Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, August 24th, 2015

Again we had a singing Blue Grosbeak from the parking lot as well as a Cedar Waxwing and a couple of Orchard Orioles. We also had good looks at Green Heron, both perched and flying over. There were several Lesser Black-backed Gulls on the beach with Herring, Laughing, Ring-billed, and Great Black-backed Gulls. Several Royal Terns flew by. Shorebirds were scarce with a few Least Sandpipers, and Killdeer. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Chuck Slugg, Karl Lukens, Steve Weis, Janet Crawford, Pat Perkins, and Deb Payson.
50 species

Canada Goose  10
Mute Swan  4
American Wigeon  1
American Black Duck  1
Mallard  40
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  4
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  5
American Oystercatcher  6
Killdeer  5
Greater Yellowlegs  4
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Least Sandpiper  10
Short-billed Dowitcher  10
Laughing Gull  50
Ring-billed Gull  8
Herring Gull  10
Lesser Black-backed Gull  4
Great Black-backed Gull  25
Forster's Tern  10
Royal Tern  5
Mourning Dove  15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
White-eyed Vireo  1
Fish Crow  4
Purple Martin  10
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  5
Carolina Wren  1
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  10
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Blue Grosbeak  2
Bobolink  1     heard
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  8
Orchard Oriole  3
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  3

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American Wigeon [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Green Heron [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Herring, Great Black-backed, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls [Photo by Karl Lukens]