On-hand we had:
Larry from the Brownstone Birding blog
Cindy Cage from Living in Brooklyn and Longing for Maine
John (Tucker) from The Birdman of Bridgewater
Cindy @gemswinc on twitterBird List for Charlestown Breachway (thanks to Dawn for compiling):
Great Blue Heron
Great Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern (this was an exciting lifer for me- they're huge!)Here's are links to other BwBTC member wrap-ups of our morning Charlestown Breachway birding trip:
To any birder thinking about going to Charlestown Breachway- I highly recommend it. The drive there from Massachusetts was absolutely picturesque- especially once you get onto the winding roads along the Rhode Island coast. The morning sun reflecting off the water was beautiful. It made the early rise worth it :)
Dawn planned it perfectly with tides, and there were only a few points where we had to get wet crossing the channels. Luckily I wore quick-drying running shorts and just carried my camera above my head. Here are some pictures of the BwBTC crew mastering art of Charlestown Breachway channel crossings.
Cindy & Dawn:
Dawn, the other Cindy, Larry, John & Jeff:
Larry, Jeff & John:
John's sister and Dawn:
Here are some of the highlights from the Charlestown Breachway.
Great Black-backed Gull enjoying some breakfast:
Egrets in the trees:
This is one of my favs. I'm not 100% sure, but I'm going to so with Semipalmated Sandpiper:
There was a lot of debate over this bird. Some people thought it was a Baird's Sandpiper (I believe one was spotted on the Breachway earlier in the day), but in the end I think we decided it was a Juvenile Sanderling:
Dawn has this one tagged as a Least Sandpiper- I'll take her word on it!
I have more Charlestown Breachway shorebird pictures to share...let's see if I can get motivated to write yet another post.