The first photo shows the male Shiny Cowbird with the female behind the male. The second photo shows a good comparison of male Shiny Cowbird and Brown-headed Cowbird. Note the difference in head and bill shape of the two birds in addition to the obvious color difference. The head and bill shape difference helps one to pick out the Shiny Cowbird in a flock that is often in the shade where the brown head of the Brown-headed Cowbird is often not visible. I walked around the area also hoping to hear or see Black-whiskered Vireo, but did not find any. I heard Gray Kingbird twittering and saw a Great Crested Flycatcher. I have seen several Great Crested Flycatchers while I have been in Florida, and am satisfied that the La Sagra's Flycatcher that I identified was not a Great Crested
Flycatcher. I found 25 Black-necked Stilts at Echo Pond and a singing Prairie Warbler. In the camp ground near the amphitheater area, I found a flock of shorebirds including 17 Marbled Godwits, 9 Black-necked Stilts about 8 Short-billed Dowitchers and 20+ Willets. There were about 8 Black-bellied Plovers, 2 Least Sandpipers, 2 Spotted Sandpipers and three Ruddy Turnstones on the shore. Nothing new for the year. I started driving north at about 6:00 pm and checked near the road to Mahogany Hammock for Seaside Sparrows, but was not successful. I still needed Chuck-will's-widow for the year so I timed my arrival to Pinelands and the park headquarters area to be close to or at dusk. I heard the first Chuck-will's-widow in the parking lot at Pinelands and a second one singing loudly near the headquarters.
Shiny Cowbird and Chuck-will's-widow make the total 364.