Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Monday, September 22, 2008

Trip Leader: Byrnes, Joe

Date of Trip: Monday, September 22, 2008

Location: Lake Elkhorn/Fore Bay

Details: 2.5 hours. Sunny, 70.

Number on trip: 11


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

  • Canada Goose: 32
  • Mallard: 14
  • Great Blue Heron: 2
  • Green Heron: 2
  • Turkey Vulture: 3
  • Mourning Dove: 5
  • Chimney Swift: 4
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 5
  • Downy Woodpecker: 2
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Eastern Wood-Pewee:
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue Jay: 50
  • American Crow: 10
  • Carolina Chickadee: 3
  • Tufted Titmouse: 3
  • Carolina Wren: 12
  • Eastern Bluebird: 17
  • American Robin: 8
  • Gray Catbird: 15
  • European Starling: 50
  • Cedar Waxwing: 12
  • Northern Parula: 1
  • Common Yellowthroat: 2
  • Song Sparrow: 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 2
  • House Finch: 12
  • American Goldfinch: 16
  • House Sparrow: 20

Comments:
Beautiful day. Few birds. Three foot Snapping Turtle at east end bridge. Encircled lake counter clockwise, with dog leg to Forebay Pond.