I birded an
MDC access area called Stones Corner
morning. I had just pulled up to the sign and
the car yet when a Sharp-shinned Hawk
flew right in
front of me and landed in a tree close by
for a great
A few minutes
later a Barred Owl flushed from another
That will make a birder's day! This access is
just north of
Joplin, Jasper County.
I was reading about Mountain Bluebirds.
Their diet on
an annual basis is 92 % insects and
8 % fruits
and seeds. The vegetable mass is no doubt
more of a per
cent during the winter. Lots of locusts
still out and
about as someone else has also noted.
Herbert, Joplin, MO. certhia AT att . net.