|nesting Northern Flicker|
|male Crested Wood Partridge|
|female Crested Wood Partridge|
|Titus the Stella's Lorikeet|
After the zoo, we headed to the local park next door. There were hundreds of Canada Geese and Double-crested Cormorants. On a nearby island, we found plenty of Snowy Egrets and Black-crowned Night Herons nesting in a very large rookery. But the shocker? As I did my counts on the nests, I found two Cattle Egrets! They were mixed into the rookery pretty well. And ONE was on a nest! It pays to count each and every bird because you never know if there will be a gem hiding in the group. That was our best bird of the day.
|a rare nesting Cattle Egret for Denver, CO|
Here's a video recapping the last 4 posts at Rocky Mountain National Park and the Denver Zoo. The next Americano Chapter continues......