Friday, November 20, 2015

El Paso to Douglas to Arapahoe Counties

November 18, 2015

Richard Stevens:

If only, if only Terry and I had heard about the Inca Dove in Colorado Springs, Bryan and I would not have made the trip today.

Fortunately, another birder who did not give his name was looking at the Inca Dove when we arrived.  We were grateful to miss spending hours searching for the dove!

We returned to Denver by way of Highway 83.  A detour and 30 minute search did not turn up the American Three-toed Woodpecker in Black Forest Regional Park (El Paso).

We drove the western side of Castlewood Canyon State Park (Douglas).  Nothing uncommon appeared.  We did see a flock of four Pine Grosbeaks.

A stop at Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe) found only a Barrow's Goldeneye and six Bonaparte's Gulls.  No loons were found.  They did "show up" the following day leaving us wondering where they were this day.

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