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

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