E-Z Birding - Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Highlights this week included an immature Little Blue Heron, many terns on the beach, and a Black-and-white Warbler.  Our ID challenge of the day was a cryptic, female Green-winged Teal identified by it's small size, bill shape, and only a hint of a buffy stripe on the tail. We spent several minutes admiring a Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding at close range on Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) - a common native, wetland plant. A careful scan of Lighthouse Pond East revealed two nearly hidden Green Heron patiently hunting for their second breakfast. Leaders: Catherine Busch, Chris Marks, and Steve Weis.
38 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  5
Mute Swan  37
Mallard  42
Green-winged Teal  1
Great Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  2
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  3
American Oystercatcher  3
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
peep sp.  2
Short-billed Dowitcher  5
Laughing Gull  X
Ring-billed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  10
Least Tern  3
Common Tern  X
Forster's Tern  X
Royal Tern  17
Mourning Dove  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4
Great Crested Flycatcher  1     Seen by a few
White-eyed Vireo  4     Heard
Fish Crow  1
Purple Martin  4
Tree Swallow  X
Barn Swallow  8
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  1     Heard
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1     Heard
Blue Grosbeak  1     Heard
Red-winged Blackbird  6
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  3

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)