Date: 11/8/17 12:02 pm From: Jared Del Rosso <jared.delrosso...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: Fox Sparrow - deKoevend Park (Arapahoe)
The Fox Sparrow continued this afternoon (11/8) under the feeders along the High Line at deKoevend (south portion, near the western edge).
- Jared Del Rosso Centennial, CO
On Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:06:18 AM UTC-7, Jared Del Rosso wrote: > > This morning (11/6), I took my dog on an early, cold walk around deKoevend > Park in Centennial, which only seemed to get colder the longer we were out > there. Dozens of juncos, three creepers (a high count for me around > Arapahoe Co.), a very dark Red-tailed Hawk, and a small flock of Cedar > Waxwings sustained us through that cold, long enough to spot a Fox Sparrow > beneath some feeders along the High Line near the park's southwest edge. > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-aYw-RWiPDFo/WgCLe2LXcVI/AAAAAAAANxI/hJJk777f4fUBB7rrqHWTM0ZWTWCG8K6AACLcBGAs/s1600/DSC_0404%2BFox%2BSparrow.jpg> > > > > <https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nqzFnmiozX4/WgCLhPDMRzI/AAAAAAAANxM/3To4oZGUwbY40u6jER-x8dnKBS_uS0sPwCLcBGAs/s1600/DSC_0438%2BFox%2BSparrows.jpg> > > > About two weeks ago, I thought I heard and saw a Fox Sparrow along this > stretch of the canal trail at deKoevend. It was while walking my dog; > inexplicably, I'd decided not to bring my my binoculars. In the shadows of > the undergrowth along the trail, I spotted a bird that reminded me of a > Song Sparrow x Hermit Thrush -- sparrow+ sized and shaped, with warm > colors. I let Cynthia Madsen know this. We both made follow-up trips to > deKoevend. Neither of us found a Fox Sparrow, though I located a Song > Sparrow in the same general area. So I figured the Song Sparrow had fooled > me, as it so often does. But perhaps this bird has been at deKoevend all > along. > > > - Jared Del Rosso > > Centennial, CO > > > >