Saturday, May 13, 2006

Happy International Migratory Bird Day!

Went birding in Cape May/ Stone Harbor with my best birding pal, Yvonne. It was supposed to rain all afternoon, but we only had one or two showers in the morning. The rest of the day was fabulous!

Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Ruddy Duck
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Least Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper*
Short-billed Dowitcher
Laughing Gull
Herring Gull
Forster’s Tern
Least Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Northern Parula
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Prarie Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow-breasted Chat
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
American Tree Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-wingerd Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

61 species, 1 lifer, life list total count: 323

3 best birds: Yellow-breasted Chat (mimicking a duck!), White-rumped Sandpiper (best ID of the day), and Indigo Bunting (singing his heart out)

Lunch was what else but Curry Roma Tofu at Cape Orient. I’m serious, this stuff is the BEST!!!!

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