Date: 12/1/18 11:35 am From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> Subject: St Mary's CBC scouting
Dallas Alexander and I searched the south half of the count circle this morning. It was raining the entire time. Best birds were 14 prairie chickens feeding in a bean field. Also 3 Brewer's blackbirds on a power line by a farm, and two different flocks of longspurs. I presume they were lapland but could they be Smith's? Are calls the best way to distinguish them? what about behaviour? or habitat?
We also had both Harlan's and Krider's red tailed hawks.
The count is happening Jan 1 2019. Let me know if interested as we have some openings in our circle.