EZ Birding - Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

The early morning rain stopped in time for the walk. We started with a search for the Whiskered Tern on the beach. While scanning, it flew over us to Bunker Pond where we were able to watch its' distinctive flight style and compare it to a Black Tern also in view. Other highlights included good looks at Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, a Virginia Rail heard by some of the group, a Wild Turkey male on a fence, and a small flurry of feeding warblers near the end of the walk. Leaders: Chris Marks, Catherine Busch, Lynne & Marc Breslow, and Janet Crawford.
50 species

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  24
American Wigeon  12
American Black Duck  1
Mallard  X
Blue-winged Teal  10
Northern Pintail  2
Green-winged Teal  14
Wild Turkey  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  4
Little Blue Heron  2
Osprey  3
Cooper's Hawk  1
Virginia Rail  1     heard by some
American Oystercatcher  3
Semipalmated Plover  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Wilson's Snipe  1
Parasitic Jaeger 1 seen by leaders
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull (American)  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Black Tern  1
Whiskered Tern  1
Forster's Tern  X
Royal Tern  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
American Crow  X
Tree Swallow  X
Carolina Chickadee  6
Carolina Wren  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Gray Catbird  6
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  X
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  2
Magnolia Warbler  1
Palm Warbler (Western)  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Bobolink  3
American Goldfinch  2

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Wild Turkey [Photo by Catherine Busch]