[wisb] Waterloo W.A. (Jefferson Co.) - aka "Juncorama"
- From: Peter Fissel <pfissel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: Wisconsin Birding Network <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 18:51:41 -0500
I spent a couple of hours this afternoon at the Waterloo Wildlife Area off Hwy 89 a few miles north of Lake Mills. Hiked into the conifer plantation and had the usual Chickadees, RB Nuthatches, Song Sparrows etc. As I went farther in, I started hearing an awful lot of twittering. Eventually, I started to flush DE Juncos by the dozens near the edge of the spruces, along with scattered Fox Sparrows, Pine Siskins and other birds. The Juncos were all singing, and the sound was amazing. It was hard to get an accurate count, but there were easily over 100 - most I've ever seen in one location, surpassing even the largest flocks I've ever had on CBCs. Some of the Fox Sparrows were also singing, which always throws me, since I'm not used to hearing them sing. There was a Cooper's Hawk flying around calling occasionally, too. Thought maybe I heard an Eastern Towhee call a few times, but it wasn't a "standard" call and I wasn't sure. Peter Fissel Madison, Dane Co. #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
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