Date: 10/28/17 8:06 am From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> Subject: [MDBirding] Rocky Gorge late migrants
Highlights today at Rocky Gorge/Supplee Park in Laurel (PG County) included Orange-crowned (my first at this location) and Nashville Warbler (I've not seen many at this location either), along with a Blue-headed Vireo, a nice variety of sparrows (except surprisingly few White-throated compared to last week), and my first Winter Wren of the season. Full list below (there's audio of the Orange-crowned at the eBird link at the end).
Rocky Gorge Reservoir/Supplee Park, Prince George's, Maryland, US Oct 28, 2017 9:03 AM - 10:18 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.15 mile(s) Comments: Distance is one way. Mostly sunny, with high cloud (and sun dogs!). Cool, light breeze at first, strengthening sharply after 9:45 am. 31 species
Great Blue Heron 1 Turkey Vulture 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 chased from the power pylons by crows Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 2 Pileated Woodpecker 3 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Blue Jay 15 American Crow 6 Fish Crow 2 Carolina Chickadee 6 Tufted Titmouse 6 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Winter Wren 1 scolding me without provocation! Carolina Wren 10 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Eastern Bluebird 6 American Robin 6 Northern Mockingbird 4 European Starling 6 Orange-crowned Warbler 1 good looks at close range: overall greenish-yellow appearance in bright sunshine with yellowish eyering and an eyeline that made the black bill look especially sharp; no wingbars; faint streaks on chest and noticeable yellow under the tail; flicked its wings occasionally as it foraged in bushes beside a clearing; audio recording of sharp chips (there might have been a second bird calling) Nashville Warbler 1 great looks: white eyering on gray face, yellow chest and undertail, no wingbars, dull olive above, pumping its tail a bit while foraging in roadside bushes Field Sparrow 6 White-throated Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow 4 Swamp Sparrow 2 Eastern Towhee 1 Northern Cardinal 12 American Goldfinch 2 House Sparrow 25
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