Date: 5/6/18 3:55 pm
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Johnson/Miami County Week Recap
What a difference a week makes! Around work I was able to squeeze in a
morning scouting walks on Tuesday for Thursday's Burrough's morning walk at
Shannon Valley Park, an evening walk at Tomahawk Park on Wednesday, and a
stroll at Indian Creek Trail and Overland Park Arboretum Saturday morning.
Each location had a different mixture of migrants. Overall Vireos (3
Blue-Headed and a Philadelphia), Thrushes (maybe 100+ Swainson's and a
Gray-Cheeked), and Warblers (21 species) were quite numerous this week. The
Arboretum had the greatest diversity.

Today I scouted around Hillsdale Lake for Thursday's Burrough's Trip to
Miami County. I hope some of the birds remain, as I had 115 species even
though I didn't start until after 10 am when my parents headed back north.
A spring Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Veery and Gray Cheeked Thrushes, and
Warblers were numerous at Brown Wetlands.Through the Hillsdale Outlet park
trails I flushed an American Bittern and heard a Chat, but could not find
any rails. Listening to all three thrushes Sing was amazing. This was the
first time I have heard the Veery singing and only the second time hearing
Gray-Cheeked sing in Kansas.

I hope everyone is enjoying time outside with the migrants. Burrough's
Audubon has 4 field trips this week and a 5th planned for this weekend.
Remember that everyone is invited to the trips.

If you are around the KC area or have participated in the Burrough's trips
in the past, please take a short survey to provide your opinions for future
field trips.

Good Birding,

Malcolm Gold
(Overland Park, Johnson County, KS)

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