in #s approaching/exceeding 24 were having a field day over my property and my neighbors this afternoon with no association with mowing activity. There seemed to be an abundance of insects for some reason - not visible to my eye. Chimney Swifts were crashing the party as well.
Yesterday at the Burkittsville community pond late in the day were a white egret on the pond edge and what may have been a loon in the pond itself...no bins at the time. They were gone on my return trip from the new Weis groc store in Brunswick.
The egret had a yellow bill & dark legs. It seemed on the small side to be a Common Egret, but could have benefitted from closer observation. The community pond is subject to frequent disturbances by the locals walking, fishing, etc. which makes this double dip a bit unusual.
Jim Speicher BroadRun/Burkittsville area [FR] Frederick County MD M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter
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