Kansas

12th June 1989 - 15th June 1989 

12th June.

From Denver I drove east along Highway 70 towards Kansas City, before reaching the city I turned north to Manhatten where I was to stay for the next 3 days.

On the drive I saw 2 American Kestrels, Western Meadowlark, a Red-tailed Hawk, 2 Swainson's Hawks, a Prairie Falcon, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Mourning Dove, 2 Turkey Vultures, a Northern Harrier and a Cooper's Hawk.

13th June.

A few miles south of Manhatten is Konza Prairie, one of the few remaining areas of tall grass prairies left in North America.

I saw Eastern Meadowlark, Common Flicker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Baltimore Oriole, Eastern Bluebird, Great Blue Heron, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal, White-tailed Deer, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Common Nighthawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Upland Sandpiper, Blue Jay, Dickcissel, Bobwhite, Grasshopper Sparrow, Field Sparrow and Mourning Dove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Konza Prairie. 

Bobwhite.

14th June.

Back in Konza Prairie, today seeing Eastern Towhee, American Robin, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Bobwhite, Grasshopper Sparrow, Dickcissel, Eastern Meadowlark, Mourning Dove, Upland Sandpiper, Baltimore Oriole, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Kingbird, Barn Swallow, White-tailed Deer, several American Bison and a Franklin's Ground Squirrel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Konza Prairie. 

Butterfly Weed.

15th June.

My last day at Konza Prairie, seeing American Robin, Mourning Dove, Great Crested Flycatcher, Eastern Wood Pewee, Red-tailed Hawk, Brown-headed Cowbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Dickcissel, Bobwhite, Blue Jay, Eastern Kingbird, Barn Swallow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole, White-tailed Deer, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer and a Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

 

 

 

Photos:

 

Kansas Yucca.

 

Konza Prairie.

Dickcissal.

Grasshopper Sparrow.

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