Date: 4/9/17 9:09 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Trolley Museum area today 4/9
Hi all,

Nice sunny day and a few early migrants enlivened a walk in the field/ woods area around the MoCo Trolley Museum, in Upper NW Branch Park. Sparrow numbers much diminished from earlier in the year, but a Wild Turkey ( first we have ever seen here) and a mixed flock or two made it a nice morning to be out. Too bad this once excellent field habitat is being overrun by invasive Bradford Pear - could have been nipped in the bud a several years ago with a few days' work on part of park staff but now really out of control. Worry about the breeding Chats, Willow FC etc. that use the area...for now.

Anyway, had a nice mixed flock down by the stream, including bright Pine Warblers at eye level - a real treat - plus Yellow Palms and Myrtles, singing Ruby-crowns and a lone Golden-crown. No other warblers nor any vireos, yet.

Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper
Colesville, MD

Birds of interest:

Upper NW Branch Park/Trolley Museum, Montgomery, Maryland, US
Apr 9, 2017 8:45 AM - 10:45 AM
38 species

Wild Turkey 1 First time recorded at this site by us.
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Eastern Bluebird 3
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 6
Pine Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35814569

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