Date: 1/5/18 4:39 pm
From: <joe......> <joega140...>
Subject: [cobirds] December 2017 Birds, Woodland Park Yard Area and Beyond
December 2017 Birds, Woodland Park Yard Area and Beyond


Sharp-shinned Hawk- 1 on 12-19

Northern Harrier- Near Divide on 12-1 and 12-6

Downy Woodpecker- 1 on 12-5, 12-8, 12-11, 12-13, 12-14

Northern Three-toed Woodpecker- 12-23, Bear Creek Regional Park, old sign
of drilling on tree

Steller’s Jay- 4 on 12-21, 6 on 12-22, and a couple of December reports
from Austin Bluffs area of Colorado Springs.

Clark’s Nutcracker- 2 along Lovell Gulch Loop Trail on 12-1 and 12-10

Townsend’s Solitaire- End of month heard regular at Highline Canal Trail in
Englewood.

Mountain Chickadee- 2+ on Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on 12-31 nad
1-1.

Bushtit- Flock of about 10 at Starsmore Discovery Center on 12-2. Small
flock at parents’ house in Englewood on 1-2.

Golden-crowned Kinglet- 12-23, Bear Creek Regional Park

Pygmy Nuthatch- Flock of about 6 at Starsmore Discovery Center on 12-2.
Small flock on Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on 12-28.

Red-breasted Nuthatch- occasional in yard area. End of month seen and heard
regular at parents’ house and Highline Canal Trail in Englewood.

White-breasted Nuthatch- End of month seen and heard regular at parents’
house and Highline Canal Trail in Englewood.

Brown Creeper- 1 along Lovell Gulch Loop Trail on 12-1, 2 on Barr Camp
Trail on 12-10. Highline Canal Trail and parents house in in Englewood on
12-31 and 1-1.

Canyon Wren- 1 calling near St. Mary’s Falls on 12-2, 1 calling on Barr
Camp Trail on 12-10

Cedar Waxwing- Highline Canal Trail , 8 on 1-2

Spotted Towhee- End of month seen and heard regular on Highline Canal

Dark-eyed Junco- Off and on through month had all 5 subspecies in yard
area, and high count of White-winged was 9 on 12-13. Flock of 20 with all 5
subspecies along the Lovell Gulch Creek Trail on 12-1. Pink-sided and
Oregon at parents house in Englewood end of month.

Evening Grosbeak- 1 on 12-4, 12-8

Pine Siskin- 1 on 12-5, 12-8, 12-22

American Goldfinch- A few on Highline Canal Trail in Englewood on 1-1.

Cassin’s Finch- Good numbers in the yard area through month, often flocks
of 12 to 18. Like with many species this year it appears due to the wet
summer it was a good breeding year. Sightings last year in yard area were
sporadic. On average about 80 percent of the birds were female/first year
plumage.

House Sparrow- Yard Area- flock of about 10 on 12-1, 12-5, 1F on 12-15



Joe LaFleur
Woodland Park, Teller Cty., 8500 feet

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