Are you sure they aren't one of the annual cicada species?
On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 8:45 PM Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
> Hi all,
> No, this is not about birds - though it is about potential bird food - but
> we are seeing some early emergers from Brood X (the “Big Brood”) of
> periodical cicadas - three species of the wonderfully-named genus
> Magicicada. I have been hearing them along Northwest Branch in Montgomery
> County and also in Wheaton Regional Park. This is two years early, as this
> is a 17-year brood. We also had early emergers two years ago - at 13 years
> - in exactly the same place. The calling sounds fairly thin so assume not
> too many out there. For those new to the area, just wait! (And expect high
> bird-breeding success in 2021 as well...)
> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville, MD
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