Saturday, August 16, 2014

Little Gull at Cherry Creek Reservoir

August 15, 2014

Richard Stevens:

After getting a few hours of sleep and some chores done, I drove over to Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe County).  The juvenile Little Gull was found with the help of my scope swimming in the middle of the lake.

Jerry Petrosky:
"When I pulled into the Lake Loop at Cherry Creek STP Rich Stevens had been watching the Little Gull for 15 minutes or so. It flew around the shore at the swim beach. By the time we got there, it flew over our heads once and went to the southeast corner. It remained there for the next half hour. The only place with no jet skis or boats.

Richard found a Red eyed Vireo in the cottonwoods west of the volleyball net, next to red and brown no swimming allowed sign.

The Little Gull is easy to pick out on the water, appearing dark and small. In flight the distinct wing pattern and tern like flight also easy to see. Would not expect it to leave the lake tonight!

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