Date: 4/4/17 1:38 pm
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Poplar Island, Apr 4, 2017
Today was the first Poplar Island trip of the season. There was quite a bit
of construction on the island which limited our access to the east side.
The MES crew did an excellent job getting us safely around the island.
Northern Gannets put on a great show flying over the bay and scoters.

The water temperature was below 50 degrees so everyone was inside the cabin
on the boat rides.

Our complete checklist is below:

Poplar Island, Talbot, Maryland, US
Apr 4, 2017 9:10 AM - 12:59 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
50 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 8
Gadwall 8
American Black Duck 16
Mallard 275 Estimate
Northern Shoveler 50 Tallied
Green-winged Teal (American) 17
Greater Scaup 2
Lesser Scaup 620
Greater/Lesser Scaup 800 Estimate
Surf Scoter 300
Black Scoter 75 Tallied
Long-tailed Duck 7
Bufflehead 100
Ruddy Duck (Ruddy) 285 Count
Common Loon 6
Horned Grebe 140 Tallied
Northern Gannet 50 Conservative estimate
Double-crested Cormorant 1500 Estimate
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 6
Snowy Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 9
Osprey (carolinensis) 16
Northern Harrier (American) 1
Bald Eagle 3
Virginia Rail (Virginia) 2
American Coot (Red-shielded) 2
American Oystercatcher 2
Killdeer 9
Sanderling 6
Dunlin 205 Tallied
Least Sandpiper 10
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Bonaparte's Gull 5
Laughing Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 45
Herring Gull (American) 2500 Estimate
Great Black-backed Gull 125
Caspian Tern 1
Forster's Tern 1
Fish Crow 6
Horned Lark 1
Purple Martin 2
Tree Swallow 75
European Starling 6
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) 5
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 125
Eastern Meadowlark (Eastern) 1
Common Grackle (Purple) 4

View this checklist online at

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Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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