Date: 5/1/18 10:35 am
From: Jerry Westfall <jerrywestfall...>
Subject: Chuck-will's-widow - Wood Co.
Kevin Campbell just alerted me that the chuck-will’s-widow has once again returned to his sister’s and brother-in-law’s property east of Parkersburg (Wood Co.) at end of Morgan Lane off of Spider Ridge Rd. (CR 16/4). They first heard the chuck-will’s-widow on the night of April 27. Interestingly, this is the exact same date it was first heard last year! A recorded video with sound of the birds last year upon arrival showed the vegetation to be much more progressed than this year.

This makes the 4th year the birds have returned to this area (first observed on 2015). It is believed, but not confirmed, that they have bred here. Hopefully, they will continue to call Wood County, WV home.

Jerry Westfall
Parkersburg, WV
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