Excursion to Lake Mattamuskeet

Thierry, Jen, Michael, and I enjoyed some cozy vehicular birding in my Honda Fit, and even with three scopes, four binoculars, four cameras, and four lunch bags, the birding and comradery, along with the weather, was exemplary! Depending on which of us is counting, we tallied a species list of approximately 65 birds. A few of my meager photos and a bird list are here:

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Bird List (partial):

Snow Goose
Tundra Swan
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Redhead – 5
Green-winged Teal (seen by Thierry, in flight)
Lesser Scaup – 1
Hooded Merganser – 4
Ruddy Duck
Pie-billed Grebe
Anhinga – 1
American White Pelican – 4 flyover
American Bittern – 3
Black-Crowned Night Heron – 8
White Ibis – 12
Osprey – 1
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier – 3
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
American Coot – gazillions
Greater Yellowlegs – 1 flyover
Dunlin – 2
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull – 11
Caspian Tern – 23
Forster’s Tern – 12
Tree Swallow – lots
Marsh Wren – seen by Jen, Thierry
Kinglets – both species
Orange-crowned Warbler – 2
Palm Warbler – 4
Black-and-White Warbler – 1
Common Yellowthroat – 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 12
Red-winged Blackbird – lots
Common Gallinule – 2


About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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