Date: 1/23/19 7:39 am
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 23, 2019
A correction to this RBA. Under JeffCo the report says:

On January 21 a Golden Crowned Sparrow was reported in Morrison on 2nd
Street by David Suddjian.

But I did not report the species on Jan 21. My recent observation was a
week ago. Just to clarify.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton, CO


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On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 6:27 AM Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
wrote:

> Date: January 23, 2019
>
> Compiler: Gregg Goodrich, <gregggoodrich...>
>
> Phone: (303) 655-9135
>
> E-mail: RBA AT cobirds.org
>
>
>
> This is the Colorado Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, January 23, sponsored
> by Denver Field Ornithologists.
>
>
> Observers have been diligent in reporting sightings and updates on
> CoBirds. Alternatively, you can phone sightings and updates to (303)
> 655-9135, and your sightings will be posted ASAP on your behalf.
>
>
> 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.
>
>
> PINK-FOOTED GOOSE (*Weld)
>
> BARNACLE GOOSE (Weld)
>
> Brant (Boulder, Broomfield)
>
> Trumpeter Swan (Pueblo, Mesa)
>
> White-winged Scoter (Jefferson)
>
> Black Scoter (*Arapahoe)
>
> Long-tailed Duck (Pueblo, Weld)
>
> Red-necked Grebe (Jefferson, Pueblo)
>
> Mew Gull (Adams, *Pueblo)
>
> GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL (*Larimer)
>
> Common Loon (Pueblo)
>
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Larimer)
>
> Winter Wren (Pueblo)
>
> Carolina Wren (Pueblo)
>
> Varied Thrush (Larimer)
>
> Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Conejos, El Paso, Jefferson, Teller)
>
> Brown-capped Rosy-Finch (Conejos, Jefferson, Teller)
>
> Black Rosy Finch (Conejos, El Paso, Jefferson, Teller)
>
> Field Sparrow (*El Paso)
>
> Fox Sparrow (Jefferson, Pueblo)
>
> Golden-crowned Sparrow (Jefferson)
>
> Rusty Blackbird (Arapahoe, Denver, Washington)
>
>
> Note, several more winter/very early spring Gull species are being seen,
> primarily in Pueblo and Larimer Counties (e.g. Franklin’s Gull, Mew Gull,
> Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull and Greater Black-backed Gull). For
> more information on these birds please check ebird.org
>
>
> ADAMS COUNTY:
>
> —On January 21 a Mew Gull was reported at Hwy 224 & 68th. First reported
> by Gabriel Wiltse.
>
>
> ARAPAHOE COUNTY:
>
> ---On January 22 a (f) Black Scoter was reported at South Platte
> Reservoir. It was first reported over 6 weeks ago.
>
> —On January 17 a Rusty Blackbird was reported at Cherry Creek SP Swim
> Beach. 1-2 birds have been present since late October 2018.
>
>
> BOULDER COUNTY:
>
> ---On January 19 a Brant (Black) was reported at Stearns Lake. First
> reported by Dan Zmolek on January 5.
>
> *Note, this is a different Brant than the one reported above in nearby
> Broomfield County. Both birds have been seen concurrently.
>
>
> BROOMFIELD COUNTY:
>
> ---On January 20 a Brant (Black) was reported at Glasser Reservoir/Holy
> Family High School Reservoir, at the intersection of 144th and Sheridan.
> First reported by David Ely on January 6.
>
> *Note, this is a different Brant than the one reported above in nearby
> Boulder County. Both birds have been seen concurrently.
>
>
>
> CONEJOS COUNTY:
>
> —On January 20 (400+) Rosy Finches were reported at the feeders of Susan
> Hochstetler’s home, south of Monte Visa NWR. They are primarily
> Brown-capped with 8-10 Black and a few Gray-crowned. She is located 7 miles
> south of the Monte Vista Refuge and welcomes birders to stop by. To get
> there, go south on CO 15 and when the pavement ends at the 12S, continue
> south for 1 mile. Her place is second on the left, about a mile south of
> the end of pavement. Susan welcomes birders and please consider helping her
> out with a donation. She said she goes through 10-11 gallons of feed per
> day!
>
>
> DENVER COUNTY:
>
>
> ---On January 21 (4) Rusty Blackbirds were reported at First Creek at DEN
> Open Space. (6) birds were first reported on the Denver Urban Christmas
> Count on January 1.
>
>
> EL PASO COUNTY:
>
>
> —On January 22 a Field Sparrow was reported at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.
> First reported by Jim Merritt on December 19.
>
> —On January 21 a mixed flock of Gray-crowned and Black Rosy Finches was
> reported at Rainbow Gulch Trail. First reported by Jan Allbright on January
> 17.
>
>
> JEFFERSON COUNTY:
>
> —On January 21 a Golden Crowned Sparrow was reported in Morrison on 2nd
> Street by David Suddjian. This is a continuing bird on private property.
> Visitors are required to stay on the road and not wander onto the private
> parking lot just south of his house.
>
> —On January 20 a White-winged Scoter was first reported at Welton
> Reservoir by Eric DeFonso on January 20.
>
> ---On January 19 a (Red) Fox Sparrow was reported at Red Rock Trading
> Post. First reported by Cheryl Teuton on Nov 30.
>
> ---On January 19 a mixed flock of Gray-crowned, Brown-capped and Black
> Rosy Finches was reported at the vicinity around the home of Kirsten
> WItherell and/or at her backyard feeders at 19640 W 55th Pl., Golden. For
> permission to visit the feeders, please text her at (720) 372-0833 so she
> can give you more details.
>
> —On January 15 a Red-necked Grebe was first reported at Welton Reservoir
> by Diane Roberts on January 13.
>
>
> LARIMER COUNTY:
>
> *NOTE, If you visit the Larimer County Landfill be sure to check in at
> one of the pay windows (or the main office) and follow instructions for
> parking from landfill employees.
>
> —On January 22 a GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL was reported at Warren Lake by Josh
> Bruening.
>
> ---On January 20 a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was reported at Grandview
> Cemetery. It was first reported by David Leatherman on January 8, just out
> on the golf course, east of the big gray porta-potty.
>
> —On January 19 a (f) Northern Cardinal was reported by Steve Martin at
> his home SW of Wellington. It has been visiting his feeders since July.
> Email for current status and directions falconridge AT cowisp.net. If
> Steve is home, birders are welcome to come into the house for comfortable,
> close viewing, or, alternatively if nobody is home, to sit on a bench that
> faces the area the bird comes in to. First reported on July 23, 2018.
>
> —On January 16 a Varied Thrush was reported in Berthoud on 8th street,
> from Massachusetts to one block north, by Steve Mlodinow.
>
>
> PUEBLO COUNTY:
>
> —On January 22 a Mew Gull was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First reported
> by Kara Carrager and Brandon Percival January 19.
>
> —On January 21 a Carolina Wren was reported at the Arkansas River Trail,
> east of Pueblo Blvd. First reported January 3 by Brandon Percival.
>
> —On January 21 a Trumpeter Swan was reported at Valco Ponds SWA by Al
> Garner.
>
> —On January 20 (3) Common Loon were reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
> reported by Janeal Thompson on January 17.
>
> —On January 20 a Long-tailed Duck was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
> reported by Kara Carragher on January 19.
>
> —On January 19 a Red-necked Grebe was reported at Pueblo Reservoir. First
> reported by Brandon Percival January 2.
>
> —On January 17 a (Red) Fox Sparrow was reported at the Nature and Raptor
> Center of Pueblo by Jim Merritt.
>
> —On January 17 a Winter Wren was reported at the Nature and Raptor Center
> of Pueblo by Jim Merritt.
>
> ---Note, a Great-black Backed Gull is often reported at Pueblo Reservoir,
> where it has wintered for many years.
>
>
> TELLER COUNTY:
>
> ---On January 21 a mixed flock of Gray-crowned, Brown-capped and Black
> Rosy Finches was first reported by David Suddjian on his DFO field trip in
> Goldfield at a feeder north side of town on January 21.
>
>
> WASHINGTON COUNRY:
>
> ---On January 21 a Rusty Blackbird were reported at Merino by Norm
> Erthal on January 21.
>
>
> WELD COUNTY:
>
> ---On January 22 a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE continued in the vicinity of
> Frederick Lake (Milavec Reservoir) & Recreation Area. At times it moves to
> the adjacent golf course or neighborhood NW of Lake, but can be seen from
> Milavec. First reported by Steve Mlodinow at a nearby location on December
> 11. This would be a first state record if approved by the CBRC. The CBRC
> has not reviewed this bird yet and it will likely take several months for
> their meticulous review process to be completed.
>
> ---On January 21 a Long-tailed Duck continued at Milavec Reservoir. First
> reported by Steve Mlodinow several weeks ago.
>
> ---On January 16 a BARNACLE GOOSE was reported at Frederick Lake (Milavec
> Reservoir) & Recreation Area. First reported by Klarissa Lawrence on
> January 6. This would be a first state record if accepted by the CBRC. The
> CBRC has not reviewed this bird yet and it will likely take several months
> for their meticulous review process to be completed.
>
>
>
>
> Upcoming DFO Field Trips...trip details are at the DFO website
>
>
> Bobcat Ridge Natural Area
> Saturday, January 26
> 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
> Chuck Hundertmark (Email: chundertmark8 AT gmail.com; 303-604-0531)
>
> Stearns Lake
> Sunday, January 27
> 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
> Gregg Goodrich (GreggGoodrich AT gmail.com; 303-655-9135)
>
> Park County Exploration
> Tuesday, January 29
> 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
> David Suddjian (Email: dsuddjian AT gmail.com; 303-713-8659)
>
> Northeastern Raptor Tour
> Saturday, February 2
> 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM
> Joey Kellner (Email: vireo1 AT comcast.net; 303-978-1748)
>
> Denver City Park
> Wednesday, February 6
> 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
> Chris Rurik (Email: chrisrurik AT gmail.com 253-225-7104)
>
>
> Good Birding,
>
> Gregg Goodrich
>
> Highlands Ranch, CO
>
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