Date: 8/31/20 6:19 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 08/31/20
08/31/20 - 655am-1155am (including paddling along shore)
Hart-Miller Island, Essex, B Co., MD

WEATHER: MC/light rain, 67-74 degrees, ENE 3K- ESE 6K

Canada Goose - 76
*TRUMPETER SWAN - 2
Wood Duck - 6
Gadwall - 2
Am. Black Duck - 1 (drake)
Mallard - 12
Blue-winged Teal - 8 (single flock flyby)
Ruddy Duck - 2
Pied-billed Grebe - 8
Double-crested Cormorant - 32
Great Blue Heron - 6
Great Egret - 6
Snowy Egret - 1
Cattle Egret - 3 (single flock flying down the bay)
Turkey Vulture - 2
Osprey - 3
Bald Eagle - 3
Northern Harrier - 1
Killdeer - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 2
Lesser Yellowlegs - 3
Least Sandpiper - 8
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 3
Stilt Sandpiper - 1 (w/ gulls & terns)
*BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER - 1 (what left of puddle between upper & lower
crossdike)
Laughing Gull - 8
Ring-billed Gull - 9
Herring Gull - 7
Great Black-backed Gull - 4
*GULL-BILLED TERN - 1 (w/ gulls and terns at south cell's tern flats)
Caspian Tern - 73
Forster's Tern - 2
Rock Pigeon - 1
Mourning Dove - 13
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2
Chimney Swift - 6
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 2
*YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER - 1 (excellent look thru scope)
Willow Flycatcher - 1 (still at breeding site since July)
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
Eastern Kingbird - 3
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
American Crow - 5
Purple Martin - 14
N Rough-winged Swallow - 2
Tree Swallow - 9
Barn Swallow - 49
Carolina Chickadee - 1
*RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH - 1 (row of pines)
Carolina Wren - 3
Marsh Wren - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
Gray Catbird - 6
European Starling - 26
Cedar Waxwing - 1
*GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 6
American Redstart - 3
Magnolia Warbler - 3
Yellow Warbler - 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Northern Cardinal - 8
Blue Grosbeak - 1 (juvenile)
Indigo Bunting - 1
Baltimore Oriole - 2
Bobolink - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 52
House Finch - 2
American Goldfinch - 7
SPECIES: 72 INDIVIDUALS: 546

MAMMALS: Raccoon (tracks) WT Deer (tracks) Red Fox (tracks)

REPTILES: E Painted Turtle - 2

BUTTERFLIES
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 2
Black Swallowtail - 2
Cabbage White - 3
Orange Sulphur - 2
Cloudless Sulphur - 2
Common Buckeye - 2
Pearl Crescent - 1
Eastern Tailed Blue - 1
Monarch - 8
Silver-spotted Skipper - 2
Wild Indigo Duskywing - 1
Zabulon Skipper - 1

DRAGONFLIES
Common Green Darner - 1
Needham's Skimmer - 2
Eastern Pondhawk - 5
Black Saddlebags - 5
Halloween Pennant - 1

INSECTS
Bronzed Tiger Beetle - 1
Milkweed Borer - 1
False Potato Beetle - 1
Common Looper Moth - 1

***on Aug 21st: following good birds at HMI: 1 Marbled Godwit (flew, seen
from wasp-infested tower), 1 White-rumped Sandpiper, 1 Baird's Sandpiper
(large puddle between upper and lower crossdike), 2 Short-billed Dowitcher,
1 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Black Tern & one Prothonotary Warbler. notepad
got wet when fell out of pocket while getting out of kayak at mainland's
boat ramp***


KEVIN GRAFF
JARRETTSVILLE, MD
<KEYWESTSTYLE2001...>

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