Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Field Trip: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Trip Leader: Schwarz, Kurt

Date of Trip: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Location: Howard Waterfowl Search

Details: Weather: Clear, with slight northerly breeze. Temperature 34° rising to 54°.
Waterfowl was pretty scarce, looks like we're back to our old standard after the spectacular Fall 2012 Waterfowl Search.
Best bird was probably the Bonaparte's Gulls,

Number on trip: 5

Lake Elkhorn 0700-0830

  • Canada Goose - 5
  • Mallard - 4
  • Bufflehead - 6
  • Hooded Merganser - 2
  • Ruddy Duck - 2
  • Pied-billed Grebe - 1
  • Ring-billed Gull - 3
  • Mourning Dove - 2
  • Belted Kingfisher - 2
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1
  • Downy Woodpecker - 3
  • Hairy Woodpecker - 1
  • Blue Jay - 2
  • Crow species - 8
  • Carolina Chickadee - 6
  • Tufted Titmouse - 2
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
  • White-breasted Nuthatch - 1
  • Carolina Wren - 4
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet - 5
  • Eastern Towhee - 1
  • Song Sparrow - 6
  • White-throated Sparrow - 15
  • Dark-eyed Junoc - 1
  • House Finch - 1
  • House Sparrow -39

Lake Kittamaqundi 0840-0910

  • Canada Goose - 6
  • Mallard - 6
  • Double-crested Cormorant - 1
  • Great Blue Heron - 1
  • Bonaparte's Gull - 3
  • Ring-billed Gull - 37
  • Rock Pigeon -1
  • Belted Kingfisher - 1
  • Blue Jay - 3
  • American Crow - 2
  • Tufted Titmouse - 1
  • Carolina Wren - 1
  • Eastern Bluebird - 1
  • European Starling - 3
  • Cedar Waxwing - 5
  • Song Sparrow - 2
  • Dark-eyed Junco - 3

Wilde Lake 0915-0945

  • Canada Goose - 15
  • Mallard - 8
  • Pied-billed Grebe - 2
  • Turkey Vulture - 3
  • Red-Shouldered Hawk - 1
  • Belted Kingfisher - 1
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1
  • Downy Woodpecker - 1
  • Blue Jay - 4
  • Fish Crow - 3
  • Carolina Chickadee - 3
  • Tufted Titmouse - 1
  • Brown Creeper - 1
  • Carolina Wren - 2
  • Eastern Bluebird - 1
  • Palm Warbler (Western) - 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) - 1
  • Song Sparrow - 2
  • White-throated Sparrow - 5
  • Dark-eyed Junco - 3
  • Northern Cardinal - 2
  • American Goldfinch - 14
  • House Sparrow - 47

Centennial Park 0950-1130

  • Canada Goose - 150
  • Mallard - 6
  • Bufflehead - 4
  • Ruddy Duck - 26
  • Pied-billed Grebe - 3
  • Great Blue Heron - 1
  • Black Vulture - 4
  • Turkey Vulture - 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk- 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk - 1
  • Belted Kingfisher - 1
  • Blue Jay - 1
  • Carolina Chickadee - 3
  • Tufted Titmouse - 2
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet - 4
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
  • Eastern Bluebird - 2
  • Northern Mockingbird - 2
  • Song Sparrow - 8
  • White-throated Sparrow - 8
  • Dark-eyed Junco - 4
  • American Goldfinch - 9

Brighton Dan 1145-1200

Howard Side

  • Double-crested Cormorant - 2
  • Great Blue Heron - 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Montgomery Side
  • Bufflehead - 55
  • Pied-billed Grebe - 3
  • Bald Eagle - 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk - 1
  • Ring-billed Gull - 1
  • Blue Jay - 1
  • Carolina Chickadee -1