Tuesday, March 6, 2018

A Windy Afternoon At Cherry Creek Reservoir

March 5, 2018

Richard Stevens:

We spent most of this windy day doing chores.  In the afternoon, we passed through Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe) and searched unsuccessfully for the Sagebrush Sparrow.  

Looked for a sparrow that does not like to leave the ground and winds were 17-18 mph with gusts to 29 mph.

The two Long-eared Owls were at their usual location.  They stayed about a foot off the ground.  Were they trying to escape the wind?

An Osprey and adult Bald Eagle hunted along the north shore of the lake.  We observed the Bald Eagle diving claws first into the water and catching a fish, Osprey style.

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