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11/18/17 8:41 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Milford Lake Bird Walk Saturday
11/18/17 2:03 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Quivira & Wilson Lake CBCs
11/18/17 1:55 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Kanopolis Lake Whooping Cranes
11/17/17 5:35 pm Sandy Carter <svcarter32...> Snowy Owl at St Marys
11/17/17 3:14 pm Barry Jones <barjones78...> Quivira whooping crane update 17 November 2017
11/17/17 5:47 am Barry Jones <Barjones78...> Quivira Whooping Crane update 17 November 2017
11/16/17 10:36 am Chuck Otte <cotte...> Thoughts on Snowy Owls
11/16/17 6:17 am <dallaspumpman1...> Snowy owl
11/15/17 6:39 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Best presented papers
11/15/17 5:44 pm Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...> Morton County
11/15/17 11:05 am Steve Hofhine <steven.hofhine...> Common Redpoll in Wichita.
11/14/17 7:07 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Milford Lake Bird Walk this Saturday
11/14/17 9:14 am Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> Topeka Birds
11/14/17 9:10 am Dan Hoobler <hootyowl52...> Swans
11/14/17 6:49 am Mark Land <markeland...> Black Scoter still at Wy Co Lake
11/14/17 6:26 am Barry Jones <barjones78...> Quivira Whooping Crane update 14 November 2017
11/13/17 7:56 pm Scott Seltman <sselt...> Re: Pine Siskin First Wave
11/13/17 7:00 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> Pine Siskin First Wave
11/13/17 9:46 am Andrew Burnett <aburnett9180...> Golden Eagle - Neosho Wildlife Area 11-13-17
11/12/17 6:52 pm Jennifer Hammett <jenham227...> Re: Barrow's Goldeneye: Wyandotte County Lake
11/12/17 6:24 pm David Kirsch <000003b022da51c9-dmarc-request...> Barrow's Goldeneye: Wyandotte County Lake
11/12/17 5:29 pm Max Thompson <maxt...> Re: Clark's Nutcracker Harper County KS
11/12/17 1:34 pm Marla Shoemaker <marlaswhisperingpines...> Pbs bird show
11/12/17 9:34 am Corey Entriken <0000006b8cbc7a8c-dmarc-request...> Clark's Nutcracker Harper County KS
11/12/17 7:17 am Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Eastern KS Birding Report & Gull Inquiry
11/11/17 4:34 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson Lake 11/11/17
11/10/17 11:11 pm Dick Burkepile <dicklburk...> Re: Birding with eyeglasses
11/10/17 8:59 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> Nuthatches
11/10/17 4:50 pm Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...> Morton County
11/10/17 12:51 pm Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...> White-winged Scoter - Milford Reservoir
11/10/17 9:57 am Kenneth Kinman <kinman...> Cheyenne Bottoms (red-winged blackbirds)
11/10/17 9:51 am Carla Trecek <cartreck...> Re: Birding with eyeglasses
11/10/17 5:20 am Barry Jones <Barjones78...> Quivira Whooping Crane update 10 November 2017
11/9/17 8:10 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> (FWD) November 2017 Update, Kansas County Listing
11/9/17 7:46 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> MN BB Atlas
11/9/17 6:59 pm Kenneth Kinman <kinman...> Cheyenne Bottoms (red-winged blackbirds)
11/9/17 12:17 pm Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> MN BBA Online
11/9/17 3:24 am Barry Jones <Barjones78...> Quivira report 8 November 2017
11/8/17 8:00 pm Mark Land <markeland...> Quivira/Cheyenne
11/8/17 6:09 pm <malcolmgold...> Perry Lake - Long-Tailed Ducks, Western Grebe, and Crossbills
11/8/17 4:42 pm Cheryl Miller <avian67226...> Second Saturday Birdwalk, Wichita Audubon Society
11/8/17 4:32 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Re: Birding with eyeglasses
11/8/17 3:17 pm Fr3dfree@cox <fr3dfree...> Re: Birding with eyeglasses
11/8/17 3:04 pm Ted Cable <tcable...> Rusty Blackbirds and other Tuttle birds
11/8/17 12:55 pm Jim Mason <jim...> way lost, way tired bird
11/8/17 11:30 am Jeff Cox <jeffacox54...> Re: Birding with eyeglasses
11/8/17 10:31 am Fred Bartel <fbartel70...> Re: Birding with eyeglasses
11/8/17 9:54 am Dick Burkepile <dicklburk...> Birding with eyeglasses
11/8/17 9:07 am Lucia Johnson <luciaj...> Killdeer
11/7/17 7:41 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> SNOW
11/7/17 2:20 pm Ron Klataske <prairie...> Our Precautionary Concerns for Whooping Cranes in Kansas
11/7/17 6:12 am <dlknktk...> Quivira, Sunday Nov 5
11/7/17 5:59 am Nancy Leo <njleo...> Common Redpoll Johnson county
11/6/17 10:25 pm Dan Larson <0000008df5d69958-dmarc-request...> Baker Wetlands Survey
11/6/17 3:05 pm R w <eaglerodney...> Re: Nuthatches
11/6/17 10:44 am Michael Pearce <md_pearce...> Harvey county osprey
11/6/17 10:44 am Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Townsend's Solitaire - Jefferson County
11/6/17 8:09 am Barry Jones <Barjones78...> Quivira Whooping Crane update 6 November 2017
11/6/17 5:22 am Sebastian <sebastianpatti...> Fw: CO 96 in Eastern Kiowa
11/6/17 12:09 am Heaven or stay in Hell? <notcracy...> The word of the day is "RUDDER"
11/5/17 9:40 pm Marla Shoemaker <marlaswhisperingpines...> Re: Nuthatches
11/5/17 8:12 pm Mark Keller <markrat61...> Re: Nuthatches
11/5/17 6:25 pm Sue Newland <newlandsue60...> Re: Nuthatches
11/5/17 2:45 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> Nuthatches
11/5/17 11:34 am Lloyd Davies <ldavies...> Whoopers and Juncos
11/5/17 10:55 am <0000008df5d69958-dmarc-request...> Re: The Irony of Crossbills
11/5/17 10:20 am Mark Keller <markrat61...> Re: The Irony of Crossbills
11/5/17 10:19 am Mark Keller <markrat61...> Re: The Irony of Crossbills
11/5/17 10:07 am Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> The Irony of Crossbills
11/5/17 6:33 am Debby McKee <grmasmurf...> Re: Coot ID question
11/5/17 6:17 am Jeff Keating <jffkeats...> Coot ID question
11/4/17 7:24 pm Carla Trecek <cartreck...> Re: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017
11/4/17 6:52 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Franklin's Gull Survey Summary
11/4/17 5:52 pm Tom Ewert <ewert.tom...> Plover at Quivira
11/4/17 5:49 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Kansas CBCs
11/4/17 12:12 pm coleen brown <coleenm2002...> Re: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017
11/4/17 11:49 am coleen brown <coleenm2002...> Re: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017
11/4/17 11:20 am Barry Jones <Barjones78...> Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017
11/4/17 11:01 am coleen brown <coleenm2002...> Re: Whoopers at Quivira
11/4/17 7:49 am Linda Vidosh Zempel <0000009ad62f9c3d-dmarc-request...> Re: Sparrows!
11/4/17 7:39 am Scott Seltman <sselt...> Sparrows!
11/3/17 7:40 am Curtis Wolf <cjwolf...> Whooping Cranes update-11-3-17-Cheyenne Bottoms
11/2/17 10:44 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> Unusual Red Crossbill Year in the Making
11/2/17 10:36 pm Paul Griffin <pgriffin1...> Whoopers at Quivira
11/2/17 7:42 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Calling CBC Compilers
11/2/17 7:09 pm Ron Klataske <prairie...> Re: Question about feeding
11/2/17 7:04 pm Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> Crossbills Video
11/2/17 6:20 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Re: Question about feeding
11/2/17 3:04 pm Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...> More red crossbills
11/2/17 2:44 pm Nancy H. Clark <nhclark...> Question about feeding
11/2/17 1:09 pm Curtis Wolf <cjwolf...> Whooping Cranes update 11-2-17-Cheyenne Bottoms
11/2/17 11:24 am Barry Jones <barjones78...> Quivira report 2 November
11/2/17 7:01 am Barry Jones <Barjones78...> Quivira report 2 November 2016
11/1/17 8:01 pm Terry Swope <kcswope...> Johnson County Red Crossbills
11/1/17 5:44 pm G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...> Re: Wichita Red Crossbills
11/1/17 5:01 pm Cheryl Miller <avian67226...> Wichita Audubon Society trip to Quivira
11/1/17 4:56 pm Joseph Miller <josephlowellmiller...> Quivira whooping cranes
11/1/17 1:39 pm Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...> Wichita Red Crossbills
11/1/17 12:59 pm ok_forbs <ok_forbs...> Falconry show on PBS Wed. Night
11/1/17 11:17 am Barry Jones <barjones78...> Quivira report 1 November 2017
11/1/17 9:57 am Curtis Wolf <cjwolf...> Whooping Cranes update-Cheyenne Bottoms
11/1/17 7:09 am mike rader <mike_rader...> Quivira this morning
11/1/17 4:01 am Mark Land <markeland...> County listing due November 7th
10/31/17 11:02 pm Paul Griffin <pgriffin1...> Whoopers Quivira
10/31/17 7:49 pm Linda Vidosh Zempel <0000009ad62f9c3d-dmarc-request...> Re: Morton County
10/31/17 7:46 pm Paul Griffin <pgriffin1...> Whoopers at Quivira
10/31/17 5:49 pm Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...> Morton County
10/31/17 2:14 pm Brandon Magette <averbirder...> Pott Co Purple Finch
10/31/17 8:54 am Linda Penner <lkpenner...> Whooping Cranes - Cheyenne Bottoms
10/31/17 7:20 am Barry Jones <barjones78...> Quivira Whooping Cranes, multiple, 31 Oct 2017
10/31/17 7:00 am Linda Penner <lkpenner...> 6 Whooping Cranes - Cheyenne Bottoms
10/30/17 2:57 pm EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...> Re: Just Reporting
10/30/17 2:24 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> Just Reporting
10/29/17 7:16 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> A Slow Day on the Prairie
10/29/17 3:34 pm EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...> Red Crossbills Ark City
10/29/17 2:56 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson Red Crossbills
10/29/17 12:55 pm Mark Land <markeland...> More Red Crossbills this time Johnson Co.
10/29/17 10:17 am Kylee Sharp <kyleesharp...> Red Crossbills at Clinton Lake State Park, Douglas County
10/28/17 6:51 pm Jon King <jonking030...> Red Crossbill types
10/28/17 6:50 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Re: Red Crossbill, Hamilton County Record
10/28/17 6:05 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> Red Crossbill, Hamilton County Record
10/28/17 5:52 pm Jeff Calhoun <jeffcalhoun11...> Syracuse Birds
10/28/17 5:50 pm mbruce82769 <mbruce82769...> Re: Burroughs Field Trips: Nov and Dec Trips - Oct 28th Canceled
10/28/17 5:27 pm Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> Red Crossbill irruption
10/28/17 3:34 pm Andrew Burnett <aburnett9180...> Red Crossbill - Lake Parsons....
10/28/17 2:30 pm Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> Red Crossbills, Finney County
10/28/17 12:24 pm Nick Varvel <nvarvel...> Ellis Co. Red Crossbills
10/27/17 2:39 pm Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...> Burroughs Field Trips: Nov and Dec Trips - Oct 28th Canceled
10/26/17 6:59 pm Linda Vidosh Zempel <0000009ad62f9c3d-dmarc-request...> Glaucous Gull, W. side Lake Perry, Jeff county
10/26/17 12:20 pm Mark A. Corder <buddesystem...> Wake for Lloyd Moore
10/26/17 12:09 pm Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> pelicans and cormorants
10/25/17 11:54 am Kat Farres <ozbelgnz...> FOS Short Eared Owl Saline CO *mid state* 10/22/17
10/25/17 8:00 am Barry Jones <barjones78...> Quivira report 25 October 2017
10/24/17 5:09 am Robert Penner <rpenner...> Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve
10/23/17 6:34 pm Richard Tucker <rickt...> Labette County birds
10/23/17 4:56 am Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> County Checklist Updates
10/22/17 5:24 pm Dan Larson <0000008df5d69958-dmarc-request...> Baker Wetlands Survey
10/22/17 5:12 pm Henry Armknecht <armknecht...> Cedar Bluffs Surf Scoters, Franklin's
10/22/17 4:19 pm mike rader <mike_rader...> Wilson Lake 10/22/17
10/22/17 12:25 pm Carol Morgan <crxmorgan...> Perry Lake
10/21/17 5:51 pm Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...> Fall River and Toronto birds October 21
10/20/17 1:47 pm Dan <browndog06...> RLHA Manhattan
 
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Date: 11/18/17 8:41 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Milford Lake Bird Walk Saturday
Thirteen hardy souls braved a stout wind howling across Milford Lake (Geary
County) to participate in the last bird walk of the season. Most birds were
obviously hunkered down trying to avoid the wind so our count total was
small. Highlight of the morning occurred right at the start as we gathered at
the south end of the dam. Mixed in with the 15 - 20 Ring-billed Gulls and one
Herring Gull was an immature Lesser Black-backed Gull. The gulls were
flying around just off the dam near the tower and the LBBG just jumped out
at me. It was slightly larger than the Ring-billeds but smaller than the Herring.
It appeared to be a second year bird. It was very uniformly very dark through
the wings and mantle. The tail had very little black left in it. The combination
of the very dark wings/mantle and that very white tail made it just JUMP out
at me as the gulls swirled around. Ducks were few and the only ones we
really saw were in flight, distant and always flying away!

A slow day of birding but the Lesser Black-backed made up for that!

Chuck

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Date: 11/18/17 2:03 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Quivira & Wilson Lake CBCs
All,


The Quivira NWR Christmas Bird Count is scheduled for Thursday, Dec, 14th, 2017. If you plan on attending, please send a note to me so we can plan for lunch and splitting up groups.


The Wilson Lake CBC is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 17, so I'd ask anyone planning on attending that one do the same.


Thanks!


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 11/18/17 1:55 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Kanopolis Lake Whooping Cranes
All,


I was sent photos of a group of 8 Whooping Cranes (5A, 3 juv), located this morning in a Corps management area, Big Bottoms, along the Smoky Hill River on the upper end of the lake. Brandon Beckman, a Corps ranger was the observer.


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 11/17/17 5:35 pm
From: Sandy Carter <svcarter32...>
Subject: Snowy Owl at St Marys
Did anyone see the snowy owl today? I want to go down tomorrow but didn't
see any reports for today on ebird. Thanks!

Sandy Carter
Brown County

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Date: 11/17/17 3:14 pm
From: Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira whooping crane update 17 November 2017
The same 12 Whooping Cranes (11:1) reported last evening were located on the flats north of NE 170th at Quivira this evening, 17 November, at 4:30 pm. Part of this group was the group of nine reported from the same area this morning.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/17/17 5:47 am
From: Barry Jones <Barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira Whooping Crane update 17 November 2017
Nine adult Whooping Cranes on the flats north of NE 170th at Quivira this morning, 17 November, at 7:45 am. We are still going over fall occurrence data, but numbers for this season at least exceed 180 - a ver busy year!

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/16/17 10:36 am
From: Chuck Otte <cotte...>
Subject: Thoughts on Snowy Owls
With the note that a Snowy Owl had been found this morning (and
photographed) it brought back thoughts of past Snowy Owls. It seems that
few things garner the excitement and mystique of winter Kansas birding
quite like a Snowy Owl!

I was in a text-versation earlier today with a birder who was thinking of
heading out after this bird. I told them to go for a couple of reasons.
First of all, you never know if this is the only one that will show up in
Kansas this year or if it is the start of a much larger irruption. I've
seen forecasts of big Snowy Owl years fizzle like a Kansas blizzard
before. Over the past 50 years there have been two notable Snowy Owl
irruption events: 1974-75 and 2011-12. Intriguingly the first Snowy seen
in both of those events was on November 15th! If you want to see a
documentation of that event, go to: http://ksbirds.org/KS_SNOW_11_12.htm
and at the very bottom of the page there is a link to a PDF short article
about the 1974-75 irruption. In both events there was a concentration of
birds in central Kansas with fewest numbers in the southeast and southwest
corners of the state. There have been theories in the past about
irruptions following a 4 to 5 year cycle in conjunction with lemming
population cycles in the Arctic circle breeding region for Snowy Owls.
There's also an article that I co-authored with Mark Robbins on that
2011-12 irruption that can be found at
http://www.ksbirds.org/kos/bulletin/Vol64No4.pdf

So here's my thoughts on 2017-18. If one shows up near you and you've
never seen a Snowy Owl or haven't seen many, GO!!!!! Go as soon as you
can. There's no telling if it will be there this afternoon let alone
tomorrow or if it will even be alive tomorrow. Be keenly aware that these
birds irrupt because of lack of food. There is a big discussion (argument)
amonthst various wildlife biologists about how many irruptive Snowy Owls
live through the winter to return north, but I personally believe that if
1 in 4 makes it back north, they're doing good!

If you locate a Snowy Owl please give it a wide berth. You have no idea
what the health of the bird may be. What appears to you as tolerance of
your close approach may in reality be a case that the bird is simply too
exhausted and weak to fly. It doesn't matter if you are a birder, a
photographer or just an owl admirer, the safety and the health of the bird
HAS to come first!

Enjoy and respect the birds!
Chuck

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Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28 785-238-4161
Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028 FAX 785-238-7166
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Date: 11/16/17 6:17 am
From: <dallaspumpman1...>
Subject: Snowy owl
Snowy owl! South of St.Marys on Sandy Hook RD. 1.5 south past the castle house. 3rd power pole on the west side of the road. If need better directions feel free to call or text. (785)383-2021 Dallas Alexander
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Date: 11/15/17 6:39 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Best presented papers
I'd like to mention in the Horned Lark who had the best presented papers but
I didn't get it written down and John Schukman isn't responding to emails.
Does anyone remember?

Chuck

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Date: 11/15/17 5:44 pm
From: Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...>
Subject: Morton County
Heading home I decided to bird a little. I went to the lagoons and had 2 birds worthy of mention: a Horned Grebe and a female Red-Breasted Merganser.
Then I went to the Work Station. I saw a Townsend's Solitaire, Pine Siskins, and a very late House Wren. I know people are going to question the Wren. I got a very good look at the bird. I could not make it into a Winter Wren, which seems like better odds. The bird was in a pine tree, with not much brush around it.
Next, I went to the Cottonwood area. I have kind of blown off this area in the past. It just hasn't looked that good from the road. That was a big mistake. There is a very big wetland area down by the river!! The water flows clear and beautiful, starting just west of the highway bridge for probably a mile. I never did get to the end of the flow. I'm guessing this isn't the case every year. But, I'm thinking this area has huge potential for rails and other migrants. There are willows, cattails, marsh grass. I saw a Northern Shrike, a Spotted Towhee in the area. There were lots of birds in the area, but mostly just the regular stuff. Jim

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Date: 11/15/17 11:05 am
From: Steve Hofhine <steven.hofhine...>
Subject: Common Redpoll in Wichita.
Just had a super close encounter with a common redpoll at Chisholm Creek Park in Wichita. Was feeding on thistle near the bridge on the southwest side of the park.

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Date: 11/14/17 7:07 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Milford Lake Bird Walk this Saturday
The monthly Milford Lake bird walk will be Saturday, November 18th at 8
a.m. Participants will meet at the parking lot on the south end of Milford Lake
Dam, just across the highway from the Corps of Engineers Office. This
months walk will focus on lingering migrants and winter residents. Well start
by checking out the lake for waterfowl and gulls and then probably head to
the West Rolling Hills area to walk some of the pine groves. The walks
usually last about two to three hours and involve moderate walking. If you
have binoculars or a bird book please bring them. This is the final walk for
the year. The walks are scheduled to resume on March 17th, 2018. If you
have any questions, drop me an email!

Chuck

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Date: 11/14/17 9:14 am
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...>
Subject: Topeka Birds
Thought I'd share some of my recent sightings around my place in SW Topeka.

This morning had 4 loons at Lake Sherwood.  Neat to see them eating the
fish they had caught.  Also a couple Franklin's gulls on the water.  The
ducks were mostly ruddy ducks.  Not much else. Last weekend I had 6
white pelicans which I rarely see at Sherwood.  Seemed late for them too.

I went to Lake Vaquero after an appointment (just northwest of
Sherwood).  It had 16 hooded mergansers that were all bunched up and
would all dive at once.  They must be working together to catch fish. 
THose were the only ducks besides some mallards.  One of my favorites.

I've had 5 and 6 pine siskins last week and one yesterday. Otherwise
nothing unusual in the backyard.  I have had one red-breasted nuthatch
but haven't seen him for about a week.

--
Jeff Hansen
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http://www.kansasnativeplants.com/

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Date: 11/14/17 9:10 am
From: Dan Hoobler <hootyowl52...>
Subject: Swans
There are 2 Trumpeter Swans? (No scope), 1/4 mi north and 700’ west of the intersection of Camp Creek and Half Moon Rds. This is app 1 mile NW of Belvue KS. They are are on the south edge of a large flock of Snow geese.

Dan Hoobler
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Date: 11/14/17 6:49 am
From: Mark Land <markeland...>
Subject: Black Scoter still at Wy Co Lake
Seen at large shelter road that dead ends at marina on west side at 8:45am with Micki Louis.

Mark Land
Overland Park

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Date: 11/14/17 6:26 am
From: Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira Whooping Crane update 14 November 2017
Three Whooping Cranes (2:1) were present on the flats north of NE 170th St. at Quivira this morning, 14 November; last reported at 7:45 am.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/13/17 7:56 pm
From: Scott Seltman <sselt...>
Subject: Re: Pine Siskin First Wave
I didn't post anything about it, but last week on 6-8 November I saw about 50 Pine Siskins in a few scattered flocks in both Kingman and Harper Counties. It's too earlier to predict an irruption, I suppose, but when you're seeing them scattered around out in open country it's a good sign.

I birded the Kingman shore of Cheney Res. on 8 November and saw tons of diving ducks and gulls, but found absolutely nothing rare. I then drove through Quivira's Big Salt Marsh near sundown and again saw lots of birds but little that was noteworth. At least two Short-eared Owls were flying around on the west side of the Wildlife Drive.

Scott Seltman
Larned, Kansas

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Date: 11/13/17 7:00 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: Pine Siskin First Wave
I spotted a single Pine Siskin at our walnut feeder yesterday afternoon. Today, 13 NOV 2017, the PISI kept trickling in to various feeders, and by late afternoon Sara had a high count of 16.
Tom Shane
Garden City

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Date: 11/13/17 9:46 am
From: Andrew Burnett <aburnett9180...>
Subject: Golden Eagle - Neosho Wildlife Area 11-13-17
A juvenile Golden Eagle was seen this morning at Neosho Wildlife Area. It
was first noticed by KDWPT employee Travis Ratliff. I was able to relocate
it fairly easily. The bird seemed to be comfortable and made a couple of
runs on the ducks. Anyone wanting to attempt to see this bird needs to be
aware the roads are closed around the area and the only practical way to
view is to look from the county road on the east side(Wallace Rd). The
eagle seemed to favor the trees on the S end of the refuge pool when
perched. This is the first Golden Eagle I have observed in the 9 counties
of far SE Kansas.

Other notables were a flock of ~15 Dunlin, 2 Purple Finch, and a likely
pair of American Black Ducks.

Other Neosho Co tidbits:

Red Crossbills were still present 11-12-17 at the Lake Parsons pine forest.
A single Short-eared Owl was observed cruising my prairie restoration
11-10-17
White-winged Scoter was observed 11-6-17 at Lake Parsons.

Andrew Burnett
rural Erie, KS

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Date: 11/12/17 6:52 pm
From: Jennifer Hammett <jenham227...>
Subject: Re: Barrow's Goldeneye: Wyandotte County Lake
I was at the overlook that is on the road to the north of the marina and saw the bird fly in between the overlook and the dam.

Jennifer Hammett
Shawnee, Kansas



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Date: 11/12/17 6:24 pm
From: David Kirsch <000003b022da51c9-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye: Wyandotte County Lake
Along with my son, this afternoon I had a chance to look to see what waterfowl the change of seasons has brought. FOS buffleheads, lesser scaup, canvasbacks and redheads were noticeable. But the showstopper was finding a Barrow's Goldeneye tagging along with 5-7 Common Goldeneyes near the sherrif's station. About a dozen or so other birders managed to see it, but then reported it flew off toward the north at 4:40 pm. I'm sure more eyes will be on the lake in the morning, and hopefully it can be refound.
David KirschOverland Park, KS

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Date: 11/12/17 5:29 pm
From: Max Thompson <maxt...>
Subject: Re: Clark's Nutcracker Harper County KS
The first record for Kansas was in 1888. The last record for Kansas in my
database was in 2002. There could have been others that I did not know
about.
Max


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Subject: Clark's Nutcracker Harper County KS

Hi all!
Just had a Clark's Nutcracker in the front yard of our property in Harper
County. It hopped around in the front yard for about 10 minutes and then
flew off to the east so not sure if will hang around the area.

If anyone is interested the property is about 1/2 mile south of highway 2 on
SW 80th Ave, first (only) house on the west side of the road. Row of pine
trees in the front yard is where it was seen.

I'll post a list with photo to eBird soon.

Corey Entriken
Leawood, KS


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Date: 11/12/17 1:34 pm
From: Marla Shoemaker <marlaswhisperingpines...>
Subject: Pbs bird show
30 minute show on birds is on PBS 11.1 right now. Quite well done! Very
enjoyable! 3:30 to 4.

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Date: 11/12/17 9:34 am
From: Corey Entriken <0000006b8cbc7a8c-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Clark's Nutcracker Harper County KS
Hi all!
Just had a Clark's Nutcracker in the front yard of our property in Harper County. It hopped around in the front yard for about 10 minutes and then flew off to the east so not sure if will hang around the area.

If anyone is interested the property is about 1/2 mile south of highway 2 on SW 80th Ave, first (only) house on the west side of the road. Row of pine trees in the front yard is where it was seen.

I'll post a list with photo to eBird soon.

Corey Entriken
Leawood, KS


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Date: 11/12/17 7:17 am
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Eastern KS Birding Report & Gull Inquiry
Yesterday Dan Broers, Kathy Carroll, Micky Louis, Mick McHugh Mark Land and
myself birded the overcast and misty day through eastern Kansas.

We started at Clinton Lake where the best sighting was of Jon King.
Scoping through the distant birds on the water we found a decent diversity
of waterfowl, gulls, and handful of Common Loons.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40439386

Cruising the back roads around LoneStar Lake, through Globe Prairie, and to
Overbrook WTP yielded a handful of sparrows and Red-Tailed Hawks of most
colors and subspecies; Kriders lineage, Harlan's, Western, and Eastern. It
is awesome seeing people get excited about birds, even if it is subspecies
of our most common eastern KS Raptor.

At Pomona Lake we skirted the light rain and found more waterfowl diversity
than at Clinton Lake and a nice number of Bonaparte's Gulls.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40442376

Near Melvern Reservoir in Osage County we found our only Rough-Legged Hawk
of the day a half mile east of the Melvern causeway's north entrance. Few
birds were on the lake near the dam but the Outlet Park below the lake was
full of waterfowl. The surprise of the trip were the handful of shorebirds
at the southern swim beach at the Outlet Park. Lifer Pie might be on the
menu today for one of our group thanks to the fall Dunlin.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40447594
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40447601
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40453001

We spent the rest of the afternoon around John Redmond, Wolf Creek, and New
Strawn WTP. While there were a few ducks and gulls at both of the last
two, most of the action was at Redmond. The mist was heavy enough that
scoping was a challenge, The Herring Gulls were first of the season for
many of us.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40452983

For anyone that likes gulls or would like to offer input, we had a 1st
cycle bird that resulted in conflicting opinions in the field. Here are
the marks we collectively noted; the bird was only slightly larger than the
nearby Ring-Billed Gull, the white head contrasted with the dark back and
warm chest coloration, pink legs, dark bill with a hint of light coloration
coming in at the base, the upper tail coverts and rump appeared streaked
but light, the primaries black, and no open wing picture of observation
occurred to consider the wingpanel for ID (that likely is a hint to the two
species were were considering). The photos below were taken in overcast and
misty conditions yielding a fairly muted color and contrast compared to our
scope views.

While this is not likely a photo quiz that many want to participate in; If
I get enough feedback and input I'll likely summarize the ID comments.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/malcolmgold/0jWM9v

I find a day outside enjoying nature with a car full of friends to be quite
heart warming; the stories, birds, and pictures were a bonus.

Good Birding,

Malcolm Gold (Johnson County, Overland Park Kansas)

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Date: 11/11/17 4:34 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson Lake 11/11/17
Hi all,


I went out on a dreary morning to Wilson Lake, Minooka Park specifically, and it did not disappoint. Lots of waterfowl and lots of loons! The checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40442738


Great day to be out!


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 11/10/17 11:11 pm
From: Dick Burkepile <dicklburk...>
Subject: Re: Birding with eyeglasses
Thanks for all the comments on your experiences with Transition glasses.
They were very helpful.

Dick Burkepile

On Fri, Nov 10, 2017 at 11:51 AM, Carla Trecek <cartreck...> wrote:

> Well perhaps I am in your category of a birder! But I do not have any
> problems with my transitional glasses while birding. I have the gray color,
> btw.
> Carla T. from Manhattan
>
>
>
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
>
>
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Dick Burkepile <dicklburk...>
> Date: 11/8/17 11:54 AM (GMT-06:00)
> To: <KSBIRD-L...>
> Subject: Birding with eyeglasses
>
> Hello, Fellow birders,
>
> My wife just had an eye check and is going to have to buy new glasses..
> For the first time she will be birding while wearing glasses. I've
> suggested that she get glasses with Transitions (that darken in bright
> sunlight). She is concerned that the darkening will make it hard to
> identify the birds. I've never had a problem, but then I'm not nearly as
> good a birder as she. I usually can't ID the bird regardless of the light.
>
> Does anyone have experience birding with the Transition lenses that they
> would like to share?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Dick Burkepile
> Oxford, Mississippi (grew up in Hoxie, Kansas)
>
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Date: 11/10/17 8:59 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: Nuthatches
Tom Flowers, Sara and I set up traps in our yard today to band birds, it was a little too windy for a mist net. The morning was exciting, by 9 am we had banded seven Red-breasted Nuthatches, and a half hour later we observed one without a band in the trap, but it slipped out before we got to it. The highest count of RBNUs we had in the proceeding days was four. We also banded two Downys, two Blue Jays, nine White-winged Doves and a few House Finches. The afternoon was completely disrupted by a pesky Sharp-shinned Hawk. Besides cold and damp it was a fabulous day.
Good birdwatching,
Tom Shane
Garden City

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Date: 11/10/17 4:50 pm
From: Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...>
Subject: Morton County
Headed to the Panhandle again, and I had a chance to bird Morton County. Finally, I saw a Black Billed Magpie again in Kansas. I have not seen a Magpie for 2-3 years in Kansas. I worked around Dodge City and Garden City for a year and a half, never saw one. This one was between the river bridge and Cimarron rec. area. It was good to see one again. Also in same area, I saw a couple of jays fly over. I think they were Scrub Jays, but the light was very poor. It was overcast and drizzling.
Next I went to the work station. I saw a Curved-Billed Thrasher there. This might be the first one I have seen in Kansas. I'll have to check my Kansas life list.
I ended up at the lagoons/shelterbelt area. I heard Common Ravens. There were ducks: Mallard, Gadwall, Lesser Scaup, Shoveler, Ruddy, and Redhead. Last trip I also saw several Canvasback. The shelter belt is odd now. There are a bunch of Halloween leftovers. Some group made it into a haunted forest. Lots of phony spider webs. Lots of tire tracks and people tracks. There was also a big spider made out of foam, black trash bag for a body, and old tent poles for legs.
I have been trying to see Ferruginous Hawk in Kansas lately. I have been a miserable failure in Kansas. Do they still nest in Kansas? However, today was a good Ferruginous Hawk day for me anyway, just not in Kansas. As soon as I left Kansas going into Oklahoma and Texas, I ended up seeing 3 or 4. Beautiful birds, but hard to figure out. I seems like when I see one it's totally random. Jim Nickel

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Date: 11/10/17 12:51 pm
From: Aaron Balogh <crotalus269...>
Subject: White-winged Scoter - Milford Reservoir
I spent the morning birding around Milford Reservoir with the one and only
Chuck Otte. In our failed search for crossbills we kicked up a
White-winged Scoter viewed from the dam at quite a distance into the
reservoir. Though we didn't find any crossbills the scoter was a decent
consolation. Hundreds of other ducks of good variety were seen.

Glad to be back in Kansas albeit for a short visit.


-Aaron Balogh
Middleton, WI
(Formerly Manhattan, KS)

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Date: 11/10/17 9:57 am
From: Kenneth Kinman <kinman...>
Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms (red-winged blackbirds)
I am wondering if the huge swarms of red-winged blackbirds are still at Cheyenne Bottoms. Or were they there one day and gone the next?

--------------Ken Kinman, Hays, Kansas

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Subject: Quivira/Cheyenne

Terry Swope and I made our annual "hope we find" Whooping Cranes trip. We started with watching a Merlin eat breakfast while being serenaded by a braying donkey north of Ellinwood. Lots of Brewer's Blackbirds were here and in numerous other locations. We finally made it to Quivira with no wind and Black-bellied Plovers on the ice north of 170. We were able to scope 4 adult Whooping Cranes in front of thousands of Sandhills Cranes from the scope stand on the wildlife drive. They took off around 10:15 headed south. We found lots of geese and ducks on the western side with good flocks of Cackling and Ross's Geese, several Eared Grebes, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Least Sandpipers still around. Several Harrier's haggled over carrion on the ice. It was indeed awesome.

Red-tailed Hawks of a great variety kept us on our toes all day.

At Cheyenne Bottoms an amazing spectacle as millions of Red-winged Blackbirds were flying by us and around us in great waves, balls and huge streams for more than an hour. 15,000,000 is a conservative estimate!
Here I enjoyed photographing many young Ring-billed Gulls and a very young juvenile plumaged Herring Gull.

As I say so often these places never fail to amaze!

Mark Land
Overland Park, Ks

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Date: 11/10/17 9:51 am
From: Carla Trecek <cartreck...>
Subject: Re: Birding with eyeglasses
Well perhaps I am in your category of a birder! But I do not have any problems with my transitional glasses while birding. I have the gray color, btw.
Carla T. from Manhattan



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From: Dick Burkepile <dicklburk...>
Date: 11/8/17 11:54 AM (GMT-06:00)
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: Birding with eyeglasses

Hello, Fellow birders,

My wife just had an eye check and is going to have to buy new glasses..
For the first time she will be birding while wearing glasses. I've
suggested that she get glasses with Transitions (that darken in bright
sunlight). She is concerned that the darkening will make it hard to
identify the birds. I've never had a problem, but then I'm not nearly as
good a birder as she. I usually can't ID the bird regardless of the light.

Does anyone have experience birding with the Transition lenses that they
would like to share?

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Dick Burkepile
Oxford, Mississippi (grew up in Hoxie, Kansas)

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Date: 11/10/17 5:20 am
From: Barry Jones <Barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira Whooping Crane update 10 November 2017
This morning, 10 November, at Quivira 3 Whooping Cranes (2:1) on the flats north of NE 170th at 7 am.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/9/17 8:10 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: (FWD) November 2017 Update, Kansas County Listing
All,

Listed below is the November 2017 edition of the Kansas County Listing.

PLEASE BE SURE TO SEND ANY UPDATES OR CHANGES TO: Mark
Land at <markeland...>

Because of the size of the message, this list is posted to KsBirds via the list
owners.

Regards,
Mark Land

Kansas County List
75 Species or more

County
Allen 244
207 Andrew Burnett
168 Kevin Groeneweg
158 Pete Janzen
148 Jim Malcolm
144 Carolyn Schwab
137 Henry Armknecht
127 Marie Plinsky
109 Galen Pittman
109 Matt Gearheart
96 Mike Rader
92 Chuck Otte
87 Trent Reed
85 Tom Ewert
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
82 Jaye Otte
81 Mick McHugh
79 Nic Allen
79 Dan Larson
76 Glenn Caspers
76 Scott Seltman
75 Will Chatfield-Taylor
75 Robert Penner

Anderson 276
165 Jim Malcolm
163 Carolyn Schwab
161 Matt Gearheart
157 Pete Janzen
151 Kevin Groeneweg
150 Marie Plinsky
144 Henry Armknecht
139 Nic Allen
137 Galen Pittman
130 Mark Land
126 Mick McHugh
113 Robert Penner
107 Mike Rader
107 Tom Ewert
107 Trent Reed
105 Will Chatfield-Taylor
100 Glenn Caspers
96 David Seibel
95 Scott Seltman
95 Sam Mannell
95 Terry Mannell
94 Jenny Gearheart
90 Chuck Otte
90 Nick Varvel
88 Andrew Burnett
87 Phil Wedge
86 Kathy McDowell
86 Malcolm Gold
84 Jaye Otte
84 Doris Burnett
82 Dan Larson

Atchison 265
243 Don Merz
241 Al Schirmacher
156 Galen Pittman
155 Henry Armknecht
150 Brett Sandercock
148 Matt Gearheart
131 Jim Malcolm
119 Nick Varvel
116 Chuck Otte
110 Mike Rader
109 Dan Larson
108 Glenn Caspers
104 Kevin Groeneweg
102 Sam Mannell
102 Terry Mannell
100 Pete Janzen
100 Nic Allen
98 Mick McHugh
93 Jaye Otte
90 Robert Penner
89 Scott Seltman
88 Phil Wedge
86 Kathy McDowell
85 Mike Hudson
84 Marie Plinsly
84 Sue Newland
80 Mark Land
79 Jeff Keating
77 Will Chatfield-Taylor
76 David Seibel

Barber 285
212 Pete Janzen
211 Gene Young
182 Dennis Angle
171 Kevin Groeneweg
164 Mike Rader
158 Tom Ewert
152 Tyler Hicks
152 Jeff Calhoun
149 Chet Gresham
145 Henry Armknecht
145 Matt Gearheart
135 Gregg Friesen
123 James Barnes
120 Trent Reed
118 Scott Seltman
116 Robert Penner
105 Jim Malcolm
101 Nick Varvel
98 Carolyn Schwab
97 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
97 Dan Larson
95 Sam Mannell
95 Terry Mannell
92 Glenn Caspers
92 Malcolm Gold
91 Galen Pittman
90 Eulalia Lewis
90 Eugene Lewis
90 Ben Rogers
88 Leon Hicks
86 Chuck Otte
85 Bill Beard
83 Aaron Mitchell
83 Mary Pat Haddican
80 Nancy Beard
78 Will Chatfield-Taylor

Barton 376
298 Robert Penner
290 Mike Rader
275 Scott Seltman
260 Lloyd Moore
250 Gene Young
244 Galen Pittman
235 Matt Gearheart
234 Mick McHugh
234 David Seibel
233 Robert Fisher
228 Henry Armknecht
224 Jay Newton
216 Jim Malcolm
215 Pete Janzen
214 Rob Graham
214 Kevin Groeneweg
213 Craig Faanes
207 Tyler Hicks
205 Mark Land
202 Nic Allen
201 Chuck Otte
201 Marie Plinsky
199 Aaron Mitchell
199 Kathy McDowell
194 Doris Burnett
191 Gregg Friesen
190 Jimmy Woodard
189 Lowell Johnson
189 Dan Mulhern
188 Tom Ewert
186 Malcolm Gold
184 Glenn Caspers
184 Jeff Calhoun
181 Linda Vidosh Zempel
180 Dan Larson
178 Brett Sandercock
178 Sam Mannell
178 Terry Mannell
177 Will Chatfield-Taylor
173 Jennifer Hammett
171 Curtis Wolf
170 Jaye Otte
167 John Zempel
165 Dan Gish
162 Nancy Beard
162 Bill Beard
162 Trent Reed
160 Leon Hicks
160 Carolyn Schwab
158 Charles Anderson
156 John Northrup
155 Nick Varvel
155 Kathy Carroll
154 Chet Gresham
153 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
153 Phil Wedge
151 Carol Morgan
145 Ben Rogers
145 John Row
139 Cheryl Miller
138 Don Merz
138 John Mallery
135 Jonathan Vande Kopple
135 Sue Newland
125 Rodney Wright
125 Debby McKee
123 Mike Harding
118 Mary Pat Haddican
117 Andrew Burnett
115 Kelli Egbert
113 Bill Trelc Jr.
111 Jon Strong
110 Rod Wedel
110 Sam Schermerhorn
109 Tom Schermerhorn
107 Mike Hudson
106 Edge Wade
105 Lisa Edwards
104 T. J. Walker
104 Tristan Weinbrenner
103 Nathan Shipley
95 Judd Patterson
95 Chris Fagyal
94 Joseph Miller
93 Steven McDaniel
89 Duane Otto
89 Greyson Yerby
89 Diane Persons
87 James Barnes
75 Jeff Keating

Bourbon 240
206 Andrew Burnett
165 Kevin Groeneweg
164 Matt Gearheart
154 Pete Janzen
146 Henry Armknecht
117 Nic Allen
115 Jim Malcolm
114 Galen Pittman
109 Ron Tucker
107 Trent Reed
106 Nick Varvel
93 Mick McHugh
89 Tom Ewert
86 Rick Tucker
84 Glenn Caspers
84 Sam Mannell
84 Terry Mannell
80 Mike Rader
77 Mark Land
76 Will Chatfield-Taylor
76 Dan Larson
75 Scott Seltman

Brown 274
241 Don Merz
231 Rosella Royer
188 Al Schirmacher
177 Janet Rebant
172 Jim Malcolm
163 Chuck Otte
146 Matt Gearheart
135 Henry Armknecht
125 Galen Pittman
114 Dan Larson
111 Carol Morgan
108 Linda Vidosh Zempel
107 Pete Janzen
107 Glenn Caspers
105 Sebastian Patti
105 Kevin Groeneweg
103 Mike Rader
97 John Zempel
96 Tony Schaar
96 Sam Mannell
96 Terry Mannell
95 Duane Otto
92 Scott Seltman
89 Doris Burnett
89 David Seibel
84 Nic Allen
83 Marie Plinsky
81 Kathy McDowell
78 Sue Newland
76 Mick McHugh

Butler 292
234 Gene Young
219 Kevin Groeneweg
204 Pete Janzen
200 Atcha Nolan
200 Suntesha Wustrack
199 Tyler Hicks
194 Tom Ewert
189 Bob Broyles
188 Leon Hicks
180 Jim Wilson
166 Jeff Calhoun
164 Dallas Hewett
164 Carolyn Schwab
162 David Seibel
148 Henry Armknecht
146 Jim Malcolm
142 Robert Penner
131 Matt Gearheart
129 Gregg Friesen
116 Nancy Beard
116 Bill Beard
116 Mike Rader
105 James Barnes
101 Chuck Otte
100 Doris Burnett
94 Glenn Caspers
92 Kathy McDowell
87 Sam Mannell
87 Terry Mannell
86 Dan Larson
81 Ethan Maynard
79 Chet Gresham
79 Marie Plinsky
79 Nick Varvel
75 Galen Pittman
75 Nic Allen
75 Scott Seltman

Chase 281
169 Kevin Groeneweg
167 Ross Silcock
160 Jim Malcolm
157 Pete Janzen
148 Tom Ewert
147 Henry Armknecht
142 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
129 Matt Gearheart
128 Carolyn Schwab
125 Mike Rader
108 Gregg Friesen
107 Nick Varvel
105 Robert Penner
101 Chuck Otte
101 Dan Larson
101 Scott Seltman
101 Nic Allen
101 Malcolm Gold
99 Mark Land
99 Robert Kruger
94 Jeff Calhoun
88 Cheryl Miller
87 Glenn Caspers
83 Galen Pittman
82 Nancy Beard
82 Dan Mulhern
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
81 Bill Beard
81 Will Chatfield-Taylor
78 Chet Gresham
78 Kathy McDowell
76 Mick McHugh
76 Doris Burnett

Chautauqua 235
183 Gene Young
175 Atcha Nolan
162 Jim Malcolm
162 Kevin Groeneweg
158 Pete Janzen
148 Tom Ewert
145 Carolyn Schwab
138 Henry Armknecht
130 Jeff Calhoun
111 Matt Gearheart
110 Will Chatfield-Taylor
108 Scott Seltman
99 Mike Rader
93 Dan Larson
91 Leon Hicks
88 Robert Penner
87 Nick Varvel
85 Galen Pittman
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
80 Charles Anderson
77 Nic Allen
75 Glenn Caspers

Cherokee 276
227 Andrew Burnett
216 Dave Henness
211 Matt Gearheart
194 Mike Rader
187 Kevin Groeneweg
181 Pete Janzen
181 Henry Armknecht
171 Scott Seltman
167 Gene Young
157 Jim Rising
153 Nic Allen
149 Nick Varvel
146 Trent Reed
142 Galen Pittman
136 Tom Ewert
135 Rick Tucker
134 John Mallery
131 Dan Larson
130 Jim Malcolm
122 Jeff Calhoun
111 Chuck Otte
110 Doris Burnett
110 Jaye Otte
108 Carolyn Schwab
106 David Seibel
106 John Zempel
105 Linda Vidosh Zempel
105 Sue Newland
104 Sam Mannell
104 Terry Mannell
103 Mick McHugh
103 Dan Mulhern
103 Malcolm Gold
98 Tyler Hicks
94 Gregg Friesen
94 Jennifer Hammett
92 Aaron Mitchell
92 Will Chatfield-Taylor
90 Mark Land
84 Kathy Carroll
82 Kelli Egbert
79 Glenn Caspers
78 Debby McKee
78 Carol Morgan
75 Edge Wade

Cheyenne 247
208 Henry Armknecht
141 Scott Seltman
127 Pete Janzen
112 Rick Reeser
111 Matt Gearheart
110 Kevin Groeneweg
110 Doris Burnett
108 Mike Rader
108 Sam Mannell
108 Terry Mannell
105 Jim Malcolm
97 Cheryl Miller
97 Tom Ewert
93 Glenn Caspers
77 Mark Land
77 Jon Strong

Clark 289
242 Galen Pittman
216 Jeff Calhoun
170 Henry Armknecht
155 Kevin Groeneweg
153 Scott Seltman
150 Pete Janzen
137 Matt Gearheart
137 Jim Malcolm
126 Danny Akers
126 Will Chatfield-Taylor
115 Tom Ewert
107 Glenn Caspers
104 Mike Rader
100 Mick McHugh
100 David Seibel
88 Sam Mannell
88 Terry Mannell
84 Robert Penner
83 Dan Larson
82 Gregg Friesen
76 Nic Allen

Clay 280
253 Chuck Otte
233 Jaye Otte
219 Calvin Wohler
208 Doris Burnett
182 John Row
168 Mike Rader
163 Matt Gearheart
156 Henry Armknecht
154 Nic Allen
152 Carol Morgan
151 Jeff Keating
141 Robert Kruger
141 Jim Malcolm
137 Glenn Caspers
125 Brett Sandercock
117 Linda Vadosh Zempel
114 Dan Larson
114 Pete Janzen
106 Kevin Groeneweg
105 John Zempel
105 Tom Ewert
104 Scott Seltman
98 Sam Mannell
98 Terry Mannell
95 Dan Thalmann
93 Dan Mulhern
92 Kathy McDowell
88 Charles Anderson
85 Marie Plinsky
84 Sue Newland
82 Jeff Calhoun
81 Gregg Friesen
80 Mike Hudson
76 Debby McKee

Cloud 250
155 Henry Armknecht
123 Pete Janzen
122 Matt Gearheart
115 Chuck Otte
111 Nic Allen
110 Jim Malcolm
108 Kevin Groeneweg
108 Mike Rader
103 Doris Burnett
100 Jeff Calhoun
99 Jaye Otte
95 Justin Rice
95 Sam Mannell
95 Terry Mannell
93 Gregg Friesen
89 Glenn Caspers
89 Dan Larson
78 Phil Wedge

Coffey 315
239 Matt Gearheart
239 Jim Malcolm
234 Lloyd Moore
204 Nic Allen
197 Mick McHugh
192 Galen Pittman
187 Mark Land
184 Glenn Caspers
165 Bill Trelc Jr.
154 Aaron Mitchell
154 Kevin Groeneweg
151 Pete Janzen
148 David Seibel
147 Tyler Hicks
141 Scott Seltman
141 Marie Plinsky
141 Henry Armknecht
134 Dan Gish
131 Carolyn Schwab
127 Dan Larson
125 Will Chatfield-Taylor
123 Nick Varvel
123 Jennifer Hammett
122 Carol Morgan
119 Malcolm Gold
117 Jenny Gearheart
113 Andrew Burnett
109 Trent Reed
108 Linda Vidosh Zempel
105 Chuck Otte
104 Sam Mannell
104 Terry Mannell
102 Jaye Otte
102 Kathy McDowell
101 Kathy Carroll
101 Corey Entriken
100 Tom Ewert
98 Chris Fagyal
95 Mike Rader
91 Rodney Wright
90 Chet Gresham
87 Debby McKee
78 Doris Burnett
77 Robert Penner
75 John Zempel

Comanche 272
176 Jeff Calhoun
175 Gene Young
166 Pete Janzen
151 Kevin Groeneweg
148 Henry Armknecht
147 Mike Rader
141 Scott Seltman
130 Gregg Friesen
128 Tom Ewert
115 Galen Pittman
110 Glenn Caspers
109 Jim Malcolm
106 Matt Gearheart
101 Dan Larson
98 Sam Mannell
98 Terry Mannell
93 Trent Reed
90 Doris Burnett
90 Chet Gresham
86 Robert Penner
83 Edge Wade
81 Will Chatfield-Taylor

Cowley 342
305 Max Thompson
295 Gene Young
261 David Seibel
223 Kevin Groeneweg
214 Tyler Hicks
213 John Northrup
212 Pete Janzen
204 James Barnes
204 Mike Rader
200 Leon Hicks
185 Jeff Calhoun
173 Henry Armknecht
166 Matt Gearheart
164 Tom Ewert
161 Chet Gresham
156 Carolyn Schwab
147 Scott Seltman
143 Jim Wilson
142 Dan Larson
141 Cheryl Miller
137 Mark Land
136 Nic Allen
131 Chuck Otte
129 Galen Pittman
128 Jaye Otte
124 Sam Mannell
124 Terry Mannell
118 Nancy Beard
118 Bill Beard
117 Doris Burnett
109 Jim Malcolm
103 Gregg Friesen
95 Robert Penner
88 Edge Wade
83 Sam Schermerhorn
83 Tom Schermerhorn
81 Aaron Mitchell
81 Glenn Caspers

Crawford 293
194 Andrew Burnett
169 Dave Henness
166 Matt Gearheart
159 Kevin Groeneweg
157 Henry Armknecht
156 Pete Janzen
146 Mike Rader
132 Trent Reed
115 Mick McHugh
114 Jim Malcolm
112 Nic Allen
112 Carolyn Schwab
105 Nick Varvel
104 Chuck Otte
104 Sam Mannell
104 Terry Mannell
101 Scott Seltman
100 Galen Pittman
100 Tom Ewert
95 Jaye Otte
93 Gregg Friesen
89 Doris Burnett
87 Glenn Caspers
87 Jeff Calhoun
84 Dan Larson
84 John Zempel
81 Dan Mulhern
81 Linda Vidosh Zempel
79 Rick Tucker
77 Leon Hicks
77 Kelli Egbert
75 Will Chatfield-Taylor

Decatur 229
171 Brian Simonsson
156 Henry Armknecht
117 Pete Janzen
102 Kevin Groeneweg
102 Jim Malcolm
102 Mike Rader
102 Jeff Calhoun
98 Scott Seltman
86 Jonathan Vande Kopple
85 Doris Burnett
84 Sam Mannell
84 Terry Mannell
83 Carol Morgan
83 Matt Gearheart
79 Dan Larson
76 Glenn Caspers
76 Tom Ewert

Dickinson 260
206 Chuck Otte
159 Henry Armknecht
158 Jaye Otte
151 Jim Malcolm
139 Robert Kruger
135 Pete Janzen
132 Dan Gish
130 Doris Burnett
126 Matt Gearheart
120 Kevin Groeneweg
112 Mike Rader
109 Tom Ewert
108 Jeff Calhoun
105 Jim Mayhew
105 Chet Gresham
102 Dan Larson
89 Scott Seltman
87 Glenn Caspers
84 Sam Mannell
84 Terry Mannell
81 Galen Pittman
81 Marie Plinsky
80 David Haight
79 Kathy McDowell
78 Carol Morgan
77 Nic Allen
75 Robert Penner

Doniphan 255
169 Herb Chance
169 Donna Chance
159 Henry Armknecht
144 John Schukman
136 Matt Gearheart
125 Galen Pittman
111 Jim Malcolm
106 Chuck Otte
104 Kevin Groeneweg
103 Pete Janzen
102 Danny Akers
100 Don Merz
97 Nick Varvel
94 David Seibel
89 Glenn Caspers
87 Mike Rader
87 Sam Mannell
87 Terry Mannell
82 Linda Vadosh Zempel
80 Will Chatfield-Taylor
78 John Zempel
77 Mick McHugh
77 Dan Larson
76 Scott Seltman
76 Nic Allen

Douglas 364
314 Galen Pittman
296 David Seibel
293 Phil Wedge
280 Alexis Powell
278 Kylee Sharp
277 Mick McHugh
270 Matt Gearheart
265 Gerry Parkinson
258 Dan Larson
257 Will Chatfield-Taylor
253 Dave Williams
252 Lloyd Moore
249 Kathy McDowell
243 Jim Malcolm
238 Jeff Witters
226 Linda Vidosh Zempel
222 John Zempel
219 Sue Newland
218 Mike Rader
215 Marie Plinsky
215 Carol Morgan
215 Malcolm Gold
214 Dan Gish
213 Dan Thalmann
212 Mark Land
212 Joseph Hoelscher
210 Glenn Caspers
209 Dave Henness
206 Nick Varvel
204 Jennifer Hammett
203 Kathy Carroll
197 Aaron Mitchell
197 Nic Allen
195 Debby McKee
194 Steve Roels
186 Rodney Wright
179 Sarah Roels
175 Sam Mannell
175 Terry Mannell
173 Mike Hudson
170 Henry Armknecht
167 Duane Otto
163 Kevin Groeneweg
161 Pete Janzen
159 Corey Entriken
154 Aaron Kim-Luellen
152 Diane Persons
150 Chuck Otte
149 Steven McDaniel
147 Don Merz
147 Trent Reed
147 John Mallery
143 Chris Fagyal
139 Dan Mulhern
132 Kelli Egbert
131 Jaye Otte
127 Doris Burnett
126 Jim Walton
117 Jenny Gearheart
113 Sue Calhoon
111 Scott Seltman
109 Brandon Magette
106 Kat Farres
106 Dennis Farres
103 Sue Stevenson
103 Walter Cochran
102 Lisa Weeks
101 Greyson Yerby
100 Harley Winfrey
100 Robert Penner
100 Tom Ewert
94 Nancy Beard
92 Bill Beard
92 Nathan Shipley
90 Carolyn Schwab
88 Michelle Folster
86 Edge Wade
86 Gregg Friesen
83 Belky Cuevas
82 Sam Schermerhorn
82 Tom Schermerhorn
80 Cheryl Miller
79 Rob Graham

Edwards 231
160 Scott Seltman
155 Henry Armknecht
154 Pete Janzen
146 Mary Pat Haddican
144 Jeff Calhoun
139 Kevin Groeneweg
124 Jim Malcolm
113 Mike Rader
111 Matt Gearheart
108 Tom Ewert
97 Galen Pittman
89 Nic Allen
86 Glenn Caspers
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
78 Gregg Friesen

Elk 246
180 Gene Young
165 Jim Malcolm
163 Pete Janzen
154 Kevin Groeneweg
133 Henry Armknecht
121 Mike Rader
120 Tyler Hicks
119 Dan Larson
117 Jeff Calhoun
115 Robert Penner
111 Carolyn Schwab
107 Cheryl Miller
101 Tom Ewert
92 Gregg Friesen
92 Matt Gearheart
89 Galen Pittman
86 Glenn Caspers
83 Nic Allen
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
78 Chet Gresham
75 Scott Seltman

Ellis 322
226 Sam Mannell
226 Terry Mannell
221 Henry Armknecht
182 Gene Young
150 Mike Rader
144 Nick Varvel
132 Kevin Groeneweg
130 Jim Malcolm
120 Scott Seltman
117 Pete Janzen
106 Jeff Calhoun
102 Matt Gearheart
91 Carolyn Schwab
86 Dan Larson
84 Glenn Caspers
81 Tom Ewert
79 Jonathan Vande Kopple
78 Robert Penner

Ellsworth 300
270 Mike Rader
178 Henry Armknecht
167 Robert Kruger
156 Pete Janzen
152 Kevin Groeneweg
142 Matt Gearheart
136 Jim Malcolm
133 Scott Seltman
132 Tom Ewert
130 Chuck Otte
122 Dan Larson
116 Doris Burnett
114 Glenn Caspers
113 Jeff Calhoun
111 Dan Gish
109 Carolyn Schwab
106 Sam Mannell
106 Terry Mannell
98 Robert Penner
97 Galen Pittman
96 Nick Varvel
94 Gregg Friesen
91 Nic Allen
91 Marie Plinsky
85 Mark Land
83 Carol Morgan
83 Malcolm Gold
82 Kathy McDowell
80 Jaye Otte
80 Will Chatfield-Taylor

Finney 249
189 Jeff Calhoun
181 T. J. Walker
176 Mike Rader
171 Scott Seltman
164 Kevin Groeneweg
160 Matt Gearheart
159 Henry Armknecht
154 Pete Janzen
129 Dan Baffa
128 Dan Larson
125 Jim Malcolm
119 Tom Ewert
109 Terry Mannell
109 Sam Mannell
108 Trent Reed
100 Rodney Wright
100 Sam Schermerhorn
100 Tom Schermerhorn
98 Nick Varvel
93 Galen Pittman
87 David Seibel
87 Dan Gish
86 Chuck Otte
85 Gregg Friesen
84 Tyler Hicks
84 Glenn Caspers
81 Robert Penner
80 Bill Beard
80 Nancy Beard
77 Nic Allen

Ford 309
255 Jeff Calhoun
179 Henry Armknecht
172 Kevin Groeneweg
165 Tom Ewert
154 Matt Gearheart
152 Scott Seltman
151 Galen Pittman
138 Pete Janzen
124 Will Chatfield-Taylor
115 Danny Akers
111 Doris Burnett
110 Jim Malcolm
109 Rodney Wright
104 Mike Rader
97 Nic Allen
91 Andrew Burnett
84 Don Merz
84 Glenn Caspers
82 Robert Penner
81 Trent Reed
79 Gregg Friesen
78 Sam Mannell
78 Terry Mannell
76 Dan Larson

Franklin 237
161 Jim Malcolm
141 Richard Johnston
138 Henry Armknecht
136 Matt Gearheart
131 Galen Pittman
130 Mick McHugh
127 Nick Varvel
119 Kevin Groeneweg
110 Pete Janzen
107 Nic Allen
105 David Seibel
101 Mark Land
101 Trent Reed
96 Carolyn Schwab
92 Kathy McDowell
92 Will Chatfield-Taylor
89 Mike Rader
89 Glenn Caspers
89 Dan Larson
87 Marie Plinsky
85 Scott Seltman
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
82 Doris Burnett
81 Chris Albright
81 Chuck Ottte
79 Malcolm Gold
75 Kathy Carrol

Geary 328
303 Chuck Otte
289 Jaye Otte
271 Jeff Keating
235 Doris Burnett
214 Mike Rader
190 Henry Armknecht
187 Robert Kruger
187 Matt Gearheart
185 Calvin Wohler
172 John Row
166 Scott Seltman
156 Dan Mulhern
153 Kevin Groeneweg
151 Galen Pittman
149 Nic Allen
147 Dan Larson
142 Dan Gish
142 Tom Ewert
140 Brett Sandercock
139 Jim Malcolm
139 Linda Vidosh Zempel
138 Sam Mannell
138 Terry Mannell
135 Carol Morgan
133 Carolyn Schwab
133 John Zempel
131 Mark Land
131 Pete Janzen
129 Nick Varvel
127 Cheryl Miller
127 Kathy McDowell
119 David Seibel
116 Rodney Wright
107 Marie Plinsky
106 Malcolm Gold
104 Tom Schermerhorn
101 Sam Schermerhorn
95 Robert Penner
94 Charles Anderson
92 Bill Beard
92 Nancy Beard
90 Debby McKee
90 Jeff Calhoun
87 Mick McHugh
85 Nathan Shipley
83 Trent Reed
83 John Mallery
82 Jenny Gearheart
82 Glenn Caspers
81 Gregg Friesen
80 Will Chatfield-Taylor
76 Mike Hudson

Gove 222
152 Pete Janzen
146 Henry Armknecht
118 Scott Seltman
118 Jim Malcolm
117 Trent Reed
113 Kevin Groeneweg
102 Robert Penner
98 Matt Gearheart
93 Glenn Caspers
84 Jeff Calhoun
81 Sam Mannell
81 Terry Mannell
81 Nick Varvel
77 Tom Ewert
75 Mike Hudson

Graham 216
162 Henry Armknecht
157 Scott Seltman
129 Kevin Groeneweg
125 Pete Janzen
114 Jeff Calhoun
112 Sam Mannell
112 Terry Mannell
111 Jonathan Vande Kopple
107 Jim Malcolm
105 Mike Rader
101 Robert Penner
88 Dan Larson
87 Glenn Caspers
85 Matt Gearheart
82 Doris Burnett
78 Nic Allen
77 Trent Reed
76 Tom Ewert

Grant 271
237 Kellye Hart
160 Henry Armknecht
140 Jeff Calhoun
136 Pete Janzen
131 Mike Rader
126 Kevin Groeneweg
121 Scott Seltman
120 Matt Gearheart
118 Jim Malcolm
86 Sam Mannell
86 Terry Mannell
84 Tom Ewert
79 Tyler Hicks
76 Dan Larson
75 Glenn Caspers

Gray 236
170 Scott Seltman
162 Jeff Calhoun
144 Henry Armknecht
132 Kevin Groeneweg
130 Pete Janzen
110 Matt Gearheart
103 Jim Malcolm
101 Mike Rader
96 Gregg Friesen
89 Tom Ewert
87 Nic Allen
87 Will Chatfield-Taylor
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
82 Galen Pittman
79 Dan Larson
78 Glenn Caspers

Greeley 210
145 Henry Armknecht
140 Pete Janzen
135 Sebastian Patti
134 Kevin Groeneweg
115 Jim Malcolm
113 Matt Gearheart
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
83 Mike Rader
81 Tom Ewert
76 Scott Seltman
75 Glenn Caspers

Greenwood 255
180 Pete Janzen
171 Jim Malcolm
160 Kevin Groeneweg
147 Matt Gearheart
142 Henry Armknecht
123 Jeff Calhoun
122 Dan Larson
119 Galen Pittman
119 Mike Rader
111 Aaron Mitchell
110 Gregg Friesen
109 Scott Seltman
106 Glenn Caspers
105 Robert Penner
105 Tom Ewert
104 Carolyn Schwab
103 Cheryl Miller
102 David Seibel
90 Nic Allen
89 Doris Burnett
86 Marie Plinsky
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
82 Rick Tucker
80 Chet Gresham
79 Bill Beard
79 Nancy Beard
79 Kathy McDowell
77 Will Chatfield-Taylor
77 Chuck Otte
75 Tony Schaar

Hamilton 270
179 Jeff Calhoun
166 Henry Armknecht
143 Scott Seltman
136 Jim Malcolm
136 Kevin Groeneweg
127 Pete Janzen
113 Tom Ewert
111 Matt Gearheart
98 Tyler Hicks
93 Mike Rader
83 Glenn Caspers
80 Dan Larson
79 Sam Mannell
79 Terry Mannell

Harper 251
167 Pete Janzen
161 Gene Young
156 Kevin Groeneweg
151 Corey Entriken
135 Henry Armknecht
132 Tom Ewert
126 Jeff Calhoun
125 Jim Malcolm
125 Glenn Caspers
108 Bill Beard
105 Nancy Beard
100 Scott Seltman
99 Mike Rader
98 Leon Hicks
98 Carolyn Schwab
84 Sam Mannell
84 Terry Mannell
83 Matt Gearheart

Harvey 327
269 Bob Dester
266 Carolyn Schwab
254 Rod Wedel
250 Gregg Friesen
249 Jay Newton
235 Pete Janzen
227 Ethan Maynard
206 Tyler Hicks
201 Kevin Groeneweg
200 Tom Ewert
187 Cheryl Miller
146 Henry Armknecht
134 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
131 Nancy Beard
130 Bill Beard
126 Doris Burnett
125 Jeff Calhoun
117 Jim Malcolm
117 Robert Penner
111 Dan Larson
101 Matt Gearheart
100 James Barnes
98 Chet Gresham
98 Mike Rader
93 Chuck Otte
92 Glenn Caspers
90 Kathy McDowell
87 Leon Hicks
87 Sam Mannell
87 Terry Mannell
86 Jaye Otte
79 Marie Plinsky
75 Scott Seltman

Haskell 241
165 Mike Rader
141 Henry Armknecht
127 Jeff Calhoun
122 Kevin Groeneweg
122 Pete Janzen
118 Scott Seltman
103 Jim Malcolm
91 Matt Gearheart
82 Tom Ewert
81 Sam Mannell
81 Terry Mannell
78 Nic Allen
76 Glenn Caspers
75 Dan Larson

Hodgeman 248
204 Jeff Calhoun
182 Scott Seltman
156 Henry Armknecht
151 Pete Janzen
139 Matt Gearheart
133 Kevin Groeneweg
126 Tom Ewert
116 Mary Pat Haddican
115 Barry Jones
114 Mike Rader
113 Jim Malcolm
104 Doris Burnett
102 Nic Allen
96 Will Chatfield-Taylor
86 Galen Pittman
84 Glenn Caspers
83 Dan Larson
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
79 Gregg Friesen
79 Trent Reed
79 Dan Mulhern
77 Robert Penner

Jackson 271
232 Mike Harding
219 Al Schirmacher
210 Don Merz
189 Linda Vidosh Zempel
185 Jim Malcolm
179 John Zempel
161 Chuck Otte
153 Carol Morgan
148 Henry Armknecht
140 Glenn Caspers
138 Marie Plinsky
133 Dan Larson
129 Matt Gearheart
127 Galen Pittman
118 Debby McKee
111 Sam Mannell
111 Terry Mannell
110 Nick Varvel
107 Pete Janzen
105 Kevin Groeneweg
103 Kathy McDowell
99 Jaye Otte
98 Mike Rader
95 Mick McHugh
93 Scott Seltman
91 Jeff Hansen
88 Sue Newland
87 Brandon Magette
81 Tony Schaar
78 Will Chatfield-Taylor
78 Nic Allen

Jefferson 337
291 Galen Pittman
262 Mick McHugh
247 Lloyd Moore
247 Jim Malcolm
240 David Seibel
222 Mike Rader
212 Matt Gearheart
205 Glenn Caspers
202 Sam Mannell
202 Terry Mannell
196 Don Merz
193 Dan Gish
192 Carol Morgan
189 Robert Fisher
187 Al Schirmacher
175 Dan Larson
172 Dave Henness
167 Sue Newland
161 Kathy McDowell
160 Dave Williams
155 Linda Vidosh Zempel
152 John Zempel
151 Marie Plinsky
151 Phil Wedge
150 Nic Allen
149 Henry Armknecht
147 Debby McKee
145 Mike Hudson
143 Mark Land
143 Pete Janzen
139 Nick Varvel
135 Chuck Otte
132 Will Chatfield-Taylor
129 Jaye Otte
128 Kathy Carroll
120 Kevin Groeneweg
115 Jeff Hansen
113 Scott Seltman
111 Corey Entiken
109 Aaron Mitchell
109 Jennifer Hammett
106 Dan Mulhern
102 Diane Persons
96 Malcolm Gold
94 Mike Harding
90 Duane Otto
79 Tony Schaar

Jewell 242
170 Henry Armknecht
124 Pete Janzen
124 Scott Seltman
122 Mike Rader
118 Jim Malcolm
110 Gregg Friesen
110 Kevin Groeneweg
107 Sam Mannell
107 Terry Mannell
104 Doris Burnett
104 Chuck Otte
101 Matt Gearheart
98 Jonathan Vande Kopple
95 Mike Harding
89 Dan Larson
88 Phil Wedge
84 Glenn Caspers
79 Jon Strong
79 Tom Ewert

Johnson 339
305 Mark Land
302 Matt Gearheart
294 Terry Swope
281 Nic Allen
265 Rodney Wright
264 Chris Hobbs
260 David Seibel
259 Galen Pittman
255 Malcolm Gold
249 Jeff Witters
248 Trent Reed
246 Nick Varvel
245 Aaron Mitchell
243 Mick McHugh
233 Corey Entriken
231 Jennifer Hammett
228 Dave Henness
227 Jim Walton
216 Mark Corder
213 John Mallery
212 Lloyd Moore
212 Jenny Gearheart
203 Steven McDaniel
203 Dave Williams
201 Mike Hudson
198 Kathy Carroll
196 Jim Malcolm
190 Will Chatfield-Taylor
186 Walter Cochran
185 Greyson Yerby
182 Kellie Egbert
171 Henry Armknecht
155 Robert Fisher
152 Chris Fagyal
148 Mike Rader
148 Dan Larson
141 Nancy Smalldon
141 Carol Morgan
133 Sue Calhoon
129 Kathy McDowell
125 Don Merz
123 Kevin Groeneweg
121 Pete Janzen
118 Debby McKee
116 Sue Newland
115 Chuck Otte
111 David Kirsch
109 Dan Gish
109 Nathan Shipley
109 Linda Vidosh Zempel
104 Glenn Caspers
103 Lisa Weeks
103 Diane Persons
100 Bill Beard
100 Nancy Beard
99 Ben Rogers
96 Joseph Mosley
94 Belky Cuevas
93 Sam Mannell
93 Terry Mannell
91 Jim Wilson
89 Duane Otto
89 Jeff Calhoun
89 Robert Penner
89 John Zempel
86 Scott Seltman
85 Sue Stevenson
84 Mark Stafford
82 Andrew Burnett
79 Steve Roels
76 Tom Ewert
75 Ashley Laubach

Kearny 280
172 Henry Armknecht
151 Kevin Groeneweg
147 Pete Janzen
138 Jeff Calhoun
127 Matt Gearheart
125 Scott Seltman
121 Mike Rader
114 Jim Malcolm
95 Tom Ewert
93 Dan Larson
87 Mick McHugh
79 Sam Mannell
79 Terry Mannell
77 Glenn Caspers
75 Tyler Hicks

Kingman 303
220 Pete Janzen
201 Kevin Groeneweg
182 Tom Ewert
166 Mike Rader
151 Tyler Hicks
146 Gregg Friesen
142 Jeff Calhoun
141 Bill Beard
141 Nancy Beard
137 Henry Armknecht
132 Jim Malcolm
105 Matt Gearheart
104 Leon Hicks
103 Rod Wedel
101 James Barnes
101 Scott Seltman
100 Chet Gresham
98 Joseph Miller
98 Carolyn Schwab
91 Andrew Miller
90 Galen Pittman
88 Glenn Caspers
87 Robert Penner
81 Sam Mannell
81 Terry Mannell
75 Dan Larson

Kiowa 267
169 Henry Armknecht
166 Jeff Calhoun
161 Kevin Groeneweg
159 Scott Seltman
156 Jay Newton
155 Pete Janzen
143 Mike Rader
138 Gregg Friesen
126 Jim Malcolm
119 Tom Ewert
114 Galen Pittman
103 Matt Gearheart
96 Dan Larson
92 Will Chatfield-Taylor
90 Doris Burnett
89 Robert Penner
84 Nic Allen
83 Mary Pat Haddican
83 Glenn Caspers
77 Jonathan Vande Koppel
77 Sam Mannell
77 Terry Mannell
75 Trent Reed

Labette 250
214 Andrew Burnett
194 Rick Tucker
165 Kevin Groeneweg
164 Pete Janzen
156 Henry Armknecht
140 Matt Gearheart
118 Jim Malcolm
111 Tom Ewert
106 Mike Rader
97 Scott Seltman
91 Carolyn Schwab
89 Jaye Otte
88 Chuck Otte
85 Andrew Miller
82 Galen Pittman
81 Sam Mannell
81 Terry Mannell
79 Glenn Caspers
79 Nic Allen
78 Leon Hicks
77 Dan Larson
77 Will Chatfield-Taylor
77 Nick Varvel
76 Trent Reed

Lane 217
148 Henry Armknecht
141 Pete Janzen
125 Jeff Calhoun
114 Kevin Groeneweg
111 Scott Seltman
109 Jim Malcolm
92 Matt Gearheart
88 Robert Penner
87 Tom Ewert
85 Glenn Caspers
82 Trent Reed
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
77 Nic Allen
77 Doris Burnett

Leavenworth 290
258 John Schukman
253 Galen Pittman
224 Dave Williams
214 Kathy Carroll
201 David Seibel
196 Matt Gearheart
185 Mike Rader
180 Mick McHugh
154 Dave Henness
139 Craig Faanes
136 Diane Persons
134 Henry Armknecht
127 Ron Theel
126 Nic Allen
123 Mark Land
118 Scott Seltman
116 Dan Mulhern
116 Glenn Caspers
115 Dan Larson
112 Sam Mannell
112 Terry Mannell
111 Steve Roels
111 Sarah Roels
110 Kevin Groeneweg
108 Charles Anderson
107 Sue Calhoon
107 Sue Stevenson
106 Mark Van Horn
106 Nick Varvel
105 Kathy McDowell
104 Chuck Otte
103 Jim Malcolm
102 Aaron Mitchell
101 Jaye Otte
100 Pete Janzen
99 Malcolm Gold
97 Phil Wedge
96 Will Chatfield-Taylor
89 Eugene Lewis
89 Eulalia Lewis
89 Marie Plinsky
89 Don Merz
84 Gerry Parkinson
81 Cheryl Miller
80 Carolyn Schwab
78 Mike Hudson

Lincoln 244
200 Mike Rader
163 Henry Armknecht
130 Jim Malcolm
129 Doris Burnett
128 Matt Gearheart
119 Scott Seltman
116 Pete Janzen
108 Kevin Groeneweg
107 Chuck Otte
99 Robert Penner
95 Tom Ewert
94 Sam Mannell
94 Terry Mannell
89 Nic Allen
85 Gregg Friesen
82 Galen Pittman
79 Dan Larson
75 Glenn Caspers

Linn 335
287 Chris Hobbs
281 Mick McHugh
273 Lloyd Moore
265 Galen Pittman
262 Mark Corder
247 Robert Fisher
242 Matt Gearheart
232 Mark Land
226 David Seibel
224 Malcolm Gold
220 Dave Henness
212 Nick Varvel
207 Trent Reed
206 Aaron Mitchell
202 Nic Allen
196 Phil Wedge
191 Jennifer Hammett
181 Dave Williams
177 Henry Armknecht
174 Jim Malcolm
173 Lowell Johnson
170 Mike Rader
169 John Mallery
161 Kathy Carroll
160 Will Chatfield-Taylor
153 Pete Janzen
147 Harry Gregory
146 Corey Entriken
145 Carolyn Schwab
144 Steven McDaniel
143 Sue Newland
141 Rodney Wright
138 Linda Vidosh Zempel
137 Kevin Groeneweg
135 Sue Calhoon
135 Sue Stevenson
135 Diane Persons
133 Dan Mulhern
130 Scott Seltman
129 Andrew Burnett
128 Kelli Egbert
126 Dan Larson
125 Doris Burnett
122 Tyler Hicks
121 Glenn Caspers
121 John Zempel
121 Sam Mannell
121 Terry Mannell
118 Gregg Friesen
117 Carol Morgan
115 Mike Hudson
111 Chet Gresham
110 Jenny Gearheart
109 Tom Ewert
100 Chuck Otte
96 Chris Fagyal
90 Edge Wade
86 Greyson Yerby
86 Debby McKee
85 Brandon Magette
84 Lisa Edwards
82 Ashley Laubach
80 Kathy McDowell
78 Jon Strong
76 Dan Gish

Logan 219
170 Pete Janzen
144 Henry Armknecht
121 Jim Malcolm
117 Matt Gearheart
110 Robert Penner
109 Kevin Groeneweg
103 Scott Seltman
98 Tom Ewert
96 Trent Reed
96 Sam Mannell
96 Terry Mannell
94 Dan Mulhern
82 Glenn Caspers
75 Mike Hudson

Lyon 313
223 Alexis Powell
212 Jim Malcolm
191 Matt Gearheart
159 Jeff Witters
159 Kevin Groeneweg
158 Galen Pittman
157 Nic Allen
156 Dan Larson
150 Pete Janzen
139 Henry Armknecht
139 Malcolm Gold
138 Mark Land
136 Mike Rader
130 Bill Trelc Jr.
130 Doris Burnett
128 Dan Mulhern
125 Mick McHugh
123 Will Chatfield-Taylor
122 Glenn Caspers
120 Jennifer Hammett
118 Chuck Otte
116 Nick Varvel
114 Dan Gish
109 Tom Ewert
107 Aaron Mitchell
105 Marie Plinsky
104 David Seibel
102 Kathy Carroll
101 Kathy McDowell
100 Scott Seltman
99 Robert Penner
97 Trent Reed
96 Sue Newland
93 Carol Morgan
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
86 Jaye Otte
86 Carolyn Schwab
86 Kelli Egbert
81 Linda Vidosh Zempel
81 Rodney Wright
76 Dallas Hewett
75 Tom Schermerhorn
75 Jeff Calhoun

Marion 288
231 Jim Wilson
216 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
216 Tristan Weinbrenner
210 Tom Ewert
199 Chet Gresham
162 Pete Janzen
160 Jim Malcolm
157 Kevin Groeneweg
152 Henry Armknecht
147 Gregg Friesen
140 Carolyn Schwab
129 Jeff Calhoun
128 Matt Gearheart
123 Chuck Otte
119 Nancy Beard
117 Bill Beard
116 Robert Penner
115 Mike Rader
113 Cheryl Miller
106 Rod Wedel
105 Ethan Maynard
103 Doris Burnett
102 Tyler Hicks
101 Scott Seltman
100 Nic Allen
94 Leon Hicks
93 Glenn Caspers
92 Galen Pittman
92 Jaye Otte
86 Malcolm Gold
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
83 Will Chatfield-Taylor
82 Nick Varvel
79 Kathy McDowell
79 Jennifer Hammett
78 Todd Becker
78 Marie Plinsky
76 Mick McHugh
76 Dan Larson

Marshall 247
215 Tom Parker
145 Henry Armknecht
121 Dan Thalmann
116 Pete Janzen
112 Jim Malcolm
109 Dan Mulhern
105 Kevin Groeneweg
105 Chuck Otte
104 Doris Burnett
93 Nic Allen
92 Sam Mannell
92 Terry Mannell
88 Galen Pittman
85 Mike Rader
84 Matt Gearheart
80 Scott Seltman
79 Robert Penner
78 Gregg Friesen
77 Glenn Caspers
77 Dan Larson

McPherson 294
242 Steve Lansaw
227 Tristen Weinbrenner
182 Ethan Maynard
176 Tom Ewert
175 Robert Kruger
169 Henry Armknecht
165 Kevin Groeneweg
160 Pete Janzen
157 Jim Malcolm
152 Gregg Friesen
144 Doris Burnett
136 Gerry Parkinson
128 Matt Gearheart
125 Bill Beard
125 Nancy Beard
109 Carolyn Schwab
108 Tyler Hicks
107 Chuck Otte
102 Galen Pittman
102 Mike Rader
101 John Mallery
100 Scott Seltman
98 Jeff Calhoun
97 Rod Wedel
93 Robert Penner
92 Leon Hicks
92 Sam Mannell
92 Terry Mannell
91 Dan Larson
84 Glenn Caspers
81 Nic Allen
78 Kelli Egbert
77 Chet Gresham
77 Kathy McDowell
76 Jaye Otte

Meade 317
172 Jeff Calhoun
169 Henry Armknecht
166 Gene Young
158 Galen Pittman
153 Kevin Groeneweg
152 Pete Janzen
145 Matt Gearheart
137 Scott Seltman
134 Lisa Edwards
128 Tyler Hicks
123 Tom Ewert
114 Gregg Friesen
107 Mick McHugh
105 Jim Malcolm
102 Bill Beard
100 Nancy Beard
98 Will Chatfield-Taylor
93 Dan Larson
92 Mike Rader
88 Glenn Caspers
86 Sam Mannell
86 Terry Mannell
83 Robert Penner
80 Mark Land
75 David Seibel

Miami 301
236 Matt Gearheart
232 Nick Varvel
225 Trent Reed `
225 Mark Land
210 Lloyd Moore
208 Malcolm Gold
202 Nic Allen
196 Mick McHugh
193 Jeff Witters
189 Rodney Wright
181 Dave Henness
179 Aaron Mitchell
166 Jim Malcolm
159 Galen Pittman
155 Henry Armknecht
151 Jennifer Hammett
145 Kelli Egbert
135 John Mallery
128 Mike Hudson
126 Pete Janzen
125 David Seibel
125 Corey Entiken
123 Jim Walton
120 Mike Rader
119 Doris Burnett
117 Dan Larson
109 Will Chatfield-Taylor
106 Kevin Groeneweg
105 Greyson Yerby
99 Kathy McDowell
98 Jenny Gearheart
97 Marie Plinsky
96 Sam Mannell
96 Terry Mannell
94 Kathy Carroll
92 Jim Wilson
92 Glenn Caspers
86 Diane Persons
81 Walter Cochran
75 Scott Seltman

Mitchell 273
237 Henry Armknecht
205 Mike Rader
167 Scott Seltman
145 Glenn Caspers
136 Jay Newton
135 Doris Burnett
129 Matt Gearheart
125 Carolyn Schwab
124 Chuck Otte
123 Jim Malcolm
117 Pete Janzen
110 Robert Penner
110 Phil Wedge
108 Gregg Friesen
108 Dan Larson
107 Sam Mannell
107 Terry Mannell
103 Kevin Groeneweg
101 Rod Wedel
99 Rick Tucker
98 Jeff Calhoun
96 Jaye Otte
90 Jonathan Vande Kopple
87 Eulalia Lewis
87 Eugene Lewis
80 Mark Land
79 Tom Ewert
76 McKenzie Wiles

Montgomery 263
202 Andrew Burnett
161 Jim Malcolm
161 Henry Armknecht
153 Kevin Groeneweg
151 Pete Janzen
121 David Mills
110 Dan Larson
109 Glenn Caspers
108 Matt Gearheart
103 Galen Pittman
102 Tom Ewert
101 Will Chatfield-Taylor
95 Nic Allen
94 Jeff Calhoun
93 Nick Varvel
92 Gregg Friesen
92 Mike Rader
91 Rick Tucker
89 Scott Seltman
80 Sam Mannell
80 Terry Mannell
79 Carolyn Schwab
76 Chet Gresham
76 Leon Hicks

Morris 248
205 Jim Malcolm
172 Chuck Otte
156 Pete Janzen
151 Henry Armknecht
151 Kevin Groeneweg
150 Matt Gearheart
129 Tom Ewert
122 Nick Varvel
122 Doris Burnett
120 Glenn Caspers
112 Brett Sandercock
109 Jaye Otte
100 Scott Seltman
100 Sam Mannell
100 Terry Mannell
96 Robert Kruger
94 Mike Rader
94 Carolyn Schwab
93 Dan Larson
91 Carol Morgan
88 Galen Pittman
86 Jenny Gearheart
85 Kathy McDowell
84 Robert Penner
83 John Row
81 Sam Schermerhorn
81 Tom Schermerhorn
80 Mark Land
80 Marie Plinsky
79 Jeff Calhoun
78 Jane Withee Hebert
76 Mick McHugh

Morton 378
331 Sebastian Patti
318 Mike Rader
315 Scott Seltman
284 Galen Pittman
278 Brandon Percival
277 Max Thompson
272 Mick McHugh
265 Chet Gresham
264 Pete Janzen
263 Mark Corder
261 Matt Gearheart
254 Chris Hobbs
248 Dave Williams
243 Gene Young
242 Tyler Hicks
242 Kevin Groeneweg
238 Jim Malcolm
238 Will Chatfield-Taylor
236 Robert Fisher
236 Jeff Calhoun
213 David Seibel
210 Gregg Friesen
207 Henry Armknecht
206 Mark Land
206 Glenn Caspers
206 Doris Burnett
200 Lisa Edwards
189 Leon Hicks
185 Tom Ewert
185 Nic Allen
176 Robert Penner
173 Andrew Burnett
168 Dan Gish
165 Carolyn Schwab
165 Dan Larson
163 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
156 Nathan Shipley
155 Dan Mulhern
150 Kellye Hart
150 Cheryl Miller
143 Rod Wedel
143 Chuck Otte
141 Jaye Otte
140 Charles Anderson
137 Aaron Mitchell
120 Danny Aker
119 Craig Faanes
112 Phil Wedge
112 Brandon Magette
108 Edge Wade
108 Trent Reed
105 Lowell Johnson
104 Jimmy Woodard
103 Rodney Wright
101 Nancy Beard
100 Bill Beard
100 Nick Varvel
98 Robert Kruger
94 Eulalia Lewis
94 Eugene Lewis
92 Mike Hudson
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
88 James Barnes
88 Kathy Carroll
86 Mary Pat Haddican
85 John Row
83 Debby McKee
83 Chris Fagyal
82 Jim Wilson
82 Jennifer Hammett
76 Jon Strong
75 Jonathan Vande Kopple
75 Sue Newland

Nemaha 240
196 Rosella Royer
155 Don Merz
151 Chuck Otte
142 Henry Armknecht
139 Matt Gearheart
137 Galen Pittman
131 Jim Malcolm
129 John Schukman
120 Pete Janzen
113 Kevin Groeneweg
108 Dan Larson
105 Carol Morgan
104 Sam Mannell
104 Terry Mannell
100 Nic Allen
97 Glenn Caspers
96 Mike Rader
96 Linda Vidosh Zempel
96 Sue Newland
91 Tony Schaar
90 Robert Penner
86 Doris Burnett
84 Kathy McDowell
83 Scott Seltman
81 Ron Marteney
81 Marie Plinsky
79 Gregg Friesen
79 Will Chatfield-Taylor
75 Jon Strong
75 John Zempel

Neosho 294
292 Andrew Burnett
185 Rick Tucker
182 Matt Gearheart
173 Henry Armknecht
169 Jim Malcolm
169 Kevin Groeneweg
158 Pete Janzen
153 Dave Henness
151 Nick Varvel
127 Jeff Witters
116 Mike Rader
115 Tyler Hicks
115 Carolyn Schwab
113 Dan Larson
111 Chet Gresham
107 Kathy Carroll
106 Galen Pittman
104 Glenn Caspers
102 Tom Ewert
101 Scott Seltman
98 Marie Plinsky
98 Sam Mannell
98 Terry Mannell
97 Kathy McDowell
95 Mick McHugh
94 Will Chatfield-Taylor
93 Robert Penner
93 Trent Reed
89 David Mills
86 Nic Allen
86 Jeff Calhoun
83 Leon Hicks
83 Rodney Wright
82 Doris Burnett
81 John Mallery
81 Chuck Otte
80 Jaye Otte

Ness 218
165 Henry Armknecht
150 Pete Janzen
137 Scott Seltman
123 Jim Malcolm
117 Jeff Calhoun
113 Kevin Groeneweg
109 Matt Gearheart
100 Tom Ewert
91 Glenn Caspers
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
84 Trent Reed
78 Robert Penner
78 Mike Rader
78 Nick Varvel
77 Nic Allen

Norton 241
190 Henry Armknecht
188 Scott Seltman
155 Jim Malcolm
154 Kevin Groeneweg
153 Pete Janzen
134 Glenn Caspers
133 Mike Rader
133 Matt Gearheart
118 Brett Sandercock
117 Tom Ewert
114 Jonathan Vande Kopple
113 David Seibel
109 Sam Mannell
109 Terry Mannell
109 Nic Allen
106 Jeff Calhoun
97 Dan Larson
96 Doris Burnett
91 Nick Varvel
84 John Row
80 Atcha Nolan

Osage 316
280 Jim Malcolm
228 Matt Gearheart
206 Mick McHugh
199 Nic Allen
182 Robert Fisher
181 Glenn Caspers
181 Dan Larson
177 Galen Pittman
164 Mark Land
156 Nick Varvel
154 Tyler Hicks
154 Kathy McDowell
148 Henry Armknecht
148 Carol Morgan
143 Dan Gish
143 Marie Plinsky
134 Pete Janzen
133 Malcolm Gold
128 Sue Newland
126 Debby McKee
123 Will Chatfield-Taylor
122 David Seibel
120 Jennifer Hammett
116 Aaron Mitchell
114 Jenny Gearheart
106 Sam Mannell
106 Terry Mannell
105 Kevin Groeneweg
105 Doris Burnett
102 Scott Seltman
102 Jeff Hansen
99 Rodney Wright
98 Trent Reed
95 Chris Fagyal
89 Phil Wedge
89 Mike Rader
89 Chuck Otte
89 Mike Hudson
87 Jon Strong
86 Kelli Egbert
80 Don Merz
80 Kathy Carroll
77 Linda Vidosh Zempel
76 Jaye Otte

Osborne 231
219 Henry Armknecht
165 Charles Anderson
152 Mike Rader
110 Kevin Groeneweg
109 Jim Malcolm
104 Pete Janzen
101 Scott Seltman
100 Matt Gearheart
88 Sam Mannell
88 Terry Mannell
88 Glenn Caspers
86 Dan Larson
80 Jeff Calhoun
79 Robert Penner
78 Jonathan Vande Kopple

Ottawa 239
160 Henry Armknecht
129 Jim Malcolm
129 Chuck Otte
118 Kevin Groeneweg
116 Mike Rader
116 Pete Janzen
110 Matt Gearheart
101 Scott Seltman
100 Jaye Otte
92 Doris Burnett
84 Sam Mannell
84 Terry Mannell
83 Tom Ewert
82 Glenn Caspers
81 Dan Gish
79 Nic Allen
77 Jeff Calhoun
75 Dan Larson

Pawnee 301
299 Scott Seltman
196 Barry Jones
158 Henry Armknecht
156 Pete Janzen
152 Mike Rader
144 Kevin Groeneweg
139 Jeff Calhoun
135 Mary Pat Haddican
129 Jim Malcolm
127 Jonathan Vande Kopple
126 Matt Gearheart
123 Mike Harding
114 Galen Pittman
105 Tom Ewert
96 Sam Mannell
96 Terry Mannell
91 Kathy Carroll
88 Nic Allen
87 Robert Penner
86 Doris Burnett
82 Malcolm Gold
79 Jennifer Hammett
78 Dan Larson
77 Chuck Otte
77 Glenn Caspers

Phillips 270
207 Mike Rader
185 Henry Armknecht
167 Jonathan Vande Kopple
161 Scott Seltman
156 Pete Janzen
156 Kevin Groeneweg
149 Shannon Rothchild
145 Matt Gearheart
135 Tom Ewert
126 Glenn Caspers
113 Jim Malcolm
111 Sam Mannell
111 Terry Mannell
106 Dan Larson
101 Nic Allen
99 Chuck Otte
99 John Row
99 Cheryl Miller
97 Doris Burnett
96 Mark Land
94 Nick Varvel
89 Jenny Gearheart
81 David Seibel
81 Jeff Calhoun
80 Robert Penner
77 Rick Tucker

Pottawatomie 326
275 Ted Cable
275 Doris Burnett
253 Brandon Magette
224 Lowell Johnson
220 Tom Schermerhorn
218 John Row
217 Sam Schermerhorn
207 Dan Mulhern
202 Jim Malcolm
202 Mike Rader
197 Gene Young
189 Carol Morgan
186 Henry Armknecht
167 Mike Hudson
161 Charles Anderson
157 Brett Sandercock
144 Chuck Otte
143 Galen Pittman
141 John Zempel
138 Matt Gearheart
138 Linda Vidosh Zempel
138 Sue Newland
137 Debby McKee
129 Sam Mannell
129 Terry Mannell
124 Kevin Groeneweg
123 Dan Larson
119 Glenn Caspers
114 Pete Janzen
113 Marie Plinsky
112 Don Merz
109 Kathy McDowell
108 T. J. Walker
104 Jaye Otte
102 Nathan Shipley
101 Nick Varvel
101 Nic Allen
100 Jeff Calhoun
95 Mick McHugh
94 Judd Patterson
94 Robert Penner
84 Tom Parker
83 Scott Seltman
83 Will Chatfield-Taylor
82 Jennifer Hammett
79 Rodney Wright

Pratt 301
253 Mike Rader
173 Scott Seltman
159 Pete Janzen
153 Kevin Groeneweg
144 Henry Armknecht
140 Linda Loomis
140 Jeff Calhoun
134 Mary Pat Haddican
131 Matt Gearheart
118 Tom Ewert
108 Jim Malcolm
106 Aaron Mitchell
101 Galen Pittman
99 Gregg Friesen
95 Robert Penner
94 Mark Land
91 Chuck Otte
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
90 Glenn Caspers
90 Dan Larson
88 Jaye Otte
84 Bill Beard
83 Nancy Beard
81 Kathy McDowell
78 Chet Gresham

Rawlins 211
158 Henry Armknecht
144 Matt Gearheart
128 Pete Janzen
119 Kevin Groeneweg
112 Mark Land
101 Jim Malcolm
95 Dan Larson
88 Sam Mannell
88 Terry Mannell
81 Jon Strong
81 Glenn Caspers
80 Tom Ewert

Reno 339
264 Andrew Miller
258 Joseph Miller
258 Pete Janzen
229 Kevin Groeneweg
219 Tom Ewert
204 Harry Gregory
185 Mike Rader
181 Chet Gresham
178 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
170 Bill Beard
170 Nancy Beard
164 Jeff Calhoun
163 Matt Gearheart
161 Cheryl Miller
161 Henry Armknecht
159 Carolyn Schwab
156 Tyler Hicks
154 Doris Burnett
150 Scott Seltman
142 James Barnes
137 Gregg Friesen
137 Rod Wedel
131 Jeff McIntyre
125 Jim Malcolm
120 Mary Pat Haddican
117 Ethan Maynard
113 Galen Pittman
107 Leon Hicks
103 Nic Allen
101 Nick Varvel
99 Chuck Otte
97 Glenn Caspers
96 Sam Mannell
96 Terry Mannell
90 Trent Reed
88 Tristen Weinbrenner
88 Ben Rogers
88 Rodney Wright
88 Mark Land
82 Marie Plinsky
81 Kathy McDowell
80 David Seibel
79 Robert Penner
78 Carol Morgan
77 Dan Larson

Republic 217
135 Henry Armknecht
127 Jim Malcolm
114 Matt Gearheart
109 Chuck Otte
107 Doris Burnett
105 Kevin Groeneweg
103 Pete Janzen
103 Mike Rader
97 Gregg Friesen
87 Sam Mannell
87 Terry Mannell
85 Nic Allen
82 Dan Larson
81 Scott Seltman
78 Phil Wedge
77 Glenn Caspers
75 Eulalia Lewis
75 Eugene Lewis

Rice 250
187 Levi Beaver
152 Pete Janzen
151 Mike Rader
150 Kevin Groeneweg
148 Jim Malcolm
143 Henry Armknecht
116 Scott Seltman
116 Matt Gearheart
111 Galen Pittman
109 Doris Burnett
108 Nick Varvel
104 Jeff Calhoun
102 Tom Ewert
96 Robert Kruger
94 Gregg Friesen
92 Robert Penner
92 Glenn Caspers
90 Kathy McDowell
87 Mary Pat Haddican
83 Chuck Otte
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
79 Jaye Otte
77 Dan Larson
77 Carol Morgan
75 Marie Plinsky
75 Carolyn Schwab

Riley 358
295 Lowell Johnson
289 Ted Cable
281 Doris Burnett
268 Brett Sandercock
266 Dave Rintoul
260 John Row
238 Jeff Keating
229 Mike Rader
228 Dan Mulhern
204 Tom Schermerhorn
194 Nathan Shipley
186 Chuck Otte
182 Sam Schermerhorn
180 Henry Armknecht
171 Jim Malcolm
171 Mike Hudson
170 Jaye Otte
161 Tom Parker
159 Charles Anderson
158 Judd Patterson
149 Matt Gearheart
137 Dan Larson
134 Carol Morgan
124 Galen Pittman
121 Jane Withee Hebert
120 T. J. Walker
120 Pete Janzen
111 Nic Allen
111 Jeff Calhoun
110 Kevin Groeneweg
109 Linda Vidosh Zempel
108 Glenn Caspers
105 Dan Gish
105 Sam Mannell
105 Terry Mannell
103 Scott Seltman
101 John Zempel
100 Nick Varvel
99 Calvin Wohler
99 Debby McKee
91 Tyler Hicks
91 Mick McHugh
91 Jennifer Hammett
90 Trent Reed
87 Glenn Walbek
86 Brandon Magette
84 Sue Newland
82 Don Merz
81 Steve Roels
80 Dan Thalmann
80 Tom Ewert
80 Malcolm Gold
77 Kathy McDowell

Rooks 282
246 Jonathan Vande Kopple
206 Henry Armknecht
167 Scott Seltman
160 Mike Rader
140 Matt Gearheart
137 Kevin Groeneweg
134 Pete Janzen
133 Nick Varvel
126 Tom Ewert
119 Sam Mannell
119 Terry Mannell
118 Nic Allen
116 Jim Malcolm
113 Jeff Calhoun
111 Jenny Gearheart
88 Robert Penner
86 Dan Larson
85 David Seibel
84 Doris Burnett
77 Glenn Caspers

Rush 269
253 Scott Seltman
168 Henry Armknecht
161 Mike Rader
130 Pete Janzen
127 Jim Malcolm
122 Kevin Groeneweg
112 Matt Gearheart
108 Robert Penner
104 Jeff Calhoun
101 Nick Varvel
100 Tom Ewert
96 Barry Jones
85 Sam Mannell
85 Terry Mannell
81 Gregg Friesen
81 Glenn Caspers
81 Doris Burnett

Russell 335
303 Mike Rader
206 Henry Armknecht
162 Scott Seltman
160 Matt Gearheart
160 Kevin Groeneweg
158 Sam Mannell
158 Terry Mannell
140 Pete Janzen
139 Jim Malcolm
133 Jeff Calhoun
129 Tom Ewert
121 Nic Allen
114 Nick Varvel
114 Chuck Otte
111 Doris Burnett
108 Robert Kruger
104 Robert Penner
101 Jennifer Hammett
101 Malcolm Gold
100 Gregg Friesen
95 Will Chatfield-Taylor
94 Glenn Caspers
92 Carol Morgan
92 Dan Larson
89 Andrew Burnett
88 Rob Graham
87 Trent Reed
84 Mark Land
82 John Row
80 Jon Strong
76 Sue Newland

Saline 272
170 Mike Rader
155 Bill Trelc Jr.
148 Doris Burnett
146 Henry Armknecht
141 Kat Farres
140 Dennis Farres
132 Jim Malcolm
130 Judd Patterson
128 Pete Janzen
125 Chuck Otte
123 Kevin Groeneweg
123 Matt Gearheart
109 Galen Pittman
109 Scott Seltman
106 Tom Ewert
105 David Weible
103 Jaye Otte
99 Dan Larson
95 Sam Mannell
95 Terry Mannell
95 Robert Kruger
90 Glenn Caspers
82 Robert Penner
82 Jeff Calhoun
81 Kathy McDowell
81 Marie Plinsky
77 Gregg Friesen
75 Nick Varvel

Scott 293
218 Scott Seltman
182 Henry Armknecht
160 Jeff Calhoun
158 Mike Rader
153 Pete Janzen
145 Matt Gearheart
141 Kevin Groeneweg
137 Mike Hudson
130 Nick Varvel
129 Tom Ewert
121 Jim Malcolm
113 Trent Reed
112 Gregg Friesen
102 Doris Burnett
101 Sam Mannell
101 Terry Mannell
95 Glenn Caspers
94 Galen Pittman
94 Rodney Wright
89 Sam Schermerhorn
89 Tom Schermerhorn
80 Dan Larson
78 Chuck Otte
78 Jaye Otte
76 Robert Penner
76 Malcolm Gold

Sedgwick 382
346 Pete Janzen
307 John Northrup
292 Kevin Groeneweg
284 Chet Gresham
269 Bill Beard
269 Jeff Calhoun
264 Nancy Beard
259 James Barnes
254 Tyler Hicks
249 Tom Ewert
235 Gene Young
230 Leon Hicks
227 Jay Newton
222 Cheryl Miller
206 Carolyn Schwab
181 Ben Rogers
178 Charles Anderson
173 Henry Armknecht
168 Rod Wedel
167 Harry Gregory
159 Matt Gearheart
155 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
149 Jim Malcolm
148 Jim Wilson
138 Doris Burnett
136 Scott Seltman
136 Gregg Friesen
133 Chuck Otte
130 Bill Trelc Jr.
129 Ethan Maynard
123 Sam Mannell
123 Terry Mannell
122 Nic Allen
117 Mark Land
116 Tony Schaar
116 Mike Rader
114 Dallas Hewett
112 Andrew Miller
108 Dan Larson
108 Jaye Otte
108 Glenn Caspers
107 Nick Varvel
103 Galen Pittman
89 David Seibel
85 Andrew Burnett
83 Suntesha Wustrack
77 Robert Penner
77 Aaron Kim-Luellen
75 Kathy McDowell

Seward 294
237 Mike Rader
184 Lisa Edwards
181 Jeff Calhoun
160 Henry Armknecht
156 Mick McHugh
156 Kevin Groeneweg
155 Galen Pittman
150 Scott Seltman
121 Jim Malcolm
114 Tom Ewert
111 Pete Janzen
109 Kellye Hart
103 Chet Gresham
102 Nick Varvel
98 Tyler Hicks
98 Matt Gearheart
96 Gregg Friesen
93 Glenn Caspers
89 Trent Reed
82 Sam Mannell
82 Terry Mannell
81 David Seibel
81 Jonathan Vande Koppel
79 Rodney Wright
79 Malcolm Gold
77 Robert Penner
76 Dan Larson

Shawnee 329
289 Jim Malcolm
256 Dan Larson
250 Carol Morgan
247 Dan Gish
237 Glenn Caspers
230 Jeff Hansen
230 Debby McKee
228 Don Merz
222 Marie Plinsky
220 Sue Newland
219 Linda Vidosh Zempel
205 John Zempel
200 Kathy McDowell
186 Sam Mannell
186 Terry Mannell
176 Galen Pittman
175 Kelli Egbert
165 Matt Gearheart
165 Randy Kennedy
155 Henry Armknecht
148 Carolyn Schwab
148 Brandon Magette
134 Mike Harding
125 Mick McHugh
123 David Seibel
120 John Row
116 Chuck Otte
116 Michelle Folster
114 Bill Trelc Jr.
114 Mike Rader
112 Kevin Groeneweg
110 Pete Janzen
110 Nick Varvel
103 Will Chatfield-Taylor
94 Russ Mauzy
93 Jaye Otte
88 Mark Land
86 Robert Penner
84 Scott Seltman
81 Jon Strong
81 Tony Schaar
81 Mike Hudson
80 Gregg Friesen
79 Nic Allen
79 Kathy Carroll
78 Doris Burnett

Sheridan 236
155 Henry Armknecht
109 Pete Janzen
108 Kevin Groeneweg
102 Jim Malcolm
101 Matt Gearheart
96 Scott Seltman
93 Mike Rader
85 Glenn Caspers
84 Jonathan Vande Kopple
84 Jeff Calhoun
80 Sam Mannell
80 Terry Mannell
80 Doris Burnett
75 Robert Penner

Sherman 284
264 John Palmquist
161 Henry Armknecht
154 Pete Janzen
143 Matt Gearheart
138 Kevin Groeneweg
101 Mark Land
101 Jim Malcolm
98 Mike Rader
98 Scott Seltman
85 Sam Mannell
85 Terry Mannell
84 Tony Schaar
83 Doris Burnett
81 Glenn Caspers
78 Robert Penner
76 Tom Ewert

Smith 212
186 Mike Rader
169 Henry Armknecht
127 Glenn Caspers
126 Shannon Rothchild
111 Kevin Groeneweg
105 Jim Malcolm
100 Pete Janzen
92 Dan Larson
90 Scott Seltman
80 Tom Ewert
77 Sam Mannell
77 Terry Mannell
77 Robert Penner
77 Matt Gearheart

Stafford 359
313 Mike Rader
295 Scott Seltman
289 Barry Jones
270 Robert Penner
248 Max Thompson
248 Gene Young
245 Tyler Hicks
244 Kevin Groeneweg
243 Pete Janzen
243 Mary Pat Haddican
241 Mick McHugh
241 Galen Pittman
240 Matt Gearheart
238 Jay Newton
234 Robert Fisher
232 Lloyd Moore
230 David Seibel
225 Andrew Miller
221 Joseph Miller
220 Gregg Friesen
220 Kathy McDowell
218 Marie Plinsky
217 Jim Malcolm
217 Henry Armknecht
214 Craig Faanes
214 Chet Gresham
214 Harry Gregory
211 Bill Beard
210 Nancy Beard
209 Cheryl Miller
209 Malcolm Gold
209 Tom Ewert
208 Leon Hicks
207 Nic Allen
207 Mark Land
206 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
206 Jeff Calhoun
204 Chuck Otte
204 Carolyn Schwab
204 Doris Burnett
202 John Northrup
200 Aaron Mitchell
197 Brett Sandercock
197 Will Chatfield-Taylor
196 Dan Mulhern
196 Glenn Caspers
192 Sam Mannell
192 Terry Mannell
192 Jennifer Hammett
188 Dan Larson
186 Phil Wedge
184 Dan Gish
184 Nick Varvel
179 Jaye Otte
177 James Barnes
177 Kathy Carroll
174 Trent Reed
172 Rob Graham
161 Andrew Burnett
160 Rod Wedel
159 Sue Newland
158 Linda Vadosh Zempel
157 John Mallery
155 Carol Morgan
154 Ben Rogers
152 Charles Anderson
143 Bill Trelc Jr.
142 Jonathan Vande Kopple
142 Don Merz
141 Rodney Wright
140 Edge Wade
140 Ethan Maynard
137 Sam Schermerhorn
137 Tom Schermerhorn
137 Debby McKee
136 Jimmy Woodard
127 Jeff McIntyre
127 Kelli Egbert
126 Corey Entriken
122 Lowell Johnson
121 Lisa Edwards
121 John Zempel
116 Jim Wilson
114 John Row
110 Danny Akers
108 Steven McDaniel
108 Brandon Magette
105 Judd Patterson
105 Mike Harding
102 Nathan Shipley
100 Curtis Wolf
97 Greyson Yerby
96 Atcha Nolan
95 Chris Fagyal
95 Diane Persons
93 Mike Hudson
90 David Mills
89 Dallas Hewett
88 Jon Strong
87 Walter Cochran

Stanton 228
149 Henry Armknecht
130 Jim Malcolm
122 Scott Seltman
121 Jeff Calhoun
114 Mike Rader
110 Pete Janzen
110 Kevin Groeneweg
84 Matt Gearheart
81 Tom Ewert
80 Sam Mannell
80 Terry Mannell
80 Robert Penner
76 Glenn Caspers

Stevens 230
146 Mike Rader
145 Henry Armknecht
138 Jim Malcolm
135 Scott Seltman
127 Kevin Groeneweg
122 Pete Janzen
120 Jeff Calhoun
106 Matt Gearheart
90 Nic Allen
87 Tom Ewert
84 Glenn Caspers
80 Sam Mannell
80 Terry Mannell
79 Robert Penner

Sumner 326
297 Max Thompson
289 Gene Young
238 Tyler Hicks
234 Kevin Groeneweg
227 Leon Hicks
207 Pete Janzen
207 David Seibel
199 Jeff Calhoun
181 Mike Rader
180 Carolyn Schwab
164 Tom Ewert
159 Henry Armknecht
150 Matt Gearheart
145 Nancy Beard
143 Bill Beard
143 Jim Malcolm
131 Chet Gresham
129 James Barnes
127 Scott Seltman
112 Sam Mannell
112 Terry Mannell
102 Glenn Caspers
98 Chuck Otte
97 Dan Larson
97 Doris Burnett
94 Galen Pittman
92 Nic Allen
87 Cheryl Miller
85 Mark Land
82 Jaye Otte
80 Sam Schermerhorn
80 Tom Schermerhorn

Thomas 218
152 Henry Armknecht
123 Pete Janzen
111 William Piper
111 Kevin Groeneweg
101 Jim Malcolm
90 Sam Mannell
90 Terry Mannell
90 Matt Gearheart
79 Robert Penner
77 Glenn Caspers
76 Scott Seltman

Trego 264
206 Scott Seltman
188 Henry Armknecht
154 Mike Rader
137 Matt Gearheart
137 Kevin Groeneweg
125 Jim Malcolm
125 Nick Varvel
125 Jeff Calhoun
117 Pete Janzen
106 Lloyd Moore
105 Sam Mannell
105 Terry Mannell
102 Tom Ewert
100 Gregg Friesen
99 Aaron Mitchell
83 Eulalia Lewis
83 Eugene Lewis
82 Chuck Otte
78 Will Chatfield-Taylor
78 Glenn Caspers
78 Dan Larson

Wabaunsee 272
232 Jim Malcolm
169 Brandon Magette
167 Carol Morgan
153 Henry Armknecht
152 Matt Gearheart
146 Galen Pittman
143 Chuck Otte
142 Dan Larson
133 Dan Gish
129 Tom Schermerhorn
128 Sam Schermerhorn
125 John Row
121 Doris Burnett
115 Nick Varvel
114 Glenn Caspers
110 Mike Hudson
109 Kathy Bandyk
108 John Zempel
107 Linda Vidosh Zempel
107 Malcolm Gold
106 Kevin Groeneweg
105 Pete Janzen
103 Sam Mannell
103 Terry Mannell
101 Mick McHugh
101 Mike Rader
100 Sue Newland
99 Kathy McDowell
98 Jenny Gearheart
98 Jeff Hansen
96 Nic Allen
96 Debby McKee
95 Jaye Otte
91 Marie Plinsky
88 Rodney Wright
84 Robert Penner
82 Will Chatfield-Taylor
80 John Mallery
75 Greyson Yerby
75 Phil Wedge

Wallace 215
161 Henry Armknecht
125 Pete Janzen
120 Kevin Groeneweg
105 Matt Gearheart
102 Jim Malcolm
88 Sam Mannell
88 Terry Mannell
87 Scott Seltman
87 Tom Ewert
85 Glenn Caspers
80 Jeff Calhoun
78 Robert Penner

Washington 257
221 Dan Thalmann
208 Warren Buss
143 Tom Parker
141 Henry Armknecht
140 Matt Gearheart
119 Pete Janzen
119 Jim Malcolm
118 Kevin Groeneweg
114 Mike Rader
113 Doris Burnett
112 Mark Land
111 Chuck Otte
111 Scott Seltman
111 David Seibel
103 Jaye Otte
100 Dan Larson
97 Galen Pittman
93 Lisa Weeks
92 Sam Mannell
92 Terry Mannell
90 Calvin Wohler
88 Sue Calhoon
80 Glenn Caspers
79 Robert Penner
75 Jon Strong

Wichita 209
152 Pete Janzen
138 Kevin Groeneweg
132 Henry Armknecht
120 Scott Seltman
118 Jim Malcolm
117 Tom Ewert
110 Matt Gearheart
107 Sebastian Patti
98 Mike Rader
98 Jeff Calhoun
89 Sam Mannell
89 Terry Mannell
76 Glenn Caspers
75 Trent Reed

Wilson 240
191 Andrew Burnett
162 Pete Janzen
154 Kevin Groeneweg
150 Jim Malcolm
142 David Mills
132 Henry Armknecht
110 Galen Pittman
107 Tom Ewert
106 Ben Rogers
101 Matt Gearheart
95 Carolyn Schwab
94 Mike Rader
93 Glenn Caspers
92 Scott Seltman
91 Dan Larson
90 David Seibel
83 Sam Mannell
83 Terry Mannell
81 Chuck Otte
80 Nic Allen
80 Rick Tucker
80 Jaye Otte
78 Robert Penner
77 Chet Gresham
76 Tony Schaar
75 Will Chatfield-Taylor

Woodson 274
202 Andrew Burnett
193 Tyler Hicks
180 Jim Malcolm
174 Pete Janzen
165 Jim Wilson
151 Kevin Groeneweg
142 Henry Armknecht
137 Matt Gearheart
136 David Mills
133 Dan Larson
133 Carolyn Schwab
125 Gregg Friesen
123 Tom Ewert
118 Leon Hicks
116 Galen Pittman
115 Rick Tucker
112 Chuck Otte
109 Scott Seltman
102 Mike Rader
102 John Mallory
101 Sam Mannell
101 Terry Mannell
100 David Seibel
96 Jaye Otte
91 Chet Gresham
90 Nic Allen
90 Nick Varvel
85 Tony Schaar
84 Glenn Caspers
81 Trent Reed
80 Robert Penner
80 Jeff Calhoun
78 Will Chatfield-Taylor
77 Mick McHugh
77 Doris Burnett

Wyandotte 302
238 Lloyd Moore
214 Matt Gearheart
203 Dave Henness
196 Galen Pittman
192 Mick McHugh
189 David Seibel
167 Nick Varvel
155 Mike Hudson
155 Nic Allen
152 Kathy Carroll
151 Malcolm Gold
144 Mark Land
140 Henry Armknecht
132 Jim Malcolm
132 Rodney Wright
130 Jennifer Hammett
123 Mike Rader
122 Kevin Groeneweg
117 Pete Janzen
114 Don Merz
113 Diane Persons
110 Jim Walton
109 Will Chatfield-Taylor
107 Glenn Caspers
107 Sam Mannell
107 Terry Mannell
105 Dan Larson
102 Chuck Otte
96 Kathy McDowell
96 John Mallery
94 Trent Reed
91 Corey Entriken
89 Laura Gilchrist
88 Tom Ewert
87 Michelle Folster
82 Jenny Gearheart
80 Scott Seltman
80 Kellie Egbert
80 Sue Newland
76 Nathan Shipley


Birders with more than 4000 Total Ticks (November 7, 2017)
16914 Henry Armknecht
15485 Pete Janzen
15057 Kevin Groeneweg
14958 Jim Malcolm
14767 Matt Gearheart
14066 Mike Rader
12853 Scott Seltman
10658 Glenn Caspers
10519 Sam Mannell
10519 Terry Mannell
10043 Tom Ewert
9525 Dan Larson
9403 Jeff Calhoun
9313 Galen Pittman
8056 Nic Allen
7644 Chuck Otte
7410 Doris Burnett
6699 Robert Penner
6367 Nick Varvel
5500 Gregg Friesen
5249 Mick McHugh
5220 David Seibel
5134 Carolyn Schwab
5024 Will Chatfield-Taylor
4714 Mark Land
4664 Jaye Otte
4238 Trent Reed
4177 Kathy McDowell
4076 Tyler Hicks

Top Ten Counties-Total Ticks (November 7, 2017)
17727 Stafford
14819 Barton
14169 Douglas
12302 Morton
11695 Johnson
10028 Linn
8156 Sedgwick
7661 Riley
7510 Jefferson
7124 Geary

Kansas Lifetime List
438 Scott Seltman
437 Sebastian Patti
437 Ted Cable
436 Mike Rader
433 Galen Pittman
431 Mark Corder
429 Mick McHugh
426 Pete Janzen
425 JoAnn Garrett (D)
419 Don Vannoy (D)
417 Chris Hobbs
413 Matt Gearheart
410 Max Thompson
407 Lloyd Moore(D)
407 David Seibel
406 Robert Penner
404 Kevin Groeneweg
401 Dave Williams
397 Dan Kilby
389 Mark Land
386 Doris Burnett
384 Henry Armknecht
383 Robert Fisher (D)
380 Chet Gresham
380 Jim Malcolm
380 Carolyn Schwab
377 John Schukman
377 Chuck Otte
376 Will Chatfield-Taylor
375 Dan Gish
373 Steven Crawford
373 Jeff Calhoun
370 Nic Allen
369 Tyler Hicks
368 Dan Larson
362 Jaye Otte
362 Phil Wedge
359 Gene Young
356 Gregg Friesen
355 Dave Rintoul
355 Tom Ewert
354 Richard Rucker (D)
352 Roger Boyd
351 Aaron Mitchell
350 Richard Parker
350 Andrew Burnett
348 Sam Mannell
348 Terry Mannell
347 Dave Bryan
347 Glenn Caspers
346 Leon Hicks
346 John Northrup
346 Nick Varvel
345 Brandon Percival
344 Craig Faanes
343 Bill Beard (D)
339 Art Swalwell
339 Nancy Beard (D)
338 Dan Mulhern
335 Trent Reed
335 Malcolm Gold
335 Sue Newland
332 Kerrie Kirkpatrick
332 Will Chatfield-Taylor
331 Lowell Johnson
330 Rod Wedel
328 Charles Anderson
328 Jennifer Hammett
327 Rodney Wright
326 Kathy Carroll
322 Alan Godwin
322 Kathy McDowell
322 Linda Vidosh Zempel
320 Chris Wood
320 Carol Morgan
319 Mel Cooksey
319 Harry Gregory
317 Jay Newton
317 Ralph Wiley
316 Allen Jahn
316 Marie Plinsky
313 Paul Lehman
313 John Row
311 Lisa Edwards
311 John Rakestraw
311 Brandon Magette
311 John Zempel
310 James Barnes
310 Brett Sandercock
308 Al Schirmacher
307 Elizabeth Cole (D)
307 John Mallery
306 Kenn Kaufman
305 Nathan Shipley
304 Mike Hudson
304 Don Merz
304 Debby McKee
303 Nanette Johnson
302 Corey Entriken
301 Ralph Pike
301 Andrew Miller
300 Ken Hollinga
300 A. Dean Cole (D)
295 Jim Wilson
294 Kelli Egbert
290 Tom Schermerhorn
289 Pat Beckemeyer
288 Sam Schermerhorn
288 Jonathan Vande Kopple
287 Mike Stewart
285 Jenny Gearheart
284 Guy Smith
284 Mike Harding
283 Jeff Keating
280 Carl Holmes
279 David W. Holmes
279 Roy Beckemeyer
279 Ben Rogers
277 Jananne McNitt (D)
275 Bradley Bergstorm
274 Edge Wade
270 Tom Parker
269 B.J. Rose
268 Chris Fagyal
268 Rob Graham
266 Byron Berger
266 Kellye Hart
266 Ethan Maynard
264 John Palmquist
264 Mary Pat Haddican
263 Philip Kaul (D)
263 Dan Thalmann
261 Eugene R. Lewis
259 Michael Cooper
258 Robert Kruger
257 Bob Dester
253 J. Pat Valentik
252 Jim Walton
251 Jean Leonatti
250 Jimmy Woodard
250 Jeff Hansen
249 Harlow Butcher
249 Hugh Jefferies
247 Jon Dunn
247 Jeanette Runyan
247 Bonnie Heidy
247 Diane Persons
246 Steven McDaniel
246 Greyson Yerby
246 Danny Akers
244 Thomas Heatley
244 Linda Childers
244 Calvin Wohler
243 Dean Fisher
243 Steve Rhoades
241 Judd Patterson
241 Deuane Hoffman
239 Levi Beaver
237 Walter Ross (D)
237 Tristen Weinbrenner
236 Tommie Rogers
236 Dave Silverman
235 Thomas Hoffman
233 Victor Moss
232 Duane Otto
231 Tony Schaar
230 Steve Roels
228 Gerry Parkinson
228 Richard Rosche
224 Margaret Wedge (D)
221 Sarah Roels
220 Dallas Hewitt
219 Jon Strong
218 T. J. Walker
217 Dave Griffiths
217 Joseph Hoelscher
213 Walter Cochran
212 Laurence Binford
210 Louis Banker (D)
210 Robert Neill
209 John Getgood
208 Floyd Lawhon (D)
208 Michelle Folster
205 Steven Den
200 Raymond Gassel
199 Randy Kennedy
190 Atcha Nolan
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Date: 11/9/17 7:46 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: MN BB Atlas
Malcolm, thanks for sharing the website for the Minnasoootah atlas with us. They made an amazing effort. The number of blocks they completed is, well...... the most I think I have ever seen. They still have a long way to go to catch up to the British, where they jokingly state, that there are at least three people who know where every nest is located in England. ☺

Good birdwatching,

Tom Shane
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Date: 11/9/17 6:59 pm
From: Kenneth Kinman <kinman...>
Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms (red-winged blackbirds)
Hi all,

With such huge swarms of red-winged blackbirds going through during migration, it is not surprising that the nearest town to Cheyenne Bottoms was named Redwing. I wonder if an estimate of 15 million would be a near record. Makes it hard to imagine that even larger swarms of Passenger Pigeons could be driven to extinction.


-------------Ken Kinman

Hays, Kansas (but born and raised in Barton County)


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Sent: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 10:00 PM
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: Quivira/Cheyenne

Terry Swope and I made our annual "hope we find" Whooping Cranes trip. We started with watching a Merlin eat breakfast while being serenaded by a braying donkey north of Ellinwood. Lots of Brewer's Blackbirds were here and in numerous other locations. We finally made it to Quivira with no wind and Black-bellied Plovers on the ice north of 170. We were able to scope 4 adult Whooping Cranes in front of thousands of Sandhills Cranes from the scope stand on the wildlife drive. They took off around 10:15 headed south. We found lots of geese and ducks on the western side with good flocks of Cackling and Ross's Geese, several Eared Grebes, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Least Sandpipers still around. Several Harrier's haggled over carrion on the ice. It was indeed awesome.

Red-tailed Hawks of a great variety kept us on our toes all day.

At Cheyenne Bottoms an amazing spectacle as millions of Red-winged Blackbirds were flying by us and around us in great waves, balls and huge streams for more than an hour. 15,000,000 is a conservative estimate!
Here I enjoyed photographing many young Ring-billed Gulls and a very young juvenile plumaged Herring Gull.

As I say so often these places never fail to amaze!

Mark Land
Overland Park, Ks

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Date: 11/9/17 12:17 pm
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: MN BBA Online
Hello All,

The MN Breeding Bird Atlas has come out online. I helped with a couple of
blocks the summer before moving to Kansas in 2013.

https://mnbirdatlas.org/

There might not be any application to KS, but it has been fun to explore.

Good Birding,

Malcolm Gold
(Overland Park, Johnson County KS formerly Winona MN)
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Date: 11/9/17 3:24 am
From: Barry Jones <Barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira report 8 November 2017
Thorough afternoon check of Quivira on 8 November produced no Whooping Cranes but we did find a beautiful juvenile Golden Eagle flying over the east side of the Wildlife Drive and there were still Le Conte's Sparrows at the Scenic Overlook along NE 140th. Also FOS Common Goldeneyes and Fox Sparrows.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/8/17 8:00 pm
From: Mark Land <markeland...>
Subject: Quivira/Cheyenne
Terry Swope and I made our annual "hope we find" Whooping Cranes trip. We started with watching a Merlin eat breakfast while being serenaded by a braying donkey north of Ellinwood. Lots of Brewer's Blackbirds were here and in numerous other locations. We finally made it to Quivira with no wind and Black-bellied Plovers on the ice north of 170. We were able to scope 4 adult Whooping Cranes in front of thousands of Sandhills Cranes from the scope stand on the wildlife drive. They took off around 10:15 headed south. We found lots of geese and ducks on the western side with good flocks of Cackling and Ross's Geese, several Eared Grebes, Lesser Yellowlegs, and Least Sandpipers still around. Several Harrier's haggled over carrion on the ice. It was indeed awesome.

Red-tailed Hawks of a great variety kept us on our toes all day.

At Cheyenne Bottoms an amazing spectacle as millions of Red-winged Blackbirds were flying by us and around us in great waves, balls and huge streams for more than an hour. 15,000,000 is a conservative estimate!
Here I enjoyed photographing many young Ring-billed Gulls and a very young juvenile plumaged Herring Gull.

As I say so often these places never fail to amaze!

Mark Land
Overland Park, Ks

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Date: 11/8/17 6:09 pm
From: <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Perry Lake - Long-Tailed Ducks, Western Grebe, and Crossbills
This afternoon Kathy Carroll, Micky Louis, and myself checked around Perry Lake and enjoyed the calm warm weather. Our first scan of the flat water, Kathy picked out a Western Grebe north of the water control tower mixed in with a smattering of other waterfowl and gulls. We were soon after joined by Galen, when we tried 'unsuccessfully’ for the Townsend’s Solitaire but had four Red Crossbills flyover us at the western parking lot of the dam. We parted ways and scanned from multiple locations, but the surprise was after crossing paths with Galen back on the dam. From the western parking lot he spotted 17 Long-Tailed Ducks. To cap off the day we were successful with the Townsend’s Solitaire at dusk.




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It was a beautiful day of good weather, a nice selection of birds, and good friends. Good Birding,




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Date: 11/8/17 4:42 pm
From: Cheryl Miller <avian67226...>
Subject: Second Saturday Birdwalk, Wichita Audubon Society
*8 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11*Bring your binoculars and discover the ever
changing varieties of birds that visit and live in Chisholm Creek Park in
Wichita. No birding experience is expected or needed, no membership in any
organization is required, and no question is too elementary. Expect 1-2
miles of walking on paved paths. The walk will last approximately 90
minutes. Meet at the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot
For information:Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...>, 706-9116
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Wichita, KS

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Date: 11/8/17 4:32 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Re: Birding with eyeglasses
I've birded most of my life with glasses including full time sunglasses as well
as the photograys/transitions/whatever. I've never had any problem mainly
because I don't worry about color matching - I'm looking at patterns of light
and dark. But with that said, I don't see any noticeable shifts in colors or
picking out colors. And that's across four continents in all kinds of light
conditions!

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Date: 11/8/17 3:17 pm
From: Fr3dfree@cox <fr3dfree...>
Subject: Re: Birding with eyeglasses
I don’t wear my transition glasses when birding. The big problem for me occurs when I am in the sun( with dark lenses) trying to look at a bird to the dark shade such as under a bush or dense tree.

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> On Nov 8, 2017, at 1:20 PM, Jeff Cox <jeffacox54...> wrote:
>
> I have worn the latest version of Transitions lenses for the past couple of
> years. I like them a lot, but there is a problem if I am going back and
> forth from sun to shade, for example, walking down a trail that alternates
> between trees and no trees. The lenses don't darken or lighten quickly
> enough for my satisfaction - especially going from sun to shade, the lenses
> stay dark too long for my taste (especially if I run across birds right
> after I move into the shade). In those cases, I put on my spare glasses,
> without Transitions and hence, no darkening at all.
>
> I might add that when being a tourist and going in and out of museums or
> other attractions, the Transitions lenses are wonderful, since I'm not so
> worried about the speed of lightening, and it's nice to not have to always
> be switching sunglasses on and off.
>
> Jeff Cox
> Tulsa, OK
> 918-629-2140
>
>> On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:31 PM, Fred Bartel <fbartel70...> wrote:
>>
>> I have worn transition lenses for 30+ years, and they have never been an
>> issue while birding. Everything observed with them is effected equally so
>> contrasts in color appear natural.
>>
>>> On Nov 8, 2017 11:54 AM, "Dick Burkepile" <dicklburk...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hello, Fellow birders,
>>>
>>> My wife just had an eye check and is going to have to buy new glasses..
>>> For the first time she will be birding while wearing glasses. I've
>>> suggested that she get glasses with Transitions (that darken in bright
>>> sunlight). She is concerned that the darkening will make it hard to
>>> identify the birds. I've never had a problem, but then I'm not nearly as
>>> good a birder as she. I usually can't ID the bird regardless of the
>> light.
>>>
>>> Does anyone have experience birding with the Transition lenses that they
>>> would like to share?
>>>
>>> Thank you.
>>>
>>> Sincerely,
>>>
>>> Dick Burkepile
>>> Oxford, Mississippi (grew up in Hoxie, Kansas)
>>>
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Date: 11/8/17 3:04 pm
From: Ted Cable <tcable...>
Subject: Rusty Blackbirds and other Tuttle birds
I had my students out on the Eagle Pass Trail in Tuttle Creek State Park today and we saw two flocks of Rusty Blackbirds. One flock had at least 50 birds and the other had about 25 birds. I think these 75 or so Rusty Blackbirds are the most I have ever seen around Manhattan. Several students got nice photos with just their phone cameras. Other interesting birds were a Pileated Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Hawk, and a lingering Osprey. At the tubes there were still two Franklin's Gulls and a Bonaparte's Gull. - Ted

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Date: 11/8/17 12:55 pm
From: Jim Mason <jim...>
Subject: way lost, way tired bird
A guy came in today who had just come back from sailing in the south
Atlantic. He had a photo of a gallinaceous bird of some sort that had landed
on his rigging "about 700 miles west of Angola". Pretty much smack in the
middle of the ocean. Best I can figure is a juvenile Purple Gallinule.
Anyone know if they migrate back and forth from South America to Africa, or
was this just an extremely off course bird? I can send a photo to anyone
interested, or see my Kansas Birds FBook post.



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Date: 11/8/17 11:30 am
From: Jeff Cox <jeffacox54...>
Subject: Re: Birding with eyeglasses
I have worn the latest version of Transitions lenses for the past couple of
years. I like them a lot, but there is a problem if I am going back and
forth from sun to shade, for example, walking down a trail that alternates
between trees and no trees. The lenses don't darken or lighten quickly
enough for my satisfaction - especially going from sun to shade, the lenses
stay dark too long for my taste (especially if I run across birds right
after I move into the shade). In those cases, I put on my spare glasses,
without Transitions and hence, no darkening at all.

I might add that when being a tourist and going in and out of museums or
other attractions, the Transitions lenses are wonderful, since I'm not so
worried about the speed of lightening, and it's nice to not have to always
be switching sunglasses on and off.

Jeff Cox
Tulsa, OK
918-629-2140

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 12:31 PM, Fred Bartel <fbartel70...> wrote:

> I have worn transition lenses for 30+ years, and they have never been an
> issue while birding. Everything observed with them is effected equally so
> contrasts in color appear natural.
>
> On Nov 8, 2017 11:54 AM, "Dick Burkepile" <dicklburk...> wrote:
>
> > Hello, Fellow birders,
> >
> > My wife just had an eye check and is going to have to buy new glasses..
> > For the first time she will be birding while wearing glasses. I've
> > suggested that she get glasses with Transitions (that darken in bright
> > sunlight). She is concerned that the darkening will make it hard to
> > identify the birds. I've never had a problem, but then I'm not nearly as
> > good a birder as she. I usually can't ID the bird regardless of the
> light.
> >
> > Does anyone have experience birding with the Transition lenses that they
> > would like to share?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Dick Burkepile
> > Oxford, Mississippi (grew up in Hoxie, Kansas)
> >
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Date: 11/8/17 10:31 am
From: Fred Bartel <fbartel70...>
Subject: Re: Birding with eyeglasses
I have worn transition lenses for 30+ years, and they have never been an
issue while birding. Everything observed with them is effected equally so
contrasts in color appear natural.

On Nov 8, 2017 11:54 AM, "Dick Burkepile" <dicklburk...> wrote:

> Hello, Fellow birders,
>
> My wife just had an eye check and is going to have to buy new glasses..
> For the first time she will be birding while wearing glasses. I've
> suggested that she get glasses with Transitions (that darken in bright
> sunlight). She is concerned that the darkening will make it hard to
> identify the birds. I've never had a problem, but then I'm not nearly as
> good a birder as she. I usually can't ID the bird regardless of the light.
>
> Does anyone have experience birding with the Transition lenses that they
> would like to share?
>
> Thank you.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Dick Burkepile
> Oxford, Mississippi (grew up in Hoxie, Kansas)
>
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Date: 11/8/17 9:54 am
From: Dick Burkepile <dicklburk...>
Subject: Birding with eyeglasses
Hello, Fellow birders,

My wife just had an eye check and is going to have to buy new glasses..
For the first time she will be birding while wearing glasses. I've
suggested that she get glasses with Transitions (that darken in bright
sunlight). She is concerned that the darkening will make it hard to
identify the birds. I've never had a problem, but then I'm not nearly as
good a birder as she. I usually can't ID the bird regardless of the light.

Does anyone have experience birding with the Transition lenses that they
would like to share?

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Dick Burkepile
Oxford, Mississippi (grew up in Hoxie, Kansas)

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Date: 11/8/17 9:07 am
From: Lucia Johnson <luciaj...>
Subject: Killdeer
Well - they weren't Red Crossbills or Pine Siskins or Common Redpolls but......

......I was pleasantly surprised to see a small flock (about 20) Killdeer in the parking lot of my office when I left work last night about 6:15 PM. I love to watch them scurry around! It was odd to see them in the dark.

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Date: 11/7/17 7:41 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: SNOW
The first dot on the 2017-2018 Kansas Snowy Owl map was missed. It zoomed right by Maize and ended up down between Enid and Perry, Oklahoma. I think it is going to be a busy winter for bird watchers.

T Shane
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Date: 11/7/17 2:20 pm
From: Ron Klataske <prairie...>
Subject: Our Precautionary Concerns for Whooping Cranes in Kansas
This email exchange is a reflection of our precautionary concerns for the
welfare of Whooping Cranes while they are in Kansas, recently in
significant abundance. Our concerns relate to both the disturbance while
so many are present, and the (hopefully unlikely) prospect of being
mistakenly shot during the opening of the Sandhill Crane and Snow Goose
seasons tomorrow morning. It appears that we all need to be more proactive
a bit more in advance of difficult decisions by KDWPT. --Ron


To Keith Sexton and Robin Jennison:



As you know, the Sandhill Crane hunting season opens tomorrow at sunrise
(and extends to January 4). Also, as you will note there have been large
numbers of Whooping Cranes at and around the Quivira National Wildlife
Refuge and Cheyenne Bottoms as recently as Sunday and yesterday. (See two
emails from the Kansas Bird Listserve below.) In discussions over the years
going back to the first Sandhill Crane hunting season in Kansas and
subsequently following the shooting of three Whooping Cranes near the
Quivira NWR, KDWP officials indicated that the agency would respond with
short-term and targeted area closures in Sandhill Crane hunting when
situations arise that pose an unnecessary threat to Whooping Cranes. It
should be apparent that with large numbers of this endangered species in
the vicinity of these two wetland complexes, often intermingled with
Sandhills Cranes, and with the prospect of mistaken identity--as well as
disturbance alone--there may be a real and unnecessary threat to Whooping
Cranes. And, there is a situation where additional disturbance may be
detrimental. Whooping Cranes need migratory staging areas, places with
refuge from disturbance and an opportunity to feed and rest during their
arduous 2,500 mile fall flight. With shooting hours for Sandhill Cranes
now extended from sunrise to sunset it is difficult for flocks of cranes to
find undisturbed feeding areas in nearby fields. Morning and evening
flights between feeding fields and roosting areas outside of Quivira and
within Cheyenne Bottoms are also subject to crane shooting.



With the above in mind, Audubon of Kansas requests that KDWPT implement a
closure on Sandhill Crane hunting in Stafford and Barton Counties starting
tomorrow morning and extending for an undetermined number of days until the
elevated threat to Whooping Cranes is reduced sufficiently. If crane
shooting is closed for a week, there will remain 50 additional days for
Sandhill Crane hunting in Kansas.



--Ron Klataske

*From Keith Sexton*

Thanks to you both for expressing your concern for the Whooping Crane given
the opening of Sandhill Crane season tomorrow. We are equally concerned
that hunters be aware of the presence of Whoopers. It would be very
difficult for us to communicate and enforce countywide closures for
Sandhill Cranes at this late date. However, staff at Cheyenne Bottoms have
been monitoring the occurrence of Whooping Cranes and closures have been
implemented on the Bottoms when conditions dictated. At the present time
Cheyenne Bottoms is open as it appears that Whooping and Sandhill Cranes
have moved on. But we realize that those conditions can change and
appropriate action will be taken should Whoopers show up there.



In an effort to inform Sandhill Crane hunters of possible occurrence of
Whooping Cranes amongst Sandhills, we are this afternoon sending out emails
to all hunters who have purchased Sandhill Crane permits. I will share
that message with you as soon as it's available. We will also be placing
the information on our Department website which also means it will show up
on the Departments Facebook and that of the Game Wardens.



As you can imagine, with the opening of both the goose and Sandhill Crane
season tomorrow there will be an inordinate number of department law
enforcement staff in the field monitoring hunters and location of crane and
goose populations. It would be our intent, wherever possible, to monitor
locations with known occurrence of Whooping Cranes.



Thanks again for communicating your concern.

--Keith Sexson

Ron Klataske
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Audubon of Kansas
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Manhattan KS 66503
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Date: 11/7/17 6:12 am
From: <dlknktk...>
Subject: Quivira, Sunday Nov 5
Tens of thousands of geese at Q. right now. Best bird of the day was a 3rd year Bald Eagle that was at the SW corner of the Migrant Mile. Gave us plenty of time and great looks to make a positive ID. Also had two adult Bald eagles north in the Big Salt Marsh. And the old Peregrine was still sailing around looking for victims. Also had very brief looks at about 12 Whooping Cranes in a weed patch north of the Little Salt Marsh. Donnie and Kathy K. in Larned

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Date: 11/7/17 5:59 am
From: Nancy Leo <njleo...>
Subject: Common Redpoll Johnson county
Debbie Reasoner in Shawnee, Ks has been hosting a common redpoll at her feeders since Saturday along with pine Siskin and lots of other birds coming to her water feature and tons of bird feeders. Beautiful bird! I’m jealous!😍

Nancy (stay warm, go out birding)



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Date: 11/6/17 10:25 pm
From: Dan Larson <0000008df5d69958-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Baker Wetlands Survey
Baker Wetlands, Lawrence Kansas.  November 5,2017
Total species 73, Start 7:30AM 5 hr.  Drove 15 miles. Participants: R. Boyd, S. Kimball, K. Sharp, Lisa Ball, Logan Grose.   Started at 50 deg, overcast, mist turning to rain until about 9:00. Wind up to about 15+ out of north.
Previous surveys early Nov.: 2016 = 70; 2015 = 75; 2014 = 63; 2013 = 35; 2012 = 50; 2011 = 41; 2010 = 40. We didn't start including the entire area until 2014.


Unusual birds today: Canvasback, Amer. Woodcock, Bonaparte's Gull, Short-eared Owl, American Pipits, and Smith's Longspur.
High Red-tailed Hawks seemed to be due to a number flying over at high elevation and heading straight south, pretty much the same as the Snow Geese.
Site below shows complete count.

ThanksDan LarsonBerryton KS
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Date: 11/6/17 3:05 pm
From: R w <eaglerodney...>
Subject: Re: Nuthatches
No Red-breasted Nuthatches at my feeders. Last fall/winter was great here as I had up to 7 at one time. I have seen a couple out in the field.
Of course White-breasted Nuthatches are plentiful, year round here in the east-central part of the state. The Pine Siskins(first for my yard in 10 years) were a nice surprise yesterday and filled the void of my favorite yard bird, the RBNU!
Rodney Wright
Gardner. Johnson County.

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> On Nov 5, 2017, at 4:45 PM, Tom SHANE <tom.shane...> wrote:
>
> I have been reading all the excitement from many posts about the ongoing finch invasion, especially Crossbills of several types. Marie and Jamie Osterbuhr had a Purple Finch here in Garden City on Friday, 3 Nov.
>
> I have only read on ksbirds-l, about nuthatches several times. As of today we are up to 3 Red-breasted and 2 White-breasted Nuthatches. The people in eastern Kansas think I'm a little confused, but just check out the eastern fourth of Kansas compared to the western end of KS on the WBNU, in (Busby and Zimmerman. 2001. Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas). They are not common out here, and we are excited when we get a pair that stay the winter.
>
> Our first RBNU arrived on the 17th of AUG 2017 this year, and our first WBNU was first observed in our yard on 17 OCT 2017.
>
> Does anyone else have Nuthatches?
>
> Good bird watching,
> Tom Shane
> Garden City
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Date: 11/6/17 10:44 am
From: Michael Pearce <md_pearce...>
Subject: Harvey county osprey
Just got a really cool look at an Osprey grabbing a small bass, about a half mile west of Harvey County East Lake. I don’t know who was more surprised, the bass or me. I am sure the Osprey was the happiest of the three.

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Date: 11/6/17 10:44 am
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Townsend's Solitaire - Jefferson County
Mick McHugh s in the field and called to report a Townsend's Solitaire in
Jefferson County at the west edge of the Perry Lake Dam. He indicated it
was observed just west of [one of] the roads heading north driving west off
the dam.

Good Birding,

Malcolm Gold

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Date: 11/6/17 8:09 am
From: Barry Jones <Barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira Whooping Crane update 6 November 2017
Whooping Cranes continue to be present in good numbers at Quivira this morning, 6 November, with 46 (38:8) refuge-wide. There were 10 (8:2) at the south end of Big Salt Marsh at 7:15 am, but the remainder were observed in interior areas just north of, or flying in the vicinity of, Little Salt Marsh.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/6/17 5:22 am
From: Sebastian <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: Fw: CO 96 in Eastern Kiowa
Good Morning . . . a sighting from LEOTI . . .


FYI.


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Sent: Sunday, November 5, 2017 11:00 PM
To: '<cobirds...>'
Subject: [cobirds] CO 96 in Eastern Kiowa


Who would go out to bird eastern Kiowa County? Well actually I didnt go out but rather came back through eastern Kiowa County following KS/CO 96 all the way from its origin (I think) in Great Bend to Eads.



The Great Bend trip was terrific with 27 Whooping Cranes at Quivira two days in a row, but thats another story. Heres what was up in Kiowa.



Towner in the first town in Colorado coming from the east, or maybe town wanna-be. I came up with 11 species in a hot-spot with only 15 previously. Rough-legged Hawk, Ring-necked Pheasant and White-crowned Sparrow were new, and Common Grackle got an early November eBird flag.



Eight miles or so further west is a hotspot for which I am the only reporter, Stuart Pond area. The pond itself, which has had water in it (no mean feat out here) is not easy to view as it lies north of some unused RR tracks in the middle of an agricultural field sporting a good crop of sunflowers today. I went for broke today and parked on the CO 96 shoulder in order to walk across the tracks to get a better look. The pond was full of waterfowl. My conservative tally was over 250 individuals with more than half being white geese. Most were Snow, but there were a score of tiny, flagged Rosss mixed in. Hooded Merganser also was flagged.



The second part of this hotspot is the school grounds at Plainview School at the intersection of 96 and CR. Lots of trees here for the middle of plainsmostly in a long shelter belt of junipers and Russian olives along 96, but with some larger trees and a few Ponderosa Pines near the house on the south side. Since it is an operating school, I wouldnt recommend a visit during school hours, but today being a Sunday, I decided to go all out. I walked the shelter belt and the circled the school, discovering that the area was full of bird life. Best was a handful of Harriss Sparrows, I counted 6 which got an eBird flag as high, but I suspect that number was even higher. White-crowned Sparrows, juncos, robins and American Goldfinch were all present, too. With all that birdlife, of course there was a prairie Merlin buzzing the crowd, too. A great time at Stuart Pond where my 27 species pushed the hotspot total over 30.



My last stop before realizing that I better head for home, was Sheridan Lake. Located at the intersection of CO 96 and US 385, Sheridan Lake gets a fair amount of birder traffic and has a hotspot list edging up toward triple digits and that coveted move from blue to yellow! There is water here, thats the good news, but it is probably pretty alkaline at this stage, so not much stays and feeds. On the water were a handful of dabblers and a calling Greater Yellowlegs. But while I was there I was in this vortex of Lapland Longspurs that kept zipping into the little freshwater pond that is up the hill from the main lake. Just as I was closing my list, a glock of Canada Geese flew overheadthey were a new bird for the spot, believe it or not.



One Kansas note of interest was a flock of 20 some Red Crossbills in Leotitwo counties east of CO on 96. Crossbills also seem to be all over in Nebraska this fall, so be alert for them anywhere on the plains where there are pines and/or water.



Bill Kaempfer

Boulder

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Date: 11/6/17 12:09 am
From: Heaven or stay in Hell? <notcracy...>
Subject: The word of the day is "RUDDER"
Since you all are spamming each other, I figure what's the harm in sending
you some more wonderfully useful information. I'd like to direct you to
these "main point" sites for stuff about why knowing we are in virtual
reality is a good thing for the hungry, the sick, and those who would
otherwise possibly be victims of violent crime--all things we can solve
easily by snapping our fingers with this disclosure.

- SERDENICITY <http://serden.reallyhim.com/>
- WH@ SHOULD WE DO? <http://who.reallyhim.com/>
- THE CONFESSION OF ... N <http://confession.reallyhim.com/>
- THE CURE(S) <http://cure.reallyhim.com/>

Also here's today's message filled with awesome useful information. I
think. If you search around in my exposition about exactly what we should
do if we find we are in the Matrix magically one morning; you will find
ample proof that we are in fact, in the Martix <http://rix.reallyhim.com/>.
With some thought you might see how "helping the world to be sure of that"
is a good step towards "saving us" from total darkness or annihilation from
power running out in the fancy computer we are in without knowing it--i/e.
see that I am giving you something right now, the chance to be a saint.
IMHO <http://idaho.reallyhim.com/> take it.



*"rud <http://medusa.reallyhim.com/>der <http://dark2right.lamc.la/>."*

You may or may not have noticed that I am not feeling as compelled to
e-mail you every morning; though I do want to check in and assure you that
I am still doing "just fine." I noticed that you still haven't followed me
on Twitter; just so you know that's contributing to why I'm not doing "won*der
<http://dark2right.lamc.la/>*ful-ly
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/10/trick-or-re-p-e-at.html>."
I've probably mentioned it before, but these three letters "der" mean "dark
to right <http://dark2right.lamc.la/>" to me, I see them connecting to Tay
<http://bereshit.reallyhim.com/> in "Lauderdale
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08PszRp2cBg>" and to this *victory*, in
Dave's "the ra <http://who.reallyhim.com/>in melts into
<http://tiscoming.lamc.la/>*wond <http://tiscoming.lamc.la/>er;*" someone
instant messaged me on twitter yesterday, after reading some of my work to
ask if I was a follower of Jesus; and my swift reply was "I am *that*
<http://hyamdai.reallyhim.com/>" *of course. You probably noticed* that
"Jesus" reads as "J is us" and you can be sure that it is the sa
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/11/mal-who-to-is-it-all-hallows-morrow.html>me
"us" as Uranus; and that it does become "Everyone Living" through the acts
of this designed exercise in turning Hell into Heaven. In "rudder" you can
see the question "are you *d*" that links to words like yield and shield,
and of course to the name of our times, *Medusa*
<http://hyamdai.reallyhim.com/>. I do hope that you "c"
<http://confession.reallyhim.com/> that I am trying to deliver exactly what
<http://who.reallyhim.com/> you <http://cure.reallyhim.com/> *need*, and so
much more <http://doors.reallyhim.com/>. In the last few days I've been
absent from "an: no y in g" (*come again <http://eternity.lamc.la/>?
an=y)* you,
I have sent a few extra e-mails to the "rest of the world" and that seems
to be doing pretty well right now. For your convenience I've linked this
snippet from Twitter to the URL for "following Jes
<https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=yitsheyzeus>us." That would
also help me bother your inbox a little less--understand I connect this
concept of "having followers on twitter" directly to the turing
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/11/mal-who-to-is-it-all-hallows-morrow.html>
point in history where *we know
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/11/mal-who-to-is-it-all-hallows-morrow.html>
our world
<http://who.reallyhim.com/> is safe <http://serden.reallyhim.com/>*... from
things like Hell and "eternal darkness" a.k.a. *permanent
<http://cure.reallyhim.com/> mid n i te <http://threetag.reallyhim.com/>.*

Also yesterday <http://yesterday.reallyhim.com/> I noticed that "<TR
<https://www.w3schools.com/jsref/dom_obj_tablerow.asp>>i
<http://sob.reallyhim.com/>IN <http://ohil.reallyhim.com/> IT
<http://os.reallyhim.com/> Y <http://why.lamc.la/>" is a good
<http://sob.reallyhim.com/> "appro x im a ti
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zamboni>on" for the que
<https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/health/gang-stalking-targeted-individuals.html>stion
"*Where* is the Matrix?" Errata <http://m.lamc.la/ERRATA.html>: I also
said "these people
<https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/health/gang-stalking-targeted-individuals.html>"
in a message a few days ago in reference to "testifying" that school sho
<http://who.reallyhim.com/>otings are mind control related; and forgot
... *this
link
<https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/11/health/gang-stalking-targeted-individuals.html>*.
Finally, you'll notice that "cure.reallyhim.com" has a new name and a new
banner image connection the beginning (or is it...) of "Minority Report
<http://don.reallyhim.com/>" to the concepts *of "n"
<http://don.reallyhim.com/>* and "er
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/11/mal-who-to-is-it-all-hallows-morrow.html>"
through... Ben Stiller <http://cure.reallyhim.com/> (who starred in both
"Permanent Midnight" and "Meet the Fockers" ... which you might read as
"f-off Clark Kent /s/ ER
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/11/mal-who-to-is-it-all-hallows-morrow.html>
").

<https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=yitsheyzeus>
g.

<https://www.blogger.com/idaho.reallyhim.com>
<https://www.blogger.com/idaho.reallyhim.com>
[image: os.reallyhim.com] <http://os.reallyhim.com/>
<https://www.blogger.com/max.reallyhim.com>
SO we're finally on the letter "g" which you might imagine has something
significant related to "god" and "good," thinking back it might be the very
first "combinatory" letter I "made up" in this whole story, when everything
began, this special final letter in the word "morning" was a combination of
"c" and "j." A new definition was added that specifically links to the "Times
New Roman" font style and to these new times; and with just a little bit of
imagination you can probably see just how obvious it is that these
definitions are all part of a grande scheme, here from "see j
<https://twitter.com/intent/follow?screen_name=yitsheyzeus>" to my favorite
<http://midas.lamc.la/> two letters in the alphabet, *the "os" of orig
<http://os.reallyhim.com/>inall si <http://idaho.reallyhim.com/> n
<http://don.reallyhim.com/>.*

Do see that this particular "o" <http://o.lamc.la/> without an *"s"*
<http://os.reallyhim.com/> is *the cause
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/11/mal-who-to-is-it-all-hallows-morrow.html>*
for
"re p
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/10/pits-snowing-its-hailing-young-lad-haz.html>
et it i o
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/10/trick-or-re-p-e-at.html>n;" our
happiness is practically ensured; so long as we actually understand that
this message is the beginning of true liberty <http://medusa.reallyhim.com/>;
and that starts <http://loch.reallyhim.com/> with the word "fire."
<http://bush.reallyhim.com/> I now connect "giant" and "grin" to my last name
"are I n?" <http://name.lamc.la/> and the "ant" of the Covenant
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/09/applegates-and-covenants.html> I
am currently breaking by "orifacing <http://ender.reallyhim.com/>
us"--and *never
was a party to*. I will be emailing less often, *thanks for listening*.

Grin, I'm "an *ant?*"

<http://rix.reallyhim.com/>
<https://www.blogger.com/rep.reallyhim.com>
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/10/pits-snowing-its-hailing-young-lad-haz.html>
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/10/trick-or-re-p-e-at.html>
<https://www.blogger.com/rep.reallyhim.com>
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/10/pits-snowing-its-hailing-young-lad-haz.html>
<http://ant.reallyhim.com/>

Just to recap, my other favorite *glyphs* are the "t"
<http://zelda.lamc.la/> of Christ that reads *chr(t)* and connects to the
sign of my birth <http://uni.reallyhim.com/>, as well as the word "stone
<http://stone.reallyhim.com/>" and is clearly a pictograph of a cross; and
the "n" of Isaac Newton that asks "are you new to n
<http://sob.reallyhim.com/>?" and is clearly a pictograph of "what goes up
must come down." There's also "o" <http://o.lamc.la/> that connects to the
starsign of our SOL <http://sol.reallyhim.com/> and the signs of Mars, Venus
<http://uni.reallyhim.com/>, and Q <http://who.reallyhim.com/> and "*zero.*"
... oh, and of course the "d is cl" of disclosure
<http://sob.reallyhim.com/> the "e" of medic
<http://hadragonbreath.blogspot.com/2017/10/m-e-d-ic-in-e.html>ine and Medus
<http://medusa.reallyhim.com/>a... and *how could I forget* the "l" of
obelisk <http://dick.reallyhim.com/>... and the K of "it's me!!!'
<http://www.unduecoercion.com/2017/07/re-k.html>

<http://uni.reallyhim.com/>

*on g.*







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Date: 11/5/17 9:40 pm
From: Marla Shoemaker <marlaswhisperingpines...>
Subject: Re: Nuthatches
I'm on the west side of Manhattan, and I also have the white breasted year
round. I've also had quite a few red - breasted for several weeks now, and
got several white - throated sparrows in the last few days. Lots of
juncos, too.

Marla
Riley County

On Nov 5, 2017 10:12 PM, "Mark Keller" <markrat61...> wrote:

> I have WB Nuthatches in Cheyenne county year around. I’ve only seen 1 RB
> ever.
>
> On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 8:25 PM Sue Newland <newlandsue60...> wrote:
>
> > I have white-breasted nuthatches year round. So far i have seen one
> > red-breasted nuthatch but it did not stay around. A couple of days ago i
> > had one purple finch but have not seen it again yet.
> >
> > Sue Newland, Wakarusa
> >
> > On Nov 5, 2017 4:45 PM, "Tom SHANE" <tom.shane...> wrote:
> >
> > I have been reading all the excitement from many posts about the ongoing
> > finch invasion, especially Crossbills of several types. Marie and Jamie
> > Osterbuhr had a Purple Finch here in Garden City on Friday, 3 Nov.
> >
> > I have only read on ksbirds-l, about nuthatches several times. As of
> today
> > we are up to 3 Red-breasted and 2 White-breasted Nuthatches. The people
> in
> > eastern Kansas think I'm a little confused, but just check out the
> eastern
> > fourth of Kansas compared to the western end of KS on the WBNU, in (Busby
> > and Zimmerman. 2001. Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas). They are not common out
> > here, and we are excited when we get a pair that stay the winter.
> >
> > Our first RBNU arrived on the 17th of AUG 2017 this year, and our first
> > WBNU was first observed in our yard on 17 OCT 2017.
> >
> > Does anyone else have Nuthatches?
> >
> > Good bird watching,
> > Tom Shane
> > Garden City
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Date: 11/5/17 8:12 pm
From: Mark Keller <markrat61...>
Subject: Re: Nuthatches
I have WB Nuthatches in Cheyenne county year around. I’ve only seen 1 RB
ever.

On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 8:25 PM Sue Newland <newlandsue60...> wrote:

> I have white-breasted nuthatches year round. So far i have seen one
> red-breasted nuthatch but it did not stay around. A couple of days ago i
> had one purple finch but have not seen it again yet.
>
> Sue Newland, Wakarusa
>
> On Nov 5, 2017 4:45 PM, "Tom SHANE" <tom.shane...> wrote:
>
> I have been reading all the excitement from many posts about the ongoing
> finch invasion, especially Crossbills of several types. Marie and Jamie
> Osterbuhr had a Purple Finch here in Garden City on Friday, 3 Nov.
>
> I have only read on ksbirds-l, about nuthatches several times. As of today
> we are up to 3 Red-breasted and 2 White-breasted Nuthatches. The people in
> eastern Kansas think I'm a little confused, but just check out the eastern
> fourth of Kansas compared to the western end of KS on the WBNU, in (Busby
> and Zimmerman. 2001. Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas). They are not common out
> here, and we are excited when we get a pair that stay the winter.
>
> Our first RBNU arrived on the 17th of AUG 2017 this year, and our first
> WBNU was first observed in our yard on 17 OCT 2017.
>
> Does anyone else have Nuthatches?
>
> Good bird watching,
> Tom Shane
> Garden City
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Date: 11/5/17 6:25 pm
From: Sue Newland <newlandsue60...>
Subject: Re: Nuthatches
I have white-breasted nuthatches year round. So far i have seen one
red-breasted nuthatch but it did not stay around. A couple of days ago i
had one purple finch but have not seen it again yet.

Sue Newland, Wakarusa

On Nov 5, 2017 4:45 PM, "Tom SHANE" <tom.shane...> wrote:

I have been reading all the excitement from many posts about the ongoing
finch invasion, especially Crossbills of several types. Marie and Jamie
Osterbuhr had a Purple Finch here in Garden City on Friday, 3 Nov.

I have only read on ksbirds-l, about nuthatches several times. As of today
we are up to 3 Red-breasted and 2 White-breasted Nuthatches. The people in
eastern Kansas think I'm a little confused, but just check out the eastern
fourth of Kansas compared to the western end of KS on the WBNU, in (Busby
and Zimmerman. 2001. Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas). They are not common out
here, and we are excited when we get a pair that stay the winter.

Our first RBNU arrived on the 17th of AUG 2017 this year, and our first
WBNU was first observed in our yard on 17 OCT 2017.

Does anyone else have Nuthatches?

Good bird watching,
Tom Shane
Garden City

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Date: 11/5/17 2:45 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: Nuthatches
I have been reading all the excitement from many posts about the ongoing finch invasion, especially Crossbills of several types. Marie and Jamie Osterbuhr had a Purple Finch here in Garden City on Friday, 3 Nov.

I have only read on ksbirds-l, about nuthatches several times. As of today we are up to 3 Red-breasted and 2 White-breasted Nuthatches. The people in eastern Kansas think I'm a little confused, but just check out the eastern fourth of Kansas compared to the western end of KS on the WBNU, in (Busby and Zimmerman. 2001. Kansas Breeding Bird Atlas). They are not common out here, and we are excited when we get a pair that stay the winter.

Our first RBNU arrived on the 17th of AUG 2017 this year, and our first WBNU was first observed in our yard on 17 OCT 2017.

Does anyone else have Nuthatches?

Good bird watching,
Tom Shane
Garden City

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Date: 11/5/17 11:34 am
From: Lloyd Davies <ldavies...>
Subject: Whoopers and Juncos
Drove to Cheyenne Bottoms yesterday and saw (and heard - I love the sound)
the big flock of sandhill cranes with upwards of 14 whooping cranes mixed in
near NE40th and to the south of K4 highway. Probably 1000 sandhills but the
whoopers stood out like a sore thumb among them feeding, prancing and
walking. I saw about five. An older gentleman drove up to us as we were
leaving and said he'd lived there his whole life and this was the first time
he'd seen a whooping crane. He counted seven. Kept saying "beautiful."
Biggest smile on his face and just like a little kid.



Had my first two juncos at the feeders this morning and what are probably
the first of my winter goldfinches.



Lloyd Davies

Marion, Kansas


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Date: 11/5/17 10:55 am
From: <0000008df5d69958-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: The Irony of Crossbills
I know in Brighton Co Near Denver there was a late hard freeze in spring 2016. I know it hit and hurt a lot of trees.I assume that front? Affected Ks also.
Dan Larson

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> On Nov 5, 2017, at 12:20 PM, Mark Keller <markrat61...> wrote:
>
> With not wit 😊
>
>> On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 12:19 PM Mark Keller <markrat61...> wrote:
>>
>> Chuck I have noticed the same situation wit pine cones in NWKS. I have
>> found zero trees with mature pine cones.
>>
>>> On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 12:07 PM Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Jaye and I spent some time walking yet another location with pines around
>>> Milford Lake today and saw exactly zero crossbills. I've continued paying
>>> close attention to the trees for the presence or absence of pine cones and
>>> was again greeted by trees with very few pine cones. I always suggest to
>>> beginning birders that to find birds you have to follow the food.
>>>
>>> The widespread appearance of Red Crossbills, over the past month, has
>>> caused a lot of excitement for some and frustration to others. The irony
>>> in
>>> this, to me, is that we as a birding community are getting all excited on
>>> a
>>> species that is highly dependent on a plant community that isn't even
>>> native
>>> to Kansas. That's right, Kansas is the only state in the Union that has NO
>>> native pine trees.
>>>
>>> Back to follow the food - Pines generally take 2 years to produce mature
>>> pine
>>> cones (rarely three years). Therefore the pine cones that I'm NOT seeing
>>> would have come from flowers that bloomed in the spring of 2016. I did
>>> notice a fair number of immature cones on some of the trees. I suspect
>>> that,
>>> at least in this local area, some weather event in the spring of 2016
>>> caused
>>> flowers to not successfully be pollinated. (Now a bunch of you are
>>> running to
>>> Google "pine flowers".) Pollination/blooming failure is often caused by
>>> untimely freezes but can also be caused by drought and/or heat stress.
>>>
>>> I spent a little bit of time this weekend putting together a map showing
>>> where
>>> in Kansas Red Crossbills have been reported this fall and on what date
>>> they
>>> were first reported. This map is at:
>>> http://ksbirds.org/kos/Crossbills17_18.htm
>>>
>>> When you look at this map you'll see an area of the Flint Hills and north
>>> central Kansas that is devoid of reports as well as the Red Hills region
>>> and
>>> north and northwest Kansas. These could simply be devoid due to lack of
>>> coverage, but I know a lot of folks in the Manhattan/Junction City area
>>> that
>>> have been studiously looking!
>>>
>>> This irruption is being noted in other states as well and I'm quite
>>> certain that
>>> other counties will be added to this map before it's all said and done.
>>>
>>> Chuck
>>>
>>>
>>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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Date: 11/5/17 10:20 am
From: Mark Keller <markrat61...>
Subject: Re: The Irony of Crossbills
With not wit 😊

On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 12:19 PM Mark Keller <markrat61...> wrote:

> Chuck I have noticed the same situation wit pine cones in NWKS. I have
> found zero trees with mature pine cones.
>
> On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 12:07 PM Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> wrote:
>
>> Jaye and I spent some time walking yet another location with pines around
>> Milford Lake today and saw exactly zero crossbills. I've continued paying
>> close attention to the trees for the presence or absence of pine cones and
>> was again greeted by trees with very few pine cones. I always suggest to
>> beginning birders that to find birds you have to follow the food.
>>
>> The widespread appearance of Red Crossbills, over the past month, has
>> caused a lot of excitement for some and frustration to others. The irony
>> in
>> this, to me, is that we as a birding community are getting all excited on
>> a
>> species that is highly dependent on a plant community that isn't even
>> native
>> to Kansas. That's right, Kansas is the only state in the Union that has NO
>> native pine trees.
>>
>> Back to follow the food - Pines generally take 2 years to produce mature
>> pine
>> cones (rarely three years). Therefore the pine cones that I'm NOT seeing
>> would have come from flowers that bloomed in the spring of 2016. I did
>> notice a fair number of immature cones on some of the trees. I suspect
>> that,
>> at least in this local area, some weather event in the spring of 2016
>> caused
>> flowers to not successfully be pollinated. (Now a bunch of you are
>> running to
>> Google "pine flowers".) Pollination/blooming failure is often caused by
>> untimely freezes but can also be caused by drought and/or heat stress.
>>
>> I spent a little bit of time this weekend putting together a map showing
>> where
>> in Kansas Red Crossbills have been reported this fall and on what date
>> they
>> were first reported. This map is at:
>> http://ksbirds.org/kos/Crossbills17_18.htm
>>
>> When you look at this map you'll see an area of the Flint Hills and north
>> central Kansas that is devoid of reports as well as the Red Hills region
>> and
>> north and northwest Kansas. These could simply be devoid due to lack of
>> coverage, but I know a lot of folks in the Manhattan/Junction City area
>> that
>> have been studiously looking!
>>
>> This irruption is being noted in other states as well and I'm quite
>> certain that
>> other counties will be added to this map before it's all said and done.
>>
>> Chuck
>>
>>
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>> Junction City Kansas USA 66441
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Date: 11/5/17 10:19 am
From: Mark Keller <markrat61...>
Subject: Re: The Irony of Crossbills
Chuck I have noticed the same situation wit pine cones in NWKS. I have
found zero trees with mature pine cones.

On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 12:07 PM Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...> wrote:

> Jaye and I spent some time walking yet another location with pines around
> Milford Lake today and saw exactly zero crossbills. I've continued paying
> close attention to the trees for the presence or absence of pine cones and
> was again greeted by trees with very few pine cones. I always suggest to
> beginning birders that to find birds you have to follow the food.
>
> The widespread appearance of Red Crossbills, over the past month, has
> caused a lot of excitement for some and frustration to others. The irony in
> this, to me, is that we as a birding community are getting all excited on a
> species that is highly dependent on a plant community that isn't even
> native
> to Kansas. That's right, Kansas is the only state in the Union that has NO
> native pine trees.
>
> Back to follow the food - Pines generally take 2 years to produce mature
> pine
> cones (rarely three years). Therefore the pine cones that I'm NOT seeing
> would have come from flowers that bloomed in the spring of 2016. I did
> notice a fair number of immature cones on some of the trees. I suspect
> that,
> at least in this local area, some weather event in the spring of 2016
> caused
> flowers to not successfully be pollinated. (Now a bunch of you are running
> to
> Google "pine flowers".) Pollination/blooming failure is often caused by
> untimely freezes but can also be caused by drought and/or heat stress.
>
> I spent a little bit of time this weekend putting together a map showing
> where
> in Kansas Red Crossbills have been reported this fall and on what date they
> were first reported. This map is at:
> http://ksbirds.org/kos/Crossbills17_18.htm
>
> When you look at this map you'll see an area of the Flint Hills and north
> central Kansas that is devoid of reports as well as the Red Hills region
> and
> north and northwest Kansas. These could simply be devoid due to lack of
> coverage, but I know a lot of folks in the Manhattan/Junction City area
> that
> have been studiously looking!
>
> This irruption is being noted in other states as well and I'm quite
> certain that
> other counties will be added to this map before it's all said and done.
>
> Chuck
>
>
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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> Junction City Kansas USA 66441
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Date: 11/5/17 10:07 am
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: The Irony of Crossbills
Jaye and I spent some time walking yet another location with pines around
Milford Lake today and saw exactly zero crossbills. I've continued paying
close attention to the trees for the presence or absence of pine cones and
was again greeted by trees with very few pine cones. I always suggest to
beginning birders that to find birds you have to follow the food.

The widespread appearance of Red Crossbills, over the past month, has
caused a lot of excitement for some and frustration to others. The irony in
this, to me, is that we as a birding community are getting all excited on a
species that is highly dependent on a plant community that isn't even native
to Kansas. That's right, Kansas is the only state in the Union that has NO
native pine trees.

Back to follow the food - Pines generally take 2 years to produce mature pine
cones (rarely three years). Therefore the pine cones that I'm NOT seeing
would have come from flowers that bloomed in the spring of 2016. I did
notice a fair number of immature cones on some of the trees. I suspect that,
at least in this local area, some weather event in the spring of 2016 caused
flowers to not successfully be pollinated. (Now a bunch of you are running to
Google "pine flowers".) Pollination/blooming failure is often caused by
untimely freezes but can also be caused by drought and/or heat stress.

I spent a little bit of time this weekend putting together a map showing where
in Kansas Red Crossbills have been reported this fall and on what date they
were first reported. This map is at: http://ksbirds.org/kos/Crossbills17_18.htm

When you look at this map you'll see an area of the Flint Hills and north
central Kansas that is devoid of reports as well as the Red Hills region and
north and northwest Kansas. These could simply be devoid due to lack of
coverage, but I know a lot of folks in the Manhattan/Junction City area that
have been studiously looking!

This irruption is being noted in other states as well and I'm quite certain that
other counties will be added to this map before it's all said and done.

Chuck


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Date: 11/5/17 6:33 am
From: Debby McKee <grmasmurf...>
Subject: Re: Coot ID question
Check out Common Gallinule

On Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 8:17 AM Jeff Keating <jffkeats...> wrote:

> I was at Milford wetlands Friday morning and saw what looked like a coot in
> water. It was all by itself, which seemed odd for a coot. It was close,
> looked kind of different, but nothing striking. Mostly didn't think the
> bill looked as white as usual. As it swam away it had it's tail extended
> upwards, and the underside was completely white. It struck me odd, again,
> that I'd never noticed that much white on their tails. Looking at Sibley,
> nothing screams anything else. Have I just missed that white tail all these
> years on a coot?
>
> Jeff Keating
> Milford
>
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Date: 11/5/17 6:17 am
From: Jeff Keating <jffkeats...>
Subject: Coot ID question
I was at Milford wetlands Friday morning and saw what looked like a coot in
water. It was all by itself, which seemed odd for a coot. It was close,
looked kind of different, but nothing striking. Mostly didn't think the
bill looked as white as usual. As it swam away it had it's tail extended
upwards, and the underside was completely white. It struck me odd, again,
that I'd never noticed that much white on their tails. Looking at Sibley,
nothing screams anything else. Have I just missed that white tail all these
years on a coot?

Jeff Keating
Milford

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Date: 11/4/17 7:24 pm
From: Carla Trecek <cartreck...>
Subject: Re: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017
Actually, they spread out for us and we counted 25!
Carla T, Manhattan



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-------- Original message --------
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002...>
Date: 11/4/17 1:49 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: Re: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017

Thanks! Went around the loop again and found 16 or 17, out quite a ways, at the Scenic Overlook !
Coleen Brown



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From: Barry Jones <Barjones78...>
Date: 11/4/17 1:20 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: <KSBIRD-L...>
Subject: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017

Whooping Cranes: at noon there were still 21 (18:3) in the southwest corner of Big Salt Marsh. These were best observed (but still at a good distance) fron the Scenic Overlook along NE 140th. There was an earlier report (around 8:30 am) of 2 adults and 1 juvenile on the flats north of NE 170th.
Prairie Falcon on east side of wildlife drive.
LeConte's Sparrows at abovementioned Scenic Overlook.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/4/17 6:52 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Franklin's Gull Survey Summary
Several people have asked about the Franklin's Gull Surveys that were
conducted in October. The data can be viewed at:

http://ksbirds.org/kos/Franklin's_Gull_Survey.htm

Because of the mobile nature of birds it can be somewhat hard to compare
one day to another, but the highest count for any one morning was 1,382,811
the morning of October 22. Thank you to everyone who participated and I
hope we can get more participants next year. As you can see, some of the
lakes received no coverage for any of the weekends we were counting. I'm
sure some of those held some significant numbers of birds.

I knew that this year would be a "trial run" not only for me but for those who
tried to count the gulls. I look forward to doing this again in October 2018 and
hope we can get more of the reservoirs covered. As I expected, we have a
lot of Franklin's Gulls in Kansas in October! If you have any questions, drop
me a note!

Chuck

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Date: 11/4/17 5:52 pm
From: Tom Ewert <ewert.tom...>
Subject: Plover at Quivira
Wichita Audubon had our annual field trip to Quivira for the cranes today.
North of 170th our car and a couple others located the black-bellied
plovers mentioned by others. We also found 4 smaller plovers which I
identified as snowy plovers because of their extremely light color
contrasting with a light brown/tan. They were really too far away to see
leg or bill color. Birds of Kansas says Oct 18 as the late date for them.
I've seen a lot of snowy plovers at Quivira so that is what I expected to
see if they were small plovers. I hope somebody who looks for the whoopers
tomorrow can confirm these smaller plovers.
good birding,
Tom Ewert
Wichita

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Date: 11/4/17 5:49 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Kansas CBCs
With over 50 Christmas Bird Counts (CBC) most years and less than 30 days
to get them done during, it can sometimes be a delicate dance to figure out
when to have them so they don't steal participants from each other.

I've already had several compilers asking about when someone is doing
some count. So earlier than I normally would, I'm going live with the CBC
web page.

http://ksbirds.org/kos/2017CBC.htm

This is linked to the main page for ksbirds.org. I already have 26 counts
listed so compilers, please take a look and if you don't see your count listed,
send me the details!!!

Chuck

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Date: 11/4/17 12:12 pm
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002...>
Subject: Re: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017
Now counting 20.
Coleen Brown, Manhattan



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Date: 11/4/17 1:20 PM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017

Whooping Cranes: at noon there were still 21 (18:3) in the southwest corner of Big Salt Marsh. These were best observed (but still at a good distance) fron the Scenic Overlook along NE 140th. There was an earlier report (around 8:30 am) of 2 adults and 1 juvenile on the flats north of NE 170th.
Prairie Falcon on east side of wildlife drive.
LeConte's Sparrows at abovementioned Scenic Overlook.

Barry Jones
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Date: 11/4/17 11:49 am
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002...>
Subject: Re: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017
Thanks! Went around the loop again and found 16 or 17, out quite a ways, at the Scenic Overlook !
Coleen Brown



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Date: 11/4/17 1:20 PM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017

Whooping Cranes: at noon there were still 21 (18:3) in the southwest corner of Big Salt Marsh. These were best observed (but still at a good distance) fron the Scenic Overlook along NE 140th. There was an earlier report (around 8:30 am) of 2 adults and 1 juvenile on the flats north of NE 170th.
Prairie Falcon on east side of wildlife drive.
LeConte's Sparrows at abovementioned Scenic Overlook.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/4/17 11:20 am
From: Barry Jones <Barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira Whooping Crane update 4 November 2017
Whooping Cranes: at noon there were still 21 (18:3) in the southwest corner of Big Salt Marsh. These were best observed (but still at a good distance) fron the Scenic Overlook along NE 140th. There was an earlier report (around 8:30 am) of 2 adults and 1 juvenile on the flats north of NE 170th.
Prairie Falcon on east side of wildlife drive.
LeConte's Sparrows at abovementioned Scenic Overlook.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/4/17 11:01 am
From: coleen brown <coleenm2002...>
Subject: Re: Whoopers at Quivira
Has anyone seen Whooping Cranes here today? We have gone around the Big Salt Marsh loop twice and not seen any. Now heading west on 170th.

Coleen Brown
Manhattan



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Date: 11/3/17 12:36 AM (GMT-06:00)
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Subject: Whoopers at Quivira

Hi Folks,

I got to Quivers Big Salt Marsh at 8:30 Thursday morning hoping to see Joseph Millers reported 36 Whoopers. Others were there before me, looking for the same thing. At the beginning I was able to see only 35, but before the day was finished (with all of the lousy weather, fog with only a few hundred yards visibility, high winds from the North and drizzle) and all of the Whoopers flew South by mid afternoon, after the visibility improved and they could see where they were going. In the end, I found 42 at the Big Salt Marsh among them were 6 juveniles, all on the flats North of 170th street. At the very last, after all the 42 flew South, about 2:30, I drove by the Little Salt Marsh and there were 2 adults, for a total of 44. That is by far the most I have seen in one day. I doubt the migration is over with, it is early, so stay toned. Last year there were around 30 on Nov 22 at the Big Salt Marsh.

Happy birding,

Paul Griffin, Wichita
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Date: 11/4/17 7:49 am
From: Linda Vidosh Zempel <0000009ad62f9c3d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Sparrows!
I had my first "tan striped" in our large, sunflower field yesterday.
Linda Vidosh ZempelJackson county

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Sent: Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:39 AM
Subject: Sparrows!

This morning, 4 November, is when all the sparrows arrived.  Most notable
were about 5 White-throated Sparrows feeding on the ground with the Harris's
and White-crowns here at our house.  At least onene WTSP was a
'tan-striped'.



Two adult Whooping Cranes spent 3 November at a small farm pond north of
Pawnee Rock, Barton County.  I digiscoped the pair on Friday afternoon and
one appeared to have a green leg band on its left leg.  Discovery and ID
credit goes 100% to the landowner, Steve Hetzke.



Scott Seltman

Larned, Kansas


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Date: 11/4/17 7:39 am
From: Scott Seltman <sselt...>
Subject: Sparrows!
This morning, 4 November, is when all the sparrows arrived. Most notable
were about 5 White-throated Sparrows feeding on the ground with the Harris's
and White-crowns here at our house. At least onene WTSP was a
'tan-striped'.



Two adult Whooping Cranes spent 3 November at a small farm pond north of
Pawnee Rock, Barton County. I digiscoped the pair on Friday afternoon and
one appeared to have a green leg band on its left leg. Discovery and ID
credit goes 100% to the landowner, Steve Hetzke.



Scott Seltman

Larned, Kansas


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Date: 11/3/17 7:40 am
From: Curtis Wolf <cjwolf...>
Subject: Whooping Cranes update-11-3-17-Cheyenne Bottoms
Hello all.

There are 18 whooping cranes currently visible in a field just South of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. They are visible from Highway 156 about a mile SW from the Ks Wetlands Education Center.

Curtis Wolf
Director, Ks Wetlands Education Center
Cheyenne Bottoms, Great Bend, KS
Fort Hays State University
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Date: 11/2/17 10:44 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: Unusual Red Crossbill Year in the Making
I just looked at Jeff Hansen's crossbill video and this invasion is getting a little more exciting all the time. All three of the male colors he had are unusual compared to the brick reds, as described by some, we get most years. The entire bill on the second bird which was a light pink bird, appeared to be long and have a short height. If the green and gray bird was a female, she had an unusual plumage.

I'm going to look at the video a couple more times. Maybe others could give some input on Jeff's video on their interpretations.

Sara had four RECRs go over our yard again this afternoon. We can't get them to come down to the feeders. We have had a big female juvenile Cooper's Hawk working our yard for at least three weeks now. She has taken a lot of White-winged Doves already. Add to that a new Sharp-shinned Hawk arrived today.

Thanks Jeff ! Get some more RECR video !

Tom Shane
Garden City

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Date: 11/2/17 10:36 pm
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1...>
Subject: Whoopers at Quivira
Hi Folks,

I got to Quiver’s Big Salt Marsh at 8:30 Thursday morning hoping to see Joseph Miller’s reported 36 Whoopers. Others were there before me, looking for the same thing. At the beginning I was able to see only 35, but before the day was finished (with all of the lousy weather, fog with only a few hundred yards visibility, high winds from the North and drizzle) and all of the Whoopers flew South by mid afternoon, after the visibility improved and they could see where they were going. In the end, I found 42 at the Big Salt Marsh among them were 6 juveniles, all on the flats North of 170th street. At the very last, after all the 42 flew South, about 2:30, I drove by the Little Salt Marsh and there were 2 adults, for a total of 44. That is by far the most I have seen in one day. I doubt the migration is over with, it is early, so stay toned. Last year there were around 30 on Nov 22 at the Big Salt Marsh.

Happy birding,

Paul Griffin, Wichita
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Date: 11/2/17 7:42 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Calling CBC Compilers
Good evening KSBIRDers!

I'm sure many of you are having dreams of Whooping Cranes and Red
Crossbills, but the Christmas Bird Count (CBC) season will soon be upon us!

Audubon CBCs, as always, must be run from December 14 - January 5. I
have talked to Eugene Young and for counts that will be published in the
KOS Bulletin he will accept counts from December 10 - January 7.

If you are a compiler please send me your information so I can post it on the
web. I already have the information for:

Olsburg
Sawyer
Quivira
Wilson Lake
Blackwolf
All the counts on the Wichita Audubon web page
Baldwin City
Linn County

Please send me date, meeting location and time. Compiler along with
compiler's email and phone number.

Thanks!
Chuck


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Date: 11/2/17 7:09 pm
From: Ron Klataske <prairie...>
Subject: Re: Question about feeding
Nancy,

I think your concern is one that can certainly apply to Carolina Wrens. I
know of an example in Topeka where the homeowners went on a trip during
cold winter weather only to find a dead Carolina Wren on their back
doorstep where they had been feeding them. They didn't have evidence of
any surviving wrens that winter. I had a similar experience, except they
simply weren't any around for months afterward. I have since been feeding
suet to wrens in a hollow log hung eight feet up in a tree. They are in
and out of it all winter and it works without a hitch even when it snows
several inches. We now have year round calls to enjoy.

--Ron

On Thu, Nov 2, 2017 at 4:44 PM, Nancy H. Clark <nhclark...> wrote:

> Greetings!
>
> We are moving in the middle of the winter, and I can’t decide what to do
> about bird feeding this Fall. If I continue to feed until we move, and
> then the harshest weather sets in, will the birds that have grown so
> accustomed to a free lunch here be able to find other food sources
> quickly? Especially Carolina wrens? I am considering stopping feeding now
> to allow them to disperse. I thank you for any opinions!
>
> Nancy Clark
> Shawnee, Johnson County
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Manhattan KS 66503
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Date: 11/2/17 7:04 pm
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...>
Subject: Crossbills Video
Here is the video of the Topeka Crossbills.  They sure remind me of parrots.

https://youtu.be/ZV-29EuhjLY

You can hear them vocalize at the end when they fly off.  Any of you
bird geniuses want to surmise a type?

--
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Date: 11/2/17 6:20 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Re: Question about feeding
It becomes very easy to think of the feeders in your yard as being the only
place those birds feed. In reality, your backyard is just one stop on a huge
buffet line that covers several blocks. The birds quickly move on when no
food is present and find other feeders. No problem to keep feeding up until
you move.

Chuck

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Date: 11/2/17 3:04 pm
From: Jeff Hansen <jeff.hansen.sd...>
Subject: More red crossbills
Hello bird people, I decided to come up to a cemetery at Menoken Road and Northwest 35th Street in the Topeka area. Janeen Walters thought it might be a good place to look for Red Cross bills because there's a large role of pine trees. That's row of pine trees. Anyway the second I got here I saw 7 Red Cross bills feeding in a dirt pile that was growing up to wild sunflowers giant Ragweed and Mare's tail. then I made a pishing sound which scared them. I counted 22 of them and they flew up into a pine tree. Then they flew away and then they came back to the sunflowers. their behavior is so much like a parrot. They use their beak to climb up the sunflower stocks. It was really incredible to watch. And they were so tame and they were all at eye level. It was a great experience. Video forthcoming.


Jeff Hansen topeka
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Date: 11/2/17 2:44 pm
From: Nancy H. Clark <nhclark...>
Subject: Question about feeding
Greetings!

We are moving in the middle of the winter, and I can’t decide what to do about bird feeding this Fall. If I continue to feed until we move, and then the harshest weather sets in, will the birds that have grown so accustomed to a free lunch here be able to find other food sources quickly? Especially Carolina wrens? I am considering stopping feeding now to allow them to disperse. I thank you for any opinions!

Nancy Clark
Shawnee, Johnson County

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Date: 11/2/17 1:09 pm
From: Curtis Wolf <cjwolf...>
Subject: Whooping Cranes update 11-2-17-Cheyenne Bottoms
Sorry for this being a little late today.

After the dense fog this morning at Cheyenne Bottoms, KDWPT staff were able to count 11 Whooping Cranes present in the Pool 5 Refuge Area of Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area. Again, this area is inaccessible to the public and, unfortunately, there is no place open to the public from which the whoopers in this area are visible.

This afternoon, there also has been a report of 7 whooping cranes mixed in with a large flock of sandhill cranes on or near Nature Conservancy property in the northwest area of the Cheyenne Bottoms basin. These cranes are visible from Highway 4, about 1.5 miles West of the unincorporated town of Redwing. Highway 4 can be have a fair amount of traffic, and there are not wide shoulders, so please be very careful if you try to stop here to view the birds. Alternatively, these also may be visible from the observation tower that is on Nature Conservancy property on Homestead Rd (or the road many locals call Crooked Road) which is located 1 mile South of Highway 4 on NE 20 Ave. Nature Conservancy property is private property, so it is trespassing to venture off the public roads by foot or car.

Any additional questions, feel free to let us know.

Curtis Wolf
Director, Ks Wetlands Education Center
Cheyenne Bottoms, Great Bend, KS
Fort Hays State University
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Date: 11/2/17 11:24 am
From: Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira report 2 November
This morning's report from earlier, 2 November, should have read 2017 on the byline. In case anyone was wondering, that report was from today, that's 2 November 2017, not 2016. Not last year, today. 2017.

Barry

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Date: 11/2/17 7:01 am
From: Barry Jones <Barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira report 2 November 2016
Refuge-wide whooping crane total at Quivira this morning, 2 November, was an amazing 49:
35 (29:6) on the flats north of NE 170th
6 (4:2) in 2 separate families along the Wildlife Drive
2 (2:0) in south BSM
6 (5:1) in Unit 14A on the south end
Thick fog just moved in, however, a little before 9 am, reducing visibility to less than a quarter mile.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/1/17 8:01 pm
From: Terry Swope <kcswope...>
Subject: Johnson County Red Crossbills
If you’re looking for Red Crossbills in the Johnson County area I suggest you try Freedom Fields Park. There were 15-20 of them (minimum) in the long line of pines on the west side of the park late this afternoon (11/1/17).
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Freedom+Fields/@38.9765585,-94.8462303,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcb87d9caf67e490e!8m2!3d38.9765585!4d-94.8462303
Terry Swope Lenexa, KS
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Date: 11/1/17 5:44 pm
From: G & J Fenton Friesen <friesen.fenton...>
Subject: Re: Wichita Red Crossbills
I'll add one more crossbill record with this one in Harvey County this AM.
I heard it while taking a phone call outside at work. I listened to the
series of calls on the web and would likely place this one in the Type 2
catagory. Fun to hear it.

Gregg Friesen
Newton, KS (Harvey).

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 3:38 PM, Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...>
wrote:

> Adding to the abundant Red Crossbill sightings, I just had a pair fly over
> at my house in Wichita. I had just got out of my car upon returning home an
> heard them calling while flying away. I’m hoping they had come off my
> feeders and will be back. In other news, I followed up on Pete’s post from
> yesterday and checked out the large number of ducks on the LaFarge sandpit
> in NW Wichita late this morning. Conservatively over 2,500 ducks of various
> species, with large numbers of Lesser Scaup, Gadwall Ring-necked and
> Redhead and lower numbers of American Wigeon, Ruddy Duck, N. Pintail and
> Greater Scaup. This is a fantastic place to get great scope view of the
> latter species. No loons or grebes we’re seen. Lots of birds at nearby
> Harbor Isle as well.
>
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> Wichita
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Date: 11/1/17 5:01 pm
From: Cheryl Miller <avian67226...>
Subject: Wichita Audubon Society trip to Quivira
Hi all. Join Wichita Audubon Saturday, Nov. 4 on their field trip to see
cranes and geese at Quivira National Wildlife Refuge.

Meet at Quivira headquarters at 3 p.m. to see the spectacle of thousands of
geese and Sandhill Cranes coming in to roost. If our timing is right we
might see Whooping Cranes, too. Leader: Patty Marlett.

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Wichita, KS

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Date: 11/1/17 4:56 pm
From: Joseph Miller <josephlowellmiller...>
Subject: Quivira whooping cranes
As of a little before sunset, there were 36 whooping cranes present both I 170th, quite a flock

Joseph Miller

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Date: 11/1/17 1:39 pm
From: Kevin Groeneweg <kgroeneweg...>
Subject: Wichita Red Crossbills
Adding to the abundant Red Crossbill sightings, I just had a pair fly over at my house in Wichita. I had just got out of my car upon returning home an heard them calling while flying away. I’m hoping they had come off my feeders and will be back. In other news, I followed up on Pete’s post from yesterday and checked out the large number of ducks on the LaFarge sandpit in NW Wichita late this morning. Conservatively over 2,500 ducks of various species, with large numbers of Lesser Scaup, Gadwall Ring-necked and Redhead and lower numbers of American Wigeon, Ruddy Duck, N. Pintail and Greater Scaup. This is a fantastic place to get great scope view of the latter species. No loons or grebes we’re seen. Lots of birds at nearby Harbor Isle as well.

Kevin Groeneweg
Wichita
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Date: 11/1/17 12:59 pm
From: ok_forbs <ok_forbs...>
Subject: Falconry show on PBS Wed. Night
The TV program "Nature"; on PBS (channel 8), is featuring falconry. It air's at 7 pm tonight (Nov. 1, 2017), the focus will be on Goshawks.

Nature is a very high class program, last week the topic was on otters, and the week before it was on chimps. It's not only high class, but also educational.


Eddie Stegall
<Ok_Forbs...>
Wichita, Ks.

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Date: 11/1/17 11:17 am
From: Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira report 1 November 2017
Whooping Crane update for Quivira NWR, 1 November 2017: there were a total of 31 total Whooping Cranes at Quivira this morning in the following breakdown:

20 (18:2) in the flats north of NE 170th, last 9:15 am
3 (2:1) southeast Wildlife Drive, last 8:30 am
3 (2:1) southwest Wildlife Drive, last 8:30 am
2 (2:0) west side of Big Salt Marsh, with Sandhill Cranes, last 9:00 am
3 (3:0) south end of Little Salt Marsh, last 11:00 am

Also, fairly new arrivals Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, and Rough-legged Hawk.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 11/1/17 9:57 am
From: Curtis Wolf <cjwolf...>
Subject: Whooping Cranes update-Cheyenne Bottoms
It's been fun trying to keep track of all the Whooping Cranes in the area over the last 2 days. Here is an update from Cheyenne Bottoms:

Yesterday-10/31/17
KDWPT staff reported a total count of 32 Whooping Cranes at Cheyenne Bottoms yesterday (10/30/17). The last count of these was just after noon. 31 of these were observed in the Pool 5 Refuge which is closed to the public. 1 Adult was with a large group of Sandhills on a private field immediately South of the Pool 5 Refuge.

Today-11/1/17
KDWPT staff reports at least 10 Whooping Cranes at Cheyenne Bottoms this morning (11/1/17) all in the Pool 5 Refuge.

11:45am 11/1/17-Report of 3 Whooping Cranes in a private field West of K-156 Highway a few miles from the KWEC building. This may be the same group that I observed this morning at 8:20am that was in a private field immediately South of Cheyenne Bottoms. This group flew off right at 9:00am.

Robert Penner reported to me a total of 8 whoopers this morning on the TNC Preserve in 2 locations.

Curtis Wolf
Director, Ks Wetlands Education Center
Cheyenne Bottoms
Great Bend, KS
Fort Hays State University
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Date: 11/1/17 7:09 am
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Quivira this morning
All,

There are 28 Whooping Cranes at the Big Salt Marsh of Quivira this morning and thousands of waterfowl and Sandhill Cranes. I had a single Com.Loon on the Big Salt Marsh, an Eared Grebe, Horned Grebe, and a few shorebirds.



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Date: 11/1/17 4:01 am
From: Mark Land <markeland...>
Subject: County listing due November 7th
Dear county listers. Please send in your county updates, your Kansas life and 2017 state totals by Tuesday November 7th. The only listing rule is you must have 75 species to be "listable" in a county. Send your updates to <markeland...> If you have any questions about county listing just drop me a note. Thanks, Mark Land Overland Park, Kansas
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Date: 10/31/17 11:02 pm
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1...>
Subject: Whoopers Quivira
Hi Folks,

After I reviewed all my Whooper video from Quivira Tuesday (its after midnight), I only had 28 Whoopers. (20 on the flats Northside, 6 on very far South edge and 2 with Sandhills Westside, seen from Wild Life Drive). Wishful thinking I guess. Still not bad. I did see something new, at least for me. One of the immatures was banded, had large white band on upper leg. I have never seen that before.

Happy Birding,

Paul Griffin, Wichita
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Date: 10/31/17 7:49 pm
From: Linda Vidosh Zempel <0000009ad62f9c3d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Re: Morton County
Awesome 

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On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 7:50 PM, Nickel, James B<James.Nickel...> wrote: A couple of notes about Morton County. I might as well dog pile on about the crossbill invasion. I saw 1 male crossbill at the work station. A person never knows when you might have some luck. I slammed the door on my pickup, and then looked up in a pine tree. Hey, that's a red bird and the one I was hoping for! County bird!!
    Next I went to Point of Rocks. I think what I like about birding is every once in a while a person experiences a moment of beauty. I had one of those moments at Point of Rocks. I walked down past the rocks, and ended up by the river. In the subtle morning light, the cottonwoods and salt cedars were displaying yellow and orange. I looked up at the point of rocks and saw a juvenile Golden Eagle soaring above the bluffs. The solitude of the moment and the beauty made me understand why "The Grasslands" have a magnetic effect on many birders.
    And, the Golden Eagle was another county bird for me. I didn't stay much longer as the wind really cranked up. The tumble weeds were rolling everywhere. So, I decided to roll for home. Jim

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Date: 10/31/17 7:46 pm
From: Paul Griffin <pgriffin1...>
Subject: Whoopers at Quivira
Hi Folks,

I went to The Big Salt Marsh at Quivira this afternoon hoping to find some of the Whooping Cranes reported. There were 9 on the flats North of the big white storage tank. Then I found 6 more, 2 family groups with immatures, on the very South shore of the big lake seen from the South part of the Wild Life Drive. Then there were 2 adults with a large group of Sandhill Cranes on the West shore across the water from the West Wild Life Drive. At sunset when leaving I went back by the 9 Whoopers on the flats, but they weren’t 9 anymore. In the 30 minutes I had been gone they had added 11 more Whoopers, which turned them into 20, one of the larger single groups I have ever seen, which had at least 2 immatures. So when I left at about 7 pm there were 31 Whooping Cranes at the Big Salt Marsh. A strong wind is blowing from the South, so I think they should be there in the early morning, if you want to see some, but get there early.

Happy Birding,

Paul Griffin
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Date: 10/31/17 5:49 pm
From: Nickel, James B <James.Nickel...>
Subject: Morton County
A couple of notes about Morton County. I might as well dog pile on about the crossbill invasion. I saw 1 male crossbill at the work station. A person never knows when you might have some luck. I slammed the door on my pickup, and then looked up in a pine tree. Hey, that's a red bird and the one I was hoping for! County bird!!
Next I went to Point of Rocks. I think what I like about birding is every once in a while a person experiences a moment of beauty. I had one of those moments at Point of Rocks. I walked down past the rocks, and ended up by the river. In the subtle morning light, the cottonwoods and salt cedars were displaying yellow and orange. I looked up at the point of rocks and saw a juvenile Golden Eagle soaring above the bluffs. The solitude of the moment and the beauty made me understand why "The Grasslands" have a magnetic effect on many birders.
And, the Golden Eagle was another county bird for me. I didn't stay much longer as the wind really cranked up. The tumble weeds were rolling everywhere. So, I decided to roll for home. Jim

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Date: 10/31/17 2:14 pm
From: Brandon Magette <averbirder...>
Subject: Pott Co Purple Finch
I had a single Purple Finch show up in the yard this morning along with a
Brown Creeper. Juncos arrived a few days ago...

Brandon Magette of St Marys, mobile at 785-844-0139

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Date: 10/31/17 8:54 am
From: Linda Penner <lkpenner...>
Subject: Whooping Cranes - Cheyenne Bottoms
Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism employees have scouted the area and have reported 17 Whooping Cranes in the refuge. The public does not have access to the refuge so spotting them will be very difficult. The 5 reported by Rob Penner in Pool 2 have not been spotted again, but visibility is reduced due to snow conditions. These 5 may have joined with the 17 counted in the refuge. The one spotted flying over Pool 5 earlier is presently in with a flock of Sandhill Cranes southwest of Pool 5 feeding in a field. We are reminding the public to be very respectful, and cautious to not disturb these beautiful protected birds.

Quivira has just reported 9 Whooping Crane on their area.

Linda Penner
Cheyenne Bottoms
Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Great Bend, KS




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Date: 10/31/17 7:20 am
From: Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira Whooping Cranes, multiple, 31 Oct 2017
Three separate groups of Whooping Cranes this morning at Quivira, totaling 9 (7:2), all present at 8:30 am:
Two adults, 1 juvenile (2:1) southeast interior corner of the Wildlife Drive
Two adults, 1 juvenile (2:1), southwest interior of Wildlife Drive
Three adults (3:0), southwest corner of Big Salt Marsh (best seen from Scenic Overlook along NE 140th)

Goose and Sandhill Crane numbers (estimated 60,000 and 30,000, respectively) have really risen just in the last few days.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 10/31/17 7:00 am
From: Linda Penner <lkpenner...>
Subject: 6 Whooping Cranes - Cheyenne Bottoms
Rob Penner reported 5 Whooping Cranes at Cheyenne Bottoms, 5 adults were in Pool 2 approximately 1 miles east of the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism headquarters on the inlet canal . After reporting to work to make this post an additional Whooping Crane was spotted in Pool 5, but I don't have an exact location on it. We are experiencing light flurries at present, it's starting to stick to the ground. Spotting Whooping Cranes is always an exciting event, great way to get Halloween started today.

Linda Penner
Kansas Wetlands Education Center
Cheyenne Bottoms
Great Bend, KS

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Date: 10/30/17 2:57 pm
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...>
Subject: Re: Just Reporting
Saw one at CBWMA (I believe in 2001), I remember being with Brad Jacobs (formerly MDWC) and some others. I think we had a working group meeting on shorebirds or Partners in Flight! It's the only one I recall seeing in KS.

Eugene A. Young


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From: Birds & Their Habitats in Kansas [mailto:<KSBIRD-L...>] On Behalf Of Tom SHANE
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2017 4:24 PM
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Subject: Just Reporting

A couple of years ago I received my copy of the 2015 Texas Birds Annual, one of the TX Ornithol. Soc. Publications which contained an article:
Jack Clinton Eitniear. 2015. Egyptian Geese in Central Texas: An established exotic? Texas Birds Annual. TOS.

Last week I received the latest issue of The Nebraska Bird Review containing a seasonal report, I think the NOU is around 119 years old:
Larry Einemann. 2017. Egyptian Goose. (In) Winter Field Report, December 2016 to February 2017, (Compiled by W. Ross Silcock). The Nebraska Bird Review 85(1): 2-31.
Egyptian Goose at Holmes Lake, Lincoln 13 Dec (LE photo) was the 8th record of this species, .................... We track such sightings for the record; there is a feral population in northwest Arkansas that may be a source of these birds, .........

T Shane
67846

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Date: 10/30/17 2:24 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: Just Reporting
A couple of years ago I received my copy of the 2015 Texas Birds Annual, one of the TX Ornithol. Soc. Publications which contained an article:
Jack Clinton Eitniear. 2015. Egyptian Geese in Central Texas: An established exotic? Texas Birds Annual. TOS.

Last week I received the latest issue of The Nebraska Bird Review containing a seasonal report, I think the NOU is around 119 years old:
Larry Einemann. 2017. Egyptian Goose. (In) Winter Field Report, December 2016 to February 2017, (Compiled by W. Ross Silcock). The Nebraska Bird Review 85(1): 2-31.
Egyptian Goose at Holmes Lake, Lincoln 13 Dec (LE photo) was the 8th record of this species, .................... We track such sightings for the record; there is a feral population in northwest Arkansas that may be a source of these birds, .........

T Shane
67846

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Date: 10/29/17 7:16 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: A Slow Day on the Prairie
Sara and I meandered around for about 100 miles this afternoon out in the Finney County Panhandle. VERY SLOW ! ! Lake Concannon was dry, Byler Rd Pond was down, but had water. The lake west of the low water bridge at the Byler Rd crossing of the Pawnee River was dry. Lake Kinney is almost dry, the pond east of Ravanna, KS was dry.

Our best birds included: Harlan's Hawk ... 1; Killdeer ....... 37; American Crow ....... 1; Eastern Bluebird .... 6; and Mountain Bluebird ...... 9 females, two of which were the rufous adult females.

We had 3 locations with Am Tree Sparrows, and we observed numerous small flocks of female Red-winged Blackbirds.

Surely it will get better,
Tom Shane
Garden City, KS

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Date: 10/29/17 3:34 pm
From: EUGENE YOUNG <EUGENE.YOUNG...>
Subject: Red Crossbills Ark City
At Spring Hill Golf Course this afternoon there were two groups of Red Crossbills (3, 6), both sounded like type 2 (Arkansas City, Cowley Co).

Gene Young
Ark City
NOC

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Date: 10/29/17 2:56 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson Red Crossbills
All,


Ellen, Andrea and I just got back to Wilson (EW Co.) at approximately 4:30pm this afternoon from Lindsborg and had a small flock of Red Crossbills fly over the house when we were unloading the van. There were 6 or so that flew around a couple of time, calling. After listening to the calls on the link Jon King provided earlier in the weekend, they sounded most like Type 5. I will keep and eye (and ear) out for them.


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 10/29/17 12:55 pm
From: Mark Land <markeland...>
Subject: More Red Crossbills this time Johnson Co.
On a heads up from Rodney I ran out to New Century Airport in Gardner to try and find the crossbills he observed this morning. I was able to observe them in the enclosure behind the fire house. There were at least 16 last seen flying NE around the building. Too distance to record, but a new county species for me.
Mark Land
Overland Park, Ks

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Date: 10/29/17 10:17 am
From: Kylee Sharp <kyleesharp...>
Subject: Red Crossbills at Clinton Lake State Park, Douglas County
At around 10:30 this morning, I found a small group of Red Crossbills at
Clinton Lake State Park! There were about 6 of them: 2 males and 4
female/juveniles, and they were working the pine trees outside the park
office. I watched them for over 20 minutes, hanging upside down on the pine
cones, prying seeds out, working them with their tongues, etc. What a fun
thing to see! I am not very familiar with the calls of the different types,
but in comparing their calls with the recording that Andrew Burnett posted
on his ebird report, they sounded like the Type II to me (I will do more
research on that). I tried twice to get a sound recording but was
unsuccessful. My iPhone just wasn't sensitive enough to pick up those
sounds.

Kylee Sharp
Lawrence, KS

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Date: 10/28/17 6:51 pm
From: Jon King <jonking030...>
Subject: Red Crossbill types
> Hello all,
>
> As many of you may know, there are ten distinct types of Red Crossbill per current knowledge. Identification is based primarily upon voice, although bill size can hint at the correct identification. Each of these types may be elevated to full species status in the not too distant future, and one of them (Cassia Crossbill) was recognized as a unique species this summer.
>
> Our understanding of the status and distribution of each type is limited at this time, so any record that can be identified to type is of great interest. For this reason, please attempt to record any Red Crossbill you encounter in the coming months and upload your recordings to eBird. No special recording equipment is necessary. A simple video taken with your smartphone will do as long as the calls are audible.
>
> Based upon recordings and sight records from the last invasion (i.e. 2012-2013), at least four types have been documented in Kansas. Type 2 predominated that season and several type 3 were recorded as well. A single type 4 and type 5 were recorded at Hays, and if split, might constitute first state records. In general it seems that type 2 is the most common throughout the southern plains region. They may only be "types" now, but they are worth recording. You may find a first county or state record that will be recognized as such in the future, once the taxonomists do their thing.
>
> For a summary of crossbill call types and sample recordings, the following link is helpful. Again, please post recordings to eBird as they are of little use to people studying this invasion and others, if they remain on your personal devices only.
>
> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/recrtype/
>
> I should also mention that there are many (dozens) of crossbill specimens in the KU collection. Unfortunately identification based solely on morphology is inconclusive, so no one is really sure what most of these were. Historical accounts (Goss, others) indicate that big billed types (e.g. type 2) were most common however, and that small billed types occurred less frequently. As for this year's invasion Chris Hobbs heard what was probably a two if I remember correctly, and Andrew Burnett's recording is also of a type two.
>
> Jon King
> Lawrence, KS
>
> Sent from my iPhone



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Date: 10/28/17 6:50 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Re: Red Crossbill, Hamilton County Record
Tom asked the question: "I guess at one time CBC birds weren't used for
county or state records:???"

As long as I've been maintaining the county checklists (first releasted in the
fall of 2001), I have used records from Christmas Bird Counts on two
conditions.

First - Was I made aware of the new county record? If it isn't called to my
attention I might have read about it if the compiler commented on KSBIRD-L
about "good" birds seen. But so many times, the species missing from
county checklists aren't the rare birds - they're the common species!

Secondly - If I did manage to see that a certain CBC had a potential new
county record, do I know what county it was seen in? On that point, a few
years ago I put together a chart of the past couple years of Christmas Bird
Counts and using the center as reported in the KOS Bulletin, I generated
maps to see what county(ies) the count covered. Less than half (44%) of the
counts were fully contained within one county. 27% covered 2 counties, 21%
3 and 8% covered four. Additionally, 11% of the counts were technically in
more than one state!

A bird record is a bird record, but it only counts if Max and I are made aware
of it with sufficient details (what, where, when and possibly more) to make it a
valid report.

Tom - Thank you for the information! Red Crossbill will be added to the
Hamilton County checklist with the next round of updates!

Chuck

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Date: 10/28/17 6:05 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: Red Crossbill, Hamilton County Record
There were two Red Crossbills on the 18 JAN 1997 Syracuse CBC; could have been the first county record.

I guess at one time CBC birds weren't used for county or state records:???
Tom Shane
Garden City

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Date: 10/28/17 5:52 pm
From: Jeff Calhoun <jeffcalhoun11...>
Subject: Syracuse Birds
I went birdwatching in Hamilton County today. The wind was 0 mph during the
first of four and a half miles I hiked. I was hoping to find western
vagrants, perhaps a new Crossbill record for Chuck, but I found birds to be
really difficult to find. A flock of 170 American Crows at Coolidge was a
nifty find; there is always a large wintering flock in this area. There
were quite a few Blue Jays around, and also a few Magpies. The first big
wave of American Tree Sparrows were noted but I still have never seen a
Savannah Sparrow in that county. White-crowned Sparrows were very plentiful
everywhere. The hike along the river 2.5 miles east of the CO border
becomes more and more depressing. The Tamarisk takes a further toll on all
native woody plants every year, few Cottonwoods can even survive. But
amongst that hot mess I found an out of place county bird, a Golden-crowned
Kinglet. It does remain a fun place to look for mammals scat and tracks, I
never fail to see Porcupine here. The overall lack of bird life was
demoralizing and the thoughts of all other minutiae of life overwhelming,
so I returned home without birding anywhere else.

Jeff Calhoun
Dodge City

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Date: 10/28/17 5:50 pm
From: mbruce82769 <mbruce82769...>
Subject: Re: Burroughs Field Trips: Nov and Dec Trips - Oct 28th Canceled
Thank you, coordinators for all you do.  I have learned so much on the trips I have attended and met some great people.  I look forward to many more.  Maybe some day, I'll be good enough to lead one.
Blessings,Melissa Bruce


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Hello all,

Tomorrow's previously scheduled Burroughs Field-trip to Clinton Lake area
has been canceled. I apologize for any inconvenience; I hope everyone stays
warm and has good birding this weekend regardless.

Here is an open invitation and reminder for the scheduled November and
December Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City field trips. The
trips are open to everyone of all skill level and details for each field
trip are posted on the website. Christmas Bird Count (CBC) information is
posted for a couple of the KC regional counts and I expect two others will
have information added in the near future.

http://burroughs.org/its-free/field-trips-programs/

Sunday November 12th – Smithville Lake (Missouri)
Saturday November 25th – Loess Bluffs NWR (Missouri)
Saturday December 2nd – Lyon, Coffey, and Osage Counties (Kansas)
Sunday December 10th – Smithville Lake 1 pm to 4 pm (Missouri)
Saturday December 16th – Trimble CBC (Missouri)
Sunday December 31st – Kansas City CB (Missouri)

If you love getting out in nature, are interested in leading or co-leading
a trip around Kansas City, have ideas of where a group could visit, or have
a specific target species in mind let me know. The field trip coordinators
will get in contact with you to see what can be done with regard to your
suggestions. 2018 winter trip information will be added as soon as it is
scheduled.

Good Birding,

Malcolm Gold (Overland Park, Kansas)
Volunteer Field-Trip Coordinator with Rodney Wright and Mike Stoakes

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Date: 10/28/17 5:27 pm
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: Red Crossbill irruption
As it is becoming apparent that we are having a Red Crossbill irruption
across the state, I'd encourage folks to check out the county dot map for Red
Crossbills, http://www.ksbirds.org/checklist/maps/RECR.jpg and let me know
if they are being seen in any previously undocumented counties. Just this
past week I had a new record come in from Harper County!

Thanks in advance for any new county records!

Chuck

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Date: 10/28/17 3:34 pm
From: Andrew Burnett <aburnett9180...>
Subject: Red Crossbill - Lake Parsons....
To continue with the Crossbill theme. I had a group of at least 3 of them
in the pine forest at Lake Parsons today. Photo and recording at the
following link.. If someone want's to ID the type via the call I'd welcome
any input. This is the first time I have observed this species in SE KS..
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40169511


Andrew Burnett
Rural Neosho Co.

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Date: 10/28/17 2:30 pm
From: Tom SHANE <tom.shane...>
Subject: Red Crossbills, Finney County
Sara heard and observed five Red Crossbills fly over our neighborhood yesterday, 27 OCT 2017, giving calls different than our usual Type 2. I ran through the recordings of the likely ones for our area; Types 2, 3, 4, & 5, for her several times and she was certain that her birds were most similar to Type 5.

During the big invasion of '96 & '97 I was able to get recordings of the RECRs when they brought their juveniles to our feeders and pond. I was also able to hear a crossbill sing for the first time. I took the recordings down to the KU museum were Dr Richard Prum put them into a program (Canary ?) and concluded they were Type 2. That was an amazing crossbill year, I found the first RECR on 4 JUL '96 at the Bison Range and located the last one about four blocks south of our Garden City house on 3 JUL '97.

I hope this year turns out even more exciting.
Tom and Sara Shane
Garden City

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Date: 10/28/17 12:24 pm
From: Nick Varvel <nvarvel...>
Subject: Ellis Co. Red Crossbills
I've encountered flocks of Red Crossbills flying around the Fort Hays State University campus three times this past week, the most recent flock numbering 14 individuals. All sounded like Type 3 to my untrained ear. I went to the Ag Center south of town last night, but didn't have any there. Not much else to report.

Nick Varvel
Hays, Kansas

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Date: 10/27/17 2:39 pm
From: Malcolm Gold <malcolmgold...>
Subject: Burroughs Field Trips: Nov and Dec Trips - Oct 28th Canceled
Hello all,

Tomorrow's previously scheduled Burroughs Field-trip to Clinton Lake area
has been canceled. I apologize for any inconvenience; I hope everyone stays
warm and has good birding this weekend regardless.

Here is an open invitation and reminder for the scheduled November and
December Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City field trips. The
trips are open to everyone of all skill level and details for each field
trip are posted on the website. Christmas Bird Count (CBC) information is
posted for a couple of the KC regional counts and I expect two others will
have information added in the near future.

http://burroughs.org/its-free/field-trips-programs/

Sunday November 12th – Smithville Lake (Missouri)
Saturday November 25th – Loess Bluffs NWR (Missouri)
Saturday December 2nd – Lyon, Coffey, and Osage Counties (Kansas)
Sunday December 10th – Smithville Lake 1 pm to 4 pm (Missouri)
Saturday December 16th – Trimble CBC (Missouri)
Sunday December 31st – Kansas City CB (Missouri)

If you love getting out in nature, are interested in leading or co-leading
a trip around Kansas City, have ideas of where a group could visit, or have
a specific target species in mind let me know. The field trip coordinators
will get in contact with you to see what can be done with regard to your
suggestions. 2018 winter trip information will be added as soon as it is
scheduled.

Good Birding,

Malcolm Gold (Overland Park, Kansas)
Volunteer Field-Trip Coordinator with Rodney Wright and Mike Stoakes

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Date: 10/26/17 6:59 pm
From: Linda Vidosh Zempel <0000009ad62f9c3d-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Glaucous Gull, W. side Lake Perry, Jeff county
At 5:30 pm today (Thursday), John and I were at the boat ramp "hoping" for the Lesser Black Backed Gull that has been seen there the last 3 days. A juvenile Glaucous Gull flew past us at about 100-120 feet. It was flying toward Ozawkie. We tried to relocate it without success.

John and Linda Vidosh Zempel
Jackson county

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Date: 10/26/17 12:20 pm
From: Mark A. Corder <buddesystem...>
Subject: Wake for Lloyd Moore
Galen and I are tentatively planning to say goodbye to Lloyd at a watering hole of some kind following the completion of the Bonner Springs CBC on December 17, 2017. This would be around 6 p.m. at a place to be determined. Please consider attending. And, if you know of someone who might be interested in attending and is not on the listserv pass this along to him/her/them. If you have pictures of Lloyd out birding or in a group please bring those along. Thanks everyone.


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Date: 10/26/17 12:09 pm
From: Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...>
Subject: pelicans and cormorants
We birded the Riverton Lake this morning.
Cherokee County.
There were 210 pelicans and
190 cormorants this morning, 10-26-17.
Others were:
2 adult Bald Eagle,
4 Great Blue Heron
1 Am. Kestrel
40 or so gulls, but none on the lake, so
didn't get to ID all of them.
1 herring for sure and
4 ring-bills.

Larry, in Joplin MO.
Lawrence Herbert <certhia13...> 10-26-17.

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Date: 10/25/17 11:54 am
From: Kat Farres <ozbelgnz...>
Subject: FOS Short Eared Owl Saline CO *mid state* 10/22/17
First of Season Short eared owl was spotted by my hubby, Dennis on 10/22/17 in NW Saline Co KS. Alas, I was in CO.....
None seen since, altho we have seen increasing numbers of Northern Harriers.
I did get a flock of pelicans on a pond in NWSaline CO on 10/19/17 for my birthday, but they didn't stay around.

Kat Farres
OZ BelgianZ
Salina KS USA

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Date: 10/25/17 8:00 am
From: Barry Jones <barjones78...>
Subject: Quivira report 25 October 2017
A single adult Whooping Crane was present at 8:00 am this morning, 25 October 2017, at the very southwest corner of Big Salt Marsh at Quivira. It was with a flock of approximately 2,000 Sandhill Cranes. Number of GWF Geese continue to increase and impress (possibly around 7-8,000 in the BSM area alone). Le Conte's Sparrows in the same location (east end of NE 170th) as reported last week.

Barry Jones
Quivira NWR

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Date: 10/24/17 5:09 am
From: Robert Penner <rpenner...>
Subject: Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve
On Sunday morning; Gentry Holaday, a grad student from Fort Hays State University, and I were conducting vegetation monitoring transects. While running the wetland transect we saw approximately 700 Sandhill Cranes along the north edge of the marsh, while on the south end, where we were working there was 12 American Golden-Plovers, about 20 Killdeer and a handful of Yellowlegs. Then while running the two grassland transects we flushed 2 Short-eared Owls, a Wilson's Snipe and about 30 Greater Prairie Chickens and finally in an area that was mowed to produced better shorebird habitat we spotted 15 Buff-breasted Sandpipers. Not a bad morning of birding when we were actually looking at plants.

Robert L. Penner II
The Nature Conservancy
Ellinwood, KS


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Date: 10/23/17 6:34 pm
From: Richard Tucker <rickt...>
Subject: Labette County birds
Driving around at noon today in the Parsons area I saw several groups of
Song Sparrows, two Lark Sparrows (a wee bit late) Loggerheaded Shrike, and a
few other common species. Generally slow. Oakwood Cemetery was very quiet.

This evening from my front porch with a strong northwesterly wind there were
hundreds of gulls soaring south. I tried to get a good look to confirm
Franklins but had difficulty. Also a large buteo (not Red Tail)



Rick Tucker

Parsons

Labette County



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Date: 10/23/17 4:56 am
From: Chuck & Jaye Otte <otte2...>
Subject: County Checklist Updates
Good Monday Morning KSBirders!

All the auxilliary files and pages for the County Checklists have been
updated. This includes county dot maps, fillable PDF forms and
miscellaneous other files that are linked to the main page:
http://www.ksbirds.org/checklist/checklist_index.htm

As I said last weekend, this was a major update so if you do run across
something that appears to not have been updated - first hit refresh on your
browser. If that doesn't fix it, drop me a message and I'll look into it. If you do
send me a problem message, it's helpful if you send me the URL of the page
you were trying to access. There's a lot of pages/files linked to this page so
it's a useful bit of info!

Keep sending those updates - next round of updates will be in late February.
If all you do is file reports on eBird I would appreciate a note of any additions
as I don't scan eBird reports for new county records - just too many reports
filed daily for me to do that!!

Chuck

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Date: 10/22/17 5:24 pm
From: Dan Larson <0000008df5d69958-dmarc-request...>
Subject: Baker Wetlands Survey
Five of us surveyed Baker Wetlands, Lawrence, Kansas, October 22, 2017. Many waterfowl, many sparrows, including Nelson's. No Tufted Titmouse? Take a look at the Bald Eagle picture on ebird. See the ebird site below. We found several Sedge Wrens. Many birds in the air, waterfowl, Franklin's Gulls, and raptors.

Dan LarsonBerryton KS
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40071180

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Date: 10/22/17 5:12 pm
From: Henry Armknecht <armknecht...>
Subject: Cedar Bluffs Surf Scoters, Franklin's
I checked Cedar Bluffs Lake in Trego County for Franklin's Gulls this
morning and found a couple of dozen.



There were two Surf Scoters in the outlet pool below the dam.



The south side of this lake seems to be about the most reliable spot I know
in this part of KS for Mountain bluebirds.



I wandered through a bit of Ness and Rush Counties on the way home.



Most notable was a Rock Wren at a small rural cement bridge. I have
observed that Rock Wrens in migration can often be found at bridges.



American Pipits were seen in all three counties. For the most part, birds
were fairly scarce.



Exceptions were Harriers and Red-tailed Hawks.



Henry A

Hays


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Date: 10/22/17 4:19 pm
From: mike rader <mike_rader...>
Subject: Wilson Lake 10/22/17
Hi all,


Ellen and I spent some time at Wilson Lake this morning, with nothing exciting, but did have an estimated 18K Franklin's Gulls. Here is the checklist:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40063737


We saw a couple of N. Mockingbirds at the State Park and quite a few Yellow-rumped Warblers, but nothing too exciting there either. Pretty day to be out however!


Mike Rader
Wilson and/or Pratt,??KS

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Date: 10/22/17 12:25 pm
From: Carol Morgan <crxmorgan...>
Subject: Perry Lake
It was a gorgeous autumn morning and I hit several hotspots around Perry
Lake.

The TAS Sanctuary proved the birdiest. I found lots of sparrows. I wished
in vain for a Nelson's, but certainly found LeConte's, field, song,
savannah, white-throated, Lincoln's, swamp, junco, and spotted and eastern
towhee. About three dozen pelicans were on the water and cormorants were
perched on many snags. A red-shouldered hawk perched in view and screamed
at a couple of crows that were harassing him. Two belted kingfishers flew
by on the shoreline.

Delaware Marsh was also birdy. The best bird there was a single pine
siskin among a hoard of goldfinches.

Franklin's gulls were everywhere! I estimate 250,000 at the lake overall.

Carol Morgan
Topeka Audubon Society

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Date: 10/21/17 5:51 pm
From: Pete Janzen <pete.janzen...>
Subject: Fall River and Toronto birds October 21
8 members and friends of Wichita Audubon spent the day birding at Fall
River and Toronto Reservoirs.  The high winds were sustained throughout
the day but we found a few birds of interest.

Pre-dawn we had 2 or 3 Greater Prairie-chickens fly over US 400 near
Beaumont (Butler County)

At Fall River Reservoir (Greenwood County) we estimated 120,000
Franklin's Gulls.  DC Cormorants, White Pelicans and Am. Coots were all
in the hundreds of birds.- There were at least 5 Bald Eagles.  Two Least
Sandpipers were on a muddy shoreline area.

At Toronto Reservoir (Woodson County) there was a substantial muddy spit
off to the west of  of Cross Timbers St. Park.  This had a surprising
number of shorebirds including a number of Am. Avocets, 70 LB
Dowitchers, 1 Pectoral, 4 Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Least Sandpipers and a
Sanderling.  Lots of pelicans, cormorants and Franklin's Gulls as well. 
Franklin's were also in the thousands at Toronto but we made no effort
to determine total numbers on the lake.  There were four dead White
Pelicans on the spit.  Impossible to say if these were dead from natural
causes/disease/toxins or if they were shot.   We then visited the pecan
orchard area adjacent to Toronto Wildlife Area just north of Toronto. 
That is one of those places that always seems to turn up good birds, and
we found some today.  It was mostly out of the wind and birds were
active.  There were 2 Pine Warblers (new for all-time Woodson Co. list)
seen well by the entire group, as well as a Black-throated Green seen by
some of our party.  The surprise of the day was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo
lurking in vines about 30 ft off of the ground.  I checked BOK when I
got home and there are two Kansas records from later in the fall than
this, but it was for sure the latest sighting any of us had observed.

We quit and headed for home at about the right time as the rain was
moving in.  There is a depressingly huge amount of sericia lespediza in
many areas around both lakes.  In general cold-weather waterfowl had not
yet moved in but I bet they are on the heels of this front that came
through this evening.

Pete Janzen Wichita, KS <pete.janzen...>

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Date: 10/20/17 1:47 pm
From: Dan <browndog06...>
Subject: RLHA Manhattan
Coming across Tuttle Creek dam yesterday I saw about half a dozen hawks taking advantage of the updrafts. I only identified two, a Red-tailed, and a Rough-legged.

Dan Mulhern
Manhattan

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