Date: 1/5/18 8:45 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Morgantown--Merlin, Bald Eagle, water birds
This morning's highlights:

White Park:

Merlin--female at usual spot on ball field light pole

Morgantown Lock and Dam--downstream, where open water continues to shrink:

Canada Goose--425
American Black Duck--2
Mallard--95
Redhead--1
Ring-necked Duck--1
Greater Scaup--8
Bufflehead--3
Common Goldeneye--11
Hooded Merganser--4
Common Merganser--20
Pied-billed Grebe--2
American Coot--2
Bald Eagle--1 adult, escorted away by a crow
Ring-billed Gull--1

Monongahela Avenue, Westover:

Red-shouldered Hawk--1

Star City Water Treatment Plant, where open water has also shrunk
considerably:

Canada Goose--12
Wood Duck--4
American Black Duck--2
Mallard--110
Green-winged Teal--2
Redhead--2
Bufflehead--29
Hooded Merganser--3
American Coot--2

Barill Park, Star City, at mouth of Scott's Run, where open water has
shrunk to the size of a large swimming pool:

Canada Goose--250, rough estimate as most of them took off as I arrived
American Black Duck--1
Mallard--26
Bufflehead--3
Common Goldeneye--3
Pied-billed Grebe--1

Morgantown Power Plant, where open water is plentiful:

Canada Goose--37
Gadwall--1
Mallard--19
Redhead--3
Greater Scaup--1
Lesser Scaup--1
Bufflehead--28
Common Goldeneye--5
Common Merganser--6
Pied-billed Grebe--4

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 
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