Date: 4/28/18 9:35 am From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> Subject: [MDBirding] MPEA (Howard County)
My first visit to Middle Patuxent Environmental Area (Howard County) this season. Entered from South Wind Circle as the Wildlife Loop trailhead is inaccessible due to construction. Just shy of 50 species, including 5 warblers: Ovenbird, Blue-winged, yellowthroat, parula, and Yellow-rumped. Full list below! Note the trails are a bit muddy near the river, as usual. Sound clips of Wood Thrush and Blue-winged Warbler are at the eBird checklist link, for those interested.
Middle Patuxent Environmental Area--South Wind Trail, Howard, Maryland, US Apr 28, 2018 7:33 AM - 10:46 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.25 mile(s) Comments: Distance mostly one way (approximate). Started out cool and misty, no breeze; finished warm, mostly sunny, still no breeze. May have heard EAPH. 49 species
Canada Goose 4 Wood Duck 1 Mallard 8 Black Vulture 2 Turkey Vulture 4 Red-shouldered Hawk 2 Broad-winged Hawk 4 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Solitary Sandpiper 1 maybe 2 Mourning Dove 9 Chimney Swift 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 9 Downy Woodpecker 11 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2 Pileated Woodpecker 2 Red-eyed Vireo 1 quiet individual, drab Blue Jay 22 American Crow 6 Tree Swallow 2 Barn Swallow 1 Carolina Chickadee 12 Tufted Titmouse 14 White-breasted Nuthatch 3 House Wren 7 Carolina Wren 12 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 12 Eastern Bluebird 2 Wood Thrush 10 many individuals singing, particularly near the start of the count American Robin 8 Gray Catbird 2 Brown Thrasher 1 European Starling 3 Ovenbird 7 Blue-winged Warbler 3 Common Yellowthroat 8 Northern Parula 4 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4 Chipping Sparrow 2 White-throated Sparrow 30 Song Sparrow 1 Swamp Sparrow 1 Eastern Towhee 16 many individuals singing, several seen Scarlet Tanager 1 heard only (singing) Northern Cardinal 26 many individuals seen and heard Brown-headed Cowbird 7 Common Grackle 3 House Finch 2 American Goldfinch 9
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