Date: 3/16/17 9:04 am From: Deibert, Pat <pat_deibert...> Subject: on the topic of early arrivals
Kestrels top my list - I saw 2 on Monday - maybe they hitched a ride with Chuck's vulture as they were in Cheyenne? Mountain bluebirds are increasing in abundance with at least 3 of my bluebird houses already "rented". another fleeting glimpse of spring came with the yellow-headed blackbird in a growing cluster of red-wings. It fled my feeders quickly, as if embarrassed to be seen with its less flamboyant cousins.
given the cacophony of hoots last night I believe the nesting great-horned owls who haunt the woods around my house have fledged their young.