Date: 2/1/19 6:26 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Rusty Blackbirds and Barrow's Goldeneyes, Denver

Hi Peter,
I went on this scavenger hunt today. Your directions were very clear. I
arrived at both destinations, and fortunately, the birds were still there. *Gracias!
*Some of my photos below.

Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO

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On Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:53:55 AM UTC-7, Peter Gent wrote:
> All,
> This morning I ventured southeast to the Denver area, and had a successful
> trip.
> First, with the help of several local Denver birders, I saw two males and
> a female Rusty Blackbirds. These birds have been along the creek at the
> First Creek at DEN Open Space since at least January 1st. The quickest way
> to the location is to take East 56th Ave east under the light rail bridge,
> and turn immediately left onto a track. Go 1/4 mile north and park. The
> birds are along the creek to the east and before the bridge where the creek
> goes under East 56th Avenue.
> I then went to the South Platte River, and saw a pair of Barrow's
> Goldeneyes in their usual winter location in Adams County. This is in the
> river about 300-400 yards upstream (south) of the green and white tank and
> by two benches along the paved trail. The quickest way to get there is to
> walk north from the parking lot at the east end of East 78th Avenue. This
> location provides beautiful close comparisons between Barrow's and Common
> Goldeneyes.
> Peter Gent,
> Boulder.

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