Back Bay Birding by Boat on The Osprey - Sunday, May 27th, 2012

The beach in the harbor was chock full of birds gorging on Horseshoe Crab Eggs. Hundreds of Turnstones and Semipalmated Sandpipers made a frenzy of activity on the beach. A nice array of herons showed up in Turtle Creek, and included a Black-crowned Night-Heron, a Green Heron and a Tri-colored Heron! Leaders:  Bob Lubberman and David Lord.
33 species

Canada Goose  8
Gadwall  2
American Black Duck  7
Mallard  4
Red-breasted Merganser  5
Double-crested Cormorant  43
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  67
Snowy Egret  35
Tricolored Heron  2
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  8
Osprey  47
Clapper Rail  6
Black-bellied Plover  45
Semipalmated Plover  26
American Oystercatcher  20     A couple of chicks with adults as well.
Willet  23
Ruddy Turnstone  123
Semipalmated Sandpiper  435
Least Sandpiper  10
Short-billed Dowitcher  15
Laughing Gull  756
Herring Gull  54
Great Black-backed Gull  18
Common Tern  29
Forster's Tern  17
Common Yellowthroat  7
Yellow Warbler  2
Seaside Sparrow  3
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Boat-tailed Grackle  8

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