Monday, April 11, 2016

A Hike Around Barr Lake

April 7, 2016

Richard Stevens:

Thursday I hiked the 8.7 mile loop around Barr Lake (Adams County).  Nothing uncommon was found; however, I found a few interesting birds.

I did not find the Harris's Sparrow reported on 4/5.  In fact, no sparrows were seen between mile 2.0 & 3.5 (southwestern corner of the lake).

Four Great-tailed Grackles and six Yellow-headed Blackbirds were at mile 4.0.

A House Wren was in the wood pile at mile 4.5

Half a dozen Great-tailed Grackles and 6+ Yellow-headed Blackbirds were at the cattail fields at mile 4.7.

The Barn Owl was back at the banding station.

My birding day ended with a drive around the DIA Owl Loop (Adams/Denver).  Ten Burrowing Owls were eventually found.  No Short-eared Owls appeared this evening.

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