Thursday, February 9, 2012

Birding in Douglas County

February 8, 2012

Richard Stevens:

David Bowman and I left Denver an hour before civil twilight. We stopped at a friend's home in Douglas County. He has a pair of Northern Pygmy-Owls on his land. One was quite cooperative and allowed us good looks.

Next, we stopped at Rampart Range Road and Highway 67. After waiting about an hour, we managed good looks at a male American Three-toed Woodpecker (east of Rampart and north of hwy 67).

Several American Dippers were observed as we drove along the South Platte River.

A flock of Cedar Waxwings was at Sedalia Cemetery. Unfortunately, no Bohemian Waxwings were among them.

We stopped at the Lewis's Woodpecker location near Louviers. If the woodpeckers are still along, we could not find them.

Only two Mountain Bluebirds were found along Castlewood Canyon Road south of the State Park.

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