Sharon and I planned to celebrate her birthday by finding birds on Clear Creek in Jefferson County, Colorado. But the usually clear and plaid creek was a muddy and raging torrent from the heavy snowfall last month in the Rocky Mountains last month. Every bird had flown to calmer waters, and we followed.
Since Clear Creek runs through Prospect Park, we looked for birds on the three lakes there instead, and we found them. On the shore of Tabor Lake we found the bird that I had most hoped to see on the creek, a male Wood Duck.
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We also saw the usual species. But some of their activity was unusual.