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Phainopeplas,©David Sibley

22 Jan Re: Sandy Point State Park - usual suspects... [Marcy Stutzman ]
22 Jan Sandy Point State Park - usual suspects... [Karen Caruso ]
22 Jan Mont co (gaithersburg) Ross's Goose [Andy Martin ]
22 Jan Blue Mash Nature Trail -- Jan 22, 2017 [john pangborn ]
22 Jan Frederick geese [Joe Hanfman ]
21 Jan Walk with us... [Frank Boyle ]
21 Jan Common Goldeneye at Black Hill???? [Max Wilson ]
21 Jan Walk with us... [Warblerick ]
21 Jan What did I do wrong [Kurt Schwarz ]
22 Jan Re: Common Goldeneye at Black Hill???? ["'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
21 Jan Common Goldeneye at Black Hill???? ["'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
21 Jan Re: Common Goldeneye at Black Hill???? [Samuel Miller ]
22 Jan Re: Common Goldeneye at Black Hill???? ["'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
21 Jan Re: Common Goldeneye at Black Hill???? [Hugh Vandervoort ]
20 Jan Northern Shrike MoCo-No [Warblerick ]
19 Jan Snow + White-front, Whitter, Frederick [Andy Wilson ]
20 Jan Northern Shrike MoCo-No ["'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
19 Jan JBWS Ongoing Bird Survey - Eagles, Hawks and Harriers [Karen Caruso ]
18 Jan Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots [JAMES SPEICHER ]
18 Jan Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots [Sarah Romero ]
18 Jan Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots [Sarah Romero ]
18 Jan Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots [Sarah Romero ]
18 Jan Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots ["'Eric Kershner' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
18 Jan Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots [David Greenspoon ]
18 Jan Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots [Sarah Romero ]
18 Jan Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots [stan arnold ]
18 Jan Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots [Sarah Romero ]
18 Jan Sharp-shinned Hawk in the yard yesterday [Kojo Baidoo ]
18 Jan AA County Ross's ["'jovet AT aol.com' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
18 Jan Perryville Trumpeter [Kurt Schwarz ]
18 Jan Solomon's, Calvert Co - usual waterbirds, but no fancy geese..... [Karen Caruso ]
18 Jan Canon-10x42L WP; Stabilization-Waterproof-Binoculars [JAMES SPEICHER ]
18 Jan [FR] Yard Bird - Red-breasted Nuthatch :) [JAMES SPEICHER ]
18 Jan Northern Shrike - Montgomery [Joe Hanfman ]
17 Jan Ocean City Inlet, Jan 17, 2017 [Joe Hanfman ]
17 Jan Lilypons yesterday [Tim Houghton ]
17 Jan Re: Re: Nice Rusty Blackbirds at Buddy Attick (P.G. County) [Marcia Watson ]
17 Jan Re: Nice Rusty Blackbirds at Buddy Attick (P.G. County) [Wen Lin ]
17 Jan Milk [Michael ]
17 Jan Re: White Monjita [Steve Johnson ]
16 Jan Wintering Nashville Warbler - DC [Sharon F1727 ]
16 Jan Red-necked Grebe - Potomac River near National Airport/Hains Point [David Ledwith ]
16 Jan Red-necked Grebe - Potomac River near National Airport/Hains Point ["dcharlesl AT msn.com" ]
17 Jan Re: Re: White Monjita [world oceans ]
16 Jan Re: White Monjita [Warblerick ]
16 Jan Re: White Monjita [Jim Chandler ]
16 Jan Re: Annual Birding Report for 2016 ["Jim Nelson" ]
16 Jan Surf Scoter - DC waters (Tide Lock Park, Alexandria, VA) [Nicholas Lund ]
16 Jan Re: White Monjita ["'Eric Kershner' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
16 Jan Re: White Monjita [Jim Moore ]
16 Jan RE: White Monjita ["David Fleischmann" ]
16 Jan White Monjita [Jim Chandler ]
16 Jan Re: Together for Birds Petition ["Guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
16 Jan Re: Nice Rusty Blackbirds at Buddy Attick (P.G. County) [Patricia Wood ]
16 Jan Re: Nice Rusty Blackbirds at Buddy Attick (P.G. County) [Wen Lin ]
16 Jan Re: Common Mergansers, Brighton Dam, MoCo. [Kurt Schwarz ]
16 Jan Common Mergansers, Brighton Dam, MoCo. ["'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
15 Jan Nice Rusty Blackbirds at Buddy Attick (P.G. County) [Patricia Wood ]
15 Jan Red-headed Woodpecker, Baltimore County [Kevin Graff ]
15 Jan Benthivorous Herring gulls [Tommy Owens ]
15 Jan [FR] Best Bike Ride Birds - today [JAMES SPEICHER ]
15 Jan Northern Shrike Queen Anne's Co [Barbara Johnson ]
15 Jan Re: Annual Birding Report for 2016 [David Powell ]
15 Jan Trumpeter swans at Edwards Ferry [Scott Young ]
15 Jan Red-necked Grebe - D.C. []
14 Jan Re: Red-breasted Nuthatch yard bird [Joan Cwi ]
14 Jan MLK Day birding ideas? [Howard Wu ]
14 Jan Red-breasted Nuthatch yard bird [Kojo Baidoo ]
14 Jan Re: North Point/Black Marsh closed today ["'Andrew Clemens' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
14 Jan Redhead @ Greenbelt Lake ["'Bird couple' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
14 Jan Hood for Nikon lens [Suzette Stitely ]
14 Jan Re: North Point/Black Marsh closed today [Barry Marsh ]
14 Jan Montgomery Bird Club Wednesday, 1-18 [Stephanie Lovell ]
14 Jan North Point/Black Marsh closed today [Tim Carney ]
13 Jan Trumpeter Swan at Perryman Park y'dy - a dissenting view [Fred Fallon ]
13 Jan N Shrike continues ["'Jane Fallon' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]

Subject: Re: Sandy Point State Park - usual suspects...
From: Marcy Stutzman <marciastutzman AT netscape.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:23:11 -0800 (PST)
> Next week is the Polar Bear Plunge, sure to put a damper on any bird 
activity.... 


The number of species might plunge?
Chasers might dip on a bird?
Birding might be a little cold?
There may be brisk activity?

:)

Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Subject: Sandy Point State Park - usual suspects...
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:03:55 -0800 (PST)
Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
Jan 22, 2017 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
12 species

Canada Goose  55
Mallard  16
Greater Scaup  5
Ruddy Duck  32
Great Blue Heron  1
Ring-billed Gull  17
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  6
Tufted Titmouse  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  18

Next week is the Polar Bear Plunge, sure to put a damper on any bird 
activity.... 


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Subject: Mont co (gaithersburg) Ross's Goose
From: Andy Martin <apmartin2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 10:14:18 -0800 (PST)
Ross's Goose reported on ebird yesterday by Alex Wiebe in field at corner of 
Rt. 28 and Traville Gateway Dr. was in same location w/ associated Canada's 
from about noon to 12:34 pm. Flock took flight but I was able to relocate about 
a 1/4 mile away in a storm water management pond at corner of Shady Grove Rd 
and Gudelsky way. Had to work my way back to Giant Food parking lot to get 
right view to see it. 


New county bird for me. Thanks Alex!

Andy Martin
Gaithersburg

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Subject: Blue Mash Nature Trail -- Jan 22, 2017
From: john pangborn <pangborn.john19 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:44:44 -0800
202 Canada Goose - FO
13 Ring-necked Duck
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Downy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
4 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
4 crow sp.
1 Carolina Chickadee
2 Carolina Wren
3 Eastern Bluebird
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Chipping Sparrow
2 Field Sparrow
11 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
5 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 18
John pangborn
Gaithersburg md

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Subject: Frederick geese
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 07:40:31 -0500
The Snow Goose and Greater White-fronted Goose are both continuing on Whittier 
Lake in Frederick. 


Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Subject: Walk with us...
From: Frank Boyle <ravenfrank AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:50:22 -0500
...along the towpath of the C&O Canal today. Kathleen Lathrop and I will be 
counting birds 🐦 along mileposts 51-54. We will visit our friends the old 
Sycamores, maybe we will have a Barred 🦉 or two in the cavities where I have 
seen them in winters past, frigid, snowy, rainy and sunny ☀️. Winter ❄️ 
Wrens may be ambling along the forgotten canal water puddles and streams freed 
from many years of decay, like old friends gracing a beautiful day. Skunk 
Cabbage should be poking up through the humus, and winter plant identification 
will frustrate yet fascinate us as we walk quietly, two peas in a pod. 


So if you have the time, head on out you veteran Canal counters, and anyone 
else who wants a breath of fresh air and, possibly, an interlude of sweet 
solace in nature, slightly bent by man's folly. Post your findings here, or 
email them to me at ravenfrank AT earthlink.net. 


Good Birding!

Frank

Frank Boyle
Broken Wallet Farm
Rohrersville, MD


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Subject: Common Goldeneye at Black Hill????
From: Max Wilson <max.wilson AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 10:36:14 -0800 (PST)
I had 4 drake Common Goldeneye and one hen Common Goldeneye at Black Hill 
yesterday. The drake were all together in the middle of the reservoir south of 
the 121 bridge. The hen was with a group of Ring-necked Ducks close to shore 
near the blind at the Visitors Center. 


Max Wilson
Potomac, Montgomery

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Subject: Walk with us...
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:02:36 -0800 (PST)
Sounds like fun, wish I could join you guys.
Rick Sussman
Woodbine (nowhere near the canal), MD

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Subject: What did I do wrong
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:41:28 +0000
I was at Herrington at 8:00 and there was not a Purple Sandpiper to be
seen. I walked the south jetty and scanned the north. I see Frank M. had
four at 10:30. And frankly on two unsuccessful visits there I cannot figure
what they are eating. No mussels evident.


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Subject: Re: Common Goldeneye at Black Hill????
From: "'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:02:44 +0000 (UTC)
Thank you.  Thanks for you photo too. Whereis Thomaspoint?Elda Banks
 

 On Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:59 PM, Hugh Vandervoort  
wrote: 

 

 I see them up close regularly at Thomas Point, and I had one in June
of 2012 nearly close enough to touch.
Annapolis, MD
My Birding Blog
http://hughvandervoort.com/


On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 12:38 PM, 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC
Birding  wrote:
> Hello birders,
>  We were able to see and get a photograph of a Common Goldeneye near the
> bridge at Black Hill Regional Park on Monday, Jan 16. However , it was way
> out in the water.  Does anyone know if they come near the shore sometimes?
> Thank you.
> Elda Banks
> Silver Spring
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Subject: Common Goldeneye at Black Hill????
From: "'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:38:57 +0000 (UTC)
Hello birders, We were able to see and get a photograph of a Common Goldeneye 
near the bridge at Black Hill Regional Park on Monday, Jan 16. However , it was 
way out in the water.  Does anyone know if they come near the shore 
sometimes?  Thank you.Elda BanksSilver Spring 


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Subject: Re: Common Goldeneye at Black Hill????
From: Samuel Miller <srmiller2022 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:30:25 -0500
Thomas Point is in Anne Arundel county just south of the Bay Bridge and
near Annapolis-
https://goo.gl/maps/rp4NG5K9gg12

- Sam Miller
Gambrills MD

On Jan 21, 2017 7:02 PM, "'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding" <
mdbirding AT googlegroups.com> wrote:

Thank you.  Thanks for you photo too. Whereis Thomaspoint?
Elda Banks


On Saturday, January 21, 2017 3:59 PM, Hugh Vandervoort 
wrote:


I see them up close regularly at Thomas Point, and I had one in June
of 2012 nearly close enough to touch.
Annapolis, MD
My Birding Blog
http://hughvandervoort.com/


On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 12:38 PM, 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC
Birding  wrote:
> Hello birders,
>  We were able to see and get a photograph of a Common Goldeneye near the
> bridge at Black Hill Regional Park on Monday, Jan 16. However , it was way
> out in the water.  Does anyone know if they come near the shore sometimes?
> Thank you.
> Elda Banks
> Silver Spring
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Subject: Re: Common Goldeneye at Black Hill????
From: "'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:01:43 +0000 (UTC)
Thank you.Elda Banks
 

 On Saturday, January 21, 2017 1:36 PM, Max Wilson  
wrote: 

 

 I had 4 drake Common Goldeneye and one hen Common Goldeneye at Black Hill 
yesterday.  The drake were all together in the middle of the reservoir south 
of the 121 bridge.  The hen was with a group of Ring-necked Ducks close to 
shore near the blind at the Visitors Center. 


Max Wilson
Potomac, Montgomery

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Subject: Re: Common Goldeneye at Black Hill????
From: Hugh Vandervoort <hughva AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:59:41 -0500
I see them up close regularly at Thomas Point, and I had one in June
of 2012 nearly close enough to touch.
Annapolis, MD
My Birding Blog
http://hughvandervoort.com/


On Sat, Jan 21, 2017 at 12:38 PM, 'Elda Banks' via Maryland & DC
Birding  wrote:
> Hello birders,
>  We were able to see and get a photograph of a Common Goldeneye near the
> bridge at Black Hill Regional Park on Monday, Jan 16. However , it was way
> out in the water.  Does anyone know if they come near the shore sometimes?
> Thank you.
> Elda Banks
> Silver Spring
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Subject: Northern Shrike MoCo-No
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:12:24 -0800 (PST)
I spent about an hour and a half there yesterday also, from 11:30-1:00, 
initially with Kurt Schwartz and company, as well as Bob Augstine, who was 
there before and after me. The shrike was a no show during that time. Several 
mockingbirds were present in the area, including one that hangs out in the 
exact spot as the shrike, so a scope is pretty essential. Also the area is a 
tree farm, not an orchard, to avoid confusion. 

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Subject: Snow + White-front, Whitter, Frederick
From: Andy Wilson <awilson.gettysburg AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:52:00 -0500
A white Snow Goose was at Whittier Lake, Frederick, for third day today,
and there was also a Greater White-fronted Goose at dusk.
cheers

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Frederick, MD/Gettysburg College, PA
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Subject: Northern Shrike MoCo-No
From: "'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:55:52 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,  Today I tried for the elusive Northern Shrike at Triadelphia Lake 
Road by the orchards. Jeff Culler and others were there. No sighting.I stayed 
as long as  I could, but had to run errands. You gotta fit in bird chasing to 
your errands.The Mockingbirds were present, and might have driven it off. 

D.Ford/Bethesda.

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Subject: JBWS Ongoing Bird Survey - Eagles, Hawks and Harriers
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:50:34 -0800 (PST)
ug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel, Maryland, US
Jan 19, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Mild weather: temps in the mid 40's, no wind
20 species

Canada Goose  905
American Black Duck  42
Mallard  26
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  2
Northern Harrier  3
Bald Eagle  5
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  122
Herring Gull  54
Great Black-backed Gull  6
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Carolina Wren  2
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Red-winged Blackbird  13

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Subject: Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:28:21 -0500
Nix on the spotting scope for general birding...but maybe a binocular
upgrade is indicated :)

No feedback on the Canon 10 x 42L to this point...anyone?

Jim Speicher

On 1/18/17, Sarah Romero  wrote:
> I feel so validated knowing this.
>
> On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 9:14:59 PM UTC-5, Eric Kershner wrote:
>> Agree.   They appear to be red-winged blackbirds. A few males and mostly
>> females. Female red-winged blackbird are the most missed bird on
>> ornithology tests.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
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>> On Jan 18, 2017, at 9:08 PM, David Greenspoon  wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Those look like female red-winged blackbirds.
>>
>>
>> On Jan 18, 2017 9:02 PM, "Sarah Romero"  wrote:
>> Maybe some of them, but the streaky ones with yellow? Can't be.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:43:25 PM UTC-5, Stan Arnold wrote:
>>
>> > I think they are Red-winged Blackbirds, Sarah.
>>
>> >
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>> > Stan Arnold
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>> > Ferndale
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>> > On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 8:13 PM, Sarah Romero 
>> > wrote:
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>> > Around 3:45 this afternoon, 42 of these in a couple of trees at the back
>> > of the garden plots, by the power lines. Very streaky yellowish breast,
>> > wings drooped, Very yellow bar at the eye, might have been some orange
>> > in some of them. Are we looking at possible Cape May Warblers? And the
>> > dark one by itself...fanned tail, black and orange...a possible American
>> > Redstart? This early??
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Subject: Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots
From: Sarah Romero <sarah.m.romero52 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:50:00 -0800 (PST)
I feel so validated knowing this.

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 9:14:59 PM UTC-5, Eric Kershner wrote:
> Agree.   They appear to be red-winged blackbirds. A few males and mostly 
females. Female red-winged blackbird are the most missed bird on ornithology 
tests.  

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> On Jan 18, 2017, at 9:08 PM, David Greenspoon  wrote:
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> Those look like female red-winged blackbirds. 
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> On Jan 18, 2017 9:02 PM, "Sarah Romero"  wrote:
> Maybe some of them, but the streaky ones with yellow? Can't be.
> 
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Subject: Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots
From: Sarah Romero <sarah.m.romero52 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:18:06 -0800 (PST)
ps: they did look quite yellow in the afternoon sun, though. Just sayin'.

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 9:16:27 PM UTC-5, Sarah Romero wrote:
> THIS is why I love MDBirding. Thanks for helping me learn. I need a spotting 
scope. I swear. 

> 
> On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 9:08:21 PM UTC-5, David Greenspoon wrote:
> > Those look like female red-winged blackbirds. 
> > 
> > 
> > On Jan 18, 2017 9:02 PM, "Sarah Romero"  wrote:
> > Maybe some of them, but the streaky ones with yellow? Can't be.
> > 
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> > On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:43:25 PM UTC-5, Stan Arnold wrote:
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of the garden plots, by the power lines. Very streaky yellowish breast, wings 
drooped, Very yellow bar at the eye, might have been some orange in some of 
them. Are we looking at possible Cape May Warblers? And the dark one by 
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Subject: Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots
From: Sarah Romero <sarah.m.romero52 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:16:27 -0800 (PST)
THIS is why I love MDBirding. Thanks for helping me learn. I need a spotting 
scope. I swear. 


On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 9:08:21 PM UTC-5, David Greenspoon wrote:
> Those look like female red-winged blackbirds. 
> 
> 
> On Jan 18, 2017 9:02 PM, "Sarah Romero"  wrote:
> Maybe some of them, but the streaky ones with yellow? Can't be.
> 
> 
> 
> On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:43:25 PM UTC-5, Stan Arnold wrote:
> 
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> > On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 8:13 PM, Sarah Romero  
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> > Around 3:45 this afternoon, 42 of these in a couple of trees at the back of 
the garden plots, by the power lines. Very streaky yellowish breast, wings 
drooped, Very yellow bar at the eye, might have been some orange in some of 
them. Are we looking at possible Cape May Warblers? And the dark one by 
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Subject: Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots
From: "'Eric Kershner' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:14:52 -0500
Agree. They appear to be red-winged blackbirds. A few males and mostly females. 
Female red-winged blackbird are the most missed bird on ornithology tests. 




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> On Jan 18, 2017, at 9:08 PM, David Greenspoon  wrote:
> 
> Those look like female red-winged blackbirds. 
> 
>> On Jan 18, 2017 9:02 PM, "Sarah Romero"  wrote:
>> Maybe some of them, but the streaky ones with yellow? Can't be.
>> 
>> On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:43:25 PM UTC-5, Stan Arnold wrote:
>> > I think they are Red-winged Blackbirds, Sarah.
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>> > Around 3:45 this afternoon, 42 of these in a couple of trees at the back 
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drooped, Very yellow bar at the eye, might have been some orange in some of 
them. Are we looking at possible Cape May Warblers? And the dark one by 
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Subject: Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots
From: David Greenspoon <greenspoon AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:08:18 -0500
Those look like female red-winged blackbirds.

On Jan 18, 2017 9:02 PM, "Sarah Romero"  wrote:

> Maybe some of them, but the streaky ones with yellow? Can't be.
>
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> wings drooped, Very yellow bar at the eye, might have been some orange in
> some of them. Are we looking at possible Cape May Warblers? And the dark
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Subject: Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots
From: Sarah Romero <sarah.m.romero52 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:02:02 -0800 (PST)
Maybe some of them, but the streaky ones with yellow? Can't be.

On Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 8:43:25 PM UTC-5, Stan Arnold wrote:
> I think they are Red-winged Blackbirds, Sarah.
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> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 8:13 PM, Sarah Romero  wrote:
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drooped, Very yellow bar at the eye, might have been some orange in some of 
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Subject: Re: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots
From: stan arnold <thrushhost AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 20:43:23 -0500
I think they are Red-winged Blackbirds, Sarah.

Stan Arnold
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Subject: Warblers passing through Oakland Mills Garden Plots
From: Sarah Romero <sarah.m.romero52 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:13:53 -0800 (PST)
Around 3:45 this afternoon, 42 of these in a couple of trees at the back of the 
garden plots, by the power lines. Very streaky yellowish breast, wings drooped, 
Very yellow bar at the eye, might have been some orange in some of them. Are we 
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Subject: Sharp-shinned Hawk in the yard yesterday
From: Kojo Baidoo <baidookojo6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:23:46 -0800 (PST)
No school yesterday, so I was taking an "afternoon siesta" of sorts when 
something compelled me to look out of the window. I'm glad I did, because I 
immediately spotted an adult male Sharp-shinned Hawk perched in the tree 
nearest my bird feeders. He seemed empty-handed when he flew off, though, but 
seemed to note that the feeders were indeed full, so he may be back. It would 
be lovely for me to see him again... for the smaller birds, not so much. 


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Baltimore, MD

Here's a photo: 
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Subject: AA County Ross's
From: "'jovet AT aol.com' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding@googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:09:18 -0500
Two Ross's geese are in a flock of about 200 CAGO on Route 255 in the fields 
across from Chews Memorial United Methodist Church right now.  Last seen at 
this same site at about the same time of day 2 days ago. 

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Subject: Perryville Trumpeter
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:06:35 +0000
Is back. Well up Furnace Creek. Can be seen from entrance road near an
orange buoy.


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Subject: Solomon's, Calvert Co - usual waterbirds, but no fancy geese.....
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:39:00 -0800 (PST)
Solomons, Calvert, Maryland, US
Jan 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
7.0 mile(s)
17 species

Canada Goose  28
Mallard  2
Bufflehead  12
Ruddy Duck  1
Pied-billed Grebe  2
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Launch area below the bridge: flew into a tree and 
perched 10 feet away. 

American Coot  1
Ring-billed Gull  6
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  13
American Robin  3
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  11
White-throated Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  5
Common Grackle  2

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Subject: Canon-10x42L WP; Stabilization-Waterproof-Binoculars
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:00:25 -0500
Seeking personal feedback specifically on these...

An astronomical publication I recently received spoke highly of them
in regards to both day use and astronomical [night] use.

Reply off list seems indicated, but I can summarize any replies I
receive in a follow up post.

Thanks

Jim Speicher

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Subject: [FR] Yard Bird - Red-breasted Nuthatch :)
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:44:55 -0500
First in many years.  I saw them mentioned by a few posters last week,
so had been on the lookout...

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

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Subject: Northern Shrike - Montgomery
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:55:45 -0500
The Northern Shrike on Triadelphia Lake Rd is showing well. Straight out from 
the gravel parking area. 


Joe Hanfman
Columbia, MD

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Subject: Ocean City Inlet, Jan 17, 2017
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:16:13 -0500
The highlights at the Ocean City Inlet this morning were 13 Common Eiders,
28 Red-throated Loons, a few Northern Gannets and a Great Cormorant.
We watched a Peregrine Falcon fly from the top of the roller coaster and
catch a Horned Grebe in the inlet. The full list is below.


Ocean City Inlet, Worcester, Maryland, US
Jan 17, 2017 8:59 AM - 9:58 AM
Protocol: Stationary
21 species

Brant (Atlantic)  4
Common Eider  13
Surf Scoter  20
Black Scoter  30
Long-tailed Duck  20
Bufflehead  28
Red-breasted Merganser  24
Red-throated Loon  28
Common Loon  14
Horned Grebe  1
Northern Gannet  3
Great Cormorant  1
Ruddy Turnstone  1
Purple Sandpiper  3
Ring-billed Gull  100
Herring Gull (American)  50
Great Black-backed Gull  10
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  50
Peregrine Falcon  1     Caught a Horned Grebe in the inlet.
European Starling  30
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S33742325

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



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Subject: Lilypons yesterday
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:50:47 -0500 (EST)
Yesterday was enjoyable at Lilypons--Brad Phoebus and I had a nice collection 
of birds, including Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker (1), Kestrel (1), Creeper (1), 
Winter Wren (3-4), Golden-Crowned Kinglet (3), Ruby-Crowned (1), Tree Sparrow 
(2-3), Fox Sparrow (1), and Rusty Blackbird (2). 



Tim Houghton

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Subject: Re: Re: Nice Rusty Blackbirds at Buddy Attick (P.G. County)
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:39:06 -0500
FYI Buddy Attick Lake is also known as Greenbelt Lake and may be so marked on 
maps. 


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> On Jan 17, 2017, at 8:36 AM, Wen Lin  wrote:
> 
>> On Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9:31:57 PM UTC-5, Patricia Wood wrote:
>> I took a walk around Buddy Attick Lake this afternoon; very nice birdy 
place. The best birds were the 8 rusty blackbirds I saw on the near shore 
turning over leaves in the water's edge. They let you get quite close. 

>> 
>> Patricia Wood
>> Silver Spring
> 
> Thanks Pat for the information. Will find a time to go there this weekend.
> 
> Wen
> Silver Spring
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Subject: Re: Nice Rusty Blackbirds at Buddy Attick (P.G. County)
From: Wen Lin <wensyilin AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:36:56 -0800 (PST)
On Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9:31:57 PM UTC-5, Patricia Wood wrote:
> I took a walk around Buddy Attick Lake this afternoon; very nice birdy place. 
The best birds were the 8 rusty blackbirds I saw on the near shore turning over 
leaves in the water's edge. They let you get quite close. 

> 
> Patricia Wood
> Silver Spring

Thanks Pat for the information. Will find a time to go there this weekend.

Wen
Silver Spring

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Subject: Milk
From: Michael <michaelbradley023 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:10:50 -0500

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Subject: Re: White Monjita
From: Steve Johnson <stevejohnson2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:29:46 -0800 (PST)
On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:46:22 AM UTC-5, Jim Chandler wrote:
> I know it sounds crazy, but is it possible that a White Monjita would come 
this far north, for one thing, and at this time of year? 

> 
> South of BWI, saw a snow-white bird land in a neighbor's yard (100 yards 
away), near the road and close to a row of evergreens. Immediately caught my 
eye due to the rarity of completely white birds. It was not albino, nor a gull 
or other shore bird. 

> 
> It stayed fairly still, not moving much, hopping and turning a couple of 
times, for a good 60-90 seconds, then left with a low flight path. 

> 
> I couldn't get a REAL close look with my small binoculars, but it clearly had 
no facial markings, medium-sized beak, and a very distinctive black band 
running the length of the wing, such that there was plenty of white above and 
below the stripe - just like in this picture: 
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-white-monjita.html 

> 
> I can't find anything else that looks like it.

Hi Jim, recently a "Snow Bunting" was reported in D.C. From the descriptions I 
was suspecting that bird was a leucistic Junco. It had a light-colored bill and 
was hanging out with normal black Dark-Eyed Juncos. You mentioned your bird was 
close to a row of evergreens, a classic location for foraging Juncos. Just a 
suggestion to consider. Did it have a light bill? Steve Johnson, Fairfax, 
Virginia 


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Subject: Wintering Nashville Warbler - DC
From: Sharon F1727 <sharonf1727 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:44:01 -0800 (PST)
There is a wintering Nashville Warbler hanging out on Heritage Island and in 
the vegetation between RFK Stadium and the Anacostia River in Washington, DC. 
There is also at least one Orange-crowned Warbler there. Access Heritage Island 
from the RFK Stadium parking lot. 

Sharon Forsyth
W/DC

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Subject: Red-necked Grebe - Potomac River near National Airport/Hains Point
From: David Ledwith <dcledwith AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:36:53 -0800 (PST)
I am posting to the VA and the MD/DC listserv since this is of interest to 
both. 


After reading reports of Red-necked Grebe near Hains point in DC, I decided to 
go late this morning to look for them from Gravelly Point Park in Virginia next 
to National Airport. From this vantage point, I was able to see 4 Red-necked 
Grebe close to the wall at Hains Point (spotting scope needed). In order to get 
a better view, I drove to Hains Point in DC and found that is was closed. I 
asked a Park Police officer if I could walk into Hains Point and he told me 
that Hains Point is closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic due to the 
upcoming inauguration. The officer said that the park wouldn't open again until 
sometime next Saturday at the earliest. 


David Ledwith
Falls Church, VA

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Subject: Red-necked Grebe - Potomac River near National Airport/Hains Point
From: "dcharlesl AT msn.com" <dcharlesl@msn.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:50:07 +0000
I am posting to the VA and the MD/DC listserv since this is of interest to 
both. 



After reading reports of Red-necked Grebe near Hains point in DC, I decided to 
go late this morning to look for them from Gravelly Point Park in Virginia next 
to National Airport. From this vantage point, I was able to see 4 Red-necked 
Grebe close to the wall at Hains Point (spotting scope needed). In order to get 
a better view, I drove to Hains Point in DC and found that is was closed. I 
asked a Park Police officer if I could walk into Hains Point and he told me 
that Hains Point is closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic due to the 
upcoming inauguration. The officer said that the park wouldn't open again until 
sometime next Saturday at the earliest. 


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Subject: Re: Re: White Monjita
From: world oceans <world.oceans7 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:38:55 +0100
Hi, It is hard to imagine that a white monjita would get this far north on
its own; it appears that ebird.org shows no reports *ever* north of the
Amazon. I don't know if monjitas are ever sold as caged birds; it would not
be the first time a caged tropical bird showed up near an airport. It might
be fun to check with zoos and aviaries in the region to see if any of them
have had a white monjita in their collection.

It seems more likely to me that it was either a snow bunting, or
conceivably a leucistic something-or-other. I used to watch lots of snow
buntings in northern Maine, upstate New York, and Canada; they do sometimes
look completely white, especially at a distance, and sometimes with just a
trace of visible black in the wing if you are observing the bird from the
front or from a side angle. The best way to determine that possibility
would be to get a close look at the bill (which would appear thicker and
less pointed than a monjita's), and also the tail which might show more of
a notch in the monjita than in the bunting.

Fun to think about!

James Gibson
ex-SilverSpring

On Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 11:31 PM, Warblerick 
wrote:

> On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:46:22 AM UTC-5, Jim Chandler wrote:
> > I know it sounds crazy, but is it possible that a White Monjita would
> come this far north, for one thing, and at this time of year?
> >
> > South of BWI, saw a snow-white bird land in a neighbor's yard (100 yards
> away), near the road and close to a row of evergreens.  Immediately caught
> my eye due to the rarity of completely white birds.  It was not albino, nor
> a gull or other shore bird.
> >
> > It stayed fairly still, not moving much, hopping and turning a couple of
> times, for a good 60-90 seconds, then left with a low flight path.
> >
> > I couldn't get a REAL close look with my small binoculars, but it
> clearly had no facial markings, medium-sized beak, and a very distinctive
> black band running the length of the wing, such that there was plenty of
> white above and below the stripe - just like in this picture:
> http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-white-monjita.html
> >
> > I can't find anything else that looks like it.
>
> http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=albino+robins&view=detailv2&&id=
> 2014FAB980480E60D6DFE655E16BA1E386872A1D&selectedIndex=46&
> ccid=HuGthS3G&simid=608047081267855461&thid=OIP.
> M1ee1ad852dc6d783146a7773ea762371o0&ajaxhist=0
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Subject: Re: White Monjita
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:31:02 -0800 (PST)
On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:46:22 AM UTC-5, Jim Chandler wrote:
> I know it sounds crazy, but is it possible that a White Monjita would come 
this far north, for one thing, and at this time of year? 

> 
> South of BWI, saw a snow-white bird land in a neighbor's yard (100 yards 
away), near the road and close to a row of evergreens. Immediately caught my 
eye due to the rarity of completely white birds. It was not albino, nor a gull 
or other shore bird. 

> 
> It stayed fairly still, not moving much, hopping and turning a couple of 
times, for a good 60-90 seconds, then left with a low flight path. 

> 
> I couldn't get a REAL close look with my small binoculars, but it clearly had 
no facial markings, medium-sized beak, and a very distinctive black band 
running the length of the wing, such that there was plenty of white above and 
below the stripe - just like in this picture: 
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-white-monjita.html 

> 
> I can't find anything else that looks like it.


http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=albino+robins&view=detailv2&&id=2014FAB980480E60D6DFE655E16BA1E386872A1D&selectedIndex=46&ccid=HuGthS3G&simid=608047081267855461&thid=OIP.M1ee1ad852dc6d783146a7773ea762371o0&ajaxhist=0 


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Subject: Re: White Monjita
From: Jim Chandler <winston.tastesgood AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:03:42 -0800 (PST)
On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 12:20:18 PM UTC-5, Jim Moore wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Much more likely would be a leucistic individual of one of our common 
> species.  These would look similar to an albino, but typically have some 
> dark feathers or other pigmentation.  (Don't want to get into the 
> technical details of what differentiates albinism from leucism though – 
> look it up on the Internet if you want more info).
> 
> Good birding!
> Jim Moore
> Rockville
> 

Yeah that makes more sense, thanks. It was a little larger than a monjita 
anyway - more the size of a robin. Still strange that it would have such 
perfectly black and symmetric markings - Leucism seems either all-white or with 
random pigmentation. But apparently there are exceptions... 
http://www.pbase.com/image/141239292 


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Subject: Re: Annual Birding Report for 2016
From: "Jim Nelson" <kingfishers2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:53:03 -0500
Everyone,

This is a good idea, but it would need to managed by an organization like MOS. 


I actively bird in Colorado as well as here in Maryland. The Colorado Field 
Ornithologists (equivalent to MOS here in Maryland) used to produce a quarterly 
report as a PDF to which Colorado birders could contribute their life list 
totals (basically “ticks” in birder parlance) for the state, each county, 
geographic subareas of the state, state current year, and yards, and 
photographed. Like the Maryland Annual Report that Russ Ruffing has produced 
the last few years, it took a lot of work by one person. A couple of years ago 
the CFO moved to a web-based listing feature similar to what Dave suggests 
below. Members get a user id and password to log in and update their list 
totals at any time, and all the totals can be viewed on the CFO website 
(here’s the link so you can check it out -- http://cobirds.org/Listing/ ). 
Some of the list totals are automatically generated from the county lists. So 
this also has some similarity to the ABA website’s Listing Central feature. 


I don’t know what kind of financial commitment is required to host this type 
of function on a website. I’m sure the CFO folks would be willing to share 
information about how they set this up on their website and the associated 
costs. 


I noted that MOS has sent out an announcement about a one-day retreat on 
January 28, open to all, to discuss a variety of issues about MOS’s functions 
in a variety of areas. This retreat might be a place to bring up this listing 
idea. Unfortunately I will be out of town and can’t attend the retreat. 


Jim Nelson
Bethesda. MD

From: David Powell 
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2017 11:16 AM
To: Russ Ruffing 
Cc: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com 
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Annual Birding Report for 2016

Russ and the MD Birding community, 

First off, I wish to thank Russ for all of his hard work in compiling the MD 
birding report for the past five years. Apparently no has responded to take 
over the report responsibilities for this year. And no, I do not wish to do so 
myself. However, I did have an idea to share with everyone. How about the MD 
birding report be done individually on the MOS website. Set up a system similar 
to the ABA organization where the individual birder submits his/her data. Big 
day, monthly, photo and yard totals can also be listed. I always thought the 
MOS website should be a collection of data on MD birding if there is room 
available. 


I hope some others with more tech savvy than me can share whether this can be 
done easily or not. I also ask the MOS leadership to chime in whether there is 
room or interest in having the list on the website. 


Regards,
Dave Powell
seneca.ranger AT gmail.com 
Germantown, MD

On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 10:12 AM, Russ Ruffing  wrote:

  Hi All,

 It's been a month and a half since I announced I would not be doing the Annual 
Report any longer. Since then, nobody has volunteered to take on this project. 
Please remember that this project can be anything one wants to make of it. I 
chose to make it a very comprehensive document but at its core it only has to 
be a lister's report, as it was originally conceived years ago. 


 The late Harvey Mudd began this project in the1980s to compile and publish the 
results of the annual MOS listing"competition." The product was a short and 
simple listing,without comment, and it was published in the MOS newsletter, 
TheMaryland Yellowthroat. When Harvey stepped down and turned theproject over 
to Phil Davis, he created the database and added some editorial material to the 
report. When Norm Saunders took over from Phil, he added additional data 
categoriesand more editorial content. When I took it over, I expanded it into 
the Annual Birding Report and added more listing categories, Bird of the Year, 
and State and County writeups. 


 If someone is willing to take it over, remember that the original basicintent 
of this project is simply to compile and publish theannual state and county 
lists. Perhaps that's not as daunting of a task to potential compilers! 


  Russ Ruffing


  On 11/10/16, Russ Ruffing wrote:

  Hi All,

 After giving this much thought over the summer and fall months, I've decided 
to step away from compiling and producing the MOS Annual Birding Report. The 
past five years have been fun and I trust that the changes that I instituted to 
the report have been enjoyed by all, but I think it's time to hand the reigns 
over to someone else who has the time and the interest to continue the report. 


 I will turn over the full database to the next compiler. Not sure if there is 
a protocol for picking the next compiler, but when I took it over I simply 
volunteered to do it and Norm sent me the database and away I went. If the MOS 
Board wants to be involved in that process, please let me know. Otherwise, if 
you have an interest in taking over this role, please reply and we'll go from 
there! 


  Sincerely,

  Russ Ruffing
  Woodstock, MD

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Subject: Surf Scoter - DC waters (Tide Lock Park, Alexandria, VA)
From: Nicholas Lund <nicholas.lund AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:12:48 -0500
This morning I found a Surf Scoter loafing with a large raft of Coots,
Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Ducks and a few others in DC waters off of Tide Lock
Park in Alexandria, VA. The bird is still being seen very close to shore
from the wooden footbridge up the path from the park near the power plant.
According to Hugh McGuinness it is the first Jan. record in eBird for SUSC.

Nick

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Subject: Re: White Monjita
From: "'Eric Kershner' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:26:20 -0500
Have to agree with Jim. It is not that uncommon to see leucistic starlings, 
house sparrows, cardinals, etc. 


A quick glance at eBird shows no records for White Monjita north of Bolivia or 
NE of Brazil. 


Eric Kershner
South Riding, Va



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> On Jan 16, 2017, at 12:20, Jim Moore  wrote:
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Much more likely would be a leucistic individual of one of our common 
species. These would look similar to an albino, but typically have some dark 
feathers or other pigmentation. (Don't want to get into the technical details 
of what differentiates albinism from leucism though – look it up on the 
Internet if you want more info). 

> 
> Good birding!
> Jim Moore
> Rockville
> 
>> On 1/16/2017 10:17 AM, Jim Chandler wrote:
>> I know it sounds crazy, but is it possible that a White Monjita would come 
this far north, for one thing, and at this time of year? 

>> 
>> South of BWI, saw a snow-white bird land in a neighbor's yard (100 yards 
away), near the road and close to a row of evergreens. Immediately caught my 
eye due to the rarity of completely white birds. It was not albino, nor a gull 
or other shore bird. 

>> 
>> It stayed fairly still, not moving much, hopping and turning a couple of 
times, for a good 60-90 seconds, then left with a low flight path. 

>> 
>> I couldn't get a REAL close look with my small binoculars, but it clearly 
had no facial markings, medium-sized beak, and a very distinctive black band 
running the length of the wing, such that there was plenty of white above and 
below the stripe - just like in this picture: 
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-white-monjita.html 

>> 
>> I can't find anything else that looks like it.
>> 
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Subject: Re: White Monjita
From: Jim Moore <epiphenomenon9 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:20:17 -0500
Hi,

Much more likely would be a leucistic individual of one of our common 
species.  These would look similar to an albino, but typically have some 
dark feathers or other pigmentation.  (Don't want to get into the 
technical details of what differentiates albinism from leucism though – 
look it up on the Internet if you want more info).

Good birding!
Jim Moore
Rockville

On 1/16/2017 10:17 AM, Jim Chandler wrote:
> I know it sounds crazy, but is it possible that a White Monjita would come 
this far north, for one thing, and at this time of year? 

>
> South of BWI, saw a snow-white bird land in a neighbor's yard (100 yards 
away), near the road and close to a row of evergreens. Immediately caught my 
eye due to the rarity of completely white birds. It was not albino, nor a gull 
or other shore bird. 

>
> It stayed fairly still, not moving much, hopping and turning a couple of 
times, for a good 60-90 seconds, then left with a low flight path. 

>
> I couldn't get a REAL close look with my small binoculars, but it clearly had 
no facial markings, medium-sized beak, and a very distinctive black band 
running the length of the wing, such that there was plenty of white above and 
below the stripe - just like in this picture: 
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-white-monjita.html 

>
> I can't find anything else that looks like it.
>

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Subject: RE: White Monjita
From: "David Fleischmann" <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:07:14 -0500
What a gorgeous bird! Has there ever been a sighting of this species in the 
USA? 


Awesome Birding in 2017!!

Hugh David Fleischmann
Owings Mills, MD 21117
C-410-598-9292
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Sent: Monday, January 16, 2017 10:17 AM
To: Maryland & DC Birding
Subject: [MDBirding] White Monjita

I know it sounds crazy, but is it possible that a White Monjita would come this 
far north, for one thing, and at this time of year? 


South of BWI, saw a snow-white bird land in a neighbor's yard (100 yards away), 
near the road and close to a row of evergreens. Immediately caught my eye due 
to the rarity of completely white birds. It was not albino, nor a gull or other 
shore bird. 


It stayed fairly still, not moving much, hopping and turning a couple of times, 
for a good 60-90 seconds, then left with a low flight path. 


I couldn't get a REAL close look with my small binoculars, but it clearly had 
no facial markings, medium-sized beak, and a very distinctive black band 
running the length of the wing, such that there was plenty of white above and 
below the stripe - just like in this picture: 
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-white-monjita.html 


I can't find anything else that looks like it.  

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Subject: White Monjita
From: Jim Chandler <winston.tastesgood AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:17:28 -0800 (PST)
I know it sounds crazy, but is it possible that a White Monjita would come this 
far north, for one thing, and at this time of year? 


South of BWI, saw a snow-white bird land in a neighbor's yard (100 yards away), 
near the road and close to a row of evergreens. Immediately caught my eye due 
to the rarity of completely white birds. It was not albino, nor a gull or other 
shore bird. 


It stayed fairly still, not moving much, hopping and turning a couple of times, 
for a good 60-90 seconds, then left with a low flight path. 


I couldn't get a REAL close look with my small binoculars, but it clearly had 
no facial markings, medium-sized beak, and a very distinctive black band 
running the length of the wing, such that there was plenty of white above and 
below the stripe - just like in this picture: 
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/card-white-monjita.html 


I can't find anything else that looks like it.  

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Subject: Re: Together for Birds Petition
From: "Guineabird via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:41:17 -0500
Thank you Kurt, for putting out this message. 
It's more critical than ever before to stand up and be counted in this  
presently consolidated push against the environment.
 
I'm hoping that no one criticizes your request to support birds as an  
attempt to be too political.
 
Gail Frantz
Old Hanover Rd
Baltimore County 
 
 
In a message dated 1/16/2017 10:25:31 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
krschwa1 AT verizon.net writes:

 
The American Bird Conservancy has put together a letter to the in-coming  
Administration and Congress, to get bird conservation on their radar.  I  
think that we can all agree that our birds require protection, and this is one 

way that we can all help advocate for the birds we love.  Please consider  
signing, it is open to individual and organization.  MOS has signed  on


Kurt Schwarz
Conservation Chair
Maryland Ornithological Society
krschwa1 AT verizon.net


_Together for Birds  Petition... _ 

(https://secure2.convio.net/abcb/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=290) 



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Subject: Re: Nice Rusty Blackbirds at Buddy Attick (P.G. County)
From: Patricia Wood <pwood AT capaccess.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 07:24:28 -0800 (PST)
On Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9:30:05 AM UTC-5, Wen Lin wrote:
> On Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9:31:57 PM UTC-5, Patricia Wood wrote:
> > I took a walk around Buddy Attick Lake this afternoon; very nice birdy 
place. The best birds were the 8 rusty blackbirds I saw on the near shore 
turning over leaves in the water's edge. They let you get quite close. 

> > 
> > Patricia Wood
> > Silver Spring
> 
> Pat,
> 
> which area the rusty black birds were spotted? Could you provide more 
specifically please? 

> 
> Wen Lin
> Silver Spring

When you get there, park, and go down the gravel path straight to the lake; 
there are trees and bushes right on the edge of the lake, some with branches 
trailing over into the water. That's the place. This is off 201 then Crescent - 
if there is another parking lot, I don't know about it, tho I think you can 
access the lake trail from streets around it too. 


I learned about the rusties from the MD Birding Facebook page--some very nice 
videos of them have been posted there in the last couple of months. 


Patricia Wood (please not Pat--lots of Patricias go by that, but not me)

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Subject: Re: Nice Rusty Blackbirds at Buddy Attick (P.G. County)
From: Wen Lin <wensyilin AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:30:04 -0800 (PST)
On Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 9:31:57 PM UTC-5, Patricia Wood wrote:
> I took a walk around Buddy Attick Lake this afternoon; very nice birdy place. 
The best birds were the 8 rusty blackbirds I saw on the near shore turning over 
leaves in the water's edge. They let you get quite close. 

> 
> Patricia Wood
> Silver Spring

Pat,

which area the rusty black birds were spotted? Could you provide more 
specifically please? 


Wen Lin
Silver Spring

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Subject: Re: Common Mergansers, Brighton Dam, MoCo.
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:02:33 +0000
No such luck.  ALL access will be closed.

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City
kurtschwarz4 at gmail

On Sun, Jan 15, 2017 at 9:51 PM 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding <
mdbirding AT googlegroups.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
>      Brighton Dam aka [Triadelphia Res.] was chock full of mergansers
> today. Hens seem to outnumber drakes. Saw 1 Red-breasted in a small group
> before they flew off. Ring-billed Gulls around too. If light is good, and
> one stays very still the mergansers tend to swim towards the dam affording
> photo ops. Sometime this spring the WSSC is planning to drain the
> reservoir entirely to work on the dam for 2 years. Sounds like a possible
> shorebird mecca in the future (?)
>
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Subject: Common Mergansers, Brighton Dam, MoCo.
From: "'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:48:54 +0000 (UTC)
Hi All,     Brighton Dam aka [Triadelphia Res.] was chock full of 
mergansers today. Hens seem to outnumber drakes. Saw 1 Red-breasted in a small 
groupbefore they flew off. Ring-billed Gulls around too. If light is good, and 
one stays very still the mergansers tend to swim towards the dam affordingphoto 
ops. Sometime this spring the WSSC is planning to drain the reservoir entirely 
to work on the dam for 2 years. Sounds like a possibleshorebird mecca in the 
future (?) 

D.Ford/Bethesda, Md.

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Subject: Nice Rusty Blackbirds at Buddy Attick (P.G. County)
From: Patricia Wood <pwood AT capaccess.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:31:57 -0800 (PST)
I took a walk around Buddy Attick Lake this afternoon; very nice birdy place. 
The best birds were the 8 rusty blackbirds I saw on the near shore turning over 
leaves in the water's edge. They let you get quite close. 


Patricia Wood
Silver Spring

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Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker, Baltimore County
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:55:01 -0500
hey all,


    There is a wintering resident (adult) red-headed woodpecker in patch of
trees next to white sign "Morris' Choice Bison Ranch" on Freeland Road, S
of Ridge Rd in Freeland, MD.    Shoulders are pretty soft from recently icy
conditions.   Earlier, Common Mergansers # have increased at Loch Raven
Reservoir,  with 193 at #2 bridge (Dulaney Valley Rd bridge) and 229 at
Loch Raven Point.   Redhead # are higher as well.  One male Northern
Pintail flyover at #2 bridge, pretty rare anywhere at the reservoir.    No
sightings of Red-necked Grebe.


     Kevin Graff
     Jarrettsville, MD
     Keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Benthivorous Herring gulls
From: Tommy Owens <tjowens AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:38:35 -0800 (PST)
Recently there was some talk of gulls taking advantage of benthivorous ducks 
through kleptoparisitism. Today, I saw what appeared to be benthivorous Herring 
gulls at Fort Smallwood Park. There was a flock of 17 birds in the shallows by 
the swimming beach and three of them were diving from a floating position and 
surfacing with something in their beaks that they ingested. Has anyone else 
seen this behavior? 


Tommy 

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Subject: [FR] Best Bike Ride Birds - today
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:03:27 -0500
Getting harder to be able to get out on the roads with the weather and
the frequently wet roads and the road salt, but a few more outings are
possible this week before I hang it up until March...

A "flock/gathering" of TWELVE Eastern Meadowlarks sprung up from the
field adjacent to Carroll Boyer [CB] Rd. south of the Stone Manor
Country Club as I passed.  They likely settled down again soon after.
I've seen them nearby in late 2016.  If anyone wants to find them look
in fields both sides of CB Rd close to Stone Manor Country Club.  As
they could be far off the road, a spotting scope would be helpful.

A Red-shouldered hawk was perched on a fence post along MD 17 quite
close to the transmission lines.

Finally, a flock of 50 +/- [assuming] Horned Larks have taken up
residence again this winter in the field east of MD 383 approaching
Broad Run before Bellemonte Court.  There is a place to pull off on
the west side of 383 for viewing close to the 30 mph sign - no
shoulders on this road.  A spotting scope would be required for an ID
on anything interesting among them.

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County
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Subject: Northern Shrike Queen Anne's Co
From: Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:12:32 -0800 (PST)
Continuing bird seen from Ben's Point Rd. From Ben's Point Rd, turned into The 
Preserve at Southeast Creek and then right on Cordon Road, which loops back to 
Ben's Point. Bird was seen hunting and perching in small deciduous trees along 
Cordon, west of the cinderblock barn. 


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Subject: Re: Annual Birding Report for 2016
From: David Powell <seneca.ranger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 11:16:51 -0500
Russ and the MD Birding community,

First off, I wish to thank Russ for all of his hard work in compiling the
MD birding report for the past five years. Apparently no has responded to
take over the report responsibilities for this year. And no, I do not wish
to do so myself. However, I did have an idea to share with everyone. How
about the MD birding report be done individually on the MOS website. Set up
a system similar to the ABA organization where the individual birder
submits his/her data. Big day, monthly, photo and yard totals can also be
listed. I always thought the MOS website should be a collection of data on
MD birding if there is room available.

I hope some others with more tech savvy than me can share whether this can
be done easily or not. I also ask the MOS leadership to chime in whether
there is room or interest in having the list on the website.

Regards,
Dave Powell
seneca.ranger AT gmail.com
Germantown, MD

On Sun, Dec 25, 2016 at 10:12 AM, Russ Ruffing  wrote:

>  Hi All,
>
> It's been a month and a half since I announced I would not be doing the
> Annual Report any longer. Since then, nobody has volunteered to take on
> this project. Please remember that this project can be anything one wants
> to make of it. I chose to make it a very comprehensive document but at its
> core it only has to be a lister's report, as it was originally conceived
> years ago.
>
> The late Harvey Mudd began this project in the1980s to compile and publish
> the results of the annual MOS listing"competition." The product was a short
> and simple listing,without comment, and it was published in the MOS
> newsletter, TheMaryland Yellowthroat. When Harvey stepped down and turned
> theproject over to Phil Davis, he created the database and added some
> editorial material to the report. When Norm Saunders took over from Phil,
> he added additional data categoriesand more editorial content. When I took
> it over, I expanded it into the Annual Birding Report and added more
> listing categories, Bird of the Year, and State and County writeups.
>
> If someone is willing to take it over, remember that the original
> basicintent of this project is simply to compile and publish theannual
> state and county lists. Perhaps that's not as daunting of a task to
> potential compilers!
>
> Russ Ruffing
>
>
> On 11/10/16, Russ Ruffing wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> After giving this much thought over the summer and fall months, I've
> decided to step away from compiling and producing the MOS Annual Birding
> Report. The past five years have been fun and I trust that the changes that
> I instituted to the report have been enjoyed by all, but I think it's time
> to hand the reigns over to someone else who has the time and the interest
> to continue the report.
>
> I will turn over the full database to the next compiler. Not sure if there
> is a protocol for picking the next compiler, but when I took it over I
> simply volunteered to do it and Norm sent me the database and away I went.
> If the MOS Board wants to be involved in that process, please let me know.
> Otherwise, if you have an interest in taking over this role, please reply
> and we'll go from there!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Russ Ruffing
> Woodstock, MD
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Subject: Trumpeter swans at Edwards Ferry
From: Scott Young <wsyacy AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 10:32:51 -0500
Tracked 2 trumpeter swans from patton turf farm to Edward's Ferry upstream

Scott Young
Gaithersburg


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Subject: Red-necked Grebe - D.C.
From: tjostrow AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:31:21 -0800 (PST)
A single Red-necked Grebe (non-breeding/first winter plumage) was seen along 
the Potomac river from Hains pt. in Washington D.C. this morning. 


Thomas Ostrowski 
Hyattsville, Md

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Subject: Re: Red-breasted Nuthatch yard bird
From: Joan Cwi <jafjsc AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:47:47 -0500
We’ve had two handing out.  The first winter they were regulars.

Joan Cwi


> On Jan 14, 2017, at 3:46 PM, Kojo Baidoo  wrote:
> 
> I've been lucky enough to have a female Red-breasted nuthatch hanging out in 
my yard for the winter, or so it seems. She first appeared a few days before 
Christmas, and has been reliably seen at my feeders just about every weekend 
since. She isn't quite as tame or respondent as other individuals of her 
species I saw in my yard in the fall, but she's very fun to watch either way 
and I love hearing her squeaky calls resonating from the pines. 

> 
> A photo of the bird: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132863360 AT N02/32309382265/in/dateposted-public/ 

> 
> Good Birding,
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Subject: MLK Day birding ideas?
From: Howard Wu <howiewu1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:10:30 -0800 (PST)
Hi,

Looks like MLK Day's weather will not be too bad! I may be able to actually 
take a day off and get out. Any birding ideas? I am mainly interested in bird 
photography. Recently there haven't been many exciting sightings -- winter 
finches, owls, etc. I live in northern VA, but bird/photograph apolitically 
(disregarding political boundaries). I can travel within a 2-hour drive, but 
probably not more than that. 


Thanks,
Howard Wu
Herndon, VA

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Subject: Red-breasted Nuthatch yard bird
From: Kojo Baidoo <baidookojo6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 12:46:33 -0800 (PST)
I've been lucky enough to have a female Red-breasted nuthatch hanging out in my 
yard for the winter, or so it seems. She first appeared a few days before 
Christmas, and has been reliably seen at my feeders just about every weekend 
since. She isn't quite as tame or respondent as other individuals of her 
species I saw in my yard in the fall, but she's very fun to watch either way 
and I love hearing her squeaky calls resonating from the pines. 


A photo of the bird: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132863360 AT N02/32309382265/in/dateposted-public/ 


Good Birding,

Kojo Baidoo

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Subject: Re: North Point/Black Marsh closed today
From: "'Andrew Clemens' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:25:49 +0000 (UTC)
I did not locate the Bittern yesterday afternoon and I also saw Lynn Parks.  
She looked for 2 hours and did not locate bittern. 

Andy 

 On Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:10 AM, Barry Marsh  
wrote: 

 

 As  of 0900, North Point SP is open. Gate is open, inclement weather sign is 
gone. 


Barry
Baltimore

Barry D. Marsh
443-416-3192

> On Jan 14, 2017, at 08:05, Tim Carney  wrote:
> 
> Barry Marsh just informed me that North Point SP (including the Black Marsh 
Trail) is closed today due to inclement weather. 

> 
> If you were planning to chase the American Bittern, you might want to 
reconsider. Not only is the park closed, but multiple observers did NOT 
relocate it yesterday. Kye Jenkins and I found a Rusty Blackbird at the 
overflow, but that was by far the best bird. 

> 
> Barry also noted that Fort Howard *is* open.
> 
> Tim Carney
> Nottingham, MD
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Subject: Redhead @ Greenbelt Lake
From: "'Bird couple' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:34:15 -0500
In among more than 40 Ring Necked Ducks. Always nice to see.

Warren Strobel
Annapolis 

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Subject: Hood for Nikon lens
From: Suzette Stitely <goldensue59 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 04:57:45 -0800 (PST)
I believe I lost the hood for my Nikon lens at Point State Lookout probably 
near the lighthouse. If you find it, please let me know. Thanks! Suzette 


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Subject: Re: North Point/Black Marsh closed today
From: Barry Marsh <barry.d.marsh AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 09:10:26 -0500
As of 0900, North Point SP is open. Gate is open, inclement weather sign is 
gone. 


Barry
Baltimore

Barry D. Marsh
443-416-3192

> On Jan 14, 2017, at 08:05, Tim Carney  wrote:
> 
> Barry Marsh just informed me that North Point SP (including the Black Marsh 
Trail) is closed today due to inclement weather. 

> 
> If you were planning to chase the American Bittern, you might want to 
reconsider. Not only is the park closed, but multiple observers did NOT 
relocate it yesterday. Kye Jenkins and I found a Rusty Blackbird at the 
overflow, but that was by far the best bird. 

> 
> Barry also noted that Fort Howard *is* open.
> 
> Tim Carney
> Nottingham, MD
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Subject: Montgomery Bird Club Wednesday, 1-18
From: Stephanie Lovell <amorellovell AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:13:27 -0500
*Wednesday, January 18 *Montgomery Bird Club will be hearing from our own
genial Mike Bowen speak about Birding in Wales, his birth country. Mike has
been all over the world birding and has a list of over 4000 birds seen. He
leads trips for many area groups and is always generous with his time and
information.

Our meetings are held at the Potomac Presbyterian Church, 10301 River Road.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m., refreshments 7:30 and meeting starts at 8:00 p.m.

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Subject: North Point/Black Marsh closed today
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:05:43 -0800 (PST)
Barry Marsh just informed me that North Point SP (including the Black Marsh 
Trail) is closed today due to inclement weather. 


If you were planning to chase the American Bittern, you might want to 
reconsider. Not only is the park closed, but multiple observers did NOT 
relocate it yesterday. Kye Jenkins and I found a Rusty Blackbird at the 
overflow, but that was by far the best bird. 


Barry also noted that Fort Howard *is* open.

Tim Carney
Nottingham, MD

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Subject: Trumpeter Swan at Perryman Park y'dy - a dissenting view
From: Fred Fallon <tjjsee AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 21:09:59 -0500
I went out to Perryman Park y'day to try again for the Tr Swan, which I had
missed earlier. The inlet where w'fowl are usually concentrated was mostly
still iced up and bereft of ducks and swans. But I was heartened when I
came across the Mute Swans further on. "So here are the 3 Mutes from
earlier, along with another one and also the dark-beaked Trumpeter!", I
thought. But no. Four of the 5 were clearly adult Mutes, but the 5th
was an *imm
*Mute, with the same profile, the same curved neck, the same knob at the
base of the bill as the others, the bill being dark with a trace of pink at
he base, not black like the Trumper.

I'll defer to expert opinion, but my guess is the Tr had flown off with his
Tu friends, and 2 more Mutes, one ad & one imm had joined their own kind.

Fred Fallon
Huntingtown

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Subject: N Shrike continues
From: "'Jane Fallon' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:57:22 -0500
The N Shrike at the WSSC gate on Triadelphia Br Rd was present at 9:30 am, 
quite low down in its tree. Tho too distant to tell for sure, I had the 
impression it is an adult. 


Fred Fallon
Huntingtown

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