Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, April 24th, 2017

Rain was threatening and windy, but still found some good birds. Still two Blue-winged and two Green-winged Teal on the ponds with Mallard and Gadwall. Shore birds starting to show up including two Willets, three Greater and three Lesser Yellowlegs, and four Least Sandpipers on the ponds or fly overs. On the beach at least eight American Oystercatchers pairing off for nesting. Still a good number of Northern Gannets offshore. A good number of swallows were low over the ponds and included Northern Rough-winged, Tree, and Barn Swallows. Although not on the list, one person heard a Virginia Rail. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Chuck Slugg, Karl Lukens, Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson, & Pat Perkins.
41 species

Canada Goose  10
Mute Swan  9
Gadwall  4
Mallard  15
Blue-winged Teal  2
Green-winged Teal  2
Northern Gannet  50
Double-crested Cormorant  20
Great Egret  2
Glossy Ibis  1
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  6
American Oystercatcher  6
Least Sandpiper  4
Wilson's Snipe  2
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Willet  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  3
Laughing Gull  15
Herring Gull  10
Great Black-backed Gull  20
Forster's Tern  2
Mourning Dove  4
Merlin  1
Fish Crow  4
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  8
Tree Swallow  35
Barn Swallow  12
Carolina Wren  2
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  5
Common Yellowthroat  5
Palm Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  10
Field Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  5
House Sparrow  3

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American Oystercatcher pair [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Common Yellowthroat [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Osprey [Photo by Karl Lukens]