Friday, February 4, 2011

Search for the Dunlin, 88th Avenue & Platte River

February 2, 2011

Jerry Petrosky (from cobirders listserve):

"Rich Stevens and I went looking for the Dunlin at 88th avenue. We walked from 88th to 74th. Finally, the Dunlin was found on our second pass of a sandspit along the Platte River. It was the first sandspit south/upstream of the green and white tower. An hour and a half exposure to the 7-degree temps was just about all we could handle so the sighting was welcomed. A third pass was probably more than my little exposed skin could handle.

The Barrow's Goldeneye count was 2 males and 2 females. We did not find the Long tailed Duck, which has not been reported in a week or two now. Our best raptor sighting was a Peregrine Falcon that zoomed down the river. Also saw Prairie Falcon, Northern Harriers, Red tailed Hawks and an adult Bald Eagle."

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