Date: 3/4/17 3:29 pm From: Richard Tucker <rickt...> Subject: Labette County birds
Each year I am surprised that Turkey Vultures are seen in more northern counties than Labette before I see any. I believe they migrate from the south and you do not have to go too far south in the winter to see them.
I heard and then saw a pair of E. Phoebes today (first heard yesterday, March 3) They were looking for a place under our soffit to build their mud nest.
There were approximately 100 ducks in three groups on a rock quarry near my farm this afternoon. Mostly Ring Necks with a handful of American Widgeon and three Red Heads.
On Feb 20, I saw a Horned Grebe in winter plumage on Big Hill at the main launch ramp. I tried to make an Earred Grebe out of it but after looking at the picture I took and further study I am sure it was a Horned. That gave me all three grebes in Labette County.