Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Thursday, April 17, 2008

Trip Leader: Byrnes, Joe

Date of Trip: Thursday, April 17, 2008

Location: Lake Elkhorn/Fore Bay

Details: 3 hours, sunny, cloudless, 1 mph wind from north, 50 - 60 degrees.

Number on trip: 10 (+ baby)


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

  • Canada Goose: 8
  • Mallard: 6
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Black Vulture: 3
  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 3
  • Mourning Dove: 3
  • Barred Owl: 1
  • Chimney Swift: 8
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 4
  • Downy Woodpecker: 8
  • Northern Flicker: 1 Heard
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue Jay: 4
  • American Crow: 10
  • Tree Swallow: 10
  • N. Rough-winged Swallow:
  • Barn Swallow: 12
  • Carolina Chickadee: 6
  • Tufted Titmouse: 6
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 2
  • Carolina Wren: 2
  • House Wren: 2
  • American Robin: 4
  • Northern Mockingbird: 2
  • European Starling: 6
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 30
  • Pine Warbler: 1
  • Palm Warbler: 2
  • Eastern Towhee: 1
  • Field Sparrow: 1 Heard
  • Song Sparrow: 3
  • White-throated Sparrow: 6
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 10
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 10
  • Common Grackle: 12
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 5
  • American Goldfinch: 4
  • House Sparrow: 12

Comments:
Barred Owl in NE corner of lake, high in a tree, being harassed by crows.