Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 20:32:18 EST
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From: Vicki DeLoach <VLDELOACH@AOL.COM>
Subject: hawk nightcrawling, field sparrows
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The snow passed us by up here in Cherokee County. We saw a few flakes then
the deluge resumed.
Had some excitement in the rain today though. While watching one of our
Red-shouldered Hawks hunting worms on the water-soaked golf course (always in
the rain, on early mornings), a coyote went trotting down the little dirt road
between our house and the hawk. There are lots of coyotes reported in our
neighborhood and we've heard them at night but this is the first one we've ever
Back to the hawks: seriously, I'm going to buy some nightcrawlers to put
out for them and see what happens!
Four Field Sparrows showed up on February 17 - 4 days later than last year.
They always stay at the feeders for a few weeks before moving on to breed.
This time they disappeared the next day - no doubt finding the "no vacancies"
sign put out by the Pine Siskins. One lone individual showed back up today.
FOTY Red-winged Blackbird was singing on February 14 and several have been
heard & seen since. Fish Crows have also returned.
Vicki & Harry DeLoach
Bradshaw Farm/Cherokee Co.
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