Date: 3/9/17 11:39 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Swan Creek 3/9/2017
This was a very productive morning at Swan Creek, but activity quickly subsided once the winds picked up. Highlights:

DMCF
45 Green-winged Teal

Wetlands
2 Wood Ducks
2 Hooded Mergansers
1 SORA - very early
3 Virginia Rails
1 Osprey
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow - early-ish
1 Marsh Wren
2 Rusty Blackbirds

Woods/trailers
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Common Raven

Restricted areas
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch

Large numbers of Ruddy Ducks continue offshore as well.

eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35068970

Tim Carney
Nottingham, MD

*** NOTE: Swan Creek/Cox Creek is an active industrial site and mitigation project in northern Anne Arundel Co. Access is at the end of Kembo Road off Fort Smallwood Road near 695. The site is open ONLY Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please be in your car and leaving at 3:30 p.m.. Remember to always sign in at the office, to be on your best behavior (people have worked hard to coordinate this access), and to stick to permitted areas. This Swan Creek map linked here details where you are and aren't allowed to walk. http://www.billhubick.com/docs/swan_creek_map.jpg. ***

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