Birding the Meadows - Monday, July 10th, 2017

A nice variety of birds were seen and heard this morning. We had singing and flyover Indigo Buntings, flyover Orchard Oriole and American Goldfinch. On the beach we had two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, and four American Oystercatchers. A few shorebirds are beginning to show up including Short-billed Dowitchers, a few least and Semipalmated Sandpipers, and about eight Lesser Yellowlegs. The highlight was a Virginia Rail in a fairly open area only 15-20 feet away. Leaders: Pete Dunne, Chuck Slugg, Karl Lukens, Steve Weis, Janet Crawford, Barb Bassett.
47 species

Canada Goose  60
Mallard  20
Great Egret  2
Snowy Egret  1
Cattle Egret  1
Green Heron  2
Glossy Ibis  1
Osprey  10
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Virginia Rail  2     1 seen, 1 heard
American Oystercatcher  4
Killdeer  1
Least Sandpiper  2
Semipalmated Sandpiper  1
Short-billed Dowitcher  7
Spotted Sandpiper  4
Lesser Yellowlegs  8
Laughing Gull  20
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  3
Lesser Black-backed Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  10
Least Tern  2
Forster's Tern  10
Mourning Dove  10
Chimney Swift  1
Northern Flicker  2
American Kestrel  1
Blue Jay  1
Fish Crow  1
Purple Martin  15
Barn Swallow  5
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  15
Common Yellowthroat  6
Yellow Warbler  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Field Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  4
Indigo Bunting  6
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  5
Orchard Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  5

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Common Yellowthroat [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Lesser Black-backed Gull and Herring Gull [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Virginia Rail [Photo by Karl Lukens]