Tuesday, June 24, 2008
This is the last year of the Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas project, and I still have a lot of holes in my assigned survey block, so yesterday I spent a few hours in the morning driving the roads around Souderton and Franconia, in Montgomery County. No real surprises, but I was able to confirm breeding for a few more species, and find possible breeding Eastern Kingbirds in two places. Its fun to do these surveys, and to spend a little more time watching each bird to see what their behavior will tell you about their breeding status. With a few extra minutes of watching, that Chipping Sparrow goes from just a probable breeder, to confirmed as it flies over and feeds a fledged young bird. Very fun.
Posted by birdchaser at 7:12 AM