Date: 4/9/17 11:32 pm From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: BRONZED COWBIRD photographed in Lamar by Jill White Smith
I was fortunate enough to see that first Bronzed Cowbird in the Carters' yard on 16June 1990.
The second report (not counting the reappearance of the Carters' bird in 1991) was, I believe, from Pritchett w of Springfield by Jim Dennis, who worked for the CO Division of Wildlife in Fort Collins, and who had a summer place down near the Pinyon Canyon Manuever Site in Las Animas County. I believe Jim, who was an avid birder and long retired from DOW (aka DPW), is now living in Maryland.
As an aside, when the ABA Convention was in Fort Collins in 2000, Jim was walking around the hotel lobby with a bird in a ziplock bag he had just been given by a homeowner in Loveland: a YELLOW RAIL! Nobody can figure out what ever happened to the specimen and apparently there was no documentation of that very important record, either.
From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of Steve Stachowiak <waxwing2...>
Sent: Sunday, April 9, 2017 10:52 PM
To: Colorado Birds
Subject: [cobirds] Re: BRONZED COWBIRD photographed in Lamar by Jill White Smith
The 1990 Bronzed Cowbird was seen at the Carter's yard in Lakewood and documented with the CBRC. The following year in May 1991 a Bronzed Cowbird appeared again in their backyard. I do not remember how long the bird stayed the second time but I saw it on May 12th. I recall the assumption at the time was that it was the same bird that had visited the year before but who knows? There are no accepted records for the second appearance (assuming that it was not written up by anyone). There is only reference to it being reported on the Rare Bird Alert Tape in May in the Lark Bunting.
Highlands Ranch, CO
On Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 9:38:52 PM UTC-6, SeEtta wrote:
FYI, Lamar birder Jill White Smith photographed a BRONZED COWBIRD in her backyard on April 6. She noted the red eyes were unusual and sought help on What's This Bird facebook page who identified the species. She has posted a couple of photos of the bird on the ABA Rare Bird Alert facebook site. Have we had BRONZED COWBIRDS sighted in Colorado before?