Date: 2/8/18 10:32 am
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: Today's MBC outing - Long-tailed Duck
Today's Mountwood Bird Club outing to the Sandy Creek Backwater and
surrounding area was attended by Jeanette & Dick Esker, Archie Carpenter,
Pat Collins, Arnold Huyghebaert, Jason White, Mike Wine & I. we stopped at
Northwest Drive, Sandy Creek Backwater, the Dowler property on the
Backwater, the Belleville Wetlands, and the Belleville L&D.

The highlight of the morning was a Long-tailed Duck above the Belleville

Birds: "*"= highlight

Canada Goose
American Black Duck
*Green-winged Teal
*Greater Scaup
**Long-tailed Duck
*Common Goldeneye
*Hooded Merganser
*Common Merganser
*Red-breasted Merganser
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Ring-billed Gull
*Herring Gull
Great Blue Heron - at least 16 at the Backwater
*Bald Eagle - 6
Red-tailed Hawk
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
*American Kestrel
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
*Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Eastern Towhee
*American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle

I may have missed some.

Jon Benedetti
Vienna, WV
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