Date: 5/18/19 3:46 pm
From: 'Egret' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: El paso County, Chico Basin Birding tales
Posted By
Chris Brobin
Manitou Springs,CO


On Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11:04:11 AM UTC-6, Egret wrote:
>
> I went to Chico Basin yesterday. I had several target birds in mind. The
> first was a Cassin's Sparrow a bird I'm pretty sure I've seen before but
> had never I.D.ed. I was almost to banding station when one presented
> itself and I got a very good look at it. Lifer one for the day. I birded in
> the woods and saw a Veery (lifer 2). The day was going well. I even met
> Gary Koehn who lives by me. So i proceeded to the Rose Pond in Pueblo
> County and saw Bill Maynard getting into his car. He asks my name and then
> says, " Hey, didn't I help you I.D. a Northern Shoveler a few years back at
> Big Johson Reservoir". I wanted to yell, " Hey , "I've been to the spot on
> the Sea of Cortes where the Blue Footed Booby goes to die". But I have to
> own it. It has not been too many years since I could not identify one of
> the most common Ducks in Colorado. Still trying to get better.
>

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