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2 Apr ID help? [Robert Hartman ]
02 Apr Glossy Ibis [Pat Valdata ]
2 Apr Re: NOGA up Patuxent River ["David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" ]
02 Apr Green Heron at Hughes Hollow,MC [Linda Friedland ]
2 Apr Way ... no ... way way way out of area [James Wilson ]
1 Apr Ovenbird [Lynne Wheeler ]
1 Apr Re: Gannets on Potomac, yesterday (St. Mary's County) ["'Nancy McAllister' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
1 Apr Swallow's nest [JimC ]
1 Apr RE: Chukar? ["David Fleischmann" ]
1 Apr Black-headed Gull continues at Back River [Fred Shaffer ]
1 Apr Re: Chukar? ["pobrien776 via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
2 Apr Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, April 1, 2017 164 Raptors [SUE RICCIARDI ]
1 Apr Northern Gannets and Peregrine Falcon, Kent Narrows, April 1 [Jim Wilkinson ]
1 Apr Little and Black-headed Gulls at Diamond Point Rd. -- Back River [Nicholas Lund ]
1 Apr Chukar? [Rosemary Hess ]
1 Apr Blue Mash Nature Trail -- Apr 01, 2017 [john pangborn ]
1 Apr NOGA up Patuxent River [Mike Hudson ]
29 Mar Patuxent Research Refuge--South Tract -- Mar 29, 2017 [john pangborn ]
29 Mar MERLIN, other Migrant RAPTORS Darnestown Mont Co [Don Simonson ]
29 Mar Marshy Point [Georgia McDonald ]
29 Mar Louisiana Waterthrush on the Patapsco [Bob Ringler ]
29 Mar Louisiana Waterthrush at Pennyfield [Linda Friedland ]
29 Mar Re: Notes from the field ["David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" ]
29 Mar Turkey vultures [brent byers ]
29 Mar Fwd: DC Area, 3/28/2017 [Lydia Schindler ]
28 Mar New yard bird, best one yet [Pat Valdata ]
28 Mar Notes from the field ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Mar Lake Artemesia 40 species ["Derek C. Richardson" ]
27 Mar Yellow-Crown NIght Herons ["'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Mar Re: Chan Robbins Memorial Service [Warblerick ]
27 Mar Chan Robbins Memorial Service [Gail Mackiernan ]
27 Mar Re: Chan Robbins' memorial service [Bobbi ]
27 Mar Tidal Basin and Lincoln Monument birds, 3/27 [Jim Felley ]
27 Mar [FR] First of season - singing Chipping Sp [JAMES SPEICHER ]
27 Mar Re: Prairie Falcon in VA [Gregory Luce ]
27 Mar Re: Prairie Falcon in VA [Gregory Luce ]
27 Mar Fox Sparrow ["'Marian Argentino' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Mar Re: Still have Fox Sparrows... [Marcia Watson ]
27 Mar Re: Still have Fox Sparrows... [JB Churchill ]
27 Mar Re: Still have Fox Sparrows... [Bobbi ]
27 Mar Still have Fox Sparrows... [Gail Mackiernan ]
27 Mar Gannet extravaganza ["'K Lambert' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Mar 4 warbler morning ["'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
27 Feb Swan Creek 2/23/2017 [Tim Carney ]
26 Feb Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, February 26, 2017 21 Raptors First Osprey [SUE RICCIARDI ]
26 Feb Tree Swallows at CBEC [Martha Morris ]
26 Feb Shovelers in the Turning Basis ["gyrfal via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
26 Feb BH Nuthatches Charles County [Kurt Schwarz ]
25 Feb Chesapeake Audubon Field Trip at Loch Raven Res., 2/25/17 [Tim Houghton ]
25 Feb Love is in the Air... [Kojo Baidoo ]
25 Feb Howard County Waterfowl Search []
25 Feb Raven (late report) [Janet Millenson ]
25 Feb EBird apologizes [David Powell ]
25 Feb Wood Ducks [Debbie Terry ]
25 Feb Blue-winged Teal at Paper Mill Flats [Robert McLean ]
24 Feb Fort Smallwood Park Hawkwatch Friday, February 24, 2017 20 Raptors [SUE RICCIARDI ]
24 Feb Fwd: Night flight over Pasadena (2/24) [George Jett ]
25 Feb Night flight over Pasadena (2/24) ["'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding" ]
24 Feb Re: Canada geese, eastern phoebe Plus Mourning Cloak [Georgia McDonald ]
24 Feb Tree Swallows at CBEC [Barbara Johnson ]
24 Feb Red-headed WPs - Loudon County ["David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" ]
24 Feb Re: Re: Le Conte's Sparrow, Harford Co. [Andy Beiderman ]
24 Feb Pine Warbler in eastern Howard County, February 24 [Jim Wilkinson ]
24 Feb Horned Grebe migration question [Patricia Valdata ]
24 Feb Re: Canada Geese heading North [Sarah Romero ]
24 Feb Canada geese, eastern phoebe [gmcdonald2006 ]
24 Feb Re: More signs of Spring [Thomas Harten ]
24 Feb More signs of Spring [Warblerick ]
24 Feb Re: Signs of spring [Gail Mackiernan ]
24 Feb Signs of spring [brent byers ]
24 Feb Canada Geese heading North [James Wilson ]
23 Feb 2nd annual bird conservation summit at Patuxent NWR, March 4th [David Curson ]
23 Feb Am. Woodcocks - Sycamore Landing Rd, Mont Co [Andy Martin ]
23 Feb RE: Re: Cedar Waxwing by the dozen - Salisbury []
23 Feb Re: Cedar Waxwing by the dozen - Salisbury [Warblerick ]
23 Feb Re: Cedar Waxwing by the dozen - Salisbury [JimC ]

Subject: ID help?
From: Robert Hartman <RHartman0 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 16:10:27 -0400
Hi Folks - Birding at Patuxent N. Tract this morning, I saw a shorebird 
on Merganser Pond that has me confused.  It was on the right-hand "X" 
(seen from the parking lot), and was backlit, so the view was poor, and 
I didn't have a scope.  My first impression was a dowitcher: right 
shape/size, long straight bill, but couldn't make out any markings.  
When I got home, I discovered that SBDO shouldn't be here for at least 
10 days, probably more like 2-3 weeks.  I considered other options, but 
they are either the wrong shape/size, or even less likely than SBDO.  
(There have been a couple of SBDO reported to eBird from the coast, but 
none from west of C. Bay.)

There were several other birders there - I wonder whether they saw this 
bird, and if so, what they concluded about it.

Thanks,

         Bob Hartman

         Silver Spring

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Subject: Glossy Ibis
From: Pat Valdata <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2017 14:11:49 -0400
Yesterday I saw a flock of 10 Glossy Ibis gliding past the house, heading 
toward Jane's Island SP. Lovely to see them in flight. 


Pat Valdata 
Crisfield, Somerset County

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Subject: Re: NOGA up Patuxent River
From: "David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" <moulton.davidh AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 09:18:12 -0700 (PDT)
I saw what was probably the same bird resting on the water mid-river, but from 
the Sotterley side and in what looked to me like St. Mary's waters. A day 
earlier (Friday) I had a total of 5, all of which I attributed to Calvert 
waters (and thus eBirded as Jeff Patterson Park. 


It's pretty clear that under the right circumstances, NOGAs have become 
comfortable wandering up the Patuxent from Solomons. 



On Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:07:43 PM UTC-4, Mike Hudson wrote:
> In continuing this weeks theme of Northern Gannets up rivers, I had one from 
Jefferson Patterson Park in Calvert County today. I think others had had them 
above the bridge on the Patuxent earlier in the week, but I wasn't sure if they 
had been so far upriver. 

> 
> Good birding! 
> 
> Mike Hudson
> Chestertown, MD

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Subject: Green Heron at Hughes Hollow,MC
From: Linda Friedland <linnet1 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 02 Apr 2017 11:41:12 -0400
Seemed early- and it was flagged by eBird- a single Green Heron flying 
from the cross dike across the first impoundment at about 7:35 this 
morning. Nice!

Linda Friedland, MBC

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Subject: Way ... no ... way way way out of area
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 04:08:55 -0700 (PDT)
You could spend all day guessing which US bird showed up in the Hinuma wetland 
area in Ibaraki Prefecture Japan but I doubt if anyone would guess Common 
Yellowthroat. 

"Bird lovers hit jackpot with 1st Japan sighting of U.S. warbler"
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201704010037.html 

Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Subject: Ovenbird
From: Lynne Wheeler <lynne.wheeler530 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:03:33 -0400
Just heard an Ovenbird. Earliest I have had it in Chicamuxen, MD. Previous
dates 4/10/11, 4/8/13, 4/13/16, now 4/1/17. Wow!

Lynne Wheeler

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Subject: Re: Gannets on Potomac, yesterday (St. Mary's County)
From: "'Nancy McAllister' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 02:14:25 +0000 (UTC)
Sounds like an exciting week full of Gannets!I had 52 flying by close to shore 
on Breton Bay off the Potomac last Sat at sunset.A birthday treat for me! 
:-) ~Nancy McAllisterMom's Big Year 

  
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needs is people who have come alive.”  ~Howard Thurman 


      From: Ann Hobbs 
 To: 
Cc: "mdbirding AT googlegroups.com" 
 Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 9:54 PM
 Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Gannets on Potomac, yesterday (St. Mary's County)
   
Sorry for any premature reply!  We saw Gannets fishing close in, on the 
Potomac and Wicomico Rivers yesterday, at Coltons Point and Bushwood Wharf. 
 Speculated that it was the wind and weather conditions, as we rarely see from 
shore there.Ann HobbsSilver Spring, MD 

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Subject: Swallow's nest
From: JimC <jimcancil AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 10:33:15 -0700 (PDT)
Last year, for the first time in 25, we had swallows nesting under the overhang 
of our front porch. It made this mud castle atop a motion detector - it was the 
only 'outcropping' on the back wall. What you see is some pretty neat 
engineering. (we also like the Thrush nests out front of our pasture) 


This year I have made some 'cedar ledges' to hopefully attract and contain 
another round of swallows. Duck boxes, bat boxes, bluebird houses, owl boxes 
all seem to attract residents. Purple Martins have been difficult as the 
Starlings beat them to the lodgings and are nearly impossible to police. 


Jim -  12mi W. of Salisbury

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Subject: RE: Chukar?
From: "David Fleischmann" <david AT macappraisals.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 15:45:46 -0400
They are Chukars.  Must be escapees.  Very cool though. 

Awesome birding in 2017!

H. David Fleischmann
M-410-598-9292
david AT macappraisals.com

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From: mdbirding AT googlegroups.com [mailto:mdbirding AT googlegroups.com] On Behalf 
Of Rosemary Hess 

Sent: Saturday, April 01, 2017 2:05 PM
To: Maryland & DC Birding
Subject: [MDBirding] Chukar?

I spotted these 2 birds in Rockville today on McIntyre Road. Sorry for the poor 
quality but I was holding my dog and very excited. 


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Subject: Black-headed Gull continues at Back River
From: Fred Shaffer <glaucousgull AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:51:44 +0000 (UTC)
I kayaked from Cox Point to Diamond Point along the Back River this morning.  
I saw one (or possibly two) Black-headed Gulls today, although my views were 
much more fleeting. Since the views were so widely spaced (time wise), it was 
hard to tell if I was seeing the same gull or multiple birds. But, my first 
view of a Black-headed Gull was in flight near the outfall/pier for the WWTP.  
The second view was another brief view of a flying bird near Diamond Point.  
And, the last view was as the wind and the current swept me past a group of 
Bonaparte's Gulls on the water, the breeding plumage Black-headed Gull was 
again briefly seen, this time on the water.  I also tallied 791 Bonaparte's 
Gulls.  But, no Little Gulls were present.  Other birds included lots of 
Ruddy Ducks and Double-crested Cormorants, two Hooded Mergansers, 10 Shovelers, 
a few Osprey and Bald Eagle, and my first Barn Swallow of the year (with Tree 
Swallows). 

Fred ShafferGlaucousGull AT verizon,netCrofton, MD

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Subject: Re: Chukar?
From: "pobrien776 via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:07:06 -0400
We had one Wednesday working its way through College Gardens. I saw only one 
but there were reports from Fordham St. and Baylor Ave., about three blocks and 
five hours apart. One bird or two? Can't say. 



Paul J. O'Brien
Rockville, MD 



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To: Maryland & DC Birding 
Sent: Sat, Apr 1, 2017 2:24 pm
Subject: [MDBirding] Chukar?

I spotted these 2 birds in Rockville today on McIntyre Road. Sorry for the poor 
quality but I was holding my dog and very excited. 


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Subject: Fort Smallwood Park Saturday, April 1, 2017 164 Raptors
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 2 Apr 2017 00:28:01 -0400 (EDT)
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
Species 	Day's Count 	Month Total 	Season Total
Black Vulture 	12 	12 	114
Turkey Vulture 	95 	95 	3231
Osprey 	42 	42 	192
Bald Eagle 	4 	4 	39
Northern Harrier 	1 	1 	4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 	3 	3 	51
Cooper's Hawk 	2 	2 	41
Northern Goshawk 	0 	0 	0
Red-shouldered Hawk 	0 	0 	46
Broad-winged Hawk 	0 	0 	0
Red-tailed Hawk 	0 	0 	41
Rough-legged Hawk 	0 	0 	0
Golden Eagle 	0 	0 	2
American Kestrel 	4 	4 	32
Merlin 	1 	1 	7
Peregrine Falcon 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Accipiter 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Buteo 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Falcon 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Eagle 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Raptor 	0 	0 	1
Total: 	164 	164 	3801


Observation start time: 	9:15 am
Observation end time: 	4 pm Daylight Time
Total observation time: 	6.75 hours
Official Counter 	Paul Fritz, Sue Ricciardi
Observers: 	Dan Walker, Hal Wierenga, Paul Fritz

Weather: Mostly cloudy; 47-55 degrees; excellent visibility; winds breezy from 
the northwest, 7-17 mph gusting to 24 mph 


Raptor Observations: Another good day for Ospreys. One Osprey, when perched, 
appeared to have a white bar on the top of the left wing. 


Non-raptor Observations: First Purple Martin, Barn Swallow and Caspian Terns 
(3) of the season; 50 Bonaparte's Gulls; 5 Yellowlegs sp. 


---------------------------------------------
Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi (susiericc AT comcast.net 
mailto: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.

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Subject: Northern Gannets and Peregrine Falcon, Kent Narrows, April 1
From: Jim Wilkinson <lakekoshare AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 17:22:51 -0700 (PDT)
Saw 10 Northern Gannets soaring and diving south of the bridges at the narrows. 
Also there was a Peregrine Falcon flying around the old drawbridge for a short 
time. 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35623914

Jim Wilkinson
Columbia, MD

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Subject: Little and Black-headed Gulls at Diamond Point Rd. -- Back River
From: Nicholas Lund <nicholas.lund AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 21:43:25 -0400
Jason Hoeksema and I refound an alternative adult Black-headed Gull in the
flats in the Back River from Diamond Point Rd. this afternoon at 4pm. The
bird stood out among the hundreds of Bonaparte's Gulls as having a complete
hood (I don't think we saw any Bonies that didn't have at least some
remnant white spotting on the hood, and the vast majority are still basic
plumaged), and blood-red legs as compared to the candy red Bonie legs.

Scanning through the flock we were also lucky to spot a basic plumage adult
Little Gull, easily identifiable in flight with very dark underwings. The
bird was very easily lost in the crowd when it was not flying, but it was
noticeably smaller than the Bonaparte's. We saw both these birds from the
Back River Restoration Boom Site, but were only able to refind the BHGU
when we tried to move closer.

Also present were a single Caspian Tern, Peregrines, Osprey, and Bald
Eagles, a singing Palm Warbler, and other welcome signs of spring.

Good birding,
Nick Lund
Alexandria, DC

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Subject: Chukar?
From: Rosemary Hess <hessrose604 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 11:05:01 -0700 (PDT)
I spotted these 2 birds in Rockville today on McIntyre Road. Sorry for the poor 
quality but I was holding my dog and very excited. 


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Subject: Blue Mash Nature Trail -- Apr 01, 2017
From: john pangborn <pangborn.john19 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 09:10:42 -0700
8 Canada Goose
2 Mallard
1 Ring-necked Duck
5 Hooded Merganser
2 Black Vulture
7 Turkey Vulture
2 Killdeer
2 Mourning Dove
2 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
1 crow sp.
2 Tree Swallow
1 Carolina Chickadee
5 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren
9 American Robin
1 Northern Mockingbird
4 Field Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
3 Northern Cardinal

Number of Taxa: 23
John pangborn
Gaithersburg md.

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Subject: NOGA up Patuxent River
From: Mike Hudson <mike.p.hudson AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2017 13:07:39 -0400
In continuing this weeks theme of Northern Gannets up rivers, I had one from 
Jefferson Patterson Park in Calvert County today. I think others had had them 
above the bridge on the Patuxent earlier in the week, but I wasn't sure if they 
had been so far upriver. 


Good birding! 

Mike Hudson
Chestertown, MD 

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Subject: Patuxent Research Refuge--South Tract -- Mar 29, 2017
From: john pangborn <pangborn.john19 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:25:20 -0700
19 Canada Goose
4 Wood Duck
12 Gadwall
2 Mallard
5 Green-winged Teal
18 Ring-necked Duck
1 Common Merganser
2 Pied-billed Grebe
1 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Osprey
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Killdeer
2 Mourning Dove
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
11 Blue Jay
1 Fish Crow
3 crow sp.
14 Tree Swallow
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Carolina Wren
3 Eastern Bluebird
5 American Robin
4 Northern Mockingbird
5 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Field Sparrow
1 Dark-eyed Junco
2 Eastern Towhee
4 Northern Cardinal
14 Red-winged Blackbird
2 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 33
John pangborn
Gaithersburg md

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Subject: MERLIN, other Migrant RAPTORS Darnestown Mont Co
From: Don Simonson <don.r.simonson AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:45:36 -0700 (PDT)
My wife Marcia and I usually see southbound raptors in fall. Yesterday 3/28/17 
we saw a mixed kettle about 12:30 pm just before a cool front came thru. there 
was a lot of yelling at the migrants from local Red-shouldered Hawks. The 
kettle included: 

MERLIN (1) dove at a Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk (2)
Red-shouldered (2+)
Cooper's Hawk (2)
Unident buteo  (2)

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Subject: Marshy Point
From: Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald2006 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:59:27 -0400
First of Season:  Palm Warbler (2 western), Warbling Vireo, Osprey, Tree 
Swallow
41 species seen;  also FOS anglewing butterfly

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Ruddy Duck
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy WP
Northern Flicker
Pileated WP
Eastern Phoebe
WARBLING VIREO
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet   in full song!!!
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Catharus Thrush sp
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
PALM WARBLER - western
Chipping Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird

Georgia McDonald    Towson, Balt Co

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Subject: Louisiana Waterthrush on the Patapsco
From: Bob Ringler <ringler.bob AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:40:05 -0400
   This morning at the McKeldin Area of Patapsco Valley State Park I
heard one Louisiana Waterthrush chipping and singing from both the
Howard and Carroll County sides of the river downstream from the
rapids.

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Eldersburg MD

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Subject: Louisiana Waterthrush at Pennyfield
From: Linda Friedland <linnet1 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:26:34 -0400
A welcome sign of things to come, a LOWA was singing heartily at 
Pennyfield Lock around 7:30 this morning. Earliest record for me.

Linda Friedland
MBC

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Subject: Re: Notes from the field
From: "David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" <moulton.davidh AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:22:43 -0700 (PDT)
On Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 12:58:30 PM UTC-4, Tyler Bell wrote:
> Yesterday, on my way home southbound across the Solomons bridge (southern 
Calvert), I saw something I never would have believed. Two Northern Gannets 
were flying around upriver of the bridge and actually flew up and over the 
bridge heading south. I had always thought that the bridge was a physical 
barrier that would prevent them from ranging further upriver. When I worked at 
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, I watched the river during NOGA migration 
hoping to add one to the park list. After 10 years there, it never happened. I 
wonder if either of the two intrepid NOGAs went as far upriver as JPPM 
yesterday? 

> 
> 
> Today, while doing field work in Edgewater (Anne Arundel), I was scouting out 
a weir that I rarely visit. I noticed a lot of whitewash in a barn right off 
the road so popped my head in. I didn't see any pale faces staring down at me 
so focused on getting some doc photos of some Boxelder Bugs inside the barn. 
When I was just about ready to leave, I looked up again and saw an owl. Barn 
Owl? Wrong. Barred Owl! 

> 
> 
> Eastern Towhees and Chipping Sparrows were singing all over the place. The 
chippies were definitely not around last week. Nice to see/hear them again :) 

> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Tyler Belljtyle... AT yahoo.com
> California, Maryland

Last April, I had a Northern Gannet sitting on the water off of Sotterley 
Plantation. So I'm pretty sure Tyler would have spotted that bird too if he 
were still at Jeff Patterson! Mine is still the most northerly Patuxent River 
report on eBird, but it does appear that when conditions are right, gannets are 
hopping right over the Solomons Bridge and wandering up river. 


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Subject: Turkey vultures
From: brent byers <baypuffin AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:15:13 -0700 (PDT)
We had 95 turkey vultures take off from holly neck Rd on backriver neck and 
head north at 6:45 this morning. Looks like they were taking advantage of the 
early morning breeze. 

Brent Byers middle river

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Subject: Fwd: DC Area, 3/28/2017
From: Lydia Schindler <lydia13621 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:12:43 -0400
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From: Steve Cordle 
Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017 at 8:47 PM
Subject: DC Area, 3/28/2017
To: BIRDEAST AT listserv.ksu.edu


Hotline:         Voice of the Naturalist
Date:            3/28/2017
Coverage:        MD/DC/VA/DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments, questions:  voice AT anshome.org
Compiler:        Joe Coleman
Sponsor:         Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic
States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber:     Steve Cordle

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

This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon
Naturalist Society. This report covers the week starting Wednesday,
March 22 and was completed on Tuesday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m.

Information on noteworthy birds during this week is presented below in
taxonomic order, as set forth in the American Ornithologists' Union
Checklist for North and Middle American birds as revised through the
57th supplement (July 2016).

TOP BIRDS THIS WEEK were PINK-FOOTED GOOSE* in DE, GREEN-WINGED TEAL
(EURASIAN) in MD, PRAIRIE FALCON* in VA, and WESTERN TANAGER in VA.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST included waterfowl, EARED GREBE, EASTERN
WHIP-POOR- WILL, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, KING RAIL, SORA, SANDHILL CRANE,
shorebirds, RAZORBILL, BLACK-HEADED GULL, LITTLE GULL, ICELAND GULL,
GREAT CORMORANT, AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, AMERICAN BITTERN, GREEN
HERON, YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, LOGGERHEAD
SHRIKE, NORTHERN SHRIKE, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, SNOW BUNTING, warblers,
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, PAINTED BUNTING, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, and
RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

TOP BIRDS

The PINK-FOOTED GOOSE* which has been seen near Prime Hook NWR, Sussex
Co, DE, was last reported on March 23; at that time it was seen along
Wells Rd just past the intersection with Buttonwood Rd.

The continuing GREEN-WINGED TEAL (EURASIAN) at West Meadow Park, Cecil
Co, MD was most recently seen March 27. There was also one seen March
25 at the Ashton Tract, Augustine Wildlife Area, DE.

A PRAIRIE FALCON* was found and photographed on March 25 at the
decommissioned Alexandria Power Plant in Alexandria, VA; it was seen
again on the 26th and 27. It is being seen most frequently perched in
various locations on the south side of the power plant. Because the
bird periodically flies out over the Potomac, it can also be
considered a DC sighting.

The WESTERN TANAGER at Settler's Mill, James City Co, VA was seen
again on March 26.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

The CACKLING GOOSE at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Queen
Anne's Co, MD was seen again on March 24 and 26.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was at Broadkill Marsh, Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co,
DE also on March 23. A EURASIAN WIGEON was seem March 25 at Mulberry
Landing, Assawoman WMA, Sussex Co, DE. A LONG-TAILED DUCK continued at
Lapidum, Harford Co, MD, through March 22.  Two COMMON EIDERS were
seen from the Lewes-Cape May ferry in Sussex Co, DE waters on 22.

The RED-NECKED GREBE at Loch Raven Reservoir, Baltimore, MD was seen
as recently as March 26. The EARED GREBE at Buckroe Beach, Hampton Co,
VA, was most recently seen on March 26.

An early EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at a residence in Hanover
Co, VA early on the morning of March 28.

The RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD continued to be seen during the week at
Wildewood Neighborhood Walk, St. Mary's Co MD.

A KING RAIL was calling from the marsh along the wildlife drive where
the road is blocked at the Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince William Co, VA on
March 25. A SORA was seen March 25 on the edge of a retention pond
along Weaneck Haul Rd, Charles City, Charles City Co, VA.

Six SANDHILL CRANES flew over Baker Park, Frederick, Frederick Co, MD
on March 25. Two were seen again on March 27 along Peat Moss Rd,
Garrett Co, MD in a corn field.

Shorebird numbers continued to increase this past week. Three PURPLE
SANDPIPERS were seen March 25 at the Veterans Memorial at Chesapeake
Beach, Calvert Co, MD. PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen in two different
locations in Garrett Co, MD on March 25; 6 were at Herrington Manor SP
and 13 were reported from Peat Moss Rd. AMERICAN WOODCOCKS were
displaying at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax Co, VA on March 25.

A RAZORBILL continued at Ft. Monroe, Hampton Co, VA with a report from
March 26.

A BLACK-HEADED GULL found March 23 in the pond next to the Walmart,
Colonial heights, VA, was seen again March 26. Another was seen
throughout the week at Back River, Baltimore Co, MD. A LITTLE GULL was
seen March 25 from Lapidum, Harford Co, MD. An ICELAND GULL was seen
March 25 from the Lewes-Cape May Ferry in DE waters.

Six GREAT CORMORANTS were seen March 25 off of Kent Point, Queen
Anne's Co, MD.

The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN at the pier at the Essex Wastewater
Treatment Plant, Baltimore, MD, was seen again on March 24 from Cox
Point Park.

AN AMERICAN BITTERN was seen March 25 at the Kenilworth Aquatic
Gardens, NE DC. Another AMERICAN BITTERN was seen the same day in the
cell north & west of the parking lot at the Julie Metz Wetlands Bank,
in Woodbridge, Prince Wm Co, VA.

The GREEN HERON that over-wintered at Ben Brenman Park, Alexandria,
VA, was last reported on March 21.

YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at a variety of locations
including two at the Jones Fall Trail at Remington, Baltimore Co, MD,
throughout the week.

A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen March 27 as it flew over a yard near
Shepherdstown, Jefferson Co, WV.

A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was seen and photographed on March 27 at 20627 Old
Forge Rd, Washington Co, MD. The continuing NORTHERN SHRIKE, at Sully
Woodlands, Fairfax Co VA was seen as recently as March 26.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen and photographed March 25 at Chincoteague
NWR, Accomack Co, VA. Four SNOW BUNTINGS were seen March 23 at Craney
Island Disposal Area, Portsmouth, VA. Two SNOW BUNTINGS were seen
March 25 at Fort Monroe, Hampton, VA.

Early migrating warblers included a BLACK-THROATED GREEN heard at Lake
Matoaka, Williamsburg, VA on March 26.

The CLAY-COLORED SPARROW at the Big Water Farm (private), Queen Anne's
Co MD, was seen as recently as March 26. Two VESPER SPARROWS were seen
March 26 at the Agricultural History Farm Park, Montgomery Co, MD. A
VESPER SPARROW was seen March 26 at Swoope, VA along Trimbles Mill Rd.
Two VESPER SPARROWS were seen along Berry's Ferry Road (CR 628) March
27; they were at the edge of a winter wheat field along the south
border of Blandy Experimental Farm, Clarke Co, VA.

A male PAINTED BUNTING continues to be seen and photographed at a
private residence in Berlin, Worcester Co, MD, with the most recent
sighting on March 27.

The YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD at Hopkins Farm Pond, Harford Co, MD was
last seen on March 22.

RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were seen throughout the area during the week
including a small flock at the Occoquan Bay NWR, Prince William Co, VA
on March 25.

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

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

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

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

*Of interest to the applicable records committee

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Subject: New yard bird, best one yet
From: Pat Valdata <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:21:40 -0400
Brown - headed Nuthatch! Just had three of them squabbling in the locust tree 
out back. Sure hope this means they'll nest in the pines out front. 


Pat Valdata 
Crisfield, Somerset County

Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

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Subject: Notes from the field
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:57:39 +0000 (UTC)
Yesterday, on my way home southbound across the Solomons bridge (southern 
Calvert), I saw something I never would have believed. Two Northern Gannets 
were flying around upriver of the bridge and actually flew up and over the 
bridge heading south. I had always thought that the bridge was a physical 
barrier that would prevent them from ranging further upriver. When I worked at 
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, I watched the river during NOGA migration 
hoping to add one to the park list. After 10 years there, it never happened. I 
wonder if either of the two intrepid NOGAs went as far upriver as JPPM 
yesterday? 

Today, while doing field work in Edgewater (Anne Arundel), I was scouting out a 
weir that I rarely visit. I noticed a lot of whitewash in a barn right off the 
road so popped my head in. I didn't see any pale faces staring down at me so 
focused on getting some doc photos of some Boxelder Bugs inside the barn. When 
I was just about ready to leave, I looked up again and saw an owl. Barn Owl? 
Wrong. Barred Owl! 

Eastern Towhees and Chipping Sparrows were singing all over the place. The 
chippies were definitely not around last week. Nice to see/hear them again :) 



Tyler Belljtylerbell AT yahoo.com
California, Maryland

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Subject: Lake Artemesia 40 species
From: "Derek C. Richardson" <dcr AT astro.umd.edu>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:21:06 -0400 (EDT)
Lots of variety at Lake Artemesia (PG county) this sunny afternoon, 
despite all the people.  Highlights included 2 Redhead, lots of 
Bufflehead, 15 Horned Grebe in various plumage transitions, a Bonaparte's 
Gull, 2 Tree Swallows, and 5 Golden-crowned Kinglets.  Full ebird list 
below.

D

eBird Report - Lake Artemesia, Mar 27, 2017
Lake Artemesia, Prince George's, Maryland, US
Mar 27, 2017 4:26 PM - 5:59 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.9 mile(s)
Comments:    Mostly sunny, quite hot, no breeze. May have heard Killdeer 
(2 occasions, not repeated). Also saw 2 White-tailed Deer.
40 species

Canada Goose  15
Wood Duck  4
Mallard  9
Green-winged Teal (American)  4
Redhead  2
Ring-necked Duck  8
Bufflehead  60    approx
Hooded Merganser  6
Ruddy Duck  9
Pied-billed Grebe  11
Horned Grebe  15    10 birds in the larger northern section of the lake 
and 5 in the smaller southern section, all mixed with the other ducks. 
Some in adult breeding plumage with rufous lower neck and obvious golden 
patch behind the eye.
Double-crested Cormorant  4
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
American Coot  1
Bonaparte's Gull  1	nonbreeding plumage; distinguished from rarities 
by limited black in primaries, and all-black bill
Ring-billed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  6
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  6
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  4
Tree Swallow  2
Carolina Chickadee  14
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  5
Golden-crowned Kinglet  5
American Robin  15
Northern Mockingbird  4
European Starling  2
White-throated Sparrow  12
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  27
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
American Goldfinch  2

View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35481014

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

-- 
Derek C. Richardson, Laurel, PG County, MD
http://www.astro.umd.edu/~dcr/personal.html

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Subject: Yellow-Crown NIght Herons
From: "'diane Ford' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:50:55 +0000 (UTC)
Hi all,  This afternoon was lucky enough to spot a lone Yellow-crown Night 
Heron along Rock Creek in Kensington. After admiring him,I went to the Silgo 
Creek location and found the previously mentioned individual. Heard Kinglets in 
the area as well. 


D.Ford/Bethesda, Md.

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Subject: Re: Chan Robbins Memorial Service
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:30:29 -0700 (PDT)
On Monday, March 27, 2017 at 4:48:57 PM UTC-4, katahdinss wrote:
> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> 
> From: Webmaster 
> Date: March 27, 2017 at 10:03:36 AM EDT
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Subject: Chanler Robbins Memorial Service
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Jay Sheppard provides the following corrections to the previous announcement:
> 
> Memorial service: Saturday, April 15 at First United Methodist Church, 424 
Main Street, Laurel. Visitation 9:00 am, service 10:00 am, lunch will follow. 

> 
>  

Rats. We'll be out of town. :-(

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Subject: Chan Robbins Memorial Service
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:48:43 -0400

Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Webmaster 
> Date: March 27, 2017 at 10:03:36 AM EDT
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Subject: Chanler Robbins Memorial Service
> 
> Jay Sheppard provides the following corrections to the previous announcement:
> 
> Memorial service: Saturday, April 15 at First United Methodist Church, 424 
Main Street, Laurel. Visitation 9:00 am, service 10:00 am, lunch will follow. 

> 
>  

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Subject: Re: Chan Robbins' memorial service
From: Bobbi <b.reichwein AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:11:24 -0700 (PDT)
On Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1:41:45 PM UTC-4, Harry Armistead wrote:
> I've lost the details and none of the 8 messages I still have give them. 
 Can someone please restate them?  I do remember, I think, that it is at 
Methodist church in Laurel, Sat. before Easter, April 15.  ?  Time, address? 
 Thanks. - Harry Armistead. 


Jane Fallon posted this:

It is with sadness that we report that Chandler Robbins, our world famous 
ornithologist, passed away on Monday March 20th. He was a member of the 
Patuxent Bird Club since its beginning and a founder of MOS. 


Attached is a link to a tribute from the National Audubon Society 
http://www.audubon.org/news/in-memory-chandler-s-robbins. 




His obituary appeared in the Washington Post earlier this week: 
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/chandler-robbins-friend-to-birds-and-birdwatchers-dies-at-98/2017/03/23/d7c331b0-0f44-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html?utm_term=.f7b9325e21e0 


There will be a memorial service on April 15 at the First United Methodist 
Church in Laurel. Details will be announced later. Also a Life Celebration is 
being planned by the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center where Chan worked for 70 
Years, date to be announced. 



Bobbi Reichwein
Davidsonville, MD

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Subject: Tidal Basin and Lincoln Monument birds, 3/27
From: Jim Felley <jdfelley AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:30:59 -0700 (PDT)
A lunchtime walk around the Tidal Basin and Constitution Gardens produced a lot 
of cherry blossoms (a much better display than I had expected given the dismal 
local new projections) and the following highlights: 

   Tidal Basin:
   Chipping Sparrows with Juncos near the Jefferson Memorial
 A large flock of Buffleheads in the middle of the Basin (along with some 
Lesser Scaup) 

 A few Horned Grebes in various stages of molt by the MLK Memorial side of the 
Basin 


Around the DC Veteran's Memorial:
   Many American Robins and Common Grackles, and a few Dark-eyed Juncos

Around Constitution Gardens:
   An Eastern Phoebe
 The same ducks that I have been seeing since January, notably Ring-necked 
ducks, Lesser Scaup, a couple of Buffleheads and still several Northern 
Shovellers. I did not find the Gadwall and American Wigeons I had found in 
earlier visits. 

  Canada geese and Mallards, of course.

  So early Spring migrants are coming in

Jim

Jim Felley
Gaithersburg MD

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Subject: [FR] First of season - singing Chipping Sp
From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:21:48 -0400
This morning...bird in bright plumage...

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

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Subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in VA
From: Gregory Luce <gluce727 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:51:40 +0000
"Peering" in the second sentence should "preening." Sorry for autocorrect
fail.

Gregory Luce
Arlington VA

On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 1:49 PM Gregory Luce  wrote:

> Still there at noon and thereafter. It was perched and peering for some
> time, but then a couple of Fish crows chased it over the edge of the river,
> before it circled back, so in DC for a very short time. Also present were
> large mixed rafts of ducks and grebes, including Greater scaup, Redheads,
> Buffleheads, Ruddy ducks, Pied-billed grebes, Horned grebe (one male in
> brilliant breeding plumage. Further sightings include an imm. Bald eagle,
> numerous Fish crows, Song sparrows, a few juncos, Ring-billed gulls,
> Carolina wrens, and Double-crested cormorants.
>
> I want to thank the two gentlemen who shared their scopes and expertise:
> Dave S___ (rest of his last name slips my mind) and a fellow with a Red Sox
> cap whose name I didn't catch.
>
> Gregory Luce
> Arlington VA
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Subject: Re: Prairie Falcon in VA
From: Gregory Luce <gluce727 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:49:28 -0700 (PDT)
Still there at noon and thereafter. It was perched and peering for some time, 
but then a couple of Fish crows chased it over the edge of the river, before it 
circled back, so in DC for a very short time. Also present were large mixed 
rafts of ducks and grebes, including Greater scaup, Redheads, Buffleheads, 
Ruddy ducks, Pied-billed grebes, Horned grebe (one male in brilliant breeding 
plumage. Further sightings include an imm. Bald eagle, numerous Fish crows, 
Song sparrows, a few juncos, Ring-billed gulls, Carolina wrens, and 
Double-crested cormorants. 


I want to thank the two gentlemen who shared their scopes and expertise: Dave 
S___ (rest of his last name slips my mind) and a fellow with a Red Sox cap 
whose name I didn't catch. 


Gregory Luce
Arlington VA

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Subject: Fox Sparrow
From: "'Marian Argentino' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:02:08 -0400
Just one. Finally made it to our yard on Darlington Road to the west of Havre 
de Grace yesterday. Don't think he liked the weather. Have not seen him since. 


Marian Argentino. Sent from my iPhone 


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Subject: Re: Still have Fox Sparrows...
From: Marcia Watson <marshwren50 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:00:51 -0400
There was one year (must have been the late 90s) back at my little farm near 
Fair Hill in Cecil County when a Fox Sparrow lingered until late May. It was 
singing, and I wondered if there would be a breeding attempt. But it was a 
loner, so no Breeding. And then it finally disappeared toward June. 


Marcia 
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> On Mar 27, 2017, at 12:03 PM, Gail Mackiernan  wrote:
> 
> Hi all, 
> 
> Three at our feeder now...certainly unprecedented in the 23 years we have 
been in this house. Do other folks still have them? 

> 
> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville, MD
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Subject: Re: Still have Fox Sparrows...
From: JB Churchill <jchurchi AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:29:17 -0400
I still had 2 the other day

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35457045

I managed to snap a photo of one of them.


On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Gail Mackiernan 
wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Three at our feeder now...certainly unprecedented in the 23 years we have
> been in this house. Do other folks still have them?
>
> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville, MD
>
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Subject: Re: Still have Fox Sparrows...
From: Bobbi <b.reichwein AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 09:28:09 -0700 (PDT)
On Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:03:13 PM UTC-4, katahdinss wrote:
> Hi all, 
> 
> Three at our feeder now...certainly unprecedented in the 23 years we have 
been in this house. Do other folks still have them? 

> 
> Gail Mackiernan
> Colesville, MD
> 
> Sent from my iPad

One Fox Sparrow under the feeders this morning. I thought it was late for them 
too. Maybe the "sweeper"? 


Bobbi Reichwein
Davidsonville, MD

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Subject: Still have Fox Sparrows...
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:03:10 -0400
Hi all, 

Three at our feeder now...certainly unprecedented in the 23 years we have been 
in this house. Do other folks still have them? 


Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, MD

Sent from my iPad

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Subject: Gannet extravaganza
From: "'K Lambert' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:40:14 -0700 (PDT)
Was at Ocean City last week for a sewing retreat. All week, had been seeing 
lots of Gannets flying north from our vantage spot on 21st street. On Saturday, 
we walked down to the inlet - the weather was gorgeous. At the mouth of the 
inlet, there were a few hundred Gannets circling around and diving into the 
water. There was also a large pod of dolphins swimming under the gannets. There 
must have been a decent size school of yummy fish at that spot. Spent a good 
1/2 hour watching the spectacle. 


Kathie Lambert
Harwood, MD
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Subject: 4 warbler morning
From: "'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 12:45:27 +0000 (UTC)
I had a few minutes before meeting my carpool this morning so trolled along the 
entrance road to Flag Ponds Nature Park in Calvert. At the bottom of the hill, 
along the creek bed, a Louisiana Waterthrush was singing. Further up the hill 
was a Pine Warbler and a Yellow-rumped Warbler. Near the gate, off to the 
south, was a singing Yellow-throated Warbler. Spring is finally arriving! Would 
have been nice to get a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, too. 


I wasn't sure if the LOWA would get flagged on eBird so I grabbed some audio.
Tyler Bell
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California, Maryland

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Subject: Swan Creek 2/23/2017
From: Tim Carney <timmyc83 AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:04:31 -0800 (PST)
Highlights from Thursday's census included:

DMCF (dredge cells)
1 Gadwall
1 Northern Pintail
4 Green-winged Teal
2 Horned Larks

Wetlands
1 King/Clapper Rail (heard, still no visual)
3 Virginia Rails (1 upper wetlands, 2 lower wetlands)
2 Wilson's Snipe

Patapsco River
2 Green-winged Teal
2 Horned Grebes
Large mixed rafts of Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, and Ruddy Ducks

Restricted areas (no public access)
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Orange-crowned Warbler

eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34838911

Tim Carney
Nottingham, 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, 7:30 
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: Fort Smallwood Park Sunday, February 26, 2017 21 Raptors First Osprey
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:08:29 -0500 (EST)
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Feb 26, 2017
Species 	Day's Count 	Month Total 	Season Total
Black Vulture 	2 	2 	2
Turkey Vulture 	18 	36 	36
Osprey 	1 	1 	1
Bald Eagle 	0 	0 	0
Northern Harrier 	0 	0 	0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 	0 	0 	0
Cooper's Hawk 	0 	0 	0
Northern Goshawk 	0 	0 	0
Red-shouldered Hawk 	0 	1 	1
Broad-winged Hawk 	0 	0 	0
Red-tailed Hawk 	0 	1 	1
Rough-legged Hawk 	0 	0 	0
Golden Eagle 	0 	0 	0
American Kestrel 	0 	0 	0
Merlin 	0 	0 	0
Peregrine Falcon 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Accipiter 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Buteo 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Falcon 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Eagle 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Raptor 	0 	0 	0
Total: 	21 	41 	41


Observation start time: 	10:30:00
Observation end time: 	14:00:00
Total observation time: 	3.5 hours
Official Counter 	Sue Ricciardi
Observers: 	 


Weather:
Partly cloudy; 30-43 degrees; excellent visibility; brisk westerly winds 12-16 
mph, gusting to 22 mph 


Raptor Observations:
First Osprey of the season, carrying a fish and crossing low over the water in 
the stiff winds. Later than record early arrival of last year by one day, but 
who knows if there were any in the last few days when there was no coverage. 


Non-raptor Observations:



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Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi (susiericc AT comcast.net 
mailto:susiericc AT comcast.net ) 

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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.

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Subject: Tree Swallows at CBEC
From: Martha Morris <mmorris5301 AT juno.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:56:18 -0800 (PST)
What is CBEC?

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Subject: Shovelers in the Turning Basis
From: "gyrfal via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:31:20 -0500
Between at least 1 and 2 PM today, there were five Northern Shovelers in the 
Turning Basin just upstream from Riley's Lock. 3 males in gorgeous breeding 
plumage and 2 females. 



In over 25 years of walking the towpath, I don't think I have ever seen this 
species in the canal. If I am mistaken, it certainly was not in February! 





Bob Mumford
Daarnestown

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Subject: BH Nuthatches Charles County
From: Kurt Schwarz <kurtschwarz4 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:49:52 +0000
They continue at Southern Park by playground. At least 3. One basked in the
sun for photos!
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Subject: Chesapeake Audubon Field Trip at Loch Raven Res., 2/25/17
From: Tim Houghton <timhoughton AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:25:19 -0500 (EST)
The participants had a great time in beautiful conditions during a field trip 
led by Brad Phoebus--covering several locations. We found at least 45 species 
and enjoyed lots of good looks. Some of the birds: tundra swan, greater scaup, 
redhead, common goldeneye (female), red-necked grebe, bald eagle, field 
sparrow, golden-crowned kinglet, and brown creeper. 



Tim Houghton

(Glen Arm)

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Subject: Love is in the Air...
From: Kojo Baidoo <baidookojo6 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:33:41 -0800 (PST)
I decided to go out for a little while this morning and see what I could find 
in the hour before I left for a piano lesson. Per usual, I started by visiting 
the nest of the Red-shoulders, Apollo and Hera, and pretty soon both showed up. 
Apollo seemed to be a little on edge, not letting me get as close as in the 
past, which I also remember happening when they started to prepare for the 
breeding season last year. After playing a bit of hide and seek with him, I 
sort of "walked in" on the pair mating. This seemed to be very unusual, about a 
month early, actually. I did start to see both birds renovating the nest last 
Monday, although that seemed to be on schedule, so I assumed the warm weather 
was not affecting their usual pattern, but this seems to contradict that 
assumption. Though delighted to see that they are getting on with the breeding 
process, I do worry that if the temperature falls again to be more fitting of 
the time of year, and Hera lays eggs too soon, then they could freeze. 
Hopefully that won't happen, though. I didn't have any spring arrivals, 
although with the warm weather I can't help looking up for hawks I know won't 
be there. To conclude, it was a pretty good day, and I hope to see Apollo and 
Hera get busy again tomorrow. 


Kojo Baidoo
Reisterstown, MD

Male: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/132863360 AT N02/32299618183/in/dateposted-public/ 


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Subject: Howard County Waterfowl Search
From: krschwa1 AT verizon.net
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:37:23 -0600 (CST)




Subject: Raven (late report)
From: Janet Millenson <janet AT twocrows.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:28:20 -0500
Yesterday around this time I heard a raven calling repeatedly (location: 
Potomac Village). That probably explains why the local crows were rather 
agitated too.


Janet Millenson
Potomac, MD (Montgomery County)
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Subject: EBird apologizes
From: David Powell <seneca.ranger AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:47:23 +0000
My apologies for the eBird report for Thick-billed Murre, Tri-colored Heron
and Red-necked Grebe. The ebird report was supposed to be an historical
data entry.

Dave

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Subject: Wood Ducks
From: Debbie Terry <dterry12 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:35:53 -0500
A pair of Wood Ducks were seen flying along Western Run east of Hunt Valley 
this morning . Also heard was a singing Eastern Phoebe. 


Debbie Terry
dterry12 AT verizon.net
Cockeysville, MD

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Subject: Blue-winged Teal at Paper Mill Flats
From: Robert McLean <tmclean1090 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:47:10 -0500
I saw a male Blue-winged Teal at Paper Mill Flats; there were also a group
of over 50 Green-winged Teal, 4 Killdeer, and not too many other ducks.

Good birding!

Taylor McLean
Balto. Co.
Towson, MD

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Subject: Fort Smallwood Park Hawkwatch Friday, February 24, 2017 20 Raptors
From: SUE RICCIARDI <susiericc AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:07:20 -0500 (EST)
Fort Smallwood Park
Pasadena, Maryland, USA


Daily Raptor Counts: Feb 24, 2017
Species 	Day's Count 	Month Total 	Season Total
Black Vulture 	0 	0 	0
Turkey Vulture 	18 	18 	18
Osprey 	0 	0 	0
Bald Eagle 	0 	0 	0
Northern Harrier 	0 	0 	0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 	0 	0 	0
Cooper's Hawk 	0 	0 	0
Northern Goshawk 	0 	0 	0
Red-shouldered Hawk 	1 	1 	1
Broad-winged Hawk 	0 	0 	0
Red-tailed Hawk 	1 	1 	1
Rough-legged Hawk 	0 	0 	0
Golden Eagle 	0 	0 	0
American Kestrel 	0 	0 	0
Merlin 	0 	0 	0
Peregrine Falcon 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Accipiter 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Buteo 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Falcon 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Eagle 	0 	0 	0
Unknown Raptor 	0 	0 	0
Total: 	20 	20 	20

Observation start time: 	10:00:00
Observation end time: 	14:00:00
Total observation time: 	4 hours
Official Counter 	Sue Ricciardi
Observers: 	Bill Hubick

Visitors:
3
Weather:
Partly cloudy; 68-72 degrees; visibility excellent; winds southerly 5-12 mph 
gusting to 17 mph 

Raptor Observations:
First day of the count for the season and the southerly winds and warm 
temperatures came through with 20 migrants. Also two local Bald Eagles and 16 
Black Vultures up and about. 

Non-raptor Observations:
A few migrant flocks of Canada Geese and Common Grackles; 4 Gadwalls; 6 
Northern Shovelers; complete ebird checklist : 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S34772466 

Also basking turtles everywhere and a couple of Spring Peepers


Report submitted by Sue Ricciardi (susiericc AT comcast.net 
mailto: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.

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Subject: Fwd: Night flight over Pasadena (2/24)
From: George Jett <gmjett AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:08:00 -0500
Folks

I finally got a killdeer on my yard list yesterday. Who would have thought 
Sandhill Crane and Raven would be before killdeer. 


Woodcocks are displaying at the end of Mallard lane.  2 tonight.

Cheers 

George
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> From: "'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding" 
> Date: February 24, 2017 at 9:43:00 PM EST
> To: Maryland & DC Birding 
> Subject: [MDBirding] Night flight over Pasadena (2/24)
> Reply-To: Bill Hubick 
> 
> Hi Everyone,
> 
> I've been putting up a mercury vapor light for moths and other insects on 
warm nights to see what I can document in terms of very early season insect 
records for Maryland Biodiversity Project. This evening I heard several 
high-flying RING-BILLED GULLs and a KILLDEER passing overhead. KILLDEER did 
recently reappear at Fort Smallwood Park. At Fort Smallwood Park this morning, 
the girls and I were happy to see Sue Ricciardi on her way to the hawk watch. 
Just before we had watched two TURKEY VULTUREs flying high and due north - my 
first presumed migrants for the season. 

> 
> Good birding,
> 
> Bill
>  
> Bill Hubick
> Pasadena, Maryland
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Subject: Night flight over Pasadena (2/24)
From: "'Bill Hubick' via Maryland & DC Birding" <mdbirding AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:43:00 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Everyone,
I've been putting up a mercury vapor light for moths and other insects on warm 
nights to see what I can document in terms of very early season insect records 
for Maryland Biodiversity Project. This evening I heard several high-flying 
RING-BILLED GULLs and a KILLDEER passing overhead. KILLDEER did recently 
reappear at Fort Smallwood Park. At Fort Smallwood Park this morning, the girls 
and I were happy to see Sue Ricciardi on her way to the hawk watch. Just before 
we had watched two TURKEY VULTUREs flying high and due north - my first 
presumed migrants for the season. 


Good birding,
Bill Bill HubickPasadena, 
Marylandbill_hubick AT yahoo.comhttp://www.billhubick.com 

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Subject: Re: Canada geese, eastern phoebe Plus Mourning Cloak
From: Georgia McDonald <gmcdonald2006 AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:51:32 -0500
Four leisurely hours walking the Poplar Hill trail near Loch Raven 
reservoir.  Best birds were First of Season Eastern Phoebe & 11 skeins 
of migrating Canada Geese.  Total of 27 bird species plus 2 FOS Mourning 
Cloak butterfly

Canada Goose
Common Merganser
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy WP
Northern Flicker
Pileated WP
Eastern Phoebe
American Crow
Blue Jay
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch

Georgia McDonald     Towson, Balt Co

On 2/24/2017 9:23 AM, gmcdonald2006 wrote:
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> Loch Raven poplar hill trail.
>
> Georgia McDonald.  Towson
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Subject: Tree Swallows at CBEC
From: Barbara Johnson <barbarajohnson222 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:17:06 -0800 (PST)
7 swallows seen along Discovery Lane, in flight, on lines and nest boxes.  

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Subject: Red-headed WPs - Loudon County
From: "David Moulton, Bethesda, MD" <moulton.davidh AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:56:01 -0800 (PST)
There is a reliable spot for RHWO in Northern VA right now -- go to the 
Athletic Complex parking lot at Algonkian Regional Park. Find the children's 
play area in the woods north of the complex, next to the Heritage Trail. Go to 
the fence at the back of the play area, look and listen. There are at least 
three adults active there. 


Good birding.

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Subject: Re: Re: Le Conte's Sparrow, Harford Co.
From: Andy Beiderman <aandyy AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:43:53 -0800 (PST)
I just saw this and wanted to correct that I didn't relocate it :) Jim and Josh 
got eyes on the bird and I happened to be the person to spread the word. Just 
wanted to give credit where credit is due! 


Andy Beiderman
Baltimore, MD

On Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 11:28:22 AM UTC-5, Tim Carney wrote:
> The Le Conte's Sparrow was relocated near the blind by Andy Beiderman et al. 
around 10:25. 

> 
> Tim Carney
> Nottingham, MD

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Subject: Pine Warbler in eastern Howard County, February 24
From: Jim Wilkinson <lakekoshare AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:39:24 -0800 (PST)
A singing Pine Warbler was at Gateway Business Park. The location was a grove 
of Virginia Pines just south of the rectangular retention pond near Samuel 
Morse Drive. Also had two Red-breasted Nuthatches in the same pine grove. I did 
not find any Pine Warblers here last weekend so I think this bird has recently 
arrived. Pictures at my checklist: 


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34763593

Jim Wilkinson
Columbia, MD

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Subject: Horned Grebe migration question
From: Patricia Valdata <pvaldata1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:12:34 -0500
Last week I had a winter-plumage Horned Grebe for a new yard bird, and it
spent several days out back, but I haven't seen it since the beginning of
the week. Does anyone know what their migration "schedule" tends to be? I'm
guessing that the warm weather may have prompted it to leave, but we still
have a flock of 8-10 Buffleheads actively feeding, so maybe not.

It's been fun to compare the feeding activity of the two species. The
Buffleheads submerge for only about 10 seconds, and they bob back up just a
few feet from where they went under. The grebe would submerge for 30
seconds or more, and often came up many yards away. One day it went all the
way across the creek in one dive.

Pat Valdata
Crisfield, Somerset County

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Subject: Re: Canada Geese heading North
From: Sarah Romero <sarah.m.romero52 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:34:26 -0800 (PST)
On Friday, February 24, 2017 at 7:24:02 AM UTC-5, James Wilson wrote:
> Yesterday morning and again this morning large V's of Canada Geese were high 
in the air, honking away, and heading North. Maybe the Groundhog was wrong??? 

> 
> Jim Wilson
> Queenstown

I had over 1500 this morning btwn 0700 and 0900 on my walk from Lake Elkhorn to 
Stephens Forest (Lake to Lake to Lake Trail). 


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Subject: Canada geese, eastern phoebe
From: gmcdonald2006 <gmcdonald2006 AT verizon.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:23:39 -0500
    


Loch Raven poplar hill trail.
Georgia McDonald.  Towson
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Subject: Re: More signs of Spring
From: Thomas Harten <tjharten1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:15:29 -0500
Had a phoebe calling this morning at King's Landing Park in Huntingtown
(Calvert).  Geese on the move here as well!


On Fri, Feb 24, 2017 at 8:01 AM, Warblerick 
wrote:

> Just had my FOY EASTERN PHOEBE fly out of my back meadow, land briefly on
> our pool fence, then up into the treetops along the edge of the yard,
> before heading down the hill towards my neighbors pond area. And yesterday
> and today, many high-flying V flocks of Canada Geese, small groups of
> Common Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds all heading north.
>
> Beautiful weather, for now!
>
> Rick Sussman
> Woodbine,MD
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Subject: More signs of Spring
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:01:32 -0800 (PST)
Just had my FOY EASTERN PHOEBE fly out of my back meadow, land briefly on our 
pool fence, then up into the treetops along the edge of the yard, before 
heading down the hill towards my neighbors pond area. And yesterday and today, 
many high-flying V flocks of Canada Geese, small groups of Common Grackles and 
Red-winged Blackbirds all heading north. 


Beautiful weather, for now!

Rick Sussman
Woodbine,MD

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Subject: Re: Signs of spring
From: Gail Mackiernan <katahdinss AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:57:39 -0500
Geese flying overhead here as well -- It made me think of the old Joan Baez 
song, "North" ..." Like a windblown bird my heart goes forth, Sent by the 
spring to the shining north..." 


Gail Mackiernan
Colesville, MD

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> On Feb 24, 2017, at 7:51 AM, brent byers  wrote:
> 
> Woke up to the sound of migrating geese. Many flocks heading north this 
morning across middle river 

> Brent Byers
> Essex md
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Subject: Signs of spring
From: brent byers <baypuffin AT hotmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:51:16 -0800 (PST)
Woke up to the sound of migrating geese. Many flocks heading north this morning 
across middle river 

Brent Byers
Essex md

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Subject: Canada Geese heading North
From: James Wilson <birdmanjfw AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 04:24:02 -0800 (PST)
Yesterday morning and again this morning large V's of Canada Geese were high in 
the air, honking away, and heading North. Maybe the Groundhog was wrong??? 


Jim Wilson
Queenstown

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Subject: 2nd annual bird conservation summit at Patuxent NWR, March 4th
From: David Curson <dcurson AT audubon.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:22:58 -0800 (PST)
All Maryland birders, and indeed all people interested in the environment, are 
invited to the 2nd Annual "I Bird, I Vote" Bird Conservation Summit, which will 
be held on Saturday, March 4, at the National Wildlife Visitor Center - 
Patuxent Research Refuge in Laurel, MD. Register at Audubon Maryland-DC's 
website! 



http://md.audubon.org/conservation/join-us-our-2nd-annual-i-bird-i-vote-bird-conservation-summit-march-4th 


This year's summit will focus on energy development, land use, and funding for 
wildlife conversation. Speakers from our partner organizations will provide 
brief overviews of these issues and how you can help get involved. 

Hope to see you there!

David Curson

Director of Bird Conservation
Audubon Maryland-DC

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Subject: Am. Woodcocks - Sycamore Landing Rd, Mont Co
From: Andy Martin <apmartin2 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:07:11 -0800 (PST)
Weather was too nice today not to try for American Woodcocks this evening along 
Sycamore Landing Rd within McKee-Beshers WMA in Montgomery Co. 


Arrived around 5:30 pm and was joined at about 5:55 by Team "Dubois" (Woody and 
Rae). 1st "peents" heard around 6:17 pm. Peents and display flights went on for 
about 25 minutes or so, quieting down around 6:46. Maybe 4-5 birds in total. 


We stood in field on east side of Sycamore Landing Rd about 0.11 miles from its 
intersection with River Rd but birds were landing and launching display flights 
from both sides. Mostly a listening affair after about 6:30 as it quickly got 
too dark. 


Andy Martin
Gaithersburg

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Subject: RE: Re: Cedar Waxwing by the dozen - Salisbury
From: <marshwren50 AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:28:17 -0500
At a previous home, in Newark, DE, I had a European Mountain Ash that the 
waxwings loved. It bore a prolific crop of red-orange berries each year and the 
waxwings would pick it clean. Sadly, the tree came down in a storm one year. 
Then I moved, so it was not replanted. 


Marcia
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Marcia Watson
Bowie, MD
marshwren50 AT comcast.net

From: Warblerick
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:32 PM
To: Maryland & DC Birding
Subject: [MDBirding] Re: Cedar Waxwing by the dozen - Salisbury

I have most of those in my yard, planted specifically for birds. No winter 
berry though.Lots of hawthorn, crab apples, dogwood and one very prolific and 
beautiful serviceberry. 

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Subject: Re: Cedar Waxwing by the dozen - Salisbury
From: Warblerick <ricksussman1955 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:32:53 -0800 (PST)
I have most of those in my yard, planted specifically for birds. No winter 
berry though.Lots of hawthorn, crab apples, dogwood and one very prolific and 
beautiful serviceberry. 

Rick Sussman
Woodbine, MD

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Subject: Re: Cedar Waxwing by the dozen - Salisbury
From: JimC <jimcancil AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:28:10 -0800 (PST)
On Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 5:10:02 PM UTC-5, JimC wrote:
> My wife retired from Peninsula Regional Hospital a few years ago but had to 
go back this afternoon. To her total amazement, she saw all these birds outside 
a common entry area?! 

> 
> MAYBE - we have seen one or two at home in the country but never in town. She 
is in the shot with her iPhone. Maybe one of you can identify the tree — I 
need to plant some! Cheers. Jim 


Crabapple trees are on the list to purchase along with Butterfly Weed 
(Asclepias tuberosa). 


Wikipedia: "The cedar waxwing eats berries and sugary fruit year-round, 
including "dogwood, serviceberry, cedar, juniper, hawthorn, and winterberry", 
with insects becoming an important part of the diet in the breeding season." 


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