Thursday, April 4, 2013

Slow Start to Another Grouse Trip

Rebecca Kosten: transcript from telephone message:

April 3, 2013

Richard Stevens and three California birders started a Grouse Trip today.  Fog over Loveland Pass, Clear Creek County did not help in finding White-tailed Ptarmigan.  Several other birders also fanned on the task.

They checked the Blue River Water Treatment Plant, Summit County and found no Barrow's Goldeneyes.  A few Ring-necked Ducks, Mallards, Gadwall and Green-winged Teal were there.

The Osprey are back along Highway 9.  One was observed on a telephone pole eating a fish.

No Rosy Finches or Common Redpolls were found in Kremmling, Grand County.

Dozens of Common Goldeneyes and a dozen Barrow's Goldeneyes were on a 75 percent ice covered Windy Gap Reservoir, Grand County.

Greater Sage-Grouse were heard on the Jackson County Road 26 Leks.

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