Midweek at The Meadows - Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

At this time of the year, many of the ducks are heading to their breeding grounds. Mallards, Black Ducks, and Gadwall as well as Green- and Blue-winged Teal are still present. American Oystercatchers were observed actively defending territory and setting up nests. Two Lesser Black-backed Gull were compared with immature Great Black-backed Gulls.. The resident Osprey were on the platform and we were able to observe the male bringing a stick to add to the nest. Leaders: Brett Ewald, Chris Marks, & Mary Watkins.
42 species

Canada Goose  40
Mute Swan  4
Tundra Swan  2     Long staying
Gadwall  10
American Black Duck  8
Mallard  16
Blue-winged Teal  2
Northern Shoveler  2
Green-winged Teal  6
Black Scoter  65
Bufflehead  5
Red-throated Loon  3
Common Loon  6
Northern Gannet  85
Double-crested Cormorant  125
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  2
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  46     Large kettle. Careful count
Osprey  12
Killdeer  2
Wilson's Snipe  1
Greater Yellowlegs  8
Lesser Yellowlegs  3
Laughing Gull  12
Herring Gull  8
Lesser Black-backed Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  12
Mourning Dove  4
American Kestrel  1
American Crow  2
Fish Crow  4
Tree Swallow  18
Barn Swallow  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
Common Yellowthroat  4
Field Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  16
Common Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  6

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