Buffalo Range Road: Crissal & Sage Thrashers, sparrows
13 Mar 2014, 2:02 PM,
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Buffalo Range Road: Crissal & Sage Thrashers, sparrows
This morning along Buffalo Range Road there was a handful of interesting birds here and there.

In Anderson Canyon there were many Rock and Canyon Wrens, Western Meadowlark, 2 Mourning Doves, 2 Say's Phoebes, 1 Lincoln's Sparrow, and 1 Crissal Thrasher.

   

   

At Lute Hart Tank there was an overhead Peregrine Falcon that had caused 8 Green-winged Teal to freeze like decoys on the water. In nearby brush were a small group of Savannah Sparrows, a Vesper Sparrow and 2 Sage Thrashers.

Finally, Casner Tank had about a dozen more Green-winged Teal and a remarkable group of about 20 Savannah Sparrows showing a great range of diversity in terms of face pattern and color.

Spring seems to be just barely getting underway out there.

Jason
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13 Mar 2014, 2:37 PM,
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RE: Buffalo Range Road: Crissal & Sage Thrashers, sparrows
Are those new buds on the hackberry the thrasher is perched in?
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13 Mar 2014, 3:00 PM,
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RE: Buffalo Range Road: Crissal & Sage Thrashers, sparrows
I think so. They were green on the inside when crushed and I thought were very young buds.
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