Date: 5/8/18 1:44 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 5/8/2018
On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 2:31 PM, Steve Cordle <scordle...> wrote:

> Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
> Date: 5/8/2018
> Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
> Reports, comments, questions: <voice...>
> Compilers: Bob Hartman
> Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
> Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
> Transcriber: Steve Cordle
>
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> Advocate $200). The membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12; the
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>
> This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
> Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, May
> 1, and was completed on Tuesday, June 8 at about 11:00 a.m.
>
> Information on noteworthy birds during this week is presented below in
> taxonomic order, as set forth in the American Ornithologists' Union
> Checklist for North and Middle American birds, as revised through the
> 57th Supplement (July 2016).
>
> TOP BIRDS THIS WEEK: ANHINGA in MD, MISSISSIPPI KITE in VA, RUFF in
> DE, BREWSTER'S WARBLER (GOLDEN-WINGED/BLUE-WINGED hybrid) in DC and
> MD, and CLAY-COLORED SPARROW in MD
>
> OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST: TRUMPETER SWAN, CANVASBACK, REDHEAD,
> RED-NECKED GREBE, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, WHITE IBIS, SANDHILL CRANE,
> WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, PHILADELPHIA VIREO,
> GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, CAPE MAY
> WARBLER, CERULEAN WARBLER, DICKCISSEL
>
> TOP BIRDS
>
> On May 7, five ANHINGAs were seen flying over Timonium MD, Baltimore
> Co.
>
> A single MISSISSIPPI KITE was spotted on May 6, flying over the Belle
> Haven picnic area of Dyke Marsh in Alexandria VA. The next day, a
> MISSISSIPPI KITE (maybe the same bird) was seen over Vale and Woodway
> Streets in Alexandria.
>
> On May 3, Prime Hook NWR (Sussex Co DE) hosted a RUFF.
>
> A BREWSTER'S WARBLER (GOLDEN-WINGED/BLUE-WINGED hybrid) was spotted
> May 1 in the Maintenance Yard of Rock Creek Park, NW DC. Another
> BREWSTER'S WARBLER was seen May 5 along Chestnut Grove Rd in Garrett
> Co MD.
>
> On May 7, a CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was spotted in Frostburg MD, Allegany
> Co.
>
> OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST
>
> At least two TRUMPETER SWANs were reported May 5 in Anne Arundel Co
> MD, along Owensville Rd (MD255) about 0.5 km W of Muddy Creek Rd
> (MD468). On May 1 & 5, a single late CANVASBACK was present at
> Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (Horsehead), Queen Anne's Co MD.
> Also on May 1 & 5, a late REDHEAD was seen at Blackwater NWR,
> Dorchester Co MD, and another REDHEAD was seen in Oakland MD (Garrett
> Co) on May 5.
>
> A very late RED-NECKED GREBE was spotted May 4 along Ellerslie Rd in
> Clarke Co VA. AMERICAN WHITE PELICANs were present in Dorchester Co MD
> on May 5, one at Blackwater NWR, and 4 at Bishop's Head, at little
> farther south. At the east end of the causeway to Chincoteague NWR
> (Accomack Co VA), 3 WHITE IBIS were seen May 5. A SANDHILL CRANE was
> seen May 5 in Garrett Co MD.
>
> Sinepuxent Bay, in West Ocean City MD (Worcester Co), hosted an early
> WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER on May 5.
>
> A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE continued May 6 at Mutton Hunk Fen in Accomack Co
> VA.
>
> A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen May 2 along Hite Hollow Rd in Augusta Co
> VA.
>
> All of the expected migrants have arrived, some in seemingly greater
> numbers than usual. In particular, GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHes appear to be
> having a very good spring.
>
> In addition to the GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERs at expected locations, one
> seen May 5 along Deep Branch Rd in Sussex Co DE may have been a bit
> off-course. The apparent first MOURNING WARBLER to arrive in the area
> didn't quite make it here within the official time window; it was seen
> early this morning (May 8) at Lake Artemesia in Prince George's Co MD.
> Two additional species that seem to have shown up in surprisingly high
> numbers are CAPE MAY and CERULEAN WARBLERs.
>
> A few early DICKCISSELs were seen: one May 4 in a yard on Cavey Lane,
> Howard Co MD; one May 5 along Harrison Road, Fauquier Co VA; and two
> more on May 7, one in a yard in Anne Arundel Co MD, the other singing
> at Mutton Hunk Fen.
>
> This report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
> servers via the ABA Internet links, and on eBird records.
>
> The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606, http://anshome.org/shop) is
> an excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related
> titles.
>
> To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to <voice...>
> Please post reports before midnight Monday, identify the county as
> well as the state, and include your name and a Tuesday morning
> contact, either e-mail or phone.
>
> Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.
>
> *Of interest to the applicable records committee
>

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