Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, March 24, 2012

Trip Leaders: Wes Earp & Mark Wallace

Date of Trip: Saturday, March 24, 2012

Location: Waterford Farm

Details: Heron rookery and a fledgling Horned Lark!

Number on trip: 8

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Photograph by Susan Earp

  • Canada Goose 10
  • Wood Duck 5
  • Gadwall 6
  • Mallard 4
  • Green-winged Teal 14
  • Great Blue Heron 12 (10 nests with 8 occupied)
  • Black Vulture 1
  • Bald Eagle 1 (Probable 4 year old. All white head but a little brown on the tip of tail)
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 2
  • American Coot 1
  • Killdeer 1
  • Mourning Dove 4
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
  • Downy Woodpecker 2
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 5
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 3
  • Blue Jay 8
  • American Crow 12
  • Horned Lark 3 (1 downy young)
  • Tree Swallow 4
  • Carolina Chickadee 2
  • Tufted Titmouse 4
  • Carolina Wren 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 10
  • American Robin 18
  • Northern Mockingbird 2
  • European Starling 6
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Chipping Sparrow 4
  • Field Sparrow 3
  • Savannah Sparrow 20
  • Song Sparrow 10
  • Swamp Sparrow 4
  • White-throated Sparrow 19
  • Dark-eyed Junco 1
  • Northern Cardinal 10
  • Red-winged Blackbird 12
  • Common Grackle 3
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 6
  • American Goldfinch 2
  • House Sparrow 10

Comments: A little wet, but the thunderstorm was over