Date: 1/11/18 2:05 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Hannibal and Willow Island Lock and Dam water birds
Both dams were ice-free below the dam as far as could be seen, but mostly
iced-in above the dam with very little open water.

At Hannibal L&D in New Martinsville this morning:

Canada Goose--400
American Black Duck--2
Ring-necked Duck--2
Greater Scaup--3
Common Goldeneye--20
Common Merganser--5
Ring-billed Gull--55
Herring Gull--9
Peregrine Falcon--1 adult on tower at Ohio end of bridge, but in WV per
Google Maps

Proctor--completely frozen:

Ring-billed Gull--5 on the ice

Willow Island L&D:

Canada Goose--1
Wood Duck--2 drakes
Mallard--300, maybe 325
American Black Duck--28
Northern Pintail--6
Ring-necked Duck--4
Greater Scaup--2
Lesser Scaup--1 drake
Scaup species--4
Redhead--2 drakes
Canvasback--4 hens
Bufflehead--1 drake
Common Goldeneye--2 hens
Hooded Merganser--5
Red-breasted Merganser--4
Double-crested Cormorant--15
Great Blue Heron--1
Red-shouldered Hawk--1
Ring-billed Gull--45
Herring Gull--2

All other locations along the river between New Martinsville and Willow
Island were mostly to completely frozen, though there were a lot of
floating ice chunks from thawing the last 3 days. Barge traffic has kept a
channel open.

Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
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