Wednesday, January 9, 2019

East of the Metro Area

January 7, 2019

Richard Stevens:

High temperatures in Aurora were 47 degrees.  It was a bit of a change after the middle 60s in Baca and Las Animas Counties last weekend.  Winds were 15-16 mph with gusts to 22 mph.  Last night winds reached 45 mph!  An airplane was blown sideways at DIA airport.

Terry Michaels and I wandered around east of Aurora after a late start.  

A Barn Owl and two Long-eared Owls were relocated at Barr Lake (Adams).

We relocated one of the Rusty Blackbirds and the Brown Thrasher around the swim beach pond at Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe).

A return to the DIA Owl Loop (Adams/Denver) did not find any Short-eared Owls at sunset.  The high winds perhaps discouraged even Short-eared Owls from flying around.

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