Date: 6/25/18 3:22 pm From: Matthew Jung <mpjung5125...> Subject: Rose Lake & Hefner
Run into Bill Diffin today along Sarah Road, just south of Rose Lake.
There, in a flooded meadow, I counted 62 Cattle Egrets feeding. Three Franklin's Gulls were in the same field and some TBD shore birds. At Rose Lake proper I had 2 Black-necked Stilts, 8 Little Blue Herons (3 in juvenal plumage), about 10 Snowy Egrets, 1 each Great Blue Heron and Great Egret. Last week Thursday (6/21) I photographed 6 dark ibis at Rose Lake but saw none today, Bill said he saw one today.
Along NW 63rd, just west of the turnpike overpass, was a singing Bell's Vireo.
At Lake Hefner was one Marbled Godwit on a spit of land directly east of the inlet (my photo is poor but diagnostic). All other birds were as expected. I've been chasing a Baltimore Oriole there (inlet canal) the past 5 days with camera in hand, seen it twice but no cigar yet.