Friday, January 13, 2017

Jackson County

January 10-11, 2017

Richard Stevens:

Rosy Finches are not being seen in any numbers at the Colorado State Forest Visitor's Center this winter.  In two mornings, we found only one Brown-capped Rosy Finch (Tuesday) and one Gray-crowned Rosy Finch (Wednesday).

Nearby at a friend's ranch however, we observed 400+ Rosy Finches (three species).  Ranger Lakes did not add an American Three-toed Woodpecker or Boreal Owl sighting this trip. 

Tuesday afternoon we did find the male American Three-toed Woodpecker north of the Visitor's Center and Hwy 14!

We drove Jackson County Roads 26, 26b & 26a on Wednesday morning.  No Greater Sage-Grouse were found.

Wednesday night we managed to hear, not see a Boreal Owl just west of Cameron Pass.  Winds were strong, but varied.  During one of the slow times, a Boreal Owl was heard quite far from the north side of hwy 14.

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