[wisb] New Birds in the La Crosse Area
- From: "Dan Jackson" <DanJackson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 10:41:51 -0500
I did not do much active birding this weekend but was in the woods and did notice a few new birds. I did spend an hour in Myrick Marsh yesterday afternoon. Bird activity definitely picked up a few notches. This should be a wild week. Highlights in Vernon County were (FOY in caps): VESPER SPARROWS RUFFED GROUSE drumming BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS (arrived Friday, everywhere by Sunday) SWAMP SPARROW (in my yard which is nowhere close to water - I believe that this is the second time that I have had one in my yard) Savannah Sparrows Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (2 arrived Friday) White-throated Sparrows (many, many, many) Eastern Towhees Brown Thrashers Yellow-rumped Warblers (everywhere - on even checked out the feeders to see what everybody else was interested in) At Myrick: NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH (5-6) PALM WARBLER (1) LINCOLN SPARROW (1) CHIMMNEY SWIFTS (3) GREEN HERON (1) Sora (1 calling) Great Egrets (10 along Hwy 16 at Myrick this morning) Swamp Sparrows (all along the East Avenue trail) Northern Rough-winged Swallows (flocks) Ruby-crowned Kinglets Yellow-rumped Warblers (many...) Yesterday, during a break in the rain it was interesting to watch 6-7 Turkey Vultures trying to dry their wings on the ridge opposite our house. They were sitting in the trees near the top of the ridge with their wings spread looking quite a bit like a flock of Anhingas. After awhile they would try to soar. Most came back to do some more drying. Dan Jackson Chaseburg, Vernon County, Wisconsin (Near LaCrosse) http://community.webshots.com/user/DanielEJackson #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the WISBIRDN list. To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.
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