Date: 11/6/19 10:45 am From: steve kimbrell <galvmcm...> Subject: Wednesday Walk Elkins/Randolph county incl. a Rusty & a Red-wing
There was a hundred and more Robins, beaucoup Cedar Waxwings & far more starlings in the ornamental crabapples, plumbs &other fruiting trees in the parks.
WedWalk 11-6-19 tally: Elkins/Randolph County Tygart's Valley River flood control (FC) Complex including: the Spillway area, 1st FC levee (upstream) to Georgetown Road then Glendale and Riverbend parks. Partly Cloudy, 29 degrees F. then clearing and warming into 50's F. with Herb M., Jackie B, &Steve K. 39 species Canada Goose Mallard Green-winged Teal female (f.) Bufflehead f. Gadwall -7 Hooded Merganser f. Mourning Dove Rock Pigeon Great Blue Heron -2 Belted Kingfisher -2 Turkey Vulture Raptor (sp.) inferred listing. The racket of Starlings, Robins and Cedar Waxwings suddenly hushed and all birds present discretely left the area or ducked out of sight. It remained quiet several minutes. this we took as indication of a raptor present, like the resident Coopers Hawk on this side of town. Red-bellied Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker Northern (yellow-shafted) Flicker Blue Jay American Crow Black-capped Chickadee Tufted Titmouse White-breasted Nuthatch Carolina Wren Ruby-crowned Kinglet Eastern Bluebird American Robin Gray Catbird *all along 1st flood control levee road Northern Mockingbird * " " " Brown Thrasher * " " " " European Starling in pretty winter colors Cedar Waxwing House Sparrow--in town House Finch American Goldfinch Palm Warbler Eastern Towhee Field Sparrow Song Sparrow Northern Cardinal Red-winged Blackbird -1 male Rusty Blackbird -1 male
for Elkins/Randolph County and our WedWalk Co-birders, Steve Kimbrell