Monday, October 27, 2014

Unsuccessful Search for Swamp Sparrows

October 20, 2014

Richard Stevens:

I went to Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe) hoping the Lesser Black-backed Gull would be at the scuba beach as it was on 10/15 (last Wednesday).  Unfortunately, it was in the middle of the lake, no photo.

My target bird today was a Swamp Sparrow (although a Winter Wren would have been nice); neither was found at previous cattail marsh locations at Cherry Creek Reservoir and Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

A two hour hike along the south side of Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe) did not find any little birds.  Black-billed Magpies, gulls and a couple of flickers appeared to be the only birds around.

I walked Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Adams) for about three hours.  Only a couple of Killdeer walked the Havana Ponds mudflats.  The highlight was a flyover Prairie Falcon.

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