Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Trip Leader: Michele Wright

Date of Trip: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Location: Bon Secours Spiritual Center

Details: 8:00 am-10:30 am; temperature starting in the mid 50's warming up to the upper 60's; partly sunny

Number on trip: 14


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

  • Canada Goose: 6
  • Mallard: 3
  • Common Loon: 1
  • Double-crested Cormorant: 11
  • Black Vulture: 3
  • Turkey Vulture: 1
  • Northern Harrier: 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 3
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 2
  • Broad-winged Hawk: 5
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 1
  • Chimney Swift: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 2
  • Downy Woodpecker: 2
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Eastern Kingbird: 1
  • Blue Jay: 60
  • American Crow: 4
  • Fish Crow: 6
  • Tree Swallow: 1
  • Barn Swallow: 1
  • Carolina Chickadee: 12
  • Tufted Titmouse: 6
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch: 1
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 2
  • Carolina Wren: 1
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher: 3
  • Eastern Bluebird: 2
  • American Robin: 6
  • Gray Catbird: 1
  • Northern Mockingbird: 2
  • Brown Thrasher: 3
  • European Starling: 6
  • Northern Parula: 1
  • Yellow Warbler: 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 6
  • Black-and-white Warbler: 1
  • Eastern Towhee: 2
  • Chipping Sparrow: 24
  • Field Sparrow: 6
  • Song Sparrow: 2
  • White-throated Sparrow: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 8
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 4
  • Common Grackle: 3
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 3
  • House Finch: 3
  • American Goldfinch: 12
  • House Sparrow: 6

Comments:
An up-close view of a chipping sparrow. Allowed group to come within 5 feet of him. Yellow-rumps "gnat-catching" from apple tree. Red Admiral, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Cabbage White butterflies observed. Spring Beauties growing under young trees.