Sunday, June 19, 2016

Return to Rocky Mountain Arsenal

June 19, 2016

Richard Stevens:

Rebecca Kosten and I thought about a place to bird before the heat arrived.  Temperatures did reach 97 degrees long after we returned home.

The Eastern Meadowlark was heard and briefly seen about 60-80 yards north of the northern end of the Lake Ladora trail at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Adams County).

One Eastern Phoebe was relocated along the 6th avenue canal west of Potomac Street.  Today the male? was 40 yards south of 6th avenue.  We did not stay to watch him collect and take bugs to the nest today.

Few birds moved about, 100+ bison crossed the road in front and behind our vehicle when I accidentally had parked in front of their favored path across 7th avenue.

Temperatures were still in the 90s an hour before sunset.  We decided not to go back out birding.

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