Date: 6/21/20 11:21 am From: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
I checked out the Bobwhite near Elder Cemetery, Emmitsburg, Frederick Co, this morning. I'm afraid by driving down nearby Mechanisctown Rd I could hear that the birds were in the yard of a house there - the house has free-range chickens, goats, and several cages in their yard. There's also a nice Purple Martin colony there. This is about 300 yards SE of the cemetery. So, I'll not be adding bobwhite to me Frederick County list or the atlas data. Bummer!
Better news, I did a careful census of the Dickcissels along Keyesville and Gregg Rds - I counted 12 singing, at a minimum. This was only on the Frederick side - I know there are more in Carroll. Also one singing Bobolink on Gregg Rd. The large hayfields on Harney Rd that have held up to 6 singing Bobolinks have been mowed, and no BOBOs to be seen.
Andy Wilson Frederick
On Sat, 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 > > -- > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. > To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on > the web at http://www.mdbirding.com > Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - > http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Maryland & DC Birding" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to mdbirding+<unsubscribe...> > To view this discussion on the web visit > https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mdbirding/CANSeKVTDN6222aFphXJDPnA4qy3F%<3Dcdi6RTQ_pBBU_ZPHihNWw...> > <https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/mdbirding/CANSeKVTDN6222aFphXJDPnA4qy3F%<3Dcdi6RTQ_pBBU_ZPHihNWw...>?utm_medium=email&utm_source=footer> > . >