Saturday, December 12, 2015

Another Owl Search!

December 12, 2015

Richard Stevens:

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Yesterday, Bryan Ehlmann and I relocated the DIA Snowy Owl.  It was at the north end of the short grass field along 64th avenue.  The field is east of the water department where 64th goes from a relatively flat gravel road and turns into a two track dirt road.  Tower Road to 56th avenue, north of Picadilly Road to 64th, east on 64th.  We did not report it because it was too late for anyone to get there before dark. 

We went back this morning before sunrise and the Snowy Owl was not there.  The owl was not found as we spent a couple of hours searching for it.  The owl was first photographed here on 11/29.  Later days, found at Tower Road & 96th and then Trussville and 114th.  When I find time, the plan is to put all the Snowy Owl sightings (2015) on the website map.

Next, we searched unsuccessfully for the Northern Pygmy-Owl reported along Lake Gulch Road in Douglas County. 

Our birding day ended by finding a Northern Saw-whet Owl in Castlewood Canyon State Park (Douglas County). 

We set up two "owl listening stations" one of which attracted a Northern Saw-whet Owl.

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