Birds seen were the following:
Photo of Blue-headed Vireo by Rich Downs
Canada Goose 28
Great Egret 2
Coopers Hawk 1
Red Shouldered Hawk 1
Black Vulture 2
Yellow Bellied Sapsucker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Red Bellied Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
White breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 2
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 4
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Headed Vireo 2
Eastern Bluebird 7
Yellow - rumped warbler 30
Northern Parula 1
Tennessee warbler 1
Brown headed Cowbird 40
Red winged blackbird 12
Eastern towhee 1
Field Sparrow 4
White throated Sparrow 12
Chipping Sparrow 41
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 2
Ruby crowned Kinglet 3
Caroline County Bird Club program October 16, 2014 and Bird Walk at Adkins Arboretum October 18, 2014
Please don't miss these two events!
Thursday, October 16 - 7:30 PM, Caroline County Public Library, 100 Market St., Denton - our program will be about Cornell’s eBird Peru collaboration with high school students. Presenter: Alison Vooris.
We will also give you highlights from our first ever Big Sit! and more information about our Fall Bird Count.
Saturday, October 18 we have a Bird Walk at Adkins Arboretum. Leader: Danny Poet. Meet at parking lot at 8 am.
Posted by Debby at 2:00 PM
Our very first Big Sit! was held October 11, 2014 from 7:30 am - 6:30 pm at the gazebo by the lake at Tuckahoe State Park. Thanks again to Park Manager John Ohler and his staff for allowing us early and late access to the park and to Dave Reinecke for choosing the location and creating our circle.
Team Information: Caroline Blue Birds
Captain: Debby Bennett Team: Steve Westre, Eli Anders, Danny Poet, Dawn Brownlee-Tomasso, Dave Reinecke, Bill Scudder
Location: Tuckahoe State Park, Ridgely, Maryland (United States)
- Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
- Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
- Canada Goose Branta canadensis
- Wood Duck Aix sponsa
- Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
- Osprey Pandion haliaetus
- Bald Eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus
- Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus
- Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus
- Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata
- gull sp.
- Barred Owl Strix varia
- Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica
- Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
- Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus
- Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus
- Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
- Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus
- Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus
- Eastern Phoebe Sayornis phoebe
- Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
- American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
- Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
- Carolina Chickadee Poecile carolinensis
- Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
- White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
- Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
- Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa
- Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
- Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis
- American Robin Turdus migratorius
- Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
- Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
- European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
- Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
- Yellow-rumped Warbler Dendroica coronata
- Black-throated Green Warbler Dendroica virens
- Pine Warbler Dendroica pinus
- Palm Warbler Dendroica palmarum
- Black-and-white Warbler Mniotilta varia
- American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla
- Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
- Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus
- Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
- Swamp Sparrow Melospiza georgiana
- White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
- Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
- Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
- Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
- Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
- American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
Posted by Debby at 10:44 AM
Caroline County Bird Club invites everyone to its Big Sit!
DATE: October 11, 2014
WHERE: Tuckahoe State Park’s gazebo by the lake.
TIMES: 6:30 am – 8:00 pm
WHAT IS THE BIG SIT!
The Big Sit! is an annual bird-a-thon in that the object is to tally as many bird species as can be seen or heard within 24 hours. The difference lies in the area limitation from which you may observe. It is free and sponsored by Bird Watcher’s Digest.
RULES OF PLAY:
· We will have a 17-foot diameter (circle) marked around the gazebo.
· There will be Caroline County Bird Club members participating with a team leader.
· This is free and open to the public. The more the merrier! Bring binoculars and scopes if you have them. Bring some chairs. Bring food and drinks. Stay as long as you like!
· Passers-by are welcome!
· Observations can only be made from within our pre-determined 17-foot (diameter) circle around the gazebo.
· If a bird is seen or heard from within the circle but is too distant to identify, the circle can be left to get a closer look/listen to confirm the bird's identity. However, any new bird species seen or heard while confirming the original, can't be counted unless it's seen or heard from an "anchor" who stayed behind in our circle, or is seen by you when you return to your circle.
· The group leader will make sure sightings are within the designated area (or flew over it).
· We will keep a list and tally the number of species that we observe.
· For every species seen, the Caroline County Bird Club will donate a dollar. We ask for others to pledge as well.
· Proceeds will go to the Tuckahoe State Park’s Scales and Tales Program.
This event is co-sponsored by Tuckahoe State Park
Posted by Debby at 7:53 AM
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