Monday, May 16, 2011

Trip to Crow Valley Campgrounds

May 15, 2011

Richard Stevens:

Bryan Ehlmann and I drove up to Briggsdale to check on a rare bird report. We never found the potential first county sighting and wait to hear if it returns.

On the trip north, we stopped briefly at Windsor Lake (Weld). The Black-legged Kittiwake was quite easy to locate!

Since we were in the area, we headed over to Crow Valley Campgrounds (Weld County). Few birds were found on our first circle of the Campgrounds. However, our second pass around 5:00 pm was quite interesting.

A Tennessee Warbler was in across the road from the group picnic area. An American Redstart was in the southwest corner of the Campgrounds. A Red-eyed Vireo fluttered about in the trees north of the "farm equipment display area". Where were these birds during our first walk?

We ended our birding day along Weld County Road 48 (south side of Lower Latham Reservoir). No Short-eared Owls appeared this evening.

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