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Re: [MOB-Montana] East Gallatin Rec. Area

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  • Krys Bagwell
    I work between the East Gallatin and Cherry Creek and saw a mess of white-crowned sparrows out our back door today. ~k belgrade, mt
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 27, 2013
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      I work between the East Gallatin and Cherry Creek and saw a mess of white-crowned sparrows out our back door today.
      ~k
      belgrade, mt


      From: "conundrumjp@..." <conundrumjp@...>
      To: MOB-Montana@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Friday, September 27, 2013 7:04 PM
      Subject: [MOB-Montana] East Gallatin Rec. Area

       
      The birds were very active all around the Gallatin Valley today, so with the relatively good weather I took the opportunity to go over to the East Gallatin Recreation Area.  All told, I found 37 species.

      The big find of the day were the 6 Black-crowned Night- Herons (4 juvenile, 2 adults), along with 12 Great Blue Herons.  There could have been more buried in the leaves.  The herons were roosting in some cottonwoods on private property, about 1/4 mile north of the Rec. Area.

      Some of the other notable birds at the pond included 9 Pied-billed Grebe, 30 Eared Grebe, ~300 American Coot, 1 Osprey.

      The woods and edges were loaded with warblers (Orange-crowned, Yellow-rumped, tons of Wilson's, and Common Yellowthroats) and sparrows (Song, numerous White-crowned, and several Lincoln's).  The woods were most alive on the east side, that is until the arrival of a Sharp-shinned Hawk.

      John Parker
      Bozeman


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