Date: 4/7/17 11:24 am From: Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] [FR] Brewer's Blackbirds?
Brewer's Blackbirds are a statewide review species. If you believe that is what they were, please submit documentation to the MD/DC Records Committee. There is an electronic reporting form on our website: http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/rcindex.html
Matt Hafner MD/DC Records Committee Chair
On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 2:20 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
> On 4/6/17, Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1> wrote: > Are you sure they are not female Brown-headed Cowbirds? > > Here was my reply [with a few additions] to another query proposing > female cowbirds rather than Brewer's: > > I wish I had had more looks at them, but my "look" was more than brief > thru a window at feeders not more than 20' away using my 10x42 bins. > The birds were appx. at eye level. > > The bills did not have the chunkiness of cowbirds' bills in my > estimation [noted in the initial post] & no male cowbirds were around. > > The eye's darkness [mentioned in the guides] was the initial feature > that caught my eye causing me to give them more attention than I might > have otherwise. I've also been on the lookout for Rusties as they > have been reported on the other side of S MTN and I briefly thought > that was my bird, but also not the case. > ********************** > Today I've had a good opportunity to view male RWBBs at the feeders. > One thought might have been that a male hiding its epaulet was my > bird(s), but not the case. > > Whatever was around yesterday has not been seen today. > > Not sure if Brewer's are reviewable in Fred Co. Stewart & Robbins > [Birds of MD & DC] list two instances of Brewer's in winter in > Emmitsburg [1951 & 55]. > > Jim S > > -- > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. > To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on > the web at http://www.mdbirding.com > Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - > http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html >
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