Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)

Field Trip: Saturday, August 30, 2008

Trip Leader: Smith, Richard

Date of Trip: Saturday, August 30, 2008

Location: Meadowbrook Park

Details: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Butterflies, Silver-spotted Skipper, Wild Indigo Duskywing, Clouded Skipper, Least Skipper, Tawny-edged Skipper, Crossline Skipper, Little Glassywing, Sachem, Zabulon Skipper, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Dark swallowtail species (either Spicebush Swallowtail or Eastern Tiger Swallowtail-dark form female), Cabbage White, Orange Sulphur, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Pearl Crescent, Common Buckeye, Red-spotted Purple, Appalachian Brown, Monarch.

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Photo on left by Sue Earp; photo on right by Richard Orr

Number on trip: 12

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

  • Canada Goose:
  • Mallard:
  • Great Egret:
  • Green Heron:
  • Black Vulture:
  • Turkey Vulture:
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 2 adult
  • Broad-winged Hawk: 1 immature
  • Rock Pigeon:
  • Mourning Dove:
  • Chimney Swift:
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird: 2
  • Northern Flicker:
  • American Crow:
  • Fish Crow:
  • Carolina Chickadee:
  • Tufted Titmouse:
  • White-breasted Nuthatch:
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher:
  • Eastern Bluebird:
  • Gray Catbird:
  • Northern Mockingbird:
  • Brown Thrasher:
  • European Starling:
  • Cedar Waxwing:
  • House Finch:
  • American Goldfinch:

Dragonflies, had good looks at Band-winged Meadowhawk and Blue-faced Meadowhawk plus others.