Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Brief Stop at Cherry Creek Reservoir

February 26, 2019

Richard Stevens:

Temperature reached 48 degrees.  Winds were 7-8 mph with gusts to 10 mph.

I did not have much time for birding today however did stop at Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe) when I was nearby.

I was about to say that the Rusty Blackbird was missed for the sixth consecutive trip when the adult male flew up from the north side of Augie's Pond (northwest of swim beach).

The Rusty Blackbird flew up the western drainage where it joined the female looking Rusty Blackbird below the drainpipe under old Parker Road.  They stayed under the "tunnel of cattails and weeds" along the stream.

There was no sign of the Brown Thrasher now missed nine consecutive trips.

Many people were in the field east of the shooting range entrance road.  If the Barn Owl was around it had moved on before my arrival.

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