Date: 8/12/17 5:58 am From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd57...> Subject: [cobirds] Local birds, Lafayette, Boulder County, Aug. 12
Jared and David have posted some local observations. Here are mine.
Early, very early, this Saturday morning, Aug. 12, I heard a few *lark sparrows* migrating over Lafayette, Boulder County. It was hazy with a north wind. I didn't see any Perseids, and I didn't hear any chipping sparrows. A cool sighting was a very alert night-roosting *Cooper hawk.* We're getting on toward "high season" for singing orthopterans, and, whilst I was listening to the sparrows on nocturnal migration, I heard Carolina ground crickets, Allard ground crickets, snowy tree crickets, fall field crickets, and a greater angle-wing katydid.
Yesterday, Friday, Aug. 11, Andrew Floyd and I saw a *loggerhead shrike* near Prince Lake No. 2, eastern Boulder County.
And even though it's still summer, it's also next spring already for the courting *great horned owls,* both sexes of which have been vocal the past couple mornings here in Lafayette.