Date: 7/5/18 11:51 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Canaan Valley NWR Freeland Road, Jul 5, 2018
This morning on my way to the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
visitor center, I stopped and did a fairly quick count at the Freeland Road
boardwalk of the refuge. I was impressed with the number of Common
Yellowthroats. As another birder pair there said, "They were everywhere."
There were also a lot of Red-winged Blackbirds. The Bobolinks are now
silent as were the flycatchers except for one Willow Flycatcher that flew
up and scolded me. I could only identify it by its call. My eBird count is

While at the visitor center a man and a boy came in. They had a bird
question. They had hiked the HooDoo/Moon Rocks Trails along Camp 70 Road
with their dog. At the rocks, a "swallow-like bird with white bars on its
wings" had flown up. They felt it might be trying to distract them from its
nest. When I showed them a picture of a Common Nighthawk in Kaufman's Field
Guide to Birds of North America, they exclaimed, "That's it!" They were
excited - as was I as I don't usually get such good descriptions of unknown
birds to help identify. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County from Tucker

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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 2:38 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Canaan Valley NWR Freeland Road, Jul 5, 2018
To: <hesemyers...>

Canaan Valley NWR Freeland Road, Tucker, West Virginia, US
Jul 5, 2018 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: Clear, 65 degrees
21 species

Killdeer 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Willow Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 4
Cedar Waxwing 1
Common Yellowthroat 12
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 7
Eastern Meadowlark 2
Red-winged Blackbird 12
American Goldfinch 6

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