Date: 4/2/18 3:21 pm
From: <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Monte Vista Refuge Changes Overnight
Forgot to mention that about 40 Avocets were there as well as 4
Black-necked Stilts.

On Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 7:19:57 PM UTC-6, <mvjo......> wrote:
> After observing birds in the San Luis valley for 35 years (gasp!), and
> keeping records, I can say with certainty that April 1st is no foolish date
> for birds! Overnight it seems there is a new, and expected arrival of birdy
> characters that brighten the wetlands and meadows. Tonite, wife Lisa and I
> birded the Monte Vista Refuge. A huge contingent of Yellow-headed
> Blackbirds were here today and not just a few days ago. Cinnamon Teal were
> much more abundant and the first Blue-winged Teal was seen. In many past
> Aprils, Great Egrets seem to wander this way and tonite we are fairly
> certain we scoped one in the bulrushes. About 4-5,000 cranes still remain,
> and that hasn't changed much from last week. Two Loggerhead Shrikes tonite
> had not been seen last week. So things are changing...enjoy each and every
> day....
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO

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