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PostSubject: checking the trail   Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:48 pm

I went out to check the trail today, and take care of some sparrows. Surprisingly, there weren't any. There were however, lots of deer mice. When I was encouraging them to leave one of the boxes, one of the mice hit my chest as it jumped. When I looked down, it ran into a hole in my jacket. So, like it or not --I didn't care-- I had a black lab and a deer mouse for companions as I finished my rounds.

I don't know when the mouse came out or where, but haven't found it in my jacket since. Saw an Am. Kestrel cross my path with a rodent-meal in its talons while driving out there. That was a good meal for "him". And, of the three new boxes I placed earlier on the other county road, I saw a magnificent flash of blue fly over me in the area of one of those boxes. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Finally, I saw our first tree swallow today. I am hoping that this is a much better year/easier-going year for the birds than last year. I had a lot of sparrow trouble that I just couldn't address, so I'm hoping...

Sorry I haven't been on here for awhile. We were having some real computer issues, which, I hope are solved.

Have a great weekend!

Monty
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PostSubject: Re: checking the trail   Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:10 pm

No problem Monty, I think we've all had a pretty busy week or two.

Good news on your trail's luck so far, hopefully it will keep up. A good population of mice is a good sign of a healthy ecosystem, so that's great news.

A kestrel huh? Good stuff. It sounds like you have quite a rich biodiversity out there!
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