Date: 8/24/17 8:53 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park today August 24
Hi all,

Slower than hoped-for as the cold front was still puttering by through when we arrived, cloudy and not that cold. Need a strong NW wind to get things moving. There had been changes, however - Barn Swallows, Orioles and Gnatcatchers down, Chipping Sparrows up - and a smattering of warblers. Five species only, three lovely Canadas the highlight. Hey, it can only get better!

Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper,
Colesville, MD

44 species (+1 other taxa)
Birds of interest:

Wood Duck 2
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 6
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 2
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 20 Estimate
Barn Swallow (American) 4
House Wren (Northern) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea) 1
Eastern Bluebird 6
Wood Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 12
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 1 Heard only
American Redstart 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 20 Estimate, large influx since last visit
Eastern Towhee 1
Baltimore Oriole 7

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