Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sedgwick County Birding

January 24, 2014

Richard Stevens:

We hit several birding locations in Sedgwick County today.  Winds were down to 14 mph, gusts to 17 mph; temperatures were in the middle 50s.

A male Northern Cardinal was singing in Julesburg Wildlife Area (as we stood on the County Road 29 Bridge).

Ovid Sewage Ponds area had many sparrows.  A Harris's Sparrow & White-throated Sparrow were picked out of four dozen+ White-crowned Sparrows.

While we did not see it today, a young male Purple Finch is coming to feeders in Ovid.  Now and then, it will be seen in the northern Ovid Woods.  A Brown Thrasher has been wintering in the southern Ovid Woods.

Once back in Denver, I checked out Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe) late in the afternoon.  Most of the gulls were in the center of the reservoir (I did not have my scope).  A dark Gull looked like an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull.

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