Date: 4/26/18 9:31 am From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Subject: Johnson County - Burroughs Morning Trips
We had 8 individuals on the Burroughs walk today with a calm and cool stroll around Tomahawk Park in Leawood (Johnson County). We only had a couple of migrants among 38 species, but perhaps the highlight occurred when a pair of regular trail patrons told us that they had BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS in the trees along the Tomahawk Trailway on both sides of Roe three weeks ago!
Mark Land led the Tuesday morning walk at Shawnee Mission Park. That group found more species, but few early migrants. Mixed in the list is a LESSER GOLDFINCH that Mark was able to get on when it flew by.
While I prefer the walks away from road noise, the ability to get a short walk in with friends before work is quite nice. It was another great morning to be outside with good birds and good people. Andrew Burnett is leading this weekend's Burroughs Field Trip at Neosho WA. I hope great birds and weather are in store for everyone.