Date: 2/5/18 5:55 pm From: modise <modise...> Subject: [cobirds] Probable Northern Shrike, lesser Scaup, and question about harrassing geese w/fireworks -Arapahoe Co
At about 5:00 p.m. today, while biking along the Platte along the Broken Tee golf course in Englewood, I saw what I thought was, at first, a Clark's nutcracker. Upon review of eBird data, a Northern Shrike seems much more likely, particularly as Art Hudak posted one at Centennial Park (1/2 mile south of my location) in January. I saw a lesser scaup on the river close by. Both were in Arapahoe Co.
As I approached the bridge over the Platte, directly opposite the golf course, a VERY loud firework was set off by a course marshal. It scared the you know what out of me, but it was actually aimed at a flock of geese on the course. Is it legal to shoo geese away this way? I certainly didn't appreciate it, on their behalf or mine!