Monday, December 19, 2011

North Park to Bonny Reservoir

December 16, 2011

Richard Stevens:

Mark and Kevin had to be at DIA Airport by noon. We headed back from Gould shortly after sunrise. A quick stop at a friend's ranch found 1000+ Rosy Finches! A rest stop at the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center found another 40+ Rosy Finches. (Something to add to the North Park Christmas Count).

I dropped off Mark and Kevin, picked up Sue & Rebecca and headed to Burlington and Bonny Reservoir (Yuma).

Bryan Ehlmann was already at Bonny Reservoir where he found 2 Field Sparrows along Yuma County Road 2 (southeast entrance to the State Park/Wildlife Area). Bryan also found a Red-bellied Woodpecker at the sharp right hand turn along CR 2.

After dark, we walked the Republican River from Highway 385 to Foster's Grove Campgrounds. Then skipped over to Yuma County Road 4 and walked east to Kansas!

Our Eastern Screech-Owl count was 7! We also found one Long-eared Owl! Earlier Bryan and Jerry Petrosky had relocated a Northern Saw-whet Owl.

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