Monday, March 14, 2011

Birding Logan/Sedgwick Counties

March 9, 2011

Richard Stevens:

Roger and I spent the day visiting local ranchers (five in all). Great people, they do love to talk. Fortunately, they also like to show off their bird sense. We gathered much information on the local bird populations. In addition, we assembled a nice list of eastern bird species at some of the feeders.

Our bird list today included: Field Sparrow, Harris's Sparrow (2 Locations), Fox Sparrow (eastern), Eastern Screech-Owl (2 Locations), Long-eared Owl (2 Locations), Lapland Longspurs (every ranch), and one Northern Cardinal.

We ended our birding day back at Jumbo Reservoir (Logan/Sedgwick). The Lesser Black-backed Gull was still there, no sign of the Thayer's Gull. Winds were quite strong making it difficult to identify most of the birds out on the water. We also were able to get the resident Eastern Screech-Owl to respond to our recording (only played 15 seconds).

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