WV-BIRD
Received From Subject
8/21/18 7:13 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Aug 21, 2018
8/20/18 6:17 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Aug 20, 2018
8/20/18 5:57 pm Wilma <wjar...> Blackburnian warbler first this season
8/20/18 6:44 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Aug 20, 2018
8/19/18 6:41 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> eagles, ospreys, common mergs & first of the fall nighthawks
8/18/18 5:20 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Pond Checking
8/18/18 11:44 am DAVID PATICK <patick...> RCB Locks-shorebirds
8/17/18 12:55 pm Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Shorebird & Blue-winged Teal
8/17/18 5:48 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Aug 17, 2018
8/16/18 6:11 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Aug 16, 2018
8/15/18 3:50 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Moncove Lake State Park, Aug 15, 2018
8/15/18 6:32 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Aug 15, 2018
8/14/18 4:29 pm <renniett...> <renniett...> Bad Pictures
8/14/18 12:23 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Bertha Campground, Bluestone WMA, Aug 14, 2018
8/14/18 9:32 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> Ohio county birds
8/14/18 8:17 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Double treat
8/14/18 6:44 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Fwd: eBird Report - Blizzards Gate Road low, Harman, WV, Aug 14, 2018
8/13/18 6:41 pm Wilma <wjar...> Eastern screech-owl
8/13/18 12:50 pm Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Common Grackle with odd disease (Tucker)
8/13/18 8:25 am Rankin, Gary <rankin...> Caspian tern and Little Blue Heron
8/13/18 7:38 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> meteor birding
8/13/18 5:16 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> New Property Bird
8/12/18 6:05 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> meteor birding
8/11/18 1:10 pm Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Footprints
8/11/18 8:48 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Greater White-fronted Goose gone; Pleasants County Park warblers
8/10/18 11:02 am Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...> Bald Eagle
8/10/18 10:37 am Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...> Birding Moorefield & surrounding areas
8/10/18 10:03 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> McClintic WMA--Great Egrets, Prothonotary Warbler
8/10/18 5:45 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> House Finches
8/9/18 4:29 pm Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> Today's MBC outing
8/9/18 9:16 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Peregrine Falcons on Ohio River bridges
8/8/18 7:08 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> "Bad" bird photos needed - moth photos too
8/7/18 7:59 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Photos of Greater White-fronted Goose
8/7/18 7:38 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Greater White-fronted Goose or hybrid in Pleasants County
8/7/18 6:46 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Lake Shore Trail, Pipestem S.P., Aug 6, 2018
8/6/18 2:47 pm Jon Little <littlejon48...> Pine Siskin / Spruce Knob
8/6/18 9:15 am Andy Weaks <awboat...> Re: kingbird question
8/6/18 8:05 am Jim Triplett <jtrippy...> Re: kingbird question
8/6/18 7:44 am Comcast <pep4223...> Re: kingbird question
8/6/18 7:42 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> Ohio county raven
8/6/18 7:06 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Fwd: Re: kingbird question
8/6/18 5:49 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Surprise Bird
8/6/18 5:36 am Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...> Re: kingbird question
8/6/18 5:36 am Betsy Reeder <ereeder44...> Re: kingbird question
8/6/18 5:22 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> kingbird question
8/5/18 4:05 pm David Bridge <bridgedavid...> Common Mergansers on the South Branch of the Potomac River
8/5/18 2:01 pm Jim Triplett <jtrippy...> Fwd: eBird Report - Kimsey Run Lake, Aug 4, 2018
8/5/18 1:54 pm Jim Triplett <jtrippy...> Fwd: eBird Report - Parker Hollow Dam, Aug 4, 2018
8/5/18 11:30 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Sunday Morning
8/4/18 4:33 pm Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> CVNWR
8/4/18 3:22 pm Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Mute Swan (Tucker)
8/3/18 11:03 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Mystery Bird
8/2/18 7:09 pm pep4223 <pep4223...> Belted Kingfisher successful breeding, Green Heron - historic Claymont mansion property, Jefferson County
8/2/18 6:54 pm Darrell Good <darzgood...> Swallow Flock
8/2/18 8:54 am Janet Keating <janet.ovec...> Re: Snowy Owl reports for winter 2017-18
8/1/18 9:29 pm Joey Herron <0000002ee8843fb4-dmarc-request...> Snowy Owl reports for winter 2017-18
8/1/18 5:35 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Mouth of the Bluestone, Bluestone S.P., Aug 1, 2018
8/1/18 5:34 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Arboretum to Long Branch Lake, Pipestem S.P., Pipestem, WV, Aug 1, 2018
8/1/18 4:41 pm Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Early Warning
8/1/18 4:31 pm Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Flocking Behavior
8/1/18 2:28 pm Bruni Haydl <bruni...> How sweet it is...
8/1/18 12:11 pm Janet Keating <janet.ovec...> Re: Sparrow Sp.
8/1/18 10:20 am Richard Gregg <greggra...> Sparrow Sp.
7/31/18 5:18 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Mercer County Landfill, Jul 31, 2018
7/31/18 2:36 pm Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Caught in the act
7/31/18 11:36 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Fwd: eBird Report - Blizzards Gate Road low, Harman, WV, Jul 31, 2018
7/31/18 10:59 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - 24712 Athens, WV, Jul 30, 2018
7/29/18 8:58 am Jim Triplett <jtrippy...> Re: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh
7/29/18 6:13 am Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> Williamstown Wood Stork- NO
7/28/18 1:41 pm Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> Wood Stork not seen this afternoon
7/28/18 11:53 am Dallas DiLeo <dileod...> Re: Wood Stork
7/28/18 11:14 am DAVID PATICK <patick...> Wood Stork
7/28/18 6:43 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Wood Stork update
7/28/18 3:58 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Re: Neal's Wood Stork pictures
7/28/18 3:37 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Re: Neal's Wood Stork pictures
7/27/18 7:16 pm Cynthia D. Ellis <cdellis...> Re: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh
7/27/18 7:14 pm Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...> Re: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh
7/27/18 7:12 pm Cynthia D. Ellis <cdellis...> Re: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh
7/27/18 6:48 pm Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh
7/27/18 11:50 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> The Lunch Bunch
7/26/18 6:20 pm Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> Re: Black-crowned Night-Heron in Wood County
7/26/18 6:19 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Black-crowned Night-Heron in Wood County
7/26/18 2:27 pm Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...> Migrants in Hampshire County
7/26/18 11:16 am Jim Triplett <jtrippy...> Fwd: eBird Report - Canaan Valley NWR--Freeland Rd. Tract, Jul 22, 2018
7/26/18 6:54 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Bluestone S.P., Meador Campground, Jul 26, 2018
7/26/18 6:02 am Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Juvenile warblers and others (Tucker)
7/26/18 5:08 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Turkeys
7/25/18 11:19 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Avocets still at Apple Grove Fish Hatchery at 2:15 pm
7/25/18 8:38 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Re: Ruddy Turnstone
7/25/18 7:13 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> ohio county raven
7/25/18 7:01 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Avocets at Apple Grove Fish Hatchery
7/25/18 6:27 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> porch warblers
7/25/18 5:59 am Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Ruddy Turnstone
7/24/18 6:02 pm Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...> Pleasant Creek WMA- Shorebirds
7/24/18 8:28 am Joshua Holland <jhollandua...> Ruddy Turnstone (Cabell)
7/23/18 2:40 pm pep4223 <pep4223...> Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Jefferson County yard
7/23/18 1:39 pm steve kimbrell <galvmcm...> Yellow-billed Cuckoo Randolph County
7/23/18 6:42 am MFowler <monty.fowler...> Hummer variances
7/22/18 4:09 pm John Snyder <johnsnyder...> Chimney Swifts
7/22/18 12:41 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Island Loop Trail, New River Gorge National River, Jul 22, 2018
7/22/18 10:15 am Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Shorebirds
7/22/18 10:02 am Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Ruddy Turnstone
 
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Date: 8/21/18 7:13 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Aug 21, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Aug 21, 2018
9:55 AM
Traveling
3.20 miles
90 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:

X Mourning Dove
X Yellow-billed Cuckoo
X Black-billed Cuckoo
X Turkey Vulture
X Red-bellied Woodpecker
X Pileated Woodpecker
X Northern Flicker
X Eastern Wood-Pewee
X Eastern Phoebe
X White-eyed Vireo
X Red-eyed/Chivi Vireo
X Blue Jay
X American Crow
X Barn Swallow
X Carolina Chickadee
X Carolina Wren
X American Robin
X Gray Catbird
X American Goldfinch
X Field Sparrow
X Song Sparrow
X Eastern Towhee
X Baltimore Oriole -- 2nd day in a row, all over the place, migrating birds I presume
X Red-winged Blackbird -- Flocking now about 40 birds
X Common Yellowthroat
X Northern Cardinal -- .
X Indigo Bunting
X House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 28
Paul McKayOhio County




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Date: 8/20/18 6:17 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Aug 20, 2018
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Date: Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 9:15 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Aug 20, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Summers, West Virginia, US
Aug 20, 2018 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Watching for Common Nighthawks.
9 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 10
Wood Duck 8
duck sp. 1
Mourning Dove 1
Common Nighthawk 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Barred Owl 1
Carolina Wren 3
European Starling 1

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 8/20/18 5:57 pm
From: Wilma <wjar...>
Subject: Blackburnian warbler first this season
Saw a male Blackburnian warbler moving through this evening.
Also saw Baltimore oriole, eastern kingbird, yellow-throated vireo along with the usual birds.


Wilma Jarrell
Wileyville
Wetzel County

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Date: 8/20/18 6:44 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Aug 20, 2018
I had a very nice walk this morning, nothing unusual, lots of Baltimore Orioles and Yellowthroats.
Paul McKayOhio County


McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Aug 20, 2018
9:30 AM
Traveling
3.25 miles
60 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
My usual walk across our farm this morning. Nice sunny day, saw a lot of Baltimore Orioles, they might be migrating.
X Mourning Dove
X Yellow-billed Cuckoo
X Black-billed Cuckoo
X Ruby-throated Hummingbird
X Red-tailed Hawk
X Red-bellied Woodpecker
X Downy Woodpecker
X Hairy Woodpecker
X Pileated Woodpecker
X Northern Flicker
X Eastern Phoebe
X White-eyed Vireo
X Red-eyed/Chivi Vireo
X Blue Jay
X American Crow
X Barn Swallow
X Carolina Chickadee
X Tufted Titmouse
X White-breasted Nuthatch
X House Wren
X Carolina Wren
X Eastern Bluebird
X American Robin
X Gray Catbird
X Brown Thrasher
X American Goldfinch
X Field Sparrow
X Song Sparrow
X Eastern Towhee
X Baltimore Oriole
X Common Yellowthroat
X American Redstart
X Northern Cardinal
X Indigo Bunting
X House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 35



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Date: 8/19/18 6:41 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: eagles, ospreys, common mergs & first of the fall nighthawks
This morning we had an osprey and 14 common mergansers on New River between
Hinton & Brooks Falls.
On Bluestone Lake near Bluestone S.P. we had 2 bald eagles.

This evening we attended the Bricktop Tribute concert in
Alderson(Greenbrier/Monroe County line). It was held on the bridge over the
Greenbrier River. Great music and our bird list included common merganser,
osprey, eastern kingbirds, male Baltimore oriole, 100+ chimney swifts and
our first of the fall 15 common nighthawks.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 8/18/18 5:20 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Pond Checking
Checked ponds in Mercer County today since we received 3" of rain.
Found 1 great egret and 1 pied-billed grebe on Durr's Pond near Princeton
and 1 osprey at Kee Dam near Bluefield both in Mercer County.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 8/18/18 11:44 am
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: RCB Locks-shorebirds
Janet Keating, Gary Rankin, Mike Griffith and I did some birding this am along Rte. 2 in Cabell and Mason County. The only birds were of interest were seen at the RCB Locks and Dams in Apple Grove, WV. We did find another Great Egret at the Ashton ponds.


Pectoral Sandpiper-1

Spotted Sandpiper-4

Lesser Yellowlegs-2

Killdeer-30

Herring Gull-1

Double-crested Cormorant-1

Great Egret-1


David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 8/17/18 12:55 pm
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Shorebird & Blue-winged Teal
At R.C. Byrd Locks, Janet Keating and I found the following :

Blue-winged Teal - 2 (first of the fall season)
Short-billed Dowitcher - 1 (probably juvenile)

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 8/17/18 5:48 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Aug 17, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Aug 17, 2018
7:34 AM
Traveling
2.64 miles
69 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:maybe a yellow billed cuckoo, but maybe only counts in quantum physics.

X Mourning Dove
X Black-billed Cuckoo
X Red-shouldered Hawk
X Red-tailed Hawk
X Red-bellied Woodpecker
X Hairy Woodpecker
X Pileated Woodpecker
X Northern Flicker
X Eastern Phoebe
X White-eyed Vireo
X Red-eyed/Chivi Vireo
X Blue Jay
X American Crow
X Barn Swallow
X Carolina Chickadee
X Tufted Titmouse
X White-breasted Nuthatch
X House Wren
X Carolina Wren
X American Robin
X Gray Catbird
X American Goldfinch
X Chipping Sparrow
X Field Sparrow
X Song Sparrow
X Eastern Towhee
X Baltimore Oriole
X Red-winged Blackbird
X Common Yellowthroat
X Northern Cardinal
X Indigo Bunting
X House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 32
Paul McKayOhio county




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Date: 8/16/18 6:11 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Aug 16, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Aug 16, 2018
7:28 AM
Traveling
3.22 miles
98 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:A list from my morning walk around our farm, nice morning, a different path taken birds were up and at it early. 
Paul McKayOhio County
X Wood Duck
X Mourning Dove
X Yellow-billed Cuckoo
X Black-billed Cuckoo
X Chimney Swift
X Red-shouldered Hawk
X Red-tailed Hawk
X Red-bellied Woodpecker
X Northern Flicker
X Eastern Wood-Pewee
X Eastern Phoebe
X White-eyed Vireo
X Red-eyed/Chivi Vireo
X Blue Jay
X American Crow
X Barn Swallow
X Carolina Chickadee
X White-breasted Nuthatch
X Carolina Wren
X American Robin
X Gray Catbird
X American Goldfinch
X Field Sparrow
X Song Sparrow
X Eastern Towhee
X Baltimore Oriole
X Scarlet Tanager
X Northern Cardinal
X Indigo Bunting
X House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 30



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Date: 8/15/18 3:50 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Moncove Lake State Park, Aug 15, 2018
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Date: Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:46 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Moncove Lake State Park, Aug 15, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Moncove Lake State Park, Monroe, West Virginia, US
Aug 15, 2018 1:18 PM - 2:53 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: paddling
33 species

Canada Goose 62
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 5
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 immature bird on shore & then flew back
into a wooded marshy area calling as it went.
Was smaller than great egret and great blue herons nearby. Was larger than
green herons seen nearby.
The call fit this species when compared to iBirdPRO and Sibley Birds on our
ipod.
The bird was mostly streaky and chunky with white spotting noticeable on
the wings. Didn't have the flight pattern of American bittern.
We have more experience with this species than with the yellow-crowned
night heron.
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 6
Barn Swallow 6
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 2
American Goldfinch 8
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 3
Indigo Bunting 1

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 8/15/18 6:32 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Aug 15, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Aug 15, 2018
7:49 AM
Traveling
2.91 miles
98 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
My morning walk across farm in Ohio County, nice sunny dry day for a change, lots of active birds, nothing out of the ordinary
X Wild Turkey
X Mourning Dove
X Black-billed Cuckoo
X Ruby-throated Hummingbird
X Red-shouldered Hawk
X Red-tailed Hawk
X Red-bellied Woodpecker
X Pileated Woodpecker
X Northern Flicker
X Eastern Wood-Pewee
X Eastern Phoebe
X White-eyed Vireo
X Red-eyed/Chivi Vireo
X Blue Jay
X American Crow
X Common Raven
X Barn Swallow
X Carolina Chickadee
X Tufted Titmouse
X House Wren
X Carolina Wren
X Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
X American Robin
X Gray Catbird
X Brown Thrasher
X Cedar Waxwing
X American Goldfinch
X Field Sparrow
X Song Sparrow
X Eastern Towhee
X Baltimore Oriole
X Common Yellowthroat
X Northern Cardinal
X Indigo Bunting
X House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 35
Paul McKayOhio County




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Date: 8/14/18 4:29 pm
From: <renniett...> <renniett...>
Subject: Bad Pictures
Ryan:
I got thousands of bad pictures and I also got pictures of moths, although I probably already id the biggest part of them since I took them years ago.
Do you need me to id the birds on the pictures--some I can others I can't.
Let me know and I will start putting together a folder of bad pictures, unless it is already too late.
Rennie TalbertBarboursville, WV
 

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Date: 8/14/18 12:23 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bertha Campground, Bluestone WMA, Aug 14, 2018
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Date: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 3:20 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Bertha Campground, Bluestone WMA, Aug 14, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Bertha Campground, Bluestone WMA, Summers, West Virginia, US
Aug 14, 2018 12:57 PM - 2:03 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: 2 of the three bald eagles were unsuccessful when they tried
to take a fish away from the osprey.
The Bald Eagle Protection Act was passed on this day in 1940.
24 species

Canada Goose 107
Wood Duck 14
Mallard 23
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Great Blue Heron 9
Great Egret 3
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 3 immatures
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
American Crow 10
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 5
American Goldfinch 3
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 3

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV

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Date: 8/14/18 9:32 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: Ohio county birds
On morning walk across my farm (just West of West Liberty) saw the following:RavenTurkeyCoopers hawkRed tailed hawkRed shouldered hawkMourning doveYellow billed cuckooBlack billed cuckooRed bellied woodpeckerFlickerPeweeWhite eyed vireoRed eyed vireoBlue jayCrow Barn swallowC. ChickadeeTitmouseWhite breasted nuthatchHouse wrenCarolina wrenRobinCatbirdWaxwingYellowthroatField sparrowSong sparrowTowheeCardinalIndigo buntingBaltimore orioleGoldfinchHouse sparrowOther than the ravin, all are what one expects, ravin is new for the area, probably from the Bethany Ravins,Paul McKay,Ohio County
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Date: 8/14/18 8:17 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Double treat
As if the lovely cool temps this morning weren't reason enough to make
for a great dog walk we got another treat at 7:15.  A Barred Owl left
its perch near the road and landed on a bare branch, looking back at
us.  What a perfect pose!  This was the first one I have seen in the
little subdivision next door.   Yesterday, in the same area, what looked
like two butterflies sparring in the air turned out to be a pair of
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers.  Then they joined the others hiding in the shrubs.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 8/14/18 6:44 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Blizzards Gate Road low, Harman, WV, Aug 14, 2018
On our foggy walk up the mountain this morning, we saw even more
hummingbirds on the bank of jewelweed that lines the road. We suspect there
were even more than the 20 counted. It was foggy, damp and chilly. The sun
hadn't even burned through the fog. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County


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Date: Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 9:36 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Blizzards Gate Road low, Harman, WV, Aug 14, 2018
To: <hesemyers...>


Blizzards Gate Road low, Harman, WV, Randolph, West Virginia, US
Aug 14, 2018 7:15 AM - 8:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
Comments: Foggy. 55 degrees
12 species (+1 other taxa)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 20
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 1
Gray Catbird 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47840762

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Date: 8/13/18 6:41 pm
From: Wilma <wjar...>
Subject: Eastern screech-owl
Heard screech-owl calling when I was in yard a little earlier.

Wilma Jarrell
Wileyville
Wetzel County

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 8/13/18 12:50 pm
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Common Grackle with odd disease (Tucker)
Hi, all,



Among the dozens of Common Grackles at my feeders, one just appeared with
large, red, featherless swelling where its undertail coverts should be.



I've never seen this before. Does anyone know anything about this condition?



Thanks!

Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 8/13/18 8:25 am
From: Rankin, Gary <rankin...>
Subject: Caspian tern and Little Blue Heron
Mike Griffith, Janet Keating and I spent yesterday morning birding Green Bottom WMA, Robert C. Byrd Locks & Dam and Gallipolis Ferry. The only noteworthy sightings were at RCBL&D wee we spotted a Caspian Tern flying upriver, an immature Little Blue Heron at the Goose ponds and a Herring Gull flying over the fish hatchery. Lots of Wood Ducks at Green Bottom and Osprey noted at all three sights. Mike and I also spotted an adult Bald Eagle near Lesage.

Gary O. Rankin
Lavalette, WV
Wayne Co.
 

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Date: 8/13/18 7:38 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: meteor birding
We had a good meteor show last evening 10:30-12:30 and then it started
clouding up. 1 barred owl and a chorus of coyotes.

Yesterday, between storms of rain, hail and thunder we saw 2 immature and 1
adult bald eagles in the Hinton area. Finished up with 2.5" rain and no
power for 5 1/2 hours.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 8/13/18 5:16 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: New Property Bird
I just looked out toward our feeder and saw a warbler. It was an immature
Chestnut-sided Warbler. Then into my view popped a Worm-eating Warbler. It
sat on a bare branch right off our deck. I did get a blurry photo to prove
it. The latter warbler is a first for our property here in Harman. Neat.

The immature Eastern Towhee continues to feed at our feeder. It is getting
braver chasing the other birds away. Herb Myers, Randolph County
 

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Date: 8/12/18 6:05 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: meteor birding
Watched the night sky this morning between 4:30 and 5:00. Saw 5 meteors and
heard 3 barred owls before the fog started to roll in.
Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 8/11/18 1:10 pm
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Footprints
Yesterday morning on our walk I saw a female Turkey on the right side of
the road and then disappear downhill.   Another hen followed her. The
third hen stayed on the left side and then disappeared into the stilt
grass.  Just got a glimpse of a couple of poults with her.   We
continued to walk, me continuing to look for her.  If my dog hadn't
stopped I would not have noticed the wet  footprints on the asphalt
where the two adults had crossed the road.  I've seen their footprints
in the snow or mud but never as a result of dew.   A doe and her fawn
were standing in the road farther down and were watching the hens as well.

This morning we saw the three hens and three poults in the same area of
the subdivision.

As of last week the Goldfinches, a Titmouse and female Baltimore Oriole
were still gathering dog hair for nesting material.  One evening there
were three Balt. Oriole youngsters at the birdbath with their parent.  A
couple of Blue-gray Gnatcatchers also seem to be hanging out here on a
regular basis.  The special bird was a Yellow Warbler.   It was in the
birdbath and later on I watched it catch a small white moth.

There have been some House Finches with swollen and crusty eyes on the
feeder tray so I've stopped putting seed out.  They don't go for the
peanut suet dough on the tray for the woodpeckers and bluebirds.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 8/11/18 8:48 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Greater White-fronted Goose gone; Pleasants County Park warblers
The goose found 3 days ago at the St. Marys Marina in Pleasants County was
nowhere to be found this morning. 146 Canada Geese and 7 Killdeers were
consolation prizes.

At the nearby Pleasants County Park I spent 1 hour and 40 minutes at the
top of the hill near the cemetery and shelters 7-9, finding a surprising 28
species including:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird--2
Pileated Woodpecker--1
Eastern Wood-Pewee--2
White-eyed Vireo--2
Red-eyed Vireo--5
Eastern Bluebird--2
Brown Thrasher--1
Hooded Warbler--1
Blue-winged Warbler--1
Kentucky Warbler--1
Chipping Sparrow--6
Scarlet Tanager--2

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 8/10/18 11:02 am
From: Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Bald Eagle
OOOOOPS    Forgot

We did have ONE immature Bald Eagle on  Fish Pond Road




Diane Holsinger
 

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Date: 8/10/18 10:37 am
From: Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Birding Moorefield & surrounding areas
Kathy Jane & I birded Moorefield area yesterday  
Hot Humid but what to expect in Aug

Birds
Red Head WoodpeckerBlue GrosbeakSavannah Sparrow  JuvenileBlack VultureIndigo Bunting quite a few

NO Eagles  HUHHHH


Diane Holsinger 
 

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Date: 8/10/18 10:03 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: McClintic WMA--Great Egrets, Prothonotary Warbler
About 2 hours late this morning yielded the following highlights from the 3
largest ponds.

Mute Swan--1 adult, continuing bird
Wood Duck--30
Mallard--5
Great Blue Heron--2
Great Egret--4
Green Heron--5
Red-shouldered Hawk--2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo--1
Eastern Kingbird--9
White-eyed Vireo--7
Cliff Swallow--2
Prothonotary Warbler--1

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 8/10/18 5:45 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: House Finches
We have about six House Finches at our feeder. So far none have shown
evidence of eye disease. I'm hoping that maybe they are developing
resistance, but I'll keep an eye out for it. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph
County
 

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Date: 8/9/18 4:29 pm
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: Today's MBC outing
Today's Mountwood Bird Club outing to the Sandy Creek Backwater and
surrounding area was attended by Nancy Cornes, Barb Hohman, Lucine Wright,
Jeanette & Dick Esker, Terry Bronson and I. We birded Northwest Drive, the
Sandy Creek Backwater, Belleville Wetlands, and Belleville Lock & Dam.

Birds: "*" = highlight

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
*Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
*American Coot
Killdeer
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
*Great Egret
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
*Osprey
*Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
*Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
*American Kestrel
*Peregrine Falcon - seen by Terry Bronson on Pkb-Belpre Bridge early. Not
there for me in P.M.
*Willow Flycatcher
*Eastern Phoebe
*Eastern Kingbird
Blue Jay
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
*Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Common Yellowthroat
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
*Summer Tanager
Northern Cardinal
*Indigo Bunting
Common Grackle

I may have missed a couple.

Jon Benedetti
Wood County, WV
 

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Date: 8/9/18 9:16 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Peregrine Falcons on Ohio River bridges
Today, Aug. 9, there was a Peregrine on the Parkersburg-Bel Pre, OH bridge
in Wood County.

On Aug. 7 there was another on the St. Marys-Newport, OH bridge in
Pleasants County.

Both are locations where this species has been seen several times and has
likely nested.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 8/8/18 7:08 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: "Bad" bird photos needed - moth photos too
Hello All,

I am to present a program for a local nature club in Pittsburgh next May, and I plan on doing the program about birding by feel and impression, rather than by long looks and perfect photos.

What I am looking for are "bad" photos of birds that anyone has taken (blurry, backlit, flying out of frame, etc.) that anyone might be willing to donate for use in my slide show. I have already checked with a couple of good photographers that I know, but have struck out so far as they didn't keep their bad photos. I can give credit on my slides, or I can not give credit, if you don't want people to see your name in relation to an unfortunate photo. I'd prefer photos of reasonably-indemic species for the tri-state area (think Cooper's Hawk, Hooded Warbler, Henslow's Sparrow, rather than Roseate Spoonbill, Varied Bunting or Brown Pelican).

I have Dropbox, if you have more than you care to email, or you can just email me photos off-list.

Also, I am learning moths and am looking for more stuff to try to ID, so if anyone who doesn't already ID moths has photos, or take photos you'd like me to attempt to ID, I'd be happy to receive them.

Thanks a bunch!

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA - <wvwarblers...>
 

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Date: 8/7/18 7:59 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Photos of Greater White-fronted Goose
See the following eBird checklist. Comments welcome.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47706163

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 8/7/18 7:38 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Greater White-fronted Goose or hybrid in Pleasants County
At the St. Mary's Marina with the resident Mallard flock. Looks like a pure
bird, but obviously way out of season. I got some photos to include later
on my eBird posting.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 8/7/18 6:46 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Lake Shore Trail, Pipestem S.P., Aug 6, 2018
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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 9:24 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Lake Shore Trail, Pipestem S.P., Aug 6, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Lake Shore Trail, Pipestem S.P., Summers, West Virginia, US
Aug 6, 2018 10:11 AM - 12:07 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Nice little stand of rattlesnake plantain. Some cardinal
flower, spotted jewelweed & Indian tobacco.
23 species

Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Ovenbird 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 2

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47704979

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

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Date: 8/6/18 2:47 pm
From: Jon Little <littlejon48...>
Subject: Pine Siskin / Spruce Knob
We came upon a single Pine Siskin today, very near the top of Spruce Knob.
It perched on the top of a spruce tree near the road and kept looking around
like it was looking for it's buddies, then flew off. We'll be posting pics
on e-Bird shortly. Weather up there was awesome, if a bit hazy.



Jon & BJ Little

Winchester, VA
 

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Date: 8/6/18 9:15 am
From: Andy Weaks <awboat...>
Subject: Re: kingbird question
Cool, but not weasel riding woodpecker cool

On Mon, Aug 6, 2018 at 11:05 AM, Jim Triplett <jtrippy...> wrote:

> Cowboys of the ski! Giddyup Cowboy
>
> > On Aug 6, 2018, at 10:44 AM, Comcast <pep4223...> wrote:
> >
> > I was fortunate to witness this amazing spectacle of a kingbird riding
> on the back of a hawk once in my lifetime. You can find photos on the
> internet that others have posted. Just amazing!
> >
> > Birdmom
> > Jefferson County, WV
> >
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> >> On Aug 6, 2018, at 8:22 AM, James Phillips <
> <jimandjudyphillips...> wrote:
> >>
> >> Over the weekend, we watched a red-tailed hawk get attacked by 2 eastern
> >> kingbirds as well as some gangs of swallows when he it passed into their
> >> territory. Both kingbirds were dive bombing as usual, when all of a
> sudden
> >> one landed on the back of the flying hawk. It remained on the back of
> the
> >> raptor for nearly a minute.
> >> We had never seen this happen before, so I was wondering if anyone else
> has
> >> had a similar experience with kingbirds?
> >> Jim & Judy Phillips
> >> Summers County
> >> Pipestem, WV
>
 

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Date: 8/6/18 8:05 am
From: Jim Triplett <jtrippy...>
Subject: Re: kingbird question
Cowboys of the ski! Giddyup Cowboy

> On Aug 6, 2018, at 10:44 AM, Comcast <pep4223...> wrote:
>
> I was fortunate to witness this amazing spectacle of a kingbird riding on the back of a hawk once in my lifetime. You can find photos on the internet that others have posted. Just amazing!
>
> Birdmom
> Jefferson County, WV
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 6, 2018, at 8:22 AM, James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> wrote:
>>
>> Over the weekend, we watched a red-tailed hawk get attacked by 2 eastern
>> kingbirds as well as some gangs of swallows when he it passed into their
>> territory. Both kingbirds were dive bombing as usual, when all of a sudden
>> one landed on the back of the flying hawk. It remained on the back of the
>> raptor for nearly a minute.
>> We had never seen this happen before, so I was wondering if anyone else has
>> had a similar experience with kingbirds?
>> Jim & Judy Phillips
>> Summers County
>> Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 8/6/18 7:44 am
From: Comcast <pep4223...>
Subject: Re: kingbird question
I was fortunate to witness this amazing spectacle of a kingbird riding on the back of a hawk once in my lifetime. You can find photos on the internet that others have posted. Just amazing!

Birdmom
Jefferson County, WV


Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 6, 2018, at 8:22 AM, James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> wrote:
>
> Over the weekend, we watched a red-tailed hawk get attacked by 2 eastern
> kingbirds as well as some gangs of swallows when he it passed into their
> territory. Both kingbirds were dive bombing as usual, when all of a sudden
> one landed on the back of the flying hawk. It remained on the back of the
> raptor for nearly a minute.
> We had never seen this happen before, so I was wondering if anyone else has
> had a similar experience with kingbirds?
> Jim & Judy Phillips
> Summers County
> Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 8/6/18 7:42 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: Ohio county raven

I just stepped out to my car (just south west of west liberty ) heard a raven's call, looked up and sure enough one was circling above my head, way up there but very good glimpsePaul mckay

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 8/6/18 7:06 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Fwd: Re: kingbird question
I witnessed this as well several years ago. At first you I didn't
believe my eyes. When they were coming towards me it looked like those
tandem parachute jumpers. A friend sent me an article with photo from
the Denver Post of a western Kingbird on a Red-tailed Hawk, assuring me
it had not been a figment of my imagination.

Bruni

Charles Town, WV


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Subject: Re: kingbird question
Date: Mon, 6 Aug 2018 12:36:45 +0000
From: Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...>
Reply-To: Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...>
To: <WV-BIRD...>



Good morning Jim,

I observed the same activity on Friday afternoon while at work. I attempted to get photos but have not downloaded as yet. If any of them are worthy of posting I will let you know. I noticed a Red-tailed perched on top of an utility pole when upon my approach it flew. As it passed behind me a pair of Kingbirds became excited and one took off in pursuit of the hawk. It maintained a position that kept if close to the nape of the hawk. Two separate times it actually came to rest on the back of the raptor and was briefly riding on its back! This all took place within a distance of about 150 yards.


Wade Snyder

Jefferson County

Shenandoah Junction


<http://aka.ms/weboutlook>


________________________________
From: Audubon birding discussion for WV <WV-BIRD...> on behalf of James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 8:22 AM
To: <WV-BIRD...>
Subject: kingbird question

Over the weekend, we watched a red-tailed hawk get attacked by 2 eastern
kingbirds as well as some gangs of swallows when he it passed into their
territory. Both kingbirds were dive bombing as usual, when all of a sudden
one landed on the back of the flying hawk. It remained on the back of the
raptor for nearly a minute.
We had never seen this happen before, so I was wondering if anyone else has
had a similar experience with kingbirds?
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 8/6/18 5:49 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Surprise Bird
Birds never cease to surprise me. This morning there was a Louisiana
Waterthrush singing below our labyrinth along Horse Camp Run. I haven't
heard one there since late spring or very early summer. It was calling and
singing as it moved downstream. The only other warbler on our walk was a
Common Yellowthroat.

A Broad-winged Hawk is hanging around which may be why some of the other
birds are quieter as well as it being August. We again saw at least 15
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds on the jewelweed again this morning. They are so
hard to count as they dash and chase around. I'm sure we are undercounting
them. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 8/6/18 5:36 am
From: Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...>
Subject: Re: kingbird question
Good morning Jim,

I observed the same activity on Friday afternoon while at work. I attempted to get photos but have not downloaded as yet. If any of them are worthy of posting I will let you know. I noticed a Red-tailed perched on top of an utility pole when upon my approach it flew. As it passed behind me a pair of Kingbirds became excited and one took off in pursuit of the hawk. It maintained a position that kept if close to the nape of the hawk. Two separate times it actually came to rest on the back of the raptor and was briefly riding on its back! This all took place within a distance of about 150 yards.


Wade Snyder

Jefferson County

Shenandoah Junction


<http://aka.ms/weboutlook>


________________________________
From: Audubon birding discussion for WV <WV-BIRD...> on behalf of James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 8:22 AM
To: <WV-BIRD...>
Subject: kingbird question

Over the weekend, we watched a red-tailed hawk get attacked by 2 eastern
kingbirds as well as some gangs of swallows when he it passed into their
territory. Both kingbirds were dive bombing as usual, when all of a sudden
one landed on the back of the flying hawk. It remained on the back of the
raptor for nearly a minute.
We had never seen this happen before, so I was wondering if anyone else has
had a similar experience with kingbirds?
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 8/6/18 5:36 am
From: Betsy Reeder <ereeder44...>
Subject: Re: kingbird question
Not me! That's pretty cool, although I'm not sure what the kingbird thought he/she was accomplishing. Maybe just being REALLY obnoxious.

Have any of you ever seen baby mockers fledge about a week apart. I've had 3 do that, with their little stumps of tails. One a week.


________________________________
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Sent: Monday, August 6, 2018 8:22 AM
To: wvbird; Betsy; Sharyn Ogden; Rodney Davis; Brian Hirt
Subject: kingbird question

Over the weekend, we watched a red-tailed hawk get attacked by 2 eastern kingbirds as well as some gangs of swallows when he it passed into their territory. Both kingbirds were dive bombing as usual, when all of a sudden one landed on the back of the flying hawk. It remained on the back of the raptor for nearly a minute.
We had never seen this happen before, so I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience with kingbirds?
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 8/6/18 5:22 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: kingbird question
Over the weekend, we watched a red-tailed hawk get attacked by 2 eastern
kingbirds as well as some gangs of swallows when he it passed into their
territory. Both kingbirds were dive bombing as usual, when all of a sudden
one landed on the back of the flying hawk. It remained on the back of the
raptor for nearly a minute.
We had never seen this happen before, so I was wondering if anyone else has
had a similar experience with kingbirds?
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 8/5/18 4:05 pm
From: David Bridge <bridgedavid...>
Subject: Common Mergansers on the South Branch of the Potomac River
On August 4, 2018, I was traveling north on US220 the Petersburg Pike around 4:20pm
We were perhaps a half mile north of Ruddle where the road closely parallels the
South Branch of the Potomac River (which is on the right).
This is an area where there are two iron bridges crossing the river to the east.
We noted several unidentified ducks in the river, turning around and slowly retrace our route,
we count 18 female plumaged Common Mergansers.
None of them looked like young or half grown; but this number of birds at this time of year
suggests local breeding to me.

David Bridge
Alexandria, VA
 

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Date: 8/5/18 2:01 pm
From: Jim Triplett <jtrippy...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Kimsey Run Lake, Aug 4, 2018
Bev and I birded Kimsey Run Lake yesterday chasing the Blue Grosbeak that Darrell Good had seen a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to Bev’s sharp eyes we were able to photograph. The highlight was watching a female Red-winged Blackbird feeding her fledgelings that we supposed must have fledged within the last day or so. At one point we watched her steal a caterpillar from praying mantis and take it to one of young. I took pictures of the event and posted on ebird. A lot of youngins about.

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Kimsey Run Lake, Aug 4, 2018
> Date: August 5, 2018 at 4:50:42 PM EDT
> To: <jimtrippy...>
>
> Kimsey Run Lake, Hardy, West Virginia, US
> Aug 4, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Jim and Bev Triplett
> 16 species
>
> Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4
> Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 6
> Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 6
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
> Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
> Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
> Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 4
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2
> Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1
> Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
> Blue Grosbeak (Passerina caerulea) 3
> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 5 Female feeding fledgelings. She took a caterpillar from a praying mantis to feed her young. See photo.
> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 6
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47672267
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 8/5/18 1:54 pm
From: Jim Triplett <jtrippy...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Parker Hollow Dam, Aug 4, 2018
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Parker Hollow Dam, Aug 4, 2018
> Date: August 5, 2018 at 4:21:06 PM EDT
> To: <jimtrippy...>
>
> Parker Hollow Dam, Hardy, West Virginia, US
> Aug 4, 2018 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: Jim and Bev Triplett
> 9 species
>
> Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 1
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3
> Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 15
> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 10
> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47671747
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 8/5/18 11:30 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Sunday Morning
This morning we headed to the Laurel Fork Wilderness to explore. As we left
our house, a Great Blue Heron flew out of Horse Camp Run, where our
neighbor boy has put some trout behind a dam he had made, and flew right
under the small bridge we were crossing. That was a first for us here and a
good, exciting omen to start the day.

As we headed along the ridge of Middle Mountain, Hermit Thrushes serenaded
us on both sides of the road. We stopped to listen to this holy music. I
also heard a late Black-throated Green Warbler singing.

When we descended and arrived at the wilderness campground, Black-capped
Chickadees and Red-breasted Nuthatches fed in the evergreen trees above us.
I was surprised to see the nuthatches repeatedly flycatching. I had to look
twice to be certain they weren't flycatchers they were so good at it. A
Magnolia Warbler appeared in a shrub right in front of us.

We hiked the Laurel Fork Trail a short way and came upon an active beaver
area along Laurel Fork. Eastern Phoebes fed from a large dead tree in the
boggy area while male American Goldfinches decorated the branches. A Belted
Kingfisher was even in that isolated area.

As we left the campground and headed up toward the Sinks of Gandy, a Winter
Wren sang its most beautiful song along a tumbling mountain stream. When we
drove past the Sinks and down the mountain, we saw at least three American
Kestrels in the high meadows. It was a nice way to end a good morning. Herb
Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 8/4/18 4:33 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: CVNWR
This morning I went on Casey Rucker's summer bird walk at the refuge in
Canaan Valley. There were over 100 Canada Geese accumulating in the field
across from the boardwalk. As we walked down the boardwalk, a flock of
Canada Geese flew toward us from the Timberline area heading toward the
field. Casey exclaimed, "There is a white one - possibly an albino." As
they passed by us, it was clear that the white one was much larger than the
Canada Geese. It appeared to be a swan. Before long the swan had turned
around and was headed back toward Timberline. We were pretty certain that
it was a Mute Swan as a Trumpeter Swan would be much more unlikely in this
area.

When I arrived at the refuge visitor center to open up, the phone was
ringing. Some of the people on our walk were staying in Timberline. On
their way back, they spotted "a large, white bird" on Spruce Island Lake. I
hurried over with my binoculars and camera. I confirmed it was a Mute Swan
and got some photos. Fun!

Back on the boardwalk, we had an encounter with a small, lanky, furry
mammal. It was likely a young weasel. For a few minutes, it ran around us
quite closely and frolicked as if it wanted to play. It clearly had not
developed much fear of humans. It was very active and didn't pause long for
photos.

It was a good, fun morning with a nice number and variety of birds for
August - certainly not the doldrums. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
from Tucker County
 

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Date: 8/4/18 3:22 pm
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Mute Swan (Tucker)
Hi, all,



This morning during our bird walk at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge,
one of many small flocks of Canada Geese that were flying in to the field
across from the refuge included a noticeably larger, all-white individual
that turned out to be a Mute Swan. The bird did a u-turn when it saw that
the field was the flock's destination, and headed back north. We suspected
it was headed for one of the lakes at Timberline and, sure enough, a report
came later confirming it.



We saw several Green Herons, dozens of Savannah Sparrows, and many, many
juveniles.



In the yard Downy Woodpecker, Wood Thrush and House Wrens are the latest
babies to appear.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 8/3/18 11:03 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Mystery Bird
We just had an interesting bird eating sunflower seeds (shelled) at our
feeder. It was nervous and initially seemed uncertain what the platform
feeder was about or how to access it. It remained hyper-alert and fled when
a group goldfinches descended on the feeder. It was the size of a towhee
and mostly brown. It had a streaked breast and a white patch at the base of
its primaries much like a Black-throated Blue Warbler has. The underside of
its tail showed extensive white which it displayed when it flew. It was a
juvenile Eastern Towhee as confirmed by a similar photo in the National
Geographic Complete Birds of North America. This is a fun and challenging
time with new life springing forth that does not look exactly like mom or
dad yet. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 8/2/18 7:09 pm
From: pep4223 <pep4223...>
Subject: Belted Kingfisher successful breeding, Green Heron - historic Claymont mansion property, Jefferson County
Today before the heavy rain, KC Walters and I were doing some Grassland Birds Initiative monitoring, and we found 3 Belted Kingfishers sitting on the wire over the wetland at the historic Claymont mansion property. They were in very close proximity to each other, and looked like 2 adults and a juvenile. How wonderful! I know they are present on the property, but knowing they are most likely breeding is very exciting.


A Green Heron vocalized it's sharp piercing "skelk" call also. Good to know they have a presence. There were many Tree Swallows flocking up as well.


I believe I mentioned this breeding season that the PVAS chimney swift tower on the Claymont property had it's 4th successful breeding year. This years nest can be seen by looking up inside the tower from the bottom through the screen opening. So for the tower being up for 4 years, we never missed a breeding season. As the realtor's say, "location, location, location."


BIRDMOM

Jefferson County, WV
 

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Date: 8/2/18 6:54 pm
From: Darrell Good <darzgood...>
Subject: Swallow Flock
The swallows around here are starting to gather up in flocks. I saw flock
of what I estimated to be ~600 birds (mainly Tree Swallows) just down the
road from our house this evening. Here is the eBird checklist with some
photos

duck sp. 9
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2 Sallying out for insects
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
Tree Swallow 540 Estimate. A mixed swallow flock of ~600 birds. The
vast majority were TRES, but about 10% were BARS. There were a few BANS
mixed in, but I didn't see or hear any CLSW or NRWS.
Bank Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 60
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47614298

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


Darrell Good
Hardy County
Baker, WV
 

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Date: 8/2/18 8:54 am
From: Janet Keating <janet.ovec...>
Subject: Re: Snowy Owl reports for winter 2017-18
Hi Joey.

The Mason County Snowy Owl was found on New Year’s Day by David Patick, Mike Griffith, Gary Rankin and I (Janet Keating).

Janet

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 2, 2018, at 00:29, Joey Herron <0000002ee8843fb4-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
> I'm just finishing up an article for the Redstart on this winter's invasion.I may be missing some reports, but I need to know when the Mason County bird was found and by whom.Also, the Jefferson County owl.....first report and by whom.There was also a Preston county report.......who and when?
> I have the Harrison, Marion, Wood, Hardy, Monongalia county reports and an extensive write-up on the captured owl from Vienna.
> Any other reports would be appreciated. Email them to me <ASAP.....wvsawwhet...>
>
> Thanks.
> Joey HerronFairmont WVMarion County
 

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Date: 8/1/18 9:29 pm
From: Joey Herron <0000002ee8843fb4-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Snowy Owl reports for winter 2017-18
Hi All,
I'm just finishing up an article for the Redstart on this winter's invasion.I may be missing some reports, but I need to know when the Mason County bird was found and by whom.Also, the Jefferson County owl.....first report and by whom.There was also a Preston county report.......who and when?
I have the Harrison, Marion, Wood, Hardy, Monongalia county reports and an extensive write-up on the captured owl from Vienna.
Any other reports would be appreciated. Email them to me <ASAP.....wvsawwhet...>

Thanks.
Joey HerronFairmont WVMarion County
 

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Date: 8/1/18 5:35 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Mouth of the Bluestone, Bluestone S.P., Aug 1, 2018
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 8:28 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Mouth of the Bluestone, Bluestone S.P., Aug 1, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Mouth of the Bluestone, Bluestone S.P., Summers, West Virginia, US
Aug 1, 2018 10:55 AM - 11:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
17 species

Canada Goose 47
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 17
Bald Eagle 2 juveniles
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 1

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47594511

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

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Date: 8/1/18 5:34 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Arboretum to Long Branch Lake, Pipestem S.P., Pipestem, WV, Aug 1, 2018
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, Aug 1, 2018 at 8:23 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Arboretum to Long Branch Lake, Pipestem S.P.,
Pipestem, WV, Aug 1, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Arboretum to Long Branch Lake, Pipestem S.P., Pipestem, WV, Summers, West
Virginia, US
Aug 1, 2018 9:50 AM - 10:31 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
18 species

Osprey 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 1
American Goldfinch 2

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47594404

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

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Date: 8/1/18 4:41 pm
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Early Warning
Birders need to be aware that Sunday hunting will now be legal in WV's State Forests, Wildlife Management Areas, National Forests, National Park Service lands, and National Wildlife Refuges.

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 8/1/18 4:31 pm
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Flocking Behavior
In reference to Herb Myers observation of flocking behavior, in this part of the state, the Carolina Chickadees, Tufted Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatches, along with vireo species, and other summer residents are definitely flocking. To my mind, this phase marks the end (mostly) of breeding season and the beginning of migratory and winter season behavior.

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 8/1/18 2:28 pm
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: How sweet it is...
This afternoon two Pileateds were on the window tray.  There wasn't a
huge difference in size.  Then I noticed that the eye ring of the
smaller one  was grey instead of yellow.  A quick Google check confirmed
that it was an immature.  If the little female shows up again I'll be
sure to check her eyes.

A while later I was thrilled to see the father facing his offspring and
feeding him.  I never expected to be lucky enough to have them bring
their youngsters, the way the smaller birds do. Buying a case of peanut
suet dough in July sounds crazy but is so worth it if it puts these
handsome creatures right outside the window.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 8/1/18 12:11 pm
From: Janet Keating <janet.ovec...>
Subject: Re: Sparrow Sp.
Mike Griffith and are thinking it’s a Great Crested Flycatcher—we’re out birding & saw your post.

Janet Keating

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 1, 2018, at 13:20, Richard Gregg <greggra...> wrote:
>
> Does anybody have enough experience to positively identify the "Sparrow Species” as shown in the attached eBird Observation?
>
> My field notes had it listed as a Lincoln’s Sparrow but they would be rare at this time of year. The photos show thin streaks without a central spot, a very light breast band and weak malar stripes.
>
> Rick Gregg
> Kanawha Co., WV
>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>> From: <ebird-checklist...>
>> Subject: eBird Report - Marmet Lock and Dam, Jul 28, 2018
>> Date: August 1, 2018 at 12:53:49 PM EDT
>> To: <greggra...>
>>
>> Marmet Lock and Dam, Kanawha, West Virginia, US
>> Jul 28, 2018 11:18 AM - 4:08 PM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 1.4 mile(s)
>> Comments: Mostly cloudy, 55%. Breezes. Around 68F (+/-). Kanawha River has normal level but is very milky in the Winfield Pool. Distance is from the path as taken from Google Earth maps.
>> 23 species (+1 other taxa)
>>
>> Green Heron 1
>> Turkey Vulture 2
>> Osprey 1
>> Red-tailed Hawk 1
>> Killdeer 2
>> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 12
>> Mourning Dove 16
>> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
>> Great Crested Flycatcher 2 There were at least two in the tree canopy.
>> Eastern Kingbird 2
>> American Crow 1
>> Barn Swallow 3
>> Carolina Wren 2
>> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
>> American Robin 2
>> Gray Catbird 7 Never saw more than (2) at any one time but listed the sightings which were far apart.
>> Northern Mockingbird 2
>> European Starling 2
>> Yellow Warbler 1
>> Song Sparrow 8
>> sparrow sp. 1 My field notes has this listed as a Lincoln's Sparrow but they are "rare" at this time. Possibly an immature SOSP?
>> Northern Cardinal 2
>> Red-winged Blackbird 2
>> American Goldfinch 6
>>
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47584747
>>
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 8/1/18 10:20 am
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Sparrow Sp.
Does anybody have enough experience to positively identify the "Sparrow Species” as shown in the attached eBird Observation?

My field notes had it listed as a Lincoln’s Sparrow but they would be rare at this time of year. The photos show thin streaks without a central spot, a very light breast band and weak malar stripes.

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV

> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Marmet Lock and Dam, Jul 28, 2018
> Date: August 1, 2018 at 12:53:49 PM EDT
> To: <greggra...>
>
> Marmet Lock and Dam, Kanawha, West Virginia, US
> Jul 28, 2018 11:18 AM - 4:08 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.4 mile(s)
> Comments: Mostly cloudy, 55%. Breezes. Around 68F (+/-). Kanawha River has normal level but is very milky in the Winfield Pool. Distance is from the path as taken from Google Earth maps.
> 23 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Green Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Osprey 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Killdeer 2
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 12
> Mourning Dove 16
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 2 There were at least two in the tree canopy.
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> American Crow 1
> Barn Swallow 3
> Carolina Wren 2
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> American Robin 2
> Gray Catbird 7 Never saw more than (2) at any one time but listed the sightings which were far apart.
> Northern Mockingbird 2
> European Starling 2
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Song Sparrow 8
> sparrow sp. 1 My field notes has this listed as a Lincoln's Sparrow but they are "rare" at this time. Possibly an immature SOSP?
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
> American Goldfinch 6
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47584747
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 7/31/18 5:18 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Mercer County Landfill, Jul 31, 2018
We take our household trash to the Mercer County Landfill between Princeton
and Bluefield and have done an e-bird list each time for the last 4 years.
Usually, we go late morning or early afternoon. Today, we went later in the
day, just before they closed and were surprised to find record numbers for
the vultures and ravens.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 8:11 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Mercer County Landfill, Jul 31, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Mercer County Landfill, Mercer, West Virginia, US
Jul 31, 2018 4:33 PM - 4:43 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: 78 degrees, sunny
6 species

Black Vulture 42 highest count we have had here in 4 years
Turkey Vulture 105 highest count we have had here in 4 years
American Crow 50
Common Raven 30 highest count we have had here in 4 years
European Starling 220
American Goldfinch 1

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47572572

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Date: 7/31/18 2:36 pm
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Caught in the act
I was admiring the Silvery Checkerspot butterfly on a low echinacea when
out of nowhere a Housewren popped up and snatched it.  Guess they don't
limit themselves to caterpillars.  There were two Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
in the old dogwood getting insects and tiny little moths on the wing. 
They have been here for three days.  A Great Crested also joined the party.

Two male Pileateds were on the tray eating suet.  One seems a bit
smaller so may be a youngster.  The adult left and flew into the walnut
tree to join a female.   How nice that they brought their offspring.   
He's not a bit scared when he sees me in the kitchen.  It really is fun
to see all the baby Bluebirds, Downy woodpeckers, etc.  come to the tray
all by themselves.

Finally got a picture of a strange looking male Cardinal.  You can see
two big holes on the side of his head which I assume are ears.  He must
be molting.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 7/31/18 11:36 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Blizzards Gate Road low, Harman, WV, Jul 31, 2018
On our walk up the mountain, there is a stretch of jewelweed. This morning
there were at least 15 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds feeding and chasing among
the blossoms. It was a treat watching them.

Then we had our first evidence of flocking behavior. First came at least 3
chickadees followed by a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Chestnut-sided Warbler,
Black-and-white Warbler, Common Yellowthroats and two other warblers that
we could not identify. I think one was a Northern Parula. They moved
through the brush and thick foliage and were difficult to see.

Last we heard a Blue Jay pretending to be a Red-tailed Hawk singing
falsetto. It was quite a musical morning for the very end of July. Herb
Myers, Harman, Randolph County

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 2:28 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Blizzards Gate Road low, Harman, WV, Jul 31, 2018
To: <hesemyers...>


Blizzards Gate Road low, Harman, WV, Randolph, West Virginia, US
Jul 31, 2018 7:40 AM - 8:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
22 species

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 15 feeding on jewelweed along the mountain
road
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 1 Sounding like a high-pitched Red-tailed Hawk
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 8
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 1
American Goldfinch 6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47566376

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Date: 7/31/18 10:59 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - 24712 Athens, WV, Jul 30, 2018
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 1:12 PM
Subject: eBird Report - 24712 Athens, WV, Jul 30, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


24712 Athens, WV, Mercer, West Virginia, US
Jul 30, 2018 11:20 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: CU campus to P.O.
21 species

Turkey Vulture 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 15
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 8
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 10
Song Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 4
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 27

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47565034

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Date: 7/29/18 8:58 am
From: Jim Triplett <jtrippy...>
Subject: Re: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh
Birds of Kanawha Valley, J Lawrence. A.S. Morgan had a specimen in his collection that was shot on the Coal River in July 1928.


> On Jul 27, 2018, at 10:12 PM, Cynthia D. Ellis <cdellis...> wrote:
>
> http://www.brooksbirdclub.org/uploads/5/2/8/3/52832773/2018_wvrec_3-8-18.pdf <http://www.brooksbirdclub.org/uploads/5/2/8/3/52832773/2018_wvrec_3-8-18.pdf>
 

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Date: 7/29/18 6:13 am
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: Williamstown Wood Stork- NO
Went to the Williamstown Marsh this morning about 8 a.m. Joyce Boone was
there and had been looking for a while. We looked around the pond behind
DaVinci's and the pond behind the Veterinary Hospital for about an hour.

We DID NOT find the Stork.

Jon Benedetti
Vienna, WV
Wood County
 

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Date: 7/28/18 1:41 pm
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: Wood Stork not seen this afternoon
Folks looked for the Wood Stork at the Williamstown Marsh from about
1:00 to 4:15 .m. today. It was not seen during that time.

The last time I know it was seen was 10:35 a.m. today.

It may be hiding in some nearby leafy trees or back in the cattails. Or
it may be at another pond/backwater in the area. So folks in Wood County,
and Pleasants Counties in WV, and Washington County, OH, might keep their
eyes peeled for the Wood Stork at other locations.

Jon Benedetti
Wood County, WV
 

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Date: 7/28/18 11:53 am
From: Dallas DiLeo <dileod...>
Subject: Re: Wood Stork
OH BIRDS folks may recall that some years ago - maybe 10? (I'm struggling
to remember if I was driving my Saturn wagon or my dad's Honda sedan) -
when 3 juv Wood Storks dropped in to a little meander in Coshocton County?
south of Rt 36 in late Aug possibly off course due to hurricane remnants
and
many people visited.

Dallas DiLeo
Pittsburgh

On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 2:14 PM, DAVID PATICK <patick...> wrote:

> A first year Wood Stork was identified on Friday at the Williamstown
> Wetlands and was seen throughout this am, last seen at 1030 this am. Gary
> Rankin, Janet Keating, Mike Griffith and I left early this am from
> Huntington and were fortunate to observe the bird from 0830 thru 0940
> today. This was a new WV state bird for all of us. It was a pleasure to
> meet with all the other birders present. Enclosed is links to 2 of my pics.
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/42788899845/in/dateposted/
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/28802520147/in/dateposted/
>
>
> David Patick,
>
> Huntington, WV 25701
>
 

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Date: 7/28/18 11:14 am
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Wood Stork
A first year Wood Stork was identified on Friday at the Williamstown Wetlands and was seen throughout this am, last seen at 1030 this am. Gary Rankin, Janet Keating, Mike Griffith and I left early this am from Huntington and were fortunate to observe the bird from 0830 thru 0940 today. This was a new WV state bird for all of us. It was a pleasure to meet with all the other birders present. Enclosed is links to 2 of my pics.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/42788899845/in/dateposted/


https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/28802520147/in/dateposted/


David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 7/28/18 6:43 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Wood Stork update
Still present at 9:40 and showing well. Many birders and many photos taken.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 7/28/18 3:58 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Re: Neal's Wood Stork pictures
David,

Best viewing from the sidewalk along Route 14--last WV exit on I-77 north
of Parkersburg. About a mile fom I-77 on right. Park behind da Vinci's and
walk back to the sidewalk along the boardwalk. Call me at 304-282-2160 if
you need better directions.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV

On Sat, Jul 28, 2018, 6:48 AM DAVID <patick...> wrote:

> Terry,
>
> What’s the best place to view it?
>
> David
>
> Sent from XFINITY Connect App
>
>
>
> ------ Original Message ------
>
> From: Terry Bronson
> To: <WV-BIRD...>
> Sent: July 28, 2018 at 6:37 AM
> Subject: Re: [WV-BIRD] Neal's Wood Stork pictures
>
> Wood Stork still present at 6:35 am Saturday behind da Vinci's Restaurant
> in Williamstown, WV. Terry Bronson Vienna, WV On Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 10:15
> PM Jon Benedetti wrote: > Neal Hohman sent me a couple Wood Stork photos
> to share. > > Jon >
 

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Date: 7/28/18 3:37 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Re: Neal's Wood Stork pictures
Wood Stork still present at 6:35 am Saturday behind da Vinci's Restaurant
in Williamstown, WV.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV

On Fri, Jul 27, 2018, 10:15 PM Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
wrote:

> Neal Hohman sent me a couple Wood Stork photos to share.
>
> Jon
>
 

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Date: 7/27/18 7:16 pm
From: Cynthia D. Ellis <cdellis...>
Subject: Re: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh
George Hall's book notes Wood stork in 1884, 1890, 1928,1949, and 1973.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Benedetti" <jon.benedetti...>
To: <WV-BIRD...>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2018 9:48:54 PM
Subject: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh

This evening Danny Carpenter found a young Wood Stork in the Williamstown
Marsh behind DaVinci's Restaurant in Williamstown, WV. Nancy Cornes let us
know about it. Several folks got to see it and some photos were taken. It
was still there at dark.

Does anyone on the WVRBC know if this is a bird that needs to be
reported? (Less than 5 records ?)

Jon Benedetti
Wood County, WV

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

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” – Rumi
 

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Date: 7/27/18 7:14 pm
From: Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...>
Subject: Re: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh
Jon, Danny and all,

First off congrats to Danny for a great find! Hopefully it sticks around and many others are able to observe the bird.

As far as the WVBRC is concerned, we would absolutely love to have this bird submitted to us. Historically there are greater than 5 records but it is still on our review list due to the lack of recent sightings. A link to the review list can be found at http://www.brooksbirdclub.org/uploads/5/2/8/3/52832773/2018_wvrec_3-8-18.pdf

Thanks for the report and good luck to all who chase tomorrow!

Joe Hildreth

On Jul 27, 2018, at 9:48 PM, Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...><mailto:<jon.benedetti...>> wrote:

This evening Danny Carpenter found a young Wood Stork in the Williamstown
Marsh behind DaVinci's Restaurant in Williamstown, WV. Nancy Cornes let us
know about it. Several folks got to see it and some photos were taken. It
was still there at dark.

Does anyone on the WVRBC know if this is a bird that needs to be
reported? (Less than 5 records ?)

Jon Benedetti
Wood County, WV
 

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Date: 7/27/18 7:12 pm
From: Cynthia D. Ellis <cdellis...>
Subject: Re: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh
Here is the Review list, Jon. It can be accessed via the Brooks Bird Club website.
http://www.brooksbirdclub.org/uploads/5/2/8/3/52832773/2018_wvrec_3-8-18.pdf

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Benedetti" <jon.benedetti...>
To: <WV-BIRD...>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2018 9:48:54 PM
Subject: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh

This evening Danny Carpenter found a young Wood Stork in the Williamstown
Marsh behind DaVinci's Restaurant in Williamstown, WV. Nancy Cornes let us
know about it. Several folks got to see it and some photos were taken. It
was still there at dark.

Does anyone on the WVRBC know if this is a bird that needs to be
reported? (Less than 5 records ?)

Jon Benedetti
Wood County, WV

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

“Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” – Rumi
 

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Date: 7/27/18 6:48 pm
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: Wood Stork Williamstown Marsh
This evening Danny Carpenter found a young Wood Stork in the Williamstown
Marsh behind DaVinci's Restaurant in Williamstown, WV. Nancy Cornes let us
know about it. Several folks got to see it and some photos were taken. It
was still there at dark.

Does anyone on the WVRBC know if this is a bird that needs to be
reported? (Less than 5 records ?)

Jon Benedetti
Wood County, WV
 

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Date: 7/27/18 11:50 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: The Lunch Bunch
While fixing my sandwich I was admiring all the butterfly activity
outside.  All of a sudden a Great Crested Flycatcher showed up.  Next I
spotted a Nashville Warbler.  This was followed by a female Redstart, a
bird I hadn't seen for quite a while. She moved around and then landed
in the birdbath.    An Indigo Bunting was waiting for his turn.  A
female Orchard Oriole came next.   When I went back in the kitchen the
male Pileated was on the tray eating peanut suet.    Nice company, I
must say.

I'm still seeing Goldfinches coming to get dog fur out of the suet
basket.  House wrens and Bluebirds still have active nests.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 7/26/18 6:20 pm
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: Re: Black-crowned Night-Heron in Wood County
Very cool, thanks for sharing!
Jon

On Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 9:18 PM Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
wrote:

> Thanks to Bruce Wunderlich for discovering a juvenile Black-crowned
> Night-Heron in the Williamstown wetlands in Wood County earlier today.
>
> The bird was roosting in a tree on a small island in the north part of the
> wetlands behind DaVinci's Restaurant near a martin house. I got a few poor
> partly-obscured photos in fading light between 8:45 and 9:00 pm tonight.
> Being a mostly-nocturnal bird, the bird could still be there early tomorrow
> morning.
>
>
> Terry Bronson
> Vienna, WV
>
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Date: 7/26/18 6:19 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Black-crowned Night-Heron in Wood County
Thanks to Bruce Wunderlich for discovering a juvenile Black-crowned
Night-Heron in the Williamstown wetlands in Wood County earlier today.

The bird was roosting in a tree on a small island in the north part of the
wetlands behind DaVinci's Restaurant near a martin house. I got a few poor
partly-obscured photos in fading light between 8:45 and 9:00 pm tonight.
Being a mostly-nocturnal bird, the bird could still be there early tomorrow
morning.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 7/26/18 2:27 pm
From: Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Migrants in Hampshire County
Birding Hampshire County yesterdayStony Run River Access
We saw Black & White Warbler American Red Start

Something I have not seen before 
Orchard Orioles in the tall grass six of them 
Four Males & Two Females feeding on bugs in the tall  grass with heads poppin up
 Same area they were feeding a young Orchard Oriole that was perched on a branch
Nice day even though it rained like crazy on our way home

Diane Holsinger
 

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Date: 7/26/18 11:16 am
From: Jim Triplett <jtrippy...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Canaan Valley NWR--Freeland Rd. Tract, Jul 22, 2018
Jim Triplett
<jtrippy...>



> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Canaan Valley NWR--Freeland Rd. Tract, Jul 22, 2018
> Date: July 26, 2018 at 2:13:28 PM EDT
> To: <jimtrippy...>
>
> Canaan Valley NWR--Freeland Rd. Tract, Tucker, West Virginia, US
> Jul 22, 2018 7:29 AM - 10:08 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.703 mile(s)
> Comments: Weather: 57°, partly cloudy , 0 mph
>
> Area: boardwalk
>
> Participants: Sandy Farkas, Kate Dullnig and Jim Triplett
>
> Highlights: we heard something odd - a deep cuckoo like bird - Tripp’s thought it was a yellow-billed cuckoo, I did not. Perhaps an owl. There were two calling to each other.
> 31 species
>
> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 150
> Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2
> Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
> Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 4
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) 1
> Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
> Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum) 10 All of us heard songs. Alder and Willow
> Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) 4
> Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 15
> Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 9
> Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3
> House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 3
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 5
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2
> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 8
> Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 12
> Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 7
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 3
> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 8
> Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1
> Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) 4
> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 3
> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 8 Upon examination of photos, looked as if she was gathering nest material. Maybe for a 2nd brood?
> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 12
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47461300
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 

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Date: 7/26/18 6:54 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bluestone S.P., Meador Campground, Jul 26, 2018
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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Thu, Jul 26, 2018 at 9:47 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Bluestone S.P., Meador Campground, Jul 26, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Bluestone S.P., Meador Campground, Summers, West Virginia, US
Jul 26, 2018 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
34 species

Wood Duck 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 3 1 adult, 2 juv
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 8
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 11
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 8
Hooded Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 4
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 4
Baltimore Oriole 1
Common Grackle 12
American Goldfinch 3

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47457242

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Date: 7/26/18 6:02 am
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Juvenile warblers and others (Tucker)
Hi, all,



In the last week in the yard I've seen juvenile Chestnut-sided and Canada
Warblers, and new youngsters included Gray Catbird and Eastern Towhee.
Second clutches, apparently, of Red-bellied and Hairy Woodpeckers, Blue Jay,
House Wren, and many Northern Cardinals.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 7/26/18 5:08 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Turkeys
This morning I headed up to our field above the house to look for
blackberries - my favorite including blackberry wine. As I walked along one
of the paths that I mowed, a hen turkey and seven half-grown young ones
flew up into the trees along the field. Then a second adult flew up and
out. As I picked some berries, I could hear occasional wing flapping. Then
I heard what was likely the hen calling over toward our woods. As I headed
down toward the house, one of the little ones flew over my head. I'm not
sure what was the most exciting, getting some delicious blackberries or
seeing the turkeys. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 7/25/18 11:19 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Avocets still at Apple Grove Fish Hatchery at 2:15 pm
Same pond. Greater Yellowlegs also still present. Note that hatchery will
be closing for the day before long.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 7/25/18 8:38 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Re: Ruddy Turnstone
Still present at 11:35. At boat launch.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV

On Wed, Jul 25, 2018, 8:59 AM Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
wrote:

> The Ruddy Turnstone reported yesterday at Harris Riverfront Park in
> Huntington is still present as of 8:30 AM.
>
> Mike Griffith
> Huntington
>
 

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Date: 7/25/18 7:13 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: ohio county raven

Hello all,Debbie and I were picking Blackberries on our farm, just West of West Liberty, and we heard and saw a Raven fly over. I thought I had heard it earlier in week and heard one earlier in March. Last year in October there were two above my house in a tree and flew over our pond two days later. Also a family of Kingbirds on farm as well as Orchard Orioles and Baltimores. Also second year in row if nesting Red Shouldered Hawk.Paul McKayOhio County

Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 7/25/18 7:01 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Avocets at Apple Grove Fish Hatchery
4 birds in pond just south of elevated pond. Breeding plumage. Also 1
Greater Yellowlegs, 21 Killdeers, and 2-3 Spotted Sandpipers.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 7/25/18 6:27 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: porch warblers
While we were sitting on our porch yesterday afternoon, we heard a chip
that we usually don't hear in the yard. About 15' from us, just a little
above eye level stood a Louisiana waterthrush in a white pine. It chipped
and walked around on the branch for several minutes. Then it chased a
goldfinch off of the bird feeder and out of the yard. The warbler then
landed on a dead branch in another pine and chipped and even did a bit of a
muted song for several minutes. We are probably about 2 miles from suitable
breeding spots for the species.
Later in the afternoon, a female American redstart showed up in a
rhododendron just outside our book room window, It flitted about for
several minutes.
We are seeing lots of hummingbirds and have several rose-breasted grosbeak
families visiting the feeders.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 7/25/18 5:59 am
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Ruddy Turnstone
The Ruddy Turnstone reported yesterday at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington is still present as of 8:30 AM.

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 7/24/18 6:02 pm
From: Joe Hildreth <joehildreth...>
Subject: Pleasant Creek WMA- Shorebirds
I birded a couple hours this evening at Pleasant Creek WMA in Barbour and Taylor counties. I hoped today’s rains had dropped some interesting shorebirds onto the mudflats. Unfortunately it wasn’t too exciting.

2 Greater Yellowlegs
2 Solitary Sandpipers
4 Spotted Sandpipers
1 Semipalmated Sandpiper
5 Least Sandpipers.



The flats are still looking good. Grass has grown on some edges and a good bit has dried completely but it’s still got plenty of life left in it.

Joe Hildreth
 

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Date: 7/24/18 8:28 am
From: Joshua Holland <jhollandua...>
Subject: Ruddy Turnstone (Cabell)
There was a Ruddy Turnstone at Harris Riverfront park in Huntington this
morning at approx. 9:45 am.

Josh Holland
Huntington, WV
 

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Date: 7/23/18 2:40 pm
From: pep4223 <pep4223...>
Subject: Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Jefferson County yard
Just a quick post to note that I heard a very persistent Yellow-billed Cuckoo singing yesterday morning from my backyard deck. This was during a break in the rain, and the singing went on for about 5 minutes.

BIRDMOM
Jefferson County, WV





> On July 23, 2018 at 4:39 PM steve kimbrell <galvmcm...> wrote:
>
>
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo hasn't been posted since July 3 and has only seven
> reports this summer. Heard one this morning <9:00 am along Tygarts Valley
> River upstream from Elkins, Randolph County while doing yard work. Have
> heard them here occasionally this summer.
>
> Steve Kimbrell for the river, Randolph County
 

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Date: 7/23/18 1:39 pm
From: steve kimbrell <galvmcm...>
Subject: Yellow-billed Cuckoo Randolph County
Yellow-billed Cuckoo hasn't been posted since July 3 and has only seven
reports this summer. Heard one this morning <9:00 am along Tygarts Valley
River upstream from Elkins, Randolph County while doing yard work. Have
heard them here occasionally this summer.

Steve Kimbrell for the river, Randolph County
 

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Date: 7/23/18 6:42 am
From: MFowler <monty.fowler...>
Subject: Hummer variances
There is finally some action at the feeder, at least two female Rubythroated
hummingbirds, but to date I haven't seen any males. Which is odd.



Monty Fowler

Beverly Hills area, Huntington

Cabell County
 

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Date: 7/22/18 4:09 pm
From: John Snyder <johnsnyder...>
Subject: Chimney Swifts
Loads of them at Thurmond yesterday, roosting in the old C&O coaling tower.

Best Regards
John Snyder
 

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Date: 7/22/18 12:41 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Island Loop Trail, New River Gorge National River, Jul 22, 2018
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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 3:39 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Island Loop Trail, New River Gorge National River,
Jul 22, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Island Loop Trail, New River Gorge National River, Raleigh, West Virginia,
US
Jul 22, 2018 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
30 species

Canada Goose X hundreds
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 8
Common Merganser 6
Great Blue Heron 4
Mourning Dove 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 6
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 4
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 17
Black-and-white Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 19
American Goldfinch 7

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47355737

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Date: 7/22/18 10:15 am
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Shorebirds
In my previous message, I should have mentioned that all the birds flew within 15 minutes of our observation. Rain was intermittent and moderate to heavy. They seemed eager to move on as soon as there was a break in the rain.

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 7/22/18 10:02 am
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Ruddy Turnstone
R.C. Byrd Locks (Mason Co.)
Janet Keating and I found the following :

Greater Yellowlegs - 1
Short-billed Dowitcher - 8
Ruddy Turnstone - 1 (breeding plumaged male)

Gallipolis Ferry (Mason Co.)

Greater Yellowlegs - 1
Pectoral Sandpiper - 1
Spotted Sandpiper - 2
Short-billed Dowitcher -4


Mike Griffith
Huntington





 

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