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27 Aug Musing about golden eagles [world oceans ]
27 Aug Mourning warblers today - PG [jugbayjs ]
27 Aug Re: Red-breasted Nuthatch (NW DC) ["Jlstasz via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Aug Re: Red-breasted Nuthatch (NW DC) ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Aug Greenland Neck-banded Canada Geese [Larry Hindman ]
27 Aug Red-breasted Nuthatch (NW DC) [Martin Sneary ]
27 Aug early Golden Eagles, roadkills [Harry Armistead ]
27 Aug Re: Golden Eagle (Cleveland Park, NW DC) [world oceans ]
27 Aug Re: Golden Eagle (Cleveland Park, NW DC) [Martin Sneary ]
27 Aug Re: Golden Eagle (Cleveland Park, NW DC) ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Aug Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 8/27/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
27 Aug Golden Eagle (Cleveland Park, NW DC) [Martin Sneary ]
27 Aug 19th Dorchester County fall bird count, Sat., Sept. 20. [Harry Armistead ]
27 Aug Turkeys at Loch Raven Reservoir - Baltimore County ["'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Aug Fwd: DC Area, 8/26/2014 []
26 Aug Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fort Totten Park, DC ["'Jason DC' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
26 Aug Saturday Field Trip (August 30) [Patricia Valdata ]
26 Aug Ferry Neck, Blackwater, Hooper's Island, August 22-25, 2014. RAPTORS. [Harry Armistead ]
26 Aug Hart-Miller Island, 08/25/14 [Kevin Graff ]
26 Aug Cambridge area Triathlon, September 20 [Harry Armistead ]
26 Aug Black Terns/Perryville Community Park [Kye jenkins ]
26 Aug RE: Re: [eBird Alert] Baltimore Rare Bird Alert [Tim Houghton ]
26 Aug Olive-sided Flycatchers-Woodlawn Wildlife Area (Cecil Co.) [Mark Johnson ]
26 Aug Milford Mill, RC Kinglet, 8/26 [Tim Houghton ]
26 Aug Fw: eBird Report - Lake Needwood, Aug 25, 2014 ["'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
26 Aug Re: Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 8/26/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
26 Aug Re: [eBird Alert] Baltimore Rare Bird Alert [Keith Eric Costley ]
26 Aug UPLAND SANDPIPER in Q.A. COUNTY 8-25-14 [danny poet ]
26 Aug Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 8/26/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
26 Aug RHWO in Woodbine [Warblerick ]
25 Aug Nighthawks and swallows over Chestertown [Mike Hudson ]
25 Aug Re: Ho Co (Bobolinks) ["Tom Stock" ]
25 Aug Assateague I. NS--OSV Zone, Aug 25, 2014 [Joe Hanfman ]
25 Aug Re: Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fort Totten Park, DC [Daniel Rauch ]
25 Aug Woodlawn WMA Olive Sided Flycatcher-No [Mark Johnson ]
25 Aug Ho Co (Bobolinks) ["Bonnie Ott" ]
25 Aug Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fort Totten Park, DC [Beth Kantrowitz ]
25 Aug Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher [Kathy Calvert ]
25 Aug Wheaton Regional Park today 8/25 ["Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" ]
25 Aug Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/25/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
25 Aug RE: Olive-sided Flycatcher [Mark Johnson ]
25 Aug Olive-sided Flycatcher [Kathy Calvert ]
25 Aug Golden-winged Warbler at Holt Park, Balto Co. [Tim Carney ]
24 Aug Re: QA & Dorchester Counties [Hugh Vandervoort ]
24 Aug Female house sparrow stuck in sticky goo [Dona Patrick ]
24 Aug Fwd: Worcester, Wicomico (a little), and Somerset Counties [Jared Fisher ]
24 Aug Re: Rock Creek Park, Sunday 8/24/14 [Martin Sneary ]
24 Aug QA & Dorchester Counties [Jim Moore ]
24 Aug Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fort Totten Park, DC ["'Jason DC' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
24 Aug Fw: eBird Report - Aspen Hill, Aug 24, 2014 ["'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
24 Aug Out of Area - Bombay Hook Peregrine Activity Saturday ["'aixxss AT yahoo.com' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
24 Aug Off-topic: Flickr misbehaving? [Kurt Schwarz ]
24 Aug Re: OS Flycatcher - Baltimore ["birdingcouple via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
24 Aug Bonaparte's Gull-Bush River Park (Harford Co.) [Matthew Addicks ]
24 Aug Fort Dupont - DC ["'Jason DC' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
24 Aug Rock Creek Park, Sunday 8/24/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
24 Aug OS Flycatcher - Baltimore []
24 Aug Re: Carroll Co. Birds 8/23/14 [Bob Ringler ]
23 Aug Bonaparte's Gull-Bush River Park (Harford Co.) [Mark Johnson ]
23 Aug Re: Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/23/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
23 Aug Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/23/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
23 Aug Mississippi Kite, Ferry Neck, Friday [Harry Armistead ]
23 Aug Carroll Co. Birds 8/23/14 [Bob Ringler ]
23 Aug Some sad owl news: The D.C. snowy owl has died ["Jim Wilson" ]
22 Aug Death of the DC Snowy Owl [William Young ]
22 Aug Cromwell, Philly & warblers, 8/22/14 [Tim Houghton ]
22 Aug Male Hooded Warbler new yard bird Silver Spring [Robert Garriock ]
22 Aug Re: Tundra Swan Anne Arundel ["'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
22 Aug Re: Spaces on the pelagic trip tonight ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
22 Aug Flag Ponds powerline cut. CORA maybe? ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
22 Aug Oxbow Lake - Common Raven [Marcy Stutzman ]
22 Aug Spaces on the pelagic trip tonight [mike burchett ]
22 Aug Re: Rock Creek Park, Friday 8/22/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
22 Aug Olive-sided FC at Wheaton Regional Park today ["Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" ]
22 Aug Tundra Swan Anne Arundel ["'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
21 Aug Re: Black Tern-Bush River Park, Harford Co. [Dave Littlepage ]

Subject: Musing about golden eagles
From: world oceans <world.oceans7 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:55:01 -0400
Interest point about the eagle, Jeff ....after I read Martin's first
posting I wondered whether there are summer records of nonbreeding Goldens
anywhere in the Appalachian/Allegheny chain (not so distant from DC)..
....have not checked ebird yet to follow up on that question.

James Gibson
On Aug 27, 2014 5:47 PM, "jugbayjs"  wrote:

> At Governor Bridge Natural Area this morning I found 2 Mourning Warblers.
> Based on plumage I think one was a hatch year male and the other a hatch
> year female. Hard to say if they migrated together, but its likely - they
> were the only migrants I found there. I only had about 40 minutes to go
> birding before work, but I couldn't take a third day in a row of this
> weather without any birding - I had to go for at least a little bit - glad
> I did!
>
> They were both observed in same field (on left, as you walk toward canoe
> launch), but seen alone about 20-25 minutes apart, and about 100 feet
> apart. Both were active and I heard them before I saw them (I was thrilled
> to hear their very distinct chip note!). However, both were seen only
> briefly and then disappeared.
>
> Both seemed oblivious to the multitude of other bird activity around them
> (it seemed all species which breed at the specific area I was in were very
> busy at the moment). The male was tougher to get a clear view of, but I
> managed to get some usable photos of each (eBird report at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19586285).
>
> Regarding other posts I just read here, I'm not surprised by a late August
> RB Nuthatch. In 2007 I had one at OBX in NC (Bodie Island Lighthouse) on
> Aug 15, along with a nice slew of early migrant warblers. However, the
> golden eagle reported is a tough one. Would be ridiculously early for a
> migrant. Perhaps more plausible as a non-breeding sub-adult that did not
> migrate, and over-summered somewhere in the Piedmont, or less likely, the
> coastal plain.
>
> Regards-
> Jeff Shenot
> Croom MD
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Subject: Mourning warblers today - PG
From: jugbayjs <JugBayJS AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:47:41 -0700 (PDT)
At Governor Bridge Natural Area this morning I found 2 Mourning Warblers. Based 
on plumage I think one was a hatch year male and the other a hatch year female. 
Hard to say if they migrated together, but its likely - they were the only 
migrants I found there. I only had about 40 minutes to go birding before work, 
but I couldn't take a third day in a row of this weather without any birding - 
I had to go for at least a little bit - glad I did! 


They were both observed in same field (on left, as you walk toward canoe 
launch), but seen alone about 20-25 minutes apart, and about 100 feet apart. 
Both were active and I heard them before I saw them (I was thrilled to hear 
their very distinct chip note!). However, both were seen only briefly and then 
disappeared. 


Both seemed oblivious to the multitude of other bird activity around them (it 
seemed all species which breed at the specific area I was in were very busy at 
the moment). The male was tougher to get a clear view of, but I managed to get 
some usable photos of each (eBird report at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19586285). 


Regarding other posts I just read here, I'm not surprised by a late August RB 
Nuthatch. In 2007 I had one at OBX in NC (Bodie Island Lighthouse) on Aug 15, 
along with a nice slew of early migrant warblers. However, the golden eagle 
reported is a tough one. Would be ridiculously early for a migrant. Perhaps 
more plausible as a non-breeding sub-adult that did not migrate, and 
over-summered somewhere in the Piedmont, or less likely, the coastal plain. 


Regards-
Jeff Shenot
Croom MD

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Subject: Re: Red-breasted Nuthatch (NW DC)
From: "Jlstasz via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:32:16 -0400 (EDT)
Hi Folks!
 
The Early Arrival Date in the Yellow Book is August 10. That was as on  
April 1996, so there might be an earlier date now. 
 
Jim
 
Jim Stasz
North Beach MD
_jlstasz AT aol.com_ (mailto:jlstasz AT aol.com) 
 
 
In a message dated 8/27/2014 3:26:47 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
mdbirding AT googlegroups.com writes:

 
Crazy! Reminds me of the time we had a Pine Siskin at our feeders  in St. 
Mary's in July. Never know what's going to show up when  :)


Tyler  Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland



 
  
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 From:  Martin Sneary 
To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com  
Sent: Wednesday, August 27,  2014 2:28 PM
Subject:  [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatch (NW DC)


Red-breasted Nuthatch - Yikes!! Another  unexpected record for the day (I'm 
clearly spending too much time gazing out  of the window!!!).

Managed some photos this time, best is here:
http://mvsneary.zenfolio.com/p462182621/h36ed3bc5#h36ed3bc5

The  birds are out there!!!

Martin






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Subject: Re: Red-breasted Nuthatch (NW DC)
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:26:45 -0700
Crazy! Reminds me of the time we had a Pine Siskin at our feeders in St. Mary's 
in July. Never know what's going to show up when :) 



Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland


________________________________
 From: Martin Sneary 
To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 2:28 PM
Subject: [MDBirding] Red-breasted Nuthatch (NW DC)
 

Red-breasted Nuthatch - Yikes!! Another unexpected record for the day (I'm 
clearly spending too much time gazing out of the window!!!). 


Managed some photos this time, best is here:
http://mvsneary.zenfolio.com/p462182621/h36ed3bc5#h36ed3bc5

The birds are out there!!!

Martin

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Subject: Greenland Neck-banded Canada Geese
From: Larry Hindman <yellowdogretrievers AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:43:35 -0700 (PDT)
In 2004, about 186 yellow neck collars/tarsus bands were placed on Canada geese 
breeding in Greenland. Below are the collar combinations that were put out. If 
you encounter any of these birds you may report them to the USGS Bird Banding 
Laboratory or go to: 
http://greenland2013.wikispaces.com/Recoveries+and+resightingsonline 


Series GPn, GSn, GTn, GUn, GVn, GXn, GnA, GnB, GnC, GnD, GnF, GnH, GnJ, GnL, 
GnN (i.e. where n can be a digit between 1 and zero) 

Series G2n, G3n, G4n, G5n, G6n, G7n, G8n, G9n (i.e. where n can be a digit 
between 1 and zero) 


And the following 2 symbol tarsus bands only (fitted to goslings too small to 
bear a neck collar): 


Series Gx, Gn and Hx (where n can be a digit between 1 and zero and x can be a 
letter between A and Z) 


Thank you in advance for your cooperation in reporting sightings of these 
marked geese. 


Good birding,

Larry

Larry Hindman, CWB
Waterfowl Project Leader
Maryland DNR
828B Airpax Road, Suite 500
Cambridge, MD 21613
Larry.Hindman AT maryland.gov
Office Tel. 410-221-8838 x 105
Cell 410-703-3204

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Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch (NW DC)
From: Martin Sneary <mvsneary AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:28:00 -0700 (PDT)
Red-breasted Nuthatch - Yikes!! Another unexpected record for the day (I'm 
clearly spending too much time gazing out of the window!!!). 


Managed some photos this time, best is here:
http://mvsneary.zenfolio.com/p462182621/h36ed3bc5#h36ed3bc5

The birds are out there!!!

Martin


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Subject: early Golden Eagles, roadkills
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:55:10 +0000
About 6 years ago Bob Anderson and I and several others had a "crippling" view 
of a flyby juvenile Golden Eagle all the way down (and on the coast, no less) 
at Kiptopeke, Virginia, on a September 3! We couldn't believe our eyes ... 
initially. I think it was Frances Hamerstrom who said "Birds have wings, and 
sometimes they use them." However, I can't tell you how many times I have seen 
Goldens written in on the clipboard at Blackwater, and how many times those 
have not passed my sniff test. A story I heard about Frances - I think Dave 
Brinker told me - was that once on the way to a conference Frances found a 
roadkill of interest. Knowing that some of her students some distance behind 
her would surely stop to examine it, she left a note UNDER the roadkill 
inviting them to lunch. They did stop and got the invitation. She WAS known for 
her sense of humor. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia. 

 		 	   		  

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Subject: Re: Golden Eagle (Cleveland Park, NW DC)
From: world oceans <world.oceans7 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:26:48 -0400
A quick check of latest sightings of Goldens reported to ebird shows
one yesterday at Waggoners Gap (PA) and none since late spring at
Derby Hill or anywhere else in NY, CT, NJ, DE, DC, MD, VA, WV or NC. I
offer no conclusions and no comment on the ID.

James Gibson
Silver Spring

On 8/27/14, Martin Sneary  wrote:
> Extreme caution applied!
>
> Here's my brief notes...
>
> Great views with bins and scope as bird drifted eastwards, doing a few
> spirals as it crossed my field of view, giving top- and bottom-side views.
> Adult/sub-adult. Distinctive soaring profile - long wings and tail, small
> head. Trailing edge of wing pinching in at the body. Overall, brown in
> colouration, with buffy under-tail coverts, light upper-wing coverts and
> buffy nape. Yellow cere.
>
> Cheers
>
> M
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Subject: Re: Golden Eagle (Cleveland Park, NW DC)
From: Martin Sneary <mvsneary AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:14:49 -0700 (PDT)
Extreme caution applied!

Here's my brief notes...

Great views with bins and scope as bird drifted eastwards, doing a few spirals 
as it crossed my field of view, giving top- and bottom-side views. 
Adult/sub-adult. Distinctive soaring profile - long wings and tail, small head. 
Trailing edge of wing pinching in at the body. Overall, brown in colouration, 
with buffy under-tail coverts, light upper-wing coverts and buffy nape. Yellow 
cere. 


Cheers

M

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Subject: Re: Golden Eagle (Cleveland Park, NW DC)
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:52:01 -0700
This is the second report of a Golden Eagle in MD/DC since yesterday. eBird 
data for Maryland suggest that GOEA don't appear in MD until the middle of 
September at the earliest with the peak being much later, into November. 
Extreme caution should be used when identifying eagles at this time of year as 
juvenile Bald Eagles are very dark and can easily be mistaken for a GOEA. 



Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland


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 From: Martin Sneary 
To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com 
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 11:38 AM
Subject: [MDBirding] Golden Eagle (Cleveland Park, NW DC)
 

Idle glance out of the window, and a Golden Eagle drifted east (11.30am)!!

Good birding

Martin

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 8/27/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:43:28 -0400
This morning (8/27) at Rock Creek Park.....

-----Maintenance Yard
Worm-eating Warbler  
Black-and-white Warbler     4
American Redstart     4
Cape May Warbler     (Holger)
Magnolia Warbler  
Chestnut-sided Warbler     2   (Holger)
Mourning Dove     4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     6+
Red-bellied Woodpecker     4
Downy Woodpecker     3
Northern Flicker     8+
Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
Red-eyed Vireo      2
Carolina Chickadee     4
House Wren     2
Carolina Wren  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     8
Gray Catbird     2
Northern Cardinal     3
Common Grackle     ~10
Baltimore Oriole 

-----Fence Line and Yard Parking Lot   (Martin)
American Redstart     3
Barn Swallow     2
Yellow-throated Vireo     2
Easter Wood-Pewee
 
Fellow Birders: Marjorie Rachlin, Bill Butler, Jim Lemert, Mardi Hastings, 
Martin Sneary, Holger Pflicke, Leon Kass, John Williamson, Hugh McGuinness, 
Marina True, Matt Cohen, Hanan Jacobi, Kathryn Kratzer 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: Golden Eagle (Cleveland Park, NW DC)
From: Martin Sneary <mvsneary AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:38:07 -0700 (PDT)
Idle glance out of the window, and a Golden Eagle drifted east (11.30am)!!

Good birding

Martin

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Subject: 19th Dorchester County fall bird count, Sat., Sept. 20.
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:53:12 +0000
I have some good participation promised already but need more. Still w/o 
coverage is Hooper's I. as well as all areas N of Route 50, incl. the Hurlock 
Wastewater Treatment Plant. Dorchester may have fewer resident birders than any 
other MD county. Please, let's hear from you. 215-248-4120 landline in PA. 
410-745-2764 landline in MD. I will be away a lot w/o e-mail the next few weeks 
so do not be put off if I do not respond right away. Thank you. - Harry 
Armistead, Philadelphia. 

 		 	   		  

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Subject: Turkeys at Loch Raven Reservoir - Baltimore County
From: "'John Canoles' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:22:31 -0400 (EDT)
A large flock of turkeys, 4 adults and 6-10 young, flew/ran across Dulaney 
Valley Road at Loch Raven Reservoir. They crossed the road just west of the 
boat ramp/rental access, heading toward the water. Nice to see. 








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

Phone (410) 832-2480
Fax (410) 832-2488

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Subject: Fwd: DC Area, 8/26/2014
From: lydiaschindler AT verizon.net
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:36:35 -0500 (CDT)




Subject: Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fort Totten Park, DC
From: "'Jason DC' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:15:19 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Beth,

The entrance is at Allison St. NE and Fort Totten Drive, NW.  Here's a link:


http://ebird.org/ebird/map/olsfly?bmo=&emo=&byr=&eyr=&env.minX=-77.121&env.minY=38.809&env.maxX=-76.91&env.maxY=38.995&gp=true 


Jason


On Monday, August 25, 2014 1:45:58 PM UTC-4, Beth Kantrowitz wrote:
> On Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:57:53 PM UTC-4, Jason DC wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > Just made a quick run over to Fort Totten Park in NE DC and found an 
Olive-sided Flycatcher on the same perch as previous years. It's hanging out in 
the southern part of the park right off the open area with the asphalted 
trail/access road. 

> > 
> > Good Birding!
> > 
> > Jason Berry
> > Washington, DC
> 
> Can you be more specific about the exact location? I am unfamiliar with this 
park. I'd like to try to check it out at lunchtime tomorrow if I can figure out 
how to get there by public transportation (I work at 20th and L NW). Thanks. 

> 
> -Beth

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Subject: Saturday Field Trip (August 30)
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:26:32 -0400
Fall warblers are moving through—I saw three species on Sunday (two of
which I could actually identify). Cecil County’s master of identifying
little green jobs will lead a field trip at Turkey Point this coming
Saturday (weather permitting):



Join peerless warbler finder Sean McCandless at Turkey Point, where the
fall warblers are plentiful. Be prepared for a round-trip hike to the
Point, a distance of about two miles. The pace will be leisurely. Most of
the walking is on a gravel road with good footing, but there are a few
hilly sections. Wear comfortable shoes/boots for walking. Bring drinks
and/or snacks. Sunscreen and bug spray are strongly recommended.

Meet at the Turkey Point Parking Lot at 7:00 a.m. for a half-day trip. From
the town of North East, go south on Rt. 272 about 11 miles. The road ends
at the parking lot.


   Pat Valdata
Elkton, MD

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Subject: Ferry Neck, Blackwater, Hooper's Island, August 22-25, 2014. RAPTORS.
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:58:06 +0000

















FERRY NECK,
BLACKWATER, HOOPER'S ISLAND, AUGUST 22-25, 2014.  RAPTORS.



That said, I have yet to see any post-breeding American Kestrels yet this
"fall."



AUGUST 22, FRIDAY.  Rigby's Folly, arrive, 1:50 P.M.  87-76 degrees
F., NW 5-10 becoming SE 10-5, mostly overcast, hot, very dry.  MISSISSIPPI
KITE, seen from the dock from c. 5:01-5:07, initially c. 1/4 mile away to the
north, high, getting higher, then a little closer, then disappearing to the
north.  I immediately thought it was "the" Cooper's Hawk seen
off-and-on this summer, then a few seconds later that it must be a
peregrine.  Long, pointed dark wings, a long, rather wide, dark tail. 
Beautiful soaring.  The entire time it did not flap once, but would, only
a few times, just dip its wings (the "hand").  Dark grayish
underparts without streaking.  Unable to see the upperparts (and therefore
the white secondaries.  Extremely buoyant
flight.  Just going to let this go as an adult although the pale, whitish
area around the throat would seem to indicate an adult male.  2nd property
record.  Previously I have seen MIKI in AZ, Kansas, TX, SC, NJ, previously
in MD in Talbot, Cecil, and Dorchester counties, and probably elsewhere, I
forget.  The one in NJ was during a memorable day spent in the North Blind
at Cape May on an October 18 with 2 grade-school friends and trapper Brian
Sullivan.  That day Sully trapped a Rough-legged Hawk and a juvie Golden
Eagle flew by close.  I initially ID'd the kite as a male Northern
Harrier, but Sully, being Sully, saw right away that it was a kite.  THAT
was a day to remember.  I got wind that MIKI nested near or in Winnipeg,
Manitoba this summer. (!!)



Other goodies: a nice mixed species foraging guild at, of all times, 5:45 P.M.
incl. 6 titmice, 4 chickadees, 2 gnatcatchers, 7 cardinals, a Carolina Wren, a
mockingbird, a catbird, a Pine Warbler, 4 bluebirds (1 a juvenile), and a Great
Crested Flycatcher.  Also this afternoon: 8 kingbirds, 5 Forster's Terns,
30 Cattle Egrets, 3 Royal & 5 Forster's terns, 2 Spotted Sandpipers,
starling 85, a Green Heron, 2 Snowy Egrets, 2 Chimney Swifts, 3 Bald Eagles,
and 3 martins.  Best count is of 17 Ospreys.  A Ring-billed Gull
adult in the cove snatches a minnow off the water's surface after sunset, just
as adept as any tern.  A male goldfinch on the other side of the cove in
extremely deep (even for this species) undulating flight.  One
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, calling frequently.



Non-avian taxa: 2 Gray Squirrels, 1 deer.  One Monarch.  A really
good look, as it rested on the ground, of a Red-banded Hairstreak, a butterfly
I don't see very often.  Sorghum (milo) in fields F4-7 is developing nice;
the corn in Fields 1-2 is 7-8 feet high with cobs developing.  But it is
SO dry.  No rain in the gauge since the last visit.  A
barely-discernible sprinkle c. 7 P.M.



AUGUST 23, SATURDAY.  Couple of migrants: Black-and-white Warbler 2,
Baltimore Oriole 2.  Four Bald Eagles, incl. a kettle of 3.  Black
Vulture 3.  Spotted Sandpiper 2.  Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 (at the
feeder).  Cattle Egret 26 in configurations of 6 & 18 leaving David
Brandon's fields.  Chases include Bald Eagle vs. Osprey, and another one
vice versa.  Now that eagles and Ospreys are doing SO well such chases are
seen now almost every day.  Five Forster's Terns.  One Red-tailed
Hawk.  



Non-avian taxa: 56 frogs at The Pond, Southern Leopards and Greens.  Our
other 2 small ponds have dried up.  Froggies seem to like it best when the
ponds have started drying up, are receding.  Gray Squirrel 4.  A 3'
Black Ratsnake on the driveway next to Field 2.  The Marsh Hibiscus on the
S side of Field 4 has 2 blossoms, is behind most others regionally.  A
good year for Black Walnut nuts, big ones.



OUR GREEN BOAT RAMP.  A while back I described this.  About the same
now except a dense growth of Spartina patens has worked its way through the
pile of stone dumped here a few years ago.  On either side is some Spartina
alterniflora.  A few feet away is a nice cluster of Sea Lavender. 
There is some Scirpus on the NW side and a few Iva frutescens and Baccharis
halimifolia bushes.  A few clumps of Panicum virgatum.  There are 2
Marsh hibiscus clusters, the ones with the small reddish-pink blossoms. 
Periwinkles throng in the intertidal zone on the stones.  Medium-sized
Persimmons grow on both sides.  Several times I have side-swiped them
while carefully backing the trailer into the water.  Brief visits to
Morano Brothers in Philadelphia and the bending of the car body is easily fixed
so the driver's door doesn't make that obnoxious squeak anymore.  Wild
asparagus is here, too, and, Poison Ivy and Phragmites.  Once daughter,
Mary, found a dead Northern Parula on the stones, an inexplicable July
occurrence.  



Fair becoming mostly then completely overcast, 78  dropping to 73 in
mid-afternoon, then 71 at 5:15 P.M. and 8 P.M., E 5-10, with 3/16" of
fine, light rain late in the day.  Need much more.  It took an hour
and 20 minutes to clear back from the driveway 2 feet a tangle of honeysuckle,
sizeable, fallen Eastern Red Cedar limbs, smilax, etc., with bow saw, loppers,
and hedge clippers so we don't have to swerve out-of-the-way to avoid this
anymore.  



AUGUST 24, SUNDAY.  68 degrees F. at the start, 5:30 A.M.  Most of
the day spent in Dorchester County, but at our place: 2 bats in the yard at 8
P.M.  At 8:26 P.M. I notice a Green Tree Frog upside down where a Magnolia
grandiflora sprig had been cut off at the base, the froggie up 5.5' from the
ground, 1' from a front porch post.  Why they call them tree frogs.



THE REST OF THE DAY IN DORCHESTER: clear becoming fair, 66-80 degrees F., NE
5-15 dropping to NE 5 at the end, but a pretty breezey day with low humidity
and excellent visibility.  Impoundment waters high (except those drained
earlier), tidal waters high all day (no low tide today, the low tide being like
an average high tide) thanks to several days of easterly winds.  At their
highest waters covered partially many of the roads in the greater Hooper's
Island area.  Highest tide c. 1:30 P.M., a good foot or more above normal,
starting to ebb c. 2 P.M.  A gem of a day with comfortable temperatures,
low humidity, and no noxious bugs.  



EGYPT ROAD: Blue Grosbeak 5 (still some singing), Indigo Bunting 1, Eastern
Bluebird 12 (several juveniles; a lot of bluebirds everywhere today, too),
Chipping Sparrow 12, a hen Wild Turkey with 17 poults (perhaps a creche with
another hen or 2 not seen?), and, 1/4 mi. away 2 other poults (big ones), 1
Eastern Cottontail.  6:15-6:45 A.M., 6:15-6:30 P.M. 



BLACKWATER N.W.R. basically a slow drive through 7-8 A.M., then again down Key
Wallace Drive c. 6:15 P.M.: Wood Duck 1, American White Pelican 1, Great Egret
11, Green Heron 1, Osprey 5, Bald Eagle 7, Semipalmated Plover 2, Spotted
Sandpiper 1, Greater Yellowlegs 1, Semipalmated Samdpiper 28, Least Sandpiper
16, unID'd peep 12, Stilt Sandpiper 1, Short-billed Dowitcher 1,Least Tern 1,
Forster's Tern 26, Red-headed Woodpecker 3 (2 adults, 1 immature), Pileated
Woodpcker 1, Bank Swallow 6, starling 185, and Eastern Meadowlark 1.



greater HOOPER'S ISLAND AREA including Great Marsh, Lower Keene Broad, all of
Meekins Neck Road, and Swan Harbor.  8 A.M. - 6 P.M.  75
species.  Missed species, most of these surprising misses: black duck,
Yellow-billed Cuckoo, kingfisher, any vireos, titmouse, House Wren, catbird,
waxwing, any warblers other than the 3 I DID see, Common Yellowthroat, any
sparrows other than Chipping, tanagers, and Bobolink.  I spent a LOT of
time in the woods and scrubby areas at many sites, but with poor landbird
numbers the result, even considering that I suck at detecting neotrops. 
In my defense the east winds of late are not conducive to good flights of
those.  Also, only have 1 good battery for the hearing aids so the right
one is the only one installed.



OSPREY 123.  Right off the bat there seem to be good numbers.  Time
to break out the clicker.  And yet their numbers have gone down somewhat
at Ferry Neck from earlier in the summer.  I make a concerted effort today
with a lot of scanning.  With more intense use of the scope I'm betting I
could see a dozen or so more, or even 20 mas o menos additionals, esp. if I
scan over to the east side of Honga River, where there are thousands of dead
Loblolly Pines, done in by salt water intrusion, and peer over to Barren
Island, too.  Back on May 10, Lynn Davidson and Hal Wierenga, working
intensively, counted 119 in this same area.  Today there are often 6-8 in
sight simultaneously, sometimes even more.  Many with fish.  What a
spectacle.  Most of the Ospreys seem to be working their way north (into
the NE wind), or else, not heading anywhere special.  I work my way south,
and try to count conservatively, strive to eliminate as much as possible any
duplicate counts.



BALD EAGLE 36.  Much the same commentary justified here as with the
Ospreys.  Both species widespread throughout the length of the area
covered today, except on Meekins Neck.  My best counts ever here for both
species in this area, that extends NW to SE for 15 miles from the north end of
Meekins Neck to south of Hoopersville on Middle Hooper's Island.



CLAPPER RAIL 17.  Possibility for many more under the right
conditions.  Today I hear them at 7 spots, but they are strangely silent
until noon.  Most heard from 5-6 P.M.  



OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: Wood Duck 15, Merlin 1, Cooper's Hawk 1 (same bird, I think,
seen 2x), Royal Tern 35, Eastern Screech-Owl 2, Red-headed Woodpecker 1 adult,
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8, Eastern Bluebird 32 (many juveniles), and
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1.



THE REST:  Canada Goose 40, Mallard 8, Double-crested Cormorant 75, Brown
Pelican 12, Great Blue Heron 7, Great Egret 24, Snowy Egret 8, Little Blue
Heron 5 (immatures foraging in a wet field without vegetation), Green Heron 1,
Black Vulture 2, Turkey Vulture 24, Red-tailed Hawk 1 adult, Virginia Rail 1,
Black-bellied Plover 2 (1 in spectacular breeding plumage), Semipalmated Plover
7, Killdeer 3, Spotted Sandpiper 3, Greater Yellowlegs 1, Sanderling 2,
Semipalmated Sandpiper 8, Western Sandpiper 1, Least Sandpiper 55, unID'd peep
20 (almost all the peep are foraging in grass or lawn areas where there is
water from the recent heavy [at least here] rains and very high tides; nice to
know they are so adaptable), Laughing Gull 225, Ring-billed Gull 3, Herring
Gull 95, Great Black-backed Gull 50, Common Tern 3, Forster's Tern 115, 



Rock Pigeon 8, Mourning Dove 3, Chimney Swift 1, Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2,
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1, Downy Woodpecker 3, Northern Flicker 3, Pileated
Woodpecker 2, Eastern Wood-Pewee 3, Great Crested Flycatcher 3, Eastern
Kingbird 14, Blue Jay 6, American Crow 13, Fish Crow 2,Purple Martin 3, Tree
Swallow 22, Bank Swallow 1, Barn Swallow 200, Carolina Chickadee 20,
Brown-headed Nuthatch 6, Carolina Wren 5, American Robin 6, Northern
Mockingbird 9, European Starling 135, American Redstart 2, Pine Warbler 3,
Chipping Sparrow 14, Northern Cardinal 12, Blue Grosbeak 3, Red-winged
Blackbird 95, Common Grackle 3, Brown-headed Cowbird 40, Baltimore Oriole 1,
American Goldfinch 3, House Sparrow 1.



NON-AVIAN TAXA: 1 Fox Squirrel (Swan Harbor), 7 Sika Deer (Meekins Neck),
Diamondback Terrapin 12, 4 Monarchs, 3 Common Wood Nymphs.  One little
patch of Sea Pinks in Spartina patens.  



AUGUST 25, MONDAY.  65 degrees F. at start, clear, E winds at 5+
m.p.h.  Leave Ferry Neck by 9:15.  One Painted Turtle at Frog Hollow,
their favorite basking log resting mostly on the mud now with the drought
building in.  A Gray Squirrel streaking across the road near Heron Point Road. 
In spite of the rampant development there, Middletown, Delaware, is sometimes
the source of interesting sightings.  Today an immature Double-crested
Cormorant stands in the middle of the very busy road near the Wawa, upright and
motionless as if it is resting on a piling.  I get out of the car to try
to catch it, with some experience at handling cormorants (their claws can cause
small lacerations).  It is gratifying to see 6 cars come to a halt. 
The bird runs across the road into the undergrowth before I can get it. 
We have seen cormorants this year in the several catchment pools in the
Middletown area.  This one was probably stuck by a car, but I didn't see
any blood or broken wings.  It is a weak flyer and no doubt doomed. 
Also at Middletown: 1 Monarch, 9 Fish Crows, and 375 Brown-headed
Cowbirds.  Something about Middletown draws big cowbird flocks sometimes,
usually just to the west of town.



Best to all. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.



 		 	   		  

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Subject: Hart-Miller Island, 08/25/14
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:00:59 -0400
08/25/14 – 715am-225pm
Hart-Miller Island, Baltimore Co., MD

WEATHER: PC, 64-80 degrees, calm- ENE 3K
OBSERVERS: Tim Carney, Kevin Graff, Ryan Johnson, Bob Ringler

Canada Goose- 25
Wood Duck – 6
American Black Duck – 3
Mallard – 63
Blue-winged Teal – 9
Northern Shoveler – 5
Pied-billed Grebe – 8
Double-crested Cormorant – 124
Great Blue Heron – 13
Great Egret – 1
Snowy Egret – 2
Little Blue Heron – 1
Green Heron – 1
Turkey Vulture – 1
Osprey – 11
Bald Eagle – 2
Cooper’s Hawk – 1
American Kestrel – 1
Peregrine Falcon – 2
American Coot – 7
Black-bellied Plover – 4
Semipalmated Plover – 17
Killdeer – 9
Spotted Sandpiper – 6
Greater Yellowlegs – 6
Lesser Yellowlegs – 29
Willet – 1 (western)
Whimbrel – 1
Sanderling – 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper – 30
Western Sandpiper – 1
Least Sandpiper – 26
Baird’s Sandpiper – 1
Pectoral Sandpiper – 1
Stilt Sandpiper – 33
Short-billed Dowitcher - 12
Bonaparte’s Gull – 1 (juvenile)
Laughing Gull – 41
Ring-billed Gull – 33
Herring Gull – 5
Lesser Black-backed Gull – 2
Great Black-backed Gull – 111
Caspian Tern – 918
Black Tern – 4
Royal Tern – 3
Mourning Dove – 26
Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 2
Great Horned Owl – 1
Chimney Swift – 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 4

Downy Woodpecker – 2

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher – 1

Great Crested Flycatcher – 4

Eastern Kingbird – 10

American Crow – 1

Purple Martin – 15

N Rough-winged Swallow – 2

Tree Swallow – 52

Bank Swallow – 61

Barn Swallow – 54

Swallow sp – 75

Carolina Chickadee – 3

Carolina Wren – 6

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1

Gray Catbird – 5

Northern Mockingbird – 3

European Starling – 592

Cedar Waxwing – 3

Black-and-white Warbler – 1

Common Yellowthroat – 4

American Redstart – 4

Blackburnian Warbler – 1

Yellow Warbler – 6

Chestnut-sided Warbler – 1

Prairie Warbler – 2

Song Sparrow – 2

Northern Cardinal – 6

Blue Grosbeak – 4

Indigo Bunting – 1

Bobolink – 51

Red-winged Blackbird – 173

Common Grackle – 1

Brown-headed Cowbird – 5

Orchard Oriole – 4

House Finch – 6

American Goldfinch – 11

SPECIES: 85      INDIVIDUALS: 2789



MAMMALS

Red Fox – 1



BUTTERFLIES

Black Swallowtail – 1

Spicebush Swallowtail – 1

Cabbage White – 6

Orange Sulphur – 27

Clouded Sulphur – 1

Eastern Tailed Blue – 3

Gray Hairstreak – 1

Pearl Crescent – 6

Common Buckeye – 2

Monarch – 23

Red-spotted Purple – 1

Silver-spotted Skipper – 3


     Kevin Graff
     Jarrettsville, MD
     KeyWeststyle2001 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Cambridge area Triathlon, September 20
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:12:54 +0000
An estimated 1,500 athletes will compete on Saturday, September 20. As I 
understand it: ... The swim and run will take place within the city limits of 
Cambridge. But ... the 112-mile bike race will leave Cambridge c. 8 A.M., 
continue clockwise down Maple Dam Rd., Shorter's Wharf Rd., Andrews Rd., go 
right onto Route 336, right again on Smithville Rd., right again on Route 16, 
back to Cambridge, and then do it all over again, shutting down at c. 5 P.M. 
Unaffected are Egypt Rd. (but watch out for the speed trap near the school; it 
says speed limit is 15; obey it, though perhaps it's not operating on 
weekends), Route 335, Key Wallace Drive, and Blackwater N.W.R. Wildlife Drive. 
Full details are available if one Googles: Ironman Maryland. Unfortunately the 
Dorchester County Fall Bird Count (I still need help) is the same day. Let's 
hope that they "share the road" ... with a car. I've been told there are no 
consequent road closures. The Cambridge infrastructure will certainly be 
challenged. Don't expect to just be able to run into Wawa then right out again 
with your lunch or breakfast. A day or 2 before and after might be busy, too. 
Heaven help us. - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia. 

 		 	   		  

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Subject: Black Terns/Perryville Community Park
From: Kye jenkins <kyebird54 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:45:39 -0700 (PDT)
Hey Folks


This morning I paddle out  from Furnace bay to the grass beds,
looking for Black Terns. I was not dissapointed I saw 4 Black Terns feeding 
along the edges of the grass beds/ No migrants to speak of in the park itself/ 



Happy birding/Kye Jenkins/Phoenix MD

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Subject: RE: Re: [eBird Alert] Baltimore Rare Bird Alert
From: Tim Houghton <thoughton AT loyola.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:12:32 +0000
This isn't re Keith's, but I found a YB Flycatcher at Susquehanna on Saturday, 
posting on the Harford site but neglecting to post on MDBirding. Check the 
following eBird checklist for description: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19551464 . 


Tim Houghton
(Glen Arm)
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From: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com [mdbirding AT googlegroups.com] on behalf of 
Keith Eric Costley [oriolekec1 AT gmail.com] 

Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:28 AM
To: MDBirds
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: [eBird Alert] Baltimore Rare Bird Alert 

I saw a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher near the tennis court at Hanlon Park in 
Baltimore City this morning. Hanlon Park is an eBird Hotspot along Liberty 
Heights Avenue. 


Keith Eric Costley
OrioleKEC1 AT comcast.net
OrioleKEC1 AT gmail.com
Randallstown, Baltimore County
> On Aug 26, 2014, at 10:14 AM, ebird-alert AT cornell.edu wrote:
>
> *** Species Summary:
>
> - Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1 report)
>
> ---------------------------------------------
> Thank you for subscribing to the  Baltimore Rare Bird Alert. The 
report below shows observations of rare birds in Baltimore. View this alert on 
the web at http://ebird.org/ebird/alert/summary?sid=SN35664 

> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
>
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1)
> - Reported Aug 26, 2014 06:59 by Keith Eric Costley
> - Hanlon Park, Baltimore, Maryland
> - Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.3215666,-76.6687238&ll=39.3215666,-76.6687238 

> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19577277
> - Comments: "Small olive-backed flycatcher with yellow wash from throat to 
under tail. 

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Subject: Olive-sided Flycatchers-Woodlawn Wildlife Area (Cecil Co.)
From: Mark Johnson <mj3151 AT outlook.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:58:13 -0400
I went back to Woodlawn this morning to look for the Olive-sided Flycatcher 
reported yesterday by Kathy Calvert and found two. At one point they were both 
sharing the same snag, but for the most part they moved around separately. They 
both moved back and forth between the typical high-up bare snags and the small 
dead saplings that are scattered around the grassland. It was interesting to 
see them flycatching from low perches, like the Phoebes and Pewees in the 
vicinity. Yesterday I saw a single Bobolink out in the grassland, today there 
was a decent size flock...20 or so visible, probably more down in the grass. 
Not a lot of warblers yet, but a few nice ones...Canada, Magnolia, 
Chestnut-sided, Prairie, lots of Common Yellowthroat. 

 
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Subject: Milford Mill, RC Kinglet, 8/26
From: Tim Houghton <thoughton AT loyola.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:40:01 +0000
The Ruby-Crowned Kinglet was on the upper side of the loop toward the back not 
far from the trail. Fairly average activity overall, maybe a pocket and a half 
of birds. My other favorites: Blue-Winged Warbler, Ovenbird, Yellow-Throated 
Vireo, and Wood Thrush. 


I got to Holt Park a little after 9, and it was quite quiet, including the 
power cut. 


Tim Houghton
(Glen Arm)

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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Lake Needwood, Aug 25, 2014
From: "'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:24:39 -0700
Birded a bit of Needwood Lake dam late yesterday afternoon. Warblers kind of 
slow, but saw 3 Common Nighthawks, a Spotted Sandpiper and heard a Barred Owl's 
booming call thru the woods. 


D.Ford/Bethesda, Md.



On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:14 AM, "ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu" 
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Lake Needwood, Montgomery, US-MD
Aug 25, 2014 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.07 mile(s)
Comments:  Birding late in day near Needwood dam. 3 Common Nighthawks flew 
overhead. 

28 species (+2 other taxa)

Mallard 8
Great Blue Heron 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1   Full winter plumage.
Mourning Dove 2
Barred Owl 1
Common Nighthawk 3
Chimney Swift 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 1
crow sp. 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird X
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1   First fall plumage.
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 2

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Subject: Re: Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 8/26/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:03:05 -0400
Add the following to today's list.

Canada Warbler
Baltimore Oriole

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC


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Subject: Re: [eBird Alert] Baltimore Rare Bird Alert
From: Keith Eric Costley <oriolekec1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:28:49 -0400
I saw a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher near the tennis court at Hanlon Park in 
Baltimore City this morning. Hanlon Park is an eBird Hotspot along Liberty 
Heights Avenue. 


Keith Eric Costley
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Randallstown, Baltimore County
> On Aug 26, 2014, at 10:14 AM, ebird-alert AT cornell.edu wrote:
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> - Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1 report)
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> NOTE: all sightings are UNCONFIRMED unless indicated
> 
> Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) (1)
> - Reported Aug 26, 2014 06:59 by Keith Eric Costley
> - Hanlon Park, Baltimore, Maryland
> - Map: 
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> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19577277
> - Comments: "Small olive-backed flycatcher with yellow wash from throat to 
under tail. 

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Subject: UPLAND SANDPIPER in Q.A. COUNTY 8-25-14
From: danny poet <birder231 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:28:24 -0400
 Hi all just a quick note yesterday afternoon 8 -25 -14 just before 4:00 pm I 
located two Upland Sandpipers at Central Sod Farm near Queenstown Md In Queen 
Annes County they were in the far back grass field near woodline across the 
road [ JOHN BROWN ROAD ] from the brick house note this is privite property so 
only view from the road . 



Happy Birding
Danny Poet
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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 8/26/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:01:56 -0400
This morning (8/26) at Rock Creek Park.....

Most warblers were first located by Martin.

-----Maintenance Yard
Ovenbird  
Worm-eating Warbler     2     
Black-and-white Warbler     3
Tennessee Warbler  
American Redstart     3
Magnolia Warbler     (Bill)
Blackburnian Warbler     2
Chestnut-sided Warbler     2
Chimney Swift     2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     7+
Downy Woodpecker     2
Northern Flicker     3
Pileated Woodpecker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Great Crested Flycatcher  
Red-eyed Vireo     3
American Crow     4
White-breasted Nuthatch  
Carolina Wren     2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     6
American Robin     20+
Gray Catbird  
European Starling     4
Scarlet Tanager     3
Northern Cardinal     5
American Goldfinch     4

----Fence Line and Yard Parking Lot   (Martin)
Oven Bird
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Red-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo

Fellow Birders: Bill Butler, Martin Sneary, Scott Young, Jim Lemert, Lisa 
Newcomb, Patrick Newcomb 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: RHWO in Woodbine
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:52:15 -0700 (PDT)
Quiet morning here except for a juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker which flew in 
just after a Red-bellied Woodpecker, stayed for a brief visit, then was chased 
off by a juvie American Robin. Lots of hummers at both the flowering 
honeysuckle and feeders. 


Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Subject: Nighthawks and swallows over Chestertown
From: Mike Hudson <birdman96 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:47:15 -0400
Hi All, 

Yesterday evening I had about half-a-dozen COMMON NIGHTHAWKS fly over the 
Washington College campus in Chestertown. They flew more or less due south 
across the Chester River into Queen Anne's County. They were among several 
birds which were up and moving in dusk hours. Other species noted included 
YELLOW WARBLER, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, and SCARLET TANAGER. 


Tonight that type of activity was not seen, but a small group of ten swallows 
was active over campus a short time ago; the group comprised of nine BANK 
SWALLOWS and one NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW were very vocal, which made 
watching them all the more interesting, as it made for comparison of these 
species calls very easy. 


Good birding! 

Mike H.
Chestertown, MD 

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Subject: Re: Ho Co (Bobolinks)
From: "Tom Stock" <altomomatic AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:59:15 -0400
Heard a bunch of Bobolinks flying over Soldiers Delight yesterday (8-24). 

Tom Stock
Silver Spring MD


From: Bonnie Ott 
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2014 2:15 PM
To: Md Birding 
Subject: [MDBirding] Ho Co (Bobolinks)


Hit the fields in western Howard County today and was delighted to have a flock 
of 25 Bobolinks......sparrows won’t be too far behind 

Had my first broad-wing over the house yesterday. 

https://flic.kr/p/oC2nPg (Beautiful Bobolink!) 

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Subject: Assateague I. NS--OSV Zone, Aug 25, 2014
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:00:50 -0400
Drove the Assateague OSV Zone today to the Virginia fence. The highlights
were banded Royal and Sandwich Terns near the VA line. 84 Royal Terns were
with 2 Sandwich Terns. Looking at my photos nearly all the photographed
Royal Terns were banded, some were banded on both legs. One of the Sandwich
Terns was banded on its right leg (I did not notice if the other SATE was
banded). Maybe these terns were part of the ones that Harry Armistead
recently reported as being banded.
Tallied 1250 Sanderlings on the way down. There were several areas where
the shoreline was not visible, so I am very confident that there are more.
There were an additional 500 Sanderlings nearby on the Virginia side of the
fence.
85 Willets with the majority being westerns.
55 Lesser Black-backed Gulls included only a few adults. All identifiable
ages were present. It would be interesting if somebody could find a nest in
the ABA area.


Below is a complete list.

Assateague I. NS--OSV Zone, Worcester, US-MD
Aug 25, 2014 8:08 AM - 10:48 AM
Protocol: Traveling
9.0 mile(s)
Comments:
22 species

Brown Pelican  5
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  1
American Oystercatcher  3
Black-bellied Plover  12
Semipalmated Plover  1
Willet  85     Close count.
Whimbrel  2
Ruddy Turnstone  28
Sanderling  1250     One way tally to the Va. Line
Laughing Gull  20
Ring-billed Gull  60
Herring Gull (American)  78
Lesser Black-backed Gull  55     Exact count.
Great Black-backed Gull  55
Caspian Tern  12
Common Tern  3
Forster's Tern  1
Royal Tern  96
Sandwich Tern  2     SaTe_MD_Worc_2014-0825_3089
Mourning Dove  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1

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Columbia, MD

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Subject: Re: Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fort Totten Park, DC
From: Daniel Rauch <danrauch11 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:49:51 -0400
I was there this morning. I only had a few minutes to walk the roadway path. No 
Olive-sided, but I did not check the whole park. 


Dan Rauch 
Washington. DC

> On Aug 25, 2014, at 1:45 PM, Beth Kantrowitz  wrote:
> 
>> On Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:57:53 PM UTC-4, Jason DC wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> 
>> Just made a quick run over to Fort Totten Park in NE DC and found an 
Olive-sided Flycatcher on the same perch as previous years. It's hanging out in 
the southern part of the park right off the open area with the asphalted 
trail/access road. 

>> 
>> Good Birding!
>> 
>> Jason Berry
>> Washington, DC
> 
> Can you be more specific about the exact location? I am unfamiliar with this 
park. I'd like to try to check it out at lunchtime tomorrow if I can figure out 
how to get there by public transportation (I work at 20th and L NW). Thanks. 

> 
> -Beth
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Subject: Woodlawn WMA Olive Sided Flycatcher-No
From: Mark Johnson <mj3151 AT outlook.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:51:22 -0400
I looked for the Olive Sided Flycatcher reported this morning at Woodlawn 
(Cecil Co.) from around 11:15 AM to 1 PM and came up empty. There were several 
Pewees, Bluebirds, Waxwings and others using the snags, but no Olive-sided. I 
did see my first Bobolink ever at this site back in the grassland and had some 
nice looks at a Least Flycatcher back around the wetland, so it was a 
worthwhile trip. 

 
Mark Johnson
Aberdeen, MD
 		 	   		  

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Subject: Ho Co (Bobolinks)
From: "Bonnie Ott" <Bonnieott AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:15:14 -0400
Hit the fields in western Howard County today and was delighted to have a flock 
of 25 Bobolinks......sparrows won’t be too far behind 

Had my first broad-wing over the house yesterday. 

https://flic.kr/p/oC2nPg (Beautiful Bobolink!) 

Bonnie Ott 

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Subject: Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fort Totten Park, DC
From: Beth Kantrowitz <kantrowitz AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:45:58 -0700 (PDT)
On Sunday, August 24, 2014 4:57:53 PM UTC-4, Jason DC wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> Just made a quick run over to Fort Totten Park in NE DC and found an 
Olive-sided Flycatcher on the same perch as previous years. It's hanging out in 
the southern part of the park right off the open area with the asphalted 
trail/access road. 

> 
> Good Birding!
> 
> Jason Berry
> Washington, DC

Can you be more specific about the exact location? I am unfamiliar with this 
park. I'd like to try to check it out at lunchtime tomorrow if I can figure out 
how to get there by public transportation (I work at 20th and L NW). Thanks. 


-Beth

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Subject: Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher
From: Kathy Calvert <kathycalvert1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:36:28 -0400
Yes, sorry.

Sent from my iPhone 

On Aug 25, 2014, at 11:15 AM, Mark Johnson  wrote:

> I take it this is Woodlawn WMA?
>  
> Mark Johnson
> Aberdeen
>  
> > Subject: [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher
> > From: kathycalvert1 AT gmail.com
> > Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:37:58 -0400
> > To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
> > 
> > At Woodmont WMA Cecil County. Snag near beginning of grasslands trail. 
Spotted by Mike Welch. 

> > 
> > Kathy Calvert
> > Adamstown
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Subject: Wheaton Regional Park today 8/25
From: "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:27:47 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all, 

Despite seemingly perfect conditions, it continues to be rather slow at WRP 
this autumn. I know Rock Creek is getting a nice selection but then again, it 
is the best migrant trap around and also gets a lot of coverage -- but numbers 
elsewhere including WRP are down quite a bit compared to the last three 
autumns. We shall have to see how it goes as the season progresses! 


Anyway, today Barry and I had 7 species of warbler (none in any abundance) plus 
a few other migrants, and Woody and Rae Dubois one other warbler plus a nice 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 


Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper 
Colseville, MD 

Birds of interest: 

Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Gardens, Montgomery, US-MD 
Aug 25, 2014 7:10 AM - 9:40 AM 
Protocol: Traveling 
1.5 mile(s) 
Comments: sunny, cool at start, despite apparent ideal conditions, not much in 
the way of migrants... 

43 species (+1 other taxa) 

Wood Duck 3 
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 
Black Vulture same two juveniles on white house 
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 being mobbed by blue jays 
Chimney Swift 2 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 
Acadian Flycatcher 1 
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 
Red-eyed Vireo 15 
Blue Jay 12 
House Wren 1 singing 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4 
Eastern Bluebird 2 juveniles 
American Robin 20 estimate 
Gray Catbird 20 estimate 
Northern Mockingbird 1 
Blue-winged Warbler 1 bright male 
Black-and-white Warbler 2 
Common Yellowthroat 2 
American Redstart 2 HY 
Magnolia Warbler 1 
Yellow Warbler 1 HY bird, very nondescript -- a bit of a puzzler until we got 
good looks... 

Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 HY 
(Ovenbird) -- Rae and Woody 
Eastern Towhee 2 
Chipping Sparrow 8 
(Rose-breasted Grosbeak) -- Rae and Woody 
Baltimore Oriole 3 
American Goldfinch 12 

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/25/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:49:28 -0400
This morning (8/25) at Rock Creek Park.....

During the last week the best time for seeing warblers has been early in the 
morning---before 7AM. 


-----Maintenance Yard
Worm-eating Warbler     2   (Leon) 
Black-and-white Warbler     4   
Tennessee Warbler     4   (Martin)
American Redstart     5
Blackburnian Warbler     (Will, Marina)
Yellow Warbler     (Hugh)
Chestnut-sided Warbler     5
Black-throated Blue Warbler   (Will, Marina, Sally, Mardi)
Prairie Warbler    (Sally, Hugh)  
Canada Warbler   (Hugh)  
Chimney Swift     5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     7+
Downy Woodpecker     3
Hairy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker     2
Pileated Woodpecker     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
Acadian Flycatcher  
Great Crested Flycatcher  
Eastern Kingbird  
Yellow-throated Vireo   (Martin)
Red-eyed Vireo     3
American Crow  
Carolina Chickadee     3
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch  
House Wren  
Carolina Wren     2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     10+
American Robin     4+
Gray Catbird  
Brown Thrasher  
Eastern Towhee  
Northern Cardinal     3
Baltimore Oriole     2

-----Dog Run
Blue Jay  2American Crow  3
American Robin  10
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  5
Northern Cardinal  2
Common Grackle  3

Fellow Birders: Bill Butler, Martin Sneary, Scott Young, Hugh McGuinness, Marti 
Hastings, Jim Lemert, Sally, Marina True, Chuck James, Will McPhail 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: RE: Olive-sided Flycatcher
From: Mark Johnson <mj3151 AT outlook.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:15:59 -0400
I take it this is Woodlawn WMA?
 
Mark Johnson
Aberdeen
 
> Subject: [MDBirding] Olive-sided Flycatcher
> From: kathycalvert1 AT gmail.com
> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:37:58 -0400
> To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
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> At Woodmont WMA Cecil County. Snag near beginning of grasslands trail. 
Spotted by Mike Welch. 

> 
> Kathy Calvert
> Adamstown
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Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher
From: Kathy Calvert <kathycalvert1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:37:58 -0400
At Woodmont WMA Cecil County. Snag near beginning of grasslands trail. Spotted 
by Mike Welch. 


Kathy Calvert
Adamstown

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Subject: Golden-winged Warbler at Holt Park, Balto Co.
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:28:45 -0400
Sorry for the late post. Yesterday I found an adult male GWWA at Holt Park. It 
was with a mixed flock at the park boundary (along the powerline). The 
powerline is not clearly marked as No Trespassing at the park, but there is one 
such sign farther up at the next cross-street. Just a heads-up. 


This is Holt Park at the end of Elmont Ave, not Linover Park on Lillian Holt 
Drive. (Both parks are next to each other and I've heard them both referred to 
as Holt Park.) 


Tim Carney
Canton, MD

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Subject: Re: QA & Dorchester Counties
From: Hugh Vandervoort <hughva AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:28:27 -0400
I found out the same thing  and got a $50.00 ticket. I was "allowed"
to purchase a season pass in lieu of the ticket because there's no way
to buy the $5.00 pass before 8:00.  This was a poorly thought out
program that has annoyed a lot of people.
The annoying motor buggy has been there a long time, but the ranger is
actually a very nice guy.
Annapolis, MD
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On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 6:54 PM, Jim Moore  wrote:
> Did about a half day birding in Queen Anne's & Dorchester counties today and
> was pleased to find a fair number of migrants despite it still being fairly
> early in migration.
>
> Highlights:
>
> Terrapin Nature Park: 10 species of warbler (including BLUE-WINGED &
> BLACKBURNIAN) & two WARBLING VIREOS (flagged by the QA eBird filter).  I
> also found to my chagrin that a $5 daily or $35 annual beach permit is now
> required by our friends in Queen Anne's county to park at the park.  It must
> be purchased before you arrive at the park.  I got away with a warning, but
> there is a $50 fine for a violation.  They seem to be using the money for a
> ranger who travels along the trails in a noisy ATV which doubtless disturbs
> the wildlife and also gives anyone violating a rule (as almost all the dog
> walkers seem to do with respect to the leash requirement) ample warning to
> hide their conduct from the ranger.  I'm not impressed.
>
> Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge: A quick drive through garnered the
> continuing WESTERN SANDPIPERS, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, SHORT-BILLED
> DOWITCHERS, and juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON.  The Stilt Sandpiper, however,
> was not in evidence when I was there.
>
> Taylor's Island: A quick stop turned up an early YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
> and a CANADA WARBLER.
>
> Good birding!
> Jim Moore
> Rockville
>
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Subject: Female house sparrow stuck in sticky goo
From: Dona Patrick <waxwing AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:37:37 -0400
On a walk around Bradley Hills ES in Bethesda I found a female house
sparrow stuck in a very stick gray substance between sidewalk cracks. Its
legs and breast are covered in it as is its left wing feathers -- only a
few. Its beak is also covered in it.

I extracted the poor thing from the goo and tried to remove some of the
substance with Dawn when I got her home, but it didn't help. I called the
Wildlife Rescue League hotline and am waiting for a call-back but probably
won't hear back until the morning.

The substance is very sticky (I have not been able to successfully remove
it from my fingers) so I fear the bird will die. I think the substance is
similar to this: http://www.homerepairtutor.com/concrete-expansion-joints/

Any suggestions are appreciated. I know it is just a house sparrow, but she
is scared. I've placed her in a warm spot in a large box with a laundry
basket over the box.

Dona

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Subject: Fwd: Worcester, Wicomico (a little), and Somerset Counties
From: Jared Fisher <Jared.Fisher AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:14:08 -0400
Hi all,

The following was sent to the group by Marcia Balestri on Friday Aug 22nd.
Unfortunately, it was caught by the group's spam filter for some reason.
Forwarding now - sorry about the delay.

Jared Fisher
MDBirding Moderator
____________________________________________________
Worcester, Wicomico (a little), and Somerset Counties Aug 22
After the Poplar Island trip on Wednesday, Kathy Calvert and I wandered the
aforementioned counties for the next couple of days.  Wed. afternoon, we
visited the Oakwood Turf Farm-Taylor Rd in WiCo and found the previously
reported Western Sandpiper, a county bird for both of us.  Thursday we went
looking for a White Ibis for Kathy’s WoCo list.  We checked the causeway
briefly on the way into Assateague and then hit Bayside which was pretty
quiet. Scott Housten said that a bunch of White Ibis had just flown over
right before we arrived.  Besides the usual stuff, we saw lots of Orchard
Orioles (and 1 Baltimore) and Brown Thrashers, 1 American Redstart, and a
flyover Bobolink.  The highlight for us all was a small Sand Shark working
one of the pond in the Bayside marsh.

Scott saw a Gull-billed Tern, but Kathy and I only got a glimpse of it
flying away, so we headed to Ferry Landing, the direction that it seemed to
go.  Never did catch up with it, but we saw a large mixed flock of gulls,
egrets, herons, and Glossy Ibis over by Life of the Forest overlook.
 Scanning we could see a few White Ibis feeding in the flock for Kathy’s
county bird.  Scott headed to L of the F to take a closer look/count.  As
we were watching the flock, something flushed everything (later we found
out it was an eagle)—there were many more birds there than we thought.
 Scott caught up with us later and told us there were 74 WHIBs in the flock!

Kathy and I went up to A. State Park to look for Whimbrel and Black Terns,
but we had no luck with them.  Off to Figgs Landing.  Shorebirds species
and numbers have diminished of late, but we did see 4 Blue-winged and 2
Green-winged Teal.  We then hit Truitts Landing and found another Western
Sandpiper, so with the ones we saw at Poplar we were 3 for 3 counties so
far.

Rumbly Point was next where we made it 4 WESAs for 4 counties.  We also had
a couple of Eastern Screech Owls going back and forth (a county bird for
me), but we only managed Pine and Prairie Warblers.  Deal Island on Green
Dumpster Rd was essentially devoid of shorebirds (handful of yellowlegs and
2 Black-necked Stilts).  Riley Roberts was better although warblers were
still scarce (Prairie, Black-and-white).  The star attractions there,
however, were a fledgling black fluff-ball Clapper Rail hanging out with 2
juvenile teenager CLRAs on a mudflat.  We enjoyed them for quite a while,
serenaded by many other CLRAs from the marsh, and moving on, we finally saw
an adult farther down the road.  A nice way to end the day.

This morning we saw more WHIBs on Assateague Causeway, but we only went as
far south as Bayside which was dead warbler-wise (still lots of ORORs and
BRTHs).  It was very humid and no breeze, so we had lots of mosquitos and
flies!

Murray Turf Farms in north WoCo only had Killdeer, Semipalmated Plovers,
and Horned Lark, including juveniles.  We checked Sheppard’s Crossing in
WiCo, but had only a calling Yellow-billed Cuckoo for company.

Skimmer Island was a lot of fun, though.  Lots of the usual birds to sort
through, but we also came up with 3 Marbled Godwit (perhaps the same 3 I
saw earlier in the week) and at least 2 Sandwich Terns (and for those of
you on the Poplar Island trip on Wed, yes, they really were Sandwich Terns
this time!)

Those of you coming down this weekend, have fun and good luck.
_____________________

Marcia Balestri
Worcester County, Maryland
mebal... AT gmail.com

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Subject: Re: Rock Creek Park, Sunday 8/24/14
From: Martin Sneary <mvsneary AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:15:55 -0700 (PDT)
Late evening (5.30-6.30pm) at the Maintenance Yard produced a nice variety of 
birds, including Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Blue-winged Warbler, Chestnut-sided 
Warbler, Black & White Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Wood-Pewee (6), 
Great-crested Flycatcher (2). And over at the Dog Run around 30-40 Chimney 
Swift and a single Common Nighthawk over. 


Good to be back for the autumn migration!!

Martin

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Subject: QA & Dorchester Counties
From: Jim Moore <epiphenomenon9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:54:54 -0400
Did about a half day birding in Queen Anne's & Dorchester counties today 
and was pleased to find a fair number of migrants despite it still being 
fairly early in migration.

Highlights:

Terrapin Nature Park: 10 species of warbler (including BLUE-WINGED & 
BLACKBURNIAN) & two WARBLING VIREOS (flagged by the QA eBird filter).  I 
also found to my chagrin that a $5 daily or $35 annual beach permit is 
now required by our friends in Queen Anne's county to park at the park.  
It must be purchased before you arrive at the park.  I got away with a 
warning, but there is a $50 fine for a violation.  They seem to be using 
the money for a ranger who travels along the trails in a noisy ATV which 
doubtless disturbs the wildlife and also gives anyone violating a rule 
(as almost all the dog walkers seem to do with respect to the leash 
requirement) ample warning to hide their conduct from the ranger.  I'm 
not impressed.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge: A quick drive through garnered the 
continuing WESTERN SANDPIPERS, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, SHORT-BILLED 
DOWITCHERS, and juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON.  The Stilt Sandpiper, 
however, was not in evidence when I was there.

Taylor's Island: A quick stop turned up an early YELLOW-BELLIED 
FLYCATCHER and a CANADA WARBLER.

Good birding!
Jim Moore
Rockville

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Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Fort Totten Park, DC
From: "'Jason DC' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:57:53 -0700 (PDT)
Hi All,

Just made a quick run over to Fort Totten Park in NE DC and found an 
Olive-sided Flycatcher on the same perch as previous years. It's hanging out in 
the southern part of the park right off the open area with the asphalted 
trail/access road. 


Good Birding!

Jason Berry
Washington, DC 

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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Aspen Hill, Aug 24, 2014
From: "'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:53:41 -0700

Hi all,
Got a late start this morning, but it proved to be a productive early 
migration day. Started at Wheaton Regional at the trolley tracks, got a couple 
of Chesnut sided, and non-descript flycatchers. I had better luck at Aspen 
Hill, still slow but a nice Blue-winged Warbler popped up, and best surprise of 
the day was a Kentucky Warbler that appeared about 12' feet away from me as I 
was sitting on a bench near Russett Dr. path writing my bird list for the day 
(it seems to happen that way!). Hopefully this week, I might be able to pull a 
Golden-winged Warbler outta this place-who knows? 

D.Ford/Bethesda Md. 


On Sunday, August 24, 2014 3:44 PM, "ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu" 
 wrote: 

 


Aspen Hill, Montgomery, US-MD
Aug 24, 2014 11:50 AM - 1:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:   Mid 80's sunny with clouds.
25 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Acadian Flycatcher 2
Empidonax sp. 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Red-eyed Vireo 6
American Crow X
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 1  Seen well in vines near ground Opornonis warbler. Did 
not vocalize. Bold yellow crescent spectacles and belly yellow to vent. Longer 
bodied than Common Yellowthroat. 

Northern Parula 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Common Grackle 1
American Goldfinch X

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19561074 


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

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Subject: Out of Area - Bombay Hook Peregrine Activity Saturday
From: "'aixxss AT yahoo.com' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding@googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 12:31:05 -0700 (PDT)
Yesterday on a trip to Bombay Hook we witnessed a peregrine falcon harrassing 
the flocks of shorebirds - it looked like it was going to get one small bird 
which at the last minute flew down and landed among the standing bunched 
avocets - the peregrine gave up. So fantastic to see! 


Among the usual suspects, we also saw both hudsonian and marbled godwits and 
witnessed a large group of bobolinks feeding and flying among the fields by 
alee house. And sedge wrens removing fecal sacks from a nest. 


But the peregrine/prey interaction was unbelievable to see.

Sally Wechsler
silver spring, md

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Subject: Off-topic: Flickr misbehaving?
From: Kurt Schwarz <krschwa1 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:04:52 -0400
For the past several days I have been having a hard time getting onto Flickr
to load bird, bug, and other pictures.  Is it just me, or has Flickr had
problems for the last week or so?

Please reply off-list.

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City
HowCo
goawaybird at verizon dot net


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Subject: Re: OS Flycatcher - Baltimore
From: "birdingcouple via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:43:53 +0000
Bird still there as of 1230, flying in and out. Posed nicely for pictures.

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:55:54 
To: 
Subject: [MDBirding] OS Flycatcher - Baltimore

  
‎Kye Jenkins just had a olive-sided flycatcher at paper mill flats.    As 
soon you walk down the path, it was on a large dead tree on right. - Kevin 
Graff.   



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Subject: Bonaparte's Gull-Bush River Park (Harford Co.)
From: Matthew Addicks <turkishturkey13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:35:16 -0700 (PDT)
The bonapartes gull is now at the marina on otter point road along with two 
common terns 

Matt Addicks
Abingdon MD

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Subject: Fort Dupont - DC
From: "'Jason DC' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 08:56:12 -0700 (PDT)
Hi All,

I expected more bird action this morning, but not too much was to be had... 7 
warbler species was nice, but the best of the morning was 40+ Baltimore Orioles 
feeding in the abundant Wild Grape, Porcelain Berry and assorted other fruiting 
trees. Surprisingly I did not see the usual Wild Turkeys, in spite of the fact 
it seemed like I had the park to myself. Also of note was a late Red-eyed Vireo 
feeding a begging fledgling! 


(Hugh - sorry I didn't let you know as I decided to go at the last minute!)

Here's the total eBird list:

Fort Dupont Park, District of Columbia, US-DC
Aug 24, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
39 species

Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  12
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  10
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  4
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  6
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  4
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)  2
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  2
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  5    parent bird feeding begging young bird
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  35
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  12
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  4
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  1
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  4
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)  1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1 young male bird just molting into some 
blue. Sang a weak song. 

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  2
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 42 Super abundant - especially in groups of 
10 or more at vine berry patches (porcelain berry, wild grape) and at beech nut 
trees. More common that robins! Saw this same phenomenon with Paul Pisano here 
in the fall in the past. 

American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  2

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19558721 


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Jason Berry
Washington, DC

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Sunday 8/24/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 11:33:13 -0400
This morning (8/24) at Rock Creek Park.....

----Ridge   (Scot C)
Worm-eating Warbler
Tennessee Warbler

------Maintenance Yard
Blue-winged Warbler     6     
Black-and-white Warbler     5
Tennessee Warbler     2    
American Redstart     3
Magnolia Warbler  
Blackburnian Warbler     2    (Hugh)
Black-throated Blue Warbler      fem.
Canada Warbler     2
Northern Harrier       (Scot C)
Chimney Swift     4+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     5
Downy Woodpecker     4
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Acadian Flycatcher  
Great Crested Flycatcher     2
Red-eyed Vireo     3
American Crow  
House Wren     2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     6
American Robin  
Gray Catbird  
European Starling  
Northern Cardinal     7
Baltimore Oriole     5    
House Sparrow     4

-----Yard Parking Lot    (Lesley and Jim B)
Baltimore Oriole     2
Acadian Flycatcher

Fellow Birders: Leon Kass, Kathryn Kratzer, Hanan Jacobi, Marjorie Rachlin, 
Lesley Simmons, Jim Boughton, Frank Hawkins, Hugh McGuinness, Tully and Devon, 
Mardi Hastings, Derek Richardson, Michael Redmond, Susanne, Jim Lemert, Dan 
Levin, Chip Chipley, Scot Campbell, Chris, Scot Young, Mat Cohen, ++ 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC







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Subject: OS Flycatcher - Baltimore
From: keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:55:54 -0400




Subject: Re: Carroll Co. Birds 8/23/14
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 05:37:19 -0400
Jim,
   I was at Morgan Run NEA off Ben Rose Lane.

On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 1:20 AM, Jim Green  wrote:

>  Hi Bob...what was your location
>
> Sent from my Windows Phone
>  ------------------------------
> From: Bob Ringler 
> Sent: ‎8/‎23/‎2014 9:40 AM
> To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
> Subject: [MDBirding] Carroll Co. Birds 8/23/14
>
>    I got in a good hour of birding this morning before the heavy rains
> hit. Here is a list of non-resident species:
>
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
> Pewee  7, many singing
> Great Crested Flycatcher  1, heard only
> White-eyed Vireo  5, some singing
> Red-eyed Vireo  5, some singing
> Gnatcatcher  4
> Wood Thrush  3, heard only
> Catbird  23
> Thrasher  1, heard only
> Worm-eating Warbler  1
> Blue-winged Warbler  2
> Black & white Warbler  1
> Kentucky Warbler  1
> Yellowthroat  13
> Redstart  4, three adult males, one immature male
> Parula  1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
> Towhee  1, heard only
> Field Sparrow  3, heard only singing
> Scarlet Tanager  1
>
>
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> Eldersburg MD
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Subject: Bonaparte's Gull-Bush River Park (Harford Co.)
From: Mark Johnson <mj3151 AT outlook.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:02:32 -0400
There was a single juvenile Bonaparte's Gull fishing with the large flock of 
Forster's Terns and Ring-billed Gulls, not far from the water's edge along Rte. 
40. A Common Tern and at least one Caspian were also seen, off and on. I didn't 
see the Black Tern that has been reported there recently. The Bonaparte's Gull 
was still being seen when I left at 1 PM. 

 
Mark Johnson
Aberdeen
 		 	   		  

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Subject: Re: Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/23/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:23:59 -0400
Correction:

Fellow birders found 14 warbler species.

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/23/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:14:54 -0400
This morning (8/23) at Rock Creek Park.....

Fellow birders found 13 warbler species. 

-----Equitation Field     (Greg, Paul, Hugh)
Blue-winged Warbler  
Black-and-white Warbler     2
Chestnut-sided Warbler     2
Common Nighthawk  
Great Crested Flycatcher  
Wood Thrush     5
Baltimore Oriole     3

-----Maintenance Yard, Fence Line and  Yard Parking Lot
Ovenbird      (Hanan)
Worm-eating Warbler     2     
Blue-winged Warbler     2    (Holger)
Black-and-white Warbler     7
Tennessee Warbler      (Holger)
Hooded Warbler     3 - 4    (Holger, Lesley, +)     
American Redstart     6
Magnolia Warbler     2     (Paul, Hugh)
Bay-breasted Warbler     (Holger, +)    
Blackburnian Warbler      (Marina, Holger) 
Chestnut-sided Warbler     8   (Greg, ++)
Prairie Warbler      (Hugh, Holger) 
Black-throated Green Warbler  
Canada Warbler     2     (Paul, +)
Mourning Dove     2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo     (Paul, Hugh)
Chimney Swift     6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     6
Downy Woodpecker     4
Hairy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker     2
Pileated Woodpecker     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
Acadian Flycatcher  
Great Crested Flycatcher     4
Eastern Kingbird     2
American Crow     3
Tufted Titmouse     2
Eastern Towhee  
Northern Cardinal     4
Common Grackle     2
Baltimore Oriole     7
American Goldfinch     3

Fellow Birders: Greg Gough, Holger Pflicke, Jim Boughton, Lesley Simmons, Jim 
Lemert, Marina True, Paul Pisano, Hugh McGuinness, Hanan Jacobi, Ellen and 
David Cohen, + 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC




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Subject: Mississippi Kite, Ferry Neck, Friday
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 15:13:17 +0000
Seen from our dock 5:01-5:07 P.M., high, soaring, gained altitude and 
disappeared to the north. However unlikely, but apparently an adult male (I 
don't have any good hawk books here). - Harry Armistead, Philadelphia. 


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Subject: Carroll Co. Birds 8/23/14
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:40:23 -0400
   I got in a good hour of birding this morning before the heavy rains hit.
Here is a list of non-resident species:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Pewee  7, many singing
Great Crested Flycatcher  1, heard only
White-eyed Vireo  5, some singing
Red-eyed Vireo  5, some singing
Gnatcatcher  4
Wood Thrush  3, heard only
Catbird  23
Thrasher  1, heard only
Worm-eating Warbler  1
Blue-winged Warbler  2
Black & white Warbler  1
Kentucky Warbler  1
Yellowthroat  13
Redstart  4, three adult males, one immature male
Parula  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  4
Towhee  1, heard only
Field Sparrow  3, heard only singing
Scarlet Tanager  1


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Eldersburg MD

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Subject: Some sad owl news: The D.C. snowy owl has died
From: "Jim Wilson" <wlsngang AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2014 06:41:20 -0400
The link below provides a lot more info about what happened to the DC Snowy 
Owl. The bird was released by the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center in 
April. The body was apparently found in May and “ turned it over to the 
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, where the body was frozen. It takes 
a little while for the laboratory that bands a bird to be notified, so the 
Raptor Center only found out about the bird’s death recently,” This 
explains the delay in the news getting out. 



http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/08/22/some-sad-owl-news-the-d-c-snowy-owl-has-died/ 


Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Subject: Death of the DC Snowy Owl
From: William Young <wcyoung4242 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:59:10 -0700 (PDT)
I have just received an email with the sad news that the Snowy Owl who was at 
McPherson Square and on the Washington Post Building in January has been found 
dead by the side of a road in Minnesota. The Owl might have been hit by a 
vehicle. Below is a link to the article. 


http://dcist.com/2014/08/the_snowy_owl_is_dead.php#photo-1

Bill Young
Arlington, VA

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Subject: Cromwell, Philly & warblers, 8/22/14
From: Tim Houghton <thoughton AT loyola.edu>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:44:46 +0000
For much of the time late morning and early afternoon, I birded with Jim 
Meyers, having a very enjoyable time. Not real birdy, but birdy enough, here 
and there, to keep us interested. The Philadelphia Vireo was on Minebank a 
little before bluebird box #9, the very same area where several were seen last 
fall. Worm-eating was our favorite warbler--great views. Jim may have also seen 
a blue-winged. 


Warblers:
Ovenbird (1)
Worm-Eating (1)
Black-and-White (1)
Com. Yellowthroat (3)
Redstart (7)
Yellow Warbler (1)
Chestnut-Sided (3)
Canada (3)

Best of the Rest: Green Heron (Jim, found it after you left, usual spot); YB 
Cuckoo (4); Least Flycatcher (1); Great-Crested Flycatcher (2); PHILADELPHIA 
VIREO (1); Scarlet Tanager (1); and Veery (1). 


Best Birding Wishes,

Tim Houghton
(Glen Arm)


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Subject: Male Hooded Warbler new yard bird Silver Spring
From: Robert Garriock <robertgarriock AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:49:29 -0700 (PDT)
I was amazed just now to see a male Hooded Warbler in my yard in Wheaton/Silver 
Spring region. It was raining (fallout) when i observed it. Considering that I 
had a Worm eating and Blue Winged Warblers this morning at Wheaten Regional 
park with Gail, it wasn't a shabby bird day for August in the City. 


Cheers
Robert Garriock, Silver Spring

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Subject: Re: Tundra Swan Anne Arundel
From: "'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:27:39 -0400 (EDT)
 Still puzzling over the Tundra Swans seen this morning. I recalled seeing very 
late Tundra Swan at SERC so I looked up my last sighting of a Tundra in the 
county in 2014. I had FOUR Tundra Swan at SERC on May 17! That's VERY close to 
me -and the same number of swans! Coincidence? 


I would think over summering Tundras would be more likely than migrating swans. 
Apparently the swans were also seen on May 7, 2014, per a notation in the 
visitor book at SERC. 


FYI - I am absolutely certain these were not mute swans. They were mature 
(white, not gray), black-billed Swans 


Here is my notation of the May 17, 2014 sighting: 


4
																					
												
													
Tundra Swan
													


												
											
																								
Heard goose calling a warning and looked up - 4 dark-billed swans (tundra) came 
flying over head and passed. Absolutely swans, and tundra is by far and away 
more likely than trumpeter, especially since there were four and they did not 
seem exceptionally large. A notation in the "Sightings" book at the visitor 
center noted, on May 7, "Swans (black bills)". 






 If anyone sees Tundras/Trumpeters in AA county - please do post. Even if you 
don't ebird. 


Joanne


Joanne Howl, DVM
West River, MD

 

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From: 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding 
To: mdbirding 
Sent: Fri, Aug 22, 2014 7:59 am
Subject: [MDBirding] Tundra Swan Anne Arundel


This morning, 7:30 a.m., I saw a group of 4 TUNDRA SWAN flying over a horse 
farm (M-6) on Route 255 in Anne Arundel county. They were down low, and 
circled, as if they were looking for a place to land. I stopped to watch - and 
to confirm the very early arrivals. At least I assume they are early migrants. 
I saw a Tundra Swan late at SERC this spring, but have not heard of over 
summering birds. 


When I returned home from the errand, at 7:50, I scanned the field. Lots of 
Canada Geese present, but no Tundra Swan in the field. 


Joanne


Joanne Howl, DVM
jovet AT aol.com
West River, MD

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Subject: Re: Spaces on the pelagic trip tonight
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:27:31 -0700
If you're going, or if you're just voyeuristic, here's a link to the ocean buoy 
east of the DE/MD line: 


NDBC - Station 44009

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=44009

Marine Forecast:

COASTAL WATERS FROM CAPE HENLOPEN TO FENWICK ISLAND DE OUT 20 NM-
1012 AM EDT FRI AUG 22 2014

THIS AFTERNOON
E WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT
LATE. SEAS AROUND 2 FT. MAINLY IN E SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD
OF 6 SECONDS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS EARLY. A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS LATE. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

TONIGHT
E WINDS 10 TO 15 KT. SEAS 2 TO 3 FT. MAINLY IN E SWELL
WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
EVENING. VSBY 1 TO 3 NM.

SAT
NE WINDS 10 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KT LATE.
SEAS 3 TO 4 FT. MAINLY IN E SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF
6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND TSTMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SAT NIGHT
NE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. MAINLY IN E
SWELL WITH A DOMINANT PERIOD OF 6 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND TSTMS EARLY IN THE EVENING.

Good luck and pterodromas to you!

Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland


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From: mike burchett 
To: "mdbirding AT googlegroups.com"  
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2014 12:57 PM
Subject: [MDBirding] Spaces on the pelagic trip tonight



I have two spaces for the pelagic trip with Paulagics that sails tonight that I 
would like to get rid of. The boat sails from Lewes, DE tonight at 10pm. The 
cost is $225 per person. These August pelagic trips have been quite productive 
in recent years. 



Link:http://paulagics.com/?page_id=584

If anyone is interested, please contact me offlist.

Thanks,
Mike Burchett
Berlin, MD        

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Subject: Flag Ponds powerline cut. CORA maybe?
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:18:58 -0700
This morning, on my way to meet my carpool in Prince Frederick, I stopped by 
the powerline cut on the road in to Flag Ponds Nature Park in Calvert. Nothing 
exceptional there other than the usual load of Indigo Buntings, Blue Grosbeaks 
and Field Sparrows. But, I heard what sounded suspiciously like a Common Raven 
cronking off to the north. It only vocalized once and despite hanging around 
for 10 minutes hoping for a repeat, there was no follow up. There are no eBird 
reports of CORA in Calvert and this would represent a substantial geographic 
leap, about 30 miles, from the nearest reports in southern Anne Arundel. 


I'm sure not putting it on eBird but thought I'd toss it out there in case 
anyone is in the vicinity! 



Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland

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Subject: Oxbow Lake - Common Raven
From: Marcy Stutzman <marciastutzman AT netscape.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:28:51 -0700 (PDT)
Oxbow Lake, Anne Arundel, US-MD
Aug 22, 2014 11:30 AM - 11:35 AM

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Jay Sheppard, 2 others, and I were standing on Oxbow Place at the 
entrance to the Little Patuxent River Oxbow Lake Nature Preserve after our 
meeting with MD DNR, DPW, and AA Co R&P.  All of a sudden we heard a kraak and 
right over head was a Common Raven.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19540796

Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Subject: Spaces on the pelagic trip tonight
From: mike burchett <mikeburchett23 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:57:27 -0400
I have two spaces for the pelagic trip with Paulagics that sails tonight
that I would like to get rid of. The boat sails from Lewes, DE tonight at
10pm. The cost is $225 per person. These August pelagic trips have been
quite productive in recent years.

Link: http://paulagics.com/?page_id=584

If anyone is interested, please contact me offlist.

Thanks,
Mike Burchett
Berlin, MD

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Subject: Re: Rock Creek Park, Friday 8/22/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:19:32 -0400
Addendum:  Holger Pflicke saw more warblers this morning (see attached email). 

The revised list of warbler species seen this morning is as follows:

Tennessee Warbler     (Holger)
Worm-eating Warbler     (Holger)
Ovenbird  
Blue-winged Warbler     (Holger)
Black-and-white Warbler      5
American Redstart     5
Cape May Warbler      2    (Clive, Holger)     
Chestnut-sided Warbler     6+   (Holger, Clive, +)
Black-throated Green Warbler 
Canada Warbler      (Clive)

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Holger Pflicke 
> Subject: after you left
> Date: August 22, 2014 10:10:46 AM EDT
> To: wallace AT kornack.com
> 
> Wallace,
> 
> You should have stayed 15 more minutes. I went down, set on the chair and let 
things unfold: 

> 
> Worm-eating Warbler
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 4 (at least), had 3 at one point in the same view
> Tennessee Warbler - yes, the "short-tailed" one
> BW Warbler 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> 
> After consulting Stephenson's and Whittle's Warbler Guide I will count the 
mystery bird as a Cape May. Some birds can be pretty dull and have very fine 
streaking (especially HY female). Plus there was only a hint of a wing bar, 
which rules out "Baypoll" and Pine Warblers. No streaking on back. Uniformly 
white underparts. 

> 
> Holger
> 

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Subject: Olive-sided FC at Wheaton Regional Park today
From: "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:42:02 +0000 (UTC)
HI all, 

Fairly quiet (and dark early) at Wheaton Regional Park (Mont. Co.) today but 
almost our first bird was an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER perched at the top of the 
locust snags below and to the left of the white house. At about 7:15 it flew 
off and didn't come back while we waited. We carried on, and found a little 
mixed flock of warblers and tits high in the trees near Pine Lake. These were 
frustratingly hard to sort out in the dim light but the flock contained at 
least one Blue-winged Warbler plus a number of other "yellow underneath" birds. 
At about 9 AM the sun came out briefly, and we and another birder, and a bit 
later, Rae and Woody DuBois caught up with the same flock near the "wall of 
vines." Probably the same flock Rae and Woody had yesterday, as it contained 
two Blue-wings (one dull, one bright), a Worm-eating Warbler, Black-and-White, 
several Red-eyed Vireos, Gnatcatchers. and a male Baltimore Oriole. They 
managed to evaporate (how do they do this?) and we carried on back up to the 
white house. There was the Olive-sided back in his tree! Woody managed some 
nice photos which they will embed in their eBird list. We watched the FC 
feeding and preening for about 15 minutes, when it again flew off and had not 
returned by the time we left at 9:30. We stopped briefly at the Nature Center 
but only saw a Pewee there. Other birds of interest seen at WRP included the 
two juvenile Black Vultures perched on the white house, two Great Crested FCs, 
and about 8 R-T Hummingbirds. 


Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper 
Colesville, MD 

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Subject: Tundra Swan Anne Arundel
From: "'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:59:17 -0400 (EDT)
This morning, 7:30 a.m., I saw a group of 4 TUNDRA SWAN flying over a horse 
farm (M-6) on Route 255 in Anne Arundel county. They were down low, and 
circled, as if they were looking for a place to land. I stopped to watch - and 
to confirm the very early arrivals. At least I assume they are early migrants. 
I saw a Tundra Swan late at SERC this spring, but have not heard of over 
summering birds. 


When I returned home from the errand, at 7:50, I scanned the field. Lots of 
Canada Geese present, but no Tundra Swan in the field. 


Joanne


Joanne Howl, DVM
jovet AT aol.com
West River, MD

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Subject: Re: Black Tern-Bush River Park, Harford Co.
From: Dave Littlepage <d.littlepage AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:09:57 -0700 (PDT)
On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 10:56:59 AM UTC-4, Mark Johnson 2 wrote:
> This is probably the same bird reported on 8/17 by Ruth Bergstrom at the 
Bosely Wildlife Conservancy. I stopped at the pulloff on Rte. 40 a couple 
hundred yards to the southwest of the parking lot for Bush River Park and took 
the short trail down to the water's edge and scoped across the river and south 
toward Bosely property. There were a bunch of Forster's Terns fishing, and all 
the way across the river (facing almost due south) into the cove, I could see 
the bird, obviously smaller and darker than the Forster's, staying low and 
frequently dipping to the surface in a grassy area out in front of where there 
are a couple houses visible just beyond. The bird was still there when I left 
at 8:25 AM. If you go, you'll definitely need a scope...or a kayak. Here's a 
link to my eBird report with a super-distant photo: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19514101 . I put my marker on the 
exact spot I was standing with my scope. 

>  
> Mark Johnson
> Aberdeen
I birded from this exact spot just a few hours after you Mark.
The river had a lot of gull and tern activity but you're right when 
You said scope is necessary. I picked out the Black with my scope 
Over the marsh on far shore.  I also got on it based on dark color and 
Flight style. It stayed very low and dipped frequently to surface. 
I had what I thought were Common Terns with the Forsters. I got positive 
I D at Otter point where 2 adults were on the pilings along the boat dock. 

Dave Littlepage
Abingdon, Harford

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