Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)

Field Trip: Saturday, April 18, 2009

Trip Leader: Tveekrem , June

Date of Trip: Saturday, April 18, 2009

Location: Photography Trip to Font Hill Wetland Park

Details: 8:00 am to 10:45 am, sunny, 45 deg at start, 70 deg at end, no wind at start, light wind at end. Below are pictures of birds and an unusual sight.

Number on trip: 8

20090418A (47K) 20090418B (55K)
20090418C (45K) 20090418D (72K)

Photos by June Tveekrem

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

  • Canada Goose:
  • Mallard:
  • Common Loon: 6
  • Great Blue Heron:
  • Turkey Vulture:
  • Red-shouldered Hawk:
  • Broad-winged Hawk: 4
  • Red-tailed Hawk:
  • Caspian Tern:
  • Rock Pigeon:
  • Mourning Dove:
  • Belted Kingfisher:
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker:
  • Downy Woodpecker:
  • Northern Flicker:
  • Pileated Woodpecker:
  • Eastern Phoebe:
  • Blue Jay:
  • American Crow:
  • Carolina Chickadee:
  • Tufted Titmouse:
  • White-breasted Nuthatch:
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet:
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher:
  • American Robin:
  • European Starling:
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler:
  • Palm Warbler: (Yellow)
  • Field Sparrow:
  • Swamp Sparrow:
  • White-throated Sparrow:
  • Northern Cardinal:
  • Red-winged Blackbird:

Phoebes were nesting in top of pagoda - evidently they have displaced the Barn Swallows that used to nest there. Another pair of Phoebes appeared to be building a nest under the bridge.