Monday, February 2, 2015

Snowy Afternoon in Arapahoe County

February 1, 2015

Richard Stevens:

After the snowstorm, I had to get out of the house for a few hours.  Aurora received about 4.5 inches of snow last night; warm temperatures the last few days melted most of the snow on the roads.

I met Bill Cryder and we walked down to the south side of Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe County).  A group of 300 gulls hunkered down on the ice/snow covered lake (near mile 3.0).  We picked out the Glaucous Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Thayer's Gull.

An adult Bald Eagle flew over the flock several times, scattering the Gull.  They tended to return to the same spot.

No Short-eared Owls were found when I drove the DIA Owl Loop (Adams) on the way home.

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