Sunday, February 13, 2011

February Birds

This weekend was the Lehigh Gap Area Feederwatch. This Sunday, I counted the birds that visited the feeders in the yard. I was able to find 17 species and 71 individual birds including American Tree Sparrows, Pine Siskins, and a Carolina Wren.

American Goldfinches, a Pine Siskin, and a House Finch at the feeder

As well as watching the birds at the feeder on Sunday, my mom and I traveled to Graver's Hill, a well-known spot for wintering grassland bird species. At Graver's Hill, we found several Horned Larks as well as a Snow Bunting. The bunting was sitting along the side of the road and allowed us to get fairly close.

One of the Horned Larks at Graver's Hill

Snow Buntings, like this one, are fairly common in Pennsylvania during the winter, but are always exciting to find. They often associate with flocks of Horned Larks.

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