Date: 4/5/17 4:28 pm From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob...> Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island 4/5/17
It was a beautiful sunny day with temperatures from about 60 to the lows 70s. Breeze was light to moderate. I intended to have two co-observers today neither could make which left me to try and do the count alone. Large numbers of ducks remain though the scaup seem to have pulled out. Most of the waterbird numbers are rough estimates as I did not have enough time to count. Many of the ducks moved around the north cell.
Canada Goose 30 Tundra Swan 1, seen early in the south cell, probably same bird later in north cell Wood Duck 6 Gadwall 75-100 American Wigeon 3 Black Duck 40 Mallard 70 Blue-winged Teal 7 Shoveler 500-600 Pintail 5 Green-winged Teal 200-250 Ring-necked Duck 7 Bufflehead 30 Red-breasted Merganser 16 Ruddy Duck 350 Pied-billed Grebe 5 Horned Grebe 2 Mourning Dove 7 Double-crested Cormorant 150 Great Blue Heron 6 Great Egret 1 Osprey 9 Bald Eagle 2 adults Harrier 1 Coot 50 Black-bellied Plover 1, heard only Killdeer 5 Dunlin 1 Snipe 1 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Bonaparte's Gull 280 Ring-billed Gull not estimated Herring Gull not estimated Great Black-back 2 Caspian Tern 14 Common Loon 1, heard only Flicker 7 Peregrine 1 on the tower American Crow 4 Horned Lark 1, heard only, singing Tree Swallow 7 Rough-winged Swallow 1 Barn Swallow 4 Carolina Wren 3, heard only Golden-crowned Kinglet 3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4 Hermit Thrush 1 Goldfinch 9 Yellow Palm Warbler 1 Towhee 3 Chipping Sparrow 2 Field Sparrow 1, heard only, singing Song Sparrow 12 Swamp Sparrow 11 White-throated Sparrow 11 Cardinal 16 Red-winged Blackbird 90 Cowbird 3
Bob Ringler Eldersburg MD
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