Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, November 5, 2011

Trip Leader: Earp, Wes

Date of Trip: Saturday, November 5, 2011

Location: Waterford Farm

Details: About four hours on a great fall day.

Number on trip: 20


  • Canada Goose: 150
  • Wood Duck: 6
  • Gadwall: 7
  • Mallard: 60
  • Hooded Merganser: 5
  • Northern Bobwhite: 2
  • Great Blue Heron: 1
  • Black Vulture: 1
  • Turkey Vulture: 6
  • Bald Eagle: 4
  • Cooper's Hawk: 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 2
  • American Kestrel: 2
  • Ring-billed Gull: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 6
  • Belted Kingfisher: 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 3
  • Downy Woodpecker: 2
  • Northern Flicker: 4
  • Eastern Phoebe: 1
  • Blue Jay: 2
  • American Crow: 12
  • Fish Crow: 1
  • crow sp.: 150
  • Horned Lark: 2
  • Carolina Chickadee: 2
  • Tufted Titmouse: 3
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 2
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet: 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 2
  • Eastern Bluebird: 75 (Probably a low count. Mark Wallace counted 97 fledged from the bluebird boxes.)
  • American Robin: 3
  • Northern Mockingbird: 2
  • European Starling: 2
  • Cedar Waxwing: 15
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 2
  • Chipping Sparrow: 6
  • Field Sparrow: 4
  • Savannah Sparrow: 24 (Conservative estimate.)
  • Song Sparrow: 50
  • Lincoln's Sparrow:
  • Swamp Sparrow: 30 (Conservative estimate. Most in the lower field near the dyke.)
  • White-throated Sparrow: 35
  • White-crowned Sparrow: 1
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 2
  • Northern Cardinal: 4
  • Red-winged Blackbird: 18
  • Rusty Blackbird: 5
  • Common Grackle: 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird: 12
  • House Finch: 1
  • American Goldfinch: 2
  • House Sparrow: 15

Comment : Lincoln's Sparrow: A very handsome bird perched up for all to enjoy. Very finely streaked breast that stopped with a straight edge and a smallish dark spot. Gray supercilium, crown stripe, and brown ear-coverts.