Monday, October 21, 2013

Mt. Pleasant Farm Bird Walk

White-crowned Sparrow - photo by Kye Jenkins

Participants in today's Chesapeake Audubon field trip to the beautiful Mt. Pleasant Farm in Howard County had a great time--getting over 50 species. The trip can be divided into 3 parts: the first part on the west side was very birdy, with such highlights as Palm Warbler (30+), White-Crowned Sparrow (3), Sharp-Shinned, Cooper's, Wilson's Snipe (2, flyover), Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker, Hairy Woodpecker, and Winter Wren. The 2nd part, in the middle below along the creek, was very very slow. But the last part, on the upper side of the strip of woods on the east side, was very birdy again, with such highlights as Blue-Headed Vireo (2), Junco (2), and Lincoln's Sparrow (1, ditch, upper side of woods strip).  Lots of both Kinglets. 9 sparrow species in all. Cedar Waxwings.

All Good Birding,

Tim Houghton
(Glen Arm)