Saturday, July 2, 2011

La Plata, Sedgwick/Logan and Jefferson County Updates

July 2, 2011

Amy Davenport:

La Plata County
Bryan and Sue Ehlmann found a Virginia's Warbler at the Junction Creek Campgrounds. They ran into the "Mesa Verde" couple who had found a Flammulated Owl last night. Additional searching to come tonight.

Sedgwick and Logan Counties
Jacob Washburn and Ray Simmons searched unsuccessfully for the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron seen a few weeks ago at Jumbo Reservoir.. An Eastern Screech-Owl called again at sunrise along the north side. Several Dickcissels were heard also. Two Common Loons remain on the reservoir.

Birds still found a Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area: Northern Cardinals, Field Sparrows, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Bell's Vireos, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, Eastern Bluebirds and Eastern Screech-Owl.

They stood near the southern section of Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area at sunset. No Greater Prairie-Chickens, Sharp-tailed Grouse or Short-eared Owls were found.

Jefferson County
Richard Stevens drove down from Gould, Jackson County and met Suzie Weverka and Amy Davenport. We continued south to Bailey where we visited Richard's friend. For the fourth time in eleven years, a Magnificent Hummingbird has shown up at the mountain feeders. It has been around since 6/28. Will keep cobirders posted on its visitation. The landowner prefers to not have unknown visitors.

Richard later stopped by Lair 'O Bear Park and found the Prairie Warbler reported to have been at the western end of the park for almost a month.

Richard picked up Roger Danka and Terry Michaels and they went back toward Jackson County on owling surveys.

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