Birding Cape May Point – February 13, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 28° F

Winds: NE 5-15 mph

Weather Conditions: light rain/frozen mix

Despite a light but persistent drizzle, interesting birds showed up for the walk this morning. Though it is mid-winter, a Great Egret made a brief appearance at Lily Lake and a Gray Catbird and a Baltimore Oriole fed at feeders along our route while a female Purple Finch perched on a roof. This flock of Cedar Waxwings was perched at the entrance to the State Park when we left it for our walk about town and was still there when we returned more than an hour later!

49 species

Species Count
Canada Goose 1
Mute Swan 2
Tundra Swan 1
Northern Shoveler 2
Gadwall 13
American Wigeon 8
Mallard 7
American Black Duck 2
Northern Pintail 6
Ring-necked Duck 25
Long-tailed Duck 4
Bufflehead 8
Hooded Merganser 1
Ruddy Duck 1
Mourning Dove 3
American Coot (Red-shielded) 2
Sanderling 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull (American) 6
Red-throated Loon 2
Double-crested Cormorant 11
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Great Egret 1
Northern Harrier 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (lineatus Group) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Blue Jay 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
Carolina Wren (Northern) 6
European Starling 16
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 3
American Robin 13
Cedar Waxwing 32
House Sparrow 11
House Finch 14
Purple Finch (Eastern) 2
American Goldfinch 6
Fox Sparrow (Red) 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 5
White-throated Sparrow 15
Song Sparrow 2
Common Grackle (Purple) 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 9
Northern Cardinal 5

Cedar Waxwings photo by Kathy Horn