Monday, March 26, 2007

Search for Additional Owls on DIA Owl Loop

March 25, 2007

After chores, I managed to work in a drive along the DIA Owl Loop & Barr Lake (Adams County). It was a pleasant afternoon of partly cloudy skies after yesterday’s day of rain.

I wanted to see if additional Burrowing Owls have arrived; they had!

Seven: 3.4 miles east of Tower Road & 96th avenue
Two: just west of 114th avenue & Trussville Road
One: Powhaton Road & 128th Avenue

No Short-eared Owls found again this evening. No Burrowing Owls yet at the prairie dog town along Tower Road at 0.2 miles north of 56th avenue.

We observed our first Adams County Swainson's Hawk of the year. It flew over 128th avenue about 2 miles east of Powhaton Road.

It took about 45 minutes, however I relocated the Harris's Sparrow at Barr Lake. It stayed on the ground behind the tall bushes southwest of the Visitor’s Center. Three adult White-crowned Sparrows were also there.

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