Date: 3/31/18 9:03 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park today 3/31
Hi all,

Had first spring visit to WRP this morning. Nice sunny day but the season seems weeks behind...Some changes, too...the “white house” by the mini train tracks was torn down over the winter, including the shed where the Black Vultures nested for years so they are out of luck!

Mostly just the expected for this time of year, six species of sparrow including FOS singing Chipping. Several male Towhees singing away. Two lone Tree Swallows over Pine Lake, where the floating islands have been reduced to one by winter storms, couple Phoebes, and Bluebirds investigating their nest box.

Will probably start making more regular visits when spring advances a tad more!

Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper,
Colesville, MD

Mar 31, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:15 AM
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Birds of interest:

Cooper's Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Tree Swallow 2 FOS here
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 25
Chipping Sparrow 3 FOS singing males
Field Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 7 In widely scattered areas
Eastern Towhee 4 FOS - singing males

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