Date: 11/7/19 3:15 pm From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Subject: New Birds
Today we enjoyed the visit of three new birds for this autumn. Late this morning, a Winter Wren explored the area where we have our feeders. Shortly after the wren flew up into the woods, a male Purple Finch landed amongst the House Finches on our platform feeder.
Late this afternoon, Sarah called, "Come check out this sparrow." She thought she might have seen a Fox Sparrow. She noted that it was reddish. I couldn't see anything except White-throated Sparrows for awhile. I assumed she had seen one of our well-marked Song Sparrows. However, she was right. I finally found a truly reddish Fox Sparrow scratching below the feeders. I knew I should trust her!
I was excited on our group's Wednesday morning walk yesterday when we found a male Red-winged Blackbird along the Tygart River. I thought they had all gone. I was really excited when we found a lone Brown-headed Cowbird in a tree on the opposite side of the river - which turned into a Rusty Blackbird. It had yellow eyes.
That is about enough excitement for two days. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County