Birding the Meadows - Monday, June 26th, 2017

A good number of gulls and terns were overhead, mostly Laughing Gulls and Forster's Terns and a few Least Terns. Most interesting were two Gull-billed Terns that flew over the Plover Pond before heading to the State Park. Also of interest were two male Orchard Orioles and one female. Birds seen or heard by one or two people were Least Bittern and Brown Thrasher.  Leaders: Pete Dunne, Chuck Slugg, Karl Lukens, Steve Weis, Pat Perkins, Catherine Busch, Carrie Bell, & Mary Watkins.
46 species

Canada Goose  50
Mute Swan  5
Gadwall  6
Mallard  25
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  2
Green Heron  2
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Glossy Ibis  5
Black Vulture  3
Turkey Vulture  4
Osprey  6
American Oystercatcher  7
Laughing Gull  30
Herring Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Least Tern  5
Gull-billed Tern  2
Forster's Tern  10
Mourning Dove  7
Chimney Swift  1
Northern Flicker  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Fish Crow  10
Purple Martin  20
Tree Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  4
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  2
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  4
Field Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  3
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  10
Orchard Oriole  3
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  2

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American Oystercatchers [Photo by Karl Lukens]

 Barn Swallow [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Black-crowned Night-Heron [Photo by Karl Lukens]