Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, April 3rd, 2017

A beautiful birding day. Numbers and variety of ducks has diminished, but we still had Northern Shovelers, Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, and Bufflehead on the ponds, as well as Black and Surf Scoter off shore. A few Tree Swallows were over head. First of year for several people were Snowy Egret and Glossy Ibis. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, Steve Weis, Warren Cairo, Pat Perkins, and Marc & Lynne Breslow.
50 species

Canada Goose  30
Mute Swan  11
Wood Duck  2     fly-over before walk
Gadwall  10
American Black Duck  5
Mallard  25
Northern Shoveler  12
Green-winged Teal  8
Surf Scoter  7
Black Scoter  18
Bufflehead  2
Red-throated Loon  15
Common Loon  1     fly-over before walk
Northern Gannet  200
Double-crested Cormorant  60
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Glossy Ibis  8
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  3
Northern Harrier  1
American Coot  3
American Oystercatcher  6
Killdeer  1
Wilson's Snipe  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Laughing Gull  15
Herring Gull  6
Great Black-backed Gull  8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  6
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  2
Tree Swallow  8
Carolina Chickadee  1
American Robin  5
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  5
Field Sparrow  3
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  10
House Finch  1
House Sparrow  1

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American Oystercatcher [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Laughing Gulls [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Northern Gannet [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Red-winged Blackbird [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Snowy Egret [Photo by Karl Lukens]