Saturday, January 14, 2006

The Elkhart Kansas CBC Dec 31 05

I rode around the area north and east of Elkhart with Kevin ??, his wife Laura, and Henry ??. The area was mostly flat farm fields, but we did stop at Middle Spring, a historic waterhole on the Santa Fe Trail, also Point-of-Rocks, another landmark. There were a few downcut arroyo type places, and we pushed the envelop slightly to get a river crossing on the Cimmeron. The sighting list isn't the order we found things. I searched all day for a Ladder-backed Woodpecker, nemesis bird.

Great Horned Owl
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-tailed Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Golden Eagle
American Kestrel
Prairie Falcon
Scaled Quail
Ring-necked Pheasant
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Barn Owl Flying around a Quonset style barn
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Horned Lark
Marsh Wren Called out with a tape
Northern Mockingbird
Loggerhead Shrike
Black-billed Magpie
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
McCown's Longspur
Lapland Longspur
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow


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