Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Morning Drive to Pawnee National Grasslands

July 17, 2017

Richard Stevens:

Rebecca and I could not sleep and drove up to the Pawnee National Grasslands area (Weld) arriving an hour before sunrise.  Eventually the temperatures reached 97 degrees; fortunately, we had left before noon.

Our few highlights included:
Two Mountain Plover along CR 100 west of CR 390
One Chestnut-collared Longspur along CR 96, east of CR 69
One Cassin's Sparrow also along CR 96, east of CR 69
Several Burrowing Owls were along CR 100, west of CR 390

We also relocated Burrowing Owls at Beebe Draw Ponds.

Overall, it was an uneventful day; we did enjoy the drive in the cool morning.

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