A Web Page by Roy J. Beckemeyer
Last update: 31 December 2004
Owl photo taken by Roy Beckemeyer at the Chaplin Nature Center, Sumner County,
KS. Click on the photo for another picture of this bird [Large file: 108k].
Pat and I were on our way back to Wichita from Ellsworth Tuesday the 27th of
April, 2004, and drove around the Kanopolis Wildlife Area. Found a spot
where Upland Sandpipers were establishing their territories. This fellow
kept hopping up on fence posts and wolf whistling. Photos taken with Nikon
500 mm lens and D-100 Digital body.
Coolest of prairie shorebirds? Maybe. One of our favorite prairie
Click to see enlarged pictures.
On the way back to Wichita from a Scott Riffle Beetle Photo Safari on 2 Nov.
2004, Bob Gress, Ed Miller, Kyle Gerstner, Stan Roth and I stopped in Garden
City, Kansas to see the Broad-billed Hummer that had been staying at Leonard
Rich's home. Here is a digi-scope picture made by using a Nikon 990
digital camera with my Kowa scope. A real rarity for Kansas!
Photos by Roy Beckemeyer.
A December Pine Warbler gave us a Christmas present by coming to our feeder
Dec. 23-30. Photos and video can be seen by linking here:
Left - photo from the newsletter
of Botanica: The Wichita Gardens (Vol. XVII, No. 2, Mar-Apr 004), Pat and Roy
Beckemeyer. We have led monthly bird walks at the gardens for several
years. Everyone is welcome, 9 am till 10 am, 3rd Tuesday of the month,
around the year. Just a friendly walk around the garden to check on the
birds that are present. (We sometimes also look at butterflies,
dragonflies, and, of course, flowers and plants.) Walk is free with
admission to the gardens.
INFORMATION ON KANSAS/OKLAHOMA BIRDS
The photo on the
right (excuse the quality) was taken by putting a digital
camera up to the eyepiece of a telescope. This pure white burrowing owl was spotted at a small prairie dog town located along Hwy 56 in the
panhandle of Oklahoma (20.8 mi. W. of the intersection of Hwy 56 & 95 in
Elkhart, KS or 2.9 mi. E. of the intersection of Hwy 56 & 171 in Keyes, OK)
on August 6, 2000 by myself and my grandson. We also saw a mostly white
(but with some streaks of usual coloration on the body) individual along with at
least three normally-colored owls. The burrows are north of the Hwy and
adjacent RR tracks. The leucistic individual shown was perched on a small
LINKS TO OTHER SITES OF INTEREST TO BIRDERS
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