Date: 12/19/18 7:42 pm
From: Arthur Bezuidenhout <odzibez...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Gyr Tomorrow
I would agree with Carl. I arrived about 11:30, about a 1/4 miles west of
Taft Hill Rd and the facon came to the folks waiting there. I have read
other reports that appeared to have the same "happy" result.

Bez Bezuidenhout
Lakewood , Co

On Wed, Dec 19, 2018 at 7:22 PM Carl Bendorf <carlbendorf...> wrote:

> Hi John,
>
> I hope others will chime in with better advice but my sense (having been
> there a couple of times and watching all the postings) is that the better
> bet is to perhaps park on Trilby west of Taft Hill (I don't know, maybe
> half a mile in?) and waiting. The falcon seems to really like perching on
> the tallest (brown metal) power line poles but also on lower perches either
> north or south of Trilby. The sightings at the landfill itself seem to
> have been irregular, unpredictable quick fly-bys whereas the Trilby Road
> sightings are of the bird perching sometimes for more than an hour. You
> probably also have seen the recent postings about the bird also being seen
> perched EAST of Taft Hill Rd or even a ways south on Taft Hill (but very
> hard to park along Taft Hill itself.) I think being there at first light
> would be good as there do seem to be early morning sightings.
>
> The day I was there, we were able to enter the landfill itself by telling
> the person at the entry booth that we were "just birders" and she knew all
> about the rare bird and waved us on in. Once headed in (follow the big
> dump trucks) there should be a person in a reflective vest who you should
> check in with and ask where it would be OK to park. But again, at that
> point, you are waiting for a quick fly-by it seems.
>
> You CAN see the landfill (with all the loafing/scavenging gulls) from
> Trilby but it's a long ways off. I saw the gulls all get up several times
> and hoped it meant the falcon was present but those were false alarms so
> the gulls do seem to just all get up once in a while and then settle back
> down all on their own.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Carl Bendorf
> Longmont CO
> https://coloradobirdingadventures.com/
>
> On Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 6:58:40 PM UTC-7, John Facchini wrote:
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I am an out of town birder who will have a shot tomorrow to search for
>> the Gyrfalcon. This would be a most desired lifer for me. I have been
>> reviewing the posts (thanks all!) and am curious what the best strategy
>> would be to try and respectfully see this bird tomorrow. Is it just
>> driving Taft and Trilby Roads or does the Recycling plant allow birders
>> access?
>>
>> Thanks in advance
>> John Facchini
>> San Francisco - formerly of Denver
>>
>> Also - any updates tomorrow would be greatly appreciated
>> My phone is (201) 805-5151 - I plan on being in the area at first light
>> through early afternoon unless it makes an early appearance and let's me go
>> on a wild goose chase.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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