Sunday, February 11, 2018

Another Trip to Aurora Reservoir

February 8, 2018

Richard Stevens:

After soaking my sore foot yesterday, Rebecca Kosten took me over to Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe) this afternoon.  I still have not figured out how to drive with broken bones in my foot. 

What a beautiful day.  In spite of overcast skies, temperatures reached 60 degrees.  Winds were calm and the reservoir looked like a mirror.

The two White-winged Scoters were in the center of the lake off the Pavilion #4 (upper swim beach parking area).  Even closer, the four Long-tailed Ducks were all together in one photo shot!  A Glaucous Gull was quite far off shore.  I had heard of it wintering at Aurora Reservoir; this is the first time for me to see it.

Hundreds of Ring-billed Gulls, a couple of Herring Gulls, at least one California Gull and one Lesser Black-backed Gull stood on the melting ice shelf near the swim beach.

No Short-eared Owls appeared tonight when we drove the DIA Owl Loop (Adams/Denver)

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