Pickering Creek Audubon Center schedules Bird Walk-n-Talks to introduce participants to groups of birds such as woodpeckers, feeder birds, and on Saturday, diving birds. We headed off to Tilghman Island with trip leader Terry Allen in search of these birds despite wind gusts of almost 40 mph.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Most people know that Fort McHenry is the birthplace of the National Anthem, but did you know it is also a great place to go birding? This morning, Ben Pescover and Jim Peters led a bird walk along the water, the grassy areas, and the wetlands, which Mr. Peters has been slowly restoring over the past 12 years - it is a special area not to be missed.
Some birds spotted were Bufflehead, American Wigeon, DC Cormorants, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Coot, House Finch, Red-winged Blackbird, Carolina Wren, Junco, and Robin.
One interesting discovery was the remnants of a Ring-billed Gull that had fallen prey to a Cooper's Hawk.
Posted by Ruth Bergstrom at 4:58 PM