Monday, January 18, 2016

Return to Banner Lakes Wildlife Area

January 17, 2016

Richard Stevens:

My return to Banner Lakes Wildlife Area (Adams County) was quite interesting today.  High temperature was only 36 degrees; winds were measured up to 6 mph.  It was cold.

I relocated the previously reported Swamp Sparrow (Doug Kibbe, 1/15) and continued down the windbreak to Pond # 8.  Eventually, three Long-eared Owls were found buried in thick evergreens and Russian Olive trees.

It was not possible to take anything but witness photos.

A detour to Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe) found no uncommon gulls among dozens of Ring-billed Gulls on the ice off the Shades Picnic Area.

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