Date: 11/7/19 10:24 am From: Lawrence Gardella <lfgardella...> [albirds] <albirds-noreply...> Subject: [ALBIRDS] Sprague's Pipit
I went down to Kaiser Road in Magnolia Springs, Baldwin this morning. On my first visit I saw at least 400 Tree Swallows, most of which were on the ground (the grass, the gravel road, the dirt) but no pipit except for an American. I returned an hour or so later and saw the Sprague's Pipit Geoff Hill originally found and Craig Litteken saw well yesterday. It flew from the grassy (west) side of the road very near Baldwin CR 12 over to the grass between the road and the dirt just ten feet or so farther from CR 12. There it was out of sight in the higher grass until I went over to try for a photo and it took off (without calling) and flew over CR 12. The bird is likely to be found again right at the edge of Kaiser Road, but it appears to spend at least some time elsewhere in the area.
I joined Geoff Hill on Benton Road where he was hoping to see a Swainson's Hawk. Unfortunately, we did not have any success on that this morning looking where a group of us saw five just a few days ago. At least some of what was 12 Swainson's Hawks are likely still in the general area, however.