Date: 4/11/17 10:49 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 4/11/2017
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From: Steve Cordle <scordle...>
Date: Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 11:10 AM
Subject: DC Area, 4/11/2017
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Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 4/11/2017
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments, questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Bob Hartman
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

Please consider joining ANS, especially if you are a regular user of
the Voice (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100; Audubon
Advocate $200). The membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12; the
address is 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web
site is http://www.AudubonNaturalist.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday,
April 4, and was completed on Tuesday, April 11 at about 10:00 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds during this week is presented below in
taxonomic order, as set forth in the American Ornithologists' Union
Checklist for North and Middle American birds, as revised through the
57th Supplement (July 2016).

TOP BIRD THIS WEEK: PRAIRIE FALCON* in VA

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST: TRUMPETER SWAN, EURASIAN WIGEON, AMERICAN
WHITE PELICAN, WHITE IBIS, WHITE-FACED IBIS, SANDHILL CRANE,
BLACK-HEADED GULL, and early migrants including PRAIRIE WARBLER,
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and
INDIGO BUNTING

TOP BIRDS

The PRAIRIE FALCON* continued all week around the defunct power plant
in Alexandria VA.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Several TRUMPETER SWANs were reported this week, all in MD. In Anne
Arundel Co: on April 5, one was present at the Smithsonian
Environmental Research Center; on April 6, two were reported around
Tenthouse Ct; and on April 7, one was seen at the Otwell Rd Ponds.
Also on April 7, one TRUMPETER SWAN was present on the pond at the
intersection of MD4 and MD260 in Calvert Co. On April 8, three were
seen at Wooton's Landing in Patuxent River Park, Prince George's Co.
Finally, on April 9, one TRUMPETER SWAN was seen at Back River, in
eastern Baltimore City.

A single EURASIAN WIGEON was seen April 8 at the Poplar Spring Animal
Sanctuary (private) in Montgomery Co MD. An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
showed up April 10 at Lake Frederick, in Frederick Co VA. Also in VA
on April 10, 70 WHITE IBIS were reported in the town of Chincoteague
(Accomack Co), over the Refuge Inn. Two WHITE-FACED IBIS were
reported, both on April 8: one was near the intersection of Taylor and
Public Landing Rds in Worcester Co MD, the other at Chincoteague NWR
in Accomack Co VA.

Migration of BROAD-WINGED HAWKs seems to be barely starting, with a
small number seen scattered widely over the reporting area.

Two SANDHILL CRANEs were spotted April 4 along Peat Moss Rd in the
town of Accident MD, Garrett Co. April 4-7, 1-2 BLACK-HEADED GULLs
were reported at Back River.

The expected migrants are showing up on schedule, but a few are
arriving a little early. Three single PRAIRIE WARBLERs were seen, one
April 9 at Patton Turf Farm (Montgomery Co MD), another April 10 at
the Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (Sussex Co DE), and the third April 10 at
Hughes Hollow (Montgomery Co MD). Two single CLAY-COLORED SPARROWs
were reported, one continuing April 4 at Big Water Farm (private) in
Queen Anne's Co MD, the other April 5 around the Driver Rd entrance to
Patapsco Valley SP, Howard Co MD. On April 5, two VESPER SPARROWs were
spotted at the Equestrian Center on Lorton Hill, in Fairfax Co VA. A
LINCOLN'S SPARROW showed up April 10 around Deep Hole Point of
Occoquan Bay NWR, in Prince William Co VA. The ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
continued April 4 along Marian Ave in Anne Arundel Co MD. Finally, an
INDIGO BUNTING was present April 10 at the Ted Harvey WMA in Kent Co
DE.

This report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers via the ABA Internet links, and on eBird records.

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606, http://anshome.org/shop) is
an excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related
titles.

To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to <voice...>
Please post reports before midnight Monday, identify the county as
well as the state, and include your name and a Tuesday morning
contact, either e-mail or phone.

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

*Of interest to the applicable records committee

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