Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Return to Mt. Evans

June 12, 2012

Richard Stevens:

I led the CoBus sponsored trip to Mt. Evans (Clear Creek County).  There were six of us which made the Ford Expedition Vehicle a little crowded.  I did not mention to the others, that I was glad to be driving (providing the most leg room)!

We did not see the Barrow's Goldeneyes found last week.  Hopefully they were just in the trees somewhere and had not abandoned their nesting attempt.  Last week we saw the female fly into a Douglas Fir Tree.

Brown-capped Rosy Finches were again found along the northwest shore of Summit Lake.

It took over an hour to relocate the pair of White-tailed Ptarmigan in the field east of the pullover just north of the entrance to the Summit Lake parking area.  They were about 400 yards east of the Mt. Evans Byway Road.

The only hummingbirds coming to the three feeders hung at Echo Lodge were Broad-tailed Hummingbirds.

The trip was over around 1:00 PM.  We read about the Carolina Wren at Castle Rock and Rebecca and I hurried down that way.

When we arrived the Carolina Wren popped out of the "weeds" along the "creek/stream" at the intersection of the two trails several hundred yards west of the Plum Creek Trail parking area (Douglas County).  The Carolina Wren was about 20 feet west of the concrete trails and south of Plum Creek.

It only gave us about a 15 second look; well enough to identify the large, rusty colored Carolina Wren!

No comments: