Friday, February 22, 2008

Birding in Amish country tomorrow

Tomorrow I'm going out to Coshocton County with my regular birding group. Normally, Amish country is a destination in the fall for migrating grassland sparrows like LeConte's and Nelson's Sharp-tailed sparrows, but tomorrow our target birds are winter irruptives and rarities, in particular Hoary Redpoll and Harris's Sparrow. I've seen Harris's Sparrow once before (also in Amish country) but Hoary Redpoll would be a life bird for me. The birds have been seen at separate feeders but are fairly close together. The trip tomorrow will also be a good opportunity to work on my state year list as well.

I'll put up a report Sunday or Monday on how the trip turns out.

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