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


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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