Thursday, February 10, 2011

Drive Around Douglas County

February 10, 2011

Richard Stevens:

Rebecca Kosten and I birded Douglas County today.

Our first stop was the Twenty Mile Pond in Parker. No Barrow's Goldeneyes, only a couple of Common Goldeneyes, Mallards and Gadwalls were on the pond. The open water area was quite small. Some of the ducks must have hightailed it in search of larger water holes.

We drove over to Rampart Range Road and Highway 67. An American Three-toed Woodpecker was seen as we walked up and down the intersection (about 0.2 miles in each direction).

A hike along the south side of Pine Lake (Pine Valley Ranch Park, Jefferson County) did not find any Three-toed Woodpeckers or Northern Pygmy-Owls. Snow was too high for a climb up Buck Gulch Road.

Our birding day ended at Reynolds Park (Jefferson). No Northern Pygmy-Owls came out after sunset. It was too cold and snow too high for much hiking.

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