Birding Cape May Point - Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Warm, southerly winds but still good birding. Bunker pond had some new or recent arrivals such as Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, and Pied-billed Grebe, and at least two juvenile Little Blue Herons. Raptors included two Merlin and one Peregrine Falcon, both seen perched. There were lots of gulls and terns in various plumages and at least four Lesser Black-backed Gulls. A female Blue Grosbeak was also nice to see.  Leaders: Mike Crewe, Karl Lukens, Warren Cairo, Chris Marks, Shaun Bamford, Hugh Simmons, Jesse Amesbury, Jeremy Clothier, and Emily Martin.
48 species

Canada Goose  20
Mute Swan  15
Mallard  35
Northern Shoveler  6
Green-winged Teal  2
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  2
Glossy Ibis  6
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Killdeer  5
Solitary Sandpiper  5
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  8
Sanderling  15
Least Sandpiper  9
Laughing Gull  40
Ring-billed Gull  5
Herring Gull  15
Lesser Black-backed Gull  4
Great Black-backed Gull  75
Caspian Tern  1
Common Tern  75
Forster's Tern  75
Royal Tern  10
Rock Pigeon  1
Mourning Dove  15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Merlin  2
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  10
Tree Swallow  15
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  15
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Blue Grosbeak  1
Bobolink  5
Red-winged Blackbird  75
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  1

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Lesser Black-backed Gull [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Juvenile Little Blue Heron [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Merlin [Photo by Karl Lukens]