Alternating weekends between my Scottish and English friends, today saw the return of scotsman Bill E. as we drove down to Cape May for the trio of Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks that had been found the prior Sunday. We were able to get on the birds immediately and at very close distance. This rare east coast vagrant was a New Jersey State bird for the both of us.
We also saw a summering Surf Scoter, Royal Tern, Black Skimmers, Purple Martins, and Prairie Warbler.
On the drive home we stopped at Forsythe NWR and saw Glossy Ibis, Western Sandpiper, and Eastern Meadowlark.