Monday, January 23, 2017

A Brief Trip to Aurora Reservoir

January 23, 2017

Another great winter day in Colorado, temperatures reached 53 degrees; winds were 5-6 mph.

I made a brief visit to Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe County).  Another birder, Mark Amershek relocated the Brant quite a ways east of the western side of the dam.  He also gave me a heads up that the White-winged Scoter was still on the lake.

When I arrived at the top of the dam, the White-winged Scoter was less than 15 feet off the dam.  Most of the geese departed at 3:00 pm today, instead of their usual 4:00 pm exodus.

Few gulls were around.  I did pick out the 1st cycle Great Black-backed Gull, two adult Lesser Black-backed Gulls and one Thayer's Gull.

Most of the geese appeared to fly north toward Murphy's Creek.  I found several hundred White-cheeked Geese on the golf course.  However, no uncommon geese, including the Brant were encountered.

No Short-eared Owls appeared along the DIA Owl Loop (Adams/Denver) this evening.

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