Sunday, January 17, 2010


I spotted a pair of Chukars today (Jan 16) in northern Cass Township, in extreme north-central Hancock County, barely a mile south of Belleville.
Obviously birds released for hunting purposes, apparently at least two survived the hunt.
They were on TR 114, 1/4 mile west of TR 232.
TR114 is a pretty isolated county road with a nice-looking Wildlife Production Area found at the corner of 114 and 232. This location could be good for ticks, chats in summer, ticks, and perhaps a few migrants in spring, as well as ticks.

Note: The picture is a bit blurry because I had it set to manual focus and completely forgot to focus the thing. Ah well, live and learn.
Directions (from Van Buren OH):
Head east on US 613.
About 1 to 1.5 miles past the Allen Twp Sports Complex, there'll be a sea-green house on the left.
Take a left on the county road immediately past this house (this is TR232).
Take the next left (> 0.5miles down) (TR114)
The birds were 0.25 miles down the road on the left side, just past the first woodlot.

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