Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Cherry Creek Reservoir May 21, 2007

While doing chores we passed through Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe County) twice today. Not much was around on our first visit; it was sunny and winds were calm. We did find the male Black-chinned Hummingbird just east of the ranger’s office.

On the second trip, a cold front passed over and it rained for about 20 minutes. During this visit we saw a Caspian Tern and 2 Franklin's Gulls on the boundary poles around the southwest marina.

Returning to the Ranger’s office, we found 2 male Black-chinned Hummingbirds. One just east of the office and a second about 40 yards to the east-southeast.

We also made a run over to Denver City Park. The island at Duck Lake had over 200 Double-crested Cormorants, 14 Black-crowned Night-Herons, and 3 Snowy Egrets. All looked to be attempting to nest.

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