Date: 3/15/17 4:02 pm From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> Subject: [MDBirding] Observations from the winter event of 2017
Reporting from lovely Coastal / Central AA County, I can summarize this recent weather in just 5 species. Birding from my regular spots between Sandy Point SP, and my neighborhood in Amberley (St. Margaret's), I noted the following arrivals:
-Killdeer: Hundreds, everywhere. Even foraging under the pines at Sandy Point.
-Fox Sparrows: Dozens, at various spots. Seven at my feeder this AM.
-Rusty Blackbirds: Careful exact counts at all my stops that I'd put in the dozens, but never quite enough.
-Bonaparte's Gulls: My first of 2017 from Sandy Point. This species was absent from the central bay all winter, which is out of the norm, from my experience.
-American Pipits: Hundreds! Sandy Point was loaded with them yesterday, and the field at the entrance of my community had a flock I'd conservatively estimate at 80-100 birds this afternoon.
Dan Haas St. Margaret's, MD
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