Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, September 30th, 2013

Good weather and good birds on this morning's walk. Lots of ducks including American Wigeon, Northern Pintail, both Teal, and of course Mallards, as well as a Black Duck. Lots of Snowy Egrets and a few Great Egrets. Shorebirds included Killdeer, Semipalmated Plover and Sandpiper, Least and Solitary Sandpiper, and both Yellowlegs. Among the many usual gulls on the beach were at least three Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Overhead there were a few Sharp-shinned and Cooper's Hawks, Osprey, as well as Northern Flickers and Blue Jays.  Leaders: Pete Dunne, Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, Steve Weis, Janet Crawford, Catherine Busch, Carrie Bell, and Mike Hannisian.
51 species

Canada Goose  75
Mute Swan  6
American Wigeon  20
American Black Duck  2
Mallard  30
Blue-winged Teal  6
Northern Pintail  10
Green-winged Teal  2
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  10
Osprey  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  5
Cooper's Hawk  3
Semipalmated Plover  5
Killdeer  8
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  4
Sanderling  15
Least Sandpiper  10
Semipalmated Sandpiper  4
Laughing Gull  25
Ring-billed Gull  6
Herring Gull  15
Lesser Black-backed Gull  3
Great Black-backed Gull  60
Forster's Tern  4
Royal Tern  3
Rock Pigeon  2
Mourning Dove  10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Northern Flicker  4
American Kestrel  1
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  1
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Wren  2
American Robin  5
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  30
Common Yellowthroat  2
Palm Warbler  1
Savannah Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  30
Baltimore Oriole  1     seen by a few
House Sparrow  1

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Blue-winged Teal [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Savannah Sparrow [Photo by Karl Lukens]