Date: 10/31/19 10:07 am From: Sandra Laursen <salaursen...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: Gray Catbird, Denver County
We spotted a Catbird on the CBC last year in a count area on the north side of Boulder - in shrubs, can't recall what kind. It was a surprise for us on that date (12/15/18) to be sure!
- Sandra Laursen
On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:34:32 AM UTC-6, paddyo'bird wrote: > > I have a late-to-leave Gray Catbird in my yard in east-central Denver, > just off East Colfax about 4 miles from downtown. Definitely a new yard > bird, and a surprise to see around here, even in an unseasonable snowstorm. > I didn't recognize it at first, puffed against the snow and wind. It was > hunkered down with an American Robin and a couple of Euro Starlings in the > blackthorn tree out my kitchen window on the side of the house. > It appeared to be eating some of the blackthorn berries (I've read these > are considered bird food of last resort?). So were the robin and starlings. > The catbird has since flown back and forth to to lilac bushes in the > backyard, where juncos, jays, chickadees and house finches are in abundance > at the feeders this snowy day. > > Patrick O'Driscoll > Denver > > > >