Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sprague's Pipit Search

October 8, 2010

Richard Stevens:

Bryan Ehlmann, Jerry Petrosky and I visited a friend's yard in Wray (Yuma County). A pair of Northern Cardinals and a Harris's Sparrow visited during our stay! Winds were again strong at 14+ mph with gusts to 21 mph.

A stop at Wray City Park added a nice Black-throated Green Warbler to our day list.

The rest of the day was spent searching for Sprague's Pipits and migrating uncommon sparrows.

While we did not find any uncommon sparrows, we did find Sprague's Pipits at four locations. Two locations were south of Fleming in Logan County (thanks Scott Sever) and two more Sprague's Pipits were found in the area of Phillips County Roads 59 & 30.

We searched unsuccessfully for Greater Prairie-Chickens at the southern Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area (Logan). At least winds had died down the last couple of hours of daylight.

Roger Danka had reported a Nelson's Sparrow on his ranch last week. This week he had two Le Conte's Sparrows. We searched unsuccessfully for both.

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