Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Monday, October 8, 2012

Trip Leader: Jim Wilkinson

Date of Trip: Monday, October 8, 2012

Location: Elkhorn Garden Plots

Number: 7

Details: Highlights were the late hummingbird, Blue Grosbeak, Lincoln's Sparrows, and Purple finches.

  • Canada Goose 30
  • Cooper's Hawk 1
  • Rock Pigeon 1
  • Mourning Dove 1
  • Chimney Swift 16
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1-- small hummingbird, appeared to be a female Ruby-throated--white throat, no rufous on sides or tail; was perched on fence and then flew off--did not see it hovering
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Northern Flicker 2
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Blue Jay 40-- two flocks going south and birds in the garden plots
  • American Crow 3
  • Fish Crow 1
  • crow sp. 2
  • Carolina Chickadee 2
  • House Wren 1
  • Carolina Wren 2
  • Eastern Bluebird 2
  • American Robin 12
  • Gray Catbird 6
  • Northern Mockingbird 1
  • European Starling 1
  • Nashville Warbler 1
  • Common Yellowthroat 2
  • Palm Warbler 4
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
  • Eastern Towhee 3
  • Chipping Sparrow 15
  • Field Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 6
  • Lincoln's Sparrow 2
  • Swamp Sparrow 1
  • White-throated Sparrow 2
  • Scarlet Tanager 1
  • Northern Cardinal 12
  • Blue Grosbeak 1 first winter?--very warm brown in color
  • Red-winged Blackbird 18
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 1
  • blackbird sp. 5
  • Purple Finch 3-- 2 males and one brownish bird
  • House Finch 20
  • American Goldfinch 20
  • House Sparrow 18