EZ Birding at Two-Mile Beach - Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

A breezy and beautiful day to switch EZ Birding to the Two-Mile Unit of the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge. We started by walking out to the beach where we were treated to close fly-bys of Caspian Tern and a variety of gulls. Along board walk to the salt ponds we saw a young Gray Catbird still downy with just a hint of a black cap and a blush tone to the vent feathers. A few of us saw a Connecticut Warbler next to the bird blind that quickly moved on. A highlight of our time at the blind was an adult Bald Eagle giving chase to an Osprey with a fish. Leaders: Catherine Busch, Chris Marks, Nancy Watson, Lynne & Marc Breslow, and Mary Watkins.
32 species

American Black Duck  120
Mallard  2
Wild Turkey  1
Double-crested Cormorant  16
Great Egret  12
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  6
Cooper's Hawk  2
Laughing Gull  X
Herring Gull (American)  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Caspian Tern  6
Forster's Tern  X
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  6
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  45
American Crow  12
Tree Swallow  X
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  20
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
Connecticut Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  3
Eastern Towhee  1
Savannah Sparrow  3     heard
Northern Cardinal  2
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  3

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)