Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Open water is gradually returning to the frozen ponds and the duck diversity is increasing once again. Green-winged Teal have been scarce these last few weeks but we found one perched on the ice on Lake Lily, close to the continuing Redheads. We also had a few flocks of Cedar Waxwings. Waxwing flocks are nomadic in the winter, moving to areas where the sugary fruits they depend on for sustenance are readily available. Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Kyle Chelius, Michael McCabe
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  11
Mute Swan  4
Northern Shoveler  14
Mallard  60
American Black Duck  2
Green-winged Teal (American)  1
Redhead  4
Ring-necked Duck  12
Greater Scaup  2
Lesser Scaup  4
Ruddy Duck  2
Red-throated Loon  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  6
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull (American)  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  17
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  4
Carolina Chickadee  3
Carolina Wren  6
American Robin  100
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  70
Cedar Waxwing  25
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  125
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  2
White-throated Sparrow  15
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  12
Brown-headed Cowbird  10
Common Grackle  250
Common Grackle (Purple)  12
House Finch  8
House Sparrow  20

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Cedar Waxwing Photo by Kathy Horn