Date: 3/11/17 5:13 pm From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> Subject: [cobirds] Birding Around Colorado
Today my mom and I birded around Colorado hitting some of the spots that have been hot lately. Starting with Westerly Creek Park. At Westerly we found the Harris's Sparrow in about 2 minutes which I know has been a little hit or miss lately. Also there was a Lincolns sparrow in the same bush. In the park itself the Brown Thrasher continues along with a pair of Yellow Rumped Warblers, 2 Cinnamon Teals, and a leucistic American Wigeon.
At Cherry Creek we started off with an Adult Thayer's Gull and 3 California Gulls. We then went to the South End( Dam End)where we had a supposed Rock Wren but later made the easy correction, as the bird was a Carolina Wren constintaly making its light Trill calls over and over again. And no it wasn't a Marsh Wren :) Too trilly, not chattery like a Marsh Wren. We could never find the bird even though we heard it 6-8 times, but looking for the Wren lead us to find a Says pheobe, American White Pelican, and a flyover Kildeer along the dam.
We then visited Panama Reservoir where after spending 30 minutes looking for a vantage point saw 3 Blue Winged teals, 3 pelicans, 18 Norther Pintails, and two Eared Grebes.