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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

SpeciesCount
Canada Goose18
Mute Swan8
Blue-winged Teal4
Gadwall14
American Wigeon4
Mallard13
Green-winged Teal (American)8
Surf/Black Scoter40
Bufflehead2
Mourning Dove2
American Coot (Red-shielded)15
American Oystercatcher2
Killdeer3
Herring Gull (American)3
Great Black-backed Gull1
Red-throated Loon5
Northern Gannet14
Double-crested Cormorant45
Great Egret1
Snowy Egret2
Turkey Vulture1
Osprey (carolinensis)1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)1
Blue Jay2
American Crow2
Fish Crow5
Carolina Chickadee2
Purple Martin20
Tree Swallow11
Red-breasted Nuthatch1
Carolina Wren (Northern)10
European Starling4
Brown Thrasher2
Northern Mockingbird3
American Robin3
House Sparrow1
Field Sparrow7
Song Sparrow1
Eastern Towhee1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)14
Common Grackle (Purple)7
Pine Warbler4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)3
Northern Cardinal6

 

Blue-winged Teal photo by Kathy Horn

 

Blue-winged Teal photo by Kathy Horn

Osprey with nesting material – photo by Kathy Horn

 

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