Date: 9/25/19 9:19 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Active morning at Wheaton Regional Park today 9/25
Hi all,

Birdcast radar showed a strong migrant movement overnight, and that was reflected in birds on the ground this morning. While the “ridge” area was quiet, we encountered a very large active flock in and around the site of the now-vanished white house, which kept us busy for a long while. A fair percentage remained unidentified. As that flock melted away, action moved to Pine Lake. We ended up in Brookside
Gardens where the Salvia display still hosts hummingbirds (and photographers) and a fruiting sour gum tree was attracting thrushes and tanagers.

In all we personally saw 14 species of warbler, 4 vireos, and 3 thrushes - as well as FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglets. Nice to get good looks at Blackpolls, Baybreasts and couple of cooperative Philadelphia Vireos along the lake.

Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper

56 species (+1 other taxa)

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3 Brookside Gardens at Salvia disolay
Northern Harrier 1 Flyover, immature
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 12
Eastern Wood-Pewee 9
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Philadelphia Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 30 Conservative estimate
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2 First of season
House Wren 3
Gray Catbird 12
Brown Thrasher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1
Swainson's Thrush 5
Catharus sp. 2
American Robin 25 Estimate
Chipping Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 1
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 5
Nashville Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 10
American Redstart 6
Cape May Warbler 1 Adult male
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia Warbler 9
Bay-breasted Warbler 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 7
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Palm Warbler (Western) 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Unidentified Warbler spp. ~20
Scarlet Tanager 5

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