I was traveling through Lawrence County yesterday and decided to visit a site
north of Ethridge where Henslow's Sparrows were found in 2011 (Jonestown Road).
I found a scrub/weed field at 821 Jonestown Road and stopped. As soon as I
turned off my motor, I heard a Henslow's Sparrow singing, fairly close to the
road. It was down in the vegetation and not visible. I stayed about 5 minutes,
hoping to see the bird. It sang the entire time, but never moved up into view.
While I was waiting, a flash of white in front of me caught my eye. I looked up
and got to enjoy the feeding antics of a male Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. He
also stayed the entire time. The field had two signs posted: Private Property
and Conservation Easement. After all these years, I got to add a species to my
original home county list!