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Barred Owl,©Barry Kent Mackay

27 Nov American Pipits Talbot County [Jim Green ]
27 Nov Franklin's Gull update? ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Nov Extralimital Harris's Sparrow in PA [Josh Emm ]
26 Nov Greater White-fronted Geese - QA County ["'Dan Small' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
26 Nov Re: Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point, 11/25 [Hugh Vandervoort ]
26 Nov Poplar Island 11/25/2014 [Tim Carney ]
26 Nov Poplar Island 11/26/2014 [Tim Carney ]
26 Nov Fwd: DC Area, 11/25/2014 []
26 Nov Re: Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point, 11/25 ["'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
26 Nov Black-legged Kittiwake -- no [Keith Eric Costley ]
26 Nov Black-legged Kittiwake and county lines [Russ Ruffing ]
26 Nov Re: Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point [Bob Ringler ]
26 Nov Re: Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point, 11/25 [NervousBirds ]
26 Nov Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point, 11/25 ["'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
25 Nov Assateague OSV Zone [Joe Hanfman ]
25 Nov North Point/Loch Raven/Sandy Point, 11/25/14 [Kevin Graff ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point ["Mark S." ]
25 Nov Re: White Pelican Jug Bay [Dan Haas ]
25 Nov eBird -- Sandy Point State Park -- Nov 25, 2014 [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
26 Nov White Pelican Jug Bay ["'danny bystrak' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
25 Nov Trumpeter Swan continues ["David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" ]
25 Nov Centennial Park [Matthew Addicks ]
25 Nov Franklin's Gull - Kent County [Paul Budde ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point [Adam Parr ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point [David Powell ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point []
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point []
25 Nov Tundra Swans at Turkey Pt ["pvaldata1 AT gmail.com" ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point ["'jlstasz AT aol.com' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point [NervousBirds ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point ["'Leslie Starr' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
25 Nov Kittiwake at Sandy Point ["Hugh David Fleischmann" ]
25 Nov Elkhorn cont's to Disappoint [Sean McGuinn ]
25 Nov Black-legged Kittiwake this AM [Fred Shaffer ]
25 Nov RE: Kittiwake at Sandy point - flew 9:52 ["jcdlmartin via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
25 Nov Kittiwake at Sandy point - flew 9:52 ["'Leslie Starr' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
25 Nov Franklin's Gull [Lynne Parks ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy point ["'Leslie Starr' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
25 Nov Franklin's Gull [Lynne Parks ]
25 Nov RE: Re: Kittiwake south bound!! ["jcdlmartin via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
25 Nov RE: Re: Kittiwake south bound!! ["jcdlmartin via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
25 Nov Re: Kittiwake south bound!! []
25 Nov Kittiwake at Sandy point [jugbayjs ]
25 Nov Kittiwake south bound!! []
25 Nov Hart-Miller Island 11/24/14 [Bob Ringler ]
24 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy point [Warblerick ]
24 Nov Re: Kittiwake at Sandy point [Dan Haas ]
24 Nov Lesser Black-backed Gull in Havre de Grace [Josh Emm ]
24 Nov Re: Ross's Goose, Whittier, Frederick [Andy Wilson ]
24 Nov Trumpeter Swan in Montgomery ["'Michael Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
24 Nov Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers, Dover Rd., Baltimore Co. [Nikki DeBraccio ]
24 Nov Re: Ho Co (Centennial highlights) [Kurt Schwarz ]
24 Nov Re: North American Bird Phenology Program-- Volunteers Needed! [Georgia McDonald ]
24 Nov North American Bird Phenology Program-- Volunteers Needed! ["Winger and June West" ]
24 Nov Fwd: [PABIRDS] Volunteers Needed! [Georgia McDonald ]
24 Nov Kittiwake at Sandy point [Matt Hafner ]
24 Nov Re: Trumpeter Swan in Germantown [John Dicken ]
24 Nov Ross's Goose @ Centennial ["'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
24 Nov Trumpeter Swan in Germantown ["'Michael Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
24 Nov Trumpeter Swan, Germantown, Montgomery County ["'Michael Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
24 Nov Re: Franklin's Gull in Kent County [Patricia Valdata ]
24 Nov Ho Co (Centennial highlights) ["Bonnie Ott" ]
24 Nov Cackling & Greater White-fronted Goose (2) at Broadford Lake [JB Churchill ]
24 Nov Birds ["MICHAEL L. SMITH" ]
24 Nov Re: Couch's Kingbird [Marcy Stutzman ]
24 Nov Re: Couch's Kingbird [Marcy Stutzman ]
24 Nov Green-winged teal - kenilworth aquatic gardens [Daniel Rauch ]
24 Nov trumpeter swan []
24 Nov FRanklins gull [David Powell ]
24 Nov Couch's Kingbird [Howard Patterson ]
23 Nov Red-headed Woodpeckers, Dover Rd., Baltimore Co. [John Boo ]
23 Nov Re: Susquehanna flats today [Dave Littlepage ]
23 Nov Re: Couch's present now [Rob Hilton ]
23 Nov Susquehanna flats today ["pvaldata1 AT gmail.com" ]

Subject: American Pipits Talbot County
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:05:02 -0500
Happy Thanksgiving everybody. Currently approx 60 American Pipits in fields
near intersection of Black Walnut Pt and Bar Neck Rds.

Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD

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Subject: Franklin's Gull update?
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:05:45 +0000 (UTC)
Jane Kostenko and I just returned from a trip to Iceland. We were unable to 
twitch the Franklin's Gull prior to departure and are hoping that it's still 
around but has been pushed to the back burner over the Kittiwake excitement at 
Sandy Point! Please post any updates both positive and negative. 

BTW, the pond in the center of old town Reykjavik is full of Graylag Geese, 
Whooper Swans, Tufted Ducks and hundreds of Black-headed Gulls and a smattering 
of Common Gulls. Glaucous Gulls stay near the harbor along with hundreds of 
Common Eiders. The geese and ducks, as well as the gulls, in the pond, flock to 
the shore when people come to feed them. Point blank photos of lifer Whooper 
Swans :) 


Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland

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Subject: Extralimital Harris's Sparrow in PA
From: Josh Emm <apistopanchax AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:56:51 -0500
Despite the heavy snow and treacherous driving conditions, I successfully 
chased the continuing Harris's Sparrow in Easton, Pennsylvania. For the most 
part it hasn't been seen much in the morning, but I was betting that a few 
inches of snow would bring it out to the feeders and indeed it showed off 
nicely twice after about an hour-long wait. Afterwards I thoroughly enjoyed 
hearing birding stories from Arlene Koch, the owner of the property (her yard 
list is beyond 240 species including an Ash-throated Flycatcher and Rufous 
Hummingbird among other goodies), who has been kind enough to open her property 
to birders for the past week (I was the 91st person to show up to view the 
bird!). 

Pics here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/75557613 AT N08/
Good birding!
Josh Emm
HdG, MD

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Subject: Greater White-fronted Geese - QA County
From: "'Dan Small' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:26:01 -0800 (PST)
This afternoon (11/26) there were 2 Greater White-fronted Geese (GWFG) and 3 
presumed GWFGxCanada Goose hybrid young in northern QA. All five stayed close 
together at the edge of a large (~3800) Canada Goose flock. Also,in the flock 
was one Snow Goose and one Ross's Goose, these two were not associating with 
each other. 


The flock was in a corn field along rt 544 about a mile east of the rt 213/rt 
544 intersection. 


A couple poor distant digiscope photos can be seen in my eBird checklist - 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20686681 


This large goose flock has been using this field for a few days so hopefully 
I/someone will be able to get some better photos. 


Dan Small
Chestertown, MD

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Subject: Re: Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point, 11/25
From: Hugh Vandervoort <hughva AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:16:43 -0500
I may try Terrapin next week. For those who do, follow the beach trail
to the South end. Look around a bit and you'll see a trail down to the
water (X from Hemingway's) where the Ring Bills, Eagles and Tundras
hang out.  This may be the best area to look.
Annapolis, MD
My Birding Blog
http://hughvandervoort.com/wordpress/


On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 11:07 AM, 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC
Birding  wrote:
> All,
>
> In my incompletely caffeinated state, I omitted that Mikey's recent Jug Bay
> find was in P.G. (first county record) AND Anne Arundel Counties.
>
> *** Very rare. First-year bird found by Dan Haas on 11/24 and continuing on
> the beach, associated with the roosting flock of Ring-billed Gulls.
> Reviewable by the MD/DCRC (MD Review Code = 4A: Reviewable if seen in
> locations other than coastal Worcester County or over the ocean). The
> abridged MD/DCRC database has two previous reports for Anne Arundel Co., an
> unreviewable report from Sandy Point on 11/17/1979 (love the similar date)
> and a Stewart & Robbins report from the South River on 12/30/1956. That
> makes this and Mikey's recent Jug Bay sighting the first documented records
> for the county. MD/DCRC has seven accepted records of the species away from
> the immediate coast, as well as Mikey Lutmerding's Jug Bay record. Before
> these two 2014 sightings, the last inland sighting was from Point Lookout
> SP, St. Mary's Co. in December 1999. Before that there were two sightings in
> late 1996, one from the Potomac River in Montgomery Co. and the famous
> Conowingo Dam bird that lingered from 12/1/1996 to 1/18/1997. Many photos.
> Fine work, Dan!
> 
src="http://www.billhubick.com/images/201411/black-legged_kittiwake_aa_md_20141125_01.jpg" > /> > > Thanks! > > b > > Bill Hubick > Pasadena, Maryland > bill_hubick AT yahoo.com > http://www.billhubick.com > http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com > http://www.facebook.com/MarylandBiodiversity > > ________________________________ > From: 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding > To: MDbirding Birding ; Phil Davis > > Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:40 AM > Subject: [MDBirding] Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point, 11/25 > > Hi Everyone, > > I was one of the many folks fortunate enough to enjoy the BLACK-LEGGED > KITTIWAKE found by Dan Haas on 11/24. It joined the roosting flock of > Ring-billed Gulls on the beach minutes after I arrived at 3:15 p.m. Here > are some notes I put together on why this sighting is awesome, which are > embedded with this photo in the eBird report below. > > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20675324 > > *** Very rare. First-year bird found by Dan Haas on 11/24 and continuing on > the beach, associated with the roosting flock of Ring-billed Gulls. > Reviewable by the MD/DCRC (MD Review Code = 4A: Reviewable if seen in > locations other than coastal Worcester County or over the ocean). The > abridged MD/DCRC database has two previous reports for Anne Arundel Co., an > unreviewable report from Sandy Point on 11/17/1979 (love the similar date) > and a Stewart & Robbins report from the South River on 12/30/1956. That > makes this and Mikey's recent Jug Bay bird the first documented records for > the county. MD/DCRC has seven accepted records of the species away from the > immediate coast, as well as Mikey Lutmerding's Jug Bay record. Before these > two 2014 sightings, the last inland sighting was from Point Lookout SP, St. > Mary's Co. in December 1999. Before that there were two sightings in late > 1996, one from the Potomac River in Montgomery Co. and the famous Conowingo > Dam bird that lingered from 12/1/1996 to 1/18/1997. Many photos. Fine work, > Dan! >
src="http://www.billhubick.com/images/201411/black-legged_kittiwake_aa_md_20141125_01.jpg" > /> > > Exciting stuff. Hopefully it will hang out for a month and a half like the > Conowingo bird! > > Please report your sightings to the MD/DCRC! > > Bill > > Chair, MD/DCRC > > Bill Hubick > Pasadena, Maryland > bill_hubick AT yahoo.com > http://www.billhubick.com > http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com > http://www.facebook.com/MarylandBiodiversity > -- > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group > 'Maryland & DC Birding'. > To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on > the web at http://www.mdbirding.com > Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - > http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html > > > -- > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group > 'Maryland & DC Birding'. > To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on > the web at http://www.mdbirding.com > Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - > http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html
Subject: Poplar Island 11/25/2014
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:13:59 -0800 (PST)
Yesterday was my second November census at Poplar.

To answer the burning question on everyone's mind, including my coworkers...
No, I did not relocate the Snowy Owl which was seen on the island from 11/17 
through 11/24. Missed it by one day! I blame the warm weather on Monday. 


However, there were some highlights. Most importantly was the first site record 
of NELSON'S SPARROW. I believe there were two, but it could have been the same 
bird in different lighting. However, if you look at my eBird list, you'll see 
the first bird has a dull orange on the face and breast, whereas the second 
bird has bright orange on the face and dull orange on the breast. For this 
reason, I originally labeled the second bird as a Saltmarsh Sparrow, but 
apparently the bill isn't long enough. I welcome any comments about these 
birds. 


Another highlight was relocating the female KING EIDER which was last seen in 
early September, and managed to elude me on my censuses as well as the 
September and October birding groups. 


Inflow is occurring in Cell 2, which was previously a dry weedy area. Now it is 
a flooded weedy area and was absolutely filled with Mallards and American Black 
Ducks. Cell 6 had the largest raft of waterfowl I've seen at Poplar on a census 
before. I spent at least an hour analyzing all the birds and managed to pick 
out a White-winged Scoter, five Redhead, six Canvasback amidst the more 
numerous species. 


All three scoters were seen, as well as Long-tailed Duck and Horned Grebe.

Sparrows were everywhere, flushing off the roads in groups of 10-20.

Full list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20671803

Tim Carney
Canton, MD

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Subject: Poplar Island 11/26/2014
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:13:06 -0800 (PST)
Yesterday was my second November census at Poplar.

To answer the burning question on everyone's mind, including my coworkers...
No, I did not relocate the Snowy Owl which was seen on the island from 11/17 
through 11/24. Missed it by one day! I blame the warm weather on Monday. 


However, there were some highlights. Most importantly was the first site record 
of NELSON'S SPARROW. I believe there were two, but it could have been the same 
bird in different lighting. However, if you look at my eBird list, you'll see 
the first bird has a dull orange on the face and breast, whereas the second 
bird has bright orange on the face and dull orange on the breast. For this 
reason, I originally labeled the second bird as a Saltmarsh Sparrow, but 
apparently the bill isn't long enough. I welcome any comments about these 
birds. 


Another highlight was relocating the female KING EIDER which was last seen in 
early September, and managed to elude me on my censuses as well as the 
September and October birding groups. 


Inflow is occurring in Cell 2, which was previously a dry weedy area. Now it is 
a flooded weedy area and was absolutely filled with Mallards and American Black 
Ducks. Cell 6 had the largest raft of waterfowl I've seen at Poplar on a census 
before. I spent at least an hour analyzing all the birds and managed to pick 
out a White-winged Scoter, five Redhead, six Canvasback amidst the more 
numerous species. 


All three scoters were seen, as well as Long-tailed Duck and Horned Grebe.

Sparrows were everywhere, flushing off the roads in groups of 10-20.

Full list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20671803

Tim Carney
Canton, MD

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Subject: Fwd: DC Area, 11/25/2014
From: lydiaschindler AT verizon.net
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:22:14 -0600 (CST)




Subject: Re: Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point, 11/25
From: "'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:07:41 +0000 (UTC)
All,
In my incompletely caffeinated state, I omitted that Mikey's recent Jug Bay 
find was in P.G. (first county record) AND Anne Arundel Counties. 

*** Very rare. First-year bird found by Dan Haas on 11/24 and continuing on the 
beach, associated with the roosting flock of Ring-billed Gulls. Reviewable by 
the MD/DCRC (MD Review Code = 4A: Reviewable if seen in locations other than 
coastal Worcester County or over the ocean). The abridged MD/DCRC database has 
two previous reports for Anne Arundel Co., an unreviewable report from Sandy 
Point on 11/17/1979 (love the similar date) and a Stewart & Robbins report from 
the South River on 12/30/1956. That makes this and Mikey's recent Jug Bay 
sighting the first documented records for the county. MD/DCRC has seven 
accepted records of the species away from the immediate coast, as well as Mikey 
Lutmerding's Jug Bay record. Before these two 2014 sightings, the last inland 
sighting was from Point Lookout SP, St. Mary's Co. in December 1999. Before 
that there were two sightings in late 1996, one from the Potomac River in 
Montgomery Co. and the famous Conowingo Dam bird that lingered from 12/1/1996 
to 1/18/1997. Many photos. Fine work, Dan!
Thanks!  b Bill HubickPasadena, Marylandbill_hubick AT yahoo.comhttp://www.billhubick.com http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com http://www.facebook.com/MarylandBiodiversity From: 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding To: MDbirding Birding ; Phil Davis Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2014 6:40 AM Subject: [MDBirding] Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point, 11/25 Hi Everyone, I was one of the many folks fortunate enough to enjoy the BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE found by Dan Haas on 11/24. It joined the roosting flock of Ring-billed Gulls on the beach minutes after I arrived at 3:15 p.m.  Here are some notes I put together on why this sighting is awesome, which are embedded with this photo in the eBird report below. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20675324 *** Very rare. First-year bird found by Dan Haas on 11/24 and continuing on the beach, associated with the roosting flock of Ring-billed Gulls. Reviewable by the MD/DCRC (MD Review Code = 4A: Reviewable if seen in locations other than coastal Worcester County or over the ocean). The abridged MD/DCRC database has two previous reports for Anne Arundel Co., an unreviewable report from Sandy Point on 11/17/1979 (love the similar date) and a Stewart & Robbins report from the South River on 12/30/1956. That makes this and Mikey's recent Jug Bay bird the first documented records for the county. MD/DCRC has seven accepted records of the species away from the immediate coast, as well as Mikey Lutmerding's Jug Bay record. Before these two 2014 sightings, the last inland sighting was from Point Lookout SP, St. Mary's Co. in December 1999. Before that there were two sightings in late 1996, one from the Potomac River in Montgomery Co. and the famous Conowingo Dam bird that lingered from 12/1/1996 to 1/18/1997. Many photos. Fine work, Dan!
Exciting stuff. Hopefully it will hang out for a month and a half like the Conowingo bird! Please report your sightings to the MD/DCRC! Bill Chair, MD/DCRC Bill HubickPasadena, Marylandbill_hubick AT yahoo.comhttp://www.billhubick.com http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com http://www.facebook.com/MarylandBiodiversity -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html
Subject: Black-legged Kittiwake -- no
From: Keith Eric Costley <oriolekec1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:04:07 -0500
After a two and a half hour visit and a long wet walk on the beach I was unable 
to relocate the Black-legged Kittiwake this morning. 


Keith Eric Costley
OrioleKEC1 AT comcast.net
OrioleKEC1 AT gmail.com
Randallstown, Baltimore County

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Subject: Black-legged Kittiwake and county lines
From: Russ Ruffing <ruff2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:33:01 -0600 (CST)
 All,

There are only two concrete bridge piers on the westbound (i.e., the north one) 
Bay Bridge, all others are steel - according to Bing Maps, the AA/QA county 
line is more or less the third steel bridge pier EAST OF the eastern concrete 
pier. Yesterday morning, I was alone on the beach waiting for the gull to show 
up and was periodically scoping the gulls far out over the water. I was joined 
by Tom Feild, then another gentleman (Paul ?). Eventually I picked up the bird 
far out over the water near the bridge and was able to get both Tom and Paul on 
the bird. Ryan Johnson walked up and got on the bird too. Unbeknownst to us, 
Jim Stasz was also watching the bird from the parking lot, I believe. We all 
watched the bird as it eventually made its way over to the beach and settled 
just yards from us. 


When I picked up the bird initially, it was definitely flying around with many 
other gulls between the two concrete bridge piers. Eventually it moved closer 
to the AA side of the bay and foraged near the western concrete bridge pier. My 
point is that the bird was VERY CLOSE to the QA county line initially and 
likely crossed it several times. I couldn't say for sure and frankly wasn't 
paying much attention at that time because 1) I was trying to get the others on 
the bird and 2) I didn't know exactly where the county line was. But looking at 
it now, I would say it was likely the bird entered QA waters at some point - I 
just can't prove it. 


Perhaps some of the others present want to weigh in on the matter with their 
recollections? Also, Bing Maps doesn't always show county lines accurately so 
if anyone knows definitively where the line is relative to the piers, that 
might change things a bit. 


If any go to see the bird and it's not on the beach, try scoping near the 
bridge for it and counting piers while you are at it! 


Russ Ruffing
Woodstock, MD
 

On 11/26/14, NervousBirds wrote:


Thank you Bill.


Despite the new park fees, someone should set up shop on the beach at Terrapin 
Nature Park (or maybe Hemingways?), in Queen Anne's County. No records yet, as 
far as I can tell, of Black-legged Kittiwake. 



Thanks again for the detailed report Bill.


Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to all.


Good Birding,


Dan Haas
St. Margaret's, MD

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 26, 2014, at 6:40 AM, 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding 
 wrote: 



Hi Everyone,


I was one of the many folks fortunate enough to enjoy the BLACK-LEGGED 
KITTIWAKE found by Dan Haas on 11/24. It joined the roosting flock of 
Ring-billed Gulls on the beach minutes after I arrived at 3:15 p.m. Here are 
some notes I put together on why this sighting is awesome, which are embedded 
with this photo in the eBird report below. 



http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20675324



*** Very rare. First-year bird found by Dan Haas on 11/24 and continuing on the 
beach, associated with the roosting flock of Ring-billed Gulls. Reviewable by 
the MD/DCRC (MD Review Code = 4A: Reviewable if seen in locations other 
than coastal Worcester County or over the ocean). The abridged MD/DCRC database 
has two previous reports for Anne Arundel Co., an unreviewable report from 
Sandy Point on 11/17/1979 (love the similar date) and a Stewart & Robbins 
report from the South River on 12/30/1956. That makes this the first documented 
record for the county when it is inevitably accepted. MD/DCRC has seven 
accepted records of the species away from the immediate coast, as well as Mikey 
Lutmerding's recent Prince George's Co. Before these two 2014 sightings, the 
last inland sighting was from Point Lookout SP, St. Mary's Co. in December 
1999. Before that there were two sightings in late 1996, one from the Potomac 
River in Montgomery Co. and the famous Conowingo Dam bird that lingered from 
12/1/1996 to 1/18/1997. Many photos. Fine work, Dan! 



Exciting stuff. Hopefully it will hang out for a month and a half like the Conowingo bird! Please report your sightings to the MD/DCRC! Bill Chair, MD/DCRC Bill Hubick Pasadena, Maryland bill_hubick AT yahoo.com http://www.billhubick.com http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com http://www.facebook.com/MarylandBiodiversity -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html
Subject: Re: Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:21:11 -0500
Here are the non-coastal records of Kittiwakes:

Oct. 9, 1988  Choptank River near Bellevue, Talbot Co. (immature)
Oct. 19, 1996  Seneca, Montgomery Co. (adult)
Oct. 23, 1983  Hart-Miller Island, Baltimore Co. (immature)
Oct. 28, 1956  Potomac River north of Hunting Creek, DC (adult)
Nov. 1, 1985  North Beach, Calvert Co. (immature)
Nov. 7, 2014  Jug Bay, Prince George's/Anne Arundel Co. (immature)
Nov. 12, 1989  Eastern Neck NWR, Kent Co.
Nov. 17, 1979  Sandy Point, Anne Arundel Co. (immature)
Dec. 1, 1996 through Jan. 18, 1997 Conowingo Dam, Harford Co. (immature)
Dec. 13-14, 1992  Conowingo Dam (immature)
Dec. 26, 1999  Point Lookout, St. Mary's Co. (adult)
Dec. 30, 1956  Mouth of South River, Anne Arundel Co.

And:

Nov. 24-25, 2014  Sandy Point (immature)

All the records are in the fall or early winter. All are single birds. All
the birds identified as adults were associated with the Potomac River. All
the birds identified as immatures were on the Chesapeake Bay or tributaries
north of the Potomac.

If anyone has additional information please let me know.

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Eldersburg MD

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Subject: Re: Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point, 11/25
From: NervousBirds <nervousbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:59:57 -0500
Thank you Bill.

Despite the new park fees, someone should set up shop on the beach at Terrapin 
Nature Park (or maybe Hemingways?), in Queen Anne's County. No records yet, as 
far as I can tell, of Black-legged Kittiwake. 


Thanks again for the detailed report Bill.

Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to all.

Good Birding,

Dan Haas
St. Margaret's, MD

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 26, 2014, at 6:40 AM, 'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding 
 wrote: 

> 
> Hi Everyone,
> 
> I was one of the many folks fortunate enough to enjoy the BLACK-LEGGED 
KITTIWAKE found by Dan Haas on 11/24. It joined the roosting flock of 
Ring-billed Gulls on the beach minutes after I arrived at 3:15 p.m. Here are 
some notes I put together on why this sighting is awesome, which are embedded 
with this photo in the eBird report below. 

> 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20675324
> 
> *** Very rare. First-year bird found by Dan Haas on 11/24 and continuing on 
the beach, associated with the roosting flock of Ring-billed Gulls. Reviewable 
by the MD/DCRC (MD Review Code = 4A: Reviewable if seen in locations other 
than coastal Worcester County or over the ocean). The abridged MD/DCRC database 
has two previous reports for Anne Arundel Co., an unreviewable report from 
Sandy Point on 11/17/1979 (love the similar date) and a Stewart & Robbins 
report from the South River on 12/30/1956. That makes this the first documented 
record for the county when it is inevitably accepted. MD/DCRC has seven 
accepted records of the species away from the immediate coast, as well as Mikey 
Lutmerding's recent Prince George's Co. Before these two 2014 sightings, the 
last inland sighting was from Point Lookout SP, St. Mary's Co. in December 
1999. Before that there were two sightings in late 1996, one from the Potomac 
River in Montgomery Co. and the famous Conowingo Dam bird that lingered from 
12/1/1996 to 1/18/1997. Many photos. Fine work, Dan! 

> 
> > Exciting stuff. Hopefully it will hang out for a month and a half like the Conowingo bird! > > Please report your sightings to the MD/DCRC! > > Bill > > Chair, MD/DCRC > > Bill Hubick > Pasadena, Maryland > bill_hubick AT yahoo.com > http://www.billhubick.com > http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com > http://www.facebook.com/MarylandBiodiversity > -- > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. > To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com > Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html > -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html
Subject: Black-legged Kittiwake at Sandy Point, 11/25
From: "'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:40:50 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Everyone,
I was one of the many folks fortunate enough to enjoy the BLACK-LEGGED 
KITTIWAKE found by Dan Haas on 11/24. It joined the roosting flock of 
Ring-billed Gulls on the beach minutes after I arrived at 3:15 p.m.  Here are 
some notes I put together on why this sighting is awesome, which are embedded 
with this photo in the eBird report below. 

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20675324

*** Very rare. First-year bird found by Dan Haas on 11/24 and continuing on the 
beach, associated with the roosting flock of Ring-billed Gulls. Reviewable by 
the MD/DCRC (MD Review Code = 4A: Reviewable if seen in locations other than 
coastal Worcester County or over the ocean). The abridged MD/DCRC database has 
two previous reports for Anne Arundel Co., an unreviewable report from Sandy 
Point on 11/17/1979 (love the similar date) and a Stewart & Robbins report from 
the South River on 12/30/1956. That makes this the first documented record for 
the county when it is inevitably accepted. MD/DCRC has seven accepted records 
of the species away from the immediate coast, as well as Mikey Lutmerding's 
recent Prince George's Co. Before these two 2014 sightings, the last inland 
sighting was from Point Lookout SP, St. Mary's Co. in December 1999. Before 
that there were two sightings in late 1996, one from the Potomac River in 
Montgomery Co. and the famous Conowingo Dam bird that lingered from 12/1/1996 
to 1/18/1997. Many photos. Fine work, Dan!
Exciting stuff. Hopefully it will hang out for a month and a half like the Conowingo bird! Please report your sightings to the MD/DCRC! Bill Chair, MD/DCRC Bill HubickPasadena, Marylandbill_hubick AT yahoo.comhttp://www.billhubick.com http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com http://www.facebook.com/MarylandBiodiversity -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html
Subject: Assateague OSV Zone
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:32:58 -0500
Today, Jeff Culler, Joe Byrnes, and I drove the Assateague OSV Zone to the VA 
line. 

The highlights were huge numbers of Red-throated Loons flying south, a 
Parasitic Jaeger, and 68+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls (43 in one group). 

No Snowy Owls yet.

On the way back we stopped at Sandy Point and saw Dan Haas's Black-legged 
Kittiwake 😄 


Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Subject: North Point/Loch Raven/Sandy Point, 11/25/14
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:48:18 -0500
11/25/14 – 715am-755am (720am-750am at Crystal Pier)

North Point State Park, Baltimore Co., MD



WEATHER: MC, 53-54 degrees, W 10 mph



Canada Goose – 8 (along shoreline)

Gadwall – 6 (single flock flyby toward Hart-Miller Island)

Mallard – 8 (along shoreline)

Lesser Scaup – 40 (single raft)

Black Scoter – 2 (pair farther out)

Bufflehead – 22 (spread out across the bay)

Ruddy Duck – 12 (w/ raft of scaup)

Common Loon – 1

Horned Grebe – 4

Double-crested Cormorant – 13

Great Blue Heron – 1

Bald Eagle – 1 (immature over bay toward Hart-Miller Island)

Peregrine Falcon – 1 (dive bombed at 1st winter Bonaparte’s Gull)

Killdeer – 1 (frantic flight south due to passing Peregrine Falcon)

Bonaparte’s Gull – 7 (flock of 6 flyby toward Hart-Miller, 1 1st W flew S,
chased by a Peregrine)

Ring-billed Gull – 20

Herring Gull – 8

Great Black-backed Gull – 1

Rock Pigeon – 3 (single flock flyby at Crystal Pier)

Belted Kingfisher – 1 (flyby at Crystal Pier)

Northern Flicker – 1 (along entrance drive)

Blue Jay – 2 (along entrance drive)

American Crow – 1 (calling at lot overlook the bay)

Eastern Bluebird – 2 (along entrance drive)

American Robin – 11 (along entrance drive)

European Starling – 7 (single flock at lot overlook the bay)

Yellow-rumped Warbler – 1 (along entrance drive)

Song Sparrow – 1 (Crystal Pier)

White-throated Sparrow – 10 (along entrance drive)

“Slate-colored” Junco – 6 (along entrance drive)

Northern Cardinal – 6 (along entrance drive)

Red-winged Blackbird – 5 (single flock near Crystal Pier)

American Goldfinch – 4 (lot overlook the bay)

SPECIES: 33




11/25/14 – 835am-1110am

Loch Raven Reservoir—Old Picnic Area Trail, Baltimore Co., MD



WEATHER: Overcast, 52-53 degrees, WNW 6 mph- NW 8 mph

OBSERVERS: 6



Canada Goose – 52

Gadwall – 92

American Wigeon – 125

American Black Duck – 2

Northern Pintail – 1 (drake)

Redhead – 5 (3 drakes, 2 hens)

Ring-necked Duck – 139

Bufflehead – 29

Hooded Merganser – 3

Pied-billed Grebe – 4

Horned Grebe – 8

Turkey Vulture – 2

Osprey – 1

Bald Eagle – 5 (3 adults, 2 immature)

Golden Eagle – 1 (immature flyby SW)

Red-tailed Hawk – 3

Merlin – 1

Americabn Coot – 268

Ring-billed Gull – 6

Mourning Dove – 1

Belted Kingfisher – 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker – 4

Downy Woodpecker – 3

Northern Flicker – 1

Blue Jay – 6

American Crow – 8

Carolina Chickadee – 10

Tufted Titmouse – 2

Brown Creeper – 4

Carolina Wren – 3

Golden-crowned Kinglet – 4

Eastern Bluebird – 4

Hermit Thrush – 1

American Robin – 13

Northern Mockingbird – 1

European Starling – 3

Cedar Waxwing – 55 (22, 27, 6)

Song Sparrow – 1

White-throated Sparrow – 40

“Slate-colored” Junco – 12

Northern Cardinal – 2

Red-winged Blackbird – 2

American Goldfinch – 2

SPECIES: 43




11/25/14 – 1210pm-145pm

Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel Co., MD



WEATHER: MC, 53 degrees, NNW 6 mph- NW 6 mph

OBSERVERS: 6



Canada Goose – 12 (single flock flyby WSW over the bay)

Mallard – 3 (single flock flyby E over the bay)

Bufflehead – 34

Horned Grebe – 2

Double-crested Cormorant – 23

Great Blue Heron – 1

Black Vulture – 3

Turkey Vulture – 1

Bald Eagle – 1

Peregrine Falcon – 1

Black-legged Kittiwake – 1

Laughing Gull – 3

Ring-billed Gull – 156

Herring Gull – 3

Great Black-backed Gull – 3

Mourning Dove – 3

Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1

Northern Flicker – 1

Blue Jay – 4

American Crow – 1

Carolina Chickadee – 1

Carolina Wren – 1

American Robin – 32

Northern Mockingbird – 1

European Starling – 14

Yellow-rumpd Warbler – 1

White-throated Sparrow – 5

Northern Cardinal – 2

Red-winged Blackbird – 13

American Goldfinch – 2

SPECIES: 30



*After seeing the kittiwake, made a quick stop at the headquarters because
of good # of passerines near the building*



    Kevin Graff

    Jarrettsville, MD

    KeyWeststyle2001 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: "Mark S." <mdbirder AT me.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:39:25 -0800 (PST)
It was on the beach, among other gulls, from around 3:20-3:50. Just before I 
left around 4 (park closing) I could not find it among those gulls. 


Mark Schilling
Kent Island

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Subject: Re: White Pelican Jug Bay
From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:30:19 -0500
Not 100% Danny, but this would be the 274th AA County bird in eBird... a
new record for a single year... as far as I can tell!

Anyone want to chime in with official numbers?

Thank you for the excellent news!

Good Birding,

Dan Haas
St. Margaret's, MD

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 8:58 PM, 'danny bystrak' via Maryland & DC Birding <
mdbirding AT googlegroups.com> wrote:

> Sorry for the late post but there was a White Pelican floating at the
> south end of Jug Bay on Sunday (November 23, 2014) around 2:15. I went to
> get my cell phone after about 3 or 4 minutes, and when I got back at 2:25
> it was gone.
>
> Danny Bystrak
> Bristol, AA Co. MD
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Subject: eBird -- Sandy Point State Park -- Nov 25, 2014
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:17:07 -0500
huey1226
Nov 25, 2014
Sandy Point State Park
Incidental
90 Minutes
Observers: 5
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:  
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8
1 Black-legged Kittiwake -- Rare. Found yesterday and relocated today by many 
birders and many photos. 



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Subject: White Pelican Jug Bay
From: "'danny bystrak' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:58:05 +0000 (UTC)
Sorry for the late post but there was a White Pelican floating at the south end 
of Jug Bay on Sunday (November 23, 2014) around 2:15. I went to get my cell 
phone after about 3 or 4 minutes, and when I got back at 2:25 it was gone. 

Danny BystrakBristol, AA Co. MD

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Subject: Trumpeter Swan continues
From: "David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" <moulton.davidh AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:14:11 -0800 (PST)
I had to search for him, since he/she was not at the previously-reported haunt 
off the Wynnfield Drive causeway in Germantown. Today he/she was pretty far up 
the arm of Little Seneca Creek at Black Hill Regional Park, accessible from the 
east-side playground parking lot. Walk down through the woods to where the 
Canadas have gathered and look for very large white bird. Photo: 


 


Good birding.

David Moulton
Bethesda, MD

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Subject: Centennial Park
From: Matthew Addicks <turkishturkey13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:13:15 -0800 (PST)
No Ross's goose today :( the two scoters are still present and put on a great 
show. Also four buffleheads and 11 very close ruddy ducks. 

Nothing else of note.
Matthew Addicks
Abingdon MD

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Subject: Franklin's Gull - Kent County
From: Paul Budde <buddep AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:21:43 -0800 (PST)
Franklin ' s is back near the WTP, in a field on the opposite side of John 
Hanson, near Airy. It's feeding in a fairly bare field with almost 100 Ring - 
billed Gulls. Score required. 


Paul

Paul Budde
Washington,  DC
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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: Adam Parr <balaenopteron AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:39:06 -0800 (PST)
Sitting in the water just off the beach at 2:25. Being pretty cooperative. 

Adam Parr
Takoma Park

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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: David Powell <seneca.ranger AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:31:33 -0500
Pretty darn good bird for number 194

Dave Powell

On Tue, Nov 25, 2014 at 1:21 PM, Hugh David Fleischmann <
david AT macappraisals.com> wrote:

> Sitting pretty on the beach.   Awesome.  Lifer 194
>
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>
> On Nov 25, 2014, at 1:14 PM, keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com wrote:
>
> Relocated far south end of south beach near bay bridge.   - Kevin Graff
>
> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE
> network.
>   *From: *keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com
> *Sent: *Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:30 PM
> *To: *Hugh David Fleischmann; jlstasz AT aol.com
> *Cc: *NervousBirds; 
> *Subject: *Re: [MDBirding] Kittiwake at Sandy Point
>
> It now flying south of Bay Bridge on Anne Arundel side. - Kevin Graff
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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:21:21 -0500
Sitting pretty on the beach.   Awesome.  Lifer 194

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> On Nov 25, 2014, at 1:14 PM, keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com wrote:
> 
> ‎Relocated far south end of south beach near bay bridge.   - Kevin Graff
> 
> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
> From: keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com
> Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:30 PM
> To: Hugh David Fleischmann; jlstasz AT aol.com
> Cc: NervousBirds; 
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kittiwake at Sandy Point
> 
> It now flying south of Bay Bridge on Anne Arundel side. - Kevin Graff
> 

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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:14:05 -0500




Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:30:48 -0500




Subject: Tundra Swans at Turkey Pt
From: "pvaldata1 AT gmail.com" <pvaldata1@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:28:40 -0500
There is a huge raft of 2000-3000 Tundra Swans on the Northeast River side of 
Susq Flats. Best visible from lighthouse trail just before it curves toward the 
long meadow. 


Pat Valdata
Elkton, MD

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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:25:09 -0500
The Kittiwake flew off just a moment before I got here.  

H. David Fleischmann
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> On Nov 25, 2014, at 11:53 AM, "'jlstasz AT aol.com' via Maryland & DC Birding" 
 wrote: 

> 
> The kittwake is sitting on the beach. 
> 
> 
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
> 
> 
> 
> -------- Original message --------
> From: NervousBirds  
> Date: 11/25/2014 11:26 AM (GMT-05:00) 
> To: Hugh David Fleischmann  
> Cc: ""  
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kittiwake at Sandy Point 
> 
> 
> There is a group there now enjoying scoped views of the bird on the water 
now. 

> 
> Good Birding,
> 
> Dan Haas
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Nov 25, 2014, at 11:09 AM, Hugh David Fleischmann 
 wrote: 

>> 
>> If anybody is there or going there , please report. I am on the way there 
and would love some positive vibes. Thanks. 

>>  
>> H. David Fleischmann
>> President
>> MAC Appraisals, LLC
>> 12529 Greenspring Avenue
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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: "'jlstasz AT aol.com' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding@googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:53:07 -0500
The kittwake is sitting on the beach. 


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Date: 11/25/2014  11:26 AM  (GMT-05:00) 
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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Kittiwake at Sandy Point 
 
There is a group there now enjoying scoped views of the bird on the water now.

Good Birding,

Dan Haas

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If anybody is there or going there , please report.  I am on the way there and 
would love some positive vibes.  Thanks.  

 
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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: NervousBirds <nervousbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:26:57 -0500
There is a group there now enjoying scoped views of the bird on the water now.

Good Birding,

Dan Haas

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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
From: "'Leslie Starr' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:25:01 -0500
I understand it is being seen between the beach and the bridge. 

(I am no longer there.)

Leslie Starr
Baltimore 




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Subject: Kittiwake at Sandy Point
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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:09:36 -0500
If anybody is there or going there , please report.  I am on the way there
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Subject: Elkhorn cont's to Disappoint
From: Sean McGuinn <captainamerica23 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:06:29 -0800 (PST)
I've not really enjoyed Lake Elkhorn for the past two yrs or so, but a few nice 
surprises made up for a dismal morning. So thanks to the sparrows for lifting 
me up, especially the pair of Fox (Red). Also enjoyed some moments w/ a Red Fox 
and some inquisitive WT Deer. 

Waterfowl=Ugh!

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Subject: Black-legged Kittiwake this AM
From: Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:31:43 +0000 (UTC)
I decided to go by Sandy Point State Park this morning at first light, and I 
was not disappointed.  Birders were already present when I arrived, although 
it took 10 or 15 minutes for the kittiwake to join us.  I viewed the 1st 
winter Black-legged Kittiwake at close range from approximately 7:20 until 8:07 
am, and the bird was still present when I left.  I enjoyed watching and 
photographing the bird as it stood on the sand at the water's edge, perched on 
a small outcropping of rocks, and in flight over the bay.  This was really a 
great opportunity to view this species at close range.  The bird was with a 
small group of Ring-billed Gulls on the central beach, and was largely in the 
same area the entire time I was present.  Attached are a few of my favorite 
photos.  Great find Dan! Fred ShafferGlaucousGull AT verizon.netCrofton, Anne 
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Subject: RE: Kittiwake at Sandy point - flew 9:52
From: "jcdlmartin via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:16:23 -0500
It's gotta eat sometime! So glad you saw it.

Joel



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Flew south, but may well return to flock near picnic table on beach. Leslie 
Starr Baltimore > On Nov 25, 2014, at 9:43 AM, "'Leslie Starr' via Maryland & 
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Subject: Kittiwake at Sandy point - flew 9:52
From: "'Leslie Starr' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:57:11 -0500
Flew south, but may well return to flock near picnic table on beach.

Leslie Starr
Baltimore



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Subject: Franklin's Gull
From: Lynne Parks <v.lynneparks AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:47:25 -0800 (PST)
Flew in with Ring-billed Gulls in field across the road 9:35. Just over hill 
out of sight. 

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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy point
From: "'Leslie Starr' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:43:07 -0500
Here now loafing with Ring-billeds.

Leslie Starr
Baltimore


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Subject: Franklin's Gull
From: Lynne Parks <v.lynneparks AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:57:27 -0800 (PST)
Seen by Dirk Robinson at 7:10 a.m. Flew back and not seen since. I missed it by 
1 minute. 

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Subject: RE: Re: Kittiwake south bound!!
From: "jcdlmartin via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:20:18 -0500
Sorry this was the Sandy Point bird.

Joel Martin
Catonsville Md



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Kittiwake was posing nicely on the beach but flew south past the bay bridge at 
about 0805. Hope it returns. 


Joel Martin
Catonsville MD



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My fault. I was looking at possible 1st winter Bonaparte Gull with a odd dark 
smudged behind dark ear patch and more dark around edge.   This bird was 
moving fast when it was dived by peregrine. - Kevin Graff.    



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Subject: Kittiwake south bound!! 


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Immature bl kittiwake flying south along shipping channel toward bay bridge as 
seen from newly renovating pier at north point state park. Probably back to 
sandy point.   Brielfy bombed by a peregrine then a couple ringbills.   
 Dark collar, narrow tail band and M pattern visible. Lots of gulls and 
cormorants along shipping channel, got spooked by a passing peregrine going 
after the kittiwake.   Pair of Black Scoters off broken pier and frantic 
Killdeer flew south in a hurry due to passing peregrine.    Good luck!   - 
Kevin Graff.     



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Subject: RE: Re: Kittiwake south bound!!
From: "jcdlmartin via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:18:53 -0500
Kittiwake was posing nicely on the beach but flew south past the bay bridge at 
about 0805. Hope it returns. 


Joel Martin
Catonsville MD



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My fault. I was looking at possible 1st winter Bonaparte Gull with a odd dark 
smudged behind dark ear patch and more dark around edge.   This bird was 
moving fast when it was dived by peregrine. - Kevin Graff.    



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Immature bl kittiwake flying south along shipping channel toward bay bridge as 
seen from newly renovating pier at north point state park. Probably back to 
sandy point.   Brielfy bombed by a peregrine then a couple ringbills.   
 Dark collar, narrow tail band and M pattern visible. Lots of gulls and 
cormorants along shipping channel, got spooked by a passing peregrine going 
after the kittiwake.   Pair of Black Scoters off broken pier and frantic 
Killdeer flew south in a hurry due to passing peregrine.    Good luck!   - 
Kevin Graff.     



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Subject: Re: Kittiwake south bound!!
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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 08:12:43 -0500




Subject: Kittiwake at Sandy point
From: jugbayjs <JugBayJS AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:09:24 -0800 (PST)
Present now in same area as yesterday, however, bird was not here at first 
light. Flew in and joined the small group of gulls at 7:18. 


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Subject: Kittiwake south bound!!
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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:55:51 -0500




Subject: Hart-Miller Island 11/24/14
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:35:24 -0500
   Kathy Calvert and I made the circuit at Hart-Miller Island today.
Temperatures ranged from about 50-70F. It was breezy to windy from the
south all day. The warm air over the cold water of the Bay produced dense
fog early though blue sky could be seen above, clearing completely between
9 and 10 AM. It was partly cloudy most of the day with periods of bright
sun. We started a little later than usual (7:30) because of the slow trip
through the fog to get to the island. The south cell was not visible early
in the morning and we made observations there only in the afternoon.

Canada Goose  250
Mute Swan  1 adult
Tundra Swan  12
Gadwall  75
American Wigeon  5
Black Duck  125
Mallard  40
Shoveler  35
Pintail  3 adult males
Green-winged Teal  65
Ring-necked Duck  1
Lesser Scaup  30
Bufflehead  42
Hooded Merganser  33
Red-breasted Merganser  15, including two adult males
Ruddy Duck  190
Horned Grebe  1
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Blue Heron  9
Bald Eagle  3, two adults, one immature
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1 adult
Coot  65
Sandpiper, sp.  3, flew by us in the fog too fast to identify
Ring-billed Gull  50
Herring Gull  6
Great Black-back  8
Mourning Dove  14
Flicker  1, heard only
Winter Wren  2, heard only
Carolina Wren  7
Catbird  1, heard only
Mockingbird  1
Starling  23
American Pipit  8
Savannah Sparrow  9
Song Sparrow  129
Swamp Sparrow  27
White-throated Sparrow  7
Junco  10
Cardinal  6, heard only
Red-winged Blackbird  265
Pine Siskin  1
Goldfinch  10

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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy point
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:16:58 -0800 (PST)
Excellent photos Dan!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Subject: Re: Kittiwake at Sandy point
From: Dan Haas <nervousbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:08:23 -0500
Thank you Matt for getting the word out so quickly.  I was not aware that
the park closes at 4 now, due to the Lights on the Bay, but luckily Frank
Marenghi made it out to the point in time.

When I first arrived, still in my car in the parking lot nearest the
lighthouse, I noticed a flock of about 30 Ring-billed Gulls (RBGU), with
two or three young Herring Gulls and several Laughers.  Then I saw this one
bird mostly obscured by a RBGU... and I thought... whoa, that Bonaparte's
Gull looks like it has had a chunk of feathers taken out of it's neck by
some predator!

I put my bins on it, recognized it as a Kittiwake (BLKI) and immediately
parked the car, grabbed my camera and calmly walked towards the flock.

What an incredible treat to find a Life Bird in my local patch. I presume
that this might very well be Mikey Lutmerding's bird from Jug Bay earlier
this month.  The Kittiwake spent the afternoon loafing at the very tip of
the beach, at times almost falling asleep on the beach. It flew three of
four times, but immediately put back down on the beach and seemed to not
mind my presence in the slightest. I took loads of photos, and spent the
rest of the time kindly asking families and treasure hunters to not flush
the flock.  The bird appeared quite content, although a few of the RBGU's
attacked it during my visit.

All in all, one of the most enjoyable birding experiences I've had in some
time... since like, uhm.. the Franklin's Gull in Kent, or the Couch's
Kingbird in Allegheny, or the Sabine's Gull at Sandy Point...

I absolutely love fall birding in Maryland.

Here's hoping that the BLKI finds the beaches of Sandy Point an enjoyable
place to spend the next several weeks.

Good Birding,

Dan Haas
St. Margaret's, MD

Here is a link to some images of the Kittiwake:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nervousbird/sets/72157649390879336/

On Mon, Nov 24, 2014 at 3:59 PM, Matt Hafner  wrote:

> Dan Haas reports a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake sitting on the beach at
> Sandy Point in Anne Arundel right now.  Says it's point blank range!
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Subject: Lesser Black-backed Gull in Havre de Grace
From: Josh Emm <apistopanchax AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:05:13 -0500
Hey all,
I kayaked the upper bay this afternoon despite the strong southerly winds. In 
the marina, there were at least 9 Black-crowned Night-Herons and a continuing 
GREAT EGRET. Kayaking south from the Tydings boat launch, I saw a bunch of 
Ruddy Duck, but I couldn't make out the fowl between where I was kayaking and 
the shoreline to the west (ultimately swan harbor farm park). The most 
interesting sighting on the way out was 7 DUNLIN sitting on a log in the middle 
of the Susquehanna flats. 

On the way back into town, all the ducks had made their way farther out into 
the bay. As I rowed, I couldn't help flushing a couple birds which incited 
hundreds if not thousands of birds to spontaneously take flight. The bulk of 
the individuals were Ruddy Duck (2000ish) followed closely by Canvasbacks 
(1200-1500) and then Lesser Scaup (300-400). 

When I arrived back at Tydings Memorial Park, the gulls had returned to the now 
partially exposed sand flat. There were several hundred Herring Gulls and a 
couple dozen Great Black-backed Gulls. The best birds though were the 7 DUNLIN, 
2 Forster's Terns and an adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. I'm sure I missed 
something, but the sun had already set and the tide was trying to drag me back 
into the bay. I flushed the GREAT EGRET as I approached the boat launch. 


Josh Emm
HdG, MD

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Subject: Re: Ross's Goose, Whittier, Frederick
From: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:56:49 -0500
To my knowledge, the Ross's Goose wasn't seen today. I had a quick look
twice (7:30am and 4pm). There were six Cackling Geese at the Lake this
afternoon.

Thanks eBird team, for adding this location as a hotspot. I've merged all
my records from my old personal eBird location with the hotspot, now titled
Whittier Lake Park:
http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L3158522?yr=all&m=&rank=mrec&sortBy=cl
I urge visiting birders to use the hotspot to document their sightings.

Cheers
Andy Wilson, Frederick, MD

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 3:51 PM, Andy Wilson 
wrote:

> There's a Ross's Goose at Whittier pond, NW Frederick, right now (3:50pm).
> Rather few other geese.
>
> Andy Wilsin
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Subject: Trumpeter Swan in Montgomery
From: "'Michael Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:05:30 -0500
Re the Trumpeter Swan at Little Seneca Lake in Montgomery about which 
I posted today -- Hugh David Fleischman kindly reminded me that Dan 
Haas back on November 16 posted information on the origins of this 
bird.  It was hatched in Toronto, Ontario in 2013 and was tagged in 
the same place in February, 2014.

D.H. Michael Bowen
8609 Ewing Drive
Bethesda, MD  20817
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Subject: Re: Red-headed Woodpeckers, Dover Rd., Baltimore Co.
From: Nikki DeBraccio <nikki.debraccio AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:48:39 -0800 (PST)
Thanks for posting John! I visited from about 3:15 - 4:20 or so today and saw 
one adult and one immature. 


Adult: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkirae204/15870828442/

Immature: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkirae204/15870828852/  

Thanks again,
Nikki DeBraccio
Timonium, MD

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Subject: Re: Ho Co (Centennial highlights)
From: Kurt Schwarz <goawaybird AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:31:06 -0500
Both scoters have orange in the bill, though it is not obvious at any distance. 
See the close ups on my Flickr page. 


Kurt Schwarz

Ellicott City, HowCo

goawaybird at verizon dot com

> On Nov 24, 2014, at 1:14 PM, "Bonnie Ott"  wrote:
> 
> Unrelenting good luck at Centennial this morning. The Surf Scoters were still 
at the “dam” end this morning. The immature Tundra Swan flew over, Great 
Egret flying about the lake. A Merlin was cavorting over the water and 
harassing whatever it could find. The Ross’s Goose flew in right at 9:15ish 
again. 

>  
> I am assuming this is a first winter male Surf Scoter? I believe the second 
bird (Not pictured) is a female? 

>  
> https://flic.kr/p/pTNjnu (Surf Scoter)
>  
> Also at Centennial is a very tame Great Blue Heron. I was able to get a 
picture of it’s very odd barbed tongue. It’s very very strange! 

>  
> https://flic.kr/p/q7kfKm (Great Blue Heron tongue)
>  
> Bonnie Ott
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Subject: Re: North American Bird Phenology Program-- Volunteers Needed!
From: Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald2006 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:27:13 -0500
And they start you off with a really good on-line tutorial, which 
explains how to do it.

Georgia McDonald     Towson, Balt Co


On 11/24/2014 6:04 PM, Winger and June West wrote:
> I've been a volunteer for several years now (have transcribed over 
> 15,000 cards).  They have about 6 million cards to transcribe and have 
> done about 1 million so far.  These cards were filled out by observers 
> from all over North America between 1880 and 1970, thus you run across 
> very famous birders and famous (extinct) birds.  You can work from 
> your home computer and do as much or little as you want.  And/or you 
> can go to the office at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center off Powder 
> Mill Road and help there.  It's fulfilling, educational and fun!
>
> Try it, you'll like it.  See:  https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bpp/  or if 
> you have questions, call Jessica Zelt at (301) 497-5745.
>
> Winger West
> Millersville, MD
> westw AT erols.com
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Georgia McDonald" 
> 
> To: 
> Sent: Monday, November 24, 2014 4:35 PM
> Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: [PABIRDS] Volunteers Needed!
>
>
>> Any one else interested?
>>
>> Georgia McDonald    Towson, Balt Co
>>
>>
>> -------- Forwarded Message --------
>> Subject: [PABIRDS] Volunteers Needed!
>> Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:01:25 -0500
>> From: Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology 
>> Reply-To: Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology 
>> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
>>
>>
>>
>> Volunteers are needed to digitize data from the North American Bird
>> Phenology Program.
>>
>> This program ran from 1880 to 1970 and recorded millions of migration
>> dates (on handwritten cards).
>>
>> There is no way to convert this data into digital form other than 
>> manually.
>>
>> Therefore, they are looking for persons who will log on to their
>> website and transcribe the data from scanned cards into their database.
>>
>> As they are entered, the data is available to the public.
>>
>> For more information, go to www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bpp/
>>
>>
>>
>> Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
>>
>>
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Subject: North American Bird Phenology Program-- Volunteers Needed!
From: "Winger and June West" <westw AT erols.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:04:25 -0500
I've been a volunteer for several years now (have transcribed over 15,000 
cards).  They have about 6 million cards to transcribe and have done about 1 
million so far.  These cards were filled out by observers from all over 
North America between 1880 and 1970, thus you run across very famous birders 
and famous (extinct) birds.  You can work from your home computer and do as 
much or little as you want.  And/or you can go to the office at Patuxent 
Wildlife Research Center off Powder Mill Road and help there.  It's 
fulfilling, educational and fun!

Try it, you'll like it.  See:  https://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bpp/  or if you 
have questions, call Jessica Zelt at (301) 497-5745.

Winger West
Millersville, MD
westw AT erols.com

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From: "Georgia McDonald" 
To: 
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2014 4:35 PM
Subject: [MDBirding] Fwd: [PABIRDS] Volunteers Needed!


> Any one else interested?
>
> Georgia McDonald    Towson, Balt Co
>
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: [PABIRDS] Volunteers Needed!
> Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:01:25 -0500
> From: Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology 
> Reply-To: Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology 
> To: PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG
>
>
>
> Volunteers are needed to digitize data from the North American Bird
> Phenology Program.
>
> This program ran from 1880 to 1970 and recorded millions of migration
> dates (on handwritten cards).
>
> There is no way to convert this data into digital form other than 
> manually.
>
> Therefore, they are looking for persons who will log on to their
> website and transcribe the data from scanned cards into their database.
>
> As they are entered, the data is available to the public.
>
> For more information, go to www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bpp/
>
>
>
> Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology
>
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Subject: Fwd: [PABIRDS] Volunteers Needed!
From: Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald2006 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:35:36 -0500
Any one else interested?

Georgia McDonald    Towson, Balt Co


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Subject: 	[PABIRDS] Volunteers Needed!
Date: 	Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:01:25 -0500
From: 	Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology 
Reply-To: 	Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology 
To: 	PABIRDS AT LIST.AUDUBON.ORG



Volunteers are needed to digitize data from the North American Bird
Phenology Program.

This program ran from 1880 to 1970 and recorded millions of migration
dates (on handwritten cards).

There is no way to convert this data into digital form other than manually.

Therefore, they are looking for persons who will log on to their
website and transcribe the data from scanned cards into their database.

As they are entered, the data is available to the public.

For more information, go to www.pwrc.usgs.gov/bpp/



Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology



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Subject: Kittiwake at Sandy point
From: Matt Hafner <hafner.matt AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:59:26 -0500
Dan Haas reports a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake sitting on the beach at 
Sandy Point in Anne Arundel right now. Says it's point blank range! 


Good birding!

Matt Hafner 
Forest Hill, MD

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Subject: Re: Trumpeter Swan in Germantown
From: John Dicken <rjdicken AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:54:46 -0800 (PST)
On Monday, November 24, 2014 2:44:00 PM UTC-5, MikeBowen wrote:
> Since posting the sighting of an adult Trumpeter Swan in Little 
> Seneca Lake, Germantown, I have discovered how to go about finding 
> where a particular Trumpeter may have been tagged:  there's an 
> organization known as The Trumpeter Swan Society, whose web site is 
> www.trumpeterswansociety.org.
> 
> These folks recommend that they be informed of the details of 
> sightings and that the sightings also be reported to the U.S. 
> Geological Survey Bird Banding Lab. (BBL).  Specifically:
> 
> >"All marked swans should be reported to the USGS Bird Banding Lab.
> >You may email details of your sighting to BBL AT usgs.gov
> >.
> >The Bird Banding Lab has an easy online form 
> >(http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/homepage/recwobnd.cfm) for you to 
> >report a marked bird as well. The silver leg band can rarely be read 
> >on a live bird, but can provide
> >valuable information when a dead bird is found.This is the primary 
> >place to report sightings; we appreciate a copy of your details."
> 
> In this case, I'll send in the reports and if and when I receive 
> details, I'll pass them on here.  From reading explanations of 
> banding codes on the web site, I can already see that the Germantown 
> bird was tagged in Ontario, but exactly when and where I don't know yet.
> 
> Mike Bowen
> Bethesda, MCD
> 
> 
> 
> D.H. Michael Bowen
> 8609 Ewing Drive
> Bethesda, MD  20817
> Telephone: (301) 530-5764
> e-mail:  dhmbowenATyahooDOTcom

This Facebook post has more background on the Germantown Trumpeter Swan after 
the initial sightings around Nov. 15, including the original contact with the 
person who banded it in Toronto and pictures of it as a juvenile (born in Feb. 
2013). https://www.facebook.com/groups/MDBirding/permalink/637194583056806/ 


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Subject: Ross's Goose @ Centennial
From: "'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:55:45 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,  Fourth time's a charm, had the Ross's present from 12:15 to 1:25pm 
when I had to leave.  It mostly stay in the western wildlife end of the 
lake.The usual crowd of geese & ducks present. Thanks to John M. who programmed 
my camera-much appreciated from a fellow birder! 

D.Ford/Bethesda, Md

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Subject: Trumpeter Swan in Germantown
From: "'Michael Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:44:00 -0500
Since posting the sighting of an adult Trumpeter Swan in Little 
Seneca Lake, Germantown, I have discovered how to go about finding 
where a particular Trumpeter may have been tagged:  there's an 
organization known as The Trumpeter Swan Society, whose web site is 
www.trumpeterswansociety.org.

These folks recommend that they be informed of the details of 
sightings and that the sightings also be reported to the U.S. 
Geological Survey Bird Banding Lab. (BBL).  Specifically:

>"All marked swans should be reported to the USGS Bird Banding Lab.
>You may email details of your sighting to BBL AT usgs.gov
>.
>The Bird Banding Lab has an easy online form 
>(http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/BBL/homepage/recwobnd.cfm) for you to 
>report a marked bird as well. The silver leg band can rarely be read 
>on a live bird, but can provide
>valuable information when a dead bird is found.This is the primary 
>place to report sightings; we appreciate a copy of your details."

In this case, I'll send in the reports and if and when I receive 
details, I'll pass them on here.  From reading explanations of 
banding codes on the web site, I can already see that the Germantown 
bird was tagged in Ontario, but exactly when and where I don't know yet.

Mike Bowen
Bethesda, MCD



D.H. Michael Bowen
8609 Ewing Drive
Bethesda, MD  20817
Telephone: (301) 530-5764
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Subject: Trumpeter Swan, Germantown, Montgomery County
From: "'Michael Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:15:57 -0500
I caught up with the Trumpeter Swan, previously reported by several 
people here, at around 1:15 pm today, November 24.  It was in a cove 
of Little Seneca Lake just off Wisteria Drive, where I believe it was 
also seen a few days ago.

It's extremely tame and easy to photograph.  It has yellow tags on 
both wings -- one plainly reads "M78."  Perhaps someone here knows 
how to look this up in a directory of waterfowl?

I'll post photos to my Flickr site later today.

Michael Bowen
Bethesda

D.H. Michael Bowen
8609 Ewing Drive
Bethesda, MD  20817
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Subject: Re: Franklin's Gull in Kent County
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:41:39 -0500
I picked a gorgeous day to go looking for the Franklin's Gull.
Unfortunately, when I got there 9:30ish, I didn't see it. The near pond had
a number of Bonaparte's Gulls in it, and there were a few gulls visible in
the far pond, but my scope wasn't good enough to make out any details.
Nothing flying back there looked any different from anything else, as far
as I could tell. A few gulls were dispersing into the surrounding fields,
so it may have gone sightseeing. I did see a nice flock of about 20
American Pipits.

This was kind of a scary place to go birding--I heard numerous gunshots in
rapid succession from hunters in the field across the road. I have no idea
how far a bullet will travel, but if they were aiming at geese between them
and me, it was too close for comfort. It was so windy I had to huddle
behind my car to stabilize the scope, but I didn't spend much time there.

On the way down, in Kennedyville, I spotted one white goose mixed in with a
largish flock of Canada Geese, but on the way back I couldn't relocate it
because of sun glare on the pond. I also stopped to scan an enormous flock
of blackbirds. The grackles were spectacular in the sunlight, but it was
somewhat distressing to see how many cowbirds were mixed in. There were
smaller numbers of starlings and red-wings, and I hope there were Rusty
Blackbirds in there as well, but none that were obvious. Nothing had a
yellow head, either. It was dizzying to be among the swirl when they flew
from one side of the road to the other right over me. I think my car was
unscathed, but I went to a car wash anyway when I got back to Elkton.

So, no life gull for me today (what else is new? I also missed the Sabine's
at Conowingo Dam a few years back), but it was a stunning day to be out
birding, and way more comfy than last week.

Pat Valdata
Elkton, MD

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Subject: Ho Co (Centennial highlights)
From: "Bonnie Ott" <Bonnieott AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:14:24 -0500
Unrelenting good luck at Centennial this morning. The Surf Scoters were still 
at the “dam” end this morning. The immature Tundra Swan flew over, Great 
Egret flying about the lake. A Merlin was cavorting over the water and 
harassing whatever it could find. The Ross’s Goose flew in right at 9:15ish 
again. 


I am assuming this is a first winter male Surf Scoter? I believe the second 
bird (Not pictured) is a female? 


https://flic.kr/p/pTNjnu (Surf Scoter)

Also at Centennial is a very tame Great Blue Heron. I was able to get a picture 
of it’s very odd barbed tongue. It’s very very strange! 


https://flic.kr/p/q7kfKm (Great Blue Heron tongue)

Bonnie Ott 

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Subject: Cackling & Greater White-fronted Goose (2) at Broadford Lake
From: JB Churchill <jchurchi AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:53:22 -0500
Hi,

     I re-found the 2 Greater White-fronted Geese at Broadford Lake this
morning on my lunch break (previously found by Chad Fike and reported to
eBird by himself and a few others). There were also at least 2 Cackling
Geese and what looks to me (though I will solicit opinions after I process
my photos) like a hybrid Canada x Blue Snow Goose with a dark patch on the
eye and just looking slightly too large (IMO) for a regular Blue Goose.

Good Birding,

-- 
John B. Churchill
Frostburg, MD
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Subject: Birds
From: "MICHAEL L. SMITH" <ospreys AT erols.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:18:48 -0500
*Yesterday I had a Winter wren checking out. for what ever, it went into 
my Bluebird box, there for about 4 sec. came out checked bushes and 
left. Altogether about
12 sec.    Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, female in Magnolia Tree, did not go 
to feeders. Purple Finch, one female. Gold Finches 10, Red Bellied 
Woodpecker male, 1st one in
over two months. Very shy, most be new. I had many late spring that had 
young. Female has been coming for about a month. Ruby Crowned Kinglet. 
For the 1st time
  in over a year I had Goldfinches going to my thistle feeder.
*
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New Windsor, Maryland

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Subject: Re: Couch's Kingbird
From: Marcy Stutzman <marciastutzman AT netscape.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:27:47 -0800 (PST)
Regarding "for Winger West & Dave Brenneman"

There are also quite of few other birders who are there and all getting good 
views. 


Forgot my signature block:

Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Subject: Re: Couch's Kingbird
From: Marcy Stutzman <marciastutzman AT netscape.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:24:01 -0800 (PST)
11:00-11:15 am: Couch's Kingbird. 200 yards on Mason , north of intersection 
with Old Mount Pleaseant along the stream bed. 


For Winger West & Dave Brenneman

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Subject: Green-winged teal - kenilworth aquatic gardens
From: Daniel Rauch <danrauch11 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:33:29 -0500
There is a pair of green-winged teal at KAG. Take the river trail. The are in 
the small mallow marsh between the river trial and route 50 with a small group 
of mallards. 


Also 5 male buffleheads at Langston golf course, just north of Benning Road

Dan Rauch
Washington, DC

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Subject: trumpeter swan
From: lydiaschindler AT verizon.net
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:49:30 -0600 (CST)




Subject: FRanklins gull
From: David Powell <seneca.ranger AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:21:23 -0500
On bank in the front pond.

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Subject: Couch's Kingbird
From: Howard Patterson <howard21042 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:42:59 -0500
If anyone is going to try for the kingbird today and wouldn't mind company 
please let me know approximately when you will be there. I missed it yesterday 
morning on my way to Deep Creek Lake and may like to try one more time. 


Thanks.
Howard
Howard21042  AT verizon.net
410-736-3064

Howard Patterson
Ellicott City, MD
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Subject: Red-headed Woodpeckers, Dover Rd., Baltimore Co.
From: John Boo <johnrichardboo AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:32:17 -0800 (PST)
The Red-headed Woodpeckers are back (or perhaps they never left) at the same 
spot along Dover Road where they spent last winter. Watched an adult and 2 
immatures, up high in the dead trees, then down low by the road, on the fence 
post, flying in across the fields from the west late morning today. Location is 
roughly a mile south of Tufton, I stopped beside the Poplar Ridge sign today. 


John Boo 
Baltimore Co.  

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Subject: Re: Susquehanna flats today
From: Dave Littlepage <d.littlepage AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 17:58:25 -0800 (PST)
On Sunday, November 23, 2014 7:29:26 PM UTC-5, Pat Valdata, Elkton wrote:
> There were large rafts of waterfowl visible fro Swan Harbor Farms and 
Perryville Park this afternoon. I could hear Tundra Swans but left the house 
without a scope today, so don't know what else was there. Estimate a few 
thousand birds. 

> 
> 
> Pat Valdata
> Elkton, MD

I viewed the flats from both Tydings Marina and Swan Harbor today and you're 
right , there were large rafts of waterfowl but perhaps the most impressive 
were the numbers of Tundra Swans. The line of swans on the water stretched 
across the Bay and even with a scope was difficult to estimate its numbers as 
the birds were not easily discernable as individuals, instead they appeared as 
a solid white line stretching towards Turkey Pt. Cecil, County. I have attached 
a link to my E-Bird list from Swan 
Harbor.http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S20649550 



Dave Littlepage
Abingdon, MD    

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Subject: Re: Couch's present now
From: Rob Hilton <rob.hilton.2010 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:47:24 -0800 (PST)
We first noted the bird between 2:05 and about 2:08 pm, and last saw it at 
about 2:20 or 2:25 right after clouds covered the sun again. It was flying from 
branches 5-30 feet above the ground, swooping up or down and then landing on 
another perch. For a few minutes it was next to Old Mount Pleasant Road. It 
wasn't more than a hundred-ish yards north of this road while we observed it. 


Rob Hilton
Silver Spring

On Sunday, November 23, 2014 2:16:24 PM UTC-5, Rob Hilton wrote:
> East side of mason road fields just along and north of old mt pleasant rd. 
 silent.  With Ted Nichols and Lisa Shannon. 

> 
> 
> Rob Hilton
> Silver Spring

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Subject: Susquehanna flats today
From: "pvaldata1 AT gmail.com" <pvaldata1@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:29:07 -0500
There were large rafts of waterfowl visible fro Swan Harbor Farms and 
Perryville Park this afternoon. I could hear Tundra Swans but left the house 
without a scope today, so don't know what else was there. Estimate a few 
thousand birds. 


Pat Valdata
Elkton, MD

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