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
 
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