Date: 4/22/18 8:59 am
From: Wilbur Hershberger <wilhershberger...>
Subject: PVAS Birding 101 outing to Cool Spring Nature Preserve in Jefferson County
First of Year Broad-winged Hawk, House Wren and Common Yellowthroat.

Cool Spring Preserve, Jefferson, West Virginia, US
Apr 21, 2018 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.9 mile(s)
Comments: 33F, mostly clear, and calm at start.
39 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 8
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus) 1 Probably an escaped “pen-raised” bird.
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 2
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 1
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 2 FOY
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 6
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Picoides pubescens pubescens/medianus) 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1 Nearly the first bird of the day flying over the parking area before most students were there.
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 12
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 1 We did indeed hear this species, right at the end when people we leaving, he started singing at the parking lot.
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1 FOY
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 3
Eastern Bluebird (Eastern) (Sialia sialis sialis/bermudensis) 5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 6
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 3
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 3 FOY
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 3
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 4
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 3
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 18
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 3
Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed) (Pipilo erythrophthalmus erythrophthalmus/canaster) 14
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 23
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 12
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 10
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 6
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 14
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4

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