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Bridled Tern,©Shawneen Finnegan

26 Jan Gaithersburg Summer Tanager [Kurt Schwarz ]
26 Jan C & O Canal Count - Miles 59 to 63 [Harpers Ferry area] [JAMES SPEICHER ]
26 Jan C & O Canal Count - Miles 22, 23, 24 [Janet Millenson ]
26 Jan Re: Common Redpoll - Howard County [Howard Patterson ]
26 Jan Common Redpoll - Howard County [Joe Hanfman ]
26 Jan Blue Mash - Olney [MoCo] [Max Wilson ]
25 Jan Fwd: eBird Report - Black Hill Regional Park, Jan 25, 2015 [Phillip Kenny ]
25 Jan Piscataway Creek, PG Cty, Jan 25 ["Carol Ghebelian" ]
25 Jan Gadwall and Northern Shovelers at Depot Pond, Upper Marlboro [Michael Roane ]
25 Jan Re: Eurasian Wigeon [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
25 Jan Re: Eurasian Wigeon [Hugh David Fleischmann ]
25 Jan Re: Kentlands Summer Tanager [MoCo] [Nitin Agarwal ]
25 Jan Eurasian Wigeon []
25 Jan Red-necked Grebe on Washington Channel, D.C. [Art Drauglis ]
25 Jan Re: Red-necked Grebe at Lapidum (gone) [Tim Carney ]
25 Jan Black Hill & Kentlands [Hugh McGuinness ]
25 Jan Eurasian Wigeons [Debbie Terry ]
25 Jan Re: Black-headed Gull at Hunt Valley [Dean Mahlstedt ]
25 Jan Re: Redpoll/Black Hills [Fred Fallon ]
25 Jan Red-necked Grebe at Lapidum (gone) [Tim Carney ]
25 Jan Re: Redpoll/Black Hills [Hugh McGuinness ]
25 Jan Redpoll/Black Hills [Martha Morris ]
25 Jan Red-necked Grebe on Washington Channel, D.C. [Adam Parr ]
24 Jan Fw: Harlequin Ducks-Ocean City Inlet ["Winger and June West" ]
24 Jan Harlequin Duck-Ocean City Inlet ["Winger and June West" ]
24 Jan Horned Grebe at Centennial Lake ["B. Gould" ]
24 Jan Fw: Redpolls/Harlequins in Ocean City ["Winger and June West" ]
24 Jan Re: 2 Eurasian Wigeons (drakes) at Loch Raven?? [Edward Boyd ]
24 Jan Redpoll/Black Hills [Kye jenkins ]
24 Jan 2 Eurasian Wigeons (drakes) at Loch Raven?? [Nikki DeBraccio ]
24 Jan Re: Black-headed Gull at Hunt Valley []
24 Jan PG Snow Geese; Jug Bay Lesser Black-backed Gull [Fred Shaffer ]
24 Jan Re: Re: Black-headed Gull at Hunt Valley [Taylor McLean ]
24 Jan Re: Black-headed Gull at Hunt Valley [Kojo Baidoo ]
24 Jan Black-headed Gull at Hunt Valley [Tim Carney ]
24 Jan Re: C&O Canal- Park Entry Fees being considered for the whole length of Canal. [Denise Ryan ]
24 Jan Masonville & Landfill, 01/23/15 [Kevin Graff ]
24 Jan Red-necked Grebe on Washington Channel, D.C. [Paul Pisano ]
24 Jan Re: Eurasian Wigeon still at Loch Raven [Dean Mahlstedt ]
24 Jan Common Redpolls in Ocean City [Jim Green ]
23 Jan Harlequin Ducks-Ocean City Inlet ["Winger and June West" ]
23 Jan Redpoll-Sunset Park ["Winger and June West" ]
23 Jan Eurasian Wigeon, Loch Raven [Paul Budde ]
23 Jan Swan Creek 1/23/2015 [Tim Carney ]
23 Jan Re: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? [stan arnold ]
23 Jan [FR] Sad find during Bike Ride Birding [JAMES SPEICHER ]
23 Jan Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? [Kevin Munroe ]
23 Jan Eurasian Wigeon still at Loch Raven ["Peter Lev" ]
23 Jan Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? [Dave Palmer ]
23 Jan Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? [Frode Jacobsen ]
23 Jan Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? [MICHAEL KERWIN Ellicott City Md ]
23 Jan Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? [Beth Kantrowitz ]
23 Jan Re: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? ["'Andrew Clemens' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
23 Jan Re: Common Redpoll [Gene Ricks ]
23 Jan Re: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? [Rick Borchelt ]
23 Jan Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? [Beth Kantrowitz ]
23 Jan Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
23 Jan Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? ["'Christine Huffman' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
23 Jan Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me? ["'Andrew Clemens' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
23 Jan RE: Lesser scaup and bald eagles -DC ["Carol Ghebelian" ]
23 Jan Re: Club House Road Pond, Rusty Blackbirds [Lynne Parks ]
23 Jan Can anyone identify this bird for me? [Beth Kantrowitz ]
23 Jan Re: C&O Canal- Park Entry Fees being considered for the whole length of Canal. ["Bud Poole Baltimore, MD" ]
23 Jan Club House Road Pond, Rusty Blackbirds [Lynne Parks ]
23 Jan C&O Canal Count moved to Sunday [Nicholas Lund ]
23 Jan C&O Canal Count moved to Sunday [Nicholas Lund ]
23 Jan Re: Lesser scaup and bald eagles -DC [Mark Rositol ]
23 Jan Great Backyard Bird Count 2/13-2/16 [Zach Slavin ]
23 Jan Re: Lesser scaup and bald eagles -DC [Hugh McGuinness ]
23 Jan Re: C&O Canal- Park Entry Fees being considered for the whole length of Canal. ["Bud Poole Baltimore, MD" ]
23 Jan Lesser scaup and bald eagles -DC [Daniel Rauch ]
23 Jan Re: C&O Canal- Park Entry Fees being considered for the whole length of Canal. [Denise Ryan ]
22 Jan Masonville 1/22/2015 [Tim Carney ]
22 Jan Common Redpoll [Adam Parr ]
22 Jan Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary: Winter Waterbird Survey (both Mergansers and Rusty Blackbirds) [Karen Caruso ]
22 Jan Kentlands Summer Tanager [MoCo] [Adam Parr ]

Subject: Gaithersburg Summer Tanager
From: Kurt Schwarz <krschwa1 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:35:33 -0500
Has anyone seen it since yesterday?  Planning a crack at it late tomorrow
morning, after digging out, if needed. I find I don't have Summer Tanager in
MontCo, but do Western!!!!

Kurt Schwarz
Ellicott City, Howard
goawaybird at verizon dot net


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Subject: C & O Canal Count - Miles 59 to 63 [Harpers Ferry area]
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:53:40 -0500
Mile 59 was the last of my 5 mile effort for the C&O Canal count, as I
was hiking in REVERSE direction.  Temp was in the mid 40s on
completion of the 5 miles  AT 1435; temp was in the upper 30s on
beginning the count/hike  AT 0936.  No precipitation fell during the 5
mile count/hike.

The first counted bird was among the highlights of the day, an imm
Bald Eagle.  He/she was initially just outside my count area, but on
making several passes at swimming merganzers that wisely dove out of
danger, the eagle turned and flew INTO my zone!  My counts overall
were disappointing, which I put down in good part to the poor "seeing"
caused by the all day overcast.  This tended to wash out colors
especially for those always hard to identify tree-top birds.  In
addition noise from water, road, and CSX rail [lots of coal trains
heading East] made hearing calling landbirds extremely difficult in
some areas.  I don't recall noise being such an issue last year.  I
tallied only a single sparrow [Song] over the entire 5 miles!
Numerous waterfowl went unidentified due to distance and the "seeing"
conditions.

OVERALL:
27 species + 2 other taxa [gull sp., scaup sp.] and 547 individuals.

The eBird entries can be found [when eBird finishes with some internal
maintainence issues] at:

59
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16718158

60
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16718166

61
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16718163

62
http://ebird.org/ebird/edit/checklist?subID=S16718162

63
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16718160

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County

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Subject: C & O Canal Count - Miles 22, 23, 24
From: Janet Millenson <janet AT twocrows.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:03:24 -0500
On yesterday's C&O Canal Count, our team -- myself, Chris Wright, Evelyn 
Ralston, and Ed Patten -- tallied a total of 42 species on the section 
extending upstream from Violette's Lock to Riley's Lock (Seneca) and 
beyond. Highlights included three Bald Eagles (one adult, two 
immatures), two Barred Owls, and two Red-headed Woodpeckers (one adult, 
one immature). Pied-billed Grebe and Horned Grebe were among the nice 
assortment of waterfowl. We encountered three Eastern Phoebes and lots 
of Golden-crowned Kinglets. Most other passerines were at average levels 
for this section; however, Tufted Titmouse and Northern Cardinal tallies 
were the lowest they've been in a decade.

Looking forward to hearing results from other stretches of the towpath!


Janet Millenson
Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
janet AT twocrows.com
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Subject: Re: Common Redpoll - Howard County
From: Howard Patterson <howard21042 AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:34:46 -0500
Runners flushed the Common Redpoll and the three of us still there were unable 
to relocate it. Hopefully it will stay in the area and be seen by others. 


Howard Patterson
Ellicott City, MD
Sent from my iPad

> On Jan 26, 2015, at 12:56 PM, Joe Hanfman  wrote:
> 
> Allen Lewis found a Common Redpoll at Lake Elkhorn today. It is feeding in 
the low shrubs at the east end, near the wooden bridge. 

> 
> Photos at:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/55023563 AT N08/16186353258/in/photostream/
> 
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Subject: Common Redpoll - Howard County
From: Joe Hanfman <auk1844 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:56:36 -0500
Allen Lewis found a Common Redpoll at Lake Elkhorn today. It is feeding in
the low shrubs at the east end, near the wooden bridge.

Photos at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/55023563 AT N08/16186353258/in/photostream/



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Subject: Blue Mash - Olney [MoCo]
From: Max Wilson <max.wilson AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:59:22 -0800 (PST)
I birded the Zion Rd side of Blue Mash in Olney late Sunday afternoon. Birds of 
note included at least 3 Fox Sparrows and a few Field Sparrows. There was an 
American Kestrel in the trees on the far side of the pond behind the landfill 
fence. And around dusk there was a male/female pair of Northern Harriers and a 
Short-eared Owl working the top of the landfill. 


Max Wilson
Kensington, Montgomery, MD

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Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Black Hill Regional Park, Jan 25, 2015
From: Phillip Kenny <philkenny AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:14:07 -0500
Russ Taylor & I birded Black Hill Regional Park this morning. We found the 
Redpoll, Trumpeter Swan, Common Loon and Red-brested Merganser! eBird report 
below with some photos on Flickr. 

Cheers,
Phil

Phillip Kenny
1731 Killarney Court
Vienna VA 22182-2133
703-255-5423
philkenny AT verizon.net


Begin forwarded message:

> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> Subject: eBird Report - Black Hill Regional Park, Jan 25, 2015
> Date: January 25, 2015 at 11:00:01 PM EST
> To: philkenny AT verizon.net
> 
> Black Hill Regional Park, Montgomery, US-MD
> Jan 25, 2015 7:50 AM - 12:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments:     
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.8 > 51 species > > Canada Goose 700 > Trumpeter Swan 1 Trumpeter Swam > Gadwall 1 > American Wigeon 7 > American Black Duck 2 > Mallard 10 > Canvasback 5 Canvasback > Ring-necked Duck 4 > Bufflehead 12 > Common Goldeneye 10 > Hooded Merganser 7 > Common Merganser 105 > Red-breasted Merganser 2 > Ruddy Duck 2 > Common Loon 1 Winter plumage, square-headed heavy-billed loon. > Pied-billed Grebe 7 > Great Blue Heron 3 > Black Vulture 2 > Turkey Vulture 3 > Cooper's Hawk 1 > Bald Eagle 1 > American Coot 45 > Ring-billed Gull 9 > Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 11 > Mourning Dove 17 > Belted Kingfisher 1 > Red-bellied Woodpecker 4 > Downy Woodpecker 3 > Hairy Woodpecker 2 > Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1 > Pileated Woodpecker 2 > Blue Jay 6 > American Crow 10 > Fish Crow 3 > Carolina Chickadee 5 > Tufted Titmouse 10 > White-breasted Nuthatch 5 > Carolina Wren 3 > Eastern Bluebird 6 > American Robin 3 > Northern Mockingbird 2 > European Starling 8 > Song Sparrow 10 > White-throated Sparrow 5 > Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 45 > Northern Cardinal 5 > House Finch 45 > Common Redpoll 1 Common Redpoll > Pine Siskin 12 Pine Siskin > American Goldfinch 25 > House Sparrow 2 > > View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21536195 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org) -- -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Group 'Maryland & DC Birding'. To view group guidelines or change email preferences, visit this group on the web at http://www.mdbirding.com Unfamiliar with a hotspot mentioned on this list? Quickly locate it here - http://www.mdbirding.com/hotspot.html
Subject: Piscataway Creek, PG Cty, Jan 25
From: "Carol Ghebelian" <ghebelian AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:32:00 -0500
On joint field trip ANS/SoMdAudubon Sun. a.m., at Wharf Rd Farmington
Landing, good numbers of Ring-necked, Canvasback, Ruddy Ducks, Gadwall, some
Buffleheads, Lesser Scaup, Tundra Swans.  Common Mergansers from boardwalk
Accokeek Creek, Common Loon, DB Cormorants.

 

Carol Ghebelian

Indian Head 

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Subject: Gadwall and Northern Shovelers at Depot Pond, Upper Marlboro
From: Michael Roane <roane.michael AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:58:35 -0800 (PST)
Saw a flock of approximately 30 Gadwall spread out over the pond. The pond can 
be accessed from Chrysler Drive at the first light north of the intersection of 
routes 4 and 301. Also saw a flock of about 8-10 Northern Shovelers fly away 
from the pond on arriving. 


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Subject: Re: Eurasian Wigeon
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:28:57 -0500
Just saw both Euraaian Wigeon Drakes at 4:20 😏. Awesome. one in middle and 
the other close to secondary dam. Lifer #218. Bammmm!!! 


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


> On Jan 25, 2015, at 4:24 PM, Hugh David Fleischmann  
wrote: 

> 
> 
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> H. David Fleischmann
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> 
>> On Jan 25, 2015, at 3:39 PM, keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com wrote:
>> 
>> ‎Both drakes now near edge of lower dam of loch raven reservoir. - Kevin 
Graff. 

>> 
>> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE 
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Subject: Re: Eurasian Wigeon
From: Hugh David Fleischmann <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:24:49 -0500

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


> On Jan 25, 2015, at 3:39 PM, keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com wrote:
> 
> ‎Both drakes now near edge of lower dam of loch raven reservoir. - Kevin 
Graff. 

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Subject: Re: Kentlands Summer Tanager [MoCo]
From: Nitin Agarwal <nitinaw AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:18:07 -0800 (PST)
I spotted the summer tanager in the pine trees next to the balcony with suet 
feeder at the same location in the Kentlands at around 1 pm today. The bird was 
making "pituck" calls. It stayed for about 10 minutes and then flew away into 
the trees across the parking lot. 


Nitin Agarwal
Gaithersburg, MD 


On Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 3:07:54 PM UTC-5, Max Wilson wrote:
> The previously reported Summer Tanager at the Beacon Sq., Apartments made an 
appearance at 2:45 below a feeder. It was at the north side of the easternmost 
building between units 924 and 926. 

> 
> Max Wilson
> Kensington, MD

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon
From: keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:39:34 -0500




Subject: Red-necked Grebe on Washington Channel, D.C.
From: Art Drauglis <lwsyrup AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:46:48 -0800 (PST)
Still present at 2:45.
Scoped from first big parking area and looked south toward War College/ft 
McNair. 

Drifting N and toward seawall

Art D
W. DC

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Subject: Re: Red-necked Grebe at Lapidum (gone)
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:34:14 -0800 (PST)
Just heard that the Red-necked Grebe is still at Lapidum. 

Tim Carney
Canton, MD

On Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 11:59:33 AM UTC-5, Tim Carney wrote:
> Sorry for the late post. I found a Red-necked Grebe at Lapidum this morning. 
It was fairly close but drifted downriver quickly. I spent about 10 minutes 
trying to photograph it. It was out of sight when I left so I didn't bother 
posting. There were also six Greater Scaup and three Ring-necked Ducks in 
addition to the more expected species. 

> 
> I also had two Horned Larks and two Eastern Meadowlarks along the entrance 
road at Swan Harbor. There was probably a lot more but I had limited time. 

> 
> Tim Carney
> Canton, MD
> 
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Subject: Black Hill & Kentlands
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:11:15 -0500
I had to drop off my son for a ski outing in MOntgomery County this
morning, so I decided to spend some time at Black Hill.

The COMMON REDPOLL was at the feeder as soon as I arrived around 8am. It
was joined by at least 13 PINE SISKINS, although the number in the area
might be much higher. A single count of 63 House Finch sent flags flying at
e-bird, but I am sure this is a conservative count compared to number that
must be visiting the feeders.

The view of the southern section of the lake from the Visitor's Center
provided a very nice variety of waterfowl including 3 American Wigeon, 1
Gadwall, 10 Common Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 CANVASBACK and 6
Ring-necked Duck. The Common Loon was still present. A scope is absolutely
essential for picking out most of the waterfowl.

Nearly 1000 Canada Geese were on the ice when I arrived. I looked through
them four times until my eyes were bleary without finding a Greater
White-fronted.For anyone planning a trip, I highly recommend arriving early
as almost all the waterfowl seemed to have dispersed by 9:00 am. From
conversations with several people, the Redpoll appears to like making and
early appearance as well.

Has anyone actually seen a bona fide Snow Goose at Black Hill? I suspect
not despite all the ebird lists checking Snow Goose. The domestic white
goose was present this morning on the lawn near the Visitor's Center.

I then head west to the Little Senece Lake sector where I counted 121
Common Mergansers. In addition there were 10 Common Goldeneyes & 1
Red-breasted Merganser.

A check of the eastern end of the lake produced nothing of note.

With my exit visa near its expiry time, I took a quick stop at Beacon
Square Ct. The SUMMER TANAGER obliged with excellent views after about 10
minutes of searching. A resident told me that the women who lives in the
corner apartment at #924 is feeding the bird with worms and suet and water,
and that the bird likes to stay within the white pines at the corner of the
building. I saw it in the two holly bushes at the pool, where it appeared
to be resting and foraging.

Hugh

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeons
From: Debbie Terry <dterry12 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:23:14 -0500
After reading Nikki DeBraccio's post of 2 Eurasian Wigeons between the 2 dams 
at the Loch Raven Reservoir, I thought I would look for them. 


Sure enough, there were 2 males present this morning, 1/25. Stripe on head 
looks very different on each bird. One has a very wide creamy band that goes 
from the top of the bill to his crown. The stripe of the other is more narrow 
and does not appear to reach the crown. 


Debbie Terry
dterry12 AT verizon.net
Timonium, MD

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Subject: Re: Black-headed Gull at Hunt Valley
From: Dean Mahlstedt <birdingboyy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:46:22 -0800 (PST)
I went up to Hunt Valley Towne Center this morning (Sunday) but did not see the 
Black-Headed Gull. Was there from just before 10AM until 10:46 but only saw 46 
Ring-Billed Gulls...and 3 Turkey Vultures. 

 
Dean in Overlea
 
 
 
 
 On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:05:06 PM UTC-5, Tim Carney wrote:
> In the parking lot in front of Pier 1. About 20 feet away from me right now. 
> 
> No Red-headed Woodpeckers on Dover Rd but Richard Edden and I did have a 
Red-breasted Nuthatch at Soldiers Delight earlier. 

> 
> Tim Carney
> Canton, MD
> 
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Subject: Re: Redpoll/Black Hills
From: Fred Fallon <fwfallon AT ymail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:40:04 -0500
Fred called to report that the Redpoll showed up briefly a couple minutes after 
noon. 


Jane Fallon
Huntingtown,MD

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On Jan 25, 2015, at 11:47 AM, Hugh McGuinness  wrote:

> The bird was present this morning at about 8am when I arrived. It disappeared 
at 8:10 and was not seen again while I was there til 9:30. 

> 
>> On Jan 25, 2015, at 9:21 AM, Martha Morris  wrote:
>> 
>> A couple of us saw it a little earlier -between 1:45 and 2:05 - at the 
feeder and in the birch tree. 

>> Martha Morris
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Subject: Red-necked Grebe at Lapidum (gone)
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:59:30 -0500
Sorry for the late post. I found a Red-necked Grebe at Lapidum this morning. It 
was fairly close but drifted downriver quickly. I spent about 10 minutes trying 
to photograph it. It was out of sight when I left so I didn't bother posting. 
There were also six Greater Scaup and three Ring-necked Ducks in addition to 
the more expected species. 


I also had two Horned Larks and two Eastern Meadowlarks along the entrance road 
at Swan Harbor. There was probably a lot more but I had limited time. 


Tim Carney
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Subject: Re: Redpoll/Black Hills
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:47:41 -0500
The bird was present this morning at about 8am when I arrived. It disappeared 
at 8:10 and was not seen again while I was there til 9:30. 


> On Jan 25, 2015, at 9:21 AM, Martha Morris  wrote:
> 
> A couple of us saw it a little earlier -between 1:45 and 2:05 - at the feeder 
and in the birch tree. 

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Subject: Redpoll/Black Hills
From: Martha Morris <mmorris5301 AT juno.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:21:38 -0800 (PST)
A couple of us saw it a little earlier -between 1:45 and 2:05 - at the feeder 
and in the birch tree. 

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Subject: Red-necked Grebe on Washington Channel, D.C.
From: Adam Parr <balaenopteron AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:28:54 -0800 (PST)
The Red-necked Grebe continues today in the Washington Channel. It is on the 
far side from Hains Point, right at the second perpendicular parking lot, near 
a group of Buffleheads among the Canadas. Nice find Paul! 


Adam Parr
Takoma Park

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Subject: Fw: Harlequin Ducks-Ocean City Inlet
From: "Winger and June West" <westw AT erols.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:08:14 -0500
Kurt Schwarz pointed out that it's impossible to see a bird at 10 yards away on 
the south jetty (unless I was across the inlet standing on the jetty which I 
was not). I meant to say the NORTH jetty, the one next to the parking lot. 
Thanks Kurt, My mistake. 


Winger West
Millersville, MD
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To: Maryland Birding 
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 9:54 PM
Subject: Harlequin Ducks-Ocean City Inlet


Dave Brenneman, Karl Salman and I found one adult male, 2 first winter birds 
and 3 female Harlequin Ducks on the south jetty at about 3:30 PM today at Ocean 
City Inlet, When we first saw them, they were about 10 yards away so everyone 
got great photos. 


Winger West
Millersville, MD
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Subject: Harlequin Duck-Ocean City Inlet
From: "Winger and June West" <westw AT erols.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:54:15 -0500
Here are two photos that Dave Brenneman took of the Harlequin Ducks seen at 
Ocean City Inlet on Friday. See initial report below. 


Winger West
Millersville, MD
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Dave Brenneman, Karl Salman and I found one adult male, 2 first winter birds 
and 3 female Harlequin Ducks on the south jetty at about 3:30 PM today at Ocean 
City Inlet, When we first saw them, they were about 10 yards away so everyone 
got great photos. 


Winger West
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Subject: Horned Grebe at Centennial Lake
From: "B. Gould" <sine.nomine.septem AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:18:59 -0800 (PST)
Single Horned Grebe seen about 3:00 pm at Centennial Lake in Columbia. Visible 
from boat dock. Numerous Canvasbacks also present. 


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Subject: Fw: Redpolls/Harlequins in Ocean City
From: "Winger and June West" <westw AT erols.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 16:10:27 -0500
Am passing along an email from a WV birder re: Ocean City.

Winger West
Millersville, MD
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From: nonamemarts AT frontier.com 
To: westw AT erols.com ; jkgbirdman AT gmail.com 
Sent: Saturday, January 24, 2015 10:35 AM
Subject: RE: Redpolls in Ocean City


 Barry Marts from WV here. Thursday Bev McDonald and I went to OC through and 
in the fog, finally getting there around 11 am. We spent a good while searching 
for redpolls at Sunset Park, but only saw a few juncos and song sparrow, 
however as we walked back past the parking lot in some seedy weeds by the 
boardwalk to the fishing pier Bev spotted one and it turned out there were 4 
Common Redpolls (none with pink wash and a lighter one intermediate to 
common/hoary). 


We also had the 6 Harlequins close by the south jetty at the inlet--very nice. 
A few Gannets off shore, but no alcids or Snowy Owls that we could see, 
unfortunately. I'm not on MD listserve so I thought I'd pass the info along. I 
know that I haven't seen you in a while, but I'm not birding that much anymore. 
Thanks and good birding, Barry 


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Subject: Re: 2 Eurasian Wigeons (drakes) at Loch Raven??
From: Edward Boyd <edboyd59 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:23:18 -0500
You win.

Ed Boyd
Westminster, MD
On Jan 24, 2015 2:37 PM, "Nikki DeBraccio" 
wrote:

> Well I can confirm that I definitely saw one. While I was watching the one
> Wigeon using my camera, I swear I saw another at one point on my screen.
> Instead of taking a picture though, I exclaimed "There are 2!" and then
> lost both of them. (I know... talk about a bad knee jerk reaction, LOL).
> After reviewing some of my other pictures, I found one that I think (not
> positive) may show both. I would love to hear everyone's opinions on this
> matter, as sadly, the one duck is not facing the camera. Sorry I did not
> get a better shot.
>
> Link to picture of both:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkirae204/16169549298/
>
> Link to picture of one:
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkirae204/16357152735/
>
> Thanks all!
> Nikki DeBraccio
> Timonium, MD
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Subject: Redpoll/Black Hills
From: Kye jenkins <kyebird54 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:59:23 -0800 (PST)
Yippie on my fourth try, the Redpoll show at 245pm,kye jenkins Phoenix 
MD,Turtle Island 


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Subject: 2 Eurasian Wigeons (drakes) at Loch Raven??
From: Nikki DeBraccio <nikki.debraccio AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:37:56 -0800 (PST)
Well I can confirm that I definitely saw one. While I was watching the one 
Wigeon using my camera, I swear I saw another at one point on my screen. 
Instead of taking a picture though, I exclaimed "There are 2!" and then lost 
both of them. (I know... talk about a bad knee jerk reaction, LOL). After 
reviewing some of my other pictures, I found one that I think (not positive) 
may show both. I would love to hear everyone's opinions on this matter, as 
sadly, the one duck is not facing the camera. Sorry I did not get a better 
shot. 


Link to picture of both: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkirae204/16169549298/

Link to picture of one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nikkirae204/16357152735/

Thanks all!
Nikki DeBraccio
Timonium, MD

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Subject: Re: Black-headed Gull at Hunt Valley
From: debrataylor11 AT gmail.com
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 11:03:42 -0800 (PST)
On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:05:06 PM UTC-5, Tim Carney wrote:
> In the parking lot in front of Pier 1. About 20 feet away from me right now. 
> 
> No Red-headed Woodpeckers on Dover Rd but Richard Edden and I did have a 
Red-breasted Nuthatch at Soldiers Delight earlier. 

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

Saw the adult red headed woodpecker Fri about 3pm on Dover Rd. FYI

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Subject: PG Snow Geese; Jug Bay Lesser Black-backed Gull
From: Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:42:33 +0000 (UTC)
I birded few spots in southern Prince George's County today, with highlights 
including 2 Snow Geese among the hundreds of Canada Geese at Merkle, and an 
adult Lesser Black-backed Gull on the Anne Arundel side of Jug Bay.  A few 
details of each stop are noted below: 

Merkle WMA:  There was a flock of approximately 800 Canada Geese behind the 
visitors center, with geese coming and going.  The two Snow Geese flew in with 
a small group of Canada Geese.  One of the Snow Geese was noticeably smaller 
than the other in flight.  However, at least based on distant scope views of 
the birds in the far field, I believe that the smaller bird is within the 
normal range for a Snow Goose (based on the overall size and bill), or perhaps 
a Snow x Ross's hybrid.  A sizable group of Ring-billed Gulls also foraged in 
the fields.  Other waterfowl present on the ponds included Mallards, Common 
Mergansers, and 1 Hooded Merganser. 

Jug Bay (Jackson Landing):  Ring-billed and Herring Gulls foraged on the 
distant mudflats.  A group of about 10 Herring Gulls were on the river near 
the far shore and I spotted the adult Lesser Black-backed Gull with this group. 
More Common Mergansers and 2 Tundra Swans were also present here.  


Mt. Calvert:  Another group of Herring and Ring-billed Gulls were visible 
here.  Two Great Black-backed Gulls were also mixed in.  A few Bald Eagles 
had prominent perches nearby.  And, a flock of about 15 Common Mergansers were 
present on the river.  


Fred ShafferGlaucousGull AT verizon.netCrofton, Anne Arundel

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Subject: Re: Re: Black-headed Gull at Hunt Valley
From: Taylor McLean <mcleant11 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:31:43 -0500
The Mall - where all the outlets are. Find Pier 1Imports on the far east side 
and north of Chick Fil A. The bird is 40 feet away from me. Close to Eat At 
Joe's. 



Taylor Mclean
Towson, MD
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> On Jan 24, 2015, at 1:27 PM, Kojo Baidoo  wrote:
> 
>> On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:05:06 PM UTC-5, Tim Carney wrote:
>> In the parking lot in front of Pier 1. About 20 feet away from me right now. 

>> 
>> No Red-headed Woodpeckers on Dover Rd but Richard Edden and I did have a 
Red-breasted Nuthatch at Soldiers Delight earlier. 

>> 
>> Tim Carney
>> Canton, MD
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> Do you mean Hunt Valley Towne Centre?
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Subject: Re: Black-headed Gull at Hunt Valley
From: Kojo Baidoo <baidookojo6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:27:08 -0800 (PST)
On Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:05:06 PM UTC-5, Tim Carney wrote:
> In the parking lot in front of Pier 1. About 20 feet away from me right now. 
> 
> No Red-headed Woodpeckers on Dover Rd but Richard Edden and I did have a 
Red-breasted Nuthatch at Soldiers Delight earlier. 

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

Do you mean Hunt Valley Towne Centre?

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Subject: Black-headed Gull at Hunt Valley
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:05:02 -0500
In the parking lot in front of Pier 1. About 20 feet away from me right now. 

No Red-headed Woodpeckers on Dover Rd but Richard Edden and I did have a 
Red-breasted Nuthatch at Soldiers Delight earlier. 


Tim Carney
Canton, MD

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Subject: Re: C&O Canal- Park Entry Fees being considered for the whole length of Canal.
From: Denise Ryan <screechowl AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:08:30 -0800 (PST)
You are right, they should permanently reauthorize this program, but as it 
stands now they just keep re-upping each year instead of authorizing. Many may 
have noticed Congress isn't passing much these days, but it would be good for 
them to do. Last year they only passed a handful of park bills and there is a 
huge backlog. Prior to that they passed about 100 park/public land bills in 
2009. Let your elected leaders know you care and ask them to sponsor a bill for 
the Recreation Fee program. Constituents are mighty powerful when they work 
together and nag their leaders. I'll put in a plug for the great work of the 
National Parks Conservation Association at this work too. 


Denise Ryan


On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:33:48 PM UTC-5, Bud Poole Baltimore, MD wrote:
> :)
> 
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> Patterson Park

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Subject: Masonville & Landfill, 01/23/15
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:51:09 -0500
01/23/15 – 715am-1015am (nearly all at restricted site)

Masonville Cove Urban Wildlife Refuge, Baltimore, MD



WEATHER: MC, 25-36 degrees, calm- SE 3 mph



Canada Goose – 68

Gadwall – 22

Mallard – 82

Northern Shoveler – 252

Canvasback – 996

Redhead – 4

Greater Scaup – 8

Lesser Scaup – 2112

Bufflehead – 20

Hooded Merganser – 2

Common Merganser – 18

Red-breasted Merganser – 2

Ruddy Duck – 16

Double-crested Cormorant – 2

Great Blue Heron – 2

Black-crowned Night Heron – 1

Bald Eagle – 1

American Kestrel – 1

American Coot – 30

Ring-billed Gull – 1444

Herring Gull – 256

Great Black-backed Gull – 53

Mourning Dove – 1 (flyby)

Belted Kingfisher – 1

Northern Flicker – 1

American Crow – 3

Carolina Wren – 1

Northern Mockingbird – 2

European Starling – 11

Snow Bunting – 2

Savannah Sparrow – 1

Song Sparrow – 2

White-throated Sparrow – 2

“Slate-colored” Junco – 10

Northern Cardinal – 1

Red-winged Blackbird – 2

American Goldfinch – 1

SPECIES: 37


**Masonville Cove Hours of Operation: Mon to Fri 11am to 4pm, Sat 9am to
1pm.  Sunday closed.  Check in at education center before enter the park)**





01/23/15 – 11am-1pm

Eastern Sanitary Landfill, Baltimore Co., MD (RESTRICTED ACCESS)



WEATHER: MC/Overcast, 37-39 degrees, SE 3 mph- calm



Black Vulture – 54

Turkey Vulture – 13

Northern Harrier – 2

Bald Eagle – 5 (1 ad, 4 imm)

Red-shouldered Hawk – 1

Red-tailed Hawk – 2

American Kestrel – 1

Ring-billed Gull – 1025

Herring Gull – 395

Lesser Black-backed Gull – 2 (Ad & 1st W)

Glaucous Gull - 1 (1st W)

Great Black-backed Gull – 42

Rock Pigeon – 2

Mourning Dove – 1

American Crow – 10

Fish Crow – 205

Crow sp – 65

Horned Lark – 1

Northern Mockingbird – 1

European Starling – 440

Savannah Sparrow – 2

Song Sparrow – 1

Red-winged Blackbird – 1

Eastern Meadowlark – 2

American Goldfinch – 1

SPECIES: 24




**I'm no longer using ebird, I'm done with it**  I"m tired of being
rejection, lists invadiated, hot spot locations changed to wrong names.






      Kevin Graff

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Subject: Red-necked Grebe on Washington Channel, D.C.
From: Paul Pisano <cheep.paul AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:36:42 -0500
This morning I found a Red-necked Grebe on Washington Channel (from East
Potomac Park/Hains Pt.), D.C.. It was opposite the first large parking area
(not the parallel parking spots).

The Lesser Scaup flock/bachelor pad has gotten smaller, but perhaps
building again following Dan's email. I saw somewhere between 350 & 400.
And I say "bachelor pad" because 98% are males, especially first year
birds. The Canada Geese numbers are the largest I've seen here this winter,
but I couldn't even find a Cackling Goose among them, let alone something
more interesting.

Also of note, I found 1 of Dan's Common Loons at the Washington Sailing
Marina (south of National Airport). It was in the middle of the river. I
also meant to post that I saw 7 Bald Eagles together on the mudflats at
this location last Saturday. Quite a spectacle.

Good birding,
Paul Pisano
Arlington, VA

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Subject: Re: Eurasian Wigeon still at Loch Raven
From: Dean Mahlstedt <birdingboyy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 06:49:24 -0800 (PST)
On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 5:32:16 PM UTC-5, Peter Lev wrote:
> The bird is still between the two dams, about halfway between the dams 
today.  Part of this area is frozen, so hundreds of Redheads, Gadwalls, Hooded 
Mergs, and Ring-Necks are swimming together, with smaller numbers of American 
Wigeon, Common Merg, and Bufflehead and one male Eurasian Wigeon.  Seen about 
4:00. 

>  
> Peter Lev

Peter,
 I'm assuming that it was you that I met there yesterday afternoon. I believe 
you let me use your scope? If so, thanks! 

 
Dean

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Subject: Common Redpolls in Ocean City
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:27:11 -0500
The two Common Redpolls previously reported in Sunset Park continue on left
side as you enter.

Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD

work in moderation, BIRD IN EXCESS!!!

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Subject: Harlequin Ducks-Ocean City Inlet
From: "Winger and June West" <westw AT erols.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:54:23 -0500
Dave Brenneman, Karl Salman and I found one adult male, 2 first winter birds 
and 3 female Harlequin Ducks on the south jetty at about 3:30 PM today at Ocean 
City Inlet, When we first saw them, they were about 10 yards away so everyone 
got great photos. 


Winger West
Millersville, MD
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Subject: Redpoll-Sunset Park
From: "Winger and June West" <westw AT erols.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:46:05 -0500
Dave Brenneman, Karl Salman and I saw a Common Redpoll around 3 PM today at the 
rear right corner of Sunset Park, Ocean City. He flushed and temporarily joined 
a flock of Juncos over toward the Coast Guard facility and then disappeared. 


Winger West
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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon, Loch Raven
From: Paul Budde <pbudde AT earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:45:20 -0500
The bird was still present this afternoon, just upstream from the lower dam.


Paul

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Subject: Swan Creek 1/23/2015
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:06:58 -0800 (PST)
Managed to hit 51 species during my census today. The cells were mostly frozen 
so I was expecting to see thousands of ducks in the river, but there were just 
a handful of dabblers and a flyby Bufflehead. Due to the extremely calm waters 
there was an excess of boats offshore which could have played a role in the 
ducks' disappearance (not a complaint, just an observation). I've birded here 
on a weekly basis for three years and have never seen a near-complete absence 
of diving ducks in the winter. 


Highlights:
Northern Shoveler 1 (lower retention pond--restricted access)
Northern Pintail 1 (lower retention pond--restricted access)
Virginia Rail 3 (wetlands)
Common Raven 1 (flyover)
Marsh Wren 1 (wetlands)
American Tree Sparrow 5 (outer south dike--restricted access)
Fox Sparrow 1 (back gate in wetlands)

Full list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21506903

Tim Carney
Canton, MD

*** 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. ***

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Subject: Re: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: stan arnold <thrushhost AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:03:08 -0500
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_quail

Stan Arnold
Ferndale


On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 5:41 PM, Kevin Munroe 
wrote:

> On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:56:53 PM UTC-5, Beth Kantrowitz wrote:
> > Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC.  I have
> to admit I'm stumped!  She said it was about the size of a grapefruit.
>
> I could be wrong, but my guess is that it's not any kind of native bird. I
> think it's someone's exotic quail, possibly from a private backyard
> collection, zoo, etc.
>
> Kevin Munroe
> Reston, VA
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Subject: [FR] Sad find during Bike Ride Birding
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:44:01 -0500
A road kill red phase Eastern Screech Owl was found near the end of my
ride today.  On the plus side, it was in pretty good condition and was
turned over to the Catoctin Creek Nature Center where it may become an
educational display...

Jim Speicher
BroadRun/Burkittsville area
[FR] Frederick County

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Subject: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: Kevin Munroe <shadowdarner AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:41:32 -0800 (PST)
On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:56:53 PM UTC-5, Beth Kantrowitz wrote:
> Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC. I have to 
admit I'm stumped! She said it was about the size of a grapefruit. 


I could be wrong, but my guess is that it's not any kind of native bird. I 
think it's someone's exotic quail, possibly from a private backyard collection, 
zoo, etc. 


Kevin Munroe
Reston, VA

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Subject: Eurasian Wigeon still at Loch Raven
From: "Peter Lev" <plev AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:32:13 -0500
The bird is still between the two dams, about halfway between the dams
today.  Part of this area is frozen, so hundreds of Redheads, Gadwalls,
Hooded Mergs, and Ring-Necks are swimming together, with smaller numbers of
American Wigeon, Common Merg, and Bufflehead and one male Eurasian Wigeon.
Seen about 4:00.

 

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Subject: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: Dave Palmer <dpalmermd59 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:33:14 -0800 (PST)
Yes, this is a Coturnix japonica (Japanese quail) escapee.

Dave Palmer
Easton 

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Subject: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: Frode Jacobsen <frodesjacobsen AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:11:51 -0800 (PST)
Looks like a melanistic morph of Northern Bobwhite. Likely an escaped or 
released bird from a breeder? 


Frode Jacobsen
Windsor Mill, MD 21244

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Subject: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: MICHAEL KERWIN Ellicott City Md <m63kerwin AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:15:39 -0800 (PST)
On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:56:53 PM UTC-5, Beth Kantrowitz wrote:
> Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC. I have to 
admit I'm stumped! She said it was about the size of a grapefruit. 


I believe it is a Coturnix Quail, escapee

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Subject: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: Beth Kantrowitz <kantrowitz AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:12:43 -0800 (PST)
On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 4:04:12 PM UTC-5, Beth Kantrowitz wrote:
> On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:56:53 PM UTC-5, Beth Kantrowitz wrote:
> > Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC. I have to 
admit I'm stumped! She said it was about the size of a grapefruit. 

> 
> She said it was walking around pecking in the leaves, if that helps. I was 
thinking gallinaceous, too, but couldn't think of a species found in DC. 


More info: I saw it at about 8:20 this morning in Rock Creek Park. There is a 
school on 24 and N and behind the school there is a soccer field, and on the 
edge of that theres a fence and on the other side it's brambly and it was on 
the other side of the fence on the ground. 


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Subject: Re: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: "'Andrew Clemens' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:10:50 +0000 (UTC)
Yeah.  Looked at the picture on something bigger than a phone and reread 
size.  NOT a woodcock! 

Andy 

 On Friday, January 23, 2015 4:04 PM, Beth Kantrowitz  
wrote: 

   

 On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:56:53 PM UTC-5, Beth Kantrowitz wrote:
> Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC.  I have to 
admit I'm stumped!  She said it was about the size of a grapefruit. 


She said it was walking around pecking in the leaves, if that helps. I was 
thinking gallinaceous, too, but couldn't think of a species found in DC. 


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Subject: Re: Common Redpoll
From: Gene Ricks <gricks1949 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:06:25 -0800 (PST)
On Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:06:43 PM UTC-5, Adam Parr wrote:
> The Redpoll made a brief appearance on her favorite yellow thistle feeder at 
2:00pm today Thursday the 22nd. I'm having a great day! 

> 
> Adam Parr
> Takoma Park


I was at Black Hill today, Friday the 23rd. They filled the feeders at and 1:45 
P.M. and right after a mob of finches flew in. The redpoll joined them on the 
feeder at 2:00 P.M. the same time as yesterday. 


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Subject: Re: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: Rick Borchelt <rborchelt AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:06:18 -0500
Coturnix, I think.

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 4:04 PM, Beth Kantrowitz 
wrote:

> On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:56:53 PM UTC-5, Beth Kantrowitz wrote:
> > Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC.  I have
> to admit I'm stumped!  She said it was about the size of a grapefruit.
>
> She said it was walking around pecking in the leaves, if that helps. I was
> thinking gallinaceous, too, but couldn't think of a species found in DC.
>
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Subject: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: Beth Kantrowitz <kantrowitz AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:04:12 -0800 (PST)
On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:56:53 PM UTC-5, Beth Kantrowitz wrote:
> Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC. I have to 
admit I'm stumped! She said it was about the size of a grapefruit. 


She said it was walking around pecking in the leaves, if that helps. I was 
thinking gallinaceous, too, but couldn't think of a species found in DC. 


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Subject: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:52:49 +0000 (UTC)
Looks more gallinaceous to me. Northern Bobwhites are pretty rare anywhere in 
Maryland but it doesn't looks right for a NOBO. Maybe some sort of partridge? 



Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland
 

 From: 'Christine Huffman' via Maryland & DC Birding 
 

 To: Andrew Clemens  
Cc: Beth Kantrowitz ; "mdbirding AT googlegroups.com" 
 

 Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 3:43 PM
 Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Can anyone identify this bird for me?
   
Does not have long beak of a woodcock

Sent from my iPadChristie HuffmanGreat Falls, VA


On Jan 23, 2015, at 3:40 PM, 'Andrew Clemens' via Maryland & DC Birding 
 wrote: 



Woodcock?
Andy Clemens 

 On Friday, January 23, 2015 2:56 PM, Beth Kantrowitz  
wrote: 

   

 Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC.  I have to 
admit I'm stumped!  She said it was about the size of a grapefruit. 


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Subject: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: "'Christine Huffman' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:43:14 -0500
Does not have long beak of a woodcock

Sent from my iPad
Christie Huffman
Great Falls, VA

> On Jan 23, 2015, at 3:40 PM, 'Andrew Clemens' via Maryland & DC Birding 
 wrote: 

> 
> Woodcock?
> 
> Andy Clemens
> 
> 
> On Friday, January 23, 2015 2:56 PM, Beth Kantrowitz  
wrote: 

> 
> 
> Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC. I have to 
admit I'm stumped! She said it was about the size of a grapefruit. 

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Subject: Re: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: "'Andrew Clemens' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:40:48 +0000 (UTC)
Woodcock?
Andy Clemens 

 On Friday, January 23, 2015 2:56 PM, Beth Kantrowitz  
wrote: 

   

 Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC.  I have to 
admit I'm stumped!  She said it was about the size of a grapefruit. 


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Subject: RE: Lesser scaup and bald eagles -DC
From: "Carol Ghebelian" <ghebelian AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:33:42 -0500
There has been an historical enormous raft of scaup that winters up and down 
the Potomac in this area for the over 50 years that I have lived in Indian Head 
on the river. When the river was partially covered with ice a week or so ago, 
5000+ were across from me against the Mason Neck Va shoreline. Probably a mixed 
flock also. At the same time there were 8 Bald Eagles sitting on an ice floe 
nearby! 


Carol Ghebelian
Indian Head, Chas Cty

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Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Lesser scaup and bald eagles -DC

There is an enormous Scaup raft on the Potomac River across from Ft Washington 
Park near the Virginia shoreline that extends North. There are several smaller 
rafts that I discovered along the GW Parkway. There were also decent numbers of 
Greater Scaup, Redheads and Canvasback mixed in. Perhaps this is where they 
disappeared to. 


Mark Rositol
Fort Washington, MD

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Subject: Re: Club House Road Pond, Rusty Blackbirds
From: Lynne Parks <v.lynneparks AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:06:36 -0800 (PST)
On Friday, January 23, 2015 at 2:28:17 PM UTC-5, Lynne Parks wrote:
> I had a nice morning walking along Club House Road pond. Where it ends at 
Park Beach Dr., I re-found the large group of Rusty Blackbirds. Approximately 
eighty. 

> I was a Brown Creeper magnet today too, which was sweet.  
> Lynne


Where Clubhouse Rd. meets Park Beach Dr., turn left. Park Beach Rd. dead ends. 
Just before the the No Trespassing sign you can pull over to turn around. 
That's where they were. 


2120 Park Beach Dr
Aberdeen, MD 21001
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Subject: Can anyone identify this bird for me?
From: Beth Kantrowitz <kantrowitz AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:56:53 -0800 (PST)
Got an email today from a friend whose dog found the bird in DC. I have to 
admit I'm stumped! She said it was about the size of a grapefruit. 


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Subject: Re: C&O Canal- Park Entry Fees being considered for the whole length of Canal.
From: "Bud Poole Baltimore, MD" <budpoole343 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:33:47 -0800 (PST)
:)

Bud Poole
Patterson Park

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Subject: Club House Road Pond, Rusty Blackbirds
From: Lynne Parks <v.lynneparks AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:28:16 -0800 (PST)
I had a nice morning walking along Club House Road pond. Where it ends at Park 
Beach Dr., I re-found the large group of Rusty Blackbirds. Approximately 
eighty. 

I was a Brown Creeper magnet today too, which was sweet.  
Lynne

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Subject: C&O Canal Count moved to Sunday
From: Nicholas Lund <nicholas.lund AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:45:41 -0500
Hi folks-

We hate to do it but we are postponing the count until Sunday January 25.
The weather looks like it could be quite bad especially at higher
elevations.  Access points may not be plowed or might be closed.
Furthermore, the bad weather could result in an undercounting of species
present.  We encourage all counters to count their miles on Sunday, however
we understand that some people would still prefer to count Saturday.
Therefore, if you can do so safely and wish to count on Saturday, we will
be accepting checklists from either day.

Sorry for the change and thanks again for your help,

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Subject: C&O Canal Count moved to Sunday
From: Nicholas Lund <nicholas.lund AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:45:41 -0500
Hi folks-

We hate to do it but we are postponing the count until Sunday January 25.
The weather looks like it could be quite bad especially at higher
elevations.  Access points may not be plowed or might be closed.
Furthermore, the bad weather could result in an undercounting of species
present.  We encourage all counters to count their miles on Sunday, however
we understand that some people would still prefer to count Saturday.
Therefore, if you can do so safely and wish to count on Saturday, we will
be accepting checklists from either day.

Sorry for the change and thanks again for your help,

Tom at DCAudubon

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Subject: Re: Lesser scaup and bald eagles -DC
From: Mark Rositol <mrositol510 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:58:19 -0800 (PST)
There is an enormous Scaup raft on the Potomac River across from Ft Washington 
Park near the Virginia shoreline that extends North. There are several smaller 
rafts that I discovered along the GW Parkway. There were also decent numbers of 
Greater Scaup, Redheads and Canvasback mixed in. Perhaps this is where they 
disappeared to. 


Mark Rositol
Fort Washington, MD

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Subject: Great Backyard Bird Count 2/13-2/16
From: Zach Slavin <zkslavin AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:01:27 -0500
Please see the below announcement about the Great Backyard Bird Count which
will be held February 13-16, 2015. I hope you will all consider
participating this year.


Sincerely,


Zach Slavin

Washington, DC


*Great Backyard Bird Count, February 13-16, 2015*


 The next Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held February 13-16,
2015. This fun, free, family-friendly activity is a great way to introduce
birders of all abilities to citizen science and is your chance to make sure
your local birds are represented as part of the international count.


Participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count is as simple as counting
birds for as little as fifteen minutes on one or more days of the count
then reporting the results online at BirdCount.org
. You can count absolutely anywhere you see
birds – in your backyard, at your favorite local park, or even out your
office window.


The Great Backyard Bird Count is powered by eBird
, a real-time online checklist program
that helps you track your bird observations while making them available to
other birders as well as researchers and conservationists. You can explore
the data yourself using a number of different tools on eBird.org
 and BirdCount.org

. 

Regular eBird users can participate in the GBBC by submitting checklists to
eBird as they usually would during the four days of the count.


Last year more than 142,000 people from 135 countries reported more than
4,200 species and over 17 million individual birds, providing an incredible
snapshot of winter bird populations and distribution in North America and
beyond.


Make sure your local birds are represented by getting out to count and by
spreading the word about the GBBC. You can share an ecard

 

or other promotional materials 
with your friends and family, or even pledge to introduce someone new to
birding through the latest GBBC initiative, Pledge to Fledge
. Also, don’t forget to submit
your photos taken during the GBBC weekend to the GBBC photo contest. You
can check out some of the amazing winners from our 2014 contest
 for inspiration!


Find out what you need to do to get started
 with the GBBC today, and don’t
forget to make your local birds count!


*The Great Backyard Bird Count is led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and
National Audubon Society, with Bird Studies Canada and many international
partners. *

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Subject: Re: Lesser scaup and bald eagles -DC
From: Hugh McGuinness <hdmcguinness AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:51:27 -0500
Last week when I was at Hain's Pt, the Coast Guard patrols up and down the
river were chasing the Scaup all over the place. They could hardly settle
before they were chased off again.

Hugh

On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 11:25 AM, Daniel Rauch  wrote:

> I have been perplexed at what happened to the 1200+ lesser scaup raft
> between Hains Point and Bolling AFB. Only 5 scaup were in the water with a
> common loon, horned grebe and buffleheads.  I thought police patrols on the
> water before the state of the union address might have chased them off.
>
> I have counted 11 bald eagles (2 adults, 9 immatures) between the
> Washington channel and the Wilson bridge this morning. At one point I had 7
> eagles in one binocular view.  The large number of hunting eagles may have
> pushed them south.
>
> Dan Rauch
> Washington, D.C.
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Subject: Re: C&O Canal- Park Entry Fees being considered for the whole length of Canal.
From: "Bud Poole Baltimore, MD" <budpoole343 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:40:33 -0800 (PST)
Thank you for explaining that. Personally I would be completely on board but 
there should be a huge concern this program has to be reauthorized every year. 
When will it be decided these funds from entry fees will be re-appropriated to 
fill "other" needs? Most likely Non-related to our cherished parks. Ms. Uncu's 
concerns become a reality in as little as a year after entry fees are approved. 


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Subject: Lesser scaup and bald eagles -DC
From: Daniel Rauch <danrauch11 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:25:36 -0500
I have been perplexed at what happened to the 1200+ lesser scaup raft between 
Hains Point and Bolling AFB. Only 5 scaup were in the water with a common loon, 
horned grebe and buffleheads. I thought police patrols on the water before the 
state of the union address might have chased them off. 


I have counted 11 bald eagles (2 adults, 9 immatures) between the Washington 
channel and the Wilson bridge this morning. At one point I had 7 eagles in one 
binocular view. The large number of hunting eagles may have pushed them south. 


Dan Rauch
Washington, D.C.

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Subject: Re: C&O Canal- Park Entry Fees being considered for the whole length of Canal.
From: Denise Ryan <screechowl AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:58:40 -0800 (PST)
In response to Ms. Uncu's message about retention of federal fees, the National 
Park Service has the authority to collect and keep fees in the park units in 
which they were collected under the Recreation Fee Demonstration Program. This 
program was reauthorized for another year in the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations 
Act "Cromnibus" that passed late last year. It is a great program that allows 
individual park units who collect less than $500k in fees to keep 100% of those 
fees for for restoration of historic, cultural and natural resources and on 
critical, deferred maintenance and facility condition improvements. If they 
collect more than $500k they keep 80% of those fees and 20% goes back to the HQ 
for the Director of the National Park Service to spend on priority projects. In 
FY 2014 the NPS Collected $751 million in fees nationally and a great majority 
went right back into those parks in addition to the fundy allocated to them for 
operations and other programs. Collecting a fee for C & O could be a big boost. 
This is getting pretty wonky, but it is literally a part of my day job to work 
on NPS funding. I hope you all will consider supporting an annual fee or even 
buying an annual National Parks Pass, because if you buy it at the C & O Canal 
office the money stays there too and it gets you into every National Park in 
the country without additional fees. If you even make it to a few a year it 
literally pays for itself. 


I'll sign off with my work email in case you have any questions about the NPS 
funding. I don't have any more details on the implementation of the plans 
except to say that Congress is cutting back on everything that is considered 
discretionary spending (not Social Security, Medicare etc) and I only expect it 
is going to get worse before it gets better in spite of the Centennial of the 
NPS next year. 


Denise Ryan, Director of Public Lands Policy, National Trust for Historic 
Preservation 

dryan at savingplaces.org
 AT B1RDERGIRL
Cheverly, MD





On Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 12:19:53 PM UTC-5, Lucy Uncu wrote:
> I agree with Andrew and there is no question that the park needs a source of 
funding.  They have cut maintenance staff to cut costs but of course the park 
will suffer.  The current proposal would institute a yearly fee of 30 dollars 
for unlimited access (as opposed to 20/year for Great Falls at the moment).  
Part of the problem is that fees collected are not retained by the park to be 
applied to park costs (this is a govt wide issue for all fees unless 
legislation allows retention of those fees for a special purpose). So even 
though GF collects lots of fees they can't use them themselves.  I am not sure 
how they are proposing using new fees to address this issue.  Also it doesn't 
seem unreasonable that campers pay a fee for hiker/biker campsites -- although 
I think 20 may be too much-- most everywhere else you have to pay.  It would 
be great if the fees they propose charging through bikers could  be used to 
improve the trails.  If they were used for that, I think bikers would be 
willing to pay.  The Great Allegheny Passage is much better maintained than 
the towpath because it is maintained by volunteers and the towns along the 
route but federal rules make it more difficult to do that on the towpath I 
think (even though volunteers already do a lot). 

> 
> Lucy Uncu
> Falls Church, VA
> 
> 
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 5:20 PM, 'Andrew Clemens' via Maryland & DC Birding 
 wrote: 

> 
> 
> 
> The word about charging fees has been out for some time now and the park has 
gotten many comments on their website.  I know that public meetings will be 
held.  Most of the comments and discussion so far have been about the ability 
to charge fees with so many access points.  SADLY lost in all that discussion 
is ANY recognition that operating the park is NOT FREE!!  It has huge 
operational costs for both personnel and capital projects (like rebuilding the 
Catoctin Aqueduct. Park personnel patrol the park and keep it clean.  All that 
costs money.  Right now there are projects that are needed that will run into 
the millions and yet the C & O Canal Park funding was cut last year and will be 
cut again.  And as budgets get tighter it will get more cuts. 

>  So, maybe the discussion needs to how we can get this wonderful resource 
fully funded so that we have a safe and clean park. 

> 
> 
> Andy Clemens
> Parkville, Md.  
> 
>  
> 
> 
> 
>  
>  
>  
> On Wednesday, January 21, 2015 3:49 PM, JAMES SPEICHER  
wrote: 

>     
> 
>  
> Unless I'm mistaken and due to weather a cancellation would also not
> be out of the question...
> 
> The first public comment hearing was to be held in Brunswick, MD this
> evening.  Obviously, CHECK appropriate websites before planning to
> attend.  It was/is probably to be held in one of the city's bldgs. so
> should be on their webpage, but I would rely more on the NPS's
> website.
> 
> At least one other public hearing is scheduled, escapes me where.
> Decision was to be announced in MAY.
> 
> As for do-ableness of fees:  They were required in SNP even from
> backcounty access points some years ago - envelopes and drop off
> containers were provided.  You retained a slip from an envelope on
> which you had entered a license plate # among other info and into
> which you tucked your fee in cash or check.  A fine would be assessed
> should a ranger check the envelopes against parked cars and find
> either no envelope, or an empty one.  Presumably a park person would
> ask to see your "slip" - not sure if they could ask for ID as well -
> when he/she encountered you in the park.  Failing to have a "slip"
> when encountered would also result in a fine.  That seems to have gone
> away, however...
> 
> Jim Speicher
> BroadRun/Burkittsville area
> [FR] Frederick County
> 
> On 1/21/15, Lucy Perron Uncu  wrote:
> > While there is proposal to charge fees, I wouldn't worry just yet. First of
> > all I can't imagine how they could actually implement entry fees at all the
> > myriad access points. They don't have enough personnel to collect every day
> > at Great Falls even now. Furthermore the yearly pass for Great Falls is $20
> > which I think they propose raising to$30.  For those over 62, a pass for 
all 

> > National Parks for the rest of your life is $10!   Finally even if they
> > implement a fee, you can always join the bike patrol (you can walk too) or
> > otherwise volunteer for free entry
> > Lucy Uncu
> > Falls Church
> >
> >
> > On January 21, 2015, at 11:09 AM, 'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding
> >  wrote:
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> >     Just heard this on the radio. Get your birding in while you can for
> > free. National Park Service is considering implementing entry park fees for
> > the entire C&O canal towpath. Right now, the only fee is the Great Falls
> > portion. A public comment is scheduled in the future.
> >
> > While at Pennyfield  Lock yesterday, notable birds: 2 Common Ravens,
> > Golden-crowned Kinglets, Winter Wrens, Mallards, Red-shouldered Hawk, 
Belted 

> > Kingfisher. No ducks on river, heard hunting on Va. side.
> >
> >
> > D.Ford/Bethesda
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Subject: Masonville 1/22/2015
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:31:13 -0800 (PST)
Today I conducted a census at Masonville. Not sure where all that wind came 
from but it certainly felt like more than 4 mph, which is what my phone said it 
was. 


The best birds were two Black-crowned Night-Herons and a Snow Bunting on the 
DMCF (restricted access). There was a large group of gulls on the ice off the 
main pier (public) but I wasn't able to find anything besides Ring-billed, 
Herring, and Great Black-backed. Large numbers of Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, and 
Northern Shovelers continue. I would still suggest looking carefully through 
the gulls. I think Baltimore is overdue for a mega-gull-rarity and this is as 
good a place as any for one to turn up. 


No Common Ground-Dove (or doves of any kind). Passerines, woodpeckers, and 
doves were minimal or completely lacking, probably due to the crazy wind! 


Full list: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21494136

Tim Carney
Canton, MD

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Subject: Common Redpoll
From: Adam Parr <balaenopteron AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:06:42 -0800 (PST)
The Redpoll made a brief appearance on her favorite yellow thistle feeder at 
2:00pm today Thursday the 22nd. I'm having a great day! 


Adam Parr
Takoma Park

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Subject: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary: Winter Waterbird Survey (both Mergansers and Rusty Blackbirds)
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:44:18 -0800 (PST)
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel, US-MD
Jan 22, 2015 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Overnight snow of several inches melting as the day grew warmer
39 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  728
Tundra Swan  2
American Black Duck  74     
Mallard  19
Northern Pintail  40     
Green-winged Teal  10
Bufflehead  1
Hooded Merganser  12
Common Merganser  20     
Great Blue Heron  2
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle  4
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  218
Herring Gull  46
gull sp.  95
Mourning Dove  1
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  2
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  2
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  31
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  10
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  19
Rusty Blackbird  3
Common Grackle  275
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  1

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Subject: Kentlands Summer Tanager [MoCo]
From: Adam Parr <balaenopteron AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:01:21 -0800 (PST)
The Summer Tanager made an appearance at 12:30 in the trees near the previously 
reported location, and on the third floor balcony around the corner, behind the 
pines. He defended this balcony aggressively against other birds. Thanks to all 
who posted and reported, and to the birder (whose name I promtly forgot, sorry) 
who relocated the bird. 


Adam Parr
Takoma Park

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