Date: 9/5/19 7:18 am
From: Deidre Callanan <deidre1980...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Lagerman Reservoir Birds and a Bobcat's Sweet Dreams
fantastic! what an experience!

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 3:50:51 PM UTC-6, Carl Starace wrote:
>
> So I arrived at 7:45, swept my scope over shoreline and open water. Noted
> the Ruddy Ducks, more BW Teal than yesterday, a flock of 9 Baird's
> Sandpiper , a lone Western Sandpiper and Snowy Egret as reported. Then,
> scanning the southern fenceline and poles for raptors I noticed a hunched
> form atop the Osprey platform. I zoomed in and saw the closed eyes of a
> dozing Bobcat. It had lain down upon the resident Osprey's nesting material
> way up that pole. During the forty plus minutes of observation it
> repositioned itself three different directions. Just before it took to
> ground it raised it hind legs and looked down at the closest prairie dog.
> Within several minutes it then very gingerly grabbed hold of the struts
> just below the platform and slowly descended the pole and soon disappeared
> in taller grasses. Carl , whose still in awe, Niwot
>

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