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26 Jun Re: Missing House Wrens? [Suzanne Richman ]
25 Jun Re: Missing House Wrens? [Frank Boyle ]
25 Jun Re: Missing House Wrens? [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
26 Jun Re: Missing House Wrens? ["Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" ]
25 Jun Missing House Wrens? [Patricia Valdata ]
25 Jun Re: Least Tern--Prince George's []
25 Jun Masonville Cove, 06/22/16 [Kevin Graff ]
25 Jun Hart-Miller Island, 06/24/16 [Kevin Graff ]
25 Jun Hot weather birding: Wooton's Landing, Depot Pond [Karen Caruso ]
25 Jun Worcester Co Terns [Kurt Schwarz ]
25 Jun Possible King Rail near Bowie, PG Co ["thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
25 Jun Thoughts from the field [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
25 Jun Least Tern--Prince George's []
24 Jun Mea culpa [Marcia Balestri ]
23 Jun Willow Fly & Yellow-throated Vireo at Blue Mash ["David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" ]
23 Jun Re: Tickled my funny bone [Frank Boyle ]
23 Jun JBWS rainy day birding [Karen Caruso ]
23 Jun Tickled my funny bone [Marcia Balestri ]
23 Jun Re: Sandwich Terns and POSSIBLE Roseate Tern at Skimmer Island [Frode Jacobsen ]
23 Jun Southern AA and Northern Calvert Bobwhite, Night Herons, Merlin ["'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
22 Jun Goose egg on OC Terns [Kurt Schwarz ]
22 Jun Dickcissel address correction [Jim Green ]
22 Jun Washington Co Dickcissel [Jim Green ]
22 Jun Re: Roseate Tern [Bob Ringler ]
22 Jun Long-tailed Duck at Masonville Cove []
22 Jun Re: Roseate Tern [Bob Ringler ]
22 Jun Roseate Tern [Sharon F1727 ]
21 Jun Fwd: DC Area, 6/21/2016 [Lydia Schindler ]
21 Jun Roseate Tern [Marcia Balestri ]
21 Jun Sandwich Terns and POSSIBLE Roseate Tern at Skimmer Island [Tim Carney ]
21 Jun injured eagle ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
21 Jun Photos for Maryland Birdlife [jugbayjs ]
20 Jun Re: Photos for Maryland Birdlife [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
20 Jun Photos for Maryland Birdlife ["Eugene J. Scarpulla" ]
20 Jun Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond [Frank Boyle ]
21 Jun Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond ["'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
20 Jun Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond ["'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
20 Jun Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond [Frank Boyle ]
20 Jun Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond [Bob Ringler ]
20 Jun Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond []
20 Jun Bobolinks []
20 Jun Piper - a little baby sandpiper bird looking for food on the beach [Marcy Stutzman ]
20 Jun Re: The Washington Post: Here’s why calling someone a bird brain might actually be a compliment. [Lydia Schindler ]
20 Jun question - googlegroups & ebird & full checklists [JAMES SPEICHER ]
20 Jun Fwd: question - googlegroups & ebird [Frank Boyle ]
20 Jun Re: question - googlegroups & ebird ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
20 Jun question - googlegroups & ebird [Frank Boyle ]
20 Jun eBird Report - Audubon Naturalist Society -- Woodend Sanctuary, Jun 18, 2016 [Frank Boyle ]
20 Jun ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond [Frank Boyle ]
20 Jun Ebird snafu [Frank Boyle ]
19 Jun Fwd: The Washington Post: Here’s why calling someone a bird brain might actually be a compliment. [Janbraumuller ]
19 Jun [FR] Best Bike Ride Bird today and BRUNS PEACOCK yesterday and a mammal note [JAMES SPEICHER ]
18 Jun Loch Raven & former hawkwatch site, 06/18/16 [Kevin Graff ]
18 Jun Re: Dickcissel found in Allegany County on Blank Road [John Hubbell ]
18 Jun Of roosters, turkeys and Screechies, plus the MOS conference [Frank Boyle ]
17 Jun Chuck at SERC, Edgewater ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
17 Jun Chat at Wheaton Regional park ["'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
15 Jun Re: Wash Co Dickcissels [Samuel Miller ]
15 Jun Wash Co Dickcissels [Jim Green ]
15 Jun Re: June Pelagics photos [Bobbi ]
15 Jun Re: June Pelagics photos [Lydia Schindler ]
14 Jun Voice of the Naturalist, Washington, DC area, June 14 [Gerry Hawkins ]
14 Jun Lois Y. Green Conservation Park -- Jun 14, 2016 [john pangborn ]
14 Jun Re: June Pelagics photos [John Filigenzi ]
14 Jun Re: June Pelagics photos [Lydia Schindler ]
14 Jun Dickcissel found in Allegany County on Blank Road [Jim Green ]
14 Jun Supplee Lane access closed temporarily ["Derek C. Richardson" ]
14 Jun Nesting box survey #1 [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
13 Jun June Pelagics photos [Dan Small ]
13 Jun Poplar Island 6/9/2016 [Tim Carney ]
13 Jun Dickcissel continues, and Pheasant calling ["David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" ]
13 Jun Late Yellow-rumped Warbler at Schoolhouse Pond [Fred Shaffer ]
12 Jun MOS Field Trips - Life of the Forest, Tangier Sound, Long Point Landing, Elliott Island [Karen Caruso ]
12 Jun Soldiers Delight NEA yesterday [Kojo Baidoo ]
12 Jun [FR] Best Bike Ride Bird today [JAMES SPEICHER ]
12 Jun Re: Red-throated Loon at Assateague []

Subject: Re: Missing House Wrens?
From: Suzanne Richman <suzanne_richman AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:59:23 +0000
I'm in Bethesda and I have house wrens for the first time ever, and they had 
babies which are now fledged. They are singing away still. 



Suzanne


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From: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com  on behalf of 
Patricia Valdata  

Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:13 PM
To: Maryland Birding
Subject: [MDBirding] Missing House Wrens?

I received a query from someone in Nottingham, PA, about House Wrens (just 
north of Cecil County). She has had them in her yard and next boxes for the 
past10 years, but she hasn't seen any this year. 


Is anyone else experiencing an absence of House Wrens? They arrived in my 
neighborhood right on time this season. I haven't heard them singing in a 
while, though. 


Pat Valdata
Elkton, MD

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Subject: Re: Missing House Wrens?
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:49:09 -0400
We have more pairs nesting than we have ever had in our 12 1/2 years here. No 
shortage in W MD! 


Frank

Frank Boyle
Broken Wallet Farm
Rohrersville, MD


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> On Jun 25, 2016, at 8:13 PM, Patricia Valdata  wrote:
> 
> I received a query from someone in Nottingham, PA, about House Wrens (just 
north of Cecil County). She has had them in her yard and next boxes for the 
past10 years, but she hasn't seen any this year. 

> 
> Is anyone else experiencing an absence of House Wrens? They arrived in my 
neighborhood right on time this season. I haven't heard them singing in a 
while, though. 

> 
> Pat Valdata
> Elkton, MD
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Subject: Re: Missing House Wrens?
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:23:10 -0400
I currently have a minimum of 5-6 pairs either sitting on eggs, feeding babies 
or building nests, as we speak, right now. My House Wren population is not down 
at all. If anything it's higher than I can ever remember. I've got many nesting 
boxes with House Wren families. 


Amazing Birding in 2016!

Hugh David Fleischmann
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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> On Jun 25, 2016, at 8:13 PM, Patricia Valdata  wrote:
> 
> I received a query from someone in Nottingham, PA, about House Wrens (just 
north of Cecil County). She has had them in her yard and next boxes for the 
past10 years, but she hasn't seen any this year. 

> 
> Is anyone else experiencing an absence of House Wrens? They arrived in my 
neighborhood right on time this season. I haven't heard them singing in a 
while, though. 

> 
> Pat Valdata
> Elkton, MD
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Subject: Re: Missing House Wrens?
From: "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:19:33 +0000 (UTC)
We have our usual two -- one in the lower and one in the upper yard. Also 
several in the neighborhood, you can hear them singing as you drive along... 


Gail Mackiernan 
Colesville, MD 

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From: "Patricia Valdata"  
To: "Maryland Birding"  
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2016 8:13:47 PM 
Subject: [MDBirding] Missing House Wrens? 

I received a query from someone in Nottingham, PA, about House Wrens (just 
north of Cecil County). She has had them in her yard and next boxes for the 
past10 years, but she hasn't seen any this year. 


Is anyone else experiencing an absence of House Wrens? They arrived in my 
neighborhood right on time this season. I haven't heard them singing in a 
while, though. 


Pat Valdata 
Elkton, MD 



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Subject: Missing House Wrens?
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 20:13:47 -0400
I received a query from someone in Nottingham, PA, about House Wrens (just
north of Cecil County). She has had them in her yard and next boxes for the
past10 years, but she hasn't seen any this year.

Is anyone else experiencing an absence of House Wrens? They arrived in my
neighborhood right on time this season. I haven't heard them singing in a
while, though.

Pat Valdata
Elkton, MD

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Subject: Re: Least Tern--Prince George's
From: cheep.paul AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:24:32 -0400
I was remiss in not reporting a pair of adult Least Terns at Kenilworth Aquatic 
Gardens last Saturday (6/18). Frank Hawkins and I saw the 2 do 2 quick loops 
around the lagoon and then head south over Kenilworth Park. I believe that has 
been the only report of Least Tern in the District this year. Whether they went 
back up the Anacostia and are now hanging around the Greenbelt Metro is 
something only they will know. Either way, it's encouraging to think that the 
Anacostia watershed could support a few pairs of this species. 


Good birding,
Paul Pisano 
Arlington, VA

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> On Jun 25, 2016, at 8:33 AM, tjostrow AT gmail.com wrote:
> 
> 
> With the hope of finding a least tern, I checked a few ponds that have housed 
them in the past. I had no luck at Ora Glen Stormwater pond and Laurel Lake. At 
my last stop, Greenbelt MetroStation, I was successful, there was a single 
individual circling the pond and diving for fish. 

> 
> -Tom Ostrowski 
> Lothian, Md
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Subject: Masonville Cove, 06/22/16
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:49:56 -0400
06/22/16 – 630am-1130am

Masonville Cove, Baltimore, MD (Scientific Monitoring)



WEATHER: Fair, 68-80 degrees, SW 5 mph- WNW 14 mph, Gust to 18 mph   OBS: 3



Canada Goose – 57

American Black Duck – 1 9drake)

Mallard – 23

*LONG-TAILED DUCK – 1 (hen continuing)

Double-crested Cormorant – 49

Great Blue Heron – 3

Green Heron – 1

Black Vulture – 2

Turkey Vulture – 6

Osprey – 4

Bald Eagle – 2

Red-shouldered Hawk – 1 (immature)

Killdeer – 1

Ring-billed Gull – 2

Herring Gull – 6

Great Black-backed Gull – 3

Least Tern – 1

Common Tern – 126 (counted while they were flushed by a passing boater)

Rock Pigeon – 5

Mourning Dove – 6

Chimney Swift – 4

Downy Woodpecker – 2

Great Crested Flycatcher – 1

Eastern Kingbird – 2

Warbling Vireo – 2

Fish Crow – 2

N Rough-winged Swallow – 4

Tree Swallow – 7

Barn Swallow – 6

Carolina Chickadee – 1

Carolina Wren – 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 2

American Robin – 4

Gray Catbird – 1

Northern Mockingbird – 9

European Starling – 135

Cedar Waxwing – 3

Yellow Warbler – 2

Common Yellowthroat – 1

Song Sparrow – 1

Swamp Sparrow – 1

Northern Cardinal – 2

Blue Grosbeak – 1

Indigo Bunting – 2

Red-winged Blackbird – 11

Common Grackle – 13

Brown-headed Cowbird – 3

Orchard Oriole – 5

Baltimore Oriole – 2

House Finch – 6

American Goldfinch – 7

SPECIES: 51   INDIVIDUALS: 543



MAMMALS: Red Fox – tracks, Raccoon – tracks, WT Deer – tracks



REPTILES: E Painted Turtle – 5, Red-eared Slider – 1, N Diamond-backed
Terrapin – 1



AMPHIBIANS: S Leopard Frog – 1



BUTTERFLIES: Cabbage White – 4, Orange Sulphur – 4, Eastern Tailed Blue –
1, Silver-spotted Skipper – 2



DRAGONFLIES: C Green Darner- 3, Swamp Darner – 1, Eastern Pondhawk – 1,
Black Saddlebags – 4



MOTHS: Dogbane Saucrobotys Moth – 3 (caterpillars on indian hemp)  **thanks
Bill H!**



BEETLES: Japanese Beetle – 2, Large Milkweed Bug – 2, Soldier Beetle – 1



INVERTEBRATE: Atlantic Blue Crab – 3 (captured & measured by DNR staffs)



FISHES: Rockfish – 1 (captured and measured by DNR staffs)


    Kevin Graff
    Jarrettsville, MD
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Subject: Hart-Miller Island, 06/24/16
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:54:33 -0400
06/24/16 – 710am-3pm

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



WEATHER: MC, 70-79 degrees (heat index 84), N 3K- ENE 4K   OBS: Kevin G,
Bob R



Canada Goose – 597

*MUTE SWAN – 1 (adult at south cell)

Wood Duck – 22

American Black Duck – 8

Mallard – 113

*NORTHERN SHOVELER – 1 (drake)

*NORTHERN PINTAIL – 1 (drake)

Lesser Scaup – 6

Ruddy Duck – 1

Pied-billed Grebe – 6

Double-crested Cormorant – 30

*LEAST BITTERN – 1

Great Blue Heron – 19

Great Egret – 21

Snowy Egret – 2

*GLOSSY IBIS - 7 (single flock flyby up the bay toward Harford)

Turkey Vulture – 1

Osprey – 12

Bald Eagle – 2

American Coot – 4

Killdeer – 6

*AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER – 1 (adult)

*BLACK-NECKED STILT – 1

Spotted Sandpiper – 3

Laughing Gull – 2

Ring-billed Gull – 253

Herring Gull – 52

*LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL – 1 (1st S)

Great Black-backed Gull – 99

Least Tern – 1

*CASPIAN TERN – 148

Rock Pigeon – 1

Mourning Dove – 6

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 1

Great Crested Flycatcher – 2

Eastern Kingbird – 5

American Crow – 3

Purple Martin – 2

Tree Swallow – 9

Barn Swallow – 20

Carolina Chickadee – 2

Carolina Wren – 4

Marsh Wren – 3

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1

Gray Catbird – 5

European Starling – 76

Cedar Waxwing – 2

Common Yellowthroat – 37

Yellow Warbler – 3

Song Sparrow – 1

Northern Cardinal – 6

Blue Grosbeak – 3

Indigo Bunting – 1

Red-winged Blackbird – 93

Common Grackle – 7

Brown-headed Cowbird – 8

Orchard Oriole – 9

American Goldfinch – 18

SPECIES: 59   INDIVIDUALS: 1751



MAMMALS: Red Fox – tracks, Raccoon – tracks, WT Deer – tracks



REPTILES: N Water Snake – 1



AMPHIBIANS: Fowler’s Toad – 19



BUTTERFLIES

Black Swallowtail – 2

Orange Sulphur – 15

Cabbage White – 30

Orange/Clouded – 1 (female white form)

Common Buckeye – 3

Eastern Tailed Blue – 2

Wild Indigo Duskywing – 1

Least Skipper – 1

Silver-spotted Skipper – 1



DRAGONFLIES

Common Green Darner – 5

Needham’s Skimmer – 20

Eastern Pondhawk – 5

Halloween Pennant – 4

Black Saddlebags – 10

Seaside Dragonlet – 1



BEETLES: Seven-spotted Lady Beetle – 1, Soldier Beetle – 15+


    Kevin Graff
    Jarrettsville, MD
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Subject: Hot weather birding: Wooton's Landing, Depot Pond
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:09:17 -0700 (PDT)
Patuxent River Park--Wooton's Landing, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
Jun 25, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
17 species

Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  2
Turkey Vulture  4
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Acadian Flycatcher  3
Blue Jay  2
Tree Swallow  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Eastern Bluebird  3
Wood Thrush  2
American Robin  7
Cedar Waxwing  2
Prothonotary Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10

Depot Pond - East, Prince George's, Maryland, US
Jun 25, 2016 1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Stationary
5 species

Mute Swan  1     Far end of the pond: very active
Great Blue Heron  1
Osprey  1
Mourning Dove  1
Red-winged Blackbird  5

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Subject: Worcester Co Terns
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:36:04 -0700
Mark Rossitol's eagle eyes spotted the Roseate Tern on the back side of
Skimmer Island shortly after 7:00 this morning. It flew off some time
later. We then went to Figgs Landjng Pond where a single Gull-billed was
present. We got pics of both. Life and state birds respectively for me, the
Gull-billed I believe was a lifer for Mark.

Few terns at Skimmer as of 12:30. Wind makes it tough to view.

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City
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Subject: Possible King Rail near Bowie, PG Co
From: "thbeal via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:48:36 -0400

 
There is a large pond/lake north of Fairwood Pkwy, behindtownhouses on 
Shamrocks Delight Dr. Beavers have dammed up the stream in thewoods north of 
the lake. If you take theGalaxy walking trail from the northwest corner of the 
lake and then turn easton Day Spring Trail (they are all paved and well 
marked), go ½ mi until it deadends at a stream. To your right will be one of 
the beaver’s dams. Thursday evening I heard the kikking of aKing Rail. I went 
back this morning (Sat) and heard it again, more faintly.Disclaimer: I have not 
heard (or seen) a King Rail since they abandoned HuntleyMeadows 20 years ago. 

 
Tom Beal
Glenn Dale, MD
THBeal AT aol.com

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Subject: Thoughts from the field
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:30:05 -0400
I posted this on Facebook last night so I don't mean to be redundant but I know 
a lot of people are not on FB. 


I spent Wednesday and Thursday of this week in Western Maryland in search of 
the Western Maryland breeders. Ryan Johnson and myself were mostly successful 
and were able to get most of our target species. The 2 main birds we wanted 
were Golden-winged Warbler and Henslow's Sparrow. While you can sometimes get 
them in the Baltimore area, it is much easier to get them in Garrett County. 
Old faithful; Old Legislative Road, did not disappoint. Although it did take 2 
days to get the GWWA; some things are worth the wait. Both of these birds were 
lifers, #317 & 318. 😆😃 

More importantly than those numbers is the fact that Golden-winged Warbler was 
my 300th lifetime Maryland species. Wow, wow and wow!!!!!!! 

I officially started listing and becoming obsessed on Feb, 1, 2014, when I 
chased my first bird, my spark bird. And it was a Pink-footed Goose. Not a bad 
1st bird. 😀 So in 2.5 years I managed to get 300 birds in the state of MD. 
It is beyond my wildest expectations and dreams that I would see over 300 
species of birds in under 3 years. As soon as I get MD bird #301, I will be in 
the top 100 of all MD birders, OF ALL TIME. I don't deserve that. It is an 
extreme honor to be in the company of the top 100 birders of all time in MD. (I 
know not all birders use ebird); I prefer to not think about it, lol. 


BUT, I could not have come close without the help of a few people that I have 
to mention and thank. First and foremost, my cousin Rick Sussman, who birds 
mostly from his amazing yard these days. He is the reason that I started 
birding. I also must thank Kevin Graff, Gene Ricks, Tim Carney, Randy Kimmett, 
Anthony Vanschoor, Keith Eric Costley, Joe Hanfman and Ryan Johnson; who are 
just a few of the people that gave me the extra attention required, as a 
beginning birder, to see as many birds as possible. As I am terribly tone deaf, 
I need the extra help. There are other people as well. The MD birding community 
is amazingly friendly. THANK YOU ALL VERY VERY MUCH!! Bring on the second half 
of 2016! 


Golden-winged Warbler.  Photo by Ryan Johnson. 

Amazing Birding in 2016!

Hugh David Fleischmann
Owings Mills, MD 21117
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Subject: Least Tern--Prince George's
From: tjostrow AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:33:06 -0700 (PDT)
With the hope of finding a least tern, I checked a few ponds that have housed 
them in the past. I had no luck at Ora Glen Stormwater pond and Laurel Lake. At 
my last stop, Greenbelt MetroStation, I was successful, there was a single 
individual circling the pond and diving for fish. 


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Lothian, Md

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Subject: Mea culpa
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:35:42 -0400
I was in Western MD about a month ago and stopped in at North Branch. While 
walking along the towpath I found what looks like part of a tripod. I didn’t 
want to bring it back with me in case it belonged to someone who lived in AlCo 
or GaCo. I took these photos and put it on the 176 mile marker with full 
intention of posting it when I got back. I forgot. If it is yours, I am sorry. 
Maybe it is still there. 




_____________________

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Worcester County, Maryland
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Subject: Willow Fly & Yellow-throated Vireo at Blue Mash
From: "David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" <moulton.davidh AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:55:59 -0700 (PDT)
Vireo was singing incessantly over the parking lot of Blue Mash Nature Trail 
today at 1:30. The Willow Flycatcher continues and can be found in the scrubby 
area near the fence next to the south pond. Good birding. 


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Subject: Re: Tickled my funny bone
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:52:07 -0400
Maybe he was in a party line 😂😂😂

Frank Boyle
Broken Wallet Farm
Rohrersville, MD


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> On Jun 23, 2016, at 9:34 AM, Marcia Balestri  wrote:
> 
> I wonder who it was calling? ;-)
> 
> Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1)
> - Reported Jun 22, 2016 16:45 by Roy Boyle
> - US-Maryland-Mt Savage-14507 Blank Rd NW - 39.72x-78.888, Allegany, Maryland
> - Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.7196149,-78.8877009&ll=39.7196149,-78.8877009 

> - Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30349269
> - Comments: "Continuing. Calling on telephone line for five minutes."
> 
> 
> 
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Subject: JBWS rainy day birding
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:36:38 -0700 (PDT)
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
Jun 23, 2016 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments:     Steady rain
11 species

Wood Duck  4
Great Blue Heron  2
Osprey  5
Eastern Phoebe  3
Tree Swallow  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
American Robin  8
Chipping Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  10
American Goldfinch  1

We came, we saw, we got wet......
Next survey: July 7

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Subject: Tickled my funny bone
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:34:17 -0400
I wonder who it was calling? ;-)

Dickcissel (Spiza americana) (1)
- Reported Jun 22, 2016 16:45 by Roy Boyle
- US-Maryland-Mt Savage-14507 Blank Rd NW - 39.72x-78.888, Allegany, Maryland
- Map: 
http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=39.7196149,-78.8877009&ll=39.7196149,-78.8877009 
 

- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30349269 
 

- Comments: "Continuing. Calling on telephone line for five minutes."



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Subject: Re: Sandwich Terns and POSSIBLE Roseate Tern at Skimmer Island
From: Frode Jacobsen <frodesjacobsen AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:11:50 -0700 (PDT)
Tim,
Barring the haze and blur when zooming in on your images of the Tern, the bill 
appears much too short to fit a Roseate. Furthermore, the uniform white 
underside should exclude Common and Arctic Tern. That's pretty much as far as I 
dare go, but it pretty much leaves you with Forster's Tern. That's my two-cents 
based on images alone. Cool to hear about the courting Gull-billed Terns and 
Sandwich Terns frequenting the sandbars as well! 


Continued good birding,

Frode Jacobsen
Windsor Mill, MD 21244



 On Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10:00:27 AM UTC-4, Tim Carney wrote:
> Hi everyone. This morning I stopped at the end of 3rd St in Ocean City to 
scope Skimmer Island. From there, I could see two Sandwich Terns mixed in with 
the Royal Terns. 

> 
> I then stopped along Coastal Highway in front of Hooper's Restaurant to try a 
different vantage point where I located a small, snowy-white tern mixed in with 
some other Royal Terns. The bird had a narrow dark bill, full black cap, a 
pale-gray mantle, a hint of pink underneath, and what appeared to be pure white 
primaries. However, the bird was facing away from the sun, so its back half was 
in direct sunlight, so the primaries could have been pale gray and just looked 
white from the direct sunlight. The bird briefly turned to show a profile, and 
the tail extended past the primaries. 

> 
> I immediately thought of Roseate Tern, but juvenile and second-summer 
Forster's Terns can be tricky. Looking at photos of second-summer Forster's, 
they appear to have an orange bill; this bird's bill was dark from every angle. 
Also, the primaries appeared to be pale, and I would think that a young 
Forster's Tern would show dark primaries. 

> 
> I don't want to call it a Roseate Tern yet, but if you're in the area, maybe 
it's worth a look. I don't think it would be visible from 3rd St. 

> 
> Photos start here: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tlc_enigma/27204448993/in/datetaken/ 

> 
> If it's just a Forster's, then disregard most of this post, and focus on the 
part about the Sandwich Terns! 

> 
> Tim Carney
> Nottingham, MD

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Subject: Southern AA and Northern Calvert Bobwhite, Night Herons, Merlin
From: "'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:40:13 -0400
I didn't have time to bird today ... but really wanted to go out this 
afternoon. So I flipped a penny - and it said "tails" (i.e. "go birding"). 
Feeling guilty, I flipped several more times. Always: "go birding". What a nice 
penny. 



First stop was Wooton's Landing in Anne Arundel County. For a warm afternoon, 
there was a fair amount of bird action, but nothing really unusual at first. A 
possible OLIVE SIDED FLYCATCHER was high in a distant tree - I could see a nice 
vest on it, but it was too far to be sure of the size, and it didn't call, nor 
turn for a better ID, so I didn't count it. 



Then there was the BOBWHITE call. One very clear "Bob-white". Then a pause, and 
a bob...bob..............bob, with the same tonal quality of the original call. 
And a rustle in the understory (scrubby wooded area). I waited about five 
minutes for another call, but heard nothing. There was a catbird and chat 
calling nearby, but not where the call came from (which was the ground), and 
neither had anything like a "bob" or "bob-white" in their repertoire. 



Next I stopped by Sands Road, which was pretty active. Best bird there was a 
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW which flew up on a blooming thistle. Three Orchard Orioles 
- one adult male and three juvenile males - were also working the thistle. 
Although I did not see one, the landscape looks pretty enticing for a 
Dickcissel. 



Then I picked up Jon Ranson and we took an evening drive south.  


At Herrington Harbor we found a juvenile/immature BLACK CROWNED NIGHT HERON 
sitting in the large leafless tree by the beach parking area. We got the "night 
heron" part quickly, and leaned towards a Black Crowned, but his bill was 
darker than expected, with only a little yellow on most of the lower mandible, 
and the white speckling on his wings was fainter than expected. However, he (or 
she) started calling - and the call was clearly Black Crowned. The bird flew 
over the Bay, giving us a good look at the projection of the feet behind the 
tail - very little, if any. While we were pondering the bird as it sat in the 
tree, the Harbour Police noticed our scope, and came over for a little chat. 
Before he could run us off, I told him of the cool bird, and invited him to see 
... he did, with enthusiasm, and was impressed by the beautiful look. He left, 
smiling. 



Also at Herrington Harbor a MERLIN streaked by at high speed - drawing the 
attention of tons of Barn Swallows who swooped in from the side to take as many 
pecks as possible as the Merlin ran the gauntlet. I sort of expect he won't 
hang around that location, with that aggressive reception. 



Lastly, we found another immature Night Heron as it flew in just south of the 
Fishing Pier at North Beach (Calvert). It looked slimmer with longer legs than 
the first, and it appeared to have a faint white (pale) cheek patch. But 
really, in the darkening dusk, it wasn't possible to tell. But, joy of joys, 
the bird flew - and the projection of the feet behind the tail was very marked 
- clinching the YELLOW CROWNED NIGHT HERON. 



Sometimes it pays to listen to those lucky pennies. And sometimes it also pays 
to get a late start (we are just not morning birders). 



Joanne 


Joanne Howl, DVM
West River, MD

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Subject: Goose egg on OC Terns
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:32:04 -0700
4 Sandwiches are all we can make out from bridge at OCean City. No sign of
Roseate nor Gull-billed after 50 minutes.

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City
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Subject: Dickcissel address correction
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:28:05 -0400
Nearer to 15074 Broadfording RD. 

Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD

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Subject: Washington Co Dickcissel
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:25:26 -0400
One continuing singing male on Broadfording RD near 15017 address. About 150 
feet from RD perched on small fence post just beyond birdhouse. 


Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD

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Subject: Re: Roseate Tern
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:33:07 -0400
No sign of Rosea Tern yet. Saw pair of courting Gull - billed Terns,
possible Sandwich Tern.
On Jun 22, 2016 10:17 AM, "Russ Ruffing"  wrote:

> Wasn't there between 3:30 and 5:00 yesterday, nor the Gull-billed
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> On Jun 22, 2016, at 9:47 AM, Bob Ringler  wrote:
>
> Not yet but tide is high and it is windy, sun angle is not favorable and
> traffic is heavy on the bridge. Need more eyes.
> On Jun 22, 2016 7:55 AM, "Sharon F1727"  wrote:
>
>> Has anybody checked Skimmer Island today?
>> Sharon Forsyth
>> Washington, DC
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Subject: Long-tailed Duck at Masonville Cove
From: keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:42:32 -0400




Subject: Re: Roseate Tern
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:47:40 -0400
Not yet but tide is high and it is windy, sun angle is not favorable and
traffic is heavy on the bridge. Need more eyes.
On Jun 22, 2016 7:55 AM, "Sharon F1727"  wrote:

> Has anybody checked Skimmer Island today?
> Sharon Forsyth
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Subject: Roseate Tern
From: Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 04:55:24 -0700 (PDT)
Has anybody checked Skimmer Island today?
Sharon Forsyth
Washington, DC

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Subject: Fwd: DC Area, 6/21/2016
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:10:48 -0400
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Date: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 12:05 PM
Subject: DC Area, 6/21/2016
To: BIRDEAST AT listserv.ksu.edu


Hotline:     Voice of the Naturalist
Date:        6/21/2016
Coverage:    MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: voice AT anshome.org
Compiler:    Helen Patton
Sponsor:     Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
               Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

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

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, June
14 and was completed on June 21 at 11:20 a.m.

The top birds this week are BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK in VA and
ARCTIC TERN in DE.

Other birds of interest this week included  TRUMPETER SWAN, TUNDRA
SWAN, ducks, SOOTY SHEARWATER, ANHINGA, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, LEAST
BITTERN, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE,
SANDHILL CRANE, BLACK-NECKED STILT, CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW, woodpeckers,
ALDER FLYCATCHER, CLIFF SWALLOW, SEDGE WREN, warblers, sparrows,
DICKCISSEL, BOBOLINK, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD and
BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE.

TOP BIRDS

During the week a BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCK was at various places
in Virginia Beach, VA, including: Bayville Farms Park Pond, Shore
Drive in the Dubay Properties and Lake Joyce in the Bay Lake Pines
neighborhood.

An ARCTIC TERN was at the Indian River Inlet, Sussex Co, DE on June
17.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A TRUMPETER SWAN was at the Broken Land/US29 Settlement Pond, Howard
Co, MD on June 20. A TUNDRA SWAN was at Dyke Marsh, Fairfax Co, VA on
June 15.

A lingering LONG-TAILED DUCK was reported from the C&O Canal,
Violette's Lock, Montgomery Co, MD on June 16 and another was at
Masonville Cove, Baltimore Co, MD on June 18. Three HOODED MERGANSERS
were at Upham Brook Farm, Henrico Co, VA on June 16.

Three SOOTY SHEARWATERS were at the Indian River Inlet, Sussex Co, DE
on June 17.

A high of six ANHINGAS* were seen at the Carson Wetland in Prince
George Co, VA on June 14, 15 and 16.

Two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were at Thousand Acre Marsh, New Castle
Co, DE on June 15, 16 and 17.

On June 20 a LEAST BITTERN was found flying across Easy Road at
Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince William Co, VA. A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON
was at New Windsor, Atlee Walking Path, Carroll Co, MD on June 20.

Two GLOSSY IBIS were at the Rte. 213 Bridge in Chesapeake City, Cecil
Co, MD on June 20. Nineteen GLOSSY IBIS were at the Pickering Creek
Audubon Center, Talbot Co, MD also on June 20.

A MISSISSIPPI Kite was at Big Water Farm, Queen Anne's Co, MD on June
17. MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen in several venues on June 18,
including: one soaring over a house in Fairfax Station, VA, and
another at Runt's Farm, Halifax Co, VA. Another MISSISSIPPI KITE flew
over the central wetland at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax Co, VA on
June 20.

Two SANDHILL CRANES were at the Thousand Acre Marsh, New Castle Co, DE
on June 15.

Five BLACK-NECKED STILTS were on Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on June
14.

A CHUCK-WILL'S-WIDOW was at the Smithsonian Environmental Research
Center (SERC) (private) in Edgewater, Anne Arundel Co, MD on June 17.

Two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax Co,
VA on June 20. One to four RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were on Mile Land,
Mt. Savage, Allegany Co, MD on June 18, 19 and 20. Two to four
RED-COCKADED WOODPECKERS were at Piney Grove, Sussex Co, VA on June
14.

An ALDER FLYCATCHER was along Straight Fork in Highland Co, VA on June
18 and 20.

Twelve CLIFF SWALLOWS were at Lock Raven Point, Baltimore Co, MD on
June 18 and two more were at Sky Meadows SP, Fauquier Co, VA on the
same day.

A SEDGE WREN was at the Bald Knob Road fields, Allegany Co, MD on June
18.

On June 15, two WORM-EATING WARBLERS and a HOODED WARBLER were on RTE
610 down from the Blue Ridge Parkway exit at MM 4.5. A WORM-EATING
WARBLER was at Lake Frank, Montgomery Co, MD on June 18. Four to five
CERULEAN WARBLERS were on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Hickory Springs
Overlook, VA on June 14 and 15. Another CERULEAN WARBLER was on the
Blue Ridge Parkway, Smart View Recreation Area, Franklin Co, VA on
June 18. Four CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLERS plus a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK
were on the Big Meadow BBS Route, Madison Co, VA on June 19. A
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was singing loudly at Wheaton Regional Park,
Montgomery Co, MD near the white house by the train tracks on June 17.
Numerous YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS were at Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince
William Co, VA on June 18.

Five SEASIDE SPARROWS were at the New Point Comfort NAP, Matthews Co,
VA on June 14. A late WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was at the Chester River
Field Research Center (Chino Farms) (private), Queen Anne's Co, MD on
June 14 and 17.

Two DICKCISSELS were at Say's Phoebe Corral, Montgomery Co, MD on June
14. More DICKCISSELS were at Blank Road, Mt. Savage, Allegany Co, MD
during the week. Two DICKCISSELS were on Bradfording Road east of
15017, Washington Co, MD on June 14.A DICKCISSEL was at the Hughes
Road Polo Grounds, Montgomery Co, MD on June 18, 19 and 20.

On June 20, the unmown fields at Fair Hill NRMA, Cecil Co, MD were
populated by many BOBOLINKS and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.

Eight BREWER'S BLACKBIRDS were at Ft. Smallwood Park, Anne Arundel Co,
MD on June 17.

Thirty BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES were found on the roads around Adkins Mill
Park, Wicomico Co, MD on June 20.

***

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

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

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

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

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Subject: Roseate Tern
From: Marcia Balestri <mebalestri AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:27:30 -0400
ROST found by Tim this morning still around. On Skimmer seen just now from the 
bridge. Flying around at times. So far it comes back to the spit. 


Sent from my iPhone
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Subject: Sandwich Terns and POSSIBLE Roseate Tern at Skimmer Island
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:00:26 -0700 (PDT)
Hi everyone. This morning I stopped at the end of 3rd St in Ocean City to scope 
Skimmer Island. From there, I could see two Sandwich Terns mixed in with the 
Royal Terns. 


I then stopped along Coastal Highway in front of Hooper's Restaurant to try a 
different vantage point where I located a small, snowy-white tern mixed in with 
some other Royal Terns. The bird had a narrow dark bill, full black cap, a 
pale-gray mantle, a hint of pink underneath, and what appeared to be pure white 
primaries. However, the bird was facing away from the sun, so its back half was 
in direct sunlight, so the primaries could have been pale gray and just looked 
white from the direct sunlight. The bird briefly turned to show a profile, and 
the tail extended past the primaries. 


I immediately thought of Roseate Tern, but juvenile and second-summer Forster's 
Terns can be tricky. Looking at photos of second-summer Forster's, they appear 
to have an orange bill; this bird's bill was dark from every angle. Also, the 
primaries appeared to be pale, and I would think that a young Forster's Tern 
would show dark primaries. 


I don't want to call it a Roseate Tern yet, but if you're in the area, maybe 
it's worth a look. I don't think it would be visible from 3rd St. 


Photos start here: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tlc_enigma/27204448993/in/datetaken/ 


If it's just a Forster's, then disregard most of this post, and focus on the 
part about the Sandwich Terns! 


Tim Carney
Nottingham, MD

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Subject: injured eagle
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:41:47 +0000 (UTC)
Someone called our lab reporting an injured juvenile Bald Eagle. We're in 
southern Anne Arundel. Can someone call Nicole Campbell and give her a contact 
number for a local animal rescue? Thanks! 

443-482-2206
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Subject: Photos for Maryland Birdlife
From: jugbayjs <JugBayJS AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 04:45:01 -0700 (PDT)
Gene- I have a couple good ones taken during the count, will submit them when I 
get home from work tonight. 


Jeff

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Subject: Re: Photos for Maryland Birdlife
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:21:12 -0400




Subject: Photos for Maryland Birdlife
From: "Eugene J. Scarpulla" <ejscarp AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:01:36 -0400
Would anyone have CBC "count-day" photos for either of these two birds?  The
photos would be used in J.B. Churchill's 2015-2016 CBC report for Maryland
Birdlife. 

Lazuli Bunting: Ocean City CBC on December 28, 2015

Vermilion Flycatcher: Chesterville CBC on December 27, 2015

If there are no "count-day photos", I'm soliciting for good quality
"after-count-day" photos.

Thanks,

Gene

 

Gene Scarpulla

Editor, The Maryland Entomologist

Editor, Maryland Birdlife

Bowie, Maryland

ejscarp AT comcast.net

www.mdentsoc.org  

www.mdbirds.org

 

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Subject: Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:24:12 -0400
please just shut this thread down, OK?  I really don't care

Frank Boyle
Broken Wallet Farm
Rohrersville, MD


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> On Jun 20, 2016, at 9:20 PM, Mike Bowen  wrote:
> 
> Actually, there's a separate eBird Hotspot at Adkins Pond Park that is 
available for use there. Wicomico Demonstration Forest is a big place with lots 
of different trails and eventually will merit more than the single Hotspot that 
is there at the moment, when more birders explore it. I also led a field trip 
to both these sites at the MOS Conference -- on Friday afternoon, June 10. We 
had some Common (but no Boat-tailed) Grackles at Adkins Pond and a ton of ticks 
at the forest! 

>  
> Mike Bowen Bethesda, Maryland 20817 (301)530-5764
> eBird Hotspot Reviewer for Maryland
> 
> 
> On Monday, June 20, 2016 8:43 PM, 'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> Best practice for eBird travelling lists is to not exceed 5 miles. Long 
travelling lists are not useful for fine scale mapping. 

> Jim Stasz
> North Beach MD
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> On Monday, June 20, 2016 Frank Boyle  wrote:
> It was not in the forest. Along the roads and around Adkins Pond. I chose the 
demonstration forest because I led a MOS conference field trip there which also 
included Adkins Mill Park, the pond and the roads around the perimeter of the 
state forest. 

> 
> Frank
> 
> Frank Boyle
> Broken Wallet Farm
> Rohrersville, MD
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> >
> On Jun 20, 2016, at 4:15 PM, Bob Ringler  wrote:
> > 
> > Frank,
> > As a matter of interest, where did you find 30 Boat-tailed Grackles
> > in the forest?
> > 
> >> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 7:51 AM, Frank Boyle  wrote:
> >> 
> >> Wicomico Demonstration State Forest, Wicomico, Maryland, US
> >> Jun 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
> >> Protocol: Traveling
> >> 15.0 mile(s)
> >> Comments: Birding for the most part was done at a Cypress Swamp: Adkins
> >> Mill Park (Adkins Pond).
> >> 40 species (+1 other taxa)
> >> 
> >> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2 Females flying/calling over Adkins Pond
> >> boardwalk and pond areas
> >> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
> >> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
> >> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 4
> >> Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1 Female; riding thermals
> >> gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 1
> >> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 5
> >> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 1
> >> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
> >> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
> >> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 4
> >> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
> >> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
> >> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 3
> >> Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) 1
> >> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
> >> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
> >> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 1
> >> Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 2
> >> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1
> >> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 20
> >> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 10
> >> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 10
> >> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 4
> >> House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 3
> >> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 10
> >> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 4
> >> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 25
> >> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 5
> >> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  30
> >> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 10
> >> Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 6
> >> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
> >> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 1
> >> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5
> >> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 1 Female; at cypress swamp/Adkins
> >> Pond
> >> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 5
> >> Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major) 30
> >> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 20
> >> Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) 2
> >> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 25
> >> 
> >> View this checklist online at
> >> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30313843
> >> 
> >> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
> >> Frank Boyle
> >> Broken Wallet Farm
> >> Rohrersville, MD
> >> 
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Subject: Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond
From: "'Mike Bowen' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 01:20:22 +0000 (UTC)
Actually, there's a separate eBird Hotspot at Adkins Pond Park that is 
available for use there.  Wicomico Demonstration Forest is a big place with 
lots of different trails and eventually will merit more than the single Hotspot 
that is there at the moment, when more birders explore it.  I also led a field 
trip to both these sites at the MOS Conference -- on Friday afternoon, June 
10.  We had some Common (but no Boat-tailed) Grackles at Adkins Pond and a ton 
of ticks at the forest! Mike Bowen Bethesda, Maryland 20817 (301)530-5764eBird 
Hotspot Reviewer for Maryland 

 

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 Best practice for eBird travelling lists is to not exceed 5 miles. Long 
travelling lists are not useful for fine scale mapping.Jim Stasz 

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Get the new AOL app: mail.mobile.aol.comOn Monday, June 20, 2016 Frank Boyle 
 wrote: 

It was not in the forest. Along the roads and around Adkins Pond. I chose the 
demonstration forest because I led a MOS conference field trip there which also 
included Adkins Mill Park, the pond and the roads around the perimeter of the 
state forest. 


Frank

Frank Boyle
Broken Wallet Farm
Rohrersville, MD


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> On Jun 20, 2016, at 4:15 PM, Bob Ringler  wrote:
> 
> Frank,
> As a matter of interest, where did you find 30 Boat-tailed Grackles
> in the forest?
> 
>> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 7:51 AM, Frank Boyle  wrote:
>> 
>> Wicomico Demonstration State Forest, Wicomico, Maryland, US
>> Jun 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 15.0 mile(s)
>> Comments: Birding for the most part was done at a Cypress Swamp: Adkins
>> Mill Park (Adkins Pond).
>> 40 species (+1 other taxa)
>> 
>> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2 Females flying/calling over Adkins Pond
>> boardwalk and pond areas
>> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
>> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
>> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 4
>> Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1 Female; riding thermals
>> gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 1
>> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 5
>> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 1
>> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
>> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 4
>> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
>> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 3
>> Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) 1
>> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
>> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
>> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 1
>> Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 2
>> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1
>> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 20
>> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 10
>> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 10
>> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 4
>> House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 3
>> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 10
>> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 4
>> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 25
>> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 5
>> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 30
>> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 10
>> Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 6
>> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
>> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 1
>> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5
>> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 1 Female; at cypress swamp/Adkins
>> Pond
>> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 5
>> Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major) 30
>> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 20
>> Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) 2
>> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 25
>> 
>> View this checklist online at
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30313843
>> 
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>> Frank Boyle
>> Broken Wallet Farm
>> Rohrersville, MD
>> 
>> 
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Subject: Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond
From: "'Jim Stasz' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:43:15 -0400
Best practice for eBird travelling lists is to not exceed 5 miles. Long 
travelling lists are not useful for fine scale mapping. 


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North Beach MD
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On Monday, June 20, 2016 Frank Boyle  wrote:
It was not in the forest. Along the roads and around Adkins Pond. I chose the 
demonstration forest because I led a MOS conference field trip there which also 
included Adkins Mill Park, the pond and the roads around the perimeter of the 
state forest. 


Frank

Frank Boyle
Broken Wallet Farm
Rohrersville, MD


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> 

On Jun 20, 2016, at 4:15 PM, Bob Ringler  wrote:
> 
> Frank,
> As a matter of interest, where did you find 30 Boat-tailed Grackles
> in the forest?
> 
>> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 7:51 AM, Frank Boyle  wrote:
>> 
>> Wicomico Demonstration State Forest, Wicomico, Maryland, US
>> Jun 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 15.0 mile(s)
>> Comments: Birding for the most part was done at a Cypress Swamp: Adkins
>> Mill Park (Adkins Pond).
>> 40 species (+1 other taxa)
>> 
>> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2 Females flying/calling over Adkins Pond
>> boardwalk and pond areas
>> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
>> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
>> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 4
>> Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) 1 Female; riding thermals
>> gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 1
>> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 5
>> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 1
>> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
>> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 4
>> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
>> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 3
>> Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) 1
>> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
>> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
>> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 1
>> Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 2
>> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1
>> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 20
>> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 10
>> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 10
>> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 4
>> House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 3
>> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 10
>> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 4
>> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 25
>> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 5
>> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 30
>> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 10
>> Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 6
>> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
>> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra) 1
>> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5
>> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 1 Female; at cypress swamp/Adkins
>> Pond
>> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 5
>> Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major) 30
>> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 20
>> Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) 2
>> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 25
>> 
>> View this checklist online at
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30313843
>> 
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>> Frank Boyle
>> Broken Wallet Farm
>> Rohrersville, MD
>> 
>> 
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Subject: Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:42:24 -0400
It was not in the forest. Along the roads and around Adkins Pond. I chose the 
demonstration forest because I led a MOS conference field trip there which also 
included Adkins Mill Park, the pond and the roads around the perimeter of the 
state forest. 


Frank

Frank Boyle
Broken Wallet Farm
Rohrersville, MD


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> On Jun 20, 2016, at 4:15 PM, Bob Ringler  wrote:
> 
> Frank,
>   As a matter of interest, where did you find 30 Boat-tailed Grackles
> in the forest?
> 
>> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 7:51 AM, Frank Boyle  wrote:
>> 
>> Wicomico Demonstration State Forest, Wicomico, Maryland, US
>> Jun 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 15.0 mile(s)
>> Comments:     Birding for the most part was done at a Cypress Swamp: Adkins
>> Mill Park (Adkins Pond).
>> 40 species (+1 other taxa)
>> 
>> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  2     Females flying/calling over Adkins Pond
>> boardwalk and pond areas
>> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
>> Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
>> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  4
>> Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  1     Female; riding thermals
>> gull sp. (Larinae sp.)  1
>> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
>> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)  1
>> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
>> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
>> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
>> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  3
>> Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)  1
>> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
>> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
>> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  1
>> Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)  2
>> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
>> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  20
>> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  10
>> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  10
>> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  4
>> House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  3
>> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  10
>> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  4
>> American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  25
>> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  5
>> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  30
>> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  10
>> Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  6
>> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
>> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)  1
>> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
>> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)  1     Female; at cypress swamp/Adkins
>> Pond
>> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  5
>> Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)  30
>> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  20
>> Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)  2
>> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  25
>> 
>> View this checklist online at
>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30313843
>> 
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
>> Frank Boyle
>> Broken Wallet Farm
>> Rohrersville, MD
>> 
>> 
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Subject: Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:15:58 -0400
Frank,
   As a matter of interest, where did you find 30 Boat-tailed Grackles
in the forest?

On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 7:51 AM, Frank Boyle  wrote:
>
> Wicomico Demonstration State Forest, Wicomico, Maryland, US
> Jun 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 15.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     Birding for the most part was done at a Cypress Swamp: Adkins
> Mill Park (Adkins Pond).
> 40 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  2     Females flying/calling over Adkins Pond
> boardwalk and pond areas
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
> Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  4
> Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  1     Female; riding thermals
> gull sp. (Larinae sp.)  1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)  1
> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  3
> Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)  1
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  1
> Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)  2
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  20
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  10
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  10
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  4
> House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  3
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  10
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  4
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  25
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  5
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  30
> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  10
> Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  6
> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)  1
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)  1     Female; at cypress swamp/Adkins
> Pond
> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  5
> Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)  30
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  20
> Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)  2
> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  25
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30313843
>
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> Frank Boyle
> Broken Wallet Farm
> Rohrersville, MD
>
>
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Subject: Re: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond
From: gregcadd AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:59:18 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Frank, Thanks for the post. Adkins is nice spot!
On another note, please consider sending our county officials a letter about 
saving Pirates Wharf forest. You can view my post from June 8th. the post was a 
bit cumbersome as there is a ton of info. please let me know if you have any 
questions about Pirates Wharf. Thanks, Greg Grieser 


On Monday, June 20, 2016 at 7:51:05 AM UTC-4, Frank Boyle wrote:
> Wicomico Demonstration State Forest, Wicomico, Maryland, US
> Jun 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 15.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     Birding for the most part was done at a Cypress Swamp: 
Adkins Mill Park (Adkins Pond). 

> 40 species (+1 other taxa)
> 
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  2     Females flying/calling over Adkins Pond 
boardwalk and pond areas 

> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
> Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  4
> Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  1     Female; riding thermals
> gull sp. (Larinae sp.)  1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)  1
> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
> Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  3
> Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)  1
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
> White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  1
> Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)  2
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  20
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  10
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  10
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  4
> House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  3
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  10
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  4
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  25
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  5
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  30
> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  10
> Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  6
> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
> Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)  1
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)  1     Female; at cypress 
swamp/Adkins Pond 

> Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  5
> Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)  30
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  20
> Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)  2
> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  25
> 
> View this checklist online 
at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30313843 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
> 
> Frank Boyle
> Broken Wallet Farm
> Rohrersville, MD
> 
> 
> 
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Subject: Bobolinks
From: barbmarty AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:21:00 +0000 (UTC)




Subject: Piper - a little baby sandpiper bird looking for food on
 the beach
From: Marcy Stutzman <marciastutzman AT netscape.net>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:57:42 -0700 (PDT)
Birding Parents, Grandparents, Aunts & Uncles,

There is the cutest shorebird cartoon before the start of "Finding Dory". It is 
worth it to take your kids, grandkids, nieces, and nephews to see the movie, 
just to see the cartoon (er, short film)! 


Pixar's short film called Piper, about a little baby sandpiper bird looking for 
food on the beach. 


http://www.firstshowing.net/2016/first-footage-for-pixars-new-short-piper-playing-before-finding-dory/ 


Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Subject: Re: The Washington Post: Here’s why calling someone a bird brain might actually be a compliment.
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:18:45 -0700 (PDT)
On Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 7:31:51 PM UTC-4, Jan Braumuller wrote:
> Good evening,
>    An article of interest. 
> Good birding,
> Jan Braumuller
> Arlington 
> 
> 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/06/14/bird-brains/
> > 
> > 
> > Sent from my iPad

Thanks, Jan.

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Subject: question - googlegroups & ebird & full checklists
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:10:38 -0400
On 6/20/16, 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding
 wrote:
Typically, full checklists should not be sent to the list, only
highlights. Or, you can paste the link to the checklist along with any
highlights.
*****************************
Tyler, that's a new one to me.  I see no harm in full checklists
especially when they are identified by location in the subject line.
One can read them if interested, if not, not.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member

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Subject: Fwd: question - googlegroups & ebird
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:55:50 -0400

Frank Boyle
Broken Wallet Farm
Rohrersville, MD


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Frank Boyle 
> Date: June 20, 2016 at 8:54:58 AM EDT
> To: James Tyler Bell 
> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] question - googlegroups & ebird
> 
> I would do that, Tyler, but my main email address is not my Gmail address. 
It's EarthLink (I also use Outlook for Mac so yeah, I'm a hot mess) and for 
some unfathomable reason I was told that MDBirding would reject my EarthLink 
email address if I chose to use it to post/register for the group. I only check 
my gmail on my iPhone, so saying I am doing it the hard way is kinda wrong. 
Just sayin' :). 

> 
> Frank Boyle
> Broken Wallet Farm
> Rohrersville, MD
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
>> On Jun 20, 2016, at 8:36 AM, James Tyler Bell  wrote:
>> 
>> It's difficult because you're doing it the hard way. When you finish your 
checklist, on the right side, click Email Yourself. Once the checklist shows up 
in your inbox, you can forward the list, along with any comments, to the group. 
Typically, full checklists should not be sent to the list, only highlights. Or, 
you can paste the link to the checklist along with any highlights. 

>> Tyler Bell
>> jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
>> California, Maryland
>> 
>> 
>> From: Frank Boyle 
>> To: Maryland & DC Birding  
>> Sent: Monday, June 20, 2016 8:18 AM
>> Subject: [MDBirding] question - googlegroups & ebird
>> 
>> Anyone know why this google group (MDBirding) cannot receive my ebird 
checklists directly from ebird? This cut-and-paste then go to the group page 
then post will get old REALLY fast. 

>> 
>> Frank
>> 
>> Frank Boyle
>> Broken Wallet Farm
>> Rohrersville, MD
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Subject: Re: question - googlegroups & ebird
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:36:44 +0000 (UTC)
It's difficult because you're doing it the hard way. When you finish your 
checklist, on the right side, click Email Yourself. Once the checklist shows up 
in your inbox, you can forward the list, along with any comments, to the group. 
Typically, full checklists should not be sent to the list, only highlights. Or, 
you can paste the link to the checklist along with any highlights. 

Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland

      From: Frank Boyle 
 To: Maryland & DC Birding  
 Sent: Monday, June 20, 2016 8:18 AM
 Subject: [MDBirding] question - googlegroups & ebird
   
Anyone know why this google group (MDBirding) cannot receive my ebird 
checklists directly from ebird?  This cut-and-paste then go to the group page 
then post will get old REALLY fast. 


Frank

Frank Boyle
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Rohrersville, MD

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Subject: question - googlegroups & ebird
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:18:35 -0700 (PDT)
Anyone know why this google group (MDBirding) cannot receive my ebird 
checklists directly from ebird? This cut-and-paste then go to the group page 
then post will get old REALLY fast. 


Frank

Frank Boyle
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Rohrersville, MD

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Subject: eBird Report - Audubon Naturalist Society -- Woodend Sanctuary, Jun 18, 2016
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:15:54 -0700 (PDT)
Audubon Naturalist Society -- Woodend Sanctuary, Montgomery, Maryland, US
Jun 18, 2016 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Weekly Beginner's Bird Walk at Woodend - ANS
29 species

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  10
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  5
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  2
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)  2
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  5
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  10
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  10
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  3
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  3
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  25
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  10
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  15
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  5
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  5
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  10

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30314212

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Subject: ebird checklist 6.11.16 Wicomico State Forest/Adkins Pond
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:51:02 -0400
Wicomico Demonstration State Forest, Wicomico, Maryland, US
Jun 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
15.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birding for the most part was done at a Cypress Swamp: Adkins Mill 
Park (Adkins Pond). 

40 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2 Females flying/calling over Adkins Pond boardwalk and 
pond areas 

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  4
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  1     Female; riding thermals
gull sp. (Larinae sp.)  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  4
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  2
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens)  3
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  1
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons)  2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  20
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis)  10
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  10
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  4
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  25
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  5
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  30
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  10
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  6
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Summer Tanager (Piranga rubra)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5
Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea)  1     Female; at cypress swamp/Adkins Pond
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  5
Boat-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus major)  30
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  20
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  25

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30313843

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Frank Boyle
Broken Wallet Farm
Rohrersville, MD


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Subject: Ebird snafu
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 07:46:31 -0400
Damn ebird nonsense - please ignore my recent post. Apparently when I share a 
checklist it thinks email addresses are ebird users. 


Frank

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Subject: Fwd: The Washington Post: Here’s why calling someone a bird brain might actually be a compliment.
From: Janbraumuller <janbraumuller AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:31:47 -0400
Good evening,
   An article of interest. 
Good birding,
Jan Braumuller
Arlington 


> 
> 
> 
> https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2016/06/14/bird-brains/
> 
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Subject: [FR] Best Bike Ride Bird today and BRUNS PEACOCK yesterday and a mammal note
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2016 14:52:46 -0400
Best bird was a tossup between the White-breasted Nuts and the Caro
Wrens both numerous and vocal, or the chattering Bald Eagle, perhaps
still post nest [rumored] dawdling in the area.

Brunswick Peacock
Was seen as I was driving on MD 79...can't remember if it was just
before [i.e. N] or just after [i.e. S] the intersection with Chick
Lane.  The tail seemed about 12' long at a glance...know nothing
more...

Mammal note
One of two baby rabbits on the property when out an about this
morning, seemed primarily focused on white clover blossoms as a
preferred delicacy.  I watched it down at least 1/2 dzn in succession.
Another argument for having a diverse environment in the yard vs the
monoculture obsession of so many.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member

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Subject: Loch Raven & former hawkwatch site, 06/18/16
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:24:06 -0400
06/18/16 – 720am-750am

Loch Raven Reservoir—Loch Raven Point, B Co., MD



WEATHER: PC/Fair, 63-68 degrees, calm- SE 3 mph



Canada Goose – 159

Mallard – 3

Double-crested Cormorant – 1

Great Blue Heron – 1

Downy Woodpecker – 2

Great Crested Flycatcher – 2

Eastern Kingbird – 2

Red-eyed Vireo – 1

Blue Jay – 1

Fish Crow – 3

Tree Swallow – 1

Cliff Swallow – 12

Barn Swallow – 2

Carolina Chickadee – 1

Carolina Wren – 1

American Robin – 1

Gray Catbird – 2

Cedar Waxwing – 1

Pine Warbler – 1

Chipping Sparrow – 2

Northern Cardinal – 2

Red-winged Blackbird – 1

Common Grackle – 5

Brown-headed Cowbird – 2

Orchard Oriole – 1

American Goldfinch – 1

SPECIES: 26   INDIVIDUALS: 211





06/18/16 – 835am-1135am *Baltimore Green Space/Baltimore Bird Club walk*

Hilltop Ridge – hawkwatch site, Baltimore, MD



WEATHER: Sunny, 71-79 degrees, SE 4 mph- ESE 4 mph   OBS: 15



Black Vulture – 1 (late migrants)

Turkey Vulture – 1 (late migrants)

Bald Eagle – 1 (immature flyover ENE)

Sharp-shinned Hawk – 1 (Male flyover S, smallest accipiter, small head,
long, narrow squared-off tail, rapid flight)

Cooper’s Hawk – 2 (locals)

Rock Pigeon – 1 (flyby, on way out)

Chimney Swift – 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1

Downy Woodpecker – 4

Great Crested Flycatcher – 1

Red-eyed Vireo – 3

Blue Jay – 5

American Crow – 4

Fish Crow – 2

Carolina Chickadee – 2

Tufted Titmouse – 1

White-breasted Nuthatch – 2

Carolina Wren – 1

House Wren – 1

American Robin – 7

Gray Catbird – 4

European Starling – 3

Cedar Waxwing – 1

Northern Cardinal – 3

Common Grackle – 1

House Finch – 1

American Goldfinch – 4

House Sparrow – 9

SPECIES: 28   INDIVIDUALS: 69


    Kevin Graff
    Jarrettsville, MD
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Subject: Re: Dickcissel found in Allegany County on Blank Road
From: John Hubbell <johngilhub1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:59:08 -0400
Dickcissel continues on Blank Rd, Also a Sedge Wren around the corner on Bald 
Knob Rd. 


John Hubbell
Washington DC


> On Jun 14, 2016, at 3:00 PM, Jim Green  wrote:
> 
> Hi everybody:  
> Found about an hour ago. First heard singing. Then had scope views as well. 
Other good birds here as well. See ebird checklist below. 

> 
> Jim Green 
> Gaithersburg MD
> 
> US-MD-Mount Savage-14507 Blank Rd NW - 39.7191x-78.8880
> Jun 14, 2016
> 1:18 PM
> Traveling
> 0.20 miles
> 75 Minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.1 Build 65
> 
> 1 Killdeer
> 3 Mourning Dove
> 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
> 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
> 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
> 1 Downy Woodpecker
> 1 Pileated Woodpecker
> 1 Eastern Phoebe
> 2 American Crow
> 3 Barn Swallow
> 2 American Robin
> 1 Northern Mockingbird
> 1 Ovenbird
> 1 Common Yellowthroat
> 1 Grasshopper Sparrow
> 3 Henslow's Sparrow -- "Singing" on both sides of the road
> 1 Scarlet Tanager
> 1 Northern Cardinal
> 1 Dickcissel -- Probably first year male Black V below chin present Yellow 
just starting to come in. Distant scope views First alerted by its "Dik Dik Dik 
Sis" calls Heavy bill and chestnut color on upper wings 

> 6 Bobolink -- Quit possibly more - conservative count - some in flight Mostly 
in tall grass fields 

> 4 Red-winged Blackbird
> 4 Eastern Meadowlark
> 1 Baltimore Oriole
> 4 American Goldfinch
> 
> Number of Taxa: 24
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Subject: Of roosters, turkeys and Screechies, plus the MOS conference
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 04:46:38 -0400
I had the outstanding privilege of leading several walks for the 2016 MOS 
Conference last week in Salisbury. I am so amazed and proud of all of you, we 
Maryland birders! It was a magical weekend, the weather was perfect (albeit a 
bit hot for some of you), the birds were amazing, and many kudos must go out to 
Mark Johnson and the MOS leadership for another outstanding gathering! 


Just now I am hearing both the local roosters and several screech owls in the 
predawn calm. The Screechies are certainly having fun - not only the toots and 
wails but also some indescribable chatter to boot. 


Thursday here at the farm we had a female "wild" turkey eating out of one of 
our covered ground platform feeders. She was so intent on nibbling the black 
oil spilled on the ground by the passerines that close approach only elicited a 
look at Kathleen from just a few feet away. 


Just another beautiful dawn here in the most beautiful valley in America 
(National Geographic magazine, circa Nov 1968), Washington County's Pleasant 
Valley. 


Off to Woodend in a few hours to lead the weekly beginning birders walk for 
ANS. 


Ain't life grand,

Frank 

Frank Boyle
Broken Wallet Farm
Rohrersville, MD


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Subject: Chuck at SERC, Edgewater
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 17:50:28 +0000 (UTC)
I was out on a lunch walk today, 6/17, enjoying the weather as it turns from 
muggy to dry and breezy. I was just about to turn around near the back gate 
into the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center when I heard a 
Chuck-will's-widow call several times! I was stunned. I've only heard a chuck 
call once before during the day and that was about 10 years ago at Calvert 
Cliffs State Park. 


Anyway, SERC is mostly off limits to visitors but there are public roads that 
go up to the back gate off of Muddy Creek Road. If you go south on Muddy Creek 
Road from 214, pass the signed entrance to SERC then turn left onto Collins 
Road after about 1/2 mile. Collins is very short and bends to the right at the 
intersection with the back road exit(the extension of Old Muddy Creek Road in 
the photo below is the back goad and gated after a 100 feet or so). You can 
park by the gate. Be aware that there are occasionally some sketchy individuals 
parked at this location presumably as a rendezvous for drug deals? SERC 
security patrols occasionally and they leave. 

 



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jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
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Subject: Chat at Wheaton Regional park
From: "'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00:36 -0400
Singing loudly near the White House by the train tracks. 

Susan Hunt
Wheaton

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Subject: Re: Wash Co Dickcissels
From: Samuel Miller <srmiller2022 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:57:51 -0400
I did not see any Dickcissels here as of 3:15pm today.

Grasshopper Sparrows, Meadowlarks, and a Horned Lark were all singing in
the fields though.

- Sam Miller
Gambrills MD
On Jun 15, 2016 12:23 PM, "Jim Green"  wrote:

> 2 on Broadfording RD just east of 15017 address
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Subject: Wash Co Dickcissels
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:23:35 -0400
2 on Broadfording RD just east of 15017 address

Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD 

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Subject: Re: June Pelagics photos
From: Bobbi <b.reichwein AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 08:24:52 -0700 (PDT)
On Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 10:51:11 AM UTC-4, Lydia Schindler wrote:
> Thanks for the good comments and suggestions. The problem may lie with my 
aging PC, but I still cannot access this, even from the ABA blog (404 error 
...) 

> 
> 
> Lydia Schindler
> Darnestown
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 4:21 PM, John Filigenzi  wrote:
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> On the American Birding Association web site there is a good article with 
photos (blog section) on the June 4th pelagic trip. 

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> Jack
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> On Jun 14, 2016, at 3:47 PM, JB Churchill  wrote:
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> Lydia,
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>      That link was working earlier. It looks like they may be having some 
issues with their server right now. 

> 
> 
> J.B.
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 3:17 PM, Lydia Schindler  wrote:
> 
> 
> The link does not seem to work, unfortunately. Is it closed access??
> 
> 
> Lydia Schindler
> Darnestown
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 6:40 PM, Dan Small  wrote:
> Mike,
> 
> 
> 
> Fantastic photos, Mike! Some of those Great Shearwater shots are awesome.
> 
> 
> 
> For those people interested in reading more about the trip and seeing more 
photos, Alex Lamoraeux (one of the trip leaders) posted a write-up on his blog 
summarizing the trip. 

> 
> 
> 
> http://www.nemesisbird.com/news/lewes-pelagic-june-4th-2016/
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I too tried to access the ABA site and got the 404 error message.

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Subject: Re: June Pelagics photos
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:51:08 -0400
Thanks for the good comments and suggestions. The problem may lie with my
aging PC, but I still cannot access this, even from the ABA blog (404 error
...)

Lydia Schindler
Darnestown

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 4:21 PM, John Filigenzi 
wrote:

> On the American Birding Association web site there is a good article with
> photos (blog section) on the June 4th pelagic trip.
>
> Jack
>
> On Jun 14, 2016, at 3:47 PM, JB Churchill  wrote:
>
> Lydia,
>
>      That link was working earlier. It looks like they may be having some
> issues with their server right now.
>
> J.B.
>
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 3:17 PM, Lydia Schindler 
> wrote:
>
>> The link does not seem to work, unfortunately. Is it closed access??
>>
>> Lydia Schindler
>> Darnestown
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 6:40 PM, Dan Small  wrote:
>>
>>> Mike,
>>>
>>> Fantastic photos, Mike! Some of those Great Shearwater shots are awesome.
>>>
>>> For those people interested in reading more about the trip and seeing
>>> more photos, Alex Lamoraeux (one of the trip leaders) posted a write-up on
>>> his blog summarizing the trip.
>>>
>>> http://www.nemesisbird.com/news/lewes-pelagic-june-4th-2016/
>>>
>>> Dan Small
>>> Chestertown, MD
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Subject: Voice of the Naturalist, Washington, DC area, June 14
From: Gerry Hawkins <maineusa AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:38:33 -0400
Hotline:     Voice of the Naturalist
Date:        6/14/2016
Coverage:    MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: voice AT anshome.org
Compiler:    Gerry Hawkins
Sponsor:     Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
               Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

Please consider joining ANS, especially if you are a regular user of
the Voice (Individual $50; Family $65; Nature Steward $100; Audubon
Advocate $200). The membership number is 301-652-9188, option 12; the
address is 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; and the web
site is http://www.AudubonNaturalist.org 
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This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, June
7 and was completed on June 14 at 6:30 a.m.

The top bird this week was WESTERN KINGBIRD in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included SNOW GOOSE, TRUMPETER SWAN,
BLUE-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, CANVASBACK, REDHEAD, SURF and
BLACK SCOTERS, LONG-TAILED DUCK, RUDDY DUCK, RED-THROATED LOON,
ANHINGA, AMERICAN WHITE and BROWN PELICANS, AMERICAN BITTERN, WHITE
IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE, SANDHILL CRANE, AMERICAN AVOCET, MARBLED
GODWIT, WHITE-RUMPED and WESTERN SANDPIPERS, LEAST, GULL-BILLED and
BLACK TERNS, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, ALDER FLYCATCHER, COMMON RAVEN,
BROWN CREEPER, MOURNING and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, WHITE-THROATED and
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, DARK-EYED JUNCO, DICKCISSEL, BOBOLINK, RED
CROSSBILL and PINE SISKIN.

TOP BIRD

On June 11 a WESTERN KINGBIRD was photographed at the College Creek
Hawkwatch in James City Co, VA.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

A solitary SNOW GOOSE was at Cranberry Reservoir in Carroll Co, MD on
June 12 and Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on June 13.

Two TRUMPETER SWANS continue in a restricted area at the Smithsonian
Environmental Research Center, Anne Arundel Co, MD, with the latest
sighting on June 10. Another continuing TRUMPETER SWAN was seen at the
Route 29/Exit 18 stormwater pond in Howard Co, MD on June 12. The
longstanding tagged TRUMPETER SWAN at Lake Churchill in Montgomery Co,
MD was most recently reported on June 12.

Lingering migratory dabbling ducks included a continuing male
BLUE-WINGED TEAL at Forestville Pond in Shenandoah Co, VA on June 12,
a pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL in the Merganser Pond in the North Tract of
the Patuxent Research Refuge, Anne Arundel Co, MD on June 8 and 9, and
a continuing male BLUE-WINGED TEAL and three male NORTHERN SHOVELERS
at the Craney Island Disposal Area, Portsmouth, VA on June 9.

Lingering migratory diving ducks included a male CANVASBACK off
McMullens Wharf in Perryville, MD on June 11; a male REDHEAD at the
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (Horsehead), Queen Anne's Co, MD
on June 8 and at Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on June 9; a BLACK
SCOTER at Assateague Island NS, Worcester Co, MD on June 10; two BLACK
SCOTERS and a SURF SCOTER at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co, VA on June
7 and 8; a female LONG-TAILED DUCK at Masonville Cove, Baltimore, MD
on June 8 and 10; and a male and female LONG-TAILED DUCK at Poplar
Island, Talbot Co, MD on June 9. In addition, RUDDY DUCKS were seen at
several locations, including one at Crabbs Branch Pond, Montgomery Co,
MD on June 7, two at Cranberry Reservoir, Carroll Co, MD on June 8,
and three at the Craney Island Disposal Area, Portsmouth, VA on June
9.

On June 12 a RED-THROATED LOON was reported from the Life of the Marsh
Trail and Old Ferry Landing at Assateague Island NS, Worcester Co, MD.

A high of six ANHINGAS*, including some engaged in apparent courtship
activity, were seen at the Carson Wetland in Prince George Co, VA on
June 12 and 13. Another ANHINGA*, possibly one of these same birds,
was seen in flight over the City Point Unit of Petersburg National
Battlefield Park, Hopewell, VA on June 13.

On June 8 a resident of Fredericksburg, VA was surprised to see an
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN in flight. On June 9 observers counted 32 BROWN
PELICANS at the Craney Island Disposal Area, Portsmouth, VA.

On June 10 an AMERICAN BITTERN was found along Riley Roberts Road in
Deal Island WMA, Somerset Co, MD.

Continued northward movement of WHITE IBIS was suggested by several
recent sightings, including six individuals along the causeway to
Assateague SP, Worcester Co, MD on June 11, 12 individuals in flight
over the Assawoman Wildlife Area, Sussex Co, DE on June 12, and single
individuals at locations in Worcester Co, MD on June 9 and 12.

Sightings of MISSISSIPPI KITE, another northward moving species,
included individual birds at Ben Brenman Park in Alexandria, VA and
over Huntsman Lake in Fairfax Co, VA on June 10, which may have been
the same bird, and an individual over Centre Park Drive in Howard Co,
MD on June 11. In addition, two apparently continuing individuals were
seen in flight from Bayfield Lane in Fauquier Co, VA on June 8 and 9.

On June 8 two SANDHILL CRANES were photographed while feeding in an
agricultural field along Entry School Road in Augusta Co, VA. On the
same day a single SANDHILL CRANE was photographed near the Rapidan
River, just past the intersection of Rt. 20 and Rt. 231, in Madison
Co, VA. 

A small number (34) of AMERICAN AVOCETS remained at Bombay Hook NWR,
Kent Co, DE on June 8 but by the end of the week they were all gone.
Five MARBLED GODWITS were seen in Tom's Cove at Chincoteague NWR,
Accomack Co, VA on June 8 and 11. WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were
reported at several locations, including an area high of six at Prime
Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE on June 7; two at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE
on June 11; two along Wildlife Drive at Chincoteague NWR, Accomack Co,
VA on June 11; and a single individual at Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA on
June 8 and 9. Inland, an apparent WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was reported
in a wet/muddy area along 9324-9344 Greenfield Farm Road in Albemarle
Co, VA on June 12. The only WESTERN SANDPIPER reported in the area
during the week was found along Figgs Landing Road in Worcester Co, MD
on June 7.   

On June 11 a relatively uncommon LEAST TERN was photographed at Laurel
Lake in Prince George's Co, MD. On June 7 a GULL-BILLED TERN was seen
along Figgs Landing Road and a short distance north of this location
in Worcester Co, MD, which may have been the same bird. A few
GULL-BILLED TERNS also were reported at various locations in
southeastern Virginia, where this species breeds locally in small
numbers. Three BLACK TERNS were seen during a regular survey of Poplar
Island, Talbot Co, MD on June 9. A BLACK TERN also was reported flying
south at Assateague Island NS, Worcester Co, MD on June 13.

A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was heard singing in woods at private Deerfield
Stables in Fauquier Co, VA on June 11 and seen along Randolph Avenue
in Northampton Co, VA on June 12.

The ALDER FLYCATCHER that has been present along Cattleman Road in the
Swoope Area of Highland Co, VA for over a week was seen and heard
again on June 9. 

Lowland COMMON RAVENS included a couple of adults and four juveniles
interacting with BALD EAGLES and AMERICAN CROWS at the Howard County
Conservancy in Howard Co, MD on June 10.

An out-of-season BROWN CREEPER was a surprise sighting at Battle Creek
Cypress Swamp, Calvert Co, MD on June 7 and 8.

Late migratory warblers included a MOURNING WARBLER found in a
residential yard in Howard Co, MD on June 7 and a YELLOW-RUMPED
WARBLER photographed at Schoolhouse Pond in Prince George's Co, MD on
June 13. 

A late WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was present all week at the Chester River
Field Research Center (Chino Farms) (private), Queen Anne's Co, MD.
Late sparrows also included a total of three WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS
at locations in Carroll and Queen Anne's Co, MD on June 9 and 10 and
three DARK-EYED JUNCOS photographed at Lake Frank in Montgomery Co, MD
on June 11.  

A couple of male DICKCISSELS were present all week in fields along
Hughes Road a short distance before the intersection with River Road
in Montgomery Co, MD. DICKCISSELS also continue along Grassdale Road
in Fauquier Co, VA, with a high of three reported on June 8, 9, 10 and
12. Birders interested in seeing a DICKCISSEL in this area also might
check the uncut fields by the nearby Savannah Branch Road mudflat,
which hosted a singing male earlier in the month.

On June 11 birders from the Cecil Bird Club enjoyed watching as many
as 30 BOBOLINKS and the unveiling of a new grassland nesting bird sign
at protected fields along North Appleton Road in Fairhill NRMA, Cecil
Co, MD. 

RED CROSSBILLS continue at Briery Branch Gap in Rockingham Co, VA,
with a high of 14 on June 10 and four on June 12.

On June 7 a PINE SISKIN made an unexpected visit to a residential
feeder near New Hope in Augusta Co, VA.

***

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

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

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

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Subject: Lois Y. Green Conservation Park -- Jun 14, 2016
From: john pangborn <pangborn.john19 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:51:19 -0700
Submitted from eBird Android 1.2.2

39 Canada Goose
5 Mallard
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
3 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1 Acadian Flycatcher
1 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Carolina Wren
12 American Robin
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
2 Field Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 17

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Gaithersburg md

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Subject: Re: June Pelagics photos
From: John Filigenzi <jjfiligenzi AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 16:21:53 -0400
On the American Birding Association web site there is a good article with 
photos (blog section) on the June 4th pelagic trip. 


Jack

On Jun 14, 2016, at 3:47 PM, JB Churchill  wrote:

> Lydia,
> 
> That link was working earlier. It looks like they may be having some issues 
with their server right now. 

> 
> J.B.
> 
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 3:17 PM, Lydia Schindler  
wrote: 

> The link does not seem to work, unfortunately. Is it closed access??
> 
> Lydia Schindler
> Darnestown
> 
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 6:40 PM, Dan Small  wrote:
> Mike,
> 
> Fantastic photos, Mike! Some of those Great Shearwater shots are awesome.
> 
> For those people interested in reading more about the trip and seeing more 
photos, Alex Lamoraeux (one of the trip leaders) posted a write-up on his blog 
summarizing the trip. 

> 
> http://www.nemesisbird.com/news/lewes-pelagic-june-4th-2016/
> 
> Dan Small
> Chestertown, MD
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Subject: Re: June Pelagics photos
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:17:18 -0400
The link does not seem to work, unfortunately. Is it closed access??

Lydia Schindler
Darnestown

On Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 6:40 PM, Dan Small  wrote:

> Mike,
>
> Fantastic photos, Mike! Some of those Great Shearwater shots are awesome.
>
> For those people interested in reading more about the trip and seeing more
> photos, Alex Lamoraeux (one of the trip leaders) posted a write-up on his
> blog summarizing the trip.
>
> http://www.nemesisbird.com/news/lewes-pelagic-june-4th-2016/
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Subject: Dickcissel found in Allegany County on Blank Road
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:00:10 -0400
Hi everybody:  
Found about an hour ago. First heard singing. Then had scope views as well. 
Other good birds here as well. See ebird checklist below. 


Jim Green 
Gaithersburg MD

US-MD-Mount Savage-14507 Blank Rd NW - 39.7191x-78.8880
Jun 14, 2016
1:18 PM
Traveling
0.20 miles
75 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.1 Build 65

1 Killdeer
3 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
2 American Crow
3 Barn Swallow
2 American Robin
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Ovenbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Grasshopper Sparrow
3 Henslow's Sparrow -- "Singing" on both sides of the road
1 Scarlet Tanager
1 Northern Cardinal
1 Dickcissel -- Probably first year male Black V below chin present Yellow just 
starting to come in. Distant scope views First alerted by its "Dik Dik Dik Sis" 
calls Heavy bill and chestnut color on upper wings 

6 Bobolink -- Quit possibly more - conservative count - some in flight Mostly 
in tall grass fields 

4 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Eastern Meadowlark
1 Baltimore Oriole
4 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 24


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Subject: Supplee Lane access closed temporarily
From: "Derek C. Richardson" <dcr AT astro.umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:18:55 -0400 (EDT)
For those thinking of birding Rocky Gorge reservoir in PG county via 
Supplee Lane, please be aware that the area is closed through Friday for a 
repaving project.

I've had some nice birds there recently, with highlights including 
Kentucky Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, both orioles, and 
today an escaped(?) Rock Pigeon with a blue band on the left leg and a 
metal band on the right leg.  At the dam there is a pair of nesting 
Ospreys and lots of Cliff Swallows around.  Also had a kestrel, which is 
unusual.  No sign of ravens.

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Subject: Nesting box survey #1
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 09:57:28 -0400
Good day fellow birders. I live in Owings Mills and my property is a National 
Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat. On my property I have roughly 20 nesting 
boxes, of which I survey them 2-3 times per season, to see what's inside them. 
I end up with multiple nests, possible eggs, fledglings, assorted small 
rodents. Many things are possible. 


I'm putting a call out there for anybody that would like to help me. If you are 
in the Owings Mills area I'll be doing this in the next 1 to 3 days in the 
afternoon. It's quite a cool experience. So if you'd like to help, have a 
little fun, spend an hour or so, please let me know. Kids are welcome. 


Amazing Birding in 2016!

Hugh David Fleischmann
Owings Mills, MD 21117
410-598-9292

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Subject: June Pelagics photos
From: Dan Small <small.m.dan AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 15:40:21 -0700 (PDT)
Mike, 

Fantastic photos, Mike! Some of those Great Shearwater shots are awesome. 

For those people interested in reading more about the trip and seeing more 
photos, Alex Lamoraeux (one of the trip leaders) posted a write-up on his blog 
summarizing the trip. 


http://www.nemesisbird.com/news/lewes-pelagic-june-4th-2016/

Dan Small
Chestertown, MD

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Subject: Poplar Island 6/9/2016
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:05:30 -0700 (PDT)
Breeding season was in full swing last Thursday. Highlights included a pair of 
American Oystercatchers leading two chicks around one of the sandier areas; an 
adult Willet with a fledgling; three Black Terns; and a very late Redhead that 
will probably oversummer at this point. Full eBird list below. 


Tim Carney
Nottingham, MD

Poplar Island, Talbot, Maryland, US
Jun 9, 2016 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Area
1140.0 ac
Comments:     Clear, 64-73°F, 8-16 mph WNW
45 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  21
American Black Duck  21
Mallard  671
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)  1
Redhead  1
Lesser Scaup  2
Surf Scoter  1
Long-tailed Duck  2
Double-crested Cormorant  3567
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  9
Cattle Egret  10
Glossy Ibis  7
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  40
Bald Eagle  1
Virginia Rail  4
Black-necked Stilt  11
American Oystercatcher  4
Semipalmated Plover  7
Killdeer  8
Willet (Eastern)  25
Dunlin  1
White-rumped Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  242
peep sp.  449
Short-billed Dowitcher  9
Laughing Gull  7
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull (American)  465
Great Black-backed Gull  75
Least Tern  35
Black Tern  3
Common Tern  119
Forster's Tern  83
Eastern Kingbird  1
Fish Crow  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Purple Martin  14
Tree Swallow  100
Bank Swallow  2
European Starling  15
Seaside Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  177
Common Grackle (Purple)  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30153991

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

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Subject: Dickcissel continues, and Pheasant calling
From: "David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" <moulton.davidh AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 10:40:46 -0700 (PDT)
Between 6 and 7 am this morning, the Dickcissel was active in the same area of 
Hughes Road that it has inhabited for the last two weeks -- usually singing 
from the alder bushes in the line of east-west brush that frames the southern 
edge of the field south of the Polo Club entrance. I also saw him up close when 
it landed (briefly) on the bare branches of a tree on the east side of Hughes 
Road. 

Also of interest, while observing the Dickcissel, I heard a cock Ring-necked 
Pheasant crow once around 6:30 am from beyond the fields to the east of Hughes 
Road - rare for Montgomery County, but perhaps the same bird that Lydia 
Schindler reported in the same vicinity last April. 


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Subject: Late Yellow-rumped Warbler at Schoolhouse Pond
From: Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2016 12:03:17 +0000 (UTC)
 During my morning walk around Schoolhouse Pond, I had a singing Yellow-rumped 
("Mrytle") Warbler.  The bird was low in the trees along the edge of the pond 
at Governor Oden Bowie Drive.  I heard the bird singing repeatedly and watched 
as it moved fairly low in the trees.  I got a documentation photo, which I'll 
attached to my eBird report this evening.  While I'll have to go back and 
check my records to be sure, I don't believe that I've ever had a Yellow-rumped 
Warbler at the pond this late before.  Other birds seen or heard include a 
Scarlet Tanager (I saw a pair of these birds together last week at the backside 
of the pond), a Baltimore Oriole, several Indigo Buntings, and two Common 
Yellowthroats.  Also of note, two weeks ago I got a few neat photos of an 
Acadian Flycatcher sitting on a nest.  The nest was in one of the trees 
overhanging the trail on the back side of the pond, and I never would have seen 
it if I hadn't spotted the bird fly to the nest from one of the adjacent 
trees.  Good birding, 

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Subject: MOS Field Trips - Life of the Forest, Tangier Sound, Long Point Landing, Elliott Island
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 17:19:28 -0700 (PDT)
These are not the official lists - just my own. Thought folks might like a 
taste of what they missed... 


Assateague I. NS--Life of the Forest, Worcester, Maryland, US
Jun 10, 2016 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
Comments:     MOS Conference Field Trip
42 species

Double-crested Cormorant  2
Brown Pelican  7
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1
Tricolored Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Glossy Ibis  1
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  1
Virginia Rail  1
Willet  2
Laughing Gull  1
Herring Gull  1
Least Tern  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  1
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  1
Brown-headed Nuthatch  3
House Wren  5
Gray Catbird  5
Northern Mockingbird  2
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  2
Prairie Warbler  1
Yellow-breasted Chat  1
Field Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Common Grackle  3
Boat-tailed Grackle  2
Orchard Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  3

Crisfield-Smith Island boat trip, Somerset, Maryland, US
Jun 11, 2016 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
20.0 mile(s)
Comments:     All day trip - boat, then bird our way back to Salisbury by car
34 species

American Black Duck  2
Mallard  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Brown Pelican  8
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  1
Little Blue Heron  1
Tricolored Heron  7
Green Heron  2
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  3
Glossy Ibis  16
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  7
American Oystercatcher  8
Willet  2
Herring Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  33
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
American Crow  1
Purple Martin  3
Barn Swallow  6
Marsh Wren  1
Common Yellowthroat  4
Seaside Sparrow  9
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Boat-tailed Grackle  1
Orchard Oriole  1
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  2


Long Point Boat Landing, Somerset, Maryland, US
Jun 11, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
5.0 mile(s)
20 species

American Black Duck  1
Snowy Egret  1
Green Heron  4
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  7
Glossy Ibis  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1
Clapper Rail  3
Willet  1
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Mourning Dove  4
Marsh Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1

Elliott Island Road, Dorchester, Maryland, US
Jun 12, 2016 6:52 AM - 10:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
9.3 mile(s)
Comments:     MOS Conference Field Trip
61 species

Canada Goose  5
American Black Duck  5
Mallard  5
Ruddy Duck  14     flock of 6 and 8 in Fishing Bay
Wild Turkey  1
Brown Pelican  1
Great Blue Heron  6
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  2
Green Heron  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  5
Northern Harrier  2
Bald Eagle  3
Clapper Rail  1
Virginia Rail  3
Sora  1
Common Gallinule  1
Willet  8
Laughing Gull  3
Ring-billed Gull  1
Mourning Dove  2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Red-headed Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Eastern Kingbird  6
White-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  1
Tree Swallow  9
Barn Swallow  3
Carolina Chickadee  2
Brown-headed Nuthatch  8
House Wren  5
Marsh Wren  50
Carolina Wren  2
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  1
Cedar Waxwing  1
Ovenbird  1
Common Yellowthroat  25     Group estimate
Yellow Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  7
Seaside Sparrow  11
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  4
Eastern Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  4
Blue Grosbeak  1
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  100     Group estimate
Eastern Meadowlark  4
Common Grackle  2
Boat-tailed Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Orchard Oriole  3
American Goldfinch  2

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Subject: Soldiers Delight NEA yesterday
From: Kojo Baidoo <baidookojo6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 14:00:43 -0700 (PDT)
I'm blessed to live about seven minutes away from such a great area such as 
Soldiers Delight NEA, and my father and I stopped by yesterday to check out 
some of the breeding birds this year. The regulars did not disappoint, and I 
was rewarded with many great views from Pine and Prairie Warblers, including an 
amiable male Prairie who hopped up onto a tree stump right in front of my face 
at one point 
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/132863360 AT N02/27596811936/in/dateposted-public/). 
Both species were often carrying food, and I actually saw my first (breeding) 
female bird who was quite shy. I also had Yellow-breasted Chat and Ovenbird, 
although I didn't encounter Scarlet Tanager (or a recently reported Hooded 
Warbler). Other birds including Indigo Bunting, Field Sparrow, all that jazz... 


Also, today I took the usual neighborhood/forest route and was excited to have 
my first ever Blue Grosbeak in this area and in this part of the state. No 
female seen, so I'm not sure if he'll stick around to breed, but it's fun to 
hope... 


Kojo Baidoo
Baltimore County

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Subject: [FR] Best Bike Ride Bird today
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 15:37:53 -0400
The weather people say it's more comfortably because less humid
today...you could have fooled me...HOT...is my word for the early to
mid-morning.

Best bird was the female Cardinal carrying nesting material 2x into a
honeysuckle thicket just N of the bridge over Catoctin Creek on
Bennies Hill Rd.  2nd best were the singing Grasshopper Sparrows incl
the one that likes to sing from a fence post under the power lines on
MD 17 just S of the intersection with Bennies Hill Rd.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member

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Subject: Re: Red-throated Loon at Assateague
From: keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2016 08:59:21 -0400