Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Search for Sabine's Gull(s)

September 21, 2015

Richard Stevens:

Bill Cryder and walked the southern side of Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe) today.  Denver set a record high temperature of 89 degrees.  Winds were 4 mph, gusts to 8 mph.

I hoped to get a better photo of a Sabine's Gull today.  We relocated the Sabine's Gull at mile 3.0, Aurora Reservoir.  Unfortunately, it was swimming offshore, too far away for anything but a witness photo.

I gave it another shot at Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe).  Regrettably, the few gulls at Cherry Creek Reservoir did not include yesterday's Sabine's Gull.  Eight Common Terns on the southwest marina were a nice consolation.

The only land birding I did today was at Smoky Hill Group Picnic area-swim beach.  Not one warbler was around today.

No Short-eared Owls appeared when I parked at the south side of DIA tonight.

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