On Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 2:46:29 PM UTC-6, jack straw wrote:
> Hi CoBirders,
> First, I have a question… for anyone who has been to Wellington State
> Wildlife Area - Cobb Lake Unit in the last two weeks to view or take photos
> of shorebirds, can you tell me where the shorebirds are ? I went around
> CR 58, Cr 56, and CR 3, and I could not find what looked like suitable
> habitat. The large ponds I found were surrounded by vegetation.
> I stopped at CR 74 and CR 61in Weld County. I was getting set up with my
> scope and camera, when a large pickup with a large man stopped behind me.
> He was friendly, but started asking questions….why was I there, what was I
> looking at. I told him I was looking at and and trying to
> photograph birds. I was on the side of the road. He said it was a public
> road, and he worked for dairy farms in the area. He said there
> had been people coming around trying to check out the Organic dairy
> operations. He took a photo of my license plate, and again told
> me it was a public road, again telling me about people coming to the area
> to check on the daily farms, and then left. So if you stop there, be aware.
> There is a large house or building east of the pond, I wonder if someone
> from that building called security ?
> At that pond were two Marbled Godwits, 6 Black-necked Stilts, 8
> Long-billed Dowitchers, and 40 Franklin’s Gulls.
> BeeBee Draw CR 42 ponds were bone dry, and very little water and no
> shorebirds on CR 48 Lower Latham Area in Weld County.
> Larry Wilson