Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, October 20th, 2014

Migrants were in evidence today with many Yellow-rumped Warblers, and flyover Eastern Meadowlark, Blue Jay, Northern Flicker, and Common Loon. A perched Yellow-billed Cuckoo was spotted close to the west path. Offshore, streams of Double-crested Cormorants were flying south along with a few flocks of Black Scoter. A nice surprise was a small flotilla of Horned Grebe. A single Eurasian Wigeon was seen on the plover pond, perhaps, one of those who have been present for some time on Bunker Pond at the state park. Several immature Bald Eagle put on a show including landing on the beach for scope views. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Steve Weis, Janet Crawford, Catherine Busch, Mary Watkins, Marc & Lynne Breslow, Nancy Watson, and Carrie Bell.
61 species

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  13
Gadwall  3
Eurasian Wigeon  1
American Wigeon  20
American Black Duck  1
Mallard  X
Blue-winged Teal  X
Northern Shoveler  X
Northern Pintail  2
Green-winged Teal (American)  X
Black Scoter  85
Common Loon  2
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Horned Grebe  6
Double-crested Cormorant  500
Great Blue Heron  14
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1     seen by leader
Northern Harrier  5
Sharp-shinned Hawk  X
Cooper's Hawk  3
Bald Eagle  5
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Sora  1     heard
American Coot  6
Killdeer  4
Greater Yellowlegs  4
Short-billed Dowitcher  1
Wilson's Snipe  3
Ring-billed Gull  10
Herring Gull (American)  X
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Forster's Tern  X
Royal Tern  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  10
Merlin  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  18
American Crow  X
Fish Crow  X
Tree Swallow  X
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
Palm Warbler (Western)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  X
Savannah Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  X
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Eastern Meadowlark  13
House Finch  X
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  X

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