Date: 1/24/18 6:53 am From: <mankinsba...> Subject: Re: Ruby-crowned Kinglet in Preston County, Northern Harrier in Hardy County
Thank you for this posting. I had what I was very certain were two Ruby Crowned Kinglets last Tuesday, 1/16/18, in Pleasants County in St. Marys. They were actively feeding in a large Pin Oak in my neighbor's yard. I was quite surprised when I saw them. There was several inches of snow and cold temps at the time and my feeders were full of birds. Our development fronts a ridgeline with woods but to see them this time of year I was surprised.
---- Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> wrote: > A long day began at the WVU Reedsville Farm in Preston County, where no > Greater White-fronted Geese, nor any geese at all, were present. > > At the Army Reserve wetlands at the headquarters on Route 72 south of Route > 7, the Ruby-crowned Kinglet discovered a couple of days ago by David > Daniels was still present, along with 4 Yellow-rumped Warblers. > > Mount Storm Lake was empty of birds, as usual. > > At Hogueland Road in Grant County, the only birds present were American > Crows, Turkey Vultures, and Rock Pigeons. > > At Brighton Park south of Moorefield in Hardy County, 2 female Common > Mergansers were accompanying a male Red-breasted Merganser. > > At the end of Webb Lane at Old Fields in Hardy County, 1 gray ghost male > Northern Harrier was swooping over the fields in the distance. > > A bit further north near where Reynolds Gap Road meets Route 220, there > were 3 American Kestrels within a 2-mile stretch. > > At Ridgely in Mineral County, no birds were present on the WV shore, but > there were hundreds of Canada Geese on the Maryland shore. No white geese, > no gulls. Not impossible there could have been a Greater White-fronted > Goose, but the view was distant, and I didn't have time to hike along the C > & O towpath on the Maryland side. > > -- > Terry Bronson > Morgantown, WV