Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek – August 29, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford

Temp: 72° F

Winds:  NE 6 mph

Weather Conditions:  mostly cloudy

Cox Hall Creek WMA was fairly quiet on this late-August morning but there were enough early fall migrants working the large oaks to keep it interesting. Black-and-white, Pine, Prairie and Tennessee warblers foraged overhead along with American Redstarts. A sure sign of fall in Cape May was the flock of about 40 Bobolink that “binked” as they flew over; it’s time to start listening for that call!

46 species

Mourning Dove3
Chimney Swift3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird3
Laughing Gull13
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)1
Great Egret1
Green Heron1
Black-crowned Night-Heron1
Turkey Vulture2
Red-bellied Woodpecker2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)1
Eastern Wood-Pewee1
Great Crested Flycatcher1
Eastern Kingbird2
White-eyed Vireo2
Red-eyed Vireo5
Blue Jay10
Fish Crow2
Carolina Chickadee9
Tufted Titmouse3
Purple Martin12
Tree Swallow18
Barn Swallow (American)6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)2
House Wren (Northern)1
Carolina Wren (Northern)7
Gray Catbird2
American Robin21
Cedar Waxwing1
House Sparrow2
House Finch1
American Goldfinch5
Baltimore Oriole3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)7
Black-and-white Warbler2
Tennessee Warbler1
American Redstart5
Pine Warbler1
Prairie Warbler1
Northern Cardinal5
Blue Grosbeak1
Indigo Bunting2
New Jersey Audubon