Friday, June 21, 2019

Possible Little Blue Heron at Barr Lake State Park

June 21, 2019

Richard Stevens:

High temperature today was 67 degrees.  Winds were 6-7 mph until the afternoon thunderstorms.  Anomometer readings reached 21 mph.

We received a report of a Little Blue Heron at Barr Lake (Adams).  Unfortunately, the exact location was not specified. Eventually I searched from the Visitor's Center bridge (mile 0.0/9.0) to the south end of the dam (mile 7.0) then back to the west end of the Niedrach Trail (mile 1.0).

Later I drove to the western end of the Park and walked the Buckley Road end from mile 2.5 to 4.0.  A Little Blue Heron was not found.

The highlight was a female Baltimore Oriole in the willows at mile 8.8.  

The usual summer suspects included Yellow Warblers, House Wrens, Warbling Vireos and Red-winged Blackbirds were found in expected numbers.

Threatening weather ended my birding day in the early afternoon.

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