Monday, June 3, 2013

Another Day in the Mountains, Routt and Jackson Counties

June 2, 2013

Amy Davenport: transcript of telephone call:

Richard Stevens and Rebecca Kosten returned to the 80 Route Leks.  This morning six Sharp-tailed Grouse stood around the sage at their lek.  No females showed up; the males did not dance around.

Again, no Dusky Grouse or Greater Sage-Grouse were found at their leks.

Richard and Rebecca drove north up 80 Route to the closed gate for California Park.  The "Park" is closed to allow nesting Sandhill Cranes to be undisturbed. 

While walking around to stretch their legs, they saw a pair of White-winged Crossbill circling overhead.

At a stop along Walden Reservoir, they saw a Caspian Tern flying around.  The previously reported Greater Scaup could not be found.

They were not able to relocate the Rose-breasted Grosbeak at the KOA Campgrounds.

Late in the afternoon, Richard relocated an American Three-toed Woodpecker across from the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center.  A Boreal Owl was heard south of the Crags Campgrounds.

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