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Whippoorwill,©Barry Kent Mackay

23 Apr Fletchers Boat House DC [Mark Rositol ]
23 Apr RE: Wicomico County Glossy Ibis [Jim Green ]
23 Apr Wicomico County Glossy Ibis [Jim Green ]
23 Apr Blue-headed Vireo at Robinson Nature Center [Jim Wilkinson ]
23 Apr Swallow-tailed Kite in Howard County [Russ Ruffing ]
23 Apr Rock Creek Park, [Wallace Kornack ]
23 Apr Lake Roland and beyond, 04/22/14 [Kevin Graff ]
23 Apr Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, April 22, 2014 113 Raptors []
22 Apr Re: Can someone please identify this bird? ["'Elda Banks ]
22 Apr Re: Can someone please identify this bird? ["Jim Nelson" ]
22 Apr Fwd: NEW YARD BIRD 12:15pm ["MICHAEL L. SMITH" ]
22 Apr Can someone please identify this bird? ["'Elda Banks ]
22 Apr Swan Harbor [Linda Just ]
22 Apr Black-throated Green Warbler showed up today - Garrett [Connie Skipper ]
22 Apr HELP! Birding program with Road Scholar April 2 8- May 2 []
22 Apr Red-necked Grebe on C&O Canal [Lucy Uncu ]
22 Apr Fwd: DC Area, 4/22/2014 []
22 Apr Prothonotary Warbler, Conowingo Park [Sean McCandless ]
22 Apr Re: [OT] herring run in Rock Creek Park [Mary B ]
22 Apr Yellow Warbler, NW DC [Martin Sneary ]
22 Apr RE: Hybrid hawk Susq [Mark Johnson ]
22 Apr Hawks Aloft - Broad-winged Darnestown Montgomery Co. 4/21/14 [Don Simonson ]
22 Apr (MDbirding) NEW BIRD 12:15pm ["MICHAEL L. SMITH" ]
22 Apr Hybrid hawk Susq [Dave Littlepage ]
22 Apr FOY Purple Martin Pennyfield Lock, C&O Canal Mont. Co. 4/21 ["Jim Nelson" ]
22 Apr Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 4/22/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
22 Apr Melvin Hazen Trail, NW DC [Martin Sneary ]
22 Apr Monday Birding [Dean Mahlstedt ]
22 Apr Fort Smallwood Park Monday, April 21, 2014 46 Raptors []
21 Apr Hart-Miller Island. 04/21/14 [Kevin Graff ]
21 Apr Langston and Kingman marshes -DC [Dan Rauch ]
21 Apr Re: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia? []
21 Apr Re: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia? []
21 Apr Constitution Garden Pond Sun 4/20/14 [Judy Bromley ]
21 Apr Breeding plumage Red-necked Grebe Sunday Pennyfield C&O Canal [Lucy Uncu ]
21 Apr Thompson's Boat Center DC rough-winged swallow [Denise Ryan ]
21 Apr Breeding plumage horned grebe yesterday [Christine Ley ]
21 Apr New book by one of our own [Ellen Paul ]
21 Apr Rock Creek Park, Monday 4/21/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
21 Apr Re: leucistic red tailed hawk [MICHAEL KERWIN Ellicott City Md ]
21 Apr Re: Towson Raven [Marcy Stutzman ]
21 Apr Sunday Birding [Dean Mahlstedt ]
21 Apr Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary: Ongoing Bird Survey invitation [Karen Caruso ]
21 Apr Old Legislative Road access? [Timothy Boucher ]
20 Apr Northern Waterthrush at Patapsco State Park [Michael Redmond ]
20 Apr Calvert Co. birding, Sunday 4-20-14 [Frank Marenghi ]
20 Apr Washington County Forster's Tern. [John Hubbell ]
20 Apr Towson Raven [marian rutigliano ]
20 Apr Sandy Point State Park [Karen Caruso ]
20 Apr Little Gull at Back River []
20 Apr D.C. owl set to be released from release. The Washington Post [Robert Parsons ]
20 Apr Re: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia? [Eric Raun ]
20 Apr Re: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia? [Eric Raun ]
20 Apr Rock Creek Park, Sunday 4/20/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
20 Apr Good News About Injured Snowy []
20 Apr Re: Susquehanna SP today [Gene Ricks ]
19 Apr Re: Raptors in today's WASH POST, Apr. 19 [Rob Hilton ]
19 Apr 5 early migrant warblers at Riley's Lock, Montgomery Co. [Michael Redmond ]
19 Apr North Beach marsh [Frederick Fallon ]
19 Apr Re: Leucistic Tree Swallow at Riley's Lock [William Young ]
19 Apr Leucistic Tree Swallow at Riley's Lock [William Young ]
19 Apr Susquehanna SP today [Patricia Valdata ]
19 Apr Wood Thrushes have landed! []
19 Apr Raptors in today's WASH POST, Apr. 19 ["Carol Ghebelian" ]
19 Apr Fwd: Noon to 3 PM - Remembering Harvey Mudd []
19 Apr Patuxent North Tract - Green Heron, Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker [Karen Caruso ]
19 Apr Milford Mill Pk, 4/19/14. [myconut ]
19 Apr Re: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia? [Hugh Vandervoort ]
19 Apr Cove Point Marsh, restricted access [James Tyler Bell ]
19 Apr Purple Finch - Jessup, AA Co., 4/19/14 [PETER OSENTON ]
19 Apr If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia? [diane Ford ]
19 Apr Wheaton Regional Park 4/19/14 Mont. Co. Catbird [Judy Bromley ]
19 Apr Birding behind White Marsh Lowe's [Dean Mahlstedt ]
19 Apr FOY Yardbird -- Barred Owl, Bethesda, Mont. Co. ["Jim Nelson" ]
19 Apr Rock Creek Park, Saturday 4/19/14 [Wallace Kornack ]
19 Apr Charles County Birds 4/18 []

Subject: Fletchers Boat House DC
From: Mark Rositol <mrositol510 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:02:12 -0700 (PDT)
Noonish lunch break.  Decent selection of species.  
Eastern Kingbird, Northern Parula 2, Palm Warbler 2, Peregrine Falcon,Warbling 
Vireo singing right in front of me, Field and Chipping Sparrow, Caspian Terns 3 
perched for great views. And don't laugh, but my first Black Vulture in DC 
since I started using E Bird last fall. 


Mark Rositol
Fort Washington, MD

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Subject: RE: Wicomico County Glossy Ibis
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:26:52 -0700
  Two more flew in...now 8

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From: Jim Green 
Sent: ‎4/‎23/‎2014 1:21 PM
To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
Subject: Wicomico County Glossy Ibis

  Currently 6 of them in Rt 50 borrow pit west of Salisbury

Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD

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Subject: Wicomico County Glossy Ibis
From: Jim Green <jkgbirdman53 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:20:53 -0400
  Currently 6 of them in Rt 50 borrow pit west of Salisbury

Jim Green
Gaithersburg MD

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Subject: Blue-headed Vireo at Robinson Nature Center
From: Jim Wilkinson <lakekoshare AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:34:40 -0700 (PDT)
Along the river near the Robinson homestead. With flock of Northern Parulas, 
Chipping Sparrows, Yellow-rumped Warblers and bluebirds. 


Jim Wilkinson
Columbia, MD

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Subject: Swallow-tailed Kite in Howard County
From: Russ Ruffing <ruff2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:49:14 -0400
Posting for Harry Fink, who had a ST Kite fly over his house last evening. 
Harry lives a few miles west of Columbia. This is the county's first record to 
my knowledge and is the second new county bird for the year (Little Gull was 
the other). Harry had the bird in his binos for a good 20-30 seconds as it flew 
due north over his property. Harry is a raptor specialist and no doubt this 
bird made his decade...quite a yard bird! 


Russ Ruffing
Woodstock

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Subject: Rock Creek Park,
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:49:57 -0400
This morning (4/23) at Rock Creek Park....

Mourning Dove     7
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker  
Pileated Woodpecker  
Eastern Phoebe  
White-eyed Vireo      FOY  AT   maintenance yard
Red-eyed Vireo     FOY   heard   (Art)
Blue Jay     2
American Crow     7
Carolina Chickadee     2
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch  
Carolina Wren     2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     2
American Robin     20++
Palm Warbler (Yellow)     2
Chipping Sparrow     4
White-throated Sparrow     3
Northern Cardinal     2
Brown-headed Cowbird     2
American Goldfinch     4
House Sparrow     3

Fellow Birders:  Mardi Hastings, Judy Bromley, Art Drauglis

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: Lake Roland and beyond, 04/22/14
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:46:47 -0400
04/22/14 – 630am-7am
Jones Falls Trail at Round Falls, Baltimore, MD

WEATHER: MC, 46-47 degrees, calm
OBSERVERS: Kevin G, John L

Canada Goose – 2
Double-crested Cormorant – 12
Yellow-crowned Night Heron – 12 (5 nests occupied, 6th pair flew in
from the north)
Rock Pigeon – 1
Mourning Dove – 1
Chimney Swift – 2
Eastern Phoebe – 1
American Crow – 1
N. Rough-winged Swallow – 1
Tufted Titmouse – 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1
American Robin – 6
Northern Mockingbird – 1
European Starling – 2
Song Sparrow – 1
White-throated Sparrow – 1
Northern Cardinal – 1
Red-winged Blackbird – 1
Common Grackle – 1
Brown-headed Cowbird – 1
House Sparrow – 2
SPECIES: 21


04/22/14 – 705am-720am (across from streetcar museum, north)
Jones Falls Trail at Remington, Baltimore, MD

WEATHER: MC, 47 degrees, calm- S 3 mph
OBSERVER: Kevin Graff

Mallard – 1
Yellow-crowned Night Heron – 2 (one nest)
Rock Pigeon – 3
Mourning Dove – 1
Downy Woodpecker – 1
Blue Jay – 2 (high flyover NE)
American Crow – 1
N. Rough-winged Swallow – 4
American Robin – 4
Northern Mockingbird – 2
European Starling – 4
Northern Cardinal – 2
Common Grackle – 2
House Sparrow – 2
SPECIES: 14


04/22/14 – 745am-845am   0.3 miles (boardwalk and light rail lot area)
Robert E Lee Park—Boardwalk Trail, Baltimore Co., MD

WEATHER: MC, 49-53 degrees, S 3 mph- variable 3 mph
OBSERVERS: 16

Mallard – 2
Double-crested Cormorant – 1 (flyby N)
Great Blue Heron – 2
Rock Pigeon – 2
Mourning Dove – 3
Chimney Swift – 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – 1
Downy Woodpecker – 2
Northern Flicker – 2
Pileated Woodpecker – 1
Eastern Phoebe – 1
Blue Jay – 4
American Crow – 1
Carolina Chickadee – 3
Tufted Titmouse – 3
Carolina Wren – 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 5
Eastern Bluebird – 2
American Robin – 6
Northern Mockingbird – 1
European Starling – 6
Northern Parula – 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 3
Song Sparrow – 1
White-throated Sparrow – 2
Northern Cardinal – 3
Red-winged Blackbird – 2
Common Grackle – 2
Brown-headed Cowbird – 2
American Goldfinch – 3
SPECIES: 31


04/22/14 – 845am-1135am
Robert E Lee Park—Lake Roland, Baltimore Co., MD

WEATHER: MC/PC, 53-68 degrees, variable 3 mph- SW 4 mph
OBSERVERS: 16

Canada Goose – 9
Wood Duck – 4
Mallard – 5
Double-crested Cormorant – 1
Great Blue Heron – 1
Great Egret – 1
Green Heron – 1
Turkey Vulture – 3
Bald Eagle – 2 (adults)
Cooper’s Hawk – 2
Red-tailed Hawk – 2
Mourning Dove – 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker – 3
Downy Woodpecker – 3
Northern Flicker – 2
Warbling Vireo – 1
Blue Jay – 2
American Crow – 3
Fish Crow – 1
N. Rough-winged Swallow – 2
Tree Swallow – 2
Carolina Chickadee – 8
Tufted Titmouse – 7
White-breasted Nuthatch – 2
Carolina Wren – 2
House Wren – 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 16
Ruby-crowned Kinglet – 2
Eastern Bluebird – 3
American Robin – 14
Northern Mockingbird – 1
European Starling – 1
Northern Parula – 2
Palm Warbler – 1 (yellow)
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 4
Chipping Sparrow – 2
White-throated Sparrow – 5
Northern Cardinal – 10
Red-winged Blackbird – 8
Common Grackle – 1
Brown-headed Cowbird – 2
American Goldfinch – 2
SPECIES: 42


04/22/14 – 1135am-12pm  0.3 miles (boardwalk and light rail lot area)
Robert E Lee Park—Boardwalk Trail, Baltimore Co., MD

WEATHER: PC, 68 degrees, SW 4 mph
OBSERVERS: 12

Mallard – 2
Turkey Vulture – 1
Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
Red-tailed Hawk – 1
Ring-billed Gull – 1
Rock Pigeon – 2
Mourning Dove – 1
Chimney Swift – 2
Downy Woodpecker – 1
Pileated Woodpecker – 1 (flyby)
Eastern Phoebe – 1
Blue Jay – 1
American Crow – 1
Carolina Chickadee – 2
Tufted Titmouse – 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 4
Eastern Bluebird – 1
American Robin – 4
European Starling – 4
Song Sparrow – 1
Northern Cardinal – 2
Red-winged Blackbird – 1
Common Grackle – 1
American Goldfinch – 1
SPECIES: 24


04/22/14 – 115pm-145pm
Loch Raven Reservoir—Loch Raven Point, Baltimore Co., MD

WEATHER: MC/Overcast, 69-68 degrees, WNW 6 mph- WNW 8 mph
OBSERVER: Kevin Graff

Canada Goose – 40
Mallard – 6
Common Loon – 5
Pied-billed Grebe – 3
Horned Grebe – 2
Double-crested Cormorant – 2
Great Blue Heron – 1
Bonaparte’s Gull – 2
Ring-billed Gull – 30
Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1
American Crow – 3
Tree Swallow – 4
Cliff Swallow – 1
Carolina Chickadee – 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 1
American Robin – 2
Chipping Sparrow – 1
White-throated Sparrow – 2
Northern Cardinal – 2
Red-winged Blackbird – 1
American Goldfinch – 1
SPECIES: 21


     Kevin Graff
     Jarrettsville, MD
     KeyWeststyle2001 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Fort Smallwood Park Tuesday, April 22, 2014 113 Raptors
From: susiericc AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 03:08:37 +0000 (UTC)
Fort Smallwood Park 
Pasadena, Maryland, USA 

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2014 
Species 	Day's Count 	Month Total 	Season Total 
Black Vulture 	5 	123 	247 
Turkey Vulture 	29 	1876 	4323 
Osprey 	7 	170 	242 
Bald Eagle 	1 	32 	39 
Northern Harrier 	3 	35 	40 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 	39 	471 	545 
Cooper's Hawk 	3 	125 	191 
Northern Goshawk 	0 	0 	0 
Red-shouldered Hawk 	4 	103 	236 
Broad-winged Hawk 	6 	45 	45 
Red-tailed Hawk 	6 	106 	242 
Rough-legged Hawk 	0 	0 	0 
Golden Eagle 	0 	0 	0 
American Kestrel 	9 	366 	399 
Merlin 	1 	29 	32 
Peregrine Falcon 	0 	0 	0 
Unknown Accipiter 	0 	4 	6 
Unknown Buteo 	0 	2 	3 
Unknown Falcon 	0 	1 	1 
Unknown Eagle 	0 	0 	0 
Unknown Raptor 	0 	0 	0 
Total: 	113 	3488 	6591 

Observation start time: 	9:30 am 
Observation end time: 	2:00 pm 
Total observation time: 	4.5 hours 
Official Counter 	Sue Ricciardi 
Observers: 	Hal Wierenga, Lynn Davidson 


Visitors: 
Matthew Jure, Alan and Sue Young 

Weather: 
Increasing clouds leading to showers; 56-74 degrees; fair to good visibility; 
winds light, turning to the southwest. 


Raptor Observations: 
Finally, an end to the easterly winds, and a nice flight with 12 species. 

Non-raptor Observations: 
22 migrating Common Loons and 18 migrating Great Blue Herons with one of the 4 
flocks numbering 7. 

Complete ebird list:  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18038092 

Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi ( susiericc AT comcast.net ) 
Fort Smallwood Park information may be found at: 
http://www.mdbirds.org/sites/mdsites/hawks/hawkwatch.html 


Site Description 
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay at the 
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best winds are 
from the southwest. The Park is closed to visitors on Wednesdays. 



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Subject: Re: Can someone please identify this bird?
From: "'Elda Banks <elda.banks AT yahoo.com>' via Maryland & DC Birding"
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:41:36 -0700 (PDT)
Yes, that has got to be what they are.  I have lots of House finches and have 
never noticed the tufts.  I just saw a photo on another dicussion group and 
that was the same conclusion they came too.  Thank you. 

Elda Banks
Colesville
Silver Spring


On Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:18 PM, Jim Nelson  
wrote: 

 
Elda,
 
I’m pretty sure it is a young House Finch.  The “horns” are pin 
feathers left over from its first set of feathers.  Since the bird can’t 
reach them, preening doesn’t get rid of them.  They will fall off with 
age.  We get these a lot at our feeders when the parents first introduce 
young House Finches to the feeders.
 
Jim Nelson
Bethesda, MD
 
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Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 6:54 PM
To: Mdbirding 
Subject: [MDBirding] Can someone please identify this 
bird?
 
The bird looks sort of like a sparrow but it has horns. Is it a young 
Horned Lark?
Thanks.
Elda Banks
Colesville
Silver Spring

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Subject: Re: Can someone please identify this bird?
From: "Jim Nelson" <kingfishers2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:18:09 -0400
Elda,

I’m pretty sure it is a young House Finch. The “horns” are pin feathers 
left over from its first set of feathers. Since the bird can’t reach them, 
preening doesn’t get rid of them. They will fall off with age. We get these a 
lot at our feeders when the parents first introduce young House Finches to the 
feeders. 


Jim Nelson
Bethesda, MD

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To: Mdbirding 
Subject: [MDBirding] Can someone please identify this bird?

The bird looks sort of like a sparrow but it has horns. Is it a young Horned 
Lark? 

Thanks.
Elda Banks
Colesville
Silver Spring



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Subject: Fwd: NEW YARD BIRD 12:15pm
From: "MICHAEL L. SMITH" <ospreys AT erols.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:58:59 -0400
*Sorry*

***First new yard bird in 3 years. Beautiful Prothonotary Warbler male.


Michael L. Smith
New Windsor, Maryland

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Subject: Can someone please identify this bird?
From: "'Elda Banks <elda.banks AT yahoo.com>' via Maryland & DC Birding"
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:54:19 -0700 (PDT)
The bird looks sort of like a sparrow but it has horns. Is it a young Horned 
Lark? 

Thanks.
Elda Banks
Colesville
Silver Spring

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Subject: Swan Harbor
From: Linda Just <ljustrn AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:03:51 -0400
Nothing unusual, but a nice walk through Swan Harbor yielded some FOY birds
for my husband and myself.   A vocal KING RAIL was a pleasant sound to the
cacophony of singing birds.  We flushed at least a half dozen WILSON'S
SNIPE.  The only other shorebirds were a LEAST SANDPIPER, both YELLOWLEGS
and KILLDEER.  Lots of small puddles around, so there could have been more.
 PURPLE MARTINS are back, and NORTHERN ROUGH WINGED, TREE and BARN SWALLOWS
represented the swallow sp.  BLUE GRAY GNATCATCHERS sang in the wooded
areas, and several NORTHERN PARULAS sang from the shrubs around the wetland
loop.  BLUE WINGED and GREEN WINGED TEAL were present and inconspicuous.
 Beautiful day to be out which ended all too quickly when the rain came.
 Good excuse to go and eat some lunch!

Good birding
Lin Just
Colora, Md

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Subject: Black-throated Green Warbler showed up today - Garrett
From: Connie Skipper <cskipper10 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:44:16 -0700 (PDT)
Finally.....some warblers. A Yellow-rumped was calling yesterday, heard two 
Black-throated Greens singing at Deep Creek Lake State Park and then a Northern 
Parula calling near my home. 


Connie Skipper
Oakland, MD

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Subject: HELP! Birding program with Road Scholar April 2 8- May 2
From: dlitedirector AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:40:23 +0000 (UTC)
Delaware Technical Community College needs a knowledgable birding guide to 
assist Bill Fintel with a Road Scholar program next week, April 28 - May 2. 






To discuss pay, housing, etc., please contact Wendy Feller (contact information 
below). 



Jim Rapp 
dlitedirector AT comcast.net 
443-614-0261 
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From: "Wendy Feller"  
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:44:13 PM 
Subject: Re: Birding program with Road Scholar 

Jim- Thank you so much for your generous offer to help us advertise! 
Below is a brief description of the program and I have also attached the 
Itinerary as well which lists specific dates and times of activities. 
Any help with the excursions would be appreciated!!! 

BIRDING DELAWARE'S SEASHORES- April 28-May 2, 2014 
Host site is the Brighton Suites in Rehoboth Beach, DE 

Immerse yourself in the birding oasis of Delaware Bay shores, marshes 
and coastal woodlands — a rich habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds, 
raptors, warblers and finches. Experience such great birding sites as 
Bombay Hook and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuges, and Cape Henlopen 
State Park. Led by experts who have lived and birded the area for more 
than 25 years, this adventure is designed for beginning and experienced 
birders, and typically, well over 100 species of birds are observed. 

Highlights 
* On a mile-long hike along Gordon's Pond that begins and ends at the 
ocean, get arm's-length views of Great-blue herons, plovers and more 
than a dozen species of shorebirds. 
* Explore wooded swamps looking for Prothonotary Warblers and the 
elusive Pileated Woodpecker. 
* Experience historic Cape Henlopen, the direct flight path of thousands 
of raptors migrating along the coast. 
* Take a Pontoon Boat Ride at Trap Pond to hear the bird song and catch 
a glimpse of birds on the water. 


Thank you, again, 
Wendy Feller 
Project Coordinator 
Corporate and Community Programs 
Delaware Technical Community College 
Jack F. Owens Campus 
21179 College Drive 
Georgetown, Delaware 19947 
302-259-6366 
302-858-5451 (fax) 

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Subject: Red-necked Grebe on C&O Canal
From: Lucy Uncu <unculp AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:17:07 -0400
A Red-necked Grebe was still on the Potomac about a mile south of
Pennyfield.
Lucy Uncu
Falls Church

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Subject: Fwd: DC Area, 4/22/2014
From: lydiaschindler AT verizon.net
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:11:09 -0500 (CDT)




Subject: Prothonotary Warbler, Conowingo Park
From: Sean McCandless <seanmccandless1 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:11:06 -0400
Hi all. While I was conducting an inspection at the park, a Prothonotary 
Warbler made himself very well known. They always amaze me. 


Sean McCandless
Elkton MD

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Subject: Re: [OT] herring run in Rock Creek Park
From: Mary B <bowler_m AT bls.gov>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:03:21 -0700 (PDT)
On Monday, March 17, 2014 11:05:54 AM UTC-4, Howard Wu wrote:
> I understand this is a birding group, so apologies and please disregard this 
message if you think it is irrelevant. 

> 
> But I'd assume most birders are also interested in other natural phenomena (I 
am one of those). I know that every spring there is herring runs in many rivers 
and creeks in the Eastern US, Rock Creek being one of these, but I've never 
seen it before. 

> 
> What is the best time and location to see these herring runs?
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Howard Wu
> Fairfax County, VA

I saw them yesterday (Monday, April 21) in the sunlit water immediately 
downstream of the Mass. Ave bridge in DC. (This is a good place to look for 
them every year.) They weren't there at 9 am on my way down--I believe because 
it was still too cool--but they were teeming there later around 11:30 am when 
it was warmer. I've been told that their migration is temperature 
dependent--they need several consecutive days at a certain temperature before 
they begin moving. 


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Subject: Yellow Warbler, NW DC
From: Martin Sneary <mvsneary AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:29:42 -0700 (PDT)
A little rain often brings a surprise - nice male Yellow Warbler (FOY and first 
for the garden list), Chimney Swift and barn Swallow (2). 


Martin

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Subject: RE: Hybrid hawk Susq
From: Mark Johnson <mj3151 AT outlook.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:26:19 -0400
Too many Johnsons...how could anybody keep them straight. I just came from 
Susquehanna and saw the two hawks circling overhead right where David described 
earlier this morning. The Red-tailed is actually the larger of the two. I got 
some distant photos today. The hybrid flew directly over my head back by the 
gate along Stafford Rd a little after that, too. I've been seeing the 
Red-tailed bird for the past couple weeks but today is the first time since 
December that the hybrid has made an appearance...very cool, this is at least 
the third spring that they've returned to the same territory. 

Mark JohnsonAberdeen

> Subject: [MDBirding] Hybrid hawk Susq
> From: d.littlepage AT comcast.net
> Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:38:16 -0400
> To: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com
> 
> I just had Tom Johnson's hybrid RS x RT at Susquehanna picnic area. On the 
Blue trail. I'd as RS at first due striped tail. Bird flew up from woods with 
another Redtail which appeared smaller. The bird has the body of Rt incl. 
slight belly band on pale underparts. Also had numerous Parula W. And blue grey 
gnatcatchers and juv White eyed vireo here. 

> 
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Subject: Hawks Aloft - Broad-winged Darnestown Montgomery Co. 4/21/14
From: Don Simonson <simonson AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:09:28 -0700 (PDT)
3 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS seen migrating toward NE ; at approx 4:40 pm on 4/21 from 
our front yard (1 mile south of Darnestown, 2 miles north of Riley's Lock on 
the C and O Canal as the hawk flies). 

good birding!
Don Simonson
Darnestown, Montgomery County, MD

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Subject: (MDbirding) NEW BIRD 12:15pm
From: "MICHAEL L. SMITH" <ospreys AT erols.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:54:48 -0400
*        First new bird in 3 years. Beautiful Prothonotary Warbler male. 
He showed up first on my tube feeder then want to suet feeder. then to 
my large
  black oil seed feeder. I did not see him feed. From there he came to 
the bushes around my water garden. Marci and I watch him for about
eight minutes. What a treat.


Michael L. Smith
New Windsor, Maryland

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Subject: Hybrid hawk Susq
From: Dave Littlepage <d.littlepage AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:38:16 -0400
I just had Tom Johnson's hybrid RS x RT at Susquehanna picnic area. On the Blue 
trail. I'd as RS at first due striped tail. Bird flew up from woods with 
another Redtail which appeared smaller. The bird has the body of Rt incl. 
slight belly band on pale underparts. Also had numerous Parula W. And blue grey 
gnatcatchers and juv White eyed vireo here. 


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Subject: FOY Purple Martin Pennyfield Lock, C&O Canal Mont. Co. 4/21
From: "Jim Nelson" <kingfishers2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:19:46 -0400
We had a lovely morning walking upstream from Pennyfield Lock on the C&O Canal 
Monday. I saw my first-of-year Purple Martin flying north, high overhead. 
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were everywhere including three pairs building nests 
which were very visible due to lack of foliage. Also, a pair of Gnatcatchers 
were vigorously flying at a male Brown-headed Cowbird perched in a tree and 
fussing loudly. Makes me wonder if they recognize cowbirds as a specific threat 
or if they would attack any larger bird near where they are building a nest. 
Northern Rough-winged Swallows were gathering nest material and flying over the 
side channel that goes under the towpath just north of the Lock. Also had two 
lingering Swamp Sparrows along the Canal. A few yellow Palm Warblers were still 
around, and several Northern Parula were singing loudly. 


In other wildlife, we had several of the smaller-sized spring brood of Zebra 
Swallowtails and a Red Admiral. We also were very surprised to see a raccoon 
boldly foraging in broad daylight across the Canal from the impoundments. 


A great morning to be out.

Jim Nelson
Bethesda, MD

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Tuesday 4/22/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:05:46 -0400
This morning (4/22) at Rock Creek Park......

Mourning Dove     6
Red-bellied Woodpecker     5
Northern Flicker     3
Blue Jay     4
Fish Crow  
Tufted Titmouse     3
Carolina Wren     2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  
American Robin     20++
Northern Mockingbird     2     FOY   AT  dog run
European Starling  
Louisiana Waterthrush       heard in maintenance yard
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  
Chipping Sparrow     3
White-throated Sparrow     7
Northern Cardinal     8
American Goldfinch     7+
House Sparrow  

Fellow Birders:  Gary Nelson, Mardi Hastings, Jim Lemert, Kathryn Kratzer

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: Melvin Hazen Trail, NW DC
From: Martin Sneary <mvsneary AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:16:01 -0700 (PDT)
With a shift in the winds, finally quite a birdy morning...

Mallard  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  4
Fish Crow
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Carolina Wren
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher  3
Hermit Thrush  2
American Robin
Starling
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Prairie Warbler  2
Eastern Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Good birding!

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Subject: Monday Birding
From: Dean Mahlstedt <birdingboyy AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:53:08 -0700 (PDT)
I tried out Cromwell Valley Park (in Baltimore county) today. 
Started: 5:07PM
Ended: 7:21PM
 
White Throat Sparrow - 1 (but heard plenty more)
American Goldfinch - 1
Chipping Sparrow - 7
Nothern Flicker - 2
Bluebird - 3
Towhee - 2
Mourning Dove - 8
Mallard - 2
Brown Headed Cowbird - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 2
Tufted Titmouse - 2
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher - 7 (but heard many more)
American Robin - 28 (probably a bit more)
Mockingbird - 1
Northern Cardinal - 5 (heard many more)
European Starling - 4
Red Winged Blackbird - 14 (heard many more)
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 9 (heard others)

Dean 
Overlea, MD

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Subject: Fort Smallwood Park Monday, April 21, 2014 46 Raptors
From: susiericc AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:42:40 +0000 (UTC)
Fort Smallwood Park 
Pasadena, Maryland, USA 

Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2014 
Species 	Day's Count 	Month Total 	Season Total 
Black Vulture 	12 	118 	242 
Turkey Vulture 	17 	1847 	4294 
Osprey 	2 	163 	235 
Bald Eagle 	3 	31 	38 
Northern Harrier 	0 	32 	37 
Sharp-shinned Hawk 	6 	432 	506 
Cooper's Hawk 	1 	122 	188 
Northern Goshawk 	0 	0 	0 
Red-shouldered Hawk 	1 	99 	232 
Broad-winged Hawk 	3 	39 	39 
Red-tailed Hawk 	1 	100 	236 
Rough-legged Hawk 	0 	0 	0 
Golden Eagle 	0 	0 	0 
American Kestrel 	0 	357 	390 
Merlin 	0 	28 	31 
Peregrine Falcon 	0 	0 	0 
Unknown Accipiter 	0 	4 	6 
Unknown Buteo 	0 	2 	3 
Unknown Falcon 	0 	1 	1 
Unknown Eagle 	0 	0 	0 
Unknown Raptor 	0 	0 	0 
Total: 	46 	3375 	6478 

Observation start time: 	10:00 am  
Observation end time: 	3:30 pm daylight time 
Total observation time: 	5.5 hours 
Official Counter 	Sue Ricciardi 
Observers: 	John Hoffman 


Visitors: 
Lynne and Chris Parks; Hugh Hoffman; Liz Grimes 

Weather: 
Mostly sunny; 52-63 degrees; good visibility; winds light with a NE tendency 

Raptor Observations: 
A few more migrants today.  The flight has stagnated with s everal days of 
winds with an easterly component. 


Non-raptor Observations: 
Black-crowned Night-Heron 


Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi ( susiericc AT comcast.net ) 
Fort Smallwood Park information may be found at: 
http://www.mdbirds.org/sites/mdsites/hawks/hawkwatch.html 


Site Description 
Fort Smallwood Park is located on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay at the 
mouth of the Patapsco River, 11 miles south of Baltimore, MD. Best winds are 
from the southwest. The Park is closed to visitors on Wednesdays. 



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Subject: Hart-Miller Island. 04/21/14
From: Kevin Graff <keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:38:24 -0400
04/21/14 – 710am-3pm
Hart-Miller Island, Essex, Baltimore Co., MD

WEATHER: PC, 33-64 degrees, calm- SE 5K
OBSERVERS: Kevin Graff, John Landers

Canada Goose – 18
Wood Duck – 7
Gadwall – 15
American Black Duck – 8
Mallard – 31
Blue-winged Teal – 2
Northern Shoveler – 56
Green-winged Teal – 23
Ring-necked Duck – 2
Lesser Scaup – 65
Bufflehead – 2
Hooded Merganser – 3
Red-breasted Merganser – 15
Ruddy Duck – 237
Pied-billed Grebe – 1
Double-crested Cormorant – 177
*AMERICAN BITTERN – 1
Great Blue Heron – 9
Great Egret – 2
Snowy Egret – 3
Turkey Vulture – 3
Osprey – 12
Bald Eagle – 1
Northern Harrier – 1
Peregrine Falcon – 1
American Coot – 8
*BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER – 1
*AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER – 1
Killdeer – 6
Greater Yellowlegs – 3
Lesser Yellowlegs – 10
*LEAST SANDPIPER – 7
*PECTORAL SANDPIPER – 1
*DUNLIN – 13
*SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER – 1 (atlantic race)
Bonaparte’s Gull – 13
Ring-billed Gull – 81
Herring Gull – 31
Great Black-backed Gull – 9
Caspian Tern – 251
Mourning Dove – 4
Downy Woodpecker – 3
American Crow – 3
Purple Martin – 1
N. Rough-winged Swallow – 1
Tree Swallow – 143
Barn Swallow – 4
Carolina Chickadee – 4
Carolina Wren – 5
Hermit Thrush – 1
Brown Thrasher – 1
European Starling – 15
Common Yellowthroat – 1
Eastern Towhee – 1
Savannah Sparrow – 4
Song Sparrow – 14
Swamp Sparrow – 3
White-throated Sparrow – 21
Northern Cardinal – 11
Red-winged Blackbird – 90
Common Grackle – 7
Brown-headed Cowbird – 9
House Finch – 2
American Goldfinch – 3
SPECIES: 64
INDIVIDUALS: 1481

MAMMALS
Red Fox – 2
WT Deer – 2
Raccoon (fresh tracks)

REPTILES
E Painted Turtle – 1
Northern Black Racer – 1

AMPHIBIANS
Southern Leopard Frog – 1

BUTTERFLIES
Black Swallowtail – 1
Cabbage White – 7
Orange Sulphur – 3
Gray Hairstreak – 1
Painted Lady – 2
Monarch – 1
Juvenal’s Duskywing – 1

DRAGONFLIES
Common Green Darner – 1

MOTHS
Eastern Tent Caterpillar – 315

BEETLES
Bronzed Tiger Beetle – 50
Multi-colored Asian Lady Beetle – 1
Seven-spotted Lady Beetle – 1



     Kevin Graff
     Jarrettsville, MD
     KeyWeststyle2001 AT gmail.com

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Subject: Langston and Kingman marshes -DC
From: Dan Rauch <danrauch11 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 20:27:26 -0400
A few good birds out today 
Langston Marshes (three islands and marshes in the middle off Langston Golf 
course off Benning Rd 


Green heron 4.  Up from just 1 a week or so ago
Yellow warbler
Wilson's snipe 2
Chimney swift 5
Tree swallows 4

Kingman and heritage islands
Bald eagle 2 adults continue. Hopefully nesting close
Palm warbler 6
Chimney shift 4
Tree swallow 3
Wood duck 5


Dan Rauch
Washington, D.C. 

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Subject: Re: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia?
From: sophie.m.gorman AT hotmail.com
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:22:04 -0700 (PDT)
I saw the common loon at Lake Artemesia Sunday afternoon around 2pm.

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Subject: Re: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia?
From: sophie.m.gorman AT hotmail.com
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:22:04 -0700 (PDT)
I saw the common loon at Lake Artemesia Sunday afternoon around 2pm.

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Subject: Constitution Garden Pond Sun 4/20/14
From: Judy Bromley <jlbromley AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:02:07 -0700 (PDT)
In among the many mallards was one lone female Bufflehead, popping up and down, 
trying desperately to dive into the shallow, mucky waters of the Constitution 
Pond. Hope she made it out to the River! 


Judy Bromley
Bethesda, MD

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Subject: Breeding plumage Red-necked Grebe Sunday Pennyfield C&O Canal
From: Lucy Uncu <unculp AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:06:07 -0400
We had a nice RNGR Sunday near Pennyfield in the Potomac.  We thought we
saw possibly the same bird on Saturday while biking butt it dove and  then
didn't resurface (well I am sure it did but we didn't see it).
Also had lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Palm Warbler and lots of Parulas
and Louisiana Waterthrush calling - about 7 each on the stretch between
Great Falls and Pennyfiield.
Lucy Uncu

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Subject: Thompson's Boat Center DC rough-winged swallow
From: Denise Ryan <screechowl AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:31:42 -0700 (PDT)
There was at least one and maybe two rough-winged swallows near the Thompson 
Boat house at the mouth of the creek and the Potomac River around 1 pm. It also 
called a few times before flying off towards the creek. 


Denise Ryan
Cheverly, MD
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Subject: Breeding plumage horned grebe yesterday
From: Christine Ley <chrisley21 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 12:30:37 -0400
Just south of glen echo on the river.  Very striking.
Chris Ley
Bethesda

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Subject: New book by one of our own
From: Ellen Paul <ellen.paul AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:18:49 -0700 (PDT)
Those of us who bird in the DC/MoCo/NOVA area (aka the "DMV") count as one of 
our own Bill Young of Arlington, VA. I was happy to run into Bill twice this 
past weekend - first at Riley's Lock and again at Occoquan. I was thrilled for 
Bill to know that the book he's been working on for years is being released 
today! I had forgotten that years ago, Bill sent me a sample chapter to 
critique and I begged him to use capital letters on the common names. Bill, 
however, remembered and he assured me that I had persuaded him and thus, the 
book caps the common names. 


The book is called THE FASCINATION OF BIRDS: FROM THE ALBATROSS TO THE 
YELLOWTHROAT. 


From the Amazon description: 

This captivating collection of 99 essays offers a well-researched but 
easy-to-read look at birds as familiar as the sparrow and as seldom-seen as the 
albatross, from dancing varieties (crane) to sacred ones (ibis) to those 
associated with practical jokes and assassinations (snipe). 


Alphabetically arranged by type of bird, the essays combine the author's 
extensive field experience with reflections drawn from biology, ecology, 
literature, music, history, linguistics, politics, sports, entertainment, and 
other areas. References range from Homer's description of a cormorant in flight 
to mentions of birds in Monty Python sketches; from the filmmaking of Alfred 
Hitchcock to the music of Robyn Hitchcock. 


We've already ordered and are looking forward to enjoying (but not until 
migration ends!). 


Ellen Paul
Bethesda MD

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Monday 4/21/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:51:54 -0400
This morning (4/21) at Rock Creek Park.....

Canada Goose     2     fly by
Mourning Dove     10
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Downy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker     2
Pileated Woodpecker      2
Eastern Phoebe     2
American Crow     5
Fish Crow  
Carolina Chickadee     6
Tufted Titmouse     3
White-breasted Nuthatch     2
Brown Creeper       FOY  Maintenance Yard
Carolina Wren     3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     7
American Robin     20+
Brown Thrasher  
Cedar Waxwing     10
Eastern Towhee     2
Chipping Sparrow     3
Song Sparrow     2
White-throated Sparrow     5
Northern Cardinal     7
Brown-headed Cowbird     7
House Finch     2
American Goldfinch     7
House Sparrow     3

Fellow Birders:  Sharon Forsyth, Jim Lemert, Bill Butler, Helga Butler

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: Re: leucistic red tailed hawk
From: MICHAEL KERWIN Ellicott City Md <m63kerwin AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:57:48 -0700 (PDT)
On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:48:45 PM UTC-4, Ranger Mike wrote:
> Does anyone have the location where the leucistic red tailed hawk was being 
seen in the Mt. Airy area I must have deleted the location by mistake. Thanks, 
Mike -- 


The Leuchistic Red tail was present again this morning (4-21) at 750 am, the 
same place I have been seeing it. (saw it once last week) directions 

Route 70 to south 27 at the first light make a right onto Mill Bottom road. 
Take the road to the end (This road dead ends). Look to the west 150 yards, the 
bird is seen perched high in the largest tree. 

send me your phone number by email and I will call when I see it next 
(m63kerwin AT verizon.net) 

Best
Mike K

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Subject: Re: Towson Raven
From: Marcy Stutzman <marciastutzman AT netscape.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:36:58 -0700 (PDT)
You mention a large glass-windowed building and I thought I'd share this 
tidbit. One of the ravens from the T. Howard Duckett Dam area (7400 Brooklyn 
Bridge Road, Laurel, MD) would visit a large glass-windowed building on 
Sweitzer Lane at Rte 198 (Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, Maryland 20707), challenging 
his reflection repeatedly. 


Marcy Stutzman
Russett, MD 20724

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Subject: Sunday Birding
From: Dean Mahlstedt <birdingboyy AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:26:29 -0700 (PDT)
Went to two places on Sunday for birding. The first place was Rocks State Park 
in northern Harford County. Surprisingly there wasn't alot to see in the way of 
birds. However we did see 15 Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers along the White Trail. Once 
down to the parking lot, we counted 15 American Robins. Aside from those, not 
too much else. 

 
Later while visiting a friend in Joppa, his back yard was a hot spot of birding 
activity. In 35 minutes (5:50PM - 6:25PM) I spotted: 

 
Mourning Dove - 2
House Finch - 4
House Sparrow - 2
Common Grackle - 3
Red Winged Blackbird - 4
Junco - 1
Song Sparrow - 2
European Starling - 2
American Robin - 4
Blue Bird - 1
White Breasted Nuthatch - 3
Tufted Titmouse - 2
Carolina Chickadee - 1
American Crow - 2
Pileated Woodpecker - 1
Yellow Shafted Flicker - 4 (they were playing "it" or so it seemed as they 
buzzed all over the yard and went from tree to tree. 

Hairy/Downy Woodpecker - 1 (could not determine for sure)
Red Bellied Woodpecker - 1
 
Hope all had a Happy Easter
Dean in Overlea

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Subject: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary: Ongoing Bird Survey invitation
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 05:09:35 -0700 (PDT)
We are extending the bi-weekly bird survey - while we have years and years 
worth of data for winter, we really don't have much of a handle on the 
spring/summer numbers in the same survey 

area. The dates for the next couple of months are Apr 24, May 8, May 22, June 
5, June 19, July 3. Dave Mozurkewich will lead and I will handle the data. 


If you have always wanted to join us on a survey morning but were put off by 
the weather, please come join us now. Gates open at 7:00, survey starts on the 
Observation Deck at 7:30. Approximately 

2 miles and 3 hours of birding.  Scopes are very useful, though not necessary.

If you are not a member of the Friends, the admission is 6.00 per car. However, 
I have guest passes available, so let me know when you join us - I'm the one 
with the clipboard! 


Karen Caruso

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Subject: Old Legislative Road access?
From: Timothy Boucher <timothyboucherbirder AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:58:41 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all

When birding Old Legislative Road area - is there a path or a trail that people 
use (not on the main road)? Do you notify the farmer that you are on his land 
or does he allow people into certain areas? 


Thanks
Tim Boucher
Bethesda, MD

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Subject: Northern Waterthrush at Patapsco State Park
From: Michael Redmond <michaelredmond76 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 18:04:54 -0700 (PDT)
This Easter Sunday we visited Patapsco State Park near Catonsville, MD 
(Baltimore Co). We birded along the busy hike/bike trail from the swinging 
bridge to the dam. Our best bird was a Northern Waterthrush that was happy to 
oblige with great views. The hands-down bird du jour was Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 
with many many small parties along the 2 mile trail, often accompanied by 
ruby-crowned kinglets. 


Canada Goose
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Carolina Wren
Eastern Phoebe
American Crow
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Chickadee
Brown Thrasher
American Robin
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (50+)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (20+)
Northern Parula (5+; many singing)
Northern Waterthrush 
American Cardinal
Field Sparrow


Michael and Julia Redmond
Bethesda, MD

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Subject: Calvert Co. birding, Sunday 4-20-14
From: Frank Marenghi <frank_marenghi AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:49:07 -0700 (PDT)
I spent the morning covering several miles within Calvert Cliffs State Park. I 
saw 46 species here including several FOYs, 8 warbler species and 3 vireos. 
Highlights were a singing Worm-eating Warbler, a Red-eyed Vireo, two 
Yellow-throated Vireos, several Yellow-throated Warblers, Parulas, Louisiana 
Waterthrushes, Black and White Warblers, C. Yellowthroats, Pine Warblers, and 
Ovenbirds. 


I also stopped at Battle Creek Nature Center and saw two Prothonotary Warblers, 
Yellow-rumps, more Waterthrushes and Parulas, another Red-eyed Vireo, 
copulating Bluebirds, and a lingering Brown Creeper. 


Beautiful morning to be out birding,

Frank Marenghi
Annapolis, MD

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Subject: Washington County Forster's Tern.
From: John Hubbell <johngilhub1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:28:17 -0400
I spent the entire morning in Washington County walking the C&O Canal path
near Harper's Ferry.  The best bird was a Forster's Tern working the rapids
below Dam 3.  There was also a Red-necked Grebe on the river.  The land
birding was enjoyable as well with FOY Warbling Vireos and a Prothonotary
Warbler along with Louisiana Waterthrushes, Yellow-throated Warblers, and a
Northern Parula.  Yellow-rumped Warblers were singing everywhere.

In the early afternoon, I spent an hour or so hawk watching at Washington
Monument State Park.  In addition to the many vultures, the raptors
included:

Osprey - 1 (both Frederick and Washington Counties)
Northern Harrier -1 (Frederick)
Broad-winged Hawk - 2 (both)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 1 (Frederick)
Red-tailed Hawk - 1 (Frederick)
Merlin -1  (Frederick).

My last stop was Williamsport along the Potomac River, where I saw Chimney
Swifts and a Cliff Swallow.

John Hubbell
Washington DC

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Subject: Towson Raven
From: marian rutigliano <mcrutig AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:30:32 -0700
The Raven that landed in my backyard last weekend appears to now be
regularly in the area. I saw it once this past week when I got home from
work early and saw it flying around yesterday. This afternoon it was around
a lot.

The area is at the intersection of Goucher Blvd & Providence Rd where there
is a large glass-windowed building with high bare trees next to it, where
the Raven likes to perch. After watching it for about a half hour just now
it swooped down into the brushy clearing between my neighbor's and my yard.
Some nice close-up looks. It also briefly perched on a cut tree branch
right on Goucher Blvd. Seems to prefer the south side of the street.

Marian Rutigliano
Towson, MD
Balt Co

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Subject: Sandy Point State Park
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:30:53 -0700 (PDT)
Sandy Point State Park, Anne Arundel, US-MD
Apr 20, 2014 12:01 PM - 3:01 PM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:     On foot and by car
23 species

Canada Goose  
Mallard  
Lesser Scaup  
Great Blue Heron  
Black Vulture  
Turkey Vulture  
Osprey  
Ring-billed Gull  
Great Black-backed Gull  
Downy Woodpecker  
Blue Jay  
American Crow  
Fish Crow  
Carolina Chickadee  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
Eastern Bluebird  
Northern Mockingbird  
Yellow-rumped Warbler  
Chipping Sparrow  
Northern Cardinal  
Red-winged Blackbird  
Common Grackle  
Brown-headed Cowbird  

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Subject: Little Gull at Back River
From: keyweststyle2001 AT gmail.com
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:37:35 -0400




Subject: D.C. owl set to be released from release.  The Washington Post
From: Robert Parsons <rparsons AT exclusiveresorts.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:45:12 +0000
For those interested, here is an article on the release of the Snowy Owl.  


http://m.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-owl-set-to-be-released-from-rehab/2014/04/18/db582048-c72f-11e3-bf7a-be01a9b69cf1_story.html 



Robert Parsons
Gaithersburg

Robert Parsons
Chief Financial Officer

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Subject: Re: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia?
From: Eric Raun <raueri AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:38:07 -0700 (PDT)
On Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:04:39 PM UTC-4, diane Ford wrote:
> Hi all,
>    If anyone sees Common Loon at Lake A, could post "still present". I'm 
going to try later this afternoon to see it. 

> 
> D.Ford/Bethesda

Not there this morning. 

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Subject: Re: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia?
From: Eric Raun <raueri AT msn.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:38:07 -0700 (PDT)
On Saturday, April 19, 2014 3:04:39 PM UTC-4, diane Ford wrote:
> Hi all,
>    If anyone sees Common Loon at Lake A, could post "still present". I'm 
going to try later this afternoon to see it. 

> 
> D.Ford/Bethesda

Not there this morning. 

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Sunday 4/20/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:36:02 -0400
This morning (4/20) at Rock Creek Park....

Mourning Dove     12
Chimney Swift     2
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Downy Woodpecker     7
Northern Flicker     3
Pileated Woodpecker  
Eastern Phoebe  
Blue Jay     2
American Crow  
Barn Swallow  
Carolina Chickadee     3
Tufted Titmouse     8
White-breasted Nuthatch     8
Carolina Wren  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet     4
American Robin     20
Brown Thrasher  
European Starling     4
Yellow-rumped Warbler     3
Eastern Towhee     4
Chipping Sparrow     2
Song Sparrow  
White-throated Sparrow     12
Northern Cardinal     3
Brown-headed Cowbird     10
House Finch     2
American Goldfinch     5
House Sparrow     4

Fellow Birders:  Greg Gough, Sharon Forsyth, Gerry Hawkins, Martin Sneary

Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: Good News About Injured Snowy
From: Guineabird AT aol.com
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:30:02 -0400 (EDT)
CBS News Sunday Morning, reported today that the Snowy Owl injured  by a 
D.C. bus, then sent to the University of Minnesota's Raptor Center,  was 
released Apr 19 near Superior, Wisconsin. 
 
They report that the bird is in "great" condition.  

Gail  Frantz
Old Hanover Rd
Reisterstown
Baltimore  County

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Subject: Re: Susquehanna SP today
From: Gene Ricks <gricks1949 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:43:37 -0700 (PDT)
On Saturday, April 19, 2014 7:58:23 PM UTC-4, Pat Valdata, Elkton wrote:
> I had a nice encounter with two Blue-gray Gnatcatchers today at the picnic 
area. They were foraging in some shrubs and let me get quite close. I heard 
White-throated Sparrows and a Towhee but didn't see them. The only warbler was 
a drab olive one with a noticeable eye ring, hint of wing bar, and slight 
buffiness on the flanks. I consulted my Sibley tome and concluded that it was a 
first-year Pine Warbler. Sound reasonable? Nothing else seems to match. 

> 
> 
> 
> Not much else happening there. Trillium are in bloom but the bluebells are 
just starting. 

> 
> 
> 
> 
> Pat Valdata
> Elkton, MD

Ruby-Crowned Kinglets travel with the blue-gray gnatcatchers this time of year.
Your description describes one to a tee.

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Subject: Re: Raptors in today's WASH POST, Apr. 19
From: Rob Hilton <rob.hilton.2010 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:33:44 -0700 (PDT)
Here's the direct link to the story

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ecologists-track-dc-ospreys-long-journey-home--from-south-america-to-the-anacostia/2014/04/18/78a5dd18-c3fc-11e3-b195-dd0c1174052c_story.html 


Rob Hilton
Silver Spring

On Saturday, April 19, 2014 5:03:51 PM UTC-4, Carol Ghebelian wrote:
> Returning Ospreys on Anacostia - gps tracked migration.  - Front Page
> DC's injured Snowy Owl released in MN - B5
>     or
> http://www.washingtopost.com/local
>  
> Carol Ghebelian
> Indian Head, MD

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Subject: 5 early migrant warblers at Riley's Lock, Montgomery Co.
From: Michael Redmond <michaelredmond76 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:05:27 -0700 (PDT)
On Saturday afternoon, for our first spring migrant foray of 2014 we went to 
Seneca Creek/Riley's Lock on the C & O Canal, Poolesville, MD. 


We were hoping for some early passage wood-warbler species and ended up with 5 
(all FOY for us). 

Several other birders were out on this nice afternoon and also saw the Palm and 
Prothonotary Warblers along the river-bank. We saw the Parulas and the 
Yellow-throated (both spp. singing) in the woods north of the pond. The 
yellow-rumps were everywhere. 


Pied-billed Grebe (on river)
Double-crested Cormorant (on river and pond)
Gt. Blue Heron
Black Vulture 
Turkey Vulture
Red-bellied Woodpecker (heard)
American Crow
Carolina Wren
Tree Swallow (including the leucistic headed female); prospecting the 
nest-boxes in the pond. 

Tufted Titmouse
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (12+)

N. Parula Warbler (2)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (dozens)
Yellow-throated Warbler
Palm Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler

American Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
American Cardinal 

Michael Redmond
Bethesda, MD

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Subject: North Beach marsh
From: Frederick Fallon <fwfallon AT ymail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:24:25 -0700 (PDT)
This eve at the marsh, there were -

Snowy Egret 1
Mallard 3 pr
Blue-w Teal 3 m in v crisp plumage
N Shoveler 2 m
B'parte's Gull 6, 2 w/hoods
Barn Swallows ~ 10

Fred & Jane Fallon
Huntingtown

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Subject: Re: Leucistic Tree Swallow at Riley's Lock
From: William Young <wcyoung4242 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:06:58 -0700 (PDT)
On Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:24:39 PM UTC-4, William Young wrote:
> Here is a revised link to the leucistic Tree Swallow  photo.
> 
> 
http://www.slickpic.com/users/WilliamYoung/albums/LeucisticTreeSwallow/?wallpaper#7868479 

> 
> 
> Bill Young
> Arlington, VA

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Subject: Leucistic Tree Swallow at Riley's Lock
From: William Young <wcyoung4242 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:24:39 -0700 (PDT)
On Saturday morning, I saw a leucistic female Tree Swallow at Riley's Lock in 
Pooleville, MD. The bird's head was mostly white. She was seen around 8 a.m. by 
me and the three people I was with, and other people subsequently saw her. Here 
is a link to a photo. 


http://www.slickpic.com/album/LeucisticTreeSwallow#7868479

This photo was taken while she perched on one of the Prothonotary Warbler boxes 
not far from the bridge. 


Bill Young
Arlington, VA

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Subject: Susquehanna SP today
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:58:23 -0400
I had a nice encounter with two Blue-gray Gnatcatchers today at the picnic
area. They were foraging in some shrubs and let me get quite close. I heard
White-throated Sparrows and a Towhee but didn't see them. The only warbler
was a drab olive one with a noticeable eye ring, hint of wing bar, and
slight buffiness on the flanks. I consulted my Sibley tome and concluded
that it was a first-year Pine Warbler. Sound reasonable? Nothing else seems
to match.

Not much else happening there. Trillium are in bloom but the bluebells are
just starting.

Pat Valdata
Elkton, MD

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Subject: Wood Thrushes have landed!
From: birdingcouple AT yahoo.com
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:54:43 +0000
Lisa and I heard a wood thrush singing across the street this evening. They 
nest in our back woods and usually arrive between April 23 and 27. 


Spring has officially begun!

Good Birding and Happy Easter. 

Warren and Lisa Strobel
Annapolis, Md
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Subject: Raptors in today's WASH POST, Apr. 19
From: "Carol Ghebelian" <ghebelian AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:03:51 -0400
Returning Ospreys on Anacostia - gps tracked migration.  - Front Page

DC's injured Snowy Owl released in MN - B5

    or

http://www.washingtopost.com/local

 

Carol Ghebelian

Indian Head, MD

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Subject: Fwd: Noon to 3 PM - Remembering Harvey Mudd
From: pobrien776 AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:29:30 -0400 (EDT)
Marion Mudd asked me to post the following announcement and invitation.


NOTE: If you will be coming please email her at 


Paul O'Brien
Rockville, Mont. Co., MD



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From: Marion Mudd 
To: Paul & Barbara O'Brien 
Cc: muddman217 
Sent: Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:00 am
Subject: FW: Noon to 3 PM - Remembering Harvey Mudd



DearFriends, Kin & Colleagues
   of  S. Harvey Mudd
 
We invite you to join us to remember 
Harvey Mudd andcelebrate his life on
Saturday, May 3rd at Woodend/
Audubon Naturalist Society, 
8940 Jones Mill Rd, Chevy Chase, MD.
Noon to 3 pm.Remembrances at 1pm.
Refreshments will be served.
Marion, Susan, Lincoln and Dan Mudd
                                              
 
S. HARVEY MUDD,M.D.  

On January 21, 2014, surrounded by his family. 
Dear beloved husband of Marion Heinrich Mudd; father ofSusan of Chicago, 
Lincoln and Daniel of Takoma Park, brother of Emily Mitchelland John, uncle of 
seven nieces and five nephews and grandfather of six. A celebrationof his life 
will be held May 3rd in the afternoon at Woodend/Audubon Society inChevy Chase. 
His obituary was in WashingtonPost on February 26, 2014. Gifts in his memory 
may be made toClinic for Special Children, PO Box 128, Strasburg, PA 17579; 
AudubonNaturalist Society, 8940 Jones Mill Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; 
NaturalResources Defense Council, 1152 15th St. N.W. DC 20005; or a causeof 
your choice. Wash Post 3/14/14 

 
 
 
 
 


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Subject: Patuxent North Tract - Green Heron, Barred Owl, Pileated Woodpecker
From: Karen Caruso <karen.caruso AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:07:53 -0700 (PDT)
Patuxent Research Refuge--North Tract, Anne Arundel, US-MD
Apr 19, 2014 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments:     with Leo Weigant
24 species

Canada Goose  1
Mallard  1
Wild Turkey  1
Pied-billed Grebe  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Barred Owl  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
American Crow  1
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  1
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
American Goldfinch  1

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Subject: Milford Mill Pk, 4/19/14.
From: myconut <myconut AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:37:49 -0400
A late start negated a planned look for warblers at Susquehanna SP; instead, 
took my first look this year at Milford Mill Park.  The noise quotient at its 
NW corner has been enhanced by construction of an exit ramp onto Milford Mill 
Rd. 


Just a scattering of activity,  including: a maddening heard-only PRAIRIE 
WARBLER; several YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS; and, finally, a briefly seen warbler 
type at waters edge, confirmed bythe song of the LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH. Also 
notable: overhead, RT HAWK, COOPER'S HAWK and very active BG GNATCATCHERS & RC 
KINGLETS. A lone A GOLDFINCH also noteworthy. Species list follows: 


T Vulture                                    A  Robin
RT Hawk                                    BG Gnatcatcher
Cooper's Hawk                         RC Kinglet
Rock Dove                                 YR Warbler
C Flicker                                     Prairie Warbler
C Chickadee                              LA Waterthrush
T Titmouse                                N Cardinal
WB Nuthatch                             A Goldfinch

Also noted: my first Bee Fly and several small Bumblebees; the Spring Azure and 
Cabbage butterflies, plus my first Mourning  Cloak b'fly. 


Spring wildflowers:  2 late Bloodroot; the omnipresent Lesser Celandine; good 
no's of Trout Lily & Toothwort. No sign of previously seen 

                                     Showy Orchis.
Paul Noell
Balto   MD




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Subject: Re: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia?
From: Hugh Vandervoort <hughva AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:33:35 -0400
It was there yesterday morning.
Annapolis, MD
My Birding Blog
http://hughvandervoort.com/wordpress/


On Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 3:04 PM, diane Ford  wrote:
> Hi all,
>    If anyone sees Common Loon at Lake A, could post "still present". I'm
> going to try later this afternoon to see it.
>
> D.Ford/Bethesda
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Subject: Cove Point Marsh, restricted access
From: James Tyler Bell <jtylerbell AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:07:29 -0700 (PDT)
Bob Boxwell is the director of the Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust and has a 
good working relationship with Dominion Power who has allowed Bob, and SMAS, 
access to the beach area of Cove Point. The last two October SMAS field trips, 
we've had Nelson's Sparrows including one bird in 2012 that teed up allowing 
prolonged scope views for all participants. Our target was sparrows again 
though we had limited success. 


As we walked down the beach toward the replanted beach grass area, we 
encountered the first of at least 4 Seaside Sparrows. No sharp-tails of either 
species were seen or heard. Probably a few days too early? 


A Sora and a Virginia Rail each called from the marsh. Lots of Tree Swallows 
and a handful each of Purple Martins, N. Rough-winged Swallows and Barn 
Swallows were flying around at the closest part of the freshwater pond and the 
beach. A flock of 13 Sanderlings lead us back to the trail from the beach to 
the parking area. Very little breeze made this an enjoyable foray! 


Full checklist below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S17959054


Tyler Bell
jtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland

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Subject: Purple Finch - Jessup, AA Co., 4/19/14
From: PETER OSENTON <roadwarrior71 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:06:38 -0700 (PDT)
Hi everyone,

Well, I had a nice surprise this morning. I had one female PUFI in the back 
yard. This falls within the spring dates I have for them,from 3/26 thru 4/23, 
but, most records are from April 12th to April 23rd. 


Peter Osenton
Jessup, Md. (AA Co.)

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Subject: If Common Loon still at Lake Artemesia?
From: diane Ford <dmford455 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:04:39 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,
 If anyone sees Common Loon at Lake A, could post "still present". I'm going 
to try later this afternoon to see it. 


D.Ford/Bethesda

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Subject: Wheaton Regional Park 4/19/14 Mont. Co. Catbird
From: Judy Bromley <jlbromley AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:49:24 -0700 (PDT)
Beautiful clean Catbird showed up at Wheaton this morning (FOY for me). 3 Palm 
warblers still hanging around. House Wren, reported by Gail, singing by the 
white house. 


Judy Bromley
Bethesda, MD

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Subject: Birding behind White Marsh Lowe's
From: Dean Mahlstedt <birdingboyy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:57:17 -0700 (PDT)
I took a 30 minute walk behind Lowe's .this morning and saw a few birds of 
interest. For the second time in two weeks I spotted a Bald Eagle. I never saw 
him on the ground but spotted him at first just above the tree tops until he 
gained altitude and soared from high above. Later spotted a Cooper's Hawk in a 
tree being "harassed" by a Red Winged Blackbird. Another sighting was an 
American Goldfinch attracting attention as it sang (Mockingbird moved in 
close). 

I did see 6 mockingbirds, a fair amount of RWBB and 15-20 American Robins in 
just that short timeframe (10AM - 10:30AM). 

 
Dean in Overlea

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Subject: FOY Yardbird -- Barred Owl, Bethesda, Mont. Co.
From: "Jim Nelson" <kingfishers2 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:11:58 -0400
At 4:25 this morning, lying in bed,we heard a Barred Owl hooting very near our 
house. We’ve never had one around in daylight. We don’t get them every 
year, so it’s nice to have one on this year’s yard list. 


Jim Nelson
Bethesda, MD

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Subject: Rock Creek Park, Saturday 4/19/14
From: Wallace Kornack <wallace AT kornack.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:46:58 -0400
This morning (4/19) at Rock Creek Park....

Canada Goose     2     fly by
Double-crested Cormorant       fly by
Osprey       fly by
Rock Pigeon   
Mourning Dove     5
Barred Owl       heard
Red-bellied Woodpecker  
Downy Woodpecker  
Northern Flicker  
Pileated Woodpecker  
Eastern Phoebe  
Blue Jay     8
American Crow     2
Fish Crow     5
Tufted Titmouse     2
White-breasted Nuthatch  
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  
Wood Thrush       FOY  heard  (Greg)
American Robin     15+
Brown Thrasher  
European Starling      2
Northern Parula  
Chipping Sparrow  
Field Sparrow  
White-throated Sparrow     5
Northern Cardinal     2
Brown-headed Cowbird     4
American Goldfinch     6
House Sparrow     3

Fellow Birders: Chip Chipley, Greg Gough, Nick Constantinople, Misha. Rob 
Hilton, Lisa Shannon, Paul Pisano, Hanan Jacoby 


Have Fun Birding!

Wallace Kornack
Washington  DC

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Subject: Charles County Birds 4/18
From: jcdlmartin AT aol.com
Date: Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:16:22 -0400 (EDT)
Yesterday, Friday 4/18, at the Bumpy Oak Road wetlands, I had one drake 
Northern Shoveler, one singing Rusty Blackbird, and a FOY singing 
Yellow-throated Vireo. Also a nice feeding swallow/swift flock but nothing more 
interesting than N Rough-winged in the bunch. 


At the Mason Springs area of the IHRT there was a great show of at least 9 
Red-headed Woodpeckers - great photo op for anyone interested. Also FOY 
American Redstart. 


Joel Martin
Catonsville MD

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