Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sandhill Crane and Black-headed Gull

Here are a few photos of the SANDHILL CRANE that has been present the past few weeks in Northern Carroll County, MD. I observed this massive creature on Friday just as the snow began to fall.Also included here are some photos of the recently discovered BLACK-HEADED GULL in Baltimore County at a place called Paper Mill Flats. After getting a few text messages about the birds rediscovery, I packed the family into the car and drove to Hunt Valley to observe this RARE gull late Saturday afternoon.How happy was I that the bird stayed after it was rediscovered by JIim Stasz, Bill Hubick and Tom Field? Very. The area where the bird was found (by Jon Corcoran) is actually the Northern-most portion of the Loch Raven Reservoir, which is what quenches Baltimore City's thirst for H2O.Happy Holidays!

-Dan

2 comments:

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

Did you tell it to hang around for a few more days?

Nice pix of both birds, Dan!

Nervous Birds said...

It'll surely stick around W&L!! If you haven't gone to go get it, I'd say start the car!

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