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6/18/18 8:33 pm Larry Schwab <larryschwab...> Little Indian Creek, Monongalia County, WV historic GWWA breeding site
6/18/18 3:27 pm Larry Schwab <larryschwab...> Booth's Run, Monongalia County, WV
6/18/18 2:31 pm Larry Schwab <larryschwab...> Booth's Run, Monongalia County, West Virginia
6/18/18 1:46 pm Tom Fox <0000007091f045bc-dmarc-request...> Nicut BBS Route
6/18/18 12:54 pm Larry Schwab <larryschwab...>
6/18/18 11:57 am Mindy Waldron <awaldron...> 3 Breeding Bird Surveys
6/17/18 6:38 pm Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Hix BBS
6/16/18 10:20 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> New River Gorge/Cranberry Glades birding trip
6/16/18 5:34 am DAVID PATICK <patick...> Belleville Ohio river Access
6/15/18 9:17 am Ron Kingston <kingston...> 24th Annual PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY in VA!
6/15/18 7:16 am Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Whip-poor-will, Nighthawk (Tucker)
6/14/18 12:10 pm Terry Harmon <tharmon72...> Re: Spoonbills
6/13/18 5:48 pm LeJay Graffious <lejaygraffious...> Spoonbills
6/13/18 9:03 am Deb Hale <debhale72...> Blue Ridge Center (just over the river in VA)
6/13/18 7:17 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Arboretum to Long Branch Lake, Pipestem S.P., Pipestem, WV, Jun 13, 2018
6/13/18 4:50 am Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: nesting Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark - Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Jefferson County
6/12/18 12:04 pm Rich Bailey <wvbirds...> Bemis BBS results 6/4/18
6/12/18 11:28 am Rich Bailey <wvbirds...> Bowden BBS results 6/1/18
6/12/18 10:42 am Rich Bailey <wvbirds...> Meadowville BBS results 5/31/18
6/12/18 7:45 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Dickcissel at Belleville wetlands
6/11/18 12:43 pm Rich Bailey <wvbirds...> Glady BBS results
6/11/18 11:37 am Rich Bailey <wvbirds...> Denmar BBS route results
6/11/18 4:08 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Pileated Woodpecker vandalism?
6/10/18 4:05 pm Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Bittern, Nashville Warbler (Tucker)
6/9/18 6:31 pm Steven Wilson <scwilso35...> Clear Creek BBS
6/9/18 9:51 am DAVID PATICK <patick...> Rte. 2 Birding
6/9/18 4:04 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Re: nesting Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark - Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Jefferson County
6/8/18 12:14 pm pep4223 <pep4223...> nesting Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark - Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Jefferson County
6/7/18 6:31 pm steve kimbrell <galvmcm...> Fwd: eBird Report - Montrose Wetlands WMA, Jun 6, 2018
6/7/18 4:11 pm laura ceperley <ceperleylau...> Best chorus
6/7/18 3:04 pm laura ceperley <ceperleylau...> A true magnolia warbler
6/7/18 12:09 pm Rich Bailey <wvbirds...> Dickcissel, Greenbrier County
6/6/18 3:23 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Bellepoint Park, Hinton, Summers County, wV, Jun 6, 2018
6/6/18 6:41 am Luanne Bowers <lbowers22...> Nest materials
6/5/18 12:08 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Bertha Campground, Bluestone WMA, Jun 5, 2018
6/4/18 10:43 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Likely Sanderlings at Gallipolis Ferry
6/3/18 8:53 pm Doren Burrell <g.immer...> Point Pleasant BBS - June 3rd
6/3/18 11:42 am James Farley <JamesFarley...> Re: WV-BIRD Digest - 1 Jun 2018 to 2 Jun 2018 (#2018-151)
6/2/18 11:13 am pep4223 <pep4223...> PVAS birding field trip, Leetown Hatchery Ponds - Jefferson County
6/2/18 10:30 am DAVID PATICK <patick...> Rte. 2 Birding
6/2/18 6:44 am Olcott, Susan P <Susan.P.Olcott...> Painted bunting
6/1/18 5:20 pm Larry Schwab <larryschwab...> Fwd: eBird Report - Greer Quarry, May 30, 2018
6/1/18 7:56 am Rich Bailey <wvbirds...> Swainson's warbler - (lower) Tucker County
6/1/18 5:50 am Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...> Goose
6/1/18 1:38 am Tom Igou <0000010b8a8cf82d-dmarc-request...>
6/1/18 1:38 am Tom Igou <0000010b8a8cf82d-dmarc-request...>
5/31/18 4:12 pm Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Traffic Stop
5/30/18 4:25 pm Rankin, Gary <rankin...> Phalarope- No
5/30/18 2:40 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Ritchie County--Red-headed Woodpeckers and Wood Ducks
5/30/18 12:50 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Bellepoint Park, Hinton, Summers County, wV, May 30, 2018
5/30/18 12:50 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Bluestone S.P., Meador Campground, May 30, 2018
5/30/18 9:50 am Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Red-necked Phalarope
5/30/18 7:40 am Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...> Ohio/Brooke County BBS results 5/28 - Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Osprey, Purple Martins, more
5/30/18 4:21 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Eaglets taking flight
5/29/18 5:55 pm laura ceperley <ceperleylau...> Dining on amphibians
5/29/18 11:37 am Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...> Re: Eastern Bluebirds
5/29/18 11:17 am Rich Bailey <wvbirds...> Request for assistance with golden-winged warbler population monitoring
5/29/18 10:13 am Olcott, Susan P <Susan.P.Olcott...> late migrant Red-breasted Merganser in nearby PA
5/29/18 10:00 am Matt Orsie <wvbirder...> Unexpected yard bird - Berkeley County
5/28/18 6:44 pm Wilma <wjar...> Whip-poor-will and barred owl
5/28/18 6:42 pm Katie Fallon <katie...> WV Young Birders Club walk
5/28/18 5:09 pm LeJay Graffious <lejaygraffious...> Old Hemlock, Preston County
5/28/18 1:14 pm Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Southern Upshur County
5/28/18 6:50 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Eagles, etc.
5/27/18 5:38 pm Fred Atwood <fatwood...> Bobwhite singing in Grant Co
5/27/18 2:56 pm Casey Rucker <autoblock...> Willow Flycatcher (Tucker)
5/27/18 7:05 am Mindy Waldron <awaldron...> MAPS bird Banding in Raleigh and Fayette Co.
5/26/18 6:42 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Cranberry Glades Boardwalk, Monongahela N.F., May 26, 2018
5/26/18 1:05 pm Jim Triplett <jtrippy...> Eastern Bluebirds
5/26/18 11:25 am DAVID PATICK <patick...> Mason County birding
5/24/18 4:45 pm Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Mergansers
5/24/18 11:48 am Deb Hale <debhale72...> Yesterday's special treats
5/24/18 7:42 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Interesting morning
5/23/18 1:20 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Lower Ohio River Valley birding highlights today
5/23/18 12:38 pm Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Dickcissel & Shorebirds In Mason Co.
5/23/18 7:28 am Bruni Haydl <bruni...> Prime location
5/23/18 5:53 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Cattle Egret at Apple Grove Fish Hatchery
5/22/18 7:34 pm Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...> Burr Industrial Ponds, Jefferson Co., Orchard Oriole and Willow Flycatcher
5/22/18 6:53 pm Kevin Dials <000001064c4848ca-dmarc-request...> Kanawha State Forest - Range Road
5/22/18 11:05 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> Fwd: eBird Report - Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers County, WV, US, May 22, 2018
5/22/18 10:43 am Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Daytime Nighthawk in Wood County
5/22/18 10:23 am Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...> Shorebirds
5/22/18 6:12 am Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Song Sparrow
5/21/18 7:51 pm pep4223 <pep4223...> Red-headed Woodpecker, Louisiana Waterthrush, Common Nighthawk - yard birds, Jefferson County
5/21/18 4:32 pm Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...> Mason County--Prothonotary and other warblers, Chats, Empidonax Flycatchers
5/20/18 5:42 pm James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> screech owl
5/19/18 4:19 am James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...> cuckoo
 
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Date: 6/18/18 8:33 pm
From: Larry Schwab <larryschwab...>
Subject: Little Indian Creek, Monongalia County, WV historic GWWA breeding site
<ebird-checklist...>
11:24 PM (0 minutes ago)

Little Indian Creek WMA, Monongalia, West Virginia

39.6041 -80.6041

Jun 15, 2018 7:15 AM

30 minutes duration stationary

Protocol: Stationary

Comments: Golden-winged Warbler historical breeding site on extensive
reclaimed coal strip mined area. Did not reach lat-long because of posted
gates and heavy equipment operations.

Habitat: secondary reclaimed grassland and shrubby secondary with birder
deciduous woodland.

No Golden-winged Warblers or Blue-winged Warblers seen/heard and none
responded to playback.

21 species

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 1 hen
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 5
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 2
Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) 1
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) 1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1
Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens) 1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 3
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 3

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Larry Schwab
Morgantown
 

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Date: 6/18/18 3:27 pm
From: Larry Schwab <larryschwab...>
Subject: Booth's Run, Monongalia County, WV
Mays Run, Monongalia County, West Virginia, Monongalia, West Virginia, US
Jun 14, 2018 7:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)

Comments: Previous Golden-winged Warbler site.

Reclaimed surface coal mine with 3-4 acre settling pond bordered by grass
and early succession growth and deciduous forest.

No GWWA or Blue-winged Warblers heard/seen.

20 species

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1
Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) 1
Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) 1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 3

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Date: 6/18/18 2:31 pm
From: Larry Schwab <larryschwab...>
Subject: Booth's Run, Monongalia County, West Virginia
<ebird-checklist...>
5:16 PM (1 minute ago)

Booths Run, Monongalia County, West Virginia, West Virginia

Jun 14, 2018 6:40 AM - 7:45 AM

Protocol: traveling

1.0 mile(s) elevation approx 1,000 feet

Comments: Historical site for Golden-winged Warbler. Small open
floodplain of Booth's Run largely cleared of Golden-winged habitat bordered
by deciduous woodland plus succession growth at edge.

No Golden-winged or Blue-winged Warblers heard/seen.

Three Worm-eating Warblers singing on presumably bordering territories
divided by road in edge habitat. Elevation: approximately 1,000 feet.

17 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) 2
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 5
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 4
Worm-eating Warbler (Helmitheros vermivorum) 3
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 2
Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) 1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 2
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 2
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 2
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46643271

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Larry Schwab
Morgantown
 

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Date: 6/18/18 1:46 pm
From: Tom Fox <0000007091f045bc-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Nicut BBS Route
On June 14th I recorded my wife Dawn's bbs route. What was very interesting was that she had 24 Yellow-billed Cuckoos and 10 Yellow-breasted Chats.
Tom Fox
Millstone, Calhoun Co.

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Date: 6/18/18 12:54 pm
From: Larry Schwab <larryschwab...>
Subject:
<ebird-checklist...>
3:44 PM (1 minute ago)
to me
Cathedral State Park, Preston County, West Virginia

Jun 17, 2018 4:05 PM - 5:45 PM

Protocol: Traveling 1.2 miles

Comments: This is an old growth forest in northern West Virginia State
Park consisting of 133 acres. It was never timbered and some hemlocks
reach 70 feet in height and 300+ years in age. The elevation is approx
3,000 ft and habitat is bordered by open woodland and pasture. Foot travel
on trail system: Partridge Berry Trail, Wood Thrush Trail, Cathedral Trail,
sometimes backtracking. Conspicuous absentee was Veery, which has occurred
in Cathedral's hemlock groves in past years in summer, presumably as a
breeding species.

28 species

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Least Flycatcher (Empidonax minimus) 3
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 3
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 1
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 2
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 2
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 5
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 2
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46641344

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Larry Schwab
Morgantown
 

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Date: 6/18/18 11:57 am
From: Mindy Waldron <awaldron...>
Subject: 3 Breeding Bird Surveys
Friends,
Allen and I finished our 3 Breeding Bird Surveys for the year. We do Bramwell, Hanover and Pedro.

Bramwell in Mercer County begins near Ceres and ends at Leckie in McDowell County. We ran it on June 3rd. We found 62 species and a total of 624 birds. Highlights were 10 eastern wood-pewee, Kentucky warbler, cerulean warbler, Chestnut-sided warbler, and golden-winged warbler.

Hanover begins near Baileysville and ends at Oceana. We found 71 species and 699 birds. We ran it on June 17th. Highlights were a great blue heron nest with 2 birds near the nest. We had a white turkey walking down the middle of the road in one community. Other highlights were 16 purple martins, Baltimore and orchard orioles, Swainson’s warbler, Kentucky warblers, Cerulean warbler, Summer and Scarlet tanagers.

The Pedro count begins at Pedro which is near Moncove Lake. It then passes by Gap Mills and over Peters Mountain and ends near Waiteville. We had a Whip-poor-will at point 1. There were also several on our way to begin the survey. We found 18 common ravens. Highlights of this count were dark-eyed Junco, blue grosbeak, Worm-eating warbler, Louisiana waterthrush, American kestrel and E. meadowlark. We found 70 species and 757 individuals. We ran this survey on June 10th. After our trip we stopped at the Swinging Bridge Restaurant in Paint Bank VA, for a lunch of bison which is raised near by. We found a bald eagle’s nest near Paint Bank, but no eagles were seen near the nest. We did see an adult bald eagle circling over the restaurant.

All 3 were good trips and great days for birding.
Allen and Mindy Waldron
Surveyor, WV

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Date: 6/17/18 6:38 pm
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Hix BBS
On Saturday, June 16 I completed the Hix BBS. The route begins in Hix, Summers County and ends in Red Sulphur Springs, Monroe County. Highlights of the morning included Barred Owl, Louisiana Waterthrush, Purple Marin, Orchard Oriole, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and Warbling Vireo. I recorded 73 species and 801 individuals. Results are below.


Date Route Run: 06/16/2018
Start Time: 05:30
End Time: 10:24
Start Temp: 57 °F
End Temp: 73 °F
Start Wind: 0-Smoke rises vertically [<1 mph, <2 Kph]
End Wind: 0-Smoke rises vertically [<1 mph, <2 Kph]
Start Sky: 0-Clear or few clouds
End Sky: 0-Clear or few clouds

10 Stop Totals
Species 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 Total ind. Total Stops
Wild Turkey 1 1 0 0 0 2 2
Mourning Dove 4 1 4 9 1 19 13
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 1 0 0 2 4 4
Chimney Swift 0 5 7 1 1 14 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 0 0 2 0 0 2 2
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 4 4 8 6
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 4 4 7 1 18 16
Downy Woodpecker 1 1 1 0 0 3 3
Northern Flicker 2 0 1 0 0 3 3
Pileated Woodpecker 0 2 1 0 0 3 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 4 2 0 0 8 8
Acadian Flycatcher 0 1 1 1 0 3 3
Eastern Phoebe 1 3 0 2 0 6 6
Great Crested Flycatcher 0 1 0 3 0 4 4
Eastern Kingbird 0 0 0 2 0 2 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Blue-headed Vireo 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6 4 4 1 1 16 15
Blue Jay 0 6 3 5 6 20 11
American Crow 17 10 4 14 1 46 27
Common Raven 2 0 0 0 0 2 2
Tree Swallow 0 0 1 3 2 6 4
Barn Swallow 1 0 0 5 9 15 5
Carolina Chickadee 0 1 3 6 1 11 9
Tufted Titmouse 6 8 4 6 4 28 20
White-breasted Nuthatch 4 4 4 5 1 18 15
House Wren 0 1 0 2 3 6 6
Carolina Wren 7 4 9 5 3 28 23
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 2 0 1 1 5 5
Eastern Bluebird 0 4 2 1 3 10 9
Wood Thrush 1 4 5 0 1 11 10
American Robin 17 9 8 8 8 50 29
Gray Catbird 2 6 2 0 1 11 7
Brown Thrasher 0 0 1 2 1 4 4
Northern Mockingbird 2 0 4 2 3 11 9
European Starling 0 6 50 4 5 65 15
Cedar Waxwing 3 0 0 0 2 5 3
House Sparrow 4 0 4 0 4 12 6
House Finch 0 0 3 1 0 4 3
American Goldfinch 0 5 4 6 4 19 13
Eastern Towhee 5 9 5 5 5 29 24
Chipping Sparrow 9 8 4 10 6 37 25
Field Sparrow 5 4 2 4 5 20 18
Song Sparrow 7 1 5 7 1 21 17
Eastern Meadowlark 0 0 0 2 0 2 2
Baltimore Oriole 0 1 0 3 2 6 5
Red-winged Blackbird 12 3 5 0 2 22 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 0 1 3 2 1 7 7
Common Grackle 1 0 10 1 0 12 5
Ovenbird 6 6 3 0 1 16 12
Worm-eating Warbler 0 3 1 1 0 5 4
Black-and-white Warbler 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
Hooded Warbler 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
American Redstart 2 2 0 0 0 4 3
Northern Parula 0 1 0 1 2 4 4
Yellow Warbler 2 0 1 0 0 3 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 0 2 1 3 3 9 8
Prairie Warbler 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Scarlet Tanager 0 2 4 5 1 12 12
Northern Cardinal 9 4 7 8 4 32 25
Indigo Bunting 8 5 5 9 7 34 27
Black Vulture 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
unid. Buteo hawk 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Barred Owl 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Hairy Woodpecker 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
unid. woodpecker 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Warbling Vireo 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Purple Martin 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Northern Rough-winged Sw. 0 0 1 0 2 3 2
Orchard Oriole 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

Total Species : 73 Total ind. : 801
Vehicles 1 0 39 1 19 60 16
Noise 1 0 0 0 0 1 1

Steven Wilson
Beckley, WV
 

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Date: 6/16/18 10:20 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: New River Gorge/Cranberry Glades birding trip
The Mountwood Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club spent 3 days in the WV
mountains from June 13-15. Dick Esker was our fearless leader. Highlights
included:

June 13:

Laurel Creek Road about 2.5 miles west of Route 19 at Fayetteville:

Swainson's Warbler--1, reliable at this location
Hooded Warbler--1. Although we heard several over the 3-day period we never
saw more than a bird flitting through the foliage.

Fern Creek trailhead area, cut short by heavy rain:

Blue-headed Vireo--2
Ovenbird--1
Hooded Warbler--1

Wolf Creek wetlands boardwalk at the end of Guy Dooley Trail off Nick
Rahall Greenway:

Red-shouldered Hawk--1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo--1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird--1
Eastern Wood-Pewee--1
White-eyed Vireo--2
Purple Martin--1. We were informed by a local naturalist that this species
actually nests in tree cavities in this area as it did before man started
erecting nest structures.
Brown Thrasher--2
Cedar Waxwing--8
Hooded Warbler--1
Common Yellowthroat--1
Scarlet Tanager--1

Fayette Station Road bridge over the New River:

Tree Swallow--2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow--3
Cedar Waxwing--2
Yellow-throated Warbler--1

June 14:

Quality Inn, Fayetteville:

Killdeer--2 adults and 2 tiny chicks

Cranberry Glades Nature Center:

Ruby-throated Hummingbird--6
Barn Swallow--1, nesting under the eaves
Tree Swallow--1
Common Raven--2
Eastern Bluebird--2
Veery--1 singing
Cedar Waxwing--4
Red Crossbill--2 females or juveniles

Forest Road 102 on the way to the boardwalk:

Alder Flycatcher--1
Her.it Thrush--1
Common Yellowthroat--1
Chestnut-sided Warbler--1
Scarlet Tanager--1

Cranberry Glades boardwalk, where it was quite breezy:

Red-shouldered Hawk--1
Olive-sided Flycatcher--none
Blue-headed Vireo--1
Red-breasted Nuthatch--1 heard by some but not by me
Northern Waterthrush--1
Common Yellowthroat--1
Chestnut-sided Warbler--1
Yellow-rumped Warbler--1
Canada Warbler--1
Field Sparrow--2

Scenic Highway north of Nature Center:

Blue-headed Vireo--3. I was almost decapitated by 1 that came within 1 foot
of my face when responding to a recording.
Chestnut-sided Warbler--1
Mourning Warbler--1. Heard only about 1.25 miles north of the Nature Center.
Black-throated Green Warbler--1 at High Rocks trailhead

Falls of Hills Creek:

Blue-headed Vireo--1
Winter Wren--2
Veery--1
Magnolia Warbler--1
Dark-eyed Junco--1

Route 55 at Crupperneck Bend overlook:

Baltimore Oriole--1

Muddlety wetlands:

Alder Flycatcher--1
Cedar Waxwing--8
Yellow Warbler--1
Indigo Bunting--1
Red-winged Blackbird--7

June 15:

Laurel Creek Road, return visit:

Swainson's Warbler--1 still there
Hooded Warbler--2

Shelter Road:

Louisiana Waterthrush--1
Yellow-throated Vireo--1
Black-and-white Warbler--1
Blue-winged Warbler--2
Indigo Bunting--2

Fayette County Park:

Eastern Wood-Pewee--1
Northern Parula--1
Chipping Sparrow--3
Scarlet Tanager--1

Milroy Grose Road:

Eastern Phoebe--2
Blue-headed Vireo--3
Wood Thrush--2
Ovenbird--2
Hooded Warbler--1
Swainson's Warbler--1. Prolonged excellent views. This bird also came
within a couple of feet of my face.

Long Point Trail:

Eastern Wood-Pewee--3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher--1
Ovenbird--1
Blue-winged Warbler--2
Scarlet Tanager--1
Indigo Bunting--1

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 6/16/18 5:34 am
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Belleville Ohio river Access
Mike Griffith, Janet Keating and I made a trip last nite to the Belleville Ohio River Access site to see the Barn Owl. We were not disappointed and one of the adults peaked out from it's box around 820 pm. On the way out, we were treated to 2 singing male Dickcissel's. Enclosed is a lknk to one of the pics.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/28953350488/in/dateposted/


David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 6/15/18 9:17 am
From: Ron Kingston <kingston...>
Subject: 24th Annual PURPLE MARTIN FIELD DAY in VA!
Announcing the 24th Annual Purple Martin Field Day in VA!



Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Time: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Location: Central Virginia (Louisa County) (40 miles west of Richmond)



The 24th Annual Purple Martin Field Day is here again! See
<http://www.purplemartinfieldday.org> www.purplemartinfieldday.org



This year, we are scheduling a full program! Plan to arrive before 11:00
a.m. so you won't miss the Door Prize give-away (including free GOURDS!) and
the beginning of the presentations.



Lance Wood and several other speakers will teach you how to get martins, get
more martins, and manage them properly so you won't lose them.

Which martin housing is the safest?-gourds or houses? Do Virginia martins
like gourds or houses better? COME AND FIND OUT!!!

You will learn how to protect martins from snakes, hawks, owls, raccoons,
House Sparrows, Starlings, wind damage, and lightning, as well as how to
grow gourds and turn them into martin homes. You'll receive free equipment
catalogs and literature about martin attraction and management. Bring a bag
lunch to eat while you listen to the presentations and watch the martins
feeding their nestlings! Then visit with other martin-lovers!-including
landlords who post on the PMCA Forum and Facebook page!



FREE but donations are appreciated to cover expenses.



See <http://www.purplemartinfieldday.org> www.purplemartinfieldday.org for
directions, photos, and to find out what to bring (and NOT to bring!)



Questions? Call Kathy at (434) 222-1831 (You must leave a voicemail; I'll
call you back!)



Come join the fun in central Virginia!








 

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Date: 6/15/18 7:16 am
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Whip-poor-will, Nighthawk (Tucker)
Hi, all,



I was amazed to hear my first Tucker County Eastern Whip-poor-will before
dawn this morning, in Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. I've logged
many pre-dawn hours on the refuge over the last six Junes, and certainly
never heard a whip before. Other interesting birds today were two
Black-billed Cuckoos and a Broad-winged Hawk.



Yesterday I was happy to witness a pre-dawn flyover by a Common Nighthawk on
the refuge.



And on my drive today back down A-Frame Road, I saw three more Ruffed
Grouse, making a total of ten in the last two weeks. I have never seen so
many grouse before in that short a time period.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 6/14/18 12:10 pm
From: Terry Harmon <tharmon72...>
Subject: Re: Spoonbills
I was there about 11:30 today (thurs) looked all around and did not see them. A woman at the nearby camp told me that some folks from the DNR were there this morning and they did not find them either.

Terry Harmon

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 13, 2018, at 8:48 PM, LeJay Graffious <lejaygraffious...> wrote:
>
> Two immature Spoonbills were relocated my Larry Helgreman at 8:30 pm on
> June 13 at Terra Alta Lake in Preston County.
>
> 39.457398, -79.529513
>
> LeJay Graffious
 

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Date: 6/13/18 5:48 pm
From: LeJay Graffious <lejaygraffious...>
Subject: Spoonbills
Two immature Spoonbills were relocated my Larry Helgreman at 8:30 pm on
June 13 at Terra Alta Lake in Preston County.

39.457398, -79.529513

LeJay Graffious
 

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Date: 6/13/18 9:03 am
From: Deb Hale <debhale72...>
Subject: Blue Ridge Center (just over the river in VA)
PVAS sponsored a bird walk across the river in nearby Loudoun County,
Virginia, at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, nearly
1000 acres of meadow and forest with Piney Run creek flowing through and
remnants of historic farm buildings scattered about. It's a magical place,
though a bit muddy today after all the spring rain (& yet another
thunderstorm headed our way this afternoon).

It's one of the best local spots to get one's fix of YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT
(we saw 2 performers) and KENTUCKY WARBLERS (saw 2 at close range, and
heard 3 more singing); plus, this morning we heard, then found, the
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER in the overgrown meadow (it'd been years since I found
one there). The lone RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was sitting on the same
telephone line as in previous years.

Thanks to all participants for coming out this morning and slogging through
the poison ivy, gnat clouds, and mire.

Full species list below.

54 species

Wood Duck 1
Green Heron 1 flying over
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 10
Acadian Flycatcher 15
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 13
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 2
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 8
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
Worm-eating Warbler 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 3
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Kentucky Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 5
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Yellow-breasted Chat 2
Scarlet Tanager 7
Northern Cardinal 10
Blue Grosbeak 1 heard male singing when I first arrived; later we
could not hear nor locate him.
Indigo Bunting 15
Orchard Oriole 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Common Grackle 1
American Goldfinch 7

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46519918

Deb Hale
Harpers Ferry
 

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Date: 6/13/18 7:17 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Arboretum to Long Branch Lake, Pipestem S.P., Pipestem, WV, Jun 13, 2018
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, Jun 13, 2018 at 10:14 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Arboretum to Long Branch Lake, Pipestem S.P.,
Pipestem, WV, Jun 13, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Arboretum to Long Branch Lake, Pipestem S.P., Pipestem, WV, Summers, West
Virginia, US
Jun 13, 2018 8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.25 mile(s)
26 species

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Wood Thrush 4
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 3
Ovenbird 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 4
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
American Goldfinch 2
Hooded warbler heard at Southside Trail head.

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46518583

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

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Date: 6/13/18 4:50 am
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: nesting Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark - Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Jefferson County
Nice post.




Want Kestrels? Put up a nestbox (plans available everywhere; let me know if you need help).


Kestrels take readily to boxes, and that could keep them around.


:)


Jerry Kruth
Pgh




-----Original Message-----
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
To: WV-BIRD <WV-BIRD...>
Sent: Sat, Jun 9, 2018 7:04 am
Subject: Re: nesting Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark - Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Jefferson County

A couple of weeks ago when I was leaving Briggs I saw a Kestrel on the
power line. He was facing the field of wildflowers. No doubt there are
all kinds of rodents living there. Hope he/she becomes a regular.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV


On 6/8/2018 3:14 PM, pep4223 wrote:
> The Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Charles Town, WV, joined the Potomac Audubon Society's Grassland Birds Initiative in August 2015. Since then, nearly 11 acres that was previously lawn, was converted to different habitats. Three acres of native showy wildflower fields for pollinators were added to the front of the property. The rear portion of the property was allowed to grow wild, with walking paths mowed to allow volunteers to walk shelter dogs outside. The facility has also received numerous native trees from the Communitree program. Wildlife is starting to come back.
>
>
> On June 5, while I was planting flower beds with natives for a monarch waystation, I was thrilled to hear the first EASTERN MEADOWLARK I've ever heard on that property. It sang for over one hour, which made me very happy.
>
>
> A KILLDEER couple also has a scrape nest in the gravel portion of the parking lot that contained 4 eggs. Employees were already protecting it with orange highway cones and signs to keep people away. I'm hoping the nest succeeds, but it is in a busy location. This is the only place in Jefferson County where I am aware of nesting Killdeer, so this made me very happy.
>
>
> Lesson learned: We can restore native habitat if we try. And try we must.
>
>
> BIRDMOM
>
> Jefferson County, WV
>
 

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Date: 6/12/18 12:04 pm
From: Rich Bailey <wvbirds...>
Subject: Bemis BBS results 6/4/18
Hi all,

The Bemis BBS route runs from Bemis in Randolph County east across Laurel
Fork and the Sinks of Gandy to its end at the summit of Spruce Knob in
Pendleton County. Habitats include northern hardwood and mixed red spruce
forests, shrub wetlands, and high elevation grasslands.

I encountered 57 species. Some good finds, but sadly the route was pretty
compromised by noise from wind and water. Route additions at bottom not in
taxonomic order:

Species 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 Total ind. Total Stops
Canada Goose 0 1 0 2 0 3 2
Mourning Dove 1 0 1 0 0 2 2
Turkey Vulture 0 0 18 0 1 19 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Hairy Woodpecker 0 0 0 2 0 2 2
Northern Flicker 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Pileated Woodpecker 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 0 1 0 1 1 3 3
Least Flycatcher 2 2 0 2 0 6 3
Eastern Phoebe 3 0 1 0 0 4 3
Blue-headed Vireo 0 3 0 1 3 7 7
Red-eyed Vireo 8 9 5 10 3 35 27
Blue Jay 0 3 0 0 0 3 2
American Crow 6 1 6 0 0 13 10
Common Raven 1 1 4 0 0 6 6
Black-capped Chickadee 2 1 0 0 0 3 3
Tufted Titmouse 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
Brown Creeper 0 2 1 1 0 4 4
House Wren 5 1 6 0 0 12 8
Winter Wren 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 1 2 2 3 9 8
Veery 3 4 0 1 0 8 5
Hermit Thrush 6 4 0 3 0 13 8
American Robin 3 2 7 6 4 22 15
Gray Catbird 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Brown Thrasher 1 0 1 0 0 2 2
European Starling 0 0 23 0 0 23 4
Cedar Waxwing 0 2 1 1 0 4 3
American Goldfinch 0 1 13 1 1 16 9
Eastern Towhee 4 1 1 1 0 7 7
Chipping Sparrow 6 1 2 0 3 12 8
Field Sparrow 0 0 4 0 0 4 3
Song Sparrow 4 1 2 0 0 7 7
Dark-eyed Junco 7 4 1 2 6 20 15
Bobolink 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Eastern Meadowlark 1 0 14 0 0 15 7
Red-winged Blackbird 3 0 4 0 0 7 4
Brown-headed Cowbird 0 0 2 0 0 2 2
Ovenbird 3 5 1 6 0 15 15
Common Yellowthroat 4 0 1 2 0 7 6
American Redstart 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Magnolia Warbler 1 5 3 4 4 17 15
Blackburnian Warbler 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Yellow Warbler 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 1 0 1 0 4 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 0 2 0 1 0 3 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 5 1 10 6 23 18
Scarlet Tanager 3 3 0 1 0 7 5
Northern Cardinal 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Indigo Bunting 6 1 1 2 1 11 8
Bald Eagle 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Eastern Kingbird 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Tree Swallow 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Carolina Wren 0 0 2 0 0 2 1
Savannah Sparrow 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Rich Bailey, Elkins
 

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Date: 6/12/18 11:28 am
From: Rich Bailey <wvbirds...>
Subject: Bowden BBS results 6/1/18
I ran the Bowden BBS route on June 1st. The route travels a rough road
north along the Shaver's Fork from Bowden to Parsons in Randolph and Tucker
counties. Habitat is mixed deciduous/hemlock/northern hardwoods and
occasional red spruce.

I was quite surprised by 2 species: a chickadee delivering a Carolina song
near Bowden, and a Swainson's warbler several miles south of Parsons.

I detected the following 65 species, with list additions out of taxonomic
order on the bottom:

Species 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 Total ind. Total Stops
Canada Goose 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Mourning Dove 3 2 0 0 0 5 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Hairy Woodpecker 0 0 0 2 2 4 4
Northern Flicker 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Pileated Woodpecker 0 2 1 1 0 4 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 0 2 0 0 0 2 2
Acadian Flycatcher 0 2 7 2 3 14 12
Least Flycatcher 1 0 0 1 0 2 2
Eastern Phoebe 5 2 2 0 0 9 9
Blue-headed Vireo 0 0 2 0 0 2 2
Red-eyed Vireo 8 17 13 9 9 56 37
American Crow 3 6 2 3 5 19 15
Common Raven 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2 0 0 0 0 2 1
Barn Swallow 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Black-capped Chickadee 3 1 0 3 0 7 7
Tufted Titmouse 5 9 3 4 3 24 24
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 0 0 1 1 3 3
House Wren 3 1 2 0 1 7 6
Carolina Wren 2 0 1 0 5 8 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Veery 4 0 2 2 0 8 6
Wood Thrush 2 0 2 2 4 10 10
American Robin 18 3 4 0 3 28 16
Gray Catbird 5 0 0 6 2 13 11
Brown Thrasher 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
European Starling 0 0 0 0 6 6 2
American Goldfinch 2 1 2 1 2 8 7
Eastern Towhee 5 2 2 2 4 15 14
Chipping Sparrow 3 2 0 0 0 5 3
Field Sparrow 0 2 1 1 2 6 5
Song Sparrow 8 6 5 3 8 30 27
Dark-eyed Junco 1 1 0 0 0 2 2
Baltimore Oriole 2 1 2 2 1 8 8
Red-winged Blackbird 2 2 3 1 4 12 9
Brown-headed Cowbird 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
Common Grackle 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Ovenbird 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 2 3 4 3 4 16 16
Black-and-white Warbler 1 0 3 3 2 9 8
Common Yellowthroat 0 3 1 2 3 9 8
Hooded Warbler 3 3 5 2 2 15 13
American Redstart 4 5 12 5 5 31 22
Northern Parula 0 2 1 0 1 4 4
Magnolia Warbler 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Blackburnian Warbler 0 1 2 0 0 3 3
Yellow Warbler 3 0 0 0 1 4 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1 1 0 1 1 4 4
Black-throated Blue Warbler 0 1 3 2 0 6 6
Yellow-throated Warbler 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 0 2 3 1 0 6 5
Scarlet Tanager 1 2 5 1 4 13 12
Northern Cardinal 7 4 0 1 1 13 13
Indigo Bunting 1 1 1 3 2 8 8
Common Merganser 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Ruffed Grouse 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Great Blue Heron 2 0 0 0 0 2 2
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
White-eyed Vireo 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Carolina Chickadee 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Swainson's Warbler 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
 

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Date: 6/12/18 10:42 am
From: Rich Bailey <wvbirds...>
Subject: Meadowville BBS results 5/31/18
Hi all, the Meadowville route runs from Meadowville in Barbour County east
through forests and farms to the St. George area in Tucker County. It's a
fantastic route that covers diverse habitats.

I encountered 73 species. Highlights included WILLOW and LEAST flycatchers,
WARBLING vireo, BOBOLINKS, a SAVANNAH sparrow, and a CERULEAN warbler.
Additions to the existing list are on the bottom, so it's not entirely in
taxonomic order:

Species 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 Total ind. Total Stops
Rock Pigeon 0 0 0 0 6 6 1
Mourning Dove 2 6 2 0 6 16 12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 0 0 1 0 2 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 0 1 1 0 5 5
Downy Woodpecker 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1 3 3 1 1 9 9
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3 1 1 0 0 5 5
Acadian Flycatcher 2 0 3 9 1 15 14
Willow Flycatcher 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Least Flycatcher 0 2 2 1 0 5 3
Eastern Phoebe 4 1 2 4 1 12 12
Yellow-throated Vireo 1 0 0 1 0 2 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1 1 0 1 0 3 3
Red-eyed Vireo 6 9 10 11 6 42 28
Blue Jay 6 2 2 0 1 11 9
American Crow 5 4 7 4 7 27 21
Barn Swallow 0 0 4 4 0 8 2
Black-capped Chickadee 0 3 0 0 1 4 3
Tufted Titmouse 2 3 4 9 4 22 15
White-breasted Nuthatch 0 0 0 3 0 3 3
House Wren 4 5 3 0 0 12 11
Carolina Wren 5 0 1 4 0 10 9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3 0 1 0 1 5 5
Veery 0 4 3 0 0 7 4
Wood Thrush 7 6 4 4 2 23 21
American Robin 11 9 9 3 11 43 26
Gray Catbird 3 5 2 3 3 16 15
Brown Thrasher 0 4 1 0 0 5 4
European Starling 6 1 8 1 12 28 9
Cedar Waxwing 2 0 4 0 0 6 4
House Sparrow 2 0 7 0 8 17 5
American Goldfinch 0 2 3 3 0 8 7
Eastern Towhee 5 5 4 1 1 16 12
Chipping Sparrow 2 3 2 0 0 7 5
Field Sparrow 4 5 3 2 0 14 11
Song Sparrow 7 5 8 4 6 30 24
Dark-eyed Junco 0 0 4 1 0 5 4
Eastern Meadowlark 2 1 2 0 1 6 5
Orchard Oriole 1 0 0 1 2 4 4
Baltimore Oriole 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2 3 9 4 4 22 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 1 5 0 0 0 6 2
Common Grackle 1 3 1 1 5 11 7
Ovenbird 3 1 1 4 0 9 8
Louisiana Waterthrush 0 2 2 5 0 9 9
Black-and-white Warbler 0 4 2 1 1 8 8
Common Yellowthroat 3 4 3 1 3 14 13
Hooded Warbler 2 6 4 6 1 19 15
American Redstart 4 9 10 13 3 39 23
Cerulean Warbler 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Northern Parula 0 0 0 4 2 6 6
Yellow Warbler 1 0 3 0 2 6 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 0 0 2 1 0 3 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 2 0 1 5 1 9 9
Black-throated Green Warbler 0 2 1 2 0 5 4
Scarlet Tanager 2 8 2 2 0 14 13
Northern Cardinal 6 6 6 3 2 23 20
Indigo Bunting 6 3 2 4 3 18 16

List additions (some seen in previous years)

Canada Goose 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Wood Duck 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Common Merganser 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
Wild Turkey 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Chimney Swift 0 1 0 0 3 4 2
Belted Kingfisher 1 0 1 1 0 3 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1 2 0 1 0 4 3
Warbling Vireo 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Purple Martin 0 0 0 0 2 2 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
House Finch 2 0 0 0 1 3 2
Savannah Sparrow 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Bobolink 0 0 2 0 0 2 1
Worm-eating Warbler 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Magnolia Warbler 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
 

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Date: 6/12/18 7:45 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Dickcissel at Belleville wetlands
For the second year in a row there is a male Dickcissel singing along River
Lane, the road through the Belleville wetlands in Wood County. It was neat
the open pavilion-type structure with the red roof near the end of the road.

One of the resident Barn Owls in the nest in the old lockhouse treated me
to a "southbound view of a northbound owl" as it briefly put its rear end
out of the nesthole to defecate.

Also of note:

Wood Duck--1 hen with 5 midsized ducklings, plus 3 other birds that may
have been from another brood.
Green Heron--2
Belted Kingfisher--2
American Kestrel--1
Willow Flycatcher--2

At Belleville Lock and Dam:

Osprey--1 bird in each nest atop the power line towers, 1 in WV and 1 in OH.
Killdeer--5
Herring Gull--1
Willow Flycatcher--2
Cliff Swallow--10 at least flying to and from the numerous nests on the dam

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 6/11/18 12:43 pm
From: Rich Bailey <wvbirds...>
Subject: Glady BBS results
Hi all, this route runs from Glady south to Durbin through northern
hardwood and red spruce forests. There are also some fantastic shrub
wetlands.

As with last year, 53 species detected. Highlight were 2 counter-singing
Swainson's thrushes and Kentucky warbler near Durbin. This is one of the
only places I know of where Kentucky and Mourning warblers exist in
relative proximity, leaving open the slight possibility of hybridization.

Species 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 Total ind. Total Stops
Mourning Dove 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
Pileated Woodpecker 0 0 1 0 1 2 2
Acadian Flycatcher 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Alder Flycatcher 0 2 1 1 0 4 3
Least Flycatcher 0 1 0 1 0 2 2
Eastern Phoebe 1 0 2 1 0 4 4
Blue-headed Vireo 3 3 4 3 1 14 13
Red-eyed Vireo 10 7 8 15 12 52 38
Blue Jay 3 0 1 7 1 12 5
American Crow 6 0 1 1 6 14 9
Black-capped Chickadee 13 1 2 1 2 19 12
Tufted Titmouse 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 1 1 1 0 4 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Brown Creeper 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
House Wren 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Winter Wren 0 1 0 1 0 2 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 5 3 3 0 12 9
Veery 5 0 2 8 6 21 14
Hermit Thrush 2 2 3 1 1 9 8
Wood Thrush 0 1 1 1 2 5 4
American Robin 7 7 4 2 4 24 20
Gray Catbird 1 0 3 2 4 10 9
Brown Thrasher 0 0 0 1 0 1 1
Cedar Waxwing 2 2 1 4 1 10 6
American Goldfinch 0 3 0 0 0 3 3
Eastern Towhee 2 2 2 0 5 11 10
Chipping Sparrow 3 2 0 0 1 6 6
Field Sparrow 1 1 0 0 0 2 2
Song Sparrow 1 1 3 0 0 5 5
(Slate-colored Junco) Dark-eyed Junco 3 4 1 1 1 10 9
Red-winged Blackbird 2 0 1 2 0 5 5
Ovenbird 8 5 5 5 4 27 23
Louisiana Waterthrush 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Black-and-white Warbler 0 0 0 0 2 2 2
Mourning Warbler 0 1 1 1 0 3 3
Common Yellowthroat 4 5 4 3 2 18 15
American Redstart 0 0 0 0 10 10 4
Magnolia Warbler 1 7 4 7 4 23 16
Blackburnian Warbler 2 1 1 2 0 6 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 0 0 11 6 7 24 15
Black-throated Blue Warbler 0 0 1 1 1 3 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 2 4 4 5 2 17 13
Canada Warbler 0 0 0 0 3 3 3
Scarlet Tanager 1 1 3 1 1 7 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Indigo Bunting 1 2 3 0 2 8 8
Additions:

Swainson's Thrush 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
Northern Mockingbird 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Kentucky Warbler 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Total individuals: 431
 

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Date: 6/11/18 11:37 am
From: Rich Bailey <wvbirds...>
Subject: Denmar BBS route results
Hi all, I ran the Denmar route on June 5th. This is my first year running
the route, and it ties with Glady as my favorite. It also conveniently
starts in front of my parents' house!

The route begins in Beard, WV, Pocahontas County and runs north to
Hillsboro, and then to Seebert and continues through Watoga State Park and
from there north to Huntersville, Pocahontas County. Habitat starts as
mixed deciduous woods and pastures to grasslands on the little levels to
cool mixed-deciduous/hemlock forests in the park to dry deciduous/pines
near Huntersville. The yellow-rumped warbler range expansion was on
display, birds seen and heard at 3 stops.

I detected the following 69 species:

Species 1-10 11-20 21-30 31-40 41-50 Total ind. Total Stops
Wild Turkey 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Mourning Dove 3 8 0 2 0 13 9
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 0 1 0 1 0 2 2
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0 1 5 6 3
Hairy Woodpecker 0 0 1 1 0 2 2
(Yellow-shafted Flicker) Northern Flicker 0 1 1 0 3 5 4
Pileated Woodpecker 0 0 3 0 1 4 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 0 3 0 0 4 4
Acadian Flycatcher 0 3 7 0 0 10 8
Least Flycatcher 0 0 7 2 0 9 4
Eastern Phoebe 2 0 0 1 5 8 7
Great Crested Flycatcher 3 0 0 3 3 9 8
Eastern Kingbird 1 2 0 0 0 3 2
Blue-headed Vireo 0 0 3 3 0 6 5
Red-eyed Vireo 4 7 14 7 5 37 29
Blue Jay 1 4 0 5 4 14 10
American Crow 11 5 1 8 10 35 27
Common Raven 3 3 0 0 0 6 5
Tree Swallow 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Barn Swallow 2 1 0 0 2 5 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2 0 3 4 0 9 7
Tufted Titmouse 8 7 4 5 9 33 26
White-breasted Nuthatch 0 2 2 0 1 5 5
House Wren 5 3 0 4 5 17 14
Carolina Wren 1 2 0 3 3 9 8
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4 0 0 0 0 4 3
Eastern Bluebird 1 0 0 0 1 2 2
Hermit Thrush 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Wood Thrush 1 0 6 0 0 7 6
American Robin 8 21 4 3 2 38 18
Gray Catbird 2 0 0 0 1 3 3
Brown Thrasher 1 1 0 1 0 3 3
Northern Mockingbird 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
European Starling 6 60 0 0 11 77 11
Cedar Waxwing 1 5 0 4 8 18 5
American Goldfinch 2 3 2 6 4 17 14
Eastern Towhee 5 7 3 7 3 25 21
Chipping Sparrow 7 0 0 5 6 18 14
Field Sparrow 8 1 0 0 4 13 11
Song Sparrow 4 6 0 3 5 18 17
Bobolink 4 2 0 0 0 6 4
Eastern Meadowlark 14 12 0 0 0 26 8
Orchard Oriole 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Baltimore Oriole 1 1 0 1 1 4 4
Red-winged Blackbird 43 28 2 2 8 83 17
Common Grackle 3 9 0 0 0 12 4
Ovenbird 0 2 5 9 4 20 17
Worm-eating Warbler 1 1 2 0 0 4 4
Black-and-white Warbler 0 2 7 4 1 14 13
Hooded Warbler 0 1 1 0 0 2 2
American Redstart 0 0 7 0 0 7 5
Northern Parula 0 0 2 5 3 10 9
Blackburnian Warbler 0 0 0 4 1 5 3
Yellow Warbler 1 2 0 1 0 4 4
Pine Warbler 0 0 0 3 1 4 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 0 0 2 0 0 2 2
Scarlet Tanager 1 3 8 7 0 19 17
Northern Cardinal 4 4 0 1 3 12 11
Indigo Bunting 11 4 0 5 8 28 21
Chimney Swift 0 2 0 2 0 4 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Killdeer 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Green Heron 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 0 3 1 0 0 4 4
Willow Flycatcher 2 0 0 0 0 2 1
Brown Creeper 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
Louisiana Waterthrush 0 0 1 2 0 3 3
(Myrtle Warbler) Yellow-rumped Warbler 0 0 0 1 2 3 3
 

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Date: 6/11/18 4:08 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Pileated Woodpecker vandalism?
Saturday I attended the Bay-Wise & Beautiful Garden Tour in Sharpsburg,
MD.  At my last stop I spoke to a woman who told me about a Pileated
Woodpecker damaging the side mirrors on her and her son's car.   To be
honest, I doubted the story a bit since I never heard of a woodpecker,
no less a Pileated, fighting his reflection in a car mirror.  She
insisted it was a Pileated.  Well, she was right.  Apparently this
happened in Georgia last year and earlier in MD as well.

The Washington Post story covers one of these events.

Bruni Haydl
Charles Town, WV

> https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/what-is-attacking-side-view-mirrors-in-this-suburban-md-neighborhood/2016/06/28/4cda65a8-3cd3-11e6-a66f-aa6c1883b6b1_story.html
>
 

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Date: 6/10/18 4:05 pm
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Bittern, Nashville Warbler (Tucker)
Hi, all,



A week of surveys in Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge brought me two
sightings of American Bittern and one Nashville Warbler. Other interesting
birds included an American Black Duck, five Ruffed Grouse, Killdeer,
American Woodcock, Red-shouldered Hawk, Barred Owls, many Yellow-bellied
Sapsuckers, several Great Crested Flycatchers, Henslow's Sparrow, and
Worm-eating Warbler.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 6/9/18 6:31 pm
From: Steven Wilson <scwilso35...>
Subject: Clear Creek BBS
Friday morning I completed the Clear Creek BBS. The route runs through Raleigh County beginning in Beckley and ending in Dorothy. Results are below. Highlights of the morning include Eastern Kingbird, Blue-headed Vireo, Orchard Oriole, Worm-eating Warbler, Swainson's Warbler, and Broad-winged Hawk.

Start time: 5:34 AM
End time: 10:27 AM
Start temp: 58 F
End temp: 77 F
Start wind: 0
End wind: 0
Start sky: 0
End sky: 0

Total species: 63
Total individuals: 533
Vehicles: 43
Noise: 4

Species count/Stop count

Mourning Dove 7/6
Chimney Swift 8/5
Turkey Vulture 2/2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4/4
Downy Woodpecker 3/2
Northern Flicker 3/3
Pileated Woodpecker 3/3
Eastern Wood-pewee 4/4
Acadian Flycatcher 8/7
Eastern Phoebe 7/7
White-eyed Vireo 3/3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2/2
Red-eyed Vireo 30/23
Blue Jay 10/8
American Crow 28/20
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4/4
Barn Swallow 2/2
Carolina Chickadee 7/6
Tufted Titmouse 20/19
White-breasted Nuthatch 6/5
House Wren 2/1
Carolina Wren 28/27
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5/5
Eastern Bluebird 2/2
Wood Thrush 22/18
American Robin 36/17
Gray Catbird 10/8
Brown Thrasher 2/2
Northern Mockingbird 2/2
European Starling 27/7
Cedar Waxwing 5/3
House Sparrow 10/4
House Finch 1/1
American Goldfinch 18/14
Eastern Towhee 18/17
Chipping Sparrow 5/5
Song Sparrow 26/22
Red-winged Blackbird 5/2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3/3
Common Grackle 5/3
Ovenbird 19/15
Blue-winged Warbler 7/6
Black-and-white Warbler 7/7
Common Yellowthroat 1/1
Hooded Warbler 14/12
American Redstart 7/6
Cerulean Warbler 5/5
Northern Parula 6/6
Yellow Warbler 2/2
Yellow-throated Warbler 12/12
Scarlet Tanager 5/5
Northern Cardinal 22/19
Indigo Bunting 17/14
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3/3
(Write-in species)
Broad-winged Hawk 1/1
Unidentified Woodpecker (woodpeckers heard drumming only) 2/2
Eastern Kingbird 1/1
Blue-headed Vireo 1/1
Tree Swallow 2/2
Orchard Oriole 1/1
Worm-eating Warbler 1/1
Louisiana Waterthrush 3/3
Swainson's Warbler 1/1

Steven Wilson
Beckley, WV

 

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Date: 6/9/18 9:51 am
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Rte. 2 Birding
Mike Griffith and I did some birding this am along Rte. 2 in Cabell and Mason County.It was somewhat quiet.Some of the highlights were:


Greenbottom WMA:


Dickcissel- 1 male on the road leading to the boardwalk.


Gallipolis Ferry:


Least Sandpiper-1 late record and only June record in the lower Ohio River Valley region

Semipalmated Sandpiper-2


David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 6/9/18 4:04 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Re: nesting Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark - Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Jefferson County
A couple of weeks ago when I was leaving Briggs I saw a Kestrel on the
power line.  He was facing the field of wildflowers.  No doubt there are
all kinds of rodents living there.   Hope he/she becomes a regular.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV


On 6/8/2018 3:14 PM, pep4223 wrote:
> The Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Charles Town, WV, joined the Potomac Audubon Society's Grassland Birds Initiative in August 2015. Since then, nearly 11 acres that was previously lawn, was converted to different habitats. Three acres of native showy wildflower fields for pollinators were added to the front of the property. The rear portion of the property was allowed to grow wild, with walking paths mowed to allow volunteers to walk shelter dogs outside. The facility has also received numerous native trees from the Communitree program. Wildlife is starting to come back.
>
>
> On June 5, while I was planting flower beds with natives for a monarch waystation, I was thrilled to hear the first EASTERN MEADOWLARK I've ever heard on that property. It sang for over one hour, which made me very happy.
>
>
> A KILLDEER couple also has a scrape nest in the gravel portion of the parking lot that contained 4 eggs. Employees were already protecting it with orange highway cones and signs to keep people away. I'm hoping the nest succeeds, but it is in a busy location. This is the only place in Jefferson County where I am aware of nesting Killdeer, so this made me very happy.
>
>
> Lesson learned: We can restore native habitat if we try. And try we must.
>
>
> BIRDMOM
>
> Jefferson County, WV
>
 

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Date: 6/8/18 12:14 pm
From: pep4223 <pep4223...>
Subject: nesting Killdeer, Eastern Meadowlark - Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Jefferson County
The Briggs Animal Adoption Center, Charles Town, WV, joined the Potomac Audubon Society's Grassland Birds Initiative in August 2015. Since then, nearly 11 acres that was previously lawn, was converted to different habitats. Three acres of native showy wildflower fields for pollinators were added to the front of the property. The rear portion of the property was allowed to grow wild, with walking paths mowed to allow volunteers to walk shelter dogs outside. The facility has also received numerous native trees from the Communitree program. Wildlife is starting to come back.


On June 5, while I was planting flower beds with natives for a monarch waystation, I was thrilled to hear the first EASTERN MEADOWLARK I've ever heard on that property. It sang for over one hour, which made me very happy.


A KILLDEER couple also has a scrape nest in the gravel portion of the parking lot that contained 4 eggs. Employees were already protecting it with orange highway cones and signs to keep people away. I'm hoping the nest succeeds, but it is in a busy location. This is the only place in Jefferson County where I am aware of nesting Killdeer, so this made me very happy.


Lesson learned: We can restore native habitat if we try. And try we must.


BIRDMOM

Jefferson County, WV
 

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Date: 6/7/18 6:31 pm
From: steve kimbrell <galvmcm...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Montrose Wetlands WMA, Jun 6, 2018
Wanted to report the presence of a Willow Flycatcher here, and that it
was foraging the weed tops and grasses by hovering in place. Was not
as gracefull as a hummingbird but, with obvious effort, could remain
in place a short time while harrying the flower and seed clusters.

From: <ebird-checklist...>
Montrose Wetlands WMA, Northern section, Randolph, West Virginia, US
Jun 6, 2018 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 kilometer(s)
Comments: Participants: Steve Kimbrell and Mimi Kibler White
clouds in blue sky, temp low 60's F. rising to 70 F. with breezes.
Bird of note is the Willow Flycatcher which has been observed here in
past years.
31 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose X
Wood Duck X
Mallard X
Black Vulture X
Turkey Vulture X
Buteo sp. X
Mourning Dove X
Red-bellied Woodpecker X
Downy Woodpecker X
Willow Flycatcher X
White-eyed Vireo X
Red-eyed Vireo X
Blue Jay X
American Crow X
Common Raven X
swallow sp. X
Carolina Wren X
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Brown Thrasher X
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing X
Louisiana/Northern Waterthrush X
Common Yellowthroat X
American Redstart X
Northern Parula X
Yellow Warbler X
Chestnut-sided Warbler X
Song Sparrow X
Eastern Towhee X
Northern Cardinal X
Indigo Bunting X
Eastern Meadowlark X
Red-winged Blackbird X

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46383366

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

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Date: 6/7/18 4:11 pm
From: laura ceperley <ceperleylau...>
Subject: Best chorus
I almost forgot ......"the best chorus" from Pocahantas county goes to the birds on Old Pike Road---3 veeries singing in the background for one wood thrush only to be interrupted by a very vocal flicker, and all were overshadowed by a blackburnian singing its superhigh "see" while foraging right in front of me. Doesn't get any better!

Laura
 

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Date: 6/7/18 3:04 pm
From: laura ceperley <ceperleylau...>
Subject: A true magnolia warbler
I spent three delightful days at the Brooks Bird Foray in Pocahontas County (and so glad I threw a turtle neck in my suitcase at the last minute). So many beautiful birds, it’s hard to pick the winners but....... The “best timing” award goes to the junco who arrived just as the FS and DNR staff explained the “junco effect” (juncos advance the restoration of old strip mines by hanging around the brush piles and “planting” early successional species, like fire cherry). Best dressed goes to the numerous Chestnut-sided Warblers — all so beautiful. Best of show goes to the Magnolia Warbler who sat so nicely for the group, in a Fraser Magnolia! How cool is that?

Thanks to the many organizers for another great foray. Laura Ceperley
 

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Date: 6/7/18 12:09 pm
From: Rich Bailey <wvbirds...>
Subject: Dickcissel, Greenbrier County
Hi all,

This afternoon I encountered a very confiding singing male on a power line
in excellent habitat near Organ Cave in southern Greenbrier County. Shrike
surveys last year yielded several dickcissel records in Greenbrier and
Monroe counties. It appears the species does currently breed in the
Greenbrier Valley in very low densities.

Additionally, my BBS route in southern Pocahontas County in the Hillsboro
area have revealed ever greater numbers of bobolinks over the last several
years. Shrike surveys this year have found bobolinks on territory as far
south as the Alderson area of Greenbrier County.

Rich Bailey, Elkins
 

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Date: 6/6/18 3:23 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bellepoint Park, Hinton, Summers County, wV, Jun 6, 2018
We mostly watched a mulberry tree that was full of activity- waxwings,
house finches, song sparrows, catbird, robins, grackles, Baltimore oriole,
downy woodpecker, yellow and yellowthroated warblers.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, Jun 6, 2018 at 6:05 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Bellepoint Park, Hinton, Summers County, wV, Jun 6,
2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Bellepoint Park, Hinton, Summers County, wV, Summers, West Virginia, US
Jun 6, 2018 4:38 PM - 5:18 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
28 species

Canada Goose 31
Mallard 2
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 15
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Tree Swallow 13
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 26
Cedar Waxwing 7
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 4
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 9
House Finch 6
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 11

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46356304

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

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Date: 6/6/18 6:41 am
From: Luanne Bowers <lbowers22...>
Subject: Nest materials
Once again we have a raccoon raiding our bird feeder.  (We've taken it down for a few days to try to break the habit.)  However, a titmouse took advantage of the visit and sat on the back of the raccoon, yanking out beak-fuls of hair to line her nest.  The raccoon was pretty oblivious, only turning her body occasionally in annoyance.  The titmouse was undeterred, coming right back to yank some more! Luanne Bowers
 

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Date: 6/5/18 12:08 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bertha Campground, Bluestone WMA, Jun 5, 2018
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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 3:06 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Bertha Campground, Bluestone WMA, Jun 5, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Bertha Campground, Bluestone WMA, Summers, West Virginia, US
Jun 5, 2018 9:06 AM - 11:56 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
47 species

Canada Goose 21
Mallard 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 2
Black Vulture 3
Turkey Vulture 13
Bald Eagle 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Black-billed Cuckoo 3
Chimney Swift 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 4
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 8
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 3
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 3
Ovenbird 1
Louisiana Waterthrush 2
Kentucky Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Northern Parula 3
Yellow Warbler 4
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 8
Northern Cardinal 3
Baltimore Oriole 8
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Common Grackle 15
American Goldfinch 3

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46326857

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

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Date: 6/4/18 10:43 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Likely Sanderlings at Gallipolis Ferry
I was very surprised to find 3 small shorebirds this morning at the
Gallipolis Ferry gravel pit on Plymale Lane, in addition to 5 Killdeers, 1
Herring Gull, and an Osprey incubating on the nest on top of the boom of
the disused crane.

Even though the birds were seen at 60 power through my scope they were
smaller than the Killdeers. They were in brownish breeding plumage, had
dark legs and an average length dark bill, and behaved like Sanderlings by
running along the edge of the water while advancing and retreating from the
wavelets generated by the pumps in the pit. They also had the long lean
look of Sanderlings. I think the combination of these characteristics rules
out White-rumped, Baird's, and other sandpipers. Unfortunately, something
flushed all the shorebirds and they flew off and did not return within 5
minutes.

There are no eBird records of Sanderling in WV in June, though there may be
a personal record or two not entered in eBird.

Interestingly, I saw 5 Sanderlings last year on June 3 at Cumberland, MD,
so the date is definitely possible.

At Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam and the Apple Grove Fish Hatchery there was
nothing unusual.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 6/3/18 8:53 pm
From: Doren Burrell <g.immer...>
Subject: Point Pleasant BBS - June 3rd
Anne Wills, David Wills, and I conducted observations for the Point
Pleasant BBS route on Sunday, June 3rd, from 5:35 to 10:53 AM. It was a
warm and relatively windless morning, with fog for the first half of the
route, changing to a hazy sunshine. This route runs primarily through
farmland with a mix of hayfields, row crops, cattle lands, and old
fields, as well as some forested areas. It also passes through the
McClintic Wildlife Management Area with its wetland areas.

Observations of special note included Wild Turkeys, a Green Heron, a
Northern Harrier, a Willow Flycatcher, and a couple of Cliff Swallows.
Many typical warblers - Cerulean Warbler, Ovenbird, Northern Parula -
were not observed. And there were several Louisiana Waterthrushes that
teased us by stopping their songs just as each three-minute observation
period started. In fact, at several stops all the birds would fiendishly
go quiet right when David would say, "Ready, begin," and start his
timer.


SPECIES OBSERVED:
Mallard
Wild Turkey
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Chimney Swift
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Acadian Flycatcher
Willow Flycacher
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
N. Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Blue-winged Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Yelllow-throated Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Summer Tanager
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Meadowlark
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
 

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Date: 6/3/18 11:42 am
From: James Farley <JamesFarley...>
Subject: Re: WV-BIRD Digest - 1 Jun 2018 to 2 Jun 2018 (#2018-151)
Glad to see you had Eastern Kingbirds. They always arrive late. Haven’t seen one yet. Disappointed that the Red-headed Woodpeckers were not seen this Spring
Good birding!
Jim

Sent from my iPhone

> On Jun 3, 2018, at 12:00 AM, WV-BIRD automatic digest system <LISTSERV...> wrote:
>
> There are 3 messages totaling 158 lines in this issue.
>
> Topics of the day:
>
> 1. Painted bunting
> 2. Rte. 2 Birding
> 3. PVAS birding field trip, Leetown Hatchery Ponds - Jefferson County
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2018 13:44:46 +0000
> From: "Olcott, Susan P" <Susan.P.Olcott...>
> Subject: Painted bunting
>
> Yesterday evening an old friend in Morgantown texted me a clear photo of a male painted burning that showed up at her feeder, apparently blow north with the storms. It hasn't as yet returned today. Please contact me off list for her contact information - she's happy to share, but doesn't want a mob.
> Note - it hasn't reappeared yet.
> Cheers, Sue
>
>
>
> Susan Olcott
> Wildlife Diversity Biologist
> WV DNR
> P.O. Box 99, 1110 Railroad St
> Farmington WV 26271
> (304)825-6787
> <susan.p.olcott...>
>
> Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2018 13:30:49 -0400
> From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
> Subject: Rte. 2 Birding
>
> Gary Rankin, Mike Griffith, Janet Keating and I did some birding this am along Rte. 2 in Cabell and Mason County. Some of the highlights include the following:
>
>
> Greenbottom WMA:
>
>
> Immature Little Blue Heron-1
>
> pic from 250 plus yards away.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/41611599525/in/dateposted/
>
>
> Ashton Ponds:
>
>
> Great Egret-1
>
> Hooded Merganser-1
>
>
> Gallipolis Ferry:
>
>
> Ross's Goose-1
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/27643813067/in/dateposted/
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/27643811117/in/dateposted/
>
>
> RCB Locks:
>
>
> Common Loon-1
>
>
> David Patick,
>
> Huntington, WV 25701
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2018 14:13:14 -0400
> From: pep4223 <pep4223...>
> Subject: PVAS birding field trip, Leetown Hatchery Ponds - Jefferson County
>
> This morning at the USGS Fish Health Lab, Leetown, WV (eBird hotspot Leetown Hatchery Ponds), a Potomac Valley Audubon Society bird walk was held, with Christine as our host. As this rainy summer continues, I was happy to have 9 of us despite the threatening sky and forecast. We called the Rainman's bluff, and never had a drop of rain. The temperature ranged from a humid 70-75 degrees F. With no wind, the "skeeters" were in full force, but we persevered. Such a tough bunch of birders!
>
>
> Nine year old Tad was a model young birder, being full of curiosity and didn't complain about insects. There was more than birds to explore, like seeing big fish in the ponds, finding turtle and bird egg shells, vulture feathers and leaf galls. Our group was full of excellent bird spotters. We had 58 different species, none of which were warblers. I thought that was great for post migration, and a tribute to how engaged everyone was on the walk.
>
>
> We covered about 2.5 miles on foot and 0.5 mile in vehicles. Highlights included numerous Green Herons, an Osprey and Bald Eagle, Yellow-billed Cuckoos and wishful thinking coming to fruition. As I mentally went down the taxonomic bird list, mentioning the bird possibilities we had not seen, we would then find one. And it was the real enchilada, not seeing what was not really there. We marveled in our great luck, probably due to the thick clouds, low fog around the wetland and just being out there early with numerous sets of ears and eyes.
>
>
> Our checklist is as follows:
>
> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 10
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
> Mallard (Northern) (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos/conboschas) 1
> Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group]) 2
> Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 4
> Turkey Vulture (Northern) (Cathartes aura aura/septentrionalis) 1
> Osprey (carolinensis) (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis) 1
> Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
> Red-shouldered Hawk (lineatus Group) (Buteo lineatus [lineatus Group]) 1
> Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
> Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 1
> Mourning Dove (Mainland) (Zenaida macroura [carolinensis Group]) 3
> Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 4
> Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 7
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 6
> Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Picoides pubescens pubescens/medianus) 4
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 1 Heard only
> Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 3
> Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 8
> Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) 5
> Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 5
> Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 3
> Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus) 12
> Red-eyed Vireo (Red-eyed) (Vireo olivaceus olivaceus) 4
> Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 8
> Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Northern) (Stelgidopteryx serripennis [serripennis Group]) 6
> Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 3
> Barn Swallow (American) (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster) 6
> Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2
> Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 14
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2
> House Wren (Northern) (Troglodytes aedon [aedon Group]) 1 Heard
> Carolina Wren (Northern) (Thryothorus ludovicianus [ludovicianus Group]) 12
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea) (Polioptila caerulea caerulea) 4
> Eastern Bluebird (Eastern) (Sialia sialis sialis/bermudensis) 7
> Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 2
> American Robin (migratorius Group) (Turdus migratorius [migratorius Group]) 16
> Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 4
> Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 2
> European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4
> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 6
> Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 4
> Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) (Melospiza melodia melodia/atlantica) 2
> Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed) (Pipilo erythrophthalmus erythrophthalmus/canaster) 2
> Northern Cardinal (Common) (Cardinalis cardinalis [cardinalis Group]) 16
> Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 3
> Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 3
> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) (Agelaius phoeniceus [phoeniceus Group]) 28
> Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 8
> Common Grackle (Bronzed) (Quiscalus quiscula versicolor) 7
> House Finch (Common) (Haemorhous mexicanus [mexicanus Group]) 5
> American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 5
> House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4
>
>
> Happy Birding,
>
>
> BIRDMOM, Jefferson County, WV
>
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46232330
>
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>
> End of WV-BIRD Digest - 1 Jun 2018 to 2 Jun 2018 (#2018-151)
> ************************************************************
 

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Date: 6/2/18 11:13 am
From: pep4223 <pep4223...>
Subject: PVAS birding field trip, Leetown Hatchery Ponds - Jefferson County
This morning at the USGS Fish Health Lab, Leetown, WV (eBird hotspot Leetown Hatchery Ponds), a Potomac Valley Audubon Society bird walk was held, with Christine as our host. As this rainy summer continues, I was happy to have 9 of us despite the threatening sky and forecast. We called the Rainman's bluff, and never had a drop of rain. The temperature ranged from a humid 70-75 degrees F. With no wind, the "skeeters" were in full force, but we persevered. Such a tough bunch of birders!


Nine year old Tad was a model young birder, being full of curiosity and didn't complain about insects. There was more than birds to explore, like seeing big fish in the ponds, finding turtle and bird egg shells, vulture feathers and leaf galls. Our group was full of excellent bird spotters. We had 58 different species, none of which were warblers. I thought that was great for post migration, and a tribute to how engaged everyone was on the walk.


We covered about 2.5 miles on foot and 0.5 mile in vehicles. Highlights included numerous Green Herons, an Osprey and Bald Eagle, Yellow-billed Cuckoos and wishful thinking coming to fruition. As I mentally went down the taxonomic bird list, mentioning the bird possibilities we had not seen, we would then find one. And it was the real enchilada, not seeing what was not really there. We marveled in our great luck, probably due to the thick clouds, low fog around the wetland and just being out there early with numerous sets of ears and eyes.


Our checklist is as follows:

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 10
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
Mallard (Northern) (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos/conboschas) 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) (Ardea herodias [herodias Group]) 2
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 4
Turkey Vulture (Northern) (Cathartes aura aura/septentrionalis) 1
Osprey (carolinensis) (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis) 1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
Red-shouldered Hawk (lineatus Group) (Buteo lineatus [lineatus Group]) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 1
Mourning Dove (Mainland) (Zenaida macroura [carolinensis Group]) 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 4
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 6
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Picoides pubescens pubescens/medianus) 4
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 1 Heard only
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 8
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) 5
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 5
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 3
Warbling Vireo (Eastern) (Vireo gilvus gilvus) 12
Red-eyed Vireo (Red-eyed) (Vireo olivaceus olivaceus) 4
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 8
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Northern) (Stelgidopteryx serripennis [serripennis Group]) 6
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 3
Barn Swallow (American) (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster) 6
Carolina Chickadee (Poecile carolinensis) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 14
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2
House Wren (Northern) (Troglodytes aedon [aedon Group]) 1 Heard
Carolina Wren (Northern) (Thryothorus ludovicianus [ludovicianus Group]) 12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea) (Polioptila caerulea caerulea) 4
Eastern Bluebird (Eastern) (Sialia sialis sialis/bermudensis) 7
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 2
American Robin (migratorius Group) (Turdus migratorius [migratorius Group]) 16
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 4
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 6
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 4
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) (Melospiza melodia melodia/atlantica) 2
Eastern Towhee (Red-eyed) (Pipilo erythrophthalmus erythrophthalmus/canaster) 2
Northern Cardinal (Common) (Cardinalis cardinalis [cardinalis Group]) 16
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 3
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) (Agelaius phoeniceus [phoeniceus Group]) 28
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 8
Common Grackle (Bronzed) (Quiscalus quiscula versicolor) 7
House Finch (Common) (Haemorhous mexicanus [mexicanus Group]) 5
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 5
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4


Happy Birding,


BIRDMOM, Jefferson County, WV


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Date: 6/2/18 10:30 am
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Rte. 2 Birding
Gary Rankin, Mike Griffith, Janet Keating and I did some birding this am along Rte. 2 in Cabell and Mason County. Some of the highlights include the following:


Greenbottom WMA:


Immature Little Blue Heron-1

pic from 250 plus yards away.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/41611599525/in/dateposted/


Ashton Ponds:


Great Egret-1

Hooded Merganser-1


Gallipolis Ferry:


Ross's Goose-1

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/27643813067/in/dateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/27643811117/in/dateposted/


RCB Locks:


Common Loon-1


David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 6/2/18 6:44 am
From: Olcott, Susan P <Susan.P.Olcott...>
Subject: Painted bunting
Yesterday evening an old friend in Morgantown texted me a clear photo of a male painted burning that showed up at her feeder, apparently blow north with the storms. It hasn't as yet returned today. Please contact me off list for her contact information - she's happy to share, but doesn't want a mob.
Note - it hasn't reappeared yet.
Cheers, Sue



Susan Olcott
Wildlife Diversity Biologist
WV DNR
P.O. Box 99, 1110 Railroad St
Farmington WV 26271
(304)825-6787
<susan.p.olcott...>

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

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Date: 6/1/18 5:20 pm
From: Larry Schwab <larryschwab...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Greer Quarry, May 30, 2018
Greer Quarry NA Breeding Bird Route, Monongalia County to Barbour County,
West Virginia, US
May 30, 2018 5:20 AM - 10:39 AM
Protocol: Traveling
21.0 mile(s)
Comments: North America Breeding Bird Survey Greer, West Virginia route
beginning Greer quarry, Monongalia County SR 7 Monongalia County to SR 92
Reedsville Preston County; total 25 miles and 50 stops but count terminated
at point 42 because of persistent rain becoming heavy, silencing birdsong
and activity. Heavy vehicular traffic including trucks total 305 vehicles
impacted study. Total birds for 42 stops presented.
52 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 4
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 3
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 5
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 11
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus) 2
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 12
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 3
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 5
Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens) 3
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 3
White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) 2
Yellow-throated Vireo (Vireo flavifrons) 2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 28
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 9
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 21
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 11
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 6
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 15
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 52
Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) 3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 42
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 2 one carrying nesting material
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 12
Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla) 2
Kentucky Warbler (Geothlypis formosa) 1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 10
Hooded Warbler (Setophaga citrina) 4
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 3
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 9
Yellow-throated Warbler (Setophaga dominica) 3
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 9
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 12
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 17
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 12
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 9
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 25
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea) 16
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) 3
Eastern Meadowlark (Sturnella magna) 4
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 51
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 6
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 7
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46220189

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

Larry Schwab
Morgantown, West Virginia
 

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Date: 6/1/18 7:56 am
From: Rich Bailey <wvbirds...>
Subject: Swainson's warbler - (lower) Tucker County
Hi all, while conducting a BBS route, I was quite surprised to hear a male
Swainson's warbler singing repeatedly in forested floodplain habitat with a
well-developed woody understory about 5 miles south of Parsons along the
Shaver's Fork. I listened to ~15 identical and stereotypical songs over the
course of several minutes. The species is known to overshoot, and it was a
pleasant surprise...

Rich Bailey, Elkins
 

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Date: 6/1/18 5:50 am
From: Ms Diane Holsinger <0000002c027a27a0-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Goose
Kathy Jane & I birded Moorefield area  on Thursday

We found a Greylag  Canada Goose hybrid   at Brighton  Park in Moorefield
mixed in with Canada Geese  The Greylag  really stands out 
My other birding friend in Franklin  Sherry said she saw the goose mixed in with CGeese last fall


Yellow Bill Cuckoo  with worm in mouth
Diane Holsinger   
 

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Date: 6/1/18 1:38 am
From: Tom Igou <0000010b8a8cf82d-dmarc-request...>
Subject:
http://reason.fourhealthinc.com
Tom Igou
 

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Date: 6/1/18 1:38 am
From: Tom Igou <0000010b8a8cf82d-dmarc-request...>
Subject:
http://mission.elleinhell.com
Tom Igou
 

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Date: 5/31/18 4:12 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Traffic Stop
This morning on the way to Canaan Valley, I had to wait for a pilot truck
about one-third of the way up the mountain where they are resurfacing the
road. So, I rolled down my window and listened. A Scarlet Tanager sang
loudly in the nearby trees. There was another warbler singing that I think
was a Magnolia Warbler. Then I was quite surprised to hear a Cerulean
Warbler singing.

I wondered how many birds are in areas like that that we rarely or never
bird? Maybe there are even more Ceruleans than we realize. I am glad they
still have places to be where they usually are not disturbed by us humans. I
was never more grateful for a traffic delay. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph
County from Tucker County
 

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Date: 5/30/18 4:25 pm
From: Rankin, Gary <rankin...>
Subject: Phalarope- No
David Patick, Mike Griffith and I checked for the Red-necked Phalarope seen earlier today at the fish hatchery at RCBL&D. No luck. It may have moved on.
Gary Rankin
Lavalette, WV

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/30/18 2:40 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Ritchie County--Red-headed Woodpeckers and Wood Ducks
I birded 6 locations in Ritchie County this morning with these highlights.

Note: a road construction project has closed Route 50 eastbound for about
10 miles from near Goose Creek to Route 16 at Ellenboro. Traffic is
detoured onto Glendale Road, which looks like the original Route 50, for
this stretch. Westbound traffic looks to be unaffected.

Old Bunnell Run Road below the 4-H Camp:

Wood Duck--1 female with 5 tiny ducklings.
Red-headed Woodpecker--1 adult
Eastern Kingbird--1
Common Yellowthroat--1
Yellow Warbler--1
Indigo Bunting--1

Eldon Haught Recreation Area:

Great Blue Heron--3
Green Heron--3
Killdeer--2
Red-headed Woodpecker--5 adults
Eastern Kingbird--2, 1 of which was harassing a Red-headed Woodpecker
Warbling Vireo--1
Yellow Warbler--1
Yellow-breasted Chat--1
Baltimore Oriole--2

Third Run fishing area, where I did not try the Lakeside Trail due to its
being partly overgrown with Poison Ivy:

Green Heron--1
Eastern Kingbird--1
Orchard Oriole--1

North Bend State Park lodge area:

Eastern Wood-Pewee--1
Yellow-throated Vireo--1
Eastern Bluebird--2
Pine Warbler--2
Chipping Sparrow--2
Scarlet Tanager--2

North Bend State Park picnic area:

Eastern Wood-Pewee--1
Great Crested Flycatcher--1
Ovenbird--1
Cerulean Warbler--1

North Bend Rail Trail from Petroleum west to mile marker 18:

Wood Duck--1 female with 10 tiny ducklings. At one point they were swimming
through some rocks and branches and 1 of the ducklings didn't make it
through with the others. The mother soon realized one was missing and swam
back with anxious cries to find it. It was a happy ending when the
youngster finally emerged and rejoined its siblings.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo--1
Acadian Flycatcher--4
Yellow-throated Vireo--1
Brown Thrasher--2
Ovenbird--1
Louisiana Waterthrush--1
Hooded Warbler--1
Yellow-throated Warbler--1
Scarlet Tanager--3
Indigo Bunting--1
Common Grackle--3, with 2 fledglings with incomplete feathering on their
heads and short tails. Looked like large versions of some tropical antwren.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 5/30/18 12:50 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bellepoint Park, Hinton, Summers County, wV, May 30, 2018
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, May 30, 2018 at 3:48 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Bellepoint Park, Hinton, Summers County, wV, May
30, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Bellepoint Park, Hinton, Summers County, wV, Summers, West Virginia, US
May 30, 2018 10:25 AM - 11:24 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
32 species

Canada Goose 31
Black Vulture 4
Turkey Vulture 23
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 6
Eastern Kingbird 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Purple Martin 4
Tree Swallow 23
Cliff Swallow 6
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 9
Cedar Waxwing 15
Yellow Warbler 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 6
Northern Cardinal 2
Orchard Oriole 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 13
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 15

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 5/30/18 12:50 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Bluestone S.P., Meador Campground, May 30, 2018
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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, May 30, 2018 at 3:48 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Bluestone S.P., Meador Campground, May 30, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Bluestone S.P., Meador Campground, Summers, West Virginia, US
May 30, 2018 8:30 AM - 9:28 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
47 species

Wood Duck 1
Mallard 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Acadian Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 3
Carolina Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 13
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 1
Ovenbird 2
Prothonotary Warbler 1
Hooded Warbler 1
American Redstart 5
Northern Parula 2
Yellow Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Scarlet Tanager 3
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 4
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 16
American Goldfinch 3

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV


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Date: 5/30/18 9:50 am
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Red-necked Phalarope
At the R.C. Byrd Locks (Mason Co.), I found a female Red-necked Phalarope (breeding plumage). The bird was present between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. and was still there when I left. A White-rumped Sandpiper was also present.

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 5/30/18 7:40 am
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Ohio/Brooke County BBS results 5/28 - Tennessee Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Osprey, Purple Martins, more
All,


Had a very successful BBS route on Monday. It starts at Rt. 88 and Waddell's Run in Woodsdale, follows 88 all the way to Rt. 27 above Bethany, then west and north and west again.


This is the third year I've run this route. The first two years each had 66 species, so 75 species this time was fantastic (plus between-count birds). Many species were dead-on in the middle of my average. It started warm and only got hotter outside, but no rain, and only some fog at the beginning.


Tennessee was about a mile south of West Liberty; ravens near nest in Bethany; Purple Martins a few miles north of Bethany on Rt. 88; and the Osprey on Rt. 27, west of the Rt. 88 intersection.


Cheers,


Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA


Canada Goose - 1

Mourning Dove - 33

Yellow-billed Cuckoo - 3

Black-billed Cuckoo - 2

Chimney Swift - 42

Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1

Killdeer - 2

Turkey Vulture - 8

Red-tailed Hawk - 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 19

Downy Woodpecker - 1

Hairy Woodpecker - 4

(Yellow-shafted Flicker) Northern Flicker - 4

Pileated Woodpecker - 3

Eastern Wood-Pewee - 8

Acadian Flycatcher - 14

Eastern Phoebe - 3

Great Crested Flycatcher - 2

White-eyed Vireo - 2

Yellow-throated Vireo - 2

Red-eyed Vireo - 36

Blue Jay - 29

American Crow - 54

Barn Swallow - 12

Carolina Chickadee - 15

Tufted Titmouse - 23

White-breasted Nuthatch - 5

House Wren - 13

Carolina Wren - 15

Eastern Bluebird - 6

Wood Thrush - 16

American Robin - 58

Gray Catbird - 18

Brown Thrasher - 3

Northern Mockingbird - 6

European Starling - 53

Cedar Waxwing - 84

House Sparrow - 38

House Finch - 9

American Goldfinch - 38

Eastern Towhee - 26

Chipping Sparrow - 33

Field Sparrow - 11

Song Sparrow - 49

Eastern Meadowlark - 2

Orchard Oriole - 4

Baltimore Oriole - 8

Red-winged Blackbird - 45

Brown-headed Cowbird - 19

Common Grackle - 21

Common Yellowthroat - 9

Hooded Warbler - 1

American Redstart - 9

Cerulean Warbler - 2

Yellow Warbler - 17

Yellow-throated Warbler - 9

Scarlet Tanager - 7

Northern Cardinal - 41

Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 5

Indigo Bunting - 18


Add-ons:


Wild Turkey - 6

Great Blue Heron - 1

Osprey - 1

Broad-winged Hawk - 1

Willow Flycatcher - 1

Eastern Kingbird - 3

Common Raven - 2

Purple Martin - 3

Tree Swallow - 1

Yellow-breasted Chat - 1

Louisiana Waterthrush - 2

Blue-winged Warbler - 1

Tennessee Warbler - 1

Northern Parula - 1

Black-throated Green Warbler - 1


Total Species : 75

Total ind. : 1049


Vehicles - 135
 

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Date: 5/30/18 4:21 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Eaglets taking flight
After 6:00 yesterday we walked down to see the eagles.  Both eaglets
were out of the nest with no adult present.  One of them was on a high
branch (the spot often occupied by a parent).  The other one was on a
horizontal branch level with the nest.  Very exciting to see them
literally out on a limb for the first time.

It was a glorious evening , the sycamore nest tree bathed in a golden
light with the river, the lush Wildlife Management Area on the other
side and the Blue Ridge beyond.  After a while the eaglet on the lower
branch hopped back to the nest but then got out and landed on a branch. 
I kept watching the eaglet up high and wondered how he was going to get
down from there.   The ruckus in a nearby tree diverted my attention and
when I looked back the eaglet was gone.  He hadn't fallen as I feared
momentarily but came flying from behind a tree landing in the same
spot.  This maneuver was repeated three times while I was there.  The
other youngster seemed to still be in the branching phase of growing up.

I don't know what the reason was for all the noise coming from the tree
nearby.  There were lots of Bluebird chattering away.  I also saw two
Kingbirds, Indigo Buntings, a first year Orchard Oriole as well as an
adult,  among others.  It was really magical to be able to take all this
in from the comfort of a chair between two giant 100+ year ginkgo trees
with a cool breeze  coming up the hill.  Could have stayed there much
longer.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town
 

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Date: 5/29/18 5:55 pm
From: laura ceperley <ceperleylau...>
Subject: Dining on amphibians
Oh look, that robin has a bug. No, no it’s a worm. Oh oh, it has TWO worms. For heavens sake, those aren’t worms, they are two frog legs dangling from it’s beak. That robin has a small frog in it’s beak. (And after a minute it flew off into the trees, only to return in a few minutes with yet another frog.). It certainly didn’t read the book on “what robins are eat”!

Besides the speared frogs (RCByrd Dam), today we saw (and heard) horned larks at South side (Mason Cty), Dickcissels as the old Belleville dam (Wood County) and South side, and both male and female Blue Grosbeak!!! (South side). Lots of Meadow larks too. Great day.
Laura Ceperley with Christy Carr
 

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Date: 5/29/18 11:37 am
From: Gerald Kruth <00000005ead0dac6-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Eastern Bluebirds
Awesome how rewarding it is to build nestboxes and watch nature's show.


Thanks for the boxes; thanks for sharing.


Jerry Kruth
Pittsburgh




-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Triplett <jtrippy...>
To: WV-BIRD <WV-BIRD...>
Sent: Sat, May 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Subject: Eastern Bluebirds

Our bluebirds fledged five chicks last week. Mama has been bringing them to our feeder trying to teach them how to eat sunflower seed hearts. All five of them ponce on her, wanted her to feed them. They chase her all over the yard. While they are following her around whining, she is building another nest in the box. Talking about type A personality, she must have and a unbelievable work ethic.

Jim Triplett
Charleston, WV
 

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Date: 5/29/18 11:17 am
From: Rich Bailey <wvbirds...>
Subject: Request for assistance with golden-winged warbler population monitoring
Hi all,

This is for those keen to further bird conservation with their birding
skills! We are short on capacity this year relative to our workload, with
too many projects of various sorts. One that we have not been able to get
to is ongoing monitoring of golden-winged warbler breeding populations.

In the past, we have conducting 10-minute point counts in various areas
across the species' historical range in WV, and I'm wondering if anyone
might be interested in visiting some of these points this year before the
end of June. These points, totaling ~120, are located in the Allegheny and
Cumberland mountains regions in southern, central, and northern WV. As I
mentioned, each point is 10 minutes and includes a song playback component.

If you're interested, just respond to this email and I'll provide
additional details, forms etc.

Thanks!

Rich Bailey, WVDNR

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Date: 5/29/18 10:13 am
From: Olcott, Susan P <Susan.P.Olcott...>
Subject: late migrant Red-breasted Merganser in nearby PA
While having lunch in Confluence, PA along the Youghiogheny River on Monday May 28, I observed a group the increasingly seen Common Merganser (1 male, 4 female-type), and a late migrant female Red-breasted Merganser. All were diving and feeding, with the Red-breasted staying near the others, but not closely.

Susan Olcott
Wildlife Diversity Biologist
WV DNR
PO Box 99, 1110 Railroad St
Farmington WV 26571
(304)825-6787
Fax (304)825-6270
<susan.p.olcott...>
 

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Date: 5/29/18 10:00 am
From: Matt Orsie <wvbirder...>
Subject: Unexpected yard bird - Berkeley County
Walking across the yard about 10 mins ago was a Northern Bobwhite. It
proceeded to the 5th tee box  where it perhaps had a golfing engagement
lined up? Certainly a most unexpected bird.

Matt Orsie - Hedgesville, WV
 

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Date: 5/28/18 6:44 pm
From: Wilma <wjar...>
Subject: Whip-poor-will and barred owl
Heard a barred owl calling while in yard at dusk. Drove out to nephew's to hopefully hear the whip-poor-will that he has been hearing. As I stepped on his porch heard it calling in distance. A little later came into a tree in his yard and continued calling. There are also reports of one calling in Wileyville.

Wilma Jarrell
Wileyville
Wetzel County

Sent from my iPod
 

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Date: 5/28/18 6:42 pm
From: Katie Fallon <katie...>
Subject: WV Young Birders Club walk
This morning the West Virginia Young Birders Club held a bird walk for kids
of all ages at the West Virginia Botanic Garden near Morgantown. We had
about 40 participants and nine volunteer leaders. We split into three
groups; below is the eBird list from the group led by Cheyenne Carter, Ruth
Bergen, and Katie Fallon. Other groups were led by LeJay Graffious, Caden
Haines, Derek Courtney, Mike Bergen, Mark Graham, and Jesse Fallon. Visit
our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WVYBC/) or website (www.wvybc.org) for
pictures and more info.


Highlights of the walk included a pair of scarlet tanagers feeding a
fledgling and great looks through the scope at an Acadian flycatcher and
ruby-throated hummingbird. We also saw snakes and salamanders. It was great
morning! More walks are being planned - we will post when the details have
been worked out. Thanks again to everyone who participated and helped out!


WV Botanic Gardens

May 28, 2018

9:34 AM

Traveling

1.00 miles

164 Minutes

All birds reported? Yes

Comments: WV Young Birders Club walk — this group of about 10 kids (and
several parents) was guided by Ruth Bergen, Cheyenne Carter, and Katie
Fallon.

Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.5 Build 36


1 Turkey Vulture

1 Red-shouldered Hawk

1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo

3 Chimney Swift

2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Pileated Woodpecker

2 Eastern Wood-Pewee

3 Acadian Flycatcher

1 Blue-headed Vireo

3 Red-eyed Vireo

2 Blue Jay

3 American Crow

2 Barn Swallow

1 Carolina Chickadee

1 Tufted Titmouse

4 House Wren

1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

4 Eastern Bluebird

3 Wood Thrush

1 American Robin

2 Gray Catbird

3 Black-and-white Warbler

1 Hooded Warbler

1 Chipping Sparrow

3 Field Sparrow

2 Song Sparrow

3 Eastern Towhee

3 Scarlet Tanager

2 Northern Cardinal

2 Indigo Bunting

5 Red-winged Blackbird

2 Common Grackle

3 American Goldfinch


Number of Taxa: 34



Thanks again,

Katie Fallon


--
Katie Fallon

President, *Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia*
President, *Mountaineer Chapter of the National Audubon Society*

286 Fairchance Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
(304) 906-5438
http://www.accawv.org
http://www.facebook.com/ACCAWV/
http://www.mountaineeraudubon.org
http://www.katiefallon.com

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

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Date: 5/28/18 5:09 pm
From: LeJay Graffious <lejaygraffious...>
Subject: Old Hemlock, Preston County
On Sunday we have the first banding day of summer Monitoring Avian
Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program. We caught 19 birds in the
mist nets. Three birders were recaptures from the 2016 season and one from
last year. Thanks for the support from Mike and Ruth Bergen, and Lee Miller
helping with the station. You may be interested in some birding activities
open to the public at Old Hemlock. Check our events on
http://oldhemlock.org/news/calendar/

LeJay Graffious
Bruceton Mills, WV

Old Hemlock MAPS
May 27, 2018
5:25 AM
Banding
360 minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments:

2 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Wood Thrush -- One WOTH banded 2016 & one in 2017
2 Ovenbird
2 Common Yellowthroat
2 Hooded Warbler -- One male banded here in 2016
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
3 Eastern Towhee
3 Northern Cardinal -- One male banded here in 2016
1 Indigo Bunting

Number of Taxa: 9
 

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Date: 5/28/18 1:14 pm
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Southern Upshur County
Hi, all,



I ran a BBS route this morning, and found the following birds in southern
Upshur County.




Wild Turkey


Mourning Dove


Yellow-billed Cuckoo


Eastern Whip-poor-will


Chimney Swift


Red-bellied Woodpecker


Downy Woodpecker


Northern Flicker


Pileated Woodpecker


Acadian Flycatcher


Eastern Phoebe


Great Crested Flycatcher


Blue-headed Vireo


Red-eyed Vireo


American Crow


Black-capped Chickadee


Tufted Titmouse


Brown Creeper


House Wren


Wood Thrush


American Robin


Gray Catbird


European Starling


Cedar Waxwing


Eastern Towhee


Chipping Sparrow


Field Sparrow


Song Sparrow


Dark-eyed Junco


Ovenbird


Worm-eating Warbler


Louisiana Waterthrush


Black-and-white Warbler


Common Yellowthroat


Hooded Warbler


Yellow Warbler


Chestnut-sided Warbler


Black-throated Green Warbler


Scarlet Tanager


Northern Cardinal


Indigo Bunting.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 5/28/18 6:50 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Eagles, etc.
A couple days ago I checked, didn't see the eaglets sitting on the rim
of the nest the way they have been and thought they had left.  However
an adult was higher up in the tree.  After watching the nest for about
ten minutes I saw movement.  Turns out the youngsters were just
napping.  That really brought home how big that nest really is when two
good size birds can practically disappear in it.    The bright orange
spot to the right of the nest was a male Baltimore Oriole.   Amazing how
visible that almost neon color was from such a distance.

The male Pileated is still coming to the tray.  When I came home
yesterday and walked into the kitchen he was clinging to the bottom of
the screen that I had pushed up with his wings spread out.  Had to laugh
because he looked for all the world like a giant decal designed to
prevent window strikes.  No doubt he thought he could see better being
up a little higher.

Interesting how some of the birds show the strain of parenthood more
than others.  That is the case of the Downy Woodpeckers. Going in and
out of the nest hole seems to take its toll on their appearance.  They
look positively exhausted.  Catbirds on the other hand are as sleek
looking as ever.

Walking up the driveway with my dog yesterday morning saw a tiny bird
ahead of us. It was my first ever baby Chipping Sparrow. It took a
while before it finally flew onto a low hanging branch in a shrub.

One of the two Bluebird youngsters on the tray did not wait to be fed
by the adult male but ate nine mealworms. That sure is a healthy breakfast.

A female House finch with a peculiar bill has been coming to the tray. 
The upper half of the bill looks blistered.  Both eyes are fine and she
has no trouble eating.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 5/27/18 5:38 pm
From: Fred Atwood <fatwood...>
Subject: Bobwhite singing in Grant Co
Yesterday May 26 a Bobwhite was singing in the distance, heard from
Hogueland Rd between Dawn Lane and Limousin Lane. This appears to be the
first county record in eBird since June 1978 (Doug Kibbe). It was a state
lifer for me!

I will try to come up with more a complete summary of my 2.5 days in Grant,
Pendelton, and Dolly Sods later, but this was the most exciting find. I
found 110 species, 42 of which were First-of-year for me.

Happy Memorial Day everyone
Fred Atwood
Cabins, Grant Co, WV
Oakton, Fairfax Co, VA
 

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Date: 5/27/18 2:56 pm
From: Casey Rucker <autoblock...>
Subject: Willow Flycatcher (Tucker)
Hi, all,



This morning I went to check on the return of the Willow Flycatchers to the
Freeland Road boardwalk at Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge, and sure
enough, they were back.



Yesterday I was working on my garden at my friend's farm in the Randolph
County side of Dry Fork, and was serenaded by Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Chimney
Swift, Great Crested Flycatcher, and Bobolink, among others. On my way home
a Warbling Vireo was singing from a sycamore along the Dryfork River.



Last evening a Barred Owl was calling outside the house.



Good birding,



Casey Rucker

Dry Fork, WV
 

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Date: 5/27/18 7:05 am
From: Mindy Waldron <awaldron...>
Subject: MAPS bird Banding in Raleigh and Fayette Co.
Friends,
Our two MAPS (Monitoring Bird Productivity and Survivorship) bird banding stations are now open. We have 1 of the 8 days at each station over with. Our first day near Sandstone Falls was on May 21st. The New River was running extremely high. We banded 11 new birds and had 10 recaptures, and one unbanded hummingbird. We had a juvenile Louisiana waterthrush and a Kentucky warbler. The recaps included a Blue-winged warbler, a N. cardinal banded in 2011, 2 Louisiana waterthrush and a Red-eyed vireo. It was a relatively slow day, but a good day to get back in the swing of banding. Our other station near Oak Hill WV at Wolf Creek has again proven to be a great bird location. Our first day was last Thursday May 24th. It is full of gray catbirds. Catbirds were the number one species last year, and have started off with a bang this year. We banded N. rough-winged swallow, Magnolia warbler, Ovenbird, Gray-cheeked thrush, Carolina chickadee, Trails Flycatcher, E. phoebe, Blue-winged warbler, White-eyed vireo, and 3 Northern waterthrush. The N. waterthrushes were a treat indeed, totally unexpected. When you hold a N. rough-winged swallow in your hand and feel the edges of the primary feathers, you know where the bird got its name. We also had Hooded warbler recaptures. We will have 7 more days at each station between now and August.

Allen and Mindy Waldron
Surveyor WV

Sent from Mail for Windows 10
 

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Date: 5/26/18 6:42 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Cranberry Glades Boardwalk, Monongahela N.F., May 26, 2018
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Sat, May 26, 2018 at 9:38 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Cranberry Glades Boardwalk, Monongahela N.F., May
26, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Cranberry Glades Boardwalk, Monongahela N.F., Pocahontas, West Virginia, US
May 26, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
29 species

Mallard 2
Ruffed Grouse 1
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Alder Flycatcher 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 16
Ovenbird 1
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Hooded Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
American Goldfinch 2

Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46053014

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

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Date: 5/26/18 1:05 pm
From: Jim Triplett <jtrippy...>
Subject: Eastern Bluebirds
Our bluebirds fledged five chicks last week. Mama has been bringing them to our feeder trying to teach them how to eat sunflower seed hearts. All five of them ponce on her, wanted her to feed them. They chase her all over the yard. While they are following her around whining, she is building another nest in the box. Talking about type A personality, she must have and a unbelievable work ethic.

Jim Triplett
Charleston, WV
 

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Date: 5/26/18 11:25 am
From: DAVID PATICK <patick...>
Subject: Mason County birding
Gary Rankin, Mike Griffith birded today in Mason County this am visiting Rte. 35 and Leon Ferry Rd., Gallipolis Ferry, Shady Waters Campground, RCB Locks and Ashton Ponds. We had a very productive day especially with regard to shorebirds. Some of the birds seen were:


Rte. 35 Leon Ferry Rd.


Semipalmated Sandpiper-51

Spotted Sandpiper-5

Horned Lark-3

Grasshopper Sparrow-2

Savannah Sparrow-1

Dickcissel-5

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/40561165720/in/dateposted/


Gallipolis Ferry:


Dunlin-1


Shady Waters Campground-private campground:


Semipalmated Plover-8

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/28495648198/in/dateposted/

There are very fair pics of White-rumped Sandpipers also present.

White-rumped Sandpiper-7


RCB Locks:


Least Bittern-1

Least Sandpiper-1

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/42368948741/in/dateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/42368947821/in/dateposted/

Semipalmated Sandpiper-1

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/41645957924/in/dateposted/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/33983732@N02/28495616798/in/dateposted/

Spotted Sandpiper-7

Herring Gull-2


Ashton Ponds:


Great Egret-1

Pied-billed Grebe-1


David Patick,

Huntington, WV 25701
 

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Date: 5/24/18 4:45 pm
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Mergansers
Yesterday, on our way to camping in Big Bend Campground in Smoke Hole, we
saw a Common Merganser with little ones swimming on the South Branch of the
Potomac. I doubt they were more than a week or two old. Cute! Herb Myers,
Harman, Randolph County from Pendleton County
 

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Date: 5/24/18 11:48 am
From: Deb Hale <debhale72...>
Subject: Yesterday's special treats
Yesterday morning I watched a new raven in the woods at Murphy Farm. He
was trying to hide behind the trunk of an oak tree, but of course his size
made that nearly impossible. I kept an eye on him for about 5 minutes,
hoping he would open his mouth in hunger or to speak, but he remained
silent, only retreating further into the woods in a couple of awkward
flights, which reinforced my thought that he was a juvenile. His mother
came along afterwards looking for him, vocalizing. She looked a bit
worried, but headed off in the right direction.

In the late afternoon, my son and I strolled down the road to the Bolivar
pond (what we call Plip-Plop Pond) to see what we could see. A lot of frogs
plunked into the water ahead of our approach; turtle heads appeared to
float on top of the pond; a giant koi somersaulted under the willow tree,
bright orange; and then the green heron flew into view. He perched on and
fished from the rock island and came up with a large tadpole, which he
quickly gulped down. He flew across the pond, and then back again, and
that's when we saw the nest, down low in the mix of privet hedge and
weigela bush, where the pond meets Washington Street. Sure enough there
lay some light blue eggs. A lovely discovery for us, indeed.

Deb Hale
Harpers Ferry/Bolivar
 

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Date: 5/24/18 7:42 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Interesting morning
Our early morning dog walk was quite interesting if not speedy. In the
subdivision next door an Eagle flew over.  Saw a "Manx Squirrel"  going
up a tree.   Not sure if this is a birth defect or something took his
tail.  I've seen it before but it always startles me when I see it,
looking like a different animal.

Along one side of the driveway a House Wren fought off a House Sparrow
who considered going in the nest box that has Wren eggs in it already. 
Nearby is an old locust snag with woodpecker holes in it and today for
the first time I've seen a female Red-bellied woodpecker enter one of
them.   Judging from the scratch marks under the hole it is definitely
an active nest.  Later on I saw her again sticking her head out.

I stopped putting suet baskets on the tree since a pair of crows have
discovered it.  Not wanting to deny my other birds I put a suet cake on
the tray by the kitchen window.  Well, a male Pileated has found it and
is quite annoyed when the food runs out.  It keeps looking in the window
and at one point even hopped on the window sill the same way the
Bluebirds do to let me know it is time for a refill.  This bird is not
at all shy.  He came back in the afternoon and was here bright and early
this morning.

Here a couple of videos I took of BIG BIRD.

https://youtu.be/jHB4jB2wVSQ  male Pileated at kitchen window
https://youtu.be/xo6siRu3ULM  male Pileated on tray eating suet

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 5/23/18 1:20 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Lower Ohio River Valley birding highlights today
Apple Grove Fish Hatchery:

Cattle Egret--1 present all morning and still there at 10:55 when I left. I
got a few mediocre photos, but since I temporarily do not have a computer
there doesn't seem to be a way to get them transferred from my camera to my
cellphone or eBird.
Semipalmated Sandpiper--2
Least Sandpiper--2
Spotted Sandpiper--4
Killdeer--3
(Interesting that Mike Griffith and Janet Keating had a different mix in
the afternoon.)
Willow Flycatcher--1
Cliff Swallow--10
Eastern Meadowlark---3

R.C. Byrd Locks and Dam:

Double-crested Cormorant--1
Herring Gull--2
Osprey--1 or more. 1 on nest and 1 flying but not simultaneously.
Willow Flycatcher--6
Eastern Kingbird--5
American Kestrel--1
European Starling--several juveniles, the first I've seen this year.
Cedar Waxwing--2 with the male courting the female by feeding her a tasty
morsel.
Yellow-breasted Chat--1
Orchard Oriole--5

Greenbottom Wildlife Management Area--Hoeft Marsh:

Bald Eagle--1 adult
Willow Flycatcher--2

Greenbottom--Boardwalk area:

Bald Eagle--1 second-year bird
Willow Flycatcher--1. Lots of them in the area today.
Great Crested Flycatcher--1
House Wren--2. I was hoping for a Marsh Wren, but no dice.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 5/23/18 12:38 pm
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Dickcissel & Shorebirds In Mason Co.
On Leon Ferry Lane, Janet Keating and I found the following :
Horned Lark - about 12
Dickcissel - 4 (3 singing males)
Grasshopper Sparrow - 1

At R.C. Byrd Locks :
Semipalmated Plover - 7
White-rumped Sandpiper - 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 32
Least Sandpiper - 1

We had no luck with the Cattle Egret reported by Terry Bronson earlier. We were at the locks in the afternoon.

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 5/23/18 7:28 am
From: Bruni Haydl <bruni...>
Subject: Prime location
The other day something flew out of my Coral Vine tangle when I walked
by.   A closer look revealed a Cardinal nest.  What a pretty place to
build.  I checked to make sure all the eggs were the same size since I
still see an occasional Cowbird.

For the second morning in a row a female Turkey has walked around the
back yard.  She may have her young hidden in the high grass. I'm still
amazed how big these birds are.  When she stretches her neck and
cautiously looks around she is really tall.

The Tree Swallow fledglings must have left last week.  Didn't even have
a chance to clean out the box when a Bluebird just added some dry White
Pine needles and laid her eggs.  She must have been in a hurry not to
take the time to build the usual cup nest.

Bruni Haydl

Charles Town, WV
 

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Date: 5/23/18 5:53 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Cattle Egret at Apple Grove Fish Hatchery
In corner closest to dam near fence.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 5/22/18 7:34 pm
From: Wade Snyder <dry_fly_fisherman1...>
Subject: Burr Industrial Ponds, Jefferson Co., Orchard Oriole and Willow Flycatcher
Around 6:30 this evening I observed a female Orchard Oriole carrying a substantial wad of soft looking material near the second pond at the Burr Industrial Ponds, Bardane. I tracked her as she flew and watched her enter into a freshly woven pouch nest. As I watched her fly back and forth I could hear the "Fitz-bew" song of a Willow Flycatcher somewhere between the two ponds. Both ponds are well above normal range with all the recent rain.


N. Wade Snyder

Shenandoah Junction
 

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Date: 5/22/18 6:53 pm
From: Kevin Dials <000001064c4848ca-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Kanawha State Forest - Range Road
The following is an eBird checklist from this evening.  This covers most of the evening, every species within sight or earshot of my yard.

Kanawha State Forest, Kanawha, West Virginia, US
May 22, 2018 4:00 PM - 9:11 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments:     Storm early on, then sunny.  78 degrees.
37 species

Wild Turkey  X
Red-tailed Hawk  X
Mourning Dove  X
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  X
Barred Owl  X
Eastern Whip-poor-will  X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  X
Hairy Woodpecker  X
Pileated Woodpecker  X
Acadian Flycatcher  X
Eastern Phoebe  X
Blue-headed Vireo  X
Red-eyed Vireo  X
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
Common Raven  X
Carolina Chickadee  X
Tufted Titmouse  X
White-breasted Nuthatch  X
Carolina Wren  X
Wood Thrush  X
American Robin  X
Ovenbird  X
Louisiana Waterthrush  X
Black-and-white Warbler  X
Swainson's Warbler  X
Hooded Warbler  X
American Redstart  X
Cerulean Warbler  X
Northern Parula  X
Yellow-throated Warbler  X
Chipping Sparrow  X
Song Sparrow  X
Scarlet Tanager  X
Northern Cardinal  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  X
American Goldfinch  X

Kevin A. Dials 7500 Kanawha State Forest Drive Charleston, WV 25314 <kevinoutdoors...> 304-558-1833 H 304-549-9078 C 304-558-3500 W
 

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Date: 5/22/18 11:05 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers County, WV, US, May 22, 2018
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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Tue, May 22, 2018 at 1:45 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers
County, WV, US, May 22, 2018
To: <jimandjudyphillips...>


Mountain Valley Lake, Jumping Branch, Summers County, WV, US, Summers, West
Virginia, US
May 22, 2018 8:50 AM - 9:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
30 species

Wood Duck 3
Lesser Scaup 1 Seen through 20-60-x scope. Female. May have been same
bird seen here by a party of four on May 12. May be an injured bird left
over from hunting season.
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Spotted Sandpiper 6 Sure of this number. May have actually been more
than 6. They were very active(vocals, flight & walking) and in good view
through the scope and binoculars.
Solitary Sandpiper 5 These birds were larger than the spotted
sandpipers and smaller than the lesser yellowlegs. When they took flight,
they were very vocal and sounded something like the spotted sandpipers that
were calling but not quite the same. They were viewed through 8x40
binoculars. Like the yellowlegs, when they flew, they left the area
completely. The spotted remained at the lake.
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Northern Flicker 1
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 3
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 3
Yellow-breasted Chat 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 4
American Goldfinch 2

Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45929718

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

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Date: 5/22/18 10:43 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Daytime Nighthawk in Wood County
While out for a brief walk between rain showers, I saw a lone Common
Nighthawk swooping past about 1:30 just to the east of 51st Street near the
Parkersburg Country Club in Vienna.

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 5/22/18 10:23 am
From: Mike Griffith <birdonawire47...>
Subject: Shorebirds
R.C. Byrd Locks (Mason Co.) :

Semipalmated Plover - 1
Greater Yellowlegs - 2
Lesser Yellowlegs - 2
Spotted Sandpiper - 12
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 83 FOY
Least Sandpiper - 3
White-rumped Sandpiper - 2 FOY
Dunlin - 1 (Breeding plumage) FOY

Mike Griffith
Huntington
 

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Date: 5/22/18 6:12 am
From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...>
Subject: Song Sparrow
We are used to having Northern Cardinal male and female fighting their
reflections in our deck door window. Now we have a Song Sparrow doing the
same thing. It hangs on the window edge or the Acopian Bird Saver cords
glaring into the window. Then it goes off and sings a bit or helps itself
to sunflower seeds. Before long it is back shadow boxing. It is persistent.

We were excited to hear a Golden-winged Warbler on our walk yesterday. We
thought it had left, but it is in the same location where we heard it
earlier in the month. It is a bit more grown over than the habitat they
usually like. It may be a different bird but we are hoping it might find a
partner and stay the nesting season.

Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County
 

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Date: 5/21/18 7:51 pm
From: pep4223 <pep4223...>
Subject: Red-headed Woodpecker, Louisiana Waterthrush, Common Nighthawk - yard birds, Jefferson County
My day became a terrific one this morning when I heard the "Queer, Queer" vocalization of the Red-headed Woodpecker on the top of a snag across the road. I ran inside for binoculars and watched it about 5 minutes before it flew off after being harassed by a Red-bellied Woodpecker.


The flood waters are still high in my backyard woods, although water is slowly starting to recede after over 11 inches of rain in 6 days. I'm starting to get concerned for the long term survival of the trees in my backyard woods. The trees have been underwater longer than I've ever seen it in the last 14 years!


As I was pulling weeds and digging out invasives, I heard the loud "chink" call of the Louisiana Waterthrush in my flooded backyard woods. What a surprise this was. I felt like I was at Magee Marsh for just a moment. The waterthrush hung around chinking for a few minutes, then left. I never thought I would ever have a waterthrush in my yard, but also never thought I would have a flooded woods for nearly two weeks either! This bird was new for my yard list, putting it at 117 different species. I was lucky to have #116 (Prothonotory Warbler) earlier this month, but prior to that, it had been 2 years since I added a new yard bird. So this was quite exciting for me today.


Just prior to the waterthrush arriving, I had a low flyover of 12 Canada Geese that landed in a neighbor's flooded backyard on the other side of my woods. It was pretty comical. This evening on my walk, I saw two Mallards swimming in the same neighbor's flooded yard. No receding water yet (especially since it might rain tonight!)


And also after my evening walk as the clouds took over the sunny sky, I had a Common Nighthawk flying above my head vocalizing. This was a first of season bird for me.


BIRDMOM

Jefferson County, WV







 

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Date: 5/21/18 4:32 pm
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Mason County--Prothonotary and other warblers, Chats, Empidonax Flycatchers
I spent 4 hours this morning at McClintic Wildlife Management Area in Mason
County. After lunch I stopped for an hour at Racine Locks and Dam.

Highlights at McClintic:

Prothonotary Warbler--1 along trail south of Potter's Creek Road that
borders the west side of the huge almost-mile-long pond. Only about 400-500
feet in from the road.
Prairie Warbler--1
Kentucky Warbler--1
Common Yellowthroat--5
Yellow-throated Warbler--1
Northern Parula--1
Yellow Warbler--4
Yellow-breasted Chat--3
Empidonax Flycatcher--2. Both silent.
Mute Swan--1
Canada Goose--5 broods of goslings
Wood Duck--3 females, 1 of which had 8 tiny ducklings
Great Blue Heron--4
Green Heron--5
Osprey--1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo--3
Warbling Vireo--3
Indigo Bunting--9

The complete checklist is at
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45905912

At Racine L&D, highlights included:

Killdeer--1
Empidonax Flycatcher--2, also silent

That checklist is at
https://eBird.org/view/checklist/S45906305
Eastern Meadowlark--1

Terry Bronson
Vienna, WV
 

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Date: 5/20/18 5:42 pm
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: screech owl
Early this morning, I happened to turn our porch light on and look out in
time to see a screech owl go by the window at eye level and only about two
feet away. What fun!
Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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Date: 5/19/18 4:19 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: cuckoo
Heard our first of the season black-billed cuckoo just now.
Jim & Judy Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV
 

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