Date: 10/29/19 7:04 am From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Subject: Birds
Yesterday, we took a hike on the Splashdam Trail's middle section along the Blackwater River. As we neared the bridge to the parking area, a Ruffed Grouse flew across the road in front of our car. It is always great to see one with their population declining.
As we headed for the trail, an adult Bald Eagle flew downstream. We spoke to some fisherwomen who said they see them fairly frequently and have seen one catch a fish.
This morning on our walk, we were surprised to see three Eastern Bluebirds congregated on the roof and entrance to the nest box. We wondered if they slept in there last night? I have read that they do that to keep warm and safe.
Aren't birding surprises always wonderful? Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County - also reporting from Tucker County