Date: 9/13/17 9:20 am From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...> Subject: A few W. KS highlights from last weekend
I managed to get roped into doing a window repair in Greensburg on Saturday, so I invited Tom Ewert along and we birded from about 10 am Saturday through mid-afternoon on Sunday. We covered a lot of ground. With warm temps and strong south winds, birding was generally slow but we did find a fair number of migrants on Sunday, especially in Haskell Co. A lot of the playas that we had visited in early July were dry or with greatly reduced surface water. WF Ibis were in strong numbers in several counties.
Here are a few things worth mentioning
9/9 Road 33 timber area 7 miles south of Greensburg, Kiowa Co.: 1 Peregrine Falcon. This is a good birding stop where I always seem to find something of interest.
9/9 Herron Playa, Ford Co. : 1 Green Heron and 1 Wilson's Snipe. Several hundred WF Ibis.
9/9 Dog town near Satanta, Haskell Co.: 1 Ferruginous Hawk and 2 Burrowing Owls
9/10 Feedlot pond near Satanta: 1 Sanderling and a few other shorebird species
9/10 Hugoton Storm Runoff ponds, Stevens Co. : 1 Barn Owl and 1 Belted Kingfisher
9/10 7 miles SW of Ingalls, Gray Co. : 1-Taiga Merlin
9/10 in town at Cimarron, Gray Co.: 1 Peregrine Falcon
9/10 Satanta City Park, Haskell Co.: 1 Am. Redstart, several Wilson's Warblers, 1 Ruby Crowned Kinglet, 1 Pine Siskin, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches, 1 Gr. Crested Flycatcher, 1 Willow/Alder Flycatcher
9/10 Sublette Shelterbelt: 1 Mourning/Macgillivray's Warbler, too brief to identify to species. Also Hairy Woodpecker, House Wren, Brown Thrasher, E. Kingbird and another Willow/Alder Flycatcher