Bird Walk for All People - Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Dark clouds grew more and more ominous and then a deluge with thunder and lightning interrupted our walk. Prior to that, we had Black Skimmers skimming on Bunker Pond and a large group on the beach. In addition, we saw Least, Common, and Forster's Terns and several Killdeer which landed to give us close looks. There were several Yellow-breasted Chats calling but not seen and the Purple Martins are starting to fledge chicks. Leaders: Chuck Slugg and Chris Marks.
38 species

Canada Goose  10
Mute Swan  21
Gadwall  2
Mallard  4
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  28
American Oystercatcher  9
 Killdeer  4
Laughing Gull  10
Herring Gull  13
Great Black-backed Gull  5
Least Tern  12
Common Tern  2
Forster's Tern  7
Black Skimmer  23
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  13
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  4
Purple Martin  45
Tree Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  7
American Robin  7
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  7
Cedar Waxwing  2     heard only
Common Yellowthroat  5
Yellow-breasted Chat  3     heard only
Song Sparrow  1     heard only
Northern Cardinal  4
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2     heard only
Red-winged Blackbird  23
Common Grackle  2
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  3

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