Sunday, February 19, 2012

Birding On the Way to Cameron Pass

February 12, 2012

Richard Stevens:

Bryan Ehlmann and I checked out the Snowy Owl report in Westminster (Jefferson County). Although we believed it to be the "leucistic" Red-tailed Hawk that has been in the area for years. We relocated the Red-tailed Hawk, found no Snowy Owls, 9Sheridan Blvd and 104th avenue).

From there, we swung over to Broomfield County where several interesting gulls were found.

Parkside Center Pond had both an adult and 1st cycle Thayer's Gulls!

Nearby Siena Pond had hundreds of gulls. Among them were an adult Mew Gull, adult Thayer's Gull and adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. We did not believe that the adult Thayer's Gull was the same bird from Parkside Center Pond.

We ended out birding day north of Wellington Wildlife Area (Larimer County). The three Short-eared Owls reported the day before by Gary Lefko flew around to the southeast again tonight.

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