Friday, September 16, 2011

Search for Sprague's Pipits & Uncommon Sparrows

Instead of waiting a week for a bird trips to finish and getting reports, I will transcribe telephone reports of current bird trips. Amy Davenport

September 15, 2011

It rained most the night near Julesburg. Winds at 10:00 am were 19 mph with gusts to 29 mph. Fog lingered in the early morning. Rain turned to drizzle. At 4:00 pm in Wray, winds were 23 mph with gusts to 32 mph.

Bryan Ehlmann and all spent the morning searching for Sprague's Pipits at their "historical Locations". They found only one; it was southwest of Phillips County 26 and 61.

They found several flocks of sparrows at Frenchman Creek Wildlife Area. One Field Sparrow and White-throated Sparrow were among dozens of White-crowned Sparrows, Lark Sparrows, Vesper Sparrows and a few Song Sparrows.

A Cassin's Vireo was found a Holyoke City Park.

Northern Cardinals were found at two private yards in Wray in Yuma County.

Their birding day ended with a drive along Yuma County Road 45. No Greater Prairie-Chickens were found. One Short-eared Owl was a consolation.

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