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I had an enjoyable, but chilly day, walking the hills on the Praires on and around the Dunn Ranch area NW Harrison Co. Some of the birds seen there;
    
  Greater Praire Chicken - flock of about 10 flying over the grassland. 
   Ring-necked Pheasant 
  Snow Geese - flyovers 
  Canada Geese - flyovers 
  Mallard - on half - frozen pond 
  Northern Harrier - several 
  Red-tailed hawk - many 
  Rough-legged Hawk - 3 - 4 , both Light and Dark Phase 
  Cooper's Hawk 
  Short-eared Owl - flushed 3 while walking hillside at Pawnee Praire CA
  Northern Flicker - several esp around recent prescribed burn areas 
  Shrike - only one Loggerhead perched on a tombstone in the Cemetary!
   Tree Sparrows - everywhere 
   Mixed flock of 200 Lapland Longspurs and Horned Larks, also some smaller flocks
   
   Probably could have found more birds if I spent more time driving around, but always like getting out on the land when up there. 
   
  Talked to the new Mgr. at Dunn Ranch. He said they were going to get more aggressive with the restoration process, and planned to plant 400 more acres in native grass this year. 
   
   BTW - Need to get permission from The Nature Conservacy to have access to walk on the area. 
   
  On another note - the dirt road that goes through the middle of Dunn Ranch has been improved and the bridge that was out has been repaired, so you can drive all the way through - if it's DRY
   
   Later, Steve Kinder 
  Chillicothe 
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