Date: 9/27/17 8:50 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 9/26/2017
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From: Steve Cordle <scordle...>
Date: Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 6:56 PM
Subject: DC Area, 9/26/2017
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Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 9/26/2017
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, 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,
September 19 and was completed on Tuesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.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 birds this week were WOOD STORK in DE and VA, SABINE'S GULL*
in DC and MD and WESTERN KINGBIRD in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, EASTERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL, AMERICAN AVOCET, shorebirds, PARASITIC JAEGER, WHITE
IBIS, hawks, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, flycatchers, PHILADELPHIA
VIREO, sparrows, warblers and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A WOOD STORK was seen from the Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch, Sussex Co, DE
on September 21. A WOOD STORK was seen from the Kiptopeke SP
Hawkwatch, Northampton Co, VA on September 22.

A SABINE'S GULL* was spotted on a trip to Poplar Island, Talbot Co,
MD on September 21.

Two WESTERN KINGBIRDS were at Sunset Beach, Northampton Co, VA on
September 23.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Several species of migratory waterfowl, including TUNDRA SWAN,
NORTHERN SHOVELER and NORTHERN PINTAIL were seen at various locations
in the reporting area during the week. Four BLACK SCOTERS continued
throughout the week at North Beach, Calvert Co, MD.

EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILLS were in the Green Ridge State Forest, Allegany
Co, MD on September 19 and 20. Another EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was on
Oyster Rocks Road, Sussex Co, DE on September 24.

A single AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at Swan Creek Wetland/Cox Creek DMCF
(restricted access), Anne Arundel Co, MD on September 20, 21 and 22.

Twelve AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were on Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on
September 21. More shorebirds were observed at Poplar Island on
September 21 including as many as 5 HUDSONIAN GODWITS, a BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, a WILSON'S PHALA0ROPE and 4 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. AMERICAN
GOLDEN PLOVERS and BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were at Swan Creek
Wetland/Cox Creek DMCF (restricted access), Anne Arundel Co, MD on
September 20, 21 and 22. A single AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was on
Campground Road, Berlin, Worcester Co, MD on September 20.

A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen at Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co, MD on
September 22. A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was at Swan Creek Wetland/Cox Creek
DMCF (restricted access), Anne Arundel Co, MD on September 20, 21 and
22. A MARBLED GODWIT was seen on Skimmer Island, Worcester Co, MD on
September 24. Two to six BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were seen at the
Shiloh Church Turf Farm, Dorchester Co, MD on September 23 and 26.

Single PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen from the CBBT, Thimble Island,
Virginia Beach, VA on September 19; Kerr Lake, VA on September 20 and
Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA on September 23.

A WHITE IBIS was seen at Deal Island, Somerset Co, MD on September 22.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen September 20 at Elk Neck SP, Cecil Co, MD.
A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen from the Mendota Fire Tower Hawkwatch,
Russell Co, VA on September 20. Another NORTHERN GOSHAWK was reported
from the Rockfish Gap Hawkwatch, Augusta Co, VA on September 21.
Numerous BROAD-WINGED HAWKS flew over the various hawk watches this
past week. The Rockfish Gap Hawkwatch near Waynesboro, VA had
recorded 22,000 by September 24.

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS was seen in several venues including: Back
Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA on September 23 and 24; Jefferson Park
Trail, Charlottesville, VA on September 23; and Sunset Beach,
Northampton Co, VA on September 23.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was at the Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince William
Co, MD on September 22. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at the
Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (BARC), Prince George's Co, MD
on September 26.

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS were reported from several places
including: Sunset Beach, Northampton Co, VA on September 21 and
Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax Co, VA on September 23.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen September 21 at Rock Creek Park, DC and
another was at Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA on the same day. A
PHILADELPHIA VIREO was at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD on
September 22. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was at the Blue Ridge Center,
Loudoun Co, VA on September 23. Another PHILADELPHIA VIREO was at
Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD on September 24.

All manner of THRUSHES were reported throughout the reporting area
during the week.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was at the CBBT, Thimble Island, Virginia
Beach, VA on September 21 and at Little Island Park, also Virginia
Beach on September 23. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was on Assateague Island
Worcester Co, MD on September 23. Two to three CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS
were at Ocean City, Sunset Park, Worcester Co, MD on September 22, 23
and 24.

Migrant warblers were seen at many locations during the week. A
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was at Oregon Ridge Park, Baltimore Co, MD on
September 20, 21, 23 and 24. Another GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER visited a
yard in Woodbine, Carroll Co, MD on September 21. Double digit species
counts at warbler hot spots included: 16 warbler species at
Leesylvania SP, Prince William Co, VA on September 25 including
CHESTNUT-SIDED, CAPE MAY, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, BLACKBURNIAN and
BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS; 14 species at Rock Creek Park, DC on September
23 including TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, CHESTNUT-SIDED, CAPE MAY,
BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACKBURNIAN, BAY-BREASTED AND BLACKPOLL WARBLES;
13 warbler species at Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD on
September 25 including TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, CHESTNUT-SIDED, ,
BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, BAY-BREASTED and BLACKPOLL;
10 species on the Blue Ridge Parkway, VA on September 19 including
TENNESSEE, CHESTNUT-SIDED, CAPE MAY, BLACK-THROATED BLUE,
BLACK-THROATED GREEN and BLACKPOLL WARBLERS; 10 species at Oregon
Ridge Park, Baltimore Co, MD on September 20 including the
GOLDEN-WINGED mentioned above, plus BLACK-THROATED GREEN, BAY-BREASTED
and BLACKPOLL WARBLERS; 10 species on the Blue Ridge Parkway near
Crozet, VA on September 22 including TENNESSEE, CAPE MAY,
BLACK-THROATED BLUE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, BAY-BREASTED, and BLACKPOLL
WARBLERS; and 10 warbler species at Occoquan Bay NWR on September on
September 22 including BLACKBURNIAN, MOURNING and YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT. A WILSON'S WARBLER visited a Bethesda yard, Montgomery Co, MD on
September 20.

A DICKCISSEL was seen at Big Water Farm (private), Queen Anne's Co, MD
on September 20.

***

This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers, and 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, e-mail or phone.

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

*Of interest to the applicable state records committee

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