Sunday, February 8, 2015

Loch Raven Reservoir

Led by Kye Jenkins

A much warmer day than last year, about 16 birders enjoyed viewing the waterfowl that visits Loch Raven Reservoir this time of year. 

There were lots of Common and a few Hooded Mergansers, Gadwall, and Ring-necked Ducks.
  A Great Blue Heron was also spotted.
Ring-billed Gulls were circling the dam, and were floating right near the edge.
Redheads, Buffleheads, American Wigeon, and Canada Geese.

Birding by the shooting range.  We spotted Bluebirds, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown Creeper, Bald Eagle, White throated Sparrows, American Crow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, and Hermit Thrush.

The partially frozen water held Common Mergansers, Coots, and Buffleheads.
Full species list:
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
American Black Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Mourning Dove
Belter Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal


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