Date: 11/1/17 2:25 pm From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Subject: Hooded Mergansers arriving in northern WV
There have been only 3 eBird reports of this species in the last few days in northern WV--all of 1 or 2 birds.
Today, there were 7 Hoodies--6 males and a female in White Day Creek just before it flows into the Monongahela River at Opekiska Dam in Monongalia County. There are usually a few birds of this species at that location or in the river each winter.
Look for larger flocks of Hoodies in the next few days--and other ducks, of course.