Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Sunday, November 27, 2011

Trip Leader: Joe Byrnes

Date of Trip: Sunday, November 27, 2011

Location: Centennial Park

Number on trip: 13

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Photo of Pied-billed Grebe by Richard Orr

  • Canada Goose: 300
  • American Black Duck: 1
  • Mallard: 8
  • Bufflehead: 2
  • Pied-billed Grebe: 7
  • Great Blue Heron: 2
  • Black Vulture: 2
  • Turkey Vulture: 8
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk: 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk: 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk: 1
  • Peregrine Falcon: 1
  • Mourning Dove: 7
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker: 1
  • Downy Woodpecker: 3
  • Hairy Woodpecker: 1
  • Northern Flicker: 1
  • Blue Jay: 6
  • American Crow: 10
  • Fish Crow: 3
  • crow sp. 20
  • Carolina Chickadee: 8
  • Tufted Titmouse: 1
  • White-breasted Nuthatch: 3
  • Carolina Wren: 5
  • Eastern Bluebird: 6
  • American Robin: 2
  • Northern Mockingbird: 1
  • European Starling: 12
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler: 2
  • Song Sparrow: 2
  • White-throated Sparrow: 6
  • Dark-eyed Junco: 1
  • Northern Cardinal: 6
  • American Goldfinch: 15
Comments: As the group was doing the tally we had a large falcon fly over. The bird was in view for over a minute circling at least once before it flew off to the east. Several of us observed the white face with dark edging. The flight pattern seemed more like that of a Peregrine than that of a Merlin.