26 April 2009

NE Update - 26 Apr. 2009

Curlew surveys are still going here in western Nebraska.  Some recent highlights from our travels included:

This active LONG-EARED OWL nest in Brown County:

How could I pretend like I work in Nebraska without a WESTERN MEADOWLARK picture?

This UPLAND SANDPIPER that actually stayed still for a few seconds:

This EASTERN SCREECH-OWL that we called in to our campsite:

However, a huge highlight for me was FINALLY finding my lifer GRAY PARTRIDGE:

Oh, and yes, here is a squirrel to boot:

Can you say "Migrant Trap"?

I love old, decrepit houses, by the way: