Date: 8/28/19 4:20 pm From: David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> Subject: [cobirds] Douglas County Mountain birds
Douglas County listers (and others interested),
The last couple days I've had some apparently good birds for Douglas County while working in Pike National Forest. Today there were two Canada Jays mocking a whiny juvenile Northern Goshawk at 39.1570471, -105.0301307 before flying south and disappearing. I heard Canada Jays again around 39.1558720, -105.0329973 walking further west along that same road, but whether they're the same individuals I'm not sure.
Yesterday I had a White-winged Crossbill fly over me at the pull-off at 39.1299029, -105.0293509 heading northeastish around 7 am but I wasn't able to locate any since. Later in the day a Pine Grosbeak pair flew over (going west) at 39.1273705, -105.0206890 (just barely outside Douglas in El Paso).
This entire area is some nice Lodgepole Pine forest with scattered spruces and the occasional Douglas-fir. Flocks of type 5 and type 2 Red Crossbills are using it moderately.