Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, March 10th, 2018

Despite a chill breeze this morning, the sun and birds were out. Hooded and Red-breasted Mergansers swam cooperatively side by side for easy comparison of size and shape. Killdeer have returned in good number this week and two were calling in the parking lot. A Red-breasted Nuthatch, seen on and off during the winter, was feeding at a backyard feeder. A Wilson's Snipe, Bonaparte's Gull and Ruby-crowned Kinglet were first-of-year birds for several in the group.

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Michael McCabe
44 species

Canada Goose  45
Mute Swan  8
Northern Shoveler  8
Gadwall  14
Mallard  16
Northern Pintail  4
Green-winged Teal (American)  27
Ring-necked Duck  15
Bufflehead  8
Hooded Merganser  2
Red-breasted Merganser  6
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  9
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  4
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Sanderling  5
Wilson's Snipe  1
Bonaparte's Gull  2
Ring-billed Gull  10
Herring Gull (American)  5
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  5
American Crow  1
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  11
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  18
Field Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  1
White-throated Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  22
Common Grackle (Purple)  7
House Finch  3
House Sparrow  10

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