Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, October 20, 2007
Meadowbrook Park

Trip Leader: Schwarz, Kurt

Date of Trip: Saturday, October 20, 2007

Location: Meadowbrook Park

Details: Hawk Watch, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with some folks wandering about the park before the count. The day dawned clear, with increasing clouds as the day wore on. The wind was strong from the west, with occasional chair- and scope-toppling gusts

Number on trip: 13

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

  • Canada Goose: 33
  • Mallard: 13
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Great Egret: 1
  • Black Vulture: 38
  • Turkey Vulture: 59
  • Osprey: 2
  • Bald Eagle: 1
  • Northern Harrier: 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 9
  • Cooper's Hawk: 3
  • Accipiter species: 6
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 4
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 21
  • Buteo species: 4
  • American Kestrel: 3
  • Merlin: 1
  • Ring-billed Gull: 7
  • Rock Pigeon: 10
  • Mourning Dove: 8
  • Chimney Swift: 2
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1
  • Red-headed Woodpecker: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue Jay: 81
  • American Crow: 17
  • Tree Swallow: 2
  • Carolina Chickadee: 2
  • Carolina Wren: 3
  • Eastern Bluebird: 3
  • American Robin: 18
  • Gray Catbird: 2
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • Brown Thrasher: 1
  • European Starling: 82
  • Cedar Waxwing: 27
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 3
  • Palm Warbler: 3
  • Eastern Towhee: 1
  • Chipping Sparrow: 5
  • Field Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 6
  • Swamp Sparrow: 3
  • White-throated Sparrow: 11
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 2
  • Northern Cardinal: 7
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 3
  • Common Grackle: 4
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 1
  • Purple Finch: 1
  • House Finch: 16
  • American Goldfinch: 26
  • House Sparrow: 3

Comments:
Thanks to Kevin who kept meticulous count of the dickey birds!