Sunday, September 4, 2011

Search for Yesterday's Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Castle Rock

September 3, 2011

Rebecca Kosten:

Richard Stevens, Ray Simmons and Bryan Ehlmann looked for the Scissor tailed Flycatcher that Richard and Rebecca had found yesterday along I25 south of Castle Rock. It was not found within 10 miles of town.

Maybe the huge thunderstorm that went through the area late yesterday afternoon forced the flycatcher to move? Richard and Rebecca experienced 21+ mph winds and a tremendous downpour at Castle Rock around 6:00 PM yesterday.

They went by Winkler/Jones Ranch south of Castlewood Canyon State Park. Western and Mountain Bluebirds along Castlewood Road. A Savannah Sparrow south of ranch entrance. Many Vesper Sparrows and Chipping Sparrows were also found.

No Bobolink or Turkey Vultures, lack of vultures surprised them a little.

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