Twilight Watch at the Meadows - Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

It was a very pleasant evening walk at the Meadows where we had close looks at Stilt and Pectoral Sandpipers.  We searched in vain for the Sora without success, but just as we were about to call it a night, one of the participants asked, "What's that bird?".  It was a Clapper Rail in a fresh water pond! Then, while everyone was enjoying great views of the Clapper Rail, the Sora appeared right next to it! We finished on that high note and a beautiful sunset.  Leaders: Warren Cairo, Mike Hannisian, and Nancy Watson.
36 species

Canada Goose  75
Mute Swan  8
Mallard  12
Blue-winged Teal  4
Northern Shoveler  6
Green-winged Teal  8
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  8
Glossy Ibis  1
Osprey  1
Clapper Rail  1
Sora  1
American Oystercatcher  2
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  8
Stilt Sandpiper  5
Least Sandpiper  6
Pectoral Sandpiper  5
Semipalmated Sandpiper  10
Western Sandpiper  4
Laughing Gull  30
Ring-billed Gull  8
Herring Gull  16
Great Black-backed Gull  40
Forster's Tern  1
Black Skimmer  12
Mourning Dove  8
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  2
Fish Crow  4
Carolina Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Northern Waterthrush  3
Common Yellowthroat  2
Savannah Sparrow  1

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