Date: 6/29/19 2:13 pm From: 'Dan Stringer' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Subject: [cobirds] Hepatic Tanager Las Animas Co
Today southwest of Trinidad Lake (Las Animas County) on road 53.1 in Long’s Canyon near New Mexico I saw a male Hepatic Tanager. Life bird for me.
Other interesting birds seen while driving/hiking the area and camping at Trinidad Lake since Thursday were Ash-throated Flycatchers, three Grosbeaks (Evening, Blue, and Rose-breasted) in separate locations, a few Cassin’s Kingbirds (couldn’t find a Western Kingbird), Bewick’s Wren, and a Summer Tanager in the campground area. Each evening about 8 or 9 Common Nighthawks have cruised overhead, last night just before dark one male did its display dive right at another one, straight down to 20 feet in front of me before pulling up with it’s accompanying Hooov sound. Impressive.