Cox Hall Creek WMA - Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Twenty-five mph winds following a night of northwest winds means there were a lot of fast-moving birds at CHC WMA this morning. Though perched birds were scarce, what awed the group was the sheer number of birds zooming by, especially Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers. One find among the many sparrows was a first-year White-crowned Sparrow showing the brown-striped head of a young bird instead of the black-and-white striped head of an adult. White-crowned Sparrows are uncommon to fairly common fall migrants through Cape May; a small number of birds often winter along the NJ coast, with most birds traveling farther south. Leaders: Kathy & Roger Horn, Deb Payson, Shaun & Cindy Bamford, and Joe Demko.
43 species (+2 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  3
Sharp-shinned Hawk  7
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Herring Gull (American)  2
Mourning Dove  25
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  30
Merlin  1
Eastern Phoebe  7
Blue Jay  25
American Crow  24
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  1
Carolina Wren  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  12
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  15
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  40
Cedar Waxwing  4
Palm Warbler  20
Palm Warbler (Western)  30
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  10
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  200
Eastern Towhee  2
Chipping Sparrow  4
Field Sparrow  3
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  4
Swamp Sparrow  15
White-throated Sparrow  10
White-crowned Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  20
American Goldfinch  11

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