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

Species Count
Canada Goose 13
Mute Swan 2
Northern Shoveler 4
Gadwall 45
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 11
Green-winged Teal (American) 22
Ring-necked Duck 48
Bufflehead 10
Hooded Merganser 1
Mourning Dove 9
American Coot (Red-shielded) 1
Killdeer 4
Bonaparte’s Gull 15
Ring-billed Gull 2
Herring Gull (American) 8
Northern Gannet 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 3
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
Carolina Wren (Northern) 10
European Starling 11
Northern Mockingbird 3
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 25
House Sparrow 10
House Finch 6
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 5
White-throated Sparrow 12
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Common Grackle (Purple) 16
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Northern Cardinal 9


Hermit Thrush photo by Kathy Horn