Birding in the Snow!!

Took a run over to Broughton Rd during the storm in the early Am… I was hoping that the snow covered up the weeds in the fields and forced the Snow Buntings closer to the road… Not quite… Need about another 4 inches… The flock of Snow Buntings grew over night… There were some mixed in with the Redpolls and then there was a separate flock of 20+ birds hanging in the back of the field behind a home… I also was amazed at the 40+ Horned Larks in the field and the Lapland Longspurs (2) sitting in the field…

Around Lunch time I headed over to Kevin Rysiewski’s home… The Northern Mockingbird that he found is only a few minute walk from his house, so we headed that way…. the good news is that we saw it right away… the bad news is that we saw it land, look at us and take off as it flew right by us…. It seems to boarder the Macomb Orchard trail between 24 and 25 mile rd and when anyone gets too close, it heads into the sub that is off of shelby rd…. Second Mockingbird in the county in less than a year…. very interesting…. The photo below is a pic Kevin shot yesterday when he first found the bird…

Northern Mockingbird - Photographed by Kevin Rysiewski on 2-7-2013 on Macomb Orchard Trail

Northern Mockingbird – Photographed by Kevin Rysiewski on 2-7-2013 on Macomb Orchard Trail

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