Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, December 5th, 2015

A crisp morning with no wind and sunny. There were large numbers of American Robins flying overhead. Yellow-rumped Warblers were actively flitting through the cedars at Northwood Center. As we walked towards the State Park, Song Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows chipped at us along the edges of Lily Lake. On Lighthouse Pond we were treated to a male Eurasian Wigeon and two male Redheads. Karl described their heads as "glowing in the sun." Scott Whittle alerted us to a couple of Common Eider near the jetty at St. Peters dune crossing. When we got there two juvenal White-winged Scoters had joined them. As we returned back towards the Northwood Center, a Red-breasted Nuthatch was picking through a tree covered with lichen. He was "liken the lichen".... Leaders: Roger Horn and Karl Lukens.
54 species

Canada Goose  6
Mute Swan  9
Gadwall  32
Eurasian Wigeon  1
American Wigeon  28
Mallard  40
Blue-winged Teal  1
Northern Shoveler  8
Northern Pintail  12
Green-winged Teal (American)  10
Redhead  3
Ring-necked Duck  6
Common Eider  2
Surf Scoter  9
White-winged Scoter  2
Black Scoter  90
Bufflehead  1
Red-throated Loon  5
Northern Gannet  1
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Great Blue Heron  2
Black Vulture  20
Turkey Vulture  15
Northern Harrier  2
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Coot  2
Ring-billed Gull  30
Herring Gull (American)  40
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  9
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  3
Carolina Chickadee  5
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  200
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  15
Cedar Waxwing  7
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  30
White-throated Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle (Purple)  1
House Finch  7
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  8

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