Twilight Watch at The Meadows - Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

It was a very windy evening at The Meadows but we had some really nice birds. We started with good looks at a Sora and a Stilt Sandpiper, then as we crossed the dune we had a Peregrine Falcon come in and hold his position into the wind directly over us. Many photos were taken. We had a close in Parasitic Jaeger and a few people got to see it through the scope too. The non-bird highlight tonight was that we finished before it started to rain. Leader: Warren Cairo.
36 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  8
Mute Swan  4
Mallard  20
Blue-winged Teal  2
Northern Shoveler  6
Northern Pintail  6
Green-winged Teal  4
Ruddy Duck  2  
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  2
Osprey  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Sora  1
American Oystercatcher  4
Killdeer  5
Lesser Yellowlegs  10
Least Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  1
Western Sandpiper  2
Parasitic Jaeger  1
Laughing Gull  30
Ring-billed Gull  4
Herring Gull  8
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  10
Common Tern  1
Royal Tern  8
Black Skimmer  X     On the beach in Cape May, distant look
Mourning Dove  5
Peregrine Falcon  1
Tree Swallow  10
Gray Catbird  1
European Starling  8
sparrow sp.  3
Common Grackle  8

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