Saturday, March 26, 2011

Davenport on Grouse Trips, Friday, 3/25

It has been decided that instead of waiting a week for a grouse trip to finish and getting reports, I will transcribe telephone reports of current grouse trips. I will do my best. Amy Davenport

March 25, 2011

The Weston group finished their grouse trip today. At sunrise, they watched 5 Greater Prairie-Chickens dance at the Yuma County Road 45 lek.

They missed Northern Bobwhite at DePoorter Lake, Sedgwick County, but did find Harris's Sparrows along the South Platte River.

Nothing uncommon was found at Jumbo Reservoir or Red Lions Wildlife Area, Logan County.

They could not find Mountain Plover on Pawnee National Grasslands, Weld County.

The Stevens group started their day by watching Lesser Prairie-Chickens dance at the Elkhart, Kansas lek.

Returning to Colorado, they relocated the Burrowing Owl along Baca County Road M at 0.3 miles west of highway 287/385.

They relocated the Barn Owl and Red-naped Sapsucker at Two Buttes Reservoir but could not find the Winter Wren reported yesterday by Weston. A male Ladder-backed Woodpecker was also below the dam.

At Lamar Community College, Prowers County, they relocated the male Northern Cardinal and a female Red-bellied Woodpecker. Fairmount and Riverside Cemeteries were searched for uncommon birds; without success.

At Hale Ponds, they relocated an Eastern Screech-Owl and a pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers. No Common Poorwills were found at dusk. No Long-eared Owls could be found either.

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