Sunday, August 5, 2018

First Creek Trail (Denver/Adams Counties)

August 4, 2018

Richard Stevens:

Temperatures in the afternoon top off at 93 degrees.  Winds were 9-10 mph before the rainstorm moved in and gusts were 22 mph.

I managed to get away in the afternoon and walked the First Creek Trail (Denver/Adams Counties).

The Denver County side had a Townsend's Solitaire, Western Kingbirds, House Finches and a male Blue Grosbeak.  Best bird however was a female Black-throated Blue Warbler, quite out of place.  She stayed low in the cottonwoods just east of the Light Rail Bridge.  She eventually flew to the north side of First Creek.  By the time I figured out how to cross the creek, she was not relocated.

The Adams County side of the First Creek Trail had a female Belted Kingfisher, two House Wrens, many Lark Sparrows and many House Finches.  A juvenile Swainson's Hawk screeched from a lone tree north of the trail.

It started to rain around 4:00 pm and I left.

No comments: