WRENDERINGS The Newsletter of the Harford Bird Club

Volume 16 Number 6

November - December 2003



"Acquainting folks to the wild birds and birding life of Harford County"

CONTENTS

Season's Greetings
The 32ND Annual Christmas Bird Count
Mid-Winter Count
Book Review...
Member's Corner
Harford Bird Club Field Notes...
Calendar of Events
"The Watchers"
Harford Birdlife
Field Trip Reports
FIELD TRIPS


Season's Greetings

The January meeting will be on the third Friday of the month, January 16 at 7:00 p.m. We have a really special speaker, Hank Kaestner. Hank is a birder who has the enviable job of purchasing spices from all over the world for McCormick. He has watched birds in many strange and exotic places and will present his 2003: An Odyssey Buying Spices and Watching Birds. This should be a most enjoyable and interesting presentation. Please come and fill the Church hall. Remember, no reservations are needed. Snacks, desserts and beverages will be served.

We had a good turnout for the Fall meeting with 42 for dinner and over 50 for Gene Scarpulla's talk on Hart-Miller Island. If you missed the dinner you missed a great home-cooked turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. Gene's presentation about the history of Hart-Miller was quite informative. These small islands in the Bay that are now a dredge site, are slowly becoming good habitat for migrating shorebirds and other species.

I can hardly believe the Holidays are upon us once more. Where did the year go? May all of you have a Happy, Blessed and Peace-filled Holiday. Take time from all the hustle and bustle to enjoy the birds of the season. Wild turkey are being spotted more often in the county now, and the eagles will be congregating at Conowingo, get out and enjoy. Happy Holidays

Jean Wheeler

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The 32ND Annual Christmas Bird Count

The 32nd Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place on Monday, Dec. 29, 2003. The CBC is an excellent opportunity for Harford Bird Club members to have fun while contributing to one of the largest scientific databases concerning bird populations. You do not need to be experienced to participate. In fact, many prominent ornithologists have gotten their start with the Christmas Bird Count. The count is simple! The count circle is 15 miles in diameter with a center point at the Rock Run Mill in Susquehanna State Park. The circle is divided into sectors in which a group and its leader have 24 hours to count as many species and individuals as they can find. The fee is $5 per participant, which is forwarded to the National Audubon Society in order to compile and publish the results. Students under 18 are exempt from the fee. If you are new to the count, consider this an open invitation to join us. If you're returning, begin building your strategies now. Either way, please contact Jean Wheeler at (410-879-7424) or by e-mail at jswheeler44@msn.com. After the count, once again Lorna and Adele Wortman have graciously offered to host the "Tally Rally" at their home - Jean Wheeler

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Mid-Winter Count

If you got the "stuck inside indoor blues" why not get out with some of your friends and do the Mid-Winter Count. This year's count is slated for Saturday, January 31st. The rules are similar to the May Count where you count the numbers of individuals and species you see anywhere in the county. All that is needed is to coordinate where you wish to count (to minimize overlap) and to do it. Some preparation can be helpful. Examples include checking the local hotlines to see what has been seen in the area, getting some palm warmers (not Palm Warblers) or battery-operated socks (it tends to be cold), and brushing up on your identification. Some tricky ones are Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers, House and Purple Finches, and Rusty Blackbirds. Contact Mark Johnson to coordinate (email: Mark.johnson@ amedd.army.mil or MSandDLJohnson@aol.com). Mark will send along a spreadsheet for entering data (that can be emailed back), and can also hook birders up with others who wish not to count alone.

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Book Review...

Hope is the Thing with Feathers
by Christopher Cokinos

This very interesting book traces six extinct species---Carolina Parakeet, Ivory-billed Woodpecker, Heath Hen, Passenger Pigeon, Labrador Duck, and Great Auk. The author went to a great deal of effort to explore the natural history of each bird by actually returning to the place where the last bird of each individual species was seen, shot, or died. If he cannot do that, he visits a locale where the birds were known to have existed at some point in time. He then speculates on what the environment or habitat of the bird would have been like when it was alive, who might have been living there, and what their lifestyle might have been like. All of this research is compiled in a very readable manner. Here is a thought-provoking quote from the book: "Some psychologists, scientists, and activists have written about the parallels between familial grieving and ecological grieving, comparing the loss of a treasured place or species to the loss of a loved one. If the comparison rings true, and it does for me, then we must find ways to grieve well. We must confront loss rather than deny it and, in doing so, nurture the energies to cope with the difficulties of loving a world we have systematically diminished." Jean Fry

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Member's Corner

In Memoriam

Emma Kohout of Havre de Grace died on October 19, 2003 at Memorial Hospital in Easton, MD. She was 93 and was the oldest living member of the Harford Bird Club, as well as the person who had been a member for the longest time. She joined the club at its second meeting in late 1949. She was present and was recognized at the club's 50th anniversary dinner in November 1999 and was made an honorary member in September 2003.

She was born in Havre de Grace on June 30, 1910 and graduated from Havre de Grace High School in 1927 and Baltimore Business College in 1928. She worked for five years at the office of the Havre de Grace Republican newspaper. She married Walter Kohout, moved to Stokes Street in Havre de Grace, and lived there until September 2003. She then resided at Dixon House in Easton near her daughter's home.

She was a member of the Susquehanna Museum, Havre De Grace Decoy Museum, the Lighthouse Foundation, Harford County Historical Society, Harford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Retired Officers' Wives Club, and was named a Harford County Living Treasure in 2000.

She is survived by a daughter, Martha Anne Nelson, of St. Michael's, MD, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

A funeral service was held on October 23 at the Grace Reformed Episcopal Church in Havre de Grace. Interment was in Angel Hill Cemetery. Jean Fry

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Harford Bird Club Field Notes...

'03 - '04 Membership Renewal - Annual membership dues are now overdue for the club year from September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004. Please check your mailing label to see if you have not renewed as of December 1. If not, please fill out the membership renewal form you should have received as a separate mailing in September. Make checks payable to HARFORD MOS and mail it to our treasurer, Joyce Gorsuch. If you have any questions or have lost your membership renewal form, please contact Joyce Gorsuch at (302) 239-2243.

Welcome New Members - The Harford Bird Club would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest members:

William F. and Hermina M. Braerman
Elizabeth Foley
Todd Wills
Mike Burchett
Jack Dettner
Leroy A. Anderson

Award Nominations - Don't forget to send in your nominations for annual club awards. The categories are: Birder of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Bird of the Year. Send your nominations to Jean Wheeler at (410-879-7424) or president@harfordbirdclub.org.

Bird Research at Cecil CC - Beth Olsen, a long-time former member of the Harford Bird Club is presently an associate professor at Cecil Community College. One of the courses she teaches is BIO 291 Ornithology Research I. This is a lecture/lab course concentrating on the study of bird behavior as it relates to breeding birds of Maryland. The 4-credit course is offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 18 to July 22, 2004, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information call the college at (410-287-1000).

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Calendar of Events

December 29 32nd Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count at Rock Run.
January 16 Meeting at Churchville Presbyterian Church at 7:00 p.m. Guest speaker will be Hank Kaestner.
January 16 Deadline - to contribute Harford Birdlife reports to Dave Webb for Nov. 16, 2003 - Jan. 15, 2004. Dave's address is 4141 Quail Way, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 or email at porzana@comcast.net.
January 23 Deadline - to submit articles for the Jan./Feb. issue of Wrenderings to Rick Cheicante. Rick's address is 1003-F Jessica's Ct., Bel Air, MD 21014 or rickcheicante@cs.com.
January 31 Annual Mid-Winter Count
March 5 Dinner Meeting at Churchville Presbyterian Church at 6:15 p.m. Guest speaker will be Bob Mumford

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"The Watchers"

From far across
the snowy field
where ragged shrub
and lowly weed
poked seedy
heads into the air,
the inspectors came
binoculars in gloved hands
seeking the slightest
movement
in the air or
on the land
for these are
the ornaments
of life
they relieve
and delight
look there -
is it a shrike?
          - Deborah Bowers

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Image of a Wren over outline of Harford County
Harford Birdlife
Sept. 16, 2003 - Nov. 15, 2003
by Jean Fry

The biggest weather story from this segment of time was hurricane Isabel on 9/18-9/19 which brought lots of wind, one to two inches of rain, and tidal surges along the Chesapeake Bay. This came right in the middle of Broad-winged Hawk migration. Despite the violent weather, I didn't receive any reports of vagrants or rarities blown in to Harford County by the storm. Several other rain and wind storms pummeled the area within this two month time period. Temperatures seemed to be about average with a couple of days in early November in the 70's and 80's.

RC found a Pied-billed Grebe at Swan Harbor near Havre de Grace on 10/26. BJD observed both a Great Egret and a Great Blue Heron at Harford Glen in Bel Air on 10/19.

LF saw a flock of Snow Geese heading south over Grande View Drive in Pylesville on 10/10. He also noted several high flocks of migrating Canada Geese over the same area on 10/7, 10/10, and 11/7. LF found the following on Lake Mitten in Pylesville: 34 Mallards on 10/23, 25 Mallards, fifteen Bufflehead, twelve Lesser Scaup, and two Wood Ducks on 11/7, one Green-winged Teal on 11/12, and sixteen Hooded Mergansers on 11/14. RC reported seeing Green-winged Teal at Swan Harbor on 10/26. BJD also saw two female and one male GWT at Harford Glen on 10/19. RC found three female Common Mergansers in the Rock Run Mill area of Susquehanna State Park on 10/19. LF saw three Lesser Scaup on Lake Mitten on 11/3.

BJD observed two Osprey, a Cooper's Hawk, and a Red-tailed Hawk at Harford Glen on 10/19. DB saw a Sharp-shinned Hawk in Street on 10/20. CW, a new member and English professor at HCC, reported seeing two mature Bald Eagles circling over the Lutheran Mission just off Route 40 in Havre de Grace on 10/13. She dutifully called all of the ladies out of the mission for the view. None had ever seen an eagle. CW also saw a mature Bald Eagle soaring over the intersection of Market and Congress Streets in Havre de Grace on 11/15 after walking back from seeing the Pride of Baltimore. Another of CW's Havre de Grace sightings was a Sharp-shinned Hawk perched atop a light pole outside Citizens Nursing Home on 11/6. JLF saw four Broad-winged Hawks over Grande View Drive on 9/26 and one soaring near Lake Mitten on 10/3, along with a Red- tailed and a Sharp-shinned. LF observed an Osprey with a fish at Lake Mitten on 10/9, and a very late one was perching on a dead snag there on 10/30. A Red-shouldered was in that same vicinity the same day and perched for a #10 look, including the red eye. The RS was seen again on 11/13.

Two Wild Turkeys were seen along Route 165 just west of St. Clair Bridge Road at 7:45 AM on 11/8 by JLF.

JLF heard a Screech-Owl calling at 6:00 a.m. on Ridge Road in Pylesville on 9/20. They also heard a Barred Owl on 10/2 at 10:45 PM. DB had a good daytime look at a Barred Owl in their woods in Street on 10/27.

CS from North East noted at least twelve Common Nighthawks at APG on 9/26. The first two were seen near the Rite-Aid warehouse in Perryman around 3:00 p.m., and the remaining ten were seen at dusk at the APG airbase.

CW saw a female Belted Kingfisher in Havre de Grace sitting on a sagging line between two pilings on 10/22. BJD also saw a Belted Kingfisher at Harford Glen on 10/19.

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers were reported by DW in Webster Village near Havre de Grace on 10/3 and by MH in Jarrettsville on 10/15. BJD saw a Red-bellied Woodpecker at Harford Glen on 10/19. DB in Street had a great look at a Pileated Woodpecker in her black walnut trees on 10/20. RC observed a Pileated and a Hairy WP at his feeder in Bel Air during the week of 10/12.

BJD saw an Eastern Phoebe at Harford Glen on 10/19. JLF heard a White-eyed Vireo calling near Lake Mitten on 9/20. DW had a Blue-headed Vireo in his backyard in Webster Village on 10/3. RC saw one at Rock Run Mill area of SSP on 10/19.

RC saw four Horned Larks on Canning House Road in Perryman on 10/26.

JLF saw about fifteen Tree Swallows over Lake Mitten on 10/3. RC counted twenty at Swan Harbor on 10/26.

JLF saw or heard from one to four Red-breasted Nuthatches along Grande View Drive on 10/22, 10/26, 11/3, 11/5, and 11/9. There are plenty of mature pine and spruce trees with lots of pine cones in that location. They also saw three Brown Creepers on one tree behind their house on Ridge Road on 11/7. MCF saw a Brown Creeper at Rocks State Park on 10/17.

JLF had a family of Carolina Wrens which spent time around a stump in their back yard from about 9/20 until the second week of October. Apparently it was a late brood. There was a total of two adults and three or four young birds.

Ruby-crowned Kinglets were observed by: DW in Webster Village on 10/3, JLF near Lake Mitten on 10/14 (five or six), MH in Jarrettsville on 10/15 in the same tree with a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, MCF at Rocks State Park on 10/17, and RC at Rock Run Mill on 10/19. JF briefly saw a pair of Golden-crowned Kinglets behind their house on Ridge Road on 11/14.

MCF saw a Hermit Thrush in Rocks State Park on 10/17. LF saw several large flocks of American Robins on Grande View Drive and Heaps School Road on 10/22 and a flock of about fifty on GVD on 11/5. RC spotted a Brown Thrasher at Rock Run Mill area of SSP on 10/19.

RC also found about forty American Pipits at Swan Harbor on 10/26.

LF observed a flock of about thirty Cedar Waxwings on Grande View Drive on 11/5. This was heartening after an absence of several months.

LF saw a Pine Warbler near Lake Mitten on 9/27 and a Yellow-rumped Warbler near the Heaps School Road bridge on 11/5. RC had a Yellow-rumped at his feeder in Bel Air the week of 10/12 and located six Palm Warblers in the Perryman hedgerows on 10/26. BJD also saw a Yellow-rumped at Harford Glen on 10/19.

RC noted the arrival of three Dark-eyed Juncoes at his feeder in Bel Air during the week of 10/12. JLF came across a flock of thirty to forty White-throated Sparrows near Lake Mitten on 10/20. They saw six Dark-eyed Juncoes (their first) along Grande View Drive that same day. MH saw her first DEJ on 10/21 in Jarrettsville. RC's White-throats arrived in Bel Air the weekend of 10/18-10/19. He also had six Purple Finches (three males and three females) on 10/17 and 10/18. There were always six together for fifteen minute durations, but there were only a few visits per day. RC located a mix of sparrows - White-throated, Chipping, Field, Song and Swamp - at Rock Run Mill area of SSP on 10/19. He also saw about twenty White-crowned Sparrows with a 3:1 ratio of juvie to adult singing in the Perryman hedgerows on 10/26, as well as a Grasshopper Sparrow and Savannah Sparrows. He saw Savannah and Swamp Sparrows at Swan Harbor that same day. JLF saw one Fox Sparrow near Lake Mitten on 11/9 and LF found two there on 11/11.

Individuals reporting observations for this column were: Debbie Bowers (DB), Rick Cheicante (RC), Martha Crouse-Farley (MCF), Bob and Jan Depuy (BJD), Larry and Jean Fry (LJF), Marjie Heagy (MH), Chris Starling (CS), Dave Webb (DW), and Colleen Webster (CW).

I've been doing this column since January 2000. Dave Webb, who started this column in October 1995, has graciously consented to take it back. Please send your sightings from November 16, 2003 until January 15, 2004 to him. His e-mail address is: porzana@comcast.net His address is: 4141 Quail Way, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. Phone number is: 410-939-3537 Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 16, 2004. Please be sure to include the date and location of the observation. Also include any unusual or interesting behavior. It is easier for the compiler if you list the sightings rather than write them in a paragraph.

Thanks so much for your submissions and cooperation over the past three years. I've enjoyed hearing from all of you and sharing your comments with others about the birds that you have seen. Please continue to support this effort by sending your sightings to Dave.

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Harford Bird Club
Field Trip Reports

Harford Glen
October 4: After some nice weather this week, the rain began a few minutes before our visit started. It continued on and off (mostly on) until, soggy, we gave up about 9:30 a.m. Nevertheless, we were able to observe 24 species: kingfisher, flicker, Great Egret, Red-bellied Woodpecker, 6 Wood Ducks on the wing, cardinal, Blue Jay, Eastern Towhee, Red-eyed Vireo, titmouse, chickadee, Carolina Wren, Canada Goose, black birds, Red-winged Blackbirds, good look at a perching Sharp-shinned Hawk, Tree Swallows, catbird, Mourning Dove, Bay-breasted and Magnolia Warblers, robin, Great Blue Heron, and Mallards. Lynn Davis

Swan Harbor
October 25: Only three of us took advantage of this fine fall morning to tour the corn fields, meadows, hedgerows, and coastline of this fine addition to the county park system. Although we weren't able to find the hoped-for eagles and shorebirds, we tallied 29 observed species. We lingered at section of hedgerow rife with fall berries attracting small birds including four sparrow species - Song, Field, White-throated and White-crowned; both kinglets, chickadees, Carolina Wren, and a phoebe. The only warbler was the reliable Yellow-rumped. Although there was very little shore bird activity, we had a Great Blue Heron flyover, a fishing Great Egret, swimming Pied-billed Grebes, and a couple of cormorants. One perching kestrel was spotted, one Sharp-shinned flying low, and one Black Vulture circling. Lynn Davis

Owl Prowl
November 5: About 25 people showed up at Eden Mill to attend the club's annual Owl Prowl the evening of Nov. 5 with temperatures in the 50s. We hiked from the mill to the trail areas where we played owl call recordings in an attempt to attract owls. Dave Ziolkowski helped as well, with his own vocalizations - which were fantastic and entertaining for the group. Our only response, some screech owls, came from a distance. We believe the size of the group may have kept the birds away. Returning to the mill, we invited participants to a second site. This hardy group of four, including Dave, called in a curious barred owl who came in close and gave us a good look. Debbie Bowers

Harford Waterfowl Tour
November 8: A Beth, a Marjorie, and 4 Daves met before sunrise on Nov. 8th in Edgewood for the club's umpteenth Harford Waterfowl Tour. We began as usual along the banks of the Gunpowder River at the Edgewood Area of APG, hoping to find huge rafts of diving ducks. Unfortunately, there were few ducks to be seen. What ducks we spotted (Ruddies, Bufflehead, blacks and scaup sp.), were very distant. A light chop on the Gunpowder and nasty heat shimmer didn't help our cause, either. At Forest Greens in Perryman, we had nice views of a pair of Pied-billed Grebes, but could not check anything but the ubiquitous Mallard from our waterfowl wishlist. Dave Z's keen eyes found us our best bird of the day -- a lone Rusty Blackbird in a treetop, left behind by a megaflock of grackles. Our morning ended in Havre de Grace with a view of the tidal avian oasis known as the Tydings Island mudflat. Canada Geese (including several small race birds) and four species of gulls (including Bonaparte's) dominated the Tydings population this morning. We managed to pick out a few Gadwall and shovelers to round out our 44 species for the trip. Our ever hospitable HdG hosts, Jim and Alice Hirvonen, warmed our innards with coffee, tea, and snacks. The companionship we all shared reminded me of a saying attributed to Harford birding legend John Wortman: "A morning of poor birding is still a good morning. Dave Webb

Eastern Neck
November 22: Eight persons traveled to Kent County and Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, November 22. It was a sunny day with no wind. The beginning temperature was 42 degrees, and the high for the day was 61 degrees. A total of 57 species were seen. Some duck species were noticeably absent, but there were some other unusual sightings to compensate for that. We saw eight to ten Wilson's Snipe at Kennedyville farm pond, about a half dozen American Pipit on a road off of Route 213, a White-crowned Sparrow singing at Chesapeake Farms, two male and four or five female Ring-necked Pheasants near the Bohemia River bridge in Cecil County, an imm. Red-headed Woodpecker on a trail at Eastern Neck (a first for most of us), and three Ross's Geese (two white and one blue morph) at a pond west of Chestertown. There was a good number of Tundra Swans at ENNWR, as well as Northern Pintail, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, and Ruddy Duck. A good time was had by all. Jean Fry

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HARFORD CHAPTER FIELD TRIPS
January - March 2004

Sunday, January 11: Conowingo Gull Watch: Les Eastman will take us back to this superb mid-Atlantic winter birding spot for a second time this season. The hydroelectric fish cuisinart rarely disappoints pulling in good numbers of Bald Eagles as well as such rarities as Black-legged Kittiwake, Glaucous, Iceland, and Black- headed Gulls. The most reliable area locally to see Lesser Black-backed Gull. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Fisherman's Park at the bottom (east end) of Shures Landing Road. Contact les@birdtreks.com for more info.

Saturday, January 17: 13th Annual Harford County Feeder Tour: Who can resist good food, good company, and a chance to check out what the Jones's are really getting at their bird feeder? This morning trip will tour three or more "winter bird equipped" houses in the Susquehanna section of Harford County. From the meeting location we'll carpool to our first hosts home where we'll perch in the warmth and overlook their bird feeder spread for an hour or so before migrating on to the next. Participation is limited though so please contact Les Eastman at les@birdtreks.com to reserve your spot and receive meeting times and location.

Saturday, January 24: Havre de Grace Waterfowl: Battered - yes, bruised still - maybe…but the birds don't care that the waterfront boardwalk may not yet be fully repaired. Join local guide Randy Robertson to scan out on the upper bay from the many still accessible vantages to locate wintering waterfowl. Swans, geese, and a good mix of bay ducks expected. Meet at the Decoy Museum at 1:00 p.m. Contact Randy at (410-273-9029) for more information.

Saturday, February 7: World Famous Bradenbaugh Flats. Bradenbaugh born and raised, you'll find no better guide to escort you through the bustling hedgerows and large open fields of this winter birding wonderland. The morning trip will consist mostly of drive-and-stop birding, followed by a wrap-up at the Kirkwood's house featuring (delicious!) homemade soup and breads. Ring-necked Duck, Horned Lark, and White-crowned and Savannah Sparrows are regulars but American Pipit, Snow Bunting, and Lapland Longspur are distinct possibilities. Meet at Jarrettsville Elementary School at 8:30 a.m. Contact Dennis at dkirkw@bellatlantic.net for more information.

Saturday, February 14: Black Marsh To Marshy Point: Leaders Jean and Larry Fry take us once again to this popular Baltimore County birding destination. Designated a State Wildland and Natural Heritage Area, the 232[[opthyphen]]acre Black Marsh is one of the finest tidal marshes in the Upper Bay Region. The great variety of habitats offers access to the full gamut of winter birds, from large rafts of Scaup and Ruddy Ducks to Tundra Swan, Northern Harrier, Winter Wren, and Fox Sparrow. Dress warmly, bring lunch, and meet at 7:00 a.m. at the MD 152 and I-95 park-n-ride for this day trip. Contact FFryjl@aol.com for details.

Saturday, February 21: Maryland And Delaware Shore: A perennial favorite of local birders this full day adventure visits some of Delmarva's birding mega-hotspots in search of winter waifs and northern strays. Target birds include Northern Gannet, Eiders, Harlequin Duck, Purple Sandpiper, Snowy Owl, Great Cormorant, and Brown-headed Nuthatch. Bring lunch and warm, comfortable clothing. Meet at the MD 155 and I-95 park-n-ride at 6:30 a.m. Contact leader Les Eastman at les@birdtreks.com for more information.

Saturday, March 6: Swan Harbor: This recently acquired park on the Oakington Peninsula offers 469 acres of bay side rolling farmland, undeveloped woodland, and brushy meadows. Possibility for Bald Eagle, Wilson's Snipe, a good mix of ducks, and wintering sparrows. Meet at the park headquarters at the end of the entrance road at 8:00 a.m. Contact leader Lynn Davis at lynnd@ iximd.com for more details.

Wednesday, March 10: Timberdoodle watch: The first in a pair of early evening trips the American Woodcock, a seemingly confused, and exceedingly plump, little shorebird that prefers wooded fields and forest. Hear them call and watch them spring into a mating ritual that includes musical twitters, an upward spiraling flight followed by a "falling leaf"-like descent, and pumps and rushes once back on terra firma. Dress warmly and meet the team of Powers and Bowers at the east end of the Aberdeen Wal-mart parking lot at 6:00 p.m. Contact both Phil and Debbie at bowerspub@hotmail.com and birdsinmd@prodigy.net for more details.


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