Date: 8/9/19 5:40 pm
From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Subject: Fw: [cobirds] Re: Red Crossbills roaming around
Sent this response just to Charlie and not the whole clan. Sorry.

Dave

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From: DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...>
Sent: Friday, August 9, 2019 6:39 PM
To: <charlesachase3...> <charlesachase3...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Red Crossbills roaming around

Brandon et al,
During a quick stop right off I-70 at the public gazebo across from the school in Agate (northeastern Elbert) today to pin up insects collected near Eads earlier, I had Cassin's Kingbird and Black-headed Grosbeak. These species breed in Elbert County but I sort of had the feeling these individuals were wandering.

I have been in Lamar for the last 11 days but didn't do much birding because of the heat and potential for chiggers. Only species I would call a migrant that I saw down there was Rufous Hummingbird (1m, 1imm). Expected to at least see Olive-sided Fly, out of place pewees, maybe an empid or two, maybe Chipping Sparrow, but nothing. No Dickcissels, despite checking many hay fields north of town near Thurston Res. Orioles were milling about. Chimney Swifts and kites still over town. Yellow Warblers, cardinals and Warbling Vireo were trying feeble vocalizations at LCC (heard from the road, didn't go into the jungle). Did not check the lakes north of town as they are regularly inventoried these days.

Dave Leatherman
Fort Collins

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From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> on behalf of Charlie Chase <charlesachase3...>
Sent: Thursday, August 8, 2019 2:32 PM
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Red Crossbills roaming around

First Red-breasted Nuthatch in Highlands of Denver today and Western Tanager female last weekend. Broad-tailed's have been wandering through for two weeks now.

On Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 1:50:38 PM UTC-6, Brandon wrote:

Seems like Red Crossbills are being found in the lowlands recently, I know Van Truan found one in Pueblo (Pueblo County), over the weekend. Any other mountain species wandering around the lowlands yet this fall?

Good birding,

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Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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