Monday, December 28, 2009

Owl Search on the Eastern Plains

December 25, 2009

Richard Stevens:

I took Carrie Borden to the eastern plains in the late morning. We experienced cold temperatures and brief snow furies.

Seven Long-eared Owls were found at Jackson Reservoir (Morgan County). I could not get the Eastern Screech-Owls to come out of the "warmth" of their cottonwoods.

We found Lapland Longspurs up County Road 4 and continued north and west to Crow Valley Campgrounds (Weld). A couple of White-crowned Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos were just about it there.

Our birding day ended at Lower Latham Reservoir (Weld). Four Short-eared Owls came out just after sunset.

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