Sunday, February 11, 2018

Return to Aurora Reservoir

February 6, 2018

Richard Stevens:

Temperatures were around 47 degrees today.  Winds were 8 mph with gusts to 16 mph.  High waves on Aurora Reservoir made picking out birds difficult.

We did find the two White-winged Scoters quite far off from Pavilion #4 at the Aurora Reservoir swim beach.  The Long-tailed Ducks were never relocated.  Hundreds of gulls on the swim beach ice shelf were mostly Ring-billed Gulls.  We did pick out one adult Lesser Black-backed Gull.  We scoped the gulls for a long time hoping to find a Mew Gull or the previously observed Iceland Gulls; without success.

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