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Checklist S7021567

 
Location
Wilson Lake, Russell County, Kansas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
1 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
19.999 mile(s)
Observers:
Michael Andersen , Nathan Senner List
Comments:
With Nate Senner. 60F, SW wind at 15mph. We started at the dam and proceeded west along the south shore to Minooka Park. Spent most effort at Minooka Park looking for passerines and owls in the shelterbelts. Excellent looks at LeConte''s, Nelson''s Sparrows, plus 1 Sedge Wren on Reservoir Road. A pair of Mountain Bluebirds at the Minooka Park campground was also a highlight. The lake was fairly devoid of birds. The Harris''s Sparrow was my FOS.
Species
38 species (+3 other taxa) total
35
Redhead

flyovers

15
Lesser Scaup

flyovers

2
Horned Grebe

2 seen at dam

2
Mourning Dove
1
Killdeer
4000
Franklin's Gull

1 large flock on lake near the east end, others scattered throughout

15
Ring-billed Gull
1
Herring Gull (American)

1 adult near dam

2
Common Loon

2 seen at dam

6
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Northern Harrier

1 seen flying south over the reservoir

1
Sharp-shinned Hawk

1 adult seen well, perched on a roadside cattle pen. First SSHA I've seen in Kansas in quite some time.

1
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)

1 dark-morph, seen well perched on a telephone pole

2
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
4
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
1
American Kestrel
1
Blue Jay
3
American Crow
1
Sedge Wren

1 seen well in a field on north side of Reservoir Rd. in Minooka Park. Seen along with the Ammodramus sparrows.

4
Golden-crowned Kinglet

seen in a passerine flock in Minooka Park

12
Eastern Bluebird
2
Mountain Bluebird

1 male, 1 female in the campground at Minooka Park

30
American Robin
200
European Starling
10
House Finch
1
American Goldfinch
13
Chipping Sparrow

Minooka Park passerine flock, also a couple on Reservoir Rd

4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1
Harris's Sparrow

Minooka Park

1
Vesper Sparrow

Reservoir Rd

11
LeConte's Sparrow

1 single flock seen well in a field on north side of Reservoir Rd. in Minooka Park. Seen along with the Sedge Wren.

1
Nelson's Sparrow

1 seen in the Ammodramus flock in a field on north side of Reservoir Rd. in Minooka Park. Seen along with the Sedge Wren. There was possibly a second individual, but we did not see it well enough to separate from LESP.

4
Savannah Sparrow
2
Western Meadowlark

2 heard singing

1
Eastern Meadowlark

1 heard singing on Reservoir Rd.

60
Western/Eastern Meadowlark

most meadowlarks were silent and we left them unidentified

100
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Common Grackle

1 flyover male; surprisingly absent

55
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes