Moffat County birds
- Last night Dona Hilkey, her sister, Forrest Luke and I tried to
refind the Moffat Short-eared Owls. We found two thanks primarily to
Dona who had pinned down where they were roosting. We also saw
Bewick's Wren, Swainson's Hawk and Sage Thrashers.
I then camped on Black Mountain. After a two hour search this
morning, I refound the Three-toed Woodpeckers on the 1185 Trail. I
also saw Red Crossbills, Pine Grosbeaks, both Kinglets, Gray Jays,
Clark's Nutcrackers, Hermit Thrushes, and two Band-tailed Pigeons. I
missed the Swainson's Thrushes and Cassin's Finches seen recently.
Then I headed to Lay where I found a Burrowing Owl entering and
leaving his burrow.
I made a final stop at Rio Blanco Lake on the way home. The lake is
very high. Even so, I found one American Avocet.