Date: 10/9/18 6:17 am
From: Jay Breidt <jbreidt...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mystery kingbirds, Larimer (update-2)
Birds were still present at 4:50 Monday evening. Looking west from the
parking area, they were in the left (south) edge of the farthest shelter
belt, almost to the fence.

Jay Breidt
Fort Collins

On Mon, Oct 8, 2018 at 12:56
PM Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> wrote:

> Several observers studied the two kingbirds at Cobb SWA in Wellington this
> morning. The more yellow one was confirmed as Cassin’s by vocalization, as
> it gave the familiar “cheweer” several times. The other mystery Kingbird
> stayed close to the Cassin’s, often interacting and perched in the same
> bush. It vocalized once (unrecognized) but was not recorded.
>
> In Cyberspace, there is a healthy discussion of possibilities by many
> experts in the ID Frontiers listserve. Consensus is building toward a
> hybrid combo of some sort. I’ve attached a photo taken this morning. My
> money is on Thick-billed x Cassin’s, but I usually lose when I gamble. 😎
>
> Nick Komar
> Fort Collins CO
>
> [image: image1.jpeg]
> On Oct 7, 2018, at 9:06 PM, Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> wrote:
>
> Update: the two kingbirds (photos below) were relocated in the center
> shelter belt of the Cobb Lake Unit of Wellington SWA, where they appeared
> to settle in for the night. Their identity is being discussed and debated
> by experts. One may indeed be a Cassin’s Kingbird, an expected migrant in
> this date. The other remains a mystery. To reach the location, drive north
> a half mile on CR3 from CR56 and park in the designated area. Hike west to
> the shelter belt. Observers who are able should record any vocalizations
> and include them on your eBird checklist.
>
> Nick Komar
> Fort Collins CO
> <image1.jpeg>
>
> <image2.jpeg>
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> *From:* Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
> *Date:* October 7, 2018 at 4:40:04 PM MDT
> *To:* CoBirds Rare Bird Alert <cobirds...>
> *Subject:* *[cobirds] Mystery kingbirds, Larimer*
> *Reply-To:* <quetzal65...>
>
> Andy Bankert found two interesting kingbirds today at Cobb SWA in
> Wellington. At least one appears to be Couch’s. More details soon. They
> flew to the north edge. He is trying to relocate them now.
>
> Nick Komar
> Fort Collins
>
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