Date: 1/12/21 10:49 am
From: <nat.......> <nat.ann27...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Louviers Boreal Owl (Douglas)
Hi Tom!

What time would you suggest for spotting the owls? Early morning/dusk?

Thanks!
Natalie

On Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 7:49:19 PM UTC-7 thavs1 wrote:

> I had a chance to go out last Saturday, January 2, to some birding in
> Louviers. Myself and two others explored the town and he DuPont open space.
> It was a good day with some uncommon species for us this year. Stellar's
> Jays, Bush Tits, Evening Grosbeaks and one Northern Goshawk. While
> exploring along Plum Creek just along the border of the open space and
> private land we observed what we thought was a Saw-whet Owl on the private
> land. All in all a great day. I submitted my list to eBird along with a
> couple photos of the Saw-whet. A couple days later, I received a message
> from Scott Somershoe, an eBird reviewer stating that he thought the photo I
> submitted was actually a Boreal Owl. I was able to send additional photos
> to confirm that what I saw was actually a Boreal Owl. I was hesitant to
> report this since it is such a rare bird, I didn't want to encourage others
> to converge on the area and scare the bird away. But the bird was also seen
> on Monday and Tuesday by another birder, but not again on Wednesday.
> Scott and I tried to find the bird again on Friday but couldn't find it,
> though we did find a Saw-whet Owl.
> Photos here.
> eBird Checklist - 2 Jan 2021 - 80131, Louviers, Douglas County, CO, US -
> 29 species <https://ebird.org/checklist/S78531505>
> Thomas Halverstadt | Flickr <https://www.flickr.com/photos/thavs1/>
>
> Tom Halverstadt, Louviers, Colorado.
>

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