My brother Eric and I toured a few SW Kansas counties today and yesterday birding a bit. Best spots included Lakeview Playa east of Meade with a moderate mix of water birds (Ibis, a coot, Blue-winged Teal, Mallard and a single dowitcher I'm still sorting out but leaning to juvenile short-billed based on amount of color in the tertials). Songbirds were rather quiet. The most interesting spot was Arkalon Park by Liberal with a very photogenic and posing Roadrunner and a lone Olive-sided Flycatcher. The park also had many Red-headed Woodpeckers.