Saturday, June 8, 2019

Washington and Arapahoe Counties

June 7, 2019

Richard Stevens:

High temperature in Aurora was 86 degrees this afternoon.  Winds were 12-13 mph with gusts to 21 mph during the thunderstorm.

One stop at a friend's home added an Eastern Screech-Owl to our trip list.  Terry and I figured we had worn out spring migration sightings and we turned west back to Denver.

We circled the Washington Country Club Golf Course Park and found an American Redstart along the east side of the Pond.  A Red-eyed Vireo sang around the southwest footbridge.

A detour to Last Chance Rest Stop (Washington) was our last stop.  The Northern Waterthrush was walking the log along the east side of the pond.  Nothing else uncommon was found and we headed for home.

Rebecca Kosten and I went to dinner in Denver after the thunderstorm finished.  On the way, we stopped at Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe).  

A walk up the butterfly hill drainage did not find the Bell's Vireo reported yesterday by Dave King.  Birds were not moving around.  

When we stopped at the Smoking Hill Group Picnic Area, a Red-eyed Vireo was singing just west of the pavilion!

No owls showed up along the shooting range entrance road this evening.

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