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10/22/18 2:35 pm cynthia burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...> Fw: eBird Report - Burkhart/Williams residence, Oct 22, 2018
10/22/18 6:39 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> screech owl
10/21/18 10:28 am Fred Atwood <fatwood...> Fwd: eBird Report - South Mill Creek Lake, Oct 21, 2018
10/21/18 9:18 am cynthia burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...> Pine Siskin
10/21/18 7:08 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Another first
10/21/18 6:37 am Derek Courtney <derek.dana.courtney...> Cheat Lake Waterbird Report
10/20/18 4:26 pm DAVID PATICK <patick...> Fwd: eBird Report - Greenbottom WMA, Oct 20, 2018
10/19/18 12:41 pm Janet Keating <janet.ovec...> Pine Siskin at my feeder!
10/19/18 9:03 am Bob Pickett <pickett...> purple finch
10/19/18 7:08 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 19, 2018
10/18/18 6:55 pm Bob Pickett <pickett...> First entry
10/18/18 3:38 pm Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Junco
10/18/18 12:44 pm Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Late Migrants
10/17/18 7:18 am Carol Del-Colle <wvnaturalist...> Pine Warbler- Yard- Summit Point
10/17/18 6:41 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 17, 2018
10/16/18 7:32 pm Darrell Good <darzgood...> Surf Scoter and other waterfowl
10/16/18 12:23 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Mercer County Landfill, Oct 16, 2018
10/16/18 10:19 am Rich Bailey <wvbirds...> Loggerhead shrike, barn owl pellets - Monroe
10/16/18 9:35 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Juncos, Creeper, Winter Wrens, WC Sparrows in Pleasants County
10/16/18 7:38 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 16, 2018
10/15/18 8:58 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 15, 2018
10/15/18 7:09 am Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker (Tucker)
10/15/18 5:43 am Joshua Holland <jhollandua...> American Avocet (Cabell)
10/14/18 6:20 pm laura ceperley <ceperleylau...> Oh canada!
10/14/18 4:42 pm pep4223 <pep4223...> FOS Golden-crowned Kinglets - Jefferson County yard
10/14/18 4:27 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Hinton birds
10/14/18 4:25 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Oct 14, 2018
10/14/18 3:14 pm Bruni Haydl <bruni...> More Purple Finches
10/14/18 2:27 pm DAVID PATICK <patick...> Fwd: eBird Report - Greenbrier River Trail-Denmar, Oct 14, 2018
10/14/18 11:50 am Mindy Waldron <awaldron...> Bibbee Nature Club Big Sit results
10/14/18 3:50 am Carol Del-Colle <wvnaturalist...> White-throated Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Yellow-rumped Warbler- Yard- Summit Point
10/13/18 5:42 pm Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> Today's Big Sit at the ORINWR
10/13/18 4:12 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> raptors
10/13/18 11:59 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Tygart Lake and Pleasant Creek--7 ducks, Lincoln's Sparrow, Tree Swallows
10/12/18 4:01 pm Carol Del-Colle <wvnaturalist...> Purple Finch- yard -Summit Point
10/12/18 3:12 pm Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Warblers
10/12/18 12:19 pm laura ceperley <ceperleylau...> Summer and winter collide!
10/12/18 12:10 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Indian Mills Rd., Red Sulphur Springs, Oct 12, 2018
10/12/18 8:40 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> 24 hr change in weather
10/12/18 7:43 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 12, 2018
10/11/18 6:37 pm Mindy Waldron <awaldron...> Bibbee Nature Club Big Sit
10/11/18 4:29 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Mouth of the Bluestone, Bluestone S.P., Oct 11, 2018
10/11/18 1:57 pm cynthia burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...> Downy with yellowish-brownish tail feathers
10/11/18 9:46 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> TN & grosbeak
10/10/18 2:01 pm Richard Gregg <greggra...> Bird of Note: Blue Grosbeak, Pine Siskin
10/10/18 8:08 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> late cormorant report
10/10/18 8:03 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> White-throated Sparrows, RC Kinglets, Sapsuckers in Wood County
10/10/18 7:37 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 10, 2018
10/9/18 6:07 am Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Lincoln's Sparrow (Tucker)
10/8/18 3:26 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> hummers, grosbeaks and purple finch
10/8/18 3:23 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - jct Rt 7 & Rt 122 Wayside Rd, Oct 8, 2018
10/8/18 3:22 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Oct 8, 2018
10/8/18 7:42 am Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...> Little Beaver State Park
10/8/18 7:04 am Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...> House Wren
10/7/18 4:59 pm pep4223 <pep4223...> RT hummer, Tree Swallow flock, Eastern Screech-owl - Jefferson County
10/7/18 3:01 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Turkey Vultures in Vienna
10/7/18 2:58 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> osprey
10/7/18 2:57 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Oct 7, 2018
10/7/18 2:40 pm Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...> Red-Breasted Nuthatch
10/7/18 12:16 pm Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> October Big Day, Preston County
10/7/18 6:38 am Lynne Wiseman16 <0000001f1aa07fb9-dmarc-request...> Thrushes
10/6/18 2:43 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> eBird Big Day in Wood County
10/6/18 2:27 pm Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...> Brown Creepers
10/6/18 12:47 pm DAVID <patick...> Rte. 2 birding
10/6/18 10:55 am Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...> Pied-billed Grebe
10/6/18 4:48 am Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Still in the hummer club (Tucker)
10/5/18 4:33 pm Wilma <wjar...> Fwd: eBird Report - Fairview Ridge, Oct 5, 2018
10/5/18 11:48 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Yard Birds
10/5/18 6:31 am Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...> RTHU
10/4/18 6:02 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> kinglets, warblers & such
10/4/18 6:40 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 04, 2018
10/3/18 6:25 pm Carol Del-Colle <wvnaturalist...> Rose-breasted Grosbeak- Yard- Summit Point
10/3/18 3:15 pm Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...> RTHB
10/3/18 1:07 pm Linda Luther Cronin <00000114a9c9602c-dmarc-request...> Question Grackles?
10/3/18 10:48 am Don Henry <dhenry...> Re: Purple Finch / RTHU
10/3/18 9:51 am Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...> Black-Throated Blue
10/3/18 8:13 am Bill and Carole Telfair <wbchtelfair...> Fw: eBird Report - Altona Marsh, Oct 2, 2018
10/3/18 7:40 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 03, 2018
10/3/18 7:24 am James Gregory <000000ddaae71225-dmarc-request...> Re: Purple Finch / RTHU
10/3/18 6:12 am Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...> Purple Finch / RTHU
10/2/18 6:58 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> sapsucker, red-breasted nuthatches & warblers
10/2/18 3:04 am Deb Hale <debhale72...> Broadwings and warblers
10/1/18 5:01 pm Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...> Babcock State Park
10/1/18 11:30 am Richard Gregg <greggra...> Kan. Co.: Bald Eagle
10/1/18 6:16 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Sep 30, 2018
10/1/18 6:15 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Sep 30, 2018
9/30/18 5:52 pm Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...> Eagles Hawks Vultures BLJAYS
9/30/18 11:27 am Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Common Terns, Nicholas County
9/30/18 8:48 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Nice warbler day in Wood County
9/30/18 7:32 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Sep 29, 2018
9/29/18 5:11 pm Hannah Clipp <hlclipp...> Lincoln Sparrow at Little Indian Creek WMA (Monongalia County)
9/29/18 2:26 pm Debby KOEGLER <kullbeach...> Hummer in the Honeysuckle...
9/29/18 1:37 pm pep4223 <pep4223...> raptors on the move
9/29/18 1:16 pm DAVID PATICK <patick...> Rte. 2 Birding
9/29/18 8:18 am James Gregory <000000ddaae71225-dmarc-request...> Re: Flicker Flock/Tucker County
9/29/18 8:15 am Joan Carr <joan-of-art...> Re: Flicker Flock/Tucker County
9/28/18 3:59 pm Andy Weaks <awboat...> Ruby throated Hummingbirds
9/28/18 12:05 pm Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Migrants
9/28/18 6:46 am Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...> Bald Eagle
9/27/18 3:28 pm Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...> Winfield Locks an Dam
9/27/18 12:45 pm Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Common Tern
9/27/18 11:56 am Jim Stasz <0000006548a92e8f-dmarc-request...> Re: Question on Palm Warbler
9/27/18 11:36 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> Re: Question on Palm Warbler
9/27/18 10:46 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Re: Question on Palm Warbler
9/27/18 10:36 am Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...> Today's MBC outing
9/27/18 8:49 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> Question on Palm Warbler
9/27/18 7:44 am Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...> Flicker Flock/Tucker County
9/27/18 7:06 am paulmck57 <paulmck57...> eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Sep 27, 2018
9/26/18 5:21 pm Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...> Jefferson County - Great Horned Owl; Pied-billed Grebe
9/26/18 5:18 pm Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Laughing Gull
9/26/18 1:55 pm Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Bathing Birds
9/26/18 12:01 pm steve kimbrell <galvmcm...> Sampling along the Black Fork of the Cheat near Parsons, Tucker County
9/26/18 11:11 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Pileateds and warblers
9/26/18 8:09 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> saw-whet & thrushes
9/25/18 3:36 pm DAVID PATICK <patick...> Laughing Gull
9/25/18 5:30 am Joshua Holland <jhollandua...> Laughing Gull Continues in Huntington
9/24/18 6:15 pm Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Return of the grackles and Monarch bonanza (Tucker)
9/24/18 3:32 pm Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Flickers
9/24/18 10:33 am Joshua Holland <jhollandua...> Laughing Gull (Cabell)
9/23/18 1:07 pm DAVID PATICK <patick...> Rte. 2 Birdimg
9/23/18 8:09 am Susan Aaron <sf46aron...> Female Hummer
9/22/18 2:13 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Sep 22, 2018
9/22/18 10:54 am DAVID PATICK <patick...> Rte. 2 Birding
9/22/18 5:04 am MFowler <monty.fowler...> Another hummer
9/22/18 4:44 am Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Gull in Moorefield, Hardy County
 
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Date: 10/22/18 2:35 pm
From: cynthia burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Burkhart/Williams residence, Oct 22, 2018
On Monday, October 22, 2018 5:32 PM, "<ebird-checklist...>" <ebird-checklist...> wrote:


Burkhart/Williams residence, Ritchie, West Virginia, US
Oct 22, 2018 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
Comments:    Yard/feeders; 60 degrees F; sunny; light breeze.
12 species

Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
American Crow  1    heard
Carolina Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1    heard
Eastern Bluebird  8    These have been  showing up in late afternoon, landing in callicarpa bushes and dogwoods at pond.
American Goldfinch  5
Chipping Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49379251

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



 

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Date: 10/22/18 6:39 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: screech owl
Stepped out on the porch before daylight this morning to check for meteors.
No meteors, but did hear a screech owl. Yesterday, we noticed a sapsucker
and some titmice acting all agitated on top of and around the entrance of
one of our screech owl nest boxes.
Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/21/18 10:28 am
From: Fred Atwood <fatwood...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - South Mill Creek Lake, Oct 21, 2018
Following up in Derek’s report from Cheat Lake. There is good diversity of waterfowl at South Mill Creek Lake in Grant Co today too.
EBird list below.
Fred Atwood
Cabins Grant Co WV
Oakton VA.


Sent from my iPhone

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>
> Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - South Mill Creek Lake, Oct 21, 2018
>> South Mill Creek Lake, Grant, West Virginia, US
>> Oct 21, 2018 11:34 AM - 1:14 PM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 0.7 mile(s)
>> Comments: South mill creek lake.
>> 44 species
>>
>> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 46
>> Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) 1 Female
>> Gadwall (Mareca strepera) 23
>> American Wigeon (Mareca americana) 12
>> Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4 3/1
>> American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 1
>> Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 1 Female
>> Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 4 Mf 3/1
>> Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis) 1 Female
>> Pied-billed Grebe (Podilymbus podiceps) 5
>> Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
>> Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) 1
>> Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 2 Exact count if small teetering sandpiper with stiff shallow Wu bears and wing stripe
>> Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 1 Smaller than lesser yellowlegs bigger than spotty. Peetweet call higher pitched than spotty. Slender dark backed slim necked sandpiper with no wing stripe when it flew.
>> Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 2 Seen simultaneously. Tutututu. Much heftier than nearby lesser.
>> Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) 1
>> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 15
>> Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
>> Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
>> Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
>> Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1
>> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 8
>> Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2
>> Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
>> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 7
>> Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 2
>> Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
>> Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 4
>> Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 7
>> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 3
>> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 140 Including many streaky HY birds.
>> Purple Finch (Haemorhous purpureus) 2
>> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 14
>> Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 17
>> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 6
>> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 20
>> Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 1
>> Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 3
>> Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 3
>> Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 35
>> Palm Warbler (Western) (Setophaga palmarum palmarum) 1
>> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 3
>> Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 7
>>
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49343562
>>
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 10/21/18 9:18 am
From: cynthia burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Pine Siskin
FOS Pine Siskin is here today at my feeders, along with a male Pine Warbler and female Purple Finch.
Cynthia BurkhartRitchie County
 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49341921
 

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Date: 10/21/18 7:08 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Another first
Yesterday afternoon I had a White Throated Sparrow show up.  It was the
brown morph.  Purple Finches are still here.  Had a pair of Purple and a
pair of House Finches on the tube feeder at the same time.  A great way
to show my visitor the difference.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 10/21/18 6:37 am
From: Derek Courtney <derek.dana.courtney...>
Subject: Cheat Lake Waterbird Report
Hi all,

We are back once again for the season's first installment of the Cheat Lake
waterbird report! I was joined by Hannah Clipp for a morning tour of Cheat
Lake. It is still pretty early in the season, but the weather front that
moved through last night looked promising to give us a little pulse. As
expected, there wasn't a massive movement, but there were still birds to be
seen. First of the season Buffleheads were on the lake, so waterbird season
can officially begin. Full totals follow. Best wishes to you all for a good
late migration season.

Cheat Lake --- Uplake Marinas
Mallard 6
Bufflehead 32
Ruddy Duck 6
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1

Cheat Lake --- I-68 Bridge
Lesser Scaup 9
Surf Scoter 8
Ruddy Duck 6
Pied-billed Grebe 5
Turkey Vulture about 125

Cheat Lake --- Sunset Harbor
Mallard 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1

Cheat Lake --- Cheat Lake Park
Canada Goose 20
Pied-billed Grebe 5

Good birding,
Derek
 

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Date: 10/20/18 4:26 pm
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Greenbottom WMA, Oct 20, 2018
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> To: <patick...>
> Date: October 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM
> Subject: eBird Report - Greenbottom WMA, Oct 20, 2018
>
> Greenbottom WMA, Cabell, West Virginia, US
> Oct 20, 2018 8:19 AM - 9:14 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.6 mile(s)
> 6 species
>
> Cedar Waxwing 20
> White-throated Sparrow 17
> Tennessee Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 25
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1
> Scarlet Tanager 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49311617
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 10/19/18 12:41 pm
From: Janet Keating <janet.ovec...>
Subject: Pine Siskin at my feeder!
This seems pretty early to me.

Janet

Rural Cabell County
Glenwood, WV

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 10/19/18 9:03 am
From: Bob Pickett <pickett...>
Subject: purple finch
I've got six immature/female purple finches at my feeder. Also, a male chipping sparrow.
 

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Date: 10/19/18 7:08 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 19, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Oct 19, 2018
7:56 AM
Traveling
5.23 miles
124 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:nothing too unusual,Nice walk, sunny, 34 degrees, heavy frost.Saw a horse, not sure whose it is.

1 Mourning Dove
4 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
8 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
3 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
9 Blue Jay
27 American Crow
12 Carolina Chickadee
4 Tufted Titmouse
5 White-breasted Nuthatch
13 Carolina Wren
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 Hermit Thrush -- First of fall
12 American Robin
3 European Starling
9 Field Sparrow
11 White-throated Sparrow
22 Song Sparrow
5 Eastern Towhee
52 Red-winged Blackbird -- Could be twice as many, flocks of 10 or more flying over all morning
11 Northern Cardinal
10 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 25



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

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Date: 10/18/18 6:55 pm
From: Bob Pickett <pickett...>
Subject: First entry
First post from here on Middle Mountain near Wymer (and Harmon). I've had a few juncos here at 3200' for the past two weeks AND a lovely red-breasted nuthatch arrived a week ago.
 

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Date: 10/18/18 3:38 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Junco
This evening a Dark-eyed Junco showed up at our feeding station. That is
our first of the fall. It was fun seeing it as we just returned from the
San Juan Islands and saw the Oregon race out there. Herb Myers, Harman,
Randolph County
 

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Date: 10/18/18 12:44 pm
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Late Migrants
Janet Keating and I found the following :

Green Bottom WMA (Cabell Co.)
Gadwall - 8
Least Flycatcher - 1 (extremely late for this area)
Black-throated Green Warbler - 2
Wilson's Warbler - 1 (very late)
White-throated Sparrow - 2

Ashton (Mason Co.)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1 (late)
Tree Swallow - about 50
Barn Swallow - 1 (late)

Robert Byrd Locks (Mason Co.)
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 (late)
Gadwall - 8
Ring-necked Duck - 7
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 1
Tennessee Warbler - 1

Mike Griffith
Huntington



 

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Date: 10/17/18 7:18 am
From: Carol Del-Colle <wvnaturalist...>
Subject: Pine Warbler- Yard- Summit Point
Yesterday morning I had a female Pine Warbler moving through the trees near the pond out back. I also saw a Yellow-rumped Warbler in the trees near the field as I took a walk around the property. The day before, there was a flock of 45 to 50 Cedar Waxwings moving through the trees out back and in the field.

On a brief ride along the Shenandoah river on Rissler Road yesterday with my mom, I found two Ruby-crowned Kinglets moving through the woods with several Carolina Chickadees and Tufted Titmice. As we rode on Bloomery Road between the bridge and Moulton Park, we saw one Double-crested Cormorant with wings spread as it perched on a log sticking out of the water mid- river.

Happy birding,

Carol Del-Colle

Summit Point

Jefferson County
 

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Date: 10/17/18 6:41 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 17, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Oct 17, 2018
7:52 AM
Traveling
2.30 miles
105 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:Not much going on this morning, sunny, mild but windy.Had a Rose Breasted Grosbeak yesterday at feeder
2 Mourning Dove
7 Turkey Vulture
6 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
6 Blue Jay
6 American Crow
5 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Carolina Wren
15 American Robin
5 European Starling
4 American Goldfinch
3 Field Sparrow
5 White-throated Sparrow
5 Song Sparrow
5 Eastern Towhee
21 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Northern Cardinal
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 21Paul McKayOhio County




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Date: 10/16/18 7:32 pm
From: Darrell Good <darzgood...>
Subject: Surf Scoter and other waterfowl
I stopped by Kimsey Run Dam this afternoon after work, and was surprised to
find a female-type surf scoter hanging out with some other waterfawl on the
south end of the lake. It had the characteristic head pattern, and didn't
flash any white when it raised its wings. Poor pictures included on the
eBird checklist.

Kimsey Run Lake, Hardy, West Virginia, US
Oct 16, 2018 5:45 PM - 6:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
8 species

Mute Swan 1
Northern Shoveler 1 male
Gadwall 7
Mallard 2
Surf Scoter 1 Large duck with two whitish splotches on its head and a
large bill. No white on its wings when it flapped. For most of the evening
it hung out with the Ruddy ducks close to the dam.
Ruddy Duck 5
Tree Swallow 105
Red-winged Blackbird 1310 Probably conservative estimate. Flocks of
50-200 birds flew through all evening, and I estimated by fives the number
in each of the dozen or so flocks that I photographed, though there were
some flocks I missed.

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Darrell Good
Hardy County
Baker, WV
 

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Date: 10/16/18 12:23 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Mercer County Landfill, Oct 16, 2018
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Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 3:07 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Mercer County Landfill, Oct 16, 2018
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Mercer County Landfill, Mercer, West Virginia, US
Oct 16, 2018 12:02 PM - 12:12 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: overcast, 52 degrees
6 species

Turkey Vulture 16
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 30
Common Raven 4
European Starling 16

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 10/16/18 10:19 am
From: Rich Bailey <wvbirds...>
Subject: Loggerhead shrike, barn owl pellets - Monroe
A brief bit of fieldwork revealed a male shrike I banded this April
remaining on his territory in Monroe County.

A quick inspection of a silo on another farm nearby revealed a pile of
fresh-looking barn owl pellets from a roosting bird that was not in
residence at the time.

Rich Bailey, Elkins
 

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Date: 10/16/18 9:35 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Juncos, Creeper, Winter Wrens, WC Sparrows in Pleasants County
A couple of hours at the Middle Island unit of the Ohio River Islands
National Wildlife Refuge at St. Marys in Pleasant County this morning
yielded some interesting migrants:

Duck species--2 flyover flocks of 15 birds each, but too brief and distant
to identify
American Kestrel--1
Eastern Phoebe--2
Brown Creeper--1
Winter Wren--2 somewhat out of place in a small shrub out in the middle of
the field
Ruby-crowned Kinglet--2
Cedar Waxwing--12
Magnolia Warbler--1
Blackburnian Warbler--1
Palm Warbler--2
Yellow-rumped Warbler--15
White-crowned Sparrow--2
Dark-eyed Junco--2

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 10/16/18 7:38 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 16, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Oct 16, 2018
7:53 AM
Traveling
2.37 miles
137 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:First frost of year, 37 degrees when I went out.Several first of fall birds as well as a peregrine falcon (heading toward Ohio River).

1 Canada Goose
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker -- First of fall
8 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 vireo sp. -- Solitary vireo
11 Blue Jay
14 American Crow
11 Carolina Chickadee
10 Tufted Titmouse
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch -- First of fall
6 White-breasted Nuthatch
8 Carolina Wren
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet -- First of fall
1 Eastern Bluebird
15 American Robin
1 Northern Mockingbird
3 European Starling
17 Cedar Waxwing
10 American Goldfinch
10 Field Sparrow
10 White-throated Sparrow
14 Song Sparrow
6 Eastern Towhee
27 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
8 Northern Cardinal
6 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 32Paul McKayOhio County


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Date: 10/15/18 8:58 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 15, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Oct 15, 2018
11:53 AM
Traveling
3.01 miles
65 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
First junco of fall

3 Canada Goose
2 Wild Turkey
3 Mourning Dove
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 American Kestrel
2 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
2 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Carolina Wren
2 American Robin
5 Field Sparrow
1 Dark-eyed Junco
5 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
7 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Northern Cardinal
5 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 21
Paul McKayOhio County

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Date: 10/15/18 7:09 am
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker (Tucker)
Hi, all,



A juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker just showed up at the feeders. I've never
hosted a juvenile before.



A Cooper's Hawk has been making forays into the yard lately, too.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 10/15/18 5:43 am
From: Joshua Holland <jhollandua...>
Subject: American Avocet (Cabell)
One American Avocet at the Harris Riverfront Park Amphitheater at 8:20 am.

Josh Holland
Huntington, WV
 

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Date: 10/14/18 6:20 pm
From: laura ceperley <ceperleylau...>
Subject: Oh canada!
What a lovely chorus this morning to cheer up such a dreary day! I thought I had seen some White-throated sparrows hanging around this week, but today was the first they sang en mass. And the the flurry of thrushes, waxwings, jays, robins and scarlet tanagers has moved from the dogwood in the back of the yard (which has no more berries) to a fresh crop of dogwood berries just outside the TV room. Very handy for a dreary cold day.

Laura Ceperley, Kanawha County
 

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Date: 10/14/18 4:42 pm
From: pep4223 <pep4223...>
Subject: FOS Golden-crowned Kinglets - Jefferson County yard
My first winter birds of the season in my yard today were a number of Golden-crowned Kinglets. I spent a few hours in the afternoon trying to do some winterizing chores, and was treated to the quiet, but sweet call of the kinglet. I didn't notice many insects until about 3:00 PM, when the mosquitoes found me. The hungry kinglets got a good meal, and hopefully will stick around.


BIRDMOM

Jefferson County, WV
 

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Date: 10/14/18 4:27 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Hinton birds
This evening we saw dozens of tree swallows on New River at Hinton. Also
had 1 adult bald eagle and a double-crested cormorant.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/14/18 4:25 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Oct 14, 2018
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Date: Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 7:21 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Oct 14, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Summers, West Virginia, US
Oct 14, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: yard & driveway
35 species

Mourning Dove 16
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 11
American Crow 4
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Winter Wren 1
Carolina Wren 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
Eastern Bluebird 4
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 2
House Finch 13
American Goldfinch 8
Chipping Sparrow 9
Field Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 5
Red-winged Blackbird 21
Tennessee Warbler 3
Magnolia Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 5
House Sparrow 4

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 10/14/18 3:14 pm
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: More Purple Finches
Today more females and the first male Purple finches were at the
feeder...at least six of each.  A Song Sparrow was here a few minutes
ago.  Haven't seen them for a while.  There was also a warbler that I
couldn't identify,  olive back and golden underparts.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 10/14/18 2:27 pm
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Greenbrier River Trail-Denmar, Oct 14, 2018
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
> To: David Patick <patick...>
> Date: October 14, 2018 at 5:24 PM
> Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Greenbrier River Trail-Denmar, Oct 14, 2018
>
>
> > ---------- Original Message ----------
> > From: <ebird-checklist...>
> > To: <patick...>
> > Date: October 14, 2018 at 5:22 PM
> > Subject: eBird Report - Greenbrier River Trail-Denmar, Oct 14, 2018
> >
> > Greenbrier River Trail-Denmar, Pocahontas, West Virginia, US
> > Oct 14, 2018 9:19 AM - 10:49 AM
> > Protocol: Traveling
> > 1.8 mile(s)
> > 26 species
> >
> > Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
> > Eastern Screech-Owl 3
> > Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> > Downy Woodpecker 8
> > Hairy Woodpecker 1
> > Pileated Woodpecker 3
> > Eastern Phoebe 2
> > Blue-headed Vireo 4
> > Blue Jay 10
> > American Crow 4
> > Black-capped Chickadee X
> > Tufted Titmouse 8
> > White-breasted Nuthatch 4
> > House Wren 1
> > Winter Wren 1
> > Carolina Wren 6
> > Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
> > Northern Mockingbird 1
> > American Goldfinch 20
> > Field Sparrow 5
> > White-throated Sparrow 8
> > Song Sparrow 8
> > Eastern Towhee 11
> > Nashville Warbler 1
> > Yellow-rumped Warbler 17
> > Northern Cardinal 8
> >
> > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49183880
> >
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Date: 10/14/18 11:50 am
From: Mindy Waldron <awaldron...>
Subject: Bibbee Nature Club Big Sit results
Friends,
Bibbee Nature Club participated in the Big Sit Saturday. When we reached Mountain Valley Lake around 8:00 AM it was raining, cold and the wind was gusting. We were still able to pick up some birds and were hopeful the birds would continue and the weather would improve. The birds settled in and only vultures were seen flying. We cut our day short around noon when the weather hadn’t improved. Jim and Judy Phillips put in an hour from 1:30- 2:30 PM and the wind had settled and the sky was clearing. We counted 37 species for the day. Those members who participated were Alma Lowry, Allen Waldron, Mindy Waldron, Jim Phillips and Judy Phillips. Alma Lowry had this comment, “This is supposed to be for fun, and today is not fun.” That summed up our day.

Here is our species list.
C. Goose
Wood duck
Am. Black duck
Mallard
Pied-billed grebe
Double-crested cormorant
Great blue heron
Black vulture
Turkey vulture
Osprey
Sharp-shinned hawk
Cooper’s hawk
Red-shouldered hawk
Red-tailed hawk
Mourning dove
Red-bellied woodpecker
Yellow-bellied sapsucker
Downy woodpecker
Northern flicker
Pileated woodpecker
Eastern phoebe
Blue jay
Am. Crow
Common raven
Tree swallow
C. chickadee
Tufted titmouse
White-breasted nuthatch
C. wren
Am. Robin
E. starling
Yellow-rumped warbler, several small flocks
E. towhee
Song sparrow
N. cardinal
Red-winged blackbird
Am. Goldfinch

37 species.

Mindy Waldron,
Bibbee Nature Club

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Date: 10/14/18 3:50 am
From: Carol Del-Colle <wvnaturalist...>
Subject: White-throated Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Yellow-rumped Warbler- Yard- Summit Point
Yesterday was a good day for some first for the season birds in the yard. Watching from the kitchen window, I found a Yellow-rumped Warbler splashing away in the stream leading to the pond. First one I have seen in the yard for awhile. Then in the early evening, two first for the season White-throated Sparrows joined a few other birds to partake of some ground seed. So nice to see them back. I haven't heard their distinctive song yet, but I am looking forward to it.

While walking around the property earlier in the day, I found two Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers moving through the side wood lot together. At one point, they were both on the same tree at the same time. Very nice indeed.

Happy birding,

Carol Del-Colle

Summit Point

Jefferson County
 

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Date: 10/13/18 5:42 pm
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: Today's Big Sit at the ORINWR
Today's Big Sit at the Ohio River Islands NWR HQ area was attended by
Janice Emrick, Barb Hohman, Lucine Wright, Rachel Kreiger of the ORINWR
(our good luck charm), Pat Collins, Ian Drew of the ORINWR, Scott Emrick,
Neal Hohman, Jason White, Mike Wine and I. Pat was there at 5:45 or so, but
no Screech-owl. He went back at 6:30 p.m. and got the Screech-owl. It was a
chilly day.

Birds: "*" = highlights

Canada Goose
Wood Duck - many
Mallard
*Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove
*Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
*Great Egret - a flock of 20 flew across Buckley Island from Ohio and
upriver.
Turkey Vulture
*Bald Eagle
*Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
*Eastern Screech-owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
*Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
*Flycatcher - Empidonax -sp.
*White-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
*Common Raven - 1 soared over our heads
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
*Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
*Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
*Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
*Tennessee Warbler
*Common Yellowthroat
*Magnolia Warbler
*Palm Warbler
*Black-throated Green Warbler
*Wilson's Warbler
Eastern Towhee
*Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
*Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle

51 species.

Jon Benedetti
Wood County
 

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Date: 10/13/18 4:12 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: raptors
Today, we saw 2 red-shouldered hawks and an osprey at Mt. Valley Lake,
Jumping Branch. We also saw an American kestrel and sharp-shinned hawk at
the entrance to Bluestone State Park.
This evening, when Judy was filling bird feeders she saw a Cooper's hawk
and an immature golden eagle.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/13/18 11:59 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Tygart Lake and Pleasant Creek--7 ducks, Lincoln's Sparrow, Tree Swallows
David Daniels and I birded the north end of Tygart Lake and Upper Pleasant
Creek Wildlife Management Area this morning. Highlights:

Tygart Lake Marina:

Mallard--1
Blue-winged Teal--2
Great Blue Heron--1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker--1
Golden-crowned Kinglet--1
Swainson's Thrush--1

Tygart Lake Dam area:

Mallard--3
Northern Shoveler--15
Pied-billed Grebe--2
American Coot--5
Belted Kingfisher--2
Yellow-rumped Warbler--1, probably more
Common Grackle--1

Upper Pleasant Creek WMA:

Canada Goose--a flyover flock of 7 that circled but did not land
Wood Duck--2
Mallard--2
Great Blue Heron--1
Belted Kingfisher--2, maybe 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker--1
American Kestrel--1
Eastern Phoebe--1
Tree Swallow--9
Ruby-crowned Kinglet--1
Cedar Waxwing--50
Nashville Warbler--2
Palm Warbler--3 western form
Yellow-rumped Warbler--11
Lincoln's Sparrow--1
Swamp Sparrow--1, maybe 2
Red-winged Blackbird--130

We spent almost an hour searching for Marsh Wrens and Nelson's Sparrows
without success.

After David left, I continued on.

Doe Run Impoundment:

Mallard--8
American Wigeon--1 molting male
Green-winged Teal--1 male

Tygart Lake, south end:

Gadwall--1 male
Mallard--2
Northern Shoveler--the same 15 birds seen earlier near the dam
Swallow species--5. Too far away to be sure of species.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 10/12/18 4:01 pm
From: Carol Del-Colle <wvnaturalist...>
Subject: Purple Finch- yard -Summit Point
Two male purple finches showed up at the feeders today. The only other yard sightings of this species this year were in early spring. I saw one female on March 30 and one on April 2. It was very nice to see the lovely wine-colored males on this sunny fall day.

As of yesterday, I still had one female Ruby-throated Hummingbird coming to the feeder. I did not see any today.

Happy birding,

Carol Del-Colle

Summit Point

Jefferson County
 

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Date: 10/12/18 3:12 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Warblers
Just as we began eating dinner, I noticed a small bird with a yellow throat
flitting in the shrubby stuff off our back deck. It was a Common
Yellowthroat. I had heard one calling back there earlier in the day but did
not see it.

Then, as we were finishing the main course, I noticed a small bird pumping
its tail in a small bush in the same area. It had a rufous cap and was
yellow beneath including the undertail coverts. It was my first Palm
Warbler of this year. My wife spotted a second one back in the same area.

Who needs any electronic entertainment during dinner! Herb Myers, Harman,
Randolph County
 

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Date: 10/12/18 12:19 pm
From: laura ceperley <ceperleylau...>
Subject: Summer and winter collide!
Yard birds have been especially entertaining as I”ve been home bound for several weeks—-especially the waves of warblers, including palms and magnolias. And how exciting to look out my kitchen window to spy 5-6 wood and hermit thrushes and a couple scarlet tanagers popping out of the dogwood tree! Pretty cool for the suburbs.

Another highlight this month was seeing a red breasted nuthatch in Charleston, at Coonskin), among the yellow-rumped warblers and white-breasted nuthatches. I didn’t think the RBNU made it this far south. Equally significant for me was seeing a handful of swifts gliding overhead — definitely late for those summer-time guys. They had better head south before another hurricane. Summertime and wintertime visitors in one binocular view. Cool.
Laura Ceperley with Christy Carr, Kanawha County
 

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Date: 10/12/18 12:10 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Indian Mills Rd., Red Sulphur Springs, Oct 12, 2018
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Date: Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 3:04 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Indian Mills Rd., Red Sulphur Springs, Oct 12, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Indian Mills Rd., Red Sulphur Springs, Monroe, West Virginia, US
Oct 12, 2018 11:20 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
5 species

Chimney Swift 1
Bald Eagle 3 2 adults, 1 immature
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 4
Northern Mockingbird 2

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 10/12/18 8:40 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: 24 hr change in weather
Yesterday a Palm Warbler spent quite a bit of time in my asters that
have gone to seed.  Not sure if it was getting insects or seeds.  A bit
later there was a gorgeous Common Yellowthroat in the ground
birdbath.    Late afternoon there was a beautiful Cape May Warbler
catching insects out front.  He was in the old dogwood but every few
minutes he would do an aerial display catching food in flight.  The
humidity and light drizzle had really brought out the insects.  It sure
made for easy hunting.

About an hour ago I had my FOS female Purple Finch on the thistle tube
feeder.  The wind must have blown her in.

For weeks I could not walk out the door without going through a flurry
of Monarchs nectaring on the Tithonias.  There were also more bumblebees
than I've ever seen before, often nectaring on the same flower as the
Monarch.  It has really been magical.  The sudden drop in temperature
overnight down to the 40s changed everything.

Just noticed a male Downy peeking and partially disappearing into the
entrance hole in the bluebird nest box.   I kept watching to see if he
would actually go in.  He finally did.  Next thing you know several
Bluebirds show up.  One of them sat on the roof and peered over the
front edge.  It was so funny to see the face of the Downy in back of the
opening.   He finally decided he better get out of there.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 10/12/18 7:43 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 12, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Oct 12, 2018
8:35 AM
Traveling
3.21 miles
115 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:not much going on with birds, a couple weeks ago I could get 40 species, now barely over 20.I did see a bobcat, first one ever, sitting in the farm road 10 yards away from me. Got to watch it awhile, beautiful cat.A lot of Turkey vultures in big groups early so must be a roost nearby, first time this fall.

8 Mourning Dove
130 Turkey Vulture -- Several groups, most be roosting in area
7 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 American Kestrel
1 Eastern Phoebe
9 Blue Jay
13 American Crow
9 Carolina Chickadee
8 Tufted Titmouse
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
4 Carolina Wren
4 Eastern Bluebird
11 American Robin
1 American Goldfinch
8 White-throated Sparrow
7 Song Sparrow
10 Eastern Towhee
29 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Northern Cardinal
10 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 23Paul McKay Ohio County




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Date: 10/11/18 6:37 pm
From: Mindy Waldron <awaldron...>
Subject: Bibbee Nature Club Big Sit
Friends,
Bibbee Nature Club will be participating in the BIG SIT event this Saturday October 13th from daylight till dusk. Our location is at Mountain Valley Lake in Summers Co. The lake is between the towns of Nimitz and Jumping Branch off of Rt. 3 north of Hinton (or south of Beckley). Everyone is welcome. If you need more location or general information drop me a line. We already have our circle outlined on the dam. We look out over the lake, fields and forests. So we have a good variety of environments to watch over. Bring binoculars and a chair. I’m forecasting that it will be cold to begin the day, dress warmly and in layers. We’d love to have lots of eyes to the sky.

Mindy and Allen Waldron
304-573-7423
Surveyor, WV

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Date: 10/11/18 4:29 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Mouth of the Bluestone, Bluestone S.P., Oct 11, 2018
Also counted 53 monarch butterflies going by while we were there.

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Date: Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 7:25 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Mouth of the Bluestone, Bluestone S.P., Oct 11, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Mouth of the Bluestone, Bluestone S.P., Summers, West Virginia, US
Oct 11, 2018 3:07 PM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
10 species

Canada Goose 23
Common Merganser 8
Mourning Dove 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 1
Turkey Vulture 16
Bald Eagle 3 2 adults, 1 immature
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Blue Jay 3
Carolina Wren 1

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 10/11/18 1:57 pm
From: cynthia burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Downy with yellowish-brownish tail feathers
Had a female Downy Woodpecker at the suet this afternoon.  She had noticeably yellowish-brownish outer tail feathers...interesting. Photo on ebird list attached.Also of note was a Pine Warbler.Now that the birds have stripped the group of Dogwoods next to the vegetable garden bare, they have moved into the Dogwoods next to the house.  Same line-up:  Bluebirds, Cedar Waxwings, Robins, Scarlet Tanager, and Swainson's Thrush.Earlier today saw my first Red-winged Blackbird here this season.
Cynthia BurkhartRitchie County https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49123435
 

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Date: 10/11/18 9:46 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: TN & grosbeak
We still have a couple rose-breasted grosbeaks hanging around the yard.
Also, the Tennessee warbler is still coming to the suet.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/10/18 2:01 pm
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Bird of Note: Blue Grosbeak, Pine Siskin
Bird of note: Late sighting.
Marmet Locks, Belle, WV
10:22 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.
Blue Grosbeak, (1-immature male/female)

Photos are on the checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49102529 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49102529>

F.O.S.
Riverview, Belle, WV
09:13 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018.
Pine Siskin (1)
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49103142 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49103142>

Rick Gregg
Kanawha Co., WV.
 

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Date: 10/10/18 8:08 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: late cormorant report
We saw 14 double-crested cormorants on Bluestone Lake near Hinton on
Sunday, October 7. Sorry for the late report.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/10/18 8:03 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: White-throated Sparrows, RC Kinglets, Sapsuckers in Wood County
At Johnson Janes Park in Parkersburg this morning, I encountered 25
species, including:

White-throated Sparrow--4, first of the fall
Ruby-crowned Kinglet--1, also first of the fall
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker--2
Gray Catbird--3
House Wren--1
Common Yellowthroat--2
Magnolia Warbler--1

Yesterday at Jackson Park there were 2 Blue-headed Vireos.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 10/10/18 7:37 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 10, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Oct 10, 2018
8:05 AM
Traveling
3.88 miles
143 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:Nice sunny day

5 Mourning Dove
2 Turkey Vulture
1 Northern Harrier
6 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
4 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
5 Eastern Phoebe
7 Blue Jay
5 American Crow
8 Carolina Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
5 Carolina Wren
3 Eastern Bluebird
3 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird
16 European Starling
13 Cedar Waxwing
5 American Goldfinch
2 Field Sparrow
7 White-throated Sparrow
9 Song Sparrow
12 Eastern Towhee
16 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Common Grackle
4 Northern Cardinal
5 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 29Paul McKayOhio County




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Date: 10/9/18 6:07 am
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow (Tucker)
Hi, all,



Yesterday in Canaan Valley State Park I found a Lincoln's Sparrow as well as
a late House Wren and Palm Warblers. Canada Geese and Wood Ducks are still
around.



I finally had a six-woodpecker day yesterday, with Yellow-bellied Sapsucker,
Downy Woodpecker, and Northern Flicker at CVSP, and Red-bellied, Downy,
Hairy, and Pileated Woodpeckers and Northern Flicker in the yard.



Good birding,

Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 10/8/18 3:26 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: hummers, grosbeaks and purple finch
We haven't had a hummingbird or a rose-breasted grosbeak for two days now.
Found our first of the season purple finch on the porch this morning but it
seemed to have problems with its right eye.
Saw an adult bald eagle near Bluestone Dam this morning.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/8/18 3:23 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - jct Rt 7 & Rt 122 Wayside Rd, Oct 8, 2018
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Date: Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 6:19 PM
Subject: eBird Report - jct Rt 7 & Rt 122 Wayside Rd, Oct 8, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


jct Rt 7 & Rt 122 Wayside Rd, Monroe, West Virginia, US
Oct 8, 2018 4:25 PM - 4:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
11 species

Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Bald Eagle 3 1 adult, 2 immature
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 5
Common Raven 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Towhee 1

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49060793

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Date: 10/8/18 3:22 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Oct 8, 2018
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Date: Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 6:14 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Oct 8, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Hanging Rock Migration Observatory, Monroe, West Virginia, US
Oct 8, 2018 12:37 PM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: hawkwatch -73 degrees, cloud cover 90-100%, wind S 4-8mph
19 species

Chimney Swift 2
Turkey Vulture 10
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1 immature
Red-tailed Hawk 14
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Blue Jay 22
American Crow 3
Common Raven 13
Carolina Chickadee 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Goldfinch 2
Eastern Towhee 1

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49060666

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Date: 10/8/18 7:42 am
From: Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...>
Subject: Little Beaver State Park
We camped at Little Beaver State Park from Friday noon to leaving Sunday morning. The park is south of Beckley. Birds were from the campground, trails and lake area.

Pied-billed Grebe-1 on the lake
Canada Goose
Mallard
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture-4
Great Horned Owl-1
Belted Kingfisher-1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy
Hairy
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe-1
Blue-headed Vireo-2
Philadelphia Vireo-1
Blue Jay
American Crow
Titmouse
Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper-throughout the park
Carolina Wren
Robin
Wood Thrush-2
Gray Catbird-1
Brown Thrasher-1
Black-throated Blue Warbler-1 adult male
Black-throated Green Warbler-1
Bay-breasted Warbler-1
Cardinal
Eastern Towhee-in several areas of the park
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
American Goldfinch

Kim Kazmierski
Hurricane, Putnam County
 

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Date: 10/8/18 7:04 am
From: Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...>
Subject: House Wren
Had my back door open. Heard a funny little noise. I looked out and there was a little House Wren. Nice sweet surprise for today.

Kim Kazmierski
Hurricane, Putnam County
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Date: 10/7/18 4:59 pm
From: pep4223 <pep4223...>
Subject: RT hummer, Tree Swallow flock, Eastern Screech-owl - Jefferson County
My husband and I watched a young Ruby-throated Hummingbird drinking at our feeder at 2:15 PM today. We haven't had very many this summer, and this is the latest in the season I've ever documented one in my yard.


On my evening walk, I observed a large flock of at least 400 Tree Swallows in a feeding frenzy over my subdivision near the horse pastures. The feeding should be great, since the mosquitoes have been horrific this summer in my woods with all the flooding.


At 7:05 PM, I heard a solo Eastern Screech-owl whinnying in the back woods a few houses away from mine. This was very exciting, since last year was the first season in 7 years where we had no screech-owls nesting. It made for a very lonely back yard for us. We are hoping for a better nesting season this winter.


BIRDMOM

Jefferson County, WV
 

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Date: 10/7/18 3:01 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Turkey Vultures in Vienna
Right now at least 90 TVs are circling overhead and roosting in the trees
in the 4800 block of Grand Central Avenue adjacent to the Parkersburg
Country Club. The majority have already kanded in the trees and more are
slowly spiralling down to join them. Some roost there every night but I
think most of these must be migrating.

A few minutes ago about 20 Chimney Swifts were circling over the 3000 block
area of Grand Central in the old village part of Vienna.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 10/7/18 2:58 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: osprey
This afternoon, we saw an osprey over Rt. 20 just north of Athens, Mercer
County.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/7/18 2:57 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Oct 7, 2018
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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Sun, Oct 7, 2018 at 5:55 PM
Subject: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV,
Oct 7, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Mercer, West Virginia, US
Oct 7, 2018 12:54 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: hawkwatch - cloud cover 40%, N wind 0-4mph & 71-74 degrees
15 species

Wild Turkey 2
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
Common Raven 9
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Towhee 1

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49027196

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Date: 10/7/18 2:40 pm
From: Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Very surprised to see a Red-Breasted Nuthatch at my suet feeder and sunflower seed feeders today. Only second time I've seen one here.

The dogwood trees are full of birds: Cedar Waxwings, Scarlet Tanagers, Robins, Mockingbird, Swainson's Thrush, Wood Thrush, Bluebirds, and Flickers.

Cynthia Burkhart
Ritchie Co.

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Date: 10/7/18 12:16 pm
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: October Big Day, Preston County
Yesterday (October 6th) Kyle Aldinger and I teamed up and completed a Preston County big day for eBird's first fall Global Big Day. We birded nonstop from 5:15 AM to 7:45 PM. Though pretty tired by the end of the day we had a great time and ended the day with 75 species. Many highlights on the day. First and last birds of the day were Swainson's Thrush and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Our biggest misses include Rock Pigeon, Wild Turkey, House Wren, Lincoln's Sparrow, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, and Black-throated Green Warbler. Our final list is below.

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Mallard
American Black Duck
Green-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Killdeer
Pectoral Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Eastern Meadowlark
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Green Heron
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Tennessee Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Cape May Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
House Sparrow

Steven Wilson
Beckley, WV
 

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Date: 10/7/18 6:38 am
From: Lynne Wiseman16 <0000001f1aa07fb9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Thrushes
While sitting in the living room I heard a “thud” on the front porch about 30 mins. ago. What a surprise to see a Gray-Cheeked Thrush sitting on the railing! No doubt about it. It flew into a nearby honeysuckle bush and stayed there until just now when it flew away. I thought that was great but while it was there in flew a Swainson’s Thrush! So different with distinct eye ring not seen on the Gray-Cheeked. Walked away and came back to see a Yellow-rump. Great way to start the morning!

Lynne Wiseman
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County

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Date: 10/6/18 2:43 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: eBird Big Day in Wood County
Today was the first eBird worldwide Big Day for the fall. Previously there
have only been May Big Days. I birded from 7:00 am when it became light
enough to see until 4:00 pm.

Locations visited included:

Morning--north of Parkersburg:

Parkersburg Country Club
Williamstown waterfront
Williamstown wetlands
Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center--this was the
highlight of the day with 37 species.
McDonough Wildlife Park

Afternoon--mostly south of Parkersburg:

Point Park
Belleville Lock and Dam
Belleville wetlands
Sandy Creek backwater--completely flooded so no birds present
Northwest Drive
Washington Works Nature Trails

Here are the 54 species seen and heard:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Great Blue Heron--Belleville Lock and Dam
Turkey Vulture--first bird of day at Parkersburg Country Club roost
Bald Eagle--adult flying over Ohio River south of Point Park in Parkersburg
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk--flying over Route 50 Ohio River bridge. Last bird of the
day.
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher--Belleville wetlands
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker--Washington Works trails
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
House Wren--Northwest Drive
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush--Washington Works trails
Swainson's Thrush--several locations
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher--Washington Works trails
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird--Ohio River Islands Refuge Visitor Center
Common Yellowthroat
Chestnut-sided Warbler--Ohio River Islands Refuge
American Redstart
Magnolia Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Palm Warbler--several locations
Yellow-rumped Warbler--Washington Works trails
Black-throated Green Warbler
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow--Ohio River Islands Refuge
Eastern Towhee
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark--Northwest Drive
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 10/6/18 2:27 pm
From: Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...>
Subject: Brown Creepers
I've been hearing Brown Creepers all day at Little Beaver State Park and finally saw one.

Kim Kazmierski
 

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Date: 10/6/18 12:47 pm
From: DAVID <patick...>
Subject: Rte. 2 birding
Janet Keating, Mike Griffith and I birded this am along Rte. 2. The only birds of interest were seen at the Ashton Wetlands.

Marsh Wren-2
Bobolink-3
Savannah Sparrow-2
Swamp Sparrow-2
Palm Warbler-3
Redstart-2

David Patick,
Huntington,WV.
25701

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Date: 10/6/18 10:55 am
From: Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...>
Subject: Pied-billed Grebe
One on lake at Little Beaver State Park. Park is south of Beckley

Kim Kazmierski
 

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Date: 10/6/18 4:48 am
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Still in the hummer club (Tucker)
Hi, all,



A female Ruby-throated Hummingbird is still enjoying our summer-like
weather. Other interesting birds in the last while:



Osprey in Canaan Valley on 9/26.

Yard first appearances:



Blackpoll Warbler 9/28

Dark-eyed Junco 9/29

Red-breasted Nuthatch 9/30

White-throated Sparrow 10/5.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 10/5/18 4:33 pm
From: Wilma <wjar...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Fairview Ridge, Oct 5, 2018
FOS Lincoln's sparrow and white-throated sparrow.
A late northern waterthrush.
A great egret at Proctor.
Peregrine falcon at Hannibal dam.
Wilma Jarrell
Wileyville
Wetzel County

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Begin forwarded message:

> From: <ebird-checklist...>
> Date: October 5, 2018 2:17:42 PM EDT
> To: <wjar...>
> Subject: eBird Report - Fairview Ridge, Oct 5, 2018
>

> Fairview Ridge, Wetzel, West Virginia, US
> Oct 5, 2018 11:10 AM - 1:20 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.65 mile(s)
> Comments: cool and overcast
> 40 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Wild Turkey 1
> Mourning Dove 1
> Chimney Swift 1
> Turkey Vulture 3
> Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 3
> Northern Flicker 11
> Eastern Phoebe 5
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 5
> Carolina Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 3
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Carolina Wren 3
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
> Eastern Bluebird 11
> Swainson's Thrush 5
> American Robin 4
> Gray Catbird 4
> European Starling 40
> Cedar Waxwing 50
> American Goldfinch 6
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Field Sparrow 3
> White-throated Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 4
> Lincoln's Sparrow 1
> Eastern Towhee 6
> Eastern Meadowlark 1
> Northern Waterthrush 1 a very yellow wash waterthrush, barring on throat and dark legs was calling and bobbing tail
> Tennessee Warbler 2
> Common Yellowthroat 1
> Hooded Warbler 1
> Palm Warbler 4
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Indigo Bunting 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48950093
>
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Date: 10/5/18 11:48 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Yard Birds
Still seeing at least one  Hummingbird at the feeders as well as doing
its version of "bar hopping," i.e. going to the various flowers to
nectar.   A House Wren is also still here.  Earlier today a Gray Catbird
was plucking gaudy Beautyberries.  After being absent for a few months a
Mockingbird is back.  Also had a flashy Black-throated Green.

I've noticed that when the Cardinal youngsters are with a parent it is
usually the male.  They seem to have had a good year since there are so
many young ones.  I'm seeing more Flickers as well. That always seems to
coincide with the black walnut harvest.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 10/5/18 6:31 am
From: Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: RTHU
Had a RTHU at the feeder this morning.
Cynthia Burkhart
Ritchie

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Date: 10/4/18 6:02 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: kinglets, warblers & such
We had our first of the season ruby-crowned kinglets in the yard this
morning. Also, have had a Tennessee warbler at the suet feeder the last
couple days.
American redstarts are in the yard and still have at least 3 rose-breasted
grosbeaks and 2 hummingbirds.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/4/18 6:40 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 04, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Oct 04, 2018
8:10 AM
Traveling
2.35 miles
79 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:Today further proved that time is relative, I went out at my usual time and yet in Bird Time it was all over for the day. Usually I know when active period in the morning is done by the appearance of Turkey Vultures, and three were circling the pasture as I got out of the truck. The highlight was a flock of migrating meadowlarks.Very warm sunny morning, no humidity and a stiff breeze.

10 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
9 Turkey Vulture
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
6 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker
2 Eastern Phoebe
8 Blue Jay
10 American Crow
3 Carolina Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
2 Carolina Wren
7 Eastern Bluebird
9 American Robin
11 European Starling
3 American Goldfinch
7 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
12 Eastern Meadowlark
1 Common Yellowthroat

Number of Taxa: 23

Paul McKayOhio County
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Date: 10/3/18 6:25 pm
From: Carol Del-Colle <wvnaturalist...>
Subject: Rose-breasted Grosbeak- Yard- Summit Point
This week started off nicely with a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the sunflower feeders out back in the afternoon and early evening hours. I have also noticed an increase in Blue Jays at the feeders and flying over yard. Have seen and heard a couple catbirds hanging around, as well as two or three hummers still coming to the nectar feeders. A robin decided to take a nice dip in the stream today and really seemed to be enjoying splashing around. Always fun to watch.

Happy birding,

Carol Del-Colle

Summit Point

Jefferson County,
 

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Date: 10/3/18 3:15 pm
From: Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: RTHB
Just saw a hummingbird at my hanging spider plant blossoms! A record late date for here.
Cynthia Burkhart
Ritchie

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Date: 10/3/18 1:07 pm
From: Linda Luther Cronin <00000114a9c9602c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Question Grackles?
Hello,

I'm a novice birder and minimal experience w migrants.

Approx 10 days ago flocks of "blackbirds" minutes long flew over our property located on Rt 33 midway between Buckhannon and Elkins. I never was able to identify other than smaller than crow, larger than starling

This morning a flock numbering well over 50 landed for a short while. Lighting was poor, but I feel relatively certain a grackle not red winged blackbird. And the gregarious calls were grackle-like, not at all RWBB.

With that limited information is anyone able to narrow down which bird I may have seen? Is the timing and location right for migrating grackles?

Thanks so much,
Linda

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Date: 10/3/18 10:48 am
From: Don Henry <dhenry...>
Subject: Re: Purple Finch / RTHU
Last RT hummingbird at my feeder was Monday, Oct 1st. The feeder is still
up, in hopes of late appearances!
Kathryn Henry
Shepherdstown, Jefferson County


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Sent: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 9:12 AM
To: <WV-BIRD...>
Subject: Purple Finch / RTHU

A female PurpleFinch was at my feeder this morning.
Last RT Hummingbird was Sept.30.
Goldfinches are molting.

Cynthia Burkhart
Ritchie County

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Date: 10/3/18 9:51 am
From: Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Black-Throated Blue
Had a male Black-Throated Blue in my barn this morning. Birds sometimes fly in through the large doorways, then get confused at the clerestory windows. After I took a few pictures, I was able to get on a ladder, catch, and release him. First time I've seen this species on our farm.
Cynthia Burkhart
Ritchie

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Date: 10/3/18 8:13 am
From: Bill and Carole Telfair <wbchtelfair...>
Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Altona Marsh, Oct 2, 2018
Yesterday at Altona Marsh in Jefferson county was a nice outing.Bill Telfair


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Altona Marsh, Jefferson, West Virginia, US
Oct 2, 2018 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments:    Andy Williams and I; mist at 7:30 cleared by 8; temps 65 to 75
42 species

Canada Goose  32
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  15
Chimney Swift  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Black Vulture  1
Turkey Vulture  8
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  1
Red-shouldered Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  5
Olive-sided Flycatcher  1    larger than most flycatchers with greenish-yellowish breast and long tail
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  38    Counted them on the wires
Tree Swallow  7
Carolina Chickadee  3
Carolina Wren  4
Eastern Bluebird  6
Swainson's Thrush  1
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  6
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  45
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  33    2 areas where there were at least 15 to 20 goldfinches
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird  95
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Rusty Blackbird  2
Pine Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  4

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Date: 10/3/18 7:40 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Oct 03, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Oct 03, 2018
8:31 AM
Traveling
5.15 miles
120 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:I was blessed with a number of Palm Warblers on the farm, all very pretty in browns and yellows, all probably immatures.Several Black throated greens as well, numerous Robin's and flickers, a possible Lincoln's Sparrow ( hard to determine), Scarlet Tanagers, and Spring Peepers and Red Squirrels.

9 Mourning Dove
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
8 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Hairy Woodpecker
6 Northern Flicker
3 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Empidonax sp.
9 Eastern Phoebe
6 Blue Jay
8 American Crow
5 Carolina Chickadee
5 Tufted Titmouse
7 White-breasted Nuthatch
2 Carolina Wren
1 Swainson's Thrush
9 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
12 Cedar Waxwing
2 House Finch
6 American Goldfinch
4 Field Sparrow
15 Song Sparrow
3 Lincoln's Sparrow -- Possible
11 Eastern Towhee
11 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Common Yellowthroat
6 Palm Warbler
3 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Scarlet Tanager
8 Northern Cardinal
9 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 33
Paul McKayOhio County

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Date: 10/3/18 7:24 am
From: James Gregory <000000ddaae71225-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Purple Finch / RTHU
Still have a female hummingbird in Charles Town West Virginia as of this morning.

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> On Oct 3, 2018, at 9:11 AM, Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
> A female PurpleFinch was at my feeder this morning.
> Last RT Hummingbird was Sept.30.
> Goldfinches are molting.
>
> Cynthia Burkhart
> Ritchie County
>
> Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 10/3/18 6:12 am
From: Cynthia Burkhart <000000990b36e23b-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Purple Finch / RTHU
A female PurpleFinch was at my feeder this morning.
Last RT Hummingbird was Sept.30.
Goldfinches are molting.

Cynthia Burkhart
Ritchie County

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Date: 10/2/18 6:58 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: sapsucker, red-breasted nuthatches & warblers
We had our first of the season yellow-bellied sapsucker in the yard today.
Had 3 red-breasted nuthatches in the yard and one at Pipestem State Park.
Also had a brown creeper at the park. Warblers in the yard today included
palm, bay-breasted, black-throated green, Tennessee & blackpoll.
57 blue jays passed over the house this morning heading south.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 10/2/18 3:04 am
From: Deb Hale <debhale72...>
Subject: Broadwings and warblers
Early last evening, young son & I wandered around Bolivar Heights. The air
was silky and perfect, with just the right temperature and breeze. About 40
blue jays streamed overhead. And a lone kestrel. We found 3 Cape May
warblers acting like flycatchers in a nearly bare black walnut tree. We
disturbed a broad-winged hawk up into flight.

At noon from our front porch we had watched 16 Broad-winged hawks kettling
with a few vultures in the clear bright sky.

Since Friday, I've found the following warblers around Harpers Ferry:
Cape May
Chestnut-sided
Black-throated Green
American redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Black-and-white
Blackpoll
Palm (western)

Deb Hale
Harpers Ferry/Bolivar
 

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Date: 10/1/18 5:01 pm
From: Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...>
Subject: Babcock State Park
Starting Friday at home (Hurricane), Common Yellowthroat and several Hummingbirds.
On the way to Babcock, already posted the Eagle at Dunbar.

After getting to the campground and settling in, we walked the campground and over to the loop at the Overlook. Also did the Overlook area and Skyline Trail on Saturday.

Birds in those areas:
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo wave on Saturday on the Skyline Trail
Philadelphia Vireo-1
White-eyed Vireo-1

Redstart-1
Black and White Warbler-1
Magnolia Warbler-1
Black-throated Green-5
Bay-breasted Warbler-wave at campground and Overlook on Friday, still saw a few on Saturday, too

Scarlet Tanager in a few different areas

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy
Hairy
Pileated

Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk

Crow-3
Raven-1

White-breasted Nuthatch
Red-breasted Nuthatch

Chipping Sparrow

This morning, still have a Hummingbird. 5 Chimney Swifts flew over the house around 10am.

We loved camping at Babcock. Beautiful area!

Kim Kazmierski
Hurricane, Putnam County
 

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Date: 10/1/18 11:30 am
From: Richard Gregg <greggra...>
Subject: Kan. Co.: Bald Eagle
Bird of note:
11:18 a.m., Sunday, September 30, 2018
Riverview Dr., Belle, Kanawha Co., WV
Bald Eagle 1-adult.
It was flying about 100-ft above the Kanawha River and heading upstream, (southeast). Beautiful in the morning sun.

Rick Gregg,
Kanawha Co., WV.
 

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Date: 10/1/18 6:16 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Sep 30, 2018
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Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 9:13 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Sep 30, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Summers, West Virginia, US
Sep 30, 2018 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
43 species

Canada Goose 45
Mourning Dove 7
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 58 47 were migrants flying over high up. other 9 hung around
in the yard at the feeders
American Crow 4
Common Raven 1
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 7
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 14
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 13
Tennessee Warbler 2
Northern Parula 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
House Sparrow 4

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 10/1/18 6:15 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Sep 30, 2018
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Date: Mon, Oct 1, 2018 at 9:07 AM
Subject: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV,
Sep 30, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Mercer, West Virginia, US
Sep 30, 2018 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: hawk watch- 59-70 degrees, winds 6-8mph out of the south & 85
% cloud cover
16 species

Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 3 2 adults, 1 immatrure
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Northern Flicker 2
Blue Jay 27
American Crow 1
Common Raven 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Goldfinch 6
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 9/30/18 5:52 pm
From: Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Eagles Hawks Vultures BLJAYS
Birds were a movin today
What a great day to watch the sky
Just about every where I looked up I saw  
Bald Eagles Black Vultures Turkey VulturesOsprey Cooper's Hawks Broadwings 
Jays Jays Jays  were movin in small & Large flocks


WHAT a great day to be out birding 
SUN Blue Skies  Great Temps


Diane Holsinger
 

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Date: 9/30/18 11:27 am
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Common Terns, Nicholas County
There were two Common Terns flying over Summersville Lake this afternoon at the Battle Run Recreation Area. Also of note was and adult Bald Eagle and a Red-breasted Nuthatch.

Steven Wilson
Beckley, WV
 

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Date: 9/30/18 8:48 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Nice warbler day in Wood County
I spent 2.5 hours at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge
Visitor Center north of Williamstown in Wood County. Most of that time was
spent on the trails between the railroad tracks and the river.

Warblers included:

Yellow--2, very late
Magnolia--6
Northern Parula--1
American Redstart--1
Tennessee--2
Blackpoll--3
Hooded--2
Cape May--2
Blackburnian--1

Also of note:

White-eyed Vireo--2
White-breasted Nuthatch--8
Gray Catbird--4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak--3
Indigo Bunting--2
Red-winged Blackbird--50

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 9/30/18 7:32 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Sep 29, 2018
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Date: Sun, Sep 30, 2018 at 10:29 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Sep 29, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Knob Ridge Road, Pipestem, WV, Summers, West Virginia, US
Sep 29, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:50 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Sitting on porch, listening to WVU football game on the radio
and keeping a bird list.
38 species

Mourning Dove 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Turkey Vulture 9
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 9
American Crow 5
Common Raven 1
Carolina Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 1
European Starling 5
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 17
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Tennessee Warbler 3
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
House Sparrow 6

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 9/29/18 5:11 pm
From: Hannah Clipp <hlclipp...>
Subject: Lincoln Sparrow at Little Indian Creek WMA (Monongalia County)
Hi all,

I spent the afternoon at Little Indian Creek WMA in Monongalia County, WV.
I was looking for the Connecticut Warblers that have been spotted there
recently, but was unable to find them. I did, however, come across at least
one Lincoln's Sparrow (possibly two) and a number (>5) of Palm Warblers
(Western-type) during my wandering.

Other assorted birds included:
Magnolia Warbler
Common Raven
Field Sparrow
Chimney Swift
Cedar Waxwing
Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Song Sparrow
American Goldfinch
Blue Jay
Eastern Towhee
Northern Flicker
Mourning Dove

Good birding,
Hannah


--
Hannah L. Clipp
PhD Student | Associate Wildlife Biologist®
West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
West Virginia University
 

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Date: 9/29/18 2:26 pm
From: Debby KOEGLER <kullbeach...>
Subject: Hummer in the Honeysuckle...
We continue to see a Hummingbird in our Honeysuckle vine…this morning was a particularly good sighting as the sun’s rays were just right and the hummer lingered.
Also…I wanted to ask the group at large…did someone send a link to the “night sounds” ? I thought that I saved it but, alas, it has vanished.

Good birding,
Debby Koegler
Wheeling Ohio County
 

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Date: 9/29/18 1:37 pm
From: pep4223 <pep4223...>
Subject: raptors on the move
Yesterday morning at 10 AM after the clouds started to slowly lift from our last 3+ inches of rain episode, I was driving out of my subdivision headed to an appointment. I noticed a Bald Eagle soaring low above my car due to the low cloud ceiling. I quickly pulled over and got out of the car. I then saw 2 Red-tailed Hawks soaring, numerous Turkey Vultures, and best of all, a kettle of 50+ Broad-winged Hawks in tight formation.


It was the first chance the raptors had to migrate after days of rain. Looking forward to some sun and wind to dry up the mud.


BIRDMOM

Jefferson County, WV
 

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Date: 9/29/18 1:16 pm
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Rte. 2 Birding
Janet Keating, Mike Griffith, Gary Rankin and I did some birding this am along Rte. 2 in Cabell and Mason County. The weather was very comfortable with temp's starting out at 53 and rising to 64 at noon. We were able to see 16 warblers and we had our first of the season Lincoln's Sparrow. Some of our birds seen were:


Greenbottom WMA:


Bald Eagle-1 subadult

Common Raven-1

Marsh Wren-1

Swainson's Thrush-2

Wood Thrush-2

Lincoln's Sparrow-1 FOS

Ovenbird-1

Northern Waterthrush-1

Tennessee Warbler-9

Common Yellowthroat-11

American Redstart-3

Northern Parula-1

Magnolia Warbler-6

Bay-breasted Warbler-8

Blackburnian Warbler-7

Chestnut-sided Warbler-3

Blackpoll Warbler-1

Black-throated Blue Warbler-1

Yellow-rumped Warbler-3

Yellow-throated Warbler-1

Black-throated Green Warbler-5

Rose-breasted Grosbeak-3


Ashton Wetlands:


Palm Warbler-1


Apple Grove farmland:


Killdeer-30

Greater Yellowlegs-1

Solitary Sandpiper-1


RCB Locks:


Spotted Sandpiper-1

Greater Yellowlegs-1

Pied-billed Grebe-3

Yellow-billed Cuckoo-1

Herring Gull-1

Tennessee Warbler-3

Wilson's Warbler-1


David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 9/29/18 8:18 am
From: James Gregory <000000ddaae71225-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Flicker Flock/Tucker County
I’ve seen that phenomena with Ted-Shaffer Flickers in parks in Denver and Boulder, Colorado.

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> On Sep 29, 2018, at 11:04 AM, Joan Carr <joan-of-art...> wrote:
>
> Hi Randy and all,
>
> One fall day Les and IO went to a mountaintop (ugh) removal area nearby to see what migrants might be found. Among those seen was a "flock of flickers". Like you, we had not observed this before that day. Then, after looking up info about flickers, we learned this was not unusual. This month we had several in our yard, digging holes and getting larvae to eat. Hopefully they are eating the grubs of Japanese beetles.
>
> Cheers,
> Joan of Art and Nature (Carr)
> South Williamson, KY across the Tug River from Williamson, WV
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Audubon birding discussion for WV [mailto:<WV-BIRD...>] On Behalf Of Randy Bodkins
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:44 AM
> To: <WV-BIRD...>
> Subject: Flicker Flock/Tucker County
>
> I have never seen a Flock of Flickers until yesterday (9/26/18). I rode through Rose Hill Cemetery near Thomas at 11am. There were at least 40 Flickers there on the lower end of the cemetery. ALL were within a ten yard circle..
>
>
> Randy Bodkins
> Norton, WV
 

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Date: 9/29/18 8:15 am
From: Joan Carr <joan-of-art...>
Subject: Re: Flicker Flock/Tucker County
Hi Randy and all,

One fall day Les and IO went to a mountaintop (ugh) removal area nearby to see what migrants might be found. Among those seen was a "flock of flickers". Like you, we had not observed this before that day. Then, after looking up info about flickers, we learned this was not unusual. This month we had several in our yard, digging holes and getting larvae to eat. Hopefully they are eating the grubs of Japanese beetles.

Cheers,
Joan of Art and Nature (Carr)
South Williamson, KY across the Tug River from Williamson, WV

-----Original Message-----
From: Audubon birding discussion for WV [mailto:<WV-BIRD...>] On Behalf Of Randy Bodkins
Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2018 10:44 AM
To: <WV-BIRD...>
Subject: Flicker Flock/Tucker County

I have never seen a Flock of Flickers until yesterday (9/26/18). I rode through Rose Hill Cemetery near Thomas at 11am. There were at least 40 Flickers there on the lower end of the cemetery. ALL were within a ten yard circle..


Randy Bodkins
Norton, WV
 

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Date: 9/28/18 3:59 pm
From: Andy Weaks <awboat...>
Subject: Ruby throated Hummingbirds
Still got two hanging around. Beats my late date by 4 days

Andy

Northern Marion County
 

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Date: 9/28/18 12:05 pm
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Migrants
There seemed to be a significant push of migrants here last night. In about 3 hours of birding along Skyhigh Drive and Rush Hollow (Cabell Co.), Janet Keating and I found the following :

Broad-winged Hawk - 1
Red-eyed Vireo - 4
White-eyed Vireo - 3
Philadelphia Vireo - 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Wood Thrush - 6
Swainson's Thrush - 5
Gray-cheeked Thrush - 2
Blue-winged Warbler - 1
Northern Parula - 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 15
Cape May Warbler - 1
Black-throated Green Warbler - 1
Blackburnian Warbler - 4
Bay-breasted Warbler - 16
Blackpoll Warbler - 1
Black-and-white Warbler - 6
American Redstart - 10
Hooded Warbler - 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 5

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 9/28/18 6:46 am
From: Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...>
Subject: Bald Eagle
Saw an adult Bald Eagle flying over the river in Dunbar, Kanawha County

Kim Kazmierski
 

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Date: 9/27/18 3:28 pm
From: Richard Kazmierski <richardkazmierski...>
Subject: Winfield Locks an Dam
Highlights for Winfield Locks and Dam in Putnam County

Sora-1
Solitary Sandpiper-1
Northern Waterthrush-2 in standing water on the second pond
Common Yellowthroat-4
Palm Warbler-7
Magnolia Warbler-1
White-eyed Vireo-2
Indigo Bunting-1
Field Sparrow
Gray Catbird-3
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ruby-throated Hummingbird-1
Wood Ducks

32 Species for the area.

Cindy Ellis and Kim Kazmierski birding Winfield Locks and Dam



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Date: 9/27/18 12:45 pm
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Common Tern
Janet Keating and I found the following birds between Ashton and Gallipolis Ferry in Mason Co. :

Osprey - 1
Bald Eagle - 1
Northern Harrier - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 3
Common Tern - 1 (first year bird)
Marsh Wren - 1
Palm Warbler - 6
Savannah Sparrow - 4
Bobolink - 5

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 9/27/18 11:56 am
From: Jim Stasz <0000006548a92e8f-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Question on Palm Warbler
Hi Folks,

In Fall, Western Palm typically outnumbers Yellow Palm across Maryland, including the Coastal Plain. Yellow Palm is scarce west of South Mountain, the border between Frederick County and Washington County.

Jim

Jim Stasz
North Beach MD
<Jlstasz...>





On Thursday, September 27, 2018 paulmck57 <paulmck57...> wrote:
Thanks,I think it was closer to breeding plumage than not, which gave it more of a yellowish color, not as dull as my books show, which made me wonder about east vs west. What is interesting is the likelihood of West vs East, making this far more likely to be West with nice bright plumage Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone -------- Original message --------From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Date: 9/27/18 1:46 PM (GMT-05:00) To: paulmck57 <paulmck57...> Cc: <WV-BIRD...> Subject: Re: Question on Palm Warbler Paul, A good question and an instructive one for all. In WV the yellow Eastern form is almost always found east of the Allegheny Mountains, while the duller Western form is almost always found in the mountains and in the western part of the state. However, I and many other birders do occasionally find the yellow form in the mountains and to the west, but the further west you go they become extremely rare. The same can be said for the Western form east of the mountains. My personal experience is that over 95% of the birds in the mountains and to the west are Westerns. I don't get east of the mountains very often, so I can't be as confident about the percentage of yellow forms there; perhaps Eastern Panhandle birders can speak to that. There is one complicating factor that must also be considered. Adults of this species have both breeding and non-breeding plumages--the latter of which is often much duller than breeding plumage. Juveniles are generally very dull. At this time of year I would not expect to see birds still in breeding plumage. I'd suggest looking at photos online to see the variations, which may not be all illustrated in field guides. The Cornell Lab site, https://www.allaboutbirds.org, has some good photos. Terry Bronson Vienna, WV

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 11:49 AM paulmck57 <paulmck57...> wrote: Hi all,I saw a couple Palm's in Wheeling and was wondering, are they the Western version which I see more likely or the Eastern which it looked a little more like, had a strong yellowish tint, and chestnut cap, ThanksPaul McKay Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 9/27/18 11:36 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: Re: Question on Palm Warbler
Thanks,I think it was closer to breeding plumage than not, which gave it more of a yellowish color, not as dull as my books show, which made me wonder about east vs west. What is interesting is the likelihood of West vs East, making this far more likely to be West with nice bright plumage


Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Date: 9/27/18 1:46 PM (GMT-05:00) To: paulmck57 <paulmck57...> Cc: <WV-BIRD...> Subject: Re: Question on Palm Warbler
Paul,
A good question and an instructive one for all. In WV the yellow Eastern form is almost always found east of the Allegheny Mountains, while the duller Western form is almost always found in the mountains and in the western part of the state.
However, I and many other birders do occasionally find the yellow form in the mountains and to the west, but the further west you go they become extremely rare. The same can be said for the Western form east of the mountains.
My personal experience is that over 95% of the birds in the mountains and to the west are Westerns. I don't get east of the mountains very often, so I can't be as confident about the percentage of yellow forms there; perhaps Eastern Panhandle birders can speak to that.
There is one complicating factor that must also be considered. Adults of this species have both breeding and non-breeding plumages--the latter of which is often much duller than breeding plumage. Juveniles are generally very dull. At this time of year I would not expect to see birds still in breeding plumage.
I'd suggest looking at photos online to see the variations, which may not be all illustrated in field guides. The Cornell Lab site, https://www.allaboutbirds.org, has some good photos.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
On Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 11:49 AM paulmck57 <paulmck57...> wrote:


Hi all,I saw a couple Palm's in Wheeling and was wondering, are they the Western version which I see more likely or the Eastern which it looked a little more like, had a strong yellowish tint, and chestnut cap, ThanksPaul McKay

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Date: 9/27/18 10:46 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Re: Question on Palm Warbler
Paul,

A good question and an instructive one for all. In WV the yellow Eastern
form is almost always found east of the Allegheny Mountains, while the
duller Western form is almost always found in the mountains and in the
western part of the state.

However, I and many other birders do occasionally find the yellow form in
the mountains and to the west, but the further west you go they become
extremely rare. The same can be said for the Western form east of the
mountains.

My personal experience is that over 95% of the birds in the mountains and
to the west are Westerns. I don't get east of the mountains very often, so
I can't be as confident about the percentage of yellow forms there; perhaps
Eastern Panhandle birders can speak to that.

There is one complicating factor that must also be considered. Adults of
this species have both breeding and non-breeding plumages--the latter of
which is often much duller than breeding plumage. Juveniles are generally
very dull. At this time of year I would not expect to see birds still in
breeding plumage.

I'd suggest looking at photos online to see the variations, which may not
be all illustrated in field guides. The Cornell Lab site,
https://www.allaboutbirds.org, has some good photos.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 11:49 AM paulmck57 <paulmck57...> wrote:

>
> Hi all,I saw a couple Palm's in Wheeling and was wondering, are they the
> Western version which I see more likely or the Eastern which it looked a
> little more like, had a strong yellowish tint, and chestnut cap, ThanksPaul
> McKay
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 9/27/18 10:36 am
From: Jon Benedetti <jon.benedetti...>
Subject: Today's MBC outing
Today's Mountwood Bird Club outing to the McDonough Refuge in Vienna was
attended by Jeanette Esker, Barb Hohman, Lucine Wright, Terry Bronson, Pat
Collins, Dick Esker, Martin Powney (briefly), Jason White and I. A very
nice morning of birding.

Birds: "*" = highlights

Canada Goose
Mourning Dove
*Yellow-billed Cuckoo
*Chimney Swift
*Ruby-throated Hummingbird
*Wilson's Snipe - in the field in the middle of the paved trail
Turkey Vulture
Red-bellied Woodpecker
*Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
*White-eyed Vireo
**Philadelphia Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
*Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
*Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
*Swainson's Thrush
*Wood Thrush
American Robin
*Gray Catbird
*Brown Thrasher
*Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
American Goldfinch
*Tennessee Warbler
*Common Yellowthroat
*American Redstart
*Magnolia Warbler
*Bay-breasted Warbler
*Blackpoll Warbler
*Black-throated Green Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
*Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
*Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle

I may have missed some.

Jon Benedetti
Vienna, WV
Wood County
 

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Date: 9/27/18 8:49 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: Question on Palm Warbler

Hi all,I saw a couple Palm's in Wheeling and was wondering, are they the Western version which I see more likely or the Eastern which it looked a little more like, had a strong yellowish tint, and chestnut cap, ThanksPaul McKay
Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7 active, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 9/27/18 7:44 am
From: Randy Bodkins <randybodkins...>
Subject: Flicker Flock/Tucker County
I have never seen a Flock of Flickers until yesterday (9/26/18). I rode through Rose Hill Cemetery near Thomas at 11am. There were at least 40 Flickers there on the lower end of the cemetery. ALL were within a ten yard circle..


Randy Bodkins
Norton, WV
 

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Date: 9/27/18 7:06 am
From: paulmck57 <paulmck57...>
Subject: eBird -- McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612) -- Sep 27, 2018
McKay Farm,Wheeling, West Virginia, US (40.142, -80.612)
Sep 27, 2018
8:18 AM
Traveling
1.83 miles
101 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:
Nice walk, 2 Palm Warblers, new for fall, a couple Tennessee Warblers as well, otherwise a quite morning

5 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
7 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Hairy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
3 Eastern Phoebe
5 Blue Jay
4 American Crow
2 Barn Swallow
3 Carolina Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
8 American Robin
4 Gray Catbird
10 American Goldfinch
4 Field Sparrow
9 Song Sparrow
6 Eastern Towhee
3 Tennessee Warbler
4 Common Yellowthroat
2 Magnolia Warbler
2 Palm Warbler
7 Northern Cardinal
8 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 25

Paul McKayOhio County
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Date: 9/26/18 5:21 pm
From: Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...>
Subject: Jefferson County - Great Horned Owl; Pied-billed Grebe
I had a Great Horned Owl calling in backyard this evening right at dark.

At 4:30 pm, I also observed my first Pied-billed Grebe on our newly formed lake (thanks to all the extra rain) by the service road to the USDA Research Lab in Bardane. A passing Osprey circled over this same body of water and hovered for a minute, but then proceeded on its southern path.

N. Wade Snyder
Shenandoah Junction
Jefferson Co.
 

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Date: 9/26/18 5:18 pm
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Laughing Gull
The Laughing Gull reported earlier this week at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington was still present at 7:00 PM today.

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 9/26/18 1:55 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Bathing Birds
Yesterday we went up to our field to gather some apples for sauce. We
noticed quite a few birds along the little stream rushing down the
mountain. When we got back, I took my binoculars and headed back up to the
stream. I didn't see much until I spotted something bathing in a little,
shallow pool under a shrub beside the stream. There were an American Robin,
an Eastern Towhee and a Brown Thrasher all utilizing the pool. Then a Gray
Catbird joined the fun as well as two Scarlet Tanagers. The final bird to
bathe was a Swainson's Thrush. The latter seemed anxious and didn't stay as
long as the others. As I turned to go a Yellow-billed Cuckoo landed in a
tree very close to me. I was not happy that I didn't have my camera but did
enjoy the show. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 9/26/18 12:01 pm
From: steve kimbrell <galvmcm...>
Subject: Sampling along the Black Fork of the Cheat near Parsons, Tucker County
Here's what our Wednesday Walk found today:
eBird Report - Fernow Tree Nursery Bottom, Sep 26, 2018
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2:40 PM (10 minutes ago)
to me
Fernow Tree Nursery Bottom, Tucker, West Virginia, US
Sep 26, 2018 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
Comments: Birded from entrance kiosk up AHT 300 meters then back and on
road in to Forest HQ building and looped around back to kiosk. Counted one
way distance when backtracking. Temperature about 70 degrees F., overcast
with on and off rain. Birders: Mimi Kibler, Jim Tripplet and Steve Kimbrell
36 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 20
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
hawk sp. 1 Not seen long. Flying high and probably saw us then, turned
back below the treeline
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker X
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 1
Cedar Waxwing X
American Goldfinch 1
Tennessee Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 1
Cape May Warbler X
Magnolia Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 1
Scarlet Tanager 4
Northern Cardinal X
Rose-breasted Grosbeak X

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48760934
 

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Date: 9/26/18 11:11 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Pileateds and warblers
Yesterday morning while walking the dog I saw three Pileateds in the
little development next door and coming back there was one on a tree
trunk in my yard.  Early afternoon I spotted one in flight a couple of
times in the back yard.  This morning there was one on the feeder tray. 
They used to be very rare in this area so I'm really thrilled to have
them as regulars.  One day I saw one poke his head in a hole in the tree
on the neighbor's property.  I will definitely keep that in mind as
something to keep track of next spring.  I also saw a Yellow-billed
cuckoo next door.  Always nice to have them close enough and facing you
to ID without binoculars.

There are a couple of places on my neighbor's gravel road where the
water collects after much rain.  The birds use them to bathe in.  Even
if you don't see them do so there are little feathers floating on top of
the water, evidence of their activity.

Late afternoon I noticed quite a bit of activity out front.  I'm not
good with warblers but managed to identify a Black-throated Green,
female American Redstart and two more.  Maybe I can get an ID from my
photos.  It was interesting is watch one of the birds pick small insects
out of the spider webs in the old dogwood.

Looks like summer returned for a day.  A Cardinal and male Towhee were
taking a bath.  The Catbird that I saw yesterday was back.

The Monarch magic continues.  They are all over the place.  Just counted
nine on the Tithonia by the front door.  They are probably tanking up
for their migration.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 9/26/18 8:09 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: saw-whet & thrushes
About 5 0'clock this morning, I was awakened by a raccoon that was in one
of our bird feeders. I chased it off, but as usual, it came right back. I
stepped out on the porch and chased it off again. As I turned to go back in
I heard a series of calls from a saw-whet owl coming from a stand of white
pines on our neighbor's property, so I decided to sit on the porch for an
hour and listen for other birds.
Ended up with 2 barred owls, 7 Swainson's and 4 gray-cheeked thrushes. Not
a bad start to the day.
We still have a few rose-breasted grosbeaks and at least 5 ruby-throated
hummingbirds around the place this morning.
Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 9/25/18 3:36 pm
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Laughing Gull
I was able to see the first cycle Laughing Gull this afternoon with Josh Holland at Harris Riverfront park along with a juvenile Ring-billed Gull. Many thanks to Josh Holland for locating the bird yesterday and relocating it today. This was a new state bird for me.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/31038940018/


David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 9/25/18 5:30 am
From: Joshua Holland <jhollandua...>
Subject: Laughing Gull Continues in Huntington
Still present as of 8:30am.

Josh Holland
Huntington, WV
 

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Date: 9/24/18 6:15 pm
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Return of the grackles and Monarch bonanza (Tucker)
Hi, all,



A large (100+) flock of Common Grackles returned to the yard today, many of
them in the process of growing new tail feathers.



On Saturday, along with my first Yellow-bellied Sapsucker of the season, I
had the privilege of witnessing an amazing migratory flight of Monarch
butterflies past my house. The sky was filled with them, and thousands flew
past in a couple of hours. With all the unchecked threats to the species, it
was an experience I'll treasure for the rest of my life.



Here were the birds in the yard today:



Mourning Dove

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Barred Owl

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Blue-headed Vireo

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Swainson's Thrush

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

American Goldfinch

Eastern Towhee

Common Grackle

Black-and-white Warbler

Tennessee Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

American Redstart

Cape May Warbler

Northern Parula

Black-throated Blue Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Scarlet Tanager

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV


 

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Date: 9/24/18 3:32 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Flickers
We just had seven Northern Flickers hammering away at our yard outside our
living room windows along with an American Robin. I haven't often seen
flocks of migrating flickers, so that was pretty neat along with Bill
Beatty showing us their long tongue at the Allegheny Front Migration
Observatory yesterday. Our guests were quite impressed with that tongue as
I was with this flock. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 9/24/18 10:33 am
From: Joshua Holland <jhollandua...>
Subject: Laughing Gull (Cabell)
At roughly 9 am this morning a 1st year Laughing Gull was at the Harris
Riverfront Park boat ramp in Huntington. Also present was a Common Tern.
The tern was not seen after 9:45. The gull was flying casually between the
6th street bridge and up river toward Guyandotte. It stopped to rest once
on the bank near the boat ramp before a fisherman got within 10 yds of it
and flushed.

As of 1:22 pm, Janet Keating reported there was no sign of either bird.
Will check back this evening and update on Mtn State Birders facebook page.

Josh Holland
Huntington, WV
 

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Date: 9/23/18 1:07 pm
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Rte. 2 Birdimg
Janet Keating, Mike Griffith and I birded today briefly at Greenbottom WMA and later visited one of the Mason County ridges- Mud Run Rd, Gallipolis Ferry and lastly at the RCB Locks. We had to contend with intermittent showers. Some of the birds seen were:


Greenbottom WMA:


Marsh Wren-FOS


Mason County ridges:


Wild Turkey-5

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/44820398542/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/43959544725/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/44820400072/

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-1 FOS

Swainson's Thrush-1

Wood Thrush-3

Black-and-white Warbler-2

Tennessee Warbler-5

Common Yellowthroat-3

Hooded Warbler-3

American Redstart-3

Northern Parula-1

Magnolia Warbler-4

Bay-breasted Warbler-4

Blackburnian Warbler-1

Chestnut-sided Warbler-5

Yellow-throated Warbler-4

Black-throated Green Warbler-5


Gallipolis Ferry:


Spotted Sandpiper-1

Killdeer-1

Magnolia Warbler-1

Prairie Warbler-1


RCB Locks:


Greater Yellowlegs-1

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/43959554735/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/43959555395/

Spotted Sandpiper-1

Pied-billed Grebe-4

Northern Shoveler-3 FOS

Herring Gull-2

Palm Warbler-1 FOS


David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 9/23/18 8:09 am
From: Susan Aaron <sf46aron...>
Subject: Female Hummer
I think the RT Hummingbird from the Beverly Hills area may be the one that visits me. She was checking out the honeysuckle in my backyard this morning.

Susan Aaron
Cabell co.
Huntington, WV
 

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Date: 9/22/18 2:13 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Sep 22, 2018
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 5:11 PM
Subject: eBird Report - East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV,
Sep 22, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


East River Mountain Overlook, Mercer County, WV, Mercer, West Virginia, US
Sep 22, 2018 9:42 AM - 2:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Bibbee Nature Club- hawk watch - 70-75 degrees, cloud cover
75-80%, S wind 0-3 mph
55 monarchs
32 species

Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 53
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Turkey Vulture 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 2 immature
Broad-winged Hawk 51
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 2
Merlin 1 larger than kestrel, smaller than peregrine. pointy falcon
wings
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 37
American Crow 4
Common Raven 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 2
Cedar Waxwing 8
American Goldfinch 7
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Cape May Warbler 1
Palm Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48676593

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

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Date: 9/22/18 10:54 am
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Rte. 2 Birding
Gary Rankin, Mike Griffith and I birded this am along Rte. 2 in Cabell and Mason County. We birded one of Mason County's ridges- Fees Branch Rd., Greenbottom WMA and the RCB Locks Fish Hatchery. We were able to see 14 Warblers today. Some of the birds seen were:


Greenbottom WMA:


Red-eyed Vireo-1

White-eyed Vireo-1

House Wren-1

Warbling Vireo-1

Tennessee Warbler-1

American Redstart-1

Magnolia Warbler-5

Blackburnian Warbler-1

Chestnut-sided Warbler-1

Yellow-rumped Warbler-1


Mason County ridges:


White-eyed Vireo-3

Yellow-throated Vireo-3

Red-eyed Vireo-3

Red-breasted Nuthatch-2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet-1

Swainson's Thrush-9

Wood Thrush-3

Black-and-white Warbler-3

Tennessee Warbler-4

Hooded Warbler-2

American Redstart-4

Cape May Warbler-1

Northern Parula-1

Magnolia Warbler-4

Bay-breasted Warbler-5

Blackburnian Warbler-2

Chestnut-sided Warbler-2

Blackpoll Warbler-1

Prairie Warbler-1

Black-throated Green Warbler-3


RCB Locks Fish Hatchery:


Greater Yellowlegs-2

Great Egret-1


David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 9/22/18 5:04 am
From: MFowler <monty.fowler...>
Subject: Another hummer
Another female Rubythroated hummer at the feeder yesterday. She did not stay
long and that's the first one I've seen in the past week.



Monty Fowler

Beverly Hills area

Huntington
 

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Date: 9/22/18 4:44 am
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Gull in Moorefield, Hardy County
There was a gull flying above McDonald's in Moorefield this morning. I am not confident of ID. I did not get good looks. I can only assume it was Ring-billed Gull. The way birds have been showing up the last couple of weeks it may not be safe to assume anything...

Steven Wilson
Beckley, WV
 

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