Date: 2/21/18 12:36 pm From: Carol Kampert <carolkampert...> Subject: [cobirds] Common Redpolls (Boulder County)
Last Sunday, Feb. 18, three of us were thrilled to observe about 20 to 25 Common Redpolls in the shrub/ewill area next to the road between Nederland and El Dora. Starting at 10:30 in a freeziing wind, we spent half an hour observing them foraging for seeds on the ground, periodically flyiing up into the shrub branches when a Steller's Jay appeared or when we made a sudden move. The were still there when we decided to leave. Unfortunately, we didn't get a photo of these beautiful, hardy red-capped visitors from the north who seemed unfazed by wind gusts of up to 50 mph.