Date: 10/22/17 8:01 pm From: Luke Pheneger <phenegerluke...> Subject: [cobirds] Golden Ponds and Lagerman Reservoir, Boulder County
Today (10/22) I visited Golden Ponds and had some pretty cool migrants show up, the highlights include
Osprey: a bit late, perched up high calling enthusiastically.
Both Sharp Shinned and Cooper's Hawks flying over within 5 minutes of each other. Sharpies seem to pretty seasonal in the Longmont area, for me at least.
Brown Creeper-11 of them!! Spread out all along the trail with some singing.
Ruby Crowned Kinglets-4
Slate Colored and Pink Sided Juncos
White Throated Sparrow- go to the Lykins Gulch section of the park and walk around to the area near the private pond, there was a single individual in a mixed flock of various sparrows, finches and YRWA's.
American Tree Sparrow-2
Swamp Sparrow- Walk along the marshy area along the bike path that runs West-East from the river, there was a single individual giving pretty nice looks.
This week at Lagerman Reservoir I've been holding out for a scoter all week with no luck at all!! American Wigeons have been gathering in numbers ranging from 200-400, along with nice numbers of Redheads, and Gadwalls between 25-75. Lesser Scaup, Canvasback, Ring Necked Ducks, Wood Ducks, Green winged Teals, and Blue Winged Teals seem to be reliable but in low numbers. Earlier in the week I had a single Osprey but I haven't seen him since. But Ferrugenous Hawks, Bald Eagles, and Red Tailed Hawks of varying subspecies have been common, and I had one Golden Eagle, and Merlin the other day.
On the 17th at Union Reservoir there was also a Red Necked Phalarope, and we were almost certain we had the Artice Tern that was later reported, but sadly it was really really far out to get ID'able looks, also a probable Forsters Tern.