Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Cloudy and humid with SW breeze but still a few birds to be found. Waders were few and consisted of Great Egret, Green Heron, and Glossy Ibis. On the beach we had Laughing, Ring-billed, Great Black-backed, and two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Royal and Caspian Terns, American Oystercatchers, and large numbers of Black Skimmers. Shorebirds were less but still numerous, mostly Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers with a few Pectoral, both Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitchers, and 1 White-rumped Sandpiper. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, Steve Weis, Warren Cairo, Shaun Bamford, Catherine Busch, Janet Crawford, Jesse Amesbury, Tom Baxter, and Mike Hannisian.
53 species

Canada Goose  200
Mute Swan  8
Mallard  20
Blue-winged Teal  6
Northern Shoveler  1
Northern Gannet  1     leader only
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Egret  3
Green Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  7
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  4
Cooper's Hawk  1
Semipalmated Plover  15
American Oystercatcher  4
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  6
Sanderling  15
Semipalmated Sandpiper  25
Least Sandpiper  25
White-rumped Sandpiper  1
Pectoral Sandpiper  2
Short-billed Dowitcher  5
Laughing Gull  20
Ring-billed Gull  5
Herring Gull  5
Lesser Black-backed Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  75
Caspian Tern  2
Common Tern  2
Forster's Tern  5
Royal Tern  8
Black Skimmer  350
Rock Pigeon  5
Mourning Dove  10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  6
American Crow  3
Fish Crow  1
Purple Martin  1
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Wren  3
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  8
Yellow Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  2
Bobolink  5
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Sparrow  1

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Caspian Tern [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Lesser Black-backed Gull [Photo by Karl Lukens]

White-rumped Sandpiper [Photo by Karl Lukens]