Date: 5/22/20 10:24 am
From: Olcott, Susan P <Susan.P.Olcott...>
Subject: Re: Lack of insects (Tucker)
I've had a couple of calls about dead barn swallows (adults and nestlings). The individuals were in too bad shape for analysis, but the occurrence is troubling. Additionally, the whip-poor-wills that have set up there territory around my house in southern Monongalia Co haven't been heard since the cold snap. No insects for them to eat especially at night.

Susan Olcott
Lepidoptera and Pollinator Conservation Project Leader
PO Box 99, 1110 Railroad St
Farmington WV 26571

-----Original Message-----
From: Audubon birding discussion for WV <WV-BIRD...> On Behalf Of Wilbur Hershberger
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2020 10:44 AM
To: <WV-BIRD...>
Subject: Re: Lack of insects (Tucker)

I too am noticing a lot of birds coming to the suet feeders this spring. Tufted Titmice, chickadees, Red-winged Blackbird, Pine Warbler, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (when they were moving through), and lots of Blue Jays. Of course, with these and the woodpeckers, they are cleaning me out twice daily.

Wil Hershberger
Hedgesville, WV

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