Date: 1/5/19 5:28 am From: Joe Roller <jroller9...> Subject: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 5.
Date: January 5, 2019
Compiler: Joe Roller, <jroller9...>
E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, January 5, 2019,
sponsored by Denver Field Ornithologists.
Rare, out of place and out of season species include:
(*) indicates new information on this species; CAPITAL LETTERS are used for
very rare species, as listed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee,
Observers have been diligent in reporting sightings on COBirds - thanks!
Please check there for updates.
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE (*Weld)
Trumpeter Swan (*Arapahoe)
Tundra Swan (*Arapahoe, Boulder)
Black Scoter (*Arapahoe)
Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo, *Weld)
Red-necked Grebe (*Larimer, *Pueblo)
AMERICAN WOODCOCK (Larimer)
Black-legged Kittiwake (Larimer)
SLATY-BACKED GULL (Larimer)
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Larimer, Weld)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larimer, *Pueblo)
Williamson’s Sapsucker (Fremont)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (*Denver, La Plata)
Vermilion Flycatcher (Boulder)
Winter Wren (*Jefferson)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (El Paso, Jefferson)
Black Rosy-Finch (El Paso, Jefferson)
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (El Paso, Jefferson)
Clay-colored Sparrow (Broomfield)
Fox Sparrow (Red) (*Jefferson)
Rusty Blackbird (*Arapahoe)
Yellow Warbler (Boulder)
---On January 3 at South Platte Reservoir the long-staying (f) Black Scoter
---On January 2 a (juv) Tundra Swan was reported in South Platte Park on
the river, south of Mineral Ave, by Ben Sampson. It continued on Jan 4 in
the Park, at Blackrock Lake.
---On January 3 a bevy of six swans was reported from South Platte
Reservoir by Cheryl Teuton. This is a tough ID. Photo study suggests that
although most were Trumpeter Swans, at least one Tundra Swan was present.
---On January 4 the Rusty Blackbird that has been hanging out since last
Halloween at Cherry Creek SP, just north of the Swim Beach, was seen again.
---On December 29 the male Vermilion Flycatcher was seen again at Walden
Ponds, having been here since mid-November.
---On December 29 at Erie Reservoir, Steve Frye and Boulder Flying Circus
Birders Walk reported Great Black-backed Gull.
---On December 29 & 30 at Longmont Wastewater Treatment Ponds, Luke
Pheneger reported an out-of-season Yellow Warbler.
---On January 2 a Tundra Swan was reported at Valmont Overlook (Legion
Park) by Emil Yappert.
---On January 1 an out-of-season Clay-colored Sparrow was reported by Matt
Hofeditz & David Ely at Columbine Meadows Park. It was about 50-70 yards
west along the trail, past a yard with a "Beware of Dog" sign. The sparrow
was feeding on the ground right along the wooden fences. The closest
intersection is 126th Ave & Hazel St. Perhaps a “1 day wonder,” it could
not be found on Jan 2.
---On December 31 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Rocky Mountain
Lake Park by Matt Gray; seen through Jan 4, when it was east of tennis
EL PASO COUNTY:
---On December 21 at Rainbow Gulch Trail, Terence Berger, David and John
Marvin reported 300 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, 5 Black Rosy-Finch and 8
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch on shoreline of Rampart Reservoir. Rosy-Finches
have continued there in various numbers through December 30.
---On January 1 & 2 three (f) Williamson’s Sapsuckers were reported at
Lakeside Cemetery in Fremont by Kara Carragher.
---On December 28 at Red Rock Trading Post, Myron Gerhard, Paulo and
Santiago Tabares reported (Red) Fox Sparrow; seen through January 4.
---On December 29 at Morrison Park, Karen Goetz & Matt Clark reported
Winter Wren near the bridge on west end of park; seen through January 3.
---On January 2 a Winter Wren, present for weeks, was reported at Bear
Creek Greenbelt--S Kipling to S Wadsworth by Mark Chavez.
FYI - Homeowners in Golden welcomed birders to view Rosy-Finches, but
Friday, January 4, was the last day to visit.
LA PLATA COUNTY:
—On December 31 & January 3 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at
Animas River--Huck Finn Pond & Hatchery area by Ryan Votta, who first found
it there on Dec 2 as the second county record.
---On January 1 a Pacific Wren was reported by Ryan Votta there too.
—On December 14 through January 4 an imm, dark-phase GYRFALCON has been
seen off & on along W Trilby Rd and from Taft Hill Rd (where parking is
not safe) & over the Larimer County Landfill. (Check in at a pay window or
the main office & park as directed). It was seen briefly at 71st & Franklin
on Jan 1.
---On December 21 at Larimer County Landfill, David Ely reported a
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (seen through Jan 4) & second-cycle Great Black-
backed Gull, (seen thru 12/30).
---On December 24 at Horsetooth Reservoir, Nick Komar and Peter Burke
reported (juv) Black-legged Kittiwake, which continued through January 2.
---On December 28 at Bobcat Ridge NA Kevin DeBoer reported AMERICAN
WOODCOCK downstream from the parking lot.
---On December 29 a Glaucous-winged Gull was reported at Warren Lake by
Nick Komar; seen through January 4.
---On January 4 a Red-necked Grebe was reported from Horsetooth Reservoir
---On January 1 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Pueblo Reservoir--State
Wildlife Area (NW side) by Norm Erthal & Dan Brooke.
---On January 4 a Red-necked Grebe was reported from Pueblo Reservoir by
---A Great-black Backed has been at Pueblo Res all winter for many years.
---On December 12 through January 4 a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE continued at
Frederick Lake (Milavec Reservoir) & Recreation Area, where it has been
among a diverse gaggle of goose species & hybrids. It was first reported
by Steve Mlodinow at Idaho Creek Open Space on Dec 11. This would be a
first state record if approved by the CBRC.
---Long-tailed Duck has been at Milavec Reservoir for weeks, seen Jan 4.
---On December 29 at Windsor Lake, Steve Mlodinow reported 1st winter
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL and (Black) Brant.