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7/13/20 12:03 pm Bob Ringler <ringler.bob...> Re: [MDBirding] White-throated Sparrow in Bethesda, Mont. Co. Backyard
7/13/20 11:27 am John McKitterick <john.mckitterick...> Re: [MDBirding] White-throated Sparrow in Bethesda, Mont. Co. Backyard
7/13/20 9:17 am 'Jim Nelson' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] White-throated Sparrow in Bethesda, Mont. Co. Backyard
7/11/20 9:13 pm Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...> [MDBirding] Eastern Towhee juvenile
7/11/20 5:15 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] nearby Red-cockaded Woodpeckers
7/11/20 2:32 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] nearby Red-cockaded Woodpeckers
7/11/20 1:49 pm Rob Hilton <rob.hilton.2010...> [MDBirding] Re: nearby Red-cockaded Woodpeckers
7/11/20 1:36 pm Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> [MDBirding] Re: White tail on Indigo Bunting
7/11/20 11:35 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Northern Bobwhite at Lake Hallowell
7/11/20 10:16 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] nearby Red-cockaded Woodpeckers
7/11/20 10:15 am David Clark <clarkda2409...> [MDBirding] Northern Bobwhite at Lake Hallowell
7/11/20 3:20 am Dan Small <small.m.dan...> [MDBirding] White tail on Indigo Bunting
7/10/20 6:43 pm Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> [MDBirding] White tail on Indigo Bunting
7/8/20 6:25 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Reports of dead birds
7/8/20 6:22 am Sheila Salo <sheila.salo...> [MDBirding] Reports of dead birds
7/6/20 10:18 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Summer Tanager observations
7/6/20 9:43 am Jim Felley <jdfelley...> [MDBirding] Re: Summer Tanager observations
7/5/20 4:01 pm Howard Wu <howiewu1...> [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
7/5/20 3:55 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Re: Summer Tanager observations
7/4/20 7:28 pm Paul Budde <buddep...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
7/4/20 1:53 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] Talkin' More Bird Photography
7/4/20 10:59 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
7/4/20 10:44 am Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
7/4/20 10:24 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
7/4/20 7:24 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Summer Tanager observations
7/4/20 4:45 am Fran Toler <francestoler...> [MDBirding] Summer Tanager observations
7/4/20 4:36 am Fran Toler <francestoler...> [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
7/3/20 3:55 pm 'Peter Kaestner' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Bank Swallows in Cecil Co
7/3/20 11:55 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Is this avian pox on this house finch and should I take down the feeder for a while?
7/3/20 10:40 am Suzanne Richman <suzanne_richman...> Re: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park Golf Course
7/3/20 8:01 am Dianne Westbrook <edwestbrook1...> [MDBirding] Is this avian pox on this house finch and should I take down the feeder for a while?
7/3/20 3:24 am 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
7/2/20 8:22 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park Golf Course
7/2/20 6:16 pm Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park Golf Course
7/2/20 1:40 pm Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Triadelphia Reservoir
7/2/20 8:19 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, Egypt Road, Blackwater, June 24-July 1, 2020.
7/2/20 6:01 am 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Is this avian pox on this house finch and should I take down the feeder for a while?
7/1/20 6:25 pm scott bates <fennecfox1947...> [MDBirding] Re: Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
7/1/20 8:20 am Frank Marenghi <frank_marenghi...> [MDBirding] Re: Old Legislative Rd access
7/1/20 5:57 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] Cecil Sandhill Crane
6/30/20 8:59 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Old Legislative Rd access
6/30/20 8:42 am Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...> [MDBirding] Re: Old Legislative Rd access
6/30/20 7:34 am Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/30/20 6:43 am Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/30/20 5:26 am Sarah Kulis <skulis058...> Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/30/20 5:21 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/30/20 4:14 am Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...> Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/30/20 3:27 am Bud Poole <budpoole343...> [MDBirding] Old Legislative Rd access
6/29/20 9:18 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/29/20 9:05 pm Sarah Kulis <skulis058...> Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/29/20 8:56 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/29/20 8:52 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/29/20 8:22 pm Sarah Kulis <skulis058...> [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/29/20 8:13 pm Sarah Kulis <skulis058...> [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
6/29/20 4:08 pm Bud Poole <budpoole343...> [MDBirding] Old Legislative Rd access
6/29/20 1:45 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting at Ravens' stadium
6/29/20 1:00 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting at Ravens' stadium
6/29/20 9:39 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting at Ravens' stadium
6/29/20 8:45 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 8:07 am Matt Winter <winter360...> Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 8:07 am Matt Winter <winter360...> Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 7:59 am Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 7:57 am Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 7:47 am Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 7:47 am David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 7:38 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 7:35 am Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 7:30 am David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 6:56 am Matt Winter <winter360...> [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
6/29/20 4:41 am 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting at Ravens’ stadium
6/27/20 1:40 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] Talkin' Bird Photography
6/27/20 6:44 am Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...> [MDBirding] White-winged Dove - No
6/26/20 1:47 pm George Lauterbach <geldds...> [MDBirding] Chat???
6/26/20 9:10 am Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Red-headed Woodpecker
6/26/20 6:23 am Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...> [MDBirding] White-winged Dove No
6/25/20 8:47 am Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...> RE: [MDBirding] Re: White-winged Dove
6/25/20 8:18 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: White-winged Dove
6/25/20 7:59 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: White-winged Dove
6/25/20 7:52 am Andy Beiderman <aandyy...> [MDBirding] Re: White-winged Dove
6/25/20 5:25 am Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...> [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
6/25/20 4:46 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] WWDo hotspot
6/24/20 2:11 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Peregrine continues on National Basilica
6/24/20 1:43 pm David Moulton, Bethesda, MD <moulton.davidh...> [MDBirding] Peregrine continues on National Basilica
6/24/20 7:45 am Michael O'Sullivan <fr84wrdr...> Re: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
6/24/20 3:50 am Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...> [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
6/23/20 3:05 pm Bud Poole <budpoole343...> [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
6/23/20 12:22 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
6/23/20 12:10 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
6/23/20 11:21 am Derek Hudgins <derekhudgins...> Re: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
6/23/20 8:14 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Masonville Cove access
6/23/20 6:12 am Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...> Re: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
6/23/20 6:08 am Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...> [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
6/23/20 6:06 am David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MDBirding] [Extralimital/Virginia] The seasons
6/23/20 5:28 am Janet Ardam <gojanet10216...> Re: [MDBirding] [Extralimital/Virginia] The seasons
6/22/20 6:41 pm Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
6/22/20 6:16 pm Andy Martin <apmartin2...> [MDBirding] Re: Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
6/22/20 6:09 pm 'Scott Young' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
6/22/20 5:58 pm Scott Baron <baron.scott...> Re: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
6/22/20 4:59 pm Scott Young <wsyacy...> Re: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
6/22/20 12:16 pm Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
6/22/20 11:56 am Scott Young <wsyacy...> [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
6/22/20 9:11 am B Foy <prairiemerlin214...> Re: [MDBirding] Locations for viewing Brown Booby
6/21/20 4:36 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Locations for viewing Brown Booby
6/21/20 4:35 pm B Foy <prairiemerlin214...> [MDBirding] Locations for viewing Brown Booby
6/21/20 4:28 pm Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, Elliott Island Road, June 12-20, 2020.
6/21/20 3:09 pm John Stith <john.stith...> Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
6/21/20 2:11 pm jfstup <jfstup38...> [MDBirding] cliff swallows
6/21/20 11:21 am Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...> Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
6/21/20 7:36 am guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Fwd: [MDBirding] Chat???
6/21/20 6:48 am 'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Chat???
6/21/20 6:31 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Chat???
6/21/20 3:05 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] BBA
6/21/20 2:29 am John Stith <john.stith...> RE: [MDBirding] Chat???
6/20/20 8:16 pm Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] BBA
6/20/20 7:39 pm Richard Coyle <recbirding...> [MDBirding] BBA
6/20/20 1:14 pm Max Wilson <max.wilson...> [MDBirding] Common Loon at Violette’s Lock MoCo
6/20/20 9:23 am Haninah Levine <haninah...> [MDBirding] Off-topic: Red fox, Chillum Community Park
6/20/20 9:15 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> RE: [MDBirding] Chat???
6/20/20 8:01 am Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] how to contact MOS?
6/20/20 7:47 am 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> RE: [MDBirding] Chat???
6/20/20 7:13 am 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Chat???
6/20/20 6:39 am 'Rodney Burley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Chat???
6/20/20 5:21 am Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] Chat???
6/20/20 5:09 am andy connelly <andy.connelly64...> [MDBirding] Chat???
6/19/20 7:16 am Howard Wu <howiewu1...> [MDBirding] [Extralimital/Virginia] The seasons
6/16/20 3:39 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Prettyboy Reservoir, 06/16/20
6/16/20 3:32 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] rail trail, 06/16/20
6/16/20 3:25 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Inner Harbor, 06/15/20
6/16/20 1:55 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] Birding Unites Us
6/16/20 8:17 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Elliott Island Road, June 14, 2020
6/15/20 10:46 am Jim Rapp <dlitedirector...> [MDBirding] June 26-28: Summer Delmarva Birding Weekend & Sunset Seabird Safaris all summer
6/15/20 3:44 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Re: putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
6/14/20 1:37 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
6/14/20 5:23 am Dan Small <small.m.dan...> Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
6/14/20 4:52 am Fran Toler <francestoler...> Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
 
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Date: 7/13/20 12:03 pm
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White-throated Sparrow in Bethesda, Mont. Co. Backyard
Jim,
My database shows 42 July records before 2020 for Maryland and one in
DC. The breakdown by county is 5 in Anne Arundel, 6 in Baltimore County, 5
in Baltimore City, 1 in Calvert, 1 in Cecil, 3 in Frederick, 1 in Harford,
6 in Howard, 6 in Montgomery, 8 in Prince George's, and 1 in DC.
The breakdown by decades is 1 in the 1950s, 3 in the 1960s, 2 in the
1970s, 8 in the 1980s, 7 in the 1990s, 11 in the 2000s, and 11 in the 2010s.
There are no breeding records for the state but with another atlas
underway we are always hopeful.

On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 12:17 PM 'Jim Nelson' via Maryland & DC Birding <
<mdbirding...> wrote:

> As the saying goes, you could have knocked me over with a feather, or at
> least a bunch of feathers on a surprise bird.
>
> This lovely summer morning I was doing my daily breakfast on the deck,
> observing and counting birds, and watching for and recording activity for
> the Breeding Bird Atlas in my small suburban backyard in Bethesda, outside
> Washington, DC. A bird flew into my magnolia, and I focused on it
> expecting either a Song Sparrow or one of the many House Sparrows that
> visit my yard. I was amazed to see a tan-morph White-throated Sparrow. I
> immediately made mental notes of all the field marks and then reached for
> my camera, but the bird flew off before I could get a photo and has not
> returned.
>
> If this were the fourth week in September or the third week in May or any
> time between those, I would not have been surprised since those are the
> beginning and end of the White-throated Sparrow season in my yard based on
> nearly 40 years of observations at my house. My last sighting of a
> White-throated in my yard this year was May 13, exactly two months ago.
>
> I checked eBird for accepted July records in the MD/DC/VA area, and I
> found reports from the beginning of July in Clifton, Virginia, in Fairfax
> County, and north of Baltimore, and there are other July records in
> northern Virginia and Maryland in other years. The species account for
> White-throated Sparrow in Birds of the World online states --
> "Non-breeding birds occasionally observed in summer south to Arkansas,
> Tennessee, and Maryland."
>
> Really cool to have such an unusual bird in my yard in July, usually the
> doldrums for back yard birding in our area.
>
> I have had a productive spring and early summer atlasing in my yard in
> this weird first BBA3 year in the time of the coronavirus. So far I have
> confirmed 19 breeding species from observations in and from my yard, and an
> additional three species as I have been walking around my neighborhood. I
> suspect, but have not been able to confirm, at least another three.
>
> Jim Nelson
> Bethesda
>
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Date: 7/13/20 11:27 am
From: John McKitterick <john.mckitterick...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White-throated Sparrow in Bethesda, Mont. Co. Backyard
An addendum to Jim's note. Jim referred to Cornell Labs' Birds of the World
account of the White-throated Sparrow. The Birds of the World is a
comprehensive, scholarly, in-depth on-line reference work jammed packed
with information about each bird species; a subscription is required to
access these articles. But starting July 1st of this year, members of the
Maryland Ornithological Society are entitled to a 20% discount not
only to *Birds
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<https://mdbirds.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f42431b7d9cbe038259b933cd&id=14c528d5ce&e=bcec7ddde3>but
also Cornell's online courses on bird identification and song recognition
<https://mdbirds.us14.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f42431b7d9cbe038259b933cd&id=f732b456d7&e=bcec7ddde3>.
This discount is open to MOS members only and good for the year starting
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August 2021.

--John McKitterick
Columbia, MD
Vice-President, MOS


On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 12:23 PM 'Jim Nelson' via Maryland & DC Birding <
<mdbirding...> wrote:

> As the saying goes, you could have knocked me over with a feather, or at
> least a bunch of feathers on a surprise bird.
>
> This lovely summer morning I was doing my daily breakfast on the deck,
> observing and counting birds, and watching for and recording activity for
> the Breeding Bird Atlas in my small suburban backyard in Bethesda, outside
> Washington, DC. A bird flew into my magnolia, and I focused on it
> expecting either a Song Sparrow or one of the many House Sparrows that
> visit my yard. I was amazed to see a tan-morph White-throated Sparrow. I
> immediately made mental notes of all the field marks and then reached for
> my camera, but the bird flew off before I could get a photo and has not
> returned.
>
> If this were the fourth week in September or the third week in May or any
> time between those, I would not have been surprised since those are the
> beginning and end of the White-throated Sparrow season in my yard based on
> nearly 40 years of observations at my house. My last sighting of a
> White-throated in my yard this year was May 13, exactly two months ago.
>
> I checked eBird for accepted July records in the MD/DC/VA area, and I
> found reports from the beginning of July in Clifton, Virginia, in Fairfax
> County, and north of Baltimore, and there are other July records in
> northern Virginia and Maryland in other years. The species account for
> White-throated Sparrow in Birds of the World online states --
> "Non-breeding birds occasionally observed in summer south to Arkansas,
> Tennessee, and Maryland."
>
> Really cool to have such an unusual bird in my yard in July, usually the
> doldrums for back yard birding in our area.
>
> I have had a productive spring and early summer atlasing in my yard in
> this weird first BBA3 year in the time of the coronavirus. So far I have
> confirmed 19 breeding species from observations in and from my yard, and an
> additional three species as I have been walking around my neighborhood. I
> suspect, but have not been able to confirm, at least another three.
>
> Jim Nelson
> Bethesda
>
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Date: 7/13/20 9:17 am
From: 'Jim Nelson' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-throated Sparrow in Bethesda, Mont. Co. Backyard
As the saying goes, you could have knocked me over with a feather, or at least a bunch of feathers on a surprise bird.   
This lovely summer morning I was doing my daily breakfast on the deck, observing and counting birds, and watching for and recording activity for the Breeding Bird Atlas in my small suburban backyard in Bethesda, outside Washington, DC.  A bird flew into my magnolia, and I focused on it expecting either a Song Sparrow or one of the many House Sparrows that visit my yard.  I was amazed to see a tan-morph White-throated Sparrow.  I immediately made mental notes of all the field marks and then reached for my camera, but the bird flew off before I could get a photo and has not returned.
If this were the fourth week in September or the third week in May or any time between those, I would not have been surprised since those are the beginning and end of the White-throated Sparrow season in my yard based on nearly 40 years of observations at my house.  My last sighting of a White-throated in my yard this year was May 13, exactly two months ago.
I checked eBird for accepted July records in the MD/DC/VA area, and I found reports from the beginning of July in Clifton, Virginia, in Fairfax County, and north of Baltimore, and there are other July records in northern Virginia and Maryland in other years.  The species account for White-throated Sparrow in Birds of the World online states --  "Non-breeding birds occasionally observed in summer south to Arkansas, Tennessee, and Maryland."
Really cool to have such an unusual bird in my yard in July, usually the doldrums for back yard birding in our area.  
I have had a productive spring and early summer atlasing in my yard in this weird first BBA3 year in the time of the coronavirus.  So far I have confirmed 19 breeding species from observations in and from my yard, and an additional three species as I have been walking around my neighborhood.  I suspect, but have not been able to confirm, at least another three.
Jim NelsonBethesda

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Date: 7/11/20 9:13 pm
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Eastern Towhee juvenile


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I was birding on Friday at the Rickman Equestrian Center (one of my 2 MOCO atlas blocks) and literally had this juvenile hop out near my foot.

Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD
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Date: 7/11/20 5:15 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] nearby Red-cockaded Woodpeckers
I guess I left a "not hole" in my woodpecker message ... sorry ...


At 17:32 07/11/2020, Phil Davis wrote:

Yeah, there should have been a "not" in the sentence in the
penultimate paragraph ... Sorry for any confusion!

Although if you saw Rob Hilton's later message ... maybe an
occurrence is not out of the question!

PCD

At 13:15 07/11/2020, Phil Davis wrote:

Hi MDBirders:

FYI ...

This was a great season for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers at Piney
Grove Preserve in Wakefield, VA. Thirty-three (33) individuals
fledged during the past breeding season.

https://ccbbirds.org/2020/07/06/virginia-woodpeckers-have-record-production/

This location is less than 85 miles from Point Lookout, Saint
Mary's County and less than 90 miles from the SW corner of
Somerset County.

There are seven accepted records of this species for Maryland,
with other reports that were not fully documented. The first
MD record was from a traditional location at Golden Hill in
Dorchester County in 1932 with the last accepted record from
that same place in 1960. The latest MD record, statewide, was
a pair of birds at PWRC in Laurel in 1974. Their preferred
habitat is open pine woodlands.

The species is non-migratory and the odds of one showing up
again in MD are probably NOT great, but one did show up near
Chicago in Nov 2000. Out of range records are probably
generally due to dispersal caused by habitat loss, but the
birds in VA are being well-conserved.

However, they have feathers, so we can always hope ...

Phil

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Date: 7/11/20 2:32 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] nearby Red-cockaded Woodpeckers
Yeah, there should have been a "not" in the sentence in the penultimate
paragraph ... Sorry for any confusion!

Although if you saw Rob Hilton's later message ... maybe an occurrence
is not out of the question!

PCD

At 13:15 07/11/2020, Phil Davis wrote:

Hi MDBirders:

FYI ...

This was a great season for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers at Piney
Grove Preserve in Wakefield, VA. Thirty-three (33) individuals
fledged during the past breeding season.

https://ccbbirds.org/2020/07/06/virginia-woodpeckers-have-record-production/

This location is less than 85 miles from Point Lookout, Saint
Mary's County and less than 90 miles from the SW corner of
Somerset County.

There are seven accepted records of this species for Maryland,
with other reports that were not fully documented. The first MD
record was from a traditional location at Golden Hill in
Dorchester County in 1932 with the last accepted record from that
same place in 1960. The latest MD record, statewide, was a pair of
birds at PWRC in Laurel in 1974. Their preferred habitat is open
pine woodlands.

The species is non-migratory and the odds of one showing up again
in MD are probably NOT great, but one did show up near Chicago in
Nov 2000. Out of range records are probably generally due to
dispersal caused by habitat loss, but the birds in VA are being
well-conserved.

However, they have feathers, so we can always hope ...

Phil

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Date: 7/11/20 1:49 pm
From: Rob Hilton <rob.hilton.2010...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: nearby Red-cockaded Woodpeckers
Hi Phil et al.,

There was a Red-cockaded Woodpecker in an Annandale, Fairfax County,
Virginia back yard almost exactly 13 years ago -- July 21, 2007. I believe
that it was a one day. Two photos are here:
http://vsodoves.org/submissions?utf8=%E2%9C%93&field=common_name&search=Red-cockaded+Woodpecker&status%5B%5D=accepted&status%5B%5D=pending&status%5B%5D=new&status%5B%5D=incomplete&status%5B%5D=rejected&status%5B%5D=not_reviewable&per_page=10

Cheers,


Rob Hilton
Silver Spring

On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 1:16:02 PM UTC-4, Phil Davis wrote:
>
> Hi MDBirders:
>
> FYI ...
>
> This was a great season for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers at Piney Grove
> Preserve in Wakefield, VA. Thirty-three (33) individuals fledged during the
> past breeding season.
>
>
> https://ccbbirds.org/2020/07/06/virginia-woodpeckers-have-record-production/
>
> This location is less than 85 miles from Point Lookout, Saint Mary's
> County and less than 90 miles from the SW corner of Somerset County.
>
> There are seven accepted records of this species for Maryland, with other
> reports that were not fully documented. The first MD record was from a
> traditional location at Golden Hill in Dorchester County in 1932 with the
> last accepted record from that same place in 1960. The latest MD record,
> statewide, was a pair of birds at PWRC in Laurel in 1974. Their preferred
> habitat is open pine woodlands.
>
> The species is non-migratory and the odds of one showing up again in MD
> are probably great, but one did show up near Chicago in Nov 2000. Out of
> range records are probably generally due to dispersal caused by habitat
> loss, but the birds in VA are being well-conserved.
>
> However, they have feathers, so we can always hope ...
>
> Phil
>
> ===================================================
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> MD/DC Records Committee
> 2549 Vale Court
> Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA
> 301-261-0184
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Date: 7/11/20 1:36 pm
From: Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: White tail on Indigo Bunting
Thanks, Dan! I have learned from you about Indigo Buntings and the silvery
sheen to their tails. I've also corrected my eBird list regarding the sex
of the Orchard Orioles and will make a note not to try to sex
female-looking individuals during the breeding season. I appreciate your
feedback.

Cheryl Hogue
Silver Spring

On Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 6:20:19 AM UTC-4, Dan Small wrote:
>
> Hi Cheryl,
>
> Nice photos in your checklist.
>
> The underside of Indigo Bunting’s tail feathers have a natural silvery
> sheen to them. This is exacerbated in your photo because the top half of
> the tail is in a shadow. So I’d say there is nothing unusual going on with
> this bird.
>
> I noticed that you aged the Orchard Orioles (OROR) you saw. A note of
> caution with aging OROR in the field at this time. ORORs are early nesters
> (and migrants) so there are lots of young birds about. Young ORORs differ
> than a lot of passerines in that juvenile plumage does not look a whole lot
> different that 1st basic plumage (plumage they will spend the winter in,
> birds do this molt on the wintering grounds so we don’t actually see them
> in this plumage) which also is not a whole lot different from an adult
> female. So while putting an age on an adult male or second year male is
> easy right now, distinguishing between hatch-year birds (birds hatched this
> summer) of either sex and adult females is hard in the field without good
> looks or a good photo. The plumage on young birds is going to look really
> fresh, no wear on feather tips, and the yellow coloration is slightly
> different, softer looking to me. Also, the wing bars will be buffy.
>
> Dan Small
> Chestertown, MD

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Date: 7/11/20 11:35 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Northern Bobwhite at Lake Hallowell
Ha! Figures. Wild bobwhite didn’t make much sense there. I guess people should remove it from lists?

Matthew J. Felperin



> On Jul 11, 2020, at 1:15 PM, David Clark <clarkda2409...> wrote:
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Date: 7/11/20 10:16 am
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] nearby Red-cockaded Woodpeckers
Hi MDBirders:

FYI ...

This was a great season for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers at Piney Grove
Preserve in Wakefield, VA. Thirty-three (33) individuals fledged
during the past breeding season.

https://ccbbirds.org/2020/07/06/virginia-woodpeckers-have-record-production/

This location is less than 85 miles from Point Lookout, Saint Mary's
County and less than 90 miles from the SW corner of Somerset County.

There are seven accepted records of this species for Maryland, with
other reports that were not fully documented. The first MD record was
from a traditional location at Golden Hill in Dorchester County in
1932 with the last accepted record from that same place in 1960. The
latest MD record, statewide, was a pair of birds at PWRC in Laurel in
1974. Their preferred habitat is open pine woodlands.

The species is non-migratory and the odds of one showing up again in
MD are probably great, but one did show up near Chicago in Nov 2000.
Out of range records are probably generally due to dispersal caused by
habitat loss, but the birds in VA are being well-conserved.

However, they have feathers, so we can always hope ...

Phil

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301-261-0184
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Date: 7/11/20 10:15 am
From: David Clark <clarkda2409...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Northern Bobwhite at Lake Hallowell
This bird has been reported several times recently. However, today I heard it call and eventually tracked it down to a cage (!) behind one of the town houses backing on to a wooded area next to the lake (NW side). I saw one male bird in the cage.
I did see the immature Little Blue Heron though, so it was worth the trip!

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Date: 7/11/20 3:20 am
From: Dan Small <small.m.dan...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White tail on Indigo Bunting
Hi Cheryl,

Nice photos in your checklist.

The underside of Indigo Bunting’s tail feathers have a natural silvery sheen to them. This is exacerbated in your photo because the top half of the tail is in a shadow. So I’d say there is nothing unusual going on with this bird.

I noticed that you aged the Orchard Orioles (OROR) you saw. A note of caution with aging OROR in the field at this time. ORORs are early nesters (and migrants) so there are lots of young birds about. Young ORORs differ than a lot of passerines in that juvenile plumage does not look a whole lot different that 1st basic plumage (plumage they will spend the winter in, birds do this molt on the wintering grounds so we don’t actually see them in this plumage) which also is not a whole lot different from an adult female. So while putting an age on an adult male or second year male is easy right now, distinguishing between hatch-year birds (birds hatched this summer) of either sex and adult females is hard in the field without good looks or a good photo. The plumage on young birds is going to look really fresh, no wear on feather tips, and the yellow coloration is slightly different, softer looking to me. Also, the wing bars will be buffy.

Dan Small
Chestertown, MD

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Date: 7/10/20 6:43 pm
From: Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White tail on Indigo Bunting
Was at Annapolis Junction on a successful search for the Dickcissel this
evening when I snapped some images of a singing Indigo Bunting on a light
pole. The bird's tail seemed whiter than any I've ever seen before. Is this
natural variation or possible leucism?

Pix on this eBird list: https://ebird.org/atlasmddc/checklist/S71331382

Cheryl Hogue, Silver Spring

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Date: 7/8/20 6:25 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Reports of dead birds
Can they be identified? If nestlings, they may have succumbed to a cat.
That happened here once - though the cat connection was inferred...

Jim S

On Wed, Jul 8, 2020, 9:22 AM Sheila Salo <sheila.salo...> wrote:

> A resident of our small town has reported four unidentified dead birds in
> his yard. If there have been other similar reports, I would like to know.
>
> Sheila Salo
> Cheverly, MD
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Date: 7/8/20 6:22 am
From: Sheila Salo <sheila.salo...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Reports of dead birds
A resident of our small town has reported four unidentified dead birds in
his yard. If there have been other similar reports, I would like to know.

Sheila Salo
Cheverly, MD

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Date: 7/6/20 10:18 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Summer Tanager observations
Referencing the recent article concerning the "drift" in the ending of the
WTSP song, it was interesting to hear these Canadian researchers
characterize the song as, "Oh Sweet Canada, Canada, Canada," b4 the
reduction in syllables at the end. Of course we were all taught to hear the
song as "Old Sam Peabody, Peabody, Peabody."

I think the lessons are that
1. It's hard to unlearn training
2. Even without, or maybe especially without training, we all hear
differently.

I've never discovered the identity of the "Pit-Chew-It" bird I chanced upon
recently, but someone else hearing it may have given a description that
would have led to an ID.

Jim S

On Mon, Jul 6, 2020, 12:43 PM Jim Felley <jdfelley...> wrote:

> I agree with Marcia. The Scarlet Tanager sounds more hoarse to me. And I
> agree with both Jim and Marcia: The call notes of the two birds are
> different (my interpretation is Scarlet: Chip-burr, Summer:
> Pit-ee-tuck). Singing birds tend to include their distinctive calls in
> their songs, so if you listen long enough, you should hear the definitive
> sounds.
>
> Jim
>
> Jim Felley
> Gaithersburg MD
>
> On Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 6:55:47 AM UTC-4 James Wilson wrote:
>
>> Summer Tanagers breed along a section of John Brown Road in Queen Anne's
>> County. They were in two different locations this spring and summer. I
>> walk that section of road nearly every day so I have become familiar with
>> their song and calls.
>>
>> For the song: the birds I hear usually have the call note mixed in with
>> their song.
>>
>> For the call: I almost always hear the 3 note call. I assigned the words
>> "pick-e-tuck." For some reason this year, this phrase started to work
>> better: three-p-Oh. Yes, the Star Wars robot. If you ever teach kids
>> about a Scarlet Tanager, teach them this. It is much easier to remember
>> than pick-e-tuck.
>>
>> As always, whatever works best for you!
>>
>> Jim Wilson
>> Queenstown
>>
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Date: 7/6/20 9:43 am
From: Jim Felley <jdfelley...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Summer Tanager observations
I agree with Marcia. The Scarlet Tanager sounds more hoarse to me. And I
agree with both Jim and Marcia: The call notes of the two birds are
different (my interpretation is Scarlet: Chip-burr, Summer:
Pit-ee-tuck). Singing birds tend to include their distinctive calls in
their songs, so if you listen long enough, you should hear the definitive
sounds.

Jim

Jim Felley
Gaithersburg MD

On Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 6:55:47 AM UTC-4 James Wilson wrote:

> Summer Tanagers breed along a section of John Brown Road in Queen Anne's
> County. They were in two different locations this spring and summer. I
> walk that section of road nearly every day so I have become familiar with
> their song and calls.
>
> For the song: the birds I hear usually have the call note mixed in with
> their song.
>
> For the call: I almost always hear the 3 note call. I assigned the words
> "pick-e-tuck." For some reason this year, this phrase started to work
> better: three-p-Oh. Yes, the Star Wars robot. If you ever teach kids
> about a Scarlet Tanager, teach them this. It is much easier to remember
> than pick-e-tuck.
>
> As always, whatever works best for you!
>
> Jim Wilson
> Queenstown
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Date: 7/5/20 4:01 pm
From: Howard Wu <howiewu1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
Although I admit that the difference between the two songs are noticeable,
I don't think they sound all that different. One is just a slight variation
of the other. I wonder if the "viral" one can spontaneously emerge from
multiple populations.

Howard Wu
Herndon, VA

On Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:24:20 AM UTC-4, Marcy Stutzman wrote:
>
> Here's an interesting article published in Current Biology about
> White-throated Sparrows that gives us all something interesting to be
> listening for when they return!
>
> Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
>
> Published:July 02, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.084
>
> Marcy Stutzman
> Russett, MD 20724
>
>
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Date: 7/5/20 3:55 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Summer Tanager observations
Summer Tanagers breed along a section of John Brown Road in Queen Anne's
County. They were in two different locations this spring and summer. I
walk that section of road nearly every day so I have become familiar with
their song and calls.

For the song: the birds I hear usually have the call note mixed in with
their song.

For the call: I almost always hear the 3 note call. I assigned the words
"pick-e-tuck." For some reason this year, this phrase started to work
better: three-p-Oh. Yes, the Star Wars robot. If you ever teach kids
about a Scarlet Tanager, teach them this. It is much easier to remember
than pick-e-tuck.

As always, whatever works best for you!

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Queenstown


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Date: 7/4/20 7:28 pm
From: Paul Budde <buddep...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
They're saying the Peabody has become a peabod. A doublet instead of a
triplet.

I listened to audio of White-throated Sparrows from western Canada in
ebird. I found a nice, clear example of this doublet variant from Edmonton
from a few years ago. But some other songs from British Columbia so slurred
the last phrase of the song that I couldn't tell if it was trying to be a
triplet or a doublet.

Paul

Paul Budde
Washington, DC

On Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 1:59 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:

> The video in the new link gives the songs... thanks!
>
> I missed it if it was in the first link.
>
> Graphics show the continuedprevalence of the traditional song for us...
>
> Jim S
>
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 1:44 PM Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...> wrote:
>
>> https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)30771-5
>>
>>
>> On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 1:24 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I didn't find that the paper actually described the song version? Are
>>> they saying that "Peabody" has become something other, or that it is only
>>> intoned twice and not 3x?
>>>
>>> I have observed a radical change in the song of Song Sparrows over the
>>> past ~40 years...
>>>
>>> Jim S
>>>
>>> On Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 7:36 AM Fran Toler <francestoler...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I read that article with interest, and I’d be curious what others have
>>>> observed about our local winter residents. Seems to me they all sing the
>>>> three-beat classic version (when they aren’t singing a fragment).
>>>> Fran Toler
>>>>
>>>> On Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:24:20 AM UTC-4, Marcy Stutzman wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Here's an interesting article published in Current Biology about
>>>>> White-throated Sparrows that gives us all something interesting to be
>>>>> listening for when they return!
>>>>>
>>>>> Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
>>>>>
>>>>> Published:July 02, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.084
>>>>>
>>>>> Marcy Stutzman
>>>>> Russett, MD 20724
>>>>>
>>>>>
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Date: 7/4/20 1:53 pm
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Subject: [MDBirding] Talkin' More Bird Photography
Happy Independence Day, MD and DC birders. And am I grateful to be living
in the "the greatest country on God's green earth." I hope you like both
that sentiment and these bird photography pointers
<https://birdpartner.com/2020/07/04/more-bird-photography/>.

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Date: 7/4/20 10:59 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
The video in the new link gives the songs... thanks!

I missed it if it was in the first link.

Graphics show the continuedprevalence of the traditional song for us...

Jim S



On Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 1:44 PM Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...> wrote:

> https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)30771-5
>
>
> On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 1:24 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
> wrote:
>
>> I didn't find that the paper actually described the song version? Are
>> they saying that "Peabody" has become something other, or that it is only
>> intoned twice and not 3x?
>>
>> I have observed a radical change in the song of Song Sparrows over the
>> past ~40 years...
>>
>> Jim S
>>
>> On Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 7:36 AM Fran Toler <francestoler...> wrote:
>>
>>> I read that article with interest, and I’d be curious what others have
>>> observed about our local winter residents. Seems to me they all sing the
>>> three-beat classic version (when they aren’t singing a fragment).
>>> Fran Toler
>>>
>>> On Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:24:20 AM UTC-4, Marcy Stutzman wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Here's an interesting article published in Current Biology about
>>>> White-throated Sparrows that gives us all something interesting to be
>>>> listening for when they return!
>>>>
>>>> Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
>>>>
>>>> Published:July 02, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.084
>>>>
>>>> Marcy Stutzman
>>>> Russett, MD 20724
>>>>
>>>>
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Date: 7/4/20 10:44 am
From: Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(20)30771-5


On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 1:24 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:

> I didn't find that the paper actually described the song version? Are they
> saying that "Peabody" has become something other, or that it is only
> intoned twice and not 3x?
>
> I have observed a radical change in the song of Song Sparrows over the
> past ~40 years...
>
> Jim S
>
> On Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 7:36 AM Fran Toler <francestoler...> wrote:
>
>> I read that article with interest, and I’d be curious what others have
>> observed about our local winter residents. Seems to me they all sing the
>> three-beat classic version (when they aren’t singing a fragment).
>> Fran Toler
>>
>> On Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:24:20 AM UTC-4, Marcy Stutzman wrote:
>>>
>>> Here's an interesting article published in Current Biology about
>>> White-throated Sparrows that gives us all something interesting to be
>>> listening for when they return!
>>>
>>> Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
>>>
>>> Published:July 02, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.084
>>>
>>> Marcy Stutzman
>>> Russett, MD 20724
>>>
>>>
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Date: 7/4/20 10:24 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
I didn't find that the paper actually described the song version? Are they
saying that "Peabody" has become something other, or that it is only
intoned twice and not 3x?

I have observed a radical change in the song of Song Sparrows over the past
~40 years...

Jim S

On Sat, Jul 4, 2020, 7:36 AM Fran Toler <francestoler...> wrote:

> I read that article with interest, and I’d be curious what others have
> observed about our local winter residents. Seems to me they all sing the
> three-beat classic version (when they aren’t singing a fragment).
> Fran Toler
>
> On Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:24:20 AM UTC-4, Marcy Stutzman wrote:
>>
>> Here's an interesting article published in Current Biology about
>> White-throated Sparrows that gives us all something interesting to be
>> listening for when they return!
>>
>> Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
>>
>> Published:July 02, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.084
>>
>> Marcy Stutzman
>> Russett, MD 20724
>>
>>
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Date: 7/4/20 7:24 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Summer Tanager observations
Fran,

For Summer Tanager, Sibley says “Call a descending series of hard, unmusical notes pituk to pikitukituk; also a more rapid, descending rattle kdddd- rrrddi. Flight call a soft, wheezy veedrr or verree.”

The one that sounds like “pikitukukituk” is the one that usually gets my attention here in PG County.

As for the song, to me the voice of Scarlet is much more hoarse and robust. Also they often throw in an emphatic “chip-burr” call note.

To me the Summer’s song is more clear and less hoarse, but some of the notes in the Summer’s song sound like the bird is singing two notes at once, reminiscent of a thrush.

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> On Jul 4, 2020, at 7:45 AM, Fran Toler <francestoler...> wrote:
>
> This summer I have been more attuned to Summer Tanagers and have been pleased to find several breeding locations on my regular walks. I think I have often overlooked them in the past. I have two questions:
> 1) Listening in the evening for their “Pitik!” Call is a great way to figure out where they are. However 90% of the calling I have heard around here is a 3-beat “Pi-ti-tik!” I have looked through Cornell Birds of the world and other sources trying to figure out if this is common, regional, super specific to this area, or what. Every source supports the two syllable call note.
> 2) Does anyone have a clever way to distinguish the songs of Summer vs Scarlet Tanager? They sound slightly different to me, but I can’t sort them out in the field. One place I walk has both and I like to imagine I can tell the difference but I think I am guessing.
>
> Fran Toler
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Date: 7/4/20 4:45 am
From: Fran Toler <francestoler...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Summer Tanager observations
This summer I have been more attuned to Summer Tanagers and have been
pleased to find several breeding locations on my regular walks. I think I
have often overlooked them in the past. I have two questions:
1) Listening in the evening for their “Pitik!” Call is a great way to
figure out where they are. However 90% of the calling I have heard around
here is a 3-beat “Pi-ti-tik!” I have looked through Cornell Birds of the
world and other sources trying to figure out if this is common, regional,
super specific to this area, or what. Every source supports the two
syllable call note.
2) Does anyone have a clever way to distinguish the songs of Summer vs
Scarlet Tanager? They sound slightly different to me, but I can’t sort them
out in the field. One place I walk has both and I like to imagine I can
tell the difference but I think I am guessing.

Fran Toler

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Date: 7/4/20 4:36 am
From: Fran Toler <francestoler...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
I read that article with interest, and I’d be curious what others have
observed about our local winter residents. Seems to me they all sing the
three-beat classic version (when they aren’t singing a fragment).
Fran Toler

On Friday, July 3, 2020 at 6:24:20 AM UTC-4, Marcy Stutzman wrote:
>
> Here's an interesting article published in Current Biology about
> White-throated Sparrows that gives us all something interesting to be
> listening for when they return!
>
> Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
>
> Published:July 02, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.084
>
> Marcy Stutzman
> Russett, MD 20724
>
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Date: 7/3/20 3:55 pm
From: 'Peter Kaestner' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Bank Swallows in Cecil Co
Yesterday, while atlasing in Cecil County, I found a large colony of Bank Swallows near Pulaski Highway opposite the Amazon distribution center.

https://ebird.org/atlasmddc/checklist/S71045856 <https://ebird.org/atlasmddc/checklist/S71045856>

I conservatively estimated 200 birds, but was able to count 335 burrows in just one view of the cliffs. I do not see any eBird records of this colony. I assume that someone knows about it… I can’t imagine I could have found something so big.

Peter

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Date: 7/3/20 11:55 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Is this avian pox on this house finch and should I take down the feeder for a while?
This link has excellent info

https://extension.psu.edu/house-finch-conjunctivitis

My solution, which gets some pushback in the article in the case where
infected birds are current visitors, is to only feed from November when I
put out suet; then January thru May 15th when I have suet and BOSS
available. Conjunctivitis should be less infectious in fall and early
spring, not to mention during the winter months.

I don't believe feeders can reliably be disinfected, especially the
non-metalic, non-glass versions and for the others, a once a month cleaning
may be insufficient in the warmer months.

There are plenty of bugs available during the growing season. A bird bath
is an excellent means of assisting birds in warmer months.

Jim S

On Fri, Jul 3, 2020, 11:01 AM Dianne Westbrook <edwestbrook1...>
wrote:

> This bird has conjunctivitis. This is a fairly common occurrence in house
> finches this time of year. I leave my feeders up year-round, I feel that
> regular maintenance of my feeders (cleaning bird feeders every month or so)
> is really helpful to keep this disease at bay. But in the end, I believe
> there is only so much you can do. The House Finches seem to get this every
> summer regardless.
> Start by hosing out the bird feeder, getting all debris off of it. Then
> fill up a bucket (or wash tub) with warm / hot water and add in a squirt or
> 2 of Dawn dish detergent and a couple capfuls of bleach. Submerge your
> feeder and let soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Once soaked, take it out of the
> water and give it a good scrubbing. Scrub everything... Inside and out, all
> perches and everywhere the birds sit thoroughly, then rinse it off really
> well and let dry.
>
> Dianne W
> AA County, Pasadena
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Date: 7/3/20 10:40 am
From: Suzanne Richman <suzanne_richman...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park Golf Course
Skimming through the article, I didn't see any reference to whether the courses are open to non-golfers.


Suzanne

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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park Golf Course

Today’s newsletter from the Anacostia Watershed Society had this link to an article about the change in the operator of the NPS golf courses:

https://dcist.com/story/20/06/25/nps-national-links-trust-dc-historic-golf-courses/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a76004d4-ebc1-4b23-8ccc-670e32af237d

Marcia
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https://patuxentbirdclub.org/

Maryland Ornithological Society
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Friends of Patuxent
http://www.friendsofpatuxent.org/

Bowie, Maryland
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On Jul 2, 2020, at 9:16 PM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:


Follow up to incident in which birders were kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course Parking Lot:

The parking lot and golf course areas are currently assigned to a third party (Golf Course Specialists, Inc) for golf operations. One of their contractual roles is to ensure the safety of everyone on the golf land assignment/parking area, which is attached. This gives them certain authorities over the assigned property. I have been looking for the contract, but have not found it yet.

I know birders, hikers, and dog walkers have been on the courses when not in use by golfers without issue.

It is suggested that non-golfers check with the course manager to see which areas are accessible, or the general manager, Lester Perrin <lperrin...><mailto:<lperrin...> (202) 882-7332 for additional information.

There are negotiations for a new golf vendor contract ongoing. This will likely be more effective, since the current contract ends Sept 30, 2020. Contact Katie Liming (703) 399-4547 of the National Park Service for more information. Birders may be able to provide comments or ask for access.

https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1465/national-park-service-to-begin-negotiations-with-national-links-trust-to-lease-historic-golf-courses-in-washington-d-c.htm



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Date: 7/3/20 8:01 am
From: Dianne Westbrook <edwestbrook1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Is this avian pox on this house finch and should I take down the feeder for a while?
This bird has conjunctivitis. This is a fairly common occurrence in house finches this time of year. I leave my feeders up year-round, I feel that regular maintenance of my feeders (cleaning bird feeders every month or so) is really helpful to keep this disease at bay. But in the end, I believe there is only so much you can do. The House Finches seem to get this every summer regardless.
Start by hosing out the bird feeder, getting all debris off of it. Then fill up a bucket (or wash tub) with warm / hot water and add in a squirt or 2 of Dawn dish detergent and a couple capfuls of bleach. Submerge your feeder and let soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Once soaked, take it out of the water and give it a good scrubbing. Scrub everything... Inside and out, all perches and everywhere the birds sit thoroughly, then rinse it off really well and let dry.

Dianne W
AA County, Pasadena

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Date: 7/3/20 3:24 am
From: 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows
Here's an interesting article published in Current Biology about
White-throated Sparrows that gives us all something interesting to be
listening for when they return!

Continent-wide Shifts in Song Dialects of White-Throated Sparrows

Published:July 02, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.05.084

Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724


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Date: 7/2/20 8:22 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park Golf Course
Today’s newsletter from the Anacostia Watershed Society had this link to an article about the change in the operator of the NPS golf courses:

https://dcist.com/story/20/06/25/nps-national-links-trust-dc-historic-golf-courses/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=a76004d4-ebc1-4b23-8ccc-670e32af237d

Marcia
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Bowie, Maryland
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> On Jul 2, 2020, at 9:16 PM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>
> 
> Follow up to incident in which birders were kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course Parking Lot:
>
> The parking lot and golf course areas are currently assigned to a third party (Golf Course Specialists, Inc) for golf operations. One of their contractual roles is to ensure the safety of everyone on the golf land assignment/parking area, which is attached. This gives them certain authorities over the assigned property. I have been looking for the contract, but have not found it yet.
>
> I know birders, hikers, and dog walkers have been on the courses when not in use by golfers without issue.
>
> It is suggested that non-golfers check with the course manager to see which areas are accessible, or the general manager, Lester Perrin <lperrin...> (202) 882-7332 for additional information.
>
> There are negotiations for a new golf vendor contract ongoing. This will likely be more effective, since the current contract ends Sept 30, 2020. Contact Katie Liming (703) 399-4547 of the National Park Service for more information. Birders may be able to provide comments or ask for access.
>
> https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1465/national-park-service-to-begin-negotiations-with-national-links-trust-to-lease-historic-golf-courses-in-washington-d-c.htm
>
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Date: 7/2/20 6:16 pm
From: Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park Golf Course
Follow up to incident in which birders were kicked out of Rock Creek Park
Golf Course Parking Lot:

The parking lot and golf course areas are currently assigned to a third
party (Golf Course Specialists, Inc) for golf operations. One of their
contractual roles is to ensure the safety of everyone on the golf land
assignment/parking area, which is attached. This gives them
certain authorities over the assigned property. I have been looking for the
contract, but have not found it yet.

I know birders, hikers, and dog walkers have been on the courses when not
in use by golfers without issue.

It is suggested that non-golfers check with the course manager to see which
areas are accessible, or the general manager, Lester Perrin
<lperrin...> (202) 882-7332 for additional information.

There are negotiations for a new golf vendor contract ongoing. This will
likely be more effective, since the current contract ends Sept 30, 2020.
Contact Katie Liming (703) 399-4547 of the National Park Service for more
information. Birders may be able to provide comments or ask for access.

https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1465/national-park-service-to-begin-negotiations-with-national-links-trust-to-lease-historic-golf-courses-in-washington-d-c.htm

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Date: 7/2/20 1:40 pm
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Triadelphia Reservoir
Birders,

No watershed permits are required for the remainder of the 2020 season at
Triadelphia Reservoir.

*Update - June 19, 2020 *

All recreation areas on the T. Howard Duckett and Triadelphia Reservoirs
are open starting May 9, 2020, along with the Azalea Garden at Brighton Dam
(open 7am –sunset)

Service animals are the only pets allowed at the Azalea Garden and Brighton
Dam Recreation Area.

Picnicking and use of playgrounds are prohibited.

The Brighton Dam Visitor Center remains closed.

Continue to practice physical distancing guidelines; limit group size to 10
people or fewer while hiking, boating or fishing; wear face masks when in
close proximity of others and bring hand sanitizer.

If you arrive at a location with a busy parking lot, drive to a different
location to help maintain physical distance from others.

Watershed use permits are not required through the remainder of the 2020
recreation season.


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Date: 7/2/20 8:19 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, Egypt Road, Blackwater, June 24-July 1, 2020.
JUNE 24, WEDNESDAY. A time of day lilies, trumpet creeper blossoms, Queen Anne’s lace, rudbeckia, milkweed, and chicory. Return after being in Philadelphia since June 20. fair, winds S or SW10+, temps 83-89, humidity low. Liz counts 36 turkey vultures on the way down from Pennsylvania. 2 least terns at the Easton McDonalds pond, skimming low over the water, apparently drinking. An adult red-headed woodpecker flies over Bellevue Road.


Arrive at Rigby’s Folly 3 P.M.: 7 cattle egrets in the Big Field. green heron, great blue heron, and bald eagle all 4, with 2 immature eagles probably youngsters from the nest in our woods. glossy ibis 1. You have to count something. For a while I half-notice a small flight of common grackles going from out Anderby Hall Road area and flying south perhaps to a roosting place down towards Benoni Point. Finally I start counting them and from c. 7 P.M. until 8:30 end up with 279. mourning dove 8. eastern kingbird 1. osprey 11, 4 of them carrying fish. cormorant only 1.


diamond-backed terrapin 2. As is usual now 1-2 gray squirrels and eastern cottontails appear even before I finish filling the feeders. One cottontail apparently gorges on spilled seed below the “shepherd’s crook” that holds 3 feeders. It doesn’t HAVE to be clover. It is getting very dry. Pray for rain. The Varmint Pool has dried up, the Waterthrush Pond nearly so. 4 deer in the Big Field (a.k.a. Field 1).


The dock has finished being treated, washed and preservative applied, by Weems Brothers. Expensive. WB power-washed the dock for 1.25 hours on June 18. Immediately afterwards our water started to come out in spurts when we turn on the spigots. Air in the pipes? Shannahan, well experts, is due to come to check things out tomorrow. Unrelatedly, to say the least, Liz arranges my first ponytail today.


mockingbird vs. crow. An American crow perches on the top of an eastern redcedar. A mockingbird dives vigorously at it 6 times. The crow takes off and the mocker dives at it 2 more times before they disappear behind some trees.


JUNE 25, THURSDAY. Nice and calm so I go out to Lucy Point, do some scoping, but no black scoters seen. They really do seem to have left. Shannahan replaces the water pump and tank in the Pumphouse. The mowers arrive c. noon.


At one of the 3 main areas where I dispense bird feed there are 26 common grackles simultaneously. They are so prevalent I’m considering giving up on the feeders. A cormorant in the cove gets a c. 10” eel and swallows it.


On the front porch 3 skins: 5”, 7” and 9”. 3 painted turtles at Frog Hollow.

Temps get up to 82. winds mostly calm. fair weather with a weak stormy squall line at day’s end. The year’s 1st firefly that I’ve noticed.


JUNE 26, FRIDAY. 1 each of snowy, great and cattle egret. Twice an American crow swoops down and retrieves floating scarps of chicken I threw out for the minnows. Four times I again see double-crested cormorants catch and swallow eels, each c. 10”. 1 herring gull. 1 eastern kingbird. 1 indigo bunting. 2 brown thrashers. Unusual not to see any bald eagles today.


10 diamond-backed terrapin in the cove. 3 deer in Field 1. Two Fowler’s toads. Most days the USS Herndon and Aquaholic are out on Irish Creek running trotlines. Today the USS Herndon dumps 31 fish buckets of oyster shells a ways up Irish. They are the plastic buckets with handles that project up from the sides, are full of holes to drain the water off.


Much in the news is birder Christian Cooper, victim of a recent racist situation in Central Park. In the Washington Post, Thursday, June 25, pages C1 & 2, by David Betancourt, “How Christian Cooper sees it.” with 2 photographs. Just getting to backlog of the Philadelphia Inquirer today and in May 31 there he is again on page B2, an article by Helen Ubinas (I don’t now how to make the diacritical mark the belongs over the N in Ubinas),


“Great Outdoors isn’t always so great”, 2 photographs, 1 of him and 1 of his disgraced accuser, who also is a Cooper (Amy Cooper), who was fired by her employer because of her racist phone call. Christian Cooper is a Harvard graduate. The WP article focuses more on his association with the comic book superheroes industry than his life as a birder. It’s irrelevant to the story of this episode, but Cooper certainly is a fine-looking fellow.


JUNE 27, SATURDAY. hot, more humid, 72-90, fair but a brief thunderstorm late with a little, too little rain. A d.o.r. gray squirrel near Graul’s in St. Michaels. glossy ibis 1, snowy egret 1., American egret 1. a female ruddy duck.. 2 northern watersnake.. 1 diamond-backed terrapin..1 Fowlers’ toad. 2 pairs brown thrashers. Liz hears 2 Cope’s gray tree frogs.


Well-known in the M.O.S., Sam Droege, an authority on bees, is quoted several times in the Washington Post, June 25, “Bee houses are an effective way to draw wild species to your domain,” by Adrian Higgins, pages 6-7, in the Local Living section.


JUNE 28, SUNDAY. 43 bird species. the female ruddy duck continues, present all day. wood duck 9, cattle egret 7, snowy egret 1, great egret 3, great blue heron 1, green heron 2, glossy ibis 2 (6 herons species, I think, ties the record), bald eagle 2, red-tailed hawk 1, herring gull 5, laughing gull 6, common tern 1, yellow-billed cuckoo 1, chimney swift 1, northern flicker 1, great crested flycatcher 1, Carolina wren 4 (1 carrying food at Lucy Point), eastern bluebird 2, chipping sparrow 2, indigo bunting 1. cedar waxwing 1. common grackle 204 (flight to dusk roost).


Twice saw cormorants catching and swallowing eels, and, get this, a northern watersnake with a 4” eel it has caught. Saw an additional 2’ watersnake. 2 red-spotted purples, 2 hackberry emperors, 1 tiger swallowtail. For the 2nd day in a row see a gray squirrel flop down on its belly, spread eagle, relaxing on the earth, just takin’ it easy today. 2 of the cattle egrets are following a doe in Field 1. 1 diamond-backed terrapin.


winds NW to W to SW 10-15 dropping to 5, fair weather, 73-90, rather humid. 1 Fowler’s toad. 2 five-lined skinks on the front porch, their favorite stamping ground here. missed hummingbird and kingbird today in spite of a pretty good effort.


JUNE 29, MONDAY. green heron 1. eastern kingbird 1 (missed yesterday). raccoon 1 (Field 2 X driveway). deer 5. red fox 1. gray squirrel 5. diamond-backed terrapin 4 (1 in 25 feet from the end of the dock where we seldom see them. wood duck 2. no painted turtles at Frog Hollow the past 2 days. fair, partially overcast, wind SW 10-15-5, 74-86. spend most of the day resting, very tired for some reason. house finch 3. American goldfinch a nice male at the feed. This is the 1st spring/summer brown thrashers have been around the yard all the time.


JUNE 30, TUESDAY. DORCHESTER COUNTY. So good to get down there again. EGYPT ROAD, such great habitat, but as all those scruuby trees get bigger it won’t be great for too many more years. Depressing to hear no quail. The only one I’ve heard this year, anywhere, was on one day this spring. In this patchwork of cultivated fields and scrubby habitat the winter wheat has been harvested and the majority of the farm fields are in soy beans. I’d venture to say that ALL of these birds are breeding either here or closeby. Today, 11-12, 84-88, fair, SW5-10, humidity pretty good, in the 50s: 24 species. Our strategy is to go slowly down the road about 5 m.p.h. or less, all windows open, make 5 stops,


field sparrow 5 singers, yellow-breasted chat 3 singers, prairie warbler 1, great blue heron 1, common yellowthroat 3 singers, indigo bunting 3 singers, chipping sparrow 2, northern mockingbird 4, American robin 1, turkey vulture 9, that other vulture 4, osprey 1, white-eyed vireo 2, mourning dove 1, blue jay 1, American crow 3, European starling 22 (juveniles), red-winged blackbird 46, yellow-billed cuckoo 1, eastern bluebird 1, chimney swift 1, and 2 painted turtles. It’s so nice to have a reptile that is not a northern this, an eastern that, or a southern whatever.


BLACKWATER N.W.R., 12-2, temps up to 89, The impounded areas are mostly dry, having been drained. Tidal water average. Funny to not encounter blue grosbeak today. 33 species:


great egret 3, great blue heron 7, bald eagle 4 (possibly my lowest total ever here, but not of any significance (I think), mallard 3, Canada goose a goose egg (0), osprey 8, and, good marsh birds but none seen (king rail 1, Virginia rail 1, common gallinule 2, least bittern 2), killdeer 4, ring-billed gull 1, Forster’s tern 4, mourning dove 2, red-headed woodpecker 1 adult, eastern kingbird 4, American crow 5, fish crow 1, tufted titmouse 1, northern mockingbird 2 (1 imitates Virginia rail), eastern bluebird 1, European starling 12, pine warbler 1, common yellowthroat 4, red-winged blackbird 30, common grackle 6, indigo bunting 1, orchard oriole 1, Carolina wren 3, house wren 2, barn swallow 7, tree swallow 2, purple martin 3.


Also: eastern cottontail, raccoon 1 d.o.r., black swallowtail 1, painted turtle 5, and northern (see what I mean?) red-bellied cooter 4.


back at our farm there are 2 deer (1 a buck with a big rack), 3 gray squirrels. The hibiscus along the driveway is up 3 feet and I hope will have more blossoms than last year. The other one is out at Lucy Point.


JULY 1, WEDNESDAY. Brief, heavy rain in the morning but mostly fair skies, up to 84, SW winds light. The Carolina wren is the “go figure” species. Their nest in the red, folding director’s chair on the front porch held 5 eggs on May 28. Soon afterwards we had not seen wren action there. Weeks go by with no action. Suddenly today the wrens are back in the porch area. Out of curiosity I look in the nest today and there are now 9 eggs.


12 deer in Field 4, 3 in the Big Field. In spite of being “treated” a while back the fields have become quite green again. At Field 2 X the driveway we see an adult raccoon trailed by 4 pretty small youngsters. 2 Fowler’s toads out front. They like to get into the planters.


Spend most of today doing eMail, eBird, errands, and chores. I realize a lot of my recent sightings are not that thrilling. However, they ARE what I see, and what is here. And I think I detect a large portion of what IS here.


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Bellevue.

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Date: 7/2/20 6:01 am
From: 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Is this avian pox on this house finch and should I take down the feeder for a while?
I noticed this poor guy the other day and on my feeder this morning. Is
the protocol to take the feeder down for a week or 2 and put it back up
after a good cleaning?

Thanks for any advice

Location: Crownsville, MD
Date: 2 July 2020
Time: 0830

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Date: 7/1/20 6:25 pm
From: scott bates <fennecfox1947...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
This is the first year for the company that is running the NPS golf courses
and there will be communication and access issues that are going to be
worked out.

On Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9:56:06 AM UTC-4, Matt Winter wrote:
>
> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf Course
> this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring but the
> course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of Rock Creek
> Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no one would
> particularly care that we were there. Well,
>
> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a man
> in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still staring
> at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an explanation.
> Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I asked why we had
> to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said was that he worked
> there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual rules are but it was
> not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even daring to enter the
> parking lot is trespassing.
>
> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place
> while it’s open going forward.
>
> -Matt
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Date: 7/1/20 8:20 am
From: Frank Marenghi <frank_marenghi...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Old Legislative Rd access

Also wanted to mention that this is where I've had the worst case of
chiggers in my life! It was June I believe and due to stepping off the
path! I would not go here without heavy bug protection including boots,
pants, shirt and whatever bug chemical of choice (Permethrin and/or DEET
etc.). This has also been the worst year in many for ticks, at least where
I am in southern MD even on trails and in my yard.

I've been there a few times in early season with bug protection and stayed
on the path and had no issues with chiggers or ticks FWIW.

Good Birding,

Frank Marenghi
Shady Side, MD





On Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:42:19 AM UTC-4, Timothy Boucher wrote:
>
> I have been told that birders have permission to enter the field (but
> don't quote me on that! There are no trespassing signs and many people go
> in there). Walk down the path/trail to the shrubs and trees at the bottom -
> I have done this for 4 or so years and not had a problem. We usually park
> at the top of the hill - out of the way. Birding there in mid-May is best
> BTW.
>
> Tim
>
> On Monday, June 29, 2020 at 7:07:56 PM UTC-4, Bud Poole wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> I'm looking for information regarding the birding access for Old
>> Legislative Road in Allegheny County. I've been there only once before and
>> birded from the road. I had noticed some trails, probably for ATVs, going
>> into the thicket but I assumed that they are private trails. Is that
>> assumption correct or are we able to wander a little ways in there? I'd
>> appreciate any information regarding the access along that road.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Bud Poole
>> Patterson Park
>>
>>

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Date: 7/1/20 5:57 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cecil Sandhill Crane
Currently on west side of Rt. 272 at Dressage Rd. Feeding.

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City
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Date: 6/30/20 8:59 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Old Legislative Rd access
It may help to know that the land on Legislative Rd is owned by a commercial mining company, not by an individual.

Marcia
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> On Jun 30, 2020, at 11:42 AM, Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...> wrote:
>
> 
> I have been told that birders have permission to enter the field (but don't quote me on that! There are no trespassing signs and many people go in there). Walk down the path/trail to the shrubs and trees at the bottom - I have done this for 4 or so years and not had a problem. We usually park at the top of the hill - out of the way. Birding there in mid-May is best BTW.
>
> Tim
>
>> On Monday, June 29, 2020 at 7:07:56 PM UTC-4, Bud Poole wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm looking for information regarding the birding access for Old Legislative Road in Allegheny County. I've been there only once before and birded from the road. I had noticed some trails, probably for ATVs, going into the thicket but I assumed that they are private trails. Is that assumption correct or are we able to wander a little ways in there? I'd appreciate any information regarding the access along that road.
>>
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Bud Poole
>> Patterson Park
>>
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Date: 6/30/20 8:42 am
From: Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Old Legislative Rd access
I have been told that birders have permission to enter the field (but don't
quote me on that! There are no trespassing signs and many people go in
there). Walk down the path/trail to the shrubs and trees at the bottom - I
have done this for 4 or so years and not had a problem. We usually park at
the top of the hill - out of the way. Birding there in mid-May is best BTW.

Tim

On Monday, June 29, 2020 at 7:07:56 PM UTC-4, Bud Poole wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I'm looking for information regarding the birding access for Old
> Legislative Road in Allegheny County. I've been there only once before and
> birded from the road. I had noticed some trails, probably for ATVs, going
> into the thicket but I assumed that they are private trails. Is that
> assumption correct or are we able to wander a little ways in there? I'd
> appreciate any information regarding the access along that road.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Bud Poole
> Patterson Park
>
>

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Date: 6/30/20 7:34 am
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
Sorry for the repeat of Matt's posting, his message hadn't loaded on my
emails when I replied, so let me just say that I agree with him! 😂

Hugh

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 9:43 AM Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
wrote:

> Umm...the chacking bird in 3.4, 3.6 and 3.9 is Red-winged Blackbird from
> my perspective. I didn't listen to the others.
>
> Hugh
>
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:13 PM Sarah Kulis <skulis058...> wrote:
>
>> White Marsh Wetlands- Nottingham MD
>> 06/29/20
>> ^:43-&:15 pm
>> Sunny and 86 degrees
>>
>> Good evening everyone,
>> I went to the wetlands today to see what was going on. I took some
>> recordings but am having a hard time identifying everything. I ran it
>> through BirdNET but it was not 100% reliable due to wind, trucks and other
>> sounds on the file. I am hoping one of you could loan your well trained
>> ears to assist me in identifying anything different.
>>
>> I've been able to pick out the usual suspects for this area: red-winged
>> blackbird, European starling, least tern, killdeer, gray catbird and common
>> grackle.
>>
>> please let me know what y'all find!
>>
>> Sarah Kulis
>> WVU class of 2020
>> Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
>> Nottingham, MD
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Date: 6/30/20 6:43 am
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
Umm...the chacking bird in 3.4, 3.6 and 3.9 is Red-winged Blackbird from my
perspective. I didn't listen to the others.

Hugh

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:13 PM Sarah Kulis <skulis058...> wrote:

> White Marsh Wetlands- Nottingham MD
> 06/29/20
> ^:43-&:15 pm
> Sunny and 86 degrees
>
> Good evening everyone,
> I went to the wetlands today to see what was going on. I took some
> recordings but am having a hard time identifying everything. I ran it
> through BirdNET but it was not 100% reliable due to wind, trucks and other
> sounds on the file. I am hoping one of you could loan your well trained
> ears to assist me in identifying anything different.
>
> I've been able to pick out the usual suspects for this area: red-winged
> blackbird, European starling, least tern, killdeer, gray catbird and common
> grackle.
>
> please let me know what y'all find!
>
> Sarah Kulis
> WVU class of 2020
> Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
> Nottingham, MD
>
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Date: 6/30/20 5:26 am
From: Sarah Kulis <skulis058...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
Thank you all for your help! I am gonna go with Red-winged blackbirds for this!!

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Date: 6/30/20 5:21 am
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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
I’m gonna have to agree, sounds like check calls of red winged blackbirds. If I heard the “oinking” of Virginia rail I’d be right there with you on that

Matthew J. Felperin


>> On Jun 30, 2020, at 7:14 AM, Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...> wrote:
> 
> I do not hear any rails in any of the recordings. In the recordings that David mentioned, I hear repeated call notes from Red-winged Blackbirds which can sound rail-like.
>
> Matt Hafner
> Forest Hill, MD
>
>> On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 12:18 AM David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>> Good point re: Virginia vs. Clapper.
>> Dave Gibson
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>>
>>
>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:56 PM Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> wrote:
>>> clapper rail are extremely rare in baltimore area. probably virginia rail. wait a bit longer for anyone else to chime in on sounds.
>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:52 PM David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>>> Sarah, Here's what I came up with: 3.4, 3.6, and 3.9: Clapper Rails. 3.10: Killdeer and a member of the Mimidae family (catbird?). 3.11: cardinal, Killdeer, and starling. Good luck!
>>>> Dave Gibson
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>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:21 PM Sarah Kulis <skulis058...> wrote:
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Date: 6/30/20 4:14 am
From: Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
I do not hear any rails in any of the recordings. In the recordings that
David mentioned, I hear repeated call notes from Red-winged Blackbirds
which can sound rail-like.

Matt Hafner
Forest Hill, MD

On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 12:18 AM David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:

> Good point re: Virginia vs. Clapper.
> Dave Gibson
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> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:56 PM Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
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>
>> clapper rail are extremely rare in baltimore area. probably virginia
>> rail. wait a bit longer for anyone else to chime in on sounds.
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:52 PM David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>
>>> Sarah, Here's what I came up with: 3.4, 3.6, and 3.9: Clapper Rails.
>>> 3.10: Killdeer and a member of the Mimidae family (catbird?). 3.11:
>>> cardinal, Killdeer, and starling. Good luck!
>>> Dave Gibson
>>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:21 PM Sarah Kulis <skulis058...>
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Date: 6/30/20 3:27 am
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Subject: [MDBirding] Old Legislative Rd access
Thank you for the feedback!

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Date: 6/29/20 9:18 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
Good point re: Virginia vs. Clapper.
Dave Gibson
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On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:56 PM Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
wrote:

> clapper rail are extremely rare in baltimore area. probably virginia
> rail. wait a bit longer for anyone else to chime in on sounds.
>
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:52 PM David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>
>> Sarah, Here's what I came up with: 3.4, 3.6, and 3.9: Clapper Rails.
>> 3.10: Killdeer and a member of the Mimidae family (catbird?). 3.11:
>> cardinal, Killdeer, and starling. Good luck!
>> Dave Gibson
>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 6/29/20 9:05 pm
From: Sarah Kulis <skulis058...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
David and Kevin,
I thought it was a Virginia Rail. These haven’t been reported at all in the wetland so getting other opinions seemed like the smart idea.

Sarah Kulis
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Date: 6/29/20 8:56 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
clapper rail are extremely rare in baltimore area. probably virginia
rail. wait a bit longer for anyone else to chime in on sounds.

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> Sarah, Here's what I came up with: 3.4, 3.6, and 3.9: Clapper Rails. 3.10:
> Killdeer and a member of the Mimidae family (catbird?). 3.11: cardinal,
> Killdeer, and starling. Good luck!
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Date: 6/29/20 8:52 pm
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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
Sarah, Here's what I came up with: 3.4, 3.6, and 3.9: Clapper Rails. 3.10:
Killdeer and a member of the Mimidae family (catbird?). 3.11: cardinal,
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Date: 6/29/20 8:22 pm
From: Sarah Kulis <skulis058...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
The times are 6:43-7:15 (having keyboard issues! Sorry!)

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Date: 6/29/20 8:13 pm
From: Sarah Kulis <skulis058...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White Marsh Wetlands 06/29/2020
White Marsh Wetlands- Nottingham MD
06/29/20
^:43-&:15 pm
Sunny and 86 degrees

Good evening everyone,
I went to the wetlands today to see what was going on. I took some
recordings but am having a hard time identifying everything. I ran it
through BirdNET but it was not 100% reliable due to wind, trucks and other
sounds on the file. I am hoping one of you could loan your well trained
ears to assist me in identifying anything different.

I've been able to pick out the usual suspects for this area: red-winged
blackbird, European starling, least tern, killdeer, gray catbird and common
grackle.

please let me know what y'all find!

Sarah Kulis
WVU class of 2020
Wildlife and Fisheries Resources
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Date: 6/29/20 4:08 pm
From: Bud Poole <budpoole343...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Old Legislative Rd access
Hello,

I'm looking for information regarding the birding access for Old Legislative Road in Allegheny County. I've been there only once before and birded from the road. I had noticed some trails, probably for ATVs, going into the thicket but I assumed that they are private trails. Is that assumption correct or are we able to wander a little ways in there? I'd appreciate any information regarding the access along that road.

Thanks in advance,
Bud Poole
Patterson Park

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Date: 6/29/20 1:45 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting at Ravens' stadium
???

No ... not "Beany" ... this one ...

https://www.omicsonline.org/editor-profile/Jerome_Jackson/

https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/jerome-a-jackson/476938/

PCD

At 15:59 06/29/2020, JAMES SPEICHER wrote:

Is that woodpecker specialist the subject of this obituary
excerpt...Jerome "Beany" Jackson:

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=jerome-jackson-beany&pid=17710150

If so, "Beany?"

Jim S

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020, 12:39 PM Phil Davis <pdavis...>
wrote:

... and the "Sun staff photographer," Jerry Jackson,
credited with the article photos, is the son of famed
ornithologist, author, and woodpecker specialist, Dr. Jerome
Jackson.

Phil

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Date: 6/29/20 1:00 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting at Ravens' stadium
Is that woodpecker specialist the subject of this obituary excerpt...Jerome
"Beany" Jackson:

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/washingtonpost/obituary.aspx?n=jerome-jackson-beany&pid=17710150

If so, "Beany?"

Jim S

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020, 12:39 PM Phil Davis <pdavis...> wrote:

> ... and the "Sun staff photographer," Jerry Jackson, credited with the
> article photos, is the son of famed ornithologist, author, and woodpecker
> specialist, Dr. Jerome Jackson.
>
> Phil
>
>
> At 07:41 06/29/2020, 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding wrote:
>
> Nice article and information from Keven Graff:
>
>
>
> *Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting
> at Ravens' stadium *
>
>
>
>
>
> https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/are-you-ready-for-some-birdwatching-ravens-the-birds-spotted-roosting-at-ravens-stadium/ar-BB165Y7l?ocid=sf
>
> If the Ravens embrace the ravens
> And not disturb their nest,
> The ravens will return forever more!
>
> Marcy Stutzman
> Russett, MD 20724
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Date: 6/29/20 9:39 am
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting at Ravens' stadium
... and the "Sun staff photographer," Jerry Jackson, credited with the
article photos, is the son of famed ornithologist, author, and
woodpecker specialist, Dr. Jerome Jackson.

Phil


At 07:41 06/29/2020, 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding wrote:

Nice article and information from Keven Graff:



Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted
roosting at Ravens' stadium
===============================================================






https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/are-you-ready-for-some-birdwatching-ravens-the-birds-spotted-roosting-at-ravens-stadium/ar-BB165Y7l?ocid=sf

If the Ravens embrace the ravens
And not disturb their nest,
The ravens will return forever more!

Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Date: 6/29/20 8:45 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
I can see the liability issues...

Maybe birders can sign a waiver...

Jim S

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020, 10:59 AM Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:

> Me either. I’m being discreet and getting clarification/policy.
>
> Dan
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>
> 
> Thank you Daniel for following up. I also want to be clear that I don't
> want to get any worker in trouble. I have no idea what they were told to
> do. Just clearer communications would have been helpful.
>
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:57 AM Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...>
> wrote:
>
>> This may have been an employee for DC Golf, vendor operating the 3 DC
>> park courses, and not an NPS employee. I’ll have more information later.
>>
>> Dan
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>>
>> Approximately what time were you there?
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:47 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> Matt, Folks might frown on you being there. That's par for the course
>> (pun intended). But legally, unless you disobey course rules, you have the
>> right to bird there.
>> Dave Gibson
>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> In any case, you have a perfect right to park in the lot, visit the pro
>>> shop, eat in the cafe if it were open...just as you can at Hain’s Point.
>>> Generally they do not like you out on the course while people are playing,
>>> however, due to liability issues - at least that is what we were told years
>>> ago at Hains.
>>>
>>> See what Dan finds out.
>>>
>>> Gail Mackiernan
>>> Colesville
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I completely agree. Let me get more information.
>>> D
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>>
>>> 
>>> That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird
>>> there, providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
>>> Dave Gibson
>>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf
>>>> Course this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring
>>>> but the course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of
>>>> Rock Creek Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no
>>>> one would particularly care that we were there. Well,
>>>>
>>>> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a
>>>> man in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still
>>>> staring at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an
>>>> explanation. Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I
>>>> asked why we had to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said
>>>> was that he worked there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual
>>>> rules are but it was not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even
>>>> daring to enter the parking lot is trespassing.
>>>>
>>>> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place
>>>> while it’s open going forward.
>>>>
>>>> -Matt
>>>>
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Date: 6/29/20 8:07 am
From: Matt Winter <winter360...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
Thank you Daniel for following up. I also want to be clear that I don't
want to get any worker in trouble. I have no idea what they were told to
do. Just clearer communications would have been helpful.

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:57 AM Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:

> This may have been an employee for DC Golf, vendor operating the 3 DC park
> courses, and not an NPS employee. I’ll have more information later.
>
> Dan
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>
> Approximately what time were you there?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:47 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>
> 
> Matt, Folks might frown on you being there. That's par for the course (pun
> intended). But legally, unless you disobey course rules, you have the right
> to bird there.
> Dave Gibson
> https://birdpartner.com/
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
> wrote:
>
>> In any case, you have a perfect right to park in the lot, visit the pro
>> shop, eat in the cafe if it were open...just as you can at Hain’s Point.
>> Generally they do not like you out on the course while people are playing,
>> however, due to liability issues - at least that is what we were told years
>> ago at Hains.
>>
>> See what Dan finds out.
>>
>> Gail Mackiernan
>> Colesville
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>>
>> I completely agree. Let me get more information.
>> D
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird
>> there, providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
>> Dave Gibson
>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>>
>>> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf
>>> Course this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring
>>> but the course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of
>>> Rock Creek Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no
>>> one would particularly care that we were there. Well,
>>>
>>> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a
>>> man in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still
>>> staring at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an
>>> explanation. Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I
>>> asked why we had to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said
>>> was that he worked there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual
>>> rules are but it was not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even
>>> daring to enter the parking lot is trespassing.
>>>
>>> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place
>>> while it’s open going forward.
>>>
>>> -Matt
>>>
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Date: 6/29/20 8:07 am
From: Matt Winter <winter360...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
Late afternoon/early evening on friday, probably between 6:30-7:30pm.

I also looked online and they have some policies in place around re-opening
with Coronavirus that restrict access in some ways which is understandable.
I'm wondering if this was an overzealous attempt to enforce those combined
with some confusion about it being a public space. But there was no signage
and that definitely was not offered as a reason why we couldn't be there.

On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:47 AM Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:

> Approximately what time were you there?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:47 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>
> 
> Matt, Folks might frown on you being there. That's par for the course (pun
> intended). But legally, unless you disobey course rules, you have the right
> to bird there.
> Dave Gibson
> https://birdpartner.com/
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
> wrote:
>
>> In any case, you have a perfect right to park in the lot, visit the pro
>> shop, eat in the cafe if it were open...just as you can at Hain’s Point.
>> Generally they do not like you out on the course while people are playing,
>> however, due to liability issues - at least that is what we were told years
>> ago at Hains.
>>
>> See what Dan finds out.
>>
>> Gail Mackiernan
>> Colesville
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>>
>> I completely agree. Let me get more information.
>> D
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird
>> there, providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
>> Dave Gibson
>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>>
>>> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf
>>> Course this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring
>>> but the course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of
>>> Rock Creek Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no
>>> one would particularly care that we were there. Well,
>>>
>>> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a
>>> man in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still
>>> staring at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an
>>> explanation. Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I
>>> asked why we had to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said
>>> was that he worked there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual
>>> rules are but it was not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even
>>> daring to enter the parking lot is trespassing.
>>>
>>> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place
>>> while it’s open going forward.
>>>
>>> -Matt
>>>
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Date: 6/29/20 7:59 am
From: Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
Me either. I’m being discreet and getting clarification/policy.

Dan

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> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:59 AM, Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>
> 
> Thank you Daniel for following up. I also want to be clear that I don't want to get any worker in trouble. I have no idea what they were told to do. Just clearer communications would have been helpful.
>
>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:57 AM Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>> This may have been an employee for DC Golf, vendor operating the 3 DC park courses, and not an NPS employee. I’ll have more information later.
>>
>> Dan
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>>>>
>>> Approximately what time were you there?
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:47 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>> 
>>>> Matt, Folks might frown on you being there. That's par for the course (pun intended). But legally, unless you disobey course rules, you have the right to bird there.
>>>> Dave Gibson
>>>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> wrote:
>>>>> In any case, you have a perfect right to park in the lot, visit the pro shop, eat in the cafe if it were open...just as you can at Hain’s Point. Generally they do not like you out on the course while people are playing, however, due to liability issues - at least that is what we were told years ago at Hains.
>>>>>
>>>>> See what Dan finds out.
>>>>>
>>>>> Gail Mackiernan
>>>>> Colesville
>>>>>
>>>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I completely agree. Let me get more information.
>>>>>> D
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird there, providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
>>>>>>> Dave Gibson
>>>>>>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>>>>>>>> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf Course this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring but the course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of Rock Creek Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no one would particularly care that we were there. Well,
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a man in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still staring at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an explanation. Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I asked why we had to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said was that he worked there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual rules are but it was not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even daring to enter the parking lot is trespassing.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place while it’s open going forward.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> -Matt
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Date: 6/29/20 7:57 am
From: Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
This may have been an employee for DC Golf, vendor operating the 3 DC park courses, and not an NPS employee. I’ll have more information later.

Dan

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> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>
> Approximately what time were you there?
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:47 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>>
>> 
>> Matt, Folks might frown on you being there. That's par for the course (pun intended). But legally, unless you disobey course rules, you have the right to bird there.
>> Dave Gibson
>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> wrote:
>>> In any case, you have a perfect right to park in the lot, visit the pro shop, eat in the cafe if it were open...just as you can at Hain’s Point. Generally they do not like you out on the course while people are playing, however, due to liability issues - at least that is what we were told years ago at Hains.
>>>
>>> See what Dan finds out.
>>>
>>> Gail Mackiernan
>>> Colesville
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I completely agree. Let me get more information.
>>>> D
>>>>
>>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>>
>>>>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>> 
>>>>> That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird there, providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
>>>>> Dave Gibson
>>>>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>>>>>> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf Course this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring but the course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of Rock Creek Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no one would particularly care that we were there. Well,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a man in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still staring at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an explanation. Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I asked why we had to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said was that he worked there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual rules are but it was not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even daring to enter the parking lot is trespassing.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place while it’s open going forward.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -Matt
>>>>>>
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Date: 6/29/20 7:47 am
From: Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
Approximately what time were you there?

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:47 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>
> 
> Matt, Folks might frown on you being there. That's par for the course (pun intended). But legally, unless you disobey course rules, you have the right to bird there.
> Dave Gibson
> https://birdpartner.com/
>
>
>
>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> wrote:
>> In any case, you have a perfect right to park in the lot, visit the pro shop, eat in the cafe if it were open...just as you can at Hain’s Point. Generally they do not like you out on the course while people are playing, however, due to liability issues - at least that is what we were told years ago at Hains.
>>
>> See what Dan finds out.
>>
>> Gail Mackiernan
>> Colesville
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I completely agree. Let me get more information.
>>> D
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>>>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>> 
>>>> That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird there, providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
>>>> Dave Gibson
>>>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>>>>> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf Course this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring but the course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of Rock Creek Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no one would particularly care that we were there. Well,
>>>>>
>>>>> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a man in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still staring at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an explanation. Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I asked why we had to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said was that he worked there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual rules are but it was not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even daring to enter the parking lot is trespassing.
>>>>>
>>>>> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place while it’s open going forward.
>>>>>
>>>>> -Matt
>>>>>
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Date: 6/29/20 7:47 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
Matt, Folks might frown on you being there. That's par for the course (pun
intended). But legally, unless you disobey course rules, you have the right
to bird there.
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/



On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 10:38 AM Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
wrote:

> In any case, you have a perfect right to park in the lot, visit the pro
> shop, eat in the cafe if it were open...just as you can at Hain’s Point.
> Generally they do not like you out on the course while people are playing,
> however, due to liability issues - at least that is what we were told years
> ago at Hains.
>
> See what Dan finds out.
>
> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>
> I completely agree. Let me get more information.
> D
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>
> 
> That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird
> there, providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
> Dave Gibson
> https://birdpartner.com/
>
>
>
> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>
>> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf
>> Course this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring
>> but the course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of
>> Rock Creek Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no
>> one would particularly care that we were there. Well,
>>
>> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a man
>> in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still staring
>> at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an explanation.
>> Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I asked why we had
>> to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said was that he worked
>> there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual rules are but it was
>> not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even daring to enter the
>> parking lot is trespassing.
>>
>> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place
>> while it’s open going forward.
>>
>> -Matt
>>
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Date: 6/29/20 7:38 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
In any case, you have a perfect right to park in the lot, visit the pro shop, eat in the cafe if it were open...just as you can at Hain’s Point. Generally they do not like you out on the course while people are playing, however, due to liability issues - at least that is what we were told years ago at Hains.

See what Dan finds out.

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville

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> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...> wrote:
>
> I completely agree. Let me get more information.
> D
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>>
>> 
>> That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird there, providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
>> Dave Gibson
>> https://birdpartner.com/
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>>> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf Course this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring but the course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of Rock Creek Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no one would particularly care that we were there. Well,
>>>
>>> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a man in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still staring at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an explanation. Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I asked why we had to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said was that he worked there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual rules are but it was not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even daring to enter the parking lot is trespassing.
>>>
>>> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place while it’s open going forward.
>>>
>>> -Matt
>>>
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Date: 6/29/20 7:35 am
From: Daniel Rauch <danrauch11...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
I completely agree. Let me get more information.
D

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> On Jun 29, 2020, at 10:30 AM, David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>
> 
> That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird there, providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
> Dave Gibson
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>
>> On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:
>> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf Course this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring but the course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of Rock Creek Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no one would particularly care that we were there. Well,
>>
>> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a man in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still staring at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an explanation. Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I asked why we had to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said was that he worked there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual rules are but it was not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even daring to enter the parking lot is trespassing.
>>
>> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place while it’s open going forward.
>>
>> -Matt
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Date: 6/29/20 7:30 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
That's a public course. You have every right to be there and to bird there,
providing you don't use the course itself/interfere w/anyone golfing.
Dave Gibson
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On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 9:56 AM Matt Winter <winter360...> wrote:

> I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf Course
> this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring but the
> course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of Rock Creek
> Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no one would
> particularly care that we were there. Well,
>
> As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a man
> in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still staring
> at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an explanation.
> Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I asked why we had
> to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said was that he worked
> there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual rules are but it was
> not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even daring to enter the
> parking lot is trespassing.
>
> Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place
> while it’s open going forward.
>
> -Matt
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Date: 6/29/20 6:56 am
From: Matt Winter <winter360...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Kicked out of Rock Creek Park Golf Course
I had a very unpleasant and weird experience at the Rock Creek Golf Course this evening. Went to birdwatch as I’ve done throughout the spring but the course has apparently reopened. I assumed because it is part of Rock Creek Park if we stayed away from where people are golfing maybe no one would particularly care that we were there. Well,

As soon as we pulled into the otherwise empty parking lot there was a man in a golf cart staring at us. Got out of the car and he was still staring at us. He immediately told us to leave. Wouldn’t provide an explanation. Glared at us as we pulled away. It was all very bizarre. I asked why we had to leave considering it’s part of a park and all he said was that he worked there and we had to leave. Not sure what the actual rules are but it was not a helpful way to find them out. Apparently even daring to enter the parking lot is trespassing.

Wanted to share so people can avoid the same fate. Will avoid the place while it’s open going forward.

-Matt

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Date: 6/29/20 4:41 am
From: 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting at Ravens’ stadium

Nice article and information from Keven Graff:

Are you ready for some birdwatching? Ravens (the birds) spotted roosting at
Ravens’ stadium

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/are-you-ready-for-some-birdwatching-ravens-the-birds-spotted-roosting-at-ravens-stadium/ar-BB165Y7l?ocid=sf

If the Ravens embrace the ravens
And not disturb their nest,
The ravens will return forever more!

Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Date: 6/27/20 1:40 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Talkin' Bird Photography
Hi MD and DC birders, Birds, bird photography, and a nod to the Black
experience. I think those words best describe what this next piece
<http://birdpartner.com/2020/06/27/bird-photography/> is all about. Thanks
so much for reading, and I welcome your thoughts and comments.

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Date: 6/27/20 6:44 am
From: Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove - No
A few of us looked for the dove this morning but it appears to have left the area.

I have one pair of binoculars on my front porch ready for pick up. I believe they may be Roshan’s, who some of you may know through Facebook or Maryland Biodiversity. I don’t have a way to reach him. He really likes moths!

Jeff Culler
Howard County

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Date: 6/26/20 1:47 pm
From: George Lauterbach <geldds...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Chat???
I have seen and photographed chats twice in the last two weeks at Cromwell Valley Park. North of the entrance road at the field edge East of the creek. It’s very vocal and flys back and forth across the field.

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Date: 6/26/20 9:10 am
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-headed Woodpecker
We're enjoying having a Red-headed Woodpecker in the yard (YB#107). It
arrived, or at least started vocalizing, about a week ago. And it's very
vocal!

It's also a very active bird, flying from tree to tree in our immediate
neighborhood, So far I've spotted it in the pines and the honey locusts in
our yard, and in our neighbor's Bradford pear (sigh). I've heard it in
other trees across the street, too. Earlier today I saw it venture across
the 500-foot-wide creek to the trees on the shore. It's also been on the
ground a few times, like a Flicker.

I've seen migrating Red-headed Woodpeckers many times at Turkey Point, and
one year we had a juvenile at our feeder in Elkton for an entire winter.
But this is my first close encounter with an adult in summer. Fun bird!

Pat Valdata
Crisfield, Somerset County

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Date: 6/26/20 6:23 am
From: Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove No
The White-winged Dove did not show or vocalize this morning. Some are still looking and if found I’ll post here.
Jeff Culler
Howard County

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Date: 6/25/20 8:47 am
From: Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Re: White-winged Dove
My address is 2672 Thornbrook Road, 21042.

Best to park on Thornbrook Road and not Haven Oak Ct. The bird is best viewed from Haven Oak Ct. so less traffic is best for the birders and my neighbors. The neighbors have been great and I’d like to keep it that way. Birders have been great also and practicing some good social distancing and mask wearing. Even parents and lots of children have stopped by hoping for a look. It’s been a great experience for Karen and I, bringing us much joy in these times.

Based on three days of observations the dove feeds between 7:30 and 9:00 am. It always feeds on the ground under the shepherds hook closest to the garage. When done feeding or flushed it goes to either a Red Maple in my front yard or one of the large maples along Haven Oak Ct. Once perched it is difficult to find and it stays perched for long periods of time. It also seems to feed in the evening around 5 until it decides to go to roost or fly away.

Jeff Culler
Howard County

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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: White-winged Dove

Tyler,
You can park on Thornbrook Rd or Haven Oak Ct being careful not to block driveways. The feeders are at the corner of these streets, best viewed at the beginning of Haven Oak Ct.
The WWDo frequently perches in the red maple.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD


On Jun 25, 2020, at 10:59 AM, 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:

A friend in St. Mary's wants to try for the WWDO. I thought I had seen some instructions on parking and viewing but I can't find them on eBird or in the email string. If I'm not hallucinating, can someone resend?

Thanks!
Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland




On Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 8:25:18 AM UTC-4, Jeffrey Culler wrote:
> Called twice at 8 am and then flew to Red Maple and then to ground under a feeder. Best times seem to be in the morning based on limited observations
>
> Jeff Culler
> Howard County
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Date: 6/25/20 8:18 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: White-winged Dove
Tyler,
You can park on Thornbrook Rd or Haven Oak Ct being careful not to block driveways. The feeders are at the corner of these streets, best viewed at the beginning of Haven Oak Ct.
The WWDo frequently perches in the red maple.


Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

> On Jun 25, 2020, at 10:59 AM, 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>
> 
> A friend in St. Mary's wants to try for the WWDO. I thought I had seen some instructions on parking and viewing but I can't find them on eBird or in the email string. If I'm not hallucinating, can someone resend?
>
> Thanks!
> Tyler Bell
> <jtylerbell...>
> California, Maryland
>
>
>
>
> On Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 8:25:18 AM UTC-4, Jeffrey Culler wrote:
> > Called twice at 8 am and then flew to Red Maple and then to ground under a feeder. Best times seem to be in the morning based on limited observations
> >
> > Jeff Culler
> > Howard County
> >
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Date: 6/25/20 7:59 am
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: White-winged Dove
A friend in St. Mary's wants to try for the WWDO. I thought I had seen some instructions on parking and viewing but I can't find them on eBird or in the email string. If I'm not hallucinating, can someone resend?
Thanks!
Tyler Bell
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California, Maryland



On Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 8:25:18 AM UTC-4, Jeffrey Culler wrote:
> Called twice at 8 am and then flew to Red Maple and then to ground under a feeder. Best times seem to be in the morning based on limited observations
>
> Jeff Culler
> Howard County
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Date: 6/25/20 7:52 am
From: Andy Beiderman <aandyy...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: White-winged Dove
Still present outside of the yard in one of the maple trees.

Andy Beiderman
Baltimore, MD

On Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 8:25:18 AM UTC-4, Jeffrey Culler wrote:
> Called twice at 8 am and then flew to Red Maple and then to ground under a feeder. Best times seem to be in the morning based on limited observations
>
> Jeff Culler
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Date: 6/25/20 5:25 am
From: Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
Called twice at 8 am and then flew to Red Maple and then to ground under a feeder. Best times seem to be in the morning based on limited observations

Jeff Culler
Howard County

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Date: 6/25/20 4:46 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] WWDo hotspot
Birders,

A hotspot has been created for the Ellicott City WWDO - stakeout
White-winged Dove, Ellicott City (2020)

Please merge your personal locations with this hotspot.

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Date: 6/24/20 2:11 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Peregrine continues on National Basilica
This brings back memories...

Can't recall the precise year (late 1980s or early 90s), but I reported a
Peregrine at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate
Conception to Voice of the Naturalist as my first ever notable bird
sighting accepted for the Voice's "playlist." That's equivalent to getting
a "confirmed" today for an eBird submission.

Jim S




On Wed, Jun 24, 2020, 4:43 PM David Moulton, Bethesda, MD <
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> For good views of Peregrine Falcons in a dramatic setting, they can be
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Date: 6/24/20 1:43 pm
From: David Moulton, Bethesda, MD <moulton.davidh...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Peregrine continues on National Basilica
For good views of Peregrine Falcons in a dramatic setting, they can be
found frequenting
the bell tower or around the building holding the dome of the Basilica of
the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception next to Catholic
University.

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Date: 6/24/20 7:45 am
From: Michael O'Sullivan <fr84wrdr...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
JNeff,
Thank you,
MichaelO

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 6:50 AM Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...>
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> Just appeared at feeders.
> Corner of Thornbrook Road and Haven Oak Ct. 21042. My yard is fenced and
> the feeders are on the garage side. Often perched in Red Maple tree.
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Date: 6/24/20 3:50 am
From: Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
Just appeared at feeders.
Corner of Thornbrook Road and Haven Oak Ct. 21042. My yard is fenced and the feeders are on the garage side. Often perched in Red Maple tree.

Jeff Culler
Howard County

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Date: 6/23/20 3:05 pm
From: Bud Poole <budpoole343...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
Hi Jeff,

Do you think you will be monitoring for it and reporting out tomorrow morning? Aslo, if one were to try for it in the morning, what would be an appropriate time to look without being a bother to you or neighbors?

Thank you,
Bud Poole
Patterson Park

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Date: 6/23/20 12:22 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
I should have looked a little closer at the web page given in my response.

Here are observation of the bird going back to 2015

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White-winged_Dove/maps-sightings

Jim S




On Tue, Jun 23, 2020, 3:10 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:

> Don't know about previous appearances, but here's the normal range info on
> the dove
>
> https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White-winged_Dove/maps-range
>
> Jim S
>
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2020, 2:21 PM Derek Hudgins <derekhudgins...>
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>> The White-winged Dove is back at the feeders at 2:15 PM. It came in alone.
>>
>> Good birding,
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Date: 6/23/20 12:10 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
Don't know about previous appearances, but here's the normal range info on
the dove

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/White-winged_Dove/maps-range

Jim S

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>
> Good birding,
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Date: 6/23/20 11:21 am
From: Derek Hudgins <derekhudgins...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
The White-winged Dove is back at the feeders at 2:15 PM. It came in alone.

Good birding,
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Date: 6/23/20 8:14 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Masonville Cove access
Hi everyone,

Masonville Cove is now open to birders after being closed due to COVID-19.
Please sign in at the Education Center. Access is limited to the Education
Center and small trail on the east side of the stream until the eagle
restrictions are lifted. One eaglet was still in the nest yesterday, so it
might be a while until the full site is open.

Hours and holiday-related closings can be found on the website:
https://www.masonvillecove.org/

Thanks,
Tim Carney
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Date: 6/23/20 6:12 am
From: Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
Just flew away. Associating with two Mourning Doves and probably still in the area.
Jeff Culler
Howard County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 23, 2020, at 9:08 AM, Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...> wrote:
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> Currently at my feeders. I live at the corner of Thornbrook Road and Haven Oak Ct. 21042. Howard County. Bird is inside wooden fence, garage side.
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> Jeff Culler
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Date: 6/23/20 6:08 am
From: Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-winged Dove
Currently at my feeders. I live at the corner of Thornbrook Road and Haven Oak Ct. 21042. Howard County. Bird is inside wooden fence, garage side.

Jeff Culler


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Date: 6/23/20 6:06 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] [Extralimital/Virginia] The seasons
I second that. Great reads all.
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/



On Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 8:28 AM Janet Ardam <gojanet10216...> wrote:

> Great photos and narrative. Thank you for sharing this!
>
> Janet Ardam
> Montgomery Village MD.
>
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 10:16 AM Howard Wu <howiewu1...> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> With the pandemic, I found myself with more time at hand. I just
>> completed a 4-part "the seasons" series of essays about my observations
>> (mostly of birds, but also including other aspects of nature) in and around
>> a park in northern Virginia. I am listing the links below, I hope you will
>> enjoy.
>>
>>
>> https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/seasons-at-frying-pan-spring
>>
>> https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/seasons-at-frying-pan-summer
>>
>> https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/seasons-at-frying-pan-autumn
>>
>> https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/06/19/seasons-at-frying-pan-winter
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Howard Wu
>> Herndon, VA
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Date: 6/23/20 5:28 am
From: Janet Ardam <gojanet10216...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] [Extralimital/Virginia] The seasons
Great photos and narrative. Thank you for sharing this!

Janet Ardam
Montgomery Village MD.

On Fri, Jun 19, 2020 at 10:16 AM Howard Wu <howiewu1...> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> With the pandemic, I found myself with more time at hand. I just completed
> a 4-part "the seasons" series of essays about my observations (mostly of
> birds, but also including other aspects of nature) in and around a park in
> northern Virginia. I am listing the links below, I hope you will enjoy.
>
>
> https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/seasons-at-frying-pan-spring
>
> https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/seasons-at-frying-pan-summer
>
> https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/seasons-at-frying-pan-autumn
>
> https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/06/19/seasons-at-frying-pan-winter
>
> Thanks,
> Howard Wu
> Herndon, VA
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Date: 6/22/20 6:41 pm
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
Dear MD Birders,

I think my recollection for access to the Serpentine Barrens must be an old
policy (or perhaps even a false memory). Following up on Scott's post I
went to the Montgomery County Parks website which says that the park hours
are "sunrise to sunset." Apologies for the confusion.

In answer to Scott's original question, one way to access the park is at
the powerline cut along Piney Meetinghouse Rd.

Hugh


On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 8:58 PM Scott Baron <baron.scott...> wrote:

> Hi, all.
>
> I have been going to Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park once in a while
> for birding but I had not seen anything that says that the park is
> off limits without a permit. The website, updated recently, only says for
> horseback riders to stick to adjacent established roadbeds..
>
> I will no longer visit except from the roadsides, unless the rules
> change. It's a shame that trails haven't been created but I suppose the
> powers that be consider the habitat too sensitive.
>
> Scott Baron
> Gaithersburg, Md.
>
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 3:16 PM Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
> wrote:
>
>> So technically, the park is closed to the public and you need a permit
>> from MoCo to enter. I have had a research permit there for a few years so I
>> know the portion close to Piney Branch fairly well. There are no trails
>> through the park, so you have to bushwhack and walking through the woods is
>> difficult at points but not impossible (or impassable). There is a
>> powerline right-of-way, but that is marked with No Trespassing signs. Ticks
>> can be overwhelming at certain times, although I can't see a phenological
>> pattern. Although I am doing moth work there, there are some fun birds in
>> the area, but I haven't been this year so I don't know what is currently
>> there.
>>
>> Hugh
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 2:56 PM Scott Young <wsyacy...> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Does anyone know how best to visit the Serpentine Barrens Conservation
>>> Park hot spot in Travillah (Montgomery County, MD)? Here is its link: h
>>> ttps://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724 <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724>
>>>
>>> Where to park, where to wander? Thank you
>>>
>>> Scott Young
>>> Gaithersburg, MD
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Date: 6/22/20 6:16 pm
From: Andy Martin <apmartin2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
Hi Scott,

I usually just park off Piney Meeting House Rd at powerlines and walk in
following the gravel road (and ignoring the no trespassing signs). Have
never been bothered by anyone or told to get out. The adjacent woods are
easy to wander around in with very little undergrowth. Not sure if that's
due to a deer browse thing or its a serpentine barrens thing. About 1/2 or
3/4 mile from Piney Mtg house along the gravel powerline road you come to a
grassy cross path. If recently mowed, easy to go left or right and continue
wandering. If not mowed, seems to be Lone Star tick city! If properly
dressed and protected for ticks no worries!

Hope this helps.

Andy Martin
Gaithersburg

ps - Have also gone in a back way cutting through woods at end of Pine View
Ln. Again there's a community "no trespassing" sign that I choose to ignore.

On Monday, June 22, 2020 at 2:56:18 PM UTC-4, Scott Young wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Does anyone know how best to visit the Serpentine Barrens Conservation
> Park hot spot in Travillah (Montgomery County, MD)? Here is its link: h
> ttps://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724 <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724>
>
> Where to park, where to wander? Thank you
>
> Scott Young
> Gaithersburg, MD
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Date: 6/22/20 6:09 pm
From: 'Scott Young' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
Thanks Scott. If I find out anything useful, I’ll let you all know?

Scott

> On Jun 22, 2020, at 8:58 PM, Scott Baron <baron.scott...> wrote:
>
> 
> Hi, all.
>
> I have been going to Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park once in a while for birding but I had not seen anything that says that the park is off limits without a permit. The website, updated recently, only says for horseback riders to stick to adjacent established roadbeds..
>
> I will no longer visit except from the roadsides, unless the rules change. It's a shame that trails haven't been created but I suppose the powers that be consider the habitat too sensitive.
>
> Scott Baron
> Gaithersburg, Md.
>
>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 3:16 PM Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> wrote:
>> So technically, the park is closed to the public and you need a permit from MoCo to enter. I have had a research permit there for a few years so I know the portion close to Piney Branch fairly well. There are no trails through the park, so you have to bushwhack and walking through the woods is difficult at points but not impossible (or impassable). There is a powerline right-of-way, but that is marked with No Trespassing signs. Ticks can be overwhelming at certain times, although I can't see a phenological pattern. Although I am doing moth work there, there are some fun birds in the area, but I haven't been this year so I don't know what is currently there.
>>
>> Hugh
>>
>>> On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 2:56 PM Scott Young <wsyacy...> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Does anyone know how best to visit the Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park hot spot in Travillah (Montgomery County, MD)? Here is its link: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724
>>>
>>> Where to park, where to wander? Thank you
>>>
>>> Scott Young
>>> Gaithersburg, MD
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Date: 6/22/20 5:58 pm
From: Scott Baron <baron.scott...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
Hi, all.

I have been going to Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park once in a while
for birding but I had not seen anything that says that the park is
off limits without a permit. The website, updated recently, only says for
horseback riders to stick to adjacent established roadbeds..

I will no longer visit except from the roadsides, unless the rules change.
It's a shame that trails haven't been created but I suppose the powers that
be consider the habitat too sensitive.

Scott Baron
Gaithersburg, Md.

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020, 3:16 PM Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
wrote:

> So technically, the park is closed to the public and you need a permit
> from MoCo to enter. I have had a research permit there for a few years so I
> know the portion close to Piney Branch fairly well. There are no trails
> through the park, so you have to bushwhack and walking through the woods is
> difficult at points but not impossible (or impassable). There is a
> powerline right-of-way, but that is marked with No Trespassing signs. Ticks
> can be overwhelming at certain times, although I can't see a phenological
> pattern. Although I am doing moth work there, there are some fun birds in
> the area, but I haven't been this year so I don't know what is currently
> there.
>
> Hugh
>
> On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 2:56 PM Scott Young <wsyacy...> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Does anyone know how best to visit the Serpentine Barrens Conservation
>> Park hot spot in Travillah (Montgomery County, MD)? Here is its link: h
>> ttps://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724 <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724>
>>
>> Where to park, where to wander? Thank you
>>
>> Scott Young
>> Gaithersburg, MD
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Date: 6/22/20 4:59 pm
From: Scott Young <wsyacy...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
Here are some related links:

https://sites.google.com/site/dcgreatoutdoors/serpentine-barrens

https://elizabethswildflowerblog.com/tag/serpentine-barrens-conservation-park/page/1/

https://cyclemoco.com/2014/01/pepco-responds-on-power-line-trail-issue/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/montgomery-county-mountain-bikers-are-charged-up-about-a-new-trail/2018/10/07/742b2cc6-ca3b-11e8-a3e6-44daa3d35ede_story.html

Scott

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Date: 6/22/20 12:16 pm
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
So technically, the park is closed to the public and you need a permit from
MoCo to enter. I have had a research permit there for a few years so I know
the portion close to Piney Branch fairly well. There are no trails through
the park, so you have to bushwhack and walking through the woods is
difficult at points but not impossible (or impassable). There is a
powerline right-of-way, but that is marked with No Trespassing signs. Ticks
can be overwhelming at certain times, although I can't see a phenological
pattern. Although I am doing moth work there, there are some fun birds in
the area, but I haven't been this year so I don't know what is currently
there.

Hugh

On Mon, Jun 22, 2020 at 2:56 PM Scott Young <wsyacy...> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Does anyone know how best to visit the Serpentine Barrens Conservation
> Park hot spot in Travillah (Montgomery County, MD)? Here is its link: h
> ttps://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724 <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724>
>
> Where to park, where to wander? Thank you
>
> Scott Young
> Gaithersburg, MD
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Date: 6/22/20 11:56 am
From: Scott Young <wsyacy...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park, Travillah, MD
Hi,

Does anyone know how best to visit the Serpentine Barrens Conservation Park
hot spot in Travillah (Montgomery County, MD)? Here is its link: h
ttps://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724 <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L4289724>

Where to park, where to wander? Thank you

Scott Young
Gaithersburg, MD

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Date: 6/22/20 9:11 am
From: B Foy <prairiemerlin214...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Locations for viewing Brown Booby
Could someone clarify this? That road has a "private property" sign posted
on it. Is there a dispute over use of that road?

On Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 7:36:53 PM UTC-4, kurtschwarz4 wrote:
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> South Harbor Road, Grasonville. And you need a scope.
>
> On Sun, Jun 21, 2020 at 7:35 PM B Foy <prairiem......> <javascript:>>
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>> RFI -- are there any public places available for viewing the Brown Booby
>> in Prospect Bay? I do not have access to any private land in the area.
>> Bernard Foy, Silver Spring, MD
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Date: 6/21/20 4:36 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Locations for viewing Brown Booby
South Harbor Road, Grasonville. And you need a scope.

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> RFI -- are there any public places available for viewing the Brown Booby
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Date: 6/21/20 4:35 pm
From: B Foy <prairiemerlin214...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Locations for viewing Brown Booby
RFI -- are there any public places available for viewing the Brown Booby in
Prospect Bay? I do not have access to any private land in the area.
Bernard Foy, Silver Spring, MD

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Date: 6/21/20 4:28 pm
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, Elliott Island Road, June 12-20, 2020.
FERRY NECK & ELLIOTT ISLAND ROAD JUNE 12-20, 2020.


JUNE 12, FRIDAY. After 4 days in Philadelphia, dealing with MDs, advisors, and attending a grandson’s birthday celebration it’s good to be back here. The remaining fields have been treated, after Field 4 was done a couple of weeks ago. Arrive 3:45 P.M. Clear, SW 5-10, 83-89. For such a short time rather good results.


glossy ibis 1, snowy egret 1, green heron 1, cattle egret 3 (in Field 1), bald eagle 1. chimney swift 5. 2 wood ducks. 1 blue grosbeak. 1 eastern bluebird. Just going up the driveway on the way in there’s a FOX SQUIRREL, an eastern cottontail, and a red fox. A bit later 2 more cottontails and 4 gray squirrels.


JUNE 13, SATURDAY. George, Mary, David & Lucas arrive. glossy ibis 8, brown thrasher 2, American robin (2 capable-of-flight juveniles), ruby-throated hummingbird 1, cattle egret 1. a pair of northern cardinals has a nest in our boxwood. I picked at random a Magnolia grandiflora blossom, now in a bowl in the dining room; it measures 10.25” across. northern watersnake 1. hackberry emperor 3.


A FOX SQUIRREL (superpooh) spent most of the morning in the yard, only the 2nd yard record and for the 1st time avails itself of the bird seed scattered on the driveway turn. It is a young female, I think. Tail longer than the body and somewhat ratty. Head not quite so piebald-looking as it is in most fox squirrels. It pays attention to nearby gray squirrels and a baby cottontail but does not seem overly concerned about their presence.


During the course of the morning this squirrel, in addition to actively foraging, engaged in some antics I have often seen in gray squirrels: standing in place and jumping straight up repeatedly, rolling around on the earth, and fastidious grooming.


JUNE 14, SUNDAY. George and I work Elliott Island Road in the large sense { in sensu lato, as they used to say in Herculaneum; i.e.: also including Lewis Wharf Road, Kraft Neck Road, and Drawbridge Road). 8:15 A.M. - 1:15 P.M. clear, cool, low 60s - 77, winds NNE 15+, high tide. Nice to just take our time, with no agenda. 66 species (ph means species photographed, multiple times, and well; frame fillers), including:


saltmarsh sparrow 7 (ph), seaside sparrow 43 (ph), marsh wren 42, Virginia rail 20 (2 seen; a lot of spontaneous vocalizations: “ki-dick, ki-dick, ki-dick, ki-dick), black-necked stilt 3, common gallinule 5, least bittern 3 (3 well-seen flybys), greater yellowlegs 2, American black duck 4, pileated woodpecker 1, wood duck 11 (including a hen with 7 downy ducklings on Drawbridge Road), willet 7 (ph), brown pelican 2, snowy egret 11, great egret 3 (I didn’t see ANY here in May!?), bald eagle 14,


brown-headed nuthatch 2 of the little things, swamp sparrow 8 (singing birds), eastern meadowlark 3, boat-tailed grackle 5, prothonotary warbler 3, blue-gray gnatcatcher 2, red-tailed hawk 2, yellow-billed cuckoo 2, Acadian flycatcher 2, red-eyed Vireo 5, white-eyed vireo 2, yellow warbler 1. terns 0. Canada goose 21. common yellowthroat 18. osprey 17 (at least 6 nests on lower Elliott Island Road).


Now THAT is a good visit, eh? But … 0 northern harriers is worrisome. There are plenty of clapper rails along parts if EIR, but we didn’t stop at the 4 best places for them.


the non-avian: sika deer 1, raccoon 1 d.o.r. being attended by a black vulture (yummy), painted turtle 12, diamond-backed terrapin 2 (on the roads; “rescued”). Without George’s good hearing most of these numbers would be half what is reported here, or even worse. LOTS of anglers and boaters.


Best wishes, best health to all.- Harry Armistead, Bellevue, MD.


Meanwhile, back at Rigby’s Folly when George and I return we see a doe and her little spotted fawn on the driveway, the 1st little fawn I’ve seen this year.. Multiple visits at dusk of a hummer to our feeder. 2 green herons. George sees a skink long enough so it is probably a broad-headed skink.


JUNE 15, MONDAY. a beauty, clear of fair, NNE or NE 15+, 70s low humidity. kite flying. George gets one up to I’d say 100 yards, runs out of line. 2 hackberry emperors. The Woods 4 vernal pool has dried up but that means Frog Hollow has lowered enough so that the painted turtle basking log is exposed and there are 4 on it. 2 green herons. hummers at their feeders. as yesterday 2 deer in Field 4. George hears a yellow-billed cuckoo. nice look at the male indigo bunting on the driveway out front.


JUNE 16, TUESDAY. Out at Lucy Point, 5:45-6:30 P.M., overcast, winds NE 20+ m.p.h. blustery,, 71 degrees F., quite gray and a little grim. See cormorants swallow eels 3 times. Turns out Mary saw a cormorant struggling with an eel here yesterday. More ospreys than usual, 10 in sight simultaneously. In spite of the strong winds see 3 carrying fish. A few barn swallows and purple martins feeding close to shore in the lee, and a kingbird perched on a fallen limb out over the water. 6 laughing gulls. 4 diamond-backed terrapin. Cats paws racing over the surface of the lee waters. 1 herring gull. About 20 cormorants. Funny to see more than usual here given the spooky weather conditions.


Mary find a northern rough greensnake while jogging, stops to photograph it, sends the photo up to the house while she’s still out on the driveway. 2 cedar waxwings. Mostly mixed clouds and sun today. temps in the 70s. George leaves early to return to Philadelphia. 3 cattle egrets in Field 1. snowy egret 1. red-bellied woodpecker 1.


JUNE 17, WEDNESDAY. overcast, cool. 2 waxwings. set off sparklers with the grandsons after dinner.


JUNE 18, THURSDAY. snowy egret 1. bald eagle 2 immatures (probably from the nest in our woods). green heron 1. brown thrasher 2.


2 huge sea nettles. 1 big northern watersnake. The boys did their first angling, from the dock, with spinning outfits. 1 painted turtle. A silver-spotted skipper apparently attracted by my bright yellow-green Millie’s Road House T-shirt. 3 hackberry emperors. an azure. a 5” skink. best visitation ever at our 2 hummingbird feeders. Only 3 or 4 diamond-backed terrapin seen the past few days but choppy conditions not conducive to detecting them.


great egret 1. muskrat 1. the dock gets power-washed today by Weems Brothers. We all sit out on the dock after supper until after sunset. Great cloud formations. One looks surprisingly like a stegosaurus.


JUNE 19, FRIDAY. overcast, 70s to low 80s, S then SSW 10+/ Am out at Lucy Point 11-noon: 2 black scoters, 1 herring gull, 1 laughing gull, 3 common terns, 1 purple martin, and 2 common grackles foraging in the intertidal zone, 4 cormorants, 1 osprey … the ONLY birds seen offshore plus 1 terrapin, 16 work boats, 3 power boats rooster tailin’ along, 3 sail boats, and 1, I don’t know WHAT, some kind of barge, I guess.


Mary finds the leg and head of a small fawn on the lawn out by Field 1. Three green herons.


JUNE 20, SATURDAY. 55 juvenile European starlings in Field 1, only early in the “summer” but this species has apparently already had a good breeding season. On the front porch five-lined skinks 3.5” and 8” and David spots a female eastern box turtle next to the boxwood. Nice orange markings. Seldom see them RIGHT IN the yard.


Best to all, and, stay healthy. - Harry Armistead, Bellevue, Talbot County.

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Date: 6/21/20 3:09 pm
From: John Stith <john.stith...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
Andy, thanks so much for thinking to investigate much more than I did! I've
removed my entry from eBird.

Glad to hear about all the Dickcissels.

John


On Sunday, June 21, 2020 at 2:21:34 PM UTC-4, Andy Wilson wrote:
>
> Dear all,
>
> I checked out the Bobwhite near Elder Cemetery, Emmitsburg, Frederick Co,
> this morning. I'm afraid by driving down nearby Mechanisctown Rd I could
> hear that the birds were in the yard of a house there - the house has
> free-range chickens, goats, and several cages in their yard. There's also a
> nice Purple Martin colony there. This is about 300 yards SE of the
> cemetery. So, I'll not be adding bobwhite to me Frederick County list or
> the atlas data. Bummer!
>
> Better news, I did a careful census of the Dickcissels along Keyesville
> and Gregg Rds - I counted 12 singing, at a minimum. This was only on the
> Frederick side - I know there are more in Carroll. Also one singing
> Bobolink on Gregg Rd. The large hayfields on Harney Rd that have held up to
> 6 singing Bobolinks have been mowed, and no BOBOs to be seen.
>
> Cheers
>
> Andy Wilson
> Frederick
>
> On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 2:49 PM John Stith <john......>
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>
>> I heard two two singing Northern Bobwhites today at Elder Cemetery
>> outside of Emmitsburg, Frederick County. They were singing from the grassy
>> area that sits behind the field east of the cemetery. I've posted a very
>> poor recording on ebird.
>>
>> Nice to find them just three miles south of the Pennsylvania border!
>> Central Pennsylvania has no bobwhite listings on eBird since 2018.
>>
>> Also enjoyed hearing Willow Flycatcher, Field Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole,
>> and others. That cemetery is a nice spot with an entrance on Motters
>> Station Road. The fields immediately surrounding the cemetery are owned by
>> Mount St. Mary's University.
>>
>> John Stith
>>
>>
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Date: 6/21/20 2:11 pm
From: jfstup <jfstup38...>
Subject: [MDBirding] cliff swallows
lots of cliff swallows at the Monocacy aqueduct off of Mouth of Monocacy
road. you can see their unique nest on the aqueduct with the entry near the
bottom of the nest.

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Date: 6/21/20 11:21 am
From: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
Dear all,

I checked out the Bobwhite near Elder Cemetery, Emmitsburg, Frederick Co,
this morning. I'm afraid by driving down nearby Mechanisctown Rd I could
hear that the birds were in the yard of a house there - the house has
free-range chickens, goats, and several cages in their yard. There's also a
nice Purple Martin colony there. This is about 300 yards SE of the
cemetery. So, I'll not be adding bobwhite to me Frederick County list or
the atlas data. Bummer!

Better news, I did a careful census of the Dickcissels along Keyesville and
Gregg Rds - I counted 12 singing, at a minimum. This was only on the
Frederick side - I know there are more in Carroll. Also one singing
Bobolink on Gregg Rd. The large hayfields on Harney Rd that have held up to
6 singing Bobolinks have been mowed, and no BOBOs to be seen.

Cheers

Andy Wilson
Frederick

On Sat, Jun 13, 2020 at 2:49 PM John Stith <john.stith...> wrote:

> I heard two two singing Northern Bobwhites today at Elder Cemetery outside
> of Emmitsburg, Frederick County. They were singing from the grassy area
> that sits behind the field east of the cemetery. I've posted a very poor
> recording on ebird.
>
> Nice to find them just three miles south of the Pennsylvania border!
> Central Pennsylvania has no bobwhite listings on eBird since 2018.
>
> Also enjoyed hearing Willow Flycatcher, Field Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole,
> and others. That cemetery is a nice spot with an entrance on Motters
> Station Road. The fields immediately surrounding the cemetery are owned by
> Mount St. Mary's University.
>
> John Stith
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Date: 6/21/20 7:36 am
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Fwd: [MDBirding] Chat???
Hi Andy,My Grandson had a chat last week in a nursery on 5432 Old National Pike. It was probably on a reconnoitering trip. He hasn't seen it since. Gail Frantz 
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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Chat???

Andy, on a good year at the North Tract PWR, you can’t help but trip over chats. This year a different story. They have been pretty scares in they’re normal haunts. Early they were seen in the first large field up wildlife loop past the contact station. They are usually a given at the wildlife viewing area. This year not so much. Those areas are still good to search, but also anywhere the power line areas run adjacent the wildlife loop. The large open area around the entrance road to scout site one is another worth while place to check. If your up for a hike you can check out a few of the back road areas that are only open to bike, horseback or foot traffic. The furthest out is the blue heron pond area. This does have a large open area to look and listen. Open areas where the power lines run adjacent or cross Wild Turkey Way and or South Road are great areas to search. Have seen them in all these areas this year. Just not in the norms that usually would be present. You can get a map from the contact station that will show all these areas. Best of luck!!            Rod Burley

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> On Jun 20, 2020, at 8:09 AM, andy connelly <andy.connelly64...> wrote:
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> where can I find a Chat in Central MD?  I know they are seen at PWR North, but where?
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Date: 6/21/20 6:48 am
From: 'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Chat???
When I was there earlier in the season, I saw one Chat at Blue Mash and heard a couple more singing. But there were also many ticks.

Susan Hunt
Sligo Woods

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> On Jun 21, 2020, at 9:31 AM, Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> wrote:
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> We have not been there this year but have always found Blue Mash Nature Trail in Montgomery Co. to be very reliable for Chats. Looking at eBird, there have been a number of reports this year, some of multiple birds.
>
> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville
>
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>> On Jun 21, 2020, at 5:29 AM, John Stith <john.stith...> wrote:
>>
>> The chat I found (my first!) at Kentland Community Center (Prince George’s County) this month was not evident when I went back a week later. Maybe it didn’t like the noise of them finally mowing the golf course. The field sparrows were gone too. :(
>>
>> John Stith
>> Chillum, Md.
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Date: 6/21/20 6:31 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Chat???
We have not been there this year but have always found Blue Mash Nature Trail in Montgomery Co. to be very reliable for Chats. Looking at eBird, there have been a number of reports this year, some of multiple birds.

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville

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> The chat I found (my first!) at Kentland Community Center (Prince George’s County) this month was not evident when I went back a week later. Maybe it didn’t like the noise of them finally mowing the golf course. The field sparrows were gone too. :(
>
> John Stith
> Chillum, Md.
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Date: 6/21/20 3:05 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] BBA
Actually the this even easier than submitting directly into the portal. If you have breeding codes - most especially breeding *confirmation* codes for unusual species (think raptors, neotropical migrants, species in decline in the state) - and you use eBird, you really should make sure your observation is recorded. This is a major scientific study to determine the status of birds in Maryland and we need every set of eyes!

This is how I put my lists into the Atlas portal now and it takes literally 30 seconds.

Open your personal account eBird checklist which contains the breeding code(s).
At the top right, click on the blue rectangle. This will show a number of editing options.
Scroll down to the 6th option, “change portal” and click on this.
You will get a screen with an alphabetical scroll-down menu of portals (the first being Alaska eBird.)
Scroll down to “Maryland-DC Breeding Bird Atlas” and select this.
Click on button at bottom, “Change Portal,” and you are done. Your list will be copied to the Atlas portal, and will of course also stay in your own account.

And do not worry about what block you are in, the software takes care of that.

Gail Mackiernan
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> On Jun 20, 2020, at 11:16 PM, Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> wrote:
>
> Hi Richard,
>
> If you use ebird, you can make sure it is included in the Atlas by submitting a checklist in the BBA portal, which can be found here.
>
> I have heard several people now say something like "I am not participating in the atlas, but..." which is a comment that I do not understand since participating in the atlas is as simple as submitting an ebird checklist. You can submit one record or a thousand.
>
> Hugh
>
>> On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 10:39 PM Richard Coyle <recbirding...> wrote:
>> I have a question about the Breading Bird Atlas.
>>
>> I am not personally collecting data, but I have a Coopers Hawk nest in my back yard that has at least 4 if not 5 'chicks' in it. They are all about to fledge (probably in the next week at most I would guess).
>> I have photos with 4 next to the nest and 1 in the nest, I cannot verify if the 1 in the nest is an adult or not.
>>
>> I am asking if there is anyone who is Atlasing in the Parkville MD (21234) area, and wants to view and add this to their data.
>> If there is feel free to email me directly
>>
>>
>> I have been taking poor Digi-scoped photos and video and recently (Since they have become larger and more mobile) I have been using my Nikon.
>>
>> Sorry if this is inappropriate for this forum.
>>
>>
>> Richard Coyle
>> Parkville, MD
>>
>> recbirding @ gm---.com
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Date: 6/21/20 2:29 am
From: John Stith <john.stith...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Chat???
The chat I found (my first!) at Kentland Community Center (Prince George’s County) this month was not evident when I went back a week later. Maybe it didn’t like the noise of them finally mowing the golf course. The field sparrows were gone too. :(

John Stith
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Date: 6/20/20 8:16 pm
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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] BBA
Hi Richard,

If you use ebird, you can make sure it is included in the Atlas by
submitting a checklist in the BBA portal, which can be found here
<https://ebird.org/atlasmddc/home>.

I have heard several people now say something like "I am not participating
in the atlas, but..." which is a comment that I do not understand since
participating in the atlas is as simple as submitting an ebird checklist.
You can submit one record or a thousand.

Hugh

On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 10:39 PM Richard Coyle <recbirding...> wrote:

> I have a question about the Breading Bird Atlas.
>
> I am not personally collecting data, but I have a Coopers Hawk nest in my
> back yard that has at least 4 if not 5 'chicks' in it. They are all about
> to fledge (probably in the next week at most I would guess).
> I have photos with 4 next to the nest and 1 in the nest, I cannot verify
> if the 1 in the nest is an adult or not.
>
> I am asking if there is anyone who is Atlasing in the Parkville MD (21234)
> area, and wants to view and add this to their data.
> If there is feel free to email me directly
>
>
> I have been taking poor Digi-scoped photos and video and recently (Since
> they have become larger and more mobile) I have been using my Nikon.
>
> Sorry if this is inappropriate for this forum.
>
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> Parkville, MD
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Date: 6/20/20 7:39 pm
From: Richard Coyle <recbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] BBA
I have a question about the Breading Bird Atlas.

I am not personally collecting data, but I have a Coopers Hawk nest in my
back yard that has at least 4 if not 5 'chicks' in it. They are all about
to fledge (probably in the next week at most I would guess).
I have photos with 4 next to the nest and 1 in the nest, I cannot verify if
the 1 in the nest is an adult or not.

I am asking if there is anyone who is Atlasing in the Parkville MD (21234)
area, and wants to view and add this to their data.
If there is feel free to email me directly


I have been taking poor Digi-scoped photos and video and recently (Since
they have become larger and more mobile) I have been using my Nikon.

Sorry if this is inappropriate for this forum.


Richard Coyle
Parkville, MD

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Date: 6/20/20 1:14 pm
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Subject: [MDBirding] Common Loon at Violette’s Lock MoCo
There is currently a Common Loon immediately upstream of Violette’s Lock in Montgomery County. I also had a Mississippi Kite here earlier this afternoon.

Max Wilson
Potomac, Montgomery

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Date: 6/20/20 9:23 am
From: Haninah Levine <haninah...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Off-topic: Red fox, Chillum Community Park
Apologies for the non-avian post, but this morning I spotted a red fox
strolling through Chillum Community Park, in the brush alongside the NW
Branch Anacostia, not a hundred yards off the very busy bike path. Also
three flycatchers (Great Crested, Acadian (on a nest), and Eastern
Kingbird), plus a Baltimore Oriole, so all in all not bad for a mid-morning
in June.

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Date: 6/20/20 9:15 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Chat???
Andy,
I've attached a map from eBird showing locations (the red markers) where Yellow-breasted Chats have been observed in June of this year. You have a lot to choose from. If you click on this link, it will take you to a live version of the map, and you can zoom in to Maryland and the exact area you want and then click on any of the red markers to get the name of the location and more information, such as exact date and observer. https://ebird.org/map/yebcha?neg=true&env.minX=167.3311147628072&env.minY=-9.503275067526603&env.maxX=12.331942075276675&env.maxY=63.627817210024524&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=6-7&bmo=6&emo=7&yr=cur

The species sighting map is truly one of the handiest features of eBird. In case anyone wants to know how to generate such a map:
- Go to eBird.
- In the menu bar at the top, choose <Explore>
- On the Explore page that comes up next, choose <Species Maps>
- On the Species Map page that come up next, in the menu bar at the top, enter the species name (Yellow-breasted Chat) in the species box; note that as you type the name, a list of bird species names will appear below the box where you're typing. Choose the correct one. (Tip: you can also enter four-letter species codes here - YBCH - and then can choose the full name of the species from the resultant drop-down list).
- Next, also in the top menu, set the date range you're interested in using the choices in the drop-down menu. The map I set up is for June-July of the current year.
- Then, set location as Maryland, USA, or whatever you want (could be a county or could be an eBird hotspot), or you can leave the location blank and just zoom in when the map appears.
- I also like to click <Show Points Sooner> in the menu sidepanel at the right, which reduces the amount of zooming required.

There you have it.


Marcia
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A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
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Bowie, MD
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Subject: [MDBirding] Chat???

where can I find a Chat in Central MD? I know they are seen at PWR North, but where?

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Date: 6/20/20 8:01 am
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] how to contact MOS?
I was on the MOS website because I had wanted to send an email about an
article I saw regarding a proposed culling of Double-Crested Cormorants
<https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/19/1953933/-Dept-of-Interior-is-planning-to-cull-a-bird-species?fbclid=IwAR06LESLbp_M4SKwSKy1dINkonLGG2Wpgn-XQoJ0VDTXW2pwOq1u_FpoB1g>,
but there isn't a single email address visible on the contact page (which
wasn't easy to locate), and none of the officers or committee chairs are
named. Why?

Pat Valdata
Crisfield, Somerset County

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Date: 6/20/20 7:47 am
From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Chat???

I have seen chats regularly in the old fields along Johnny Cake Road in the Security section of Baltimore County and in old fields along North Point Road near Bauers Lane, also in Baltimore CO.

Good luck

John



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On Saturday, June 20, 2020 andy connelly <andy.connelly64...> wrote:
where can I find a Chat in Central MD?  I know they are seen at PWR North, but where?

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Date: 6/20/20 7:13 am
From: 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Chat???
I was going to suggest checking powerline cuts. I don’t think Calvert County counts as being in central MD, but on June 10 I walked a half mile stretch of the BGE right-of-way south of Prince Frederick and heard 7 “singing” chats, every time I crested a hill and walked into a new ravine. The first one was right where the powerline cut crosses the road, so it could have been heard without walking.

Leslie Starr
Port Republic


> On Jun 20, 2020, at 9:39 AM, 'Rodney Burley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
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> Andy, on a good year at the North Tract PWR, you can’t help but trip over chats. This year a different story. They have been pretty scares in they’re normal haunts. Early they were seen in the first large field up wildlife loop past the contact station. They are usually a given at the wildlife viewing area. This year not so much. Those areas are still good to search, but also anywhere the power line areas run adjacent the wildlife loop. The large open area around the entrance road to scout site one is another worth while place to check. If your up for a hike you can check out a few of the back road areas that are only open to bike, horseback or foot traffic. The furthest out is the blue heron pond area. This does have a large open area to look and listen. Open areas where the power lines run adjacent or cross Wild Turkey Way and or South Road are great areas to search. Have seen them in all these areas this year. Just not in the norms that usually would be present. You can get a map from the contact station that will show all these areas. Best of luck!!

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Date: 6/20/20 6:39 am
From: 'Rodney Burley' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Chat???
Andy, on a good year at the North Tract PWR, you can’t help but trip over chats. This year a different story. They have been pretty scares in they’re normal haunts. Early they were seen in the first large field up wildlife loop past the contact station. They are usually a given at the wildlife viewing area. This year not so much. Those areas are still good to search, but also anywhere the power line areas run adjacent the wildlife loop. The large open area around the entrance road to scout site one is another worth while place to check. If your up for a hike you can check out a few of the back road areas that are only open to bike, horseback or foot traffic. The furthest out is the blue heron pond area. This does have a large open area to look and listen. Open areas where the power lines run adjacent or cross Wild Turkey Way and or South Road are great areas to search. Have seen them in all these areas this year. Just not in the norms that usually would be present. You can get a map from the contact station that will show all these areas. Best of luck!! Rod Burley

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Date: 6/20/20 5:21 am
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Chat???
Hi Andy,

My guess is you mean the North Tract of Patuxent Research Refuge. Yes
Chat's were on territory there last year. Most of the ones I encountered
were in areas that are closed to the public or require a long hike, but
there was a singing male in the field to the south of the visitor contact
station and it could often be heard from the station. I haven't been there
this year since my research is shut down b/c of COVID-19.

Hugh

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Subject: [MDBirding] Chat???
where can I find a Chat in Central MD? I know they are seen at PWR North, but where?

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Date: 6/19/20 7:16 am
From: Howard Wu <howiewu1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [Extralimital/Virginia] The seasons
Hi,

With the pandemic, I found myself with more time at hand. I just completed
a 4-part "the seasons" series of essays about my observations (mostly of
birds, but also including other aspects of nature) in and around a park in
northern Virginia. I am listing the links below, I hope you will enjoy.

https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/05/08/seasons-at-frying-pan-spring
https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/seasons-at-frying-pan-summer
https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/05/29/seasons-at-frying-pan-autumn
https://travelerathome.wordpress.com/2020/06/19/seasons-at-frying-pan-winter

Thanks,
Howard Wu
Herndon, VA

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Date: 6/16/20 3:39 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Prettyboy Reservoir, 06/16/20
06/16/20 - 725am-1055am
Prettyboy Reservoir--Shamberger's Peninsula Trail, B Co., MD

WEATHER: MC/PC, 57-70 degrees, NE 3 mph- NE 7 mph OBS: 7

Canada Goose - 1
Common Loon - 1
Black Vulture - 1
Turkey Vulture - 6
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Mourning Dove - 1
Chimney Swift - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Hairy Woodpecker - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 3
Acadian Flycatcher - 5
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
Red-eyed Vireo - 8
Blue Jay - 1
American Crow - 4
Carolina Chickadee - 4
Tufted Titmouse - 1
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Carolina Wren - 2
House Wren - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5
Wood Thrush - 1
American Robin - 1
Gray Catbird - 5
Cedar Waxwing - 3
Ovenbird - 8
Worm-eating Warbler - 3
Black-and-white Warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 1
Yellow Warbler - 1
Pine Warbler - 1
Prairie Warbler - 3
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Scarlet Tanager - 4
Northern Cardinal - 8
Indigo Bunting - 1
Brown-headed Cowbird - 3
American Goldfinch - 2
SPECIES: 40 INDIVIDUALS: 106

KEVIN GRAFF
JARRETTSVILLE, MD
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Date: 6/16/20 3:32 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] rail trail, 06/16/20
06/16/20 - 610am-715am
Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail--Freeland, B Co., MD

WEATHER: PC, 55-57 degrees, calm- NE 3 mph

Mourning Dove - 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Chimney Swift - 1
Red-headed Woodpecker - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Acadian Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Eastern Kingbird - 1
White-eyed Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
Blue Jay - 2
American Crow - 1
Tree Swallow - 1
Barn Swallow - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 1
White-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Carolina Wren - 2
House Wren - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
Wood Thrush - 1
American Robin - 4
Gray Catbird - 3
European Starling - 1
Ovenbird - 1
Louisiana Waterthrush - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Northern Parula - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Song Sparrow - 1
Northern Cardinal - 5
Indigo Bunting - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 1
American Goldfinch - 3
SPECIES: 35 INDIVIDUALS: 55


Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 6/16/20 3:25 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Inner Harbor, 06/15/20
Yesterday, took a light rail down to Inner Harbor from Hunt Valley for a
nice, long walk along waterfront promenade to Canton Waterfront Park and
back. good variety of birds along way.

Pier 3: Osprey, Gray Catbird

Pier 4: Osprey, family of House Finches

Pier 5: Osprey, young American Robin, young Gray Catbird

Pier 6: Song Sparrow

Harbor East: nesting Barn & Rough-winged Swallows

Harbor Point: Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Common Terns

Fells Point: Common Tern

Anchorage: House Wren, Brown Thrasher

Canton: Great Blue Heron, Black-crowned Night Heron, Common Yellowthroat

Canton Waterfront Park: common birds

on way back, made a quick stop to see night heron rookery at a tiny city
park.


Kevin Graff

Jarrettsville, MD

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Date: 6/16/20 1:55 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Birding Unites Us
A warm hello, MD and DC birders. In a polarizing time, Dr. J. Drew Lanham
offers an answer <https://birdpartner.com/2020/06/16/birding-unites-us/> to
the question, "What can unite us?"

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Date: 6/16/20 8:17 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Elliott Island Road, June 14, 2020
JUNE 14, SUNDAY. George and I work Elliott Island Road in the large sense { in sensu lato, as they used to say in Herculaneum; i.e.: also including Lewis Wharf Road, Kraft Neck Road, and Drawbridge Road). 8:15 A.M. - 1:15 P.M. clear, cool, low 60s - 77, winds NNE 15+, high tide. Nice to just take our time, with no agenda. 66 species (ph means species photographed, multiple times, and well; frame fillers), including:


saltmarsh sparrow 7 (ph), seaside sparrow 43 (ph), marsh wren 42, Virginia rail 20 (2 seen; a lot of spontaneous vocalizations: “ki-dick, ki-dick, ki-dick, ki-dick), black-necked stilt 3, common gallinule 5, least bittern 3 (3 well-seen flybys), greater yellowlegs 2, American black duck 4, pileated woodpecker 1, wood duck 11 (including a hen with 7 downy ducklings on Drawbridge Road), willet 7 (ph), brown pelican 2, snowy egret 11, great egret 3 (I didn’t see ANY here in May!?), bald eagle 14, brown-headed nuthatch 2 of the little things, swamp sparrow 8 (singing birds), eastern meadowlark 3, boat-tailed grackle 5, prothonotary warbler 3, blue-gray gnatcatcher 2, red-tailed hawk 2, yellow-billed cuckoo 2, Acadian flycatcher 2, red-eyed Vireo 5, white-eyed vireo 2, yellow warbler 1. terns 0. Canada goose 21. common yellowthroat 18. osprey 17 (at least 6 nests on lower Elliott Island Road).


Now THAT is a good visit, eh? But … 0 northern harriers is worrisome. There are plenty of clapper rails along parts if EIR, but we didn’t stop at the 4 best places for them.


the non-avian: sika deer 1, raccoon 1 d.o.r. being attended by a black vulture (yummy), painted turtle 12, diamond-backed terrapin 2 (on the roads; “rescued”). Without George’s good hearing most of these numbers would be half what is reported here, or even worse. LOTS of anglers and boaters.


Best wishes, best health to all.- Harry Armistead, Bellevue, MD.

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Date: 6/15/20 10:46 am
From: Jim Rapp <dlitedirector...>
Subject: [MDBirding] June 26-28: Summer Delmarva Birding Weekend & Sunset Seabird Safaris all summer
Now that Governor Hogan has lifted some travel restrictions, Delmarva Birding Weekends is offering small group summer tours with COVID-19 guidelines in place. Our 1st Summer Delmarva Birding Weekend will be held June 26-28, 2020, and Sunset Seabird Safaris are planned all summer long.

We are excited to work with our local guides and outfitters to enjoy summer birding with you while safely hiking, paddling and boating on our bays and rivers. For June 26-28, we have planned field trips that include:

* paddling on Ayers Creek and the Pocomoke River
* boating on Maryland's coastal bays and to Smith Island in the Chesapeake Bay
* hiking at Newport Farms and in the Nassawango Creek Preserve.
From June 26 to October 3, Sunset Seabird Safaris will traverse the coastal bays from behind Ocean City to Chincoteague Bay. Departing from the West OC Harbor, the three-hour evening tours begin with the northern bays, rife with Snowy and Great Egrets, American Oystercatchers, and Black-crowned Night Herons and, after passing the gauntlet of nesting Ospreys, end at sunset at South Point Spoils.
There, participants can witness the feathered embrace of the full complement of colonial nesting birds including Cattle Egrets, Tricolored Herons, Little Blue Herons, Royal Terns, Brown Pelicans and Glossy Ibis.

Visit www.DelmarvaBirding.com for field trip descriptions and registration information.

Jim Rapp
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Date: 6/15/20 3:44 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
My brother-in-law in Carolina County has been working for years to
introduce quail into his area. He would raise maybe 600 quail in isolation
and then release them, usually with little or no success in establishing
coveys. Several years ago he converted the family farm in conservation
easement and started working with DNR on establishing the right habitat.
He now has established coveys. I do not know if the quail have become
established in any of the surrounding countryside.

Getting continuing coveys was a long process that required professional
input and patience and money. I commend him for his efforts and anyone
else that goes thru this process.

Over the years I sometimes hear quail in my yard and in the surrounding
neighborhood but never consistently thru the year. I also have had
Pheasant and Chukars as yard birds. I like to hope that the quail are
established in my area but that is doubtful.

Jim Wilson
Queenstown


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Date: 6/14/20 1:37 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
Hi MDBirders:

For you history buffs ...

I'm not sure how widely known this is known, but "quail" have been
introduced in Maryland for over 150 years. US Biological Survey
ornithologist, Dr. Alexander Wetmore, did a fair amount of research on
this back in the 1920s.

A few historical summary factoids:

In the 1870s, "quail" (Bobwhite) were translocated from Alabama and
Georgia to Eastern Massachusetts. Birds from Kansas and Alabama were
also introduced into MD.

From 1916-1922, about 31,600 quail were released in PA, with about
25,000 released there during 1921-22.

During 1921-22, approximately 22,000 "Mexican Quail" (Colinus
virginianus texanus), from northeastern Mexico, were released in MD.
Smaller lots were imported for a few years prior to this. About 400
were released in Dorchester County on specific farms. At the MD State
Game Farm, it was proved that the Mexican Quail could breed with the
local "Eastern Bobwhite" form (C. v. virginianus); however, in the
wild it seems that a large number of the imported Mexican Quail either
died or were killed without having bred. Therefore, the hybridization
impact on the Eastern populations, although noticeable, was probably
not as great as it could have been.


FYI ... If you have a historical interest in quail and did not see the
article I wrote for the Yellowthroat about eight years ago, you can
find it here ...

In 2012, I published an article in The Maryland Yellowthroat
about quail (Northern Bobwhite) surveys and winter feeding that
were conducted by the DC Police in conjunction with the US
Biological Survey and the DC Audubon Society between 1918 and
1928.

https://mddcrcblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/22/the-washington-dc-police-quail-surveys/

Phil


At 08:23 06/14/2020, Dan Small wrote:

All,

I haven't heard details in a little while, but I know over the
last few years PA was undergoing a lot of habitat management on a
select number of Wildlife Management Areas in preparation for a
major Bobwhite translocation effort. Translocation studies have
been ongoing for sometime now in the SE USA with great success, as
long as the habitat is in good shape and will be managed on a
regular basis. Translocation is very different than raising
bobwhites for release, translocation involves trapping wild adults
prior to spring covey breakup. The birds are then transported to
the new site and released as a group.

Virginia has been working hard and for a long time on managing
bobwhite habitat, they have a team of private land biologists that
work with landowners interested in managing their properties for
bobwhite. While I don't know the distribution of the different
populations around the state, I would image if you have been
hearing bobwhite for 30 years in the same area they are more than
likely wild (of course there needs to be lots of good habitat for
population persistence).

Dan Small
Chestertown, MD

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Date: 6/14/20 5:23 am
From: Dan Small <small.m.dan...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
All,

I haven’t heard details in a little while, but I know over the last few years PA was undergoing a lot of habitat management on a select number of Wildlife Management Areas in preparation for a major Bobwhite translocation effort. Translocation studies have been ongoing for sometime now in the SE USA with great success, as long as the habitat is in good shape and will be managed on a regular basis. Translocation is very different than raising bobwhites for release, translocation involves trapping wild adults prior to spring covey breakup. The birds are then transported to the new site and released as a group.

Virginia has been working hard and for a long time on managing bobwhite habitat, they have a team of private land biologists that work with landowners interested in managing their properties for bobwhite. While I don’t know the distribution of the different populations around the state, I would image if you have been hearing bobwhite for 30 years in the same area they are more than likely wild (of course there needs to be lots of good habitat for population persistence).

Dan Small
Chestertown, MD

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Date: 6/14/20 4:52 am
From: Fran Toler <francestoler...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] putting the Northern back in Bobwhite
So this isn’t MD, exactly, but for 30years I have heard Bobwhites in a cow pasture in Flint Hill VA (I have a cabin near there). I have always figures these were wild, but maybe not...

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