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Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (CBBT) Field Trip February 22–23, 2014

Species observed during this trip were:

Snow Goose
Ross's Goose
Brant
Canada Goose
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
American Woodcock
Razorbill
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Forster's Tern
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Peregrine Falcon
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Boat-tailed Grackle
House Finch
House Sparrow

Here are some photos that were taken by Phil Fowler on this trip:

Surf Scoter pair

Black Scoter

Harbor(?) Seal

Surf Scoter

flying Surf Scoter

Long-tailed Duck

Tundra Swan eating water plant at Chincoteague

The CBBT Gang (less Phil) at Chincoteague

Delmarva Squirrel at Chincoteaque

Great Blue Heron at Chincoteaque