10/31/2017Madison Co (Three-Way)Sanders Bluff Rd
Following up on Mark A. Greene's post from yesterday about the field he found
off Sanders Bluff Rd, I spent almost 3 hours out there this morning. Didn't see
most of what Mark found, not totally unexpected on a single Henslow's and
Nelson's in a very big field. Lots of LeConte's and Sedge Wrens amongst a horde
of more common sparrows in the field. Highlight was as I was starting to walk
out from center area of the field which is wet with lots of panicum, down on
eastern end of the field and flushed a Yellow Rail. I was walking at a good
pace at this point, sure I wouldn't have flushed it had I still been easing
around. Wasn't expecting it of course, so not prepared at all to get a photo.
LeConte's were pretty cooperative, at least 8 in the field, photographed 4
different birds and had 2 in view at once a couple of times.
This checklist gives location of the field
This area is going to be the Middle Fork Forked Deer Refuge, a couple of signs
up to this effect. Not sure what current situation is, assuming it is ok to
walk the area.
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