Birding Cape May Point - Friday, July 7th, 2017

It's easy to see the season passing at Cape May Point. The breeders are on their territories and many of them are singing. The Common Yellowthroats, the Yellow-breasted Chats, Eastern Kingbirds, Indigo Buntings and Blue Grosbeak all gave their positions away before we could see them. Shorebirds are starting to arrive, moving south already after their short but intense breeding season in the far north; Short-billed Dowitchers and Least Sandpipers are again feeding along the muddy pond edges. It's a nice time to bird in Cape May, but when isn't? Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, and Kyle Chelius.
51 species

Canada Goose  48
Mute Swan  14
Mallard  25
Northern Bobwhite  2     Continuing, believed to be from Coast Guard facility release.
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Great Egret  5
Snowy Egret  2
Glossy Ibis  8
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey (carolinensis)  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Oystercatcher  2
Killdeer  7
Least Sandpiper  3
Short-billed Dowitcher  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Laughing Gull  14
Herring Gull (American)  3
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Forster's Tern  13
Black Skimmer  1
Mourning Dove  7
Chimney Swift  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Eastern Kingbird  4
Fish Crow  2
Purple Martin  15
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow (American)  2
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  8
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  5
Cedar Waxwing  3
Common Yellowthroat  8
Yellow-breasted Chat  3
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  4
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  16
Common Grackle (Purple)  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  2

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Great Egret [Photo by Kyle Chelius]

Northern Bobwhite [Photo by Kyle Chelius]