Monday, February 27, 2017

Windy Stop at Aurora Reservoir

February 27, 2017

Richard Stevens:

Rebecca and I had to go to Parker today on business.  On the trip home, we passed Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe).

Temperatures reached 55 degrees.  Winds were 10-12 mph, with gusts to 36 mph.  Anemometer readings were only 25 mph during our stop at Aurora Reservoir.

I "hid" my scope behind the picnic pavilion at the northern swim beach parking area.  Scoping the lake was still quite difficult.  We did relocate the White-winged Scoter at the mouth of Senac Cove.

Two Greater Scaups swam close to shore where winds might have been less strong.  They were just northeast of the parking area where we sat.

Winds at 36 mph deterred any search for Short-eared Owls along the DIA Owl Loop.

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