Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, April 25, 2009

Trip Leader: Schwarz, Kurt

Date of Trip: Saturday, April 25, 2009

Location: Middle Patuxent Environmental Area

Details: Clegg Meadow and Trotter Lane Loops. Half day. Temps in 50s climbing to mid-80s. Cloudy to partly cloudy. No wind.

Number on trip: 11


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

  • Canada Goose: 3
  • Wood Duck: 2
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Green Heron: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 4
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 3
  • Mourning Dove:
  • Barred Owl: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker:
  • Downy Woodpecker:
  • Northern Flicker:
  • Pileated Woodpecker: 3
  • Acadian Flycatcher: 2
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • White-eyed Vireo: 3
  • Yellow-throated Vireo: 1
  • Blue-headed Vireo:
  • Blue Jay:
  • American Crow:
  • Fish Crow: 1
  • Purple Martin: 1
  • Tree Swallow:
  • Carolina Chickadee:
  • Tufted Titmouse:
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 1
  • Carolina Wren:
  • House Wren: 2
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 4
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher:
  • Eastern Bluebird:
  • Wood Thrush: 2
  • American Robin:
  • Gray Catbird:
  • Northern Mockingbird:
  • Brown Thrasher: 4
  • European Starling:
  • Cedar Waxwing: 10
  • Blue-winged Warbler: 3
  • Northern Parula:
  • Yellow Warbler: 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 15
  • Ovenbird: 4
  • Louisiana Waterthrush: 1
  • Common Yellowthroat: 3
  • Scarlet Tanager: 1
  • Eastern Towhee:
  • Chipping Sparrow:
  • Field Sparrow:
  • Song Sparrow:
  • White-throated Sparrow: 25
  • Northern Cardinal:
  • Red-winged Blackbird:
  • Common Grackle:
  • Brown-headed Cowbird:
  • Purple Finch: 3-4
  • House Finch:
  • American Goldfinch: 50

Comments:
An additional Louisiana Waterthrush was singing on the Middle Patuxent at the Rt. 108 crossing. A Black-throated Green Warbler was singing on Trotter Rd. by Rt. 108. Blue-gray Gnatcathers, Northern Parulas, and Eastern Towhees were abundant, we made not attempt to count.