I saw a flock of 7 Eastern Meadowlarks flying and landing in one of the fields on the north side of Mt Pleasant Rd (east end) on my walk earlier this morning. Later, a flock of 30-ish of what I'm going to call Horned Larks based on their calls.
And one female Evening Grosbeak was around the ash tree and under my feeder for a while 8:30 or so. Several of the Mt Pleasant fields were left unplanted this past summer and there are lots of weeds. That's a good sign for later this winter when the snow flies...weed seeds form an important food for Snow Buntings, pipits, longspurs and other field birds. Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu Website: http://www.marieread.com Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marie-Read-Wildlife-Photography-104356136271727/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --