Saturday, October 29, 2011

Return to Park County and More Owling

October 24, 2011

Richard Stevens:

Bryan Ehlmann and I returned to the Park County Trio of Reservoirs (Antero, Spinney Mountain, & Eleven Mile). Winds were quite strong at 14 mph, gusts to 23 mph; temperatures in the 30s. Our count today was:

Antero Reservoir
Surf Scoters (3)

Spinney Mountain Reservoir
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter (2)
Common Loon

Eleven Mile Reservoir
Black Scoter
Common Loon

A flock of Red Crossbills was found up Tumbling Creek Road (Park County).

We set up "listening stations" along Phantom Canyon Road and heard a Spotted Owl (different location, no way to know if it was the same one from last night).

Note: Sue Ehlmann and Rebecca Kosten drove up to Julesburg area. Roger Danka had seen a Sharp-tailed Sparrow on his land on Thursday (10/22). They all relocated the sparrow on Friday & Saturday (10/23-24). It would not be found on 10/25 or 10/26.

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