Latitude/Longitude Block 39 Overwintering birds
The first of three Clark's Nutcrackers along the
Convict Grade Road on the way to Billings yesterday
morning filled out the required observations for that
species. An adult Northern Shrike at Hunters Hot Springs
left me one short there. Also picked up my first of
year American Robins about a mile east of the Shields River.
Today the thicket just upstream of the Sacagawea Park
footbridge produced two Pink-sided Juncos (no Blue Jays today).
About twenty Horned Larks were found three eights of a mile
up the Strickland Creek Road, six or eight Gray Partridge were
at O'Hairs feedlot near the bunk closest to the Old Yellowstone
Trail Road, and a single adult Northern Shrike was spotted in
the Pine Creek community finished out those four for a total of 36
Big W birds in LL 39.
With no Pine Siskin sightings since 12 Jan 2013, I think that will be the total for this winter.