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August in Maryland. Last updated: 8/22/2011.

All parents embarass their kids.<br /> Adult and juvenile Royal Terns loafing on the beach at the end of summer (Assateague Island, Maryland, 8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

All parents embarass their kids.
Adult and juvenile Royal Terns loafing on the beach at the end of summer (Assateague Island, Maryland, 8/21/2011).

All parents embarass their kids.<br /> Adult and juvenile Royal Terns loafing on the beach at the end of summer (Assateague Island, Maryland, 8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Sandwich Terns on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Juvenile in the middle of the first photo.

Sandwich Terns on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Juvenile in the middle of the first photo. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Sandwich Terns on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Juvenile in the middle of the first photo. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011).

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Western Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A White Ibis at Lilypons Water Gardens, Frederick Co., Maryland (8/7/2011).

A White Ibis at Lilypons Water Gardens, Frederick Co., Maryland (8/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A distant Upland Sandpiper pants in the heat of the afternoon sun - Frederick Co., Maryland (8/7/2011).

A distant Upland Sandpiper pants in the heat of the afternoon sun - Frederick Co., Maryland (8/7/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Baltimore Orioles were the most conspicuous migrants on an 8/21 visit to Assateague Island (8/21/2011).

Baltimore Orioles were the most conspicuous migrants on an 8/21 visit to Assateague Island (8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Dragonhunter - the monster, dragonfly-eating dragonfly - in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/20/2011).

A Dragonhunter - the monster, dragonfly-eating dragonfly - in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/20/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Tricolored Heron at Piney Run Reservoir, Carroll Co., Maryland (8/20/2011). Found by Ron Gutberlet, this is one of Maryland's few records away from the coastal plain 8/20/2011).

A Tricolored Heron at Piney Run Reservoir, Carroll Co., Maryland (8/20/2011). Found by Ron Gutberlet, this is one of Maryland's few records away from the coastal plain 8/20/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Adult Semipalmated Sandpiper at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10/2011). I think the second bird looks long- and stout-billed because it just pulled its head out of the water.

Adult Semipalmated Sandpiper at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10/2011). I think the second bird looks long- and stout-billed because it just pulled its head out of the water. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Adult Semipalmated Sandpiper at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10/2011). I think the second bird looks long- and stout-billed because it just pulled its head out of the water. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011).

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpipers at Swan Creek, Maryland (8/10 and 8/11/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A juvenile Least Sandpiper at Swan Creek, Maryland (8/10/2011).

A juvenile Least Sandpiper at Swan Creek, Maryland (8/10/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron in Frederick, Maryland (8/7/2011). Note the downy feathers on its head.

A juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron in Frederick, Maryland (8/7/2011). Note the downy feathers on its head.  Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A juvenile Northern Mockingbird born this summer on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). The sounds of its childhood are Royal Terns and Boat-tailed Grackles. It has never heard a Tufted Titmouse. Note the breast spotting and light-colored lower mandible.

A juvenile Northern Mockingbird born this summer on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). The sounds of its childhood are Royal Terns and Boat-tailed Grackles. It has never heard a Tufted Titmouse. Note the breast spotting and light-colored lower mandible. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum) near Liberty Reservoir, Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/20/2011).

Maidenhair Fern (<em>Adiantum pedatum</em>) near Liberty Reservoir, Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/20/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Eastern Banded Killifish in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/20/2011).

Eastern Banded Killifish in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/20/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Pomarine Jaeger far at sea in Maryland waters (8/14/2011).

A Pomarine Jaeger far at sea in Maryland waters (8/14/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Pomarine Jaeger far at sea in Maryland waters (8/14/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Pomarine Jaeger far at sea in Maryland waters (8/14/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Pomarine Jaeger far at sea in Maryland waters (8/14/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Pomarine Jaeger far at sea in Maryland waters (8/14/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

A Pomarine Jaeger far at sea in Maryland waters (8/14/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Largemouth Bass stalks the shallows near Liberty Reservoir, Maryland (8/20/2011).

A Largemouth Bass stalks the shallows near Liberty Reservoir, Maryland (8/20/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A juvenile Eastern Towhee on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011).

A juvenile Eastern Towhee on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: American Oystercatchers on a sandbar off Smith Island, Somerset Co., Maryland (8/6/2011).

American Oystercatchers on a sandbar off Smith Island, Somerset Co., Maryland (8/6/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A cooperative Audubon's Shearwater in Maryland waters (8/14/2011).

A cooperative Audubon's Shearwater in Maryland waters (8/14/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An adult Caspian Tern roosting on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011).

An adult Caspian Tern roosting on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: An immature Caspian Tern foraging at Swan Creek, Maryland (8/10/2011).

An immature Caspian Tern foraging at Swan Creek, Maryland (8/10/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Royal Tern on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011).

A Royal Tern on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Caspian Tern (left) and Royal Tern (right) on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011).

A Caspian Tern (left) and Royal Tern (right) on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A juvenile European Starling on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011).

A juvenile European Starling on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Lesser Yellowlegs at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10/2011).

A Lesser Yellowlegs at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Blue-fronted Dancer near Liberty Reservoir, Maryland (8/20/2011).

A Blue-fronted Dancer near Liberty Reservoir, Maryland (8/20/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Sanderlings on the ORV zone of Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). John Hubbell clicked each individual and recorded an impressive 2,625 Sanderlings..

Sanderlings on the ORV zone of Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). John Hubbell clicked each individual and recorded an impressive 2,625 Sanderlings.. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Sanderlings on the ORV zone of Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). John Hubbell clicked each individual and recorded an impressive 2,625 Sanderlings.. Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A large spider at the McKeldin tract of Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland (8/20/2011)

A large spider at the McKeldin tract of Patapsco Valley State Park, Maryland (8/20/2011) Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A dark-eyed juvenile White-eyed Vireo on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011).

A dark-eyed juvenile White-eyed Vireo on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: Comparisons of Eastern and Western Willet (sub)species on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Note the obvious difference in shape and overall height! By this date, Western Willet is the far more numerous Willet species in our area. That (sub)species is grayer, larger, and decidedly more godwit-like than Eastern.

Comparisons of Eastern and Western Willet (sub)species on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Note the obvious difference in shape and overall height! By this date, Western Willet is the far more numerous Willet species in our area. That (sub)species is grayer, larger, and decidedly more godwit-like than Eastern.  Photo by Bill Hubick.

Comparisons of Eastern and Western Willet (sub)species on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Note the obvious difference in shape and overall height! By this date, Western Willet is the far more numerous Willet species in our area. That (sub)species is grayer, larger, and decidedly more godwit-like than Eastern.  Photo by Bill Hubick.

Comparisons of Eastern and Western Willet (sub)species on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/21/2011). Note the obvious difference in shape and overall height! By this date, Western Willet is the far more numerous Willet species in our area. That (sub)species is grayer, larger, and decidedly more godwit-like than Eastern.  Photo by Bill Hubick.

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