Sunset Birding at the Meadows - Friday, June 15th, 2012

A cool and dry evening at the Meadows. Early in the walk we had an adult Bald Eagle fly over that was briefly harassed by an Osprey. Several Willets flying about and wading in the ponds. The American Oystercatcher family, three ~4 week old chicks, were on the beach east of the meadows. Least Terns were numerous but no chicks as yet. An odd duck was the drake Northern Shoveler which is not supposed to be here this time of year. Leaders: Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, and Warren Cairo.
41 species

Canada Goose  50
Mute Swan  9
Gadwall  2
Mallard  10
Northern Shoveler  1
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  1
Green Heron  2
Glossy Ibis  5
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  2
Bald Eagle  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Killdeer  3
American Oystercatcher  13
Willet  2
Laughing Gull  25
Herring Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Least Tern  75
Common Tern  15
Forster's Tern  10
Black Skimmer  6
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  10
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  10
Purple Martin  20
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  3
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  2
Cedar Waxwing  6
Common Yellowthroat  5
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  8
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Finch  1
House Sparrow  4

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American Oystercatcher [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Northern Shoveler [Photo by Karl Lukens]