Monday, March 14, 2016

Another Trip to Loveland Pass and Back

March 11, 2016

Richard Stevens:

Marcus Lane and I only had the morning to bird.  We drove to Loveland Pass before sunrise.  Construction causes hours of delays after 8:00 am.

At sunrise, we searched for White-tailed Ptarmigan on Loveland Pass (Summit).  It was quite cold; however, winds were mild at this time of day.  In a few hours, winds could rise to 20-40 mph.  One bird was found east of the first pullover west of Hwy 6, south of the Summit.

A detour to Mt Evans Campgrounds (Clear Creek) found an American Three-toed Woodpecker.  A pair of Williamson's Sapsuckers was found at Genesee Mountain Park (Jefferson).

I ended my day at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Adams).  Nothing uncommon was found on Lake Ladora or Lower Derby Lake.  The highlight was running into Don Beltz who appears to be keeping track of the roosting Bald Eagles!

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