Saturday, August 18, 2012

Adams County Birding

August 18, 2012

Rebecca Kosten: An Email sent to "cobirders" by Jerry Petrosky.
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Hello birders,

My sister Carol and I met up with Rich Stevens and Rebecca Kosten and ate at the Outback near DIA, 40th avenue and Pena Blvd.  Afterwards we drove to Barr Lake State Park.

Along the way, we found Burrowing Owls at:
11; at 3.4 miles east of Tower Road and 96th avenue
1; at Trussville Road and 112th avenue
1; along Tower Road at 0.1 miles north of 96th avenue

At Barr Lake:
We did not find any dark headed gulls.  Three Forster's Terns, a Common Tern and 9+ Black Terns flew around the sandbar off the closed boat ramp.

Along the DIA Owl Loop:
No Short-eared Owls
Burrowing Owls (above)
17 Swainson's Hawks
4 Red-tailed Hawks
1 Ferruginous Hawk
1 female Northern Harrier
1 female/immature Lark Bunting; between Tower Road and first turn north along 96th avenue

Good Birding!

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Jerry Petrosky, President, Colorado Birding Society
Denver, CO
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While out birding, Richard and I received a call from a fellow who had a Hummingbird stuck in his garage for over an hour.  We have heard of this happening before.

The person tried putting red clothes on the garage floor.  He put on a red hat; nothing tempted the Hummingbird to leave.  Panic had set in for both the hummingbird and the garage owner.

Richard called back and suggested that the homeowner put a red glass filled with 1/4 cup of water and 4 tablespoons of sugar on a stepladder.  Then put the stepladder just outside the garage door.

The hummingbird flew out in less than 10 minutes.  A coincidence or a great idea?  It may be worth a try in a pinch!

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