Bird Walk for All People - Thursday, October 16th, 2014

It was a balmy morning with a light cloud cover and a good breeze. From the beach, we watched Parasitic Jaegers harassing the gulls and many Forster's Terns still visible in the rips. We also had Royal Terns. Moving to Bunker Pond, we spotted the Eurasian Wigeon along with American Wigeon, Green-winged and Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shovelers, Northern Pintails, Mallards, and a Greater Scaup. A flock of Eastern Meadowlarks flew over us and a Belted Kingfisher was working the pond. Moving through the wooded areas, and surveying Lighthouse Pond, there was a good movement of raptors including Peregrines, Sharp-shinned and Cooper's Hawks, Osprey, and both Black and Turkey Vultures. Along with Yellow-rumped Warblers, we saw a large movement of Blue Jays and Tree Swallows. Leaders: Chuck Slugg, Warren Cairo, and Cindy Bamford.
45 species

Canada Goose  45
Mute Swan  32
Gadwall  2
Eurasian Wigeon  3     The same Eurasian Wigeon drakes that have been on Bunker Pond for the last few weeks; very vocal; distinctive call
American Wigeon  45
Mallard  16
Blue-winged Teal  10
Northern Shoveler  12
Northern Pintail  7
Green-winged Teal  18
Greater Scaup  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  3
Green Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Osprey  5
Northern Harrier  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  8
Cooper's Hawk  4
Killdeer  1     heard only
Parasitic Jaeger  2
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Forster's Tern  20
Royal Tern  8
Black Skimmer  60
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  4
Northern Flicker  5
Peregrine Falcon  2
Blue Jay  65
American Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Tree Swallow  110
Carolina Wren  5
Gray Catbird  4
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  18
Yellow-rumped Warbler  20
Northern Cardinal  1     heard only
Red-winged Blackbird  18
Eastern Meadowlark  12
House Sparrow  3

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