Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Birding Trip Up Interstate 76

November 6, 2012

Richard Stevens:

Rebecca Kosten and I took Roger Danka back home to Sedgwick County.  Several birding stops were made along the way.

We did not make any hikes around Prewitt Reservoir (Logan/Washington) to see shorebirds or waterfowl.  A quick jog below the dam found a White-throated Sparrow, Brown Creeper, and a couple of Yellow-rumped Warblers.  The highlight was a pair of Rusty Blackbirds!

We stopped in Ovid (Sedgwick County) and walked the northern and southern woods.  A Red-bellied Woodpecker was in the northern section and a Brown Thrasher in the southern section (near the bridge).

I always enjoy checking out the Ovid Sewage Pond area.  One never knows what might show up; however, there always seems to be plenty of sparrows.  Today there were many White-crowned Sparrows, American Tree Sparrows, a couple of Song Sparrows and 2 White-throated Sparrows.

A male Red-bellied Woodpecker worked the trees along the River.

We also stopped at the Julesburg Wildlife Area.  No uncommon sparrows were found today.  The highlight was a singing male Northern Cardinal West of the County Road 27 Bridge.  Many times, I find a Northern Cardinal while driving the western side of Ovid.

A check of feeders around town, did not find any Purple Finches.  This town is a good place to look for them.  With the many Common Redpoll sightings this week, the fields north of town and east of Lodgepole Creek at the northern woods maybe a good location to search.

Two Eastern Screech-Owls called on Roger's Ranch (after dusk)!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You sure have fun! We be joining you soon!

Randy Cross