American Coots at Black Hill Regional Park

American Coots Neart the Dock at Black Hill Regional Park in Maryland
American Coots Near the Dock at Black Hill Regional Park in Maryland

My husband Jim and I went on a birding field trip yesterday. The local lakes have been mostly frozen over for weeks so most recent visits have resulted in seeing Canada Geese and Ring-Billed Gulls walking around on ice, but on Saturday the temperatures went up to around 60 so we had to get outside.  I did some research on eBird to look at recent sightings to try and figure out where to go and we headed to Black Hill Regional Park in Montgomery County Maryland to see if we could find some interesting water birds.

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