Thanks to 8 birders who allowed us to bird their yards, we had a fun day despite the overcast sky and cold (high of 32 degrees) all day. Jake Schaas, Gerkes, Carolyn Rochelle, Danny Swarts, Clay Crofton, AnnNora Kruger, Kristen and John Tackmier and Jim and Sue Anderson all had their feeders ready for the birds and birders. Although some recent celebrity birds didn't show up today, we really enjoyed the big flock of Pinyon Jays and 3 Varied Thrush with Clay and Marilyn, The mini Cal Quail and multitude of Siskins at Anderson's, etc. See notes beside species if it was only seen 1 or 2 locations. I believe Don Sutherland ebirded our birds today.
This report was mailed for Judy Meredith by http://birdnotes.net Mallard California Quail Cooper's Hawk, 1, Gerke home Sharp-shinned Hawk, 1 Tackmier home Red-tailed Hawk Rock Dove Eurasian Collared-Dove Anna's Hummingbird, one, Gerke home Hairy Woodpecker, ! Rochelle home Northern Flicker Steller's Jay Western Scrub-Jay Pinyon Jay, near the churches along McKinney Butte, dozens Clark's Nutcracker, overhead flock, Ken and AnnNora Common Raven Mountain Chickadee Red-breasted Nuthatch White-breasted Nuthatch, near Pinyon Jays Pygmy Nuthatch Brown Creeper, 1 Ann Nora and Ken, 1 Danny Swarts Townsend's Solitaire American Robin Varied Thrush, 3, Clay European Starling Spotted Towhee, 1 Andersons Fox Sparrow, 1 Ann Nora and Ken Song Sparrow Golden-crowned Sparrow, Clay and Andersons Dark-eyed Junco Red-winged Blackbird, flock near Jake Brewer's Blackbird, Flock near Jake House Finch Pine Siskin, mult locations, most at Andersons Lesser Goldfinch, 1, Clay Crofton and Marilyn House Sparrow Total number of species seen: 34 Birders: Don Sutherland, Clay Crofton, Annis Henson, Susan Groszkiewicz, Jan Rising, Sue Bertsch, Mike Golden, Sherrie Pierce, Mary Oppenheimer and Howard Horvath, Mark Neudorfer, Scott Ahlf, David Vick, and Judy Meredith. next week, high lakes but in case of severe weather local birding, maybe relocate a Blue Jay and go up Skyliner or something. Stay tuned. Good birding, Judy Meredith, <jmeredit...> POST: Send your post to <obol...> JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...>