Date: 10/10/17 8:20 am
From: Brian Bockhahn (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...>
Subject: Mayo River/Rockingham County fall bird count results
The FIFTH Rockingham County Fall Migration Bird Count was held on September
14, 2017 with mostly clear skies, no wind or precip and temps 66-78 degrees.
8 observers in four parties tallied our highest ever 97 species and 1358
total individuals.

Rarities include Common Nighthawk and lingering Whip-poor-will near the Dan
River; a late Eastern Kingbird; a single Phildalephia Vireo along the Mayo
River, swallows showed up with two parties finding Barn Swallow, 5 Tree
Swallow at Anglin Mill and 1 Purple Martin over Mayodan; of the 16 warblers
species detected a single Bay-breasted Warbler was a great find at Anglin
Mill and a lingering Kentucky Warbler was singing along the lower Mayo
River; nocturnal flight calls produced the common thrushes and as always
Kyle slept through another dickcissel.

MISSES: misses include Northern Bobwhite, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Spotted or
Solitary Sandpiper, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Yellow and Palm Warbler,
Red-winged Blackbird and Brown-headed Cowbird.

Many thanks to everyone who volunteered to count!

Mark your calendars for upcoming counts:

Christmas – Dec 21, 2017

Spring – May 1, 2018

Fall – Sep 11, 2018

Brian Bockhahn

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