Date: 12/22/18 9:12 am
From: 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Oxbow Lake: Wilson's Snipe
If the Patuxent Research Refuge's North or South Tracts are closed, consider visiting Oxbow Lake! Wilson's Snipe returned this morning and are feeding in the mud around the peninsula.

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Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Subject: eBird Report - Oxbow Lake, Dec 22, 2018

Oxbow Lake, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
Dec 22, 2018 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Conditions: 49°F, partly cloudy, wind WNW 16 mph gusts to 27 mph. A little windy, but still a nice morning for a walk around Oxbow Lake. The water level is down from the flood a week ago and the rain on Monday and Tuesday. Nice mud for Wilson's Snipe and Killdeer who flew in on my trip back from Eagle's Head Cove. Many of the waterfowl (geese, ducks, and mergansers) were huddled in the western cove. Amazingly, about 250+ Canada Geese all took off at the same time and I watched as a large skein flew across the sky westward, probably to find a field to feed in. The number of Bufflehead increased, but I did not find any Shoverlers or Gadwall while I was there.
14 species

Canada Goose 300
Mallard 50
American Black Duck 4
Bufflehead 8
Hooded Merganser 20
Mourning Dove 2
Killdeer 6
Wilson's Snipe 7 Wilson's Snipe are not uncommon at Oxbow Lake.
Ring-billed Gull 75
Turkey Vulture 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Blue Jay 1
Carolina Wren 2
White-throated Sparrow 5

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