Monday, January 27, 2014

Poor Visibility at Aurora Reservoir

January 27, 2014

Richard Stevens:

I had to get out a bird a little bit in spite the snowfall.  When I arrived at Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe County), visibility was limited by snow and fog.

Most gulls were on the ice edge that was quite far from the dam.  I had to hike about 3/4 mile to the northwest end of the dam to get any look at the gulls.

I could pick out a Glaucous Gull among 100s of Ring-billed Gulls.  No Black backed Gulls were out there.  Thayer's Gulls and Iceland Gulls would have required a much better view to identify.

A Northern Harrier flew across the road as I drove through the DIA Owl Loop.  Again, visibility was limited.  Roads were starting to get a coating of ice.

No comments: