Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Red-breasted Nuthatches showed up for this morning's walk, giving their toy horn "yank, yank" calls. Though similar in many ways to our resident White-breasted Nuthatches, Red-breasteds differ in some ways. They prefer fir and spruce forests while our White-breasted Nuthatches prefer deciduous forests. And they're unique among nuthatches in the irruptive movements that result when winter food is scarce on their breeding grounds. This year is a good year to see them. Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Karl Lukens, Kyle Chelius, and Michael McCabe.
47 species

Canada Goose 19
Mute Swan  2
Gadwall  6
American Wigeon  2
Mallard (Northern)  28
Northern Shoveler  14
Green-winged Teal (American)  10
Ring-necked Duck  4
Greater Scaup  1
Bufflehead  1
Ruddy Duck (Ruddy)  2
Northern Gannet  5
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Black Vulture  3
Turkey Vulture  12
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  2
Wilson's Snipe  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull (American)  2
Great Black-backed Gull  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  7
Belted Kingfisher  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  5
Fish Crow  1
Carolina Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren (Northern)  5
American Robin  12
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  9
Cedar Waxwing  15
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  7
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  25
White-throated Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  6
Common Grackle (Purple)  13
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
House Finch  8
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  7

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Mourning Dove [Photo by Roger Horn]

Red-breasted Nuthatch [Photo by Roger Horn]

American Robin [Photo by Karl Lukens]