Date: 10/24/19 4:21 pm From: Jim Felley <jdfelley...> Subject: [MDBirding] Red Gate Park, Rockville
My daughter Madeleine and I explored the closed Red Gate golf club in Rockville, which has been featured recently on this group. We found it to be extremely birdy, as previously described. Many flocks of mixed sparrows, mostly Song and Chipping with some Yellow-rumped warblers mixed in, flocks of American robins, starlings, Blue jays, as well as American goldfinches and Eastern bluebirds. There were several highlights, including two Savannah sparrows and a Vesper Sparrow among the Song and Chipping sparrows in a brushy and weedy area north of the 8th hole (as far as I can tell), close looks at a Red-tailed Hawk and an immature Red-shouldered Hawk, and a Blue-headed Vireo in the parking lot area as we were leaving.