Sunday, September 4, 2011

Search for Palmer Lake White-eyed Vireo

September 2, 2011

Rebecca Kosten:

Rich had his wrist bandaged, then wrapped in two ace bandages and in a sling but still tried for the Douglas County White eyed Vireo; without success.

We did find two Plumbeous Vireos along the creek side trail, Walnut Road and Glen Park to Spring Road, Palmer Lake. Also found were 2 Black-headed Grosbeaks, 3 Spotted Towhees, 17 Broad-tailed Hummingbirds (including two displaying adult males) and 2 American Goldfinches.

The day was not a loss. A Scissor tailed Flycatcher was on telephone wires next to the first pole north mile marker 180, hwy 25. The flycatcher hung on to the wire in the 14 mph winds. We stopped to take a photo, but a Colorado State Patrolman also stopped and told us to move.

A Yellow billed Cuckoo was found at Hidden Valley Open Space. Take main trail going west from parking lot, turn south at Cherry Creek. Several Wilson's Warblers and a Yellow Warbler were in the willows below the Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

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