Date: 10/30/17 2:45 am
From: Joey Kellner <vireo1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Mountain Lakes
One GLARING omission on the participants! We met up with David Dowell
first thing in the morning and spent the entire day caravaning all over the
mountains. Thanks David for the great day of scoter-ing!


Joey Kellner
Littleton, Colorado

On Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 6:39:40 PM UTC-6, Joey Kellner wrote:
> Norm Erthal, Dan Brooke, Cheryl Teuton and I headed up to some mountain
> lakes today under beautiful, sunny skies and calm winds.
> It appears that many "waterbirds" have not come down from the north yet,
> but
> still some goodies are present already.
> Eleven Mile Reservoir (Park):
> 2 Surf Scoters in the middle of the lake
> 22 Surf Scoters in a single flock at the west end of the lake
> Among the flock of twenty-two Surf Scoters was 4 White-winged
> Scoters! 26 total scoters in a single flock!
> 3 Common Loons
> Spinney Mountain Reservoir (Park):
> 4 Surf Scoters
> 2 Common Loons
> Antero Reservoir (Park):
> 1 Surf Scoter
> 6 Common Loons
> Buffalo Creek Reservoir (Park):
> Many ducks, nothing unexpected
> Ice Pond (in Buena Vista) (Chaffee)
> Many ducks, nothing unexpected
> Clear Creek Lake (Chaffee):
> VERY few birds on the lake; nothing unusual
> Mt Elbert Forebay (Lake):
> 5 Common Mergansers...that was it!
> Dillon Reservoir (Summit):
> VERY few birds; nothing of note
> Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant (Summit):
> Several species of dabbling ducks (no goldeneyes)
> One BAT flying around the pond!!!! In the daytime!
> Hopefully the upcoming weather brings more birds down into Colorado as
> northern lakes/ponds start to freeze up.
> Joey Kellner
> Littleton, Colorado

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