Date: 4/11/17 10:49 am From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: 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
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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
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.
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Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.
*Of interest to the applicable records committee
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