I spent the afternoon relaxing and watching soccer. I am now going to look for Flammulated owl. This is going to be a very long night. I must leave right now to bike 5 miles and then hike the 3.5 miles to reach the spot where we will start our owing loop. We will start the 5-6 mile loop at 9pm. It will take about 4 hours to complete the loop at which time I will then have to hike the 3.5 miles back to my bike and then bike the 5 miles back to where I am staying. So that's 12 miles of hiking and 10 of biking to try for this bird. UGH. I am hoping to be back here by 3am, catch a few z's, and then head to Ft. Collins tomorrow. I will try to put up a more involved post at some point.
2:50am update: Just got back after bagging Flammulated owl! I saw two very well and heard 3 more. But wait, there's more! I actually got a second year bird on the night hike. You'll have to tune back into tomorrow to find out which one. I'll just tell you it was a good one!