Monday, April 9, 2018

Trip to Banner Lakes Wildlife Area

April 6, 2018

Terry Michaels and I drove to Banner Lakes Wildlife Area (Weld) this morning.  The section north of highway 52 is closed until July 15.  I watched Terry walk along the eastern side of Ponds 4 & 5 and return by way of the windbreak along the entrance road.  He found a Long-eared Owl about 1/3 way (south) up the windbreak.  

Later we drove to the ranger's office/home to clarify some access rules.  Regrettably no one was home.  A quick stop on the way out, allowed me to get a glimpse of the Long-eared Owl.

We checked on two Burrowing Owl locations and two Mountain Plover locations; none was found.

Two Long-eared Owls were relocated on a friend's nearby ranch (Weld).

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