Sunday, August 20, 2017

Banner Lakes Wildlife Area

August 20, 2017

Richard Stevens:

Temperatures reached close to 90 degrees today; winds were 10-11 mph with gusts to 18 mph. 

I spent the morning at Banner Lakes Wildlife Area (Weld County).  No Long-eared Owls could be found today.  A Townsend's Warbler was loosely associated with two Yellow-rumped Warblers and a pair of Black-capped Chickadees in the windbreak west of Pond 7.

A Spotted Towhee was in the Russian Olive Trees near Pond 4.

I needed to stretch my legs after a couple of days driving 300+ miles and walked over to Pond 13.  The highlight of the morning was a Yellow-billed Cuckoo! 

I have enjoyed good fortune in finding them at Banner Lakes Wildlife Area in the past (8/7/2010, 8/3/2011, and two on 7/30/2012).

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