Date: 3/28/18 7:08 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Mountain Plovers in Weld
Hi Dave: How does one embed pics into these messages. I'm not having any
luck....thanks.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6:00:45 PM UTC-6, Dave Leatherman wrote:

> I found 4 Mountain Plovers this afternoon in a strip of winter wheat where
> I have found them in previous years: about 1/10 mile s of SR14 on the east
> side of Weld CR79. CR79 is the first n-s road e of the turnoff to Crow
> Valley CG (CR77/SR392). In the way of another reference, the green winter
> wheat strips are about a half mile east of the Briggsdale High School
> football/baseball field, the school being on the east side of the little
> town of Briggsdale.
>
>
>
>
> FYI, I made a quick walk-thru of Crow Valley Campground in a light rain
> and only saw a few Eurasian Collared-Doves, 1 Blue Jay, 2 American
> Kestrels, 2 Canada Geese (flyovers, must be a little water in the creek up
> north) and heard several Western Meadowlarks. Very dry (until today) and
> very quiet. I did not go out north of the campground along Mourning Dove
> Trail because the rain/snow was picking up. The gate is still closed up by
> CR77 and you have to walk in. The creek thru the cg is dry with a few
> puddles north of the Group Area in the nw corner. The host van and an
> attendant vehicle plus the trailer of the contractors working on the trees
> are still parked down in the campground.
>
>
> In Briggsdale I had the usual European "Fab Four" plus a whopping two
> North American natives: Rock Pigeons, Eurasian Collared-Doves, European
> Starlings, House Sparrows plus House Finches and a small flock of about 10
> Common Grackles.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>

On Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 6:00:45 PM UTC-6, Dave Leatherman wrote:
>
> I found 4 Mountain Plovers this afternoon in a strip of winter wheat where
> I have found them in previous years: about 1/10 mile s of SR14 on the east
> side of Weld CR79. CR79 is the first n-s road e of the turnoff to Crow
> Valley CG (CR77/SR392). In the way of another reference, the green winter
> wheat strips are about a half mile east of the Briggsdale High School
> football/baseball field, the school being on the east side of the little
> town of Briggsdale.
>
>
>
>
> FYI, I made a quick walk-thru of Crow Valley Campground in a light rain
> and only saw a few Eurasian Collared-Doves, 1 Blue Jay, 2 American
> Kestrels, 2 Canada Geese (flyovers, must be a little water in the creek up
> north) and heard several Western Meadowlarks. Very dry (until today) and
> very quiet. I did not go out north of the campground along Mourning Dove
> Trail because the rain/snow was picking up. The gate is still closed up by
> CR77 and you have to walk in. The creek thru the cg is dry with a few
> puddles north of the Group Area in the nw corner. The host van and an
> attendant vehicle plus the trailer of the contractors working on the trees
> are still parked down in the campground.
>
>
> In Briggsdale I had the usual European "Fab Four" plus a whopping two
> North American natives: Rock Pigeons, Eurasian Collared-Doves, European
> Starlings, House Sparrows plus House Finches and a small flock of about 10
> Common Grackles.
>
>
> Dave Leatherman
>
> Fort Collins
>

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