Birding the Meadows with Pete Dunne - Monday, May 1st, 2017

Not many ducks on the ponds, as most have left for their breeding grounds further north. American Oystercatchers were paired up on the beach and we were also fortunate enough to see a Piping Plover on the beach which have been absent the last 2 years. Hopefully it will find a partner and nest on the beach. We also had two Lesser Black-backed Gulls and three Least Terns which were FOY for many observers. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Chuck Slugg, Karl Lukens, Steve Weis, Pat Perkins, Janet Crawford, Lynne & Marc Breslow, and Warren Cairo.
54 species

Canada Goose  8
Mute Swan  2
Gadwall  2
American Black Duck  4
Mallard  10
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  45
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  2
Tricolored Heron  1     fly over
Green Heron  6
Glossy Ibis  2
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  4
Bald Eagle  1     seen by a few after walk
American Oystercatcher  6
Piping Plover  1
Killdeer  1
Sanderling  4
Least Sandpiper  3
Wilson's Snipe  2
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Willet  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  3
Laughing Gull  20
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  8
Lesser Black-backed Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  12
Least Tern  3
Forster's Tern  3
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  1     seen by a few after walk
Eastern Kingbird  8
White-eyed Vireo  1     heard by a few before and after  the walk
Fish Crow  4
Tree Swallow  5
Barn Swallow  5
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  2
Common Yellowthroat  5
Yellow Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Prairie Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  15
Common Grackle  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Orchard Oriole  3
House Sparrow  3

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Green Heron [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed, & Herring Gulls [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Piping Plover [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Tree Swallow [Photo by Karl Lukens]