Date: 6/5/18 4:50 am From: Daniel Larson <birdkansa...> Subject: Baker Wetlands Survey
On June 3, 2018, Roger Boyd,Scott Kimball, Kylee Sharp, Nick Pumphrey and Dan Larson surveyed Baker Wetlands, Lawrence, Kansas. Great weather. 79 species were recorded. Previous years: 2017 = 70 2016 = 80 2015 = 69 2014 = 58 2013 = 64 2012 = 56 2011 = 61 Species of note-- Northern Shoveler- Although ebird questioned, Kbbat had breeding birds in Atchison County. A picture was taken.
Least Bittern- ebird questioned the number, Several were seen and several were heard especially in the Grebe Pond. This is a year of the Least Bittern.
Yellow-crowned Night Heron At least two were seen in the canal both near the use path and near the walkway bridge over the canal.
King Rail It was heard a couple of times at the Grebe Pond.
Yellowlegs Both species remained in a wet area near the diagonal trail.
Eastern Bluebird The ebird picture of two young Eastern Bluebirds is worth checking out on the ebird post if you would like to see a cute picture. These two were high up on this branch and flew very well when they left.