Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Mount Pleasant

Trip Leader: Russ Ruffing

Recorder: (on walk) Joe Hanfman

Date of Trip: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Number on trip: 12

Details Trip around the farm followed by an extended period on the new SkyWatch platform.

Mount Pleasant

  • Canada Goose 27
  • Gadwall 2
  • Mallard 1
  • Black Vulture 14
  • Turkey Vulture 22
  • Northern Harrier 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
  • Cooper's Hawk 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • American Woodcock 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
  • Downy Woodpecker 1
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 7
  • Eastern Phoebe 3
  • Blue Jay 11
  • American Crow 11
  • Tree Swallow 1
  • Carolina Chickadee 2
  • Tufted Titmouse 2
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 1
  • Brown Creeper 1
  • Carolina Wren 4
  • Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 28
  • American Robin 40
  • Northern Mockingbird 3
  • European Starling 21
  • Palm Warbler (Western) 2
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 3
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 6
  • Chipping Sparrow 1
  • Field Sparrow 5
  • Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 4
  • White-throated Sparrow 14
  • Vesper Sparrow 1
  • Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) 40
  • Song Sparrow 21
  • Swamp Sparrow 9
  • Eastern Towhee 4
  • Northern Cardinal 4
  • Red-winged Blackbird 1
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 22
  • House Finch 8
  • American Goldfinch 8

Skywatch platform

  • Canada Goose 6
  • Black Vulture 30 (high count of most birds in view at once)
  • Turkey Vulture 14
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 3
  • Cooper's Hawk 3
  • Bald Eagle 4
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) 4
  • Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
  • Mourning Dove 3
  • Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
  • Blue Jay 12
  • American Crow 7
  • Horned Lark 1
  • Tree Swallow 8
  • White-breasted Nuthatch 1
  • Eastern Bluebird 10
  • American Robin 33
  • Northern Mockingbird 2
  • European Starling 15
  • Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1
  • American Goldfinch 7