I was there at 530 to survey birds then the students showed up later that morning.
Although the sites are adjacent and covered in grasses, the warm season and cool season grasslands have very different birds. The cool season had Red-winged Blackbirds all over the place and the warm season had none. But the warm season grassland had Indigo Buntings (caught two). Both had at least one Grasshopper Sparrow.
|Remains of a pheasant and egg|
|That cloud by my hand is pollen - not a great place to be if you have allergies|
|Red-winged Blackbird nest|
|Red-winged Blackbird nest with nestlings (only 2)|
|Warm season grassland|
|That would be pollen|