Date: 4/17/17 6:18 pm From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Subject: [cobirds] Ken Caryl Valley. JeffCo 4/17
This morning a male *Black-and-white Warbler* was along Massey Draw in Ken Caryl Valley, Jefferson Co (no public access). It did not linger and seemed to be moving through in loose association with some Audubon's *Yellow-rumped Warblers*. A *Wilson's Snipe* was there in the marshy section, but I still haven't heard it winnowing or chipping. Later from my home I saw a *Broad-winged Hawk*. A *Swainson's Hawk* and *Violet-green Swallow* there today were my first in the Valley this spring, and Swainson's seemed to be everywhere I went on errands today, with a whole string of observations.
I've noted that *Spotted Towhees* are much more frequent (singing on territories) within the developed portion of Ken Caryl Valley this spring.