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 >