Date: 4/5/21 7:33 am From: 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Subject: [cobirds] Thick-billed Longspurs returning/Weld
Toured Weld over weekend as usual ... total of 63 species. Highlights:
- Thick-billed Longspur - 7+ .5 south of CR 114/45 on both side of road but mostly west. Turn off your car. Listen and watch. Easy to hear flying around and singing. I stayed on road whole time but you could walk out there to find, too - Loggerhead Shrike CR 102 - Sharp-shinned Hawk - 2 out in the open. CR 110 Lone Tree Creek crossing and Drake Lake - Black-necked Stilt - 2 Crom Lake - Long-billed Dowitcher Crom Lake - Herring Gull Crom Lake (first time I have seen one there) - Sora CR 84/31 marsh (west of) - Great-tailed Grackle - 4 CR 124 pond, first time I have seen them there - Horned Grebe Windsor Lake (empty of birds) - American Avocet Stwerat's Pond - Baird's Sandpiper Stewart's Pond - Mourning Dove - 3 (first time this spring) - Rough-legged Hawk CR 124 - Sandhill Crane - 70 flyover Cozzens Lake
I posted photos at links below of the Thick-billed Longspur rest of photos later today.