It was only a day trip, and I got started late (kids ruin everything), so I only had a couple hours at most to go birding. Cape May, however, is a good spot to see lots of things.
Oldest Son's toys that I play with without him knowing), but I've never gone out of my way to identify them. Now is different.
I ran across the birders who told me about the crested caracara and made fun of my binoculars. The funny part was that I didn't make fun of the way they didn't know how to correctly pronounce 'caracara'. Non-biologists!