leader Tom Stephenson
From: Tom Stephenson <email@example.com>
To: ProsBird@aol.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 7:06 am
Subject: Re: Jam Bay Trip
I'm happy to report that the trip to Jamaica Bay yielded a good number of shorebirds and some other species. It was a bit dicey walking around Dead Man's Cove but otherwise the water levels were fine and there was a reasonably good selection of species. Nothing rare but at least good views of almost everything we had.
Highlights includedLots of Juv Short-billed DowitchersSeveral Stilt SandpipersSeveral White-rumped SandpipersJuv and adult Semipalmated and Least SandpipersNice fly-bys of Yellow-crowned NIght-heronA snout butterfly (thanks to Tom and Gail)A sand wasp covering over a hole it had dug in the sand.
Below is the list and attached a few photos.
Double-crested Cormorant Great Blue Heron Great Egret Snowy Egret Little Blue Heron Black-crowned Night-Heron Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Glossy Ibis Canada Goose Mute Swan Wood Duck Gadwall Mallard Osprey Peregrine Falcon Black-bellied Plover Semipalmated Plover Killdeer American Oystercatcher Greater Yellowlegs Lesser Yellowlegs Willet Spotted Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper Least Sandpiper White-rumped Sandpiper Pectoral Sandpiper Stilt Sandpiper Short-billed Dowitcher Laughing Gull Ring-billed Gull Herring Gull Great Black-backed Gull Common Tern Forster's Tern Rock Dove Mourning Dove Chimney Swift Willow Flycatcher Blue Jay Fish Crow Tree Swallow Barn Swallow Carolina Wren House Wren Gray Catbird European Starling Cedar Waxwing Yellow Warbler Northern Waterthrush Common Yellowthroat Eastern Towhee Song Sparrow Northern Cardinal Red-winged Blackbird Common Grackle Boat-tailed Grackle American Goldfinch House Sparrow