Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, October 10, 2009

Trip Leader: Schwarz, Kurt

Date of Trip: Saturday, October 10, 2009

Location: Mount Pleasant

Details: Half day. Temperature at start of trip was 70 fahrenheit. Clouds increased to complete cloud cover, with rising winds. Light rain ensued for the last half hour or so.

Number on trip: 20


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

  • Canada Goose: 8
  • Black Vulture: 2
  • Turkey Vulture: 30
  • Osprey: 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 5
  • Cooper's Hawk:
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • American Kestrel: 4
  • Mourning Dove: 12
  • Chimney Swift: 6
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 2
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker: 1
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker: 1
  • Northern Flicker: 2
  • Eastern Phoebe: 2
  • Blue Jay: 36
  • American Crow: 12
  • Tree Swallow: 2
  • Carolina Chickadee: 2
  • Tufted Titmouse: 3
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 1
  • Carolina Wren: 2
  • House Wren: 1
  • Eastern Bluebird: 12
  • American Robin: 6
  • Gray Catbird: 2
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • European Starling: 12
  • Cedar Waxwing: 18
  • Nashville Warbler: 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 1
  • Black-throated Green Warbler: 2
  • Palm Warbler: 5
  • Common Yellowthroat: 1
  • Eastern Towhee: 1
  • Chipping Sparrow: 8
  • Field Sparrow: 2
  • Savannah Sparrow: 1
  • Song Sparrow: 18
  • Lincoln's Sparrow:
  • White-throated Sparrow: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 4
  • Indigo Bunting: 2
  • House Finch: 4
  • American Goldfinch: 24

Comments:
Palm Warblers, 3 Western and 2 Eastern. The Blue Jays were migrating, tree top level, southbound.