Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Heading Northeast

January 19, 2014

Richard Stevens:

We headed to northeastern Colorado to visit a friend's ranch.  Winds indicated things to come.  Anemometer readings were 12+ mph, gusts to 21 mph.  The winds brought warm temperatures, however they are not always beneficial to birding success.

We found Long-eared Owls and one of the resident Eastern Screech-Owls at Jackson Reservoir (Morgan).

The previously reported Winter Wren and Rusty Blackbirds could not be found at Boyd Ponds.  Feeders around Log Lane Village were empty of seeds and birds.

We drove the western section of Tamarack Ranch Wildlife Area (Logan) and found no birds.  Two Red-bellied Woodpeckers were observed from the highway 55 bridge over the South Platte River.

At dusk, an Eastern Screech-Owl called from the eastern sections (6-7E).

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