Date: 3/16/17 8:51 pm From: Dave Leibert <xdave...> Subject: Snow Buntings, Killdeer Mt Bethel area, Northampton County
I took a drive around today on the back roads between Martins Creek, Mt Bethel and Bangor. I'm still looking around to try and see a rough legged but no luck. Plenty of habitat for them.
There were a lot of small birds by the edges of the fields along the plowed roads. I saw about a dozen snow buntings in one spot and a few killdeer. Plenty of fox sparrows and robins to go around. Also saw 4 kestrels.
Quite by accident I stumbled upon Minsi Lake. What a beautiful spot. There was a pair of mute swans to go with the Canadian geese. There were mallards and some ducks I could not ID since the were little specs in the binocs. They had black and white heads. I briefly saw what looked like an eagle disappearing over the tops of the trees of a wooded area.I hope to go back there in the future.