Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm - Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karl Lukens, Michael McCabe, Kyle Chelius & Karen Thompson.
30 species

Canada Goose  6
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  11
American Bittern  1
Osprey  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  14
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  2
American Kestrel  5
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  6
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  8
Gray Catbird  9
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
American Redstart  3
Yellow Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
Common Grackle  1

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A Meadows Afternoon - Friday, September 15th, 2017

Leaders: Barb Bassett & Catherine Busch.
38 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  200
Mute Swan  6
Blue-winged Teal  20
Gadwall  3
Mallard  30
Green-winged Teal  2
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Wood Stork  1     Continuing. Very large white bird with dark head, long legs, black flight feathers, and long, heavy bill. Pictures to follow.
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  6
Osprey  3
Sanderling  30
Wilson's Snipe  1
Laughing Gull  200
Ring-billed Gull  4
Herring Gull  3
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  30
Royal Tern  4
Black Skimmer  150
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  3
Eastern Kingbird  4
American Crow  1
crow sp.  10
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  4
Common Yellowthroat  4
Yellow Warbler  2
Palm Warbler  8
Field Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  1
House Sparrow  4

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Higbee Beach Birding - Friday, September 15th, 2017

Leaders: David La Puma, Chris Marks, Catherine Busch, Mary Watkins & Sharon Meeker.
37 species

Double-crested Cormorant  4
Osprey (carolinensis)  1
Pectoral Sandpiper  4
Laughing Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  4
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  4
Merlin (Taiga)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
White-eyed Vireo  4
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  8
Tree Swallow  26
Carolina Chickadee  4
Carolina Wren  8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea)  2
Veery  1
Gray Catbird  6
Brown Thrasher  5
Northern Waterthrush  4
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  8
American Redstart  12
Northern Parula  7
Magnolia Warbler  1
Bay-breasted Warbler  1     Seen by a few
Yellow Warbler  1
Summer Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Blue Grosbeak  2
Bobolink  22
Baltimore Oriole  2

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E-Z Birding - Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Leaders: Catherine Busch, Chris Marks, Marc & Lynne Breslow, Dave & Lynn Pollard.
43 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  12
Mute Swan  22
Blue-winged Teal  2
Mallard (Northern)  14
Northern Bobwhite  1     Heard
Great Egret  2
Tricolored Heron  2
Osprey (carolinensis)  2
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Laughing Gull  5
Herring Gull  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  8
Mourning Dove  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
American Kestrel  2
Merlin  4
Empidonax sp.  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Philadelphia Vireo  1     Seen by a few
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
Tree Swallow  32
Carolina Chickadee  4
Carolina Wren  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
Veery  2
Gray Catbird  8
Northern Mockingbird  6
Cedar Waxwing  3
Common Yellowthroat  10
American Redstart  18
Northern Parula  4
Yellow Warbler  1
Palm Warbler (Western)  2
Field Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Bobolink  12
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  14
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  12

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Birding the Meadows - Monday, September 11th, 2017

Leaders: Pete Dunne, Bill Boyle, Karl Lukens, Mary Watkins, Karen Thompson & Janet Crawford.
Number of Species: 53

107 Canada Goose
10 Mute Swan
4 Blue-winged Teal
6 Gadwall
50 Mallard
6 Green-winged Teal
4 Pied-billed Grebe
3 Great Blue Heron
8 Great Egret
1 Snowy Egret
6 Black-crowned Night-Heron
2 Glossy Ibis
6 Osprey
3 American Oystercatcher
20 Sanderling
1 Solitary Sandpiper
24 Laughing Gull
1 Ring-billed Gull
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull
50 Great Black-backed Gull
10 Royal Tern
7 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
13 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
10 Northern Flicker
7 American Kestrel
1 Merlin
1 Peregrine Falcon
2 Eastern Kingbird
1 Red-eyed Vireo
6 American Crow
4 Fish Crow
1 Purple Martin
450 Tree Swallow
2 Barn Swallow
5 Carolina Wren
6 Gray Catbird
2 Northern Mockingbird
6 European Starling
4 Northern Waterthrush
2 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
3 Yellow Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Field Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
2 Indigo Bunting
25 Red-winged Blackbird
1 House Finch
1 American Goldfinch
3 House Sparrow

Immature Lesser Black-backed Gull [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Pied-billed Grebe [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek - Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Leaders: Janet Crawford, Shaun & Cindy Bamford & Deb Payson.
39 species

Osprey  5
Bald Eagle  1
Mourning Dove  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  6
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
White-eyed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  10
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  1
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  9
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
American Robin  20
Gray Catbird  3
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  1
Cedar Waxwing  10
Black-and-white Warbler  8
Common Yellowthroat  6
American Redstart  24
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  3
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  1
Field Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Blue Grosbeak  1
Bobolink  6
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  8
American Goldfinch  2

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Hawks Trails and Beach - Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Leaders: Bert Hixon, BJ Pinnock, and Virginia Rettig.
53 species

Canada Goose  38
Mute Swan  5
Blue-winged Teal  6
Mallard  12
American Black Duck  3
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  2
Glossy Ibis  2
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  5
Osprey  3
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  2
Laughing Gull  31
Herring Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Forster's Tern  1
Mourning Dove  7
Chimney Swift  3
American Kestrel  4
Merlin  7
White-eyed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  4
Fish Crow  3
Tree Swallow  56
Barn Swallow  12
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Wood Thrush  1
Gray Catbird  3
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  7
Ovenbird  1
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  68
Magnolia Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  3
Black-throated Blue Warbler  3
Palm Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Field Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  3
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  3
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  3

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm - Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Karl Lukens, Kyle Chelius & Michael McCabe.
Number of Species: 40

10 Canada Goose
7 Mallard
3 American Black Duck
1 Great Blue Heron
2 Snowy Egret
6 Black Vulture
4 Osprey
2 Laughing Gull
25 Mourning Dove
8 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Least Flycatcher
3 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
2 Fish Crow
30 Tree Swallow
1 Carolina Chickadee
9 Carolina Wren
1 Veery
4 Gray Catbird
15 European Starling
10 Cedar Waxwing
1 Golden-winged Warbler
5 Black-and-white Warbler
7 Common Yellowthroat
7 American Redstart
1 Northern Parula
3 Magnolia Warbler
5 Prairie Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
21 Chipping Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
5 Bobolink
4 Baltimore Oriole
5 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Common Grackle


A Meadows Afternoon - Friday, September 8th, 2017

Leaders: Catherine Busch, Dave & Lynn Pollard.
33 species

Canada Goose  35
Mute Swan  4
Blue-winged Teal  8
Mallard  25
Pied-billed Grebe  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  5
Black Vulture  X
Turkey Vulture  X
Osprey  3
Bald Eagle  1
Sanderling  20
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Black Skimmer  6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  5
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  X
Carolina Wren  5
Gray Catbird  2
Common Yellowthroat  8
Yellow Warbler  2
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  1
Indigo Bunting  1
Bobolink  X
Red-winged Blackbird  X

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Higbee Beach Birding - Friday, September 8th, 2017

This was the kind of morning birders dream about - too many birds to get on them all including 13 species of warblers plus a great mix of other species, on a warm sunny day without bugs. Cape May in the Fall - you gotta love it! Leaders: Kathy Horn, Chris Marks, Mary Watkins, Catherine Busch, and Sharon Meeker.
52 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard  2
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Osprey (carolinensis)  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Laughing Gull  2
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  15
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  6
White-eyed Vireo  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Philadelphia Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  1
Red-eyed Vireo  10
Blue Jay  2
Fish Crow  2
Tree Swallow  9
Barn Swallow (American)  6
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea)  12
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  230
Northern Waterthrush  2
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  10
Tennessee Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)  1
American Redstart  45
Northern Parula  5
Magnolia Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler (Northern)  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Prairie Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  2
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  1
Bobolink  150
Baltimore Oriole  5
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  50
Common Grackle (Purple)  4
American Goldfinch  1

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Twilight Walk at the Meadows - Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

As heavy gray clouds approached and thunder rumbled closer and closer, a Virginia Rail called along the East Path. The water in the ponds is still quite high, leaving few edges for foraging shorebirds but a Solitary Sandpiper was feeding there and a lone Blue-winged Teal huddled amongst the Mallards. Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, and Bill Smythe.
36 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  13
Mute Swan  7
Blue-winged Teal  1
Mallard  11
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Great Egret  3
Osprey (carolinensis)  3
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Virginia Rail  1
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Laughing Gull  28
Herring Gull (American)  10
Great Black-backed Gull  14
Caspian Tern  1
Sterna sp.  15
Royal Tern  2
Mourning Dove  6
Chimney Swift  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Fish Crow  2
Tree Swallow  10
Barn Swallow (American)  100
Carolina Wren  2
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  40
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)  3
Yellow Warbler (Northern)  1
Prairie Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  4
Indigo Bunting  1
Bobolink  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  5

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E-Z Birding - Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

Today's walk was the first of the season, and we started off with a feeding frenzy off shore - many gulls and terns diving to catch bait fish, accompanied by 5 Brown Pelicans. Our walk through the park found a number of migrant songbirds including six species of warblers. Two Blue-winged Teal were a treat as well. We were surprised by a perching Great Egret in the woods. Leaders: Catherine Busch, Chris Marks, Lynne & Marc Breslow
42 species

Canada Goose  12
Mute Swan  8
Blue-winged Teal  2
Mallard (Northern)  2
Northern Bobwhite  3     Heard
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Brown Pelican (Atlantic)  5
Great Egret  3
Osprey (carolinensis)  4
Cooper's Hawk  1
American Oystercatcher  1
Laughing Gull  250
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull (American)  35
Great Black-backed Gull  18
Common Tern  85
Forster's Tern  6
Royal Tern  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  8
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Tree Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  12
Carolina Chickadee  12
Carolina Wren  10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Gray Catbird  4
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  8
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  6
Northern Parula  1
Yellow Warbler  4
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  18
American Goldfinch  2

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Great Egret [Photo by Catherine Busch]

Birding the Meadows - Monday, September 4th, 2017

Waterfowl consisted of Canada Geese, Mallards, and Mute Swans. Overhead, we had numerous Tree and Barn Swallows, several Chimney Swifts, and two lingering Purple Martins. Off shore we found five Brown Pelicans among the many Laughing Gulls and terns feeding in the rips. A Black Tern came in over the fresh water ponds for a short time. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Karl Lukens, Pat Perkins, Mary Watkins, Marc & Lynne Breslow.
43 species

Canada Goose  30
Mute Swan  9
Mallard  20
Double-crested Cormorant  40
Brown Pelican  5
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  5
Snowy Egret  3
Green Heron  1
Osprey  5
Sanderling  10
Solitary Sandpiper  1     fly-over
Laughing Gull  100
Ring-billed Gull  8
Herring Gull  10
Great Black-backed Gull  40
Black Tern  1
Common Tern  4
Forster's Tern  10
Royal Tern  9
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  10
Chimney Swift  3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  5
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  10
Purple Martin  2
Tree Swallow  20
Barn Swallow  15
Carolina Wren  4
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  11
Common Yellowthroat  2
Yellow Warbler  7
Northern Cardinal  1
Bobolink  20
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  5
House Finch  2
House Sparrow  2

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B17 airplane [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Ring-billed Gull [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek WMA - Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Birds seemed to be moving in a frenzy of feeding after yesterday's rains. American Redstarts are still coming through in good numbers, along with a smattering of other warblers, and some of the breeders, such as Blue Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting and Great Crested Flycatcher are still around. Flocks of Cedar Waxwings and Bobolinks seemed to be taking turns alerting us to their presence by calling overhead. Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Shaun Bamford, Cindy Bamford, Joe Demko, Lynn Pollard & Dave Pollard.
46 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey (carolinensis)  3
Laughing Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  7
Chimney Swift  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  6
White-eyed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow (American)  4
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  5
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea)  8
Veery  1
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  13
Cedar Waxwing  25
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)  2
American Redstart  16
Northern Parula  3
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackburnian warbler  1
Yellow Warbler (Northern)  3
Chipping Sparrow  9
Northern Cardinal  5
Blue Grosbeak  2
Indigo Bunting  1
Bobolink  35
Baltimore Oriole  5
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  7
Common Grackle (Purple)  2
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  5

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Rainy Day Birding at Sunset Beach/Concrete Ship (moved from The Beanery) - Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

As we gathered at the Beanery for this morning's walk, the rain was pouring down with no signs of clearing. So we moved to the (covered) Grill at Sunset Beach for some quality bay-watching time. Between the birds huddled or hustling on the beach and the fly-bys, including six tern species (Least, Common, Forster's, Black, Royal & Caspian), it was an interesting morning. Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, & Kyle Chelius.
32 species.

Double-crested Cormorant  15
Great Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey (carolinensis)  1
Bald Eagle  1
Ruddy Turnstone  3
Sanderling  10
Least Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  4
Laughing Gull  35
Herring Gull (American)  8
Great Black-backed Gull  8
Least Tern  3
Caspian Tern  1
Black Tern  2
Common Tern  25
Forster's Tern  12
Royal Tern  2
Black Skimmer  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Fish Crow  5
Purple Martin  2
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow (American)  18
Carolina Chickadee  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Bobolink  170
House Sparrow  2

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Higbee Beach Birding - Friday, September 1st, 2017

Leaders: David La Puma, Chris Marks, Kathy & Roger Horn, Catherine Busch, Mary Watkins, and Dave & Lynn Pollard.
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Osprey  3
Bald Eagle  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  7
Laughing Gull  25
Herring Gull  4
Mourning Dove  6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  7
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  1
Least Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Eastern Kingbird  22
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
Purple Martin  4
Tree Swallow  12
Barn Swallow  15
Carolina Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Veery  2
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  6
Cedar Waxwing  32
Worm-eating Warbler  1     Seen by few
Northern Waterthrush  2
Black-and-white Warbler  5
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  50
Northern Parula  5     .
Bay-breasted Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler  8
Prairie Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Blue Grosbeak  2
Bobolink  120
Baltimore Oriole  5
Red-winged Blackbird  54
Common Grackle  4

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Bird Walk for All People - Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Leaders:  Chris Marks & Mary Watkins.
41 species

Canada Goose  12
Mute Swan  10
Mallard (Northern)  28
Hooded Merganser  1     female juvenile
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Egret  3
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey (carolinensis)  3
Sanderling  6
Least Sandpiper  2
Semipalmated Sandpiper  3
Greater Yellowlegs  12
Laughing Gull  125
Herring Gull  6
Great Black-backed Gull  16
Least Tern  2
Common Tern  8
Forster's Tern  4
Mourning Dove  4
Chimney Swift  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Tree Swallow  4
Barn Swallow  6
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren (Northern)  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea)  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  4
Blue-winged Warbler  2
American Redstart  14
Magnolia Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Bobolink  18
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  36
House Sparrow  3

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Sunset Birding at the Meadows - Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Michael McCabe
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  75
Mute Swan  16
Blue-winged Teal  4
Mallard (Northern)  8
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  11
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey (carolinensis)  2
Bald Eagle  1
American Oystercatcher  4
Semipalmated Plover  7
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  13
Laughing Gull  35
Common Tern  6
Forster's Tern  3
Black Skimmer  25
Mourning Dove  14
Chimney Swift  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
crow sp.  7
Purple Martin  2
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow (American)  3
Carolina Chickadee  1
Carolina Wren  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Gray Catbird  3
European Starling  13
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)  4
Field Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  5
Blue Grosbeak  1
Bobolink  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  7
Common Grackle  1
American Goldfinch  2

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Birding the Meadows - Monday, August 28, 2017

Lots of Tree Swallows overhead, on the beach and on the reeds. Also a few Purple Martins, and Barn Swallows were seen. On the beach a few American Oystercatchers and Sanderlings as well as the usual gulls. Shorebirds consisted of Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs. A Northern Waterthrush was seen feeding along the pond edge. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Karl Lukens, Pat Perkins, & Mary Watkins.
44 species

Canada Goose  35
Mute Swan  8
Mallard  30
Green-winged Teal  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Egret  6
Snowy Egret  2
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  5
American Oystercatcher  4
Sanderling  10
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  6
Laughing Gull  40
Ring-billed Gull  5
Herring Gull  10
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Common Tern  2
Forster's Tern  8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Peregrine Falcon  2
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  1
Purple Martin  4
Tree Swallow  300
Barn Swallow  15
Carolina Wren  3
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  10
Northern Waterthrush  1
Blue-winged Warbler  1     seen by Pete and a few
Yellow Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Bobolink  2
Orchard Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  10
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  2

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American Oystercatcher [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Lesser Yellowlegs [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Tree Swallows [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek WMA - Sunday, August 27th, 2017

We had a hard time covering any ground at CHC WMA because there were so many birds to look at, including lots of Ruby-throated  Hummingbirds, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Eastern Kingbirds  and American Redstarts. We had a few Purple Martins present, hawking insects over the fields, even though none bred in the martin "condo" at the back end of the property. Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford, Shaun Bamford, Cindy Bamford, & Sharon Meeker.
45 species

Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey (carolinensis)  4
Cooper's Hawk  2
Laughing Gull  6
Mourning Dove  11
Chimney Swift  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  11
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Eastern Kingbird  17
White-eyed Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  4
Fish Crow  45
Purple Martin  6
Tree Swallow  8
Barn Swallow (American)  3
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  1
Carolina Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  10
American Robin  16
Gray Catbird  4
Northern Mockingbird  6
European Starling  4
Cedar Waxwing  13
Black-and-white Warbler  7
American Redstart  5
Magnolia Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  5
Field Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Indigo Bunting  1
Baltimore Oriole  6
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  12
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Common Grackle (Purple)  3
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  5

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Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm - Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Large expanses of jewel weed are attracting Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at the Beanery these days, as the blossoms are just starting to open. Cedar Waxwing flocks now include streaky-breasted young birds and the Baltimore Orioles were hard to miss as they gleamed orange in the morning light. Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Kyle Chelius, Karl Lukens, Michael McCabe, & Barb Bassett.
50 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  8
Wood Duck  3
Mallard (Northern)  9
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Great Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey (carolinensis)  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Laughing Gull  15
Mourning Dove  9
Chimney Swift  3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  12
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Least Flycatcher  1
Empidonax sp.  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  7
Eastern Kingbird  12
White-eyed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  1
Purple Martin  5
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow (American)  2
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  40
Cedar Waxwing  18
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)  1
American Redstart  4
Chipping Sparrow  2
Field Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  7
Bobolink  2
Baltimore Oriole  6
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  9
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Common Grackle (Purple)  3
House Sparrow  1

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Common Grackle [Photo by Roger Horn]

Black-and-white Warbler [Photo by Roger Horn]

Ruby-throated Hummingbird [Photo by Kyle Chelius]

Least Flycatcher [Photo by Kyle Chelius]

Higbee Beach Birding - Friday, August 25th, 2017

Along with many great birds today, the highlights were an Olive-sided Flycatcher and long looks at a Yellow-billed Cuckoo eating caterpillars. Leaders: David La Puma, Kathy Horn, Chris Marks, Roger Horn & Catherine Busch.
45 species (+1 other taxa)

Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Osprey  1
Semipalmated Plover  3
Least Sandpiper  3
Laughing Gull  22
Herring Gull (American)  14
Great Black-backed Gull  4
Forster's Tern  3
Mourning Dove  20
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Chimney Swift  8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  12
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)  1
Least Flycatcher  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Eastern Kingbird  202
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  4
Fish Crow  2
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  7
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
Carolina Wren  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
Veery  1
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  3
Cedar Waxwing  35
Black-and-white Warbler  1
American Redstart  30
Yellow Warbler  12
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Blue Grosbeak  6
Indigo Bunting  1
Bobolink  120
Baltimore Oriole  12
Red-winged Blackbird  72
Common Grackle  9
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  6

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Olive-sided Flycatcher [Photo by Roger Horn]

Yellow-billed Cuckoo [Photo by Roger Horn]

Ruby-throated Hummingbird [Photo by Roger Horn]

Blue Grosbeak [Photo by Roger Horn]

Bird Walk for All People - Thursday, August 24th, 2017

Leaders:  Chris Marks & Mary Watkins
41 species

Canada Goose  18
Mute Swan  12
Mallard  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Glossy Ibis  1
Black Vulture  4
Turkey Vulture  6
Osprey  4
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1     Seen in a kettle of vultures high above parking lot
Broad-winged Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Short-billed Dowitcher  6
Laughing Gull  125
Herring Gull  6
Great Black-backed Gull  8
Least Tern  3
Common Tern  45
Forster's Tern  14
Royal Tern  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6
Mourning Dove  3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1     Heard
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  3
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Fish Crow  3
Purple Martin  2
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  4
Carolina Wren (Northern)  4
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Connecticut Warbler  1     Seen well  complete eye ring greyish hood and throat yellow belly and underbelly olive back and wings  early usually seen in Sept early Oct.
American Redstart  6
Pine Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Blue Grosbeak  1
Bobolink  1     Heard
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  26

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Sunset Birding at the Meadows - Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

The highlight of this evening's walk was a bird not seen, but heard. As we went down the East path, after looking at the Pectoral, Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers feeding on the edges, a Virginia Rail called, close beside us along the path. Though we never saw a feather of it, or even movement in the grasses,  it called repeatedly as it traveled past. A Northern Waterthrush, a Common Yellowthroat and a couple Indigo Bunting showed themselves later on the west path but couldn't surpass our enjoyment of that close, vocal Virginia Rail! Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Michael McCabe, & Sharon Meeker.
45 species

Canada Goose  36
Mute Swan  6
Blue-winged Teal  3
Mallard  7
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Glossy Ibis  3
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey (carolinensis)  4
Virginia Rail  1
American Oystercatcher  4
Least Sandpiper  6
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  1
Solitary Sandpiper  3
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Laughing Gull  50
Herring Gull (American)  5
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Common Tern  2
Forster's Tern  1
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Eastern Kingbird  3
Purple Martin  2
Barn Swallow (American)  6
Carolina Wren (Northern)  3
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  11
Cedar Waxwing  2
Northern Waterthrush  1
Common Yellowthroat (trichas Group)  1
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  3
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  2

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Birding the Meadows - Monday, August 21st, 2017

Still lots of water and very few shorebirds. We did get Sanderling and American Oystercatchers on the beach, as well as 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers on a muddy edge. Also had 3 fly-over Red Knots, and 2 fly-over Lesser Yellowlegs. There were a good number of Common Yellowthroats, numerous Indigo Buntings, and a few Eastern Kingbirds and 1 Baltimore Oriole. Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Karl Lukens, Steve Weis, Pat Perkins, Mary Watkins, & Michael McCabe.
51 species

Canada Goose  5
Mute Swan  2
Mallard  15
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Egret  5
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  1
Osprey  2
Bald Eagle  1
American Oystercatcher  2
Killdeer  1
Red Knot  3     fly-over
Sanderling  10
Semipalmated Sandpiper  3
Greater Yellowlegs  1     heard
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Laughing Gull  300
Herring Gull  15
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  5
Common Tern  1
Royal Tern  1
Black Skimmer  3
Mourning Dove  10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Northern Flicker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  4
Fish Crow  1
Purple Martin  3
Tree Swallow  15
Barn Swallow  5
Carolina Wren  4
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  2
Common Yellowthroat  6
American Redstart  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Field Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  5
Northern Cardinal  1
Indigo Bunting  8
Bobolink  6
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  40
Common Grackle  10
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  3

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American Oystercatcher [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Sanderling [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Song Sparrow [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek WMA - Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Cedar Waxwings are late breeders, due to their preference for summer-ripening fruit, and we saw, and more often heard, them throughout the walk this morning. A couple of mixed warbler flocks were on the move, feeding as they went, and included American Redstarts, Black-and-white, Pine and Yellow Warblers, and also a Blue-winged and a Nashville Warbler. Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford, and Shaun Bamford.
37 species

Canada Goose  3
Mallard  3
Osprey (carolinensis)  2
Bald Eagle  1
Laughing Gull  8
Mourning Dove  8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  5
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Purple Martin  6
Tree Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  7
Carolina Wren (Northern)  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  6
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  14
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  4
Nashville Warbler  1
American Redstart  15
Yellow Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  3
Chipping Sparrow  2
Field Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Blue Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  7
Common Grackle (Purple)  2
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  5

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Eastern Wood-Pewee [Photo by Roger Horn]

Black-and-white Warbler [Photo by Roger Horn]

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher [Photo by Roger Horn]

Fall Migrants at the Rea Farm - Saturday, August 19th, 2017

The Beanery was pretty birdy for this first walk of the Fall season. A Blue Grosbeak never stopped singing from its perch - as we approached, from beneath, or as we passed by - and  five busily feeding Orchard Orioles almost distracted us from seeing a half-hidden first-of-season Baltimore Oriole. Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Karl Lukens, Kyle Chelius, and Michael McCabe.
48 species

Canada Goose  11
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  14
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Osprey (carolinensis)  2
Killdeer  2
Laughing Gull  9
Forster's Tern  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  28
Chimney Swift  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  9
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  2
White-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  5
Fish Crow  2
Purple Martin  4
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  13
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  7
Cedar Waxwing  1
American Redstart  3
Yellow Warbler  6
Chipping Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  5
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Orchard Oriole  5
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  19
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  4

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Higbee Beach Birding - Friday, August 18th, 2017

First walk of the season found a mix of local breeders and early migrants. The latter included a single Broad-winged Hawk, many Eastern Kingbirds, 3 Cliff Swallows, 2 American Redstarts, and a Nashville Warbler. There were also many butterflies to be seen. Leaders: David La Puma, Kathy & Roger Horn, Chris Marks, and Catherine Busch.
25 species

Glossy Ibis  2
Osprey  4
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Laughing Gull  12
Herring Gull (American)  3
Mourning Dove  6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  9
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Eastern Kingbird  126
White-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  2
Purple Martin  57
Tree Swallow  16
Barn Swallow  15
Cliff Swallow  3  In flight. Light belly, dark throat, buffy rump.
Carolina Wren  4
Gray Catbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  28
Nashville Warbler  1
American Redstart  2
Yellow Warbler  3
Northern Cardinal  3
Blue Grosbeak  3
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  42
Common Grackle  9
American Goldfinch  3

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Bird Walk For All People - Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Leaders:  Warren Cairo, Chris Marks, & Mary Watkins.
40 species

Mute Swan  6
Mallard (Northern)  1
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Great Egret  2
White Ibis  1     In flight toward meadows
Osprey (carolinensis)  6
Bald Eagle  2
Sanderling  24
Lesser Yellowlegs  6
Laughing Gull  125
Great Black-backed Gull  12
Least Tern  4
Common Tern  85
Forster's Tern  35
Black Skimmer  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6
Mourning Dove  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Eastern Kingbird  8
Fish Crow  5
Tree Swallow  10
Barn Swallow  6
Carolina Chickadee  3
Carolina Wren (Northern)  3
American Robin  2
Northern Mockingbird  7
European Starling  12
Cedar Waxwing  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Blue Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  38
Brown-headed Cowbird  14
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  14

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Sunset Birding at The Meadows - Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Another beautiful August evening at the Meadows. The water level is still very high due to the recent rains but still good birding. We had at least seven Indigo Buntings in various plumages and a very cooperative Bobolink.  Leaders: Warren Cairo, Karen Thompson, & Roger Horn.
47 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  40
Mute Swan  2
Mallard  16
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Egret  1
Glossy Ibis  10
Osprey  1
American Oystercatcher  5
Killdeer  2
Sanderling  28
Least Sandpiper  9
Semipalmated Sandpiper  6
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  3
Laughing Gull  76
Ring-billed Gull  4
Herring Gull (American)  13
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  29
gull sp.  2
Common Tern  2
Forster's Tern  13
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  11
Chimney Swift  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Purple Martin  2
Tree Swallow  14
Barn Swallow  6
Barn Swallow (American)  1
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  4
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  17
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow Warbler  3
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  6
Northern Cardinal  2
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  7
Bobolink  1
Orchard Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  13
American Goldfinch  10
House Sparrow  2

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Sanderling [Photo by Roger Horn]

Bobolink [Photo by Roger Horn]

Birding the Meadows - Monday, August 14th, 2017

Too much water for shorebirds, but good waders including Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, with fly-over Glossy Ibis and Green Heron. Also a couple fly-over, "binking" Bobolinks. One Lesser Black-backed Gull, Sanderlings, and American Oystercatchers on the beach. We did encounter numerous Indigo Buntings, Orchard Orioles, and American Redstarts. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Janet Crawford, Karl Lukens, Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, Pat Perkins, Mary Watkins, & Bert Hixon.
53 species

Canada Goose  10
Mute Swan  2
Mallard  25
Double-crested Cormorant  11
Great Blue Heron  5
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Green Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  6
Osprey  4
American Oystercatcher  4
Killdeer  3
Sanderling  6
Least Sandpiper  1
Laughing Gull  100
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  3
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  15
Common Tern  3
Forster's Tern  5
Royal Tern  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  10
Chimney Swift  8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  6
Belted Kingfisher  2
Eastern Kingbird  9
Fish Crow  1
Purple Martin  2
Tree Swallow  50
Barn Swallow  25
Carolina Chickadee  1
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  1
Cedar Waxwing  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
American Redstart  6
Yellow Warbler  4
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  8
Bobolink  1
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Orchard Oriole  5
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  2

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Great Egret [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Above Par Birding at Cox Hall Creek WMA - Sunday, August 13th, 2017

We encountered a couple of mixed feeding flocks on this morning's first-of-season CHC walk. In addition to quite a few Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, there were American Redstarts, Pine and Yellow Warblers and Black-and-white Warblers, many feeding high enough to make us complain of 'warbler neck'. We felt sorry for the Chipping Sparrow feeding the larger cowbird fledgling but not nearly as bad for it as for the Purple Martin being swallowed by a very large black rat snake high in a tree! Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Janet Crawford, Cindy Bamford, & Shaun Bamford.
43 species

Canada Goose  5
Mallard  7
Osprey (carolinensis)  3
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Laughing Gull  6
Mourning Dove  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  7
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  2
Fish Crow  2
Purple Martin  18
Barn Swallow (American)  3
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  10
American Robin  11
Gray Catbird  4
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  9
Cedar Waxwing  7
Black-and-white Warbler  4
American Redstart  3
Yellow Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  3
Chipping Sparrow  6
Field Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  10
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  6
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  3
Common Grackle (Purple)  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Finch  6
American Goldfinch  3

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Birding Cape May Point - Friday, August 11th, 2017

Leaders: Kathy Horn, Roger Horn, Karl Lukens, Kyle Chelius, Cindy Bamford, & Michael McCabe.
54 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  11
Mute Swan  13
Mallard  15
Northern Bobwhite  1
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  5
Osprey (carolinensis)  3
American Oystercatcher  2
Killdeer  1
Sanderling  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Laughing Gull  65
Ring-billed Gull  1
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  10
Least Tern  18
Common Tern  50
Forster's Tern  50
Sterna sp.  100
Royal Tern  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  9
Mourning Dove  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Purple Martin  14
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow (American)  2
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  1
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
American Robin  4
Northern Mockingbird  7
European Starling  12
Cedar Waxwing  9
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
Yellow Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  11
Common Grackle (Purple)  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Orchard Oriole  7
American Goldfinch  2

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Bird Walk for All People - Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Leaders:  Warren Cairo & Chris Marks.
40 species

Mute Swan  7
Mallard (Northern)  2
Wild Turkey  8
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Egret  1
Glossy Ibis  7
Osprey  1
American Oystercatcher  1
Short-billed Dowitcher  3
Laughing Gull  85
Herring Gull  6
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Least Tern  45
Common Tern  28
Forster's Tern  18
Mourning Dove  4
Eastern Kingbird  2
Blue Jay  1
Purple Martin  24
Tree Swallow  8
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  2
American Robin  6
Northern Mockingbird  7
European Starling  75
Cedar Waxwing  2
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  2
Prairie Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Orchard Oriole  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  12
Common Grackle  6
House Finch  5
American Goldfinch  8
House Sparrow  2

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Sunset Birding at the Meadows - Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Leaders: Warren Cairo, Roger Horn, & Michael McCabe.
38 species

Canada Goose  7
Mute Swan  2
Mallard  14
Great Egret  4
Glossy Ibis  12
Osprey  4
Laughing Gull  170
Herring Gull  6
Lesser Black-backed Gull  3
Great Black-backed Gull  20
Common Tern  14
Forster's Tern  4
Royal Tern  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  17
Chimney Swift  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Purple Martin  8
Tree Swallow  20
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Wren  4
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  4
Cedar Waxwing  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
Yellow Warbler  6
Field Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  1
Orchard Oriole  7
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Common Grackle  20
House Finch  3
House Sparrow  7

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Lesser Black-backed Gull [Photo by Roger Horn]

Northern Mockingbird [Photo by Roger Horn]

Orchard Oriole [Photo by Roger Horn]

Birding the Meadows - Monday, August 7th, 2017

We had some shorebirds on the ponds including Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers, Short-billed Dowitchers, Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Plover, and Solitary Sandpipers. On the beach we also had American Oystercatchers and Sanderling. A good number of swallows, mostly Tree, were overhead and landing on the beach. Only one young Osprey was on the nest and it eventually took off. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Chuck Slugg, Warren Cairo, Karl Lukens, Pat Perkins, & Janet Crawford.
48 species

Canada Goose  20
Mute Swan  4
Mallard  25
Great Egret  3
Green Heron  1
White Ibis  7     fly over
Glossy Ibis  8
Osprey  3
American Oystercatcher  6
Semipalmated Plover  3
Killdeer  1
Sanderling  12
Least Sandpiper  3
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  8
Short-billed Dowitcher  8
Solitary Sandpiper  4
Lesser Yellowlegs  7
Laughing Gull  100
Ring-billed Gull  5
Herring Gull  10
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  20
Least Tern  1
Common Tern  3
Forster's Tern  8
Royal Tern  1
Mourning Dove  10
Eastern Kingbird  4
Fish Crow  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  3
Purple Martin  1
Tree Swallow  30
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Wren  1
Gray Catbird  1     heard
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  3
Cedar Waxwing  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  2
Field Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  1
Blue Grosbeak  1     seen by a few
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  3

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American Oystercatcher [Photo by Karl Lukens]