Birding Cape May Point - Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

A hot and humid morning with some good birds to look at. Off shore we had 2 Brown Pelicans, and on the beach and Bunker Pond there were many terns in various plumages. They included Least, Forster's, Common, and Royal Terns. Waders seen were Great Egret, a juvenile (white) Little Blue Heron, and several groups of Glossy Ibis overhead. Also overhead were several groups of Least Sandpipers, and Short-billed Dowitchers.We had the usual swallows plus a Bank Swallow. A highlight was a singing Yellow-breasted Chat with good scope views. Leaders: Mike Crewe, Karl Lukens, Steve Weis, and Chris Marks.
50 species

Canada Goose  75
Mute Swan  20
Gadwall  6
Mallard  10
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Brown Pelican  2
Great Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  28
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  5
Killdeer  5
American Oystercatcher  4
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Least Sandpiper  15
Short-billed Dowitcher  9
Laughing Gull  15
Herring Gull  2
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  20
Least Tern  8
Common Tern  15
Forster's Tern  25
Royal Tern  2
Mourning Dove  10
Chimney Swift  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Kingbird  3
Fish Crow  1
Purple Martin  75
Tree Swallow  1
Bank Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  10
Common Yellowthroat  5     heard
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Finch  2
House Sparrow  5

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Lesser Black-backed Gull [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Juvenile Little Blue Heron [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Yellow-breasted Chat [Photo by Karl Lukens]