Kick Off Your Year List - January 1st, 2013

For a detailed account of the trip, see View from the Cape.
Leaders:  Mike Crewe, Chuck & Mary Jane Slugg, Catherine Busch, Chris Marks, Kathy & Roger Horn, Janet Crawford, Steve Weiss, Joe Demko, Shaun Bamford, Karl Lukens, and Dave Lord.
76 species

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback    Third plover pond
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
King Eider     Continuing off St. Mary's crossover
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Western Grebe     Continuing bird - near its float in Cape May Harbor
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant    On jetty at Two-Mile Beach
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Greater Yellowlegs
Ruddy Turnstone
Wilson's Snipe   Lighthouse pond near road
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker    seen by a few
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch    seen by a few
Winter Wren   seen by a few
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird   seen by a few
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill (type 3)     Observed feeding on pines on Whildin dune
American Goldfinch    heard
House Sparrow

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