Date: 3/27/17 7:38 am From: The \Nunn Guy\ <colorado.birder...> Subject: [cobirds] Tundra Swan [Stewart's Pond, Lasalle, Weld]
I found the Tundra Swan but not the Eurasian Wigeon :-( ... couple others there looking as well. Other spring arrivals:
- Say's Phoebe [Yard, Nunn, Weld] - Common Grackle [Windsor Lake, Windsor, Weld] - Red-breasted Merganser [Windsor Lake, Windsor, Weld] - American Avocet [Three ponds across from Behren's Lake, Lasalle, Weld]
There were ~400+ American White Pelican(!) at Neff Lake. At Glenmere Park I had a immature Red-tailed Hawk no more than 10 feet from me at eye level on a fence post. It had picked up a strip of brown cloth and either (1) thought it was a snake or (2) was trying to make thinner strips for nesting. It is by far the CLOSEST I've gotten to a hawk in the wild, pretty neat--it did not care about my presence at all.