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Wood Ducks,©Julie Zickefoose

5 Sep Nighthawks at Brookside Gardens (Wheaton Regional Park) ["'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
4 Sep State-wide Fall Counts being held on weekend of September 19-20 [Charles Stirrat ]
4 Sep Golden-winged Warbler, QA ["'maren gimpel' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
4 Sep Western MD 9/4/2015 [Tim Carney ]
4 Sep Cromwell, 9/4/15 [Tim Houghton ]
04 Sep No Subject [mcleant11 ]
4 Sep Wilson's Phalarope at Swan Creek [Adam Parr ]
04 Sep American Golden Plover Howard County [Howard Patterson ]
4 Sep Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/4/15 [Wallace Kornack ]
4 Sep Wheaton Regional Park today ["Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" ]
4 Sep Wilson's Phalarope at Swan Creek [Barry Marsh ]
03 Sep Snow geese north east [pvaldata1 ]
3 Sep Pennyfield quiet [Lydia Schindler ]
3 Sep Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/3/15, Golden-winged [Wallace Kornack ]
3 Sep more from Wheaton regional Park today ["Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" ]
3 Sep Wheaton Regional Park 9/3 [psalmus50 ]
3 Sep Cecil -Olive-sided Flycatcher [Chris Starling ]
3 Sep Swan Creek Birdwalk 10/10/2015 [Tim Carney ]
3 Sep Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher [Tim Carney ]
2 Sep Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher [Joe Hanfman ]
2 Sep nighthawks in flight []
2 Sep Masonville 9/2/2015 [Tim Carney ]
2 Sep Olive-sided Flycatcher [Joe Hanfman ]
2 Sep Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/2/15 [Wallace Kornack ]
2 Sep Washington County Bobolinks [Jim Green ]
2 Sep Wheaton Mini Tracks [psalmus50 ]
2 Sep Cromwell Valley Park, 09/01/15 [Kevin Graff ]
1 Sep Fwd: DC Area, 9/1/2015 [Lydia Schindler ]
1 Sep Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/1/15 [Wallace Kornack ]
1 Sep Hart-Miller Island, 08/31/15 [Kevin Graff ]
1 Sep Re: Willet still at Washington Marina ["Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" ]
1 Sep Willet still at Washington Marina [Sharon F1727 ]
1 Sep Fwd: DC Area, 9/1/2015 [Lydia Schindler ]
31 Aug Willet still at Washington Marina [Martin Sneary ]
31 Aug Willet still at Washington Marina [Sharon F1727 ]
31 Aug RE: Connecticut Warbler at Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore County [Tim Houghton ]
31 Aug Wilson's Phalarope - Kent County [Elaine Hendricks ]
31 Aug Connecticut Warbler at Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore County [Andy Beiderman ]
31 Aug Willet still at Washington Marina [Adam Parr ]
31 Aug Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/31/15 [Wallace Kornack ]
31 Aug Semipalmated Plover at Triadelphia Lake Road mud flats. []
31 Aug Wheaton Regional Park today ["Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" ]
30 Aug Re: Carroll County Mourning Warbler [David Powell ]
30 Aug Carroll County Mourning Warbler [Kathy Calvert ]
30 Aug Willet still at Washington Marina [Frank Gmail ]
30 Aug Rock Creek Park, Sunday 8/30/15 [Wallace Kornack ]
30 Aug Yard Migrants [Kojo Baidoo ]
30 Aug Jackson pond in HoCo ["Anthony V." ]
30 Aug Sanderling [Joe Hanfman ]
30 Aug Mostly Worcester Co. (8/29) ["'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
29 Aug Re: Nighthawks at Layhill Park [Don Simonson ]
29 Aug 44 Nighthawks; Great Horned Owl in Darnestown Mont Co 8/29 [Don Simonson ]
29 Aug The rewards of month birding: STILT SANDPIPER in DC [Hugh McGuinness ]
29 Aug Conn Warbler and Brewsters Warbler/Cromwell [Kye jenkins ]
29 Aug Re: Willet seen from the Washington Sailing Marina [Hugh McGuinness ]
29 Aug Re: DC Red-necked Phalarope continues - Wed pm [Rob Hilton ]
29 Aug Willet seen from the Washington Sailing Marina [Gerry Hawkins ]
29 Aug Re: Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/29/15, Golden-winged Warbler [Wallace Kornack ]
29 Aug Yard Migrants [Kojo Baidoo ]
29 Aug Tilghman I., Ferry Neck & 9 areas in Dorchester County, Aug. 21-27, 2015. [Harry Armistead ]
29 Aug Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/29/15, Golden-winged Warbler [Wallace Kornack ]
29 Aug Lake Frank (Montgomery Co., MD) - 29 August 2015 [Ryan Douglas ]
29 Aug DC Red-necked Phalarope continues - Wed pm [Martin Sneary ]
28 Aug Nighthawks at Layhill Park [psalmus50 ]
28 Aug Kent & QA Counties [David Powell ]
28 Aug Olive-sided a Flycatcher at Black Marsh [Tim Carney ]
28 Aug Cecil Club Upcoming Events [Patricia Valdata ]
28 Aug Mourning, pother warblers @Wheaton Regional Park today ["Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" ]
28 Aug Rock Creek Park, Friday 8/28/15 [Wallace Kornack ]
28 Aug 2 Caspian Terns, Mouth of Monocacy (Fred. and Mont. Co) [Andy Wilson ]
28 Aug Re: Mourning Warbler at Swan Creek [Tim Carney ]
28 Aug Re: Cattle Egret in AA County []
28 Aug Chandler Robbins article [James Wilson ]
27 Aug SWAP Moorhen still [s byrd ]
27 Aug CONI over Woodbine, and an odd hummingbird [Warblerick ]
27 Aug Hart-Miller Island, 08/26/15 [Kevin Graff ]

Subject: Nighthawks at Brookside Gardens (Wheaton Regional Park)
From: "'Susan Hunt' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 2015 00:04:45 +0000 (UTC)
A small flock at about 7:30 tonight
Susan HuntSligo Woods

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Subject: State-wide Fall Counts being held on weekend of September 19-20
From: Charles Stirrat <stirrcr1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 17:54:20 -0400
Annual Fall Counts are scheduled in many MD counties on either Saturday
Sept 19 or Sunday Sept 20.  Please consider volunteering.  Contact
information for county coordinators is available on the MOS website along
with a checklist.  The link is
http://www.mdbirds.org/counts/fall/fallcounts.html.  Please note that the
Yellowthroat calendar announcement for Calvert was incorrect and updated
information is on the website.  Individuals counting in counties with no
organized count are welcome to submit results directly to me.

Chuck Stirrat

MOS State-wide Fall Count Coordinator
Ellicott City, MD

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Subject: Golden-winged Warbler, QA
From: "'maren gimpel' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:12:04 -0700 (PDT)
This morning I had a Golden-winged Warbler at Terrapin Nature Park in Queen 
Anne's County. It was in a mixed flock foraging along the north edge of the 
park along the hedgerow boundary. This is just north of the large meadow, which 
unfortunately has been mowed in its entirety. The morning was not very birdy, 
so the GWWA was easily the winner of the day. If anyone wants to weigh in 
against mowing entire meadows this early in the season (this one was mostly 
goldenrod and milkweed), I can provide the contact person responsible in QA 
County (and am drafting a letter of complaint). 


Maren Gimpel
Chestertown

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Subject: Western MD 9/4/2015
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:08:04 -0700 (PDT)
Wonderful morning out in beautiful western MD!

I started at Finzel Swamp, where I had 17 warblers total between the two 
counties, as well as Yellow-bellied Flycatcher candidates in both counties, an 
extremely cooperative Philadelphia Vireo just over the border in Allegany 
County, one each Virginia Rail and Sora, and hundreds upon hundreds of Cedar 
Waxwings flying west in flocks of 15-45 birds. Scarlet Tanagers kept flying 
over as well, but I think it was the same two birds. Warblers included 
Ovenbird, Black-and-white, Tennessee, Nashville, Common Yellowthroat, Hooded, 
American Redstart, Cape May, Parula, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, 
Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, and 
Wilson's. The Bay-breasted and Wilson's were kind enough to send 
representatives of their respective species into both counties. As I was 
leaving, an adult Red-headed Woodpecker (overdue county bird) flew over the 
parking lot. No Connecticut Warbler this time, but 1) it's early and 2) the 
others more than made up for it. 


From there, I went to Piney Reservoir which was birdy but didn't offer anything 
spectacular. Some of the better birds included 2 Green Herons, 4 Solitary 
Sandpipers, a Blue-winged Teal, a Pied-billed Grebe, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk. 


Next I went to Old Legislative Rd since I still need a Prairie Warbler for my 
Allegany list. No luck there, but I had a nice mixed flock at the little 
pulloff where Plains of Moab Rd connects to Old Legislative. The best birds 
here were a Blackburnian Warbler, a Tennessee Warbler, and two Baltimore 
Orioles. Old Legislative itself was dull so I headed to North Branch. The best 
bird there was an early Blackpoll Warbler and I also had a Northern 
Waterthrush. On the tarps, all I could find were Killdeer, some Mallards, and a 
Canada Goose. By that point it was too hot to continue, so I called it a day. 


Tim Carney
Nottingham, MD

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Subject: Cromwell, 9/4/15
From: Tim Houghton <thoughton AT loyola.edu>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 18:42:39 +0000
Today was typical, of late, at Cromwell. It was very slow at times--with 
pockets, however, and with patience and desire, one can find some nice birds. 


1. Black-Billed Cuckoo (1, before box 9)
2. Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher (1, definite, along the fence line just past box 
9, maybe someone can get a photo) 

3. Veery (1)
4. 10 warbler species: Ovenbird (1), Northern Waterthrush (1, fenceline, box 
10ish), Nashville (1), MOURNING (1, immature, box 10ish), PALM (1), Redstart 
(10), Yellowthroat (25), Magnolia (5), Chestnut-Sided (3), Black-Throated Green 
(1) 

5. Baltimore Oriole (1)

Tim Houghton
(Glen Arm)



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Subject: No Subject
From: mcleant11 <mcleant11 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 13:17:37 -0400
    




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Subject: Wilson's Phalarope at Swan Creek
From: Adam Parr <balaenopteron AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 09:46:15 -0700 (PDT)
Continuing at 12:40 on Friday on the south shore of the south cell, near 
corner. 


Adam Parr 
Takoma Park

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Subject: American Golden Plover Howard County
From: Howard Patterson <howard21042 AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2015 12:45:21 -0400
Found by Nancy mcAllister and John Harris, triadelphia reservoir, cattail 
creek, off Triadelphia Lake Rd in Montgomery Rd. still partial breeding 
plumage, mostly white but a little black in the undertail coverts. 


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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Friday 9/4/15
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 11:37:15 -0400
This morning (9/4) at Rock Creek Park….

A nice day for seeing warblers.   

Fellow birders saw 11 warbler species at the Ridge: Ovenbird. Blue-wing, 
Black-and-white, Yellowthroat, Redstart, Magnolia, Blackburnian, 
Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Canada 


Another highlight was seeing two Great Horned Owls flying over the Ridge and 
Maintenance Yard. 


——Ross Drive  (Bill)
Red-bellied Woodpecker     4
Northern Flicker     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Acadian Flycatcher     2
Carolina Chickadee  
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     5
Carolina Wren     2
Wood Thrush     3
American Robin     5
American Goldfinch  

——Ridge  (Gersten and Butler)
Ovenbird  
Blue-winged Warbler  
Black-and-white Warbler  
Common Yellowthroat  
American Redstart     7
Magnolia Warbler     7
Blackburnian Warbler     2
Chestnut-sided Warbler     7
Black-throated Blue Warbler  
Black-throated Green Warbler    2
Canada Warbler    2
Mourning Dove     5
Great Horned Owl     2   flyby adult and Juvenile  (Gersten)
Chimney Swift     4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Downy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Red-eyed Vireo     4
American Crow  
Fish Crow  
Carolina Chickadee     6
Tufted Titmouse     3
White-breasted Nuthatch     5
House Wren  
Carolina Wren     3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     2
Veery  
American Robin     5
Gray Catbird     2
Northern Mockingbird  
Eastern Towhee     4
Scarlet Tanager     3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  
Common Grackle     3
Baltimore Oriole     2
American Goldfinch    2
House Sparrow  

——Maintenance Yard
Black-and-white Warbler     2
Common Yellowthroat     2
American Redstart     6
Blackburnian Warbler     (Patrick)
Chestnut-sided Warbler     2
Red-tailed Hawk  
Mourning Dove  
Great Horned Owl      2   flyby  (David Levin)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Downy Woodpecker  
Pileated Woodpecker  2
American Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Red-eyed Vireo  9
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  6
Cedar Waxwing  5
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  4
Baltimore Oriole     5
American Goldfinch     2

Contributors: Bill Butler, David Gerstner, Patrick Newcomb, Lisa Newcomb, 
Tucker Scully, Lee Kimball, Stephen Jones, Paul DeAnna, Jeff Shenot, Jim 
Lemert, Sally, Tom Eck, Daniel Levin, Mardi Hastings, Mike, David Bake+ 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: Wheaton Regional Park today
From: "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:29:36 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all, 

Still lots of robins at WRP, but thankfully much declined since yesterday. 
Sunny, warm, still -- not the best sort of day for looking at migrants. And it 
was slow going, but things picked up a bit later and the area west of the 
parking lot was fairly active about 9 am. Barry and I managed 7 species of 
warbler and all but one were in multiples, so an okay morning out. It has been 
a very good fall for Canada warblers. Also seen, a nice Least Flycatcher next 
to the walking stick plants by the parking lot. Only did a fraction of the 
Gardens, seeing one Redstart and a hummer... 


The coming cold front should shake things up a bit, although I will be at dog 
shows so will miss the action :-( 


Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper 
Colesville, MD 

Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Gardens, Montgomery, Maryland, US 
Sep 4, 2015 7:15 AM - 9:45 AM 
Protocol: Traveling 
1.5 mile(s) 
Comments: sunny, warm, no wind; some evidence of migration, although large 
decline in number of robins. 

41 species 

Birds of interest: 

Wood Duck 5 
Osprey 1 fly-over early 
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 
Chimney Swift 4 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4 
Northern Flicker 6 
Pileated Woodpecker 1 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 
Least Flycatcher 1 
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 
Red-eyed Vireo 20 estimate 
Blue Jay 8 
House Wren 2 
Eastern Bluebird X heard only fly-overs 
American Robin 45 estimate 
Gray Catbird 20 estimate; more in Gardens than WRP 
Cedar Waxwing 3 
Black-and-white Warbler 3 
Common Yellowthroat 5, all along Pine Lake 
American Redstart 7 
Magnolia Warbler 3 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 
Canada Warbler 3 
Chipping Sparrow 8 
Eastern Towhee 1 
Scarlet Tanager 3 
Baltimore Oriole 9 

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Subject: Wilson's Phalarope at Swan Creek
From: Barry Marsh <barry.d.marsh AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 08:44:48 -0400
At 0830, right in front of the flagpoles.

Barry Marsh
Baltimore

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Subject: Snow geese north east
From: pvaldata1 <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:25:47 -0400
So North East town park has three Snow Geese hanging out with the domeelstc 
geese, Canadas, and Mallards. I've only seen two Snows here before (they've 
been here for years). 



Pat Valdata 
Elkton, MD

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Subject: Pennyfield quiet
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 08:39:52 -0700 (PDT)
Pennyfield was virtually migrant-free this morning. The "watered" impoundment 
is dry, mostly grass. 


Lydia Schindler
Darnestown, Montgomery Co

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Thursday 9/3/15, Golden-winged
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:36:43 -0400
This morning (9/3) at Rock Creek Park…..

Jeff spotted a Golden-winged Warbler at the Ridge.  

Fellow birders saw 14 warbler species: Golden-winged, Black-and-white, 
Tennessee, Nashville, Redstart, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Blackburnian, 
Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, Blue-winged, Yellowthroat, Prairie, 
Canada 


Other highlights: Yellow-throated Vireo, Least Flycatcher, Rose-breasted 
Grosbeak, Sharp-shinned Hawk 


——Ross Drive  (Bill)
Chimney Swift     8
Red-bellied Woodpecker     3
Downy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Acadian Flycatcher     2
Blue Jay  
American Crow  
Carolina Chickadee  
Tufted Titmouse     3
White-breasted Nuthatch     4
Carolina Wren     4
Wood Thrush     4
American Robin     5
Scarlet Tanager  
Northern Cardinal  
Baltimore Oriole  

——Ridge    (Jeff, Bill, Jim)
Golden-winged Warbler     (Jeff)
Black-and-white Warbler     4
Tennessee Warbler     3
Nashville Warbler       (Jeff)
American Redstart     3
Magnolia Warbler     6
Bay-breasted Warbler      (Jeff)
Blackburnian Warbler     8
Chestnut-sided Warbler     5
Black-throated Green Warbler     4
Sharp-shinned Hawk    flyby    (Tucker)   
Mourning Dove  
Chimney Swift  
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2
Least Flycatcher      (Jeff)
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
Carolina Wren  2
American Robin  4
Eastern Towhee  3
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  
Baltimore Oriole  
American Goldfinch  

——Maintenance Yard   (Sharon, Tucker, Jim)
Blue-winged Warbler     2     (Tucker)
Black-and-white Warbler     3
Common Yellowthroat     2
American Redstart     3
Magnolia Warbler     2
Prairie Warbler     2     (Tucker, Jim)
Canada Warbler     (Tucker)
Red-shouldered Hawk  
Chimney Swift     10+
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Downy Woodpecker     2
Northern Flicker     5
Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
Great Crested Flycatcher     2
Yellow-throated Vireo  
Red-eyed Vireo     8++
Carolina Chickadee  
House Wren     3
Carolina Wren  
American Robin     4
Northern Cardinal     6
Baltimore Oriole     2

Contributors: Bill Butler, Jeff Shenot, Tucker Scully, Jim Lemert, Sharon 
Forsyth 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC







Contributors: Bill Butler, Jeff Shenot, Tucker Scully, Jim Lemert, Sharon 
Forsyth 


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Subject: more from Wheaton regional Park today
From: "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:32:04 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all, 

We were "robinated" this morning -- or maybe it's "robinized" -- dunno, but 
they were absolutely *everywhere*, which made for a lot of distraction and 
also, some inhibition of smaller birds. I met Dave Gersten and birded with him 
a bit, but also went off and did my own thing so birds below are just what I 
saw. Managed 9 species of warbler (11 species seen today at the park counting 
the Tennessees and Blue-wings reported by others). Problem with WRP is that 
there are a number of reliable concentration spots for migrants, but none of 
them very close together so hard to know where to be! Did stop at Brookside 
Nature Center which was quiet except for common birds and a single, bright 
adult Blackburnian Warbler foraging on its own. 


Gail Mackiernan 
Colesville, MD 

Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Gardens, Montgomery, Maryland, US 
Sep 3, 2015 7:00 AM - 9:45 AM 
Protocol: Traveling 
1.5 mile(s) 
Comments: sunny, warm, lots of activity from robins and other diurnal migrants; 
a few warbler flurries as well. 

49 species (+1 other taxa) 

Birds of interest: 

Wood Duck 7 
Green Heron 1 
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 
Chimney Swift 20 estimate; drinking at lake 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2 
Belted Kingfisher 1 
Hairy Woodpecker 1 
Northern Flicker 4 
Pileated Woodpecker 1 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 
Eastern Phoebe 1 
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 
Red-eyed Vireo 11 
Blue Jay 15 
House Wren 4 
Carolina Wren 3 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 
Eastern Bluebird 2 picnic area 
Wood Thrush 1 
American Robin 100 estimate; robins were feeding everywhere and also, flying 
overhead 

Gray Catbird 18 
Northern Mockingbird 1 
Cedar Waxwing 2 
Black-and-white Warbler 1 
Common Yellowthroat 2 
American Redstart 4 
Northern Parula 1 
Magnolia Warbler 4 
Blackburnian Warbler 1 Brookside; bright adult male 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4 
Blackpoll Warbler 2 
Canada Warbler 1 
Chipping Sparrow 4 
Eastern Towhee 1 
Scarlet Tanager 3 
Baltimore Oriole 10 
House Finch 3 Brookside 
American Goldfinch 8 



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Subject: Wheaton Regional Park 9/3
From: psalmus50 <psalmus50 AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 09:35:46 -0400
Different variety than yesterday at the Wheaton min tracks. FOS Winter Wren and 
Swainson's Thrush. A few pockets of warblers, the best at the picnic area next 
to the parking lot from 8:30-9:00. Two Tennessee Warblers were viewed by four 
birders there. The other three birders also had a Blue Winged. 

 
Full list below.

David Gersten
Silver Spring, MD

4 Wood Duck
1 Mallard
1 Green Heron
7 Mourning Dove
25 Chimney Swift
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
4 Northern Flicker
2 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Acadian Flycatcher
1 Least Flycatcher
3 Eastern Phoebe
10 Red-eyed Vireo
6 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
3 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Carolina Wren
3 House Wren
1 Winter Wren -- Very small ball-like and dark with short upright tail and pale 
supercilium. Stayed almost on the ground. 

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Eastern Bluebird
1 Veery
1 Swainson's Thrush
65 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
25 European Starling
14 Cedar Waxwing
2 Tennessee Warbler -- One adult and a first fall.  One was photographed.
4 Chestnut-sided Warbler
5 Magnolia Warbler
3 Blackpoll Warbler
2 Black-and-white Warbler
4 American Redstart
3 Common Yellowthroat
1 Canada Warbler
3 Eastern Towhee
6 Chipping Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
3 Scarlet Tanager
9 Northern Cardinal
2 Common Grackle
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
5 Baltimore Oriole
1 American Goldfinch
7 House Sparrow

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Subject: Cecil -Olive-sided Flycatcher
From: Chris Starling <cstar.email AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 08:55:59 -0400
There's an Olive-sided Flycatcher at Fair Hill NRMA in Cecil County: -at
the access area on Appleton Road SOUTH of route 273.

From the parking lot -it was working the line of trees that extend westward
from the outhouse. It was favoring a dead snag near the gate about 100
years from the parking lot.

It was there yesterday too.

-Good birding,
Chris Starling
North East, MD

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Subject: Swan Creek Birdwalk 10/10/2015
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 05:37:30 -0700 (PDT)
I'll be leading another birdwalk at Swan Creek on Saturday, October 10, 2015 
from 7:30 until 11:30. Please note the new start time (7:30, not 7:00) since 
sunrise isn't until after 7:00. 


October is a great time to bird at Swan Creek. There are still shorebirds and 
warblers, sparrows are everywhere, and lots of waterfowl will be back by then. 


Space is limited to 15. Please email me off-list to sign up. We will NOT GO in 
the event of inclement weather or high winds. 


Tim Carney
Nottingham, MD

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Subject: Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 05:12:04 -0700 (PDT)
Tim Houghton texted to say that the Olive-sided Flycatcher is still at the 
Howard County Conservancy. 


Tim Carney
Nottingham, MD

On Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 7:24:38 PM UTC-4, Joe Hanfman wrote:
> The Olive-sided Flycatcher returned this evening to the same spot at the 
Howard Conservancy where I previously reported it. It was too late for some 
Howard County folks so they will try tomorrow morning. 

> 
> 
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Joe Hanfman  wrote:
> 
> An Olive-sided Flycatcher is at the Howard Conservancy. From the barn at the 
parking lot, walk west till you get to the wooden bridge. Check the snags in 
this area.  

> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> 
> Joe Hanfman
> 
> Columbia, MD
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> 
> Joe Hanfman
> 
> Columbia, MD

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Subject: Re: Olive-sided Flycatcher
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 19:24:15 -0400
The Olive-sided Flycatcher returned this evening to the same spot at the
Howard Conservancy where I previously reported it. It was too late for some
Howard County folks so they will try tomorrow morning.

On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 12:08 PM, Joe Hanfman  wrote:

> An Olive-sided Flycatcher is at the Howard Conservancy. From the barn at
> the parking lot, walk west till you get to the wooden bridge. Check the
> snags in this area.
>
> --
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> Columbia, MD
>



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Subject: nighthawks in flight
From: susanjhood AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 23:05:00 +0000 (UTC)
There's a flock of nighthawks swooping over my Fallston home  [west central 
Harford County] at 7:00 PM 

Susan Hood 

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Subject: Masonville 9/2/2015
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:06:08 -0700 (PDT)
Highlights from this morning's census included a STILT SANDPIPER in the DMCF 
(restricted) and a TENNESSEE WARBLER with a large mixed flock in the campus 
area behind the Education Center. That flock also contained at least 7 Warbling 
Vireos, which struck me as high; another Warbling Vireo was singing elsewhere. 
The Ospreys are no longer nesting but at least 5 Common Terns are still on the 
offshore barge. 


Tim Carney
Nottingham, MD

Masonville Cove, Baltimore, Maryland, US
Sep 2, 2015 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Area
141.0 ac
51 species

Canada Goose  63
Mallard  180
Lesser Scaup  1
Double-crested Cormorant  172
Great Blue Heron  16
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  6
Osprey  3
Red-shouldered Hawk  2
Semipalmated Plover  5
Killdeer  8
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Stilt Sandpiper  1
Least Sandpiper  41
Pectoral Sandpiper  2
Semipalmated Sandpiper  1
Laughing Gull  41
Ring-billed Gull  68
Herring Gull  18
Great Black-backed Gull  37
Caspian Tern  56
Common Tern  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  55
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Warbling Vireo  8
Fish Crow  1
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  2
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  3
Northern Mockingbird  10
European Starling  12
Tennessee Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  10
Blue Grosbeak  8
Indigo Bunting  2
Red-winged Blackbird  6
House Finch  3
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24860823 


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

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Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 12:08:28 -0400
An Olive-sided Flycatcher is at the Howard Conservancy. From the barn at
the parking lot, walk west till you get to the wooden bridge. Check the
snags in this area.

-- 
Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Wednesday 9/2/15
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:47:49 -0400
This morning (9/2) at Rock Creek Park…..

Fellow birders saw 5 warbler species: Ovenbird, Redstart, Magnolia, 
Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green 


——Ross Drive     (Bill)
Barred Owl     2     heard
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
Acadian Flycatcher     3
American Crow  
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     7
Carolina Wren     3
Wood Thrush     5
American Robin     4
American Goldfinch  

——Ridge  (Bill)
Ovenbird       (Suzanne)
Red-bellied Woodpecker     3
Downy Woodpecker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
American Crow  
Carolina Chickadee     3
Tufted Titmouse  
White-breasted Nuthatch     3
Carolina Wren     3
American Robin     3
Eastern Towhee  
Northern Cardinal  
American Goldfinch     3

——Yard Parking Lot   (Bill)
Blue Jay     2
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     
Carolina Wren     2
American Robin
Common Grackle
House Sparrow

——Fence Line
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Pileated Woodpecker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Blue Jay     2
White-breasted Nuthatch  
Carolina Wren     2
American Robin  
Eastern Towhee     3
Northern Cardinal 
American Goldfinch  

——Maintenance Yard
American Redstart  
Magnolia Warbler  
Chestnut-sided Warbler  
Black-throated Green Warbler  
Red-shouldered Hawk  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Northern Flicker     7
Great Crested Flycatcher  
Philadelphia Vireo  
Red-eyed Vireo     3
Blue Jay     9
American Crow  
Tufted Titmouse     3
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
Carolina Wren  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
American Robin     4
Scarlet Tanager  
Northern Cardinal     4
Common Grackle     5
Baltimore Oriole     8
American Goldfinch     2

——Dog Run
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Red-eyed Vireo
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin     3

Contributors: Bill Butler, Martin Sneary, Sharon Forsyth, Jim Lemert, Tom Eck, 
Christine Ley, Suzanne Richman 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC






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Subject: Washington County Bobolinks
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:13:00 -0400
I just spent about 90 minutes walking hedgerows and field edges behind
Blairs Valley Lake. Extremely quiet. My only warbler was a common
yellowthroat.  Walking back to my car there were two Bobolinks in some tall
grass at southern edge of the lake. Also saw about 12 cedar waxwings and
one yellow-billed cuckoo, all of which were actively flycatching.

Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD

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Subject: Wheaton Mini Tracks
From: psalmus50 <psalmus50 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:19:06 -0400
Good morning on the Wheaton Regional Park mini tracks. Overcast and humid but 
the sun broke out for a bit. Besides some nice warblers (Wilson's, Blue-winged, 
Nashville, Canada, and Blackburnian), I also had Bobolink, Red-breasted 
Nuthatch, Least Flycatcher and Veery. Baltimore Orioles still plentiful. 


Full list below.

David Gersten
Silver Spring, MD

4 Wood Duck
1 Mallard
1 Great Blue Heron
1 Green Heron
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Mourning Dove
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
6 Chimney Swift
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Pileated Woodpecker
5 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Acadian Flycatcher
1 Least Flycatcher
2 Empidonax sp.
4 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
9 Red-eyed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Eastern Bluebird
1 Veery
110 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
2 European Starling
1 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Magnolia Warbler
2 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler
6 American Redstart
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Wilson's Warbler
2 Canada Warbler
3 Eastern Towhee
6 Chipping Sparrow
1 Scarlet Tanager
12 Northern Cardinal
1 Bobolink
14 Common Grackle
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
6 Baltimore Oriole
4 American Goldfinch
2 House Sparrow

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Subject: Cromwell Valley Park, 09/01/15
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:09:03 -0400
09/01/15 – 745am-11am

Cromwell Valley Park—Willow Grove Farm, Baltimore Co., MD



WEATHER: PC, 71-85 degrees, calm- Variable 6 mph   OBS: 15



Turkey Vulture – 1

Mourning Dove – 2

Chimney Swift – 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1

Downy Woodpecker – 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee – 2

Red-eyed Vireo – 1

Blue Jay – 5

American Crow – 1

Carolina Chickadee – 3

Tufted Titmouse – 2

White-breasted Nuthatch – 2

Carolina Wren – 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1

Eastern Bluebird – 3

American Robin – 2

Gray Catbird – 1

Northern Mockingbird – 1

European Starling – 6

Ovenbird – 1

Tennessee Warbler – 1

Common Yellowthroat – 3

American Redstart – 1

Magnolia Warbler – 2

Chestnut-sided Warbler – 2

Eastern Towhee – 1

Chipping Sparrow – 4

Song Sparrow – 1

Northern Cardinal – 4

Blue Grosbeak – 1

Common Grackle – 1

American Goldfinch – 6

SPECIES: 33   INDIVIDUALS: 66




09/01/15 – 830am-1025am

Cromwell Valley Park—Sherwood Farm, Baltimore Co., MD



WEATHER: PC, 76-83 degrees, WNW 3 mph- Variable 6 mph   OBS: 15



Great Blue Heron – 1

Red-tailed Hawk – 1

Mourning Dove – 3

Yellow-billed Cuckoo – 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 4

Belted Kingfisher – 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1

Downy Woodpecker – 2

Hairy Woodpecker – 1

Northern Flicker – 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee – 3

Least Flycatcher – 1

Warbling Vireo – 1

Philadelphia Vireo – 1

Red-eyed Vireo – 2

Blue Jay – 3

American Crow – 1

Carolina Chickadee – 2

Tufted Titmouse – 2

White-breasted Nuthatch – 3

House Wren – 2

Carolina Wren – 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 3

Eastern Bluebird – 2

Veery – 1

American Robin – 2

Gray Catbird – 3

European Starling – 1

Ovenbird – 1

Blue-winged Warbler – 1

Tennessee Warbler – 1

Nashville Warbler – 2

Common Yellowthroat – 5

American Redstart – 2

Magnolia Warbler – 7

Chestnut-sided Warbler – 6

Canada Warbler – 1

Song Sparrow – 1

Northern Cardinal – 4

American Goldfinch – 4

SPECIES: 40   INDIVIDUALS: 85



*Later in evening on way to bird club lecture, several nighthawks flying
around, at Loch Raven #2 bridge, near Northern Parkway and at Cylburn*


     Kevin Graff
     Jarrettsville, MD
     KeyWeststyle2001 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Fwd: DC Area, 9/1/2015
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Hotline:     Voice of the Naturalist
Date:        9/1/2015
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 (scordle AT capaccess.org)

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,
August 25 and was completed on Tuesday, September 1, at 11:15 a.m.

The top birds this week were TRUMPETER SWAN* in MD, BROWN BOOBY* in VA
and hybrid BREWSTER'S WARBLER* in MD and a LAWRENCE'S WARBLER* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included TUNDRA SWAN, ducks, EARED
GREBE, GREAT SHEARWATER, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, TRICOLORED HERON,
WHITE IBIS, possible ZONE-TAILED KITE, COMMON GALLINULE, AMERICAN
AVOCET, plovers, sandpipers, terns, BLACK SKIMMERS, COMMON NIGHTHAWK,
flycatchers, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, COMMON RAVEN, warblers, LARK SPARROW
and BOBOLINK.

TOP BIRDS

Birders continued to observe a longstanding tagged TRUMPETER SWAN* at
Lake Churchill in Montgomery Co, MD, with the latest sightings on
August 26, 29 and 30.

A BROWN BOOBY*, initially found and photographed last week, continued
to be seen at the John H Kerr Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA during the
week.

There were reports of the Blue-winged/Golden-winged hybrids in the
area. On August 29 a LAWRENCE'S WARBLER* was reported across from
Leesylvania State Park, Prince William Co, VA. A BREWSTER'S WARBLER*
was at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD also on August 29.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

On August 29, a TUNDRA SWAN was seen at a cattle farm along Starr Road
in Queen Anne's Co, MD. Waterfowl also included sightings of several
migratory duck species, including BLUE-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER,
NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, REDHEAD, LESSER SCAUP, SURF
SCOTER, BUFFLEHEAD, HOODED and COMMON MERGANSERS and RUDDY DUCK.

An EARED GREBE that was first found on August 15 continues at Swan
Creek Wetland - Cox Creek, Anne Arundel Co, MD, with the sightings on
August 25 and 26.

A GREAT SHEARWATER was seen from the Delaware Seashore SP, Sussex Co,
DE on August 27.

Eight to eleven AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS continue at Prime Hook NWR,
Sussex Co, DE, with sighting on August 25, 26, 27 and 31.

TRICOLORED HERONS were found at the Port Penn Impoundments, New Castle
Co, DE during the week.

A WHITE IBIS was at intersection of Freeman Highway and Monroe Avenue,
New Castle Co, DE on August 26.   Twenty-four WHITE IBIS were at the
Bayside Campground, Assateague Island, Worcester Co, MD also on August
26. Eight to ten WHITE IBIS were at Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE on
August 27 and 31. An immature WHITE IBIS was at The Life of the Marsh
trail on Assateague Island, Worcester Co, MD on August 28, 29 and 30.
Five WHITE IBIS were on the Life of the Forest Trail, Assateague
Island, Worcester Co, MD on August 31. Two GLOSSY IBIS were at
Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Talbot Co, MD on August 27.

A possible (and completely out-of-area) ZONE-TAILED KITE was observed
at Lake Smith/Aragona/Independence area, Virginia Beach, VA on August
28.

A COMMON GALLINULE was spotted at the Southwest Area Park, Baltimore
Co, MD on August 27.

142 AMERICAN AVOCETS were present at Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on
August 25.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Swan Creek dredge containment area,
Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 25. On August 28 an AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVER plus a WILSON'S SNIPE were at Huntley Meadows, Park,
Fairfax Co, VA. The AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen again on August
30. A PIPING PLOVER was at the Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA on
August 26.

A Shorebird survey at the Chincoteague NWR on August 28 turned up 199
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 842 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 59 PIPING PLOVER, 423
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 3 MARBLED GODWITS, 4,316 SANDERLING, 42 RED KNOTS,
229 LEAST SANDPIPER, 7 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 11 PECTORAL SANDPIPER
and 475 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS. A WILLET was seen in the Washington
Sailing Marine, Alexandria, VA on August 29, 30 and 31. An UPLAND
SANDPIPER was at Point Lookout SP, Saint Mary's Co, MD on August 29.
Two HUDSONIAN GODWITS were at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August
25. Three MARBLED GODWITS were at Skimmer Island, Ocean City,
Worcester Co, MD on August 29, 30 and 31. A STILT SANDPIPER was at
Gravelly Point, DC on August 29. Two STILT SANDPIPERS and a
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were at the West OC Pond, Worcester Co, MD on
August 30. A RED KNOT was on Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on August
26. A RED KNOT plus good numbers of WILLETS were at the Castaways
Campground on August 30. A SANDERLING was at the Triadelphia
Reservoir, Greenbridge, Howard Co, MD on August 30. BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS
were seen in several areas including: the Gravel Hill DeDOT ponds,
Sussex Co, DE on August 26, 29 and 31; Port Penn Impoundments, New
Castle Co, DE on August 28; Old Morgantown Road, Garrett Co, MD on
August 30 and Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE on August27 and 28. A
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was at Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE on August
27 and 28.

One to two WILSON'S PHALAROPES and two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were on
Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on August 26. A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was at
Hunting Creek, Alexandria, VA on August 28. A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was
at a farm pond on Langford Road, Kent Co, MD on August 31. A
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, De on August 27.
The juvenile RED-NECKED PHALAROPE which was spotted last week in the
Potomac River (District of Columbia waters) from the Washington
Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA was seen again during the week. A
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and three WILSON'S PHALAROPES were among the
shorebirds at Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on August 25, which also
included two WESTERN SANDPIPERS and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.

 Two GULL-BILLED TERNS were at Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE on August
27. A GULL-BILLED TERN was at Skimmer Island, Ocean City, Worcester
Co, MD on August 30. Two CASPIAN TERNS were flying down the Potomac,
seen from the Mouth of the Monocacy, Frederick/Montgomery Cos, MD on
August 28. Eight BLACK TERNS were on Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on
August 25.A single BLACK TERN fluttered over the hydrilla mats at Dyke
Marsh, Fairfax Co, VA on August 30. A ROYAL TERN was at the Port Penn
Impoundments, New Castle Co, DE on August 28 and 29. A ROYAL TERN was
at Black Walnut Point, Talbot Co, MD on August 30. CASPIAN, ROYAL and
SANDWICH TERNS were at the Castaways Campground, Worcester Co, MD on
August 30. Three more SANDWICH TERNS were on Skimmer Island on the
same day.

Thirty-five BLACK SKIMMERS were on Skimmer Island, Ocean City,
Worcester Co, MD on August 30.

A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was spotted in the Lake Smith Terrace of Virginia
Beach, VA on August 25. Roughly 30 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS flew over a yard
in Carroll Co, MD on August 27.  An estimate of over 60 COMMON
NIGHTHAWKS flew over Layhill Park, Montgomery Co, MD on August 28.
Forty-four COMMON NIGHTHAWKS in two groups flew over Darnestown,
Montgomery Co, MD on August 29. Five COMMON NIGHTHAWKS flew around the
Air Force Memorial, Arlington, VA on August 31.

On August 28, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were at several venues
including:  Black Marsh, Baltimore Co, MD; Violette's Lock, Montgomery
Co, MD; Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD and Hughes Hollow,
Montgomery Co, MD.  An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was also seen at Little
Bennett Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD on August 30. An ALDER
FLYCATCHER was in a yard in Prince George's Co, MD on August 28. A
WILLOW FLYCATCHER was at Elk Neck SP, Cecil Co, MD also on August 28.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co,
MD on August 27.

A COMMON RAVEN has taken up residence at the old coal factory in north
Old Town Alexandria, VA. It has been seen flying from building to
building during the past week.

Warblers increased in numbers and diversity, and this week ten or more
warbler species were seen at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC,
Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD, Leesylvania State Park, Prince
William Co, VA , Shenandoah National Park, VA and Wheaton Regional
Park, Montgomery Co, MD. Noteworthy warbler sightings included a
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER at Rock Creek Park, DC on August 29; a
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER at Terrapin Nature Park, Queen Anne's Co, MD on
August 26; both BLUE-WINGED and GOLDEN WINGED WARBLERS at Rock Creek
Park, DC on August 30 and 31; a CONNECTICUT WARBLER at Cromwell Valley
Park, Baltimore Co, MD on August 29 and 31; a MOURNING WARBLER at Swan
Creek dredge containment facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 27; a
MOURNING WARBLER at Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD on August
28; another MOURNING WARBLER at Hashawha Environmental Center, Carroll
Co, MD on August 30; A CERULEAN WARBLER at Terrapin Park, Queen Anne's
Co, MD on August 29;. Warblers also included one to several TENNESSEE,
NASHVILLE, CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKBURNIAN, BLACKPOLL and CANADA
WARBLERS.

A LARK SPARROW was at Craney Island Disposal Area, Portsmouth, VA on
August 27. On August 31 a LARK SPARROW was spotted at Ted Harvey WMA,
Dent Co, DE.

Two BOBOLINKS were on Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on August 25,
feeding the tall grasses.

***

This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers via the ABA Internet links, and on eBird records.

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: Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 9/1/15
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 18:35:00 -0400
This morning (9/1) at Rock Creek Park…..

Fellow birders saw 7 warbler species: Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, 
Magnolia, Black-and-white, Redstart, Yellowthroat , Blackburnian. In addition a 
Blue Grosbeak was seen in the yard. 


——Ross Drive   (Bill)
Red-bellied Woodpecker     4
Northern Flicker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
Acadian Flycatcher     2
Tufted Titmouse     3
White-breasted Nuthatch     5   heard
Carolina Wren     4
Wood Thrush     7     heard
American Robin     6
Northern Cardinal  

——Equitation Field  (Martin)
Chestnut-sided Warbler  
Black-throated Green Warbler  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  
Northern Flicker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Red-eyed Vireo  
Carolina Chickadee  
Tufted Titmouse  
White-breasted Nuthatch  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  

——Ridge  (Martin +)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Pileated woodpecker
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Wood-Pewee

——Yard Parking Lot
American Redstart     5
Black-and-white Warbler
Chimney Swift
Downy Woodpecker
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

——Maintenance Yard
Common Yellowthroat  
Black-and-white Warbler    6   
Blackburnian Warbler     2    (Martin)
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Hairy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee      2
Great Crested Flycatcher     2
Red-eyed Vireo     2   
House Wren  
Wood Thrush  
American Robin      4
Northern Cardinal  
Blue Grosbeak       juvenile
Baltimore Oriole     8+
American Goldfinch     6

Contributors: Bill Butler, Martin Sneary, Sharon Forsyth, Paul DeAnna, Sally, 
Lee Kimball, Tucker Scully, Betsy Lovejoy, Shirley Putnam, Marina True 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington DC




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Subject: Hart-Miller Island, 08/31/15
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 16:58:00 -0400
08/31/15 – 710am-3pm

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



WEATHER: MC/PC, 75-86 degrees, S 4K- SSE 7K

OBS: Mike Bradley, Tim Carney, Kevin Graff, Ryan Johnson, John Landers,
Pete Rattigan



Canada Goose – 301

Wood Duck – 18

Gadwall – 5

*AMERICAN WIGEON – 1 (drake)

American Black Duck – 5

Mallard – 172

Blue-winged Teal – 105

Northern Shoveler – 8

Green-winged Teal – 4

*CANVASBACK – 1 (drake continuing)

Greater Scaup – 2

Lesser Scaup – 2

Ruddy Duck – 25

Pied-billed Grebe – 13

*EARED GREBE – 1

Double-crested Cormorant – 136

Great Blue Heron – 21

Great Egret – 56

Green Heron – 3

Osprey – 10

Cooper’s Hawk – 2

Peregrine Falcon – 1

*SORA – 1

American Coot – 4

Semipalmated Plover – 46

*PIPING PLOVER – 1

Killdeer – 19

Spotted Sandpiper – 5

Greater Yellowlegs – 34

Lesser Yellowlegs – 128

*RED KNOT – 1

Semipalmated Sandpiper – 94

Western Sandpiper – 4

Least Sandpiper – 229

White-rumped Sandpiper – 1

*BAIRD'S SANDPIPER – 2

Pectoral Sandpiper – 6

Stilt Sandpiper – 3

Short-billed Dowitcher – 35

*BONAPARTE'S GULL – 1 (Ryan)

Laughing Gull – 35

Ring-billed Gull – 268

Herring Gull – 23

Great Black-backed Gull – 288

Caspian Tern – 715

Mourning Dove – 7

Chimney Swift – 2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 6

American Crow – 1

Purple Martin – 66

Tree Swallow – 97

Bank Swallow – 19

Barn Swallow – 92

Carolina Chickadee – 3

Carolina Wren – 1

House Wren – 2

Marsh Wren – 1

Gray Catbird – 1

European Starling – 235

Black-and-white Warbler – 1

Common Yellowthroat – 6

American Redstart – 2

Yellow Warbler – 7

Song Sparrow – 1

Northern Cardinal – 4

Blue Grosbeak – 5

Indigo Bunting – 4

*BOBOLINK – 13

Red-winged Blackbird – 136

Common Grackle – 4

Orchard Oriole – 8

House Finch – 6

American Goldfinch – 18

SPECIES: 73   INDIVIDUALS: 3583



MAMMALS: Red Fox – 1



REPTILES: N Water Snake- 1, Black Rat Snake – 1



AMPHIBIANS: Fowler’s Toad – 12, Green Treefrog – 2



BUTTERFLIES

Black Swallowtail – 2

E Tiger Swallowtail – 1

Spicebush Swallowtail – 1

Cabbage White – 2

Orange Sulphur – 10

Cloudless Sulphur – 2

Gray Hairstreak – 2

Red-spotted Purple – 1

Variegated Fritillary – 2

Pearl Crescent – 125

Common Buckeye – 10 (including one caterpillar)

Painted Lady – 1

Monarch – 62 (including one caterpillar)

Wild Indigo Duskywing – 2

Least Skipper – 3

Zabulon Skipper – 1



DRAGONFLIES

Common Green Darner – 5

Comet Darner – 1

Twelve-spotted Skimmer – 2

Needham’s Skimmer – 55

Eastern Pondhawk – 35

Black Saddlebags – 25

Halloween Pennant – 1



INSECTS

Whirligig Beetle – 45

Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle – 1

Jagged Ambush Bug – 1

Geometer Moth sp – 1

Henry’s Marsh Moth – 1 (caterpillar)

Doubleday’s Baileya Moth – 2

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Subject: Re: Willet still at Washington Marina
From: "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 20:23:52 +0000 (UTC)
Feeding on algae-covered rocks just to the left of the red "Restricted" sign -- 
limping rather badly on left foot. This at 3 pm. 


Gail Mackiernan 
Colesville, MD 

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To: "Maryland & DC Birding"  
Sent: Tuesday, September 1, 2015 4:02:58 PM 
Subject: [MDBirding] Willet still at Washington Marina 

Willet still at WSM at 4 pm. Near shore on other side of pier. 

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Subject: Willet still at Washington Marina
From: Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:02:58 -0700 (PDT)
Willet still at WSM at 4 pm. Near shore on other side of pier. 

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Subject: Fwd: DC Area, 9/1/2015
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 13:29:19 -0400
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From: Steve Cordle 
Date: Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 12:34 PM
Subject: DC Area, 9/1/2015
To: BIRDEAST AT listserv.ksu.edu


Hotline:     Voice of the Naturalist
Date:        9/1/2015
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 (scordle AT capaccess.org)

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,
August 25 and was completed on Tuesday, September 1, at 11:15 a.m.

The top birds this week were TRUMPETER SWAN* in MD, BROWN BOOBY* in VA
and hybrid BREWSTER'S WARBLER* in MD and a LAWRENCE'S WARBLER* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included TUNDRA SWAN, ducks, EARED
GREBE, GREAT SHEARWATER, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, TRICOLORED HERON,
WHITE IBIS, possible ZONE-TAILED KITE, COMMON GALLINULE, AMERICAN
AVOCET, plovers, sandpipers, terns, BLACK SKIMMERS, COMMON NIGHTHAWK,
flycatchers, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, COMMON RAVEN, warblers, LARK SPARROW
and BOBOLINK.

TOP BIRDS

Birders continued to observe a longstanding tagged TRUMPETER SWAN* at
Lake Churchill in Montgomery Co, MD, with the latest sightings on
August 26, 29 and 30.

A BROWN BOOBY*, initially found and photographed last week, continued
to be seen at the John H Kerr Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA during the
week.

There were reports of the Blue-winged/Golden-winged hybrids in the
area. On August 29 a LAWRENCE'S WARBLER* was reported across from
Leesylvania State Park, Prince William Co, VA. A BREWSTER'S WARBLER*
was at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD also on August 29.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

On August 29, a TUNDRA SWAN was seen at a cattle farm along Starr Road
in Queen Anne's Co, MD. Waterfowl also included sightings of several
migratory duck species, including BLUE-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER,
NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, REDHEAD, LESSER SCAUP, SURF
SCOTER, BUFFLEHEAD, HOODED and COMMON MERGANSERS and RUDDY DUCK.

An EARED GREBE that was first found on August 15 continues at Swan
Creek Wetland - Cox Creek, Anne Arundel Co, MD, with the sightings on
August 25 and 26.

A GREAT SHEARWATER was seen from the Delaware Seashore SP, Sussex Co,
DE on August 27.

Eight to eleven AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS continue at Prime Hook NWR,
Sussex Co, DE, with sighting on August 25, 26, 27 and 31.

TRICOLORED HERONS were found at the Port Penn Impoundments, New Castle
Co, DE during the week.

A WHITE IBIS was at intersection of Freeman Highway and Monroe Avenue,
New Castle Co, DE on August 26.   Twenty-four WHITE IBIS were at the
Bayside Campground, Assateague Island, Worcester Co, MD also on August
26. Eight to ten WHITE IBIS were at Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE on
August 27 and 31. An immature WHITE IBIS was at The Life of the Marsh
trail on Assateague Island, Worcester Co, MD on August 28, 29 and 30.
Five WHITE IBIS were on the Life of the Forest Trail, Assateague
Island, Worcester Co, MD on August 31. Two GLOSSY IBIS were at
Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Talbot Co, MD on August 27.

A possible (and completely out-of-area) ZONE-TAILED KITE was observed
at Lake Smith/Aragona/Independence area, Virginia Beach, VA on August
28.

A COMMON GALLINULE was spotted at the Southwest Area Park, Baltimore
Co, MD on August 27.

142 AMERICAN AVOCETS were present at Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on
August 25.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was at Swan Creek dredge containment area,
Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 25. On August 28 an AMERICAN
GOLDEN-PLOVER plus a WILSON'S SNIPE were at Huntley Meadows, Park,
Fairfax Co, VA. The AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen again on August
30. A PIPING PLOVER was at the Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA on
August 26.

A Shorebird survey at the Chincoteague NWR on August 28 turned up 199
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 842 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 59 PIPING PLOVER, 423
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 3 MARBLED GODWITS, 4,316 SANDERLING, 42 RED KNOTS,
229 LEAST SANDPIPER, 7 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 11 PECTORAL SANDPIPER
and 475 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS. A WILLET was seen in the Washington
Sailing Marine, Alexandria, VA on August 29, 30 and 31. An UPLAND
SANDPIPER was at Point Lookout SP, Saint Mary's Co, MD on August 29.
Two HUDSONIAN GODWITS were at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE on August
25. Three MARBLED GODWITS were at Skimmer Island, Ocean City,
Worcester Co, MD on August 29, 30 and 31. A STILT SANDPIPER was at
Gravelly Point, DC on August 29. Two STILT SANDPIPERS and a
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were at the West OC Pond, Worcester Co, MD on
August 30. A RED KNOT was on Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on August
26. A RED KNOT plus good numbers of WILLETS were at the Castaways
Campground on August 30. A SANDERLING was at the Triadelphia
Reservoir, Greenbridge, Howard Co, MD on August 30. BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS
were seen in several areas including: the Gravel Hill DeDOT ponds,
Sussex Co, DE on August 26, 29 and 31; Port Penn Impoundments, New
Castle Co, DE on August 28; Old Morgantown Road, Garrett Co, MD on
August 30 and Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE on August27 and 28. A
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was at Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE on August
27 and 28.

One to two WILSON'S PHALAROPES and two RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were on
Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on August 26. A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was at
Hunting Creek, Alexandria, VA on August 28. A WILSON'S PHALAROPE was
at a farm pond on Langford Road, Kent Co, MD on August 31. A
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, De on August 27.
The juvenile RED-NECKED PHALAROPE which was spotted last week in the
Potomac River (District of Columbia waters) from the Washington
Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA was seen again during the week. A
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and three WILSON'S PHALAROPES were among the
shorebirds at Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on August 25, which also
included two WESTERN SANDPIPERS and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.

 Two GULL-BILLED TERNS were at Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE on August
27. A GULL-BILLED TERN was at Skimmer Island, Ocean City, Worcester
Co, MD on August 30. Two CASPIAN TERNS were flying down the Potomac,
seen from the Mouth of the Monocacy, Frederick/Montgomery Cos, MD on
August 28. Eight BLACK TERNS were on Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on
August 25.A single BLACK TERN fluttered over the hydrilla mats at Dyke
Marsh, Fairfax Co, VA on August 30. A ROYAL TERN was at the Port Penn
Impoundments, New Castle Co, DE on August 28 and 29. A ROYAL TERN was
at Black Walnut Point, Talbot Co, MD on August 30. CASPIAN, ROYAL and
SANDWICH TERNS were at the Castaways Campground, Worcester Co, MD on
August 30. Three more SANDWICH TERNS were on Skimmer Island on the
same day.

Thirty-five BLACK SKIMMERS were on Skimmer Island, Ocean City,
Worcester Co, MD on August 30.

A COMMON NIGHTHAWK was spotted in the Lake Smith Terrace of Virginia
Beach, VA on August 25. Roughly 30 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS flew over a yard
in Carroll Co, MD on August 27.  An estimate of over 60 COMMON
NIGHTHAWKS flew over Layhill Park, Montgomery Co, MD on August 28.
Forty-four COMMON NIGHTHAWKS in two groups flew over Darnestown,
Montgomery Co, MD on August 29. Five COMMON NIGHTHAWKS flew around the
Air Force Memorial, Arlington, VA on August 31.

On August 28, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were at several venues
including:  Black Marsh, Baltimore Co, MD; Violette's Lock, Montgomery
Co, MD; Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD and Hughes Hollow,
Montgomery Co, MD.  An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was also seen at Little
Bennett Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD on August 30. An ALDER
FLYCATCHER was in a yard in Prince George's Co, MD on August 28. A
WILLOW FLYCATCHER was at Elk Neck SP, Cecil Co, MD also on August 28.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co,
MD on August 27.

A COMMON RAVEN has taken up residence at the old coal factory in north
Old Town Alexandria, VA. It has been seen flying from building to
building during the past week.

Warblers increased in numbers and diversity, and this week ten or more
warbler species were seen at Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC,
Cromwell Valley Park, Baltimore Co, MD, Leesylvania State Park, Prince
William Co, VA , Shenandoah National Park, VA and Wheaton Regional
Park, Montgomery Co, MD. Noteworthy warbler sightings included a
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER at Rock Creek Park, DC on August 29; a
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER at Terrapin Nature Park, Queen Anne's Co, MD on
August 26; both BLUE-WINGED and GOLDEN WINGED WARBLERS at Rock Creek
Park, DC on August 30 and 31; a CONNECTICUT WARBLER at Cromwell Valley
Park, Baltimore Co, MD on August 29 and 31; a MOURNING WARBLER at Swan
Creek dredge containment facility, Anne Arundel Co, MD on August 27; a
MOURNING WARBLER at Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD on August
28; another MOURNING WARBLER at Hashawha Environmental Center, Carroll
Co, MD on August 30; A CERULEAN WARBLER at Terrapin Park, Queen Anne's
Co, MD on August 29;. Warblers also included one to several TENNESSEE,
NASHVILLE, CAPE MAY, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKBURNIAN, BLACKPOLL and CANADA
WARBLERS.

A LARK SPARROW was at Craney Island Disposal Area, Portsmouth, VA on
August 27. On August 31 a LARK SPARROW was spotted at Ted Harvey WMA,
Dent Co, DE.

Two BOBOLINKS were on Poplar Island, Talbot Co, MD on August 25,
feeding the tall grasses.

***

This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers via the ABA Internet links, and on eBird records.

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.

*Of interest to the applicable state records committee

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Subject: Willet still at Washington Marina
From: Martin Sneary <mvsneary AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:12:56 -0700 (PDT)
And still present at 7.10pm

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Subject: Willet still at Washington Marina
From: Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:12:06 -0700 (PDT)
Willet still present at Wash. Sailing Marina

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Subject: RE: Connecticut Warbler at Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore County
From: Tim Houghton <thoughton AT loyola.edu>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:39:46 +0000
Andy, sounds like the one I found 2 days ago--I'd be curious to know the 
specific details... Thanks Andy! Tim 

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From: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com [mdbirding AT googlegroups.com] on behalf of Andy 
Beiderman [aandyy AT gmail.com] 

Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 3:49 PM
To: Maryland & DC Birding
Subject: [MDBirding] Connecticut Warbler at Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore 
County 


on Minebank trail between Bluebird box number 10 and 11 on fence side of trail

Andy Beiderman
Baltimore, MD

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Subject: Wilson's Phalarope - Kent County
From: Elaine Hendricks <ehendric48 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:52:14 -0400
In the west end of the farm pond on Langford Road, swimming among ducks.  A
good variety of other shorebirds as well.

Elaine Hendricks
Greenbelt, MD

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Subject: Connecticut Warbler at Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore County
From: Andy Beiderman <aandyy AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:49:40 -0700 (PDT)
on Minebank trail between Bluebird box number 10 and 11 on fence side of trail

Andy Beiderman
Baltimore, MD

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Subject: Willet still at Washington Marina
From: Adam Parr <balaenopteron AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:46:54 -0700 (PDT)
Still present and clearly limping at 3:30 on Monday. Tough to spot; on shore 
and along the shoreline just in front of the first Restricted Area sign west of 
the pier. No terns but Caspian, no other shorebirds that I could find. Good 
birding. 


Adam Parr
Takoma Park

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Monday 8/31/15
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:51:00 -0400
This morning (8/31) at Rock Creek Park…..

The Golden-winged continues to be seen at the ridge; perhaps it is same one 
that was found the last two days. 


Fellow birders saw 7 warbler species: Golden-winged, Blue-wing, 
Black-and-white, Hooded, Redstart, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided 


Yellow-throated Vireo was spotted in the yard.

——Ross Drive    (Bill)
Barred Owl     heard
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Downy Woodpecker     2
Northern Flicker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
Acadian Flycatcher     3
American Crow  
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     3
Carolina Wren     5
Wood Thrush     5
American Robin     3
Eastern Towhee  
American Goldfinch  

——Equitation Field
Mourning Dove  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Veery  1
American Robin  2
Eastern Towhee  1

——Ridge
Golden-winged Warbler     (Lesley)
Blue-winged Warbler     (Jim) 
Black-and-white Warbler  
Hooded Warbler      (Martin)
American Redstart     4
Magnolia Warbler    (Tucker)
Chestnut-sided Warbler     2
Mourning Dove  
Common Nighthawk     flyby
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Downy Woodpecker     2
Northern Flicker     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee     4
Red-eyed Vireo     5
American Crow  
Carolina Chickadee     2
Tufted Titmouse  
White-breasted Nuthatch     5
Carolina Wren     3
Eastern Towhee     3
Northern Cardinal     3
American Goldfinch     3

——Yard Parking Lot
Red-shouldered Hawk  
Chimney Swift     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Red-eyed Vireo  
American Crow     3
Carolina Wren     2
House Sparrow     2
 
——Fence Line
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
White-breasted Nuthatch    2
Carolina Wren     2
American Goldfinch

——Maintenance Yard
Chimney Swift     4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Downy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker     13
Pileated Woodpecker     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
Eastern Phoebe  
Great Crested Flycatcher     5
Yellow-throated Vireo      (Betsy)
Red-eyed Vireo     6
Blue Jay     4
American Crow     5
Tufted Titmouse  
Carolina Wren   3 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
American Robin     2
Baltimore Oriole     3
American Goldfinch  

——Dog Run
Black-and-white Warbler  
American Redstart  
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Great Crested Flycatcher  
Red-eyed Vireo  
Carolina Chickadee  
American Robin     6
Northern Cardinal  

Contributors: Bill Butler, Martin Sneary, Jim Boughton, Lesley Simmons, Jim 
Lemert, Sharon Forsyth, Marina True, Dan Eberly, Gerry Hawkins, Betsy Lovejoy, 
Tucker Scully 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: Semipalmated Plover at Triadelphia Lake Road mud flats.
From: dengue1 AT verizon.net
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:57:10 -0700 (PDT)
Nothing out of the ordinary at the mud flats until late morning. Doing one last 
scan at about 10:45 Woody spotted one Semipalmated Plover. We had been there 
for a while so he must have flown in with one of the flocks that kept going in 
and out. Also present were Least Sandpipers, Lesser Yellowlegs, (one Greater 
came in late), Spotted Sandpipers, Solitaries, 2 Pectorals and many Killdeer. 


Woody & Rae Dubois
Montgomery County

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Subject: Wheaton Regional Park today
From: "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:09:59 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all, 

Warm, humid and cloudy except for a few brief sunny moments -- not expected 
much migration but maybe some birds "off-passage." We did manage to scare up 7 
species of warbler, two mini-flocks and a few singletons. Red-eyes and orioles 
much decreased since our last visit on Saturday. Nothing much of note 
otherwise, one Empid ("Traill's"-type but probably Willow) and a few pewees and 
house wrens. 


As I have said several times before, we need a cold front! (Some rain would be 
nice, too -- everything is so dry...) 


Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper, 
Colesville, MD 

Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Gardens, Montgomery, Maryland, US 
Aug 31, 2015 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM 
38 species (+1 other taxa) 

Birds of interest: 

Wood Duck 7 
Green Heron 1 
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 
Spotted Sandpiper 1 
Chimney Swift 17 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 
Northern Flicker 2 
Pileated Woodpecker 1 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1 
Red-eyed Vireo 8 significant decline since Saturday 
House Wren 6 one family party of 5 
Carolina Wren 3 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 
American Robin 35 estimate; most in Gardens 
Gray Catbird 18 
Northern Waterthrush 1 
Black-and-white Warbler 1 
Common Yellowthroat 4 
American Redstart 4 
Magnolia Warbler 3 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 
Canada Warbler 2 
Chipping Sparrow 6 
Eastern Towhee 1 
Common Grackle 25 most in Gardens 
Baltimore Oriole 8 significant decline since Saturday 
House Finch 3 
American Goldfinch 7 

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Subject: Re: Carroll County Mourning Warbler
From: David Powell <seneca.ranger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:28:58 -0400
Kathy,

Congrats on reaching 200 in each county.

Dave

On Sunday, August 30, 2015, Kathy Calvert  wrote:

> We got a relatively late start this morning, but Mike Welch and I had a
> very nice walk at Hashawha.  We saw 12 species of warbler, with the
> highlight being a first winter Mourning Warbler that showed itself nicely
> for several moments before disappearing, as they are wont to do.  This bird
> was on the Green Trail.  From the parking area by the lake, go straight
> through the picnic area along the left side of the lake, then turn right at
> the end of the lake.  Take the next left along the nice, wide Green Trail,
> and the bird was about 50 yards down the path just where the path curves
> gently to the left.  Other warblers seen included Bay-breasted, Nashville,
> Blue-winged, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Canada, Black-and-white,
> Blackburnian, and American Redstart, Ovenbird, and Common Yellowthroat.
>
> A second highlight for me at Hashawha was a Least Flycatcher, my 200th
> species in Carroll County and the last county I needed to reach this goal.
>
> Back in Frederick, we stopped by Monocacy Battlefield to see if the
> Golden-winged Warbler reported by Elaine Hendricks was still present, but
> our luck had run out.  The only warblers we found here were an Ovenbird and
> a Common Yellowthroat.
>
> Good birding!
>
> Kathy Calvert
> Adamstown
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Subject: Carroll County Mourning Warbler
From: Kathy Calvert <kathycalvert1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:18:11 -0400
We got a relatively late start this morning, but Mike Welch and I had a
very nice walk at Hashawha.  We saw 12 species of warbler, with the
highlight being a first winter Mourning Warbler that showed itself nicely
for several moments before disappearing, as they are wont to do.  This bird
was on the Green Trail.  From the parking area by the lake, go straight
through the picnic area along the left side of the lake, then turn right at
the end of the lake.  Take the next left along the nice, wide Green Trail,
and the bird was about 50 yards down the path just where the path curves
gently to the left.  Other warblers seen included Bay-breasted, Nashville,
Blue-winged, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Canada, Black-and-white,
Blackburnian, and American Redstart, Ovenbird, and Common Yellowthroat.

A second highlight for me at Hashawha was a Least Flycatcher, my 200th
species in Carroll County and the last county I needed to reach this goal.

Back in Frederick, we stopped by Monocacy Battlefield to see if the
Golden-winged Warbler reported by Elaine Hendricks was still present, but
our luck had run out.  The only warblers we found here were an Ovenbird and
a Common Yellowthroat.

Good birding!

Kathy Calvert
Adamstown

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Subject: Willet still at Washington Marina
From: Frank Gmail <a.f.a.hawkins AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:05:48 -0400
As of 4 pm Sunday. 
Frank Hawkins
Washington DC


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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Sunday 8/30/15
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 11:44:16 -0400
This morning (8/30/15) at Rock Creek Park….

For a second day a Golden-winged Warbler appeared at the ridge.

Fellow birders saw 9 warbler species: Golden-winged, Blue-winged, 
Black-and-white, Redstart, Magnolia, Chestnut-sided, Canada, Black-throated 
Green, Bay-breasted 


Other highlights were a very early Winter Wren seen at the nature center 
boardwalk and a Red-tailed Hawk that sat for a long while about 20 feet above 
the maintenance yard road. 


——Ross Drive   (Bill)
Chimney Swift     7
Red-bellied Woodpecker     4
Downy Woodpecker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee     4
Acadian Flycatcher  
American Crow  
Tufted Titmouse     3
White-breasted Nuthatch     7
Carolina Wren     5
Wood Thrush     5
American Robin     5
Eastern Towhee     3
Common Grackle     10
American Goldfinch  

——Ridge   (Bill)
Golden-winged Warbler     (Greg, John)
Blue-winged Warbler     2
Black-and-white Warbler     2
American Redstart     6
Magnolia Warbler     3
Chestnut-sided Warbler     5
Canada Warbler     5
Rock Pigeon 
Mourning Dove  
Chimney Swift     6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Downy Woodpecker     2
Hairy Woodpecker     5
Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
Great Crested Flycatcher  
Red-eyed Vireo     2
Blue Jay     3
American Crow     13
Carolina Chickadee     3
Tufted Titmouse     3
White-breasted Nuthatch     4
Carolina Wren     3
European Starling  
Eastern Towhee     2
Northern Cardinal     2
Common Grackle     2
American Goldfinch     3

——Yard Parking Lot
Blue-winged Warbler  
American Redstart  
Black-throated Green Warbler  
Downy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
Blue Jay     3
Carolina Chickadee     2
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     3
Carolina Wren  
House Sparrow     2

——Maintenance Yard
Bay-breasted Warbler     (Frank, Hanan)
Chestnut-sided Warbler     4
Canada Warbler  
Red-shouldered Hawk  
Mourning Dove  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     2
Northern Flicker     10
Great Crested Flycatcher     5
Red-eyed Vireo     3
Blue Jay     4
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
House Wren  
Carolina Wren     
American Robin     3
Baltimore Oriole     3

——Nature Center and Dog Run
Winter Wren    (David W.)  very early
Gray Catbird
American Robin

Contributors: Bill Butler, Greg Gough, Hanan Jakoby, Frank Hawkins, John 
Boright, Betsy Lovejoy, David Sperling, Lin and wife, Judy Taylor, Diana, 
Stephen Jones, Tom O’Toole, Amy Donovan, Kevin, Dan Eberly, Sally, Rob 
Hilton, Chip Chipley, David Winkelstein, +++ 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC








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Subject: Yard Migrants
From: Kojo Baidoo <baidookojo6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:18:00 -0700 (PDT)
Again had some great migrants today. Warblers included Worm-eating, Nashville, 
Magnolia, Cape May, and Parula; ten sp. total. 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24817760 and 
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Subject: Jackson pond in HoCo
From: "Anthony V." <tonyvanschoor AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 07:30:24 -0700 (PDT)
Jackson Pond in Howard County. The water level has been dropped 3 feet to 
remove sediment build up. Good area of mud and near the creek that feeds it. 
Might be worth checking out for the next few weeks. I was there this morning 
and nothing was present at 8:30am. But will check every morning before work. 


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Subject: Sanderling
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:05:35 -0400
There is a Sanderling at Triadelphia Greenbridge visible from the pipeline.

Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Subject: Mostly Worcester Co. (8/29)
From: "'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:54:13 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Everyone,
Yesterday was a predictably great day of late August birding on the coast. John 
Hubbell, Mike Ostrowski, and I started at Assateague at first light, worked 
many of our favorite spots, and then birded our way home. We joined Mark 
Hoffman, Kathy Fleming, and Marcia Balestri at Bayside and had fun despite a 
modest flight. Best birds were probably two WARBLING VIREOs, uncommon migrants 
here. We had six species of warbler, including YELLOW-THROATED and 
CHESTNUT-SIDED. BALTIMORE ORIOLEs were among the more conspicuous migrants on 
the island. The BOAT-TAILED GRACKLEs once again lack tail feathers, always a 
fun late summer sight. Full eBird list: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24799007. 

We covered various parts of the island, hoping for more migrants and the first 
Lark Sparrow of the season. Although slow for birds (and still dense with 
humans), we did enjoy single immature WHITE IBIS at the Life of the Marsh and 
Ferry Landing. I also had a flyover SANDWICH TERN over the campground. Our sea 
watch from South Ocean Beach was unproductive, but featured a few lingering 
LEAST TERNs. 

We spent a lot of time scanning distant flats at Castaways Campground (check-in 
required) and points north. The high counts of SEMIPALMATED PLOVERs made it 
exciting to hope for a Wilson's (someday). WESTERN WILLETs were present in good 
numbers. We had a RED KNOT and our first good lucks at SANDWICH TERNs for the 
day. CASPIAN TERNs were well-represented among Royal Terns at each stop as 
well. Full eBird list for Castaways: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24800118. 

Skimmer Island was our most productive stop with a GULL-BILLED TERN (state bird 
for Mike) and three MARBLED GODWITs. Loafing on the sandbar were 35 BLACK 
SKIMMERs, including many juveniles. I tried to let this pleasant sight distract 
me from the news that just one nest for that species was found on Skimmer 
Island this season. There were another three SANDWICH TERNs here as well. 
eBird: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24800982. 

West OC Pond has excellent shorebird habitat right now. Headlining in the 
afternoon were two STILT SANDPIPERs and a WHITE-RUMPED. eBird: 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24801513. 


Figgs Landing featured BLUE-WINGED TEAL and some arriving NORTHERN SHOVELERs. 
Truitt's Landing had poor light and high tide, making for a paltry shorebird 
list. SEASIDE SPARROWs were cooperative near the beach. 

We found a few pockets of migrants at Porters Crossing and Whiton Crossing. For 
fun, we scanned the skies and treelines near Whiton in hopes of seeing a family 
of Mississippi Kites lingering. (Sightings continued into late June here. 
Breeding was not confirmed to my knowledge.) 

The non-birding highlight of the day was meeting JIM BRIGHTON (1) and MIKE 
WALSH (1) for tasty food and drink at Evo in Salisbury. No migrants, but there 
were flights to enjoy. Untappd beer check-ins for all. 
(https://untappd.com/home) 

A quick stop at the Ward Museum landed Mike's county closeout GRAY CATBIRD and 
a chance for Bill and Jim to nerd out with plants and MBP topics. 

On the way home, stops along Shiloh Church (Route 331) yielded an UPLAND 
SANDPIPER. We ended the day at dusk in Choptank (Caroline Co.), hoping for 
John's penultimate county Common Nighthawk, but the bird gods said just bats 
for you. 


Great day!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
b Bill HubickPasadena, Marylandbill_hubick AT yahoo.comhttp://www.billhubick.com
http://www.marylandbiodiversity.com
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Subject: Re: Nighthawks at Layhill Park
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:22:39 -0700 (PDT)
On Friday, August 28, 2015 at 6:22:54 PM UTC-4, David Gersten wrote:
> Arrived home just now to a spectacle of nighthawks flying over Layhill Park, 
the golf course, and my neighborhood north west of the Layhill Road exit from 
I200. I stopped trying at count at 38 because they kept crossing each other. I 
estimate there are over 60. 

> 
> David Gersten
> Silver Spring, MD

David, thanks for the great sighting! 
Don Simonson, Darnestown MD

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Subject: 44 Nighthawks; Great Horned Owl in Darnestown Mont Co 8/29
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:21:22 -0700 (PDT)
Two groups of 17 and 27 respectively passed over Darnestown between 7:15 and 
7:40 pm. They appeared to rise out of dense mature forest (day roosts?) along 
the banks of confluence of Seneca Creek and Hooker's Branch, near Berryville 
Road and Poplar Hill Road, at the western terminus of Springfield Road. They 
foraged for 10 minutes and then streamed off to the east south east. I believe 
our place is on the same general ridge of hard stone and migrants' flight path 
to the Riley's Lock / Rowser's Ford crossing point of the Potomac River for 
some nighthawks and raptors. Lots of diurnal migrants in the yard earlier 
including Gnatcatchers, Empids, Phoebes, Bluebirds, Swifts. Last week a Great 
Horned Owl perched atop a tall pine down the street at sunset for 30 minutes. 

How beautiful!
Good birding,
Don Simonson
Darnestown MD

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Subject: The rewards of month birding: STILT SANDPIPER in DC
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:30:11 -0400
After rushing down to see the WESTERN WILLET at the Washington Sailing
Marina, I decided to stop at Gravelly Point to try for Peregrine Falcon,
which I need for my all-time August list. The first birds I encountered
were a pair of Lesser Scaup, off the north end of the airport (August tick
#1). Just then my eye was distracted by a flyby that landed on the hydrilla
mat in the outflow of Roaches Run--a juvenile STILT SANDPIPER (August tick
#2). The bird hung around before flying up into Roaches Run just before
Martin Sneary and Adma Parr arrived. Ugh!. After all the excitement, I
decided to take a gander at the 14th St RR bridge. The Peregrine was in its
customary place atop the west end of the center trestle (August tick #3).

Hugh

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Subject: Conn Warbler and Brewsters Warbler/Cromwell
From: Kye jenkins <kyebird54 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:01:27 -0700 (PDT)
Tim {wk| Houghton posted me while I was sitting by new pond that I build[not 
one bird has shown any interest}Any way he spotted a Conn Warbler and a pale 
Brewsters at Cromwell/Directions----70 paces from box 10 toward box 11,marked 
with an X OF BRANCHES BY TRAIL/SAME PLACE as 2013/Whew/Kye Jenkins/Good Luck! 


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Subject: Re: Willet seen from the Washington Sailing Marina
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:32:43 -0400
Still present at 5:30 on rocks betw parked cars and the approach pier. 

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 29, 2015, at 3:34 PM, Gerry Hawkins  wrote:
> 
> Frank Hawkins and Joe Coleman asked me to post that they currently are 
looking at a Willet from the grounds of the Washington Sailing Marina in 
Alexandria, VA. The Willet currently is in short grass near the base of a long 
pier that extends from the south end of National Airport and largely frames the 
cove by the marina. A spotting scope likely is necessary to see this bird well. 

> Gerry Hawkins
> Arlington, VA
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Subject: Re: DC Red-necked Phalarope continues - Wed pm
From: Rob Hilton <rob.hilton.2010 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:16:06 -0700 (PDT)
On Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 8:29:30 AM UTC-4, Martin Sneary wrote:
> No sign, Saturday 7-8.15am.

Nor was it found when I finally left somewhere around 8:45 am. I returned to 
the marina for a few minutes at around 1:00 pm and also did not see the 
phalarope. I also did not see the Willet that Frank Hawkins and Joe Coleman 
found later this afternoon. 


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Subject: Willet seen from the Washington Sailing Marina
From: Gerry Hawkins <maineusa AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:34:04 -0400
Frank Hawkins and Joe Coleman asked me to post that they currently are
looking at a Willet from the grounds of the Washington Sailing Marina in
Alexandria, VA. The Willet currently is in short grass near the base of a
long pier that extends from the south end of National Airport and largely
frames the cove by the marina.  A spotting scope likely is necessary to see
this bird well. 
Gerry Hawkins
Arlington, VA



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Subject: Re: Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/29/15, Golden-winged Warbler
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:11:22 -0400
Addendum:

Hi Wallace,
Just for the record, I had a Nashville along the fence line at the Maintenance 
Yard around 11:30 just as I was leaving, which I believe brings the day's total 
to 11. FYI, a Worm-eating was there also, which may or may not represent a 
second individual. 


--Paul DeAnna

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

> On Aug 29, 2015, at 12:46 PM, Wallace Kornack  wrote:
> 
> This morning (8/29) at Rock Creek Park…..
> 
> Highlight of the day was a Golden-winged Warbler seen by Bill, John, and Greg 
at the ridge. 

> 
> The ridge was the most active site this morning. Fellow birders at the ridge 
and maintenance yard counted 10 warbler species——Golden-winged, 
Blue-winged, Black-and-white, Redstart, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, 
Canada, Worm-eating, Magnolia, Yellowthroat 

> 
> ——Ross Drive  (Bill)
> Mallard     2  flyby
> Chimney Swift     6
> Red-bellied Woodpecker     3
> Downy Woodpecker     3
> Northern Flicker  
> Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
> Acadian Flycatcher     3
> American Crow     2
> Tufted Titmouse     2
> White-breasted Nuthatch     3
> Carolina Wren     5
> Wood Thrush     5
> American Robin     4
> 
> ——Equitation Field   (Judith)
> Flicker
> Eastern Wood-Pewee
> Tufted Titmouse
> 
> ——Ridge   (Bill, Greg, John)
> Golden-winged Warbler  
> Blue-winged Warbler     2
> Black-and-white Warbler  
> American Redstart     3
> Chestnut-sided Warbler     5
> Black-throated Green Warbler  
> Canada Warbler     2
> Red-shouldered Hawk  
> Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
> Downy Woodpecker     4
> Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
> Great Crested Flycatcher
> Red-eyed Vireo     5
> American Crow  
> Fish Crow  
> Carolina Chickadee     5
> Tufted Titmouse     6
> White-breasted Nuthatch     3
> Carolina Wren     4
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     2
> American Robin     
> Scarlet Tanager     2
> Baltimore Oriole     2
> American Goldfinch     3
> 
> ——Fence Line and Yard Parking Lot   (Bill, Greg, John)
> Common Yellowthroat  
> Magnolia Warbler  
> Swainson’s Thrush
> Blue Jay     3
> Carolina Wren  
> American Robin  
> 
> ——Maintenance Yard
> Worm-eating Warbler    (Hugh)
> Black-and-white Warbler     3
> American Redstart  
> Magnolia Warbler    (Amy)
> Mourning Dove     2
> Chimney Swift  
> Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
> Northern Flicker  
> Pileated Woodpecker  
> Red-eyed Vireo     6
> Blue Jay  
> Carolina Chickadee  
> Tufted Titmouse  
> White-breasted Nuthatch     2
> House Wren  
> Carolina Wren  
> American Robin     3
> Scarlet Tanager     2
> Common Grackle     4
> Baltimore Oriole     2
> 
> ——Nature Center   (Gerry, Bill, Mardi)
> Great Crested Flycatcher     2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee
> Scarlet Tanager   fem.   2
> Baltimore Oriole
> 
> ——Dog Run  (Bill, Mardi)
> Chimney Swift  
> Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
> Downy Woodpecker     2
> Pileated Woodpecker     2
> Red-eyed Vireo     4
> Blue Jay  
> American Robin     15+
> Scarlet Tanager     2
> Baltimore Oriole  
> American Goldfinch  
> 
> Observers: Bill Butler, Greg Gough, John Boright, Hugh McGuinness, Amy 
Roberts, Gerry Hawkins, Hanan Jacoby, Betsy Lovejoy, Tucker Scully, Lee 
Kimball, Paul DeAnna, Tully Hochhauser, Devon Hochhauser, Mardi Hastings, 
Judith Gray,+++ 

> 
> Have Fun Birding!
> 
> Wallace Kornack
> Washington  DC
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Subject: Yard Migrants
From: Kojo Baidoo <baidookojo6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 11:46:36 -0700 (PDT)
Great yard migrants this morning. 6 warbler species, including Nashville 
(https://www.flickr.com/photos/132863360 AT N02/20976931615/in/dateposted-public/), 
Blackburnian, and Blue-winged. 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24802907 


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Subject: Tilghman I., Ferry Neck & 9 areas in Dorchester County, Aug. 21-27, 2015.
From: Harry Armistead <harryarmistead AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:38:27 +0000



















TILGHMAN I., FERRY NECK, and 9 AREAS IN DORCHESTER COUNTY,
AUGUST 21-27, 2015.  Sunny, seasonably
cool days, with low humidity, northerly winds. 
Reports are from our place, Rigby’s Folly, Talbot County, unless
indicated otherwise.  A Great Egret hunts
in the cove every day.

 

AUGUST 21, FRIDAY.  
Arrive 3 P.M.  On the dock 3:30 –
4:45, 22 species, the complete list: wood duck 9, great blue heron 1, great
egret 1, black vulture 2, turkey vulture 5, osprey 8 (incl. our “baby” with 
a good-sized 

fish), bald eagle 1, Cooper’s hawk 1, red-tailed hawk 1, laughing gull 8,
Forster’s tern 2, mourning dove 6, chimney swift 19, tree swallow 1, barn
swallow 24, American robin 3, northern mockingbird 2, European starling 7,
northern cardinal 2, red-winged blackbird 85, American goldfinch 1.

 

Later on: cattle egret 55, solitary sandpiper
1, royal tern 2, green heron 1, yellow-billed cuckoo 1, 1 downy & 1
red-bellied woodpecker, Canada goose 4, ruby-throated hummingbird 1, purple
martin 1, and bank swallow 1.  Just over
2.25” of rain since last time, prompting a Cope’s gray tree frog to call at
8:40 P.M. and 9:52 P.M.  Other non-avian
taxa: 7 frogs at The Pond, two diamondback terrapin, one monarch, 3 Fowler’s
toads, a doe and a buck on the Lucy Point trail.  

 

PECKING ORDER: a herring gull displaces a laughing gull on a
cove pier, then a great egret displaces the same herring gull, all birds
remained, there being other pilings available there. The cattle egrets fly in a 
group right out 

the middle of the cove at close range, apparently headed for Poplar
Island.  At 8:52 P.M. an eastern
screech-owl whinnies out near the garage. 
One can tell there’s been a big rain by the windrows of eastern redcedar
“needles”, and to some extent cones (“berries”) and pine needles lying 
in so 

many spots.   

 

Off to a great start. 
Fair, 84 – 79 – 76 °F., NW 10-5, low humidity, the big rain
probably all last night.  Fields still
fallow, a delightful jungle.  

 

AUGUST 22, SATURDAY. 
I think this is the day a blimp goes over, probably headed to the Eagles
vs. Washington football game. 
BUTTERFLIES: variegated fritillary 1, red-spotted purple 5, spicebush
swallowtail 1, cabbage white 9, pearlcrescent 4, question mark 1, hackberry
emperor 4, unID’d sulphur 2, unID’d skipper 4. 
Sharp-shinned hawk 1, perhaps a real early migrant, perhaps not. Chimney swift 
26. Blue-gray gnatcatcher 2. American kestrel 1. Eastern kingbird 2. Great 
crested flycatcher 1. Green heron 1. Barn swallow 14. Bank swallow 1. Cedar 
waxwing 9. 


 

Bald eagle 3 adults, 2 immatures & one immie descends
seemingly haphazardly, ungainly, slip-sliding away, zig-zag style, not at all
graceful, and yet … the thing works, it snags a nice white perch, flies off
with its trophy. Royal tern 1. Purple martin 18. Marnolia warbler 1. Clear, 71 
- 82°F., NE – N 10 – NW 10. A good one, again. 


 

AUGUST 23, SUNDAY. 
Liz is good at hearing chip notes. 
These often signal a vsit by migrants. 
So in the big willow oak we see: Baltimore oriole 2, black-and-white
warbler 1, red-eyed vireo 1, tufted titmouse 1, Carolina chickadee 1, and a
female eastern bluebird, the latter a SINGLE PARENT, making numerous trips to
the nest box on the loblolly pine to feed the youngsters. No sign of the male 
this visit. 


 

On the dock 6-7:30 P.M. (complete list below) we see many
AERIALISTS: chimney swift 70 (one of the highest counts ever
here), purple martin 14, barn swallow 24, laughing gull 75 (hawking dragonflies
over Edwards Point) eastern kingbird 4, and common nighthawk 1 plus 55 
red-winged 

blackbirds, bald eagle 3 (2 of them adults steadfastly perched in pines at the
head of the cove), bobolink 22, American robin 4, great blue heron 1, green
heron 1, snowy egret 1, great egret 2, mourning dove 2, osprey 4, ring-billed
gull 2, downy woodpecker 1, European starling 30, Forster’s tern 1, herring
gull 1, eastern bluebird 1, and northern mockingbird 1 plus 2 diamondback
terrapin.

 

Otherwise: at Frog Hollow: painted turtle 5, snapping turtle
1, gray squirrel 1.  Close to the yard
are 3 more gray squirrels and a buck plus 5 bank swallows and 2 tree
swallows.  Up to 83°F.
here, calm c. 5:15 P.M. until sunset.  

 

At TILGHMAN ISLAND, 7:15 – 10 A.M., Liz and I join the
Talbot Bird Club, incl. Jan Reese, Levin Willey, Wayne Bell, Les Coble, Cemmy
Peterson, Dave Palmer, Cathy Cooper et al. 
We see a doe with 2 small fawns, 3 gray squirrels and a monarch. The following 
bird list is not the official 

one, but records everything I see plus what I overheard the others seeing, so
no doubt misses some of the sightings today, and several birds are only seen (I
think) by me before or during the walk (Cooper’s hawk, Traill’s flycatcher,
worm-eating warbler, perhaps 1 or 2 others):

 

Canada goose 22, double-crested cormorant 600 or so, great
blue heron 4, green heron 1, turkey vulture 4, osprey 20, bald eagle 6,
sharp-shinned hawk 1, Cooper’s hawk 1 female, laughing gull 26, great
black-backed gull 4, Forster’s tern 22, royal tern 2, mourning dove 6, 
chimney 

swift 3, ruby-throated hummingbird 3, belted kingfisher 1, downy woodpecker 3,
Traill’s flycatcher 1, great crested flycatcher 3, eastern kingbird 2, 
red-eyed 

vireo 6, American crow 5, purple martin 3, barn swallow 4, Carolina chickadee
4, tufted titmouse 2, brown-headed nuthatch 5, Carolina wren 1, blue-gray
gnatcatcher 8, American robin 3, gray catbird 3, brown thrasher 1, northern
mockingbird 6, European starling 8, red-winged blackbird 2, Baltimore oriole 2
males, and American goldfinch 1.

 

WARBLERS: worm-eating 1, black-and-white 3, Blackburnian 1,
chestnut-sided 3, pine 6, prairie 1, and Canada 1 plus common yellowthroat 2 as
well as American redstart 5.  That makes
47 species.  Afterwards Liz and I have a
leisurely breakfast at charming Two If By Sea, which has the best home fries
I’ve ever eaten.  Fair, high 60s to low
70s, 62°F.
at the start, N at 10 m.p.h.  I like to
think of Tilghman Island as the Cape May of the Eastern Shore.

 

AUGUST 24, MONDAY.  An
osprey in hot pursuit of an adult bald eagle RIGHT OVER the main part of St.
Michaels.  Two painted turtles at Frog
Hollow.  Frog Hollow is the name my
grandparents gave to the fresh water pond adjacent to our Woods 4, 100 feet or
so east of our property boundary. 
Northern flicker 1.  Bald eagle
2.  Clear, 75°F. at the start, E 5, more
humid.  Take it easy today, listen to
music and continue reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s No ordinary time,
about the Roosevelts and the Home Front during WWII.  

 

AUGUST 25, TUESDAY.  I
am gone from 5 A.M. until 5 P.M.   Liz
picks up the slack in that time: bald eagle 3, 3 does & a buck, 2 gray
squirrels.  All of 1 mm. of rain last
night, not exactly a Noah’s Ark situation. 
In DORCHESTER COUNTY:

 

EGYPT ROAD.  Blue
grosbeak 5, green heron 1 (on the wires), red-tailed hawk 2, European starling
145, brown-headed cowbird 11, Canada goose 16, tree swallow 80, purple martin
14, eastern kingbird 1, mourning dove 12, killdeer 5, and bobolink 1. Clear, 
calm, 75°F. BLACKWATER N.W.R., 7-8 A.M.: bald eagle 17, 

osprey 11, American black duck 10, mallard 40, Caspian tern 2, Forster’s tern
53, chipping sparrow 13, spotted sandpiper 1, great egret 7, great blue heron
5, green heron 1, blue grosbeak 3, double-crested cormorant 18, belted
kingfisher 1, mourning dove 20, red-tailed hawk 1 (preying on a snake), and
eastern cottontail 2.  At 3:20 P.M.
Ranger Tom Miller and I examine a dead northern waterthrush that had collided
with the windows at the Visitor Center.

 

GOLDEN HILL.  Cattle
egret 1 (with the horses).  CROCHERON:
8:45 – 9 A.M. & 12:00 – 12:30 P.M., royal tern 57, great egret 1, osprey 8,
Forster’s tern 4, great black-backed gull 2, semipalmated plover 3, and 
herring 

gull 40

 

BLOODSWORTH ISLAND – FIN CREEK.  9:15 – 11:15 A.M., a good, slow
look-see.  Adam Xenides and myself, 22
species: Canada goose 6, American black duck 9, double-crested cormorant 55,
brown pelican 12, great blue heron 11, great egret 9, snowy egret 20, little
blue heron 3 adults, tricolored heron 6, green heron 1, black-crowned night
heron 1 adult, osprey 11, bald eagle 1 adult, northern harrier 1, Cooper’s 
hawk 

1 female (seen 4 times), clapper rail 11, laughing gull 5, herring gull 1,
royal tern 2, chimney swift 1, ruby-throated hummingbird 1, barn swallow 8, and
seaside sparrow 3.  Interestingly enough:
no fish crows, boat-tailed grackles, or red-winged blackbirds.

 

40 some years ago there were 180 great blue heron nests
here.  With the deterioration and
disappearance of the big loblolly pine snags as well as the degradation of the
Navy-built nesting platforms (10 or more years old) I only see 17 today. In the 
distance we can see rain falling to 

the north which will envelop us on the ride back to Crocheron. Earlier an 
ominous purple-black cloud was 

visible way to the north.  Cool and windy
with winds increasing from 10 to c. 20 m.p.h., low 70s, high tide at 11
A.M.  Two diamondback terrapin.  Fin Creek penetrates on a north-south axis
1.25 miles into the heart of Bloodsworth Island and is deep enough so that even
at low tides one can easily motor its length in a boat. There’s an osprey 
nest on the faux (papier-mâché, 

cardboard ?) tank at the start of Fin Creek with one juvenile in it.

 

BISHOPS HEAD (Phillips Gunning Club Road), most of this is a
unit of Blackwater N.W.R., or otherwise the Karen Noonan Education Center of
Chesapeake Bay Foundation.  9-9:10 A.M.
& 12:45 – 1:45, complete list, 26 species: double-crested cormorant 65,
brown pelican 16, great blue heron 4, great egret 8, snowy egret 11, turkey
vulture 1, osprey 9, bald eagle 1 adult, red-tailed hawk 1, clapper rail 3,
laughing gull 28, herring gull 4, great black-backed gull 2, royal tern 2,
ruby-throated hummingbird 1, downy woodpecker 2, great crested flycatcher 1,
eastern kingbird 3, red-eyed vireo 1, barn swallow 3, Carolina chickadee 1,
blue-gray gnatcatcher 2, gray catbird 1, black-and-white warbler 1, yellow
warbler 1, and seaside sparrow 1.  Most
of the landbirds seen are in the small but diverse copse, that has several bat 
and 

owl boxes, just north of the Noonan Center buildings. Two diamondback terrapin, 
30 seaside 

dragonlets, 1 red-spotted purple.  Fair,
NW 10, 78°F.
  

 

WINGATE.  Least
sandpiper 2, 1:55 P.M.  SHORTER’S WHARF
(south segment of Maple Dam Road).  Just
a drive through, don’t get out of the car, 2:15 – 2:45 P.M.: American black
duck 6, bald eagle 6, Forster’s tern 6. 
Clear, 84°F.  Tidal water over the
road in 6 spots.  

 

AUGUST 26, WEDNESDAY. 
Cedar waxwings heading north in configurations of 19 (!), 4, 2, 3 and 1
respectively; you’d think it was the middle of November. 37 species 
including: bald eagle 9, 

blue grosbeak 1 male, cattle egret 1, blue-gray gnatcatcher 3, purple martin
20, barn swallow 9, green heron 2, ruby-throated hummingbird 3, mourning dove 
4, 

great crested flycatcher 1, red-tailed hawk 1, osprey 12, chimney swift 19,
bank swallow 1black-and-white warbler 1, black vulture 3, European starling 40,
eastern wood-pewee 2, red-eyed vireo 1, Carolina chickadee 2, spotted sandpiper
1.

 

NON-AVIAN TAXA.  8
diamondback terrapin.  3 gray
squirrels.  BUTTERFLIES: red-spotted
purple 8, hackberry emperor 4, cloudless suphur 1 (1st of the year
here), pearlcrescent 2, American lady 1, hairstreak unID’d 1, skipper 
unID’d 

4.  Many of the flutterbys are at the blooming
mint as are 3 or more species of hymenoptera. 
A gem of a day: fair, NW 10-5, 71 - 83°F., low humidity. In spite of the 
glorious weather and mostly 

northerly winds this time there is no big migration of passerines. I don’t 
know what it takes. 


 

AUGUST 27, THURSDAY.  The eastern screech-owl calls at 2:06
A.M. Two Royal terns. 1 Forster’s tern. 69°F. at the start, fair, N < 10 
m.p.h. Leave at 10 A.M. 9 painted turtles at Frog Hollow. At Middletown, DE, a 
d.o.r. striped 

skunk.  And so it goes, or, at least
went.

 

LOCAL EATERIES SERVING AS DE FACTO CLUBS. Restaurants often serve as a sort of 
club 

where fellows gather for leisurely meals and discuss the problems and pleasures
of the world.  When I worked in Northeast
Philadelphia on Bustleton Avenue Jewish gentleman would gather for lunch at a
restaurant there, always at the same lengthy table, and Chinese men would
breakfast at the Dunkin’ Donuts at the long counter in the front part. At 
Kirkham near St. Michaels locals would 

often gather.  Small numbers of farmers
and other locals frequent Sting-Ray’s for breakfast at Kiptopeke. Curiously 
at the Cambridge Wawa often several 

men will make themselves at home next to the big trash bin (!), resting their
arms on it, and nursing their morning coffees, not needing the soft leather
armchairs of a British gentleman’s club.

 

CEZANNE ON STEROIDS.  Our
volunteer Philadelphia peach tree – not very large – currently has 130
full-size peaches underneath it (not to mention many rotten, smaller ones, and
peach pits), many completely edible (on my breakfast cereal especially), and
about as many more still on the tree. 
The gray squirrels that live on our block and an eastern cottontail or
two like to nibble these.  “ … Do I dare
to eat a peach?/I shall wear white flannel, trousers and walk upon the beach./I
have heard the mermaids singing, each to each … “  T. S. Eliot. 
You get the picture.

 

Best to all. – Harry Armistead, Philadelphia.





 		 	   		  

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Saturday 8/29/15, Golden-winged Warbler
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:46:19 -0400
This morning (8/29) at Rock Creek Park…..

Highlight of the day was a Golden-winged Warbler seen by Bill, John, and Greg 
at the ridge. 


The ridge was the most active site this morning. Fellow birders at the ridge 
and maintenance yard counted 10 warbler species——Golden-winged, 
Blue-winged, Black-and-white, Redstart, Chestnut-sided, Black-throated Green, 
Canada, Worm-eating, Magnolia, Yellowthroat 


——Ross Drive  (Bill)
Mallard     2  flyby
Chimney Swift     6
Red-bellied Woodpecker     3
Downy Woodpecker     3
Northern Flicker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee     3
Acadian Flycatcher     3
American Crow     2
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     3
Carolina Wren     5
Wood Thrush     5
American Robin     4

——Equitation Field   (Judith)
Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Tufted Titmouse

——Ridge   (Bill, Greg, John)
Golden-winged Warbler  
Blue-winged Warbler     2
Black-and-white Warbler  
American Redstart     3
Chestnut-sided Warbler     5
Black-throated Green Warbler  
Canada Warbler     2
Red-shouldered Hawk  
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Downy Woodpecker     4
Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo     5
American Crow  
Fish Crow  
Carolina Chickadee     5
Tufted Titmouse     6
White-breasted Nuthatch     3
Carolina Wren     4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     2
American Robin     
Scarlet Tanager     2
Baltimore Oriole     2
American Goldfinch     3

——Fence Line and Yard Parking Lot   (Bill, Greg, John)
Common Yellowthroat  
Magnolia Warbler  
Swainson’s Thrush
Blue Jay     3
Carolina Wren  
American Robin  

——Maintenance Yard
Worm-eating Warbler    (Hugh)
Black-and-white Warbler     3
American Redstart  
Magnolia Warbler    (Amy)
Mourning Dove     2
Chimney Swift  
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Northern Flicker  
Pileated Woodpecker  
Red-eyed Vireo     6
Blue Jay  
Carolina Chickadee  
Tufted Titmouse  
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
House Wren  
Carolina Wren  
American Robin     3
Scarlet Tanager     2
Common Grackle     4
Baltimore Oriole     2

——Nature Center   (Gerry, Bill, Mardi)
Great Crested Flycatcher     2
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Scarlet Tanager   fem.   2
Baltimore Oriole

——Dog Run  (Bill, Mardi)
Chimney Swift  
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Downy Woodpecker     2
Pileated Woodpecker     2
Red-eyed Vireo     4
Blue Jay  
American Robin     15+
Scarlet Tanager     2
Baltimore Oriole  
American Goldfinch  

Observers: Bill Butler, Greg Gough, John Boright, Hugh McGuinness, Amy Roberts, 
Gerry Hawkins, Hanan Jacoby, Betsy Lovejoy, Tucker Scully, Lee Kimball, Paul 
DeAnna, Tully Hochhauser, Devon Hochhauser, Mardi Hastings, Judith Gray,+++ 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC













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Subject: Lake Frank (Montgomery Co., MD) - 29 August 2015
From: Ryan Douglas <rndouglas AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:07:01 -0700 (PDT)
I visited Lake Frank in Montgomery Co., MD at sunrise this morning with Kate 
Francisco. My target bird was Black-throated Blue Warbler, which I hadn't seen 
since I still lived in upstate New York back in 2009! 


I started the morning with a nice look at Venus in the eastern sky, then we 
lucked into a couple of small mixed-species flocks straight away. The first 
held a trio of Chestnut-sided Warblers, and a few more common species. The next 
flock was a bit better, as it had a male Bay-breasted Warbler, a Blackpoll 
Warbler, several Red-eyed Vireos, a Baltimore Oriole and others. 


As we ducked into the woods we decided to stop when we heard a few Northern 
Cardinals, and my whistling and pushing turned up my much sought-after 
Black-throated Blue Warbler with a Canada Warbler! 


Feeling rather content, we worked our way down to the lakeshore, where we found 
a couple Solitary Sandpipers hanging out with a Spotted Sandpiper. On our way 
out I had a good look at a Veery, a species I heard several times over the past 
few years in Missouri, but never managed to get my eyes on. All in all, a 
pretty enjoyable morning! 


eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24798559

Good birding,

Ryan Douglas
Rockville, MD

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Subject: DC Red-necked Phalarope continues - Wed pm
From: Martin Sneary <mvsneary AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:29:30 -0700 (PDT)
No sign, Saturday 7-8.15am.

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Subject: Nighthawks at Layhill Park
From: psalmus50 <psalmus50 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:22:41 -0400
Arrived home just now to a spectacle of nighthawks flying over Layhill Park, 
the golf course, and my neighborhood north west of the Layhill Road exit from 
I200. I stopped trying at count at 38 because they kept crossing each other. I 
estimate there are over 60. 


David Gersten
Silver Spring, MD

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Subject: Kent & QA Counties
From: David Powell <seneca.ranger AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:10:58 -0400
Hi Everyone,

I traveled to Kent County this morning and had an enjoyable birding morning
in the Millington area. Highlight was a first year Mourning Warbler seen
near a pond off of Black Bottom Road. Other nice warblers were
Blackburnian, Blackpoll and Chestnut-sided. I stopped at the Upland
Sandpiper Field, but was unable to find any.

On the way home, I decided to stop at Terrapin Park by the Bay Bridge. I
did not expect much, since it was getting warm and in the afternoon. At my
first stop, I ran into a large warbler flock. The highlight was a female
Cerulean Warbler. Other notable warblers were Blue-winged, Canada,
Blackpoll, Blackburnian, Magnolia, Parula, Black and White, Chestnut-sided
and Redstarts.

Good birding,
Dave

seneca.ranger AT gmail.com
Germantown, MD

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Subject: Olive-sided a Flycatcher at Black Marsh
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:35:31 -0400
High on a snag near the bench, halfway down the causeway. Ridiculously good 
views of it preening. I love it when they cooperate! 


Tim Carney
Nottingham, MD

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Subject: Cecil Club Upcoming Events
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:32:17 -0400
The annual Turkey Point Hawk Watch, which has been going for 20 years,
begins on Tuesday, September 8. So far, we have only one person signed up
for that first week: Parke John, who will observe on Friday the 11th.  For
the week of September 13, we have observers on Sunday, Monday, Thursday and
Friday. Because this week is the peak for Broadwinged Hawk migration, we
really don’t want gaps in observation. If you can help us during these
first two weeks, please let me know as soon as possible. You may sign up
via email or at next week’s club meeting.



We will have our first club meeting of the season on Wednesday, September
2, at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Center of the County Administration Building,
200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Elkton, MD. Sean will present a Hawk
Identification workshop that will help all of us refresh our ID skills
before the Hawk Watch starts. If you have signed up to observe this year,
please try to attend this meeting.


The Hawk Watch Kickoff Bird Walk is not in September but will take place
tomorrow, August 29, at 7:00 a.m. A report from Turkey Point last week said
the place was chock-full of migrating warblers and other songbirds, so this
promises to be an exceptional field trip. Be prepared for a leisurely
round-trip hike to the Point, a distance of about two miles. Most of the
walking is on a gravel road with good footing, but there are a few hilly
sections. Wear comfortable shoes/boots for walking. Bring drinks and/or
snacks. Sunscreen and bug spray are strongly recommended. Meet at the
Turkey Point Parking Lot at 7:00 a.m. for a half-day trip. From the town of
North East, go south on Rt. 272 about 11 miles. The road ends at the
parking lot.




Pat Valdata
Elkton, MD

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Subject: Mourning, pother warblers @Wheaton Regional Park today
From: "Gail B. Mackiernan %3Ckatahdinss%40comcast.net%3E" <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:19:39 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all, 

It goes to show you can never predict -- I thought with Monday's cold front 
well past that today would be even slower than yesterday. The birds, however, 
did not read the script! Knew it would be good when the first warbler seen by 
the parking lot was a fall Blackpoll which eBird flagged as rare. Barry and I 
had 13 species of warbler, best being a lovely adult male Mourning Warbler in 
the willows along the lake. It was foraging on the ground and even venturing 
out into the taller weeds next to the mowed lawn; we watched it consume a large 
caterpillar. The same area held a probable Wilson's Warbler (tiny, restless, 
all yellow underneath, all dark undertail) which appeared at same time as the 
Mourning and thus received only a moment's attention! Still lots of Red-eyes, 
Balto. Orioles and Catbirds about, many Pewees but no Empids seen. Activity 
died very quickly at about 9:15. Then went over to Brookside Gardens and Nature 
Center but they were quiet except for a couple of Chestnut-sideds and a Wood 
Thrush. 


Gail Mackiernan and Barry Cooper 
Colesville, MD 

Wheaton Regional Park and Brookside Gardens, Montgomery, Maryland, US 
Aug 28, 2015 7:15 AM - 9:45 AM 
Comments: sunny, cool early, good migration morning; activity died down by 9:30 
am however 

49 species (+1 other taxa) 

Birds of interest: 

Wood Duck 7 
Black Vulture 1 
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 
Chimney Swift 5 
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 6 
Hairy Woodpecker 1 
Northern Flicker 6 
Pileated Woodpecker 1 
Eastern Wood-Pewee 10 
Great Crested Flycatcher 2 
Warbling Vireo 1 
Red-eyed Vireo 25 conservative estimate 
Blue Jay 8 
House Wren 4 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 
Wood Thrush 1 
American Robin 25 estimate 
Gray Catbird 18 fewer than last several days 
Cedar Waxwing X heard only; fly-overs 
Ovenbird 1 
Black-and-white Warbler 6 
Mourning Warbler 1 beautiful male feeding in willows along lake; foraging on 
ground as well, observed eating a large caterpillar 

Common Yellowthroat 5 
American Redstart 12 
Magnolia Warbler 9 
Blackburnian Warbler 1 adult male  AT  "wall of vines" 
Chestnut-sided Warbler 10 several in Gardens 
Blackpoll Warbler 1 winter adult; definite yellow shading of underparts (no 
"bay"); white undertail coverts, paler legs. 

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 
Canada Warbler 1 
Wilson's Warbler 1 seen at same time as Mourning so not given 100% attention 
but very small warbler, all yellow underparts, solid dark tail underneath, 
restless movement. 

Chipping Sparrow 10 lot of immature birds 
Eastern Towhee 3 
Scarlet Tanager 1 adult male in Gardens 
Indigo Bunting 1 female 
Baltimore Oriole 18 attempt at accurate count; common throughout area 
American Goldfinch 7 



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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Friday 8/28/15
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:13:40 -0400
This morning (8/28) at Rock Creek Park….

It was nice to see quite a few warbler species, despite the south wind. Fellow 
birders saw 10 warblers: Ovenbird, Black-and-white, Yellowthroat, 
Black-throated Blue, Worm-eating, Tennessee, Redstart, Blackburnian, 
Chestnut-sided, Canada. 


Additional highlights:  Red-shouldered Hawk and Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

——Ross Drive  (Bill)
Mourning Dove  
Chimney Swift     17
Red-bellied Woodpecker     3
Eastern Wood-Pewee     2
Acadian Flycatcher     2
Red-eyed Vireo  
American Crow     2
Tufted Titmouse  
White-breasted Nuthatch  
Carolina Wren     3
Wood Thrush     3
American Robin     3

——Ridge   (Martin, Bill)
Ovenbird     2
Black-and-white Warbler  
Common Yellowthroat     2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  
Mourning Dove     2
Chimney Swift     5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Downy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker  

——Maintenance Yard
Worm-eating Warbler     (David)
Black-and-white Warbler     4
Tennessee Warbler      (David)
Common Yellowthroat     4
American Redstart  
Blackburnian Warbler     4
Chestnut-sided Warbler     8+
Canada Warbler     3
Red-shouldered Hawk  
Yellow-billed Cuckoo     (David)
Chimney Swift  
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     5
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Hairy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker     3
Pileated Woodpecker  
Eastern Wood-Pewee  
Great Crested Flycatcher  
Warbling Vireo  
Red-eyed Vireo     10++
American Crow     5
Carolina Chickadee     2
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
House Wren  
Carolina Wren  
American Robin     6
Scarlet Tanager     3
Northern Cardinal     4
Common Grackle     2
Baltimore Oriole     3
American Goldfinch     2

Contributors: Bill Butler, David Gersten, Martin Sneary, Jim Lemert, Tucker 
Scully, Lee Kimbell, Josh Berman Family, Tom O’Toole, Amy Donovan, Kevin, 
Betsy Lovejoy, ++ 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC




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Subject: 2 Caspian Terns, Mouth of Monocacy (Fred. and Mont. Co)
From: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:25:10 -0400
Spent about an hour "river watching" at the Mouth of the Monocacy this
morning. Highlight was two Caspian Terns, which flew down the Potomac at
7:28, an adult and a juv.  I counted 302 Northern Rough-winged Swallows fly
north over the aqueduct, in just 15 minutes; from a communal roost? Three
Great Egrets, 6 Bald Eagles (2+ adults, 4 imms) and 1 Osprey, also.

Interestingly, one week ago at the same spot, I was almost certain I could
hear a couple of Sandhill Cranes calling from beyond the trees on the
Virginia side of the river....but not certain enough.

Yesterday evening I saw a flock of 22 Common Nighthawks head NE over my
local playground (seen them four out of last 6 evenings over my
development). I was there with my kids--but birders are never off duty,
right? This was the largest flock I've seen over my development since 46
shortly after I moved there in 2009.

cheers

Andy Wilson
Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
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Subject: Re: Mourning Warbler at Swan Creek
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 06:43:41 -0700 (PDT)
Full list from yesterday. I would appreciate any comments on the Empidonax 
flycatcher. Photos are embedded in the checklist. These are four different 
angles of the same bird. 


Tim Carney
Nottingham, MD

Swan Creek / Cox Creek, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
Aug 27, 2015 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.2 mile(s)
Comments:
72 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  25
Wood Duck  1
American Black Duck  1
Mallard  586
Blue-winged Teal  19
Northern Shoveler  60
Northern Pintail  2
Green-winged Teal  7
Lesser Scaup  1
Bufflehead  2
Ruddy Duck  4
Double-crested Cormorant  164
Great Blue Heron  5
Little Blue Heron  2
Cattle Egret  1
Turkey Vulture  3
Osprey  5
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Semipalmated Plover  7
Killdeer  77
Willet (Western)  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  72
Sanderling  1
Least Sandpiper  59
Pectoral Sandpiper  3
Semipalmated Sandpiper  55
Western Sandpiper  5
Short-billed Dowitcher  3
Laughing Gull  222
Ring-billed Gull  12
Herring Gull  6
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Caspian Tern  34
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  41
Mourning Dove  21
Chimney Swift  20
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Empidonax sp.  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  3
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  1
Tree Swallow  45
Bank Swallow  20
Barn Swallow  131
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  3
House Wren  3
Carolina Wren  7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  5
American Robin  8
Gray Catbird  5
Northern Mockingbird  8
European Starling  630
Cedar Waxwing  6
Mourning Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  3
American Redstart  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  10
Blue Grosbeak  22
Indigo Bunting  18
Red-winged Blackbird  81
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Orchard Oriole  4
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  13

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S24779852 


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

*** NOTE: Swan Creek/Cox Creek is an active industrial site and mitigation 
project in northern Anne Arundel Co. Access is at the end of Kembo Road off 
Fort Smallwood Road near 695. The site is open ONLY Monday through Friday, 7:00 
a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please be in your car and leaving at 3:30 p.m. Remember to 
always sign in at the office, to be on your best behavior (people have worked 
hard to coordinate this access), and to stick to permitted areas. This Swan 
Creek map linked here details where you are and aren't allowed to walk. 
http://www.billhubick.com/docs/swan_creek_map.jpg. *** 


On Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:42:13 AM UTC-4, Tim Carney wrote:
> I found a Mourning Warbler along the road to the wetlands. It was chipping 
loudly this morning around 7:45. It was not relocated but everything went quiet 
when the winds picked up. It's probably still there. 

> 
> The Willet continues in the cells but I could not find the Eared Grebe or Am. 
Golden-Plover. 

> 
> Tim Carney
> Nottingham, MD
> 
> Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Re: Cattle Egret in AA County
From: alanmyoung AT gmail.com
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 04:33:29 -0700 (PDT)
On Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:50:56 AM UTC-4, huey1226 wrote:
> I was going to stop by Kinder Farm in Anne Arundel today and was wondering 
where the Cattle Egret hang out? Anywhere else around? Thanks  

> 
> Awesome Birding in 2015!
> 
> Hugh David Fleischmann
> Owings Mills, MD 21117
> 410-598-9292

Hugh

When you enter the Kinder Farm Park make the first left onto Gali Sanchez 
before going through to the Visitor Center. Follow the road past the pond up to 
the fenced area on the right near the Silos where the cattle hang out. There 
were 5 Cattle Egret there on my last visit to Kinder on the 25th at around 8 
am. It has been typical for Cattle Egret to be seen there in the summer for a 
number of years. 


Good Birding to you and all the best,
Alan Young
Millersville

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Subject: Chandler Robbins article
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2015 03:52:47 -0700 (PDT)
I found this article about Chandler Robbins this morning and thought I would 
share it. 

Jim Wilson
Queenstown

FEDERAL WORKFORCE:
Career once derided as 'for the birds' soars into 8th decade
Dylan Brown, E&E reporter
Greenwire: Thursday, August 27, 2015   
     http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060024010

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Subject: SWAP Moorhen still
From: s byrd <mybyrdz5 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:45:13 -0700 (PDT)
Stopped by Southwest area park in Balto Highlands area of South Baltimore last 
evening . Shortly saw swimming what i believed was the Common Moorhen (or 
Gallinule) when it took off into the marsh grass . It was at the open marsh 
area on the road to the boat ramp . On the right side this time . Close to the 
road and disappeared into the grasses on the right when one looks at the marsh 
. 

Went back this evening to verify and found it in the same area . The marsh area 
on the right side of the road . It again eventually headed to the marsh grasses 
on the right . 

Also here tonight Blue Grosbeak m/f , Goldfinch , Barn Swallows , Mallard , 
White egret , Catbird, Cedar Waxwing , Song Sparrow , Some flocks of Starlings 
. A few hundred (counted 10 thousand at the marsh on Annapolis road here last 
fall ) 

Void of any rabbits . Mexicans have been chasing them with harpoons . huh .  
Surprised no Osprey ! 

Saundra Byrd 
south baltimore 

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Subject: CONI over Woodbine, and an odd hummingbird
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:43:35 -0700 (PDT)
This evening I had a group of roughly 30 Common Nighthawks fly right over my 
yard, around 6:15. I've been sitting on the deck lately these evenings watching 
for them, and tonight, as with most recent night's, I was facing north (sitting 
on a swiveling metal bar-stool). These birds tonight took me by surprise, 
coming in from the south and heading north! 


And about 15 minutes later I watched a young hummingbird sitting in our little 
magnolia tree, about 25 feet away, in perfect light, but it didn't look like 
the expected Ruby-throated. It was a young bird, judging by its spotty gorget 
feathers, not yet grown in, but it had a light cinnamon wash along the flanks, 
and a whitish supercillium, as well as the expected white post-ocular spot. I 
watched it for perhaps a minute, as it changed perches once, but then lost 
sight of it as it fought at the feeders(3) with all the rest of the hummers. I 
don't know what it was, but it bears watching. 


Also today I had a migrant Yellow Warbler, and about mid-day, an adult Bald 
Eagle soared over heading southerly. 


Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Subject: Hart-Miller Island, 08/26/15
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:30:23 -0400
08/26/15 – 710am-3pm

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



WEATHER: PC, 64-78 degrees, NW 4K- WNW 3K

OBSERVERS: Kevin Graff, Bob Ringler



Canada Goose – 202

Wood Duck – 3

American Black Duck – 3

Mallard – 113

Blue-winged Teal – 16

Northern Shoveler – 26

Green-winged Teal – 4

Lesser Scaup – 2

Ruddy Duck – 16

Pied-billed Grebe – 9

Double-crested Cormorant – 42

Great Blue Heron – 15

Great Egret – 37

Snowy Egret – 2

Little Blue Heron – 1

Tricolored Heron – 3

Green Heron – 1

Glossy Ibis – 1

Turkey Vulture – 1

Osprey – 10

Bald Eagle – 1 (Immature)

Peregrine Falcon – 1

American Coot – 1

Black-bellied Plover – 9

Semipalmated Plover – 27

Killdeer – 11

Spotted Sandpiper – 4

Greater Yellowlegs – 9

Lesser Yellowlegs – 39

*MARBLED GODWIT – 1

Semipalmated Sandpiper – 88

Western Sandpiper – 2

Least Sandpiper – 201

Peep sp – 15

Pectoral Sandpiper – 5

Stilt Sandpiper – 2

*BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER – 1

Short-billed Dowitcher – 41

*WILSON'S PHALAROPE – 1 (Female)

Laughing Gull – 15

Ring-billed Gull – 223

Herring Gull – 6

*LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL – 1 (adult)

Great Black-backed Gull – 95

Caspian Tern – 550

Common Tern – 10 (tight flock flyby SE toward Kent Co)

*ROYAL TERN – 1

Mourning Dove – 3

Chimney Swift – 1

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 6

Downy Woodpecker – 1

Eastern Wood-Pewee – 2

Least Flycatcher – 1

Great Crested Flycatcher – 2

Eastern Kingbird – 2

Red-eyed Vireo – 1

American Crow – 4

Purple Martin – 8

Tree Swallow – 59

Bank Swallow – 13

Barn Swallow – 74

Carolina Chickadee – 1

Carolina Wren – 2

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 2

Gray Catbird – 2

European Starling – 157

Cedar Waxwing – 1

Black-and-white Warbler – 2

*TENNESSEE WARBLER – 1

Common Yellowthroat – 8

*CAPE MAY WARBLER – 1

Blackburnian Warbler – 1

Yellow Warbler – 3

Chestnut-sided Warbler – 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler – 1 (female)

Song Sparrow – 1

Northern Cardinal – 3

Blue Grosbeak – 3

Indigo Bunting – 2

*BOBOLINK – 10

Red-winged Blackbird – 73

Orchard Oriole – 2

House Finch – 1

American Goldfinch – 17

SPECIES: 83   INDIVIDUALS: 2339



MAMMALS: Red Fox – 2



REPTILES: Northern Black Racer – 1



AMPHIBIANS: Fowler’s Toad – 45, S Leopard Frog – 1, Green Treefrog – 1



BUTTERFLIES

Black Swallowtail – 1

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail – 2

Spicebush Swallowtail – 2

Swallowtail sp – 2

Cabbage White – 4

Clouded Sulphur – 1

Orange Sulphur – 45

Gray Hairstreak – 1

Variegated Fritillary – 1

Pearl Crescent – 35

Common Buckeye – 10

Painted Lady – 1

Monarch – 60

Wild Indigo Duskywing – 1

Least Skipper – 3

Zabulon Skipper – 1



DRAGONFLIES:

Common Green Darner – 5

Twelve-spotted Skimmer – 2

Needham’s Skimmer – 65

Eastern Pondhawk – 40

Carolina Saddlebags – 1

Black Saddlebags – 25



INSECTS:

Large Milkweed Bug – 1

Whirligig Beetle – 55 (more clearing along banks result in more beetles
visible from road)

Fifteen spotted Lady Beetle – 1

Convergent Lady Beetle – 5

Ailanthus Webworm Moth – 1
Striped Garden Caterpillar Moth – 1 (caterpillar, barely alive)


      Kevin Graff
      Jarrettsville, MD
      KeyWeststyle2001 AT gmail.com

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