Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Banner Lakes Wildlife Area & Cherry Creek Reservoir

October 11, 2016

Richard Stevens:

Rebecca Kosten and I drove out to Banner Lakes Wildlife Area (Weld County) this morning.  Eventually we hiked the southern ponds 1-4 and the northern ponds 5=8.

Highlights included a Townsend's Warbler loosely associated with a flock of 8-10 Yellow-rumped Warblers in the western windbreak (west of ponds 4-3).  A Barn Owl was in the same area.

A Spotted Towhee was east of pond 2.  A Gray Catbird between 2 & 1.

No Long-eared Owls were found in the windbreak along Ponds 5 through 8 today.  A Great Horned Owl called from south of pond 11.

Later we met Jerry Petrosky and Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe).  We scoped the lake for an hour or so.  Nothing uncommon was found.

1 comment:

Birder Rich said...

I forgot to mention that Jerry Petrosky called that he found an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull on the southwest marina after Rebecca and I left.