Thursday, August 9, 2018

Mt. Evans Byway

August 8, 2018

Richard Stevens:

Temperatures were a cooler 83 degrees today in Aurora.  Winds were calm when I passed through Cherry Creek State Park.  However, winds at the DIA Owl Loop (Adams/Denver) picked up to 8-9 mph with gusts to 18 mph.

We enjoyed better success on our target birds today at Mt Evans Byway.  Five Barrow's Goldeneyes were spotted on Echo Lake as we drove by on the way up Mt. Evans.

Two Brown-capped Rosy Finches flew around and landed at the southwest corner of Summit Lake.

A White-tailed Ptarmigan was observed on the hillside at the southeast corner.

On the way down, we walked the southern side of the Campgrounds.  A male American Three-toed Woodpecker was drumming about 20 yards east of the Captain trailhead.

Nothing uncommon was found later when I passed through Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe).  No Short-eared Owls appeared at the DIA Owl Loop at sunset.

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