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Meadowlarks are also back & singing!

Posted by prairiechickenviewing on March 18, 2010 at 10:47 AM

Yes, I hear the meadowlarks as I am getting the fields ready for planting and feeding the cows.  What a sound!  They often perch on a post near the blinds so if you come out to see the prairie chickens - you will enjoy other birds as well.  Carl Flaig   

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Reply Mary Maginel
2:05 PM on April 25, 2010 
Earth Day at Carl Flaig's farm was an amazing experience with the wonderful display of 14 prairie chickens. We had "surround sound" with 2 males directly behind our blind, one female and her "suitors" strutting and booming directly in front of us. Although we used binoculars for the varied details of these lovely birds, they were unneccessary as we were only about 20 yards away in the very comfortable blind. Arriving at 3:00 pm we had a bit of a wait, but were told that afternoon viewing is a bit more unpredictable, so cranes, wood ducks, meadowlarks and even a marsh hawk kept us entertained. In today's world, it is exciting to know that some folks like Carl Flaig and his family are willing to set aside private land to protect these avian wonders. I was also thrilled to hear that school groups come to the blinds at 5:00 am- conservation education is critical to preservation of this dwindling species. Well worth the trip from Southernmost Illinois!