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October 23, 2005
BIRDING THE NATIVE GRASSLANDS AT THE PENNYPACK TRUST, MONTGOMERY CO., PA


Amazing as it seems, the rain did not fall on the Trust grasslands between 9:30 and 11:30 AM. It was damp and dismal but Kate Somerfield and I had a real nice walk. We saw the usually reported fall things from the Trust and also the juncos and sparrows. Song, swamp, chipping, white-throated and white-crowned were at the brush piles and field and savannah were on the grasses. Lots of ruby and golden-crowned kinglets. Palm and yellow-rumped warblers with blue-headed vireo and Ccreeper at the pond. Male kestrel hunted the fields and three red-tails sat wet in the branches. Bluebirds and kingfisher were in fine color.


JoAnn Raine