Sunset Birding at The Meadows - Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Tonight's Sunset at the Meadows walk was a little bit of a surprise. Who would expect that in early June in Cape May you would need a fleece for this walk, but we did. It really wasn't really cold, just a cool ocean breeze, one that we will be begging for in a few weeks. We had great looks at most of the birds along the way, Common Yellowthroats, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers, but the highlight for many was watching the Black Skimmers skimming across a mirror-like pond which was reflecting a beautiful sunset. What a great night to be out! Leaders: Warren Cairo & Michael McCabe.
33 species

Canada Goose  40
Mute Swan  8
Gadwall  5
Mallard  10
Great Egret  2
Green Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  1
Black Vulture  1
Osprey  2
American Oystercatcher  5
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Laughing Gull  12
Herring Gull  4
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  30
Least Tern  20
Forster's Tern  6
Black Skimmer  8
Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Purple Martin  20
Tree Swallow  8
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Wren  2
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  16
Common Grackle  6

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