Monday, February 6, 2017

Washington Park and Barr Lake

February 5, 2017

Richard Stevens:

Temperatures again reached near 60 degrees.  Winds were 7-8 mph.  Rebecca and I returned to Washington Park (Denver) hoping for a better photo of the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.  Doug Kibbe relocated the sapsucker yesterday.

It took about 20 minutes to spy the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in one of its favorite trees (#5).  Unfortunately, we only saw parts of the bird at anyone time.  After about 45 minutes, we abandoned the chance of getting another photo (see photo on the Colorado Birding Society's Photo Library:

We continued enjoying the fantastic day with a walk at Barr Lake (Adams).  Both a Barn Owl and Long-eared Owl were relocated.

No Short-eared Owls appeared this evening along the DIA Owl Loop.  That is for us, Mike McCoy relocated one along Gun Club Road, Third Creek area.

1 comment:

feathered_flocks said...

Hi Richard,
I have been trying to see the famous barn owl, which lives in the nest box by the trail at barr lake, but no luck so far... Could u point at any other location, which might have a better probability of seeing a barn owl