Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Sunday, May 06, 2007
Meadowbrook Park

Trip Leader: McClure , Mike & Grazina

Date of Trip: Sunday, May 06, 2007

Location: Meadowbrook Park

Details: Beginners Bird Walk. Weather: High & Low for the day: 62.7 & 47.4 degrees F.;Temp at 8:30a and 11:30a: 50.7 & 57.2 degress F.;Winds: ~2.0 mph continuous with gusts 10-15 mph;Dew Point: Comfortable in the low to mid 20 degree F

Number on trip: 9

Birds:
(Numbers of individuals are shown if they were recorded.)

  • Canada Goose:12
  • Mallard:3
  • Great Blue Heron:1
  • Great Egret:1
  • Green Heron:3
  • Black-crowned Night-Heron:1
  • Black Vulture:3
  • Turkey Vulture:4
  • Cooper's Hawk:1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk:1
  • Broad-winged Hawk:1
  • Solitary Sandpiper:1
  • Rock Pigeon:1
  • Mourning Dove:6
  • Chimney Swift:1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker:1
  • Downy Woodpecker:1
  • Pileated Woodpecker:1
  • Warbling Vireo:1
  • Blue Jay:3
  • Tree Swallow:9
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow:4
  • Barn Swallow:8
  • Carolina Wren:1
  • Eastern Bluebird:2
  • American Robin:7
  • Gray Catbird:2
  • Northern Mockingbird:2
  • European Starling:15
  • Yellow Warbler:11
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 1
  • Common Yellowthroat: 1
  • Eastern Towhee: 1
  • Savannah Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 1
  • Northern Cardinal:8
  • Indigo Bunting: 1
  • Common Grackle:7
  • Brown-headed Cowbird:4
  • Baltimore Oriole:3
  • House Finch:5
  • American Goldfinch:12
  • House Sparrow:13

Comments:
This was a difficult experience due to the winds which were picking up significant amounts of dirt from the ball fields. The dirt clouds encompassed us several times. Birds are generally not active under windy conditions and a number of expected species were not to be found.