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Birding Cape May Point – March 6, 2021

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Kyle Chelius, Bernie Hodgdon

Temp: 35° F

Winds: N 10-15 mph

Weather Conditions: Sunny

The Hermit Thrush below was pretty cooperative during this morning’s Point walk, showing off its contrasting rusty tail, drooping wings and spotted breast. Both White and Red-breasted Nuthatches were busily feeding and calling, and Lily Lake holds a variety of ducks. The real bright spot though was the three Baltimore Orioles feeding on oranges and jelly at a backyard feeder. While orioles typically spend the winter farther south, several have remained in the area this year.

44 species

SpeciesCount
Canada Goose13
Mute Swan2
Northern Shoveler4
Gadwall45
American Wigeon2
Mallard11
Green-winged Teal (American)22
Ring-necked Duck48
Bufflehead10
Hooded Merganser1
Mourning Dove9
American Coot (Red-shielded)1
Killdeer4
Bonaparte’s Gull15
Ring-billed Gull2
Herring Gull (American)8
Northern Gannet1
Double-crested Cormorant1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)1
Black Vulture1
Turkey Vulture3
Bald Eagle1
Red-shouldered Hawk1
Blue Jay2
American Crow5
Carolina Chickadee7
Tufted Titmouse1
Red-breasted Nuthatch3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)1
Carolina Wren (Northern)10
European Starling11
Northern Mockingbird3
Hermit Thrush1
American Robin25
House Sparrow10
House Finch6
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)5
White-throated Sparrow12
Song Sparrow1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)3
Brown-headed Cowbird6
Common Grackle (Purple)16
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)4
Northern Cardinal9

 

Hermit Thrush photo by Kathy Horn

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