Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Day in Adams County

September 9, 2013

Richard Stevens:

After skipping a day of birding (yes it happens, temperatures were in the high 90s yesterday, birds were hiding also), Rebecca and I went over to Barr Lake (Adams County) to search for the possible Swainson's Warbler.

Waiting two days to search did not help our cause; we never found a possible Swainson's Warbler.  It was cooler this morning, however still 82 degrees at 10:00 am.

We did find a Black-and-white Warbler and Red-eyed Vireo (possibly Cathy Sheeter's bird) at the south end of the Niedrach Trail boardwalk (actually in the trees just to the south/west of the end of the boardwalk).

Nothing else uncommon was found.  I broke my toe last night (on the metal leg of the bed) and any additional walking was too painful.  Hence, we did not get to check out the distant shore for any migrating shorebirds.

We drove through the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Adams) and saw exactly three birds.  Two Black-billed Magpies and an European Starling.  Nothing was moving around; not even deer or bison was found.

Burrowing Owls are still along the DIA Owl Loop (Adams).  No Short-eared Owls appeared at sunset.

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