Birding Cape May Point – April 10, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 54°F

Winds:  SE 5-10 mph

Weather Conditions: mostly sunny

The predicted rain never arrived and it was a beautiful spring day at the Park. Purple Martins are back at the martin houses, making a racket in the parking lot. Tree Swallows are vying for nest boxes, Ospreys are carrying nesting material and a pair of Oystercatchers are cuddling together on the beach. Northern Gannets are still moving through in good numbers and we had several Red-throated Loons fly by. A few Blue-winged Teal are still around, looking very spiffy in their breeding plumage.

43 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 18
Mute Swan 8
Blue-winged Teal 4
Gadwall 14
American Wigeon 4
Mallard 13
Green-winged Teal (American) 8
Surf/Black Scoter 40
Bufflehead 2
Mourning Dove 2
American Coot (Red-shielded) 15
American Oystercatcher 2
Killdeer 3
Herring Gull (American) 3
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Red-throated Loon 5
Northern Gannet 14
Double-crested Cormorant 45
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey (carolinensis) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Purple Martin 20
Tree Swallow 11
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren (Northern) 10
European Starling 4
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 3
American Robin 3
House Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 14
Common Grackle (Purple) 7
Pine Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Northern Cardinal 6


Blue-winged Teal photo by Kathy Horn


Blue-winged Teal photo by Kathy Horn

Osprey with nesting material – photo by Kathy Horn