Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, November 10, 2007
Howard Waterfowl Search

Trip Leader: Arnold, Stan

Date of Trip: Saturday, November 10, 2007

Location: Howard Waterfowl Search

Details: Places visited: Lake Elkhorn (LE), Lake Kittamaqundi (LK), Wilde Lake (WL), Centennial Park (CP), Brighton Dam (a few went) and quarry off of Springdale Drive near dam.

Number on trip: 11

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Photo by Sue Earp

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

  • Canada Goose: hundreds, mostly CP
  • Mute Swan: 1 (LE)
  • American Wigeon: 1 m (LK)
  • American Black Duck: 17 (quarry)
  • Mallard: dozens
  • Ring-necked Duck: 13 (LE)
  • Bufflehead: 1 m (LE)
  • Hooded Merganser: 1m (CP)
  • Ruddy Duck: 1 (LE), 1 (WL), 10 (CP)
  • Pied-billed Grebe: 7 (LE) and 1 (WL)
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 1 (B. Dam)
  • Great Blue Heron: 3 (LE, WL, CP)
  • Black Vulture: 3 (LE & WL)
  • Turkey Vulture: 12, all over
  • Cooper's Hawk: 2 (LE &WL)
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1 (LE)
  • buteo species: 1 (CP)
  • Ring-billed Gull: 10 (LE), 3 (B Dam)
  • Mourning Dove: 15
  • Belted Kingfisher: 2 (LE & CP?)
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 3 or more
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: 1 (LK)
  • Downy Woodpecker: 5
  • Hairy Woodpecker:1 (LE)
  • Northern Flicker: 2 (LE & LK)
  • Blue Jay: 8
  • American Crow: 5
  • Fish Crow: 3 or more (LE)
  • Carolina Chickadee: 15
  • Tufted Titmouse: 10
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 5
  • Carolina Wren: 5
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 3 (LE & CP)
  • Eastern Bluebird:2 or more (LE)
  • American Robin: scores/hundreds
  • Northern Mockingbird: 4 or 5
  • European Starling: too many
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 1 or more (LK)
  • Eastern Towhee: 1 heard (LE)
  • Fox Sparrow: 2 (LE)
  • Song Sparrow: 10 or more
  • White-throated Sparrow: 25
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 2 (LE & LK)
  • Northern Cardinal: 20
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 25 (LE)
  • House Finch: 20
  • American Goldfinch:40
  • House Sparrow: way too many

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