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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

SpeciesCount
Canada Goose1
Mute Swan2
Tundra Swan1
Northern Shoveler2
Gadwall13
American Wigeon8
Mallard7
American Black Duck2
Northern Pintail6
Ring-necked Duck25
Long-tailed Duck4
Bufflehead8
Hooded Merganser1
Ruddy Duck1
Mourning Dove3
American Coot (Red-shielded)2
Sanderling1
Ring-billed Gull1
Herring Gull (American)6
Red-throated Loon2
Double-crested Cormorant11
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)3
Great Egret1
Northern Harrier1
Red-shouldered Hawk (lineatus Group)1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)2
Blue Jay5
Carolina Chickadee2
Tufted Titmouse3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet1
Red-breasted Nuthatch6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)2
Carolina Wren (Northern)6
European Starling16
Gray Catbird1
Northern Mockingbird3
American Robin13
Cedar Waxwing32
House Sparrow11
House Finch14
Purple Finch (Eastern)2
American Goldfinch6
Fox Sparrow (Red)1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)5
White-throated Sparrow15
Song Sparrow2
Common Grackle (Purple)2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)9
Northern Cardinal5

Cedar Waxwings photo by Kathy Horn

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