Saturday, February 17, 2018

South Platte Park Reservoir, Ketring Park to Cherry Creek Reservoir

February 16, 2018

Richard Stevens:

Temperatures reached only 41 degrees under party sunny skies today.  Winds were 6-7 mph with gusts to 14 mph.

I scoped South Platte Park Reservoir (Arapahoe/Jefferson) six times and saw the adult male White-winged Scoter on two of the scans.  The Yellow-billed Loon was not found.  However, lack of mobility forced me to scope from the southwest corner.  About 10-15 percent of the lake could not be seen.  The Yellow-billed Loon was reported later in the afternoon.

The Brant was not found at Ketring Park, Edwin Bemis library fields, Gallup Park and Ida Park (Jefferson).  The Eastern Screech-Owl was out sunning in his usual cottonwood.

The pair of Long-eared Owls was back in their usual Russian Olive trees along the Gun Range road at Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe).

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