Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday September 1, 2012

Trip Leader: Dick Smith

Date of Trip: Saturday, September 1, 2012

Location: Butterflies Through Binoculars (Elkhorn Garden Plots)

Number: 16

Details: Fully Cloudy earlier to Mostly Cloudy later, temp around 80 degrees. Surprising butterfly numbers, considering the weather.

Butterflies:

Few - 3-5 Many - 6-15 Abundant - over about 15 or so.
  • 1. Black Swallowtail - Few
  • 2. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - Few
  • 3. Spicebush Swallowtail - Few
  • 4. Cabbage White - Abundant
  • 5. Orange Sulphur - Many
  • 6. Sleepy Orange - Few
  • 7. Gray Hairstreak - 1
  • 8. Eastern Tailed-Blue - Many
  • 9. Summer Azure - 1
  • 10. Variegated Fritillary - Many
  • 11. Pearl Crescent - Few
  • 12. Question Mark - Few
  • 13. Eastern Comma - 1
  • 14. American Lady - 1
  • 15. Painted Lady - Many
  • 16. Red Admiral - Many
  • 17. Common Buckeye - Few
  • 18. Red-spotted Purple - Few
  • 19. Viceroy - 1
  • 20. Monarch - Few
  • 21. Silver-spotted Skipper - Many
  • 22. Wild Indigo Duskywing - Few
  • 23. Common Checkered-Skipper - 2
  • 24. Clouded Skipper - Many
  • 25. Least Skipper - Many
  • 26. Fiery Skipper - Few
  • 27. Peck's Skipper - Few
  • 28. Little Glassywing - 1
  • 29. Sachem - Abundant
  • 30. Zabulon Skipper - 1 (male)

Birds:

  • Turkey Vulture
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Red-eyed Vireo
  • House Wren
  • Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Gray Catbird
  • European Starling
  • Magnolia Warbler
  • House Finch
  • American Goldfinch
  • House Sparrow