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11/18/17 4:50 pm Derek Courtney <derek.dana.courtney...> Cheat Lake Waterfowl Trip --- Mon. County
11/18/17 2:57 pm Allen Bryan <000000f1422dcb65-dmarc-request...> Lapland Longspurs in Jefferson County
11/17/17 9:36 pm Wilma <wjar...> Fox sparrow FOS
11/17/17 10:18 am Joey Herron <0000002ee8843fb4-dmarc-request...> No snowy
11/17/17 9:49 am Kevin Cade <dmgraphics...> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
11/17/17 7:29 am Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Lapland Longspur still present in Grant County
11/17/17 6:52 am Christopher Lituma <000000f02bc73f76-dmarc-request...> Typo
11/17/17 4:52 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Morgantown Snowy Owl--no on Friday
11/16/17 3:06 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Morgantown Snowy Owl--first county record
11/16/17 2:15 pm Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...> SNOWY OWL- Morgantown
11/16/17 11:02 am Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...> Re: Morgantown Snowy Owl--YESSS!!
11/16/17 7:18 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Morgantown Snowy Owl--no
11/16/17 2:45 am Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...> SNOWY OWL - Morgantown
11/15/17 1:12 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Glenwood Sewage Lagoons, Nov 15, 2017
11/15/17 12:55 pm Richard Gregg <greggra...> Tardy Report: Bald Eagle Marmet Locks
11/15/17 11:51 am Richard Gregg <greggra...> Marmet Locks: Ruffed Grouse
11/15/17 9:23 am Paul Saffold <pesaffold...> Nashville w. Inwood
11/14/17 4:01 pm Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...> W-t Sparrow (Tucker)
11/14/17 3:21 pm Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...> Swans South Mill Creek Dam
11/14/17 1:29 pm Cynthia D. Ellis <cdellis...> Winfield: Egret, Eagles, Peregrine and Cormorants, Cormorants, Cormorants
11/14/17 7:26 am Paul Saffold <pesaffold...> tundra swans, Inwood
11/14/17 6:32 am Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...> Peregrine Falcon
11/13/17 10:30 am Kevin Cade <dmgraphics...> Red-headed woodpeckers
11/13/17 5:33 am Laura Frazier <00000069bd1ca4c6-dmarc-request...> Bald Eagles
11/12/17 6:42 pm Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...> Fwd: eBird Report - Robert C Byrd Lock and Dam-Duck Ponds, Nov 12, 2017
11/12/17 6:35 pm Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...> Fwd: eBird Report - Winfield Locks & Dam, Nov 12, 2017
11/12/17 6:34 pm Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...> Fwd: eBird Report - Ashton Ponds, Nov 12, 2017
11/12/17 6:33 pm Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...> Fwd: eBird Report - Gallipolis Ferry, Nov 12, 2017
11/12/17 5:52 pm Fred Atwood <fatwood...> 3 species of swan at S Mill Creek Lake, Grant Co
11/12/17 1:27 pm Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Sparrow
11/12/17 8:12 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> siskin
11/12/17 7:31 am Fred Atwood <fatwood...> Lapland longspur near Petersburg
11/11/17 1:20 pm Richard Gregg <greggra...> Marmet Locks: BAEA, F.O.S. Tern
11/11/17 4:06 am Elizabeth Bullard <beth...> fallout
11/10/17 2:47 pm Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Nicholas, Braxton, and Webster County Waterfowl
11/10/17 2:21 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Glenwood Sewage Lagoons, Nov 10, 2017
11/10/17 2:19 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Nov 10, 2017
11/10/17 2:16 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Pinnacle Rock S.P., Nov 10, 2017
11/10/17 1:55 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Surf Scoter and Long-tailed Duck continue in Preston and Tucker Counties; swan song for swans
11/10/17 1:30 pm John Snyder <johnsnyder...> Buffleheads
11/10/17 12:21 pm Carol Del-Colle <WVnaturalist...> Junco (FOS), Yard- Summit Point
11/10/17 11:36 am Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Two FOS and Lingering Shorebirds
11/10/17 8:41 am Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...> Fwd: eBird Report - Gauley Bridge, Nov 8, 2017
11/10/17 8:39 am Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...>
11/10/17 8:38 am Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...> Fwd: eBird Report - Belle Community Park, Nov 8, 2017
11/10/17 6:33 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> fox sparrow
11/9/17 5:00 pm teresa ivory <ivory1888...> WV-list@ digest
11/9/17 4:48 pm Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...> Long-tailed Duck/Davis WTP/Tucker County
11/9/17 3:54 pm Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...> Jefferson Co: 122 Tundra Swans
11/9/17 2:43 pm Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Muddlety Valley Road, Nicholas County
11/9/17 12:55 pm Jean Neely <jeaneely...> Swans
11/9/17 11:35 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Pipestem Area, Nov 9, 2017
11/9/17 11:33 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers County, WV, US, Nov 9, 2017
11/9/17 11:32 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Bluestone S.P., Boat Launch, Nov 9, 2017
11/9/17 11:14 am Luanne Bowers <lbowers22...> Eagle near Eagle Way
11/9/17 11:08 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Wet, Water Birds
11/9/17 10:58 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> fall out in Summers County
11/9/17 10:44 am Richard Gregg <greggra...> Marmet Locks: Ring-necked Pheasant
11/9/17 10:20 am Kevin Cade <dmgraphics...> Pine siskins
11/9/17 10:18 am Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...> Kimsey Dam Fallout
11/9/17 9:46 am Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Surf Scoter; Fallout Continues at Summersville Dam, Nicholas County
11/9/17 9:10 am Donna Mitchell <dmitchellbirding...> tundra swans Barbour County
11/9/17 9:07 am Sam Chapman <0000007c3c2c3ecc-dmarc-request...> Swans
11/9/17 9:01 am Rankin, Gary <rankin...> Fallout at beech Fork Lake and Pine Siskins
11/9/17 8:31 am Bill and Carole Telfair <wbchtelfair...> Fallout along Potomac and Shenandoah RIvers
11/9/17 8:24 am Lynne Wiseman <0000001f1aa07fb9-dmarc-request...> eBird -- US-WV-Harpers Ferry-517 Morning Calm Ln - 39.3704x-77.7508 -- Nov 9, 2017
11/9/17 7:22 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Cheat Lake quiet today
11/9/17 6:49 am Mike Slaven <mikeslavenwv...> Tygart Lake Tundra Swans
11/8/17 6:45 pm <Kingfisher501...> <kingfisher501...> Tundra Swans
11/8/17 4:04 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Waterfowl Fallout-Mercer & Summers Counties today
11/8/17 3:18 pm Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Summersville Lake, Nicholas County
11/8/17 2:22 pm Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Fall-out
11/8/17 12:54 pm Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Snow Goose, Summersville, Nicholas County
11/8/17 12:50 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> More Tundra Swans En Route to WV
11/8/17 12:40 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Cheat Lake fallout--Snow Bunting, Tundra Swans, Buffleheads, Common Goldeneye, possible Brants
11/8/17 9:35 am Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Limited Fallout
11/8/17 9:17 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Snow Bunting at Cheat Lake Park
11/8/17 8:46 am Kyle Carlsen <kycarlsen...> Surf Scoters at Tygart Lake
11/8/17 6:41 am Richard Gregg <greggra...> F.O.S.: Waterfowl, Belle
11/8/17 6:10 am Katie Fallon <katie...> Cheat Lake fallout
11/8/17 6:07 am Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...> Fox Sparrows (Tucker)
11/7/17 6:06 pm Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...> Re: Tygart Lake fallout also at south end of lake. (SNOW GEESE)
11/7/17 3:53 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Tygart Lake fallout also at south end of lake
11/7/17 2:08 pm Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Snow Geese
11/7/17 1:36 pm Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...> Buffleheads/Dc Cormorants & Ring-billed Gull/Elkins/Randolph County
11/7/17 12:42 pm Richard Gregg <greggra...> F.O.S. Common Loon
11/7/17 12:26 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Tygart Lake fallout
11/7/17 12:19 pm Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Common Tern and Others, Summersville Dam, Nicholas County
11/7/17 10:48 am Richard Gregg <greggra...> F.O.Y.: Herring & Ring-billed Gull
11/7/17 8:12 am Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...> Juvenile Merlin on porch railing (Tucker)
11/7/17 6:57 am aaustin61 <aaustin61...> Tygart Lake Marina: large waterfowl fall out
11/7/17 6:11 am MFowler <monty.fowler...> Urban preditors
11/5/17 2:39 pm Richard Gregg <greggra...> Belle, WV: COME
11/5/17 2:12 pm Richard Gregg <greggra...> Marmet Locks: Ring-necked Pheasant
11/5/17 10:43 am Paul Saffold <pesaffold...> juncos, Inwood
11/5/17 10:40 am Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...> A Pipit
11/5/17 10:20 am DAVID <patick...> RCB Locks
11/5/17 3:33 am Mindy Waldron <awaldron...> Raleigh/Summers birds for the BNC and BCBC
11/4/17 2:18 pm Paula Jean Hallberg <pjerhall...> Bald Eagle Canaan Valley State Park
11/4/17 1:04 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> First Bald Eagle eBird record at Cranesville Swamp, third Surf Scoter record at Alpine Lake
11/4/17 11:07 am Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Dunlin, Gulls, and Waterfowl, Summersville Lake, Nicholas County
11/4/17 10:53 am DAVID <patick...> Rte. 2 Birding
11/4/17 8:35 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Surf Scoter at Alpine Lake
11/3/17 2:17 pm Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...> Bonaparte's Gulls/Doe Run/Taylor County
11/3/17 2:15 pm Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...> Osprey/Pleasant Creek WMA/Barbour County
11/3/17 6:27 am Rich Bailey <wvbirds...> Photo submissions needed for WV Breeding Bird Atlas!
11/2/17 7:11 pm Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...> eBird Report - USDA, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Bardane, Nov 2, 2017
11/2/17 1:03 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Nov 2, 2017
11/1/17 2:25 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Hooded Mergansers arriving in northern WV
11/1/17 11:55 am Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Dunlins & Rusty Blackbirds
11/1/17 10:06 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Canyon Rim Trail, Pipestem S.P., Pipestem, WV, Nov 1, 2017
10/31/17 1:05 pm Richard Gregg <greggra...> Bald Eagle
10/31/17 11:53 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> cormorants, osprey, bald eagle & tree swallow
10/31/17 9:09 am tbronsonbirds <tbronsonbirds...> Black-crowned Night-Heron at Pleasant Creek
10/31/17 8:14 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Ducks
10/30/17 4:12 pm Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...> Black Scoter/Davis WTP/Tucker County
10/30/17 3:01 pm Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...> Yard Woodcock (Tucker)
10/30/17 12:09 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers County, WV, US, Oct 30, 2017
10/30/17 6:37 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Snow
10/29/17 12:35 pm <cathypardee...> <cathypardee...> FOY Junco - Sat. 10/28
10/29/17 9:56 am DAVID <patick...> Rte. 2 Birding
10/28/17 11:57 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Brant, Pine Siskins, Harrier, Pintails, Hooded Mergansers in Preston County
10/28/17 5:57 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Fall Birds
10/28/17 5:44 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> osprey & eagles
10/27/17 5:03 pm Richard Gregg <greggra...> F.O.Y.: Vesper Sparrows
10/26/17 4:03 pm Mike <birdonawire47...> A Few Shorebirds
10/26/17 12:47 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Pipestem Knob, Pipestem State Park, Summers County, WV, Oct 26, 2017
10/26/17 12:42 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Oct 25, 2017
10/26/17 10:51 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Pied-billed Grebe fallout at Cheat Lake, very late Tree Swallows, first push of migrating ducks
10/26/17 7:56 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Many grebes and ducks at Cheat Lake Park
10/25/17 5:12 pm Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> American Wigeon and Gadwalls, Muddlety Valley Road, Nicholas County
10/25/17 12:58 pm Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Finch
10/25/17 11:54 am Richard Gregg <greggra...> Marmet Locks: Cont. Ring-necked Peasant
10/25/17 8:01 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Yellow Palm Warblers, Blue-headed Vireo, Lincoln's Sparrow at Little Indian Creek WMA
10/25/17 6:06 am Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...> Gray-cheeked Thrush (late post, Tucker)
10/24/17 3:06 pm Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Forster's Tern and Bonaparte's Gulls, Summersville Dam, Nicholas Countt
10/24/17 10:59 am Richard Gregg <greggra...> Ring-necked Pheasant
10/24/17 10:48 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Cooper's Rock State Forest--Late Blue-headed Vireo, many kinglets and White-throated Sparrows
10/24/17 6:35 am Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...> Canaan Christmas Bird Count December 30
10/21/17 1:45 pm Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Black-crowned Night-Heron
10/21/17 11:32 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Yellow Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers, Snipe, Sapsuckers, at Fairfax Pond-Rehe WMA
10/21/17 9:24 am Ross Brittain <brittainra...> Re: meteor shower birding?
10/21/17 7:19 am Wilbur Hershberger <wilhershberger...> Re: meteor shower birding?
10/21/17 7:07 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> meteor shower birding?
10/20/17 12:06 pm Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...> Ruby-throated Hummingbird/Norton.Randolph County
10/20/17 9:27 am Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Mixed Bag
10/19/17 6:25 pm Debby KOEGLER <kullbeach...> Birding in Wheeling...
 
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Date: 11/18/17 4:50 pm
From: Derek Courtney <derek.dana.courtney...>
Subject: Cheat Lake Waterfowl Trip --- Mon. County
Hi all,

This morning 9 intrepid birders including some of the Morgantown area's
most distinguished birding luminaries joined me for the Mountaineer
Audubon's annual fall/winter pilgrimage to Cheat Lake. The rain made the
early part of the trip especially difficult on viewing and comfort, but as
usual with Cheat Lake there were still birds to be seen. Diversity and
species number was a little bit low probably due to the southern winds and
rain showers beginning near dawn. Nothing terribly rare was seen, and no
raptors were flying in the rain. There was a Great Egret feeding in the
Morgan Run backwaters that had two green wing tags without any visible
numbers left on them. The color scheme seems to indicate that the bird was
likely tagged as a juvenile on the Great Lakes shoreline of Ontario. Not
sure how far back that program stretches but maybe 2011. So perhaps that
could explain why the numbers on the tags were missing. Other than that,
Canada Goose was the most numerous species seen with Bufflehead being the
most common duck. Full species list of waterbird as follows:

Canada Goose
Tundra Swan 3 near the dam
Gadwall
Mallard
American Black Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Belted Kingfisher

Nothing unusual on the passerine front either. Special thanks to Katie
Fallon, LeJay Graffious, and David Daniels of Mountaineer Audubon for
organizing the trip. And special thanks to all those who braved the rain
and cold to join me. Enjoy your upcoming holiday. Best wishes.

Good birding,
Derek
 

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Date: 11/18/17 2:57 pm
From: Allen Bryan <000000f1422dcb65-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Lapland Longspurs in Jefferson County
I observed three (3) Lapland Longspurs along Meyerstown Road in Jefferson County today associating with approximately 235 +/- Horned Larks.Photographs can be found at:
http://visitingnature.com/main/fall-2017-september-through-november/

Enjoy each day,
Allen
 Allen Bryan Winchester & Richmond, Va. www.visitingnature.com
 

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Date: 11/17/17 9:36 pm
From: Wilma <wjar...>
Subject: Fox sparrow FOS
Watched a fox sparrow feeding this morning. Complete list for this morning follows.
Later saw cedar waxwings, hairy and pileated woodpecker.
Yesterday 2 common ravens were in the area.

Wilma Jarrell
Wileyville
Wetzel County

Sent from my iPod

Begin forwarded message:

>

> Fairview Ridge, Wetzel, West Virginia, US
> Nov 17, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.3 mile(s)
> 22 species
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 2
> Carolina Chickadee 3
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 4
> Carolina Wren 2
> Eastern Bluebird 6
> American Robin 2
> European Starling 12
> Field Sparrow 1
> Fox Sparrow 1
> Dark-eyed Junco 4
> White-throated Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 3
> Eastern Towhee 3
> House Finch 2
> American Goldfinch 8
> House Sparrow 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40554743
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 11/17/17 10:18 am
From: Joey Herron <0000002ee8843fb4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: No snowy
Spent an hour or so looking for the Snowy Owl at noon. No luck.

Joey Herron
Marion Co.
Fairmont WV
 

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Date: 11/17/17 9:49 am
From: Kevin Cade <dmgraphics...>
Subject: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Well, it's not a Snowy Owl, but I was excited to see a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at the house today.

Kevin Cade
Hurricane Creek Rd., Putnam County
 

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Date: 11/17/17 7:29 am
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Lapland Longspur still present in Grant County
Lapland Longspur found by Fred Atwood on November 12 on Houghland Lane outside of Petersburg, Grant County, was still present this morning at 9:30am.

Steven Wilson
Summersville, WV
 

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Date: 11/17/17 6:52 am
From: Christopher Lituma <000000f02bc73f76-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Typo
Please change my name to Chris Lituma. I made a typo error when I signed up.
Thank you!
Chris Lituma
 

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Date: 11/17/17 4:52 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Morgantown Snowy Owl--no on Friday
A quick check of where it was yesterday and the University Town Center did
not find the bird.

Could still be around, though, so a check this afternoon might find it.

Terry
 

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Date: 11/16/17 3:06 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Morgantown Snowy Owl--first county record
Just to add to Joe Hildreth's summary, this appears to be the first
Monongalia County record of a Snowy Owl; there are no records listed in
eBird.

Thanks to Joe for getting the word out to allow so many people to see it.
Among them were 4 children and 1 Golden Retriever, several WVU students,
and birders from at least 4 counties--Monongalia, Preston, Marion, and
Taylor.

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 11/16/17 2:15 pm
From: Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...>
Subject: SNOWY OWL- Morgantown

I refound the Snowy Owl just after 2pm along Mall rd. past the Morgantown Mall in Westover. Continue past Gabe’s and the Freedom Hyundai dealer. The bird frequented light poles between the curve where a construction trailer is located and Williams Rd.

When I left at 5pm the bird was still present.

Interestingly we talked to a construction worker who showed us a picture taken at 1am last night of the owl after it had landed on the roof of his truck while he sat inside!!

Over 20 birders enjoyed it. Hopefully it hangs around.


Joe Hildreth
 

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Date: 11/16/17 11:02 am
From: Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...>
Subject: Re: Morgantown Snowy Owl--YESSS!!
Lookimg at the bird now (2:01) above the Morgantown Mall on a light pole before fedex!!
Joe Hildreth

> On Nov 16, 2017, at 10:17 AM, Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> wrote:
>
> Chris Lituma and I spent about an hour searching the various parking lots,
> rooftops, and undeveloped areas in the University Town Center development
> and the area behind Morgantown Mall. No owl.
>
> I will continue checking other open areas nearby.
>
> Terry
 

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Date: 11/16/17 7:18 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Morgantown Snowy Owl--no
Chris Lituma and I spent about an hour searching the various parking lots,
rooftops, and undeveloped areas in the University Town Center development
and the area behind Morgantown Mall. No owl.

I will continue checking other open areas nearby.

Terry
 

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Date: 11/16/17 2:45 am
From: Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...>
Subject: SNOWY OWL - Morgantown
On my way into work just now I had a young (heavily marked) SNOWY OWL fly right in front of my car and land on a light pole. I was able to quickly do a u-turn and use my big lens to get identifiable shots in the dark! I’ll post a shot on Mountain state borders Facebook page.

The location was right next to the Mon county Ballpark where the WV Blackbears play baseball at University Town Center. The bird was last seen flying into the darkness above the stadium headed roughly south.

There is a decent amount of open territory in all the new construction at the new University a town Center exit so searching may be worthwhile!!!

WOW!!

Joe Hildreth
 

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Date: 11/15/17 1:12 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Glenwood Sewage Lagoons, Nov 15, 2017
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 4:10 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Glenwood Sewage Lagoons, Nov 15, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Glenwood Sewage Lagoons, Mercer, West Virginia, US
Nov 15, 2017 2:18 PM - 2:28 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: overcast, 43 degrees
7 species

Wood Duck 2
Gadwall 2
Mallard 27
American Black Duck 10
Ring-necked Duck 2
Ruddy Duck 1
American Crow 1

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40524429

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 11/15/17 12:55 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Tardy Report: Bald Eagle Marmet Locks
Birds of note:

Marmet Locks, Belle, WV.
About 12:00 noon. Monday, 11-13-2017.

Bald Eagles (2)
The first one was immature with extensive white under the wings and in the "armpits". The other was mostly all dark with very little white mottling on the undersurfaces. It appeared merely as a black silhouette against the gray sky but one photo seemed to show the head having a faint gray. Also, it seemed to be conducting mock combat maneuvers by itself. (?) At least I didn't see any other bird close to it. It would turn up with talons extended, dive and turn away. The hill/trees would cut off my view of anything some distance away but certainly there was nothing closer than 50-yards to its south or a half-mile in the other quadrants. The 1st Eagle still could have been towards the mountain on the west bank of the river but if so, I didn't see it. There were some Crows hanging around and maybe they were out of my sight a little to the south.

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV.
 

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Date: 11/15/17 11:51 am
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Marmet Locks: Ruffed Grouse
Bird of note:

Marmet Locks, Belle, WV.
About 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, 11-15-2017.

Ruffed Grouse (1). All golden-brown game bird, about 16”-17” long, with scaly pattern on upper surfaces. It showed a slight crest when it took off about 10-ft. from me. When it landed about 50-ft. away it did not show a crest but the head and upper neck had a reddish brown tinge. The tail was fan shaped, not long and pointed like the Ring-necked Pheasant that has been seen here. This is the 4th time I’ve seen it over the last month or so, but only figured out what it is today. I got only a second or two of observation each sighting but today, got an excellent look at the fan-shaped tail. A Ring-necked Pheasant Hen should have a long tail-if it even took off. The Ring-necks generally run until the last resort. All four of my sightings had a rapid wing-beat take off followed by a short glide and landing. Then the bird would run into the weeds. I’m probably only going to report today’s sighting to eBird as it was the only positive I.D.

For Marmet Locks birders, here are the locations where I saw "it", (assuming 1-bird and 1-species):
Halfway up Pauley’s Path, just past the metal gate.
Southeast side of the Storm Storage Basin.
Northern end of the Storm Storage Basin.
South bank of Burning Springs Creek, (edge of the gravel road). This was today’s.

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 11/15/17 9:23 am
From: Paul Saffold <pesaffold...>
Subject: Nashville w. Inwood
A late Nashville w. in our backyard this morning.

Photos on mountain state birders-wv on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/117588541641147/ <https://www.facebook.com/groups/117588541641147/>

Paul Saffold
Inwood
Berkeley Co.
 

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Date: 11/14/17 4:01 pm
From: Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...>
Subject: W-t Sparrow (Tucker)
Hi, all,



I saw my first White-throated Sparrow of the season in the yard this
afternoon. Numbers of Pine Siskins and Dark-eyed Juncos are increasing, with
at least 30 of each today. Carolina Wrens are still hanging around.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 11/14/17 3:21 pm
From: Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Swans South Mill Creek Dam
Trumpeter Tundra & Mute Swans still present at the dam
Sherry & I saw them about 1123  this morning
Nice to hear the swans calling 
They still had the neck collars on



Diane Holsinger
 

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Date: 11/14/17 1:29 pm
From: Cynthia D. Ellis <cdellis...>
Subject: Winfield: Egret, Eagles, Peregrine and Cormorants, Cormorants, Cormorants
Birded today near Winfield, Putnam County...Locks, backwaters, and a mini-wetland. There was a Peregrine Falcon on the Winfield Bridge, a Great Egret and a pair of adult Bald Eagles at the Locks, and Double-crested Cormorants in multiple locations. Saw a Kestrel zoom at a Red-shouldered Hawk, Hooded Mergansers displaying, and six hundred Common Grackles in one flock. One of the most appealing scenes was a glassy stretch of the Kanawha River with two Great Blue Herons flying together, then splitting apart...wings dipping in movements almost like a ballet.
Location lists submitted to eBird; here is general combined day list:
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Mallard
Hooded Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Egret
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
American Coot
Killdeer
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Eastern Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
~Cindy Ellis, Kim Kazmierski



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Cynthia D. Ellis
3114 Steel Ridge Road
Red House, WV 25168-7724
304 586-4135 h
304 206-0083 c
<cdellis...>



“We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.”

~Teddy Roosevelt
 

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Date: 11/14/17 7:26 am
From: Paul Saffold <pesaffold...>
Subject: tundra swans, Inwood
42 tundra swans just flew over our house. Flying high and headed SE.

Paul Saffold
Inwood
Berkeley Co.
 

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Date: 11/14/17 6:32 am
From: Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...>
Subject: Peregrine Falcon
Falcon on Winfield Bridge 9:30 am

Kim

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 11/13/17 10:30 am
From: Kevin Cade <dmgraphics...>
Subject: Red-headed woodpeckers
Red-headed woodpeckers have returned to my brother's home near Wayne. We found three, maybe four in the trees behind the house.

Kevin Cade
Elmwood, Wayne County
 

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Date: 11/13/17 5:33 am
From: Laura Frazier <00000069bd1ca4c6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bald Eagles
Just saw three Bald Eagles feeding on a deer carcass around 254 Kabletown Road, Jefferson County.

Laura Frazier

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Date: 11/12/17 6:42 pm
From: Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Robert C Byrd Lock and Dam-Duck Ponds, Nov 12, 2017
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Jim Triplett
 

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Date: 11/12/17 6:35 pm
From: Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Winfield Locks & Dam, Nov 12, 2017
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Date: 11/12/17 6:34 pm
From: Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Ashton Ponds, Nov 12, 2017
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Jim Triplett
 

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Date: 11/12/17 6:33 pm
From: Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Gallipolis Ferry, Nov 12, 2017
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Jim Triplett
 

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Date: 11/12/17 5:52 pm
From: Fred Atwood <fatwood...>
Subject: 3 species of swan at S Mill Creek Lake, Grant Co
Dear WV birders
South Mill Creek Lake near the border of Pendleton and Grant Co had 3
species of swan this afternoon. This is the first list I have ever had
with all 3 species.
2 Mute Swans, which have been there for at least a month.
11 Tundra Swans (6 adults and 5 immatures)
2 Trumpeter Swans with yellow neck collars Z675 and Z603.
Apparently this same pair was in Schuylkill Co PA in March 2016.
ALex Lamoreaux at nemesisbird posted "According to the Bird Banding Lab,
these swans are not in their database, and the bander using this pattern is
now inactive, and the lab never received any data on these swans, and this
collar color and pattern expired in 2002. According to swan banding
protocol, this pattern of neck collar was used on ‘captive’ swans
(Trumpeters, Tundras, and Mutes) in MD, PA, VA, and OH."
I don't know if there have been other sightings of this pair or if their
origin has been determined but I reported it to the Bird Banding Lab.
Here is my eBird list. http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40480394
I will add photos when I get a chance.


All The best
Fred Atwood
Cabins, Grant Co, WV
Oakton, Fairfax Co, VA
 

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Date: 11/12/17 1:27 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Sparrow
We just returned home from Virginia. I was pleased to see a Fox Sparrow
scratching under our feeders. It is the first of the autumn for here though
I did see four last week with Casey at the boardwalk of the Canaan Valley
National Wildlife Refuge. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 11/12/17 8:12 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: siskin
Just saw our first of the season pine siskin at the feeder.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 11/12/17 7:31 am
From: Fred Atwood <fatwood...>
Subject: Lapland longspur near Petersburg
At sharp bend in road with flock of horned larks along Hogueland road right now.
Fred Atwood
Cabins Grant Co

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Date: 11/11/17 1:20 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Marmet Locks: BAEA, F.O.S. Tern
Marmet Locks, Belle, WV
10:20 a.m., Nov. 11, 2017.

F.O.S.:
Forster’s Tern (1)

F.O.Y.:
Hermit Thrush (1). Life WV bird for me, (saw them in Alaska).

Birds of note:
1. Bald Eagle, 3rd year with dark belly, white under surfaces of wings, trailing edge of wings smooth. Caught a fish and moved on.
2. Great Blue Heron landed on the river and swam for a bit. Until a 2nd one came barreling upriver and he fled.
Will post photos on eBird as time allows.

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 11/11/17 4:06 am
From: Elizabeth Bullard <beth...>
Subject: fallout
On Thursday late afternoon11/9, and Friday am 11/10, on the small 5 acre lake at the Buckskin B.S. Camp were:

11 Gadwalls
6 Pied Billed Grebes
12 Hooded Mergansers
5 Ring Necked Ducks
10 Buffleheads
2 D.C. Cormorants
3 Surf Scoters
1 Common Goldeneye

Beth and Jim Bullard,
Marlinton, Pocahontas County, WV
 

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Date: 11/10/17 2:47 pm
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Nicholas, Braxton, and Webster County Waterfowl
Because of the cold snap and fallouts the last couple of days I decided to make a day looking for waterfowl and other birds. I visited the usual spots near Summersville and also ventured into Braxton and Webster Counties. Highlights below.

Summersville Dam:

I've been able to find a nice diversity of birds here over the last week. This morning there were some waterfowl hunters on the opposite shoreline that I'm sure flushed some birds before I arrived.

Ring-necked Duck 3
Bufflehead 3
Red-breasted Merganser 1

Summersville Lake Marina:

Ring-necked Duck 3

Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park:

Canada Goose 95
Mallard 3
Green-winged Teal 1
Killdeer 26

Muddlety Valley Road:

Wood Duck 5
Gadwall 9
American Wigeon 1
Mallard 24
American Black Duck 1
Green-winged Teal 2
Bufflehead 11
Hooded Merganser 8
Pied-billed Grebe 1
American Coot 2

Sutton Lake - South Abutment (Braxton County):

Gadwall 15
American Wigeon 3
Green-winged Teal 1
Ring-necked Duck 7
Bufflehead 9
Hooded Merganser 8

Sutton Lake - Bee Run Recreation Area (Braxton County):

Canada Goose 12
Gadwall 15
American Wigeon 3
Hooded Merganser 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1

Burnsville Lake Dam and Tailwaters (Braxton County):

Canada Goose 17
Bufflehead 20
Hooded Merganser 1
Pied-billed Grebe 4
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Bonaparte's Gull 2

Big Ditch Lake (Webster County):

Gadwall 8
Ring-necked Duck 16
Bufflehead 14
Ruddy Duck 4
Common Loon 1
Pied-billed Grebe 13
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Bald Eagle 1
American Coot 5

Steven Wilson
Summersville, WV
 

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Date: 11/10/17 2:21 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Glenwood Sewage Lagoons, Nov 10, 2017
Light fall out.

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Date: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 5:06 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Glenwood Sewage Lagoons, Nov 10, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Glenwood Sewage Lagoons, Mercer, West Virginia, US
Nov 10, 2017 2:33 PM - 2:43 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: sunny, 35 degrees
6 species

Wood Duck 8
American Wigeon 1
Mallard 53
American Black Duck 10
Green-winged Teal 1
Ring-necked Duck 1

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40424932

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Date: 11/10/17 2:19 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Nov 10, 2017
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Date: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 5:03 PM
Subject: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV,
Nov 10, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Mercer, West Virginia, US
Nov 10, 2017 12:54 PM - 2:13 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: hawk watch
8 species

Double-crested Cormorant 13
Turkey Vulture 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Red-tailed Hawk 8
Downy Woodpecker 1
American Crow 6
Common Raven 3

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40424874

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Date: 11/10/17 2:16 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Pinnacle Rock S.P., Nov 10, 2017
The fall out continues!

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Date: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 4:52 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Pinnacle Rock S.P., Nov 10, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Pinnacle Rock S.P., Mercer, West Virginia, US
Nov 10, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
10 species

Wood Duck 5
American Wigeon 17
Mallard 4
Bufflehead 6
Hooded Merganser 2
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Common Raven 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV

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Date: 11/10/17 1:55 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Surf Scoter and Long-tailed Duck continue in Preston and Tucker Counties; swan song for swans
I did a long tour of lakes in Preston, Tucker, Grant, and Mineral Counties
today, with the following results.

All the Tundra Swans seen recently have apparently moved on. I found only 1
at Alpine Lake in Preston County, though the security guard indicated there
had been hundreds there the last couple of days.

Fairfax Pond-Rehe Wildlife Management Area, Preston County:

Wood Duck--1
Gadwall--4
Mallard--2
Lesser Scaup--1
Bufflehead--4
Hooded Merganser--9
Pied-billed Grebe--7
Belted Kingfisher--1
Eastern Bluebird--8
Yellow-rumped Warbler--5

Terra Alta Lake, Preston County:

Bufflehead--3

Alpine Lake, Preston County, during light snow:

Canada Goose--24
Tundra Swan--1
Mallard--6
Ring-necked Duck--22
Bufflehead--36
Surf Scoter--1 continuing female found by David Daniels a few days ago
Hooded Merganser--7
Ruddy Duck--71
Common Loon--1
Pied-billed Grebe--15
Horned Grebe--3
Belted Kingfisher--1

Davis Water Treatment Plant, Tucker County:

Mallard--4
Ring-necked Duck--5
Lesser Scaup--3
Bufflehead--1
Long-tailed Duck--1 female, oddly, sitting on the shore and preening and
looking around. Found yesterday by Herb Myers.
Ruddy Duck--3

Pendleton Lake, Blackwater Falls State Park, Tucker County:

Canada Goose--15
Hooded Merganser--1
Pied-billed Grebe--1
Swamp Sparrow--1

Mount Storm Lake, Grant County:

Nothing. Steam was rising from most of the lake, totally obscuring
visibility.

New Creek Lake, Oakdale Road, Grant County:

Common Loon--1
Double-crested Cormorant--1

Jennings Randolph Lake entrance road, Mineral County:

Dark-eyed Junco--65 in 5 different flocks flushed from roadside
Chipping Sparrow--2

Jennings Randolph Lake, which is legally in Maryland:

Common Loon--1

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Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 11/10/17 1:30 pm
From: John Snyder <johnsnyder...>
Subject: Buffleheads
A pair on our upper pond this morning--first we've had here this Fall.



Best regards,

John Snyder

Proprietor, Shady Grove Farm

Nicholas County

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Date: 11/10/17 12:21 pm
From: Carol Del-Colle <WVnaturalist...>
Subject: Junco (FOS), Yard- Summit Point
I saw my first-for-the season Dark-eyed Junco in the yard this morning. The white -throated sparrows are daily visitors now as well as a couple of Yellow-rumped warblers who come in for water from the stream and water dishes in other areas of the yard.
I have not seen a Brown Creeper yet for this season, but am hoping one comes to visit soon. Will be keeping an eye out for these cute little guys.
Happy birding,
Carol Del-Colle,
Summit Point,
Jefferson County

 

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Date: 11/10/17 11:36 am
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Two FOS and Lingering Shorebirds
R.C. Byrd Locks (Mason Co.) :
Lesser Yellowlegs - 2
Dunlin - 2
Wilson's Snipe - 2

Ashton Ponds (Mason Co.) :
Dunlin - 3

Green Bottom WMA (Cabell Co.) :
Winter Wren - 1 FOS
Fox Sparrow - 2 FOS

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 11/10/17 8:41 am
From: Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Gauley Bridge, Nov 8, 2017
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Jim Triplett
 

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Date: 11/10/17 8:39 am
From: Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...>
Subject:
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Jim Triplett
 

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Date: 11/10/17 8:38 am
From: Jim Triplett <jimtrippy...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Belle Community Park, Nov 8, 2017
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Jim Triplett
 

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Date: 11/10/17 6:33 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: fox sparrow
Just found our first of the season fox sparrow in the yard.
Jim Phillips
Summers county
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 11/9/17 5:00 pm
From: teresa ivory <ivory1888...>
Subject: WV-list@ digest
Digest
 

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Date: 11/9/17 4:48 pm
From: Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...>
Subject: Long-tailed Duck/Davis WTP/Tucker County
I stopped at Davis WTP today (11/9/17) at 2pm. There was a Long-tailed Duck, 3 Bonaparte's Gulls, a pair of Greater Scaup, 4 Lesser Scaup, 4 Ring-necked Ducks, 2 Buffleheads and 4 Ruddy Ducks present. I see Herb Myers found the Lon-tailed Duck earlier in the day !!
There were 4 Lesser Scaup on the Rt 90 pond at 9am (also Tucker County)

Randy Bodkins
Norton, WV
 

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Date: 11/9/17 3:54 pm
From: Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...>
Subject: Jefferson Co: 122 Tundra Swans
In Bardane this afternoon between 12:35 and 4:00 I observed three flocks of Tundra Swans (12:35-65 birds, 1:45-40 birds and 3:55-17 birds) all headed in an east to southeast direction.The fourth group I could only hear (2:40 pm) because they were above the fog. The visible flocks were flying low and below fog/clouds. Their pure white bodies contrasted sharply against the dull grey of the clouds.

I also had one flock of 36 Juncos and a large flock of at least 50 Robins, all in flight.

Wade Snyder
Shenandoah Junction


 

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Date: 11/9/17 2:43 pm
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Muddlety Valley Road, Nicholas County
This evening on Muddlety Valley Road:

Wood Duck 6
Gadwall 12
American Wigeon 4
Mallard 14
American Black Duck 2
Northern Pintail 1
Pied-billed Grebe 3
American Coot 2
Red-winged Blackbird 200
Common Grackle 400

Steven Wilson
Summersville, WV
 

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Date: 11/9/17 12:55 pm
From: Jean Neely <jeaneely...>
Subject: Swans
All:
Next door neighbor reports skein of 24-36 Tundra swans flying over house going SE.
Jean NEELY
Near Shepherdstown
 

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Date: 11/9/17 11:35 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Pipestem Area, Nov 9, 2017
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Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 2:30 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Pipestem Area, Nov 9, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Pipestem Area, Summers, West Virginia, US
Nov 9, 2017 1:10 PM - 1:42 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Sun Valley Lake - private property
17 species

Canada Goose 22
Wood Duck 7
Gadwall 12
American Wigeon 4
Mallard 40
Ring-necked Duck 12
Hooded Merganser 6
Ruddy Duck 5
Pied-billed Grebe 3
Horned Grebe 6
Turkey Vulture 3
American Coot 8
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
House Sparrow 11

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 11/9/17 11:33 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers County, WV, US, Nov 9, 2017
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Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 2:25 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers
County, WV, US, Nov 9, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers County, WV, US, Summers, West
Virginia, US
Nov 9, 2017 11:50 AM - 12:53 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
26 species

Canada Goose 107
Wood Duck 40 Counted through 20x60 scope several times. actually, had
a few more than this here on 11/5/2017.
Gadwall 14
American Wigeon 2
Mallard 20
American Black Duck 10
Ring-necked Duck 139
Lesser Scaup 4
Bufflehead 3
Ruddy Duck 4
Pied-billed Grebe 11
Horned Grebe 1
Black Vulture 19
Turkey Vulture 9
American Coot 14
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
Hermit Thrush 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Song Sparrow 2
Red-winged Blackbird 16

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 11/9/17 11:32 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bluestone S.P., Boat Launch, Nov 9, 2017
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Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 2:18 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Bluestone S.P., Boat Launch, Nov 9, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Bluestone S.P., Boat Launch, Summers, West Virginia, US
Nov 9, 2017 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
14 species

Canada Goose 53
Bufflehead 3
Common Loon 1
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Bonaparte's Gull 27 Viewed through 20-60x scope. All birds remained on
the water swimming in a line. Spot on head was very noticeable. Way smaller
than the herring gulls we saw last evening. A little bigger than the common
terns that were with them. This is the highest count I have ever had for
this species around here.
Common Tern 14 Birds observed through 20-60x scope. wings were long &
pointy like a tern rather than a gull. most of the birds had dark primaries
toward the end of the wing & forked tails. Did typical gull flight and
feeding slap into the water. They were flying around the group of swimming
Bonaparte's gulls for size comparison. When a boat approached the terns all
flew around the bend away from it and the gulls stayed where they were.
Last week I transported an injured common tern to the Three Rivers Avian
Center in Brooks, WV. They released that bird near where these birds were.
So, they have been around recently.
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Crow 4
Carolina Wren 1
Dark-eyed Junco 9

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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checklist/S40395512

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Date: 11/9/17 11:14 am
From: Luanne Bowers <lbowers22...>
Subject: Eagle near Eagle Way
Yesterday I saw an adult Bald Eagle feeding on a deer carcass beside Rt 98 in Clarksburg.  (OK, full disclosure, my husband saw it first.)  It was in a field to the right of some storage units, just north of the stoplight where you can turn onto Eagle Way that leads to Robert C Byrd High School.  I had occasion to pass there 3 more times, and it had moved over to the tree line, perching about halfway up an oak tree. Luanne 
 

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Date: 11/9/17 11:08 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Wet, Water Birds
This morning I revisited Canaan Valley and Davis since it is cloudy and
raining again. Was there more fallout? The sandpipers seen yesterday are
gone except for many Killdeer.

I was most excited at the Davis Water Treatment Pond. The first birds I saw
where three Bonaparte's Gulls spinning and feeding on the water. Then I
noticed a Mallard pair along with six Wood Ducks (2 males and four
females). I was about to move on when I saw a rather large white and black
duck on the edge of the pond across from me. It was a *Long-tailed Duck*! I
was able to get some photos to prove it. At the back of the pond, there
were six Lesser Scaup (2 males and 4 females) and three Ruddy Ducks.

At North or Mallow Lake there were six Buffleheads (2 males and 4 females)
and at least 30 Canada Geese. One had an unusual looking head - leucistic,
I guess.

In the Canaan Valley Resort State Park, there were two Canada Geese on the
new ponds on the left when entering the park. On the beaver pond below the
lodge, there were 31 Mallards of both sexes and at least 29 Canada Geese.
On the settling ponds below the lodge were 6 Wood Ducks (male and female),
3 Northern Pintail, 4 Green-winged Teal and two Buffleheads.

It was a wet but exciting morning! Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County from
Tucker County
 

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Date: 11/9/17 10:58 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: fall out in Summers County
Checked Summers County waters this morning. a lot of last evenings birds
were gone but new ones have arrived.
Partial list includes common terns, Bonaparte's gulls, ring-necked ducks,
ruddy ducks, gadwalls and horned grebes.
Will send complete lists directly.
Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 11/9/17 10:44 am
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Marmet Locks: Ring-necked Pheasant
Bird of note:
Marmet Locks.
09:14, Nov. 9, 2017.
Ring-necked Pheasant, male.
Continuing sighting.

The gentleman who pointed out where it was hiding also told me he has seen a female with it. He first saw it yesterday, Nov. 8th. To the best of my memory, (I’m old), this is what he relayed. “The male goes on top of a dirt pile, hops up and makes a sound like a crow. He digs and scatters rocks. He’ll go to the top of every little mound to do that and sometimes the female comes out. Sit here for a little bit and he’ll be back out”

I saw the male at 09:14 while we were still talking but never did see the female. A week or so ago, I thought I saw one but didn’t report it since I wasn’t sure. Today, I saw the (a?) male three times over a two hour period of being in the area.

Rick Gregg,
Kanawha Co., WV.
 

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Date: 11/9/17 10:20 am
From: Kevin Cade <dmgraphics...>
Subject: Pine siskins
At least six Pine Siskins were around my feeders this morning.

Kevin Cade
Hurricane Creek Rd.
Putnam County
 

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Date: 11/9/17 10:18 am
From: Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Kimsey Dam Fallout
Kimsey Dam jumpin with birds
Common Loon
DCCormorants

Hooded MergansersBuffleheadsRing Neck Ducks CootsGreen Wing TealHorn GrebesPBGrebesRuddy DucksGadwalls Wood DucksPintail 
Merlin
Dunlin
75  Tundra Swans flying over the dam  almost landedThey would have stopped BUT huge noisy  truck pulled into parking lot  banging  
Would you believe Bald Eagle carrying nesting material at 725  this morning 

Diane Holsinger
 

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Date: 11/9/17 9:46 am
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Surf Scoter; Fallout Continues at Summersville Dam, Nicholas County
Stopped by Summersville Dam early this morning before work. A lot of waterfowl and other species present. Counts are approximate.

Surf Scoter 1
Tundra Swan 63
Gadwall 3
Mallard 2
Green-winged Teal 8
Redhead 4
Ring-necked Duck 18
Lesser Scaup 35
Bufflehead 35
Common/Red-breasted Merganser 20
Ruddy Duck 19
Common Loon 40
Pied-billed Grebe 18
Horned Grebe 17
Double-crested Cormorant 100
American Coot 100
Bonaparte's Gull 15
Ring-billed Gull 4

Steven Wilson
Summersville, WV
 

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Date: 11/9/17 9:10 am
From: Donna Mitchell <dmitchellbirding...>
Subject: tundra swans Barbour County
Nov. 6, 7, and 8- Several flocks of tundra swans, calling day and night from Laural Mountain in Barbour County, west to about Barbour County fairgrounds.

Nov. 7- flock of 47 tundra swans flying low over my house in the fog in same region.

Nov. 8 - about 50 tundra swans, 80 buffleheads, 40 mallards, 5 pied bills 3 coots and 3 ring necks at Teter Creek Lake.

Nov. 9 - TCL: 12 mallards, 12 buffleheads, 2 coots, 1 cormorant, 3 pied bills


Donna Mitchell

Barbour Co., WV
 

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Date: 11/9/17 9:07 am
From: Sam Chapman <0000007c3c2c3ecc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Swans
When out for a late-night stroll last night, I heard what at first I thought was our local band of coyotes. But listening closer, I remembered all the recent swan reports and, sure enough, listening to recordings later indicated tundra swans, two groups of maybe 10-20(?) each, flying towards the east at a good clip.  SamRomney  
 

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Date: 11/9/17 9:01 am
From: Rankin, Gary <rankin...>
Subject: Fallout at beech Fork Lake and Pine Siskins
Mike Griffith notified me yesterday morning that birds were starting to fall out at Beech Fork Lake in the dam/marina area following all the bad weather. I couldn't get out there until after work which was very late yesterday afternoon. Mike had noted several Common Loons and a White-winged Scoter. By the time I got to the lake, loon numbers had increased, but I wasn't able to relocate the WW Scoter. Some of the birds seen were:

Mallards
Green-winged Teal 2
Bufflehead 6
Common Merganser 1 (female)
American Coot 12
Pied-billed Grebe 2
Horned Grebe 1
Common Loon 18

We also had 6 Pine Siskins at our feeders this morning.

Gary Rankin
Lavalette, WV
Wayne Co.
 

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Date: 11/9/17 8:31 am
From: Bill and Carole Telfair <wbchtelfair...>
Subject: Fallout along Potomac and Shenandoah RIvers
I drove along the Potomac between Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry this morning and saw:
35 Tundra Swans fly over and 3 on the river (2 adults and one signet - technically MD; not WV)12 Buffleheads25 Canada Geese6 Ruddy ducks23 Scaub1 Hooded Merganser1 Horned Grebe6 Mallards6 Black Duck3 Gadwalls2 Bald eagle
2 Kingfisher1 Turkey12 American crows1 Raven12 Bonaparte Gulls2 GB Heron1 meadowlark6 Starlings, 7 C wrens, 6 C waxwings, 2 Flickers, 3 RB woodpeckers, 1 hairy, 2 cardinals & 8 chickadees
I then drove along the Shenandoah River from Millville to Rissler road and saw:
2 hunters in a blind with 20 decoys just south of the damNO Geese15 Buffleheads15 Ruddy ducks7 C Loons3 C Mergansers55 Bonaparte Gulls3 GB Herons1 Black Vulture1 RS Hawk4 Kingfishers5 crows2 bluejays1 DC Cormorant2 GC Kinglets, 5 C wrens,2 downeys, 2 RB Woodpeckers, 2 Bluebirds, 4 Chickadees, 2 YR Warblers & 5 WT sparrows.
Bill TelfairJefferson County
 

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Date: 11/9/17 8:24 am
From: Lynne Wiseman <0000001f1aa07fb9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: eBird -- US-WV-Harpers Ferry-517 Morning Calm Ln - 39.3704x-77.7508 -- Nov 9, 2017
Spent about 20 mins. In the yard this morning and saw my FOS juncos!! Yeah. They're back!! Right after I posted this the Brown Creeper showed up again (saw it Saturday). Bad weather but good birds!


US-WV-Harpers Ferry-517 Morning Calm Ln - 39.3704x-77.7508
Nov 9, 2017
10:19 AM
Stationary
20 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.4 Build 149

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)
1 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Blue Jay
3 Carolina Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Carolina Wren (Northern)
4 Dark-eyed Junco
2 White-throated Sparrow
1 Northern Cardinal
6 American Goldfinch
5 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 14


Lynne

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Date: 11/9/17 7:22 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Cheat Lake quiet today
202 Tundra Swans at Cheat Lake Park, except for 7, were flushed by a boat
and are gone. 10 more were north of I-68 bridge.

5 Bonaparte's and 2 Ring-billed Gulls at Cheat Lake Park.

Huge Bufflehead flocks of yesterday are gone. Less than 10 birds each of
other waterbirds, except for 90 Canada Geese south of I-68 bridge.

Female Merlin is still at the Cheat Lake Park parking lot. No sign of
yesterday's Snow Bunting.

1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet at Cheat Lake Park along south trail.

Terry
 

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Date: 11/9/17 6:49 am
From: Mike Slaven <mikeslavenwv...>
Subject: Tygart Lake Tundra Swans
Tundra Swans are still present on Tygart Lake this morning in several rafts
of mixed juveniles and adults. I counted 233 from the marina parking lot.
Also present were numerous Buffleheads, American Coots, Ring-Necked Ducks,
three Common Loons, a couple of female type Red-Breated Mergansers, and on
the shoreline a Dunlin was working its way down toward the swimming area.

Mike Slaven
Morgantown
 

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Date: 11/8/17 6:45 pm
From: <Kingfisher501...> <kingfisher501...>
Subject: Tundra Swans
A flock of 50 Tundra Swans flew over my house in Jefferson County at about 3:30 this afternoon, heading south.

--
Elliot

--
Elliot Kirschbaum
Shepherdstown, WV
kingfisher501 at gmail dot com
 

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Date: 11/8/17 4:04 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Waterfowl Fallout-Mercer & Summers Counties today
We were both stuck indoors most of the day but used what light was left to
check for waterfowl. Not as big a fall out as the northern part of the
state but enough to be interesting.
Glenwood Sewage Lagoons, Mercer County
70 mallards
17 ducks
6 black ducks
4 American wigeons
2 gadwalls
1 great blue heron

Sun Valley Lake(private property) Pipestem, Summers County
2 hooded mergansers
3 pied-billed grebes
27 mallards
2 gadwalls

Bluestone Lake, Mouth of the Bluestone to Bluestone Dam, Summers County
1 common loon
21 double-crested cormorants
7 buffleheads
59 common mergansers
3 mallards
2 pied-billed grebes
5 hooded mergansers
8 American coots
3 herring gulls
1 great blue heron
45 scaup species

Bellepoint Park, Summers County
1 bald eagle
1 great blue heron
3 common mergansers

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 11/8/17 3:18 pm
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Summersville Lake, Nicholas County
After hearing word of the fallout at Cheat Lake I tried to hit as many spots around Summersville as I could after work. Highlights below.

Phillips Run Road/Old Airport Road (North of Summersville):

Snow Goose 1
Canada Goose 109

Summersville Dam:

Mallard 3
Bufflehead 4
Ruddy Duck 24
Common Loon 120
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Horned Grebe 15
Bonaparte's Gull 22
Ring-billed Gull 10

Summersville Lake, Long Point Overlook:

Bufflehead 200

Summersville Lake Marina:

Tundra Swan 57 (47 in flyover flock)

Steven Wilson
Summersville, WV
 

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Date: 11/8/17 2:22 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Fall-out
There may have been a mini-fallout in Canaan Valley this morning. On my way
to the refuge visitor center, I saw a yellowlegs actively feeding on a pond
along Route 32 in the state park. It was pretty far away and I didn't have
my scope. I think it was a Greater Yellowlegs by the length of its bill but
couldn't see well.

In the horse pasture along Freeland Road, there were at least 75 Killdeer.
Mixed in with them were three sandpipers. Again they were too far away for
good identification. On my blurry photo, one appears to be a Pectoral
Sandpiper.

In the meadow across from the refuge boardwalk, there were at least 10
Eastern Meadowlarks.

Tomorrow I'll try to check them out with my scope on my free day if they
are still present. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 11/8/17 12:54 pm
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Snow Goose, Summersville, Nicholas County
Currently looking at a white phase Snow Goose on Old Airport Road/Phillips Run Road just outside Summersville. My first for the county.

Steven Wilson
Summersville, WV
 

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Date: 11/8/17 12:50 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: More Tundra Swans En Route to WV
The Ohio Birds listserv has many reports totaling well over 1,500 birds
flying south over northeastern Ohio this morning, so WV birders may well
see them, or may already have seen them, this afternoon and evening. Some
may come down to spend the night, so checks of larger lakes and rivers
might be fruitful tomorrow morning.

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 11/8/17 12:40 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Cheat Lake fallout--Snow Bunting, Tundra Swans, Buffleheads, Common Goldeneye, possible Brants
Probably the fallout occurred yesterday, but no one was there to document
it. Anyway, here's what Mike Slaven and I found this morning.

South of I-68 bridge:

TUNDRA SWAN--152. Only 32 were on the water, the remainder flying about in
several flocks. Strangely, and this applies to all subsequent sightings
this morning, the birds eventually seemed to move northeast and eventually
east, rather than south. If you look at a map, due east from Morgantown
gets you eventually just north of Baltimore, MD, and if the flocks angle
southward a bit past Cumberland, MD, they would pass near Washington, DC,
Annapolis, MD, and end up at their favorite wintering grounds near
Chesapeake Bay.
Canada Goose--102
Ring-necked Duck--2
Lesser Scaup--6
BUFFLEHEAD--380
Hooded Merganser--1
Ruddy Duck--20
Common Loon--3
Pied-billed Grebe--4
Double-crested Cormorant--11, migrating
BONAPARTE'S GULL--1

North of I-68 bridge:

TUNDRA SWAN--375. About 200 were on the water in a single flock at one
point, the remainder flying around as described previously.
Wood Duck--2
BUFFLEHEAD--265
Ruddy Duck--12
Common Loon--5
Gull species--8. Very distant, so couldn't be sure, but Ring-billed Gull
most likely.
Belted Kingfisher--1. Startled us when it flew out from the substructure of
the bridge just above us.

Sunset Harbor Marina:

TUNDRA SWAN--40 flying northeast or east.
Canada Goose--1 hanging out with the Graylag-type domestic that is likely
its mate.
Gadwall--25
Mallard--1
Pied-billed Grebe--1
Double-crested Cormorant--1

Cheat Lake Park:

TUNDRA SWAN--566. None on the water, though a local resident indicated
there had been many early in the morning. All flying about in many flocks,
some west, some east, some northeast, but most eventually east or northeast.
Canada Goose--1
GOOSE SPECIES--3 high-up birds flying away and distant to the northeast or
east. Looked all dark, but were not Cormorants; nor were they Canada Geese.
Mike thought he saw some grayishness on the body. We did not see any white
near the tail. We both thought they might have been Brant, but the views
were too poor to be sure.
Wood Duck--1
Ring-necked Duck--20
Lesser Scaup--15
BUFFLEHEAD--470
COMMON GOLDENEYE--1 first-year male still molting to adult plumage. No
white eye spot yet, and just an indistinct flank pattern, but solid-green,
mid-peaked head with golden eye, white underparts, and dark upperparts
distinctive. Only discovered among the Buffleheads as we were walking back
to our cars.
Hooded Merganser--8
Ruddy Duck--14
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT--73. The vast majority were migrating.
Common Loon--5
Pied-billed Grebe--8
HORNED GREBE--15, one of which, at a great distance, looked somewhat
larger, but the birds would always disappear before we could get close
enough for a better view.
American Coot--7
BALD EAGLE--3, 2 adults and 1 first-year bird.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker--1
MERLIN--1 female
Yellow-rumped Warbler--2
SNOW BUNTING--1 first-year female on the trail just south of the
administrative building, later on a picnic table next to that building.
Mike got some great photos.
Dark-eyed Junco--22

It looked like all the swans were gone when I crossed the I-68 bridge
heading home.

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 11/8/17 9:35 am
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Limited Fallout
Beech Fork Dam (Wayne) :

American Wigeon - 2
Ring-necked Duck - 4
Bufflehead - 7
Red-breasted Merganser - 18
Wing-winged Scoter - 1 (adult female)
Common Loon - 6
Pied-billed Grebe - 5
Horned Grebe - 12

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 11/8/17 9:17 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Snow Bunting at Cheat Lake Park
On south trail just south of admin building. Also 1 Common Goldeneye and
hundreds of Buffleheads, some Lesser Scaups, Ring-necked Ducks, and Horned
Grebes.

Maybe 1,000 Tundra Swans on the lake and flying over heading northeast and
east.

Hundreds of other waterbirds. Complete report when I get home.

Birding with Mike Slaven.

Terry
 

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Date: 11/8/17 8:46 am
From: Kyle Carlsen <kycarlsen...>
Subject: Surf Scoters at Tygart Lake
Good numbers of water birds at Tygart Lake this morning, visible from the boat launch at south side of lake. 6 surf scoters, about 130 tundra swans (flyovers), 40 ruddy ducks, 70 buffleheads, 10 American wigeons, and 30 horned grebes. Also had an osprey circling overhead.

Kyle Carlsen
Fairmont, WV

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Date: 11/8/17 6:41 am
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: F.O.S.: Waterfowl, Belle
F.O.S.
08:00-09:30, Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 2017.
Riverview, Belle, WV

Bufflehead (40+/-)
Ruddy Duck (4)
Hooded Merg.
RBME/COME F (1)
Horned Grebe (2)
Small raft (20 +/-) upriver, too far away to determine species but they looked to be larger birds.
Will post to eBird as time allows.

Possible viewing areas:
Belle Town Dock
End of 4th St.
End of 6th St.
Chesapeake Dock (at their Town Hall)

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 11/8/17 6:10 am
From: Katie Fallon <katie...>
Subject: Cheat Lake fallout
Happening now on Cheat Lake in Mon County, south of the I-68 bridge and off
the uplake marinas -- tundra swans, lots of buffleheads, some ruddy ducks,
Canada geese, and certainly some more mixed in but I don't have a scope. I
think there were a few surf scoters but I hesitate to say that for sure
without a scope. Maybe Terry will check it out and send a report!

Katie Fallon
Cheat Lake, Mon County
--
Katie Fallon

*Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia*
286 Fairchance Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 906-5438
http://www.accawv.org

*To conserve wild birds through scientific research; education and public
outreach; and rescue and rehabilitation*
 

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Date: 11/8/17 6:07 am
From: Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...>
Subject: Fox Sparrows (Tucker)
Hi, all,



Last Saturday, our bird walk at the Freeland Road boardwalk of Canaan Valley
NWR found four Fox Sparrows, our first of the year. Jacqueline Burns found
Killdeer on her way out Freeland Road. I found Mallards, Wood Ducks,
Northern Pintails, and Buffleheads at Canaan Valley State Park, and
Buffleheads and Hooded Mergansers along with a Wood Duck at the Davis WTP.



I was in Upper Tract, Pendleton County, on Monday morning and saw a
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, and Swamp Sparrow along with many
Song Sparrows.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 11/7/17 6:06 pm
From: Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...>
Subject: Re: Tygart Lake fallout also at south end of lake. (SNOW GEESE)
After Terry left and shortly after I realized I’d left my lights on and door open... an additional 2 flicks of swans arrived close to an additional 100 birds. There were also 9 white phase Snow Geese that arrived with the last flock of swans but seemed to circle and move on.... 1 bird was noticeably smaller but I can’t say for sure just how small it was.

Joe Hildreth

> On Nov 7, 2017, at 6:53 PM, Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> wrote:
>
> From the boat launch at the end of the road past Doe Run Impoundment. Many
> numbers are rough estimates due to great distance, scope wobble, and
> observer wobble (it was 42 with a light breeze and light drizzle).
>
> Tundra Swan--156
> American Black Duck--10
> Gadwall--40
> American Wigeon--18
> Mallard--40
> Lesser Scaup--40
> Bufflehead--25
> Common Merganser--25
> Red-breasted Merganser--4
> Duck species--200. Extremely distant at far south end of lake. Just white
> (indicating male Buffleheads, probably) and dark blobs in haze and chop.
> Common Loon--20
> Double-crested Cormorant--1
> Bonaparte's Gull--2
>
> Joe Hildreth was also there and saw Bald Eagles and a couple more
> Cormorants before I arrived.
>
> At Doe Run Impoundment:
>
> Mallard--2
> Greater Yellowlegs--1
>
> --
> Terry Bronson
> Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 11/7/17 3:53 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Tygart Lake fallout also at south end of lake
From the boat launch at the end of the road past Doe Run Impoundment. Many
numbers are rough estimates due to great distance, scope wobble, and
observer wobble (it was 42 with a light breeze and light drizzle).

Tundra Swan--156
American Black Duck--10
Gadwall--40
American Wigeon--18
Mallard--40
Lesser Scaup--40
Bufflehead--25
Common Merganser--25
Red-breasted Merganser--4
Duck species--200. Extremely distant at far south end of lake. Just white
(indicating male Buffleheads, probably) and dark blobs in haze and chop.
Common Loon--20
Double-crested Cormorant--1
Bonaparte's Gull--2

Joe Hildreth was also there and saw Bald Eagles and a couple more
Cormorants before I arrived.

At Doe Run Impoundment:

Mallard--2
Greater Yellowlegs--1

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 11/7/17 2:08 pm
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Snow Geese
Janet Keating and I birded the Ohio V. (Mason Co.) on a rainy, chilly day and found a few notables (no big fallouts) :

Gallipolis Ferry farm field - 14 Snow Geese (4 adults - 1 Dark phase)

R.C. Byrd Locks
Dunlin - 4
Palm Warbler - 1
Rusty Blackbird - about 30

Apple Grove farm field - about 125 Killdeer and 1 Bald Eagle

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 11/7/17 1:36 pm
From: Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...>
Subject: Buffleheads/Dc Cormorants & Ring-billed Gull/Elkins/Randolph County
I checked out the Elkins Flood Control on Georgetown Road at 1pm today (11/7/17) When I pulled in there were 16 Buffleheads, a cormorant and a female Hooded Merganser present. Within a minute 5 more Double-crested Cormorants flew in and they were joined by a lone Ring-billed Gull.

Randy Bodkins
Norton, WV
 

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Date: 11/7/17 12:42 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: F.O.S. Common Loon
F.O.S.
14:19-15:00, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Riverview, Belle, WV
Common Loon,at least 8 returned for a while after a tugboat chased away a larger raft. (But that could have included the Gadwalls in it. They were too far away to be sure of the raft’s composition.)
Gadwall, 8.
The weather may have brought them in. Windy, rainy all day.

Note: My previous notice on Herring Gulls and Ring-billed Gulls should have been F.O.S., Not F.O.Y.

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 11/7/17 12:26 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Tygart Lake fallout
At marina, rough estimates for most:

Tundra Swan--170
Gadwall--12
American Wigeon--30
Mallard--1
Ring-necked Duck--60
Lesser Scaup--30
Bufflehead--190
Redhead--2
Horned Grebe--5
American Coot--10

Terry
 

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Date: 11/7/17 12:19 pm
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Common Tern and Others, Summersville Dam, Nicholas County
Walked down below Summersville Dam this afternoon just in time for the rain to pick up. Was worth getting wet though as a Common Tern was present today. This is my first in WV.

Common Tern 1
Northern Shoveler 6
Lesser Scaup 45
Bufflehead 1
Duck sp. 4 (Green-winged teal?)
Common Loon 37
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Horned Grebe 1
Bonaparte's Gull 8
Ring-billed Gull 7

Steven Wilson
Summersville, WV
 

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Date: 11/7/17 10:48 am
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: F.O.Y.: Herring & Ring-billed Gull
F.O.Y.
12:35- 13:00, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Riverview, Belle, WV
Herring Gull. 6-adult and 4-immature.
Ring-billed Gull, (3).
Count may change from photo analysis. Will post on eBird as time allows.
The weather may have brought them in. Windy, rainy all day.

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 11/7/17 8:12 am
From: Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...>
Subject: Juvenile Merlin on porch railing (Tucker)
Hi, all,



A juvenile Merlin just sat on my porch railing for several minutes, looking
around. I don't think I've ever been so close to a stationary wild raptor (7
feet away).



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 11/7/17 6:57 am
From: aaustin61 <aaustin61...>
Subject: Tygart Lake Marina: large waterfowl fall out

All,
Over 100 Tundra SwanRuddy DucksCommon LoonsCommon Merganser Bufflehead
Still identifying but no scope to look for rarities.
Large rafts are pushing up the river from Pleasant Creek. 
AMANDA AUSTIN Taylor County

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S8+, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 11/7/17 6:11 am
From: MFowler <monty.fowler...>
Subject: Urban preditors
Glanced out the kitchen window during our pouring rain this morning and
noticed the bird feeder area was completely vacant . looked a little to the
left and, yep, on the fence, our semi-resident Sharp-shinned hawk was
perched on the fence, under a tree, sheltering from the rain. At least it
keeps the pigeons away for awhile.



Monty Fowler

Beverly Hills, Huntington
 

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Date: 11/5/17 2:39 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Belle, WV: COME
F.O.S.
Riverview, Belle, WV.
08:45 a.m., Saturday, November 04, 2017
Common Merganser, male.
It was flying upriver, (southeast).

I haven’t seen one since May, 2016.

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 11/5/17 2:12 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Marmet Locks: Ring-necked Pheasant
Bird of note:
Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
Marmet Locks, Belle, WV.
Around 10:00.

Ring-necked Pheasant, male.
Continuing sighting.
This time is was over the fence in the grassy area next to the downriver end, (northern end), of the lock wall. As soon as it saw me it took off for the high grass and I did not observe it again.

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 11/5/17 10:43 am
From: Paul Saffold <pesaffold...>
Subject: juncos, Inwood
Our first (2) juncos of the season today in the yard.

Paul Saffold
Inwood
Berkeley Co
 

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Date: 11/5/17 10:40 am
From: Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: A Pipit
Birding around Mathias  at least 150 plus APipits taking a bath in a stream Really enjoying themselves


Meadow Lark  nice to see the bright yellow breast 

Two Immature Eagles trying to add to the Eagle population


Diane Holsinger
 

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Date: 11/5/17 10:20 am
From: DAVID <patick...>
Subject: RCB Locks
I birded this along Rte. 2 this am and RCB Locks in Apple Grove, WV was the most productive.
 
RCB Locks:
 
Dunlin-6
Greater Yellowlegs-3
Wilson's Snipe-1
Vesper Sparrow-2
 
David Patick,
Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 11/5/17 3:33 am
From: Mindy Waldron <awaldron...>
Subject: Raleigh/Summers birds for the BNC and BCBC
Eleven birders from the Buchanan County Bird Club and the Bibbee Nature Club joined birding skills today to find birds in the Hinton WV area and along the New River to Sandstone Falls. In spite of some spotty rain and cloudy skies we logged 43 different species.
There was a lot of kidding and joking around among the group which added to the fun of finding the birds. After finding Common Loons, American Coots and Pied-billed Grebes at Bluestone Lake we then drove to Mountain Valley Lake where we added several duck species, a large flock of Canada Geese and more grebes.
Next we drove back to Hinton to Belle Point Park just below the Bluestone Dam. There we found a Brown Creeper, a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Great Blue Herons, Common Mergansers and a late migrating Osprey. The Dairy Queen in Hinton was the next stop for an enjoyable lunch while watching several deer, more ducks and Great Blue Herons along the shores of New River. Just as we stepped outside of the DQ a Bald Eagle went sailing by overhead.
We then started the 8 mile drive downriver toward Sandstone Falls. We added Hooded Mergansers, Black Ducks and Yellow-rumped Warblers to the list and another beautiful, adult Bald Eagle.
Below is the day’s complete list. Thanks to Mindy Waldron, Alma Lowery and Anne Mcrae of the Bibbee Nature Club for joining us for the day’s event.

Roger Mayhorn
Compton Mountain, VA

Canada Goose  179
Mallard 13
Wood Duck  7
Gadwall  1
American Black Duck  4
Northern Pintail  2
Ring-necked Duck  3
Bufflehead  1
Hooded Merganser  6
Common Merganser  5
Common Loon  8
Pied-billed Grebe  5
Great Blue Heron  11
American Coot  14
Turkey Vulture  9
Bald Eagle  2
Osprey  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  75
Belted Kingfisher  2
Killdeer  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  4
Carolina Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  7
Brown Creeper  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin 11
Northern Mockingbird  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  13
White-crowned Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  7
Song Sparrow  16
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird  25
American Goldfinch  1


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Date: 11/4/17 2:18 pm
From: Paula Jean Hallberg <pjerhall...>
Subject: Bald Eagle Canaan Valley State Park
Stopped by the State Park on the way home from the Canaan Valley Wildlife Refuge's annual Friends meeting, and saw an adult bald eagle soaring overhead.
(Davis, WV) A nice finish to a nice gathering!
PJ

 

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Date: 11/4/17 1:04 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: First Bald Eagle eBird record at Cranesville Swamp, third Surf Scoter record at Alpine Lake
After visiting Alpine Lake this morning, my wife Nancy and I went to
Cranesville Swamp, where in early afternoon, only 9 species could be found.
Among them, however, was the first-ever eBird record of BALD EAGLE for that
location. It was a handsome adult soaring overhead a couple of times. Since
there really isn't any open water at the swamp other than a couple of very
small ponds, I guess I shouldn't be surprised that there were no previous
records. This bird possibly could be the one seen occasionally at nearby
Alpine Lake; maybe it came over from Deep Creek in Maryland. Might even
have been migrating.

At Alpine Lake, a female SURF SCOTER was hanging out with some Buffleheads
and Ruddy Ducks. The only previous 2 eBird records were on Oct. 28 and 29,
so the timing is right for this species to be migrating through.

Other water birds at Alpine Lake:

Canada Goose--139 on the golf course at the edge of the lake
Mallard--2
Ring-necked Duck--32
Bufflehead--28
Hooded Merganser--5
Ruddy Duck--69
Pied-billed Grebe--14

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 11/4/17 11:07 am
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Dunlin, Gulls, and Waterfowl, Summersville Lake, Nicholas County
Found my first WV Dunlin at the Summersville Lake Marina this morning. Some other species below.

Summersville Dam:

Lesser Scaup 1
Bufflehead 4
Ruddy Duck 13
Pied-billed Grebe 4
American Coot 4
Bonaparte's Gull 2

Summersville Lake Marina:

Killdeer 20
Dunlin 1

Summersville Lake - Salmon Run:

Ring-billed Gull (I think) 2

Steven Wilson
Summersville, WV
 

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Date: 11/4/17 10:53 am
From: DAVID <patick...>
Subject: Rte. 2 Birding
Janet Keating, Mike Griffith and I did some birding this am along Rte. 2 in Cabell and Mason County and  later met Gary Rankin at the Locks after he saw the Dunlin. Enclosed is a link to pics of the Dunlin seen. Some of the birds seen were:
 
Gallipolis Ferry:
 
Green-winged Teal-11
Ring-necked Duck-21
Ruddy Duck-1
Killdeer-87
Horned Lark-3
 
Shady Waters Campground:
 
Wood Duck-5
Mallard-1
Bufflehead-4
Hooded Merganser-1
Ruddy Duck-2
 
RCB Locks:
 
Ruddy Duck-2
Pied-billed Grebe-3
Double-crested Cormorant-14
Northern Harrier-1
Red-shouldered Hawk-1
Vesper Sparrow-1
Savannah Sparrow-4
Palm Warbler-1 by Gary Rankin
 
Ashton:
 
Green-winged Teal-1
Killdeer-6
Dunlin-1
 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/37451391874/in/photostream/
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/24309336328/in/photostream/
 
Northern Harrier-1
Marsh Wren-1
Savannah Sparrow-4
 
Greenbottom WMA:
 
Wood Duck-6
American Wigeon-3
Hooded Merganser-2
American Coot-12
 
David Patick,
Huntington, WV 25701
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Date: 11/4/17 8:35 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Surf Scoter at Alpine Lake
Female. Also lots of Ruddy Ducks, Ring-necked Ducks, Buffleheads,
Pied-billed Grebes , and Canada Geese. A few Hooded Mergansers.

Terry
 

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Date: 11/3/17 2:17 pm
From: Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...>
Subject: Bonaparte's Gulls/Doe Run/Taylor County
There were 4 Bonaparte's Gulls resting on the water at Doe Run Sub-impoundment This morning (11/3/17) a lone coot was also present. Both Taylor County Life Birds for me.

Randy Bodkins
Norton, WV
 

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Date: 11/3/17 2:15 pm
From: Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...>
Subject: Osprey/Pleasant Creek WMA/Barbour County
There was a lone Osprey at the Pleasant Creek WMA wetlands in Barbour County this morning (11/3/17)

Randy Bodkins
Norton, WV
 

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Date: 11/3/17 6:27 am
From: Rich Bailey <wvbirds...>
Subject: Photo submissions needed for WV Breeding Bird Atlas!
Hi all, we are currently hard at work on the manuscript for the 2nd WV
Breeding Bird Atlas, and along with that we're also hard at work compiling
as many home-grown photographs as possible of all the states' breeding bird
species. To-date, we've received a lot of submissions, but we still have a
LONG list of species that we need photos for. Our only desire is that the
pictures be taken in WV during breeding season (or what looks like breeding
species). Photos need to be unedited and not watermarked, and the subject
needs to be focused and clear. If a submitted picture is included in the
book, the submitter will get credit! Any picture files need to include the
species name, the county location, and the photographer's name. Please
help! Our hope is to have the entire list covered, and we are planning to
be DONE with all atlas work by the end of 2018.

Thanks! Rich Bailey, Elkins

The list of species for which we still have NO PHOTOS is below:

Alder Flycatcher
American Bittern
American Black Duck
American Coot
American Crow
American Kestrel
Bachman's Sparrow
Bank Swallow
Belted Kingfisher
Bewick's Wren
Black-billed Cuckoo
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-capped Chickadee
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Blue-winged Teal
Brewster's Warbler (hybrid)
Broad-winged Hawk
Brown-headed Cowbird
Chimney Swift
Chuck-will's-widow
Common Gallinule
Common Grackle
Dark-eyed Junco
Eastern Wood-Pewee
European Starling
Fish Crow
Golden Eagle
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-winged Warbler
Gray Catbird
Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Horned Owl
Green-winged Teal
Henslow's Sparrow
Hermit Thrush
Hooded Warbler
Horned Lark
House Sparrow
King Rail
Lark Sparrow
Lawrence's Warbler (hybrid)
Least Bittern
Least Flycatcher
Loggerhead Shrike
Long-eared Owl
Marsh Wren
Nashville Warbler
Northern Goshawk
Northern Harrier
Pine Siskin
Purple Martin
Ring-necked Pheasant
Rock Pigeon
Sedge Wren
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Short-eared Owl
Sora
Swainson's Thrush
Upland Sandpiper
Vesper Sparrow
Wilson's Snipe
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Yellow-breasted Chat
 

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Date: 11/2/17 7:11 pm
From: Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...>
Subject: eBird Report - USDA, Appalachian Fruit Research Station, Bardane, Nov 2, 2017
This afternoon a female Harrier made her way near me as she combed the fields on the USDA site for any prey. I was fortunate to be able to grab my camera and get some photos, included in my eBird list.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40275164

N. Wade Snyder
Shenandoah Junction
 

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Date: 11/2/17 1:03 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Nov 2, 2017
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 4:01 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Nov 2, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Monroe, West Virginia, US
Nov 2, 2017 10:36 AM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: hawkwatch
8 species (+1 other taxa)

Turkey Vulture 11
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Accipiter sp. 1
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 26
Blue Jay 3
Common Raven 10

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40269456

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 11/1/17 2:25 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Hooded Mergansers arriving in northern WV
There have been only 3 eBird reports of this species in the last few days
in northern WV--all of 1 or 2 birds.

Today, there were 7 Hoodies--6 males and a female in White Day Creek just
before it flows into the Monongahela River at Opekiska Dam in Monongalia
County. There are usually a few birds of this species at that location or
in the river each winter.

Look for larger flocks of Hoodies in the next few days--and other ducks, of
course.

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 11/1/17 11:55 am
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Dunlins & Rusty Blackbirds
Janet Keating and I birded the Ohio Valley and found the following :

Gallipolis Ferry (Mason Co.) - 2 Peregrine Falcons (1 male, 1 female)

R.C. Byrd Locks (Mason Co.)
Gadwall - 25
Green-winged Teal - 5
Bald Eagle - 1 (adult)
Northern Harrier - 2 (adult males)
Dunlin - 2
Wilson's Snipe - 7
Rusty Blackbird - 30

Green Bottom WMA (Cabell Co.)
Tree Swallow - 2 (In case anyone is wondering, the latest date for this area is Nov. 30)

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 11/1/17 10:06 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Canyon Rim Trail, Pipestem S.P., Pipestem, WV, Nov 1, 2017
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 12:54 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Canyon Rim Trail, Pipestem S.P., Pipestem, WV, Nov
1, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Canyon Rim Trail, Pipestem S.P., Pipestem, WV, Summers, West Virginia, US
Nov 1, 2017 9:45 AM - 10:59 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
15 species

Ruffed Grouse 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 2
Carolina Chickadee 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 2
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 8
Northern Cardinal 6

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40246897

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 10/31/17 1:05 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Bald Eagle
Birds of note:
Tuesday, October 31, 2017.
Belle side, Marmet Locks, Belle, WV

Bald Eagle, (1-adult). Around 11:30. “Fishing” in the Kanawha River for several minutes. I couldn’t tell if he caught anything but it went downstream, (north), and landed in a tree where I lost sight of it.
Vesper Sparrow, (1). Around 13:30. It was on the fence along the Main Parking Lot.
Also Song, Swamp, and Field Sparrows. In the natural habit area next to the Main Lot.
Wood Duck, (3-males).
Great Blue Heron, (4).

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 10/31/17 11:53 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: cormorants, osprey, bald eagle & tree swallow
This morning I saw an adult bald eagle at the mouth of the Bluestone River.
Later, I found 2 double-crested cormorants near Brooks Falls on New River.
This afternoon, there was an osprey perched in a sycamore below Bluestone
Dam and a tree swallow was flying along the river heading south.
Came home to find a sharp-shinned hawk perched above the bird feeder.
Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/31/17 9:09 am
From: tbronsonbirds <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Black-crowned Night-Heron at Pleasant Creek
A juvenile was perched next to Routes 119/250 in the pond next to the railroad trestle at 11:20. Just as I parked and got out with my camera a passing mine truck flushed it into the trees. Would have been a great photo. I pursued it and it flushed across the road to the Upper Pleasant Creek wetlands, but I could not re-locate it. My first WV night-heron.

Nothing else worth reporting anywhere at Pleasant Creek, where water levels are much higher after the weekend rains.

Terry


Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 10/31/17 8:14 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Ducks
The waterfowl including the Black Scoter reported yesterday by Randy
Bodkins on the Davis ponds are all gone as of this morning. I guess they
fled while the getting was good. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 10/30/17 4:12 pm
From: Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...>
Subject: Black Scoter/Davis WTP/Tucker County
There was a Black Scoter at Davis WTP on October 30, 2017 between 2:30 & 3:00 pm. Others present were Lesser Scaup, Pied-billed Grebe, Ringneck Ducks, Gadwalls, Black Ducks, Mallards & Canada Goose.

Randy Bodkins
Norton, WV
 

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Date: 10/30/17 3:01 pm
From: Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...>
Subject: Yard Woodcock (Tucker)
Hi, all,



I was traveling back from Ohio yesterday evening, ferrying a friend home
too, and we encountered hair-raising and chain-necessitating weather as we
hit the mountains. Too dangerous to try to make it back to my place, so I
bunked at my friend's. On my way home this morning I had to stop for a
Spotted Sandpiper in the road who was frighteningly unconcerned about my car
- hope the little guy makes it!



I made it back home to 7" of snow, and as I was reaching my porch I flushed
an American Woodcock. That is a bird I never expected on my yard list, given
my habitat.



Pine Siskins started arriving last Friday, and today is my first four-finch
day of the year - House and Purple Finch, siskin, and American Goldfinch.
Appropriately enough, lots of snowbirds (Dark-eyed Juncos).



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 10/30/17 12:09 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers County, WV, US, Oct 30, 2017
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 3:06 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers
County, WV, US, Oct 30, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers County, WV, US, Summers, West
Virginia, US
Oct 30, 2017 1:28 PM - 2:01 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
19 species

Canada Goose 62
Wood Duck 10
Mallard 5
American Black Duck 2
Pied-billed Grebe 11
Black Vulture 11
Turkey Vulture 19
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 15
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 10
Chipping Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40214007

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 10/30/17 6:37 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Snow
The 4+ inches of snow overnight has brought out the birds! On our walk, a
Common Raven appeared to be having fun kiting on the wind high above the
snowy earth. Flocks of little birds flew overhead. On our driveway a flock
of 10 Chipping Sparrows along with our first Dark-eyed Junco searched for
food.

At our feeders we now have four Pine Siskins. Along with them I have seen
Song, Chipping and Field Sparrows. The latter was the first at our feeders.
There are both House and Purple Finches. Dark-eyed Juncos are cleaning up
things on the ground along with the other sparrows. Of course, Black-capped
Chickadees and Tufted Titmice are always present. A male Hairy Woodpecker
and a Blue Jay just arrived as I finish typing this.

It should be an exciting day at the feeders. Everything is coated with
snow. It is quite windy. The power has been flicking on and off but mostly
has stayed on. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County (Posted to WV-Bird)
 

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Date: 10/29/17 12:35 pm
From: <cathypardee...> <cathypardee...>
Subject: FOY Junco - Sat. 10/28
Mineral County - Beaver Run Rd.    P.S. Please, if you send or forward e-mails to multiple addressees including me, please put my address in the "bcc:" (blind copy area) so it is not shown to others. If you forward a message from me to others, please delete my e-mail address so it is not shown to others. THANK YOU
 

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Date: 10/29/17 9:56 am
From: DAVID <patick...>
Subject: Rte. 2 Birding
Mike Griffith and I birded this along Rte. 2 in Cabell and Mason County. It was chilly with temp's starting out at 39 and only rising to 43 around noon. Some of the birds seen were:
See links below for pics of Vesper Sparrow and Wilson's Snipe.
 
Greenbottom WMA:
 
Coot-5
Wood Duck-7
RCB locks:
 
Gadwall-1
Green-winged Teal-7
Northern Shoveler-1
Lesser Yellowlegs-1
Wilson's Snipe-1
Palm Warbler-3
 
Gallipolis Ferry:
 
Killdeer-25
Wilson's Snipe-1
Vesper Sparrow-1
Ring-necked Duck-2
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/26239849849/in/dateposted/
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/24163762588/in/dateposted/
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/37306867384/in/dateposted/
 
 
 
Ashton Wetlands:
 
Palm Warbler-1
Marsh Wren-1
 
David Patick,
Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 10/28/17 11:57 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Brant, Pine Siskins, Harrier, Pintails, Hooded Mergansers in Preston County
I went to Alpine Lake in eastern Preston County this morning in search of
waterfowl. Shortly after I arrived, I was joined by David Daniels. The day
started off with a bang.

BRANT--1 odd-looking duck flew in, circled over the lake, and landed out in
the middle. It looked strange to me and as it came down to land, I jokingly
said it might be a Brant. And it was! We both got good scope views,
exchanged non-G-rated comments, and high-fived. It was David's first WV
Brant; I had seen them before almost exactly 5 years ago at the Cheat Lake
fallout following Superstorm Sandy. The bird was the expected pale-bellied
subspecies normally found in eastern North America. David did get a couple
of hopefully diagnostic photos to post on his eBird posting. Unfortunately,
it only stayed 5 minutes before taking off, circling around and heading
NORTH. I checked various lakes on my way home, but could not re-locate it.
It might even have gone to nearby Deep Creek Lake in Maryland.

Also at Alpine Lake:

Canada Goose--14
Mallard--11
Ring-necked Duck--10
Ruddy Duck--16
Pied-billed Grebe--14
American Coot--3
PINE SISKIN--45. A flock of 15 was feeding in the trees at the playground
area next to the boathouse. As we watched, 30 more flew in to join them.
Several had very noticeable yellow wing patches.

At Terra Alta Lake, we went our separate ways after noting the following:

Canada Goose--98
Gadwall--29
Mallard--9
Pied-billed Grebe--1

Along Oak Grove Road near Oak Grove Circle, David saw a NORTHERN HARRIER on
his way to Alpine Lake. I checked on my way home but could not find it.
Maybe the 135 American Crows present encouraged it to move on.

At Teets Pond along Route 26 in the far northeastern corner of the county:

Canada Goose--285. Not an unusual number for this location in fall.

At nearby Appalachian Lake:

Canada Goose--2
Gadwall--4
American Black Duck--2
Mallard--25
NORTHERN PINTAIL--2
Pied-billed Grebe--1

Note: I recently read that the dam at privately-owned Appalachian Lake is
deteriorating and needs major repairs. The owner does not want to pay for
that, instead preferring to destroy the dam over a period of time and allow
the stream that formed the lake to return to its previous state. So this
may be the last winter this lake exists.

At Lake o'Woods:

Canada Goose--25
American Black Duck--3
Mallard--12
HOODED MERGANSER--2
American Coot--1
Eastern Phoebe--1

I checked Cheat Lake Park on the way home, but found nothing in a quick
scan from the car. Then the rains began, so I gave up and headed home.
Nothing visible from the I-68 bridge, but the birds are normally quite a
ways away and not visible to the naked eye, so there could have been some
way out there.

Terry

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 10/28/17 5:57 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Fall Birds
Yesterday, driving north out of Harman, we spotted a kettle of vultures. I
pulled off to examine the kettle. There were about 18 Turkey Vultures, 1
Black Vulture and 1 Red-tailed Hawk.

I just looked out at our feeders this morning and saw a Pine Siskin. Last
winter we had none. Two years ago there were a lot. I wonder what this
winter will bring? Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 10/28/17 5:44 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: osprey & eagles
I saw an osprey in Bluestone State Park yesterday morning.
Then, last evening we saw an adult and a second year bald eagle on
Bluestone Lake near the mouth of the Bluestone River. Earlier in the week
we saw a sub-adult in the same location.
Also, we are starting to have common mergansers moving into the area.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/27/17 5:03 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: F.O.Y.: Vesper Sparrows
F.O.Y.
Around 14:00, Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Marmet Locks, Belle, WV.
Belle side along Access Road just past the Main Lot.
Vesper Sparrow, 2.
Life Bird!
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40158437 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40158437>

F.O.S.
Same sighting as above.
Savannah Sparrow, 2.
They were feeding with the Vesper Sparrows.

Rick Gregg,
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 10/26/17 4:03 pm
From: Mike <birdonawire47...>
Subject: A Few Shorebirds
Janet Keating and I birded Mason Co. Partial list :


R.C. Byrd Locks

Dunlin - 1

Wilson's Snipe - 6

Palm Warbler - 2


Ashton Ponds

Pectoral Sandpiper - 3

Palm Warbler - 2


Moderate numbers of Tree Swallows continue to move south through the Ohio Valley.


Mike Griffith

Huntington
 

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Date: 10/26/17 12:47 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Pipestem Knob, Pipestem State Park, Summers County, WV, Oct 26, 2017
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 3:45 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Pipestem Knob, Pipestem State Park, Summers County,
WV, Oct 26, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Pipestem Knob, Pipestem State Park, Summers County, WV, Summers, West
Virginia, US
Oct 26, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:06 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
7 species

Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 4
Northern Harrier 1 male
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Carolina Wren 1
Cedar Waxwing 9
White-throated Sparrow 1

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40132849

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 10/26/17 12:42 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Oct 25, 2017
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Thu, Oct 26, 2017 at 3:31 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Oct 25, 2017
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Monroe, West Virginia, US
Oct 25, 2017 10:20 AM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: hawk watch
16 species (+1 other taxa)

Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 9
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 hawk watch
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 8 hawk watch
Red-tailed Hawk 17
hawk sp. 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 3
Peregrine Falcon 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Common Raven 7
Tree Swallow 3 two flew over together about 30' above us, then later a
third flew by at eye level and about 20' from us. I have seen this species
as late as December 4 in the area.
Tufted Titmouse 1
Cedar Waxwing 8

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S40132807

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 10/26/17 10:51 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Pied-billed Grebe fallout at Cheat Lake, very late Tree Swallows, first push of migrating ducks
Water bird season has finally begun at Cheat Lake with the rain and cold
weather of the last couple of days finally nudging ducks and other water
birds southward.

There was a good-sized fallout of PIED-BILLED GREBES this morning totaling
113 birds. The vast majority were sleeping it off. 58 birds were at Cheat
Lake Park, 1 at Sunset Harbor Marina, 16 north of the I-68 bridge, and 38
south of that bridge. The eBird record for WV is 500 birds in 1975 in
Charleston.

Also of note were 2 very late TREE SWALLOWS south of the I-68 bridge. There
are about 15 locations with November and December eBird records.

At Cheat Lake Park and about 1-1.5 miles up the south trail, where most of
the birds were:

Canada Goose--7
Wood Duck--24
Gadwall--3
American Wigeon--15
Mallard--1
Blue-winged Teal--1
Ring-necked Duck--17
Lesser Scaup--5
Ruddy Duck--8
Common Loon--2, the wailing call of which could be heard up and down the
lake
Pied-billed Grebe--58, in 8-10 small flocks, the largest of which was 16
birds
Horned Grebe--2
American Coot--53, single flock
Ruby-crowned Kinglet--1
Golden-crowned Kinglet--1
Yellow-rumped Warbler--at least 20 flitting southward through the treetops
along the trail
White-throated Sparrow--1
14 other common land birds

Sunset Harbor Marina:

Pied-billed Grebe--1

North of I-68 bridge:

Gadwall--17
Ring-necked Duck--12
Bufflehead--13
Ruddy Duck--16
Pied-billed Grebe--16
American Coot--23, single flock

South of I-68 bridge:

Wood Duck--3
American Black Duck--1
Mallard--16
Great Blue Heron--1
Pied-billed Grebe--38
Tree Swallow--2

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 10/26/17 7:56 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Many grebes and ducks at Cheat Lake Park
Unfortunately, all but a dozen Pied-billed Grebes and 7 Canada Geese were a
1-1.5 mile walk along the south trail.

58 Pied-billed Grebes
2 Horned Grebes
2 Common Loons
53 American Coots
15 Anerican Widgeon
24 Wood Duck
17 Ring-necked Duck
Also a few each of Mallard, Gadwall, Blue-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup , and
Ruddy Duck.

Complete report this afternoon will include other end of lake as well.

Terry
 

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Date: 10/25/17 5:12 pm
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: American Wigeon and Gadwalls, Muddlety Valley Road, Nicholas County
This afternoon at Muddlety Valley Road, Nicholas County:

American Wigeon 1
Gadwall 8
Wood Duck 17
Mallard 4
American Coot 1
Pied-billed Grebe 3

Steven Wilson
Summersville, WV
 

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Date: 10/25/17 12:58 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Finch
Last evening we returned from 2.5 weeks in VA. Today, one of the first
birds to show up at our freshly filled feeders here in WV was a female
Purple Finch. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 10/25/17 11:54 am
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Marmet Locks: Cont. Ring-necked Peasant
Continuing sighting:
09:45 Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Mamet Locks
Ring-necked Peasant, 1-male.
It was in the grass near the habitat boundary between the mowed grass and the natural scrubby-brush area just north of the Main Lot.

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 10/25/17 8:01 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Yellow Palm Warblers, Blue-headed Vireo, Lincoln's Sparrow at Little Indian Creek WMA
At this Monongalia County wildlife management area, this morning's
highlights included:

Blue-headed Vireo--1
Golden-crowned Kinglet--1
Palm Warbler--2 eastern yellow versions and 1 western version
Yellow-rumped Warbler--2
Lincoln's Sparrow--1
Swamp Sparrow--3
White-throated Sparrow--4

Terry
 

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Date: 10/25/17 6:06 am
From: Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...>
Subject: Gray-cheeked Thrush (late post, Tucker)
Hi, all,



I've kept forgetting to post that two Sundays ago, 10/15, I heard a
Gray-cheeked Thrush calling in Canaan Valley State Park. I also found a
Brown Creeper or two among a feeding flock that included both kinglets, both
nuthatches, Tufted Titmouse and Black-capped Chickadee.



That day I saw more Monarch butterflies on the move than I have in several
years. Dozens and dozens flying by.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 10/24/17 3:06 pm
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Forster's Tern and Bonaparte's Gulls, Summersville Dam, Nicholas Countt
This afternoon at Summersville Dam was a Forster's Tern and three Bonaparte's Gulls. I assume a result of heavy rains and strong wind the last couple of days.

Also observed was a Common Loon and adult Bald Eagle.

Steven Wilson
Summersville, WV
 

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Date: 10/24/17 10:59 am
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Ring-necked Pheasant
F.O.Y.
Around 10:00, Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
Marmet Locks, Belle, WV.
Belle side along Access Road just past the Main Lot.
Ring-necked Pheasant, 1M.

Life Bird!

Rick Gregg,
Kanawha Co., WV
 

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Date: 10/24/17 10:48 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Cooper's Rock State Forest--Late Blue-headed Vireo, many kinglets and White-throated Sparrows
Near the McCollum Campground Road junction, highlights included:

Gray Catbird--1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet--4
Chipping Sparrow--1
Dark-eyed Junco--12
White-throated Sparrow--at least 37, including 2 singing
Song Sparrow--4

At the spruce trees along the Roadside Trail just south of the Raven Rock
parking lot:

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker--1
Blue-headed Vireo--1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet--6
Golden-crowned Kinglet--7
Hermit Thrush--2
Dark-eyed Junco--4

Near the concession stand at the overlook:

Golden-crowned Kinglet--1
Small passerine species--5. Flitting behind some conifers and out of sight.
Possibly more kinglets, or Yellow-rumped Warblers, or Dark-eyed Juncos.

Before Cooper's Rock, I checked Cheat Lake for ducks. Zilch. Only birds of
note were 2 immature Double-crested Cormorants in the Morgan's Run cove at
Cheat Lake Park.

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 10/24/17 6:35 am
From: Casey Rucker <caseydryfork...>
Subject: Canaan Christmas Bird Count December 30
Hi, all,



The Canaan Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 30, 2017, the
Saturday before New Year's Eve. I hope that many of you will join our
circle. For those who want to meet and share results, we'll meet at
Hellbender in Davis at 5 pm (if they're closed, alternate venue is Stumptown
Brewery, just down the street).



Please let me know if you plan to attend, and also if you have a territory
you prefer, first come first served.



Looking forward,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 10/21/17 1:45 pm
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Black-crowned Night-Heron
Janet Keating and I split our time between ridges and the Ohio Valley. Partial list :

R.C. Byrd Locks (Mason Co.) :
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 1 (juvenile)
Peregrine Falcon - 1 (molting 1-year old)

Ashton Ponds (Mason Co.) : 3 Pectoral Sandpipers

Barkers Ridge, Spurlock Creek (Cabell, Mason Co.) :
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1
Brown Creeper - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 9
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 7
Palm Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - about 35
Chipping Sparrow - about 30
White-throated Sparrow - 6

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 10/21/17 11:32 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Yellow Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers, Snipe, Sapsuckers, at Fairfax Pond-Rehe WMA
David Daniels and I birded this Preston County wildlife management area
this morning for 4 hours. Only 2 shotgun blasts to mar the quiet.

38 species by my count. The Red-breasted Merganser reported a few days ago
was nowhere to be found. Highlights:

Pied-billed Grebe--2 on Fairfax Pond
Great Blue Heron--2
Red-shouldered Hawk--1 confusing juvenile. We originally thought it was a
Cooper's Hawk or a Sharp-shinned Hawk; then considered a very late
Broad-winged Hawk, but the shorter many-barred tail and pale areas on the
face finally led us to conclude it was a Red-shouldered Hawk.
Killdeer--5
Wilson's Snipe--11 on the school pond
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker--3 together on same tree as Red-shouldered Hawk. 2
juveniles and 1 female.
Golden-crowned Kinglet--2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet--1
Eastern Bluebird--10
Cedar Waxwing--25, plus a large flock seen by David he estimated to contain
150 birds
Palm Warbler--3, with 1 being the yellow-breasted version rarely seen west
of the mountains
Yellow-rumped Warbler--37, scattered all over the place
Chipping Sparrow--10
White-throated Sparrow--6
Song Sparrow--9
Swamp Sparrow--4
Dark-eyed Junco--2
Northern Cardinal--11, including a very-late juvenile still having a black
bill.
Red-winged Blackbird--another 150-bird flock, plus 5 others

Complete checklist at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40047140

--
Terry Bronson
Morgantown, WV
 

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Date: 10/21/17 9:24 am
From: Ross Brittain <brittainra...>
Subject: Re: meteor shower birding?
Hi All,
I was out at Watters Smith Memorial State Park in Lost Creek last night doing some Northern Saw-whet Owl migrant banding. Saw several shooting stars, the International Space Station and heard two Barred Owls along with coyotes and numerous dogs. We also caught our first NSWO of the year. A lovely Second Year female at 10:30.

Hope to get out again soon but the weather looks rough for at least the next five nights.

Happy Owling!
Ross Brittain
Bridgeport, WV

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 21, 2017, at 10:19 AM, Wilbur Hershberger <wilhershberger...> wrote:
>
> I too was out watching and while seeing a few nice, bright meteors I heard a pair of Barred Owls dueting. They soon started the “monkey” call performance for a few minutes. AMAZING sounds! The recorder was unfortunately at home.
>
> Wil Hershberger
> Nature Images and Sounds, LLC <http://www.natureimagesandsounds.com/>
> Hedgesville, WV
> The Songs of Insects <http://www.songsofinsects.com/>
>
 

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Date: 10/21/17 7:19 am
From: Wilbur Hershberger <wilhershberger...>
Subject: Re: meteor shower birding?
I too was out watching and while seeing a few nice, bright meteors I heard a pair of Barred Owls dueting. They soon started the “monkey” call performance for a few minutes. AMAZING sounds! The recorder was unfortunately at home.

Wil Hershberger
Nature Images and Sounds, LLC <http://www.natureimagesandsounds.com/>
Hedgesville, WV
The Songs of Insects <http://www.songsofinsects.com/>

 

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Date: 10/21/17 7:07 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: meteor shower birding?
Did anyone hear any owls last night?
I went out a couple times and saw some nice meteors but all I heard were
three dogs and a cow.
Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/20/17 12:06 pm
From: Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...>
Subject: Ruby-throated Hummingbird/Norton.Randolph County
I pulled into the driveway today (10/20/17) at 2:25 pm...I was setting on the porch rubbing dog heads (Because I have pretty much been gone ALL Week). And I heard it...Hummingbird !! It hovered for 45 seconds trying to find a path through the yellowjackets.. I saw it good enough to see what it was contrary to what I hoped it was..Just the standard model..

Randy Bodkind
Norton, WV
 

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Date: 10/20/17 9:27 am
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Mixed Bag
Wayne Co. - Mount Vernon Ridge, German Ridge :

Blue-headed Vireo - 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - 1 (FOS)
Brown Creeper - 1 (FOS)
Golden-crowned Kinglet - 1 (FOS)
Tennessee Warbler - 2
Black-throated Green Warbler - 1 (Late record for this area)
Pine Warbler - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 42
White-throated Sparrow - 5 (FOS)

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 10/19/17 6:25 pm
From: Debby KOEGLER <kullbeach...>
Subject: Birding in Wheeling...
Took the dogs for a walk this morning and “me-without-my-binoculars” saw some amazing birds…while walking on the campus of WJU along the Wheeling Creek trail we flushed a bird that flew away from us…would like to think that it was a Barred Owl??…cannot be sure. Then at the bend in the creek were 6 Common Mergansers (3 male, 3 female), surely they are not very common, lovely. AND…1 male Wood Duck with 2 juves or females, could not be sure. Also saw 2 Great Blue Herons…one a juvenile.
Tomorrow morning I will take my binocs !!!!
Good birding to all…
Debby Koegler
Wheeling, Ohio County
 

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