Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Snowy Day at Cherry Creek Reservoir

November 11, 2015

Richard Stevens:

While out doing chores, I made time for a drive through Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe).  I scoped the reservoir from the Lake Loop for approximately an hour.  Then I stopped at the Mountain Loop, southwest marina, northeastern boat ramp and the parking area at the dam tower.

All the uncommon birds encountered yesterday looked to have vanished.  No loons or scoters were observed.  A few Bonaparte's Gulls flew around in the 12 mph winds, gusts to 18 mph.

Last night's snowstorm definitely changed the mix of birds at the reservoir.

No Short-eared Owls appeared as I passed through the DIA Owl Loop on the way home.

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