Sunday, September 25, 2016

Return to Cherry Creek Reservoir

September 15, 2016

Richard Stevens:

Terry Michaels found a Greater Prairie-Chicken along Logan County Road 93, between CR 44 & CR 46 this morning.  Winds were again 15mph, gusts to 29 mph.

Few birds were moving around Jumbo Reservoir (Logan/Sedgwick).  High winds ended the trip early.

A quick stop at Prewitt Reservoir (Logan/Sedgwick) relocated the Western Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull.  Few land birds were found among the swaying cottonwood trees.

My email to cobirders listserve:

Hello cobirders;

I made it over to Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe) this afternoon and watched the Jaeger for about 2.5 hours.  Twice it came halfway between the Lake Loop and buoy #4.  It landed several times near buoy #4.  As I was about to take photos a sailboard w/"sailors" decided to use the buoy as a turn around point.  I think Dave King is correct and that it is a Parasitic Jaeger.

Other birds observed included four Sabine's Gulls, three Common Terns flew by, three Black Terns also, 2 dozen+ Barn Swallows, one Cliff Swallow and one Bank Swallow.  At the southeast corner of the Lake Loop I found a 1st year male Western Tanager, one Western Wood-pewee, two noisy House Wrens, a flock of 8+ Chipping Sparrows, two Song Sparrows.

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