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May in Maryland. Last updated: 5/12/2011.

A Yellow-breasted Chat sings from high in a loblolly in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). This is definitely among the most entertaining species to watch peform. With each minute spent observing, your certainty that this can't be a warbler increases. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Above and below: A Yellow-breasted Chat sings from high in a loblolly in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). This is definitely among the most entertaining species to watch peform. With each minute spent observing, your certainty that this can't be a warbler increases.

A Yellow-breasted Chat sings from high in a loblolly in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). This is definitely among the most entertaining species to watch peform. With each minute spent observing, your certainty that this can't be a warbler increases. Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Yellow-breasted Chat sings from high in a loblolly in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). This is definitely among the most entertaining species to watch peform. With each minute spent observing, your certainty that this can't be a warbler increases. Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Yellow-breasted Chat sings from high in a loblolly in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). This is definitely among the most entertaining species to watch peform. With each minute spent observing, your certainty that this can't be a warbler increases. Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Yellow-breasted Chat sings from high in a loblolly in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). This is definitely among the most entertaining species to watch peform. With each minute spent observing, your certainty that this can't be a warbler increases. Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Yellow-breasted Chat sings from high in a loblolly in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). This is definitely among the most entertaining species to watch peform. With each minute spent observing, your certainty that this can't be a warbler increases. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An amazing example of Yellow-breasted Chat mimicry--note the American Crow impersonations in this cut among its Green Heron and Wood Thrush imitations - Vaughn North, Maryland (5/14/2011). Other Sound Recordings

Below: A GRAY SEAL roosting on the south jetty at the Ocean City Inlet (5/14/2011). This species is expanding in the Northeast, so maybe we in Maryland will be treated to more sightings of this species. Range Map

A GRAY SEAL roosting on the south jetty at the Ocean City Inlet (5/14/2011). This species is expanding in the Northeast, so maybe we in Maryland will be treated to more sightings of this species. <a href='http://d35ei7ijlpqg4z.cloudfront.net/rangemap-5-1029-7-650894546048723948.jpg' class='text' target='_blank'>Range Map</a> Photo by Bill Hubick.

A GRAY SEAL roosting on the south jetty at the Ocean City Inlet (5/14/2011). This species is expanding in the Northeast, so maybe we in Maryland will be treated to more sightings of this species. <a href='http://d35ei7ijlpqg4z.cloudfront.net/rangemap-5-1029-7-650894546048723948.jpg' class='text' target='_blank'>Range Map</a> Photo by Bill Hubick.

A GRAY SEAL roosting on the south jetty at the Ocean City Inlet (5/14/2011). This species is expanding in the Northeast, so maybe we in Maryland will be treated to more sightings of this species. <a href='http://d35ei7ijlpqg4z.cloudfront.net/rangemap-5-1029-7-650894546048723948.jpg' class='text' target='_blank'>Range Map</a> Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Black Skimmer at Truitt's Landing, Worcester Co., Maryland (5/14/2011). A new location for us for this species.

A Black Skimmer at Truitt's Landing, Worcester Co., Maryland (5/14/2011). A new location for us for this species. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Two recently fledged Great Horned Owls on Assateague Island, Maryland (5/14/2011).

Two recently fledged Great Horned Owls on Assateague Island, Maryland (5/14/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An Ovenbird's attempt to terrify me has the opposite effect - Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011).

An Ovenbird's attempt to terrify me has the opposite effect - Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

An Ovenbird's attempt to terrify me has the opposite effect - Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

An Ovenbird's attempt to terrify me has the opposite effect - Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Summer Tanager sings on territory near Jug Bay in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/7/2011).

A Summer Tanager sings on territory near Jug Bay in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Summer Tanager near Dividing Creek in Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011).

A Summer Tanager near Dividing Creek in Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Warbling Vireo gathers nesting material in northern Anne Arundel Co., where this species is a very local nester (5/7/2011).

A Warbling Vireo gathers nesting material in northern Anne Arundel Co., where this species is a very local nester (5/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Solitary Sandpiper surveys agreeable habitat on its way north - Jug Bay, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/7/2011).

A Solitary Sandpiper surveys agreeable habitat on its way north - Jug Bay, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: The dark tips on the primaries are helpful in identifying this flyby heron as an immature Little Blue Heron. Photographed at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland - perhaps the most reliable location on the western shore for this species (5/7/2011).

The dark tips on the primaries are helpful in identifying this flyby heron as an immature Little Blue Heron. Photographed at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland  - perhaps the most reliable location on the western shore for this species (5/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Tree Swallow silhouetted against the setting sun in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/7/2011).

A Tree Swallow silhouetted against the setting sun in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An Eastern Willet surveys his domain from an unconvential perch in Ocean City, Maryland (5/11/2011). The perch is a lightpost in the Shantytown park-and-ride.

An Eastern Willet surveys his domain from an unconvential perch in Ocean City, Maryland (5/11/2011). The perch is a lightpost in the Shantytown park-and-ride. Photo by Bill Hubick.

An Eastern Willet surveys his domain from an unconvential perch in Ocean City, Maryland (5/11/2011). The perch is a lightpost in the Shantytown park-and-ride. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An American Oystercatcher in flight at Shantytown, Ocean City, Maryland (5/11/2011).

An American Oystercatcher in flight at Shantytown, Ocean City, Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An Acadian Flycatcher in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011).

An Acadian Flycatcher in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

An Acadian Flycatcher in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

An Acadian Flycatcher in the Nassawango area of Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Great Crested Flycatcher in Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011).

A Great Crested Flycatcher in Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Great Crested Flycatcher in Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Prothonotary Warbler in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011).

A Prothonotary Warbler in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Prothonotary Warbler in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Black-and-white Warbler with prey in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011).

A Black-and-white Warbler with prey in Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Common Grackle takes a dip in Berlin, Maryland (5/11/2011).

A Common Grackle takes a dip in Berlin, Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A male Eastern Towhee singing from the top of his favorite trees, Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011).

A male Eastern Towhee singing from the top of his favorite trees, Wicomico Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Prothonotary Warbler in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/11/2011).

A Prothonotary Warbler in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Black-and-white Warbler sings his favorite song in Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011).

A Black-and-white Warbler sings his favorite song in Somerset Co., Maryland (5/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

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