Friday, February 15, 2019

Boulder County Birding

February 15, 2019

Richard Stevens:

Temperature reached 57 degrees.  Wind speed was variable, in Boulder 21 mph, slightly higher in mountains.

To miss Denver traffic, I left home around 4:00 am.  A about eight Gray-crowned Rosy Finches flew around Allenspark.  Later I found ten Gray-crowned Rosy Finches and four Brown-capped Rosy Finches in Ward.

A snowshoe hike up the Brainard Lake road added a drumming male American Three-toed Woodpecker to my day list.

Dropping back down in Boulder, I sat in my car for 2 hours before the Varied Thrush flew into the yard at 3896 Bosque Court.  The bird came from the backyard of the house directly west (white truck in driveway).

Misses: no Vermilion Flycatcher found at Walden Ponds.  Then I walked the White Rocks trail.  No Rusty Blackbirds or Swamp Sparrows encountered.

My birding day ended at Lagerman Reservoir.  No Short-eared Owls found this evening.

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