Saturday, June 15, 2019

A First Denver County Record

June 15, 2019

Richard Stevens:

High temperature in Denver was 79 degrees this afternoon.  Winds were 6-7 mph with anomometer readings at Genesee Mountain Park during the weather front were 26 mph.

I had to chase the Blue-winged Warbler (Doug Kibbe, 6/14) at Fort Logan National Cemetery for a new Denver County bird this morning.  

Now and then, fortune shines, the male Blue-winged Warbler was fluttering about the willows at the southeast corner of the waste pond when I arrived.  It did not allow for many photos and focus was not great:
recent witness photos link on Colorado Birding Society's website:

Stopped by Red Rocks Park (Jefferson) on my way to Genesee Mountain Park (Jefferson), one Barn Owl was relocated during another brief stop.

I walked from the group picnic area to the top of Genesee Mountain Park.  A male Williamson's Sapsucker drummed on his favorite pole northwest of the area.

Another male Williamson's Sapsucker flew from the top of the park to 20 yards below the western side.

Traffic changed my mind about continuing to Mt Evans.  Birding on the byway will have to wait for another day.

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