Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Back to Cameron Pass and DIA Owl Loop

January 8 & 9, 2015

Richard Stevens:

January 8, 2015

On the way up to Cameron Pass (Jackson County), Bryan Ehlmann and I stopped to scope Lower Latham Reservoir (Larimer) just before sunset.

A Short-eared Owl flew over the southwest corner of Lower Latham Reservoir and continued south over the fields south of Weld County Road 48.

Later we heard a Boreal Owl just west of Cameron Pass and south of the Crags Campgrounds (Jackson County).

After Bryan Ehlmann returned from Cameron Pass, I decided to drive the DIA Owl Loop.  The heavy fog hanging over the area is usually good for Short-eared Owls flying around earlier in the evening.

That was the case.  I watched a Short-eared Owl was flying back and forth over the man made "canal" down Queensburg Street (west of road, across from road going up the tall hill on the eastern side of road).

Later, I watched another Short-eared Owl flying over the field at the south end of Gun Club Road (as it goes south from 114th avenue).

In Jackson County earlier, 20+ Rosy Finches (no Black) came to the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center feeders. 

No White-winged Crossbills were found at Zimmerman Lake Loop (Larimer).

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