Posted by: DarkEyedJunc0 | April 2, 2012

Cape Mapril :)

RF and I took our (now apparently) monthly drive to Cape May to celebrate April (if for no other reason.)
Cape May was ALIVE with birdsong, FOY and early migrants. A beautiful day with a great person!

Our travels to the Point, The Meadows and Higbee’s Beach yielded 70 species (6 Yearbirds for me!)

A beautiful day at the point!

Also, with this week’s news of a Swallow-tailed Kite, you can almost smell the rarities on their way… Unseasonably warm weather has brought an exciting birding season thusfar, with more to come!!

Our list from April 1 is as follows:

Date    Apr 1,  2012
Total Number of Species 70
Locations       Cape May: Harvard and Whildin Ave: CMPSP (Cape May Point SP) : Higbees Beach SWA :
CMMBR (Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge (Meadows)) & incidental.

Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Lesser Scaup
Ruddy Duck
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
American Oystercatcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Pectoral Sandpiper
Wilson’s Snipe
Laughing Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
gull sp.
Forster’s Tern
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
crow sp.
Horned Lark
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
House Sparrow

Good Birding to you all!


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