Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, September 16th, 2013

Duck numbers are up but still only Mallard, Gadwall, and both Teal, with about 15 of each Teal. Waders included Great Blue Heron, Great and Snowy Egrets, and Glossy Ibis. Passerines included Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Cedar Waxwing, Red-winged Blackbird, and many overhead Bobolinks. We did have nice views of 3 Peregrine Falcons with one sitting one the beach for scope views. Shorebirds were mostly Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers, as well as Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, and Pectoral Sandpiper. Usual suspects as far as gulls and terns with 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, Warren Cairo, Catherine Busch, Janet Crawford, Deb Payson, and Shaun Bamford.
58 species

Canada Goose  200
Mute Swan  4
Gadwall  2
American Black Duck  2
Mallard  30
Blue-winged Teal  15
Green-winged Teal  10
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  6
Glossy Ibis  1
Osprey  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Semipalmated Plover  10
Killdeer  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  5
Sanderling  12
Least Sandpiper  25
Pectoral Sandpiper  6     fly over, 1 on ground
Semipalmated Sandpiper  15
Wilson's Snipe  1
Laughing Gull  20
Ring-billed Gull  8
Herring Gull  15
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  100
Forster's Tern  2
Royal Tern  15
Black Skimmer  10
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  15
Chimney Swift  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Peregrine Falcon  3
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  12
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  5
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  3
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  40
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Bobolink  50
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Common Grackle  5
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
House Sparrow  1

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Pectoral Sandpiper [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Peregrine Falcon [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Wilson's Snipe [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Yellow Warbler [Photo by Karl Lukens]