Sunday, April 26, 2015

Drive to Fort Collins Walmart

April 12, 2015

Richard Stevens:

Rebecca Kosten and I made a trip north to the Walmart Pond in Fort Collins (Larimer County).  Winds were measured at 12 mph with gusts to 21 mph.  We found it difficult to stay on our feet; holding binoculars steady was quite a task.

Only one of the three previously reported Long-tailed Ducks were on the pond.  A pair of Red-breasted Mergansers and a lone Western Grebe was all we found.

A stop at Windsor Lake on the trip back to Denver found two Bonaparte's Gulls flying around the southeastern corner.

We also stopped at Barr Lake (Adams) and relocated the Common Loon I found on 4/10 off the boat ramp.  Several Bonaparte's Gulls also flew around here.  The Barn Owl was not in his or her owl box today.  An Osprey stood on the nesting platform near mile 8.2.

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