Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Birding Across Arapahoe & Adams Counties Today

March 28, 2017

Richard Stevens:

No Grouse trips scheduled this week.  It was good fortune as weather patterns have snow and rain blowing through Colorado for the rest of the week.

Rebecca Kosten and I went out birding before the rain.  Temperatures reached 46 degrees today.  Winds were 9-10 mph with gusts to 22 mph.

Unfortunately, the Brant was not found at Columbine Lakes around noon.  A Say's Phoebe caught bugs while we watched.

We searched around the area including South Platte Park, Columbine Golf Course and several open fields for the Brant; without success.

Ketring Park (Arapahoe) was nearby and we stopped.  The Eastern Screech-Owl was relocated in less than 10 minutes.  The speed of success was quite unusual for us.

Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Adams) offered few birds for our trip list.  Three Burrowing Owls were out of their burrows when we passed Third Creek and West Cargo Road.

Rain increased and our birding day ended early.

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