Sunset Birding at The Meadows - Friday, October 16th, 2015

It was a crisp, fall evening with a beautiful sunset and a rising crescent moon. Yellow-rumped Warblers surrounded us in the parking lot with a Fish Crow loudly vocalizing on a telephone pole. There was a nice mix of ducks including Northern Shoveler, Blue- and Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, Northern Pintails, Ruddy Ducks, and Mallards. Merlins, Kestrels, a Northern Harrier, and Osprey were the raptors of the evening. Leaders: Chuck Slugg and Barb Bassett.
39 species

Canada Goose  65
Mute Swan  4
Gadwall  5
American Wigeon  2     heard
Mallard  20
Blue-winged Teal  11
Northern Shoveler  8
Northern Pintail  4
Green-winged Teal  6
Ruddy Duck  2
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret 2
Osprey  3
Northern Harrier  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
American Coot  7
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Wilson's Snipe  1
Laughing Gull  20
Ring-billed Gull 2
Herring Gull  4
Great Black-backed Gull  45
Royal Tern  3
Mourning Dove  2
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  6
Fish Crow  3
Tree Swallow  20
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  1
Palm Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  40
Savannah Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1    heard
Red-winged Blackbird  6
House Finch  1

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