Saturday, November 9, 2013

DIA Owl Loop and Aurora Reservoir

November 7, 2013

Richard Stevens:

Bryan Ehlmann and I drove the DIA Owl Loop (Adams County) 30 minutes before sunrise.  A Short-eared Owl flew around the field at the corner of 96th Avenue (where 96th avenue turns north after coming from Tower Road).

To stretch our legs after yesterday's long drive, we hiked the 8.7 miles around Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe).  The Common Loon was in the most southeastern cove. 

We never found the previously reported Surf Scoter among hundreds of waterfowl.  The usual characters were represented including Canvasbacks, Redheads, Western Grebes and the more common ducks.

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