Birding Cape May Point - Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

This morning we worked the beach, dunes, and ponds, and found numerous passerines as well as the usual Terns and Gulls. Four Caspian Terns flew over giving their raucous call. There were many Yellow Warblers in the various shrubs, and we did manage some Palms and and a Cape May Warbler. A Least Flycatcher was also in the mix. We also encountered one Greater and one Lesser Yellowlegs, feeding next to each other, for a good comparison in appearance and behavior. Leaders: Mike Crewe, Megan Crewe, Karl Lukens, Chris Marks, and Jesse Amesbury.
55 species

Canada Goose  75
Mute Swan  20
Mallard  30
Northern Shoveler  13
Green-winged Teal  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  5
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  1
Turkey Vulture  5
Osprey  4
Northern Harrier  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  3
Semipalmated Plover  2
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Least Sandpiper  5
Pectoral Sandpiper  2
Laughing Gull  75
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  15
Lesser Black-backed Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  100
Caspian Tern  4
Forster's Tern  15
Royal Tern  10
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  15
Belted Kingfisher  1
American Kestrel  2
Merlin  2
Least Flycatcher  1
Fish Crow  3
Tree Swallow  200
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  1
Carolina Wren  1
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  15
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Cape May Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  10
Palm Warbler  4
Northern Cardinal  2
Blue Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird  50
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
House Sparrow  2

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Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Green Heron [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Pied-billed Grebe [Photo by Karl Lukens]