Monday, December 19, 2011

Bonny Reservoir Back to Denver

December 18, 2011

Richard Stevens:

Four of us stopped at Bonny Reservoir (Yuma) on our way back to Denver. We searched briefly for the Carolina Wren reported on 12/16; without success. We also stopped to make sure that the American Woodcock reported last on 12/1 had not been relocated.

Bryan Ehlmann and I continued our birding day at Red Rocks Park (Jefferson). It took about an hour and a half; finally, the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was relocated. It flew out of the draw west of the three pines at the north end of the elementary school (southeast corner of Red Rocks Park).

Several Red-tailed Hawks circled overhead during our search. The only additional birds found included just 2 Dark-eyed Juncos, 3 Northern Flickers and 7 American Robins.

Shortly (less than 2 minutes) after I threw out seed below the platform feeder behind the Trading Post, the Golden-crowned Sparrow walked out of the brush (along ditch to the north) to eat.

Bryan and I headed over to the Denver City Park area. The Long-tailed Duck was still on Duck Lake. After sunset, we walked the Park Hill area for 3 hours. Eventually 4 Eastern Screech-Owls responded to our recordings.

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