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)
>
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