Saturday, September 29, 2007

9 Spgs NSTSP and LeConte's Sparrow!!!! Finally!!

I stopped by 9 spgs around 4:00pm this evening and stayed about an hour. I found the following species:

1 LE CONTE'S SPARROW (A lifer for me)
2 Nelson's sharp-tailed Sparrows (A State bird)
Green-winged Teal
N shoveler
Am Coot
Wood Duck
12-15 Pied-billed Grebe
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Canada Goose
Song Sparrow
Ring-billed Gull
Mourning dove

I didn't even know you could find Le Conte's at 9 spgs. Even during migration. I dropped by for a state bird and got a lifer. Nice.

I also saw about 50+/- Sandhill Cranes in a corn field West of Arena.

Pics are coming.


The Birdfreak Team said...

sounds like a good birding day. We haven't seen migrating cranes yet here in Northern Illinois, but it's been hectic. Where is 9 spgs?
good birding to you!

parus said...

It's at South Towne Dr in Madison. Turn right, go past the Wal-mart, Turn left just after the sewage plant and drive down to the parking lot on your right.
Then cross the road and walk back the way you came to the entrance.
It's officially known as Nine Springs conservancy.
in the spring, when the water is lower, it's excellent shorebird habitat.

Happy Birding!