Bird Walk for All People - Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

It was a very nice day to bird with a light cloud cover and sporadic movement of raptors with multiple birds in the air at the same time. While looking at the beach, we had a Great Cormorant fly by, Forster's and Royal Terns, and a variety of gulls. Moving to Bunker Pond, we saw a variety of ducks including Mallards, American Wigeon, Northern Pintails, Northern Shovelers, and Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal. There was also a juvenile Little Blue Heron, Green Heron, Great Egret, and Great Blue Heron. There was a Belted Kingfisher perched on the post. In the back of the park on the pond way in the back, we saw a Common Gallinule. Leaders: Chuck Slugg and Warren Cairo.
54 species

Canada Goose  55
Mute Swan  29
Gadwall  4
American Wigeon  10
Mallard  12
Blue-winged Teal  10
Northern Shoveler  2
Northern Pintail  6
Green-winged Teal  4
Black Scoter  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  3
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  2
Black Vulture  5
Turkey Vulture  6
Osprey  3
Northern Harrier  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  7
Cooper's Hawk  9
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Broad-winged Hawk  3
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Common Gallinule  1
Parasitic Jaeger  1
Laughing Gull  4
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull  35
Forster's Tern  8
Royal Tern  4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6
Mourning Dove  4
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  6
American Kestrel  2
Peregrine Falcon  4
Blue Jay  35
American Crow  5
Fish Crow  1
Tree Swallow  84
Carolina Chickadee  2     heard
Carolina Wren  5     heard
Eastern Bluebird  1     heard
Gray Catbird  2     heard
Northern Mockingbird  15
Northern Cardinal  2     heard
Red-winged Blackbird  9
House Sparrow  4

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