Learning Together at the Crab Dock

Birders on Jerome's deck 08/06/16
Birders on Jerome’s deck 08/06/16
Learning together birders trying to identify bird in marsh
Learning together birders trying to identify bird in marsh

Fourteen SIB members gathered the morning of Saturday, August 6, for a two-hour birding session at the Crab Dock.   Many of the group are new to birding and were hoping to catch their first glimpse of a clapper rail.  The morning exceeded expectations when a mother clapper rail was seen herding her baby from the boat ramp back in to the marsh grasses.  Below is the complete list of the 22 bird species either seen or heard from Rob and Melanie Jerome’s deck or from the nearby marsh tower and the lagoon across from the fire station.


1 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
2 Snowy Egret
1 Little Blue Heron
2 Tricolored Heron
2 Green Heron
1 Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
3 White Ibis
6 Glossy Ibis
1 Mississippi Kite
3 Clapper Rail
6 Laughing Gull
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2 Belted Kingfisher
1 Downy Woodpecker
6 American Crow
3 Carolina Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
2 Carolina Wren
3 Eastern Bluebird
2 Northern Mockingbird
2 Northern Cardinal

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