Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm - Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

After 15 minutes at the cold, quiet and windy Rea Farm, we headed over to the concrete ship in Cape May Point for some bay-watching. There birds were moving, most of them headed up the bay. We didn't get a hoped-for rarity but a few tern species - Common, Forster, Royal and Caspian - were gliding in the wind, Merlins and Peregrine Falcons made a few tries at smaller birds, and a Belted Kingfisher landed on the jetty for a brief rest from fighting the strong winds. White-rumped Sandpipers passed closely enough to see their white rumps. Leaders: Kathy & Roger Horn, and Karl Lukens.
26 species

American Black Duck  4
Mallard  2
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  3
American Oystercatcher  5
Semipalmated Plover  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Sanderling  14
Least Sandpiper  1
White-rumped Sandpiper  7
Laughing Gull  14
Herring Gull (American)  7
Great Black-backed Gull  11
Caspian Tern  1
Common Tern  3
Forster's Tern  14
Royal Tern  22
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Merlin  3
Peregrine Falcon  3
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  110
Barn Swallow  4
Northern Mockingbird  1

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