Date: 3/31/18 2:54 pm
From: 'MikeBowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Oxbow Lake: Rusty Blackbirds, Palm Warbler
On Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:29:11 PM UTC-4, Marcy Stutzman wrote:
> I followed up today on an eBird checklist from Michael Bowen yesterday that included Rusty Blackbird at Oxbow Lake. I first found a male and female, and later two males!
>
> Marcy Stutzman
> Russet, MD 20724
> Oxbow Lake Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L470637
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ebird-checklist
> Sent: Sat, Mar 31, 2018 1:18 pm
> Subject: eBird Report - Oxbow Lake, Mar 31, 2018
>
> Oxbow Lake, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
> Mar 31, 2018 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Conditions: 40-58°F, Sunny, wind NW, gusts 3-7 mph. Started out cold/cool, ended warm and beautiful. Did trail maintenance. Met a birder/photographer, showed him Wilson Snipe. Mammal: Red Fox.
> 46 species
>
> Canada Goose 12 Paired up and in territories.
> Wood Duck 12
> Northern Shoveler 4
> Gadwall 6
> Mallard 4
> American Black Duck 2
> Green-winged Teal 12
> Ring-necked Duck 30
> Hooded Merganser 12
> Pied-billed Grebe 1
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Bald Eagle 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk 1
> Wilson's Snipe 14
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
> Mourning Dove 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Blue Jay 12
> American Crow 4
> Fish Crow 2
> Tree Swallow 20
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Brown Creeper 1
> Winter Wren 1
> Carolina Wren 1
> Golden-crowned Kinglet 8
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 6
> Brown Thrasher 2
> Palm Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 2
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 12
> Dark-eyed Junco 1
> Song Sparrow 12
> Eastern Towhee 6
> Northern Cardinal 6
> Red-winged Blackbird 30
> Rusty Blackbird 4
> Common Grackle 2
> American Goldfinch 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44121404
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Yes, Anne Cianni and I had a couple of male Rusty Blackbirds when we birded Oxbow Lake on March 30. There are photos in my checklist at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44088324
But we did not see a Wilson's Snipe anywhere, much to our disappointment.
Maybe Marcy can reveal the best place to look for the species at Oxbow. Thanks, Marcy.

Mike Bowen
Bethesda

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