shorebirds: 2 species: Killdeer and Snipe
ducks: Ruddy, Blue-winged, Green-winged, Canada, White-front, Snow, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Ring-necked, Lesser Scaup, Canvasback, Bufflehead, Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler
Sparrows: Fox, America Tree, Song, House, Eurasian Tree, Swamp?, Savannah
Blackbirds and allies: Eastern Meadowlark, Great-tailed grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Red-winged blackbird, Common Grackle, rusty blackbird
Woodpeckers: Pileated, Downy, Hairy, red-bellied, Flicker
woodlot: tufted titmouse, northern cardinal, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch
Hawks: Bald Eagle, Red-tailed hawk, American Kestral, Red-shouldered hawk, Prairie Falcon, Northern Harrier
Doves: eurasian collared -dove, mourning dove, rock pigeon
Gulls: ring-billed, herring
PrFa was an adult, seen within 100m on 3 separate poles and seen flying for 45 seconds total, on 3 separate occasions, returning in the end to the same perch after two hunting excursions.
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On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 10:02 PM, David Rogles <[log in to unmask]>
My bad, the computer seems to have a mind of its' own tonight-sending email without permission.
Where was I?
Oh we picked up the great-tailed grackles at the stables; we found about 50 snipe at Columbia Bottom-we also had snipe at Clarence Cannon, Winfield and Riverlands.
We had the first of the season blue-winged teal at Columbia Bottom-I think we counted five.
At Broemmelsiek our FOY birds included Eastern Phoebe, Yellow-rumped Warbler. I think it was at Clarence Cannon where we had a gorgeous Hairy Woodpecker ( we had Pileated at Broemmelsiek and Northern Flicker.)
Gulls have been scarce this year and we found nothing new and interesting, though the American Herring Gull might have been a FOY; haven't check it out.
All totaled we had about 50 Rusty Blackbirds.
Winfield has great shorebird habitat and had about 300 Killdeer. No peeps that we could find
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On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 9:54 PM, David Rogles <[log in to unmask]>
Tom and I tried for the Northern Shrike at Broemmelsiek. Big no!. We did kick out a woodcock in one of the draws.
We worked the place over pretty good and compiled some nice new year birds, but the shrike eluded.
Stuck we decided to wander up the 79 corridor
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