Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Eastern Arapahoe County

My email to cobirders

Hello birders,

I drove around eastern Arapahoe and northern Elbert Counties on Monday.

At Box Elder Creek and County Line Road
House Wren, Wilson's Warbler, Western Wood-pewee

At Kiowa Creek and County Line Road
adult and two juvenile Red-headed Woodpeckers (juveniles stayed north of County Line Road, the adult flew from Arapahoe County south across the road into Elbert County

Olive-sided Flycatcher between Kiowa Creek and Arapahoe County Open Space to east
Brown Thrasher seen from County Line Road in the Open Space

north of Arapahoe CR 129 and County Line Road
Grasshopper Sparrow

CR 129 and Jamison Road
Lark Buntings, 20 female type

CR 129 and Alaves farm?  I may have forgotten the correct name
Cassin's Kingbird

CR 30 at 0.5 miles east of CR 149
Burrowing Owl continues about 30 yards north of CR 30

At West Bijou Creek and Arapahoe CR 30
Northern Mockingbird

CR 34, east of CR 181

At West Bijou Creek and CR 42
Orange-crowned Warbler
Warbling Vireo

My highlight of the trip was an Eastern Screech-Owl at one of the creeks.  It was first discovered back in March.

Good birding!

Terry Michaels
Denver, CO

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