Sunday, February 10, 2019

Birding Bonny Reservoir Wildlife Area

February 8, 2019

Richard Stevens:

High temperature reached 34 degrees. Winds were strong all day at 24-25 mph with gusts into the 30s mph.

I spent a long day at Bonny Reservoir Wildlife Area.  

Two Eastern Screech-Owls called along the Republican River several hundred yards east of Highway 385. 

Five Greater Prairie-Chickens were north of Yuma County Road 3 and east of Highway 385.

Other highlights included a Northern Cardinal at Fosters Grove.  Two Long-eared Owls in the windbreak.  Seven Wild Turkeys walked along CR 3, west of Fosters Grove.

Another Red-bellied Woodpecker was along the gated road along the south side of "Bonny Reservoir".

Yet another Red-bellied Woodpecker and six Eastern Bluebirds were spotted back at Hale Ponds.  A covey of eight+ Northern Bobwhite scattered from a Bushtit at the northeast corner of Hale Ponds.

Misses: no Winter Wrens, Northern Saw-whet Owls, Harris's & White-throated Sparrows or Barn Owls were found this trip.

Another Eastern Screech-Owl called at sunset at Hale Ponds.

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