Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, July 8th, 2013

Pete was back with us again and we had some good birding. From the parking lot area we had Indigo Bunting, Blue Grosbeak, Common Yellowthroat, and briefly a Yellow-breasted Chat. Waders were Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, Green Heron and Black-crowned Night-Heron. Some shorebirds were present including both Yellowlegs, Least and Spotted Sandpiper, and one Solitary Sandpiper. On the beach we had American Oystercatchers with one fledged chick, and a few Black Skimmers. A Willow Flycatcher in the shrubs was a nice find. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, Steve Weis, Catherine Busch, and Janet Crawford.
55 species

Canada Goose  20
Mute Swan  8
Gadwall  8
Mallard  12
Double-crested Cormorant  9
Great Egret  2
Green Heron  2
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  10
Black Vulture  1
Osprey  4
Killdeer  5
American Oystercatcher  6
Spotted Sandpiper  3
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  5
Least Sandpiper  6
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Laughing Gull  20
Herring Gull  4
Great Black-backed Gull  15
Least Tern  10
Common Tern  1
Forster's Tern  15
Black Skimmer  2
Mourning Dove  10
Chimney Swift  5
Northern Flicker  1
Willow Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Fish Crow  6
Purple Martin  5
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  25
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  6
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Orchard Oriole  2
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  5

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Blue Grosbeak [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Common Yellowthroat [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Orchard Oriole [Photo by Karl Lukens]