Sunset Birding at the Meadows - Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Nice evening and great waders and shorebirds. We had Great and Little Blue Herons, Great and Snowy Egrets, as well as Glossy Ibis. Shorebirds included Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Spotted, Semipalmated, Least, and 21 Stilt Sandpipers and a couple of Short-billed Dowitchers. The beach had Black Skimmers and American Oystercatchers. Highlight was a perched Great Horned Owl for good scope views. Leaders: Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, and Jesse Amesbury.
49 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  8
Mute Swan  6
Mallard  15
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  5
Snowy Egret  7
Little Blue Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  7
Osprey  2
Semipalmated Plover  25
Killdeer  1
American Oystercatcher  8
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  6
Lesser Yellowlegs  15
Sanderling  100
Semipalmated Sandpiper  50
Least Sandpiper  60
Stilt Sandpiper  21
Short-billed Dowitcher  2
Laughing Gull  10
Herring Gull  5
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  20
Least Tern  8
Common Tern  5
Forster's Tern  25
Sterna sp.  250
Black Skimmer  25
Rock Pigeon  1
Mourning Dove  10
Great Horned Owl  1
Chimney Swift  5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Eastern Kingbird  1
Purple Martin  15
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  2
Carolina Wren  1
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  30
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  3
Yellow Warbler  5
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  2

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Black Skimmer [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Greater Yellowlegs [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Great Horned Owl [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Semipalmated Plover [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Juvenile Snowy Egret [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Stilt Sandpipers [Photo by Karl Lukens]