Date: 2/9/19 5:23 pm From: Andrew Wolfe <jawwolfe...> Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] Birding around Salamonie Today: field sparrow, savannah sparrow, waxwings, towhees
Cold morning but lots of sun and lots of sparrows to be seen around Salamonie. Highlights were large flocks of mixed sparrows and Cardinals at Five Ponds, Dora Recreation Area, and Lost Bridge West Scout Camp. Was able to locate (by sound and sight) E Towhee at both Dora and Five Ponds, and picked up a Savannah Sparrow among the Songs and AT Sparrows at Dora. All three spots produced WC Sparrows. There is corn left standing at Dora and 5 Ponds that attracts hoards of Cardinals and Sparrows, and the Towhees. There was a Hermit thrush reported at Five Ponds that I was hunting for but realized that the call of Towhee and Hermit Thrush are very similar so if the thrush was heard only it may have been the Towhee. At Lost Bridge West, I was rewarded with 2 Field Sparrows after looking at dozens of AT Sparrows in a large flock in the Scout Camp. Another good spot was the Marsh and 3 ponds near the Orchard Primitive Camp and Horse Camp. Here I saw the RS Hawk that is a regular here, and a flock of Waxwings. My 11 checklists are summarized in the report below.
Andrew Wolfe Andrews, IN (Huntington Co)
Number of Species 40 Number of Individuals 622 Species Name Species Count Canada Goose 79 Rock Pigeon 2 Mourning Dove 32 Ring-billed Gull 1 Great Blue Heron 1 Cooper's Hawk 2 Bald Eagle 8 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 6 Red-headed Woodpecker 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 17 Downy Woodpecker 12 Hairy Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 5 Blue Jay 22 American Crow 61 Horned Lark 1 Carolina Chickadee 15 Tufted Titmouse 13 Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 14 Carolina Wren 2 Eastern Bluebird 3 American Robin 3 European Starling 3 Cedar Waxwing 7 House Finch 1 Pine Siskin 4 American Goldfinch 11 Field Sparrow 2 American Tree Sparrow 83 Dark-eyed Junco 77 White-crowned Sparrow 4 White-throated Sparrow 14 Savannah Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 9 Eastern Towhee 3 Northern Cardinal 88 House Sparrow 9