Date: 6/13/20 12:34 pm
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
When I did the first BBA I had Bobwhite in both my blocks, and this was pretty far in - Silver Spring area. Last ones I saw were at old Trolley Museum grounds in early 1990s. By the time BBA2 rolled around they were gone...

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville

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> On Jun 13, 2020, at 3:04 PM, Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...> wrote:
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> Thanks for the report, John. I’ll listen out for them the next time I’m atlassing in the area. Doubtful that they are truly wild birds though—no evidence that there have been persisting wild populations in the area for a long time now. Occasional reports all assumed to be released game birds. Always nice to hear though!
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>> On Jun 13, 2020, at 2:49 PM, John Stith <john.stith...> wrote:
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>> I heard two two singing Northern Bobwhites today at Elder Cemetery outside of Emmitsburg, Frederick County. They were singing from the grassy area that sits behind the field east of the cemetery. I've posted a very poor recording on ebird.
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>> Nice to find them just three miles south of the Pennsylvania border! Central Pennsylvania has no bobwhite listings on eBird since 2018.
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>> Also enjoyed hearing Willow Flycatcher, Field Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole, and others. That cemetery is a nice spot with an entrance on Motters Station Road. The fields immediately surrounding the cemetery are owned by Mount St. Mary's University.
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>> John Stith
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