Monday, February 26, 2018

Another Drive Around Eastern Arapahoe & Western Denver/Adams Counties

February 25, 2018

Richard Stevens:

It was another mild Colorado winter day with partly sunny skies.  Temperatures reached 37 degrees.  Winds were 8-9 mph with gusts to 17 mph.

Rebecca and I drove around Parker looking unsuccessfully for the Brant.  Then we detoured to eastern Arapahoe County by way of County Line Road.  None of Common Redpolls found in recent days were relocated.

Nothing uncommon was encountered as we continued to eastern Denver & western Adams Counties.  We did find at least one Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Ferruginous Hawk, Prairie Falcon, Northern Harrier and American Kestrel.  Two Lapland Longspurs were along Hudson Road, north of 74th avenue.

The ride on least traveled county roads away from traffic was enjoyable itself.  No Short-eared Owls appeared this evening when we parked 0.2 miles north of West Cargo Road & Third Creek.

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