Monday, August 15, 2011

DIA Owl Loop

August 15, 2011

Richard Stevens:

We I rode our bikes along the east side of Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Buckley Road, 56th to 88th avenues). Winds were mild; temperatures in the high 80s. It was cooler than the past couple of weeks. Good to get out and stretch our legs!

Nothing earth shaking was found.
Burrowing Owl count was Adams County (2) & Denver County (2).

Grasshopper Sparrow (1)
Song Sparrow (2)
Lark Sparrow (19)
Vesper Sparrow (27)

Bullock's Oriole (3, all females or young males)
Western Kingbirds (23)
Rock Wren (1)
Lark Bunting (pair)

Ferruginous Hawk (1)
American Kestrel (2)
Red-tailed Hawk (3)
Prairie Falcon (1)
Swainson's Hawk (5)

NO Northern Mockingbirds for a couple of weeks now.

Four Burrowing Owls were seen at 3.4 miles east of Tower Road and 96th avenue. No Short-eared Owls could be found while driving around after sunset.

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