Saturday, August 9, 2014

Bonny Reservoir to Julesburg

August 8, 2014

Bryan Ehlmann and I heard one or two Eastern Screech-Owls on the North side of Hale Ponds at 4:30 am.  Then we hiked the Republican River from Hwy 385 to Foster's Grove.  Four additional Eastern Screech-Owls were found.

In Wray, we detoured over to the Wray Fishing Unit (Yuma County).  At least one of the Eastern Phoebes that nested along Chief Creek, east of County Road FF was still there.  The rest of the area did not yield any uncommon birds.

A Northern Cardinal was found around the picnic area of Stalker Lake.  The only shorebirds were Baird's Sandpipers.  Wray City Park was quiet and we continued north.

Holyoke City Park and the Cemetery did not have any uncommon birds.  A Bell's Vireo along the south side of Frenchman Creek Wildlife Area was our most interesting bird of the day.

A tremendous thunderstorm rolled in from the west as we continued north.  We did not stop at Sandsage Wildlife Area as the wind and rain continued.  Those storms ended our birding day.

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