Date: 9/24/19 5:35 am From: Jim Felley <jdfelley...> Subject: [MDBirding] Little Bennett MOCO yesterday
I birded in Little Bennett RP yesterday morning. The local birds were all represented, including families of White-breasted nuthatches, cardinals, titmice, Carolina wrens and chickadees.
And also Blue jays, lots and lots of Blue jays. One family was harassing (and being harassed by) a Sharp-shinned Hawk (immature). This 'battle' lasted for several minutes, as the jays dove at the sitting hawk, which would lift off, take a pass at one of the jays, then light further on.
Other highlights were a few Scarlet tanagers, a small group of Yellow-rumped warblers, flocks of American robins and a young Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
Birds heard but unseen included lots of Grey catbirds and a Common Raven