Date: 3/5/23 10:12 am From: Derek Courtney <derek.dana.courtney...> Subject: Upcoming Cheat Lake Waterfowl outing/slow morning at Cheat Lake
I did a quick tour around Cheat Lake (Mon. County) this morning at dawn only to find a very quiet lake overall. Horned Grebe at Cheat Lake Park was probably the most interesting migrant, but numbers and diversity were low. Hopefully that will change next Saturday!
On Saturday, March 11, Mountaineer Audubon will sponsor a field trip around Cheat Lake in search of migrant waterfowl. The meeting time will be 8 am at Ruby and Ketchy's restaurant. I will be leading the outing and will be there at 7am for breakfast in case anyone wants to eat and/or socialize a bit before heading out. As long as it is safe to drive, the trip will go regardless of weather. As always there is no cost to attend, and no RSVP is required. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
It has been, in my opinion, a slow waterfowl migration thus far. So things are bound to pick up! And, in neighboring Preston County, a very frustrating report of West Virginia's first (pending acceptance) Tufted Duck just came through on Saturday. So who knows what might turn up. Hope to see you all there next weekend! Best wishes to you all.