Friday, November 2, 2007

Cherry Creek Reservoir Visit Again

November 2, 2007

While out doing chores, I stopped at Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe). From the bird platform, Cottonwood Creek Loop, I could see the Red-throated Loon and 2 Common Loon not far off shore. A single Bonaparte's Gull was flying around to the east of where I stood.

A stop at the southwest marina found the Lesser Black-backed Gull standing on the poles outlining the marina.

Again with an hour of daylight left, I walked around the Star K Ranch Wildlife Preserve in Aurora. While I did not find any rare birds, I watched 8 Red-breasted Nuthatches hunt for food on the large cottonwoods. There were also 48+ Dark-eyed Juncos (Oregon, Pink-sided, State-colored, and 1 White-winged) and 3 Song Sparrows.

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