Wednesday, January 20, 2010
We headed north to Lake Whitney State Park where there is a seldom used airstrip. The purpose for going there was to hunt longspurs along the grassys edges of the runways. Although we walked the entire length of the two runways, we encountered no longspurs. There were American Pipits and lots of sparrows including Field Sparrows, which we had hitherto not seen this year, and many more Harris's Sparrows. Some of these birds were singing their plaintive two-note song, a song I had heard only on my many trips to Churchill, Manitoba, where they breed.
This blog was posted a little late because I had trouble with Google last night. I tried another approach this morning which seems to have worked. Total species so far 253.