Date: 1/7/18 1:42 pm
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Mason County Birding
Janet Keating, Mike Griffith, Gary Rankin and I birded mainly Mason County today and we birded with Jerry Westfall for most of the am. We met at Ashton around 645 am with the intention of trying to relocate the pair of Short-eared Owls spotted by Mike Griffith at dusk yesterday. We were not disappointed with the owls making their presence around 710 am with great close up looks. Some of the birds seen were:


Short-eared Owl- 1 pair

Northern Harrier-2

Mt Zion Church;

Red-headed Woodpecker-1

Common Grackle-25

RCB Locks

Ross's Goose-1

American Black Duck-20

Northern Pintail-2


Ring-necked Duck-5

Lesser Scaup-10


Common Goldeneye-12

Hooded Merganser-8

Common Merganser-25

Red-breasted Merganser- 1female

Ruddy Duck-1

Pied-billed Grebe-1

Northern Harrier-1

Gallipolis Ferry:

American Wigeon-1


Silver Memorial Bridge:

Peregrine Falcon-2

Apple Grove area;

Wild Turkey-10

David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
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