Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, October 13, 2012

Trip Leader: Lewis, Allen

Date of Trip: Saturday, October 13, 2012

Location: Lake Elkhorn

Details: The trip lasted three hours, starting at 8:00 AM. The weather gave us a beautiful clear autumn day. Highlights were 46 species identified with approximately 35 Pine Siskins, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, three Blue-headed Vireos, and six species of warbler.

Number on trip: 12

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Photo of Pine Siskins by Howard Patterson

  • Canada Goose 25
  • Mallard 10
  • Ruddy Duck 4
  • Pied-billed Grebe 3
  • Great Blue Heron 2
  • Black Vulture 3
  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Accipiter sp. 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 3
  • Mourning Dove 7
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
  • Downy Woodpecker 4
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 1
  • Blue-headed Vireo 3
  • Blue Jay 11
  • American Crow 4
  • Carolina Chickadee 6
  • Tufted Titmouse 3
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 3
  • Carolina Wren 6
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet 15
  • Eastern Bluebird 2
  • American Robin 10
  • Gray Catbird 2
  • Northern Mockingbird 1
  • Common Yellowthroat 1
  • Northern Parula 1
  • Magnolia Warbler 1
  • Palm Warbler 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 16
  • Black-throated Green Warbler 1
  • Eastern Towhee 1
  • Field Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 5
  • Swamp Sparrow 2
  • White-throated Sparrow 12
  • Northern Cardinal 16
  • Red-winged Blackbird 1
  • House Finch11
  • Pine Siskin 35
  • American Goldfinch 12
  • House Sparrow 10

Remarks: Mixed flock of 50+ Pine Siskin and Goldfinch (mostly Siskins) moving between trees, feeders and the ground.