Date: 5/14/18 11:59 am
From: Comcast <pep4223...>
Subject: Re: Cool Spring Preserve — Jefferson Co
While eating lunch in the kitchen and checking email on my phone at the same time (not the best thing to do), I was multitasking while listening to Wil Hershberger’s audio clips from Cool Spring Preserve on his eBird checklist he just posted to the listserve.

I let the audio clips stream all the way through, as a few were long. While I was doing the dishes, I heard a Yellow-breasted Chat singing in my kitchen! It was Miss Buddy Parker, my African Grey parrot who was singing like a chat! She also does a good Blue Jay. The more annoying, the better is her motto.

Jefferson County, WV

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> On May 14, 2018, at 1:51 PM, Wilbur Hershberger <wilhershberger...> wrote:
> I tried to do some recording at Cool Spring Preserve this morning. I was doing well until 8:20 when it started to rain.
> There are a number of audio recordings associated with this checklist (species with an asterisk). (Apparently, the listserv software removes bold text).
> Cool Spring Preserve, Jefferson, West Virginia, US
> May 14, 2018 6:20 AM - 8:20 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Cloudy, heavy fog, calm, 63F. Started to rain lightly at 0820.
> 33 species
> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 2
> Ring-necked Pheasant (Ring-necked) (Phasianus colchicus [colchicus Group]) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
> *Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum) 1 Heard only. See recording. This bird was not very close and can be heard occasionally in the background.
> After more listening, I think that this is an Alder Flycatcher. Hopefully, the editor can change this.
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 3
> White-eyed Vireo (White-eyed) (Vireo griseus [griseus Group]) 2
> Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus) 3
> Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
> Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 12
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
> *House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 3 Male singing along the trail at the west edge of the preserve.
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2
> Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 2
> Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 4
> Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2
> American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
> Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 1
> *Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 3 Male Field Sparrow singing along the trail near the gazebo.
> *Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) 3 Recorded what appears to be the same male at two different locations. His territory seems large, perhaps because of the intervening field.
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5
> Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 2
> Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) 2
> *Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 3 Male and female behaving as if selecting a nest location in a Sycamore. The male was singing continuously. But, it started raining.
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 5
> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 5
> View this checklist online at <>
> Wil Hershberger
> Nature Images and Sounds, LLC <>
> Hedgesville, WV
> The Songs of Insects <>
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