Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Good ducks including Mallard, both Teal, American Wigeon, and one Northern Pintail. Lots of waders with many Snowy Egrets, a few Great Egrets, and one Glossy Ibis. Raptors included Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned and Cooper's Hawks, Merlin with a bird in talons, and one Broad-winged Hawk. Shorebirds were both Yellowlegs, Least and Pectoral Sandpipers, Killdeer, and one juvenile American Golden Plover. The beach had the usual gulls and terns and two Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Numerous Northern Flickers flew overhead and Common Yellowthroats, Prairie, Palm, and Magnolia Warblers were in the weeds and shrubs. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, Janet Crawford, Catherine Busch, Carrie Bell, and Marc & Lynne Breslow.
61 species

Canada Goose  100
Mute Swan  10
Wood Duck  3
American Wigeon  20
Mallard  40
Blue-winged Teal  10
Northern Pintail  1
Green-winged Teal  8
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  15
Glossy Ibis  1
Black Vulture  6
Turkey Vulture  7
Osprey  5
Northern Harrier  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  3
Cooper's Hawk  2
Broad-winged Hawk  1
American Golden-Plover  1     juv
Killdeer  1
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Sanderling  10
Least Sandpiper  3
Pectoral Sandpiper  3
Laughing Gull  25
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  15
Lesser Black-backed Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  75
Royal Tern  10
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  15
Belted Kingfisher  1
Northern Flicker  8
American Kestrel  4
Merlin  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  5
Fish Crow  15
Tree Swallow  2000
Barn Swallow  10
Carolina Chickadee  1
Carolina Wren  2
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  50
Cedar Waxwing  1
Common Yellowthroat  3
Magnolia Warbler  1
Palm Warbler  5
Prairie Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Bobolink  X
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Sparrow  1

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Juvenile American Golden Plover [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Cooper's Hawk [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Merlin and prey [Photo by Karl Lukens]