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Double-crested Cormorant,©Barry Kent Mackay

31 Jul Harford snow goose [Matthew Addicks ]
31 Jul Re: BIRD SURVEY: JBWS and WOOTEN'S LANDING [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
31 Jul BIRD SURVEY: JBWS and WOOTEN'S LANDING [Karen Caruso ]
31 Jul Common Ravens over BWI [Edward Boyd ]
31 Jul Yellow-cr Night-Herons and Little Blue Heron at Hughes Hollow [Michael Welch ]
31 Jul Hughes Hollow and Violette's Lock Today [Kurt Schwarz ]
31 Jul RE: Red Bat, Wooton's Landing [Dorothy Paugh ]
30 Jul Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
30 Jul Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues ["'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
30 Jul Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues [Robin H ]
30 Jul What do birders do at the shore? [Karen Caruso ]
30 Jul Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues [Kurt Schwarz ]
30 Jul RE: Red Bat, Wooton's Landing ["Marcia Watson" ]
30 Jul RE: Mystery Thrasher at Blue Mash ["Marina True" ]
30 Jul Re: Red Bat, Wooton's Landing ["'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
30 Jul Red Bat, Wooton's Landing [Kurt Schwarz ]
30 Jul Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues ["Jlstasz via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
30 Jul Re: Mystery Thrasher at Blue Mash [world oceans ]
30 Jul Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
30 Jul Re: Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD [Kurt Schwarz ]
30 Jul Mystery Thrasher at Blue Mash [mz_annethrope ]
30 Jul Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues [Kurt Schwarz ]
30 Jul Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues [Joe Hanfman ]
30 Jul Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
30 Jul Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues [Mark Rositol ]
30 Jul Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues ["'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
30 Jul Fwd: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues [Joe Hanfman ]
30 Jul Re: Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
29 Jul White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues [Frederick Fallon ]
29 Jul Godwit no, Stilt Sp's yes at North Beach marsh this AM [Frederick Fallon ]
29 Jul Ho Co( Long-legged Wader bonanza) [Karl Krueger ]
29 Jul Ho Co( Long-legged Wader bonanza) ["Bonnie Ott" ]
29 Jul Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD [Karl Krueger ]
29 Jul Out of area ... Bombay Hook ["Jim Wilson" ]
29 Jul Neotropic Cormorant, Black-crowned NightHeron and Great Egrets _ C&O Canal [Lucy Uncu ]
29 Jul Re: Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
29 Jul Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD ["maryatodd2 via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
29 Jul Re: Poplar Island Tour [Paul Marban ]
29 Jul Fwd: DC Area, 7/29/2014 []
29 Jul Poplar Island Tour [Matthew Juskowich ]
29 Jul Re: Peregrines and Pigeons Pandemonium Silver Spring MD 7/17/14 [Deborah Rice ]
29 Jul Cave Swallow at Crystal Spring Farm, Annapolis 28 Jul [Marshall Iliff ]
28 Jul Call for Volunteers [Patricia Valdata ]
28 Jul Re: NeCo Violettes Lock [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
28 Jul Hart-Miller Island, 07/28/14 [Kevin Graff ]
28 Jul Dickcissel, Bullfrog Road, Carroll County, July 28 [Jim Wilkinson ]
28 Jul Violette's Lock (MoCo) and Plum Point (Calvert) ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
28 Jul Re: Hughes Hollow today ["David L. Crooks" ]
28 Jul NeCo Violettes Lock [Betsy Bangert ]
28 Jul Poplar Island, Jul 28, 2014 [Joe Hanfman ]
28 Jul Hughes Hollow today [Duvall Sollers ]
28 Jul Terrapin Nature Park (birds + cicadas and Monarch Butterflies) [Karen Caruso ]
28 Jul American Avocet at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel County [Matt Hafner ]
28 Jul White Ibis []
28 Jul Juv. BC Heron - DC ["'Jason DC' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Jul Point Lookout SP- St. Mary's County [Keith Maley ]
27 Jul Swan Harbor Farm [Patricia Valdata ]
27 Jul Ho Co (Shorebirds) ["Bonnie Ott" ]
27 Jul Burke Mississippi kite [Christine Ley ]
27 Jul White Ibis. McKee Beshers. ["maryatodd2 via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Jul Re: Neotropical Cormorant [Adam Beidler ]
27 Jul NECO search Monday? ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Jul White ibis & little blue heron @ Hughes Hollow - Mont Co [Dave Roberts ]
27 Jul Hooded Merg - DC ["'Jason Berry' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Jul Neotropical Cormorant [Birding ]
27 Jul Hooded Merganser in DC repost for Jason Berry [Rob Hilton ]
26 Jul Neotropic Cormorant and Little Blue Heron - photos [Lucy Uncu ]
26 Jul Neotropic Cormorant at Violette's Lock [Wayne Baumgartner ]
26 Jul Neotropic near Pennyfield ~1pm [Suzanne Scherping ]
26 Jul White Ibis at Assateague [Tim Carney ]
26 Jul Re: Trout Run Tonight ["'Aaron Graham' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
26 Jul Neotropic Cormorant July 26 [Rob Hilton ]
26 Jul Re: WHIB's and DICK's in WOCO [Bob Ringler ]
26 Jul Juv. white ibis at McKee-Beshers WMA ["'Noah Kahn' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
26 Jul Neotropic Corm--Yes 07-26-14 [Dan Small ]
25 Jul Re: Trout Run Tonight ["'Aaron Graham' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]

Subject: Harford snow goose
From: Matthew Addicks <turkishturkey13 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:02:07 -0700 (PDT)
The snow goose is still present at the pond on 12 stones road in Abingdon
Matt Addicks
Abingdon Md

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Subject: Re: BIRD SURVEY: JBWS and WOOTEN'S LANDING
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:26:31 -0400
White Ibis still present. She is at back of pond.  Perched close to shore.  

H. David Fleischmann
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> On Jul 31, 2014, at 12:45 PM, Karen Caruso  wrote:
> 
> Good survey this morning: a couple of participants continued to Wooten's 
Landing in search of the White Ibis (found- along with a number of other good 
species). Wooten's Landing is part of JBWS as is the Glendening Preserve and 
the Wetlands Park. 

> 
> Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel, US-MD
> Jul 31, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     Species list  Cool morning: sunshine, no wind
> 39 species
> 
> Wood Duck  29
> Double-crested Cormorant  4
> Great Blue Heron  4
> Great Egret  6
> Turkey Vulture  1
> Osprey  12
> Bald Eagle  1
> Spotted Sandpiper  1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
> Mourning Dove  1
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
> Chimney Swift  6
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
> Acadian Flycatcher  1
> Eastern Kingbird  1
> White-eyed Vireo  1
> Red-eyed Vireo  1
> Blue Jay  1
> American Crow  1
> Tree Swallow  1
> Bank Swallow  15
> Barn Swallow  1
> Tufted Titmouse  1
> Carolina Wren  1
> Eastern Bluebird  1
> American Robin  1
> Brown Thrasher  1
> Northern Mockingbird  1
> Common Yellowthroat  2
> Yellow Warbler  1
> Eastern Towhee  1
> Chipping Sparrow  1
> Northern Cardinal  1
> Indigo Bunting  1
> Red-winged Blackbird  1
> Common Grackle  1
> American Goldfinch  1
> 
> 
> Patuxent River Park--Wooton's Landing, Anne Arundel, US-MD
> Jul 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     Species list: hot, sunny
> 25 species
> 
> Great Blue Heron  1
> Great Egret  2
> Little Blue Heron  3
> Green Heron  1
> White Ibis  1     Continuing rarity
> Black Vulture  1
> Osprey  1
> Spotted Sandpiper  1
> Solitary Sandpiper  1
> Chimney Swift  1
> Belted Kingfisher  1
> American Crow  1
> Barn Swallow  1
> Carolina Wren  1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
> Gray Catbird  1
> Common Yellowthroat  1
> Eastern Towhee  1
> Chipping Sparrow  1
> Song Sparrow  1
> Northern Cardinal  1
> Blue Grosbeak  1
> Indigo Bunting  1
> Red-winged Blackbird  1
> American Goldfinch  1
> 
> Next survey scheduled for August 14
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Subject: BIRD SURVEY: JBWS and WOOTEN'S LANDING
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:45:00 -0700 (PDT)
Good survey this morning: a couple of participants continued to Wooten's 
Landing in search of the White Ibis (found- along with a number of other good 
species). Wooten's Landing is part of JBWS as is the Glendening Preserve and 
the Wetlands Park. 


Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel, US-MD
Jul 31, 2014 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Species list  Cool morning: sunshine, no wind
39 species

Wood Duck  29
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Great Blue Heron  4
Great Egret  6
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  12
Bald Eagle  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Acadian Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
White-eyed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  1
Tree Swallow  1
Bank Swallow  15
Barn Swallow  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  1
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
Yellow Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  1
American Goldfinch  1


Patuxent River Park--Wooton's Landing, Anne Arundel, US-MD
Jul 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Species list: hot, sunny
25 species

Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  2
Little Blue Heron  3
Green Heron  1
White Ibis  1     Continuing rarity
Black Vulture  1
Osprey  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Chimney Swift  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
American Crow  1
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Wren  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Gray Catbird  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
American Goldfinch  1

Next survey scheduled for August 14

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Subject: Common Ravens over BWI
From: Edward Boyd <edboyd59 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:37:09 -0400
As I write this, there are 3 Common Ravens riding a thermal right over the
center of the airport. I have never had one here even though they are seen
frequently a little east and northeast of here.

Ed Boyd
Westminster, MD

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Subject: Yellow-cr Night-Herons and Little Blue Heron at Hughes Hollow
From: Michael Welch <mjwelch244 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:35:06 -0400
This morning at Hughes Hollow (McKee-Beshers WMA), Montgomery County, I had
four Yellow-crowned Night-Herons fly over noisily at the little
dog-training pond, west of the large western impoundment.  Three of them,
two juv and one adult, landed in dead trees.  I also saw the juvenile
Little Blue Heron near the main trail entrance.  No sign of a White Ibis.

I also stopped at the Polo fields along Hughes Road and scanned from the
road.  Lots of Killdeer and Horned Larks, but nothing else of note.

Mike Welch
Frederick

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Subject: Hughes Hollow and Violette's Lock Today
From: Kurt Schwarz <krschwa1 AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:34:32 -0400
This morning a single first year Little Blue Heron was present at Hughes
Hollow.  And lots of Green Herons.  A fly over Pectoral Sandpiper was a nice
treat, too.  No sign of any ibis, guess I was a few days too late.

I popped by Violette's and scanned 2-3 dozen cormorants, but could not turn
up the Neotropic.  A dozen and half over against the Virginia shore were
flushed by a canoeist, and 8 or so swam up stream. But all seemed same size
and gular patch was as per Double-crested.

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
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Subject: RE: Red Bat, Wooton's Landing
From: Dorothy Paugh <aldopaugh AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:37:51 -0400
Here's a great pic of an Eastern red bat taken by Stephen J. Davies four years 
ago at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center South tract. Red bats roost alone on 
trees so have not been decimated by White Nose Syndrome. 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chlorophonia/4416383755/

From: marshwren50 AT comcast.net
To: jovet AT aol.com; goawaybird AT verizon.net; mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
Subject: RE: [MDBirding] Red Bat, Wooton's Landing
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:00:14 -0400

The couple of times that I have observed Red Bats in the daytime (on Elk Neck 
in Cecil County and at White Clay Creek in Delaware) I have been struck by how 
transparent the wings appear against the sky. The light came right through the 
wings. 


 Marcia________________________Marcia WatsonBowie, MDmarshwren50 AT comcast.net 
From: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com [mailto:mdbirding AT googlegroups.com] 

Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:20 PM
To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Red Bat, Wooton's Landing At least one of these Red 
Bats was present Monday July 28, about 7 pm (ie near sunset) at Wooton's. We 
noted a bat that was quite ruddy-red, not brown, with dark wings. I felt it was 
a bit larger than the more common (Little Brown Bat) that we normally see in 
our area (south AA County). I didn't know the name, but it was unusual. I'm 
pretty sure, from your description and googling it, that this was a Red Bat. 
There may have been two - several bats were flying at sundown - but I am only 
certain of one. 


I take it these are fairly unusual? 

Joanne

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West River, MD  -----Original Message-----
From: Kurt Schwarz 
To: MDBirding 
Sent: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 5:10 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Red Bat, Wooton's LandingI forgot to add, while at 
Wooton's Landing, roughly 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. I observed a Red Bat in flight. I 
cannot recall if it was before or after I found the White Ibis about 1:30. I 
saw a red "bird" flying away, redder on the body than wings, ruling out Scarlet 
Tanager, and had me thinking Summer Tanager. It seemed to have a short or no 
tail. A short time later, it or another came overhead, with a distinct bat-like 
outline, and the light came on, a day-flying Red Bat. This is the first and 
only that I have ever observed, and found quite surprising a mid-day. Kurt 
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Subject: Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:23:38 -0400
I will be there around 1230 pm if you would like some help locating or just 
another pair of eyes. I have never been there either. My name is David and if 
you will be there around 1230 please call or text. My number is 410-598-9292. 
Happy Birding. 


H. David Fleischmann
MAC Appraisals, LLC
410-598-9292
410-363-1935


> On Jul 30, 2014, at 10:06 PM, Robin H  wrote:
> 
>> On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:24:14 PM UTC-4, Frederick Fallon wrote:
>> The imm White Ibis was still at Wooten's Landing at noon today. If coming up 
from the s. parking area, it was best seen from the trail from really the last 
possible view of the wetland, past the observation 

>> deck, where a tiny "gut" opens out into the open water. With him was an ad 
Little Blue Heron - common for AA but unusual on the Patuxent side. 

>> 
>> 
>> Fred
>> Fallon
>> Huntingtown
> 
> Hello All,
> 
> Was hoping to get out to the Lake tomorrow. Is anyone planning on going and 
if so what time? I've read the string of posts & it seems that finding the 
correct spot could be difficult. Hoping to be able to get a sighting. 

> 
> Thanks!
> Robin
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Subject: Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: "'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:05:11 -0400 (EDT)
 The White Ibis seems to hang with a few Little Blue Herons and a Great Egret 
(or two). Tonight they were fairly far back away from the mown path, and on the 
right, in the "pond" (marshy area), opposite the little boardwalk (boardwalk on 
left, shallow, open "pond" on right). 


Finding the "pond" really isn't that difficult - it's the only open water on 
the right, on the lower trail. The birds can really be anywhere in there - if 
you don't see them on the "upper" end (the first part you come to), keep going, 
looking to your right. When the pond turns into woodlands, you're at the end of 
possible ibis territory. Wooton's is really a simple place - just sometimes 
hard to describe. 


In other words, if you go, from the parking lot, walk downhill, past the 
pumphouse and ignore the left turn. Keep walking straight - keep looking right, 
and when you see the big white birds, start looking for the ibis! ;-) 


Joanne

Joanne Howl, DVM
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West River, MD


 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Robin H 
To: mdbirding 
Cc: fwfallon ; fwfallon 
Sent: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 10:12 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues


On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:24:14 PM UTC-4, Frederick Fallon wrote:
> The imm White Ibis was still at Wooten's Landing at noon today. If coming up 
from the s. parking area, it was best seen from the trail from really the last 
possible view of the wetland, past the observation
>  deck, where a tiny "gut" opens out into the open water. With him was an ad 
Little Blue Heron - common for AA but unusual on the Patuxent side.
> 
> 
> Fred
>  Fallon
> Huntingtown

Hello All,

Was hoping to get out to the Lake tomorrow. Is anyone planning on going and if 
so what time? I've read the string of posts & it seems that finding the correct 

spot could be difficult. Hoping to be able to get a sighting. 

Thanks!
Robin

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Subject: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: Robin H <computerlady43 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:06:33 -0700 (PDT)
On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 10:24:14 PM UTC-4, Frederick Fallon wrote:
> The imm White Ibis was still at Wooten's Landing at noon today. If coming up 
from the s. parking area, it was best seen from the trail from really the last 
possible view of the wetland, past the observation 

> deck, where a tiny "gut" opens out into the open water. With him was an ad 
Little Blue Heron - common for AA but unusual on the Patuxent side. 

> 
> 
> Fred
>  Fallon
> Huntingtown

Hello All,

Was hoping to get out to the Lake tomorrow. Is anyone planning on going and if 
so what time? I've read the string of posts & it seems that finding the correct 
spot could be difficult. Hoping to be able to get a sighting. 


Thanks!
Robin

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Subject: What do birders do at the shore?
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:30:15 -0700 (PDT)
Ocean City--Skimmer Island, Worcester, US-MD
Jul 30, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Species list
17 species

Double-crested Cormorant  
Brown Pelican  
Great Egret  
Snowy Egret  
Osprey  
American Oystercatcher  
Ruddy Turnstone  
Sanderling  
Short-billed Dowitcher  
Ring-billed Gull  
Great Black-backed Gull  
Common Tern  
Royal Tern  
Sandwich Tern  
Fish Crow  
Tree Swallow  
Barn Swallow  

Assateague SP--Causeway, Worcester, US-MD
Jul 30, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Species list
12 species

Great Egret  
Little Blue Heron  
Cattle Egret  
Glossy Ibis  (immature)
Killdeer  
Greater Yellowlegs  
Willet  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Eastern Kingbird  
Gray Catbird  
Common Yellowthroat  
Boat-tailed Grackle  

Truitts Landing, Worcester, US-MD
Jul 30, 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Species list:
12 species

Great Egret  
Snowy Egret  
Spotted Sandpiper  
Lesser Yellowlegs  
Sanderling  
Least Sandpiper  
Semipalmated Sandpiper  
Common Tern  
American Kestrel  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Swamp Sparrow Size coloration and habitat consistent with Swamp Sparrow. 
Sightings within the last month at Chincoteague and Accomac. 

Boat-tailed Grackle  

Figgs Landing, Worcester, US-MD
Jul 30, 2014 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Species list:
10 species

Canada Goose  
Pied-billed Grebe  
Black Vulture  
Turkey Vulture  
Short-billed Dowitcher  
Ring-billed Gull  
American Crow  
Tree Swallow  
Barn Swallow  
European Starling  






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Subject: Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: Kurt Schwarz <goawaybird AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:32:08 -0400
Note, it is SANDS Road, not Sand.  And despite going by it twice, I never
found the viewing platform.


Kurt Schwarz

From:  KS 
Date:  Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:42 PM
To:  James Bell , MDBirding

Cc:  Fred Fallon 
Subject:  Re: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues

Set your GPS or navigation system to 4628 Sand Rd.  The access to Wooton's
Landing is on the right side as you head east (I think) a short distance
past 4628, which is in a trailer park. The parking area is signed and will
hold easily half a dozen vehicles or more.  Follow grassy gravel road to
fenced area with white building, apparently a pumping station. Bear right.
Look for open water on the right.  The ibis has not been frequenting the
first portion you encounter.  It is hanging around the last portion.  If you
get back into woods you've gone to far.

Note, this is one BIG pond, not multiple, but there are 2 or 3 spots where
there is a break in the vegetation so you can view the water.

I found it at 1:30 p.m. today, after having walked right by the spot looking
for a viewing platform.  Apparently it is very well concealed.

In short, once you hit the water on the right, scan, then continue along the
path, scannning at every opportunity, until you run out of water.  It was
not present at first, but finally appeared, then popped up on a snag and
stayed.

Thank you Joe and Elaine for your assistance!

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard
Goawaybird at verizon dot net.

From:  MDBirding 
Reply-To:  James Bell 
Date:  Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:23 PM
To:  MDBirding 
Cc:  Fred Fallon 
Subject:  Re: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues

Having never been to Wooton's Landing, can someone help with instructions on
where to park? I'm assuming access is via the southern perimeter road off of
Sands Road. Is there just that little parking area on the SE corner of the
property?

Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland

  
 
 
 

   From: Mark Rositol 
 To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
Cc: fwfallon AT ymail.com; fwfallon AT ymail.com
 Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:14 PM
 Subject: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
  
 

Continuing at 3PM. Perching on stump next to Snowy Egret. First big pond on
right.

Mark Rositol
Fort Washington,  MD




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Subject: RE: Red Bat, Wooton's Landing
From: "Marcia Watson" <marshwren50 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:00:14 -0400
The couple of times that I have observed Red Bats in the daytime (on Elk
Neck in Cecil County and at White Clay Creek in Delaware) I have been struck
by how transparent the wings appear against the sky. The light came right
through the wings.

 

Marcia

________________________

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Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:20 PM
To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Red Bat, Wooton's Landing

 

At least one of these Red Bats was present Monday July 28, about 7 pm (ie
near sunset) at Wooton's.  We noted a bat that was quite ruddy-red, not
brown, with dark wings.  I felt it was a bit larger than the more common
(Little Brown Bat) that we normally see in our area (south AA County).   I
didn't know the name, but it was unusual.  I'm pretty sure, from your
description and googling it, that this was a Red Bat.  There may have been
two - several bats were flying at sundown - but I am only certain of one.  

I take it these are fairly unusual? 

Joanne

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

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Kurt Schwarz 
To: MDBirding 
Sent: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 5:10 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Red Bat, Wooton's Landing

I forgot to add, while at Wooton's Landing, roughly 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. I
observed a Red Bat in flight.  I cannot recall if it was before or after I
found the White Ibis about 1:30. I saw a red "bird" flying away, redder on
the body than wings, ruling out Scarlet Tanager, and had me thinking Summer
Tanager. It seemed to have a short or no tail.  A short time later, it or
another came overhead, with a distinct bat-like outline, and the light came
on, a day-flying Red Bat.  This is the first and only that I have ever
observed, and found quite surprising a mid-day.

 

Kurt Schwarz

Ellicott City, Howard County

Goawaybird at verizon dot net

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Subject: RE: Mystery Thrasher at Blue Mash
From: "Marina True" <truebluetwo AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:46:11 -0400
Well it could have been a juvenile Sage Thrasher, the only problem being that 
it looked just like A Brown Thrasher (size of bird, shape of beak) only with 
the wrong color and markings. Mind you, I expect to see Brown Thrashers so I 
may be forcing everything into that expectation. 


Marina True

Silver Spring

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Of world oceans 

Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 4:47 PM
To: mz_annethrope
Cc: MDBirding
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Mystery Thrasher at Blue Mash

Ebird does not show any records of Curve-bills in the mid-Atlantic region but 
there have been wanderers at the outer edges of the central and western U.S. 
There are records of Sage Thrasher in Delaware, New Jersey and No. Carolina. 


James Gibson
Silver Spring

On 7/30/14, mz_annethrope  wrote:
> I saw an odd Thrasher at Blue Mash this morning in the hedge 
> surrounding the fence about the maintenance facility.It was about the 
> same size as a Brown Thrasher and looked similar having the same 
> piercing yellow eyes, but it was a dull brown in color and, most 
> important, had virtually no streaking on its breast. I didn't hear its 
> voice and didn't have a camera with me. Any ideas about what it might be?
>
> No, it wasn't a Northern Mockingbird. What it looked most like is a 
> juvenile Curve-billed Thrasher, but I have never heard of one in Montgomery 
County. 

>
> Otherwise a good day for birding at Blue Mash with Prairie Warbler, 
> Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellowthroats, Blue Birds, Chat, 
> Cedar Waxwings, normal Brown Thrashers and a whole lot more.
>
> Marina True
>
> Silver Spring
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Subject: Re: Red Bat, Wooton's Landing
From: "'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:19:35 -0400
 At least one of these Red Bats was present Monday July 28, about 7 pm (ie near 
sunset) at Wooton's. We noted a bat that was quite ruddy-red, not brown, with 
dark wings. I felt it was a bit larger than the more common (Little Brown Bat) 
that we normally see in our area (south AA County). I didn't know the name, but 
it was unusual. I'm pretty sure, from your description and googling it, that 
this was a Red Bat. There may have been two - several bats were flying at 
sundown - but I am only certain of one. 


I take it these are fairly unusual? 

Joanne

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

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Kurt Schwarz 
To: MDBirding 
Sent: Wed, Jul 30, 2014 5:10 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Red Bat, Wooton's Landing



I forgot to add, while at Wooton's Landing, roughly 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. I 
observed a Red Bat in flight. I cannot recall if it was before or after I found 
the White Ibis about 1:30. I saw a red "bird" flying away, redder on the body 
than wings, ruling out Scarlet Tanager, and had me thinking Summer Tanager. It 
seemed to have a short or no tail. A short time later, it or another came 
overhead, with a distinct bat-like outline, and the light came on, a day-flying 
Red Bat. This is the first and only that I have ever observed, and found quite 
surprising a mid-day. 



Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
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Subject: Red Bat, Wooton's Landing
From: Kurt Schwarz <krschwa1 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:10:03 -0400
I forgot to add, while at Wooton's Landing, roughly 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. I
observed a Red Bat in flight.  I cannot recall if it was before or after I
found the White Ibis about 1:30. I saw a red "bird" flying away, redder on
the body than wings, ruling out Scarlet Tanager, and had me thinking Summer
Tanager. It seemed to have a short or no tail.  A short time later, it or
another came overhead, with a distinct bat-like outline, and the light came
on, a day-flying Red Bat.  This is the first and only that I have ever
observed, and found quite surprising a mid-day.

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard County
Goawaybird at verizon dot net


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Subject: Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: "Jlstasz via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:54:23 -0400
Hi Folks!
 
The trail is a big loop. The pond is about one-quarter of the way around  
the loop trail from the parking lot. Just past the wastewater pumping  
station is a deadend spur that goes left and down to the Patuxent River where  
there are a couple picnic tables and a canoe dock. About 100 yards past the  
pumping station the largest pond becomes visible on your right. This pond  is 
irregular in shape and two portions are visible from the trail. The White  
Ibis has been favoring the northern portion that has many small stumps. The  
viewing platform does not face the pond, but is on the west side of the  
trail.
 
http://www.aacounty.org/recparks/parks/community/wootonlanding.cfm
 
Jim
 
Jim Stasz
North Beach MD
_jlstasz AT aol.com_ (mailto:jlstasz AT aol.com) 
 
 
In a message dated 7/30/2014 3:42:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
goawaybird AT verizon.net writes:

Set your GPS or navigation system to 4628 Sand Rd.  The access to  Wooton's 
Landing is on the right side as you head east (I think) a short  distance 
past 4628, which is in a trailer park. The parking area is signed and  will 
hold easily half a dozen vehicles or more.  Follow grassy gravel  road to 
fenced area with white building, apparently a pumping station. Bear  right.  
Look for open water on the right.  The ibis has not been  frequenting the 
first portion you encounter.  It is hanging around the  last portion.  If you 
get back into woods you've gone to far.


Note, this is one BIG pond, not multiple, but there are 2 or 3 spots  where 
there is a break in the vegetation so you can view the water.


I found it at 1:30 p.m. today, after having walked right by the spot  
looking for a viewing platform.  Apparently it is very well  concealed. 


In short, once you hit the water on the right, scan, then continue along  
the path, scannning at every opportunity, until you run out of water.  It  
was not present at first, but finally appeared, then popped up on a snag and  
stayed.


Thank you Joe and Elaine for your assistance!


Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard
Goawaybird at verizon dot net.


From: MDBirding <_mdbirding AT googlegroups.com_ 
(mailto:mdbirding AT googlegroups.com) >
Reply-To: James Bell <_jtylerbell AT yahoo.com_ (mailto:jtylerbell AT yahoo.com) >
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:23  PM
To: MDBirding <_mdbirding AT googlegroups.com_ 
(mailto:mdbirding AT googlegroups.com) >
Cc: Fred Fallon <_fwfallon AT YMAIL.COM_ (mailto:fwfallon AT YMAIL.COM) >
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at  Wooten's Landing continues




 
 
Having never been to Wooton's Landing, can someone help with  instructions 
on where to park? I'm assuming access is via the southern  perimeter road 
off of Sands Road. Is there just that little parking area on  the SE corner of 
the property?


Tyler  Bell
_jtylerbell AT yahoo.com_ (mailto:jtylerbell AT yahoo.com) 
California,  Maryland



 
  
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Cc: _fwfallon AT ymail.com_ (mailto:fwfallon AT ymail.com) ; _fwfallon AT ymail.com_ 
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Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:14  PM
Subject: [MDBirding] Re:  White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues


Continuing at 3PM. Perching on stump next to  Snowy Egret. First big pond 
on right.

Mark  Rositol
Fort Washington,  MD  





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Subject: Re: Mystery Thrasher at Blue Mash
From: world oceans <world.oceans7 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:46:31 -0400
Ebird does not show any records of Curve-bills in the mid-Atlantic
region but there have been wanderers at the outer edges of the central
and western U.S. There are records of Sage Thrasher in Delaware,  New
Jersey and No. Carolina.

James Gibson
Silver Spring

On 7/30/14, mz_annethrope  wrote:
> I saw an odd Thrasher at Blue Mash this morning in the hedge surrounding the
> fence about the maintenance facility.It was about the same size as a Brown
> Thrasher and looked similar having the same piercing yellow eyes, but it was
> a dull brown in color and, most important, had virtually no streaking on its
> breast. I didn't hear its voice and didn't have a camera with me. Any ideas
> about what it might be?
>
> No, it wasn't a Northern Mockingbird. What it looked most like is a juvenile
> Curve-billed Thrasher, but I have never heard of one in Montgomery County.
>
> Otherwise a good day for birding at Blue Mash with Prairie Warbler,
> Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellowthroats, Blue Birds, Chat, Cedar
> Waxwings, normal Brown Thrashers and a whole lot more.
>
> Marina True
>
> Silver Spring
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Subject: Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:31:20 -0700
Thanks, Joe and Kurt! Pretty much where I thought but if I try for this on a 
lunch break, I don't want to be wasting time. 



Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland


________________________________
 From: Kurt Schwarz 
To: James Bell ; "mdbirding AT googlegroups.com" 
 

Cc: "fwfallon AT ymail.com"  
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:42 PM
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
 


Set your GPS or navigation system to 4628 Sand Rd. The access to Wooton's 
Landing is on the right side as you head east (I think) a short distance past 
4628, which is in a trailer park. The parking area is signed and will hold 
easily half a dozen vehicles or more. Follow grassy gravel road to fenced area 
with white building, apparently a pumping station. Bear right. Look for open 
water on the right. The ibis has not been frequenting the first portion you 
encounter. It is hanging around the last portion. If you get back into woods 
you've gone to far. 


Note, this is one BIG pond, not multiple, but there are 2 or 3 spots where 
there is a break in the vegetation so you can view the water. 


I found it at 1:30 p.m. today, after having walked right by the spot looking 
for a viewing platform. Apparently it is very well concealed. 


In short, once you hit the water on the right, scan, then continue along the 
path, scannning at every opportunity, until you run out of water. It was not 
present at first, but finally appeared, then popped up on a snag and stayed. 


Thank you Joe and Elaine for your assistance!

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard
Goawaybird at verizon dot net.



From:  MDBirding 
Reply-To:  James Bell 
Date:  Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:23 PM
To:  MDBirding 
Cc:  Fred Fallon 
Subject:  Re: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues


Having never been to Wooton's Landing, can someone help with instructions on 
where to park? I'm assuming access is via the southern perimeter road off of 
Sands Road. Is there just that little parking area on the SE corner of the 
property? 



Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland


________________________________
 From: Mark Rositol 
To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com 
Cc: fwfallon AT ymail.com; fwfallon AT ymail.com 
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:14 PM
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
 

Continuing at 3PM. Perching on stump next to Snowy Egret. First big pond on 
right. 


Mark Rositol
Fort Washington, MD




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Subject: Re: Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD
From: Kurt Schwarz <goawaybird AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:28:34 -0400
Actually, the gular can be viewed from very far away, I was able to discern
it from half a mile through heat shimmer.  However, that was with a scope.
Peer hard!!!!

Kurt Schwarz

From:  MDBirding 
Reply-To:  James Bell 
Date:  Wednesday, July 30, 2014 8:48 AM
To:  MDBirding 
Subject:  Re: [MDBirding] Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo
Co, MD

A scope is absolutely necessary to ID this bird. The snags are about 50-100
yards out in the river and the difference in size isn't always that obvious.
The difference in the gular pouch is even less obvious without the
magnification afforded by scope views.
 
Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland

  
 
 
 

   From: Karl Krueger 
 To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
 Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:10 PM
 Subject: [MDBirding] Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD
  
 

So how far is this snag from the shore? Do you need binoculars to see him
well?

And every time I go to Riley's the Black-crowned Night Herons are NOT there
:>(

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Subject: Mystery Thrasher at Blue Mash
From: mz_annethrope <truebluetwo AT earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:13:54 -0700 (PDT)
I saw an odd Thrasher at Blue Mash this morning in the hedge surrounding the 
fence about the maintenance facility.It was about the same size as a Brown 
Thrasher and looked similar having the same piercing yellow eyes, but it was a 
dull brown in color and, most important, had virtually no streaking on its 
breast. I didn't hear its voice and didn't have a camera with me. Any ideas 
about what it might be? 


No, it wasn't a Northern Mockingbird. What it looked most like is a juvenile 
Curve-billed Thrasher, but I have never heard of one in Montgomery County. 


Otherwise a good day for birding at Blue Mash with Prairie Warbler, 
Prothonotary Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Yellowthroats, Blue Birds, Chat, Cedar 
Waxwings, normal Brown Thrashers and a whole lot more. 


Marina True

Silver Spring

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Subject: Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: Kurt Schwarz <goawaybird AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:42:50 -0400
Set your GPS or navigation system to 4628 Sand Rd.  The access to Wooton's
Landing is on the right side as you head east (I think) a short distance
past 4628, which is in a trailer park. The parking area is signed and will
hold easily half a dozen vehicles or more.  Follow grassy gravel road to
fenced area with white building, apparently a pumping station. Bear right.
Look for open water on the right.  The ibis has not been frequenting the
first portion you encounter.  It is hanging around the last portion.  If you
get back into woods you've gone to far.

Note, this is one BIG pond, not multiple, but there are 2 or 3 spots where
there is a break in the vegetation so you can view the water.

I found it at 1:30 p.m. today, after having walked right by the spot looking
for a viewing platform.  Apparently it is very well concealed.

In short, once you hit the water on the right, scan, then continue along the
path, scannning at every opportunity, until you run out of water.  It was
not present at first, but finally appeared, then popped up on a snag and
stayed.

Thank you Joe and Elaine for your assistance!

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard
Goawaybird at verizon dot net.

From:  MDBirding 
Reply-To:  James Bell 
Date:  Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:23 PM
To:  MDBirding 
Cc:  Fred Fallon 
Subject:  Re: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues

Having never been to Wooton's Landing, can someone help with instructions on
where to park? I'm assuming access is via the southern perimeter road off of
Sands Road. Is there just that little parking area on the SE corner of the
property?

Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland

  
 
 
 

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 To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
Cc: fwfallon AT ymail.com; fwfallon AT ymail.com
 Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:14 PM
 Subject: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
  
 

Continuing at 3PM. Perching on stump next to Snowy Egret. First big pond on
right.

Mark Rositol
Fort Washington,  MD




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Subject: Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:33:04 -0400
Tyler,
Put 4637 Sands Rd, Harwood 20776 into your GPS. That will get you close to
the parking lot on the SE corner of the property. Walk down the gravel &
grass road and turn right when you get to a fork about 1/2 mile down.  The
WHIB is in the last pond that is visible on the right. You will pass a
small boardwalk platform on your left just before you get to the last
visible pond.


On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 3:23 PM, 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC
Birding  wrote:

> Having never been to Wooton's Landing, can someone help with instructions
> on where to park? I'm assuming access is via the southern perimeter road
> off of Sands Road. Is there just that little parking area on the SE corner
> of the property?
>
> Tyler Bell
> jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
> California, Maryland
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> *To:* mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
> *Cc:* fwfallon AT ymail.com; fwfallon AT ymail.com
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:14 PM
> *Subject:* [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
>
> Continuing at 3PM. Perching on stump next to Snowy Egret. First big pond
> on right.
>
> Mark Rositol
> Fort Washington,  MD
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Subject: Re: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:23:44 -0700
Having never been to Wooton's Landing, can someone help with instructions on 
where to park? I'm assuming access is via the southern perimeter road off of 
Sands Road. Is there just that little parking area on the SE corner of the 
property? 



Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland


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Cc: fwfallon AT ymail.com; fwfallon AT ymail.com 
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:14 PM
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
 

Continuing at 3PM. Perching on stump next to Snowy Egret. First big pond on 
right. 


Mark Rositol
Fort Washington, MD




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Subject: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: Mark Rositol <mrositol510 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:14:43 -0700 (PDT)
Continuing at 3PM. Perching on stump next to Snowy Egret. First big pond on 
right. 


Mark Rositol
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Subject: Re: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: "'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:35:27 -0400
 Thrilled for the photo and the confirmation! We (Jon Ranson and I) first saw 
this bird on the evening of Monday Jul 28. The White Ibis was with a flock of 
TEN little blue herons (1 blue, rest white) and one Great Egret. As the sun 
set, over a dozen green herons flew in, along with one black crowned night 
heron. 


We had a Little Blue Heron here in the spring, and a Glossy Ibis stopped by 
last year in late summer/early fall. Have never seen as many waders here as on 
Monday Jul 28, though. 


Joanne

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

 

 

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From: Frederick Fallon 
To: mdbirding 
Sent: Tue, Jul 29, 2014 10:24 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues






The imm White Ibis was still at Wooten's Landing at noon today. If coming up 
from the s. parking area, it was best seen from the trail from really the last 
possible view of the wetland, past the observation deck, where a tiny "gut" 
opens out into the open water. With him was an ad Little Blue Heron - common 
for AA but unusual on the Patuxent side. 



Fred Fallon
Huntingtown





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Subject: Fwd: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:26:28 -0400
The immature White Ibis continues at Wootens Landing.
The Glossy Ibis at the North Beach marsh is now visible.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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> last possible view of the wetland, past the observation deck, where a tiny=
> "gut" opens out into the open water. With him was an ad Little Blue Heron =
> - common for AA but unusual on the Patuxent side.
> 
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> Huntingtown
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Subject: Re: Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 05:48:16 -0700
A scope is absolutely necessary to ID this bird. The snags are about 50-100 
yards out in the river and the difference in size isn't always that obvious. 
The difference in the gular pouch is even less obvious without the 
magnification afforded by scope views. 



Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland


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Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 9:10 PM
Subject: [MDBirding] Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD
 


So how far is this snag from the shore? Do you need binoculars to see him well?

And every time I go to Riley's the Black-crowned Night Herons are NOT there :>(


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Subject: White Ibis at Wooten's Landing continues
From: Frederick Fallon <fwfallon AT ymail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:24:09 -0700
The imm White Ibis was still at Wooten's Landing at noon today. If coming up 
from the s. parking area, it was best seen from the trail from really the last 
possible view of the wetland, past the observation deck, where a tiny "gut" 
opens out into the open water. With him was an ad Little Blue Heron - common 
for AA but unusual on the Patuxent side. 


Fred Fallon
Huntingtown

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Subject: Godwit no, Stilt Sp's yes at North Beach marsh this AM
From: Frederick Fallon <fwfallon AT ymail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:12:10 -0700
This AM at 9 AM there were many shorebirds and egrets at the North Beach marsh, 
but less variety. I counted thus: 


Gr Egret 9
Snowy Egret 75(!)
Killdeer 14
Semi-palm Plover 5
"peep" 80, of which I could make out only Semi-palm's - no Least or Western 
that I could tell 

STILT SANDPIPER 2
Least Tern 11
Forster's Tern 8
Laughing Gull 1

Returning this pm  AT  ~ 7:30 I found the mix about the same, but reduced numbers 
of the Snowy Eg's, while Semi-palm Plovers up at ~ 8. The Stilt Spr's were 
gone; the terns nearly all gone. 


Fred Fallon
Huntingtown

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Subject: Ho Co( Long-legged Wader bonanza)
From: Karl Krueger <kruegerk54 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:52:15 -0400
Hi Bonnie,
Some great shots. Yes that is a juvenile YCNH. Compare with this guy I
found last year at Chincoteague. He has that characteristic bill.

http://www.pbase.com/kvogelphoto/image/155359678


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Subject: Ho Co( Long-legged Wader bonanza)
From: "Bonnie Ott" <Bonnieott AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:42:40 -0400
I arrived at work this morning just in time to see 3 Great Egrets fly into the 
pond behind the Columbia REI. This afternoon I visited Meadowbrook Park and had 
2 Great Blues, 1 adult Black-crowned and 10+ Green Herons. I found this young 
Night Heron which I believe is a Yellow-crowned. They are unusual in Howard and 
we have no breeding records. This bird flew well so might have come from out of 
Howard (wouldn’t I LOVE to confirm it as a breeding bird here!) I have zero 
experience with young Yellow-crowned ... I have posted 4 pictures to flickr and 
would love a confirm or correct. 


https://flic.kr/p/oua8yb 

Thanks! Bonnie Ott

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Subject: Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD
From: Karl Krueger <kruegerk54 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:10:37 -0400
So how far is this snag from the shore? Do you need binoculars to see him
well?

And every time I go to Riley's the Black-crowned Night Herons are NOT there
:>(

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Subject: Out of area ... Bombay Hook
From: "Jim Wilson" <wlsngang AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:10:04 -0400
I visited Bombay Hook this morning outside of Dover. Please stop reading if you 
don’t care. 


The North winds appeared to have caused significant migration. There were 
thousands of shorebirds, mostly Short-billed Dowitchers and Semipalmated 
Sandpipers, a few Least Sandpipers and Western Sandpipers (I did not see the 
later but Taylor told me he saw a few), the usual Avocets and Black-necked 
Stilts, one Solitary and a few Yellowlegs. Taylor (another birder from 
Maryland) graciously pointed out the Stilt Sandpipers and then he counted 37 in 
view. 


I think the best birds were 2 Bobolinks that we found at Taylors Gut (just 
North of Bombay Hook.) Also of note, if you keep going North on Rt. 9, the 
Cliff Swallows are still nesting under the first bridge you come to. It crosses 
the Smyrna River. You can get really great views if you turn right immediately 
after you cross the bridge. 


Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant, Black-crowned NightHeron and Great Egrets _ C&O Canal
From: Lucy Uncu <unculp AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:43:22 -0400
As numerous people have reported, the Neotropic Cormorant continues to hang
out near Violette's Lock, usually on the snag directly opposite the grassy
area upstream from Violette's.  A Black-crowned Night Heron was seen again
at the quarry pond above Riley's Lock and 15 Great Egrets and 2 Great Blue
Herons were feasting on the fish and crayfish forced into the dwindling
water filled area of the pond above Pennyfield.
Lucy Uncu
Falls Church

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Subject: Re: Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:04:56 -0400
I want to thank Mary for personally showing me the exact spot where the Neo was 
literally hanging out on a snag. It is kind gracious people like Mary that keep 
novice birders like myself extremely interested in this incredible hobby. Thank 
you very much. 


H. David Fleischmann
MAC Appraisals, LLC
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410-363-1935


> On Jul 29, 2014, at 2:09 PM, "maryatodd2 via Maryland & DC Birding" 
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> 
> About half way between Violette's and Riley's. With DCs on snag. 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Germantown MD
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Subject: Neptropic Cormorant present Violette's Lock, Mo Co, MD
From: "maryatodd2 via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:09:02 -0400
About half way between Violette's and Riley's. With DCs on snag. 

Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Re: Poplar Island Tour
From: Paul Marban <paul.marban07 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:16:55 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Matthew!

Glad to see your message! I am currently working on Poplar Island now with USGS 
and USFWS studying common and least tern nesting success. We could probably 
have you tag along if you would like to come out with us! My USFWS contact is 
Pete McGowan. Shoot him an email at peter_c_mcgowan AT fws.gov. Let me know if you 
have questions and I can lead you in the right direction! 


Take care.

On Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:31:45 PM UTC-4, Matthew Juskowich wrote:
> Hi MD Birders, my names Matthew Juskowich. Im a birder from PA. I just found 
out about poplar island last night and how much it has grown over the years. 
seems like a really nice place to go birding. I was wondering if there was a 
opening for this weekend or my bday weekned Aug 30th-Aug31st? Also if any of 
you are nice and kind, and by chance cannot go if already booked a tour could 
you keep me in mind. Much Appreciated!!! 

> 
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> Best Regards,
> 
> Matthew
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Subject: Fwd: DC Area, 7/29/2014
From: lydiaschindler AT verizon.net
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:15:03 -0500 (CDT)




Subject: Poplar Island Tour
From: Matthew Juskowich <juskowichm AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:31:45 -0700 (PDT)
Hi MD Birders, my names Matthew Juskowich. Im a birder from PA. I just found 
out about poplar island last night and how much it has grown over the years. 
seems like a really nice place to go birding. I was wondering if there was a 
opening for this weekend or my bday weekned Aug 30th-Aug31st? Also if any of 
you are nice and kind, and by chance cannot go if already booked a tour could 
you keep me in mind. Much Appreciated!!! 


Best Regards,
Matthew
Jusko88 AT yahoo.com

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Subject: Re: Peregrines and Pigeons Pandemonium Silver Spring MD 7/17/14
From: Deborah Rice <drice AT obesity.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:54:31 -0700 (PDT)
On Thursday, July 24, 2014 1:30:04 PM UTC-4, Don Simonson wrote:
> Peregrine Falcons (3). I was finishing an errand in downtown Silver Spring 
near Colesville Road and Spring Street(Montgomery County) last Thursday 
7/17.... 


I was glad to read your post, Don...it confirmed what I think I've been seeing 
out of my 13th floor cube window. I'm at 8757 Georgia Avenue, right next to the 
Sheraton & I have a great view of the tree-filled surrounding neighborhoods 
across Spring Street from my building. I often see the pigeons but on occasion 
a different flight will catch my attention...more purposeful, predatory. It 
MUST be the falcons I'm spotting. I keep a small pair of binoculars in my desk 
but never have them handy when a falcon passes. NOW I will. 


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Subject: Cave Swallow at Crystal Spring Farm, Annapolis 28 Jul
From: Marshall Iliff <marshall.iliff AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:07:01 -0400
MD Birders,

Very rare for July, and very surprising at this location. Full details in
my eBird list:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19251931

I'll be looking for it in the morning and will post if I relocate it. I
suspect it may have moved on to the NE.

Best,

Marshall Iliff

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Subject: Call for Volunteers
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:48:33 -0400
It’s that time of year again when I ask for volunteers to help at Cecil
County’s Turkey Point Hawk Watch. This will be our 21st year! We always
start the season with a birdwalk at Elk Neck State Park, led by the
peerless Sean McCandless, and that will be on Saturday, August 30.



We start hawk watching officially on Tuesday, September 2, and continue
through Thanksgiving weekend. If you can help out, whether for one day or
many, I would be most grateful! We try to staff the Hawk Watch every day
from 9 a.m.-12 noon at minimum, and we encourage you to come earlier or
stay later if you can.



Please let me know if you can help out and if so, what your preferred
days/dates would be.



Thank you very much,

Pat Valdata
Elkton, MD

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Subject: Re: NeCo Violettes Lock
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:41:09 -0400
Good day. Can someone please direct me to the closest locale to find the 
NeoTropical Corm. at Violettes Lock. I have never been to the locale. If anyone 
is going Tuesday around Noon please hit me up on cell 410-598-9292. Thank you. 


H. David Fleischmann
MAC Appraisals, LLC
410-598-9292
410-363-1935


> On Jul 28, 2014, at 6:36 PM, Betsy Bangert  wrote:
> 
> The Neotropic Cormorant was still present as of 6:20 pm on a snag in the 
river between Violettes and Rileys Locks with 5 Double-crested cormorants. 
Great looks at a state bird! 

> 
> Betsy Bangert
> Ocean Pines, MD
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Subject: Hart-Miller Island, 07/28/14
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:59:58 -0400
07/28/14 – 705am-3pm

Hart-Miller Island, Essex, Baltimore Co., MD



WEATHER: MC/Fair, 73-82 degrees, W 8K- W 14K, Gust 25K

OBSERVERS: Kevin Graff, Bob Ringler



Canada Goose – 134

Wood Duck – 5

American Black Duck – 7

Mallard – 41

Green-winged Teal – 1 (hen)

Ruddy Duck – 4

Pied-billed Grebe – 2

Double-crested Cormorant – 57

Great Blue Heron – 17

Great Egret – 1

*LITTLE BLUE HERON – 2 (immature)

*TRICOLORED HERON – 1 (immature)

Turkey Vulture – 1

Osprey – 10

Bald Eagle – 1

Peregrine Falcon – 1

American Coot – 2

*SEMIPALMATED PLOVER – 1

Killdeer – 6

*AMERICAN AVOCET – 1

Spotted Sandpiper – 6

*SOLITARY SANDPIPER – 2

Lesser Yellowlegs – 10

Semipalmated Sandpiper – 5

Least Sandpiper – 27

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER – 3

*SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER – 2 (atlantic)

Laughing Gull – 21

Ring-billed Gull – 368

Herring Gull – 12

*LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL – 1 (HY)

Great Black-backed Gull – 131

Least Tern – 46

Caspian Tern – 425

Common Tern – 1

Mourning Dove – 6

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 3

Chimney Swift – 2

Acadian Flycatcher – 1

Eastern Kingbird – 7

Purple Martin – 238

N Rough-winged Swallow – 1

Tree Swallow – 154

Bank Swallow – 241

Barn Swallow – 53

Carolina Chickadee – 2

Carolina Wren – 8

Marsh Wren – 3

Gray Catbird – 6

Northern Mockingbird – 5

European Starling – 255

Common Yellowthroat – 50

Yellow Warbler – 2

Song Sparrow – 3

Northern Cardinal – 9

Blue Grosbeak – 3

Indigo Bunting – 4

Red-winged Blackbird – 98

Common Grackle – 17

Brown-headed Cowbird – 25

Orchard Oriole – 8

House Finch – 7

American Goldfinch – 9

SPECIES: 63      INDIVIDUALS: 2575


MAMMALS

Red Fox – 2

Raccoon (fresh tracks)

WT Deer (fresh tracks)



REPTILES

Eastern Box Turtle – 1



AMPHIBIANS

American Toad – 1

Fowler’s Toad – 6



BUTTERFLIES

Black Swallowtail – 4

Spicebush Swallowtail – 1

Cabbage White – 5

Orange Sulphur – 40

Clouded Sulphur – 1

Clouded/Orange – 2 (female white form)

Pearl Crescent – 1

Common Buckeye – 5

Eastern Tailed Blue – 2

Gray Hairstreak – 2

Monarch – 1

Silver-spotted Skipper – 8

Sachem – 1

Least Skipper – 1



DRAGONFLIES

Dragonflies sp – 1500 (lack of time)



     Kevin Graff

     Jarrettsville, MD

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Subject: Dickcissel, Bullfrog Road, Carroll County, July 28
From: Jim Wilkinson <lakekoshare AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:38:05 -0700 (PDT)
I saw one male Dickcissel along Bullfrog Road this afternoon. It was perched on 
an electric wire about halfway between Route 140 and the Monocacy River. 


Jim Wilkinson
Columbia, MD

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Subject: Violette's Lock (MoCo) and Plum Point (Calvert)
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:31:57 -0700
Jane Kostenko and I were in Bethesda this morning, on time despite an accident 
on the beltway that snarled traffic on the north side outer loop. After Jane's 
MRI and CT scan, we drove to Violette's Lock arriving at about 12:45. Jan 
Braumuller was there and we walked together to the first path north of the 
picnic tables near the water. We scoped upriver and the nearest cormorants were 
all double-crested. Scanning further upriver, there was a diagonal snag with 
about 6 DCCOs. One bird got nudged off the top and swam around and perched on a 
snag that was barely above the water. It was the Neotropic Cormorant. A DCCO 
came around and obligingly perched next it allowing excellent side-by-side 
comparison views. We walked a bit further upriver to get better scope views. We 
left around 1:25 and ran into Lydia Schindler who had just arrived from Hughes 
Hollow where she reported no White Ibis. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19249355


So, we decided to head toward home stopping at our friend's beach cottage at 
Plum Point in Calvert County. This is a private community with no public 
parking. Anyway, our friend Marty was at home and we sat on the beach chatting. 
As we looked just to the north (south side of the Breezy Point inlet), there 
was a nice collection of gulls and terns but what blew our minds were the three 
American Avocets sitting in the surf! Close scrutiny of the flock turned up a 
Bonaparte's Gull! I kept scanning but didn't find anything else of major 
import. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19249401

Now we're relaxing at home with the AC off and the windows wide open listening 
to a Wood Thrush singing. Ahhh, summer polar vortex! 


Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland


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 From: Janbraumuller 
To: James Tyler Bell  
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 10:06 AM
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] NECO search Monday?
 


Tyler,
Thanks for your reply. I usually walk for an hour before I start birding. I am 
trying to coordinate this outing with a medical appt. in Rockville at 3:30. So 
we may very well be at Violette's around the same time. I'll call your cell.  
Best, Jan 


Sent from my iPad

On Jul 28, 2014, at 9:32 AM, James Tyler Bell  wrote:


Jan:
>
>
>My wife is having an MRI in Bethesda followed by a CT scan. Theoretically, 
we'll be done by noon and at Violette's around 12:30. My cell is 301-904-8354. 
We'll have a scope along but we will likely be there after you. 

>
>Tyler
>
>
>
>________________________________
> From: Janbraumuller 
>To: James Tyler Bell  
>Sent: Monday, July 28, 2014 8:39 AM
>Subject: Re: [MDBirding] NECO search Monday?
> 
>
>
>Tyler,
>I hope to get out there later this am. after having dipped on three attempts 
Thurs. and Fri., 

>It would be nice to see it today. I do not have a scope. cell: 571-225-4406.
>best,
>Jan Braumuller
>Arlington VA
>
>Sent from my iPad
>
>
>
>
>On Jul 27, 2014, at 12:45 PM, "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" 
 wrote: 

>
>
>Jane Kostenko and I are going to look for the Neotropic Cormorant on Monday. 
If anyone else is going to look for it, we could share cell numbers offline. 

>>
>>
>>Tyler Bell
>>jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
>>California, Maryland
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Subject: Re: Hughes Hollow today
From: "David L. Crooks" <davidlcrooks AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:38:47 -0400
Very nice to hear the Great Egrets are there!  I hope they stay around
until this weekend when check on the other sunflower fields in the area...

David L. Crooks



On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 3:19 PM, Duvall Sollers 
wrote:

> Had a nice mid day visit to Hughes Hollow today.  At 11:30 am, the White
> Phase Little Blue Heron was quite close in the impoundment to the right as
> you enter from the parking lot.  Was not able to locate the White Ibis even
> though it had been seen earlier in the morning.
>
> Lots of Great Blues, half a dozen Great Egrets, at least four Green
> Herons, plus a pair of Kingfishers made it an enjoyable morning.  Stayed
> for about 2 hours.  Nothing else particularly interesting showed up.
>
> Good Birding,
>
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> Hereford, MD
> Baltimore County
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Subject: NeCo Violettes Lock
From: Betsy Bangert <elizabetsy111 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:36:54 -0400
The Neotropic Cormorant was still present as of 6:20 pm on a snag in the river 
between Violettes and Rileys Locks with 5 Double-crested cormorants. Great 
looks at a state bird! 


Betsy Bangert
Ocean Pines, MD

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Subject: Poplar Island, Jul 28, 2014
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:26:07 -0400
We had an excellent trip to Poplar Island today. A few highlights are:
The female* King Eider* continues. She was on the small rock jetty that is
WSW of the island. When the bus stopped she swan out into the bay. Will
probably return to this same area.
5 *Black Tern*s. A photo on one of them is at
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55023563 AT N08/14583819047/in/photostream/
*SANDWICH TERN* - Spotted by eagle eyed Barry Cooper about a mile away.
Good scope views. Hard to photograph the bird at this distance but
hopefully I got it  -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55023563 AT N08/14583993667/in/photostream/


The entire list is below.

Poplar Island, Talbot, US-MD
Jul 28, 2014 9:10 AM - 12:56 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments:     
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.7.5 48 species (+1 other taxa) American Black Duck 8 Mallard 162 Close estimate King Eider 1 Continuing female on the west side, on and around the off shore rocks Surf Scoter 6 Exact count Black Scoter 2 Exact count Ruddy Duck 4 Double-crested Cormorant 1500 Conservative estimate Great Blue Heron 18 Great Egret 1 Snowy Egret 14 Cattle Egret 17 Black-crowned Night-Heron 2 Osprey 29 Bald Eagle 2 Black-necked Stilt 7 Expected American Avocet 92 Counted by 2's Semipalmated Plover 13 Killdeer 15 Spotted Sandpiper 3 Willet (Eastern) 1 Lesser Yellowlegs 7 Stilt Sandpiper 9 Least Sandpiper 190 Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 225 Western Sandpiper 1 Short-billed Dowitcher 15 Short-billed Dowitcher (Atlantic) 1 Laughing Gull 80 Ring-billed Gull 10 Herring Gull (American) 325 Great Black-backed Gull 175 Least Tern 150 Conservative estimate, one flock of about 80 Caspian Tern 12 Black Tern 5 Exact count. BLTe_MD_Talb_2014-0728_2865 Common Tern 300 Conservative estimate, nesting Forster's Tern 40 Royal Tern 6 Sandwich Tern 1 Spotted by Barry Cooper. Overall very pale, larger than adjacent COTE, smaller than adjacent ROYT, long slender black bill. Possible distant photos. SATE_MD_Talb_2014-0728_2854 Fish Crow 4 Horned Lark 1 Purple Martin 14 Tree Swallow 6 Bank Swallow 18 Barn Swallow 22 European Starling 25 Red-winged Blackbird 100 Common Grackle (Purple) 30 Brown-headed Cowbird 20 View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19246512 This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) -- Joe Hanfman Columbia, MD -- -- 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: Hughes Hollow today
From: Duvall Sollers <dbsollers61 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:19:00 -0400
Had a nice mid day visit to Hughes Hollow today. At 11:30 am, the White Phase 
Little Blue Heron was quite close in the impoundment to the right as you enter 
from the parking lot. Was not able to locate the White Ibis even though it had 
been seen earlier in the morning. 


Lots of Great Blues, half a dozen Great Egrets, at least four Green Herons, 
plus a pair of Kingfishers made it an enjoyable morning. Stayed for about 2 
hours. Nothing else particularly interesting showed up. 


Good Birding,

Duvall Sollers
Hereford, MD
Baltimore County

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Subject: Terrapin Nature Park (birds + cicadas and Monarch Butterflies)
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:18:04 -0700 (PDT)
Terrapin Nature Park, Queen Anne's, US-MD
Jul 28, 2014 7:35 AM - 9:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Species list (also deafening cicadas and -finally- Monarch 
Butterflies 

21 species

Least Bittern  
Great Blue Heron  
Black Vulture  
Turkey Vulture  
Osprey  
Great Black-backed Gull  
Least Tern  
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  
Mourning Dove  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  
Eastern Kingbird  
American Crow  
Tree Swallow  
Carolina Chickadee  
American Robin  
Northern Mockingbird  
European Starling  
Northern Cardinal  
Indigo Bunting  
Red-winged Blackbird  
Common Grackle  

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Subject: American Avocet at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel County
From: Matt Hafner <hafner.matt AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:17:02 -0400
John Artes and I birded Swan Creek at lunch today and had an American
Avocet along the east side of the dredge cell.  There were at least 2
Western Sandpipers in with the close peeps.

Down at the wetlands we had an unexpected Broad-winged Hawk fly over and
(much more expected) 7 immature Little Blue Herons and a single Snowy
Egret.

Good birding!

Matt Hafner
Forest Hill, MD

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Subject: White Ibis
From: dengue1 AT verizon.net
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:10:56 -0700 (PDT)
White Ibis continuing at Hughes Hollow. At 9:10 this morning it flew from the 
bushes into one of the tall trees by the cross dike, stayed there about 10 min 
and then flew somewhere into the impoundment that is bordered by Hunting 
Quarter Road. 


The Little Blue Heron is also still there. When we left at 9:50 it was feeding 
in the first impoundment to the right of the dike road. 


Woody & Rae Dubois
Montgomery County

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Subject: Juv. BC Heron - DC
From: "'Jason DC' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 04:05:22 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Everyone,

Yesterday (mid-day) a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron was sitting on the 
buoy line with the RB Gulls on the far east side of McMillan Reservoir. 


What was noteworthy was the poor little guy seemed to be very young, and while 
his plumage seemed ok for BCHR, his bill appeared all light gray. 


Does anyone know if a their bill color has little or not yellow if it is that 
young? The rest of the plumage seemed to be too to light colored to be a 
Yellow-crowned, but at that distance, it was hard to tell. 


If anyone goes to look, they should use a scope if it is still on the far buoy 
line. 


Jason Berry
Washington, DC

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Subject: Point Lookout SP- St. Mary's County
From: Keith Maley <keith.maley AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:37:16 -0700 (PDT)
I observed the previously reported SANDWICH TERNS at Point Lookout State Park 
in St. Mary's County, MD today. 3 were seen well from the Boat Ramp, diving for 
small fish. Distinct black bill with a yellow tip, black cap and relatively 
long, slender wings. 2-syllable vocalization. Many thanks to those who reported 
on eBird that enabled me to closely watch this lifer. 


The trio was hunting alongside a pair of ROYAL TERNS which were larger with 
bright orange bills and significantly forked tails. 


Other birds of note include 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS--one was hawking insects 
over the water from a perch on a dead snag near the Nature Center, BROWN 
PELICANS flying low over the water by the point, and a loud group of 
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES in the pines. 34 total species, 1pm-5pm. 


Also interesting- a pod of a dozen Bottlenose Dolphins swimming South along the 
East side of the Point. 


Keith Maley
Arlington, VA 

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Subject: Swan Harbor Farm
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:06:52 -0400
On Saturday, I went to Swan Harbor Farm to see what was there. Mostly
soybeans, it turns out. All the fields are covered, so this will not be a
good shorebird spot this fall. The marshy spot next to the old impoundment
(where I have seen American Bittern) was also cut and not much cover for
anything bigger than a sparrow. Song and Grasshopper Sparrows were singing.

I did see a few neat behaviors:

--a group of three baby Barn Swallows learning how to feed in the air (and
huddling together on the power line--so cute).

--a male Red-winged Blackbird flying low on afterburners while scolding a
fleeing red fox. The blackbird chased the fox from the old impoundment area
into the soybeans on the opposite side of the road, right in front of my
car. Fortunately, I was stopped at the time so I had a close look at the
fox with no danger of hitting it.

--as I was driving back out, just before I go to the woods I saw hawk swoop
down into a treetop and come up with something in its legs. At first I
though it was a Cooper's grabbing a bird, but then it flew a bit closer and
I could see it was a Red-shouldered Hawk. I was surprised that a Shoulder
would go after prey in a tree like that. It flew back and forth above the
trees, then landed on the snag that is visible above the other trees, and
it dropped what it had held: a small twig with a couple of leaves on it.
Was this some kind of display to show what a great nest builder this bird
would be? If so, isn't this an odd time of year for that?

Today at Shelter Cove Marina on the Northeast River, gull feathers were all
over the water and fluttering down from the shed roof. Every gull was
missing wing and tail feathers.

Pat Valdata
Elkton, MD

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Subject: Ho Co (Shorebirds)
From: "Bonnie Ott" <Bonnieott AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:25:03 -0400
While leading an odonate walk at Centennial Park today I saw a Spotted 
Sandpiper land on the lily pads and search for food. I also found a Solitary 
Sandpiper at the vernal pond. Migration is here! 


The last few days have been good for Juniper Hairstreaks at the Howard County 
Conservancy. They seem to like to come down into the community gardens at 
mid-day. https://flic.kr/p/ounKcC 

They are a treat to see if you get a chance to stop by.

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Subject: Burke Mississippi kite
From: Christine Ley <chrisley21 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:16:44 -0400
We saw the kite flying yesterday mid-day. However, we couldn't look for the 
nest because one of the homeowners told us that Jackson st. Is a private drive 
there, so we were not allowed to walk on that part of the st. He complained 
that there had been a lot of birders recently. We saw the kite while walking on 
Gaines. 


Chris Ley
Bethesda



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Subject: White Ibis. McKee Beshers.
From: "maryatodd2 via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:47:59 -0400
Still present. Moved to south west impoundment 20-40 yards down cross-dike. 

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Subject: Re: Neotropical Cormorant
From: Adam Beidler <adam.beidler AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 14:08:08 -0400
Neotropic still present just up river from Violette's lock  AT 1400 today.

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> On Jul 27, 2014, at 9:19 AM, Birding  wrote:
> 
> After 2 hours of searching up and down the tow path, had the Neotrop finally 
fly in and land on the snag right in front of Violette's Lock. It flew off 
upstream at 9:10 am with a DC Corm. The two flew past Riley's and continued 
further upstream until I lost them from view. 

> 
> Russ Ruffing with Ed Patten and Mike Welch
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Subject: NECO search Monday?
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:45:02 -0700
Jane Kostenko and I are going to look for the Neotropic Cormorant on Monday. If 
anyone else is going to look for it, we could share cell numbers offline. 



Tyler Bell
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Subject: White ibis & little blue heron @ Hughes Hollow - Mont Co
From: Dave Roberts <droberts50 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:38:26 -0700 (PDT)
The previously reported immature white ibis continues at Hughes Hollow this 
morning. A white phase little blue heron is on the back side of the large 
impoundment. Last seen perched on the back side of the small island. 


Dave Roberts
Bethesda

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Subject: Hooded Merg - DC
From: "'Jason Berry' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:00:58 -0700
Hi All,

Yesterday I had a very young Hooded Merganser at McMillan Reservoir (south 
end). I checked today and it wasn't there. I'm also concerned that the email 
did not go through to mdbirding AT googlegroups.com. Maybe I closed my laptop too 
quickly, or something, but that is troubling. 


Good birding all!

Jason Berry
Washington, DC

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Subject: Neotropical Cormorant
From: Birding <ruff2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:19:03 -0400
After 2 hours of searching up and down the tow path, had the Neotrop finally 
fly in and land on the snag right in front of Violette's Lock. It flew off 
upstream at 9:10 am with a DC Corm. The two flew past Riley's and continued 
further upstream until I lost them from view. 


Russ Ruffing with Ed Patten and Mike Welch

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Subject: Hooded Merganser in DC repost for Jason Berry
From: Rob Hilton <rob.hilton.2010 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 04:32:43 -0400
For some reason this didn't go through when Jason Berry posted it
yesterday.  Here's hoping it will now.

Rob Hilton
Silver Spring

++++++++

Hi All,

This morning I took a quick walk over to McMillan Reservoir.  To my delight
I spied a diving duck at the southern end of the reservoir.  It was brown
with a dark back and rear end, and lighter flanks. The forehead was steep,
with a thin, somewhat light colored bill. The tail was also thin, and held
at a 45 degree angle.  Although, it was way out there, after checking it
out for about 10 minutes I've come to the conclusion it's a juvenile Hooded
Merganzer.  EBird flaged it as rare, but I guess it's just a dispersing
young duck that fledged somewhere in the metro area and got that rambling
itch!

If any other DC birders are interested in confirming this bird (especially
with a scope) that would be helpful  Parking on 4th/5th st. NW on the
Southwest end of the Reservoir has parking and since Howard U is out,
parking should be easy.

Also... Glimpsed a probable Bank Swallow (but could have been Rough-winged)
due to small size and coloration, but only glimpsed it for a second before
it fluttered off.
Jason Berry
Washington, DC

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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant and Little Blue Heron - photos
From: Lucy Uncu <unculp AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:56:19 -0400
Here is a link to our pictures of the Neotropic Cormorant and Little Blue
Heron
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lu1948/14772679413/in/photostream

Lucy and Suleyman Uncu

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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant at Violette's Lock
From: Wayne Baumgartner <whbaumga AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:30:16 -0400
Visible now on a snag about 100 yds off the MD shore about 1/3 of the way from 
Violette's to Riley's. Has been sunning himself for at least 40 min now. 
Smaller size most evident when compared to DCCO, the dark lores and pointed 
yellow margin to lower mandible help confirm the ID for me. 


   
   -Wayne Baumgartner


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Subject: Neotropic near Pennyfield ~1pm
From: Suzanne Scherping <sscherpingdvm AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:42:25 -0700 (PDT)
Saw what I'm fairly certain was the Neotropic Cormorant hanging out on the MD 
side of the river a bit east of Pennyfield Lock (not far from the water 
treatment facility) around 1pm today. He was in a group with 3 Double-cresteds 
for comparison, and it sure looked like the same bird I'd seen earlier this 
week at Violette's - smaller, thinner bill, longer tail. When I saw him at 
Violette's on the 24th he took off eastward then returned, perhaps this was 
where he was going. All in all there were at least 22 cormorants in the 
vicinity, so there must be some good fishing there. 


Suzanne Scherping
Gaithersburg, MD

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Subject: White Ibis at Assateague
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:53:00 -0400
Nine immatures are now on the NORTHEAST side of the Verrazzano Bridge (AKA 
Causeway). Nice mix of other birds including Black Skimmer, Tricolored Heron, 
and Brown Pelican. 


Thanks for the updates--state bird and MD year bird #298 for me. 

Tim Carney
Canton, MD

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Subject: Re: Trout Run Tonight
From: "'Aaron Graham' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:56:28 -0700 (PDT)
Sanderling continues, as well as 1 Semi Plover, and the Pectoral Sandpiper. 
There is also one Semi Sandpiper. All birds in the second sand pit at Trout Run 
WWTP. 


Good Birding,
Aaron Graham
Oakland, MD

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Subject: Neotropic Cormorant July 26
From: Rob Hilton <rob.hilton.2010 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:18:48 -0400
A big thanks to Dan Small and his friend for letting Larry Meade and I know
that the NECO had just flown in.  We were able to see the bird right where
he said it was, at around 11:15 am this morning (just about an hour ago).
 Its smaller size, smaller slimmer bill, dark lores, smaller throat patch
with a sharper point at the back, and proportionately longer tail were all
visible as it balanced on a small branch maybe 100(?) yards from us.

Rob Hilton
Silver Spring
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Subject: Re: WHIB's and DICK's in WOCO
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:41:19 -0400
Flock of 13 immature White Ibis south of Assateague causeway. Easy walk
from Visitors Center across the bridge.
On Jul 24, 2014 2:09 PM, "robert housten"  wrote:

> https://www.flickr.com/photos/89246322 AT N04/14732798994/
>
> This morning there were at least 3 immature White Ibis just south of the
> Assateague Causeway around 7am.
> Around noon, I noticed a Dickcissel up on a wire on Nassawango Rd. right
> at the turn for the first Whitesburg Rd. on the left.  Then I noticed
> another Dickcissel in the high grass.  They were about a 1/2 mile further
> North than I had been reporting a few weeks ago.  I had not seen one in a
> few weeks and assumed it was gone.
>
> Scott Housten
> Ocean City, Md.
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Subject: Juv. white ibis at McKee-Beshers WMA
From: "'Noah Kahn' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:39:21 -0700
One juvenile white ibis was seen perched in a snag and later flying across the 
impoundment. This area is the first parking lot accessible from the west end 
of Hunting Quarter Rd. Good birding, overall, with 13 green herons around that 
same impoundment. 


Noah Kahn
Silver Spring, MD

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Subject: Neotropic Corm--Yes 07-26-14
From: Dan Small <small.m.dan AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:01:49 -0700 (PDT)
The NECO is currently sitting on the first large dead tree with 3 DCCOs just up 
from Violette's. 


Dan Small
Chestertown, MD

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Subject: Re: Trout Run Tonight
From: "'Aaron Graham' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:58:53 -0700 (PDT)
Got the photos of the BASA looked at. It turns out its actually a Sanderling! A 
great Garrett Bird! 


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