Sunday, May 25, 2014

Birding by Canoe at Marshy Point

Lauren, in the solo kayak, was our naturalist for our field trip.  The weather could not have been more perfect.

Marshy Point Nature Center recently installed an Osprey platform.  No one was interested until they added a stick!

We really enjoyed watching them bring sticks to the platform.

We parked our canoes and took a short hike in the Gunpowder Park

Sorry for the bad picture of a skink and salamder.

Swallowtail "puddling" for moisture and minerals.

Other birds spotted include Least Tern, Bald Eagle, Great Blue Heron, Red-winged Blackbird, Double-crested Cormorant, Indigo Bunting, Red-eyed Vireo, Carolina Wren, and Mourning Dove.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Mother's Day Bird Walk at Harford Glen

Our field trip with the Harford Bird Club began by watching a Green Heron carrying sticks to its nesting area.

A pair of Scarlet Tanagers was building a nest.
Blue-grey Gnatcatcher nest.

Mallard with ducklings

Jack in the Pulpit

Friday, May 9, 2014

Patterson Park Friday Bird Walk

If you haven't been on a bird walk at Patterson Park - be sure to join us during the upcoming spring or summer walks!  Audubon walks are every 2nd Friday and last Saturday of the month.  Redstarts, Black and White Warblers, and Common Yellowthroats were numerous this morning.

We also spotted Swainson's and Wood Thrush, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Black-crowned Night Heron, White-throated Sparrow, Ovenbird, House Wren, Chimney Swift, and many others.  There was an archeology dig occurring near the fountain while an outdoor classroom learned about it.  Be sure to visit the wetland and pollinator gardens that are thriving thanks to the hard work of Patterson Park Audubon and their volunteers.