Sunday, April 29, 2007

Search for Longspurs

April 29, 2007

Charlie Williams and I went searching for longspurs.

It took a while, but we finally found 2 Chestnut-collared Longspurs at the field southeast of Hwy 85 and Weld County Road 114. We had to hike to the windmill and did not find CCLO until we returned by walking directly north to CR 114.

McCown's Longspurs were easily found along CR 94, east of CR 65. A Mountain Plover was observed on the ridge southeast of Hwy 14 and CR 51. A Burrowing Owl was seen from the Dyers Ranch driveway (0.7 miles east of same intersection).

Crow Valley Campground was slow. Charles did find a Black-and-White Warbler north of the old farm implements at the northwest corner. No owls could be found today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for report! Yesterday my wife and I drove up to Weld County Road 114 & hwy 85. We found a lone Chestnut collared Longspur about 3/4 of the way toward the windmill! Thanks again. Jerry Petrosky, Denver