Date: 4/20/18 4:34 pm From: 'D. George Prisbe-Przybysz' <prisbe.przybysz...> [sd-birds] <sd-birds-noreply...> Subject: [sd-birds] breeder arrivals and more
today marked the return of red-naped sapsuckers to the higher elevations of lawrence county at hanna. prior to this we had our first yellow-rumped warbler (audubon's) on wednesday, ruby-crowned kinglets, one of our most common breeders, returned on the 16th.
chipping sparrows are back, but not yet singing.
also, today, we had a flock of 120+ common redpolls in the balsom poplar trees behind our house.
other recent highlights have been fox sparrow (only the third observation of this species over the past 14 years); white-winged crossbills making a typical cameo appearance; and two pair of cassin's finch that visit the feeders each day.
george prisbe hanna, lawrence county 5700'
"Life is a river to drown in while singing the blues." - Karen Berquist
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