Date: 5/1/18 6:17 am
From: Wilbur Hershberger <wilhershberger...>
Subject: The woods around the house were full of song this morning and some FOYs
It was great to hear so many birds singing this morning from the woods around the house.
The Blackburnian Warbler and Yellow-throated Vireo were first of the year for me.
The Wood Thrush and Ovenbird were FOYs yesterday.
Species in bold have audio recordings attached to the eBird list.

Wood Song, Hedgesville, Berkeley County, West Virginia, US
May 1, 2018 5:41 AM - 7:41 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
28 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Picoides pubescens pubescens/medianus) 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Picoides villosus [villosus Group]) 1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2 The male Eastern Phoebe was singing for several minutes from the woods south of the house.
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 1 First of year singing from flowering oak.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 6
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 4
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2 One of the Tufted Titmice was singing and changed song types during this recording.
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2 The male Carolina Wren was singing from his favorite morning song perch — the top of a Virginia Pine next to the house.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1 Arrived yesterday, April 30. Singing from woodlands north of house.
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 2
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1 Arrived yesterday, April 30. Singing from wooded hillside south of house.
Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) 1 First of season, singing from flowering oak.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 6 Still have many Yellow-rumped Warblers foraging in the few trees that have broken bud.
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 5
Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed) (Pipilo erythrophthalmus erythrophthalmus/canaster) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 5

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45132863 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45132863>

Wil Hershberger
Nature Images and Sounds, LLC <http://www.natureimagesandsounds.com/>
Hedgesville, WV
The Songs of Insects <http://www.songsofinsects.com/>

 
Join us on Facebook!