Saturday, March 31, 2012

Grouse Trip Day 7 Sedgwick Back to Denver

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 30, 2012

Grouse Trip Day Seven Two Eastern Screech-Owls were found on Roger Danka's Ranch, Sedgwick County. They decided to skip Prewitt Reservoir and its gulls and returned to Denver.

Richard Stevens' email to cobirders:

"After finishing a successful Grouse Trip this morning (which included the Plains Sharp-tailed Grouse in Nebraska), I picked up Rebecca and we headed to one of our favorite restaurants (Morrison Inn, in of course Morrison). We made the side trip over to Chatfield Reservoir (Jefferson/Douglas Counties). It took only about 10 minutes to find the two Eastern Phoebes. They were 10 yards downstream of the Plum Creek Delta footbridge. I got photos of both and will shortly put some photos on the CoBus photo library. Having not looked for them last year, it was a new Douglas County bird for us.

Surprising, we walked passed the second bridge over the dry gully and up to the dam without seeing one additional bird. Two hikers suggested that the Lower North Fork fire may have temporarily moved the birds farther east?"

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