Date: 2/23/17 7:19 am
From: John Schukman <schuksaya...>
Subject: Re: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs
Probable breeding is about 90 miles from nw KS border per 2nd Breeding Birds
of Nebraska.

John Schukman
LV Co.

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From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:<KSBIRD-L...>] On
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Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:22 AM
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Subject: Fw: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs

. . . how 'bout breeding??


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From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas <KSBIRD-L...> on behalf
of Jeff Keating <jffkeats...>
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:56 AM
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: No Woodcock, Owling Cedar Bluffs

I am very intrigued by Henry's saw-whet owl story, and have often wondered
why sightings for this species seem so rare. As birders, are we not looking
for it, not recognizing it when we encounter it, or is the saw-whet owl
extremely rare in Kansas? My experience with this bird is limited, to two
encounters in consecutive years circa 1990 in Geary County. It is such a
cute owl, and fairly tame (as Henry alludes), I would think it would be
reported more frequently.

Jeff Keating
Geary County

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 9:11 PM, Henry Armknecht <whatabirder...>
wrote:

> I went to Cedar Bluffs this evening hoping for a stray Woodcock, but
> didn't see or hear one. I did hear a lot of owls. They were mostly
> Great Horned, but I heard probably at least three Long-eared Owls and
> various calls that I was unable to pin down to a species.
>
> I also had a bird come quickly to a Saw-whet call. I only saw that it
> was very small as it landed in a cedar right in front of me. A little
> later, I saw a silhouetted bird that seemed like a very tiny owl fly
> across the road in the same place.
>
> Glassing the lake earlier, birds were scarce. I saw three Bald Eagles
> and three Red-breasted Mergansers.
>
> On the south side of the lake, I saw quite a few Mountain Bluebirds
> scattered along the roads.
>
> Henry A
> Hays
>
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