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Birding the Meadows – May 31, 2021

Leaders: Bill Boyle, Karen Thompson Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions: 45 species Species Count Canada Goose 28 Mute Swan 3 Gadwall 2 Mallard 7 American Oystercatcher 7 Semipalmated Plover 6 Killdeer 5 Dunlin 4 Least Sandpiper 3 Semipalmated Sandpiper 30 Short-billed Dowitcher 22 Greater Yellowlegs 3 Bonaparte’s Gull 3 Black-headed Gull…...

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Spring Birding at the Garrett Family Preserve – May 29, 2021

Leaders: Kyle Chelius, Deb Payson, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: Winds: Weather Conditions:  rain/wind 22 species Mourning Dove  2 American Oystercatcher  2 Killdeer  1 Greater Yellowlegs  2 Laughing Gull  8 Herring Gull  2 Forster’s Tern  3 Great Egret  2 Osprey  3 Red-tailed Hawk  1 American Crow  1 Carolina Chickadee  3 Tree Swallow …...

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Higbee Beach Birding – May 28, 2021

Leaders:  Group 1: Melissa Roach Group 2: Mary Watkins, Dave Pollard Temp: 64 °F Winds:  NE 18 mph Weather Conditions: cloudy/overcast Group 1 – 7:30am 29 species Species Count Mallard 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 2 Chimney Swift 2 Laughing Gull 30 Herring Gull 1 Forster’s Tern…...

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Migration at the Point – May 26, 2021

Leaders: Chris Marks, Mary Watkins Temp: 70° F Winds:  SW 5-10 mph Weather Conditions:  sunny 31 species Species Count Mute Swan 5 Mallard 3 Mourning Dove 12 Chimney Swift 6 Laughing Gull 18 Herring Gull 6 Great Black-backed Gull 3 Least Tern 5 Common Tern 3 Forster’s Tern 8 Double-crested…...

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Birding the Meadows – May 24, 2021

Leaders:  Group 1: Melissa Roach, Jackie Parker, Ruth Bergstrom Group 2: Mary Jane Roache, Bill Roache, Bernie Hodgdon Temp: 63 °F Winds:  E 15 mph Weather Conditions: overcast Group 1 – 7:30am 47 species Species Count Canada Goose 14 Mute Swan 2 Gadwall 2 Mallard 12 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)…...

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Belleplain Hotspots – May 22, 2021

Leaders:  Chris Marks, Shaun Bamford Temp: 72 °F Winds:  WNW 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: clear 44 species Species Count Canada Goose 6 Mourning Dove 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3 Laughing Gull 12 Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1 Glossy Ibis 26 Turkey Vulture 3 Broad-winged…...

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Higbee Beach Birding – May 21, 2021

Leaders:  Chris Marks, Guy Moody Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: 36 species Species Count Mourning Dove 4 Laughing Gull 15 Turkey Vulture 3 Osprey 3 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 4 Downy Woodpecker 1 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Great Crested Flycatcher 3 Eastern Kingbird 3 Red-eyed Vireo 4 Blue Jay 4 American…...

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A Meadows Afternoon – May 21, 2021

Leaders: Mary Jane Roache, Jackie Parker, Mary Watkins Temp:  Winds: Weather Conditions: 29 species Species Count Canada Goose 2 Mute Swan 6 Blue-winged Teal 2 Gadwall 2 Mallard 6 Mourning Dove 2 American Oystercatcher 4 Semipalmated Plover 6 Killdeer 4 Dunlin 2 Least Sandpiper 4 Semipalmated Sandpiper 12 Short-billed Dowitcher…...

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Migration at the Point – May 20, 2021

Leaders: Brett Ewald Temp: 64 °F Winds:  N 0-5 mph Weather Conditions: sunny 44 species Species Count Mute Swan 6 Mallard 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1 Mourning Dove 9 Chimney Swift 9 American Oystercatcher 2 Laughing Gull 12 Forster’s Tern 9 Great Egret 1 Glossy Ibis 4 Osprey 1…...

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Birds of Nummy Island – May 19, 2021

Leaders: S. Bamford, C. Marks, Alan Crawford Temp: 88 °F Winds:  E 5-10 mph Weather Conditions: clear Nummy Island – 4:31 pm 27 species Species Count Mallard 2 Clapper Rail 6 Black-bellied Plover 20 Semipalmated Plover 5 Whimbrel 10 Dunlin 40 Semipalmated Sandpiper 34 Western Sandpiper 1 Short-billed Dowitcher 28…...

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