Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, June 25th, 2012

Ominous skies sent the group to the Sunset Beach Grille Pavilion for a bit of seawatching. A Brown Pelican took off from quite close, and entertained the group as it preened.
7 species

Brown Pelican  1
Laughing Gull  354
Herring Gull  16
Great Black-backed Gull  6
Common Tern  6
Forster's Tern  13
Black Skimmer  1

The Meadows proved productive once the clouds marched by, and a number of interesting shorebirds showed. We had a Sanderling in breeding plumes on the beach, and a Greater Yellowlegs also in his breeding finery in the Meadows. A pair of Black Scoters floated just off the shore. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Karl Lukens, Steve Weiss, Janet Crawford, Catherine Busch, and Warren Cairo.
37 species

Canada Goose  43
Mute Swan  10
Gadwall  4
Mallard  13
Black Scoter  2
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  9
Great Egret  15
Snowy Egret  3
Black-crowned Night-Heron  5
Glossy Ibis  2
Osprey  5
Piping Plover  4
American Oystercatcher  12
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet  9
Sanderling  1
Laughing Gull  75
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  16
Great Black-backed Gull  13
Least Tern  29
Common Tern  22
Forster's Tern  16
Royal Tern  1
Black Skimmer  13
Mourning Dove  8
Purple Martin  8
Tree Swallow  13
Barn Swallow  12
Northern Mockingbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  4
Common Yellowthroat  5
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  14
Common Grackle  7

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