Date: 1/13/20 3:43 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] John Martin Reservoir flash freezes
Birders,

Two consecutive nights with near-zero temperatures and calm winds have
resulted in John Martin Reservoir (Bent County) going from mostly open
to at least 90 percent frozen. While there are still thousands of Snow /
Ross Geese and Common Mergansers and hundreds of Bald Eagles and gulls
present at the ever-changing holes in the ice, a lot of lingering birds
have disappeared, and a trip here may not be as productive as one taken
just two days ago.

Norma Verhoeff and I did find a female Ladder-backed Woodpecker below
the dam today, curiously absent earlier this winter.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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