Thursday, February 10, 2011

Search for Mountain Birds

February 9, 2011

Richard Stevens:

John & Mary Tiernan and I went up to Summit and Clear Creek Counties.

On the way, we stopped at Red Rocks Park (Jefferson County) and saw the uncommon birds that have been there for a while. Twenty Rosy Finches (3 species) were nice in spite of the low numbers. Other uncommon birds included: Curve-billed Thrasher, Harris's Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow and 2 White-throated Sparrows.

Twelve Barrow's Goldeneyes were still on the Blue River Water Treatment Plant (Summit).

It took a couple of hours. We finally found a pair of White-tailed Ptarmigan walking below the eastern side at the Summit.

No Short-eared Owls could be located along the DIA Owl Loop at dusk.

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