Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Snowy Day West of Fort Collins

February 27, 2007

Allen Sopack and I started out early to search for owls along Highway 14 on the way to Cameron Pass (Jackson County). I wanted to try out my new snowshoes. We had planned to stay until dark and search for Boreal Owls.

By afternoon, snow started coming down quite heavy. Before sunset, winds were 50+ mph and picking up speed. We gave up and headed back to Denver. The idea to stay overnight and try again on Wednesday just did not seem that inviting (especially if the snow continues as predicted).

We did manage to find one Northern Pygmy-Owl at one of the campgrounds along highway 14 (Larimer County). Two Gray-crowned Rosy Finches did visit the feeders behind the Colorado State Forest Visitor’s Center.

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