This morning, I headed up to Logansport to pick up Landon Neumann to look for a Green-tailed Towhee that was being seen at feeders in Huntington, IN. When we arrived, we were a bit surprised by the location. There isn't a whole lot of habitat around for a towhee, but after about 35 minutes the Green-tailed Towhee appeared under the feeder.
|The Green-tailed Towhee next to one of the many House Sparrows|
visiting the feeders.
|Spectacular Green-tailed Towhee habitat. All it takes is some feeders|
and almost anything is possible.
After watching the Green-tailed Towhee for a while we went to check a couple of reservoirs in the area. It was the first time I had birded around Salamonie Reservoir. We didn't see too much but studying some chickadees in their hybrid zone and a few Red-headed Woodpeckers at the Salamonie Interpretive Center provided some entertainment. After Salamonie, we headed over to Mississinewa Reservoir. A good number of Common Mergansers, some Redheads, and a few Hooded Mergansers were on the lake but the real highlight was a Ross's Goose.
|The Ross's Goose at Mississinewa|