Date: 5/8/18 11:24 am From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> Subject: [MDBirding] Elliott Island Road, May 5.
Also these roads: Lewis Wharf, Kraft Neck, Drawbridge, Henry's Cross Rd., Griffith Neck, Bestpitch Ferry, Newbridge & Steele Neck plus the town of Vienna. 116 miles by car. 3:52 A.M. - 8:52 P.M. 112 species. Complete list to follow in a week or so. Some highlights:
ruddy duck 125. clapper rail 4, Virginia rail 21, king rail 1, common gallinule 4, dunlin 570, least sandpiper 87, black-necked stilt 2, semipalmated sandpiper 1, lesser yellowlegs 84, Bonaparte's gull 2, common tern 1 (non-breeding plumage), brown pelican 1, great egret 0, snowy egret only 2, least bittern 1, great horned owl 0, red-headed woodpecker 2, peregrine falcon 1, barn swallow 135, brown-headed nuthatch just 3, eastern bluebird 1, warblers only 7 species, flycatchers 2 species, swallows 3 species, yellow-throated warbler 2, heron types only 4 species, seaside sparrow 21 (disturbingly low for here).
Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.
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