Sunday, September 24, 2017

Birding At Barr Lake & Cherry Creek State Parks

September 22, 2017

Stretching my legs at Barr Lake back in Denver (Adams County) I found no shorebirds below the Niedrach Boardwalk.  An Eastern Phoebe hawked bugs around the Visitor's Center footbridge (see Colorado Birding Society's website photo library).

Later a flock of fifteen Baird's Sandpipers, two Least Sandpipers, two Killdeer and the American Golden-Plover were found at the boat ramp sand spit (mile 7.6).

I picked up Rebecca and we passed through Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe) on our way to dinner.  At Pelican Point, we photographed a Semipalmated Plover and counted 34 American Avocets.  A Sabine's Gull was with a dozen Ring-billed Gulls off the Bird Platform.  A Turkey Vulture flew over the west shades picnic area.

Best bird was a Winter Wren at the Bird Platform area.  After trying to relocate it for 15 minutes, it allowed us to watch it for 5 minutes!

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