Monday, June 15, 2009

June Birding on the Bayshore

An evening walk down Reed's Beach Road did not yield the pelican of yesterday, but did provide a number of neat sights and sounds of the season.

Orchard Orioles are just about impossible to miss in the area right now- we came across four pairs during our mile-long walk, and found three nests. Marsh Wrens and Seaside Sparrows were both audible and visible, and a careful count of Laughing Gulls produced 1,067, with many still feeding on horseshoe crab eggs along the beach.

Closer to dusk, a Great Horned Owl flew out across the marsh, blackbirds and kingbirds hot on its tail feathers the whole way. At least one Chuck-will's-widow started calling from the forest edge, and a few Black-crowned Night-Herons squawked from overhead as they headed out for the evening.

Location: Reed's Beach
Observation date: 6/15/09
Number of species: 43

American Black Duck 2
Great Egret 1
Snowy Egret 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3
Glossy Ibis 18
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Clapper Rail 18
American Oystercatcher 1
Willet (Eastern) 16
Laughing Gull 1067
Herring Gull 35
Great Black-backed Gull 9
Forster's Tern 4
Black Skimmer 2
Mourning Dove 15
Great Horned Owl 1
Chuck-will's-widow 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
Fish Crow 4
Purple Martin 20
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 9
Carolina Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 4
Marsh Wren 8
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 4
Northern Mockingbird 4
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 12
Chipping Sparrow 2
Seaside Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 6
Boat-tailed Grackle 18
Orchard Oriole 8
House Finch 18
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 25

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(

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