Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Trip Up Interstate 76, Morgan to Logan/Washington Counties

November 26, 2013

Rebecca Kosten: transcript of telephone call:

Richard Stevens and Bryan Ehlmann made a short trip to Northeastern Colorado.  As often the case, they decided to stay overnight.

Their first stop was Jackson Reservoir in Morgan County.  Their bird count included several Long eared Owls, a Great Horned Owl, an adult and possible 2nd year Lesser Black-backed Gulls, two Thayer's Gulls, a Say's Phoebe, many Yellow-rumped Warblers, many American Robins and an Orange-crowned Warbler.

While checking out the ponds at nearby Andrick Wildlife Area they found a White-throated Sparrow among 6-10 White-crowned Sparrows.

Prewitt Reservoir, which stretches out over Logan and Washington Counties, was their next stop.

They were very excited to find a Winter Wren east of the ranger's home, below the dam.

A Common Loon and Lesser Black-backed Gull were seen while they scoped the reservoir from the dam.

An Eastern Screech Owl was heard at the inlet canal area.  It has been around all year.  No warblers were found.

While waiting for Short eared Owls to come out at Messex Wildlife Area in Washington County, they found a Red-bellied Woodpecker and another White-throated Sparrow.

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