Date: 3/30/17 4:20 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Grandview Cemetery in Fort Collins (Larimer) on 30March
Highlights of today's 3hr20min check of Grandview Cemetery (GC) at the west end of Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins:

Red-tailed Hawk on the nest north of the cemetery

Great Horned Owl female on the nest in Section H

Cooper's Hawk (both members of pair causing lots of alarm calls among the robins)

Turkey Vulture (1 flyover)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (flycatching for midges, pics of midges to follow)

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Close-up of midge (genus Chironomus?), telephoto shot of midges milling around near juniper tree.

Broad-tailed Hummingbird (heard male fly through, earliest ever at GC in my records by about 10 days)

House Finch nest with one egg

Total of 16 species (I think the juncos and creepers are gone until next autumn, grackles should be imminent, haven't see a rock dove for months (Poudre HS to the west must have performed a control operation)).

Peonies sprouting and already have flower buds, dandelions in bloom, forsythia is full flower, roly polys showing up under the rock in the alley (to the delight of the chickens in the coop I feed in passing), cemetery crew fertilizing the grass today to ensure work for the summer.

Dave Leatherman

Fort Collins

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