Tuckahoe State Park Bird Walk Sept 9, 2007

Hi all on Sunday Sept 9 , 07 Danny Poet lead a a Bird walk
combined with both Talbot and Caroline County Bird clubs with a total of 10 members and Guests of both chapters enjoyed the outing to Tuckahoe State Park in Caroline County . We met at the caroline side of the lake and birded the trail along the lake to the campground . We even went to veiw the remains of the champion Overcup oak its been down since the late 1980s or early 1990s . We found 43 species including a few migrants . Birds Seen and heard:

Canada Geese
Green Heron
Mourning Dove
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Red Bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Wood Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher called a couple of times
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
White Eyed Vireo several around
Red Eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red Breasted Nuthatch
White Breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Blue Gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird heard only
Veery 1- 2 around we watched one eat a berry
Wood Thrush
Cedar Waxwing several small flocks around
Pine Warbler several
Black and White Warbler 1
Redstart 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat
Summer Tanager 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Chipping Sparrow
Balimore Oriole 1

Happy Birding
Danny Poet
Queenstown , Md

Tilghman Island bird walk Sept 2 List

Hi all - 19 birders members and guests braved the wilds of
Tilghman Island in Talbot County for the sunday morning walk on sept 2 ,
07. Led by Jan Reese, we ended the morning with 56 species by my count.
We found 6 species of Warblers; No swallows - it seems all went through
last week. It was the best outing so far this fall for the club.


Brown Pelican 15 (rough estimate) several groups of them flew down
Great Blue Heron many one with a big fish
Green Heron 1
Osprey still lots around
Bald Eagle
Merlin 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1 on the riprap at black walnut point
Common Tern several
Forster's Tern several
Chimney Swift 2
Pileated woodpecker 1 on the mainland near Tilghman
Empid Flycatcher several - one of which looked like a Yellow Bellied

Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed vireo at least 5
Blue Jay 2
Crows both species
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
Brown-headed Nuthatch several
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher several
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 8 Jan Reese commented on the hundreds they caught in
the nets while banding there one day many years ago - in the 1960s I think
Chestnut - sided Warbler 2
Yellow - throated Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Black and White Warbler 3
American Redstart 1 adult male 3 immature or female type
Canada Warbler 1
Blue Grosbeak 2
Baltimore Oriole several seen by part ot the group

Happy Birding
Danny Poet
Queenstown , Md


West Nile Virus close to home

Gary French of Marydel, DE reports that last summer he had a positive tested West Nile Virus crow in his yard, and this spring he had a positive tested immature cardinal outside his back door.

Anyone else have any birds tested?


New Nature Trail soon in Denton

The Denton Development Corporation, a non-profit community development enterprise committed to redevelopment in the Denton Central Business District asked the Caroline County Bird Club to assist them with a nature trail project, which is part of their very exciting Crouse Park-Wharves at Choptank Crossing project.

Thanks to Steve Westre, who is going to help them identify specific birds that can be seen along this new nature trail.

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