Saturday, October 29, 2011

Owling Toward Julesburg and Sedgwick County

October 28, 2011

Richard Stevens:

Bryan Ehlmann and I left Denver in order to arrive at Jackson Reservoir (Morgan) at 3:00 am. Eastern Screech-Owls were heard at the western Campgrounds. We also found Long-eared Owls, however choose to not advertise the fact to protect them from disturbance.

A quick stop at Prewitt Reservoir (Logan/Washington) found another Eastern Screech-Owl (heard only) at the inlet area.

Bryan Ehlmann and I drove up to Julesburg in search of the Sharp tailed Sparrow found on a private ranch (10/22 to 10/24). Unfortunately, it was not found or seen since 10/24.

The group of us visited DePoorter Lake (Sedgwick) and relocated 2 Harris's Sparrows and a White-throated Sparrow. A male Black-and-white Warbler and 2 Northern Bobwhite were added to our day list.

No Short-eared Owls appeared at Sedgwick Draw tonight. We did listen to two Eastern Screech-Owls calling back at Roger's Ranch!

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