Saturday, June 8, 2019

Julesburg to Wray

June 5, 2019

Richard Stevens:

High temperature today was 68 degrees.  Winds were calm with afternoon gusts only measuring 5 mph.

We left Julesburg (Sedgwick) just after sunrise.  A quick stop at the Elementary School found no uncommon birds.  We left long before students would show; it is not a good idea to walk around schools with binoculars these days.

Another brief stop this time at Julesburg Wayside Rest Stop relocated the Baltimore Oriole however missed the Chimney Swifts, Great Crested Flycatcher and Eastern Bluebirds.

Holyoke was once again a disappointment.  Highlight was a Red-eyed Vireo at the City Park.  No uncommon birds found at the Cemetery, Fishing Ponds or traditional "hotspots".

In Wray (Yuma) we visited homes of four of my friends.  Bird count included: 3 male and 2 female Northern Cardinals, one Rose-breasted Grosbeak, two White-throated Sparrows.

Our birding day ended back at the Yuma CR 45 Lek.  Once again no Greater Prairie-Chickens appeared.

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