Sandhill Cranes, update from Wendy Malmid:
At 8:13 PM -0500 1/15/00, Stuart & Wendy Malmid wrote:
>We saw the cranes this morning. They were not at the farm on Burlington Path Road. They were feeding in a cornfield on left side of Emleys Hill Road. They were approximately a tenth of a mile from the intersection of Emleys Hill Road and Burlington Path Road. They were far back in the cornfield,could be easily missed if not using binoculars.
This morning between 9 and 11 AM the Loggerhead Shrike was seen again; it had moved farther out Bay Point road from the original site, and was actively feeding from perches on dead snags at the edge of one of the groves bordering the salt marsh. It may be ranging farther in search of food due to the cold weather. The bird was located by Jean Gutsmith and Sandy Keller; I was one of the other observers present. Also seen in the area: a flock of 100 or so Am. Pipits, a few Horned Larks and three Bald Eagles.