Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, April 10th, 2017

A few lingering ducks besides the usual Mallards, Black Ducks, and Gadwall. Those included Green- and Blue-winged Teal, and a Ruddy Duck. American Oystercatchers and three Sanderling were on the beach as well as two Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Of interest were the two Osprey on the platform where they raised two young last year. The male brought a fish in to the female and she was eating it on the nest. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Chuck Slugg, Karl Lukens, Steve Weis, Pat Perkins, and Barb Bassett.
51 species

Canada Goose  6
Mute Swan  10
Tundra Swan  2
Gadwall  15
American Black Duck  4
Mallard  25
Blue-winged Teal  2
Green-winged Teal  4
Surf Scoter  15
Black Scoter  30
Bufflehead  5
Ruddy Duck  1
Red-throated Loon  5
Common Loon  3     fly overs
Northern Gannet  100
Double-crested Cormorant  10
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  8     pair back on nest eating fish
Northern Harrier  1
American Oystercatcher  8
Killdeer  4
Sanderling  3
Wilson's Snipe  1     seen by a few
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Laughing Gull  10
Herring Gull  8
Lesser Black-backed Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  10
Forster's Tern  3
Mourning Dove  6
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  4
Purple Martin  1
Tree Swallow  8
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  1
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  6
Field Sparrow  5
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Sparrow  1

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Osprey with fish [Photo by Karl Lukens]
Song Sparrow [Photo by Karl Lukens]