mdbirding
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9/23/19 5:56 pm Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
9/23/19 4:37 pm drgngem K <drgngems2013...> Re: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
9/23/19 3:57 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
9/23/19 3:43 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
9/23/19 3:06 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
9/23/19 2:57 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
9/23/19 2:51 pm Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
9/23/19 2:49 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Fwd: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
9/23/19 2:42 pm guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
9/23/19 2:37 pm Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
9/23/19 2:33 pm drgngem K <drgngems2013...> Re: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
9/23/19 11:21 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
9/23/19 10:21 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
9/23/19 9:08 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] What are they...
9/23/19 8:38 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/23/19
9/23/19 8:05 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/23/19
9/22/19 3:12 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
9/22/19 2:43 pm 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
9/22/19 10:25 am drgngem K <drgngems2013...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers seem to have departed my yard.
9/22/19 10:17 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Hummers seem to have departed my yard.
9/22/19 10:13 am Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Black Skimmers
9/22/19 9:07 am Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Summer Tanager
9/22/19 7:52 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] A few good birds...
9/22/19 7:24 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> [MDBirding] Hummers seem to have departed my yard.
9/22/19 7:11 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/22/19
9/22/19 5:24 am guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] dark-eyed Junco this AM
9/22/19 5:19 am 'James Meyers' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Broadwing flight at Cromwell Saturday...one of the best in the country!
9/21/19 7:53 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Best Bike Ride Feather today
9/21/19 5:09 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Re: Best Bike Ride Feather today
9/21/19 3:06 pm Thomas Stock <tom.stock56...> [MDBirding] Big Flock of Nighthawks over Silver Spring - Sept. 21
9/21/19 7:58 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/21/19
9/20/19 2:57 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Re: Best Bike Ride Feather today
9/20/19 2:15 pm Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Re: Large flight of Broadwings
9/20/19 1:56 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Best Bike Ride Feather today
9/20/19 1:53 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 09/18/19
9/20/19 1:48 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park, 09/17/19
9/20/19 10:53 am Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...> [MDBirding] Re: Large flight of Broadwings
9/20/19 9:05 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park today, 9/20
9/20/19 7:58 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Peregrine Falcon, Lake Artemesia
9/20/19 7:57 am Jack Saba <jlsaba001...> [MDBirding] Peregrine Falcon, Lake Artemesia
9/20/19 7:51 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/20/19
9/20/19 7:46 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Black Hill Res access
9/20/19 7:36 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/20/19
9/19/19 10:15 am Andy Smith <agsmith001...> [MDBirding] Re: Large flight of Broadwings
9/19/19 6:50 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/19/19
9/18/19 5:06 pm Beth Kantrowitz <kantrowitz...> [MDBirding] West Hyattsville Chimney Swift roost
9/18/19 10:12 am Janet Millenson <janet...> [MDBirding] Yellow-billed Cuckoo
9/18/19 9:16 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Large flight of Broadwings
9/18/19 8:38 am john pangborn <pangborn.john19...> [MDBirding] Blue Mash Nature Trail -- Sep 18, 2019
9/18/19 7:53 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/18/19, 13 warblers
9/18/19 7:47 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/18/19, 13 warblers
9/17/19 6:04 pm 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Calvert Raven?
9/17/19 3:02 pm Jim Felley <jdfelley...> [MDBirding] Golden Eagle at Lake Needwood, Montgomery County and more
9/17/19 11:29 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> [MDBirding] Fwd: Chimney Swift Tower
9/17/19 11:07 am Mark Rositol <mrositol510...> [MDBirding] Shorebirds and waders PG County
9/17/19 10:09 am Jim Felley <jdfelley...> [MDBirding] Broadwings over Gaithersburg
9/17/19 8:06 am 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Broadwing Flight continuing - Baltimore Co
9/17/19 7:52 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/17/19
9/17/19 4:41 am Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...> [MDBirding] RN Phalarope Harford Continues
9/16/19 5:32 pm 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Good Nighthawk Flight tonight 9/16
9/16/19 5:13 pm 'nicosarbanesmusic' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] YBFL at Pickering Creek
9/16/19 4:55 pm Robert McLean <tmclean1090...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks over my Neighborhood
9/16/19 1:10 pm 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Broadwings Flight - Baltimore County
9/16/19 11:12 am Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...> [MDBirding] Re: The boys are back in town
9/16/19 11:11 am Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...> [MDBirding] The boys are back in town
9/16/19 10:32 am 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Broadwings Flight - Baltimore County
9/16/19 9:36 am Tim Carney <timmyc83...> [MDBirding] upcoming birdwalks at Hart-Miller Island and Swan Creek
9/16/19 7:11 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/16/19
9/15/19 11:00 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Our local wildebeest or reindeer migration...
9/15/19 10:40 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Our local wildebeest or reindeer migration...
9/15/19 10:25 am Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Winter Finch Forecast 2019-2020
9/15/19 8:22 am guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Winter Finch Forecast 2019-2020
9/15/19 7:45 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/15/19
9/14/19 6:21 pm Scott Baron <baron.scott...> [MDBirding] Winter Finch Forecast 2019-2020
9/14/19 9:35 am Suzanne Shoemaker <owlmoonrc...> [MDBirding] Fw: Dragonflies
9/14/19 9:34 am Suzanne Shoemaker <owlmoonrc...> [MDBirding] Fw: Dragonflies
9/14/19 8:46 am Joe Hanfman <auk1844...> [MDBirding] Lark Sparrow - Harford
9/14/19 7:08 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/14/19
9/14/19 6:32 am guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Common Bobwhite-Old Hanover Rd
9/13/19 2:42 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] Fw: Dragonflies
9/13/19 1:22 pm JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Our local wildebeest or reindeer migration...
9/13/19 12:08 pm Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/13/19
9/13/19 11:18 am Jim Rapp <dlitedirector...> [MDBirding] Smith Island birding tour: Saturday, October 5
9/13/19 7:46 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/13/19
9/13/19 7:36 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Our local wildebeest or reindeer migration...
9/13/19 7:08 am 'nicosarbanesmusic' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Brewster's Warbler at Pickering Creek
9/12/19 12:36 pm Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Dorchester County fall bird count, Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
9/12/19 11:27 am David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MDBirding] green heron on C&O Canal
9/12/19 11:01 am Patrick Malone <pmalone...> [MDBirding] green heron on C&O Canal
9/12/19 7:19 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/12/19
9/12/19 7:04 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/12/19
9/12/19 4:19 am guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Just call this hummingbird “Maverick”
9/11/19 7:56 pm drgngem K <drgngems2013...> [MDBirding] Just call this hummingbird “Maverick”
9/11/19 7:53 pm drgngem K <drgngems2013...> [MDBirding] Just call this hummingbird “Maverick”
9/11/19 7:46 pm drgngem K <drgngems2013...> [MDBirding] Just call this hummingbird “Maverick”
9/11/19 8:22 am 'Michael Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Am. Golden Plover
9/11/19 7:34 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/11/19
9/11/19 6:59 am Mary Ann Todd <maryatodd2...> [MDBirding] Am Golden Plover Polo Mo Co
9/10/19 6:55 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] Bike Ride Birds & two days of Nighthawk obs
9/10/19 7:29 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/10/19
9/10/19 5:49 am 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Wooton's Landing
9/10/19 4:37 am James Wilson <birdmanjfw...> [MDBirding] Re: Chips
9/9/19 8:42 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/9/19
9/9/19 7:00 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/9/19
9/9/19 6:28 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Osprey nest abandoned...
9/9/19 6:10 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Chips
9/9/19 6:05 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Nearing Season's End
9/8/19 4:04 pm 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Nighthawks
9/8/19 4:04 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] Nearing Season's End
9/8/19 1:10 pm Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Chips
9/8/19 8:35 am Lauren Goodsmith <lauren.goodsmith...> [MDBirding] Redstarts at Cromwell Valley Park
9/8/19 7:46 am Warblerick <ricksussman1955...> [MDBirding] Blue Grosbeak breeding
9/8/19 7:05 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/8/19
9/8/19 3:11 am 'James Meyers' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Broadwings
9/7/19 4:37 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] Nighthawks
9/7/19 1:12 pm JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Another new bather...
9/7/19 10:10 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Another new bather...
9/7/19 7:08 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/7/19
9/7/19 7:05 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Adult ybfl
9/7/19 4:27 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Gwwa now
9/6/19 7:05 pm Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...> Re: [MDBirding] looking at kettles
9/6/19 6:38 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> [MDBirding] looking at kettles
9/6/19 1:44 pm Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawk Spectacular
9/6/19 1:05 pm Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore, MD Aug. 29-30, VA Aug. 30-Sept. 3.
9/6/19 7:25 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/6/19
9/6/19 6:34 am Jim Felley <jdfelley...> [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawk Spectacular
9/6/19 6:00 am Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park, 09/03/19
9/6/19 5:27 am Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] L0ch Raven Reservoir, 09/02/19
9/5/19 2:42 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] NOT A GOSHAWK UPDATE
9/5/19 10:06 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/5/19, Kentucky Warbler
9/5/19 7:29 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/5/19, Kentucky Warbler
9/5/19 7:15 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/5/19, Kentucky Warbler
9/4/19 1:57 pm sj wexlr <sjtaken...> [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Sept 4
9/4/19 12:10 pm JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawk Spectacular
9/4/19 10:31 am 'Jodi Bucknam' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Lesser Scaup & Northern Shovelers- Constitution Gardens, DC
9/4/19 9:21 am Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Hummingbird migration
9/4/19 7:46 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Nighthawk Spectacular
9/4/19 6:50 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/4/19
9/4/19 5:37 am 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher
9/3/19 12:09 pm bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Balloon ban
9/3/19 11:57 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Nighthawk flight expected
9/3/19 11:34 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Brewster's Warbler at WRP
9/3/19 7:36 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/3/19
9/3/19 4:38 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Osfl
9/2/19 6:01 pm Anthony V. <tonyvanschoor...> [MDBirding] Brewster's warbler at Blandair North 9/2/19
9/2/19 4:42 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> [MDBirding] [FR] Nighthawk Bonanza
9/2/19 4:14 pm June bird <birdcrazylady...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
9/2/19 10:51 am 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] 14 Common Nighthawks at Aspen Hill Home Depot 8/31
9/2/19 7:09 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/2/19
9/2/19 7:01 am 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Hudsonian Godwits on the Potomac, 9/1
9/2/19 6:14 am Linda Just <ljustrn...> [MDBirding]
9/2/19 6:10 am Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
9/1/19 11:32 am JimC <wetstuff...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
9/1/19 11:14 am June bird <birdcrazylady...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
9/1/19 11:12 am June bird <birdcrazylady...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
9/1/19 9:25 am 'Alan Johnston' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Common Nighthawks in Kensington, Maryland
9/1/19 7:40 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/1/19
9/1/19 6:36 am mike burchett <mikeburchett23...> [MDBirding] Ruff at Figgs Landing
8/31/19 1:28 pm JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
8/31/19 9:01 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/31/19
8/30/19 9:57 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
8/30/19 7:58 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 8/30/19
8/30/19 7:27 am Mark Rositol <mrositol510...> [MDBirding] Re: Brown Pelican back in DC
8/30/19 5:34 am Paul Pisano <cheep.paul...> [MDBirding] Brown Pelican back in DC
8/29/19 5:47 pm Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> Re: [MDBirding] Warbler IDed
8/29/19 5:16 pm drgngem K <drgngems2013...> [MDBirding] Warbler IDed
8/29/19 9:33 am Esther Fleischmann <fleischm...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
8/29/19 8:02 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 8/29/19
8/29/19 6:39 am JimC <wetstuff...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
8/28/19 3:06 pm Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
8/28/19 2:32 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
8/28/19 11:50 am Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park, 08/27/19
8/28/19 11:22 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] correction on Lawrence's
8/28/19 11:20 am Steve Long <steve.long4...> Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
8/28/19 8:44 am bob augustine <augustinebob8...> [MDBirding] Bird shortages
8/28/19 8:18 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 8/28/19
8/28/19 6:38 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Lawrences at cromwell
8/28/19 4:32 am 'MARYANN TODD' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Brown Pelican
8/28/19 4:25 am 'MARYANN TODD' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Brown Pelican Violettes Lock
8/27/19 2:22 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 08/26/19
8/27/19 7:37 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, 8/27/19
8/26/19 2:18 pm Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...> [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, Blackwater, Egypt Road, Hurlock, August 20-25, 2019.
8/26/19 11:19 am 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> [MDBirding] Lawrence’s Warbler in Baltimore
8/26/19 10:57 am 'PETER OSENTON' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/26/19
8/26/19 10:51 am drgngem K <drgngems2013...> Re: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/26/19
8/26/19 8:48 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Small-bore birding camera search
8/26/19 8:26 am Wallace Kornack <wallace...> [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/26/19
8/26/19 7:41 am Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...> [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park today 8/26
8/26/19 7:40 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: The Green Heron, Bird's Bodies, Bird Communication, and More: A Photo Essay
8/25/19 7:42 pm Howard Wu <howiewu1...> [MDBirding] [Extralimital and belated] 10 days in Iceland
8/25/19 4:36 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] The Green Heron, Bird's Bodies, Bird Communication, and More: A Photo Essay
8/25/19 4:19 pm Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...> [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park, 08/25/19
8/25/19 12:55 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
8/25/19 12:49 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
8/25/19 10:19 am David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] The Green Heron, Bird Bodies, Bird Language, and More: A Photo Essay
8/25/19 9:30 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
8/25/19 8:50 am Janet Millenson <janet...> [MDBirding] Raptors at Great Falls (late post)
8/25/19 8:49 am JimC <wetstuff...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
8/25/19 8:32 am Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Patuxent River Pk- Jackson's Landing- Glossy Ibis
8/25/19 8:19 am Mark Rositol <mrositol510...> [MDBirding] Patuxent River Pk- Jackson's Landing- Glossy Ibis
8/25/19 7:09 am David Gibson <20cabot...> [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
8/25/19 6:10 am Jim Moore <epiphenomenon9...> Re: [MDBirding] Birding camera
8/25/19 12:44 am David Kent <dhkent55...> Re: [MDBirding] Birding camera
8/24/19 8:49 pm JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Birding camera
8/24/19 6:00 pm Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
8/24/19 5:59 pm Scott Young <wsyacy...> [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
8/24/19 5:52 pm Scott Young <wsyacy...> [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
8/24/19 5:37 pm 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Pine Siskin???
8/24/19 4:34 pm Les R Becker <lesrbecker2...> Re: [MDBirding] Birding camera
8/24/19 3:56 pm Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Pine Siskin???
8/24/19 3:31 pm 'Tony Futcher' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Re: [MDBirding] Birding camera
8/24/19 2:55 pm Linda Just <ljustrn...> [MDBirding] Birding camera
8/24/19 11:52 am JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] N Goshawk
8/24/19 11:26 am JimC <wetstuff...> [MDBirding] Re: [FR] N Goshawk
8/24/19 9:54 am Pat <pvaldata1...> [MDBirding] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
8/24/19 9:21 am world oceans <world.oceans7...> Re: [MDBirding] [FR] N Goshawk
8/24/19 9:04 am Robert McLean <tmclean1090...> [MDBirding] [FR] N Goshawk
8/24/19 8:32 am Chas Argent <chas.argent...> Re: [MDBirding] [FR] N Goshawk
8/24/19 7:12 am Noah Comet <noahcomet...> Re: [MDBirding] [FR] N Goshawk
8/24/19 6:57 am Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> Re: [MDBirding] [FR] N Goshawk
8/24/19 6:18 am john pangborn <pangborn.john19...> [MDBirding] Redgate Park -- Aug 24, 2019
8/24/19 5:40 am Tim Houghton <timhoughton...> [MDBirding] Mourning at cromwell
 
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Date: 9/23/19 5:56 pm
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
I had 2 Hummers hanging around my two  feeders all day, with no conflict
like the previous crew that has been gone for days.   One was a male.  I
assume they are passing through.

Steve Long, Oxford

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Date: 9/23/19 4:37 pm
From: drgngem K <drgngems2013...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
The first was definitely a juvenile, with a second hummer seen an hour later.
Rebecca in Baltimore Co

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> On Sep 23, 2019, at 6:06 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 5:42 PM G Frantz wrote:
> Two juveniles today. They're hanging around & polishing off the feeder quickly.
>
> I've had two today as well...
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County
> WA Co. MOS member
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Date: 9/23/19 3:57 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 6:43 PM Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
wrote:
Photos show an obvious Scarlet Tanager in basic plumage, with the first few
photos having shadows on the head and tail...
******************************
There's no shadow on the tail other than that affecting the white portion
as mentioned...

I don't dispute that it's a SCTA, but wonder at people's inability to see
what is clearly there...an example of interesting plumage variation in a
Tanager.

We've beat this into the ground, so time to move on.

J

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Date: 9/23/19 3:43 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
Photos show an obvious Scarlet Tanager in basic plumage, with the first few photos having shadows on the head and tail. The 2 profile pics seem very clearly a Scarlet Tanager. As others have mentioned, they are around in good numbers now.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Date: 9/23/19 3:06 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 5:42 PM G Frantz wrote:
Two juveniles today. They're hanging around & polishing off the feeder
quickly.

I've had two today as well...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
C&O count coordinator

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Date: 9/23/19 2:57 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
To my eye, the only shadow effect occurs on the white terminus of the tail
slightly shading 2/3 of that portion...J

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 5:51 PM Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>
wrote:

> I think it’s the shadow of the branch creating the two-tone effect.
>
> Cheers
> Andy
>
> On Sep 23, 2019, at 5:49 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>
> Meant to send to ALL...
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
> Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 5:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
> To: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>
>
>
> Don't the images show light below dark? Is this common, tho not in the
> guides?
>
> J
>
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 5:37 PM Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>
> wrote:
>
>> James—what do you think is strange about the tails!
>>
>> Andy Wilson
>> Frederick
>>
>>
>> On Sep 23, 2019, at 2:21 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Mark et al.
>>
>> I agree that the bill is tananger-like on further review.
>>
>> But the tail? You saw others with this same plumage? It's shown in two
>> photos and doesn't appear to be a photo effect...J
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 1:38 PM Mark Johnson <mj3151...> wrote:
>>
>>> I don't see anything to suggest it's anything other than a winter
>>> plumage Scarlet Tanager. I saw two yesterday just like yours...they're
>>> migrating through in pretty good numbers right now. The wings are too dark
>>> for Summer Tanager.
>>>
>>> Mark Johnson
>>> Aberdeen
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From:* <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> on
>>> behalf of JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
>>> *Sent:* Monday, September 23, 2019 1:21 PM
>>> *To:* mdbirding <mdbirding...>
>>> *Subject:* [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
>>>
>>> Scarlet Tan has been proposed with one Summer Tan...
>>>
>>> But the bill and tail seem at odds for both...Jim S
>>>
>>> On Sep 23, 2019 12:08 PM, "JAMES SPEICHER" <jugornought...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> A handful of these were west of Middletown yesterday. Size seemed to be
>>> appx that of an Oriole. The tail seems distinctive, but the field guides
>>> don't show anything similar...
>>>
>>> Jim Speicher
>>> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
>>> [FR] Frederick County
>>> WA Co. MOS member
>>> C&O count coordinator
>>>
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Date: 9/23/19 2:51 pm
From: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
I think it’s the shadow of the branch creating the two-tone effect.

Cheers
Andy

> On Sep 23, 2019, at 5:49 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>
> Meant to send to ALL...
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
> Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 5:48 PM
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
> To: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>
>
>
> Don't the images show light below dark? Is this common, tho not in the guides?
>
> J
>
>> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 5:37 PM Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...> wrote:
>> James—what do you think is strange about the tails!
>>
>> Andy Wilson
>> Frederick
>>
>>
>>> On Sep 23, 2019, at 2:21 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Mark et al.
>>>
>>> I agree that the bill is tananger-like on further review.
>>>
>>> But the tail? You saw others with this same plumage? It's shown in two photos and doesn't appear to be a photo effect...J
>>>
>>>> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 1:38 PM Mark Johnson <mj3151...> wrote:
>>>> I don't see anything to suggest it's anything other than a winter plumage Scarlet Tanager. I saw two yesterday just like yours...they're migrating through in pretty good numbers right now. The wings are too dark for Summer Tanager.
>>>>
>>>> Mark Johnson
>>>> Aberdeen
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> From: <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> on behalf of JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
>>>> Sent: Monday, September 23, 2019 1:21 PM
>>>> To: mdbirding <mdbirding...>
>>>> Subject: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
>>>>
>>>> Scarlet Tan has been proposed with one Summer Tan...
>>>>
>>>> But the bill and tail seem at odds for both...Jim S
>>>>
>>>> On Sep 23, 2019 12:08 PM, "JAMES SPEICHER" <jugornought...> wrote:
>>>> A handful of these were west of Middletown yesterday. Size seemed to be appx that of an Oriole. The tail seems distinctive, but the field guides don't show anything similar...
>>>>
>>>> Jim Speicher
>>>> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
>>>> [FR] Frederick County
>>>> WA Co. MOS member
>>>> C&O count coordinator
>>>>
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Date: 9/23/19 2:49 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Fwd: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
Meant to send to ALL...

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
To: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>


Don't the images show light below dark? Is this common, tho not in the
guides?

J

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 5:37 PM Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>
wrote:

> James—what do you think is strange about the tails!
>
> Andy Wilson
> Frederick
>
>
> On Sep 23, 2019, at 2:21 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>
> Hi Mark et al.
>
> I agree that the bill is tananger-like on further review.
>
> But the tail? You saw others with this same plumage? It's shown in two
> photos and doesn't appear to be a photo effect...J
>
> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 1:38 PM Mark Johnson <mj3151...> wrote:
>
>> I don't see anything to suggest it's anything other than a winter plumage
>> Scarlet Tanager. I saw two yesterday just like yours...they're migrating
>> through in pretty good numbers right now. The wings are too dark for Summer
>> Tanager.
>>
>> Mark Johnson
>> Aberdeen
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From:* <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> on
>> behalf of JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
>> *Sent:* Monday, September 23, 2019 1:21 PM
>> *To:* mdbirding <mdbirding...>
>> *Subject:* [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
>>
>> Scarlet Tan has been proposed with one Summer Tan...
>>
>> But the bill and tail seem at odds for both...Jim S
>>
>> On Sep 23, 2019 12:08 PM, "JAMES SPEICHER" <jugornought...> wrote:
>>
>> A handful of these were west of Middletown yesterday. Size seemed to be
>> appx that of an Oriole. The tail seems distinctive, but the field guides
>> don't show anything similar...
>>
>> Jim Speicher
>> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
>> [FR] Frederick County
>> WA Co. MOS member
>> C&O count coordinator
>>
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Date: 9/23/19 2:42 pm
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
Two juveniles today. They're hanging around & polishing off the feeder quickly.
G FrantzOld Hanover RdBalto County
In a message dated 9/23/2019 5:33:22 PM Eastern Standard Time, <drgngems2013...> writes:

I thought we were done with our hummingbirds but my father said he saw one at the feeder this afternoon.Rebecca in Baltimore Co


“Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.”

Ernest Hemingway



On Sep 22, 2019, at 5:43 PM, 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:





 

Folks

 

As we approach the autumnal equinox (September 23) most of us have observed our breeding Ruby-throated Hummingbird (RTHU) leave the area.  They are heading south to winter in Florida, southern Mexico and Central America as far south as extreme western Panama and the West Indies.   This is a long and stressful migration, but RTHU have been doing it for thousands of years.   In order to assist this species make sure your feeders have an extra dose of sugar in the water. 

 

Why migrate now?  RTHU are pollen and insect eaters.  As winter approaches this food source is depleted, and the birds would starve if they stayed.  Also, during the equinox the daylight and night periods are the same.   This equal light darkness situation stimulates chemicals in the RTHU brain that tells them it is time to go south if you want to survive.  They will go regardless of the fact that the feeder is still out, but they do have some latitude.  If the weather is bad they wait.  Southerly breezes are good to migrate with since it requires less energy to reach the wintering grounds. 

 

My experience is that adult males leave first, followed by adult females, then the hatch year birds.  If you see an adult male after the local breeders leave it is likely a northern migrant looking for food.  Also, the old wives tail that if you leave the feeder out the birds will not migrate is not true.  It is that brain-chemical thing that promotes migration - not food source.

 

The breeders may have gone but please leave out the feeders.  Northerly migrants are heading your way, and the extra feeding along the way is helpful.  I leave my feeders out until at least December.  If we have a hard freeze I bring them at night. I return the feeders predawn since hummers tend to feed early.  Leave air space in the feeder so the food can expand if very cold and the feeder does not break.  RTHU have been documented into November.

 

The better reason for leaving the feeders out until December is that is when historically out-of-range hummingbirds arrive.  Maryland has six hummingbird species on the state list.  I have photographed all six species – Allen’s, Anna’s, Calliope, Green Violetear, Rufous, as well as the RTHU.  These out-of-range hummers normally show up from late October to late December.  The District of Columbia has a Black-chinned record, and that could be possible in Maryland.  Who knows what other species might visit us.  These birds tend to be sub-adults, but adults out-of-range hummngbirds have also been recorded.  Rufous is an annual visitor, but the other four species have only one or a handful of records..

 

If you encounter a late hummingbird (after October 15) please contact me.  If is important that the bird be identified to species in order to demonstrate range expansion of the non-breeders.  Also, place your feeder so it is easy to see from inside the house.  Kitchen and dining room windows are a good location.  This way you have a better chance of seeing any late visitors.

 

If you would like to see some of the the out-of-range hummingbird species documented in Maryland take a look at my website:  https://georgejett.net/index.php/Rare-MD-Birds?page=10. There are also some on page 11.  I used banders codes for the website:  Allen’s = ALHU; Anna’s = ANHU; Calliope = CAHU; Rufous = RUHU.

 

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Date: 9/23/19 2:37 pm
From: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
James—what do you think is strange about the tails!

Andy Wilson
Frederick


> On Sep 23, 2019, at 2:21 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>
> Hi Mark et al.
>
> I agree that the bill is tananger-like on further review.
>
> But the tail? You saw others with this same plumage? It's shown in two photos and doesn't appear to be a photo effect...J
>
>> On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 1:38 PM Mark Johnson <mj3151...> wrote:
>> I don't see anything to suggest it's anything other than a winter plumage Scarlet Tanager. I saw two yesterday just like yours...they're migrating through in pretty good numbers right now. The wings are too dark for Summer Tanager.
>>
>> Mark Johnson
>> Aberdeen
>>
>>
>> From: <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> on behalf of JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
>> Sent: Monday, September 23, 2019 1:21 PM
>> To: mdbirding <mdbirding...>
>> Subject: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
>>
>> Scarlet Tan has been proposed with one Summer Tan...
>>
>> But the bill and tail seem at odds for both...Jim S
>>
>> On Sep 23, 2019 12:08 PM, "JAMES SPEICHER" <jugornought...> wrote:
>> A handful of these were west of Middletown yesterday. Size seemed to be appx that of an Oriole. The tail seems distinctive, but the field guides don't show anything similar...
>>
>> Jim Speicher
>> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
>> [FR] Frederick County
>> WA Co. MOS member
>> C&O count coordinator
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Date: 9/23/19 2:33 pm
From: drgngem K <drgngems2013...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
I thought we were done with our hummingbirds but my father said he saw one at the feeder this afternoon.
Rebecca in Baltimore Co

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> On Sep 22, 2019, at 5:43 PM, 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>
>
> Folks
>
> As we approach the autumnal equinox (September 23) most of us have observed our breeding Ruby-throated Hummingbird (RTHU) leave the area. They are heading south to winter in Florida, southern Mexico and Central America as far south as extreme western Panama and the West Indies. This is a long and stressful migration, but RTHU have been doing it for thousands of years. In order to assist this species make sure your feeders have an extra dose of sugar in the water.
>
> Why migrate now? RTHU are pollen and insect eaters. As winter approaches this food source is depleted, and the birds would starve if they stayed. Also, during the equinox the daylight and night periods are the same. This equal light darkness situation stimulates chemicals in the RTHU brain that tells them it is time to go south if you want to survive. They will go regardless of the fact that the feeder is still out, but they do have some latitude. If the weather is bad they wait. Southerly breezes are good to migrate with since it requires less energy to reach the wintering grounds.
>
> My experience is that adult males leave first, followed by adult females, then the hatch year birds. If you see an adult male after the local breeders leave it is likely a northern migrant looking for food. Also, the old wives tail that if you leave the feeder out the birds will not migrate is not true. It is that brain-chemical thing that promotes migration - not food source.
>
> The breeders may have gone but please leave out the feeders. Northerly migrants are heading your way, and the extra feeding along the way is helpful. I leave my feeders out until at least December. If we have a hard freeze I bring them at night. I return the feeders predawn since hummers tend to feed early. Leave air space in the feeder so the food can expand if very cold and the feeder does not break. RTHU have been documented into November.
>
> The better reason for leaving the feeders out until December is that is when historically out-of-range hummingbirds arrive. Maryland has six hummingbird species on the state list. I have photographed all six species – Allen’s, Anna’s, Calliope, Green Violetear, Rufous, as well as the RTHU. These out-of-range hummers normally show up from late October to late December. The District of Columbia has a Black-chinned record, and that could be possible in Maryland. Who knows what other species might visit us. These birds tend to be sub-adults, but adults out-of-range hummngbirds have also been recorded. Rufous is an annual visitor, but the other four species have only one or a handful of records..
>
> If you encounter a late hummingbird (after October 15) please contact me. If is important that the bird be identified to species in order to demonstrate range expansion of the non-breeders. Also, place your feeder so it is easy to see from inside the house. Kitchen and dining room windows are a good location. This way you have a better chance of seeing any late visitors.
>
> If you would like to see some of the the out-of-range hummingbird species documented in Maryland take a look at my website: https://georgejett.net/index.php/Rare-MD-Birds?page=10. There are also some on page 11. I used banders codes for the website: Allen’s = ALHU; Anna’s = ANHU; Calliope = CAHU; Rufous = RUHU.
>
> If anyone wishes to share this note with anyone else please do so.
>
> Enjoy your birds.
> .
> George Jett
> Lothian, MD
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Date: 9/23/19 11:21 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
Hi Mark et al.

I agree that the bill is tananger-like on further review.

But the tail? You saw others with this same plumage? It's shown in two
photos and doesn't appear to be a photo effect...J

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 1:38 PM Mark Johnson <mj3151...> wrote:

> I don't see anything to suggest it's anything other than a winter plumage
> Scarlet Tanager. I saw two yesterday just like yours...they're migrating
> through in pretty good numbers right now. The wings are too dark for Summer
> Tanager.
>
> Mark Johnson
> Aberdeen
>
> ------------------------------
> *From:* <mdbirding...> <mdbirding...> on behalf
> of JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
> *Sent:* Monday, September 23, 2019 1:21 PM
> *To:* mdbirding <mdbirding...>
> *Subject:* [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
>
> Scarlet Tan has been proposed with one Summer Tan...
>
> But the bill and tail seem at odds for both...Jim S
>
> On Sep 23, 2019 12:08 PM, "JAMES SPEICHER" <jugornought...> wrote:
>
> A handful of these were west of Middletown yesterday. Size seemed to be
> appx that of an Oriole. The tail seems distinctive, but the field guides
> don't show anything similar...
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County
> WA Co. MOS member
> C&O count coordinator
>
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Date: 9/23/19 10:21 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] What are they...
Scarlet Tan has been proposed with one Summer Tan...

But the bill and tail seem at odds for both...Jim S

On Sep 23, 2019 12:08 PM, "JAMES SPEICHER" <jugornought...> wrote:

A handful of these were west of Middletown yesterday. Size seemed to be
appx that of an Oriole. The tail seems distinctive, but the field guides
don't show anything similar...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
C&O count coordinator

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Date: 9/23/19 9:08 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] What are they...
A handful of these were west of Middletown yesterday. Size seemed to be
appx that of an Oriole. The tail seems distinctive, but the field guides
don't show anything similar...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
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Date: 9/23/19 8:38 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/23/19
Addendum:

Jim Lemert saw a first of season Northern Mockingbird at the Dog Run


Wallace Kornack
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Date: 9/23/19 8:05 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/23/19
This morning (9/23) at Rock Creek Park……..

Fellow birders saw 8 warbler species: Black-and-white, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Cape May, Parula, Magnolia, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue

——Ridge
Magnolia Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush

——Yard Parking Lot
Mourning Dove 2
Brown Thrasher
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin 3
Scarlet Tanager

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 6
Northern Parula 3
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay
American Crow 11
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren
Brown Thrasher 4
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 6
Baltimore Oriole
Common Grackle 400+ flyby
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2

Check List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60050717 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60050717>

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Gerry Hawkins, Jim Lemert, Marina True, Susan Volman, David Kent, Jeff Shenot, Greg Gough, Alex Webe

Have Fun Birding!

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Date: 9/22/19 3:12 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds
Good info, thanks George!

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Date: 9/22/19 2:43 pm
From: 'George Jett' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] FW: Hummingbirds


Folks



As we approach the autumnal equinox (September 23) most of us have observed
our breeding Ruby-throated Hummingbird (RTHU) leave the area. They are
heading south to winter in <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida> Florida,
southern <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico> Mexico and
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_America> Central America as far south
as extreme western <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama> Panama and the
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Indies> West Indies. This is a long
and stressful migration, but RTHU have been doing it for thousands of years.
In order to assist this species make sure your feeders have an extra dose of
sugar in the water.



Why migrate now? RTHU are pollen and insect eaters. As winter approaches
this food source is depleted, and the birds would starve if they stayed.
Also, during the equinox the daylight and night periods are the same. This
equal light darkness situation stimulates chemicals in the RTHU brain that
tells them it is time to go south if you want to survive. They will go
regardless of the fact that the feeder is still out, but they do have some
latitude. If the weather is bad they wait. Southerly breezes are good to
migrate with since it requires less energy to reach the wintering grounds.



My experience is that adult males leave first, followed by adult females,
then the hatch year birds. If you see an adult male after the local
breeders leave it is likely a northern migrant looking for food. Also, the
old wives tail that if you leave the feeder out the birds will not migrate
is not true. It is that brain-chemical thing that promotes migration - not
food source.



The breeders may have gone but please leave out the feeders. Northerly
migrants are heading your way, and the extra feeding along the way is
helpful. I leave my feeders out until at least December. If we have a hard
freeze I bring them at night. I return the feeders predawn since hummers
tend to feed early. Leave air space in the feeder so the food can expand if
very cold and the feeder does not break. RTHU have been documented into
November.



The better reason for leaving the feeders out until December is that is when
historically out-of-range hummingbirds arrive. Maryland has six hummingbird
species on the state list. I have photographed all six species - Allen's,
Anna's, Calliope, Green Violetear, Rufous, as well as the RTHU. These
out-of-range hummers normally show up from late October to late December.
The District of Columbia has a Black-chinned record, and that could be
possible in Maryland. Who knows what other species might visit us. These
birds tend to be sub-adults, but adults out-of-range hummngbirds have also
been recorded. Rufous is an annual visitor, but the other four species have
only one or a handful of records..



If you encounter a late hummingbird (after October 15) please contact me.
If is important that the bird be identified to species in order to
demonstrate range expansion of the non-breeders. Also, place your feeder so
it is easy to see from inside the house. Kitchen and dining room windows
are a good location. This way you have a better chance of seeing any late
visitors.



If you would like to see some of the the out-of-range hummingbird species
documented in Maryland take a look at my website:
https://georgejett.net/index.php/Rare-MD-Birds?page=10. There are also some
on page 11. I used banders codes for the website: Allen's = ALHU; Anna's =
ANHU; Calliope = CAHU; Rufous = RUHU.



If anyone wishes to share this note with anyone else please do so.



Enjoy your birds.

.

George Jett

Lothian, MD



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Date: 9/22/19 10:25 am
From: drgngem K <drgngems2013...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers seem to have departed my yard.
We have not seen any hummers in about a week. I might set the camera up later on today or tomorrow and record for the afternoon. Will keep the feeder out, but I think they might’ve gone.
The house sparrows have arrived, though. Quite a flock of them in our area, at least 30+ seen.
We had three barred owls serenade us a couple of nights ago. I even got to see one fly for the first time. Also got an audio of two of them scuffling, I think. We normally have at least two pairs in the area. The photo is of a immature barred owl, taken earlier this summer in my backyard. It had a broken wing. Rehab at Phoenix Wildlife Center.
Rebecca in Baltimore Co.


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> On Sep 22, 2019, at 1:17 PM, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
>
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 10:23 AM Steve Long <steve.long4...> wrote:
> It has been a couple of days since I have seen the Hummers that were squabbling hourly over my feeders for the past month. So, I am assuming they have left to go south...
>
> Steve, it's too soon for them to ALL be gone...
>
> My last dates here are generally the first week of OCT.
>
> Had my usu fem/imm come a couple of times already today. There may have been two yesterday.
>
> Last male seems to have been the one that came on 9/5.
>
> I also will keep up a feeder, but only until Turkey day this year. In past years I have gone until the 1st of the year, but after a decade of no show rarities, I've lost patience...sorry George.
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County
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Date: 9/22/19 10:17 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Hummers seem to have departed my yard.
On Sun, Sep 22, 2019 at 10:23 AM Steve Long <steve.long4...>
wrote:
It has been a couple of days since I have seen the Hummers that were
squabbling hourly over my feeders for the past month. So, I am assuming
they have left to go south...

Steve, it's too soon for them to ALL be gone...

My last dates here are generally the first week of OCT.

Had my usu fem/imm come a couple of times already today. There may have
been two yesterday.

Last male seems to have been the one that came on 9/5.

I also will keep up a feeder, but only until Turkey day this year. In past
years I have gone until the 1st of the year, but after a decade of no show
rarities, I've lost patience...sorry George.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
C&O count coordinator

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Date: 9/22/19 10:13 am
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Black Skimmers
Sixty of them on a rooftop in Crisfield, 7th Street. Mix of adult and juvenile.Wow!Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 9/22/19 9:07 am
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Summer Tanager
Best bird of the fall count so far was a beautiful male Summer Tanager at the Drawbridge Road section of Deal Island WMA. I stepped out of the car at the entrance, looked up, saw motion, and got the bins on it right away. That never happens to me!Other nice count birds there include Black and White Warbler, Pine Warblers, and four Wild Turkeys.On Green Dumpster Road I was startled by a large brown rail skulking across the road. Saw it for only a second but it seemed big. Possible King Rail?Had an impressive Black Rat Snake on Riley Roberts Road. A Lincoln's Sparrow was not impressed and went after it! Gutsy bird.Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 9/22/19 7:52 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] A few good birds...
Still very slow birding in my yard, but I did have my FOS Ruby-crowned Kinglet this morning, as well as a male Northern Parula, and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo snatching fall webworms from a web, in the front meadow.
Several Red-eyed Vireos, American Redstarts, Brown Thrashers, Eastern Phoebe, and at least 2 hummingbirds continue.
Rick Sussman
Wooodbine, Carroll County

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Date: 9/22/19 7:24 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hummers seem to have departed my yard.
It has been a couple of days since I have seen the Hummers that were
squabbling hourly over my feeders for the past month.  So, I am assuming
they have left to go south.  If I don't see any over the next week, I
will probably put just one feeder out until the weather freezes, and
hope for a non-Ruby Throat to stop by.

Steve Long, Oxford

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Date: 9/22/19 7:11 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/22/19
This morning (9/22) at Rock Creek Park…….

——Yard Parking Lot (Susan)
Veery
Wood Thrush
Summer Tanager

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Philadelphia Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 12
American Crow
Common Raven 2
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird 4
Brown Thrasher 3
Veery
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 4
Common Grackle 18 flyby
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 7

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Wallace Kornack
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Date: 9/22/19 5:24 am
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] dark-eyed Junco this AM
Earliest Junco ever to appear in our yard............

Gail FrantzOld Hanover Rd. ReisterstownBalto County

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Date: 9/22/19 5:19 am
From: 'James Meyers' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broadwing flight at Cromwell Saturday...one of the best in the country!
Hawk watch sites across the country, from Maine to Texas and some in Canada
and Mexico, were well manned yesterday as it was a weekend and Broadwinged
Hawk season in full swing. As of today, Sunday the 22nd, 72 watch sites
have posted their numbers. The Cromwell Valley Hawkwatch in Baltimore
County had the fourth highest number of migrating hawks of all the watch
sites!
Andy Smith arrived at 8:30 AM to begin the watch, and several others began
arriving over the next few hours. Only a small number of hawks were counted
until around 11:00 AM when a kettle of 30 BWs were seen directly over the
watch site. For the next 3 and 1/2 hours a steady flight was enjoyed by
everyone who was lucky enough to be there. We had several young pairs of
eyes who would spot a group of BWs in the distance, and within minutes
these hawks would kettle right in front of the watch site and then stream
out directly over head. This was repeated over and over to the delight of
all. As usual, many of these birds were quite high but fairly easy to see
as they passed overhead.
The flight was pretty much over by 3:30 PM with just a handful of Sharpies
and Kestrels seen afterwards.
Go to the website *hawkcount.org* for details of all the watch sites.
Cromwell's final BW count was 1,219 birds......

Jim Meyers

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Date: 9/21/19 7:53 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Best Bike Ride Feather today
100% turkey

Matthew J. Felperin

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Date: 9/21/19 5:09 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Best Bike Ride Feather today
All guessed Wild Turkey, which was my guess. Many remarked on its beauty.

BTW there was only the feather and no carcass, so not a road kill
situation...

Jim S

On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 4:55 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
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> I chanced upon this feather near the end of my ride. The locale is mostly
> cornfields with a narrow bit of woodland at one edge and a bordering
> housing area. It's probably not a great puzzle about ID, but here it is
> for your enjoyment, if not puzzlement.
>
> The first image is DENSE if necessary for investigation, but the others
> are low KB resolution...
>
> Not a lot of vocals other than Jay and Crows and likely RTHAs...
>
> Sad to see in today's WAPOST the article [North America has lost
> nearly...] about the loss of 3 BIL birds over the past 1/2 century...
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County
> WA Co. MOS member
> C&O count coordinator
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Date: 9/21/19 3:06 pm
From: Thomas Stock <tom.stock56...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Big Flock of Nighthawks over Silver Spring - Sept. 21
Have counted roughly 65 Common Nighthawks over the Indian Spring
neighborhood of Silver Spring (near the YMCA) this evening - and they're
still going over, some very high up.

Tom Stock
Silver Spring Md.

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Date: 9/21/19 7:58 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/21/19
This morning (9/21) at Rock Creek Park……...

Fellow birders saw 8 warbler species: Black-and-white, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Parula, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green

——Ridge (Hugh, Tim, David)
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Brown Thrasher
American Robin

——Yard Parking Lot (Gerry, Bill, Sally)
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo
Carolina Wren
Wood Thrush 2
Cedar Waxwing 8
Summer Tanager

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula 3
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chimney Swift 21 flyby
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Wren 5
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 2
American Robin 6
American Goldfinch
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Common Grackle 150+ flyby
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 4

Check List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59972756 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59972756>

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Paul DeAnna, Gerry Hawkins, Katharine Kravetz, Susan Volman, Jim Lemert, Sally Wechsler, Hugh McGuinness, Matt Sileo, Tom O’Toole. Ami Donovan, Betsy Bush, David Kent, Tim, +

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Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/20/19 2:57 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Best Bike Ride Feather today
I should have added

IF you reply, do so OFF LIST to maintain the mystery for others who might
be interested. I'll update...Jim S

On Fri, Sep 20, 2019 at 4:55 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
wrote:

> I chanced upon this feather near the end of my ride. The locale is mostly
> cornfields with a narrow bit of woodland at one edge and a bordering
> housing area. It's probably not a great puzzle about ID, but here it is
> for your enjoyment, if not puzzlement.
>
> The first image is DENSE if necessary for investigation, but the others
> are low KB resolution...
>
> Not a lot of vocals other than Jay and Crows and likely RTHAs...
>
> Sad to see in today's WAPOST the article [North America has lost
> nearly...] about the loss of 3 BIL birds over the past 1/2 century...
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County
> WA Co. MOS member
> C&O count coordinator
>

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Date: 9/20/19 2:15 pm
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Large flight of Broadwings
Thanks Don, and congrats back at ya, on your new granddaughter! Thats great news. We're expecting our 2nd (grand child) in February. Sounds like a great reason to visit California.

Have a safe trip, and enjoy the birds,
Rick

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Date: 9/20/19 1:56 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Best Bike Ride Feather today
I chanced upon this feather near the end of my ride. The locale is mostly
cornfields with a narrow bit of woodland at one edge and a bordering
housing area. It's probably not a great puzzle about ID, but here it is
for your enjoyment, if not puzzlement.

The first image is DENSE if necessary for investigation, but the others are
low KB resolution...

Not a lot of vocals other than Jay and Crows and likely RTHAs...

Sad to see in today's WAPOST the article [North America has lost nearly...]
about the loss of 3 BIL birds over the past 1/2 century...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
C&O count coordinator

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Date: 9/20/19 1:53 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 09/18/19
09/18/19 - 710am-3pm
Hart-Miller Island, Essex, B Co., MD

WEATHER: PC, 60-76 degrees, NNE 3K- NE 5K OBS: Kevin G, Joe H

Canada Goose - 485
*MUTE SWAN - 2
Wood Duck - 10
Gadwall - 6
American Wigeon - 22
American Black Duck - 9
Mallard - 117
Blue-winged Teal - 16
Northern Shoveler - 33
Northern Pintail - 4
Green-winged Teal - 54
*CANVASBACK - 2 (drakes)
Lesser Scaup - 1
*BUFFLEHEAD - 1 (hen)
Ruddy Duck - 2
Pied-billed Grebe - 40
Double-crested Cormorant - 25
Great Blue Heron - 15
Great Egret - 59
Snowy Egret - 31
Little Blue Heron - 3
Black Vulture - 1
Turkey Vulture - 1
Osprey - 5
Bald Eagle - 5
Northern Harrier - 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2
Cooper's Hawk - 1
American Kestrel - 1
Merlin - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 2
Virginia Rail - 1
*COMMON GALLINULE - 1 (juvenile)
Black-bellied Plover - 4
*AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER - 6
Semipalmated Plover - 259
Killdeer - 36
*BLACK-NECKED STILT - 1
American Avocet - 22
Spotted Sandpiper - 9
Greater Yellowlegs - 87
*WILLET - 1 (western)
Lesser Yellowlegs - 61
*RUDDY TURNSTONE - 2
*RED KNOT - 2
*SANDERLING - 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 237
Western Sandpiper - 3
Least Sandpiper - 89
*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - 5
*BAIRD'S SANDPIPER - 1
Pectoral Sandpiper - 11
Dunlin - 4
Stilt Sandpiper - 4
*BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER - 3
Short-billed Dowitcher - 9
*LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER - 2
Laughing Gull - 30
Ring-billed Gull - 18
Herring Gull - 3
*LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL - 1 (adult)
Great Black-backed Gull - 3
Caspian Tern - 270
Forster's Tern - 36
*SANDWICH TERN - 1 (adult, winter plumage)
Mourning Dove - 21
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Belted Kingfisher - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 3
Eastern Phoebe - 3
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
Blue Jay - 1
American Crow - 6
Tree Swallow - 4
Barn Swallow - 3
Carolina Chickadee - 1
White-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Carolina Wren - 9
House Wren - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 1
Gray Catbird - 12
Northern Mockingbird - 2
Brown Thrasher - 1
European Starling - 155
Cedar Waxwing - 2
Ovenbird - 1
Blue-winged Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 7
Nashville Warbler - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 11
American Redstart - 4
Cape May Warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 2
Magnolia Warbler - 1
Yellow Warbler - 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler - 1
Palm Warbler - 1 (western)
Savannah Sparrow - 5
Northern Cardinal - 9
Indigo Bunting - 1
Bobolink - 51
Red-winged Blackbird - 159
Brown-headed Cowbird - 2
House Finch - 2
American Goldfinch - 6
SPECIES: 111 INDIVIDUALS: 2690

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

REPTILES: E Painted Turtle - 2

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

BUTTERFLIES
Black Swallowtail - 4
Cabbage White - 4
Orange Sulphur - 9
Clouded Sulphur - 1
Cloudless Sulphur - 3
Sleepy Orange - 1
Common Buckeye - 3
Pearl Crescent - 6
Red-spotted Purple - 2
Monarch - 64
Least Skipper - 3

DRAGONFLIES
Needham's Skimmer - 8
Eastern Pondhawk - 8
Wandering Glider - 3
Black Saddlebags - 2
Autumn Meadowhawk - 1

INSECTS
Bronzed Tiger Beetle - 5
Henry's Marsh Caterpillar - 1
Fall Webworm - 3 (caterpillars)
Virginian Tiger Moth - 8 (Yellow Bear)

FISHES: Channel Catfish - 1 (juvenile being poked at by a Laughing Gull)


Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 9/20/19 1:48 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park, 09/17/19
09/17/19 - 730am-11am
Cromwell Valley Park, B Co., MD

WEATHER: MC, 70-74 degrees, NE 8 mph- E 7 mph OBS: 23

Black Vulture - 14
Turkey Vulture - 8
Osprey - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 19
Caspian Tern - 1
Mourning Dove - 12
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2
Chimney Swift - 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 3
Downy Woodpecker - 4
Northern Flicker - 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 6
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Yellow-throated Vireo - 2
Red-eyed Vireo - 8
Blue Jay - 21
American Crow - 3
Carolina Chickadee - 10
Tufted Titmouse - 5
White-breasted Nuthatch - 3
Carolina Wren - 7
House Wren - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
Eastern Bluebird - 6
American Robin - 38
Gray Catbird - 16
Northern Mockingbird - 2
European Starling - 19
Cedar Waxwing - 16
Ovenbird - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 5
Nashville Warbler - 1
Common Yelowthroat - 7
American Redstart - 14
Northern Parula - 3
Magnolia Warbler - 3
Yellow Warbler - 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 2
Palm Warbler - 1 (western)
Pine Warbler - 1
Canada Warbler - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 6
Field Sparrow - 1
Song Sparrow - 4
Northern Cardinal - 12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 2
Common Grackle - 1
House Finch - 4
American Goldfinch - 19
House Sparrow - 4
SPECIES: 52 INDIVIDUALS: 334

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Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 9/20/19 10:53 am
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Large flight of Broadwings
Rick, congrats! Did anyone see them around Darnestown Montgomery Co? Or Seneca? Bob Augustine? So sorry to miss the big flight this year ! Last year we tracked a cohort fro PA thru Cromwell and Darnestown. Am Out in California enjoying new grand daughter, peregrines, shorebirds.
Good birding!
Don Simonson
Berkeley CA

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Date: 9/20/19 9:05 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park today, 9/20
Hi all,

A very cold and quiet start - just the usual early movement of Jays and Flickers. It wasn’t until things warmed up along Pine Lake that the first warblers showed. At the end we ended up with 7 species, most numerous being Black-and-White and Parula, but the best a handsome male Canada which gave good views. Other birders saw a Northern Waterthrush which we missed. A very brief stop at Brookside Gardens and Nature Ctr. found another small warbler flock as well as lingering hummers in the Salvia garden.

Still rather slow, though, compared to previous years...

Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper
Colesville, MD

36 species
Birds of interest:

Pied-billed Grebe 1
Chimney Swift 20 Estimate
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 15
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1
Warbling Vireo 1 Heard only
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 20 Estimate
Gray Catbird 20 Estimate
Brown Thrasher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Chipping Sparrow 6
Eastern Towhee 2
Black-and-white Warbler 8
Common Yellowthroat 7
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 5
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Canada Warbler 1

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Date: 9/20/19 7:58 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Peregrine Falcon, Lake Artemesia
Awesome! If anyone else spots it please update!

Matthew J. Felperin

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Date: 9/20/19 7:57 am
From: Jack Saba <jlsaba001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Peregrine Falcon, Lake Artemesia
A Peregrine Falcon was hunting over the bike path along Indian Creek
(and presumably over the lake as well) about 10:30 this morning.

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Date: 9/20/19 7:51 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/20/19
Addendum

Early in the morning Bill Butler saw the following birds in the maintenance yard:

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Fish Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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Date: 9/20/19 7:46 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Black Hill Res access
You cannot access Black Hill Regional Park on Old Baltimore Road from
121 while construction is ongoing, probably through November. You must
enter from 355 via Old Baltimore Road. There is also some construction
along 355. To reach the 121 bridge without using often congested 270, take
28 to 117 then 117 to Boyds. From 270, exit at 27 to 355.

I spent a couple of hours near the boat ramp yesterday and had 2 lovely
Prairie Warblers from the parking lot on the E side.

Bob Augustine
Rockville

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Date: 9/20/19 7:36 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/20/19
This morning (9/20) at Rock Creek Park…….

A Connecticut Warbler was seen near the entrance to the open field of the maintenance yard.

——Ridge (Jim, David)
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Connecticut Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 9
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 6
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Katharine Kravetz, Jamie Donovan, Tucker Scully, David Kent, Jim Lemert

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/19/19 10:15 am
From: Andy Smith <agsmith001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Large flight of Broadwings
So that's where they went! I was at the Cromwell Valley Park Hawk Watch in
Baltimore County all day yesterday waiting for a flight of Broad-wings that
never really materialized. On Tuesday, the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch in
Greenwich, CT reported on hawkcount.org over 3500 Broad-wings at their
site. If the winds are right, the CVP Hawk Watch usually gets them the next
day. The NE winds yesterday must have pushed them west to Carroll County.
I'm glad someone got to see them!

Andy Smith
Woodstock, MD

On Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:16:01 PM UTC-4, Warblerick wrote:
>
> For the past 30 minutes, and continuing even now (noonish), a large flight
> of many hundreds of Broad-winged Hawks flying very high, coming from the NE
> and heading SW over my yard in Woodbine, Carroll County. Invisible with the
> naked eye, but with binoculars they are seen against the white clouds and
> kettling in large loose groups before streaming off. Rick Sussman
> Woodbine MD

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Date: 9/19/19 6:50 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/19/19
This morning (9/19) at Rock Creek Park…..

——Ridge
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Northern Cardinal

——Fence Line
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
American Robin
Northern Cardinal

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 6
American Redstart 5
Northern Parula 3
Black-throated Green Warbler
Mourning Dove 7
Chimney Swift 11 flyby
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren 6
Carolina Wren 6
Gray Catbird 2
Brown Thrasher 2
Wood Thrush
American Robin 6
Cedar Waxwing 11 flyby
House Finch 3
Common Grackle 2 flyby
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Check List summary: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59920494 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59920494>

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Sally Wechsler, Marina True, Katharine Kravetz, Marta Wagner, James Illingworth, Tucker Scully, Hisao Yatsuhashi, Eric Hanson, Gerry Hawkins, Dan Eberly, Hanan Jacoby, David Kent, Susan Volman, Paul DeAnna, John Whitaker, Wendy Fredericks, Amy Donovan, Tom O’Toole

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/18/19 5:06 pm
From: Beth Kantrowitz <kantrowitz...>
Subject: [MDBirding] West Hyattsville Chimney Swift roost
For the third year in a row, I have located my local Chimney Swift roost at the Crowne Plaza apartments at the intersection of Hamilton Street and 38th Avenue. It is a cluster of several three-story buildings and the chimney is on one central building nearest the parking lot.

I watched about 500 birds enter the smallish chimney tonight from 7:20 to 7:40 pm.

You could stand on the grass in the middle of the parking lot, accessible off Hamilton Street, but I am wary of making the residents aware of the huge biomass of birds in their chimney, though it’s hard to imagine they haven’t noticed.

The best vantage point is across Hamilton Street at the edge of Magruder Park, between the closed Splash Park and the fence around the stream. That’s where I watched from tonight (I’m not usually home early enough, and it will get earlier every day.)

Beth Kantrowitz
Hyattsville, PG County

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Date: 9/18/19 10:12 am
From: Janet Millenson <janet...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Yellow-billed Cuckoo
One Yellow-billed Cuckoo was seen close up  ~11:45 a.m. right next to
the towpath around milepost 23 (a little ways above Riley's Lock). A
second bird behaving similarly was flitting around nearby, but I didn't
get a good look at it.

Otherwise, hardly any birds were audible or visible in the foliage or on
the water, although assorted migrating raptors were going by overhead.
My guess is that the loudly screaming Red-shouldered Hawk was a local
bird annoyed at the interlopers.


Janet Millenson
Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
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Date: 9/18/19 9:16 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Large flight of Broadwings
For the past 30 minutes, and continuing even now (noonish), a large flight of many hundreds of Broad-winged Hawks flying very high, coming from the NE and heading SW over my yard in Woodbine, Carroll County. Invisible with the naked eye, but with binoculars they are seen against the white clouds and kettling in large loose groups before streaming off. Rick Sussman
Woodbine MD

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Date: 9/18/19 8:38 am
From: john pangborn <pangborn.john19...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Blue Mash Nature Trail -- Sep 18, 2019
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
2 Blue Jay
1 Carolina Wren
4 Northern Mockingbird

Number of Taxa: 6

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Date: 9/18/19 7:53 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/18/19, 13 warblers
Addendum:

Female Summer Tanager was seen by Gerry Hawkins and several others in the maintenance yard parking lot.

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/18/19 7:47 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/18/19, 13 warblers
This morning (9/18) at Rock Creek Park…………

13 warbler species were seen: Blue-wing, Black-and-white, Nashville, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Cape May, Parula, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Blue, Palm, Prairie, Black-throated Green

40 Species

——Equitation Field (Danny)
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

——Ridge (David, Danny, Susan, Randy, Jim, Tucker, +)
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Nashville Warbler
American Redstart 5
Northern Parula 3
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
Fish Crow
Scarlet Tanager 1

——Fence Line (David)
Hairy Woodpecker

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 8
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
American Robin 8
Cedar Waxwing 9 flyby
Common Grackle 22 flyby
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4

Check list summary: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59898972 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59898972>

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Lacey Dunham, Marta Wagner, Hisao Yatsuhashi, Even Pennkuk, Gerry Hawkins, James Illingworth, David Kent, Susan Volman, Tucker Scully, Tom O’Toole, Randy Weaver, Peter Donavon, Jamie Donovan, Stephen Quinn, Danny Sloan

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Date: 9/17/19 6:04 pm
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Calvert Raven?
This morning, while driving north on Rt. 4 just south of the entrance to Flag Ponds, a large dark bird flew overhead. My first instinct was juvenile Bald Eagle. Then it became a corvid. Then it was gone. Total viewing time was maybe 2-4 seconds. I'm not going to submit it to eBird since it would be a county lifer but I'm pretty confident that it was a Common Raven. There have been a few reports of CORA in the area (Scientists Cliffs is very nearby to the north, and near Sixes Road and Rt. 4). There's a high tension power line running near these locations from the Calvert Cliffs nuke plant. There's also a cell tower near Sixes Road as well as my location this morning. Coincidence?

Tyler Bell
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California, Maryland

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Date: 9/17/19 3:02 pm
From: Jim Felley <jdfelley...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Golden Eagle at Lake Needwood, Montgomery County and more
So after watching Broadwings soaring over my house (see earlier post) I
took the opportunity to see what else might be about.

At the Lake Needwood dam there was an adult Golden Eagle, adult and well
seen, which rose in a thermal and headed west.

Also at Lake Needwood along the Rock Creek Trail was a small group of
warblers, including a couple of American Redstarts, a Chestnut-sided
Warbler and a Magnolia Warbler.

Then I headed back to the Montgomery County Airpark, and over the Lois
Green Farm Conservation Park, two Common Ravens were soaring.

But no more Broad-winged hawks among the many birds I saw in the afternoon

Jim

Jim Felley
Gaithersburg

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Date: 9/17/19 11:29 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: Chimney Swift Tower
Just want to bring this to everyone’s attention. A superb chimney swift breeding and roosting habitat in silver spring is under threat of destruction from developers. It houses thousands of Swifts daily each summer during migration. If you’d like to get involved in efforts to keep the chimney standing (or support an alternative tower) please contact Susan soorenko (her email is cc’ed and on the original email). Thanks for your support!

Matthew J. Felperin
Park Naturalist


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> From: Joyce Hamel <joyce.hamel...>
> Date: September 17, 2019 at 1:47:58 PM EDT
> To: Susan Soorenko <soorenko...>
> Cc: Dan Mirabile <mirabild...>, Mirabel Caden <mirabelcaden...>, <mattyfelp...>, gfr rdh3rd <friley74...>, Caitlin Murphy <murphyjeancaitlin...>, Karl Voglmayr <jkavoglmayr...>, Mary <mlcohen.alexander...>, Richard Alexander <ralexander38...>, Barbara Disckind <bdisckind...>, "Pellicoro, Christine L" <Christine_L_Pellicoro...>, Steven Laughton <stevenlaughton...>, Bonnie Burns <bonnie.ellen.burns...>, <batojim...>, patricia horrall <pahw...>, Richard Birdsong <rhampdenbirdsong...>, Carol Blimline <cblimline...>, Virginia Nuessle <nestle3535...>, Jose G <josewgreer...>, Yoshimi E Greer <yoshimigreer...>, Don Hall <don4hall...>, Gregory Wahl <elnok...>, Pam Ozenberger <p.s.ozenberger...>, B A Ozenberger <Bozenberger...>, Lois Todhunter <lois.todhunter...>, Lois Hendrickson <loishendrickson...>
> Subject: Re: Chimney Swift Tower
>
> Hi Susan and others, I'm new to this list but it seems to me that the chimney swifts are quite happy in the existing chimney and that all Karl would need to do is do nothing and let them continue to use the chimney seasonally as they do. Maybe I am I missing something?
>
> Oh, and I love them! They take so many mosquitoes out! I'd hate to seem them lose their home. Thanks.
>
> Joyce
>
>> On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 12:47 PM Susan Soorenko <soorenko...> wrote:
>> Good afternoon everyone! If you're on this list it's because you expressed some interest in the possibility of creating an alternative chimney swift tower to replace the chimney they birds have been using.
>>
>> This is just to bring you up to date on what's happened so far.
>>
>> First, Karl Voglmayr, developer of The Power Plant, has indicated his interest in learning more about the project. His suggestion was that a way be found to make the smokestack chimney swift user friendly. I have a call in to the Potomac chapter of The Audubon Society (WV) to see if they have any information about that.
>>
>> Also, last night I presented the idea to the NPS Master Association Board and I'm pleased and relieved to report that the idea was well received. I'm not quite sure what the next steps are, but I will provide information as I get it.
>>
>> I'm grateful for any ideas, suggestions, or chits that need to be called in! If you know of anyone at NPS or the larger community that might like to be on this mailing list, please let me know. Alternatively, if you would prefer to not receive this information, let me know and I'll remove you from the list.
>>
>> Baby steps! I'm encouraged! BTW, if we ever get to the point of having meetings, there will be ice cream. Just sayin'.
>>
>> Best,
>> Susan Soorenko
>>
>> --
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>> Washington by Washingtonian Magazine!
>>
>>
>> Susan Soorenko
>> Moorenko's Ice Cream
>> 8810 Brookville Road
>> Silver Spring, MD 20910
>> 301-565-8050
>>
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>>
>>
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>>
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Date: 9/17/19 11:07 am
From: Mark Rositol <mrositol510...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Shorebirds and waders PG County
A stop at Aragona Blvd Retention Pond had almost all mudflats and puddles. Great conditions for shorebirds. As I walked up, I noticed the extensive mud as well as a lot of white egrets. Had 34 Great Egrets and 2 GBHEs. I've had 100 plus here before.

A nice variety of shorebirds as well. 1 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 1 Leaser Yellowlegs, both Least and Semi Sandpipers. A couple of interesting scaly sandpipers. Perhaps nothing rare, but hopefully I won't be the only eyes.

M Rositol
Fort Washington, MD

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Date: 9/17/19 10:09 am
From: Jim Felley <jdfelley...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broadwings over Gaithersburg
Over the past 40 minutes, I watched about 50 Broadwings travelling SW on a
line from Blue Mash to the MOCO Airpark. Most were in small groups of 4-6,
with two larger kettles of 15 and 20 and they were all very high. If they
stay on this line, the birds should pass over Darnestown and then over the
Potomac somewhere near Rileys Lock.

I had to stop watching when my neck couldn't take any more.

Jim

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Gaithersburg MD


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Date: 9/17/19 8:06 am
From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broadwing Flight continuing - Baltimore Co
I just popped out of the office and caught 190 broadwings and 1 osprey heading to the SW over Jacksonville (Phoenix). 

Looks like it will be another good day but I can't stay here to watch.
Keep your eyes on the skies

Thanks
John


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Date: 9/17/19 7:52 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/17/19
This morning (9/17) at Rock Creek Park….

——Equitation Field (Robert)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-and-white
Baltimore Oriole

——Yard Parking Lot (Paul. Marina, Robert)
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Red-tailed Hawk
Northern Flicker 3
Blue Jay
Veery 2
Wood Thrush 2

——Fence Line (Leon, Susan)
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Flicker

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 4
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift 27 flyby
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow 7
Carolina Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Veery
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 12
Cedar Waxwing 4
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch
Common Grackle 100++ flyby
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 2

Check List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59873664 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59873664>

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Marina True, Katharine Kravetz, Marta Wagner, Gary Nelson, Lacey Dunham, Kathy Grossman, Susan Volman, David Kent, Robert Mocho, Jeff Shenot, Paul Pisano

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/17/19 4:41 am
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4...>
Subject: [MDBirding] RN Phalarope Harford Continues
At the Woodley Road Pond. Southwest corner.

Do not park in the Kuehne-Nagel driveway. Tim the nice security guy will
politely ask you to leave, pull off road and view from fence. A piece of
equipment is working in the southeast corner and the phalarope is not
currently visible. About 7:40 am.
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Ellicott City, Howard County
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Date: 9/16/19 5:32 pm
From: 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Good Nighthawk Flight tonight 9/16
Hi all- Over my house approaching dusk (7:00pm-7-15pm) there was a good flight of Common Nighthawks overhead heading in all sorts ofdirections. Some flew east, some flew south east flying pretty high. I counted roughly 30-35 birds over 15 minutes. There might have been moreI didn't see. Pretty amazing.

D.FordBethesda, Md.

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Date: 9/16/19 5:13 pm
From: 'nicosarbanesmusic' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] YBFL at Pickering Creek
Hey everyone!

This evening I had a Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher at Pickering Creek Audubon Center. The bird was in the hedgerow at the intersection of the Wetland Loop and the Pond Loop (the SW corner of the Pond Loop). I’ve attached an aerial photo for anyone interested.

Good birding!

Nico Sarbanes

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Date: 9/16/19 4:55 pm
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks over my Neighborhood
Paula and I saw 5 Nighthawks over our Neighrborhood this evening. Some nice
views, along with decent numbers of Chimney Swifts.

Good birding!
Taylor McLean
Towson MD
Baltimore County

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Date: 9/16/19 1:10 pm
From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Broadwings Flight - Baltimore County
Since 1:30 we have caught two more flights of over 100 broadwings each.  

We are not watching full time, just stepping out intermittently, so I am sure we have missed some.  Too bad we have to work!  



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Sent: Mon, Sep 16, 2019 1:31 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Broadwings Flight - Baltimore County

We just had two flocks of broadwings 35 + 65 fly over my office in Jacksonville (Phoenix, MD).  They were heading SE over us fairly high but backlit by clouds.    Three eagles also in the mix.
Keep your eyes out for other movement!
Thanks
John

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Date: 9/16/19 11:12 am
From: Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: The boys are back in town
Oops... I didn't disappear them myself!

On Monday, September 16, 2019 at 2:11:08 PM UTC-4, Lisa Wilcox Deyo wrote:
>
> This morning I had a raucus party of blue jays in my yard. Also a ruby
> throated hummingbird. What is interesting is that the chickadees, tit mice,
> Carolina wrens, and cardinals that I disappeared this summer are making
> themselves known again and checking out the empty feeders. I will put seed
> in them later in the year. I have been keeping the bird baths full and had
> a redstart bather.
>
> Lisa Wilcox Deyo
> Carderock Springs, MD
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Date: 9/16/19 11:11 am
From: Lisa Wilcox Deyo <lisawilcoxdeyo...>
Subject: [MDBirding] The boys are back in town
This morning I had a raucus party of blue jays in my yard. Also a ruby
throated hummingbird. What is interesting is that the chickadees, tit mice,
Carolina wrens, and cardinals that I disappeared this summer are making
themselves known again and checking out the empty feeders. I will put seed
in them later in the year. I have been keeping the bird baths full and had
a redstart bather.

Lisa Wilcox Deyo
Carderock Springs, MD

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Date: 9/16/19 10:32 am
From: 'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broadwings Flight - Baltimore County
We just had two flocks of broadwings 35 + 65 fly over my office in Jacksonville (Phoenix, MD).  They were heading SE over us fairly high but backlit by clouds.    Three eagles also in the mix.
Keep your eyes out for other movement!
Thanks
John

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Date: 9/16/19 9:36 am
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83...>
Subject: [MDBirding] upcoming birdwalks at Hart-Miller Island and Swan Creek


Hi everyone,



I will be leading two birdwalks soon. Please read all details and email
tcarn [at] menv [dot] com if you would like to join. *Please specify which
tour(s) you would like to join.*



*Hart-Miller Island* – Wednesday, September 25 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM



This is the second bus tour of the year. Space is limited to *20*
participants. You may reserve two spaces but I need a name/email address
for both participants. We will depart landbase (2024A Riverview Rd, Essex,
MD 21221) at 9:00 AM and return at 1:00 PM. The tour will be canceled in
the event of inclement weather – there is no rain date. This tour will
involve some walking but will mostly be stationary counts. Ticks are
possible and mosquitoes are guaranteed. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, water,
lunch, etc. We will mostly look for rare shorebirds but will also take time
to look for migrant warblers in the woods and check for early waterfowl.



*Swan Creek* – Saturday, October 12 from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Dan Haas and I will be co-leading this walk so I can host up to *40*
participants. We will be divided into two groups of ~20 participants and
both groups will see the entire site. You may reserve two spaces but I need
a name/email address for both participants. We will meet at 1000 Kembo Rd,
Curtis Bay, MD 21226 at 7:00 AM and need to be offsite at 11:00 AM. The
tour will be canceled in the event of inclement weather – there is no rain
date. This trip will involve *extensive *walking over rocky terrain and
possibly over moving water. Sturdy footwear is essential (waterproof boots
recommended). There is also minimal shade. Ticks and mosquitoes are
possible. Bring bug spray, sunscreen, water, etc. but we will be offsite by
lunch. I anticipate some lingering shorebirds and passerines, early
waterfowl, and a good showing of sparrows.



These tours are offered by MES on behalf of MDOT MPA.



Hope you can join!



Tim Carney

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Date: 9/16/19 7:11 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/16/19
This morning (9/16) at Rock Creek Park…………...

——Ridge (Dave, Susan, Jim, Kathy)
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Veery
Scarlet Tanager

——Yard Parking Lot (Leon, Dan)
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Blue Jay 2
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin

——Fence Line (Bill, +)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Carolina Wren 4
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 2
Northern Cardinal

——Maintenance Yard
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird 2
American Robin 12
House Finch 2
Baltimore Oriole
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 6

Check List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59848188 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59848188>

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Gary Nelson, Katharine Kravetz, Laura Mahony, Robert Macho, Lacey Dunham, Dan Eberly, Susan Volman, David Kent, Jim Lemert, Kathy Grossman

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/15/19 11:00 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Our local wildebeest or reindeer migration...
Not sure which Marcia JimC is addressing below. There are several of us. I don’t think it’s me because I had not commented on JimC’s post about his migrating flock.

Marcia
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> On Sep 15, 2019, at 1:40 PM, JimC <wetstuff...> wrote:
>
>
>
> Marcia, It was a simple reference to what appears to be a similar (within my limited references) mass migration along a narrow route. There have been times when we have seen flocks come thru for what seems like hours. Sorry if that put a damper in your day.
>
> Jim
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Date: 9/15/19 10:40 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Our local wildebeest or reindeer migration...


Marcia, It was a simple reference to what appears to be a similar (within
my limited references) mass migration along a narrow route. There have
been times when we have seen flocks come thru for what seems like hours.
Sorry if that put a damper in your day.

Jim

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Date: 9/15/19 10:25 am
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Winter Finch Forecast 2019-2020
Folks,

Yesterday Dave Ziolkowski reported two Evening Grosbeaks at Patuxent Research Refuge - Central Tract, where he works. It came through on eBird rare bird alerts. Dave’s checklist includes a comment on where exactly he saw them and notes about timing. His checklist is here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59806088

I’m keeping my eyes and ears open because Dave’s sighting is about 4 miles from my house.

Marcia
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Bowie, Maryland
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> On Sep 15, 2019, at 11:22 AM, guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> wrote:
>
> Sorry if your heads-up posting is not a happy item for me.
> Now, I have to sadly accept that many finches will be staying close to their homes. Unfortunately, that is also my condition.
> Until this posting, I was hoping that migrants who occasionally aim towards MD would be more free-flying.
>
> Gail Frantz
> Old Hanover Rd
> Balto County
>
> In a message dated 9/14/2019 9:21:49 PM Eastern Standard Time, <baron.scott...> writes:
>
> Basically, they are staying put this year up in the North Woods.
>
> http://www.jeaniron.ca/2019/wff19.htm
>
> Scott Baron
> Gaithersburg, Md.
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Date: 9/15/19 8:22 am
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Winter Finch Forecast 2019-2020
Sorry if your heads-up posting is not a happy item for me.Now, I have to sadly accept that many finches will be staying close to their homes.  Unfortunately, that is also my condition.Until this posting, I was hoping that migrants who occasionally aim towards MD would be more free-flying.
Gail FrantzOld Hanover RdBalto County
In a message dated 9/14/2019 9:21:49 PM Eastern Standard Time, <baron.scott...> writes:

Basically, they are staying put this year up in the North Woods.
http://www.jeaniron.ca/2019/wff19.htm
Scott BaronGaithersburg, Md.

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Date: 9/15/19 7:45 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/15/19
This morning (9/15) at Rock Creek Park……..

9 warbler species were seen: Black-and-white, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Parula, Blackburnian, Yellow, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green

39 species

——Equitation Field (Jim)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Hairy Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker

——Ridge (Hugh, Jim, Paul, Katharine, David,+)
Black-and-white Warbler 3
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

——Yard Parking Lot (David L.)
Yellow Warbler
American Redstart
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo
Veery
Wood Thrush

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 5
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Mourning Dove 8
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Chimney Swift 21
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron flyby
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher
American Robin 11
Baltimore Oriole 3
Common Grackle 90+ flyby
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

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Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Sally Wechsler, Katharine Kravetz, Jim Lemert, Doug Gilll, Greg Gough, Kathy Grossman, David Amini, Tucker Scully, Betsy Lovejoy, Hugh McGuinness, Susan Volman, David Lauter, Paul DeAnna, Stephanie Mason, David Kent, Kaleb Friend, Clive Harris, Lacey Dunham, Phil Kenny, ++

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Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/14/19 6:21 pm
From: Scott Baron <baron.scott...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Winter Finch Forecast 2019-2020
Basically, they are staying put this year up in the North Woods.

http://www.jeaniron.ca/2019/wff19.htm

Scott Baron
Gaithersburg, Md.

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Date: 9/14/19 9:35 am
From: Suzanne Shoemaker <owlmoonrc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fw: Dragonflies
I probably should have added:
Suzanne Shoemaker
Clarkesburg area
Montgomery County, MD

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Date: 9/14/19 9:34 am
From: Suzanne Shoemaker <owlmoonrc...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fw: Dragonflies
At about 6:30 pm on the evening of 9/12 I saw a huge, thick swarm (1,000s) of large (I believe Green Darner, which are migrating now) dragonflies along a stretch of over 5 miles along Clarkesburg Road (MD 121) heading north from before Lewisdale Road to beyond Bethesda Church Road. They were indeed accompanied by dozens of Nighthawks actively feeding, presumably on the dragonflies. I wonder if the Nighthawks follow the migration of the Green Darners as a ready food source? I was on my way to a speaking engagement so I could not stop to observe more closely. Frustrating!

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Date: 9/14/19 8:46 am
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Lark Sparrow - Harford
There is a Lark Sparrow at Swan Harbor Farm Park. It was found and photographed on 9/13 by Dave Littlepage.
Relocated today behind the large white wedding tent and moved to the new impoundments and then back.
First county record.

Also at the large pond on Woodley Rd, MJ2 found a Red-necked Phalarope.


Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Date: 9/14/19 7:08 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/14/19
This morning (9/14) at Rock Creek Park………

——Ridge (Paul, Jim, +)
American Redstart
Golden-winged Warbler (Paul)
Black-and-white Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler

——Yard Parking Lot (Greg, Bill, Susan,++)
American Redstart
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Veery
Wood Thrush
Summer Tanager (Greg)
Scarlet Tanager

——Fence Line (Dave)
American Redstart
Veery

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
American Redstart 3
Black-and-white Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 4
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 2
Cedar Waxwing 3
Baltimore Oriole
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 5

Check list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59789107 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59789107>

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Greg Gough, Paul Pisano, Dave Kent, Jim Lemert, Sally Wechsler, Tucker Scully, Katharine Kravetz, Kathy Grossman, Susan Volman, Dave Kent, David Sperling, ++

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/14/19 6:32 am
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Common Bobwhite-Old Hanover Rd
The Bobwhite's raucous whistle loud & clear this A.M.Sadly, we haven't had a Bobwhite in the yard for more than 20 years.

Suspect someone raised this one and it got loose.
Gail FrantzBalto County

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Date: 9/13/19 2:42 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Fw: Dragonflies
The WV Listserver has been lit up recently with dragonfly reports:

http://digest.sialia.com/?rm=one_list;id=131

I've noticed them recent evenings in small #s when i've been looking
for Nighthawks. Then last night - BONANZA. Many, many more than ever
b4 in the yard buzzing around just b4 dark. Wonder if it's due to the
abundant rainfall last year and early this year...

One person speculated that Nighthawks may be chowing down on the d-flies.

I haven't checked out the link below...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
C&O count coordinator

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Subject: Dragonflies
At Mountaineer Audubon's Tuesday night's program, Hannah Clipp, PhD
candidate at WVU, presented a program on using radar to track birds. She
mentioned that any fly bio-mass including dragonflies can be seen. A
quick Google search on radar and dragonflies produced several news reports
about dragonflies in PA and Ohio.

http://www.kten.com/story/41039435/swarms-of-dragonflies-across-3-states-are-so-large-theyre-showing-up-on-radar

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Date: 9/13/19 1:22 pm
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Our local wildebeest or reindeer migration...
Mother Nature will make a liar out of you... This was ~3pm Friday directly
over the Rt. 13/50 cloverleaf with tons of motocycles speeding up the
onramp headed for Bike Week in O.C. within 100' of these birds.

Jim Cancil
Salisbury







On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:36:08 AM UTC-4, JimC wrote:
>
> About 9 am (Friday 13th) Marjie heard the noise. I am in Salisbury with
> no activity, but we have this annual show over our place, Nutters Neck WMA
> and, I am assuming, the Nanticoke River. I hope there will be more
> tomorrow or Sunday morning so I can set up a better camera. She said they
> landed in the Pfragmities out front and lit off together - headed South.
> Pic was from her phone.
>
> Jim Cancil
> 12 mi W of Salisbury
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Date: 9/13/19 12:08 pm
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/13/19
Thanks for all your updates, Wallace!

Lydia Schindler
Darnestown


On Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:46:56 AM UTC-4, Wallace Kornack wrote:
>
> This morning (9/13) at Rock Creek Park………..
>
> ——Ridge (Alex)
> *American Redstart*
> *Black-and-white Warbler*
>
> ——Fence Line (Alex)
> *Worm-eating Warbler*
>
> ——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
> *American Redstart 6*
>
>
>
> *Northern Parula 3Magnolia Warbler Chestnut-sided Warbler Blackpoll
> Warbler *
> Mourning Dove 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker
> Pileated Woodpecker 3
> Northern Flicker 3
> American Kestrel flyby
> Eastern Wood-Pewee
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
> Yellow-throated Vireo
> Red-eyed Vireo 3
> Carolina Chickadee
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> Carolina Wren 2
> American Robin 4
> American Goldfinch
> Common Grackle 200 flyby
> Northern Cardinal 4
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak
>
> Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Josh Berman, Paul DeAnna, Gene
> DeAmma, Erik Pannkuk, Jim Lemert, Marta Wagner, Marina True, Anders
> Gyllenhaal, Beverly Gyllenhaal, David Amini, Katherine Kravetz, David Kent,
> Alex Webe
>
> Have Fun Birding!
>
> Wallace Kornack
> Washington DC
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Date: 9/13/19 11:18 am
From: Jim Rapp <dlitedirector...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Smith Island birding tour: Saturday, October 5
Depart Somers Cove Marine in Crisfield, Maryland, for a daylong birding cruise to historic Smith Island in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay – home to Maryland’s Official State Dessert, the Smith Island Cake!


During this trip, we should discover many species of wading and water birds, including:


* Brown Pelican
* Tricolored Heron
* Little Blue Heron
* Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
* Great Egret
* Snowy Egret
* American Oystercatcher

These species nest on and around Smith Island in the summer, and most are preparing to head south for the winter. This may be your last chance to see these birds in 2019, so please join us to wish them farewell before their fall migration!


We will bird by boat during the morning, with stops in the villages of Ewell and Tylerton for short hikes and birding. At midday, enjoy a hearty lunch of crab cakes and Smith Island cake at the world-famous Drum Point Market (lunch is included in the trip cost; non-seafood options available). The boat returns to Crisfield around 4:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 5. 8 am - 4 pm. $115/person.


For more information, please visit DelmarvaBirding.com http://delmarvabirding.com/sunday-april-28-smith-island-boat-trip/ .


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Date: 9/13/19 7:46 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/13/19
This morning (9/13) at Rock Creek Park………..

——Ridge (Alex)
American Redstart
Black-and-white Warbler

——Fence Line (Alex)
Worm-eating Warbler

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
American Redstart 6
Northern Parula 3
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
American Kestrel flyby
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 4
American Goldfinch
Common Grackle 200 flyby
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Josh Berman, Paul DeAnna, Gene DeAmma, Erik Pannkuk, Jim Lemert, Marta Wagner, Marina True, Anders Gyllenhaal, Beverly Gyllenhaal, David Amini, Katherine Kravetz, David Kent, Alex Webe

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
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Date: 9/13/19 7:36 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Our local wildebeest or reindeer migration...
About 9 am (Friday 13th) Marjie heard the noise. I am in Salisbury with no
activity, but we have this annual show over our place, Nutters Neck WMA
and, I am assuming, the Nanticoke River. I hope there will be more
tomorrow or Sunday morning so I can set up a better camera. She said they
landed in the Pfragmities out front and lit off together - headed South.
Pic was from her phone.

Jim Cancil
12 mi W of Salisbury

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Date: 9/13/19 7:08 am
From: 'nicosarbanesmusic' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Brewster's Warbler at Pickering Creek
Yesterday evening (6pm) I had a bright Brewster's Warbler at Pickering
Creek Audubon Center. In the trees bordering the south side of the pond, on
the Pond Loop, on the meadow side. The bird was consistently in the company
of a White-Eyed Vireo. Have photos, will add them to checklist soon.

Good birding!

Nico Sarbanes

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Date: 9/12/19 12:36 pm
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Dorchester County fall bird count, Sat., Sept. 21, 2019
Be great to get some additional help other than the faithful who have already signed up. Maryland's 3rd biggest county. There are areas still unspoken for. Not necessary to put in a full day. Grant it the glamour spots are already "taken". This is the 24th year for the count. Let me know of your interest via email, not by surface mail or phone.. Thanks. - Harry Armistead, 10 S. Letitia St., Apt. 202, Philadelphia 19106. mobile phone 215.913.4785.

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Date: 9/12/19 11:27 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] green heron on C&O Canal
Pat, Great photos. Do you know if that 1st summer bird was able to hold on
to the frog? I'd be willing to bet, given the structure of the GH bill and
the size & weight of the frog, that the frog got away. Would love to know.
Best,
Dave Gibson
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> for the past several weekends, I have usually been able to see one or two
> green herons on the stretch of the C&O Canal near the Marsden Bridge (about
> a half mile either side of the bridge) in Potomac MD. Mid-morning to
> early afternoon all seem to be good times.
>
> Here are some photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmcu7kRD
>
> The first five were taken last May but the others are all new from last
> weekend. (A few of these were posted on Facebook as well.)
> Pat Malone
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Date: 9/12/19 11:01 am
From: Patrick Malone <pmalone...>
Subject: [MDBirding] green heron on C&O Canal
for the past several weekends, I have usually been able to see one or two
green herons on the stretch of the C&O Canal near the Marsden Bridge (about
a half mile either side of the bridge) in Potomac MD. Mid-morning to
early afternoon all seem to be good times.

Here are some photos: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmcu7kRD

The first five were taken last May but the others are all new from last
weekend. (A few of these were posted on Facebook as well.)
Pat Malone

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Date: 9/12/19 7:19 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/12/19
Addendum:

Bill Butler and Caleb Friend reported the following birds in the the maintenance yard parking lot:

Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Sparrow 6
Common Grackle 59 flyby

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/12/19 7:04 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/12/19
This morning (9/12) at Rock Creek Park……..

——Ridge (Hanan)
Golden-winged Warbler

——Yard Parking Lot (Bill, Leon, Eric)
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Veery
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 4
Magnolia Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 3
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 6
Gray Catbird 2
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin 11
Cedar Waxwing 8
House Finch 4
Northern Cardinal 4

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Jim Lemert, Hanan Jacoby, Carol McClellen, Inga, Kathy Grossman. Jeff Seenot, Pat Malone, Eric Hanson, Kaleb Friend

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
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Date: 9/12/19 4:19 am
From: guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Just call this hummingbird “Maverick”
Enjoyed the video!
Is this a female or an immature?
Yes, the hummers will "sit and drink" for longer periods of time when nesting is completed and they're stoking up for migration. 

Gail FrantzReisterstownBalto County
In a message dated 9/11/2019 10:46:40 PM Eastern Standard Time, <drgngems2013...> writes:

Female ruby throated hummingbird at feeder in our front yard. If you turn up the volume you can actually hear the wings as it buzzes the camera. I’m not sure if it is normal behavior for them to sit and drink for so long? We have between three and five hummingbirds that come to our feeder. Two males and three females. RebeccaPikesville MDhttps://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/TOfcfW4dTySCgfddan0ZFA.laJw1vV3_HzeP0Sh5FGT-VHopefully the link will work.
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Date: 9/11/19 7:56 pm
From: drgngem K <drgngems2013...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Just call this hummingbird “Maverick”
Sorry. Same video.
Ignore second link in previous post.

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/wgsq_hNdTVOIYeZXFfcUJQ.KGeISpMkOSyDZIRTze_-ht

Becca

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Date: 9/11/19 7:53 pm
From: drgngem K <drgngems2013...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Just call this hummingbird “Maverick”
More videos
https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/qfzypbyRQPyzAhSuyUk4TA.sCuAhTxO4XB7uNiG_hvA5h

https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/dcK0HxZqTYKzgGBD5TD_LA.r12i2zE1ii0rFzDywDxmzL

Becca, Pikesville, Baltimore County

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Date: 9/11/19 7:46 pm
From: drgngem K <drgngems2013...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Just call this hummingbird “Maverick”
Female ruby throated hummingbird at feeder in our front yard. If you turn up the volume you can actually hear the wings as it buzzes the camera. I’m not sure if it is normal behavior for them to sit and drink for so long? We have between three and five hummingbirds that come to our feeder. Two males and three females.
Rebecca
Pikesville MD
https://www.amazon.com/photos/shared/TOfcfW4dTySCgfddan0ZFA.laJw1vV3_HzeP0Sh5FGT-V
Hopefully the link will work.

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Date: 9/11/19 8:22 am
From: 'Michael Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Am. Golden Plover
Still at Hughes Rd. Polo grounds, Montgomery Co., at 11:20 a.m. September 11.

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Date: 9/11/19 7:34 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/11/19
This morning (9/11) at Rock Creek Park…..

——Yard Parking Lot (Marina, Bill, Susan, Caleb, Leon)
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
American Redstart 2
Cape May Warbler
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 8
Magnolia Warbler
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin 11
Baltimore Oriole 3
Common Grackle
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 2

——Nature Center (James)
American Redstart

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, Susan Volman, Marina True, Katharine Kravetz, Kathy Grossman, James Illingsworth, Kaleb Friend, Danny Sloan

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Wallace Kornack
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Date: 9/11/19 6:59 am
From: Mary Ann Todd <maryatodd2...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Am Golden Plover Polo Mo Co
With killdeer. Hughes Rd Polo Field.

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Date: 9/10/19 6:55 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] Bike Ride Birds & two days of Nighthawk obs
Green Heron [Poffenberger Rd bridge over Catoctin Creek]
GB Heron [Bennies Hill Rd's Catoctin Creek trib]
Pileated Wood [being very raucous], maybe two on Carroll Boyer Rd
Many Tree Swallows on phone lines beside Carroll Boyer Rd foraging
actively just past 5610 mailboxes.

In addition there were lots of active, dinky, brownish birds of a kind
that i couldn't ID. It seemed they might have recently arrived, maybe
o/n. They were hanging out at the horse farm on Carroll Boyer Rd
opposite the double-wide trailer. The sun was "behind" them making
matters worse for ID. I'm without Bins on rides.

At home:
The NIghthawks continue to appear this year in contrast to all other
years [20] at my location. On MON a pair headed due S. A lone bird
headed E and then [think it was the same one] returned heading N. All
obs were after 1900.

Today it was a threesome heading S and later a lone bird or two, again
without direction. This time the obs were close to 1800.

All Nighthawks were flying at not more than ~500 feet elevation.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
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Date: 9/10/19 7:29 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/10/19
This morning (9/10) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park…….

Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 3
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift 2
Red-headed Woodpecker
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)
Red-eyed Vireo
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird
American Robin 6
Baltimore Oriole
Northern Cardinal 6

Contributors: Leon Kass, Sally Wechsler, Katharine Kravetz, Marta Wagner, Gerry Hawkins, Hanan Jacoby, Mike Bowen, Randy Weaver, Jeff Shenot

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/10/19 5:49 am
From: 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Wooton's Landing
I had a great visit to Wooton's Landing before work today with the highlights being good views of a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and Philadelphia Vireo.  The flycatcher was perched atop snags and working the treeline near the main wetland cell at first light, while the Philadelphia Vireo was in the small trees along  the trees by the fenced-off building. Other birds included several American Redstarts, one Northern Waterthrush and multiple Common Yellowthroats.  Good birding.
Fred <ShafferGlaucousGull...>, Anne Arundel

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Date: 9/10/19 4:37 am
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Chips
A couple of days ago I watched Momma Cardinal feed a fluttering wing
fledgling 18 sunflower seeds that she had hulled for her "little one".

Also, I had a Tufted Titmouse hit a window and knock itself silly
yesterday. I checked on it and picked it up. After about a minute it woke
up and started screeching and kicking and biting. The first bird to hear
the complaints was a Carolina Wren that flew in scolding me. Momma
Titmouse (maybe Daddy?) flew into a bush about 3 feet from me and joined in
the hollering. I let Junior go and Momma and Junior flew off together
screeching at each other. A third Titmouse joined in and they continued to
fly around for a bit before they finally quieted down. Really fun to watch!

Jim Wilson
Queenstown


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Date: 9/9/19 8:42 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/9/19
Addendum:

Marina True reported seeing the following birds at the Dog Run:

Common Yellowthroat 3
Mourning Dove 5
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay 2
Carolina Wren 4
Gray Catbird 4
Wood Thrush
American Robin 14
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 7

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/9/19 7:00 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/9/19
This morning (9/9) at Rock Creek Park…….

——Equitation Field (Jim)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker

——Yard Parking Lot (Greg)
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

——Fence Line (Marina)
American Restart
Northern Flicker

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 4
Magnolia Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler 2
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren 4
American Robin 8
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4

Contributors: Leon Kass, Marina True, Katharine Kravetz, Jim Lemert, Greg Gough

Have Fun birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC
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Date: 9/9/19 6:28 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Osprey nest abandoned...
Across the creek, on Nutter's Neck WMA there is silence/no activity
after Friday on the pole the electric utility erected for Osprey. The
female left about a month ago, the male perhaps two weeks ago. The single
chick had Marjie nervous because it looked as if it was 'waiting for food'
rather than fishing, but then, seemingly suddenly, figured it out. There
must have been either other nesters nearby or some passing thru because
there was a lot of Osprey activity about a week ago. I witnessed, probably
the female, and a Bald Eagle in brief air-to-air combat this summer. (of
course: no camera) The Osprey can fly upside down. This was the last look
I got of the chick before the the slight effects of Dorian passed.

Jim Cancil
12mi W of Salisbury

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Date: 9/9/19 6:10 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Chips
Given how 'generally quiet' things have become, it's surprising (to this
novice observer) there are still young birds demanding to be fed. The most
raucous in town have been Jays. If you prefer quiet: *do not put out
peanuts*.

Jim Cancil
Salisbury





On Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 4:10:09 PM UTC-4, Pat Valdata, Elkton wrote:
>
> I was planting more native plants out front just now when fast-paced chips
> led me to look up to see yet another juvie Chipping Sparrow being fed. Are
> they the most prolific birds in Maryland? This is batch #3.
>
>
> Pat Valdata
> Crisfield, MD
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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Date: 9/9/19 6:05 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Nearing Season's End
David, Another nice one. The detail on the legs/feet of the Green Heron
is pretty spectacular.

Jim Cancil






On Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 7:04:25 PM UTC-4, David Gibson wrote:
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> Hi fellow birders, I just wrapped up and published another photo essay, "Nearing
> Season's End <https://birdpartner.com/2019/09/08/nearing-seasons-end/>."
> In it, I share some thoughts about the end of the breeding season as well
> as a few final thoughts about the Green Heron. I share a few bird
> photography and birdwatching tips, as well. Thanks so much for reading, and
> as always, I welcome your comments.
>

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Date: 9/8/19 4:04 pm
From: 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawks
I just had 23 Common Nighthawks fly over by Crofton backyard in a loose group. Birds flew over at 6:58 pm.Fred ShafferCrofton, Anne Arundel

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Date: 9/8/19 4:04 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nearing Season's End
Hi fellow birders, I just wrapped up and published another photo essay, "Nearing
Season's End <https://birdpartner.com/2019/09/08/nearing-seasons-end/>." In
it, I share some thoughts about the end of the breeding season as well as a
few final thoughts about the Green Heron. I share a few bird photography
and birdwatching tips, as well. Thanks so much for reading, and as always,
I welcome your comments.

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Date: 9/8/19 1:10 pm
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Chips
I was planting more native plants out front just now when fast-paced chips led me to look up to see yet another juvie Chipping Sparrow being fed. Are they the most prolific birds in Maryland? This is batch #3.Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 9/8/19 8:35 am
From: Lauren Goodsmith <lauren.goodsmith...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Redstarts at Cromwell Valley Park
Along the Sherwood Farm Trail. Also worm-eating warblers.

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Date: 9/8/19 7:46 am
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Blue Grosbeak breeding
The female Blue Grosbeak was here in the back meadow again this morning,
(day 10), and was seen feeding a short-tailed, yellow-gaped fledgling! I
can only assume that she nested in the meadow or very close by. For the
past ten days she's been very anxiously chipping and carrying on when I've
walked around the meadow, and twice in that period Ive seen an immature
male in the vicinity. Earlier in the spring there was a different 1st
spring male in the yard. No photos this morning but it was very exciting to
think she nested here. I didn't spend a lot of time birding the yard this
summer, so I probably missed a lot more than I've recently seen. In
Woodbine, Carroll County.

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, Carroll County

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Date: 9/8/19 7:05 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/8/19
This morning (9/8) at Rock Creek Park…….

——Equitation Field (Jim)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Northern Parula
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Red-eyed Vireo

——Ridge (Gerry)
American Redstart
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Bobolink

——Yard Parking Lot
Black-and-white Warbler
Pileated Woodpecker

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Cape May Warbler
Magnolia Warbler 3
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren
American Robin 6
Cedar Waxwing 21
Baltimore Oriole 3
Northern Cardinal 3

Check List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59603445 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59603445>

Contributors: Bill Butler, Leon Kass, John Boright, Katharine Kravetz, Kathy Grossman, Tucker Scully, Paul DeAnna, Gerry Hawkins, Marta Wagner, David Lauter, Hugh McGuinness, Jim Lemert, ++

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Wallace Kornack
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Date: 9/8/19 3:11 am
From: 'James Meyers' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Broadwings
I counted 24 Broad-winged Hawks heading SW on Saturday between 3 and 5 pm. These birds were viewed from my backyard flying past the Gunpowder River just below Harford Rd. in Baltimore County. Also seen were 2 Sharpies, 4 Osprey and 1 Kestrel. The BWs were still very high at 3:00 pm but were descending to roost between 4 and 5:00 pm.
Jim Meyers

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Date: 9/7/19 4:37 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] Nighthawks
One seen likely foraging and flying N @1850. A pair seen close to
sunset & flying S.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
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Date: 9/7/19 1:12 pm
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Another new bather...
Thanks all, for the kind replies. Most of you have had your eyes open for
many years. We have been here for a couple of decades, but only recently
paid much attention. Given the cultural and political upheaval, our
immediate surroundings are a welcome distraction.

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On Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 1:10:40 PM UTC-4, JimC wrote:
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> The birdbath continues to surprise us... 'New to us' - Friday evening was
> the first time we have seen this bird - certainly close enough to know it
> is different from what we think we are seeing elsewhere on the property.
> The feeders are like Ocean City bars that open before noon - they draw the
> same old repeats. Marjie picked up a 'Warblers of N.A.' at Space Coast
> '18, and it appear this Worm-eating seems the best guess. Our other books
> do not have as much color specificity.
>
> Still, it could be something else given how little we know. I got all
> excited by some 'Cockatiel-hybrid' at the feeder... Cheers.
>
> Jim Cancil
> 12mi W of Salisbury
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Date: 9/7/19 10:10 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Another new bather...
The birdbath continues to surprise us... 'New to us' - Friday evening was
the first time we have seen this bird - certainly close enough to know it
is different from what we think we are seeing elsewhere on the property.
The feeders are like Ocean City bars that open before noon - they draw the
same old repeats. Marjie picked up a 'Warblers of N.A.' at Space Coast
'18, and it appear this Worm-eating seems the best guess. Our other books
do not have as much color specificity.

Still, it could be something else given how little we know. I got all
excited by some 'Cockatiel-hybrid' at the feeder... Cheers.

Jim Cancil
12mi W of Salisbury

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Date: 9/7/19 7:08 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 9/7/19
This morning (9/7) at Rock Creek Park…..

12 warbler species were seen: Worm-eating, Black-and-white, Nashville, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Canada

——Ridge (David, Adam, Katharine, ++)
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
American Redstart
Canada Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

——Yard Parking Lot (Clive, ++)
Worm-eating Warbler
Nashville Warbler
American Redstart
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-throated Vireo
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

——Fence Line
Magnolia Warbler
Baltimore Oriole
Red-eyed Vireo

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Chimney Swift 21
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow 13 flyby
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
American Robin 7
Cedar Waxwing 6 flyby
Common Grackle 10
Northern Cardinal 6

——Nature Center (Clive)
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler

Check List: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59574379 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59574379>

Contributors: Gerry Hawkins, Sally Wechsler, Jim Lemert, Katharine Kravetz, Thorny, Carol McClellan, John Boright, Hisao Yatsuhashi, Kathy Grossman, Tucker Scully, Jim Lemert, Clive Harris, David Amini, Adam Sedgley, Rob Hilton, ++

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC



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Date: 9/7/19 7:05 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Adult ybfl
Brad and i have yellow bellied fly on minebank before box 9.

Tim houghton

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Date: 9/7/19 4:27 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Gwwa now
Golden winged warbler crmwell yellow house in sycamore uphill from
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Date: 9/6/19 7:05 pm
From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] looking at kettles
And if you just happen to be in Arizona look at every kettle of vultures for a Zone-tailed hawk. I’ve had it happen more than once.
Donald Sweig
Falls Church, Va

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> On Sep 6, 2019, at 9:38 PM, Marcia Watson <marshwren50...> wrote:
>
> My life bird Golden Eagle was mixed in with a kettle of vultures. I was driving home from the Turkey Point Hawk Watch, sometime in the 90s, and ahead of me I could see a kettle of vultures. As they wheeled in the sky, the sun caught one of the birds and I could see a glowing golden nape. So I pulled over and got out my binos and indeed, it was a Golden Eagle. And that taught me to look at every bird in a flock.
>
> Marcia
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> Bowie, MD
> <Marshwren50...>
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> From: <mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...>] On Behalf Of Donald Sweig
> Sent: Friday, September 6, 2019 4:45 PM
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> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawk Spectacular
>
> Jim,
> I have had what you describe happen more than once.
> Looking at a small kettle of vultures in the sky, particularly if I could look straight up, if I focused my binoculars a little up and down, I not infrequently found a kettle of Broadwingeds higher up.
> I have many times seen large kettles of Broadwings come across the river near the upper end of Great Falls Park, Virginia, (crossing over Great Falls Park, Maryland) and up river near Riverbend Park.
> Donald Sweig,
> Falls Church, Virginia
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Sep 6, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Jim Felley <jdfelley...> wrote:
>
> Bob,
>
> Congrats on the nighthawk sighting, it sounded amazing.
>
> A few comments on the broadwings that come through in mid-September:
>
> I have found that the best conditions for seeing the broadwing kettles in Montgomery County are when the winds are from the east. Then the kettles start coming in from the east, heading straight to the Blue Ridge. They seem to follow a pathway from Laytonsville to Old Town Gaithersburg to Darnestown and that crosses the Potomac near Riley's Lock (this is my own experience, there may be other travel lanes for these guys that I don't know about).
>
> Here is a tip that has worked for me on several occasions during the September push: I watch for soaring groups of vultures. Then I look in a direct line up from the group and often I will see a kettle of broadwings high (REALLY high) above them. The hawks seem to be using the same thermal, but they are not staying low looking for carrion. They are just trying to get to the mountains!
>
> Jim
>
> Jim Felley
> Gaithersburg MD
>
> On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:46:37 AM UTC-4, bob augustine wrote:
> Last night from 6:20 to 7:20 the sky over Veirs Mill Road south of Twinbrook was filled with Nighthawks. It was the 4th largest flight I have recorded, with at least 650 birds counted. There may be a small "echo flight" tonight around the cold front coming through as latecomers dodge the rain.
>
> The next spectacle is about 2 weeks away when the Broad-winged Hawks move through. The biggest flocks will come through the coastal plain riding thermals at 3,000 feet, which makes them very hard to see. Big puffy white clouds in a blue sky will sometimes reveal the high flocks swirling in front of them---but only in binoculars. A few will be seen in the mountains at hawkwatches where they cross the ridges after rising around 9:30 am, but normally they don't follow ridges unless there is no sun to provide thermals and a NW wind helps. Where they cross our area can vary by miles. You can look, but there is no guarantee you'll see them. They may go down Falls Road or be further west in Darnestown.
>
> In the meantime, you should check out one of the Chimney Swift roosts in the evening (7-8pm) where hundreds or even thousands gather from the surrounding area and suddenly all plunge into a big chimney after orbiting it for a while in a tight flock. Interestingly, I recently found out that for nesting individual pairs all require their own chimney--one pair to a chimney.
>
> Bob Augustine
> Rockville
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Date: 9/6/19 6:38 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: [MDBirding] looking at kettles
My life bird Golden Eagle was mixed in with a kettle of vultures. I was driving home from the Turkey Point Hawk Watch, sometime in the 90s, and ahead of me I could see a kettle of vultures. As they wheeled in the sky, the sun caught one of the birds and I could see a glowing golden nape. So I pulled over and got out my binos and indeed, it was a Golden Eagle. And that taught me to look at every bird in a flock.



Marcia

_________

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Patuxent Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society

www.patuxentbirdclub.org



Bowie, MD

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From: <mdbirding...> [mailto:<mdbirding...>] On Behalf Of Donald Sweig
Sent: Friday, September 6, 2019 4:45 PM
To: Jim Felley
Cc: Maryland & DC Birding
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawk Spectacular



Jim,

I have had what you describe happen more than once.

Looking at a small kettle of vultures in the sky, particularly if I could look straight up, if I focused my binoculars a little up and down, I not infrequently found a kettle of Broadwingeds higher up.

I have many times seen large kettles of Broadwings come across the river near the upper end of Great Falls Park, Virginia, (crossing over Great Falls Park, Maryland) and up river near Riverbend Park.

Donald Sweig,

Falls Church, Virginia



Sent from my iPad


On Sep 6, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Jim Felley <jdfelley...> wrote:

Bob,



Congrats on the nighthawk sighting, it sounded amazing.



A few comments on the broadwings that come through in mid-September:



I have found that the best conditions for seeing the broadwing kettles in Montgomery County are when the winds are from the east. Then the kettles start coming in from the east, heading straight to the Blue Ridge. They seem to follow a pathway from Laytonsville to Old Town Gaithersburg to Darnestown and that crosses the Potomac near Riley's Lock (this is my own experience, there may be other travel lanes for these guys that I don't know about).



Here is a tip that has worked for me on several occasions during the September push: I watch for soaring groups of vultures. Then I look in a direct line up from the group and often I will see a kettle of broadwings high (REALLY high) above them. The hawks seem to be using the same thermal, but they are not staying low looking for carrion. They are just trying to get to the mountains!



Jim



Jim Felley

Gaithersburg MD


On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:46:37 AM UTC-4, bob augustine wrote:

Last night from 6:20 to 7:20 the sky over Veirs Mill Road south of Twinbrook was filled with Nighthawks. It was the 4th largest flight I have recorded, with at least 650 birds counted. There may be a small "echo flight" tonight around the cold front coming through as latecomers dodge the rain.



The next spectacle is about 2 weeks away when the Broad-winged Hawks move through. The biggest flocks will come through the coastal plain riding thermals at 3,000 feet, which makes them very hard to see. Big puffy white clouds in a blue sky will sometimes reveal the high flocks swirling in front of them---but only in binoculars. A few will be seen in the mountains at hawkwatches where they cross the ridges after rising around 9:30 am, but normally they don't follow ridges unless there is no sun to provide thermals and a NW wind helps. Where they cross our area can vary by miles. You can look, but there is no guarantee you'll see them. They may go down Falls Road or be further west in Darnestown.



In the meantime, you should check out one of the Chimney Swift roosts in the evening (7-8pm) where hundreds or even thousands gather from the surrounding area and suddenly all plunge into a big chimney after orbiting it for a while in a tight flock. Interestingly, I recently found out that for nesting individual pairs all require their own chimney--one pair to a chimney.



Bob Augustine

Rockville

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Date: 9/6/19 1:44 pm
From: Donald Sweig <skybirds.d...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawk Spectacular
Jim,
I have had what you describe happen more than once.
Looking at a small kettle of vultures in the sky, particularly if I could look straight up, if I focused my binoculars a little up and down, I not infrequently found a kettle of Broadwingeds higher up.
I have many times seen large kettles of Broadwings come across the river near the upper end of Great Falls Park, Virginia, (crossing over Great Falls Park, Maryland) and up river near Riverbend Park.
Donald Sweig,
Falls Church, Virginia


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> On Sep 6, 2019, at 9:34 AM, Jim Felley <jdfelley...> wrote:
>
> Bob,
>
> Congrats on the nighthawk sighting, it sounded amazing.
>
> A few comments on the broadwings that come through in mid-September:
>
> I have found that the best conditions for seeing the broadwing kettles in Montgomery County are when the winds are from the east. Then the kettles start coming in from the east, heading straight to the Blue Ridge. They seem to follow a pathway from Laytonsville to Old Town Gaithersburg to Darnestown and that crosses the Potomac near Riley's Lock (this is my own experience, there may be other travel lanes for these guys that I don't know about).
>
> Here is a tip that has worked for me on several occasions during the September push: I watch for soaring groups of vultures. Then I look in a direct line up from the group and often I will see a kettle of broadwings high (REALLY high) above them. The hawks seem to be using the same thermal, but they are not staying low looking for carrion. They are just trying to get to the mountains!
>
> Jim
>
> Jim Felley
> Gaithersburg MD
>
>> On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:46:37 AM UTC-4, bob augustine wrote:
>> Last night from 6:20 to 7:20 the sky over Veirs Mill Road south of Twinbrook was filled with Nighthawks. It was the 4th largest flight I have recorded, with at least 650 birds counted. There may be a small "echo flight" tonight around the cold front coming through as latecomers dodge the rain.
>>
>> The next spectacle is about 2 weeks away when the Broad-winged Hawks move through. The biggest flocks will come through the coastal plain riding thermals at 3,000 feet, which makes them very hard to see. Big puffy white clouds in a blue sky will sometimes reveal the high flocks swirling in front of them---but only in binoculars. A few will be seen in the mountains at hawkwatches where they cross the ridges after rising around 9:30 am, but normally they don't follow ridges unless there is no sun to provide thermals and a NW wind helps. Where they cross our area can vary by miles. You can look, but there is no guarantee you'll see them. They may go down Falls Road or be further west in Darnestown.
>>
>> In the meantime, you should check out one of the Chimney Swift roosts in the evening (7-8pm) where hundreds or even thousands gather from the surrounding area and suddenly all plunge into a big chimney after orbiting it for a while in a tight flock. Interestingly, I recently found out that for nesting individual pairs all require their own chimney--one pair to a chimney.
>>
>> Bob Augustine
>> Rockville
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Date: 9/6/19 1:05 pm
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] lower Eastern Shore, MD Aug. 29-30, VA Aug. 30-Sept. 3.
RIGBY’S FOLLY (Ferry Neck), EGYPT ROAD, BLACKWATER N.W.R., KIPTOPEKE, Virginia, AREA, AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 3, 2019.


abbreviations: ESVNWR, Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge. KSP, Kiptopeke State Park.


AUGUST 29, THURSDAY. Rigby’s Folly, Ferry Neck, Talbot County, MD, afternoon, 85-74 (8:30 P.M.), clear, wind unrecorded, no rain since August 25, very dry. Grasses mowed August 27. A poor blooming year here for our Hibiscus, and, I’ll venture, elsewhere, too.


green heron 8 (ties 4th highest), eastern kingbird 9 (ties 6th highest), cattle egret 6, great blue heron 2, great egret 2 (as I sit on the dock one flies by at eye level 15 feet way; spectacular), bobolink 13, cedar waxwing 9, chimney swift 1, barn swallow 2, American robin 22 (going to roost, as they do this time of year, somewhere down Anderby Hall Road), Forster’s tern 10, mourning dove 5, laughing gull 34, eastern bluebird 2, blue jay 2.


Also, 1 bat, 1 gray squirrel, 1 tiger swallowtail, 2 Fowler’s toads.


AUGUST 30, FRIDAY. an 8-point buck by the asparagus patch at close range. a wood duck, 2 adult and 1 immature bald eagle (the youngster tries, unsuccessfully, to snag a fish from the water’s surface), snowy egret 1, royal tern 2. It’s been over a month since the feeders were filled, but today a gray squirrel and a tufted titmouse patronize them. Good memories, eh?


Walk around the nicely-mowed Irish Creek, Choptank, and The Pond trails; see a common wood nymph, that have been scarce this year, and I’ve seen few Little Wood Satyrs. 74, fair, SW10-15. See 14 workboats, 3 sailboats, 4 pleasure craft from Lucy Point. Leave by 9 A.M. for Virginia (Kiptopeke).


EGYPT ROAD, DORCHESTER COUNTY, MD, 10:15-11:15, clear, 80, SW15. DRY. Not much but it’s hot and late. turkey vulture 29, black vulture 11, blue grosbeak 1 (8 on August 24, but today it’s later in the morning, later in the year), eastern bluebird 2, red-tailed hawk 1, bald eagle 2, killdeer 7, field sparrow 1 (still singing), barn swallow 10, tree swallow 20, purple martin 6, great blue heron 1, Canada goose 30, and American goldfinch 1.


Good day for cloudless sulphurs, 13 here, plus a monarch, a tiger swallowtail, a red-spotted purple, and a black ratsnake, having been struck by a car, in its last throes at the Prothonotary Place.


BLACKWATER N.W.R., 11:15-2:15, gets up to 86. double-crested cormorant 24 immatures (1 banded on its left leg; at Sewards), bobolink 40, Forster’s tern 47 (not THAT unusual, but you have to boldface and underscore something, n’est-ce pas?), red-headed woodpecker 2, blue-winged teal 2, fish crow 8, red-winged blackbird 65, mallard 3, bald eagle 7, osprey 6, bank 65, barn 6, tree 12, and unidentified 100 swallows, lesser yellowlegs 1, greater yellowlegs 3, killdeer 3, western sandpiper 4, least sandpiper 21, house sparrow 9, Baltimore oriole 1 (went 0 for 6 during today’s double-header), great egret 4, great blue heron 4, blue grosbeak 2, purple martin 1, American white pelican 1, and grasshopper sparrow 1 (nice look).


NOW, WHEN IT COMES TO NON-AVIAN TAXA: … cloudless suplhur 51, unidentified sulphurs 250 (probably all clouded and orange sulphurs; several fields along Key Wallace Drive loaded with them), cabbage white 6, viceroy 4, monarch 5, red-spotted purple 5, painted turtle 9, red-bellied cooter 7, tiger swallowtail 3.


Areas with tickseed sunflowers are starting to develop beautifully and can be almost blinding a little later on, if the past is prologue. Get out your sunnies. As is often the case, scissor-grinder cicadas are sounding off big time at the entrance to Wildlife Drive. GET OUT the ear plugs!


DECOURSEY BRIDGE ROAD, a painted turtle. MIDDLETOWN BRANCH ROAD, 2:45 P.M., roosting swallows, about 1/2 in dead trees, the other half on top of the big grain storage structures, 135 tree swallows, 75 purple martins, plus a tiger swallowtail and a red-spotted purple.


Now all the rest of this is in VIRGINIA. Here’s a sort of table for sightings at RAMP LANE on the South side of ESVNWR in southern Northampton County, Virginia. Ramp Lane is a great place to be at the end of the day with the, unfortunately, defunct, but still stately light (191 feet high) on Smith Island visible behind a bald eagle nest, the tides coursing through the “Federal Cut”, the saltmarshes, the sun setting, clapper rails chattering away, and herons, ibises, and pelicans at close range going to roost on Fisherman Island.


Bob Anderson has done a nice painting of the view from here, showing a full moon rising behind the pines and over the light and Raccoon Island, the eagle nest, and a string of white ibis. We’re here 4 consecutive evenings August 30-September 2, as follows:


Aug. 30, Aug. 31,Sept. 1,Sept. 2. x = seen but no count done. - = not seen.


clapper rail 6,6,4,6. whimbrel -,2,-,-. short-billed dowitcher -,53,-,-. spotted sandpiper 1,1,-,-. greater yellowlegs -,4,5,-. laughing gull 575 (95 of them immatures),195,410,x. Caspian tern -,-,5,-. Forster’s tern 2,-,-,-. royal tern 3,3,3,2. double-crested cormorant x,25,8,x. brown pelican 129,87,221,46. AMERICAN BITTERN -,1,-,- (a mighty strange date for what is usually a November or later bird). great blue heron 2,3,1,4. great egret 28,23,25,17. snowy egret 29,28,28,35. little blue heron -,1,-,-. tricolored heron 12,30,19,5. black-crowned night heron 16,4,12,36. yellow-crowned night heron 4,-,5,8. unidentified night heron -,-,4,1. white ibis 93,349,157,12. osprey 1,-,1,-. bald eagle 1,1,1,1. purple martin -,-,30,-. barn swallow -,30,20,x. bobolink -,x,45,-. boat-tailed grackle -,-,-,-.


observers: Chris Foster. Bob Anderson, Thuy Tran, Ned Brinkley. Anna Stunkel, Megan Murante. Bob Anderson, Thuy Tran.


hours/weather: 7:15-8:30. 7-7:50. 6:30-8:15. 7:25-8:15. SW15+.SW10.NE15+.SW10+. 77-76. unrecorded. 80-76. 76-79 (yes,rising). fair,clear,fair becoming mostly overcast.fair.


MAMMALS: eastern cottontail 1,4,-,1. deer 1,8,-,6 (incl. 2 spotted fawns).


AUGUST 31, SATURDAY. SUNSET BEACH RESORT, clear, SW15, 73, 6:30-7:54, with Chris Foster, and, from the Albany area, Andrew & Chris Guthrie. No flight to speak of: brown pelican 110, osprey 6, killdeer 2, cormorant 180, redstart 1, sandwich tern 7, blue grosbeak 1, royal tern 16, Baltimore oriole 2, kingbird 20, red-headed woodpecker 1, great egret 1, chimney swift 2, downy woodpecker 1, Carolina chickadee 1, great blue heron 3, Forster’s tern 4, hummingbird 3, bluebird 2, common tern 2, scarlet tanager 1, sanderling 7, pine warbler 3, and a dolphin. Most of these detected by the others.


Am at KSP 9:30-5 and am inadvertently the official hawk counter (wait, ’til I tell the kids!!) in company with Bob Anderson & Thuy Tran and Chris Foster. I estimate c. 4 barn swallows every minute from 11 to 5 for a total of 1,440, probably an overly conservative “count”. 34 RAPTORS (not bad for a sort of nothing day): osprey 25, American kestrel 3, Cooper’s hawk 1, bald eagle 1, broad-winged hawk 1, red-tailed hawk 2, and unidentified hawk 1. A somewhat aseasonal “starling ball” puts me onto the Cooper’s hawk they/it are/is shadowing. glossy ibis 1. unidentified shorebirds 11.


Bob and I are pleasantly surprised when a friendly fellow comes over from the shelter and asks us to lunch. He is from Bolivia, there with his family, and we feast on ribs, steak, Mountain Dew, and rolls. A light supper ensues. yes, light.


Turn in, sleep a couple of hours, then the retinue gathered next door in Rm. 148 of Kiptopeke Inn party loud and long. Can’t stand it any longer at 1:33 A.M., Sun, so make my 1st call ever to 911, where they are very helpful. In the evening of Sunday the party starts again and I change rooms.


SEPTEMBER 1, SUNDAY. SUNSET BEACH RESORT, 6:51-7:33, again with the Guthries plus Matt Anthony and ???. Another poor flight. eastern kingbird 30, brown pelican 70, American oystercatcher 1, blue-gray gnatcatcher 1, common tern 1, chimney swift 4, bobolink 34, cormorant 90, Baltimore oriole 2, common nighthawk 2, ruby-throated hummingbird 1, bald eagle 2 adults, royal tern 1, red-headed woodpecker 1. partly cloudy, 75, NE10+.


KSP, I’m there 9 A.M. - 4 P.M. We see a kettle of 80 brown pelicans. a glossy ibis. Anna Stunkel records 615 eastern kingbirds and 840 bobolinks. Her total today of 116 raptors is a good count for this early in the season and includes 57 ospreys, 16 northern harriers, 7 broad-winged hawks,15 American kestrels, 6 Cooper’s hawks, and 3 peregrine falcons.


Anna’s assistant is Megan Murante, who greets and meets visitors, explains what is going on. Anna is back for a record-breaking 4th year as the hawkcounter. Great to have these two who do a terrific job representng the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory. We see 2 flocks of white ibis totaling 43, probably a record for the hawkwatch platform.


BULL’S DRIVE, 6:15 A.M. soy bean fields. bald eagle 1 immature, great egret 3, little blue heron 1 immature, eastern kingbird 40, eastern bluebird 3, and American kestrel 1 plus 21 deer, the largest group I’ve ever seen in this area.


SEPTEMBER 2, MONDAY (LABOR DAY). Anna’s totals include 625 eastern kingbirds and 367 bobolinks. Am on the KSP hawkwatch platform most of the day where Anna records 46 raptors with 27 ospreys and 12 bald eagles. I’m the ONLY person lodging in Kiptopeke Inn tonight. Good!


SEPTEMBER 3, TUESDAY. Check out the KSP concrete ships at 9:30 and see 135 Brown Pelicans, 5 sanderlings, and a great blue heron. BOX TREE ROAD (Machipongo), 10:15, 81, mostly overcast, SW5, low tide rising: whimbrel 3, bald eagle 1, tricolored heron 1, Forster’s tern 6, snowy egret 2, laughing gull 155, spotted sandpiper 1, and herring gull 1 plus a monarch.


WILLIS WHARF, 10:45-11:15, high tide: willet 20, ruddy turnstone 67, Forster’s tern 7, great egret 3, rock pigeon 2, yellow-crowned night heron 1 sub-adult. Also in the area: scissor-grinder cicadas, cloudless sulphur 4, and laughing gull 360.


GARGATHA LANDING, 11:54-1:09, fair, NE15, 79-80, high tide a good foot above normal and still rising. great egret 31 (flushed by an adult bald eagle that is patrolling all over the saltmarsh), whimbrel 2, tricolored heron 2, great blue heron 2, Forster’s tern 9, clapper rail 1, laughing gull 17, double-crested cormorant 23, snowy egret 7, ruby-throated hummingbird 1, barn swallow 3, eastern kingbird 1, and turkey vulture 3 plus cloudless sulphur 17, monarch 1, and an unusual 0 deer.


An attractive woman pulls up, the only plate on her car a crudely, hand-lettered “WATER” and on the back windshield a sticker that says: “eat lobster. wear Grundens.” But my Grundens (complete with umlaut) nor’easter cap is in Philadelphia, otherwise it might have done service as a good pickup line (55 years ago). So … since today is our 54th wedding anniversary, I head for home.


Near ACCOMAC a d.o.r. red fox. PERDUE chicken plant also near Accomac: nothing. TYSON chicken plant at Temperanceville, 1:19 P.M., 83 degrees F.: Canada goose 65, turkey vulture 11, bald eagle 1 adult. 277.8 miles today on the road.


MAGOTHY BAY NATURAL AREA PRESERVE EXPANDS. Big field is new on the north side of Bull’s Drive near Route 600, now in soy beans, but with DCR signage. Another big field farther north on the west side of Route 600 is regenerating with lots of recently-planted deciduous trees. Good news, eh?


Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.

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Date: 9/6/19 7:25 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/6/19
This morning (9/6) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park…….

The following birds were seen:

Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 2

Contributors: Josh Berman, Katharine Kravetz, Anders Gyllenhaal, Beverly Gyllenhaal

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/6/19 6:34 am
From: Jim Felley <jdfelley...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawk Spectacular
Bob,

Congrats on the nighthawk sighting, it sounded amazing.

A few comments on the broadwings that come through in mid-September:

I have found that the best conditions for seeing the broadwing kettles in
Montgomery County are when the winds are from the east. Then the kettles
start coming in from the east, heading straight to the Blue Ridge. They
seem to follow a pathway from Laytonsville to Old Town Gaithersburg to
Darnestown and that crosses the Potomac near Riley's Lock (this is my own
experience, there may be other travel lanes for these guys that I don't
know about).

Here is a tip that has worked for me on several occasions during the
September push: I watch for soaring groups of vultures. Then I look in a
direct line up from the group and often I will see a kettle of broadwings
high (REALLY high) above them. The hawks seem to be using the same
thermal, but they are not staying low looking for carrion. They are just
trying to get to the mountains!

Jim

Jim Felley
Gaithersburg MD

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:46:37 AM UTC-4, bob augustine wrote:
>
> Last night from 6:20 to 7:20 the sky over Veirs Mill Road south of
> Twinbrook was filled with Nighthawks. It was the 4th largest flight I have
> recorded, with at least 650 birds counted. There may be a small "echo
> flight" tonight around the cold front coming through as latecomers dodge
> the rain.
>
> The next spectacle is about 2 weeks away when the Broad-winged Hawks
> move through. The biggest flocks will come through the coastal plain riding
> thermals at 3,000 feet, which makes them very hard to see. Big puffy white
> clouds in a blue sky will sometimes reveal the high flocks swirling in
> front of them---but only in binoculars. A few will be seen in the mountains
> at hawkwatches where they cross the ridges after rising around 9:30 am, but
> normally they don't follow ridges unless there is no sun to provide
> thermals and a NW wind helps. Where they cross our area can vary by miles.
> You can look, but there is no guarantee you'll see them. They may go down
> Falls Road or be further west in Darnestown.
>
> In the meantime, you should check out one of the Chimney Swift roosts
> in the evening (7-8pm) where hundreds or even thousands gather from the
> surrounding area and suddenly all plunge into a big chimney after orbiting
> it for a while in a tight flock. Interestingly, I recently found out that
> for nesting individual pairs all require their own chimney--one pair to a
> chimney.
>
> Bob Augustine
> Rockville
>

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Date: 9/6/19 6:00 am
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park, 09/03/19
09/03/19 - 730am-1110am
Cromwell Valley Park, B Co., MD

WEATHER: MC/PC, 69-76 degrees, WNW 3 mph- ENE 3 mph OBS: 19

Black Vulture - 4
Turkey Vulture - 3
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Ring-billed Gull - 3
Rock Pigeon - 18
Mourning Dove - 11
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2
Chimney Swift - 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4
Downy Woodpecker - 4
Pileated Woodpecker - 1
Northern Flicker - 2
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 8
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Kingbird - 2
Warbling Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 7
Blue Jay - 10
Carolina Chickadee - 5
Tufted Titmouse - 3
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Carolina Wren - 8
House Wren - 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 12
Eastern Bluebird - 3
Veery - 1 (seen by a few, tree above nature center)
American Robin - 18
Gray Catbird - 14
Northern Mockingbird - 1
European Starling - 15
Cedar Waxwing - 9
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
Common Yellowthroat - 3
American Redstart - 10
Cape May Warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Canada Warbler - 3
Eastern Towhee - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 5
Field Sparrow - 1
Song Sparrow - 1
Northern Cardinal - 13
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1
Blue Grosbeak - 1
Baltimore Oriole - 3
Common Grackle - 27
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
House Finch - 4
American Goldfinch - 15
House Sparrow - 6
SPECIES: 54 INDIVIDUALS: 291


Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 9/6/19 5:27 am
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] L0ch Raven Reservoir, 09/02/19
09/02/19 - 725am-955am
Loch Raven Reservoir--LR Skeet & Trap Club, B Co., MD

WEATHER: Overcast/MC, 70-75 degrees, SW 6 mph- SW 9 mph OBS: 2

Canada Goose - 79
Double-crested Cormorant - 8
Great Blue Heron - 1
Turkey Vulture - 1
Osprey - 2
Bald Eagle - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 1
Ring-billed Gull - 1
Caspian Tern - 1
Rock Pigeon - 8
Mourning Dove - 15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 2
Chimney Swift - 41
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 5
Downy Woodpecker - 3
Northern Flicker - 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 8
Acadian Flycatcher - 1
Traill's Flycatcher - 1 (brief look before took off)
Least Flycatcher - 1
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 2
White-eyed Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
Blue Jay - 9
American Crow - 1
N Rough-winged Swallow - 1
Barn Swallow - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 7
Tufted Titmouse - 6
White-breasted Nuthatch - 4
Carolina Wren - 6
House Wren - 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 14
Eastern Bluebird - 11
American Robin - 2
Gray Catbird - 9
Northern Mockingbird - 3
European Starling - 15
Cedar Waxwing - 29
Blue-winged Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 4
Prothonotary Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 2
American Redstart - 14
Magnolia Warbler - 3
Bay-breasted Warbler - 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Pine Warbler - 10
Yellow-throated Warbler - 2
Prairie Warbler - 1
Eastern Towhee - 4
Chipping Sparrow - 9
Scarlet Tanager - 2
Northern Cardinal - 10
Red-winged Blackbird - 3
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Baltimore Oriole - 8
House Finch - 2
American Goldfinch - 9
SPECIES: 62 INDIVIDUALS: 400


Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 9/5/19 2:42 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] NOT A GOSHAWK UPDATE
As promised, I believe I've gotten a better image of the bird in
question. Previously, the general feeling was not a Goshawk, but
rather a juve RT Hawk. This pic seems to bear that out. The bird had
abandoned the field where I had long heard it calling and had seen it
in the week following my first images. It was found not much more
than 1/2 mile away. Very likely that it is the same bird.

It has stopped calling. Perhaps, it has finally gotten it into its
head that its parents are not into parenting anymore...

Both shots were hand held. I don't imagine I will ever use a tripod
as my interest is in documentation not artistry. That said, the image
stabilization function is pretty amazing for a P/S camera.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
C&O count coordinator

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Date: 9/5/19 10:06 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/5/19, Kentucky Warbler
Addendum #2:

John Boright reported the following sitings above the Maintenance Yard Parking Lot. John was accompanied by Greg and Randy.

Ovenbird
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Canada Warbler
Pileated Woodpecker
House Wren
Carolina Wren

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Date: 9/5/19 7:29 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/5/19, Kentucky Warbler
Addendum:

Marina True reported the following sitings at the Nature Center:

Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 3
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin 25

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/5/19 7:15 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/5/19, Kentucky Warbler
This morning (9/5) at Rock Creek Park…….

A Kentucky Warbler (rare) was seen by Marina True at the eastern end of the maintenance yard.

Fellow birders saw 7 warbler species: Black-and-white, Kentucky, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided

——Ridge (Alex, Tucker)
American Redstart
Black-and-white Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pileated Woodpecker

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler
Kentucky Warbler (Marina)
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 3
Magnolia Warbler
Chimney Swift 19 flyby
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Least Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Carolina Wren
American Robin 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
Common Grackle 150+ flyby
Scarlet Tanager fem.

Contributors: Jim Lemert, Katharine Kravetz, James Illingworth, Marina True, Tucker Scully, Dan Eberly, John Boright, Hanan Jacoby, Alex Webe, +2

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Date: 9/4/19 1:57 pm
From: sj wexlr <sjtaken...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Sept 4



Most of the warblers were seen early flitting among the redbud trees near
the tracks. The pied billed grebe was just hanging out on the lake.


Pied-billed Grebe 1
Mourning Dove 6
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Empidonax sp. 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 6
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
European Starling 4
Gray Catbird 5
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 14
House Sparrow 10
American Goldfinch 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
Brewster's Warbler (hybrid) 1
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 4

Sally Wechsler
silver spring

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Date: 9/4/19 12:10 pm
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Nighthawk Spectacular
I was about ready to post 'something odd' last night at about 6:30 ...due
N/S these finely shaped birds with high-aspect wings came over while I'm
standing with the dog. A group of 5-8 (my canopy is tight so the window is
small) zap'd thru there like F-16s. No rise/fall ... simple fast and
straight flight but not in a formation. Doves fly fast at a low level -
these were pretty high but not up where the Vultures soar on thermals. 'Idiot
goes back in the house to 'Get the camera! Even if—there was no way I could
focus and pan quick enough to capture an image. In my book, it looked like
a Harrier because the wings did not have a pronounced M-shape. I'll look for
the Nighthawk.

Please post a reminder when you expect the Hawks - I remember seeing them
soaring in town - Salisbury. Thanks for the info.

Jim Cancil
12mi W of Salisbury









On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 10:46:37 AM UTC-4, bob augustine wrote:
>
> Last night from 6:20 to 7:20 the sky over Veirs Mill Road south of
> Twinbrook was filled with Nighthawks. It was the 4th largest flight I have
> recorded, with at least 650 birds counted. There may be a small "echo
> flight" tonight around the cold front coming through as latecomers dodge
> the rain.
>
> The next spectacle is about 2 weeks away when the Broad-winged Hawks
> move through. The biggest flocks will come through the coastal plain riding
> thermals at 3,000 feet, which makes them very hard to see. Big puffy white
> clouds in a blue sky will sometimes reveal the high flocks swirling in
> front of them---but only in binoculars. A few will be seen in the mountains
> at hawkwatches where they cross the ridges after rising around 9:30 am, but
> normally they don't follow ridges unless there is no sun to provide
> thermals and a NW wind helps. Where they cross our area can vary by miles.
> You can look, but there is no guarantee you'll see them. They may go down
> Falls Road or be further west in Darnestown.
>
> In the meantime, you should check out one of the Chimney Swift roosts
> in the evening (7-8pm) where hundreds or even thousands gather from the
> surrounding area and suddenly all plunge into a big chimney after orbiting
> it for a while in a tight flock. Interestingly, I recently found out that
> for nesting individual pairs all require their own chimney--one pair to a
> chimney.
>
> Bob Augustine
> Rockville
>

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Date: 9/4/19 10:31 am
From: 'Jodi Bucknam' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Lesser Scaup & Northern Shovelers- Constitution Gardens, DC
Walked around the pond at Constitution Gardens today, looking for the reported Lesser Scaup & N. Pintail. I dipped on the Pintail, but easily found the Scaup swimming in the eastern half of the pond. Also spotted two Northern Shovelers paddling under the willow branches near the eastern side of the island. Two pale brown ducks among the many Mallards too- leucistic maybe, or domestic cross? I’m not sure. Crappy phone photos attached.

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Date: 9/4/19 9:21 am
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hummingbird migration
I left town on Thursday with 4-6 hummers squabbling over the feeder, and
came home on Sunday afternoon to see only a single female. She was around
on Monday morning, but we haven't seen any hummingbird activity since then.

I always miss them when they leave! Some compensation: we have many more
Forster's Terns than usual. I'm guessing the minnows have been very
successful breeders this year. It's fun watching the terns dive for them.

Pat Valdata
Crisfield, Somerset County

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Date: 9/4/19 7:46 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawk Spectacular
Last night from 6:20 to 7:20 the sky over Veirs Mill Road south of
Twinbrook was filled with Nighthawks. It was the 4th largest flight I have
recorded, with at least 650 birds counted. There may be a small "echo
flight" tonight around the cold front coming through as latecomers dodge
the rain.

The next spectacle is about 2 weeks away when the Broad-winged Hawks
move through. The biggest flocks will come through the coastal plain riding
thermals at 3,000 feet, which makes them very hard to see. Big puffy white
clouds in a blue sky will sometimes reveal the high flocks swirling in
front of them---but only in binoculars. A few will be seen in the mountains
at hawkwatches where they cross the ridges after rising around 9:30 am, but
normally they don't follow ridges unless there is no sun to provide
thermals and a NW wind helps. Where they cross our area can vary by miles.
You can look, but there is no guarantee you'll see them. They may go down
Falls Road or be further west in Darnestown.

In the meantime, you should check out one of the Chimney Swift roosts in
the evening (7-8pm) where hundreds or even thousands gather from the
surrounding area and suddenly all plunge into a big chimney after orbiting
it for a while in a tight flock. Interestingly, I recently found out that
for nesting individual pairs all require their own chimney--one pair to a
chimney.

Bob Augustine
Rockville

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Date: 9/4/19 6:50 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/4/19
This morning (9/4) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park with Katharine Kravetz and Jim Lemert………

Blue-winged Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Canada Warbler
Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Blue Jay 2
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
Carolina Wren
American Robin 6
Baltimore Oriole
Common Grackle
Scarlet Tanager fem.
Northern Cardinal 4

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/4/19 5:37 am
From: 'Fred Shaffer' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher
Highlights during my morning walk at Schoolhouse Pond today (9/4) included an Olive-sided Flycatcher and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  The flycatcher was perched atop a dead snag on a pond-side willow and I got decent views of the dark vest on the breast and white flank patches as the bird preened.  However, when I tried to get a better angle of the bird, it flushed and I was unable to relocate.  The Rose-breasted Grosbeak was calling in the woods at the rear of the pond.  Otherwise, its been fairly slow here and I am looking forward to the cold front going through later this week.  Good birding.
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Date: 9/3/19 12:09 pm
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Balloon ban
You probably missed the news item, but finally there is starting to be
some movement on this issue. Helium-filled balloons are blown by the
prevailing westerly wind over the ocean where they come down and are
mistaken by sea turtles for jellyfish. The turtles swallow them and then
die from clogged intestines.

An organization in central Virginia (at Longwood College, Farmville)
has been trying to get mass releases of balloons banned since the year
2000. Several years ago I wrote to the news directors of all the TV
stations in Washington and Baltimore asking them not to air stories
involving balloon releases and to suggest to the event planners not to do
it. The request generated no effect and such stories continue every time
someone is released from prison or is killed in a car crash.
Now Queen Anne's County has passed an ordinance (#19-13) prohibiting
such releases. It goes into effect in about 2 months.

Bob Augustine
Rockville

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Date: 9/3/19 11:57 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Nighthawk flight expected
I have been expecting a good Nighthawk flight the last few evenings, but
the weather wasn't suitable.. Tonight looks much better. Look for
northbound birds from about 5 o'clock (although good flights have begun as
early as 3:30.) At just over treetop height usually they move right along,
no swerving and diving. Later, typically around 6, they gather into large
milling flocks for 20 minutes or so and then begin the southbound flight
(if you are counting, it is best to count only the southbound birds). The
flight is usually over by about 7:30. It is only theoretical, but some
people feel they follow rivers and streams. I certainly have seen a lot
over Rock Creek, but also over the Rockville Metro station and the
Twinbrook Shopping Center, as well as up over the lawn at the Glenview
Mansion at the Rockville Civic Center where they caught bugs just a few
feet away.Find a place with a lot of sky visible, especially northeast. A
grassy hilltop may be good.

I have seen only a few this fall--8 northbound Aug 31 just after 6 and
83 southbound beginning at 6:51. On Sept. 2 I had 10 northbound between
6:06 and 6:13 and only 4 southbound just before 7. The timing can vary
quite a bit. Of the 9 years I have data on for flights of 200 or more
birds, movement started as late as 6:30 and as early as 3:35. My best count
was way back in 1985 on Sept. 2 when I counted 1,139. That was from my 8th
floor window looking northeast without binoculars. Nighthawk numbers have
declined since, but I had 624 in 2012. The continental record was many
years ago at Duluth Mn where over 40,000 were counted in less than 3 hours
one evening. Obviously, now as well as then, most are from Canada (like the
Blue Jays, Golden Eagles, and Broad-winged Hawks). Good luck.

Bob Augustine
Rockville. MD.

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Date: 9/3/19 11:34 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Brewster's Warbler at WRP
This morning a Brewster's Warbler was among the birds seen at Wheaton
Regional Park. I managed to get 3 decent photos of it. There was also a
Worm-eating Warbler----also photographed and a Philadelphia Vireo. The
expected Broad-winged Hawk did not materialize. No sightings of
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher.

Bob Augustine

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Date: 9/3/19 7:36 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/3/19
——Ridge (Webe)
Cerulean Warbler

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 3
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird 2
American Robin 12
Baltimore Oriole
Common Grackle 21. Flyby
Northern Cardinal 4

Contributors: Tucker Scully, Katharine Kravets, Hanan Jacoby, Jim Lemert, Marta Wagner, Alex Webe

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Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/3/19 4:38 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Osfl
Olive sided behind yellow barn at cromwell

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Date: 9/2/19 6:01 pm
From: Anthony V. <tonyvanschoor...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Brewster's warbler at Blandair North 9/2/19
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59473578

Best to use end of Summer Hollow Lane entry is left side of guardrail as
walking to it

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Date: 9/2/19 4:42 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] Nighthawk Bonanza
At least 12 and maybe 2x that amount as they swooped above a field
about 1/4 mile distant. My view was framed/restricted by nearby trees
such that the birds kept moving back and forth across the field of
view constantly. Time was ~1845. A record number for my location and
first I've seen since ~10 August.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
C&O count coordinator

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Date: 9/2/19 4:14 pm
From: June bird <birdcrazylady...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
The wings look black to me.

June Mundis
Conowingo, Md

Sent from my iPad

> On Sep 2, 2019, at 9:09 AM, Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> wrote:
>
> This bird doesn't have black wings. It's a Summer Tanager, not a Scarlet.
>
> Ed Boyd
> Westminster, MD
>
>> On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 2:12 PM June bird <birdcrazylady...> wrote:
>> Hi Jim, The bird in your first pic looks like a male Scarlet Tanager. Usually seen foraging in the top of thick trees.
>> Nice bird for your yard list!
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
>>
>>> On Aug 31, 2019, at 4:28 PM, JimC <wetstuff...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I have not fixed the cable that allows me to set an IP camera ~500' in a clearing from the house, so I just set the camera next to the birdbath. Behold! There has been almost more activity there than at the feeders? I also got this little P&S camera off eBay recently that has a 'remote operation via iPhone' feature. The bird that has us most excited is (I believe) a Purple Finch. I quickly took a picture of the finch off the monitor in the kitchen with my phone. Then, ran outside and set up the tripod with the P&S and waited about 20' away behind a car. I discovered I need to reduce the water level by about 50% to get tighter views. I can adjust the telephoto remotely but they do not go near the center of the bowl. It's fun to play with this stuff.
>>>
>>> Jim Cancil
>>> 12mi W of Salisbury
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Date: 9/2/19 10:51 am
From: 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] 14 Common Nighthawks at Aspen Hill Home Depot 8/31
Hi all~ Sorry for the late post; At dusk on 8/31 while at Home Depot I observed roughly 14 Common Nighthawks flying southeasterly direction. Wasshopping and luckily saw them.
D.Ford, Bethesda, Md.

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Date: 9/2/19 7:09 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 9/2/19
This morning (9/2) at Rock Creek Park……..

——Ridge. (Jim, Patrick)
American Redstart
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler

——Fence Line (Patrick, Sally)
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat

——Maintenance Yard. (Contributors)
Magnolia Warbler
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue Jay 20. Flyby
American Crow 5
Fish Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
House Wren
Carolina Wren
American Robin 6
Baltimore Oriole 3
Northern Cardinal 6

Contributors: Katherine Kravets, Katie Hodge, Kaleb Friend, Patrick Neucomb, Jim Lemert, Sally Wechsler

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
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Date: 9/2/19 7:01 am
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hudsonian Godwits on the Potomac, 9/1
I know this is a day late but I only get VA-Bird in digest. This is just across the river from PG County so if they happen to fly out a bit into the river, they're in Maryland.

Tyler Bell
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California, Maryland

Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2019 21:14:05 +0000
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Subject: [VA-bird] Hudsonian Godwit - Hunting Creek Bridge, Alexandria (Fairfax County)

A pair of Hudsonian Godwit on mudflats just north of Belle Haven Picnic area at Dyke Marsh.

David Ledwith
Falls Church, VA

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Date: 9/2/19 6:14 am
From: Linda Just <ljustrn...>
Subject: [MDBirding]
Thanks to all for your suggestions on cameras for birding. I will certainly
take everyone’s recommendations into account.

Lin Just

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Date: 9/2/19 6:10 am
From: Edward Boyd <edboyd59...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
This bird doesn't have black wings. It's a Summer Tanager, not a Scarlet.

Ed Boyd
Westminster, MD

On Sun, Sep 1, 2019 at 2:12 PM June bird <birdcrazylady...> wrote:

> Hi Jim, The bird in your first pic looks like a male Scarlet Tanager.
> Usually seen foraging in the top of thick trees.
> Nice bird for your yard list!
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Aug 31, 2019, at 4:28 PM, JimC <wetstuff...> wrote:
>
> I have not fixed the cable that allows me to set an IP camera ~500' in a
> clearing from the house, so I just set the camera next to the birdbath.
> Behold! There has been almost more activity there than at the feeders? I
> also got this little P&S camera off eBay recently that has a 'remote
> operation via iPhone' feature. The bird that has us most excited is (I
> believe) a Purple Finch. I quickly took a picture of the finch off the
> monitor in the kitchen with my phone. Then, ran outside and set up the
> tripod with the P&S and waited about 20' away behind a car. I discovered
> I need to reduce the water level by about 50% to get tighter views. I can
> adjust the telephoto remotely but they do not go near the center of the
> bowl. It's fun to play with this stuff.
>
> Jim Cancil
> 12mi W of Salisbury
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Date: 9/1/19 11:32 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics

Thanks for the I.D., June... We'll pull out the book—again... Given the
sheer volume and variety at the birdbath. We added a second concrete bath
and are talking about making a 1" deep concrete pond in a raised bed away
from the house near a second well.

A complete remote camera system is <$500. ...and, in 4k resolution on a 43"
screen at that. (we are arguing about wall space at the moment) It's
funny, Marjie will walk up slowly to the monitor - so as not scare the bird
away.

Total fun. Cheers. Jim Cancil





On Sunday, September 1, 2019 at 2:14:57 PM UTC-4, June Mundis wrote:
>
> Oh sorry, I forgot to sign my name and post where I am located in my
> previous email.
>
> June Mundis
> Conowingo,Md
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Sep 1, 2019, at 2:12 PM, June bird <birdcr......> <javascript:>>
> wrote:
>
> Hi Jim, The bird in your first pic looks like a male Scarlet Tanager.
> Usually seen foraging in the top of thick trees.
> Nice bird for your yard list!
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Aug 31, 2019, at 4:28 PM, JimC <wets......> <javascript:>> wrote:
>
> I have not fixed the cable that allows me to set an IP camera ~500' in a
> clearing from the house, so I just set the camera next to the birdbath.
> Behold! There has been almost more activity there than at the feeders? I
> also got this little P&S camera off eBay recently that has a 'remote
> operation via iPhone' feature. The bird that has us most excited is (I
> believe) a Purple Finch. I quickly took a picture of the finch off the
> monitor in the kitchen with my phone. Then, ran outside and set up the
> tripod with the P&S and waited about 20' away behind a car. I discovered
> I need to reduce the water level by about 50% to get tighter views. I can
> adjust the telephoto remotely but they do not go near the center of the
> bowl. It's fun to play with this stuff.
>
> Jim Cancil
> 12mi W of Salisbury
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Date: 9/1/19 11:14 am
From: June bird <birdcrazylady...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
Oh sorry, I forgot to sign my name and post where I am located in my previous email.

June Mundis
Conowingo,Md


Sent from my iPad

> On Sep 1, 2019, at 2:12 PM, June bird <birdcrazylady...> wrote:
>
> Hi Jim, The bird in your first pic looks like a male Scarlet Tanager. Usually seen foraging in the top of thick trees.
> Nice bird for your yard list!
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>> On Aug 31, 2019, at 4:28 PM, JimC <wetstuff...> wrote:
>>
>> I have not fixed the cable that allows me to set an IP camera ~500' in a clearing from the house, so I just set the camera next to the birdbath. Behold! There has been almost more activity there than at the feeders? I also got this little P&S camera off eBay recently that has a 'remote operation via iPhone' feature. The bird that has us most excited is (I believe) a Purple Finch. I quickly took a picture of the finch off the monitor in the kitchen with my phone. Then, ran outside and set up the tripod with the P&S and waited about 20' away behind a car. I discovered I need to reduce the water level by about 50% to get tighter views. I can adjust the telephoto remotely but they do not go near the center of the bowl. It's fun to play with this stuff.
>>
>> Jim Cancil
>> 12mi W of Salisbury
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Date: 9/1/19 11:12 am
From: June bird <birdcrazylady...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
Hi Jim, The bird in your first pic looks like a male Scarlet Tanager. Usually seen foraging in the top of thick trees.
Nice bird for your yard list!

Sent from my iPad

> On Aug 31, 2019, at 4:28 PM, JimC <wetstuff...> wrote:
>
> I have not fixed the cable that allows me to set an IP camera ~500' in a clearing from the house, so I just set the camera next to the birdbath. Behold! There has been almost more activity there than at the feeders? I also got this little P&S camera off eBay recently that has a 'remote operation via iPhone' feature. The bird that has us most excited is (I believe) a Purple Finch. I quickly took a picture of the finch off the monitor in the kitchen with my phone. Then, ran outside and set up the tripod with the P&S and waited about 20' away behind a car. I discovered I need to reduce the water level by about 50% to get tighter views. I can adjust the telephoto remotely but they do not go near the center of the bowl. It's fun to play with this stuff.
>
> Jim Cancil
> 12mi W of Salisbury
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Date: 9/1/19 9:25 am
From: 'Alan Johnston' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Common Nighthawks in Kensington, Maryland
It was a beautiful evening yesterday (Aug 31).  I sat outside on my patio on Cedar Lane in Kensington and between 7:00 pm and 7:45 pm counted 12 Common Nighthawks flying to the south/south-east right over my back yard.
Alan JohnstonKensington, Maryland

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Date: 9/1/19 7:40 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Sunday 9/1/19
This morning (9/1) at Rock Creek Park……

7 warbler species seen: Ovenbird, Golden-wing, Black-and-white, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided

——Equitation Field (Mathiew)
Blackburnian Warbler

——Ridge (David S.)
Ovenbird
American Redstart
Black-and-white Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo

——Yard Parking Lot (Keith, Jordan, Gabriel)
Black-and-white Warbler

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Golden-winged Warbler (Hanan)
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk flyby (David A.)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Cooper's Hawk flyby (Jim)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker 3
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 4
Fish Crow
Carolina Chickadee 3
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird
Veery
American Robin 8
Baltimore Oriole 3
Common Grackle 12 flyby
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal 4

Observers: Jim Lemert, Kaleb Friend, Tucker Scully, Paul DeAnna, John Boright, Katharine Kravetz, Hisao Yatsuhashi, Seth, David Sperling, Mathiew, Hanan Jacoby, Lacey Dunham, David Amini, Keith Rutter, Jordan Rutter, Gabriel Foley, +

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 9/1/19 6:36 am
From: mike burchett <mikeburchett23...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Ruff at Figgs Landing
Ruff (or Reeve?) still currently present at Figgs Landing Rd. in Worcester
Co.

Mike Burchett
Berlin, MD

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Date: 8/31/19 1:28 pm
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Bird bath pics
I have not fixed the cable that allows me to set an IP camera ~500' in a
clearing from the house, so I just set the camera next to the birdbath.
Behold! There has been almost more activity there than at the feeders? I
also got this little P&S camera off eBay recently that has a 'remote
operation via iPhone' feature. The bird that has us most excited is (I
believe) a Purple Finch. I quickly took a picture of the finch off the
monitor in the kitchen with my phone. Then, ran outside and set up the
tripod with the P&S and waited about 20' away behind a car. I discovered
I need to reduce the water level by about 50% to get tighter views. I can
adjust the telephoto remotely but they do not go near the center of the
bowl. It's fun to play with this stuff.

Jim Cancil
12mi W of Salisbury

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Date: 8/31/19 9:01 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/31/19
This morning (8/31) at Rock Creek Park…….

Five warbler species seen/heard: Yellowthroat, Redstart, Chestnut-sided, Canada, Blackburnian

——Fence Line (Gerry)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Blue Jay
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin

——Maintenance Yard
Common Yellowthroat heard
American Redstart 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Canada Warbler
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
American Robin 6
Common Grackle
Northern Cardinal 4

——Path from yard parking lot to stables (Gerry)
Common Yellowthroat
Great Crested Flycatcher

——Nature Center (Gerry)
Blackburnian Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
American Redstart 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3

Contributors: 1 Gerry Hawkins, Katharine Kravetz, Hisao Yatsuhashi, Betsy Lovejoy, David Amini, Paul DeAnna, Kaleb Friend, +

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Date: 8/30/19 9:57 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
On 8/29/19, Esther Fleischmann <fleischm...> wrote:
> Blue-green algae are actually a group of bacteria called cyanobacteria, not
> true algae. They are often a problem in fish tanks and can be treated with
> antibiotics. I don't know if this would work in a birdbath with a much
> smaller volume.

Ummmmmmmmmm introducing antibiotics into birdbaths sounds like a
really, really bad idea.

Jim S

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Date: 8/30/19 7:58 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Friday 8/30/19
This morning (8/30) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park……

Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow 2
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
House Wren
Carolina Wren
American Robin 5
Baltimore Oriole heard
Common Grackle 3
Northern Cardinal 4

Contributors: Jim Lemert, Tucker Scully, Lee Kimball, John Boright, Hanan Jacoby, Hugh McGuinness

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Date: 8/30/19 7:27 am
From: Mark Rositol <mrositol510...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Brown Pelican back in DC
Continuing at 1025 am.
M Rositol
FORT WASHINGTON MD

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Date: 8/30/19 5:34 am
From: Paul Pisano <cheep.paul...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Brown Pelican back in DC
There is currently a young Brown Pelican sitting on green buoy #3 on the Potomac River at Hains Pt. Presumably the same bird that was seen a few days ago.

God birding,
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Arlington, VA

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Date: 8/29/19 5:47 pm
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Warbler IDed
Rebecca,

There’s no problem with asking for ID help on this email group. People do it all the time. Some of us enjoy the challenge.

Nice photo.

Marcia
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> On Aug 29, 2019, at 8:16 PM, drgngem K <drgngems2013...> wrote:
>
> First off my apologies for hijacking the email. I won’t do it again.
> Anyway, I heard back from Cornell and my warbler that I photographed last week has been identified as an immature or a female Nashville warbler. They said there’s a small chance it could have been a common yellowthroat but they were fairly certain it was Nashville. Cool. Rebecca
> I’m on my phone and I do not know how to post the photo here.
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Date: 8/29/19 5:16 pm
From: drgngem K <drgngems2013...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Warbler IDed
First off my apologies for hijacking the email. I won’t do it again.
Anyway, I heard back from Cornell and my warbler that I photographed last week has been identified as an immature or a female Nashville warbler. They said there’s a small chance it could have been a common yellowthroat but they were fairly certain it was Nashville. Cool. Rebecca
I’m on my phone and I do not know how to post the photo here.

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Date: 8/29/19 9:33 am
From: Esther Fleischmann <fleischm...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
Blue-green algae are actually a group of bacteria called cyanobacteria, not
true algae. They are often a problem in fish tanks and can be treated with
antibiotics. I don't know if this would work in a birdbath with a much
smaller volume.

On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:06:51 PM UTC-4, Steve Long wrote:
>
> Just to be clear, what my neighbor has been doing and what I am now
> doing to disinfect the bird baths is to (1) dump the water, (2) scrub
> any hard-surface slime with a brush, (3) rinse, (4) spray surface with a
> diluted Clorox solution, (5) let sit for a few minutes, (6) rinse, and
> then (7) refill bird bath with fresh water.
>
> The MDE lab test result seem to indicate that has a lasting effect on
> keeping algae down. And, chlorine test strips show no residual chlorine.
>
> So, I don't see any mechanism for harming the wildlife with this
> procedure.
>
> Steve
>
> On 8/28/2019 5:32 PM, JAMES SPEICHER wrote:
> > On 8/28/19, Steve Long <steve......> <javascript:>> wrote:
> >> It has been 2 weeks since my sudden wildlife population decrease...
> > It seems like this toxicity would have been studied in birds/wildlife
> > in southern states where it's been more prevalent, but I found
> > nothing...
> >
> > Based on the Wiki link excerpt below, it may be counterproductive to
> > treat the water with an agent that would kill the bacteria causing
> > release of toxins that might then not be effectively rinsed away. It
> > may be better to simply dump and refresh often when appropriate, i.e.
> > during times when there are noted blooms...
> >
> > Jim S
> >
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcystin-LR#Animal_effects
> > "Cyanobacteria prefer to live in water bodies such as lake, ponds,
> > reservoirs, and slow-moving streams. When the water is warm there are
> > enough nutrients available for the bacteria to survive. Most
> > cyanobacteria produce toxins, of which microcystin is only one group.
> > When a cyanobacterium dies, its cell wall degrades while the toxins
> > are released in the water. Microcystins are extremely stable in water
> > and withstand chemical breakdown such as hydrolysis or oxidation. The
> > half-life of this toxin is 3 weeks at pH 1 and 40 °C. At typical
> > conditions in the environment, however, the half-life is 10 weeks.[9]
> >
> > After release in the water, microcystins are actively absorbed by fish
> > and birds from intoxicated water and thus enter the food chain. Humans
> > are also exposed to microcystins by performing activities in
> > intoxicated water."
> >
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Date: 8/29/19 8:02 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Thursday 8/29/19
This morning (8/29) at Rock Creek Park…….

Note: Hugh was first to identify most of the warbler species in the maintenance yard.

——Maintenance Yard (Contributors)
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Cerulean Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler
Canada Warbler
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Least Flycatcher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Yellow-throated Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Carolina Chickadee
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Gray Catbird
American Robin 8
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Northern Cardinal 3

——Ridge (Tucker, Lee)
American Redstart

Contributors: Eric Hanson, Hanan Jacoby, Tucker Scully, Lee Kimball, Hugh McGuinness, Jeff Shenot, +

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Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 8/29/19 6:39 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages


On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:06:51 PM UTC-4, Steve Long wrote:____
>
> Just to be clear, what my neighbor has been doing and what I am now
> doing to disinfect the bird baths is to (1) dump the water, (2) scrub
> any hard-surface slime with a brush, (3) rinse, (4) spray surface with a
> diluted Clorox solution, (5) let sit for a few minutes, (6) rinse, and
> then (7) refill bird bath with fresh water.
>
> The MDE lab test result seem to indicate that has a lasting effect on
> keeping algae down. And, chlorine test strips show no residual chlorine.
>
> So, I don't see any mechanism for harming the wildlife with this
> procedure.
>
>
__________________________


The chlorine test strip seems a good idea. My, inexperienced, sense is
that we have seen a lot of departures and passing-thru's recently. All the
singers in the woods have left ...the numbers of RW and Starlings at the
feeder (and noise in the marsh) are way down. My wife reported a cluster of
about 8 Dove at the feeder yesterday - with basically none all summer. (I
have them daily at the feeders in town - also Jays with none at home)

Back to birdbaths - we have always had one - but paid scant attention
until I set a camera near one. Mind you I have ~5ac of marsh in front of
the house with ~800' of creek so we felt a birdbath more a decoration. Yet,
our birdbath has gotten almost as much activity as the feeders?! (it
dropped off briefly after heavy rain) We have added a second given its
apparent importance.

I noticed quickly, watching two, birds mainly jump off an Azalea
immediately next to the birdbath rather than 'fly to it'. I am going to
relocate the second so there is also a slight overhang. Perhaps it gives
them a moment to scan for evildoers or judge the water. Cheers.

Jim Cancil
12mi W of Salisbury

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Date: 8/28/19 3:06 pm
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
Just to be clear, what my neighbor has been doing and what I am now
doing to disinfect the bird baths is to (1) dump the water, (2) scrub
any hard-surface slime with a brush, (3) rinse, (4) spray surface with a
diluted Clorox solution, (5) let sit for a few minutes, (6) rinse, and
then (7) refill bird bath with fresh water.

The MDE lab test result seem to indicate that has a lasting effect on
keeping algae down.  And, chlorine test strips show no residual chlorine.

So, I don't see any mechanism for harming the wildlife with this procedure.

Steve

On 8/28/2019 5:32 PM, JAMES SPEICHER wrote:
> On 8/28/19, Steve Long <steve.long4...> wrote:
>> It has been 2 weeks since my sudden wildlife population decrease...
> It seems like this toxicity would have been studied in birds/wildlife
> in southern states where it's been more prevalent, but I found
> nothing...
>
> Based on the Wiki link excerpt below, it may be counterproductive to
> treat the water with an agent that would kill the bacteria causing
> release of toxins that might then not be effectively rinsed away. It
> may be better to simply dump and refresh often when appropriate, i.e.
> during times when there are noted blooms...
>
> Jim S
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcystin-LR#Animal_effects
> "Cyanobacteria prefer to live in water bodies such as lake, ponds,
> reservoirs, and slow-moving streams. When the water is warm there are
> enough nutrients available for the bacteria to survive. Most
> cyanobacteria produce toxins, of which microcystin is only one group.
> When a cyanobacterium dies, its cell wall degrades while the toxins
> are released in the water. Microcystins are extremely stable in water
> and withstand chemical breakdown such as hydrolysis or oxidation. The
> half-life of this toxin is 3 weeks at pH 1 and 40 °C. At typical
> conditions in the environment, however, the half-life is 10 weeks.[9]
>
> After release in the water, microcystins are actively absorbed by fish
> and birds from intoxicated water and thus enter the food chain. Humans
> are also exposed to microcystins by performing activities in
> intoxicated water."
>

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Date: 8/28/19 2:32 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
On 8/28/19, Steve Long <steve.long4...> wrote:
> It has been 2 weeks since my sudden wildlife population decrease...

It seems like this toxicity would have been studied in birds/wildlife
in southern states where it's been more prevalent, but I found
nothing...

Based on the Wiki link excerpt below, it may be counterproductive to
treat the water with an agent that would kill the bacteria causing
release of toxins that might then not be effectively rinsed away. It
may be better to simply dump and refresh often when appropriate, i.e.
during times when there are noted blooms...

Jim S

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcystin-LR#Animal_effects
"Cyanobacteria prefer to live in water bodies such as lake, ponds,
reservoirs, and slow-moving streams. When the water is warm there are
enough nutrients available for the bacteria to survive. Most
cyanobacteria produce toxins, of which microcystin is only one group.
When a cyanobacterium dies, its cell wall degrades while the toxins
are released in the water. Microcystins are extremely stable in water
and withstand chemical breakdown such as hydrolysis or oxidation. The
half-life of this toxin is 3 weeks at pH 1 and 40 °C. At typical
conditions in the environment, however, the half-life is 10 weeks.[9]

After release in the water, microcystins are actively absorbed by fish
and birds from intoxicated water and thus enter the food chain. Humans
are also exposed to microcystins by performing activities in
intoxicated water."

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Date: 8/28/19 11:50 am
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park, 08/27/19
08/27/19 - 745am-11am
Cromwell Valley Park, B Co., MD

WEATHER: Overcast, 66-70 degrees, E 7 mph- ESE 8 mph OBS: 22

Canada Goose - 2
Great Blue Heron - 1
Turkey Vulture - 1
Cooper's Hawk - 1
Rock Pigeon - 102
Mourning Dove - 11
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Chimney Swift - 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 2
Belted Kingfisher - 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 4
Downy Woodpecker - 6
Northern Flicker - 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 6
Least Flycatcher - 1
Great Crested Flycatcher - 1
Yellow-throated Vireo - 1
Warbling Vireo - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
Blue Jay - 3
American Crow - 4
Purple Martin - 4
Barn Swallow - 8
Carolina Chickadee - 6
Tufted Titmouse - 4
White-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Carolina Wren - 4
House Wren - 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 14
Eastern Bluebird - 3
American Robin - 15
Gray Catbird - 9
Northern Mockingbird - 1
Eurpoean Starling - 14
Cedar Waxwing - 2
Ovenbird - 1
Blue-winged Warbler - 1
Yellow Warbler - 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 6
Magnolia Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 3
American Redstart - 12
Common Yellowthroat - 7
Canada Warbler - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 7
Song Sparrow - 1
Northern Cardinal - 11
Indigo Bunting - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 1
Common Grackle - 3
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Orchard Oriole - 1
Baltimore Oriole - 3
House Finch - 3
American Goldfinch - 13
House Sparrow - 8
SPECIES: 56 INDIVIDUALS: 331

**Best sightings was seeing a Gray/Copland's Tree Frog and a massive
Imperial Moth caterpiller**

Kevin Graff
Jarrettsville, MD
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Date: 8/28/19 11:22 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] correction on Lawrence's
The coloration on chest fooled me. This particular variant hybrid is closest to BREWSTER'S: first fall first generation male (see the Dunn Warblers). Two really nice big flocks along trail behind kiln. Very little along Minebank between the bridges, except a Chat around box 12.

Tim Houghton

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Date: 8/28/19 11:20 am
From: Steve Long <steve.long4...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
It has been 2 weeks since my sudden wildlife population decrease.  In my
situation, there was no coincident change in the bird feed bags, and not
all of the missing wildlife ate bird seed, anyway.  My sudden loss
included rabbits, and possibly even lizards, as well as the squirrels
and nearly all bird species.

After more investigation, I can also rule out lawn spraying and other
pesticides applications.  The population decline seems to have affected
only about 8 acres, involving my property and one neighbor's property. 
I had 4 bird baths on my property that were refilled daily, and, in the
hot weather, scrubbed but not disinfected 2-to-3 time per week,
especially if any started to look scummy.  Only one seemed to have much
scum form, but it was the one most used.  The scum was reddish brown. 
My affected neighbor did not have water in his bird bath, but had a dog
water bowl with bright green algae and also a lot of bright green algae
in a garden with a constant puddle from constant drip irrigation.
Another neighbor, on the other side, has bird baths but disinfected them
frequently - and did NOT have any noticeable population decline.

With this in mind, and the coincidence of my event with the news
broadcasts of dogs dying from microcystin poisoning in other states, I
still think that water-borne toxins from blue-green algae /
cyanobacteria remains the most likely cause for the sudden population
loss that I observed.

I am finally getting MDE to analyze water samples that I collected, but
they were taken 2 weeks after the event, when the local drought had been
broken by some inches of rainfall and the water temperatures had
declined by over 10°F.  So, the conditions that tend to cause
microcystin release are no longer present. That is the usual problem; by
the time there is a "professional" response to observations like mine,
the conditions have usually changed.

I am seeing slow repopulation of the lost species.  They appear to be
coming from the unaffected areas, slowly extending their range into our
yards.  It is obvious that they are not the same individuals that were
here before, both from they way some look and the way some act.  And,
there are fewer of those species that are now present, again.  So far,
no woodpeckers have come, though.

While typing this, I received the results from the water samples I
provided for MDE analysis.  They did not detect any toxin-releasing
organisms in any of the samples.  So, they concluded "at this time I do
not believe the absence of wildlife in your neighborhood is the result
of toxic algae contamination. There are likely other factors responsible
for the missing wildlife."

This does help rule out my neighbor's garden and the local, brackish
tide-water as the source of my event.  But, because I disinfected my
bird baths a few times before eventually taking the samples, it tells me
nothing about whether my own bird bath(s?) were the cause of the loss. 
I had intentionally let that bird bath sit for about 5 days without
disinfecting it to get the beginning of a brown surface scum, before
taking the sample analyzed.  But, the results for that sample were
cleaner than the others: "In the bird bath sample, there were no algae
cells at all; I only observed protozoa and a very tiny spherical cell (
1-3 microns in size and approximately 8900 cells/mL) that may have been
a bacterium."

So, as usual, "nobody knows" what really happened.

But, the best guess is still that I allowed a bird bath to go toxic.  I
will be disinfecting my bird baths rather frequently from now on,
particularly when the weather is hot.  By the time I hear reports of
mycrocyctin poisoning somewhere else, it is already too late to take the
actions here, if I have been negligent.

Steve Long, Oxford

On 8/28/2019 11:43 AM, bob augustine wrote:
>    Steve Long's concern with the possible causes of bird shortages in
> his area should include the possibility of poisoned bird seed. We
> should all be on the lookout for this. In 2012 the Ohio Audubon
> Society filed suit against the Scott's Lawn Care Company. In the
> prosecution that followed, Scott's was convicted and fined over $4
> million.for using a pesticide on its stored birdseed that its own
> experts warned was toxic to birds. How many other seed companies are
> doing something similar and getting away with it? If we allow
> ourselves to be "reassured" with more pleasant-sounding explanations,
> we'll never find out.
>
>    In recent years there have been extensive exchanges on listservs in
> the Northeast by birders complaining of an absence of birds at their
> feeders. Some reported filling feeders on Monday and finding them
> still full on Friday.
>
>    Last fall, 2018, Such a phenomenon was reported in New England.
> Frequent contributor and ABA notable Derek Lovitch posted on local
> lists and his blog a piece titled Why There Are Few Birds At Your
> Feeders. He gave several possible explanations, especially favoring
> Cornell's Hochachka's that birds are using wild food sources while
> they can and will come to feeders when the weather gets worse. That
> does not agree with my experience or that of many other feeders. The
> list did not include any possibility of poisoned seed like that found
> by Ohio Audubon. Others have been doing their best to convince people
> that the noted absence of birds at feeders is due to an abundance of
> alternative natural foods. Failing that, they have other explanations
> all of which studiously avoid the possibility of poisoned seed and are
> intended to reassure people that their birds will come back and to
> avoid investigations that may reveal unpleasant facts.
>
>    If poisoned seed was the problem, the birds coming to feeders would
> disappear and only those staying in the woods and not using feeders
> would remain. That seems to fit some of the reports.
>
>    I sent a note to Lovitch that he should add this possibility to his
> posting, but there was no reply and no update of this sort has
> appeared. Perhaps it has something to do with his running the Maine
> Wild Bird Center where his customers buy a lot of seed.
>
>    Contact the Ohio Audubon Society for more information.
>
> Bob Augustine
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Date: 8/28/19 8:44 am
From: bob augustine <augustinebob8...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Bird shortages
Steve Long's concern with the possible causes of bird shortages in his
area should include the possibility of poisoned bird seed. We should all be
on the lookout for this. In 2012 the Ohio Audubon Society filed suit
against the Scott's Lawn Care Company. In the prosecution that followed,
Scott's was convicted and fined over $4 million.for using a pesticide on
its stored birdseed that its own experts warned was toxic to birds. How
many other seed companies are doing something similar and getting away with
it? If we allow ourselves to be "reassured" with more pleasant-sounding
explanations, we'll never find out.

In recent years there have been extensive exchanges on listservs in the
Northeast by birders complaining of an absence of birds at their feeders.
Some reported filling feeders on Monday and finding them still full on
Friday.

Last fall, 2018, Such a phenomenon was reported in New England. Frequent
contributor and ABA notable Derek Lovitch posted on local lists and his
blog a piece titled Why There Are Few Birds At Your Feeders. He gave
several possible explanations, especially favoring Cornell's Hochachka's
that birds are using wild food sources while they can and will come to
feeders when the weather gets worse. That does not agree with my experience
or that of many other feeders. The list did not include any possibility of
poisoned seed like that found by Ohio Audubon. Others have been doing their
best to convince people that the noted absence of birds at feeders is due
to an abundance of alternative natural foods. Failing that, they have other
explanations all of which studiously avoid the possibility of poisoned seed
and are intended to reassure people that their birds will come back and to
avoid investigations that may reveal unpleasant facts.

If poisoned seed was the problem, the birds coming to feeders would
disappear and only those staying in the woods and not using feeders would
remain. That seems to fit some of the reports.

I sent a note to Lovitch that he should add this possibility to his
posting, but there was no reply and no update of this sort has appeared.
Perhaps it has something to do with his running the Maine Wild Bird Center
where his customers buy a lot of seed.

Contact the Ohio Audubon Society for more information.

Bob Augustine
<augustinebob8...>

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Date: 8/28/19 8:18 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 8/28/19
This morning (8/28) at Rock Creek Park…….

——Equitation Field (Marina)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Peewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Blue Jay
American Crow
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin 4
Chipping Sparrow 2
American Goldfinch

——Ridge (Josh, Marina)
American Redstart (Josh)
Blackburnian Warbler (Josh)
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Josh)
Black-and-white Warbler (Marina)
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 5
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood Peewee 3
Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow-throated Vireo
American Crow 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Carolina Wren 4
American Robin 6
Northern Cardinal 4
Common Grackle 5

——Yard Parking Lot
Tufted Titmouse

——Maintenance Yard (Josh, Marina, Jim)
Common Yellowthroat (Josh)
American Redstart 4 (Josh)
Blackburnian Warbler 2 (Josh)
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 (Josh)
Mourning Dove 2
Common Nighthawk
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay
American Crow 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 6
Baltimore Oriole 2
Northern Cardinal 2

——Dog Run (Jim)
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow

Contributors: Josh Berman, Jim Lemert, Marina True

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC







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Date: 8/28/19 6:38 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Lawrences at cromwell
In one of at least 2 nice flocks on trail behind kiln. Likely
doublecross.

Tim houghton

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Date: 8/28/19 4:32 am
From: 'MARYANN TODD' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Brown Pelican
Perched snag opposite Rileys lock. Closest viewing.

Dave Czaplak

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Date: 8/28/19 4:25 am
From: 'MARYANN TODD' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Brown Pelican Violettes Lock
Montgomery co. Flying around and fishing

Dave Czaplak

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Date: 8/27/19 2:22 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Hart-Miller Island, 08/26/19
08/26/19 - 710am-3pm
Hart-Miller Island, Essex, B Co., MD

WEATHER: MC, 60-72 degrees, NE 8K- ESE 9K
OBS: Tim Carney, Kevin Graff, Alex Wiebe

Canada Goose - 240
Mute Swan - 1
Wood Duck - 11
Gadwall - 4
American Wigeon - 1
American Black Duck - 11
Mallard - 115 (plus one hybrid)
Blue-winged Teal - 14
*NORTHERN SHOVELER - 2
Green-winged Teal - 18
*CANVASBACK - 2
*BUFFLEHEAD - 1
Ruddy Duck - 2
Pied-billed Grebe - 49
Double-crested Cormorant - 51
Great Blue Heron - 20
Great Egret - 98
Snowy Egret - 37
Little Blue Heron - 2
Tricolored Heron - 2
Green Heron - 2
Black-crowned Night Heron - 2
Glossy Ibis - 4
Turkey Vulture - 1
Osprey - 18
Bald Eagle - 6
Northern Harrier - 2
American Coot - 43
Black-bellied Plover - 6
*AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER - 1
Semipalmated Plover - 19
Killdeer - 8
*BLACK-NECKED STILT - 4
*AMERICAN AVOCET - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 4
Greater Yellowlegs - 19
*WILLET - 1 (western)
Lesser Yellowlegs - 39
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 85
Western Sandpiper - 2
Least Sandpiper - 15
White-rumped Sandpiper - 2
Peep Sp - 20
Pectoral Sandpiper - 15
Stilt Sandpiper - 1
Short-billed Dowitcher - 9
Laughing Gull - 31
Ring-billed Gull - 13
Herring Gull - 8
Great Black-backed Gull - 4
Caspian Tern - 301
Forster's Tern - 13
Mourning Dove - 15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Chimney Swift - 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 2
Empidonax Sp - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 3
Red-eyed Vireo - 2
American Crow - 4
Purple Martin - 2
Tree Swallow - 9
N Rough-winged Swallow - 1
Bank Swallow - 22
Barn Swallow - 53
Carolina Chickadee - 3
Carolina Wren - 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2
American Robin - 1
Gray Catbird - 7
Northern Mockingbird - 2
European Starling - 220
Cedar Waxwing - 6
Nashville Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 6
Yellow Warbler - 8
Song Sparrow - 1
Northern Cardinal - 16
Blue Grosbeak - 6
Bobolink - 9
Red-winged Blackbird - 135
Common Grackle - 8
Brown-headed Cowbird - 9
Baltimore Oriole - 3
House Finch - 2
American Goldfinch - 18
SPECIES: 88 INDIVIDUALS: 1972

MAMMALS: Raccoon - 4 WT Deer - 1 Red Fox - 1

REPTILES: E Painted Turtle - 4 Red-bellied Turtle - 2

AMPHIBIANS: Fowler's Toad - 35 S Leopard Frog - 1

BUTTERFLIES
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 2
Black Swallowtail - 2
Cabbage White - 5
Orange Sulphur - 6
Cloudless Sulphur - 2
Common Buckeye - 5
Pearl Crescent - 4
Red-spotted Purple - 1
Monarch - 14
Silver-spotted Skipper - 1

DRAGONFLIES
Common Green Darner - 1
Needham's Skimmer - 10
Eastern Pondhawk - 10
Wandering Glider - 1
Black Saddlebag - 2

INSECTS
Bronzed Tiger Beetle - 15
Henry's Marsh Caterpillar - 10
Salt Marsh Caterpillar - 1
Fall Webworm Moth - 45 (caterpillars)
Milkweed Tussock Moth (65 (caterpillars)

FISHES: American Shad - 1 (captured by a Osprey)

**Last week, i left out an adult Brown Booby seen on a red buoy
which i thought was in Kent, actually in Baltimore side, Lighted
Buoy #5 (red) w/ 5 DC Cormorant. New for the HMI**

KEVIN GRAFF
JARRETTSVILLE, MD
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Date: 8/27/19 7:37 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, 8/27/19
This morning (8/27) in the maintenance yard at Rock Creek Park with Jim Lemert……

The following birds were seen or heard:

Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Blue Jay 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Carolina Wren
European Starling
American Robin 8
Eastern Towhee
Baltimore Oriole 2
Common Grackle
Northern Cardinal 5

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

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Date: 8/26/19 2:18 pm
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Ferry Neck, Blackwater, Egypt Road, Hurlock, August 20-25, 2019.
FERRY NECK, EGYPT ROAD, BLACKWATER, HURLOCK, August 20-25, 2019.


BLACKWATER N.W.R., Change in Visitor Center hours (good!) starting September 3: 9-4 everyday except Christmas and Thanksgiving.


HURLOCK WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT. Yes, the kid caught up with the EARED GREBE others had seen and also saw: Canada goose 235, mallard 40, blue-winged teal 8, greater yellowlegs 2, peep 18 (the few I heard are least sandpipers), blue grosbeak 1, American kestrel 1, 4 male and a female ruddy duck, a bobolink, hundreds of tree, dozens of bank, and smaller numbers of barn swallows, and 1 red-tailed hawk. non-birds: a tiger swallowtail, a red-spotted purple, and only 3 turtles (suspected red-bellied cooters).


ACCESS TO HURLOCK. My understanding is that access is only during the week and that the office is only open 6:30-10:30. Perhaps, I’ve heard later. Please check in. They are quite welcoming. Let’s keep it that way.


“And summer’s lease hath all too short a date:” Yes, Bill, but then there’s the chance for a Philadelphia Vireo in the 2nd week of September, when summer’s lease I may not remember, and perhaps an Ash-throated Flycatcher in November.


AUGUST 20, TUESDAY. Return to the old place by 3. Mostly overcast, NE5, 95 dropping to 83 by 4 P.M., 78 by 8:15, then E15-20+, thunder and sprinkles for an hour, but no rain in the rain gauge since August 10, now very dry.


24 species seen from the dock, incl. cattle egret 15, osprey 7 (an adult brings a fish for our 2 large young; apron strings not yet cut), bald eagle 1, laughing gull 9 (losing their dark hoods, innermost primaries molted), common tern 1, royal tern 2, pileated woodpecker 1, hummingbird 1, eastern bluebird 9 (headed north across the cove; can have broods of 7 so perhaps these are all family).


red fox 1. gray squirrel 3. Fowler’s toad 4.


Off to the northeast is an unusual horizontal rainbow near the horizon, perhaps 20 degrees of what can be seen in a 360 degree sweep, that eventually is barely-discernible as an arch.


AUGUST 21, WEDNESDAY. Watch from the edge of the Big Field 9:45-1:45 a small flight with 51 barn swallows, a tree swallow, 13 purple martins, 2 hummingbirds, 11 chimney swifts, 2 royal terns, 2 bald eagles, 6 laughing gulls, 1 turkey vultures, and 4 ospreys. In the field are 1 each of 4, 6 and 8-point bucks.


Also today: an adult female peregrine falcon, a fraction-of-a-second glimpse, then, confirmation, right overhead, then disappearing in a lightning-fast stoop. Nice, eh? yellow warbler 2 (migrants). black vulture 7, bald eagle 4. blue grosbeak 1 male. 5 five of now-expected heron/egret species, a quorum for a day of active watching.


A dramatic, ominous, squall line approaches from the northwest bringing some brief wind, a little rain, and cloud-to-cloud lightning, cloud-to-ground lightning, and whatever you call the lightning that makes whole clouds glow with a diffuse luminescence, incandescence. This all from 6-8 P.M., the squall line arriving at 7:45. Good show.


critters: gray squirrel 2, common watersnake 1, tiger swallowtail 3, red-spotted purple 3, question mark 1, hackberry emperor 1, five-lined skink (a 6-incher but missing part of its tail), cloudless sulphur 2, and 3 A-10 Warthogs. Are butterflies critters? Why not? Chalk it up to non-poetic license.


weather (definitely): 78-88-90-76 (8 P.M.), mostly overcast, then overcast all-the-way, then back and forth several times, SW15-20, temperature rising to 82 degrees F. at 10:52 P.M. In other words, variable weather, O.K.? very dry.


AUGUST 22, THURSDAY. glossy ibis 4, cattle egret 8 (what with the intense “barnyard behavior” going on out at Poplar Island, these 2 species probably pass by here every evening on the way back to their colonies). Also in the evening flight: laughing gull 104, Forster’s tern 16.


Also today: royal tern 2, bald eagle 2, mallard 10, red-winged blackbird 60. At near dark, 8:11 P.M., a great blue heron alights on our defunct boatlift. So … you’re the one fouling our dock. There’s a reason this species is called “forty quarts of soup” in parts of the South.


Spend much of the day in Easton doing errands. Lunch at Olive Garden. 80-92, fair becoming mostly overcast, SW5-10, hot, dry.


AUGUST 23, FRIDAY. An early BROAD-WINGED HAWK heading due north; hey, you won’t get to Vera Cruz THAY way (not THAT surprising, but previous recorded period of occurrence here: September 9 - October 16). also today: cedar waxwing 11 (the species continues to perplex me), royal tern 4, bald eagle 2, great egret 3, tree swallow 13 (easterlies bring them here).


critters: diamond-backed terrapin 3, a doe with 2 small fawns in Field 1, a buck and 2 does in Field 4, gray squirrel 1, eastern cottontail 1, loads of toads).


At BELLEVUE, 6 P.M., 1 royal tern, 1 Forster’s tern, 1 great blue heron, and, feeding in a nearby sorghum field, 470 brown-headed cowbirds (careful estimate), 10 starlings, and 15 red-winged blackbirds. ANDERBY HALL ROAD: 1 gray squirrel 1 and 5 deer.


77-66, cool (real cool, Man, but not really far out), NNE or NE 10-15, rain 3-7 P.M., totaling 0.5 badly-needed inches. That should help. We need more.


AUGUST 24, SATURDAY. DORCHESTER COUNTY. EGYPT ROAD: 8-9:45. blue grosbeak 8, northern bobwhite 0 (stop “singing” this late in the summer?), field sparrow 3, bald eagle 3, eastern wood-pewee 1, eastern bluebird 6, chipping sparrow 5, indigo bunting 0 (they go “underground” in late summer, in contrast to the grosbeaks, that are still singing, with, as JFK might say, vigor), killdeer 5, mourning dove 17, starling 85, cowbird 20, bank swallow 1 (few other swallows), and black-and-white warbler 1 (a migrant) plus a mud turtle, a snapping turtle, and a gray squirrel. high 60s, NE10-15, fair.


BLACKWATER N.W.R., 9:45-12:45, low 70s, fair, NE15, tidal waters low, fresh waters low. bald eagle 8, osprey 8, blue grosbeak 3, pine warbler 6, common gallinule 1 (heard squawk once, then well-seen), brown-headed nuthatch 3, Carolina chickadee 5, tufted titmouse 4, blue-gray gnatcatcher 1, red-headed woodpecker 4, mallard 4, Canada goose 0, Caspian tern 1, Forster’s tern 7, double-crested cormorant 27 (immatures on the Sewards causeway structure), bank swallow 20, tree swallow 85, American white pelican 0, great egret 4, great blue heron 4, goldfinch 3, bluebird 5, chipping sparrow 4, bobolink 4, lesser yellowlegs 1, ruby-throated hummingbird 5, northern rough-winged swallow 1, red-winged blackbird 45, and least sandpiper 4.


NON-AVIAN TAXA (in an unguarded moment, sometimes referred to as “critters”): mud turtle 1, painted turtle 7, red-bellied cooter 3, silver-spotted skipper 3, pearl crescent 2, buckeye 1, clouded sulphur 3, common watersnake 1, gray squirrel 1, black swallowtail 2, cloudless sulphur 43, monarch 2, and red-spotted purple 3. It’s worthwhile just to sit for half an hour or more and watch the butterfly garden at the Visitor Center - lots of butterflies and hummingbirds.


MAPLE DAM ROAD: 3 eastern kingbirds together on the wire. 2 painted turtles.


Back at Rigby’s Folly. The 1st thing I see this morning, from my bed, is a gray squirrel cavorting around a mitigation willow oak. Doing flips. And four times it hops off the tree, runs lickety split about 20 feet, does a split-second 180, goes back to the tree, and hops onto the tree again. Looks like sheer play. The antics and mannerisms of this mammal never cease to be a rich form of entertainment, at least to this simpleton. See 4 more grays as I go out the driveway headed to Dorchester early on.


AUGUST 25, SUNDAY. leave by 9:30. A couple of bald eagles on the way home. A few tree swallows on the wires along Route 481.


CHAN ROBBINS IN BIRD CONSERVATION. Excellent magazine of the American Bird Conservancy. On p. 12-19, Summer 2019 issue, is a good article on Midway. On p. 15 there is a color photograph of Chan Robbins banding a Short-tailed Albatross. The article describes his banding in 1956 of the Laysan Albatross known as Wisdom. Wisdom still returns to Midway each year and lays her egg, has raised more than three dozen chicks. There’s a great photograph of Wisdom on her nest with a chick (2011) on page 16. How many hundreds of thousands of miles do you suppose she has flown? The oldest know wild bird, at least 68 years old.


the GULF: the making of an American sea by Jack E. Davis (W. W. Norton & Co. [Liveright Publ. Corp.], 2017, 592 pages). The Easton library usually doesn’t have very many non-fiction titles for sale, but I hit pay dirt this time with a copy of the Gulf. I read several dozen sections during this visit. Couldn’t put it down. It is about the best environmental book I’ve ever seen. Extraordinary. Davis goes into engaging detail on erosion in Louisiana, alligators, pelicans and other birds, climate change, related politics, Big Oil, mangroves, the fish-shrimp-crab-oyster industry, oil spills, changing human demographics, sea level rise, the big hurricanes, history, native Americans, the Spanish conquistadors, the Civil War, and much, much else. It all reads very, very well. He also touches on the future, and it is not all gloom and doom.


early MARYLAND BIRDLIFE. During the course of our recent move I unearthed some documents I hadn’t seen in decades, including some 1947, 1949 & 1950 issues of MB, that I’d requested perhaps 40 years ago, that Chan Robbins sent me. Fascinating. Consider how many more of some warblers there were back then, such as Blackpoll Warblers, in 1947 (vol. 3, p. 81): 140 at Patuxent on October 11, 120 the next day, 41 as late as October 17. These old issues were mimeographed, are 8.5 X 11 inches. A treasure.


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

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Date: 8/26/19 11:19 am
From: 'Leslie' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Lawrence’s Warbler in Baltimore
Things were slow at Milford Mill Park this morning, other than an inundation of robins, but I saw a bright yellow bird with a conspicuous black throat and eye marks which confused me for awhile until I remembered the Golden-winged / Blue-winged hybrids. It doesn’t count as a species and it may not be possible to find it again, but it certainly was pretty! My photo doesn’t do it justice but at least shows the field marks.

Leslie Starr
Baltimore

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Date: 8/26/19 10:57 am
From: 'PETER OSENTON' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/26/19
Rebecca,  It looks like a female Common Yellowthroat.
Peter OsentonJessup, Md.
On Monday, August 26, 2019, 01:51:05 PM EDT, drgngem K <drgngems2013...> wrote:

My apologies for not posting this in the group. I took these pics of this little bird (3.5-4.5 inches??) two days ago in Pikesville, Maryland. It was in a black raspberry bush. We have not been able to identify what it is. These are not the jpegs directly from the camera, they are screenshots of the camera’s LED screen. Currently sick and not up to using the laptop, hence no post. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. It moved very quickly and the tail sort of flicked in an odd sort of way. I can’t quite describe it but the way it moved it almost look like it didn’t have a tail sometimes.Again, apologies for not posting on the group page.Rebecca Kays 





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On Aug 26, 2019, at 11:26 AM, Wallace Kornack <wallace...> wrote:



This morning (8/26) at Rock Creek Park……
——Ridge (Tucker, Lee, Eric, Hugh)Black-and-white WarblerBlue-winged Warbler
——Nature Center  (Eric)Black-and-white Warbler
——Maintenance YardChestnut-sided Warbler    2American RedstartMourning Dove     2
Chimney Swift  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Downy Woodpecker  
Pileated Woodpecker     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
Red-eyed Vireo     2
American Crow     12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     5
American Robin     6
Northern Cardinal     2

Observers:  Tucker Scully, Lee Kimball, Hugh McGuinness, Eric Hanson
Have Fun Birding!
Wallace KornackWashington  DC






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Date: 8/26/19 10:51 am
From: drgngem K <drgngems2013...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/26/19
My apologies for not posting this in the group. I took these pics of this little bird (3.5-4.5 inches??) two days ago in Pikesville, Maryland. It was in a black raspberry bush. We have not been able to identify what it is. These are not the jpegs directly from the camera, they are screenshots of the camera’s LED screen. Currently sick and not up to using the laptop, hence no post.
Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated. It moved very quickly and the tail sort of flicked in an odd sort of way. I can’t quite describe it but the way it moved it almost look like it didn’t have a tail sometimes.
Again, apologies for not posting on the group page.
Rebecca Kays



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> On Aug 26, 2019, at 11:26 AM, Wallace Kornack <wallace...> wrote:
>
> This morning (8/26) at Rock Creek Park……
>
> ——Ridge (Tucker, Lee, Eric, Hugh)
> Black-and-white Warbler
> Blue-winged Warbler
>
> ——Nature Center (Eric)
> Black-and-white Warbler
>
> ——Maintenance Yard
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
> American Redstart
> Mourning Dove 2
> Chimney Swift
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker
> Downy Woodpecker
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> American Crow 12
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
> American Robin 6
> Northern Cardinal 2
>
> Observers: Tucker Scully, Lee Kimball, Hugh McGuinness, Eric Hanson
>
> Have Fun Birding!
>
> Wallace Kornack
> Washington DC
>
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Date: 8/26/19 8:48 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Small-bore birding camera search
Lin Just's search for an SLR came after my search to replace a seriously
limited P/S camera I kept in the car. My eyes have been opened in the last
year and I needed something to help fix these memories. The business 'had
a need' for a 7D and Nikon 1 but I wanted a half-decent camera w/telephoto
I could leave in the car and not be overly bothered except for replacing a
broken window. As a cheapskate who likes currency variations, distress
opportunities and not afraid of the occasional mistake - I am always
looking to optimize my purchases. One way I found is to look-back 3-5
years to see what the 'hot camera of the day' was. Unlike the latest, there
are lots of reviews and use-tips from early adopters by now. There seemed
to be a number of choices but I settled on a Panasonic TZ-60. It's an
offshore model..as is my Nikon 1, but that does not seem to affect the
picture quality. It has some surface scratches but punches well above it's
$120. weight. This past week's Bloomberg made my day. I have attached
the two pages.

It has an iPhone linking feature - a remote control. We have a security
camera at one of the birdbaths; in this heat, there has been more activity
there than at the feeders. I set this on a tripod and sat on a stool about
25' away looking in the other direction - yet, looking thru the lens via
the iPhone app. (you can even control the telescopic feature) It was the
first time, in my typical rush, but it seems like a great opportunity to
snag some interesting shots - or video.

This is simply my experience, a rank amateur, I would hope if one of you
has a P/S you like - please mention it.

Jim Cancil
12mi W of Salisbury

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Date: 8/26/19 8:26 am
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/26/19
This morning (8/26) at Rock Creek Park……

——Ridge (Tucker, Lee, Eric, Hugh)
Black-and-white Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler

——Nature Center (Eric)
Black-and-white Warbler

——Maintenance Yard
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
American Redstart
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
American Crow 12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
American Robin 6
Northern Cardinal 2

Observers: Tucker Scully, Lee Kimball, Hugh McGuinness, Eric Hanson

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC





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Date: 8/26/19 7:41 am
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Wheaton Regional Park today 8/26
Hi all,

Fairly decent start at WRP, but some clouds and cold breezes at about 9 am really slowed things down. Still we managed to tick 6 species of warbler, including a couple firsts of season. Noisy jays flying over tell of autumn’s approach...

Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper
Colesville, MD

41 species (+1 other taxa)
Birds if interest:

Wood Duck 1
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 8
Green Heron 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 10
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 20 Estimate
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
Gray Catbird 8
Eastern Bluebird 4
Cedar Waxwing 3
American Goldfinch 6
Chipping Sparrow 25 Estimate
Baltimore Oriole 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 3 first of season
Chestnut-sided Warbler 8
Canada Warbler 1 first of season

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Date: 8/26/19 7:40 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: The Green Heron, Bird's Bodies, Bird Communication, and More: A Photo Essay
Nicely done, David. I loved the clarity of the photos ... 'may be as
close as many of us will get to have a 'good look' these birds. I
particularly like the #6 photo for both the realism and a watercolor-effect
of the dock and water. There was another fellow from VA (?) who also got
that artistic effect in some distant shots. Enviable work.

Jim Cancil
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On Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 7:35:58 PM UTC-4, David Gibson wrote:
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> Hi MD and DC birders, Here's my final Green Heron blog
> <http://birdpartner.com/2019/08/25/the-green-heron-final-thoughts/>. It's
> a photo essay about Green Herons, but it's also about birds in general, the
> nesting cycle, interesting bird behavior, birds' bodies, birds'
> communication strategies, etc. At the end, there's a memorial tribute to a
> woman we've just lost, a woman who was a giant in the world of New England
> birding and beyond, Ida Giriunas. That name may very well be familiar to
> some living in the MD and DC area. Thank you for reading, and as always, I
> welcome your comments.
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Date: 8/25/19 7:42 pm
From: Howard Wu <howiewu1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [Extralimital and belated] 10 days in Iceland
Hi,

I hesitate to post this, but I justify it with the facts that one-off
extralimital posts are generally allowed and this may be useful to some,
and things are kind of slow right now. If you find this annoying please
kindly disregard, it will eventually disappear from your inbox or message
list :-)

My wife and I took a 10-day trip to Iceland in the last part of June this
year. It was not a birding trip, and Iceland is rather poor in avifauna (in
terms of number of species). But what it lacked in diversity, it made up
for the sheer number of birds. We saw Arctic Terns on every day, large
Northern Fulmar colonies, and many gulls and waterfowl. The most memorable
experience was at an Atlantic Puffin colony where we saw hundreds of them
at close range. The following is my trip page:
http://www.travelerathome.com/2019_iceland.html

Cheers,

Howard Wu
Herndon, VA

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Date: 8/25/19 4:36 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [MDBirding] The Green Heron, Bird's Bodies, Bird Communication, and More: A Photo Essay
Hi MD and DC birders, Here's my final Green Heron blog
<http://birdpartner.com/2019/08/25/the-green-heron-final-thoughts/>. It's a
photo essay about Green Herons, but it's also about birds in general, the
nesting cycle, interesting bird behavior, birds' bodies, birds'
communication strategies, etc. At the end, there's a memorial tribute to a
woman we've just lost, a woman who was a giant in the world of New England
birding and beyond, Ida Giriunas. That name may very well be familiar to
some living in the MD and DC area. Thank you for reading, and as always, I
welcome your comments.

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Date: 8/25/19 4:19 pm
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Cromwell Valley Park, 08/25/19
08/25/19 - 7am-10am
Cromwell Valley Park, B Co., MD

WEATHER: PC, 58-70 degrees, NNE 6 mph- ESE 8 mph OBS: Kevin G, Matt L

Turkey Vulture - 1
Rock Pigeon - 8
Mourning Dove - 9
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 3
Chimney Swift - 10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 2
Downy Woodpecker - 5
Northern Flicker - 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee - 4
Acadian Flycatcher - 1
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Great Crested Flycatcher - 3
Eastern Kingbird - 3
Warbling Vireo - 2
Red-eyed Vireo - 3
Blue Jay - 4
Purple Martin - 1
Barn Swallow - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 4
Tufted Titmouse - 2
White-breasted Nuthatch - 4
Carolina Wren - 6
House Wren - 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 5
Eastern Bluebird - 2
American Robin - 32
Gray Catbird - 9
Northern Mockingbird - 3
European Starling - 16
Cedar Waxwing - 10
Blue-winged Warbler - 1
Nashville Warbler - 1
Common Yellowthroat - 4
American Redstart - 6
Magnolia Warbler - 1
Yellow Warbler - 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 6
Black-throated Green Warbler - 1
Canada Warbler - 4
Eastern Towhee - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 6
Song Sparrow - 6
Northern Cardinal - 12
Blue Grosbeak - 1
Indigo Bunting - 1
Red-winged Blackbird - 1
Common Grackle - 11
Brown-headed Cowbird - 1
Baltimore Oriole - 12
House Finch - 2
American Goldfinch - 15
House Sparrow - 8
SPECIES: 53 INDIVIDUALS: 271


Kevin Graff
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Date: 8/25/19 12:55 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
On Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 3:48 PM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
wrote:
The photo was hand held and the camera has no viewfinder. I was at full
optical zoom, which gives an image that can be further enlarged with WIN10
pic software without great loss of image quality. It's not an image that
will win any photo prizes, but that's not my concern.

In case this confused...

There is a view screen, of course.

Jim S

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Date: 8/25/19 12:49 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
David makes the same point, I did...what you buy depends on what you hope
to accomplish.

I take exception tho to "it's very hard at maximum zoom to stabilize a bird
in the frame. I've found it's nearly impossible to stabilize a bird with a
setup such as you have. You really have no good way, relatively speaking,
to hold the camera steady. You need a camera, preferably a DSLR, with a
viewfinder."

I don't know if other point & shoot, or DSLRs for that matter use the
"frame assist" technology of Canon. With it, in full zoom it's quite easy
to lock onto the subject of interest - after a bit of a learning curve.
The image of the RT/COOP/GOSHAWK [attached again in the dense version] at a
distance that I estimated at 100-150 yards had the following details:

1/25 sec; f6.9; 172mm.

1/25 sec is what the detail area states and is not a typo. I only use full
auto exposure and never know what the details are b4-hand, but they seem to
be reliable.

The photo was hand held and the camera has no viewfinder. I was at full
optical zoom, which gives an image that can be further enlarged with WIN10
pic software without great loss of image quality. It's not an image that
will win any photo prizes, but that's not my concern.

Jim S

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Date: 8/25/19 10:19 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [MDBirding] The Green Heron, Bird Bodies, Bird Language, and More: A Photo Essay
Hi all, Here's my final Green Heron blog
<https://birdpartner.com/2019/08/25/the-green-heron-final-thoughts/>. It's
a photo essay about Green Herons, but it's also about birds in general, the
nesting cycle, interesting bird behavior, birds' bodies, birds'
communication strategies, etc. At the end, there's a memorial tribute to a
woman we've just lost, a woman who was a giant in the world of New England
birding and beyond, Ida Giriunas. That name may very well be familiar to
some living in the MD and DC areas. Thank you for reading, and as always, I
welcome your comments.

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Date: 8/25/19 9:30 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
Jim,

Thanks! That is a leg band.

I’ll say that I really did love my previous setup of the canon 5d mkiii and Tamron 150-600mm lens. The autofocus and frames per second are a huge upgrade with my current setup. If you want birds in flight, a DSLR is the way to go. If you just want mostly stationary shots, you can get away with spending a lot less on a superzoom. I used a Nikon coolpix B700 at Nickerson beach, NY (when I was down my camera gear) to photograph oystercatchers and nesting skimmers. It worked wonders, and I was even able to nail some flight shots. It has a digital viewfinder which isn’t as good as optical, but better than not having one at all! Plus, I see one on Facebook marketplace right now for $250! Here are a few shots from that trip with the coolpix:



Matthew J. Felperin


> On Aug 25, 2019, at 11:49 AM, JimC <wetstuff...> wrote:
>
>
> Matthew... A question: in that first photo it appears the loon may be caught in some sort of fishing float.. No? Great shots BTW.
>
> My business expensed a 7D with a shorter R-lens a few years ago, but I frankly do not have the time to optimize such fine kit. I live more of an erratic, rough-n-tumble life. This is a good thread though. You'll excuse me if I start another on Point and Shoots.
>
> Jim Cancil
> 12mi W of Salisbury
>
>
>
>
>
>
>> On Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:00:27 PM UTC-4, Matthew Felperin wrote:
>> I was just able to replace my stolen equipment, and I like this setup even better than my old gear. The trick is to buy lightly used equipment and testing it out before you buy, buying direct from a seasoned photographer. I was able to pair a lightly used canon 7d mkii (best value crop sensor camera, ridiculous 10 frames per second!) and a canon 100-400mm mkii lens (newer version) for only $1700. That is all. You. Need. I just got back from a trip to New Hampshire and got some incredible loon photos. Take a look:
>>
>>
>>
>> Matthew J. Felperin
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Aug 24, 2019, at 8:52 PM, Scott Young <wsy......> wrote:
>>>
>>> Earlier on the forum, someone suggested the mirrorless Sony Cybershot RX10 iv. I bought it, with its attached Zeiss 27m-600mm lens, for travel. Amazingly, I found it as good, if not better, than my Canon 80D with a Canon second generation 100-400mm lens for less than half the price. It grabs flying birds remarkably well and the slow motion capture is a lot of fun! Of course, it is pricier than your current camera.
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Date: 8/25/19 8:50 am
From: Janet Millenson <janet...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Raptors at Great Falls (late post)
On Saturday I observed a juvenile Bald Eagle soaring over the falls, an
Osprey over the river a little further downstream, and a Cooper's Hawk
near the visitor center. Too bad there was no one nearby to share these
sightings with -- despite the crowds of people thronging the park
enjoying the glorious weather, I didn't see anyone else wearing binoculars.

FYI, if you haven't been to Great Falls lately, the construction near
the visitor center appears to be finished and the canal has been refilled.


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Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
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Date: 8/25/19 8:49 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera

Matthew... A question: in that first photo it appears the loon may be
caught in some sort of fishing float.. No? *Great shots* BTW.

My business expensed a 7D with a shorter R-lens a few years ago, but I
frankly do not have the time to optimize such fine kit. I live more of an
erratic, rough-n-tumble life. This is a good thread though. You'll
excuse me if I start another on Point and Shoots.

Jim Cancil
12mi W of Salisbury






On Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:00:27 PM UTC-4, Matthew Felperin wrote:
>
> I was just able to replace my stolen equipment, and I like this setup even
> better than my old gear. The trick is to buy lightly used equipment and
> testing it out before you buy, buying direct from a seasoned photographer.
> I was able to pair a lightly used canon 7d mkii (best value crop sensor
> camera, ridiculous 10 frames per second!) and a canon 100-400mm mkii lens
> (newer version) for only $1700. That is all. You. Need. I just got back
> from a trip to New Hampshire and got some incredible loon photos. Take a
> look:
>
> [image: image1.jpeg][image: image2.jpeg][image: image3.jpeg][image:
> image4.jpeg][image: image5.jpeg][image: image6.jpeg]
>
> *Matthew J. Felperin*
>
>
>
> On Aug 24, 2019, at 8:52 PM, Scott Young <wsy......> <javascript:>>
> wrote:
>
> Earlier on the forum, someone suggested the mirrorless Sony Cybershot RX10
> iv. I bought it, with its attached Zeiss 27m-600mm lens, for travel.
> Amazingly, I found it as good, if not better, than my Canon 80D with a
> Canon second generation 100-400mm lens for less than half the price. It
> grabs flying birds remarkably well and the slow motion capture is a lot of
> fun! Of course, it is pricier than your current camera.
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Date: 8/25/19 8:32 am
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Patuxent River Pk- Jackson's Landing- Glossy Ibis
As a naturalist at PRP, I can tell you we haven’t started to ramp up migration numbers yet. Lots of wading birds, and the glossy/little blue are excellent finds! Probably the best time of year there for wading birds. If you want warbler action, may/June are the best months. This year, there was a pair of nesting prothonotaries on the black walnut/brown trail by the beaver dam. She was gleaning insects off the spatterdock and very tolerant of human presence. Really cool stuff. Hooded warblers and scarlet tanagers further upstream on boardwalk near the cinnamon ferns.

I saw a black billed cuckoo by that marsh observation deck you mentioned (awesome little secluded spot, common to see least bitterns here) but lost the photo when my camera gear was stolen. Here’s a screenshot:



If you’re talking about the observation tower being an eyesore, I understand. It’s a monstrosity! People do seem to love it though, and it provides a great and accessible panoramic view. Feel free to contact me to chat more about the park!


Matthew J. Felperin


> On Aug 25, 2019, at 11:19 AM, Mark Rositol <mrositol510...> wrote:
>
> Sorry for the late post. 14 hours of birding yesterday, a week of work, and an actual social life had me exhausted. Last night I decided to go look for some warblers at Jackson's Landing near the visitor center. I had at least 6 warbler species at Schoolhouse Pond in the middle of the day. But finding nothing but Red-eyed Vireos here. I decided to take a look at the water from the boat ramp. I noticed that the tide was nice and low for wading birds. So I walked the Black Walnut Nature Trail to the small observation platform. There is a large platform near the visitor center. It is a really nice view, but I have to question its location. I guess it is meant for tourists. Anyhow, I did about 2.5 hours of river watch.
>
> Figured that if I want some good birds, I have to earn them. Anyhow, after counting up to 17 Great Egrets along w some GBHEs and Green Herons. There was nothing exciting. So I just kept watching, and I noticed that I was adding species. And that I just felt something good would come. Then I saw something with a nice long wing span and I noticed the down curved bill. So I got the scope on it, and finally a nice bird...Glossy Ibis. Checked the eye area and legs to see if it could be a White-faced Ibis. Obviously I would have posted sooner if it were. And then I finally noticed a small white heron sp. It turned out to be a Little Blue Heron. I think I was more excited about this than the Ibis. I've had at least 3 instances in which I saw small white egret/heron sp flying away and was unable to identify them this summer.
>
> I noticed the GLIB flying in front of me, and it circled a couple times and then flew S towards Selby's Landing, eventually disappearing around the corner. Never felt that I saw it over Anne Arundel waters. Perhaps it was coming from the Jug Bay /Billingsley Marsh area.
>
> Now, I turn my attention to the Snowy Egret. Until the last 2 years, I was having tremendous luck finding them annually in PG County. Now I have had quite a dry spell.
>
> I think it is worth a kayak trip or a low tide watch at Jackson's Landing this evening. I'm going to head up there after 5pm to see if anything else turns up.
> Checklist https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59233878
>
> M. Rositol
> Fort Washington MD
>
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Date: 8/25/19 8:19 am
From: Mark Rositol <mrositol510...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Patuxent River Pk- Jackson's Landing- Glossy Ibis
Sorry for the late post. 14 hours of birding yesterday, a week of work,
and an actual social life had me exhausted. Last night I decided to go look
for some warblers at Jackson's Landing near the visitor center. I had at
least 6 warbler species at Schoolhouse Pond in the middle of the day. But
finding nothing but Red-eyed Vireos here. I decided to take a look at the
water from the boat ramp. I noticed that the tide was nice and low for
wading birds. So I walked the Black Walnut Nature Trail to the small
observation platform. There is a large platform near the visitor center.
It is a really nice view, but I have to question its location. I guess it
is meant for tourists. Anyhow, I did about 2.5 hours of river watch.

Figured that if I want some good birds, I have to earn them. Anyhow, after
counting up to 17 Great Egrets along w some GBHEs and Green Herons. There
was nothing exciting. So I just kept watching, and I noticed that I was
adding species. And that I just felt something good would come. Then I
saw something with a nice long wing span and I noticed the down curved
bill. So I got the scope on it, and finally a nice bird...Glossy Ibis.
Checked the eye area and legs to see if it could be a White-faced Ibis.
Obviously I would have posted sooner if it were. And then I finally
noticed a small white heron sp. It turned out to be a Little Blue Heron.
I think I was more excited about this than the Ibis. I've had at least 3
instances in which I saw small white egret/heron sp flying away and was
unable to identify them this summer.

I noticed the GLIB flying in front of me, and it circled a couple times and
then flew S towards Selby's Landing, eventually disappearing around the
corner. Never felt that I saw it over Anne Arundel waters. Perhaps it was
coming from the Jug Bay /Billingsley Marsh area.

Now, I turn my attention to the Snowy Egret. Until the last 2 years, I was
having tremendous luck finding them annually in PG County. Now I have had
quite a dry spell.

I think it is worth a kayak trip or a low tide watch at Jackson's Landing
this evening. I'm going to head up there after 5pm to see if anything else
turns up.
Checklist https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59233878

M. Rositol
Fort Washington MD




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Date: 8/25/19 7:09 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
Hi all, I'd like to chime in. These was a discussion about camera gear here
not long ago. If I may, here are a few things I wrote (and I know I may be
repeating what others have written here). I wrote this to James S.: James,
I think this in some ways boils down to this. What is your photographic
goal, and what do you consider to be an acceptable image? For me, your
photos are documentary, and that's fine and OK if that's your goal and the
photos are acceptable to you. So, I think it all depends on the
photographer." I could have gone on to say that for me, photos are not just
documentary, but I want to create photos that have also have artistic
merit. So first, a photographer needs to determine his/her goals. I also
wrote this to James S, Michael M. and others (there was a discussion about
cameras with small sensors, superzoom lenses, IS, and LCD screens—but
lacking viewfinders and eyecups): "Even *with* IS, and with a good camera
with a viewfinder and eyecup, it's very hard at maximum zoom to stabilize a
bird in the frame. I've found it's nearly impossible to stabilize a bird
with a setup such as you have. You really have no good way, relatively
speaking, to hold the camera steady. You need a camera, preferably a DSLR,
with a viewfinder. Furthermore, you need a camera with a larger sensor. And
you need at the very least either a 400mm prime with IS or a 100-400 zoom
with IS. IS may or may not be necessary with a fast shutter speed. I
usually shoot, by the way, in the 1000-2000/sec range. Good luck."
I liked, here, Matthew's recommendation of a Canon 7D II (great camera for
birds) and the Canon 100-400 lens. One can buy this setup used for short
money. BTW, B&H <https://www.bhphotovideo.com/> is a great place to buy
used gear. I also buy and sell used gear @ www.fredmiranda.com, an
outstanding site for pros and novices alike. Good luck!

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>
> Can anyone suggest a good camera for birding? I know a lot of birders
> have been using the Cannon SX 60, but I’m sure there has been a lot of
> advancements. I need to replace my Cannon SLR. Thanks for any advice in
> advance.
>
> Lin,
> Colora,Md
>

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Date: 8/25/19 6:10 am
From: Jim Moore <epiphenomenon9...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Birding camera
And another option is what is known as the micro four-thirds camera
system developed by Olympus and Panasonic.  It's a great choice for
anyone who wants to get the best image quality they can without the
weight and bulk of a DSLR set up.  These are mirrorless interchangeable
lens cameras with larger sensors than any superzoom.  They meet or
exceed DSLR capabilities in many respects. Not particularly cheap, but
you can't have everything.  Some of my photos with these cameras in the
link below.  Great for birds as well as butterflies and odonates.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35716495@N08/albums

Good birding!
Jim Moore
Rockville

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> Can anyone suggest a good camera for birding?  I know a lot of birders
> have been using the Cannon SX 60, but I’m sure there has been a lot of
> advancements. I need to replace my Cannon SLR. Thanks for any advice
> in advance.
>
> Lin,
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Date: 8/25/19 12:44 am
From: David Kent <dhkent55...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Birding camera
I am very happy with my SX60. It was discounted when the newer SX70 came
out last winter. Check the reviews, of course. Some say the SX70 has not
been much of an improvement.

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> Can anyone suggest a good camera for birding? I know a lot of birders
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> advancements. I need to replace my Cannon SLR. Thanks for any advice in
> advance.
>
> Lin,
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Date: 8/24/19 8:49 pm
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Birding camera
On 8/24/19, Linda Just <ljustrn...> wrote:
> Can anyone suggest a good camera for birding? I know a lot of birders have
> been using the Cannon SX 60, but I’m sure there has been a lot of
> advancements. I need to replace my Cannon SLR. Thanks for any advice in
> advance.

It all depends on your price range and your photographic needs. I've
been happy with my Canon SX730 HS. My only need was a camera for
documentation of rarities I might stumble upon in the field. True it
didn't nail the juvie RT/Coopers/Goshawk image [yet], but that bird
was a loooooooooong way off in fading light. At a cost less than $300
I won't have to think twice about taking it out in almost any weather.
Also, weight matters when taking a camera in the field. The SX730 HS
weighs 11 oz...

Jim S

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Date: 8/24/19 6:00 pm
From: Matthew Felperin <mattyfelp...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
I was just able to replace my stolen equipment, and I like this setup even better than my old gear. The trick is to buy lightly used equipment and testing it out before you buy, buying direct from a seasoned photographer. I was able to pair a lightly used canon 7d mkii (best value crop sensor camera, ridiculous 10 frames per second!) and a canon 100-400mm mkii lens (newer version) for only $1700. That is all. You. Need. I just got back from a trip to New Hampshire and got some incredible loon photos. Take a look:



Matthew J. Felperin



> On Aug 24, 2019, at 8:52 PM, Scott Young <wsyacy...> wrote:
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> Earlier on the forum, someone suggested the mirrorless Sony Cybershot RX10 iv. I bought it, with its attached Zeiss 27m-600mm lens, for travel. Amazingly, I found it as good, if not better, than my Canon 80D with a Canon second generation 100-400mm lens for less than half the price. It grabs flying birds remarkably well and the slow motion capture is a lot of fun! Of course, it is pricier than your current camera.
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Date: 8/24/19 5:59 pm
From: Scott Young <wsyacy...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera


> Earlier on the forum, someone suggested the mirrorless Sony Cybershot RX10
> iv. I bought it, with its attached Zeiss 27m-600mm lens, for travel.
> Amazingly, I found it as good, if not better, than my Canon 80D with a
> Canon second generation 100-400mm lens for less than half the price. It
> grabs flying birds remarkably well and the slow motion capture is a lot of
> fun! Of course, it is pricier than your current camera.
>

Gaithersburg

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Date: 8/24/19 5:52 pm
From: Scott Young <wsyacy...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Birding camera
Earlier on the forum, someone suggested the mirrorless Sony Cybershot RX10
iv. I bought it, with its attached Zeiss 27m-600mm lens, for travel.
Amazingly, I found it as good, if not better, than my Canon 80D with a
Canon second generation 100-400mm lens for less than half the price. It
grabs flying birds remarkably well and the slow motion capture is a lot of
fun! Of course, it is pricier than your current camera.

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Date: 8/24/19 5:37 pm
From: 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Pine Siskin???
We had one July 5, 2010 in St. Mary's County! You never know...

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S6610809


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On Saturday, August 24, 2019, 6:56:25 PM EDT, Pat <pvaldata1...> wrote:

I could swear we had a Pine Siskin at the thistle feeder today. Same size as a Goldfinch, thin bill, forked tail, dark brown stripes. Seems like an odd time and place for one, though.
Pat ValdataCrisfield, MD
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Date: 8/24/19 4:34 pm
From: Les R Becker <lesrbecker2...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Birding camera
Absolutely agree.

Les

Rockville.
On Aug 24, 2019, 18:31 -0400, 'Tony Futcher' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>, wrote:
> I would recommend my Nikon D500 to anyone wanting to photograph birds. The Nikon 200-500 lens makes an awesome combination.
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> Cheers,
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>
> Lin,
> Colora,Md
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Date: 8/24/19 3:56 pm
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Pine Siskin???
I could swear we had a Pine Siskin at the thistle feeder today. Same size as a Goldfinch, thin bill, forked tail, dark brown stripes. Seems like an odd time and place for one, though.Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 8/24/19 3:31 pm
From: 'Tony Futcher' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Birding camera
I would recommend my Nikon D500 to anyone wanting to photograph birds. The Nikon 200-500 lens makes an awesome combination.
Cheers,

Tony Futcher

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Can anyone suggest a good camera for birding?  I know a lot of birders have been using the Cannon SX 60, but I’m sure there has been a lot of advancements. I need to replace my Cannon SLR. Thanks for any advice in advance.
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Date: 8/24/19 2:55 pm
From: Linda Just <ljustrn...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Birding camera
Can anyone suggest a good camera for birding? I know a lot of birders have
been using the Cannon SX 60, but I’m sure there has been a lot of
advancements. I need to replace my Cannon SLR. Thanks for any advice in
advance.

Lin,
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Date: 8/24/19 11:52 am
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] N Goshawk
Interesting batch of comments. The white patches on the back
[scapulars?] were variant from the field guide pics [especially
Sibley] of Goshawks that I was surveying. I was focusing more on the
long dark tail with white at the tip. Facial features were never
clear. Breast does hint at a slight bandiness in pics, but thru bins
tho from a distance appeared clear. When I moved closer for better
pics I neglected to bring my bins along.

He/she has been vocalizing all morning, so i'll try for better pics
and will remember [?] to bring my bins along this time...

Jim S

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Date: 8/24/19 11:26 am
From: JimC <wetstuff...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: [FR] N Goshawk

Handsome bird. Good catch, Jim. I now crawl through my front pasture with
my eyes glued for the next 'visitor'. Jim






On Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 12:54:24 AM UTC-4, James Speicher wrote:
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> That's my best guess, tho it needs confirmation - see attached.
>
> Observed late on 8/23.
>
> The first photo was shot from ~1/4 mile distance.
>
> The rest were shot from ~100 to 150 yards in fading light.
>
> The third image is a crop of image #2.
>
> At the moment I'm unable to reveal the location, but may be able to in
> time. I've been hearing this bird it seems for many months thinking
> it was a juvie Bald, but hadn't gotten any view of it until today [now
> yesterday].
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County
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Date: 8/24/19 9:54 am
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
I heard an annoyed little call and looked up to see a gnatcatcher working the cedar in our backyard. This is a first for us! Usually these little guys prefer more heavily forested areas than our suburban neighborhood. Fall migration must be underway.Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 8/24/19 9:21 am
From: world oceans <world.oceans7...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] [FR] N Goshawk
Given the things that have been pointed out -- tail and wing length, shape
of the bird, coloration of the underparts, and the extensive white
scapulars/upper back, I tend to agree with Noah that this is probably a
young Redtail. The one photo which shows the underparts could be slightly
misleading if the 'belly band effect' is actually a trick of the light &
shadows, but I do think there are a couple of darkish spots there -- and
none of the markings that are often seen on the underside of other hawks.

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> The primaries extend down fairly near the end of the tail. Thus, I am
> thinking it's not an accipiter.
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> I am thinking that juvenile Broad-winged Hawk needs to be considered.
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Date: 8/24/19 9:04 am
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090...>
Subject: [MDBirding] [FR] N Goshawk
The primaries extend down fairly near the end of the tail. Thus, I am thinking it's not an accipiter.

I am thinking that juvenile Broad-winged Hawk needs to be considered.

Taylor McLean
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Date: 8/24/19 8:32 am
From: Chas Argent <chas.argent...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] [FR] N Goshawk
Looks like a Buteo to me; too chunky for an Accipiter IMO. So probably a
Red-tail.

~Chas

On Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 9:57:33 AM UTC-4, Ed Boyd wrote:
>
> I'd say juvenile Cooper's Hawk. I don't see a strongly marked supercilium
> extending beyond the eye and the under-tail coverts appear to be unmarked.
> In Goshawk they usually have dark centers to the coverts.
>
> Ed Boyd
> Westminster, MD
>
> On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 12:54 AM JAMES SPEICHER <jugor......>
> <javascript:>> wrote:
>
>> That's my best guess, tho it needs confirmation - see attached.
>>
>> Observed late on 8/23.
>>
>> The first photo was shot from ~1/4 mile distance.
>>
>> The rest were shot from ~100 to 150 yards in fading light.
>>
>> The third image is a crop of image #2.
>>
>> At the moment I'm unable to reveal the location, but may be able to in
>> time. I've been hearing this bird it seems for many months thinking
>> it was a juvie Bald, but hadn't gotten any view of it until today [now
>> yesterday].
>>
>> Jim Speicher
>> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
>> [FR] Frederick County
>> WA Co. MOS member
>> C&O count coordinator
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Date: 8/24/19 7:12 am
From: Noah Comet <noahcomet...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] [FR] N Goshawk
Believe it or not, this is not an accipiter at all but is a juvenile
Red-Tailed Hawk.

Young buteos like this---especially RTHs---can be tricky because their
tails often project a little longer than they do in adults, giving an
accipiter-like impression. But note the birds's beefy, rather than
slender, build, and that the tail isn't quite as long as it would be on a
Cooper's, say; also that the tail lacks the very strongly-contrasting
barring that an accipiter would have. Most crucially, note the dark band
along the bird's breast (the "belly band") and the white mottling on the
scapulars, both a signature for RTH.

Finally, behavior: perching like this on fence-posts near fields is classic
RTH behavior. Not to say that accipiters wouldn't do this, but we see them
more commonly in trees or on suburban utility poles, waiting to swoop down
on smaller birds.

Goshawk would be more likely (but still extraordinarily uncommon here) in
the colder months.

Best,
Noah

On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 9:57 AM Edward Boyd <edboyd59...> wrote:

> I'd say juvenile Cooper's Hawk. I don't see a strongly marked supercilium
> extending beyond the eye and the under-tail coverts appear to be unmarked.
> In Goshawk they usually have dark centers to the coverts.
>
> Ed Boyd
> Westminster, MD
>
> On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 12:54 AM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
> wrote:
>
>> That's my best guess, tho it needs confirmation - see attached.
>>
>> Observed late on 8/23.
>>
>> The first photo was shot from ~1/4 mile distance.
>>
>> The rest were shot from ~100 to 150 yards in fading light.
>>
>> The third image is a crop of image #2.
>>
>> At the moment I'm unable to reveal the location, but may be able to in
>> time. I've been hearing this bird it seems for many months thinking
>> it was a juvie Bald, but hadn't gotten any view of it until today [now
>> yesterday].
>>
>> Jim Speicher
>> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
>> [FR] Frederick County
>> WA Co. MOS member
>> C&O count coordinator
>>
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Date: 8/24/19 6:57 am
From: Edward Boyd <edboyd59...>
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] [FR] N Goshawk
I'd say juvenile Cooper's Hawk. I don't see a strongly marked supercilium
extending beyond the eye and the under-tail coverts appear to be unmarked.
In Goshawk they usually have dark centers to the coverts.

Ed Boyd
Westminster, MD

On Sat, Aug 24, 2019 at 12:54 AM JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
wrote:

> That's my best guess, tho it needs confirmation - see attached.
>
> Observed late on 8/23.
>
> The first photo was shot from ~1/4 mile distance.
>
> The rest were shot from ~100 to 150 yards in fading light.
>
> The third image is a crop of image #2.
>
> At the moment I'm unable to reveal the location, but may be able to in
> time. I've been hearing this bird it seems for many months thinking
> it was a juvie Bald, but hadn't gotten any view of it until today [now
> yesterday].
>
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County
> WA Co. MOS member
> C&O count coordinator
>
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Date: 8/24/19 6:18 am
From: john pangborn <pangborn.john19...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Redgate Park -- Aug 24, 2019
Redgate Park
Aug 24, 2019
7:12 AM
Traveling
2.44 miles
84 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:

2 Canada Goose
73 Mourning Dove
2 Green Heron
2 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
5 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
100 European Starling
2 Eastern Bluebird (Eastern)
9 Chipping Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 9

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Date: 8/24/19 5:40 am
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton...>
Subject: [MDBirding] Mourning at cromwell
Great views of adult male 100 feet into the woods from willow grove
side. On left... up hill on edge where sunlight hits. Other stuff.


Tim houghton

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