Date: 5/3/18 6:46 pm
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern Bluebird-Bear Ck Greenbelt, Jeff.Co.
Just got back from walking the dogs this afternoon (Thurs., 3 May 18) at the Bear Creek Greenbelt between Wadsworth and Estes (Jefferson Co.) where we had a nice male EASTERN BLUEBIRD.  This guy was by himself on the south side of the creek, about halfway between the trailheads at the main roads.  Specifically it was toward the creek across from where a primary paved path from the apartments to the south enters the main trail.  Given we had the dogs, not much time available between wrestling a dead squirrel away from one and keeping the other from chasing cottontails, to dig for migrants this time, but there were a few including "Audubon's" YELLOW-RUMPED and ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERs.  While this time of the year is tough to replicate any findings, might be worth a look in the morning if you can as the bluebird was a beaut!
Good Birding,Doug
3 May 2018  Bear Creek Greenbelt (Wadsworth to Estes section), Jefferson Co., COCanada Goose - 15Mallard - 7Hooded Merganser - 1mDouble-crested Cormorant - 2Great Blue Heron - 2Cooper's Hawk - 1m adSwainson's Hawk - 1Red-tailed Hawk - 3Eurasian Collard-Dove - 2Mourning Dove - 3Belted Kingfisher - 1hvDowny Woodpecker - 1hvNorthern Flicker - 6 "Red-shafted"American Kestrel - 2Blue Jay - 3Black-billed Magpie - 5American Crow - 2Violet-green Swallow - 15Barn Swallow - 10Black-capped Chickadee - 5House Wren - 6Marsh Wren - 1hvEASTERN BLUEBIRD - 1mAmerican Robin - 10European Starling - 6Orange-crowned Warbler - 1Yellow-rumped Warbler - 20 "Audubon's"Song Sparrow - 3hvRed-winged Blackbird - 30Common Grackle - 15House Finch - 2

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