Tilghman Island Birds of Aug 26
Sun, 26 Aug 2007 18:55:56 -0400
A grand group of birders turned out on this warm morning to check on the
birds on Tilghman Island. Top bird of the day, seen only by the seven
die-hards of the group, was a Clapper Rail in the tall grasses beside Knapps
Narrows. On a sand bar near by we also saw three Semipalmated Plovers and
eight Semipalmated Sandpipers.
Back down near Black Walnut Point parking lot the highlights included:
A fine parade of migrating Swallows (Barn, Tree, Bank, and Purple
The only warblers were Pine Warblers
Four Tern Species (Caspian, Royal, Forster's and Common)
Four Gull Species (Laughing, Herring, Ring-billed and Greater
Dozens of Osprey and hundreds of DC Cormorants on the poles of the pound
Fourteen Great Blue Herons in the pond of a local resident
Green Heron - fishing with success - in a shallow stream
And one silent small Empidonax Flycatcher
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