Bird Report: DeKorte 073110

   Stephanie Seymour reports: I went to DeKorte from around 8 to 10:30 am this morning.
  No luck with Skimmers or my nemesis Least Bittern, but saw some great Forster's Tern action.
   I am almost sure I saw 2 Least Terns as well, but since I can't be 100% sure I decided against counting them on eBird.
   Also, there were easily like 300 or 400 or maybe even 500 little Least Sandpipers, but eBird makes a fuss if you report those numbers. So I decided to be WAY conservative and say 150.
   Saw a gorgeous male Baltimore Oriole, 2 Warbling Vireos, and a few Yellow Warblers all in the same area (take path from second back parking lot into a little tree oasis and that's where all these were).
   Full report follows.  (Thanks, Steph!)

Location:     Richard W. DeKorte Park

Observation date:     7/31/10
Number of species:     36

Canada Goose     30+
Mute Swan     2
Mallard     50+
Double-crested Cormorant     40+
Great Blue Heron     1
Great Egret     9
Snowy Egret     3
Black-crowned Night-Heron     1
Osprey     2
Spotted Sandpiper     1
Greater Yellowlegs     10+
Lesser Yellowlegs     25+
Semipalmated Sandpiper     8+  (probably a lot more but hard to see with no scope)
Least Sandpiper     150+++
Short-billed Dowitcher     30
Ring-billed Gull     10
Herring Gull     25
Forster's Tern     14 – maybe more but moving around a lot
Mourning Dove     4
Downy Woodpecker     1
Eastern Phoebe     1
Warbling Vireo     2
Tree Swallow     2
Barn Swallow     50+
American Robin     10
Gray Catbird     4
Northern Mockingbird     2
European Starling     100+
Yellow Warbler     3  (2 adults and one that looked young, following a parent around)
Song Sparrow     5+
Northern Cardinal     1
Red-winged Blackbird     3
Baltimore Oriole     1  (male)
House Finch     5
American Goldfinch     6
House Sparrow     5

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