N. Pygmy Owl stake out
On January 22 and today, the 31st, a pygmy owl was hunting from the powerline along Colo. Hwy. 141 southwest out of Whitewater (which is on US 50 south of Grand Junction). On the 22nd it was at mile post 141.1. Today it was at m.p. 141.6 (approx.) at about noon and at m.p. 142.0 at 4:35pm. Lighting allowed photos suitable for home use, but not Audubon magazine use, with my camera. Yes, the highway number and the mile post numbers happen to look alike. Today the little piker dove into the brushy weeds by the road with a very audible "thunk". It was soon back on the wire and so must have missed.