Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Lots of shorebirds and waders on the ponds. Terns on the beach and Bunker Pond railing included Forster's and Common in all plumages and 1 Roseate Tern. Interesting was a Pied-billed Grebe with only its head above water. Passerines included Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting and Yellow-breasted Chat. Leaders: Karl Lukens, Kathy & Roger Horn, and Catherine Busch.
58 species

Canada Goose  100
Mute Swan  8
Gadwall  4
Mallard  30
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  8
Great Egret  10
Snowy Egret  2
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  3
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  15
Osprey  4
Killdeer  15
American Oystercatcher  8
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  10
Lesser Yellowlegs  12
Least Sandpiper  8
Short-billed Dowitcher  65
Laughing Gull  100
Herring Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull  5
Least Tern  75
Roseate Tern  1     photo
Common Tern  30
Forster's Tern  30
Royal Tern  2
Black Skimmer  5
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  8
Chimney Swift  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1     heard
Eastern Kingbird  1
American Crow  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Purple Martin  50
Barn Swallow  5
Carolina Wren  1
House Wren  1
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  10
Cedar Waxwing  1     heard
Common Yellowthroat  5     heard
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Blue Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Orchard Oriole  1     heard
House Sparrow  5

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Roseate Tern [Photo by Karl Lukens]
With a hint of blush pink on it's belly [Photo by Karl Lukens]
(From L to R) Great Egret, juvenile Snowy Egret, and juvenile Little Blue Heron [Photo by Karl Lukens]
A Pied-billed Grebe keeping cool on a very hot day [Photo by Karl Lukens]
Blue Grosbeak [Photo by Karl Lukens] 
The ever elusive Yellow-breasted Chat [Photo by Karl Lukens]