Friday, September 19, 2008

Birding Around Denver

September 18, 2008

Gary Weston: Richard Stevens and I searched unsuccessfully for the Palm Warbler at Belmar Historic Park. We did find a Townsend's Warbler along the cement path at the extreme western border. This is where the large flock of warblers was last week.

We next went to Plaster Reservoir, Broomfield and McKay Lake which I believe is in Adams County. There wasn't much there.

We walked the path at Barr Lake State Park, Adams County from the boat ramp to the banding station. Again birding was slow. A Townsend's Warbler was south of the Pioneer boardwalk. At least one House Wren is still out there.

Richard Stevens:

After dropping Gary off, I drove over to Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe). I had just enough light to circle the lake (on foot). Again I counted many Snowy Egrets (28) but did not find the reported Little Blue Heron. The Long-tailed Jaeger flew several times from one end of the lake to the other.

A juvenile Sabine's Gull swam to the east of the Bird Platform (Cottonwood Creek Loop). At least one Common Tern was also in the southeast corner. It appeared that there were 4 small terns; I was able to only positively identify one before darkness.

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