Back Bay Birding by Boat on The Osprey - Monday, October 7th, 2013

Today's trip was very windy and had a high tide covering the marshes, but great birding was had none the less. A number of Peregrine Falcons were seen, including a hungry one that tried to swipe a Dunlin; both Yellow- and Black-crowned Night-Herons were seen in a tree island; Whimbrel and Willets are still hanging in there on the perimeter of Jarvis Sound; and a good number of Brant have moved into the sound.
30 species

Brant  13
American Black Duck  23
Mallard  2
Double-crested Cormorant  24
Great Cormorant  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  4
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  24
Osprey  5
Bald Eagle  2
American Oystercatcher  64
Black-bellied Plover  21
Greater Yellowlegs  60
Willet  1
Ruddy Turnstone  28
Dunlin  34
Laughing Gull  14
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  24
Great Black-backed Gull  25
Forster's Tern  214
Belted Kingfisher  5
Merlin  1
Peregrine Falcon  2
American Crow  X
Fish Crow  X
Tree Swallow  342
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  10
Boat-tailed Grackle  30

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