Date: 12/26/20 8:50 pm From: Elena Holly Klaver <elena...> Subject: [cobirds] Gray crowned rosy finches, Weld County
While doing a northern section of the Nunn CBC today, I found a flock of about 50-60 gray crowned rosy finches. They were flying back and forth between two farm houses at the intersection of County Road 37 and County Road 128, north of the border of the Pawnee National Grasslands. Because there was no internet signal, I wasn’t keeping a contemporaneous eBird list, and didn’t realize that they came up as rare until I got home. I have photos taken from my phone that I uploaded to the eBird list. It wasn’t a particularly birdy count area, although it was beautiful weather, not much wind, so it was nice to find the finches. I always wondered where to best see them in the winter. They were actively feeding on seeds from sunflowers and other plants- it seemed grasses- growing around the farmhouses. I had never seen rosy finches on the plains before, so it’s interesting. It will be interesting to see how long they stay around, or how soon they will be moving on to other food sources.
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Elena Holly Klaver
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