E-Z Birding at Northwood - Sunday, April 16th, 2017

A beautiful spring day, new and enthusiastic birders, and a surprise rare bird made for a memorable walk around Cape May Point. A group of Brown-headed Cowbirds feeding on a lawn revealed a startling sight - a female, Yellow-headed Cowbird, a western species that occasionally is spotted in New Jersey.
26 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  3
Mute Swan  20
Mallard  11
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  30
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  3
Accipiter sp.  1
Laughing Gull  5
Herring Gull  3
Mourning Dove  10
Blue Jay  3
crow sp.  6
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Wren  2
American Robin  35
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1
White-throated Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  12
Yellow-headed Blackbird  1    
Common Grackle  25
Brown-headed Cowbird  10
House Finch  8
House Sparrow  X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Yellow-headed Blackbird [Photo by Kyle Chelius]