Friday, July 26, 2019

Afternoon at Cherry Creek Reservoir

July 26, 2019

Richard Stevens:

I debated whether to return the Audubon Nature Center for another search for the Painted Bunting.  Forty+ miles of Denver traffic made the decision not to drive in Friday traffic.

As far as I know, the Painted Bunting was only observed once for 7 minutes around 1:45 pm.  

Late in the afternoon, Rebecca and I went to our favorite restaurant near Cherry Creek Reservoir (Arapahoe).  After dinner, a drive through the State Park found few birds.

The male Great-tailed Grackle continues at the Cottonwood Creek Wetlands.  The female was not in view.  I walked around the wetlands and heard both a Virginia Rail and Sora from the north side.

No owls appeared this evening.  High temperature was 92 degrees (still 86 degrees at 6:00 pm).  Winds were 6-7 mph and cooled the Park a little bit.

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