Monday, January 29, 2007

Quick Trip to Gateway Park

Did not have much time to bird today. Winds were 15mph; temperature reached 26 degrees.

We did stop by Gateway Park and the west side of LakeCrest (Denver County). Three dozen Common Mergansers and a couple of American Coots were in the small open water area. Four dozen gulls included 9 Herring Gulls and the rest Ring-billed Gulls. An adult Bald Eagle flew overhead and scattered the gulls. The gulls circled low over the water for about 5 minutes; then the Bald Eagle flew on. There was a dead Canada Goose on the ice; perhaps a previous kill of the Bald Eagle.

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