Joppa Flats birding trip to Cape May, NJ, May 3-6, 2013

Bad weather, slow migration, but a great time!

 


lots of American Oystercatchers, including this one on a nest at Forsythe NWR


Reed's Beach (almost all Laughing Gulls)


and a few Sanderlings


including this one in high breeding plumage,


Short-billed Dowitchers over the Nummy's Island marshes


Willet


How many species?*


Common Loon molting into alternate plumage


Double-crested Cormorant, showing the crests in alternate plumage


Distant Clapper Rail in the salt marsh


Forster's Terns


Great Egret


Yellow-crowned Night-Herons


Eastern Bluebird


Eastern Towhee


Northern Rough-winged Swallow


White-eyed Vireo


Distant Peregrine Falcon


Hooded Warbler


Prairie Warbler


Worm-eating Warbler


Yellow-throated Warbler


montage of images of a family of Red Foxes


Michael tries crabs for the first time (with a little help)

*4 (Whimbrel, Red Knot, Short-billed Dowitcher, Dunlin)

 

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