Terry Lodge joined me for an interesting day! Thankfully the rain held off to the early afternoon. It was slow numbers wise. But how about 68 Meadowlarks in one small field! The Millville airport. WOW! Shattered the filter. Probably a personal high count for me also. Big miss - no Winter Wrens.? Bluebird numbers low. Etc. Not the Grackle numbers I was expecting. I presume they are wintering elsewhere.
We only hit the highlight areas in my usual section. I have other spots i usually hit, but they are usually very unbirdy. Covered half of another area. That was fun! That Cohansy wma is a spot I have been meaning to bird. Finally got to it today. i will be back! Nothing out of the ordinary for us. except for some species and numbers. We had one flock of 32 Chippies in this other area we hit for example. It had started a steady rain by now though. Difficult birding but we did some car birding. I was surprised at the lack of stuff flying. I presume the weather affected that.
I'll be curious to read the full numbers once they are all compiled. Been a good year for Chippies, but Meadowlarks?