Sunday, January 27, 2019

Visiting Aurora Reservoir on a Saturday

January 26, 2019

Richard Stevens:

High temperature was 42 degrees.  Winds were 8-9 mph with gusts to 13 mph.

I returned home from Aurora by way of Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe).  Gull numbers were down from my last visit; I assume due to the 68 ice anglers on the ice shelf.

One Lesser Black-backed Gull was picked out of the 200+ gulls.  The Long-tailed Duck was directly east of the lower parking area gazebo.

The four Rusty Blackbirds were still along the First Creek Trail and just north of the 56th Avenue Bridge.

The Barn Owl was not in its nesting box today.  CoBus put up a nesting box last fall.  We hope that any nesting attempts will be in the box and not the light rail bridge like last year.  NOTE: the box cannot be seen from the First Creek Trail.

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