Raptors -- Delta County
- I went out and checked out activity at the bald eagle nests and all
THREE are active. One pair along the Gunnison is in a new nest. The
third (as far as I know) and newly active in Delta County nest is near
Hotchkiss. No eagle activity at the GBH colony near Hotchkiss. All of
the golden nests previously looked at are also active. I also looked at
quite a few red-tail nests but found no incubation going on just yet.
At a couple sites where birds were observed on the nest, it appeared
that housecleaning activities were the business of the day.
I didn't see any rough-leggeds so perhaps their winter vacation is over
and they are on their way back north. A prairie falcon and a lone
harrier rounded out the sightings.
Jim Le Fevre