Three great days birding in Cape May. I particularly loved the Laughing gulls; they don’t call them “laughing” for nothing. They were everywhere and in breeding plumage.
More Laughing Gulls
A serious fellow, this Herring Gull
Red-winged blackbird landing
Black Skimmers being observed by a pair of Sandpipers
The mother lode rookery at Heislerville; it is so large that it will not fit in one frame. The Herons appear to occupy the bottom, the Cormorants the top, and the Egrets the middle.
Black-crowned night heron in bottom corner of rookery
Seaside Sparrow in the nearby marsh
Semipalmated sandpipers and Dowitchers
The large bird is an immature Great black backed gull
Yellow-crowned night heron
Glossy Ibis at the Cape May National Golf Course