Monday, July 22, 2013

Shirley's Bay and Points West with Jane and Sami

(Text is by Jane, photos by Bill)

Thursday was a beautiful day.   A good day to bird with sixty two birds noted fifty nine seen and three heard.

Sami and I saw 13 species just in the parking lot at Shirley's Bay.  Bill Bowman joined us on the dike where we  had some shorebirds -- Lesser Yellowlegs (at least 15), Solitary Sandpiper (1), Killdeer (4) and Spotted Sandpiper (at least 2 maybe 4).  Lots of Great Egrets, we did not count them.  Four Belted Kingfishers and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird were also seen.

We headed to the area on Thomas Dolan where we had seen Eastern Towhee in previous years, no luck, but we did see Field Sparrow and White-throated Sparrow.  We saw two Green Heron in a tree.  Off to 5th Line, where we saw one the Eastern Bluebird and the Eastern Meadowlark (2).

Birds Noted.

1.  Yellow Warbler
2.  American Redstart
3.  Red-eyed Vireo
4.  Warbling Vireo
5.  Gray Catbird
6.  Mallard
7.  Cedar Waxwing
8.  Hairy Woodpecker
9.  Great Blue Heron
10. American Crow
11. Canada Goose
12. Blue Jay
13. American Robin

Going to dike
14. Song Sparrow
15. White-breasted Nuthatch
16. Eastern Wood Pewee (h)
17. Wood Thrush (h) later seen coming back

On the dike
18. Lesser Yellowlegs
19. Green-wing Teal
20. Solitary Sandpiper
21. Marsh Wren (h)
22. Red-wing Blackbird
23. Black Duck
24. Common Gallinule (with babies)
25. Killdeer
26. Common Merganser
27. Great Egret
28. Blue-wing Teal
29. Hooded Merganser
30. Tree Swallow
31. European Starling
32. Barn Swallow
33. Common Tern
34. Mourning Dove
35. Belter Kingfisher
36. Wood Duck
37. Osprey
38. Spotted Sandpiper
39. Double-crested Cormorant
40. Common Grackle
41. Ruby-throated Hummingbird

On the way to the parking lot
42. Ovenbird (h)
43. Black-capped Chickadee
44. Pileated Woodpecker

On the way to Thomas Dolan
45. Northern Cardinal
46. House Sparrow
47. Turkey Vulture

Thomas Dolan
48. Green Heron
49. Savannah Sparrow
50. Eastern Kingbird
51. American Goldfish
52. Field Sparrow
53. White-throated Sparrow
54. Swamp Sparrow

5th Line
55. Eastern Bluebird
56. Eastern Meadowlark

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