Date: 8/25/17 10:41 am
From: <dengue1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: OSFL, more @ Wheaton Regional Park today, August 25
On Friday, August 25, 2017 at 12:15:39 PM UTC-4, katahdinss wrote:
> Hi all,
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> Finally a good migration day at WRP, lots of warblers about as well as other migrants. Quite a few birders, too. Robins were everywhere feeding on berries, flying in and out -  "robinated" again! Two early flyover Nighthawks were nice to see. We personally saw 9 species of warbler, dominated by Chestnut-sideds which seemed to be everywhere, with nice looks at FOS Prairie, FOS Magnolia, as well as Blackburnian and Canada. Bob Augustine also found a male Wilson's, which we missed. Big influx of Catbirds, still good numbers of Orioles, no Swallows. Only a few Blue Jays.  Things were lively most everywhere, but it died pretty quickly at 9:30 am. The highlight of the morning was an Olive-sided Flycatcher which appeared late on the "OSFL snags" near the mini train tracks - if we hadn't been hanging around trying to find the Wilson's, we would have missed it!
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> Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper
> Colesville, MD
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> Protocol: Traveling 
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> 51 species
> Birds of interest:
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> Wood Duck  5
> Green Heron  3
> Common Nighthawk  2     Flyovers at about 8 am
> Chimney Swift  2
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
> Northern Flicker  4
> Pileated Woodpecker  2
> Olive-sided Flycatcher  1     On snags near mini  train tracks, later flew west and seen on snags along Shorefield parking lot. Large flycatcher, big-headed and short-tailed, obvious "vested" appearance, white scapular tufts observed. Foraged by making long sallies out from highest perch, at one point chased by Pewee which was distinctly smaller in size.
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  7
> Acadian Flycatcher  2
> Great Crested Flycatcher  3
> Yellow-throated Vireo  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  8
> Blue Jay  6     Significant decline
> House Wren  2
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea)  5
> Eastern Bluebird  1
> Veery  1
> Gray Catbird  20     Estimate, significant increase since yesterday
> Northern Mockingbird  2
> Cedar Waxwing  1
> Blue-winged Warbler  1
> Black-and-white Warbler  4
> Common Yellowthroat  4
> American Redstart  8
> Magnolia Warbler  3
> Blackburnian Warbler  2
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  15
> Prairie Warbler  1
> Canada Warbler  4
> Chipping Sparrow  18     Estimate
> Eastern Towhee  3
> Baltimore Oriole  7

The Olive-sided Flycatcher first seen by Gail & Barry was still at the Shorefield parking lot as of 1:30 pm. Was on dead limbs at top of tree that is at the parking lot entrance.

Woody & Rae Dubois

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