Date: 8/22/17 1:22 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 8/22/2017
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From: Steve Cordle <scordle...>
Date: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 10:55 AM
Subject: DC Area, 8/22/2017
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Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 8/22/2017
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Helen Patton
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 of the Naturalist (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100;
Audubon Advocate $200). The membership number is 301-652-9188
<(301)%20652-9188>, 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, August 15 and was
completed on Tuesday, August 22 at 9:40 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order, as
set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for North and
Middle American Birds, as revised through the 58th Supplement (July 2017).

The top bird this week were WOOD STORK* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, NORTHERN BOBWHITE,
AMERICAN AVOCET, shorebirds, gulls, terns, ANHINGA, wading birds, WHITE and
GLOSSY IBIS, SWALLOW-TAILED KITE, MISSISSIPPI KITE, BROAD-WINGED HAWK,
woodpeckers, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, LARK SPARROW, warblers and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRD

As reported last week, A young WOOD STORK* continued to be ween at the
stakeout place along Pleasant Ridge Road in Virginia Beach, VA during the
current week.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Two continuing TUNDRA SWANS were seen at Hurlock WWTP in Dorchester Co, MD
on August 19 and 20.

SURF SCOTERS were reported from several venues during the week including:
two at Prospect Bay, Queen Anne's Co, MD on August 16; one that moved
between the North Beach Marsh, Calvert Co, MD and nearby waters in Anne
Arundel Co on August 19 and 20 and one at Big Water Farm (private) also in
Queen Anne's Co, MD on August 21. BLACK SCOTERS accompanied the SURF
SCOTERS at North Beach and one more was at the Ocean City Inlet, Worcester
Co, MD on August 16.Ten COMMON MERGANSERS were at Shenandoah University
River Campus, Clarke Co, VA on August 16. Five COMMON MERGANSERS were in
Harman, Riverside Dr., Buchanan Co, VA on August 19. A RED-BREASTED
MERGANSER was at Knapp's Narrows Marina, Talbot Co, MD on August 20.

NORTHERN BOBWHITE were found on Egypt Road, Dorchester Co, MD on August 17.

One to four AMERICAN AVOCETS were at Bethel Beach NAP, Matthews Co, VA on
August 10 and 21.

A WILSON'S PLOVER was at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co, VA on August 16.

An UPLAND SANDPIPER was on Rushville Road, Rockingham Co, VA on August 15,
Another UPLAND SANDPIPER was at Sandy Point SP, Anne Arundel Co, MD on
August 16. Another UPLAND SANDPIPER was at Pretlow Industrial Park fields,
Franklin City, VA on August 17, 20 and 21. A LONG-BILLED CURLEW was at
Wachapreague Back Bay, Accomack Co, VA on August 16. A STILT SANDPIPER was
in Salisbury, Log Cabin Road, Wicomico Co, MD on August 19. Two BAIRD'S
SANDPIPERS were at Whitehall Crossroads, Leipsic, Kent Co, DE on August 15
and 20. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was at Prime Hook NWR, Prime Hook Beach, Kent
Co, DE on August 20. A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was at the Staunton View
Public Use Area, Mecklenburg Co, VA on August 10. Four WILSON'S PHALAROPES
were at the Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co, MD on August 15.

A BONAPARTE'S GULL was seen again at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek
(restricted access) in Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 16-18 and another
BONAPARTE'S GULL was at Wilson Bridge, Prince George's Co, MD on August 15.

On August 15, 16 1nd 19, a GULL-BILLED TERN was at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent
Co, DE. Small numbers of BLACK TERNS were seen at several locations in the
reporting area including: one at Lake Linganore, Frederick Co, MD on August
15; one to seven at Perryville Community Park, Cecil Co, MD on August 16
and 17; four at Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore Co, MD on August 18; 2 at
the Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co, MD on August 19; eight at Hog Island Road,
Caroline Co, MD on August 19; one to six at Brierly Creek WMA, Prince
Edward Co, VA on August 19 and 20; nine were at Staunton View Public Use
Area, Mecklenburg Co, VA on August 20 and 6 at Dyke March, Fairfax Co, VA
on August 20.. Two COMMON TERNS were on the C&O Canal, Violette's Lock,
Montgomery Co, MD on August 15. A COMMON TERN was at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent
Co, DE on August 20. A SANDWICH TERN was at Cape Henlopen SP, Sussex Co, DE
on August 16. Two SANDWICH TERNS were at Little Assawoman Bay, Sussex Co,
De on August19.

During the week, an ANHINGA* was at Chamberlayne Swamp in Hanover Co, VA.

On August 19 an AMERICAN BITTERN was reported at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co,
DE. Inland herons and egrets included: a LITTLE BLUE HERON at the Great
Dismal Swamp NWR, Suffolk, VA on August 16; a TRICOLORED HERON and a
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON on Ragged Island, Isle of Wight Co, VA on August
19; one to two TRICOLORED HERONS at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental
Center (Horsehead), Queen Anne's Co, MD on August 16 and 19; one TRICOLORED
HERON at the Swan Creek dredge containment facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD on
August 16-18; one TRICOLORED HERON at Accotink Bay WR, Fairfax Co, VA on
August 20 and another YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON at the Federal Hill
Estate/Farm, Clarke Co, VA on August 15.

A spectacle of hundreds of GLOSSY and WHITE IBIS congregated in
Chincoteague Bay, Accomack Co, VA on August 17. A WHITE IBIS was at Bombay
Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August 10. Six GLOSSY IBIS were at Swan Harbor
Farm Park, Harford Co, MD on August 16.

A survey of MISSISSIPPI KITE nests in Northern Virginia revealed that 3 out
of the 4 nesting sites had successfully raised chicks. Other MISSISSIPPI
KITE sightings included: two juveniles being fed at Woodridge Road/Braddock
Road in Alexandria and an adult with two juveniles at Woodland
Road/Backlink Road in Annandale, VA on August 20. A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was
observed from Bull Run PO Road, ½ mile south of Braddock Road, Loudoun Co,
VA on August 17. Noteworthy raptors during the week also included a small
number of early migrating BROAD-WINGED HAWKS at several locations in
Virginia and Maryland.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was at Blackwater NWR, Dorchester Co, MD on August
15. Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were at the Fox Chase Ponds and Wetlands,
Howard Co, MD on August 16 and 20. Two RED-COCKADED WOODPECKERS were at the
Piney Grove Preserve, Sussex Co, VA on August 18.

A WILLOW FLYCATCHER was at a home in Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 16.

On August 20, a LARK SPARROW was at Esmont, 30 minutes south of
Charlottesville VA.

Migratory warblers continued to trickle into the reporting area. Highlights
included: a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER found on the Shearman's Mill Loop in Sky
Meadows SP, Fauquier Co, VA on August 17; a BLUE-WINGED and a MOURNING
WARBLER were at Devil's Ditch, Northampton Co, VA on August 19; a MOURNING
WARBLER at Freestone Point in Leesylvania SP, Prince William Co, VA on
August 20 and CERULEAN WARBLERS found on the Blue Trail at Cromwell Valley
Park, Baltimore Co, MD on August 17 and on the Poquoson Fire Road and Cabin
in Shenandoah NP, Luray, VA on August 19.

DICKCISSELS continue in the Underwood Road area in Howard Co, MD, with a
high of three individuals seen on August 17, and at various other locations
in the reporting area.

***

This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers, eBird records and various birding pages on Facebook.

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606 <(301)%20652-3606>,
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, e-mail or phone.

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

*Of interest to the Records Committee

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