Date: 11/17/18 3:43 am
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: [cobirds] Blackburnian warbler 11-16
There were seven or eight of us searching for the warbler yesterday
afternoon. I was there for about an hour and a quarter before someone else
relocated it. Of note for birders...this is only the second one I have seen
in Colorado. The first was with Harold Holt in the 1970s. But I heard them
(and saw) many times at summer camp in Connecticut, with the end of their
song going up and out of my hearing range. I was happy to see this one.
From the intersection of Nelson Road (east-west) and Airport, go south on
Airport. Staghorn is about a quarter block down on your left. Keep going.
In about another one block's distance the north and south lanes are
separated by a short center island, seemingly about 40 yards long. If you
are headed south you will see the island marked at its northernmost point
by a diamond shaped yellow sign. If you were standing at that sign, you
would be where I saw the bird...directly east across the northbound lanes
in a cluster of three trees, almost next to the road. The bird was first in
the largest center tree, then flew to the tree to its north. These trees
are a short distance north of the trail mentioned in previous posts.
Binoculars may be good for scanning...but the bird, which cannot walk out
on a pine needle for its aphid meal, flits up, grabs a bite, then sits on a
branch. It was very I recommend just eye-scanning the trees
for flashes of movement.
Today promises snow and wind, but who knows how accurate that forecast
will be.
Good luck to everyone.

Karl Stecher

You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <cobirds...>
To view this discussion on the web visit<7bfa8526281143edab8c5c916fae4f92...>
For more options, visit

Join us on Facebook!