Sunday, March 25, 2012

Another Grouse Trip Started

Instead of waiting a week for a bird trips to finish and getting reports, I will transcribe telephone reports of current bird trips. Amy Davenport

March 24, 2012

Another Statewide Grouse Trip sponsored by the Colorado Birding Society started today. Four birders headed into the mountains late this morning.

Weather was superb. Mild winds, almost record breaking high temperatures spread across the mountains.

Their first stop was Loveland Pass, Clear Creek County. While scoping the hillside east of highway 6 from the first pullover on the west side of the Highway, they noticed a White-tailed Ptarmigan walking across the hill to the north.

A few Brown-capped Rosy Finches and Gray-crowned Rosy Finches were found in Silverthorne. One pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes was on the Blue River Water Treatment Plant, Summit County.

American Three-toed Woodpeckers were missed on Rabbit Ears Pass, Grand County.

Nine Greater Sage-Grouse were seen at the Jackson County Road 26 leks.

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