The Handlan Chapter of the Brooks Bird Club
will meet this coming Monday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the
South Charleston Public Library. There will be an Exec. Comm.
meeting at 6:00. The program will be presented by Jay Martin, a
ISFS biologist who last year talked to our club about Northern
Goshawks. This time Jay's program will be about Nature
Photography. He'll show examples of his own photos, and he'll
talk about techniques and equipment for taking good bird
photos. Also at the meeting, we'll be talking about plans for
our club to have a table at the Clay Center's Earth Day
Celebration on Saturday, April 24.
Saturday, April 24, is also the day for the Osbra Eye Spring
Nature Walks at Kan. St. Forest. Registration begins at 9:00
a.m. at the swimming pool parking lot ($5 charge supports the
KSF Foundation). There will be 12 different guided hikes
offered on a variety of nature topics, with something for all
ages, interests, and energy levels, including both Beginning and
And don't forget that this Sunday Russ Young will be continuing
his series of Sunday morning bird walks at the Spring Hill
Cemetery. He's leading these walks every Sunday in April and
May, starting at 8:00 a.m. at the parking area near the office
and mausoleum. The highlights from last week included
Blue-headed Vireo and good looks at a singing Yellow-throated
Warbler. For the second straight week, we watched a pair of
Red-shouldered Hawks conduct graceful courtship flights. When
one of the hawks came down lower, a crow took exception to its
presence and we then watched them engage in an extended dogfight
right over our heads.
See you Monday!