It’s been hot…

It’s been hot the last couple days and that really has shut down bird song after about 9am. Luckily today was a little cooler and that really helped. I am in Adams and Franklin counties and grassland birds are quite common, especially compared to areas with more intensive agriculture like Lancaster County.

One of the more interesting sightings recently was near Shady Grove in Franklin County. Eurasian Collared-Doves are easily found right in the town but I came across two pairs outside of town.

Other common birds on recent surveys are Field Sparrows and Indigo Buntings.