Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, October 7th, 2013

Some good ducks were present including Blue-winged Teal, Mallard, one Black Duck, and offshore several flocks of Black and Surf Scoters. A couple of Caspian Terns circled overhead. There were numerous Great and Snowy Egrets, Glossy Ibis, and a Great Blue Heron. The beach had many gulls with at least two Lesser Black-backed Gulls and an offshore Parasitic Jaeger. Raptors included Sharp-shinned, and Cooper's Hawks, and one AmericanKestrel, two Merlin, and three Peregrine Falcons. Shorebirds were present, mostly Pectoral and Semipalmated Sandpipers, Killdeer, and one juvenile American Golden-Plover. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, Steve Weis, Catherine Busch, Janet Crawford, and Mike Hannisian.
46 species

Canada Goose  15
Mute Swan  8
American Black Duck  1
Mallard  30
Blue-winged Teal  4
Surf Scoter  7
Black Scoter  75
Northern Gannet  1     seen by a few
Double-crested Cormorant  10
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  10
Glossy Ibis  5
Turkey Vulture  4
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Sora  2     fly in disappeared. seen by a few
American Golden-Plover  1     juv
Killdeer  3
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Pectoral Sandpiper  13
Semipalmated Sandpiper  7
Parasitic Jaeger  1
Laughing Gull  25
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  25
Lesser Black-backed Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  300
Caspian Tern  2
Forster's Tern  25
Royal Tern  15
Mourning Dove  6
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  2
Peregrine Falcon  3
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  1
Carolina Chickadee  1     heard
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  15
Yellow-rumped Warbler  25
Savannah Sparrow  5
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  30
House Sparrow  1

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Pectoral Sandpiper and American Golden Plover [Photo by Karl Lukens]