mdbirding
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5/22/19 7:31 pm Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, May 2-13, 2019.
5/22/19 6:32 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] PUFI continues
5/22/19 5:20 pm Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> [MDBirding] Re: Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/22/19 11:00 am Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...> [MDBirding] Sycamore Landing Rd Yellow Crowned Night Heron
5/22/19 10:11 am Scott Baron <baron.scott...> [MDBirding] Pine Siskin, Montgomery County - May 22
5/22/19 9:38 am David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] A Killdeer Story
5/22/19 9:10 am Hugh David Fleischmann <huey122663...> [MDBirding] Migrating land birds in Tiger Shark diets
5/22/19 6:55 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 5/22/19
5/21/19 9:25 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, May 21, 2019 15 Raptors
5/21/19 7:17 pm Evelyn Ralston <evelynsralston...> [MDBirding] Montgomery Bird Club Meeting, Wednesday 05/22
5/21/19 1:07 pm Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] hopefully last email test (sorry)
5/21/19 12:56 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] RNDU wGRHE 05/21 UPDATE
5/21/19 12:55 pm Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] another test email (sorry)
5/21/19 12:14 pm Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] email test (ignore)
5/21/19 10:13 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Mourning Warbler, B-B Cuckoo at Cromwell
5/21/19 10:08 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: DC Area, 5/21/2019
5/21/19 8:58 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] RNDU lingering still on 05/20
5/21/19 8:17 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] DC Area, 5/21/2019
5/21/19 7:29 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 5/21/19
5/20/19 8:50 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Monday, May 20, 2019 165 Raptors 24 Mississippi Kites
5/20/19 5:13 pm 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Fw: [MDBirding] Mississippi Kite over Crofton
5/20/19 5:11 pm 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Mississippi Kite over Crofton
5/20/19 4:32 pm Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] 103rd Dorchester County spring bird count, May 4, 2019.
5/20/19 3:19 pm thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Redheaded Woodpeckers
5/20/19 11:09 am 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Willow Flycatchers and Virginia Rail at Lilypons
5/20/19 11:02 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
5/20/19 10:58 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Fewer Hummers
5/20/19 6:48 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 5/20/19
5/20/19 3:43 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Re: A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
5/19/19 8:42 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, May 19, 2019 67 species
5/19/19 11:01 am Patrick Malone <pmalone...> [MDBirding] green heron on C&O Canal today
5/19/19 9:18 am JimC <wetstuff...> Re: [MDBirding] A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
5/19/19 8:55 am <susiericc...> [MDBirding] 4 Mississippi Kites together
5/19/19 6:32 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 5/19/19
5/18/19 9:05 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, May 18, 2019 5 Raptors
5/18/19 5:55 pm Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> Re: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
5/18/19 5:27 pm 'Bird couple' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
5/18/19 4:24 pm thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
5/18/19 2:49 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
5/18/19 1:44 pm David Smith <lacsmith12...> [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
5/18/19 12:16 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
5/18/19 12:01 pm James Bachman <JEBachman...> Re: [MDBirding] A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
5/18/19 11:03 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
5/18/19 10:34 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
5/18/19 10:24 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
5/18/19 9:39 am Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...> [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
5/18/19 6:45 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 5/18/19
5/17/19 8:52 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Friday, May 17, 2019 56 Raptors Mississippi Kite, White Pelicans
5/17/19 1:51 pm Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Friday 5/17/19
5/17/19 12:04 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Meadowside Nature Center
5/17/19 11:56 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Kentucky Warbler Mont. Co - correction
5/17/19 10:22 am 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Maybe a good last word on ticks...
5/17/19 9:19 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Maybe a good last word on ticks...
5/17/19 8:54 am Joshua Heiser <josheiser01...> [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Meadowside Nature Center
5/17/19 7:27 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 5/17/19
5/17/19 5:52 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] 15 hours of song
5/17/19 5:05 am Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...> Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
5/16/19 8:45 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, May 16, 2019 104 Raptors
5/16/19 6:23 pm Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...> [MDBirding] Oh great Luck
5/16/19 5:31 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Oh great Luck
5/16/19 4:46 pm Cristians Rivas <crivasof96...> [MDBirding] Oh great Luck
5/16/19 2:09 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 05/15/19
5/16/19 1:52 pm missy Placed <9nationals...> [MDBirding] Cedar waxwings and nests
5/16/19 1:19 pm Suzanne Richman <suzanne_richman...> Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
5/16/19 12:58 pm Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Warbler Wave Violettes Lock Mont. Co
5/16/19 12:53 pm 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
5/16/19 11:54 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Mississippi kite
5/16/19 11:35 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Mississippi kite
5/16/19 10:32 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Warbler Wave Violettes Lock Mont. Co
5/16/19 10:24 am David Mozurkewich <mozurk...> [MDBirding] Mississippi kite
5/16/19 10:19 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 9:11 am Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...> Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
5/16/19 8:56 am 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
5/16/19 8:51 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Dorchester May 11 count
5/16/19 8:49 am Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...> Re: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 8:46 am Scott Young <wsyacy...> [MDBirding] Re: Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 8:45 am Scott Young <wsyacy...> [MDBirding] Re: Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 8:26 am Beth Kantrowitz <kantrowitz...> [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
5/16/19 8:17 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 7:27 am thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 7:17 am Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 6:51 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 6:48 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Wood thrush's early start...
5/16/19 6:35 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Hacking the VOICE: Swan song for THE VOICE OF THE NATURALIST (long)
5/16/19 6:29 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 5:35 am Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...> Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
5/16/19 5:33 am Albert Hall <tunnel.light...> [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 5:12 am 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
5/16/19 4:34 am Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...> [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
5/16/19 4:04 am Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...> [MDBirding] Re: Warbler Wave Violettes Lock Mont. Co
5/15/19 6:47 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, May 15, 2019 33 Raptors
5/15/19 6:37 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Re: [FR] Wood ducks incl chicks and a male Ring-necked Duck
5/15/19 3:32 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
5/15/19 2:33 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] MD Yellowthroat newsletter meeting time correction for Bombay Hook
5/15/19 12:04 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] Wood ducks incl chicks and a male Ring-necked Duck
5/15/19 11:48 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: DC Area, 5/14/2019
5/15/19 10:02 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Wood Warbler Wave - Violettes Lock C and O Canal Mont Co
5/15/19 9:17 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Hacking the VOICE: Swan song for THE VOICE OF THE NATURALIST (long)
5/15/19 9:06 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
5/15/19 7:46 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 5/15/19
5/15/19 7:45 am Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Old Legislative Rd Henslow's sparrows
5/15/19 7:27 am Pete Givan <rocinrobin...> [MDBirding] Re: Old Legislative Rd Henslow's sparrows
5/15/19 6:21 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Warbler Wave Violettes Lock Mont. Co
5/15/19 6:14 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
5/15/19 5:02 am Judith Filner <judithmfilner...> [MDBirding] Fwd: Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Blue Grosbeak
5/15/19 4:48 am 'MikeBowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Re: DC Area, 5/14/2019
5/15/19 3:56 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Re: DC Area, 5/14/2019
5/15/19 3:40 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Bullbats are Back! 42 Common NIghthawks Violettes Lock Mont. Co.
5/15/19 3:31 am Judith Filner <judithmfilner...> [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Blue Grosbeak
5/14/19 7:42 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10 Raptors
5/14/19 4:00 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> [MDBirding] Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
5/14/19 1:26 pm thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Bobolinks NOT resighted in Glenn Dale 14 MAY
5/14/19 1:23 pm thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Rose Breasted Grossbeak
5/14/19 1:02 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 5/14/2019
5/14/19 11:58 am 'Michel Cavigelli' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Old Legislative Rd Henslow's sparrows
5/14/19 11:45 am Gene Ricks <gricks1949...> [MDBirding] Late Junco
5/14/19 10:01 am Rit Thompson <rit.thompson...> [MDBirding] Rose Breasted Grossbeak
5/14/19 9:02 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] DC Area, 5/14/2019
5/14/19 7:53 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 5/14/19
5/14/19 7:14 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Great MOS Opportunity Available
5/14/19 5:01 am Max Wilson <max.wilson...> Re: [MDBirding] Sb Dowitchers, mont co
5/14/19 3:35 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Re: Towhees not singing
5/13/19 6:40 pm 'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] MoCo Century Run; Lincoln Sparrow, Lingering Purple Finches
5/13/19 4:55 pm Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...> Re: [MDBirding] New Germany State Park?
5/13/19 2:25 pm 'Bird couple' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] New Germany State Park?
5/13/19 12:35 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] White-crowned Sparrow, Bethesda yard, Mont. Co.
5/13/19 11:30 am Andrew McGann <andrew.mcgann...> Re: [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
5/13/19 10:32 am 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] White-crowned Sparrow, Bethesda yard, Mont. Co.
5/13/19 9:04 am jcdlmartin via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> RE: [MDBirding] New Germany State Park?
5/13/19 8:19 am SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, May 11, 2019 15 Raptors
5/13/19 7:17 am Tom Kimbis <tom.kimbis...> Re: [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
5/13/19 7:11 am Walter Ellison <rossgull61...> [MDBirding] Kent County Bird Club monthly meeting Madagascar talk
5/13/19 6:22 am Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...> [MDBirding] New Germany State Park?
5/13/19 5:53 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Sb Dowitchers, mont co
5/13/19 5:52 am 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] World Series of Birding Winner
5/13/19 5:41 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] MoCo Century Run; Lincoln Sparrow, Lingering Purple Finches
5/13/19 5:29 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Re: World Series of Birding Winner
5/13/19 4:38 am 'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
5/13/19 4:34 am Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> Re: [MDBirding] World Series of Birding Winner
5/13/19 4:29 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
5/13/19 4:15 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] World Series of Birding Winner
5/13/19 4:09 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
5/12/19 5:14 pm 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] IBA Birdathon | Sandhill Crane Nesting Update
5/12/19 3:54 pm Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...> Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 2:46 pm 'Russ Ruffing' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 2:18 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 1:55 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [WA] A not ready for prime time B Oriole and several May 11th eBird reports
5/12/19 1:38 pm world oceans <world.oceans7...> Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 1:31 pm Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 1:29 pm Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 1:25 pm Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 1:20 pm Brenton Reyner <brenton5432...> Re: [MDBirding] Sb Dowitchers, mont co
5/12/19 1:18 pm Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 1:16 pm Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 1:12 pm 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> RE: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 1:09 pm Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] PG May Count (5/11/19): Laurel
5/12/19 1:03 pm pbudde <pbudde...> Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 1:03 pm 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> RE: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 12:53 pm Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
5/12/19 12:27 pm Brenton Reyner <brenton5432...> Re: [MDBirding] Sb Dowitchers, mont co
5/12/19 12:17 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Black Skimmer - Sandy Point SP
5/12/19 11:00 am Andy Martin <apmartin2...> [MDBirding] Sb Dowitchers, mont co
5/12/19 10:04 am Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> [MDBirding] Black Skimmer - Sandy Point SP
5/12/19 10:00 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Sunday 5/12/19
5/12/19 8:31 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 5/12/19
5/12/19 6:43 am Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> Re: [MDBirding] Acadian or Least? (call notes)
5/12/19 6:38 am Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] Acadian or Least? (call notes)
5/12/19 6:32 am Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] Acadian or Least? (call notes)
5/11/19 3:18 pm Hugh David Fleischmann <huey122663...> [MDBirding] Pine Siskins (PISI) in Owings Mills
5/11/19 3:14 pm Andy Martin <apmartin2...> [MDBirding] Re: Warblers in King Farm (Rockville)
5/11/19 12:22 pm missy Placed <9nationals...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/11/19 12:02 pm Ed Vigezzi <ed.vigezzi...> [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/11/19 10:51 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Pic of Bobolinks
5/11/19 9:15 am Jim Felley <jdfelley...> [MDBirding] Warblers in King Farm (Rockville)
5/11/19 8:58 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 5/11/19
5/11/19 8:56 am Jim Felley <jdfelley...> [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/11/19 6:50 am 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Trumpeter and Mute Swans at Depot Pond
5/10/19 7:14 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Friday, May 10, 2019 98 Raptors
5/10/19 7:04 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] Osprey nests, nesting and behavior
5/10/19 4:56 pm 'Jim Nelson' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] 2018 Annual Birding Report
5/10/19 2:58 pm Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/10/19 1:46 pm thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Pic of Bobolinks
5/10/19 1:42 pm thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Resighted Bobolinks in Glenn Dale and singing Blue Grosbeak
5/10/19 1:37 pm JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Cormorant - fishing line - Assateague
5/10/19 12:21 pm 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] The IBA Birdathon starts today!
5/10/19 6:33 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 5/10/19
5/10/19 5:31 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Black-throated blue hummingbird
5/10/19 5:31 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Blackbirds in Trouble?
5/10/19 5:28 am Paul Pisano <cheep.paul...> Re: [MDBirding] 2018 Annual Birding Report
5/10/19 4:51 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] Black-throated blue hummingbird
5/10/19 4:34 am 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Black-throated blue hummingbird
5/10/19 4:05 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> [MDBirding] Blackbirds in Trouble?
5/10/19 2:44 am 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] The IBA Birdathon starts today!
5/9/19 6:42 pm 'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] 2018 Annual Birding Report
5/9/19 5:07 pm Patricia Wood <pwood...> [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/9/19 4:12 pm David Powell <seneca.ranger...> [MDBirding] 2018 Annual Birding Report
5/9/19 4:10 pm Jack Saba <jlsaba001...> Re: [MDBirding] Bonaparte's Gull, Forster's Tern at Lake Artemesia
5/9/19 2:24 pm Jack Saba <jlsaba001...> Re: [MDBirding] Bonaparte's Gull, Forster's Tern at Lake Artemesia
5/9/19 2:03 pm JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/9/19 1:35 pm JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Cormorant - fishing line - Assateague
5/9/19 1:22 pm Jack Saba <jlsaba001...> [MDBirding] Bonaparte's Gull, Forster's Tern at Lake Artemesia
5/9/19 12:55 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> RE: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/9/19 12:00 pm Noah Bers <noahbers...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/9/19 11:54 am Jim <epiphenomenon9...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/9/19 11:17 am Emily Mitchell <info...> [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/9/19 7:29 am Noah Bers <noahbers...> [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
5/9/19 7:26 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 5/9/19
5/9/19 5:38 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Feathered Friends Day at Masonville Cove
5/9/19 4:41 am Gene Scarpulla <ejscarp...> Re: [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
5/8/19 7:50 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Interesting Crow Experience
5/8/19 7:48 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, May 8, 2019 4 Raptors
5/8/19 7:40 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
5/8/19 4:01 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Interesting Crow Experience
5/8/19 3:54 pm Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...> Re: [MDBirding] Interesting Crow Experience
5/8/19 3:20 pm thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Interesting Crow Experience
5/8/19 1:21 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
5/8/19 1:15 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
5/8/19 12:53 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 05/06/19
5/8/19 12:51 pm 'Bird couple' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
5/8/19 12:29 pm Gregory Luce <gluce727...> [MDBirding] Interesting Crow Experience
5/8/19 12:02 pm Jan Braumuller <janbraumuller...> Re: [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
5/8/19 12:01 pm Jim <epiphenomenon9...> Re: [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
5/8/19 11:52 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
5/8/19 11:43 am Jim <epiphenomenon9...> Re: [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
5/8/19 10:46 am Ed Vigezzi <ed.vigezzi...> [MDBirding] Be careful - ticks
5/8/19 9:47 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 5/8/19
5/8/19 6:43 am Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> [MDBirding] Brown Pelican in DC
5/7/19 8:30 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, May 7, 2019 187 Raptors
5/7/19 8:12 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> [MDBirding] Common nighthawk (CONI) Germantown
5/7/19 5:45 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] Best Bike Ride Bird today
5/7/19 12:41 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] DC Area, 5/7/2019
5/7/19 12:32 pm Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 5/7/19
5/7/19 9:23 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Whippoorwill in Severna Park
5/7/19 7:15 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 5/7/19
5/7/19 5:47 am <ispocketsandeffective...> [MDBirding] Whippoorwill in Severna Park
5/6/19 7:04 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Monday, May 6, 2019 194 Raptors
5/6/19 5:24 pm 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Common Nighthawk in Anne Arundel Co. (5/6)
5/6/19 5:11 pm Scott Young <wsyacy...> [MDBirding] Re: eBird gadget and mid-Atlantic rarity pages down
5/6/19 5:10 pm Scott Young <wsyacy...> [MDBirding] Re: eBird gadget and mid-Atlantic rarity pages down
5/6/19 1:15 pm thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Bobolinks in PG County
5/6/19 12:52 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren
5/6/19 12:20 pm bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren
5/6/19 10:06 am Bobbi <b.reichwein...> [MDBirding] Re: eBird gadget and mid-Atlantic rarity pages down
5/6/19 8:20 am Jared Fisher <jaredfisher...> [MDBirding] Re: eBird gadget and mid-Atlantic rarity pages down
5/6/19 7:49 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Monday 5/6/19
5/6/19 7:37 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 5/6/19
5/6/19 7:28 am <lauren.goodsmith...> [MDBirding] Another back-throated blue warbler
5/6/19 6:07 am 'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Pennyfield
5/6/19 3:49 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Re: Towhees singing ... or not. A question ?
5/5/19 6:07 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] WashCo Great Egret
5/5/19 1:48 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Winter Diving Ducks still? Not really - the Yellow Book speaks
5/5/19 1:38 pm hlhorrocks <hlhorrocks...> Re: [MDBirding] Winter Diving Ducks still? Not really - the Yellow Book speaks
5/5/19 1:25 pm Bryan MacKay <mackay...> [MDBirding] Re: car break-ins Violette's and Pennyfield Lock parking lots
5/5/19 1:18 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Winter Diving Ducks still? Not really - the Yellow Book speaks
5/5/19 12:59 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Washington County Great Egret
5/5/19 11:57 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Sat, May 4th - MD State Park Bird Walk at Sandy Point SP
5/5/19 11:41 am Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> Re: [MDBirding] Sat, May 4th - MD State Park Bird Walk at Sandy Point SP
5/5/19 11:37 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Sat, May 4th - MD State Park Bird Walk at Sandy Point SP
5/5/19 11:16 am ljeannebowmans via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Towhees singing ... or not. A question ?
5/5/19 10:50 am christine ley <chrisley21...> Re: [MDBirding] Winter Diving Ducks still?!
5/5/19 10:39 am Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> [MDBirding] Sat, May 4th - MD State Park Bird Walk at Sandy Point SP
5/5/19 10:21 am Andy Martin <apmartin2...> [MDBirding] 1st spring little blue heron, Hughes hollow
5/5/19 9:27 am 'Kurt Schwarz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Washington County Great Egret
5/5/19 4:25 am Peter Lev <plev...> RE: [MDBirding] Towhees singing ... or not. A question ?
5/5/19 4:07 am missy Placed <9nationals...> Re: [MDBirding] Winter Diving Ducks still?!
5/5/19 4:00 am 'Jim Nelson' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Towhees singing ... or not. A question ?
5/5/19 3:27 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Towhees singing ... or not. A question ?
5/4/19 8:49 pm Hugh Vandervoort <hughva...> Re: [MDBirding] Winter Diving Ducks still?!
5/4/19 8:10 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, May 4, 2019 201 Raptors
5/4/19 8:05 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Friday, May 3, 2019 4 Raptors
5/4/19 7:22 pm Steve Long <steve.long4...> [MDBirding] Winter Diving Ducks still?!
5/4/19 6:53 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] Great Egret in Washington Couny
5/4/19 1:05 pm <lauren.goodsmith...> [MDBirding] Black- throated blue warbler
5/4/19 1:02 pm Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Red-headed Woodpecker, Som Cty
5/4/19 1:00 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?/Bachman's Sparrow
5/4/19 12:44 pm 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?/Bachman's Sparrow
5/4/19 12:38 pm 'Clive Harris' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?/Bachman's Sparrow
5/4/19 11:12 am Andy Martin <apmartin2...> [MDBirding] car break-ins Violette's and Pennyfield Lock parking lots
5/4/19 10:05 am 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Baltimore Bittern sighting - not chaseable
5/4/19 9:35 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 5/4/19
5/4/19 5:20 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Bachman's Sparrow and Red-cockaded Woodpecker
5/4/19 4:53 am Kathy Calvert <kathycalvert1...> [MDBirding] Sandhill Crane Lilypons
5/4/19 4:51 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bachman's Sparrow and Red-cockaded Woodpecke
5/4/19 4:44 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Next breeders?
5/4/19 4:36 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Bachman's Sparrow and Red-cockaded Woodpecker
5/4/19 4:24 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren
5/4/19 3:21 am Bob Ringler <ringler.bob...> [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren & Others
5/3/19 6:47 pm mike burchett <mikeburchett23...> [MDBirding] Re: Wilson's Plover - MD
5/3/19 6:10 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 4:44 pm 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 4:42 pm <cheep.paul...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 4:33 pm 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 4:25 pm 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] White-crowned Sparrow, Bethesda yard, Mont. Co.
5/3/19 4:12 pm Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 4:09 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 4:00 pm 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 3:39 pm 'Clive Harris' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 3:35 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 3:33 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Mount Pleasant Farm/What The—
5/3/19 3:05 pm 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 3:02 pm 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 2:56 pm Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> Re: [MDBirding] Mount Pleasant Farm/What The—
5/3/19 2:50 pm mike burchett <mikeburchett23...> [MDBirding] Re: Wilson's Plover - MD
5/3/19 2:02 pm 'Clive Harris' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 1:59 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 1:52 pm 'Clive Harris' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Some Montgomery County birds today, 5/3
5/3/19 1:08 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 12:32 pm 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 12:22 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 12:18 pm bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Bewick's Wren?
5/3/19 11:17 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] This morning's choral recording off the Nanticoke.
5/3/19 11:13 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] White-crowned Sparrow, Bethesda yard, Mont. Co.
5/3/19 11:05 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Amazing Back Yard Moment, Bethesda, Mont. Co.
5/3/19 11:03 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: The iconic Osprey—the second installment
5/3/19 11:00 am 'Jim Nelson' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] White-crowned Sparrow, Bethesda yard, Mont. Co.
5/3/19 10:46 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Return of local breeders
5/3/19 8:47 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Local breeders return
5/3/19 8:16 am mike burchett <mikeburchett23...> [MDBirding] Wilson's Plover - MD
5/3/19 8:01 am 'JOAN CWI' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Yard Birds - Bowie
5/3/19 7:39 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 5/3/19
5/3/19 6:45 am Mike Milligan <mike.milligan...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Banding codes formerly 'GWWA Montgomery'
5/3/19 6:41 am Jared Fisher <jaredfisher...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Banding codes formerly 'GWWA Montgomery'
5/3/19 6:36 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Mount Pleasant Farm/What The—
5/3/19 6:20 am 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Banding codes formerly 'GWWA Montgomery'
5/3/19 6:18 am Les R. Becker <lesrbecker2...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Banding codes formerly 'GWWA Montgomery'
5/3/19 5:01 am Chas Argent <chas.argent...> Re: [MDBirding] Mount Pleasant Farm/What The—
5/2/19 9:52 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> [MDBirding] Yard Birds - Bowie
5/2/19 8:54 pm 'Russ Ruffing' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Mount Pleasant Farm/What The—
5/2/19 8:27 pm <barnettpenni...> [MDBirding] Re: Our Rose-breasted Grosbeak story
5/2/19 7:59 pm world oceans <world.oceans7...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Banding codes formerly 'GWWA Montgomery'
5/2/19 7:58 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, May 2, 2019 231 Raptors
5/2/19 6:44 pm Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...> Re: [MDBirding] [FR] RBNU Yard Bird - band codes
5/2/19 6:38 pm Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
5/2/19 1:54 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 05/01/19
5/2/19 12:52 pm Chas Argent <chas.argent...> [MDBirding] Mount Pleasant Farm/What The—
5/2/19 12:37 pm John <jfstup38...> Re: [MDBirding] red-headed woodpecker at little Bennett
5/2/19 11:53 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] DC Area, 4/30/2019
5/2/19 10:41 am David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] The iconic Osprey—the second installment
5/2/19 10:08 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> [MDBirding] Good morning at Wheaton Regional Park, May 2.
5/2/19 8:50 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] RBNU Yard Bird - band codes
5/2/19 8:49 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 5/2/19
5/2/19 7:41 am Cortez Austin <corteznaturephotography...> Re: [MDBirding] Red tail gray squirrel faceoff
5/2/19 6:25 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: Eastern Kingbirds
5/2/19 3:17 am Orietta <orietta.candela...> [MDBirding] The Maryland Yellowthroat is available!
5/1/19 9:29 pm Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Re: Eastern Kingbirds
5/1/19 9:27 pm Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Re: Our Rose-breasted Grosbeak story
5/1/19 9:17 pm Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Re: Amazing Back Yard Moment, Bethesda, Mont. Co.
5/1/19 7:15 pm 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Stakeout Hotspot established for 2006 Varied Thrush in AA County
5/1/19 7:12 pm 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Amazing Back Yard Moment, Bethesda, Mont. Co.
5/1/19 6:32 pm jfstup <jfstup38...> [MDBirding] red-headed woodpecker at little Bennett
5/1/19 6:25 pm 'Jim Nelson' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Amazing Back Yard Moment, Bethesda, Mont. Co.
5/1/19 6:19 pm Leo Dilling <ltd1600...> [MDBirding] Re: Goatsucker at Oriole Park
5/1/19 5:32 pm 'MikeBowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Stakeout Hotspot established for 2006 Varied Thrush in AA County
5/1/19 5:31 pm Sean McGuinn <captainamerica23...> [MDBirding] Great Yard Bird
5/1/19 2:46 pm Bryan MacKay <mackay...> [MDBirding] Red tail gray squirrel faceoff
5/1/19 2:32 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] MD May Count dates vs Global Big Day date
5/1/19 1:47 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Our Rose-breasted Grosbeak story
5/1/19 1:11 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Our Rose-breasted Grosbeak story
5/1/19 10:26 am 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Marsh Wren, Wilson's Warbler at Schoolhouse Pond
5/1/19 9:05 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 5/1/19
5/1/19 8:27 am 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Fw: eBird Report - rock creek park, May 1, 2019
5/1/19 8:24 am Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] Lake Artemesia migrants (PG county)
5/1/19 7:31 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Blackwater & Ferry Neck, April 27-28, 2019.
5/1/19 7:21 am <timothyboucherbirder...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
5/1/19 6:38 am Thomas Harten <tjharten1...> [MDBirding] Eastern Kingbirds
5/1/19 6:30 am thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Goatsucker at Oriole Park
5/1/19 5:45 am Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [MDBirding] Request for assistance – song recordings of migrating Mourning Warblers
5/1/19 4:46 am Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> Re: [MDBirding] MD May Count dates vs Global Big Day date
4/30/19 8:07 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Goatsucker at Oriole Park
4/30/19 7:29 pm Scott Young <wsyacy...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/30/19 7:28 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, April 30, 2019 122 Raptors
4/30/19 7:27 pm Hugh David Fleischmann <huey122663...> [MDBirding] Goatsucker at Oriole Park
4/30/19 6:25 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Banding codes formerly 'GWWA Montgomery'
4/30/19 6:08 pm 'Clive Harris' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Banding codes formerly 'GWWA Montgomery'
4/30/19 5:16 pm Janet Ardam <jago10216...> [MDBirding] Thanks
4/30/19 5:06 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] FOY female Ruby-throat hummer
4/30/19 4:28 pm John McKitterick <john.mckitterick...> [MDBirding] Clay-Colored Sparrow in Columbia
4/30/19 3:38 pm Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Susquehanna, 4/30, 22 warblers, least fly
4/30/19 3:11 pm Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Ocean City Inlet parking
4/30/19 1:59 pm JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] The Wood Thrush returned Sunday
4/30/19 10:56 am <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Sandhill Crane
4/30/19 10:43 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island Birding Tour - May 23, 2019
4/30/19 8:23 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 4/30/19
4/30/19 6:55 am Jared Fisher <jaredfisher...> [MDBirding] Re: Banding codes formerly 'GWWA Montgomery'
4/29/19 8:55 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] Best Bike Ride Birds Today [Monday]
4/29/19 7:53 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Monday, April 29, 2019 59 Raptors
4/29/19 7:34 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 6:07 pm 'Clive Harris' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 5:01 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 4:38 pm Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 4:19 pm Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 3:18 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [WA] Cliff Swallow nest site
4/29/19 2:18 pm john pangborn <pangborn.john19...> [MDBirding] Blue Mash Nature Trail -- Apr 29, 2019
4/29/19 1:57 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 1:08 pm Daniel Sloan <danielsloan215...> [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 11:36 am Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 7:54 am 'Russ Ruffing' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Banding Codes
4/29/19 7:40 am Pat <pvaldata1...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 7:38 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 4/29/19
4/29/19 6:37 am Edward Kirk <iekirk301...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 5:41 am Bridget Nugent <Brie423...> [MDBirding] Leucitic hawk?
4/29/19 5:41 am Clare Lise Kelly <clarekelly...> [MDBirding] Re: Machine learning / Artificial intelligence for Bird Identification
4/29/19 5:25 am 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/29/19 4:24 am Peter Lev <plev...> [MDBirding] Kathy Woods lecture at Cylburn May 7
4/28/19 8:57 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Machine learning / Artificial intelligence for Bird Identification
4/28/19 8:00 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, April 28, 2019 220 Raptors
4/28/19 6:13 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Machine learning / Artificial intelligence for Bird Identification
4/28/19 5:30 pm Scott Young <wsyacy...> [MDBirding] Machine learning / Artificial intelligence for Bird Identification
4/28/19 5:02 pm 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/28/19 5:00 pm Edward Kirk <iekirk301...> [MDBirding] Re: GWWA Montgomery
4/28/19 9:44 am Chas Argent <chas.argent...> [MDBirding] FoY Tanagers @ North Tract
4/28/19 9:06 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] FOY birds
4/28/19 7:45 am 'Clive Harris' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] GWWA Montgomery
4/28/19 7:38 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 4/28/19
4/28/19 4:58 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] Re: Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, April 27, 2019 451 Raptors
4/28/19 3:34 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Re: A bird photographer's cautionary tale
4/27/19 8:38 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, April 27, 2019 451 Raptors
4/27/19 8:38 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, April 25, 2019 9 Raptors
4/27/19 7:12 pm Lindsay Vacek <lkvacek...> [MDBirding] Maryland/DC Breeding Bird Atlas Coordinator position
4/27/19 6:45 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Fwd: Event: World Migratory Bird Day 2019 | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD
4/27/19 3:17 pm 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] MD May Count dates vs Global Big Day date
4/27/19 12:12 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] A bird photographer's cautionary tale
4/27/19 11:59 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] MD May Count dates vs Global Big Day date
4/27/19 10:10 am Manoli Strecker <hestrecker...> [MDBirding] Common Gallinule, Patuxent North Tract
4/27/19 9:52 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] A bird photographer's cautionary tale
4/27/19 9:35 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Camera Strap
4/27/19 9:30 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: A bird photographer's cautionary tale
4/27/19 9:05 am Manoli Strecker <hestrecker...> Re: [MDBirding] Abridged summary of - 8 updates in 6 topics
4/27/19 8:39 am David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] A bird photographer's cautionary tale
4/27/19 7:32 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 4/27/19
4/27/19 3:47 am <timothyboucherbirder...> [MDBirding] Yellow-throated Warblers?
4/26/19 2:57 pm <lisawilcoxdeyo...> [MDBirding] Chesnut-sided warbler
4/26/19 11:04 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Broad-winged Hawks
4/26/19 7:34 am <gdeason...> [MDBirding] Before Work Birding @ Teddy Roosevelt Island?
4/26/19 7:30 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers in love and a question
4/26/19 7:17 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Hummers in love and a question
4/26/19 6:57 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 4/26/19
4/26/19 6:27 am Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Hummers in love and a question
4/26/19 5:54 am <lisawilcoxdeyo...> [MDBirding] Camera Strap
4/25/19 1:56 pm Sean McGuinn <captainamerica23...> [MDBirding] Downs Park
4/25/19 1:41 pm 'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Lost parakeet
4/25/19 1:09 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] Best Bike Ride Birds today
4/25/19 1:06 pm Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Mont. Co. AM. BITTERN Hughes Hollow, Darnestown Yard Birds: BLUE-HEADED VIREO and RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH
4/25/19 11:50 am Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> [MDBirding] Camera Strap
4/25/19 7:30 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 4/25/19
4/25/19 5:02 am SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, April 24, 2019 187 Raptors
4/24/19 2:46 pm missy Placed <9nationals...> Re: [MDBirding] Another killdeer story
4/24/19 1:51 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Another killdeer story
4/24/19 11:31 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Another killdeer story
4/24/19 10:31 am 'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Another killdeer story
4/24/19 10:16 am David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MDBirding] Killdeer expertise needed
4/24/19 9:00 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, Easter period, April 18-22, 2019.
4/24/19 7:29 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 4/24/19
4/24/19 6:45 am David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MDBirding] Killdeer expertise needed
4/24/19 6:39 am mike burchett <mikeburchett23...> Re: [MDBirding] Killdeer expertise needed
4/24/19 6:23 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Assateague - Glossy Ibis
4/24/19 6:02 am David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MDBirding] Killdeer expertise needed
4/24/19 5:43 am mike burchett <mikeburchett23...> Re: [MDBirding] Killdeer expertise needed
4/24/19 4:32 am Dianne Westbrook <edwestbrook1...> [MDBirding] Gibson Island May Counters Needed
4/24/19 4:13 am David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MDBirding] Killdeer expertise needed
4/24/19 3:37 am Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] Killdeer expertise needed
4/23/19 8:08 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, April 23, 2019 97 Raptors
4/23/19 6:40 pm Leo Dilling <ltd1600...> [MDBirding] Chipping Sparrow Hybrid?
4/23/19 6:25 pm Steve Long <steve.long4...> [MDBirding] FOS Hummer FINALLY
4/23/19 4:41 pm Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> [MDBirding] Worcester May Count
4/23/19 3:37 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] DC Area, 4/23/2019
4/23/19 3:15 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] The Voice of the Naturalist 4/23/19
4/23/19 2:09 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] Killdeer expertise needed
4/23/19 1:18 pm Les R Becker <lesrbecker2...> [MDBirding] Chesapeake Beach Behind Water Park
4/23/19 9:29 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] More MD/DC Records Committee news - AOS 59th Supplement updates
4/23/19 7:04 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 4/23/19
4/22/19 10:39 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] MD/DC Records Committee news
4/22/19 9:11 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Monday, April 22, 2019 70 Raptors
4/22/19 8:37 pm SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, April 21, 2019 78 Raptors
4/22/19 6:35 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Montgomery Bird Club meeting this Wednesday night 04/24
4/22/19 6:20 pm Evelyn Ralston <evelynsralston...> [MDBirding] Montgomery Bird Club meeting this Wednesday night 04/24
4/22/19 6:14 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] FOY hummer
4/22/19 4:18 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummingbird yes!
4/22/19 11:30 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Poplar Island 4/18/2019
4/22/19 11:16 am Daniel Sloan <danielsloan215...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Monday 4/22/19
4/22/19 8:03 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: [FR] Crows like PIZZA
4/22/19 7:18 am 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Clay-colored Sparrow in AA Co.
4/22/19 7:04 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 4/22/19
 
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Date: 5/22/19 7:31 pm
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, May 2-13, 2019.
FERRY NECK, May 2-13, 2019. Home State Park.


MAY 2, THURSDAY. arrive 3:15. bufflehead 1, Forster’s tern 7, bald eagle 1 adult, snowy egret 1, osprey 8. diamond-backed terrapin 135 (98 at Lucy Point, 37 in Poplar Cove). deer: 1 in Field 7, 5 in Field 1. gray squirrel 3 plus 1 young’un. variable weather with rain and wind developing, up to 30 m.p.h. after being calm, some thunder and lightning, 85 falling to 66, rain at 7:30 P.M. At 6:29 as I open the front door a squirrel descends from the top of the screen, perhaps a subtle hint that I need to get the feed out, like the plant that ate Cleveland in “Little shop of horrors” (“feed me Seymour’). [As we were leaving May 13 we were startled on opening the front door … the same thing happened.] Has dried up some until today’s storm. rain gauge empty on arrival. 0.75” by 7:30.


MAY 3, FRIDAY. 36 diamond-backed terrapin. 2 common watersnakes. 4 gray catbirds. 2 Cope’s gray tree frogs. 0.20” additional in rain gauge. set raccoon trap (big Havahart) with anchovies in oil. Unrelatedly, Reliable Pest Control does their annual magic. 4 gray squirrels. common loon 1. in full bloom: tulip poplar, our purple irises, black locust (especially lush this spring), black cherries, lilies-of-the-valley. fair but hazy, E5, 66 at start. Sue & Wes Earp arrive to help out on tomorrow’’s Dorchester count, when they do a star turn.


MAY 4, SATURDAY. Wes, Sue & I are in Dorchester County all day. Liz sees an indigo bunting, a common loon, and 3 immature bald eagles harassing 2 turkey vultures over Field 1.


MAY 5, SUNDAY. rain, overcast (obviously), cool, E10-15, rain in A.M. and late afternoon, low 60s, dropping to 54 at 9:43 P.M. 0.5” in rain gauge from last night. common loon 2. blue grosbeak, indigo bunting, orchard oriole, 1 each. fields have been recently herbicided. Take a 7 P.M. drive in the rain, nothing at Bellevue, runoff from the fields is still gratifyingly clear, a wild turkey in Field 4, a deer in Field 2, one in Field 1, after all the rain the place is a swamp, rabbit feeding on the lawn. 3 gray squirrels plus 1 at Fox Harbor. the Earps leave at 11:45.


MAY 6, MONDAY. 0.6” more in rain gauge (1.85” since May 2). painted turtle 2 in Woods 4. 53 diamond-backed terrapin in the cove at 5:45 P.M. (only 5 at 1 P.M.). snowy egret 1. hear great crested flycatcher every day. NW10+, clear or fair, SW 10 or NW 10, 58-71-64 (9:24 P.M., when there is a big chorus of Fowler’s toads). clothes washer gets fixed (new lead switch).


MAY 7, TUESDAY. Lot of non-avian stuff. Each day we hear several Cope’s gray tree frogs calling, right in the yard. I catch a 2’ young eastern ratsnake in the downstairs bedroom. It is shedding. See a 5” five-lined skink on the front porch. Catch a big raccoon in the Havahart, this time with a can of sardines in oil. Lots of Fowler’s toads in the yard. 2 deer in Field 1. butterflies: red admiral, tiger swallowtail (2), and red-spotted purple (3). 1 common watersnake. 43 diamond-backed terrapin in Poplar Cove.


least tern 2. Forster’s tern 1. snowy egret 1. Get call from Paul Sykes, who is going to Mexico. C. Albert Matthew$ makes annual visit to check out the geothermal heating/cooling system. All is apparently O.K. a pileated woodpecker calls in Woods 2. a gem of a day: clear or fair, E5 becoming SW10+, 59-80, sunny and warm. Put the dead (drowned) raccoon out in Field 1 where a turkey vulture investigates it at 5:16 P.M.


I’m sorry, but raccoons have broken into the house through the roof previously in 4 consecutive winters. During the last visit I heard what was presumably this one growling as I filled the nearby feeders. Not infrequently they’ll drain the feeders, sometimes removing them from the shepherd’s crooks. Sometimes find the feeders a hundred feet away.


MAY 8, WEDNESDAY. Good looks at a male and female yellow warbler in the black cherry by the dock. Stunners. Liz sees a white-crowned sparrow that I later see twice, only the 2nd spring property record. Handsome sparrow. See a gray squirrel “snow shoes variant”. 14 cedar waxwings. Highlight of this visit, the first property STINKPOT (a.k.a. eastern musk turtle; Sternotherus odoratus; I prefer the old name, stinkpot, somewhat as I prefer jackass penguin to the sanitized, current, name: African penguin) doodling along in shallow water of the Waterthrush Pond. 1 green heron. fair or clear, 64-72, SW5 then NW10-20, then E15+, becoming mostly overcast.


the Maryland amphibian and reptile atlas edited by Heather R. Cunningham & Nathan H. Nazdrowicz (2018, 283 pages, Johns Hopkins U. Press). Expensive, but I love this book. Stinkpots reported therein from 124 atlas blocks. Many birders contributed to this impressive effort.



MAY 9, THURSDAY. snowy egret 2, great egret 1, great blue heron 1 and green heron 1. 2 immature bald eagles tangling over Field 1. red fox 1, 3 deer in Field 4, and a spotted turtle in an adjacent ditch. 5 painted turtles in the Woods 4 vernal pool. 3 turkey and 1 black vulture attending the dead raccoon, and, a little later, 3 black vultures dominate. An 8” five-lined skink on the front porch. overcast becoming fair and sunny, 60-75, winds unrecorded.


MAY 10, FRIDAY. seen from our dock, in one hour, in the morning: 2 snowy & 2 great egrets, 2 great blue herons, 1 green heron. A red fox runs across Field 1 with a big ratsnake in its jaws. 5 gray squirrels including a snow shoes variant. pileated woodpecker 1. bald eagle 1. 33 diamond-backed terrapin in the cove. 1 eastern cottontail.


One gray squirrel engages in play for a full minute, doing flips, somersaults, sudden turns, jumps straight up. Such antics and mannerisms continue to make this species, for me, thoroughly entertaining. On occasion I have seen them wrestle with sticks. butterflies: silver-spotted skipper (on their favored rose-of-sharon bush), red-spotted purple, cabbage white. overcast becoming fair, 68-80, E or SE 15-20-5. A lot of easterly winds this month.


MAY 11, SATURDAY. Am in Dorchester County all day but see an eastern cottontail on my return at 8:15 P.M. and 27 deer in the big field to the east of Bellevue Road (halfway between Royal Oak and the Bellevue turnoff), c. 8 P.M. Liz sees a sharp-shinned hawk nail a purple grackle off one of our feeders. She also has a good look at a flyby peregrine falcon. Liz contributes a list of 24 species for the Talbot County May bird count effort.


MAY 12, SUNDAY. my day of recovery from yesterday. Mother’s Day. overcast with light rain early, steady rain from 12:30 P.M. on, E20, 53-57, raw, total of 0.8” of rain. Take a drive around the neighborhood in late afternoon. At Bellevue, 3:30, gray squirrel 2, eastern cottontail 1, Forster’s tern 1, diamond-backed terrapin 1, and a greater yellowlegs at the Berg/Greene field pond. Anderby Hall Road, 4 P.M., gray squirrel 3, eastern cottontail 2, a female box turtle, and 3 deer. At 4:15 4 deer in Field 4 and 2 stubby-antlered bucks in Field 4. In spite of all the recent rain the runoff from our fields is still nice, clear water.


MAY 13, MONDAY. cool, 50, E5-10, light rain, overcast. 0.45” more in the rain gauge. mud plantains continue to spread in ditches and other low areas. They impart a certain exotic air to the mundane ditches and low field areas, as if a gallinule may lurk among them. They have been “out” for a week or more. Leave for Pennsylvania circa 9:45 A.M. An immature bald eagle south of Cordova. Another one at Route 301 milepost 103.



Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 5/22/19 6:32 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] PUFI continues
I was a bit surprised to see a brownie Purple Finch continuing at my feeders today. Noticeable because it has conjunctivitis, and didn't look well at all.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine MD

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Date: 5/22/19 5:20 pm
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
I have been remiss in thanking everyone for their input (especially Hugh!), both private and public. It was nice to hear from some folks I haven’t talked to in a while.

So what I gleaned from this is that there is no “official" counting rules across county borders WRT May counts, at least no one pointed me to an official source or quoted any reference to one. However, as I suspected, consensus is I can only count that 1 Baltimore Oriole I heard in my county and cannot “give” one to the adjacent county as well unless I am sure there was more than one BAOR flying around. Sorry Paul. However, for the purposes of my eBird lists (not the official May count list), if I hear it in my county while I am standing in the other county, I can submit an incidental report to count it in the other county (thanks Ann for reminding me of that). So I will have BAOR in both counties for that day for my lists, but only 1 BAOR for the May count.

Thanks again for the enlightenment and “nip-ticking,” and I guess this will close this discussion. Thanks to the administrator for your forbearance.
_____________________

Marcia Balestri
Worcester County, Maryland
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“...ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." Charles Darwin, 1871


> On May 12, 2019, at 3:54 PM, Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> wrote:
>
> Is there a rule out there somewhere (didn’t find it in google) that explains how to count at border areas in an “official” count? I suppose there must be something written for the state or country borders (maybe not?), but what about county level?
>
> I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other county? I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually sitting in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side”. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.
>
> And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another county, which county do you put it in? Or do you stand there until if flies into your county and count it on both county lists?
> _____________________
>
> Marcia Balestri
> Worcester County, Maryland
> <mebalestri...> <mailto:<mebalestri...>
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> <rk01_pinguino.gif>
>
>
> “...ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." Charles Darwin, 1871
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Date: 5/22/19 11:00 am
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Sycamore Landing Rd Yellow Crowned Night Heron
At second bridge crossing.

Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD

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Date: 5/22/19 10:11 am
From: Scott Baron <baron.scott...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Pine Siskin, Montgomery County - May 22
Hi,

At Agricultural History Farm Park a little before 12:30, I heard a PINE
SISKIN calling and singing. It was perched in a Red Maple adjacent to Rock
Creek where a dirt trail passes through the creek near the entrance road.

It flew but I think it landed close by.

Bye,

Scott Baron
Gaithersburg, MD.

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Date: 5/22/19 9:38 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [MDBirding] A Killdeer Story
Hi MD and DC birders, A number of you have shown an interest in my reports about the Killdeer family I've been watching since mid-March. So, here's my latest effort. The "Killdeer Saga" officially begins after a short Osprey nests and nesting wrap-up. This will be the first of 2 Killdeer blogs. I hope you enjoy the stories, the photos, and my attempts at humor. And I hope you learn something as well! All the best.
https://birdpartner.com/2019/05/22/a-killdeer-story/

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Date: 5/22/19 9:10 am
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <huey122663...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Migrating land birds in Tiger Shark diets

>
>
I am sharing this very interesting article from TEX Birds Listserv. Pretty interesting.

> I ran across an interesting bit in one of the science newsletters I get daily. It seems that cross-Gulf migrant songbirds are a regular part of the diet of young tiger sharks, which are known to be very opportunistic foragers. They had been assumed to eat seabirds such as resting gulls or petrels, but an examination of their stomach contents (pumped and released, not killed), revealed that young sharks show up in large numbers in the Gulf during the twice-yearly migration and dine on birds that have simply tired or been forced down by storms.
>
> https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/tiger-sharks-eat-songbirds
>
> From the article:
>
> "Of the 105 sharks examined, 41 (39%) contained bird remains. The DNA analysis facilitated conclusive identification of 11 species. And what that revealed was weird.
> "They included types found in many American backyard, including songbirds such as the house wren (Troglodytes aedon) and eastern kingbird (Tyrannus turannus), and even a species of woodpecker, the yellow-belled sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius).
>
> "Most of the birds were eaten by tiger sharks in the autumn, although some remains showed up in young sharks during spring. The team examined a large online database of bird sightings known as eBird to assess the movements of terrestrial songbirds at these times of year.
>
> "The twice-yearly migration of songbirds across the Gulf of Mexico involves in excess of two billion birds each season. The team found that these migration periods coincide with a peak of young sharks in the Gulf.
>
> “ “In every instance, the timing of the tiger shark eating the bird coincided with the peak sighting for that species of bird off our coast,” says Drymon.
>
> "Feldheim adds: “The tiger sharks scavenge on songbirds that have trouble flying over the ocean. During migration, they’re already worn out, and then they get tired or fall into the ocean during a storm.”
>
> "The findings suggest that exhausted songbirds are an easily accessible and seasonally predictable pulse of nutrients for the young sharks. The inclusion of terrestrial birds in their diet is an unusual trophic interaction between land and sea ecosystems, because unlike seabirds and guano, the energy exchange is reversed from land to sea."
>
> H David Fleischmann
Owings Mills, MD

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Date: 5/22/19 6:55 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 5/22/19
This morning (5/22) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park with Leon Kass and Rachel Barham………

American Redstart 2
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Mourning Dove 4
Black-billed Cuckoo (Rachel, Leon)
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Fish Crow 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush 6
Wood Thrush
American Robin 2
American Goldfinch 3
Brown-headed Cowbird
Northern Cardinal 4
Indigo Bunting

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 5/21/19 9:25 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, May 21, 2019 15 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 21, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

1

64

388

Turkey Vulture

11

667

5858

Osprey

0

35

408

Bald Eagle

2

63

151

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

193

894

Cooper's Hawk

0

55

265

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

0

230

627

Red-tailed Hawk

0

22

157

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

2

137

Merlin

0

5

44

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

4

10

Mississippi Kite

1

37

37

Total:

15

1389

9193

Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Ralph Geuder, Hal Wierenga


Visitors: Cindy Godwin, Tom Crowe

Weather: Mostly cloudy; 63-68 degrees; excellent visibility; winds
northwesterly, 9-15 mph gusting to 24 mph

Raptor Observations: Very few migrants today, but still one
Mississippi Kite, a subadult. It came in low from the south and slowly
made its way north, giving long, good looks. An Eastern Kingbird
showed the kite the way out.

Non-raptor Observations: About 10 Bank Swallows.

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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi ( <susiericc...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [ Site Profile] [ Day Summary] [
Month Summary]

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Site Description
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay
at the
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best
winds are
from the southwest.

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Date: 5/21/19 7:17 pm
From: Evelyn Ralston <evelynsralston...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Montgomery Bird Club Meeting, Wednesday 05/22
Come to Montgomery Bird Club's last meeting of the year and be transported to the Pantanal!

Gwen Brewer presents: The Southern Pantanal of Brazil: Birds, Mammals, and More; after her and George Jett's recent visit of Emas National Park and two large ranches with wetlands, grasslands and forests. Waterbirds, raptors, macaws, armadilos, giant anteater, deer, tapirs, maned wolf and many more.

MBC meetings take place at Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River rd, Potomac. Doors open at 7 PM.

Evelyn Ralston
Montgomery Bird Club VP

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Date: 5/21/19 1:07 pm
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] hopefully last email test (sorry)


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Date: 5/21/19 12:56 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] RNDU wGRHE 05/21 UPDATE
Both in one frame @1500ish today...

On Tue, May 21, 2019 at 11:57 AM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
wrote:

> I've not updated on eBird and won't unless it [Ring-necked Duck] is still
> there at the end of the week. Also present yesterday was a Green Heron and
> a Wood duck drake...
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County MD
> M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter
>
> Most recent eBird report for this location:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56425903
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Date: 5/21/19 12:55 pm
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] another test email (sorry)


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Date: 5/21/19 12:14 pm
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] email test (ignore)


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Date: 5/21/19 10:13 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Mourning Warbler, B-B Cuckoo at Cromwell
A gorgeous (by definition) female Mourning Warbler popped up for long close views in the middle of the small open area between the fence and creek on the trail between the kiln and the boarded up house. Also great views of a Black-Billed Cuckoo on other side at Box 10.


Tim Houghton

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Date: 5/21/19 10:08 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: DC Area, 5/21/2019
On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:17:26 AM UTC-4, Lydia Schindler wrote:
> Hotline:     Voice of the Naturalist
> Date:        5/21/2019
> Coverage:    MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
> Reports, comments, questions:  <vo......>
> Compilers:   Rick and Nancy Sussman
> Sponsor:     Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
>                Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
> Transcriber: Steve Cordle
>
> NOTICE: For nearly 40 years the Voice of the Naturalist has
> provided DC area birders with a weekly update of notable
> sightings. Initially it was a unique resource, and each
> Tuesday report was eagerly awaited and devoured. Today the
> birding community has access to an abundance of
> information, often instantaneous, and it is time: THE VOICE
> OF THE NATURALIST IS RETIRING at the end of May.
>
> Please consider joining ANS, especially if you are a regular user of
> the Voice of the Naturalist (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature
> Steward $100; Audubon Advocate $200). The membership number is 301-652
> 9188, option 12; the address is 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD
> 20815; and the web site is https://www.anshome.org.
>
> This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
> Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, May
> 14, and was completed on Tuesday, May 21, at 9:00 a.m.
>
> Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order,
> as set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for
> North and Middle American Birds, as revised through the 59th
> Supplement (June 2018).
>
> Top Birds this week were: WHITE-WINGED DOVE* in DE, WILSON'S PLOVER*
> in DE, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT* in VA, WHITE-FACED IBIS* in VA,
> SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in MD, and BICKNELL'S THRUSH* in VA and MD.
>
> Other Birds of Interest include: late and lingering waterfowl, HORNED
> and RED-NECKED GREBE, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, KING RAIL, SORA, COMMON
> GALLINULE, SANDHILL CRANE, shorebirds, GULL-BILLED and BLACK TERN,
> AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, LEAST BITTERN, WHITE and GLOSSY IBIS,
> MISSISSIPPI KITE, OLIVE-SIDED and ALDER FLYCATCHER, PHILADELPHIA
> VIREO, RED-BREASTED and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, WINTER and SEDGE WREN,
> AMERICAN PIPIT, SEASIDE and NELSON'S SPARROW, SWAINSON'S, CONNECTICUT,
> MOURNING, and WILSON'S WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, and DICKCISSEL.
>
> TOP BIRDS
>
> A WHITE-WINGED DOVE* showed up at a feeder in a yard in Millsboro,
> Sussex Co, DE on May 20, to the astonishment of both the homeowner and
> the four Mourning Doves on the ground beneath it.
>
> A WILSON'S PLOVER* was discovered (and photographed) during a
> shorebird survey at South Bowers Beach, Kent Co, DE on May 17, a
> long-awaited 1st state record.
>
> A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT* was spotted at Woodglen Lake, Fairfax Co, VA on
> May 17, and continued through May 20, marking a 2nd state record.
>
> A breeding-plumaged adult WHITE-FACED IBIS* was found at Chincoteague
> NWR-Wildlife Loop, Accomack Co, VA on May 19. It was off the trail
> leading to the beach from the back of the wildlife loop, with 20
> Glossy Ibis.
>
> A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was seen (and photographed) flying right next to
> Konterra Drive over the adjacent fields, a bit south of Van Dusen
> Road, in Laurel, Prince George's Co, MD on May 15. Another was seen
> and photographed flying over Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD
> on May 17.
>
> A BICKNELL'S THRUSH* was photographed and recorded from Hampton Roads
> Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Virginia Beach, VA on
> May 14 and 15. Another well-documented BICKNELL'S THRUSH* was reported
> from Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel Co, MD on May 16.
>
> OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST
>
> Lots of late and lingering waterfowl were widely reported throughout
> the week. Highlights included: BLUE-WINGED TEAL continuing in Augusta
> Co, VA on May 14, a pair of NORTHERN SHOVELERS at Chincoteague
> NWR-Wildlife Loop, Accomack Co, VA on May 18, three GADWALL seen at
> Finzel Swamp, Garrett Co, MD on May 16, and another at Rockingham Co,
> VA on May 14 and 15, AMERICAN WIGEON at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co,
> VA on May 15, a late CANVASBACK at Dulles Airport Pond, Loudoun Co, VA
> on May 15, and another in Frederick Co, VA on May 14-18, a RING-NECKED
> DUCK on May 15 in Frederick Co, MD and another in Baltimore Co, MD at
> Middle Branch Park on May 18, and a first-year male SURF SCOTER at
> Queen Sound Landing in Accomack Co, VA on May 17. Late BUFFLEHEADS and
> COMMON MERGANSERS were seen in many widely scattered locations
> throughout the area.
>
> A HORNED GREBE was spotted at Herrington Harbor, Anne Arundel Co, MD
> on May 18. Another HORNED GREBE, in breeding plumage, was found off
> the tip of East Potomac Park-Hains Point, SW DC on May 19. A late
> RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Talbot Co, MD through May 16.
>
> A big push of BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS came through this week, with many
> reports from all over the region. One was seen at Luria Park, Fairfax
> Co, VA on May 15, and on May 16 one was at Assateague SP, Worcester
> Co, MD. One was at Franklin Point SP, Anne Arundel Co, MD; another was
> spotted in Hanover Co, VA; and one was seen at Theodore Roosevelt
> Island, NW DC. One was seen at Lake Artemesia, Prince George's Co, MD
> on May 17 and on May 18 one was seen skulking in Kenilworth Park NE,
> DC, while another was at the Rock Creek Park-Maintenance Yard in NW DC
> the same day. Three were reported from VA on May 18: one was seen at
> Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach, one was at Chippokes Plantation SP,
> Surry Co, and another at Green Spring Garden Park in Fairfax Co.
>

....thanks for that, Lydia. BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO is a bird I have heard often but never seen. I looked up its call on Youtube. We're across from the Nutters Neck WMA (eastern shore)

Jim

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Date: 5/21/19 8:58 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] RNDU lingering still on 05/20
I've not updated on eBird and won't unless it [Ring-necked Duck] is still
there at the end of the week. Also present yesterday was a Green Heron and
a Wood duck drake...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County MD
M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter

Most recent eBird report for this location:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56425903

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Date: 5/21/19 8:17 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] DC Area, 5/21/2019
Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 5/21/2019
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments, questions: <voice...>
Compilers: Rick and Nancy Sussman
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

NOTICE: For nearly 40 years the Voice of the Naturalist has
provided DC area birders with a weekly update of notable
sightings. Initially it was a unique resource, and each
Tuesday report was eagerly awaited and devoured. Today the
birding community has access to an abundance of
information, often instantaneous, and it is time: THE VOICE
OF THE NATURALIST IS RETIRING at the end of May.

Please consider joining ANS, especially if you are a regular user of
the Voice of the Naturalist (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature
Steward $100; Audubon Advocate $200). The membership number is 301-652
9188, option 12; the address is 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD
20815; and the web site is https://www.anshome.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, May
14, and was completed on Tuesday, May 21, at 9:00 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order,
as set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for
North and Middle American Birds, as revised through the 59th
Supplement (June 2018).

Top Birds this week were: WHITE-WINGED DOVE* in DE, WILSON'S PLOVER*
in DE, NEOTROPIC CORMORANT* in VA, WHITE-FACED IBIS* in VA,
SWALLOW-TAILED KITE in MD, and BICKNELL'S THRUSH* in VA and MD.

Other Birds of Interest include: late and lingering waterfowl, HORNED
and RED-NECKED GREBE, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, KING RAIL, SORA, COMMON
GALLINULE, SANDHILL CRANE, shorebirds, GULL-BILLED and BLACK TERN,
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, LEAST BITTERN, WHITE and GLOSSY IBIS,
MISSISSIPPI KITE, OLIVE-SIDED and ALDER FLYCATCHER, PHILADELPHIA
VIREO, RED-BREASTED and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, WINTER and SEDGE WREN,
AMERICAN PIPIT, SEASIDE and NELSON'S SPARROW, SWAINSON'S, CONNECTICUT,
MOURNING, and WILSON'S WARBLER, SUMMER TANAGER, and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE* showed up at a feeder in a yard in Millsboro,
Sussex Co, DE on May 20, to the astonishment of both the homeowner and
the four Mourning Doves on the ground beneath it.

A WILSON'S PLOVER* was discovered (and photographed) during a
shorebird survey at South Bowers Beach, Kent Co, DE on May 17, a
long-awaited 1st state record.

A NEOTROPIC CORMORANT* was spotted at Woodglen Lake, Fairfax Co, VA on
May 17, and continued through May 20, marking a 2nd state record.

A breeding-plumaged adult WHITE-FACED IBIS* was found at Chincoteague
NWR-Wildlife Loop, Accomack Co, VA on May 19. It was off the trail
leading to the beach from the back of the wildlife loop, with 20
Glossy Ibis.

A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was seen (and photographed) flying right next to
Konterra Drive over the adjacent fields, a bit south of Van Dusen
Road, in Laurel, Prince George's Co, MD on May 15. Another was seen
and photographed flying over Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD
on May 17.

A BICKNELL'S THRUSH* was photographed and recorded from Hampton Roads
Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Virginia Beach, VA on
May 14 and 15. Another well-documented BICKNELL'S THRUSH* was reported
from Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel Co, MD on May 16.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Lots of late and lingering waterfowl were widely reported throughout
the week. Highlights included: BLUE-WINGED TEAL continuing in Augusta
Co, VA on May 14, a pair of NORTHERN SHOVELERS at Chincoteague
NWR-Wildlife Loop, Accomack Co, VA on May 18, three GADWALL seen at
Finzel Swamp, Garrett Co, MD on May 16, and another at Rockingham Co,
VA on May 14 and 15, AMERICAN WIGEON at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co,
VA on May 15, a late CANVASBACK at Dulles Airport Pond, Loudoun Co, VA
on May 15, and another in Frederick Co, VA on May 14-18, a RING-NECKED
DUCK on May 15 in Frederick Co, MD and another in Baltimore Co, MD at
Middle Branch Park on May 18, and a first-year male SURF SCOTER at
Queen Sound Landing in Accomack Co, VA on May 17. Late BUFFLEHEADS and
COMMON MERGANSERS were seen in many widely scattered locations
throughout the area.

A HORNED GREBE was spotted at Herrington Harbor, Anne Arundel Co, MD
on May 18. Another HORNED GREBE, in breeding plumage, was found off
the tip of East Potomac Park-Hains Point, SW DC on May 19. A late
RED-NECKED GREBE continued at Talbot Co, MD through May 16.

A big push of BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS came through this week, with many
reports from all over the region. One was seen at Luria Park, Fairfax
Co, VA on May 15, and on May 16 one was at Assateague SP, Worcester
Co, MD. One was at Franklin Point SP, Anne Arundel Co, MD; another was
spotted in Hanover Co, VA; and one was seen at Theodore Roosevelt
Island, NW DC. One was seen at Lake Artemesia, Prince George's Co, MD
on May 17 and on May 18 one was seen skulking in Kenilworth Park NE,
DC, while another was at the Rock Creek Park-Maintenance Yard in NW DC
the same day. Three were reported from VA on May 18: one was seen at
Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach, one was at Chippokes Plantation SP,
Surry Co, and another at Green Spring Garden Park in Fairfax Co.

A well-documented KING RAIL was seen and photographed at Southwest
Area Park, Baltimore Co, MD on May 16 and another was heard from Big
Water Farm (private), Queen Anne's Co, MD on May 17 and 18. A SORA was
reported from Barke's Garden, Gose Mill Pond, Tazewell Co, VA on May
14, and one was heard at Cedar Run (private) in Fauquier Co, VA on May
19.

A COMMON GALLINULE continued at the Mason Dixon Farm Pond (private),
Frederick Co, MD on May 14 and two were heard at E.A. Vaughn
WMA-North, Worcester Co, MD on May 15-18.

SANDHILL CRANE reports came from the Harry James Road area of St.
Mary's Co, MD on May 14, one seen flying over the intersection of
Padonia and York Roads, Baltimore Co, MD on May 15, one at Blackwater
NWR, Dorchester Co, MD on May 18, and another seen flying over I-95 in
Bel Air, Harford Co, MD the same day.

Shorebirds are IN! A BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen at Hart-Miller
Island, Baltimore Co, MD on May 15. AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were back
at DuPont Nature Center-Mispillion, Kent Co, DE on May 18, and at Cape
Henlopen Beach, Lewes, Sussex Co, DE on May 19. A flock of 32
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS contained a single AMERICAN-GOLDEN PLOVER,
flying out from Hart-Miller Island, Baltimore Co, MD on May 15. The
yearly epic feeding frenzy of shorebirds was at a peak during the full
moon this week in many spots along the Delaware shore. DuPont Nature
Center at Mispillion Light in Milford, Sussex Co, DE, was an excellent
place to view the birds coming to feed on the billions of horseshoe
crab eggs being laid, with flocks of RUDDY TURNSTONES, RED KNOTS,
DUNLIN, and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS making up the majority. A DUNLIN
was at a pond at West Friendship Field, Howard Co, MD on May 14. On
May 19, a pair of WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS continued at Oakwood Drive
Pond in Rockingham Co, VA, and a single WESTERN SANDPIPER was
discovered at Homestead Farm (restricted access), Montgomery Co, MD on
May 16. A late WILSON'S SNIPE was at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne
Arundel Co, MD on May 16. A WILSON'S PHALAROPE continued all week at
Leonard's Pond, Rockingham Co, VA, with reports from May 14-18 and
another was at Hart-Miller Island, Baltimore Co, MD on May 15.

On May 18, a GULL-BILLED TERN was reported from Bombay Hook
NWR-Raymond Pool, seen from the observation tower. A pair of BLACK
TERNS were seen at Broadway Wastewater Treatment Plant, Rockingham Co,
VA, on May 14-17. Another was spotted over the water from the Fort
Smallwood Park hawk watch in Anne Arundel Co, MD on May 17, and one
was seen bathing on the edge of a sand spit on May 18 at Prime Hook
NWR, Sussex Co, DE.

On May 15, a group of twelve AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS, flying in two
separate flocks, were over Latimer Siding Road, Northampton Co, VA. A
flock of ten AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS made for some lively
entertainment at the Fort Smallwood Park hawk watch in Anne Arundel
Co, MD on May 17. And on May 18, another flock of ten were seen
swimming in Shearness Pool at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE, to the
delight of many visiting birders.

A LEAST BITTERN was seen and heard at the Blandy Experimental
Farm/State Arboretum of Virginia, Clarke Co, VA on May 15, for a first
county and regional record. It was found again on May 18.

An immature WHITE IBIS was spotted at Cape Henlopen SP-Gordon's Pond,
Sussex Co, DE on May 17. A GLOSSY IBIS was discovered at Hughes
Hollow-McKee Beshers WMA, Montgomery Co, MD on May 14 and continued
through May 17.

MISSISSIPPI KITES were active this week, with many birds on the move.
A single bird was observed in flight at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary,
Anne Arundel Co, MD on May 16. On the following day, individuals were
seen at the Fort Smallwood Park hawk watch, Anne Arundel Co, Perryman
Park, Harford Co, and Terrapin Park, Queen Anne's Co, all in MD. On
May 19 there was a large movement of MISSISSIPPI KITES going north,
with eight spotted in quick succession, one after another (five in
sight at one time!) and then another kettle of four, for a total of
twelve, over a home in Calvert Co, MD. The same day, a record daily
high of eleven were spotted going past the hawk watch at Fort
Smallwood SP, in Anne Arundel Co, MD. The following day, May 20, an
unprecedented record number of them were seen from there, a total of
24 birds! Twelve were seen in the first 45 minutes, and at one point,
seven were in view at once. The previous seasonal record was 16 birds,
so this was a very exciting day to be there. In Virginia MISSISSIPPI
KITES were seen over a home in Henrico Co on May 14, with another
there on May 15, one reported from Newport News Park, Newport News, VA
on May 17, and from the Rivanna Trail in Charlottesville, VA on May
18.

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were reported from Finzel Swamp, Garrett Co,
MD on May 15, Meadowside Nature Center, Montgomery Co, MD on May 17,
and Silver Lake Regional Park, Prince William Co, VA on May 18. ALDER
FLYCATCHERS were heard at Bristoe Station Battlefield, Prince William
Co, and Greenbriar Park, Charlottesville, both in Virginia on May 18.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen feeding on a caterpillar in a tulip
poplar tree in Williamsburg, James City, VA on May 17.

Numerous sightings of lingering RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES came in the
week from scattered locations throughout the region. A BROWN-HEADED
NUTHATCH was still being seen in Charlottesville, Albemarle Co, VA,
May 14-17.

A very late WINTER WREN was singing along the stream in front of the
lime kiln in the early morning on May 17, at Cromwell Valley Park,
Baltimore Co, MD. A SEDGE WREN continued to be heard at Finzel Swamp,
Garrett Co, MD on May 15.

An AMERICAN PIPIT was seen and heard flying over at West Friendship
Field in Howard Co, MD on May 15 and 16.

A well-described NELSON'S SPARROW was briefly seen and heard at the
Boardwalk Bridge in Accomack Co, VA on May 18 and 19. A SALTMARSH
SPARROW was enjoyed by many birders at Slaughter Beach-Marvel
Saltmarsh Preserve on May 16, and another was spotted in the marsh at
DuPont Nature Center (Mispillion) on May 19, both in Sussex Co, DE.

Warbler migration is winding down as many head north to their breeding
grounds. A SWAINSON'S WARBLER continued at Jefferson National
Forest-Deerfield Trail, Montgomery Co, VA with sightings for May
14-17. One was singing at Littleton Hunt Club Lane, and another was
singing at Cool Spring Road where it crosses the swamp, both in Sussex
Co, VA, on May 20. A well-described CONNECTICUT WARBLER surprised a
birder at Jefferson NF, Bedford Co, VA on May 16. MOURNING WARBLERS,
typically late migrants, were reported this week from several
locations. On May 17 one was seen at Blandair Regional Park, Howard
Co, MD, and another the same day at Greenbriar Park in
Charlottesville, VA. On May 18, a stunning male MOURNING WARBLER was
photographed at a backyard water feature in a yard in Harrisonburg,
Rockingham Co, VA. A male WILSON'S WARBLER, always scarce in the east
in spring, was seen foraging in willows at Back Bay NWR, Virginia
Beach, VA on May 15.

A SUMMER TANAGER continued at Fort DuPont Park, SE DC on May 14, and
one was seen at the Norman G. Wilder Wildlife Area, Kent Co, DE the
same day. On May 16, a male SUMMER TANAGER was seen at a private
residence in Warren Co, VA.

A DICKCISSEL was heard singing at Saint Jerome Neck Road, St. Mary's
Co, MD and another was at the Underwood Road area in Howard Co, MD,
both on May 14. Three DICKCISSELS were at Bristoe Station Battlefield,
Prince William Co, VA on May 18 and 19.

This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers, eBird records and various birding pages on Facebook.

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606,
https://anshome.org/naturalist-shop) is an excellent source for
guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.

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Please post reports before midnight Monday, identify the county as
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contact, e-mail or phone.

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Date: 5/21/19 7:29 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 5/21/19
This morning (5/21) at Rock Creek Park………

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 2
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 4
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Swainson's Thrush 4
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 3
House Finch
American Goldfinch 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 8
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 3

——Stables Area (Betsy)
Northern Parula

Observers: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Katharine Kravetz, David Lauter, Cathy Grossman, Betsy Lovejoy, Art Drauglis

Have Fun birding!

Wallace Kornack
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Date: 5/20/19 8:50 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Monday, May 20, 2019 165 Raptors 24 Mississippi Kites
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 20, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

14

63

387

Turkey Vulture

58

656

5847

Osprey

0

35

408

Bald Eagle

12

61

149

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

193

894

Cooper's Hawk

0

55

265

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

54

230

627

Red-tailed Hawk

2

22

157

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

2

137

Merlin

1

5

44

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

4

10

Mississippi Kite

24

36

36

Total:

165

1374

9178


Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 5:00 pm

Duration: 7 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi, Hal Wierenga

Observers: Sam Miller, Hal Wierenga, Alan and Sue Young


Visitors: Cindy Godwin, Kathy Calvert, Mary and Emmy DeLia, Joe
Hanfman

Weather: Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy; 79-90 degrees; fair to
good visibility; winds from the SW or WSW, 8-16 mph, gusting to 23
mph.

Raptor Observations: A record breaking, historic, unprecedented,
unexpected, exciting day! Sorry, I'm getting carried away, but 24
Mississippi Kites in a single day makes one giddy. Twelve were seen in
the first 43 minutes of the count, with one sighting of seven at once.
Most were intent on moving on, but there was also some insect chasing.
It was a mixture of adults and subadults; many had to be left unaged.
Previous records were 9 in one day, replaced by 11 yesterday and then
24 today. The previous seasonal record was 16. We feel that it is
likely that more passed by before the watch started this morning and
after it ended late this afternoon. Dragonflies (kite prey) were
abundant today. See photos by Sam Miller in ebird checklist (link
below).

Non-raptor Observations: Continuing female Ring-necked Duck,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (5), 11 Bobolinks

ebird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56566058

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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi ( <susiericc...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [ Site Profile] [ Day Summary] [
Month Summary]

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Site Description
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay
at the
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best
winds are
from the southwest.

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Date: 5/20/19 5:13 pm
From: 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Fw: [MDBirding] Mississippi Kite over Crofton
Correction - the time was 7:53 pm.

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----- Forwarded Message ----- From: "'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding...> To: "Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding...> Cc: Sent: Mon, May 20, 2019 at 8:11 PM Subject: [MDBirding] Mississippi Kite over Crofton While sitting on my Crofton patio this evening looking for nighthawks, I had the BEST bird I've seen in my 30 years here. At 6:53 an adult Mississippi Kite glided over my yard. It was just higher than tree top level and I got spectacular unobstructed binocular views as it passed over, than circled around once more for good measure. I got great views of the white head, gray body and wings, long tail and tapered wings. I don't think the kite flapped once, but glided effortlessly behind the tree line. I ran inside for my camera, but the kite did not reappear. Good birding!Fred ShafferCrofton, Anne Arundel

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Date: 5/20/19 5:11 pm
From: 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Mississippi Kite over Crofton
While sitting on my Crofton patio this evening looking for nighthawks, I had the BEST bird I've seen in my 30 years here. At 6:53 an adult Mississippi Kite glided over my yard. It was just higher than tree top level and I got spectacular unobstructed binocular views as it passed over, than circled around once more for good measure. I got great views of the white head, gray body and wings, long tail and tapered wings. I don't think the kite flapped once, but glided effortlessly behind the tree line. I ran inside for my camera, but the kite did not reappear. Good birding!Fred ShafferCrofton, Anne Arundel

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Date: 5/20/19 4:32 pm
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] 103rd Dorchester County spring bird count, May 4, 2019.
103rd DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND, SPRING BIRD COUNT, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2019. 146 species found by 11 observers working in 8 areas. No rarities either today or May 11.


SYMBOLISM: Canada goose 210 (7, 5-75) means the CG grand total is 210 with 7 parties’ totals ranging from 5 to 75. If a species doesn’t have any such parenthetical material it is “understood” that only one party found that species. With species seen by 3 parties, such as dunlin 397 (3, 45-292) if the range of counts, 45-292 is totaled (45 plus 292 = 337), if that total, 337, is subtracted from the grand total of 397 the number seen by the 3rd party can be determined, = 60.


WATERFOWL: Canada goose 210 (7, 5-75). wood duck 51 (8, 1-16). gadwall 2 (EIR). mallard 104 (6, 2-50). American black duck 26 (4, 1-12). green-winged teal 2 (EIR). surf scoter 1 (Hooper’s I.). long-tailed duck 1 (Hooper’s I.). bufflehead 1 (GR). ruddy duck 209 (3, 18-165).


northern bobwhite 0. wild turkey 22 (6, 1-12). horned grebe 1 (Hooper’s I.). rock pigeon 5 (3, 1-2). mourning dove 104 (6, 8-33). yellow-billed cuckoo 11 (3, 3-4). chuck-will’s-widow 27 (5, 1-9). whip-poor-will 2 (SS). chimney swift 39 (5, 2-11). ruby-throated hummingbird 15 (6, 1-6).


RALLIDS: clapper rail 40 (probably a new county high count; 3, 6-18). king rail 1(Steele Neck Road). Virginia rail 20 (4, 1-11). common gallinule 8 (2, 2-6).

SHOREBIRDS: black-necked stilt 6 (2, 1-5). black-bellied plover 7. semipalmated plover 172 (3, 1-167). killdeer 21 (5, 1-8). ruddy turnstone 7 (Swan Harbor). sanderling 6 (Swan Harbor). dunlin 397 (3, 45-292). least sandpiper 459 (3, 3-360). pectoral sandpiper 1. semipalmated sandpiper 8 (2, 3-5). short-billed dowitcher 9 (EIR). spotted sandpiper 1. solitary sandpiper 4 (4 parties saw 1 each). lesser yellowlegs 68 (5, 1-33). willet 22 (3, 2-11). greater yellowlegs 185 (6, 2-141).


LARIDS: laughing gull 517 (8, 2-144). ring-billed gull 24 (2, 2-22). herring gull 88 (3, 1-78). great black-backed gull 3 (Hooper’s I.). least tern 3 (3, parties with 1 each). Caspian tern 8 (Hooper’s I.). Forster’s tern 113 (4, 7-76). royal tern 2 (2, 1-1).


the PRIMITIVES, if you will: common loon 12 (2, 1-11). double-crested cormorant 341 (4, 1-325). AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN 1 (Blackwater). brown pelican 36 (Hooper’s I.). least bittern 2 (2, 1-1). great blue heron 101 (7, 1-46). great egret 71 (3, 1-35). snowy egret 32 (4, 1-19). green heron 14 (5, 1-9). black-crowned night heron 1. glossy ibis 10 (2, 3-7).


RAPTORS: black vulture 24 (5, 1-10). turkey vulture 172 (8, 3-60). osprey 145 (7, 1-42). northern harrier 7 (3, 1-4). Cooper’s hawk 1. bald eagle 114 (8, 1-46). red-tailed hawk 7 (5, 1-2). eastern screech-owl 19 (3, 4-10). great horned owl 10 (2, 4-6). barred owl 1.


WOODPECKERS: red-headed woodpecker 36 (probably an all-time county high; 5, 2-13). red-bellied woodpecker 29 (6, 1-10). downy woodpecker 16 (5, 1-5). hairy woodpecker 1. northern flicker 18 (6, 1-8). pileated woodpecker 17 (7, 1-4).


FLYCATCHERS: great crested flycatcher 133 (7, 4-36). eastern kingbird 37 (6, 5-13). eastern wood-pewee 17 (6, 1-7). Acadian flycatcher 6 (3 parties found 2 each). eastern phoebe 1 (locally only nest north of Route 50).


white-eyed vireo 29 (5, 1-12). yellow-throated vireo 3 (3 parties found 1 each). red-eyed vireo 68 (8, 3-17). blue jay 57 (8, 2-19). American crow 108 (7, 3-28). fish crow 23 (5, 1-8). crow unIDd 33 (2, 9-24). horned lark 12 (4, 1-7).


SWALLOWS: purple martin 72 (6, 3-40). tree swallow 118 (6, 5-36). bank swallow 4 (SS; Brookview). barn swallow 231 (7, 8-65).


LI’L SPRITES: Carolina chickadee 49 (7, 2-16). tufted titmouse 95 (8, 2-21). red-breasted nuthatch 1 (SS). brown-headed nuthatch 24 of the little things (6, 2-6). house wren 27 (6, 1-10). marsh wren 28 (4, 2-20). Carolina wren 81 (8, 1-22). blue-gray gnatcatcher 66 (7, 1-27).


THRUSH TYPES: eastern bluebird 51 (7, 1-21). veery 2. wood thrush 28 (6, 2-7). American robin 187 (6, 15-50). gray catbird 24 (5, 2-11). brown thrasher 25 (5, 1-11). northern mockingbird 99 (7, 1-25).


European starling 412 (7, 2-149). house sparrow 29 (4, 3-17). house finch 10 (3, 2-5). American goldfinch 41 (6, 2-14).


SPARROWS: eastern towhee 37 (8, 1-11). chipping sparrow 162 (8, 2-53; all of them utterly harmless and inoffensive). field sparrow 6 (3 parties found 2 each). Savannah sparrow 6 (3, 1-3). grasshopper sparrow 22 (6, 1-14). seaside sparrow 86 (4, 15-30). song sparrow 9 (1-4). swamp sparrow 9 (2, 1-8; locally breeding singers). white-throated sparrow 4 (2, 2-2). white-crowned sparrow 3 (2, 1-2). sparrow unIDd 3.


BLACKBIRD TYPES: eastern meadowlark 7 (declining). orchard oriole 47 (5, 5-22). red-winged blackbird 1,297 (7, 18-669). brown-headed cowbird 179 (7, 2-118). common grackle 798 (8, 5-295). boat-tailed grackle 18 (2, 2-16).


WARBLERS: yellow-breasted chat 6, (3 parties each with 2; I know, I know, I know … not considered a warbler anymore, but listed here just for old times’ sake). ovenbird 70 (8, 1-25). worm-eating warbler 18 (6, 1-6). black-and-white warbler 18 (3, 4-9). prothonotary warbler 6 (2, 1-5). common yellowthroat 182 (7, 8-58). American redstart 2 (2, 1-1). northern parula 7 (4, 1-3). magnolia warbler 1. yellow warbler 4 (3, 1-2). blackpoll warbler 1. black-throated blue warbler 1. pine warbler 60 (8, 2-13). myrtle warbler 15 (3, 1-12). yellow-throated warbler 7 (3, 1-5). prairie warbler 20 (4, 1-10).


the PRETTY ONES: summer tanager 38 (7, 1-10). scarlet tanager 3 (2, 1-2). northern cardinal 184 (7, 3-51). rose-breasted grosbeak 1. blue grosbeak 63 (7, 1-16). indigo bunting 55 (7, 3-25).


DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Sue & Wes Earp, Egypt Road, Blackwater N.W.R., Maple Dam Road (Shorter’s Wharf), Crocheron & associated nearby areas. Harry Armistead, Elliott Island Road in its entirety, Bestpitch, Steele Neck, Kraft Neck, and Lewis Wharf roads. Jeff Effinger & John Lowery, greater Hooper’s I. area, incl. Meekins Neck Rd. Ron Ketter, Madison area. Carl & Lee McCollough, greater Town Point Road area in the Neck District. George Radcliffe, 12 areas in the Neck District, incl. Ross Neck, Spocott Farm, and Horn Point. Suzanne Stitely, county north of Route 50, (Hurlock, N. Tara Rd., Brookview Bridge, Brookview borrow pit, Shiloh Turf Farm, Boy Scout Camp ,Galestown Newhart Mill, and Wesley Church roads). Matt Whitbeck, several restricted areas of Blackwater N.W.R. (Kentuck Swamp, Hayes Farm, McGraws Island & the refuge HQ). Major areas lacking coverage: Taylor’s Island and Cambridge.


APPRECIATION: Every compiler should be favored with participants such as on this count (and that of May 11). All submitted prompt and neat reports, the results of good efforts. Consequently, I was able to get the report of May 11 in very soon to the state coordinator, who indicated our report was the first in the state she had received.


EFFORT: 11 observers in 8 areas. 3:30 A.M. - 8 P.M. miles - 378 by car, 25 on foot. hours - 32 by car, 41 on foot. owling: 5 hours, 39 miles.


COMMENTARY & ANALYSIS: a more successful count compared with the official M.O.S. count of May 11 by virtue of their being 11 observers in 8 areas as opposed to 6 persons in 6 areas on May 11. On neither day was there much of a landbird flight as is so often the case here in spring, most of the neotrops and other migrant landbirds going along the Piedmont or in the mountains. Some term this the “coastal hiatus”. Still there were some very satisfying counts of common landbirds, especially breeding species.


In contrast to our “coastal hiatus, if that is what it was, on May 4 George Armistead birded 6 hours in Philadelphia at J.F.K. Park, right next to the sports complex, finding 76 species, a sora and 20 warbler species incl. 6 northern waterthrushes, 25 common yellowthroats, 26 northern parulas, 36 black-and-white warblers, 22 black-throated blue warblers, and a singing orange-crowned warbler. Many of these species were photographed, incl. the OCWA. Last year about the same date he had similar luck there. This park is not too far from the edge of the Piedmont. I think a lot of migrants in spring get somewhat dammed up on the west side of Delaware River and Chesapeake Bay.


There is a suite of birds here that are much easier to find on the 2nd weekend of May than on the first. These include yellow-billed cuckoo, Acadian flycatcher, eastern wood pewee, and indigo bunting. The buntings showed up earlier this spring than usual.


NON-AVIAN TAXA (27 species): reported from the Blackwater, Hooper’s Island, and Elliott Island sectors, in no special order:


white-tailed deer 12, sika deer 31, diamond-backed terrapin 17, Virginia opossum 2, red fox 3, muskrat 4, black racer 1, green frog 6, bullfrog 4, Fowler’s toad 4, southern leopard frog 7, gray squirrel 12 (6 in Vienna), fox squirrel 2 (1 Kraft Neck Road, the other near Savanna Lake), red-spotted purple 4, black swallowtail 1, tiger swallowtail 5, painted turtle 2, raccoon 1, cricket frog several choruses, cabbage white 3, black rat snake 2 (1 of them d.o.r.), tick unIDd 1 (on me; my F.O.Y.), carp 1 (caught by an angler), rough green snake 1, monarch 1, mourning cloak 1, hackberry emperor 1.


WEATHER, pretty good: temperature 69-83. winds calm or E5, then SE or S5, then SW15+, SW10, S10, then calm at finish. skies: fair, then mostly overcast and hazy, then fair for the duration. tides mostly high. Practically no tidal water on any of the roads.


10 SPECIES WITH THE HIGHEST COUNTS: red-winged blackbird 1,297. common grackle 798. laughing gull 517. least sandpiper 459. European starling 412. dunlin 397. double-crested cormorant 341. barn swallow 231. Canada goose 210. ruddy duck 191. bald eagle with 114 comes in 20th.


SPECIES SEEN BY 7 OR 8 PARTIES (31 species). several parties were limited by time and/or were in areas lacking in habitat diversity. So it is not surprising there were not more species shared by the majority of the areas. Those seen in 7 or 8 areas:


Canada goose, wood duck, laughing gull, great blue heron, turkey vulture, osprey, bald eagle (all 8 areas), pileated woodpecker, red-eyed vireo, blue jay, American crow, purple martin, barn swallow, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, Carolina wren, blue-gray gnatcatcher, eastern bluebird, northern mockingbird, eastern towhee, chipping sparrow, red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, common grackle, ovenbird, common yellowthroat, pine warbler, summer tanager, northern cardinal, blue grosbeak, and indigo bunting.


FAMILY GROUP SPECIES TOTALS: waterfowl 9. shorebirds 16. gulls & terns 4 each. heron types 9. owls 3. raptors 7. flycatchers 5. vireos 3. swallows 4. woodpeckers 6. warblers 15. sparrows 10. none of these especially outstanding but nevertheless respectable.


CORRIGENDUM for my report on the count of May 11. Being only human, I made a mistake in that report: “BIRDS SEEN BY ALL 6 PARTIES 924 species)”. That would be unusual, even in Colombia or Peru. I didn’t hit the upper case, that would have given me a parenthesis instead of the 9, so it should be “(24 species)”. That document is 1865 words or c. 10,000 key strokes (I type with just my 2 index fingers). Hunt and peck, or, as my first sergeant used to say, the biblical method (“seek and ye shall find”). That said, there may be other mistakes in the May 11 report, or in this one. If you notice any please let me know. Thanks.


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 5/20/19 3:19 pm
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Subject: [MDBirding] Redheaded Woodpeckers
There seem to be at least two breeding pairs of Red-headed WPs a the end of the boardwalk at Huntley Meadows in VA.  Very close and great looks. It is woodpecker central. Also found Red-bellied and Downy nest cavities near there. Flickers and Pileated were there too on morning of 19 May.
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Date: 5/20/19 11:09 am
From: 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Willow Flycatchers and Virginia Rail at Lilypons
Had 2 singing Willow Flycatchers at Lilypons. Birds sang repeatedly from the willows and shrubs between the wetland cells. Virginia Rail called once. Also present was a chat, Solitary Sandpiper and Yellow-billed Cuckoo.Fred ShafferCrofton, MD
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Date: 5/20/19 11:02 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
On Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:43:24 AM UTC-4, James Wilson wrote:
> Speaking of Zebra stripes ... go to this web page ...
>
> http://misscellania.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2019-05-18T06:00:00-04:00&max-results=20
>
> scroll down until you see a zebra. Watch short video. Rethink idea about wearing zebra stripes.
>
> Jim Wilson
> Queenstown

Looks like a fun site. ..but, too late, Jim. I expect the shirt this afternoon. It is warm enough that they are biting at night when I take the dog out - none of that buzzing nonsense, they know their objective. .

Jim

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Date: 5/20/19 10:58 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fewer Hummers
I only have one feeder in town - but no takers. We typically put out three (well spaced) feeders at home ...but the lone female that was around about a week ago is gone. A neighbor about 1/4 mi also typically feeds 3-4 Hummers each season has very little activity. We had bats early, not now - even tho' the flies have bloomed.

In early April I attempted to record a night bird (Whip-por-will?) that was deep into Nutters Neck WMA but until last night when I distinctly heard two, they have been absent. It has been an odd season so far.

The good news: now that the feral cat is dead ...Redbirds are nesting in both Hydrangias and Azaleas around the house.

Jim - off the Nanticoke

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Date: 5/20/19 6:48 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 5/20/19
This morning (5/20) at Rock Creek Park…..

Check List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56527647 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56527647>

——Yard Parking Lot (Gerry)
Blackpoll Warbler
Red-tailed Hawk
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

——Fence Line
Great Crested Flycatcher heard
Tufted Titmouse

——Maintenance Yard
American Redstart 2
Blackburnian Warbler
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-tailed Hawk
Barred Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 6
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 2
American Goldfinch 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 6
Indigo Bunting
House Sparrow

——Nature Center (Gerry)
Eastern Wood-Pewee heard
Acadian Flycatcher

——Dog Run (Marina, Gerry)
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay 6
American Crow
American Robin 9
Brown Thrasher 2
European Starling 3
Song Sparrow 4
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow 3

Observers: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Gerry Hawkins, Katharine Kravetz, Marina True

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 5/20/19 3:43 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore

Speaking of Zebra stripes ... go to this web page ...

http://misscellania.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2019-05-18T06:00:00-04:00&max-results=20

scroll down until you see a zebra. Watch short video. Rethink idea about wearing zebra stripes.

Jim Wilson
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Date: 5/19/19 8:42 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, May 19, 2019 67 species
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 19, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

3

49

373

Turkey Vulture

31

598

5789

Osprey

4

35

408

Bald Eagle

10

49

137

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

193

894

Cooper's Hawk

0

55

265

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

6

176

573

Red-tailed Hawk

1

20

155

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

1

2

137

Merlin

0

4

43

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

4

10

Mississippi Kite

11

12

12

Total:

67

1209

9013

Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 6 pm

Duration: 9 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Bill, Hubick, Hal Wierenga, Lynn Davidson



Visitors: Christians Morales, Raul Punsalan, Abby, Leo Dilling, Max
Ramey and family: Tom, Nicole and Alina.

Weather: Partly cloudy becoming mostly sunny; 73-86 degrees; fair to
good visibility; winds variable or with a southeast component, 3-14
mph with the higher velocities in the second half of the day

Raptor Observations: 11 Mississippi Kites, a new daily record! A
group of 4 (probable adults) at 11:42 Daylight Time, then 2 (one
adult, one subadult) at 2:08, and finally 5 together (2 adults, 3
subadults) at 5:20. A lot of swirling; one was clearly insect hunting.
The last five passed by fairly quickly.

Non-raptor Observations: Female Ring-necked Duck seen again today.
Pine Siskin heard by Bill Hubick. Fourteen butterfly species.

ebird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56518907

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at the
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Date: 5/19/19 11:01 am
From: Patrick Malone <pmalone...>
Subject: [MDBirding] green heron on C&O Canal today
seen just downstream from Marsden Bridge in Potomac. pix here:
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmcu7kRD

I’ve only seen these in Florida previously.


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Date: 5/19/19 9:18 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2:03:47 PM UTC-4, Steve Long wrote:
> My strategy for dealing with deer flies is as follows:  Take advantage
> of their preference for lighting high on their "prey" by removing a
> glove or opening s shirt sleeve and holding your arm up a little, then,
> when they light there, be ready to take advantage of their slow (for
> flies) reflexes and swat them with your other hand.  This eliminates
> THAT fly from the equation, but needs to be repeated for each fly as it
> starts buzzing you.  Just waving at them usually results in a whole
> swarm of flies building up in the air around you, and one will get in a
> bite while you are trying to deal with another one.  BTW, I have often
> seen swatted deer flies drop onto a road or sidewalk, then recover and
> fly away.  So, I make sure that I grind them with my foot while they are
> down to make sure they NEVER get up again.
>
> Steve Long, Oxford


Ya, Steve... They are tough. I stopped trying to kill them, there are simply too many. The 'workaround' is simply bailing when it is hot enough for them to start landing vs just mobbing you. I quit weedwacking the front ditch at about 10 am today, Sunday. There are fewer if I work in the woods.

James, I think I also heard about 'Blue'. From having to negotiate for territory with them for the last 25+ years, I find the temperature my best indicator. A white t-shirt is fine - 'till it is hot.

Ok, Gail... I will let you know. I just ordered a LS striped T-shirt from Amazon. I will look like I wandered off a County work-gang, but I am all for fewer bites.

Jim

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Date: 5/19/19 8:55 am
From: <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] 4 Mississippi Kites together
Fort Smallwood Park 11:42 am. Headed north

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Date: 5/19/19 6:32 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 5/19/19
This morning (5/19) at Rock Creek Park…..

——Equitation Field (Rodger)
Acadian Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Carolina Chickadee
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

——Stables Area (Betsy)
Ovenbird

——Maintenance Yard
American Redstart
Northern Parula 3
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse
House Wren 4
Swainson's Thrush 5
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 8

Observers: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Nick Constantinople, Katharine Kravetz, Ticker Scully, Lee Kimball, Kaleb Friend, Pat Malone, Jim Lemert, Matt Sileo, Lacy Dunham, Rodger Poore, Anna, Myles, Betsy Stephens, Amy Donovan, +

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
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Date: 5/18/19 9:05 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, May 18, 2019 5 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 18, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

2

46

370

Turkey Vulture

2

567

5758

Osprey

0

31

404

Bald Eagle

0

39

127

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

193

894

Cooper's Hawk

0

55

265

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

0

170

567

Red-tailed Hawk

0

19

154

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

1

136

Merlin

0

4

43

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

4

10

Mississippi Kite

0

1

1

Total:

5

1142

8946

Start Time: 8:45 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Sue Ricciardi, Chris Reed, Bill Hubick


Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Mostly cloudy with less cloud cover as the day progressed.
71-79 degrees. good to excellent visibility; winds easterly, 6-13 mph

Raptor Observations: Just a handful of raptors on the easterly winds.

Non-raptor Observations: Least Sandpiper (3), Canada Warbler,
Prothonotary Warbler

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Date: 5/18/19 5:55 pm
From: Edward Boyd <edboyd59...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
Bicknell's was split from Gray cheecked in 1998.

Ed Boyd
Westminster, MD

On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 5:49 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
wrote:

> No opinion, but wondering where the nomenclature "Bicknell's" came
> from...certainly the bird didn't suddenly appear out of thin air. Neither
> the 1966 Golden guide, nor the Peterson 4th ed. [1980] feature the bird,
> tho Peterson's mentions an Olive-backed Thrush which is equated with
> Swainson's. Sibley has the bird in 2003...
>
> Jim S
>
> On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 4:44 PM David Smith <lacsmith12...>
> wrote:
>
>> I took a few rather lousy photographs this morning of a *Catharus*
>> thrush within Catoctin National Park. I have attached two photographs of
>> the subject bird. To me, this bird lacks a distinct eyering, has extensive
>> yellow orange on the bill, warm brown upper parts, and reddish brown bases
>> to the wing coverts. I'm wondering whether it may be a Bicknell's Thrush. I
>> would love to hear comments from others on the list.
>> David Smith
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Date: 5/18/19 5:27 pm
From: 'Bird couple' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
That was my impression as well. Happy to be corrected!

Warren Strobel
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> On May 18, 2019, at 7:24 PM, thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
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> I was under the impression they were only reliably distinguished by voice.
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> Tom Beal
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> Subject: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
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> I took a few rather lousy photographs this morning of a Catharus thrush within Catoctin National Park. I have attached two photographs of the subject bird. To me, this bird lacks a distinct eyering, has extensive yellow orange on the bill, warm brown upper parts, and reddish brown bases to the wing coverts. I'm wondering whether it may be a Bicknell's Thrush. I would love to hear comments from others on the list.
> David Smith
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Date: 5/18/19 4:24 pm
From: thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
I was under the impression they were only reliably distinguished by voice.
Tom Beal


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Subject: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?

I took a few rather lousy photographs this morning of a Catharus thrush within Catoctin National Park. I have attached two photographs of the subject bird. To me, this bird lacks a distinct eyering, has extensive yellow orange on the bill, warm brown upper parts, and reddish brown bases to the wing coverts. I'm wondering whether it may be a Bicknell's Thrush. I would love to hear comments from others on the list. David Smith
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Date: 5/18/19 2:49 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
No opinion, but wondering where the nomenclature "Bicknell's" came
from...certainly the bird didn't suddenly appear out of thin air. Neither
the 1966 Golden guide, nor the Peterson 4th ed. [1980] feature the bird,
tho Peterson's mentions an Olive-backed Thrush which is equated with
Swainson's. Sibley has the bird in 2003...

Jim S

On Sat, May 18, 2019 at 4:44 PM David Smith <lacsmith12...> wrote:

> I took a few rather lousy photographs this morning of a *Catharus* thrush
> within Catoctin National Park. I have attached two photographs of the
> subject bird. To me, this bird lacks a distinct eyering, has extensive
> yellow orange on the bill, warm brown upper parts, and reddish brown bases
> to the wing coverts. I'm wondering whether it may be a Bicknell's Thrush. I
> would love to hear comments from others on the list.
> David Smith
> Mount Airy, MD
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Date: 5/18/19 1:44 pm
From: David Smith <lacsmith12...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Bicknell's Thrush?
I took a few rather lousy photographs this morning of a /Catharus/
thrush within Catoctin National Park. I have attached two photographs of
the subject bird. To me, this bird lacks a distinct eyering, has
extensive yellow orange on the bill, warm brown upper parts, and reddish
brown bases to the wing coverts. I'm wondering whether it may be a
Bicknell's Thrush. I would love to hear comments from others on the list.

David Smith
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Date: 5/18/19 12:16 pm
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
Maybe we should all wear zebra-striped clothing - like football referee’s shirts. Recent research showed biting flies far less apt to land on a striped coat than a unicolored one. The results were highly significant. Apparently reason zebras are striped.

Of course I am not sure that would be all that good for birding...maybe a bit conspicuous!

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville

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> My strategy for dealing with deer flies is as follows: Take advantage of their preference for lighting high on their "prey" by removing a glove or opening s shirt sleeve and holding your arm up a little, then, when they light there, be ready to take advantage of their slow (for flies) reflexes and swat them with your other hand. This eliminates THAT fly from the equation, but needs to be repeated for each fly as it starts buzzing you. Just waving at them usually results in a whole swarm of flies building up in the air around you, and one will get in a bite while you are trying to deal with another one. BTW, I have often seen swatted deer flies drop onto a road or sidewalk, then recover and fly away. So, I make sure that I grind them with my foot while they are down to make sure they NEVER get up again.
>
> Steve Long, Oxford
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>> On 5/18/2019 1:34 PM, JimC wrote:
>> Ticks are a constant, but we off the Nanticoke, and perhaps elsewhere, have something more bothersome this time of year: Deer Flies. Ticks are manageable because of their small numbers and specific locations, these are not. There are no chemical deterrents. They are quite carnivorous but their saliva's (word?) itching does not last as long as a tick's.
>>
>> The from-here's call them 'May Flies'. They live by the calendar. That is the good news, they typically burn themselves out in about 6 weeks. Deer Flies appear to have a simple regulator that makes a workaround possible; their aggression is temperature dependent. I can work outside if the temps are in the lower 70's and shady. If either the temp rises into the mid-70s and/or the Sun comes out, rather than simply buzz and circle, they come for blood. It seems they need your body temperature elevated to trigger their biting. (a windy day helps keep your body temp lower)
>>
>> Beekeeper's hats are good, but the typical, drapy bug shirt is not. They bite thru thin cotton and any mesh that is in contact with skin.
>>
>> Jim - across from Nutters Neck WMA
>>
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Date: 5/18/19 12:01 pm
From: James Bachman <JEBachman...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
I've been told that deer flies (and many flies) are attracted to the color blue. I have no idea if this is true. But I avoid wearing any blue clothing while birding during this season -- nothing to lose.

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Date: 5/18/19 11:03 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
My strategy for dealing with deer flies is as follows:  Take advantage
of their preference for lighting high on their "prey" by removing a
glove or opening s shirt sleeve and holding your arm up a little, then,
when they light there, be ready to take advantage of their slow (for
flies) reflexes and swat them with your other hand.  This eliminates
THAT fly from the equation, but needs to be repeated for each fly as it
starts buzzing you.  Just waving at them usually results in a whole
swarm of flies building up in the air around you, and one will get in a
bite while you are trying to deal with another one.  BTW, I have often
seen swatted deer flies drop onto a road or sidewalk, then recover and
fly away.  So, I make sure that I grind them with my foot while they are
down to make sure they NEVER get up again.

Steve Long, Oxford

On 5/18/2019 1:34 PM, JimC wrote:
> Ticks are a constant, but we off the Nanticoke, and perhaps elsewhere, have something more bothersome this time of year: Deer Flies. Ticks are manageable because of their small numbers and specific locations, these are not. There are no chemical deterrents. They are quite carnivorous but their saliva's (word?) itching does not last as long as a tick's.
>
> The from-here's call them 'May Flies'. They live by the calendar. That is the good news, they typically burn themselves out in about 6 weeks. Deer Flies appear to have a simple regulator that makes a workaround possible; their aggression is temperature dependent. I can work outside if the temps are in the lower 70's and shady. If either the temp rises into the mid-70s and/or the Sun comes out, rather than simply buzz and circle, they come for blood. It seems they need your body temperature elevated to trigger their biting. (a windy day helps keep your body temp lower)
>
> Beekeeper's hats are good, but the typical, drapy bug shirt is not. They bite thru thin cotton and any mesh that is in contact with skin.
>
> Jim - across from Nutters Neck WMA
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Date: 5/18/19 10:34 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] A travel alert to parts of the Eastern Shore
Ticks are a constant, but we off the Nanticoke, and perhaps elsewhere, have something more bothersome this time of year: Deer Flies. Ticks are manageable because of their small numbers and specific locations, these are not. There are no chemical deterrents. They are quite carnivorous but their saliva's (word?) itching does not last as long as a tick's.

The from-here's call them 'May Flies'. They live by the calendar. That is the good news, they typically burn themselves out in about 6 weeks. Deer Flies appear to have a simple regulator that makes a workaround possible; their aggression is temperature dependent. I can work outside if the temps are in the lower 70's and shady. If either the temp rises into the mid-70s and/or the Sun comes out, rather than simply buzz and circle, they come for blood. It seems they need your body temperature elevated to trigger their biting. (a windy day helps keep your body temp lower)

Beekeeper's hats are good, but the typical, drapy bug shirt is not. They bite thru thin cotton and any mesh that is in contact with skin.

Jim - across from Nutters Neck WMA

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Date: 5/18/19 10:24 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
Full moon is today. In any event other than rising an hour later each
night the moon's size diminishes slowly from night to night...

"The May moon will officially be full at 5:11 p.m. Eastern time on
Saturday, May 18, so it will look nearly full on Friday night, May 17,
completely full on Saturday night, and nearly full on Sunday night, May
19..."

Read More:
https://www.nj.com/news/2019/05/a-rare-type-of-full-blue-moon-is-coming-in-may-2019-and-its-also-a-flower-moon.html

Jim S

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> After reading this and as I was off yesterday I drove over to photograph
> the spectacle. Was there at low tide exposing horseshoe crabs as far as
> you could see. Shorebirds by the thousands in sharp breeding plumage.
> This will be a great trip, take bug spray in case there is no wind, I was
> fortunate. Kicking myself last night watching the full moon rise wishing I
> was there. It was awesome.
>
> Will be adding some photos to Instagram @davemitchellphotos
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Date: 5/18/19 9:39 am
From: Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
After reading this and as I was off yesterday I drove over to photograph the spectacle. Was there at low tide exposing horseshoe crabs as far as you could see. Shorebirds by the thousands in sharp breeding plumage. This will be a great trip, take bug spray in case there is no wind, I was fortunate. Kicking myself last night watching the full moon rise wishing I was there. It was awesome.

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Date: 5/18/19 6:45 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 5/18/19

This morning (5/18) at Rock Creek Park……

Fellow birders saw 12 warbler species: Ovenbird, Louisiana Waterthrush, Black-and-white, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Cape May, Parula, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Black-throated Green

——Ridge (Rodger)
Great Crested Flycatcher
Baltimore Oriole
Scarlet Tanager

——Long Path (Callan)
Louisiana Waterthrush
Acadian Flycatcher
Swainson’s Thrush
Scarlet Tanager

——Yard Parking Lot (Carol)
Northern Parula
House Finch

——Fence Line (Rodger)
Louisiana Waterthrush

——Maintenance Yard
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 2
Cape May Warbler 3
Northern Parula 5
Magnolia Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler 5
Black-throated Green Warbler
Mourning Dove 7
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 2
Baltimore Oriole
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Indigo Bunting 2

Observers: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Sally Wechsler, Carter Roberts, Carol McClellen, Callan Swensen, Matt Sileo, Warren Moriama, Mardi Hastings, Katharine Kravetz, Kaleb Friend, Sasha Litman, Rodger Poore, Amy Donovan, ++

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 5/17/19 8:52 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Friday, May 17, 2019 56 Raptors Mississippi Kite, White Pelicans
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 17, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

14

44

368

Turkey Vulture

21

565

5756

Osprey

1

31

404

Bald Eagle

1

39

127

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

192

893

Cooper's Hawk

0

55

265

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

15

170

567

Red-tailed Hawk

1

19

154

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

1

136

Merlin

1

4

43

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

1

4

10

Mississippi Kite

1

1

1

Total:

56

1137

8941

Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 4:00 pm

Duration: 7 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Dan Haas, Chris Reed, Hugh Hoffman


Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Mostly cloudy, becoming partly cloudy; 66-83 degrees; fair to
good visibility; winds mostly with a southwest component, 5-9 mph

Raptor Observations: First MISSISSIPPI KITE of the season. 9:38
Daylight Time. An adult, it was seen for about 20 seconds before
disappearing over the trees on the far edge of the pond. We waited
patiently for it to reappear, but no luck. Otherwise, like yesterday,
vultures and broadwings were the main feature, with most of the flight
after a period of a darker cloud layer.

Non-raptor Observations: A flock of 10 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS
gracefully flew northward on the far side of the pond. Yellow-billed
Cuckoo, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull, continuing female Ring-necked
Duck. From the parking lot upon leaving, Dan Haas spied a Black Tern
flying in the river. ebird checklist with photo of pelicans:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56429837

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Site Description
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay
at the
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best
winds are
from the southwest.


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Date: 5/17/19 1:51 pm
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Friday 5/17/19
Correction:

In the Maintenance Yard section, delete the two Black-and-White Warblers from the list and add two Bay-breasted Warblers.

I thank Leon Kass for noting the error.

Wallace Kornack
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Date: 5/17/19 12:04 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Meadowside Nature Center
Meadowside is where I had my life OSFL many years ago, perched atop a snag in a tree at the top of the meadow to the right of the Nature Center, where the small pond is. And the one turned into two when it was joined by another!⁰ Nice find!
Rick Sussman
Woodbine MD ⁰

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Date: 5/17/19 11:56 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Kentucky Warbler Mont. Co - correction
I heard and eventually saw and video recorded an atypical Kentucky Warbler singing today at Violettes Lock Road Mont Co today. I had mis identified the singer as a Prothonotary over the past few days. Very happy to see and hear a Kentucky on territory. Will correct eBird entries later.
Good birding
Don Simonson
Darnestown md

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Date: 5/17/19 10:22 am
From: 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Maybe a good last word on ticks...
Hi everyone, 
Sorry to be late in the game on the tick discussion. I was traveling and only saw subject lines,not the text of the messages, so I may be repetitive.  Still, I wanted to share what has become a game-changer for me.  
Early this spring I ordered Outdoor Research Bugout Gaiters.   They are treated with "EPA Registered Insect Shield Repellent Apparel" (trademarked) so I do not know what is actually in them. 
But what I DO know is that since having them, I have had only 2 ticks on me, both on my hands, so I suspect those were from places I put my hands (gates) and not crawl-up from vegetation.  This includes many walks at my favorite spot, Wooton's Landing in Anne Arundel County, which is a haven for armys and armys of various ticks.   I am positive there were plenty of ticks present as my poor dog was covered the last time I took her there! (yes, she is on effective preventative now).  Typical walks at Wooton's in previous years have had me de-ticking myself for hours, no matter what sprays and/or pants I was wearing. 
I love these gaiters; they seem quite effective. I have contracted Lyme before, and my physician doesn't want me in the woods or grass.  Well, I'm going outdoors as long as I am able. I just need to keep the ticks away - and these have done the tick-trick so far.  
They do NOT work for mosquitoes or flying pests.   They are available through REI and Amazon, as well as other retailers.  Looks like they are currently on sale as well (mine were $55.00 this spring).  
Best,
Joanne
Joanne Howl, DVMWest River, MD

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Sent: Fri, May 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Maybe a good last word on ticks...

The WAPOST's Health Section for 5/14 had a web site recommendation:https://tickencounter.org/
It's a project of the University of Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource Center © 2005 - 2018
Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
ps The Ring-necked duck was still hanging with the Wood Ducks yesterday...for locationhttps://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56333000
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Date: 5/17/19 9:19 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Maybe a good last word on ticks...
The WAPOST's Health Section for 5/14 had a web site recommendation:
https://tickencounter.org/

It's a project of the University of Rhode Island TickEncounter Resource
Center © 2005 - 2018

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member

ps The Ring-necked duck was still hanging with the Wood Ducks yesterday...for
location
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56333000

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Date: 5/17/19 8:54 am
From: Joshua Heiser <josheiser01...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Meadowside Nature Center
OSFL perched up on a dead tree visible from the nature center parking lot. I had to leave, but the bird was there 10 minutes ago. Also saw it about three hours earlier close to lake Frank, so should be sticking around in the area.

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Date: 5/17/19 7:27 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 5/17/19
This morning (5/17) at Rock Creek Park……

Fellow birders saw 8 warbler species: Worm-eating, Black-and-white, Redstart, Cape May, Parula, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Blue

Check List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56395042 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56395042>

——Equitation Field (Gerry, Jim)
Common Nighthawk flyby
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Carolina Wren
Wood Thrush
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting

——Yard Parking Lot (Gerry, +)
Red-tailed Hawk
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Baltimore Oriole

——Long Path (Jim)
Swainson’s Thrush
House Finch

——Fence Line (Gerry, Leon)
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo
Swainson's Thrush
House Finch

——Maintenance Yard
Worm-eating Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 2
American Redstart 4
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 7
Magnolia Warbler 6
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Mourning Dove 6
Chimney Swift 4
Great Blue Heron flyby
Barred Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 6
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse 4
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 5
House Finch
American Goldfinch 5
White-throated Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow 2 (Gerry,+)
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 3

Observers: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Katharine Kravitz, Warren Moreama, Gerry Hawkins, Hisao Yatsuhashi, Jim Lemert, Matt Sileo, Mike Flibbert, Davis, Liza, Pat Donavon

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
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Date: 5/17/19 5:52 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] 15 hours of song
A single Wood Thrush in our woods came online at about 5:15 am this morning. He followed a rooster crowing down the creek at 5:11 ..who also raised a Cardinal in less than a minute. Yesterday, the Thrush started at about the same time - but I got to catch his finale last night.

We have a gaming monitor in the kitchen with external speakers connected to a security camera in an Owl box ~500 feet from the house... I was listening to TV and watched it get dark - he was still singing. I went into the kitchen to wait-him-out.

At 8:16 it looked like he was done ..with a series of chirp-like sounds ..8:17 - he's back it. Then quiet. But, 8:24 ..again, full-throated. Then silence.

I figure that's was ~15 hrs/9min. It is a beautiful song.


Jim

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Date: 5/17/19 5:05 am
From: Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
That's fantastic, Judy. Glad you were able to see them!
Ann

> On May 16, 2019, at 3:53 PM, 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
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> Many, many thanks! Ann, your diections got me to the house, a very pleasant neighbor got me to the branch, a caring avian partner got me to her on the nest, as he fed her. And then he sat next to the nest and preened for ages! (Possibly sexes were reversed.) A most rewarding sighting. And now my spouse has a new life bird (one of about a dozen).
> Judy
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Date: 5/16/19 8:45 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Thursday, May 16, 2019 104 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 16, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

18

30

354

Turkey Vulture

51

544

5735

Osprey

2

30

403

Bald Eagle

2

38

126

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

2

192

893

Cooper's Hawk

1

55

265

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

26

155

552

Red-tailed Hawk

2

18

153

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

1

136

Merlin

0

3

42

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

3

9

Total:

104

1081

8885


Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 4:00 pm

Duration: 7 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Chris Reed, Hugh Hoffman, Hal Wierenga


Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Mostly cloudy becoming partly cloudy; 61-76 degrees; fair to
good visibility; winds calm at first, then either from the west or
WNW, 5-10 mph

Raptor Observations: Vultures and Broadwings dominated the flight
today.

Non-raptor Observations: Female Ring-necked Duck, Common Nighthawk
(8), four Green Herons flying together, Chimney Swifts numerous again
today

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Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay
at the
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best
winds are
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Date: 5/16/19 6:23 pm
From: Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Oh great Luck
I love it when those things happen. In my garden I have not seen as many warblers as last spring, but have been entertained by a large flock of cedar waxwings high up in the tulip poplar trees and a family of chickadees in one of my next boxes.

Lisa Wilcox Deyo
Carderock Springs
Bethesda, MD

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Date: 5/16/19 5:31 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Oh great Luck
Congrats Christians! And glad you had the presence of mind to look back to see the others. Sometimes the best birds are right in our own backyards.

Rick Sussman
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Date: 5/16/19 4:46 pm
From: Cristians Rivas <crivasof96...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Oh great Luck
So I am very much still a novice in birding, and thus, many birds are still new to me. Usually, I get really excited for birds most will dismiss as "seen already." Today I decided to just stay in my backyard, read and also bird watch. I live in a suburban house, there are not many trees to harvest great birds, thus, I was not expecting much.

Of course the day begin (at 5:30 PM) with House Sparrows and Finches, Starlings, Robins, Doves, and some other common ones. Nothing really in the sky until I see a Turkey Vulture. Then my luck became bright as I saw an Osprey. I sat again with common birds for another 1/2 hour. At around 6:30 I notice something flying in the sky which I could not identify immediately, and then it clicks, 2 Common Nighthawks! These were my first in my life, so I was thrilled. I follow them until they disappeared and looked back where they came from and I see about 60 more! Now I am loosing it. What a show! By 7 PM I have seen about 123 nighthawks pass in groups! Who would have thought that such a normal day would turn into such a treat!

Did anyone see them today?

Happy Birding!
Cristians
Glen Burnie, AAC

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Date: 5/16/19 2:09 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 05/15/19
05/15/19 - 710am-3pm
Hart-Miller Island, Essex, B Co., MD

WEATHER: Fair/PC, 46-72 degrees, W 8K- W 3K OBS: Don Burggraf, Kevin G

Canada Goose - 51
*MUTE SWAN - 2
Wood Duck - 2
Gadwall - 20
*AM WIGEON - 1
Am Black Duck - 8
Mallard - 51
Northern Shoveler - 2
Green-winged Teal - 1
Lesser Scaup - 2
Ruddy Duck - 19
Pied-billed Grebe - 3
Double-crested Cormorant - 48
Great Blue Heron - 18
Great Egret - 6
Snowy Egret - 1
Black Vulture - 1
Turkey Vulture - 1
Osprey - 14
Bald Eagle - 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Sora - 1
*COMMON GALLINULE - 1
American Coot - 8
Black-bellied Plover - 126
*AM GOLDEN-PLOVER - 1
Semipalmated Plover - 3
Killdeer - 2
*BLACK-NECKED STILT - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 13
Lesser Yellowlegs - 19
Solitary Sandpiper - 2
Spotted Sandpiper - 19
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 8
Least Sandpiper - 59
Dunlin - 5
*WILSON'S PHALAROPE - 1
Ring-billed Gull - 38
Herring Gull - 9
Great Black-backed Gull - 21
Least Tern - 1
Caspian Tern - 41
Forster's Tern - 1
Mourning Dove - 14
Chimney Swift - 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 2
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
Eastern Kingbird - 13
Blue Jay - 11
American Crow - 1
Fish Crow - 1
*COMMON RAVEN - 1
Purple Martin - 1
Tree Swallow - 24
N Rough-winged Swallow - 3
Bank Swallow - 2
Barn Swallow - 39
Carolina Chickadee - 2
Carolina Wren - 6
Marsh Wren - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 1
Swainson's Thrush - 1
Thrush Sp - 1
Gray Catbird - 8
Northern Mockingbird - 1
European Starling - 26
Cedar Waxwing - 2
Northern Parula - 2
Yellow Warbler - 7
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 10
Black-throated Green Warbler - 3
Pine Warbler - 1
Blackpoll Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 1
American Redstart - 10
Northern Waterthrush - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 18
Hooded Warbler - 1
Canada Warbler - 1
Eastern Towhee - 1
Song Sparrow - 3
*WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW - 1
Scarlet Tanager - 1
Northern Cardinal - 16
Blue Grosbeak - 3
Indigo Bunting - 6
*BOBOLINK - 14
Red-winged Blackbird - 149
Common Grackle - 1
Brown-headed Cowbird - 13
Orchard Oriole - 12 (8 males, 4 females)
American Goldfinch - 20
SPECIES: 100 INDIVIDUALS: 1118

MAMMALS: Red Fox - 1 WT Deer (tracks) Raccoon (tracks)

REPTILES: E Painted Turtle - 6 Garter Snake - 1

AMPHIBIANS: Fowler's Toad - 30 S Leopard Frog - 1

BUTTERFLIES
Black Swallowtail - 4
E Tiger Swallowtail - 1
Cabbage White - 8
Orange Sulphur - 7
Pearl Crescent - 7
Common Buckeye - 9
Painted Lady - 1
Wild Indigo Duskywing - 4

DRAGONFLIES
Common Green Darner - 2
Black Saddlebags - 2

DAMSELFLIES: Familiar Bluet - 10 Rambur Forktail - 5

MOTHS: Eastern Tent Caterpillar - 5

BEETLES: Seven-spotted Lady Beetle - 1 Bronzed Tiger Beetle - 5

FISHES: American Shad - 2 (captured by Ospreys)

Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 5/16/19 1:52 pm
From: missy Placed <9nationals...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cedar waxwings and nests
At Hains Point this morning, I saw two cedar waxwings fighting/mobbing a kingbird...
moments later, there’s the kingbird near the makings of a nest, pulling on strings.
Then the kingbird flies over to the waxwings in a nearby tree & they have a short "discussion."
Minutes later, a very alert cedar waxwing is putting the nest back together.

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Date: 5/16/19 1:19 pm
From: Suzanne Richman <suzanne_richman...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
Congratulations to both of you.


Suzanne

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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek

Many, many thanks! Ann, your diections got me to the house, a very pleasant neighbor got me to the branch, a caring avian partner got me to her on the nest, as he fed her. And then he sat next to the nest and preened for ages! (Possibly sexes were reversed.) A most rewarding sighting. And now my spouse has a new life bird (one of about a dozen).
Judy

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Date: 5/16/19 12:58 pm
From: Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Warbler Wave Violettes Lock Mont. Co
Thanks! I have a broken foot and can’t walk far which is why I asked.



Please excuse brevity and odd autocorrections


> On May 16, 2019, at 1:32 PM, Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> wrote:
>
> The intersection of Violettes Lock Road and River Road (md route 190).
> Sorry to have been imprecise
>
>> On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 7:04 AM Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...> wrote:
>> On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:21:11 AM UTC-4, Don Simonson wrote:
>> > Twenty species of warblers detected between 7:30 am and 9:00 this morning at Violette's Lock, C and O Canal, Mont. Co. At the top of the road, Lots of Black-throated Green, and Prothonotary for the third time in ten days.
>> > Good birding!
>> > Don Simonson, Darnestown MD
>>
>> Where do you mean when you say the top of the road?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Lisa Wilcox Deyo
>> Bethesda, MD
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Date: 5/16/19 12:53 pm
From: 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
Many, many thanks! Ann, your diections got me to the house, a very pleasant neighbor got me to the branch, a caring avian partner got me to her on the nest, as he fed her. And then he sat next to the nest and preened for ages! (Possibly sexes were reversed.) A most rewarding sighting. And now my spouse has a new life bird (one of about a dozen).
Judy

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Date: 5/16/19 11:54 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Mississippi kite
And yesterday afternoon, Hans Holbrook reported a Swallow-tailed Kite near Konterra Fields, and posted a photo in eBird.

Marcia
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> On May 16, 2019, at 2:35 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
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> Excellent. Maybe it will be another good year for them on this side of the Potomac!
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine MD
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Date: 5/16/19 11:35 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Mississippi kite
Excellent. Maybe it will be another good year for them on this side of the Potomac!
Rick Sussman
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Date: 5/16/19 10:32 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Warbler Wave Violettes Lock Mont. Co
The intersection of Violettes Lock Road and River Road (md route 190).
Sorry to have been imprecise

On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 7:04 AM Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...>
wrote:

> On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:21:11 AM UTC-4, Don Simonson wrote:
> > Twenty species of warblers detected between 7:30 am and 9:00 this
> morning at Violette's Lock, C and O Canal, Mont. Co. At the top of the
> road, Lots of Black-throated Green, and Prothonotary for the third time in
> ten days.
> > Good birding!
> > Don Simonson, Darnestown MD
>
> Where do you mean when you say the top of the road?
>
> Thanks,
> Lisa Wilcox Deyo
> Bethesda, MD
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Date: 5/16/19 10:24 am
From: David Mozurkewich <mozurk...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Mississippi kite


A Mississippi Kite spent several minutes hunting over the parking lot at
the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel County, today, May 16, at
about 12:30.


David Mozurkewich

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Date: 5/16/19 10:19 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
Not to make an argument over this, but, please think about what you are
saying.  What is the value to the human species from YOU seeing a bird? 
Why burn gas to do that?  You did it solely for your enjoyment.  And the
people who idled their car probably did that to increase their
comfort/enjoyment, too.  You both could have stayed home and saved-up
your money to buy electric cars, right?

I am not trying to say that you are a "bad person", but I am trying to
get you to realize that you really aren't THAT much different from the
folks you criticized.

And that is the last I am going to say on the subject.  Let's get back
to discussing birds.

Steve

On 5/16/2019 11:49 AM, Timothy Boucher wrote:
> Hi - to answer to all your questions (mostly good) - we only own one car, we telecommute or I ride my bike to work, we do most of our birding in our backyard (I built a stream-pond and plant native plants to attract and feed birds).
>
> However, we do drive to birding spots - there is almost no choice in that - but there is no excuse to leave your car idling for an extended period 15-20 minutes while waiting for weather to clear or whatever.
>
> It's not about being perfect, it's about trying just a little harder than we are at the moment.
>
> Tim
>
> On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:17:14 AM UTC-4, Steve Long wrote:
>> Did the guy who started this thread use an electric car or a
>> bicycle to get to the parking lot where he saw those birders
>> sitting in a car with its engine running?  It seems a lot of folks
>> are becoming conscious of what OTHER people are contributing to
>> global warming, while having a blind spot for their own
>> contributions.
>>
>> That said, I would not be surprised if some species of birds
>> out-survived ALL species of hominids.  So, we really need to think
>> about how to save ourselves (from ourselves).
>>
>>
>>
>> Steve Long, Oxford
>>
>>
>>
>> On 5/16/2019 10:27 AM, thbeal via
>> Maryland & DC Birding wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Should not be looking
>> down for stones to cast, but up at birds.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Tom
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>> Sent: Thu, May 16, 2019 7:34 am
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>> Subject: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
>>
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>>
>>
>> Should not be sitting in a car lot idling
>> their car engine, polluting the air, contributing to
>> climate change, and wasting fossil fuels.
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Date: 5/16/19 9:11 am
From: Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
Judy,
I usually park on 3 Oaks Dr off Sligo and walk up through the townhouses to the park. It's about 2 blocks. Congratulations on the black-crowned night-heron, not seen very often around here!
Ann


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> Thanks so much, Ann. I tried to get there but met up with a private community. Will try another way around. Did get to show my non-birding husband a beautiful close up resting black-crowned night heron by the creek.
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Date: 5/16/19 8:56 am
From: 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
Thanks so much, Ann. I tried to get there but met up with a private community. Will try another way around. Did get to show my non-birding husband a beautiful close up resting black-crowned night heron by the creek.

Judy

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Date: 5/16/19 8:51 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Dorchester May 11 count
104th DORCHESTER COUNTY, MD, SPRING BIRD COUNT, MAY 11, 2019, in full (the 1st 104 are the hardest). 145 species, 6 observers in 6 areas:


ABBREVIATION: EIR, Elliott Island Road.


SYMBOLISM. Canada goose 114 (6, 5-32) shows a grand total of 114 geese seen by 6 parties whose counts ranged from 5 to 32. If a bird has no such parenthetical information, such as black-necked stilt 3, that indicates it was only seen by one party. With species seen by 3 parties, such as black-bellied plover 29 (3, 1-22) by subtracting the sum of the low total (1) and the high (22), sum = 23, the number seen by the 3rd party (6) can be determined. Species counts of special interest are boldfaced and underscored.


WATERFOWL: Canada goose 114 (6, 5-32). wood duck 14 (5, 1-6). mallard 67 (6, 2-22). American black duck 25 (3, 7-14). green-winged teal 1 female (EIR). ruddy duck 47 (2, 18-29, Hurlock & EIR).


northern bobwhite 7 (2, 3-4; still a few persisting). wild turkey 26 (3, 1-11). rock pigeon 87 (probably an all-time high; 2, 30-57). mourning dove 140 (6, 4-85). yellow-billed cuckoo 5 (3, 1-2). chuck-will’s-widow 10 (3, 1-6). whip-poor-will 4 (north). chimney swift 24 (5, 1-12). ruby-throated hummingbird 5 (3, 1-2).


RALLIDS: clapper rail 15 (2, 3-12). Virginia rail 19 (2, 5-14). common gallinule 7 (2, 1-6).


SHOREBIRDS: black-necked stilt 3 (EIR). black-bellied plover 29 (3, 1-22).

semipalmated plover 21 (2, 9-12). killdeer 9 (4, 1-4). ruddy turnstone 5 (Swan Harbor). sanderling 4 (Swan Harbor). dunlin 273 (3, 25-138). least sandpiper 89 (4, 1-50). pectoral sandpiper 11. semipalmated sandpiper 121 (3, 8-73). short-billed dowitcher 6. spotted sandpiper 3 (2, 1-2). solitary sandpiper 2 (2, 1-1). lesser yellowlegs 15 (low; 2, 3-12). willet 23 (3, 2-12). greater yellowlegs 25 (3, 2-18).


LARIDS: laughing gull 1,073 (6, 10-375). ring-billed gull 15 (2, 4-11). herring gull 69 (Hooper’s I.). great black-backed gull 4 (Hooper’s I.). least tern 4 (Vienna). Caspian tern 8 (2, 2-6). common tern 3 (Hooper’s I.). Forster’s tern 62 (2, 1-61).


the PRIMITIVES: common loon 1 (Hooper’s I.). double-crested cormorant 407 (3, 2-397). brown pelican 62 (Hooper’s I.). least bittern 6 (2, 1-5). great blue heron 102 (6, 2-37). great egret 48 (3, 1-28). snowy egret 17 (3, 1-14). green heron 9 (4, 1-6). black-crowned night heron 2.


RAPTORS: black vulture 24 (6, 2-11). turkey vulture 127 (6, 1-55). osprey 101 (6, 1-45). northern harrier 3 (2, 1-2). bald eagle 102 (6, 1-40). red-shouldered hawk 2 (2, 1-1). red-tailed hawk 6 (4, 1-2). eastern screech-owl 4 (3, 1-2). great horned owl 1 (declining?).


belted kingfisher 1 (EIR). red-headed woodpecker 21 (4, 1-8; woodpecker with the highest count, as was the case May 4 also !!; increasing). red-bellied woodpecker 14 (4, 2-5). downy woodpecker 10 (5, 1-3). hairy woodpecker 3 (1 each by 3 parties). northern flicker 12 (5, 1-3). pileated woodpecker 13 (6, 1-4).


FLYCATCHERS: great crested flycatcher 89 (6, 5-40). eastern kingbird 51 (5, 2-18). eastern wood-pewee 27 (6, 2-10). Acadian flycatcher 6 (3, 1-4). eastern phoebe 1 (north).


white-eyed vireo 32 (5, 2-9). yellow-throated vireo 4 (2, 2-2). red-eyed vireo 31 (4, 1-14). blue jay 39 (6, 1-11). American crow 91 (6, 3-31). fish crow 16 (6, 1-6). crow unIDd 24 (2, 11-13). horned lark 28 (3, 6-14).


SWALLOWS: purple martin 169 (3, 22-125). tree swallow 142 (6, 1-65). northern rough-winged swallow 2 (Brookview). bank swallow 0 (the colony at Brookview seems to be kaput). cliff swallow 2 (Brookview). barn swallow 228 (5, 6-75).


LI’L SPRITES: Carolina chickadee 30 (6, 1-9). tufted titmouse 39 (5, 3-12). brown-headed nuthatch 19 of the little things (low; 4, 3-7). house wren 15 (5, 1-8). marsh wren 20 (low; 3, 2-15). Carolina wren 47 (5, 3-12). blue-gray gnatcatcher 35 (4, 1-20).


THRUSH TYPES: eastern bluebird 49 (6, 1-16). Swainson’s thrush 1. wood thrush 11 (4, 1-6). American robin 114 (5, 2-40). gray catbird 30 (4, 3-13). brown thrasher 16 (5, 1-5). northern mockingbird 58 (5, 5-18).


European starling 259 (5, 2-80). cedar waxwing 4 (3, 1-2). house sparrow 24 (3, 2-12). house finch 11 (2, 4-7). American goldfinch 29 (4, 3-13).


SPARROWS: eastern towhee 7 (4, 1-2). chipping sparrow 89 (5, 4-28; all of them utterly harmless AND inoffensive). field sparrow 10 (5, 1-4). vesper sparrow 2 (north; CMcA). Savannah sparrow 5 (2, 1-4). grasshopper sparrow 20 (2, 5-15). seaside sparrow 45 (3, 7-26; in decline, I think). saltmarsh sparrow 2 (EIR; in drastic decline). song sparrow 9 (4, 1-3). swamp sparrow 6 (EIR; singing, breeding birds).


eastern meadowlark 4 (2, 1-3). orchard oriole 34 (6, 1-16). Baltimore oriole 1. red-winged blackbird 590 (5, 18-300). brown-headed cowbird 73 (5, 2-40). common grackle 325 (5, 6-138). boat-tailed grackle 13 (2, 3-10).

yellow-breasted chat 11 (4, 1-4).


WARBLERS: ovenbird 31 (5, 1-18). worm-eating warbler 14 (4, 1-9). Louisiana waterthrush 2 (2, 1-1; north). northern waterthrush 1 (EIR). black-and-white warbler 5 (3, 1-2). prothonotary warbler 4 (3, 1-2). common yellowthroat 90 (6, 2-55). hooded warbler 1 (north). American redstart 3. Cape May warbler 1 (MW). northern parula 7 (3, 1-3). magnolia warbler 1. yellow warbler 1. blackpoll warbler 2 (2, 1-1). pine warbler 28 (6, 1-11). myrtle warbler 2. yellow-throated warbler 4 (2, 1-3). prairie warbler 8 (3, 1-4). black-throated green warbler 2 (MW).


summer tanager 25 (6, 1-11). scarlet tanager 8 (2, 2-6). northern cardinal 80 (5, 5-28). blue grosbeak 35 (6, 2-12). indigo bunting 46 (6, 3-18).


DRAMATIS PERSONAE: Terry Allen, Egypt Road, Blackwater N.W.R., Maple Dam Road (Shorter’s Wharf). Harry Armistead, Elliott Island Road in its entirety, Bestpitch, Steele Neck, Kraft Neck, Lewis Wharf, Middletown Branch, and Drawbridge roads. Jeff Effinger, greater Hooper’s I. area, incl. Meekins Neck Rd. Colin McAllister, county north of Route 50, mostly the NE sector, including N. Tara Rd. Suzanne Stitely, county north of Route 50, mostly the NW sector, including Hurlock. Colin & Suzanne both joined forces to do the important Brookview area, with its special swallows. Matt Whitbeck, several restricted areas of Blackwater N.W.R. Major areas lacking coverage were Taylor’s Island and the Neck District.


10 SPECIES WITH THE HIGHEST COUNTS: laughing gull 1,073. red-winged blackbird 540. double-crested cormorant 407. common grackle 325. dunlin 273. European starling 259. barn swallow 228. purple martin 169. tree swallow 142. mourning dove 140.


BIRDS SEEN BY ALL 6 PARTIES 924 species): Canada goose, mallard, mourning dove, laughing gull, great blue heron, black vulture, turkey vulture, osprey, bald eagle, pileated woodpecker, great crested flycatcher, eastern wood-pewee, blue jay, American crow, fish crow, tree swallow, Carolina chickadee, eastern bluebird, orchard oriole, common yellowthroat, pine warbler, summer tanager, blue grosbeak, indigo bunting.


EFFORT: 6 observers in 6 areas. 3:30 A.M. - 7:30 P.M. miles, 21 on foot, 327 by car. hours, 28 on foot, 26 by car. owling, 3 hours, 29 miles. Some rounding off for some of this.


WEATHER. Temperature range 63-71. some fog early, otherwise visibility excellent. winds calm then NW10-15 then NE15-20. clear then overcast 15% (6 A.M.), 95% (10 A.M.), 85% (at noon), and completely overcast from 3 P.M. on. last night, well before dawn, 0.4” of rain. Lots of standing water in the fields. high tide and rising (at EIR) at 6:05 A.M. low tide at Bestpitch at 3 P.M. low tide at EIR at 5:45 P.M. but rising fast. Some occasional light sprinkles at 2:30 P.M. for about half-an-hour. far as birding goes not a bad day for the weather.


FAMILY GROUP REPRESENTATION: waterfowl 6 species (poor). rallids 3 (poor). shorebirds 16 (O.K.). larids 8 (O.K.). raptors (diurnal) 7 (poor). sparrows 10 (O.K.). warblers 19 (good, considering there was hardly any flight). owls 2 (poor).


NON-AVIAN TAXA [animals] (26 species): reported from Hooper’s Island and EIR, in no special order: lone star tick 6, white-tailed deer 4, eastern cottontail 7, cabbage white 3, sulphur unIDd 4, amber-colored dragonflies 60 (I don’t know what they’re called; Kraft Neck Road, the best place for butterflies and dragonflies I know of hereabouts), box turtle 1, mud turtle 2, question mark 1, gray squirrel 10, diamond-backed terrapin 7, green frog 10, bullfrog 2, sika deer 23, southern leopard frog 3, green tree frog 1, carp (thronging in the isolated tidal pools of EIR yet none seen there May 4), red fox 2 d.o.r. & 1 alive, all of them kits, snapping turtle 1, painted turtle 3, cricket frog 3 choruses (however many there are in the average chorus), snakehead 1 (caught by anglers), red-spotted purple 8, tiger swallowtail 4, silver-spotted skipper 3, and monarch 1.


COMMENTARY. Now in the old days an entire suite of species could be counted on to be seen EVERY time. These included mute swan, blue-winged teal, black rail, sora, American woodcock, Henslow’s sparrow, sedge wren, common nighthawk, barn owl, cattle egret, and American kestrel. These were all missed on May 11 AND May 4, when there was coverage in 8 areas.


With only a few northern-montane-spruce forest warblers and 1 migrant thrush species, safe to say there was hardly any flight today. Commentary on these counts last year, done rather exhaustively, holds up well for this year and for the most part is not reiterated here. If you want to see this let me know. Nothing much new in 2019. My report on the results of the May 4 count will be finished in a week or so.


The big disparity in the numbers of some species per area is due mainly to the fact that some areas have little or no tidal marsh or open bays. One party was done all on foot. Areas south of Route 50 have no shot at birds such as whip-poor-will, vesper sparrow, Louisiana waterthrush, and some of the swallows.


MANY THANKS TO THE PARTICIPANTS, who all put in good effort and achieved excellent results. This report done somewhat frantically as our move to new quarters is still ongoing. Since our first (partial) move April 15 life has been chaotic and exhausting. Consequently, there may be a few MISTAKES here. If you notice any please let me know. Thank you.


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 5/16/19 8:49 am
From: Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
Hi - to answer to all your questions (mostly good) - we only own one car, we telecommute or I ride my bike to work, we do most of our birding in our backyard (I built a stream-pond and plant native plants to attract and feed birds).

However, we do drive to birding spots - there is almost no choice in that - but there is no excuse to leave your car idling for an extended period 15-20 minutes while waiting for weather to clear or whatever.

It's not about being perfect, it's about trying just a little harder than we are at the moment.

Tim

On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:17:14 AM UTC-4, Steve Long wrote:
> Did the guy who started this thread use an electric car or a
> bicycle to get to the parking lot where he saw those birders
> sitting in a car with its engine running?  It seems a lot of folks
> are becoming conscious of what OTHER people are contributing to
> global warming, while having a blind spot for their own
> contributions.
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> That said, I would not be surprised if some species of birds
> out-survived ALL species of hominids.  So, we really need to think
> about how to save ourselves (from ourselves).
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Date: 5/16/19 8:46 am
From: Scott Young <wsyacy...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Birders who really care about birds
On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 11:45:01 AM UTC-4, Scott Young wrote:
> I must say, I did not take his message as directed specfically at birders (despite the run in from the title), but at any humans that are ignoring the effects we are having on climate change. In this case, that would include parents that idle their cars at bus stops on winter mornings to keep their kids warm, a pet peeve of mine. I would expect that birders are among the most conscientious but we can all do better if we are to have a variety of birds to admire in the future.

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Date: 5/16/19 8:45 am
From: Scott Young <wsyacy...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Birders who really care about birds
I must say, I did not take his message as directed specfically at birders (despite the run in from the title), but any humans that are ignoring the effects we are having on climate change. In this case, that would include parents that idle their cars at bus stops on morning winters to keep their kids warm, a pet peeve of mine. I would expect that birders are among the most conscientious but we can all do better if we are to have a variety of birds to admire in the future.

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Date: 5/16/19 8:26 am
From: Beth Kantrowitz <kantrowitz...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
On Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00:40 PM UTC-4, Matthew Felperin wrote:
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> As a naturalist with Prince George’s county parks, I am gauging interest in a possible last minute birding trip this Monday coinciding with the horseshoe crab breeding cycle. I’m sure all of you know how incredible this natural phenomenon is, highlighted by red knots and other long distance migrants. I would be taking us in a park bus from Patuxent river park (upper Marlboro) and/or a meeting point in Bowie off of rt. 50. Transportation and any entrance fees would be provided, at a cost of roughly $25 per person. We would ideally be heading out around 7/7:30 am and heading back before or just after sunset. I offer my interpretation, but I imagine it to be more of a collaborative effort for spotting and ID. If folks want to do eBird counts, that’s great too! We have spots for about 13 people. If you are interested, please send me a message separate from the message thread. Do hurry!
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I would really love to go but I have no way to get to the meeting spot (I'm in Hyattsville with no car).

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Date: 5/16/19 8:17 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
Did the guy who started this thread use an electric car or a bicycle to
get to the parking lot where he saw those birders sitting in a car with
its engine running?  It seems a lot of folks are becoming conscious of
what OTHER people are contributing to global warming, while having a
blind spot for their own contributions.

That said, I would not be surprised if some species of birds
out-survived ALL species of hominids.  So, we really need to think about
how to save ourselves (from ourselves).

Steve Long, Oxford

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Date: 5/16/19 7:27 am
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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
Should not be looking down for stones to cast, but up at birds.
Tom


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Should not be sitting in a car lot idling their car engine, polluting the air, contributing to climate change, and wasting fossil fuels.

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Date: 5/16/19 7:17 am
From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birders who really care about birds
Sam Miller found a very vocal BICKNELL’S THRUSH on the railroad trail at Jug Bay this morning. I had a singing Grey-cheeked and a POTENTIAL BITH just past the entrance gate to Sandy Point SP.

Jug Bay is open to the public tomorrow. Get your bikes out or walking shoes on... the trushes are in!

All the birds,

Dan Haas
St. Margaret’s

> On May 16, 2019, at 9:50 AM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
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>> On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:33:55 AM UTC-4, Timothy Boucher wrote:
>> Should not be sitting in a car lot idling their car engine, polluting the air, contributing to climate change, and wasting fossil fuels.
>
> That's a thin line you're tiptoeing on. Is it ok for teams of birders to madly drive across all of New Jersey in search of birds for the World Series of Birding, once a year (not counting scouting trips)? Or do you see that as a waste of gas, contributing to climate change too? Do you bird only in your yard or places you can walk to, in an effort to reduce your carbon footprint? Pointing fingers at a group that obviously cares very much about birds and the overall health of the planet seems ill advised to me. Being a good steward of the planet and its resources starts at home.
>
> Rick Sussman (who birds his yard every day, on foot)
> Woodbine, MD
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Date: 5/16/19 6:51 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Birders who really care about birds
On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:33:55 AM UTC-4, Timothy Boucher wrote:
> Should not be sitting in a car lot idling their car engine, polluting the air, contributing to climate change, and wasting fossil fuels.

That's a thin line you're tiptoeing on. Is it ok for teams of birders to madly drive across all of New Jersey in search of birds for the World Series of Birding, once a year (not counting scouting trips)? Or do you see that as a waste of gas, contributing to climate change too? Do you bird only in your yard or places you can walk to, in an effort to reduce your carbon footprint? Pointing fingers at a group that obviously cares very much about birds and the overall health of the planet seems ill advised to me. Being a good steward of the planet and its resources starts at home.

Rick Sussman (who birds his yard every day, on foot)
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Date: 5/16/19 6:48 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wood thrush's early start...
This morning it was ~5:15! We have a microphone in the Owl box, currently occupied by Crested Flycatchers, with a speaker in the kitchen; he got me up. I leave about 7 - back at 6:30 - and this guy is still singing. It is a single bird deep in our woods. This has been a routine for the last few years. I believe Marjie found a nest in a holly once but it was low and we have black snakes that are excellent climbers. (but few rodents!)

Jim

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Date: 5/16/19 6:35 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Hacking the VOICE: Swan song for THE VOICE OF THE NATURALIST (long)
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:17:06 PM UTC-4, Don Simonson wrote:
> One more memory to add to the VOICEs of thanks to Steve Cordle and Lydia Schindler:
>
> In the mid-1960's as a teenager, I remember running (literally) to the Audubon Bookshop after school on the day of the week that the weekly VOICE OF THE NATURALIST recording was made. I ran from Western High School (now Duke Ellington School for the Arts) at 35th and Reservoir Road NW, to the Audubon Bookshop at Wisconsin and Q St NW.
>
> Once inside the bookstore, I would loiter, trying to eavesdrop on the transcriber (Claudia Wilds?) reading the hand-written list of sightings into the answering machine.
>
> Of course I had no cell phones then. The 30-minute after-school city bus ride and walk home to reach my house so I could call the VOICE from home was unbearable. Even worse, by the time I got home, my mother, brother and sister were all in contention for that single landline. Phone time was rationed among us kids, I would try to beat my siblings home to get the phone first - impossible! Surely all the good birds from the week would be gone by the time I got a turn on the phone to call the VOICE.
>
> One such "Voice" afternoon at the bookshop, I met another slightly younger lad at the Audubon bookshop, also ostensibly browsing! He was Byron Swift from St. Albans, he had also figure out this hack.
>
> Soon my friend Jon Higman from Western HS joined us after school, and we three formed our own bird club: the Holy Order of Loggerhead Shrikes (we are all still active birders and friends 51 years later).
>
> Ann Morton, the willowy blonde bookstore manager, was both amused and exasperated by these very polite but non-buying teenage boys taking up most of the tiny bookshop's sales floor, as well as by my (doubtless ill-concealed) schoolboy crush on her.
>
> Ann resorted to allowing us into the tiny office to read the list ourselves, if we agreed not to come early and loiter. Once we had read the list, we would race out the door to see what we could find nearby in Montrose Park, Glover-Archbold Park, Battery Kemble Park, the Georgetown Reservoir or Rock Creek Park before dinner.
>
> Good birding!
> Don Simonson, Darnestown MD



Don, Interesting to read such a difference in experience at that age and your ability to retain that focus over such a long period of time.

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Date: 5/16/19 6:29 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Birders who really care about birds
On Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:33:55 AM UTC-4, Timothy Boucher wrote:
> Should not be sitting in a car lot idling their car engine, polluting the air, contributing to climate change, and wasting fossil fuels.

Timothy, You sure this is directed at the right audience? ...or someone specific you are not mentioning? My impression here and looking at Audubon and Living Bird magazines ...these people are not targets for your ire. If any group wishes the entire of nature well, this is certainly one of them.

Jim

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Date: 5/16/19 5:35 am
From: Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
The nest can be viewed from 7 Oaks Park, looking up Caroline to the right about 3 houses. Probably not easy to find unless you saw it before the tree leafed out. It appears that the chicks have not hatched yet and the adult on the nest is not easy to see. Sometimes the other adult is nearby. Unfortunately, road crews have disrupted Sligo Creek in that section, and I don't know where they are hunting, although I walk that stretch every few days. If the nest is successful the young should be visible later on before they fledge. I had some good views of them in June last year.

Ann Hobbs
Silver Spring, MD

> On May 16, 2019, at 8:12 AM, 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
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> Are the birds still near their nesting area and, if so, where? Or have they dispersed and hard to find now?
> Thanks for any help.
> Judy Bromley
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Date: 5/16/19 5:33 am
From: Albert Hall <tunnel.light...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
Amen!

Scott Young
Gaithersburg

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Date: 5/16/19 5:12 am
From: 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Seeking Yellow-crowned Night Herons in Sligo Creek
Are the birds still near their nesting area and, if so, where? Or have they dispersed and hard to find now?
Thanks for any help.
Judy Bromley
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Date: 5/16/19 4:34 am
From: Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Birders who really care about birds
Should not be sitting in a car lot idling their car engine, polluting the air, contributing to climate change, and wasting fossil fuels.

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Date: 5/16/19 4:04 am
From: Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Warbler Wave Violettes Lock Mont. Co
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:21:11 AM UTC-4, Don Simonson wrote:
> Twenty species of warblers detected between 7:30 am and 9:00 this morning at Violette's Lock, C and O Canal, Mont. Co. At the top of the road, Lots of Black-throated Green, and Prothonotary for the third time in ten days.
> Good birding!
> Don Simonson, Darnestown MD

Where do you mean when you say the top of the road?

Thanks,
Lisa Wilcox Deyo
Bethesda, MD

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Date: 5/15/19 6:47 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Wednesday, May 15, 2019 33 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 15, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

0

12

336

Turkey Vulture

17

493

5684

Osprey

0

28

401

Bald Eagle

2

36

124

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

190

891

Cooper's Hawk

0

54

264

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

10

129

526

Red-tailed Hawk

2

16

151

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

1

136

Merlin

1

3

42

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

3

9

Total:

33

977

8781

Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Official Counter: Chris Reed, Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Sue Ricciardi, Chris Reed, Ralph Geuder, Hal Wierenga


Weather: Sunny at first, becoming partly cloudy; 60-74 degrees; good
to excellent visibility; winds most often with a northwest component,
8-14 mph, gusting to 23 mph

Raptor Observations: A day with more promise than results. On high
Mississippi Kite alert, we were teased by the appearance of the first
Common Nighthawks of the season.

Non-raptor Observations: Chimney Swift 60, Bank Swallow 2, Warbling
Vireo

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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi ( <susiericc...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [ Site Profile] [ Day Summary] [
Month Summary]

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Site Description
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay
at the
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best
winds are
from the southwest.

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Date: 5/15/19 6:37 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] Wood ducks incl chicks and a male Ring-necked Duck
RNDU continued for a 2nd day and I was able to get pics which were added to
the new checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56333000

Jim S

ps Wide view shot shown here. CU is on eBird

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> The RNDU appeared to still be there b4 noon today tho I lacked BINS to
> confirm...
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County MD
> M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter
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Date: 5/15/19 3:32 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
Good news! Monday’s Delaware trip is ON but we still need 5 more people to join us. Please spread the word to anyone interested! Please see the original post or contact me for additional information. I’ll be very responsive to email prior to the trip. There is plenty of room on the bus for scopes, packs, or any other gear you plan on bringing.

Matthew J. Felperin


> On May 14, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
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> Hi all,
>
> As a naturalist with Prince George’s county parks, I am gauging interest in a possible last minute birding trip this Monday coinciding with the horseshoe crab breeding cycle. I’m sure all of you know how incredible this natural phenomenon is, highlighted by red knots and other long distance migrants. I would be taking us in a park bus from Patuxent river park (upper Marlboro) and/or a meeting point in Bowie off of rt. 50. Transportation and any entrance fees would be provided, at a cost of roughly $25 per person. We would ideally be heading out around 7/7:30 am and heading back before or just after sunset. I offer my interpretation, but I imagine it to be more of a collaborative effort for spotting and ID. If folks want to do eBird counts, that’s great too! We have spots for about 13 people. If you are interested, please send me a message separate from the message thread. Do hurry!
>
> Matthew J. Felperin
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Date: 5/15/19 2:33 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] MD Yellowthroat newsletter meeting time correction for Bombay Hook
Hey all, If you receive a MD Yellowthroat newsletter in the mail, noted the
BBC/AABC trip to Bombay Hook this Sat the 18th has meeting time wrong. we
meet at Hammond Ferry/Nursery Rd lot by 630am as we hope to leave at that
time, to join with AABC members at Bay 50 Shopping Ctr lot by 715am.
Estimate time to arrive at Bombay Hook visitor center around 9am or so.

Thanks

Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 5/15/19 12:04 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] Wood ducks incl chicks and a male Ring-necked Duck
For location click to map at:
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The RNDU appeared to still be there b4 noon today tho I lacked BINS to
confirm...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County MD
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Date: 5/15/19 11:48 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: DC Area, 5/14/2019
On 5/15/19, 'MikeBowen wrote:
>> Thank you, and thank you to the other compilers, for your outstanding
>> contributions to birding and field ornithology in the Middle Atlantic.

Agree totally!

My first successful Voice bird was a Peregrine perched on one of the
facades of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on CUA's
campus...looooong ago :)

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
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Date: 5/15/19 10:02 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wood Warbler Wave - Violettes Lock C and O Canal Mont Co
I caught a warbler wave this morning, twenty species of warblers in 90 minutes between the intersection of Violettes Lock Road and River Road, and Blockhouse Point on the towpath. Both waterthrushes, Canada, Bay-breasted, Magnolia and Chestnut-sided among my favorite species. Worm-eating back on territory at Blockhouse Point.
Good birding!
Don Simonson
Darnestown MD

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Date: 5/15/19 9:17 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hacking the VOICE: Swan song for THE VOICE OF THE NATURALIST (long)
One more memory to add to the VOICEs of thanks to Steve Cordle and Lydia Schindler:

In the mid-1960's as a teenager, I remember running (literally) to the Audubon Bookshop after school on the day of the week that the weekly VOICE OF THE NATURALIST recording was made. I ran from Western High School (now Duke Ellington School for the Arts) at 35th and Reservoir Road NW, to the Audubon Bookshop at Wisconsin and Q St NW.

Once inside the bookstore, I would loiter, trying to eavesdrop on the transcriber (Claudia Wilds?) reading the hand-written list of sightings into the answering machine.

Of course I had no cell phones then. The 30-minute after-school city bus ride and walk home to reach my house so I could call the VOICE from home was unbearable. Even worse, by the time I got home, my mother, brother and sister were all in contention for that single landline. Phone time was rationed among us kids, I would try to beat my siblings home to get the phone first - impossible! Surely all the good birds from the week would be gone by the time I got a turn on the phone to call the VOICE.

One such "Voice" afternoon at the bookshop, I met another slightly younger lad at the Audubon bookshop, also ostensibly browsing! He was Byron Swift from St. Albans, he had also figure out this hack.

Soon my friend Jon Higman from Western HS joined us after school, and we three formed our own bird club: the Holy Order of Loggerhead Shrikes (we are all still active birders and friends 51 years later).

Ann Morton, the willowy blonde bookstore manager, was both amused and exasperated by these very polite but non-buying teenage boys taking up most of the tiny bookshop's sales floor, as well as by my (doubtless ill-concealed) schoolboy crush on her.

Ann resorted to allowing us into the tiny office to read the list ourselves, if we agreed not to come early and loiter. Once we had read the list, we would race out the door to see what we could find nearby in Montrose Park, Glover-Archbold Park, Battery Kemble Park, the Georgetown Reservoir or Rock Creek Park before dinner.

Good birding!
Don Simonson, Darnestown MD

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Date: 5/15/19 9:06 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
We currently have six folks interested. We need to get to about twelve to make this happen!

Trust me, it’s absolutely worth taking a day off of work to see. I was originally considering going Saturday on the day of the full moon, but it will be way less crowded on Monday. Please let me know ASAP and feel free to ask me anything! I should also be able to provide some snacks.

Matthew J. Felperin


> On May 14, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> As a naturalist with Prince George’s county parks, I am gauging interest in a possible last minute birding trip this Monday coinciding with the horseshoe crab breeding cycle. I’m sure all of you know how incredible this natural phenomenon is, highlighted by red knots and other long distance migrants. I would be taking us in a park bus from Patuxent river park (upper Marlboro) and/or a meeting point in Bowie off of rt. 50. Transportation and any entrance fees would be provided, at a cost of roughly $25 per person. We would ideally be heading out around 7/7:30 am and heading back before or just after sunset. I offer my interpretation, but I imagine it to be more of a collaborative effort for spotting and ID. If folks want to do eBird counts, that’s great too! We have spots for about 13 people. If you are interested, please send me a message separate from the message thread. Do hurry!
>
> Matthew J. Felperin
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Date: 5/15/19 7:46 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 5/15/19
This morning (5/15) at Rock Creek Park…….

Fellow Birders saw 14 warbler species: Ovenbird, Worm-eating, Black-and-white, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Cape May, Parula, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Canada

Check List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56303941 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56303941>

——Ridge (Katharine, Jim, Susan)
Magnolia Warbler
American Redstart
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Scarlet Tanager

——Yard Parking Lot (David, Susan)
Cape May Warbler
American Redstart
Blackburnian Warbler

——Fence Line (Leon, Susan, David, Marina)
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Eastern Phoebe
Yellow-throated Vireo
Wood Thrush

——Maintenance Yard
Ovenbird
Worm-eating Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 4
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 8
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Mourning Dove 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee 3
House Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 3
European Starling
American Goldfinch
Brown-headed Cowbird 5
Scarlet Tanager
Indigo Bunting

Observers: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Sally Wechsler, Carol McClellen, Nat Welch, Kaleb Friend, Steve Griffen, Mardi Hastings, Sasha Litman, Joe Pestel, Cathy Grossman, Simon Calle, David Moulton, Susan Volman, Jim Lemert, Betsy Lovejoy, Dave Woods, +

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 5/15/19 7:45 am
From: Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Old Legislative Rd Henslow's sparrows
Golden-winged Warbler is a specialty of this area, and I have had Cerulean
in the past at the top of the next hill (where you will see a lot of dumped
garbage and a clearing; to your right is a yellow gate with a nice, albeit
short trail through mature canopy). For butterfliers, this little stretch
offers Indian Skippers and Appalachian Tiger Swallowtails around the dame's
rocket that should currently be in bloom.

On Wed, May 15, 2019 at 10:27 AM Pete Givan <rocinrobin...> wrote:

> On Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:58:00 PM UTC-4, Michel Cavigelli, Greenbelt
> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> >
> > After living here 20 years I might have a chance to find a lifer
> Henslow's sparrow May 21 along Old Legislative Road during a trip in that
> general direction. Do the birds sing only at dawn and dusk or will they be
> singing midday when I am likely to be passing near that area?
> >
> >
> > Is there a particular part of the Road I should be looking? For example,
> is the pin on the map that eBird defines as Old Legislative Road the place
> to look or should I be covering a fairly long stretch of road?
> >
> >
> > Thanks in advance!
> >
> >
> > Michel Cavigelli, Greenbelt, PG Co
>
> My experience is that you can see Henslow's at just about anytime. They
> seem to be curious about people walking up the trail. Go through the
> intersection of Klondike Rd on Old Legislative Rd. Look for a steep trail
> on your left about 200 yards in and park in the clearing on your right. As
> you walk up that trail listen for the metallic sound of the Henslow. They
> are there, you just have to be patient. Back at your car, walk a little
> into that area. I have gotten some good warblers back in there.
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Date: 5/15/19 7:27 am
From: Pete Givan <rocinrobin...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Old Legislative Rd Henslow's sparrows
On Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:58:00 PM UTC-4, Michel Cavigelli, Greenbelt wrote:
> Hi All,
>
>
> After living here 20 years I might have a chance to find a lifer Henslow's sparrow May 21 along Old Legislative Road during a trip in that general direction. Do the birds sing only at dawn and dusk or will they be singing midday when I am likely to be passing near that area?
>
>
> Is there a particular part of the Road I should be looking? For example, is the pin on the map that eBird defines as Old Legislative Road the place to look or should I be covering a fairly long stretch of road?
>
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
>
> Michel Cavigelli, Greenbelt, PG Co

My experience is that you can see Henslow's at just about anytime. They seem to be curious about people walking up the trail. Go through the intersection of Klondike Rd on Old Legislative Rd. Look for a steep trail on your left about 200 yards in and park in the clearing on your right. As you walk up that trail listen for the metallic sound of the Henslow. They are there, you just have to be patient. Back at your car, walk a little into that area. I have gotten some good warblers back in there.

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Date: 5/15/19 6:21 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Warbler Wave Violettes Lock Mont. Co
Twenty species of warblers detected between 7:30 am and 9:00 this morning at Violette's Lock, C and O Canal, Mont. Co. At the top of the road, Lots of Black-throated Green, and Prothonotary for the third time in ten days.
Good birding!
Don Simonson, Darnestown MD

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Date: 5/15/19 6:14 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
Hi all who are interested, someone asked me which locations we would be visiting. Prime hook, slaughter beach, and likely Bombay hook. If folks are up for staying until sunset, cape henlopen is an option as well.

Matthew J. Felperin


> On May 14, 2019, at 7:00 PM, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> As a naturalist with Prince George’s county parks, I am gauging interest in a possible last minute birding trip this Monday coinciding with the horseshoe crab breeding cycle. I’m sure all of you know how incredible this natural phenomenon is, highlighted by red knots and other long distance migrants. I would be taking us in a park bus from Patuxent river park (upper Marlboro) and/or a meeting point in Bowie off of rt. 50. Transportation and any entrance fees would be provided, at a cost of roughly $25 per person. We would ideally be heading out around 7/7:30 am and heading back before or just after sunset. I offer my interpretation, but I imagine it to be more of a collaborative effort for spotting and ID. If folks want to do eBird counts, that’s great too! We have spots for about 13 people. If you are interested, please send me a message separate from the message thread. Do hurry!
>
> Matthew J. Felperin
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Date: 5/15/19 5:02 am
From: Judith Filner <judithmfilner...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Blue Grosbeak
I posted the report below this morning. It appeared on the listings. Now
I don’t see it. Can anybody help me understand why?

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Date: Wed, May 15, 2019 at 6:31 AM
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Blue Grosbeak
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Yesterday, at my feeder, edge of the woods behind 119 Timberbrook Lane.
Timberbrook is on the north side of the Isaac Walton League property off of
Muddy Branch Road.

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Date: 5/15/19 4:48 am
From: 'MikeBowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: DC Area, 5/14/2019
On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:56:30 AM UTC-4, Don Simonson wrote:
> " and it is time: THE VOICE OF THE
> >
> > NATURALIST IS RETIRING at the end of May."
> Lydia,
> You will always be the naturalist's voice in my ear and my heart, even though THE VOICE OF THE NATURALIST must take a very well deserved rest, This is very bittersweet news. For the past 54 years, there has been nothing in my week that gave me a thrill like calling or reading THE VOICE OF THE NATURALIST. The excitement of the rarities, the joy of hearing one's own (rarely in my case) rarities reported on the Voice, and the calming restraint of knowing that my identification had to be completely solid to earn a place on the trustworthy Voice of the Naturalist or its predecessor, the Aubdubon Naturalist Society of the Middle Atlantic States hotline, a simultaneously futuristic/anachrocistic answering machine on Ann Morton's desk in the old Audubon Bookshop on Wisconisn Avenue in Georgetown..I will miss the Voice, but I am also happy for you that you get to retire again!
> Thank you, and thank you to the other compilers, for your outstanding contributions to birding and field ornithology in the Middle Atlantic.
> Good birding Lydia!
> Don Simonson, Darnestown MD


Let me heartily second Don's recognition of Lydia's many contributions to the mid-Atlantic birding "information system." I'd also like to recognize the two even earlier "Voice" pioneers within the Audubon Naturalist Society: the late Claudia Wilds and Erika Wilson. Both went on to be active in the American Birding Association -- Claudia as Secretary and Erika as a member of the Board of Directors. I can still remember Claudia's and Erika's voices on the weekly phone message as I frantically tried to write down the great sightings that they reported. Those were the days before transcripts were available online. A thousand thanks to you, too, Steve Cordle!

Mike Bowen
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Date: 5/15/19 3:56 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: DC Area, 5/14/2019
" and it is time: THE VOICE OF THE
>
> NATURALIST IS RETIRING at the end of May."
Lydia,
You will always be the naturalist's voice in my ear and my heart, even though THE VOICE OF THE NATURALIST must take a very well deserved rest, This is very bittersweet news. For the past 54 years, there has been nothing in my week that gave me a thrill like calling or reading THE VOICE OF THE NATURALIST. The excitement of the rarities, the joy of hearing one's own (rarely in my case) rarities reported on the Voice, and the calming restraint of knowing that my identification had to be completely solid to earn a place on the trustworthy Voice of the Naturalist or its predecessor, the Aubdubon Naturalist Society of the Middle Atlantic States hotline, a simultaneously futuristic/anachrocistic answering machine on Ann Morton's desk in the old Audubon Bookshop on Wisconisn Avenue in Georgetown..I will miss the Voice, but I am also happy for you that you get to retire again!
Thank you, and thank you to the other compilers, for your outstanding contributions to birding and field ornithology in the Middle Atlantic.
Good birding Lydia!
Don Simonson, Darnestown MD




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Date: 5/15/19 3:40 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Bullbats are Back! 42 Common NIghthawks Violettes Lock Mont. Co.
Goatsuckers Galore! I enjoyed a flock of 42 Common Nighthawks from 7:55 pm to 8:45 pm last night, 5/14/19. The first ones appeared high over the lock, then low in the parking lot. One even dove toward me after a very few minutes, very close and as it whipped past my head it gave a combination of near-simulatenous beak snap, "Peeeent" call, deep wing roar/hum and wing snap. aside from that first encounter, I heard not a single peent or wing-roar, but plenty of snapping beaks.
As dark fell, More birds seemed to be emerging from the treetops just inland and just upstream from the parking lot, and moving upstream, so I walked north on Violettes Lock to a point where I could survey the Breton Woods fields n. of the road. Many dozens were hawking the fields and treetops silhouetted by the last light of a spectacular sunset. I counted 29 nighthawks hawking low along the south treeline simultaneously in binocular view, with another 11 already moving northwest higher in the air, in the next second in a bino view to the northwest. Together with the five or six first observed at parking lot/lock, I am confident at least 42 were present.
Good birding!
Don Simonson Darnestown MD

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Date: 5/15/19 3:31 am
From: Judith Filner <judithmfilner...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak and Blue Grosbeak
Yesterday, at my feeder, edge of the woods behind 119 Timberbrook Lane.
Timberbrook is on the north side of the Isaac Walton League property off of
Muddy Branch Road.

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Date: 5/14/19 7:42 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, May 14, 2019 10 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 14, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

0

12

336

Turkey Vulture

1

476

5667

Osprey

3

28

401

Bald Eagle

2

34

122

Northern Harrier

0

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

0

189

890

Cooper's Hawk

1

54

264

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

3

119

516

Red-tailed Hawk

0

14

149

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

1

136

Merlin

0

2

41

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

3

9

Total:

10

944

8748

Start Time: 9:00 Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Chris Reed, Hugh Hoffman



Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Mostly cloudy with dense, low, dark clouds; a chilly 51-60
degrees; excellent visibility; winds from the west 9-15 mph, gusting
to 23 mph

Raptor Observations: Only a few migrants, but a treat was a Peregrine
Falcon that sat in a tree across the pond for about an hour. A group
of visiting school children got good scope looks.

Non-raptor Observations: Spotted Sandpiper 5. Chimney Swifts and
Purple Martins were numerous today. Green Heron.

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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi ( <susiericc...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [ Site Profile] [ Day Summary] [
Month Summary]

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Site Description
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay
at the
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best
winds are
from the southwest.

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Date: 5/14/19 4:00 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Delaware birding trip through PG parks 5/20/19
Hi all,

As a naturalist with Prince George’s county parks, I am gauging interest in a possible last minute birding trip this Monday coinciding with the horseshoe crab breeding cycle. I’m sure all of you know how incredible this natural phenomenon is, highlighted by red knots and other long distance migrants. I would be taking us in a park bus from Patuxent river park (upper Marlboro) and/or a meeting point in Bowie off of rt. 50. Transportation and any entrance fees would be provided, at a cost of roughly $25 per person. We would ideally be heading out around 7/7:30 am and heading back before or just after sunset. I offer my interpretation, but I imagine it to be more of a collaborative effort for spotting and ID. If folks want to do eBird counts, that’s great too! We have spots for about 13 people. If you are interested, please send me a message separate from the message thread. Do hurry!

Matthew J. Felperin

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Date: 5/14/19 1:26 pm
From: thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Bobolinks NOT resighted in Glenn Dale 14 MAY
Spent an hour and half at storm water pond where I sighted 4 Bobolinks a week ago and then 3 last Friday. None spotted today. Did get to see a Red-shouldered Hawk disappear into some reeds and emerge with a frog. Blue Grosbeak is still singing near giant orange excavators. 
Tom Beal
Storm water Pond 450 & 193, Prince George's, Maryland, US
May 14, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
29 species

Canada Goose  13    Includes 7 fledglings
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  17
Mourning Dove  4
Killdeer  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
American Crow  5
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  7
Tree Swallow  8
Barn Swallow  15
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  8
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  11
American Goldfinch  2
Song Sparrow  1
Orchard Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  14
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Common Grackle  11
Common Yellowthroat  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  1
House Sparrow  3

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Date: 5/14/19 1:23 pm
From: thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Rose Breasted Grossbeak
I have had a female at my feeder the last two days in Glenn Dale, MD


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Sent: Tue, May 14, 2019 1:01 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Rose Breasted Grossbeak

Confirmed sighting in NW DC on suet feeder 8:00 am Sunday. No return visits during the last two mornings.

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Date: 5/14/19 1:02 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 5/14/2019
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Date: Tue, May 14, 2019 at 12:02 PM
Subject: DC Area, 5/14/2019
To: MDbirding <MDBirding...>


Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 5/14/2019
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Bryan Henson
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

Please consider joining ANS, especially if you are a regular user of
the Voice of the Naturalist (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature
Steward $100; Audubon Advocate $200). The membership number is
301-652-9188, option 12; the address is 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy
Chase, MD 20815; and the web site is https://www.anshome.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, May
7 and was completed on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00 a.m.


For nearly 40 years the Voice of the Naturalist has provided DC area
birders with a weekly update of notable sightings. Initially it was a
unique resource, and each Tuesday report was eagerly awaited and
devoured. Today the birding community has access to an abundance of
information, often instantaneous, and it is time: THE VOICE OF THE
NATURALIST IS RETIRING at the end of May.


Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order,
as set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for
North and Middle American Birds, as revised through the 59th
Supplement (June 2018). This report does not provide information about
likely escaped or released birds (e.g. various parrots and parakeets),
non-established feral birds (e.g., Muscovy Duck) and introduced game
birds (e.g., Ring-necked Pheasant).

The top birds this week are BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS* in DE and
WILSON'S PHALAROPE* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included SNOW GEESE, AMERICAN
WIGEON, SURF SCOTERS, LONG-TAILED DUCK, COMMON GALLINULES, SANDHILL
CRANES, BLACK-NECKED STILTS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, RUFF, GULL-BILLED
TERN, BLACK TERN, BLACK SKIMMER, ROSEATE SPOONBILL*, SWALLOW-TAILED
KITES, MISSISSIPPI KITES, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, MARSH WREN, EVENING
GROSBEAK, SWAINSON'S WARBLER and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

Three BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS* were photographed May 9 at Wolfe
Neck WTP (Restricted Access), Sussex Co, DE.

A WILSON'S PHALAROPE* was photographed at Leonard's Pond, Rockingham
Co, VA on May 13.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Two late SNOW GEESE were photographed May 10 and 11 at Sunset Lakes
Pond, Worcester Co, MD.

A lingering AMERICAN WIGEON was photographed May 8 and 9 at Hains Pt,
Washington, DC. Four more wigeon were seen lingering at Loreley Beach
Community Pier (private), Baltimore Co, MD on May 13.

Two SURF SCOTERS were seen at Rocky Gap SP, Allegany Co, MD on May 11
and 12.

A continuing LONG-TAILED DUCK was last seen at Rocky Gap SP, Allegany
Co, MD on May 8.

As many as three COMMON GALLINULES were photographed at Mason Dixon
Farm Pond (viewed from Bullfrog Rd since the pond is private),
Frederick Co, MD on May 8 to 11. A lone gallinule was photographed
along Stillhouse Rd, Fauquier Co, VA on May 11.

Four SANDHILL CRANES were seen May 11 along Foxtown Rd, Garret Co, MD.
A lone crane was photographed May 11 near Chiswell Ln, Hanover Co, VA.

As many as two BLACK-NECKED STILTS were photographed May 7 and 10 at
Figgs Landing Rd, Worcester Co, MD.

Four BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were photographed May 13 at Patton Turf
Farm, Montgomery Co, MD. A single plover was photographed along
Sugarland Rd, Montgomery Co, MD later on May 13.

A RUFF was reported May 9 and 10 at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE.

A GULL-BILLED TERN was seen at Ted Harvey WMA, Kent Co, DE on May 8
and 11. A BLACK TERN was photographed May 13 at the International
Conservation House, Fauquier Co, VA.

A BLACK SKIMMER was photographed at Sandy Point SP, Anne Arundel Co,
MD on May 12.

Two ANHINGAS were seen May 7, 10, and 11 at Stumpy Lake Natural Area,
Virginia Beach, VA. Twelve were seen flying near 85th street
oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA on May 9.

A ROSEATE SPOONBILL* was seen May 8 at Gordon's Pond, Cape Henlopen
SP, Sussex Co, DE.

Two SWALLOW-TAILED KITES were photographed May 9 on the Butterfly
Trail at the Eastern Shore of Virginia NWR, Northampton Co, VA.

MISSISSIPPI KITES have returned to many of their breeding territories.
Four were photographed May 9 and one was seen along Vandover Rd,
Henrico Co, VA on May 11. Another was photographed May 7 along Red Oak
Trail, Chesapeake Co, VA.

A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was seen along Cartersville Rd, Cumberland Co, VA
on May 7.

On May 7, a continuing MARSH WREN was photographed at Finzel Swamp,
Garrett Co, MD.

An EVENING GROSBEAK was photographed at a private feeder in Havre de
Grace, Harford Co, MD on May 8.

A SWAINSON'S WARBLER was photographed May 12 and 13 on the Deerfield
Trail in the Jefferson National Forest, Montgomery Co, VA.

A DICKCISSEL was seen at Frying Pan Farm Park, Fairfax Co, VA on May
13.

***

This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA and WV list
servers, eBird records, various birding pages on Facebook and
submissions to ANS.

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606,
https://anshome.org/naturalist-shop)is an excellent source for
guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.

To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to <voice...>
Please post reports before midnight Monday, identify the county as
well as the state, and include your name and a Tuesday morning
contact, e-mail or phone.

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

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Date: 5/14/19 11:58 am
From: 'Michel Cavigelli' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Old Legislative Rd Henslow's sparrows
Hi All,
After living here 20 years I might have a chance to find a lifer Henslow's sparrow May 21 along Old Legislative Road during a trip in that general direction. Do the birds sing only at dawn and dusk or will they be singing midday when I am likely to be passing near that area?
Is there a particular part of the Road I should be looking? For example, is the pin on the map that eBird defines as Old Legislative Road the place to look or should I be covering a fairly long stretch of road?
Thanks in advance!
Michel Cavigelli, Greenbelt, PG Co

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Date: 5/14/19 11:45 am
From: Gene Ricks <gricks1949...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Late Junco
I had a Junco in my yard this afternoon, flagged as rare.

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Date: 5/14/19 10:01 am
From: Rit Thompson <rit.thompson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rose Breasted Grossbeak
Confirmed sighting in NW DC on suet feeder 8:00 am Sunday. No return visits during the last two mornings.

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Date: 5/14/19 9:02 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] DC Area, 5/14/2019
Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 5/14/2019
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Bryan Henson
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

Please consider joining ANS, especially if you are a regular user of
the Voice of the Naturalist (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature
Steward $100; Audubon Advocate $200). The membership number is
301-652-9188, option 12; the address is 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy
Chase, MD 20815; and the web site is https://www.anshome.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, May
7 and was completed on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00 a.m.


For nearly 40 years the Voice of the Naturalist has provided DC area
birders with a weekly update of notable sightings. Initially it was a
unique resource, and each Tuesday report was eagerly awaited and
devoured. Today the birding community has access to an abundance of
information, often instantaneous, and it is time: THE VOICE OF THE
NATURALIST IS RETIRING at the end of May.


Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order,
as set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for
North and Middle American Birds, as revised through the 59th
Supplement (June 2018). This report does not provide information about
likely escaped or released birds (e.g. various parrots and parakeets),
non-established feral birds (e.g., Muscovy Duck) and introduced game
birds (e.g., Ring-necked Pheasant).

The top birds this week are BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS* in DE and
WILSON'S PHALAROPE* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included SNOW GEESE, AMERICAN
WIGEON, SURF SCOTERS, LONG-TAILED DUCK, COMMON GALLINULES, SANDHILL
CRANES, BLACK-NECKED STILTS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, RUFF, GULL-BILLED
TERN, BLACK TERN, BLACK SKIMMER, ROSEATE SPOONBILL*, SWALLOW-TAILED
KITES, MISSISSIPPI KITES, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, MARSH WREN, EVENING
GROSBEAK, SWAINSON'S WARBLER and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

Three BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS* were photographed May 9 at Wolfe
Neck WTP (Restricted Access), Sussex Co, DE.

A WILSON'S PHALAROPE* was photographed at Leonard's Pond, Rockingham
Co, VA on May 13.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Two late SNOW GEESE were photographed May 10 and 11 at Sunset Lakes
Pond, Worcester Co, MD.

A lingering AMERICAN WIGEON was photographed May 8 and 9 at Hains Pt,
Washington, DC. Four more wigeon were seen lingering at Loreley Beach
Community Pier (private), Baltimore Co, MD on May 13.

Two SURF SCOTERS were seen at Rocky Gap SP, Allegany Co, MD on May 11
and 12.

A continuing LONG-TAILED DUCK was last seen at Rocky Gap SP, Allegany
Co, MD on May 8.

As many as three COMMON GALLINULES were photographed at Mason Dixon
Farm Pond (viewed from Bullfrog Rd since the pond is private),
Frederick Co, MD on May 8 to 11. A lone gallinule was photographed
along Stillhouse Rd, Fauquier Co, VA on May 11.

Four SANDHILL CRANES were seen May 11 along Foxtown Rd, Garret Co, MD.
A lone crane was photographed May 11 near Chiswell Ln, Hanover Co, VA.

As many as two BLACK-NECKED STILTS were photographed May 7 and 10 at
Figgs Landing Rd, Worcester Co, MD.

Four BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS were photographed May 13 at Patton Turf
Farm, Montgomery Co, MD. A single plover was photographed along
Sugarland Rd, Montgomery Co, MD later on May 13.

A RUFF was reported May 9 and 10 at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE.

A GULL-BILLED TERN was seen at Ted Harvey WMA, Kent Co, DE on May 8
and 11. A BLACK TERN was photographed May 13 at the International
Conservation House, Fauquier Co, VA.

A BLACK SKIMMER was photographed at Sandy Point SP, Anne Arundel Co,
MD on May 12.

Two ANHINGAS were seen May 7, 10, and 11 at Stumpy Lake Natural Area,
Virginia Beach, VA. Twelve were seen flying near 85th street
oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA on May 9.

A ROSEATE SPOONBILL* was seen May 8 at Gordon's Pond, Cape Henlopen
SP, Sussex Co, DE.

Two SWALLOW-TAILED KITES were photographed May 9 on the Butterfly
Trail at the Eastern Shore of Virginia NWR, Northampton Co, VA.

MISSISSIPPI KITES have returned to many of their breeding territories.
Four were photographed May 9 and one was seen along Vandover Rd,
Henrico Co, VA on May 11. Another was photographed May 7 along Red Oak
Trail, Chesapeake Co, VA.

A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was seen along Cartersville Rd, Cumberland Co, VA
on May 7.

On May 7, a continuing MARSH WREN was photographed at Finzel Swamp,
Garrett Co, MD.

An EVENING GROSBEAK was photographed at a private feeder in Havre de
Grace, Harford Co, MD on May 8.

A SWAINSON'S WARBLER was photographed May 12 and 13 on the Deerfield
Trail in the Jefferson National Forest, Montgomery Co, VA.

A DICKCISSEL was seen at Frying Pan Farm Park, Fairfax Co, VA on May
13.

***

This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA and WV list
servers, eBird records, various birding pages on Facebook and
submissions to ANS.

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606,
https://anshome.org/naturalist-shop)is an excellent source for
guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.

To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to <voice...>
Please post reports before midnight Monday, identify the county as
well as the state, and include your name and a Tuesday morning
contact, e-mail or phone.

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

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Date: 5/14/19 7:53 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 5/14/19
This morning (5/14) at Rock Creek Park……

Fellow birders saw 14 warbler species: Ovenbird, Black-and-white, Tennessee, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Cape May, Parula, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rump
52 species observed

Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56266339 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56266339>

——Ridge (Katharine, Betsy)
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Bay-breasted Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Scarlet Tanager

——Stables Area (Betsy L.)
Tennessee Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Scarlet Tanager

——Yard Parking Lot (Sally, Rachel)
Northern Parula
Blackpoll Warbler
Eastern Phoebe
Yellow-throated Vireo
Cedar Waxwing

——Fence Line (Bill. Leon, Rachel, Susan)
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 2

——Maintenance Yard
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 5
Cape May Warbler 3
Northern Parula 5
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 5
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Common Loon flyby
Great Blue Heron flyby
Bald Eagle (Sally)
Barred Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay 3
American Crow
Barn Swallow 2 flyby
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush 4
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing 3
American Goldfinch
Baltimore Oriole
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Common Grackle 2
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Blue Grosbeak FOS
Indigo Bunting
House Sparrow

Observers: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Sally Wechsler, Mate Welsch, Rachel, Barham, Lacey Dunham, Rita, Susan Volman, Katharine Kravitz, Betsy Stephens, Jeff Shenot, Simon, Will McPhail

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 5/14/19 7:14 am
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Great MOS Opportunity Available
Hi MDBirding folks:

Opportunity: The Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS) ... aka, the
Maryland state bird club ... has an interesting volunteer opportunity
available for someone who would like to make a significant impact to
our knowledge of the history of birds and birding in Maryland. The
position is the Chair of an ad hoc committee dealing with the
digitization and archival of MOS local chapter newsletters.

Background: Last year, while extensively researching historical
regional bird records, I realized that many of our local chapters' old
newsletters (some dating back to the 1940s) contained valuable history
about Maryland rarity sightings, observers, events, and other relevant
historical information. During this research, I developed this vision
of a repository where all of the local chapters' newsletters were
archived and easily searchable, on-line. To jump start the project, I
queried the local chapters and compiled information that I could
gather about the histories of their newsletters and locations of any
archives that are currently available.

Project Vision: Unfortunately, I have too many MD/DC Records Committee
tasks and projects on my plate so I cannot be the one to take this
project further, at this time. However, the MOS Executive Board
concurs that this is a valuable project and has agreed to establish an
ad hoc committee to pursue this objective. Therefore, the MOS is
soliciting someone to take on this project as the committee Chair.
This could be someone from the current MOS Board, any member from a
local chapter, or even someone who is not currently a member of the
MOS (however, becoming an MOS member would be expected).

I can provide the local chapter newsletter summary information that I
have collected thus far and I can share my ideas and vision, but
ultimately where this project goes would be up the new committee
chair. Additional committee members could be also appointed, if
desired by the chair. This project can go any number of directions, as
determined by the interests, experience, and energy of the
volunteer(s). It might turn out that instead of one single repository,
there could be individual repositories, or perhaps the project is just
not feasible and it just comes to an end. If funds are needed for
special efforts, such as digitization, a request can be made to the
MOS Board.

To add to the excitement of this project, we recently realized that
among the records of the late Chan Robbins, he kept files of local
chapter newsletters, so we probably have a rich source of local
newsletters that we previously thought might be missing!

"Qualifications:" I think that anyone with an interest in the history
of MOS, or of Maryland birding, would be a good candidate to take on
this project. Basic computer skills are probably needed. Skills in
research, documentation management, library science, etc. might be
helpful, but are probably not required.

Solicitation: If anyone is even mildly interested in this project, let
me know. I would be glad to further discuss the opportunity and answer
any questions. If multiple people are interested, I will present a
recommendation to the MOS Board.

Thanks.

Phil

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Phil Davis, Secretary
MD/DC Records Committee
2549 Vale Court
Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA
301-261-0184
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Date: 5/14/19 5:01 am
From: Max Wilson <max.wilson...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Sb Dowitchers, mont co
No sign of any dowitchers in the puddle across from Homestead Farms this morning. Lots of Solitary Sandpipers with a few Spotted Sandpipers and Lesser Yellowlegs remain.

Max Wilson
Potomac, Montgomery County

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Date: 5/14/19 3:35 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Towhees not singing
On Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:09:15 AM UTC-4, James Wilson wrote:
> I have posted about this topic before so I hope I am not boring you.
>
> I recently spent 5 days in Cape May County NJ scouting and being a designated driver for a WSB team. For 3 days we had a caravan of 4 cars and 21 people scouting the various habitats. This was 4 different WSB team.
>
> For 3 days, no one, repeat no one, heard a Towhee singing. It was not until Saturday evening, around 6 o'clock, that I heard two singing. This was in Towhee Heaven, i.e. the road behind the Coast Guard Ponds. Sorry to be posting about this particular out of state spot but anyone who has birded in Cape May is well aware of the Coast Guard Ponds.
>
> I spoke with Tom Reed about no Towhees singing. He was puzzled too but he did add that Towhees like drier habitat.
>
> I know that I am only slightly obsessed about this topic ... no, moderately obsessed .... no, insanely obsessed about this topic. My wife thinks I am crazy. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA
>
> If I ever find any concrete answers, I will definitely post it. Obsessed
> minds want to know.
>
> Jim Wilson
> Queenstown

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Date: 5/13/19 6:40 pm
From: 'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] MoCo Century Run; Lincoln Sparrow, Lingering Purple Finches
Good on'yer sport!!
D. H. Michael Bowen
8609 Ewing Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20817Phone/fax: (301) 530-5764

On Monday, May 13, 2019, 8:41:23 AM EDT, Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> wrote:

On Saturday May 11 I decided to try for 100 species in Montgomery County only in 24 hours, going sunrise to sunrise (Australian Rules Big Day). 
Ended up birding in the rain the next day with Chet Anderson for three hours to get 101 with Common Raven!
good birding
Don Simonson

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Date: 5/13/19 4:55 pm
From: Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Germany State Park?
Thanks everyone! very helpful.

Tim

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 5:25 PM Bird couple <birdingcouple...> wrote:

> Lisa and I have camped there several times in May. It’s a lovely spot with
> a wide variety of migrants and breeders, and many other good birding spots
> close by as well.
>
> Warren Strobel
> Annapolis
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> > Hi
> >
> > Has anyone birded in New Germany State Park? (Garret Count) Got any
> spots/areas for things like Blackburnian or other migrant breeders? Will be
> going later this month.
> >
> > Thanks!
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Date: 5/13/19 2:25 pm
From: 'Bird couple' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Germany State Park?
Lisa and I have camped there several times in May. It’s a lovely spot with a wide variety of migrants and breeders, and many other good birding spots close by as well.

Warren Strobel
Annapolis

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> Hi
>
> Has anyone birded in New Germany State Park? (Garret Count) Got any spots/areas for things like Blackburnian or other migrant breeders? Will be going later this month.
>
> Thanks!
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Date: 5/13/19 12:35 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White-crowned Sparrow, Bethesda yard, Mont. Co.
On 5/13/19, 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding wrote:
> A beautiful WCSP showed up in my small N. Bethesda backyard (across the street from the Beltway) yesterday in the rain. He's back again today!

My yard "score card" seems complete for WCSP/WTSP/Junco
Last dates:
Junco 4/13
WTSP 5/03 [White-throated Sparrow]
WCSP 5/05&06 a pair; 5/07 a single

Had both a male & female hummer today...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County MD
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Date: 5/13/19 11:30 am
From: Andrew McGann <andrew.mcgann...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
Hi Jim,

Usually there is a precipitous drop-off in singing activity once females have begun incubating the eggs. At this point the paternity is settled, and extra-pair copulations are no longer a concern. This effect is much greater when you have a local population of birds that are highly synchronized in their breeding phenology. All of the females are fertile at the same time, singing is maximized among all of the males at the same time, and then boom… singing almost ceases overnight. Singing will pick up again as some nests are depredated/failed, and renesting or double-clutching ensues later in the season.

I usually notice that White-breasted Nuthatches go into “stealth mode” like this every year around the second week of May.

Best,
Andy

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 7:09 AM James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> <mailto:<birdmanjfw...>> wrote:
I have posted about this topic before so I hope I am not boring you.

I recently spent 5 days in Cape May County NJ scouting and being a designated driver for a WSB team. For 3 days we had a caravan of 4 cars and 21 people scouting the various habitats. This was 4 different WSB team.

For 3 days, no one, repeat no one, heard a Towhee singing. It was not until Saturday evening, around 6 o'clock, that I heard two singing. This was in Towhee Heaven, i.e. the road behind the Coast Guard Ponds. Sorry to be posting about this particular out of state spot but anyone who has birded in Cape May is well aware of the Coast Guard Ponds.

I spoke with Tom Reed about no Towhees singing. He was puzzled too but he did add that Towhees like drier habitat.

I know that I am only slightly obsessed about this topic ... no, moderately obsessed .... no, insanely obsessed about this topic. My wife thinks I am crazy. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

If I ever find any concrete answers, I will definitely post it. Obsessed
minds want to know.

Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Date: 5/13/19 10:32 am
From: 'Judy Bromley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-crowned Sparrow, Bethesda yard, Mont. Co.
A beautiful WCSP showed up in my small N. Bethesda backyard (across the street from the Beltway) yesterday in the rain. He's back again today! Waiting for better weather like the rest of us, I guess.

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Date: 5/13/19 9:04 am
From: jcdlmartin via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] New Germany State Park?

Tim, 

New Germany is very good for Garrett breeders and hemlock specialists. Within a short walk you can find breeding Blue-headed Vireo, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, and all the expected breeding warblers including Canada. It's especially nice to hear the wrens and juncos singing. Have fun!

Joel Martin
Chincoteague VA

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Hi

Has anyone birded in New Germany State Park? (Garret Count) Got any spots/areas for things like Blackburnian or other migrant breeders? Will be going later this month.

Thanks!
Tim

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Date: 5/13/19 8:19 am
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, May 11, 2019 15 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 11, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

0

12

336

Turkey Vulture

2

475

5666

Osprey

2

25

398

Bald Eagle

0

32

120

Northern Harrier

1

12

55

Sharp-shinned Hawk

1

189

890

Cooper's Hawk

0

53

263

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

9

116

513

Red-tailed Hawk

0

14

149

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

1

136

Merlin

0

2

41

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

3

9

Total:

15

934

8738


Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:00 pm

Duration: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Chris Reed, Dan Haas, Andy Higgs


Visitors: Cindy Godwin

Weather: Mostly cloudy; 63-69 degrees; excellent visibility; winds
mostly from the NNW, 5-12 mph

Raptor Observations: Not much flying today. The winds weren't optimal,
but not that unfavorable. Perhaps the pipeline needed refiling, but
even most of the few vultures that were observed lingered about
without migrating

Non-raptor Observations: The statewide May Count was held today.
Unfortunately, the Park was rather quiet. Notable were a pair of Wood
Ducks, Cedar Waxwings (67) and Prothonotary Warbler. ebird checklist
follows: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/email?subID=S56219357

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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi ( <susiericc...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [ Site Profile] [ Day Summary] [
Month Summary]

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Site Description
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay
at the
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best
winds are
from the southwest.

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Date: 5/13/19 7:17 am
From: Tom Kimbis <tom.kimbis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
On Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:38:10 AM UTC-4, Susan Hunt wrote:
> I also have a pair in my yard, singing every morning.
>
> Susan Hunt
> Sligo Woods/Wheaton
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> > On May 13, 2019, at 7:29 AM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
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> > I have a pair seen and heard every day here in my yard in Woodbine, in SW Carroll County. Both were coming to visit the area beneath the feeders as recently as yesterday. They're around.
> > Rick Sussman
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Same here in western MoCo. Pair singing.

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Date: 5/13/19 7:11 am
From: Walter Ellison <rossgull61...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Kent County Bird Club monthly meeting Madagascar talk
Hi All,

The Kent County Bird Club will meet Tuesday, 14 May, at 7:30 PM in Wesley
Hall at Heron Point in Chestertown. All armchair travelers are invited to
come learn about Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest island, often
referred to as the “Eighth Continent”. Its unique fauna and flora have
evolved during millions of years of isolation and are a “naturalist’s
dream.” Over 140 endemic species of birds (and five endemic bird families!)
are found here, as well as a fascinating supporting cast of lemurs,
chameleons, frogs, weird insects and even stranger plants. Gail Mackiernan
will talk about her November 2015 trip, which explored this ancient land
from south to north and recorded many of the island’s most sought-after
species.

Good Birding,

Walter Ellison

Chestertown, Maryland


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Date: 5/13/19 6:22 am
From: Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...>
Subject: [MDBirding] New Germany State Park?
Hi

Has anyone birded in New Germany State Park? (Garret Count) Got any spots/areas for things like Blackburnian or other migrant breeders? Will be going later this month.

Thanks!
Tim

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Date: 5/13/19 5:53 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Sb Dowitchers, mont co
At least three continue at 0845, with a Dunlin and L Yellowlegs, 4 Solitary.

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> About 20 dowitchers back now. Ruddy turnstone also present.
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> farms along Sugarland Rd. Also a few semi palm plovers and semi palm
> sandpipers plus Solitarys. Still scanning for anything else.
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Date: 5/13/19 5:52 am
From: 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] World Series of Birding Winner
Go for it Momlets.  Great birding.George

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On Saturday in the World Series of Birding, the Momlets (from Centreville, MD)
won the Cape May County Category.  This is only their 2nd year of competing and they are already winners!  Congratulations to Holly Ireland, Rhonda Tuel, Melissa Clark, Carrie O'Connor, and Kellen McCluskey.

There was a small downside.  Their kids, the Owlets, finished 2nd in the MIddle School Category.  The downside ... the kids now have to live with their Moms until the next WSB when they can try to regain the bragging rights!!

Jim Wilson
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Date: 5/13/19 5:41 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] MoCo Century Run; Lincoln Sparrow, Lingering Purple Finches
On Saturday May 11 I decided to try for 100 species in Montgomery County only in 24 hours, going sunrise to sunrise (Australian Rules Big Day).
Ended up birding in the rain the next day with Chet Anderson for three hours to get 101 with Common Raven!
good birding
Don Simonson

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Date: 5/13/19 5:29 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: World Series of Birding Winner
Yayyy Owlets and Momlets! That is a terrific feather your caps. What appropriate winners on Mother's Day! Hats off to your skill and stamina!
Good birding!
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Date: 5/13/19 4:38 am
From: 'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
I also have a pair in my yard, singing every morning.

Susan Hunt
Sligo Woods/Wheaton

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Date: 5/13/19 4:34 am
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] World Series of Birding Winner
Congrats to both teams! What an accomplishment!
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> On May 13, 2019, at 7:15 AM, James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> wrote:
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> On Saturday in the World Series of Birding, the Momlets (from Centreville, MD)
> won the Cape May County Category. This is only their 2nd year of competing and they are already winners! Congratulations to Holly Ireland, Rhonda Tuel, Melissa Clark, Carrie O'Connor, and Kellen McCluskey.
>
> There was a small downside. Their kids, the Owlets, finished 2nd in the MIddle School Category. The downside ... the kids now have to live with their Moms until the next WSB when they can try to regain the bragging rights!!
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> Queenstown
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Date: 5/13/19 4:29 am
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Subject: [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
I have a pair seen and heard every day here in my yard in Woodbine, in SW Carroll County. Both were coming to visit the area beneath the feeders as recently as yesterday. They're around.
Rick Sussman
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Date: 5/13/19 4:15 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] World Series of Birding Winner
On Saturday in the World Series of Birding, the Momlets (from Centreville, MD)
won the Cape May County Category. This is only their 2nd year of competing and they are already winners! Congratulations to Holly Ireland, Rhonda Tuel, Melissa Clark, Carrie O'Connor, and Kellen McCluskey.

There was a small downside. Their kids, the Owlets, finished 2nd in the MIddle School Category. The downside ... the kids now have to live with their Moms until the next WSB when they can try to regain the bragging rights!!

Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Date: 5/13/19 4:09 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Towhees not singing
I have posted about this topic before so I hope I am not boring you.

I recently spent 5 days in Cape May County NJ scouting and being a designated driver for a WSB team. For 3 days we had a caravan of 4 cars and 21 people scouting the various habitats. This was 4 different WSB team.

For 3 days, no one, repeat no one, heard a Towhee singing. It was not until Saturday evening, around 6 o'clock, that I heard two singing. This was in Towhee Heaven, i.e. the road behind the Coast Guard Ponds. Sorry to be posting about this particular out of state spot but anyone who has birded in Cape May is well aware of the Coast Guard Ponds.

I spoke with Tom Reed about no Towhees singing. He was puzzled too but he did add that Towhees like drier habitat.

I know that I am only slightly obsessed about this topic ... no, moderately obsessed .... no, insanely obsessed about this topic. My wife thinks I am crazy. HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA

If I ever find any concrete answers, I will definitely post it. Obsessed
minds want to know.

Jim Wilson
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Date: 5/12/19 5:14 pm
From: 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] IBA Birdathon | Sandhill Crane Nesting Update
Hi Everyone,
I'm writing to provide two updates - one on the 10th annual Audubon MD-DC IBA Birdathon and one on a noteworthy observation on the nesting Sandhill Cranes in Garrett Co.
First, thank you all for your support of Audubon MD-DC and the IBA Program. If you haven't already donated, it's not too late to support this super important program!https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/KmLniKdVaU6DO6ODrcjzww2?ms=giving_page_81

Our birdathon tally for this year was 192 species. Our target is always 200 and we've come very close to the Maryland Big Day record of 214 species on several occasions (213 and 212!). This year the conditions were quite stacked against us between heavy winds, rain, and high waters which led to a near absence of shorebirds, tough work on the coast, and really low bird activity overall. We felt great about how we ran the route and tuned things on the fly, found some very cool birds, and as always, had an awesome time. I'm not in a position to write up a play-by-play for the day, but everything was reported to eBird and you can see a bunch of posts from the field on the MD Birding, Maryland Biodiversity Project, and Audubon MD-DC Facebook pages. Thanks to team members Matt Hafner, John Hubbell, Mikey Lutmerding, and Dan Small for another unforgettable event. Thanks to Dave Curson and Audubon MD-DC for all they do for regional conservation!  
Our most noteworthy sighting came around noon on Saturday, 5/11 when we observed our last new bird species for the day. Mikey heard a very distant call of a SANDHILL CRANE with just minutes left on the clock for our noon-to-noon event. We were nearly a mile away, but somehow Matt spotted of the birds in a distant swamp. Mikey scoped a second adult and noted with excitement the presence of two colts (i.e., baby cranes; a term we don't hear often in these parts). As many of you know, Sandhill Crane was only recently added to the list of Maryland breeding birds, part of an overall successful range expansion by the species. We felt very fortunate to see the youngsters and to end our day this way. Unfortunately, feelings were about to get more complicated. As we watched, we saw the adults begin calling frantically and then flush - a Coyote was approaching. They began distraction displays to lure the Coyote away, but ultimately the Coyote found both of the young. 
Because it's a natural question, please let me get one thread acknowledged and closed. We feel confident that the Coyote didn't locate the birds because of our presence. We measured via Google Maps and we were close to a full mile away. The birds and Coyote were hardly visible with the naked eye and there is regular human activity ranging from vehicle through traffic to an active farm. It's also not the first time these birds have had young preyed upon. It's very disappointing news, but both species are working hard to survive. 

It was quite a spectacle to witness. We have been in discussion with the local birding community, including Kevin Dodge, who have monitored this population's success closely since at least 2015, when the first two young fledged. We've asked Kevin to share some useful context that he'd shared with us and some others to supplement what I've written here. Kevin, when time permits, I thought your summary earlier was excellent. Thank you!
Hope everyone had a nice weekend and is enjoying spring.
Good birding!
Bill
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Date: 5/12/19 3:54 pm
From: Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
For what it's worth, here in a link to an article on ebird on their recommended practices:
https://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/2238491-ebirding-along-county-state-and-country-borders?b_id=1928

Ann Hobbs
Silver Spring, MD

On May 12, 2019, at 5:45 PM, 'Russ Ruffing' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...><mailto:<mdbirding...>> wrote:

It’s two issues - listing, and eBird.

For eBird checklists, I generally only submit a single complete checklist for any count that straddles two counties. For data purposes I don’t believe eBird cares if the birds were 50 yards either way in one county or the other; they just want the raw count data of a location irrespective of political borders.

Of course, that presumes no birds of county significance (to my own county lists or the overall county lists) were observed. If there is a bird of significance, then I try to do two separate complete checklists so as not to skew the county data for either county.

For example when I kayak Triadelphia where the Cattail Creek mudflats straddle both Howard and MoCo, if it’s just a bunch of peeps present that aren’t of significance, I do one stationary count for Howard since it’s my home county. But when Steve Collins and I found a Bairds Sandpiper there while kayaking, I submitted separate checklists for each county to be specific without double counting the birds as best I could.

Just my two cents.

Russ Ruffing
Woodstock

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On May 12, 2019, at 3:54 PM, Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...><mailto:<mebalestri...>> wrote:

Is there a rule out there somewhere (didn’t find it in google) that explains how to count at border areas in an “official” count? I suppose there must be something written for the state or country borders (maybe not?), but what about county level?

I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other county? I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually sitting in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side”. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.

And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another county, which county do you put it in? Or do you stand there until if flies into your county and count it on both county lists?
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Date: 5/12/19 2:46 pm
From: 'Russ Ruffing' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
It’s two issues - listing, and eBird.

For eBird checklists, I generally only submit a single complete checklist for any count that straddles two counties. For data purposes I don’t believe eBird cares if the birds were 50 yards either way in one county or the other; they just want the raw count data of a location irrespective of political borders.

Of course, that presumes no birds of county significance (to my own county lists or the overall county lists) were observed. If there is a bird of significance, then I try to do two separate complete checklists so as not to skew the county data for either county.

For example when I kayak Triadelphia where the Cattail Creek mudflats straddle both Howard and MoCo, if it’s just a bunch of peeps present that aren’t of significance, I do one stationary count for Howard since it’s my home county. But when Steve Collins and I found a Bairds Sandpiper there while kayaking, I submitted separate checklists for each county to be specific without double counting the birds as best I could.

Just my two cents.

Russ Ruffing
Woodstock

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> On May 12, 2019, at 3:54 PM, Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> wrote:
>
> Is there a rule out there somewhere (didn’t find it in google) that explains how to count at border areas in an “official” count? I suppose there must be something written for the state or country borders (maybe not?), but what about county level?
>
> I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other county? I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually sitting in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side”. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.
>
> And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another county, which county do you put it in? Or do you stand there until if flies into your county and count it on both county lists?
> _____________________
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Date: 5/12/19 2:18 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
When a location is on a border, e.g. Washington Monument SPs monument
observation tower, I think it would be more appropriate to report all
birds from a single county for an eBird checklist. That would best be
taken out of the hands of the individual making the report. It would
then be understood that birds may have been in one or the other county
when seen. The danger of not taking this approach, as someone
mentioned, is for a single bird to be double counted by some
observers.

However, that thinking doesn't seem to have been considered as there
are Hotspots for the park for both counties.

The Hawkcount site doesn't concern itself with geographic borders:
http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=279&go=Go+to+site

For my 5/11/19 WMSP checklist there wasn't an issue due (1) to the
weather and (2) the fact that the monument is closed until July [ /- ]
for renovations.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County MD
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Date: 5/12/19 1:55 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [WA] A not ready for prime time B Oriole and several May 11th eBird reports
Thankfully the rain almost entirely held off for Washington [WA]
county birders on Saturday.

This bird [attached] was found at Greenbrier SP where for the 2nd
either consecutive or 2nd in time recent years a swim/run event was
taking place complete with an MC, a loudspeaker, and dorky music when
the MC wasn't holding forth :(

WhyOhWhyOhWhy couldn't they pick a diff day...

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56186255

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56186897

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56188449

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56187681

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County MD
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Date: 5/12/19 1:38 pm
From: world oceans <world.oceans7...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
Hi Marcia,

I enjoyed this posting and the replies it drew! Basically I think everyone
is correct.....the bird should be counted where it was when you observed
it. If you observe it moving into another county, you can count it in both.
If you hear it but are not sure where it is, I would use your best guess as
to location. If you hear/see it in both counties but are not sure if it is
the same bird, I think you can count it in both, but what I suggest is that
you document it with a note that says it could have been one or two birds.
Obviously there will be some situations where you cannot prove it one way
or the other.

My bottom line is that the scientific documentation is more important than
whether somebody gets to bolster their list. My personal feeling is that it
is more important to get the facts onto ebird than anywhere else. The ebird
folks do a great job of coordinating and verifying with various state
records committees and agencies, as far as I know. Unfortunately, many of
us birders sometimes record many sightings without many details, leaving a
lot of doubt as to how many birds were observed, and where they were! In
the interest of the birds, I am suggesting we try to be as scientifically
accurate as possible, but also accept the fact that a lot of birds have to
go unidentified or undocumented or miscounted.

My own favorite personal stories are the few times when (usually at low
altitude in an airplane) I have been able to see the same bird in three or
more different states (or even countries!) Phew!!......

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On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 9:53 PM Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>
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> Is there a rule out there somewhere (didn’t find it in google) that
> explains how to count at border areas in an “official” count? I suppose
> there must be something written for the state or country borders (maybe
> not?), but what about county level?
>
> I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other
> counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a
> May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of
> the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share
> a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other
> county? I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be
> double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell
> which county it is actually sitting in or more importantly, I can’t tell
> whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other
> side”. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both
> sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there
> are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to
> do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but
> we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some
> counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is
> some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.
>
> And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for
> your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another
> county, which county do you put it in? Or do you stand there until if flies
> into your county and count it on both county lists?
> _____________________
>
> Marcia Balestri
> Worcester County, Maryland
> <mebalestri...>
>
>
>
>
>
> “...ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is
> those who know little, and not those who know much, who so
> positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved
> by science." Charles Darwin, 1871
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Date: 5/12/19 1:31 pm
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
I love it!
_____________________

Marcia Balestri
Worcester County, Maryland
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> On May 12, 2019, at 4:29 PM, Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> wrote:
>
> Oh, and one more thing. If a person is standing in one county and the bird is in another county, but the person reports it for their county, I think we should call it "nip-ticking" which is what I thought your subject line was when I first read you e-mail. It'd be a great new term in the birding lexicon. For example, the 10th time I see Golden Eagle from DC that is not in DC and I file it for DC anyway, you can say, "McGuinness he nip-ticked that Golden Eagle. What a jacker!"
>
> Hugh
>
>
>
> On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 4:26 PM Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> <mailto:<hdmcguinness...>> wrote:
> Marcia,
>
> We always assume that as a birder you are doing the best you can to be truthful. As Jim stated the bird is counted for the county where it is. Much to my own personal distress I now seen Golden eagle twice while I was standing in DC, but the bird was in VA. Still don't have it for DC, but it was a Golden Eagle so the experience was wicked cool in any event. I have responded to your scenarios below.
>
> Hugh
>
> On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 4:03 PM 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> <mailto:<mdbirding...>> wrote:
> The bird is listed in the county where it is.
>
> Jim Stasz
> North Beach MD
>
> On Sunday, May 12, 2019 Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> <mailto:<mebalestri...>> wrote:
>
>
> I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other county? You can only count it for the county it is in. I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually sitting (You do the best job you can to determine where it is and then count it for that locality.) in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side” If it flies to the other side it counts for both counties. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.
>
> And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another county, which county do you put it in? Already answered. It goes on your list for the other county. Or do you stand there until if flies into your county and count it on both county lists? As long as you file two separate lists, you can count it for both counties. It took me ten tries to get Mississippi Kite in DC last year. I filed 10 lists for VA, and finally one for DC, even though on each occasion I was in DC.
> _____________________
>
> Marcia Balestri
> Worcester County, Maryland
> <mebalestri...> <mailto:<mebalestri...>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> “...ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." Charles Darwin, 1871
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Date: 5/12/19 1:29 pm
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
Oh, and one more thing. If a person is standing in one county and the bird
is in another county, but the person reports it for their county, I think
we should call it "nip-ticking" which is what I thought your subject line
was when I first read you e-mail. It'd be a great new term in the birding
lexicon. For example, the 10th time I see Golden Eagle from DC that is not
in DC and I file it for DC anyway, you can say, "McGuinness he nip-ticked
that Golden Eagle. What a jacker!"

Hugh



On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 4:26 PM Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
wrote:

> Marcia,
>
> We always assume that as a birder you are doing the best you can to be
> truthful. As Jim stated the bird is counted for the county where it is.
> Much to my own personal distress I now seen Golden eagle twice while I was
> standing in DC, but the bird was in VA. Still don't have it for DC, but it
> was a Golden Eagle so the experience was wicked cool in any event. I have
> responded to your scenarios below.
>
> Hugh
>
> On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 4:03 PM 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <
> <mdbirding...> wrote:
>
>> The bird is listed in the county where it is.
>>
>> Jim Stasz
>> North Beach MD
>> ------------------------------
>> On Sunday, May 12, 2019 Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other
>> counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a
>> May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of
>> the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share
>> a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other
>> county? You can only count it for the county it is in. I would think the
>> answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if
>> I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually
>> sitting (You do the best job you can to determine where it is and then
>> count it for that locality.) in or more importantly, I can’t tell
>> whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other
>> side” If it flies to the other side it counts for both counties. This
>> doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of
>> the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some
>> head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I
>> realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are
>> rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some
>> counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is
>> some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.
>>
>> And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting
>> for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in
>> another county, which county do you put it in? Already answered. It goes
>> on your list for the other county. Or do you stand there until if flies
>> into your county and count it on both county lists? As long as you file
>> two separate lists, you can count it for both counties. It took me ten
>> tries to get Mississippi Kite in DC last year. I filed 10 lists for VA, and
>> finally one for DC, even though on each occasion I was in DC.
>> _____________________
>>
>> Marcia Balestri
>> Worcester County, Maryland
>> <mebalestri...>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> “...ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge:
>> it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so
>> positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved
>> by science." Charles Darwin, 1871
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Date: 5/12/19 1:25 pm
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
Marcia,

We always assume that as a birder you are doing the best you can to be
truthful. As Jim stated the bird is counted for the county where it is.
Much to my own personal distress I now seen Golden eagle twice while I was
standing in DC, but the bird was in VA. Still don't have it for DC, but it
was a Golden Eagle so the experience was wicked cool in any event. I have
responded to your scenarios below.

Hugh

On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 4:03 PM 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <
<mdbirding...> wrote:

> The bird is listed in the county where it is.
>
> Jim Stasz
> North Beach MD
> ------------------------------
> On Sunday, May 12, 2019 Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> wrote:
>
>
> I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other
> counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a
> May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of
> the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share
> a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other
> county? You can only count it for the county it is in. I would think the
> answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if
> I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually
> sitting (You do the best job you can to determine where it is and then
> count it for that locality.) in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether
> it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side” If
> it flies to the other side it counts for both counties. This doesn’t come
> up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to
> “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head
> scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I
> realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are
> rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some
> counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is
> some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.
>
> And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for
> your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another
> county, which county do you put it in? Already answered. It goes on your
> list for the other county. Or do you stand there until if flies into your
> county and count it on both county lists? As long as you file two
> separate lists, you can count it for both counties. It took me ten tries to
> get Mississippi Kite in DC last year. I filed 10 lists for VA, and finally
> one for DC, even though on each occasion I was in DC.
> _____________________
>
> Marcia Balestri
> Worcester County, Maryland
> <mebalestri...>
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> “...ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is
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Date: 5/12/19 1:20 pm
From: Brenton Reyner <brenton5432...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Sb Dowitchers, mont co
About 20 dowitchers back now. Ruddy turnstone also present.

Brenton Reyner

Gaithersburg

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> On May 12, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Andy Martin <apmartin2...> wrote:
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> I counted 51 SB dowitchers in large puddle near entrance to Homestead farms along Sugarland Rd. Also a few semi palm plovers and semi palm sandpipers plus Solitarys. Still scanning for anything else.
>
> Andy Martin
> Gaithersburg
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Date: 5/12/19 1:18 pm
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
But you wouldn’t do that on an official count, right? You would be double or triple counting one bird.
_____________________

Marcia Balestri
Worcester County, Maryland
<mebalestri...>






“...ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." Charles Darwin, 1871


> On May 12, 2019, at 4:12 PM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Marcia
> It is flies into your county, both. I live on the boundary of Ann Arundel, Calvert, and Prince George, so if an osprey flies over the house I can count it in all three counties. If it is sitting in Calvert, I would count it in Calvert. Since I don’t keep many lists this is not moot to me. The yard list and my state photo lists are the only one I care about these days.
> George
>
> From: <mdbirding...> <mailto:<mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...> <mailto:<mdbirding...>] On Behalf Of Marcia Balestri
> Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:54 PM
> To: BirdChat; MD Birding
> Cc: Paul Bystrak
> Subject: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
>
> Is there a rule out there somewhere (didn’t find it in google) that explains how to count at border areas in an “official” count? I suppose there must be something written for the state or country borders (maybe not?), but what about county level?
>
> I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other county? I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually sitting in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side”. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.
>
> And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another county, which county do you put it in? Or do you stand there until if flies into your county and count it on both county lists?
> _____________________
>
> Marcia Balestri
> Worcester County, Maryland
> <mebalestri...> <mailto:<mebalestri...>
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>
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Date: 5/12/19 1:16 pm
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
And if it’s a heard bird or birds and you can’t tell where or how many?
_____________________

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Worcester County, Maryland
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“...ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." Charles Darwin, 1871


> On May 12, 2019, at 4:03 PM, Jim Stasz <jlstasz...> wrote:
>
> The bird is listed in the county where it is.
>
> Jim Stasz
> North Beach MD
>
>
>
> On Sunday, May 12, 2019 Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> wrote:
>
> Is there a rule out there somewhere (didn’t find it in google) that explains how to count at border areas in an “official” count? I suppose there must be something written for the state or country borders (maybe not?), but what about county level?
>
> I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other county? I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually sitting in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side”. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.
>
> And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another county, which county do you put it in? Or do you stand there until if flies into your county and count it on both county lists?
> _____________________
>
> Marcia Balestri
> Worcester County, Maryland
> <mebalestri...> <mailto:<mebalestri...>
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Date: 5/12/19 1:12 pm
From: 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
Marcia

It is flies into your county, both. I live on the boundary of Ann Arundel, Calvert, and Prince George, so if an osprey flies over the house I can count it in all three counties. If it is sitting in Calvert, I would count it in Calvert. Since I don’t keep many lists this is not moot to me. The yard list and my state photo lists are the only one I care about these days.

George



From: <mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...>] On Behalf Of Marcia Balestri
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:54 PM
To: BirdChat; MD Birding
Cc: Paul Bystrak
Subject: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count



Is there a rule out there somewhere (didn’t find it in google) that explains how to count at border areas in an “official” count? I suppose there must be something written for the state or country borders (maybe not?), but what about county level?



I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other county? I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually sitting in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side”. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.



And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another county, which county do you put it in? Or do you stand there until if flies into your county and count it on both county lists?

_____________________

Marcia Balestri
Worcester County, Maryland
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Date: 5/12/19 1:09 pm
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] PG May Count (5/11/19): Laurel

I surveyed the Laurel area in PG County for this year's May count,
tallying over 80 species in about 12 hours (with help at various times!).
The day started out really well, with a surprising number of warbler
species (14) at Supplee Park near Rocky Gorge reservoir, including
fantastic looks at a singing adult male Blackburnian and Tennessee. Then
the clouds came in and the wind picked up, so things got slower, but there
were still plenty of great birds around. Other highlights included some
Barred Owls hooting in the late afternoon at Laurel Riverfront Park, an
American Kestrel near the I-95 on Konterra Dr, a Common Raven and Cliff
Swallows around the T. Howard Duckett dam, and a billion Cedar Waxwings
(ok, just 98). My final tally is summarized below.

Report Details (Laurel area, PG County)
Date: May 11, 2019

Number of Species 88
Number of Individuals 1,130
Number of Checklists 15

Canada Goose 38
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 46
Mourning Dove 21
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 28
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 29
Osprey 3
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Buteo sp. 1
Barred Owl 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 12
Downy Woodpecker 9
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Acadian Flycatcher 3
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 13
Eastern Kingbird 12
Red-eyed Vireo 25
Blue Jay 23
American Crow 17
Fish Crow 6
crow sp. 6
Common Raven 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 3
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 13
Cliff Swallow 12
swallow sp. 2
Carolina Chickadee 13
Tufted Titmouse 15
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 8
Carolina Wren 42
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 26
Eastern Bluebird 6
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 49
Gray Catbird 20
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 19
European Starling 62
Cedar Waxwing 98
House Finch 13
American Goldfinch 37
Chipping Sparrow 8
Field Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 8
Swamp Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 11
Baltimore Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 28
Brown-headed Cowbird 11
Common Grackle 34
Ovenbird 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 1
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 9
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia Warbler 4
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 5
Northern Cardinal 71
Blue Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 10
House Sparrow 97

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Date: 5/12/19 1:03 pm
From: pbudde <pbudde...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
I dont know the protocol for these censuses. but for my personal list, the bird goes on the list for the location where it was physically present. (This can cause me to waste a lot of time in the hopes a bird will mover 100 meters.)  
I relax this for my yard list where anything I hear or see from it goes on that list.


Paul
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-------- Original message --------From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> Date: 5/12/19 2:54 PM (GMT-06:00) To: BirdChat <BIRDCHAT...>, MD Birding <mdbirding...> Cc: Paul Bystrak <shrike...> Subject: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
Is there a rule out there somewhere (didn’t find it in google) that explains how to count at border areas in an “official” count? I suppose there must be something written for the state or country borders (maybe not?), but what about county level? 
I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other county? I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually sitting in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side”. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course).  So if there is some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.
And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another county, which county do you put it in? Or do you stand there until if flies into your county and count it on both county lists?
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Date: 5/12/19 1:03 pm
From: 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count

The bird is listed in the county where it is.

Jim Stasz
North Beach MD
On Sunday, May 12, 2019 Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> wrote:
Is there a rule out there somewhere (didn’t find it in google) that explains how to count at border areas in an “official” count? I suppose there must be something written for the state or country borders (maybe not?), but what about county level? 
I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other county? I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually sitting in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side”. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course).  So if there is some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.
And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another county, which county do you put it in? Or do you stand there until if flies into your county and count it on both county lists?_____________________

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Date: 5/12/19 12:53 pm
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nitpicking--Counting rules at borders in an "official" count
Is there a rule out there somewhere (didn’t find it in google) that explains how to count at border areas in an “official” count? I suppose there must be something written for the state or country borders (maybe not?), but what about county level?

I live in a county with lots of good birding spots that borders 2 other counties and try to include these areas when I do a county count (like a May Count or a fall count) to share anything that is on the “other side” of the county line with the appropriate county coordinator. Can I count/share a bird that I hear in one county, but is physically sitting in the other county? I would think the answer to this would be no, since that would be double-counted. But what if I am only hearing it and can’t really tell which county it is actually sitting in or more importantly, I can’t tell whether it is 2 different birds or just 1 that just flew over to the “other side”. This doesn’t come up often as there are usually enough birds on both sides of the line to “share” between counties, but every now and then there are some head scratchers that can cost time trying to figure out what to do. Now I realize that the purpose is to try to get an accurate count, but we are rabid in Maryland about county listing (and counting) ;-), and some counters don’t like to share (just kidding, of course). So if there is some hard and fast written down rule somewhere, I would like to know it.

And while I am here, just out of curiosity, when you are just counting for your own list and standing in one county and hear or see a bird in another county, which county do you put it in? Or do you stand there until if flies into your county and count it on both county lists?
_____________________

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Date: 5/12/19 12:27 pm
From: Brenton Reyner <brenton5432...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Sb Dowitchers, mont co
Dowtichers flew towards Hughes Road. None present now. My count was 58 just before they took flight.

Brenton Reyner

Gaithersburg

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> I counted 51 SB dowitchers in large puddle near entrance to Homestead farms along Sugarland Rd. Also a few semi palm plovers and semi palm sandpipers plus Solitarys. Still scanning for anything else.
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Date: 5/12/19 12:17 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Black Skimmer - Sandy Point SP
Continuing at3:15 but harassed and often disappears. A Sanderling is with
the semis. Can not locate LBBG.

On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 1:04 PM Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> wrote:

> Earlier today, I found a BLACK SKIMMER on South Beach at Sandy Point SP.
> if you aren’t familiar with the park, South beach is the beach closest to
> the bridge (also, it’s the Southern-most portion of beach). The bird was
> keeping company with 2 Bonaparte’s Gull, 2 Laughing Gulls, a few dozen
> Caspian Terns, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, and a fair number of the regular
> gulls (Ring-billed, Herring, & Great Black-backed).
>
> Also of note - a dozen Least Sandpipers and a handful of Semipalmated
> Sandpipers.
>
> Yesterday evening, there was a pair of late CANVASBACK in the marina. I
> didn’t look hard for them today, but my brief survey came up empty this
> morning.
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> All the best,
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Date: 5/12/19 11:00 am
From: Andy Martin <apmartin2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Sb Dowitchers, mont co
I counted 51 SB dowitchers in large puddle near entrance to Homestead farms along Sugarland Rd. Also a few semi palm plovers and semi palm sandpipers plus Solitarys. Still scanning for anything else.

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Date: 5/12/19 10:04 am
From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Black Skimmer - Sandy Point SP
Earlier today, I found a BLACK SKIMMER on South Beach at Sandy Point SP. if you aren’t familiar with the park, South beach is the beach closest to the bridge (also, it’s the Southern-most portion of beach). The bird was keeping company with 2 Bonaparte’s Gull, 2 Laughing Gulls, a few dozen Caspian Terns, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, and a fair number of the regular gulls (Ring-billed, Herring, & Great Black-backed).

Also of note - a dozen Least Sandpipers and a handful of Semipalmated Sandpipers.

Yesterday evening, there was a pair of late CANVASBACK in the marina. I didn’t look hard for them today, but my brief survey came up empty this morning.

All the best,

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Date: 5/12/19 10:00 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Sunday 5/12/19
Attached is a report prepared by Gerry Hawkins listing the birds he saw or heard during a tour he led this morning at Rock Creek Park.

DC-Rock Creek Park <x-apple-data-detectors://0>--Nature Center area, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, US
May 12, 2019 6:23 AM - 8:46 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Birds encountered by leader Gerry Hawkins and six participants in a Montgomery Bird Club sponsored field trip to Rock Creek Park <x-apple-data-detectors://3> with much of the time Leon Kass and Betsy Lovejoy.
38 species

Mallard 2 Flybys at the Nature Center.
Mourning Dove 4
Barred Owl 1 Heard calling along the trail behind the Maintenance Yard.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Least Flycatcher 1 Heard singing at the Maintenance Yard parking lot.
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 7 Includes a family of six seen together at the Nature Center.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 2
Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 Seen by all preening on a low branch on the ground along the trail below the Maintenance Yard.
Swainson's Thrush 1 Seen and heard singing at the Nature Center.
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 20
Cedar Waxwing 21 Seen perched by the horse stables.
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Louisiana Waterthrush 1 Seen and heard singing and calling along the trail below the Maintenance Yard.
Common Yellowthroat 1
Cape May Warbler 3 Two males seen at the Maintenance Yard and a female seen at the MY parking lot.
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 1 Seen at the Maintenance Yard.
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 Seen and heard singing along the Maintenance Yard fence line and at the Nature Center.
Blackpoll Warbler 2 Seen at the Maintenance Yard and Nature Center.
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 10
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56171573 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56171573>

Have Fun Birding!

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Date: 5/12/19 8:31 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 5/12/19
Attached is a report prepared by Leon Kass who birded this morning with Betsy Lovejoy and Gerry Hawkins.

Warblers seen or heard (h): Parula (h), Cape May, Chestnut-sided, Yellow Rump, Common Yellow Throat, Magnolia, Louisiana Waterthrush, Blackpoll

Stables and long-trail:
Louisiana Waterthrush (seen)
Common Yellow Throat
Grey-Cheeked Thrush
Veery 2
Robin 4
Downy Woodpecker
White throated sparrow
House sparrow
American Crow
Eastern Phoebe
Mourning Dove
Cedar Waxwing 21

Yard Parking Lot:
Cape May Warbler
Parula Warbler (h)
Least Flycatcher (h)
Pileated woodpecker (h)
Flicker (h)

Fence Line:
Chestnut-sided warbler

Maintenance Yard:
Cape May Warbler 2
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow-Rump Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Chickadee
Tufted TItmouse
Hairy Woodpecker
Cowbird

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 5/12/19 6:43 am
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Acadian or Least? (call notes)

Thanks -- sadly it was just a brief glimpse, enough to know I had an
empidonax, but that's about it!

-Derek

On Sun, 12 May 2019, Hugh McGuinness wrote:

> In my opinion, that chip note is an Acadian Flyc; it is not "dull" enough or
> low enough to be Least. Was there anything you saw on the bird that
> indicated it might be a Least?
>
> Hugh
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> On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 9:32 AM Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
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> I saw an empidonax flycatcher briefly during my PG county spring
> count in
> Laurel yesterday (report to follow later!).  It made the calls
> on the
> attached recording.  Could it be a Least Flycatcher?  This was
> at Laurel
> Riverfront Park, where I also had an Acadian Flycatcher later
> singing.
> Thanks for your help!
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Date: 5/12/19 6:38 am
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Acadian or Least? (call notes)
In my opinion, that chip note is an Acadian Flyc; it is not "dull" enough
or low enough to be Least. Was there anything you saw on the bird that
indicated it might be a Least?

Hugh

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> I saw an empidonax flycatcher briefly during my PG county spring count in
> Laurel yesterday (report to follow later!). It made the calls on the
> attached recording. Could it be a Least Flycatcher? This was at Laurel
> Riverfront Park, where I also had an Acadian Flycatcher later singing.
> Thanks for your help!
>
> -Derek
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Date: 5/12/19 6:32 am
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Acadian or Least? (call notes)

I saw an empidonax flycatcher briefly during my PG county spring count in
Laurel yesterday (report to follow later!). It made the calls on the
attached recording. Could it be a Least Flycatcher? This was at Laurel
Riverfront Park, where I also had an Acadian Flycatcher later singing.
Thanks for your help!

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Date: 5/11/19 3:18 pm
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <huey122663...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Pine Siskins (PISI) in Owings Mills
I was looking out the window when all of a sudden one single Pine Siskin
(PISI) flew in and landed on the platform feeder directly in front me.
Within 2 minutes I had 17 PISI descend on several feeders.

One bird looked slightly different from the rest. Can anyone tell me about
the white collar on the single bird? Is it a juvenile, which seems
unlikely? Is it just normal molting? Thanks.

H. David Fleischmann
410-598-9292

Awesome Birding in 2019!!

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Date: 5/11/19 3:14 pm
From: Andy Martin <apmartin2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Warblers in King Farm (Rockville)
Just a stone's throw (short walk) away from Crooked Creek Dr, there is also Game Creek Dr, Pure Spring Crescent and Bonnibelle Pl. These streets are also lined with Honey Locust. My list from there this morning similar to Jim's sans Black-throated Blues but did have a female Cape May, few Yellow-rumps, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 1 Black and White plus a singing Wilson's. The Wilson's was not in the Locusts but was in the shrubbery next to sidewalk along the storm water management pond side.

Andy Martin
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Date: 5/11/19 12:22 pm
From: missy Placed <9nationals...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
I second Ed.
My new insect repellent socks, gaiters and the regular companion bug spray are now daily partners in birding.

> On May 11, 2019, at 3:02 PM, Ed Vigezzi <ed.vigezzi...> wrote:
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> A huge thanks to all who have commented on this post.
>
> I invested in socks, pants and shirts all treated in repellent. I also purchased the spray products for other clothing. To say it freaked me out was an understatement!
>
> All the information here was excellent and I appreciate all the posts!
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> Happy birding!
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Date: 5/11/19 12:02 pm
From: Ed Vigezzi <ed.vigezzi...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
A huge thanks to all who have commented on this post.

I invested in socks, pants and shirts all treated in repellent. I also purchased the spray products for other clothing. To say it freaked me out was an understatement!

All the information here was excellent and I appreciate all the posts!

Happy birding!

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Date: 5/11/19 10:51 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Pic of Bobolinks
On Friday, May 10, 2019 at 4:46:35 PM UTC-4, Thomas Beal wrote:
> Not sure about attachments on this list, so am posting separately.  They are terrible I-phone pics and I am probably the only one who can see that patch of black and gold. Also the singing Blue Grosbeak
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Tom, The pics were probably Ok, but they were on their side and did not enlarge enough to see small objects. I have never seen a Bobolink over on this side of the Bay. (off the Nanticoke)

Jim

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Date: 5/11/19 9:15 am
From: Jim Felley <jdfelley...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Warblers in King Farm (Rockville)
The honey locust trees along Crooked Creek Drive in the King Farm development are in flower. This attracts warblers, and there were plenty today, including

several American Redstarts
a male Yellow Warbler
two male Northern Parulas, singing
a male and a female Black-throated Blue Warbler
several Blackpolls

(King Farm is across rte 355 from the Shady Grove Metro)

Jim
Jim Felley
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Date: 5/11/19 8:58 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 5/11/19
This morning (5/11) at Rock Creek Park…..

Fellow birders saw 14 warbler species: Black-and-white, Tennessee, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Cape May, Parula, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rump, Black-throated Green

——Ridge (Ken, Renie, Rachel, +)
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Mourning Dove
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Blue Jay
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Wood Thrush
European Starling
Eastern Towhee 2
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal

——Fence Line (Ashlee)
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Scarlet Tanager

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 3
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing 5
American Goldfinch 3
Baltimore Oriole 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting

Observers: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Pablo Ojeda, Paul DeAnna. Katharine Kravitz, Ashlee Ven’t Veer, Mardi Hastings, Ken Berlin, Haininan, Nick Constantinople, Rachel Barham, Renie Selkirk, Susan Volman, Sasha Litman, David Lauter, ++

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC


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Date: 5/11/19 8:56 am
From: Jim Felley <jdfelley...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
On Friday, May 10, 2019 at 5:58:04 PM UTC-4, Cheryl Hogue wrote:
> Patricia, this is why I now carry a lint roller with tear-off sticky sheets in my birding kit. I'm using it -- and asking passengers to use it -- before getting in the car and untucking my pants legs from my permethrin-treated socks.
>
> Cheryl Hogue
> Silver Spring

I am a very active birder in the DC area, but I only bird from maintained paths, ensuring the smallest risk of a tick bite. Here is why.

Ten years ago Lyme disease sent me to the hospital with symptoms of a stroke. A few weeks earlier I developed a red upraised welt on the back of my thigh. My doctor took blood to send away to test for Lyme and prescribed Doxycycline, the standard treatment for Lyme, as a precaution. Even with the medication, I went through periods of fever and weakness. Less than a week later, I could not remember words and began speaking incoherently.

My wife took me to the hospital and told the doctors that I was being treated for Lyme. The doctors did not think that Lyme could progress to the brain that quickly. They began treatment with IV antibiotics while ruling out other possibilities. After a few days of IV treatment, my cognitive abilities began to improve. I went home with a PICC line for a daily IV dose of rocephin for many weeks. I steadily regained my mental function and stamina, but even months later I had periods of disorientation that I attributed to Lyme.

There never was an explanation of how Lyme went to my brain so quickly. My suspicion is that I had already contracted Lyme through my many travels through the woods and fields of Montgomery County. I had picked off many ticks over the years.

I fear that a further infection with Lyme might precipitate the whole sequence again. So now I go out of my way to avoid any area where ticks might climb on me. I only bird on maintained trails, sidewalks or bike trials. I don't even walk on mowed grass trails or trails with piles of leaves!

Luckily for me, the DC area is a perfect place for such birding. The towpath, Rock Creek trail, Huntley Meadows, the Mall, are all areas accessible to me under these requirements. Over the years, I think that I have missed on average 10 birds for my year list. I feel that that is a small price to pay for my health and peace of mind.

Jim

Jim Felley
Gaithersburg, MD

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Date: 5/11/19 6:50 am
From: 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Trumpeter and Mute Swans at Depot Pond
I saw three large swans fly over Schoolhouse Pond this morning. I checked Depot Pond East on my way out of Upper Marlboro and found 2 Trumpeter Swans and 1 Mute Swan. Also, 1 Semi-Plover continues at Schoolhouse Pond. Good birding.Fred ShafferCrofton, MD

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Date: 5/10/19 7:14 pm
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park Friday, May 10, 2019 98 Raptors
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: May 10, 2019

Species

Day's Count

Month Total

Season Total

Black Vulture

5

12

336

Turkey Vulture

54

473

5664

Osprey

0

23

396

Bald Eagle

9

32

120

Northern Harrier

0

11

54

Sharp-shinned Hawk

4

188

889

Cooper's Hawk

4

53

263

Northern Goshawk

0

0

0

Red-shouldered Hawk

0

0

148

Broad-winged Hawk

19

107

504

Red-tailed Hawk

3

14

149

Rough-legged Hawk

0

0

0

Golden Eagle

0

0

0

American Kestrel

0

1

136

Merlin

0

2

41

Peregrine Falcon

0

0

1

Unknown Accipiter

0

0

4

Unknown Buteo

0

0

7

Unknown Falcon

0

0

2

Unknown Eagle

0

0

0

Unknown Raptor

0

3

9

Total:

98

919

8723


Start Time: 9:00 am Daylight Time

End Time: 3:30 pm

Duration: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Sue Ricciardi

Observers: Chris Reed, Hugh Hoffman


Visitors: Cindy Godwin, Rich and Barbara Mason

Weather: Mostly cloudy, but nice cumulus clouds in the pm; 69-81
degrees; excellent visibility; winds mostly from the SSW, 3-18 mph,
gusting to 23 mph

Raptor Observations: Besides Turkey Vultures, Bald Eagles and
Broad-wings dominated the flight today

Non-raptor Observations: Rather quiet today, but an adult Little Blue
Heron was nice.

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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi ( <susiericc...>)
More information at hawkcount.org: [ Site Profile] [ Day Summary] [
Month Summary]

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Site Description
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay
at the
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best
winds are
from the southwest.

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Date: 5/10/19 7:04 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Osprey nests, nesting and behavior
Hi all, I've made some changes to my last piece on Osprey nests, nesting, and behavior and am reposting same. Please take a look at it if you haven't done so already. Osprey young are due to arrive soon, so be on the lookout. And do consider joining OspreyWatch. It's a lot of fun tracking activity on those cell towers, channel markers, construction cranes, and platforms. Good birding!

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Date: 5/10/19 4:56 pm
From: 'Jim Nelson' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] 2018 Annual Birding Report
Dave,
Thanks for taking on this project and producing a great report notwithstanding the technical issues.
A great service for the birding community.
Jim NelsonBethesda, MD


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Subject: [MDBirding] 2018 Annual Birding Report

Hi Everyone,The long awaited 2018 annual birding report is attachedbelow. As I mentioned in an earlier email, I ran into formatting issues when Iconverted the document from Excel to Word. Unfortunately, Russ Ruffing database from the previous year was beyond my basic Excel abilities. I was able tocorrect many of the formatting issues, but you will notice it in certain areas.In doing the 2018 report it became readily apparent, I wasnot the person for this job. I hope someone else can step up for the positionfor next year’s report.Good birding,Dave--
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Date: 5/10/19 2:58 pm
From: Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
Patricia, this is why I now carry a lint roller with tear-off sticky sheets in my birding kit. I'm using it -- and asking passengers to use it -- before getting in the car and untucking my pants legs from my permethrin-treated socks.

Cheryl Hogue
Silver Spring

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Date: 5/10/19 1:46 pm
From: thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Pic of Bobolinks
Not sure about attachments on this list, so am posting separately.  They are terrible I-phone pics and I am probably the only one who can see that patch of black and gold. Also the singing Blue Grosbeak
Tom Beal

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Date: 5/10/19 1:42 pm
From: thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Resighted Bobolinks in Glenn Dale and singing Blue Grosbeak
First sighted 4 Bobolinks near storm water pond at NE corner of 450 & 193 on Monday 6 MAY. 3 males and 1 female/imm.  Went back today (10 MAY) and saw 3 (2+1).  If you are travelling west on 450 there is a sign with arrows to Landover/Upper Marlboro/Greenbelt.  The arrow to Greenbelt is pointing straight to the location of the birds in a soggy area with reeds.  Also a singing male Blue Grosbeak atop a white sign along 193 near the pair of big excavators. 
Storm water Pond 450 & 193, Prince George's, Maryland, US
May 10, 2019 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
24 species

Canada Goose  4
Mallard  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  25
Killdeer  2    Broken wing display
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
American Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  25
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  6
Song Sparrow  2
Bobolink  3    2 males + 1 female/imm. Resighted from 6 MAY when there were 3 males and 1 female/imm.
Orchard Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Common Grackle  5
Common Yellowthroat  2
Blue Grosbeak  1    Singing
Tom Beal

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Date: 5/10/19 1:37 pm
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Cormorant - fishing line - Assateague
On Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 4:34:59 PM UTC-4, JimC wrote:
> While doing a dog-walk on a nice day, before the park starts to get busy. We came across what I assume is a Cormorant's carcass in the tideline. The poor bugger not only got into fishing line and/or netting but there is a hook attached at the end embedded in its wing; its lower bill was affixed to its wing. The files are large so I attached it to a site of mine.
>
>
> Jim
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> https://wetstuff.com/AZTK1.jpg
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> https://wetstuff.com/AZTK2.jpg

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It turns out the bird is identified as an immature Gannet. Thanks for the private message I.D. Marjie did not see my post, but later when I got home, she thought it was a Gannet.

Jim

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Date: 5/10/19 12:21 pm
From: 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] The IBA Birdathon starts today!
Where’s Matt?

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On Friday, May 10, 2019, 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:

Hi Everyone,
I'm super excited to once again participate in Audubon Maryland-DC's annual IBA Birdathon. The 10th annual Birdathon will again be a 24-hour event that starts at noon today (Friday, 5/10) and ends at noon tomorrow (Saturday, 5/11). We'll be posting updates from the field at the Maryland Biodiversity Project Facebook page using the hashtag #ibabirdathon and Audubon MD-DC will be sharing those posts and other updates as well. 
Please read on, share, and consider a donation to support Maryland's most important bird areas!  Thank you to Dave Curson and his extended team (Audubon and partners) for the important work. If you care about Maryland birds and their habitats, this is a key program to support. Thanks to everyone who has already donated!
We'll also try to post rare birds here by responding to this message, hopefully with a fully spelled-out species added to the subject line. Last year we found a RUFF, so we're good either way there. :)  We also found TWO White-faced Ibis!
Here's the announcement from Audubon MD-DC:



This year's IBA Birdathon Team includes Matt Hafner, John Hubbell, Bill Hubick, Mikey Lutmerding, and Dan Small. On May 10th & 11th, our team will travel across Maryland as they try to identify as many bird species as possible during a 24-hour period. In 2018, we spotted 212 species. Can we possibly beat that total in 2019?

Best of all, this is all for a great cause. Your donation to Audubon Maryland-DC's Birdathon will support habitat protection and stewardship at IBAs in Maryland. Our state's 43 IBAs are habitats of critical importance for birds and the Important Bird Areas program continues to work hard for bird conservation at these sites across Maryland. 

During the past year, our successes include:

- Collaborating with local conservation partners to ensure that Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge remains fully staffed and open to the public for birding, biking, and hunting;
- Growing our annual “I Bird, I Vote” Bird Conservation Summit for a fourth year to a sell-out crowd, where we mobilize and inform conservation activists on state and federal issues that impact Maryland forests, federal wildlife conservation policy, and emerging threats to coastal ecosystems;
- Working with the Baltimore Ravens to achieve a bird-friendly design for their stadium upgrades in downtown Baltimore. The original design, including vertical pillars of light, would have killed hundreds of migrating birds. The light pillars are no longer included in the project; and
- Restoring more than 100 acres of salt marsh at Farm Creek Marsh in Dorchester County by constructing a new tidal creek to drain floodwaters from the site and allow beneficial marsh plants to become more plentiful and vigorous to sustain local bird populations. This will make Farm Creek more resilient to climate-driven sea level rise. 
Please show your support for our Birdathon by making a donation here:

https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/KmLniKdVaU6DO6ODrcjzww2?utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=appeal&emci=b4f4f583-2d61-e911-b49e-281878391efb&emdi=7ee1de5b-fa64-e911-b49e-281878391efb&ceid=2588393&smartlinkdata=JmZuPVRob21hcyZsbj1Nb29ybWFuJmVtPWJhbHRpbW9yZSU0MGF1ZHVib24ub3Jn

You can also pledge a specific amount for every bird species we see or hear (e.g., $1 or $2 per bird). If you would like to make a pledge, please email <psmith...>

Although we are part of the National Audubon Society, we are responsible for raising all of our funds locally. So you can be sure that 100% of your donation will be used to support Important Bird Areas and their birds here in Maryland. Please give today!

Bill HubickPasadena, <Marylandbill_hubick...>://www.billhubick.com
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Date: 5/10/19 6:33 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 5/10/19
This overcast morning (5/10) at Rock Creek Park…….

Fellow birders saw or heard 7 warbler species: Black-and-white, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Parula, Magnolia, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rump

——Yard Parking Lot (Joe)
Northern Parula
Yellow-rumped Warbler

——Long Path (Clive)
Veery

——Fence Line (Mardi)
Magnolia Warbler
American Redstart

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart
Northern Parula 3
Magnolia Warbler heard
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Barred Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird
Blue Jay 2
American Crow
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 4
Cedar Waxwing 32
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 4
Baltimore Oriole 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Northern Cardinal 2

Observers: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Sally Wechsler, Ken Berlin, Mardi Hastings, James Illingworth, Clive Harris, Radha, Hisao Yatsuhashi, Joe Pestel, Malissa, +

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 5/10/19 5:31 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Black-throated blue hummingbird

BT Blue warblers (along with other species) utilize nectar and fruit on their wintering grounds, in fact their digestive system changes a bit to accommodate this. I have had them feeding in autumn on fruit, in fact, even had one apparently get drunk from fermented grapes. With amusing effects...

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, MD

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> On May 10, 2019, at 7:34 AM, 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>
> I just had a male black throated blue warbler visiting my hummingbird feeders. It was perched on one feeder near the house and I startled it as I approached the window. It flew up to a nearby tree and then to a second feeder further from the house. It was perched on the back side of the feeder for minute or so before flying off. I could not see whether it was trying to get syrup from feeder or just perching. There are no ants or other insects on the feeders as far as I can tell. A first for my feeder station!
>
>
>
>
>
> John Canoles
>
> Eco-Science Professionals, Inc.
>
> P.O. Box 5006 Glen Arm, MD 21057
>
> www.ecoscienceprofessionalsinc.com
>
>
> Phone (410) 683-7840
> Fax (410) 683-7817
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Date: 5/10/19 5:31 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Blackbirds in Trouble?
Nothing down on this side of the Nanticoke... We have oodles of Redwings at home on the marsh and lots of Grackles and some RW here in SBY. The only thing really noticeable is they, like kids, have no idea of the cost to keep their stomachs full.

Jim

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Date: 5/10/19 5:28 am
From: Paul Pisano <cheep.paul...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] 2018 Annual Birding Report
Thanks Dave! I greatly appreciate your hard work on this.

Paul P.
Arlington, VA

> On May 9, 2019, at 7:11 PM, David Powell <seneca.ranger...> wrote:
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
> The long awaited 2018 annual birding report is attached below. As I mentioned in an earlier email, I ran into formatting issues when I converted the document from Excel to Word. Unfortunately, Russ Ruffing data base from the previous year was beyond my basic Excel abilities. I was able to correct many of the formatting issues, but you will notice it in certain areas.
>
> In doing the 2018 report it became readily apparent, I was not the person for this job. I hope someone else can step up for the position for next year’s report.
>
> Good birding,
>
> Dave
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Date: 5/10/19 4:51 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Black-throated blue hummingbird
I often have Chickadees do that just to get a drink out of the ant
trap.  My mother used to have a device attached to the side of the house
that contained water and had a black cover (to keep the water from
freezing in the winter) with just a small hole in its center.  The
Chickadees loved to drink out of that.  Maybe your warbler has a similar
taste for water trapped in tree cavities?

Steve Long, Oxford

On 5/10/2019 7:34 AM, 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding wrote:
> I just had a male black throated blue warbler visiting my hummingbird
> feeders. It was perched on one feeder near the house and I startled it
> as I approached the window. It flew up to a nearby tree and then to a
> second feeder further from the house. It was perched on the back side
> of the feeder for minute or so before flying off. I could not see
> whether it was trying to get syrup from feeder or just perching. There
> are no ants or other insects on the feeders as far as I can tell.  A
> first for my feeder station!
>
>
>
>
>
> /John Canoles/
>
> Eco-Science Professionals, Inc.
>
> P.O. Box 5006 Glen Arm, MD 21057
>
> www.ecoscienceprofessionalsinc.com
>
>
> Phone (410) 683-7840
> Fax (410) 683-7817
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Date: 5/10/19 4:34 am
From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Black-throated blue hummingbird
I just had a male black throated blue warbler visiting my hummingbird feeders. It was perched on one feeder near the house and I startled it as I approached the window. It flew up to a nearby tree and then to a second feeder further from the house. It was perched on the back side of the feeder for minute or so before flying off. I could not see whether it was trying to get syrup from feeder or just perching. There are no ants or other insects on the feeders as far as I can tell.  A first for my feeder station!




John Canoles

Eco-Science Professionals, Inc.

P.O. Box 5006 Glen Arm, MD 21057 
www.ecoscienceprofessionalsinc.com


Phone (410) 683-7840 Fax (410) 683-7817

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Date: 5/10/19 4:05 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Blackbirds in Trouble?
I am seeing a Red-winged Blackbird under out feeders acting very
strangely.  It has trouble standing on its two feet.  It hops around to
change location, but falls over on each hop, finally coming to rest on
its belly and pecking seeds on the ground.  But, if I go near it, it
flies away without any apparent difficulty. It was doing that last
evening, and is back this morning.  It falls to its right side, and the
red wing patch on its right side appears to be much smaller than on its
left side.  It seems to be missing a  lot of feathers from the top front
of its head, with sort of a "balding" look to it.

In addition, 3 days before, I found a recently dead Grackle about 200'
away on the other side of my house while I was picking up sticks before
mowing.  I could not determine what killed that Grackle.  It had lost
some large wing and tail feathers at the location where I found it, but
otherwise looked very healthy. Eyes were clear and there were  no
obvious wounds or blood.  But, judging by the loose feathers, something
happened there.

Does anybody know if there is something "going around" with blackbirds
that might explain this.  Other birds in the area look normal.  There
have been some recent carbofuran poisoning incidents in this county, but
those usually involve avian predators or scavengers.

Steve Long, Oxford


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Date: 5/10/19 2:44 am
From: 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] The IBA Birdathon starts today!
Hi Everyone,
I'm super excited to once again participate in Audubon Maryland-DC's annual IBA Birdathon. The 10th annual Birdathon will again be a 24-hour event that starts at noon today (Friday, 5/10) and ends at noon tomorrow (Saturday, 5/11). We'll be posting updates from the field at the Maryland Biodiversity Project Facebook page using the hashtag #ibabirdathon and Audubon MD-DC will be sharing those posts and other updates as well. 
Please read on, share, and consider a donation to support Maryland's most important bird areas!  Thank you to Dave Curson and his extended team (Audubon and partners) for the important work. If you care about Maryland birds and their habitats, this is a key program to support. Thanks to everyone who has already donated!
We'll also try to post rare birds here by responding to this message, hopefully with a fully spelled-out species added to the subject line. Last year we found a RUFF, so we're good either way there. :)  We also found TWO White-faced Ibis!
Here's the announcement from Audubon MD-DC:



This year's IBA Birdathon Team includes Matt Hafner, John Hubbell, Bill Hubick, Mikey Lutmerding, and Dan Small. On May 10th & 11th, our team will travel across Maryland as they try to identify as many bird species as possible during a 24-hour period. In 2018, we spotted 212 species. Can we possibly beat that total in 2019?

Best of all, this is all for a great cause. Your donation to Audubon Maryland-DC's Birdathon will support habitat protection and stewardship at IBAs in Maryland. Our state's 43 IBAs are habitats of critical importance for birds and the Important Bird Areas program continues to work hard for bird conservation at these sites across Maryland. 

During the past year, our successes include:

- Collaborating with local conservation partners to ensure that Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge remains fully staffed and open to the public for birding, biking, and hunting;
- Growing our annual “I Bird, I Vote” Bird Conservation Summit for a fourth year to a sell-out crowd, where we mobilize and inform conservation activists on state and federal issues that impact Maryland forests, federal wildlife conservation policy, and emerging threats to coastal ecosystems;
- Working with the Baltimore Ravens to achieve a bird-friendly design for their stadium upgrades in downtown Baltimore. The original design, including vertical pillars of light, would have killed hundreds of migrating birds. The light pillars are no longer included in the project; and
- Restoring more than 100 acres of salt marsh at Farm Creek Marsh in Dorchester County by constructing a new tidal creek to drain floodwaters from the site and allow beneficial marsh plants to become more plentiful and vigorous to sustain local bird populations. This will make Farm Creek more resilient to climate-driven sea level rise. 
Please show your support for our Birdathon by making a donation here:

https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/KmLniKdVaU6DO6ODrcjzww2?utm_source=ea&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=appeal&emci=b4f4f583-2d61-e911-b49e-281878391efb&emdi=7ee1de5b-fa64-e911-b49e-281878391efb&ceid=2588393&smartlinkdata=JmZuPVRob21hcyZsbj1Nb29ybWFuJmVtPWJhbHRpbW9yZSU0MGF1ZHVib24ub3Jn

You can also pledge a specific amount for every bird species we see or hear (e.g., $1 or $2 per bird). If you would like to make a pledge, please email <psmith...>

Although we are part of the National Audubon Society, we are responsible for raising all of our funds locally. So you can be sure that 100% of your donation will be used to support Important Bird Areas and their birds here in Maryland. Please give today!

Bill HubickPasadena, <Marylandbill_hubick...>://www.billhubick.com
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Date: 5/9/19 6:42 pm
From: 'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] 2018 Annual Birding Report
Thanks, Dave, for taking on this task, which is a formidable one.  As one of the (very minor) listers in MD and DC, I am certainly most appreciative of the job you have done (and the job that Russ Ruffing did before you).
Mike BowenBethesda

D. H. Michael Bowen
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Bethesda, Maryland 20817Phone/fax: (301) 530-5764

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, 7:12:27 PM EDT, David Powell <seneca.ranger...> wrote:


Hi Everyone,

The long awaited 2018 annual birding report is attachedbelow. As I mentioned in an earlier email, I ran into formatting issues when Iconverted the document from Excel to Word. Unfortunately, Russ Ruffing database from the previous year was beyond my basic Excel abilities. I was able tocorrect many of the formatting issues, but you will notice it in certain areas.

In doing the 2018 report it became readily apparent, I wasnot the person for this job. I hope someone else can step up for the positionfor next year’s report.

Good birding,

Dave


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Date: 5/9/19 5:07 pm
From: Patricia Wood <pwood...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
I haven't seen this mentioned anywhere yet, so I wanted to share an experience I had: I was getting a lift from a fellow birder, sitting on the back seat as we went down the highway, looked down and discovered a tick marching toward me on the seat! Yikes! I grabbed him up in a bit of tissue, opened a crack in the window, and gave him a fast exit from the car. So maybe it would be good to spray one's car seat after coming back from a tick area, so if one is on your clothes, it'll stay there until you can wash and dry them. It's a scarey thought that one might days later be giving a ride to someone with a health issue that would make Lyme esp, bad for them to get, because who would even think of such a thing as a tick in the car? But I can't forget that little bugger making such a beeline for my leg over the seat, so I wanted to mention the possibility.

And Ed--I think you need a hazmat suit for that Wetland; 20 ticks is a lot!
Take care,
Patricia Wood
Silver Spring

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Date: 5/9/19 4:12 pm
From: David Powell <seneca.ranger...>
Subject: [MDBirding] 2018 Annual Birding Report
Hi Everyone,

The long awaited 2018 annual birding report is attached below. As I
mentioned in an earlier email, I ran into formatting issues when I
converted the document from Excel to Word. Unfortunately, Russ Ruffing data
base from the previous year was beyond my basic Excel abilities. I was able
to correct many of the formatting issues, but you will notice it in certain
areas.

In doing the 2018 report it became readily apparent, I was not the person
for this job. I hope someone else can step up for the position for next
year’s report.

Good birding,

Dave

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Date: 5/9/19 4:10 pm
From: Jack Saba <jlsaba001...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bonaparte's Gull, Forster's Tern at Lake Artemesia
This morning.

Jack

On 5/9/19 19:00, Derek C. Richardson wrote:
>
> wow, was that before or after the storm?  I was there after and saw
> none of that lol (well, I got Orchard Oriole, Wood Thrush, and the
> Cedar Waxings, plus a couple Swainson's Thrushes singing, which I
> guess is what you heard).
>
> D
>
> On Thu, 9 May 2019, Jack Saba wrote:
>
>> I haven't seen a BOGU at Artemesia for several years, and can't
>> remember ever seeing a Forster's Tern there.
>>
>> Other highlights:
>>
>> both Orioles
>>
>> female RT Hummingbird collecting cattail fluff
>>
>> Caspian Tern
>>
>> Wood Thrush (in woods to east of Indian Creek)
>>
>> A singing Catharus thrush -- was not able to see the bird and
>> couldn't ID it from the song. Recording attached. Hopefully someone
>> can pin down the ID.
>>
>> Cedar Waxwings all over the place.
>>
>> Full report on ebird.
>>
>> Jack Saba
>> Berwyn Heights
>>
>>
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Date: 5/9/19 2:24 pm
From: Jack Saba <jlsaba001...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bonaparte's Gull, Forster's Tern at Lake Artemesia
Thanks, Mike

Jack


On 5/9/19 16:57, Mike Bowen wrote:
> Jack:  Thrush sounds like Swainson's.  Runs up the scale. (Veery goes
> down . . . )
>
> Mike B.
>
> D. H. Michael Bowen
> 8609 Ewing Drive
> Bethesda, Maryland 20817
> Phone/fax: (301) 530-5764
>
>
> On Thursday, May 9, 2019, 4:22:49 PM EDT, Jack Saba
> <jlsaba001...> wrote:
>
>
> I haven't seen a BOGU at Artemesia for several years, and can't remember
> ever seeing a Forster's Tern there.
>
> Other highlights:
>
> both Orioles
>
> female RT Hummingbird collecting cattail fluff
>
> Caspian Tern
>
> Wood Thrush (in woods to east of Indian Creek)
>
> A singing Catharus thrush -- was not able to see the bird and couldn't
> ID it from the song. Recording attached. Hopefully someone can pin down
> the ID.
>
> Cedar Waxwings all over the place.
>
> Full report on ebird.
>
> Jack Saba
> Berwyn Heights
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Date: 5/9/19 2:03 pm
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
Ed, You gotta stay out of the brush! Twenty is a big number. I live on acreage across from Nutters Neck WMA. It's mixed woods, pasture and a small clearing for the house. My first of the year was a couple of weeks ago. Ticks are a given and a constant. Luckily, I am a bit odd in that I don't like labels in the back of a t-shirt, so I am attentive even to the nymphs.

Gaters are good*, but I find tall rubber boots better; I understand that most ticks stay pretty low. (my wife gets them reaching into flower beds) I gather the boots limit the pheromones and/or heat that alert the ticks to a host being near. I've done both permethrin and Amitraz from Thailand that they use on cattle ...with dubious results. (they keep biting flies off...)

X'd-fingers ...in the almost 30 yrs we've been bitten we have not had a major problem. I gather however the hot spots for Lyme are expanding south.

Jim

*I used to use rubberband on my pant legs ...then 2-sided Velcro. Either they waited for me to open the door or slipped thru the cracks.

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Date: 5/9/19 1:35 pm
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cormorant - fishing line - Assateague
While doing a dog-walk on a nice day, before the park starts to get busy. We came across what I assume is a Cormorant's carcass in the tideline. The poor bugger not only got into fishing line and/or netting but there is a hook attached at the end embedded in its wing; its lower bill was affixed to its wing. The files are large so I attached it to a site of mine.


Jim


https://wetstuff.com/AZTK1.jpg

https://wetstuff.com/AZTK2.jpg


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Date: 5/9/19 1:22 pm
From: Jack Saba <jlsaba001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Bonaparte's Gull, Forster's Tern at Lake Artemesia
I haven't seen a BOGU at Artemesia for several years, and can't remember
ever seeing a Forster's Tern there.

Other highlights:

both Orioles

female RT Hummingbird collecting cattail fluff

Caspian Tern

Wood Thrush (in woods to east of Indian Creek)

A singing Catharus thrush -- was not able to see the bird and couldn't
ID it from the song. Recording attached. Hopefully someone can pin down
the ID.

Cedar Waxwings all over the place.

Full report on ebird.

Jack Saba
Berwyn Heights

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Date: 5/9/19 12:55 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
Another tick tip: There are gaiters available that are pre-treated with permethrin. I have a pair of these. They are knee-high, are made of a soft fabric, and wrap around the lower leg and close with Velcro strips. They are lightweight, comfortable and surprisingly cool and work over any pair of pants. Since they don’t need to be regularly washed (unlike pants), the permethrin lasts a long time. They also help deter chiggers. I bought mine on Amazon and the brand name is “Lym-eez.”



Of course, the gaiters won’t help with ticks that, as Jim Moore notes, come from higher perches. But I have found them effective in most situations.



Marcia

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Marcia Watson

Patuxent Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society

www.patuxentbirdclub.org



Bowie, MD

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From: <mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...>] On Behalf Of Jim
Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2019 2:54 PM
Cc: Maryland & DC Birding
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks



Thanks Emily for the info and my sympathies.



I should follow up on a post I made yesterday about 10 ticks crawling up pants I had sprayed with Permethrin. Now that I think about it, though I spray most of my field pants, I may not have yet sprayed those particular pants with Permethrin, and that might have been part of my problem. I have seen two ticks crawling up my sprayed pants in the past however--but those were nylon pants, and I'm not sure Permethrin adheres so well to nylon.



Also, I believe wellies can help in deterring ticks that try to attach low to the ground. I have never seen ticks on the wellies I routinely wear. But of course they won't help for ticks attaching higher, such as from tall grass or tree branches.



Good birding!

Jim Moore

Rockville



On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 2:17 PM Emily Mitchell <info...> wrote:

As a victim to Lymes disease and also the mammal meat allergy Alpha-Gal which is transmitted from the Lone-Star Tick I am well versed with tick illnesses and tick prevention. All it takes is a bite to have the illness transmitted. It is a myth that a tick needs to be embedded at least 24 hours to be given Lymes disease.

Interesting that the CDC still does not include Alpha-Gal as a tick-born disease as it is actually an allergy to the sugar in the proteins of mammal meat. It is quite prevalent in Anne Arundel County. If you have been bit by a Lone-star tick and start feeling bad after eating red meat, have an allergist test you for the IGE tickers for bovine, swine and Alpha-Gal.

For those that are concerned about the effects of DEET or Permethrin, another product PICARIDIN is plant based and is as effective as the others. There is "Ranger Ready 20% Picaridin Spray. Read more here:

https://rangerready.com/pages/what-is-picaridin

Both DEET and PICARIDIN are effecting in repelling ticks, while Permethrin will actually kill the tick. I found Permethrin to be more effective in repelling ticks then DEET.

As a birder we stand still much more often than a hiker, so it gives ticks more opportunity to find a home. It is easy to rub against tree brush above and to the sides so long-sleeve shirts and a pre-treated hat also helps.

Do note that Patuxent North/South tracts ticks are known to carry Lymes disease to be extra protected when visiting these locations.

Hope this helps!
Emily

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Date: 5/9/19 12:00 pm
From: Noah Bers <noahbers...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
Jim - That is accurate. Permethrin bonds very well to 100% cotton and wool and a bit less so to poly-blends. Soaking will adhere better than spraying in this case. Take that people who say jeans aren't outdoor clothing :-)

Abrasian is a primary reason that permethrin needs to be reapplied so I spray my shoes more frequently.



On Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 2:54:24 PM UTC-4, Jim Moore wrote:
> Thanks Emily for the info and my sympathies. 
>
>
>
> I should follow up on a post I made yesterday about 10 ticks crawling up pants I had sprayed with Permethrin.  Now that I think about it, though I spray most of my field pants, I may not have yet sprayed those particular pants with Permethrin, and that might have been part of my problem.  I have seen two ticks crawling up my sprayed pants in the past however--but those were nylon pants, and I'm not sure Permethrin adheres so well to nylon.
>
>
> Also, I believe wellies can help in deterring ticks that try to attach low to the ground.  I have never seen ticks on the wellies I routinely wear.  But of course they won't help for ticks attaching higher, such as from tall grass or tree branches.
>
>
>
> Good birding!
> Jim Moore
> Rockville
>

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Date: 5/9/19 11:54 am
From: Jim <epiphenomenon9...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Be careful - ticks
Thanks Emily for the info and my sympathies.

I should follow up on a post I made yesterday about 10 ticks crawling up
pants I had sprayed with Permethrin. Now that I think about it, though I
spray most of my field pants, I may not have yet sprayed those particular
pants with Permethrin, and that might have been part of my problem. I have
seen two ticks crawling up my sprayed pants in the past however--but those
were nylon pants, and I'm not sure Permethrin adheres so well to nylon.

Also, I believe wellies can help in deterring ticks that try to attach low
to the ground. I have never seen ticks on the wellies I routinely wear.
But of course they won't help for ticks attaching higher, such as from tall
grass or tree branches.

Good birding!
Jim Moore
Rockville

On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 2:17 PM Emily Mitchell <
<info...> wrote:

> As a victim to Lymes disease and also the mammal meat allergy Alpha-Gal
> which is transmitted from the Lone-Star Tick I am well versed with tick
> illnesses and tick prevention. All it takes is a bite to have the illness
> transmitted. It is a myth that a tick needs to be embedded at least 24
> hours to be given Lymes disease.
>
> Interesting that the CDC still does not include Alpha-Gal as a tick-born
> disease as it is actually an allergy to the sugar in the proteins of mammal
> meat. It is quite prevalent in Anne Arundel County. If you have been bit by
> a Lone-star tick and start feeling bad after eating red meat, have an
> allergist test you for the IGE tickers for bovine, swine and Alpha-Gal.
>
> For those that are concerned about the effects of DEET or P