Sunday, March 12, 2017

Return to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal

March 11, 2017

Richard Stevens:

A cold front blew through Colorado today.  Temperature only attained 46 degrees; winds however were only 2-3 mph.

I looked for a place to hike and chose Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Adams).  Yesterday's Lesser Black-backed Gull was not at Lake Ladora when I arrived.

My hike was first to Havana Ponds.  The Lesser Black-backed Gull was with three dozen Ring-billed Gulls.  Then I continued to the Rod & Gun Club bird blind.  No uncommon birds were encountered or expected.

On the drive out of the Arsenal, I stopped back at Lake Ladora.  Surprise, the Lesser Black-backed Gull had returned!

No Short-eared Owls or Burrowing Owls appeared along the DIA Owl Loop (Denver/Adams) this evening.

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