Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Phillips County

May 30, 2019

Richard Stevens:

High temperature was 79 degrees in Holyoke (Phillips County).  Winds were 7-8 mph with gusts to 17 mph.

Storms finally subsided for a day.  It appeared that many of the birds waiting out the weather took off once it cleared.

Highlights were few in today's high winds as I was joined by Terry Michaels.   We found a Red-eyed Vireo at Holyoke Cemetery (Phillips County).

A Blue-headed Vireo was along the east side of the Holyoke Fishing Pond.

Holyoke City Park had no uncommon birds.  Traditional Holyoke hotspots such as East Gordon Street & South Interocean Avenue and the east end of Akron Street had few birds today.

Haxtun Sewage Ponds was uninteresting also.

Our birding day ended at a Greater Prairie-Chicken lek south of Holyoke.  Two birds visited this lek on private land!

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