Date: 11/1/20 9:44 am
From: 'MikeBowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: 2020 Denton Black-headed Grosbeak
The "stakeout" type Hotspot for the Caroline County Black-headed Grosbeak
was set up several hours ago, as Hugh David says in his post, but is not as
of this minute (12:38 p.m. EST on November 1) yet available for general
use. It should become available later today. The new Hotspot is called:
stakeout Black-headed Grosbeak, Hobbs (2020)
As HD recommends, if you see this bird, please use this Hotspot rather than
your own Personal Location and please do not use the Hotspot from the 2011
sighting of the same species (but not the same bird, one assumes!), which
was called "stakeout Black-headed Grosbeak, Denton (2011)" and which in any
case was several miles away. If you already have a Personal Location
checklist for the current Grosbeak, you can easily Merge it into the new
Hotspot when that becomes available. Contact me at the e-mail address
below if you have problems Merging.

Mike Bowen, Bethesda
eBird Volunteer Hotspot Reviewer for Maryland

On Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 12:09:18 PM UTC-5, Hugh David Fleischmann
> Good afternoon on this rainy Sunday. If you are not aware, there is a
> Black-headed Grosbeak being seen at a home’s feeder in Denton, Maryland. It
> was found late Friday afternoon and posted to eBird. I then became a
> detective and reached out to the Bergey family. They were and are open to
> visitors.
> If interested the address is 27161 Hobbs Rd, Denton, MD. If you go please
> park in driveway with 2 wheels on the gravel. The bird is consistently
> being seen in the tree closest to the front porch. There are several
> feeders, but it seems especially fond of the double suet feeder. See
> picture attached. Please be nice and donate a couple of dollars or a suet
> block or 2, if you go.
> And some people that see this bird, might see or hear it's cousin, the
> Evening Grosbeak, which is making it's way down south, throughout Maryland.
> Can you imagine seeing both of these crazy rarities, on the same day, in
> Maryland. Thats just plain bird crazy nuts!
> If you are lucky enough to see this bird please use the 2020 eBird Hotspot
> that was just created by Mike Bowen. Thanks. If you have seen the bird and
> used a diff eBird location or used the 2011 Black-headed Grosbeak hotspot,
> please change to the current one.
> I spoke to the Bergey‘s and they told me that all of the birders were
> being very respectful of their family, their home and the bird. I wanted
> to give everyone a special thank you for showing off the class that
> Marylanders have.
> Black-headed Grosbeak; today, pictured below. MD's 7th record, once
> accepted. Maryland life bird #367. A special thank you to the Bergey family
> for being so hospitable. Very sweet!!
> Peace and be safe!!
> Awesome Birding in 2020!
> Hugh David Fleischmann
> 410-598-9292
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> Sent from my iPhone

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