Birding Cape May Point - Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Although the elusive female Evening Grosbeak that seems to be hanging around Cape May Point did not show up for us today, other birds were quite cooperative. A Hermit Thrush gave us views of all sides and both White- and Red-breasted Nuthatches were busy at backyard feeders. Purple Finches gave us an opportunity to study both males, in their lovely raspberry, and females with their bold eyebrows. As expected for this time of year, there are a good variety and number of ducks on the State Park ponds but a flock of Greater Yellowlegs was a bit of a surprise.  Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Michael McCabe
48 species

Canada Goose  15
Mute Swan  13
Northern Shoveler  24
Gadwall  60
American Wigeon  22
Mallard  11
American Black Duck  3
Northern Pintail  1
Ring-necked Duck  19
Surf Scoter  20
Bufflehead  1
Hooded Merganser  4
Ruddy Duck  25
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Mourning Dove  20
American Coot  10
Greater Yellowlegs  10
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull (American)  3
Red-throated Loon  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  6
Turkey Vulture  32
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern)  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  2
Blue Jay  5
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  1
Carolina Wren (Northern)  4
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  8
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  22
House Finch  8
Purple Finch (Eastern)  6
American Goldfinch  30
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  4
White-throated Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  4
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  1
Northern Cardinal  8
House Sparrow  28

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