Date: 3/8/18 11:14 am From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Subject: Tree Sparrows in Preston County
During a stop at Fairfax Pond-Rehe Wildlife Management Area near Reedsville in Preston County about noon, I flushed at least 3 American Tree Sparrows from the roadside, along with at least 2 Dark-eyed Juncos.
The middle pond was mostly frozen. With light snow falling, I was able to see 8 Canada Geese, 2 Wood Ducks plus 1 heard, and 3 Hooded Mergansers. 40 American Robins were on the lawns near the first parking lot.
At the WVU Reedsville Farm, there were 87 Canada Geese, 2 Hooded Mergansers, and 1 Mallard.
Earlier in the morning, I visited 2 locations in western Marion County.
Along Huey Run Road, highlights included 6 Canada Geese, 2 American Kestrels, 1 Eastern Towhee, and 2 Red-winged Blackbirds.
At Curtisville Lake, highlights included 25 Canada Geese and 24 American Robins.