Date: 1/8/19 4:37 pm
From: Ron Canterbury <0000000bb52bba5f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Athens/Prrinceton, Mercer County CBC_26 December 2018
The Athens/Princeton, Mercer County CBC for the NAS 119th Count Year was conducted on 26 December 2018.  There were 14 observers in 5 parties, birding from 7:30-5:30 pm, 1 feeder 2-hour observation from 1 observer, and no owling.  Temperatures ranged from 19-50 F, mostly sunny, wind 0-3 mph SSE, still water partly frozen and running water open; 31 total party hours and 289 total miles.  Participants included Cindy Horton, Alex Horton, Nick Horton, Robert Horton, David Johnston, Alma Lowry, Jim and Judy Phillips. Jon Puckett, James Taylor, Mindy and Allen Waldron, Steven Wilson, and Ron Canterbury, compiler.

There were 50 species and 2,610 individuals.  Below is the species list and those with an "*" were high counts for this CBC.Canada Goose * - 277
Mallard  * - 82
Wild Turkey - 21Pied-billed Grebe - 1Great Blue Heron * - 4
Black Vulture - 82Turkey Vulture * - 200
Cooper's Hawk * - 4Bald Eagle (adult) - cwRed-shouldered Hawk * - 17Red-tailed Hawk * - 11Buteo sp. - 1Rock Pigeon - 136Mourning Dove - 84
Eastern Screech-Owl - cwBelted Kingfisher - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 21Yellow-billed Sapsucker - 2Downy Woodpecker * - 25Hairy Woodpecker - 4Northern Flicker * - 6Pileated Woodpecker - 6Woodpecker sp. - 1American Kestrel - 3Peregrine Falcon * - 1Eastern Phoebe - 1Blue Jay - 77
American Crow - 103Common Raven * - 10
Carolina Chickadee - 79
Tufted Titmouse * - 104
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 6
White-breasted Nuthatch * - 38
Brown Creeper - 3
Winter Wren * - 5
Carolina Wren * - 52
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 9
Eastern Bluebird - 26
Hermit Thrush - 2
American Robin - 9
Northern Mockingbird * - 26
European Starling - 453
Cedar Waxwing - 13
Chipping Sparrow * - 2
Field Sparrow - 2
Dark-eyed Junco - 87White-throated Sparrow - 25
Song Sparrow - 26
Swamp Sparrow - 3
Eastern Towhee * - 13
Northern Cardinal - 79
House Finch - 17American Goldfinch - 43
House Sparrow * - 288

Ron CanterburyCincinnati, Ohio and Metalton, WV
 
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