Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, December 19th, 2015

It was a cold morning with little crystals of ice along Lake Lily's edge. We did see 41 species of birds, with the huge flock of European Starlings creating a murmuration. Two Bald Eagles, one adult, one first year, came around flying low. The ducks raised into the air scattering in all directions. Eventually the adult Eagle landed atop a telephone pole and surveyed the area. Leaders: Roger Horn, Karl Lukens, Steve Weis, and Mary Watkins.
41 species

Canada Goose  32
Mute Swan  9
Gadwall  36
American Wigeon  24
Mallard  30
Northern Shoveler  18
Northern Pintail  14
Green-winged Teal (American)  12
Ring-necked Duck  20
Greater Scaup  1
Surf Scoter  1
Long-tailed Duck  1
Bufflehead  2
Hooded Merganser  10
Northern Gannet  9
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  4
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  2
American Coot  14
Ring-billed Gull  12
Herring Gull (American)  7
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Mourning Dove  6
American Crow  4
Carolina Chickadee  1
Carolina Wren  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  38
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  907
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  22
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  7
White-throated Sparrow  6
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Common Grackle (Purple)  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  20
House Sparrow  8

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Bald Eagle [Photo by Karl Lukens]