Sunday, December 11, 2011

Another Snowy Owl Search

December 11, 2011

Richard Stevens:

Rebecca Kosten and I returned to the prairie east of Aurora in search of the Snowy Owls reported yesterday. The owls were never found.

We again saw the dark morph Ferruginous Hawk and several Red-tailed Hawks on our trek around the north, east and south sides of DADS (Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site) and Aurora Reservoir.

The flock of Horned Larks (and one Snow Bunting) was not along E. Jewell Road (nor found today).

We stopped briefly at the Aurora Reservoir swim beach. No uncommon gulls were among the hundreds of Ring-billed, dozens of California and Herring Gulls.

Our birding day ended with a drive around the DIA Owl Loop. No Short-eared Owls came out (for us) this evening.

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