Hawks, Trails, and Beach - Saturday, October 11th, 2014

It was a chilly, damp, drizzly afternoon for our walk at  the State Park. In spite of the weather, the group was excited to see a Bald Eagle chasing an Osprey for its fish which it finally got. On Bunker Pond we found a variety of ducks including Eurasian Wigeon, American Wigeon, Northern Shovelers, Northern Pintails, Mallards, both Blue- and Green-winged Teal, and Gadwall. We also saw juvenile Pectoral Sandpipers. In the brush, we had Savannah and Swamp Sparrows along with Palm Warblers. In the wooded areas, there were both Golden- and Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Black-and-White Warblers, and Carolina Chickadees. Yellow-rumped Warblers were everywhere. Leaders: Chuck Slugg, Cindy Bamford, and Deb Payson.
52 species

Canada Goose  20
Mute Swan  24
Gadwall  6
Eurasian Wigeon  3     These are the three Eurasian Wigeon that have been seen from the Cape May Hawkwatch for the past week.
American Wigeon  35
Mallard  16
Blue-winged Teal  12
Northern Shoveler  14
Northern Pintail  3
Green-winged Teal  8
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  5
Sharp-shinned Hawk  3
Cooper's Hawk  3
Bald Eagle  4
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  1     heard only
Pectoral Sandpiper  3
Herring Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  5
Belted Kingfisher  2
Northern Flicker  6
Merlin  3
Peregrine Falcon  3
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  8     heard only
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  30
Carolina Chickadee  4
Carolina Wren  3     heard only
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Gray Catbird  7
Brown Thrasher  2     heard only
Northern Mockingbird  6
Cedar Waxwing  3     heard only
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  8
Yellow-rumped Warbler  30
Savannah Sparrow  9
Swamp Sparrow  4
White-crowned Sparrow  4     seen by leader only
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  5
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  5

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