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

Canada Goose13
Mute Swan2
Northern Shoveler4
American Wigeon2
Green-winged Teal (American)22
Ring-necked Duck48
Hooded Merganser1
Mourning Dove9
American Coot (Red-shielded)1
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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