Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Last Trip to Watch the Meteor Shower

August 15, 2012

Richard Stevens:

Rebecca Kosten and returned to the DIA Owl Loop one last time to watch the meteor shower.  After the hot day (near 97 degrees), the cool nights are a pleasure.

The number of meteors was down from a few days ago.  At least the skies were clear.  Air travel and cars are almost down to zero at 4:00 am. 

We heard a few birds fly overhead.  No Upland Sandpipers, which I usually can pick out.  We heard a Chipping Sparrow or two and a dozen birds that I have no idea what they were.

Coyotes filled the air.  One Great Horned Owl called somewhere way out in the distance as there is no trees north of the DIA runways.

No Short-eared Owls appeared at dawn.  One Burrowing Owl was out hunting after sunrise.

Breakfast and then getting use to going to bed at 9:00-10:00 am, sleeping until 2:00 pm.  It is a little weird.

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