Friday, November 30, 2012

Whitesbog 11/30: Hearing, Then Seeing

I had to go to the dump today and as the dump is about a third of the way to Whitesbog, I went there for my walk. Whitesbog is big; I started in Burlington County and walked the road alongside the bogs and reservoirs into Ocean County. And, with all that walking, aside from an impressive number of Tundra Swans, there weren't any exciting or unusual birds to be found.

What pleased me about the outing was my ear birding. I'm getting decent at it. Quite a few times, I heard a bird first, then found it, and since they don't sing this time of year (except for Carolina Wrens and Song Sparrows), I was picking up their little call notes and in one case, the sound of their wings.

Examples: Walking on the road near the headquarters I heard the soft "tss, tss" of a Golden-crowned Kinglet. Looked up, spotted it. Deep in Ocean County, surveying yet another empty bog, I heard behind me the little trills of Eastern Bluebirds. Turned back on the road, saw some shapes in a bare tree, there they were. I heard faintly the sound of large wings flapping, distinctive of swans, and found a lone Tundra Swan heading east. What else? Cardinal: heard it then saw it. As soon as I got there I heard the "doo-doo-doo" of goldfinches and found them in with a huge flock of juncos. And I also picked out the descending "chrrrr" of a Red-tailed Hawk, was able to distinguish it from the imitative sound that Blue Jays like to make to mess with other birds, and then found the bird flying over the tree tops. This is all rudimentary stuff but it pleases me to be able to find the birds after I hear them. Let's keep the "watch" in "bird watching"!

So the third trip to Whitesbog in November ended a rough month for birding; more on that in the monthly wrap up.

23 species for the day.
Tundra Swan  52
American Black Duck  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
  1    Heard
Downy Woodpecker  3
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  1    Heard
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  2
American Robin  1
Savannah Sparrow  2
Fox Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  40
Northern Cardinal  1
American Goldfinch  4

Sunday, November 25, 2012

100 More Books

It took me 14 months to read (or reread) the next 100 books. I can't pick out one reason that the pace of reading has slowed down. Maybe I'm outside more. Maybe it's because I no longer ride the subway.

Looking over the list I see that I reread a lot of McPhee, De Lillo, and Hammett. This year I may start rereading Philip Roth, now that he's announced his retirement.

I read, or reread a lot of poetry these last months. Even if the books are slim, reading poetry takes a long time if you want to read it properly. First you  have to read it for "sense." Then you have to read it for how it's built. Then you have to reread it to see how the sense and structure fit together.

In the guilty pleasures category, I've started reading a series of English murder mysteries by an American mother and son team writing under the name of Charles Todd. I allow myself one a month.

There's a funny little run of books with Wittgenstein's name in the title--one led to another and the original impetus was from the book "Why Does the World Exist?" (By the way, the answer is, "No good reason.")

So, for those of you who love lists as much as I do, here they are, with occasional comments:

1)    9/26: Recovery® --Berryman
2)    9/27: Life Studies & For the Union Dead®--Lowell
3)    10/ 7: The Strangest Man
4)    10/11: The Elements of Style®
5)    10/13: The Anthologist--Baker
6)    10/17: The Thin Man®--Hammett
7)    10/20: Collected Poems, Philip Larkin®
8)    10/26: What a Baseball Manager Does
9)    10/27: The Ballad and the Source--Lehmann
10)  10/29: The World of Marcel Duchamp
11)  10/31: The Sense of an Ending--Barnes
12)  11/1: Point Omega—DeLillo
13)  11/6: Flaubert’s Parrot--Barnes
14)  11/7: The Jersey Devil
15)  11/15: A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters--Barnes
16)  11/17: The Nick Adams Stories—Hemingway
17)  11/22: The Angel Esmeralda—DeLillo
18) 11/28: U and I® --Baker
19) 12/2: Self-Consciousness—Updike
20)  12/5: Modernism: A Very Short Introduction
21)  12/10: An Object of Beauty—Martin
22)  12/13: The Survival of the Bark Canoe®--McPhee
23)  12/14: Soap®--Ponge ®Thought it was boring 35 years ago, still think it’s boring today.
24) 12/15: Mrs. Dalloway’s Party—Woolf
25) 12/17: The Glass Key®--Hammett
26)  12/20: The Hours®--Cunningham
27)  12/23: Mrs. Dalloway®--Woolf ®Not nearly as interesting as I remembered it
28)  12/25: The Greatest Stories Never Told
29)  1/2/12: Virginia Woolf’s Nose
30)  1/10: Keepers of the Flame—Hamilton
31)  1/11: English As She Is Spoke
32)  1/14: The L√ľneburg Variation®--Maurensig
33)  1/16: Dada: Art and Anti-art—Richter
34)  1/19: Running in the Family®—Ondaatje
35)  1/22: The Savage God®--Alvarez
36)  1/26: A Universe From Nothing
37)  1/31: Old New York®--Wharton
38)  2/7: The Custom of the Country—Wharton
39)  2/11: All Art is Propaganda—Orwell
40)  2/14: Selected Poems, Delmore Schwartz
41)  2/23: Vanished Act: The Life and Art of Weldon Kees
42)  2/23: Collected Poems of Weldon Kees®
43)  2/23: Threads—Schrader
44)  2/24: Night of Pure Breathing—Fleming
45)  2/25: The Continental Op®--Hammett
46)  3/1: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man®—Joyce ® Some famous lines.   
47)  3/2: Betrayal—Pinter
48)  3/6: The Art of Bird Finding—Dunne
49)  3/7: In the Money®--WCW
50)  3/12: Facing Unpleasant Facts—Orwell
51)  3/22: George Orwell: A Life®
52)  3/22: Animal Farm®--Orwell
53)  3/23: Beautiful & Pointless—Orr ® No & yes.
54)  3/27: The Lost Continent—Bryson
55)  3/31: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union—Chabon
56)  4/1: Death of a Salesman®--Miller
57)  4/5: Mother Tongue®--Bryson
58)  4/22: Ghost Towns and Other Quirky Places in the New Jersey Pine Barrens
59)  4/25: As They See ‘Em
60)  5/8: A Pine Barrens Odyssey
61)  5/9: The Curious Builder—Violi
62)  5/10: Making Certain it Goes On—Hugo
63)  5/15: Prague Fatale—Kerr
64)  5/24: What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank—Englander
65)  6/5: The Great War and Modern Memory®—Fussell
66)  6/15: About Schmidt—Begley
67)  6/16: Train Dreams—Johnson
68)  6/22: Istanbul Passage—Kanon
69)  6/26: Where the Sea Breaks Its Back
70)  7/2: Schmidt Delivered—Begley
71)  7/4: Looking For A Ship®—McPhee
72)  7/5: Spring and All®--WCW
73)  7/6: On Bullshit®--Frankfurt
74)  7/10: Schmidt Steps Back—Begley
75)  7/18: Bird Sense
76)  7/20: A Test of Wills—Todd
77)  7/25: The Theory of the Leisure Class--Veblen®Gave up after reading ¾ of the book—why say in 10 words what you can say in a 100?
78)  7/30: To Forgive Design—Petroski
79)  7/30: Outliers—Gladwell
80)  8/3: Priceless®--Poundstone
81)  8/9: The Meinertzhagen Mystery®Bio of a fraud.
82)  8/13: Wings of Fire—Todd
83)  8/15: Trudy Hopedale—Frank
84)  8/28: A Man Called Intrepid
85)  9/6: Why Does The World Exist?
86)  9/12: Wittgenstein’s Poker®
87)  9/18: The Evolution of Useful Things—Petroski
88)  9/24: Wittgenstein’s Nephew—Bernhard
89)  9/30: Wittgenstein’s Vienna
90)  10/3: The Loser—Bernhard
91)  10/18: The Color Revolution
92)  10/24: Search the Dark—Todd
93)  10/29: Night Games—Schnitzler
94)  10/31: Roy Lichtenstein: Mural with Blue Brushstroke®
95)  11/2: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf—Albee
96)  11/4: Nabokov’s Butterfly®
97)  11/6: Borders: A Very Short Introduction
98)  11/14: The World of Yesterday—Zweig
99)  11/20: Legacy of the Dead—Todd ® Too many coincidences.
100) 11/25: The Sealed Train

The little ® indicates a book I reread--which looks to be 25% for this tranche

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Staten Island 11/23--Cave Swallow

We had to be in Brooklyn this evening to celebrate a friend's birthday, so on the way we stopped off on Staten Island to do some quick birding. Our first stop was the Cemetery of the Resurrection across the street from Mount Loretto. I always feel a little creepy when I'm in a cemetery for anything other than a funeral. I feel like I'm trespassing even though I know that cemeteries, like Green-Wood, have set themselves up as tourist attractions. The attraction for us was a rare bird for NYC (or the northeast, for that matter)--Cave Swallows. We got to the area called the Perpendicular Pond and waited for a few minutes. A car pulled up and immediately I thought it might be a cemetery official wanting to shoo us away, but instead it was another birder asking if we had seen any swallows when at that moment one whizzed by our heads. Off it went over Sharrot Avenue. "Damn," I thought, "Is that going to be my look at a Cave Swallow--a half-second blur?"

Fortunately, no. Above us a few more swallows were flying, identifiable by their shape and orange throats. I was pretty happy, because this was a life bird. Or so I thought. When I got home I found that I had seen Cave Swallows twice in Puerto Rico. When you have a life list of well over 500 species, it gets hard, sometimes, to keep track of what you've seen where and when. However, Cave Swallow is a new

  • United States bird (for birding purposes, Puerto Rico is not considered the U.S.)
  • New York bird and
  • Richmond County bird.

Ain't databases grand?

We didn't have enough time to do Mount Loretto justice so we drove up to Great Kills Park which has just recently been partially reopened after sustaining significant Sandy damage. Only the entrance road up to the first parking lot is open. That lot overlooks what's call the mud flats, always a good place to find waterfowl, waders, plovers, sandpipers and in the spring and summer--Bank Swallows.

We were surprised to find that the 10 foot high bluffs that stood over the beach (in which the Bank Swallows would nest) were washed away--instead there was a very gentle slope from the water up to the scrubby field in front of the parking lot. Won't the swallows be surprised when they return in the spring and find no place to nest! Admittedly, this is minor considering the damage the storm wreaked, but it is a good example of just how fragile the habitat for birds can be.

It was hard to tell if the mud flats were now buried beneath the sand or if the tide was just high. It was difficult, in fact, to orient ourselves, since most of the trees that stood along the edge of the bluff were just gone along with the trail that ran behind them. I didn't bring the scope, so a couple of distant rafts of waterfowl had to go unidentified, but we did see 3 Horned Grebes and one Red-throated Loon close in among the breakers. There were too many people on the beach (each one Omigodding the damage) for any winter peeps to be around. We didn't stay long--it was pretty depressing and for some reason the construction vehicles suddenly started blowing sand all around. As we drove up Hyland Blvd toward the bridge, looking down each block to the bay, it was easy to see where the water had come up and destroyed property. We certainly weren't about to be ghouls and actively go looking for damage. That would have been even creepier than being in a cemetery.

14 species for the 2 spots and an excellent meal afterward with dear friends.
Species     Count     First Sighting
Gadwall     10     Cemetery of the Resurrection
American Black Duck     25     Great Kills Mud Flats
Mallard     10     Cemetery of the Resurrection
Bufflehead     1     Cemetery of the Resurrection
Ruddy Duck     5     Cemetery of the Resurrection
Red-throated Loon     1     Great Kills Mud Flats
Horned Grebe     3     Great Kills Mud Flats
Great Blue Heron     1     Cemetery of the Resurrection
Ring-billed Gull     5     Great Kills Mud Flats
Great Black-backed Gull     1     Great Kills Mud Flats
Rock Pigeon     3     Cemetery of the Resurrection
Blue Jay     4     Cemetery of the Resurrection
Cave Swallow     4     Cemetery of the Resurrection
Black-capped Chickadee     1     Cemetery of the Resurrection

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Brigantine, Thanksgiving Day--Limited Access

The 8 mile loop around the impoundments at Brigantine sustained severe Sandy damage, including a breach of the road so that the bay runs into one of the ponds, but after 3 weeks of clean up, some of the walking trails are open and we went down this morning to see what we could see.

But the most interesting bird we saw today was before we got there, on New York Road, just after we exited the Parkway: a fairly large bird was running across the road, then, to avoid an oncoming car, it flew (really more of a jump) into the woods alongside. In those few seconds we noted both the small head and the pointed, long tail--my first reaction was grouse, but Shari saw immediately that was wrong because the bird was too big. We've seen peafowl (not countable) along that road, but this bird didn't have the prominent little fan at the back of the head that adorns both sexes, nor was it as bulky as that bird. It certainly wasn't a turkey--I see them constantly, up close, on our lawn. It was a hen Ring-Necked Pheasant, which is very surprising since they are listed as rare in that area and "extirpated" on Brigantine's new bird list. Without photos it probably won't be accepted by eBird's reviewer (I expect an email asking for details any moment now), but we saw what we saw.

At the refuge we first walked on the little trail by the parking lot which had a lot of the common birds you'd expect. Then we walked down the road to the Gull Pond Tower, past the blocked entrance to the Wildlife Drive. It was a new experience for us to walk the length of that road--normally, of course, we drive it. We were happy and relieved to see that the boardwalk of Leeds Eco-trail survived undamaged--the plank we donated unharmed. There were finch-like birds flying and calling overhead there--I wanted them to be either of the crossbills that have been reported lately but had to settle for the consolation prize of a Pine Siskin.  

Farther along the road we only found Mallards in the pond on the left, but from the Gull Tower we were able to scope out a slew of ducks--many American Black Ducks, dabbling with their butts in the air, but also lots of species too far away for any reliable i.d. There were also Tundra Swans, big enough to identify even from that distance and much farther out a flock of Canada Geese. It seemed like there were thousands of waterfowl out on the water and it was frustrating in the extreme not to be on the road checking through the flocks. It is going to be some time before we're able to do that again. Not only does the road need to be rebuilt and the huge breach filled in with tons of dirt, but I would imagine that the sluices and gates that control the water levels in the ponds all need to be checked and repaired. With the salt water in the ponds, much of the vegetation that the ducks depend on died, as well as the insects they eat which live on the plants. How that is remedied I don't know.

So it was a somewhat melancholy journey today that netted 30 species on the refuge. An acceptable number, given the constraints.
Canada Goose  X
Tundra Swan  13
American Black Duck  X
Mallard  21
Lesser Scaup  1    entrance pond
Ruddy Duck  5    entrance pond
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Northern Harrier  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  2
Carolina Chickadee  1    Heard on road to Gull Pond
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  1    Heard
Carolina Wren  4
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  3    On martin house supports
Hermit Thrush  1    Picnic tables
American Robin  15
Northern Mockingbird  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1    Road to Gull Pond Tower
White-throated Sparrow  7    Picnic tables
Northern Cardinal  1    Picnic tables
Common Grackle  1    Picnic tables
Pine Siskin  1    Tree near Leeds Eco trail

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Whitesbog 11/18--American Tree Sparrow

"Go west," Shari said, since east looks like a giant stomped and kicked everything all to pieces. So we headed first to Whitesbog, then to Rancocas State Park, just outside of "historic" Mt Holly. We were hoping for "winter finches." So was another guy we saw on the road at Whitesbog. What we got (don't know about him) were sparrows: 7 species in all, including our first of the year American Tree Sparrow on the road at Whitesbog. Our first of the season Tundra Swans were in the usual place at Whitesbog, the first impoundment on the left. I don't know what it is about the bogs that attracts those swans but it is an absolutely reliable place to find them all winter.

Rancocas was quiet; almost all the action was at the feeders. The conifer forest had a nary a bird and the creek was quiet except for a Carolina Wren.

Between Whitesbog and Rancocas we stopped for brunch in Mt Holly--above the old town a flock of vultures flew, including 2 Black Vultures. We didn't take it as an ominous sign and brunch at the Robin's Nest (seems appropriate) was quite good.

26 species for the day.
Species           Count     First Sighting
Canada Goose     25     Rancocas Nature Center
Tundra Swan     6     White's Bogs
Pied-billed Grebe     1     White's Bogs
Black Vulture     2     Mt. Holly
Turkey Vulture     2     White's Bogs
Downy Woodpecker     1     White's Bogs
Northern Flicker     1     White's Bogs
Blue Jay     1     White's Bogs
American Crow     2     White's Bogs
Carolina Chickadee     10     White's Bogs
Tufted Titmouse     1     White's Bogs
Red-breasted Nuthatch     1     Rancocas Nature Center
White-breasted Nuthatch     1     Rancocas Nature Center
Carolina Wren     1     White's Bogs
Golden-crowned Kinglet     1     Rancocas Nature Center
Hermit Thrush     1     White's Bogs
American Robin     1     White's Bogs
American Tree Sparrow     1     White's Bogs
Savannah Sparrow     1     White's Bogs
Fox Sparrow     2     White's Bogs
Song Sparrow     4     White's Bogs
Swamp Sparrow     1     White's Bogs
White-throated Sparrow     5     White's Bogs
Dark-eyed Junco     50     White's Bogs
Northern Cardinal     2     White's Bogs
American Goldfinch     6     White's Bogs

Friday, November 16, 2012

Great Bay Blvd 11/16

The great thing about birding: You never know. Today I drove down to Great Bay Blvd in Tuckerton 2 1/2 weeks after the town was flooded by Sandy. I was curious as to the condition of the road and bridges. The road was in surprisingly good shape, but I was amazed at how high the water still was. The marshes and mudflats along the road are now swamped and the water comes up to edge of the road in a few places over the edges. Most of the turnouts and makeshift landings are under water and the inlet beach at the end of the road is gone, replaced by a thick mats of crushed phragmites.

I thought when I arrived, around 9:05 that it must be high tide, considering how close the water was to the road. I was wrong, the tide was still coming in, because when I left, places that I had parked were under water and in several spots the road was encroached from both sides by the rising tide.

Here's what I mean about "you never know:" For 2 1/2 hours the birding was just all right, nothing spectacular, though the first Common Loons of the season were good to see. Plenty of Brants, lots of American Black Ducks, large mixed flocks of Boat-tailed Grackles and starlings. I searched those for some sort of rare blackbird, but no, just what you'd expect to see mid-November was around. Only a few passerines were to be had.

Then, standing on the boardwalk that leads to the  Rutgers Research Facility, making one last scan, out of the corner of my eye I saw something emerge from beneath the boardwalk. And there, standing only a few feet away from me, was an American Bittern. I didn't need binoculars for this bird. Slowly, it walked through the muck, lifting it's thick green legs as if it was feeling its way, making sure not to hit a deep spot. I watched it for a few minutes, it's head lifted high in its typical hiding posture though it was out in the open. It turned toward the reeds and slipped in and like a magic trick, disappeared. Though it was only a few yard from me, it was impossible to find. I go years without seeing bitterns and now I've seen 2 in 2 months. And I've never been this close to one. So, obviously, that made the day and the Belted Kingfishers and Great Egrets I saw on the way back up the road simply added to my count. The bittern was also my 190th Ocean County bird, tying my count for Queens.
20 species
Brant  100
Mute Swan  2
American Black Duck  60
Common Loon  3
Double-crested Cormorant  7
American Bittern  1    Boardwalk to Rutgers Facility
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  2
Northern Harrier  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Ring-billed Gull  25
Herring Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  6
Belted Kingfisher  2
European Starling  150
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Song Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  1
Boat-tailed Grackle  200
House Finch  1

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cape May 11/11-White-winged Dove

White-winged Dove
The day started and ended with rare doves.

With almost all the birding spots from Sandy Hook down to Brigantine off limits due to extreme storm  damage, it seemed like the closest place we could go birding was to drive 80 miles down to Cape May. Some interesting birds were being reported there, as always, and we were both antsy to go somewhere, having been pretty much confined to our backyard (which Shari defines as the 11,000 acre WMA behind the house) since Sandy hit.

Our first stop was going to be Cape May Point State Park, but no sooner did we pull into the parking lot did I see small contingents of birders hurrying out of the park. Something was obviously up and when I heard a woman on her cell mention White-winged Dove, we trailed behind. A couple of blocks outside the park, near the corner of Lehigh and Lincoln, beneath a feeder, we were able to see, with no difficulty this southern dove. Not a life bird, but we hadn't seen one since our Arizona trip 3 1/2 years ago. There's something about Lincoln Avenue and doves: back in April, on the same block, we saw a Eurasian Collared-Dove, and today, on our 2nd trip back to Lincoln Avenue we saw 2, right across the street from the yard where the White-winged Dove (above) had relocated. Apparently, there were 3 EUCD's yesterday on Lincoln, but a Cooper's Hawk came along and reduced the population.

We had gone back to Lincoln because it was a white-winged kind of day. Having seen a White-winged Scoter from the dune crossings along Harvard Avenue, we were hoping to add White-winged Crossbill to the day list. A number had been reported in that general area but we weren't able to find any today.

It isn't everyday you get to see 4 dove species in New Jersey--we also saw Mourning Doves (one on a wire along Lincoln, naturally) and a couple of Rock Pigeons at the state park. It is a bit of a stretch--Rock Pigeons used to be called Rock Doves until it was decided by some committee that for the sake of consistency, in the Columbidae family, doves were small and pigeons large (I don't know where the cutoff is) so the Rock Dove, which everyone called a pigeon anyway, went back to being one.

Ducks and other waterfowl were the largest contingent of species today, which is not surprising since we spent most of our time looking at water. Aside from the scoter, we had 11 species of ducks, including our FOS Buffleheads, plus there were also Pied-billed Grebes and American Coots.

In the skies it is always a treat to see a Bald Eagle from the Hawkwatch, a Cooper's Hawk was whooshing about the state park, in the meadows we had a couple of Northern Harriers hunting plus a Merlin.

It was another Heinz day: 57 varieties. It is spooky how often that number comes up after a full day of birding.
Species                       First Sighting
Canada Goose           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Mute Swan           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Gadwall           CM Hawkwatch Platform
American Wigeon           Lily Lake
American Black Duck           Cape May Meadows
Mallard           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Northern Shoveler           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Northern Pintail           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Green-winged Teal           Cape May Meadows
Ring-necked Duck           Lily Lake
Lesser Scaup           CM Hawkwatch Platform
White-winged Scoter           Coral Ave dune crossing
Bufflehead           Cape May Meadows
Ruddy Duck           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Pied-billed Grebe           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Double-crested Cormorant           Lily Lake
Great Blue Heron           Cape May Meadows
Great Egret           Cape May Meadows
Turkey Vulture           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Northern Harrier           Cape May Meadows
Cooper's Hawk           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Bald Eagle           CM Hawkwatch Platform
American Coot           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Sanderling           Coral Ave dune crossing
Ring-billed Gull           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Great Black-backed Gull           Cape May Meadows
Rock Pigeon           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Eurasian Collared-Dove           Lincoln Ave, Cape May Pt
White-winged Dove           Lincoln Ave, Cape May Pt
Mourning Dove           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
Downy Woodpecker           Lily Lake
Northern Flicker           Cape May Meadows
Merlin           Cape May Meadows
Blue Jay           Coral Ave dune crossing
American Crow           Lily Lake
Tree Swallow           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Carolina Chickadee           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
Red-breasted Nuthatch           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
White-breasted Nuthatch           CMBO Northwood Center
Carolina Wren           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
Golden-crowned Kinglet           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
American Robin           Cape May SP--entrance
Gray Catbird           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
Northern Mockingbird           Cape May SP--entrance
European Starling           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
Yellow-rumped Warbler           CM Hawkwatch Platform
Chipping Sparrow           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
Savannah Sparrow           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
Song Sparrow           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
White-throated Sparrow           Cape May SP--entrance
Dark-eyed Junco           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
Northern Cardinal           Harvard Ave, Cape May Pt
Red-winged Blackbird           Cape May Meadows
Purple Finch           Lincoln Ave, Cape May Pt
House Finch           Lincoln Ave, Cape May Pt
American Goldfinch           Lincoln Ave, Cape May Pt
House Sparrow           Lincoln Ave, Cape May Pt