Date: 2/10/19 6:20 pm
From: Jeff Marks <jsmarks17...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...>
Subject: Re: [MOB-Montana] Sunday drive north of Columbus
Forty-six harriers in 21 miles of road is an astounding number. Very interesting that you did not see a correspondingly high number of Rough-legged Hawks, given that both are vole specialists at this time of year.

Jeff Marks

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> On Feb 10, 2019, at 6:03 PM, <chasingthewildoutdoors...> [MOB-Montana] <MOB-Montana...> wrote:
>
> MOB,
> I was able to get out of the house and hit the North Stillwater County in hopes of finding a Snow Bunting. No avail, however, it was a day for the Northern Harrier...
> Columbus-Molt Road (21 miles): Northern Harrier - 9
> Bald Eagle- 4
> Mag Pie- 1
> Golden Eagle-1
> Horned Lark- 1
> Wheat Basin Road (7 miles): Northern Harrier-7 (most along the CRP near Big Lake)
> Horned Lark- 26 mix of males and females
> Common Raven- 3
> Rapelje-Molt Road (12 miles): Northern Harrier 17 ( 8 were in just over 2 miles along a CRP field)
> Horned Lark- 6
> Hailstone Basin Road (7 miles): Northern Harrier- 4
> Hogland Road- (8 miles): Horned Lark-45
> Pheasant- 4
> Northern Harrier-1
> Big Coulee Road (10 miles): Bald Ealge-1
> Rapelje Road (23 miles) Northern Harrier-8
> Wild Turkey- 18
>
> Not a great day for multiple species, but still nice to be out and about. Average Temp -8 F, snowpacked roads
>
> Cole
> Columbus.
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