Yellow-billed Cucckoo--Find Waldo!
I then repeated my hot rock dance and got a little closer, but while I was looking down to make sure I wasn't going to step on any cacti or rattlesnakes I heard the bird take flight (I knew the bird took flight because I heard the branches move). I was clueless as to where the bird was by then, but I did know one thing and that was that I wasn't going to give up! I then saw a promising grove of sycamores, willows, and cottonwoods so I hobbled over to the middle of the stand and just stared up at the canopy, when I saw the cuckoo just about thirty feet up in one of the sycamores! I slowly lifted my camera up knowing that the bird would likely take flight at the slightest sound or movement, but I was amazed that the bird just stayed in the relative area while I snapped away!
After observing the cuckoo couple we returned to wading in the water searching for more animals and maybe even more cuckoos. By the end of the day we saw at least three and possibly four Yellow-billed Cuckoos and Alexia found an awesome Common Kingsnake before we left the creek.
Alexia with her prize
All-in-all I heard over thirty species of bird while exploring the under birded but not under visited Clear Creek Campground. I must thank my family and the Hopkins family for the awesome day of creeking!