Birding Cape May Point - Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

As expected for the summer time, the birding was rather slow, but enough was about to keep us interested. A number of Glossy Ibis and Osprey were overhead as well as a small group of Lesser Yellowlegs and Short-billed Dowitchers. A western Willet landed on the beach for a short while. Terns were on the beach and the pier railing on Bunker Pond giving us good views of Common and Forster's Terns in various plumages. With these terns were a few Royals including a juvenile, and also Least Terns. Of note was a Cedar Waxwing bringing nest material to a nest, as well as a first summer Orchard Oriole male bringing food to its nest. Leaders: Mike Crewe, Karl Lukens, Chris Marks, Steve Weis & Jesse Amesbury.
55 species

Canada Goose  100
Mute Swan  15
Wood Duck  1
Gadwall  1
Mallard  15
Brown Pelican  2
Great Egret  1
Glossy Ibis  10
Osprey  5
Killdeer  3
American Oystercatcher  10
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Willet (Western)  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  5
Short-billed Dowitcher  4
Laughing Gull  20
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  4
Great Black-backed Gull  25
Least Tern  8
Common Tern  10
Forster's Tern  20
Royal Tern  8
Black Skimmer  3
Rock Pigeon  1
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Fish Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Purple Martin  75
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  8
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  15
Cedar Waxwing  3
Common Yellowthroat  3
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  2
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  3
Indigo Bunting  1     heard
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Orchard Oriole  2     at nest
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  5

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Common, Forster's and Royal Terns [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Yellow-breasted Chat [Photo by Karl Lukens]