The Armstrongs and I made our annual visit to the prairie chicken lek at Kellerton in Ringgold County. We started off near their home with AMERICAN WOODCOCK and EASTERN SCREEH-OWL at Badger Creek Lake. Shortly after, two NORTHERN BOBWHITE flew in front of the car. Once we got to Kellerton Grasslands, 17 male GREATER PRAIRIE-CHICKENS and at least 6 hens were at the lek. A LOGGGERHEAD SHRIKE was just south of Highway 2 on the lek road (300th Ave). While heading back on Highway 2, a PEREGRINE FALCON flew overhead. Despite the dreary weather, it was a good outing.
Closer to home, an OSPREY has returned to a cell tower at NW Beaver Drive and the entrance road to Saylorville Dam.