Howard County Bird Club

A Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society (MOS)


Mount Pleasant

Trip Leader: Russ Ruffing

Date of Trip: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Details: Winds 5-6 mph out of NE shifting to east. Temps began in low 40s and ended in mid 50s. Mostly sunny with some high thin clouds made for good sky watching conditions, but the birds did not cooperate for the most part.

Number on trip: 22

  • Canada Goose 74
  • Wood Duck 8
  • Black Vulture 29
  • Turkey Vulture 26
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk 6
  • Cooper's Hawk 1
  • Bald Eagle 4
  • Red-shouldered Hawk 4
  • Mourning Dove 20
  • Belted Kingfisher 1
  • Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
  • Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
  • Downy Woodpecker 3
  • Hairy Woodpecker 1
  • Northern Flicker 3
  • Pileated Woodpecker 1
  • Blue Jay 11
  • American Crow 17
  • Fish Crow 2
  • Common Raven 1
  • Carolina Wren 3
  • Eastern Bluebird 32
  • American Robin 268
  • Northern Mockingbird 3
  • European Starling 74
  • Cedar Waxwing 72
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
  • Chipping Sparrow 1
  • Song Sparrow 6
  • Northern Cardinal 2
  • Eastern Meadowlark 4
  • Red-winged Blackbird 155
  • Brown-headed Cowbird 14
  • Common Grackle 141
  • House Finch 4
  • American Goldfinch 31
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Wood Ducks by Howard Patterson
Group by Richard Orr