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
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. >