Date: 11/12/17 4:23 pm From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Fox Sparrow & Hermit Thrush - deKoevend (Arapahoe)
Sorry you had that encounter, Adam --
I was there late Saturday, 3:40 - 5 p.m. (along with a couple from Bailey whom I encountered in the park, out looking for screech owls). We met the homeowners who keep all those birdfeeders in the spot where Jared reported the fox sparrow -- so I'm guessing it was not they who called the cops. Very nice people, out for a walk along the canal.
I told them what rarity we were seeking. They also said there's a screech owl cavity in a cottonwood there, visible only from their side of the canal. They told the Bailey couple they'd text them if that bird showed up. I did not get the fox sparrow or the hermit thrush, unfortunately, but I still managed a dozen species within sight of that spot -- including, after sunset, an odd sight: a belted kingfisher straddling a long utility wire that runs from the canal area down into the park, above meadows. Also after sunset, a pair of red-tailed hawks was being mobbed by black-billed magpies in a cottonwood along the creek down below the rec center.
Patrick O'Driscoll Denver
On Sun, Nov 12, 2017 at 10:34 AM, Adam Vesely <avesely22...> wrote:
> All, > > While looking for the Fox Sparrow, some suspicious neighbors called the > police on me. Luckily I don't have any warrants out for my arrest. A > friendly reminder to always wear your "Honestly, I'm a bird watcher" hat > while birding in neighborhoods. > > Adam "Peeping Tom" Vesely > Thornton, CO > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Colorado Birds" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...> > To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...> > To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/ > msgid/cobirds/<1a0c84e9-9ca3-4db9-8639-5173789f0972...> > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >