Date: 9/10/19 6:55 pm From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] Bike Ride Birds & two days of Nighthawk obs
Green Heron [Poffenberger Rd bridge over Catoctin Creek] GB Heron [Bennies Hill Rd's Catoctin Creek trib] Pileated Wood [being very raucous], maybe two on Carroll Boyer Rd Many Tree Swallows on phone lines beside Carroll Boyer Rd foraging actively just past 5610 mailboxes.
In addition there were lots of active, dinky, brownish birds of a kind that i couldn't ID. It seemed they might have recently arrived, maybe o/n. They were hanging out at the horse farm on Carroll Boyer Rd opposite the double-wide trailer. The sun was "behind" them making matters worse for ID. I'm without Bins on rides.
At home: The NIghthawks continue to appear this year in contrast to all other years  at my location. On MON a pair headed due S. A lone bird headed E and then [think it was the same one] returned heading N. All obs were after 1900.
Today it was a threesome heading S and later a lone bird or two, again without direction. This time the obs were close to 1800.
All Nighthawks were flying at not more than ~500 feet elevation.
Jim Speicher BroadRun/Burkittsville area [FR] Frederick County WA Co. MOS member C&O count coordinator