Monday, September 22, 2014

Cherry Creek Reservoir, Barr Lake and the DIA Owl Loop

September 22, 2014

Richard Stevens:

Email sent to cobirders listserve:

"Hello cobirders;

While out doing chores I passed through Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe County).  The pair of Caspian Terns photographed yesterday was gone.  A Sabine's Gull was standing on the poles outlining the marina.  Perhaps the two Caspian Terns Dan Stringer found at Barr Lake (Adams) were yesterday's birds.  I had an adult and juvenile yesterday as he did today.  Photos of Caspian Terns are on the "recentwitnessphotos" link on CoBus website.

A downpour prevented me from looking for passerines at Smoky Hill Group Picnic area.

Continued Good Birding!"

After the rain stopped, we went to Barr Lake (Adams County), and then drove the DIA Owl Loop.

The pair of Caspian Terns could be seen with the help of a scope off the boat ramp.  At least two Burrowing Owls continue at the Prairie Dog Village at 3.4 miles east of Tower Road and 96th avenue.  No Short-eared Owls were found this afternoon.

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