Monday, February 21, 2011

Logan and Sedgwick Counties

February 19, 2011

Bryan Ehlmann;

Prewitt Reservoir, Logan/Washington Counties, was our first stop. An Eastern Screech-Owl answered our recording played east of the ranger's home below the dam. No rare birds were found. Gull numbers were way down from earlier visits.

The four of us walked Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area in Logan County. A Northern Cardinal was behind the maintenance shed. Two Field Sparrows lounged at Section 7 East. Red-bellied Woodpeckers were discovered at 6 East and from the Highway 55 bridge over the S. Platte River.

Several Ross's Geese were north of Jumbo Reservoir. At sunset, we looked for Short-eared Owls at Red Lion Wildlife Area and south of Jumbo Reservoir. None were found. An Eastern Screech-Owl was heard along the north side of Jumbo Reservoir. This area is private property; the owl was heard only.

We then returned to Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area and found an Eastern Screech-Owl between 6 & 7 East. This one we all were able to see!

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