Monday, May 17, 2010

KOS Spring Meeting

The Kansas Ornithological Society held it's annual Spring meeting this past weekend at Tipton in Mitchell County. There were many field trips available on Saturday and Sunday, I decided to take the one going to Lovewell Reservoir which is near the Nebraska border in Jewell County. During the weekend 173 species were observed by the several groups, best birds were probably Snowy Plover and Dunlin seen by most of the birders attending. We enjoyed a banquet on Saturday evening; overall it was a very pleasant weekend of birding, catching up with old friends and also making new ones.

Gray Catbird singing
Tree Swallow
Binoculars are up searching for warblers.
A Yellow Warbler hiding among the green leaves
Our group gathering on a bridge east of the Lovewell Dam hoping for a Barred Owl to appear and we were not disappointed.
Barred Owl


  1. WOW ~~ Excellent captures!!

  2. Looks like an enjoyable excursion. Love the Barred Owl. Beautiful little Yellow Warbler. Great post!

  3. Looks like a great time birding - always fun with a group. Nice Barred owl - I have been trying to find one i keep hearing, but no sightings yet

  4. Looks like a lovely day. Beautiful owl and such a puffed-up, charmingly full-of-himself catbird.