Sharon Swiggum, Carol Troxel and I spent about an hour and a half down by 193 in Southern Richland County today. We started at about ten to 4 pm and came back around 5:30pm.
Out on Town hall Rd, we found:
many mourning doves
a flock of about 30 Snow Buntings
1 Lapland Longspur
1 horned Lark
1 Rough-legged Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
Am Tree Sparrows
Off of Town hall Rd towards County E, we saw:
1 Owl Species
I think it may have been a Barred (possibly the same one that has been hanging around in that area) but it could also have been a Great Horned. The lighting was not good enough to tell for sure.
(Srry I didn't take any pics this time)
The Longspur and Lark were new birds for the winter season for me.
The Snow Buntings were a lifer for Sharon.
Next time we go birding (we don't know when yet) we will check the pine groves in the SE part of the county for any nuthatches, Redpolls, Crossbills or other winter birds.