Saturday, March 28, 2009

Reynolds Park

March 24, 2009

Richard Stevens:

Our target birds today were Northern Pygmy-Owls and Dusky Grouse. We returned to Reynolds Park and hiked to the top of Eagle's View.

A Dusky Grouse flew by at the clearing 500 yards uphill from the intersection of the three trails (Oxen Draw, Raven's Roost & Eagle's View). Another male Dusky Grouse was booming near the top of Eagle's View (near the old park boundary marked by a rock cairn and small dollar sized silver plate in the ground).

One American Three-toed Woodpecker was found just downhill (north) of the three trail intersection. Another was drumming along Eagle's View at 600 yards uphill of the intersection.

We returned to the DIA Owl Loop and found Burrowing Owls at two locations. One each Burrowing Owl were observed at the 3.4 miles east of Tower Road and 96th Avenue and along Tower Road at 0.4 miles north of 56th Avenue.

This time a Ferruginous Hawk was observed over the prairie dog village located 3.4 miles east of Tower Road and 96th Avenue.

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