Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Birding this week.

Ok. I haven't posted recently.

On Mon, I took a run down to County TB along the river to look for shorebird spots and ducks.
I then looped back around along the WI river to the Millpond and then back to US-14.
I added a few species to my Richland County list. N Shoveler, Am Coot, Lesser Scaup and Red-breasted Merganser.
All the water everywhere is high. The marsh at ST-80 and ST-60 is flooded.

Today, I heard my FOS Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and FFTYFTY (first for the yard for the year) House Wren and Chipping Sparrow.
This evening, I walked up to the field behind my house and picked up a few more Bigby birds.
3 flyover Gr Blue Herons, half a dozen Wood Ducks, Wilson's Snipe, Am Woodcock and a singing Henslow's Sparrow to top it off.
the Henslow's was also a year bird.
The only Owls that were calling were Barred. It sounded like there were 7 or 8 of them.

I'll post some pics the next time I have time.

2 comments:

Neil Gilbert said...

man, HESP within walking distance?? lucky!!

Parus said...

Actually, HESP has always been within walking distance. They're an easy bird around here. It's Grasshopper Sparrow that I have to look for.