mdbirding
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9/24/18 6:40 pm Barbara Sollers <dbsollers61...> [MDBirding] Adkins Rd sod farm, Wicomico County
9/24/18 10:02 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Poplar Island 9/20
9/24/18 6:44 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/24/18
9/23/18 4:43 pm Dave <dpalmermd59...> Re: [MDBirding] Possible Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Kent County
9/23/18 4:38 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Possible Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Kent County
9/23/18 4:10 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Rain warblers
9/23/18 3:37 pm Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] Oodles of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, C&O Canal, Mont Co.
9/23/18 3:21 pm Jim Wilkinson <lakekoshare...> [MDBirding] Mourning Warbler at Oxford Square, Howard County on Sep 22
9/23/18 12:02 pm James Boughton <jmboughton254...> Re: [MDBirding] BHGU at Gravelly Point
9/23/18 10:20 am David Smith <lacsmith12...> [MDBirding] Best Yard Warbler Day & More
9/23/18 10:17 am Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Yellow-crowned Hummer and mystery warbler
9/23/18 9:39 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> [MDBirding] BHGU at Gravelly Point
9/23/18 9:27 am missy Placed <9nationals...> Re: [MDBirding] Georgetown BH Gull No
9/23/18 9:25 am Art Drauglis <lwsyrup...> [MDBirding] Georgetown BH Gull No
9/23/18 8:19 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] Georgetown BH Gull No
9/23/18 6:10 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/23/18
9/23/18 5:56 am 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Red breasted nuthatch harford county
9/22/18 6:01 pm 'James Meyers' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Spectacular Broad-winged Hawk flight at Mt. Vista Park Baltimore Co.
9/22/18 5:57 pm Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...> [MDBirding] Broad-wings
9/22/18 4:19 pm Les R Becker <lesrbecker2...> [MDBirding] Any Updates on Peeps or Sandhill Cranes in Montogmery?
9/22/18 4:00 pm Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Crisfield Kettle
9/22/18 3:44 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Unexpected Cormorant
9/22/18 3:39 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Unexpected Cormorant
9/22/18 3:36 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> [MDBirding] Broad wings PG County
9/22/18 2:44 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] Deep Creek Today
9/22/18 2:00 pm <birderick...> [MDBirding] Broad-wings and other migrants
9/22/18 11:34 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] Bonaparte's Gull Friday at Violette's Lock, Montgomery Co.
9/22/18 11:29 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] FOF Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Bethesda, Mont. Co.
9/22/18 9:02 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park today 9/22
9/22/18 7:17 am Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727...> [MDBirding] Black-headed Gull DC
9/22/18 6:51 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/22/18
9/22/18 5:52 am Bud Poole <budpoole343...> [MDBirding] Garrett Co - Long-tailed Jaegar
9/22/18 5:48 am Bud Poole <budpoole343...> [MDBirding] Garrett Co - Long-tailed Jaegar
9/21/18 6:03 pm <birderick...> [MDBirding] The Yard Quest (continued)
9/21/18 1:46 pm Ryan Douglas <rndouglas...> [MDBirding] Banded Least Tern origin (no recent sightings)
9/21/18 12:26 pm James Boughton <jmboughton254...> Re: [MDBirding] Red-necked Phalaropes @Violette's
9/21/18 10:58 am Duvall Sollers <dbsollers61...> [MDBirding] Big Pool, Frederick County
9/21/18 7:53 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/21/18
9/21/18 7:29 am 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Fw: eBird Report - Aspen Hill, Sep 19, 2018
9/21/18 6:54 am Linda Friedland <linnet1...> [MDBirding] Red-necked Phalaropes @Violette's
9/20/18 7:52 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> RE: [MDBirding] Early Winter Wren Bethesda, Mont. Co.
9/20/18 7:40 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> RE: [MDBirding] Early Winter Wren Bethesda, Mont. Co.
9/20/18 6:37 pm Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> [MDBirding] Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast for 2018-2019 is out.
9/20/18 5:59 pm Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] Early Winter Wren Bethesda, Mont. Co.
9/20/18 2:20 pm <birderick...> [MDBirding] Yard migrants and the quest to 115 species
9/20/18 11:26 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Polo Fields, Montgomery Co
9/20/18 10:46 am Peter Lev <plev...> [MDBirding] Broadwings at Cromwell
9/20/18 9:55 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Conn warbler masonville cove
9/20/18 9:43 am Dorothy Paugh <aldopaugh...> RE: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/20/18 7:57 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/20/18
9/20/18 7:28 am Russ Ruffing <ruff2...> [MDBirding] Hummers
9/20/18 7:08 am Jan Braumuller <janbraumuller...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/20/18 6:53 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/20/18 6:02 am Matthew Williams <mjwboofer...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/20/18 5:42 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Hummers redux
9/19/18 7:22 pm Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...> [MDBirding] Fri Sept 21st Poplar Island trip
9/19/18 7:20 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> RE: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 6:44 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 6:40 pm Pete Givan <rocinrobin...> [MDBirding] Broadwing Over Bethesda
9/19/18 5:17 pm Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 5:17 pm Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...> [MDBirding] Poplar Island this Friday Sept 21st
9/19/18 4:44 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 4:31 pm blueheron05 <blueheron05...> [MDBirding] migrating gulls (probably laughing gulls)
9/19/18 4:26 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 4:18 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] NIGHTHAWK - Finally
9/19/18 4:06 pm Duvall Sollers <dbsollers61...> [MDBirding] Aldino Airpark
9/19/18 3:52 pm missy Placed <9nationals...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 3:45 pm Russ Ruffing <ruff2...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 2:05 pm Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore, September 13-17, 2018.
9/19/18 1:34 pm Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 1:33 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 12:52 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 12:03 pm Pat <pvaldata1...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 12:02 pm Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> Re: [MDBirding] Ravens over Woodbine
9/19/18 11:52 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Ravens over Woodbine
9/19/18 10:07 am George Jett <gmjett...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 9:24 am Annette Jeffers <annette.jeffers...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/19/18 9:13 am JimC <jimcancil...> [MDBirding] Grackles forming up...
9/19/18 8:17 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/19/18
9/19/18 7:49 am Mike Mangiaracina <mike.mangiaracina...> [MDBirding] Broad winged hawks Rockville
9/18/18 2:54 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Broad-wings, and more
9/18/18 2:36 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Broad-wings, and more
9/18/18 2:08 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 9/18/2018
9/18/18 12:28 pm Clayton Koonce <cg.koonce...> [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Lake Kittamaqundi, Columbia
9/18/18 9:26 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: Connecticut Warbler, Anne Arundel County
9/18/18 9:06 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Re: Connecticut Warbler, Anne Arundel County
9/18/18 9:04 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Connecticut Warbler, Anne Arundel County
9/18/18 8:32 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Connecticut Warbler, Anne Arundel County
9/18/18 6:56 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/18/18
9/18/18 5:03 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island bus tour Wednesday 9/19
9/17/18 3:36 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 09/07/18
9/17/18 2:03 pm 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Birders can assist this project
9/17/18 1:30 pm Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] PG Fall Count: Laurel
9/17/18 11:49 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/17/18 10:29 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Masonville 9/11/2018
9/17/18 9:36 am Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...> [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher
9/17/18 9:20 am <fwfallon2...> [MDBirding] Olive-sided at Merkle WMA
9/17/18 9:18 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> [MDBirding] Fall Count Highlights - PG County
9/17/18 9:02 am Dorothy Paugh <aldopaugh...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/17/18 8:56 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/17/18 8:48 am Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/17/18 7:11 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/17/18
9/17/18 6:56 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Poplar Island 9/7/2018
9/17/18 4:14 am Annette Jeffers <annette.jeffers...> [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/16/18 4:13 pm Scott Baron <baron.scott...> [MDBirding] Lake Roland, correction
9/16/18 3:29 pm Richard Donham <rdonham8...> [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/16/18 3:22 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/16/18 2:58 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/16/18 1:59 pm Scott Baron <baron.scott...> [MDBirding] Lake Rowland, Baltimore City, Sept. 16
9/16/18 12:48 pm <tunnel.light...> [MDBirding] Olive-sided flycatcher
9/16/18 8:50 am James Boughton <jmboughton254...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Polo Field Birding?? Hughes Rd
9/16/18 8:18 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/16/18
9/16/18 7:54 am Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> [MDBirding] Re: Polo Field Birding?? Hughes Rd
9/16/18 7:46 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] CONNECTICUT WARBLER in Yard
9/16/18 6:27 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> [MDBirding] RB Nuthatch @ Buddy Attick Park, Greenbelt
9/16/18 6:02 am 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Polo Field Birding?? Hughes Rd
9/16/18 3:45 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Notable?
9/15/18 7:14 pm George Jett <gmjett...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/15/18 6:31 pm Jon Barrett <jonbarrettphoto...> [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/15/18 6:31 pm <phillipskoct...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks
9/15/18 6:31 pm Chad & Forrest <recycledeq...> [MDBirding] NIGHTHAWK - Finally
9/15/18 6:21 pm Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/15/18 2:15 pm Dan Haas <nervousbirds...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/15/18 1:58 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] NIGHTHAWK - Finally
9/15/18 1:51 pm Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/15/18 12:24 pm 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
9/15/18 11:07 am Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
9/15/18 9:46 am Robert McLean <tmclean1090...> [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park
9/15/18 9:04 am Bob Ringler <ringler.bob...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
9/15/18 8:40 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
9/15/18 8:22 am Dave Roberts <ddroberts50...> [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
9/15/18 8:17 am Lovelace, Glen (DelDOT) <Glen.Lovelace...> [MDBirding] Caroline Co shorebirds - Buff-breasted and Bairds
9/15/18 7:05 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/15/18
9/14/18 5:19 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Re: Post Hurricane Florence birding
9/14/18 4:46 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] NIGHTHAWK - Finally
9/14/18 3:33 pm Francesca Grifo <francescatgrifo...> Re: [MDBirding] Digest for - 12 updates in 10 topics
9/14/18 3:28 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/14/18 3:09 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: More Anne Arundel County Raven Sightings
9/14/18 2:37 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/14/18 2:10 pm Karen Cyr <karen.cyr...> [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
9/14/18 2:10 pm David Smith <lacsmith12...> [MDBirding] More Anne Arundel County Raven Sightings
9/14/18 12:51 pm 'MikeBowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
9/14/18 12:32 pm Pat <pvaldata1...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers
9/14/18 12:14 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] Re: River Road Cranes
9/14/18 12:05 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] Re: River Road Cranes
9/14/18 12:00 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] River Road Cranes
9/14/18 9:54 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> [MDBirding] Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
9/14/18 6:38 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/14/18 6:35 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
9/14/18 6:19 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/14/18
9/14/18 5:29 am Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers
9/13/18 6:19 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Hummers
9/13/18 4:16 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Possible Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Kent County
9/13/18 4:07 pm Dave Palmer <dpalmermd59...> [MDBirding] Possible Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Kent County
9/13/18 2:17 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: Broad-wings Coming
9/13/18 1:38 pm Mark Johnson <mj3151...> [MDBirding] Eurasian Collared Dove-Dorchester Co.
9/13/18 11:57 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Shorebirds at Polo Fields
9/13/18 10:18 am 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Oxbow Lake: Tricolored Heron & Little Blue Herons
9/13/18 9:53 am Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...> [MDBirding] Dickcissel at Schoolhouse Pond
9/13/18 8:34 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Broad-wings Coming
9/13/18 8:08 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Hurricane Birds
9/13/18 6:55 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/13/18
9/13/18 6:31 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] Yard migration
9/12/18 10:24 pm 'Peter Kaestner' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Post Hurricane Florence birding
9/12/18 5:56 pm 'Bird couple' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Post Hurricane Florence birding
9/12/18 4:38 pm world oceans <world.oceans7...> Re: [MDBirding] Post Hurricane Florence birding
9/12/18 3:57 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Post Hurricane Florence birding
9/12/18 7:18 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/12/18
9/12/18 4:44 am 'Ross Geredien' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Lake Artemesia Migration Celebration
9/11/18 4:08 pm Bsykes <mybyrdz5...> [MDBirding] E.A.Vaughn Worcester Cattle egrets
9/11/18 3:31 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: AA CORA
9/11/18 2:31 pm Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: AA CORA [Off topic reply - please do not respond to the group]
9/11/18 2:28 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: AA CORA [Off topic reply - please do not respond to the group]
9/11/18 1:50 pm 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Re: AA CORA
9/11/18 11:19 am Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> [MDBirding] Birding after Hurricane Florence
9/11/18 9:49 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] Raven Lapidum
9/11/18 7:28 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] AA CORA
9/11/18 7:15 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/11/18
9/10/18 5:37 pm Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] Lake Artemesia ibis (PG County) checklist
9/10/18 2:44 pm Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> Re: [MDBirding] lake artemesia ibis
9/10/18 1:10 pm Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] lake artemesia ibis
9/10/18 9:30 am Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...> [MDBirding] 2 Little Blue Herons at Schoolhouse Pond
9/10/18 7:50 am Orietta <orietta.candela...> [MDBirding] Godwits Central Sod Farms? Still there this AM???
9/9/18 3:30 pm David Mozurkewich <mozurk...> [MDBirding] MOS fall bird count
9/9/18 1:09 pm Max Wilson <max.wilson...> [MDBirding] Re: Am Golden-Plovers at Polo Fields MoCo
9/9/18 9:31 am 'Ross Geredien' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Patuxent Bird Club Event
9/8/18 7:03 pm Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...> [MDBirding] Re: Am Golden-Plovers at Polo Fields MoCo
9/8/18 1:15 pm James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Thayer Birding Software ... free for kids !!!
9/8/18 10:32 am Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...> [MDBirding] Buff-breasted Sandpipers and American Golden Plover at Aldino Sod Farm
9/8/18 10:08 am Tom Kimbis <tom.kimbis...> [MDBirding] Re: Am Golden-Plovers at Polo Fields MoCo
9/8/18 8:59 am Linda Friedland <linnet1...> [MDBirding] Am Golden-Plovers at Polo Fields MoCo
9/8/18 8:47 am <dengue1...> [MDBirding] American Golden Plovers
9/8/18 7:39 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/8/18
9/7/18 3:35 pm Max Wilson <max.wilson...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
9/7/18 2:24 pm <tunnel.light...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
9/7/18 12:52 pm <tunnel.light...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
9/7/18 12:41 pm <gabriel.j.hauser...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
9/7/18 11:32 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore: Maryland Aug. 30-31; Virginia Sept. 1-4, 2018.
9/7/18 6:56 am James Boughton <jmboughton254...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
9/7/18 6:40 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/7/18
9/7/18 6:11 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
9/7/18 5:20 am Dave Roberts <ddroberts50...> [MDBirding] Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
9/6/18 3:27 pm Nikki DeBraccio <nikki.debraccio...> Re: [MDBirding] Two great birds at Cromwell
9/6/18 7:01 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/6/18
9/6/18 5:52 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Swan Creek Birdwalk 9/29/2018
9/5/18 12:28 pm Dean Mahlstedt <birdingboyy...> Re: [MDBirding] 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Mryland, etc
9/5/18 12:16 pm Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...> Re: [MDBirding] 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Mryland, etc
9/5/18 11:51 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Mother Osprey left last week...
9/5/18 9:00 am George Jett <gmjett...> [MDBirding] 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Mryland, etc
9/5/18 8:10 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/5/18
9/5/18 7:10 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Conn warbler oregon ridge
9/5/18 4:44 am Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...> [MDBirding] Little Blue Heron continues
9/4/18 3:36 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
9/4/18 2:39 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
9/4/18 2:33 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
9/4/18 11:09 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] Migrants, and otherwise
9/4/18 10:51 am 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Buff-breasted Sandpiper present as of 10:30am @ Hughes Polo Field/Hughes Rd.
9/4/18 10:49 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> Re: [MDBirding] Turkey Point--ybFly, Philly
9/4/18 10:46 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Turkey Point--ybFly, Philly
9/4/18 8:14 am Gerry Hawkins <maineusa...> [MDBirding] Voice of the Naturalist, Greater DC area, week ending 9/3/18
9/4/18 8:10 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/4/18
9/4/18 7:43 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks--best flight
9/4/18 7:24 am Leonard Bisson <lbisson...> [MDBirding] Blue Mash - 9/3
9/4/18 7:15 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] Thursday’s HowCo Bird Cub Walk
9/4/18 5:20 am 'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] **SWAN CREEK IS CLOSED TO BIRDERS -- PLEASE READ**
9/4/18 4:02 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] **SWAN CREEK IS CLOSED TO BIRDERS -- PLEASE READ**
9/4/18 3:51 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Walk at Terrapin Park in Queen Anne's County
9/4/18 3:37 am Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...> [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawks
9/3/18 7:31 pm Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks
9/3/18 5:12 pm Chris Starling <cstar.email...> Re: [MDBirding] Good Common Nighthawk flight tonight, Bethesda,
9/3/18 5:07 pm 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Good Common Nighthawk flight tonight, Bethesda,
9/3/18 5:06 pm Patricia Wood <pwood...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks, finally!
9/3/18 5:06 pm Andy Smith <agsmith001...> [MDBirding] Screech Owl - Woodstock
9/3/18 4:53 pm Duvall Sollers <dbsollers61...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks
9/3/18 2:00 pm Chris Starling <cstar.email...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Brown Pelican at Conowingo Dam
9/3/18 11:46 am 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park this morning 9/3/18
9/3/18 9:49 am Orietta <orietta.candela...> [MDBirding] Buff-breasted Present Along Red Cement Barrier
9/3/18 9:01 am Orietta <orietta.candela...> [MDBirding] Buff-breasted Not Present 11:45-12:00 at Polo Fields
9/3/18 7:37 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
9/3/18 7:17 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/3/18
9/3/18 6:38 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: Migration
9/2/18 8:54 pm PETER OSENTON <roadwarrior71...> [MDBirding] Common Nighthawks, West Friendship
9/2/18 8:24 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
9/2/18 7:24 pm Les Eastman <les...> [MDBirding] Re: Brown Pelican at Conowingo Dam
9/2/18 6:31 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Migration
9/2/18 6:29 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Migration
9/2/18 5:09 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] While looking for Nighthawks
9/2/18 4:35 pm Mike Mangiaracina <mike.mangiaracina...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks, Rockville
9/2/18 4:09 pm Suzanne Richman <suzanne_richman...> [MDBirding] NIghthawks
9/2/18 4:02 pm Mark Rositol <mrositol510...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
9/2/18 4:01 pm <gabriel.j.hauser...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks, Rockville
9/2/18 3:54 pm Mark Rositol <mrositol510...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
9/2/18 3:21 pm Kelsey Wellons <kelseypsu...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
9/2/18 3:08 pm missy Placed <9nationals...> Re: [MDBirding] Nighthawks, silver spring
9/2/18 2:59 pm Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks, silver spring
9/2/18 2:48 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers here today gone soon
9/2/18 2:37 pm Pat <pvaldata1...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers here today gone soon
9/2/18 2:32 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Hummers here today gone soon
9/2/18 2:06 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
9/2/18 11:58 am Les Eastman <les...> [MDBirding] Brown Pelican at Conowingo Dam
9/2/18 10:35 am Mike Mangiaracina <mike.mangiaracina...> [MDBirding] Ravens over Adelphi
9/2/18 9:51 am Chris Eberly <director...> [MDBirding] Maryland Bird Conservation News for August
9/2/18 9:51 am Alan Johnston <alanjohnston46...> [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawks
9/2/18 9:20 am Kelsey Wellons <kelseypsu...> [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
9/2/18 9:07 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/2/18
9/2/18 8:56 am Linda Friedland <linnet1...> [MDBirding] Buff-breasted Sandpiperat Polo Fields MoCo
9/2/18 8:56 am 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Re: Oxbow Lake: Tricolored Heron & Little Blue Heron
9/2/18 8:45 am 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Oxbow Lake: Tricolored Heron & Little Blue Heron
9/2/18 8:44 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bethesda, Mont. Co. backyard
9/2/18 8:23 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bethesda, Mont. Co. backyard
9/2/18 7:45 am <birderick...> [MDBirding] Some movement
9/2/18 7:24 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks
9/2/18 6:44 am Dave Roberts <ddroberts50...> [MDBirding] Buff-breasted sandpiper @polo field Mont Co
9/1/18 4:25 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
9/1/18 3:53 pm Pat <pvaldata1...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
9/1/18 2:36 pm 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
9/1/18 2:13 pm Mark Rositol <mrositol510...> [MDBirding] Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
9/1/18 12:16 pm Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> [MDBirding] First Nighthawk, finally, Bethesda, Mont. Co.
9/1/18 10:58 am Chris Starling <cstar.email...> Re: [MDBirding] Nighthawks
9/1/18 10:53 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/1/18, Nighthawks
9/1/18 10:39 am 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
9/1/18 10:19 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
9/1/18 9:58 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Range Extensions--Clarification
9/1/18 9:44 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks
9/1/18 9:41 am Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
9/1/18 7:05 am Derek C. Richardson <dcr...> [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatches, PG County
8/31/18 7:44 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] More nighthawks
8/31/18 4:48 pm Cornell <rbr73...> Re: [MDBirding] More nighthawks
8/31/18 4:41 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] More on the nighthawks
8/31/18 3:43 pm Hugh David Fleischmann <david...> Re: [MDBirding] More nighthawks
8/31/18 3:37 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] More nighthawks
8/31/18 3:01 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] More nighthawks
8/31/18 7:56 am Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...> [MDBirding] Willet, Wilson's Phalarope and Glossy Ibis at Swan Creek
8/31/18 6:46 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 8/30/18
8/30/18 3:36 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Scarlet Ibis and flamingos in Patterson Park, Baltimore !!!
8/30/18 2:26 pm Phil Davis <pdavis...> [MDBirding] Scarlet Ibis and flamingos in Patterson Park, Baltimore !!!
8/30/18 1:33 pm Frank Marenghi <frank_marenghi...> [MDBirding] Swan Creek - AA
8/30/18 10:42 am Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...> [MDBirding] Black Terns at Chestertown WWTP
8/30/18 7:05 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 8/30/18
8/30/18 6:52 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Re: Hart-Miller Island Birding Bus Tour - September 17, 2018
8/30/18 5:54 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island Birding Bus Tour - September 17, 2018
8/30/18 5:47 am Bud Poole <budpoole343...> [MDBirding] Swan Creek - AA
8/29/18 7:21 pm Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 6:25 pm George Jett <gmjett...> RE: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 1:35 pm David Young <lcdyoung93...> [MDBirding] Black Terns on Potomac, Mont. County
8/29/18 10:17 am thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Recent Range Extensions
8/29/18 9:11 am <pjcampbell56...> RE: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 8:45 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Recent Range Extensions
8/29/18 8:31 am Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 8:27 am Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 7:29 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Swan Creek 8/24/2018
8/29/18 7:27 am Pat <pvaldata1...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 7:25 am Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 7:02 am 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 7:02 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 8/29/18
8/29/18 5:48 am Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 5:44 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 4:52 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 4:22 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/29/18 3:56 am <cheep.paul...> Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/28/18 8:35 pm Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
8/28/18 5:39 pm Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> [MDBirding] Re: more on nighthawks
8/28/18 11:43 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] Poplar Island 8/23/2018
8/28/18 7:57 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 8/28/2018
8/28/18 7:33 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 8/28/18
8/27/18 7:50 pm Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: More on Nighthawks
8/27/18 3:03 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Okay, a really out-of-area sighting!
8/27/18 3:02 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: More on Nighthawks
8/27/18 2:37 pm pbudde <pbudde...> Re: [MDBirding] Okay, a really out-of-area sighting!
8/27/18 2:20 pm <david.crow...> [MDBirding] Birding this Sat Sep 1?
8/27/18 2:08 pm Chuck Stirrat <stirrcr1...> [MDBirding] Maryland Fall Bird Count 2018
8/27/18 1:59 pm Bud Poole <budpoole343...> Re: [MDBirding] Okay, a really out-of-area sighting!
8/27/18 1:09 pm Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: More on Nighthawks
8/27/18 12:36 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Okay, a really out-of-area sighting!
8/27/18 12:19 pm Janet Millenson <janet...> Re: [MDBirding] Okay, a really out-of-area sighting!
8/27/18 10:46 am jcdlmartin via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> RE: [MDBirding] Okay, a really out-of-area sighting!
8/27/18 10:37 am Leonard Bisson <lbisson...> [MDBirding] Re: More on Nighthawks
8/27/18 9:50 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Okay, a really out-of-area sighting!
8/27/18 9:45 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Okay, a really out-of-area sighting!
8/27/18 9:43 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Okay, a really out-of-area sighting!
8/27/18 9:39 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> [MDBirding] Okay, a really out-of-area sighting!
8/27/18 8:00 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/27/18
8/27/18 7:56 am Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...> Re: [MDBirding] more on nighthawks
8/27/18 5:22 am Francesca Grifo <francescatgrifo...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks
8/27/18 4:20 am Bud Poole <budpoole343...> Re: [MDBirding] Wood Stork
8/26/18 6:40 pm pbudde <pbudde...> Re: [MDBirding] more on nighthawks
8/26/18 6:29 pm Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Re: [MDBirding] more on nighthawks
8/26/18 6:08 pm Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] more on nighthawks
8/26/18 5:44 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Good flight of Common Nighthawks over Woodbine
8/26/18 2:09 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] O.T. nighthawks
8/26/18 10:47 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Kite Wrap-up
8/26/18 9:56 am Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Warblers and Vireos at Little Bennett (MoCo)
8/26/18 8:17 am Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] O.T. nighthawks
8/26/18 8:03 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 8/26/18
8/25/18 5:29 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] More on Nighthawks
8/25/18 5:05 pm 'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] More on Nighthawks
8/25/18 1:10 pm bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Kite Wrap-up
8/25/18 1:04 pm bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] More on Nighthawks
8/25/18 11:17 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Wood Stork
8/25/18 8:31 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park today 8/25
8/25/18 7:42 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/25/18
 
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Date: 9/24/18 6:40 pm
From: Barbara Sollers <dbsollers61...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Adkins Rd sod farm, Wicomico County
Some nice birds were seen at the sod fields along Adkins Rd, north of Salisbury this afternoon:

X American Crow
2 Northern Shovelers
4 American Black Duck
2 Pectoral Sandpiper
55 Semipalmated sandpiper
1 Black-bellied Plover
10 Greater Yellowlegs
4. Lesser Yellowlegs

Duvall Sollers
Hereford, MD

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Date: 9/24/18 10:02 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Poplar Island 9/20
I surveyed Poplar Island on Thursday 9/20.

The highlight was a female-type SUMMER TANAGER which was a first site record. Migrant passerines were sparse otherwise. I keep waiting for a flight similar to the one on 9/23/2014 when I had a mini-fallout of warblers.

Shorebirds were plentiful, with the highlights being two Red Knots and 109 American Avocets. I also counted 66 White-rumped Sandpipers, which is more evidence of the "invasion" of this species this season.

A juvenile Common Gallinule walking around on the Cell 1A habitat island was nice to see.

Full eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48637632

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 9/24/18 6:44 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/24/18
This morning (9/24) in light rain in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park……….

Common Yellowthroat 3
Northern Flicker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Blue Jay 4
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren 4
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin 6
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3

Have Fun Birding

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC



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Date: 9/23/18 4:43 pm
From: Dave <dpalmermd59...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Possible Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Kent County
I will see what I can get but this came from a co-worker of mine in Kent
County.

Dave


On 9/23/2018 7:38 PM, Phil Davis wrote:
> Hey Dave:
>
> Phil Davis here with the records committee ...
>
> I see that you say that you have no further details on this sighting.
> Can you please give me the email address of the observers so I can
> write them to ask them a couple of questions:
>
> *Additional Details.* Fork-tailed Flycatchers have dark heads, so
> could there be some confusion on the species? Could this have been a
> Scissor-tailed Flycatcher? Are there any other details or information
> they could provide regarding this sighting? I assume no photos were
> taken. Did they take any written notes during or just after the
> sighting? How did they eliminate similar species and resolve the issue
> about the Scissor-tailed vs. Fork-tailed Flycatcher issue? How was it
> determined that it was a female? What was the habitat like in the
> backyard?
>
> *Committee Review.* Would they like the records committee to review
> this to try and turn it into an official MD record? Without additional
> information, especially on how similar species were eliminated, it
> will likely be a challenge to get this accepted. However, we can
> always just consider it to be "one that got away."
>
> FYI, here are some reference links:
>
> https://identify.whatbird.com/obj/836/identification/Fork-tailed_Flycatcher.aspx
>
>
> https://identify.whatbird.com/obj/844/identification/Scissor-tailed_Flycatcher.aspx
>
> Alternatively, Dave, feel free to forward this message to them.
>
> I hope to hear back. Thanks!
>
> Phil
>
>
> At 07:06 PM 09/13/2018, Dave Palmer wrote:
>> I received an e-mail from a trusted source about a female Fork-tailed
>> Flycatcher near Worton, MD (Kent County) on Wednesday, September 12. 
>> I have no further details but it looks genuine.
>>
>> Subject: Fwd: Birders
>>
>> > Subject: Fwd: Birders
>> > Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 4:18 PM
>> >
>> > FYI from my neighborhood
>> >
>> > Begin forwarded message:
>> >
>> > From:
>> > "'Bob '
>> >
>> > Hi... Linda and I
>> > spotted a female forked tail flycatcher in our backyard Sunday
>> > afternoon. I just saw it again in our backyard.
>> > It's an accidental that seldom is seen outside of Mexico and Texas. Be
>> > on the lookout. It has an almost solid white
>> > (flycatcher) head with a light gray body and grayish wings.
>> > Plus a long grayish 'forked' tail. There was one at Eastern Neck about
>> > 8 years ago. Both probably here because of the series of storms that
>> > occurred between here and its normal home.
>>
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Date: 9/23/18 4:38 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Possible Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Kent County
Hey Dave:

Phil Davis here with the records committee ...

I see that you say that you have no further details on this sighting.
Can you please give me the email address of the observers so I can
write them to ask them a couple of questions:

Additional Details. Fork-tailed Flycatchers have dark heads, so could
there be some confusion on the species? Could this have been a
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher? Are there any other details or information
they could provide regarding this sighting? I assume no photos were
taken. Did they take any written notes during or just after the
sighting? How did they eliminate similar species and resolve the issue
about the Scissor-tailed vs. Fork-tailed Flycatcher issue? How was it
determined that it was a female? What was the habitat like in the
backyard?

Committee Review. Would they like the records committee to review this
to try and turn it into an official MD record? Without additional
information, especially on how similar species were eliminated, it
will likely be a challenge to get this accepted. However, we can
always just consider it to be "one that got away."

FYI, here are some reference links:

https://identify.whatbird.com/obj/836/identification/Fork-tailed_Flycatcher.aspx

https://identify.whatbird.com/obj/844/identification/Scissor-tailed_Flycatcher.aspx

Alternatively, Dave, feel free to forward this message to them.

I hope to hear back. Thanks!

Phil


At 07:06 PM 09/13/2018, Dave Palmer wrote:

I received an e-mail from a trusted source about a female
Fork-tailed Flycatcher near Worton, MD (Kent County) on Wednesday,
September 12. I have no further details but it looks genuine.

Subject: Fwd: Birders

> Subject: Fwd: Birders
> Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 4:18 PM
>
> FYI from my neighborhood
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From:
> "'Bob '
>
> Hi... Linda and I
> spotted a female forked tail flycatcher in our backyard Sunday
> afternoon. I just saw it again in our backyard.
> It's an accidental that seldom is seen outside of Mexico and
Texas. Be
> on the lookout. It has an almost solid white
> (flycatcher) head with a light gray body and grayish wings.
> Plus a long grayish 'forked' tail. There was one at Eastern Neck
about
> 8 years ago. Both probably here because of the series of storms
that
> occurred between here and its normal home.

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Date: 9/23/18 4:10 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rain warblers
This morning as I looked out towards the feeders, I noticed several small yellowish gray birds on both of the dwarf spruce trees I have there. They were obviously smaller than the many House Finches, so I grabbed my binoculars to look. My first thought when I saw one streaky bird with a yellowish rump, was Palm Warbler, but on closer inspection, I found them to be CAPE MAY WARBLERS, 5 or 6 of them (one bright male, the rest dingey grayish fall females or HY birds). They flitted back and forth, and I wasn't exactly sure what they were doing, whether gleaning insects or droplets of water. No sooner did I identify them then off they went. I went to the front of the house and looked out the front glass door, searching in the
yard at the very large Norway spruce trees there, and that's where they were. I managed several dismal digi-scope images, distance and rain hampering my efforts, as did their flighty behavior. They seemed to go back and forth between the front yard and the side yard for much of the morning, and along with them I found individual Black-throated Green and Magnolia Warblers.

And two hummers still feeding and looking forlorn, if that's possible for a cold, wet bird. And a single brownie Purple Finch at the seed feeders.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/23/18 3:37 pm
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Oodles of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, C&O Canal, Mont Co.
I led an intrepid group of birders from the Montgomery Bird Club on a
walk from Pennyfield Lock to Violette's Lock on the C&O Canal towpath
this very rainy morning.  The constant rain put a damper on the numbers
and variety of species we observed.  Most notable were the significant
numbers of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks we observed.  And almost all of them
were in groups.  I tallied 8 for my eBird checklist for the walk, and I
think that was conservative.  We probably had twice that number, but
they were hard to see and count in the rain.  Today must of been a major
movement day for the species.

Jim Nelson

Bethesda, MD

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Date: 9/23/18 3:21 pm
From: Jim Wilkinson <lakekoshare...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Mourning Warbler at Oxford Square, Howard County on Sep 22
Behind the Thomas Viaduct Middle School in edge of woods with Field Sparrow and Palm Warbler.

Jim Wilkinson
Columbia, MD

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Date: 9/23/18 12:02 pm
From: James Boughton <jmboughton254...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] BHGU at Gravelly Point
It was still there at 2:30, 😊 last seen in the parking lot and refusing to
go out to DC waters. 😒

sent from my phone.
James M. Boughton
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> Just reported there - GP itself is Virginia, but bird does fly out into DC
> waters. Redound by Jeff Shenot.
>
> Gail Mackiernan
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> Sent from my iPad
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> > On Sep 23, 2018, at 12:27 PM, missy Placed <9nationals...> wrote:
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> > I was down there around 11:00. No luck either.
> >
> >> On Sep 23, 2018, at 12:25 PM, Art Drauglis <lwsyrup...> wrote:
> >>
> >> I stayed after Kurt left and still didn’t find the bird.
> >> Parked at Thompson’s boat house. Lots of space there today if you
> decide to give it a shot
> >>
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Date: 9/23/18 10:20 am
From: David Smith <lacsmith12...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Best Yard Warbler Day & More
Spent Saturday morning birding up in Gambrill State Park on a Frederick
Bird Club field trip. Things were pretty slow in general, with just one
nice mixed flock, including 7 species of warblers, scarlet tanager, and
red-eyed vireo in the picnic area at the campground near the entrance to
the park. However, later in the afternoon in my backyard along the South
Branch Patapsco River in Mt. Airy, the bird activity picked up
considerably, leading to a high warbler species tally for the yard.
During the mid afternoon, birding was generally slow with the exception
of the numerous hummingbirds zipping back and forth between the 6
feeders and flowers in the garden. I estimated at least 8 individuals
but there could easily have been more. I also heard and then saw a
Red-breasted Nuthatch probing around our white pine and Norway spruce
trees in the backyard. A nice adult Cape May Warbler and Blue-headed
Vireo also made appearances in those trees. But it was in the late
afternoon and evening that the activity really picked up. I first
noticed a warbler-sized bird in our cutleaf maple shrub next to the
water feature. When it flew to the water feature for a drink I noticed
it was the male Cape May Warbler. A Northern Parula joined the Cape May
for a quick drink. A Tennessee Warbler was nearby in our fringe tree. My
attention was then drawn to our apple tree in the back near the forest
edge by a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher flitting through the branches catching
insects. When I got back there I realized that the trees at the forest
edge were alive with warblers. It was starting to get dark, but the
lighting was good and I was able to pick out Magnolia, Black-throated
Green, Black-and-white, American Redstart, Chestnut-sided, and a yard
first, Canada. All totaled I had 9 species of warblers, two more than we
had up at Gambrill earlier in the day. These birds were obviously
foraging toward dark in preparation for a night flight south ahead of
the pending front. Sensing it might be a good migration night, my wife
and celebrated the coming autumnal equinox with a fire in the fire pit
listening to the night sky. We were not disappointed, as within an hour
of darkness and the rising of a waxing gibbous moon, we heard several
Green Herons, a Great Blue Heron, several Wood Thrush and Swaison's
Thrush, and a Veery winging their way south.

This morning, Sunday, September 23, I heard two Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
calling in the yard and the throng of hummers persists. Time to make
more juice!

David Smith
Mt. Airy

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Date: 9/23/18 10:17 am
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Yellow-crowned Hummer and mystery warbler
Young male Ruby-throated: Either the bird had a head full of pollen or its
crown feathers were yellow. It didn't stick around long enough for me to
get a good look.

It came with a mixed flock: Chipping Sparrows and their young, which are
now in that foraging-but-still-begging stage; immature Bluebird just coming
into its blue feathers. Most intriguing was a warbler with a greenish back,
two whitish/buffy wing bars, white eye ring, faint streaks on the sides of
a pale-yellow breast. It was on the ground, yanking on a worm just like a
robin. No tail twitching or pumping. I'm stumped, as usual with fall
warblers.

Pat Valdata
Crisfield, Somerset County

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Date: 9/23/18 9:39 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] BHGU at Gravelly Point
Just reported there - GP itself is Virginia, but bird does fly out into DC waters. Redound by Jeff Shenot.

Gail Mackiernan

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> On Sep 23, 2018, at 12:27 PM, missy Placed <9nationals...> wrote:
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> I was down there around 11:00. No luck either.
>
>> On Sep 23, 2018, at 12:25 PM, Art Drauglis <lwsyrup...> wrote:
>>
>> I stayed after Kurt left and still didn’t find the bird.
>> Parked at Thompson’s boat house. Lots of space there today if you decide to give it a shot
>>
>> Art D
>> WDC
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Date: 9/23/18 9:27 am
From: missy Placed <9nationals...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Georgetown BH Gull No
I was down there around 11:00. No luck either.

> On Sep 23, 2018, at 12:25 PM, Art Drauglis <lwsyrup...> wrote:
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> I stayed after Kurt left and still didn’t find the bird.
> Parked at Thompson’s boat house. Lots of space there today if you decide to give it a shot
>
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Date: 9/23/18 9:25 am
From: Art Drauglis <lwsyrup...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Georgetown BH Gull No
I stayed after Kurt left and still didn’t find the bird.
Parked at Thompson’s boat house. Lots of space there today if you decide to give it a shot

Art D
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Date: 9/23/18 8:19 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Georgetown BH Gull No
Stood watch from 9:45-11:00. Just laughing and ring-billed. Other hopefuls
tossed some bread.

Taste of Georgetown is ongoing under the Whitehurst Freeway, parking at a
premium but no birds at waterfront to get excited about.
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Date: 9/23/18 6:10 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/23/18
This morning (9/23) in light rain in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park with Mardi Hastings and Kaleb Friend………..

Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Orange-crowned Warbler possible: olive back and lighter olive body
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Red-eyed Vireo
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/23/18 5:56 am
From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red breasted nuthatch harford county
This morning I had a red breasted nuthatch and a beautiful immature male rose breasted grosbeak at my feeders in Kingsville.

Still have two hummingbirds also!

John

John Canoles
Eco-Science Professionals, Inc.
P.O. Box 5006 Glen Arm, MD 21057
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Date: 9/22/18 6:01 pm
From: 'James Meyers' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Spectacular Broad-winged Hawk flight at Mt. Vista Park Baltimore Co.
Over 4,000 Broad-winged Hawks were counted today, Sept 22nd, at Mount Vista Park in Baltimore County. A group of hawk watchers who regularly hawk watch at Cromwell Valley Park decided to do an exploratory count at this location and were rewarded with one of the largest flights recorded today of all the east coast hawk watches reporting in on the HAWKCOUNT website!

The morning started out slow with a few groups of BWs appearing between 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM. At 12 noon we began to get larger groups scattered throughout the sky totaling over 2,500 birds by 1:00 PM. Kettles and streams of BWs were seen almost continuously over the next several hours, many far off to our north heading in a WSW direction.

The highlight occurred when 3 large kettles flew towards us and joined up into one swirling tornado of hawks numbering 1,024 birds!! This was at about 3:00PM and almost right over our heads!! Everyone there said it was the largest single kettle they have ever seen. An unforgettable sight........

Osprey, Sharpies and Kestrels also made a good showing.

TOTALS - Mnt. Vista Park - Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

observers : Andy Smith-Miles Marshall-Greg Futral-Joanne Dintzis-Jim Meyers- Jen R.-Linda R.-Susan H.-Maureen D.-Robin B.-Tom and Lisa-( members of the Nat. Hist. Society of MD. left just before the big flight started )

Broad wings - 4,740

Sharpies - 58

Coops - 10

Kestrels - 31

Merlin - 2

N. Harrier - 5

B. Eagles - 3 ( over a dozen locals were seen)

Jim Meyers
Nottingham Md





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Date: 9/22/18 5:57 pm
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broad-wings
Continuing the Broad-winged Hawk theme, today in the District I saw 1250
Broad-wings between 3:20 and 5:15. At my first stop along the Potomac, I
found 9 species of raptors and 960 Broad-wings. Later in Rock Creek Park
there were a minimum of 290. Other birds of note were a pair of Northern
Harriers, high in the sky, moving south along the river.

In other news, the District's first fall Black-headed Gull continued to
perform throughout the day for those who brought it treats (whole-grain
pita chips worked great for me) at the Georgetown Waterfront Park. This is
the first record entered into e-bird since 1983, although I have been told
that there was another one reported by a kayaker on the Anacostia many
years ago, but since 1983. This morning it arrived at 7:45am and both
nights it has been gone by about 6:15pm.

Hugh

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Date: 9/22/18 4:19 pm
From: Les R Becker <lesrbecker2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Any Updates on Peeps or Sandhill Cranes in Montogmery?
Just wondering if there have been any sightings today, 9/22.

TY

Les
Rockville MD

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Date: 9/22/18 4:00 pm
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Crisfield Kettle
About two hours ago I was selling books at the Crisfield 4th Saturday
Stroll, when my customer looked up and said "What are they?" I peeked out
from under the canopy and saw a kettle of probably 200+ birds, a mix of
gulls and Broad-winged Hawks. I'm sure there were a few Turkey Vultures in
there, too, but unfortunately I didn't get a good look.

The kettle formed as the weather was deteriorating; within an hour it
started sprinkling and a half hour ago raining in earnest. A line of storms
was going up Rt. 13 along the Virginia Eastern Shore towards Pokomoke, so
the birds probably caught lift from the bay side of those storm clouds as
they headed south towards Kiptopeke.

Pat Valdata
Crisfield, Somerset County

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Date: 9/22/18 3:44 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Unexpected Cormorant
Maybe it was expecting floodwaters.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/22/18 3:39 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Unexpected Cormorant
At 6 pm, a lone cormorant was sitting high on a lamppost over the intersection of Rts 50 and 197! Kinda strange.

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Date: 9/22/18 3:36 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broad wings PG County
At 2:30 pm, I spotted a very high kettle of Broad-winged Hawks over our house in Bowie. They will high up against the clouds and climbing higher. Accompanied by two Red-shoulders and a Bald Eagle.

Marcia
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Bowie, Maryland
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Date: 9/22/18 2:44 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Deep Creek Today
We arrived about 10:15 at park boat ramp to find trailers three-abreast at
the ramp, and boats and jet skis zipping all over. Of course no jaeger. We
were able to chase the pelican and view from Turkey Neck Yacht Club. We had
lunch at sandwich counter at Creamery and surveyed lake. A distant Forsters
Tern was, of course, on the other side of the lake. It would appear Bud was
the last to sight the jaeger flying out of sight at 9:40.

Two Sandhills were at 6730 Rock Ledge Rd at 1:05 pm.


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Date: 9/22/18 2:00 pm
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broad-wings and other migrants
The yard was fairly quiet again this morning, though I did see all three Mimids in close proximity to each other. While walking in the front meadow (I was finally able to prune and mow the paths yesterday; very overgrown), I heard the double toot-tooting of a RED-BREASTED NUTHACH somewhere close to the front of the driveway, so I hurriedly made my way there as fast as possible, just in time to watch it flying across the driveway and out into the neighbors trees way out front, where I lost it. Yard bird No. 108 on the year.


Later after I got home from my grandsons soccer game in Howard County (Common Raven soaring over with a Red-shouldered Hawk), I did a hawk-watch from the deck. As well as the hawks listed below, I had a "brownie" Purple Finch coming to the feeders. And still 2 hummers at their feeders as well.

From roughly 11:30-2:15 the following flew by:

Broad-winged Hawks approx. 190 with one large group consisting of 100+

American Kestrel 3

accipiter sp. 2

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1

Cooper's Hawk 1

Osprey 1

Red-shouldered Hawk 1

Turkey and Black Vultures numerous


Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 9/22/18 11:34 am
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Bonaparte's Gull Friday at Violette's Lock, Montgomery Co.
As I was belatedly entering my checklist in eBird today for my
mid-morning stop at Violette's Lock, Mont. Co., yesterday, Sept. 21, 
(missed the Red-necked Phalarope), I realized the single adult
Bonaparte's Gull I observed was unusual for this time of year.

Jim Nelson

Bethesda, MD

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Date: 9/22/18 11:29 am
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] FOF Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Bethesda, Mont. Co.
Just had our first-of-fall Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in our backyard in
Bethesda, Montgomery County, after lunch today. Checking my eBird
records, this is right on time.  My earliest date for the yard is
September 21 in several different years.

Jim Nelson

Bethesda, MD

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Date: 9/22/18 9:02 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park today 9/22
Hi all,

A long time since I posted because, frankly, this has been a very disappointing migration season so far. Bad weather, rain, wind, and a general lack of migrants. Today didn’t‘t look any more promising but when it started to clear and the wind shifted to the north, we decided to give to a go. There was some moderate activity for a while, starting rather late as it got sunny. Seven species of warbler, most feeding at near eye level in the little trees in the so-called “orchard” area (below where the old white house once stood) and some nice activity in the “wall of vines.” Best for us were the three Yellow-billed Cuckoos, two amazingly sitting out in plain sight. We missed, unfortunately, the Philadelphia Vireo reported by other birders. Others also reported R-B Grosbeak and Nashville Warbler.

Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper
Colesville,MD

Wheaton Regional Park--mini-train tracks/Pine Lake, Montgomery, Maryland, US
Sep 22, 2018 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Birds of interest:

Wood Duck 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 7
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Red-eyed Vireo 10
American Robin 25
Gray Catbird 15
Brown Thrasher 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 8
Scarlet Tanager 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48667940



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Date: 9/22/18 7:17 am
From: Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Black-headed Gull DC
The Georgetown waterfront seems to have acquired its own “Popcorn.” A Black-headed Gull has been hanging out here—yesterday and again today. However, since this is Georgetown, rather than naming her Popcorn 2.0, I think Rosemary Focaccia, or “Rosie,” is more appropriate. Identified from a mislabeled eBird photo and relocated by Frank Hawkins. She (or he) is a juvenile and hangs with the Mallards at base of stairs adjacent to park.

38.901958
-77.062157
Accuracy: 16 ft

https://maps.apple.com/?q=38.90195,-77.06215
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38.90196,-77.06216

Sharon Forsyth
Fancy patisserie, DC

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Date: 9/22/18 6:51 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/22/18
This morning (9/22) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park………….

Fellow birders saw 7 warbler species.

Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart 2
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 3
Magnolia Warbler 3
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Empidonax sp.
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 6
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Susan)
House Wren
Carolina Wren 3
Common Grackle 4
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Contributors: Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Mardi Hastings, Paul DeAnna, Susan Volman, Dave Wood, Jessie Buff, Jon Putnam, Adam Sledgley, +

Have Fun birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/22/18 5:52 am
From: Bud Poole <budpoole343...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Garrett Co - Long-tailed Jaegar
To clarify *was seen flying around in the cove. Lost visual at this point.

Bud Poole
Patterson Park

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Date: 9/22/18 5:48 am
From: Bud Poole <budpoole343...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Garrett Co - Long-tailed Jaegar
Viewed very distant in scope from the DCL Boat Ramp. Bird is in the cove behind Arrowhead market.

Bud Poole
Patterson Park

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Date: 9/21/18 6:03 pm
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] The Yard Quest (continued)
The quest continues...
Bob Ringler joined me in what turned out to be a fairly quiet birding morning. South-southeast winds and a low cloud cover produced few hoped-for migrants, and even the local birds were fairly slow to appear. Loose flocks of Blue Jays moved over throughout the morning, and Northern Flicker numbers are picking up. We did see 5-6 flyover RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS, breaking my yard record by several, probably. And a single "brownie" PURPLE FINCH, yard bird for the year No. 107, stayed high in the treetop, making viewing difficult. A male Common Yellowthroat was the only warbler, and a single Field Sparrow was seen. A small flock of Cedar Waxwings flew over, as did a Pileated Woodpecker (before Bob arrived). 3 hummingbirds were still active at the feeders and native honeysuckle.
Tomorrow is another day closer to 115!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 9/21/18 1:46 pm
From: Ryan Douglas <rndouglas...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Banded Least Tern origin (no recent sightings)
Not a recent sighting, but I thought this might be of interest to some.

Last month, while in Salvo, North Carolina (Outer Banks), I photographed a young, banded Least Tern (https://flic.kr/p/29FyJUM).

I reported the band, and recently learned its origin. It was banded on June 25, 2018 "near Tilghman Island, Talbot County, Maryland" before it was able to fly. That means it flew ~225 miles south in the first ~50-60 days of its life!

I always enjoy getting banded bird reports back, especially when I learn the bird started out (relatively) so close to my own home!

Cheers,

Ryan Douglas
Damascus, MD

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Date: 9/21/18 12:26 pm
From: James Boughton <jmboughton254...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Red-necked Phalaropes @Violette's
At least one is still here now.

sent from my phone.
James M. Boughton
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On Fri, Sep 21, 2018, 9:54 AM Linda Friedland <linnet1...> wrote:

> It's not too late for phalaropes. The two previously reported r-n
> phalaropes were still twirling just above the rapids near the Virginia side
> at 7:15 this morning.
>
> Also a surprising FOS winter wren was singing near the towpath.
>
> Linda Friedland, Montgomery County
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Date: 9/21/18 10:58 am
From: Duvall Sollers <dbsollers61...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Big Pool, Frederick County
Fairly nice morning at Big Pool today. Cloud cover and viewing distance made warbler identification problematic for me. Had one nice feeding flock of 8-10 birds, but could only positively id 3 - Northern Parula, Black & White (closeout #74), and Nashville. Woodpeckers were everywhere. Full list on Ebird.

Good birding!
Duvall Sollers
Hereford, MD

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Date: 9/21/18 7:53 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/21/18
This overcast morning (9/21) at Rock Creek Park………...

Fellow birders saw 8 warbler species: Tennessee, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Parula, Magnolia, Black-throated Blue, Prairie, Wilson's

——Equitation Field (Mike)
Northern Flicker 7

——Maintenance Yard
Tennessee Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Prairie Warbler (Scott, Shirley)
Chimney Swift 50+
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 6
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 2
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2

——Dog Run (Jim, Gerry, Mike)
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Wilson's Warbler (Jim)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
House Wren
American Robin 6+
Gray Catbird

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Shirley Putnam, James Illingworth, Marina True, Gerry Hawkins, Pax Linsen, Garcia Ojedam Mardi Hastings, Scott, Amy Donovan, Tom O’Toole, Susan Volman, Mike Bowen, Katharine Kravetz, Dennis Coskren, Brent Holben, Lacey Dunham, Elda Banks, +

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/21/18 7:29 am
From: 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fw: eBird Report - Aspen Hill, Sep 19, 2018
Hi all,  Sorry for the tardy post. Had some good migrants at Aspen Hill Park (Rock Creek Park). The Rose-breasted Grosbeaks were a joy towatch gleaning buds (fruit) high in American Beech trees. Also had a cooperative Brown Thrasher.

----- Forwarded Message ----- From: "<ebird-checklist...>" <ebird-checklist...>To: "<dmford455...>" <dmford455...>Sent: Friday, September 21, 2018, 10:26:09 AM EDTSubject: eBird Report - Aspen Hill, Sep 19, 2018
Aspen Hill, Montgomery, Maryland, US
Sep 19, 2018 11:45 AM - 2:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.05 mile(s)
Comments:    Clearing, mid 80's. Had 2 mixed flock of warblers.
36 species

Mourning Dove  1
Chimney Swift  4
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  X    Heard mobbing something back in woods.
Carolina Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  2
Swainson's Thrush  1
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  2
Brown Thrasher  1
American Goldfinch  2
Common Grackle  1
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  2
Bay-breasted Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  3    Feeding high in Beech tree eating buds.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48621734

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


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Date: 9/21/18 6:54 am
From: Linda Friedland <linnet1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-necked Phalaropes @Violette's
It's not too late for phalaropes. The two previously reported r-n
phalaropes were still twirling just above the rapids near the Virginia
side at  7:15 this morning.

Also a surprising FOS winter wren was singing near the towpath.

Linda Friedland, Montgomery County

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Date: 9/20/18 7:52 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Early Winter Wren Bethesda, Mont. Co.
Nice! I'm still looking for one in my yard. Habitat is key.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/20/18 7:40 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Early Winter Wren Bethesda, Mont. Co.
Jim,



During the PG County Fall Count last Sunday 9/16, I heard call notes of a bird that I took to be Winter Wren (double Jip-Jip). This was at Mount Calvert along the Patuxent River. The calls were coming from a small wooded area with extremely dense tangled understory. I heard the calls repeatedly over 10 minutes, but I could not get the bird to show itself. Given the early date and lack of visual confirmation, I didn’t report it on eBird. But it sure sounded like WIWR. I would have been happier with the ID if it would have given a little bit of song.



Marcia

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Marcia Watson

Patuxent Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society

www.patuxentbirdclub.org



Bowie, MD

<Marshwren50...>



From: <mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...>] On Behalf Of Jim Nelson
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:59 PM
To: <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Early Winter Wren Bethesda, Mont. Co.



Today after eating lunch on our deck, I heard calling/scolding sounds of a wren moving around in growth nearby. I originally thought House Wren, but I realized the sound was different. I was finally able to see a small, dark brown wren. The bird was very skulky in behavior, not like the House Wrens and Carolina Wrens seen around our house all summer. As I got brief but better views, I could see it was round and chubby in appearance with a very short tail consistently held perpendicular to the body as the bird moved around low in bushes and under plants on ground. It also had a pale, but distinct, supercillium, and dark brown barring on its belly. The dark barring on the belly, overall color, size, shape, and distinct supercillium ruled out House Wren. The dark brown color, size, shape and pale supercillium ruled out Carolina Wren. The constant movement in cover prevented obtaining a photo. Thinking back, I think I heard the same bird yesterday and didn't realize what it was.



Jim Nelson

Bethesda, MD

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Date: 9/20/18 6:37 pm
From: Edward Boyd <edboyd59...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast for 2018-2019 is out.
Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast for 2018-2019 is out and not
surprisingly, it looks very interesting in the east. We've already had the
early Red-breasted Nuthatches that usually announce an interesting winter,
even before Ron's forecast arrives in mid-September. Purple Finches have
started showing up in the last few days, right on time according to this
report. We should also have good numbers of siskins and REDPOLLS! There may
even be an Evening Grosbeak or two around if this forecast holds true. For
those of us birding before the 1980s, this would be a welcome return of
some old friends. For you young birders, it might be a chance to add a
Maryland bird to your lists. Any flocks of waxwings should be watched for
Bohemians since he is predicting a good flight southward up north. It seems
that both Crossbills might be the only missing regularly irrupting species
as many of these are reported to have already moved into parts of Canada
where food supplies are more plentiful but he still feels there may be some
movement south. The question will be, in what kinds of numbers will they
make it this far south?

Time to get those finch feeders up and ready for the season. It's best to
get birds starting to come in now as the activity tends to make it easier
for the later wanders to find you in the action. Siskins will start passing
through any time, and the redpolls, if they are indeed coming, are usually
closer to the end of the year before they make it into this region.

Here is a link:
Ron Pittaway's Winter Finch Forecast for 2018-2019
<http://jeaniron.ca/2018/wff18.htm>

Ed Boyd
Westminster, MD

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Date: 9/20/18 5:59 pm
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Early Winter Wren Bethesda, Mont. Co.
Today after eating lunch on our deck, I heard calling/scolding sounds of a wren moving around in growth nearby.  I originally thought House Wren, but I realized the sound was different.  I was finally able to see a small, dark brown wren.  The bird was very skulky in behavior, not like the House Wrens and Carolina Wrens seen around our house all summer. As I got brief but better views, I could see it was round and chubby in appearance with a very short tail consistently held perpendicular to the body as the bird moved around low in bushes and under plants on ground. It also had a pale, but distinct, supercillium, and dark brown barring on its belly. The dark barring on the belly, overall color, size, shape, and distinct supercillium ruled out House Wren. The dark brown color, size, shape and pale supercillium ruled out Carolina Wren. The constant movement in cover prevented obtaining a photo. Thinking back, I think I heard the same bird yesterday and didn't realize what it was.
Jim NelsonBethesda, MD

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Date: 9/20/18 2:20 pm
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Yard migrants and the quest to 115 species
I only had about an hour to look for new birds for my Yard Big Year this morning before I had to leave. And it was fairly quiet early until about mid-way through, when the back meadow suddenly came alive. First a brief view of a young male Common Yellowthroat, then a distant very brief view of mostly the head of what I thought might be a grayish Palm Warbler, flittering in the goldenrods. As I made my way around the meadow, a bright yellowish bird popped up in front of me, in a small cherry tree. Hmm, yellow underneath (including undertail coverts), olive above, no wing bars, blue-gray head (hood?), bold white eye-ring! Enough to get my heart racing and make me catch my breath. Could I possibly be so lucky as to get another Connecticut Warbler, twice in the same week! But something was way off. Tiny bill, flitty, and a bit of tail pumping behavior, white bellied, and too small besides. But, a nice NASHVILLE WARBLER was a pleasant surprise, and yard bird No. 106 for the year!

A bit more birding before I had to go, and I confirmed the Palm Warbler, and got a nice Magnolia Warbler as well. Still, another fairly slow day migrant-wise.

Tomorrow I can stay home! The quest continues...

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 9/20/18 11:26 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Polo Fields, Montgomery Co
Around 1 pm today there were still about 20 shorebirds, but far back. They flew up a couple of times, showing some variation in size, but quickly settled back into the grassy swales.

Lydia Schindler
Darnestown

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Date: 9/20/18 10:46 am
From: Peter Lev <plev...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broadwings at Cromwell
Big Broad-winged Hawk flight at Cromwell Valley Park today. I was there
from 11-11:30 and saw several kettles, 114 Broadwings in all (and I missed
some). Hawkwatchers Andy Smith, Bob Rineer and others are spending the day.
They should have an excellent count.



Peter Lev

Baltimore

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Date: 9/20/18 9:55 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Conn warbler masonville cove
Brown hooded type about 80 feet down from bend in tree line zone 2.


Tim houghton

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Date: 9/20/18 9:43 am
From: Dorothy Paugh <aldopaugh...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Thank you, Jan. This group’s published Guideline # 6 states "This list has lots of subscribers with varying interests and experience, so you should expect to see a variety of posts. Some may be technical, while others may simply express wonder at a particular observation. Please give each post the respect you would expect from your own posts."


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From: <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> on behalf of Jan Braumuller <janbraumuller...>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:08:23 AM
To: Matthew Williams
Cc: <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers

I have not posted about Hummers, as I have been out of state for the summer. I have enjoyed reading what has been posted. In my mind, what “dilutes” the quality of this forum are the threads in which individuals are questioning the quality or worthiness of its content. Jim S. recommended just tapping Delete, if a posting does not interest you. I second his motion.

Jan Braumuller
Arlington, Va.


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On Sep 20, 2018, at 9:01 AM, Matthew Williams <mjwboofer...><mailto:<mjwboofer...>> wrote:

I agree with Marcia and Russ. Hummingbirds are fantastic. These sightings should absolutely be reported to eBird if one feels their abundance should be recorded. However, while not completely "off topic", listerv etiquette suggests that repeated, regular reports of a species that is still relatively common tends to dilute the noteworthy posts and distract from the intent of this email list.

Matt Williams
Highland, MD

On Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 10:20 PM Marcia Watson <marshwren50...><mailto:<marshwren50...>> wrote:
Russ,

Hummingbirds are somewhat unique among neotropical migrants in that they do come in to feeders and so their presence or absence is easy to note, allowing for tracking of the progress of migration. Imagine if flycatchers and warblers regularly came in to feeders.

Marcia
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Patuxent Bird Club
A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
www.patuxentbirdclub.org<http://www.patuxentbirdclub.org>

Bowie, MD
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Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:27 PM
To: Warblerick
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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers

Yes I know that but we don’t report on every other species showing up at feeders on a daily basis unless it’s noteworthy. That’s all I was saying.

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> On Sep 19, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...><mailto:<ricksussman1955...>> wrote:
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Date: 9/20/18 7:57 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/20/18
This morning (9/20) in the maintenance yard and dog run at Rock Creek Park……..

Jim Lemert noted that Clive Harris saw a Mourning Warbler at the Dog Run.

Fellow birders saw 12 warbler species as shown on top of the following 2 lists.

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Tennessee Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 9
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 30+
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Empidonax sp.
Eastern Phoebe
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Swainson's Thrush 3
American Robin 3
Common Grackle 3
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4

——Dog Run (Jim, Clive)
Mourning Warbler FOS (Clive)
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 2
Mourning Dove 3
Song Sparrow 5
American Robin 5+
Gray Catbird 2

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Sally Wechsler, Clive Harris, Jim Lemert, Tucker Scully, Shirley Putnam, Gerry Hawkins, Paul DeAnna, Will McPhail, Katharine Kravetz, Marina True, Hsau, Hanan Jacoby, Tom Eck, Amy Donovan, Mardi Hastings, Matt Sileo, Jeff Shenot, Grace Cumberland, +

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/20/18 7:28 am
From: Russ Ruffing <ruff2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hummers
Hi all - Judging by the number of responses here and to me privately, I’ve obviously touched a nerve. Completely not my intent! I agree with you all - hummers are cool, unique, charismatic, enjoyable, and deserving of our attention and affection. For the record, I am fanatical about “my” hummingbirds and keep my feeders out until JANUARY every year. Still haven’t attracted a western vagrant yet, sadly.

So I get where you all are coming from and I’m not saying we shouldn’t watch, track, care about, discuss, report, or pay attention to them. I was just making a point that hummingbirds coming to feeders in mid-Sept is a rather routine affair, and for me a dozen posts a day about that seemed a bit too much. What IS too much? 50 posts? 100? 200? Everyone here has their own personal threshold where you’d eventually say, “ok, enough already, we know hummers are coming to feeders right now.” And my guess is that many of you might feel the need to send an email similar to mine at that point in time. And that’s my only point. I’m sorry if my threshold is lower than most (although several have agreed with me offline), and I’ll be more careful about posting such opinions again.

Russ Ruffing
Woodstock

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Date: 9/20/18 7:08 am
From: Jan Braumuller <janbraumuller...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
I have not posted about Hummers, as I have been out of state for the summer. I have enjoyed reading what has been posted. In my mind, what “dilutes” the quality of this forum are the threads in which individuals are questioning the quality or worthiness of its content. Jim S. recommended just tapping Delete, if a posting does not interest you. I second his motion.

Jan Braumuller
Arlington, Va.


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> On Sep 20, 2018, at 9:01 AM, Matthew Williams <mjwboofer...> wrote:
>
> I agree with Marcia and Russ. Hummingbirds are fantastic. These sightings should absolutely be reported to eBird if one feels their abundance should be recorded. However, while not completely "off topic", listerv etiquette suggests that repeated, regular reports of a species that is still relatively common tends to dilute the noteworthy posts and distract from the intent of this email list.
>
> Matt Williams
> Highland, MD
>
>> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 10:20 PM Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> wrote:
>> Russ,
>>
>> Hummingbirds are somewhat unique among neotropical migrants in that they do come in to feeders and so their presence or absence is easy to note, allowing for tracking of the progress of migration. Imagine if flycatchers and warblers regularly came in to feeders.
>>
>> Marcia
>> _________
>> Marcia Watson
>> Patuxent Bird Club
>> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
>> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>>
>> Bowie, MD
>> <Marshwren50...>
>>
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: <mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...>] On Behalf Of Russ Ruffing
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:27 PM
>> To: Warblerick
>> Cc: Maryland & DC Birding
>> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
>>
>> Yes I know that but we don’t report on every other species showing up at feeders on a daily basis unless it’s noteworthy. That’s all I was saying.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On Sep 19, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
>> >
>> > This forum isn't exclusively for rare bird reports, Russ.
>> >
>> > Rick Sussman
>> > Woodbine, Carroll
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Date: 9/20/18 6:53 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
On Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 9:02:06 AM UTC-4, Silvester wrote:
> I agree with Marcia and Russ. Hummingbirds are fantastic. These sightings should absolutely be reported to eBird if one feels their abundance should be recorded. However, while not completely "off topic", listerv etiquette suggests that repeated, regular reports of a species that is still relatively common tends to dilute the noteworthy posts and distract from the intent of this email list.
>
>
> Matt Williams
> Highland, MD
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 10:20 PM Marcia Watson <marsh......> wrote:
> Russ,
>
>
>
> Hummingbirds are somewhat unique among neotropical migrants in that they do come in to feeders and so their presence or absence is easy to note, allowing for tracking of the progress of migration.  Imagine if flycatchers and warblers regularly came in to feeders.
>
>
>
> Marcia
>
> _________
>
> Marcia Watson
>
> Patuxent Bird Club
>
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
>
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
>
>
> Bowie, MD
>
> <Marsh......>
>
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> From: <mdbi......> [mailto:<mdbi......>] On Behalf Of Russ Ruffing
>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:27 PM
>
> To: Warblerick
>
> Cc: Maryland & DC Birding
>
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
>
>
>
> Yes I know that but we don’t report on every other species showing up at feeders on a daily basis unless it’s noteworthy. That’s all I was saying.
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
> > On Sep 19, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Warblerick <ricksus......> wrote:
>
> >
>
> > This forum isn't exclusively for rare bird reports, Russ.
>
> >
>
> > Rick Sussman
>
> > Woodbine, Carroll
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Silvester, If you wouldn't mind posting your"listserve etiquette" rules here, I'm sure we'd all be interested. I can't find any such rules in the pinned post at the top of the page here in that regard. And adding additional comments to a post in no way dilutes any other posts, noteworthy or otherwise, nor, as far as I can tell, does it distract from the " intent" of this email list. If you don't want to read about hummer sightings here, you're always free to just scroll by that post.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/20/18 6:02 am
From: Matthew Williams <mjwboofer...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
I agree with Marcia and Russ. Hummingbirds are fantastic. These sightings
should absolutely be reported to eBird if one feels their abundance should
be recorded. However, while not completely "off topic", listerv etiquette
suggests that repeated, regular reports of a species that is still
relatively common tends to dilute the noteworthy posts and distract from
the intent of this email list.

Matt Williams
Highland, MD

On Wed, Sep 19, 2018, 10:20 PM Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
wrote:

> Russ,
>
> Hummingbirds are somewhat unique among neotropical migrants in that they
> do come in to feeders and so their presence or absence is easy to note,
> allowing for tracking of the progress of migration. Imagine if flycatchers
> and warblers regularly came in to feeders.
>
> Marcia
> _________
> Marcia Watson
> Patuxent Bird Club
> A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
> www.patuxentbirdclub.org
>
> Bowie, MD
> <Marshwren50...>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: <mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...>] On
> Behalf Of Russ Ruffing
> Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:27 PM
> To: Warblerick
> Cc: Maryland & DC Birding
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
>
> Yes I know that but we don’t report on every other species showing up at
> feeders on a daily basis unless it’s noteworthy. That’s all I was saying.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Sep 19, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
> wrote:
> >
> > This forum isn't exclusively for rare bird reports, Russ.
> >
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Date: 9/20/18 5:42 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hummers redux
Jewelweed is blooming abundantly along the C&O near Pennyfield, and yesterday/Wednesday it was full of hummers.

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Date: 9/19/18 7:22 pm
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fri Sept 21st Poplar Island trip
Just wanted to let everybody know my slot for Friday has been given to somebody. Thanks...Jim Green

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Date: 9/19/18 7:20 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Russ,

Hummingbirds are somewhat unique among neotropical migrants in that they do come in to feeders and so their presence or absence is easy to note, allowing for tracking of the progress of migration. Imagine if flycatchers and warblers regularly came in to feeders.

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

Bowie, MD
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From: <mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...>] On Behalf Of Russ Ruffing
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 8:27 PM
To: Warblerick
Cc: Maryland & DC Birding
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers

Yes I know that but we don’t report on every other species showing up at feeders on a daily basis unless it’s noteworthy. That’s all I was saying.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 19, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
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> This forum isn't exclusively for rare bird reports, Russ.
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Date: 9/19/18 6:44 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
On 9/19/18, Russ Ruffing <ruff2...> wrote:
> Yes I know that but we don’t report on every other species showing up at
> feeders on a daily basis unless it’s noteworthy.

And maybe that's where the issue lies.

What's noteworthy to one person, isn't necessarily so to another.

What to do?

I suggest erring on the side of INCLUSION. I have little interest in
the rare bird postings that overflow the listserver at times, but I
just use the DEL button and happily go about my business.

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

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Date: 9/19/18 6:40 pm
From: Pete Givan <rocinrobin...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broadwing Over Bethesda
I had a solitary Broadwing fly low over my house near Norwood Park at about 6:30 PM. I may have scared it out of it's roost or it was looking for a place to roost for the night.

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Date: 9/19/18 5:17 pm
From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
I like the idea of everyone talking about birds. Having a heightened awareness for hummingbirds in Maryland in the fall is a good, good thing in my book. Keep looking. Learn the subtle differences between our local Ruby-throats and potential wayward rarities. Spend time with these late Hummers practicing your photography and observations skills. Mostly, just enjoy and appreciate!

Regards,

Dan Haas
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> On Sep 19, 2018, at 7:44 PM, Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> wrote:
>
> Russ,
>
> A few weeks ago, someone had posted that their resident hummers seemed to have left on migration. Others responded that their feeders were hosting birds that seemed to be in the midst of migration. As I recall, that’s what started the thread. For me, the interest is in tracking the timing of the passage of the migration.
>
> On a practical level, I think some may be interested to know how long to leave their feeders up. As George Jett has reminded us, leaving feeders up longer may attract some rarities late in the season.
>
> Marcia
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>
>
>> On Sep 19, 2018, at 7:26 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
>>
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Date: 9/19/18 5:17 pm
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Poplar Island this Friday Sept 21st
I reserved one spot for me for this Friday and am unable to go. First person that wants it and contacts me it’s yours.

Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD

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Date: 9/19/18 4:44 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Russ,

A few weeks ago, someone had posted that their resident hummers seemed to have left on migration. Others responded that their feeders were hosting birds that seemed to be in the midst of migration. As I recall, that’s what started the thread. For me, the interest is in tracking the timing of the passage of the migration.

On a practical level, I think some may be interested to know how long to leave their feeders up. As George Jett has reminded us, leaving feeders up longer may attract some rarities late in the season.

Marcia
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Patuxent Bird Club
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Bowie, Maryland
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Date: 9/19/18 4:31 pm
From: blueheron05 <blueheron05...>
Subject: [MDBirding] migrating gulls (probably laughing gulls)
Last night about 6:30 a stream of at least 80 gulls flew southward over Bodkin Creek in Pasadena in a scraggly line (easy to count) for about 10 minutes. They were high enough so that only the shapes and the black wing tips were clear identifying marks.

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Date: 9/19/18 4:26 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
This forum isn't exclusively for rare bird reports, Russ.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/19/18 4:18 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] NIGHTHAWK - Finally
Saw one flying tonight in Bethesda/Rockville, not far from Rockville PikexTuckerman Lane.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/19/18 4:06 pm
From: Duvall Sollers <dbsollers61...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Aldino Airpark
Hi everyone,

Had some nice birds at Aldino Airpark in Harford County this afternoon.

1 Merlin
2 Lesser Yellowlegs
4 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Probable Pectoral Sandpiper
1 Killdeer
23 Semi-palmated Sandpipers
25 Horned Larks
2 Song Sparrows

There was nothing there when I arrived at 4:45 pm, but a second pass through the area at about 5:15 turned up the Yellowlegs and shortly thereafter in came a small flock of the Semi-palmated Sands. The Merlin arrived just a minute later and that stirred up everything, so I didn’t get a great look at the Pectoral.

Good Birding!

Duvall Sollers
Hereford, MD

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Date: 9/19/18 3:52 pm
From: missy Placed <9nationals...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
It’s noteworthy to me.

> On Sep 19, 2018, at 6:45 PM, Russ Ruffing <ruff2...> wrote:
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> A lot of people seem to be writing to report hummers at their feeders daily in this forum. Not sure why that is noteworthy since Ruby-throats aren’t really noteworthy until October at the earliest.
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>> At least two, perhaps three still buzzing around here, more active in the afternoons.
>> Rick Sussman
>> Woodbine, Carroll
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Date: 9/19/18 3:45 pm
From: Russ Ruffing <ruff2...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
A lot of people seem to be writing to report hummers at their feeders daily in this forum. Not sure why that is noteworthy since Ruby-throats aren’t really noteworthy until October at the earliest.

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Date: 9/19/18 2:05 pm
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore, September 13-17, 2018.
lower Eastern Shore, SEPTEMBER 13-17, 2018. the lower the better. Northeast winds the entire time.


THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13. MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, 59 fish crows, 300 brown-headed cowbirds. Arrive at RIGBY’S FOLLY, 4:45 P.M.: bald eagle 2, osprey 1, great egret 2, red-tailed hawk 1. 2.7” in the rain gauge since August 30. Tide, to my relief, only 0.5’ or so > normal. blustery, partly clear, gray clouds scuttling out of the NE, 76, NE15+. A fawn in Field 4.


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14. George Armistead & Holder Pflicke arrive to help out on the Dorchester count tomorrow. royal tern 13, Forster’s tern 12, bald eagle 12, purple martin 3, barn swallow 7, red-tailed hawk 1, sharp-shinned hawk 2, osprey 6, house wren 1, mourning dove 6, turkey vulture 16.


Good day for heron types, 6 species: great egret 3, cattle egret 30, little blue heron 1 immature, snowy egret 5, green heron 2, great blue heron 2. For the 1st time a cormorant on our osprey platform. A laughing gull robs a Forster’s tern of its little fish. overcast then mostly overcast becoming fair, NE15+, low-mid 70s, then 80, occasional sprinkles, humid.


BELLEVUE: 10:45, green heron 1, laughing gull 4, herring gull 3, osprey 1, and gray squirrel 4 (nice bunch of walnut trees there).


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. yellow-billed cuckoo 1, gray squirrel 3, 7 deer in Field 4. EASTON BYPASS, Route 322 - 2 wild turkeys. I spend the day in DORCHESTER COUNTY along Elliott Island Road.


SUSTAIN a fall, Lewis Wharf Road. Fall 3 more times trying to get up. Lots of perspiration, shortness of breath. You hear how old people fall, can’t get up. Start talking to myself after the 2nd fall. “Oh, no. Not again.” Strain quadriceps, arms, sheath of rectus abdominus (abs). Starting to get light. Hope a truck will go by on this remote side road. Have my whistle at the ready. Finally, after a half hour of struggle, crawl on hands and knees over loose gravel to the driver’s door on the other side, haul myself in. Difficult to even get out of the car the rest of the morning, much less stand. For the next few days walking is difficult, precarious, and rather painful, especially up or down steps.


COMPLETE ELLIOT ISLAND LIST, no landbird flight at all. A mere 61 species. 105.1 miles by car, <1 on foot. 71-85, NE15-20, overcast, some sun starting c. 11 A.M., clearing off slowly c. 5 P.M. visibility only c. 1 mi. early on. 5:30 A.M. - 5:45 P.M. Tidal waters high but have seen much higher. Have to drive through salt water at 9 spots.


Canada goose 3. American black duck 1. mallard 3. mourning dove 30. ruby-throated hummingbird 1. clapper rail 1, Virginia rail 3. common gallinule 0. spotted sandpiper 1. greater yellowlegs 5. lesser yellowlegs 2.

laughing gull 245. ring-billed gull 3. herring gull 1. Caspian tern 4. Forster’s tern 155. royal tern 20. double-crested cormorant 14. brown pelican 1. great blue heron 7. great egret 22. snowy egret 2. tricolored heron 1. green heron 1.


black vulture 1. turkey vulture 48. osprey 9. bald eagle 15. northern harrier 3. eastern screech-owl 1. belted kingfisher 1. downy woodpecker 1. red-bellied woodpecker 1. American kestrel 1. eastern wood-pewee1. white-eyed vireo 1. red-eyed vireo 1. blue jay 6. American crow 11. fish crow 1. tree swallow 450. barn swallow 1. Carolina chickadee 11. tufted titmouse 2.


brown-headed nuthatch 2. house wren 1. marsh wren 1. Carolina wren 11. blue-gray gnatcatcher 1. gray catbird 1. northern mockingbird 5. European starling 225. house sparrow 1. common yellowthroat 1. pine warbler 1 (singing). chipping sparrow 4. seaside sparrow 3. northern cardinal 3. blue grosbeak 1. red-winged blackbird 89. eastern meadowlark 1. boat-tailed grackle 0. robin 0. bluebird 0.


NON-AVIAN TAXA (not much of that either): red fox 1, monarch 12, deer 1, black ratsnake 1 (d.o.r.).


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16. RIGBY’S FOLLY (Ferry Neck) Talbot County, MD, a segment of the Talbot Bird Club fall bird count. Liz & Harry Armistead. All birds seen or heard on or from our property. Miles by car 3, miles on foot 1. Hours by car 0.5, hours on foot 9.5. Hours owling 0.5, miles owling 0.5. Time: 9:30 A.M. - 8 P.M. Fair, 75-80 degrees F., winds NE 15-20. 48 species. Complete list:


Canada goose 21. gray-white domestic goose mongrel with orange bill 1 (with a flock of 19 CGs.). mourning dove 4. yellow-billed cuckoo 1. chimney swift 3. solitary sandpiper 1 (foraging in a Field 7 wet area).


laughing gull 34. ring-billed gull 3. herring gull 1. Forster’s tern 12. royal tern 7. double-crested cormorant 12. great blue heron 1. great egret 2. snowy egret 4. little blue heron 1 immature (perched on our dock). cattle egret 6. green heron 1.


black vulture 12. turkey vulture 20. osprey 6. bald eagle 8. sharp-shinned hawk 1. Cooper’s hawk 1. unIDd accipiter 1. red-tailed hawk 1. American kestrel 3.


eastern screech-owl 2. red-bellied woodpecker 1. downy woodpecker 1. northern flicker 1. blue jay 9. American crow 6. fish crow 1. tree swallow 3. barn swallow 13. unIDd swallow 6.


Carolina chickadee 4. tufted titmouse 2. red-breasted nuthatch 1 (approached me to within 8’). house wren 2. Carolina wren 3. blue-gray gnatcatcher 2.


eastern bluebird 3. American robin 14. gray catbird 1. brown thrasher 1. northern mockingbird 2. European starling 19. warblers 0. flycatchers 0. vireos 0. brown thrushes 0. northern cardinal 3. red-winged blackbird 4.


BUTTERFLIES: summer azure 2. eastern tailed blue 1. buckeye 3. monarch 9. red-spotted purple 4. cabbage white 1.


gray squirrel 5. deer 6 (in Field 4; 2 does each with twin fawns).


SEPTEMBER 17, known to the laity as, simply, MONDAY. Overcast, NE - E 15, 75. Leave by 9:45. At the EASTON, Wet Dog Car Wash (to get the salt off from flooded Elliott Island Road) 11 A.M.: bald eagle 2 (in spirited chase), brown-headed cowbird 35, fish crow 6, rock pigeon 1, starling 7, laughing gull 8, ring-billed gull 4. ROUTE 481, tree swallow 600.


23rd DORCHESTER COUNTY FALL BIRD COUNT, Saturday, September 16. 10 areas covered, a record high. Will get out complete report sometime in October. Good swallow day, also for fancy shorebirds. Poor most everything else (to the extent I’ve heard so far). Over the years 32 species of shorebirds have been seen on this county’s May & September counts.


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 9/19/18 1:34 pm
From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
About 7 hummingbirds here in St. Margaret’s. All young men and women.

Regards,

Dan Haas
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> On Sep 19, 2018, at 4:33 PM, Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> wrote:
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> Two or three hummers still here in Bowie as well. They come in during the morning and then again in late afternoon.
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>> On Sep 19, 2018, at 3:52 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
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>> At least two, perhaps three still buzzing around here, more active in the afternoons.
>> Rick Sussman
>> Woodbine, Carroll
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Date: 9/19/18 1:33 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Two or three hummers still here in Bowie as well. They come in during the morning and then again in late afternoon.

Marcia
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> On Sep 19, 2018, at 3:52 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
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> At least two, perhaps three still buzzing around here, more active in the afternoons.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, Carroll
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Date: 9/19/18 12:52 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
At least two, perhaps three still buzzing around here, more active in the afternoons.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/19/18 12:03 pm
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
We still have one or two at the feeder and in the Bee Balm. The Mexican Sage is finally blooming, so they're sipping there, too.

Pat ValdataCrisfield, MD
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-------- Original message --------From: Annette Jeffers <annette.jeffers...> Date: 9/19/18 12:24 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
At least 3 hummers today still making the rounds at my feeder and flowering shrubs.  For the past few days they’ve been feeding from dawn to dusk. Same birds or  new arrivals coming in waves?  Wish they had name tags.
Annette Jeffers
Middletown (Fred Co)

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Date: 9/19/18 12:02 pm
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Ravens over Woodbine
Sitting on my deck in Bethesda, Mont. Co., at about 1:30 today I had a Common Raven soaring very high overhead.  Looking at it with binoculars, I found many Chimney Swifts flying very high as well, not visible to the naked eye.
Jim NelsonBethesda, MD


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Subject: [MDBirding] Ravens over Woodbine

While watching my grandson play in the pool for maybe the last time this season, I heard two different Common Ravens calling from not far off. Shortly after 2 pm, one was in the air above, circling with a Black Vulture, then a bit later, another was up and circling, giving great looks against the blue sky. Seems like only yesterday they were a reviewable species this far east of Sugarloaf Mt.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/19/18 11:52 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Ravens over Woodbine
While watching my grandson play in the pool for maybe the last time this season, I heard two different Common Ravens calling from not far off. Shortly after 2 pm, one was in the air above, circling with a Black Vulture, then a bit later, another was up and circling, giving great looks against the blue sky. Seems like only yesterday they were a reviewable species this far east of Sugarloaf Mt.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/19/18 10:07 am
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Folks

Please leave your hummingbird feeders out until the end of October to feed hungry migrants.

For those hoping to get a non Ruby-throated you should leave your feeders out until the end of December.

If you have raccoons like it do bring them in at night.

George

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At least 3 hummers today still making the rounds at my feeder and flowering shrubs. For the past few days they’ve been feeding from dawn to dusk. Same birds or new arrivals coming in waves? Wish they had name tags.
Annette Jeffers
Middletown (Fred Co)

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Date: 9/19/18 9:24 am
From: Annette Jeffers <annette.jeffers...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
At least 3 hummers today still making the rounds at my feeder and flowering shrubs. For the past few days they’ve been feeding from dawn to dusk. Same birds or new arrivals coming in waves? Wish they had name tags.
Annette Jeffers
Middletown (Fred Co)

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Date: 9/19/18 9:13 am
From: JimC <jimcancil...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Grackles forming up...
Wednesday, Sep 19; the first action: our woods in turning into an assembly area. Hundreds are squawking and flitting around with no obvious formation yet. It won't be long that we see streams flying South. Our creek must look like a road to them because they tend to fly over water here vs the woods.

The most juvenile of our two Osprey lit out on Sunday. The mother left weeks ago, the father wasn't around much, but he stayed to teach the two young ones to fish - the stronger youngster left about two weeks ago.

Jim

12 mi W of Salisbury - off the Nanticoke

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Date: 9/19/18 8:17 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/19/18
This active morning (9/19) at Rock Creek Park…….

Fellow birders saw 15 warbler species: Black-and-white, Tennessee, Nashville, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Cape May, Parula, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, Yellow-rump, Black-throated Green

——Ridge (David G., Matt, Mike)
Black-and-white Warbler 9
Tennessee Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Mike)
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Swainson's Thrush
Brown Thrasher 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Tennessee Warbler 5
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 6
Northern Parula 3
Magnolia Warbler 2
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler FOS (David G.)
Black-throated Green Warbler 7
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 75+
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 14
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch FOS (David G.)
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher
Cedar Waxwing 19
Purple Finch FOS (Marina)
American Goldfinch
Common Grackle 100+
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting

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Contributors: Bill Butler, Jim Lemert, Clive Harris, Sally Wechsler, Shirley Putnam, Marina True, Susan Volman, Katharine Kravetz, Tucker Scully, Lee Kimbell, David burn, Liza Anderson, Lacey Dunham, Mardi Hastings, Dan Eberly, David Gersten, Matt Sileo, Tom O’Tool, Amy Donovan, Mike Bowen, +

Have Fun birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC


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Date: 9/19/18 7:49 am
From: Mike Mangiaracina <mike.mangiaracina...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broad winged hawks Rockville
Just saw 15 broad wings over Walter Johnson High School in Rockville.

Mike Mangiaracina

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Date: 9/18/18 2:54 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broad-wings, and more
2 more BWHA at 5:40, one low and going right over my head > WSW, followed by an American Kestrel. Also Chimney Swifts and 2 hummers at the feeders.
Rick Sussman

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Date: 9/18/18 2:36 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broad-wings, and more
Just before 5 pm, I was outside looking up, and had about 7-8 Broad-winged Hawks fly over heading SW, in the cloudy, blue and windy conditions this afternoon. As I was looking at another soaring raptor (Red-shouldered Hawk) I saw another group of about 30 or so kettling Broad-wings, way up high against the white billowing clouds, which I would have missed otherwise. Also saw 2 Ospreys and an adult Bald Eagle going by.

Look up!!
Rick Sussman
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Date: 9/18/18 2:08 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: DC Area, 9/18/2018
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From: Steve Cordle <scordle...>
Date: Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 4:42 PM
Subject: DC Area, 9/18/2018
To: <BIRDEAST...>


Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 9/18/2018
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Joe Coleman
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

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

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, Sept
11 and was completed on Tuesday, Sept 18 at 11:00 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).

The top birds this week were SABINE'S GULL* in VA, SOOTY TERN* in VA,
SANDWICH TERN* in VA; and SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, HORNED GREBE,
BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, SANDHILL CRANE, shorebirds, PARASITIC JAEGER,
terns, BLACK SKIMMER, CORY'S and GREAT SHEARWATER, ANHINGA, AMERICAN
WHITE PELICAN, AMERICAN BITTERN, TRICOLORED HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, GOLDEN
EAGLE, flycatchers, LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, PURPLE FINCH, warblers
including GOLDEN-WINGED, CONNECTICUT, and MOURNING, SUMMER TANAGER,
and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A SABINE'S GULL* was found at the John H. Kerr Reservoir, Mecklenburg
Co, VA on Sept 15 near the dam; it was seen from various other
close-by locations such as the Lower Lake Overlook the same day and on
the 16th and from Palmer Point the 16th and 17th and also from the
parking lot next to the dam on the 17th.

A SOOTY TERN* was seen Sept 14 at Little Island Park, Virginia Beach,
VA. Two SOOTY TERNS* were seen on the John H. Kerr Reservoir from
Palmer Point on Sept 17.

Seven SANDWICH TERNS* were seen at the Occoquan Sewage Plant, Fairfax
Co, VA on Sept 15. As many as 3 SANDWICH TERNS* were seen at the John
H. Kerr Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA from Palmer Point on Sept 17.
Two SANDWICH TERNS were also seen Sept 14 at the King-Lincoln Park,
Newport News, VA.

The SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* seen from a private location on Far Hills Rd
in Albemarle Co, VA, was seen again the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 17th.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A resident injured TUNDRA SWAN continues at Kinder Farm Park in Anne
Arundel Co, MD with the most recent sighting from Sept 16. The
continuing male REDHEAD on the John. H. Kerr Reservoir near Tailrace
Park, Mecklenburg Co, VA was seen throughout the week. Out-of-season
diving ducks included two continuing RING-NECKED DUCKS at Loch Raven
Reservoir Point, Baltimore Co, MD, and one at the Broadway WWTF, New
Market Rd, Rockingham Co, VA. Another RING-NECKED DUCK was seen on
Sept 16 at the Duvall Farm Ponds, Talbot Co, MD.

A HORNED GREBE was seen throughout the week from the Lower Lake
Overlook of the John H. Kerr Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA.

A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was seen Sept 13 in a yard in Taylorstown,
Loudoun Co, VA. A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was also seen Sept 15 in East
King George, King George Co, VA; and another was reported at Theodore
Roosevelt Island, NW DC on Sept 12.

Three SANDHILL CRANES were found Sept 14 at 24461-24499 Old River Rd
and seen there and near the Patton Turf Farm on River Rd, Poolesville,
Montgomery Co, MD that day and on the 15th.

This past week was a good one for finding numerous shorebirds
throughout the area:

AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were seen in a number of locations including
two continuing birds at the sod farm (check-in at office required)
next to the Aldino Airpark, Harford Co, MD; 7 AMERICAN-GOLDEN PLOVERS
on the 14th and 15th along Gregg Rd, Frederick Co, MD and 4 there on
the 16th and 17th; 4 on the 14th and one on the 16th along Captain
Yancey Rd, Rockingham Co, VA; at Mt Pony Farm, Culpeper Co, VA on Sept
15; one on Sept 15 and 17 at Woodbury Rd turf field just east of
Walkerton Rd. in King William Co, VA; 3 at the Turner Sod Farm,
Rockingham Co, VA on Sept 12; 7 on the 16th at the Woodward Turf Farm,
Culpeper Co, VA and smaller numbers there much of the rest of the
week.

A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was seen along Hibler Rd, Loudoun Co VA on Sept
11, 12, and 13.

The Hughes Rd (Montgomery Co, MD) Polo Fields were an excellent place
to see a variety of shorebirds with a report of an UPLAND SANDPIPER
there on the 15th, as many as 20 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS there on the
14th and 10 on Sept 15, and 2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS there on the 13th and
one on the 14th.

Two HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen Sept 16 at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co,
DE. Two MARBLED GODWITS were seen Sept 16 and 17 at Skimmer Island,
Ocean City, Worcester Co, MD.

Numerous shorebird species were found in the vicinity of the
Shenandoah Valley Produce, Dayton, Rockingham Co, VA including a RUDDY
TURNSTONE on Sept 11, 12, and 15; and 4 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS on
Sept 12 and 2 on the 16th.

Among the shorebirds seen along Captain Yancey Rd in Rockingham Co, VA
were STILT SANDPIPERS with two there on the 11th; six SANDERLINGS on
the 11th; three BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS on the 14th; and a WILSON'S
PHALAROPE on the 11th and 12th.

A STILT SANDPIPER was seen at Leonard's Pond, Rockingham Co, VA on
Sept 13 and 14.

The following were found at Stuarts Draft along and near Patton Farm
Rd, Rockingham Co, VA: a RUDDY TURNSTONE on Sept 13; a STILT SANDPIPER
on Sept 16; 9 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS on the 13th, 13 on the 14th, 8
on the 15th; 13 on the 16th, and 10 on the 17th; and a BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER on Sept 13, 14, and 15 and three on the 17th.

A SANDERLING was seen Sept 12 at Chris Green Lake, Albemarle Co, VA.

A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER were seen Sept 16
feeding in a flooded field at the corner of Ennalls and Palmer Mill
Rds, Dorchester Co, VA. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and a BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER was seen Sept 15 along Wright Rd across from Guard Rd,
Caroline Co, MD; the BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen again on Sept
16.

Shorebirds found at Woodward Turf Farm this past week included BAIRD'S
SANDPIPERS (3 on the 16th); multiple WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS on the
15th and 16th; and two BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS on the 15th.

In addition to the several locations already mentioned WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPERS also turned up at a number of other locations in VA.

Three BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were seen Sept 16 at Mt. Pony Farm,
Culpeper Co, VA.

A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was seen Sept 15 and 16 at the Hurlock WWTP,
Dorchester Co, MD. Two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were at the Broadway
WWTP, Rockingham Co, MD on Sept 17. A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was at
Botetourt Center, Greenfield, Botetourt Co, VA on Sept 17 and two were
seen Sept 17 at Shiloh Church Turf Farm, Dorchester Co, MD.

A PARASITIC JAEGER was reported flying off the coast at Assateague SP,
Worchester Co, MD on Sept 14. A PARASITIC JAEGER flew by the Cape
Henlopen Hawk Watch, Sussex Co, DE on Sept 11.

Sightings of BLACK TERNS included one on Sept 13 and 16 and 5 on Sept
17 at Big Water Farm (private), and over the Chesapeake Bay on the
13th and 15th, both locations in Queen Anne's Co, MD; throughout the
week at John H. Kerr Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA; at Sandybottom
Turf Farm, Charles City, VA on Sept 14; and at Willow Lake, Rockbridge
Co, VA on Sept 17. A high count of 70 COMMON TERNS were seen in DC
waters on the 15th with lesser numbers other days this week. COMMON
TERNS were also seen from Violette's Lock, C&O Canal, Montgomery Co,
MD on the 14th and 15th with a high of 37 there on the 17th as well as
27 from Fort Washington National Park, PG Co, MD on the 16th. High
counts of COMMON TERNS were also seen in VA at a number of locations
including 45 on the 17th at Carvins Cove Recreation Area, Botetourt
Co, VA; 52 on the 15th at Lake Merriweather (private), Rockbridge Co,
VA; and 29 on the 15th at Swift Creek Reservoir, Chesterfield Co, VA.

A BLACK SKIMMER was seen Sept 14 from the Lowe Dam Overlook at the
John H. Kerr Dam, Mecklenburg Co, VA.

Both a CORY'S and a GREAT SHEARWATER were reported flying over the
ocean at Assateague SP, Worchester Co, MD on Sept 14.

An ANHINGA was reported at Newport News Park, Newport News, VA on Sept
16.

An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen flying over the John H. Kerr
Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA throughout the week.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen Sept 17 at Fort C. F. Smith Park,
Arlington.

The TRICOLORED HERON at Oxbow Lake, Anne Arundel Co, MD was seen again
on Sept 13. A TRICOLORED HERON was also seen Sept 15 at Lowe's Point
(private), Talbot Co, MD.

A GLOSSY IBIS was seen and photographed at the Georgetown Reservoir on
Sept 12.

The Snicker's Gap Hawkwatch on the Loudoun/Clarke Co, VA line reported
its first GOLDEN EAGLE of the season on Sept 16.

Single OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were seen Sept 15 at West Friendship
Park, Howard Co, MD and at Schooley Mill Park, Howard Co, MD; and on
the 16th at Pennyfield Lock, C&O Canal, Montgomery Co, MD. Others were
seen at Merkle WMA, Prince George's Co, MD, on Sept 16 and at
Schoolhouse Pond, Upper Marlboro, Prince George's Co, MD on Sept 17. A
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was reported Sept 15 at Cromwell Valley
Park, Baltimore Co, MD. One was also seen Sept 16 at Black Walnut
Point, Talbot Co, MD. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was also seen Sept
16 at Leesylvania SP, Prince William Co, VA. Another was reported from
the Switzer lake Area, Rockingham Co, VA on Sept 15 and one at
Forestgate, Prince George's Co, MD on Sept 17. An ALDER FLYCATCHER was
seen and heard Sept 11 at Lickinghole Creek, Albemarle Co, VA.

A WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen Sept 16 at the Woodward Turf Farm,
Culpeper Co, VA. One was also seen the same day at Dyke Marsh, Fairfax
Co, VA.

A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was seen Sept 14 at Smith Farm, Lunenburg Co, VA.

A few PURPLE FINCHES were reported this past week with one on Sept 11
along Old Forge Rd, Washington Co, MD; one on Sept 15 along E Wallace
Ave, North East, Cecil Co, MD; and on Sept 16 at Lake Roland,
Baltimore Co, MD.

Migratory warblers were seen in decent numbers the few times the
weather cooperated. A GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was reported at Milford
Mill Park, Baltimore Co, MD on Sept 15. Another GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
was seen Sept 16 at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD. An
immature CONNECTICUT WARBLER in Woodbine, Carroll Co, MD on Sept 16
was a great yard bird. A CONNECTICUT WARBLER was also seen the same
day from a house in Herndon, Fairfax Co, VA and at Patterson Park,
Baltimore Co, MD. A MOURNING WARBLER was seen Sept 13 at Greenbury Pt,
Anne Arundel Co, MD. Another MOURNING WARBLER was seen at the Irvine
Nature Center, Baltimore Co, MD on Sept 15. On Sept 17 a MOURNING
WARBLER was seen at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD.

A SUMMER TANAGER was seen Sept 11 at Monticello Park, Alexandria, VA.
One was also seen Sept 15 at Schaeffer farm, Seneca Creek Park,
Montgomery Co, MD.

A DICKCISSEL was seen Sept 13 at Schoolhouse Pond, Prince George's Co,
MD.

***

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

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

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

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

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Date: 9/18/18 12:28 pm
From: Clayton Koonce <cg.koonce...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher at Lake Kittamaqundi, Columbia
I found an olive-sided here this morning. Life bird and first seen at this lake according to eBird. Kurt Schwarz also found it later this afternoon in the same general area, around north end of lake and nearby across the river. (Same area where a prothonotary warbler showed up a couple of years ago.)

Note that a pewee was also hanging around. Attached image 1906 shows the olive-sided this morning. 1915 shows the pewee in the same tree this afternoon.

Clayton Koonce
Columbia, MD
member, Howard County Bird Club

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Date: 9/18/18 9:26 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Connecticut Warbler, Anne Arundel County
Thanks. Pretty much everything about this bird is strange for a warbler. They act like rails most of the time! 😉

Rick Sussman
Woodbine Carroll

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Date: 9/18/18 9:06 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Connecticut Warbler, Anne Arundel County
It gave about 5-10 "pweek" call notes. It's a very unusual call note for a warbler. There is some poor audio in my eBird checklist.

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 12:04:01 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> How did it vocalize, exactly? Did it sing? The one I saw here gave out a single sharp call note, but was otherwise silent. They are an enigma...
> Thanks,
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/18/18 9:04 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Connecticut Warbler, Anne Arundel County
How did it vocalize, exactly? Did it sing? The one I saw here gave out a single sharp call note, but was otherwise silent. They are an enigma...
Thanks,
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/18/18 8:32 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Connecticut Warbler, Anne Arundel County
An immature Connecticut Warbler just flushed from the weedy vegetation at the cul-de-sac at the north end of Najoles Rd while I was parking my car. The bird was along the northeast side, roughly 2:00 if you view the cul-de-sac as a clock. It was right along the road, and I initially viewed it while I was still inside my car.

It gave me some of the best views I've ever had of this species. It also vocalized more than any CONW I've heard before. Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me, so I had to settle for audio documentation instead.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48589602

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 9/18/18 6:56 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/18/18
This misty and occasionally rainy morning (9/18) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park with Leon Kass……….

We saw and/or heard the following birds:

Black-and-white Warbler 3
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Chimney Swift 60+
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 4
Common Grackle 100+
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

——Yard Parking Lot
Northern Flicker 5

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/18/18 5:03 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island bus tour Wednesday 9/19
Hi everyone,

We were supposed to go to Hart-Miller Island yesterday, but I postponed the tour due to the rain/thunderstorms yesterday and today. We are going tomorrow (Wednesday 9/19) instead. I have several spaces open if anyone would like to join the tour.

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

Thanks,
Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 9/17/18 3:36 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 09/07/18
It been about five weeks since my last survey due to heat wave and then big
boat been in shop for nearly four weeks. Water very high at both cells,
very little shallow water w/ mudflats at cross dike (north side) where
nearly all shorebirds gathering and a few more along beach. Nearly all
gulls/terns at seawall at/near beach, few more at what left of mud bars at
North Cell. Tough day but got to see some uncommon/rare migrants.

The reason for late posting as i was getting ready to leave for Wildwood on
the 8th for 9 days. Very little time on computer.


09/07/18 - 710am-205pm
Hart-Miller Island, Essex, B Co., MD

WEATHER: Overcast, 72-82 degrees, calm- ENE 3K

Canada Goose - 139
Wood Duck - 13
Gadwall - 2
American Black Duck - 14
Mallard - 77
Northern Shoveler - 2
Green-winged Teal - 8
Ruddy Duck - 1
Pied-billed Grebe - 9
Double-crested Cormorant - 60
Great Blue Heron - 9
Great Egret - 6
Snowy Egret - 1
*TRICOLORED HERON - 1
Green Heron - 1
Turkey Vulture - 1
Osprey - 6
Bald Eagle - 2
Peregrine Falcon - 1
*COMMON GALLINULE - 1
American Coot - 1
Semipalmated Plover - 1
*AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER - 2
Killdeer - 4
Lesser Yellowlegs - 6
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 3
Least Sandpiper - 18
White-rumped Sandpiper - 1
*BAIRD'S SANDPIPER - 1
Pectoral Sandpiper - 3
*BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER - 1
Laughing Gull - 27
Ring-billed Gull - 113
Herring Gull - 29
Great Black-backed Gull - 55
Caspian Tern - 210
*ROYAL TERN - 1
Common Tern - 2
*BLACK TERN - 1
*BLACK SKIMMER - 1
Mourning Dove - 16
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
*COMMON NIGHTHAWK - 1 (roosting on tree limb, faced N near beach)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Northern Flicker - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 1
Eastern Kingbird - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 1
American Crow - 1
Barn Swallow - 2
Carolina Chickadee - 1
Carolina Wren - 2
Marsh Wren - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
Gray Catbird - 3
Northern Mockingbird - 1
European Starling- 122
*WORM-EATING WARBLER - 1 (my first on island)
Common Yellowthroat - 12
Yellow Warbler - 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
American Redstart - 1
Song Sparrow - 6
Northern Cardinal - 9
Blue Grosbeak - 1
Bobolink - 58
Red-winged Blackbird - 126
Common Grackle - 2
House Finch - 2
American Goldfinch - 16
SPECIES: 71 INDIVIDUALS: 1232

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

REPTILES: E Painted Turtle - 5

AMPHIBIANS: Southern Leopard Frog - 1 Fowler's Toad - 2

BUTTERFLIES
Black Swallowtail - 4
Cabbage White - 6
Orange Sulphur - 45
Cloudless Sulphur - 1
Eastern Tailed Blue - 2
Variegated Freitillary - 1
Pearl Crescent - 6
Common Buckeye - 8 (2 caterpillars)
Red-spotted Purple - 1
Monarch - 45
Silver-spotted Skipper - 5
Wild Indigo Duskywing - 2
Least Skipper - 1

DRAGONFLIES
Common Green Darner - 2
Twelve-spotted Skimmer - 3
Needham's Skimmer - 11
Golden-winged Skimmer - 1 (photos, then lost photos after came back from
Wildwood)
Eastern Pondhawk - 5
Wandering Glider - 2
Black Saddlebags - 10
Four-spotted Pennant - 2

DAMSELFLIES: Rambur's Forktail - 5 Familiar Bluet - 10

MOTHS: Yellow-striped Armyworm Moth - 1 (caterpillar)



Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 9/17/18 2:03 pm
From: 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Birders can assist this project

Hi Everyone,


While this is not directly bird related, many birders may be very interested in this effort, which matches well with birding. Participation helps scientists quantify land cover and land cover change, which is important to the species we love to observe. Here's a snippet of information as well as a link to learn more:


"Starting this month, you can be part of a project to create more detailed satellite-based global maps of land cover by sharing photos of the world around you in a new NASA citizen science project.



The project is a part of GLOBE Observer, a citizen science program that lets you contribute meaningful data to NASA and the science community. The GLOBE Observer app, introduced in 2016, includes a new “Land Cover: Adopt a Pixel” module that enables citizen scientists to photograph with their smartphones the landscape, identify the kinds of land cover they see (trees, grass, etc.), and then match their observations to satellite data. Users can also share their knowledge of the land and how it has changed.
“Adopt a Pixel” is designed to fill in details of the landscape that are too small for global land-mapping satellites to see."



https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2018/09/13/help-make-a-better-world-land-map-with-nasa-app/





Joanne




Joanne Howl, DVM
West River, MD

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Date: 9/17/18 1:30 pm
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] PG Fall Count: Laurel

Hey everyone, with the help of some other enthusiasts we had a pretty good
day yesterday (9/16/18) for the PG Fall Count in the Laurel area, despite
the weird weather we've been having. Highlights were (in species order):

1. Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Laurel Riverfront Park.

2. Yellow-crowned Night-Heron at Laurel Lake/Granville Gude Park.

3. Bald Eagle adult at Rocky Gorge Reservoir and immature at Laurel
Riverfront Park.

4. Two Barred Owls at Rocky Gorge Reservoir (first for the count).

5. Two Common Ravens at Rocky Gorge Reservoir (highest for the count).

6. Red-breasted Nuthatch at Rocky Gorge Reservoir.

7. Warblers: Black-and-white, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Parula, Magnolia,
Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Pine.

8. Rose-breasted and Blue Grosbeaks at various locations.

Results for the full count and my prior counts at similar locations are
attached. Compared to my 10 previous counts, this one was notable for:

1. Fewest Mallards (20, next lowest 28).

2. Most Red-eyed Vireos (11, next highest 3).

3. Most Fish Crows (16, next highest 3).

4. Fewest American Robins (6, next lowest 10, median 27.5).

5. Most Brown-headed Cowbirds (750, next highest 200).

6. Most Black-and-white Warblers (6, next highest 4, often 0).

Cheers,

-Derek

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Date: 9/17/18 11:49 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
I had BRUNCH with a fem/imm hummer today.

Actually, when I open the garage door @1045ish one flew inside
briefly. But the main event has been at the feeder suction-cupped to
the kitchen slider. One bird was a constant presence thru the rest of
the morning and into the early afternoon, chasing all others away -
tho it may be only a single other. The bird took a loooooooooooong
look at an orb weaving spider that dropped down from a nook above the
door, but the spider soon retreated out of sight and the bird settled
back on the 3 port feeder...

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

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Date: 9/17/18 10:29 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Masonville 9/11/2018
I surveyed Masonville Cove on Tuesday, 9/11.

Highlights in the public area included two Blackburnian Warblers (first eBird record at the site), seven Warbling Vireos (flagged as high count), a Bobolink on the ground, and what appeared to be an adult and juvenile Field Sparrow. The trees around the fence separating Access Zones 1 and 2 were particularly birdy in the morning.

In the restricted areas, I found one Sanderling and three Semipalmated Sandpipers.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48438275
More info: http://www.masonvillecove.org/

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 9/17/18 9:36 am
From: Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher
I had an Olive-sided Flycatcher at Schoolhouse Pond today during my lunchtime walk.  The bird perched up nicely on one of the small willows close to the boardwalk. Good birding,
Fred <ShafferGlaucousGull...>, Anne Arundel

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Date: 9/17/18 9:20 am
From: <fwfallon2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Olive-sided at Merkle WMA
During y'day's Fall Count at Merkle WMA, we came across an Olive-sided FC, by the pull-off for the Look-out Creek trail, on top of a snag (what else) just across the road. A distance of only 30' gave excellent views. (This spot is right around the sharp rt turn after the parking for the pier).

Otherwise our count had few if any migrants.

Fred & Jane Fallon
Huntingtown

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Date: 9/17/18 9:18 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fall Count Highlights - PG County
Yesterday I birded along the Patuxent River in Prince George’s County for the Fall Count. I had 60 species total. Highlights were:
Virginia Rail
Sora
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Wood Thrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler (singing - weakly but valiantly)
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Pine Warbler
unid female or imm oriole - It was high in the trees, among a group of birds mobbing a mockingbird, and was backlit so that all I was getting was a silhouette. No vocalizations.

Marcia
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Patuxent Bird Club
A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
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Bowie, Maryland
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Date: 9/17/18 9:02 am
From: Dorothy Paugh <aldopaugh...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
I've also seen a female hummer this morning, it may be the one that's been here awhile, as well as male and female redstarts, black and white, and a pine warbler in the tree near my birdbath.

Dorothy
Bowie, MD
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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers

We had two hummers yesterday (seen at same time). Today I’m seeing a single.

Marcia
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On Sep 17, 2018, at 11:47 AM, Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...><mailto:<gmcdonald1501...>> wrote:

Single female hummer at feeder today, Monday.

Georgia McDonald Towson, Balt Co.

On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 7:14 AM, Annette Jeffers <annette.jeffers...><mailto:<annette.jeffers...>> wrote:
I had several hummers yesterday, up to 4 seen at one time, feeding frantically for several hours at my window feeder. Sparring with each other and a wasp. Looks like at least one is still here this morning
Annette Jeffers
Middletown (Frederick County)

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Date: 9/17/18 8:56 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
We had two hummers yesterday (seen at same time). Today I’m seeing a single.

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> On Sep 17, 2018, at 11:47 AM, Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...> wrote:
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> Single female hummer at feeder today, Monday.
>
> Georgia McDonald Towson, Balt Co.
>
>> On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 7:14 AM, Annette Jeffers <annette.jeffers...> wrote:
>> I had several hummers yesterday, up to 4 seen at one time, feeding frantically for several hours at my window feeder. Sparring with each other and a wasp. Looks like at least one is still here this morning
>> Annette Jeffers
>> Middletown (Frederick County)
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Date: 9/17/18 8:48 am
From: Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Single female hummer at feeder today, Monday.

Georgia McDonald Towson, Balt Co.

On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 7:14 AM, Annette Jeffers <annette.jeffers...>
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> I had several hummers yesterday, up to 4 seen at one time, feeding
> frantically for several hours at my window feeder. Sparring with each other
> and a wasp. Looks like at least one is still here this morning
> Annette Jeffers
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Date: 9/17/18 7:11 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/17/18
This morning (9/17) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park…..

Fellow birders saw a Raven making a gurgling croak as it flew by.

We also saw or heard the following birds:

American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Mourning Dove 9
Chimney Swift 100+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 4
Common Raven flyby
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 4
American Robin 9
Gray Catbird 2
American Goldfinch 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Susan Volman, Mardi Hastings, David Burns

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/17/18 6:56 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Poplar Island 9/7/2018
I surveyed Poplar Island on Friday, 9/7.

A Cape May Warbler in the shrubby vegetation was a first site record.

Shorebird highlights included Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, Black-bellied Plover, American Golden-Plover, Red Knot, Baird's Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Western Willet, Short-billed Dowitcher, and Wilson's Phalarope. The birding tour saw a Buff-breasted Sandpiper which I missed.

There was a flock of 400 (exact count) Caspian Terns in one location, including a bird that was banded in NY on 6/22/2017.

Dabblers were present in good numbers, including 420 Northern Shovelers.

I also saw an immature Common Gallinule.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48354653

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 9/17/18 4:14 am
From: Annette Jeffers <annette.jeffers...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
I had several hummers yesterday, up to 4 seen at one time, feeding frantically for several hours at my window feeder. Sparring with each other and a wasp. Looks like at least one is still here this morning
Annette Jeffers
Middletown (Frederick County)

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Date: 9/16/18 4:13 pm
From: Scott Baron <baron.scott...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Lake Roland, correction
Mispelling. Should be Lake Roland.

Scott


Hi,

On a Maryland Native Plant Society field trip to the serpentine barrens of
Lake Rowland today, I observed an early female-type PURPLE FINCH perched in
a half dead Virginia Pine. It was chased off by a warbler of undetermined
species.

I also heard a few RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES. Both the finch and nuthatch
are my first for the fall.

Bye,

Scott Baron
Gaithersburg, Md.

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Date: 9/16/18 3:29 pm
From: Richard Donham <rdonham8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:19:48 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD

I am still getting hummers coming to my feeder (this evening, for example) in the Connecticut River Valley in New Hampshire. Females, probably not breeders locally. But, they are still moving down from the north.
Richard Donham

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Date: 9/16/18 3:22 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
3 (all seen in the air at once) were visiting and fighting at our feeders today, late this afternoon.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/16/18 2:58 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
On 9/15/18, Jon Barrett <jonbarrettphoto...> wrote:
> I've been seeing at least one female throughout the day for the past several
> days twice so far today, in Greenbelt.

I had at least two today. One was a fem/imm, the other may have been a male.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County MD
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Date: 9/16/18 1:59 pm
From: Scott Baron <baron.scott...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Lake Rowland, Baltimore City, Sept. 16
Hi,

On a Maryland Native Plant Society field trip to the serpentine barrens of
Lake Rowland today, I observed an early female-type PURPLE FINCH perched in
a half dead Virginia Pine. It was chased off by a warbler of undetermined
species.

I also heard a few RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES. Both the finch and nuthatch
are my first for the fall.

Bye,

Scott Baron
Gaithersburg, Md.

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Date: 9/16/18 12:48 pm
From: <tunnel.light...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Olive-sided flycatcher
Nice views of bird flitting from tops of trees at mile 20 at Pennyfield. Reported earlier by Mike Bowen.

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Date: 9/16/18 8:50 am
From: James Boughton <jmboughton254...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Polo Field Birding?? Hughes Rd
No birds there now. :-(

sent from my phone.
James M. Boughton
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On Sun, Sep 16, 2018, 10:54 AM Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> wrote:

> On Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 9:02:19 AM UTC-4, Elda Banks wrote:
> > Hello Birders,
> > Could someone please tell me exactly where to park and look for the
> birds in the fields at Hughes Rd in Montgomery County? We tried yesterday
> at about 1:00 pm and saw nothing. We saw no other birders there at that
> time.
> >
> >
> >
> > We came from River Rd and turned onto Hughes Rd. We looked at the
> fields on the left side of the road. Thank you for your help.
> >
> >
> > Elda Banks
> > Silver Spring
>
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>
> Parking is simply along the grassy margins of Hughes Road.
>
> I was at the polo fields yesterday afternoon about 3:30. There were no
> birds on the field. Another birder surmised that there had been a polo
> practice or match earlier in the day which had chased off the birds.
>
> Yesterday was generally a very slow birding day in all the places I looked
> in that end of Montgomery County.
>
>
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Date: 9/16/18 8:18 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/16/18
This more active morning (9/16) at Rock Creek Park……..

Fellow birders saw 7 warbler species: Black-and-white, Redstart, Yellowthroat, Parula, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Nashville

——Ridge (Jim)
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Gray Catbird

——Path from Yard Parking Lot to Stables (Adam)
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Red-bellied Woodpecker

——Fence Line (Adam)
Common Yellowthroat
Carolina Wren

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler 3
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler
Chimney Swift 50+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 3
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 4
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Veery
Swainson's Thrush 2
American Robin 14
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 14
Common Grackle 2
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 6
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2

——Dog Run (Jim)
Nashville Warbler
Philadelphia Vireo
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 5
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 8

Contributors: Bill butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Mardi Hastings, Katharine Kravetz, Adam Sedgley, Tom O'Toole

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Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/16/18 7:54 am
From: Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Polo Field Birding?? Hughes Rd
On Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 9:02:19 AM UTC-4, Elda Banks wrote:
> Hello Birders,
>     Could someone please tell me exactly where to park and look for the birds in the fields at Hughes Rd in Montgomery County?  We tried yesterday at about 1:00 pm  and saw nothing. We saw no other birders  there at that time.
>
>
>
>     We came from River Rd and turned onto Hughes Rd. We looked at the fields on the left side of the road.  Thank you for your help.
>
>
> Elda Banks
> Silver Spring

Hi Elda --

Parking is simply along the grassy margins of Hughes Road.

I was at the polo fields yesterday afternoon about 3:30. There were no birds on the field. Another birder surmised that there had been a polo practice or match earlier in the day which had chased off the birds.

Yesterday was generally a very slow birding day in all the places I looked in that end of Montgomery County.


Cheryl Hogue
Silver Spring

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Date: 9/16/18 7:46 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] CONNECTICUT WARBLER in Yard
I just had an immature CONNECTICUT WARBLER in my front meadow, 9am. After I spished for a few minutes, it popped up in a small cherry tree and perched there staring at me, calling once. Olive green above, no wing bars, bold white eye ring, very long undertail coverts, pale yellowish-olive below, lacking any well defined hood, thick bill. About 18-20 feet away, viewed for about a full minute. While trying desperately to get a bino-camera photo, it popped back down and has not reappeared. Came up out of a wet thicket of goldenrods. New yard bird (No. 162) and new for the year (No. 105) as well. Woodbine, Carroll County.

Edit; I relocated it in the very thick and overgrown meadow corner again, twice, briefly at about 10:14 AM.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,
Carroll County, MD

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Date: 9/16/18 6:27 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] RB Nuthatch @ Buddy Attick Park, Greenbelt
Hi,

Just stopped to walk my dog before training class and had a RBNH in the pines at the parking lot. Calling and good views.

They are coming!

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville

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Date: 9/16/18 6:02 am
From: 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Polo Field Birding?? Hughes Rd
Hello Birders,    Could someone please tell me exactly where to park and look for the birds in the fields at Hughes Rd in Montgomery County?  We tried yesterday at about 1:00 pm  and saw nothing. We saw no other birders  there at that time.

    We came from River Rd and turned onto Hughes Rd. We looked at the fields on the left side of the road.  Thank you for your help.
Elda BanksSilver Spring

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Date: 9/16/18 3:45 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Notable?
I feed the birds all summer. They come but certainly not in the numbers for the fall and winter.
Yesterday I had House Sparrows, just one male and one female, come to the feeders. This is the first House Sparrow I have had in a little over 2 months.

Also notable? I checked out the Queenstown sod farm yesterday and found Horned Larks and nothing else. Not even a Killdeer.

Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Date: 9/15/18 7:14 pm
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Folks
Please leave your feeders out even if your breeders have left. Migrants will move through in the next three weeks.
George

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On Saturday, September 15, 2018, Jon Barrett <jonbarrettphoto...> wrote:

On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:19:48 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD

I've been seeing at least one female throughout the day for the past several days twice so far today, in Greenbelt.

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Date: 9/15/18 6:31 pm
From: Jon Barrett <jonbarrettphoto...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:19:48 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD

I've been seeing at least one female throughout the day for the past several days twice so far today, in Greenbelt.

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Date: 9/15/18 6:31 pm
From: <phillipskoct...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks
Just had 24 nighthawks fly over our backyard in Taylorsville, MD going mostly north to south. Over about 15 minutes

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Date: 9/15/18 6:31 pm
From: Chad & Forrest <recycledeq...>
Subject: [MDBirding] NIGHTHAWK - Finally
My son and saw a big group fly over today in Westminster. About 5:45 tonight. Could clearly see the white bar under the wings. It’s the first this year for us.

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Date: 9/15/18 6:21 pm
From: Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Had two at our feeder until past 7 tonight, alternately sipping and fighting. One was an immature male, the other couldn't tell. Don't know if they are local or transients, will be interested to see if they are around tomorrow.

Ann Hobbs
Silver Spring, MD
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From: <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> on behalf of Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...>
Sent: Saturday, September 15, 2018 4:51:04 PM
To: Maryland & DC Birding
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers

Single hummer, unknown gender, high flyer over yare.

Georgia McDonald Towson, Balt Co.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 9:38 AM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...><mailto:<ricksussman1955...>> wrote:
On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:19:48 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD

At 9:30 (9/14) a large female was sipping nectar from the feeder closest to the house. She didn't stop to perch on any of the usual spots, but instead flew straight out across the yard when she was finished. Likely a transient. Keep your feeders filled and ready folks.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/15/18 2:15 pm
From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Have at least seven in my yard in St. Margaret’s today. If you plant it, they will gather... ;-)

Regards,

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

> On Sep 15, 2018, at 4:51 PM, Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...> wrote:
>
> Single hummer, unknown gender, high flyer over yare.
>
> Georgia McDonald Towson, Balt Co.
>
>> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 9:38 AM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
>> On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:19:48 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
>> > Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
>> > Rick Sussman
>> > Woodbine, MD
>>
>> At 9:30 (9/14) a large female was sipping nectar from the feeder closest to the house. She didn't stop to perch on any of the usual spots, but instead flew straight out across the yard when she was finished. Likely a transient. Keep your feeders filled and ready folks.
>> Rick Sussman
>> Woodbine, MD
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Date: 9/15/18 1:58 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] NIGHTHAWK - Finally
Two just passed over my yard (back deck), in Woodbine, at 4:55 pm, going from East to West. Pretty late.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll County

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Date: 9/15/18 1:51 pm
From: Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Single hummer, unknown gender, high flyer over yare.

Georgia McDonald Towson, Balt Co.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 9:38 AM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
wrote:

> On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:19:48 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> > Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see
> any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders
> and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> > Rick Sussman
> > Woodbine, MD
>
> At 9:30 (9/14) a large female was sipping nectar from the feeder closest
> to the house. She didn't stop to perch on any of the usual spots, but
> instead flew straight out across the yard when she was finished. Likely a
> transient. Keep your feeders filled and ready folks.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD
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Date: 9/15/18 12:24 pm
From: 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
Thank you everyone for the posting the location and updates.  It was so much fun to watch the 3 Sandhill Cranes in the turf. Thanks to Dave and Bob for sharing their scopes with us.Elda BanksSilver Spring

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, 2:07:25 PM EDT, Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> wrote:

No cranes at 2 pm. Harrier, egrets, and 2 red tails.

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Date: 9/15/18 11:07 am
From: Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
No cranes at 2 pm. Harrier, egrets, and 2 red tails.

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Date: 9/15/18 9:46 am
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park
This morning at Cromwell Valley, I had a Yellow-belied Flycatcher, as well
as a Least, 2 Traill's, and 6 empid sp.

Also had 8 species of warblers, including Blackburnian; a Swainson's Thrush
also popped up.

It was also nice to hear a Raven calling from the Ridge and to see 2 mature
Bald Eagles flying over.

Good birding!

Taylor McLean
Towson MD
Baltimore county

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Date: 9/15/18 9:04 am
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
The cranes walked behind the corn field at 11 : 55.

On Sep 15, 2018 11:40 AM, "Matthew Felperin" <mattyfelp...> wrote:

> Awesome. I’ll try to head there after work, around 4 or 5. If anyone else
> tries until then, check in please! 😊
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Date: 9/15/18 8:40 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
Awesome. I’ll try to head there after work, around 4 or 5. If anyone else tries until then, check in please! 😊

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 9/15/18 8:22 am
From: Dave Roberts <ddroberts50...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
3 sandhill cranes continuing at 11:20
Dave Roberts
Bethesda

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Date: 9/15/18 8:17 am
From: Lovelace, Glen (DelDOT) <Glen.Lovelace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Caroline Co shorebirds - Buff-breasted and Bairds
Good morning,

I found a harvested watermelon field on Wright Rd across from Guard Rd, just off of MD 318 east of Federalsburg. The field contained 1 each Buff-breasted and Baird's SP, 5 Pecs, 5 Least, 7 Semi Sand and numerous Killdeer. A Merlin also made a pass through.


Good birding,

Glen Lovelace III

Seaford, DE

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Date: 9/15/18 7:05 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/15/18
This overcast morning (9/15) in the maintenance yard area at Rock Creek Park………..

Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 7
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler FOS (Leon)
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 90+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 5
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 7 plus 4 at Fence Line
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Fish Crow
Tufted Titmouse 4
Carolina Wren 3
Veery
Common Grackle 4
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Contributors: Leon Kass, Susan Volman, Amy Donovan, Tom O’Toole, Scott, ++

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/14/18 5:19 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Post Hurricane Florence birding
Hi guys:

Just a quick note to clarify one thing ...

The MD/DC area has, of course, been pelted with many hurricanes over
the years, many of which have brought rare pelagic or southern birds
to our area. My original message, below, just focused on storms that
were somewhat similar in nature to Florence, that is, September or
October storms coming in directly from the east and expected to turn
right and move inland. I did not pull in data from any "Florida" or
"Gulf" storms into my summary. When I started to compile the data, I
did not foresee Florence weakening so much and turning south.

Even though Florence dropped in intensity and changed course after I
started composing this message, maybe it still may provide some
benefit. We'll see what happens.

BTW ... a few historical factoids:

An unnamed August 1842 major hurricane struck the Outer Banks of NC
and subsequently inundated Washington, DC, Baltimore, and even New
Your City. Pennsylvania Ave was described as a "broad river." This
storm "covered" the Potomac River with "Mother Carey's chickens" ...
storm petrels! No Wilson's Storm-Petrels were recorded, however, four
specimens of Leach's Storm-Petrels were collected and they became the
first Leach's records for DC. Subsequent hurricanes also brought
Leach's Storm-Petrels to the Potomac: 1859, 1878, 1891, 1893, 1930,
and 1933 (the latter being the hurricane that created the Ocean City
inlet and separated Ocean City from Assateague Island.)

In addition to Leach's Storm-Petrels, the infamous August 1893 "Sea
Islands" hurricane brought Band-rumped Storm-Petrels to the Potomac
River and specimens were collected. These specimens became the first
records of this species for North America; they were previously only
known from Hawai'i.

Phil


At 06:56 PM 09/12/2018, Phil Davis wrote:

Hi MDBirders:

Apparently there is no historical storm that very closely matches
the characteristics of Florence; however, there have been some
earlier similar strong storms that moved inland into the
Carolinas, particularly Hazel, Hugo, Fran, Floyd, and Isabel.

I did a quick and dirty search of the MD/DC Records Committee
database to see what pelagic-type birds were reported in the wake
of these storms. The results are tallied, below. I am making no
distinction between records that were accepted and reports that
were not accepted, or even reports for which no documentation was
provided (many ... sigh) and, therefore, no review could be
conducted. This information is provided primarily to pique your
interest and prepare your thinking about where you may want to go
(safely!) after the storm passes. For each hurricane, the entries
basically follow a chronologic, not taxonomic, order:

Hazel - Oct 1954:
Leach's Storm-Petrel - Royal Oak, Talbot Co.
Sooty Tern - Baltimore City

Hugo - Sep 1989:
Pterodroma, sp. - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
Red Phalarope - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
Great Cormorant - Sycamore Landing, Montgomery Co.
American White Pelican - Blackwater NWR, Dorchester [back when
they were rare in MD]

Fran - Sep 1996:
Parasitic Jaeger - Sparrows Pt., Baltimore
Roseate Tern - Potomac River, DC
Sooty Tern - Little Seneca Lake (Black Hills Regional Park),
Montgomery Co.
Sooty Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Sooty Tern - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
Sooty Tern - Sparrows Point, Baltimore
Pterodroma, sp. - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
Pterodroma, sp. - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
Cory's Shearwater - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
Procellariidae sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Brown Pelican - Royal Oak, Talbot [back when they were rare in the
Bay]
Long-tailed Jaeger - Lilypons, Frederick Co.
Roseate Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Bridled Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
Sooty Tern (5) - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
Sooty Tern - Sherwood, Talbot Co.
Sooty Tern - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Anhinga - Town Hill, Allegany Co.
Black-capped Petrel - St. Michael's, Talbot Co. [specimen]

Floyd - Sep 1999:
Bridled Tern (2) - Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's Co.
Bridled Tern - Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's Co.
Black Skimmer - Georgetown Reservoir, DC
Royal Tern - Gravelly Point, Potomac River, DC
Oceanodroma sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Sooty/Bridled Tern sp. - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.
Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
Sooty Tern - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.

Isabel - Sep 2003:
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (3) - Potomac River, DC
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - Potomac River, DC
Oceanodroma sp. - Potomac River, Marshall Hall, Charles Co.
Red Phalarope - Rock Gap State Park, Allegany Co.
Long-tailed Jaeger - Tilghman Island, Talbot Co.
Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Arctic Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Bridled Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Sooty Tern - Elm Beach, St. Mary's Co.
Sooty Tern - Stevensville, Kent Co.
Sooty Tern - Tolchester, Kent Co.


Please submit reviewable observations to the MD/DC Records
Committee (or you written and/or photo eBird documentation will
get to us, too).

Note: Sooty Terns are no longer reviewable, except from locations
other than over the ocean, coastal Worcester County, in major
Chesapeake Bay tributaries, or along the Potomac River south of
Prince George's County. In other words, Sooty Terns are
reviewable, inland.


There you go! Hope this helps.

Be prepared. Stay safe.

Phil

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MD/DC Records Committee
2549 Vale Court
Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA
301-261-0184
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MD/DCRC Web site: http://www.MDBirds.org/mddcrc/rcindex.html
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Date: 9/14/18 4:46 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] NIGHTHAWK - Finally
After I had given up on seeing any this season, a single materialized
out of a flock of C Swifts and rapidly headed S...

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

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Date: 9/14/18 3:33 pm
From: Francesca Grifo <francescatgrifo...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Digest for - 12 updates in 10 topics
Sand hill cranes still at Dickerson local as of 6 pm Friday! Three of them in the field west of the road before Whites Ferry.

Francesca T. Grifo
Sent from my iPhone - please forgive my brevity!

> On Sep 14, 2018, at 3:55 AM, <mdbirding...> wrote:
>
>
> <mdbirding...> Google Groups
> Topic digest
> View all topics
> Hummers - 1 Update
> Possible Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Kent County - 2 Updates
> Broad-wings Coming - 2 Updates
> Eurasian Collared Dove-Dorchester Co. - 1 Update
> Shorebirds at Polo Fields - 1 Update
> Oxbow Lake: Tricolored Heron & Little Blue Herons - 1 Update
> Dickcissel at Schoolhouse Pond - 1 Update
> Hurricane Birds - 1 Update
> Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/13/18 - 1 Update
> Yard migration - 1 Update
> Hummers
> Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>: Sep 13 06:19PM -0700
>
> Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD
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> Possible Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Kent County
> Dave Palmer <dpalmermd59...>: Sep 13 04:06PM -0700
>
> I received an e-mail from a trusted source about a female Fork-tailed Flycatcher near Worton, MD (Kent County) on Wednesday, September 12. I have no further details but it looks genuine.
>
> Subject: Fwd: Birders
>
> Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>: Sep 13 04:16PM -0700
>
> By it's description, it sounds more like a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, Carroll County
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> Broad-wings Coming
> bob augustine <augustinebob8...>: Sep 13 08:34AM -0700
>
> September is the month when we anticipate the migration of thousands of Broad-winged Hawks, mostly from Canada, through our region on their way to Bolivia and points south. We hope that we will be able to witness the spectacle of the peak flight that usually occurs around the 18th. It used to be earlier, but global warming has moved it later. Small numbers of other hawks, falcons, Ospreys, and eagles will join with them.
>
> We can experience this flight in two main ways. If there is sunny weather, the hawks will move into the coastal plain where they can use thermals and pass over us at about 3,000 feet. They are just dots, barely visible to the naked eye, but if there are nice, big, puffy cumulus clouds you may see large, swirling flocks (called "kettles" because they resemble the swirling air bubbles in a boiling kettle) against them anywhere in our region, which is quite a sight, but only with binoculars.
>
> If there is no sun, the Broad-wings cannot use their preferred method for
> migrating. They will move to the mountains and follow ridges sw--on a heading of 242 degrees, generally at lower altitudes, toward Corpus Christi, Texas and the eastern slope of Mexico. That's the time to go to the hawkwatches, which are mostly on ridges. There you will see flocks arise in the ne and cross the ridge to the sw. This pattern is unique to Broad-wings. Other hawks just follow ridges.
>
> Rarely, inclement weather will approach from the west and trap birds up against the Chesapeake Bay and a low-altitude, forced flight will be concentrated through Montgomery County, but it has proven impossible to determine exactly where. A couple of years ago a flight at Cromwell Valley Park, n of Baltimore, crossed Montgomery County near Darnestown 2 hours later. Other flights have crossed near Great Falls. The last couple of years have had sunny conditions and the flight passed high over us largely undetected.
>
> Bad weather next week could divert the entire flight to the west.
>
> Bob Augustine
> Rockville, MD
> 13 Sept. 2018
> Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>: Sep 13 02:17PM -0700
>
> On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:34:03 AM UTC-4, bob augustine wrote:
>
> > Bob Augustine
> > Rockville, MD
> > 13 Sept. 2018
>
> Thanks for your insights, Bob.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, Carroll
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> Eurasian Collared Dove-Dorchester Co.
> Mark Johnson <mj3151...>: Sep 13 08:29PM
>
> I had a Eurasian Collared Dove this morning, moving around the intersection of Rte. 14 and Palmer Mill Rd. in Rhodesdale. The bird flew in to the top of a utility pole and sang several times. I lost track of it and left for a while. When I returned, the bird was back up on another pole, but flew off to the SW over a corn field pursuing a Mourning Dove that flew by. I didn't stick around to see if it returned. Last seen at 11:27 AM.
>
>
> Mark Johnson
>
> Aberdeen, MD
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> Shorebirds at Polo Fields
> Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>: Sep 13 11:57AM -0700
>
> There were still at least three dozen shorebirds at the Polo Fields at 2 pm: Pectorals, White-rumped, Least, Semipalmated Sands, Yellowlegs, and Killdeer, of course. Lots of puddles, where they gather, some fairly close to the road.
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> Oxbow Lake: Tricolored Heron & Little Blue Herons
> Marcy Stutzman <marciastutzman...>: Sep 13 10:18AM -0700
>
> While looking at a Great Egret through my scope this morning, I was surprised to see a Tricolored Heron fly into view and land on a snag. I tried getting my camera out to take a picture, but it started raining hard and I had to head for cover. I took pictures of a Tricolored Heron on 20180902, perhaps this is the same one. The vegetation is so high that it is easy for the herons and egrets to hide from sight. My eBird list is below.
>
> Marcy Stutzman
> Russett, MD 20724
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ebird-checklist <ebird-checklist...>
> Sent: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 1:09 pm
> Subject: eBird Report - Oxbow Lake, Sep 13, 2018
>
> Oxbow Lake, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
> Sep 13, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Conditions: Overcast, foggy, drizzly, rainy, cool breezes once in a while.
> 25 species
>
> Canada Goose 5
> Wood Duck 10
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Great Egret 5
> Little Blue Heron 4
>
> Tricolored Heron 1 Continuing. While watching other herons a Tricolored Heron flew in and landed on a snag. Mix of blue-gray, lavender, and white with white stripe down the middle of neck.
>
> Green Heron 2
> Bald Eagle 2
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2
> Belted Kingfisher 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 7
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 6
>
> Common Raven 3 First heard, then observed flying over the trees on the western shore. Came from the direction of Bacontown and flew in the direction of Annapolis Junction. Two Ravens flew ahead while one lingered too long. A Red-shouldered Hawk took to the air to harass the Raven.
>
> Carolina Chickadee 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Carolina Wren 4
> Eastern Bluebird 3
> Cedar Waxwing 1
> Eastern Towhee 2
> Northern Cardinal 6
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48480994
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> Dickcissel at Schoolhouse Pond
> Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...>: Sep 13 04:52PM
>
> I found a very unexpected bird at Schoolhouse Pond today during my lunchtime walk. There was an immature Dickcissel in the weeds and small shrubs near the rear observation platform. I got decent views of the bird as it briefly perched in the open atop one of the small shrubs. It was foraging with a few Song Sparrows in the weeds/wetland vegetation as I walked out to the platform and the birds flushed up to the bush. This bird must just be migrating through and I can't imagine that it would hang out for too long at this location as the habitat probably isn't ideal for the species. However, with the water level so low at the pond the last few years, the rear mudflats are becoming increasingly overgrown and weedy and possibly more attractive to migrant sparrows (perhaps a Nelson's Sparrow?) and other birds with preferences for open, but slightly overgrown areas. Good birding,
> Fred <ShafferGlaucousGull...>, Maryland
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> Hurricane Birds
> bob augustine <augustinebob8...>: Sep 13 08:08AM -0700
>
> Hurricanes that go N through Texas sometimes deliver frigate birds (abundant along the Texas coast)to the Great Lakes. Remarkably, they can turn up as much as a month after the passage of the hurricane. Gordon went through Mississippi, but could have picked up a frigate bird. Hope for a female or immature. Three species have been recorded in the U.S., but adult males are very similar.
>
> It matters where a hurricane has been and how fast it moves. The annual return of pelagic birds to the southern hemisphere has already taken place --as usual around Labor Day. Florence cannot contain birds from the Florida coast like hurricanes that follow the coast do. If it takes too long getting here, all the birds in it will die from exhaustion. Those trapped in the eye cannot escape. The winds in the eyewall will tear them apart. Years ago, one hurricane whose eye dissolved in the lower Chesapeake Bay had its major fallout on the Hudson River at Albany--Sooty Terns mostly.
>
> Florence is interesting because it passed south of Bermuda and is crossing the Gulf Stream before making landfall. Some of the pelagic species found in the southern Gulf Stream could get caught in the eye or may flee west in front of the storm. These could turn up at inland lakes later. The smallest ones will be hard to see.
>
> Birders have repeatedly found that hurricane strays usually disappear very quickly. In some cases the only birds seen were during the storm. When conditions allow, Sandy Point State Park is a good location to watch from after the storm and easy to get to. Be sure to check that the Park isn't closed. Wherever you are, be alert for the big, high-flying frigate birds, especially near water.
>
> Think carefully before putting yourself, your car, or your equipment through the blowing sand and wind. Beware of fallen and falling trees.
>
> Bob Augustine
> Rockville, MD
> 13 Sept. 2018
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> Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/13/18
> Wallace Kornack <wallace...>: Sep 13 09:55AM -0400
>
> This overcast morning (9/13) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park…………...
>
> Fellow birders saw the following birds:
>
> Black-and-white Warbler
> American Redstart
> Mourning Dove 2
> Common Nighthawk
> Chimney Swift 20+
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 3
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Empidonax sp.
> Great Crested Flycatcher
> Red-eyed Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 4
> Carolina Chickadee
> Tufted Titmouse
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Carolina Wren 2
> American Robin 3
> Common Grackle 3
> Northern Cardinal 2
>
> Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Marina True, Scott
>
> Have Fun Birding!
>
> Wallace Kornack
> Washington DC
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> Yard migration
> <birderick...>: Sep 13 06:31AM -0700
>
> Not much to be seen in the trees or yard this morning, given the breezy conditions and clouds moving E>W, but I did have two different adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS fly over, basically from N>S, and perhaps another or one of the same that I didn't get a good view of. As I sat on my "hawk bench" which faces NE with a clear view of the sky, doing my tally, a MERLIN came streaking out from just above the tree-line, then shot across right over me and continued south, like it was shot out of a cannon. By the overall darkness below, it was likely a juvenile, and Yard bird No.104 for the year! Last years also came in early September. Also, while sitting there I heard several distinct low deep croaks of a COMMON RAVEN from somewhere to the east. It was setting out to be a good yard day, but I have to leave shortly...
>
> Yesterday I had a pretty male American Redstart and a Tennessee Warbler, but otherwise quiet.
>
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine,MD
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Date: 9/14/18 3:28 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
Had two migrants yesterday and three today, including a male on both days.


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Date: 9/14/18 3:09 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: More Anne Arundel County Raven Sightings
On Friday, September 14, 2018 at 5:10:16 PM UTC-4, David Smith wrote:
> I was conducting fieldwork yesterday along a BGE transmission line at the Millersville Landfill in Anne Arundel County. I heard a raven call and looked northeast up the transmission line to see two ravens perched on a transmission tower. They remained briefly then flew off to the east. Same birds as the Annapolis Junction perhaps?
>
> David Smith

The transfer station in Annapolis Junction is only a few miles SW of where my daughter lives, and the Raven we heard was a bit NW, on the north side of Rt. 175, from her.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/14/18 2:37 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:19:48 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD

I just saw two battling by the feeders. Still, I think the locals have left and now I'm seeing transients.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/14/18 2:10 pm
From: Karen Cyr <karen.cyr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
On Friday, September 14, 2018 at 9:54:04 AM UTC-7, katahdinss wrote:
> Hi,
>
> This from Mike Bowen by phone:
>
> There are three Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road fairly close to White’s Ferry.
>
> Here are the specific details:
>
> Address is 24461-24499 Old River Rd, Dickerson, MD. The lat-long is (39.1427392,-77.5083290)
>
> West side of road in soybean field, about 150 yards back. Mike describes the field as having a thin line of turf, some soybeans, and some brown corn. The birds were on the turf but flushed into the beans when spooked by a van.
>
> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville, MD
>
> Sent from my iPad

Still there at 3:30 pm, along with a school bus that cut our visit short. Best to use GPS coordinates for NAV system.

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Date: 9/14/18 2:10 pm
From: David Smith <lacsmith12...>
Subject: [MDBirding] More Anne Arundel County Raven Sightings
I was conducting fieldwork yesterday along a BGE transmission line at the Millersville Landfill in Anne Arundel County. I heard a raven call and looked northeast up the transmission line to see two ravens perched on a transmission tower. They remained briefly then flew off to the east. Same birds as the Annapolis Junction perhaps?

David Smith

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Date: 9/14/18 12:51 pm
From: 'MikeBowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
On Friday, September 14, 2018 at 12:54:04 PM UTC-4, katahdinss wrote:
> Hi,
>
> This from Mike Bowen by phone:
>
> There are three Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road fairly close to White’s Ferry.
>
> Here are the specific details:
>
> Address is 24461-24499 Old River Rd, Dickerson, MD. The lat-long is (39.1427392,-77.5083290)
>
> West side of road in soybean field, about 150 yards back. Mike describes the field as having a thin line of turf, some soybeans, and some brown corn. The birds were on the turf but flushed into the beans when spooked by a van.
>
> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville, MD
>
> Sent from my iPad


The 3 birds were still in pretty much the same location at 1:50 p.m., although they then flew off for a short distance. Photos are in my eBird checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48500301

Thanks to Gail M. for posting on my behalf.

Mike Bowen
Bethesda

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Date: 9/14/18 12:32 pm
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers

We still have them, too.

Pat ValdataCrisfield, MD
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-------- Original message --------From: Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...> Date: 9/14/18 8:29 AM (GMT-05:00) To: Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...> Cc: Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers

None yesterday, but just saw one this morning.

Ann Hobbs
Silver Spring, MD



> On Sep 13, 2018, at 9:19 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
>
> Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD
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Date: 9/14/18 12:14 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: River Road Cranes
Now at 24301 River just west of previous spot.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 3:05 PM Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> wrote:

> In the time I took to send that, they departed, apparently West.
>
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 2:59 PM Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
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>
>> Currently at 24284-24386 River Rd.
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Date: 9/14/18 12:05 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: River Road Cranes
In the time I took to send that, they departed, apparently West.

On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 2:59 PM Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> wrote:

> Currently at 24284-24386 River Rd.
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Date: 9/14/18 12:00 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] River Road Cranes
Currently at 24284-24386 River Rd.
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Date: 9/14/18 9:54 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road now!
Hi,

This from Mike Bowen by phone:

There are three Sandhill Cranes along Old River Road fairly close to White’s Ferry.

Here are the specific details:

Address is 24461-24499 Old River Rd, Dickerson, MD. The lat-long is (39.1427392,-77.5083290)

West side of road in soybean field, about 150 yards back. Mike describes the field as having a thin line of turf, some soybeans, and some brown corn. The birds were on the turf but flushed into the beans when spooked by a van.

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, MD

Sent from my iPad

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Date: 9/14/18 6:38 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:19:48 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD

At 9:30 (9/14) a large female was sipping nectar from the feeder closest to the house. She didn't stop to perch on any of the usual spots, but instead flew straight out across the yard when she was finished. Likely a transient. Keep your feeders filled and ready folks.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/14/18 6:35 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Hummers
On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9:19:48 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD

At 9:30, a large female was sipping from the feeder closest to the house, then took off across the yard. Not searching on any of the usual spots, and likely a transient.

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Date: 9/14/18 6:19 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/14/18
This slow morning (9/14) at Rock Creek Park with Bill Butler, Leon Kass, and Jim Lemert……...

——Ridge (Jim)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Carolina Wren
Common Grackle

——Fence Line (Leon)
Common Yellowthroat

——Maintenance Yard
Common Yellowthroat
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 30
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 17
House Wren
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 9
Gray Catbird 2
Common Grackle 3

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC






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Date: 9/14/18 5:29 am
From: Ann Hobbs <hobbs_ann...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers

None yesterday, but just saw one this morning.

Ann Hobbs
Silver Spring, MD



> On Sep 13, 2018, at 9:19 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
>
> Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD
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Date: 9/13/18 6:19 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hummers
Yesterday there were still several coming to my feeders. I didn't see any today, so I suspect they left last night. I've refilled both feeders and put them out again, but it looks like they've moved on.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/13/18 4:16 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Possible Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Kent County
By it's description, it sounds more like a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll County

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Date: 9/13/18 4:07 pm
From: Dave Palmer <dpalmermd59...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Possible Fork-tailed Flycatcher in Kent County
I received an e-mail from a trusted source about a female Fork-tailed Flycatcher near Worton, MD (Kent County) on Wednesday, September 12. I have no further details but it looks genuine.

Subject: Fwd: Birders

> Subject: Fwd: Birders
> Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 4:18 PM
>
> FYI from my neighborhood
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From:
> "'Bob '
>
> Hi... Linda and I
> spotted a female forked tail flycatcher in our backyard Sunday
> afternoon. I just saw it again in our backyard.
> It's an accidental that seldom is seen outside of Mexico and Texas. Be
> on the lookout. It has an almost solid white
> (flycatcher) head with a light gray body and grayish wings.
> Plus a long grayish 'forked' tail. There was one at Eastern Neck about
> 8 years ago. Both probably here because of the series of storms that
> occurred between here and its normal home.

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Date: 9/13/18 2:17 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Broad-wings Coming
On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 11:34:03 AM UTC-4, bob augustine wrote:
> September is the month when we anticipate the migration of thousands of Broad-winged Hawks, mostly from Canada, through our region on their way to Bolivia and points south. We hope that we will be able to witness the spectacle of the peak flight that usually occurs around the 18th. It used to be earlier, but global warming has moved it later. Small numbers of other hawks, falcons, Ospreys, and eagles will join with them.
>
> We can experience this flight in two main ways. If there is sunny weather, the hawks will move into the coastal plain where they can use thermals and pass over us at about 3,000 feet. They are just dots, barely visible to the naked eye, but if there are nice, big, puffy cumulus clouds you may see large, swirling flocks (called "kettles" because they resemble the swirling air bubbles in a boiling kettle) against them anywhere in our region, which is quite a sight, but only with binoculars.
>
> If there is no sun, the Broad-wings cannot use their preferred method for
> migrating. They will move to the mountains and follow ridges sw--on a heading of 242 degrees, generally at lower altitudes, toward Corpus Christi, Texas and the eastern slope of Mexico. That's the time to go to the hawkwatches, which are mostly on ridges. There you will see flocks arise in the ne and cross the ridge to the sw. This pattern is unique to Broad-wings. Other hawks just follow ridges.
>
> Rarely, inclement weather will approach from the west and trap birds up against the Chesapeake Bay and a low-altitude, forced flight will be concentrated through Montgomery County, but it has proven impossible to determine exactly where. A couple of years ago a flight at Cromwell Valley Park, n of Baltimore, crossed Montgomery County near Darnestown 2 hours later. Other flights have crossed near Great Falls. The last couple of years have had sunny conditions and the flight passed high over us largely undetected.
>
> Bad weather next week could divert the entire flight to the west.
>
> Bob Augustine
> Rockville, MD
> 13 Sept. 2018

Thanks for your insights, Bob.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll

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Date: 9/13/18 1:38 pm
From: Mark Johnson <mj3151...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Eurasian Collared Dove-Dorchester Co.
I had a Eurasian Collared Dove this morning, moving around the intersection of Rte. 14 and Palmer Mill Rd. in Rhodesdale. The bird flew in to the top of a utility pole and sang several times. I lost track of it and left for a while. When I returned, the bird was back up on another pole, but flew off to the SW over a corn field pursuing a Mourning Dove that flew by. I didn't stick around to see if it returned. Last seen at 11:27 AM.


Mark Johnson

Aberdeen, MD

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Date: 9/13/18 11:57 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Shorebirds at Polo Fields
There were still at least three dozen shorebirds at the Polo Fields at 2 pm: Pectorals, White-rumped, Least, Semipalmated Sands, Yellowlegs, and Killdeer, of course. Lots of puddles, where they gather, some fairly close to the road.

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Date: 9/13/18 10:18 am
From: 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Oxbow Lake: Tricolored Heron & Little Blue Herons
While looking at a Great Egret through my scope this morning, I was surprised to see a Tricolored Heron fly into view and land on a snag. I tried getting my camera out to take a picture, but it started raining hard and I had to head for cover. I took pictures of a Tricolored Heron on 20180902, perhaps this is the same one. The vegetation is so high that it is easy for the herons and egrets to hide from sight. My eBird list is below.

Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Subject: eBird Report - Oxbow Lake, Sep 13, 2018

Oxbow Lake, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
Sep 13, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Conditions: Overcast, foggy, drizzly, rainy, cool breezes once in a while.
25 species

Canada Goose 5
Wood Duck 10
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 5
Little Blue Heron 4

Tricolored Heron 1 Continuing. While watching other herons a Tricolored Heron flew in and landed on a snag. Mix of blue-gray, lavender, and white with white stripe down the middle of neck.

Green Heron 2
Bald Eagle 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 7
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 6

Common Raven 3 First heard, then observed flying over the trees on the western shore. Came from the direction of Bacontown and flew in the direction of Annapolis Junction. Two Ravens flew ahead while one lingered too long. A Red-shouldered Hawk took to the air to harass the Raven.

Carolina Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 4
Eastern Bluebird 3
Cedar Waxwing 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48480994

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Date: 9/13/18 9:53 am
From: Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Dickcissel at Schoolhouse Pond
I found a very unexpected bird at Schoolhouse Pond today during my lunchtime walk. There was an immature Dickcissel in the weeds and small shrubs near the rear observation platform.  I got decent views of the bird as it briefly perched in the open atop one of the small shrubs. It was foraging with a few Song Sparrows in the weeds/wetland vegetation as I walked out to the platform and the birds flushed up to the bush. This bird must just be migrating through and I can't imagine that it would hang out for too long at this location as the habitat probably isn't ideal for the species.  However, with the water level so low at the pond the last few years, the rear mudflats are becoming increasingly overgrown and weedy and possibly more attractive to migrant sparrows (perhaps a Nelson's Sparrow?) and other birds with preferences for open, but slightly overgrown areas. Good birding,
Fred <ShafferGlaucousGull...>, Maryland

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Date: 9/13/18 8:34 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broad-wings Coming
September is the month when we anticipate the migration of thousands of Broad-winged Hawks, mostly from Canada, through our region on their way to Bolivia and points south. We hope that we will be able to witness the spectacle of the peak flight that usually occurs around the 18th. It used to be earlier, but global warming has moved it later. Small numbers of other hawks, falcons, Ospreys, and eagles will join with them.

We can experience this flight in two main ways. If there is sunny weather, the hawks will move into the coastal plain where they can use thermals and pass over us at about 3,000 feet. They are just dots, barely visible to the naked eye, but if there are nice, big, puffy cumulus clouds you may see large, swirling flocks (called "kettles" because they resemble the swirling air bubbles in a boiling kettle) against them anywhere in our region, which is quite a sight, but only with binoculars.

If there is no sun, the Broad-wings cannot use their preferred method for
migrating. They will move to the mountains and follow ridges sw--on a heading of 242 degrees, generally at lower altitudes, toward Corpus Christi, Texas and the eastern slope of Mexico. That's the time to go to the hawkwatches, which are mostly on ridges. There you will see flocks arise in the ne and cross the ridge to the sw. This pattern is unique to Broad-wings. Other hawks just follow ridges.

Rarely, inclement weather will approach from the west and trap birds up against the Chesapeake Bay and a low-altitude, forced flight will be concentrated through Montgomery County, but it has proven impossible to determine exactly where. A couple of years ago a flight at Cromwell Valley Park, n of Baltimore, crossed Montgomery County near Darnestown 2 hours later. Other flights have crossed near Great Falls. The last couple of years have had sunny conditions and the flight passed high over us largely undetected.

Bad weather next week could divert the entire flight to the west.

Bob Augustine
Rockville, MD
13 Sept. 2018

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Date: 9/13/18 8:08 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hurricane Birds
Hurricanes that go N through Texas sometimes deliver frigate birds (abundant along the Texas coast)to the Great Lakes. Remarkably, they can turn up as much as a month after the passage of the hurricane. Gordon went through Mississippi, but could have picked up a frigate bird. Hope for a female or immature. Three species have been recorded in the U.S., but adult males are very similar.

It matters where a hurricane has been and how fast it moves. The annual return of pelagic birds to the southern hemisphere has already taken place --as usual around Labor Day. Florence cannot contain birds from the Florida coast like hurricanes that follow the coast do. If it takes too long getting here, all the birds in it will die from exhaustion. Those trapped in the eye cannot escape. The winds in the eyewall will tear them apart. Years ago, one hurricane whose eye dissolved in the lower Chesapeake Bay had its major fallout on the Hudson River at Albany--Sooty Terns mostly.

Florence is interesting because it passed south of Bermuda and is crossing the Gulf Stream before making landfall. Some of the pelagic species found in the southern Gulf Stream could get caught in the eye or may flee west in front of the storm. These could turn up at inland lakes later. The smallest ones will be hard to see.

Birders have repeatedly found that hurricane strays usually disappear very quickly. In some cases the only birds seen were during the storm. When conditions allow, Sandy Point State Park is a good location to watch from after the storm and easy to get to. Be sure to check that the Park isn't closed. Wherever you are, be alert for the big, high-flying frigate birds, especially near water.

Think carefully before putting yourself, your car, or your equipment through the blowing sand and wind. Beware of fallen and falling trees.

Bob Augustine
Rockville, MD
13 Sept. 2018

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Date: 9/13/18 6:55 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/13/18
This overcast morning (9/13) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park…………...

Fellow birders saw the following birds:

Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Mourning Dove 2
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift 20+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Empidonax sp.
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 4
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 3
Common Grackle 3
Northern Cardinal 2

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Marina True, Scott

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/13/18 6:31 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Yard migration
Not much to be seen in the trees or yard this morning, given the breezy conditions and clouds moving E>W, but I did have two different adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS fly over, basically from N>S, and perhaps another or one of the same that I didn't get a good view of. As I sat on my "hawk bench" which faces NE with a clear view of the sky, doing my tally, a MERLIN came streaking out from just above the tree-line, then shot across right over me and continued south, like it was shot out of a cannon. By the overall darkness below, it was likely a juvenile, and Yard bird No.104 for the year! Last years also came in early September. Also, while sitting there I heard several distinct low deep croaks of a COMMON RAVEN from somewhere to the east. It was setting out to be a good yard day, but I have to leave shortly...

Yesterday I had a pretty male American Redstart and a Tennessee Warbler, but otherwise quiet.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 9/12/18 10:24 pm
From: 'Peter Kaestner' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Post Hurricane Florence birding
Amen, great work.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 13, 2018, at 02:55, 'Bird couple' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>
> My thanks too, Phil. This is fascinating and super useful.
>
> Warren Strobel
> Annapolis
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Sep 12, 2018, at 7:38 PM, world oceans <world.oceans7...> wrote:
>>
>> Thanks, Phil! I am sure we all greatly appreciate your efforts in compiling this summary.
>>
>> Safe birding,
>> James Gibson
>>
>>> On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:56 AM Phil Davis <pdavis...> wrote:
>>> Hi MDBirders:
>>>
>>> Apparently there is no historical storm that very closely matches the characteristics of Florence; however, there have been some earlier similar strong storms that moved inland into the Carolinas, particularly Hazel, Hugo, Fran, Floyd, and Isabel.
>>>
>>> I did a quick and dirty search of the MD/DC Records Committee database to see what pelagic-type birds were reported in the wake of these storms. The results are tallied, below. I am making no distinction between records that were accepted and reports that were not accepted, or even reports for which no documentation was provided (many ... sigh) and, therefore, no review could be conducted. This information is provided primarily to pique your interest and prepare your thinking about where you may want to go (safely!) after the storm passes. For each hurricane, the entries basically follow a chronologic, not taxonomic, order:
>>>
>>> Hazel - Oct 1954:
>>> Leach's Storm-Petrel - Royal Oak, Talbot Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Baltimore City
>>>
>>> Hugo - Sep 1989:
>>> Pterodroma, sp. - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
>>> Red Phalarope - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
>>> Great Cormorant - Sycamore Landing, Montgomery Co.
>>> American White Pelican - Blackwater NWR, Dorchester [back when they were rare in MD]
>>>
>>> Fran - Sep 1996:
>>> Parasitic Jaeger - Sparrows Pt., Baltimore
>>> Roseate Tern - Potomac River, DC
>>> Sooty Tern - Little Seneca Lake (Black Hills Regional Park), Montgomery Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Sparrows Point, Baltimore
>>> Pterodroma, sp. - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
>>> Pterodroma, sp. - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
>>> Cory's Shearwater - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
>>> Procellariidae sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>>> Brown Pelican - Royal Oak, Talbot [back when they were rare in the Bay]
>>> Long-tailed Jaeger - Lilypons, Frederick Co.
>>> Roseate Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
>>> Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>>> Bridled Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
>>> Sooty Tern (5) - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Sherwood, Talbot Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>>> Anhinga - Town Hill, Allegany Co.
>>> Black-capped Petrel - St. Michael's, Talbot Co. [specimen]
>>>
>>> Floyd - Sep 1999:
>>> Bridled Tern (2) - Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's Co.
>>> Bridled Tern - Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's Co.
>>> Black Skimmer - Georgetown Reservoir, DC
>>> Royal Tern - Gravelly Point, Potomac River, DC
>>> Oceanodroma sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>>> Sooty/Bridled Tern sp. - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.
>>>
>>> Isabel - Sep 2003:
>>> Wilson's Storm-Petrel (3) - Potomac River, DC
>>> Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - Potomac River, DC
>>> Oceanodroma sp. - Potomac River, Marshall Hall, Charles Co.
>>> Red Phalarope - Rock Gap State Park, Allegany Co.
>>> Long-tailed Jaeger - Tilghman Island, Talbot Co.
>>> Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>>> Arctic Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>>> Bridled Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Elm Beach, St. Mary's Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Stevensville, Kent Co.
>>> Sooty Tern - Tolchester, Kent Co.
>>>
>>>
>>> Please submit reviewable observations to the MD/DC Records Committee (or you written and/or photo eBird documentation will get to us, too).
>>>
>>> Note: Sooty Terns are no longer reviewable, except from locations other than over the ocean, coastal Worcester County, in major Chesapeake Bay tributaries, or along the Potomac River south of Prince George's County. In other words, Sooty Terns are reviewable, inland.
>>>
>>>
>>> There you go! Hope this helps.
>>>
>>> Be prepared. Stay safe.
>>>
>>> Phil
>>>
>>> ===================================================
>>> Phil Davis, Secretary
>>> MD/DC Records Committee
>>> 2549 Vale Court
>>> Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA
>>> 301-261-0184
>>> mailto:<PDavis...>
>>>
>>> MD/DCRC Web site: http://www.MDBirds.org/mddcrc/rcindex.html
>>> ===================================================
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Date: 9/12/18 5:56 pm
From: 'Bird couple' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Post Hurricane Florence birding
My thanks too, Phil. This is fascinating and super useful.

Warren Strobel
Annapolis

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 12, 2018, at 7:38 PM, world oceans <world.oceans7...> wrote:
>
> Thanks, Phil! I am sure we all greatly appreciate your efforts in compiling this summary.
>
> Safe birding,
> James Gibson
>
>> On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:56 AM Phil Davis <pdavis...> wrote:
>> Hi MDBirders:
>>
>> Apparently there is no historical storm that very closely matches the characteristics of Florence; however, there have been some earlier similar strong storms that moved inland into the Carolinas, particularly Hazel, Hugo, Fran, Floyd, and Isabel.
>>
>> I did a quick and dirty search of the MD/DC Records Committee database to see what pelagic-type birds were reported in the wake of these storms. The results are tallied, below. I am making no distinction between records that were accepted and reports that were not accepted, or even reports for which no documentation was provided (many ... sigh) and, therefore, no review could be conducted. This information is provided primarily to pique your interest and prepare your thinking about where you may want to go (safely!) after the storm passes. For each hurricane, the entries basically follow a chronologic, not taxonomic, order:
>>
>> Hazel - Oct 1954:
>> Leach's Storm-Petrel - Royal Oak, Talbot Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Baltimore City
>>
>> Hugo - Sep 1989:
>> Pterodroma, sp. - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
>> Red Phalarope - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
>> Great Cormorant - Sycamore Landing, Montgomery Co.
>> American White Pelican - Blackwater NWR, Dorchester [back when they were rare in MD]
>>
>> Fran - Sep 1996:
>> Parasitic Jaeger - Sparrows Pt., Baltimore
>> Roseate Tern - Potomac River, DC
>> Sooty Tern - Little Seneca Lake (Black Hills Regional Park), Montgomery Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
>> Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Sparrows Point, Baltimore
>> Pterodroma, sp. - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
>> Pterodroma, sp. - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
>> Cory's Shearwater - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
>> Procellariidae sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>> Brown Pelican - Royal Oak, Talbot [back when they were rare in the Bay]
>> Long-tailed Jaeger - Lilypons, Frederick Co.
>> Roseate Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
>> Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>> Bridled Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
>> Sooty Tern (5) - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Sherwood, Talbot Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
>> Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>> Anhinga - Town Hill, Allegany Co.
>> Black-capped Petrel - St. Michael's, Talbot Co. [specimen]
>>
>> Floyd - Sep 1999:
>> Bridled Tern (2) - Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's Co.
>> Bridled Tern - Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's Co.
>> Black Skimmer - Georgetown Reservoir, DC
>> Royal Tern - Gravelly Point, Potomac River, DC
>> Oceanodroma sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>> Sooty/Bridled Tern sp. - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.
>>
>> Isabel - Sep 2003:
>> Wilson's Storm-Petrel (3) - Potomac River, DC
>> Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - Potomac River, DC
>> Oceanodroma sp. - Potomac River, Marshall Hall, Charles Co.
>> Red Phalarope - Rock Gap State Park, Allegany Co.
>> Long-tailed Jaeger - Tilghman Island, Talbot Co.
>> Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>> Arctic Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>> Bridled Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Elm Beach, St. Mary's Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Stevensville, Kent Co.
>> Sooty Tern - Tolchester, Kent Co.
>>
>>
>> Please submit reviewable observations to the MD/DC Records Committee (or you written and/or photo eBird documentation will get to us, too).
>>
>> Note: Sooty Terns are no longer reviewable, except from locations other than over the ocean, coastal Worcester County, in major Chesapeake Bay tributaries, or along the Potomac River south of Prince George's County. In other words, Sooty Terns are reviewable, inland.
>>
>>
>> There you go! Hope this helps.
>>
>> Be prepared. Stay safe.
>>
>> Phil
>>
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>> MD/DC Records Committee
>> 2549 Vale Court
>> Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA
>> 301-261-0184
>> mailto:<PDavis...>
>>
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Date: 9/12/18 4:38 pm
From: world oceans <world.oceans7...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Post Hurricane Florence birding
Thanks, Phil! I am sure we all greatly appreciate your efforts in compiling
this summary.

Safe birding,
James Gibson

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 12:56 AM Phil Davis <pdavis...> wrote:

> Hi MDBirders:
>
> Apparently there is no historical storm that very closely matches the
> characteristics of Florence; however, there have been some earlier similar
> strong storms that moved inland into the Carolinas, particularly Hazel,
> Hugo, Fran, Floyd, and Isabel.
>
> I did a quick and dirty search of the MD/DC Records Committee database to
> see what pelagic-type birds were reported in the wake of these storms. The
> results are tallied, below. I am making no distinction between records that
> were accepted and reports that were not accepted, or even reports for which
> no documentation was provided (many ... sigh) and, therefore, no review
> could be conducted. This information is provided primarily to pique your
> interest and prepare your thinking about where you may want to go (safely!)
> after the storm passes. For each hurricane, the entries basically follow a
> chronologic, not taxonomic, order:
>
>
> *Hazel - Oct 1954: *Leach's Storm-Petrel - Royal Oak, Talbot Co.
> Sooty Tern - Baltimore City
>
>
> *Hugo - Sep 1989: *Pterodroma, sp. - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
> Red Phalarope - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
> Great Cormorant - Sycamore Landing, Montgomery Co.
> American White Pelican - Blackwater NWR, Dorchester [back when they were
> rare in MD]
>
>
> *Fran - Sep 1996: *Parasitic Jaeger - Sparrows Pt., Baltimore
> Roseate Tern - Potomac River, DC
> Sooty Tern - Little Seneca Lake (Black Hills Regional Park), Montgomery Co.
> Sooty Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
> Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
> Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Sooty Tern - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
> Sooty Tern - Sparrows Point, Baltimore
> Pterodroma, sp. - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
> Pterodroma, sp. - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
> Cory's Shearwater - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
> Procellariidae sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Brown Pelican - Royal Oak, Talbot [back when they were rare in the Bay]
> Long-tailed Jaeger - Lilypons, Frederick Co.
> Roseate Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
> Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Bridled Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
> Sooty Tern (5) - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
> Sooty Tern - Sherwood, Talbot Co.
> Sooty Tern - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
> Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Anhinga - Town Hill, Allegany Co.
> Black-capped Petrel - St. Michael's, Talbot Co. [specimen]
>
>
> *Floyd - Sep 1999: *Bridled Tern (2) - Point Lookout State Park, St.
> Mary's Co.
> Bridled Tern - Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's Co.
> Black Skimmer - Georgetown Reservoir, DC
> Royal Tern - Gravelly Point, Potomac River, DC
> Oceanodroma sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Sooty/Bridled Tern sp. - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.
> Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
> Sooty Tern - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.
>
>
> *Isabel - Sep 2003: *Wilson's Storm-Petrel (3) - Potomac River, DC
> Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - Potomac River, DC
> Oceanodroma sp. - Potomac River, Marshall Hall, Charles Co.
> Red Phalarope - Rock Gap State Park, Allegany Co.
> Long-tailed Jaeger - Tilghman Island, Talbot Co.
> Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Arctic Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Bridled Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
> Sooty Tern - Elm Beach, St. Mary's Co.
> Sooty Tern - Stevensville, Kent Co.
> Sooty Tern - Tolchester, Kent Co.
>
>
> Please submit reviewable observations to the MD/DC Records Committee (or
> you written and/or photo eBird documentation will get to us, too).
>
> Note: Sooty Terns are no longer reviewable, except from locations other
> than over the ocean, coastal Worcester County, in major Chesapeake Bay
> tributaries, or along the Potomac River south of Prince George's County. In
> other words, Sooty Terns are reviewable, inland.
>
>
> There you go! Hope this helps.
>
> Be prepared. Stay safe.
>
> Phil
>
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> 2549 Vale Court
> Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA
> 301-261-0184
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Date: 9/12/18 3:57 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Post Hurricane Florence birding
Hi MDBirders:

Apparently there is no historical storm that very closely matches the
characteristics of Florence; however, there have been some earlier
similar strong storms that moved inland into the Carolinas,
particularly Hazel, Hugo, Fran, Floyd, and Isabel.

I did a quick and dirty search of the MD/DC Records Committee database
to see what pelagic-type birds were reported in the wake of these
storms. The results are tallied, below. I am making no distinction
between records that were accepted and reports that were not accepted,
or even reports for which no documentation was provided (many ...
sigh) and, therefore, no review could be conducted. This information
is provided primarily to pique your interest and prepare your thinking
about where you may want to go (safely!) after the storm passes. For
each hurricane, the entries basically follow a chronologic, not
taxonomic, order:

Hazel - Oct 1954:
Leach's Storm-Petrel - Royal Oak, Talbot Co.
Sooty Tern - Baltimore City

Hugo - Sep 1989:
Pterodroma, sp. - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
Red Phalarope - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
Great Cormorant - Sycamore Landing, Montgomery Co.
American White Pelican - Blackwater NWR, Dorchester [back when they
were rare in MD]

Fran - Sep 1996:
Parasitic Jaeger - Sparrows Pt., Baltimore
Roseate Tern - Potomac River, DC
Sooty Tern - Little Seneca Lake (Black Hills Regional Park),
Montgomery Co.
Sooty Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Sooty Tern - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
Sooty Tern - Sparrows Point, Baltimore
Pterodroma, sp. - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
Pterodroma, sp. - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
Cory's Shearwater - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
Procellariidae sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Brown Pelican - Royal Oak, Talbot [back when they were rare in the
Bay]
Long-tailed Jaeger - Lilypons, Frederick Co.
Roseate Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Bridled Tern - Woodrow Wilson Bridge, PG Co.
Sooty Tern (5) - Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co.
Sooty Tern - Sherwood, Talbot Co.
Sooty Tern - Bellevue, Talbot Co.
Sooty Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Anhinga - Town Hill, Allegany Co.
Black-capped Petrel - St. Michael's, Talbot Co. [specimen]

Floyd - Sep 1999:
Bridled Tern (2) - Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's Co.
Bridled Tern - Point Lookout State Park, St. Mary's Co.
Black Skimmer - Georgetown Reservoir, DC
Royal Tern - Gravelly Point, Potomac River, DC
Oceanodroma sp. - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Sooty/Bridled Tern sp. - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.
Sooty Tern - Ocean City inlet, Worcester Co.
Sooty Tern - Pax River NAS, St. Mary's Co.

Isabel - Sep 2003:
Wilson's Storm-Petrel (3) - Potomac River, DC
Band-rumped Storm-Petrel - Potomac River, DC
Oceanodroma sp. - Potomac River, Marshall Hall, Charles Co.
Red Phalarope - Rock Gap State Park, Allegany Co.
Long-tailed Jaeger - Tilghman Island, Talbot Co.
Roseate Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Arctic Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Bridled Tern - North Beach, Calvert Co.
Sooty Tern - Elm Beach, St. Mary's Co.
Sooty Tern - Stevensville, Kent Co.
Sooty Tern - Tolchester, Kent Co.


Please submit reviewable observations to the MD/DC Records Committee
(or you written and/or photo eBird documentation will get to us, too).

Note: Sooty Terns are no longer reviewable, except from locations
other than over the ocean, coastal Worcester County, in major
Chesapeake Bay tributaries, or along the Potomac River south of Prince
George's County. In other words, Sooty Terns are reviewable, inland.


There you go! Hope this helps.

Be prepared. Stay safe.

Phil

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2549 Vale Court
Davidsonville, Maryland 21035 USA
301-261-0184
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Date: 9/12/18 7:18 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/12/18
This morning (9/12) in the maintenance yard area at Rock Creek Park……….

Fellow birders saw the following birds:

——Yard Parking Lot (Tom, Amy)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Red-eyed Vireo

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 6
Black-throated Green Warbler (Leon)
Wilson's Warbler possible
Mourning Dove 9
Chimney Swift 50+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Empidonax sp. 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Yellow-throated Vireo one seen, one heard
Red-eyed Vireo 9
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 7
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 2
American Goldfinch
Baltimore Oriole 2
Common Grackle 150+ flyby
Northern Cardinal 7

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Marina True, Liza, David, Tom O’Toole, Amy Donovan

Have Fun birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/12/18 4:44 am
From: 'Ross Geredien' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Lake Artemesia Migration Celebration
Prince George’s Audubon and several area sponsors are having a Migration Celebration at Lake Artemesia Saturday Sept. 22nd from 9-1.
“Mi Casa Es Su Casa”
There will be bilingual activities in Spanish and English.
This is a great way to promote birding to families and young people of all ages and backgrounds, so I encourage everyone to spread the word!

Details are here:
https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10102118383090104&id=316365&set=gm.1729947773781476&source=48

Ross Geredien
Mount Rainier

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Date: 9/11/18 4:08 pm
From: Bsykes <mybyrdz5...>
Subject: [MDBirding] E.A.Vaughn Worcester Cattle egrets
Approx. 20 Cattle egret hanging with cattle at farm across from E.A
Vaughn now . This morning 14 Glossy Ibis napping in field in Horntown .off same rt 12.

Bsykes
Accomack va.

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Date: 9/11/18 3:31 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: AA CORA
On Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 10:27:58 AM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> Heard the distinct "cronking" of a Common Raven from my daughters 2nd floor apartment, in Jessup, Anne Arundel County, between 10-10:15 (9/11). New "apartment" bird for her and I, and a pretty good one at that!
>
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, Carroll County

She's also got two hummingbird feeders out, and is still getting 2-3 visitors daily. They weren't happy with me when I went out there in the fog to listen to the Raven.
Rick Sussman
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Date: 9/11/18 2:31 pm
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: AA CORA [Off topic reply - please do not respond to the group]
Not so fond memories , ptomain through the Garden.

On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 5:28 PM Phil Davis <pdavis...> wrote:

> This is a "local color" but "off-topic" reply to Marcy's message ... I
> think I get one of them, free ... so, please don't reply to the group and
> continue the thread, lest I get banned ... So, this is primarily for the
> "old timers" in the group.
>
> ======================================
> At 04:50 PM 09/11/2018, 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding wrote:
> Have your daughter check out the *Annapolis Junction* Transfer Station
> (an eBird hotspot). The ravens are known to check out the *buffet*!
>
> ======================================
> Hey Marcy:
>
> Please don't use the name "Annapolis Junction" and the word "buffet"
> together. They invoke very strong feelings of nostalgia that I just can't
> repress!
>
> Back "in the day," there was a cozy little German restaurant at Annapolis
> Junction, right next to the railroad tracks, called "Henkels." I started
> going there after the monthly meetings of the Annapolis Junction Sports and
> Touring [Sports Car] Club at Ft. Meade.
>
> The menu speciality was "Henkels Grilled Ham and Swiss through the Garden
> on a Hard Roll." Yumm. It was about a foot high. When I first started going
> there, (I won't say which year, but I was in high school !) that sandwich
> costs all of $1.30 (only $.95 without grilling the ham.) The hot German
> potato salad was to die for !
>
> I think the last time I was there, sometime before 1997 when it closed,
> that same sandwich was $4.95!
>
> Thanks for stirring some fond memories ... and hunger pangs!
>
> Like they say, nostalgia just isn't what it used to be !!!
>
> Phil
>
> [image: Emacs!]
>
> http://forums.somd.com/archive/index.php/t-206500.html
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Date: 9/11/18 2:28 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: AA CORA [Off topic reply - please do not respond to the group]
 

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Date: 9/11/18 1:50 pm
From: 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: AA CORA
Have your daughter check out the Annapolis Junction Transfer Station (an eBird hotspot). The ravens are known to check out the buffet!

Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Date: 9/11/18 11:19 am
From: Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Birding after Hurricane Florence
This piece provides advice from an ornithologist at William & Mary. What are your thoughts for Maryland and DC?

https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/florence-is-for-the-birds-and-thats-both-good-and-bad.php

Cheryl Hogue

Silver Spring

And a W&M grad

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Date: 9/11/18 9:49 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Raven Lapidum
I just heard a Common Raven from the boat ramp at Lapidum, Harford County.
It did not linger.

Lots of White-rumps (Matt counted 60, I only saw 23 or so) and two Am
Golden at Harford Airport. The shorebirds are in the fields west of the
airport. Check in with airport and then walk the gravel road just beyond
the house immediately west of airport. L yellowlegs, Solitary, Pectoral,
plenty of Least, and a Harrier. Matt saw a likely juvenile Peregrine.
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Date: 9/11/18 7:28 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] AA CORA
Heard the distinct "cronking" of a Common Raven from my daughters 2nd floor apartment, in Jessup, Anne Arundel County, between 10-10:15 (9/11). New "apartment" bird for her and I, and a pretty good one at that!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll County

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Date: 9/11/18 7:15 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/11/18
This morning (9/11) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park with Jim Lemert, Susan Volman and Rachel………….

Fellow birders saw the following birds:

Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 2
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 100+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren
American Robin 4
Common Grackle 35 flyby
Northern Cardinal 4

——Yard Parking Lot (Rachel)
Veery

Have Fun Birding!

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Date: 9/10/18 5:37 pm
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Lake Artemesia ibis (PG County) checklist

For completeness, here's my checklist for the afternoon:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48423485

-- this includes pics of the Least Sandpiper and the ibis sp. I've put a
movie of the ibis at the URL below if anyone wants to have a go at the ID!
The sandpiper is there too.

http://www.astro.umd.edu/~dcr/xfer/LakeArtemesia180910/

D

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Date: 9/10/18 2:44 pm
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] lake artemesia ibis

the birds continue at 5:45 pm (a second egret flew in and landed further
south)

unfortunately I don’t have much experience with ibis, so I can’t tell if
this is Glossy or White-faced. I didn’t see any white on the face, but no
scope. no eye color either. Otherwise dark overall with greenish tinge
to black feathers, lighter throat and face. possibly injured: it was
hopping on its left leg. I’ve got some likely terrible iPhone photos and
a movie I’ll check later.

also of note: a single Least Sandpiper working the southwest corner of the
lake.

D

On Mon, 10 Sep 2018, Derek C. Richardson wrote:
> all dark, north end of lake with Great
> Egret
>
> can’t tell eye color without scope...

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Date: 9/10/18 1:10 pm
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] lake artemesia ibis

all dark, north end of lake with Great Egret

can’t tell eye color without scope...

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Date: 9/10/18 9:30 am
From: Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...>
Subject: [MDBirding] 2 Little Blue Herons at Schoolhouse Pond
During my lunchtime walk today, I had not one, but two immature Little Blue Herons.  Both birds flew in while I was walking and landed in the somewhat flooded mudflats at the rear of the pond near some cattails.  They were still present when I left, foraging near a Great Egret.  There was also a large contingent of Tree Swallows hawking for insects over the pond.  Good birding,
Fred <ShafferGlaucousGull...>, Maryland

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Date: 9/10/18 7:50 am
From: Orietta <orietta.candela...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Godwits Central Sod Farms? Still there this AM???
I’m driving back from DE and wondered if anyone had seen them this morning?

Thanks.

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Date: 9/9/18 3:30 pm
From: David Mozurkewich <mozurk...>
Subject: [MDBirding] MOS fall bird count


Next weekend, September 15-16, is the MOS annual Fall bird count.
Saturday or Sunday, depending on the county. Prince George's county is
on Sunday and we would like to have your help. If you are interested in
helping here, please contact me. Otherwise, contact the compiler(s)
for the county(ies) where you will be birding next weekend and
volunteer. You can find a list of compilers here

https://mdbirds.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Fall-Count-2018-Web-Info-File-20180828.pdf

You *know* you want to go birding so don't look at any long-range
weather forecasts, just do the right thing and contact a county
compiler today.

David Mozurkewich
Lanham, PG county, Maryland

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Date: 9/9/18 1:09 pm
From: Max Wilson <max.wilson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Am Golden-Plovers at Polo Fields MoCo
The American Golden-Plovers, Buff-bellied Sandpiper, and White-rumped Sandpiper were all present at the Hughes Rd polo fields this morning in the rain. Sorry for not reporting earlier.

Max Wilson
Potomac, Montgomery

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Date: 9/9/18 9:31 am
From: 'Ross Geredien' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Patuxent Bird Club Event
Greetings everyone,

Patuxent Bird Club and Prince George’s County Audubon invite you to:
The Legacy of Bud Taylor, presented by Dr. Matthew Perry.
Tuesday, September 11, 7:30 pm
Monthly Meeting and Speaker Program
College Park Airport Operations Building, 2nd Floor
1909 Corporal Frank Scott Dr.
Doors open at 7 pm. For more information go to:
https://patuxentbirdclub.org/calendar-3/#sepmtg

Ross Geredien
Mount Rainier

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Date: 9/8/18 7:03 pm
From: Rick Borchelt <rborchelt...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Am Golden-Plovers at Polo Fields MoCo
On Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1:08:32 PM UTC-4, Tom Kimbis wrote:
> On Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:50:58 AM UTC-4, Linda Friedland wrote:
> > Two American
> > Golden-plovers in lovely breeding plumage foraging near Killdeer
> > at 10 a.m. Nearby- a single Pectoral Sandpiper. Thanks to Woody
> > and Rae Dubois for first reporting!
> >
> >
> >
> > Linda Friedland
> >
> > Montgomery Co
>
> By 11 am were up to close to 40 Killdeer with the 4 or 5 Golden Plovers, many Pectoral Sandpipers, a handful of Least Sandpipers, and two Semi-Palmated Sandpipers.

At the end of the day, around 6 pm, there were nearly 20 Pectorals and a Buff-bellied Sandpiper in addition to the 5 American Golden-plovers. Dipped on the Semi-palmateds but the birds were wary of the two hawks in the next field over and some may have departed.

Hughes Rd. polo fields, Montgomery, Maryland, US
Sep 8, 2018 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Following leads from MDBirding about a good concentration of shorebirds on the wet polo fields, I spent the late afternoon sorting through good numbers of plovers and peeps/pipers. Cloudy, cool (low 60's), intermittent drizzle. Most birds were concentrated around flood areas of the fields closest to the low red dividing barrier. Joined Brenton Reyner, already on location and on the golden-plovers when I arrived.

13 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 4
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica) 5 all adults still in full breeding plumage
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) X
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 14
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Calidris subruficollis) 1 Singleton, associating casually with somewhat smaller pectoral sandpipers. Plain warm buffy breast extending up onto cheek, short bill, light legs. Darkly scaled back. Head smaller relative to body than associated pectoral sandpipers. Overall more slender, delicate. Stands taller than associated small peeps.
Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) 17 Remarkably large number and probably a somewhat conservative count. Associating with more numerous killdeer but clearly delineated from other peeps by the sharp breast/belly line.
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 1
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) 1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 2
Horned Lark (Eremophila alpestris) 53
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) X

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48380195

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Date: 9/8/18 1:15 pm
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Thayer Birding Software ... free for kids !!!
Thayer Birding Software is offering a code to organizations to pass on to youth birders to get a free copy of Mr. Thayer's birding software. This is the web site:
http://www.thayerbirding.com/About-Us/Young-Birder-Program

I have been using Thayer's for years to teach kids about birds and I believe that it is the best software out there. This is not for your phone. This software is for you laptop or PC. It is available in Mac or Windows. The free software is only available via download ... 7 gigabytes of download.

Enjoy!
Jim Wilson
Queenstown
ps: The Queenstown sod farm had lots of killdeer and horned larks and a smattering of Rin-billed Gulls.


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Date: 9/8/18 10:32 am
From: Matt Hafner <hafner.matt...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Buff-breasted Sandpipers and American Golden Plover at Aldino Sod Farm
This morning in the rain I had 2 juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpipers and an adult American Golden-Plover at the Aldino Sod Farm in Harford County. People looked afterwards and haven’t found them, but it’s likely they are still around. No sign of the Baird’s from earlier in the week.

Ebird checklist with photos/audio: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48368069

Good birding,

Matt Hafner
Forest Hill, MD

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Date: 9/8/18 10:08 am
From: Tom Kimbis <tom.kimbis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Am Golden-Plovers at Polo Fields MoCo
On Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 11:50:58 AM UTC-4, Linda Friedland wrote:
> Two American
> Golden-plovers in lovely breeding plumage foraging near Killdeer
> at 10 a.m. Nearby- a single Pectoral Sandpiper. Thanks to Woody
> and Rae Dubois for first reporting!
>
>
>
> Linda Friedland
>
> Montgomery Co

By 11 am were up to close to 40 Killdeer with the 4 or 5 Golden Plovers, many Pectoral Sandpipers, a handful of Least Sandpipers, and two Semi-Palmated Sandpipers.

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Date: 9/8/18 8:59 am
From: Linda Friedland <linnet1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Am Golden-Plovers at Polo Fields MoCo
Two American Golden-plovers in lovely breeding plumage foraging near
Killdeer at 10 a.m. Nearby- a single Pectoral Sandpiper. Thanks to Woody
and Rae Dubois for first reporting!

Linda Friedland

Montgomery Co

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Date: 9/8/18 8:47 am
From: <dengue1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] American Golden Plovers
Two American Golden Plovers at the polo field on Hughes Road. They were still there as of 9:40. Sorry for the late posting.

Woody & Rae Dubois
Montgomery County

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Date: 9/8/18 7:39 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/8/18
This morning (9/8) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park……….

Fellow birders saw the following birds:

Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Mourning Dove 6
Chimney Swift 100+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Fish Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird
American Goldfinch
Common Grackle 3
Northern Cardinal 3

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Lee Kimball, Tucker Scully, Susan Volman, John Boright, Evan, Will McPhail, Hisau,+

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/7/18 3:35 pm
From: Max Wilson <max.wilson...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
Uppie remains on the logs at mid-river from Violette’s as of 6:30pm. Thanks for getting the word out and for the updates. A lifer for me.

Max Wilson
Potomac, Montgomery

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Date: 9/7/18 2:24 pm
From: <tunnel.light...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
still there on darker tree trunk at 5:15

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Date: 9/7/18 12:52 pm
From: <tunnel.light...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
i believe it is back where it was mid river on log.

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Date: 9/7/18 12:41 pm
From: <gabriel.j.hauser...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
Has anyone seen it since this morning?
Thanks
Gabi Hauser

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Date: 9/7/18 11:32 am
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore: Maryland Aug. 30-31; Virginia Sept. 1-4, 2018.
LOWER EASTERN SHORE: Maryland AUGUST 30-31; Virginia SEPTEMBER 1-4, 2018. Labor Day Weekend (sensu lato).


ABBREVIATION: ESVNWR Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge. I wish they’d just stuck with the original name: Cape Charles N.W.R.


AUGUST 30, THURSDAY. RIGBY’S FOLLY, arrive c. 4 P.M. fair, cloud cover slowly overspreading, NW 5-10, 88-83 (7:49 P.M.), 81 (9 P.M.), very dry, no rain in gauge since August 19, the 2 smaller ponds dry. LITTLE BLUE HERON, an immature I slowly approach to within 36’, the first time I’ve ever seen one on the dock. A female cardinal drinks from the birdbath within minutes of it being filled. 57 robins going to roost over at Anderby Hall Road. bald eagle 3 (an adult pitches in to perch in Woods 1). green heron 3. royal tern 1. osprey 4. unIDd tanager 1. hummingbird 1.


NON-AVIAN TAXA: question mark 7 (highest ever total), red-spotted purple 4, red admiral 1, diamondback terrapin 5, 1 bat, 1 gray squirrel, monarch 0. lawn was cut Aug. 28. A fawn variously in fields 1 & 2.


AUGUST 31, FRIDAY. walk Irish Creek & Lucy Point trails 7-8 A.M. remove sizeable fallen loblolly pine from L.P.T. 4 turtle species: box, snapping (lumbering across the middle of Field 2), 4 painted turtles (Frog Hollow), diamondback terrapin 2. spotted sandpiper 1. Eleven workboats out on Choptank River. Forster’s tern 2. calm, 77, fair, humid. 18 killdeer in Field 4. chimney swift 4. gray squirrel 4 on trails and driveway (i.e., none of them yard poohs). light rain last night. In the cove 31 surface-active schools of minnows, mostly up to the head of the cove. Leave by 9.


EGYPT ROAD: blue grosbeak 3, American kestrel 1.


BLACKWATER N.W.R., 10:45-1 P.M., 79-86, mostly overcast, SW5-10+, tidal waters somewhat low, fresh waters high. Big patches of tickseed sunflowers, pretty.


bald eagle 21, Forster’s tern 94, red-headed woodpecker 1, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN 1, lesser yellowlegs 18, fish crow 5, double-crested cormorant 30 (Sewards), semipalmated sandpiper 13, semipalmated plover 1, least sandpiper 2, Canada goose 7, eastern bluebird 3, bobolink 35, great egret 9, great blue heron 2, Caspian tern 32 (a lot for here), wood duck 2, eastern kingbird 1, fish crow 5, American kestrel 1, grasshopper sparrow 1, and red-winged blackbird 70.


NON-AVIAN TAXA: fox squirrel 1, monarch 3, diamondback terrapin 1, painted turtle 15, snapping turtle 1, black swallowtail 1. Not as dry here as at Rigby’s Folly. Pool 1 is a mass of weedy vegetation, soggy (not intended as criticism).


DEAL ISLAND W.M.A., Dumpster & Riley Roberts Road only, 2:15-4:15 P.M., 87-90, fair, SW10+, high tide and rising. Lots of pesky stable flies. NON-AVIAN items: monarch 2, least skipper 1, tiger swallowtail 1, common wood nymph 1, unIDd sulphur 1. Most all of the shorebirds, as usual, out at the S end of Riley Roberts Road on the W side in the high tidal pool there, apparently a high tide roosting area.


birds: ducks 0, great egret 47, tricolored heron 11, snowy egret 4, great blue heron 1, little blue heron 2 immatures (many of the herons would not have been detected were it not for an adult bald eagle that put them up), osprey 1, bald eagle 3 adults, Canada goose 10 (1 a cripple), greater yellowlegs 34, semipalmated plover 1, short-billed dowitcher 18, least sandpiper 1, semipalmated sandpiper 5, clapper rail 1 (swimming across a tidal gut), northern flicker 1, blue-gray gnatcatcher 1, turkey vulture 17 (always seem to be some over Dames Quarter), Caspian tern 1, royal tern 2, herring gull 2, laughing gull 22, mourning dove 1, red-winged blackbird all of 2, boat-tailed grackle 0, and eastern bluebird 1.


Let me tell you, the big. central impounded area continues to be almost void of birds. Here I once saw more than 100 gallinules in sight simultaneously, investigated 3 pied-billed grebe nests in one day (swimming & wading out to them), would often see broods of gadwall and blue-winged teal, find gallinule nests, see 6 - 7 least bitterns in the 7-mile walk around the dikes, breeding coots present. You get the picture. Usually don’t even see ANY of these in the course of recent visits. Ain’t what it used to be.


Kiptopeke State Park, a fawn late in the day. ESVNWR a buck, 2 fawns, and 3 does at 7:30 P.M. Ramp Lane, ESVNWR, 7:45 P.M., 3 eastern cottontails and 1 black-crowned night heron.


SEPTEMBER 1, SATURDAY. OYSTER, 1 fawn at 6:15 A.M. BULL’S DRIVE, 6:20 P.M. killdeer 8, semipalmated plover 8, 2 does.


RAMP LANE, ESVNWR. 6:30-8 P.M., low tide, calm, 83-81. white ibis 161 (all immatures), great egret 41, brown pelican 115, laughing gull 375 (most are actively feeding aerially across the Federal Cut), great blue heron 8, royal tern 1, double-crested cormorant 36, clapper rail 2, whimbrel 2, snowy egret 4, belted kingfisher 1, Caspian tern 2, Forster’s tern 3, boat-tailed grackle 40 (in addition to the heron types I think BTGRs may roost on Fisherman I., too), red-winged blackbird 32, black skimmer 60, tree swallow 13, bald eagle 1 adult, black-crowned night heron 1, and yellow-crowned night heron 2 plus a monarch. Lots of no-seeums.


SEPTEMBER 2, SUNDAY. WEST’S SEAFOOD (just west, pun intended, of the Citgo station), 9 A.M., after another delicious breakfast at Sting-Ray’s. Don’t know WHAT the attraction is. There IS a borrow pit there: black vulture 46, herring gull 65, laughing gull 620, fish crow 4, turkey vulture 8, little blue heron 1 immature, and glossy ibis 22 plus a monarch. The most recent pair of white waterman’s boots I purchased is from West’s.


OYSTER: 1 eastern cottontail and, finally, my first cloudless sulphur of the year, 5:45 P.M.


RAMP LANE, ESVNWR, 6-8 P.M., SE10, clear, 82 degrees F. Anna Stunkel & I do a watch here. Nice way to end the day. As usual, most of the heron types seem headed to Fisherman Island with a mind to roost.


WHITE IBIS 419 (237 immatures, 182 adults; a nearly exact count; please … cut me a little slack), glossy ibis 11, black skimmer 47, Forster’s tern 75, Cooper’s hawk 1, laughing gull, oh, 300 or so, snowy egret 31, great egret 27, tricolored heron 6, seaside sparrow 3 (1 sang once), double-crested cormorant 26, clapper rail 4 (1 well-seen on the sod bank on the far side of the Federal Cut), osprey 2, bald eagle 2 adults, bobolink 155, greater yellowlegs 2, royal tern 6, boat-tailed grackle 20, whimbrel 1, Caspian tern 2, brown pelican near ‘bout 75, yellow-crowned night heron 2, black-crowned night heron 1, a couple of other night herons, great blue heron 5, and spotted sandpiper 2 plus 4 bats and a bunnie.


SEPTEMBER 3, MONDAY. Labor Day. ARLINGTON ROAD, 1:30-2:15 & 4:45-5 P.M. did not find the Buff-breasted Sandpiper reported by Roberta Kellam and others. Contrary to what I heard it is NOT O.K. to drive down the shell road, north of Sand Hill Road, opposite and a little south of Nottingham Estates. bare earth and leftover potatoes. semipalmated plover 80, black-bellied plover 4 + 35 (the 35 in flight at 4:45 at a distance), American crow 60, laughing gull 45, killdeer 2, osprey 1, least sandpiper c. 10, semipalmated sandpiper c. 45, and blue grosbeak 1 plus a fawn on Sand Hill Road.


MAGOTHA ROAD, 6:20-7:35 P.M. Eurasian collared-dove 6, mourning dove 6, wild turkey 6, Caspian tern 1, Forster’s tern 11, great egret 19, white ibis 8, tricolored heron 2, royal tern 2, eastern kingbird 1, black skimmer 1, black vulture 35, northern mockingbird 5 (out at the east end surrounded by saltmarsh), cormorant 4, brown pelican 18, bald eagle 1 adult, peregrine falcon 1, eastern bluebird 4, snowy egret 1, and 15 deer (1 a fawn), monarch 1. high tide, 83, SE10, clear.


SEPTEMBER 4, TUESDAY. CAPEVILLE: 1 gray squirrel. OYSTER, 8:45, black skimmer 1, great blue heron 2, great egret 1, house sparrow 2, house finch 3, blue grosbeak 1, Forster’s tern 3, and monarch 2. Very low tide. Signs at a vendor on Route 13 indicate “sea shells and BB guns” available for purchase.


NORTHAMPTON COUNTY LANDFILL (Oyster), 9:10-9:45: black vulture 85, turkey vulture 13, black-crowned night heron 40, yellow-crowned night heron 6, Canada goose 40, laughing gull 10, herring gull 1, rock pigeon 15, European starling 25, mourning dove 1, fish crow 3, belted kingfisher 1, tricolored heron 6, great blue heron 1, boat-tailed grackle 0, and American goldfinch 1 plus 2 monarchs. 3 of the YCNHs are adults. Most all of the night herons seen in flight, enabling ID as to species pretty easy (look for the longer legs of YCNH). The relatively low numbers of “black birds” may be due to the landfill being closed over the weekend and holiday (not enough garbaaage = basura).


BOX TREE - MACHIPONGO. 10-10:15. nothing much. low tide. green heron 1 (only 1 I see in VA this trip). This is where whimbrels are counted leaving for their 4-5 day/night nonstop flight to the Arctic after bulking up on fiddler crabs, usually in the period May 23-25, sometimes several thousand being seen in one day. The Center for Conservation Biology, The Nature Conservancy, and others monitor this astounding phenomenon.


WILLIS WHARF, 10:45-11:15. Very low tide. 87, clear, calm. Canada goose 45, willet 2, Forster’s tern 7, tiger swallowtail 1, monarch 2. The always-present group of domestic geese numbers 18 today.


GARGATHA LANDING, 12:15-1:15, 88-90, SE10, medium tide and rising, clear: clapper rail 2 (1 seen close foraging at the marsh edge), gull-billed tern 1 immature, Forster’s tern 3, barn swallow 7, house finch 2, great egret 7, short-billed dowitcher 1, great blue heron 1, semipalmated plover 1, ruby-throated hummingbird 1, eastern bluebird 1, blue grosbeak 5 (in milo field), and white ibis 2 immatures plus a diamondback terrapin and a monarch.


PURDUE plant near Accomac, no Canada geese but c. 125 seen there August 31. TYSON plant at Temperanceville: 165 Canada geese and a spotted sandpiper, 1:25 P.M., 89 degrees F.


KIPTOPEKE STATE PARK, Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory Hawkcount, with Anna Stunkel as counter. See hawkcount dot org for her totals. I am present 10-4 on Sept. 1, 9-3:30 on Sept. 2, and 9-1:30 & 1:45-4:45 on Sept. 3 = 20 back-breaking volunteer hours total. The following is what I see, in most all cases Anna’s official totals are higher.


Sept. 1 a few waxwings, 100s of purple martins, lesser nos. of barn swallows, 10 or so bald eagles, 2 yellow-billed cuckoos, 5 Cooper’s hawks, 2 pileated woodpeckers, 6 glossy ibis. Anna’s totals include 1,041 bobolinks and 16 glue-gray gnatcatchers. Sept. 3 a male summer tanager flies over, a mixed flock of c. 25 ducks, black ducks with several mallards, 1 red-headed woodpecker. Anna spots a big black-and-yellow garden spider set up with web at the top of a large loblolly pine that survives a 0.5 hour deluge.


PELICAN BANDING. AUGUST 24, FRIDAY. John Weske and 5 others traveled to South Point Marsh, Accomack County, Virginia (between Smith I., MD & Tangier I., VA) to band brown pelican chicks, under the direction of John. They tagged 356 pelicans and 5 double-crested cormorant chicks, a considerable achievement considering there were only 2 banders and 4 pelican wranglers.


John considers that, combined with the 347 pelicans banded on July 11, the vast majority of pelican young were tagged. On May 31 analysis of photographs obtained during an aerial survey revealed 4,606 cormorant and 1,753 pelican nests at South Point Marsh. In 1993 there were 53 pelican and 6 cormorant nests.


Combined with 963 banded on Smith I., MD, at the Glen L. Martin N.W.R. and 137 banded on Spring I., Dorchester County, MD, then a grand total of 1,803 young pelicans were tagged in the central Chesapeake Bay this summer. The record for one day is 1,574 banded at Holland I., Dorchester County on a day in 2008. Big thanks to Dave Brinker, Bryan Watts, and John for this information.


LABOR DAY WEEKENDS PAST. Many reasons for returning for L.D.W. every year (except 1 of the past 36 or so). The hope to see big flights, but it’s been several years since that has happened (see below). Back in the day of major landbird banding it was fun to gather in Walter & Doris Smith’s room at the Edgewood for happy hour with snacks and drinks while the US Open played out on the tube, hobnob with Fred Scott and the others.


Notable flights of the past, all listed in the ‘Yellow Book” (except the warblers). 2,618 eastern kingbirds Aug. 30, 1991. 226 Baltimore orioles Aug. 31, 1989. fish crow 1,052 Sep. 8, 1984. cliff swallow 171 Sep. 7, 1987. cattle egret 675 Aug. 31, 1988. warblers in aggregate over 1,000 once on an August 31. barn swallow 9,636 Aug. 30, 2003. purple martin 4,579 Sep. 3, 1992.


My family: we’d always stay in Room 145 (now 137 for some reason) at America House (now Sunset Beach Hotel) for 2 weeks to celebrate the end of summer before school started. In one of the early years I looked out from our Rm. 145 door and saw 90 orioles and 90 kingbirds go by in a few minutes. That was the start of my attraction to the bluff on the edge of the Bay, from c. 6:30 until 8 each morning. As Walter Smith would say in his annual invitation to join the banding scene: “Yeah, Kiptopeke!” Yeah indeed.


LABOR DAY WEEKEND PRESENT, bluff at Sunset Beach Hotel, September 1-3. Meagre results, but here is what I see: 6:30-8 A.M. each day; 77, 75, 75; fair, fair, clear; calm, SW5-10, W5. mourning dove - 4 -; chimney swift - - 1; ruby-throated hummingbird - 1 -; semipalmated plover - - 8; killdeer - 4 2; herring gull X X 120 (attracted to deadrise servicing the pound nets); Caspian tern - 1 -; common tern - 1 2; Forster’s tern 1 7 2; royal tern 9 5 8; double-crested cormorant 190 120 115; brown pelican 60 75 45; great blue heron 1 1 1; white ibis 6 - -; black vulture 8 11 6 (foraging at and in the dumpsters); turkey vulture - 6 1; osprey 2 1 0; bald eagle - 3 1; belted kingfisher - - 1; downy woodpecker - - 1; pileated woodpecker 1 - -; eastern kingbird 15 41 4; European starling 25 x x; warbler unIDd 4 4 7; American goldfinch - 9 -; bobolink 190 45 -; red-winged blackbird - 20 -; Baltimore oriole 2 - 13; dolphin 2 - -; monarch 2 - 1; no swallows or martins! X means observed but not counted. - means zero.


SUNSET BEACH HOTEL. 100s of trailers, camping vehicles, every site is full, hard to even see the grass and all manner of doodads, water-related toys, etc., out on the beach. It is now a city or ghetto. But the trees are still there and on a good flight day the birds will still go over. The watering hole at the beach is now called Jackspot, the J in the shape of a fish hook.


a JAW BUSTER. Page 72, Aug. 20, ‘New Yorker’: Vergangenheitsbewaltigung. Means “coming to terms with the past”. Just had to share this. stick an umlaut over the 2nd a and you’re in business. A friend who speaks German noted that with the spaces of the English meaning, the 25 spaces in German is less than the English (29 spaces). This friend mentions a German word with 7 consecutive consonants: Kampfschnepfe, that means “fighting snipe”. !! Not to disparage German … my Armistead ancestors were German.


CLOUDS. This is a time of spectacular cloud formations, many of them tall, heroic, columnar clouds. The great artist Francis Lee Jaques would have loved them. They form a dramatic component of his paintings, especially of some of his plates in Arthur H. Howell’s Florida Bird Life (Florida Dept. of Game and Fresh Water Fish, 1932, 579p.), in particular his ‘birds of the prairie borders’, ‘white ibises circling over the Everglades’, and ‘birds of the prairies’. A better showcase for his splendid art is: Francis Lee Jaques: artist of the wilderness world (Doubleday, 1973, 370p., comes in a slipcase). Jaques (pronounced jay quees) liked the big stuff. His famous quote: “there’s not much difference between warblers and no warblers”. I beg to differ. He was also nuts about railroads.



This is also a time of countless, blooming Crepe Myrtles, pretty, but useless for wildlife.


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 9/7/18 6:56 am
From: James Boughton <jmboughton254...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
The UPSA is on a fallen tree mid-river, visible from the end of the short
path to right from the car park. Thanks to Dave Roberts!

sent from my phone.
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Date: 9/7/18 6:40 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/7/18
This morning (9/7) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park…………

Fellow birders saw the following birds:

Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart 4
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 50+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 4
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 2
Common Grackle 3
Northern Cardinal 6

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jm Lemert, Clive Harris, John Boright, Tucker Scully, Lee Kimbell, Mardi Hastings, Scott, Susan Volman, Marina True, Paul DeAnna, Katharine Kravetz

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Wallace Kornack
Washington DC


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Date: 9/7/18 6:11 am
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
On Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8:20:09 AM UTC-4, Dave Roberts wrote:
>

Whereabouts, Dave?

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Date: 9/7/18 5:20 am
From: Dave Roberts <ddroberts50...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Upland sandpiper @Violettes Lock Mont Co
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Date: 9/6/18 3:27 pm
From: Nikki DeBraccio <nikki.debraccio...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Two great birds at Cromwell
I will bring all of my dogs as soon as anyone would like to see them. (3
huskies, 1 mix)... my boy Viggo has helped me get some excellent
pictures...

Nikki
Timonium, MD
(This goes out to Sean McCandless who hates my guts.)

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 5:16 PM Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> wrote:

> A surprisingly interesting day at Cromwell. I got there around 11:30
> hoping it might duplicate the activity I had at Oregon Ridge with Brad
> yesterday, and I wasn't disappointed--and, with only a couple of dog
> walkers, it was quiet, although hot. But a nice breeze and shade much of
> the time as I walked the bluebird box trail.
>
>
> Great bird #1: Orange-Crowned Warbler. Somewhat early. An adult, probably
> female. I seem to get an adult early each fall, of late. Same thing
> happens: I'm stumped (the adults are tougher to ID than the immatures),
> then get lucky enough to study it for awhile, then I realize what it is.
> This one was very dull, drab. But I noticed it was uniformly thus--an
> olive/yellow/gray mixture, basically spread all over it, with more olive
> above, a bit more yellow below, and with more yellow in undertail coverts.
> Very uniform look--with a thin line through eye, a thin bisected ring. Some
> blurry streaking on chest. Of course, an OCWA. And, as I've experienced
> before, it was basically alone, foraging slowly and deliberately, in a
> small tree a bit below eye level, just past box 11, about 20 feet away on
> the right, near the creek. Then it dropped down, gone. Seen around 1:15.
>
>
> Great bird #2: Connecticut Warbler. Seen around noon. About 80 feet short
> of box 9, in the wing stem to left of path, a little distance away, not far
> from bottom of the hill along there. This gal or young one had a brown hood
> to go with its strong eye ring. Popped up for a good look but then gone.
> Didn't see it again. But lots of activity in that area--9 other warbler
> species.
>
>
> Besides these two, some other nice birds: yellow-bellied flycatcher just
> past box 11, on the left; 2 least flycatchers, yellow-throated vireo,
> blue-winged warbler, and two Nashvilles. It was pretty quite after box 9,
> except for ybfl and ocwa.
>
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48331464 .
>
>
> Tim Houghton
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Date: 9/6/18 7:01 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/6/18
This morning (9/6) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park……..

Fellow birders saw the following birds:

Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 5
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 49+
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
House Wren
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 14
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 7 flyby
American Goldfinch
Baltimore Oriole
Common Grackle 32 mainly flyby
Northern Cardinal 12

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Susan Volman

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/6/18 5:52 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Swan Creek Birdwalk 9/29/2018
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, September 29 (raindate: Sunday, September 30). 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 warblers and other migratory songbirds in the conservation easement, check for rails in the wetlands, and scan the dredge cells for shorebirds and waterfowl. We will be divided into two groups of roughly 20 participants each. One group will visit the wetlands while the other checks for shorebirds, 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 shorebirds 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 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: 9/5/18 12:28 pm
From: Dean Mahlstedt <birdingboyy...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Mryland, etc
GWWA seen At Cromwell hawkwatch 10 Mina ago.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 5, 2018, at 3:16 PM, Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...> wrote:
>
> Been counting forward to it for years--- hoping I will still be mobile in 2023!
>
>> On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:
>> Folks
>>
>>
>>
>> I was looking through a remark book catalog I get and saw the 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District advertised for $1 4.99. This is great price for this book that was $80 initially.
>>
>>
>>
>> The remark book company is Edward R. Hamilton, and the website is erhbc.com/641 if you are interested.
>>
>>
>>
>> The company has been very reliable over the years I have used this source, but I don’t know how many copies they have, so if you are interested jump on this.
>>
>>
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>>
>>
>> George
>>
>>
>>
>> P. S. I understand the 3rd BBA is in preparing, so dust off your binos.
>>
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Date: 9/5/18 12:16 pm
From: Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald1501...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Mryland, etc
Been counting forward to it for years--- hoping I will still be mobile in
2023!

On Wed, Sep 5, 2018 at 12:00 PM, George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:

> Folks
>
>
>
> I was looking through a remark book catalog I get and saw the 2nd Atlas
> of the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District advertised for $1 4.99.
> This is great price for this book that was $80 initially.
>
>
>
> The remark book company is Edward R. Hamilton, and the website is
> erhbc.com/641 if you are interested.
>
>
>
> The company has been very reliable over the years I have used this source,
> but I don’t know how many copies they have, so if you are interested jump
> on this.
>
>
>
> Cheers
>
>
>
> George
>
>
>
> P. S. I understand the 3rd BBA is in preparing, so dust off your binos.
>
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Date: 9/5/18 11:51 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Mother Osprey left last week...
...as best we can guess. The father has hardly been around all summer. We thought there were three chicks — two survived. They did not fly much until a few weeks ago. The father did appear to take them out because the female would hang around the nest alone.

Now the chicks hang around the nest and squawk a lot. I am amaized how vocal they are. (We had a Cirulean Blue that sat on a wire and sang its backside off all day all summer - these are almost as bad.)

I gather the mother will never see them again. (it's funny how we anthropomorphise then and go - "Awaw?")

Anyway, another season - 100% increase in chick production .. no conflict with the bald eagles or other Osprey that roosted last year within about 1/2mi.

Jim

12mi W of Salisbury - off the Nanticoke

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Date: 9/5/18 9:00 am
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: [MDBirding] 2nd Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Mryland, etc
Folks



I was looking through a remark book catalog I get and saw the 2nd Atlas of
the Breeding Birds of Maryland and the District advertised for $1 4.99.
This is great price for this book that was $80 initially.



The remark book company is Edward R. Hamilton, and the website is
erhbc.com/641 if you are interested.



The company has been very reliable over the years I have used this source,
but I don't know how many copies they have, so if you are interested jump on
this.



Cheers



George



P. S. I understand the 3rd BBA is in preparing, so dust off your binos.

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Date: 9/5/18 8:10 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/5/18
This morning (9/5) at Rock Creek Park fellow birders saw the following birds.

——Ridge (Jim)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo
House Wren
Northern Cardinal

——Fence Line (Susan)
Wood Thrush

——Maintenance Yard
Common Yellowthroat 6
American Redstart
Mourning Dove 29 flyby
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift 53+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing 9
Baltimore Oriole
Common Grackle 9
Northern Cardinal 4

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Susan Volman, Jim Lemert, Cory Kampf, David Burns

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/5/18 7:10 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Conn warbler oregon ridge
Brad p found adult male singing chipping. Across bridge at vis cent go
right uphill 10 mins and just before gypsy moth gazebo. Very cool.

Tim houghton

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Date: 9/5/18 4:44 am
From: Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Little Blue Heron continues
The immature Little Blue Heron was again at Schoolhouse Pond today, foraging on the rear mudflats.  I hadn't seen the bird yesterday, although I was only able to walk in the morning on Tuesday.
Fred <ShafferGlaucousGull...>, MD

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Date: 9/4/18 3:36 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
Last thought on what might seem a minor issue to most I'm guessing...

Some non-profits I donate to also use a 3rd party - don't remember if
it's PPal, but it might be. Anyway, you were able to boost the
donation by the "fee amount" so that the ORG was able to get its usu
full amount. Did you look into that possibility?

Jim S

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> I think it's worth noting to people who otherwise may not know, or maybe
> the info is there and I missed it...
>
> Jim S
>
> On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:35 PM Tom Strikwerda <tstrik...> wrote:
>> Yes, slightly. MOS has non-profit rate from PayPal.

>> On Sep 4, 2018, at 5:32 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>> Just made an attempt to pay dues thru the website and was sent to PAYPAL.
>> Does using this service reduce the amount that MOS receives from dues?
>> Thanks
>>
>> Jim S

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Date: 9/4/18 2:39 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
I think it's worth noting to people who otherwise may not know, or maybe
the info is there and I missed it...

Jim S

On Tue, Sep 4, 2018 at 2:35 PM Tom Strikwerda <tstrik...> wrote:

> Yes, slightly. MOS has non-profit rate from PayPal.
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> On Sep 4, 2018, at 5:32 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
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> Just made an attempt to pay dues thru the website and was sent to PAYPAL.
> Does using this service reduce the amount that MOS receives from dues?
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Date: 9/4/18 2:33 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
Just made an attempt to pay dues thru the website and was sent to PAYPAL.
Does using this service reduce the amount that MOS receives from dues?
Thanks

Jim S

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Date: 9/4/18 11:09 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Migrants, and otherwise
Yesterday, while I stopped to advance the string trimmer as I worked my way around the pool, an adult Bald Eagle flew over, heading north, about 10 AM. Later, while taking a break from the heat and humidity and relaxing in our pool, I grabbed my (poolside) binoculars and watched a soaring COMMON RAVEN and a Turkey Vulture high above me, turning circles in the blue sky(just before 3PM).

This morning I saw another (or the same) RED-HEADED WOODPECKER fly over the yard heading SW shortly after 8AM, for the third day in a row (2 on 9/2), and after that I found a foraging Black and White Warbler, new yard bird for the year #103. Still pretty slow, but tomorrow is another day.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Date: 9/4/18 10:51 am
From: 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Buff-breasted Sandpiper present as of 10:30am @ Hughes Polo Field/Hughes Rd.
Hi all,  Ventured out on this hot humid morning to see if the "Buffie" was still around. After a bit of searching thru some Horned Larks, and KilldeerI found it in the company of a Solitary Sandpiper and 2 Killdeer near the red wooden planks (about mid way )closest to the goal post. The grass is taller around the boards so the birds vanished in them. Patience is required as is scope. Mike Bowen arrived after me and also viewed the birds as well.
Good birding,D.Ford, Bethesda.


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Date: 9/4/18 10:49 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Turkey Point--ybFly, Philly
PS--Also a red-headed woodpecker--at southwest corner where many of the good birds were found.

TH


> On September 4, 2018 at 1:46 PM Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> wrote:
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> Very humid with what was maybe average activity at Turkey point this morning. My hunch is that tomorrow will be more active.
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> Some nice birds, with YBFL probably best bird; it's expected here--note description in list below. Also a Philadelphia Vireo, Raven, Barred Owl, and 10 warbler species. Quite a few birds escaped ID due to height in trees and poor lighting. Not as many migrants as I had hoped for.
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Date: 9/4/18 10:46 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Turkey Point--ybFly, Philly
Very humid with what was maybe average activity at Turkey point this morning. My hunch is that tomorrow will be more active.


Some nice birds, with YBFL probably best bird; it's expected here--note description in list below. Also a Philadelphia Vireo, Raven, Barred Owl, and 10 warbler species. Quite a few birds escaped ID due to height in trees and poor lighting. Not as many migrants as I had hoped for.


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48291294 .


Tim Houghton

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Date: 9/4/18 8:14 am
From: Gerry Hawkins <maineusa...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Voice of the Naturalist, Greater DC area, week ending 9/3/18
Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 9/4/2018
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: <voice...>
Compiler: Gerry Hawkins
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

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

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting
Tuesday, August 28 and was completed on Tuesday, September 4 at
7:00 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).

The top birds this week were RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, ROSEATE
SPOONBILL* and SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included TUNDRA SWAN,
REDHEAD, RING-NECKED DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK,
NORTHERN BOBWHITE, AMERICAN AVOCET, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER,
UPLAND SANDPIPER, HUDSONIAN and MARBLED GODWITS, STILT, BAIRD'S
and BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, WILLET, WILSON'S and RED-NECKED
PHALAROPES, BONAPARTE'S GULL, GULL-BILLED and BLACK TERNS,
AMERICAN WHITE and BROWN PELICANS, AMERICAN BITTERN, LITTLE
BLUE and TRICOLORED HERONS, WHITE IBIS, BROAD-WINGED HAWK,
OLIVE-SIDED and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHERS, PHILADELPHIA VIREO,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, SEDGE and MARSH WRENS, LARK SPARROW,
BOBOLINK, GOLDEN-WINGED, MOURNING and CERULEAN WARBLERS, SUMMER
TANAGER and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

On August 31 and September 1 an apparent RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was
seen at a feeder in Wallers Quarters, a private residential
community in Spotsylvania Co, VA. Although several RUFOUS
HUMMINGBIRDS have been seen in Louisiana and one in Tennessee
in recent days, this is by far the easternmost sighting of this
western breeder this migratory season.

The historic northward irruption of ROSEATE SPOONBILLS*
continued during the week, with an incredible five individuals
seen together at the Craney Island Disposal Area (restricted/no
public access) in Portsmouth, VA on August 29 and 31.

On September 2 and 3 a soaring SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* was seen
from a private location on Far Hills Road in Albemarle Co, VA,
and on September 3 likely this same bird was photographed
soaring above nearby Oakencroft Lane in Charlottesville, VA.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A resident injured TUNDRA SWAN continues at Kinder Farm Park in
Anne Arundel Co, MD. On September 2 a continuing male REDHEAD
and a male HOODED MERGANSER, both of which may be injured, were
photographed at the John. H. Kerr Reservoir-Tailrace Park in
Mecklenburg Co, VA. Out-of-season diving ducks also included a
continuing RING-NECKED DUCK at Loch Raven Reservoir-Loch Raven
Point in Baltimore Co, MD that was seen most recently on
September 2, and continuing RING-NECKED and RUDDY DUCKS at the
Broadway Waste Water Treatment Facility on New Market Road in
Rockingham Co, VA that were most recently seen on September 3.

On August 29 a NORTHERN BOBWHITE was a surprise visitor to
Calvert High School in Calvert Co, MD, where it was well
photographed on the baseball field.

Migrating COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were conspicuous during the week,
and many birders enjoyed watching them in nocturnal flight over
their homes.

Shorebird highlights during the week included the following.

- Continued large numbers of AMERICAN AVOCETS at Bombay
Hook NWR in Kent Co, DE and the Craney Island Disposal
Area (restricted/no public access) in Portsmouth, VA, with
week highs of 200 and 472 individuals reported at these
respective locations on September 2 and August 30,
respectively.

- Ten shorebird species at the Woodward Turf Farm in
Culpeper Co, VA (private but accessible with permission
from the on-site office), which included two UPLAND
SANDPIPERS on August 29-31 and September 2 and 3 and six
UPLAND SANDPIPERS on September 1; a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER on
August 30 and September 1; and several AMERICAN GOLDEN-
PLOVERS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS all week.

- AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS at several other locations,
especially in Virginia, where single individuals were
found at a field along the west side of Arlington Road
near the intersection with Sherwood Gate in Northampton
Co; a field along Strangeway Road near the intersection
with Naylor's Beach Road in Richmond Co; a field along
Bristow Road in Prince William Co; and at Sandybottom Turf
Farm in Charles City Co. A single AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
also was spotted at Bombay Hook NWR in Kent Co, DE on
August 30 and the Harford County Airport on Aldino Road in
Harford Co, MD on September 3.

- An UPLAND SANDPIPER found at the Murray Sod Farm in
Worcester Co, MD on September 2.

- Two HUDSONIAN GODWITS spotted with MARBLED GODWITS at
the North Wash Flats impoundment at Chincoteague NWR in
Accomack Co, VA on September 2.

- A continuing MARBLED GODWIT at Back Bay NWR in Virginia
Beach, VA on September 1, which was joined by a second
individual on September 2.

- An inland STILT SANDPIPER photographed at a flooded
field on the east side of the intersection of John Wayland
Hwy and Eberly Road in Rockingham Co, VA on September 2.

- A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER photographed at Back Bay NWR in
Virginia Beach, VA on September 1 and 2.

- BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS at several locations,
especially in Virginia, where small numbers were found at
a field along the west side of Arlington Road near the
intersection with Sherwood Gate in Northampton Co; the
Staunton View Public Use Area in Mecklenburg Co; the
Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction on Lumber Mill Road in
Rockingham Co; and several locations in Charles City Co,
including the Riverside and Sturgeon Point Turf Farms.
Elsewhere, a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was spotted at the
Hughes Road polo fields in Montgomery Co, MD on September
2 and 3; Prime Hook NWR-Broadkill Marsh in Sussex Co, DE
on September 2 and 3; and Bombay Hook NWR in Kent Co, DE
on September 2.

- A WILLET (WESTERN) spotted at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox
Creek (restricted access) in Anne Arundel Co, MD on August
31, and at the stone and pedestrian bridges over Hunting
Creek in Fairfax Co, VA and nearby Jones Point Park in
Alexandria, VA on September 2 and 3.

- WILSON'S PHALAROPES at several locations, especially in
Virginia, where sightings consisted of five individuals at
Chincoteague NWR in Accomack Co on August 31; 2-3
individuals at the Craney Island Disposal Area
(restricted/no public access) in Portsmouth on August 29,
30 and 31; a single individual at a private location in
Westmoreland Co on September 1; and a single individual at
Hog Island WMA in Surry Co on September 2. A WILSON'S
PHALAROPE also was found at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek
(restricted access) in Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 31
and Bombay Hook NWR in Kent Co, DE on September 2.

- Two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES reported at the Craney Island
Disposal Area (restricted/no public access) in Portsmouth,
VA on August 31.

Two BONAPARTE'S GULLS were reported at Black Walnut Point in
Talbot Co, MD on September 1. A single GULL-BILLED TERN was
spotted at Shearness Pool in Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on
September 2, which was the only report of this species during
the week outside of its southeastern coastal Virginia
stronghold. Sightings of BLACK TERNS included five individuals
at Chincoteague NWR in Accomack Co, VA on August 31; six
individuals over the Potomac River from Algonkian RP in Loudoun
Co, VA on August 29; and two individuals at Lake Holiday
(restricted access) in Frederick Co, VA on September 3. In
Maryland, 2-3 BLACK TERNS were observed at the Chestertown WWTP
in Kent Co on August 30-September 2; and a BLACK TERN was seen
again at Perryville Community Park in Cecil Co on August 31.

A continuing AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN* at the Staunton View
Public Use Area in Mecklenburg Co, VA was seen most recently on
September 3. On September 2 and 3 a BROWN PELICAN was
photographed above Conowingo Dam in Harford Co, MD.

An AMERICAN BITTERN was among the birding highlights at
Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore Co, MD on September 1.

An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen again at Schoolhouse
Pond in Prince George's Co, MD on September 1, 2 and 3, and
three immature LITTLE BLUE HERONS and a TRICOLORED HERON were
found at Oxbow Lake in Anne Arundel Co, MD on September 2.
Sightings of TRICOLORED HERON also included a high of seven
individuals at the North Beach Marsh in Calvert Co, MD on
August 28, 29 and 31 and September 1; one individual on Bodkin
Island, Queen Anne's Co, MD on August 29; and one individual at
Black Walnut Point in Talbot Co, MD on August 30.

The northernmost WHITE IBIS in the reporting area during the
week were 32 individuals counted along Big Stone Beach Road in
the Milford Neck WMA, Kent Co, DE on August 30.

BROAD-WINGED HAWKS were seen in small numbers at area hawk
watches, but numbers will increase in the coming days as this
species' highly synchronous migration moves toward its annual
mid-September peak in the reporting area.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found at 20560 State Forest Road
in Sussex Co, DE on September 1; Cromwell Valley Park in
Baltimore Co, MD on September 3; and Blandy Experimental
Farm/State Arboretum of Virginia in Clark Co, VA on August 31,
as well as at several locations in Garrett Co, MD and western
Virginia. Empid highlights included a well-photographed YELLOW-
BELLIED FLYCATCHER at Susquehanna State Park in Harford Co, MD
on September 2 and 3, and a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER in the
same tree as a PHILADELPHIA VIREO at Leesylvania SP in Prince
William Co, VA on September 3.

RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES continued their early arrival in the
reporting area, with sightings including four individuals at
Rocky Gorge Reservoir-Supplee Park in Prince George's Co, MD on
September 1 and an individual that visited a back yard in
Bethesda, Montgomery Co, MD on September 2.

SEDGE WRENS continued at the Aquatic Resources Education Center
in Woodland Beach, Kent Co, DE, with 1-3 individuals
encountered on August 30 and September 1 and 2. A continuing
MARSH WREN at Blandy Experimental Farm/State Arboretum of
Virginia, Clark Co, VA was seen most recently on September 3.

A LARK SPARROW was photographed near Raymond Pool in Bombay
Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August 29 and by the Visitors Center
at Leesylvania SP in Prince William Co, VA on September 2.

Migrating BOBOLINKS included over 1,700 individuals counted by
an experienced birder at Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach, VA
early in the morning on September 2.

Migratory warblers were seen in increasing numbers and
diversity during the week. Noteworthy warblers included a
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER reported at the Frederick Watershed in
Frederick Co, MD on August 31, Cromwell Valley Park in
Baltimore Co, MD on September 3 and Quiet Waters Park in Anne
Arundel Co, MD on September 3; a MOURNING WARBLER reported at
Patuxent River Park-Wooton's Landing in Anne Arundel Co, MD on
September 1; and a CERULEAN WARBLER reported along 3215 Bennett
Point Road in Queen Anne's Co, MD on September 1.

On August 29 a resident on Cavey Lane in Woodstock, Howard Co,
MD photographed a SUMMER TANAGER in his yard.

DICKCISSELS were most recently reported at the Underwood Road
area in Howard Co, MD on August 28.

***

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

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

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

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

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Date: 9/4/18 8:10 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/4/18
This morning (9/4) at Rock Creek Park fellow birders saw the following:

——Ridge (Jeff, Jim)
American Redstart
Northern Flicker
Mourning Dove

——Yard Parking Lot
Yellow-throated Vireo heard
Blue Jay
Mourning Dove

——Fence Line (Leon, Susan)
American Redstart
Red-eyed Vireo
Tufted Titmouse
Gray Catbird

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart 5
Chimney Swift 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 7
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 3
American Goldfinch 5
Common Grackle 4
Northern Cardinal 6

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Susan Volman, Jim Lemert, John Boright, Jeff Shenot

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/4/18 7:43 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks--best flight
Sat. S1 produced only a disappointing 20 nighthawks over my location along Rock Creek. But Sun. S2 was the big flight. I was watching TV and glanced out the window at 6:20. The sky was full of Nighthawks. They were all over the sky, some going N, some going S. I couldn't count them because of the milling , but there were dozens. Later, after 7, they all turned S and I counted 94. The total must have been somewhere around 200.
On Mon. S3 there was a small "echo flight" of 18 going N and then 19 going S. Except for a few stragglers, I think the Nighthawks flight for 2018 is now over.

Bob Augustine
Rockville
Sept. 4, 2018

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Date: 9/4/18 7:24 am
From: Leonard Bisson <lbisson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Blue Mash - 9/3
My wife and I went for a hot, humid and foggy walk at Blue Mash yesterday. We hit one pocket of bird activity that was pretty fun to sift through. Lots of Common Yellowthroats and House Wrens. Best bird for us was the Blue Grosbeak.

Blue Mash Nature Trail, Montgomery, Maryland, US
Sep 3, 2018 7:30 AM - 8:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Hot, humid and foggy.
17 species

Mourning Dove 6
Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
White-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 8
Tree Swallow 2
House Wren 6
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
American Goldfinch 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Common Yellowthroat 10
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 1

Cheers,
Len Bisson
Derwood, MD

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Date: 9/4/18 7:15 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Thursday’s HowCo Bird Cub Walk
In case of any confusion, the Thursday walk at Middle Patuxent
Environmental Area will meet at the trail head on South Wind Circle. We
will not meet at the top of the warm season grassland known as Clegg
Meadow.

Again, meet 7:30 on South Wind Circle. It will be hot and sticky, bring
water, expect mud.
--
Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
kurtschwarz4 at gmail dot com

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Date: 9/4/18 5:20 am
From: 'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] **SWAN CREEK IS CLOSED TO BIRDERS -- PLEASE READ**
In connection with Tim's important message, please note that the eBird Hotspot at Swan Creek is being renamed to indicate that access is now ONLY on official guided tours.  The revised name should be in place by close of the business day on September 4.
Go to: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L585930
to see the impressive range of birds that have been seen here.
And please abide by the new rules governing access.  Thanks.
Mike BowenBethesdaeBird Hotspot Reviewer for Maryland

D. H. Michael Bowen
8609 Ewing Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20817Phone/fax: (301) 530-5764

On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 7:02:45 AM EDT, Tim Carney <timmyc83...> wrote:

To everyone,

Effective immediately, Swan Creek/Cox Creek in Anne Arundel County will be closed to birders and geocachers due to construction on the DMCF. The below message is posted on behalf of Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) and Maryland Environmental Service (MES).

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Dear Birding Enthusiasts,
Starting immediately, public access to the Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility and Swan Creek Wetlands are strictly prohibited, due to the start of construction of the Cox Creek expansion project.  This restriction is being put in place for your safety and well-being as heavy equipment will be mobilizing on the site during normal operating hours, Monday - Friday.  The only exceptions are pre-arranged guided bird walks scheduled on weekends only, while construction activities are halted, and under the supervision of an approved guide.  The guided tours will be restricted to the Swan Creek Wetlands only and will not be allowed on or around the DMCF dikes during the construction period. 

Construction and elevation of the dikes is expected to last until 2025, based on the current schedule. However, we are working to identify alternative access options to the wetlands area during the construction period and will keep you informed when the area becomes accessible to the public.  In the meantime, we hope you will visit one of our other local popular birding sites, Masonville Cove (www.masonvillecove.org).

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Thank you for your understanding.

Katrina Y. Jones
Outreach Coordinator for Harbor Development
Maryland Port Administration
401 E. Pratt Street, Suite 1900
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 410-385-4438
E-mail: <kjones1...>
website: mpasafepassage.org

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 9/4/18 4:02 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] **SWAN CREEK IS CLOSED TO BIRDERS -- PLEASE READ**
To everyone,

Effective immediately, Swan Creek/Cox Creek in Anne Arundel County will be closed to birders and geocachers due to construction on the DMCF. The below message is posted on behalf of Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA) and Maryland Environmental Service (MES).

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Dear Birding Enthusiasts,
Starting immediately, public access to the Cox Creek Dredged Material Containment Facility and Swan Creek Wetlands are strictly prohibited, due to the start of construction of the Cox Creek expansion project. This restriction is being put in place for your safety and well-being as heavy equipment will be mobilizing on the site during normal operating hours, Monday - Friday. The only exceptions are pre-arranged guided bird walks scheduled on weekends only, while construction activities are halted, and under the supervision of an approved guide. The guided tours will be restricted to the Swan Creek Wetlands only and will not be allowed on or around the DMCF dikes during the construction period.

Construction and elevation of the dikes is expected to last until 2025, based on the current schedule. However, we are working to identify alternative access options to the wetlands area during the construction period and will keep you informed when the area becomes accessible to the public. In the meantime, we hope you will visit one of our other local popular birding sites, Masonville Cove (www.masonvillecove.org).

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your understanding.

Katrina Y. Jones
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Maryland Port Administration
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website: mpasafepassage.org

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 9/4/18 3:51 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Walk at Terrapin Park in Queen Anne's County
On Monday morning, I took a bunch of friends for a bird walk at Terrapin Park. As you know, the heat and humidity were really bad and the birds responded accordingly. The highlight of the walk was finding a fawn laying about 10 feet off of the path, completely ignoring us, the people walking with dogs and many on bicycles.
Birds were there but they were sweating too. We did find a Prairie Warbler and a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron sitting on a branch along the path. When he looked straight at us, his protruding eyes were neat to see.
Jim Wilson
Queenstown
ps: NEVER rely on Google directions to find Terrapin Park.

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Date: 9/4/18 3:37 am
From: Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawks
I too had a bunch last night - about 9 in total - near Glen Echo - also around 7pm.

Tim
Bannockburn, MD

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Date: 9/3/18 7:31 pm
From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks
I saw eight Common Nighthawks, in three groups, from the parking lot at Glen Echo Park, between about 7:10 and 7:40 this evening. They were all seriously migrating to the south-southwest.
Nice.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Virginia


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Date: 9/3/18 5:12 pm
From: Chris Starling <cstar.email...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Good Common Nighthawk flight tonight, Bethesda,
...and I had seven from the observation platform at Elk Neck SF in Cecil...

Chris Starling
North East.



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> Hi all- Tonight at dusk 7:20pm to 7:41pm over our Bethesda front yard,
> near Rock Creek Park I counted 11 Common Nighthawks
> flying over singly and in pairs. They came from the Northeast and flew to
> the southeast almost in a direct straight line. Also had several
> Chimney Swifts flying over and many American Robins going to local roost.
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Date: 9/3/18 5:07 pm
From: 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Good Common Nighthawk flight tonight, Bethesda,
Hi all- Tonight at dusk 7:20pm to 7:41pm over our Bethesda front yard, near Rock Creek Park I counted 11 Common Nighthawksflying over singly and in pairs. They came from the Northeast and flew to the southeast almost in a direct straight line. Also had severalChimney Swifts flying over and many American Robins going to local roost.
D.Ford/Bethesda, Md.


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Date: 9/3/18 5:06 pm
From: Patricia Wood <pwood...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks, finally!
Thanks to all who have been posting about their sightings of nighthawks, because I've really enjoyed reading them. I used to hear them peenting and see them flying lowish over downtown DC when I would come out from work at MLK Library in the evening at this time of year. It's been quite a few years since I've had that experience; I haven't even seen a nighthawk anywhere for a while. So, tonight, I got onto a lounge chair with a view of the sky about 6 pm, and stayed til about 7:30. And I saw at least 23 nighthawks fly over in that time! I was surprised at how downright satisfying it was just to look at them again.

They were in ones and twos, mostly. The first 2 or 3 went west, and one of the later ones was going east, but starting a few minutes before 7, they were going south. No flocks, at most as many as five that came thru one soon after the other. If I'd been walking and looking up occasionally, I'd have surely missed most or all of them. A lovely way to spend the evening just lying back and watching the sky!

Patricia Wood
Silver Spring

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Date: 9/3/18 5:06 pm
From: Andy Smith <agsmith001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Screech Owl - Woodstock
While sitting on the deck looking for common nighthawks this evening, a screech owl started calling in the woods behind the house. First one in five years!

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Date: 9/3/18 4:53 pm
From: Duvall Sollers <dbsollers61...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks
Had a nice number of 12-15 nighthawks tonight flying in several groups of 2-4 over the fields behind our house tonight between 7:15 and 7:25 pm in northern Baltimore County.

Duvall Sollers
Hereford, MD

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Date: 9/3/18 2:00 pm
From: Chris Starling <cstar.email...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Brown Pelican at Conowingo Dam
Here's one from today.
Photo by Isabel Hernandez.

-Chris Starling

On Sun, Sep 2, 2018, 10:24 PM Les Eastman <les...> wrote:

> Here are the photos of the Brown Pelican seen today. Not great but
> diagnostic. They appear to show that the bird was in Harford County waters.
>
> The photos were taken by Mike Pell of Peach Bottom, PA. I cropped them
> to eliminate a lot of water.
>
> Les
>
>
> On 9/2/2018 11:58 AM, Les Eastman wrote:
> > A Brown Pelican was seen and photographed at about 2:30PM today just
> > above the Conowingo Dam. It was seen from a boat.
> >
> > Les
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> > Now what I'm with isn't *it*, and what's *it* seems weird
> > and scary to me. It'll happen to you..."
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Date: 9/3/18 11:46 am
From: 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park this morning 9/3/18
      There were 14 very helpful and amicable birders starting at about 7:30 am.  There were not many birds  in the woods near the carousel parking lot. However, the large tree near(the location of the former white house) was all a buzz. The was a male Scarlet tanager, many male and female Baltimore Orioles,  a number of Red-eyed Vireos, an Eastern Wood- Pewee, a male American Redstart, many American Robins, two Northern Flickers, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a Northern Mockingbird, and a Carolina Wren.     As we walked along the railroad track to Pine Lake  a few birders  heard the Acadian Flycatcher, we saw two Grey Catbirds, two Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Bluejays, Cardinals and more Baltimore  Orioles.     In the tall trees next to Pine Lake we saw a Canada Warbler,   and more Baltimore Orioles. I believe,
some saw a Blue-headed Vireo.
Elda BanksSilver Spring


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Date: 9/3/18 9:49 am
From: Orietta <orietta.candela...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Buff-breasted Present Along Red Cement Barrier
With killdeer.

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Date: 9/3/18 9:01 am
From: Orietta <orietta.candela...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Buff-breasted Not Present 11:45-12:00 at Polo Fields
Going to check surrounding area — not even a killdeer in sight!

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Date: 9/3/18 7:37 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
Saw the juvenile little blue heron at schoolhouse pond this morning right around 9, foraging on the edge of the spatterdock. Awesome! Got a few photos.

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> On Sep 2, 2018, at 7:02 PM, Mark Rositol <mrositol510...> wrote:
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> Sorry, I sent the post before I finished. I had the LBHE on Aug 25th and 26th at. Jeff Shenot had reported it about a week earlier. And I viewed it from the observation deck south of the wetland study area during lowish tide.
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Date: 9/3/18 7:17 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/3/18
This morning (9/3) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park………….

Fellow birders saw the following:

American Redstart 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo heard
Barred Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird (Jim)
Red-eyed Vireo 9
Blue Jay 2
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 4
Northern Mockingbird (Scott)
Cedar Waxwing 19 flyby
American Goldfinch 2
Baltimore Oriole 3
Common Grackle 8 flyby
Northern Cardinal 8

Contributors: Bill butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Susan Volman, Cory Kampf, Lee Kimball, Tucker Scully, Scott, Lacey Dunham

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/3/18 6:38 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Migration
On Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 9:31:21 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
> Tonights conditions are perfect for some movement. Hopefully tomorrow will bring something new!
>
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine, MD

Last night (Sunday, 9/2) seemed perfect for an overnight flight, when we were outside on the deck viewing the planets through my scope. Nice and clear. But conditions deteriorated and this morning was pea-soup fog which didn't start to break up until after 9:30, and there was virtually no movement overnight here. Hardly any birds to be seen, except for an immature flyby RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, going from north to east along our property line.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/2/18 8:54 pm
From: PETER OSENTON <roadwarrior71...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Common Nighthawks, West Friendship
Hi,  I had 39 Com. Nighthawks fly over Fox Chase wetlands tonight. The group started at 7:02 pm and ended flying over at 7:05 pm. They appeared to be flying east, more or less parallel with I-70.
Peter OsentonJessup, Md. 

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Date: 9/2/18 8:24 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
The herons in upper Marlboro have been pretty nice. Saw a tricolored a few weeks back, reported again in railroad creek last week. Saw and heard 4 juvenile green herons flying to multiple points around black Walnut Creek 2 weeks back, never seen that kind of behavior before. I’ll try schoolhouse again tomorrow, thanks!

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> Sorry, I sent the post before I finished. I had the LBHE on Aug 25th and 26th at. Jeff Shenot had reported it about a week earlier. And I viewed it from the observation deck south of the wetland study area during lowish tide.
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Date: 9/2/18 7:24 pm
From: Les Eastman <les...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Brown Pelican at Conowingo Dam
Here are the photos of the Brown Pelican seen today. Not great but
diagnostic. They appear to show that the bird was in Harford County waters.

The photos were taken by Mike Pell of Peach Bottom, PA. I cropped them
to eliminate a lot of water.

Les


On 9/2/2018 11:58 AM, Les Eastman wrote:
> A Brown Pelican was seen and photographed at about 2:30PM today just
> above the Conowingo Dam. It was seen from a boat.
>
> Les
>
> ===========
> Les Eastman
> mailto:<les...>
> Fountain Hills, AZ
>
> "I used to be with it, but then they changed what *it* was.
> Now what I'm with isn't *it*, and what's *it* seems weird
> and scary to me. It'll happen to you..."
> Grandpa Simpson
>
>


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"I used to be with it, but then they changed what *it* was.
Now what I'm with isn't *it*, and what's *it* seems weird
and scary to me. It'll happen to you..."
Grandpa Simpson

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Date: 9/2/18 6:31 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Migration
Tonights conditions are perfect for some movement. Hopefully tomorrow will bring something new!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/2/18 6:29 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Migration
Tonight's conditions are perfect for some movement. Hopefully tomorrow brings something new!

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Date: 9/2/18 5:09 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] While looking for Nighthawks
Which I can't seem to find this year :(

But anyway from W to E in country areas it is possible to see
Venus
Jupiter
Saturn
Mars

@8ish.

They are quite evenly spaced from each other. Saturn is quite faint
and I have to admit that it wasn't visible just now, but should be in
a few minutes...

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

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Date: 9/2/18 4:35 pm
From: Mike Mangiaracina <mike.mangiaracina...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks, Rockville
I’ve been watching flicks of 30-50 fly over silver spring for a half hour now. I have a six year old with me so I can’t get a good count, but there are definitely several hundred so far. This is the biggest flight I’ve seen.

Mike Mangiaracina
Takoma Park

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Date: 9/2/18 4:09 pm
From: Suzanne Richman <suzanne_richman...>
Subject: [MDBirding] NIghthawks
I just counted 44 nighthawks flying over my backyard between 6:40 and 6:55. I'm located in Bethesda, near Friendship Heights.


For those in my neighborhood, check each night between 5:30 and 7:00 to see this neat migration. They are black birds with a bold white stripe on each wing.


Suzanne

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Date: 9/2/18 4:02 pm
From: Mark Rositol <mrositol510...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
Sorry, I sent the post before I finished. I had the LBHE on Aug 25th and 26th at. Jeff Shenot had reported it about a week earlier. And I viewed it from the observation deck south of the wetland study area during lowish tide.

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Date: 9/2/18 4:01 pm
From: <gabriel.j.hauser...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks, Rockville
About 100+ nighthawks just flew over our yard in Rockville. The have been coming in waves of 20-30 birds.
Gabriel Hauser
Rockville

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Date: 9/2/18 3:54 pm
From: Mark Rositol <mrositol510...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
The Little Blue was there when I left today at about 1PM. It sometimes dissapears into the Spadderdock. Perhaps try the back observation dock. That may give you a better vantage point.

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Date: 9/2/18 3:21 pm
From: Kelsey Wellons <kelseypsu...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
The problem with tracking it was that it was shorter than the reeds and lilies around the edges - I think it was still in there somewhere when I left as my last photo I had of it was flying into the lilies on the middle to eastern side of the pond. I was having trouble finding it (even with binoculars) on the western side when it was down in that high grass.

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Date: 9/2/18 3:08 pm
From: missy Placed <9nationals...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nighthawks, silver spring
Are Nighthawks ever spotted in DC?

> On Sep 2, 2018, at 5:59 PM, Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...> wrote:
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> Have a group of 7 swooping above my house near Holy Cross Hospital, started at 5:45 pm
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> Silver Spring
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Date: 9/2/18 2:59 pm
From: Cheryl Hogue <cheryl.hogue...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks, silver spring
Have a group of 7 swooping above my house near Holy Cross Hospital, started at 5:45 pm

Cheryl Hogue

Silver Spring

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Date: 9/2/18 2:48 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers here today gone soon
On Sun, Sep 2, 2018 at 2:37 PM, Pat V wrote:
Our summer resident hummers showed up today, an adult male, juvenile male,
adult female. The preying mantis was back again, too, so I relocated it and
the hummers came back to the feeder once I did.
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A GOOD bug gone BAD :(
Tho you gotta give it kudos for persistence.
Maybe he/she knows its end is near and is making hay while it can...

Jim S

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Date: 9/2/18 2:37 pm
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers here today gone soon
Our summer resident hummers showed up today, an adult male, juvenile male, adult female. The preying mantis was back again, too, so I relocated it and the hummers came back to the feeder once I did.

Pat ValdataCrisfield, MD
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-------- Original message --------From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Date: 9/2/18 5:32 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> Cc: Maryland Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: [MDBirding] Hummers here today gone soon
On Sat, Sep 1, 2018 at 4:24 PM, Gail Mackiernan wrote:
Had three this morning in Maine and two yesterday so they are still around up north...

I'll try to document how long the males hang on...one today at least.  Also had a rare double on the 3 port feeder tho very briefly...
Jim SBroad Run/Burkittsville areaS FREDCO, etc.



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Date: 9/2/18 2:32 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hummers here today gone soon
On Sat, Sep 1, 2018 at 4:24 PM, Gail Mackiernan wrote:
Had three this morning in Maine and two yesterday so they are still around
up north...

I'll try to document how long the males hang on...one today at least. Also
had a rare double on the 3 port feeder tho very briefly...

Jim S
Broad Run/Burkittsville area
S FREDCO, etc.

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Date: 9/2/18 2:06 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
Are you guys serious??? I was at schoolhouse this morning from 9a-11a and didn’t see it. I saw a hunting osprey, 2 great egrets, a great Blue, and 2 spotted sandpipers. Thought I heard a juvenile red shouldered hawk in the woods. I did see some people gathered on the western end of the boardwalk but I wish I knew why!!! Maybe I’ll have to check again tomorrow morning. I work at patuxent River Park. When was there a sighting at Jackson’s landing?

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> On Sep 2, 2018, at 12:19 PM, Kelsey Wellons <kelseypsu...> wrote:
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> It was there when I arrived at 7:30 AM (visible from fishing docks). Went into higher marsh grass and flew off and back a few times. Stayed close to boardwalk for about 15 minutes (approximately 9:15) until it flew off again. Several of us were observing. Was not seen again between about 9:30 and when I left at 10:30. Initially saw 5 or 6 egrets and 1 great blue upon arrival with little blue and only 1 egret and 1 great blue visible upon departure.
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Date: 9/2/18 11:58 am
From: Les Eastman <les...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Brown Pelican at Conowingo Dam
A Brown Pelican was seen and photographed at about 2:30PM today just
above the Conowingo Dam. It was seen from a boat.

Les

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Date: 9/2/18 10:35 am
From: Mike Mangiaracina <mike.mangiaracina...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Ravens over Adelphi
At about noon today, in Adelphi, MD, I heard multiple "tok" calls overhead and clearly saw two ravens circling above. Above them, higher up were 5 more dark birds circling. I didn't have binoculars, and can't confirm that they were also ravens, but I didn't get any other impressions from looking at them. They didn't appear to be vultures. The whole kettle circled slowly off to the Northeast.

I'd like to know others' thoughts about the possibility that was 7 ravens. It seems unlikely, but perhaps this is possible during migration?

Mike Mangiaracina
Takoma Park, MD

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Date: 9/2/18 9:51 am
From: Chris Eberly <director...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Maryland Bird Conservation News for August
Our August e-news has a great article about female bird song. You can view the e-news at https://mailchi.mp/e3500fca0806/maryland-bird-conservation-news-for-august.

To receive the MBCP e-news in your inbox, please subscribe by visiting www.MarylandBirds.org/bci-newsletters.

Chris Eberly
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Date: 9/2/18 9:51 am
From: Alan Johnston <alanjohnston46...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawks
On Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:40:19 PM UTC-4, bob augustine wrote:
> After seeing none all week, last evening I had 31 Nighthawks, most in a group of 20 just after 7 pm. I think this means they are now in our area, but this was likely just a "test flight" as the wind was from the S and 6 birds were heading N--unusual at such a late hour. The big flight may be coming tonight. With the storms predicted, it should be interesting. Storms often cause Nighthawks to flock more and if storms come from the W as projected they may bunch up in our area moving East to avoid them. Also, storms mean lots of lift to produce the cumulus clouds, lift that also gets insects up.
>
> Bob Augustine
> Rockville
> 1 Sept. 2018

On Saturday evening at 7:05 pm I had 12 Common Nighthawks fly over my house in Kensington flying more-or-less directly South. I live just off Cedar Lane.

Alan Johnston
Kensington, MD

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Date: 9/2/18 9:20 am
From: Kelsey Wellons <kelseypsu...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
It was there when I arrived at 7:30 AM (visible from fishing docks). Went into higher marsh grass and flew off and back a few times. Stayed close to boardwalk for about 15 minutes (approximately 9:15) until it flew off again. Several of us were observing. Was not seen again between about 9:30 and when I left at 10:30. Initially saw 5 or 6 egrets and 1 great blue upon arrival with little blue and only 1 egret and 1 great blue visible upon departure.

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Date: 9/2/18 9:07 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/2/18
This morning (9/2) in Rock Creek Park fellow-birders saw four warbler species (Black-throated Blue, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, and Blue-Winged Warbler). The bird of the morning was the Common Raven.

MAINTENANCE YARD
Black-Throated Blue Warbler FOS (Paul)
American Redstart 4
Common Yellowthroat 2
Blue-Winged Warbler 2
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 10
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 6
American Crow
Common Raven (FOS)
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
American Robin 14
Gray Catbird
American Goldfinch 3
Baltimore Oriole 4
Northern Cardinal 7
Song Sparrow

FENCE LINE
Blue-winged Warbler
Common Grackle
American Robin 3
Baltimore Oriole ` 2

This report was prepared by Leon Kass and Bill Butler.

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Susan Volman, Paul DeAnna, Katharine Kravetz, David Crow, Lacey Dunham, Evan, +
Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/2/18 8:56 am
From: Linda Friedland <linnet1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Buff-breasted Sandpiperat Polo Fields MoCo
Still foraging happily with the many Killdeer and Horned Larks between
10:30 and 11 am. Good close looks directly opposite the small pull- off
parking spot. Thanks to Dave Roberts for reporting!

Linda Friedland

Montgomery County

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Date: 9/2/18 8:56 am
From: 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Oxbow Lake: Tricolored Heron & Little Blue Heron
Just checked eBird to find out that Tricolored Heron is a new species at Oxbow Lake! That's 207 species found at Oxbow Lake.

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Date: 9/2/18 8:45 am
From: 'Marcy Stutzman' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Oxbow Lake: Tricolored Heron & Little Blue Heron
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From: ebird-checklist <ebird-checklist...>
To: marciastutzman <marciastutzman...>
Sent: Sun, Sep 2, 2018 11:37 am
Subject: eBird Report - Oxbow Lake, Sep 2, 2018

Oxbow Lake, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
Sep 2, 2018 7:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Conditions: 64-72° F, humid, Partly Cloudy, Wind ESE, gusts 1-7 mph. Did tail maintenance. Picked up other people's trash. Last bird of the morning was a Tri-colored heron!

My Oxbow Lake picture: https://www.flickr.com/gp/birdy26md/9a5gLN
eBird Hotspot: https://ebird.org/hotspot/L470637

22 species

Mallard 2
Mourning Dove 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 4

Little Blue Heron 3 3 immature Little Blue Heron (picture is of 2) socializing/feeding together in the general area around Gallinule Point.

Tricolored Heron 1

Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 1
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48240335

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

Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Date: 9/2/18 8:44 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bethesda, Mont. Co. backyard
Send it my way!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/2/18 8:23 am
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bethesda, Mont. Co. backyard
Doing my daily breakfast-birding on the deck this morning, I was pleasantly surprised to have a Red-breasted Nuthatch visit. Checking my eBird records, this is the earliest by two weeks of my yard observations of this species. I was surprised to find that all my yard RBNU sightings over the years have been in September and October, always single birds except for 3 observed on September 30, 2012.


Jim Nelson
Bethesda, MD

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Date: 9/2/18 7:45 am
From: <birderick...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Some movement
A bit of movement starting here in my Woodbine yard. Yesterday morning there was a hatch-year male Common Yellowthroat in our side garden near the water feature, and a Prairie Warbler along the sunny edge of our front meadow, and a Red-eyed Vireo was in our serviceberry tree. About 15 Common Nighthawks flew by later around 6 PM, coming from the SW and heading NE.

This morning was quiet as a tomb, but I did manage to find a pair (m&f) of Yellow warblers in the same front edge of the meadow, as well as a male Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, and a female Baltimore Oriole. A rather weary-looking field Sparrow was in the back meadow, and a pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS flew over about 8:40 AM, heading SW.

Great Crested Flycatchers and Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are still being seen daily, with at least 4 hummers coming to my feeders.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/2/18 7:24 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks
About 15 or so were flying SW>NE last evening (Sat. 9/1) around 6 or so before we went out for the evening. Some came right over us as we sat on the deck, others off in the distance.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine,
SW Carroll County, MD

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Date: 9/2/18 6:44 am
From: Dave Roberts <ddroberts50...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Buff-breasted sandpiper @polo field Mont Co
Also pectoral and least

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Date: 9/1/18 4:25 pm
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
Had three this morning in Maine and two yesterday so they are still around up north...

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville,MD

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> On Sep 1, 2018, at 5:35 PM, 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
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> Perhaps a less dire reason for your hummer drop off is migration. Labor Day weekend used to be the big blastoff for Ruby-throats but they tend to linger longer these days. We still have at least one pair but expect visitation to drop off in the next week.
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> Tyler Bell
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> California, Maryland
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>
> On Saturday, September 1, 2018, 12:41:15 PM EDT, Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...> wrote:
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>
> I noticed a sudden, sharp drop-off in hummingbird activity yesterday and today. Only one hummer approached the feeder while I was watching today, but it was very skittish and never drank.
>
> I went out to change the nectar and discovered the reason: a preying mantis was lurking on the side of the humzinger, just below the red lid.
>
> Mantis was escorted to the other side of our yard, but I'll make a point of checking the outside of the feeder more carefully every day from now on.
>
> Pat Valdata
> Crisfield, Somerset County
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Date: 9/1/18 3:53 pm
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
Actually, I do think they've started south. The feeding frenzy last week was something to watch. I could see 3 or 4 at a time most days. Now, we're down to one, it seems. But that one was very wary of the preying mantis!
Pat
Pat ValdataCrisfield, MD
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-------- Original message --------From: James Tyler Bell <jtylerbell...> Date: 9/1/18 5:35 PM (GMT-05:00) To: Maryland Birding <mdbirding...>, Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
Perhaps a less dire reason for your hummer drop off is migration. Labor Day weekend used to be the big blastoff for Ruby-throats but they tend to linger longer these days. We still have at least one pair but expect visitation to drop off in the next week.


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I noticed a sudden, sharp drop-off in hummingbird activity yesterday and today. Only one hummer approached the feeder while I was watching today, but it was very skittish and never drank.

I went out to change the nectar and discovered the reason: a preying mantis was lurking on the side of the humzinger, just below the red lid.
Mantis was escorted to the other side of our yard, but I'll make a point of checking the outside of the feeder more carefully every day from now on.

Pat ValdataCrisfield, Somerset County




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Date: 9/1/18 2:36 pm
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
Perhaps a less dire reason for your hummer drop off is migration. Labor Day weekend used to be the big blastoff for Ruby-throats but they tend to linger longer these days. We still have at least one pair but expect visitation to drop off in the next week.


Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland

On Saturday, September 1, 2018, 12:41:15 PM EDT, Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...> wrote:

I noticed a sudden, sharp drop-off in hummingbird activity yesterday and today. Only one hummer approached the feeder while I was watching today, but it was very skittish and never drank.

I went out to change the nectar and discovered the reason: a preying mantis was lurking on the side of the humzinger, just below the red lid.
Mantis was escorted to the other side of our yard, but I'll make a point of checking the outside of the feeder more carefully every day from now on.

Pat ValdataCrisfield, Somerset County


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Date: 9/1/18 2:13 pm
From: Mark Rositol <mrositol510...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Little Blue Heron at Schoolhouse Pond
Immature LBHE is preening with Mallards. Tough bird to get in PG County...at least for me. Probably same bird that has been at Jackson's Landing.

M. Rositol
Fort Washington, MD

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Date: 9/1/18 12:16 pm
From: Jim Nelson <kingfishers2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] First Nighthawk, finally, Bethesda, Mont. Co.
As I reported earlier, I haven't seen a Common Nighthawk from my small backyard in the DC suburbs since mid September 2016. Seeing the reports from folks about large numbers yesterday evening, I went out on our deck and kept watch for a while with no luck. This morning while doing my daily breakfast-birding on the deck, I finally saw a single juvenile Common Nighthawk flying overhead. Just a couple of weeks short of two years since my last sighting from this location.


Jim Nelson
Bethesda,

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Date: 9/1/18 10:58 am
From: Chris Starling <cstar.email...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Nighthawks
I had 14 on Thursday evening near Elkton, Cecil County.

On Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 12:40 PM bob augustine <augustinebob8...> wrote:

> After seeing none all week, last evening I had 31 Nighthawks, most in a
> group of 20 just after 7 pm. I think this means they are now in our area,
> but this was likely just a "test flight" as the wind was from the S and 6
> birds were heading N--unusual at such a late hour. The big flight may be
> coming tonight. With the storms predicted, it should be interesting. Storms
> often cause Nighthawks to flock more and if storms come from the W as
> projected they may bunch up in our area moving East to avoid them. Also,
> storms mean lots of lift to produce the cumulus clouds, lift that also gets
> insects up.
>
> Bob Augustine
> Rockville
> 1 Sept. 2018
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Date: 9/1/18 10:53 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/1/18, Nighthawks
This morning (9/1) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park………...

The best birds of the day were two Common Nighthawk that flew in a large circle above the maintenance yard.

Fellow birder saw the following birds:

Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula
Mourning Dove 2
Common Nighthawk 2 FOS
Chimney Swift 5+
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Gray Catbird
American Goldfinch
Baltimore Oriole
Common Grackle 2
Northern Cardinal 3

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, David Crow, Susan Volman, John Boright, Katharine Kravetz, Scott, +

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Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/1/18 10:39 am
From: 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
Thank you!Elda BanksSilver Spring
On Saturday, September 1, 2018, 1:19:30 PM EDT, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:

My daughter had a small (2 inches or so) mantis by her feeders a couple days ago, on her 2nd floor apartment balcony, in AA county. She also "relocated" it.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/1/18 10:19 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
My daughter had a small (2 inches or so) mantis by her feeders a couple days ago, on her 2nd floor apartment balcony, in AA county. She also "relocated" it.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/1/18 9:58 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Range Extensions--Clarification
The range extensions I cited were of breeding ranges. Other species have been showing up here more frequently without any evident breeding nearby. Black-bellied Whistling Ducks and Brown Boobies have become a feature of summer for the last several years.

Other southern birds that have been appearing more include:
Reddish Egret
Mottled Duck
Neotropic Cormorant

There have also been some southward range extensions, notably Sandhill Crane, Merlin, and Common Merganser.

Little Egrets, which breed in Barbados, have turned up in New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces, suggesting a direct flight from the Caribbean (as there are no recent records S of NY) (I suspect NF's first White-winged Tern, reported 1 Sept. 2015, flew directly to Guadeloupe where one was reported 8 days later. Such a trip could be made in 8 days at 15 mph at 24h/day or 31 mph at 12h/day.) Why Caribbean birds would go N so far is a good question.

A small correction: The fledging of Mississippi Kites in NH was not early like our birds.

New Market: branching Aug. 19

Durham: branching Aug. 10

Stratham: branching Aug. 12

Bob Augustine
Rockville
1 Sept. 2018

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Date: 9/1/18 9:44 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks
After seeing none all week, last evening I had 31 Nighthawks, most in a group of 20 just after 7 pm. I think this means they are now in our area, but this was likely just a "test flight" as the wind was from the S and 6 birds were heading N--unusual at such a late hour. The big flight may be coming tonight. With the storms predicted, it should be interesting. Storms often cause Nighthawks to flock more and if storms come from the W as projected they may bunch up in our area moving East to avoid them. Also, storms mean lots of lift to produce the cumulus clouds, lift that also gets insects up.

Bob Augustine
Rockville
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Date: 9/1/18 9:41 am
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hummers in danger
I noticed a sudden, sharp drop-off in hummingbird activity yesterday and
today. Only one hummer approached the feeder while I was watching today,
but it was very skittish and never drank.

I went out to change the nectar and discovered the reason: a preying mantis
was lurking on the side of the humzinger, just below the red lid.

Mantis was escorted to the other side of our yard, but I'll make a point of
checking the outside of the feeder more carefully every day from now on.

Pat Valdata
Crisfield, Somerset County

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Date: 9/1/18 7:05 am
From: Derek C. Richardson <dcr...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatches, PG County

There were at least 4 Red-breasted Nuthatches calling and feeding high in
the pines at the entrance to the parking lot at the end of Supplee Lane at
Rocky Gorge Reservoir in PG County this morning. Other notable birds
included an Osprey flying over the water, a male Blue Grosbeak feeding a
begging juvenile, a possibly injured Wood Thrush, and 3 warbler species:
B&W, Yellowthroat, & Redstart.

Full eBird report below:

Rocky Gorge Reservoir/Supplee Park, Prince George's, Maryland, US
Sep 1, 2018 8:19 AM - 9:47 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
Comments: Distance is mostly one way. Mild temperature, heavy overcast,
not as humid as yesterday, moderate breeze. Also heard a rooster.
33 species

Mourning Dove 14
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 maybe 2
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 7
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 4 maybe more, finally saw a few of them
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 8
Eastern Bluebird 2 1 female/immature
Wood Thrush 1 maybe 2; seen bird appeared to be favoring leg
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 6
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 15
American Goldfinch 6
Song Sparrow 2
Common Grackle 4
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2 1 female/immature
American Redstart 2 2 female/immature
Northern Cardinal 8
Blue Grosbeak 2 maybe 3
House Sparrow 12

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48210087

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

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Date: 8/31/18 7:44 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] More nighthawks
Nary a bird flying in the lights at Municipal Stadium [home of the
Hagerstown Suns] this evening. My only visit this bb season. They
have been present in the past, tho not in great #s.

Jim S

On 8/31/18, Cornell <rbr73...> wrote:
> From about 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM this evening I had 18 over Tenleytown in NW
> DC, which is the highest count I’ve personally recorded for this species in
> DC. Most were quite high though, and I did not see any foraging behavior.
> The majority appeared to be moving west or southwest, but a few individuals
> (mainly after 7:10) were moving southeast. This isn’t as high a count as
> some suburban localities in this area can garner during fall migration, but
> is a pretty respectable count for us here in the city.
>
> - Reid Rumelt
>
>> On Aug 31, 2018, at 6:43 PM, Hugh David Fleischmann
>> <david...> wrote:
>>
>> I just had a few small flocks totaling 22 birds, all heading southwest.
>> Im in Owings Mills at the top of the valley.
>>
>> Awesome Birding in 2018!
>>
>> H. David Fleischmann
>> 410-598-9292
>> <David...>
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
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>>> On Aug 31, 2018, at 6:37 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
>>> wrote:
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>>> 63 so far, at 6:38.
>>> Rick Sussman
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Date: 8/31/18 4:48 pm
From: Cornell <rbr73...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] More nighthawks
From about 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM this evening I had 18 over Tenleytown in NW DC, which is the highest count I’ve personally recorded for this species in DC. Most were quite high though, and I did not see any foraging behavior. The majority appeared to be moving west or southwest, but a few individuals (mainly after 7:10) were moving southeast. This isn’t as high a count as some suburban localities in this area can garner during fall migration, but is a pretty respectable count for us here in the city.

- Reid Rumelt

> On Aug 31, 2018, at 6:43 PM, Hugh David Fleischmann <david...> wrote:
>
> I just had a few small flocks totaling 22 birds, all heading southwest. Im in Owings Mills at the top of the valley.
>
> Awesome Birding in 2018!
>
> H. David Fleischmann
> 410-598-9292
> <David...>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Aug 31, 2018, at 6:37 PM, Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> wrote:
>>
>> 63 so far, at 6:38.
>> Rick Sussman
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Date: 8/31/18 4:41 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] More on the nighthawks
I've watched a lot of Common Nighthawks over the years, but tonights show over my yard was the best I've ever seen. They began coming over just before 6pm, and didn't stop until the storm began about 7:15. As the clouds moved in, the birds got lower, and performed every type of aerial maneuver they can. They swooped, swerved, stalled, went into dives, did flycatching turns, and flew straight away with nary a wing beat. While we were covering the pool, just after 7, they were flying just over us, perhaps 10 feet up, catching insects over the backyard. I stopped counting at just over 130, and settled in to watch the amazing show!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 8/31/18 3:43 pm
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] More nighthawks
I just had a few small flocks totaling 22 birds, all heading southwest. Im in Owings Mills at the top of the valley.

Awesome Birding in 2018!

H. David Fleischmann
410-598-9292
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Sent from my iPhone

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> 63 so far, at 6:38.
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Date: 8/31/18 3:37 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] More nighthawks
63 so far, at 6:38.
Rick Sussman

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Date: 8/31/18 3:01 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] More nighthawks
A small wave of 32 Common Nighthawks just flew over my yard, and surrounding yards, at 5:57, coming from the north and heading due south, Woodbine, SW Carroll.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 8/31/18 7:56 am
From: Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Willet, Wilson's Phalarope and Glossy Ibis at Swan Creek
Highlights from this morning at Swan Creek included one Western Willet, 1 Wilson's Phalarope and 4 Glossy Ibis. The Willet was originally in the north cell, seen foraging along the shore and in flight.  The Willet eventually came very close to the shore near the flagpoles, allowing great views.  The phalarope was distant, on the water directly across from the flagpoles (due east?).  The bird foraged/floated on much deeper water then the yellowlegs and was largely by itself, spinning in the water.  And, one Glossy Ibis was in the marsh and another three flew by, circled the marsh several times before flying to the east. Also of note were 2 Sanderlings in the south cell and a Peregrine Falcon repeatedly flying low over the water, raising havoc with the shorebirds and terns. Well over 400 Laughing Gulls were also present when I arrived. Good birding!
Fred <ShafferGlaucousGull...>, Anne Arundel

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Date: 8/31/18 6:46 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 8/30/18
This morning (8/31) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park………..

Fellow birders saw the following birds:

Blue-winged Warbler imm. (Jim, Katharine,+)
American Redstart 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 50+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher (Hugh)
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird FOS (Jim)
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Veery
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 2
American Goldfinch
Baltimore Oriole 4
Northern Cardinal 3

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Gene and Susan Murry, Mardi Hastings, Tucker Scully, Katherine Kravetz, Hugh McGuinness, David Burns

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 8/30/18 3:36 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Scarlet Ibis and flamingos in Patterson Park, Baltimore !!!
Just sayin, Hon, that in Hampden and other parts of Baltimore, all the self-respecting lawn flamingoes are purple, not pink. Go Ravens!

Marcia
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A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society
https://patuxentbirdclub.org/

Bowie, Maryland
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> On Aug 30, 2018, at 5:26 PM, Phil Davis <pdavis...> wrote:
>
> Hi MDBirders:
>
> No, don't go hop into your car ... this is a bit of ancient history. I was doing some deep research and happen to run across the following news blurb from 1875:
>
>
> From: The Baltimore Sun, Tuesday, 27 Jul 1875, page 4:
>
> An Ibis for Patterson Park
> The park commissioners have received as a present from Capt. Wm. S. Thompson, of the bark Chattanooga, an Ibis brought by him from Porto [sic] Rico. The bird is now at Patterson Park engaged in destroying grasshoppers, in which he seems to be very expert. The Ibis is a genus of grallitory birds, one species of which, the ibis religiosa [Sacred Ibis], having a bare head and neck and the general plumage white, with the tips of the wings and the tail black, was regard in ancient Egypt with a degree of respect bordering on adoration. The ibis rubra [Scarlet Ibis], another species, is found in the hot parts of America. This is the species presented to Patterson Park, the white feathers of the bird being dashed with crimson spots like blood sprinkled over a white shirt. The bird is as large as a turkey, with a long curved bill and long legs. The flamingoes [sic], which lately made their habitation on the island in the lake of Patterson Park, have both died and their skins, having been prepared by a taxidermist and stuffed, will be give to the museum of the Academy of Sciences.
>
>
> I'm no expert on this, but I guessing that these flamingos might be original source for the Hampden neighborhood's fascination with pink flamingo lawn statues, rugby team names, movie titles (a la Jon Waters), etc.? However, I've not able to find any sources on the web that can verify this.
>
> Just sayin' ... hon ...
>
> Phil
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Date: 8/30/18 2:26 pm
From: Phil Davis <pdavis...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Scarlet Ibis and flamingos in Patterson Park, Baltimore !!!
Hi MDBirders:

No, don't go hop into your car ... this is a bit of ancient history. I
was doing some deep research and happen to run across the following
news blurb from 1875:


From: The Baltimore Sun, Tuesday, 27 Jul 1875, page 4:

An Ibis for Patterson Park
The park commissioners have received as a present from Capt. Wm. S.
Thompson, of the bark Chattanooga, an Ibis brought by him from Porto
[sic] Rico. The bird is now at Patterson Park engaged in destroying
grasshoppers, in which he seems to be very expert. The Ibis is a genus
of grallitory birds, one species of which, the ibis religiosa [Sacred
Ibis], having a bare head and neck and the general plumage white, with
the tips of the wings and the tail black, was regard in ancient Egypt
with a degree of respect bordering on adoration. The ibis rubra
[Scarlet Ibis], another species, is found in the hot parts of America.
This is the species presented to Patterson Park, the white feathers of
the bird being dashed with crimson spots like blood sprinkled over a
white shirt. The bird is as large as a turkey, with a long curved bill
and long legs. The flamingoes [sic], which lately made their
habitation on the island in the lake of Patterson Park, have both died
and their skins, having been prepared by a taxidermist and stuffed,
will be give to the museum of the Academy of Sciences.


I'm no expert on this, but I guessing that these flamingos might be
original source for the Hampden neighborhood's fascination with pink
flamingo lawn statues, rugby team names, movie titles (a la Jon
Waters), etc.? However, I've not able to find any sources on the web
that can verify this.

Just sayin' ... hon ...

Phil

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

MD/DCRC Web site: http://www.MDBirds.org/mddcrc/rcindex.html
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Date: 8/30/18 1:33 pm
From: Frank Marenghi <frank_marenghi...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Swan Creek - AA
Does anyone know if they’ll be working in the same area tomorrow (Friday)?

Thanks,

Frank Marenghi
Shady Side, MD

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Date: 8/30/18 10:42 am
From: Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Black Terns at Chestertown WWTP
I birded a few locations in Kent County this morning. Highlights included 3 Black Terns at Chestertown Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The birds were flying back and forth over the water and resting on the exposed hoses/pipes. I got good scope views of these non-breeding terns. Other highlights from the morning included a Western Sandpiper with the yellowlegs at the WWTP.  At other stops, I saw 12 Short-billed Dowitchers, several dozen Semi-Sandpipers and 20 or so Bobolinks at Chesapeake Farms.  A quick stop at Eastern Neck NWR turned up more Bobolinks, 1 Least Flycatcher and 1 Trails Flycatcher. Good birding,
Fred <ShafferGlaucousGull...>, Anne Arundel

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Date: 8/30/18 7:05 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 8/30/18
This humid morning (8/30) at Rock Creek Park…………

Fellow birders saw three warbler species: Black-and-white, Redstart and Chestnut-sided

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 30+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee
House Wren 6
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 2
American Goldfinch
Baltimore Oriole 4
Common Grackle 3
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 5

——Yard Parking Lot
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Northern Flicker
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, David Crow, Tucker Scully, Lee Kimball, John Boright, Susan Volman

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 8/30/18 6:52 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Hart-Miller Island Birding Bus Tour - September 17, 2018
Hi everyone,

The tour is now full. Thank you for your interest. The next bus tour will be in spring 2019.

Thanks,
Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

On Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 8:54:20 AM UTC-4, Tim Carney wrote:
> Hello everyone,
>
>
> I will be leading a birding bus tour at Hart-Miller Island on Monday, September 17 (raindate is Tuesday, September 18). The tour is limited to 20 participants. We will leave landbase at 9:00 AM (please arrive no later than 8:50 AM), arrive onsite at 9:30 AM, depart at 1:00 PM, and return to landbase at 1:30 PM. Participants must be able to board a boat and a tour bus. While onsite, we will explore the entire island by bus looking primarily for migratory shorebirds and songbirds. The tour will involve some light walking. Bring snacks, water, bug spray, and sunscreen, and dress appropriately for exploring an island with minimal shade. We will visit one forested area where mosquitoes might be abundant.
>
>
> Please email tcarn [at] menv [dot] com if you would like to join the tour. You may reserve two spaces. I will need a name and email address for each participant in case I need to postpone/cancel. This tour is first-come, first-serve. Once I fill 20 spaces, I will create a waitlist. Please note that the tour will be canceled in the event of high winds/rain.
>
>
> This tour is offered by Maryland Environmental Service (MES) on behalf of Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA).
>
>
> Tim Carney
> Parkville, MD

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Date: 8/30/18 5:54 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island Birding Bus Tour - September 17, 2018
Hello everyone,

I will be leading a birding bus tour at Hart-Miller Island on Monday,
September 17 (raindate is Tuesday, September 18). The tour is limited to 20
participants. We will leave landbase at 9:00 AM (please arrive no later
than 8:50 AM), arrive onsite at 9:30 AM, depart at 1:00 PM, and return to
landbase at 1:30 PM. Participants must be able to board a boat and a tour
bus. While onsite, we will explore the entire island by bus looking
primarily for migratory shorebirds and songbirds. The tour will involve
some light walking. Bring snacks, water, bug spray, and sunscreen, and
dress appropriately for exploring an island with minimal shade. We will
visit one forested area where mosquitoes might be abundant.

Please email tcarn [at] menv [dot] com if you would like to join the tour.
You may reserve two spaces. I will need a name and email address for each
participant in case I need to postpone/cancel. This tour is first-come,
first-serve. Once I fill 20 spaces, I will create a waitlist. Please note
that the tour will be canceled in the event of high winds/rain.

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

Tim Carney
Parkville, MD

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Date: 8/30/18 5:47 am
From: Bud Poole <budpoole343...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Swan Creek - AA
For any folks considering Swan Creek in AA Co., today. Work is being performed very close to the cell viewing location so close view shorebird activity is very minimal. Just a lone, brave LEYE is sticking it out.

Bud Poole
Patterson Park

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Date: 8/29/18 7:21 pm
From: Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
You'll see that the home page now has a "Records" page. Thanks for the
feedback, everyone, and thanks, Tom, for making the new tab. .

On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 9:25 PM George Jett <gmjett...> wrote:

> Folks
>
>
>
> I agree with Tyler’s suggestion that the MDDC Records committee stuff
> should be a separate tab. I use it routinely and would not think to search
> Join/Committees.
>
>
>
> George Jett
>
>
>
> *From:* 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding [mailto:
> <mdbirding...>]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:44 AM
> *To:* MD Birding Google group
> *Cc:* Barbara Johnson
> *Subject:* Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
>
>
>
> I found it also under Join/Committees but when you click on it, it's only
> text. The MD/DC RC is not related to conservation so why would anyone ever
> think to look there? I agree, it should have its own tab.
>
>
>
> Otherwise, the site looks really nice!
>
>
>
> Tyler Bell
> <jtylerbell...>
> California, Maryland
>
>
>
>
>
> On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 7:52:40 AM EDT, Gail Mackiernan <
> <katahdinss...> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> That seems a very strange place for it. It seems to me it should be under
> Sightings or better yet, have its own tab as Records Committee.
>
> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville, MD
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> > On Aug 29, 2018, at 7:22 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
> >
> > Paul
> >
> > The MD/DCRC is under the Conservation tab.
> >
> > Joe Hanfman
> > Columbia, MD
> >
> >> On Aug 29, 2018, at 6:56 AM, <cheep.paul...> wrote:
> >>
> >> The new website looks great - very easy to navigate. That said, I
> couldn’t find any links to the MD/DC Records Committee and all the
> resources that section had on the old site (official lists of the birds of
> MD and of DC, the database, etc). Did I miss it or is that going to be
> added?
> >>
> >> Paul Pisano
> >> Arlington, VA
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPhone
> >>
> >>> On Aug 28, 2018, at 11:35 PM, Barbara Johnson <
> <barbarajohnson222...> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> MOS is proud to introduce its new website! Many thanks to our website
> committee chaired by webmaster Tom Strikwerda, and to Connect4 Consulting,
> our developer. Join MOS or renew your membership online and explore the
> many aspects the Maryland Ornithological Society!
> >>> www.mdbirds.org
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Date: 8/29/18 6:25 pm
From: George Jett <gmjett...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
Folks



I agree with Tyler’s suggestion that the MDDC Records committee stuff should be a separate tab. I use it routinely and would not think to search Join/Committees.



George Jett



From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding [mailto:<mdbirding...>]
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 8:44 AM
To: MD Birding Google group
Cc: Barbara Johnson
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society



I found it also under Join/Committees but when you click on it, it's only text. The MD/DC RC is not related to conservation so why would anyone ever think to look there? I agree, it should have its own tab.



Otherwise, the site looks really nice!



Tyler Bell
<jtylerbell...>
California, Maryland





On Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 7:52:40 AM EDT, Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> wrote:





That seems a very strange place for it. It seems to me it should be under Sightings or better yet, have its own tab as Records Committee.

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, MD

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 29, 2018, at 7:22 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> wrote:
>
> Paul
>
> The MD/DCRC is under the Conservation tab.
>
> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD
>
>> On Aug 29, 2018, at 6:56 AM, <cheep.paul...> wrote:
>>
>> The new website looks great - very easy to navigate. That said, I couldn’t find any links to the MD/DC Records Committee and all the resources that section had on the old site (official lists of the birds of MD and of DC, the database, etc). Did I miss it or is that going to be added?
>>
>> Paul Pisano
>> Arlington, VA
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>> On Aug 28, 2018, at 11:35 PM, Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> MOS is proud to introduce its new website! Many thanks to our website committee chaired by webmaster Tom Strikwerda, and to Connect4 Consulting, our developer. Join MOS or renew your membership online and explore the many aspects the Maryland Ornithological Society!
>>> www.mdbirds.org
>>>
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Date: 8/29/18 1:35 pm
From: David Young <lcdyoung93...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Black Terns on Potomac, Mont. County



Birding was as expected very slow in the midday heat, but rewarded
with at least 6 Black Terns working low on the Potomac just up river
from the boat ramp at Algonkian Park in Loudoun, Co., Va. These birds
were observed from Virginia but all are over Maryland waters.
Terns all in either adult nonbreeding or juvenile plumage. Frequent dips
along the surface river, no dives. Plenty of Rough-winged,
with a few Tree and Barn swallows in the the mix.
I would place them around a 1/2 mile above Rileys Lock, Seneca, Md


David Young
Reston, Virginia
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Date: 8/29/18 10:17 am
From: thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Recent Range Extensions
From my experience Black-bellied Whistling Ducks are also expanding north.



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From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
To: Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Wed, Aug 29, 2018 11:45 am
Subject: [MDBirding] Recent Range Extensions

Some data from North American Birds--my favorite magazine--reveal some northward range extensions. We should expect to see these birds more frequently:

1. Sandwich Tern--In 2005 400 pairs nested on Wreck Island, VA.

2. White Ibis--Nesting on Fisherman's Island, VA. 123 were seen at ESVNWR on 8 Oct. 2005; 1700 were seen over the Chincoteague causeway 23 July 2015.

3. Brown Pelican--3331 chicks were banded in the Chesapeake Bay in July 2008.

4. Wood Stork--The first NC nesting (and colony) involved 149 nests in Columbus County, SE NC in May 2008.

5. Anhinga--The first nest in VA was found in a Great Blue Heron rookery on Oriana Road in Harwood Mills Reservoir, north of Newport News, VA in June 2009.


In addition to the Roseate Spoonbills reported from PA,IN,IL,IA,MO,MN,ME, (and QC?)(reminiscent of 2009),there is a Reddish Egret at Oliphant,ON and a Hooded Oriole (ad male) on Seal Island, NS. Pelagic birders saw 25 White-faced Storm Petrels from a boat out of Hyannis, MA (A25-26) and a Yellow-nosed Albatross was seen off Jeddore, NS (A18). These were drawn from Birding On the Net.

Bob Augustine
Rockville
August 29, 2018

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Date: 8/29/18 9:11 am
From: <pjcampbell56...>
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
Just renewed online…..piece of cake. Nice website.





Thanks,

Joannie

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From: <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> On Behalf Of Barbara Johnson
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 11:27 AM
To: <pvaldata1...>
Cc: <jlstasz...>; Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>; Gail B. Mackiernan %<3Ckatahdinss...>%3E <katahdinss...>; <mdbirding...>; Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>; Paul Pisano <cheep.paul...>; Tom Strikwerda <tstrik...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society



Jim--Examples of local non-profits with a log- on and/or renew/join capability include ANS and MNPS. Besides registration for membership and events, it enables a reliable way to communicate with the entire membership, which MOS has heretofore not had (the old website did not have the capacity to handle registration). The goal is to encourage member registration and renewal tthrough the online portal, which will allow members to update their contact info each year (members can still join or renew by mail). Besides that, all other info is accessible to non-member viewers.



Marcia, as they say at the airport, "If you see something, say something". The website committee is expecting and relying on members to point out absent material or difficulties in usage. Thanks for your question.



The webmaster is Tom Strikwerda <tstrik...> <mailto:<tstrik...> . Please address concerns to him.



On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 10:27 AM Pat <pvaldata1...> <mailto:<pvaldata1...> > wrote:

Many nonprofit associations have members-only portions if a website. Being able to access them us a perk of membership.





Pat Valdata

Crisfield, MD



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Date: 8/29/18 10:02 AM (GMT-05:00)

To: <mebalestri...> <mailto:<mebalestri...> , <katahdinss...> <mailto:<katahdinss...> , <mdbirding...> <mailto:<mdbirding...>

Cc: <auk1844...> <mailto:<auk1844...> , <cheep.paul...> <mailto:<cheep.paul...> , <barbarajohnson222...> <mailto:<barbarajohnson222...> , <mdbirding...> <mailto:<mdbirding...>

Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society



Requiring membership to use features on the website seems unusual for a website of a nonprofit organization.



_____

On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> <mailto:<mebalestri...> > wrote:

Agreed on the Records Committee needing a separate tab. Not wanting to pile on, because I applaud finally getting a new website, but I don’t remember having a user name and password on the old site. It appears that you have to “join” and pay your dues to be able to go to the members only part of the website. What about those who have already paid their dues (or have a lifetime membership)? I don’t find a place to register with a user name and password if you are already a member.

_____________________

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








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



On Aug 29, 2018, at 7:52 AM, Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> <mailto:<katahdinss...> > wrote:



That seems a very strange place for it. It seems to me it should be under Sightings or better yet, have its own tab as Records Committee.

Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, MD

Sent from my iPad

On Aug 29, 2018, at 7:22 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> <mailto:<auk1844...> > wrote:

Paul

The MD/DCRC is under the Conservation tab.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

On Aug 29, 2018, at 6:56 AM, <cheep.paul...> <mailto:<cheep.paul...> wrote:

The new website looks great - very easy to navigate. That said, I couldn’t find any links to the MD/DC Records Committee and all the resources that section had on the old site (official lists of the birds of MD and of DC, the database, etc). Did I miss it or is that going to be added?

Paul Pisano
Arlington, VA

Sent from my iPhone

On Aug 28, 2018, at 11:35 PM, Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> <mailto:<barbarajohnson222...> > wrote:


MOS is proud to introduce its new website! Many thanks to our website committee chaired by webmaster Tom Strikwerda, and to Connect4 Consulting, our developer. Join MOS or renew your membership online and explore the many aspects the Maryland Ornithological Society!
www.mdbirds.org <http://www.mdbirds.org>

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Date: 8/29/18 8:45 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Recent Range Extensions
Some data from North American Birds--my favorite magazine--reveal some northward range extensions. We should expect to see these birds more frequently:

1. Sandwich Tern--In 2005 400 pairs nested on Wreck Island, VA.

2. White Ibis--Nesting on Fisherman's Island, VA. 123 were seen at ESVNWR on 8 Oct. 2005; 1700 were seen over the Chincoteague causeway 23 July 2015.

3. Brown Pelican--3331 chicks were banded in the Chesapeake Bay in July 2008.

4. Wood Stork--The first NC nesting (and colony) involved 149 nests in Columbus County, SE NC in May 2008.

5. Anhinga--The first nest in VA was found in a Great Blue Heron rookery on Oriana Road in Harwood Mills Reservoir, north of Newport News, VA in June 2009.


In addition to the Roseate Spoonbills reported from PA,IN,IL,IA,MO,MN,ME, (and QC?)(reminiscent of 2009),there is a Reddish Egret at Oliphant,ON and a Hooded Oriole (ad male) on Seal Island, NS. Pelagic birders saw 25 White-faced Storm Petrels from a boat out of Hyannis, MA (A25-26) and a Yellow-nosed Albatross was seen off Jeddore, NS (A18). These were drawn from Birding On the Net.

Bob Augustine
Rockville
August 29, 2018

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Date: 8/29/18 8:31 am
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
Will do, thanks!
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Marcia Balestri
Worcester County, Maryland
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“...ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." Charles Darwin, 1871


> On Aug 29, 2018, at 11:26 AM, Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> wrote:
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> Jim--Examples of local non-profits with a log- on and/or renew/join capability include ANS and MNPS. Besides registration for membership and events, it enables a reliable way to communicate with the entire membership, which MOS has heretofore not had (the old website did not have the capacity to handle registration). The goal is to encourage member registration and renewal tthrough the online portal, which will allow members to update their contact info each year (members can still join or renew by mail). Besides that, all other info is accessible to non-member viewers.
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> Marcia, as they say at the airport, "If you see something, say something". The website committee is expecting and relying on members to point out absent material or difficulties in usage. Thanks for your question.
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> The webmaster is Tom Strikwerda <tstrik...> <mailto:<tstrik...>. Please address concerns to him.
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> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 10:27 AM Pat <pvaldata1...> <mailto:<pvaldata1...>> wrote:
> Many nonprofit associations have members-only portions if a website. Being able to access them us a perk of membership.
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> Pat Valdata
> Crisfield, MD
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> From: 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> <mailto:<mdbirding...>>
> Date: 8/29/18 10:02 AM (GMT-05:00)
> To: <mebalestri...> <mailto:<mebalestri...>, <katahdinss...> <mailto:<katahdinss...>, <mdbirding...> <mailto:<mdbirding...>
> Cc: <auk1844...> <mailto:<auk1844...>, <cheep.paul...> <mailto:<cheep.paul...>, <barbarajohnson222...> <mailto:<barbarajohnson222...>, <mdbirding...> <mailto:<mdbirding...>
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] New Website for Maryland Ornithological Society
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> Requiring membership to use features on the website seems unusual for a website of a nonprofit organization.
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> On Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Marcia Balestri <mebalestri...> <mailto:<mebalestri...>> wrote:
> Agreed on the Records Committee needing a separate tab. Not wanting to pile on, because I applaud finally getting a new website, but I don’t remember having a user name and password on the old site. It appears that you have to “join” and pay your dues to be able to go to the members only part of the website. What about those who have already paid their dues (or have a lifetime membership)? I don’t find a place to register with a user name and password if you are already a member.
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> Marcia Balestri
> Worcester County, Maryland
> <mebalestri...> <mailto:<mebalestri...>
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> “...ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science." Charles Darwin, 1871
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> On Aug 29, 2018, at 7:52 AM, Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> <mailto:<katahdinss...>> wrote:
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> That seems a very strange place for it. It seems to me it should be under Sightings or better yet, have its own tab as Records Committee.
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> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville, MD
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> On Aug 29, 2018, at 7:22 AM, Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> <mailto:<auk1844...>> wrote:
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> Paul
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> The MD/DCRC is under the Conservation tab.
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> Joe Hanfman
> Columbia, MD
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> On Aug 29, 2018, at 6:56 AM, <cheep.paul...> <mailto:<cheep.paul...> wrote:
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> The new website looks great - very easy to navigate. That said, I couldn’t find any links to the MD/DC Records Committee and all the resources that section had on the old site (official lists of the birds of MD and of DC, the database, etc). Did I miss it or is that going to be added?
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> Paul Pisano
> Arlington, VA
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> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Aug 28, 2018, at 11:35 PM, Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222...> <mailto:<barbarajohnson222...>> wrote:
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> MOS is proud to introduce its new website! Many thanks to our website committee chaired by webmaster Tom Strikwerda, and to Connect4 Consulting, our developer. Join MOS or renew your membership online and explore the many aspects the Maryland Ornithological Society!
> www.mdbirds.org <http://www.mdbirds.org/>
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