Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Meadows Yesterday + Gull-billed Terns

Vince Elia reports that yesterday morning the South Cape May Meadows held presumed migrants including 4 Greater Yellowlegs, 6 Glossy Ibis (plus 4 or 5 on ground). A Semipalmated Sandpiper was also there, the same longish-billed bird, according to Vince, that he had earlier.

More interesting perhaps was the Least Bittern Vince heard, the first one reported this spring/summer as far as I know. A female Gadwall had 12 chicks with her.

Last night around the poker table a bunch of us were talking about the talented meadows Northern Mockingbird, which sings in the northeastern part of the tract and manages passable Virginia Rail and Black Rail imitations.

Tom Reed reports that 2 Gull-billed Terns are feeding along Reed's Beach road this morning.

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