Date: 12/4/18 5:15 am From: Cheryl Teuton <teuton...> Subject: [cobirds] FW: Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, December 4, 2018
This the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, December 4 at 6 AM sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists.
REMEMBER THAT WITHOUT ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS, THIS ALERT IS SCHEDULED TO END DECEMBER 31, 2018! Rare, out of place and out of season species of note for the past seven days include: (* indicates new information on this species)
Trumpeter Swan (Douglas) Tundra Swan (Bent) AMERICAN BLACK DUCK (Prowers)
Black Scoter (Arapahoe, Jefferson) Black-legged Kittiwake (*Adams)
Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe, El Paso) Blackpoll Warbler (Boulder) Palm Warbler (*Arapahoe, Jefferson, Pueblo) Pine Warbler (*Arapahoe)
--On December 2 a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake was reported by Adam Vesely at Ken Mitchell Park and Open Space, close to the fishing pier. Last reported Dec 3.
ARAPAHOE COUNTY: -On November 29 a Palm Warbler (Western) was reported by David Suddjian at W Long Drive greenway in Littleton. It was at corner of tennis court. Last reported Dec 3. -On November 29 a Pine Warbler was reported by David Suddjian at W Long Drive greenway in Littleton. Last reported Dec 3. ---On November 26 a female Black Scoter was reported by Tanja Britton at South Platte Park-South Platte Reservoir. Last seen (by me-CT) Dec 2. ---On November 28 a continuing pair of (2) Rusty Blackbirds (M/F pair) were reported by several birders at Cherry Creek SP at the tiny pond in woods at north end of swim beach. Although last officially reported Nov 30, I saw the female on Dec 1- (CT). -On November 28 a continuing pair of (2) Long-tailed Duck (M/F pair) were reported by several birders at Cherry Creek SP Swim Beach Area. Last reported November 29.
BENT COUNTY: -On November 30 an imm Tundra Swan was reported by Duane Nelson on the west end of John Martin Reservoir.
BOULDER COUNTY: -On November 27 a Blackpoll Warbler was reported by David Suddjian Oakwood Drive in SW Longmont, near Airport Rd & Dry Creek Greenway. ---On November 15 a Vermillion Flycatcher was reported by Leslie S. at Walden Ponds, seen daily through November 25. Last reported Dec 2.
--On December 2, an Eastern Bluebird was reported at Sands Lake State Wildlife Area by Fawn Simonds.
DOUGLAS COUNTY: -On November 30 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Plum Creek Wetland at W. Titan Rd. Last reported Dec 2. ---On November 26 an immature Red-throated Loon was reported by Daniel Horton at Chatfield SP. It is usually best seen from the Lake View parking lot, which is between Campground Loops B & C, or from the the N Boat Ramp area. Last reported Nov 27.
EL PASO COUNTY: -On November 30 (2) Rusty Blackbird were reported by Terence Berger at Fountain Creek -S. Circle Dr. to S. Academy Blvd.
--On Dec 1, a Field Sparrow was reported by Jim Merritt at Red Rock Canyon Open space. Last reported Dec 3.
GRAND COUNTY: -On November 27 a SNOW BUNTING was reported by Burke Angstman at Shadow Mountain National Recreation In Grand Lake.
JEFFERSON COUNTY: -On November 28 a f PURPLE FINCH was reported by Doug Kibbe at South Platte Park/South Platte Reservoir; Southwest Bay Area, in a thicket near the gate on the east side of the road. This location is close to where the Tropical Kingbird used to hang out. Last reported Nov 30. -On November 28 (2) Palm Warblers (1 Western; 1 Yellow) were reported by Kevin DeBoer at Denver West Office Park, just north of Lena Gulch between Building 5 and the Building 6&7 parking lot. One bird was reported Dec 1. ---On Nov. 28 a female Black Scoter was reported at South Platte Park/South Platte Reservoir; Southwest Bay Area. Last seen (by me- CT) on Dec 2.
--On December 2, 3 Eastern Bluebirds were reported at Ralston Creek, Maple Valley Park by James McCall (whose name I omitted on the Dec 3 alert. Apologies.-CT)
KIOWA COUNTY: -On November 30 a Field Sparrow was reported by Glenn Walbek at Neenoshe Reservoir-Locust Grove. Last reported Dec 2.
---On December 2, Steve Mlodinow reported a Red-throated Loon at Neenoshee.
LARIMER COUNTY: -On November 27 a HARRIS'S HAWK was reported by a DFO group field trip led by David Suddjian at Creek Reservoir. It was last reported perched in a Cottonwood to the north west of the viewing platform. -On November 18 an imm Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported by David Wade at Grandview Cemetery. Last reported by Andy Bankert on Nov 28. Previous report of location by David Leatherman on Nov 26: in Scots Pines on City Park Nine golf course just sw of the Trolley House on Mountain Avenue, in elms near the old office at the entrance and in elms further west into the cemetery. In pines on golf course fairway near southern border of cemetery Dec 1. Last reported Dec 2.
PROWERS COUNTY: -On November 30 an AMERICAN BLACK DUCK was reported by Glenn Walbek at Thurston Reservoir.
PUEBLO COUNTY: -On November 30 a Pacific Loon was reported by Brandon Percival at Pueblo Reservoir. Last reported Dec 2. -On November 30 a juv Yellow-billed Loon was reported Brandon Percival at Pueblo Reservoir-North Picnic Rd Lookout. Last reported Dec 2. -On November 30 a Common Loon was reported by Brandon Percival at Pueblo Reservoir. Last reported Dec 2. -On November 30 (2) Palm Warbler (Western) were reported by Brandon Percival at Pueblo Reservoir-North Picnic Rd Lookout.
WELD COUNTY: ---On November 27 a Long-tailed Duck was reported by Steve Mlodinow at Frederick Reservoir and Recreation Area.
DFO Field Trips...trip details are at the DFO website: DFObirds.org
Barr CCC- Trip is currently full Thursday, December 6 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Diane Roberts (Samantha576 AT aol.com; 720.278.9025)
Lakes of Lakewood, Belmar Park- Trip is currently full Saturday, December 8 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Alison Kondler (birdtrills AT gmail.com; 303.904.9140
Cherry Creek SP Wetlands Loop (Arapahoe County) Sunday, December 9 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Karen von Saltza (kvonsaltza AT yahoo.com; 303.941.4881)
Boulder County- Trip is currently full Monday, December 10 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM David Suddjian & John Malenich (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831.713.8659)
El Paso County Tuesday, December 11 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM David Suddjian & Diane Roberts (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831.713.8659)
Chatfield State Park Sunday, December 16 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303.655.9135)
Monday, December 17
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659), and Dale Pate (575-706-4584)
Aurora Reservoir and Cherry Creek State Park
Tuesday, December 18
6:45 AM - 2:00 PM
David Suddjian (dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 831-713-8659)