Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, September 22, 2012

Trip Leader: Harry Fink

Date of Trip: Saturday, September 22, 2012

Location:Meadowbrook Park (Hawk Watch)

Details: Morning started with 62 degrees and 6mph winds from the south and climbed to 76 by noon and 8 mph winds from the southwest. It was a mostly cloudless sky all morning.

Number on trip: 12


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

  • Canada Goose 26
  • Mallard 2
  • Black Vulture 11
  • Turkey Vulture 9
  • Osprey 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 4
  • Cooper's Hawk 2
  • Bald Eagle 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 8
  • Red-tailed Hawk 4
  • Rock Pigeon 37
  • Mourning Dove 3
  • Chimney Swift 47
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 2
  • American Kestrel 1
  • Blue Jay 162 [Huge migration of Jays. I am sure this number is low but it is what was counted up till the time the hawks started flying and attention shifted but they were continuously seen moving all morning. Only birds moving south with purpose were counted. Very few local Jays were observed.]
  • crow sp. 16
  • House Wren 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 6
  • American Robin 5
  • Gray Catbird 1
  • Northern Mockingbird 2
  • European Starling 14
  • Cedar Waxwing 11
  • Scarlet Tanager 1
  • Indigo Bunting 1
  • Red-winged Blackbird 48
  • Common Grackle 2
  • House Finch 11
  • House Sparrow 2