Sundays at Northwood - Sunday, December 11th, 2016

It was a very birdy morning behind the Northwood Center with multiple White-breasted Nuthatches, a single Red-breasted Nuthatch, Purple Finches, White-throated Sparrows, and at least seven beautiful Fox Sparrows seen well below the feeders. After admiring the restored habitat, trails, and bird blind, we ventured out along Lake Lily to view ducks and were surprised by a close Wilson's Snipe that took flight nearly at our feet! We went to St. Peter's crossover where there were few birds flying, but had good looks at a close adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. Finally, as we walked back to the Northwood Center, we followed a murder of American Crows calling urgently in the vicinity of a large pine tree where we could see the silhouette of a Great Horned Owl before it took flight to escape it's harassers. Join us next Sunday morning at the Northwood Center in Cape May Point for our next excursion around town! Leaders: Bert Hixon, Mary Watkins, and Catherine Busch.