Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, January 13th, 2018

It's been a tough couple of weeks for many of our birds but birds are surprisingly hardy. Even so, we were surprised to see a tree swallow - a bird with a fairly heavy dependence on insects, though eating some berries, as well - flying over the water. Ducks are to be found wherever there's open water and Lily Lake is currently one of those places. A species that seems particularly abundant this winter is Yellow-rumped Warbler and there were many of those flitting about the streets of Cape May Point this morning, always making their presence known by their frequent flat chips.  Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Michael McCabe, Kyle Chelius

Canada Goose  60
Mute Swan  4
Gadwall  15
Mallard  4
Northern Pintail  2
Greater/Lesser Scaup  2
Black Scoter  40
Surf/Black Scoter  12
Red-throated Loon  2
Northern Gannet  1
Black Vulture  3
Turkey Vulture  7
Cooper's Hawk  1
Herring Gull (American)  5
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
Tree Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  3
Carolina Wren  4
American Robin  10
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  9
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  40
Fox Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
House Finch  14

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