EZ Birding at Two-Mile Beach - Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

A warm day with a light breeze made for a pleasant seawatch from the beach at the Two-Mile Unit of the Cape May Wildlife Refuge. Highlights included multiple large flocks of Black Scoter migrating south, some fairly close, and a Peregrine Falcon over the dunes and later perched on a dead tree at the salt ponds. Yellow-rump Warblers were numerous as is typical when there are bayberries to be had along the coast, and Grey Catbirds called and skulked throughout the scrub habitat. Leaders: Catherine Busch, Chris Marks, Marc & Lynne Breslow, Nancy Watson, and Mary Watkins.
39 species

American Black Duck  72
Mallard  5
Black Scoter  250
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  15
Great Egret  5
Osprey  4
Northern Harrier  3
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  3
Bald Eagle  1      seen by a few after walk ended
Black-bellied Plover  25
Greater Yellowlegs  6
Western Sandpiper  10
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  4
Herring Gull (American)  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Caspian Tern  5
Royal Tern  6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Blue Jay  35
American Crow  3
Fish Crow  2
Tree Swallow  X
Gray Catbird  X
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  X
Eastern Towhee  3
Savannah Sparrow  X     heard
Swamp Sparrow  X     heard
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  5

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