Date: 6/13/20 2:40 pm
From: John Stith <john.stith...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
Thanks Andy -- I hadn't known that people still raise bobwhites as game
birds. Do released game bobwhite then breed in the wild?

I see on eBird we almost ran into each other at Loys Station this morning.
Nice to see you found the Yellow-Billed Cuckoo there!

John


On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 3:34 PM Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
wrote:

> 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
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 13, 2020, at 3:04 PM, Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>
> wrote:
>
> 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!
>
> Andy Wilson
> Frederick
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 13, 2020, at 2:49 PM, John Stith <john.stith...> wrote:
>
> 
> 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.
>
> Nice to find them just three miles south of the Pennsylvania border!
> Central Pennsylvania has no bobwhite listings on eBird since 2018.
>
> 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.
>
> John Stith
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