Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, October 13, 2007
Oakland Mills Garden Plots

Trip Leader: Wilkinson, Jim

Date of Trip: Saturday, October 13, 2007

Location: Oakland Mills Garden Plots

Details: 2 hours, weather was sunny and cool

Number on trip: 9

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

  • Canada Goose:
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 3
  • Turkey Vulture:
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk:
  • Cooper's Hawk:
  • accipiter species:
  • Red-shouldered Hawk:
  • Rock Pigeon:
  • Mourning Dove:
  • Chimney Swift: 16
  • Belted Kingfisher:
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker:
  • Downy Woodpecker:
  • Northern Flicker:
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue-headed Vireo:
  • Blue Jay:
  • American Crow:
  • Carolina Chickadee:
  • Tufted Titmouse:
  • Carolina Wren:
  • House Wren:
  • Eastern Bluebird:
  • American Robin:
  • Gray Catbird:
  • Northern Mockingbird:
  • European Starling:
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 1
  • Black-throated Green Warbler: 2
  • Palm Warbler: 2
  • Common Yellowthroat: 1
  • Eastern Towhee:
  • Chipping Sparrow: 12
  • Savannah Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow:
  • Lincoln's Sparrow:
  • Swamp Sparrow: 1
  • White-throated Sparrow:
  • Northern Cardinal:
  • Indigo Bunting: 3
  • Red-winged Blackbird:
  • Purple Finch: 1
  • House Finch:
  • American Goldfinch:
  • House Sparrow:

Comments:
Good turnout for a short-notice trip. We also had good weather, good company and some nice birds. These included a Blue-headed Vireo that finally showed itself well, one Savannah Sparrow (uncommon here), 2 Lincoln's Sparrows including one that perched in a small tree for several minutes next to a Song Sparrow for comparison, and a smart-looking male Purple Finch.