On Sunday, November 26, Lanny and I birded the last few hours of the holiday weekend with Dave Heidt in Stanton County. Following our list of highlights are some details.
Bald Eagle Pine Siskin Red-breasted Nuthatch Red Crossbill Merlin Lapland Longspurs Brown Creeper Common Redpoll
Dave led us to a couple good spots at Maskenthine Lake, one of which had several pine trees. We found Pine Siskins, Red- breasted Nuthatches and about eight Red Crossbills. We also saw a Bald Eagle fly over.
Along the road to Wood Duck WMA, we saw a Merlin perched on a power line. At Wood Duck, Dave and I heard Lapland Longspurs fly over. In a wooded area, we all saw a Brown Creeper.
Many thanks to Dave for a successful trip. We had a good time and saw many great birds. We added nine species to our Stanton County lists. Lanny's new total is 109 and mine is 101.
Monday morning just before leaving for work, I saw a Common Redpoll in our yard.