Sunset Birding at The Meadows - Friday, July 25th, 2015

We had a Blue Grosbeak singing from the parking lot again and American Goldfinches flying overhead. Purple Martins were at the martin house and an Indigo Bunting was calling. The adult Ospreys were feeding their chick and Black Skimmers were skimming on the East Ponds. Shorebird migration continues with Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Sandpiper and Plover, Killdeer, Stilt Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, and Short-billed Dowitchers. On the beach there were a number of American Oystercatchers and we were able to find one of the older chicks. We spotted our first of the year for this walk Sanderlings fly in and begin to feed on the beach. Leader: Chuck Slugg.
52 species

Canada Goose  65
Mute Swan  9
Gadwall  4
Mallard  18
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  5
Green Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  2
Osprey 5
American Oystercatcher  12
Semipalmated Plover  4
Killdeer  3
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Lesser Yellowlegs  7
Stilt Sandpiper  2
Sanderling  8
Semipalmated Sandpiper  3
Short-billed Dowitcher  4
Laughing Gull  25
Ring-billed Gull  6
Herring Gull  8
Great Black-backed Gull  15
Least Tern  12
Forster's Tern  7
Black Skimmer  14
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  14
Chimney Swift  5
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Purple Martin  20
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  8
American Robin  7
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  15
Common Yellowthroat  5     heard
Yellow Warbler  2
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2     heard
Red-winged Blackbird  18
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
American Goldfinch  15
House Sparrow  7

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