Date: 5/3/18 8:24 pm From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Subject: First of year birds; Geary/Dickinson
Jaye and I decided to head down to Rock Springs 4-H camp (in between thunderstorms) this evening. It sits on the Geary/Dickinson county line so it's always a challenge remembering what was seen where.
Before we even got out of our neighborhood in Junction City we had two Mississippi Kites playing in the wind - good to see them back.
Once we got to Rock Springs we had quite a few Baltimore Orioles calling around as well as Great-crested Flycatchers. A quiet Red-eyed Vireo was skulking in the buckeyes. That it was skulking wasn't a surprise - that it was quiet was! In a couple more weeks we'll be wanting them to be quiet! As the evening was drawing to a close we were greeted to the calls and soaring antics of three Common Nighthawks coursing back and forth over the county line.
Then a quick dash home to get in the garage before the next thunderstorm cell hit!
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