Date: 11/13/17 9:04 am From: Richrd Gunn <richardgunn1940...> Subject: Re: Salt Plains - No Whooping Cranes Found Sunday
There are still whoopers at quivira as of yesterday.
On Nov 13, 2017 9:49 AM, "Scott Loss" <scottrloss...> wrote:
> Several of us from Stillwater birded the Salt Plains NWR and fields to the > north and east on Sunday. We did not find any Whooping Cranes despite > checking in at the Eagle Roost observation blind two different times during > the day and encountering a couple of sizable Sandhill Crane flocks in wheat > fields northeast of the refuge and northwest of Wakita. > > Overall, we didn't find anything too unusual, and probably our best > observations included an American Bittern (seen), a Virginia Rail (heard > only), and Swamp Sparrows (seen and heard) in the cattail areas at and near > the Eagle Roost observation blind. > > We also kept our eyes peeled for Snowy Owls while driving back roads > around the refuge and on the way there and back from Stillwater. But we saw > none, even with two different parties taking different routes. > > Scott Loss > Stillwater > >