Friday, March 16, 2007

Birding Around Wray

March 14, 2007

Stan Roth and I observed 7 Greater Prairie-Chickens at a private lek in southern Yuma County.

The weather was not quite as good as yesterday (colder and windy today). However, it still was a great day for an early spring-late winter day.

Quite a few hawks were encountered: 17 Rough-legged Hawks, 7 Red-tailed Hawks, 2 Golden Eagles, 9 American Kestrels, and 2 Prairie Falcons.

We then birded Bonny Reservoir and Hale Ponds. A pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers was along the southern side of Bonny Reservoir (accessed off CR 2). Eastern Bluebirds were along CR 4, east of CR LL.5. Many American Robins and Cedar Waxwings were here also.

We found 2 Eastern Screech-Owls while walking the Republican River from LL.5 to the Kansas border. Long-eared Owls can still be found in the windbreak behind the Hale Store (Russian Olives east of CR 2 & LL.5).

Nothing usual was found at Flagler Reservoir.

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