Friday, June 21, 2019

Roxborough State Park & Deer Creek Canyon Park

June 20, 2019

Richard Stevens:

It was a warm day with high temperatures reaching the middle 80s.  Winds were 5-6 mph until a front blew in, early afternoon.  Anomometer readings measured 29 mph.  The front blew in and out quickly and late afternoon was quite pleasant.

Rebecca Kosten and I drove down to Roxborough State Park (Douglas County).  We hiked the 3.5 miles of the combined Willow Creek and South Rim trails.  While the trails are considered "moderate", the hike is a long one!

Highlights included two Ovenbirds along the South Rim Trail.  To relocate search near the top of the trail.  

An American Redstart, Lazuli Buntings, a Indigo Bunting, House Wrens, Warbling Vireos, Yellow Warblers, and an Orange-crowned Warbler were found along the Willow Creek trail.

Afterward lunch we drove to Deer Creek Canyon Park (Jefferson).  We ran across another Ovenbird while hiking the Rattlesnake Gulch trail.  No owls were found this evening.

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