Sunday, August 22, 2010

July 24 - Cape May ducks

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.