Monday, January 24, 2011

Long-tailed Duck Denver County and Some Adams County Birds

January 24, 2011

Richard Stevens:

After Noon, we drove down to the South Platte River at Florida Avenue. There is parking at Overland Pond Park (Denver County) just west of Santa Fe Avenue.

A short 5-minute walk north along the Platte the Long-tailed Duck was just south of the footbridge that crosses the river. Took some photos (see CoBus photo library) and headed back home.

We spent about 30 minutes at Barr Lake (Adams). The White-throated Sparrow today stayed in the taller grasses south of the tall bushes west of the Visitor's Center. It never approached the feeders. A few White-crowned Sparrows and one American Tree Sparrow did go below the feeders.

About a dozen Great-tailed Grackles were at the Picadilly Tree Nursery feedlot just south of 152nd Avenue (Bromley Lane) and Picadilly Road. Several hundred Great-tailed Grackles were along Harvest Road at 0.6 miles north of 160th Avenue.

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