Monday, January 10, 2011

Search for a Snowy Owl, Adams County

January 10, 2011

Richard Stevens:

I was planning to stay home today. Six and a half inches of snow yesterday on the roads sounded like a possible nightmare out there. However………..

We received a report of a Snowy Owl observed yesterday along the north end of the DIA runways. Bryan Ehlmann picked me up in his jeep and we decided to search around.

Several of the roads especially northeast of the airport were too dicey to drive. We drove around the north and east sides of the airport for several hours. No Snowy Owl for us again.

Two Lapland Longspurs were found among the three large flocks of Horned Larks observed. Both were on the north side of 114th avenue, west of Trussville. We scoped the field southeast of Trussville and 114th avenue. No Snow Buntings found this afternoon.

We ended our trip sitting on the hill south of the Prairie Dog Village 3.4 miles east of Tower Road and 96th avenue. No Short-eared Owls appeared tonight!

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