Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cherry Creek Reservoir and Mt Falcon Park

September 17, 2016

Richard Stevens:

Clear Creek County
Terry Michaels led the CoBus trip to Mt Evans today: they found eight Barrow's Goldeneyes (Wann, 5/26) on Echo Lake, three Brown-capped Rosy Finches at the northwest corner of Summit Lake and a White-tailed Ptarmigan east of the Evans Byway road at the Summit Lake parking lot.

My email to cobirders listserve:

Hello cobirders;

I happened to pass by Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe) on my way home and stopped to see if the Parasitic Jaeger would fly closer.  It did not but stayed in the middle of the lake.  Possible three Common Terns were still out there, just a little too far away to confirm ID 100 percent, but did not look like Forster's Terns.  I did not see the Red-necked Grebe, any Sabine's Gulls or Black Terns.

I checked the strip of cottonwoods along the Lake Loop and found two male Yellow Warblers, one male Wilson's Warbler, four Black-capped Chickadees, a Cassin's Vireo and Black-and-white Warbler.  These were along the northwest side of the Lake Loop.  Then multiple birds started to fly in from the northeast side.  Another 60+ Yellow-rumped Warblers, six additional Black-capped Chickadees, a young male Western Tanager, and a second or same Cassin's Vireo.

Relocated the Parasitic Jaeger twice more for birders who showed up and headed for home.

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