Date: 1/12/18 7:28 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] RE: CFO Website Contact - Report a Rare Bird
That is quite a story! I bet that Bushtit was happy to see you. I hope it is okay for me to repost your note on COBirds (<cobirds...><mailto:<cobirds...>) since others will find it most interesting.

Bill Kaempfer

From: Allison Sheldon [mailto:<noreply...>]
Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 4:30 PM
To: <RBA...>
Cc: <allison...>
Subject: CFO Website Contact - Report a Rare Bird

Hi, I do not know how common it is to see Bushtits in Colorado and in particular, Fort Collins. I had a small flock come through about 5 weeks ago and since I did not know exactly who these excited, chattering little birds were, I headed for my bird books. Today I looked out and saw a tiny bird trapped within my large tube feed that was almost empty. When I took my ladder (and more food for refilling the feeder) outside to release this slightly panicked prisoner, I had a nice close look at it. And, popping around the nearby juniper and tree lilac was the rest of the flock, creating quite a flurry of noise and motion. I had no doubt that my feeders and water tray had attracted another flock of Bushtits. I birded years ago with Kevin Cook (and others) and am acquainted with Dave Leatherman. While I am not actively out birding, I treasure unique visitors at my feeders so I thought I would share this with you. Thank you, Allison S.

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