Roaring Fork Saturday (Garfield Cty)
Spent a couple of hours birding locally this morning..
Had Great Horned Owls in two different localities – one on a nest
Diurnal raptors were in general few and far between, with a few Red-tailed Hawks and single Kestrel
I have still not seen a Rough-legged Hawk in the valley this winter..
Barrow’s Goldeneyes continue to feed on the Roaring Fork river just below the Catherine Store Rd bridge, Carbondale (Garfield Cty). This morning 2 males and 4 females
Back at the house, still a few Lesser Goldfinches, Cassin’s Finches, and a 1st year Golden Eagle flew over.
Good birding all
Al Levantin had errands in Glenwood on this warm, spring-like day, so we spent a few minutes birding, and later I returned to Satank Road, Carbondale, at dusk to count Barrows
Richardson’s Cackling Goose still with the Canadas near the hwy82 Catherine Store light, and 2 Hooded Mergansers close by at Ranch at Roaring Fork.
Bald Eagle seemingly now on eggs at the Aspen Glen nest, with mate in attendance a few feet away.
202 Barrow’s Goldeneyes viewed from Satank Road at dusk, plus the family of 3 feral Trumpeter Swans (one immature)
At least two Barrow’s Goldeneyes on the Colorado by Devreux Road, along with at least one Killdeer there, and it or another at Two Rivers Park
No sign of the (elusive) White-throated Sparrow today – but it visited briefly yesterday
2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers continue
Carbondale, Garfield Cty