Date: 1/25/18 5:58 pm
From: Mary Peterson <m_mpeterson...>
Subject: Cimarron County from January 22-25, 2018.
Hello All,

Mary and I went out to the Kenton area for a couple days earlier this week. It was very windy on the way out and the way back, but sunny with little wind on Tuesday and Wednesday. This is definitely the year to be out there for Cassin's finches and Steller's jays. There were at least 6 Steller's jays and 20 Cassin's finches at the Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast. It is very dry out there with a 10-12 acre fire north of Black Mesa State Park on Wednesday. The trout were biting at Lake Etling near the campground, with 12 caught on Tuesday and 6 on Wednesday. Highlights included:


Barrow's Goldeneye-1 male on Lake Etling

Scaled Quail-11 at Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast

Ferruginous Hawk-2 west of Boise City

Golden Eagle-1 about 4 miles northeast of Boise City

Greater Roadrunner-3 between Kenton and the state park

Ladder-backed Woodpecker-1 at Camp Billy Joe and 1 at Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast

Scrub Jay-5 in Kenton, 1 at Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast and 1 at the state park

Steller's Jay-6 at Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast, 1 in Kenton and 1 at the state park

Black-billed Magpie-2 heard at the Oklahoma/New Mexico state line and 7 seen about 1 mile north of Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast

Common Raven-many all over

Juniper Titmouse-1 at Camp Billy Joe and 1 about 2 miles south of highway 325 on Regnier Ranch Road

Bushtit-20 just north of the state park, 10 on Regnier Ranch Road 10 at Easter Pageant and 10 at Camp Billy Joe

Canyon Wren-1 just north of the group camp at the state park

Bewick's Wren-1 at Camp Billy Joe

Mountain Bluebird-over 100 with the largest flocks coming to cattle watering tanks

Townsend's Solitaire-1 at Camp Billy Joe and 2 at the Easter Pageant

Curve-billed Thrasher-2 in Kenton and 2 at the state Park

Canyon Towhee-5 between the state park and Kenton

Rufous-crowned Sparrow-1 on the Regnier Ranch Road and 6 at the Easter Pageant

Cassin's Finch-at least 20 coming to the feeders at the Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast

Pine Siskin 2 at the Black Mesa Bed and Breakfast

Spotted Towhee-4 in the Kenton area


Mark Peterson

Bartlesville

 
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