Sunset Birding at the Meadows - Friday, September 20th, 2013

Duck numbers are increasing and included Mallard, Gadwall, and Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal. Many waders were present, mainly Great and Snowy Egrets, and Glossy Ibis. A few shorebirds were present including Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, as well as Least and Solitary Sandpiper. There were lots of gulls and terns including three Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the beach. We had great scope views of a perched Great Horned Owl, and finally just after sunset a Sora. Leaders: Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, Kathy & Roger Horn, Catherine Busch, and Jesse Amesbury.
39 species

Canada Goose  75
Mute Swan  6
Gadwall  4
Mallard  30
Blue-winged Teal  10
Green-winged Teal (American)  2
Great Egret  6
Snowy Egret  15
Glossy Ibis  14
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Sora  1
Semipalmated Plover  6
Killdeer  3
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Sanderling  50
Least Sandpiper  3
Laughing Gull  5
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  5
Lesser Black-backed Gull  3
Great Black-backed Gull  100
Forster's Tern  2
Royal Tern  10
Mourning Dove  10
Great Horned Owl  1
Merlin  1
Fish Crow  2
Tree Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  8
Marsh Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  30
Palm Warbler  1
Savannah Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  2
House Sparrow  1

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Great Horned Owl [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Lesser Black-backed Gull [Photo by Karl Lukens]