EZ Birding - Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The first EZ Birding Walk of the fall season got lucky with the weather and didn't get rained on this morning. The variety of terns kept our identifications skills sharp. Species included Royal, Common, Forsters, and Least Terns. There was also a small flock of Barn Swallows sitting on the beach. A few Tree Swallows and many Purple Martins flew overhead. Unfortunately there was a huge number of Mute Swans on Bunker Pond. There was also a white Little Blue Heron. We never made it into the woods. Leaders: Chuck Slugg, Janet Crawford.
43 species

Canada Goose  45
Mute Swan  23
Gadwall  2
Mallard  26
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  3
Little Blue Heron  1     1st yr., white morph
Glossy Ibis  1
Osprey  4
Killdeer  1     heard only
American Oystercatcher  4
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Semipalmated Sandpiper  2
Least Sandpiper  6
Laughing Gull  70
Ring-billed Gull  10
Herring Gull  15
Great Black-backed Gull  25
Least Tern  2
Common Tern  110
Forster's Tern  20
Royal Tern  14
Black Skimmer  125
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  4
Great Crested Flycatcher  1     heard
Fish Crow  4     heard
Purple Martin  55
Tree Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  28
Carolina Chickadee  2     heard
Carolina Wren  1     heard
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  12
Common Yellowthroat  2     heard
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  4
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  2     heard

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