Date: 1/1/18 2:10 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Willow Slough CBC
Today (1-Jan-2018) John Cassady, Lynn Vernon, and I covered the NE quarter of the Willow Slough CBC Circle.

Miles Foot: 1.1 Car: 34
Hours Foot: 0.5 Car: 6
Maximum of 2 parties 32 species & 1709 individuals

The bad news: it was VERY cold, with an early morning reading of -17 degrees F.
The good news: snow cover moved the birds to the roads, where they could be viewed from the comfortable vehicle.

Great Blue Heron,1
Ring-necked Pheasant,1 fem
Northern Harrier,1 juv
Cooper’s Hawk,1 adult
Red-tailed Hawk,4
Rough-legged Hawk,15- 4 light-morph, 1 dark-morph, 6 light males, 2 dark juvs, 1 light ad fem, and 1 dark ad fem.
Rock Pigeon,9
Mourning Dove,28
Eurasian Collard-Dove,2
Snowy Owl,1 though distant, it appeared to be an IMF
Red-bellied Woodpecker,1
Downy Woodpecker,3
Horned Lark,163
Blue Jay,24
American Crow,80
Tufted Titmouse,1
White-breasted Nuthatch,3
Eastern Bluebird,3
Lapland Longspur,841
Snow Bunting,4
American Tree Sparrow,257
Vesper Sparrow,1 at a rural feeder: photos
White-crowned Sparrow,19- 4 ad & 15 first-cycle
Dark-eyed Junco,106
Northern Cardinal,9
Red-winged Blackbird,20
Eastern Meadowlark,9
Rusty Blackbird,6
Purple Finch,14- single flock with one ad male
House Finch,1
American Goldfinch,11
House Sparrow,70

Ken Brock
Chesterton

 
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