Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm - Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Participants on today's walk at the Rea Farm will probably never forget it. It rained, it poured, it drizzled. But the birds were all around, just looking a little darker - and a lot wetter - than usual. The Red-shouldered Hawk that perched atop a phone pole seemed unfazed. The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was no more camouflaged than usual - which is to say it was very well camouflaged. Most apparent, however, was the influx of Yellow-rumped Warblers, which were everywhere. During breeding season, Yellow-rumps are the most abundant wood warbler in Canada; today they were the most abundant warbler in Cape May.  Leaders: Kathy & Roger Horn, and Deb Payson.
48 species

Canada Goose  55
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  6
Osprey  3
Sharp-shinned Hawk  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Herring Gull (American)  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
Mourning Dove  14
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  12
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Phoebe  6
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  19
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  4
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  15
Gray Catbird  11
Brown Thrasher  4
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  28
Cedar Waxwing  32
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  18
Northern Parula  1
Palm Warbler  15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  45
Savannah Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  10
White-throated Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  7
Red-winged Blackbird  15
American Goldfinch  2

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