Tag Archives: Hampton Heights North Park

Friends of Denver Parks Makes a Big Impression at Cabinet Meeting

Good Day to Friends of Denver Parks,Renee Lewis displays sign during Conference in the City Sep 7
Thought there would be an interest in how things went at the Cabinet Meeting.   We had great group of folks show up and hold signs, also many known supporters in the audience.
It was so nice to see everyone’s smiling faces again. Joe’s new sign was the best. Joe was a bit naughty and let Deborah Johnson Clerk and Recorder know how he felt about her not seeking independent counsel before denying us the right to vote. .
We got a lot of questions from people who were curious about the green t-shirts and signs. We were able to do education on many fronts.   I did get the chance to speak with many of the politicians involved.  Scott Gilmore again gleefully informed me that he will be killing the prairie dog colony.  Of course, our conversation was not entirely cordial.  Not sure I’m so keen on our Parks and Recreation Dept leadership. Continue reading

Hampden Heights North Park Bird of Prey

This video was taken  the morning of July 29, 2013 at approximately 7:30 a.m. at the bank of the Cherry Creek in Hentzell Park.  A large raptor was spotted walking in the midst of the prairie dog colony.  Shortly thereafter, another of the large raptors was seen in the cottonwood tree that DPS plans to cut down to build its “school.” Please note the bird’s white chest, white underbelly and white feather “leggings” that go down to its talons. The wingspan is large – at least 3 1/2 to 4 feet.

If you can identify the raptor in the video and know its legal status, please leave a comment or send mail to friendsofdenverparks@gmail.com

Since this was posted other video’s have been taken of the raptor pair that is raising their young near Hampten Heights North Park and were singing in the park. The calls can be heard distinctly.  Can any one identify the breed by the call?  Please leave a comment or sent mail to friendsofdenverparks@gmail.com