Date: 9/6/18 3:27 pm From: Nikki DeBraccio <nikki.debraccio...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Two great birds at Cromwell
I will bring all of my dogs as soon as anyone would like to see them. (3 huskies, 1 mix)... my boy Viggo has helped me get some excellent pictures...
Nikki Timonium, MD (This goes out to Sean McCandless who hates my guts.)
On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 5:16 PM Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> wrote:
> A surprisingly interesting day at Cromwell. I got there around 11:30 > hoping it might duplicate the activity I had at Oregon Ridge with Brad > yesterday, and I wasn't disappointed--and, with only a couple of dog > walkers, it was quiet, although hot. But a nice breeze and shade much of > the time as I walked the bluebird box trail. > > > Great bird #1: Orange-Crowned Warbler. Somewhat early. An adult, probably > female. I seem to get an adult early each fall, of late. Same thing > happens: I'm stumped (the adults are tougher to ID than the immatures), > then get lucky enough to study it for awhile, then I realize what it is. > This one was very dull, drab. But I noticed it was uniformly thus--an > olive/yellow/gray mixture, basically spread all over it, with more olive > above, a bit more yellow below, and with more yellow in undertail coverts. > Very uniform look--with a thin line through eye, a thin bisected ring. Some > blurry streaking on chest. Of course, an OCWA. And, as I've experienced > before, it was basically alone, foraging slowly and deliberately, in a > small tree a bit below eye level, just past box 11, about 20 feet away on > the right, near the creek. Then it dropped down, gone. Seen around 1:15. > > > Great bird #2: Connecticut Warbler. Seen around noon. About 80 feet short > of box 9, in the wing stem to left of path, a little distance away, not far > from bottom of the hill along there. This gal or young one had a brown hood > to go with its strong eye ring. Popped up for a good look but then gone. > Didn't see it again. But lots of activity in that area--9 other warbler > species. > > > Besides these two, some other nice birds: yellow-bellied flycatcher just > past box 11, on the left; 2 least flycatchers, yellow-throated vireo, > blue-winged warbler, and two Nashvilles. It was pretty quite after box 9, > except for ybfl and ocwa. > > > https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48331464 . > > > Tim Houghton > > (Glen Arm) > > -- > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. > To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on > the web at http://www.mdbirding.com > Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - > http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html >
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