Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Successful White-tailed Ptarmigan Search!

November 5, 2012

Richard Stevens:

Jeffery Poulin and I went into the mountains today.

No Barrow's Goldeneyes were at Blue River Water Treatment Plant (only Gadwall & Mallards). However, 8 males and 4 females were at the extreme southeast end of Dillon Lake.

We spent 2 hours on Loveland Pass missing White tailed Ptarmigan.

An hour on Guanella Pass was more satisfying. A pair of Ptarmigan was southeast of the Rosalie and 603trails.

While looking for American Three toed Woodpeckers, two Brown capped Rosy Finches landed in front of us at 0.1 miles east of the closure gate by the old Duck Lake Club (Park County!).

A stop at Lair 'o Bear Park found 3 American Dippers.

There was no seed out at Red Rocks Park. The only birds were 2 Western Scrub Jays (1 hour sit).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My wife and I retire next month. We have to get on one of your trips.


Randy Cross