Saturday, November 19, 2011

Cherry Creek Reservoir

November 19, 2011

Richard Stevens:

I went back to Cherry Creek Reservoir two hours before sunrise (Arapahoe County) to check on the Long-eared Owl. The owl was in the same tree that I left it in at 8:30 pm last night!

No Short-eared Owls showed up at dawn over the cattails just west of where Cherry Creek crosses under the main road.

I then rushed back to the Lake Loop and observed the Harris's Sparrow north of the Rowing Club building. It was first on the grassy patches, however last seen flying to the thin tree northeast of the building.

A few Bonaparte's Gulls were seen flying along the southwest corner when I drove out of the park. The Lesser Black-backed Gull was not on the southwest marina's logs.

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