This noon, I decided to check to see if the Pacific Loon previously reported from Boyd Lake State Park was still there. It is still hanging around the south end of the lake. It was joined by a Common Loon. The two were hanging out together, sometimes as close as 3-4 feet. They were foraging off the extreme southern end of the lake near a marker buoy indicating shallow water.
To get to a good vantage point to scan, take the first side road to the right as you enter the park and follow this all the way to the southern-most parking lot after all of the campgrounds. Park here and cross the bridge over the canal. Leave the paved sidewalk and take the dirt path to the left. after only about 20 feet, take the left single-lane trail and stay on this (do not take any of the side trails from this single track). Follow this track down into a low area and under an overhanging branch of a Cottonwood Tree and up the other side. When you get up, this track joins with a dirt park access road. Go to the left on this road until you get to a green marker sign with the numeral "6" on it. Leave the dirt road and make your way through the weeds to the edge of the lake at this point. You should then have good viewing access to the south end of the lake. Joe Mammoser Fort Collins Larimer County -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/4327ddad-a191-4513-91d7-7dd9cd929399%40googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.