Saturday, July 25, 2015

Beginner Bird Walk at North Point State Park

It's a great time of year to look for Little Blue Herons at North Point - both juvenile and adult.  We weren't disappointed - they were quite active.  Some were in the "patchy" stage.  Enjoy our pictures from this morning.

How many Little Blues do you see?
The end of a HUGE snake
View of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge
Bird list:

Mallard  2
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Great Blue Heron  3
Great Egret  3
Little Blue Heron  10  
Osprey  1
Bald Eagle  1
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Forster's Tern  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  1
Tree Swallow  1
Barn Swallow  2
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Indigo Bunting  1
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  2

Bird Walk at Gunpowder Falls - Sweet Air

Sunday, July 19

Here is the bird list from this morning. Always a nice walk through this part of the Gunpowder albeit a bit warm this morning.

 2 Chimney Swift
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
4 Eastern Wood-Pewee
3 Acadian Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
3 White-eyed Vireo
2 Red-eyed Vireo
10 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
2 Common Grackle
1 Purple Martin
2 Tree Swallow
X Carolina Chickadee
X Tufted Titmouse
2 Carolina Wren
4 Wood Thrush
20 American Robin
6 Gray Catbird
1 Northern Mockingbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Eastern Towhee
X Northern Cardinal
5 Indigo Bunting
2 House Finch
6 American Goldfinch

Hugh Simmons

Photos by Deb S

Friday, July 10, 2015

Patterson Park Friday Bird Walk

A perfect day to look for summer residents at Patterson Park.  Chimney Swifts are still foraging overhead and it seemed like there was a Mockingbird at every turn.  Enjoy some photos from the walk.

Many Eastern Kingbirds were fluttering about the trees.
View of the Boat Lake
If you attend our walk in August, this Marsh Hibiscus will be in full bloom!
One of the Muscovy Ducks with ducklings
Another Muscovy Hybrid with one cute look-alike offspring.
And some more ducklings - this time from the local Mallards.
Black-crowned Night Heron by the pollinator garden
Catbird in the elderberry
Eastern Kingbird
American Goldfinch on sunflower
Complete bird list:

Mallard  24
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Herring Gull  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  6
Chimney Swift  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Eastern Kingbird  4
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  4
Barn Swallow  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  2
Carolina Wren  1
American Robin  12
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  9
European Starling  25
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  8
Common Grackle  5
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  3

The next bird walk at Patterson Park will be Saturday, July 25th, and the next Friday walk on August 14th.  Please email if you need to borrow binoculars.  See you there!