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Thread #117366   Message #2567995
Posted By: Janie
16-Feb-09 - 12:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: Birdwatching 2009
Subject: RE: BS: Birdwatching 2009
The Bluebirds, Robins and Chickadees seem to have disappeared. Haven't seen any of them in several days. They are year-round species in this area, but maybe these particular birds only winter here.

Kildeer are also year-round species in this area, but not in the habitat in my yard or immediate neighborhood. They are migrating through right now, though, and I hear them up high as they fly over at night, in small groups that I wonder if they may be family groups of three or five or so. Saw 5 of them last night flying close overhead at a shopping center car lot. Wouldn't have noticed them except for their calls. They swooped down toward the lights, catching the few insects that are out now, then wheeled away to the north, gaining altitude as they went.