Date: 2/19/18 2:30 pm From: steve kimbrell <galvmcm...> Subject: Injured Horned Grebe Randolph County FYI
There is a Horned Grebe with an injured left wing Downstream of the first flood control levee, before Tygart's Valley River flows into Elkins, Randolph County, W.Va. It appears to me that the wing is twisted back at its wrist so that the underside of the primaries face up and the leading edge of its wing faces backward; the wing juts-out perpendicular to the bird's side. The bird is swimming about and picks-up objects from the surface as if feeding, it does not dive. Other birds present during the fifteen minute observation (3:30-3:45 pm) were Canada Goose 7, Mallard 3, Tufted Titmouse 1, White-breasted Nuthatch 1, and Song Sparrow 1.