COGAN HOUSE (13Jan24-Sat-8a) Horned Larks, longspurs, and Snow Buntings: Sibley comments, “as open-ground birds, (there are) only a few species of songbirds that are normally seen on open ground such as golf courses, plowed fields and pastures ... flying low ... they stay at the edge of flocks of larks ... with rattling or whistled flight calls”. In addition, we might sight raptors. Meet in the lower Turkey Ranch parking lot, Cogan House.
Larry Waltz, LAS Field Trip Coordinator
(LNRWaltz@aol.com / 570-323-2385)
Update: Facing winter vagaries, I am changing Saturday’s trip from a classic (calendared) to an impromptu (spontaneous) event as we pursue Horned Larks and Snow Buntings. Given the realities, this is a window/windshield style observation event anyway, so you all can choose your time and place, planning and enjoying the trip with a friend or two.
I plan to drive up to the township Thurs and scope out roads and fields that have been productive over the past years. I will share my reflections on Friday. As if we are being encouraged in our mid-winter birding, I had the joy of seeing a nice seasonal flock of about 20 Pine Siskins yesterday … absolute best … and blessings for the year before you … Larry.