Saturday, April 11, 2015

Walk Around Barr Lake

April 10, 2015

Rebecca and I wanted to go for a long walk and chose Barr Lake (Adams County).  We did not expect much during the three mile hike.  It appears to be too early for (most) migrants? 

The highlight was a Common Loon in breeding plumage.  It was west-southwest off the Niedrach Boardwalk Trail.  At 5:30 pm, skies were overcast and the loon was several hundred yards off the lookout platform.  I did put two witness shots on the Colorado Birding Society's website ("recent witness photos" link).

Still no House Wrens, flycatchers or orioles, they should show up any day now.

Later we counted eleven Burrowing Owls spread over four locations along the DIA Owl Loop (Adams).  No Short-eared Owls appeared tonight.

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