County Bird Club
A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)
Field Trip: Saturday, June 09, 2007
Trip Leader: Ray , Tim
Date of Trip: Saturday, June 09, 2007
Location: Centennial Park
Details: Nest Walk. Co-leader, Grace Su.
Highlights: Seeing adult Baltimore Orioles bring food to their nestlings;
seeing eggs in the nests of Brown Thrashers, Barn Swallows, Northern
Cardinals, and Northern Mockingbirds; seeing a Green Heron nest.
Number on trip: 10
(Numbers of individuals are shown if they were recorded.)
- Green Heron: 1 recent nest with lots of whitewash on
the ground nearby (hopefully indicates successful nest)
- Mourning Dove: 1 nest with adult on it, plus 1 recent
nest (young fledged)
- Eastern Kingbird: one active nest with an adult sitting
on it, plus another pair of adult birds with a partial
- Barn Swallow: 2 colonies, good look at nest with 4 eggs
and another nest with 4-5 big nestlings.
- Carolina Chickadee: Fledglings.
- American Robin: 1 adult carrying food for young.
- Gray Catbird: 1 presumed active nest (new this year,
completed, no eggs yet)
- Northern Mockingbird: One nest with eggs, one failed
nest (had young 3 days ago).
- Brown Thrasher: 1 nest with adult on it. The nest is
within 3' of the trash can next to the tennis courts (and
3' above ground). Great look at the 4 eggs in the nest.
- Cedar Waxwing: 1 very-difficult-to-see nest under a
canopy of grape vines.
- Chipping Sparrow: Fledglings.
- Northern Cardinal: 4 nests with female on nest, plus 2
families with fledglings. Great looks at the eggs in one of
- Red-winged Blackbird: two presumed nests in meadows (we
did not want to disturb the nests)
- Common Grackle: 10+ nests with young in a grove of Red
Cedar trees, plus several fledglings.
- Orchard Oriole: 1 successful nest (young fledged within
past 3 days).
- Baltimore Oriole: 4 active nests--2 with young, plus 2
with female on nest. We watched parents feed nestlings at
both of the nests with young.
- House Finch: 1 nest with adult on it.