The doomed farm across the street continues to surprise me with great birds. Last weekend I spent four hours exploring the weedy fields and wood edges around the perimeter of the farm property and tallied 49 bird species in addition to four mammal species (white-tailed deer, red fox, eastern chipmunk and gray squirrel). During the first hour there was a good flight of American Pipits and Horned Larks while the mid-day brought a strong hawk flight with several kettles of Red-tailed Hawks and Red-shouldered Hawks streaming southwest. A late Osprey, a Barred Owl, several Purple Finches, Pine Siskins and Red-breasted Nuthatches were additional highlights of the day!
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Maryland, United States
Ornithologist with a PhD in evolutionary biology. I am committed to the conservation of birds and their habitats through volunteering and citizen science projects. Currently, I am hired as a contractor to coordinate the Maryland Bird Conservation Initiative.