Birding Cape May Point - Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

A nice morning with lots of Terns to look at. We spent a good deal of time viewing and dicussing the various plumages of the Common, Forster's, Least, and Royal Terns, both adult and juvenile birds. Also good numbers of Swallows as well as the ever present (until September) Purple Martins. A juvenile Little Blue Heron and 3 close Yellow Warblers made for good viewing. Leaders: Mike Crewe, Karl Lukens, Steve Weis, Warren Cairo, Chris Marks, Shaun Bamford, and Jesse Amesbury.
43 species

Canada Goose  80
Mute Swan  15
Wood Duck  1
Gadwall  6
Mallard  6
Great Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1     juv.
Glossy Ibis  19
Osprey  3
Killdeer  6
American Oystercatcher  6
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Sanderling  15
Semipalmated Sandpiper  8
Least Sandpiper  10
Short-billed Dowitcher  5
Laughing Gull  25
Herring Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  10
Least Tern  5
Common Tern  40
Forster's Tern  50
Royal Tern  3
Black Skimmer  1
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  8
Chimney Swift  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Purple Martin  80
Tree Swallow  25
Barn Swallow  10
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  10
Common Yellowthroat  2
Yellow Warbler  3
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  5
House Finch  2
House Sparrow  2

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

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

Juvenile Little Blue Heron [Photo by Karl Lukens]