Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Waterford Farm: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Trip Leader: Wes Earp
Recorder: John Harris

Date of Trip: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Location: Waterford Farm

Number on trip: 12

Details: Mid 40s, cloudy and calm with a few veiled glimpses of the sun. Four Greater Scaup and a Redhead gave the group a good start, but in general, quiet birds made things a little slow. Late morning an Osprey fished and dove on the west pond. A perched adult Bald Eagle by the north pond finished out the morning.

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Photo by John Harris.

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Osprey. Photo by Kurt Schwarz.

  • Canada Goose 7
  • Wood Duck 3
  • American Wigeon 2
  • Redhead 1
  • Ring-necked Duck 2
  • Greater Scaup 4
  • Lesser Scaup 1
  • Hooded Merganser 1
  • Pied-billed Grebe 1
  • Black Vulture 30 [Exact count. Large kettles and feeding on carcass.]
  • Turkey Vulture 1
  • Osprey 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
  • Bald Eagle 2
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk 3
  • Killdeer 8
  • Wilson's Snipe 2
  • Mourning Dove 13
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Downy Woodpecker 2
  • Northern Flicker 1
  • Eastern Phoebe 3
  • Blue Jay 8
  • American Crow 27
  • Fish Crow 5
  • Horned Lark 4
  • Tree Swallow 25
  • Carolina Chickadee 6
  • Tufted Titmouse 3
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 2
  • Carolina Wren 4
  • Eastern Bluebird 15
  • American Robin 13
  • Northern Mockingbird 4
  • European Starling 3
  • American Pipit 2
  • Field Sparrow 5
  • Dark-eyed Junco 32
  • White-throated Sparrow 5
  • Savannah Sparrow 2
  • Song Sparrow 18
  • Northern Cardinal 10
  • Red-winged Blackbird 17
  • Common Grackle 11
  • American Goldfinch 2
  • House Sparrow 10