Date: 3/17/17 1:53 pm From: Jim Flowers <artsnimages...> Subject: Re: Savannah Sparrows - Long Arm Reservoir Grasslands - York County
I noticed them on the way to the bank this morning. "I live close to there".. Our little grasslands also host a decent number of Grasshopper sparrows at times as well along with the usual suspects along with the Eastern Meadowlark..Once in a while there are some interesting ducks on the lake too!.
On Fri, Mar 17, 2017 at 1:54 PM, Phil Keener < <000000761ae5c4e1-dmarc-request...> wrote:
> Birded this spot for about 30 minutes today around 11:00am and it appears > there are a number or loose flocks of Savannah Sparrows at this locale. > Snow cover is still around 8" but melting continues. With the snow cover, > the birds were on the road shoulders and as traffic approached they > typically were flying to nearby bushes and trees to perch. Good views in > bright sunlight were the norm. At one spot I counted 7 birds and at another > 4 birds With various other spots producing flushed birds that I didn't get > binos on, I believe there is a strong likelihood of a much higher total > number. > Nothing else really notable. Waterfowl limited to Canada Geese, Hooded & > Common Mergansers, and Ring-necked Ducks, none in significant numbers. Some > ice cover but limited to about 5-10% and that was mostly at southern end. > The Bald Eagle pair in the western tree line in Adams County were perched > in the tree at the established nest site but not "on nest". > Regards, > Phil Keener > East Berlin, PA >