Friday, May 11, 2018

Birds Galore

Birds of the week around Howard County, including some from Global Big Day last Saturday

Above: My best shot of a Wilson's warbler at the pond in the Columbia Corporate Park in east Columbia.

Below: Common yellowthroat, another warbler, Columbia Corporate Park. (On eBird, we have designated the pond as a hotspot and named it Stanford Boulevard Pond.)

Above: Kwanzan -- Blossoms of Hope -- cherries drop their petals at Columbia Corporate Park. Something in these trees was attracting the warblers in the previous photos.

Above and below: Bobolinks in western Howard County

Above: Black-and-white warbler in the Marriotsville section of Patapsco Valley State Park

Above: Warbling vireo and caterpillar prey, Lake Kittamaqundi

Above: Indigo bunting, Howard County Conservancy at Mount Pleasant

Above: Great blue heron, Lake Kittamaqundi

Below: Red-eyed vireo, Lake Kittamaqundi

Above: Northern mockingbird, the Columbia Corporate Park pond

Below: One of an excited pair of great crested flycatchers, Columbia Corporate Park pond

Above: Blue-gray gnatcatcher, Lake Kittamaqundi

Below: Female Baltimore oriole, Wilde Lake

Gracey ponders a baby squirrel climbing the window screen...