Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Slow Birding Around Eastern Denver

May 29, 2018

Temperatures remained cool at 63 degrees.  Winds were 10-11 mph with gusts to 15 mph.  Our birding day was one marked by misses.

Rebecca and I stretched our legs with short walks in Arapahoe County.  We could not relocate the Yellow-billed Cuckoo reported by Matt Newport at Cherry Creek Reservoir.  We also missed the Green Heron at Delaney Farms.

A drive along the Rocky Mountain Arsenal Wildlife Drive found no uncommon birds. Missed Eastern Phoebe, Red-headed Woodpecker, Burrowing Owl and Baltimore Oriole.

Finally, we walked the First Creek Trail (Denver/Adams) from 56th avenue to the western Rocky Mountain Arsenal fence line. Then we detoured north to 68th avenue before returning to the First Creek Trail. If the Vermilion Flycatcher is still around, we did not encounter it.  Also missed any Northern Mockingbirds, American Redstart or other warblers or vireos.

Our hike was quite pleasant in the cool afternoon temperatures.

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