A Tour of the County

The Ruffed Grouse Arlene found today on Muhlig Road.

The Ruffed Grouse Arlene found today on Muhlig Road.


Today, Arlene Borko and I took a tour of the county, hoping for winter finches. It was just a so-so day with a modest 35 species seen. The prominent birds of the day were Bald Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks and Common Mergansers. Winter finches were not to be found, in fact only 3 American Gold-finches and one House Finch were seen in total and no other winter finches at all. That said, it was a nice day to be out and we enjoyed some good birds. Our bird of the day occurred on Muhlig Road when while I was driving along Arlene spotted a RUFFED GROUSE sitting high in a tree. We enjoyed the birds for several minutes before it suddenly took off and flew into the woods. A nice day.

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One Response to A Tour of the County

  1. Love the Ruffed Grouse, John! I’ve never seen one, only ever heard them. I’ve been trying hard to locate one in Orange County but haven’t had any luck yet. Hopefully winter finches will make a strong showing sometime soon. Matt

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