Date: 6/3/18 8:53 pm From: Doren Burrell <g.immer...> Subject: Point Pleasant BBS - June 3rd
Anne Wills, David Wills, and I conducted observations for the Point Pleasant BBS route on Sunday, June 3rd, from 5:35 to 10:53 AM. It was a warm and relatively windless morning, with fog for the first half of the route, changing to a hazy sunshine. This route runs primarily through farmland with a mix of hayfields, row crops, cattle lands, and old fields, as well as some forested areas. It also passes through the McClintic Wildlife Management Area with its wetland areas.
Observations of special note included Wild Turkeys, a Green Heron, a Northern Harrier, a Willow Flycatcher, and a couple of Cliff Swallows. Many typical warblers - Cerulean Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Parula - were not observed. And there were several Louisiana Waterthrushes that teased us by stopping their songs just as each three-minute observation period started. In fact, at several stops all the birds would fiendishly go quiet right when David would say, "Ready, begin," and start his timer.
SPECIES OBSERVED: Mallard Wild Turkey Green Heron Turkey Vulture Northern Harrier Cooper's Hawk Red-shouldered Hawk Red-tailed Hawk Killdeer Rock Pigeon Mourning Dove Yellow-billed Cuckoo Chimney Swift Red-bellied Woodpecker Downy Woodpecker Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker American Kestrel Eastern Wood-Pewee Acadian Flycatcher Willow Flycacher Eastern Phoebe Eastern Kingbird White-eyed Vireo Yellow-throated Vireo Warbling Vireo Red-eyed Vireo Blue Jay American Crow N. Rough-winged Swallow Purple Martin Tree Swallow Barn Swallow Cliff Swallow Eastern Bluebird Wood Thrush American Robin Gray Catbird Brown Thrasher Northern Mockingbird European Starling Cedar Waxwing Blue-winged Warbler Common Yellowthroat Hooded Warbler American Redstart Yellow Warbler Yelllow-throated Warbler Yellow-breasted Chat Chipping Sparrow Field Sparrow Song Sparrow Eastern Towhee Summer Tanager Scarlet Tanager Northern Cardinal Indigo Bunting Eastern Meadowlark Orchard Oriole Baltimore Oriole Red-winged Blackbird Brown-headed Cowbird Common Grackle American Goldfinch House Sparrow