|Lark Sparrow - Photo courtesy of Bob Pelkey|
On January 24th, Thomas Wymelenberg, posted on a local birding site concerning a reliable site to find Western Kingbirds. Several of us have now made numerous trips to Church Road in Hendry County and have found it to be a birding hot spot. Not just the western kingbirds, but Scissor-tailed Flycatchers too. We have also tally many Crested Caracaras ( I had 15 on this road on my first visit ), American Kestrels, Painted Buntings, Eastern Towhees, Wild Turkeys, American Robins, Northern Waterthrush, Wood Storks, American White Pelicans ( fly over ), Northern Rough-winged Swallows. Off special note were a pair of Lark Sparrows, first located here by Vince McGrath and Photographed by Bob Pelkey. I was lucky to relocate the lark sparrows, plus Savannah Sparrows and an unexpected Field Sparrow.