Date: 5/11/18 10:24 pm
From: Andrea Robinsong <aturdusong...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [wsbn] Yellow-billed Cuckoo in Hotchkiss
This is a few days earlier than the earliest record in Plateaus and Mesas of Western Colorado
Andrea Robinsong

> On May 10, 2018, at 9:09 PM, Adam Petry <petry...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> wrote:
> Kudos to the sharp-eyed Maria Rodriguez, who chanced into a yellow-billed cuckoo outside of Hotchkiss this Wednesday, May 9. According to her email, "I was in my yard when two robins chased a bird into a small tree just a few feet from me. I stepped forward a bit and looked up into the tree then saw the all white underside of the cuckoo and the distinctive markings on the underside of its tail. It seemed stunned for a few seconds but then noticed me and flew off to the south." Thank you Maria!
> Does anyone know where this ranks with the earliest known detection for the western slope?
> Adam Petry
> Biologist/Owner
> Western Biology, LLC
> Hotchkiss, CO 81419
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