Date: 2/9/18 10:11 am From: Herb and Sarah Myers <hesemyers...> Subject: Birds
I birded Hogueland Lane near Petersburg this morning. I thought I was going to strike out on Horned Larks. There were two American Kestrels feeding near where they usually are. I finally heard some tinkling. When I finally saw them in the corn stubble, the flock kept growing to approximately 100 or more birds. I couldn't find any longspurs or buntings among them, but it was difficult scanning with the rather tall corn stalks. When leaving, there were two Red-tailed Hawks sitting on the large powerline poles.
Meanwhile, on the home front, we have a lot of Pine Siskins at our feeders with the return of snow and colder weather. The birds were singing more around the feeders this morning. I guess they know it is warming again. Herb Myers, Harman, Randolph County