I went south from my house, wandering through the agricultural fields, and seeing almost nothing. I did, however, find a Harlan's and a normal Red-tailed Hawk, many Common Ravens and a Bald Eagle.
The birds didn't start to pick up until I was almost in Evergreen, a "growth" off of the much larger Kalispell. I had a Belted Kingfisher over the Flathead River, and even another Harlan's Hawk along the river. I worked my way to the Treasure Lane access to Owen Sowerwine Natural Area, a huge tract of land along the Flathead River inside Kalispell. A great area for birds, Dan Casey and I even had a Rose-breasted Grosbeak there in the summer of 08'.
There definitely is a lot of Chickadees there, like lots.
Totalled 33 species for today's efforts, with good ones such as Belted Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker, Merlin, Eurasian Collared Dove, Northern Shrike and Red-winged Blackbird.
5 Harlan's Hawks and 3 normal Red-tailed Hawks....... that is more Harlan's to "normys" then I have ever seen.