Marl Bed Flats, 12/1/2012

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Eastern Phoebe
Yesterday morning I got up early and made it to Marl Bed Flats around dawn.  It was a fun morning for finding birds.  I found a couple Lesser Scaup, a Sora and a Northern Harrier. I was hoping to find an American Woodcock, but no dice.  I did, however, find 2-3 Grasshopper Sparrows there again.  It's nice to be able to see them there regularly.  I also found many Eastern Phoebes there.  While still hawking insects, they were with the sparrows all through the grasses and other vegetation away from the trees. I hadn't noticed this behavior from them before.  It was pretty fun to see.

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Grasshopper Sparrow