Sunday, March 19, 2017

Genesee Mountain Park, Cherry Creek Reservoir & DIA Owl Loop

March 18, 2017

Richard Stevens:

What a day, 78 degrees with winds 6 mph, gusts to 13 mph.

Barry Humboldt and I went to Genesee Mountain Park (Jefferson).  Two Williamson's Sapsuckers were relocated north and south of the group picnic area.

Other birds found included two Red Crossbills, Red-breasted & Pygmy Nuthatches, Pine Siskins, Dark-eyed Juncos and Chipping Sparrows.

After dropping Barry off, I drove through Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe).  One of the two Long-eared Owls was relocated.  The owl was within six inches of a nest.  We have decided to drop the listing from any rare bird alerts.  Let us hope the pair decides to nest!

I could not relocate the Burrowing Owl at the prairie dog town at West Cargo Road and Third Creek today.  No Short-eared Owls appeared along the DIA Owl Loop (Adams/Denver).

1 comment:

Andy said...

You spotted a few beauties but no owls, they are always fascinating to observe.