Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, November 15, 2008

Trip Leader: Schwarz, Kurt

Date of Trip: Saturday, November 15, 2008

Location: Howard Waterfowl Search

Details: 3/4 day. Visited Lake Elkhorn, Wilde Lake, Centennial Lake, and Triadelphia Reservoir. A.M. drizzle, slowing abating. 60 degrees. Gradual clearing, with increasing winds and temperatures. Reached 75 degrees by end of trip about 2:00 p.m. Rain set in about 2:30, with temperature dropping to 59 degrees.

Number on trip: 9


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

  • Snow Goose: 1
  • Cackling Goose: 6
  • Canada Goose: lots
  • Mallard:
  • Ring-necked Duck: 23
  • Bufflehead: 2
  • Ruddy Duck: 7
  • Pied-billed Grebe: 10
  • Great Blue Heron: 6
  • Black Vulture:
  • Turkey Vulture:
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk:
  • Cooper's Hawk:
  • Red-shouldered Hawk:
  • Red-tailed Hawk:
  • Golden Eagle: 1
  • American Coot: 2
  • Killdeer:
  • Ring-billed Gull: 24
  • Rock Pigeon:
  • Mourning Dove:
  • Belted Kingfisher: 5
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker:
  • Downy Woodpecker:
  • Hairy Woodpecker: 1
  • Northern Flicker:
  • Blue Jay:
  • Carolina Chickadee:
  • Tufted Titmouse:
  • White-breasted Nuthatch:
  • Carolina Wren:
  • Winter Wren: 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 1
  • American Robin:
  • Northern Mockingbird:
  • Cedar Waxwing: 8
  • Fox Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow:
  • White-throated Sparrow:
  • Dark-eyed Junco:
  • Northern Cardinal:
  • Red-winged Blackbird:
  • Common Grackle:
  • House Finch:
  • House Sparrow:

Comments:
Cackling Goose and Golden Eagle were the highlights!