3/31 Owl Prowl
First thanks to Jason Beason for leading and to GVAS for hosting the annual Owl Prowl. We saw a remarkable 6 species of owls most in small pieces. Near Mack we saw the eye of a Barn Owl and on CR 2.8 the back of a Burrowing Owl. A Wstn Screech-Owl showed it face on CR 8 and on Baxter Pass we saw one long ear of a Long-eared Owl. The group agreed that the combination of these views would make a very unusual looking owl. After dark we traveled up Hwy 65 onto the Grand Mesa. We had no luck calling Pygmy-Owls or Saw-Whets but on top of the Mesa we were rewarded! While playing a Boreal Owl tape an Owl responded from a nearby tree. The Boreal Owl stayed with us for over ten minutes and provided looks as close as thirty feet! This was a once in a lifetime experience!!!!
Kay and I are tired and smiling in Glenwood.