: I think you hit it on the head. I'm in on a
: lease in west Texas that has the same heavy
: shinnery that covers Arnett. The difference
: is the extreme draught we've experienced
: here in Texas. Timely rains this winter and
: spring haven't broken the draught but have
: allowed a better carryover and hatch then
: we've seen in several years. Also a
: relatively moderate July helped. Rain makes
: grain and it makes birds too.
Need to make it clear that the loss of habitat in general has hurt the birds everywhere, but the ranch I'm talking about is large and hasn't changed in 60 years.