Sunday, February 26, 2012

Tilghman Island

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. 

In spite of the weather, Terry managed to spot an impressive number of species including Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Long-tailed Ducks, Lesser Scaup, and Surf Scoter. 
We also noted Dunlin, Sanderling, Tree Swallow, Coot, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Tundra Swan, and Black Duck.
After leaving Tilghman, we drove to Pickering Creek to find the Virginia's Warbler but came up empty, it was just too windy.  We did note Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, and many Hooded Mergansers, and were surprised to hear a deafening chorus of frogs.  Join Pickering's next Bird Walk-n-Talk on March 11th for Wetlands and Wading Birds, or March 31 for bird banding.  Many thanks to Terry Allen for his bird spotting skills, and Pickering's Educator Mandy Smith.

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