Higbee Beach - Friday, April 13th, 2012

We timed our beach arrival perfectly to watch the 07:30AM ferry steaming out into Delaware Bay with a ribbon of Northern Gannets and Laughing Gulls trailing out behind. Parties of Bonaparte's Gulls were heading north up the bay and Double-crested Cormorants adorned the distant concrete ship. The fields remain quiet still, but Field Sparrows and White-eyed Vireos were singing and a single Palm Warbler gave promise of more to come.  Leaders: Mike Crewe, Roger Horn, Karl Lukens, Warren Cairo, Patty Rourke, Steve Weis, and Chris Marks.

34 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  2
Mallard  2
Surf/Black Scoter  30
Red-breasted Merganser  2
Common Loon  1
Northern Gannet  120
Double-crested Cormorant  50
Great Egret  4
Turkey Vulture  1
Bald Eagle  1
American Oystercatcher  4
Bonaparte's Gull  55
Laughing Gull  150
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull (American)  6
Great Black-backed Gull  30
Mourning Dove  2
Downy Woodpecker  4
White-eyed Vireo  3
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  2
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
American Robin  2
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  4
White-throated Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  4

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