Date: 6/12/18 7:45 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Dickcissel at Belleville wetlands
For the second year in a row there is a male Dickcissel singing along River
Lane, the road through the Belleville wetlands in Wood County. It was neat
the open pavilion-type structure with the red roof near the end of the road.

One of the resident Barn Owls in the nest in the old lockhouse treated me
to a "southbound view of a northbound owl" as it briefly put its rear end
out of the nesthole to defecate.

Also of note:

Wood Duck--1 hen with 5 midsized ducklings, plus 3 other birds that may
have been from another brood.
Green Heron--2
Belted Kingfisher--2
American Kestrel--1
Willow Flycatcher--2

At Belleville Lock and Dam:

Osprey--1 bird in each nest atop the power line towers, 1 in WV and 1 in OH.
Killdeer--5
Herring Gull--1
Willow Flycatcher--2
Cliff Swallow--10 at least flying to and from the numerous nests on the dam

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 
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