Saturday, February 24, 2018

Search for Common Redpolls in Eastern Arapahoe County

February 22, 2018

Richard Stevens:

Partly sunny skies kept the high temperature down to 26 degrees today.  Winds were 4 mph with a few gusts to 9 mph.

I drove the eastern Arapahoe County roads in search of Common Redpolls and longspurs.  The eighteen Common Redpolls reported yesterday along CR 42 were not found.

Anywhere Eurasian Collared-Doves were observed I kept an eye out for feeders thinking any Common Redpolls would visit them.

A couple of Eurasian Collared-Doves flew north to south across County Line Road and Patrick Trail; I followed.  Eventually a Common Redpoll was spotted with a small flock of House Finches along the half moon drive along Patrick Trail.

No additional Common Redpolls and no longspurs were encountered.

As the afternoon went on several snow flurries were come across.  One flurry lasted thirty minutes and convinced me to return home through visibility of less than 20 yards.

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