Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Weld County Road 37/46 Ponds

March 20, 2017

Richard Stevens:

Busy day with chores, birding companions missed their flight from eastern Canada.  Temperatures in the afternoon were 75 degrees.  Winds were 13-14 mph with gusts to 22 mph.

I managed to find a couple of hours in the afternoon to drive up to the Weld County Roads 37/46 ponds.  Terry Michaels, Jacob Washburn & Ray Simmons had already found the Eurasian Wigeon earlier in the day!

The male Eurasian Wigeon swam with ten American Wigeons on the eastern pond.  Eight to ten Greater Scaup, Redheads, Canvasbacks, Northern Pintail Ducks, Gadwalls and Mallards were also there.

A male Cinnamon Teal and Great-tailed Grackle were at the western pond along with many ducks.

Arrived back in Denver 5 minutes before my deadline, not much time for birding.

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