mdbirding
Received From Subject
11/19/18 2:21 pm Art Drauglis <lwsyrup...> Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
11/19/18 2:15 pm Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...> [MDBirding] White-crowned Sparrows and Savannah Sparrows at Blackwater Visitor Center
11/19/18 9:06 am PETER OSENTON <roadwarrior71...> Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
11/19/18 6:49 am Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...> [MDBirding] Red-throated Loon
11/19/18 6:06 am thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Purple Finch invasion continuous
11/19/18 5:31 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] St. Mary's County Snow Geese, 11/19
11/19/18 4:17 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> Re: [MDBirding] N Shrike (Garrett County)
11/19/18 3:33 am 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park (11/18) - Red Crossbill, Orange-crowned Warbler
11/18/18 3:29 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
11/18/18 1:40 pm Gene Ricks <gricks1949...> Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
11/18/18 1:33 pm J.B. Churchill <jchurchi...> [MDBirding] N Shrike (Garrett County)
11/18/18 10:08 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
11/18/18 9:56 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
11/18/18 9:34 am Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> [MDBirding] Calliope
11/18/18 5:29 am Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> [MDBirding] Calliope Hummingbird in Annapolis
11/17/18 6:54 pm Patrick Malone <pmalone...> [MDBirding] bird photography show- reception on Saturday, December 15 in DC
11/17/18 9:07 am Karen Cyr <karen.cyr...> [MDBirding] New Yardbird in Kensington-An Eagle!
11/17/18 6:37 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] Re: Siskins
11/17/18 5:32 am Frank Boyle <ravenfrank...> [MDBirding] Siskins
11/16/18 7:21 pm Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] "Pink-sided" Dark-eyed Junco in Bethesda, Mont. Co.
11/16/18 7:11 pm Patrick Malone <pmalone...> [MDBirding] off-topic: African-American History & Culture Museum in DC
11/16/18 4:13 pm Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] Oxbow Lake (AA County)
11/16/18 10:29 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore of MD and (mostly) VA, November 7-13, 2018.
11/15/18 3:25 pm Clifford Comeau <cliffcomeau...> Re: [MDBirding] Leucistic English Sparrow at Annapolis City Dock
11/15/18 12:01 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Snow/Suet/Water
11/15/18 11:57 am Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...> [MDBirding] Leucistic English Sparrow at Annapolis City Dock
11/15/18 6:15 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> [MDBirding] Can a Common Loon Really Swallow a "Hogchoker"
11/15/18 6:15 am Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Food Hoovers
11/15/18 5:14 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Masonville 11/8
11/14/18 3:42 pm Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...> [MDBirding] Northern Harrier - at Anne Arundel County Jug Bay
11/14/18 1:20 pm Peter Lev <plev...> [MDBirding] Gannets at North Point State Park
11/14/18 9:17 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Brown Pelican - Cecil
11/14/18 7:54 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Few western accidentals so far
11/14/18 2:59 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 11/13/2018
11/13/18 10:59 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Poplar Island 11/7
11/13/18 8:29 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Siskins - Davidsonville (AA Co), MD
11/13/18 8:16 am guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Crows playing in the leaves
11/13/18 7:54 am Scott Stafford <scott.stafford...> [MDBirding] Crows playing in the leaves
11/13/18 5:20 am Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] siskins, etc. -- West Laurel
11/12/18 5:50 pm Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] Seneca Christmas Bird Count, Sunday, Dec. 16-- we need counters and feeder watchers
11/12/18 4:31 pm David Smith <lacsmith12...> [MDBirding] Orange-crowned Warbler Reisterstown
11/12/18 8:57 am hlhorrocks <hlhorrocks...> [MDBirding] RBNU
11/12/18 7:57 am <lisawilcoxdeyo...> [MDBirding] Yard birds
11/12/18 7:57 am <lisawilcoxdeyo...> [MDBirding] Blue Mash Nature Trail
11/11/18 8:29 am John McKitterick <john.mckitterick...> Re: [MDBirding] hybrid of a yellow winged, blue winged and chestnut sided warbler
11/11/18 6:00 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] hybrid of a yellow winged, blue winged and chestnut sided warbler
11/10/18 8:49 pm 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Red-breasted Nuthatches have arrived in Riva, Maryland
11/10/18 8:22 pm Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...> [MDBirding] Re: Red-breasted Nuthatches have arrived in Riva, Maryland
11/10/18 8:02 pm Scott Young <wsyacy...> [MDBirding] Birding codes (brought over from DMV rare bird alert forum)
11/10/18 6:13 pm Patrick Malone <pmalone...> [MDBirding] Bombay Hook NWR
11/10/18 3:02 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatches have arrived in Riva, Maryland
11/10/18 2:55 pm Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...> [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatches have arrived in Riva, Maryland
11/10/18 6:39 am Pete Givan <rocinrobin...> [MDBirding] Pine Siskins in Bethesda
11/10/18 6:35 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Re: Binocular recommendation?
11/10/18 4:43 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Re: Binocular recommendation?
11/10/18 4:01 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> Re: [MDBirding] Black duck hybrid at Swains Lock? (Mont. Co.)
11/9/18 7:40 pm Patricia Wood <pwood...> [MDBirding] Black duck hybrid at Swains Lock? (Mont. Co.)
11/9/18 3:08 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Binocular recommendation?
11/9/18 2:01 pm <birderick...> [MDBirding] Re: Binocular recommendation?
11/9/18 1:28 pm Pete Givan <rocinrobin...> [MDBirding] Re: Binocular recommendation?
11/9/18 1:28 pm 'Leslie Starr' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Binocular recommendation?
11/9/18 12:45 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Binocular recommendation?
11/9/18 12:24 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Binocular recommendation?
11/9/18 9:50 am 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Late Spotted Sandpiper
11/9/18 5:47 am 'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Pine Siskins in Wheaton
11/9/18 5:27 am Rachael Ray <rachaelandraymusic...> [MDBirding] Re: Australian Black Swan
11/8/18 6:09 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] LeConte’s Sparrow, Baltimore City
11/7/18 5:47 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Belted Kingfisher Bethesda Backyard, Mont. Co.
11/7/18 5:39 pm Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] Belted Kingfisher Bethesda Backyard, Mont. Co.
11/7/18 5:28 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> Re: [MDBirding] Recommendation - Merlin Bird ID smartphone app
11/7/18 1:17 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Recommendation - Merlin Bird ID smartphone app
11/7/18 9:06 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Clay colored at masonville cove
11/7/18 8:02 am Ed Vigezzi <ed.vigezzi...> [MDBirding] Re: Recommendation - Merlin Bird ID smartphone app
11/7/18 7:44 am Ed Vigezzi <ed.vigezzi...> [MDBirding] Re: Recommendation - Merlin Bird ID smartphone app
11/7/18 6:49 am Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Recommendation - Merlin Bird ID smartphone app
11/7/18 3:48 am 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Rose breasted Grosbeak again
11/6/18 3:24 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 11/6/2018
11/6/18 8:38 am Orietta <orietta.candela...> [MDBirding] Extra Copies of The Maryland Yellowthroat NOV/DEC issue—in COLOR
11/6/18 8:09 am 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak Kingsville Harford Co
11/6/18 7:35 am 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak Kingsville Harford Co
11/6/18 6:04 am 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak Kingsville Harford Co
11/6/18 5:57 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] Siskins and finches
11/5/18 6:17 pm 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] PSA: St. Mary's County Rufous Hummingbird (not)
11/5/18 11:42 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Grosbeaks coming!
11/5/18 11:25 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Grosbeaks coming!
11/5/18 11:17 am Thomas Harten <tjharten1...> [MDBirding] Calvert Siskins
11/5/18 10:27 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] feeder birds, West Laurel
11/5/18 6:34 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Grosbeaks coming!
11/5/18 5:50 am Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] feeder birds, West Laurel
11/4/18 7:51 pm 'Ross Geredien' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] PAX Bird Club/PG Audubon Society Meeting and Lecture - Nov. 13th.
11/4/18 6:11 pm Patrick Malone <pmalone...> [MDBirding] Dyke Marsh and Belle Haven Marina this morning
11/4/18 10:50 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Grosbeaks coming!
11/4/18 7:26 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Terry Allen to lead Blackwater Dec. 2 guided birding tour
11/4/18 7:21 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Blackwater: changes for the guided birding tours.
11/4/18 6:54 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Franklin’s Gull - Calvert
11/4/18 6:39 am Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...> [MDBirding] Lincoln Sparrow at Jonas Green Park
11/3/18 1:22 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> [MDBirding] Snow bunting @ north point SP today?
11/3/18 12:24 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] LeConte’s Sparrow Swan Harbor Farm
11/3/18 9:22 am <gabriel.j.hauser...> [MDBirding] LeConte’s Sparrow Swan Harbor Farm
11/3/18 7:43 am Patty Craig <walelu67.2...> [MDBirding] Re: Red-necked Grebe at Pt. Lookout SP
11/3/18 2:24 am Larry Hindman <yellowdogretrievers...> [MDBirding] Australian Black Swan
11/2/18 3:39 pm Robert McLean <tmclean1090...> [MDBirding] White Pelican's at Blackwater
11/2/18 8:15 am Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Common Gallinule, Deal Island
11/2/18 6:07 am 'Clive Harris' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] LeConte’s Sparrow Swan Harbor Farm
11/1/18 4:01 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> Re: [MDBirding] Cape May Warbler?
11/1/18 12:55 pm 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Cape May Warbler?
11/1/18 12:30 pm Patricia Wood <pwood...> Re: [MDBirding] Cape May Warbler?
11/1/18 10:00 am Janet Millenson <janet...> [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatch
11/1/18 8:59 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Blackwater N.W.R. & Ferry Neck, October 26-30, 2018.
11/1/18 8:51 am Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] Cape May Warbler?
11/1/18 8:32 am Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Cape May Warbler?
11/1/18 5:50 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] LeConte’s Sparrow
11/1/18 5:25 am Patricia Wood <pwood...> [MDBirding] Re: HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
11/1/18 3:27 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Re: Finch wars
10/31/18 7:06 pm 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Red-necked Grebe at Pt. Lookout SP
10/31/18 4:59 pm Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
10/31/18 3:59 pm Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
10/31/18 3:37 pm Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...> [MDBirding] Re: HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
10/31/18 1:35 pm Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Finch wars
10/31/18 11:03 am 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> RE: [MDBirding] HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
10/31/18 11:01 am Lynn <lynnrust...> Re: [MDBirding] Yard birds
10/31/18 10:51 am Janet Millenson <janet...> [MDBirding] Yard birds
10/31/18 10:46 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
10/31/18 9:52 am Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...> [MDBirding] HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
10/31/18 9:23 am guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Old Hanover Rd Flocks: Siskin & Purple Finch
10/31/18 5:32 am Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...> [MDBirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Swan Harbor Farm, Harford County
10/31/18 4:20 am Steve Johnson <stevejohnson2...> [MDBirding] Re: a little help w/ sparrow ID if anyone cares to...
10/30/18 3:54 pm 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Pine Siskins Harford Co.
10/30/18 11:55 am Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...> [MDBirding] Clay-colored Sparrow at Masonville Cove, Baltimore City 10/30/18
10/30/18 11:50 am Janet Millenson <janet...> [MDBirding] Yard non-bird
10/30/18 11:34 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Swan Creek Birdwalk 11/17/2018
10/30/18 10:25 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] Re: a little help w/ sparrow ID if anyone cares to...
10/30/18 9:09 am Lovelace, Glen (DelDOT) <Glen.Lovelace...> [MDBirding] Thoughts on some new Eastern Shore CBC circles
10/30/18 8:50 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Suet and a Yellow-Rump
10/30/18 8:44 am guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Suet and a Yellow-Rump
10/30/18 8:01 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 10/30/2018
10/30/18 5:43 am 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] a little help w/ sparrow ID if anyone cares to...
10/29/18 6:16 pm Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...> [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park: Fox Sparrow, Purple Finch
10/29/18 6:02 pm Les Roslund <lesroslund...> [MDBirding] Greater White-fronted Goose in Preston, Caroline County at the WWTP
10/29/18 1:55 pm Evelyn Ralston <evelynsralston...> Re: [MDBirding] NIH Orange-crowned W continues
10/29/18 1:34 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> Re: [MDBirding] NIH Orange-crowned W continues
10/29/18 11:44 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Nelson's Sparrow at Hydes Road Park, 10/29/18
10/29/18 9:55 am David Moulton, Bethesda, MD <moulton.davidh...> [MDBirding] NIH Orange-crowned W continues
10/28/18 7:07 pm 'Michel Cavigelli' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Lapland Longspurs in Beltsville!
10/28/18 2:02 pm Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Evening Grosbeak
10/28/18 1:35 pm <birderick...> [MDBirding] Re: A few sparrows, and a new FOY yard bird
10/28/18 1:34 pm <birderick...> [MDBirding] Re: Lapland Longspurs in Beltsville!
10/28/18 12:09 pm 'Michel Cavigelli' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Lapland Longspurs in Beltsville!
10/28/18 12:07 pm thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Purple Finch Invasion
10/28/18 8:16 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] A few sparrows, and a new FOY yard bird
10/28/18 7:02 am Bill R <brogg9...> [MDBirding] I have no new updates since Sept 4?
10/28/18 6:31 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Carroll County shorebirds
10/27/18 6:05 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: White-crowned sparrow and red-breasted nuthatch in PG Co.
10/27/18 2:48 pm Denise Ryan <screechowl...> [MDBirding] White-crowned sparrow and red-breasted nuthatch in PG Co.
10/27/18 1:08 pm Elliot Kirschbaum <kingfisher501...> Re: [MDBirding] Maybe you can help I.D.
10/27/18 11:54 am Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 10/25/18
10/27/18 9:55 am Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Gulls, Dorchester Co.
10/27/18 8:36 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Greater White-fronted Goose
10/27/18 6:43 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Maybe you can help I.D.
10/26/18 6:00 pm <birderick...> [MDBirding] Re: RFI
10/26/18 5:46 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] RFI
10/26/18 1:25 pm Jim Wilkinson <lakekoshare...> [MDBirding] Re: Masonville 10/22/2018
10/26/18 1:21 pm Jim Wilkinson <lakekoshare...> [MDBirding] Possible Nelson's Sparrow at Troy Park in Howard County, Oct 26
10/26/18 12:52 pm 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Re: Pine Siskin ID confirmation help please.
10/26/18 12:08 pm Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Pine Siskin ID confirmation help please.
10/26/18 12:06 pm Pete Givan <rocinrobin...> [MDBirding] Re: Pine Siskin ID confirmation help please.
10/26/18 11:57 am 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Pine Siskin ID confirmation help please.
10/26/18 11:51 am 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Oxbow Lake: Wilson's Snipe, Northern Shoverler, Rudy Duck
10/26/18 9:52 am Josh Emm <apistopanchax...> [MDBirding] Harford HUGO is long gone
10/26/18 6:20 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: WETA @ Assateague Bayside Campground
10/26/18 6:05 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Still feeding off blackberries.
10/26/18 3:29 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Re: Purple Finches
10/25/18 6:27 pm Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...> [MDBirding] Fwd: eBird Report - Glen Ellen Trail, Oct 25, 2018
10/25/18 5:55 pm 'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Pine Siskins, Montgomery Co. - Oct. 25
10/25/18 5:47 pm Scott Baron <baron.scott...> [MDBirding] Pine Siskins, Montgomery Co. - Oct. 25
10/25/18 1:54 pm robert housten <squashfly...> [MDBirding] WETA @ Assateague Bayside Campground
10/25/18 1:49 pm John McKitterick <jbmck...> [MDBirding] Purple finches and a siskin in Columbia
10/25/18 1:26 pm Peter Lev <plev...> [MDBirding] Godwit continues
10/25/18 7:24 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 10/25/18
10/25/18 6:57 am 'Michel Cavigelli' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Purple Finches
10/25/18 6:46 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] Backyard Purple Finch, Bethesda, Mont. Co.
10/25/18 6:34 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] Re: Purple Finches
10/24/18 6:36 pm 'James Meyers' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park HawkWatch - Wednesday 10/24/18
10/24/18 2:31 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> RE: [MDBirding] Purple Finches
10/24/18 2:13 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Purple Finches
10/24/18 1:22 pm Duvall Sollers <dbsollers61...> [MDBirding] Harford County Godwit
10/24/18 12:04 pm Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Masonville 10/22/2018
10/24/18 10:20 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Poplar Island 10/18/2018
10/24/18 9:09 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Purple Finches
10/24/18 9:00 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] Pine Siskins, Bethesda Backyard, Mont. Co.
10/24/18 6:55 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] Purple Finches
10/24/18 6:44 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 10/23/2018
10/23/18 4:03 pm Kathryn Davis <kedavis4...> [MDBirding] Northern Harrier
10/23/18 2:36 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> [MDBirding] Swan Harbor Farm Map???
10/23/18 12:33 pm James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Purple Finches
10/23/18 12:29 pm <wcummings9...> Re: [MDBirding] Dunlin - Howard County
10/23/18 12:25 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] help w/ yellowlegs ID please
10/23/18 10:55 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Dunlin - Howard County
10/23/18 10:48 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Godwit Hartford County
10/23/18 10:16 am dansouth2013 <dansouth2013...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: help w/ yellowlegs ID please
10/23/18 10:03 am Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...> [MDBirding] Godwit Hartford County
10/23/18 9:38 am 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Re: help w/ yellowlegs ID please
10/23/18 9:18 am Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> Re: [MDBirding] help w/ yellowlegs ID please
10/23/18 7:35 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Dorchester County fall count, September 15, 2018.
10/23/18 6:34 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 10/23/18
10/22/18 6:29 pm Cory Kampf <cory.kampf...> Re: [MDBirding] White-Breasted Nuthatch - Urban D.C.
10/22/18 12:03 pm Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore, October 17-21, 2018.
10/22/18 11:29 am Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Hudsonian Godwit
10/22/18 8:49 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> Re: [MDBirding] White-Breasted Nuthatch - Urban D.C.
10/22/18 7:44 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 10/22/18
10/22/18 7:24 am George Jett <gmjett...> Re: [MDBirding] help w/ yellowlegs ID please
10/22/18 7:02 am guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] help w/ yellowlegs ID please
10/22/18 6:26 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Garrett County
10/22/18 5:47 am Cory Kampf <cory.kampf...> [MDBirding] White-Breasted Nuthatch - Urban D.C.
10/22/18 4:55 am 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Re: help w/ yellowlegs ID please
10/22/18 4:54 am 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] help w/ yellowlegs ID please
10/21/18 7:06 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> [MDBirding] Geese aloft
10/21/18 2:50 pm Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Bufflehead
10/21/18 11:58 am Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...> [MDBirding] Hudsonian Godwit in Harford County
10/21/18 9:59 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Ducks in Danger
10/21/18 6:58 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 10/21/18W
10/21/18 4:38 am 'Michel Cavigelli' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Yard happenings
10/20/18 6:06 pm Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] Middle Patuxent River Trail
10/20/18 5:36 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Yard happenings
10/20/18 2:20 pm JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Woodpecker visits Screech Owl
10/20/18 9:52 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] One of those 'beauty of nature' moments...
10/20/18 9:00 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Woodpecker visits Screech Owl
 
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Date: 11/19/18 2:21 pm
From: Art Drauglis <lwsyrup...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
Saw it this afternoon at 3:30 and 3:45

Art D
WDC

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Date: 11/19/18 2:15 pm
From: Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-crowned Sparrows and Savannah Sparrows at Blackwater Visitor Center
I saw a large number of White-crowned Sparrows in the fields adjacent to the traffic circle in front of the visitors center at Blackwater Na.
Wildlife Refuge, Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, MD.
Also mixed in were Field, Song and Savannah Sparrows. There were much more Savannah Sparrows along the wildlife drive. I did not see any Fox Sparrows.
I also did not see the usual Meadow Larks. Raptors: 2 RTH, 3 NHarriers, 1 Sharpshin, 6 eagles.

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Date: 11/19/18 9:06 am
From: PETER OSENTON <roadwarrior71...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
Hi everyone,
The CAHU is still here. I saw it at 11:25 & 11:40 this morning.
Peter OsentonJessup, MD
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 6:29 PM, JAMES SPEICHER<jugornought...> wrote: 1. On 11/18/18, Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> wrote:
> The urge to eBird must be simply too immense.
>
> When you eBird, kindly put the GUIDELINES / HOURS into the checklist.

2. On 11/18/18, Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> wrote:
> Better yet, HIDE the checklist. If you use mobile, enter checklist leaving hummer off it. When home hide the checklist then add the hummingbird. Or wait until you get Gomez, hide, and enter. You can unhide when the all-clear goes out.

3. On 11/18/18, Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> wrote:
> That should be GET HOME to enter: thank you spell check.

4. On 11/18/18, Gene Ricks <gricks1949...> wrote:
> THe hummer's official name is now GOMEZ

5:
I second that motion :)

Best Bike Ride Bird [earlier] Today
A Kingfisher sitting sedately on utility wires - what used to be
termed telephone wires - above a small tributary of Catoctin Creek on
Carroll Boyer Rd.

Lots of Horned Larks in fields bordering Paul Rudy Rd...could there be
a treasure among them?  Sadly, I lack the patience, but mostly I lack
a scope for that effort.

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

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Date: 11/19/18 6:49 am
From: Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-throated Loon
Still being seen on Broadford Lake in Garret County. Best viewed from the boat ramp/playground area.
Jeff Culler
Howard County
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Date: 11/19/18 6:06 am
From: thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Purple Finch invasion continuous
It has been a month since large flocks of PUFI began showing up. This morning there were at least 27 crammed into the platform feeder with more around the yard.  They are consuming large amounts of sun & safflower. No grosbeaks or siskins yet.
Tom BealGlenn Dale, MD(just west of Bowie)

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Date: 11/19/18 5:31 am
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] St. Mary's County Snow Geese, 11/19
Scottie Clark reports two SNGOs in a field near the intersection of Indian Bridge Road and Rt. 5 in Great Mills, St. Mary's County. Not an easy bird in St. Mary's!

Tyler <Belljtylerbell...>
California, Maryland

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Date: 11/19/18 4:17 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] N Shrike (Garrett County)
The Northern Shrike continues plus 2 Long-tailed Ducks at Piney Reservoir.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

> On Nov 18, 2018, at 4:33 PM, J.B. Churchill <jchurchi...> wrote:
>
> This afternoon around 2:30 pm or slightly before, I found a Northern Shrike at Piney Reservoir. It was in almost the same spot where Mikey Lutmerding showed me one several years ago … by the old barn on the north side of the reservoir at the causeway on Piney Run Road (not the other longer causeway) but the one on the main road that goes from Rt 40 on into PA.
>
> For the friends that I told my sad story of the accident I had with my photo gear, there was a somewhat happy outcome in that I managed to fix the broken lens w/ the purchase of a $75.00 part (lens mount). The camera is being repaired by Canon.
>
> The Shrike was very cool. I think it is 238 for Kyle Klotz’s Garret year list (that guy is unstoppable). He came to the spot shortly after I left. I hope to put some photos in the eBird list later this evening.
>
> J.B. Churchill
> Frostburg, MD
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Date: 11/19/18 3:33 am
From: 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fort Smallwood Park (11/18) - Red Crossbill, Orange-crowned Warbler
Hi Everyone,
I spent a few hours at Fort Smallwood Park yesterday afternoon (11/18). The highlights were a flyover RED CROSSBILL and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER in the wet meadow near the stone battery. The latter was hanging out in the nice patch of Eastern Baccharis closest to White Rocks (small islands you can see). It wasn't interested in pishing. Just watch for the two Ruby-crowned Kinglets it's hanging out with and listen for a quiet warbler chip note.

Also of note were REDHEAD, LONG-TAILED DUCK, RUSTY BLACKBIRDs.

Full eBird list:https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50031137

Good birding!
Bill
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Date: 11/18/18 3:29 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
1. On 11/18/18, Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> wrote:
> The urge to eBird must be simply too immense.
>
> When you eBird, kindly put the GUIDELINES / HOURS into the checklist.

2. On 11/18/18, Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> wrote:
> Better yet, HIDE the checklist. If you use mobile, enter checklist leaving hummer off it. When home hide the checklist then add the hummingbird. Or wait until you get Gomez, hide, and enter. You can unhide when the all-clear goes out.

3. On 11/18/18, Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> wrote:
> That should be GET HOME to enter: thank you spell check.

4. On 11/18/18, Gene Ricks <gricks1949...> wrote:
> THe hummer's official name is now GOMEZ

5:
I second that motion :)

Best Bike Ride Bird [earlier] Today
A Kingfisher sitting sedately on utility wires - what used to be
termed telephone wires - above a small tributary of Catoctin Creek on
Carroll Boyer Rd.

Lots of Horned Larks in fields bordering Paul Rudy Rd...could there be
a treasure among them? Sadly, I lack the patience, but mostly I lack
a scope for that effort.

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

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Date: 11/18/18 1:40 pm
From: Gene Ricks <gricks1949...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
THe hummer's official name is now GOMEZ

On Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 1:08:55 PM UTC-5, kurtschwarz4 wrote:
> That should be GET HOME to enter: thank you spell check.
>
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:56 PM Kurt Schwarz <kurtsc......> wrote:
>
>
> Better yet, HIDE the checklist. If you use mobile, enter checklist leaving hummer off it. When home hide the checklist then add the hummingbird. Or wait until you get Gomez, hide, and enter. You can unhide when the all-clear goes out.
>
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:34 PM Dan Haas <nervou......> wrote:
> The urge to eBird must be simply too immense.
>
>
>
> I get it.  Adding a bird to a list is addictive.
>
>
>
> When you eBird, kindly put the GUIDELINES / HOURS into the checklist.
>
>
>
> Thank you.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
>
>
> Dan Haas
>
> 443-756-6207
>
> www.danhaas.com
>
>
>
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Date: 11/18/18 1:33 pm
From: J.B. Churchill <jchurchi...>
Subject: [MDBirding] N Shrike (Garrett County)
This afternoon around 2:30 pm or slightly before, I found a Northern Shrike at Piney Reservoir. It was in almost the same spot where Mikey Lutmerding showed me one several years ago … by the old barn on the north side of the reservoir at the causeway on Piney Run Road (not the other longer causeway) but the one on the main road that goes from Rt 40 on into PA.

For the friends that I told my sad story of the accident I had with my photo gear, there was a somewhat happy outcome in that I managed to fix the broken lens w/ the purchase of a $75.00 part (lens mount). The camera is being repaired by Canon.

The Shrike was very cool. I think it is 238 for Kyle Klotz’s Garret year list (that guy is unstoppable). He came to the spot shortly after I left. I hope to put some photos in the eBird list later this evening.

J.B. Churchill
Frostburg, MD

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Date: 11/18/18 10:08 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
That should be GET HOME to enter: thank you spell check.

On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:56 PM Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
wrote:

> Better yet, HIDE the checklist. If you use mobile, enter checklist leaving
> hummer off it. When home hide the checklist then add the hummingbird. Or
> wait until you get Gomez, hide, and enter. You can unhide when the
> all-clear goes out.
>
> On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:34 PM Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> wrote:
>
>> The urge to eBird must be simply too immense.
>>
>> I get it. Adding a bird to a list is addictive.
>>
>> When you eBird, kindly put the GUIDELINES / HOURS into the checklist.
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Dan Haas
>> 443-756-6207
>> www.danhaas.com
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Date: 11/18/18 9:56 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Calliope
Better yet, HIDE the checklist. If you use mobile, enter checklist leaving
hummer off it. When home hide the checklist then add the hummingbird. Or
wait until you get Gomez, hide, and enter. You can unhide when the
all-clear goes out.

On Sun, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:34 PM Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> wrote:

> The urge to eBird must be simply too immense.
>
> I get it. Adding a bird to a list is addictive.
>
> When you eBird, kindly put the GUIDELINES / HOURS into the checklist.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Regards,
>
> Dan Haas
> 443-756-6207
> www.danhaas.com
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Date: 11/18/18 9:34 am
From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Calliope
The urge to eBird must be simply too immense.

I get it. Adding a bird to a list is addictive.

When you eBird, kindly put the GUIDELINES / HOURS into the checklist.

Thank you.

Regards,

Dan Haas
443-756-6207
www.danhaas.com

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Date: 11/18/18 5:29 am
From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Calliope Hummingbird in Annapolis
Visiting hours are 9-4.

Please don’t park in the yard/drive across the street. Please hold off on eBirding until further notice. Homeowners are Jennifer and Rusty.

STAY ON THE CEMENT PAD ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE HOUSE. This are is in the back yard, so please make sure the fence is closed. Please do not go up onto their deck.

They are mighty welcoming, but would prefer this not blasted out on FB (10K members on the MDBirding FB group), with their home address.

Bird was banded. HY MALE CAHU.

977 Dogwood Tree Lane, Cape St. Claire, MD

Be thoughtful, sign the guest book, and enjoy this magnificent little rarity!

Regards,

Dan Haas
443-756-6207
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Date: 11/17/18 6:54 pm
From: Patrick Malone <pmalone...>
Subject: [MDBirding] bird photography show- reception on Saturday, December 15 in DC
Friends:

We’re having a reception for my first show of photographs — mostly birds, but also bugs, flowers and landscapes — on December 15, and you’re invited!

I’ve sent around some of my photos on the listservs, but now, having printed, matted and framed a couple dozen of my best shots, I can report that they look a heck of a lot better in actual printed format. (Framed sizes vary from 11x14 to 24x32.)


Details:

Saturday, December 15, 2018
1:30 to 3:30 pm
Duffy Parish Center
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
3630 Quesada Street NW
Washington, DC
(Park on the lot between the church and the school. Parish center is to the right of the church.)

All proceeds benefit the National Audubon Society.

We’ll have plenty of food and alcoholic plus non-alcoholic beverages — supplies will be more plentiful for early arrivals. Hope you can make it!


Patrick Malone
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Patrick & Vicki Malone
4901 Essex Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Date: 11/17/18 9:07 am
From: Karen Cyr <karen.cyr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] New Yardbird in Kensington-An Eagle!
As I was leaving my house at 8:45 am heard crows mobbing a bird overhead. It was an eagle, which circled low over my house several times and then flew about 4 houses down and perched in a tree, still being overseen by the crows. Was there at least 15 minutes before I had to leave.

Karen Cyr
Kensington, MD

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Date: 11/17/18 6:37 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Siskins
On Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:32:08 AM UTC-5, Frank Boyle wrote:
> Yeah I know this is probably old news, I haven’t been on this list in ages.
>
>
> We have Pine siskins everywhere here today. Also RBNH. 
>
>
> Frank --
>
> "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
> -E.A. Poe

Hey Frank,
The Pine Siskins we've been having come and go like the wind. Here one day, then not again for a week. The Purple Finch numbers are tapering off as well, down to just a few a day now. Enjoy them while you can, and, as always, keep yer stick on the ice!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 11/17/18 5:32 am
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Siskins
Yeah I know this is probably old news, I haven’t been on this list in ages.

We have Pine siskins everywhere here today. Also RBNH.

Frank
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dream only by night."
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Date: 11/16/18 7:21 pm
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] "Pink-sided" Dark-eyed Junco in Bethesda, Mont. Co.
Checking the birds in our small Bethesda back yard early this afternoon, I was surprised to see a "Pink-sided" form of Dark-eyed Junco along with the expected "Slate-colored" ones feeding on the ground near our feeders, allowing a good comparison.  I am familiar with the Pink-sided juncos from winter observations in Colorado.
 The bird had a gray hood with brownish back.  The lores were black, and the chin and throat were lighter gray than remainder of hood.  The chest and belly were white, and the sides pinkish brown.  The gray hood ended at the white of chest in a convex shape.  This bird was distinguished from Slate-colored by the black lores, the lighter color of chin and throat, the color of the sides, and the convex shape of hood's border on the chest (Slate-colored's hood meets the white of the chest in a concave shape, like an inverted "U").  The bird was distinguished from "Oregon" form by the black lores and the lighter color of chin and throat. I got one not great photo, that shows the distinquishing details, which is attached to my eBird checklist -- https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49983134 .

This is my first Pink-sided in my yard.
Jim NelsonBethesda, MD

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Date: 11/16/18 7:11 pm
From: Patrick Malone <pmalone...>
Subject: [MDBirding] off-topic: African-American History & Culture Museum in DC
Friends: I know bird lovers care about our world, so while this is off-topic to our usual subjects, I wanted to report that I was quite moved this week to have the chance to visit this museum in Washington. Sorrow, terror, joy, triumph: the whole gamut of human emotions are on full and awe-inspiring display, through the lens of one people's experiences.

Here are some pix I took which don’t really do it justice: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmr6MfF5

Tickets are free and can be obtained from their website on the first Wednesday of the month for three months in advance - so Dec. 5 is next up for reservations.

Patrick Malone
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Date: 11/16/18 4:13 pm
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Oxbow Lake (AA County)

I had an opportunity to visit Oxbow Lake in AA County this afternoon. Some
nice diversity, including 4 Tundra Swans and 1 Northern Harrier. Full
ebird report below:

Oxbow Lake, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
Nov 16, 2018 3:12 PM - 4:19 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.375 mile(s)
Comments: Distance is one way. Cool but sunny, with a stiff breeze.
Also saw a beaver swimming in the lake.
25 species

Canada Goose 60
Tundra Swan 4
Northern Shoveler 6
Gadwall 4
Mallard 15
Green-winged Teal 6
Hooded Merganser 2
Mourning Dove 3
Killdeer 2
Ring-billed Gull 20
Great Blue Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1 hunting over the north side
Bald Eagle 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
White-throated Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49981665

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
(https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 11/16/18 10:29 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore of MD and (mostly) VA, November 7-13, 2018.
LOWER EASTERN SHORE OF MD & (mostly) VA, November 7-13, 2018.


IMPORTANT SANDHILL CRANE RECORD. Blackwater N.W.R. manager Marcia Pradines and Bob Long saw and heard a flock of 20+ Sandhill Cranes near Mardela Springs, Wicomico County, Maryland, on November 14. She wrote: “ … I heard them way before I saw them. I’ve seen them in Wisconsin so recognized that distinctive call!” They were flying west and therefore towards Dorchester County, only a few miles distant.


APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA. My previous Eastern Shore of Virginia report for September and October contained at least 3 errors. I misspelled 2 personal names, here corrected: Bill Dyas and Sheryl McNair. My apologies. I also left the s out of Vergangenheitsbewaltigung and still can’t figure out, on this computer, how to insert an umlaut over the 2nd a. Dummkopf! In this spirit, companions, confreres, and anyone else, please let me know if you spot any mistakes below. Thank you.


ABBREVIATIONS & PARTIAL GAZETTEER: cormorant, “understood” to be Double-crested Cormorant. ESVNWR, Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge. GARGATHA LANDING, on the seaside saltmarsh edge just south of milepost 123 of Route 13. KSP, Kiptopeke State Park (esp. the hawkwatch platform there) and the 9 concrete ships. RAMP LANE, where the workboats and launching ramp are on the south side of ESVNWR. STING-RAY’S the (very) glorified Exxon station 3 mi. N of KSP (a.k.a. Chez Ray’s, the Stinger, the Stingeria, Chez Exxon, etc.), wonderful stewed tomatoes (when they have them), toad fish platter, scrapple, clam chowder. They no longer sell handcuffs.


NOVEMBER 7, WEDNESDAY. Route 481, 1 American Kestrel, 12 Eastern Bluebirds. Arrive at RIGBY’S FOLLY, Talbot Co., MD, 4 P.M. calm, high tide, 61-58, mostly overcast or fair. From 6-6:30 there is a flyout of Canada geese from a neighbor’s not huge cornfield, 915. Out in Irish Creek 195 ruddy ducks, all of them cute.


common loon 7, bufflehead 12, surf scoter 8. 7 ruddy ducks a few feet from the end of the dock, swim off a little, then return real close as I sit there. At dusk a great horned owl calls from Woods 2, another from Woods 8, these at 6:30. 2.1” in the rain gauge since Oct. 29. Lots of standing water everywhere. 6 traps in the house but no mice. Deer: 7 in Field 4, 2 in Field 2, 1 in Field 1. one bat in the yard. a red fox near Frog Hollow. The fields are very green what with the wheat developing.


NOVEMBER 8, THURSDAY. At 9 A.M., several goldfinches, Chipping & White-throated sparrows feeding on the driveway turnaround. Blast off for the Eastern Shore of Virginia. On the way from Rigby’s Folly to Easton, d.o.r., a deer, a gray squirrel, and 2 raccoons. In Dorchester County:


EGYPT ROAD: 4 NORTHERN BOBWHITE, a few of them persist here, these fly precariously across the road in front of the car. Also: 60 robins, 3 bald eagles, 1 red-tailed hawk, 80 starlings, 7 bluebirds, and 6 mourning doves, this all c. 10:30 A.M.


BLACKWATER N.W.R. 10:45-12:30, c. 25 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS (hard to count; all the way on the other side of Blackwater River [“Lake Blackwater”]), bald eagle 7, northern harrier 1, ruddy duck 32, ring-necked duck 7, red-tailed hawk 1, Savannah sparrow 5, belted kingfisher 1, cormorant 18, lesser yellowlegs 2, Forster’s tern 3, and fox squirrel 1 (Key Wallace Drive, north shoulder, just west of where Egypt Road comes in, a favorite local recently, and a dangerous one). Run into Terry Allen; we chat a while.


The rest of this is from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. TYSON chicken plant, Treherneville, 300 Canada geese (0 there Nov. 13). PERDUE chicken plant just N of Accomac, an adult bald eagle perched in a tree right on the main grounds there. Arrive at KSP 3:31 P.M., dinner with Anna Stunkel and Don Metzger at Sting-Ray’s.


NOVEMBER 9, FRIDAY. KSP, concrete ships, 8 A.M.: cormorant 275, starling 150, surf scoter 3 brown pelican 170, merlin (perched on a lamp post), northern gannet 8, great blue heron 1, common loon 3, sharp-shinned hawk 1, red-shouldered hawk 1, turkey vulture 6, and rock pigeon 100 but no laughing gulls or terns.


KSP, I’m there 9-11:30, 2:30-3:30. red-throated loon 1, American robin 2,100, royal tern 1, flicker 20, Wilson’s snipe 2, pine siskin 3, killdeer 137, greater yellowlegs 1, common loon 16, and gannet 16. Anna counts 75 raptors including 16 harriers. At lunch c. 475 cowbirds just S of Sting-Ray’s. A gray squirrel at TOWNSEND.


Spend much of the afternoon trying, with little success, to secure access to areas west of Arlington Road for our Rarities Roundup Weekend team tomorrow there (Bob Ake, Dave Clark & me). I let slip to one person, an older lady, in her 80s I’d say, that many of us hang out at KSP. Her graceful rejoinder: “That’s where you belong.” Reminds me of the song from ‘Porgy and Bess’, “There’s a boat that’s leaving soon for New York. Come with me. That’s where you belong.” I’m not used to being confronted, after a perfectly courteous inquiry, with hostility, suspicion, and rudeness.


On July 29, led there by a friendly neighbor, the head of the household let Lynn, Hal, and me look around her garden, where we counted 42 spicebush swallowtails. The homeowner is not there today, otherwise I might have had a better reception.


Another person at the end of beautiful Edgewater Road had had bad experiences with trespassing birders in Delaware and turned me down. At least he is courteous, invites me in, and we have a nice chat. He doesn’t change his mind, and I didn’t expect him to. Yes, birders can be insensitive when its comes to private property. Arlington Road, 2 Cooper’s hawks, 1 monarch.


On September 3 I was asked to leave a private driveway across from Nottingham Estates, also off of Arlington Road, after having heard it was O.K. to drive down it. Was looking for a buff-breasted sandpiper. So my impression is that for many Arlington Road environs is an up tight neighborhood.


RAMP LANE with Anna Stunkel: 3:50-5:10, overcast SE15, 61, visibility 0.5 - 0.75 mi. white ibis 11, bald eagle 2 adults, kingfisher 2, flicker 1, harrier 1, greater yellowlegs 1, great blue heron 10, cormorant 60, black-bellied plover 1, boat-tailed grackle 45, red-winged blackbird 110, little blue heron 1 immature, black vulture 2, brant 11, American black duck 2, unIDd peep 1, clapper rail 3, American woodcock 3, brown pelican 0, black-crowned night heron 0, pelican 0. At 5:15 a deluge begins, doesn’t last long.


Dinner at Don Valerio’s with Anna, Katie & Eli Garst.


NOVEMBER 10, SATURDAY. 2 brief visits late in the day to RAMP LANE: AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN 2 (spotted by Dave Clark; seen by others later), black-crowned night heron 5, barn swallow 1, white ibis 7, boat-tailed grackle 45, American woodcock 1, great egret 4, snowy egret 1, clapper rail 2, and tundra swan 11 (others heard but not seen) plus 1 raccoon. Spend only 1 hour at KSP PLATFORM.


Spend the day with Bob Ake & Dave Clark as part of Matt Anthony’s very well-organized (teams in 16 areas) Rarity Roundup Weekend. We cover parts of Arlington Road and its tributaries, do a lot of walking, but the very strong winds limit things. Our best luck is at the big fresh water pond, Pond Drain. x = indicates numbers not recorded. I probably miss listing here some of what the other 2 find, since we work separately part of the time. 50 species. 1 black swallowtail. 2 deer so close and tame I could have hit them with a peashooter. Complete list, not much effort, as may be seen, to record numbers:


wood duck 4, American wigeon 2, surf scoter x, ring-necked duck 2, bufflehead 11, ruddy duck 8, killdeer 2, northern gannet 8, cormorant x, pied-billed grebe 2, brown pelican x, great blue heron x, black vulture 6, turkey vulture 20, osprey 4 (good for so late; 3 seen at the hawkcount today), northern harrier 1, sharp-shinned hawk 2, Coper’s hawk 2, bald eagle 12, red-tailed hawk 5, kingfisher 1,


red-bellied woodpecker 7 (in higher than usual numbers in many places I’ve been this fall), downy woodpecker 2, flicker x, eastern phoebe 1, tree swallow x, Carolina chickadee x, tufted titmouse 2, red-breasted nuthatch 2, winter wren 1, Carolina wren 3, golden-crowned kinglet 2, ruby-crowned kinglet 2, eastern bluebird 10, hermit thrush x, robin x, brown thrasher 1, northern mockingbird 14, starling x, goldfinch x, chipping sparrow 5, Savannah sparrow 1, song sparrow 5, white-throated sparrow x, junco 6, meadowlark 1, red-winged blackbird x, pine warbler 2, myrtle warbler x, cardinal 4.


Not the most exciting list, but I’d maintain we see what is there to see. Elsewhere today we see what others have discovered, a juvenile golden eagle and a sandhill crane. David finds the 2 white pelicans. We do not see the ash-throated flycatcher or lark sparrow others find. In a state of exhaustion, I miss the Rarities Roundup Weekend tally at the Cape Charles Brewery.


NOVEMBER 11, SUNDAY. Hank Jones takes Bob Anderson, Anna Stunkel, Steve Thornhill, and me out to the greater Thoms Creek-Mockhorn Island area, then all the way to remote Myrtle Island. Steve takes more than 900 shots chronicling this splendid day. Bob and Steve contributed more than their share of the fee. I treated Anna who had not been out on the Virginia saltmarshes previously. The numbers below, at least those of 100 or more, are wild, casual, estimates in most cases.


Thoms Creek-Mockhorn Island. Hank gets us here just in time as the rising tide begins to cover the vast mudflats. Consequently the 1000s of shorebirds are nicely concentrated. An impressive spectacle. 9-11 A.M. Unremitting sunshine all day. NE winds 15+ at start gradually subsiding. temps in the 40s.

brant 20, tundra swan 35 overhead with one blue goose keeping them company, American black duck 30, green-winged teal 8, long-tailed duck 4, surf scoter 12, bufflehead 115, horned grebe 2, American oystercatcher 65 (none banded), black-bellied plover 500, semipalmated plover 25, whimbrel 5 (3 seen in Steve’s photographs to be not banded), marbled godwit 9 (in recent years not the 30 or 40 usually seen here),


ruddy turnstone 12, sanderling 10, dunlin 8,000, western sandpiper 150, short-billed dowitcher 200, greater yellowlegs 100, Forster’s tern 8, common loon 1, cormorant 20, great blue heron 1, tricolored heron 9, white ibis 1, northern harrier 5, bald eagle 3, tree swallow 6, and red-winged blackbird 2. I don’t bother today to count gulls here or on Myrtle Island; not many, but a few ring-billeds, usually scarce out here away from the mainland. Plus 5 harbor seals together back in a tidal gut, swimming (photographed).


MYRTLE ISLAND. 11:30-3:45. wind dropping delightfully so the last few hours, including our long return to Ramp Lane through the marshes, dead calm. brant 10, American black duck 30, unIDd scoter 300 (heading south way offshore), hooded merganser 7, bufflehead 22, red-breasted merganser 2, American oystercatcher 3, black-bellied plover 400, semipalmated plover 40, red knot 22 (1 photographed, not banded), sanderling 45, dunlin 5,000, short-billed dowitcher 200,


red-throated loon 1, common loon 6, Forster’s tern 4, royal tern 2, northern gannet 22, cormorant 30, brown pelican 1, northern harrier 5, bald eagle 4, peregrine falcon 1 (adult female, perched on a snag on the north end of Smith Island), tree swallow 4, American goldfinch 1, Ipswich sparrow 2 (excellent, close, views; not banded; photographed), boat-tailed grackle 29. plus 2 dolphins.


A few hundred of these shorebirds are roosting on the north end of Smith Island on the other side of Little Inlet. Several tiny crabs scuttle along below the lower dune line. A grasshopper flushes. The tide gets really low, exposing old sod banks out where there’d been surf earlier. That is where the knots and some others shorebirds forage. Had we walked farther and scrutinized more of the sod bank I bet we would have found additional knots.


On MYRTLE ISLAND big clusters of still-yellow goldenrod, thick stemmed and tall, dense, along the upper dune line, but no bugs in them. Along the beach millions of shells (millions): oysters, clams, scallops, whelks, cockles, a few angelwings. Years ago I put together an exhibit about the Virginia Eastern Shore in the library of Thomas Jefferson University. Used my own photographs and books.


Shots of tidal guts and marsh on Cedar Island with rims of fresh salty ice. I used the phrase “depauperate, bland coquillage” to describe the shell spectacle. I’d say there are millions of shells on the Myrtle Island beach today, including countless numbers of soy bean-size, tiny, young whelks. After landing on the southwest side of Myrtle I’d say we walked east for only a mile or so.


In MARYLAND Liz sees 4 pine siskins today at the Rigby’s Folly feeders. The way folks have been carrying on about siskins on the LISTSERVs you’d think it was the Second Coming. Siskins happen! Our rain gauge this day shows 0.5” since November 7.


RAMP LANE, a couple of brief visits net 2 bald eagles, 4 gadwalls, 32 greater yellowlegs, 19 black vultures, 12 hooded mergansers, 2 clapper rails, 2 great egrets. KSP: 7 deer.


NOVEMBER 12, MONDAY. 2:38 A.M., There are some advantages to insomnia: tundra swans heard going over as I lie in bed. KSP CONCRETE SHIPS, 8:30, hazy, 42, winds light & variable: brown pelican 130, common loon 8, bufflehead 26, green-winged teal 4 (flying in company with some buffleheads), 130 rock pigeons, surf scoter 1, Cooper’s hawk 1, cormorant 65, northern gannet 4, sanderling 4, great blue heron 2, royal tern 1 and tree swallow 65. At KSP YURT, 2 gray squirrels.


At KSP Anna hears a RED CROSSBILL go over. Had I my hearing aids in I might have heard its distinctive ‘; chip chip, chip chip chip’ call. I spot a late chimney swift. Am on the platform 5.5 hrs. An impressive V-formation of 100 tundra swans goes over, low, in full cry. I’ve been on all seven continents. But a flock of calling swans going over is a sight and sound that impresses me more than anything found on those travels.


Brief visit to RAMP LANE with Anna Stunkel. Miserable. Rain. 3:45-4:15. Cut it short: hooded merganser 17, bald eagle 2 adults near their nest, great blue heron 1, brown pelican 1, pied-billed grebe 1, cormorant 1, snowy egret 1. NE10, overcast, 53. As always feel a little glum now that this week-long visit is coming to an end.


NOVEMBER 13, TUESDAY. Let me tell you there was a deluge last night. Hit 7 places on the way home. KSP CONCRETE SHIPS, 8 A.M.: brown pelican 135, royal tern 2, cormorant 100, common loon 2, bufflehead 20, and 1 deer. overcast, 63, SW15. MAGOTHA ROAD, 8:30. cowbird 125, eastern bluebird 3, bald eagle 2, kingfisher 1, bufflehead 27, and song sparrow 2. OYSTER, 9:15 A.M., 58, starting to clear a little, SW15-20. American oystercatcher 48, black-bellied plover 115, dunlin 85, bald eagle 1, peregrine falcon 1, Forster’s tern 2, bufflehead 3.


LANDFILL N of Oyster. 9:25-10. black vulture 52, turkey vulture 18, fish crow 1, starling 40. WATERFOWL, 11 species: mute swan 1 (there goes the neighborhood), Canada goose 310, snow goose 1 adult, green-winged teal 2, ring-necked duck 2, mallard 2, bufflehead 18, American black duck 2, hooded merganser 5, gadwall 4, ruddy duck 30. other goodies: pied-billed grebe 4, cormorant 1, little blue heron 3 immatures, belted kingfisher 1, tree swallow 18, rock pigeon 24, black-crowned night heron 24, ring-billed gull 14, herring gull 95, eastern bluebird 4, great blue heron 1, and bald eagle 1 immature. Winter hours, I think, is just the morning, effective now. Always be courteous and ask permission. The landfill is, usually, loaded.


BOX TREE (Machipongo): SW or W 15+, 53, overcast: greater yellowlegs 14, bald eagle 1, northern harrier 2, cormorant 6. 10:30 A.M. low tide but rising. Visibility good enough so the tall tower on distant Hog Island easy to see, perhaps 7-8 miles distant.


WILLIS WHARF, 11-11:35. 50, penetrating chill (penetratsio), W15, overcast, raw, tide rising, near high. sometimes you hit it just right. There are the big shorebirds huddled together before the last mudflats go under from the rising tide:


marbled godwit 205, willet 235, dunlin 30, and, best of all, the 1st AMERICAN AVOCET this body has ever seen there. Also: Forster’s tern 6, Canada goose 14, ruddy turnstone 41, rock pigeon 5, hooded merganser 4, cormorant 2, turkey vulture 4, great blue heron 1, American black duck 3, ring-billed gull 30, kingfisher 1, and tundra swan 80 (big flock, looking as if they want to land somewhere locally; calling) plus, for comic relief, the 16 big, white, domesticated geese. fat ones.


GARGATHA LANDING: 12:30-1:30, overcast, W20+, 53-51, high tide but letting out. The ocean is about a mile away but, even at that distance, with the high tide and strong west wind there are spectacular sights of the high surf getting blown away and reduced to mist. pine siskin 6, American goldfinch 13, American black duck 21, Forster’s tern 2, herring gull 40, house finch 3, red-winged blackbird 14, bufflehead 5, American kestrel 1, belted kingfisher 1, unIDd scoter 9, turkey vulture 6, cormorant 21, and bald eagle 4.


Good great blue heron (8) and northern harrier (7) show. European starling 475, brown-headed cowbird 30, American crow 21. No shorebirds. Deer: 12 including single 8-pt. and 5-pt. bucks.


The 3 big, white, plastic barrels are back. Hoorah! Take delight in slam dunking my trash into them. After I get home I’ll deal with the spilled potato chips all over the floor in front of the rear seats, do my Jean-Francois Millet “the sower” with them to perhaps help our Philadelphia gray squirrels fatten up for the winter. Will be 3 inches of snow Nov. 15.


ONLEY: 2 bald eagles over the town. One over T’S CORNER.


SIGNS seen: “Welcome to the Eastern Shore. Now go home.” “Go away” posted on an entrance gate. “No loitering dusk to dawn” [therefore it’s O.K. to loiter dawn to dusk?]


Best to all. ’til the next time. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 11/15/18 3:25 pm
From: Clifford Comeau <cliffcomeau...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Leucistic English Sparrow at Annapolis City Dock
Several winters ago, when I lived in Calverton, I had a female House
Sparrow with totally white primaries. Very surprising when it flew.

Cliff Comeau
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> There was a English House Sparrow with white wing hopping along the
> concrete seawall at Ego Alley in Annapolis. Because of the markings, I at
> first thought it was a Snow Bunting. The white wings are pretty dramatic
> when it flies.
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Date: 11/15/18 12:01 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Snow/Suet/Water
4" and now @1500ish sleeting and frzing raining...

Suet has been actively attacked - no seed out until JAN...

I had tuned the waterbath over last night, but the birds were looking for
it, so it's been filled.

WCSP/WTSP/DEJU (Juncos) and an assortment of W-peckers and a Cardinal or
two, but nothing more exotic to report :(

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Date: 11/15/18 11:57 am
From: Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Leucistic English Sparrow at Annapolis City Dock
There was a English House Sparrow with white wing hopping along the concrete seawall at Ego Alley in Annapolis. Because of the markings, I at first thought it was a Snow Bunting. The white wings are pretty dramatic when it flies.

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Date: 11/15/18 6:15 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Can a Common Loon Really Swallow a "Hogchoker"
I often see Common Loons surface in our cove with a small,
flounder-shaped fish known as a "Hogchoker".  The Loons seem to thrash
around with these fish for quite a while, trying to swallow them, and
these fish are noted for being extremely hard to kill. Usually, I see
the Loon back to diving in the area and have assumed that the fish
ultimately was let-go in frustration.

But, this morning, the scenario played out differently.  After some
time, during which I had put down the binoculars and resumed eating
breakfast, the Loon made that neck-stretching motion like he was
swallowing something, then waved his wings a bit, and started slowly and
calmly swimming down the cove on the surface, looking like he was
satisfied with his meal.  I did not witness him actually swallow the
fish, so I am wondering if that is really possible.  it was not an
unusually small Hogchoker.

Steve Long, Oxford

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Date: 11/15/18 6:15 am
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Food Hoovers
I have a flock of about 70 Goldfinches that empty my feeders every day. Unfortunately, they seem to have displaced the Pine Siskins and Purple Finches I had last week. The only other birds that manage to take a turn are Red-winged Blackbirds and Brown-headed Nurhatches, who zip in and out when they can.I've never seen or heard anything like it.Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 11/15/18 5:14 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Masonville 11/8
I surveyed Masonville last Thursday and it was easily one of my best days there. This site keeps getting better and better as more habitat is developed.

Top honors go to the LeCONTE'S SPARROW that popped up in a sapling along the "claw." This was the first LCSP record for Baltimore City.

Possibly even more unexpected was a SUMMER TANAGER along the stream behind the Education Center. This was not a bird I was expecting to see in November in the city.

Other highlights: 1 BLUE GROSBEAK, 2 (!) ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS, 5 (!) Common Yellowthroats, and 1 Grasshopper Sparrow. High counts of House Wren (3), Eastern Phoebe (4), and Swamp Sparrow (31) were obtained.

The day was somewhat bittersweet, as only a few of the many birders who came out were able to relocate the LeConte's Sparrow. Finding rare birds is awesome but getting to share them with others is even better.

eBird checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49759630

Masonville is open Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00, Saturday 9:00-1:00, and closed on Sundays. Please sign in at the Education Center.

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 11/14/18 3:42 pm
From: Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Northern Harrier - at Anne Arundel County Jug Bay
This morning the wind reduced the small bird activity at Jug Bay. I did find a Golden-crowned Kinglet, which is a first for me at that location. There were Swamp and White-throated Sparrows, towhees, flickers, RTH, and several eagles.
There was a Northern Harrier flying near the Railroad Trail blind.
11/14/18 Jug Bay, Anne Arundel County

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Date: 11/14/18 1:20 pm
From: Peter Lev <plev...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Gannets at North Point State Park
I was at North Point today about 1 pm looking for the Snow Bunting (which I
found). Soon after arrival I saw two large, mostly white birds with very
long, very narrow wings. I thought about Great Black-backed Gull, but the
wing shape was wrong and the birds' upperwings seemed to be mainly white.
The underwings had some dark patterning, but on a gray, overcast day I was
seeing size and shape more than specific markings. The birds were quite
high, circling and soaring. I couldn't immediately ID them, and decided to
think about this later.



At 2:20 pm I received a text from Ryan Johnson about a Northern Gannett
feeding at Fort Howard (just south of North Point), but did not at first
connect his observation to mine. Then, driving home it hit me-I had seen 2
Northern Gannetts! The sighting was so out of context that I was very slow
to process it. I was not looking for Gannetts on the upper Bay.



Peter Lev

Baltimore

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Date: 11/14/18 9:17 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Brown Pelican - Cecil
The Brown Pelican is at Hacks Point Marina, sitting on a short pier with Double-crested Cormorants.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 11/14/18 7:54 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Few western accidentals so far
This fall there have been 6 Say's Phoebes and 7 Black-throated Gray Warblers reported in the east. Other species only 1 or 2. More interesting is the Great Kiskadee that turned up at Rondeau Provincial Park in Ontario on Oct. 19.

NYC got the FOS Varied Thrush Nov 4 when one hit a window and was stunned. Taken to a rehabber, it was released a few days later---at an undisclosed location, to the chagrin of all the listers. Watch out banders! The listers are coming.

Bob Augustine
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Rockville



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Date: 11/14/18 2:59 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 11/13/2018
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Date: Wed, Nov 14, 2018 at 12:14 AM
Subject: DC Area, 11/13/2018
To: <BIRDEAST...>


Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 11/13/2018
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments, questions: <voice...>
Compilers: Bob Hartman
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

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

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, Nov
6, and was completed on Tuesday, Nov 13 at about 4:00 p.m.

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

TOP BIRDS THIS WEEK: GLAUCOUS GULL in MD, ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER in
VA, CAVE SWALLOW in VA, RUSTY BLACKBIRD in MD, EVENING GROSBEAKs in
DE, MD, and VA

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST: ROSS'S, GREATER WHITE-FRONTED, AND CACKLING
GEESE, TRUMPETER, MUTE, and WHOOPER SWANs, ducks, pelagic seabirds,
pelicans, egrets and herons, ibis, OSPREY, GOLDEN EAGLE, NORTHERN
GOSHAWK, COMMON GALLINULE, SANDHILL CRANE, AMERICAN AVOCET, AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, shorebirds, POMARINE AND PARASITIC
JAEGERs, BONAPARTE'S GULL, COMMON TERN, EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE,
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, CHIMNEY SWIFT, hummingbirds, PEREGRINE FALCON,
LEAST FLYCATCHER, GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, EASTERN KINGBIRD, NORTHERN
SHRIKE, vireos, swallows, BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, wrens, BLUE-GRAY
GNATCATCHER, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, warblers, sparrows, YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT, tanagers, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, INDIGO BUNTING, DICKCISSEL,
BALTIMORE ORIOLE

TOP BIRDS

A GLAUCOUS GULL was reported Nov 8 in Baltimore Co MD at Loreley Beach
Meadows.

An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was seen Nov 11 from the hawk watch at
Eastern Shore of VA NWR (Northampton Co).

A CAVE SWALLOW was reported Nov 11 from Eastern Shore of VA NWR
(Northampton Co).

Poplar Island (Talbot Co MD) hosted a RUSTY BLACKBIRD on Nov 7.

EVENING GROSBEAKs showed up in surprising numbers this week. Singles
were reported at Poplar Island (Nov 7) and West Ocean City Pond (Nov
11, Worcester Co MD); two were reported at the Easter Shore of VA NWR
(Nov 11); three in a yard along Fox Run in Harford Co MD (Nov 7). But
a yard in Kent Co DE won the lottery with an eye-popping 10 EVENING
GROSBEAKs on Nov 12.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A ROSS'S GOOSE continued near Ellicott City MD (Howard Co) on Nov 6 &
7, and another was seen along Lankford Hwy VA (Accomack Co) on Nov 9.
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE stayed at Preston Recycling Station /
WWTP (Caroline Co MD) Nov 8-11. A CACKLING GOOSE was present Nov 7-8
along Beach Rd of Chincoteague NWR (Accomack Co VA). Two more were
seen Nov 12 at Silver Lake, Rehoboth DE (Sussex Co), and a fourth was
seen Nov 12 at Black Duck Marsh, Accomack Co VA.

A total of about 10 MUTE SWANs were seen, mostly in MD. Up to 3
TRUMPETER SWANs were present Nov 10-11 at Chincoteague NWR, and
another continued Nov 6 at Owensville pond in Anne Arundel Co MD. On
Nov 9, a WHOOPER SWAN (probably domestic or escaped) was present in
Kent Co DE near 3223 Halltown Rd.

Quite a few out-of-season ducks were reported. Two BLUE-WINGED TEAL
were at Swan Harbor Farm Pk (Harford Co MD) on Nov 6, and three more
were seen Nov 8 along Windsor Drive, Westminster MD (Carroll Co). A
EURASIAN WIGEON was present Nov 8-9 along Beach Access Rd at
Chincoteague NWR. A COMMON EIDER was spotted Nov 9-10 near the Toms
Cove Visitor Center of Chincoteague NWR, and another was seen Nov 12
from the Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (Sussex Co DE). A SURF SCOTER was at
Lk Frederick VA (Frederick Co) Nov 9-12. Lake Herrington at Herrington
Manor SP (Garrett Co MD) hosted a single WHITE-WINGED SCOTER Nov 6-7.
On Nov 6, a BLACK SCOTER was seen near Belle Haven Park Marina
(Fairfax Co VA). A total of about 7 COMMON GOLDENEYEs were reported
Nov 10-11, all in MD.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was reported Nov 10 at Point Lookout SP (St. Mary's
Co MD).

Pelagic seabirds were seen Nov 7 80-100 km off the coast of Worcester
Co MD. Three NORTHERN FULMARs were reported, two CORY'S SHEARWATERs,
and one each GREAT and MANX SHEARWATERs.

Up to two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANs were present Nov 7-10 at Cape
Henlopen SP, and singles were reported Nov 10 at Eastern Shore of VA
NWR and at Magotha Rd marsh, Northampton Co VA. At least one BROWN
PELICAN was present Nov 9 & 11 in Cecil Co MD, at Glebe Rd over
Scotchman's Creek and Hicks Point Marina.

GREAT EGRETs were reported Nov 7 along Spesutie Island Rd (Harford Co
MD) and on Nov 8 at Violette's Lock (C&O Canal, Montgomery Co MD).
SNOWY EGRETs were present Nov 7 at Bodkin Island (Queen Anne's Co MD),
and Nov 11 near the Riley Roberts Rd turnoff for Deal Island WMA
(Somerset Co MD). CATTLE EGRETs were reported: one Nov 6 in Talbot Co
MD, another Nov 9 along Egypt Rd in Dorchester Co MD, and a third Nov
11 at Wayne Ave, Stuarts Draft in Augusta Co VA. There were a number
of reports of GREEN HERONs. One stayed all week at Ashby Pond
Conservancy Site (Fairfax Co VA). MD hosted 2 BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERONs, one at Centennial Park in Howard Co Nov 6, the other Nov
8 at Baker Park in Frederick Co.

An immature WHITE IBIS was near Gordon's Pond at Cape Henlopen SP Nov
7-8. The day before, Nov 6, there were 3 GLOSSY IBIS AT Cape Henlopen
SP.

On Nov 8, an OSPREY was spotted at Algonkian RP (Culpeper Co VA), and
another was seen Nov 11 at Yowell Meadow Pk (Loudoun Co VA). GOLDEN
EAGLEs were seen: Nov 9-10 at Pickering Creek Audubon Center (Talbot
Co MD), Nov 10 in Accomack Co VA nr Cats Bridge, and Nov 11 at
Chincoteague NWR (Parking Lot 1). NORTHERN GOSHAWKs were recorded, Nov
7 at Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (Augusta Co VA), and Nov 8 & 11 at Cape
Henlopen Hawk Watch.

Two to three COMMON GALLINULEs were present Nov 9-10 at West Ocean
City Pond. At least one SANDHILL CRANE was present in Northampton Co
VA Nov 10-11, with 5 sightings scattered around the southern part of
the county.

An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen Nov 10 at Willis Wharf in Northampton Co
VA. Northampton Co also hosted an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, seen Nov 10
in Cape Charles. Nov 6-11, Bombay Hook NWR (Kent Co DE) had up to 13
HUDSONIAN GODWITs. Two LEAST SANDPIPERs were spotted Oct 10 at E. A.
Vaughn WMA (central; Worcester Co MD). WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERs were
seen, one Nov 6 along Fowler Beach Rd (Sussex Co), the other Nov 7 at
Poplar Island. Up to 12 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERs were at Bombay Hook
NWR Nov 9 & 11. A SPOTTED SANDPIPER was present Nov 8 & 11 at Black
Hill RP (boat ramp area; Montgomery Co MD), and another was seen Nov
11 at Lake Ashby in Fauquier Co VA.

A POMARINE JAEGER was reported Nov 6 by the Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch,
and a PARASITIC JAEGER was seen Nov 9 from the scenic overlook of the
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.

BONAPARTE'S GULLs were seen, one Nov 6 at Swan Harbor Farm Park, and 4
Nov 9 at Piney Run Park (Carroll Co MD). Up to 3 COMMON TERNs were
seen Nov 7 from the Sussex Co DE seashore.

In Selbyville DE (extreme southern Sussex Co), a EURASIAN
COLLARED-DOVE was spotted on Nov 8. A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was seen
Nov 10 in Susquehanna SP (Cecil Co MD), another the same day in
Assateague SP (Worcester Co MD), and a third Nov 11 in Chincoteague
NWR (Accomack NWR). Cape Henlopen SP hosted a couple of CHIMNEY SWIFTs
Nov 6. A RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was at the Visitor's Center of
Eastern Shore of VA NWR on Nov 10 & 11. Two RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDs were
reported from Augusta Co VA, one Nov 6 in Raphine, along Newport Rd,
the other in Waynesboro, along Ox Rd.

A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen Nov 10 at the Longlea Retreat Center
(Culpeper Co VA).

A LEAST FLYCATCHER was reported Nov 11 at the bayside peninsula of
Assateague I. NS (Worcester Co MD). A GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER was
seen Nov 11 at Brookside Gardens (Montgomery Co MD). Yowell Meadow
Park, Culpeper VA hosted an EASTERN KINGBIRD Nov 11. A persistent
NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen every day of the week at Sully Woodlands
(Fairfax Co VA).

Single WHITE-EYED VIREOs were seen Nov 10 at Eastern Shore of VA NWR,
and Nov 11 at Black Hill RP (Montgomery Co MD). A YELLOW-THROATED
VIREO was reported Nov 10 at Willis Wharf. BLUE-HEADED VIREOs were
reported at several locations in MD & VA.

A NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW was seen Nov 6 at Swan Harbor Farm
Park. TREE SWALLOWS were observed Nov 12 in VA, four at Broadway WWTP
(Rockingham Co) and four more C. M. Crockett Park (Fauquier Co).
Several BARN SWALLOWs were observed at various locations in MD & VA.

A BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH was reported Nov 6 at Mountain Run Lake Park
(Culpeper Co VA). On Nov 7, NW Branch Park (Montgomery Co MD) hosted a
House Wren, and on Nov 6 & 12, Sedge Wrens were reported at Cape
Henlopen SP. BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERs were reported, Nov 7 at Rock Creek
Park (NW DC), and Nov 9 at Blackwater NWR (Wildlife Drive; Dorchester
Co MD). On Nov 10, a SWAINSON'S THRUSH was spotted at Mockhorn Island
WMA, GATR Tract (Northampton Co VA).

Several species of warbler were reported much more frequently than
expected, including YELLOW, CAPE MAY, BLACKPOLL, and PALM. Also
reported, less frequently, were NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, BLACK-AND-WHITE,
TENNESSEE, ORANGE-CROWNED, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA, YELLOW, PINE,
PRAIRIE, and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER.

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was reported Nov 7 at Mount Pleasant Farm -
Howard County (MD) Conservancy. CLAY-COLORED SPARROWs were reported,
one Nov 7-8 at Masonville Cove (Baltimore City), another Nov 9 at
Laurel Hill Equestrian Center (Fairfax Co VA). At least one LARK
SPARROW was reported Nov 10 in Northampton Co VA, at Indiantown Rd –
Station Lane Jct, and Willow Oak Rd. Three reports of VESPER SPARROWS
were received, one Nov 7 at Schucks RP(Howard Co MD), one Nov 10 at
Waterford Farm (restricted; Howard Co MD), and one Nov 10 at Merkle
WMA (Prince George's Co MD). A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was reported Nov 6 &
11 at Joseph Funk Ln, Singers Glenn (Rockingham Co VA).

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen Nov 10 at E.A. Vaughn WMA. A SUMMER
TANAGER was reported Nov 10 in a Harrisonburg VA yard (Rockingham Co),
and a SCARLET TANAGER was seen in Clarke Co VA at Shenandoah
University River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield. A ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK continued Nov 6 & 8 along Whitt Rd (Harford Co MD), and
another was spotted Nov 10 in a yard in Frederick Co VA. An INDIGO
BUNTING was seen at Assateague I. NS on Nov 6. A Dickcissel was
reported Nov 6 at Big Water Farm (private; Queen Anne's Co MD), and
another was reported in Calvert Co MD Nov 6 & 8. BALTIMORE ORIOLEs
were reported, Nov 6 at Swan Harbor Farm Park and Nov 11 along Upshurs
Neck Rd, Quinby VA (Accomack Co).


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

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

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

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

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Date: 11/13/18 10:59 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Poplar Island 11/7
I surveyed Poplar Island last Wednesday.

The biggest surprise was a RUSTY BLACKBIRD near the trailers. This was the first record from an official census and my personal first in the county.

Also surprising was a late WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER mixed in with a large Dunlin flock. Late Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers were also in this flock.

There were a few first-of-season birds including REDHEAD and SHORT-EARED OWL.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49743316

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 11/13/18 8:29 am
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Siskins - Davidsonville (AA Co), MD
Pine Siskins finally made it back to Davidsonville after years of
absence. Two on the feeders yesterday (11/12).

And there was much rejoicing!

Phil

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Date: 11/13/18 8:16 am
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Crows playing in the leaves
YES!
I was standing on a hill watching a flock of approx 30 birds perform over the woods below. 
Some were not necessarily chasing leaves but chasing each other! 
Plus dive bombing into the tops of trees then pulling up sharply, other acrobatics included aerial circles, downward fluttering, various patterns of flight usually from high  to low.
The performance lasted at least 20 min. I've only seen this behavior once.
 
Now we have a river of crows that passes over the house (east to west) in the afternoon beginning around 3:00. The count is usually about 200-350 over a two hour period.
I've never watched it to the end.
 
Gail Frantz
Old Hanover Rd
 
In a message dated 11/13/2018 10:54:05 AM Eastern Standard Time, <scott.stafford...> writes:

 
I just watched American Crows engaging in some interesting behavior and thought I'd share:

There were a lot of falling leaves blowing around high in the air. The crows were all flying around in random swoops amidst the leaves. I saw one catch a leaf in midair. It flew with it for a bit, then dropped it (accidentally or on purpose, I couldn't tell), let it fall a bit then caught it again midair. It repeated this several times before flying out of sight.

I can't ascribe a purpose to this behavior -- it certainly looked like it was just playing with the leaves. Can't blame him, it looked like fun!

Has anyone else seen behavior like this?

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Date: 11/13/18 7:54 am
From: Scott Stafford <scott.stafford...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Crows playing in the leaves
I just watched American Crows engaging in some interesting behavior and thought I'd share:

There were a lot of falling leaves blowing around high in the air. The crows were all flying around in random swoops amidst the leaves. I saw one catch a leaf in midair. It flew with it for a bit, then dropped it (accidentally or on purpose, I couldn't tell), let it fall a bit then caught it again midair. It repeated this several times before flying out of sight.

I can't ascribe a purpose to this behavior -- it certainly looked like it was just playing with the leaves. Can't blame him, it looked like fun!

Has anyone else seen behavior like this?

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Date: 11/13/18 5:20 am
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] siskins, etc. -- West Laurel

We had our first Pine Siskins of the year this morning at our feeders in
West Laurel -- 5 individuals so far. That combined with 2 Red-breasted
Nuthatches and 1 Purple Finch over the weekend for the start of
FeederWatch is making for a interesting season!

D

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http://www.astro.umd.edu/~dcr/personal.html

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Date: 11/12/18 5:50 pm
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Seneca Christmas Bird Count, Sunday, Dec. 16-- we need counters and feeder watchers
The annual Seneca Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held Sunday,
December 16.  The count circle has a radius of 7.5 miles, centered on
Violette’s Lock on the C&O Canal on the Maryland side of the Potomac
River, and covers a good portion Montgomery County (and areas of Fairfax
and Loudoun counties in northern Virginia across the Potomac).  Our
count circle is divided into 16 sectors each with a Sector Leader.

I am the compiler for the Seneca CBC.  The Seneca CBC has been conducted
almost every year since 1955. This will be the 60th recorded count. Last
year, our 124 counters in the field and 14 feeder watchers racked up 98
species and 34,015 individual birds. We could not have done this without
the many volunteers who helped us, both old timers and new participants,
counting in the field and in their yards.  We always need new people to
help with the count.

The Montgomery County portion of our count circle (described below)
contains lots of interesting habitat and is very important to the
success of our count.  We need additional folks, regardless of your
birding skill level, to help count birds in the field. Doing a CBC can
be a lot of fun. Those of you who use eBird will find the CBC to be a
natural fit.  If you are interested in counting in the field, please
contact me.  Let me know where you are located and your level of birding
experience, so I can place you in an appropriate sector.  We love having
newer birders join us, and we will make sure you are teamed with a more
experienced person for the count.

There is also an important role for folks who can’t get out in the field
on December 16 but live inside the count circle and like to watch birds
in their yards and at their feeders.  You can contribute very useful
information to the CBC too.

In Montgomery County, on the east side, the border of the count circle
extends from the C&O Canal downstream of Great Falls, swinging up
through Potomac north through the western parts of Rockville and
Gaithersburg, and then arcing through the southern part of Germantown,
passing just south of Boyds, taking in most of Poolesville, and then
swinging south back to the Potomac a bit south and east of Edwards
Ferry.  If you live inside this area and you are interested in reporting
the birds you observe in your yard and at your feeders on December 16,
please let me know.  I can confirm whether you fall inside the count
circle and make arrangements for you to send in your yard/feeder count.

I will be happy to answer any questions you have about the CBC.

I look forward to your participation.

Thanks in advance.

Jim Nelson
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Date: 11/12/18 4:31 pm
From: David Smith <lacsmith12...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Orange-crowned Warbler Reisterstown
While conducting fieldwork today within a transmission right-of-way
along I-795 in Reisterstown, I observed an Orange-crowned Warbler
foraging among low shrubs and dried goldenrod stalks keeping company
with a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.  I just needed a Golden-crowned Kinglet
with them for the trifecta.

Yesterday morning a flock of 67 Tundra Swans flew east along the South
Branch of the Patapsco River behind my house in SW Carroll County.

David Smith
Mt. Airy

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Date: 11/12/18 8:57 am
From: hlhorrocks <hlhorrocks...>
Subject: [MDBirding] RBNU
Finally, a red-breasted nuthatch at the suet. Had a few brown purple finches last week, now waiting for siskins and EVGR! A gal can wish, can't she?Helen Horrocks Ijamsville, Fred Co, MDSent from my Galaxy Tab® S2

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Date: 11/12/18 7:57 am
From: <lisawilcoxdeyo...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Yard birds
Alas, no purple finches or pine siskins yet at my feeders, but today we got visited by a Fox sparrow!

Lisa Wilcox Deyo
Bethesda, MD

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Date: 11/12/18 7:57 am
From: <lisawilcoxdeyo...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Blue Mash Nature Trail
Yesterday afternoon it was too cold and blustery for song birds to show, but we saw an estimated 100 Ring-necked ducks on the pond.

Lisa Wilcox Deyo
Bethesda, MD

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Date: 11/11/18 8:29 am
From: John McKitterick <john.mckitterick...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] hybrid of a yellow winged, blue winged and chestnut sided warbler
I saw a different article about the same bird, and just hadn't gotten
around to posting it:

https://gizmodo.com/dna-testing-reveals-baffling-bird-is-three-species-in-o-1830315215/amp

--John McKitterick
Columbia, MD

On Sun, Nov 11, 2018, 9:00 AM James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> wrote:

> I copied the posting given below from Delaware Birds.
> Jim Wilson
> Queenstown
>
> "This blurb is adapted from a post by Ellen Reeser to PA Birds listserv ,
> which I know some DE birders receive but many do not.
>
> A triple hybrid of a yellow winged, blue winged and chestnut sided warbler
> was
> found in 5/2018 through 8/2018 in Roaring Spring, PA.
>
> The following article on it was just published.
>
> https://mailchi.mp/cornell/release-rare-triple-hybrid-warbler-discovered
>
> *Rob* (transplanted from PA)
>
> Robert W. Blye"
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Date: 11/11/18 6:00 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] hybrid of a yellow winged, blue winged and chestnut sided warbler
I copied the posting given below from Delaware Birds.
Jim Wilson
Queenstown

"This blurb is adapted from a post by Ellen Reeser to PA Birds listserv ,
which I know some DE birders receive but many do not.

A triple hybrid of a yellow winged, blue winged and chestnut sided warbler
was
found in 5/2018 through 8/2018 in Roaring Spring, PA.

The following article on it was just published.

https://mailchi.mp/cornell/release-rare-triple-hybrid-warbler-discovered

*Rob* (transplanted from PA)

Robert W. Blye"

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Date: 11/10/18 8:49 pm
From: 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Red-breasted Nuthatches have arrived in Riva, Maryland
I'm guessing it was more the county-level that was wanted ... if so, that would be Anne Arundel County.  
Thank you for the report - very nice sighting for the county and makes me hope they will find our nearby feeders!
Joanne Howl, DVMWest River, MD


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Sent: Sat, Nov 10, 2018 11:22 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Red-breasted Nuthatches have arrived in Riva, Maryland

On Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 6:02:11 PM UTC-5, Warblerick wrote:
> Congrats. In your excitement though, you forgot to tell us your location.
>
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, Carroll County

I thought the title Riva, Maryland was adequate.  Riva Road and Westbury Drive is very close to the exact location.

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Date: 11/10/18 8:22 pm
From: Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Red-breasted Nuthatches have arrived in Riva, Maryland
On Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 6:02:11 PM UTC-5, Warblerick wrote:
> Congrats. In your excitement though, you forgot to tell us your location.
>
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, Carroll County

I thought the title Riva, Maryland was adequate. Riva Road and Westbury Drive is very close to the exact location.

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Date: 11/10/18 8:02 pm
From: Scott Young <wsyacy...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Birding codes (brought over from DMV rare bird alert forum)
There was a limited discussion on the DMV rare bird alert forum on bird codes.

Some thought that the 4 letter codes were sufficient and easy to learn or look up. Probably so, but I would point out that the latest AOU/IPB coding system has 2247 4-letter codes (see http://www.birdpop.org/docs/misc/Alpha_codes_eng.pdf). And, there are other 4-letter codes, such as the BBL one, and they do not always agree. See here for discussion: https://stockerphotos.com/BirdCodes/index.html . "For example, "Canada Jay" on the IPB list and "Gray Jay" on the BBL list both refer to the same bird, Perisoreus canadensis. No attempt was made to reconcile such differences (<different 4-letter codes>) between the two lists. Generally, names from the IBP list are those currently recommended."

Being somewhat compulsive, I use a 6-letter (GenSpe)_4-letter IBP system in the confines of my computer to keep track of my photos and audios in folders using the common names....

Scott Young
Gaithersburg, MD

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Date: 11/10/18 6:13 pm
From: Patrick Malone <pmalone...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Bombay Hook NWR
went there on a windy morning today. Lots of waterfowl. I won’t be submitting these shots to Audubon, but you get some of the flavor of the place from these.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskHPiXEe

getting there took two hours flat from my house in Chevy Chase MD. well worthwhile. Thanks to Wallace Kornack for tipping me to this place.


Patrick & Vicki Malone
4901 Essex Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
301-656-9153
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Date: 11/10/18 3:02 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatches have arrived in Riva, Maryland
Congrats. In your excitement though, you forgot to tell us your location.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll County

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Date: 11/10/18 2:55 pm
From: Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatches have arrived in Riva, Maryland
I have had several Red-breasted Nuthatches in my yard today.

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Date: 11/10/18 6:39 am
From: Pete Givan <rocinrobin...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Pine Siskins in Bethesda
I had my First viewing of Pine Siskins this morning. There may have been others, but the cat isn't telling me.

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Date: 11/10/18 6:35 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Binocular recommendation?
On Friday, November 9, 2018 at 3:24:22 PM UTC-5, Lydia Schindler wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a binocular that retails for, say, $150 or less?
>
> Thanks!
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> Lydia Schindler
> Darnestown

Many thanks to you all for the good suggestions.

Lydia

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Date: 11/10/18 4:43 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Binocular recommendation?
Ben Lizdas (spelling of the last name may be wrong) was the owner of Eagle Optics. He is now working with Bird Watchers Digest and has started Redstart Optics. They carry the Celestron Nature but it is currently sold out. They have 14 binoculars under $200.
https://redstartbirding.com/collections/binoculars/celestron

Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Date: 11/10/18 4:01 am
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Black duck hybrid at Swains Lock? (Mont. Co.)
Patricia,
It definitely sounds like a Mallard/Black Duck hybrid and should be reported that way in eBird.  For several years, there have been several hybrids showing various degrees of Mallard traits in the C&O Canal downstream from Swains between Old Anglers Inn and Carderock.  They make a great study.  
Jim NelsonBethesda, MD


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Subject: [MDBirding] Black duck hybrid at Swains Lock? (Mont. Co.)

I was out near Swains Lock yesterday afternoon, so went to take my first look at the place.  Seems as if it would be great in the morning when the light was the other way. 

Anyway, I'm writing to mention a slightly odd Black Duck I saw.  I described the two this way in eBird:
"This seems to be a pair, with one much darker than the other, that I'm assuming is the male. There was something a little funny about him tho--his head seemed to have just the slightest trace of green along the crown, and a speculum that seemed blue rather than violet, tho with no white border at all; very orange legs. Both totally dark seen from the rear, which they were at first swimming away from me. Seems as if the male might have a little Mallard in his make up."  https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49761978

I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this bird out there; I noticed two Black Ducks on a slightly earlier checklist, and they seemed very used to people, so I suspect they are regulars.

Would one put this bird down as a hybrid, even tho the traces of Mallard seem at least a couple of generations back; ie it does seem mostly Black Duck?  I didn't do that on eBird, but since then I've wondered.  The colors were subtle, and the light not great, or the looks either.

Any others see them?

Patricia Wood
Silver Spring

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Date: 11/9/18 7:40 pm
From: Patricia Wood <pwood...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Black duck hybrid at Swains Lock? (Mont. Co.)
I was out near Swains Lock yesterday afternoon, so went to take my first look at the place. Seems as if it would be great in the morning when the light was the other way.

Anyway, I'm writing to mention a slightly odd Black Duck I saw. I described the two this way in eBird:
"This seems to be a pair, with one much darker than the other, that I'm assuming is the male. There was something a little funny about him tho--his head seemed to have just the slightest trace of green along the crown, and a speculum that seemed blue rather than violet, tho with no white border at all; very orange legs. Both totally dark seen from the rear, which they were at first swimming away from me. Seems as if the male might have a little Mallard in his make up." https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49761978

I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this bird out there; I noticed two Black Ducks on a slightly earlier checklist, and they seemed very used to people, so I suspect they are regulars.

Would one put this bird down as a hybrid, even tho the traces of Mallard seem at least a couple of generations back; ie it does seem mostly Black Duck? I didn't do that on eBird, but since then I've wondered. The colors were subtle, and the light not great, or the looks either.

Any others see them?

Patricia Wood
Silver Spring

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Date: 11/9/18 3:08 pm
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Binocular recommendation?
I should note that our guide, Steve Agricole, now has a thriving business and from the last photo I saw of him with a bird group, is still using the Celestrons!

Gail Mackiernan

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> On Nov 9, 2018, at 3:45 PM, Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> wrote:
>
> When (in 2014) we were asked by our future guide in the Seychelles to buy him a pair of bins to replace his damaged ones, and he had a pretty small budget, I contacted Eagle Optics. They recommended the Celestron Nature DX 8 x 42 binoculars, which had been highly rated in a Cornell lab article. Eagle - no longer in business, alas - had them for $120. Now that was 4 years ago and there may be even better choices now. However, must say I was very impressed with the bins when they arrived. As was our guide when he got them!
>
> Gail Mackiernan
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>> On Nov 9, 2018, at 3:24 PM, Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> wrote:
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>> Can anyone recommend a binocular that retails for, say, $150 or less?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Lydia Schindler
>> Darnestown
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Date: 11/9/18 2:01 pm
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Binocular recommendation?
On Friday, November 9, 2018 at 3:24:22 PM UTC-5, Lydia Schindler wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a binocular that retails for, say, $150 or less?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Lydia Schindler
> Darnestown

Lydia,
A year or so ago I was searching for a worthy binocular for my 4-5 year old grandson, and found these on a review of good value-quality binoculars. Though I have never heard of the brand (I find the older I get the more often that happens), they are supposed to be very good. They have both 8x32 and 8x42 under $150.00 and with a bit of searching you could probably get them for less. When I was looking at them the 8x32 was $99.99 at Optics4Birding.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1311412-REG/eschenbach_optik_4279_832_8x32_novalux_d_binocular.html

Ultimately I bought him something less expensive, and glad I did so far. But I wouldn't hesitate to give these a try.

I hope the link works.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 11/9/18 1:28 pm
From: Pete Givan <rocinrobin...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Binocular recommendation?
On Friday, November 9, 2018 at 3:24:22 PM UTC-5, Lydia Schindler wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a binocular that retails for, say, $150 or less?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Lydia Schindler
> Darnestown

Contact Redstart Birding at 833-262-1568. Bill Thompson III started the company to fill the void left when Eagle Optics shut down.

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Date: 11/9/18 1:28 pm
From: 'Leslie Starr' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Binocular recommendation?
I recently bought an extra set of binoculars to share with smaller people; the interpupillary distance on mine is too large for children. I did not want to spend a lot of money. I went to Bass Pro Shop and chose Leupold Rogues, currently listing on their website for $99.99. The field of view is smaller than on my regular binocs so it’s not quite as easy to locate the target, but once I do the image is quite sharp. (An eight-year-old friend had no difficulty finding the bird!) I’ve found myself carrying them when I’m out but not birding, say walking to the grocery store, because they’re small and light weight but work well.

Leslie Starr
Baltimore



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> Can anyone recommend a binocular that retails for, say, $150 or less?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Lydia Schindler
> Darnestown
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Date: 11/9/18 12:45 pm
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Binocular recommendation?
When (in 2014) we were asked by our future guide in the Seychelles to buy him a pair of bins to replace his damaged ones, and he had a pretty small budget, I contacted Eagle Optics. They recommended the Celestron Nature DX 8 x 42 binoculars, which had been highly rated in a Cornell lab article. Eagle - no longer in business, alas - had them for $120. Now that was 4 years ago and there may be even better choices now. However, must say I was very impressed with the bins when they arrived. As was our guide when he got them!

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, MD

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 9, 2018, at 3:24 PM, Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> wrote:
>
> Can anyone recommend a binocular that retails for, say, $150 or less?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Lydia Schindler
> Darnestown
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Date: 11/9/18 12:24 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Binocular recommendation?
Can anyone recommend a binocular that retails for, say, $150 or less?

Thanks!

Lydia Schindler
Darnestown

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Date: 11/9/18 9:50 am
From: 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Late Spotted Sandpiper
Hi all,             I went up to Gunners Lake to see how the waterfowl show is trickling in. A few Can geese, Ruddies, Ring-neck ducks and Hoodies. Then I went up to Black Hill Reg Park boat ramp in Boyds. A lot of fishermen out on the late, not much in waterfowl. The marshy back area held 4 American Black Ducks, Mallards, a Great blue heron and geese. Best surprise was a bobbing Spotted Sandpiper in winter attire on a muddy spit of land.
D.Ford/Bethesda, Md.


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Date: 11/9/18 5:47 am
From: 'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Pine Siskins in Wheaton
Finally a pair of siskins on my feeder!
Susan HuntSligo Woods/Wheaton

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Date: 11/9/18 5:27 am
From: Rachael Ray <rachaelandraymusic...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Australian Black Swan
On Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 5:24:08 AM UTC-4, Larry Hindman wrote:
> Swan flushed yesterday afternoon from the waters of Madison Bay and was last seen flying downriver (Little Choptank).

2 years ago a black swan wintered off our yard in Swan Harbor, MD. This is a screen capture from a video, so it's not great quality.

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Date: 11/8/18 6:09 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] LeConte’s Sparrow, Baltimore City
Masonville Cove. Center road running down the “claw.” Hopefully the map I
attached works.

Site is open 9-4 M-F, 9-1 Sat, closed Sun. Please sign in. Please don’t
walk through the grasses. I’ve seen it twice now just by standing on the
main road.

Also a bizarre and unexpected Summer Tanager along the creek behind the
Education Center.

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 11/7/18 5:47 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Belted Kingfisher Bethesda Backyard, Mont. Co.
Excellent Jim! That's one I'm still missing on the year here, and there's even a small farm pond not far off! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 11/7/18 5:39 pm
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Belted Kingfisher Bethesda Backyard, Mont. Co.
Nice addition to my year list for my small suburban yard in Bethesda, Montgomery Co. today.  Sitting on the deck after lunch today I had a Belted Kingfisher fly by doing its characteristic clattery call.  We are pretty far from any stream or water body that could host a kingfisher.  I know of only a small pond on someone's property several blocks away.  Yard species number 83 for 2018.  This is my 11th sighting of a kingfisher at our house since the first in 1996.
Jim NelsonBethesda, MD

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Date: 11/7/18 5:28 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Recommendation - Merlin Bird ID smartphone app
Thanks, Y'all. Very good to know.

Lydia Schindler
Darnestown

On Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 4:17 PM Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
wrote:

> I agree about the Merlin app. I used it last year in Costa Rica and also
> have used it around the US. Just want to point out a couple of additional
> features: Merkin includes songs/calls and distribution maps of species,
> and a brand new feature is integration with your life list from eBird.
> Birds that you’ve previously reported through eBird will be marked with a
> checkmark in Merlin. For a FREE app, you really can’t go wrong.
>
> Marcia
> ------------
> Marcia Watson
> Patuxent Bird Club
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
> Bowie, Maryland
> <marshwren50...>
>
>
> On Nov 7, 2018, at 9:48 AM, Phil Davis <pdavis...> wrote:
>
> Hi MD/DC Birders:
>
> I wanted to offer an unsolicited recommendation for Cornell Lab's
> smartphone app, Merlin Bird ID.
>
> I recently returned from a two-week "family" vacation to northern Italy
> and central Europe (including nine countries in one week!). It was not, at
> all, a birding trip (virtually no time dedicated to birding) and little
> preparation was made regarding species likely to be seen.
>
> The Merlin app has a feature, "Explore Birds" where you can enter a
> location, or have GPS determine your current location, and then Merlin
> presents a scrollable list of likely species to be found, in the mostly
> likely order, showing a photo of each species and the local yearly
> distributional timeline for that species. For any species of interest, you
> can then tap on the photo/timeline and get more photos of additional
> plumages, with written descriptions of each. There are free "Bird Packs"
> available that cover various regions of the world (e.g., the "Europe West,"
> Bird Pack that I used).
>
> I know that other people rave about Merlin's other capabilities (e.g.,
> listing and identification determination based on photos or specific
> descriptions), but I did not previously know about this specific
> location-based feature.
>
> A very useful and helpful app and very easy to use.
>
> Good job Cornell, eBird, and partners!
>
> http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/
>
> Thanks.
>
> Phil
>
> ==================================
> Phil Davis Davidsonville, Maryland USA
> mailto:<PDavis...> <PDavis...>
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Date: 11/7/18 1:17 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Recommendation - Merlin Bird ID smartphone app
I agree about the Merlin app. I used it last year in Costa Rica and also have used it around the US. Just want to point out a couple of additional features: Merkin includes songs/calls and distribution maps of species, and a brand new feature is integration with your life list from eBird. Birds that you’ve previously reported through eBird will be marked with a checkmark in Merlin. For a FREE app, you really can’t go wrong.

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

Bowie, Maryland
<marshwren50...>


> On Nov 7, 2018, at 9:48 AM, Phil Davis <pdavis...> wrote:
>
> Hi MD/DC Birders:
>
> I wanted to offer an unsolicited recommendation for Cornell Lab's smartphone app, Merlin Bird ID.
>
> I recently returned from a two-week "family" vacation to northern Italy and central Europe (including nine countries in one week!). It was not, at all, a birding trip (virtually no time dedicated to birding) and little preparation was made regarding species likely to be seen.
>
> The Merlin app has a feature, "Explore Birds" where you can enter a location, or have GPS determine your current location, and then Merlin presents a scrollable list of likely species to be found, in the mostly likely order, showing a photo of each species and the local yearly distributional timeline for that species. For any species of interest, you can then tap on the photo/timeline and get more photos of additional plumages, with written descriptions of each. There are free "Bird Packs" available that cover various regions of the world (e.g., the "Europe West," Bird Pack that I used).
>
> I know that other people rave about Merlin's other capabilities (e.g., listing and identification determination based on photos or specific descriptions), but I did not previously know about this specific location-based feature.
>
> A very useful and helpful app and very easy to use.
>
> Good job Cornell, eBird, and partners!
>
> http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/
>
> Thanks.
>
> Phil
>
> ==================================
> Phil Davis Davidsonville, Maryland USA
> mailto:<PDavis...>
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Date: 11/7/18 9:06 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Clay colored at masonville cove
In field behind pond where nelsons had been.


Tim houghton

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Date: 11/7/18 8:02 am
From: Ed Vigezzi <ed.vigezzi...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Recommendation - Merlin Bird ID smartphone app
100% agree with you Phil.

Absolutely love the Merlin Bird ID App.

I have primarily used it for identification, but the additional information you posted regarding the features is extremely helpful.

Thanks for your post.

Thanks
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Date: 11/7/18 7:44 am
From: Ed Vigezzi <ed.vigezzi...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Recommendation - Merlin Bird ID smartphone app
100% agree with you Phil. Absolutely love the Melin Bird ID App. I have primarily used it for identification, but the additional information is helpful.

Thanks for your post.

Thanks
Ed

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Date: 11/7/18 6:49 am
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Recommendation - Merlin Bird ID smartphone app
Hi MD/DC Birders:

I wanted to offer an unsolicited recommendation for Cornell Lab's
smartphone app, Merlin Bird ID.

I recently returned from a two-week "family" vacation to northern
Italy and central Europe (including nine countries in one week!). It
was not, at all, a birding trip (virtually no time dedicated to
birding) and little preparation was made regarding species likely to be seen.

The Merlin app has a feature, "Explore Birds" where you can enter a
location, or have GPS determine your current location, and then
Merlin presents a scrollable list of likely species to be found, in
the mostly likely order, showing a photo of each species and the
local yearly distributional timeline for that species. For any
species of interest, you can then tap on the photo/timeline and get
more photos of additional plumages, with written descriptions of
each. There are free "Bird Packs" available that cover various
regions of the world (e.g., the "Europe West," Bird Pack that I used).

I know that other people rave about Merlin's other capabilities
(e.g., listing and identification determination based on photos or
specific descriptions), but I did not previously know about this
specific location-based feature.

A very useful and helpful app and very easy to use.

Good job Cornell, eBird, and partners!

http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/

Thanks.

Phil

==================================
Phil Davis Davidsonville, Maryland USA
mailto:<PDavis...>
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Date: 11/7/18 3:48 am
From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rose breasted Grosbeak again
Female rose breasted grosbeak at feeders briefly again this morning. Scared off by a bluejay after a couple minutes of feeding.

Also 18 pine siskin this morning.

Kingsville Harford County.

John



John Canoles
Eco-Science Professionals, Inc.
P.O. Box 5006 Glen Arm, MD 21057
www.ecoscienceprofessionalsinc.com

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Date: 11/6/18 3:24 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 11/6/2018
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From: Steve Cordle <scordle...>
Date: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 4:28 PM
Subject: DC Area, 11/6/2018
To: <BIRDEAST...>


Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 11/6/2018
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments, questions: <voice...>
Compilers: Orietta C. Estrada
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

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

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday,
October 30, and was completed on Tuesday, November 6, at 10:00 a.m.

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

Top Birds this Week: PACIFIC LOON* in VA, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD in VA,
FRANKLIN'S GULL* in MD, NORTHERN SHRIKE* in VA, EVENING GROSBEAK in
MD, and LECONTE'S SPARROW* in MD.

Other Birds of Interest: EURASIAN WIGEON, MUTE SWAN, waterfowl,
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and SURF SCOTER, RED-NECKED GREBE, RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRD, VIRGINIA RAIL and SORA, COMMON GALLINULE, SANDHILL
CRANE*, shorebirds including a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, PARASITIC JAEGER,
gulls, terns, RED-THROATED LOON, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, herons, WHITE
IBIS, raptors, WHITE AMERICAN KESTREL (link to photos included),
EASTERN KINGBIRD, HORNED LARK, swallows, BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE*,
SEDGE WREN and MARSH WREN, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, thrushes, PURPLE
FINCH and PINE SISKIN, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, SNOW BUNTING, sparrows, wood
warblers, and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A continuing PACIFIC LOON* was seen among COMMON LOONS through
November 5 (latest report per eBird) at Sherwood Lakes Virginia Beach,
VA. Another observation was made on November 1 at 2069 Princess Anne
Rd also in Virginia Beach.

RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS were reported, with photographs, at several
locations including in Albemarle Co, VA on Fosters Branch Road through
November 4; through November 3 on Ox Road Augusta Co, VA; and in
Chesterfield Co, VA. Please keep your hummingbird feeders up until the
New Year, as hummingbirds seen this late in the year can be western
vagrants!

An adult FRANKLIN's GULL* was seen on November 3 at Chesapeake Beach
Veterans Memorial Park in Calvert Co. On the same day, one bird was
seen at Sandy Point State Park in Anne Arundel Co, MD and another was
seen at Violette's Lock along the C&O Canal in Montgomery Co, MD. The
Violette's Lock bird is the same bird observed at this location from
across the Potomac River in Loudoun Co, VA. The latest sighting was on
November 4 at Chesapeake Beach Marina in Calvert Co, MD.

A (possibly) returning NORTHERN SHRIKE* was last reported at Sully
Woodlands in Fairfax Co, VA on November 4.

Forty-five EVENING GROSBEAKS visited a residential yard on Catchfly
Court (Private) in Howard Co, MD. The location is private, but the
birds were visible from the street. Last sighting was reported on
November 1. One bird was reported in VA at Occoquan Bay NWR Prince
William Co and another on Morning Calm Ln (39.3704x-77.7508) in
Jefferson Co, WV.

A LECONTE'S SPARROW* has been observed by several birders at Swan
Harbor Farm Park in Harford Co, MD. This life bird, for many, was
continuing through November 4. A LECONTE'S SPARROW* was also seen at
817–893 Timber Ln, Havre De Grace US-MD (39.5209,-76.1141) in Harford
Co, MD on November 4.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A male EURASIAN WIGEON was reported through November 4 at Chincoteague
NWR in Accomack Co, VA. Two males were reported at the same location
on November 3.

One ROSS'S GOOSE was documented at Carroll Mill Rd in Howard Co, MD on
November 5. Please do not enter the property it is restricted to
University of Maryland.

Two adult and one immature MUTE SWAN continued to be observed, through
November 4, at the West Ocean City Pond in Ocean City, MD.

Winter waterfowl continued to arrive in the region including: a
continuing REDHEAD at Kerr Reservoir in VA, seen through November 4; a
CACKLING GOOSE in Accomack Co, VA at Chincoteague NWR on the Wildlife
Loop, last seen November 3; a BRANT at 711 S 2nd St. Richmond City, VA
seen on November 2 and 3; two female HOODED MERGANSER were seen at
Prime Hook NWR--Cods Rd - 13 Curves Rd in Sussex Co, DE; and a COMMON
GOLDENEYE was observed at Big Water Farm (Private) Queen Anne's Co, MD
along with a LONG-TAILED DUCK.

A WHITE-WINGED SCOTER was seen at Falls Mills Lake in Tazewell Co, VA
on November 1. Another bird was seen on November 5 at Herrington Manor
SP in Garrett Co, MD.

Three SURF SCOTER were seen at Violette's Lock in Montgomery Co, MD on
November 3.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was reported on October 31 at Broadford Lake,
Mountain Lake Park US--MD in Garrett Co, MD.

A RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported at a home on Willow Glen Rd
in Chesterfield Co, VA.

A VIRGINIA RAIL was heard on October 30 at Little Island Park in
Virginia Beach, VA. One was also described as being heard at
Chincoteague NWR--Wildlife Loop in Accomack Co, VA on November 3.

Four late SORA were heard at the Gala Wetlands in Botetourt Co, VA.
One was found injured on November 4 at Edgebrier Park in Rockingham
Co, VA. The bird was taken to a rehabilitation center.

A COMMON GALLINULE was seen on October 30 at Little Island Park in
Virginia Beach, VA. An immature bird was seen at the West Ocean City
Pond in Worcester Co, MD on November 4, and a juvenile was reportedly
seen on Deal Island WMA in Somerset Co, MD.

A continuing SANDHILL CRANE* was heard from the refuge side of the
creek off Cods Road from a residential property in Sussex Co, DE.

On October 30 a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was seen on Draper Rd. in Sussex Co,
DE.

A light morph adult PARASITIC JAEGER was seen at Little Island Park in
Virginia Beach, VA on October 30.

Three HUDSONIAN GODWITS continued to be seen in the Southern end of
Bear Swamp Pool, at Bombay Hook in Kent Co, DE through October 31.

An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was flushed, then seen and heard, at UVA--Dell in
Charlottesville, VA on November 4.

SPOTTED SANDPIPERS were spotted on October 31 at Huntley Meadows Park
in Fairfax Co, VA and on November 4 at the John H. Kerr Reservoir
Tailrace Park in Mecklenburg Co, VA. They were also spotted at North
Beach--Marsh Calvert Co, MD.

Eight juvenile HERRING GULLS, and two adults, were observed, and
photographed, on Ivy Road in Charlottesville, VA.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen November 5 at the Salisbury
Landfill - Naylor Mill Rd. Pond in Wicomico Co, MD.

Late CASPIAN TERNS were reported in both VA and MD. One was reported
in York Co, VA at Colonial Parkway--Felgates Creek on November 3; one
on November 1 at Craney Island Disposal Area (restricted access) in
Portsmouth, VA; and one in Baltimore Co, MD at North Point State Park.

Late COMMON TERNS were reported to be seen on November 3 at Rudee
Inlet in Virginia Beach, VA. One was observed on November 4 at
Beverly-Triton Beach in Anne Arundel Co, MD. Another was seen at
Chesapeake Beach Marina and one at Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial
Park, both in Calvert Co, MD.

A RED-THROATED LOON was spotted between Riley's Lock and Violette's
Lock in Montgomery Co, MD on November 5.

Several reports of AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN were made in Sussex Co, DE
at Cape Henlopen--SP Gordon's Pond and at the Hawkwatch, with a high
count of two for both locations. The pelicans continued through
November 5. A single flock of 28 were seen flying north over Back Bay
NWR in Virginia Beach, VA.

This week, continuing late herons included: a SNOWY EGRET, reported on
November 4, was seen flying over Bluewater Marina in Hampton, VA. In
MD one was seen at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Dorchester
Co and also at nearby at Maple Dam Rd.

A continuing GREAT EGRET was seen on November 2 at Blandy Experimental
Farm/State Arboretum of Virginia in Clarke Co, VA.

Four first-year LITTLE BLUE HERONS were seen at the Whitehurst Tract
in Virginia Beach on November 4 and one juvenile was also seen at Back
Bay NWR in Virginia Beach, VA.

CATTLE EGRETS were reported in Baltimore and Harford Counties, MD;
three in Staunton, VA; and one Rockingham Co, VA.

Late BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were also reported in Montgomery Co,
MD; and in Frederick Co, MD.

GREEN HERONS were seen, and also flagged as late, in Montgomery Co,
MD; and in Fairfax City, VA. November records are possible!

A juvenile WHITE IBIS was documented on November 1 at Craney Island
Disposal Area (restricted access) in Portsmouth, VA. Twenty-five were
seen lifting off at Cape Henlopen SP--North Gordon's Pond Trail in
Sussex Co, DE. One juvenile was observed at Oyster Rocks Rd in Sussex
Co, DE.

A late BROAD-WINGED HAWK was reported at Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary in
Anne Arundel Co, MD.

GOLDEN EAGLES continued to be spotted through the region, this week
two were seen at Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch Sussex Co, DE. One sub-adult
was photographed at Cromwell Valley Park during a Hawk Watch in
Baltimore Co, MD.

An immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK was reported, and photographed, on
October 31 and another reported on November 3 at the Rockfish Gap Hawk
Watch in August Co, VA.

A WHITE AMERICAN KESTREL was found near Kiptopeke in Northampton Co,
VA at Bull's Lane and Rt. 600. Follow this link to view photos of this
extraordinary bird:
http://coastalvirginiawildlifeobservatory.blogspot.com/2018/11/white-kestrel-and-bald-eagle-record.html

A late EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen on November 5 Schoolhouse Pond Prince
George's Co, MD.

Thirteen HORNED LARKS were observed in flight over Kenilworth Park in
Washington, DC on November 4.

Late SWALLOWS included a NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED photographed in VA and
seen in MD, TREE SWALLOWS in VA and MD, and BARN SWALLOW in MD.

A BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE* was seen in VA, in the city of
Charlottesville.

One SEDGE WREN was seen at Baker Park in Frederick Co, MD on November
4, the bird was not relocated.

A MARSH WREN was recorded on November 4 at Mount Pleasant Farm Howard
Co, MD.

Two BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS were reported at Ancarrow's Landing in
Richmond City, VA on November 4 and viewed by several birders. One was
also seen in Sussex Co, DE at Cape Henlopen State Park.

An expected GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen on November 3 at Woodpecker
Ridge Nature Center in Botetourt Co, VA.

A SWAINSON'S THRUSH was reportedly seen and heard on October 31, and
then seen on November 1 at Elklick Woodlands Natural Area Preserve in
Fairfax Co, VA. One was noted in Howard Co, MD at Blandair.

A VEERY was seen on November 3 at New Quarter Park in York Co, VA.

A WOOD THRUSH was reportedly seen on November 4 in Westmoreland
Circle, DC.

Sightings of PURPLE FINCHES continued to be reported throughout the
Voice of the Naturalist reporting area.

PINE SISKINS have been reported throughout the area. Per the finch
forecast (http://jeaniron.ca/2018/wff18.htm) due to poor food
conditions in the north, during the 2018-2019 winter season, the
mid-Atlantic area will host an irruption event — continued sightings
are expected in the region. Sightings have already happened in the
following areas: the National Arboretum, DC; 5529 Potomac Ave NW,
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens; Rock Creek Park; Whitehaven Park;
the C&O canal at Fletcher's Cove/Boathouse; Little Island Park,
Virginia Beach, VA; and all across Frederick Co, MD.

Two LAPLAND LONGSPURS, reported last week, continued to be observed by
a handful of birders at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in
Prince George's Co, MD. Access to this location is limited.

A SNOW BUNTING was seen on October 30 at Crystal Pier in North Point
State Park, Baltimore Co, MD. This species has been seen at this
location throughout the years. The bird was continuing as of November
3.

A variety of sparrows are viewable now and have been widely reported
in the past few weeks. This week's little brown job report includes:
CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS seen at Albemarle County Community Park, in
Albemarle Co, VA; Chincoteague NWR Visitor Center in Accomack Co, VA;
and at Masonville Cove in Baltimore Co.

VESPER SPARROWS were reported at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens
in DC; Dick Cross WMA in Mecklenburg Co, VA; Dutch Gap Conservation
Area in Chesterfield Co, VA; Petersburg National Battlefield in
Dinwiddie Co, VA; Pickering Creek Audubon Center (PCAC Audubon
Lane)(0.4 mi) in Talbot Co, MD; and Beltsville Agricultural Research
Center in Prince George's Co, MD.

A continuing LARK SPARROW was seen in DC at the National Arboretum
through November 3.

A SALTMARSH SPARROW was reported on October 30 at Prime Hook
NWR--Fowler Beach in Sussex Co, DE.

There were multiple reports of LINCOLN'S SPARROW throughout the
reporting area.

A NELSON'S SPARROW was observed on November 1 at Bay Tree Beach Rd
(Private) in York Co, VA.

Late migrating and winter warblers have been observed throughout the
region. Get them while you can! The warblers include:

* A MAGNOLIA WARBLER at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, DC; and
at the Eastern Shore of Virginia NWR--Butterfly Trail in Northampton
Co, VA.

* PALM WARBLERS are rolling through MD and have been reported at Big
Water Farms (Private) in Queen Anne's Co, Harford Co at Swan Harbor
Farm Park, and Lily Pons Rd (Private) Frederick Co.

* BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS were seen in DC at the Rock Creek
Park--Dog Run, the National Arboretum, and at East Potomac Park--Hains
Pt.

* Four BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS were seen in Montgomery Co, MD on
Massachusetts Ave. An individual bird was seen at Back Bay NWR in
Virginia Beach, VA. Another individual, closer to MD, was seen at
Dumbarton Oaks Park in DC. There was one more report at Killens Pond
State Park in Kent Co, DE.

* Dumbarton Oaks Park in DC also hosted a late NORTHERN PARULA.

* COMMON YELLOWTHROATS continue to appear throughout the Piedmont
regions in MD and VA, and in DC and DE.

* An individual NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen on Geid Rd in Talbot CO,
MD. More individuals were reported in Prince William Co, VA, Cavalier
Trail Park in Falls Church, VA, and the National Arboretum in DC.

* In MD, a continuing ORANGE-CROWNED was enjoyed, at Oregon Ridge Park
in Baltimore Co MD, by several birders. More were reported in MD at:
North Point State Park in Baltimore Co, the Anacostia River Trail,
Patuxent Research Refuge in Anne Arundel Co, and at Riverview Park in
Charlottesville, VA.

* BLACKPOLL WARBLERS continued to migrate through the region with
different sightings in Harford, Baltimore, Calvert, Montgomery, and
Howard Counties, MD; Prince William, Fairfax, and Clarke Counties, VA;
Harrisonburg, Virginia Beach, and Richmond City, VA; Kent Co, DE;
Jefferson Co, WV; and DC.

* BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLERS were observed in Accomack and Northampton
Counties, VA and at Virginia Beach, VA.

* CAPE MAY WARBLERS were reported in VA in Botetourt, Northampton,
Pulaski, York, and Accomack counties; Richmond City; and
Charlottesville. In MD they were seen in Howard, Worcester, Somerset,
and Queen Anne's Counties.

* TENNESSEE WARBLERS were reported in Harford and in Calvert Counties,
MD; at the National Arboretum in DC; and Richmond City, VA.

* An Ovenbird was reported in Botetourt Co, VA at Woodpecker Ridge
Nature Center on November 4 and at Gwynns Falls Trail South in
Baltimore Co, MD.

* A YELLOW WARBLER was noted on November 3 in York Co, VA at Colonial
Parkway--Felgates Creek.

A single DICKCISSEL continued through November 1 at North Beach-9119
Bay Avenue in Calvert Co, MD. One bird was reported, and identified by
ear, on October 30 in Kent Co, DE.

***

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

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606,
https://anshome.org/naturalist-shop) is an excellent source for
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Date: 11/6/18 8:38 am
From: Orietta <orietta.candela...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Extra Copies of The Maryland Yellowthroat NOV/DEC issue—in COLOR
Dear All,

The printer gave me 500 extra copies of the YT!

If you are a member of a MOS chapter and would like copies for your chapter meeting, and you will be in the Lilypons/Baker Park/Urbana/Adamstown/Black Hill/Barnesville area, please reply to me (privately, please, to avoid spamming others) and we can arrange for a drop.

If you would like copies mailed to you, please contact me and I will mail them to you—we can arrange postage payment via PayPal, check, or Venmo.

To view the latest issue online, visit: https://mdbirds.org/publications/the-yellowthroat/

Bird on!

Orietta C. Estrada, Editor
The Maryland Yellowthroat

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Date: 11/6/18 8:09 am
From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak Kingsville Harford Co
Bill -


You are the second person to suggest that possibility. Unfortunately I am certain that it was only a rose-breasted.


I had a tricky immature male rose-breasted earlier in the season that alerted me to the possibility of a black-headed in our area. I had not seen a grosbeak with the patterning that the bird had previously and the Peterson Guide led me to immature male black-headed. I consulted with several folks - Matt Haffer, Bob Ringler and Kevin Graff - on that one and it was decided that the tiny flecks of red on the chest - only really visible with blown up photo - indicated that it was the, more common in our area, rose-breasted. Note that the Sibley Guide provides a more thorough description and pictures of the immature grosbeaks.


This mornings bird was clearly female and had the bold, thick eye stripe and heavier streaking on the breast than a black-headed female.


I am keeping a close eye out!


Thanks



John Canoles
Eco-Science Professionals, Inc.
P.O. Box 5006 Glen Arm, MD 21057


www.ecoscienceprofessionalsinc.com

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From: Bill Hubick <bill_hubick...>
To: John Canoles <espijc...>; mdbirding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Tue, Nov 6, 2018 10:35 am
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak Kingsville Harford Co



Hi John,


Very cool! Rose-breasted is a great bird at this time of year. Don't forget Black-headed Grosbeak as a possible late-season vagrant as well! Any photos?


Cheers,


Bill



Bill Hubick
Pasadena, Maryland
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http://www.billhubick.com
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http://www.facebook.com/MarylandBiodiversity









From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
To: <mdbirding...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 9:04 AM
Subject: [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak Kingsville Harford Co




I had a female rose-breasted grosbeak at my feeders early this morning. I was hoping for an evening grosbeak but not to be. Still have about 16 pine siskins and a handful of purple finches. Purple finch numbers have dropped from a high of 18 in mid Oct.


Thanks


John


John Canoles
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P.O. Box 5006 Glen Arm, MD 21057


www.ecoscienceprofessionalsinc.com

Phone (410) 683-7840
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Date: 11/6/18 7:35 am
From: 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak Kingsville Harford Co
Hi John,
Very cool!  Rose-breasted is a great bird at this time of year. Don't forget Black-headed Grosbeak as a possible late-season vagrant as well!  Any photos?
Cheers,
Bill Bill HubickPasadena, <Marylandbill_hubick...>://www.billhubick.com
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From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
To: <mdbirding...>
Sent: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 9:04 AM
Subject: [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak Kingsville Harford Co

I had a female rose-breasted grosbeak at my feeders early this morning. I was hoping for an evening grosbeak but not to be.  Still have about 16 pine siskins and a handful of purple finches.  Purple finch numbers have dropped from a high of 18 in mid Oct.
Thanks
John 

John Canoles
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Date: 11/6/18 6:04 am
From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rose-breasted Grosbeak Kingsville Harford Co
I had a female rose-breasted grosbeak at my feeders early this morning. I was hoping for an evening grosbeak but not to be. Still have about 16 pine siskins and a handful of purple finches. Purple finch numbers have dropped from a high of 18 in mid Oct.


Thanks


John


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Date: 11/6/18 5:57 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Siskins and finches
At least 24 PINE SISKINS are feeding on the wet ground beneath the feeders with others perched on the feeders, with at least a dozen PURPLE FINCHES. Waiting for grosbeaks.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll County

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Date: 11/5/18 6:17 pm
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] PSA: St. Mary's County Rufous Hummingbird (not)
Just a public service announcement. The female Rufous Hummingbird, that was resident in St. Mary's the last two winters, did not return to either of the homes that hosted her before. Sorry it wasn't more publicly available but that's per the homeowner's wishes. She was on station by the end of the second week of October each year so is way past due.


Tyler Bell
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California, Maryland

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Date: 11/5/18 11:42 am
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Grosbeaks coming!
There are now three different reports of EVGR in Maryland this irruption. One in Somerset, one in St. Mary's and the multiple birds in Howard. I think we're just winding up.
St. Mary's
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49640465
Howard
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49585491
Somerset
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49474428

Tyler Bell
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California, Maryland

On Monday, November 5, 2018, 2:25:27 PM EST, Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> wrote:

Being from Maine, I follow the bird reports there. Here’s what someone posted this weekend about Evening Grosbeaks:
“Starting Oct 18th, there have been 24 separate reports of Evening grosbeaks to the Facebook group page MAINE Birds. It's not science, but this seems like a lot to me so far. The members are learning what "irruptive" means!https://www.facebook.com/group...
Gail MackiernanColesville, MD

Sent from my iPad
On Nov 4, 2018, at 1:50 PM, bob augustine <augustinebob8...> wrote:


  After many years of absence, Evening Grosbeaks are appearing south of their normal range. I suspect this is due to the same Spruce Budworm outbreak that has brought us more Cape May, Bay-breasted, Tennessee, and Blackpoll warblers.

  Be alert for a loud call similar to a Flicker's but a bit longer and often repeated. I describe the call as "cheops". Away from feeders where they love sunflower seeds, look for them in Box Elder trees or flying over. Box Elders are the trees that hold their winged maple-like seeds through the winter.

  So far, the grosbeaks have been reported from hawkwatches along the ridges, at the coast, and at feeders. More are in New England. A few Common Redpolls and Snowy Owls have also been reported.

Bob Augustine
Rockville
Nov. 4, 2018

  Several very windy days have brought unusually high counts of Golden Eagles at Waggoner's Gap: 24 on Oct. 21; 19 on Oct. 24; 17 on Oct. 25;and 36 on Oct. 29--for a season total so far of 199 as of Nov. 3) This is days ahead of the usual season peak around Nov. 5. It is not known if these were birds forced out early by arctic weather, birds diverted from flyways to the west(like Tussey Mountain), or that they just reflect a bumper crop for this year's breeding season.

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Date: 11/5/18 11:25 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Grosbeaks coming!
Being from Maine, I follow the bird reports there. Here’s what someone posted this weekend about Evening Grosbeaks:

“Starting Oct 18th, there have been 24 separate reports of Evening grosbeaks to the Facebook group page MAINE Birds. It's not science, but this seems like a lot to me so far. The members are learning what "irruptive" means!https://www.facebook.com/group...

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, MD

Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 4, 2018, at 1:50 PM, bob augustine <augustinebob8...> wrote:
>
> After many years of absence, Evening Grosbeaks are appearing south of their normal range. I suspect this is due to the same Spruce Budworm outbreak that has brought us more Cape May, Bay-breasted, Tennessee, and Blackpoll warblers.
>
> Be alert for a loud call similar to a Flicker's but a bit longer and often repeated. I describe the call as "cheops". Away from feeders where they love sunflower seeds, look for them in Box Elder trees or flying over. Box Elders are the trees that hold their winged maple-like seeds through the winter.
>
> So far, the grosbeaks have been reported from hawkwatches along the ridges, at the coast, and at feeders. More are in New England. A few Common Redpolls and Snowy Owls have also been reported.
>
> Bob Augustine
> Rockville
> Nov. 4, 2018
>
> Several very windy days have brought unusually high counts of Golden Eagles at Waggoner's Gap: 24 on Oct. 21; 19 on Oct. 24; 17 on Oct. 25;and 36 on Oct. 29--for a season total so far of 199 as of Nov. 3) This is days ahead of the usual season peak around Nov. 5. It is not known if these were birds forced out early by arctic weather, birds diverted from flyways to the west(like Tussey Mountain), or that they just reflect a bumper crop for this year's breeding season.
>
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Date: 11/5/18 11:17 am
From: Thomas Harten <tjharten1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Calvert Siskins
Finally had some pine siskins at the feeders here at Kings Landing Park in
Huntingtown. Not the best quality photo, but good enough for documentation.

Tom Harten
Owings, MD

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Date: 11/5/18 10:27 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] feeder birds, West Laurel
On 11/5/18, Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> wrote:
> We got our first Red-breasted Nuthatch for the season at our feeders this
> morning in the rain...

I put out my first feed of the season [suet] late on 11/03/18 and waited...

Finally, the word got out and first diners arrived this morning.
First noticed at the suet area was a BlueJay, tho I didn't see it
feed. First feeder noticed was a Downey. The "ground crew" this
morning has consisted of White-throat and White-crowned Sp. A
Red-bellied Wood also showed up...

I wait until JAN to put out b/o sunflower seed to compliment the
suet...ending all feeding around 5/15. Squirrels are able to partake
only as ground crew.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County MD
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Date: 11/5/18 6:34 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Grosbeaks coming!
Bob, thanks for sharing your encyclopedic knowledge with us!
Don Simonson Darnestown

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Date: 11/5/18 5:50 am
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] feeder birds, West Laurel

We got our first Red-breasted Nuthatch for the season at our feeders this
morning in the rain. There was also a Purple Finch (brownie), who's been
visiting us for a couple weeks (er, assuming it's the same bird). Here's
hoping they stick around for the start of the FeederWatch season this
weekend (https://feederwatch.org/)! (Fingers crossed for some of those
reported Evening Grosbeaks...)

Here's a quick list of our feeder birds this morning:

Nov 5, 2018 7:57 AM - 8:29 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Light rain.
17 species

Mourning Dove 7
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
House Finch 1
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 2
White-throated Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 3
House Sparrow 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49693087

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
(https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 11/4/18 7:51 pm
From: 'Ross Geredien' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] PAX Bird Club/PG Audubon Society Meeting and Lecture - Nov. 13th.

Patuxent Bird Club and Prince George's Audubon Society would like to invite everyone in the Maryland birding community to our November monthly meeting:

Birding Trinidad and Tobago, presented by Martyn Kenefick
Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 pm, doors open at 7 pm
Monthly Meeting and Speaker Program
College Park Airport Operations Building, 2nd Floor
1909 Corporal Frank Scott Dr.
College Park, MD 20740

Home to 482 species of birds — not forgetting 68 different bats, 45 snakes, 50 spiders, 30 frogs and toads, 120 dragonflies, 765 butterflies and close to 3,500 moths — the islands are an introduction to the natural history of South America. Birders can get a taste of tropical birding in Trinidad’s high mountain rain forests, sandy beaches with nesting turtles, and mangroves with Scarlet Ibis evening roosts, as well as on Tobago’s seabird nesting islands and huge protected preserves. The Asa Wright Nature Centre is a perfect jumping-off spot for field trips, and is itself set in 200 acres of forest and is home to more than 170 bird species. Renowned for on-site access to specialties including Bearded Bellbird, Tufted Coquette and Oilbirds, the Centre offers a birding veranda where it is possible to observe more than 40 species before breakfast! The Centre is a not for profit trust, and eco-tourism funds the Centre’s conservation and education programs. For nearly 40 years of the Centre’s 50+ years existence, Caligo Ventures has been the booking agent for North America. Fully committed to the conservation and education mission of the Centre, Caligo is pleased to sponsor Martyn’s visit to celebrate and highlight this bucket-list birding destination.
About the presenter: Having been an avid birder since early teens, Martyn Kenefick moved to Trinidad in 1999 and spent the next 15 years working as a bird tour leader for a number of companies, guiding in Trinidad & Tobago and many other countries. In 2007, he became the main author of the Birds of Trinidad & Tobago Field Guide, the 3rd edition of which will be published by Yale University Press early in 2019. Martyn joined the Board of Management of the non-profit Asa Wright Nature Centre in 2015 and is now Chair of the Conservation & Education Committee.
Ross GeredienMount Rainier, MD

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Date: 11/4/18 6:11 pm
From: Patrick Malone <pmalone...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Dyke Marsh and Belle Haven Marina this morning
Beautiful morning here. Some of the usual suspects — heron, mallards, cardinal, red-bellied woodpecker, plus a warbler, not sure of ID.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskHsbx5H <https://flic.kr/s/aHskHsbx5H>



Patrick & Vicki Malone
4901 Essex Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
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Date: 11/4/18 10:50 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Grosbeaks coming!
After many years of absence, Evening Grosbeaks are appearing south of their normal range. I suspect this is due to the same Spruce Budworm outbreak that has brought us more Cape May, Bay-breasted, Tennessee, and Blackpoll warblers.

Be alert for a loud call similar to a Flicker's but a bit longer and often repeated. I describe the call as "cheops". Away from feeders where they love sunflower seeds, look for them in Box Elder trees or flying over. Box Elders are the trees that hold their winged maple-like seeds through the winter.

So far, the grosbeaks have been reported from hawkwatches along the ridges, at the coast, and at feeders. More are in New England. A few Common Redpolls and Snowy Owls have also been reported.

Bob Augustine
Rockville
Nov. 4, 2018

Several very windy days have brought unusually high counts of Golden Eagles at Waggoner's Gap: 24 on Oct. 21; 19 on Oct. 24; 17 on Oct. 25;and 36 on Oct. 29--for a season total so far of 199 as of Nov. 3) This is days ahead of the usual season peak around Nov. 5. It is not known if these were birds forced out early by arctic weather, birds diverted from flyways to the west(like Tussey Mountain), or that they just reflect a bumper crop for this year's breeding season.

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Date: 11/4/18 7:26 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Terry Allen to lead Blackwater Dec. 2 guided birding tour
In my haste I typed Terry Anne. - Harry Armistead.

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Date: 11/4/18 7:21 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Blackwater: changes for the guided birding tours.
Blackwater guided birding tours. Some changes due to mistakes I made:


Sunday, November 18, guided by me. Not listed in the refuge events.


Sunday, November 25, tentative but listed in the refuge events. Not to be led by me.


Sunday, December 2, to be led by Terry Anne, not me.


These all begin at 8 A.M. at the Visitor Center.


-Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 11/4/18 6:54 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Franklin’s Gull - Calvert
There is a Franklin’s Gull at the Chesapeake Beach Marina just south of the stage. It is with about 200 Laughing Gulls and 150 Forster’s Terns. Most likely the same bird that Mikey had yesterday at the Veterans Memorial.
Also 1 Common Tern and 1 Royal Tern.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 11/4/18 6:39 am
From: Wayne Bierbaum <wm.bierbaum...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Lincoln Sparrow at Jonas Green Park
I found at two Lincoln Sparrows at Jonas Green Park in Annapolis.
Also present were Gold-crowned Kinglets, Goldfinches, one Red-tailed Hawk, Cedar Waxwings, Swamp sparrows, Northern Flickers and other more common birds.
Most were located on the eastern end of the park and the grasses near the shore.

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Date: 11/3/18 1:22 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Snow bunting @ north point SP today?
When was the last anyone saw the snow bunting at North Point? Was thinking of heading there now. Last I saw reported was this morning at 9:30

Matthew J. Felperin

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Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
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Date: 11/3/18 12:24 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] LeConte’s Sparrow Swan Harbor Farm
4 reports from this morning. Check eBird alerts.

On Sat, Nov 3, 2018 at 12:22 PM <gabriel.j.hauser...> wrote:

> Has anyone seen the LeConte sparrow today?
> Gabi Hauser
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Date: 11/3/18 9:22 am
From: <gabriel.j.hauser...>
Subject: [MDBirding] LeConte’s Sparrow Swan Harbor Farm
Has anyone seen the LeConte sparrow today?
Gabi Hauser
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Date: 11/3/18 7:43 am
From: Patty Craig <walelu67.2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Red-necked Grebe at Pt. Lookout SP
On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:05:59 PM UTC-4, Tyler Bell wrote:
> Patty Craig found a Red-necked Grebe on the Potomac side near the point at PLSP today. 
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> Tyler Bell
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Hi All,

The Red-necked Grebe was present in the same location yesterday.

Patty Craig
St. Mary's County, Maryland

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Date: 11/3/18 2:24 am
From: Larry Hindman <yellowdogretrievers...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Australian Black Swan
Swan flushed yesterday afternoon from the waters of Madison Bay and was last seen flying downriver (Little Choptank).

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Date: 11/2/18 3:39 pm
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White Pelican's at Blackwater
84 American White Pelican's mid way on the wildlife drive. Counted by 1s.
Will post some photos on eBird
Also, 4 White-crowned Sparrows (all immatures) near the headquarters.

Good birding!

Taylor McLean
Towson, MD

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Date: 11/2/18 8:15 am
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Common Gallinule, Deal Island
Immature along Riley Roberts Road on left side. Yesterday at Irish Grove Sanctuary, several pine Siskin and few purple finches, one cape May warbler and one red-breasted nuthatch - Kevin Graff.

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Date: 11/2/18 6:07 am
From: 'Clive Harris' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] LeConte’s Sparrow Swan Harbor Farm
It is still present Friday morning - seen briefly but well just now.

Clive Harris
Cabin John MD

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> On Nov 1, 2018, at 8:50 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
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> In the hedge row between the entrance road and the new impoundments.
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Date: 11/1/18 4:01 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Cape May Warbler?
Thanks, Tyler. This was a useful post.

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 3:55 PM 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding
<mdbirding...> wrote:

> Just an FYI, there are no local eBird reviewers, only statewide. There are
> a bunch of us. The pile never diminishes so if you submit something and it
> doesn't get approved right away, that's why. Species with photos are the
> easiest and are usually tackled first. Then, those with good notes or birds
> already known to be at that location. The current backlog is over 1500
> flagged species. It's getting smaller as fall migration winds down. Nobody
> gets paid and most of us work full time.
>
> Also, if you submit something and it gets flagged, or if you try and
> submit something and you have to Add Species, please put as much into the
> details as possible. Given enough information, the reviewer will not need
> to contact the observer for additional insight. I can't tell you how many
> "seen well" notes we've all encountered. What was seen well?
>
> BTW, Patricia's added details look perfect for a Cape May Warbler. Nice
> find :)
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> Just put the best description you can into ebird. If it isn't enough your
> local reviewer will probably contact you. That's what happened when I saw a
> yellow throated vireo Not long ago at Evans Parkway park. I found it much
> easier to respond to his questions than it had been to put all I
> remembered into eird. My record got approved.
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Date: 11/1/18 12:55 pm
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Cape May Warbler?
Just an FYI, there are no local eBird reviewers, only statewide. There are a bunch of us. The pile never diminishes so if you submit something and it doesn't get approved right away, that's why. Species with photos are the easiest and are usually tackled first. Then, those with good notes or birds already known to be at that location. The current backlog is over 1500 flagged species. It's getting smaller as fall migration winds down. Nobody gets paid and most of us work full time.

Also, if you submit something and it gets flagged, or if you try and submit something and you have to Add Species, please put as much into the details as possible. Given enough information, the reviewer will not need to contact the observer for additional insight. I can't tell you how many "seen well" notes we've all encountered. What was seen well?

BTW, Patricia's added details look perfect for a Cape May Warbler. Nice find :)


Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland

On Thursday, November 1, 2018, 3:22:45 PM EDT, Patricia Wood <pwood...> wrote:

Just put the best description you can into ebird. If it isn't enough your local reviewer will probably contact you. That's what happened when I saw a yellow throated vireo Not long ago at Evans Parkway park. I found it much easier to respond to his questions than it had been  to put all I remembered  into eird. My record got approved.
Patricia Wood
Silver Spring

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Date: 11/1/18 12:30 pm
From: Patricia Wood <pwood...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Cape May Warbler?
Just put the best description you can into ebird. If it isn't enough your local reviewer will probably contact you. That's what happened when I saw a yellow throated vireo Not long ago at Evans Parkway park. I found it much easier to respond to his questions than it had been to put all I remembered into eird. My record got approved.
Patricia Wood
Silver Spring

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Date: 11/1/18 10:00 am
From: Janet Millenson <janet...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatch
Whoo-hoo! The last time I had a Red-breasted Nuthatch show up in
November, it stayed all winter. Hopefully today won't be my only
sighting of the season.


Janet Millenson
Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
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Date: 11/1/18 8:59 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Blackwater N.W.R. & Ferry Neck, October 26-30, 2018.
FERRY NECK & BLACKWATER N.W.R., OCTOBER 26-30, 2018. Middle distance migrant jamboree, though no BIG fallouts. phoebes. palm warblers.


OCTOBER 26, FRIDAY. Route 481: mourning dove 42, American kestrel 5, great blue heron 1, bald eagle 1.


Arrive at RIGBY’S FOLLY 4:15 P.M. 7 northern flickers in Field 4, apparently the local ant station. Brown creeper 1. Heavy rain starts at 7 P.M., but before that no rain in the gauge since Oct. 21. Four deer run from Woods 2 to Woods 5. The big walnuts blown down in the gale of Oct. 21 are untouched; perhaps the squirrels want them gift-wrapped. Overcast, light rain, winds E15, 49 degrees F Has dried up some since last time. No wonder I had trouble unloading the corn last time; those were 100 lb. bags not 50.


OCTOBER 27, SATURDAY. 1.6” in the rain gauge as of 8:30 A.M. from last night. An additional 0.15” will fall. Ruby-crowned kinglet 2 seen by Liz. 6 gray squirrels in yard, 1 on the driveway. Take a local tour in the rain 11:30-1:45. Bellevue, 1 Forster’s tern, 1 gray squirrel. Deep Neck: 9 deer, 3 gray squirrels, 1 belted kingfisher, 1 northern flicker, 1 hermit thrush. Irish Creek: 1 belted kingfisher, 65 Canada geese.


54-51, overcast, misty, very light rain, N15-20. Tide above normal. clearing slightly in the extreme W or SW at 5:30 P.M. Do a big sit out by the Big Field 2:30-5:15. Complete list (22 species):


PALM WARBLER 36 (previous property high count 30 on October 13, 1991; other high counts have all been in October). eastern bluebird 30, eastern phoebe 7 (successful in catching insects; some phoebes fly up with them and perch right behind me), laughing gull 81, sharp-shinned hawk 3, Canada goose 14, double-crested cormorant 1, blue jay 5, mallard 2, northern mockingbird 1, snowy egret 1 (late but the record late date is November 4), turkey vulture 5, great black-backed gull 1 adult, bufflehead 4, ring-billed gull 17 adults, bald eagle 1 adult, red-winged blackbird 3 males, ruby-crowned kinglet 1, tree swallow 2, and American robin 3.


deer: 1 8-pt. buck, 1 6-pt. buck, and 3 does.

OCTOBER 28, SUNDAY. BLACKWATER N.W.R., a guided birding tour with Liz Armistead, Martin & Vickie Baily, Tom Cimino, Cathy Cooper, Connie & David Goodrich, Kate Murphy, Linda Schwartz, Arnold Simon, and Timothy Thompson. 7:30-1:45 (actual tour 8-1), some of the birds on the below list seen before or after the tour and/or at Cambridge or Egypt Road.


Overcast, misty, becoming fair with remarkably clear skies, mostly very calm becoming NW5-10, 50s, excellent visibility. 51 species, the complete list (on these tours I concentrate a lot on the participants, so my numbers estimates are not as careful as when I am alone or with just one other person):


Canada goose 2,000. green-winged teal 1. mallard 450. northern pintail 600. northern shoveler 12. ruddy duck 22. AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN 20. double-crested cormorant 9. great blue heron 6. great egret 1. black vulture 1. turkey vulture 18. bald eagle 28. northern harrier 2. sharp-shinned hawk 1. Cooper’s hawk 1. red-tailed hawk 3. American kestrel 1. merlin 2.


king rail 1. Virginia rail 1. American coot 2. killdeer 1. AMERICAN AVOCET 1 (missed by us, seen by others yesterday). greater yellowlegs 24. western sandpiper 40 (Egypt Road, of all places, for cryin’ out loud). Wilson’s snipe 1. laughing gull 10. ring-billed gull 125. herring gull 3. Forster’s tern 55. eastern screech-owl 1 (thank you, Tom). belted kingfisher 1. red-bellied woodpecker 2. downy woodpecker 1. northern flicker 3. pileated woodpecker 2 (great views; thank you, Arnold).


eastern phoebe 12. blue jay 12. American crow 10. fish crow 1. tree swallow 28. brown-headed nuthatch 1. brown creeper 1. Carolina wren 3. eastern bluebird 14. American robin 8. northern mockingbird 3. European starling 140. cedar waxwing 28. myrtle warbler 1. common yellowthroat 1.


chipping sparrow 2 (harmless). song sparrow 3. swamp sparrow 1. white-crowned sparrow 12 (Visitor Center area; only 1 adult noticed). slate-colored junco 2. northern cardinal 2. red-winged blackbird 2,000. eastern meadowlark 2 (Egypt Road). common grackle 75. brown-headed cowbird 150. American goldfinch 5. house sparrow 6.


NON-AVIAN TAXA: 2 redbelly turtles, 4 monarchs, 2 buckeyes, 3 fox squirrels (super poohs), and 1 gray squirrel.


OOPS: It’s not like the SATs when they say your first choice is usually the right one. That was multiple choice, or as my late friend, Van, used to say, multiple guess. The trouble with birding is that it is much more than 4 or 5 choices. Two birds over the clearing in the big woods of Wildlife Drive and I blurt out “greater yellowlegs”, but I get my glasses on them and they are 2 merlins, the big female chasing the male. Peterson once wrote that this kind of immediate call is like a “fast car without brakes.” But, somewhat in the manner of Ludlow Griscom, I catch my mistake before anyone else. Griscom said “I make mistakes, but I am always the first one to notice.” In my case, not always. The perils of the hair trigger.


RIGBY’S FOLLY: common loon 3, Forster’s tern 2, belted kingfishers 1, Liz hears a white-throated sparrow sing. Canada goose 95. Also: deer - 1 8-pt. buck, 3 6-pt. bucks, 1 spikey buck, and 3 does. The best I can determine. As yesterday, hard to count the tines at a distance of c. 800 feet using just binoculars. Six gray squirrels feeding as late as 6:19 P.M.; earlier in the day see a/the “showshoes variant”, that, when s/he scampers shows a lot of conspicuous white on the legs. Dangerous, this conspicuousness, possible to get nailed by a red-tailed if there’s one around. SW%+, mid-50s, fair.Late in the day:


OCTOBER 29, MONDAY. Some raptors: sharp-shinned hawk 4, Cooper’s hawk 2, red-tailed hawk 2, American kestrel 1, bald eagle 6 (4 immatures, 2 adults), turkey vulture 20, bufflehead 1, black vulture 8. Other birds: royal tern 1 immature, Forster’s tern 4, golden-crowned kinglet 2, white-breasted nuthatch 1, red-breasted nuthatch 1, slate-colored junco 5. common loon 1 (in migration), myrtle warbler 5, palm warbler 4. house finch 2, eastern bluebird 6, blue jay 6, red-winged blackbird 16, white-throated sparrow 2, and SURF SCOTER 18.


clear becoming fair, 54-59, W or WNW 20+, westerly, strong winds. 4 buckeyes.


OCTOBER 30, TUESDAY. 1 red-breasted nuthatch, 1 Forster’s tern, 1 ruby-crowned kinglet. Leave by 9:45. No time to bird. 2 bald eagles north of Cordova. 1 near the DE/MD line Route 301. 2 high Canada goose flocks headed south over our place when we arrive back in Philadelphia.


I AM WEARY of being passed by outsized, loud, pickup trucks, pugnacious and in a hurry, with oversize tires. Obnoxious. Might is right attitude.


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 11/1/18 8:51 am
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Cape May Warbler?
Pat,

First of all, ebird doesn't say we don't have Cape May Warblers in
Maryland, since one can find several November records in ebird for MD and
VA. What ebird is pointing out is that Cape May is very unusual at this
date. Second, this fall, Cape May Warbler has been quite common in the DMV,
and there have been many records through October, so it is not too
surprising that you still have one around. Third, it would be great to
document your sighting with a description in ebird more precise and more
detailed than the one you gave above so it could be validated by the
reviewers and thus become part of the historical record.

Hugh

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 11:31 AM Pat <pvaldata1...> wrote:

> EBird claims we don't have them here, but I had a Cape May Warbler this
> morning. At first I thought it would be the more common Palm Warbler, but
> the heavy streaks, thick wing bar, and lots of yellow on the face convinced
> me otherwise. Didn't pump its tail. If that sounds like a Cape May, then
> it's yard bird #90.
>
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> Crisfield, MD
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Date: 11/1/18 8:32 am
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cape May Warbler?
EBird claims we don't have them here, but I had a Cape May Warbler this morning. At first I thought it would be the more common Palm Warbler, but the heavy streaks, thick wing bar, and lots of yellow on the face convinced me otherwise. Didn't pump its tail. If that sounds like a Cape May, then it's yard bird #90.Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 11/1/18 5:50 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] LeConte’s Sparrow
The LeConte’s Sparrow continues at Swan Harbor Farm Park, Harford County.
In the hedge row between the entrance road and the new impoundments.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 11/1/18 5:25 am
From: Patricia Wood <pwood...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
So glad to hear the bird is ok! An idea occurred to me that wasn't mentioned and thought I'd go ahead and say it in case of a similar situation anybody reading this might have. Maybe if the screen is reachable, instead of cutting a hole, one were to tape a page or so of newspaper there? It wouldn't need to block it entirely, just be there fluttering in the breeze might make that option seem a bad one for the bird, and "open it to new ideas" (I had to chuckle at the way you put that--well phrased!)

Patricia Wood
Silver Spring

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Date: 11/1/18 3:27 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Finch wars
Glad that Pat got her FOS Purple Finch. It probably came from my yard. My high count was 82 five days ago but since then the numbers have been dropping. Four Pine Siskins created some diversity. On Wednesday morning, there was a significant increase in White-throated Sparrows and at least 6 Juncos.

The Cape May Morning Flight project reported 14,758 American Robins and 26,817 Yellow-rumped Warblers on Wednesday. Unfortunately the Morning Flight count ended yesterday but the Hawkcount and Seacount continues. Check out Seasonal Research at this site: https://cmboviewfromthefield.blogspot.com/

Jim Wilson
Queenstown

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 4:35:24 PM UTC-4, Pat Valdata, Elkton wrote:
> Among all the squabbling House Finches and Goldfinches on the feeders today, I saw my FOS Purple Finch, a beautiful male. Also had our first Junco.
>
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> Finally!
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> Pat Valdata
> Crisfield, MD
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> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 10/31/18 7:06 pm
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-necked Grebe at Pt. Lookout SP
Patty Craig found a Red-necked Grebe on the Potomac side near the point at PLSP today. 

Tyler Bell
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California, Maryland

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Date: 10/31/18 4:59 pm
From: Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
It was perched for the night and was easily moved outside, it departed on its own.

Thank you to all that replied.

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Date: 10/31/18 3:59 pm
From: Mike Lathroum <kmlathroum...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
A large crab net or call DNR Comm Center for assistance from an officer or wildlife personnel


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From: Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...>
To: Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Wed, Oct 31, 2018 6:37 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch

On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:52:27 PM UTC-4, Dave Mitchell (Howard County) wrote:

Thanks for the suggestions, the situation continues.

Mrs thinks removing the screen is not a good idea. (will reconsider in the AM)

JoVet - Doors have been open all day, I turned on the outside lights above the doors as a beacons to freedom.

My daughter StephVet had a suggestion from her practice, put a radio on the porch to motivate him/her to keep working on the escape.

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Date: 10/31/18 3:37 pm
From: Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 12:52:27 PM UTC-4, Dave Mitchell (Howard County) wrote:

Thanks for the suggestions, the situation continues.

Mrs thinks removing the screen is not a good idea. (will reconsider in the AM)

JoVet - Doors have been open all day, I turned on the outside lights above the doors as a beacons to freedom.

My daughter StephVet had a suggestion from her practice, put a radio on the porch to motivate him/her to keep working on the escape.

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Date: 10/31/18 1:35 pm
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Finch wars
Among all the squabbling House Finches and Goldfinches on the feeders today, I saw my FOS Purple Finch, a beautiful male. Also had our first Junco.Finally!Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 10/31/18 11:03 am
From: 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch

Prop the doors open and leave.  85 percent chance the situation will fix itself if the bird has a good way out. 

Joanne Howl DVM
West River MD
On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...> wrote:
Large screened in porch with doors on opposite sides, unfriendly Red Shoulder Hawk inside.  Discovered it about 5 AM, tried suiting up and approaching with a beach towel to direct to a door, result was a standoff and me retreating.  Porch has a frame type roof with 2x8 cross beams making the perfect perch about 8' up.

It keeps flying into the same screen every time I go out.  I am hoping it will find a door but it doesn't appear to be open to new ideas.  Home for lunch now but will be back by 6.  This is a difficult situation without a suit of armor.

If it is still here, any suggestions. I am located near Scaggsville.

Thanks, Dave

Robins are gathering and feeding in the front yards and court, easily 100 this morning.

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Date: 10/31/18 11:01 am
From: Lynn <lynnrust...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Yard birds
Two female purple finches on my seed feeder this morning in White Oak area of Silver Spring.
Lynn

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Two male PURPLE FINCHES came to the sunflower feeder just now, the first of this species I've seen here in many years.

Janet Millenson
Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
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Date: 10/31/18 10:51 am
From: Janet Millenson <janet...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Yard birds
Two male PURPLE FINCHES came to the sunflower feeder just now, the first
of this species I've seen here in many years.


Janet Millenson
Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
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Date: 10/31/18 10:46 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
On 10/31/18, Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...> wrote:
> Large screened in porch with doors on opposite sides, unfriendly Red
> Shoulder Hawk inside.

> It keeps flying into the same screen every time I go out. I am hoping it
> will find a door but it doesn't appear to be open to new ideas. Home for
> lunch now but will be back by 6. This is a difficult situation without a
> suit of armor.

The logical solution is to sacrifice one of the screened areas to give
it an exit...work for you, but then you would have until April for the
repair as there are few bugs around 'til then. A razor knife would
make quick work of the screen...

Jim S

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Date: 10/31/18 9:52 am
From: Dave Mitchell (Howard County) <mitch.design.srvc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] HELP! Hawk Trapped in Porch
Large screened in porch with doors on opposite sides, unfriendly Red Shoulder Hawk inside. Discovered it about 5 AM, tried suiting up and approaching with a beach towel to direct to a door, result was a standoff and me retreating. Porch has a frame type roof with 2x8 cross beams making the perfect perch about 8' up.

It keeps flying into the same screen every time I go out. I am hoping it will find a door but it doesn't appear to be open to new ideas. Home for lunch now but will be back by 6. This is a difficult situation without a suit of armor.

If it is still here, any suggestions. I am located near Scaggsville.

Thanks, Dave

Robins are gathering and feeding in the front yards and court, easily 100 this morning.

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Date: 10/31/18 9:23 am
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Old Hanover Rd Flocks: Siskin & Purple Finch

A Siskin flock of approx 20 came in today. Haven't heard the "zipper" call yet.
One Red-breasted nuthatch accompanied by approx 15 Purple Finches have been here a week. 
 
The flocks are flitting in & out & around bushes, stands of Joe Pye, evergreens etc.
They're making it difficult to count because THEY WILL NOT BE STILL!
Gail Frantz
Reisterstown
Balto County

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Date: 10/31/18 5:32 am
From: Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Le Conte's Sparrow at Swan Harbor Farm, Harford County
Brad Phoebus found a Le Conte's Sparrow at Swan Harbor Farm this morning.
It is along the hedgerow that runs between the road and the new
impoundments. That's all the information I have at the moment.

Good birding!

Matt Hafner
Forest Hill, MD

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Date: 10/31/18 4:20 am
From: Steve Johnson <stevejohnson2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: a little help w/ sparrow ID if anyone cares to...
On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 8:43:20 AM UTC-4, Ted on Little Round Bay wrote:
> Crownsville by the severn river. Mixed in with yellow-rumped and eastern bluebirds this morning. There were some singing notes that I didn't recognize, more than just chirps and not song enough for a song sparrow. I'm not certain that the photos are even from the singing sparrow, but I am having a hard time being certain what this is. Swamp sparrow I would guess. Thanks.
>
> p.s. loons and ruddy ducks still around this morning.

I agree it looks like a Song Sparrow. The other sparrows with strongly streaked chests like this, Savannah and Fox, have different facial features. I've noticed that Songs spend a lot of time doing single chuck or chick notes - I guess you could call them a long-ish chirp. Don't know if maybe that's what you were hearing, or maybe they do even longer vocalizations short of the full 3-part song.
cheers,
Steve J

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Date: 10/30/18 3:54 pm
From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Pine Siskins Harford Co.
I had 8 pine siskins at the feeders this afternoon. These new arrivals joined in with a flock of 18 or so purple finches.


Kingsville - Harford Co.






John Canoles
Eco-Science Professionals, Inc.
P.O. Box 5006 Glen Arm, MD 21057


www.ecoscienceprofessionalsinc.com

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


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Date: 10/30/18 11:55 am
From: Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Clay-colored Sparrow at Masonville Cove, Baltimore City 10/30/18
Today at lunch, I had a Clay-colored Sparrow at Masonville Cove in
Baltimore City. It was in a large sparrow flock immediately behind the
nature center. Reminder that Masonville is only open Mon-Fri 9-4, Sat 9-1,
and closed Sun.

Photos can be seen in my ebird checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49561637

Good birding!

Matt Hafner
Forest Hill, MD

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Date: 10/30/18 11:50 am
From: Janet Millenson <janet...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Yard non-bird
Just now, a 10-point buck was eating from our tube feeder full of
sunflower hearts. And previously I thought it was annoying to have
Mourning Doves keeping away the smaller birds.

Janet Millenson
Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
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Date: 10/30/18 11:34 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Swan Creek Birdwalk 11/17/2018
Good morning,

Stan Arnold and I will be co-leading a birdwalk at Swan Creek Wetlands and Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility (DMCF) on Saturday, November 17 (raindate: Sunday, November 18). The walk will be held from 7:00-11:00. It will involve extensive walking on a rock/dirt path. There is minimal shade, and we will need to cross moving water at one point. Please dress appropriately and wear sturdy footwear.

While onsite, we will look for sparrows and late passerine migrants in the conservation easement, check for rails in the wetlands, and scan the dredge cells for waterfowl and maybe some late shorebirds. We will be divided into two groups of roughly 20 participants each. One group will visit the wetlands while the other checks the DMCF, and then the groups will switch. Both groups will see the same areas of the site.

A major construction project is underway at the site, so we may not be able to walk around the DMCF. I do not think the parking area will be affected, so we should still be able to scan for waterfowl from the flagpole like we usually do.

The walk is limited to 40 participants. You may reserve two spots. Please provide a name and email address for each participant. I will also create a waiting list if we exceed 40 responses. The walk will be canceled if there is rain/high winds/ice on both of the selected dates.

This walk is offered by Maryland Environmental Service (MES) on behalf of Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA).

Please email tcarn [at] menv [dot] com if you would like to sign up.

Thanks,
Tim Carney

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Date: 10/30/18 10:25 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: a little help w/ sparrow ID if anyone cares to...
On Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 8:43:20 AM UTC-4, Ted on Little Round Bay wrote:
> Crownsville by the severn river. Mixed in with yellow-rumped and eastern bluebirds this morning. There were some singing notes that I didn't recognize, more than just chirps and not song enough for a song sparrow. I'm not certain that the photos are even from the singing sparrow, but I am having a hard time being certain what this is. Swamp sparrow I would guess. Thanks.
>
> p.s. loons and ruddy ducks still around this morning.

Looks like a Song Sparrow to me,
Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 10/30/18 9:09 am
From: Lovelace, Glen (DelDOT) <Glen.Lovelace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Thoughts on some new Eastern Shore CBC circles
Good afternoon,
For a long time, I have contemplated where new count circles could be started among the established ones and a number of very interesting locations that do not fall within any of those existing circles. In particular, there is a gaping hole in the mid-shore around the village of Choptank. I finally put circle to map, so to speak, and came up with a number of options.

My second effort is a proposal for a circle at Deal Island. It would have to overlap adjacent circles, but those areas would be ignored for the new count. Even with a reduced area, there is an abundance of interesting habitat contained within.

I made a word document with more detailed descriptions, a kmz file and a pdf showing the existing circles, proposed options and key locations annotated. I could not get all of the text to translate to the kmz, hence multiple files.

Please comment, offer opinions and suggestions, vote for an option. Would you be interested in participating? Is there enough interest in these areas to make new counts viable?

Thank you and good birding,

Glen Lovelace III
Seaford, DE

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Date: 10/30/18 8:50 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Suet and a Yellow-Rump
Hi Gail,
Last winter I hosted three YRWA coming to my suet feeder, in late Feb-early March. They were here for days, coming in to peck away at my homemade suet cakes.

Always fun to watch up close!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 10/30/18 8:44 am
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Suet and a Yellow-Rump
Everyday I  spread homemade suet on four bricks and set them on the backporch railing.
By mid-morning the suet is gone. That's when a Yellow-rumped warbler appears.  I believe it's the same one every day. He pecks out the tiny pieces of  suet that cling in the depressions of the bricks. 
Never had this happen before.
Recipe for Suet
 
1 cup fat
1 cup peanut butter
1 cp flour
4 cps corn meal
Mix all thoroughly.
Adjust if mixture is too stiff (add more fat) or too sticky (add more corn meal).
 
Gail Frantz
Old Hanover Rd
Balto County

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Date: 10/30/18 8:01 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 10/30/2018
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Date: Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 10:37 AM
Subject: DC Area, 10/30/2018
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Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 10/30/2018
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments, questions: <voice...>
Compilers: Rick and Nancy Sussman
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

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

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday,
October 23, and was completed on Tuesday, October 30, at 9:00 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order,
as set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for
North and Middle American Birds, as revised through the 58th
Supplement (July 2017).

Top Birds this week were: BLACK-HEADED GULL* in DC, REDDISH EGRET in
DE, WHITE IBIS in DE, EVENING GROSBEAK in MD, LAPLAND LONGSPUR in VA
and MD, LARK SPARROW in DC and MD, and WESTERN TANAGER in MD.

Other Birds of Interest were: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, BRANT,
CACKLING GOOSE, ducks including EURASIAN WIGEON, REDHEAD, GREATER
SCAUP, COMMON EIDER, and LONG-TAILED DUCK, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO,
CHIMNEY SWIFT, RUBY-THROATED and SELASPHORUS HUMMINGBIRD, VIRGINIA
RAIL, SORA, SANDHILL CRANE, shorebirds, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL,
SANDWICH TERN, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, SNOWY EGRET, TRICOLORED HERON,
CATTLE EGRET, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, GOLDEN
EAGLE, SHORT-EARED and NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, LEAST FLYCATCHER, late
swallows, RED-BREASTED and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, GRAY-CHEEKED and
SWAINSON'S THRUSH, PURPLE FINCH, PINE SISKIN, sparrows, YELLOW-HEADED
and RUSTY BLACKBIRD, late warblers including ORANGE-CROWNED and
CONNECTICUT, and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

The first-winter BLACK-HEADED GULL*, initially found on Sept. 21, was
seen again near the Gangplank Marina in SW DC on Oct 24.

The REDDISH EGRET seen last week continued to be seen early this week
on Oct 23, at Gordon's Pond in Sussex Co, DE.

Four juvenile WHITE IBIS were seen at the north end of Gordon's Pond
at Cape Henlopen, Sussex Co, DE on Oct 28.

On Oct 26, ahead of the nor'easter, a female EVENING GROSBEAK showed
up at feeders in a yard on Deal Island, Somerset Co, MD, much to the
delight of the homeowners.

A single, very photogenic LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen in plain view
along the road at the Visitor's Center at Tom's Cove, at Chincoteague
NWR, Accomack Co, VA on Oct 25. On Oct 27 a pair were seen at the same
location. On Oct 28, six LAPLAND LONGSPURS were discovered in a field
(private research plot) at the Beltsville Agricultural Research
Center, Beltsville, Prince George's Co, MD. The same flock was
relocated on Oct 29.

A (possibly returning) LARK SPARROW was found in a stream restoration
area at the National Arboretum, in NE DC on Oct 28. Another LARK
SARROW was seen and photographed at Assateague Island NS-Oceanside
Campground, Worcester Co, MD also on Oct 28.

A WESTERN TANAGER was seen and photographed at Assateague Island
NS-Bayside Peninsula, Worcester Co, MD, in the campground at site
Number 28, on Oct 25.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

An early GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was discovered at the Preston
Recycling Station-WWTP in Caroline Co, MD on Oct 26, and continued
through Oct 29. A single BRANT flew in to join a group of cormorants,
on Oct 25, at Brown's Island in Richmond City, VA, and continued
nearby on Oct 27 at Richmond National Battlefield Park-Civil War
Visitor Center, Richmond City, VA. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen on
Broadford Lake in Garrett Co, MD on Oct 25.

Wintering waterfowl are returning to our area, and many species were
seen and widely reported throughout the region during the week. What
follows are just some of the highlights. A EURASIAN WIGEON was at Lake
Joyce and Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA on Oct 24. A drake REDHEAD
was spotted at Piney Run Park in Carroll Co, MD on Oct 23, while a
pair of males were reported from the International Conservation House
in Fauquier Co, VA the same day. On Oct 24, a pair of GREATER SCAUP
were seen at Broadford Lake in Garrett Co, MD. Four COMMON EIDERS were
reported from Rudee Inlet at Virginia Beach on Oct 26, and a pair were
also seen at Cape Henlopen SP-The Point, Sussex Co, DE on Oct 27. A
single LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen flying south down the eastern bay
from Big Water Farm (private) in Queen Anne's Co, MD on Oct 25, and
four males were seen flying together up the Potomac River from East
Potomac Park-Hains Point, SW DC on Oct 27.

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS were widely reported throughout the area during
the week. Individuals were seen at Blue Mash Nature Trail in
Montgomery Co, and at Masonville Cove in Baltimore Co, both in MD, two
were heard calling from distinct locations at Sky Meadows SP in
Fauquier Co, VA, and one was seen and photographed at Deal Middle
School Fields in NW DC, all on Oct 23. Later in the week, a very cold
looking individual was seen sitting on a fence line in Roanoke, VA on
Oct 25, and singles were seen the same day in MD at Assateague Island
NS-Bayside peninsula, Worcester Co, and Fort Smallwood Park and Oxbow
Lake, both in Anne Arundel Co. On Oct 27, a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was
seen at Dutch Gap Conservation Area-Henricus Historical Park,
Chesterfield Co, VA.

Notable because of the lateness of the date, CHIMNEY SWIFTS were seen
in small numbers this week with one seen at Little Island Park,
Virginia Beach, VA on Oct 24, and nine seen the same day from the C&O
Canal-Fletcher's Cove, and three over the National Zoological Park,
both in NW DC. On Oct 28, two were seen flying over the lake at
Patterson Park, Baltimore Co, MD.

Late RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS were reported from a home in Raphine,
Augusta Co, VA, visiting the pineapple sage daily from Oct 23-Oct 25,
and another visiting a feeder throughout the day on Oct 24 in
Broadmeade (private), Baltimore Co, MD. Still another was continuing
at a feeder in Columbia, Howard Co, MD as late as Oct 27. A
SELASPHORUS type (Rufous or Allen's) HUMMINGBIRD visited a feeder at a
home in Somerset, Co, MD on Oct 26.

A pair of VIRGINIA RAILS were heard giving their raspy interaction
calls across the marsh from one another at Newport News Park-Swamp
Bridge, York Co, VA on Oct 24, and another pair were heard at the edge
of a wet field with scattered cattails, at Back Bay NWR, Virginia
Beach, VA on Oct 28. A SORA was heard and briefly seen at the
beginning of Raymond Pool, Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on Oct 28, and
a pair were heard at Gala Wetlands, Botetourt Co, VA also on Oct 28.

SANDHILL CRANES are usually on the move this time of year, so it was
surprising that only a single report came in this week, on Oct 23, of
an individual seen in flight as it flew past a yard in Sussex Co, DE
and landed in a creek area at Prime Hook NWR, off of Cod's Road.

Shorebird reports this week were varied and widely scattered. An
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was found on John Shirk Road in Taneytown,
Carroll Co, MD on Oct 27, and seen again on Oct 28 and 29. The
first-county-record HUDSONIAN GODWIT found last week continued through
Oct 25 in Bel Air, Harford Co, MD, finally leaving when the small
retention pond it favored had mostly dried up. Two HUDSONIAN GODWITS
were seen at Bombay Hook NWR in the flats opposite Shearness Pool,
Kent Co, DE on Oct 28, and three were reported from Jug Bay Wetlands
Sanctuary, Anne Arundel Co, MD the same day. Three RUDDY TURNSTONES
were lingering at Bodkin Island, Queen Anne's Co, MD on Oct 23. A
DUNLIN continued to be enjoyed by local birders at Fulton Pond, Howard
Co, MD from Oct 23-26, while another was reported from Broadford Lake,
in Garrett Co, in western MD on Oct 24, and yet another was found in
Taneytown, Carroll Co, MD on Oct 28. A single BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was
reported from the observation point trail at Prime Hook NWR, Sussex
Co, DE on Oct 25 and seen again Oct 27. Late SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS
were reported from several areas including two at Laytonsville Pond,
Montgomery Co, MD on Oct 23, and 20 at Tanyard Marsh, Caroline Co, MD
on Oct 26. A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at Cape Henlopen
SP-Gordon's Pond, Sussex Co, DE on Oct 25. A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was
spotted as it swam in tell-tale circles, "spinning like a top", in the
water at Hog Island WMA-Surry Co, VA on Oct 24.

An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED Gull was seen on Oct 24 at Tydings
Memorial Park in Havre de Grace, Harford Co, MD. A SANDWICH TERN was
seen at Rudee Inlet in Virginia Beach, VA on Oct 26. Another SANDWICH
TERN was reported from Pleasure House Point Natural Area in Virginia
Beach, VA on Oct 28.

A pair of AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were seen at Assateague Island
NS-Causeway, in Worcester Co, MD on Oct 27, flying towards the NW, and
another pair (the same pair?) were spotted at Cape Henlopen-Hawk
Watch, flying in from the south, in Sussex Co, DE on Oct 28.

Several reports of lingering long-legged waders came in this week. A
late SNOWY EGRET was seen in Baltimore Co, MD at Gwynns Falls
Trail-South on Oct 26, and a lone TRICOLORED HERON was at Pleasure
House Point Natural Area in Virginia Beach, VA on Oct 24. Four late
CATTLE EGRETS were seen at Sinepuxent Road, Worcester Co, MD on Oct
26, and seven were seen flying up Leeds Creek, Talbot Co, MD on Oct
27. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was spotted at a pond at Grosvenor
Park in Montgomery Co, MD on Oct 26.

Three southbound migrating NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, one adult and two
immatures, were cause for celebration at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch,
Augusta Co, VA on Oct 24, while another passed by there the following
day. A well-described GOLDEN EAGLE was reported from White Marsh Road
in Madison, Dorchester Co, MD on Oct 24.

A SHORT-EARED OWL was flushed from an impoundment at Swan Harbor Farm
Park, Harford Co, MD on Oct 25. A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was flushed by
a mob of Blue Jays over an opening in a canopy in an area of pine
woods, in Howard Co, MD on Oct 26.

Late EASTERN WOOD-PEWEES were seen in several locations in both MD and
VA this week, and a lingering LEAST FLYCATCHER was heard and seen at
Greenbriar Park in Charlottesville, VA on Oct 26.

Some very late swallows were seen in the area this week. On Oct 26,
eight NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS were seen at Holiday Lake SP,
Appomattox Co, VA and a single individual was seen at LaGrange Lane,
King George Co, VA the same day. On Oct 27, 13 NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED
SWALLOWS were seen at the C&O Canal-Violette's Lock, Montgomery Co,
MD, and three were at North Beach, Calvert Co, MD. A pair of late BARN
SWALLOWS were also at the C&O Canal-Violette's Lock, Montgomery Co, MD
on Oct 27, and a single bird was at Centennial Park, Howard Co, MD as
late as Oct 29.

RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES were reported again from scattered locations
throughout the region this week. A single BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH was
seen and heard at Mountain Run Lake Park in Culpeper Co, VA on Oct 25.
A very lucky homeowner in Bishopville, Worcester Co, MD had both a
RED-BREASTED and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH coming to his feeders on Oct
28. Another BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH was heard giving its squeaky toy
call at Milford Neck Wildlife Area-Big Stone Beach Road, Kent Co, DE
also on Oct 28.

GRAY-CHEEKED and SWAINSON'S THRUSH were widely reported this week as
they made a late-season push south. GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES were
reported from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC),
Anne Arundel Co, MD on Oct 25, two from Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax
Co and another from Greensprings Interpretive Trail, James City, both
in VA also on Oct 25. Several reports of SWAINSON'S THRUSH came in on
Oct 23, but perhaps the most surprising, for both the homeowner and
the bird, presumably, was one that flew into a house in Newport News,
VA, while the owner was having a refrigerator delivered! The bird flew
into an upstairs bedroom where it was caught and released to the
backyard. Others were seen on Oct 25 at Greensprings Interpretive
Trail, James City and Rockingham Co, both in VA, and in MD on Oct 26
in Greenbelt, Prince George's Co, and at Black Walnut Point, Talbot
Co.

Both PURPLE FINCHES and PINE SISKINS have pushed well south of their
northern territories, in search of food. Interestingly, most of the
reports of PURPLE FINCH have come from mid to northern MD while the
PINE SISKINS seem to be more common south into VA. But, many of both
species were being reported, especially at bird feeders, throughout
the area, with reports of feeder-emptying flocks of PURPLE FINCHES in
many yards. A PINE SISKIN was heard as it flew over the National Zoo,
NW DC and another was seen and heard near the Sidwell Friends School,
also in NW DC both on Oct 23, while a pair were seen feeding with
House Finches at a feeder on Fessenden Street NW DC on Oct 24.
Additional sightings of between one and six PINE SISKINS came from
Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, NE DC on Oct 28.

Everyone's favorite LBJs, the sparrows, are returning to our area.
Besides the usual suspects, reports have come in for more unusual
species. AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS are usually found in our area in
winter, but an early one was seen mixed in with a flock of Field
Sparrows at NW Branch Park-Sherwood Forest area on Oct 26, in
Montgomery Co, MD. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Sunset Park,
Ocean City, Worcester Co, MD on Oct 24 and another was discovered at
Albemarle County Community Park in Albemarle Co, VA on Oct 27, and
relocated on Oct 28. A VESPER SPARROW was reported from Kenilworth
Park and Aquatic Gardens, NE DC, on Oct 27 and 28 and another was
found at International Conservation House, in Fauquier Co, VA, on Oct
27. Late GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from Masonville Cove,
Baltimore Co, MD on Oct 23, one in a yard in Kent Co, DE on Oct 25,
and a pair at the Howard County Conservancy-Mount Pleasant Farm on
Oct. 26. A NELSON'S SPARROW was reported from the edge of the
saltmarsh on Oyster Rocks Road in Sussex Co, DE, on Oct 25, while
another was found by a bushwacking birder at Hydes Road Park,
Baltimore Co, MD on Oct 29. Early FOX SPARROWS were seen at NW Branch
Park-Sherwood Forest Area, Montgomery Co, MD on Oct 23, and at Blandy
Experimental Farm/State Arboretum of VA, Clarke Co, VA on Oct 25.
LINCOLN'S SPARROWS were seen on Oct 24 at the Ocean City-94th St.
Woods, on Oct 25 at Assateague Island NS, and on Oct 26 at Isle of
Wight County Park, all in Worcester Co, MD, and in VA at Fluvanna
Heritage Trail-River Bluff Trail in Fluvanna Co, on Oct 27.

Two YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were seen in a yard in Kent Co, DE on Oct
29. A single RUSTY BLACKBIRD was reported from Back Bay NWR, Virginia
Beach, VA on Oct 25.

A surprising variety of late and lingering warblers were widely
reported this week, in locations too numerous to list. It seemed more
like mid-September than late October, as individuals of nearly every
species were reported somewhere in the area. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS,
never very common, were seen at Irvine Nature Center, and Masonville
Cove, both in Baltimore Co, MD on Oct 23. On Oct 25, two were seen at
Woodlawn Wildlife Area, Cecil Co, MD, and singles at Swan Harbor Farm
Park, Harford Co, and Hydes Road Park, Baltimore Co, both in MD. In
VA, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Azalea Park in
Charlottesville, on Oct 25. Another was at the Bethesda Trolley
Trail-Woodmont Ave. in Montgomery Co, MD on Oct 26-29. A late
CONNECTICUT WARBLER was caught and banded on Oct 24, at Patuxent
Research Refuge in Anne Arundel Co, MD.

A DICKCISSEL was reported from Blandy Experimental Farm/State
Arboretum of VA, Clarke Co, VA on Oct 25, and another was seen in
North Beach, Calvert Co, MD on Oct 26 and 29.

***

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

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606,
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Date: 10/30/18 5:43 am
From: 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] a little help w/ sparrow ID if anyone cares to...
Crownsville by the severn river. Mixed in with yellow-rumped and eastern bluebirds this morning. There were some singing notes that I didn't recognize, more than just chirps and not song enough for a song sparrow. I'm not certain that the photos are even from the singing sparrow, but I am having a hard time being certain what this is. Swamp sparrow I would guess. Thanks.

p.s. loons and ruddy ducks still around this morning.

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Date: 10/29/18 6:16 pm
From: Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park: Fox Sparrow, Purple Finch
Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore, Maryland, US
Oct 29, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Comments: fields, above hawk watch & far western
27 species

FOX SPARROW 1 FOS
PURPLE FINCH 2 1m/1f

Mourning Dove 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 20
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 3
American Goldfinch 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 9
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49550841

Georgia McDonald Towson Balt Co

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Date: 10/29/18 6:02 pm
From: Les Roslund <lesroslund...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Greater White-fronted Goose in Preston, Caroline County at the WWTP
This bird was present at 11:55 am today and was stil there when I left at
12:30 pm. The surrounding group of Canada Geese was up to around 750
today.



Les Roslund, Talbot County

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Date: 10/29/18 1:55 pm
From: Evelyn Ralston <evelynsralston...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] NIH Orange-crowned W continues
Beautiful picture indeed and thanks to the two Ds. Was still there around 4:15 p.m.

Evelyn Ralston
Bethesda Md

sent from my iPhone


> On Oct 29, 2018, at 12:55, David Moulton, Bethesda, MD <moulton.davidh...> wrote:
>
> The bird found by Dave Roberts last Friday was still present at 11:30 am today (Monday). On south side of the NIH storm pond near the martin house. Usually feeding deep in the weeds inside the fence but occasionally forages in the weeds across the path. Photo.
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Date: 10/29/18 1:34 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] NIH Orange-crowned W continues
Beautiful pix!

On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 12:55 PM David Moulton, Bethesda, MD <
<moulton.davidh...> wrote:

> The bird found by Dave Roberts last Friday was still present at 11:30 am
> today (Monday). On south side of the NIH storm pond near the martin house.
> Usually feeding deep in the weeds inside the fence but occasionally forages
> in the weeds across the path. Photo.
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Date: 10/29/18 11:44 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nelson's Sparrow at Hydes Road Park, 10/29/18
The attached map shows the approximate spot where I had a Nelson's Sparrow at Hydes this morning. The map shows a mowed field, but it is currently unmowed.


Tim Houghton

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Date: 10/29/18 9:55 am
From: David Moulton, Bethesda, MD <moulton.davidh...>
Subject: [MDBirding] NIH Orange-crowned W continues
The bird found by Dave Roberts last Friday was still present at 11:30 am today (Monday). On south side of the NIH storm pond near the martin house. Usually feeding deep in the weeds inside the fence but occasionally forages in the weeds across the path. Photo.

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Date: 10/28/18 7:07 pm
From: 'Michel Cavigelli' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Lapland Longspurs in Beltsville!
Thanks, Rick, yeah, I was amazed how hard they were to see from a mere 20 or so feet away. They hunkered down among the relatively short plants in the field.
Michel
On Sunday, October 28, 2018, 4:34:19 PM EDT, <birderick...> <birderick...> wrote:

On Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:09:33 PM UTC-4, Michel Cavigelli, Greenbelt wrote:
> I had 6 Lapland Longspurs in my research plots just now at Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (PG Co). This area, unfortunately, is not open to the public. If I see them again this week I may be able to provide access but right now I need to focus on a work project. Photos attached. I will share video later.
>
>
> Michel Cavigelli
> Greenbelt

Great find for that location! Very cryptic birds. They will go on the Voice for this week!

Rick Sussman
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Date: 10/28/18 2:02 pm
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Evening Grosbeak
There was an eBird report of a single Evening Grosbeak on Deal Island Road yesterday! I sure hope they come further south, because I haven't seen one in decades. No Purple Finches yet at my feeders, but I have a lot of House Finches and Goldfinches. Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 10/28/18 1:35 pm
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: A few sparrows, and a new FOY yard bird
On Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 11:16:02 AM UTC-4, <bird......> wrote:
> A slow walk around the yard (the walk was slow and so was the bird activity), but it produced a new species for the year, a skulking HERMIT THRUSH, this one living up to its name, and Yard Bird No. 116 for the year. Checking my records I was surprised to find I haven't seen it in my yard since 2012. The front meadow had some sparrow activity, with 6-8 Field Sparrows, a couple Song Sparrows, one White-throated and one immature White-crowned Sparrow, my FOS. And a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets jitting around. Still lots of Purple Finches at the feeding stations.
>
>
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, Carroll County.

Agree. I've never seen this many in MD in over 30 years, and never in this number this early.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 10/28/18 1:34 pm
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Lapland Longspurs in Beltsville!
On Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:09:33 PM UTC-4, Michel Cavigelli, Greenbelt wrote:
> I had 6 Lapland Longspurs in my research plots just now at Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (PG Co). This area, unfortunately, is not open to the public. If I see them again this week I may be able to provide access but right now I need to focus on a work project. Photos attached. I will share video later.
>
>
> Michel Cavigelli
> Greenbelt

Great find for that location! Very cryptic birds. They will go on the Voice for this week!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 10/28/18 12:09 pm
From: 'Michel Cavigelli' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Lapland Longspurs in Beltsville!
I had 6 Lapland Longspurs in my research plots just now at Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (PG Co). This area, unfortunately, is not open to the public. If I see them again this week I may be able to provide access but right now I need to focus on a work project. Photos attached. I will share video later.
Michel CavigelliGreenbelt

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Date: 10/28/18 12:07 pm
From: thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Purple Finch Invasion
As many as 11 PUFI at once in backyard feeders. Nothing like this in 29+ years in Maryland.
Tom BealGlenn Dale, MD



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Date: 10/28/18 8:16 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] A few sparrows, and a new FOY yard bird
A slow walk around the yard (the walk was slow and so was the bird activity), but it produced a new species for the year, a skulking HERMIT THRUSH, this one living up to its name, and Yard Bird No. 116 for the year. Checking my records I was surprised to find I haven't seen it in my yard since 2012. The front meadow had some sparrow activity, with 6-8 Field Sparrows, a couple Song Sparrows, one White-throated and one immature White-crowned Sparrow, my FOS. And a few Ruby-crowned Kinglets jitting around. Still lots of Purple Finches at the feeding stations.


Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll County.

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Date: 10/28/18 7:02 am
From: Bill R <brogg9...>
Subject: [MDBirding] I have no new updates since Sept 4?
any new updates?

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Date: 10/28/18 6:31 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Carroll County shorebirds
A Dunlin and American Golden Plover are along John Shirk Rd, Taneytown. They are on the opposite side of a pond covered with muck.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 10/27/18 6:05 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: White-crowned sparrow and red-breasted nuthatch in PG Co.
On Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 5:48:22 PM UTC-4, Denise Ryan wrote:
> Just arrived home to notice both a red-breasted nuthatch visiting my peanut feeders and a white-crowned sparrow foraging under the feeders. I think both a new yard birds for me and quite unexpected.
>
> Denise Ryan
> Cheverly, MD
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Congrats on the two new yard birds!
Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 10/27/18 2:48 pm
From: Denise Ryan <screechowl...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-crowned sparrow and red-breasted nuthatch in PG Co.
Just arrived home to notice both a red-breasted nuthatch visiting my peanut feeders and a white-crowned sparrow foraging under the feeders. I think both a new yard birds for me and quite unexpected.

Denise Ryan
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Date: 10/27/18 1:08 pm
From: Elliot Kirschbaum <kingfisher501...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Maybe you can help I.D.
When I see groups of sparrows feeding on the ground that fly up at my car’s approach, they are usually Chipping Sparrows or Juncos. Which it is, depends on the season.

> On Oct 27, 2018, at 9:43 AM, JimC <wetstuff...> wrote:
>
> I have about 1200' of driveway, 500' of which is thru an open pasture out front - gravel/small stones. There is a very small bird of no distinguishable color other than 'light', partially because you almost only ever see them at dawn and dusk - when automatic headlights are still on. They jump out front of the car in small groups. They typically fly about 30-50' ahead and repeat the behavior.
>
> If I were to guess, simply because of the basic shape and size (~2-3") it is a Sparrow. But, I was wondering if perhaps there was one that displayed this specific type of behavior. It has taken place the entire 25+yrs we have been here. Thanks.

Elliot Kirschbaum
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Date: 10/27/18 11:54 am
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 10/25/18
10/25/18 - 710am-3pm
Hart-Miller Island, Essex, B Co., MD

WEATHER: Fair/PC, 36-54 degrees, WNW 3K- W 4K OBS: Diane F, Kevin G, Joe H

Canada Goose - 140
Gadwall - 235
American Wigeon - 36
American Black Duck - 142
Mallard - 130
Northern Shoveler - 37
Northern Pintail - 121
Green-winged Teal - 88
Ring-necked Duck - 9
Greater Scaup - 1
Lesser Scaup - 135
*SURF SCOTER - 20
*BLACK SCOTER - 17
Bufflehead - 15
Ruddy Duck - 57
Common Loon - 2
Pied-billed Grebe - 6
Double-crested Cormorant - 85
*AMERICAN BITTERN - 1
Great Blue Heron - 5
Black Vulture - 1
Turkey Vulture - 1
Bald Eagle - 2 (adults)
Northern Harrier - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Cooper's Hawk - 3
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 2
American Coot - 57
Greater Yellowlegs - 1
*DUNLIN - 7
Laughing Gull - 2
Ring-billed Gull - 27
Herring Gull - 7
Great Black-backed Gull - 3
Caspian Tern - 16
Mourning Dove - 21
*YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO - 1 (late)
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 9
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Northern Flicker - 10
Eastern Phoebe - 8
Blue Jay - 53
American Crow - 4
Tree Swallow - 123
*RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH - 6
Brown Creeper - 2
Carolina Wren - 8
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 7
Hermit Thrush - 2
American Robin - 2
Northern Mockingbird - 2
European Starling - 165
LAPLAND LONGSPUR - 1
Blackpoll Warbler - 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 22
Palm Warbler - 10 (9 y, 1 w)
Eastern Towhee - 3
Chipping Sparrow - 9
Field Sparrow - 4
*VESPER SPARROW - 1
Savannah Sparrow - 5
Song Sparrow - 74
Lincoln's Sparrow - 1
Swamp Sparrow - 15
White-throated Sparrow - 18
*WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW - 8
"Slate-colored"" Junco - 11
Northern Cardinal - 14
Red-winged Blackbird - 340
Brown-headed Cowbird - 6
House Finch - 1
PURPLE FINCH - 3
PINE SISKIN - 4
American Goldfinch - 40
SPECIES: 79 INDIVIDUALS: 2442

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

REPTILES: E Painted Turtle - 2 N Red-bellied Turtle - 2

BUTTERFLIES
Cabbage White - 4
Orange Sulphur - 6
Cloudless Sulphur - 1
Painted Lady - 1
Common Buckeye - 4
Pearl Crescent - 3
Red Admiral - 1
Monarch - 5

INSECTS
Salt Marsh Caterpillar Moth - 1 (caterpillar)
Virginian Tiger Moth - 3 (Yellow Bear)
Isabella Tiger Moth - 16 (Woolly Bear)
Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle - 2


Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 10/27/18 9:55 am
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Gulls, Dorchester Co.
There's a huge flock of about 1000 Laughing Gulls in a field along Taylor's Island Rd, just west of Woolford. Spotted one Ringbilled in the flock, if anybody cares!Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 10/27/18 8:36 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Greater White-fronted Goose
There is a Greater White-fronted Goose at the Preston Recycling Center/WWTP, Caroline County. Found on 10/26 by Dave Palmer.
It is there now with 400 Canada Geese.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 10/27/18 6:43 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Maybe you can help I.D.
I have about 1200' of driveway, 500' of which is thru an open pasture out front - gravel/small stones. There is a very small bird of no distinguishable color other than 'light', partially because you almost only ever see them at dawn and dusk - when automatic headlights are still on. They jump out front of the car in small groups. They typically fly about 30-50' ahead and repeat the behavior.

If I were to guess, simply because of the basic shape and size (~2-3") it is a Sparrow. But, I was wondering if perhaps there was one that displayed this specific type of behavior. It has taken place the entire 25+yrs we have been here. Thanks.

Jim

Midway between the Blackwater and Salisbury - off the Nanticoke

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Date: 10/26/18 6:00 pm
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: RFI
On Friday, October 26, 2018 at 8:46:09 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> If anyone has a current email for Clive Harris, please let me know, at <warblerick...>
>
> Thanks,
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD

Already received. Thanks...

Rick Sussman

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Date: 10/26/18 5:46 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] RFI
If anyone has a current email for Clive Harris, please let me know, at <warblerick...>

Thanks,
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 10/26/18 1:25 pm
From: Jim Wilkinson <lakekoshare...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Masonville 10/22/2018
On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 3:04:03 PM UTC-4, Tim Carney wrote:
> I surveyed Masonville on Monday and added a few other notables during fieldwork yesterday and this morning. Highlights from within the public area over the past three days:
>
> - Greater Scaup
> - Bufflehead
> - Horned Grebe
> - Yellow-billed Cuckoo (late)
> - Semipalmated Plover
> - Dunlin
> - American Bittern
> - GREAT HORNED OWL (extremely unusual onsite)
> - American Kestrel
> - Blue-headed Vireo
> - American Pipit
> - Pine Siskin
> - Purple Finch
> - White-crowned Sparrow
> - Lincoln's Sparrow
> - ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (rare)
> - Nashville Warbler
> - YELLOW WARBLER (late)
> - Black-throated Green Warbler
>
> I also found Gadwall, Northern Shovelers, a late GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and another Lincoln's Sparrow in one of the restricted areas.
>
> eBird checklists:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49375538
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49399991
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49416562
>
> Site information:
> http://www.masonvillecove.org/
>
> Tim Carney
> Parkville, MD

Great sighting! I remember seeing a Great Horned Owl at Masonville back in the 1980s in late fall or winter, possibly on a Christmas Count. It was perched in a narrow line of trees.

Jim Wilkinson
Columbia, MD

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Date: 10/26/18 1:21 pm
From: Jim Wilkinson <lakekoshare...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Possible Nelson's Sparrow at Troy Park in Howard County, Oct 26
I flushed a small dark sparrow out of some weeds but it flew into thick grasses before I could get a definite ID. The small size, dark plumage and short pointed tail seemed to rule out the more common Chipping, Song and Savannah Sparrows which were present. Location was in weedy areas at the base of two large earth mounds behind the first parking lots on the right of the entrance road. Also saw yellow Palm Warblers and Eastern Phoebe in the same spot.

Jim Wilkinson
Columbia, MD

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Date: 10/26/18 12:52 pm
From: 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Pine Siskin ID confirmation help please.
On Friday, October 26, 2018 at 2:57:40 PM UTC-4, Ted on Little Round Bay wrote:
> These are pine siskins I'm seeing mixed in w/ the goldfinches, right? I haven't seen any in quite a few years. This is Crownsville, specifically at little round bay on the severn river next to Smiths Marina.
>
> Best regards and thanks for the opinions.
>
> p.s. - saw a loon in little round bay not far from all the Ruddy ducks we have right now. 1st one I've seen this season.

Thanks Guys. Much appreciated.

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Date: 10/26/18 12:08 pm
From: Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Pine Siskin ID confirmation help please.
Nice shots, Ted, especially the uber-notched tail which is diagnostic for
telling them apart. Also the much more pointed beak and streaky breast
(streakiness overall, for that matter).

On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 3:06 PM Pete Givan <rocinrobin...> wrote:

> On Friday, October 26, 2018 at 2:57:40 PM UTC-4, Ted on Little Round Bay
> wrote:
> > These are pine siskins I'm seeing mixed in w/ the goldfinches, right? I
> haven't seen any in quite a few years. This is Crownsville, specifically
> at little round bay on the severn river next to Smiths Marina.
> >
> > Best regards and thanks for the opinions.
> >
> > p.s. - saw a loon in little round bay not far from all the Ruddy ducks
> we have right now. 1st one I've seen this season.
>
> Pine Siskins for certain. Nice photos.
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Date: 10/26/18 12:06 pm
From: Pete Givan <rocinrobin...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Pine Siskin ID confirmation help please.
On Friday, October 26, 2018 at 2:57:40 PM UTC-4, Ted on Little Round Bay wrote:
> These are pine siskins I'm seeing mixed in w/ the goldfinches, right? I haven't seen any in quite a few years. This is Crownsville, specifically at little round bay on the severn river next to Smiths Marina.
>
> Best regards and thanks for the opinions.
>
> p.s. - saw a loon in little round bay not far from all the Ruddy ducks we have right now. 1st one I've seen this season.

Pine Siskins for certain. Nice photos.

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Date: 10/26/18 11:57 am
From: 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Pine Siskin ID confirmation help please.
These are pine siskins I'm seeing mixed in w/ the goldfinches, right? I haven't seen any in quite a few years. This is Crownsville, specifically at little round bay on the severn river next to Smiths Marina.

Best regards and thanks for the opinions.

p.s. - saw a loon in little round bay not far from all the Ruddy ducks we have right now. 1st one I've seen this season.

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Date: 10/26/18 11:51 am
From: 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Oxbow Lake: Wilson's Snipe, Northern Shoverler, Rudy Duck
Jay Sheppard and I showed John and Meg Harris around Oxbow Lake this morning. It was a good day for birding! New arrivals included Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck, Wilson's Snipe, and Brown Creeper. John and Meg kept the lists and here is the combined list:

Mourning Dove 12
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Common Raven 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2 (Conservative number, they were everywhere!)
Brown Creeper 3
Carolina Wren 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 15
American Goldfinch 2
Northern Cardinal 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Canada Goose 300
Wood Duck 45
Northern Shoveler 10
Gadwall 8
Mallard 125
American Black Duck 6
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) 2
Green-winged Teal 4
Ruddy Duck 2
Killdeer 2
Wilson's Snipe 10
Greater Yellowlegs 8
Ring-billed Gull 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 8
Turkey Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Fish Crow 1
Song Sparrow 10
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 40

eBird Hotspot Oxbow Lake: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L470637

Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Date: 10/26/18 9:52 am
From: Josh Emm <apistopanchax...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Harford HUGO is long gone
Just wanted to post a heads up that the Harford HUGO has moved on to more appropriate habitats. The puddle is almost completely dry now. Hope this report helps folks making weekend plans.
Josh Emm
HdG MD

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Date: 10/26/18 6:20 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: WETA @ Assateague Bayside Campground
On Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4:54:34 PM UTC-4, robert housten wrote:
> I had a Western Tanager at campsite 28 in the Assateague Bayside Campground today around 12.
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Scott Housten
>
>
> Ocean City, Md.

....'not seen one of those! It's interesting Scott, there's a marked difference just in the few miles between the Chesapeake Bay and the ocean. I see lots of Snow Geese about 5mi W of OC .. there's a small cluster near the SBY airport .. and none in the 25 years I have lived 12mi W of SBY. (..maybe once-twice overhead - 'given I am working 8-6 and not spending all my time outside at home)

Jim

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Date: 10/26/18 6:05 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Still feeding off blackberries.
...Blackberries keep on giving. We had a small circus troupe find plenty of seeds leftover. (quick pic out of my office window - Jct Rts 50/13 - Salisbury)

Jim

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Date: 10/26/18 3:29 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Purple Finches
it has gotten crazier here with Purple Finches ... counted 82 Purple Finches at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. Still no Pine Siskins but I did have 2 White Crowned Sparrows, a few White-Throated Sparrows and my first Dark-eyed Junco. The Junco was found on a morning walk.
Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Date: 10/25/18 6:27 pm
From: Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: eBird Report - Glen Ellen Trail, Oct 25, 2018
Long afternoon walk on Glen Ellen Trail/Loch Raven Reservoir Very birdy.


*Highlights: *

* Purple Finch 1 *

*Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 6 *

* Red-breasted Nuthatch 10 *
* Winter Wren 10 *

Georgia McDonald Towson, Balt Co

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Date: Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 9:17 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Glen Ellen Trail, Oct 25, 2018
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Glen Ellen Trail, Baltimore, Maryland, US
Oct 25, 2018 11:00 AM - 4:10 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: trail section east of Gypsy Lane tributary
39 species

Canada Goose 64
American Wigeon 38
Mallard 5
Ring-necked Duck 19
Bufflehead 4
Ruddy Duck 9
American Coot 450 very large flock on far side of cove in constant
motion, estimate 450-500
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 8
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 10
Carolina Wren 7
Golden-crowned Kinglet 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
Hermit Thrush 9
American Robin 11
Gray Catbird 1
American Goldfinch 9
Chipping Sparrow 3
Dark-eyed Junco 25
White-throated Sparrow 120 gross underestimate. flocks of multiple
individuals zipping across the trail. fair amount of singing.
Eastern Towhee 5
Northern Cardinal 10
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49451414

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 10/25/18 5:55 pm
From: 'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Pine Siskins, Montgomery Co. - Oct. 25
Bennett  Creek is also an eBird Hotspot, recommended by Scott back in April.  Check it out!
Mike BoweneBird Hotspot Reviewer for Maryland

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On Thursday, October 25, 2018, 8:47:21 PM EDT, Scott Baron <baron.scott...> wrote:

Hi,
While working at Bennett Creek Conservation Park in Damascus I heard and briefly saw at least a few Pine Siskins, identified by their call. 
It is a good autumn for Purple Finches.  I've had them most everywhere that I've been birding recently.  Most have been flyovers and heard before I saw them .
By the way, Bennett Creek Conservation Park is a nice new Montgomery County park.  Habitat is mostly "old field".  There are no trails as of yet.
Bye,
Scott BaronGaithersburg, Md.

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Date: 10/25/18 5:47 pm
From: Scott Baron <baron.scott...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Pine Siskins, Montgomery Co. - Oct. 25
Hi,

While working at Bennett Creek Conservation Park in Damascus I heard and
briefly saw at least a few Pine Siskins, identified by their call.

It is a good autumn for Purple Finches. I've had them most everywhere that
I've been birding recently. Most have been flyovers and heard before I saw
them .

By the way, Bennett Creek Conservation Park is a nice new Montgomery County
park. Habitat is mostly "old field". There are no trails as of yet.

Bye,

Scott Baron
Gaithersburg, Md.

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Date: 10/25/18 1:54 pm
From: robert housten <squashfly...>
Subject: [MDBirding] WETA @ Assateague Bayside Campground
I had a Western Tanager at campsite 28 in the Assateague Bayside Campground today around 12.

Scott Housten
Ocean City, Md.

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Date: 10/25/18 1:49 pm
From: John McKitterick <jbmck...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Purple finches and a siskin in Columbia
I came home to see three brownie purple finches and a pine siskin at my
feeder this afternoon. First siskin of the year; purple finches made an
appearance a couple of weeks ago then disappeared.

--John McKitterick
Columbia, MD

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Date: 10/25/18 1:26 pm
From: Peter Lev <plev...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Godwit continues
Hudsonian Godwit at 12 Stones Rd.-still there as of 1 pm at the tiny
wetland just beyond the pond. The bird is close to the road and
cooperative. No scope needed.



Peter Lev

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Date: 10/25/18 7:24 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 10/25/18
This morning (10/25) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park……..

Black-and-white Warbler late
Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue-headed Vireo
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch 2
Chipping Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco 6
White-throated Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Common Grackle 50+ flyby
Northern Cardinal 6

Have Fun Birding

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 10/25/18 6:57 am
From: 'Michel Cavigelli' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Purple Finches
Three males and one female at my feeders this morning for first time this fall!
Greenbelt, PG Co.Michel Cavigelli
On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 5:31:18 PM EDT, Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> wrote:

I was just looking at a male at my bird feeder (Bowie,Prince George's County). It actually first showed up last week. Just the one male so far.

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

Bowie, MD
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Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5:13 PM
To: MDbirding
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Purple Finches

Yup, they've arrived at Davidsonville (AA Co), MD. We had three (2 males, one brownie) on our birdbath today.

Phil


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Date: 10/25/18 6:46 am
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Backyard Purple Finch, Bethesda, Mont. Co.
Finally got our first Purple Finch just now in our small suburban backyard in Bethesda, a "brownie".  This brings our yard list for 2018 up to 82 species.
Jim NelsonBethesda, MD

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Date: 10/25/18 6:34 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Purple Finches
On Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 9:55:11 AM UTC-4, <bird......> wrote:
> They're being seen all over the yard, in treetops along the perimeter of the yard, as well as feeding on berries down low, and many at the feeders as well (lately, they're the first bird I see at the feeders every day). Numbers still seem to be on the rise, so enjoy them while you can!
>
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD

Today's (Oct 25) many PURPLE FINCHES were joined early by several (maybe more) PINE SISKINS once again. The Purple Finches, and, to a lesser extent, the Siskins, can really hide in the reddish and browning leaves of the dogwood tree by the feeders. Great camouflage!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll County

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Date: 10/24/18 6:36 pm
From: 'James Meyers' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park HawkWatch - Wednesday 10/24/18
With winds out of the WNW and a nice mix of sun and clouds, 180 migrating raptors were counted today, Wednesday, October 24th at Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore County.
Eight species were seen, with the Red-shouldered Hawks being of particular interest. Of all the watch sites posting numbers ( as of 9:00 pm ) Cromwell had the highest number of Red-shoulders seen. This seems to be a recurring observation for several years now, and makes one wonder whether these birds prefer the more coastal flight line( interstate 95 corridor) as opposed to more mountainous paths. Go to the website hawkcount.org for details.
Jim Meyers
Nottingham, Baltimore County MD

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Date: 10/24/18 2:31 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Purple Finches
I was just looking at a male at my bird feeder (Bowie,Prince George's County). It actually first showed up last week. Just the one male so far.

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

Bowie, MD
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Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5:13 PM
To: MDbirding
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Purple Finches

Yup, they've arrived at Davidsonville (AA Co), MD. We had three (2 males, one brownie) on our birdbath today.

Phil


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Date: 10/24/18 2:13 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Purple Finches
Yup, they've arrived at Davidsonville (AA Co), MD. We had three (2
males, one brownie) on our birdbath today.

Phil


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Date: 10/24/18 1:22 pm
From: Duvall Sollers <dbsollers61...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Harford County Godwit
Still present at 2:45 pm today, although it flew off for about 5 minutes while grass mowers were active. When it returned, it was very cooperative.

Duvall Sollers
Hereford, MD

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Date: 10/24/18 12:04 pm
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Masonville 10/22/2018
I surveyed Masonville on Monday and added a few other notables during fieldwork yesterday and this morning. Highlights from within the public area over the past three days:

- Greater Scaup
- Bufflehead
- Horned Grebe
- Yellow-billed Cuckoo (late)
- Semipalmated Plover
- Dunlin
- American Bittern
- GREAT HORNED OWL (extremely unusual onsite)
- American Kestrel
- Blue-headed Vireo
- American Pipit
- Pine Siskin
- Purple Finch
- White-crowned Sparrow
- Lincoln's Sparrow
- ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER (rare)
- Nashville Warbler
- YELLOW WARBLER (late)
- Black-throated Green Warbler

I also found Gadwall, Northern Shovelers, a late GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and another Lincoln's Sparrow in one of the restricted areas.

eBird checklists:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49375538
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49399991
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49416562

Site information:
http://www.masonvillecove.org/

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 10/24/18 10:20 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Poplar Island 10/18/2018
I surveyed Poplar Island last Thursday.

The biggest surprise by far was a BANK SWALLOW cruising over the wetland cells with about 36 Tree Swallows. I had several point-blank views of the bird and could see the complete, clearly demarcated collar. Unfortunately my photos aren't identifiable past passerine sp.

The second biggest surprise was counting 25 (!) Black-crowned Night-Herons simultaneously in view. The previous high count for Poplar Island was 15 (birding tour in September 2013).

Other nice birds included American Bittern, American Pipit, and Pine Siskin. Onsite staff observed a Barn Owl (rare) and two Common Gallinules (late) on October 10.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49280963

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 10/24/18 9:09 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Purple Finches
We have not had any at our feeders, but have had them two days running out birding, they are feeding on mile-a-minute berries and juniper. Waiting for Siskins, our big hemlocks are loaded with cones this year!

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, MD

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> On Oct 24, 2018, at 9:55 AM, <birderick...> wrote:
>
> They're being seen all over the yard, in treetops along the perimeter of the yard, as well as feeding on berries down low, and many at the feeders as well (lately, they're the first bird I see at the feeders every day). Numbers still seem to be on the rise, so enjoy them while you can!
>
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD
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Date: 10/24/18 9:00 am
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Pine Siskins, Bethesda Backyard, Mont. Co.
Seeing reports of Pine Siskins having arrived in the area, I was pleased to have two drop in briefly in our small suburban backyard in Bethesda this cool, windy morning. Since our earliest yard observation in 1982, we have only seen them 25 times in the intervening years, and this was the first sighting since May of 2013.
These Pine Siskins bring my yard total for 2018 to 81 species -- pretty good for a small suburban yard with no neighboring fields or parks and limited view of open skies.  With two months left to go in 2018, this is already the highest annual species count for our yard since I began recording yard birds in 1982.  My cumulative yard species list stands at 126.

Jim NelsonBethesda, MD

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Date: 10/24/18 6:55 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Purple Finches
They're being seen all over the yard, in treetops along the perimeter of the yard, as well as feeding on berries down low, and many at the feeders as well (lately, they're the first bird I see at the feeders every day). Numbers still seem to be on the rise, so enjoy them while you can!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 10/24/18 6:44 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 10/23/2018
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Date: Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 8:29 PM
Subject: DC Area, 10/23/2018
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Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 10/23/2018
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Bob Hartman
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

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

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday,
October 16, and was completed on Tuesday, October 23 at about 10:00
a.m.

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

TOP BIRDS THIS WEEK: REDDISH EGRET in DE, SWAINSON'S HAWK in VA,
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD in VA, NELSON'S SPARROW in MD, CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
in VA

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST: GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, CACKLING GOOSE,
EURASIAN WIGEON, REDHEAD, LONG-TAILED DUCK, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN,
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, WHITE IBIS, GOLDEN EAGLE, NORTHERN
GOSHAWK, SANDHILL CRANE, PIPING PLOVER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT, STILT
SANDPIPER, RED PHALAROPE, SANDWICH TERN, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, COMMON
NIGHTHAWK, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER,
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, BANK SWALLOW, CLIFF
SWALLOW, SEDGE WREN, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, VEERY, GRAY-CHEEKED
THRUSH, WOOD THRUSH, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, late warblers,
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, DICKCISSEL, PINE SISKIN

TOP BIRDS

The REDDISH EGRET continued in Cape Henlopen SP (Sussex Co DE) on Oct
16 & 17.

A SWAINSON'S HAWK was photographed Oct 18 from the Kiptopeke Hawk
Watch (Northampton Co VA).

A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was reported Oct 17 & 18 in Hanover Co VA.

On Oct 20, two NELSON'S SPARROWs were seen in MD, one in Calvert Co at
North Beach marsh, the other in Worcester Co at Assateague S. Beach
Campground.

Two CLAY-COLORED SPARROWs were seen in VA. On Oct 18, one was at
Silver Lake in Rockingham Co. The other was at Shenandoah River SP in
Warren Co on Oct 22.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

On Oct 16, a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen from the Rockfish
Gap Hawk Watch, Augusta Co VA. Ten GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were
seen Oct 22 at Broadford Lake in Garrett Co MD. A CACKLING GOOSE was
seen Oct 26 at Loch Raven Res in Baltimore Co MD, and Broadford Lake
also hosted a CACKLING GOOSE, on Oct 22. An EURASIAN WIGEON was
spotted Oct 18 at Snow Goose Pond in Chincoteague NWR (Accomack Co
VA). On Oct 20, another EURASIAN WIGEON was seen, at Poplar Spring
Animal Sanctuary (private) in Montgomery Co MD. A REDHEAD was reported
Oct 19 at Piney Run Pk in Carroll Co MD. Another REDHEAD was seen in
MD, Oct 21 at Trout Run WWTP in Garrett Co. At Ocean City Inlet
(Worcester Co MD), a LONG-TAILED DUCK was reported Oct 20.

Great Marsh, in Mason Neck NWR (Fairfax Co VA), hosted 1-2 AMERICAN
WHITE PELICANs Oct 20-22. A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen Oct 16
& 19 at Baker Park, Frederick MD (Frederick Co).

Several GOLDEN EAGLEs were seen. Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch reported
singles on Oct 17, 19, & 20; Kiptopeke Hawk Watch reported a single
Oct 19; and Snicker's Gap Hawk Watch (Loudon Co VA) reported singles
on Oct 20 & 21.

Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch also reported single NORTHERN GOSHAWKs on Oct
16, 20, & 21.

A SANDHILL CRANE was seen Oct 22 along Cods Road in Sussex Co DE.

A number of HUDSONIAN GODWITs were reported: in DE, there were
sightings at Bombay Hook NWR (Kent Co) on Oct 16 & 18, and one Oct 18
at Milford Neck Wildlife Area Big Stone Beach Rd (also Kent Co). In
MD, a HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen Oct 19 in Perryman Pk, Harford Co,
another Oct 20 at "Life of the Marsh", Assateague I. NS (Worcester
Co); Oct 21 & 22 at 12 Stones Rd Pond (Harford Co); and Oct 21 in
Franklin Manor (residential Community, Anne Arundel Co).

On Oct 19, a PIPING PLOVER was spotted in Tom's Cove of Chincoteague
NWR (Accomack Co VA). On Oct 17, a STILT SANDPIPER was present at
Gordon's Pond of Cape Henlopen SP (Sussex Co DE). A RED PHALAROPE was
seen Oct 21 & 22 at Broadford Lake in Garrett Co MD.

A SANDWICH TERN was present Oct 16 at Skimmer Island west of Ocean
City MD (Worcester Co MD). Possibly the same bird was seen 5 days
later around Ocean City Inlet (Worcester Co MD)

Two BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOs were seen in VA, one Oct 17 in Waples Mill
Meadow Pk (Fairfax Co), the other Oct 21 near the Chincoteague NWR
Lighthouse. Four COMMON NIGHTHAWKs were seen Oct 17 over Lake Franklin
in Montgomery Co MD.

EASTERN WOOD-PEWEEs were present throughout the reporting area all
week. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was reported Oct 16 at Hillandale
Park, Harrisonburg VA (Rockingham Co). Two late YELLOW-THROATED VIREOs
were seen Oct 17 at the Patuxent Research Refuge, Prince George's Co
MD. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen Oct 17 at the Warrenton Aquatic and
Recreation Facility (WARF) in Fauquier Co VA. A BANK SWALLOW was see
Oct 21 at Burke Lk Pk, Fairfax Co VA, and four CLIFF SWALLOWs were
recorded around Kent Point marina, Queen Anne's Co MD.

On Oct 20, a SEDGE WREN was reported in Buchanan Co VA. BLUE-GRAY
GNATCATCHERs were thinly scattered over much of the reporting area:
one Oct 16 in Druid Hill Pk (Baltimore City MD); one Oct 17 a Pt
Lookout SP in St Mary's Co MD; one Oct 19 near Kent Point marina; one
Oct 20 in Sky Meadows SP (Fauquier Co VA); one Oct 21 in Patterson Pk,
Baltimore City MD; and one Oct 21 at St Jones Reserve (Kent Co DE).

Maryland hosted two VEERIES, one Oct 16 in Washington Co east of the
Clopper – Old Forge intersection, the other Oct 22 in Talbot Co at
Black Walnut Point North (Private). A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was seen Oct
18 along Summerfield Hills Dr in Fauquier Co VA. White Oaks Pk, in
Fairfax Co VA, hosted a WOOD THRUSH on Oct 19.

Two ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERs were seen in MD: one Oct 16 at Cromwell
Valley Pk (Baltimore Co), the other in Patterson Pk (Baltimore City).
Quite a few late warblers were reported all over the reporting area: 4
CONNECTICUT, 1 HOODED, 3 CAPE MAY, 4 BAY-BREASTED, 1 BLACKBURNIAN, 4
YELLOW, 1 CHESTNUT-SIDED, 4 PRAIRIE.

On Oct 17, a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was spotted in St Mary's Co MD along
Long Neck Rd. Two VESPER SPARROWs were seen. One was in MD Oct 17 at
the Patuxent Research Refuse S. Tract (Prince George's Co), the other
in VA Oct 20 at the Laurel Hill Equestrian Center (Fairfax Co). On Oct
16 NW DC hosted a DICKCISSEL at Rock Creek Pk. MD had two
DICKCISSELs, one Oct 17 at Perryman Pk, the other Oct 19 at Kent Point
marina. Finally, MD & VA split evenly a dozen PINE SISKINS, all on Oct
19. Six were at Leesylvania SP, Prince William Co VA, the other six at
Woodbine in Carroll Co MD.

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

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Date: 10/23/18 4:03 pm
From: Kathryn Davis <kedavis4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Northern Harrier
Medium size, overall dark hawk spotted on Rte 5 South in Bryantown, MD, todat sitting on telephone wire. It was looking out over a cut down corn field. Very noticeable white rump patch seen from behind.

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Date: 10/23/18 2:36 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Swan Harbor Farm Map???
Does anyone out there happen to have a map that shows the different birding
areas at Swan Harbor Farm in Harford County? I'm looking for something that
we can use on MOS's MD-DC Birding Guide website. I can't find a map online,
except for standard satellite imagery, and I'm hoping that someone has a
homemade one. Ideally, it would have labels on the wetland areas and if
there are any woodland trails. If need be, I can make a map myself but I
don't know the site well enough to guarantee that I would label all the good
spots. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,



Marcia

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Patuxent Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society

<http://www.patuxentbirdclub.org> www.patuxentbirdclub.org



Bowie, MD

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Date: 10/23/18 12:33 pm
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Purple Finches
I am not making this up ... 33 Purple Finches devouring everything they can shove in at my feeders. Really neat.
Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Date: 10/23/18 12:29 pm
From: <wcummings9...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Dunlin - Howard County
Mary Lou, Howard, and I saw the Dunlin with two Pectoral Sandpipers and 7-10 Killdeer. The whole mixed flock had lifted off once before I arrived. They returned but lifted off again as I was leaving.

David

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> On Oct 23, 2018, at 1:54 PM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>
> There is a Dunlin at Fulton Pond.
> View from the sidewalk and do not enter the property.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD
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Date: 10/23/18 12:25 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] help w/ yellowlegs ID please
On 10/23/18, Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> wrote:
> Originally I replied privately, but since Lesser Yellowlegs has been put on
> the table, let me point out the evidence that makes me ID them as Greater
> Yellowlegs. In the second and third photos, the bill appear to be slightly
> upturned. In the second and third photos the bill length is at least 1.5
> times the head size as measureed from the the base of the bill to the back
> of the head. In Lesser this ratio is barely larger than 1. Both of these
> indicate that the photo'd birds are Greaters, and my guess is that Greater
> is the expected species in MD at this time of year, even though Lesser can
> occur in late fall and winter. These photos do raise a good point that
> Yellowlegs ID can be tricky and that care must be taken.

Hugh could have been quoting from Sibley's treatise on Yellowlegs [see
p 146 of his "Eastern Guide, 1st ed., 2003] especially the inset box
at the bottom of the page. Have birding guides gone out of favor in
the internet/cell phone age? There's lots to be learned from them and
once paid for there's no additional cost and they last a lifetime :)

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

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Date: 10/23/18 10:55 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Dunlin - Howard County
There is a Dunlin at Fulton Pond.
View from the sidewalk and do not enter the property.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 10/23/18 10:48 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Godwit Hartford County
In Connecticut? ;-)

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll County

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Date: 10/23/18 10:16 am
From: dansouth2013 <dansouth2013...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: help w/ yellowlegs ID please
Wow, Hugh is right, Yellowlegs ID can indeed be tricky.  For my two cents I am going to go with Lesser Yellowlegs.  But I won't bet more than the two cents, and it will be interesting to see what others think.  While the bills do look a little more substantial then I am used to seeing on Lessers, I do not think they are quite 1.5X the head size, and overall the bills look more like Lessers to me.  Also, the joint between the tibia and tarsus, what do they call that, the "knee"?" does not look as large as I typically see in a Greater. Thanks,
Dan SouthworthColumbia, MD


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-------- Original message --------From: 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Date: 10/23/18 12:38 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: [MDBirding] Re: help w/ yellowlegs ID please
On Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:54:07 AM UTC-4, Ted on Little Round Bay wrote:
> Greater Yellowlegs? See photos.  This is little round bay on the severn during our extreme low tide yesterday at sunset (near Herald Harbor).  I've never seen yellowlegs here.    Also, there had been an impressive flock of ruddy ducks here a few days ago. I counted 60.
>
> Thanks!

Here's a link to a video of the birds. Low quality, but you can see the head bob.  Not sure if that helps the ID or not:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RmpX5Q9Axg&feature=youtu.be

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Date: 10/23/18 10:03 am
From: Jeffrey Culler <cullerfuls...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Godwit Hartford County
Hudsonian Godwit still present on 12 Stones Road.
Jeff Culler
Howard County
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Date: 10/23/18 9:38 am
From: 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: help w/ yellowlegs ID please
On Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:54:07 AM UTC-4, Ted on Little Round Bay wrote:
> Greater Yellowlegs? See photos. This is little round bay on the severn during our extreme low tide yesterday at sunset (near Herald Harbor). I've never seen yellowlegs here. Also, there had been an impressive flock of ruddy ducks here a few days ago. I counted 60.
>
> Thanks!

Here's a link to a video of the birds. Low quality, but you can see the head bob. Not sure if that helps the ID or not:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RmpX5Q9Axg&feature=youtu.be

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Date: 10/23/18 9:18 am
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] help w/ yellowlegs ID please
Originally I replied privately, but since Lesser Yellowlegs has been put on
the table, let me point out the evidence that makes me ID them as Greater
Yellowlegs. In the second and third photos, the bill appear to be slightly
upturned. In the second and third photos the bill length is at least 1.5
times the head size as measureed from the the base of the bill to the back
of the head. In Lesser this ratio is barely larger than 1. Both of these
indicate that the photo'd birds are Greaters, and my guess is that Greater
is the expected species in MD at this time of year, even though Lesser can
occur in late fall and winter. These photos do raise a good point that
Yellowlegs ID can be tricky and that care must be taken.

Hugh

On Mon, Oct 22, 2018 at 7:54 AM 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC
Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:

> Greater Yellowlegs? See photos. This is little round bay on the severn
> during our extreme low tide yesterday at sunset (near Herald Harbor). I've
> never seen yellowlegs here. Also, there had been an impressive flock of
> ruddy ducks here a few days ago. I counted 60.
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> Thanks!
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Date: 10/23/18 7:35 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Dorchester County fall count, September 15, 2018.
23rd DORCHESTER COUNTY, MARYLAND, FALL BIRD COUNT, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018.


141 species. 8 sectors, 19 observers.


ABBREVIATION: EIR, Elliott Island Road.


MISTAKES: probably a couple. Please let me know if you see any.


SYMBOLISM: Canada Goose 527 (8, 5-153) represents that all 8 sectors saw them and their totals ranged from 5 to 153. Species with just a # and no parenthetical information means that only 1 sector found them, e.g. white-rumped sandpiper 5. American Robin 29 (3, 2-21) = that 3 parties found them and by subtracting the 2 extreme spreads of their totals of the 2 plus 21 (23) from the grand total of 29 the number seen by the 3rd sector, 6, can be determined.


UN-EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. Poor weather resulted in an abysmal day for most land birds, especially warblers (12 species; missed Magnolia Warbler !!). On the next day, September 16, just a bit east of Hurlock, Clive Harris found a Buff-breasted, a Baird’s and 2 Stilt Sandpipers in an area unvisited the day of the count. I visited this are Oct. 18 but it has become overgrown and there were no shorebirds. Thanks to Holger for finding Clive’s eBird list.


Missed: song, field, swamp, and grasshopper sparrows; all breed here, but are hard to find in September. 1 sharpie?! In places I’ve been this fall the numbers of Sharp-shinned Hawks have been a disaster.


Having 8 sectors is about as good coverage as this count gets. Few birders live in Dorchester. Have to rely mostly on ringers from elsewhere. Screwy time of year, as evidenced by 1 meadowlark, 1 towhee, 4 crested flys, just 29 robins, and all those missed sparrows. No gallinules; I tried for them 14 times, had 18 in sight simultaneously on one count. Blackbirds can also be screwy in September with us finding 1,241 Common Grackles, but 3 parties saw none, 2 others found just 1, and 1 party estimated 1,202.


Just too early for most middle-distance migrants: winter sparrows, pipit, sapsucker, creeper, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, kinglets, myrtle warblers. No “off-the-wall vireos” (a Floyd Parksism) once you get past red-eyed and white-eyed. 141 species not bad considering the weather. On a good fall flight day we’ve had 160 or more sometimes. But, the important thing is to go see what is there. I think we did.


Mark Johnson found a Eurasian Collared-Dove near Rhodesdale Sept. 13. George, Holger, and Glen tried for it count day to no avail.


Two parties found 100 species. One of the inland sectors found 86. I had a miserable time on Elliott Island Road and only got 61. A lot of high water there and elsewhere.


FAMILY GOUP SPECIES TOTALS: waterfowl 8 (so-so). rallids 2 (poor). shorebirds 16 (good). larids 8 (par). diurnal raptors 13 (good). flycatcher 6 (O.K.). brown thrushes 3 (good, for here). sparrows 4 (poor). warblers 12 (very poor). swallows 5 (good). heron types 8 (good).


WEATHER: 71-85, winds NE 15-20, overcast, some sun starting c. 11 A.M., clearing off slowly c. 5 P.M. visibility only c. 1 mi. early on. Tidal waters high but have seen much higher.


WATERFOWL: Canada goose 527 (8, 5-153). wood duck 82 (4, 1-59). blue-winged teal 4 (Hurlock). northern shoveler 25 (Hurlock). mallard 80 (8, 2-32). American black duck 13 (low; 4, 1-7). green-winged teal 13 (3, 1-7). ruddy duck 6 (Hurlock).


northern bobwhite 8 (3, 2-4; continues to slip away). wild turkey 14. rock pigeon 25 (4, 1-21). mourning dove 168 (7, 15-30). yellow-billed cuckoo 3 (3, 1-1). black-billed cuckoo 1. chimney swift 28 (3, 6-15). ruby-throated hummingbird 37 (8, 1-10). clapper rail 1 (EIR). Virginia rail 6 (3, 1-3).


SHOREBIRDS: black-bellied plover 4 (2, 2-2). semipalmated plover 14 (2, 7-7). killdeer 23 (5, 3-7). UPLAND SANDPIPER 1 (GL). ruddy turnstone 2 (JE). dunlin 15. least sandpiper 62 (4, 1-35). white-rumped sandpiper 5 Hurlock). pectoral sandpiper 6 (2, 1-5). semipalmated sandpiper 140 (3, 8-103). short-billed dowitcher 2. unIDd peep 15. spotted sandpiper 7 (5, 1-3). solitary sandpiper 1. lesser yellowlegs 50 (6, 1-21). greater yellowlegs 22 (7, 1-6). unIDd yellowlegs 1. WILSON’S PHALAROPE 1 (Hurlock; HP & GA; videoed swimming with ruddy ducks). unIDd shorebird 2.


LARIDS: laughing gull 2,245 (8, 12-696). ring-billed gull 33 (7, 2-17). herring gull 373 (6, 1-178). great black-backed gull 104 (3, 2-97). Caspian tern 20 (5, 1-9). common tern 11 (2, 1-10). Forster’s tern 309 (7, 1-155). royal tern 107 (5, 4-31).


double-crested cormorant 368 (7, 1-186). brown pelican 104 (4, 1-95). great blue heron 61 (7, 1-14). great egret 124 (7, 1-36). snowy egret 76 (5, 2-48). tricolored heron 2 (2, 1-1). cattle egret 16 (Taylor’s Island). green heron 8 (4, 1-4). black-crowned night heron 2 (2, 1-1). glossy ibis 4.


RAPTORS: black vulture 42 (7, 1-17). turkey vulture 258 (8, 16-71). unIDd vulture 40. osprey 52 (a record high; more lingered than usual; 8, 1-21). northern harrier 6 (3, 1-3). sharp-shinned hawk 1 (low). Cooper’s hawk 8 (3, 1-4). bald eagle 84 (8, 9-18; a little low; as chance would have it 4 parties saw 9). red-shouldered hawk 7 (2, 1-6). broad-winged hawk 1 (Taylor’s Island). red-tailed hawk 4 (3, 1-2). American kestrel 23 (6, 1-13). merlin 14 (new high, by a lot; 7, 1-4). peregrine falcon 2 (2, 1-1). eastern screech-owl 10 (3, 1-8). great horned owl 3 (2, 1-2).


belted kingfisher 4 (3, 1-2). red-headed woodpecker 14 (5, 1-5). red-bellied woodpecker 11 (7, 1-2). downy woodpecker 28 (7, 1-7). hairy woodpecker 6 (3, 1-3). northern flicker 7 (low; 5, 1-2). pileated woodpecker7 (3, 1-4).


FLYCATCHERS: great crested flycatcher 4 (3, 1-2). eastern kingbird 2 (2, 1-1). eastern wood-pewee 19 (6, 1-8). Acadian flycatcher 1. least flycatcher 2 (2, 1-1). unIDd empidonax 2 (2, 1-1). eastern phoebe 4 (3, 1-2).


white-eyed vireo 17 (6, 1-6). red-eyed vireo 10 (6, 1-3). blue jay 81 (7, 5-30). American crow 148 (8, 7-43). fish crow 119 (6, 1-69). unIDd crow 46 (3, 4-38). horned lark 5 (2, 1-4). purple martin 18 (Hurlock). tree swallow 2,930 (8, 4-1,530). bank swallow 2 (Hurlock). cliff swallow 1 juvenile (Hurlock). barn swallow 157 (7, 1-118; new high; a lot for this late). unIDd swallow 40.


LI’L SPRITES: Carolina chickadee 80 (8, 3-20). tufted titmouse 38 (7, 2-7; 3 sectors found 7). red-breasted nuthatch 2 (2, 1-1). white-breasted nuthatch 1 (Taylor’s Island). brown-headed nuthatch 46 of the little things (7, 2-15). house wren 7 (4, 1-2). marsh wren 4 (3, 1-2). Carolina wren 84 (7, 7-17). blue-gray gnatcatcher 32 (5, 1-15).


THRUSH TYPES: eastern bluebird 62 (6, 4-16). veery 4 (Taylor’s Island). Swainson’s thrush 1 (Taylor’s Island). wood thrush 2 (Taylor’s Island). American robin 29 (3, 2-21). gray catbird 12 (7, 1-3). brown thrasher 3 (3, 1-1). northern mockingbird 40 (8, 3-9).


European starling 1,912 (8, 54-475). cedar waxwing 11 (2, 1-10). house sparrow 59 (7, 1-22). house finch 3 (2, 1-2). American goldfinch 44 (5, 7-16). eastern towhee 1. chipping sparrow 63 (8, 2-29; all of them harmless & inoffensive). Savannah sparrow 2 (2, 1-1). seaside sparrow 8 (2, 3-5).


BLACKBIRD TYPES: bobolink 1,497 (6, 3-575). eastern meadowlark 1 (EIR). unIDd oriole 1 (Hurlock). red-winged blackbird 680 (7, 49-153). brown-headed cowbird 207 (6, 10-125). common grackle 1,241 (5, 1-1,202). boat-tailed grackle 2.


WARBLERS: ovenbird 1. worm-eating warbler 1. black-and-white warbler 15 (3, 2-7). common yellowthroat 26 (7, 1-8). American redstart 16 (6, 1-5). Cape May warbler 4. northern parula 3. yellow warbler 2 (2, 1-1). chestnut-sided warbler 1. black-throated blue warbler 1. pine warbler 62 (7, 1-22). prairie warbler 3 (2, 1-2). unIDd warbler 1.


the PRETTY ONES: summer tanager 11 (5, 1-4). scarlet tanager 2 (2, 1-1). northern cardinal 85 (8, 3-25). blue grosbeak 58 (8, 1-20). indigo bunting 15 (5, 1-5).


10 SPECIES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBERS: tree swallow 2,930. laughing gull 2,245. European starling 1,912. bobolink 1,497. common grackle 1,241. red-winged blackbird 680. Canada goose 527. herring gull 373. double-crested cormorant 368. Forster’s tern 309. brown pelican with 104 comes in 20th. bald eagle at 84 is 23rd.


15 SPECIES SEEN IN ALL 8 SECTORS: Canada goose, mallard, ruby-throated hummingbird, laughing gull, turkey vulture, osprey, bald eagle, American crow, tree swallow, Carolina chickadee, northern mockingbird, European starling, chipping sparrow, northern cardinal, blue grosbeak.


That there weren’t more is due to several reasons. The habitat in the 8 sectors varies considerably. Two of the areas have no tidal marsh or areas of open bay. Other sectors were limited to just one observer and/or had fewer hours of coverage than others.


PARTICIPANTS: Terry Allen, Blackwater N.W.R., Wildlife Drive, official refuge bird walk.


Dave Palmer, greater, central Blackwater N.W.R. area and on south of there: Shorter’s Wharf, Bishop’s Head, Lakesville, Robbins, Wingate, etc.


Wayne Bell (sector leader), George Radcliffe (sector co-leader), (M.O.S. Youth Birders: Daniel & Jonathan Irons, Jack Hutchison, Josie Kalbfleish, Ethan Green, Hannes Leonard, Aaron Reb, Tully Hochhausler, Oliver Patrick): Taylor’s Island plus Smithville Road down to Hip Roof Road, Parsons Creek, Slaughter Creek.


Harry Armistead, Elliott Island Road & west to Griffith Neck. Thanks to Blackwater N.W.R. for letting me have the key to Kuehnle Tract, but high water combined with a series of my 4 falls before dawn were not conducive for visiting there, my quads, triceps, and abs sore enough so I didn’t want to have to deal with the gate. Hard to even walk. But fully recovered in 3 days.


Steve Ford, east-central interior county south of Route 50, west of E.I.R.


George Armistead and Holger Pflicke: county north of Route 50, esp. Hurlock Wastewater Treatment Plant. Glen Lovelace visited here briefly in an area of the county that adjoins his Caroline County sector.


Colin McAllister, Neck District west of Cambridge.


Jeff Effinger, greater Hooper’s Island area to include Smithville Road north to Hip Roof Road, Hip Roof Road, Meekins Neck, and Swan Harbor.


EFFORT: 5:20 A.M. - 6:15 P.M. 26 miles & 36 hours on foot. 456 miles & 23 hours by car. 37 miles & 6 hours owling. Many thanks to the participants for putting in good efforts under less-than-inspiring conditions.


NON-AVIAN TAXA: few reports received.


# 125. These 23 fall counts combined with the 102 done in May (2 each May starting in 1970; 1 in May 1966-1969) over the years total 125 counts conducted/organized in Dorchester County since 1966. You might think I LIKE Dorchester. You’d be right. Populis prope Deum habitans, the county motto, “people who live close to God.” Viva Dorchester!


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 10/23/18 6:34 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 10/23/18
This morning (10/23) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park with Jim Lemert……..

We saw the following birds:

Black-and-white Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue-headed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow 50+ flyby
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 2
Common Grackle 7
Northern Cardinal 2

Have Fun Birding

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 10/22/18 6:29 pm
From: Cory Kampf <cory.kampf...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White-Breasted Nuthatch - Urban D.C.
Jim,

Thanks for your thoughtful response!

Cory Kampf
Washington, D.C.

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Date: 10/22/18 12:03 pm
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore, October 17-21, 2018.
LOWER EASTERN SHORE (Maryland), OCTOBER 17-21, 2018. A time of blooming asters and countless thousands of acres of open fields due to bushogging and disking of corn stubble, wheat fields just starting to grow, harvested soy beans, and turf farms (esp. along Route 331 and at Shiloh). Plenty of room for horned larks, killdeer, and early pipits, But … just try to find them in the vast habitat. Ruddy Ducks have arrived!


OCTBER 17, WEDNESDAY. 1 gray squirrel. 2.6” in the rain gauge since Sept. 27. Fair, 65, NW20+. 2 deer. Arrive late. Plenty of chores.


OCTOBER 18, THURSDAY. A fine red fox in Field 2. 2 small bucks and 2 does in Field 1. Some middle distance migrants: junco, phoebe, song sparrow. Fair, becoming clear, 51, NW20, low tidal waters.


HURLOCK WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT, Dorchester County, 2:30-3:45, 2,695 waterfowl of 10 species: ruddy duck 1,780 (1,350 in the SE cell alone; all of them cute), Canada goose 725, northern shoveler 160, mallard 10, green-winged teal 7, ring-necked duck 2 males, lesser scaup 6, gadwall 4, American black duck 1, and tundra swan 1 adult (flight-capable; not present earlier in the fall or summer).


Also: barn swallow 1, northern rough-winged swallow 1, tree swallow 200, Bonaparte’s gull 6 adults, white-rumped sandpiper 1, western sandpiper 9, BAIRD’S SANDPIPER 2, American kestrel 1, red-winged blackbird 4, European starling 16, and turkey vulture 4. Plus 4 buckeyes, 1 monarch, 3 orange sulphurs, and 1 cabbage white. NW20, mid-high 50s, clear.


There’s major construction going on at Hurlock WwTP for the next several weeks, so they do not permit entrance at the main site near their office. Ask there and perhaps they will permit entrance from Ennals Road where there are good views of the 2 southern cells. Normally their office closes by 10:30 A.M., open only week days The nearby Shiloh Church Road turf farm, so good a few weeks ago, has no birds today.


EGYPT ROAD: An adult male northern harrier (Brian Taber’s hairy northener). BLACKWATER N.W.R., 4-4:45 P.M., most of Wildlife Drive is closed for the deer hunt. 32 immature double-crested cormorants (at Sewards), 4 great egrets, 2 cattle egrets, 700 Canada geese, 7 Forster’s terns, 2 bald eagles. A d.o.r. gray squirrel and one live one. CAMBRIDGE: a gray squirrel.


OCTOBER 19, FRIDAY. 3 chimney swifts over Field 1, the previous late date was October 16 one year. The fox again in Field 2. 2 sapsuckers, blue jays conspicuous. common loon 1. belted kingfisher 1. A phoebe perched on the non-operational boat lift. Clear, SW5+, 51 the low in spite of repeated forecasts that it would be in the mid-30s. EASTON: 7 American crows harassing a red-tailed hawk. EGYPT ROAD: 9 eastern bluebirds and 2 American kestrels.


BLACKWATER N.W.R. Most of Wildlife Drive still closed for the deer hunt. 16 cormorants, 75 Forster’s terns, 12 bald eagles, 1 great egret, 3 painted turtles, and 1 RIVER OTTER (in the marsh east of Route 335). GUM SWAMP & HIP ROOF ROAD: 2 bald eagle immatures and a turkey vulture attending a corpse in a field. 6 bluebirds.


SWAN HARBOR & BAYVIEW ROAD: 3:15-4:20: turkey vulture 47 (a good place to see them in migration), Cooper’s hawk 1, sharp-shinned hawk 1, bald eagle 14 (most out on the sand bars; the bars still there but stripped of vegetation), Canada goose 360, herring gull 160, Forster’s tern 60, royal tern 14, cormorant 42, ring-billed gull 5, great black-backed gull 6, laughing gull 16, Caspian tern 1, sanderling 1, greater yellowlegs 1, eastern bluebird 6, flicker 1, and eastern phoebe 1. SW5-10-15, fair, 62.


HOOPER’S ISLAND. 4:20-6:15. SW15+, 20+, 62-61, fair becoming mostly overcast. great black-backed gull 220, laughing gull 145, herring gull 310, royal tern 9, Forster’s tern 45, turkey vulture 4, bald eagle 7, common loon 2, cormorant 60, brown pelican 34 (resting on the lee [east] side of the experimental jetties south of Narrows Ferry Bridge), belted kingfisher 2, great egret 9, snowy egret 12, house sparrow 10, great blue heron 3, red-winged blackbird 60, European starling 6, sanderling 4 (by the jetties), killdeer 2, Canada goose 220, and eastern bluebird 6.


And here is the information you’ve been waiting for. You need wait no longer: roadkills: 1 1st year and 1 adult great black-backed gull. There. You have it! Hooper’s Island is as nice a spot as any to spend the end of the day. After $1,470.79 at the Preston Nissan (AC compressor, oil change, fan belt, much labor, etc., and more; well … after 95,000+ miles there’s gonna be some bumps in the road) they, without my asking, let me have a loaner Ford Explorer at no charge. Good satellite radio. Spend most of the day listening to 1950s hits, greaser weekend, the music of my youth. My few dealings with Nissan folks at Salisbury, Dover, and here I have been impressed with their courtesy, expertise, efficiency, and care.


OCTOBER 20, SATURDAY. late in the day at Rigby’s Folly, 5:40-6, a merlin, 2 red-bellied woodpeckers, 85 Canada geese in the cove, 2 common loons, 4 ruddy ducks, 1 imm. bald eagle, 1 Forster’s tern, a flicker, 5 deer in Field 1, 2 deer in Field 4. 62, calm, fair. A rather squirrelee day: 7 gray squirrels: 4 in the yard, 3 along the driveway. Early in the morning: SW20, overcast, gray and damp, 61.


EGYPT ROAD: NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW 6, tree swallow 12. chipping sparrow 4, eastern bluebird 14, American kestrel 5 (seen on first trip through and presumably the same 5 at the end of the day also), turkey vulture 14 (all perched), red-tailed hawk 2, bald eagle 1, Canada goose 460, and a cabbage white. 12:55-1:20, overcast, 61-62, calm, gradually clearing some.


BLACKWATER N.W.R. Wildlife Drive open in its entirety. Hoorah! 2-4:45, 62-65, calm or light winds, overcast becoming clear, 62-65, excellent visibility. AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN 3, ruddy duck 17 (seen at 3 spots), bald eagle 21 (several at their nests), Forster’s tern only 10, great egret 3, cattle egret 1, eastern bluebird 7, American kestrel 1, great blue heron 3, Virginia rail 7 (at 3 spots), eastern phoebe 1, flicker 1, red-winged blackbird 165,


red-bellied woodpecker 4 (widespread this visit; this is an unusual year for them regionally, a flight year; George’s friend Holger Pflicke counted 114 in migration October 14 at Pennypack-on-the-Delaware, a Philadelphia location on the Delaware River with hardly any trees),


cormorant 9, black-bellied plover 19 (2 flocks), northern harrier 2, fish crow 1, tree swallow all of 6, northern shoveler 2, mallard 58, gadwall 4, American black duck 2, American wigeon 2, and snow goose 85 (about half blues, half whities; I think I am lucky enough to see them as they arrive from the North, wheeling around warily several times before landing; beautiful, and their cries are so much more musical than those of CGs).


NON-AVIAN TAXA: fox squirrel 3. orange sulphur 2. snapping turtle (crawling through the slime out in a tidal area). monarch 4. Today is the annual meeting of the Friends of Blackwater. Didn’t realize that. Have to read messages sooner. But … I could not have attended anyway because in the morning had to retrieve my ailing car. Blackwater refuge has 936 Friends. You ought to read their annual report to see their impressive accomplishments. General information at: friendsofblackwater.org


OCTOBER 21, SUNDAY. Overcast then clearing, NW winds 25-35, high forties to low fifties. Even just 45 minutes before the afternoon high tide the water is well out past the end of the dock. Earlier most of the entire cove is exposed mud and SAV. Gale force winds.


Old friends may remember that I dated Gale’s younger sister, Stormy, when I was a sophomore. All she did was speak about how she wanted to be a flame emission spectroscopist. What starry-eyed bimbo didn’t in those innocent, naive times? Spectroscopy may have needed a shot in the arm back then, but I was more interested in pedestrian issues such as whether she could discriminate between long-billed and short-billed dowitchers. And not just by call notes … that would be the easy way out. Such a skill set was certainly a virtue to be hoped for in a future homemaker and life companion, n’est-ce pas? Forsooth! And, ?, if she had been able to sort out the dowitchers I would never have said: “But can she cook?” Never.


The rather scary, gale force winds blow and dislodge the considerable number of remaining nuts (non-human), big ones, from high up in the black walnut trees, a feast for the squirrels, who would, nevertheless, have been quite able to get them from the treetops, but didn’t. (This is not to disparage their usual surfeit of hustle) Sort of analogous to us being able to grasp coconuts in our jaws.


Be that as it may, and to return to the issue at hand, George visits today and helps mucho with heavy lifting in the dining and living rooms to vacuum and clean up after 2 pests, especially carpet beetles, have messed up those rooms, in particular the rugs and floors underneath. Not much time to bird, but he sees a Red Fox in Field 2. We also see a red-tailed hawk and flush what was probably a Sanderling or unIDd peep taking advantage of the exposed cove bottom. The lesson: never, ever leave behind one’s binoculars.


In the little time allotted to goofing off I see 7 Forster’s tern, 2 bald eagles, a chipping sparrow, a sharp-shinned hawk, 1 American kestrel, and 3 gray squirrels at the feed. 0.3” in the rain gauge from last night. Leave at 1:45 P.M.


ROUTE 481: a Cooper’s hawk and 2 wild turkeys. Tired, take an hour nap after parking ‘the Osprey’ in the sun at the Middletown Wawa, with c. 425 brown-headed cowbirds nearby. Middletown is, for some reason, a magnet for cowbirds and fish crows. Arrive back in PA at 6:15 P.M. as a flock of 30 Canada geese goes over in full cry in the gathering dusk, the twilight. A nice way to arrive home.


GENERAL IMPRESSIONS. Still a very few Marsh Hibiscus blooming. Lots of Tickseed Sunflowers, but they have lost some of their luster. Goldenrod is about over. Baccharis halimifolia has become very gravid, but hasn’t started to blow yet, when the seeds fly like minor snow flurries. Maybe next time.


COMING SOON TO A THEATER NEAR YOU: the overdue report of the 23rd Dorchester County fall bird count of September 15, 2018.


Best wishes, saludos. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 10/22/18 11:29 am
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hudsonian Godwit
Still there at 12 stone road in harford county - Kevin Graff

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Date: 10/22/18 8:49 am
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] White-Breasted Nuthatch - Urban D.C.
Cory,
I checked eBird for WBNU in DC.  There are lots of reports within DC boundaries, but most reports are in or near parks or park-like areas or very treed neighborhoods like Northwest.  I found none in the immediate area where you saw your birds, but there are reports further west along Rhode Island Avenue.  On the other hand, I suspect WBNU are all over the city as long as there are enough trees for foraging and breeding.  I think we are less likely to see them in very urban settings because we most often find them when we hear them, and the ambient city sounds probably drown them out.  Also, urban birders tend to go to areas where they expect to find more birds, usually parks and similar settings, so we probably aren't looking for them along city streets.  As to fearlessness, I would guess city WBNUs are acclimated to the city environment and ignore cars and people.  In my suburban backyard, I can get very close to them without disturbing them.
Jim NelsonBethesda, MD

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From: Cory Kampf <cory.kampf...>
To: Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Mon, Oct 22, 2018 8:47 am
Subject: [MDBirding] White-Breasted Nuthatch - Urban D.C.

Dear all,

Today for the second time this year I've spotted a White Breasted Nuthatch along Rhode Island Ave NW in the LeDroit Park neighborhood.  Each time they were foraging low in Willow Oaks right next to heavy incoming traffic.  It was a nice break from the House Sparrows and Starlings, but I'm wondering if this is typical for WBNh to appear in Urban areas. Are WBNh normally this fearless?

Best regards,
Cory Kampf

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Date: 10/22/18 7:44 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 10/22/18
This morning (10/22) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park with Jim Lemert and Mardi Hastings……….

We saw or heard the following birds:

Palm Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler
Mourning Dove
Double-crested Cormorant flyby
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet 5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 12+
Swainson's Thrush (Mardi)
Hermit Thrush (Jim)
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird
Purple Finch 3 (Jim)
American Goldfinch 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 8

Have Fun Birding

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 10/22/18 7:24 am
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] help w/ yellowlegs ID please
Ted

The bills look all dark, thin and pointed. I think these are lessers. Voice for the two yellowleg candidates are also different.
George

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On Monday, October 22, 2018, 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:

Greater Yellowlegs? See photos. This is little round bay on the severn during our extreme low tide yesterday at sunset (near Herald Harbor). I've never seen yellowlegs here. Also, there had been an impressive flock of ruddy ducks here a few days ago. I counted 60.

Thanks!

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Date: 10/22/18 7:02 am
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] help w/ yellowlegs ID please
Great pics!
Birds can, will, and do fly from place to place.
During  a Spring count-25 years ago- we had over 300 Kildeer in a field next to us. A friend of mine had a small flock of Snow Buntings.....never been observed before or since but what a delight when something extraordinary like that occurs!
 
Gail Frantz
Reisterstown.....town & country
Balto County
 
In a message dated 10/22/2018 7:54:10 AM Eastern Standard Time, <mdbirding...> writes:

 
I've never seen yellowlegs here.

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Date: 10/22/18 6:26 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Garrett County
The Red Phalarope found yesterday by Kyle Klotz is flying around Broadford Lake. Also there are 10 Greater White-fronted Geese and 1 Cackling Goose.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 10/22/18 5:47 am
From: Cory Kampf <cory.kampf...>
Subject: [MDBirding] White-Breasted Nuthatch - Urban D.C.
Dear all,

Today for the second time this year I've spotted a White Breasted Nuthatch along Rhode Island Ave NW in the LeDroit Park neighborhood. Each time they were foraging low in Willow Oaks right next to heavy incoming traffic. It was a nice break from the House Sparrows and Starlings, but I'm wondering if this is typical for WBNh to appear in Urban areas. Are WBNh normally this fearless?

Best regards,
Cory Kampf

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Date: 10/22/18 4:55 am
From: 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: help w/ yellowlegs ID please
On Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:54:07 AM UTC-4, Ted on Little Round Bay wrote:
> Greater Yellowlegs? See photos. This is little round bay on the severn during our extreme low tide yesterday at sunset (near Herald Harbor). I've never seen yellowlegs here. Also, there had been an impressive flock of ruddy ducks here a few days ago. I counted 60.
>
> Thanks!

(the size appeared to be about the same as a Willet, and at least one of them was doing a strange head bob)

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Date: 10/22/18 4:54 am
From: 'Ted on Little Round Bay' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] help w/ yellowlegs ID please
Greater Yellowlegs? See photos. This is little round bay on the severn during our extreme low tide yesterday at sunset (near Herald Harbor). I've never seen yellowlegs here. Also, there had been an impressive flock of ruddy ducks here a few days ago. I counted 60.

Thanks!

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Date: 10/21/18 7:06 pm
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Geese aloft
Just went out in the deck to call the dogs in and heard flocks of geese flying overhead calling, heading SW. Very autumnal!

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, MD

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Date: 10/21/18 2:50 pm
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Bufflehead

My husband Bob, the nonbirder, wants credit for spotting our FOS Bufflehead in Jones Creek just a few minutes ago.!

Pat ValdataCrisfield, MD
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Date: 10/21/18 11:58 am
From: Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hudsonian Godwit in Harford County
Rick Cheicante found a juvenile Hudsonian Godwit in Harford County this morning. The bird is in a small drainage area on 12 Stones Rd, off Rt 136. It’s the only shorebird in the area and could easily be flushed so use caution when observing it.

Good birding!

Matt Hafner
Forest Hill, MD

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Date: 10/21/18 9:59 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Ducks in Danger
On 10/10/18, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
> I've sent a inquiry to C&O NP in regards to this issue...linking the original post

http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=message;id=1462169

and advising that responses to it could be accessed at

http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=one_list;id=173

Here's the response:
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From: "Wenschhof, Edward" <ed_wenschhof...>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:35:20 -0400
Subject: Fwd: From NPS.gov: duck hunting adjacent to the park
To: <jugornought...>

Thank you for sharing this information. Hunting on or from or shooting
into National Park Service property would be prohibited. Possession of
firearms on NPS property would be in accordance with state and local
laws:

https://www.nps.gov/choh/learn/management/firearmregulations.htm

Hunting of waterfowl on the river would be subject to state hunting laws.

Thanks very much.

Ed
***************************************
*Ed Wenschhof*
*Chief Ranger*
*Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park*
*301-714-2222 (office)*

*240-291-0677 (cell)*

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Date: 10/21/18 6:58 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 10/21/18W
This windy morning (10/21) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park…….

Cape May Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Hermit Thrush
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 6

Have Fun Birding

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 10/21/18 4:38 am
From: 'Michel Cavigelli' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Yard happenings
One of your siskins may have ended up in Greenbelt. I was surprised and elated to see one soon after I put my "thistle" feeder back up after a week hiatus due to a delayed cleaning. Looking forward to seeing if he returns today.

Re: the fish crows' Red Sox response, the ambiguity is consistent with the frustrations of being a Sox fan as a kid prior to their breaking the curse of the bambino.

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> On Oct 20, 2018, at 8:36 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
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> The Purple Finches continue daily, but the Pine Siskins may have been a one-day-wonder, as there was no sign of them today. This morning was still pretty quiet, but I did have a little pocket of activity, which included 3 Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Blue-headed Vireo, a single Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a pair of Carolina Wrens and a chickadee. Several very secretive White-throated Sparrows were in there too. Fish Crows announced their presence, a species that isn't terribly common here, and when I asked them if Boston would win the series, they said "uh-uh". Not sure what they meant.
>
> Rick Sussman in
> Woodbine,MD
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Date: 10/20/18 6:06 pm
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Middle Patuxent River Trail

I'd not birded this location in Columbia (Howard Co.) before --
surprisingly productive this afternoon, with highlights including
Blue-headed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Purple Finch,
White-crowned Sparrow, and 4 warbler sp including Nashville and
Black-throated Green (an adult male in spectacular plumage!). Full ebird
list below.

D

Middle Patuxent River Trail, Howard, Maryland, US
Oct 20, 2018 1:58 PM - 4:57 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Distance is one way. Mild, sun & cloud, light breeze. Also
saw 4 White-tailed Deer (maybe more) and 1 chipmunk.
37 species

Mourning Dove 3
Black Vulture 10
Turkey Vulture 2
Barred Owl 2 calling to each other across the power-line right-of-way
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 3 maybe 4
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 4
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 10
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 15
Purple Finch 2 brownies
Chipping Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 2
Nashville Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 heard only
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 8
House Sparrow 50

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Date: 10/20/18 5:36 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Yard happenings
The Purple Finches continue daily, but the Pine Siskins may have been a one-day-wonder, as there was no sign of them today. This morning was still pretty quiet, but I did have a little pocket of activity, which included 3 Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Blue-headed Vireo, a single Ruby-crowned Kinglet, a pair of Carolina Wrens and a chickadee. Several very secretive White-throated Sparrows were in there too. Fish Crows announced their presence, a species that isn't terribly common here, and when I asked them if Boston would win the series, they said "uh-uh". Not sure what they meant.

Rick Sussman in
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 10/20/18 2:20 pm
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Woodpecker visits Screech Owl
My images generated a '404' ...error when I looked. I think they may have been too large for the system. Sorry. Revised.

Jim

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Date: 10/20/18 9:52 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] One of those 'beauty of nature' moments...
I had the dog out about 8 am and looked up — two large hawks, the second being trailed but not harassed by a crow, looked like longboard skateboarders in Santa Monica simply carving their way south about 100' over the creek. I only saw them for perhaps 60-90 seconds but their flight appeared totally effortless.

No camera, no glasses, poor light - but they made an impression I needed to write down ...so I don't lose it too fast.

Jim

Between the Blackwater and Salisbury off the Nanticoke

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Date: 10/20/18 9:00 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Woodpecker visits Screech Owl
Owl says: "C'mon - I work nights!" Marjie was at home when there was a noise at the monitor and snagged these with her phone. I put a camera in the former Wood Duck, now Owl/Flycatcher, box. This one has a microphone, so even if a squirrel or the Owl, who resides there this time of year, moves around ..their activity will alert you. (the owl is actually quite quiet but he peeks out at me at dusk when I come home from work)

The monitor is a 27" computer monitor set on a corner cabinet just forward/left of the sink, so it is easy to glance at. The camera is about 500' away overlooking a clearing by the dock - it's aimed to catch any traffic coming thru the gate at the head of the woods.

Jim

Midway between the Blackwater and Salisbury, off the Nanticoke.

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