Jim Anderson and I spent some time this afternoon birding Western
Washington County. Highlights:
Red-tailed Hawks--two (an apparent pair) on Blalock Rd.
Cooper's Hawk--one on McInturff Rd.--it came tearing out of nowhere into a large flock (~200 or so) Grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds feeding near the road in manure-covered feedlot. The flock exploded and scattered--the hawk caught nothing--not sure if it was hunting or just harassing the flock
Northern Harriers--2 on Keebler Rd (4-4:30 p.m.) one brown female or immature, one gray/silver male
Am. Kestrels--at least seven on at least 4 different roads--3 on Keebler Rd.
Loggerhead Shrikes--one on David Ward Road--one or two have been seen here regularly the past 2 months just past the barn on the left just off Hwy 75
--one on O. J. Campbell Rd.--haven't seen one on this road for a number of years
the Great Egret was still at Bush Hog Pond