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7/18/18 12:57 pm Jim Rapp <dlitedirector...> [MDBirding] 2018 Summer Wild Turkey Survey - DNR needs your help!
7/18/18 9:30 am john pangborn <pangborn.john19...> [MDBirding] Blue Mash Nature Trail -- Jul 18, 2018
7/18/18 7:54 am Dave Roberts <ddroberts50...> [MDBirding] Re: Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
7/18/18 4:42 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> [MDBirding] Rehabilitator near Easton?
7/17/18 3:19 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Fwd: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
7/17/18 12:58 pm Lynn R <lynnrust...> [MDBirding] Re: Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
7/17/18 12:58 pm Rachel Adler <rachel.m.adler...> [MDBirding] Re: MD Spoonbill- not found this eve at Jug Bay
7/17/18 12:38 pm JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Re: lower Eastern Shore + off topic (mostly at end): NJ, DE, NY, PA
7/17/18 12:31 pm JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Re: Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
7/17/18 10:22 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
7/17/18 10:13 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
7/17/18 10:04 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
7/17/18 9:46 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
7/17/18 9:01 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore + off topic (mostly at end): NJ, DE, NY, PA
7/17/18 6:55 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 7/17/2018
7/16/18 6:25 pm Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
7/16/18 12:27 pm Max Wilson <max.wilson...> [MDBirding] Charles County Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
7/16/18 6:45 am Carol Daugherty <cdaughertycpa...> Re: [MDBirding] Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
7/16/18 6:36 am Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...> Re: [MDBirding] Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
7/16/18 6:24 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Re: new camera
7/16/18 6:08 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
7/16/18 5:34 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Re: Parrot like birds in NE Washington
7/15/18 8:32 am Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...> [MDBirding] Re: Parrot like birds in NE Washington
7/14/18 6:13 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: Parrot like birds in NE Washington
7/14/18 6:08 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Parrot like birds in NE Washington
7/14/18 6:08 pm Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> Re: [MDBirding] Parrot like birds in NE Washington
7/14/18 6:05 pm missy Placed <9nationals...> Re: [MDBirding] Parrot like birds in NE Washington
7/14/18 6:01 pm Sarah Kirchen <sarahtimkirchen...> [MDBirding] Parrot like birds in NE Washington
7/14/18 4:25 pm 'Rod Burley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] eBird -- Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract -- Jul 14, 2018
7/13/18 6:04 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Poplar Island 7/12/2018
7/13/18 5:35 pm Scott Baron <baron.scott...> [MDBirding] Oaks Landfill (private), Mont. Co. - July 13
7/13/18 12:35 pm Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Poplar Island 7/12/2018
7/11/18 5:10 pm Matt Cohen <matt...> [MDBirding] Re: Little Bennett
7/11/18 7:10 am Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 07/09/18
7/10/18 10:48 am Jack Filigenzi <jjf2198...> Fw: Fwd: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill June 13
7/10/18 9:03 am Gerry Hawkins <maineusa...> [MDBirding] Voice of the Naturalist, Greater DC area, week ending 7/9/18
7/10/18 4:02 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] new camera
7/10/18 3:59 am jugbayjs <jugbayjs...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill June 13
7/9/18 5:14 pm John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill June 13
7/9/18 4:35 pm Liz <ekrone1...> [MDBirding] Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens and South
7/9/18 3:57 pm jugbayjs <jugbayjs...> [MDBirding] Re: MD Spoonbill- not found this eve at Jug Bay
7/8/18 5:16 pm 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
7/8/18 1:36 pm John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...> Fwd: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
7/8/18 11:54 am 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> RE: Fwd: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
7/8/18 10:46 am John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...> Fwd: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
7/8/18 10:31 am John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
7/8/18 10:23 am Chas Argent <chas.argent...> [MDBirding] Re: Spoonbill?
7/8/18 10:20 am Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
7/7/18 9:07 am Floyd Parks <floydlparks...> [MDBirding] Re: Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches revisited.
7/7/18 8:40 am jfstup <jfstup38...> [MDBirding] Re: Little Bennett
7/7/18 5:06 am Robert McLean <tmclean1090...> [MDBirding] Yellow-crowned Night Heron at Towson HS
7/6/18 6:57 pm 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill North Beach
7/6/18 9:29 am jfstup <jfstup38...> [MDBirding] Little Bennett
7/6/18 4:45 am 'Christine HUFFMAN' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] I wanted to teach a lesson on compassion — and ended up with a crazed seagull in my car
7/6/18 4:33 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] I wanted to teach a lesson on compassion — and ended up with a crazed seagull in my car
7/6/18 3:21 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill North Beach
7/5/18 6:50 am mike burchett <mikeburchett23...> [MDBirding] Roseate Tern - Assateague Island
7/4/18 1:09 pm 'MikeBowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach
7/4/18 10:38 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches revisited.
7/4/18 5:19 am Lynne Parks <v.lynneparks...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach
7/3/18 3:19 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 7/3/2018
7/3/18 3:15 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] RESULTS: 2018 C & O Canal [mid-winter] Count
7/3/18 11:51 am Patricia Wood <pwood...> Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach Calvert County
7/3/18 11:43 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Re: Screech-Owl Nest at Blackwater National WIldlife Refuge
7/3/18 8:17 am Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...> Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach Calvert County
7/3/18 7:21 am David Greenspoon <greenspoon...> Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach Calvert County
7/3/18 6:10 am 'Sue Billings' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Re: dragonflies on the C&O Canal
7/3/18 5:33 am David Greenspoon <greenspoon...> Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach Calvert County
7/3/18 4:50 am 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach Calvert County
7/2/18 5:31 pm Patrick Malone <pmalone...> [MDBirding] dragonflies on the C&O Canal
7/2/18 12:49 pm Paul Budde <pbudde...> RE: [MDBirding] North Beach Roseate Spoonbill
7/2/18 7:52 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] North Beach Roseate Spoonbill
7/2/18 7:48 am pbudde <pbudde...> [MDBirding] North Beach Roseate Spoonbill
7/1/18 1:27 pm Patrick Malone <pmalone...> [MDBirding] heron and vultures at Great Falls this morning
7/1/18 6:01 am Judi Durda <jdurda...> Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill - North Beach
7/1/18 4:36 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill - North Beach
6/30/18 7:56 pm Paul Guris <paulagics.com...> [MDBirding] Summer Overnight Lewes Pelagic - Sat, Aug 25 to Sun, Aug 26
6/30/18 6:26 pm William Young <wcyoung4242...> [MDBirding] Screech-Owl Nest at Blackwater National WIldlife Refuge
6/30/18 12:20 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [DE] Fork-tailed Flycatcher...location...location...location :)
6/30/18 6:30 am Howard Patterson <howard21042...> [MDBirding] White Form Great Blue Heron Frederick County
6/30/18 5:03 am Max Wilson <max.wilson...> [MDBirding] GBHE (white morph) at Israel Creek
6/29/18 6:33 pm Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> Re: [MDBirding] Fork-tailed Flycatcher
6/29/18 2:54 pm Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> [MDBirding] Fork-tailed Flycatcher
6/29/18 9:01 am Hugh David Fleischmann <david...> [MDBirding] GBHE (white morph) at Israel Creek
6/28/18 6:09 pm Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> [MDBirding] Eastern Neck NWF in trouble
6/28/18 8:43 am guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Soldiers Delight last Sunday
6/27/18 3:52 pm Kojo Baidoo <baidookojo6...> [MDBirding] Soldiers Delight last Sunday
6/27/18 11:27 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] Robin nest vs Crows
6/27/18 5:49 am Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 06/25/18
6/26/18 11:27 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Article on Maryland pelagic history and an award to Richard A. Rowlett
6/26/18 4:31 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
6/26/18 12:54 pm Daniel Sloan <danielsloan215...> [MDBirding] Re: bird song identification apps
6/26/18 10:42 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Schedule for Chimney Swifts' Nesting/Hatching/Fledging?
6/26/18 10:35 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill at North Beach, 6/26
6/26/18 10:08 am Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...> Re: [MDBirding] OT: unusual butterfly hatch
6/26/18 9:40 am Carol Daugherty <cdaughertycpa...> Re: Fwd: [MDBirding] Schedule for Chimney Swifts' Nesting/Hatching/Fledging?
6/26/18 9:10 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 6/26/2018
6/26/18 8:42 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: Fwd: [MDBirding] Schedule for Chimney Swifts' Nesting/Hatching/Fledging?
6/26/18 8:14 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Fwd: [MDBirding] Schedule for Chimney Swifts' Nesting/Hatching/Fledging?
6/26/18 8:10 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Re: OT: unusual butterfly hatch
6/26/18 7:41 am Thomas Stock <altomomatic...> Re: [MDBirding] OT: unusual butterfly hatch
6/26/18 7:17 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> [MDBirding] Schedule for Chimney Swifts' Nesting/Hatching/Fledging?
6/26/18 6:56 am Josh Emm <apistopanchax...> Re: [MDBirding] OT: unusual butterfly hatch
6/26/18 6:24 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] OT: unusual butterfly hatch
6/25/18 5:05 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
6/24/18 2:34 pm Jared Fisher <Jared.Fisher...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill - Blackwater NWR 6/24
6/24/18 1:37 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] News from the MD/DC Records Committee
6/24/18 10:42 am Bryan H <bghenson23...> Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
6/23/18 1:04 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] Hungry Hummers
6/23/18 5:00 am Wendy Crowe <crowe...> [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/23/18 3:22 am Barry Marsh <barry.d.marsh...> [MDBirding] ROSP @ North Beach
6/23/18 3:21 am Jim Brighton <jimbrighton3...> [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/22/18 10:15 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches
6/22/18 10:15 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Fwd: [MDOSPREY] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches
6/22/18 8:21 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
6/22/18 7:56 pm 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
6/22/18 6:53 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
6/22/18 6:49 pm Jared Fisher <Jared.Fisher...> Re: [MDBirding] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches
6/22/18 5:25 pm Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches
6/22/18 5:15 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
6/22/18 4:31 pm Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
6/22/18 4:10 pm Suzanne Richman <suzanne_richman...> Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
6/22/18 2:51 pm 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
6/22/18 2:19 pm Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
6/22/18 12:24 pm Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Poplar Island 6/21/2018
6/22/18 12:06 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
6/22/18 10:46 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
6/22/18 9:20 am Kurt Schwarz <krschwa1...> [MDBirding] PA RBC ACCEPTS Black-backed Oriole
6/22/18 8:48 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
6/22/18 7:03 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
6/21/18 8:03 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Eagle Deaths Caused by Pesticide Poisoning
6/21/18 3:07 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> [MDBirding] Eagle Deaths Caused by Pesticide Poisoning
6/21/18 1:02 pm Nikki DeBraccio <nikki.debraccio...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/21/18 12:28 pm Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill and Access to Walton Beach Park
6/21/18 10:30 am 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill and Access to Walton Beach Park
6/21/18 10:00 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, Blackwater, June 6-11, 2018.
6/21/18 5:53 am Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Cerulean Warbler - "Wow its not just me"
6/21/18 4:27 am Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill at North Beach
6/20/18 8:36 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] Turkey hen and 8 to 10 chicks - Late post
6/20/18 8:24 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill photos?
6/20/18 7:46 pm Janet Millenson <janet...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill photos?
6/20/18 7:23 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill photos?
6/20/18 7:19 pm Janet Millenson <janet...> [MDBirding] Spoonbill photos?
6/20/18 7:05 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 6:48 pm Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Cerulean Warbler in Patapsco Valley, spring 2018
6/20/18 5:58 pm Jan Braumuller <janbraumuller...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 5:58 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 5:24 pm Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 4:55 pm Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 4:34 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 4:18 pm Kye jenkins <kyebird54...> [MDBirding] Re: Cerulean Warbler - "Wow its not just me"
6/20/18 4:14 pm George Jett <gmjett...> RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 3:06 pm Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 2:52 pm Bud Poole <budpoole343...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 1:50 pm Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Re: Cerulean Warbler - "Wow its not just me"
6/20/18 12:55 pm Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> Re: [MDBirding] Cerulean Warbler - "Wow its not just me"
6/20/18 12:23 pm guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Swallow sconces
6/20/18 11:46 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 11:09 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 11:06 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 10:54 am George Jett <gmjett...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 10:29 am 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Fwd: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 9:36 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 9:04 am Hugh Vandervoort <hughva...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 8:12 am JB Churchill <jchurchi...> [MDBirding] Cerulean Warbler - "Wow its not just me"
6/20/18 6:45 am George Jett <gmjett...> RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 6:32 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 6:13 am George Jett <gmjett...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 6:11 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 6:01 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 5:31 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 5:28 am George Jett <gmjett...> Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/20/18 3:56 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] Spoonbill
6/19/18 5:59 pm 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill-Thank you!
6/19/18 3:55 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/19/18 2:22 pm 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/19/18 2:10 pm Kurt Schwarz <krschwa1...> [MDBirding] Seeking Noah Bers, eBird Checklist Issue
6/19/18 1:27 pm Paul Noell <myconut...> RE: [MDBirding] Dangerous weed - Hampton Roads area
6/19/18 12:47 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 6/19/2018
6/19/18 11:09 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Dangerous weed - Hampton Roads area
6/19/18 10:53 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Re: Dangerous weed - Hampton Roads area
6/19/18 8:34 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/19/18 7:44 am Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Sandwich Tern, Ocean City
6/19/18 7:43 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Wood duck to Screech Owl to GC Flycatcher residence
6/19/18 6:21 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Dangerous weed - Hampton Roads area
6/19/18 6:11 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Swallow sconces
6/19/18 6:03 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Wood duck to Screech Owl to GC Flycatcher residence
6/19/18 5:49 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Re: Mosquito control and hummers
6/19/18 5:39 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Re: Hummers and Squirrels
6/19/18 4:55 am 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/19/18 4:14 am Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> [MDBirding] Roseate spoonbill
6/18/18 8:30 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] WHY DOES THE Middletown Chimney Swift roost continue...???
6/18/18 3:58 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/18/18 12:53 pm George Jett <gmjett...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/18/18 11:53 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Maryland Roseate Spoonbill - previous records
6/18/18 11:12 am 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/18/18 10:20 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> RE: [MDBirding] GPS Coordinates by app
6/18/18 8:52 am Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/18/18 8:36 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/18/18 8:07 am Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/18/18 7:57 am Andy Beiderman <aandyy...> [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/18/18 6:19 am Derek Hudgins <derekhudgins...> [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/18/18 5:16 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
6/18/18 4:42 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill
 
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Date: 7/18/18 12:57 pm
From: Jim Rapp <dlitedirector...>
Subject: [MDBirding] 2018 Summer Wild Turkey Survey - DNR needs your help!
Sending on behalf of MD DNR:


> Hello DNR staff and previous turkey survey participants,
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> It's that time of year again - The ANNUAL SUMMER WILD TURKEY SURVEY!
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> If you have helped in the past, thank you and please continue to send in those observations. If you haven’t participated previously, please consider helping this year. This is a very important population monitoring tool, but it's accuracy and value depend on how much participation we get. With declining turkey numbers in some areas and poor nesting weather this spring, your assistance is more important than ever.
>
> The survey is very simple. Just record any turkeys you see during the months of July and August. You can use the attached survey form in either WORD or .pdf formats. Then email, fax, or mail the completed forms to me by September 10. And if that's too much trouble for you, just email or text any sightings to me. Remember to include the date and county. Honestly I really don't care how I get it...just send me your turkey observations!
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> Also attached is a 1-page guide with some tips to help identify turkeys in the summer months. Remember to record ALL turkeys you see, not just broods.
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> Please distribute to anyone you know that may be interested. Thank you! I'll send out a summary of the results to everyone that submits data.
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> [changing_maryland_logo.jpg] http://www.maryland.gov/
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Date: 7/18/18 9:30 am
From: john pangborn <pangborn.john19...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Blue Mash Nature Trail -- Jul 18, 2018
Comments: good shorebird habitat
At the landfill pond

2 Wood Duck
15 Mallard -- 8 young
3 Great Blue Heron
6 Killdeer
3 Least Sandpiper
3 Solitary Sandpiper
1 Lesser Yellowlegs
6 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Willow Flycatcher
2 American Crow
2 Tree Swallow
4 Carolina Wren
4 Wood Thrush
2 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird
2 Brown Thrasher
6 Common Yellowthroat
5 Field Sparrow
4 Song Sparrow
9 Eastern Towhee
8 Northern Cardinal
1 Blue Grosbeak
1 Red-winged Blackbird

Number of Taxa: 26

John pangborn
Gaithersburg MD.

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Date: 7/18/18 7:54 am
From: Dave Roberts <ddroberts50...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
Thought this would be of interest regarding how brain evolution led to highly intelligent birds

https://www.future-science.com/btn/news/jul18/13

Dave Roberts
Bethesda

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Date: 7/18/18 4:42 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rehabilitator near Easton?
Just found a young Cardinal that seems to be suffering from a window
strike, but I did not see that happen, so not really sure what injury or
illness.  Bird is alert, but does not seem to be able to move wings or
coordinate legs to stand upright.  Neck and eyes seem fine.

Does anybody know of a bird rehab person or group near here
(Easton/Cambridge area on Eastern Shore)?

Steve Long, Oxford

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Date: 7/17/18 3:19 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Fwd: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Date: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with
closing
To: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Use the Legislative issue tab for Cardin. I ran into the same issue. Van
Hollen’s Works fine

Kurt is right - the full name of the Cardin tab/button is Leave Opinion on
Issue or Legislation and it allows a quick & easy response.

The full name of the Van Hollen tab/button is Share Your Opinion on
Legislation and while technically not appropriate for the NWR, will likely
bring the issue to his attention, or use the email address I shared in an
earlier ms.

No responses so far...

Think I'm finally done, but hope lots of others will take the time to
canvass the pols about this incl the GOV [link also in an earlier ms.] and
most especially U.S. Representative Andy Harris' 1st Congressional district
constituents...

Jim S.

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Date: 7/17/18 12:58 pm
From: Lynn R <lynnrust...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
On Monday, July 16, 2018 at 9:08:43 AM UTC-4, JimC wrote:
> During a week on Topsail Island, NC* I spent a lot of time on the deck overlooking the ocean. Lots of pelicans, gulls ...the usual, but the most interesting were the B-T Grackles. Small groups would 'work' porches checking for food scraps. At this house they used plastic bins as a foot dip to break loose sand before you finished the job with a hose. The first thing I noticed was the Grackles used these bins as a source for fresh water.
>
> One morning, the dog did not finished his meal of cut chicken and dry food — I set it out for the Grackles. Unfortunately, I did not have the camera when I saw a female grab a dry biscuit and take it into the bucket and soak it in water. It appered, I'm extrapolating, she was unable to consume the 10 x 4mm disk directly and softened it up as if she was dipping a donut in coffee. The photos of this male at least show the setup.
>
> Jim
>
> *...my daughter from San Francisco did a trade on 'Home Exchange' — her downtown apartment for a week with a couple in Charlotte who have this house on Topsail ..'even trade. My daughter has done AirB&B, but likes this 'much' better. Last summer she 'traded' a week in Paris with a lady and her daughter that wanted to see S.F. She looked at one near Barcelona but the dates did not work ..another in the Dominican was not in a gated community. Peer exchange is an interesting concept. If I didn't live in such an uninteresting area ..without even decent internet access, I'd consider doing it.

Hi, first time user replying to JimC with my own B-T grackle observation. I kept seeing sunflower seed shells in my water bath and couldn't figure out how they got there until I saw a B-T grackle get a seed from the feeder, fly to the water bath, dunk the seed, soften it in its beak, dunk again, soften again, split the seed, drop the shell, dunk the nutmeat, and soften that until it finally ate the shelled seed. Repeat N times. It reminded me of a great blue heron that flipped a gopher and threw it on the ground for over 30min until it was tenderized enough to swallow whole. Remarkable.

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Date: 7/17/18 12:58 pm
From: Rachel Adler <rachel.m.adler...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: MD Spoonbill- not found this eve at Jug Bay
On Monday, July 9, 2018 at 6:57:44 PM UTC-4, jugbayjs wrote:
> In case anyone was wondering... I looked for the Spoonbill for an hour this eve after work; I did not see the it around Patuxent River Park (PRP) or Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary. I was only looking from the PG/PRP side (west shore of river). Yesterday afternoon it was only visible from a specific location at Mt Calvert (PRP), and sometimes it was not in view from there. Conclusion: Jug Bay is a big place with lots of hiding spots, and it could easily be here and get missed. I did not see a report from North Beach today.
>
> Best regards-
> Jeff Shenot
> Croom, MD

Has anyone seen the Spoonbill since the 8th? I still haven't managed to see it, but I'd really like to!

Rachel

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Date: 7/17/18 12:38 pm
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: lower Eastern Shore + off topic (mostly at end): NJ, DE, NY, PA
Nice summary, Harry.

"With a recovery rate of - I think it is c. 8% - this should eventually result in about 105 being heard from again, found dead on a Florida beach, shot in Cuba, or whatever." ...that's kind of a depressing reality, eh?

Jim

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Date: 7/17/18 12:31 pm
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
Cool. ... nice to see it was not an isolated event. You see boat-tails over at Assateaque but none in Salisbury or 12mi W on the marsh. Luckily, the week away have given the Red-Wings at home an idea they might have to look elsewhere for food. ...that, or they are migrating already.

Jim

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Date: 7/17/18 10:22 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
>>> On 7/16/18, Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> wrote:
>>>> Here's a website with info on how to help:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/help-eastern-neck.html
>
FINAL ANOTHER follow up:

Contact the Gov's office at this link
http://governor.maryland.gov/mail/default.asp

Jim S.

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Date: 7/17/18 10:13 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
>> On 7/16/18, Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> wrote:
>>> Here's a website with info on how to help:
>>>
>>> http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/help-eastern-neck.html

YET ANOTHER follow up:
Sen. Van Hollen's page was even less user friendly, but you can get
around the privacy act requirement at least temporarily by using the
e-address:

<assistance...>

Do put your full name/address in your email...

Jim S.
>
> USFWS is proposing to close the Eastern Neck NWR. Please intervene in
> whatever manner necessary to prevent this. I do not expect that I
> will need to comply with the privacy act release requirement
> mentioned. If that is not the case, please contact me and I will
> provide by mail or be email attachment. Thanks!

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Date: 7/17/18 10:04 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
On 7/17/18, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
> On 7/16/18, Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> wrote:
>> Here's a website with info on how to help:
>>
>> http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/help-eastern-neck.html

Another follow up:
I was easily able to email my congressperson, but trying to contact
Sen. Cardin sent me thru an unexpected loop. The website says the
request cannot be processed until a privacy release form is received
by mail of by fax...assume that will be true when I try to contact
Sen. Van Hollen. I modified my message in a way that may circumvent
this in this manner:

USFWS is proposing to close the Eastern Neck NWR. Please intervene in
whatever manner necessary to prevent this. I do not expect that I
will need to comply with the privacy act release requirement
mentioned. If that is not the case, please contact me and I will
provide by mail or be email attachment. Thanks!

Jim S.

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Date: 7/17/18 9:46 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
On 7/16/18, Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> wrote:
> Here's a website with info on how to help:
>
> http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/help-eastern-neck.html

It appears that only residents of the First Congressional District of
Maryland will be able to contact Mr. Harris. Entering my 21755 zip
returned this message:

The zip code entered indicates that you reside outside the First
Congressional District of Maryland. Due to the large volume of US
mail, emails and faxes we receive, we are only able to accept messages
from residents of the First District.

It seems the GOV's office should be actively involved in this
situation, so I would suggest a message there as well.

Jim S.

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Date: 7/17/18 9:01 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore + off topic (mostly at end): NJ, DE, NY, PA
FERRY NECK & lower Eastern Shore (Blackwater, Rumbly Point, Deal I., Elliott I.) and an O.T. touch of VA, DE, PA & NJ, July 5-14, 2018. Signs of fall migration species shown in CAPS. Early-mid July is not the most exciting time of year for birds, but here is what I saw … anyway. (also NY, June 25-26)


COLONIAL WATERBIRD NEWS (to the extent I’ve heard). Most of what follows is 2nd hand, even 3rd. I’ve been out-of-the-loop. But on June 29, I’m hearing, banders tagged 963 brown pelican chicks at 2 colonies in the Martin N.W.R. (N part of Smith I., MD), the first time they’ve been found breeding there. On July 11 347 were banded along with 17 double-crested cormorant chicks S of there at S. Point Marsh (SPM), Accomack County, VA, under the direction of John Weske; this is just S of the MD/VA border; many more there were too small to be banded; another trip is planned; this July 11 trip had 32 participants in 5 boats.


So that totals 1,310 pelican chicks banded in the greater Smith Island area so far. That’s a lot of ululating (although admittedly silent) gular pouches. And there’s plenty more smaller ones waiting there to, hopefully, be banded later this summer. With a recovery rate of - I think it is c. 8% - this should eventually result in about 105 being heard from again, found dead on a Florida beach, shot in Cuba, or whatever. Good data and information in the offing.


It is suggested that the SPM colony is smaller, perhaps due to the big number of pelicans that are now, for the first time, on the Martin refuge. For the past several years over 1,000 pairs have bred at SPM. Huge. A spectacle. A near future banding operation is planned for Spring I., Dorchester County, MD, a unit of Blackwater N.W.R. This is where they first bred in that county, but they have not bred there for a good 10 years or so until now. I have heard that none are breeding on the nearby islands (Holland and Adam) where there have been good numbers on recent years.


Two small colonies of royal terns are at Ocean City, MD, the colony on Reedy Island has failed, but another small one on Skimmer Island is supposed to be doing better. A banding foray was planned for there this July, the 12th, I think. Plans are also in the works to band at a royal colony N of the Chincoteague causeway, perhaps on July 17.


JULY 5, THURSDAY. Route 301 milepost 103 a wild turkey. On the wires of Route 481 a group of 40 TREE SWALLOWS. At RIGBY’S FOLLY: 3 painted turtles basking at Frog Hollow. As of July 16 there has been no rain here for 23 days (fide John Swaine). Our 3 tiny ponds are about dried up. Singles of yellow-billed cuckoo, indigo bunting, a 7” skink. LAUGHING GULL 3, RING-BILLED GULL 2, yes, a sort of sign of fall migration or at least post-breeding dispersal. Good firefly show this and during succeeding evenings. fair, SW5, 91-85. Arrive here 2:30 P.M.


JULY 6, FRIDAY. overcast, 80-85, SW or NW5 becoming calm, a few very light sprinkles from 5:45 P.M. SPOTTED SANDPIPER 1. A female-plumaged black scoter at the mouth of Poplar Cove, preening actively. Black scoters seem to be the most frequently seen scoter in the summer. Sometimes groups of 100 or more are off the coast of the Eastern Shore of Virginia in summer. 5 heron species: snowy egret 2, great egret 1, cattle egret 1, green heron 1, and great blue heron 3. One of the osprey nests in the cove has 2 still-small young, the other nest none. Liz hears a great horned owl call 4 times at 6 P.M. Loads of baby Fowler toads.


eastern cottontail 6. At low tide schools of medium-sized minnows always seem to swirl clockwise on the surface. At 7 P.M. 7 deer (2 of them fawns) in Field 2, 9 in Field 4 (8 of these bucks). gray squirrel 5. red fox 1. half-grown raccoon 1. common tern 1, Forster’s tern 1. bald eagle 1. A bat flies by VERY close to me at 10:14 P.M. Truly spectacular vermilion, roseate, sunset clouds all lit up. Daughter Anne Ayres and grand daughter Alexis arrive.


JULY 7, SATURDAY. cattle egret 11, bald eagle 2, least tern 2, yellow-billed cuckoo 2, mallard 4,, red-tailed hawk 1 adult, black vulture 2. butterflies: red admiral 1, question mark 1, red-spotted purple 2. at 8:15 P.M., deer, a doe in Field 2, 2 does in Field 7, 8 bucks and 8 does in Field 4. Cut the low overhang of the entire driveway. a 4” skink. fair, NNE or NE 15-20-15, 69-77-71, cool, delightful low humidity.


JULY 8, SUNDAY. Eleven ospreys in sight simultaneously. Canada goose, a group of 36 out in Irish Creek. brown thrasher 1. gray squirrel 5 incl., as yesterday, too, a “snowshoes variant”. blue grosbeak 1. Cut the high overhang of the entire driveway. 67-85, clear, continued low humidity, NE5-10, Anne and Alexis leave.


JULY 9, MONDAY. BANK SWALLOW 1. cattle egret 8. 18 deer, 1 a fawn. One painted turtle in Frog Hollow. Cut the overhang on all the trails. gray squirrel 6, red fox 1, eastern cottontail 5. A hummer at the feeder. clear, 70-85, N5 becoming SW5-10.


JULY 10, TUESDAY. 7 barn swallows sit on the dock incl. 2 juveniles, their first and only visit to the dock this sojourn, though before we arrived they’d left their calling cards all over the dock bench. A painted turtle at Frog Hollow. A d.o.r. diamondback terrapin at the entrance to John Swaine’s drive. A d.o.r. gray squirrel on Ferry Neck Road.


At the Easton library purchase a used copy of the Oxford new concise world atlas (2003, 224pp.), 10.25” X 13.5”, an excellent atlas and a bargain for $1 (each cent gets me 2.24 large pages). But the St. Michaels library is usually better for non-fiction used titles.


From Trappe to Cambridge d.o.r. 2 raccoons and 2 gray squirrels. EGYPT ROAD: 35 barn swallows in one group on the wires. BLACKWATER N.W.R., 2:45-3:30, 92-96, SW5-10, clear, fresh water very low, tidal water high. painted turtle 5, redbelly turtle 1. great egret 0, great blue heron 3, bald eagle 2, SPOTTED SANDPIPER 3, LEAST SANDPIPER 2, red-headed woodpecker 2 (4 reported yesterday), ring-billed gull 1 (no other larids), eastern bluebird 1, 3 osprey nests with 1, 2 and 3 young respectively. A d.o.r. young skunk on MAPLE DAM ROAD, another at VIENNA.


JULY 11, WEDNESDAY. Pains me greatly to not take part in the South Point Marsh, VA, pelican banding today. Went back and forth on this many times but with my vertigo and balance issues, a poor night’s sleep, the promise of a choppy ride out, and the memory of a serious dehydration problem last year, I finally decide not to go. These issues not a problem while in the driver’s seat, so I bird all day instead. Mid-day in July when it’s real hot is not very productive, usually. The case, sports fans, this time.


RUMBLY POINT ROAD-IRISH GROVE, from mainland to the point: glossy ibis 17, seaside sparrow 13, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER 17, LEAST SANDPIPER 4, LESSER YELLOWLEGS 4, GREATER YELLOWLEGS 1, royal tern 9, Forster’s tern 6, laughing gull 40, marsh wren 5, double-crested cormorant 17, green heron 2, great egret 1, snowy egret 3, willet 6, mourning dove 1, great crested flycatcher 2, boat-tailed grackle 4 males, red-winged blackbird 40, barn swallow 50, turkey vulture 5, bald eagle 2, osprey 2, red-tailed hawk 1, chipping sparrow 1, eastern meadowlark 1, common grackle 1, and tree swallow 4.


1.5 miles of beautiful saltmarsh. common wood nymph 3, monarch 1, seaside dragonlet 100s, and red fox 1. clear, 81, NE 10. 8:45-10 A.M.


DEAL I. W.M.A. mainland to Chance. 86-89, fair, NE5, high tide, 11 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Lots of Queen Anne’s lace along the shoulders, some marsh hibiscus already blooming. Muskrat 1, diamondback terrapin 1. Loads of seaside dragonlets here, too.


snowy egret 23, great egret 14, tricolored heron 5, osprey 7, bald eagle 2, red-tailed hawk 1, northern harrier 1, turkey vulture 8, double-crested cormorant 3, great blue heron 5, LEAST SANDPIPER 5, willet 1 (large juvenile), herring gull 5, laughing gull 6, black vulture 3, mourning dove 2, barn swallow 8, fish crow 1, American crow 2, seaside sparrow 3, song sparrow 2, boat-tailed grackle 3 males, red-winged blackbird 50, gray catbird 1, blue grosbeak 1, American black duck 22, gadwall 1 male, mallard 5, duck unIDd 1 (merganser ??), glossy ibis 11, chipping sparrow 1.


ELLIOTT I. RD., mainland to McCready’s Creek, 3:15-5:15, 90-96, high tide, NE5-15, mostly overcast becoming fair. 7 raccoons (an adult with 6 young, cute, but destined to be a pain-in-the-neck). Nice job mowing the shoulders, at least 6’ wide everywhere, giving some habitat relief from the vast surrounding saltmarsh. Fewer seaside dragonlets than at Rumbly and Deal.


willet 1, boat-tailed grackle 1 male, double-crested cormorant 2, great blue heron 4, snowy egret 3, Canada goose 6, mallard 4, American black duck 1, osprey 7, bald eagle 5, northern harrier 0, laughing gull 9, herring gull 4, terns 0, mourning dove 3, red-winged blackbird 50, European starling 3, northern mockingbird 3, seaside sparrow 7, song sparrow 1, eastern kingbird 2, barn swallow 35, tree swallow 1, fish crow 3, American crow 2, blue grosbeak 1, wild turkey 1, LEAST SANDPIPER 4, GREATER YELLOWLEGS 1, gray catbird 1.


LINKWOOD: Two does accompanied by 2 fawns. Back at RIGBY’S FOLLY at dusk: 5 deer in Field 1 (incl. 2 small fawns), 2 gray squirrels, and 2 eastern cottontails. Fields being planted today by a huge rig, no till, soy beans, weeds average about 1’ high. The lawn, drive & trails all mowed today. Eight osprey nests are within sight of our shoreline. The record is 9.


JULY 12, THURSDAY. Remaining fields planted with 7 cattle egrets following the planter, a doe and her 2 small, spotted, fawns near it. On a walk I flush 3 bald eagles from the trees on the west side of Field 1; never seen that before; 5:30 P.M. A kettle of 9 turkey vultures over Anderby Hall Road. Two hummingbirds at their feeder. 70-85, NE5 - NW15-20 - NE10. fair then mostly overcast then clear, low humidity at first then hot and hazy at the end. Gray squirrel 4 incl. a “snowshoes variant”. One red-spotted purple, but still very few butterflies.


JULY 13, FRIDAY. A cotton field on the N side of Route 16 (Sussex County, DE) on the way to Lewes. At Lewes at the ferry terminal surrounds 6 active osprey nests, an American oystercatcher, 40 rock pigeons, and 44 brown pelicans.


Lewes, DE - Cape May, NJ ferry: just 2 Wilson’s storm-petrels. See them most every summer crossing but with the frequent easterlies this past week expected more than just 2. 1 brown pelican. 40 horseshoe crab dead floating in the middle. No scoters this trip; often there are oversummering ones around the jetties and rocks.


Cape May side: 1 brown pelican, 2 American oystercatchers, and c. 200 laughing gulls actively feeding on the beach, presumably on horseshoe crab eggs.


JULY 14, SATURDAY. At Rigby’s Folly George records 46 species including 1 each of BELTED KINGFISHER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, RING-BILLED GULL, and glossy ibis.


At Mary’s condo in MARGATE, NJ, right on the beach overlooking the sea from the 4th floor, after intensive scanning I see just 10 species: herring, ring-billed (1), laughing & great black-backed gulls, common and royal (1) terns, fish crows, house sparrows, ospreys, and brown pelicans (groups of 21 and 3).


Eastern cottontails, in spite of the extremely dense housing with small, if any, yards, are common in Margate. Mary once counted 19 as she walked to the kids’ summer camp there. In PA at our Philadelphia place, also heavily built up, we see a record 4 small, baby cottontails on July 2. Only a saw-whet owl is cuter. Been here some 33 years and never seen the likes of that before.


In MD Rose of Sharon bushes are in bloom. PRAY FOR RAIN.


NIAGARA FALLS, NY, JUNE 24-26. In as much as this trip involved a memorial service, a viewing, and 3 meals en famille, not much time was spent birding. I could sit all day and watch the mighty Niagara River, and the falls. There are colonies of ring-billed gulls on the gorge cliffs, black-crowned night herons, and double-crested cormorants on the river’s small, wooded, islands.


Here’s the other birds seen here, some on a delightful walk on Goat Island: chimney swift, mourning dove, tree, bank, barn, cliff & northern rough-winged swallows, great egret, American crow, house finch, American robin, red-winged blackbird, common tern, Canada goose, common grackle, Cooper’s hawk (a male), cedar waxwing, the 3 stinkers to borrow Duncan MacDonald’s phrase (house sparrow, European starling, rock pigeon), mallard, American goldfinch, warbling & red-eyed vireos, yellow warbler, gray catbird, and northern cardinal.


I’d say that millions of trees in NY have been done in by the Emerald Ash Borer. It is also extremely dry up here, too, except north of Warsaw where it poured and there is a big wind farm complex.


Just below our N.F. Comfort Inn I was most pleased to see an all-black Gray Squirrel that was scolding, giving the world “what for”, then sprawled belly down with its paws and legs akimbo, spreadeagled, on top of a big branch, taking it easy in the aftermath of its impressive rant. We also saw 3 regular gray Gray Squirrels.


On the way back to Philadelphia we made a brief tour of Montezuma N.W.R. in central NY state. The big impounded area is extremely low, scummy even, but we did see a male redhead, 6 Canada goose broods, 2 mallard broods, 3 wood duck broods, 2 gadwall, an imm. bald eagle, 11 great blue herons, 11 great egrets, a black-crowned night heron, 2 pied-billed grebes, 2 common gallinule broods, 4 American coot, 2 mute swan, 2 spotted sandpipers, 2 killdeer, a yellow warbler, an American kestrel, and a thriving colony of purple martins right next to the Visitor Center plus 3 huge osprey nests on the power line structures on the way in. No black terns. d.o.r mammals included a beaver, raccoon, and opossum. One live muskrat.


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 7/17/18 6:55 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 7/17/2018
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Date: Tue, Jul 17, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 7/17/2018
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

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 http://www.anshome.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, July
10, and was completed on Tuesday, July 17, 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 58th
Supplement (July 2017).

TOP BIRDS: BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK* in MD, RUFF in DE, GREAT BLUE
HERON* (White Form) in MD.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST: waterfowl, including TRUMPETER and TUNDRA
SWANS, ducks, NORTHERN BOBWHITE, COMMON GALLINULE, shorebirds,
BONAPARTE'S GULL, terns, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, ANHINGA, WHITE IBIS,
ROSEATE SPOONBILL* (unconfirmed), MISSISSIPPI KITE, MERLIN, PEREGRINE
FALCON, COMMON RAVEN, RED-BREASTED and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES,
SALTMARSH SPARROW, BOBOLINK, SUMMER TANAGER and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A flock of 10-12 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS* were circling and
landing repeatedly at a lake in the Hampshire neighborhood off
Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, Charles Co, MD about 7:30 P.M. on July 15.
As they landed near the shore, a cell phone photo was obtained. They
were not relocated.

A male RUFF in breeding plumage was discovered at Ted Harvey WMA-Logan
Lane Tract, in Kent Co, DE on July 10. Based on plumage differences, a
different RUFF was seen and described on July 12-15 at Milford Neck
Wildlife Area-Big Stone Beach Road, also in Kent Co, DE. Yet another
RUFF was seen in Raymond Pool at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on July
13.

The GREAT BLUE HERON* (White Form, aka GREAT WHITE HERON) seen last
week, was spotted most recently along the Israel Creek area in
Frederick Co, MD on July 10. This is along MD 26 just east of the
intersection with Route 194.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Unusual summering waterfowl in the area included a continuing pair of
TRUMPETER SWANS seen at the Owensville Road Pond (private) in Anne
Arundel Co, MD on July 11, and a TUNDRA SWAN lingering at Kinder Farm
Park, also in Anne Arundel Co, MD on July 11.

A pair of NORTHERN SHOVELERS were seen again at Poplar Island, Talbot
Co, MD on July 12, and a single AMERICAN BLACK DUCK was spotted at
North Beach-marsh, Calvert Co, MD on July 13. A male RING-NECKED DUCK
was seen at Great Falls Park, Fairfax, VA on July 15. On July 13, a
male GREATER SCAUP was on the beach at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek
DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, MD. A drake LESSER SCAUP has been seen in the
company of Mallards at the north end of the parking lot at Lapidum,
Harford Co, MD on July 12, and four SURF SCOTERS remained off shore at
Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on July 12. A BLACK SCOTER was also seen
at North Beach-marsh in Calvert Co, MD on July 13. A male RED-BREASTED
MERGANSER was seen at Prettyboy Reservoir, Baltimore Co, MD on July
14. Nine RUDDY DUCKS were seen at Little Creek Wildlife Area-South
Impoundment, Kent Co, DE on July 10.

A NORTHERN BOBWHITE was heard at Gunpowder Falls SP in Harford Co, MD
on July 11.

A COMMON GALLINULE was seen on the mudflats at Jug Bay Wetlands
Sanctuary, Anne Arundel Co, MD on July 12 and 13.

Shorebird migration is underway. A survey of Poplar Island, Talbot Co,
MD on July 12 tallied a possible new high for BLACK-NECKED STILTS in
MD, with 91 birds being seen, about an equal mix of adults and young
of the year. AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen in two flocks of 40 and 45
birds, as were two AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, five STILT SANDPIPERS, one
DUNLIN, 37 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 40 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, three WESTERN
SANDPIPERS, 290 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS, 423 LESSER YELLOWLEGS and one
WILSON'S PHALAROPE (a female first seen on July 11 at this location).
On July 14, an AMERICAN AVOCET was seen flying up the Potomac River
from the C&O Canal-Violette's Lock, Montgomery Co, MD, and ten were
seen flying SW over the Chester River at Eastern Neck NWR, Kent Co, MD
the same day. Two AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen flying over the Staunton
River from the Staunton View Public Use Area, Mecklenburg Co, VA on
July 14. On July 15, a lone AMERICAN AVOCET was seen flying up the
Potomac River and then veering up the Anacostia River, from East
Potomac Park-Hains Point, SW DC. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at
Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on July 14. An early SOLITARY SANDPIPER
arrived at Princess Anne WMA in Virginia Beach, VA on July 12, and
another was seen at Milford Neck Wildlife Area-Big Stone Beach Road,
Kent Co, DE the same day. Another WILSON'S PHALAROPE was in Shearness
Pool at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on July 14.

Single BONAPARTE'S GULLS were spotted at Raymond Pool, Bombay Hook NWR
and Ted Harvey WMA-Logan Lane Tract, both in Kent Co, DE on July 10,
and another was seen during the survey of Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD
on July 12. On July 15 a single BONAPARTE'S GULL was seen at
Blackwater NWR, Dorchester Co, MD.

Two LEAST TERNS were flying by at Patuxent River Park-Jackson Landing
in Prince George's Co, MD on July 13, and were seen again on July 14
and 15. On July 10, a GULL-BILLED TERN was reported from Raymond and
Shearness Pools, Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE. Three CASPIAN TERNS
were at Battery Island, Harford Co, MD on July 13. A single COMMON
TERN was seen sitting among a large group of FORSTER'S TERNS at Ted
Harvey WMA-Logan Lane Tract, Kent Co, DE on July 10. Another FORSTER'S
TERN was seen at Battery Island, Harford Co, MD on July 13. A ROYAL
TERN was seen flying over the Choptank River at Hog Island Road,
Caroline Co, MD on July 14.

A WILSON'S STORM-PETREL was seen flying towards Sunset Beach low over
the Chesapeake Bay, near Cape Charles, Northampton Co, VA, on July 10.

A report of four adult ANHINGAS on three nests came from Coventry
Trail, Yorktown, York Co, VA on July 12.

Post-breeding long-legged wader dispersal is just beginning, as
evidenced by the early arrival of an immature WHITE IBIS seen at Big
Stone Beach in Kent Co, DE on July 14. Eight were seen there,
including seven immatures and one adult, on July 15.

A single and unconfirmed report of the MD ROSEATE SPOONBILL* came in
this week, from Patuxent River Park-Jackson Landing in Prince George's
Co, MD on July 13.

MISSISSIPPI KITE reports waned a bit this week, with three seen at
Dumfries Road, Fauquier Co, VA and another seen (and well described)
from a car stopped at a traffic light on Parham Road in Henrico Co,
VA, both on July 13.

On July 16, an unexpected MERLIN was seen being mobbed by birds at a
home before it flew off, near Front Royal, Warren Co, VA. The same day
a PEREGRINE FALCON was seen circling then flying south near a storm
pond along I-70 at East Street in Frederick Co, MD.

A pair of COMMON RAVENS continued to be seen and heard at Terrapin
Nature Park in Queen Anne's Co, MD on July 11 and 13. Another COMMON
RAVEN was seen and heard at Whitaker Woods, Cecil Co, MD on July 15.

Unusual for this time of year, a pair of RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were
seen, heard and photographed at Whitaker Woods in Cecil Co, MD on July
15. Two to three BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES were seen at Milford Neck
Wildlife Area-Big Stone Beach Road, Kent Co, DE on July 15.

A SALTMARSH SPARROW was spotted in the marsh at Prime Hook NWR-Fowler
Beach Road, Sussex Co, DE, on July 14.

An early pair of BOBOLINKS were seen and heard as they flew over the
Oaks Landfill, Montgomery Co, MD on July 13.

Three SUMMER TANAGERS were reported from the North Tract of Patuxent
Research Refuge, Anne Arundel Co, MD, on a field trip there on July
14.

Two DICKCISSELS were seen at the Oaks Landfill, Montgomery Co, MD on
July 10 and 13, and three at the Underwood Road area in Howard Co, MD
on July 10, 11 and 13. A singing male DICKCISSEL was seen sitting on a
wire at the entrance road leading to the headquarters building at
Prime Hook NWR-Headquarters Area, Sussex Co, DE on July 12 and 14.
Four DICKCISSELS continued at Bristoe Station Battlefield, Prince
William Co, VA on July 14.

***

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.

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: 7/16/18 6:25 pm
From: Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge threatened with closing
Here's a website with info on how to help:

http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/help-eastern-neck.html

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Date: 7/16/18 12:27 pm
From: Max Wilson <max.wilson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Charles County Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks
Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks were reported from 7:30 last night to eBird https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47234174 and MD Birding (with a picture) on a lake off Smallwood Drive, Waldorf, Charles County. Tim Carney reported on Facebook that they were not present at 12:38PM today. Keep your eyes out.

Max Wilson
Potomac, Montgomery

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Date: 7/16/18 6:45 am
From: Carol Daugherty <cdaughertycpa...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
I often see the common grackles in my yard get a large seed from the
feeder, and then take it to the birdbath to soak it a bit. They're the only
birds I've seen do this . . .

Carol Daugherty

On Jul 16, 2018 9:36 AM, "Rick Borchelt" <rborchelt...> wrote:

> I regularly put out dry dog food in a hanging tray. It is avidly consumer
> by crows, grackles, blue jays, starlings and the occasional red-bellied
> woodpecker. All but the woodpecker make use of the bird bath for softening
> up large chunks.
>
> From time to time I will whirl dry dog food in a food processor to break
> it up; especially in winter that’s a favorite of lingering catbirds and
> Carolina wrens.
>
> > On Jul 16, 2018, at 9:08 AM, JimC <jimcancil...> wrote:
> >
> > During a week on Topsail Island, NC* I spent a lot of time on the deck
> overlooking the ocean. Lots of pelicans, gulls ...the usual, but the most
> interesting were the B-T Grackles. Small groups would 'work' porches
> checking for food scraps. At this house they used plastic bins as a foot
> dip to break loose sand before you finished the job with a hose. The first
> thing I noticed was the Grackles used these bins as a source for fresh
> water.
> >
> > One morning, the dog did not finished his meal of cut chicken and dry
> food — I set it out for the Grackles. Unfortunately, I did not have the
> camera when I saw a female grab a dry biscuit and take it into the bucket
> and soak it in water. It appered, I'm extrapolating, she was unable to
> consume the 10 x 4mm disk directly and softened it up as if she was dipping
> a donut in coffee. The photos of this male at least show the setup.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> > *...my daughter from San Francisco did a trade on 'Home Exchange' — her
> downtown apartment for a week with a couple in Charlotte who have this
> house on Topsail ..'even trade. My daughter has done AirB&B, but likes
> this 'much' better. Last summer she 'traded' a week in Paris with a lady
> and her daughter that wanted to see S.F. She looked at one near Barcelona
> but the dates did not work ..another in the Dominican was not in a gated
> community. Peer exchange is an interesting concept. If I didn't live in
> such an uninteresting area ..without even decent internet access, I'd
> consider doing it.
> >
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Date: 7/16/18 6:36 am
From: Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
I regularly put out dry dog food in a hanging tray. It is avidly consumer by crows, grackles, blue jays, starlings and the occasional red-bellied woodpecker. All but the woodpecker make use of the bird bath for softening up large chunks.

From time to time I will whirl dry dog food in a food processor to break it up; especially in winter that’s a favorite of lingering catbirds and Carolina wrens.

> On Jul 16, 2018, at 9:08 AM, JimC <jimcancil...> wrote:
>
> During a week on Topsail Island, NC* I spent a lot of time on the deck overlooking the ocean. Lots of pelicans, gulls ...the usual, but the most interesting were the B-T Grackles. Small groups would 'work' porches checking for food scraps. At this house they used plastic bins as a foot dip to break loose sand before you finished the job with a hose. The first thing I noticed was the Grackles used these bins as a source for fresh water.
>
> One morning, the dog did not finished his meal of cut chicken and dry food — I set it out for the Grackles. Unfortunately, I did not have the camera when I saw a female grab a dry biscuit and take it into the bucket and soak it in water. It appered, I'm extrapolating, she was unable to consume the 10 x 4mm disk directly and softened it up as if she was dipping a donut in coffee. The photos of this male at least show the setup.
>
> Jim
>
> *...my daughter from San Francisco did a trade on 'Home Exchange' — her downtown apartment for a week with a couple in Charlotte who have this house on Topsail ..'even trade. My daughter has done AirB&B, but likes this 'much' better. Last summer she 'traded' a week in Paris with a lady and her daughter that wanted to see S.F. She looked at one near Barcelona but the dates did not work ..another in the Dominican was not in a gated community. Peer exchange is an interesting concept. If I didn't live in such an uninteresting area ..without even decent internet access, I'd consider doing it.
>
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Date: 7/16/18 6:24 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: new camera
It looks like a nice camera, Jim. I'm not a hotshot photographer but one of mine is a Canon SX50 HS which is rated at 1200mm zoom. I could neither justify a 'real' tele lens or a new camera. This was used at ~$200. It does a decent job for someone not requiring perfection. (moonshot is from this)

I suspect the writer, regarding last sentece in that review; "And if you still think a 125X zoom isn’t good enough, it’s probably time to starting looking into telescopes." ...did not know he might be addressing a group with fine scopes that can be addapted. Cheers.

Jim

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Date: 7/16/18 6:08 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Boat-tailed Grackles - intelligence.
During a week on Topsail Island, NC* I spent a lot of time on the deck overlooking the ocean. Lots of pelicans, gulls ...the usual, but the most interesting were the B-T Grackles. Small groups would 'work' porches checking for food scraps. At this house they used plastic bins as a foot dip to break loose sand before you finished the job with a hose. The first thing I noticed was the Grackles used these bins as a source for fresh water.

One morning, the dog did not finished his meal of cut chicken and dry food — I set it out for the Grackles. Unfortunately, I did not have the camera when I saw a female grab a dry biscuit and take it into the bucket and soak it in water. It appered, I'm extrapolating, she was unable to consume the 10 x 4mm disk directly and softened it up as if she was dipping a donut in coffee. The photos of this male at least show the setup.

Jim

*...my daughter from San Francisco did a trade on 'Home Exchange' — her downtown apartment for a week with a couple in Charlotte who have this house on Topsail ..'even trade. My daughter has done AirB&B, but likes this 'much' better. Last summer she 'traded' a week in Paris with a lady and her daughter that wanted to see S.F. She looked at one near Barcelona but the dates did not work ..another in the Dominican was not in a gated community. Peer exchange is an interesting concept. If I didn't live in such an uninteresting area ..without even decent internet access, I'd consider doing it.

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Date: 7/16/18 5:34 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Parrot like birds in NE Washington

Me too... House finches. They come to my feeder in groups at my business in Salisbury... but not home 12mi W. ...but, Goldfinches do - in groups.

Jim

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Date: 7/15/18 8:32 am
From: Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Parrot like birds in NE Washington
On Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:01:20 PM UTC-4, Sarah Kirchen wrote:
> My friend, who lives on 14th St. NE here in DC, has sent me this picture of
> birds she often sees in her backyard. They look like parrots to me, but I
> don't know of any wild colonies here.
>
> Does anyone have any ID information?
>

I think they are House Finches

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Date: 7/14/18 6:13 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Parrot like birds in NE Washington
On Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:01:20 PM UTC-4, Sarah Kirchen wrote:
> My friend, who lives on 14th St. NE here in DC, has sent me this picture of
> birds she often sees in her backyard. They look like parrots to me, but I
> don't know of any wild colonies here.
>
> Does anyone have any ID information?
>
> Sarah J. Kirchen
> 1852 Columbia Road NW, #303
> Washington, DC 20009
> 202-667-3033
> <sarahtimkirchen...>
> "An unwatched pot rarely boils."

They look like House Finches, males and females.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 7/14/18 6:08 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Parrot like birds in NE Washington
They appear to be House Finches. The red headed ones are males, gray ones
females. Rose-breasted Grosbeak shows dramatic patches of black and white
in the male. And would not be in flocks in this area at this time of year.

On Sat, Jul 14, 2018 at 9:05 PM missy Placed <9nationals...> wrote:

> Rose breasted Grosbeak??
>
> > On Jul 14, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Sarah Kirchen <sarahtimkirchen...>
> wrote:
> >
> > My friend, who lives on 14th St. NE here in DC, has sent me this picture
> of
> > birds she often sees in her backyard. They look like parrots to me,
> but I
> > don't know of any wild colonies here.
> >
> > Does anyone have any ID information?
> >
> > Sarah J. Kirchen
> > 1852 Columbia Road NW, #303
> > Washington, DC 20009
> > 202-667-3033
> > <sarahtimkirchen...>
> > "An unwatched pot rarely boils."
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Date: 7/14/18 6:08 pm
From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Parrot like birds in NE Washington
These are House Finches! But it wouldn’t be too wild to think some Monk Parakeets might turn up in an urban setting.

Regards,

Dan Haas
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> On Jul 14, 2018, at 21:05, missy Placed <9nationals...> wrote:
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> Rose breasted Grosbeak??
>
>> On Jul 14, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Sarah Kirchen <sarahtimkirchen...> wrote:
>>
>> My friend, who lives on 14th St. NE here in DC, has sent me this picture of
>> birds she often sees in her backyard. They look like parrots to me, but I
>> don't know of any wild colonies here.
>>
>> Does anyone have any ID information?
>>
>> Sarah J. Kirchen
>> 1852 Columbia Road NW, #303
>> Washington, DC 20009
>> 202-667-3033
>> <sarahtimkirchen...>
>> "An unwatched pot rarely boils."
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Date: 7/14/18 6:05 pm
From: missy Placed <9nationals...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Parrot like birds in NE Washington
Rose breasted Grosbeak??

> On Jul 14, 2018, at 9:00 PM, Sarah Kirchen <sarahtimkirchen...> wrote:
>
> My friend, who lives on 14th St. NE here in DC, has sent me this picture of
> birds she often sees in her backyard. They look like parrots to me, but I
> don't know of any wild colonies here.
>
> Does anyone have any ID information?
>
> Sarah J. Kirchen
> 1852 Columbia Road NW, #303
> Washington, DC 20009
> 202-667-3033
> <sarahtimkirchen...>
> "An unwatched pot rarely boils."
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Date: 7/14/18 6:01 pm
From: Sarah Kirchen <sarahtimkirchen...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Parrot like birds in NE Washington
My friend, who lives on 14th St. NE here in DC, has sent me this picture of
birds she often sees in her backyard. They look like parrots to me, but I
don't know of any wild colonies here.

Does anyone have any ID information?

Sarah J. Kirchen
1852 Columbia Road NW, #303
Washington, DC 20009
202-667-3033
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"An unwatched pot rarely boils."


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Date: 7/14/18 4:25 pm
From: 'Rod Burley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] eBird -- Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract -- Jul 14, 2018
Nice selection of birds out and about on this nice warm day at the North Tract. Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract
Jul 14, 2018
9:30 AM
Traveling
3.00 miles
260 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

1 Wild Turkey
5 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
7 Mourning Dove
3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1 Barred Owl
6 Chimney Swift
11 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1 Pileated Woodpecker
5 Eastern Wood-Pewee
6 Acadian Flycatcher
2 Eastern Phoebe
4 Great Crested Flycatcher
3 White-eyed Vireo
2 Yellow-throated Vireo
7 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Common Raven -- Pretty regular here in the North Tract. Heard first. Deep croaking. Then spotted sitting on top of a oak.
4 Tree Swallow
2 Barn Swallow
4 Carolina Chickadee
6 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
4 Carolina Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
5 Eastern Bluebird
2 Wood Thrush
7 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
4 Ovenbird
1 Worm-eating Warbler
1 Prothonotary Warbler
1 Kentucky Warbler
2 Common Yellowthroat
3 Hooded Warbler
4 American Redstart
2 Northern Parula
1 Pine Warbler
1 Prairie Warbler
6 Chipping Sparrow
2 Field Sparrow
3 Song Sparrow
5 Eastern Towhee
2 Yellow-breasted Chat
3 Summer Tanager
5 Scarlet Tanager
7 Northern Cardinal
2 Blue Grosbeak
3 Indigo Bunting
1 Orchard Oriole
7 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Brown-headed Cowbird
5 Common Grackle
3 House Finch
7 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 60


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Date: 7/13/18 6:04 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Poplar Island 7/12/2018
Hi Tim, I'd like to include your sightings in this week's Voice of the Naturalist. Was the date of your survey 7/12 or 7/11?

Rick Sussman

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Date: 7/13/18 5:35 pm
From: Scott Baron <baron.scott...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Oaks Landfill (private), Mont. Co. - July 13
Hi,

I saw and heard 2 flyover Bobolinks today at Oaks Landfill. Fall migration
is underway.

I have not found more than 3 separate singing Dickcissels during my time
there in the last several weeks.

The water level in the pond that is viewed from behind the fence at Blue
Mash is finally low enough that it should be able to hold shorebirds unless
we get a lot of rain soon. The pond has been high for weeks.

Happy birding,

Scott Baron
Gaithersburg, Md.

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Date: 7/13/18 12:35 pm
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Poplar Island 7/12/2018
I surveyed Poplar Island yesterday.

The most unexpected bird was a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD in Cell 1C. I do not see this species annually onsite.

The biggest highlight was obtaining a count of 91 BLACK-NECKED STILTS. I cannot find any higher counts for Maryland in eBird. It was a roughly even mix of adults and this year's young. There were also two flocks (45 and 40) of American Avocets.

Large numbers of oversummering Surf Scoters (12) and Black Scoters (5) continue.

Seasonal rarities included Northern Shoveler, Dunlin, and Bonaparte's Gull.

Terns and swallows were staging. I looked carefully through the terns but only found the five expected species - no Black Tern or anything rarer.

Shorebirds are back. I counted 290 Short-billed Dowitchers and 423 Lesser Yellowlegs. I also relocated the Wilson's Phalarope found by the birding tour on 7/11 and picked three Western Sandpipers out of the flock.

Besides the stilts, other fledglings included Mallard, American Black Duck, SNowy Egret, Cattle EGret, Glossy Ibis, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Willet, Herring Gull, Least Tern, Common Tern, and Red-winged Blackbird.

I did not relocate the Common Gallinules found previously but I have no doubt they were out there.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47154523
Photos later.

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 7/11/18 5:10 pm
From: Matt Cohen <matt...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Little Bennett
I saw the kentucky warbler today (along with a worm eating warbler) in the same area. Didn't see or hear the red-headed woodpecker. Thanks for posting!

On Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 11:40:17 AM UTC-4, jfstup wrote:
> On Friday, July 6, 2018 at 12:29:28 PM UTC-4, jfstup wrote:
> > i saw a redheaded woodpecker both yesterday and today near the creek from the Beaver Valley trail. so i am tending to believe that they may be nesting somewhere nearby in a dead tree where it isn't very accessible for birders. also i am hearing the Kentucky warbler just about every day and seen it twice recently along the Stoneybrook and Beaver Valley trail area.
>
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Date: 7/11/18 7:10 am
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 07/09/18
*Water level dropped at North Cell forced ducks out in the open. It was
very high on my last wildlife census which is why fewer ducks seen*


07/09/18 - 710am-3pm
Hart-Miller Island, Essex, B Co., MD

WEATHER: Fair, 63-83 degrees, calm- SE 8K

Canada Goose - 368
Wood Duck - 26
Gadwall - 4
American Black Duck - 6
Mallard - 59
*GREEN-WINGED TEAL - 2
*NORTHERN SHOVELER - 1
Lesser Scaup - 1
Ruddy Duck - 1
Pied-billed Grebe - 6
Double-crested Cormorant - 34
Least Bittern - 1
Great Blue Heron - 14
Great Egret - 7
Turkey Vulture - 1
Osprey - 21
Bald Eagle - 1
American Coot - 1
*COMMON GALLINULE - 1
*AMERICAN AVOCET - 3
*BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER - 1
Killdeer - 5
Spotted Sandpiper - 6
Least Sandpiper - 5
*WESTERN SANDPIPER - 1
Laughing Gull - 47
Ring-billed Gull - 127 (few dozens adults has arrived from Great Lakes)
Herring Gull - 30
*LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL - 1 (3rd S)
Great Black-backed Gull - 58
Least Tern - 4
Caspian Tern - 169
*ROYAL TERN - 1
Mourning Dove - 10
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1
Willow Flycatcher - 1
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Kingbird - 9
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
American Crow - 3
*COMMON RAVEN - 1 (seen on/off for nearly a week, North Cell)
Purple Martin - 4
N Rough-winged Swallow - 9 (same)
Tree Swallow - 19 (same)
Barn Swallow - 49 (lined up along fence line faced S, staged for migration)
Carolina Wren - 5
Marsh Wren - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
Gray Catbird - 7
European Starling - 153
Cedar Waxwing - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 39
Yellow Warbler - 2
Eastern Towhee - 1
Song Sparrow - 1
Northern Cardinal - 20
Blue Grosbeak - 2
Indigo Bunting - 4
Orchard Oriole - 10
Red-winged Blackbird - 119
Common Grackle - 3
Brown-headed Cowbird - 5
House Finch - 1
American Goldfinch - 18
SPECIES: 66 INDIVIDUALS: 1518

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

REPTILES: E Painted Turtle - 1 Snapping Turtle - 1

AMPHIBIANS: Bullfrog - 4 Fowler's Toad - 21

BUTTERFLIES
Black Swallowtail - 4
Spicebush Swallowtail - 1
Cabbage White - 15
Orange Sulphur - 33
Clouded Sulphur - 1
Painted Lady - 1
Common Buckeye - 5
Variegated Fritillary - 1
Pearl Crescent - 6
Eastern Tailed Blue - 3
Gray Hairstreak - 2
Monarch - 8 (2 caterpillars)
Silver-spotted Skipper - 8
Wild Indigo Duskywing - 3

DRAGONFLIES
Common Green Darner - 3
Needham's Skimmer - 575+
Common Whitetail - 1
Twelve-spotted Skimmer - 9
Halloween Pennant - 45
Four-spotted Pennant - 25
Wandering Glider - 2
Black Saddlebags - 575
Eastern Pondhawk - 45
Blue Dasher - 1

DAMSELFLIES: Familiar Bluet - 75 Rambur Forktail - 5

INSECTS
Spotted Cucumber Beetle - 1
Soldier Beetle - 20
Whirligig Beetle - 20
Bronzed Tiger Beetle - 15
Seven-spotted Lady Beetle - 9
Convergent Lady Beetle - 6
Milkweed Borer - 1
Saltmarsh Caterpillar - 2
Ailanthus Webworm Moth - 2
Giant Leopard Moth - 1 (caterpillar)
Isabella Tiger Moth - 1 (Woolly Bear)
Milkweed Tussock Moth - 2 (caterpillars)



Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 7/10/18 10:48 am
From: Jack Filigenzi <jjf2198...>
Subject: Fw: Fwd: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill June 13
Thinking back to our visit on the June 13 and reviewing our notes we were looking at a fly-in of about 7 Great Egrets into the Marsh across from the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary visitor center overlook. One looked a bit different but they only stayed a moment and then flew to the tree line and disappeared from view. We took a number of photos trying to capture the one that looked different. So, yes we weren’t sure what it was at that time. We were in a rush to leave town to continue our busy spring so did not spend time reviewing photos of our recent trips to include the Jug Bay visit. In following the North Beach sightings via MDbirding while on travel this species was on our mind. On our first visit to Jug Bay (July 8) since June 13 here comes the Roseate Spoonbill in a low flyover with a Great Egret providing a clear view which we immediately reported (about 1:30). With our travels over for a bit we started looking through our photos from our past birding trips and got to the June 13 visit and lo and behold we had a photo of Roseate Spoonbill flying across the marsh. We felt it was important to put it out to add to the local information on this species. Interesting that only there twice (we try and visit Jug Bay a lot) in the last 4 months and both time we spot the Roseate Spoonbill. The magical world of Birding – have to love this activity.

Jack & Jean Filigenzi
From: jugbayjs <jugbayjs...>
Date: July 10, 2018 at 6:59:20 AM EDT
To: Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill June 13


Whoa. That's crazy!! -- and mixes up things for the MOS Records Comm!

I was going to update my post from yesterday. I got a second hand report last night (reliable; Greg Kearn's work crew) that it was observed yesterday (July 9) at about 11 am - in the same general area where I found it Sunday. So it is still in the Jug Bay area.

For clarifying (not to judge you in any way)- did you (J Filigenzi) not know what it was at the time? Or simply not realize how rare it is (it should have been reported to the Wetland Sanctuary or Patuxent River Park right away)? It is a great discovery, a first for Jug Bay!!

Given the number of excellent birders that visit Jug Bay all the time, although there are a lot of places the spoonbill could hide out of view, it seems highly unlikely it has been in at Jug Bay without being seen since June 13th, but I suppose it's possible. If it has been, that would suggest it's a different bird. But I'm guessing it is the same bird as the Calvert/North Beach bird that was first discovered June 17th and stayed there til now. It could easily make the short flight between these two areas.

Jeff Shenot
Croom, Md

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Date: 7/10/18 9:03 am
From: Gerry Hawkins <maineusa...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Voice of the Naturalist, Greater DC area, week ending 7/9/18
Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 7/10/2018
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Gerry Hawkins
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 http://www.anshome.org
<http://www.anshome.org/> .

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, July
3 and was completed on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:45 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).

The top birds this week were RUFF in DE, ROSEATE TERN* in MD, GREAT
WHITE HERON (white form of the GREAT BLUE HERON)* in MD and ROSEATE
SPOONBILL* in MD.

Other birds of interest this week included TUNDRA SWAN, NORTHERN
SHOVELER, RING-NECKED DUCK, SURF and BLACK SCOTERS, HOODED MERGANSER,
RUDDY DUCK, HORNED GREBE, VIRGINIA RAIL, SORA, AMERICAN COOT, SANDHILL
CRANE, AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, BONAPARTE'S GULL,
GULL-BILLED TERN, COMMON LOON, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, ANHINGA,
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, AMERICAN and LEAST BITTERNS, WHITE IBIS,
NORTHERN HARRIER, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, MISSISSIPPI KITE, PEREGRINE
FALCON, RED-BREASTED and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES, PINE SISKIN,
BOBOLINK, SUMMER TANAGER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

One of at least two continuing RUFFS was seen at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent
Co, DE on July 4, 5, 6 and 9.

A ROSEATE TERN* was photographed at Assateague Island NS in Worcester
Co, MD on July 3 and on Skimmer Island in Ocean City, Worcester Co, MD
on July 5.

A continuing GREAT WHITE HERON (a distinct white form of the GREAT
BLUE HERON)* was last seen on July 5 at Israel Creek along Route 26 a
short distance east of the intersection with Route 194 in Frederick
Co, MD.

A continuing young ROSEATE SPOONBILL* first found on June 17 at the
North Beach marsh and nearby Walton Beach Nature Preserve in Calvert
Co, MD was last seen at this location early in the morning on July 6.
On January 8 presumably this same bird showed up at Jug Bay Wetlands
Sanctuary in Anne Arundel Co, MD, where a ROSEATE SPOONBILL also was
photographed on June 13, and later in this same day it was seen at
nearby Patuxent River Park-Mt. Calvert in Prince George's Co, MD.
According to a reliable second-hand report a ROSEATE SPOONBILL also
was seen at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in the morning on July 9.
Whether one bird, as seems likely, or two, the result is that a
ROSEATE SPOONBILL has visited at least four Maryland counties in
recent weeks (the fourth being Dorchester on June 24).

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A continuing TUNDRA SWAN was at Back Bay NWR-Impoundments in Virginia
Beach, VA on July 5, 7 and 8. Out-of-season ducks included a NORTHERN
SHOVELER and a RUDDY DUCK at the Little Creek Wildlife Area in Kent
Co, DE on July 8; and a RING-NECKED DUCK at Breaks Interstate Park in
Dickinson Co, VA on July 5, an apparent first summer record for
southwestern VA, Black Hill RP in Montgomery Co, MD on July 7, Duvall
Farm Ponds in Talbot Co, MD on July 7 and Loch Raven Reservoir in
Baltimore Co, MD on July 8. In addition, two continuing SURF SCOTERS
were seen off Hog Island in Queen Anne's Co, MD on July 8, a BLACK
SCOTER was seen off North Beach in Calvert Co, MD on July 6 and six
HOODED MERGANSERS were at Berlin Falls Park in Worcester Co, MD on
July 9.

A continuing HORNED GREBE was seen most recently at Big Water Farm
(private) in Queen Anne's Co, MD on July 3, and likely this same bird
was seen on the other side of Prospect Bay in Queen Anne's Co on July
9.

Highlights of a survey of the Little Creek Wildlife Area in Kent Co,
DE on July 8 included a SORA and three continuing AMERICAN COOT.
Highlights at the Shenandoah Wetlands Bank along Cold Springs Road in
Augusta Co, VA during the week included a continuing first county
record breeding VIRGINIA RAIL on July 7 and 9 and a SORA on July 7. A
single AMERICAN COOT continues at Constitution Gardens in Washington,
DC.

On July 7 two SANDHILL CRANES were seen again along Sunset Drive a
short distance south of the intersection with Cedar Run Trail in
Broadway, Rockingham Co, VA.

On July 5 a week high 64 and 69 AMERICAN AVOCETS were counted at
Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE and the Craney Island Disposal Area
(restricted/no public access) in Portsmouth, VA, respectively,
presumed migrants as this species no longer breeds in eastern North
America. The early stage of shorebird migration was indicated by a
small number of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS at several locations, including
an area high 38 individuals at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co, VA on
July 5, as well as small numbers of several other migratory shorebird
species, including LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, SHORT-BILLED
DOWITCHER and GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS at expected locations
(such as Bombay Hook NWR in DE and Chincoteague NWR in VA).

A continuing BONAPARTE'S GULL was seen most recently at Bombay Hook
NWR, Kent Co, DE on July 9. A single BONAPARTE'S GULL also was found
at Cape Henlopen SP, Sussex Co, DE on July 9.

During the week a small number of GULL-BILLED TERNS was seen at
several locations in southeastern Virginia, where this species is an
uncommon breeder, including the Craney Island Disposal Area
(restricted/no public access) in Portsmouth, the 85th Street Beach in
Virginia Beach and Metompkin Island in Accomack Co.

On July 5 a COMMON LOON was seen off Lewes in Sussex Co, DE.

A total of three WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS were spotted off the north end
of coastal Virginia Beach, VA on July 3 and 4.

ANHINGAS continue to visit the Carson Wetlands in Prince George Co,
VA, with two individuals seen on July 4.

A single AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues to linger along Wildlife
Drive at Blackwater NWR, Dorchester Co, MD, with the most recent
sighting on July 8.

On July 8 an AMERICAN BITTERN was heard uttering its distinctive
pumping vocalization near Deal Island State WMA along Game Reserve
Road in Somerset Co, MD. On July 8 at least 12 LEAST BITTERNS were
counted during a survey by kayak of the Little Creek Wildlife Area in
Kent Co, DE. Far away a single LEAST BITTERN was encountered at the
Shenandoah Wetlands Bank in Augusta Co, VA on July 3, 7 and 9. A
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON continues to be seen flying up and down the
Potomac River near Chain Bridge in Washington, DC, with the most
recent sighting on July 4.

The northernmost sighting of WHITE IBIS in the reporting area during
the week was at Delaware Seashore SP-Savages Ditch Road in Sussex Co,
DE, where a high of 21 individuals were counted on July 3 and 5.

Raptor highlights during the week included a NORTHERN HARRIER
photographed along Research Road in Prince George's Co, MD on July 7,
and a juvenile SHARP-SHINNED HAWK photographed at David W. Force Park
in Howard Co, MD on July 8. A highlight of the regular Sunday morning
walk at Dyke Marsh WP in Fairfax Co, VA on July 8 was a soaring
MISSISSIPPI KITE, which perhaps was one of the individuals nesting
near nearby Monticello Park in Alexandria, VA. Local MISSISSIPPI KITE
sightings also included an individual reported along Route 118 near
Richter Farm Road in Montgomery Co, MD on July 4.

On July 5 the Maryland Department of Natural Resources-Wildlife and
Heritage Service announced on its Facebook page that for the first
time since 1950 a pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS has successfully nested on
a natural cliff site in Maryland, at an undisclosed location in
Allegany County. PEREGRINE FALCONS resumed breeding in Maryland in the
1980s following the ban of the pesticide DDT and reintroduction
efforts, but until recently breeding has occurred mainly on bridges,
water towers and skyscrapers in urban settings.

Out-of-season RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were encountered at two
locations in Cecil Co, MD: a single individual at a residential feeder
in Whitaker Woods on July 6 and 7, and 2-3 individuals at Elk Neck
State Forest on July 7 and 8. The Milford Neck Wildlife Area-Big Stone
Beach Road in Kent Co, DE continues to be a reliable location for
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, with 3-4 individuals encountered there on July
7 and 8. In Virginia a single BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH was found in pine
trees at Mountain Run Lake Park in Culpeper on July 5 and 9.

Another possible sign of an upcoming irruptive finch season was a
single PINE SISKIN observed on July 9 visiting a feeder in front of an
apartment building on the east side of Route 1107 (Mountaineer Drive)
just south of Alleghany High School in Covington, VA.

Early BOBOLINKS included at least ten individuals in a field along
3249 Hyser Road in Taneytown, Carroll Co, MD on July 8, 11 individuals
at the Chester River Field Research Center (Chino Farms) (private) in
Queen Anne's Co, MD on July 9 and a single individual at Bombay Hook
NWR, Kent Co, DE on July 7.

On July 4 a SUMMER TANAGER was seen and heard singing at Soldiers
Delight NEA in Baltimore Co, MD.

On July 4 two ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS were encountered along
Freezeland Road in Fauquier Co, VA.

DICKCISSELS continued at several locations in the reporting area, with
multiple (three or more) individuals encountered along Underwood Road
in Howard Co, MD on July 3, 4, 5 and 8; Bristoe Station Battlefield
Park in Prince William Co, VA on July 5; Mountain Run Farm (private)
in Bedford Co, VA on July 6; and a private property along Milton
Highway in Ringgold, Pittsylvania Co, VA on July 4. In Delaware, a
single DICKCISSEL was seen along the entrance road to the visitors'
center at Prime Hook NWR in Sussex Co on July 4-5 and 7-9.

***

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.

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: 7/10/18 4:02 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] new camera
I am not a photographer but many of you are. I just saw this write-up about a new Nikon and I thought it was worth posting.

Nikon's New CoolPix P1000 Has a Bananas 125x Zoom Lens

https://gizmodo.com/nikons-new-coolpix-p1000-has-a-bananas-125x-zoom-lens-1827449391


Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Date: 7/10/18 3:59 am
From: jugbayjs <jugbayjs...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill June 13
Whoa. That's crazy!! -- and mixes up things for the MOS Records Comm!

I was going to update my post from yesterday. I got a second hand report last night (reliable; Greg Kearn's work crew) that it was observed yesterday (July 9) at about 11 am - in the same general area where I found it Sunday. So it is still in the Jug Bay area.

For clarifying (not to judge you in any way)- did you (J Filigenzi) not know what it was at the time? Or simply not realize how rare it is (it should have been reported to the Wetland Sanctuary or Patuxent River Park right away)? It is a great discovery, a first for Jug Bay!!

Given the number of excellent birders that visit Jug Bay all the time, although there are a lot of places the spoonbill could hide out of view, it seems highly unlikely it has been in at Jug Bay without being seen since June 13th, but I suppose it's possible. If it has been, that would suggest it's a different bird. But I'm guessing it is the same bird as the Calvert/North Beach bird that was first discovered June 17th and stayed there til now. It could easily make the short flight between these two areas.

Jeff Shenot
Croom, Md

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Date: 7/9/18 5:14 pm
From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill June 13
We’ve been traveling a bit and finally getting back to reviewing old pictures . Found this one that was taken at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary on June 13, 2018 with a few Great Egrets. Seems the Roseate Spoonbill has been in the area for awhile.

Jack & Jean Filigenzi

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Date: 7/9/18 4:35 pm
From: Liz <ekrone1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens and South
Hi Birders,

I am looking to see if anyone on this list knows any bird groups/contacts/CBCs that visit the Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens (just north of the MD state line).or south of there in Maryland. I have been up a few times and would like to get more familiar with the area.

Thank you

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Date: 7/9/18 3:57 pm
From: jugbayjs <jugbayjs...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: MD Spoonbill- not found this eve at Jug Bay
In case anyone was wondering... I looked for the Spoonbill for an hour this eve after work; I did not see the it around Patuxent River Park (PRP) or Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary. I was only looking from the PG/PRP side (west shore of river). Yesterday afternoon it was only visible from a specific location at Mt Calvert (PRP), and sometimes it was not in view from there. Conclusion: Jug Bay is a big place with lots of hiding spots, and it could easily be here and get missed. I did not see a report from North Beach today.

Best regards-
Jeff Shenot
Croom, MD

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Date: 7/8/18 5:16 pm
From: 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
The spoonbill was relocated by Jeff Shenot on the Prince George's side of the river. It remained about 2.5 hours and was seen by a few birders. It flew east to Anne Arundel County then south and out of view. 
 
Jug Bay Sanctuary in Anne Arundel is open to the Public on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM [note: closed tomorrow!].  In Prince George's County, Patuxent River Park at Selby's Landing, Jackson Landing and Mount Calvert will be open tomorrow and allow good views of the area where the spoonbill "might" be found.
 
Good luck to any who search...
 
Jim
 
Jim Stasz
North Beach MD
<jlstasz...>
 
 
 
In a message dated 7/8/2018 4:36:43 PM Eastern Standard Time, <jjfiligenzi...> writes:

 
Checked on the way out and the R Spoonbill has left the Wood Duck Box  - not visible at the moment.
 
Jack & Jean Filigenzi

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From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...>
Date: July 8, 2018 at 1:46:01 PM EDT
To:<mdbirding...>
Subject:Fwd: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?

Spoonbill presently in view from observation deck by visitor center.  Sitting on Wood duck box.  Boat traffic on Pax River so not sure how long it will stay.  Sanctuary closes at 5,
 
Jack & Jean Filigenzi

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From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...>
Date: July 8, 2018 at 1:31:40 PM EDT
To: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Cc: mdbirding <mdbirding...>
Subject:Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?

Spoonbill just flew across lower railroad bed trail Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - sitting in marsh - on the way to overlook at visitor center to see if a good view from there.
 
Jack & Jean Filigenzi

Sent from my iPhone

On Jul 8, 2018, at 1:20 PM, Pat <pvaldata1...> wrote:


Tomorrow is going to be my first chance to get to the Western Shore since the spoonbill arrived, and if course, it seems to have flown the coop, as it were. If anyone spots it, do please post it here. It would be a lifer for me.
 
Locally things are quiet, although I watched the House Wren take a dust bath last night, which was very cute. The male Ruby-throated Hummingbird is vociferously guarding the humzinger. Brown-headed Nuthatches called today, the first time in several weeks. And we've enjoyed watching the Green Heron fish from our neighbor's pier.
 
Today I discovered a plump Monarch Butterfly caterpillar on one of the milkweeds I got from Adkins Arboretum a few weeks ago. Yay!
 
Pat
 
Pat Valdata
Crisfield, MD
 
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Date: 7/8/18 1:36 pm
From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...>
Subject: Fwd: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
Checked on the way out and the R Spoonbill has left the Wood Duck Box - not visible at the moment.

Jack & Jean Filigenzi

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...>
> Date: July 8, 2018 at 1:46:01 PM EDT
> To: <mdbirding...>
> Subject: Fwd: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
>
> Spoonbill presently in view from observation deck by visitor center. Sitting on Wood duck box. Boat traffic on Pax River so not sure how long it will stay. Sanctuary closes at 5,
>
> Jack & Jean Filigenzi
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...>
>> Date: July 8, 2018 at 1:31:40 PM EDT
>> To: Pat <pvaldata1...>
>> Cc: mdbirding <mdbirding...>
>> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
>>
>> Spoonbill just flew across lower railroad bed trail Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - sitting in marsh - on the way to overlook at visitor center to see if a good view from there.
>>
>> Jack & Jean Filigenzi
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Jul 8, 2018, at 1:20 PM, Pat <pvaldata1...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Tomorrow is going to be my first chance to get to the Western Shore since the spoonbill arrived, and if course, it seems to have flown the coop, as it were. If anyone spots it, do please post it here. It would be a lifer for me.
>>>
>>> Locally things are quiet, although I watched the House Wren take a dust bath last night, which was very cute. The male Ruby-throated Hummingbird is vociferously guarding the humzinger. Brown-headed Nuthatches called today, the first time in several weeks. And we've enjoyed watching the Green Heron fish from our neighbor's pier.
>>>
>>> Today I discovered a plump Monarch Butterfly caterpillar on one of the milkweeds I got from Adkins Arboretum a few weeks ago. Yay!
>>>
>>> Pat
>>>
>>> Pat Valdata
>>> Crisfield, MD
>>>
>>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 7/8/18 11:54 am
From: 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: RE: Fwd: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
Hi Folks,

Jug Bay Sanctuary in Anne Arundel is open to the public on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

The area of the marshes north of the old railroad bed are viewable from Patuxent River Park--Mount Calvert. The are of marshes south of the old railroad bed are viewable from Patuxent River--Jackson Landing.

Jim

Jim Stasz
North Beach MD
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On Sunday, July 8, 2018 John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...> wrote:

Spoonbill presently in view from observation deck by visitor center.  Sitting on Wood duck box.  Boat traffic on Pax River so not sure how long it will stay.  Sanctuary closes at 5,


Jack & Jean Filigenzi


Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:

From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...>
Date: July 8, 2018 at 1:31:40 PM EDT
To: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Cc: mdbirding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?

Spoonbill just flew across lower railroad bed trail Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - sitting in marsh - on the way to overlook at visitor center to see if a good view from there.


Jack & Jean Filigenzi

Sent from my iPhone


On Jul 8, 2018, at 1:20 PM, Pat <pvaldata1...> wrote:

Tomorrow is going to be my first chance to get to the Western Shore since the spoonbill arrived, and if course, it seems to have flown the coop, as it were. If anyone spots it, do please post it here. It would be a lifer for me.


Locally things are quiet, although I watched the House Wren take a dust bath last night, which was very cute. The male Ruby-throated Hummingbird is vociferously guarding the humzinger. Brown-headed Nuthatches called today, the first time in several weeks. And we've enjoyed watching the Green Heron fish from our neighbor's pier.


Today I discovered a plump Monarch Butterfly caterpillar on one of the milkweeds I got from Adkins Arboretum a few weeks ago. Yay!


Pat


Pat Valdata

Crisfield, MD


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Date: 7/8/18 10:46 am
From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...>
Subject: Fwd: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
Spoonbill presently in view from observation deck by visitor center. Sitting on Wood duck box. Boat traffic on Pax River so not sure how long it will stay. Sanctuary closes at 5,

Jack & Jean Filigenzi

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...>
> Date: July 8, 2018 at 1:31:40 PM EDT
> To: Pat <pvaldata1...>
> Cc: mdbirding <mdbirding...>
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
>
> Spoonbill just flew across lower railroad bed trail Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - sitting in marsh - on the way to overlook at visitor center to see if a good view from there.
>
> Jack & Jean Filigenzi
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jul 8, 2018, at 1:20 PM, Pat <pvaldata1...> wrote:
>>
>> Tomorrow is going to be my first chance to get to the Western Shore since the spoonbill arrived, and if course, it seems to have flown the coop, as it were. If anyone spots it, do please post it here. It would be a lifer for me.
>>
>> Locally things are quiet, although I watched the House Wren take a dust bath last night, which was very cute. The male Ruby-throated Hummingbird is vociferously guarding the humzinger. Brown-headed Nuthatches called today, the first time in several weeks. And we've enjoyed watching the Green Heron fish from our neighbor's pier.
>>
>> Today I discovered a plump Monarch Butterfly caterpillar on one of the milkweeds I got from Adkins Arboretum a few weeks ago. Yay!
>>
>> Pat
>>
>> Pat Valdata
>> Crisfield, MD
>>
>> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 7/8/18 10:31 am
From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
Spoonbill just flew across lower railroad bed trail Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary - sitting in marsh - on the way to overlook at visitor center to see if a good view from there.

Jack & Jean Filigenzi

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 8, 2018, at 1:20 PM, Pat <pvaldata1...> wrote:
>
> Tomorrow is going to be my first chance to get to the Western Shore since the spoonbill arrived, and if course, it seems to have flown the coop, as it were. If anyone spots it, do please post it here. It would be a lifer for me.
>
> Locally things are quiet, although I watched the House Wren take a dust bath last night, which was very cute. The male Ruby-throated Hummingbird is vociferously guarding the humzinger. Brown-headed Nuthatches called today, the first time in several weeks. And we've enjoyed watching the Green Heron fish from our neighbor's pier.
>
> Today I discovered a plump Monarch Butterfly caterpillar on one of the milkweeds I got from Adkins Arboretum a few weeks ago. Yay!
>
> Pat
>
> Pat Valdata
> Crisfield, MD
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 7/8/18 10:23 am
From: Chas Argent <chas.argent...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Spoonbill?
I was there this morning; no sign of it.

~Chas

On Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 1:20:25 PM UTC-4, Pat Valdata, Elkton wrote:
> Tomorrow is going to be my first chance to get to the Western Shore since the spoonbill arrived, and if course, it seems to have flown the coop, as it were. If anyone spots it, do please post it here. It would be a lifer for me.
>
>
> Locally things are quiet, although I watched the House Wren take a dust bath last night, which was very cute. The male Ruby-throated Hummingbird is vociferously guarding the humzinger. Brown-headed Nuthatches called today, the first time in several weeks. And we've enjoyed watching the Green Heron fish from our neighbor's pier.
>
>
> Today I discovered a plump Monarch Butterfly caterpillar on one of the milkweeds I got from Adkins Arboretum a few weeks ago. Yay!
>
>
> Pat
>
>
>
> Pat Valdata
> Crisfield, MD
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 7/8/18 10:20 am
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Spoonbill?
Tomorrow is going to be my first chance to get to the Western Shore since the spoonbill arrived, and if course, it seems to have flown the coop, as it were. If anyone spots it, do please post it here. It would be a lifer for me.
Locally things are quiet, although I watched the House Wren take a dust bath last night, which was very cute. The male Ruby-throated Hummingbird is vociferously guarding the humzinger. Brown-headed Nuthatches called today, the first time in several weeks. And we've enjoyed watching the Green Heron fish from our neighbor's pier.
Today I discovered a plump Monarch Butterfly caterpillar on one of the milkweeds I got from Adkins Arboretum a few weeks ago. Yay!
Pat
Pat ValdataCrisfield, MD
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Date: 7/7/18 9:07 am
From: Floyd Parks <floydlparks...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches revisited.
On Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 1:38:26 PM UTC-4, Harry Armistead wrote:
> HOGCHOKERS, POPES, AND PIGWITCHES - revisited.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Been well nigh on these 8 some years now. 
> This was well-received, in some quarters, at that time.  So … here ’tis again for y’all with some changes and add-ons. 
> Thanks to Phil Davis, Jared Fisher, Larry Riddle, and David Fleischmann for unearthing this document, lost from my files otherwise. 
> Seen any Labrador Twisters lately?  Pigwitches? 
> Then why the hell not? 
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Not for ONE MOMENT should it be supposed that this is making fun of the way 
>
> people talk. 
> I love to hear a good Eastern Shore accent.  Sadly that is disappearing 
>
> as young folks move away, or get acclimated or assimilated through the services or 
>
> colleges, or from watching too much TV. 
> Tom Horton writes that where the 
>
> Eastern Shore patois really gets used heavy is when watermen are out there talking 
>
> amongst themselves. 
>
>
>
>
>
>
> One of our guides, Albert Heath, spoke with such a thick accent he was almost
>
> incomprehensible … to me. 
> Likewise he could hardly understand us.  It took us 
>
> a while, once, to realize, because of this confusion, that he’d left us off on the
>
> wrong island. 
> It didn’t make much difference because our respective 2 groups saw 
>
> a Snowy Owl on both Ship Shoal and Myrtle islands. 
> Another time he couldn’t get 
>
> back to pick us up because of an extremely low tide. 
> Finally after dark he appeared.  
>
> We headed south to collect the Smith Island crew, who had built a fire for us to 
>
> home in on. 
> Navigating at high speed through those tortuous tidal guts in the dark 
>
> was quite an impressive feat. 
> Albert, rest his soul, done us good.- Harry.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> In an earlier post the use of the name Hogchoker, a small species of
>
> flounder (sole), drew some commentary. 
> It doesn't sound as if it ought to be, but
>
> Hogchoker (Trinectes maculatus) is the genuine English name used by the scientific
>
> community. The Sea Nettle, our common jellyfish, is also both the colloquial
>
> name and the proper English name. 
> The best of 2 worlds.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Here is a fanciful enumeration of other species, as it might sound like
>
> coming from an Eastern Shore of Virginia waterman. 
> Of course many birds 
>
> are known locally, and/or colloquially, by their "correct" names such as snipe, 
>
> Brant, loons, etc. 
> I’ve taken a few liberties, but not many, in the name of poetic license.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Some of the colloquial names are better, sometimes much better, than the
>
> “proper” English names. 
> There’s a “glossary” at the end of this.  Here goes.   
>
> Fasten your safety belts and put your seats in the upright position.
>  
>
> Time to cut loose … again.:
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Yes, we got Hogchokers and other fishes, your Spot, Hardheads, Croakers, trout, 
>
> and Rock. 
> Puppy drum, alewives, bunkers, and others.  Then there's 
>
> Blowtoads, Oystercrackers, and Dowdies, too. 
> And Doubleheads, but you can't 
>
> eat them, though some do. 
> They’re good for bait.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Far as crabs go, it's like the Eskimos. 
> They got all sort of names for
>
> different kinds of ice and snow. 
> Down here we got names for all the crab
>
> sorts. 
> There's busters, popes, shedders, softshells, papershells, and
>
> doublers (the one underneath's always a softcrab), your ordinary hard crab,
>
> and, of course, there's jimmies and sooks. 
> These are all names for the 
>
> sorts of Blue Crabs; jimmies are males, sooks females.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Now birds, that's somethin' else. 
> Lot of them little sandpipers, we got
>
> all sorts. 
> The big ones, the Straight-billed Curlew, they used to shoot and eat 
>
> them. 
> Sea Crows, too.  And Curlew, as well.  In the old days they'd also shoot 
>
> Calicobacks, Robin Snipe, and Sewin' Machines. And Black-breasted Beetlers.
>  
>
> And all them little peeps.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> You want to see those sandpipers, get Filmore, or Wesley, or Shotbill to take you
>
> in their deadrise, out to Thoms Creek ‘bout half-tide. 
> Zoot Zoot knows how to 
>
> get hold of them, or else just go down to Buddy Boy Busterson’s depot and ask.
>  
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Ducks was commoner then, but there's still lots of Little Dippers, Clubheads 
>
> (we also call them Whifflers or Whistlers), and Southerlies, which we oftimes call 
>
> South, South Southerlies, or Pintails. 
> Out on the ocean Skunkheads are real common 
>
> and other types of sea coots. 
> You go real far out to sea, farther than I go for the 
>
> shad in February, you get tuna birds in summer. 
> Never see them from
>
> land.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Out there past the skinny water is where you get those sorts, mostly.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Other places got more ponds and freshwater than we do hereabouts, 
>
> they got more ducks like Sprigs, Spoonbills, and teal. Oh, we got them, too, 
>
> but not many.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> In the old days there's was but one gull in summer and that was the
>
> Cacklin' Gull, called Soft Crab Gull, too. 
> Now, the Winter Gulls is nestin’ 
>
> on the islands as well. 
> Time was, you’d never see a winter gull here but 
>
> in winter. 
> All the old names, like Egg Harbor, Gull Marsh, Great Egging 
>
> Beach, and the like, that was cause they'd go out there and gather gull eggs and 
>
> they would make a good omelet or two with that. 
> Then let' em alone to do their 
>
> business and nest again.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Big groups of gulls and strikers, Little Strikers, and Big Strikers, still nest on the 
>
> islands as well as Flood Gulls, which we also call the Scissorbill or Cutwater.
>  
>
> The littlest striker we call the Minnie Hawk.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> What you call the cormorant, well, you know what sort of names they have,
>
> and Shag is one of the more polite ones. 
> No need to tell you the others.
>
> Those are words a smart person don't say no more. 
> Although you might say
>
> Shitpoke, but not t'other, unless you were to say Pocomoke Goose or
>
> Baltimore Goose. 
> I know one thing, there's more and more each year.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> In early April or late March there’s lots uh little divers, we call
>
> Pigwitches. 
> And in the summer there's the little heron, called Scowp 'cause of 
>
> the way they call when you jump him. Of course you know the White Crane and 
>
> the Blue Crane, the blue one sometimes called Forty Quarts of Soup or Old 
>
> Cranky. 
> Them night herons, I believe you say, here is called the Wop or
>
> Bumcutter cause of what he sounds like. 
> There’s a hammock up north of 
>
> Ewell on Smith’s Island we call Woptown.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Them fish ducks, there's not much to eatin' one, but they're good to shoot
>
> at anyway. 
> You get the Hairy Head or French Pheasant, or Pond Snout, in the 
>
> little sloughs and ditches, up the guts, the Sheldrake or regular Pheasant out 
>
> on the bays and ocean.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Every so often, when there's a big freezeup or blizzard in Jersey, or
>
> Canada, then the woodcocks pile in here like crazy. 
> Take Hans' spaniel out
>
> and you'd flush one every twenty feet. 
> Up north they call them Labrador
>
> Twisters or Bogsuckers. 
> Timberdoodles even.  In Ninety-three we got a 
>
> real cold rain, coated all the rushes, sedges and trees with ice. 
> Everything.  The 
>
> woodcock like to froze. 
> Chicken Hawks was hitting them right off the grass.  
>
> Goin' down 600 woodcocks, blackbirds, Killdees, Field Larks, and Canaries was 
>
> all along the roadside shoulders. 
> Couldn't help but hit some with the truck.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Now the bigger stuff, ‘possums, ‘coons, skunks, your haners and whistle pigs, 
>
> and of course the deers, the sump buzzards will come down and take care of 
>
> that, right on the roads. 
> Eagles at times, too.  Roadkill.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Cousin Wesley, “Sneaky Boy”, is partial to roadkill. 
> Long as it was just some
>
> little impact and not gettin’ squashed, he was a good judge of freshness, and
>
> the rabbits and deer he’d eat at times. 
> He’s that way.  I suppose that makes 
>
> some sense, but, unless it’s been hunted or fished, I get my food store bought.
>  
>
> But once Jared and I found a 10-lb. rockfish right on the road, fallen off a truck.
>  
>
> He put it inside my left hip wader, but when we got to Sewards he dressed it 
>
> out into steaks. Now in that same county, mostly marsh, where else would you 
>
> find a roadkill thunder pumper, next to the road at Parsons Creek and the 
>
> Stewart Canal?
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Big old Sicklebill. 
> Never used to see him at all until the sixties.  Now there's 
>
> white ones, too. 
> In with the herons and cranes.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> In September, when there's doves before the Partridge season, you can also 
>
> shoot the Sage Hens or Marsh Guineas when the tide's good and flooded.
>  
>
> Time was, the tradition for that was a big deal. 
> Big shots would come from 
>
> Washington to do it. 
> Nowsdays hardly anyone bothers, but if you breast him 
>
> out and put bacon strips on it, it is right tasty.
>  
>
>
>
>
>
>
> That's about the smart of it. 
> And when the tide starts to slack, when she begins 
>
> to let out, that's when your Sage Hen will start to hollerin'. 
> There's other smaller 
>
> mudhens, too, and such, about the size of a Field Lark, but you don't see 
>
> them as much as you see the Sage Hen. 
> Railbirds.  Marsh guineas.  Mudhens.  
>
> You know what I mean. 
> At low tide the Sage Hen will go after Fiddle Crabs, and 
>
> other creepy crawlies.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Also in September, and sometimes in August, you have Reedbirds, or Ricebirds
>
> as they're also known, pilin' into the reed beds at Oyster late in the day. 
> Other 
>
> places I know they get shot, or used to, 'cause they’d feed on wild rice, come 
>
> already stuffed. 
> Get some light shot in Buster’s old, twist steel, side-by-side 8
>
>  - that’s a 16-pound gun - could blow away two dozen at a time. 
> Blast the 
>
> suckers. 
> Don’t see the old hammer action scatterguns anymore.  No more 
>
> black powder shells either ways.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> In the evening what we call whip-poor-wills, also called Hollerin’ Boys, will start 
>
> to call after sundown, ‘specially in June. 
> Colored Charlie’d call them Hollerin’ 
>
> Boys. 
> Also hoot owls and your squinch owl.   
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Now old Elmo, he was the good one at catching them Snapper Turkles. 
>
> Made good stew from them, 
> Sweet meat.  Add a couple of dollops of your 
>
> sherry wine to it, you’d have something. 
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Onlyest thing I know, there's not as much huntin' as there used to be and
>
> that's too bad, to see that tradition dyin' out. 
> Of course, I haven’t gone gunnin’ 
>
> since I was a boy, but it is nice to see a bunch of fellas out on the
>
> marsh enjoyin' themselves. 
> Get away from the little old lady and cut loose
>
> a little. 
> Even if you come back with nothin' to show you're bound to be
>
> better off. 
> Nothin' better than a day on the marsh or water.  Least ways I 
>
> see it. 
> Right fair straight.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> In memory of Lynwood Horner, waterman, our guide at Cape Charles 1965-1999.
>
> May his very good soul rest in peace. 
> He was always so nice to me and my
>
> family. 
> Machine gunner with the Merchant Marine in The War.  He was as
>
> discriminating about birds as most of us. 
> Even when his arthritis
>
> would seize up on him he'd go out there clammin', oysterin', or crabbin’,
>
> or when there was a big wreck of conchs washed up on the shores 
>
> from a nor’easter. 
> He didn’t know what it was, but he once described perfectly 
>
> a Dovekie he had seen around his boat one winter day, a description that would 
>
> have sailed right through any rarities committee review.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Also in tribute to Steve Parker, the late director of the Nature Conservancy’s 
>
> Virginia Coastal Reserve. 
> Good humored man.  Set us up in the grand 
>
> old house at Brownsville for the Nassawadox Christmas count compilation.
>  
>
> Like compiling at Monticello or Mount Vernon. 
> A true gentleman.  He’d hunt 
>
> black ducks and was fond of his hound. 
> Sense of humor, too.  I miss him so.  
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Thanks to Lynwood, Emma Greene, Charles Cook, John Camper, Minnie 
>
> Camper, George Reiger, Marcus Killmon, Stanley Marshall, and others for clueing 
>
> me in to these old names and unusual expressions. 
> One of the names above I 
>
> made up. 
> Know which one?  A few others I haven’t “translated”. 
> Didn’t wish to 
>
> make it TOO easy.
>  
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Best to all.-Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> GLOSSARY: 
> big striker: royal tern.  blowtoads: Northern 
>
> Puffer a.k.a. Swellfish, Swell Toad, or Balloonfish; "Puffers are so named because 
>
> of their ability to swell by swallowing water (or air, if they are removed
>
> from water) so that they become globular. 
> This habit discourages
>
> predation." - C. Richard Robins,
> A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of
>
> North America.
>  
>
>
>
>
>
>
> black-breasted beetler: black-bellied plover. 
> blue crane: great blue 
>
> heron. 
> cacklin’ gull: laughing gull.  calicoback: ruddy turnstone. 
> canary: American
>
> goldfinch. 
> chicken hawk: red-tailed hawk.  clubheads: common goldeneye. 
> conch: 
>
> whelk. 
> curlew: whimbrel.  dowdies: toadfish.  doubleheads: cow-nosed rays. 
> field lark: 
>
> eastern meadowlark. 
> flood gull: black skimmer.  hairy head: hooded merganser.
>  
>
> haner: a corruption of yellowhammer = yellow-shafted flicker. 
> hollerin’ boys: chuck-
>
> will’s-widows. 
> hoot owl: great horned owl.  killdee: killdeer. 
> little dipper: bufflehead.  
>
>
>
>
>
>
> little striker: Forster’s or common tern. 
> marsh guinea: clapper rail.  minnie hawk: 
>
> least tern, minnie means minnow. 
> mudhen: clapper or other rail.  oystercrackers: 
>
> toadfish. 
> partridge: northern bobwhite.  pigwitch: horned grebe. 
> pintail: long-tailed duck.  reedbird: bobolink. 
> robin snipe: red knot, refers to their breeding plumage.  rockfish: 
>
> striped bass. 
> sage hen: clapper rail.  scowp: green heron.  sea coots: scoters. 
> sea crows: 
>
>
>
>
>
>
> American oystercatchers. 
> sewin’ machines: dowitchers.  shag: double-crested 
>
> cormorants. 
> sheldrake: red-breasted merganser.  sicklebill: ibis. 
> skunkheads:
>
> surf scoters. 
> southerlies: long-tailed duck, sometimes corrupted to :sudly”.  
>
> spoonbills: northern shovelers. 
> springs: northern pintails.  squinch owl: eastern
>
>
>
>
>
>
> screech-owl. 
> straight-billed curlew: marbled godwit.  sump buzzard: non-existent,
>
> my generic name for vulture. 
> thunder pumper: American bittern.  tuna birds: 
>
> shearwaters. 
> whip-poor-will: sometimes used locally for chuck-will’s-widow.  
>
> whistlepig: woodchuck. 
> white crane: great egret. winter gull: herring gull.  
>
> wop: night-heron.
>          

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Date: 7/7/18 8:40 am
From: jfstup <jfstup38...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Little Bennett
On Friday, July 6, 2018 at 12:29:28 PM UTC-4, jfstup wrote:
> i saw a redheaded woodpecker both yesterday and today near the creek from the Beaver Valley trail. so i am tending to believe that they may be nesting somewhere nearby in a dead tree where it isn't very accessible for birders. also i am hearing the Kentucky warbler just about every day and seen it twice recently along the Stoneybrook and Beaver Valley trail area.

saw both again today

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Date: 7/7/18 5:06 am
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Yellow-crowned Night Heron at Towson HS
I saw a Yellow-crowned Night Heron just west of the track/football field at
Towson High. It briefly flew out of the grove of trees along the stream and
the disappeared back into the trees further south.

Never seen that bird there. ( Also, a few weeks earlier, I saw a ycnh at
Meadowood Regional Park in the small stream from the bridge -- also a
first. Also, seen ycnh in June along Ruxton road in the stream - while
crossing the bridge at the bend by car).

Good birding!

Taylor McLean
Towson MD

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Date: 7/6/18 6:57 pm
From: 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill North Beach
Jon Ranson and I explored northern North Beach and southern Anne Arundel shorelines this evening looking for the Roseate Spoonbill with no luck. We began at the pumping station area, North Beach Marsh, Walton Nature Preserve then worked our way north to Herrington Harbor before the rain stopped us. We looked from about 6:15 pm - 7:40. No luck.


We did pick up a late Black Scoter in Rose Haven and a juvenile Bald Eagle at Walton Nature Preserve. The Bald Eagle appeared very young and was notable because it seemed to have no fear of us at all. I was a bit concerned about it's well-being, wondering if it could even see us as it just acted as if we didn't exist despite the fact we were pretty close as it sat on the rocks. Eventually it did give us a long stare - and slowly and regally flew up into a close by tree. Apparently a very young bird that just thinks people are just part of the environment.


We are curious to see if anyone sees the Roseate Spoonbill tomorrow in any location.


Joanne


Joanne Howl, DVM
West River, MD



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To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Fri, Jul 6, 2018 6:21 am
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill North Beach

A little after 6:05 am the spoonbill was flying high over the North Beach Marsh. It then flew north and kept on going. If it doesn’t return you may want to check the ponds around Rose Haven.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 7/6/18 9:29 am
From: jfstup <jfstup38...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Little Bennett
i saw a redheaded woodpecker both yesterday and today near the creek from the Beaver Valley trail. so i am tending to believe that they may be nesting somewhere nearby in a dead tree where it isn't very accessible for birders. also i am hearing the Kentucky warbler just about every day and seen it twice recently along the Stoneybrook and Beaver Valley trail area.

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Date: 7/6/18 4:45 am
From: 'Christine HUFFMAN' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] I wanted to teach a lesson on compassion — and ended up with a crazed seagull in my car
That is a great story. Thanks

Sent from my iPad
Christie Huffman
Great Falls, VA

On Jul 6, 2018, at 7:33 AM, James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> wrote:

This article from today's Washington Post is not about me but you still might enjoy reading it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2018/07/06/i-wanted-to-teach-a-lesson-on-compassion-and-ended-up-with-a-crazed-seagull-in-my-car/?utm_term=.dfb69b2196b5

Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Date: 7/6/18 4:33 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] I wanted to teach a lesson on compassion — and ended up with a crazed seagull in my car
This article from today's Washington Post is not about me but you still might enjoy reading it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2018/07/06/i-wanted-to-teach-a-lesson-on-compassion-and-ended-up-with-a-crazed-seagull-in-my-car/?utm_term=.dfb69b2196b5

Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Date: 7/6/18 3:21 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill North Beach
A little after 6:05 am the spoonbill was flying high over the North Beach Marsh. It then flew north and kept on going. If it doesn’t return you may want to check the ponds around Rose Haven.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 7/5/18 6:50 am
From: mike burchett <mikeburchett23...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Tern - Assateague Island
Hi folks,

On the morning of July 3rd I observed a Roseate Tern over the beach on
Assateague Island a few miles south of the Ocean City Inlet. The bird stuck
around for only a couple minutes. It was calling while flying around with
the Least Terns. A photo is included with the eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46987737

Good birding,
Mike Burchett
Berlin, MD

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Date: 7/4/18 1:09 pm
From: 'MikeBowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach
On Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 8:19:09 AM UTC-4, Lynne Parks wrote:
> The Roseate Spoonbill is currently in the wetland with a group of eleven Snowy Egrets. Seen from boardwalk trail (turn right after crossing boardwalk), continue an eighth of a mile. The Wetlands Overlook Park.
>
>
> Lynne
> Baltimore BC

A number of birders were easily able to see the Spoonbill from 10 a.m. on this morning, July 4. At this time it was resting with Mallards and Canada Geese at the creek mouth behind the "No Entry" sign. It did not fly during the 20 minutes we watched it, but did walk around a bit and do some preening. This location, where it has been seen many times over the past two weeks, is just over the road from where Lynne reported it.

Mike Bowen
Bethesda

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Date: 7/4/18 10:38 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches revisited.
HOGCHOKERS, POPES, AND PIGWITCHES - revisited.


Been well nigh on these 8 some years now. This was well-received, in some quarters, at that time. So … here ’tis again for y’all with some changes and add-ons. Thanks to Phil Davis, Jared Fisher, Larry Riddle, and David Fleischmann for unearthing this document, lost from my files otherwise. Seen any Labrador Twisters lately? Pigwitches? Then why the hell not?


Not for ONE MOMENT should it be supposed that this is making fun of the way

people talk. I love to hear a good Eastern Shore accent. Sadly that is disappearing

as young folks move away, or get acclimated or assimilated through the services or

colleges, or from watching too much TV. Tom Horton writes that where the

Eastern Shore patois really gets used heavy is when watermen are out there talking

amongst themselves.


One of our guides, Albert Heath, spoke with such a thick accent he was almost

incomprehensible … to me. Likewise he could hardly understand us. It took us

a while, once, to realize, because of this confusion, that he’d left us off on the

wrong island. It didn’t make much difference because our respective 2 groups saw

a Snowy Owl on both Ship Shoal and Myrtle islands. Another time he couldn’t get

back to pick us up because of an extremely low tide. Finally after dark he appeared.

We headed south to collect the Smith Island crew, who had built a fire for us to

home in on. Navigating at high speed through those tortuous tidal guts in the dark

was quite an impressive feat. Albert, rest his soul, done us good.- Harry.



In an earlier post the use of the name Hogchoker, a small species of

flounder (sole), drew some commentary. It doesn't sound as if it ought to be, but

Hogchoker (Trinectes maculatus) is the genuine English name used by the scientific

community. The Sea Nettle, our common jellyfish, is also both the colloquial

name and the proper English name. The best of 2 worlds.


Here is a fanciful enumeration of other species, as it might sound like

coming from an Eastern Shore of Virginia waterman. Of course many birds

are known locally, and/or colloquially, by their "correct" names such as snipe,

Brant, loons, etc. I’ve taken a few liberties, but not many, in the name of poetic license.


Some of the colloquial names are better, sometimes much better, than the

“proper” English names. There’s a “glossary” at the end of this. Here goes.

Fasten your safety belts and put your seats in the upright position.

Time to cut loose … again.:



Yes, we got Hogchokers and other fishes, your Spot, Hardheads, Croakers, trout,

and Rock. Puppy drum, alewives, bunkers, and others. Then there's

Blowtoads, Oystercrackers, and Dowdies, too. And Doubleheads, but you can't

eat them, though some do. They’re good for bait.


Far as crabs go, it's like the Eskimos. They got all sort of names for

different kinds of ice and snow. Down here we got names for all the crab

sorts. There's busters, popes, shedders, softshells, papershells, and

doublers (the one underneath's always a softcrab), your ordinary hard crab,

and, of course, there's jimmies and sooks. These are all names for the

sorts of Blue Crabs; jimmies are males, sooks females.


Now birds, that's somethin' else. Lot of them little sandpipers, we got

all sorts. The big ones, the Straight-billed Curlew, they used to shoot and eat

them. Sea Crows, too. And Curlew, as well. In the old days they'd also shoot

Calicobacks, Robin Snipe, and Sewin' Machines. And Black-breasted Beetlers.

And all them little peeps.


You want to see those sandpipers, get Filmore, or Wesley, or Shotbill to take you

in their deadrise, out to Thoms Creek ‘bout half-tide. Zoot Zoot knows how to

get hold of them, or else just go down to Buddy Boy Busterson’s depot and ask.


Ducks was commoner then, but there's still lots of Little Dippers, Clubheads

(we also call them Whifflers or Whistlers), and Southerlies, which we oftimes call

South, South Southerlies, or Pintails. Out on the ocean Skunkheads are real common

and other types of sea coots. You go real far out to sea, farther than I go for the

shad in February, you get tuna birds in summer. Never see them from

land.


Out there past the skinny water is where you get those sorts, mostly.


Other places got more ponds and freshwater than we do hereabouts,

they got more ducks like Sprigs, Spoonbills, and teal. Oh, we got them, too,

but not many.


In the old days there's was but one gull in summer and that was the

Cacklin' Gull, called Soft Crab Gull, too. Now, the Winter Gulls is nestin’

on the islands as well. Time was, you’d never see a winter gull here but

in winter. All the old names, like Egg Harbor, Gull Marsh, Great Egging

Beach, and the like, that was cause they'd go out there and gather gull eggs and

they would make a good omelet or two with that. Then let' em alone to do their

business and nest again.


Big groups of gulls and strikers, Little Strikers, and Big Strikers, still nest on the

islands as well as Flood Gulls, which we also call the Scissorbill or Cutwater.

The littlest striker we call the Minnie Hawk.


What you call the cormorant, well, you know what sort of names they have,

and Shag is one of the more polite ones. No need to tell you the others.

Those are words a smart person don't say no more. Although you might say

Shitpoke, but not t'other, unless you were to say Pocomoke Goose or

Baltimore Goose. I know one thing, there's more and more each year.


In early April or late March there’s lots uh little divers, we call

Pigwitches. And in the summer there's the little heron, called Scowp 'cause of

the way they call when you jump him. Of course you know the White Crane and

the Blue Crane, the blue one sometimes called Forty Quarts of Soup or Old

Cranky. Them night herons, I believe you say, here is called the Wop or

Bumcutter cause of what he sounds like. There’s a hammock up north of

Ewell on Smith’s Island we call Woptown.


Them fish ducks, there's not much to eatin' one, but they're good to shoot

at anyway. You get the Hairy Head or French Pheasant, or Pond Snout, in the

little sloughs and ditches, up the guts, the Sheldrake or regular Pheasant out

on the bays and ocean.


Every so often, when there's a big freezeup or blizzard in Jersey, or

Canada, then the woodcocks pile in here like crazy. Take Hans' spaniel out

and you'd flush one every twenty feet. Up north they call them Labrador

Twisters or Bogsuckers. Timberdoodles even. In Ninety-three we got a

real cold rain, coated all the rushes, sedges and trees with ice. Everything. The

woodcock like to froze. Chicken Hawks was hitting them right off the grass.

Goin' down 600 woodcocks, blackbirds, Killdees, Field Larks, and Canaries was

all along the roadside shoulders. Couldn't help but hit some with the truck.


Now the bigger stuff, ‘possums, ‘coons, skunks, your haners and whistle pigs,

and of course the deers, the sump buzzards will come down and take care of

that, right on the roads. Eagles at times, too. Roadkill.


Cousin Wesley, “Sneaky Boy”, is partial to roadkill. Long as it was just some

little impact and not gettin’ squashed, he was a good judge of freshness, and

the rabbits and deer he’d eat at times. He’s that way. I suppose that makes

some sense, but, unless it’s been hunted or fished, I get my food store bought.

But once Jared and I found a 10-lb. rockfish right on the road, fallen off a truck.

He put it inside my left hip wader, but when we got to Sewards he dressed it

out into steaks. Now in that same county, mostly marsh, where else would you

find a roadkill thunder pumper, next to the road at Parsons Creek and the

Stewart Canal?


Big old Sicklebill. Never used to see him at all until the sixties. Now there's

white ones, too. In with the herons and cranes.


In September, when there's doves before the Partridge season, you can also

shoot the Sage Hens or Marsh Guineas when the tide's good and flooded.

Time was, the tradition for that was a big deal. Big shots would come from

Washington to do it. Nowsdays hardly anyone bothers, but if you breast him

out and put bacon strips on it, it is right tasty.


That's about the smart of it. And when the tide starts to slack, when she begins

to let out, that's when your Sage Hen will start to hollerin'. There's other smaller

mudhens, too, and such, about the size of a Field Lark, but you don't see

them as much as you see the Sage Hen. Railbirds. Marsh guineas. Mudhens.

You know what I mean. At low tide the Sage Hen will go after Fiddle Crabs, and

other creepy crawlies.


Also in September, and sometimes in August, you have Reedbirds, or Ricebirds

as they're also known, pilin' into the reed beds at Oyster late in the day. Other

places I know they get shot, or used to, 'cause they’d feed on wild rice, come

already stuffed. Get some light shot in Buster’s old, twist steel, side-by-side 8

- that’s a 16-pound gun - could blow away two dozen at a time. Blast the

suckers. Don’t see the old hammer action scatterguns anymore. No more

black powder shells either ways.


In the evening what we call whip-poor-wills, also called Hollerin’ Boys, will start

to call after sundown, ‘specially in June. Colored Charlie’d call them Hollerin’

Boys. Also hoot owls and your squinch owl.


Now old Elmo, he was the good one at catching them Snapper Turkles.

Made good stew from them, Sweet meat. Add a couple of dollops of your

sherry wine to it, you’d have something.


Onlyest thing I know, there's not as much huntin' as there used to be and

that's too bad, to see that tradition dyin' out. Of course, I haven’t gone gunnin’

since I was a boy, but it is nice to see a bunch of fellas out on the

marsh enjoyin' themselves. Get away from the little old lady and cut loose

a little. Even if you come back with nothin' to show you're bound to be

better off. Nothin' better than a day on the marsh or water. Least ways I

see it. Right fair straight.



In memory of Lynwood Horner, waterman, our guide at Cape Charles 1965-1999.

May his very good soul rest in peace. He was always so nice to me and my

family. Machine gunner with the Merchant Marine in The War. He was as

discriminating about birds as most of us. Even when his arthritis

would seize up on him he'd go out there clammin', oysterin', or crabbin’,

or when there was a big wreck of conchs washed up on the shores

from a nor’easter. He didn’t know what it was, but he once described perfectly

a Dovekie he had seen around his boat one winter day, a description that would

have sailed right through any rarities committee review.


Also in tribute to Steve Parker, the late director of the Nature Conservancy’s

Virginia Coastal Reserve. Good humored man. Set us up in the grand

old house at Brownsville for the Nassawadox Christmas count compilation.

Like compiling at Monticello or Mount Vernon. A true gentleman. He’d hunt

black ducks and was fond of his hound. Sense of humor, too. I miss him so.


Thanks to Lynwood, Emma Greene, Charles Cook, John Camper, Minnie

Camper, George Reiger, Marcus Killmon, Stanley Marshall, and others for clueing

me in to these old names and unusual expressions. One of the names above I

made up. Know which one? A few others I haven’t “translated”. Didn’t wish to

make it TOO easy.


Best to all.-Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.



GLOSSARY: big striker: royal tern. blowtoads: Northern

Puffer a.k.a. Swellfish, Swell Toad, or Balloonfish; "Puffers are so named because

of their ability to swell by swallowing water (or air, if they are removed

from water) so that they become globular. This habit discourages

predation." - C. Richard Robins, A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of

North America.


black-breasted beetler: black-bellied plover. blue crane: great blue

heron. cacklin’ gull: laughing gull. calicoback: ruddy turnstone. canary: American

goldfinch. chicken hawk: red-tailed hawk. clubheads: common goldeneye. conch:

whelk. curlew: whimbrel. dowdies: toadfish. doubleheads: cow-nosed rays. field lark:

eastern meadowlark. flood gull: black skimmer. hairy head: hooded merganser.

haner: a corruption of yellowhammer = yellow-shafted flicker. hollerin’ boys: chuck-

will’s-widows. hoot owl: great horned owl. killdee: killdeer. little dipper: bufflehead.


little striker: Forster’s or common tern. marsh guinea: clapper rail. minnie hawk:

least tern, minnie means minnow. mudhen: clapper or other rail. oystercrackers:

toadfish. partridge: northern bobwhite. pigwitch: horned grebe. pintail: long-tailed duck. reedbird: bobolink. robin snipe: red knot, refers to their breeding plumage. rockfish:

striped bass. sage hen: clapper rail. scowp: green heron. sea coots: scoters. sea crows:


American oystercatchers. sewin’ machines: dowitchers. shag: double-crested

cormorants. sheldrake: red-breasted merganser. sicklebill: ibis. skunkheads:

surf scoters. southerlies: long-tailed duck, sometimes corrupted to :sudly”.

spoonbills: northern shovelers. springs: northern pintails. squinch owl: eastern


screech-owl. straight-billed curlew: marbled godwit. sump buzzard: non-existent,

my generic name for vulture. thunder pumper: American bittern. tuna birds:

shearwaters. whip-poor-will: sometimes used locally for chuck-will’s-widow.

whistlepig: woodchuck. white crane: great egret. winter gull: herring gull.

wop: night-heron.

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Date: 7/4/18 5:19 am
From: Lynne Parks <v.lynneparks...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach



The Roseate Spoonbill is currently in the wetland with a group of eleven Snowy Egrets. Seen from boardwalk trail (turn right after crossing boardwalk), continue an eighth of a mile. The Wetlands Overlook Park.



Lynne

Baltimore BC








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Date: 7/3/18 3:19 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 7/3/2018
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From: Steve Cordle <scordle...>
Date: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 1:20 PM
Subject: DC Area, 7/3/2018
To: <BIRDEAST...>


Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 7/3/2018
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments, questions: <voice...>
Compilers: Bob Hartman
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 (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 http://www.anshome.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, June
26, and was completed on Tuesday, July 3, at about 8:00 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds during this week is presented below in
taxonomic order, as set forth in the American Ornithologists' Union
Checklist for North and Middle American birds, as revised through the
57th Supplement (July 2016).

TOP BIRDS THIS WEEK: GREAT WHITE HERON (white morph GREAT BLUE HERON)
in MD, ROSEATE SPOONBILL* in DE & MD, FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER* IN DE

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST: TUNDRA SWAN, late waterfowl, WHITE IBIS,
MISSISSIPPI KITE, late shorebirds, BONAPARTE'S GULL, YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER

TOP BIRDS

From June 29 to July 1, a GREAT WHITE HERON (white morph GREAT BLUE
HERON) was present in Frederick Co MD at Israel Creek, around MD26
just south of MD94.

On June 26 & July 2, the ROSEATE SPOONBILL* continued at North Beach
in Calvert Co MD. Another ROSEATE SPOONBILL* continued July 1 in New
Castle Co DE, at the Ashton Tract of Augustine Wildlife Area. Based on
plumage differences in photos, these appear to be two different
individuals.

Also in New Castle Co DE, a FORK-TAILED FLYCATCHER* was seen June 29
at the Ashton Tract.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

On June 26, the TUNDRA SWAN continued at Kinder Farm Park, Anne
Arundel Co MD.

Although most of the late ducks seem to have left the area, a few
remained: 2 NORTHERN PINTAILs, one along Green Dumpster Rd in Deal
Island WMA, Somerset Co MD, and another in Patterson Park (Baltimore
city) on June 30; 3 SURF SCOTERs in MD on June 29, one in Talbot Co at
the mouth of the Miles River, two more at Big Water Farm (private) in
Queen Anne's Co; RED-BREASTED MERGANSERs at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack
Co VA, two June 29 and one July 1; finally, a number of RUDDY DUCKs,
up to 10 at Hurlock WWTP (Dorchester Co MD on June 26 & 29), 6 at Swan
Creek Wetland (Anne Arundel Co MD) on June 29, 3 at Big Stone Beach
(Kent Co DE) on June 30, and one along the Baltimore city Waterfront
Promenade at Fells Point on July 1.

A RED-THROATED LOON was seen June 27 in Accomack Co VA at CHN East CE
– MS 14 (near the MD border). Several single COMMON LOONs were
reported: one June 26 at Chincoteague NWR along Beach Access Road; one
June 26 in Anne Arundel Co MD at Lake Rivera Cove; one June 27 in
Frederick Co VA at Lake Holiday (restricted access); one June 28 in
Rocky Gap SP, Allegany SP MD; and one June 30 at Big Water Farm. On
June 27, North Beach (Anne Arundel Co MD) hosted a single HORNED
GREBE.

A WHITE IBIS was seen July 2 at Chincoteague NWR.

Several MISSISSIPPI KITEs were seen in VA: two June 26 over Yates Ford
Road, Fairfax Station, in Fairfax Co; one June 27 over the Prince
William County Landfill; and one July 1 at Lake Mercer, Fairfax
Station, in Fairfax Co.

A few shorebirds were seen. One SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was present June
26, two June 30, and one July 1 at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co DE; one
was present June 30 at Big Stone Beach; and five were seen July 1 at
Cape Henlopen SP in Sussex Co DE. A MARBLED GODWIT was seen June 26 in
Raymond Pond, Bombay Hook NWR. LEAST SANDPIPERs were seen: one June 26
at Swan Creek Wetland; one June 29 at Chincoteague NWR; and two June
30 at Bombay Hook NWR. A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen June 26 in
Raymond Pond, Bombay Hook NWR.

On June 26 & 30, a BONAPARTE'S GULL was seen at Bombay Hook NWR.

Very late YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERs were seen in Garrett Co MD: two
June 28 along Snaggy Mountain Road of Garrett SF, and one at the 4-H
Center, Cunningham Lake.

This report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers via the ABA Internet links, and on eBird records.

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606, http://anshome.org/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, either e-mail or phone.

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

*Of interest to the applicable records committee

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Date: 7/3/18 3:15 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] RESULTS: 2018 C & O Canal [mid-winter] Count
Results will also be published in Maryland Birdlife along with
additional mid-winter counts. Permission was granted to post here
ahead of publication expected in November.

Count dates for 2019:
1/26/19 thru 2/3/19

Jim Speicher & Frank Boyle

##################################################
2018 C&O Canal Count 63 species (+1 other taxa), 2907 individuals

Count period: 1/27/18 thru 2/4/18 with activity on all days except
January 30th, and February 2nd and 4th. The minimum temp on days with
activity ranged from 14 to 41 degrees F. The maximum temp on days
with activity ranged from 33 to 60 degrees F. Light precipitation
occurred on two days with activity. The river was open with skim ice
present in the canal basin on the coldest mornings. Winds were
generally light [~5mph] from the SW, or SSW on 4 days and generally
light [~5mph] from the NE, or NNE on two days. Peak gusts never
exceeded 17mph. Weather information was from data recorded at the
Frederick, MD airport.

21 + ~0.5 "traveling" miles all on foot were covered by 14 parties.
One party was comprised of 14 individuals with party size of 1 in all
other cases. The large party covered three miles, while eight
individuals were responsible for the remaining miles travelled. Only
one individual conducted a "stationary" count. Stationary count
observations are included in total counts with the actual stationary
count following, enclosed in parenthesis. There were no duplicate
miles submitted. County coverage was: DC - none; Montgomery - miles
15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 32; Frederick - none, but miles 46 and 58 were
submitted to the Frederick County mid-winter effort; Washington -
miles 59 thru 65, 68, 70 thru 72, with milepost 99 as a stationary
count; Allegany - miles 172 thru 174, and 184 to terminus. Party
hours were 25.23 for travelers, with one stationary count of one hour
duration.


Greater White-fronted Goose  6
Canada Goose  493
Mallard  139
American Black Duck  18
Northern Pintail  3
Redhead  2
Ring-necked Duck  228
Lesser Scaup  6
Bufflehead  74
Common Goldeneye  63
Hooded Merganser  22
Common Merganser  111
Great Blue Heron  9
Black Vulture  27
Turkey Vulture  42 (1)
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  4 (3)
Bald Eagle  7
Red-shouldered Hawk  8
Red-tailed Hawk  10
Ring-billed Gull  69
Herring Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  22
Mourning Dove  5
Barred Owl  3
Belted Kingfisher  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  60 (1)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  11
Downy Woodpecker  42
Hairy Woodpecker  8
Northern Flicker  24
Pileated Woodpecker  28 (1)
American Kestrel  1
Merlin  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  12 (1)
American Crow  104
Fish Crow  3
crow sp.  4
Common Raven  4
Carolina Chickadee  133 (3)
Tufted Titmouse  81 (2)
White-breasted Nuthatch  51
Brown Creeper  3
Winter Wren  3
Carolina Wren  91 (3)
Golden-crowned Kinglet  13
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Eastern Bluebird  73 (1)
Hermit Thrush  2
American Robin  146 (24)
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  31 (1)
Cedar Waxwing  155
Yellow-rumped Warbler  56
Field Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  88 (6)
White-throated Sparrow  168
Song Sparrow  28
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  59 (1)
House Finch  14
American Goldfinch  23 (4)
House Sparrow  3 (1)

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Date: 7/3/18 11:51 am
From: Patricia Wood <pwood...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach Calvert County
Still there 2:30
Patricia
Silver spring

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Date: 7/3/18 11:43 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Screech-Owl Nest at Blackwater National WIldlife Refuge
On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 9:26:43 PM UTC-4, William Young wrote:
> I have posted a new video on my YouTube channel about a screech-owl nest at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6jTHTWJuAI . The footage was shot on Memorial Day weekend, so the owlets have probably already left the nest.
>
> Good Birding.
> William Young
> Arlington, VA
> www.MPNature.com



Excellent posting William. Who would have thought their focus was fixed?! We have had them for years. Our red seems to move around among our boxes. Have not seen any chicks tho'. Thanks again for posting that.

Jim

12mi W of Salisbury

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Date: 7/3/18 8:17 am
From: Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach Calvert County
Still present at 10:55. Thanks Jim!
Ann Hobbs
Silver Spring, MD

On Jul 3, 2018, at 10:21 AM, David Greenspoon <greenspoon...><mailto:<greenspoon...>> wrote:

Spoonbill still here. Third time's charm. Thanks Jim.

David Greenspoon
Reisterstown MD

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018, 8:33 AM David Greenspoon <greenspoon...><mailto:<greenspoon...>> wrote:
If anyone tries for bird today, please update. Thanks so much.

David Greenspoon
Reisterstown, MD

On Jul 3, 2018 7:50 AM, "'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding...><mailto:<mdbirding...>> wrote:

Hi Folks,

The spoonbill is on the beach at the mouth of the creek. The tide is rising so I suspect it will remain in place for a while.

Jim

Jim Stasz
North Beach MD
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Date: 7/3/18 7:21 am
From: David Greenspoon <greenspoon...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach Calvert County
Spoonbill still here. Third time's charm. Thanks Jim.

David Greenspoon
Reisterstown MD

On Tue, Jul 3, 2018, 8:33 AM David Greenspoon <greenspoon...> wrote:

> If anyone tries for bird today, please update. Thanks so much.
>
> David Greenspoon
> Reisterstown, MD
>
> On Jul 3, 2018 7:50 AM, "'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding" <
> <mdbirding...> wrote:
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> Hi Folks,
>
> The spoonbill is on the beach at the mouth of the creek. The tide is
> rising so I suspect it will remain in place for a while.
>
> Jim
>
> Jim Stasz
> North Beach MD
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Date: 7/3/18 6:10 am
From: 'Sue Billings' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: dragonflies on the C&O Canal
You have a Blue Dasher, a Common Whitetail Skimmer and I think a Great Blue Skimmer. Check out this link.
https://www.insectidentification.org/dragonflies-and-damselflies.asp

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Date: 7/3/18 5:33 am
From: David Greenspoon <greenspoon...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach Calvert County
If anyone tries for bird today, please update. Thanks so much.

David Greenspoon
Reisterstown, MD

On Jul 3, 2018 7:50 AM, "'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding" <
<mdbirding...> wrote:

Hi Folks,

The spoonbill is on the beach at the mouth of the creek. The tide is rising
so I suspect it will remain in place for a while.

Jim

Jim Stasz
North Beach MD
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Date: 7/3/18 4:50 am
From: 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill, North Beach Calvert County
Hi Folks,

The spoonbill is on the beach at the mouth of the creek. The tide is rising so I suspect it will remain in place for a while.

Jim

Jim Stasz
North Beach MD
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Date: 7/2/18 5:31 pm
From: Patrick Malone <pmalone...>
Subject: [MDBirding] dragonflies on the C&O Canal
hope this isn’t too far off topic for birder friends. I saw hundreds of these on the canal near lock 7 last Saturday. My bug friends tell me there are at least three species here.
https://flic.kr/s/aHsmkEAnQM <https://flic.kr/s/aHsmkEAnQM>


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Date: 7/2/18 12:49 pm
From: Paul Budde <pbudde...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] North Beach Roseate Spoonbill
Indeed, after checking Bing Maps I see that Tyler is right. Even the rock wall of the home to the north is all in Calvert County. This bird was never in Anne Arundel while I was there.



Paul



From: James Tyler Bell [mailto:<jtylerbell...>]
Sent: Monday, July 02, 2018 10:52 AM
To: mdbirding; pbudde
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] North Beach Roseate Spoonbill



The creek is solidly in Calvert County. It would have to fly to the rip rapping by the house to enter into Anne Arundel.



Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland





On Monday, July 2, 2018, 10:48:04 AM EDT, pbudde <pbudde...> wrote:





It was present at the mouth of the creek behind the blue gate from 10 -10:45 am this morning, in both Anne Arundel and Calvert counties.







Paul



Paul Budde

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Date: 7/2/18 7:52 am
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] North Beach Roseate Spoonbill
The creek is solidly in Calvert County. It would have to fly to the rip rapping by the house to enter into Anne Arundel.

Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland

On Monday, July 2, 2018, 10:48:04 AM EDT, pbudde <pbudde...> wrote:

It was present at the mouth of the creek behind the blue gate from 10 -10:45 am this morning, in both Anne Arundel and Calvert counties.


Paul
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Date: 7/2/18 7:48 am
From: pbudde <pbudde...>
Subject: [MDBirding] North Beach Roseate Spoonbill
It was present at the mouth of the creek behind the blue gate from 10 -10:45 am this morning, in both Anne Arundel and Calvert counties.


Paul
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Date: 7/1/18 1:27 pm
From: Patrick Malone <pmalone...>
Subject: [MDBirding] heron and vultures at Great Falls this morning
shot from the Maryland side, but some were likely in Virginia (although I didn’t check their visas).
Vultures were doing a lot of their “horaltic pose” to warm up, plus grooming each other. Herons more solitary.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmnwozVY <https://flic.kr/s/aHsmnwozVY>


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Date: 7/1/18 6:01 am
From: Judi Durda <jdurda...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill - North Beach
Still visible at 9 AM

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On Jul 1, 2018, at 7:36 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...><mailto:<auk1844...>> wrote:

The Roseate Spoonbill is currently visible at North Beach Marsh. It has been in the ditch behind the blue gate and on the posts near the county border.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 7/1/18 4:36 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill - North Beach
The Roseate Spoonbill is currently visible at North Beach Marsh. It has been in the ditch behind the blue gate and on the posts near the county border.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 6/30/18 7:56 pm
From: Paul Guris <paulagics.com...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Summer Overnight Lewes Pelagic - Sat, Aug 25 to Sun, Aug 26
We are running a trip out of Lewes, DE to the deep (over 6,000') waters
beyond the edge of the Continental Shelf. The trip will leave at 10:30 PM
and return at approximately 4:30 PM the next day. The cost is $225 per
person.

Past trips of ours in the Mid-Atlantic region at this time of year have
found great birds like FEA'S PETREL (once), HERALD/TRINDADE PETREL (once),
BLACK-CAPPEP PETREL (multiple trips), BAND-RUMPED and LEACH'S STORM-PETRELS
(most trips), WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL (multiple trips), SOUTH POLAR SKUA
(multiple trips), LONG-TAILED JAEGER (multiple trips), SABINE'S GULL
(once), BRIDLED TERM (multiple trips), and more regular species like
CORY'S, GREAT, and AUDUBON'S SHEARWATERS, WILSON'S STORM-PETREL, and
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. We've also found good cetaceans in these deep waters
such as CUVIER'S BEAKED WHALE, several other species of beaked whale, PILOT
WHALE, RISSO'S DOLPHIN, and even STRIPED DOLPHIN.

We will be aboard the approximately 100' long THELMA DALE V. Our plan is
to head out to the deep waters beyond the edge of the Continental Shelf in
the dark and set out a chum slick. We will spend some time at first
light scanning
the storm-petrel flock since this has been our best method for finding
Band-rumped
and Leach's Storm-Petrels. When we feel we've covered the slick well, we'll
work other areas until we head for home. We expect to spend most of our
offshore time in Maryland waters.

Sleeping conditions are roughly camping style, and the choice of sleeping
space will be determined by the order people signed up. People who sign up
early get first pick of where they wish to sleep. Sleeping bags and ground
pads are the way to go, and people will be sleeping on benches, the cabin
floor, and on the upper deck. We will limit the number of participants so
as not to overcrowd the boat.

See Life Paulagics always provides friendly, helpful, and approachable
leaders for all of our trips. We use radios to get the word of any
sightings around the boat quickly. It is important to us to get the
participants on the birds and make sure they are comfortable with the IDs,
not just create a good trip list.

Be sure to check out our web site for information on how to sign up,
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feel free to contact us by e-mail or phone.

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Date: 6/30/18 6:26 pm
From: William Young <wcyoung4242...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Screech-Owl Nest at Blackwater National WIldlife Refuge
I have posted a new video on my YouTube channel about a screech-owl nest at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge, Maryland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6jTHTWJuAI . The footage was shot on Memorial Day weekend, so the owlets have probably already left the nest.

Good Birding.
William Young
Arlington, VA
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Date: 6/30/18 12:20 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [DE] Fork-tailed Flycatcher...location...location...location :)
On 6/29/18, Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> wrote:
> Sorry, John. I made a mistake—it was posted on Facebook instead of this
> listserv. The bird was (and maybe still is) at the Ashton Tract in northern
> DE (eBird hotspot); the location was in the Facebook post.

I see an opportunity...!!!

I haven't done this in years, but worth another try...

JUST A SUGGESTION, but it would SURE be helpful to readers to preface
a post's subject line with the two letter abbrev for county, or if out
of state ditto, tho that would be rare for MD Birding listserv posts
tho maybe not [?] for FaceBook posts.

For many years, I've prefaced my Frederick County observations with
[FR] in the subject line, which may have been confusing to those not
having read my earlier "diatribes" on this topic. But it should have
been clear regardless, since in the body of the post my sig block
spells out its meaning.

For those primarily using cell phones [99.9999999% of posters it seems
with Gail Frantz and I as stubborn holdouts] and those posting from
the field, this may seem tiresome and unnecessary, but it offers
clarity and that's probably worth a little extra effort.

For those many using cell phones
1. Accessing "[" or "(" would likely require bringing up another
screen, so follow the letters with "..."

2. All CAPS can be also an issue, so simply use the two letters in
caps or not, tho caps would seem to better get across the county
abbrev idea. If my cell is anything to go by this only requires a
quick dbl touch to the cap key to initiate capping then another to
deactivate.

I'm resigned that this suggestion won't "fly" very high [once again],
but maybe a few of you will buy-in to the idea.

If it doesn't appeal to you, that's also fine and carry on as usu and
no need to give thousands of reasons why this is a terrible idea to
listserv members who's inboxes don't need the added strain.

I'm DEFINITELY not making any suggestions regarding FB. I don't do
FB, so have no idea how this practice would play out over there.

Some have long used 4 letters to give the same info and will likely
not change, tho there's something to be said for standardization.

MOS uses these abbrevs for the 23 counties in MD Birdlife...take a
moment to try puzzling out the full names from the abbrevs, then look
lower down for the names tied to the two-letter abbrevs. I've added
two additional as suggestions; one for Delaware if these posts are to
be allowed on the listserv in the future & one for Baltimore City.

Western Shore:
GA
AL
WA
FR
CA
MO
HO
HA
BA
PG
AA
CH
CT
SM

Eastern Shore:
QA
CE
KE
TA
DO
CN
WI
WO
SO

Additions:
DE for Delaware
CY for City of Baltimore. I admit that this abbrev is not intuitive
and should probably be fleshed out in the body of the post.

Western Shore:
GA Garrett
AL Allegheny
WA Washington
FR Frederick
CA Carroll
MO Montgomery
HO Howard
HA Harford
BA Baltimore
PG Prince Georges
AA Anne Arundel
CH Charles
CT Calvert
SM St. Mary's

Eastern Shore:
QA Queen Anne [Anne's ?]
CE Cecil
KE Kent
TA Talbot
DO Dorchester
CN Caroline
WI Wicomico
WO Worcester
SO Somerset

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

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Date: 6/30/18 6:30 am
From: Howard Patterson <howard21042...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White Form Great Blue Heron Frederick County
Continues in the wet field at 8707 Liberty Road


Howard Patterson
Ellicott City, MD

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Date: 6/30/18 5:03 am
From: Max Wilson <max.wilson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] GBHE (white morph) at Israel Creek
The Great White Heron continues this morning (6/30). First in a small wet spot in the feild then preening perched high in a dead tree NE of the flooded field.

Max Wilson
Potomac, Montgomery

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Date: 6/29/18 6:33 pm
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Sorry, John. I made a mistake—it was posted on Facebook instead of this listserv. The bird was (and maybe still is) at the Ashton Tract in northern DE (eBird hotspot); the location was in the Facebook post.
_____________________

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> On Jun 29, 2018, at 7:17 PM, John Landers <dado1bw...> wrote:
>
> Where is that?
> John
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 29, 2018, at 5:54 PM, Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks for posting this bird.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> Marcia Balestri
>> Worcester, MD
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Date: 6/29/18 2:54 pm
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fork-tailed Flycatcher
Thanks for posting this bird.

Sent from my iPhone
Marcia Balestri
Worcester, MD

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Date: 6/29/18 9:01 am
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david...>
Subject: [MDBirding] GBHE (white morph) at Israel Creek

The continuing (white morph) Great Blue Heron is present at Israel Creek as of 11:15 am. It had flown and came back to same spot.

Although not a countable bird for a list it is still a beautiful unique bird for Maryland. Has the same build and structure of a normal Great Blue Heron but is all white like a Great Egret. Its legs are very light almost pink and has a much thicker bill than it’s egret cousin.

A very cool bird to have in MD and just one more south Florida specialty species taking a vacation in MD.

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Awesome Birding in 2018!

H. David Fleischmann
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Date: 6/28/18 6:09 pm
From: Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Eastern Neck NWF in trouble
This is a post Nancy Martin made to the MOS Facebook page. We'd like to distribute it as much as possible:


Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Kent County is in danger of being 'shuttered'. Please contact Fish and Wildlife and urge them to restore funding for an onsite manager.

The Friends of Eastern Neck (FOEN) board of directors has been working with local politicians and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) personnel to encourage FWS to fill the vacant Wildlife Specialist (manager) position at the refuge. However, now that the FWS budget has been approved in Washington, there has been no indication that the position will be filled.

The FOEN board is enlisting help from members of the public, especially birders who may have fond memories of birding at the refuge, to further encourage the FWS Regional Chief, Scott Kahan (<scott_kahan...>; telephone 413-253-8245) to fill the position.

Please describe what the island means to you and to the birding community and encourage FWS to fill the position and not "shutter" (FWS wording) the island. (a short sample message is below)

Time is of the essence, please communicate to Scott Kahan before June 30.

Thank you for your support in helping to keep the refuge functioning.

Nancy Martin
President, Kent County Bird Club
member, Friends of Eastern Neck
___________

Dear Mr. Kahan,

I am writing to express my support for FWS funding of an on-site manager at Eastern Neck N.W.R. in Kent County, Maryland. I have visited Eastern Neck to bird, including viewing the annual spectacle of its waterfowl migration and to see rarities. I understand that the refuge is in danger of being 'shuttered'. Please restore funding so that Eastern Neck can continue its vital role as a refuge for not only birds and other wildlife, but also for the thousands of visitors who come each year to appreciate the beauty of one of the Eastern Shore's hidden gems.

Sincerely,

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Date: 6/28/18 8:43 am
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Soldiers Delight last Sunday
Hi Kojo,
 
So enjoyed your artfully written description.
Years ago, a few bird lovers often documented their observations of bird behavior and their interpretation of this behavior.
And why not?
Lists of birds are compelling, but interpretation & contrasts of behavior add so much to the delight and the attraction of why we love bird watching.
 
Gail Frantz
Old Hanover Rd
Reisterstown
 
In a message dated 6/27/2018 6:51:58 PM Eastern Standard Time, <baidookojo6...> writes:

 
It was a pretty productive morning at Soldiers Delight last weekend. I'm not able to go nearly enough for living a short ten minutes away (hopefully I will when I start driving!), but I always try to go sometime in the early summer. Prairie warblers, as usual, were everywhere, with easily over ten singing males and the underrated females doing the heavy lifting. The density of the birds there is pretty incredible, but it leads to some pretty crazy territorial disputes. When one male crosses into another's territory (maybe he wants another tall pine tree to sing that wonderful chromatic trill from), he's met with a series of angry chips from the reigning male in that area, who then proceeds to chase him back to where he came from. Occasionally, these chases escalate into descending aerial battles that are a whirring blur of wings, bills, and feet. In one such instance, two males involved both descended into the tall grass nearby, and did not emerge immediately as I expected them to. Rather, the victorious male emerged several seconds later and flew back up to his singing perch, while the loser did not reappear. After a minute or two, I approached the area he had fallen into, and much to my relief he burst up out of the grass and retreated to his area. My guess is that he was quite stunned, but thankfully managed to rebound. Along with the males, I saw a couple females, who looked a little worse for wear with no apparent help from their mates...

The Pine Warblers, although not nearly as easy to find as three months ago when they first returned, were still present. I was happy to find a drab juvenile bird, probably my first seen there. The other birds seemed to be all male, and were still trilling away. One interesting thing that I always observe is the interaction between the Prairies and the larger Pines; the Pines often chase away the Prairies, and the latter actually flies off if they even hear the slightest call note from their larger cousins. There was one male Prairie who actually dive bombed a male Pine who flew in, the first time I've really seen them stand up for themselves. But, for the most part, the Pines have the upper hand.

In terms of other species of note, there was a Red-shouldered Hawk carrying food to a nest, which seemed to be far off the trail, an apparent Summer Tanager (did not hear the song for long, but it was in shorter phrases, not as burry, and more robin like than the Scarlet, which was also around), and a Blue Grosbeak, my first for the area. All in all, a pretty good morning, and I'm especially glad that the Prairies and Pines are still prominent here. In the future, I'd love to see a thriving Summer Tanager population emerge, especially since there always seems to be a male or two every late spring/early summer.

Prairie Warbler: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132863360@N02/42149469575/in/dateposted-public/

Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46841584


Kojo Baidoo

Reisterstown, MD

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Date: 6/27/18 3:52 pm
From: Kojo Baidoo <baidookojo6...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Soldiers Delight last Sunday
It was a pretty productive morning at Soldiers Delight last weekend. I'm not able to go nearly enough for living a short ten minutes away (hopefully I will when I start driving!), but I always try to go sometime in the early summer. Prairie warblers, as usual, were everywhere, with easily over ten singing males and the underrated females doing the heavy lifting. The density of the birds there is pretty incredible, but it leads to some pretty crazy territorial disputes. When one male crosses into another's territory (maybe he wants another tall pine tree to sing that wonderful chromatic trill from), he's met with a series of angry chips from the reigning male in that area, who then proceeds to chase him back to where he came from. Occasionally, these chases escalate into descending aerial battles that are a whirring blur of wings, bills, and feet. In one such instance, two males involved both descended into the tall grass nearby, and did not emerge immediately as I expected them to. Rather, the victorious male emerged several seconds later and flew back up to his singing perch, while the loser did not reappear. After a minute or two, I approached the area he had fallen into, and much to my relief he burst up out of the grass and retreated to his area. My guess is that he was quite stunned, but thankfully managed to rebound. Along with the males, I saw a couple females, who looked a little worse for wear with no apparent help from their mates...

The Pine Warblers, although not nearly as easy to find as three months ago when they first returned, were still present. I was happy to find a drab juvenile bird, probably my first seen there. The other birds seemed to be all male, and were still trilling away. One interesting thing that I always observe is the interaction between the Prairies and the larger Pines; the Pines often chase away the Prairies, and the latter actually flies off if they even hear the slightest call note from their larger cousins. There was one male Prairie who actually dive bombed a male Pine who flew in, the first time I've really seen them stand up for themselves. But, for the most part, the Pines have the upper hand.

In terms of other species of note, there was a Red-shouldered Hawk carrying food to a nest, which seemed to be far off the trail, an apparent Summer Tanager (did not hear the song for long, but it was in shorter phrases, not as burry, and more robin like than the Scarlet, which was also around), and a Blue Grosbeak, my first for the area. All in all, a pretty good morning, and I'm especially glad that the Prairies and Pines are still prominent here. In the future, I'd love to see a thriving Summer Tanager population emerge, especially since there always seems to be a male or two every late spring/early summer.

Prairie Warbler: https://www.flickr.com/photos/132863360@N02/42149469575/in/dateposted-public/

Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46841584


Kojo Baidoo

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Date: 6/27/18 11:27 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] Robin nest vs Crows
A Robin pair built a nest in a Rhodo, as they have done on occasion on
the property - never successfully. The Rhodo stands isolated and
adjacent to a bird bath, so not the best location. There were at
least 4 chicks yesterday, but I've observed crows attacking on at
least two occasions this morning/afternoon and the chick count is now
two. It's a jungle out there, but it does also give an indication
that the common impulse of Passeriformes to attack crows on sight is
not misplaced.

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

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Date: 6/27/18 5:49 am
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 06/25/18
06/25/18 - 710am-3pm
Hart-Miller Island, Essex, B Co., MD

WEATHER: PC/MC, 68-81 degrees, WNW 6K- NW 9K

Canada Goose - 273 (186 adults, 87 older goslings)
Wood Duck - 16
Gadwall - 2
Mallard - 40
A Black Duck - 4
Ruddy Duck - 1 (drake)
Pied-billed Grebe - 8
Double-crested Cormorant - 40
LEAST BITTERN - 1
Great Blue Heron - 14
Great Egret - 5
Turkey Vulture - 1
Osprey - 18 (3 fledged)
Bald Eagle - 3 (1 adult, 2 immature)
American Coot - 1
COMMON GALLINULE - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Killdeer - 3
Laughing Gull - 8
Ring-billed Gull - 54
Herring Gull - 22
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 (3rd S)
Great Black-backed Gull - 23
Least Tern - 16
Caspian Tern - 80
Mourning Dove - 12
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2
Chimney Swift - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1
Acadian Flycatcher - 1
Willow Flycatcher - 1
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Kingbird - 10
Warbling Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
Purple Martin - 4
Tree Swallow - 12
Bank Swallow - 1
Barn Swallow - 40 (several juveniles along fence line)
Carolina Wren - 8
Marsh Wren - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
Gray Catbird - 8
European Starling - 49
Cedar Waxwing - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 2
Yellow-breasted Chat - 1
Eastern Towhee - 1
Song Sparrow - 2
Northern Cardinal - 20
Blue Grosbeak - 3
Indigo Bunting - 8
Orchard Oriole - 11
Red-winged Blackbird - 120
Common Grackle - 3
Brown-headed Cowbird - 8
House Finch - 2
American Goldfinch - 16
SPECIES: 61 INDIVIDUALS: 994

MAMMALS
Red Fox - 2
Muskrat - 1
WT Deer (tracks)
Raccoon (tracks)

REPTILES
Eastern Painted Turtle - 5
Red-eared Slider - 1
Eastern Mud Turtle - 1

AMPHIBIANS
Fowler's Toad - 78 (74 tiny ones)

BUTTERFLIES
Black Swallowtail - 4
Cabbage White - 10
Orange Sulphur - 21
Clouded Sulphur - 1
Checkered White - 1
Common Buckeye - 3
Pearl Crescent - 6
Eastern Tailed Blue - 4
Gray Hairstreak - 1
Monarch - 5
Silver-spotted Skipper - 4
Wild Indigo Duskywing - 3

DRAGONFLIES
Common Green Darner - 6
Needham's Skimmer - 45
Common Whitetail - 1
Twelve-spotted Skimmer - 2
Halloween Pennant - 8
Wandering Glider - 2
Black Saddlebags - 45
Carolina Saddlebags - 1
Eastern Pondhawk - 20
Blue Dasher - 2

DAMSELFLIES
Familiar Bluets - 45
Rambur Forktail - 5

INSECTS
Spotted Cucumber Beetle - 2
Soldier Beetle - 25
Whirligig Beetle - 25
Bronzed Tiger Beetle - 20
Milkweed Borer - 1
Yellow-collared Scape Moth - 2
Yellow-necked Caterpillar Moth - 1
Saltmarsh Caterpillar - 1
Isabella Tiger Moth - 1 (Woolly Bear)
Zebra Caterpillar - 1


Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 6/26/18 11:27 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Article on Maryland pelagic history and an award to Richard A. Rowlett
Hi MDBirders:

The latest issue of the Maryland Ornithological Society’s journal,
Maryland Birdlife, was just published and is now be arriving in
members' mailboxes.

(If you don't already belong to the MOS and receive Maryland Birdlife
… well, why not ... ???)

In this issue is an article, penned by yours truly, entitled, “The
Maryland/District of Columbia Records Committee Presents the First
Richard A. Rowlett Field Excellence Award to Richard A. Rowlett.”

Rich Rowlett was a powerhouse birder in Maryland during the decade of
the 1970s. However, since he left our area around 1981, very few
current Maryland birders know him or know about him. Among other
claims to fame, Rich was the pioneer of Maryland pelagic birding with
many notable regional accomplishments. However, unless you are a
student of birding history from perusing old issues of Maryland
Birdlife or studying the MD/DC Records Committee database, you
probably don't know anything about him.

A few years ago, our records committee established an award to
recognize field birders who have risen above and beyond the call of
duty to find, document, and publish information on regional rarities.
The first award is being presented to Rich and henceforth the award
will be named after him.

The article that appears in the current Maryland Birdlife issue is an
abridged version of a very complete and detailed compendium of
Rich’s activities, records, and publications throughout the 1970s.
Hopefully, this abridged version can serve as a useful reference
covering our region’s birding activities during the 1970s through
the prism of Rich’s experiences.

The manuscript focuses on Maryland; however, it also covers, in
detail, his activities in Virginia, North Carolina, and Delaware. In
addition to his pelagic observations, many of his landbirding reports
include numbers of species observed that will make contemporary birds
pine for the “good old days.”

The link, below, will enable you download either the abridged or
unabridged PDF documents:

https://mddcrcresources.wordpress.com/2018/03/31/richard-a-rowlett-contributions-to-middle-atlantic-birding-during-the-1970s/

Abridged version = 21 pages, approx. 6,500 words, 79
references

Unabridged version = 126 pages, approx. 54,000 words, 243
references (!!)

The current issue of Maryland Birdlife is the first of a two-part
series on pelagic birding (Gene Scarpulla, editor). The second part
will be published in the fall.

As I mentioned, if you don't already belong to the MOS and receive
Maryland Birdlife, you really should …

http://www.mdbirds.org/index.html

Phil

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MD/DC Records Committee
2549 Vale Court
Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA
301-261-0184
mailto:<PDavis...>

MD/DCRC Web site: http://www.MDBirds.org/mddcrc/rcindex.html
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Date: 6/26/18 4:31 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
On 6/22/18, Steve Long <steve.long4...> wrote:
> now that my wife has bought these things, it is just a matter or whether
> they are safe to try. I am thinking that they are unlikely to hurt
> birds, so, without somebody posting that salty mosquitoes kill birds (or
> nestlings), I will give them a try and report if they seem to help. Of
> course, I will also report any apparent effects on birds, but there is
> not guarantee that I would be able to note those if they occur.

My last word on Spartan Mosquito...

I had asked "An Expert" about them at MD Coop Extension. They replied
and I've captured that as a JPG...attached

Jim S

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Date: 6/26/18 12:54 pm
From: Daniel Sloan <danielsloan215...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: bird song identification apps
Although not directly answering your question (I don't use apps that ID songs), but on the Itunes store (where you buy music, not apps) an album called "Bird Song Ear Training Guide" can be found. The artist name is John Feith.

I purchased the entire album - it's been incredibly effective for me to learn bird songs. My skill level between 2016 (when I first got the album) and now has increased significantly.

Most of the songs are set up like this: 2-3 run throughs of the bird's song, and then a voice applying a mnemonic device to the song/call.

The only annoying thing was that many of the tracks combined two different species into one mp3 (I used editing software to split each track into a single species). Besides this, no other complaints. This album has been worth way more than I paid for it.

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Date: 6/26/18 10:42 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Schedule for Chimney Swifts' Nesting/Hatching/Fledging?
Steve,

The MOS Yellowbook (aka Field List of the Birds of Maryland), by Iliff, Ringler & Stasz (1996), shows egg dates of May 9 through August 12 for Swifts in Maryland. These dates are not specific to the Delmarva Peninsula.

For more information on duration of incubation, parental care, time of fledging etc, I’m sending you a PDF offline.


Marcia
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Patuxent Bird Club
A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
www.patuxentbirdclub.org

Bowie, Maryland
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> On Jun 26, 2018, at 10:17 AM, Steve Long <steve.long4...> wrote:
>
> The cap blew off our chimney this past year, and we ended-up with Swifts before we could put the cap back on. I have observed 4 Swifts that enter and leave the chimney, so I am thinking I have a breeding pair and 2 adult helpers. We can hear their comings and goings in the room with the fireplace, so we know that they are in and out many times per day. That suggests that they have built or are building a nest, or that perhaps they are already feeding young. But, we have not heard any baby bird chirping, so far.
>
> Since this is our first experience hosting Swifts, I am hoping somebody on here can clue us in on the typical calendar days for the schedule of events in Swift nesting/hatching/fledging on the Delmarva Peninsula.
>
> Steve Long, Oxford
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Date: 6/26/18 10:35 am
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill at North Beach, 6/26
Well, after a hiatus of two days, it's back! It appears from the text and photo that it is in the same place it favored before it departed Saturday night, in the stream that drains the marsh pond just south of the little bridge that spans Anne Arundel and Calvert. Parking is available at the pumping station at the south end of the marsh (two spots) or on unmarked streets further south.
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46809914

Tyler Bell
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California, Maryland

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Date: 6/26/18 10:08 am
From: Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] OT: unusual butterfly hatch
While we sometimes get staggering flights of silvery checkerspots (Patuxent North a couple years ago, for example) they wouldn’t present like that in a pasture habitat

> On Jun 26, 2018, at 9:56 AM, Josh Emm <apistopanchax...> wrote:
>
> They're Variegated Frits. Those kinds of numbers of Silver Checkerspot would be highly unusual IMO.
> Josh Emm
> HdG, MD
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 26, 2018, at 9:24 AM, JimC <jimcancil...> wrote:
>>
>> In the 25+ years we have been 12mi W. of Salisbury we have never seen such a large hatch of what appear to be Silvery Checkerspot* butterflys. I was working in my front 5ac, fallow pasture when at times large groups would rise in front of the tractor. ...a motorcycle was driving by the shoulder very slowly. The woman on the back was pointing to the ground - many hundreds on clover were rising as they went by. It was like a reverse snow storm.
>>
>> 'Seems we're the lucky ones. My 500' frontage and pasture was the only one that had these numbers. I have not seen any in Salisbury or along my 12mi commute.
>>
>> Jim — 12mi W of Salisbury off the Nanticoke
>>
>> *(a tricky I.D. - could also be Variegated Fritillary) ....per Elton Woodbury's 'Butterflys of Delmarva'.
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Date: 6/26/18 9:40 am
From: Carol Daugherty <cdaughertycpa...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [MDBirding] Schedule for Chimney Swifts' Nesting/Hatching/Fledging?
We've been hearing their chittering in our chimney since May. This is our
second year hosting our swifts, and I think the timeline this year is
similar. Last year we heard them through July, I believe - but I didn't
keep a written record.

Carol Daugherty

On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 11:42 AM, Steve Long <steve.long4...>
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> I had already found that site and read through it and other sites before
> posting my question to MD Birding. I also previously asked the contact at
> that site the same question, but never received a reply.
>
> So far, I have just found rather vague references to nesting in "June and
> July", with lengths of time for nest building, egg laying and incubation,
> feeding nestlings, and nestlings leaving the nest. It took us a while to
> realize that the sounds we were hearing were wing-beats in our chimney,
> rather than more distant noises from thunder, airplanes, trucks or
> construction activity - it really does sound more like a distant rumble
> than wing flutter, probably because of the acoustics of the chimney tube.
> So, at this point, I really don't remember exactly how long this has been
> going on, but it does not seem to match the time-lines I have been reading
> about, at least not without hearing nestlings chirping when being fed.
>
> So, I am asking others near me for their knowledge of what the Swifts at
> their locations are doing, now.
> Steve
>
>
> On 6/26/2018 11:14 AM, JAMES SPEICHER wrote:
>
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 10:17 AM, Steve Long <steve.long4...>
> wrote:
> Since this is our first experience hosting Swifts, I am hoping somebody on
> here can clue us in on the typical calendar days for the schedule of events
> in Swift nesting/hatching/fledging on the Delmarva Peninsula.
>
> Chimney Swifts are Chimney Swifts no matter where...check out
> http://www.chimneyswifts.org/
>
> and more specifically
> http://www.chimneyswifts.org/page30.html
>
> and additional info posts featured there...
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County MD
> M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter
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Date: 6/26/18 9:10 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 6/26/2018
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Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 6/26/2018
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

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 http://www.anshome.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, June
19, and was completed on Tuesday, June 26, at 8:00 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 58th
Supplement (July 2017).

TOP BIRDS: GREAT BLUE HERON (White Form) in MD, ROSEATE SPOONBILL* in
MD

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST: lingering waterfowl, NORTHERN BOBWHITE,
HORNED GREBE, SORA, SANDHILL CRANE, shorebirds, gulls and terns,
loons, ANHINGA, LEAST BITTERN, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, MISSISSIPPI
KITE, COMMON RAVEN, BOBOLINK, BLUE GROSBEAK, DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A GREAT BLUE HERON, white form ("GREAT WHITE HERON"), was found on
June 21 feeding in a flooded field on the north side of Liberty Rd
(Rt. 26), about a ¼ mile east of the intersection with MD 194 right
near Israel Creek, in Frederick Co, MD. It was seen again on June 23
and 25, in the same general area.

A ROSEATE SPOONBILL*, first found on June 17, was seen every day
throughout the week, in the marsh at North Beach, Calvert Co, MD, most
recently on June 23. It was not seen at all on June 24, but one showed
up at Blackwater NWR, Dorchester Co, MD, across the Chesapeake Bay
from that site, on June 24 and was later seen flying south, leading to
speculation that it was the same bird. It was not relocated.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Waterfowl lingering into summer included an AMERICAN BLACK DUCK in the
marsh at North Beach, Calvert Co, MD on June 21-24, and another at the
Washington Sailing Marina, SW DC on June 21 and 24. A survey of Poplar
Island, Talbot Co, MD on June 21, turned up a male GREEN-WINGED TEAL,
a female GREATER SCAUP, a pair of WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, and four
LONG-TAILED DUCKS. A male SURF SCOTER was a surprising find at
Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co, VA on June 21, while two pairs of SURF
SCOTERS were seen at Big Water Farm (private)in Queen Anne's Co, MD on
June 24, and a male BLACK SCOTER was spotted at the marsh at North
Beach in Calvert Co, MD on June 23. A continuing female BUFFLEHEAD was
seen again at the Konterra Dr fields and ponds (restricted access),
Prince George's Co, MD on June 21. RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were seen
at Allens Fresh, Charles Co, MD and at Pleasure House Point Natural
Area, Virginia Beach, VA, both on June 21.

HORNED GREBES were seen at the North Beach fishing pier, Calvert Co
and at Claiborne Landing, Dorchester Co, both in MD on June 24.

A NORTHERN BOBWHITE was seen and heard on a path through the apple
orchard at Homestead Farm (restricted access), in Montgomery Co, MD on
June 22.

A SORA continued to be seen at the Shenandoah Wetlands in Augusta Co,
VA on June 23.

A pair of SANDHILL CRANES were seen on private property in Broadway,
Rockingham Co, VA on June 20, 22, and 24.

Shorebirds seen this week included a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER in the
parking lot at Lilypons Water Gardens, Frederick Co, MD on June 23,
and on June 21, the survey of Poplar Island in Talbot Co, MD turned up
two DUNLIN, two LEAST SANDPIPERS, seven WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, and
26 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS. A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen at Bombay
Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on June 25.

A BONAPARTE'S GULL was seen on Poplar Island, in Talbot Co, MD and
another at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE, both on June 21. An adult
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on
June 19, and as many as seven LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at
the Salisbury Landfill, Wicomico Co, MD on June 21.

Two COMMON TERNS were seen at Little Creek Wildlife Area, Kent Co, DE
on June 21. Another late or lingering COMMON TERN was seen flying up
the Potomac River, at 8:15 am, from Violette's Lock, C&O Canal,
Montgomery Co, MD on June 23. A GULL-BILLED TERN was seen at Little
Creek Wildlife Area, Kent Co, DE on June 21.

On June 21, a possibly injured COMMON LOON in basic plumage, was
spotted oceanside at Dewey Beach, Sussex Co, DE. On June 22, a
continuing RED-THROATED LOON was seen again on Little Seneca Lake,
Black Hill Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD.

Two ANHINGAS were seen at Carson Wetland, Prince George Co, VA on June
19.

A secretive LEAST BITTERN was spotted again at the Shenandoah Wetlands
in Augusta Co, VA on June 23. An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was
seen standing at a nest in New Windsor, Carroll Co, MD on June 22.

On June 20, birders enjoyed watching a (continuing) MISSISSIPPI KITE
as it flew in from the Fort Marcy area and over mansions just north of
Chain Bridge, from the C&O Canal National Historic Park, NW DC.

A COMMON RAVEN was seen flying from a lamp post on the bridge under
the GW Parkway, C&O Canal-Chain Bridge area NW DC, on June 19. Also on
June 19, two Common Ravens were spotted as they soared on a thermal
heading south, from the C&O Canal National Historic Park, NW DC. On
June 20, a continuing COMMON RAVEN was heard calling at Terrapin
Nature Park, Queen Anne's Co, MD.

Two different male BOBOLINKS were seen and heard at the Clifton
Institute-Adams Pasture area (restricted access), in Fauquier Co, VA,
on June 19. On June 25, five BOBOLINKS were seen at Fairhill NRMA in
Cecil Co, MD.

A BLUE GROSBEAK was reported from Russell Rd, Garrett Co, MD on June
21.

DICKCISSEL reports this week came from Waverly, Sussex Co, VA and
Bristoe Station Battlefield, Prince William Co, VA on June 19, from
the Oaks Landfill, Montgomery Co, MD on June 20, and on June 21, 23,
and 25 from the Underwood Rd area, Howard Co, MD.

***

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,
http://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.

*Of interest to the applicable state records committee

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Date: 6/26/18 8:42 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: Fwd: [MDBirding] Schedule for Chimney Swifts' Nesting/Hatching/Fledging?
I had already found that site and read through it and other sites before
posting my question to MD Birding.  I also previously asked the contact
at that site the same question, but never received a reply.

So far, I have just found rather vague references to nesting in "June
and July", with lengths of time for nest building, egg laying and
incubation, feeding nestlings, and nestlings leaving the nest.  It took
us a while to realize that the sounds we were hearing were wing-beats in
our chimney, rather than more distant noises from thunder, airplanes, 
trucks or construction activity - it really does sound more like a
distant rumble than wing flutter, probably because of the acoustics of
the chimney tube. So, at this point, I really don't remember exactly how
long this has been going on, but it does not seem to match the
time-lines I have been reading about, at least not without hearing
nestlings chirping when being fed.

So, I am asking others near me for their knowledge of what the Swifts at
their locations are doing, now.

Steve

On 6/26/2018 11:14 AM, JAMES SPEICHER wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 10:17 AM, Steve Long
> <steve.long4...> <mailto:<steve.long4...>> wrote:
> Since this is our first experience hosting Swifts, I am hoping
> somebody on here can clue us in on the typical calendar days for the
> schedule of events in Swift nesting/hatching/fledging on the Delmarva
> Peninsula.
>
> Chimney Swifts are Chimney Swifts no matter where...check out
> http://www.chimneyswifts.org/
>
> and more specifically
> http://www.chimneyswifts.org/page30.html
> <http://www.chimneyswifts.org/page30.html>
>
> and additional info posts featured there...
>
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Date: 6/26/18 8:14 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Fwd: [MDBirding] Schedule for Chimney Swifts' Nesting/Hatching/Fledging?
On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 10:17 AM, Steve Long <steve.long4...>
wrote:
Since this is our first experience hosting Swifts, I am hoping somebody on
here can clue us in on the typical calendar days for the schedule of events
in Swift nesting/hatching/fledging on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Chimney Swifts are Chimney Swifts no matter where...check out
http://www.chimneyswifts.org/

and more specifically
http://www.chimneyswifts.org/page30.html

and additional info posts featured there...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County MD
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Date: 6/26/18 8:10 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: OT: unusual butterfly hatch
Thanks, all... It's the first time I really 'looked' at butterflys. It's hard not to notice an 'inverted yellow snowstorm'. Cheers.

Jim


...my wife does potted spices on the backporch. She tells the caterpillars; "Just live some for us."

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Date: 6/26/18 7:41 am
From: Thomas Stock <altomomatic...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] OT: unusual butterfly hatch
I once witnessed a big hatch of Variegated Fritillary (at least 100) at the Mason-Dixon marker on Route 54 (Delmar Road). An amazing sight.

Tom Stock
Silver Spring MD



On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Josh Emm <apistopanchax...> wrote:
They're Variegated Frits. Those kinds of numbers of Silver Checkerspot would be highly unusual IMO.
Josh Emm
HdG, MD

Sent from my iPhone

>

On Jun 26, 2018, at 9:24 AM, JimC <jimcancil...> wrote:
>
> In the 25+ years we have been 12mi W. of Salisbury we have never seen such a large hatch of what appear to be Silvery Checkerspot* butterflys. I was working in my front 5ac, fallow pasture when at times large groups would rise in front of the tractor. ...a motorcycle was driving by the shoulder very slowly. The woman on the back was pointing to the ground - many hundreds on clover were rising as they went by. It was like a reverse snow storm.
>
> 'Seems we're the lucky ones. My 500' frontage and pasture was the only one that had these numbers. I have not seen any in Salisbury or along my 12mi commute.
>
> Jim — 12mi W of Salisbury off the Nanticoke
>
> *(a tricky I.D. - could also be Variegated Fritillary) ....per Elton Woodbury's 'Butterflys of Delmarva'.
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Date: 6/26/18 7:17 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Schedule for Chimney Swifts' Nesting/Hatching/Fledging?
The cap blew off our chimney this past year, and we ended-up with Swifts
before we could put the cap back on.  I have observed 4 Swifts that
enter and leave the chimney, so I am thinking I have a breeding pair and
2 adult helpers.  We can hear their comings and goings in the room with
the fireplace, so we know that they are in and out many times per day. 
That suggests that they have built or are building a nest, or that
perhaps they are already feeding young.  But, we have not heard any baby
bird chirping, so far.

Since this is our first experience hosting Swifts, I am hoping somebody
on here can clue us in on the typical calendar days for the schedule of
events in Swift nesting/hatching/fledging on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Steve Long, Oxford

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Date: 6/26/18 6:56 am
From: Josh Emm <apistopanchax...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] OT: unusual butterfly hatch
They're Variegated Frits. Those kinds of numbers of Silver Checkerspot would be highly unusual IMO.
Josh Emm
HdG, MD

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> On Jun 26, 2018, at 9:24 AM, JimC <jimcancil...> wrote:
>
> In the 25+ years we have been 12mi W. of Salisbury we have never seen such a large hatch of what appear to be Silvery Checkerspot* butterflys. I was working in my front 5ac, fallow pasture when at times large groups would rise in front of the tractor. ...a motorcycle was driving by the shoulder very slowly. The woman on the back was pointing to the ground - many hundreds on clover were rising as they went by. It was like a reverse snow storm.
>
> 'Seems we're the lucky ones. My 500' frontage and pasture was the only one that had these numbers. I have not seen any in Salisbury or along my 12mi commute.
>
> Jim — 12mi W of Salisbury off the Nanticoke
>
> *(a tricky I.D. - could also be Variegated Fritillary) ....per Elton Woodbury's 'Butterflys of Delmarva'.
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Date: 6/26/18 6:24 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] OT: unusual butterfly hatch
In the 25+ years we have been 12mi W. of Salisbury we have never seen such a large hatch of what appear to be Silvery Checkerspot* butterflys. I was working in my front 5ac, fallow pasture when at times large groups would rise in front of the tractor. ...a motorcycle was driving by the shoulder very slowly. The woman on the back was pointing to the ground - many hundreds on clover were rising as they went by. It was like a reverse snow storm.

'Seems we're the lucky ones. My 500' frontage and pasture was the only one that had these numbers. I have not seen any in Salisbury or along my 12mi commute.

Jim — 12mi W of Salisbury off the Nanticoke

*(a tricky I.D. - could also be Variegated Fritillary) ....per Elton Woodbury's 'Butterflys of Delmarva'.

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Date: 6/25/18 5:05 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
This suggestion shows my age, even thou I do have birding apps on my iphone.

I am a big fan of the CD "Bird Song Ear Training Guide: Who Cooks for Poor Sam Peabody? Learn to Recognize the Songs of Birds from the Midwest and Northeast States" I copied this long title from Amazon where it is available.
This CD is a bit different in that it first plays the song a couple of times and then gives the name of the bird and a clue to recognize the song, like "poor sam peabody, peabody, peabody."

Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Date: 6/24/18 2:34 pm
From: Jared Fisher <Jared.Fisher...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill - Blackwater NWR 6/24
Hi all,

FYI - as posted on the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Facebook page
with photograph
https://www.facebook.com/BlackwaterNWR/posts/2064212243849837

Text Copied Below:

"A very rare sight at Blackwater! This roseate spoonbill, more commonly
found in the southern Gulf coast states, was spotted along Wildlife Drive
the morning of June 24. The striking bird was reported by Dr. Ernesto
Freire, who captured this photo as it fed alongside a great egret. Not long
after, the spoonbill was seen flying south, so we do not know if it will
return or if it was just passing through!"


Jared Fisher
Rockville, MD

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Date: 6/24/18 1:37 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] News from the MD/DC Records Committee
Hi MD/DC Birders:

The MD/DC Records Committee (MD/DCRC) has posted a full set of updates
to our web page at ... http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/rcindex.html

1. Highlights. Highlights include the announcement of our new members,
updates to the MD and DC Official Lists, changes to the MD and DC
Review Lists, and the posting of the minutes from our 2018 Annual
Meeting.


2. Membership Changes. First, the committee would like to thank the
three members who are rotating off of their three-year terms for their
committee service. These members are: Kathy Calvert, Tim Carney and
Matt Hafner (as a voting member). The three members who are beginning
three-year terms are: Marcia Balestri, Mike Hudson, and Dan Small. We
look forward to working with them for the next three years.


3. Chair and Secretary. Matt Hafner was re-elected as the committee
Chair (non-voting), and your humble scribe was re-elected as
Secretary.

The current list of committee members is here ...
http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/pdf/rcmembers.pdf


4. Changes to MD and DC Official Lists:

MD: Regarding the Official List of the Birds of Maryland, an accepted
1993 record of "Guillemot, sp." was replaced by by this year's
"upgraded" accepted record of Black Guillemot; therefore, the species
total for the MD list remains at 452.

The MD Official List is here ...
http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/pdf/mdlist.pdf

DC: Sabine's Gull was recently added to the Official List of the Birds
of DC. This raises the species total for the DC list to 340.

The DC Official List is here ...
http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/pdf/dclist.pdf


5. Changes to the MD and DC Review Lists:

MD: The status changed for a number of Maryland species in terms of
where within the state they are reviewable (i.e., Category 4,
range-based reviews). Check the new MD Review List for their updated
status or see pages 33-34 of the committee's Annual Meeting minutes
for the changes and the change rationale. One change of note, is that
Common Raven is now reviewable on the Eastern Shore, south of Cecil
County. The other species whose range-based review status was changed
are: Piping Plover, Pomarine Jaeger, Parasitic Jaeger, Common Eider,
Whimbrel, Hudsonian Godwit, Marbled Godwit, Long-billed Dowitcher, Red
Knot, Painted Bunting, Brant, King Rail, Summer Tanager, Black-capped
Chickadee, and Ruffed Grouse.

The committee changed the status of Ring-necked Pheasant to
"Extirpated Exotic" (Xx) since there are no longer any known breeding
populations in Maryland. Future sightings will be presumed to be of
"non-established" exotic (i.e., escaped/released) origins.

The MD Review List is here ...
http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/pdf/mdreview.pdf

Several changes were made to the MD Subspecies Review List, including
adding Scopoli's (Cory's) Shearwater to the list (pending a future
split); and removing, or suspending, Greater White-fronted Goose
subspecies from the list due to the current state of knowledge
regarding its identification, distribution, and taxonomy.

The current MD Subspecies/Form Review List is here ...
http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/pdf/mdsubrev.pdf

DC: Mississippi Kite was removed from the DC Review List since it now
breeds only a few miles away from DC in northern VA.

The current DC Review List is here ...
http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/pdf/dcreview.pdf


6. Other Data Products. All of the committee's other dynamic
(data-driven) web products were also updated. These include the
chronologies of species added to the MD and DC list, the abridged MD
and DC committee databases, the committee's index of identification
and distribution references, and a listing of the status of current
review packages.


7. Annual Meeting Minutes and Business Report. Our annual meeting was
held in March 2018. The detailed minutes and business report can be
found here ...

http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/pdf/rcannual2018.pdf


8. Goals and Procedures Document. Changes were also made to the
committee's Goals and Procedures document to add a voting process flow
chart, with definitions, primarily for the benefit of new members.

The document can be found here ...
http://www.mdbirds.org/mddcrc/pdf/rcgoals.pdf


9. Appreciation. Thanks, much, to retiring MOS Webmaster, John
Christy, for posting our updates to the MOS web page.

Phil

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Phil Davis, Secretary
MD/DC Records Committee
2549 Vale Court
Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA
301-261-0184
mailto:<PDavis...>

MD/DCRC Web site: http://www.MDBirds.org/mddcrc/rcindex.html
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Date: 6/24/18 10:42 am
From: Bryan H <bghenson23...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
I’ve tried Song Sleuth - although mostly against the suggested usage - by playing song I’ve recorded back to it. The results have been generally poor, but like I said, I’ve used it in a way they suggest you don’t. I haven’t gotten into the habit of pulling it out regularly because I’m focused on a good recording first.

I like that company (Wildlife acoustics) a lot and think it’ll get better over time - they have several nice products including a bat recorder (which works well) and in place recorders (very nice).

Much like Merlin’s photo ID, I think a lot this will improve, but it will never be foolproof and is probably a niche market...the highest value market is probably automatic ID of long field recordings to cut down on human analysis.

Hope that helps,
Bryan Henson
Sterling, VA

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Date: 6/23/18 1:04 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] Hungry Hummers
For the first time this season I've had to refill the hummzinger [3
port; 5 oz] in less than 7 days. Males & females are in regular
attendance.

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

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Date: 6/23/18 5:00 am
From: Wendy Crowe <crowe...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Is this the Walton Beach Preserve area? I’m here and trying to find my way.
Wendy Crowe
Glen Burnie, MD

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Date: 6/23/18 3:22 am
From: Barry Marsh <barry.d.marsh...>
Subject: [MDBirding] ROSP @ North Beach
Still present at 0605.

Barry D. Marsh
Baltimore
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Date: 6/23/18 3:21 am
From: Jim Brighton <jimbrighton3...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
The North Beach spoonbill is present as of 6:20am. Feeding on the beach.

Jim Brighton
Cambridge, MD
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Date: 6/22/18 10:15 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches
Hi Harry:

It sounds like Jared pointed you to how get a copy of that message.
I've got a copy here, I'll forward it, also. (I keep all messages ...
storage is cheap!)

Phil


At 08:25 PM 06/22/2018, Harry Armistead wrote:

>Years ago I wrote a message with this title concerning colloquial
>names for birds and animals. I can't find a copy anywhere. If
>anyone has this I'd be very appreciative of them contacting me. I'd
>like to get it in my files. Thanks regardless. - Harry Armistead,
>Philadelphia.

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Date: 6/22/18 10:15 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: [MDOSPREY] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches
Here 'tis ...

Enjoy!

Phil


>Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 10:23:41 -0500
>From: Henry Armistead <74077.3176...>
>Subject: [MDOSPREY] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches
>To: <MDOSPREY...>
>
>HOGCHOKERS, POPES, AND PIGWITCHES
>
>In an earlier post my use of the name Hogchoker, a small species of
>flounder, drew some commentary. It doesn't sound as if it ought to be but
>Hogchoker (Trinectes maculatus) is the genuine name used by the scientific
>community.
>
>Here is a fanciful enumeration of other species, as it might sound like
>coming from an Eastern Shore of Virginia waterman. Later on, I'll re-post
>this with the proper names inserted in brackets: []. Of course many birds
>are known locally by their "correct" names, such as snipe, Brant, loons,
>etc.
>
>My own feeling is, these "colloquial" names are sometimes better than the
>"proper" names. In any case, if you love to hear the watermen talk as much
>as I do, you'll know I'm not being condescending or patronizing (or sexist
>or racist ... read on) about this, much less making fun of anybody's
>English or lifestyles. The richness of our language is due to its great
>variety. And it's organic and changes in ways somewhat analogous to
>biological evolution.
>
>These are almost all names I've heard used "in situ" in Virginia, a few
>only on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Ones beginning with caps refer to
>distinct species. I'll send the "answers" in about a week, assuming Norm,
>and you, can put up with any more of this nonsense!
>
>
>Yes, we got Hogchokers and other fishes, your Spot, Hardheads, Croakers ,
>trout, and Rock. Puppy drum, alewives, and others. Then there's
>Blowtoads, Oystercrackers, and Dowdies, too. And Doubleheads, but you
>can't eat them but they're good for bait.
>
>Far as crabs go, it's like the Eskimos. They got all sorts of names for
>different kinds of ice and snow. Down here we got names for all the crab
>types. There's busters, popes, shedders, softshells, papershells, and
>doublers (the one underneath's always a softcrab), your ordinary hard crab,
>and, of course, there's jimmies and sooks.
>
>Now birds, that's somethin' else. Lot of them little sandpipers, we got
>all sorts. The big ones, the Straight-billed Curlew, they used to shoot
>and eat them. Sea Crows, too. And Curlew, as well. In the old days
>they'd also shoot Calicobacks, Robin Snipe, and Sewin' Machines. And
>Black-breasted Beetlers.
>
>Ducks was commoner then but there's still lots of Little Dippers, Clubheads
>(also called Whifflers or Whistlers), and Southerlies, which we sometimes
>call South, South Southerlies, or Pintails. Out on the ocean Skunkheads
>are real common and other types of sea coots. You go real far out to sea,
>farther than I go for shad in February, you get tuna birds in summer.
>Never see them from land.
>
>Other places got more ponds and freshwater than we do, they got more ducks
>like Sprigs, Spoonbills and teal. Oh, we got them, too, but not many.
>
>In the old days there's was but one gull in summer and that was the
>Cacklin' Gull, called Soft Crab Gull, too. Now, the Winter Gulls is
>nesting on the islands as well. Time was, you'd never see a winter gull
>here but in winter. All the old names, like Egg Harbor, Great Egging
>Beach, and the like, that was cause they'd go out there and gather gull
>eggs and they would make a good omelet or two with that. Then let' em
>alone to do their business and nest again.
>
>Big groups of gulls and strikers, Little Strikers, and Big Strikers, still
>nest on the islands as well as Flood Gulls, which we also call the
>Scissorbill or Cutwater.
>
>What you call the cormorant, well, you know what sort of names they have,
>and Shag is one of the more polite ones. No need to tell you the others.
>Those are words a smart person don't say no more. Although you might say
>Shitpoke, but not t'other, unless you were to say Pocomoke Goose or
>Baltimore Goose. I know one thing, there's more and more each year.
>
>In early April or late March there are a lot of little divers, we call
>Pigwitches. And in the summer there's the little heron, called Scowp
>'cause of the way they call when you jump him. Of course you know the
>White Crane and the Blue Crane, the blue one sometimes called Forty Quarts
>of Soup or Old Cranky. Them night herons, I believe you say, here is
>called the Wop or Bumcutter cause of what he sounds like.
>
>Them fish ducks, there's not much to eatin' one, but they're good to shoot
>at anyway. You get the Hairy Head or French Pheasant in the little sloughs
>and ditches, up the guts, the Sheldrake or regular Pheasant in the bays and
>ocean.
>
>Every so often, when there's a big freezeup or blizzard in Jersey, or
>Canada, then the woodcock pile in here like crazy. Take Han's spaniel out
>and you'd flush one every twenty feet. Up north they call them Labrador
>Twisters or Bogsuckers. In Ninety-three we got a real cold rain, coated
>all the rushes and trees with ice. Everything. The woodcock like to
>froze. Chicken Hawks was hitting them right off the grass. Goin' down 600
>woodcocks, blackbirds, Killdees, Field Larks, and Canaries was all along
>the roadside. Couldn't help but hit some with the truck.
>
>Big old Sicklebill. Never used to see him at all until the sixties. Now
>there's white ones, too. In with the herons and cranes.
>
>In September, when there's doves before the Partridge season, you can also
>shoot the Sage Hens or Marsh Guineas when the tide's good and flooded.
>Time was, the tradition for that was a big thing. Big shots would come
>from Washington to do it. Nowsdays hardly anyone bothers but if you breast
>him out and put bacon strips on it, it is right tasty. That's about the
>smart of it. And when the tide starts to slack, that's when your Sage Hen
>will start to hollerin'. There's other smaller mudhens, too, and such,
>about the size of a Field Lark, but you don't see them as much as you see
>the Sage Hen.
>
>Also in September and sometimes in August you have Reedbirds, or Ricebirds
>as they're also known, pilin' into the reed beds at Oyster late in the day.
> Other places I know they get shot, or used to, 'cause they'd feed on wild
>rice, and come already stuffed.
>
>Onlyest thing I know, there's not as much huntin' as there used to be and
>that's too bad, to see that tradition dyin' out. Of course, I haven't
>hunted since I was a boy but it is nice to see a bunch of fellas out on the
>marsh enjoyin' themselves. Get away from the little old lady and cut loose
>a little. Even if you come back with nothin' to show you're bound to be
>better off. Nothin' better than a day on the marsh or water. Right fair
>straight.
>
>
>In memory of Linwood Horner, waterman, our guide at Cape Charles 1965-1999.
> May his very good soul rest in peace. He was always so nice to me and my
>family. Machine gunner with the Merchant Marine in The War. He was as
>discriminating about birds as most of us are. Even when his arthritis
>would seize up on him he'd go out there clammin', oysterin', or crabbin',
>or when there was a big wreck of conchs washed up on the shore. He didn't
>know what it was but he once described perfectly a Dovekie he had seen
>around his boat one winter day, a description that would have sailed right
>through any rarities committee review.
>
>
>Best to all.-Harry Armistead, 523 E. Durham St., Philadelphia, PA 19119.
><74077.3176...> 215-248-4120.

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Date: 6/22/18 8:21 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
> On Jun 22, 2018, at 9:53 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
> Are there any that allow you to input recordings [or actual birdsong as
it happens] and get an ID as output?

>>On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 10:56 PM, Leslie <turnstar...> wrote:
>>Apparently they do. Or they ‘hear’ the song and identify it... I think
birders don’t need this...

Actually, it would be quite useful for persons of any age just getting into
birding...

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Date: 6/22/18 7:56 pm
From: 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
Apparently they do. Or they ‘hear’ the song and identify it. I read about some of the apps at the app store but was hoping someone on the list might have tried one. I think birders don’t need this, but my friend asked so I told her I’d inquire.

Leslie


> On Jun 22, 2018, at 9:53 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>
> Are there any that allow you to input recordings and get an ID as output?
>
> Jim S

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Date: 6/22/18 6:53 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
On 6/22/18, Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> wrote:
> Sibley guide has all, and the Warbler Guide has comprehensive recordings of
> the warblers.

Are there any that allow you to input recordings and get an ID as output?

Jim S

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Date: 6/22/18 6:49 pm
From: Jared Fisher <Jared.Fisher...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches
Harry, all,

This message was sent on Nov 25th 2000 on MDOsprey. A link is here
http://www.mdbirding.com/archives/posts/2000_11_W4_028.txt . It's a great
read!

Just a note to all - past MDOsprey posts are archived here
http://www.mdbirding.com/archives.html . I stopped working on this page
years ago, but the search function works reasonably well. For all posts
after June 2012 I recommend using the search on the main google groups page
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mdbirding

best,

Jared Fisher
Rockville, MD

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 8:25 PM, Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
> wrote:

> Years ago I wrote a message with this title concerning colloquial names
> for birds and animals. I can't find a copy anywhere. If anyone has this
> I'd be very appreciative of them contacting me. I'd like to get it in my
> files. Thanks regardless. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.
>
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Date: 6/22/18 5:25 pm
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hogchokers, popes & pigwitches
Years ago I wrote a message with this title concerning colloquial names for birds and animals. I can't find a copy anywhere. If anyone has this I'd be very appreciative of them contacting me. I'd like to get it in my files. Thanks regardless. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 6/22/18 5:15 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
Sibley guide has all, and the Warbler Guide has comprehensive recordings of
the warblers.

On Fri, Jun 22, 2018 at 5:51 PM 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <
<mdbirding...> wrote:

> A friend has asked if I can recommend one, but I know nothing about them.
> Does anyone have experience with any of these apps? Looking at the App
> Store, it seems as if Song Sleuth and Bird Song Id work reasonably well,
> within limits.
>
> thanks, Leslie Starr
> Baltimore
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Date: 6/22/18 4:31 pm
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
There are some species of fish that are specifically recommended for
mosquito control in ponds.  Gambusia affinis and Gambusia holbrooki are
top feeders known as "mosquito fish".


But, they are not suitable for the flooded agricultural fields around
here, which have been flooded to the extent of killing crops.  It has
been so wet that even half nut shells lying on the forest floor can
produce mosquitoes because they have stayed full of water long enough. 
This is NOT suburbia, here.


Steve


On 6/22/2018 7:10 PM, Suzanne Richman wrote:
>
> I have found that I have far fewer mosquitoes in my yard since I put
> goldfish into a pond in my yard.  I'm assuming that any mosquitoes are
> laying their eggs in the pond which make for goldfish food.
>
>
> Suzanne
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> on
> behalf of Steve Long <steve.long4...>
> *Sent:* Friday, June 22, 2018 5:19 PM
> *To:* <mdbirding...>
> *Subject:* Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
>
> Well, "getting rid of standing water" is simply not an option in this
> area, even when it has not been raining cats and dogs for weeks.  So,
> now that my wife has bought these things, it is just a matter or
> whether they are safe to try.  I am thinking that they are unlikely to
> hurt birds, so, without somebody posting that salty mosquitoes kill
> birds (or nestlings), I will give them a try and report if they seem
> to help.  Of course, I will also report any apparent effects on birds,
> but there is not guarantee that I would be able to note those if they
> occur.
>
> Steve
>
>
> On 6/22/2018 3:06 PM, JAMES SPEICHER wrote:
>> I wonder if these could be like the Japanese Beetle hormone traps of
>> years gone by [and maybe still for sale/in use].  The traps were
>> effective in one sense in that they did trap LOTS of beetles.  They
>> were also generally thought to actually attract more beetles to your
>> yard in total, so any benefit was cancelled out.
>>
>> If you investigate the impressive array of links below the video feed
>> on the main page [Residential Mosquito Control/Commercial Mosquito
>> Control/Municipal Mosquito Control/Parks and Recreation/World Health
>> Organizations/Non-Government Organization Mosquito Control] there's
>> nothing but meaningless jargon, tho it would seem to appear at a
>> glance that these are participants/partners with Spartanmosquito.
>>
>> ***********
>> UMD Extension's take on some types of controls:
>> http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/controlling-mosquitoes
>> <http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/controlling-mosquitoes>
>>
>> Controlling Mosquitoes | University of Maryland Extension
>> <http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/controlling-mosquitoes>
>> extension.umd.edu
>> Mosquitoes are a type of true fly. They go through complete
>> metamorphosis, meaning that they have four life stages: egg, larva,
>> pupa, and adult. The eggs are laid on or around water and both the
>> larva and pupa stage are aquatic. Mosquitoes can breed in as little
>> as one teaspoon of water. It can ...
>>
>>
>> Do NOT use bug “zappers”, mosquito traps, or plants marketed as
>> having mosquito repelling properties. Bug zappers kill beneficial
>> insects and very few mosquitoes since they are on at night when most
>> mosquitoes are not active.
>>
>> Mosquito traps attract more mosquitoes to an area.
>>
>> There are no plants that have been found scientifically to keep
>> mosquitoes away.
>> ***********
>> The Extension page has ideas about non-pesticide controls worth
>> reading about...mainly ridding a yard of potential breeding sites,
>> i.e. standing water.
>>
>> The "what's in your kit" video on the Spartanmosquito website
>> gives no indication of the size of the "eradicators," but once you've
>> used them it's just more trash to dispose of.
>>
>> I do wonder also how effective they could be as attractants.  The
>> outdoors is a big place and these devices seem unlikely to put out as
>> much CO-2 as we do when we are out and about :)
>>
>> Jim Speicher
>> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
>> [FR] Frederick County MD
>> M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter
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Date: 6/22/18 4:10 pm
From: Suzanne Richman <suzanne_richman...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
I have found that I have far fewer mosquitoes in my yard since I put goldfish into a pond in my yard. I'm assuming that any mosquitoes are laying their eggs in the pond which make for goldfish food.


Suzanne


________________________________
From: <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> on behalf of Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 5:19 PM
To: <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)


Well, "getting rid of standing water" is simply not an option in this area, even when it has not been raining cats and dogs for weeks. So, now that my wife has bought these things, it is just a matter or whether they are safe to try. I am thinking that they are unlikely to hurt birds, so, without somebody posting that salty mosquitoes kill birds (or nestlings), I will give them a try and report if they seem to help. Of course, I will also report any apparent effects on birds, but there is not guarantee that I would be able to note those if they occur.

Steve

On 6/22/2018 3:06 PM, JAMES SPEICHER wrote:
I wonder if these could be like the Japanese Beetle hormone traps of years gone by [and maybe still for sale/in use]. The traps were effective in one sense in that they did trap LOTS of beetles. They were also generally thought to actually attract more beetles to your yard in total, so any benefit was cancelled out.

If you investigate the impressive array of links below the video feed on the main page [Residential Mosquito Control/Commercial Mosquito Control/Municipal Mosquito Control/Parks and Recreation/World Health Organizations/Non-Government Organization Mosquito Control] there's nothing but meaningless jargon, tho it would seem to appear at a glance that these are participants/partners with Spartanmosquito.

***********
UMD Extension's take on some types of controls:
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/controlling-mosquitoes
[http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/resize/_images/uploaded/asiantigermosquito-498x399.jpg]<http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/controlling-mosquitoes>

Controlling Mosquitoes | University of Maryland Extension<http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/controlling-mosquitoes>
extension.umd.edu
Mosquitoes are a type of true fly. They go through complete metamorphosis, meaning that they have four life stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. The eggs are laid on or around water and both the larva and pupa stage are aquatic. Mosquitoes can breed in as little as one teaspoon of water. It can ...


Do NOT use bug “zappers”, mosquito traps, or plants marketed as having mosquito repelling properties. Bug zappers kill beneficial insects and very few mosquitoes since they are on at night when most mosquitoes are not active.

Mosquito traps attract more mosquitoes to an area.

There are no plants that have been found scientifically to keep mosquitoes away.
***********
The Extension page has ideas about non-pesticide controls worth reading about...mainly ridding a yard of potential breeding sites, i.e. standing water.

The "what's in your kit" video on the Spartanmosquito website gives no indication of the size of the "eradicators," but once you've used them it's just more trash to dispose of.

I do wonder also how effective they could be as attractants. The outdoors is a big place and these devices seem unlikely to put out as much CO-2 as we do when we are out and about :)

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

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Date: 6/22/18 2:51 pm
From: 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] bird song identification apps
A friend has asked if I can recommend one, but I know nothing about them. Does anyone have experience with any of these apps? Looking at the App Store, it seems as if Song Sleuth and Bird Song Id work reasonably well, within limits.

thanks, Leslie Starr
Baltimore

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Date: 6/22/18 2:19 pm
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
Well, "getting rid of standing water" is simply not an option in this
area, even when it has not been raining cats and dogs for weeks.  So,
now that my wife has bought these things, it is just a matter or whether
they are safe to try.  I am thinking that they are unlikely to hurt
birds, so, without somebody posting that salty mosquitoes kill birds (or
nestlings), I will give them a try and report if they seem to help.  Of
course, I will also report any apparent effects on birds, but there is
not guarantee that I would be able to note those if they occur.

Steve


On 6/22/2018 3:06 PM, JAMES SPEICHER wrote:
> I wonder if these could be like the Japanese Beetle hormone traps of
> years gone by [and maybe still for sale/in use].  The traps were
> effective in one sense in that they did trap LOTS of beetles.  They
> were also generally thought to actually attract more beetles to your
> yard in total, so any benefit was cancelled out.
>
> If you investigate the impressive array of links below the video feed
> on the main page [Residential Mosquito Control/Commercial Mosquito
> Control/Municipal Mosquito Control/Parks and Recreation/World Health
> Organizations/Non-Government Organization Mosquito Control] there's
> nothing but meaningless jargon, tho it would seem to appear at a
> glance that these are participants/partners with Spartanmosquito.
>
> ***********
> UMD Extension's take on some types of controls:
> http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/controlling-mosquitoes
> Do NOT use bug “zappers”, mosquito traps, or plants marketed as having
> mosquito repelling properties. Bug zappers kill beneficial insects and
> very few mosquitoes since they are on at night when most mosquitoes
> are not active.
>
> Mosquito traps attract more mosquitoes to an area.
>
> There are no plants that have been found scientifically to keep
> mosquitoes away.
> ***********
> The Extension page has ideas about non-pesticide controls worth
> reading about...mainly ridding a yard of potential breeding sites,
> i.e. standing water.
>
> The "what's in your kit" video on the Spartanmosquito website gives no
> indication of the size of the "eradicators," but once you've used them
> it's just more trash to dispose of.
>
> I do wonder also how effective they could be as attractants.  The
> outdoors is a big place and these devices seem unlikely to put out as
> much CO-2 as we do when we are out and about :)
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County MD
> M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter
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Date: 6/22/18 12:24 pm
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Poplar Island 6/21/2018
I surveyed Poplar Island yesterday. Breeding season was in full swing, and I observed young (chicks in nests, or fledglings) of Canada Goose, Mallard, Osprey, Black-necked Stilt, Least Tern, Common Tern, and Red-winged Blackbird. Some of the egrets in the heronry looked more like large juveniles than adults, but it was hard to see details from a distance. Common Gallinule and Marsh Wren were both heard onsite.

Shorebird diversity was slightly higher than expected. There were no real surprises, but two Dunlin, seven White-rumped Sandpipers, and 26 Short-billed Dowitchers were nice to see.

I was and still am surprised by how many diving ducks are oversummering this year. I counted one Greater Scaup, 14 Surf Scoters, a pair of White-winged Scoters, eight Black Scoters, and four Long-tailed Ducks in addition to the expected Ruddy Ducks. The Ruddies were in Cell 2B; the others were offshore along the SW edge of the site.

Unusual birds that might have oversummered or could be early arrivals from up north: one Green-winged Teal and one Bonaparte's Gull.

Coaches Island hosted a singing Pine Warbler and a singing Yellow-throated Warbler.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46703364

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Parkville, MD

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Date: 6/22/18 12:06 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
I wonder if these could be like the Japanese Beetle hormone traps of years
gone by [and maybe still for sale/in use]. The traps were effective in one
sense in that they did trap LOTS of beetles. They were also generally
thought to actually attract more beetles to your yard in total, so any
benefit was cancelled out.

If you investigate the impressive array of links below the video feed on
the main page [Residential Mosquito Control/Commercial Mosquito
Control/Municipal Mosquito Control/Parks and Recreation/World Health
Organizations/Non-Government Organization Mosquito Control] there's nothing
but meaningless jargon, tho it would seem to appear at a glance that these
are participants/partners with Spartanmosquito.

***********
UMD Extension's take on some types of controls:
http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/controlling-mosquitoes
Do NOT use bug “zappers”, mosquito traps, or plants marketed as having
mosquito repelling properties. Bug zappers kill beneficial insects and very
few mosquitoes since they are on at night when most mosquitoes are not
active.

Mosquito traps attract more mosquitoes to an area.

There are no plants that have been found scientifically to keep mosquitoes
away.
***********
The Extension page has ideas about non-pesticide controls worth reading
about...mainly ridding a yard of potential breeding sites, i.e. standing
water.

The "what's in your kit" video on the Spartanmosquito website gives no
indication of the size of the "eradicators," but once you've used them it's
just more trash to dispose of.

I do wonder also how effective they could be as attractants. The outdoors
is a big place and these devices seem unlikely to put out as much CO-2
as we do when we are out and about :)

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

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Date: 6/22/18 10:46 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
Jim,

The written material that comes with the product is the same as what is
on the website.  There are no EPA numbers or ingredient labels.  I guess
if all it contains is yeast, sugar and salt, the EPA isn't going to be
involved, so maybe the product literature is enough.

But, if you can really kill mosquitoes with a salty drink, what can you
do to birds with a diet of salty mosquitoes?  I don't know how long the
mosquitoes live after ingesting the solution, so I don't know how many
of the insects picked off by my swallows and swifts are going to be salty.

This may be a non-issue for birds - I am just trying to do my
due-diligence before introducing something new into my local ecosystem.

Steve


On 6/22/2018 11:47 AM, Jim Nelson wrote:
> Steve,
>
> I looked at their website, and they don't really say more than you
> already have below.  This product may be classified as a pesticide or
> a pesticide device.  If so, it may be registered with the
> Environmental Protection Agency.  Is there anything on the label about
> an EPA registration number?  If there is an EPA-required label, it
> should show the active ingredients.  I tried searching on the EPA
> website by product name and company name and came up blank.
>
> Jim Nelson,
> Bethesda, MD
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
> To: mdbirding <mdbirding...>
> Sent: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 10:03 am
> Subject: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
>
>
> My wife found some mosquito traps that seem to be a new product made by
> "Spartanmosquito."  They are tubes that you hang in trees after adding
> water (and shaking).  The advertising says they produce CO2 to attract
> mosquitoes to feed on the sugary water solution, which then crystallizes
> in their stomachs and kills them.  I was suspecting some sort of active
> "kill" ingredient like BTK, boron or even a pesticide, so I called the
> company and asked what kills the mosquitoes.  I was told that the water
> solution contains yeast, salt and sugar.  When I questioned whether the
> salt was sodium chloride or some other chemical salt, I was told it was
> sodium chloride.  So, I asked if the solution was safe for people to eat
> - but the person on the phone would not go that far.
>
> My real concern is not that some people would eat the solution, but
> rather that my local swallows, swifts, etc. would eat the mosquitoes
> after they got dosed, and whether that might hurt the birds.
>
> Does anybody on this forum have any information about whether this
> product is safe for birds?
>
> Steve Long, Oxford
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Date: 6/22/18 9:20 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <krschwa1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] PA RBC ACCEPTS Black-backed Oriole
For those who may have chased, we are one step closer to a countable bird. I am copying the link to Maryland Notable Birds, where Barry Marsh has placed it. I hope this works


https://www.facebook.com/groups/MDRareBirdsDiscussionGroup/permalink/1468124223333447/?notif_id=1529610106930722&notif_t=group_highlights


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Date: 6/22/18 8:48 am
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)
Steve,


I looked at their website, and they don't really say more than you already have below. This product may be classified as a pesticide or a pesticide device. If so, it may be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. Is there anything on the label about an EPA registration number? If there is an EPA-required label, it should show the active ingredients. I tried searching on the EPA website by product name and company name and came up blank.


Jim Nelson,
Bethesda, MD



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From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
To: mdbirding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Fri, Jun 22, 2018 10:03 am
Subject: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)


My wife found some mosquito traps that seem to be a new product made by
"Spartanmosquito." They are tubes that you hang in trees after adding
water (and shaking). The advertising says they produce CO2 to attract
mosquitoes to feed on the sugary water solution, which then crystallizes
in their stomachs and kills them. I was suspecting some sort of active
"kill" ingredient like BTK, boron or even a pesticide, so I called the
company and asked what kills the mosquitoes. I was told that the water
solution contains yeast, salt and sugar. When I questioned whether the
salt was sodium chloride or some other chemical salt, I was told it was
sodium chloride. So, I asked if the solution was safe for people to eat
- but the person on the phone would not go that far.

My real concern is not that some people would eat the solution, but
rather that my local swallows, swifts, etc. would eat the mosquitoes
after they got dosed, and whether that might hurt the birds.

Does anybody on this forum have any information about whether this
product is safe for birds?

Steve Long, Oxford

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Date: 6/22/18 7:03 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Spartanmosquito (?)

My wife found some mosquito traps that seem to be a new product made by
"Spartanmosquito."  They are tubes that you hang in trees after adding
water (and shaking).  The advertising says they produce CO2 to attract
mosquitoes to feed on the sugary water solution, which then crystallizes
in their stomachs and kills them.  I was suspecting some sort of active
"kill" ingredient like BTK, boron or even a pesticide, so I called the
company and asked what kills the mosquitoes.  I was told that the water
solution contains yeast, salt and sugar.  When I questioned whether the
salt was sodium chloride or some other chemical salt, I was told it was
sodium chloride.  So, I asked if the solution was safe for people to eat
- but the person on the phone would not go that far.

My real concern is not that some people would eat the solution, but
rather that my local swallows, swifts, etc. would eat the mosquitoes
after they got dosed, and whether that might hurt the birds.

Does anybody on this forum have any information about whether this
product is safe for birds?

Steve Long, Oxford

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Date: 6/21/18 8:03 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Eagle Deaths Caused by Pesticide Poisoning
On 6/21/18, Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> wrote:
> The Baltimore Sun has an article explaining that the 13 Bald Eagles found
> dead in a farm field on the Eastern Shore a couple of years ago were killed
> by the pesticide carbofuran, which has been banned for many years. The
> eagles apparently fed on raccoon carcasses that contained the pesticide.
> The owner of the property is not to blame; the person who used the pesticide
> is unknown. See

> http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/eastern-shore/bs-md-bald-eagles-dead-eastern-shore-20180620-story.html

Same info in a WAPO article today...tho I believe only 6 of the 13
carcasses were sent for testing...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/06/20/thirteen-bald-eagles-were-found-dead-in-a-field-this-is-what-killed-them/?utm_term=.19ccb7e71033

Killing just one bald eagle is punishable by up to two years in prison
and a fine of $250,000.

A 2016 case in which five bald eagles were poisoned in Delaware
remains under investigation...

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

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Date: 6/21/18 3:07 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Eagle Deaths Caused by Pesticide Poisoning
The Baltimore Sun has an article explaining that the 13 Bald Eagles found dead in a farm field on the Eastern Shore a couple of years ago were killed by the pesticide carbofuran, which has been banned for many years. The eagles apparently fed on raccoon carcasses that contained the pesticide. The owner of the property is not to blame; the person who used the pesticide is unknown. See http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/eastern-shore/bs-md-bald-eagles-dead-eastern-shore-20180620-story.html

Marcia
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A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
www.patuxentbirdclub.org

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Date: 6/21/18 1:02 pm
From: Nikki DeBraccio <nikki.debraccio...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Off topic but Justify is an excellent race horse.

This is also why you no longer see me Birding in the field. Too scared to do so.

Thanks MD birders.
Bad Banned Nikki
Timonium, MD

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Date: 6/21/18 12:28 pm
From: Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill and Access to Walton Beach Park
Spoonbill present 1 - 1:30 6/21 on the shoal visible from the bridge just beyond the Blue Gate, and from the Blue Gate.,
as described by Jim below.



Not very good looks, especially for shorter individuals. Had Jim posted this access info a few hours earlier,
I would have had an excellent view! ;-)


Bird had its head tucked, so only the tinge of pink gave it away.


Jim, thank you for providing the details of the access to this spot.


Tony


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Sent: Thu, Jun 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill and Access to Walton Beach Park




Hi Folks,



There has been a lot of misinformation regarding access to Walton Beach Park in North Beach, Calvert County. I just got back from North Beach Town Hall where I spoke with a Town Administrator to make sure that I had the complete story.


People may walk in past the blue gate that has a "No Entry" sign. The sign is meant to preclude only vehicles and kayak launching.



Please note that the spoonbill often sleeps on the beach during high tide among the ducks and geese. I walk in quietly and stop and move back if any of the ducks get alarmed.



Please DO NOT PARK BY THE BLUE GATE.


Jim


Jim Stasz
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Date: 6/21/18 10:30 am
From: 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill and Access to Walton Beach Park
Hi Folks,

 
There has been a lot of misinformation regarding access to Walton Beach Park in North Beach, Calvert County. I just got back from North Beach Town Hall where I spoke with a Town Administrator to make sure that I had the complete story.
 
People may walk in past the blue gate that has a "No Entry" sign. The sign is meant  to preclude only vehicles and kayak launching. 
 
Please note that the spoonbill often sleeps on the beach during high tide among the ducks and geese. I walk in quietly and stop and move back if any of the ducks get alarmed. 
 
Please DO NOT PARK BY THE BLUE GATE.
 
Jim
 
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Date: 6/21/18 10:00 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, Blackwater, June 6-11, 2018.
FERRY NECK, BLACKWATER N.W.R., JUNE 6-11, 2018.


BIG THANKS to those whose efforts may yet get me out to the Dorchester islands: Tom Horton, Mike Lewis, Matthew Perry, Rob Pyle, Paul Spitzer, Pat Valdata, and John Weske. Yes, I need a boat and the boat’s owner/operator to take me.


JUNE 6, WEDNESDAY. Arrive 8 P.M. Seven deer in Field 4 and 2 eastern cottontails there along the driveway.


JUNE 7, THURSDAY. clear, NW10-15, 15+, dropping to 5, 74-84. 1.6” in the rain gauge since May 29. Complete bird list (30 species):


Canada goose 16 (on neighbors’ lawns), rock pigeon 1 (seldom seen here), mourning dove 4, yellow-billed cuckoo 1, chimney swift 3, herring gull 1 adult, double-crested cormorant 5, great blue heron 2, snowy egret 1, cattle egret 1, green heron 1, black vulture 6, turkey vulture 19 (highest count of TVs seen simultaneously), osprey 12, bald eagle 2 (1 ad., 1 imm.), red-bellied woodpecker 1, northern flicker 1, eastern kingbird 1, purple martin 3, barn swallow 5, Carolina chickadee 1, Carolina wren 2, American robin 2, northern mockingbird 2, European starling 2, house finch 1, northern cardinal 5, red-winged blackbird 3, common grackle 20, and brown-headed cowbird 1.


NON-AVIAN TAXA: 4 black swallowtail caterpillars in the parsley, 6 cottontails, a 3’ black ratsnake in the garage, 6 gray squirrels, 2 painted turtles in the Woods 4 vernal pool, 3 deer, and a beautiful, furry red fox along the edge of Field 1 and the lawn at dusk, a dozen or so bluets skimming over the SAV at low tide, 2 Fowler’s toads. The ticks have finally arrived.


Daughter, Mary, and her 2 sons, David and Lucas, arrive.


JUNE 8, FRIDAY. Birds not seen yesterday: American goldfinch 2, great egret 1, cedar waxwing 2, mallard 2, and fish crow 1. George arrives for the dinner (cookout of 4 meats and some peppers) and adds: a COOPER’S HAWK, killdeer, 3 indigo buntings, a chipping sparrow, a great crested flycatcher, a blue grosbeak, and a great horned owl.


Also seen: an adult red-tailed hawk, a yellow-billed cuckoo (flies right over us; calls 3 times), 16 diamondback terrapin, a Fowler’s toad, 1 northern watersnake, a 5” skink, a hackberry emperor, fireflies, and a “snowshoes variant” gray squirrel. clear, NW15, 72-81, a beauty with continued low humidity.


JUNE 9, SATURDAY. DORCHESTER COUNTY, George Armistead, David Solomonov and me. EGYPT ROAD, c. 10-11 A.M., 21 species: northern bobwhite 2, field sparrow 1, brown thrasher 1, white-eyed vireo 1, red-eyed vireo 2, red-tailed hawk 1, blue grosbeak 2, indigo bunting 2, green heron 1, great blue heron 2, yellow-breasted chat 1, downy woodpecker 1, orchard oriole 1, horned lark 2, ovenbird 1, blue jay 1, black vulture 2, and prothonotary warbler 0, plus 2 green frogs. Also 2 deer and 5 sika deer (1 of them a fawn).


BLACKWATER N.W.R., c. 11-1:45, clear, NW 5-10, high 70s to low 80s, tidal water high, fresh water high except that Pools 1 & 5 have been largely drained. Complete list below, 37 species. A highlight are the marsh birds, all of them unsolicited (no audiolures): 12 Virginia rails, 3 least bitterns, and 2 common gallinules. I don’t recall ever finding gallinules here previously. Big areas of mud in Pool 3 but none of the late shorebird species that would not be surprising at this time of year, such as semipalmated sandpipers, semipalmated plovers, white-rumped sandpipers, or dunlin.


Also: grasshopper sparrow 1, field sparrow 1, brown thrasher 2, brown-headed nuthatch 4, red-headed woodpecker 3 adults, fish crow 1, great blue heron 11, great egret 14, house sparrow 4, American goldfinch 2, mallard 2, turkey vulture 12, ruby-throated hummingbird 5, summer tanager 1, yellow-billed cuckoo 1, killdeer 1, eastern kingbird 4 (one with a captured, large dragonfly), eastern bluebird 3, orchard oriole 4, pine warbler 1, black vulture 3, house wren 1, Carolina wren 3, Canada goose 5 (at least 1 downy young), bald eagle 11, osprey 7, eastern wood-pewee 1, Carolina chickadee 5, red-eyed vireo 1, common yellowthroat 4, double-crested cormorant 1, barn swallow 6, purple martin 8, tree swallow 4. No terns.


NON-AVIAN TAXA: painted turtle 17, redbelly slider 2, snapping turtle 1 (Pool 1), gray squirrel 1, black swallowtail 1, northern watersnake 1 (hunting minnows in Pool 1). There still seem to be very few butterflies in the region now. Mary goes for a 4+-mile run.


JUNE 10, SUNDAY. In sight simultaneously: 10 ospreys, 3 bald eagles (2 ad., 1 imm.), 1 turkey vulture, 1 black vulture. A dead 3’ black ratsnake by the Magnolia grandiflora, and, while we’re on the subject of death, a diamondback terrapin, 8.5” carapace, by the yard sycamore. 7 live gray squirrels, one a “snowshoes variant”, and at least 3 eastern cottontails.


It is fun to see the bunnies in a 3-way chase and to observe them rolling, taking a dust bath next to the garage. The squirrels and rabbits have grown accustomed to us and permit approach to within 10 feet or less. Nice to see them all being themselves without us influencing their behavior. Six diamondback terrapin. One big raccoon on the trail by the garage; they still frequently empty the feeders. A hummingbird by the dock. One cattle egret in Field 1.


Green heron 3, one landing 4 feet away as I sit on the dock. “The best camouflage is motionlessness.” - Col. Richard H. Meinertzhagen. Sure enough, as soon as I moved it flew away. 73-86, fair, SW5. Our familial guests leave for Philadelphia today.


JUNE 11, MONDAY. Leave by 9:15. 4 gray squirrels in the yard.


HOLLAND ISLAND BOOK: Here's a great, pretty-new, book: Holland Island: lost Atlantis of the Chesapeake by A. M. Foley & P. Smith Rue (Dog Ridge Books, 2336 Elliott I. Rd., Elliott Island, MD 21869) 224 pages. Lots of photographs, quotes from old-time residents. Got mine at Sailwinds Park, Cambridge, a few weeks ago. No publ. date given. $24.95. We once banded 1,564 yg. pelis. there in one day (until we ran out of bands), but they don't nest there anymore, I think.


2 things struck me about this book. Often the old timers in the photographs are dressed formal, with vests, watch chains, top hats. Secondly after some of them left due to erosion and sea level rise many would return to spend the summers with the remaining residents. I am also struck by the number of folks who lived into their nineties.


Holland Island, a lost world. Wish I had a time machine. Then there were the marvelous old, traditional sailing boats, all named in an appendix (17 skipjacks!!), as are church parishioners, graveyard “residents”, and residents according to old census records plus numerous obituaries are included. At one time there were 8 pungies, 36 bugeyes, 41 skipjacks, and 2 schooners.


LASSITUDE. Suffer from an almost complete lack of energy this sojourn. There are a perfectly respectable number of sightings enumerated above, but most of them are due to extensive scanning from lawn chairs, the dock, or the passenger seat of George’s car.


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 6/21/18 5:53 am
From: Edward Boyd <edboyd59...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Cerulean Warbler - "Wow its not just me"
The information is for all of Allegheny County and, from what I can see,
doesn't present information about the total number of checklists submitted
for 2018. What also would be important is the total number of checklists
submitted from areas of known previous breeding to see how much coverage
was provided and how many were reported on each of those. I'm sure that of
all the checklists that have been submitted that some of them have been
from those areas but without a breakdown, there is no way of verifying that
information. The ability to lay a polygon over a region to select all
checklists from inside of it for data extraction would be very useful since
there is likely to be a number of reports away from HotSpots to extract
data from.

Ed Boyd
Westminster, MD

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 4:50 PM Tim Carney <timmyc83...> wrote:

> eBird data for Cerulean Warblers in Allegany County, 2014-2018:
>
>
> https://ebird.org/barchart?r=US-MD-001&bmo=1&emo=12&byr=2014&eyr=2018&separateYears=true&spp=cerwar
>
> Billmeyer WMA seems like *the* spot for Ceruleans in Allegany. I don't see
> any eBird reports after April 22, 2018. This might be a factor in fewer
> Cerulean data points in Allegany this year.
>
> Tim Carney
> Parkville, MD
>
> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:12:45 AM UTC-4, J.B. Churchill wrote:
> > I've been looking for Cerulean Warblers this June in places where they
> were just as "common as dirt" in recent years (like Dan's Mountain). David
> Yeany did Audubon Bio-blitz work in this area and found them in several
> places and I used to get them even at my house in Vale Summit in June
> (sometimes). I've been concerned that I haven't see or heard any over the
> past several weeks.
> >
> >
> > This image (if it comes through) is the eBird map for sightings from
> this year for Cerulean Warbler. It shows Mark Eanes' house (back in
> mid-May) and a few out in Green Ridge. Maybe they are moving east but there
> are a few spots in Garrett too.
> >
> >
> > I remember Chan Robbins giving a talk about losing Cerulean Warblers at
> his house in Laurel, MD and thinking that we still had a lot of them in
> Western MD. I'm really hoping this is not part of that trend and that it is
> just a down season. I'm not hoping to start a big long thread but I wanted
> to share my concern.
> >
> >
> >
> https://ebird.org/map/cerwar?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> > John B. Churchill
> > Frostburg, MD
> > http://www.jbchurchill.com/
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Date: 6/21/18 4:27 am
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill at North Beach
Continuing...sleeping/preening on piling. Viewed from end of sidewalk on Annapolis Rd (resident parking only).
Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD
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Date: 6/20/18 8:36 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] Turkey hen and 8 to 10 chicks - Late post
Coming home by car from Frederick [city] in late afternoon on Tues, I
noticed a turkey hen at the side of the road. It was not wanting to flush
even as I got quite close and the reason was the presence of all the little
chicks that began to materialize almost as if by magic. All eventually
flew off safely out of the roadway [MD 383/Broad Run Rd near Broad Run] at
the small creek crossing & dip 1/4 mile before the stop sign.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County MD
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Date: 6/20/18 8:24 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill photos?
On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 10:23 PM, Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
wrote:
There have been a lot of photos posted in eBird. Try

Amazing photos! Thanks to all the photographers for providing the
"virtual" visit :)

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Date: 6/20/18 7:46 pm
From: Janet Millenson <janet...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill photos?
Marcia, thanks for the link! I'm not on Facebook but the eBird photos
are great.


Janet Millenson
Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
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On 6/20/2018 10:23 PM, Marcia Watson wrote:
> Janet,
>
> There have been a lot of photos posted in eBird.  Try this link which
> pulls the eBird photos:
>
> https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=rosspo1&region=Calvert,%20Maryland,%20United%20States%20(US)&regionCode=US-MD-009&q=Roseate%20Spoonbill%20-%20Platalea%20ajaja
> <https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=rosspo1&region=Calvert,%20Maryland,%20United%20States%20%28US%29&regionCode=US-MD-009&q=Roseate%20Spoonbill%20-%20Platalea%20ajaja>
>
> Marcia
> ------------
> Marcia Watson
> Patuxent Bird Club
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org <http://www.patuxentbirdclub.org>
>
> Bowie, Maryland
> <marshwren50...> <mailto:<marshwren50...>
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 10:19 PM, Janet Millenson <janet...>
> <mailto:<janet...>> wrote:
>
>> Has anyone posted recent spoonbill photos -- or links to them -- on
>> this listserve, or did I miss it??
>>
>> I've been busy working at our local Early Voting Center and haven't
>> kept up with all the messages. (Nature note: Yesterday morning a
>> butterfly landed on the floor near the voter check-in table. I
>> carefully moved it outside, where a mockingbird was loudly serenading
>> the electioneers.)
>>

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Date: 6/20/18 7:23 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill photos?
Janet,

There have been a lot of photos posted in eBird. Try this link which pulls the eBird photos:

https://ebird.org/media/catalog?taxonCode=rosspo1&region=Calvert,%20Maryland,%20United%20States%20(US)&regionCode=US-MD-009&q=Roseate%20Spoonbill%20-%20Platalea%20ajaja

Marcia
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Patuxent Bird Club
A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
www.patuxentbirdclub.org

Bowie, Maryland
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> On Jun 20, 2018, at 10:19 PM, Janet Millenson <janet...> wrote:
>
> Has anyone posted recent spoonbill photos -- or links to them -- on this listserve, or did I miss it??
>
> I've been busy working at our local Early Voting Center and haven't kept up with all the messages. (Nature note: Yesterday morning a butterfly landed on the floor near the voter check-in table. I carefully moved it outside, where a mockingbird was loudly serenading the electioneers.)
>
> Janet Millenson
> Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
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Date: 6/20/18 7:19 pm
From: Janet Millenson <janet...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Spoonbill photos?
Has anyone posted recent spoonbill photos -- or links to them -- on this
listserve, or did I miss it??

I've been busy working at our local Early Voting Center and haven't kept
up with all the messages. (Nature note: Yesterday morning a butterfly
landed on the floor near the voter check-in table. I carefully moved it
outside, where a mockingbird was loudly serenading the electioneers.)


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Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
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Date: 6/20/18 7:05 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
On 6/20/18, Jan Braumuller <janbraumuller...> wrote:
> Please continue this thread among yourselves, if you must, and stop sending
> your remarks to the entire MD DC Group.

I second Jan's motion.

Hopefully the bird will stay around for days and days, & all who want
to will get to see it, & all who make the effort will take care to be
considerate of the bird, the habitat, the community, & will act only
to enhance birding's reputation for environmental stewardship.

I won't see it as my prime consideration is always to enjoy those
birds who seek me out [attached: leucistic Catbird some say] rather
than the other way 'round.

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

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Date: 6/20/18 6:48 pm
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cerulean Warbler in Patapsco Valley, spring 2018
Nice to see the listserv interest in CERW. I spent a lot of time this spring checking out the Patapsco Valley for CERW, not always reporting on eBird. On June 14 I was happy to hear the CERW at the train tunnel at Henryton Center; I had almost given up on it, since the last report had been May 21, and I had been there a number of times not finding it--I thought it was a failed breeder. But then I heard it on the 14th. But the good news of that apparent breeder is quieted by the fact that it appears to be the only breeding CERW in the PV this year--at least the only one found. 2013 I started looking closely in the PV--before that the reports were hit and miss, not always suggesting thorough coverage. In 2012, there was one June report at McKeldin, only one, but people weren't looking closely, if I recall correctly. 5 (maybe 6) were found in the PV in 2013, 3 (maybe 4) in 2014, 3 in 2015, 3 in 2016, and only 2 in 2017. So the single (probably) breeding CERW in 2018 is sad news.


On the other hand, the CERW at Prettyboy is great news--it's a probable breeder; practically no eBird reports in past years from that area. Maybe it will show up again next year; maybe, too, we'll get more than one next spring in the PV. I wish I felt more optimistic.


Tim Houghton

(Glen Arm)

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Date: 6/20/18 5:58 pm
From: Jan Braumuller <janbraumuller...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Please continue this thread among yourselves, if you must, and stop sending your remarks to the entire MD DC Group.
Thank you.
Jan Braumuller

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> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:23 PM, Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...> wrote:
>
> How often do you speed? Talk on your cellular phone while driving etc.? The list goes on and on...
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin Anderson <gavin.anderson1...>
> To: 'Mike Lathroum' <kmlathroum...>
> Cc: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>; George Jett <gmjett...>; marshwren50 <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
> Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 8:03 pm
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>
> For my part:
> (1) I don't care to call anyone to discuss any of this further. Admissions of actions and justifications thereof have been well documented in this thread.
> (2) If "what is done is done" could be use every time then none of us would be accountable for our own actions.
>
> Stop digging holes and start filling them in.
>
> Gavin Anderson
> Baltimore County by way of Minnesota
>
> Sent from TypeApp
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:54, Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...> wrote:
> I'm not going to debate my actions any further. What is done is done and I didn't even see the sign until I was on my way out. There is a well established trail leading into the area.
>
> I agree with Matt it is time to move on. I have seen a whole lot worse behavior that had far more impact then walking out there.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin Anderson <gavin.anderson1...>
> To: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
> Cc: George Jett <gmjett...>; 'Mike Lathroum' <kmlathroum...>; marshwren50 <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
> Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 7:38 pm
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>
> I disagree. I am very much for forgiveness and understanding but what has irked me about this thread (and led me to my second ever post) is the length people have gone to in order to justify their actions rather than admit error or fault. Take ownership of your actions.
>
> Sent from TypeApp
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:34, Matthew Felperin < <mattyfelp...> wrote:
> Regardless of right/wrong, I’m honestly surprised to see such hostility (or am I?) It’s quite unnecessary. Apologies were given, rules were clarified, I think we should just move on.
>
> Matthew J. Felperin
>
> Park Naturalist
> Patuxent River Park
> 16000 Croom Airport Road
> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
> (tel) 301-627-6074
> (fax) 301-952-9754
>
> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
> Department of Parks and Recreation
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Gavin Anderson < <gavin.anderson1...> wrote:
>
> 100%; nothing vague about this and permission after the fact isn't permission or even absolution - it means someone had to do the work you should have done and had to apologize for you. Thanks to those who identified themselves and attempted to justify their poor actions. I like knowing who you are. Nobody cares about my opinion, but luckily this isn't opinion-based.
>
> Gavin Anderson
> Baltimore County by way of Minnesota
>
> Sent from TypeApp
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:14, George Jett < <gmjett...> wrote:
> Mike
>
> No entry is not vague. It is absolute. If it were vehicles it would say so. It is not county as I understand it. It is the property of the community.
>
> Walking in before it was permitted is still unethical in my mind.
>
> George
>
> From: Mike Lathroum [mailto:<kmlathroum...>]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:06 PM
> To: <gmjett...>; <marshwren50...>; <mdbirding...>
> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; <kurtschwarz4...>
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>
> I was also there yesterday and walked out to observe and photograph the spoonbill and no one flushed the bird.
>
> The no entry sign is very vague at best. It combined with the gate in my personal opinion implied that it was there to prevent vehicle traffic in that area. It was my understanding from reading the previous posts that it was all county parkland.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: George Jett <gmjett...>
> To: 'Marcia Watson' <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>
> Cc: mattyfelp <mattyfelp...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
> Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 9:45 am
> Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
> Folks
>
> The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.
>
> Marcia – thanks.
>
> George
>
> From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
> To: <mdbirding...>
> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>
> I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”
>
> See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve
> Marcia
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> Patuxent Bird Club
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
> Bowie, Maryland
> <marshwren50...>
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
> Matthew
>
> You should ask the organization that
> Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.
>
> Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.
>
> The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.
>
> George Jett
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>
> I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.
>
> As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.
>
> I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?
>
>
> Matthew J. Felperin
>
> Park Naturalist
> Patuxent River Park
> 16000 Croom Airport Road
> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
> (tel) 301-627-6074
> (fax) 301-952-9754
>
> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
> Department of Parks and Recreation
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20
>
> I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
> ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
>
> At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=
> ing it flush.
>
> Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
>
> Thirdly, it
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Date: 6/20/18 5:58 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
For the record, and this is the last thing you will see from me on the subject, I will never fault anyone for speaking up on the behalf of wildlife and habitat protection. You are fighting the good fight for sure. I’m glad you two are so feisty about it. To me, it’s just the way it comes across that rubs me the wrong way. I think it could have been handled just a bit more gently, as it’s not as if people are stomping all over the vegetation, digging up turtle nests, leaving trash behind, partying loudly, or any other such disruptive behavior. That is my whole point on the matter.

If you want to get on a deeper level, the best impact we could have on the environment is by repurposing all of the development we have constructed back into suitable habitat and by simply not existing. Are you ready for that? Cheers.

Matthew J. Felperin

Park Naturalist
Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(tel) 301-627-6074
(fax) 301-952-9754

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Department of Parks and Recreation

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:43 PM, Gavin Anderson <gavin.anderson1...> wrote:
>
> Keep justifying, brother. If you want be to self-reflect or spill my life story I am happy to do so - all you gotta do is specifically request it.
>
> Again - justification. If you're on this thread you have no excuse for behaving like an ass. I have the benefit of knowing/interacting with almost none of you so I have no filter for calling you out. If I need to stake a reputation then I am fully on board as making this my platform.
>
> If you feel it is cool to text while driving, comparing this-to-that, et cetera, keep doing so. Again, I appreciate knowing who you are when we inevitably meet in the field. *insert your next excuse/why I am the bad guy here*
>
> Thanks.
>
> Gavin Anderson, Baltimore County
>
>
> Sent from TypeApp
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 20:23, Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...> wrote:
>> How often do you speed? Talk on your cellular phone while driving etc.? The list goes on and on...
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Gavin Anderson <gavin.anderson1...>
>> To: 'Mike Lathroum' <kmlathroum...>
>> Cc: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>; George Jett <gmjett...>; marshwren50 <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
>> Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 8:03 pm
>> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>>
>> For my part:
>> (1) I don't care to call anyone to discuss any of this further. Admissions of actions and justifications thereof have been well documented in this thread.
>> (2) If "what is done is done" could be use every time then none of us would be accountable for our own actions.
>>
>> Stop digging holes and start filling them in.
>>
>> Gavin Anderson
>> Baltimore County by way of Minnesota
>>
>> Sent from TypeApp
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:54, Mike Lathroum < <kmlathroum...> wrote:
>> I'm not going to debate my actions any further. What is done is done and I didn't even see the sign until I was on my way out. There is a well established trail leading into the area.
>>
>> I agree with Matt it is time to move on. I have seen a whole lot worse behavior that had far more impact then walking out there.
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Gavin Anderson <gavin.anderson1...>
>> To: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
>> Cc: George Jett <gmjett...>; 'Mike Lathroum' <kmlathroum...>; marshwren50 <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
>> Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 7:38 pm
>> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>>
>> I disagree. I am very much for forgiveness and understanding but what has irked me about this thread (and led me to my second ever post) is the length people have gone to in order to justify their actions rather than admit error or fault. Take ownership of your actions.
>>
>> Sent from TypeApp
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:34, Matthew Felperin < <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>> Regardless of right/wrong, I’m honestly surprised to see such hostility (or am I?) It’s quite unnecessary. Apologies were given, rules were clarified, I think we should just move on.
>>
>> Matthew J. Felperin
>>
>> Park Naturalist
>> Patuxent River Park
>> 16000 Croom Airport Road
>> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
>> (tel) 301-627-6074
>> (fax) 301-952-9754
>>
>> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
>> Department of Parks and Recreation
>>
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Gavin Anderson < <gavin.anderson1...> wrote:
>>
>> 100%; nothing vague about this and permission after the fact isn't permission or even absolution - it means someone had to do the work you should have done and had to apologize for you. Thanks to those who identified themselves and attempted to justify their poor actions. I like knowing who you are. Nobody cares about my opinion, but luckily this isn't opinion-based.
>>
>> Gavin Anderson
>> Baltimore County by way of Minnesota
>>
>> Sent from TypeApp
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:14, George Jett < <gmjett...> wrote:
>> Mike
>>
>> No entry is not vague. It is absolute. If it were vehicles it would say so. It is not county as I understand it. It is the property of the community.
>>
>> Walking in before it was permitted is still unethical in my mind.
>>
>> George
>>
>> From: Mike Lathroum [mailto:<kmlathroum...>]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:06 PM
>> To: <gmjett...>; <marshwren50...>; <mdbirding...>
>> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; <kurtschwarz4...>
>> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>>
>> I was also there yesterday and walked out to observe and photograph the spoonbill and no one flushed the bird.
>>
>> The no entry sign is very vague at best. It combined with the gate in my personal opinion implied that it was there to prevent vehicle traffic in that area. It was my understanding from reading the previous posts that it was all county parkland.
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: George Jett <gmjett...>
>> To: 'Marcia Watson' <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>
>> Cc: mattyfelp <mattyfelp...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
>> Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 9:45 am
>> Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>> Folks
>>
>> The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.
>>
>> Marcia – thanks.
>>
>> George
>>
>> From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
>> To: <mdbirding...>
>> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
>> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>>
>> I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”
>>
>> See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve
>> Marcia
>> ------------
>> Marcia Watson
>> Patuxent Bird Club
>> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
>> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>>
>> Bowie, Maryland
>> <marshwren50...>
>>
>>
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>> Matthew
>>
>> You should ask the organization that
>> Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.
>>
>> Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.
>>
>> The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.
>>
>> George Jett
>> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>>
>> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>>
>> I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.
>>
>> As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.
>>
>> I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?
>>
>>
>> Matthew J. Felperin
>>
>> Park Naturalist
>> Patuxent River Park
>> 16000 Croom Airport Road
>> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
>> (tel) 301-627-6074
>> (fax) 301-952-9754
>>
>> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
>> Department of Parks and Recreation
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>>
>> Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20
>>
>> I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
>> ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
>>
>> At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=
>> ing it flush.
>>
>> Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
>>
>> Thirdly, it
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Date: 6/20/18 5:24 pm
From: Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
How often do you speed? Talk on your cellular phone while driving etc.? The list goes on and on...



-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Anderson <gavin.anderson1...>
To: 'Mike Lathroum' <kmlathroum...>
Cc: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>; George Jett <gmjett...>; marshwren50 <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill



For my part:

(1) I don't care to call anyone to discuss any of this further. Admissions of actions and justifications thereof have been well documented in this thread.

(2) If "what is done is done" could be use every time then none of us would be accountable for our own actions.


Stop digging holes and start filling them in.


Gavin Anderson

Baltimore County by way of Minnesota


Sent from TypeApp
On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:54, Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...> wrote:
I'm not going to debate my actions any further. What is done is done and I didn't even see the sign until I was on my way out. There is a well established trail leading into the area.


I agree with Matt it is time to move on. I have seen a whole lot worse behavior that had far more impact then walking out there.



-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Anderson <gavin.anderson1...>
To: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Cc: George Jett <gmjett...>; 'Mike Lathroum' <kmlathroum...>; marshwren50 <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 7:38 pm
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill




I disagree. I am very much for forgiveness and understanding but what has irked me about this thread (and led me to my second ever post) is the length people have gone to in order to justify their actions rather than admit error or fault. Take ownership of your actions.


Sent from TypeApp
On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:34, Matthew Felperin < <mattyfelp...> wrote:
Regardless of right/wrong, I’m honestly surprised to see such hostility (or am I?) It’s quite unnecessary. Apologies were given, rules were clarified, I think we should just move on.


Matthew J. Felperin


Park Naturalist
Patuxent River Park

16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(tel) 301-627-6074
(fax) 301-952-9754




The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Department of Parks and Recreation



On Jun 20, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Gavin Anderson < <gavin.anderson1...> wrote:




100%; nothing vague about this and permission after the fact isn't permission or even absolution - it means someone had to do the work you should have done and had to apologize for you. Thanks to those who identified themselves and attempted to justify their poor actions. I like knowing who you are. Nobody cares about my opinion, but luckily this isn't opinion-based.


Gavin Anderson

Baltimore County by way of Minnesota


Sent from TypeApp
On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:14, George Jett < <gmjett...> wrote:


Mike





No entry is not vague. It is absolute. If it were vehicles it would say so. It is not county as I understand it. It is the property of the community.





Walking in before it was permitted is still unethical in my mind.





George





From: Mike Lathroum [mailto:<kmlathroum...>]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:06 PM
To: <gmjett...>; <marshwren50...>; <mdbirding...>
Cc: <mattyfelp...>; <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill




I was also there yesterday and walked out to observe and photograph the spoonbill and no one flushed the bird.








The no entry sign is very vague at best. It combined with the gate in my personal opinion implied that it was there to prevent vehicle traffic in that area. It was my understanding from reading the previous posts that it was all county parkland.















-----Original Message-----
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
To: 'Marcia Watson' <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>
Cc: mattyfelp <mattyfelp...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 9:45 am
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill





Folks









The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.









Marcia – thanks.









George











From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
To: <mdbirding...>
Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill










I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”











See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve





Marcia





------------





Marcia Watson






Patuxent Bird Club





A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society






www.patuxentbirdclub.org











Bowie, Maryland





<marshwren50...>













On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:






Matthew











You should ask the organization that





Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.











Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.











The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.











George Jett





Sent from AOL Mobile Mail










On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:













I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.











As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.











I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?












Matthew J. Felperin











Park Naturalist





Patuxent River Park





16000 Croom Airport Road




Upper Marlboro, MD 20772




(tel) 301-627-6074




(fax) 301-952-9754











The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission




Department of Parks and Recreation







Sent from my iPhone




On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:











Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20











I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=





ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.











At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=





ing it flush.











Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.











Thirdly, it







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Date: 6/20/18 4:55 pm
From: Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
I'm not going to debate my actions any further. What is done is done and I didn't even see the sign until I was on my way out. There is a well established trail leading into the area.


I agree with Matt it is time to move on. I have seen a whole lot worse behavior that had far more impact then walking out there.



-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Anderson <gavin.anderson1...>
To: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Cc: George Jett <gmjett...>; 'Mike Lathroum' <kmlathroum...>; marshwren50 <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 7:38 pm
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill



I disagree. I am very much for forgiveness and understanding but what has irked me about this thread (and led me to my second ever post) is the length people have gone to in order to justify their actions rather than admit error or fault. Take ownership of your actions.


Sent from TypeApp
On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:34, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
Regardless of right/wrong, I’m honestly surprised to see such hostility (or am I?) It’s quite unnecessary. Apologies were given, rules were clarified, I think we should just move on.


Matthew J. Felperin



Park Naturalist

Patuxent River Park


16000 Croom Airport Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

(tel) 301-627-6074

(fax) 301-952-9754





The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Department of Parks and Recreation




On Jun 20, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Gavin Anderson < <gavin.anderson1...> wrote:




100%; nothing vague about this and permission after the fact isn't permission or even absolution - it means someone had to do the work you should have done and had to apologize for you. Thanks to those who identified themselves and attempted to justify their poor actions. I like knowing who you are. Nobody cares about my opinion, but luckily this isn't opinion-based.



Gavin Anderson


Baltimore County by way of Minnesota



Sent from TypeApp

On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:14, George Jett < <gmjett...> wrote:


Mike







No entry is not vague. It is absolute. If it were vehicles it would say so. It is not county as I understand it. It is the property of the community.







Walking in before it was permitted is still unethical in my mind.







George







From: Mike Lathroum [mailto:<kmlathroum...>]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:06 PM
To: <gmjett...>; <marshwren50...>; <mdbirding...>
Cc: <mattyfelp...>; <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill






I was also there yesterday and walked out to observe and photograph the spoonbill and no one flushed the bird.










The no entry sign is very vague at best. It combined with the gate in my personal opinion implied that it was there to prevent vehicle traffic in that area. It was my understanding from reading the previous posts that it was all county parkland.


















-----Original Message-----
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
To: 'Marcia Watson' <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>
Cc: mattyfelp <mattyfelp...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 9:45 am
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill






Folks











The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.











Marcia – thanks.











George













From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
To: <mdbirding...>
Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill













I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”














See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve






Marcia






------------







Marcia Watson








Patuxent Bird Club







A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society








www.patuxentbirdclub.org















Bowie, Maryland







<marshwren50...>

















On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:








Matthew













You should ask the organization that







Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.















Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.















The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.















George Jett






Sent from AOL Mobile Mail













On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
















I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.















As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.















I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?
















Matthew J. Felperin














Park Naturalist







Patuxent River Park







16000 Croom Airport Road





Upper Marlboro, MD 20772





(tel) 301-627-6074





(fax) 301-952-9754














The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission





Department of Parks and Recreation









Sent from my iPhone





On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:














Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20















I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=







ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.















At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=







ing it flush.















Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.















Thirdly, it












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Date: 6/20/18 4:34 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Regardless of right/wrong, I’m honestly surprised to see such hostility (or am I?) It’s quite unnecessary. Apologies were given, rules were clarified, I think we should just move on.

Matthew J. Felperin

Park Naturalist
Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(tel) 301-627-6074
(fax) 301-952-9754

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Department of Parks and Recreation

> On Jun 20, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Gavin Anderson <gavin.anderson1...> wrote:
>
> 100%; nothing vague about this and permission after the fact isn't permission or even absolution - it means someone had to do the work you should have done and had to apologize for you. Thanks to those who identified themselves and attempted to justify their poor actions. I like knowing who you are. Nobody cares about my opinion, but luckily this isn't opinion-based.
>
> Gavin Anderson
> Baltimore County by way of Minnesota
>
> Sent from TypeApp
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 19:14, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>> Mike
>>
>>
>> No entry is not vague. It is absolute. If it were vehicles it would say so. It is not county as I understand it. It is the property of the community.
>>
>>
>> Walking in before it was permitted is still unethical in my mind.
>>
>>
>> George
>>
>>
>> From: Mike Lathroum [mailto:<kmlathroum...>]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:06 PM
>> To: <gmjett...>; <marshwren50...>; <mdbirding...>
>> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; <kurtschwarz4...>
>> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>>
>>
>> I was also there yesterday and walked out to observe and photograph the spoonbill and no one flushed the bird.
>>
>>
>> The no entry sign is very vague at best. It combined with the gate in my personal opinion implied that it was there to prevent vehicle traffic in that area. It was my understanding from reading the previous posts that it was all county parkland.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: George Jett <gmjett...>
>> To: 'Marcia Watson' <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>
>> Cc: mattyfelp <mattyfelp...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
>> Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 9:45 am
>> Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>>
>> Folks
>>
>> The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.
>>
>> Marcia – thanks.
>>
>> George
>>
>> From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
>> To: <mdbirding...>
>> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
>> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>>
>> I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”
>>
>> See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve
>> Marcia
>> ------------
>> Marcia Watson
>> Patuxent Bird Club
>> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
>> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>>
>>
>>
>> Bowie, Maryland
>> <marshwren50...>
>>
>>
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>> Matthew
>>
>> You should ask the organization that
>> Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.
>>
>> Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.
>>
>> The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.
>>
>> George Jett
>> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>>
>> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>>
>> I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.
>>
>> As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.
>>
>> I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?
>>
>>
>> Matthew J. Felperin
>>
>> Park Naturalist
>> Patuxent River Park
>> 16000 Croom Airport Road
>> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
>> (tel) 301-627-6074
>> (fax) 301-952-9754
>>
>>
>>
>> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
>> Department of Parks and Recreation
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>>
>> Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20
>>
>> I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
>> ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
>>
>> At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=
>> ing it flush.
>>
>> Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
>>
>> Thirdly, it
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Date: 6/20/18 4:18 pm
From: Kye jenkins <kyebird54...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Cerulean Warbler - "Wow its not just me"
There's a great book out there call Cerulean blues by Katie Fallon!

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Date: 6/20/18 4:14 pm
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Mike



No entry is not vague. It is absolute. If it were vehicles it would say so. It is not county as I understand it. It is the property of the community.



Walking in before it was permitted is still unethical in my mind.



George



From: Mike Lathroum [mailto:<kmlathroum...>]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 6:06 PM
To: <gmjett...>; <marshwren50...>; <mdbirding...>
Cc: <mattyfelp...>; <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill



I was also there yesterday and walked out to observe and photograph the spoonbill and no one flushed the bird.



The no entry sign is very vague at best. It combined with the gate in my personal opinion implied that it was there to prevent vehicle traffic in that area. It was my understanding from reading the previous posts that it was all county parkland.







-----Original Message-----
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
To: 'Marcia Watson' <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>
Cc: mattyfelp <mattyfelp...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 9:45 am
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill

Folks



The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.



Marcia – thanks.



George



From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...> <mailto:<marshwren50...>?> ]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
To: <mdbirding...>
Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill



I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”



See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve

Marcia

------------

Marcia Watson

Patuxent Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society

www.patuxentbirdclub.org



Bowie, Maryland

<marshwren50...>




On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:

Matthew



You should ask the organization that

Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.



Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.



The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.



George Jett

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail



On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:



I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.



As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.



I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?




Matthew J. Felperin



Park Naturalist

<https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pgparks.com%2FThings_To_Do%2FNature%2FPatuxent_River_Park.htm&ei=OOlnU_iLG-_gsASe_oCwBg&usg=AFQjCNEIRu6cHdN-nxBegxZ6Uh7Y3NYB4w&sig2=AVWIJLsRCYEIi4ODHLMs7Q&bvm=bv.65788261,d.cWc> Patuxent River Park

<about:blank> 16000 Croom Airport Road

<about:blank> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

(tel) 301-627-6074

(fax) 301-952-9754



The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Department of Parks and Recreation



Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:



Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20



I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=

ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.



At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=

ing it flush.



Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.



Thirdly, it

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Date: 6/20/18 3:06 pm
From: Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
I was also there yesterday and walked out to observe and photograph the spoonbill and no one flushed the bird.


The no entry sign is very vague at best. It combined with the gate in my personal opinion implied that it was there to prevent vehicle traffic in that area. It was my understanding from reading the previous posts that it was all county parkland.






-----Original Message-----
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
To: 'Marcia Watson' <marshwren50...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>
Cc: mattyfelp <mattyfelp...>; kurtschwarz4 <kurtschwarz4...>
Sent: Wed, Jun 20, 2018 9:45 am
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill



Folks

The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.

Marcia – thanks.

George


From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
To: <mdbirding...>
Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill


I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”



See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve

Marcia

------------

Marcia Watson


Patuxent Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society


www.patuxentbirdclub.org





Bowie, Maryland

<marshwren50...>





On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:


Matthew



You should ask the organization that

Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.



Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.



The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.



George Jett

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail



On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:




I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.



As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.



I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?




Matthew J. Felperin



Park Naturalist

Patuxent River Park

16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(tel) 301-627-6074
(fax) 301-952-9754





The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Department of Parks and Recreation



Sent from my iPhone
On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:



Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20



I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=

ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.



At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=

ing it flush.



Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.



Thirdly, it




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Date: 6/20/18 2:52 pm
From: Bud Poole <budpoole343...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Also be aware that this is Turtle nesting season. As advocates for birds and protecting their critical habitat we also need to be mindful of all types of wildlife, especially those dependent on unspoiled beaches such as this one. Turtles nests are not distinguishable to the naked eye and your weight can crush the clutch. Diamond-backed Terrapins are particularly impacted here in this case.

http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/herps/Testudines.aspx?TurtlesName=Northern%20Diamond-backed%20Terrapin

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Date: 6/20/18 1:50 pm
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Cerulean Warbler - "Wow its not just me"
eBird data for Cerulean Warblers in Allegany County, 2014-2018:

https://ebird.org/barchart?r=US-MD-001&bmo=1&emo=12&byr=2014&eyr=2018&separateYears=true&spp=cerwar

Billmeyer WMA seems like *the* spot for Ceruleans in Allegany. I don't see any eBird reports after April 22, 2018. This might be a factor in fewer Cerulean data points in Allegany this year.

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 11:12:45 AM UTC-4, J.B. Churchill wrote:
> I've been looking for Cerulean Warblers this June in places where they were just as "common as dirt" in recent years (like Dan's Mountain). David Yeany did Audubon Bio-blitz work in this area and found them in several places and I used to get them even at my house in Vale Summit in June (sometimes). I've been concerned that I haven't see or heard any over the past several weeks.
>
>
> This image (if it comes through) is the eBird map for sightings from this year for Cerulean Warbler. It shows Mark Eanes' house (back in mid-May) and a few out in Green Ridge. Maybe they are moving east but there are a few spots in Garrett too.
>
>
> I remember Chan Robbins giving a talk about losing Cerulean Warblers at his house in Laurel, MD and thinking that we still had a lot of them in Western MD. I'm really hoping this is not part of that trend and that it is just a down season. I'm not hoping to start a big long thread but I wanted to share my concern.
>
>
> https://ebird.org/map/cerwar?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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>
>
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> Frostburg, MD
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Date: 6/20/18 12:55 pm
From: Edward Boyd <edboyd59...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Cerulean Warbler - "Wow its not just me"
I wonder, too, if this is (partially?) caused by people not getting out
much during the spring. Remember, we had the rainiest April and most of May
on record, and it was especially bad on the weekends. I'd like to see the
total number of eBird reports from the areas of known occurrence to see how
this year compares to previous ones. I'm not saying that there isn't a
decline issue, I just wonder if the number of people looking this spring
was impacted from the poor weather as much as as there are fewer birds
around to show up on reports?

Ed Boyd
Westminster, MD

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 11:12 AM JB Churchill <jchurchi...> wrote:

> I've been looking for Cerulean Warblers this June in places where they
> were just as "common as dirt" in recent years (like Dan's Mountain). David
> Yeany did Audubon Bio-blitz work in this area and found them in several
> places and I used to get them even at my house in Vale Summit in June
> (sometimes). I've been concerned that I haven't see or heard any over the
> past several weeks.
>
> This image (if it comes through) is the eBird map for sightings from this
> year for Cerulean Warbler. It shows Mark Eanes' house (back in mid-May) and
> a few out in Green Ridge. Maybe they are moving east but there are a few
> spots in Garrett too.
>
> I remember Chan Robbins giving a talk about losing Cerulean Warblers at
> his house in Laurel, MD and thinking that we still had a lot of them in
> Western MD. I'm really hoping this is not part of that trend and that it is
> just a down season. I'm not hoping to start a big long thread but I wanted
> to share my concern.
>
>
> https://ebird.org/map/cerwar?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 6/20/18 12:23 pm
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Swallow sconces
A friend of mine from Buffalo Mills, PA had the same problem develop above her business door. She put up supports above the door and hung a tarp. Customers, porch, window, and door were protected and kept clean.
The swallows reared their young with no problems.
 
Gail Frantz
Balto County
 
In a message dated 6/19/2018 9:10:33 AM Eastern Standard Time, <jimcancil...> writes:

 
The swallows want to build their mud forts directly over our entry door. I have to continue to sweep the mud off the wall to deterr them. Last year I built small cedar sconces on either side of the porch. After not getting their way over the door, they finally took the hint. Only about three chicks this year - there were 6+ last year. They are really cheerful little birds and put up with me, the dog, a feral cat and all the typical comings-n-goings.

Jim

...the only real negative - you need a catch pan for the guano. It has a negative effect on painted surfaces.

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Date: 6/20/18 11:46 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Traffic was very light early this morning. And at least two locals stopped
to have a look. One left her truck right in the roadway. I’m not saying
this is good, but..... That said, parking at the power spot, or on side
streets, it’s a very short walk. The tide was out and alll that lovely mud,
shame it’s not really shorebird season.

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 2:08 PM Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
wrote:

> George makes a good point.
>
>
> Marcia
> ------------
> Marcia Watson
> Patuxent Bird Club
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
> Bowie, Maryland
> <marshwren50...>
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 1:54 PM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> This is a mistake I’m my opinion. I hope the intruders respect the
> habitat & animal.
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> wrote:
>
>
> Wow! Thanks Hugh!
>
> Marcia
> ------------
> Marcia Watson
> Patuxent Bird Club
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
> Bowie, Maryland
> <marshwren50...>
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 12:03 PM, Hugh Vandervoort <hughva...> wrote:
>
> I just got off the phone (301-855-6681) with Joanne Hunt in the North
> Beach Town hall. She has given permission:
> We may access the beach area where the No Trespassing sign is for the
> next two days (Thursday and Friday). No more than two or three people
> at a time. Do not disturb any vegetation. Be respectful in all the
> appropriate ways. Use Joanne's name to anyone who approaches you.
> The town of North Beach would like some good photos, and I know I've
> seen some better than mine, so contact me for Joanne's email address.
> Annapolis, MD
> My Birding Blog
> http://hughvandervoort.com/
>
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:45 AM George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
>
> Folks
>
>
>
>
> The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the
> No Entry posted.
>
>
>
>
> Marcia – thanks.
>
>
>
>
> George
>
>
>
>
> From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>
> <marshwren50...>]
>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
>
> To: <mdbirding...>
>
> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
>
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>
>
>
>
> I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was
> figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s
> web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it
> and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to
> erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone
> sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town
> is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a
> No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town
> identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the
> living shoreline and other natural features.”
>
>
>
>
> See
> https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve
>
>
> Marcia
>
>
> ------------
>
>
> Marcia Watson
>
>
> Patuxent Bird Club
>
>
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
>
>
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
>
>
>
> Bowie, Maryland
>
>
> <marshwren50...>
>
>
>
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
>
> Matthew
>
>
>
>
> You should ask the organization that
>
>
> Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons.
> I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.
>
>
>
>
> Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.
>
>
>
>
> The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property
> rights in the future.
>
>
>
>
> George Jett
>
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>
>
>
>
> I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but
> did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I
> was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.
>
>
>
>
> As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms
> entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the
> gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access
> whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.
>
>
>
>
> I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just
> want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is
> not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed
> at all?
>
>
>
>
>
> Matthew J. Felperin
>
>
>
>
> Park Naturalist
>
>
> Patuxent River Park
>
>
> 16000 Croom Airport Road
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=16000+Croom+Airport+Road+Upper+Marlboro,+MD+20772&entry=gmail&source=g>
>
>
> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
> <https://maps.google.com/?q=16000+Croom+Airport+Road+Upper+Marlboro,+MD+20772&entry=gmail&source=g>
>
>
> (tel) 301-627-6074
>
>
> (fax) 301-952-9754
>
>
>
>
> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
>
>
> Department of Parks and Recreation
>
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
>
>
>
> Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20
>
>
>
>
> I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
>
>
> ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
>
>
>
>
> At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and
> mak=
>
>
> ing it flush.
>
>
>
>
> Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
>
>
>
>
> Thirdly, it
>
>
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Date: 6/20/18 11:09 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
George makes a good point.

Marcia
------------
Marcia Watson
Patuxent Bird Club
A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
www.patuxentbirdclub.org

Bowie, Maryland
<marshwren50...>


> On Jun 20, 2018, at 1:54 PM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> This is a mistake I’m my opinion. I hope the intruders respect the habitat & animal.
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> wrote:
>
> Wow! Thanks Hugh!
>
> Marcia
> ------------
> Marcia Watson
> Patuxent Bird Club
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
> Bowie, Maryland
> <marshwren50...>
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 12:03 PM, Hugh Vandervoort <hughva...> wrote:
>
> I just got off the phone (301-855-6681) with Joanne Hunt in the North
> Beach Town hall. She has given permission:
> We may access the beach area where the No Trespassing sign is for the
> next two days (Thursday and Friday). No more than two or three people
> at a time. Do not disturb any vegetation. Be respectful in all the
> appropriate ways. Use Joanne's name to anyone who approaches you.
> The town of North Beach would like some good photos, and I know I've
> seen some better than mine, so contact me for Joanne's email address.
> Annapolis, MD
> My Birding Blog
> http://hughvandervoort.com/
>
> On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:45 AM George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Folks
>
>
>
> The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.
>
>
>
> Marcia – thanks.
>
>
>
> George
>
>
>
> From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
> To: <mdbirding...>
> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>
>
>
> I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”
>
>
>
> See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve
>
> Marcia
>
> ------------
>
> Marcia Watson
>
> Patuxent Bird Club
>
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
>
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
>
>
> Bowie, Maryland
>
> <marshwren50...>
>
>
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Matthew
>
>
>
> You should ask the organization that
>
> Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.
>
>
>
> Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.
>
>
>
> The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.
>
>
>
> George Jett
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>
>
>
> I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.
>
>
>
> As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.
>
>
>
> I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?
>
>
>
>
> Matthew J. Felperin
>
>
>
> Park Naturalist
>
> Patuxent River Park
>
> 16000 Croom Airport Road
>
> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
>
> (tel) 301-627-6074
>
> (fax) 301-952-9754
>
>
>
> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
>
> Department of Parks and Recreation
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20
>
>
>
> I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
>
> ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
>
>
>
> At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=
>
> ing it flush.
>
>
>
> Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
>
>
>
> Thirdly, it
>
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Date: 6/20/18 11:06 am
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
George:

I don't think you visit this location very often. In the summer, there are often locals fishing and playing in the water there. Not sure where they park. If birders are good, and take that with a big caveat, there should be little disturbance to the marsh grasses and beach grasses that, presumably, is what they're trying to encourage. I've been down there myself and there used to be an established path to the beach. You can still pick your way through the beach plants.

And as Jim mentioned, not recommended to park in front of the gate unless you only plan on being there very briefly. There is a surprising amount of traffic along that road as people use it to exit North Beach to connect to the traffic circle in Friendship to get to Rt. 2. If you do park there, check your side mirror before you open your door. But, it's a great place to scan the marsh pond on the west side of the road. If it looks promising for shorebirds or waders, I'll spin around and park further south then walk back. Or go to the viewing area at the north end of Dayton.

Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 1:54:17 PM EDT, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:

This is a mistake I’m my opinion.  I hope the intruders respect the habitat & animal.

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> wrote:

Wow! Thanks Hugh!

Marcia ------------Marcia WatsonPatuxent Bird Club A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society www.patuxentbirdclub.org 
Bowie, <Marylandmarshwren50...>

On Jun 20, 2018, at 12:03 PM, Hugh Vandervoort <hughva...> wrote:


I just got off the phone (301-855-6681) with Joanne Hunt in the North
Beach Town hall. She has given permission:
We may access the beach area where the No Trespassing sign is for the
next two days (Thursday and Friday). No more than two or three people
at a time. Do not disturb any vegetation. Be respectful in all the
appropriate ways. Use Joanne's name to anyone who approaches you.
The town of North Beach would like some good photos, and I know I've
seen some better than mine, so contact me for Joanne's email address.
Annapolis, MD
My Birding Blog
http://hughvandervoort.com/

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:45 AM George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:




Folks











The property is also gated.  That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.











Marcia – thanks.











George











From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]


Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM


To: <mdbirding...>


Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>


Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill











I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill.  The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”











See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve





Marcia





------------





Marcia Watson





Patuxent Bird Club





A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society





www.patuxentbirdclub.org











Bowie, Maryland





<marshwren50...>














On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:





Matthew











You should ask the organization that





Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons.  I think it is self evidently.  I don’t think you were responsible.











Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.











The sign is posted for a number of reason.  Please respect the property rights in the future.











George Jett





Sent from AOL Mobile Mail











On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:











I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.











As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.











I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?














Matthew J. Felperin











Park Naturalist





Patuxent River Park





16000 Croom Airport Road





Upper Marlboro, MD 20772





(tel) 301-627-6074





(fax) 301-952-9754











The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission





Department of Parks and Recreation











Sent from my iPhone





On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:











Bad Behavior -  Roseate spoonbill.=20











I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=





ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.











At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=





ing it flush.











Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.











Thirdly, it





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Date: 6/20/18 10:54 am
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
This is a mistake I’m my opinion. I hope the intruders respect the habitat & animal.

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> wrote:

Wow! Thanks Hugh!

Marcia
------------
Marcia Watson
Patuxent Bird Club
A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
www.patuxentbirdclub.org

Bowie, Maryland
<marshwren50...>


On Jun 20, 2018, at 12:03 PM, Hugh Vandervoort <hughva...> wrote:

I just got off the phone (301-855-6681) with Joanne Hunt in the North
Beach Town hall. She has given permission:
We may access the beach area where the No Trespassing sign is for the
next two days (Thursday and Friday). No more than two or three people
at a time. Do not disturb any vegetation. Be respectful in all the
appropriate ways. Use Joanne's name to anyone who approaches you.
The town of North Beach would like some good photos, and I know I've
seen some better than mine, so contact me for Joanne's email address.
Annapolis, MD
My Birding Blog
http://hughvandervoort.com/

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:45 AM George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:

Folks



The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.



Marcia – thanks.



George



From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
To: <mdbirding...>
Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill



I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”



See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve

Marcia

------------

Marcia Watson

Patuxent Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society

www.patuxentbirdclub.org



Bowie, Maryland

<marshwren50...>




On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:

Matthew



You should ask the organization that

Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.



Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.



The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.



George Jett

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail



On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:



I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.



As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.



I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?




Matthew J. Felperin



Park Naturalist

Patuxent River Park

16000 Croom Airport Road

Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

(tel) 301-627-6074

(fax) 301-952-9754



The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Department of Parks and Recreation



Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:



Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20



I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=

ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.



At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=

ing it flush.



Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.



Thirdly, it

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Date: 6/20/18 10:29 am
From: 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Fwd: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
I recommend NOT PARKING at the gate. It is a precarious location.

Jom Stasz
North Beach MD




From: Hugh Vandervoort <hughva...>
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
To: gmjett <gmjett...>
Cc: marshwren50 <marshwren50...>, Maryland Birding Birding <mdbirding...>, mattyfelp <mattyfelp...>, Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
I just got off the phone (301-855-6681) with Joanne Hunt in the North
Beach Town hall. She has given permission:
We may access the beach area where the No Trespassing sign is for the
next two days (Thursday and Friday). No more than two or three people
at a time. Do not disturb any vegetation. Be respectful in all the
appropriate ways. Use Joanne's name to anyone who approaches you.
The town of North Beach would like some good photos, and I know I've
seen some better than mine, so contact me for Joanne's email address.
Annapolis, MD
My Birding Blog
http://hughvandervoort.com/

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:45 AM George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Folks
>
>
>
> The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.
>
>
>
> Marcia – thanks.
>
>
>
> George
>
>
>
> From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
> To: <mdbirding...>
> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>
>
>
> I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”
>
>
>
> See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve
>
> Marcia
>
> ------------
>
> Marcia Watson
>
> Patuxent Bird Club
>
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
>
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
>
>
> Bowie, Maryland
>
> <marshwren50...>
>
>
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Matthew
>
>
>
> You should ask the organization that
>
> Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.
>
>
>
> Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.
>
>
>
> The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.
>
>
>
> George Jett
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>
>
>
> I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.
>
>
>
> As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.
>
>
>
> I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?
>
>
>
>
> Matthew J. Felperin
>
>
>
> Park Naturalist
>
> Patuxent River Park
>
> 16000 Croom Airport Road
>
> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
>
> (tel) 301-627-6074
>
> (fax) 301-952-9754
>
>
>
> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
>
> Department of Parks and Recreation
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20
>
>
>
> I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
>
> ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
>
>
>
> At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=
>
> ing it flush.
>
>
>
> Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
>
>
>
> Thirdly, it
>
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Date: 6/20/18 9:36 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Wow! Thanks Hugh!

Marcia
------------
Marcia Watson
Patuxent Bird Club
A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
www.patuxentbirdclub.org

Bowie, Maryland
<marshwren50...>


> On Jun 20, 2018, at 12:03 PM, Hugh Vandervoort <hughva...> wrote:
>
> I just got off the phone (301-855-6681) with Joanne Hunt in the North
> Beach Town hall. She has given permission:
> We may access the beach area where the No Trespassing sign is for the
> next two days (Thursday and Friday). No more than two or three people
> at a time. Do not disturb any vegetation. Be respectful in all the
> appropriate ways. Use Joanne's name to anyone who approaches you.
> The town of North Beach would like some good photos, and I know I've
> seen some better than mine, so contact me for Joanne's email address.
> Annapolis, MD
> My Birding Blog
> http://hughvandervoort.com/
>
>> On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:45 AM George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>>
>> Folks
>>
>>
>>
>> The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.
>>
>>
>>
>> Marcia – thanks.
>>
>>
>>
>> George
>>
>>
>>
>> From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
>> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
>> To: <mdbirding...>
>> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
>> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>>
>>
>>
>> I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”
>>
>>
>>
>> See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve
>>
>> Marcia
>>
>> ------------
>>
>> Marcia Watson
>>
>> Patuxent Bird Club
>>
>> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
>>
>> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>>
>>
>>
>> Bowie, Maryland
>>
>> <marshwren50...>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>>
>> Matthew
>>
>>
>>
>> You should ask the organization that
>>
>> Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.
>>
>>
>>
>> Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.
>>
>>
>>
>> The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.
>>
>>
>>
>> George Jett
>>
>> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.
>>
>>
>>
>> As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.
>>
>>
>>
>> I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Matthew J. Felperin
>>
>>
>>
>> Park Naturalist
>>
>> Patuxent River Park
>>
>> 16000 Croom Airport Road
>>
>> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
>>
>> (tel) 301-627-6074
>>
>> (fax) 301-952-9754
>>
>>
>>
>> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
>>
>> Department of Parks and Recreation
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20
>>
>>
>>
>> I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
>>
>> ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
>>
>>
>>
>> At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=
>>
>> ing it flush.
>>
>>
>>
>> Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thirdly, it
>>
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Date: 6/20/18 9:04 am
From: Hugh Vandervoort <hughva...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
I just got off the phone (301-855-6681) with Joanne Hunt in the North
Beach Town hall. She has given permission:
We may access the beach area where the No Trespassing sign is for the
next two days (Thursday and Friday). No more than two or three people
at a time. Do not disturb any vegetation. Be respectful in all the
appropriate ways. Use Joanne's name to anyone who approaches you.
The town of North Beach would like some good photos, and I know I've
seen some better than mine, so contact me for Joanne's email address.
Annapolis, MD
My Birding Blog
http://hughvandervoort.com/

On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 9:45 AM George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Folks
>
>
>
> The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.
>
>
>
> Marcia – thanks.
>
>
>
> George
>
>
>
> From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
> To: <mdbirding...>
> Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
>
>
>
> I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”
>
>
>
> See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve
>
> Marcia
>
> ------------
>
> Marcia Watson
>
> Patuxent Bird Club
>
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
>
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
>
>
> Bowie, Maryland
>
> <marshwren50...>
>
>
>
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Matthew
>
>
>
> You should ask the organization that
>
> Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.
>
>
>
> Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.
>
>
>
> The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.
>
>
>
> George Jett
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>
>
>
> I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.
>
>
>
> As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.
>
>
>
> I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?
>
>
>
>
> Matthew J. Felperin
>
>
>
> Park Naturalist
>
> Patuxent River Park
>
> 16000 Croom Airport Road
>
> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
>
> (tel) 301-627-6074
>
> (fax) 301-952-9754
>
>
>
> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
>
> Department of Parks and Recreation
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20
>
>
>
> I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
>
> ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
>
>
>
> At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=
>
> ing it flush.
>
>
>
> Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
>
>
>
> Thirdly, it
>
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Date: 6/20/18 8:12 am
From: JB Churchill <jchurchi...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cerulean Warbler - "Wow its not just me"
I've been looking for Cerulean Warblers this June in places where they were
just as "common as dirt" in recent years (like Dan's Mountain). David Yeany
did Audubon Bio-blitz work in this area and found them in several places
and I used to get them even at my house in Vale Summit in June (sometimes).
I've been concerned that I haven't see or heard any over the past several
weeks.

This image (if it comes through) is the eBird map for sightings from this
year for Cerulean Warbler. It shows Mark Eanes' house (back in mid-May) and
a few out in Green Ridge. Maybe they are moving east but there are a few
spots in Garrett too.

I remember Chan Robbins giving a talk about losing Cerulean Warblers at his
house in Laurel, MD and thinking that we still had a lot of them in Western
MD. I'm really hoping this is not part of that trend and that it is just a
down season. I'm not hoping to start a big long thread but I wanted to
share my concern.

https://ebird.org/map/cerwar?neg=true&env.minX=&env.minY=&env.maxX=&env.maxY=&zh=false&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=1-12&bmo=1&emo=12&yr=cur&byr=2018&eyr=2018





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Date: 6/20/18 6:45 am
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Folks



The property is also gated. That should have been a clue, aside from the No Entry posted.



Marcia – thanks.



George



From: Marcia Watson [mailto:<marshwren50...>]
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 9:32 AM
To: <mdbirding...>
Cc: <mattyfelp...>; George Jett; <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill



I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”



See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve

Marcia

------------

Marcia Watson

Patuxent Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society

www.patuxentbirdclub.org





Bowie, Maryland

<marshwren50...>




On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:

Matthew



You should ask the organization that

Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.



Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.



The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.



George Jett

Sent from AOL Mobile Mail



On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:



I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.



As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.



I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?




Matthew J. Felperin



Park Naturalist

<https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCsQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pgparks.com%2FThings_To_Do%2FNature%2FPatuxent_River_Park.htm&ei=OOlnU_iLG-_gsASe_oCwBg&usg=AFQjCNEIRu6cHdN-nxBegxZ6Uh7Y3NYB4w&sig2=AVWIJLsRCYEIi4ODHLMs7Q&bvm=bv.65788261,d.cWc> Patuxent River Park

<about:blank> 16000 Croom Airport Road

<about:blank> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

(tel) 301-627-6074

(fax) 301-952-9754





The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Department of Parks and Recreation



Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:



Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20



I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=

ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.



At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=

ing it flush.



Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.



Thirdly, it

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Date: 6/20/18 6:32 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
I stumbled up the Town of North Beach web page for Walton Beach when I was figuring out the location before coming to see the Spoonbill. The Town’s web page says “The Town of North Beach purchased Walton Beach to protect it and restore it. A living shoreline was built to restore the beach lost to erosion and the new shoreline was stabilized with plantings and a stone sill to prevent further erosion. This project is now complete and the town is maintaining the area as a nature preserve. There will continue to be a No Entry sign at the preserve until the plants have matured and the town identifies the appropriate uses for the beach that are compatible with the living shoreline and other natural features.”

See https://www.northbeachmd.org/welcome-north-beach/pages/walton-beach-nature-preserve

Marcia
------------
Marcia Watson
Patuxent Bird Club
A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
www.patuxentbirdclub.org

Bowie, Maryland
<marshwren50...>


> On Jun 20, 2018, at 9:13 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Matthew
>
> You should ask the organization that
> Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.
>
> Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.
>
> The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.
>
> George Jett
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
> On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>
> I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.
>
> As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.
>
> I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?
>
>
> Matthew J. Felperin
>
> Park Naturalist
> Patuxent River Park
> 16000 Croom Airport Road
> Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
> (tel) 301-627-6074
> (fax) 301-952-9754
>
> The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
> Department of Parks and Recreation
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20
>
> I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
> ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
>
> At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=
> ing it flush.
>
> Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
>
> Thirdly, it
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Date: 6/20/18 6:13 am
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Matthew

You should ask the organization that
Posted the no trust passing sign whether it excludes you for all reasons. I think it is self evidently. I don’t think you were responsible.

Because no one stopped you does not make it any more right.

The sign is posted for a number of reason. Please respect the property rights in the future.

George Jett

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On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:

I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.

As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.

I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?


Matthew J. Felperin

Park Naturalist
Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(tel) 301-627-6074
(fax) 301-952-9754

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Department of Parks and Recreation


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On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:

Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20

I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.

At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=
ing it flush.

Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.

Thirdly, it

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Date: 6/20/18 6:11 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
However I do think disturbing the vegetation and habitat is more of a concern

Matthew J. Felperin

Park Naturalist
Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(tel) 301-627-6074
(fax) 301-952-9754

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Department of Parks and Recreation

> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
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Date: 6/20/18 6:01 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
I’ll admit I’ve accessed the beach and gotten very close to the bird, but did not force it to flush as it is incredibly approachable. Not sure if I was one of those reported, but nobody said anything to me.

As for the beach access, I was there with a few locals who had no qualms entering the beach area as it is posted as public property. The sign on the gate seems to imply no parking, but I could also see it meaning no access whatsoever. The public sign and the sign on the gate seem to be conflicting.

I don’t believe my photos are more important than anyone else’s; I just want to take the best I can while still being responsible. Sorry if it is not perceived that way. So are you saying that beach should not be accessed at all?


Matthew J. Felperin

Park Naturalist
Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(tel) 301-627-6074
(fax) 301-952-9754

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Department of Parks and Recreation


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> On Jun 20, 2018, at 8:28 AM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.=20
>
> I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespa=
> ssing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
>
> At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and mak=
> ing it flush.
>
> Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
>
> Thirdly, it

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Date: 6/20/18 5:31 am
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
There are two legal parking spaces at the pumping station at the south end of the marsh on Bay Avenue. Good luck finding a legal parking spot on the AA side of Bay Avenue. If the pump station spots are full, go back south and park on one of the side streets but be careful because many are private and marked thusly.


Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland

On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 8:28:21 AM EDT, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:

Bad Behavior -  Roseate spoonbill. 
 I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespassing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.
At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and making it flush.
Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.
Thirdly, it could easily prevent birders from parking along the road to observe the bird, which is not recommended for safety reasons.  You can park safely off of the road just north of the marsh. 
Photographers like these make trouble for everyone else and the birds when they act like their pictures are more important than the bird, violate property rights, harm the recent planting of native grasses to put the marsh back to its native state, and disregard the potential consequences to everyone else if the result is that they can no longer see this mega rarity.
Please do not go into the posted wetland for any reason.
George JettLothian, MD


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The North Beach Spoonbill is currently perched on a piling visible from the gate marked No Entry at Walton Beach Nature Preserve on Bay Ave. immediately opposite/east from the North Beach Marsh.--
Kurt Schwarz
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Date: 6/20/18 5:28 am
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
Bad Behavior - Roseate spoonbill.

I now have received two legitimate reports of birders/photographers trespassing into the posted wetland area on the east side of the road.

At the very least it violates birding ethics by disturbing the bird and making it flush.

Secondly it is trespassing on posted private property, a legal issue.

Thirdly, it could easily prevent birders from parking along the road to observe the bird, which is not recommended for safety reasons. You can park safely off of the road just north of the marsh.

Photographers like these make trouble for everyone else and the birds when they act like their pictures are more important than the bird, violate property rights, harm the recent planting of native grasses to put the marsh back to its native state, and disregard the potential consequences to everyone else if the result is that they can no longer see this mega rarity.

Please do not go into the posted wetland for any reason.

George Jett
Lothian, MD



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On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> wrote:

The North Beach Spoonbill is currently perched on a piling visible from the gate marked No Entry at Walton Beach Nature Preserve on Bay Ave. immediately opposite/east from the North Beach Marsh.
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Date: 6/20/18 3:56 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Spoonbill
The North Beach Spoonbill is currently perched on a piling visible from the
gate marked No Entry at Walton Beach Nature Preserve on Bay Ave.
immediately opposite/east from the North Beach Marsh.
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Ellicott City, Howard County
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Date: 6/19/18 5:59 pm
From: 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill-Thank you!
Thank you all for your help in spotting the Roseate Spoonbill! We were able to see it right when we got to Walton Beach Nature Preserve on Monday   around noon.  And we were able to see it in the morning light today at the North Beach Marsh at the wetlands overlook park. It was really a thrill to see.  My husband ,Mel and I appreciate everyone's help.
Elda BanksSilver Spring

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Date: 6/19/18 3:55 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
Roosting on piling at 6:30 same spot on beach

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> On Jun 19, 2018, at 5:22 PM, Leslie <turnstar...> wrote:
>
> As of 5:00 pm today (Tuesday), the Spoonbill was on the bay beach near the pilings at the nature preserve.
>
> Leslie Starr & Joe Turner
> Port Republic
>
>
>> On Jun 19, 2018, at 11:33 AM, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>>
>> As of 11:15 the spoonbill was on a piling by the beach across the road from the wetland. Approx coordinates: (38.7129291,-76.5300969)
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Jun 19, 2018, at 7:55 AM, 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>>>
>>> The spoonbill is currently in view from the boardwalk at the Wetlands Overlook Park
>>>
>>> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
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>>>
>>>
>>> On Monday, June 18, 2018 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Tony et al.:
>>>
>>> Below is a Google Map screen shot of the area. The blue pin is the viewing area best in the afternoon at the end of Dayton Ave. North Beach Marsh is the entire complex north, west and east of that. Walton Beach is the pond to the east of Bay Ave (text marked on the map north of 9th St.) where the ROSP has been most cooperative (except for me this morning).
>>>
>>> Hog Point is in Anne Arundel.
>>>
>>>
>>> Tyler Bell
>>> <jtylerbell...>
>>> California, Maryland
>>>
>>> <1529335999830blob.jpg>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:07:46 AM EDT, Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that location.
>>>
>>> Any clarification would be gratefully received.
>>>
>>> Thank you,
>>>
>>> Tony Futcher
>>> Hyattsville, MD
>>> <tonyfutcher1...>
>>>
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
>>> To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
>>> Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
>>> Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
>>>
>>> The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.
>>>
>>> Joe Hanfman
>>> Columbia, MD
>>>
>>> > On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
>>> >
>>> > Joe Hanfman
>>> > Columbia, MD
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Date: 6/19/18 2:22 pm
From: 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
As of 5:00 pm today (Tuesday), the Spoonbill was on the bay beach near the pilings at the nature preserve.

Leslie Starr & Joe Turner
Port Republic


> On Jun 19, 2018, at 11:33 AM, Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> wrote:
>
> As of 11:15 the spoonbill was on a piling by the beach across the road from the wetland. Approx coordinates: (38.7129291,-76.5300969)
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 19, 2018, at 7:55 AM, 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>>
>> The spoonbill is currently in view from the boardwalk at the Wetlands Overlook Park
>>
>> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>> Get the new AOL app: mail.mobile.aol.com
>>
>>
>>
>> On Monday, June 18, 2018 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>>
>> Tony et al.:
>>
>> Below is a Google Map screen shot of the area. The blue pin is the viewing area best in the afternoon at the end of Dayton Ave. North Beach Marsh is the entire complex north, west and east of that. Walton Beach is the pond to the east of Bay Ave (text marked on the map north of 9th St.) where the ROSP has been most cooperative (except for me this morning).
>>
>> Hog Point is in Anne Arundel.
>>
>>
>> Tyler Bell
>> <jtylerbell...>
>> California, Maryland
>>
>> <1529335999830blob.jpg>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:07:46 AM EDT, Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that location.
>>
>> Any clarification would be gratefully received.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Tony Futcher
>> Hyattsville, MD
>> <tonyfutcher1...>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
>> To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
>> Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
>> Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
>>
>> The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.
>>
>> Joe Hanfman
>> Columbia, MD
>>
>> > On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>> >
>> > The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
>> >
>> > Joe Hanfman
>> > Columbia, MD
>>
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Date: 6/19/18 2:10 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <krschwa1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Seeking Noah Bers, eBird Checklist Issue
If anyone knows how to contact Noah, please advise me. I want to share the Poplar Island Checklist with him, and the info he gave me does not work. Reply off list.


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Date: 6/19/18 1:27 pm
From: Paul Noell <myconut...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Dangerous weed - Hampton Roads area
Nice shot, Jim. It is also relatively common in MD; over the years, I've seen and photo'd it near both Prettyboy and Loch Raven watershed areas. Think it's listed in the Peterson field guide.

Paul Noell
Balto. MD

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Officials have warned the public against touching giant hogweed, which can burn the skin and cause blindness, after it was spotted for the first time in Virginia.

Also known as Heracleum mantegazzianum, giant hogweed has a clear, watery sap which can burn the skin and cause painful blistering when combined with moisture and sunlight. The resulting blisters can leave behind permanent scarring. This process, known as phytophotodermatitis, happens when the sap makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight.

After the blisters have healed, the skin can remain sensitive to light for many years, officials in Virginia warned.

On Wednesday, the Isle of Wight County, Virginia issued a safety alert stating giant hogweed had been found in the state.

“Giant Hogweed makes poison ivy look like a walk in the park,” officials warned on the Isle of Wight County Virginia Facebook page.

The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech university, which researches the state’s flora, confirmed it had identified the first giant hogweed population in Clark County.

Officials stress giant hogweed must only be handled when wearing protective clothing such as eye protection, coveralls, and rubber gloves. The plant should not be mown or cut using mechanical equipment, as this can expose skin to the sap and a new plant will regrow unless its roots are removed. It must be disposed of using heavy duty garbage bags.

Blisters can form within 48 hours after a person has touched the plant. Those whose skin comes into contact with giant hogweed are advised to wash the area with soap and cold water as soon as possible, and protect it from sunlight for 48 hours. If it enters the eyes, they should be rinsed with water and sunglasses should be worn. Anyone who has a reaction to the plant should visit a physician, according to New York State.

The plant has been placed on the Virginia Invasive Plants Early Detection Species list, meaning that while it does not grow widely in the state it has been known to thrive in similar habitats. Members of the public who spot the plant have been asked to contact the The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Giant hogweed is already found in the Pacific Northwest, and the northeastern states of New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. It has also been reported in one country in North Carolina, according to the Virginia Invasive species register.

The federal government has listed the plant as a noxious weed, alongside the states of Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont and Washington.

A perennial herb, giant hogweed originated in the western Caucasus Mountain range in West Asia, and is believed to have spread around the world by collectors working for botanical gardens. It can grow up to 14 feet or more, and is a member of the carrot family.


Jim

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Date: 6/19/18 12:47 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 6/19/2018
Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 6/19/2018
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Joe Coleman
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 http://www.anshome.org.

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, June
12 and was completed on Tuesday, June 19 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 58th
Supplement (July 2017).

The top birds this week were WHITE-WINGED DOVE in VA and ROSEATE
SPOONBILL* in DE and MD.

Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, rails, SANDHILL
CRANE, shorebirds, terns, loons, ANHINGA, LEAST BITTERN,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, MISSISSIPPI KITE, PEREGRINE FALCON, COMMON
RAVEN, sparrows, MOURNING WARBLER, EASTERN MEADOWLARK and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was photographed June 12 in the Martin Yard,
Chincoteague, Accomack Co, VA and seen again on the 13th.

A ROSEATE SPOONBILL* was seen June 13 at Big Stone Beach, Kent Co, DE;
one was also seen June 15 at Ted Harvey WMA, Kent Co, DE. A ROSEATE
SPOONBILL* was found June 17 in the marsh at North Beach, Calvert Co,
MD and was seen again on June 18. While it has been moving around
several viewers have reported getting good looks at it from the
guardrail on Rte 261 (Bay Ave).

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Out-of-season waterfowl included a report of 10 SNOW GEESE mixed in
with Canada Geese at Ocean Pines, Worcester Co, MD on June 17. Four
TRUMPETER SWANS, two of which appeared to be first year birds, were
seen June 15 at Wooton's Landing, Patuxent River Park, Anne Arundel
Co, MD before flying north. A continuing TUNDRA SWAN was seen June 15
at Kinder farm Park, Anne Arundel Co, MD. One was also seen June 18 at
Southwest Area Park, Baltimore Co, MD. The continuing TUNDRA SWAN at
Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA was seen throughout the week.

Other lingering waterfowl this past week included a SURF SCOTER on
June 12 and 14 at Swan Creek Wetland/Cox Creek DMCF, Anne Arundel Co,
MD; a BLACK SCOTER on June 14 on Hog Island, Queen Anne's Co, MD; a
LONG-TAILED DUCK at Beverly-Triton Beach, Anne Arundel Co, MD on June
15; and BUFFLEHEADS in a variety of locations. Lingering ducks in VA
included a REDHEAD seen June 16 at Tailrace Park, John H. Kerr
Reservoir, Mecklenburg, Co, VA and a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER June 12 at
First Landing SP, Virginia Beach, VA.

A SORA was seen June 13 at the Shenandoah Wetlands (Cold Springs Rd),
Augusta Co, VA. A COMMON GALLINULE was seen June 16 on Hart-Miller
Island, Baltimore Co, MD.

Two SANDHILL CRANES were seen June 16 along Woodlands Church Rd,
Rockingham Co, VA.

The two WILSON'S PLOVERS on Metompkin Island in Accomack Co, VA were
seen again on June 17. A PIPING PLOVER was reported June 16 at
Grandview Nature Preserve, Hampton Co, VA.

A single GULL-BILLED TERN was seen June 18 flying over Shearness Pool,
Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE. A COMMON TERN was seen again at Rocky
Gap SP in Allegany Co, MD on June 14.

A RED-THROATED LOON was seen June 18 at Point Comfort station, Cape
Henlopen SP, Sussex Co, DE. A COMMON LOON was seen June 15 just
upstream from the dam on Smith Mountain Lake, Bedford Co, VA.

A male and female ANHINGA were seen together and photographed June 17
at the Carson Wetland, Prince George Co, VA.

A LEAST BITTERN was heard at the Shenandoah Wetlands (Cool Springs
Rd), Augusta Co, VA on June 13. Another LEAST BITTERN was heard June
14 at Ragged Island WMA, Isle of Wight Co, VA.

On June 13 and 18 a single YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen flying
upstream from the C&O Canal, NW DC. On June 17 one was seen at Hains
Point, East Potomac Park, SW DC.

MISSISSIPPI KITES continue to be seen in a wide variety of locations
including one seen June 16 from the C&O Canal, Glen Echo, Montgomery
Co, MD. Another was seen throughout the week in NW DC from a grassy
area across from 5525-5529 Potomac Ave.

Two PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen June 14 at the Loudoun Water
Authority, Loudoun Co, VA.

The COMMON RAVENS at Bateau Pond in Terrapin Nature Park in Queen
Anne's Co, MD were seen again on June 12 and 13.

A lingering WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen again on June 12, 14, and
17 at the Chester River Field Research Center (private), Queen Anne's
Co, MD. A continuing VESPER SPARROW was seen June 12 and 17 along E
Ruhl Rd near Peterman Rd, Baltimore Co, MD.

Three MOURNING WARBLERS were seen June 15 on Upper Sapling Ridge,
Highland Co, VA. Also in Highland Co, two MOURNING WARBLERS were seen
June 16 on the Virginia side of Paddy Knob.

DICKCISSELS continued in healthy numbers at a number of locations in
the reporting area, with sightings along Passwaters Farm Rd, Sussex
Co, DE on June 15 and 18; Ironshire Station Rd, Worcester Co, MD
throughout the week; Underwood Rd, Howard Co, MD on June 12 and 14; at
Oaks Landfill (private), Montgomery Co, MD, on June 16; at 30628 State
Rte 613, Waverly, Sussex Co, VA on June 13; in Bristoe Station
Battlefield, Prince William Co, VA on June 15; at T. Clay Wood School,
Prince William Co, VA on June 16; at 31019 Petersburg Rd, Sussex Co,
VA on June 17; and near the junction of Swan and Silo Rds, Appomattox
Co, VA on June 14 and 17.

***

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

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606,
http://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: 6/19/18 11:09 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Dangerous weed - Hampton Roads area
On 6/19/18, JimC <jimcancil...> wrote:
> Sorry - I should have noted why I posted this 'off topic' notice. I spend
> time in/around Poison Ivy, wild raspberry and Multiflora Rose. My wife goes
> on birding outings, most of which have been guided, in Florida, VA, MD and
> Panama but we have never seen or heard of a plant with this much potential
> for harm - so close. It was only an alert for those of you who push thru
> rough to do your spotting.

It was appreciated, tho maybe went into the detail "weeds" more than
necessary :)

BTW it would be nice if you would employ a SIGBLOCK so people would
know where in general you hail from...

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

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Date: 6/19/18 10:53 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Dangerous weed - Hampton Roads area

Sorry - I should have noted why I posted this 'off topic' notice. I spend time in/around Poison Ivy, wild raspberry and Multiflora Rose. My wife goes on birding outings, most of which have been guided, in Florida, VA, MD and Panama but we have never seen or heard of a plant with this much potential for harm - so close. It was only an alert for those of you who push thru rough to do your spotting.

Jim

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Date: 6/19/18 8:34 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
As of 11:15 the spoonbill was on a piling by the beach across the road from the wetland. Approx coordinates: (38.7129291,-76.5300969)

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 19, 2018, at 7:55 AM, 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>
> The spoonbill is currently in view from the boardwalk at the Wetlands Overlook Park
>
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> On Monday, June 18, 2018 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>
> Tony et al.:
>
> Below is a Google Map screen shot of the area. The blue pin is the viewing area best in the afternoon at the end of Dayton Ave. North Beach Marsh is the entire complex north, west and east of that. Walton Beach is the pond to the east of Bay Ave (text marked on the map north of 9th St.) where the ROSP has been most cooperative (except for me this morning).
>
> Hog Point is in Anne Arundel.
>
>
> Tyler Bell
> <jtylerbell...>
> California, Maryland
>
>
>
>
>
> On Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:07:46 AM EDT, Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> wrote:
>
>
> I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that location.
>
> Any clarification would be gratefully received.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Tony Futcher
> Hyattsville, MD
> <tonyfutcher1...>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
> To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
> Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
> Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
>
> The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD
>
> > On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
> >
> > The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
> >
> > Joe Hanfman
> > Columbia, MD
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Date: 6/19/18 7:44 am
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Sandwich Tern, Ocean City
One carries food for young? Flew south pass ocean city convention center. Lots of terns going up and down the bay. There will be road closure in and out of ocean city inlet tomorrow for Maryland state firemen convention parade. Closure: Entire Baltimore Avenue and philadelphia rd south toward inlet blocks south of rot 50 bridge. - Kevin Graff.

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Date: 6/19/18 7:43 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wood duck to Screech Owl to GC Flycatcher residence
Since Screech Owls are nocturnal hunters, it may have moved closer to the feeders for rodents coming at night. Mice, rats voles, etc., but not to catch birds I wouldn't think.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 6/19/18 6:21 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Dangerous weed - Hampton Roads area
Copy/paste...

Officials have warned the public against touching giant hogweed, which can burn the skin and cause blindness, after it was spotted for the first time in Virginia.

Also known as Heracleum mantegazzianum, giant hogweed has a clear, watery sap which can burn the skin and cause painful blistering when combined with moisture and sunlight. The resulting blisters can leave behind permanent scarring. This process, known as phytophotodermatitis, happens when the sap makes the skin more sensitive to sunlight.

After the blisters have healed, the skin can remain sensitive to light for many years, officials in Virginia warned.

On Wednesday, the Isle of Wight County, Virginia issued a safety alert stating giant hogweed had been found in the state.

“Giant Hogweed makes poison ivy look like a walk in the park,” officials warned on the Isle of Wight County Virginia Facebook page.

The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech university, which researches the state’s flora, confirmed it had identified the first giant hogweed population in Clark County.

Officials stress giant hogweed must only be handled when wearing protective clothing such as eye protection, coveralls, and rubber gloves. The plant should not be mown or cut using mechanical equipment, as this can expose skin to the sap and a new plant will regrow unless its roots are removed. It must be disposed of using heavy duty garbage bags.

Blisters can form within 48 hours after a person has touched the plant. Those whose skin comes into contact with giant hogweed are advised to wash the area with soap and cold water as soon as possible, and protect it from sunlight for 48 hours. If it enters the eyes, they should be rinsed with water and sunglasses should be worn. Anyone who has a reaction to the plant should visit a physician, according to New York State.

The plant has been placed on the Virginia Invasive Plants Early Detection Species list, meaning that while it does not grow widely in the state it has been known to thrive in similar habitats. Members of the public who spot the plant have been asked to contact the The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Giant hogweed is already found in the Pacific Northwest, and the northeastern states of New York, Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. It has also been reported in one country in North Carolina, according to the Virginia Invasive species register.

The federal government has listed the plant as a noxious weed, alongside the states of Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont and Washington.

A perennial herb, giant hogweed originated in the western Caucasus Mountain range in West Asia, and is believed to have spread around the world by collectors working for botanical gardens. It can grow up to 14 feet or more, and is a member of the carrot family.


Jim

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Date: 6/19/18 6:11 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Swallow sconces
The swallows want to build their mud forts directly over our entry door. I have to continue to sweep the mud off the wall to deterr them. Last year I built small cedar sconces on either side of the porch. After not getting their way over the door, they finally took the hint. Only about three chicks this year - there were 6+ last year. They are really cheerful little birds and put up with me, the dog, a feral cat and all the typical comings-n-goings.

Jim

...the only real negative - you need a catch pan for the guano. It has a negative effect on painted surfaces.

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Date: 6/19/18 6:03 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wood duck to Screech Owl to GC Flycatcher residence
I had duck boxes in the marsh but the State put better ones across the creek in their WMA. I put four around the house area and get 1-2 Screech Owls typically. This box was occupied early spring with a Screech Owl .. then he/she moved to another closer to the house (photo); better to watch the feeders.

As soon as the flycathers fledge, I will mount my security cam directly on the box so we can watch takeoff-and-landings.

Jim

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Date: 6/19/18 5:49 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Mosquito control and hummers
On Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 6:06:21 PM UTC-4, Pat Valdata, Elkton wrote:
> I had just hung up the hummingbird feeder with fresh nectar when I saw the state's mosquito sprayer starting to make passes over our neighborhood. Does anyone know if the insecticide they use would cause a problem if any of the mist fell onto or in the feeder?
>
>
> In other news, there are a lot of baby birds out and about. The Chipping Sparrow continues to feed bugs and seeds to its baby. The Grackles seem to have weaned their baby, much to its dismay. I could hear baby Robins in the front yard, and one of the Mallards swam by with a bunch of little ones.
>
>
>
> Pat Valdata
> Crisfield, MD
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone



Over in my county, Wicomico, you pay for the county's PU truck to come 'spray your driveway'. We have never done it. A. we are directly on the marsh - 'like that would help. B. Our drive terminates a bit from the house - 'like that would help.

The heavy rains of a few weeks ago have produced a crop the likes we have never seen.

Jim

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Date: 6/19/18 5:39 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers and Squirrels
On Friday, June 15, 2018 at 6:17:59 AM UTC-4, huey1226 wrote:
> Finally my Hummingbirds returned after a 4-5 week hiatus. I saw 3 juvenile/female type and a beautiful male at the feeders this morning. Also returning to the oasis today are the 2 Red Squirrels after a similar absence. I hope they had babies and want me to meet them!
>
> Attached below are a picture and a video of my NWF habitat, in full bloom! Enjoy your summer.

I second Diane. Nice setting. JIm

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Date: 6/19/18 4:55 am
From: 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
The spoonbill is currently in view from the boardwalk at the Wetlands Overlook Park

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On Monday, June 18, 2018 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:

Tony et al.:


Below is a Google Map screen shot of the area. The blue pin is the viewing area best in the afternoon at the end of Dayton Ave. North Beach Marsh is the entire complex north, west and east of that. Walton Beach is the pond to the east of Bay Ave (text marked on the map north of 9th St.) where the ROSP has been most cooperative (except for me this morning).


Hog Point is in Anne Arundel.



Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland






On Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:07:46 AM EDT, Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> wrote:



I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that location.


Any clarification would be gratefully received.


Thank you,

Tony Futcher

Hyattsville, MD
<tonyfutcher1...>



-----Original Message-----

From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill

The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>
> The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD

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Date: 6/19/18 4:14 am
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate spoonbill
Presently on beach at mouth of outlet creek—I.e. east of the road.

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Date: 6/18/18 8:30 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] WHY DOES THE Middletown Chimney Swift roost continue...???
Another week on and the same result? It's past time for these birds
to have moved on if they were "in migration" even given the rotten,
wet weather we've been having the last 3-4 weeks.

Does the roost result from a lack of nesting sites?

I'll keep monitoring. At the moment Jupiter is an added attraction to
the west of and above the chimney & showing well @2055.

See a link below with directions...

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

On 6/12/18, JAMES SPEICHER wrote:
> I stopped by Monday eve and found 50+/- birds still using the roost
> adjacent to the LDS gas station/convenience store. One group had
> settled into the roost by 2041 with another settling in about 10'
> later with a few stragglers still about when I left before 2100.
>
> For directions see:
> http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=1431897

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Date: 6/18/18 3:58 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
If it doesn’t move by sunset I’ll probably stop by early morning before work to see if it’s still hanging around!

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> On Jun 18, 2018, at 3:53 PM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>
> Jim
> I guess I need to fix the file name.
> Cheers
> George
>
> Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
>
> On Monday, June 18, 2018, 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>
> Hi Folks,
>
> The spoonbill is currently sleeping on the beach at the mouth of the creek just south of Hog Point. All of the beach is in Calvert County and part of Walton Beach Park [owned by the Town of North Beach]. It is viewable from the guardrail along Rt. 261 = Bay Avenue.
>
> Jim
>
> Jim Stasz
> 9119 Bay Avenue
> North Beach MD
> <jlstasz...>
>
>
>
> In a message dated 6/18/2018 11:36:01 AM Eastern Standard Time, <mdbirding...> writes:
>
> Tony et al.:
>
> Below is a Google Map screen shot of the area. The blue pin is the viewing area best in the afternoon at the end of Dayton Ave. North Beach Marsh is the entire complex north, west and east of that. Walton Beach is the pond to the east of Bay Ave (text marked on the map north of 9th St.) where the ROSP has been most cooperative (except for me this morning).
>
> Hog Point is in Anne Arundel.
>
>
> Tyler Bell
> <jtylerbell...>
> California, Maryland
>
>
>
>
>
> On Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:07:46 AM EDT, Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> wrote:
>
>
> I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that location.
>
> Any clarification would be gratefully received.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Tony Futcher
> Hyattsville, MD
> <tonyfutcher1...>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
> To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
> Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
> Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
>
> The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD
>
> > On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
> >
> > The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
> >
> > Joe Hanfman
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Date: 6/18/18 12:53 pm
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
Jim
I guess I need to fix the file name.
Cheers
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On Monday, June 18, 2018, 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:

Hi Folks,

The spoonbill is currently sleeping on the beach at the mouth of the creek just south of Hog Point. All of the beach is in Calvert County and part of Walton Beach Park [owned by the Town of North Beach]. It is viewable from the guardrail along Rt. 261 = Bay Avenue.

Jim

Jim Stasz
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In a message dated 6/18/2018 11:36:01 AM Eastern Standard Time, <mdbirding...> writes:

Tony et al.:

Below is a Google Map screen shot of the area. The blue pin is the viewing area best in the afternoon at the end of Dayton Ave. North Beach Marsh is the entire complex north, west and east of that. Walton Beach is the pond to the east of Bay Ave (text marked on the map north of 9th St.) where the ROSP has been most cooperative (except for me this morning).

Hog Point is in Anne Arundel.


Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland





On Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:07:46 AM EDT, Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> wrote:


I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that location.

Any clarification would be gratefully received.

Thank you,

Tony Futcher
Hyattsville, MD
<tonyfutcher1...>


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill

The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>
> The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD

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Date: 6/18/18 11:53 am
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Maryland Roseate Spoonbill - previous records
MDBirders:

FYI ... The North Beach bird represents the fourth report for
Maryland. The three prior reports are accepted records:

MD/1983-001
Somerset County, Smith Island
04/14/1979 - 09/19/1979
One bird.
Published in MB 35(3):67-68.
Accepted in 1985.

MD/1997-455
Somerset County, Smith Island, Glenn L Martin NWR, Captain Dan's
Island / Cherry Tree Island
07/11/1996 - 08/23/1996
One immature.
Reportedly the bird was seen on two intermediate dates besides 7/11 &
8/23.
Published in MB 53(3):88. FN 50(5):937. FN 51(1):35. Two color slides
by M Haramis.
Accepted in 1997.

MD/2009-061
Worcester County, Ocean City, 146th Street - at the MD/DE boundary
06/24/2009 - 07/01/2009
One bird.
Flew from Delaware into Maryland on 6/24. Subsequently reported in MD
several times and photographed.
Published in MYT 29(4):13. NAB 63(4):579. One digital web image by K
Kalasz. Last reported in MD by D Murphy on 7/1 [and apparently also by
B Pitney.]
Accepted in 2010.


FYI ... my sighting report for the current bird is here ...

https://birdimagery.wordpress.com/2018/06/18/sighting-report-roseate-spoonbill-2018-06-17-north-beach-marsh-calvert-county-md/

Phil

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Date: 6/18/18 11:12 am
From: 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
Hi Folks,
 
The spoonbill is currently sleeping on the beach at the mouth of the creek just south of Hog Point. All of the beach is in Calvert County and part of Walton Beach Park [owned by the Town of North Beach]. It is viewable from the guardrail along Rt. 261  =  Bay Avenue.
 
Jim
 
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North Beach MD
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In a message dated 6/18/2018 11:36:01 AM Eastern Standard Time, <mdbirding...> writes:

 
Tony et al.:

Below is a Google Map screen shot of the area. The blue pin is the viewing area best in the afternoon at the end of Dayton Ave. North Beach Marsh is the entire complex north, west and east of that. Walton Beach is the pond to the east of Bay Ave (text marked on the map north of 9th St.) where the ROSP has been most cooperative (except for me this morning).

Hog Point is in Anne Arundel.
 

Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland

Inline image



 
On Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:07:46 AM EDT, Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> wrote:
 
 
I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that location.  
Any clarification would be gratefully received.
 
Thank you,

Tony Futcher
Hyattsville, MD
<tonyfutcher1...>


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill

The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>
> The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD

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Date: 6/18/18 10:20 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] GPS Coordinates by app
Thanks Sharon. Here’s another GPS coordinate tip: the Compass app that’s built into iPhone shows GPS coordinates at the bottom of the compass screen. If I want to share coordinates or store them as a reference, I take a screenshot of the Compass screen; the screenshot can then be sent as an attachment by email or text. Quick and easy. It’s also possible to get coordinates from the built-in Maps app on an iPhone by dropping a pin and then clicking on it. But the Compass app method is quicker.



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From: <mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...>] On Behalf Of Sharon F1727
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2018 11:52 AM
Cc: Maryland & DC Birding
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill



There is an app called "MyGPSCoordinates" which makes determining and sharing your location extremely easy. More birders should use it!

Sharon Forsyth

Washington, DC



On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 11:35 AM, 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:

Tony et al.:



Below is a Google Map screen shot of the area. The blue pin is the viewing area best in the afternoon at the end of Dayton Ave. North Beach Marsh is the entire complex north, west and east of that. Walton Beach is the pond to the east of Bay Ave (text marked on the map north of 9th St.) where the ROSP has been most cooperative (except for me this morning).


Hog Point is in Anne Arundel.




Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland



Inline image





On Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:07:46 AM EDT, Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> wrote:





I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that location.



Any clarification would be gratefully received.



Thank you,

Tony Futcher

Hyattsville, MD
<tonyfutcher1...>



-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill

The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>
> The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD

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Date: 6/18/18 8:52 am
From: Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
There is an app called "MyGPSCoordinates" which makes determining and
sharing your location extremely easy. More birders should use it!
Sharon Forsyth
Washington, DC

On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 11:35 AM, 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC
Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:

> Tony et al.:
>
> Below is a Google Map screen shot of the area. The blue pin is the viewing
> area best in the afternoon at the end of Dayton Ave. North Beach Marsh is
> the entire complex north, west and east of that. Walton Beach is the pond
> to the east of Bay Ave (text marked on the map north of 9th St.) where the
> ROSP has been most cooperative (except for me this morning).
>
> Hog Point is in Anne Arundel.
>
>
> Tyler Bell
> <jtylerbell...>
> California, Maryland
>
> [image: Inline image]
>
>
>
> On Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:07:46 AM EDT, Tony Futcher <
> <tonyfutcher1...> wrote:
>
>
> I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or
> Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that
> location.
>
> Any clarification would be gratefully received.
>
> Thank you,
>
> Tony Futcher
> Hyattsville, MD
> <tonyfutcher1...>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
> To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
> Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
> Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
>
> The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh.
> Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the
> edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of
> us are seeing it.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD
>
> > On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
> >
> > The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew
> beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
> >
> > Joe Hanfman
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Date: 6/18/18 8:36 am
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
Tony et al.:

Below is a Google Map screen shot of the area. The blue pin is the viewing area best in the afternoon at the end of Dayton Ave. North Beach Marsh is the entire complex north, west and east of that. Walton Beach is the pond to the east of Bay Ave (text marked on the map north of 9th St.) where the ROSP has been most cooperative (except for me this morning).

Hog Point is in Anne Arundel.


Tyler Bell
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California, Maryland




On Monday, June 18, 2018, 11:07:46 AM EDT, Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...> wrote:

I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that location.
Any clarification would be gratefully received.
Thank you,

Tony FutcherHyattsville, MD
<tonyfutcher1...>


-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill

The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>
> The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD

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Date: 6/18/18 8:07 am
From: Tony Futcher <tonyfutcher1...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
I'm looking on Google maps and cannot find either North Beach Marsh or Walton Beach. I see Wetland overlook Park, which I suspect is that location.


Any clarification would be gratefully received.


Thank you,


Tony Futcher
Hyattsville, MD
<tonyfutcher1...>




-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
To: MD Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 8:16 am
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill

The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>
> The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD

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Date: 6/18/18 7:57 am
From: Andy Beiderman <aandyy...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
Still present, seen from guard rail on bay side of road. Tucked in among the geese, on the ground not on the pilings

Andrew Beiderman
Baltimore, MD

On Monday, June 18, 2018 at 9:18:23 AM UTC-4, Derek Hudgins wrote:
> As of 9:15 the spoonbill has flown to Walton Beach to the left of the pylons, behind the small pulloff and No Entry sign.
>
> Good birding,
> Derek Hudgins
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Date: 6/18/18 6:19 am
From: Derek Hudgins <derekhudgins...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
As of 9:15 the spoonbill has flown to Walton Beach to the left of the pylons, behind the small pulloff and No Entry sign.

Good birding,
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Date: 6/18/18 5:16 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Roseate Spoonbill
The spoonbill is currently being seen by many people at North Beach Marsh. Walk across the boardwalk. Take the path to your right, follow along the edge of the marsh for a couple of hundred yards. Not a great view but 11 of us are seeing it.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

> On Jun 18, 2018, at 7:42 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>
> The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD

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Date: 6/18/18 4:42 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Roseate Spoonbill
The spoonbill just flew at the far back if the North Beach Marsh. Flew beyond the trees. Not currently in sight. With Dan Hass and Anthony V.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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