Birds of Nummy Island - Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Tonight’s CMBO’s Nummy Island walk got off to a great start with a pair of Indigo Buntings that had apparently just arrived, actively feeding right next to our meeting point affording everyone a nice comparison of the male and female buntings.  There were folks from upstate NY and Vermont joining us. For some it was a first visit to South Jersey, and they desperately wanted to see a Clapper Rail. Right from the start of the walk we could hear Clapper Rails but couldn’t lay our eyes on even one. Gail took us to her favorite spot to search for them, and sure enough, we had great looks at two individuals along with close looks at Eastern Willets and Whimbrel.  Another highlight was finding three Red Knots (two in breeding plumage), another first for some of the participants.  All in all, another wonderful evening's birding on Nummy Island. Leaders; Gail Dwyer, Warren Cairo, Shaun Bamford and Bill Smythe
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant  50
Brant (Atlantic)  75
Canada Goose  2
American Black Duck  2
Mallard  4
Red-breasted Merganser  1
Red-throated Loon  1
Common Loon  2
Double-crested Cormorant  35
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  3
Little Blue Heron  1
Osprey  8
Clapper Rail  12
American Oystercatcher  24
Black-bellied Plover  40
Whimbrel  20
Ruddy Turnstone  2
Red Knot  3
Dunlin  50
Short-billed Dowitcher  20
Greater Yellowlegs  8
Willet (Eastern)  14
Laughing Gull  300
Herring Gull  8
Great Black-backed Gull  4
Forster's Tern  6
Peregrine Falcon  1
American Crow  2
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
Song Sparrow  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  12
Boat-tailed Grackle  20

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