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11/29/20 7:35 pm Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...> [cobirds] Joe Roller
11/29/20 4:30 pm Jenny Shelton <sheltoncontractlab...> [cobirds] Re: Varied Thrush in Weld County
11/29/20 4:30 pm <nat.......> <nat.ann27...> [cobirds] Re: Owls in NoCO
11/29/20 2:36 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Tributes to Joe Roller
11/29/20 12:20 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> Re: [cobirds] Black Brant
11/29/20 10:56 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Re: Birding bonanza at Chatfield; Douglas County
11/29/20 10:15 am Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Red-bellied Woodpecker YES Boulder
11/29/20 9:29 am Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> [cobirds] Sandhill cranes, Larimer County
11/29/20 9:09 am Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> [cobirds] pelican around south marina
11/29/20 9:04 am Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> [cobirds] injured Pelicans at Lake Pueblo
11/29/20 6:56 am Jean Folsom <jkfolsom...> [cobirds] Red-bellied woodpecker in Superior, CO
11/29/20 6:56 am Steve Germaine <steve.germaine...> [cobirds] Re: Owls in NoCO
11/29/20 5:02 am Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> [cobirds] Yesterday's NAS press release (NO SIGHTINGS)
11/28/20 11:07 pm 'DEBORAH CARSTENSEN' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Joe
11/28/20 11:05 pm 'DEBORAH CARSTENSEN' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Fwd: Joe
11/28/20 4:08 pm BCO gal <lm.lee...> [cobirds] Re: eBird Red-bellied Woodpecker Stakeout Hotspot
11/28/20 2:48 pm Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...> [cobirds] Tribute to Joe Roller
11/28/20 2:31 pm Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> [cobirds] CFO Presents - Audubon's Christmas Bird Count in a Pandemic Dec. 5th
11/28/20 1:16 pm Kathy and Jeff Dunning <mihmdunning...> [cobirds] eBird Red-bellied Woodpecker Stakeout Hotspot
11/28/20 1:11 pm Jayne James <jaynejames3...> Fwd: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/28/20 12:53 pm Joey Kellner <vireo1...> [cobirds] Birding bonanza at Chatfield; Douglas County
11/28/20 12:47 pm Laura Steadman <lauramsteadman...> [cobirds] Red-bellied Woodpecker continues, Superior, Boulder
11/28/20 12:37 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Black Brant
11/28/20 9:33 am Doug Ward <dougward...> RE: [cobirds] Field Sparrow, SW Denver, Denver Co.
11/28/20 9:04 am Cole Sage <colesage03...> Re: [cobirds] Black Brant
11/28/20 9:03 am Jayne James <jaynejames3...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/28/20 8:10 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Pacific Loon continues at Waneka, Boulder Co
11/28/20 7:26 am Paul Barrett <paul.h.barrett...> Re: [cobirds] Two Roller Attributes
11/28/20 5:44 am Evan Carlson <emcarlson8...> Re: [cobirds] Juv Black-legged Kittiwake Pueblo
11/28/20 5:44 am Jake Shorty <jakeshorty...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/28/20 5:44 am <guan1......> <guan1mexico...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/27/20 7:14 pm Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> [cobirds] Two Roller Attributes
11/27/20 4:12 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Remembering Joe Roller
11/27/20 4:04 pm <mvjo......> <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller sad news
11/27/20 3:43 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck in Bent County, CO
11/27/20 3:31 pm Doug Ward <dougward...> [cobirds] Field Sparrow, SW Denver, Denver Co.
11/27/20 2:52 pm 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Joe Roller
11/27/20 1:04 pm Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> [cobirds] Black Brant
11/27/20 1:02 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo Reservoir area 11/27
11/27/20 12:34 pm Dave Cameron <davednvr7...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/27/20 9:23 am Robert Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] Joe
11/27/20 8:00 am Derek Hill <derekthehill...> [cobirds] Good ol Joe Roller
11/27/20 7:51 am lynn wickersham <lynnellen2065...> [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller
11/27/20 7:39 am John Vanderpoel <jvanderpoel...> [cobirds] Joe Roller
11/27/20 12:28 am 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/27/20 12:25 am Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/26/20 6:24 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/26/20 5:23 pm Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/26/20 4:03 pm Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/26/20 3:56 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo Black-legged Kittiwake
11/26/20 1:56 pm Steven Rash <srashchiro...> [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller
11/26/20 10:57 am Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...> [cobirds] Joe Roller
11/26/20 10:53 am Deborahann S-C <dakotardg...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/26/20 10:35 am 'kent nelson' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Joe
11/26/20 10:18 am Doug Ward <dougward...> [cobirds] Thankful for Joe
11/26/20 10:11 am 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/26/20 10:03 am Ellinor Laurie <elinor1320...> RE: [cobirds] Joe Roller
11/26/20 9:36 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/26/20 9:10 am Lynne Forrester <lforrester27...> [cobirds] Avian Pox Question
11/26/20 9:02 am Dave Hyde <pink-beam...> RE: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/26/20 8:35 am Janet Justice-Waddington <jjustwaddington...> [cobirds] Dr. Joe Roller
11/26/20 8:13 am 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/26/20 7:57 am Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...> [cobirds] Likely Yellow-billed Loon at Standley Lake - Jeffco
11/26/20 7:45 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/26/20 4:00 am Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Joe Roller
11/26/20 12:32 am Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 11:40 pm Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 9:48 pm Robert Raker <rlraker...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 9:09 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 8:47 pm Lauren Hyde <lrhyde1...> [cobirds] Joe Roller
11/25/20 8:45 pm Gary & Sharon <gebsmn...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 8:05 pm CHARLES <acwo...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 7:29 pm Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 7:17 pm <jared.d......> <jared.delrosso...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 6:44 pm Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 6:13 pm Mark Chavez <markchavez...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 5:23 pm DAVID J WALTMAN <djwaltman...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 5:17 pm elena <elena...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 5:16 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 5:06 pm mblackford <mblackford...> RE: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 4:36 pm Megan Miller <megan.k.miller2473...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 4:15 pm Lea A Brown <lannisam...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 4:15 pm Walter Combs <wscombsjr...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 4:14 pm Wayne Wathen <wwathen...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 4:01 pm William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Joe Roller
11/25/20 3:38 pm 'John D' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 3:18 pm David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 3:00 pm Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 2:52 pm linda hodges <hikerhodges...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 2:51 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 2:48 pm Gary Brower <grb4914...> Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 2:45 pm Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
11/25/20 12:03 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Juv Black-legged Kittiwake Pueblo
11/25/20 10:58 am Pauli Driver-Smith <hollyhockfarms...> [cobirds] Young Bald Eagle Weld County
11/25/20 10:01 am 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Pine siskins?
11/25/20 9:09 am Caleb A <calebscotta...> [cobirds] Re: Pine siskins?
11/25/20 8:52 am S C <activecogirl...> [cobirds] Saw Whet Owl
11/25/20 8:52 am <nat.......> <nat.ann27...> [cobirds] Owls in NoCO
11/25/20 8:52 am Geoff Stacks <glstacks...> Re: [cobirds] Snow bunting at CCSP, Arapahoe County
11/25/20 8:08 am Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...> [cobirds] Pine siskins?
11/24/20 1:12 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Colorado CBC Update
11/24/20 12:29 pm Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] A Harris's Sparrow in the backyard (Denver Co)
11/24/20 9:58 am Doug Ward <dougward...> [cobirds] Common Redpoll - SW Denver, Denver Co.
11/23/20 8:41 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> [cobirds] Cassin's Finch, Arapahoe County, Scoters also contuie
11/23/20 8:33 pm 'Cathy Sheeter' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Gulling at Aurora Reservoir - You win some, you lose some... Arapahoe County
11/23/20 8:31 pm 'Cathy Sheeter' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Gulling at Arapahoe Reservoir - You win some, you lose some... Arapahoe County
11/23/20 7:32 pm Doug Ward <dougward...> [cobirds] Bonny Reservoir Missing!!
11/23/20 7:03 pm Joey Kellner <vireo1...> [cobirds] 2020 Denver Christmas Bird Count
11/23/20 11:38 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> Re: [cobirds] Short-billed Dowitcher, Lake Loveland (Larimer) - NOT
11/23/20 10:51 am 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Varied Thrush in Weld County
11/23/20 9:44 am William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...> [cobirds] Varied Thrush in Weld County
11/23/20 9:29 am 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Weekend Birding/Weld
11/23/20 9:21 am Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...> Re: [cobirds] White crown on junco?
11/23/20 9:01 am Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...> [cobirds] White crown on junco?
11/22/20 10:19 pm Joe Kipper <joe.kipper28...> [cobirds] Re: Will the Gyrfalcon Return?
11/22/20 8:55 pm Tina Jones <tjcalliope...> [cobirds] Geese and Scaup, Fort Logan Cemetery ,Denver,11/22
11/22/20 6:34 pm <mitchellba......> <mitchellbailey.civil...> [cobirds] Will the Gyrfalcon Return?
11/22/20 6:27 pm <preston......> <preston.sowell...> [cobirds] Red-necked grebe - McIntosh Reservior - still present today
11/22/20 1:14 pm Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...> Re: [cobirds] Snow bunting at CCSP, Arapahoe County
11/22/20 12:17 pm Mary Keithler <mkeithler...> [cobirds] Snow bunting at CCSP, Arapahoe County
11/22/20 12:01 pm Ken Wat <watken76...> Re: [cobirds] Snow Bunting at Pelican Point CCSP Arapahoe
11/22/20 11:18 am Meg Reck <m.reck1027...> [cobirds] Snow Bunting at Pelican Point CCSP Arapahoe
11/22/20 11:05 am Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> [cobirds] Long tailed duck - chatfield
11/22/20 10:22 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Short-billed Dowitcher, Lake Loveland (Larimer)
11/22/20 7:05 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] El Paso County Bay-breasted Warbler 11/22
11/21/20 5:30 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Snow Geese over Littleton, Arapahoe 11/21
11/21/20 1:39 pm David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> [cobirds] Bay-breasted Warbler, El Paso County
11/21/20 1:38 pm David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> [cobirds] Bay-breasted Warbler, El Paso County
11/21/20 11:43 am <mitchellba......> <mitchellbailey.civil...> [cobirds] Bufflehead x Common Goldeneye
11/21/20 11:15 am Gary Ackert <garyackert2...> [cobirds] Re: An explanation how European Golden-Plover made it to Maxwell NWR, NM
11/21/20 11:11 am Woodcreeper29 <Woodcreeper29...> [cobirds] Jumbo res and Tamarack Ranch Logan cnty
11/21/20 10:48 am Dale Pate <dalelpate...> [cobirds] Scoters at South Platte Reservoir
11/21/20 10:47 am Gary Ackert <garyackert2...> [cobirds] Directions to Winter Wren
11/21/20 9:06 am Robert Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] An explanation how European Golden-Plover made it to Maxwell NWR, NM
11/20/20 6:55 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd73...> [cobirds] Geese galore at Waneka Lake, Boulder County
11/20/20 6:02 pm Jeff Kehoe <jeff.kehoe...> [cobirds] Re: Sandhill Cranes, Larimer County
11/20/20 1:26 pm <hiker......> <hikerhodges...> [cobirds] The future of birding at Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso/Pueblo Counties
11/20/20 11:31 am Dale Pate <dalelpate...> [cobirds] 2 White-winged Scoters
11/20/20 10:44 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> Re: [cobirds] Re: Pawnee National Grassland CBC Interest/Weld
11/20/20 8:04 am Nicholas Papetti <papetti.nicholas...> [cobirds] Re: El Paso Varied Thrush - Yes
11/19/20 8:32 pm Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...> [cobirds] Sandhill Cranes, Larimer County
11/19/20 2:30 pm <kathy......> <kathykay228...> [cobirds] Re: Black-throated Green Warbler - yes. Cherry Creek Bike Path Arapahoe County
11/19/20 2:30 pm Andrew Fontenot <andrew.fontenot...> [cobirds] Re: Winter Wren- yes; Black-throated Green- no; Cherry Creek Bike Path Arapahoe County
11/19/20 12:41 pm 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Pawnee National Grassland CBC Interest/Weld
11/18/20 8:44 pm Doug Ward <dougward...> [cobirds] Northwestern Slant
11/18/20 4:18 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Palomino Junco - Douglas
11/18/20 3:23 pm 'Bill Prather' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Common Redpoll in Weld County, east of Longmont
11/18/20 12:40 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo birds 11/18
11/18/20 11:25 am <mrse......> <mrselvig...> [cobirds] Re: Pawnee National Grassland CBC Interest/Weld
11/18/20 9:46 am Joey Negreann <joey.negreann...> [cobirds] Re: Winter Wren- yes; Black-throated Green- no; Cherry Creek Bike Path Arapahoe County
11/18/20 8:32 am Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...> [cobirds] Re: More finch help?
11/18/20 8:10 am Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...> [cobirds] More finch help?
11/18/20 8:00 am Arthur Bezuidenhout <odzibez...> [cobirds] El Paso Varied Thrush - Yes
11/18/20 7:50 am Joey Negreann <joey.negreann...> [cobirds] Winter Wren- yes; Black-throated Green- no; Cherry Creek Bike Path Arapahoe County
11/17/20 7:31 pm Ted Floyd <tedfloyd73...> [cobirds] For those seeking goldeneyes and mergansers
11/17/20 6:47 pm Cinnamon Bergeron <cinnamonbergeron...> Re: [cobirds] Wild Turkeys, Adams County
11/17/20 5:27 pm Sharon <sharontinianow...> [cobirds] Drew Lanham to speak at DFO program Nov 23
11/17/20 5:27 pm Julia Auckland <julia.auckland...> [cobirds] Winter Wren, Cherry Creek Trail, Denver
11/17/20 5:27 pm Matt <mnewport...> [cobirds] Black throated green warbler Arapahoe county
11/17/20 5:27 pm Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...> Re: [cobirds] Wild Turkeys, Adams County
11/17/20 5:24 pm Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...> [cobirds] Re: Wild Turkeys, Adams County
11/17/20 5:07 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Black Scoter and Dunlin, Barr Lake, Adams
11/17/20 5:07 pm Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> [cobirds] Wild Turkeys, Adams County
11/17/20 3:48 pm JeremyWinick <winickjr...> Re: [cobirds] Common Goldeneye at Metzger Farm, Westminster/Broomfield - also at Stratford Ponds, Westminster
11/17/20 2:02 pm Myron Gerhard <myrongerhard...> Re: [cobirds] Mute Swan - Arapahoe Co
11/17/20 1:46 pm 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Pawnee National Grassland CBC Interest/Weld
11/17/20 1:36 pm Myron Gerhard <myrongerhard...> Re: [cobirds] Mute Swan - Arapahoe Co
11/17/20 1:23 pm 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
11/17/20 11:59 am Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> [cobirds] Sandhill Cranes - Douglas County
11/17/20 11:54 am Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> [cobirds] Mute Swan - Arapahoe Co
11/17/20 11:41 am 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Red necked grebe. Douglas
11/17/20 11:03 am David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> Re: [cobirds] Varied Thrush in El Paso county
11/17/20 8:47 am Gary Bowen (Thornton) <gewb10026...> [cobirds] Common Goldeneye at Metzger Farm, Westminster/Broomfield
11/17/20 6:42 am Cinnamon Bergeron <cinnamonbergeron...> Re: [cobirds] Varied Thrush in El Paso county
11/17/20 6:39 am Gary Brower <grb4914...> Re: [cobirds] Hudson Garden Birds
11/17/20 6:08 am Gary Brower <grb4914...> [cobirds] Hudson Garden Birds
11/16/20 9:10 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] Brown Thrasher Arapahoe Co. Hudson Gardens
11/16/20 5:38 pm Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Eastern bluebirds, Boulder County
11/16/20 2:33 pm <bobfi......> <bobfiehweg...> [cobirds] Sandhill Cranes over Boulder
11/16/20 1:52 pm Adrian Lakin <adrianlakin1...> Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
11/16/20 1:47 pm Adrian Lakin <adrianlakin1...> [cobirds] Test new posting via mobile (email only)
11/16/20 1:41 pm Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
11/16/20 1:31 pm <adrianlakin1...> RE: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
11/16/20 1:28 pm 'Bill Prather' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Purple Finch at Hudson Gardens this Morning
11/16/20 1:27 pm Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
11/16/20 1:20 pm Adrian Lakin <adrianlakin1...> [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
11/16/20 1:16 pm Dale Pate <dalelpate...> [cobirds] Purple Finch at Hudson Gardens this Morning
11/16/20 12:53 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Three Times a Charm!/Weld
11/16/20 10:59 am elena <elena...> [cobirds] Eastern bluebirds in Niwot
11/16/20 7:12 am Kevin Ash <ashkevinm...> [cobirds] Varied Thrush in El Paso county
11/16/20 7:04 am John Vanderpoel <jvanderpoel...> [cobirds] Kittiwake - Union
11/16/20 1:00 am Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...> [cobirds] Tundra/Trumpeter? Swans at Boulder Res, 11/15
11/15/20 9:50 am Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> [cobirds] Winter Wren, Denver
11/15/20 9:12 am 'DEBORAH CARSTENSEN' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Dark phase snow goose, Arapahoe county
11/14/20 1:44 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Christmas Bird Counts, Colorado, Covid—19
11/14/20 10:58 am Gary Bowen (Thornton) <gewb10026...> [cobirds] Bald Eagles remodeling nest along S. Platte in Adams County
11/13/20 8:04 pm Philip Pratt <philip.pratt...> [cobirds] Gtr. Yellowlegs, Snow Goose, Gtr. White-fr Geese, Leucistic Cack. Goose - Denver
11/13/20 4:26 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Correction: Probable Red-necked Grebe - Walker Pit - Douglas county
11/13/20 4:02 pm 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Probable Red-necked Grebe - Walker Pit - Douglas county
11/13/20 3:45 pm John Shenot <johnshenot...> [cobirds] Re: Fort Collins Audubon Invites you to Virtual program on Crossbills presented by Dr. Craig Benkman
11/13/20 1:10 pm Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Red-necked Grebe in Bent County
11/13/20 10:09 am 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Union Res, Weld, Kittiwake
11/13/20 10:09 am Victoria S <azvictoria...> [cobirds] Lower Derby Lake Drained at Arsenal?
11/13/20 8:06 am rosanne juergens <rosanne.juergens...> Re: [cobirds] Varied Thrush Jefferson County Hudson Gardens
11/13/20 7:37 am KATHY HOLLAND <kcloudview...> Re: [cobirds] Varied Thrush Jefferson County Hudson Gardens
11/13/20 7:37 am Bird Lover <cnunn6789...> [cobirds] Re: Fort Collins Audubon Invites you to Virtual program on Crossbills presented by Dr. Craig Benkman
11/13/20 7:31 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
11/13/20 7:29 am Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> Re: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
11/13/20 7:25 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
11/13/20 7:21 am Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> Re: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
11/13/20 7:09 am Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...> Re: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
11/13/20 6:57 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
11/12/20 5:30 pm Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> Re: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
11/12/20 3:49 pm W. Robert Shade III <wrshade3...> [cobirds] Varied Thrush Jefferson County Hudson Gardens
11/12/20 3:15 pm 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Christmas Bird Counts
11/12/20 1:57 pm David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> [cobirds] Fwd: [eBird Regional Editors] eBird Outage Nov 17-19 - help spread the word
11/12/20 12:34 pm <mvjo......> <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Re: Christmas Bird Counts
11/12/20 12:02 pm Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> [cobirds] Re: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Jefferson County
11/12/20 10:43 am Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> Re: [cobirds] Christmas Bird Counts
11/12/20 10:37 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Christmas Bird Counts
11/12/20 10:34 am Robert Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] Roger Linfield
11/12/20 10:16 am Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> [cobirds] Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Jefferson County
11/12/20 9:06 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Veteran's Day Birding/Weld
11/11/20 2:16 pm Robert Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] CCSP--Scoter and Loons
11/11/20 11:26 am David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> Re: [cobirds] House finch?
11/11/20 11:14 am Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...> [cobirds] House finch?
11/11/20 9:28 am Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> [cobirds] Re: Roger Linfield memorial
11/11/20 9:07 am Jessie Lynn <jlmesch852...> [cobirds] Fort Collins Audubon Invites you to Virtual program on Crossbills presented by Dr. Craig Benkman
11/11/20 9:07 am Cinnamon Bergeron <cinnamonbergeron...> Re: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
11/11/20 7:28 am Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> [cobirds] Kittiwake - Larimer
11/11/20 5:02 am Duane Nelson <dnelson1...> [cobirds] Roger Linfield
11/10/20 5:27 pm Arthur Bezuidenhout <odzibez...> Re: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
11/10/20 5:06 pm Bill Maynard <bmaynard99...> RE: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
11/10/20 5:03 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Re: Roger Linfield
11/10/20 12:55 pm Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] Re: Roger Linfield
11/10/20 12:43 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
11/10/20 8:55 am Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> [cobirds] Roger Linfield
11/9/20 3:31 pm Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...> [cobirds] Summit and Grand County Reservoirs
11/9/20 1:10 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> [cobirds] Bohemian Waxwing, Arapahoe County, Yes
11/9/20 12:43 pm <hiker......> <hikerhodges...> [cobirds] Chico Basin Ranch - Comments due tomorrow!
11/9/20 11:33 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo Co 11/09
11/9/20 9:57 am Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...> [cobirds] White-throated Sparrow - Douglas-Yard Bird
11/9/20 9:50 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Raptor Alley and Other/Weld
11/9/20 8:12 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Raptor Alley and Other/Weld
11/9/20 6:44 am Jay Breidt <jbreidt...> [cobirds] Re: White winged scoter, Fort Collins
11/8/20 9:07 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> Re: [cobirds] Re: American Dipper at Clear Creek and Lowell, Adams County
11/8/20 8:35 pm <rlcan......> <rlcanter50...> [cobirds] Re: American Dipper at Clear Creek and Lowell, Adams County
11/8/20 7:36 pm <hiker......> <hikerhodges...> [cobirds] Chico Basin Ranch action - El Paso/Pueblo counties
11/8/20 5:41 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo Co. 11/8
11/8/20 4:25 pm Dave Cameron <davednvr7...> [cobirds] Bohemian- YES, Solitary Sandpiper, and more. LTTN/Jeffco
11/8/20 3:57 pm Joey Kellner <vireo1...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 3:56 pm Joey Kellner <vireo1...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 2:41 pm Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Re: Young sapsucker in Denver City Park (Denver Co)
11/8/20 1:35 pm Charlie Chase <charlesachase3...> Re: [cobirds] American Dipper at Clear Creek and Lowell, Adams County
11/8/20 1:24 pm Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> [cobirds] American Dipper at Clear Creek and Lowell, Adams County
11/8/20 12:53 pm <smka2...> RE: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 12:51 pm Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...> [cobirds] Frigate, Arapahoe (not anymore)
11/8/20 12:28 pm Rachel Kolokoff Hopper <r-hopper...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 12:21 pm Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 11:45 am Myron Gerhard <myrongerhard...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 11:40 am Meg Reck <m.reck1027...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 11:32 am Myron Gerhard <myrongerhard...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 11:26 am Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 10:54 am Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Young sapsucker in Denver City Park (Denver Co)
11/8/20 10:47 am Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 10:22 am David Bailey <david.bailey2473...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 10:19 am Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 10:15 am Jessi Oberbeck <ivory.billed.wdpkr...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 10:03 am Ken Wat <watken76...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 9:38 am David Bailey <david.bailey2473...> Re: [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 9:26 am Mary Keithler <mkeithler...> [cobirds] Magnificent Frigatebird in Arapahoe County
11/8/20 8:36 am Dave Cameron <davednvr7...> Re: [cobirds] Chucker in El Paso county
11/8/20 6:14 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo birds 11/07
11/8/20 4:08 am Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...> [cobirds] Re: Standley Lake (Jeffco) - A study in loons and a couple RNGR
11/7/20 7:11 pm Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...> [cobirds] Standley Lake (Jeffco) - A study in loons and a couple RNGR
11/7/20 2:27 pm John Vanderpoel <jvanderpoel...> [cobirds] American Golden Plover - Weld
11/7/20 10:25 am <rlcan......> <rlcanter50...> [cobirds] American Dipper at Clear Creek and Lowell, Adams County
11/7/20 10:16 am Bryan <bgieszl...> [cobirds] Yellow-billed Loon, Eagle County
11/7/20 9:55 am 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Redpolls, Larimer
11/7/20 6:54 am Steve Stachowiak <smka2...> [cobirds] Bohemian Waxwing Arapahoe County
11/7/20 6:27 am 'Edward Jurkouich' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Re: [cobirds] Chucker in El Paso county
11/7/20 6:27 am Cinnamon Bergeron <cinnamonbergeron...> Re: [cobirds] Chucker in El Paso county
11/6/20 4:04 pm kevygudguy via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Harlan's Hawk along Greenwood Gulch, Greenwood Village, Arapahoe County
11/6/20 2:35 pm linda hodges <hikerhodges...> Re: [cobirds] Chucker in El Paso county
11/6/20 1:42 pm Matt <mnewport...> [cobirds] Chucker in El Paso county
11/6/20 1:24 pm <mvjo......> <mvjohnski...> [cobirds] Not A Magnificent Day in the San Luis Valley
11/6/20 12:03 pm Alec Hopping <wahopping...> [cobirds] BOHEMIAN WAXWING, Hudson Gardens, ARAPAHOE
11/6/20 10:08 am Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Pueblo Reservoir birds 11/6
11/6/20 9:25 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Lapland Longspur/Weld
11/6/20 8:09 am Doug Faulkner <zebrilus...> [cobirds] Yellow-billed Loon, Adams Co.
11/6/20 7:22 am Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...> [cobirds] Frigatebird
11/6/20 4:59 am Gary Bowen (Thornton) <gewb10026...> [cobirds] Bonaparte's Gull, Union Reservoir, Longmont, 11-5-20
11/5/20 10:30 pm Adam Vesely <avesely22...> [cobirds] Probable Yellow-billed Loon, Adams County
11/5/20 10:21 pm 'corvidcolo' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Surf Scoter, Wellington Lake - Jeffco
11/5/20 9:22 pm Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...> [cobirds] Frigatebird
11/5/20 9:15 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> Re: [cobirds] Frigatebird at John Martin
11/5/20 9:07 pm Bryan Guarente <bryan.guarente...> Re: [cobirds] Frigatebird at John Martin
11/5/20 8:49 pm Janeal Thompson <janealthompson...> Re: [cobirds] Frigatebird at John Martin
11/5/20 8:10 pm Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> Re: [cobirds] Frigatebird at John Martin
11/5/20 7:36 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Frigatebird at John Martin
11/5/20 7:29 pm Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> Re: [cobirds] Frigatebird at John Martin
11/5/20 6:24 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> Re: [cobirds] Frigatebird at John Martin
11/5/20 11:29 am <willc......> <willcbirds...> [cobirds] Frigatebird at John Martin
11/5/20 8:18 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Re: Hamilton Res (Larimer) 11/4/2020
11/5/20 7:24 am Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> [cobirds] CFO is currently accepting grant applications!
11/4/20 5:03 pm Brandon <flammowl17...> [cobirds] Yellow-billed Loon in Eagle County
11/4/20 4:45 pm Kat Bradley-Bennett <katpbennett...> [cobirds] Sandhill Cranes, W Longmont
11/4/20 10:58 am Dave <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Hamilton Res (Larimer) 11/4/2020
11/3/20 5:29 pm Meg Reck <m.reck1027...> [cobirds] Long-tailed Ducks (2) at Aurora Reservoir, Photos, Arapahoe
11/3/20 1:51 pm Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> Re: [cobirds] Re: YELLOW-EYED JUNCO found by the Shanes @ Scott State Lake (NO COLORADO/OKLAHOMA SITINGS)
11/3/20 10:23 am Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> [cobirds] Re: YELLOW-EYED JUNCO found by the Shanes @ Scott State Lake
11/3/20 10:09 am Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...> [cobirds] Re: YELLOW-EYED JUNCO found by the Shanes @ Scott State Lake
11/3/20 7:03 am robert beauchamp <torobbeau...> [cobirds] White-winged Scoter, Fort Collins
11/2/20 9:17 pm Cinnamon Bergeron <cinnamonbergeron...> Re: [cobirds] Signs of winter..., Boulder County
11/2/20 12:05 pm Robert Righter <rorighter...> [cobirds] CCSP, shorebirds, Rusty Blackbird
11/2/20 8:11 am Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...> [cobirds] Signs of winter..., Boulder County
11/2/20 8:02 am David Suddjian <dsuddjian...> Re: [cobirds] Louisiana waterfowl? Thread closed
11/2/20 7:58 am Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...> [cobirds] Louisiana waterfowl?
11/2/20 7:44 am elena <elena...> [cobirds] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker juvenile in Niwot
11/2/20 7:42 am 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> [cobirds] Frederick and Raptor Alley/Weld
11/1/20 3:16 pm DAVID A LEATHERMAN <daleatherman...> [cobirds] Windsor Lake (Weld)
11/1/20 3:03 pm Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...> [cobirds] Interesting geese at Denver City Park (Denver Co.)
11/1/20 2:01 pm <dgulb......> <dgulbenkian...> Re: [cobirds] Mystery dead bird
11/1/20 11:26 am Josh Bruening <87211jjb...> [cobirds] Mexican Duck-Fossil Creek Reservoir (Swede Lake side)-Larimer
11/1/20 8:44 am Jay Breidt <jbreidt...> [cobirds] White winged scoter, Fort Collins
10/31/20 12:29 pm Joey Kellner <vireo1...> [cobirds] Dunlin at Chatfield; Douglas County
10/31/20 11:08 am Joe Kipper <joe.kipper28...> [cobirds] Re: Rough-legged Hawk/Weld
10/31/20 10:22 am Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> [cobirds] Stearn’s Lake, Boulder Co, crane and 4 goose species
 
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Date: 11/29/20 7:35 pm
From: Scott E. Severs <scottesevers...>
Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller
I only knew Joe from the conversations that we had over email. He was
always one of my favorite people in this forum because he was so inclusive
about birding with everybody. Talked me off the cliff a few times. Truly
someone to emulate sharing this passion. Condolences to his friends and
family.

Scott Severs
Longmont


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Date: 11/29/20 4:30 pm
From: Jenny Shelton <sheltoncontractlab...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Varied Thrush in Weld County
Hi everyone,
This is my first post. Thank you for adding me!
I'm Jenny, I live in Ault and I've caught the birding bug. I also volunteer
at the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program in Fort Collins.

I went up to look for the varied thrush in Nunn today and found it right
where John and Kelly did: the SW corner of Nunn town park. It was there
when I arrived at 10AM and stayed until at least 10:30. It is very willing
to allow photos from the vehicle but less so if you are on foot. Photos
have been submitted to eBird but not approved yet. They should appear on
this checklist once approved: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76857913
Cheers!
Jenny
On Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:51:28 AM UTC-7 <colorad......>
wrote:

> Hi all
>
> We met up with John and Kelly--could not relocate--but Kelly has excellent
> photos! We drive around the town (not big at all if you come). We'll try
> later today (and the next and the next ...). Thanks for the tip Bill.
>
> Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
>
> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>
>
> On Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:44:55 AM UTC-7 William Kaempfer wrote:
>
>> John Vanderpoel called me to say that he had just (about 10:30 a.m. on
>> 11/23) had a Varied Thrush in Nunn, Weld County, at a park at Lincoln and 4
>> th. Might have flown north a bit.
>>
>>
>>
>> Bill Kaempfer
>>
>> Safety Harbor FL
>>
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 11/29/20 4:30 pm
From: <nat.......> <nat.ann27...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Owls in NoCO
Thanks so much!

On Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 7:56:12 AM UTC-7 <steve.g......> wrote:

> Yes- try the river trail at Lee Martinez park. An ESO pair nested
> successfully there this year, with at least one chick fledged. From the
> main parking lot (at the ballfields) walk north to the river trail proper,
> then west at the new kiosk. The nest was between the kiosk and the
> footbridge up to HIckory Rd, closer to the kiosk. I've seen adults in this
> area off an on over the past several years.
>
> Good luck,
>
> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 9:52:05 AM UTC-7 <nat.......>
> wrote:
>
>> It's that time of year where I feel a call to search for owls! I've been
>> seeing a pair of GHO often in my neighborhood and feel blessed!
>> I searched some old hangouts of Eastern Screech Owls in Larimer County
>> today with no luck. Has anyone else had any luck with ESOs in the area
>> recently?
>> Thanks,
>> N
>>
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Date: 11/29/20 2:36 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tributes to Joe Roller
  We chime in to express our admiration of all that Joe did for the Colorado birding community. We knew him for 40--50 years as he advanced our appreciation & enjoyment of Colorado birds. We can't add to the heartfelt & articulate tributes already posted on Cobirds but endorse them all.

Urling & Hugh Kingery

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Date: 11/29/20 12:20 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Black Brant
The Brant continues today at the ball field with about a whole lot of
Cackling Geese. I saw it at 8 this morning and others have reported it to
ebird since. I can't post on my phone any more so I can only post when I
get home now.
Brian Johnson
Englewood Co
On Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1:37:42 PM UTC-7 <dsud......> wrote:

> Brant still there on the ball field at the north side of Bowles Grove
> Park.
>
> David Suddjian
> Littleton CO
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Nov 28, 2020, at 10:04 AM, Cole Sage <coles......> wrote:
>
> 
>
> The Brant is present on the baseball field right now.
>
> Cole Sage, Denver
> www.birdsonthewing.com
>
> On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 2:04 PM Diane Roberts <samat......> wrote:
>
>> Terrance Wells spotted this guy at Bowles Grove Park @ Bowles & Federal,
>> Arapahoe County this afternoon. Continuing with thousands of Cackering
>> Geese in the baseball field. Seeing it now.
>>
>> Diane Roberts
>> Highlands Ranch, CO
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Date: 11/29/20 10:56 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Birding bonanza at Chatfield; Douglas County
Joey's Sooper Hotspot continues this morning! A MOB of around 15 birders
refound all of Joey's great birds from yesterday. Ann and I also had a
Dipper under the 470 bridge. Notice the much longer and upturned lower
mandible of the Pine Warbler in the photos on my list. Bez B. said he
noticed that on the Aurora Pine Warbler last year. Wonder if this is fairly
common?

https://ebird.org/checklist/S76855996

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch


On Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1:53:44 PM UTC-7 Joey Kellner wrote:

> Several people birded below the dam at Chatfield Reservoir State Park and
> found:
>
> 2 Rusty Blackbirds
>
> 2 Swamp Sparrows
>
> 1 Winter Wren
>
> 1 PINE WARBLER
>
> 1 NORTHERN PARULA
>
>
>
> eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76812571
>
>
>
> ALL IN THE SAME SPOT! Coordinates/map:
> https://www.google.com/maps/place/39%C2%B033'46.9%22N+105%C2%B002'33.3%22W/@39.5626944,-105.0476267,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d39.5630332!4d-105.0425872
>
>
>
> More quickly accessed from South Platte Park and walking under C-470 and
> over the Platte River foot/bicycle bridge…walk up the small effluent creek
> that empties into the Platte.
>
>
>
> Joey.
>
>
>
> Joey Kellner
>
> Littleton, Colorado
>
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Date: 11/29/20 10:15 am
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-bellied Woodpecker YES Boulder
Five of us just saw the woodpecker. It was east of the feeder, then moved
from tree to tree, down to feeder. Snagged a peanut then flew back to the
trees along the creek.
Susan Rosine
Brighton

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Date: 11/29/20 9:29 am
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sandhill cranes, Larimer County
At 10:30 today, Sunday, a huge flock of Sandhills flew high overhead, maybe 130-150 birds, circling and then forming. This was at Bingham Hill Road, so look south along the foothills from now on.

Libby Edwards
Fort Collins
Larimer County

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Date: 11/29/20 9:09 am
From: Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
Subject: [cobirds] pelican around south marina
Diane Roberts
Highlands Ranch, CO
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Date: 11/29/20 9:04 am
From: Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
Subject: [cobirds] injured Pelicans at Lake Pueblo
Hello,

I don’t know if there is any assistance or curb suffering as this Pelican
seems low on weight & only able to fly short distances. Photo demonstrates
only black underwing.


The other Pelican has an injured leg/foot but gets can fly around far
better.

For what it’s worth.



Diane Roberts
Highlands Ranch, CO


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Date: 11/29/20 6:56 am
From: Jean Folsom <jkfolsom...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-bellied woodpecker in Superior, CO
I have had a red-bellied woodpecker visiting my feeder since Tuesday. I
posted this to eBird on Tuesday and many of you have visited and seen the
bird. If you haven’t been by the best area to view the feeders in my side
yard is from the alley, behind my house (206 W. William St.). The bird
also frequents the trees along Coal Creek south of the alley. Park along
2nd Ave. for best access to both areas. It has been great to see all of you
enjoying and photographing the bird!
Jean Folsom

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Date: 11/29/20 6:56 am
From: Steve Germaine <steve.germaine...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Owls in NoCO
Yes- try the river trail at Lee Martinez park. An ESO pair nested
successfully there this year, with at least one chick fledged. From the
main parking lot (at the ballfields) walk north to the river trail proper,
then west at the new kiosk. The nest was between the kiosk and the
footbridge up to HIckory Rd, closer to the kiosk. I've seen adults in this
area off an on over the past several years.

Good luck,

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 9:52:05 AM UTC-7 <nat.......> wrote:

> It's that time of year where I feel a call to search for owls! I've been
> seeing a pair of GHO often in my neighborhood and feel blessed!
> I searched some old hangouts of Eastern Screech Owls in Larimer County
> today with no luck. Has anyone else had any luck with ESOs in the area
> recently?
> Thanks,
> N
>

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Date: 11/29/20 5:02 am
From: Sebastian Patti <sebastianpatti...>
Subject: [cobirds] Yesterday's NAS press release (NO SIGHTINGS)
from our friends at National Audubon . . . Hope everyone had a wonderful (and safe) Thanksgiving.

<sebastianpatti...>
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Unit 3088
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CELL: 773/304-7488
________________________________


Administration Moves to Finalize Bird-Killer Policy | Audubon
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Date: 11/28/20 11:07 pm
From: 'DEBORAH CARSTENSEN' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Joe
I’ve forwarded this email for you, best wishes! Deb

Deb Carstensen, Arapahoe county
Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 29, 2020, at 12:05 AM, DEBORAH CARSTENSEN <fiddlenurs...> wrote:
>
> This is an email that Robin Biddle, who lives in England, asked me to post.
>
> Deb Carstensen, Arapahoe county
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
>> From: Robin Biddle <robinbiddle48...>
>> Date: November 28, 2020 at 9:24:07 AM MST
>> To: Deb Carstensen <fiddlenurs...>
>> Subject: Joe
>>
>> 
>> Hi Deb
>> Rum owd times, as we say in Suffolk County
>> I hope you are keeping well
>> I'm not sure if I can post direct to cobirds, I wonder if you could post this for me please
>>
>> I would like to add my voice to the tributes being paid to Joe . I've 'known' Joe for over 20 years, through his postings, also having corresponded a few times. Thank you Joe Robin (England)
>>
>> I can imagine Joe and Bob Spencer sitting on a cloud, observing the flyways
>> I've not done as much 'birding' as I would have liked, even if iido struggle to see them.
>> Since social isolation and distancing, the local world has discovered 'my' local patch. I don't know what your equivalent would be , Time Square, here it would be Piccadily Circus in London. for crowding/
>> I've still been taking photos for the parish website, up to 300 now, and still don't run out of subjects
>> Many Thanks
>> Stay safe
>> Robin
>>
>>
>>
>> <Little Egret, Redshank. .JPG>

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Date: 11/28/20 11:05 pm
From: 'DEBORAH CARSTENSEN' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fwd: Joe
This is an email that Robin Biddle, who lives in England, asked me to post.

Deb Carstensen, Arapahoe county
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Robin Biddle <robinbiddle48...>
> Date: November 28, 2020 at 9:24:07 AM MST
> To: Deb Carstensen <fiddlenurs...>
> Subject: Joe
>
> 
> Hi Deb
> Rum owd times, as we say in Suffolk County
> I hope you are keeping well
> I'm not sure if I can post direct to cobirds, I wonder if you could post this for me please
>
> I would like to add my voice to the tributes being paid to Joe . I've 'known' Joe for over 20 years, through his postings, also having corresponded a few times. Thank you Joe Robin (England)
>
> I can imagine Joe and Bob Spencer sitting on a cloud, observing the flyways
> I've not done as much 'birding' as I would have liked, even if iido struggle to see them.
> Since social isolation and distancing, the local world has discovered 'my' local patch. I don't know what your equivalent would be , Time Square, here it would be Piccadily Circus in London. for crowding/
> I've still been taking photos for the parish website, up to 300 now, and still don't run out of subjects
> Many Thanks
> Stay safe
> Robin
>
>
>

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Date: 11/28/20 4:08 pm
From: BCO gal <lm.lee...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: eBird Red-bellied Woodpecker Stakeout Hotspot
Thanks Kathy for the heads up! I made the change on my checklist. And fyi,
it was still there as of 4:15 pm.

Linda Lee
Louisville

On Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 2:16:08 PM UTC-7 Dunnings wrote:

> Greetings eBirders -
>
> There is now an eBird hotspot for the Superior Red-bellied Woodpecker
> (Boulder County). If you go to see the bird, the review team would
> appreciate your use of the designated hotspot:
> Stakeout Red-bellied Woodpecker, Williams St, Superior, November 2020
>
> If you have a personal location for that bird, please consider updating
> your checklist to utilize the stakeout hotspot.
>
> Thank you and good birding,
> Kathy Mihm Dunning
> Denver
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Date: 11/28/20 2:48 pm
From: Chris Rurik <chrisrurik...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tribute to Joe Roller


We’ve lost a man who was larger than life, a true fountain of Colorado
birding culture. Mimi and I are so very sad to hear this news.


Instead of mentioning his top state list, Joe liked to tell people that he
had the highest ratio of birding stories to birding skill in the state.
Like many of his witticisms, that one took a minute to parse. Actually it
took me years—I found such a claim doubtful coming from a guy with quite a
bit of skill. Over time, though, I learned that he was right—he may have
had a lot of skill, but he had infinitely more stories.


A story for every situation, a wit always ready. Reading back through our
many emails has been highly entertaining. On the trips we did together he’d
be just as interested in the people around us as the birds.


When he first met my wife Mimi, she was in her first year of medical school
and learning anatomy (that is, spending a lot of time with a cadaver).
“Oh,” says Joe, “I’ve got to send you these pictures.” A few days later he
emailed us a blog post describing how, a hundred years ago, the black humor
of med school took the form of students posing for portraits with their
cadavers…sometimes even posing the cadavers around the students! He loved
the absurd, and yet even something so absurd as that he treated with
sympathy and grace. (He wrote that he saw it as an attempt by the students
to counterbalance the anxiety they felt when facing death and the human
body so closely.)


I don’t actually remember the first time I met Joe. He is one of the
biggest birding mentors I have had. We did so much together over the years.
He had two cars, and each license plate was a different condensation of the
word “Peregrine”—his favorite bird.


Which reminds me of a time we went to Marston to chase Ruddy Turnstones and
other good Denver birds. It could be challenging to go on a chase with Joe
in those years, because he had to plan in advance and could not be gone
from MaryAnne for more than a few hours. We had had a phase of repeated
dips, and on this day we were one step behind. We circled the reservoir
several times, along the way getting reports from other birders saying,
yes, they were just here, they flew that way. Yet Joe remained upbeat. I
don’t know if he truly cared about getting “the bird” or not. His day was
made when he found not one but two Peregrine Falcons resting on the
mudflats. Finally, when his internal timer had run out and he was
attempting to drag me away from my scope, we found a Common Tern on a
concrete pipe. Though he clearly wanted to go home, he took a moment to
puzzle through its field marks with me and enjoy the bird. And then the
turnstones came moseying up behind it! And then we were speeding back home.
His devotion to MaryAnne was legendary.


Mimi and I loved being around Joe. With a lot of birders you have to work
hard if you want the conversation to travel anywhere other than birds… With
Joe the talk wandered freely from birds to Mimi’s experience in medicine to
our mutual love of words and arcane history.


Others have written about how good he was at nudging people toward taking
on new responsibilities. I was one of those people, and I got to watch him
do it again and again in the DFO boardroom. He started meetings by saying
he was only there to get the title he would have next: *ex*-president of
DFO. And then he would proceed to run an organized, efficient meeting. DFO
grew by leaps and bounds under his leadership. He had a knack for finding
the right people to take on various tasks and then giving them the
confidence and freedom to run with those tasks outside the boardroom. His
approach to leadership continues to influence my own board service.


A quick afternoon visit to Joe and MaryAnne was never just a visit. Joe
would break out cheese and crackers and even champagne with blackberries.
We talked endlessly about our families. As Mimi and I have corresponded
with Joe over the last year, we’ve commented a number of times how
fortunate he and MaryAnne are to have their kids and grandkids within a few
minutes’ drive. Family meant so much to him, and he got to see them all the
time.


We last saw Joe in January. He got to meet our son, George, (two months old
at the time) at a diner and gave us a gift-wrapped box. You could tell he
was frustrated about the mystery of his health issues, and yet he somehow
also remained curious, wry, and open about it. It was a wonderful visit.
When Mimi, George, and I got back to where we were staying, we had a
surprise. The gift box was empty! We debated whether or not we should tell
Joe. In the end we realized that he of all people would get a kick out of
it, so we called to thank him for the nice box and the tissue paper inside.
He was mortified but soon he was laughing. He tracked down the actual gift
and took a special trip to bring it to us on our way to the airport. That
was the last time we saw him. In true Joe fashion, the gift was beautifully
presented, fancy, and also a little absurd: along with some clothes, a
stuffed animal that looks sort of like a deer or a rabbit with sparkling
gray antlers. A jackalope? Of course it’s one of George’s favorites.


Joe Roller was a legend in his own time. He deserves every tribute we can
give him. For every story we might tell, he could tell ten.


Chris Rurik

Lakebay, WA

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Date: 11/28/20 2:31 pm
From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Subject: [cobirds] CFO Presents - Audubon's Christmas Bird Count in a Pandemic Dec. 5th
Tune in to hear from Geoff LeBaron, Director of National Audubon Society’s
Christmas Bird Count to learn about the CBC and how to safely join a circle
during the 2020-21 season!

Saturday 5th December 7pm
Click here to register:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvduqurzMrEtb-2dUGGkWSkZZClItaCReY



Diana Beatty

on behalf of CFO board

El Paso County

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Date: 11/28/20 1:16 pm
From: Kathy and Jeff Dunning <mihmdunning...>
Subject: [cobirds] eBird Red-bellied Woodpecker Stakeout Hotspot
Greetings eBirders -

There is now an eBird hotspot for the Superior Red-bellied Woodpecker
(Boulder County). If you go to see the bird, the review team would
appreciate your use of the designated hotspot:
Stakeout Red-bellied Woodpecker, Williams St, Superior, November 2020

If you have a personal location for that bird, please consider updating
your checklist to utilize the stakeout hotspot.

Thank you and good birding,
Kathy Mihm Dunning
Denver

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Date: 11/28/20 1:11 pm
From: Jayne James <jaynejames3...>
Subject: Fwd: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Jayne James <jaynejames3...>
Date: Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
To: <guan1mexico...>
CC: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>


I didn’t know Dr. Roller, but I just want to say that the outpouring of
admiration and respect for him that I’m reading makes me feel such
admiration and respect for all of you in the Colorado birding community.
Despite the sad occasion, hearing about this warm human connection is
comforting during these frightening, unhappy days. I’d like to add my
condolences to his family and friends.

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 6:44 AM <guan1......> <guan1mexico...>
Owrote:

> I am so very sad to hear of Joe's passing. He touched so many people in so
> many ways with grace, humor, and kindness. When Joe talked to a person we
> each felt like we were the only person on the planet at that moment. He
> taught me many things about birds--how to look, how to see, and how to
> find. And with great thankfulness I remember how kind he was to me upon the
> death of my husband. He never forgot to ask how I was doing. To say I will
> miss you is such an understatement.
>
> Chris Owens
> Longmont
> On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 10:35:55 AM UTC-7 <greggg......>
> wrote:
>
>> We have lost a towering figure in Colorado birding. Joe was a mentor and
>> teacher in my eyes. I remember Joe saying, "If you want to really learn
>> something, teach it. And to become an expert, teach the teachers." I have
>> found this to be true in my life. I learn something so much better when I
>> help others learn it as well. The moral, share your knowledge and it will
>> improve your understanding of the subject and help others as well. Joe will
>> be greatly missed.
>>
>> Gregg Goodrich
>> Highlands Ranch
>>
>>
>> On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 8:45:53 AM UTC-7 Charles Hundertmark
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Joe was a dedicated and skilled birder. His name still sits at or near
>>> the top of many CFO county birding lists. When a rarity showed up at a
>>> Colorado location, it was likely he could tell you the year and location he
>>> had first seen that species in the state.
>>>
>>> But it is fitting that most of the memories we have of him are the
>>> personal connections. As many tributes reflect, Joe loved people as much as
>>> birds and related easily with people through humor, stories and empathy.
>>>
>>> Joe impacted my life in many ways, but one of my fondest memories was a
>>> meeting with Joe shortly after I had managed to use bear spray on myself.
>>> Seeing my inflamed red face, Joe asked what had happened. I explained in
>>> prosaic detail how I had closed the lid of a box containing the bear spray
>>> can and triggered the spray. At the conclusion of the story, Joe wryly
>>> observed, “You’ve got to tell a better story than that!” Years after, I’m
>>> still trying to figure out how to work a bear into the story.
>>>
>>> When Joe became President of Denver Field Ornithologists, his stories
>>> and humor always kicked off the meetings with an upbeat feeling. He took
>>> birding seriously, but knew that in the long run the purpose was fun.
>>>
>>> His manner was easy-going, but Joe brought out the best in the people
>>> and organizations he touched.
>>>
>>> Chuck Hundertmark
>>> Lafayette, CO
>>>
>>> On Nov 26, 2020, at 1:32 AM, Thomas Heinrich <tehei......> wrote:
>>>
>>> Reading all the wonderful tributes to Joe helps temper the sadness and
>>> shock I'm feeling hearing of his passing. I remember meeting Joe soon
>>> after moving to Colorado in the late 90s. And while I didn't know him
>>> as well as many of you, I am truly grateful to have known him and
>>> connected with him on birding and music. I appreciated his welcoming,
>>> kind, supportive nature, his joy and enthusiasm for birding, and
>>> especially his humor. I will really miss reading his witty posts to Cobirds
>>> and crossing paths in the field from time to time.
>>>
>>> Thanks to all for sharing your stories and memories of Joe and
>>> celebrating his life and impact on the Colorado birding community.
>>>
>>> Joe shared this joke (maybe a bit of a musician's inside joke) in one of
>>> our last email exchanges:
>>>
>>> "The world is full of cello jokes, but here is my favorite -
>>> Q: Did you hear about the cellist who bragged that he could play 32nd
>>> notes?
>>> A: The rest of the orchestra didn't believe him, so he proved it by
>>> playing one."
>>>
>>>
>>> Thomas Heinrich
>>> Boulder, CO
>>> <Nyc......>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 12:40 AM Karl Stecher Jr. <kste......>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I didn't know Joe was ill in this COVID-confined year, and my chest
>>>> sank when I read the news.
>>>> I don't know how long we knew each other. Besides the many encounters
>>>> at meetings, I recall the Ross' gull we watched together at Cherry Creek SP
>>>> and the several encounters scanning Marston from the east side.
>>>> We had multiple exchanges of information with many of the humorous
>>>> comments one on one and not thought pertinent to all of cobirds.
>>>> I was always glad to see him. Not mentioned yet here (I think) is the
>>>> extensive knowledge he had of such things as history and literature,
>>>> besides medicine and birds.
>>>> It was a privilege to have known him.
>>>>
>>>> Karl Stecher
>>>> Aurora
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ------------------------------
>>>> *From*: "Robert Raker" <rlr......>
>>>> *Sent*: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:51 PM
>>>> *To*: "Colorado Birds" <cob......>
>>>> *Subject*: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> So very sad to hear this news. Besides being a great guy to bird with,
>>>> he was always so supportive discussing and providing advice regarding my
>>>> battle with cancer. Ironic that he ended up passing before me.
>>>>
>>>> Joe and I met in the most unusual of places, in a gastroenterology
>>>> clinic. It was time for me to have my colonoscopy and my physician by
>>>> chance turned out to be Dr. Roller. After the procedure, while I was
>>>> recovering from the anesthesia, he found out from my wife that I was a
>>>> birder and a photographer. So, in typical Joe Roller fashion, not ten
>>>> seconds after I regained consciousness, he very excitedly insisted in
>>>> taking me down to his private office to check out the penguin pictures he
>>>> had just taken on a trip to Antarctica. We’ve been great friends ever
>>>> since. You will be missed Joe!!
>>>> Rob Raker
>>>> Lakewood CO
>>>> Jefferson County
>>>> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:23:28 PM UTC-7 David Waltman wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I
>>>>> can’t add a lot. My experience was that he was so funny and fun to be
>>>>> around. So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding knowledge and
>>>>> humor including many who never met him but read his comments on cobirds. I
>>>>> once asked him after he retired if he missed working. He said he didn’t
>>>>> miss the responsibility, but he missed his colleagues. You can be sure
>>>>> that they missed him.
>>>>> David Waltman
>>>>> Boulder
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.......> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Cobirders,
>>>>>
>>>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>>>
>>>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago.
>>>>> That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led
>>>>> to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of
>>>>> teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight,
>>>>> continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver
>>>>> Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field
>>>>> Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like
>>>>> Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
>>>>>
>>>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>>>
>>>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>>>
>>>>> Arvada
>>>>>
>>>>>
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>>>>>
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>>>
>>>
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>>> <TEHei......>
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Date: 11/28/20 12:53 pm
From: Joey Kellner <vireo1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Birding bonanza at Chatfield; Douglas County
Several people birded below the dam at Chatfield Reservoir State Park and
found:
2 Rusty Blackbirds
2 Swamp Sparrows
1 Winter Wren
1 PINE WARBLER
1 NORTHERN PARULA

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76812571

ALL IN THE SAME SPOT! Coordinates/map:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/39%C2%B033'46.9%22N+105%C2%B002'33.3%22W/@
39.5626944,-105.0476267,16z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d39.5630332!4d-105.
0425872

More quickly accessed from South Platte Park and walking under C-470 and
over the Platte River foot/bicycle bridge.walk up the small effluent creek
that empties into the Platte.

Joey.

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Littleton, Colorado


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Date: 11/28/20 12:47 pm
From: Laura Steadman <lauramsteadman...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-bellied Woodpecker continues, Superior, Boulder
The red-bellied woodpecker previously reported in Superior was still
present this afternoon. It was not visiting the feeders while I was there
but instead perched high in a cottonwood on the south bank of the creek.
Good view from the bridge.

Here’s a checklist with a highly-cropped photo I took from my phone through
my binoculars, in case it helps (lol): https://ebird.org/checklist/S76812009

Good birding,
Laura Steadman
Boulder

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Date: 11/28/20 12:37 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Black Brant
Brant still there on the ball field at the north side of Bowles Grove Park.

David Suddjian
Littleton CO

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 28, 2020, at 10:04 AM, Cole Sage <colesage03...> wrote:
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> 
> The Brant is present on the baseball field right now.
>
> Cole Sage, Denver
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>> On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 2:04 PM Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> wrote:
>> Terrance Wells spotted this guy at Bowles Grove Park @ Bowles & Federal, Arapahoe County this afternoon. Continuing with thousands of Cackering Geese in the baseball field. Seeing it now.
>>
>> Diane Roberts
>> Highlands Ranch, CO
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Date: 11/28/20 9:33 am
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Field Sparrow, SW Denver, Denver Co.
Quick note to let the group know the FIELD SPARROW that showed up at our place yesterday, came back in this morning (Sat, 28 Nov’20). Also, I wanted to provide a couple of pictures to indicate I wasn’t BSing (see attached). I don’t own a camera…yet…, but grabbed my daughter’s with only a 55mm lens, so these are very heavily cropped, but indicative.



The immature HARRIS’S SPARROW is also around, but think the female Common Redpoll has baled as the last I saw her was on Thursday. Will be in and out today, but do let me know separately if you’d like to try for the sparrows.



Good Birding,

Doug

SW Denver



From: <cobirds...> <cobirds...> On Behalf Of Doug Ward
Sent: Friday, November 27, 2020 3:32 PM
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Subject: [cobirds] Field Sparrow, SW Denver, Denver Co.



<Delayed my post a bit as the sparrow hasn’t resurfaced yet, and Allison’s tribute to Joe trumps any bird sighting – have a read>



Now some of y’all might be thinking that I’m just starting to make s#!% up, but just (Fri., 27 Nov’20) had a FIELD SPARROW show up at our feeders in Southwest Denver (Athmar Park neighborhood, SW Denver, Denver Co.). Definitely threw me as it was feeding in the tray feeder, and initially suspected American Tree Sparrow on first glance given its Spizella size, shape, and general coloration, but once I grabbed my binoculars had yet another WTF experience this week. Small, long tailed Spizella, with a plain grey face except for a faint rusty auricular spot, noticeable white eyering, greyish-rusty crown with paler median, and fully pink bill and pink legs; flanks and breast were a soft buffy-white.



I guess spending as much time at home as we have been lately, and paying attention out the windows, is paying off. This guy (or gal) is the third Yard Bird in a little over a week. The HARRIS’S SPARROW that showed up last week was still around this morning, but haven’t noticed the Redpoll from Tuesday yet today (here through yesterday). If anybody is interested in chasing any of these birds, please let me know separately. The Field Sparrow was fleeting and attempts to relocate haven’t been fruitful, the Harris’s is a bit more reliable, but not here constantly, and as mentioned, haven’t seen the Redpoll today.



Good (Home) Birding,

Doug

Denver



27 November 2020 Athmar Park Neighborhood, Denver, Denver Co., CO

Cackling Goose – 10 “Richardson’s”

Canada Goose – 15

Rock Pigeon - 20

Eurasian Collared-Dove – 3

Ring-billed Gull - 3

Red-tailed Hawk – 1 ad

Northern Flicker – 4 “Red-shafted”

Blue Jay – 4

Black-billed Magpie – 1

American Crow – 10

Black-capped Chickadee – 5

Mountain Chickadee – 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch – 1

White-breasted Nuthatch – 1

European Starling – 5

Townsend’s Solitaire – 1 hv

American Robin - 6

House Sparrow – 12

House Finch – 10

Pine Siskin – 3

FIELD SPARROW – 1

Dark-eyed Junco – 5 “Slate-colored”

- 10 “Oregon”

- 4 “Pink-sdied”

- 1 “Grey-headed”

HARRIS’S SPARROW – 1 imm

Spotted Towhee – 1 m





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Date: 11/28/20 9:04 am
From: Cole Sage <colesage03...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Black Brant
The Brant is present on the baseball field right now.

Cole Sage, Denver
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On Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 2:04 PM Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> wrote:

> Terrance Wells spotted this guy at Bowles Grove Park @ Bowles & Federal,
> Arapahoe County this afternoon. Continuing with thousands of Cackering
> Geese in the baseball field. Seeing it now.
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Date: 11/28/20 9:03 am
From: Jayne James <jaynejames3...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I didn’t know Dr. Roller, but I just want to say that the outpouring of
admiration and respect for him that I’m reading makes me feel such
admiration and respect for all of you in the Colorado birding community.
Despite the sad occasion, hearing about this warm human connection is
comforting during these frightening, unhappy days. I’d like to add my
condolences to his family and friends.

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 6:44 AM <guan1......> <guan1mexico...>
Owrote:

> I am so very sad to hear of Joe's passing. He touched so many people in so
> many ways with grace, humor, and kindness. When Joe talked to a person we
> each felt like we were the only person on the planet at that moment. He
> taught me many things about birds--how to look, how to see, and how to
> find. And with great thankfulness I remember how kind he was to me upon the
> death of my husband. He never forgot to ask how I was doing. To say I will
> miss you is such an understatement.
>
> Chris Owens
> Longmont
> On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 10:35:55 AM UTC-7 <greggg......>
> wrote:
>
>> We have lost a towering figure in Colorado birding. Joe was a mentor and
>> teacher in my eyes. I remember Joe saying, "If you want to really learn
>> something, teach it. And to become an expert, teach the teachers." I have
>> found this to be true in my life. I learn something so much better when I
>> help others learn it as well. The moral, share your knowledge and it will
>> improve your understanding of the subject and help others as well. Joe will
>> be greatly missed.
>>
>> Gregg Goodrich
>> Highlands Ranch
>>
>>
>> On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 8:45:53 AM UTC-7 Charles Hundertmark
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Joe was a dedicated and skilled birder. His name still sits at or near
>>> the top of many CFO county birding lists. When a rarity showed up at a
>>> Colorado location, it was likely he could tell you the year and location he
>>> had first seen that species in the state.
>>>
>>> But it is fitting that most of the memories we have of him are the
>>> personal connections. As many tributes reflect, Joe loved people as much as
>>> birds and related easily with people through humor, stories and empathy.
>>>
>>> Joe impacted my life in many ways, but one of my fondest memories was a
>>> meeting with Joe shortly after I had managed to use bear spray on myself.
>>> Seeing my inflamed red face, Joe asked what had happened. I explained in
>>> prosaic detail how I had closed the lid of a box containing the bear spray
>>> can and triggered the spray. At the conclusion of the story, Joe wryly
>>> observed, “You’ve got to tell a better story than that!” Years after, I’m
>>> still trying to figure out how to work a bear into the story.
>>>
>>> When Joe became President of Denver Field Ornithologists, his stories
>>> and humor always kicked off the meetings with an upbeat feeling. He took
>>> birding seriously, but knew that in the long run the purpose was fun.
>>>
>>> His manner was easy-going, but Joe brought out the best in the people
>>> and organizations he touched.
>>>
>>> Chuck Hundertmark
>>> Lafayette, CO
>>>
>>> On Nov 26, 2020, at 1:32 AM, Thomas Heinrich <tehei......> wrote:
>>>
>>> Reading all the wonderful tributes to Joe helps temper the sadness and
>>> shock I'm feeling hearing of his passing. I remember meeting Joe soon
>>> after moving to Colorado in the late 90s. And while I didn't know him
>>> as well as many of you, I am truly grateful to have known him and
>>> connected with him on birding and music. I appreciated his welcoming,
>>> kind, supportive nature, his joy and enthusiasm for birding, and
>>> especially his humor. I will really miss reading his witty posts to Cobirds
>>> and crossing paths in the field from time to time.
>>>
>>> Thanks to all for sharing your stories and memories of Joe and
>>> celebrating his life and impact on the Colorado birding community.
>>>
>>> Joe shared this joke (maybe a bit of a musician's inside joke) in one of
>>> our last email exchanges:
>>>
>>> "The world is full of cello jokes, but here is my favorite -
>>> Q: Did you hear about the cellist who bragged that he could play 32nd
>>> notes?
>>> A: The rest of the orchestra didn't believe him, so he proved it by
>>> playing one."
>>>
>>>
>>> Thomas Heinrich
>>> Boulder, CO
>>> <Nyc......>
>>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 12:40 AM Karl Stecher Jr. <kste......>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I didn't know Joe was ill in this COVID-confined year, and my chest
>>>> sank when I read the news.
>>>> I don't know how long we knew each other. Besides the many encounters
>>>> at meetings, I recall the Ross' gull we watched together at Cherry Creek SP
>>>> and the several encounters scanning Marston from the east side.
>>>> We had multiple exchanges of information with many of the humorous
>>>> comments one on one and not thought pertinent to all of cobirds.
>>>> I was always glad to see him. Not mentioned yet here (I think) is the
>>>> extensive knowledge he had of such things as history and literature,
>>>> besides medicine and birds.
>>>> It was a privilege to have known him.
>>>>
>>>> Karl Stecher
>>>> Aurora
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> ------------------------------
>>>> *From*: "Robert Raker" <rlr......>
>>>> *Sent*: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:51 PM
>>>> *To*: "Colorado Birds" <cob......>
>>>> *Subject*: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> So very sad to hear this news. Besides being a great guy to bird with,
>>>> he was always so supportive discussing and providing advice regarding my
>>>> battle with cancer. Ironic that he ended up passing before me.
>>>>
>>>> Joe and I met in the most unusual of places, in a gastroenterology
>>>> clinic. It was time for me to have my colonoscopy and my physician by
>>>> chance turned out to be Dr. Roller. After the procedure, while I was
>>>> recovering from the anesthesia, he found out from my wife that I was a
>>>> birder and a photographer. So, in typical Joe Roller fashion, not ten
>>>> seconds after I regained consciousness, he very excitedly insisted in
>>>> taking me down to his private office to check out the penguin pictures he
>>>> had just taken on a trip to Antarctica. We’ve been great friends ever
>>>> since. You will be missed Joe!!
>>>> Rob Raker
>>>> Lakewood CO
>>>> Jefferson County
>>>> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:23:28 PM UTC-7 David Waltman wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I
>>>>> can’t add a lot. My experience was that he was so funny and fun to be
>>>>> around. So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding knowledge and
>>>>> humor including many who never met him but read his comments on cobirds. I
>>>>> once asked him after he retired if he missed working. He said he didn’t
>>>>> miss the responsibility, but he missed his colleagues. You can be sure
>>>>> that they missed him.
>>>>> David Waltman
>>>>> Boulder
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.......> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Cobirders,
>>>>>
>>>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>>>
>>>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago.
>>>>> That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led
>>>>> to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of
>>>>> teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight,
>>>>> continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver
>>>>> Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field
>>>>> Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like
>>>>> Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
>>>>>
>>>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>>>
>>>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>>>
>>>>> Arvada
>>>>>
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Date: 11/28/20 8:10 am
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pacific Loon continues at Waneka, Boulder Co
Joe would have reminded me to post on Cobirds as well as eBird.
Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO

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Date: 11/28/20 7:26 am
From: Paul Barrett <paul.h.barrett...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Two Roller Attributes
Thank you for your thoughtful and moving tribute.

On Fri, Nov 27, 2020, 8:14 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> wrote:

> It’s interesting how many people spoke about where they were when they
> first met Joe—it was memorable, like where we were when we heard JFK was
> shot. But it was important, for all the words used to describe
> Joe—Gracious, diplomatic, encouraging, thoughtful, helpful, humorous, kind,
> enthusiastic, teacher, generous, supportive, impactful, action-oriented
> (Last Chance fire, Bear Creek Brambling), constructive, knowledgeable,
> unifier.
>
> Of all the heartwarming accolades given to Joe Roller, one is obvious as
> an ingredient in our appreciation—Joe’s Encouragement. Whatever any of us
> were doing, writing, or questioning, after Joe’s response we felt
> *encouraged*. He appreciated us. Feeling warmed and respected, we
> continued with a bit more enthusiasm.
>
> A second attribute is less obvious, but equally important for Joe’s
> impact—his *nominations.* Joe was always on the lookout to thank people.
> When he approached his first convention as a Director of Colorado Field
> Ornithologists, he heard a last-minute appeal to honor people for awards.
> Seeing a need to make sure we did provide deserved recognition, Joe
> developed today’s CFO nomination procedures.
>
> Joe’s searching for unutilized skills led to recruiting people to accept
> additional tasks. Joe recruited me for involvement with Bird Conservancy at
> a time when my work forced me to be in Colorado only on weekends. “No
> matter,” Joe said. “You’ll make it work.” True. I retired, feeling more
> fulfillment as a volunteer.
>
> Did Joe refer you, like he did me, to a person, meeting, or field trip to
> get you started? Did he point out how important your skills would be in a
> leadership position? If you are one of the special people who received an
> award, it’s likely that it was Joe who suggested and documented it.
>
> The best tribute we all can give to Joe Roller is to *continue *bettering
> our world by asking ourselves every day, “How would Joe Roller approach
> this?”
>
> Larry Modesitt, Arvada
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Date: 11/28/20 5:44 am
From: Evan Carlson <emcarlson8...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Juv Black-legged Kittiwake Pueblo
Kittiwake is still present this morning, 11/26, swimming near the sailboard
area.

Evan Carlson, Pueblo

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> There is a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake off Sailboard launching area at
> Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo County, currently.
>
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Date: 11/28/20 5:44 am
From: Jake Shorty <jakeshorty...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
The few times I ran into Joe or communicated with him over email, he was an
incredible source of knowledge, and his enthusiasm was contagious; the sort
of birder and person one aspires to be like. I'm grateful to have met him.

Thank you Joe! I'll keep my eyes out for that Greater Pewee.

Jake Shorty
Denver

On Thursday, 26 November 2020 at 11:53:01 UTC-7 Dakota wrote:

> I didn't have the honor to meet Joe Roller, though I learned a lot from
> his Cobirds posts. Whenever I saw his name, I was invariably reminded of a
> colorful bird I saw in Botswana -- the Lilac-Breasted Roller -- and I
> imagine him flying over the Chobe River now. Soar high, Joe! I will miss
> you, too.
>
> Deborahann Smith-Cleveland
> North Boulder, Colorado
>
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <
> <cob......> wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> It is indeed sad to hear of Joe Roller’s death. I have known him for many
>> years, birding together, talking at meetings, and in recent years mostly
>> communicating by email. Every interaction I have had with him over the
>> years has been positive and enjoyable. I concur with all of the many
>> comments that have already been posted about Joe as I have noticed the same
>> character traits so many others have mentioned. I will miss him as indeed
>> the entire Colorado birding community will.
>>
>> Bob Andrews
>>
>> Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa
>>
>>
>> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 03:45:20 PM MST, Larry Modesitt <
>> <larry.......> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Cobirders,
>>
>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>
>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>> be missed greatly.
>>
>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>> harder than he had all year.
>>
>> Larry Modesitt
>>
>> Arvada
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Date: 11/28/20 5:44 am
From: <guan1......> <guan1mexico...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I am so very sad to hear of Joe's passing. He touched so many people in so
many ways with grace, humor, and kindness. When Joe talked to a person we
each felt like we were the only person on the planet at that moment. He
taught me many things about birds--how to look, how to see, and how to
find. And with great thankfulness I remember how kind he was to me upon the
death of my husband. He never forgot to ask how I was doing. To say I will
miss you is such an understatement.

Chris Owens
Longmont
On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 10:35:55 AM UTC-7 <greggg......>
wrote:

> We have lost a towering figure in Colorado birding. Joe was a mentor and
> teacher in my eyes. I remember Joe saying, "If you want to really learn
> something, teach it. And to become an expert, teach the teachers." I have
> found this to be true in my life. I learn something so much better when I
> help others learn it as well. The moral, share your knowledge and it will
> improve your understanding of the subject and help others as well. Joe will
> be greatly missed.
>
> Gregg Goodrich
> Highlands Ranch
>
>
> On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 8:45:53 AM UTC-7 Charles Hundertmark
> wrote:
>
>> Joe was a dedicated and skilled birder. His name still sits at or near
>> the top of many CFO county birding lists. When a rarity showed up at a
>> Colorado location, it was likely he could tell you the year and location he
>> had first seen that species in the state.
>>
>> But it is fitting that most of the memories we have of him are the
>> personal connections. As many tributes reflect, Joe loved people as much as
>> birds and related easily with people through humor, stories and empathy.
>>
>> Joe impacted my life in many ways, but one of my fondest memories was a
>> meeting with Joe shortly after I had managed to use bear spray on myself.
>> Seeing my inflamed red face, Joe asked what had happened. I explained in
>> prosaic detail how I had closed the lid of a box containing the bear spray
>> can and triggered the spray. At the conclusion of the story, Joe wryly
>> observed, “You’ve got to tell a better story than that!” Years after, I’m
>> still trying to figure out how to work a bear into the story.
>>
>> When Joe became President of Denver Field Ornithologists, his stories and
>> humor always kicked off the meetings with an upbeat feeling. He took
>> birding seriously, but knew that in the long run the purpose was fun.
>>
>> His manner was easy-going, but Joe brought out the best in the people and
>> organizations he touched.
>>
>> Chuck Hundertmark
>> Lafayette, CO
>>
>> On Nov 26, 2020, at 1:32 AM, Thomas Heinrich <tehei......> wrote:
>>
>> Reading all the wonderful tributes to Joe helps temper the sadness and
>> shock I'm feeling hearing of his passing. I remember meeting Joe soon
>> after moving to Colorado in the late 90s. And while I didn't know him
>> as well as many of you, I am truly grateful to have known him and
>> connected with him on birding and music. I appreciated his welcoming,
>> kind, supportive nature, his joy and enthusiasm for birding, and
>> especially his humor. I will really miss reading his witty posts to Cobirds
>> and crossing paths in the field from time to time.
>>
>> Thanks to all for sharing your stories and memories of Joe and
>> celebrating his life and impact on the Colorado birding community.
>>
>> Joe shared this joke (maybe a bit of a musician's inside joke) in one of
>> our last email exchanges:
>>
>> "The world is full of cello jokes, but here is my favorite -
>> Q: Did you hear about the cellist who bragged that he could play 32nd
>> notes?
>> A: The rest of the orchestra didn't believe him, so he proved it by
>> playing one."
>>
>>
>> Thomas Heinrich
>> Boulder, CO
>> <Nyc......>
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 12:40 AM Karl Stecher Jr. <kste......>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I didn't know Joe was ill in this COVID-confined year, and my chest sank
>>> when I read the news.
>>> I don't know how long we knew each other. Besides the many encounters
>>> at meetings, I recall the Ross' gull we watched together at Cherry Creek SP
>>> and the several encounters scanning Marston from the east side.
>>> We had multiple exchanges of information with many of the humorous
>>> comments one on one and not thought pertinent to all of cobirds.
>>> I was always glad to see him. Not mentioned yet here (I think) is the
>>> extensive knowledge he had of such things as history and literature,
>>> besides medicine and birds.
>>> It was a privilege to have known him.
>>>
>>> Karl Stecher
>>> Aurora
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------
>>> *From*: "Robert Raker" <rlr......>
>>> *Sent*: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:51 PM
>>> *To*: "Colorado Birds" <cob......>
>>> *Subject*: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
>>>
>>>
>>> So very sad to hear this news. Besides being a great guy to bird with,
>>> he was always so supportive discussing and providing advice regarding my
>>> battle with cancer. Ironic that he ended up passing before me.
>>>
>>> Joe and I met in the most unusual of places, in a gastroenterology
>>> clinic. It was time for me to have my colonoscopy and my physician by
>>> chance turned out to be Dr. Roller. After the procedure, while I was
>>> recovering from the anesthesia, he found out from my wife that I was a
>>> birder and a photographer. So, in typical Joe Roller fashion, not ten
>>> seconds after I regained consciousness, he very excitedly insisted in
>>> taking me down to his private office to check out the penguin pictures he
>>> had just taken on a trip to Antarctica. We’ve been great friends ever
>>> since. You will be missed Joe!!
>>> Rob Raker
>>> Lakewood CO
>>> Jefferson County
>>> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:23:28 PM UTC-7 David Waltman wrote:
>>>
>>>> Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I
>>>> can’t add a lot. My experience was that he was so funny and fun to be
>>>> around. So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding knowledge and
>>>> humor including many who never met him but read his comments on cobirds. I
>>>> once asked him after he retired if he missed working. He said he didn’t
>>>> miss the responsibility, but he missed his colleagues. You can be sure
>>>> that they missed him.
>>>> David Waltman
>>>> Boulder
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.......> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Cobirders,
>>>>
>>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>>
>>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>>>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>>>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>>>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>>>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>>>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>>>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>>>> be missed greatly.
>>>>
>>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>>
>>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>>
>>>> Arvada
>>>>
>>>>
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Date: 11/27/20 7:14 pm
From: Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
Subject: [cobirds] Two Roller Attributes


It’s interesting how many people spoke about where they were when they
first met Joe—it was memorable, like where we were when we heard JFK was
shot. But it was important, for all the words used to describe
Joe—Gracious, diplomatic, encouraging, thoughtful, helpful, humorous, kind,
enthusiastic, teacher, generous, supportive, impactful, action-oriented
(Last Chance fire, Bear Creek Brambling), constructive, knowledgeable,
unifier.

Of all the heartwarming accolades given to Joe Roller, one is obvious as an
ingredient in our appreciation—Joe’s Encouragement. Whatever any of us were
doing, writing, or questioning, after Joe’s response we felt *encouraged*.
He appreciated us. Feeling warmed and respected, we continued with a bit
more enthusiasm.

A second attribute is less obvious, but equally important for Joe’s
impact—his *nominations.* Joe was always on the lookout to thank people.
When he approached his first convention as a Director of Colorado Field
Ornithologists, he heard a last-minute appeal to honor people for awards.
Seeing a need to make sure we did provide deserved recognition, Joe
developed today’s CFO nomination procedures.

Joe’s searching for unutilized skills led to recruiting people to accept
additional tasks. Joe recruited me for involvement with Bird Conservancy at
a time when my work forced me to be in Colorado only on weekends. “No
matter,” Joe said. “You’ll make it work.” True. I retired, feeling more
fulfillment as a volunteer.

Did Joe refer you, like he did me, to a person, meeting, or field trip to
get you started? Did he point out how important your skills would be in a
leadership position? If you are one of the special people who received an
award, it’s likely that it was Joe who suggested and documented it.

The best tribute we all can give to Joe Roller is to *continue *bettering
our world by asking ourselves every day, “How would Joe Roller approach
this?”

Larry Modesitt, Arvada

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Date: 11/27/20 4:12 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Remembering Joe Roller
Birders,

Like many people he touched, I wanted to share a personal recollection
of Joe Roller. I got to know him in the 1980s, and we were friends for
almost 40 years, but one memory stands out to me.

Unknown to me, Joe nominated me in 2012 for /Bird Conservancy of the
Rockies/ most prestigious award, the Richard G. Levad Award, for my
decades of working with Piping Plovers and Least Terns in Colorado. He
vetted me with my former associates at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(Albuquerque District) and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. I was invited to
attend the/Bird Conservancy of the Rockies///annual picnic at Barr Lake,
where I was shocked to receive the award, with many supporters in
presence. Joe and I had been long-term friends, but we were bonded for
life by this event. To say it was a highlight of my personal and
professional career would be an understatement.

I was so touched by Joe's initiative that I wanted to give back to /Bird
Conservancy of the Rockies. /For many years, I conducted annual tours to
SE Colorado to see Piping Plovers and Least Terns in coordination with
/Bird Conservancy of the Rockies /for their Board of Directors and most
dedicated supporters. I made lifelong friends and connections with a lot
of really great people. And I owe it all to Joe Roller.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO
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Date: 11/27/20 4:04 pm
From: <mvjo......> <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller sad news
I was very saddened to hear this news. I have known Joe for quite some time
and have birded along the trails with him in the past. Always affable and
wonderful to be around. Most recently (a few months ago), and I never would
have suspected he was ill, he worked diligently with me to help establish
the Toivo Malm Trail birding hotspot in Alamosa. We went back and forth in
trying to get it right and set up properly. Since I was a novice at Ebird,
he walked me through the steps and was always helpful in a positive and
supportive manner. I feel fortunate to have known Joe. Prayers for his
family.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 3:45:14 PM UTC-7 Larry Modesitt wrote:

> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
> able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
> be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
> harder than he had all year.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>

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Date: 11/27/20 3:43 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long-tailed Duck in Bent County, CO
Birders,

Aside from maybe 50,000 white geese, winter has been slow to show at
John Martin Reservoir in SE Colorado. There are still Common Loons,
Bonaparte's Gulls, Double-crested Cormorants, and lots of Western Grebes
still present on the reservoir proper, but very few migrant and
wintering ducks.

A pleasant surprise was a very cooperative female Long-tailed Duck on
Lake Hasty. It was in the northwest corner of the south lake, close to
shore.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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Date: 11/27/20 3:31 pm
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: [cobirds] Field Sparrow, SW Denver, Denver Co.
<Delayed my post a bit as the sparrow hasn't resurfaced yet, and Allison's
tribute to Joe trumps any bird sighting - have a read>



Now some of y'all might be thinking that I'm just starting to make s#!% up,
but just (Fri., 27 Nov'20) had a FIELD SPARROW show up at our feeders in
Southwest Denver (Athmar Park neighborhood, SW Denver, Denver Co.).
Definitely threw me as it was feeding in the tray feeder, and initially
suspected American Tree Sparrow on first glance given its Spizella size,
shape, and general coloration, but once I grabbed my binoculars had yet
another WTF experience this week. Small, long tailed Spizella, with a plain
grey face except for a faint rusty auricular spot, noticeable white eyering,
greyish-rusty crown with paler median, and fully pink bill and pink legs;
flanks and breast were a soft buffy-white.



I guess spending as much time at home as we have been lately, and paying
attention out the windows, is paying off. This guy (or gal) is the third
Yard Bird in a little over a week. The HARRIS'S SPARROW that showed up last
week was still around this morning, but haven't noticed the Redpoll from
Tuesday yet today (here through yesterday). If anybody is interested in
chasing any of these birds, please let me know separately. The Field
Sparrow was fleeting and attempts to relocate haven't been fruitful, the
Harris's is a bit more reliable, but not here constantly, and as mentioned,
haven't seen the Redpoll today.



Good (Home) Birding,

Doug

Denver



27 November 2020 Athmar Park Neighborhood, Denver, Denver Co., CO

Cackling Goose - 10 "Richardson's"

Canada Goose - 15

Rock Pigeon - 20

Eurasian Collared-Dove - 3

Ring-billed Gull - 3

Red-tailed Hawk - 1 ad

Northern Flicker - 4 "Red-shafted"

Blue Jay - 4

Black-billed Magpie - 1

American Crow - 10

Black-capped Chickadee - 5

Mountain Chickadee - 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1

White-breasted Nuthatch - 1

European Starling - 5

Townsend's Solitaire - 1 hv

American Robin - 6

House Sparrow - 12

House Finch - 10

Pine Siskin - 3

FIELD SPARROW - 1

Dark-eyed Junco - 5 "Slate-colored"

- 10 "Oregon"

- 4 "Pink-sdied"

- 1 "Grey-headed"

HARRIS'S SPARROW - 1 imm

Spotted Towhee - 1 m





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Date: 11/27/20 2:52 pm
From: 'Allison Hilf' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller

I want to thank all of you who posted such fond memories of Joe, and to thank Larry for such an appropriate tribute.

The last time I saw Joe I was visiting Maryanne, and he was expecting another Grandchild during the beginning of COVID. While Joe taught me much about birds, birding and birders, I’m most grateful for what he taught me about life - to enjoy it and take the risks that matter. During the times we birded together we often had long talks in the car while getting to our destination (which we often drove passed because we were too busy talking).

Joe knew the fine line between friend and Dr, but made sure to help me understand that enjoying every day mattered; that no matter how bad a day might be, there was always something to laugh about. I remember the time he convinced me to pull over and call one of my Drs to tell them I was going to Australia even if I had to go with IV medications. Little did I know that he called my Dr that evening and I got a “go and have fun” message from my Dr the next morning.

Then there was the innocent side of Joe attempting to open my glove compartment when I got pulled over for speeding. He wasn’t able to, but we had an engineer in the back seat. Without thinking Joe kindly got out of the car to switch seats; yes, a bunch of dorky birders were a bit stunned to have guns pointing at us. While the officer was writing my ticket, Joe still found a bird to look at, so long as we stood up and looked through the sunroof. I can just imagine what the officer was thinking….

Joe did an amazing job of continuing the RBA after Joyce retired. COVID and e-bird changed the RBA; Joe and I disagreed about continuing it, but I know Joe held no grudges. RIP my dear friend. You are already missed.

Allison Hilf
Aurora, CO
Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 11/27/20 1:04 pm
From: Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black Brant
Terrance Wells spotted this guy at Bowles Grove Park @ Bowles & Federal,
Arapahoe County this afternoon. Continuing with thousands of Cackering
Geese in the baseball field. Seeing it now.

Diane Roberts
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Date: 11/27/20 1:02 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo Reservoir area 11/27
This morning's highlights at Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo County:
Juv Black-legged Kittiwake continues off Sailboard, with Bonaparte's Gulls
2 Red-throated Loons seen together
1 Pacific Loon
adult Great Black-backed Gull
3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
8 Common Loons
2 American White Pelicans

At the Pueblo West Gravel Pit, Pueblo County (walk east from Osprey Picnic
Area to the Pit to scope it):
Adult Mew Gull
Eastern Bluebirds

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 11/27/20 12:34 pm
From: Dave Cameron <davednvr7...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I saw Joe speak a couple of times, met him in person a couple of times, but
emailed back and forth with him many times over the years. Sometimes he
wrote me to ask for information about a sighting I"d posted, and sometimes
he wrote to give me information about such a sighting. He was always
informative and funny, and full of kindness. He was the nice old uncle you
wanted to to take you fishing. Or better yet, birding. My favorite Joe
story was when someone thought they saw a Ross' Gull out in the middle of
Cherry Creek Res, so Joe sprang into action and ponied up a couple of bucks
for two guys who had a boat to haul him out there on the double to confirm
it. Joe was a legend in the Colorado birding community-- if you got
around enough to know anyone, you knew who he was. We are very saddened to
hear of his passing, and offer our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Dave Cameron
Denver

On Friday, November 27, 2020 at 1:28:28 AM UTC-7 Bob Andrews wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> Anyone who goes birding in eastern and southern Africa will see
> Lilac-breasted Rollers, and inevitably it is at or near the top of the list
> of favorite birds. They are colorful, outgoing, and always a delight to
> see. Very much like Joe Roller himself.
>
> Bob Andrews
>
> Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa
> On Thursday, November 26, 2020, 05:03:04 PM MST, Diana Beatty <
> <otowi......> wrote:
>
>
> I believe the Lilac-Breasted Roller was/is his Profile Photo on Facebook,
> Deborahann. Thanks for sharing.
>
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:53 AM Deborahann S-C <dako......> wrote:
>
> I didn't have the honor to meet Joe Roller, though I learned a lot from
> his Cobirds posts. Whenever I saw his name, I was invariably reminded of a
> colorful bird I saw in Botswana -- the Lilac-Breasted Roller -- and I
> imagine him flying over the Chobe River now. Soar high, Joe! I will miss
> you, too.
>
> Deborahann Smith-Cleveland
> North Boulder, Colorado
>
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <
> <cob......> wrote:
>
> Hello all,
>
> It is indeed sad to hear of Joe Roller’s death. I have known him for many
> years, birding together, talking at meetings, and in recent years mostly
> communicating by email. Every interaction I have had with him over the
> years has been positive and enjoyable. I concur with all of the many
> comments that have already been posted about Joe as I have noticed the same
> character traits so many others have mentioned. I will miss him as indeed
> the entire Colorado birding community will.
>
> Bob Andrews
>
> Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa
>
>
> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 03:45:20 PM MST, Larry Modesitt <
> <larry.......> wrote:
>
>
> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
> able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
> be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
> harder than he had all year.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>
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Date: 11/27/20 9:23 am
From: Robert Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Joe
Hi:

I’m very sad about hearing of Joe’s passing.

We’ve been friends for decades. Joe was a unifier, always bring people together for the benefit of the whole

Joe will be greatly missed.

Warmly,

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 11/27/20 8:00 am
From: Derek Hill <derekthehill...>
Subject: [cobirds] Good ol Joe Roller

In 2006, as a Texas resident, I had the good fortune to snag some field
work out of Colorado with the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory. Worked one
project of Tony Leukering doing a bird survey of North Table Mountain near
Golden. Happened upon a handful of Cassin's and Grasshopper Sparrows
singing on territory on this small plateau. Apparently not so common in
this county, Tony snagged his friend by the name of Joe Roller and we went
out and I got to show them these cool sparrows. I could instantly tell Joe
was a legit OG birder in these parts. A very sharp mind, very astute human,
and a great sense of humor. He told tales of his younger days hanging out
with the boys of the Coor's family (the brewery is visible from North Table
Mountain). When I moved to CO in 2013, while driving a uhaul in city
traffic up I-25, I saw what sure looked to be a magpie with a yellow bill.
As I was driving and couldn't stop for photos, I thought I should pass a
heads up to someone in the local birding community. Joe Roller came to mind
and I sent him a note, to which he replied something along the lines of "I
don't know what to do with this sighting". It was probably a magpie in
weird light, or carrying yellow colored food item. Joe Roller is surely one
of the greatest birders CO has ever seen, and missed by many.
Derek Hill
Loveland, CO

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Date: 11/27/20 7:51 am
From: lynn wickersham <lynnellen2065...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller
Sad news indeed, Joe was a kind and lighthearted man who went out of his
way to make me feel welcome in the CFO circle. He truly cared about birds
and bird conservation, and he leaves an impressive legacy behind him. May
he rest in peace, and may his wife find peace in knowing how much he
impacted the lives of others.

Lynn Wickersham

On Friday, November 27, 2020 at 8:39:06 AM UTC-7 John V wrote:

> Joe Roller will be missed. He was knowledgeable about Colorado birds and
> birders and often interjected humor into our discussions.
>
>
>
> JWV
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Date: 11/27/20 7:39 am
From: John Vanderpoel <jvanderpoel...>
Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller
Joe Roller will be missed. He was knowledgeable about Colorado birds and
birders and often interjected humor into our discussions.



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Date: 11/27/20 12:28 am
From: 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news

Hello all,

Anyone who goes birding in eastern and southern Africa will see Lilac-breasted Rollers, and inevitably it is at or near the top of the list of favorite birds. They are colorful, outgoing, and always a delight to see. Very much like Joe Roller himself.

Bob Andrews

Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa


On Thursday, November 26, 2020, 05:03:04 PM MST, Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> wrote:

I believe the Lilac-Breasted Roller was/is his Profile Photo on Facebook, Deborahann.  Thanks for sharing.
On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:53 AM Deborahann S-C <dakotardg...> wrote:

I didn't have the honor to meet Joe Roller, though I learned a lot from his Cobirds posts. Whenever I saw his name, I was invariably reminded of a colorful bird I saw in Botswana -- the Lilac-Breasted Roller -- and I imagine him flying over the Chobe River now. Soar high, Joe! I will miss you, too.
Deborahann Smith-ClevelandNorth Boulder, Colorado
On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> wrote:


Hello all,

It is indeed sad to hear of Joe Roller’s death. I have known him for many years, birding together, talking at meetings, and in recent years mostly communicating by email. Every interaction I have had with him over the years has been positive and enjoyable. I concur with all of the many comments that have already been posted about Joe as I have noticed the same character traits so many others have mentioned. I will miss him as indeed the entire Colorado birding community will.

Bob Andrews

Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa


On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 03:45:20 PM MST, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> wrote:


Cobirders,

The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month. 

I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.

We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.

Larry Modesitt

Arvada


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Date: 11/27/20 12:25 am
From: Joyce Takamine <jabirujt...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news

Joe was of tremendous help to me when I was doing the RBA. When I needed
Someone to sub for me Joe would find people to help and he ad others took
over when I retired. Joe was the one who kept the RBA running for as long
as it did.

Joyce Tak amine
On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 7:24:30 PM UTC-7 <bunting......>
wrote:

> This is sad news. My thoughts got out to his family.
> I never got to meet Joe. I did however trade a few emails with him. He
> will be missed.
> Brian Johnson
> Englewood CO
> On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 6:23:49 PM UTC-7 <samat......>
> wrote:
>
>> Nathan wrote of Joe reaching out to smooth the wary & engage the
>> non-birders. We were on a DFO field trip on the eastern prairie. There was
>> this fantastic hedge row, our group across the street. I don’t think Joe
>> ever meet a stranger. He sauntered across the road to a country older
>> couple and posed the question: “Have you ever seen a birder.” As he
>> schmoozed, they allowed us on their property to bird. Still tickles me to
>> this day 💕
>>
>> Diane Roberts
>> Highlands Ranch, CO
>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 5:03 PM Diana Beatty <otowi......> wrote:
>>
>>> I believe the Lilac-Breasted Roller was/is his Profile Photo on
>>> Facebook, Deborahann. Thanks for sharing.
>>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:53 AM Deborahann S-C <dako......>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I didn't have the honor to meet Joe Roller, though I learned a lot from
>>>> his Cobirds posts. Whenever I saw his name, I was invariably reminded of a
>>>> colorful bird I saw in Botswana -- the Lilac-Breasted Roller -- and I
>>>> imagine him flying over the Chobe River now. Soar high, Joe! I will miss
>>>> you, too.
>>>>
>>>> Deborahann Smith-Cleveland
>>>> North Boulder, Colorado
>>>>
>>>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <
>>>> <cob......> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hello all,
>>>>>
>>>>> It is indeed sad to hear of Joe Roller’s death. I have known him for
>>>>> many years, birding together, talking at meetings, and in recent years
>>>>> mostly communicating by email. Every interaction I have had with him over
>>>>> the years has been positive and enjoyable. I concur with all of the many
>>>>> comments that have already been posted about Joe as I have noticed the same
>>>>> character traits so many others have mentioned. I will miss him as indeed
>>>>> the entire Colorado birding community will.
>>>>>
>>>>> Bob Andrews
>>>>>
>>>>> Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 03:45:20 PM MST, Larry Modesitt <
>>>>> <larry.......> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Cobirders,
>>>>>
>>>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>>>
>>>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago.
>>>>> That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led
>>>>> to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of
>>>>> teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight,
>>>>> continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver
>>>>> Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field
>>>>> Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like
>>>>> Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
>>>>>
>>>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>>>
>>>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>>>
>>>>> Arvada
>>>>>
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Date: 11/26/20 6:24 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
This is sad news. My thoughts got out to his family.
I never got to meet Joe. I did however trade a few emails with him. He will
be missed.
Brian Johnson
Englewood CO
On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 6:23:49 PM UTC-7 <samat......> wrote:

> Nathan wrote of Joe reaching out to smooth the wary & engage the
> non-birders. We were on a DFO field trip on the eastern prairie. There was
> this fantastic hedge row, our group across the street. I don’t think Joe
> ever meet a stranger. He sauntered across the road to a country older
> couple and posed the question: “Have you ever seen a birder.” As he
> schmoozed, they allowed us on their property to bird. Still tickles me to
> this day 💕
>
> Diane Roberts
> Highlands Ranch, CO
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 5:03 PM Diana Beatty <otowi......> wrote:
>
>> I believe the Lilac-Breasted Roller was/is his Profile Photo on Facebook,
>> Deborahann. Thanks for sharing.
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:53 AM Deborahann S-C <dako......>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I didn't have the honor to meet Joe Roller, though I learned a lot from
>>> his Cobirds posts. Whenever I saw his name, I was invariably reminded of a
>>> colorful bird I saw in Botswana -- the Lilac-Breasted Roller -- and I
>>> imagine him flying over the Chobe River now. Soar high, Joe! I will miss
>>> you, too.
>>>
>>> Deborahann Smith-Cleveland
>>> North Boulder, Colorado
>>>
>>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <
>>> <cob......> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hello all,
>>>>
>>>> It is indeed sad to hear of Joe Roller’s death. I have known him for
>>>> many years, birding together, talking at meetings, and in recent years
>>>> mostly communicating by email. Every interaction I have had with him over
>>>> the years has been positive and enjoyable. I concur with all of the many
>>>> comments that have already been posted about Joe as I have noticed the same
>>>> character traits so many others have mentioned. I will miss him as indeed
>>>> the entire Colorado birding community will.
>>>>
>>>> Bob Andrews
>>>>
>>>> Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 03:45:20 PM MST, Larry Modesitt <
>>>> <larry.......> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Cobirders,
>>>>
>>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>>
>>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>>>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>>>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>>>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>>>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>>>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>>>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>>>> be missed greatly.
>>>>
>>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>>
>>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>>
>>>> Arvada
>>>>
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Date: 11/26/20 5:23 pm
From: Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Nathan wrote of Joe reaching out to smooth the wary & engage the
non-birders. We were on a DFO field trip on the eastern prairie. There was
this fantastic hedge row, our group across the street. I don’t think Joe
ever meet a stranger. He sauntered across the road to a country older
couple and posed the question: “Have you ever seen a birder.” As he
schmoozed, they allowed us on their property to bird. Still tickles me to
this day 💕

Diane Roberts
Highlands Ranch, CO

On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 5:03 PM Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...> wrote:

> I believe the Lilac-Breasted Roller was/is his Profile Photo on Facebook,
> Deborahann. Thanks for sharing.
>
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:53 AM Deborahann S-C <dakotardg...>
> wrote:
>
>> I didn't have the honor to meet Joe Roller, though I learned a lot from
>> his Cobirds posts. Whenever I saw his name, I was invariably reminded of a
>> colorful bird I saw in Botswana -- the Lilac-Breasted Roller -- and I
>> imagine him flying over the Chobe River now. Soar high, Joe! I will miss
>> you, too.
>>
>> Deborahann Smith-Cleveland
>> North Boulder, Colorado
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <
>> <cobirds...> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello all,
>>>
>>> It is indeed sad to hear of Joe Roller’s death. I have known him for
>>> many years, birding together, talking at meetings, and in recent years
>>> mostly communicating by email. Every interaction I have had with him over
>>> the years has been positive and enjoyable. I concur with all of the many
>>> comments that have already been posted about Joe as I have noticed the same
>>> character traits so many others have mentioned. I will miss him as indeed
>>> the entire Colorado birding community will.
>>>
>>> Bob Andrews
>>>
>>> Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 03:45:20 PM MST, Larry Modesitt <
>>> <larry.corvid...> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Cobirders,
>>>
>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>
>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>>> be missed greatly.
>>>
>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>
>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>
>>> Arvada
>>>
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Date: 11/26/20 4:03 pm
From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I believe the Lilac-Breasted Roller was/is his Profile Photo on Facebook,
Deborahann. Thanks for sharing.

On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:53 AM Deborahann S-C <dakotardg...> wrote:

> I didn't have the honor to meet Joe Roller, though I learned a lot from
> his Cobirds posts. Whenever I saw his name, I was invariably reminded of a
> colorful bird I saw in Botswana -- the Lilac-Breasted Roller -- and I
> imagine him flying over the Chobe River now. Soar high, Joe! I will miss
> you, too.
>
> Deborahann Smith-Cleveland
> North Boulder, Colorado
>
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <
> <cobirds...> wrote:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> It is indeed sad to hear of Joe Roller’s death. I have known him for many
>> years, birding together, talking at meetings, and in recent years mostly
>> communicating by email. Every interaction I have had with him over the
>> years has been positive and enjoyable. I concur with all of the many
>> comments that have already been posted about Joe as I have noticed the same
>> character traits so many others have mentioned. I will miss him as indeed
>> the entire Colorado birding community will.
>>
>> Bob Andrews
>>
>> Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa
>>
>>
>> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 03:45:20 PM MST, Larry Modesitt <
>> <larry.corvid...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Cobirders,
>>
>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>
>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>> be missed greatly.
>>
>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>> harder than he had all year.
>>
>> Larry Modesitt
>>
>> Arvada
>>
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Date: 11/26/20 3:56 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo Black-legged Kittiwake
The juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake continues off Sailboard launching area,
sightings in the morning and afternoon today at Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo
County. Look for the loons, the Kittiwake and Bonaparte's Gulls seem to be
hanging around them. If visiting any State Park tomorrow, it is free to
enter on Get Outside Black Friday. The Pueblo Reservoir area is up to
quite a few gull species recently. Adult Great Black-backed is back, adult
Mew, quite a few Lesser Black-backed and Iceland (Thayer's) Gulls.
Red-throated, Pacific, and many Common Loons, Red-necked Grebes have been
seen off and on recently on Pueblo Reservoir.

Good birding and Happy Thanksgiving,

Brandon Percival
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Date: 11/26/20 1:56 pm
From: Steven Rash <srashchiro...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller
I'm extremely sad to hear of Joe's passing. Like so many others it seems,
Joe has been a positive light in the small number of years that I have been
birding. While only having met him in person a few times, each was
memorable. He had a way of making you feel like you had known him your
whole life. I will cherish our email conversations relating to all things
birding and not. He was a great role model for this community and his
presence will surely be missed.

What a legend.

Steve Rash


On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 11:57:50 AM UTC-7 <piombi......>
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> To all on this sombre occasion,
>
> Joe had a joie de vie seldom matched. As an unabashed lister, he was so
> much more. I will always remember and appreciate his enthusiasm, his
> always kind words as a friend and educator.
>
> May rare birds escort you to the heavens.
>
> Maryanne, please know how much we all grieve with you,
>
> Sadly, Pam Piombino
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Date: 11/26/20 10:57 am
From: Pam Piombino <piombino.pam...>
Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller
To all on this sombre occasion,

Joe had a joie de vie seldom matched. As an unabashed lister, he was so
much more. I will always remember and appreciate his enthusiasm, his
always kind words as a friend and educator.

May rare birds escort you to the heavens.

Maryanne, please know how much we all grieve with you,

Sadly, Pam Piombino

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Date: 11/26/20 10:53 am
From: Deborahann S-C <dakotardg...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I didn't have the honor to meet Joe Roller, though I learned a lot from his
Cobirds posts. Whenever I saw his name, I was invariably reminded of a
colorful bird I saw in Botswana -- the Lilac-Breasted Roller -- and I
imagine him flying over the Chobe River now. Soar high, Joe! I will miss
you, too.

Deborahann Smith-Cleveland
North Boulder, Colorado

On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 11:11 AM 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <
<cobirds...> wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> It is indeed sad to hear of Joe Roller’s death. I have known him for many
> years, birding together, talking at meetings, and in recent years mostly
> communicating by email. Every interaction I have had with him over the
> years has been positive and enjoyable. I concur with all of the many
> comments that have already been posted about Joe as I have noticed the same
> character traits so many others have mentioned. I will miss him as indeed
> the entire Colorado birding community will.
>
> Bob Andrews
>
> Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa
>
>
> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 03:45:20 PM MST, Larry Modesitt <
> <larry.corvid...> wrote:
>
>
> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
> able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
> be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
> harder than he had all year.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>
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Date: 11/26/20 10:35 am
From: 'kent nelson' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Joe
Birders,
Living in Ouray, I haven't birded a lot on the Eastern Slope, but I met Joe at the Ross's Gull at Cherry Creek and ran into him a couple of other times, too. He was, as everyone has said, cheerful, helpful, and knowledgeable. He we was the only birder from CoBirds who ever paid any attention to some of my posts on wsbn, and he often weighed in on them, and he was kind about answering my questions about reporting.
Add my voice to those others who've expressed their admiration for Joe Roller.
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Date: 11/26/20 10:18 am
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: [cobirds] Thankful for Joe
Like many of you, I am deeply saddened to hear of Joe's passing. We have
lost a pillar of our birding community, one that cannot be replicated. I
thought of using "icon" to describe what he meant to our community, but if
you knew Joe, he was far too humble to want to be considered that way - I
always had to remind myself that he was an MD, and not just an ordinary Joe,
which he was not.



As I began to resurface in the birding World after a nearly 20 year hiatus
to focus on career and family, it was Joe who recalled who I was and the
times we spent with my Mom in the field and around DFO meetings many decades
earlier. I had gotten snared into helping resurrect eBird in Wyoming, he
recognized my name, and reached out as he too was handling a piece of the
puzzle there by managing the "Hotspots" for the State. That was Joe,
always thoughtful, supportive, and funny as hell.



I tried to think of a story that best captured his persona, but then
recalled a brief email exchange that I think captured how he viewed the
World. Rather than paraphrasing, here it is in his own words (see below).



So on this day of Thanksgiving, I am thankful to have known Joe and all he
brought into our collective lives. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and save a
toast for Joe, he would also be thankful of you.



Good Birding,

Doug



Doug,



For North Korea, I figured that if Dear Leader (aka Little Rocket Man) loses
interest in NBA basketball and gets interested in birding, he

will dump Dennis Rodman and I'll be the new Dennis Rodman.

Joe



On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:52 PM, Joe Roller < <mailto:<jroller9...>
<jroller9...> wrote:

I thought that might pique your interest.

Actually I am managing 100% of the eBird hotspots in the Peoples Republic,
which is ZERO.

If you look at the hotspot map, there is one right by the border, in China.



eBird sent out a list of countries that lacked hotspot reviewers, so I
signed up for all the conflict zones - as a lark.

I get suggestions and manage the Palestinian Territories too, and some are
in Arabic.

Rrepublic of Georgia is fun, and I learned some new geography.

Have met some nice folks around the world.



I tried to sign up fore the Vatican, but it was taken already.

Castle Gondolfo is crying out for a hotspot there.



Former Denver Cardinal Chaput is a birder.



Joe



On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 12:36 PM, Doug Ward < <mailto:<dougward...>
<dougward...> wrote:

Joe,



Thanks for the feedback. Sooo, how many Hotspots are you managing in North
Korea, and more importantly, how did you get that designation? Hope things
are going well for you; one of these days we need to hook up and do some
birding.



Cheers,

Doug



PS - Missed you at the last DFO meeting; my first in like 25-30 years!

_____

From: Joe Roller < <mailto:<jroller9...> <jroller9...>
To: Doug Ward < <mailto:<dougward...> <dougward...>
Sent: Thursday, December 7, 2017 10:47 AM
Subject: Thanks, Doug, for your eBird hotspot suggestion!



I tweaked the name, using the same format as the other hotspots and inlets
around the reservoir.

and approved your suggestion, so it's now CO's newest eBird hotspot.



"Dillon Reservoir--Snake River Inlet"



Thanks and best regards,

Joe Roller,

Volunteer eBird hotspot reviewer for CO, WY, Republic of Georgia, Yemen and
North Korea

















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Date: 11/26/20 10:11 am
From: 'Andrews Robert' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news

Hello all,

It is indeed sad to hear of Joe Roller’s death. I have known him for many years, birding together, talking at meetings, and in recent years mostly communicating by email. Every interaction I have had with him over the years has been positive and enjoyable. I concur with all of the many comments that have already been posted about Joe as I have noticed the same character traits so many others have mentioned. I will miss him as indeed the entire Colorado birding community will.

Bob Andrews

Yekepa, Liberia, West Africa


On Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 03:45:20 PM MST, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> wrote:


Cobirders,

The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month. 

I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.

We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.

Larry Modesitt

Arvada


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Date: 11/26/20 10:03 am
From: Ellinor Laurie <elinor1320...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Joe Roller
To Joe's widow: I hope you are reading the written reaction from the COBIRDS group. Birding was a large, but not the only, part of Joe's life. I hope others from his life are also providing support at this time.
Going thru Chemotherapy myself currently has given me a certain compassion for others going thru a tragedy as you are... My thoughts and prayers are with you, though I've known neither you nor Joe.
Joe was a wonderful teacher and I read many of his instructionals, correctionals, and testimonials he wrote to others in this group... he doesn't seem the type to relish being a teacher... but he was!
Good luck to you in this new phase of your life! Elinor

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Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller

As a 5-year widow, please don’t let Joe’s wife be forgotten. If you know her, please keep in contact with her. If you don’t, then let her know all the kind words you have in her husband’s memory.

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Date: 11/26/20 9:36 am
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
We have lost a towering figure in Colorado birding. Joe was a mentor and
teacher in my eyes. I remember Joe saying, "If you want to really learn
something, teach it. And to become an expert, teach the teachers." I have
found this to be true in my life. I learn something so much better when I
help others learn it as well. The moral, share your knowledge and it will
improve your understanding of the subject and help others as well. Joe will
be greatly missed.

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch


On Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 8:45:53 AM UTC-7 Charles Hundertmark
wrote:

> Joe was a dedicated and skilled birder. His name still sits at or near the
> top of many CFO county birding lists. When a rarity showed up at a Colorado
> location, it was likely he could tell you the year and location he had
> first seen that species in the state.
>
> But it is fitting that most of the memories we have of him are the
> personal connections. As many tributes reflect, Joe loved people as much as
> birds and related easily with people through humor, stories and empathy.
>
> Joe impacted my life in many ways, but one of my fondest memories was a
> meeting with Joe shortly after I had managed to use bear spray on myself.
> Seeing my inflamed red face, Joe asked what had happened. I explained in
> prosaic detail how I had closed the lid of a box containing the bear spray
> can and triggered the spray. At the conclusion of the story, Joe wryly
> observed, “You’ve got to tell a better story than that!” Years after, I’m
> still trying to figure out how to work a bear into the story.
>
> When Joe became President of Denver Field Ornithologists, his stories and
> humor always kicked off the meetings with an upbeat feeling. He took
> birding seriously, but knew that in the long run the purpose was fun.
>
> His manner was easy-going, but Joe brought out the best in the people and
> organizations he touched.
>
> Chuck Hundertmark
> Lafayette, CO
>
> On Nov 26, 2020, at 1:32 AM, Thomas Heinrich <tehei......> wrote:
>
> Reading all the wonderful tributes to Joe helps temper the sadness and
> shock I'm feeling hearing of his passing. I remember meeting Joe soon
> after moving to Colorado in the late 90s. And while I didn't know him as
> well as many of you, I am truly grateful to have known him and connected
> with him on birding and music. I appreciated his welcoming, kind,
> supportive nature, his joy and enthusiasm for birding, and especially his
> humor. I will really miss reading his witty posts to Cobirds and
> crossing paths in the field from time to time.
>
> Thanks to all for sharing your stories and memories of Joe and celebrating
> his life and impact on the Colorado birding community.
>
> Joe shared this joke (maybe a bit of a musician's inside joke) in one of
> our last email exchanges:
>
> "The world is full of cello jokes, but here is my favorite -
> Q: Did you hear about the cellist who bragged that he could play 32nd
> notes?
> A: The rest of the orchestra didn't believe him, so he proved it by
> playing one."
>
>
> Thomas Heinrich
> Boulder, CO
> <Nyc......>
>
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 12:40 AM Karl Stecher Jr. <kste......>
> wrote:
>
>> I didn't know Joe was ill in this COVID-confined year, and my chest sank
>> when I read the news.
>> I don't know how long we knew each other. Besides the many encounters at
>> meetings, I recall the Ross' gull we watched together at Cherry Creek SP
>> and the several encounters scanning Marston from the east side.
>> We had multiple exchanges of information with many of the humorous
>> comments one on one and not thought pertinent to all of cobirds.
>> I was always glad to see him. Not mentioned yet here (I think) is the
>> extensive knowledge he had of such things as history and literature,
>> besides medicine and birds.
>> It was a privilege to have known him.
>>
>> Karl Stecher
>> Aurora
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *From*: "Robert Raker" <rlr......>
>> *Sent*: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:51 PM
>> *To*: "Colorado Birds" <cob......>
>> *Subject*: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
>>
>>
>> So very sad to hear this news. Besides being a great guy to bird with, he
>> was always so supportive discussing and providing advice regarding my
>> battle with cancer. Ironic that he ended up passing before me.
>>
>> Joe and I met in the most unusual of places, in a gastroenterology
>> clinic. It was time for me to have my colonoscopy and my physician by
>> chance turned out to be Dr. Roller. After the procedure, while I was
>> recovering from the anesthesia, he found out from my wife that I was a
>> birder and a photographer. So, in typical Joe Roller fashion, not ten
>> seconds after I regained consciousness, he very excitedly insisted in
>> taking me down to his private office to check out the penguin pictures he
>> had just taken on a trip to Antarctica. We’ve been great friends ever
>> since. You will be missed Joe!!
>> Rob Raker
>> Lakewood CO
>> Jefferson County
>> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:23:28 PM UTC-7 David Waltman wrote:
>>
>>> Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I
>>> can’t add a lot. My experience was that he was so funny and fun to be
>>> around. So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding knowledge and
>>> humor including many who never met him but read his comments on cobirds. I
>>> once asked him after he retired if he missed working. He said he didn’t
>>> miss the responsibility, but he missed his colleagues. You can be sure
>>> that they missed him.
>>> David Waltman
>>> Boulder
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.......> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Cobirders,
>>>
>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>
>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>>> be missed greatly.
>>>
>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>
>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>
>>> Arvada
>>>
>>>
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Date: 11/26/20 9:10 am
From: Lynne Forrester <lforrester27...>
Subject: [cobirds] Avian Pox Question
I just had a House Finch with a sever case of Avian Pox show up at my feeders this morning. I know I need to clean everything with a bleach solution.

My question: How long should I leave them down to hopefully discourage her from coming back and infecting all the other birds?

Lynne Forrester
Littleton, Jeffco

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Date: 11/26/20 9:02 am
From: Dave Hyde <pink-beam...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Sad news indeed ☹ I never met Joe but had a fine occasional correspondence with him these last several years. A friendly and supportive man and always responsive to my questions. His positive presence on CObirders helped make this a vibrant and enjoyable forum. Rest in Peace, Joe – Dave Hyde/nr Storm Mountain

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From: Charles Hundertmark<mailto:<chundertmark8...>
Sent: Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:45 AM
To: <teheinrich...><mailto:<teheinrich...>
Cc: Colorado Birds<mailto:<cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news

Joe was a dedicated and skilled birder. His name still sits at or near the top of many CFO county birding lists. When a rarity showed up at a Colorado location, it was likely he could tell you the year and location he had first seen that species in the state.

But it is fitting that most of the memories we have of him are the personal connections. As many tributes reflect, Joe loved people as much as birds and related easily with people through humor, stories and empathy.

Joe impacted my life in many ways, but one of my fondest memories was a meeting with Joe shortly after I had managed to use bear spray on myself. Seeing my inflamed red face, Joe asked what had happened. I explained in prosaic detail how I had closed the lid of a box containing the bear spray can and triggered the spray. At the conclusion of the story, Joe wryly observed, “You’ve got to tell a better story than that!” Years after, I’m still trying to figure out how to work a bear into the story.

When Joe became President of Denver Field Ornithologists, his stories and humor always kicked off the meetings with an upbeat feeling. He took birding seriously, but knew that in the long run the purpose was fun.

His manner was easy-going, but Joe brought out the best in the people and organizations he touched.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO


On Nov 26, 2020, at 1:32 AM, Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...><mailto:<teheinrich...>> wrote:

Reading all the wonderful tributes to Joe helps temper the sadness and shock I'm feeling hearing of his passing. I remember meeting Joe soon after moving to Colorado in the late 90s. And while I didn't know him as well as many of you, I am truly grateful to have known him and connected with him on birding and music. I appreciated his welcoming, kind, supportive nature, his joy and enthusiasm for birding, and especially his humor. I will really miss reading his witty posts to Cobirds and crossing paths in the field from time to time.

Thanks to all for sharing your stories and memories of Joe and celebrating his life and impact on the Colorado birding community.

Joe shared this joke (maybe a bit of a musician's inside joke) in one of our last email exchanges:

"The world is full of cello jokes, but here is my favorite -
Q: Did you hear about the cellist who bragged that he could play 32nd notes?
A: The rest of the orchestra didn't believe him, so he proved it by playing one."


Thomas Heinrich
Boulder, CO
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On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 12:40 AM Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...><mailto:<kstecher...>> wrote:
I didn't know Joe was ill in this COVID-confined year, and my chest sank when I read the news.
I don't know how long we knew each other. Besides the many encounters at meetings, I recall the Ross' gull we watched together at Cherry Creek SP and the several encounters scanning Marston from the east side.
We had multiple exchanges of information with many of the humorous comments one on one and not thought pertinent to all of cobirds.
I was always glad to see him. Not mentioned yet here (I think) is the extensive knowledge he had of such things as history and literature, besides medicine and birds.
It was a privilege to have known him.

Karl Stecher
Aurora





From: "Robert Raker" <rlraker...><mailto:<rlraker...>>
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:51 PM
To: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...><mailto:<cobirds...>>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news

So very sad to hear this news. Besides being a great guy to bird with, he was always so supportive discussing and providing advice regarding my battle with cancer. Ironic that he ended up passing before me.
Joe and I met in the most unusual of places, in a gastroenterology clinic. It was time for me to have my colonoscopy and my physician by chance turned out to be Dr. Roller. After the procedure, while I was recovering from the anesthesia, he found out from my wife that I was a birder and a photographer. So, in typical Joe Roller fashion, not ten seconds after I regained consciousness, he very excitedly insisted in taking me down to his private office to check out the penguin pictures he had just taken on a trip to Antarctica. We’ve been great friends ever since. You will be missed Joe!!
Rob Raker
Lakewood CO
Jefferson County
On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:23:28 PM UTC-7 David Waltman wrote:
Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I can’t add a lot. My experience was that he was so funny and fun to be around. So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding knowledge and humor including many who never met him but read his comments on cobirds. I once asked him after he retired if he missed working. He said he didn’t miss the responsibility, but he missed his colleagues. You can be sure that they missed him.
David Waltman
Boulder

On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.......> wrote:


Cobirders,
The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month.
I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.
Larry Modesitt
Arvada

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Date: 11/26/20 8:35 am
From: Janet Justice-Waddington <jjustwaddington...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dr. Joe Roller
As Robert Raker just said, I also first met Joe Roller as Dr. Joseph
Roller as he did a tracheotomy on my husband. It wasn't until after he
retired that I found out he was also a birder. What a guy - it's obvious
that he never, ever used Dr. to impress birders, that was his "other life".

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Date: 11/26/20 8:13 am
From: 'arvind panjabi' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Very saddened and shocked to hear this news.  Joe was great man and these stories being back fond memories of him.  I knew him mostly as a board member of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and always looked forward to seeing him at our events and meetings.  Among the many things I am thankful for today, I am thankful that I got to know Joe and his kind and generous spirit.  Like Nathan said, it’s now up to all of us to be more like Joe.
Arvind Panjabi Fort Collins, CO

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On Thursday, November 26, 2020, 8:45 AM, Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...> wrote:

Joe was a dedicated and skilled birder. His name still sits at or near the top of many CFO county birding lists. When a rarity showed up at a Colorado location, it was likely he could tell you the year and location he had first seen that species in the state.
But it is fitting that most of the memories we have of him are the personal connections. As many tributes reflect, Joe loved people as much as birds and related easily with people through humor, stories and empathy. 
Joe impacted my life in many ways, but one of my fondest memories was a meeting with Joe shortly after I had managed to use bear spray on myself. Seeing my inflamed red face, Joe asked what had happened. I explained in prosaic detail how I had closed the lid of a box containing the bear spray can and triggered the spray. At the conclusion of the story, Joe wryly observed, “You’ve got to tell a better story than that!” Years after, I’m still trying to figure out how to work a bear into the story.
When Joe became President of Denver Field Ornithologists, his stories and humor always kicked off the meetings with an upbeat feeling. He took birding seriously, but knew that in the long run the purpose was fun. 
His manner was easy-going, but Joe brought out the best in the people and organizations he touched.
Chuck HundertmarkLafayette, CO


On Nov 26, 2020, at 1:32 AM, Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...> wrote:
Reading all the wonderful tributes to Joe helps temper the sadness and shock I'm feeling hearing of his passing.  I remember meeting Joe soon after moving to Colorado in the late 90s.  And while I didn't know him as well as many of you, I am truly grateful to have known him and connected with him on birding and music.  I appreciated his welcoming, kind, supportive nature, his joy and enthusiasm for birding, and especially his humor.  I will really miss reading his witty posts to Cobirds and crossing paths in the field from time to time. 

Thanks to all for sharing your stories and memories of Joe and celebrating his life and impact on the Colorado birding community.

Joe shared this joke (maybe a bit of a musician's inside joke) in one of our last email exchanges:

"The world is full of cello jokes, but here is my favorite -
Q: Did you hear about the cellist who bragged that he could play 32nd notes?A: The rest of the orchestra didn't believe him, so he proved it by playing one."


Thomas Heinrich
Boulder, CO
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On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 12:40 AM Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> wrote:

I didn't know Joe was ill in this COVID-confined year, and my chest sank when I read the news.I don't know how long we knew each other.  Besides the many encounters at meetings, I recall the Ross' gull we watched together at Cherry Creek SP and the several encounters scanning Marston from the east side.We had multiple exchanges of information with many of the humorous comments one on one and not thought pertinent to all of cobirds.I was always glad to see him.  Not mentioned yet here (I think) is the extensive knowledge he had of such things as history and literature, besides medicine and birds.It was a privilege to have known him. Karl StecherAurora    From: "Robert Raker" <rlraker...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:51 PM
To: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news 
So very sad to hear this news. Besides being a great guy to bird with, he was always so supportive discussing and providing advice regarding my battle with cancer. Ironic that he ended up passing before me.

Joe and I met in the most unusual of places, in a gastroenterology clinic. It was time for me to have my colonoscopy and my physician by chance turned out to be Dr. Roller. After the procedure, while I was recovering from the anesthesia, he found out from my wife that I was a birder and a photographer. So, in typical Joe Roller fashion, not ten seconds after I regained consciousness, he very excitedly insisted in taking me down to his private office to check out the penguin pictures he had just taken on a trip to Antarctica. We’ve been great friends ever since. You will be missed Joe!!
Rob RakerLakewood COJefferson CountyOn Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:23:28 PM UTC-7 David Waltman wrote:
Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I can’t add a lot.  My experience was that he was so funny and fun to be around.  So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding knowledge and humor including many who never met him but read his comments on cobirds.  I once asked him after he retired if he missed working.  He said he didn’t miss the responsibility, but he missed his colleagues.  You can be sure that they missed him.David Waltman Boulder
 

On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.......> wrote:  
Cobirders,

The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month. 

I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.

We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.

Larry Modesitt

Arvada
 


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Date: 11/26/20 7:57 am
From: Donna Stumpp <donna.stumpp...>
Subject: [cobirds] Likely Yellow-billed Loon at Standley Lake - Jeffco
I'm fairly certain that one of the loons I saw yesterday afternoon at
Standley Lake was a YBLO. I checked with a couple experienced birders, and
they concur. It was just east of the boat launch on the north shore toward
the spillway, about 100 yards off shore.

Determining characteristics: Very thick bill, noticeably thicker than the
one seen on Common Loons (included a pic of one seen on NW shore
yesterday), coloring is consistent with other YBLO pics confirmed in the
area over the past year. Lighting wasn't great, so was unable to see the
color of the bill clearly. Pics are here
<https://ebird.org/checklist/S76691973> on my checklist. I'd welcome any
feedback! I'd also welcome advice on how to include images now that there's
no Classic option and no image button (using Chrome on a MacBook Pro). I
tried taking screenshots and pasting them, but it locked up when I tried to
post the message.

And a shout out to Joe Roller -- Reading the posts, Joe seems to have
brought joy to many people in the birding community. I met Joe at the
Pacific Wren at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood in January of 2020. We
emailed occasionally, and he even loaned me a few books this summer to
support my search for those little tidbits he always seemed to have about
so many birds. He was so generous and thoughtful.

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Date: 11/26/20 7:45 am
From: Charles Hundertmark <chundertmark8...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Joe was a dedicated and skilled birder. His name still sits at or near the top of many CFO county birding lists. When a rarity showed up at a Colorado location, it was likely he could tell you the year and location he had first seen that species in the state.

But it is fitting that most of the memories we have of him are the personal connections. As many tributes reflect, Joe loved people as much as birds and related easily with people through humor, stories and empathy.

Joe impacted my life in many ways, but one of my fondest memories was a meeting with Joe shortly after I had managed to use bear spray on myself. Seeing my inflamed red face, Joe asked what had happened. I explained in prosaic detail how I had closed the lid of a box containing the bear spray can and triggered the spray. At the conclusion of the story, Joe wryly observed, “You’ve got to tell a better story than that!” Years after, I’m still trying to figure out how to work a bear into the story.

When Joe became President of Denver Field Ornithologists, his stories and humor always kicked off the meetings with an upbeat feeling. He took birding seriously, but knew that in the long run the purpose was fun.

His manner was easy-going, but Joe brought out the best in the people and organizations he touched.

Chuck Hundertmark
Lafayette, CO

> On Nov 26, 2020, at 1:32 AM, Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...> wrote:
>
> Reading all the wonderful tributes to Joe helps temper the sadness and shock I'm feeling hearing of his passing. I remember meeting Joe soon after moving to Colorado in the late 90s. And while I didn't know him as well as many of you, I am truly grateful to have known him and connected with him on birding and music. I appreciated his welcoming, kind, supportive nature, his joy and enthusiasm for birding, and especially his humor. I will really miss reading his witty posts to Cobirds and crossing paths in the field from time to time.
>
> Thanks to all for sharing your stories and memories of Joe and celebrating his life and impact on the Colorado birding community.
>
> Joe shared this joke (maybe a bit of a musician's inside joke) in one of our last email exchanges:
>
> "The world is full of cello jokes, but here is my favorite -
> Q: Did you hear about the cellist who bragged that he could play 32nd notes?
> A: The rest of the orchestra didn't believe him, so he proved it by playing one."
>
>
> Thomas Heinrich
> Boulder, CO
> <Nyctea...> <mailto:<Nyctea...>
>
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 12:40 AM Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...> <mailto:<kstecher...>> wrote:
> I didn't know Joe was ill in this COVID-confined year, and my chest sank when I read the news.
> I don't know how long we knew each other. Besides the many encounters at meetings, I recall the Ross' gull we watched together at Cherry Creek SP and the several encounters scanning Marston from the east side.
> We had multiple exchanges of information with many of the humorous comments one on one and not thought pertinent to all of cobirds.
> I was always glad to see him. Not mentioned yet here (I think) is the extensive knowledge he had of such things as history and literature, besides medicine and birds.
> It was a privilege to have known him.
>
> Karl Stecher
> Aurora
>
>
>
>
> From: "Robert Raker" <rlraker...> <mailto:<rlraker...>>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:51 PM
> To: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...> <mailto:<cobirds...>>
> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
>
> So very sad to hear this news. Besides being a great guy to bird with, he was always so supportive discussing and providing advice regarding my battle with cancer. Ironic that he ended up passing before me.
>
> Joe and I met in the most unusual of places, in a gastroenterology clinic. It was time for me to have my colonoscopy and my physician by chance turned out to be Dr. Roller. After the procedure, while I was recovering from the anesthesia, he found out from my wife that I was a birder and a photographer. So, in typical Joe Roller fashion, not ten seconds after I regained consciousness, he very excitedly insisted in taking me down to his private office to check out the penguin pictures he had just taken on a trip to Antarctica. We’ve been great friends ever since. You will be missed Joe!!
>
> Rob Raker
> Lakewood CO
> Jefferson County
> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:23:28 PM UTC-7 David Waltman wrote:
> Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I can’t add a lot. My experience was that he was so funny and fun to be around. So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding knowledge and humor including many who never met him but read his comments on cobirds. I once asked him after he retired if he missed working. He said he didn’t miss the responsibility, but he missed his colleagues. You can be sure that they missed him.
> David Waltman
> Boulder
>>
>
>> On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.......> <>> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Cobirders,
>>
>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month.
>>
>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
>>
>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.
>>
>> Larry Modesitt
>>
>> Arvada
>>
>>
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Date: 11/26/20 4:00 am
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller
I’ve known Joe for decades, but almost entirely through many emails. I wish I had been able to bird with him more often in person!. He was responsible for my acquiring the wooden cases with their large flat drawers that had been used to house quadrangle maps of Colorado for the breeding bird atlas. He and I could see how perfect they were for my micromount mineral collection.

I cannot believe he is gone.

Paula Hansley
Louisville


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Date: 11/26/20 12:32 am
From: Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Reading all the wonderful tributes to Joe helps temper the sadness and
shock I'm feeling hearing of his passing. I remember meeting Joe soon
after moving to Colorado in the late 90s. And while I didn't know him as
well as many of you, I am truly grateful to have known him and connected
with him on birding and music. I appreciated his welcoming, kind,
supportive nature, his joy and enthusiasm for birding, and especially his
humor. I will really miss reading his witty posts to Cobirds and crossing
paths in the field from time to time.

Thanks to all for sharing your stories and memories of Joe and celebrating his
life and impact on the Colorado birding community.

Joe shared this joke (maybe a bit of a musician's inside joke) in one of
our last email exchanges:

"The world is full of cello jokes, but here is my favorite -
Q: Did you hear about the cellist who bragged that he could play 32nd notes?
A: The rest of the orchestra didn't believe him, so he proved it by playing
one."


Thomas Heinrich
Boulder, CO
<Nyctea...>

On Thu, Nov 26, 2020 at 12:40 AM Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
wrote:

> I didn't know Joe was ill in this COVID-confined year, and my chest sank
> when I read the news.
> I don't know how long we knew each other. Besides the many encounters at
> meetings, I recall the Ross' gull we watched together at Cherry Creek SP
> and the several encounters scanning Marston from the east side.
> We had multiple exchanges of information with many of the humorous
> comments one on one and not thought pertinent to all of cobirds.
> I was always glad to see him. Not mentioned yet here (I think) is the
> extensive knowledge he had of such things as history and literature,
> besides medicine and birds.
> It was a privilege to have known him.
>
> Karl Stecher
> Aurora
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
> *From*: "Robert Raker" <rlraker...>
> *Sent*: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:51 PM
> *To*: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
> *Subject*: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
>
>
> So very sad to hear this news. Besides being a great guy to bird with, he
> was always so supportive discussing and providing advice regarding my
> battle with cancer. Ironic that he ended up passing before me.
>
> Joe and I met in the most unusual of places, in a gastroenterology clinic.
> It was time for me to have my colonoscopy and my physician by chance turned
> out to be Dr. Roller. After the procedure, while I was recovering from the
> anesthesia, he found out from my wife that I was a birder and a
> photographer. So, in typical Joe Roller fashion, not ten seconds after I
> regained consciousness, he very excitedly insisted in taking me down to his
> private office to check out the penguin pictures he had just taken on a
> trip to Antarctica. We’ve been great friends ever since. You will be missed
> Joe!!
> Rob Raker
> Lakewood CO
> Jefferson County
> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:23:28 PM UTC-7 David Waltman wrote:
>
>> Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I
>> can’t add a lot. My experience was that he was so funny and fun to be
>> around. So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding knowledge and
>> humor including many who never met him but read his comments on cobirds. I
>> once asked him after he retired if he missed working. He said he didn’t
>> miss the responsibility, but he missed his colleagues. You can be sure
>> that they missed him.
>> David Waltman
>> Boulder
>>
>>
>>
>> On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.......> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Cobirders,
>>
>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>
>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>> be missed greatly.
>>
>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>> harder than he had all year.
>>
>> Larry Modesitt
>>
>> Arvada
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 11/25/20 11:40 pm
From: Karl Stecher Jr. <kstecher...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I didn't know Joe was ill in this COVID-confined year, and my chest sank when I read the news.
I don't know how long we knew each other. Besides the many encounters at meetings, I recall the Ross' gull we watched together at Cherry Creek SP and the several encounters scanning Marston from the east side.
We had multiple exchanges of information with many of the humorous comments one on one and not thought pertinent to all of cobirds.
I was always glad to see him. Not mentioned yet here (I think) is the extensive knowledge he had of such things as history and literature, besides medicine and birds.
It was a privilege to have known him.

Karl Stecher
Aurora





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From: "Robert Raker" <rlraker...>
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 11:51 PM
To: "Colorado Birds" <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news

So very sad to hear this news. Besides being a great guy to bird with, he was always so supportive discussing and providing advice regarding my battle with cancer. Ironic that he ended up passing before me.

Joe and I met in the most unusual of places, in a gastroenterology clinic. It was time for me to have my colonoscopy and my physician by chance turned out to be Dr. Roller. After the procedure, while I was recovering from the anesthesia, he found out from my wife that I was a birder and a photographer. So, in typical Joe Roller fashion, not ten seconds after I regained consciousness, he very excitedly insisted in taking me down to his private office to check out the penguin pictures he had just taken on a trip to Antarctica. We've been great friends ever since. You will be missed Joe!! Rob Raker Lakewood CO
Jefferson County
On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:23:28 PM UTC-7 David Waltman wrote:
Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I can't add a lot. My experience was that he was so funny and fun to be around. So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding knowledge and humor including many who never met him but read his comments on cobirds. I once asked him after he retired if he missed working. He said he didn't miss the responsibility, but he missed his colleagues. You can be sure that they missed him.
David Waltman
Boulder

On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.......> wrote:



Cobirders,

The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. "He made me laugh every single day," she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month.

I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That's how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe's love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.

We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.

Larry Modesitt

Arvada


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Date: 11/25/20 9:48 pm
From: Robert Raker <rlraker...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news


So very sad to hear this news. Besides being a great guy to bird with, he
was always so supportive discussing and providing advice regarding my
battle with cancer. Ironic that he ended up passing before me.

Joe and I met in the most unusual of places, in a gastroenterology clinic.
It was time for me to have my colonoscopy and my physician by chance turned
out to be Dr. Roller. After the procedure, while I was recovering from the
anesthesia, he found out from my wife that I was a birder and a
photographer. So, in typical Joe Roller fashion, not ten seconds after I
regained consciousness, he very excitedly insisted in taking me down to his
private office to check out the penguin pictures he had just taken on a
trip to Antarctica. We’ve been great friends ever since. You will be missed
Joe!!
Rob Raker
Lakewood CO
Jefferson County
On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:23:28 PM UTC-7 David Waltman wrote:

> Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I
> can’t add a lot. My experience was that he was so funny and fun to be
> around. So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding knowledge and
> humor including many who never met him but read his comments on cobirds. I
> once asked him after he retired if he missed working. He said he didn’t
> miss the responsibility, but he missed his colleagues. You can be sure
> that they missed him.
> David Waltman
> Boulder
>
> On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.......> wrote:
>
>
>
> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
> able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
> be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
> harder than he had all year.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>
>
>
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Date: 11/25/20 9:09 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news


The news comes as a shock. Barb and I will miss Joe, but are thankful we
knew him. Two weeks ago I emailed Joe to ask how he was doing. He replied
with Churchillian courage, "When marching through hell, keep marching."
Never complain, never explain.

I admired Joe’s politeness and outgoing personality. My first memory of him
was on a CFO convention field trip when we were taking a break at a
Nebraska welcome center. Joe took the time to walk up to the senior woman
behind the counter, probably a volunteer, and compliment her on the nice
welcome center and how she was so helpful to visitors. She smiled and
clearly enjoyed chatting with Joe. Introverted birders like me typically
did not do that. Joe was a good example of kindness and outreach.

Joe loved recognizing other people’s efforts and accomplishments. For
years on the CFO Board he was in charge of awards. He took that very
seriously and annually came up with some member who deserved thanks from
the Colorado birding community. Joe also worked to recruit new Board
members and officers. He was very good with people and had wide contacts.
He was always the first to give hearty applause to CFO award winners at the
annual convention banquet, whether he nominated them or not.

After Joe retired from the CFO Board I thought he would relax, but no, he
took on the President’s position at DFO and did a great job invigorating
DFO with creative and professional leadership..

I know Joe devoted many hours to the Boy Scouts over the years and was a
leader there.

Lastly, I admired Joe’s life-long love and devotion to his tragically
disabled wife, Mary Anne. Such constant care-giving is not easy, impossible
for most of us, but he carried on over many years with Mary Anne’s
well-being as his top priority.

He was a friend of mine, and many others.

Tom Wilberding
Littleton, Colorado

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 9:45:02 PM UTC-7 Sharon wrote:

> The first time I met Joe Roller was at my first Trinidad 2012 CFO outing
> on a Spanish Peaks field trip. He was very outgoing and his sense of humor
> impressed me as a fun person to be around. He made me feel comfortable
> within that group of birders and I was hooked on CFO conventions.
>
> Joe also sent our Boulder Bird Club a gracious constructive feedback
> message regarding a questionable eBird hotspot posting a while back. Always
> the teacher, Joe, and it as an appreciative response. We all will miss you.
>
> Sharon Norfleet
> Boulder Bird Club Bird
> President 2020
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.......> wrote:
>
> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
> able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
> be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
> harder than he had all year.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>
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Date: 11/25/20 8:47 pm
From: Lauren Hyde <lrhyde1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller
As a 5-year widow, please don’t let Joe’s wife be forgotten. If you know her, please keep in contact with her. If you don’t, then let her know all the kind words you have in her husband’s memory.

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Date: 11/25/20 8:45 pm
From: Gary & Sharon <gebsmn...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
The first time I met Joe Roller was at my first Trinidad 2012 CFO outing on a Spanish Peaks field trip. He was very outgoing and his sense of humor impressed me as a fun person to be around. He made me feel comfortable within that group of birders and I was hooked on CFO conventions.

Joe also sent our Boulder Bird Club a gracious constructive feedback message regarding a questionable eBird hotspot posting a while back. Always the teacher, Joe, and it as an appreciative response. We all will miss you.

Sharon Norfleet
Boulder Bird Club Bird
President 2020
Sent from my iPad

> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> wrote:
>
> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>
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Date: 11/25/20 8:05 pm
From: CHARLES <acwo...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller sad news
 

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Date: 11/25/20 7:29 pm
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller sad news
Among all the other wonderful things that have been written about Joe
Roller today, one important point has so far been missed. Joe was a one-man
outreach committee from the birding community to the public.

Remember the fire that burned the migrant trap at Last Chance? Joe was the
one who made contact with the landowners and coordinated the volunteer
effort to restore the habitat
<https://dfobirds.org/Projects/GrantReports/15.pdf>. Whenever there was a
question about birder access to private (or public) property, or a conflict
brewing between birders and the public, Joe was the one who would take it
upon himself to reach out
<https://groups.google.com/g/cobirds/c/pKWuMBOsuUo/m/86bbaCBFAgAJ?pli=1>
and try to negotiate a solution. He would then report back to COBirds what
he had learned.

One terrific way for us to honor Joe's memory would be to step up and reach
out to non-birders in ways that we often don't. His style of outreach is
sorely needed, and he's not around anymore to do it for us, so it's up to
us now.

He was a dear friend and I miss him.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 7:44 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
wrote:

> I passed on to Maryanne all the wonderful tributes you have posted to
> Cobirds, and she does appreciate them.
>
> If anyone wants to contact Maryanne directly, her email is
> <maryanneroller3...>, and her physical address is 965 S. Garfield
> St., Denver, CO 80209
> Larry
>
> On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 3:45:14 PM UTC-7 Larry Modesitt wrote:
>
>> Cobirders,
>>
>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>
>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>> be missed greatly.
>>
>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>> harder than he had all year.
>>
>> Larry Modesitt
>>
>> Arvada
>>
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Date: 11/25/20 7:17 pm
From: <jared.d......> <jared.delrosso...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I was fortunate to meet Joe back in 2015ish, when he took an interest in
birds I was reporting around Cheesman Park in Denver. Ever the county
lister, he was and remained. I think it was a Red Crossbill flock that drew
him north to Cheesman from the Wash Park area.

I was glad to meet him, for reasons others have given: his knowledge of
birds, birding, and Colorado birders; his commitment to DFO (and eBird!);
his sense of humor; and his openness to non-birders. On that final point:
Joe joined a group of local birders and me for a Centennial-area winter
bird count a few years ago, but we'd frequently lose him to his
conversations with passerby about birds and DFO. He usually had a stash of
DFO business cards on him, and he'd give them to anyone who'd ask him what
he was looking at.

This year began for me with owling for the urban Denver CBC along the High
Line Canal. A Great Horned Owl was, as it often is, my first bird of the
year. Joe joined me around 7:30, making him the first person (and one of
only a few) I would bird with in 2020. In truth, he was the first person
I'd have a conversation with, too, as I left my house long before my wife
would wake that morning.

About 20 minutes before Joe arrived, I'd spotted a Merlin with prey. He
badly wanted to see it, so we backtracked. I was relieved to find it on the
same perch, gripping still its prey. Feathers still drifted down. We
inspected some that now covered the High Line Canal Trail and were able to
identify the Merlin's kill as a Dark-eyed Junco. (I believe Joe took some
photos of that feather, as I can't find them on my own phone; I believe it
was the white-edged tail feathers that gave the prey away.)

Our list was fairly ordinary that day, but the encounter with the Merlin
memorable. More than that, I'm just so grateful to have had an opportunity
to bird with Joe this year. Colorado birding won't be the same without him.

- Jared Del Rosso
Centennial, CO






On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 7:13:35 PM UTC-7 Mark wrote:

> I’m extremely sad to hear the news about Joe. There are people in your
> life, career, and this case hobby that have a huge impact. Joe taught me
> to enjoy the hobby with laughter. He was the first to recognize and thank
> the person who found a great bird. When he came to my house and thanked me
> for the Anna’s he reminded me how lucky I was to have the ladies in my
> life. He was truly a family guy!!!! Joe will truly be missed!!!!
>
> Mark Chavez
>
> Sent from my aughtiPhone
>
> On Nov 25, 2020, at 4:18 PM, David Tønnessen <davidto......> wrote:
>
> 
>
> I didn't know Joe personally but it sounds like the birding community and
> world lost a great human. I've recieved numerous emails from him (as a
> regional hotspot editor for eBird) about new hotspot suggestions usually
> with encouraging words of affirmation, and he was always most helpful with
> clarifying hotspot qualifications or suggestions for alternative names.
>
>
> My condolences to his family.
>
>
> David Tonnessen
> Colorado Springs, CO
> CU Boulder Student
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 4:00 PM Diane Roberts <samat......> wrote:
>
>> Joe loved his birding stories and remembered a great deal of Colorado
>> County firsts. His devotion to his wife, Maryanne, was heartwarming. I will
>> miss his help & love of birding. RIP Joe.
>>
>> Diane Roberts
>> Highlands Ranch, CO
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM linda hodges <hiker......> wrote:
>>
>>> How heartbreaking; I had no idea he was ill.
>>> Larry, you summed up Joe so well. He was always ready with a helping
>>> hand, diplomatic response or "teachable moment". His laughter and sense of
>>> humor will stay with me a very long while.
>>>
>>> *Linda Hodges*
>>>
>>> *Colorado Springs*
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM Gary Brower <grb......> wrote:
>>>
>>>> This is very sad.
>>>>
>>>> I never met Joe, but I received numerous emails from him on questions
>>>> I’d raised on CO Birds. Always gracious.
>>>>
>>>> Gary Brower
>>>> Unincorporated Arapahoe County
>>>>
>>>> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.......>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Cobirders,
>>>>
>>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>>
>>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>>>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>>>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>>>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>>>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>>>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>>>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>>>> be missed greatly.
>>>>
>>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>>
>>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>>
>>>> Arvada
>>>>
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Date: 11/25/20 6:44 pm
From: Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Joe Roller sad news
I passed on to Maryanne all the wonderful tributes you have posted to
Cobirds, and she does appreciate them.

If anyone wants to contact Maryanne directly, her email is
<maryanneroller3...>, and her physical address is 965 S. Garfield St.,
Denver, CO 80209
Larry

On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 3:45:14 PM UTC-7 Larry Modesitt wrote:

> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
> able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
> be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
> harder than he had all year.
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Date: 11/25/20 6:13 pm
From: Mark Chavez <markchavez...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I’m extremely sad to hear the news about Joe. There are people in your life, career, and this case hobby that have a huge impact. Joe taught me to enjoy the hobby with laughter. He was the first to recognize and thank the person who found a great bird. When he came to my house and thanked me for the Anna’s he reminded me how lucky I was to have the ladies in my life. He was truly a family guy!!!! Joe will truly be missed!!!!

Mark Chavez

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> On Nov 25, 2020, at 4:18 PM, David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...> wrote:
>
> 
> I didn't know Joe personally but it sounds like the birding community and world lost a great human. I've recieved numerous emails from him (as a regional hotspot editor for eBird) about new hotspot suggestions usually with encouraging words of affirmation, and he was always most helpful with clarifying hotspot qualifications or suggestions for alternative names.
>
>
> My condolences to his family.
>
>
> David Tonnessen
> Colorado Springs, CO
> CU Boulder Student
>
>
>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 4:00 PM Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> wrote:
>> Joe loved his birding stories and remembered a great deal of Colorado County firsts. His devotion to his wife, Maryanne, was heartwarming. I will miss his help & love of birding. RIP Joe.
>>
>> Diane Roberts
>> Highlands Ranch, CO
>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM linda hodges <hikerhodges...> wrote:
>>> How heartbreaking; I had no idea he was ill.
>>> Larry, you summed up Joe so well. He was always ready with a helping hand, diplomatic response or "teachable moment". His laughter and sense of humor will stay with me a very long while.
>>>
>>> Linda Hodges
>>> Colorado Springs
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM Gary Brower <grb4914...> wrote:
>>>> This is very sad.
>>>>
>>>> I never met Joe, but I received numerous emails from him on questions I’d raised on CO Birds. Always gracious.
>>>>
>>>> Gary Brower
>>>> Unincorporated Arapahoe County
>>>>
>>>>> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Cobirders,
>>>>>
>>>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month.
>>>>>
>>>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
>>>>>
>>>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.
>>>>>
>>>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>>>
>>>>> Arvada
>>>>>
>>>>>
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Date: 11/25/20 5:23 pm
From: DAVID J WALTMAN <djwaltman...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Larry and others have done a great job of paying tribute to Joe, so I
can’t add a lot. My experience was that he was so funny and fun to
be around. So many of us benefited from his sharing of birding
knowledge and humor including many who never met him but read his
comments on cobirds. I once asked him after he retired if he missed
working. He said he didn’t miss the responsibility, but he missed
his colleagues. You can be sure that they missed him. David Waltman
Boulder

On 11/25/2020 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
wrote:

Cobirders,

The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was
still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made
me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys,
Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month.

I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago.
That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to
birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the
world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always
with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a
valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird
Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller,
and he will be missed greatly.

We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter
laughed harder than he had all year.

Larry Modesitt

Arvada

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Date: 11/25/20 5:17 pm
From: elena <elena...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Thank you for sharing this sad news; I often wrote back and forth with Joe about birds and jokes, and am so saddened to hear this. It is a huge loss for the Colorado birding community as well as beyond. Please send condolences to the family on behalf of folks like me who only knew Joe, and only through birding.

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> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:51 PM, Brandon <flammowl17...> wrote:
>
> 
> I've known Joe Roller since like the early 1990s, always a fun guy to be around. Sad day for sure to hear this news.
>
> Brandon Percival
> Pueblo West, CO
>
>
>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> wrote:
>> Cobirders,
>>
>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month.
>>
>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
>>
>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.
>>
>> Larry Modesitt
>>
>> Arvada
>>
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Date: 11/25/20 5:16 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Joe and I only met in person a few times, but emailed many times. He helped
me in properly documenting rare bird sightings several times. He encouraged
me to join the Denver Field Ornithologists. I can't say enough great things
about him, because it would take hours!
My thoughts are with his family.
Susan Rosine
Brighton

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 5:35 PM Megan Miller <megan.k.miller2473...>
wrote:

> I received many emails from Joe over the years and many time wrote my
> ebird comments and descriptions addressed to him and his joy of the absurd.
> Our in person interactions were sparse enough that I was graced with an
> introduction and enthusiastic handshake every time we met. I dont remember
> the first time I met Joe because I met him so many other time. "Hi Megan!
> Joe Roller. Nice to see you again."
>
> I had been looking forward to so many more.
>
> Megan M
> Denver, Co
>
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 5:14 PM Walter Combs <wscombsjr...> wrote:
>
>> Joe was special. I always enjoyed my time with him. He obvious love of
>> life was wonderful to experience. I will miss him.
>> Walt Combs
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Joe loved his birding stories and remembered a great deal of Colorado
>>> County firsts. His devotion to his wife, Maryanne, was heartwarming. I will
>>> miss his help & love of birding. RIP Joe.
>>>
>>> Diane Roberts
>>> Highlands Ranch, CO
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM linda hodges <hikerhodges...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> How heartbreaking; I had no idea he was ill.
>>>> Larry, you summed up Joe so well. He was always ready with a helping
>>>> hand, diplomatic response or "teachable moment". His laughter and sense of
>>>> humor will stay with me a very long while.
>>>>
>>>> *Linda Hodges*
>>>>
>>>> *Colorado Springs*
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM Gary Brower <grb4914...> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> This is very sad.
>>>>>
>>>>> I never met Joe, but I received numerous emails from him on questions
>>>>> I’d raised on CO Birds. Always gracious.
>>>>>
>>>>> Gary Brower
>>>>> Unincorporated Arapahoe County
>>>>>
>>>>> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Cobirders,
>>>>>
>>>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>>>
>>>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago.
>>>>> That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led
>>>>> to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of
>>>>> teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight,
>>>>> continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver
>>>>> Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field
>>>>> Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like
>>>>> Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
>>>>>
>>>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>>>
>>>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>>>
>>>>> Arvada
>>>>>
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Date: 11/25/20 5:06 pm
From: mblackford <mblackford...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I know I am only one of so many whose lives were touched by Joe Roller.  On one of our birding tours, he convinced me that the walkie-talkies had a great value in the field, and he taught me how to use them.   That was only a small part of what he taught me. He was such a character, always with the jokes and good humor.   As a teacher, he would tell of ways to identify birds in the field, in flight, etc... and resources one could use to teach oneself.   He did the same with helping people find locations of the birds.    It seems like very recently he was instructing others on how to use eBird or Cobirds websites on finding birds.  The community has lost a wonderful person and a great source of knowledge.   He will be sorely missed.Maureen BlackfordBoulder County
-------- Original message --------From: Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> Date: 11/25/20 3:45 PM (GMT-07:00) To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...> Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news Cobirders,The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month. I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.Larry ModesittArvada



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Date: 11/25/20 4:36 pm
From: Megan Miller <megan.k.miller2473...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I received many emails from Joe over the years and many time wrote my ebird
comments and descriptions addressed to him and his joy of the absurd. Our
in person interactions were sparse enough that I was graced with an
introduction and enthusiastic handshake every time we met. I dont remember
the first time I met Joe because I met him so many other time. "Hi Megan!
Joe Roller. Nice to see you again."

I had been looking forward to so many more.

Megan M
Denver, Co



On Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 5:14 PM Walter Combs <wscombsjr...> wrote:

> Joe was special. I always enjoyed my time with him. He obvious love of
> life was wonderful to experience. I will miss him.
> Walt Combs
>
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
> wrote:
>
>> Joe loved his birding stories and remembered a great deal of Colorado
>> County firsts. His devotion to his wife, Maryanne, was heartwarming. I will
>> miss his help & love of birding. RIP Joe.
>>
>> Diane Roberts
>> Highlands Ranch, CO
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM linda hodges <hikerhodges...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> How heartbreaking; I had no idea he was ill.
>>> Larry, you summed up Joe so well. He was always ready with a helping
>>> hand, diplomatic response or "teachable moment". His laughter and sense of
>>> humor will stay with me a very long while.
>>>
>>> *Linda Hodges*
>>>
>>> *Colorado Springs*
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM Gary Brower <grb4914...> wrote:
>>>
>>>> This is very sad.
>>>>
>>>> I never met Joe, but I received numerous emails from him on questions
>>>> I’d raised on CO Birds. Always gracious.
>>>>
>>>> Gary Brower
>>>> Unincorporated Arapahoe County
>>>>
>>>> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Cobirders,
>>>>
>>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>>
>>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>>>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>>>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>>>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>>>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>>>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>>>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>>>> be missed greatly.
>>>>
>>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>>
>>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>>
>>>> Arvada
>>>>
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Date: 11/25/20 4:15 pm
From: Lea A Brown <lannisam...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
A huge loss for our birding community. I’m so sorry to hear this.

Bob reminded me about the first time we met Joe.

We were upstream from Kingfisher Bridge chasing a rare warbler in a thicket. I wish our memories could recall for sure, but our records indicate it could have been a Northern Parula, September 1991.

After a long unsuccessful search we were surprised when Joe popped up from the other side of the thicket searching for the same bird. He was in his blue hospital scrubs, face mask and all. Probably had just ducked out of a surgery as soon as he could.

It was somewhat of a humorous way to meet someone.

He related to birders of all levels. That was his gift for us.

RIP Joe Roller.


Lea Ann Brown, Bob Brown
Highlands Ranch







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> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> wrote:
>
> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
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Date: 11/25/20 4:15 pm
From: Walter Combs <wscombsjr...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Joe was special. I always enjoyed my time with him. He obvious love of
life was wonderful to experience. I will miss him.
Walt Combs

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 4:00 PM Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> wrote:

> Joe loved his birding stories and remembered a great deal of Colorado
> County firsts. His devotion to his wife, Maryanne, was heartwarming. I will
> miss his help & love of birding. RIP Joe.
>
> Diane Roberts
> Highlands Ranch, CO
>
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM linda hodges <hikerhodges...>
> wrote:
>
>> How heartbreaking; I had no idea he was ill.
>> Larry, you summed up Joe so well. He was always ready with a helping
>> hand, diplomatic response or "teachable moment". His laughter and sense of
>> humor will stay with me a very long while.
>>
>> *Linda Hodges*
>>
>> *Colorado Springs*
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM Gary Brower <grb4914...> wrote:
>>
>>> This is very sad.
>>>
>>> I never met Joe, but I received numerous emails from him on questions
>>> I’d raised on CO Birds. Always gracious.
>>>
>>> Gary Brower
>>> Unincorporated Arapahoe County
>>>
>>> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Cobirders,
>>>
>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>
>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>>> be missed greatly.
>>>
>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>
>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>
>>> Arvada
>>>
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Date: 11/25/20 4:14 pm
From: Wayne Wathen <wwathen...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I can't really add much from what was already said. He didn't was one of the good guys. Always kind and always helpful. It has been a while since I last saw him, which I think was at Warren Finch's memorial service. He too will be missed but not forgotten.

Wayne Wathen
Highlands Ranch
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Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news

Sad news indeed , we will miss him. Joe adopted me when I first arrived in Colorado in 2006 and quickly got me involved with CFO , DFO and the birding community and enjoyed many birding trips with him throughout Colorado as well as sharing rooms on birding trips to Sri-Lanka , Ecuador and Bolivia .Always had a sense of humor no matter how poor the birding was or the weather .

He will be missed .

John Drummond
Colorado Springs.

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news

Cobirders,
The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month.
I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.
Larry Modesitt
Arvada
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Date: 11/25/20 4:01 pm
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller
It was certainly sad to hear in the CoBirds messaging this evening of Joe Roller's passing. Joe was a wonderful guy and terrific birder; a true and cherished friend. Joe, it saddens me to have lost you, and I will miss you greatly.

I know that in my many years on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Field Ornithologists, Joe, a fellow Board member, was the among first colleagues that I would turn to for advice on tough issues. It was always sound and well-reasoned advice, and Joe's cool head helped moved the CFO on the path that it continues to this day as a fine organization. I must say that the DFO had to have prospered as well under his direction.

But, Joe was a great and tenacious field birder in Colorado as well. Be aware that he was number one on the state's eBird list. He would have been in sole possession of first place, but I think Norm Erthal caught him with this fall's Magnificent Frigatebird. There are so many warm and cherished memories that I have of Joe, it's hard to think of him as gone.

My deepest prayers go to Maryanne who I know will miss him so, and to his sons (and fellow Blue Devils).

Bill Kaempfer
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Date: 11/25/20 3:38 pm
From: 'John D' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Sad news indeed , we will miss him. Joe adopted me when I first arrived in Colorado in 2006 and  quickly got me involved with CFO , DFO and the birding community and enjoyed many birding trips with him throughout Colorado as well as sharing rooms on birding trips to Sri-Lanka , Ecuador and Bolivia .Always had a sense of humor no matter how poor the birding was or the weather .
He will be missed .
John DrummondColorado Springs.

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
To: Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Sent: Wed, Nov 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news

Cobirders,The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month. I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.Larry ModesittArvada--
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Date: 11/25/20 3:18 pm
From: David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I didn't know Joe personally but it sounds like the birding community and
world lost a great human. I've recieved numerous emails from him (as a
regional hotspot editor for eBird) about new hotspot suggestions usually
with encouraging words of affirmation, and he was always most helpful with
clarifying hotspot qualifications or suggestions for alternative names.


My condolences to his family.


David Tonnessen
Colorado Springs, CO
CU Boulder Student


On Wed, Nov 25, 2020, 4:00 PM Diane Roberts <samatha5760...> wrote:

> Joe loved his birding stories and remembered a great deal of Colorado
> County firsts. His devotion to his wife, Maryanne, was heartwarming. I will
> miss his help & love of birding. RIP Joe.
>
> Diane Roberts
> Highlands Ranch, CO
>
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM linda hodges <hikerhodges...>
> wrote:
>
>> How heartbreaking; I had no idea he was ill.
>> Larry, you summed up Joe so well. He was always ready with a helping
>> hand, diplomatic response or "teachable moment". His laughter and sense of
>> humor will stay with me a very long while.
>>
>> *Linda Hodges*
>>
>> *Colorado Springs*
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM Gary Brower <grb4914...> wrote:
>>
>>> This is very sad.
>>>
>>> I never met Joe, but I received numerous emails from him on questions
>>> I’d raised on CO Birds. Always gracious.
>>>
>>> Gary Brower
>>> Unincorporated Arapahoe County
>>>
>>> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Cobirders,
>>>
>>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>>
>>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>>> be missed greatly.
>>>
>>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>>> harder than he had all year.
>>>
>>> Larry Modesitt
>>>
>>> Arvada
>>>
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Date: 11/25/20 3:00 pm
From: Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
Joe loved his birding stories and remembered a great deal of Colorado
County firsts. His devotion to his wife, Maryanne, was heartwarming. I will
miss his help & love of birding. RIP Joe.

Diane Roberts
Highlands Ranch, CO

On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:52 PM linda hodges <hikerhodges...> wrote:

> How heartbreaking; I had no idea he was ill.
> Larry, you summed up Joe so well. He was always ready with a helping hand,
> diplomatic response or "teachable moment". His laughter and sense of humor
> will stay with me a very long while.
>
> *Linda Hodges*
>
> *Colorado Springs*
>
>
>
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM Gary Brower <grb4914...> wrote:
>
>> This is very sad.
>>
>> I never met Joe, but I received numerous emails from him on questions I’d
>> raised on CO Birds. Always gracious.
>>
>> Gary Brower
>> Unincorporated Arapahoe County
>>
>> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Cobirders,
>>
>> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
>> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
>> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
>> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
>> able to be with him for the past month.
>>
>> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
>> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
>> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
>> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
>> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
>> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
>> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
>> be missed greatly.
>>
>> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
>> harder than he had all year.
>>
>> Larry Modesitt
>>
>> Arvada
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Date: 11/25/20 2:52 pm
From: linda hodges <hikerhodges...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
How heartbreaking; I had no idea he was ill.
Larry, you summed up Joe so well. He was always ready with a helping hand,
diplomatic response or "teachable moment". His laughter and sense of humor
will stay with me a very long while.

*Linda Hodges*

*Colorado Springs*



On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:48 PM Gary Brower <grb4914...> wrote:

> This is very sad.
>
> I never met Joe, but I received numerous emails from him on questions I’d
> raised on CO Birds. Always gracious.
>
> Gary Brower
> Unincorporated Arapahoe County
>
> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
> wrote:
>
> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
> able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
> be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
> harder than he had all year.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>
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Date: 11/25/20 2:51 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
I've known Joe Roller since like the early 1990s, always a fun guy to be
around. Sad day for sure to hear this news.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO


On Wed, Nov 25, 2020 at 3:45 PM Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
wrote:

> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
> midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
> cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
> single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
> able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s
> how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
> birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
> folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
> his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
> Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
> medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
> be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
> harder than he had all year.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>
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Date: 11/25/20 2:48 pm
From: Gary Brower <grb4914...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news
This is very sad.

I never met Joe, but I received numerous emails from him on questions I’d raised on CO Birds. Always gracious.

Gary Brower
Unincorporated Arapahoe County

> On Nov 25, 2020, at 3:45 PM, Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...> wrote:
>
> Cobirders,
>
> The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always able to be with him for the past month.
>
> I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will be missed greatly.
>
> We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed harder than he had all year.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>
>
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Date: 11/25/20 2:45 pm
From: Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
Subject: [cobirds] Joe Roller sad news


Cobirders,

The very sad news is that Joe died last night of cancer just after
midnight. His wife Maryanne said that despite his pain, he was still
cracking jokes with the nurses yesterday morning. “He made me laugh every
single day,” she said. Either one of their boys, Dan and Tom, was always
able to be with him for the past month.

I was out running with my dog when Joe corralled us decades ago. That’s how
I became one of many people Joe introduced to birding. That led to us
birding together all over Colorado and the world. Joe’s love of teaching
folks about birds, almost always with a humorous insight, continued through
his illness. He was a valuable contributor to Denver Field Ornithologists,
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and the
medical community. There has never been anyone like Joe Roller, and he will
be missed greatly.

We can believe that last night just after midnight, St. Peter laughed
harder than he had all year.

Larry Modesitt

Arvada

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Date: 11/25/20 12:03 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Juv Black-legged Kittiwake Pueblo
There is a juvenile Black-legged Kittiwake off Sailboard launching area at
Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo County, currently.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 11/25/20 10:58 am
From: Pauli Driver-Smith <hollyhockfarms...>
Subject: [cobirds] Young Bald Eagle Weld County
I have a young Bald Eagle in one of my Maple trees along Weld County road 5, across from Highland lake near Mead. Has been there for about an hour now. Just surveying the road and the lake. At least one photographer spent some time taking pics of it. Doesn’t seem bothered by the traffic or the photographer.

The lake, like many in this area is really low. In this case, it is down to its natural spring fed level. I hear from the fishermen that the fishing is good, so maybe this one might get something. Doesn’t look though like it is that interested in working at the moment. 😉

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Highlandlake/Mead, Weld, Colorado

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Date: 11/25/20 10:01 am
From: 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Pine siskins?
Hi all

Sharp, pointy beak as well.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
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On Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 10:09:40 AM UTC-7 <caleb......>
wrote:

> Hi Amy!
> Yes, these are Pine Siskins :) Note the more petite, slender overall body
> shape and the yellow in the wings.
>
> *The birds are happy, and so am I*
> *~Caleb Alons, Larimer County*
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Date: 11/25/20 9:09 am
From: Caleb A <calebscotta...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Pine siskins?
Hi Amy!
Yes, these are Pine Siskins :) Note the more petite, slender overall body
shape and the yellow in the wings.

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Date: 11/25/20 8:52 am
From: S C <activecogirl...>
Subject: [cobirds] Saw Whet Owl
Has anyone seen a Saw Whet Owl in Colorado and if yes where is a good place
for me to look? Thanks :) --
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Date: 11/25/20 8:52 am
From: <nat.......> <nat.ann27...>
Subject: [cobirds] Owls in NoCO
It's that time of year where I feel a call to search for owls! I've been
seeing a pair of GHO often in my neighborhood and feel blessed!
I searched some old hangouts of Eastern Screech Owls in Larimer County
today with no luck. Has anyone else had any luck with ESOs in the area
recently?
Thanks,
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Date: 11/25/20 8:52 am
From: Geoff Stacks <glstacks...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Snow bunting at CCSP, Arapahoe County
Harris's sparrow (Oct. 20)
Field sparrow (Oct. 16)

On Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 3:14:02 PM UTC-6 Eric DeFonso wrote:

> So in less than 2 months, Pelican Point has now had
>
> Nelson's Sparrow
> Magnificent Frigatebird
> Snow Bunting
>
> Did I miss anything? Even if not, that's a pretty fun assortment.
>
> Eric
>
> -------
> Eric DeFonso
> near Lyons, Boulder County, CO
>
>
> On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 1:17 PM Mary Keithler <mkei......> wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Snow bunting continues at Pelican Point at Cherry Creek State Park.
>> Found by Buzz Schaumberg this morning. Walking along the beach past the
>> parking lot and before the inlet area.
>>
>> Mary Keithler, Arapahoe County near CCSP
>>
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Date: 11/25/20 8:08 am
From: Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pine siskins?
Just hoping you all can confirm (or correct) my ID of pine siskin on these? (I’m pretty much always wrong when it comes to the finches. LOL)

Thanks so much!

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Date: 11/24/20 1:12 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Colorado CBC Update
The following Colorado Christmas Bird Counts have been cancelled for
2020-21.

Denver
Eagle Valley
Flagler
Lake Isabel
Spanish Peaks
Sterling

I'm guessing there are more. If you know of any others that have been
cancelled please let me know. Many other counts are full, with their
regular participants, and can't have anyone else join their count this
year. To check what circles are open go to 121st Christmas Bird Count: Map
of Active Circles (arcgis.com)
<https://audubon.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=ac275eeb01434cedb1c5dcd0fd3fc7b4>

There's always a chance that a count that was planned to happen, may not
happen when Dec 14 to Jan 5 comes. It is best to check with the compiler
of the count, for updates.

Brandon Percival
CBC Regional Editor for Colorado
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 11/24/20 12:29 pm
From: Patrick O'Driscoll <patodrisk...>
Subject: [cobirds] A Harris's Sparrow in the backyard (Denver Co)
Some snow days I guess it pays to bird at home, even when you live 2 doors
down from busy Colfax Avenue in east-central Denver.

Besides visits from a couple of dozen juncos, a rare (for my yard) Spotted
Towhee, Cedar Waxwings across the street, a Cooper's Hawk in the tree,
about peanut-hungry 70 crows and 10 other species, I just discovered this
first-winter Harris's Sparrow rooting around for its lunch in the snow
beneath my lilac bush out back.

[image: image.png]
I tossed birdseed out there last night before the snow so the snowbirds
would have something to scratch around for, but I never thought a new
yardbird like this would show up.

Good birding,

Patrick O'Driscoll
Denver

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Date: 11/24/20 9:58 am
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Redpoll - SW Denver, Denver Co.
Just had a female COMMON REDPOLL show up at our feeders (Tues., 24 Nov'20 /
Athmar Park neighborhood, SW Denver, Denver Co.), so keep your eyes open on
this snowy day. In addition, the immature HARRIS'S SPARROW that showed up
last week is still around. Guess I didn't need to drive all the way out to
Bonny for some good birds (plus this shouldn't inadvertently trigger a water
law debate).



Good Birding & Happy Thanksgiving,

Doug

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Date: 11/23/20 8:41 pm
From: Brian Johnson <buntingrobinjay...>
Subject: [cobirds] Cassin's Finch, Arapahoe County, Scoters also contuie
This morning I went birding along the South Platte Mary Carter Greenway, my
patch, and at the Northern Wildlife area I found a female Cassin's Finch
with a large mixed group of House Finches, American Tree Sparrows and a
Song Sparrow. I have not yet found a Cassin's in this area over the years
so it was exiting to discover one. Probably came down from the mountains
which are not far for a bird. This was the northern end of the Northern
Wildlife area near a small split rail fence with a keep out of area sign,
warning of weed control. Northern Wildlife area can be reached by either
parking at the Carson Nature Center and walking north or at Reynold's
Landing and walking south, you can't drive to it.
At the near by South Platte Reservoir the Surf and White Winged Scoters
continue also.
Good birding,
Brian Johnson,
Englewood CO

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Date: 11/23/20 8:33 pm
From: 'Cathy Sheeter' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Gulling at Aurora Reservoir - You win some, you lose some... Arapahoe County
Doh - that should be AURORA Reservoir in Arapahoe County... obviously I
need sleep....

On Monday, November 23, 2020 at 9:31:37 PM UTC-7 Cathy Sheeter wrote:

> I posted several months ago about purchasing a pass to Aurora Reservoir.
> And I have used it as much as my time allowed - seven visits since the end
> of September. At the time I purchased the pass, I was sure I would be
> turning up cool gulls left and right if I just put a bit of time into it!
> And Gull numbers there are impressive! At times I have estimated 10-15,000
> gulls hanging out in the middle of the reservoir, with a few thousand more
> on the shorelines. Those are honestly probably drastic undercounts. I
> have watched streams of gulls in mass for 15-30 minutes at a time as they
> return from the landfill. It has been educational to me to watch a shift
> from fall when California Gulls rivaled Ring-billed in numbers, to recent
> visits where 99% are Ring-billed. And I have looked.... and looked.... and
> looked... and looked... (I think I have a scope tan at this point) and
> found absolutely not a single "rare" gull....in all of my visits. As a
> matter of fact, not even a single Bonaparte's (while Cherry Creek SP 15
> miles away has many). I am not sure if it is the warm fall, or I am just
> not there at the right time of day (mostly in the mornings), but after
> those seven trips my gull list includes only seven totally expected species
> - Ring-billed, California, Franklin's, Herring, Iceland (Thayer's), Lesser
> Black-backed, and Sabine's. Everything other than California and
> Ring-billed have been less than 15 individuals of each total over all
> visits- 15 HERG, 8 FRGU, 4 LBBG, 2 THGU, 3 SAGU. Of course this doesn't
> mean there are not rare gulls there... I can not really see the ones out in
> the middle of the reservoir and colder weather, or some ice, may bring in
> some more interesting sightings later in the winter, but they will have to
> be found by others, as I leave for Arizona next week and will be out there
> all winter. Bon voyage Gulls of Arapahoe Reservoir....until we meet again!
>
> I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy Holiday season!
>
> Cathy Sheeter
> Arapahoe County
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Date: 11/23/20 8:31 pm
From: 'Cathy Sheeter' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gulling at Arapahoe Reservoir - You win some, you lose some... Arapahoe County
I posted several months ago about purchasing a pass to Aurora Reservoir.
And I have used it as much as my time allowed - seven visits since the end
of September. At the time I purchased the pass, I was sure I would be
turning up cool gulls left and right if I just put a bit of time into it!
And Gull numbers there are impressive! At times I have estimated 10-15,000
gulls hanging out in the middle of the reservoir, with a few thousand more
on the shorelines. Those are honestly probably drastic undercounts. I
have watched streams of gulls in mass for 15-30 minutes at a time as they
return from the landfill. It has been educational to me to watch a shift
from fall when California Gulls rivaled Ring-billed in numbers, to recent
visits where 99% are Ring-billed. And I have looked.... and looked.... and
looked... and looked... (I think I have a scope tan at this point) and
found absolutely not a single "rare" gull....in all of my visits. As a
matter of fact, not even a single Bonaparte's (while Cherry Creek SP 15
miles away has many). I am not sure if it is the warm fall, or I am just
not there at the right time of day (mostly in the mornings), but after
those seven trips my gull list includes only seven totally expected species
- Ring-billed, California, Franklin's, Herring, Iceland (Thayer's), Lesser
Black-backed, and Sabine's. Everything other than California and
Ring-billed have been less than 15 individuals of each total over all
visits- 15 HERG, 8 FRGU, 4 LBBG, 2 THGU, 3 SAGU. Of course this doesn't
mean there are not rare gulls there... I can not really see the ones out in
the middle of the reservoir and colder weather, or some ice, may bring in
some more interesting sightings later in the winter, but they will have to
be found by others, as I leave for Arizona next week and will be out there
all winter. Bon voyage Gulls of Arapahoe Reservoir....until we meet again!

I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy Holiday season!

Cathy Sheeter
Arapahoe County

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Date: 11/23/20 7:32 pm
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bonny Reservoir Missing!!
Can someone please forward me the number for McGruff the Crime Dog? I
headed out to Bonny Reservoir today and it was missing!! I now know Kansas
has been found guilty of the crime. It had been 20+ years since I had been
out there so headed out on a whim this morning (Mon. 23 Nov'20) as I wanted
to catch up with some old Eastern friends and re-familiarize myself with the
area, so imagine my surprise when I pulled into the now South Republican SWA
(Yuma. Co., CO). Honestly felt like I'd wandered into an episode of The
Walking Dead - very weird. Habitat still looks good, maybe improving, and
seems to me a lot more land and public access has been added towards Hale
Ponds, so all-in-all a good trade for birders, but have to imagine this was
a major blow to the local economy.



While I did bump into a few of my "Eastern friends", the bird of the day was
an adult male WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER in the old Foster's Grove Campground.
Initially figured it was probably a Yellow-bellied as the first glimpse was
a dark silhouette buried deep in a juniper (revealed itself only by its
tapping), but then it moved to an exposed perch for an excellent view -
unmistakable!! Records Committee report will be forthcoming.



As for the "Easterners", scads of EASTERN BLUEBIRDs, more RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKERs than I ever remember out there (at almost every stop), an
"Eastern" WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH (also Foster's Grove CG), and finally a
nice female NORTHERN CARDINAL (these guys used to be very tough to dig out).
Missed "Yellow-shafted" Flicker and good numbers of sparrows - generally
pretty quiet - but a good day. If interested, my "Bonny" list below is a
compilation of stops out to Hale Ponds, but will split out when I eventually
get to entering into eBird. If you have any questions on locations, please
let me know separately.



Happy Thanksgiving,

Doug

Denver



23 November 2020 "Bonny Reservoir" (aka South Republican SWA), Yuma Co., CO

Eurasian Collar-Dove - 2

Golden Eagle - 2 imm

Northern Harrier - 2

Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1

Cooper's Hawk - 1 ad

Bald Eagle - 1a 1i

Red-tailed Hawk - 6

Rough-legged Hawk - 2

Ferruginous Hawk - 1 (just north of the HW 385 turnoff)

Belted Kingfisher - 1

WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER - 1 ad m

Red-bellied Woodpecker - 7

Downy Woodpecker - 2

Northern Flicker - 8

American Kestrel - 4

Blue Jay - 4

Black-billed Magpie - 2

Black-capped Chickadee - 0 (Not a typo!!)

Horned Lark - 4

White-breasted Nuthatch - 1 "Eastern"

European Starling - 5

Eastern Bluebird - 65

Mountain Bluebird - 5

Townsend's Solitaire - 8

American Robin - 60

Cedar Waxwing - 2

American Goldfinch - 20

American Tree Sparrow - 3

Dark-eyed Junco - 11 "Slate-colored"

- 7 "Oregon"

- 6 "Pink-sided"

White-crowned Sparrow - 4 "Gamble's"

Song Sparrow - 4

Spotted Towhee - 2

Western Meadowlark - 5

Red-winged Blackbird - 5

Northern Cardinal - 1 f



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Date: 11/23/20 7:03 pm
From: Joey Kellner <vireo1...>
Subject: [cobirds] 2020 Denver Christmas Bird Count
The National Audubon Society (NAS) is leaving the decision to hold or not hold a given Christmas Bird Count (CBC) to the individual count Compilers. Should a Compiler decide to hold a CBC, certain NAS guidelines are required to be followed and Compilers are to follow and enforce all state and local restrictions. National Audubon also stated that should a Compiler decide to cancel this year, “There will be little to no impact on the scientific value of the Christmas Bird Count by missing a count season.”

I have requested and received input from my many (upwards of 50) Area and/or DFO Leaders on the Denver CBC…these are the people that help coordinate the ~160 volunteers that execute the Denver CBC. I have weighed their thoughts, suggestions and concerns.

As the Compiler for the Denver CBC, I have made the decision to cancel this year’s Denver CBC.

I would also feel terrible if someone ended up in the hospital (or worse yet, in the hospital and on a ventilator) and missed the holidays with their loved ones…when, per National Audubon above, it REALLY wasn’t necessary.

I encourage people to continue to report their winter sightings via eBird, we just won’t be gathering, birding together and compiling sightings within the 15-mile diameter Denver CBC circle this year.

I hope you all understand and I sincerely hope everyone has a WONDERFUL holiday season this year and that you will all remain healthy and safe and be able to help with the Denver CBC next year. 😊

Thank you all for your support.

Joey.


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Littleton, Colorado
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Date: 11/23/20 11:38 am
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Short-billed Dowitcher, Lake Loveland (Larimer) - NOT
The plumage and vocalizations of this bird have been discussed on Advanced Birding Facebook Page and consensus is that it is a Long-billed Dowitcher, which is also much more likely given the date and location. The bird was reported at the same location this morning.

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO


> On Nov 22, 2020, at 11:22 AM, Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...> wrote:
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> Currently with a dozen killdeer in northwest inlet mud flats by swim beach. Confirmed by extensive white in tail, flat back. I also recorded a flight call but just a single note. A late Franklins Gull is here also.
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Date: 11/23/20 10:51 am
From: 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Varied Thrush in Weld County
Hi all

We met up with John and Kelly--could not relocate--but Kelly has excellent
photos! We drive around the town (not big at all if you come). We'll try
later today (and the next and the next ...). Thanks for the tip Bill.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland


On Monday, November 23, 2020 at 10:44:55 AM UTC-7 William Kaempfer wrote:

> John Vanderpoel called me to say that he had just (about 10:30 a.m. on
> 11/23) had a Varied Thrush in Nunn, Weld County, at a park at Lincoln and 4
> th. Might have flown north a bit.
>
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> Bill Kaempfer
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Date: 11/23/20 9:44 am
From: William H Kaempfer <William.Kaempfer...>
Subject: [cobirds] Varied Thrush in Weld County
John Vanderpoel called me to say that he had just (about 10:30 a.m. on 11/23) had a Varied Thrush in Nunn, Weld County, at a park at Lincoln and 4th. Might have flown north a bit.

Bill Kaempfer
Safety Harbor FL


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Date: 11/23/20 9:29 am
From: 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Weekend Birding/Weld

Hi all

Great weather for birding. Saturday I did full Raptor Alley tour and saw:

- Prairie Falcon - 5
- Ferruginous Hawk - 3
- Bald Eagle - 4
- Red-tailed Hawk - 11
- American Kestrel - 13
- Rough-legged Hawk - 1
- Golden Eagle - 2
- UNID buteo - 2

Other species: 19 total, highlights include Common Raven (4); two very
cooperative, roadside Downy Woodpecker; Lapland Longspur (1).

Sunday I did Windsor Reservoir, Windsor Lake, Cozzens Lake, Crom Lake and
Woods Lake. If you want large quantity of birds Windsor Reservoir (new
overlook area), Cozzens Lake and Woods Lake have huge numbers geese, gull
and waterfowl. I saw about 200+ Snow Goose at Windsor Reservoir and Woods
Lake. Must have been about 15 Herring Gull at Windsor Lake and many more at
Windsor Reservoir. Crom Lake had a Greater White-fronted Goose.

Photos at link below.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
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Date: 11/23/20 9:21 am
From: Mary Kay Waddington <waddingtonmk...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] White crown on junco?
Amy,

Those are sheaths on new feathers growing in. A Junco should have finished
its Fall molt by October, so I'm guessing this bird lost a bunch of head
feathers at one time (accident, close call w/ an accipiter, whatever) and
is now growing them back.

Mary Kay Waddington

On Mon, Nov 23, 2020 at 10:01 AM Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...>
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> Please forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I spotted this little
> guy this morning. Being a bird, he wasn’t exactly holding still for his
> impromptu portrait session, so most of my photos are blurry. But I did
> manage to get these two.
>
> What I’m wondering is, do you think that crown just some foreign matter
> (ie, dirt or bird droppings), or a normal color variation, or is it
> indication of a problem/illness? Or maybe none of the above.
>
> Thanks so much!
> Amy Roberts
> Fort Collins
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Date: 11/23/20 9:01 am
From: Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...>
Subject: [cobirds] White crown on junco?
Please forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I spotted this little guy this morning. Being a bird, he wasn’t exactly holding still for his impromptu portrait session, so most of my photos are blurry. But I did manage to get these two.

What I’m wondering is, do you think that crown just some foreign matter (ie, dirt or bird droppings), or a normal color variation, or is it indication of a problem/illness? Or maybe none of the above.

Thanks so much!
Amy Roberts
Fort Collins
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Date: 11/22/20 10:19 pm
From: Joe Kipper <joe.kipper28...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Will the Gyrfalcon Return?
Mitchell,
I live fairly close to the Gyrfalcon's usual winter hangout in Larimer
County and have been checking in to see if the bird is around multiple
times a week. Nothing so far, but I am hoping that the individual is still
alive. Hoping for its return and knowing there's a chance of refinding the
Gyrfalcon makes birding in the area a little more exciting and motivates me
to get out. Good luck to all winter raptor watchers!!
Joe Kipper
Fort Collins

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> I thought I'd ask if anyone has been on the lookout for the Gyrfalcon
> that's visited the Larimer County Landfill the last two years. Looks like
> it's late based on last year's schedule, but it wasn't seen until December
> the year before. I wonder if it's waiting for colder weather to roll in?
>
> Mitchell Bailey
> Arapahoe County
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Date: 11/22/20 8:55 pm
From: Tina Jones <tjcalliope...>
Subject: [cobirds] Geese and Scaup, Fort Logan Cemetery ,Denver,11/22
Hi All,

I have been wondering when I would see Greater Scaup at the Cemetery. Well today, 11/22 I saw 1, male, and 1, female Greater Scaup at Fort Logan Cemetery. They were next to a Lesser Scaup and you could really see the difference between the shape of the head.

Lot's of Canada Geese. There has been up to 2 juvenile Snow Geese in the Cemetery. The Cemetery is on S. Sheridan, [with W. Quincy to the south and highway 285 to the north of the Cemetery. As one enters the Cemetery there is a first pond right next to the entrance, and if you continue east on the road you come to your next pond. Birds fly back and forth from pond to pond. Keep your eyes open for Greater White-fronted Goose. I have not seen one yet but they show up at the Cemetery usually every other year.

Happy Birding,
Tina Jones
Littleton, Jefferson County, CO

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Date: 11/22/20 6:34 pm
From: <mitchellba......> <mitchellbailey.civil...>
Subject: [cobirds] Will the Gyrfalcon Return?
I thought I'd ask if anyone has been on the lookout for the Gyrfalcon
that's visited the Larimer County Landfill the last two years. Looks like
it's late based on last year's schedule, but it wasn't seen until December
the year before. I wonder if it's waiting for colder weather to roll in?

Mitchell Bailey
Arapahoe County

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Date: 11/22/20 6:27 pm
From: <preston......> <preston.sowell...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-necked grebe - McIntosh Reservior - still present today
If anyone is interesting in seeing the Red-necked grebe at McIntosh
reservoir, the bird was present as of about 2pm this afternoon. It was not
associating with any of the other birds on the lake and was feeding on shad
along the southern shoreline when we found it. There were Western and
Pied-billed grebes on the water too, but they were all at the west end of
the lake.

There are a couple of photos of the bird on my Ebird checklist:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S76563921

It appears to be a juvenile bird.

Preston
Boulder, CO

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Date: 11/22/20 1:14 pm
From: Eric DeFonso <bay.wren...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Snow bunting at CCSP, Arapahoe County
So in less than 2 months, Pelican Point has now had

Nelson's Sparrow
Magnificent Frigatebird
Snow Bunting

Did I miss anything? Even if not, that's a pretty fun assortment.

Eric

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On Sun, Nov 22, 2020 at 1:17 PM Mary Keithler <mkeithler...> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> Snow bunting continues at Pelican Point at Cherry Creek State Park. Found
> by Buzz Schaumberg this morning. Walking along the beach past the parking
> lot and before the inlet area.
>
> Mary Keithler, Arapahoe County near CCSP
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Date: 11/22/20 12:17 pm
From: Mary Keithler <mkeithler...>
Subject: [cobirds] Snow bunting at CCSP, Arapahoe County
Hi all,

Snow bunting continues at Pelican Point at Cherry Creek State Park. Found by Buzz Schaumberg this morning. Walking along the beach past the parking lot and before the inlet area.

Mary Keithler, Arapahoe County near CCSP

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Date: 11/22/20 12:01 pm
From: Ken Wat <watken76...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Snow Bunting at Pelican Point CCSP Arapahoe
Snow Bunting is currently at Pelican Point (1pm).

Ken Wat
Aurora

On Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 12:18 PM Meg Reck <m.reck1027...> wrote:

> Snow Bunting found this morning by Buzz S , I believe, is still along
> water’s edge near the point
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Date: 11/22/20 11:18 am
From: Meg Reck <m.reck1027...>
Subject: [cobirds] Snow Bunting at Pelican Point CCSP Arapahoe
Snow Bunting found this morning by Buzz S , I believe, is still along water’s edge near the point

Meg Reck
Arapahoe

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Date: 11/22/20 11:05 am
From: Eric Storms <ericbs1975...>
Subject: [cobirds] Long tailed duck - chatfield
Make currently being seen at far end of roxburough cove. Frequently diving.
Good views from small sand spit in east shore en rout to delta. Can
probably be see well from marina sand spit.

Eric storms
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Date: 11/22/20 10:22 am
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Short-billed Dowitcher, Lake Loveland (Larimer)
Currently with a dozen killdeer in northwest inlet mud flats by swim beach. Confirmed by extensive white in tail, flat back. I also recorded a flight call but just a single note. A late Franklins Gull is here also.


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Fort Collins.

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Date: 11/22/20 7:05 am
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] El Paso County Bay-breasted Warbler 11/22
El Paso County Bay-breasted Warbler still here at Fountain Creek Regional
Park, at the sewer ponds, north side of park

Brandon K. Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 11/21/20 5:30 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Snow Geese over Littleton, Arapahoe 11/21
This evening at sunset a flock of about 140 Snow Geese passed east over the St. Mary Church area in Littleton. A large number, and only occasionally seen flying over town.

David Suddjian
Ken Caryl Valley
Littleton CO

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Date: 11/21/20 1:39 pm
From: David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bay-breasted Warbler, El Paso County
For those not on Facebook, there is a Bay-breasted Warbler (initially IDed
as Pine Warbler) catching bugs at a concrete rectangular sewage pit behind
a chain link fence just south of the Willow Springs parking lot in Fountain
Creek Regional Park. It was found by Virginia Maynard this morning and has
continued through the afternoon.


Good birding,
David Tonnessen
Colorado Springs, CO

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Date: 11/21/20 1:38 pm
From: David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bay-breasted Warbler, El Paso County
For those not on Facebook, there is a Bay-breasted Warbler (first initially
IDed as Pine Warbler) catching bugs at a concrete rectangular sewage pit
behind a chain link fence just south of the Willow Springs parking lot in
Fountain Creek Regional Park. It was found by Virginia Maynard this morning
and has continued through the afternoon.


Good birding,
David Tonnessen
Colorado Springs, CO

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Date: 11/21/20 11:43 am
From: <mitchellba......> <mitchellbailey.civil...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bufflehead x Common Goldeneye
I just found a hybrid Bufflehead and Common Goldeneye at Walker Road Gravel
Pond near Franktown. It's not really hanging out with either of the two
species, and is diving pretty often. I figured some people might be
interested in it. I didn't even know they hybridized! Photos included here.
<https://ebird.org/checklist/S76504465>

Mitchell Bailey
Arapahoe County

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Date: 11/21/20 11:15 am
From: Gary Ackert <garyackert2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: An explanation how European Golden-Plover made it to Maxwell NWR, NM
Is ti still there?


On Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 10:06:50 AM UTC-7 <rori......>
wrote:

>
>
> As reported by television station KRQE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, on
> October 1st, 2020, a European Golden-Plover was discovered at Maxwell
> National Wildlife Refuge, twenty five miles south of the Colorado border.
>
> The core of the European Golden-Plover breeding range extends from Iceland
> across northern Europe to central Russia, and its winter range is from
> Great Britain, western Europe and north Africa to Asia. Significant numbers
> of Golden-Plovers that breed in Iceland, which would be the closest
> breeding range to North America, originated from their wintering grounds in
> Great Britain, western Europe, and western North Africa.
>
> It is known that some spring migrants heading to Iceland become
> disoriented and instead of landing in Iceland, and with the help from the
> prevailing north-east winds, will continue until they find the first land.
> Many times this would be North America, mainly Newfoundland, Canada, where
> most of the European Golden-Plovers have been recorded. Where they go after
> that is not known; however it is strongly suspected the Golden-Plovers
> that make first land in the Canadian polar latitudes would then be aided in
> traveling further west by an east-to-west prevailing winds. It is also
> thought that since there are very few European Golden Plover records in
> Alaska, that those Alaskan records could actually have been birds
> originating as Iceland-Greenland over shoots and not from individuals
> drifting over from Asia. It is unlikely therefore that the Maxwell NWR
> European Golden-Plover originated from Asia.
>
> Now let us assume, by whatever route, a European Golden-Plover made its
> way to the central interior of Canada during summer. Food is abundant and
> there are other shorebirds around sharing information. Since most of its
> needs are met, there would be little advantage continuing to fly further
> west particularly over those forbidding Rocky Mountains. Summer is now
> winding down, food is becoming scarce, frost is entering the ground and the
> Golden-Plover’s internal biology is suggesting that it is time to move
> south. Following the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains offers a
> reasonable path south. After many stops for food and rest the plover flies
> over the Colorado-New Mexico border, starts descending and shortly has
> landed at Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge, where many cameras are now
> authenticating its presence. This incredible sighting represents the first
> interior record for North America, the first record for New Mexico, and the
> almost first record for Colorado.
>
> Sources:
> Howell, N. G. Ian Lewington, Will Russell. 2014. *Rare Birds of North
> America. *Princeton University Press. 41 William Street, Princeton, New
> Jersey.
>
> Newton. 2008. *The Migration Ecology of Birds*. Academic Press: London
>
> Bob Righter
> Denver CO
>
>

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Date: 11/21/20 11:11 am
From: Woodcreeper29 <Woodcreeper29...>
Subject: [cobirds] Jumbo res and Tamarack Ranch Logan cnty
All
I spent the day birding Jumbo and Tamarack Ranch yesterday. Of interest there was a Long-tailed Duck on Jumbo on the Sedgwick side. It was quite hard to see with the tens of thousands of Snow Geese on the res.
In the town of Crook there were two Mountain Chickadees. I also had two Gray Catbirds at Tamarack Ranch.
Interestingly there was a real lack of passerines along the river no robins or blue jays. Very few sparrows at all.
On the res there was a lack of diving ducks only a few goldeneye and bufflehead.
Cheers
Steve Larson
Northglenn

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Date: 11/21/20 10:48 am
From: Dale Pate <dalelpate...>
Subject: [cobirds] Scoters at South Platte Reservoir
Looks like one of the Scoters I initially IDed yesterday as a White-winged
Scoter is actually a Surf Scoter. They were still there this morning.

Dale Pate
Littleton, CO

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Date: 11/21/20 10:47 am
From: Gary Ackert <garyackert2...>
Subject: [cobirds] Directions to Winter Wren
How do we get to where the winter wren is being seen?

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Date: 11/21/20 9:06 am
From: Robert Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] An explanation how European Golden-Plover made it to Maxwell NWR, NM


As reported by television station KRQE, Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 1st, 2020, a European Golden-Plover was discovered at Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge, twenty five miles south of the Colorado border.

The core of the European Golden-Plover breeding range extends from Iceland across northern Europe to central Russia, and its winter range is from Great Britain, western Europe and north Africa to Asia. Significant numbers of Golden-Plovers that breed in Iceland, which would be the closest breeding range to North America, originated from their wintering grounds in Great Britain, western Europe, and western North Africa.

It is known that some spring migrants heading to Iceland become disoriented and instead of landing in Iceland, and with the help from the prevailing north-east winds, will continue until they find the first land. Many times this would be North America, mainly Newfoundland, Canada, where most of the European Golden-Plovers have been recorded. Where they go after that is not known; however it is strongly suspected the Golden-Plovers that make first land in the Canadian polar latitudes would then be aided in traveling further west by an east-to-west prevailing winds. It is also thought that since there are very few European Golden Plover records in Alaska, that those Alaskan records could actually have been birds originating as Iceland-Greenland over shoots and not from individuals drifting over from Asia. It is unlikely therefore that the Maxwell NWR European Golden-Plover originated from Asia.

Now let us assume, by whatever route, a European Golden-Plover made its way to the central interior of Canada during summer. Food is abundant and there are other shorebirds around sharing information. Since most of its needs are met, there would be little advantage continuing to fly further west particularly over those forbidding Rocky Mountains. Summer is now winding down, food is becoming scarce, frost is entering the ground and the Golden-Plover’s internal biology is suggesting that it is time to move south. Following the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains offers a reasonable path south. After many stops for food and rest the plover flies over the Colorado-New Mexico border, starts descending and shortly has landed at Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge, where many cameras are now authenticating its presence. This incredible sighting represents the first interior record for North America, the first record for New Mexico, and the almost first record for Colorado.

Sources:
Howell, N. G. Ian Lewington, Will Russell. 2014. Rare Birds of North America. Princeton University Press. 41 William Street, Princeton, New Jersey.

Newton. 2008. The Migration Ecology of Birds. Academic Press: London

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 11/20/20 6:55 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd73...>
Subject: [cobirds] Geese galore at Waneka Lake, Boulder County
Hey, everybody.

If you're looking for something to do during the upcoming "safer at home"
Thanksgiving week, consider a jaunt over to Waneka Lake, eastern Boulder
County, providing excellent opportunity for study of diversity in the
subfamily Anserinae.

For example, this hatch-year *greater white-fronted goose,* which Hannah
Floyd pointed out to me yesterday, Thurs., Nov. 19, at Waneka Lake:

[image: 01 GWFG.jpg]

Also in the flock yesterday at Waneka Lake was this duo of hatch-year *snow
geese:*

[image: 02 SnGo.jpg]

Earlier in the week, these beautiful adult *Ross geese* were at Waneka Lake:

[image: 03 RoGo.jpg]

There are some hybrids in the big flock, like this presumptive *snow goose
x cackling goose* seen yesterday at Waneka Lake:

[image: 04 CacG x SnGo.jpg]

And, of course, there are tons--literally tons--of "white-cheeked geese"
out there. Canada geese in the low hundreds and cackling geese well into
the four digits.

Here's a for-sure Canada goose from yesterday, and I believe this one,
based on bill size and structure + overall heft, is a "big ugly" or *"giant"
Canada goose,* eBird taxon *moffitti*/*maxima*:

[image: 05 CanG-maxima.jpg]

Most of the Canada geese out there, though, appear to be of the eBird taxon
*canadensis*, which I consider to be *parvipes*, the *"lesser" Canada
goose.* Birds like this one, seen yesterday at Waneka Lake:

[image: 06 CanG-parvipes.jpg]

Finally, the cackling geese. Oh man. They are legion. Most are, I
assume, *"Richardson"
cackling geese* of the nominate subspecies *hutchinsii*. Birds like this
one, seen yesterday at Hecla Pond:

[image: 07 CacG-hutchinsii.jpg]

But a handful, perhaps actually a rather large handful, are, I believe,
candidate *"Taverner" cackling geese,* *Branta hutchinsii taverneri*, birds
like this one yesterday at Hecla Pond:

[image: 08 CacG-taverneri.jpg]

A final thought. If geese aren't your thing, there's so much more to see at
Waneka Lake and nearby Greenlee Preserve, Thomas Open Space, Waneka
Landing, and Hecla Pond. For example, this *white-throated sparrow,*
photographed this sunny Fri. morning, Nov. 20, at Greenlee Preserve:

[image: 09 WTSp.jpg]

The bird has been at the preserve's feeding station for more than a month
now.

If you visit Waneka Lake & vicinity, please bear in mind that the site is
being heavily visited during the pandemic. Wear a mask, and be cognizant of
the many other folks using the park.

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 11/20/20 6:02 pm
From: Jeff Kehoe <jeff.kehoe...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Sandhill Cranes, Larimer County
Thanks for the tip. I went up there this morning and found about 200 still
around!

On Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 9:32:17 PM UTC-7 Libby wrote:

> At about 9 am this morning at the intersection north of Fort Collins of
> County Roads 19 and 80, where there are huge fields on either side of the
> road of corn stubble, we saw many groups of sandhill cranes feeding,
> perhaps up to 4-500 in all the fields. Driving back by these fields from
> Red Mountain Open Space at 4:30 pm, we were surprisingly treated to all of
> them lifting off and flying in unorganized groups towards the south. In the
> distance we could see them forming one big group, waving across the horizon.
>
> My question is this: do they migrate at night now, or will they find a
> place to roost again for the night? This was a magnificent experience
> seeing all those cranes lift off for us unexpectedly.
>
> Libby Edwards
> Fort Collins
> Larimer County

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Date: 11/20/20 1:26 pm
From: <hiker......> <hikerhodges...>
Subject: [cobirds] The future of birding at Chico Basin Ranch, El Paso/Pueblo Counties


Fellow birders,

The future of birding at Chico Basin Ranch remains unclear.

The State Land Board staff (SLB) announced, in their November board packet,
that public access to Chico Basin Ranch would not be allowed once the
current lease expires in 2024.

With that in mind, the commissioners voted last week to allow Aiken Audubon
and/or other organizations to hold (purchase) a "layered lease" on Chico,
which would offer access to birders on specific dates. The cost would be
negotiated, and liability insurance would be required. Current leases on
another SLB-owned ranch, with only 3 or 4 annual visits, range from $2500
to $5000.

Bird-banding would require a separate lease, though the SLB may not charge
for that lease as it provides scientific data. The Phillips family (lessee)
currently pays the annual $7200 banding fee to Bird Conservancy of the
Rockies, which would need to be covered by other organizations in the
future.

Aiken Audubon is looking into the possibility of holding a layered lease.
While the cost and logistical challenges of such a lease are still unknown,
we are cautiously optimistic that, with partners, birding can continue on
the ranch.

Discussions on whether Chico will be divided into separate parcels or kept
intact will begin in January. Aiken will once again be asking birders to
come out in numbers to comment in favor of keeping the ranch as one parcel,
with one manager. We believe this would best protect the ranch’s
conservation values as well as limit habitat fragmentation, one of
wildlife’s greatest concerns.

Linda Hodges
Conservation Chair

Aiken Audubon Society



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Date: 11/20/20 11:31 am
From: Dale Pate <dalelpate...>
Subject: [cobirds] 2 White-winged Scoters
Seen this morning at South Platte Reservoir on the Arapahoe Co. side.

Dale Pate
Littleton, CO

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Date: 11/20/20 10:44 am
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: Pawnee National Grassland CBC Interest/Weld
I’m interested in participating Gary. I should be free 12/26. I have work 12/16 and 12/23 but might take off one or both days.

Nick Komar

> On Nov 19, 2020, at 1:41 PM, 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...> wrote:
>
> 
> Hi all
>
> Perhaps to entice more participants for the upcoming four Pawnee NG CBCs: Snow Bunting recently photoed in Nunn CBC circle (11/15). eBird list with photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76307412
>
> :-)
>
> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>
>> On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 12:24:51 PM UTC-7 <mrse......> wrote:
>> I would be interested in doing one of the later three.
>>
>> Chris Selvig
>> Colorado Springs
>>
>>> On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 2:46:13 PM UTC-7 <colorad......> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi all
>>>
>>> Reaching out here to ascertain participation interest, in this era of COVID, for our four Pawnee CBCs. I am designing sections to be able to meet rules below.
>>> 12/16 Crow Valley (New)
>>>
>>> 12/23 Pawnee Buttes (New)
>>>
>>> 12/26 Nunn
>>>
>>> 1/2 Stoneham
>>>
>>> Tentative Friends of the Pawnee National Grassland CBC Rules of Engagement:
>>> Limited number of participants to reduce COVID risk and accomplish the count
>>> We will be asking all participants to follow State of Colorado and Weld County mask and distancing rules
>>> There will be no in-person gatherings, so no countdown dinners or compilation meet-ups
>>> Social distancing and masking is required in the field
>>> Equipment (binoculars, scopes, clipboards, etc.) is not to be shared except within your family group or social pod
>>> There will be only one family group or social pod per assigned section of a CBC
>>> If you are feeling sick, have a temperature or are showing COVID-19 symptoms within 48 hours of your start time, stay home
>>> Carpooling may only occur within existing family or social pod groups
>>> As an example, I will be covering an assigned section by myself. An existing family or social pod would cover an assigned section by themselves.
>>>
>>> If you wish to participate on any/all of the four above let me know, "coloradobirder"
>>> Yahoo! account. Trying to establish interest and headcount.
>>>
>>> Did I leave out any reasonable "rules" other than above?
>>>
>>> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
>>> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
>>> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>>>
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Date: 11/20/20 8:04 am
From: Nicholas Papetti <papetti.nicholas...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: El Paso Varied Thrush - Yes
Was still there today hanging out by the picnic area. (Between 11am - 1pm)
On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 9:00:28 AM UTC-7 <odz......> wrote:

> Seen at the bridge just before 9 am
>
> Bez Bezuidenhout
> Arapahoe County
> --
> [0,0]
> |)__)
> -”-”-
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Date: 11/19/20 8:32 pm
From: Libby Edwards <libbyeuro3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sandhill Cranes, Larimer County
At about 9 am this morning at the intersection north of Fort Collins of County Roads 19 and 80, where there are huge fields on either side of the road of corn stubble, we saw many groups of sandhill cranes feeding, perhaps up to 4-500 in all the fields. Driving back by these fields from Red Mountain Open Space at 4:30 pm, we were surprisingly treated to all of them lifting off and flying in unorganized groups towards the south. In the distance we could see them forming one big group, waving across the horizon.

My question is this: do they migrate at night now, or will they find a place to roost again for the night? This was a magnificent experience seeing all those cranes lift off for us unexpectedly.

Libby Edwards
Fort Collins
Larimer County

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Date: 11/19/20 2:30 pm
From: <kathy......> <kathykay228...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Black-throated Green Warbler - yes. Cherry Creek Bike Path Arapahoe County
The BTGW was re-found east of Winter Wren spot where the Creek makes a
northerly bend (sorry, Joey, I tried to find you, but you must have left
already). Two Eastern Bluebirds were in the same area.

Yes, life sans eBird is rough!

Kathy Kay
Denver County
On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 8:50:16 AM UTC-7 Joey Negreann wrote:

> Since we are all going through a fair amount of eBird withdrawal at this
> point, here’s an early report.
>
> The Winter Wren was located in the same general location the
> Black-throated Green was being seen most frequently, just south of the
> Little rocky waterfall, on the bike path side of the bank. It was fairly
> active and popped up rather often.
>
> The Black-throated green was not seen. I spent about an hour looking along
> the stretch with no luck. A few others were/continue to look.
>
> In other local news, at cherry creek SP yesterday there was a Dunlin at
> pelican point and a red-necked grebe off of lake loop.
>
> Hope everyone’s surviving somehow in this ebirdless world!
>
> Joey Negreann
> Arapahoe County
>

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Date: 11/19/20 2:30 pm
From: Andrew Fontenot <andrew.fontenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Winter Wren- yes; Black-throated Green- no; Cherry Creek Bike Path Arapahoe County
The black-throated green warbler was refound 50 yards upstream from the
Winter wren at 9:00AM .

Andrew Fontenot
Denver County

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 10:46:34 AM UTC-7 Joey Negreann wrote:

> Quick update, the dunlin continues at cherry creek SP from pelican point
> one can find it with a scope across the inlet and down the beach a little
> ways it was foraging with some green wing teal in the mud. I also had an
> adult Mew Gull at pelican point hanging with the group of ring bills.
> Unfortunately it flushed and I lost track of it but it might have relocated
> to the other group of gulls near where the dunlin was foraging.
>
> Joey Negreann
> Arapahoe County
>
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 8:50 AM Joey Negreann <joey.n......> wrote:
>
>> Since we are all going through a fair amount of eBird withdrawal at this
>> point, here’s an early report.
>>
>> The Winter Wren was located in the same general location the
>> Black-throated Green was being seen most frequently, just south of the
>> Little rocky waterfall, on the bike path side of the bank. It was fairly
>> active and popped up rather often.
>>
>> The Black-throated green was not seen. I spent about an hour looking
>> along the stretch with no luck. A few others were/continue to look.
>>
>> In other local news, at cherry creek SP yesterday there was a Dunlin at
>> pelican point and a red-necked grebe off of lake loop.
>>
>> Hope everyone’s surviving somehow in this ebirdless world!
>>
>> Joey Negreann
>> Arapahoe County
>>
>

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Date: 11/19/20 12:41 pm
From: 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Pawnee National Grassland CBC Interest/Weld
Hi all

Perhaps to entice more participants for the upcoming four Pawnee NG CBCs:
Snow Bunting recently photoed in Nunn CBC circle (11/15). eBird list with
photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S76307412

:-)

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland

On Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 12:24:51 PM UTC-7 <mrse......>
wrote:

> I would be interested in doing one of the later three.
>
> Chris Selvig
> Colorado Springs
>
> On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 2:46:13 PM UTC-7 <colorad......>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi all
>>
>> Reaching out here to ascertain participation interest, in this era of
>> COVID, for our four Pawnee CBCs. I am designing sections to be able to meet
>> rules below.
>>
>> -
>>
>> 12/16 Crow Valley (New)
>> -
>>
>> 12/23 Pawnee Buttes (New)
>> -
>>
>> 12/26 Nunn
>> -
>>
>> 1/2 Stoneham
>>
>> Tentative Friends of the Pawnee National Grassland CBC Rules of
>> Engagement:
>>
>> - Limited number of participants to reduce COVID risk and accomplish
>> the count
>> - We will be asking all participants to follow State of Colorado and
>> Weld County mask and distancing rules
>> - There will be no in-person gatherings, so no countdown dinners or
>> compilation meet-ups
>> - Social distancing and masking is required in the field
>> - Equipment (binoculars, scopes, clipboards, etc.) is not to be
>> shared except within your family group or social pod
>> - There will be only one family group or social pod per assigned
>> section of a CBC
>> - If you are feeling sick, have a temperature or are showing COVID-19
>> symptoms within 48 hours of your start time, stay home
>> - Carpooling may only occur within existing family or social pod
>> groups
>>
>> As an example, I will be covering an assigned section by myself. An existing
>> family or social pod would cover an assigned section by themselves.
>>
>> If you wish to participate on any/all of the four above let me know,
>> "coloradobirder"
>> Yahoo! account. Trying to establish interest and headcount.
>>
>> Did I leave out any reasonable "rules" other than above?
>>
>> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
>> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
>>
>> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>>
>>

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Date: 11/18/20 8:44 pm
From: Doug Ward <dougward...>
Subject: [cobirds] Northwestern Slant
It's been fun watching all of the reports of typically northwestern species
showing up in Colorado this year - feels a bit like I'm back in North Idaho.
Multiple Varied Thrushes, Mew Gull, more Red-necked Grebes than I can
remember, and Bill's interesting Fox Sparrow (not a full "Sooty", but
definitely from the "Red"/"Sooty" interface somewhere in that direction).
Our current mix of DARK-EYED JUNCOs in southwest Denver (Athmar Park
Neighborhood; Denver Co.) includes at least one beautiful male "Cassiar", a
male "Slate-colored" which is darker and greyer than the typical blue-gray
individuals we usually get here (much more like our North Idaho birds), and
one "Tweener" that I'd call a "Cassiar"/"Slate-colored" (no hint of brown or
orange indicating "Oregon" genes), so they seemed too have hitched a ride on
that Northwestern train too. While I'm not holding my breath for one of our
Chestnut-backed Chickadees to show up, it does seem like we have a
Northwestern slant in progress, and with weather coming in from that
direction, who knows, maybe Eurasian Widgeon, Anna's Hummingbird, "Black"
Merlin, Pacific Wren, Golden-crowned Sparrow, .? While many of these are a
stretch, who'd a thunk two (2) Frigatebirds this year, and it is still 2020
after all, so eyes peeled.



While likely not disembarking from the Northwestern train, but still fun,
was a nice immature HARRIS' SPARROW at our feeders in SW Denver today
(Weds., 18 Nov.'20). Guess they are from north of here, so sticking with
the story.



Good (NW) Birding,

Doug

Denver



18 November 2020 Athmar Park Neighborhood, SW Denver, Denver Co.

Canada Goose - 10

Mallard - 4

Rock Pigeon - 20

Eurasian Collard-Dove - 4

Ring-billed Gull - 3

Red-tailed Hawk - 1 imm

Downy Woodpecker - 1m

Northern Flicker - 3 "Red-shafted"

Blue Jay - 4

American Crow - 10

Black-capped Chickadee - 6

Mountain Chickadee - 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1

European Starling - 5

Townsend's Solitare - 2

American Robin - 3

House Sparrow - 7

House Finch - 5

Dark-eyed Junco - 2m 1f "Slate-colored" (one dark grey male)

- 1m "Cassiar"

- 1m "Tweener" (Cassiar / Slate-colored)

- 5 "Oregon"

- 3 "Pink-sided"

- 1 "Gray-headed"

HARRIS'S SPARROW - 1 imm

Spotted Towhee - 1m

Red-winged Blackbird - 10





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Date: 11/18/20 4:18 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Palomino Junco - Douglas
This junco has showed up under our feeders for the third year in a row. It does document the 'faithfulness' birds have to their annual routines.

Hugh

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Date: 11/18/20 3:23 pm
From: 'Bill Prather' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Redpoll in Weld County, east of Longmont
A single Common Redpoll has been eating sunflower seeds at my feeder for about an hour.  I'd never seen one in this yard before.  The Fox Sparrow is still visiting also. See photos and discussion in the Fox Sparrow facebook group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/447117322159681/permalink/1501219583416111/?comment_id=1501227020082034 Bill Prather, Longmont

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Date: 11/18/20 12:40 pm
From: Brandon <flammowl17...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pueblo birds 11/18
Pueblo Reservoir, Pueblo County, was pretty good this morning, when the
reservoir was calm. Highlights: a White-winged Scoter, 2 Red-necked
Grebes, 8 Common Loons, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Iceland (Thayer's)
Gull, 7 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 American White Pelicans, many Bonaparte's
Gull scattered around the lake. A female Black-throated Blue Warbler has
been around Pueblo City Park, from 6-18 November as well.

Brandon Percival
Pueblo West, CO

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Date: 11/18/20 11:25 am
From: <mrse......> <mrselvig...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Pawnee National Grassland CBC Interest/Weld
I would be interested in doing one of the later three.

Chris Selvig
Colorado Springs

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 2:46:13 PM UTC-7 <colorad......>
wrote:

>
> Hi all
>
> Reaching out here to ascertain participation interest, in this era of
> COVID, for our four Pawnee CBCs. I am designing sections to be able to meet
> rules below.
>
> -
>
> 12/16 Crow Valley (New)
> -
>
> 12/23 Pawnee Buttes (New)
> -
>
> 12/26 Nunn
> -
>
> 1/2 Stoneham
>
> Tentative Friends of the Pawnee National Grassland CBC Rules of
> Engagement:
>
> - Limited number of participants to reduce COVID risk and accomplish
> the count
> - We will be asking all participants to follow State of Colorado and
> Weld County mask and distancing rules
> - There will be no in-person gatherings, so no countdown dinners or
> compilation meet-ups
> - Social distancing and masking is required in the field
> - Equipment (binoculars, scopes, clipboards, etc.) is not to be shared
> except within your family group or social pod
> - There will be only one family group or social pod per assigned
> section of a CBC
> - If you are feeling sick, have a temperature or are showing COVID-19
> symptoms within 48 hours of your start time, stay home
> - Carpooling may only occur within existing family or social pod groups
>
> As an example, I will be covering an assigned section by myself. An existing
> family or social pod would cover an assigned section by themselves.
>
> If you wish to participate on any/all of the four above let me know,
> "coloradobirder"
> Yahoo! account. Trying to establish interest and headcount.
>
> Did I leave out any reasonable "rules" other than above?
>
> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
>
> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>
>

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Date: 11/18/20 9:46 am
From: Joey Negreann <joey.negreann...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Winter Wren- yes; Black-throated Green- no; Cherry Creek Bike Path Arapahoe County
Quick update, the dunlin continues at cherry creek SP from pelican point
one can find it with a scope across the inlet and down the beach a little
ways it was foraging with some green wing teal in the mud. I also had an
adult Mew Gull at pelican point hanging with the group of ring bills.
Unfortunately it flushed and I lost track of it but it might have relocated
to the other group of gulls near where the dunlin was foraging.

Joey Negreann
Arapahoe County

On Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 8:50 AM Joey Negreann <joey.negreann...>
wrote:

> Since we are all going through a fair amount of eBird withdrawal at this
> point, here’s an early report.
>
> The Winter Wren was located in the same general location the
> Black-throated Green was being seen most frequently, just south of the
> Little rocky waterfall, on the bike path side of the bank. It was fairly
> active and popped up rather often.
>
> The Black-throated green was not seen. I spent about an hour looking along
> the stretch with no luck. A few others were/continue to look.
>
> In other local news, at cherry creek SP yesterday there was a Dunlin at
> pelican point and a red-necked grebe off of lake loop.
>
> Hope everyone’s surviving somehow in this ebirdless world!
>
> Joey Negreann
> Arapahoe County
>

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Date: 11/18/20 8:32 am
From: Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: More finch help?
Huge thank you to those who responded! Now I know house finches can be many different colors. :-)
Thanks again!

Amy Roberts
Ft. Collins
<amyroberts999...>




> On Nov 18, 2020, at 9:10 AM, Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...> wrote:
>
> Spotted this guy this morning. Didn’t get a great picture, but the orange color extends down his chest, much like the house finches, except I’ve never seen one this color before. Or maybe I just haven’t paid close enough attention until now! Lol. My guide books don’t show or mention orange houses finches. Is he an immature one, or a different finch altogether?
>
> Thanks for your help!
> Amy Roberts
> Ft. Collins
>
> Sent from my iPad<image0.jpeg><image1.jpeg>

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Date: 11/18/20 8:10 am
From: Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...>
Subject: [cobirds] More finch help?
Spotted this guy this morning. Didn’t get a great picture, but the orange color extends down his chest, much like the house finches, except I’ve never seen one this color before. Or maybe I just haven’t paid close enough attention until now! Lol. My guide books don’t show or mention orange houses finches. Is he an immature one, or a different finch altogether?

Thanks for your help!
Amy Roberts
Ft. Collins

Sent from my iPad

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Date: 11/18/20 8:00 am
From: Arthur Bezuidenhout <odzibez...>
Subject: [cobirds] El Paso Varied Thrush - Yes
Seen at the bridge just before 9 am

Bez Bezuidenhout
Arapahoe County
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Date: 11/18/20 7:50 am
From: Joey Negreann <joey.negreann...>
Subject: [cobirds] Winter Wren- yes; Black-throated Green- no; Cherry Creek Bike Path Arapahoe County
Since we are all going through a fair amount of eBird withdrawal at this
point, here’s an early report.

The Winter Wren was located in the same general location the Black-throated
Green was being seen most frequently, just south of the Little rocky
waterfall, on the bike path side of the bank. It was fairly active and
popped up rather often.

The Black-throated green was not seen. I spent about an hour looking along
the stretch with no luck. A few others were/continue to look.

In other local news, at cherry creek SP yesterday there was a Dunlin at
pelican point and a red-necked grebe off of lake loop.

Hope everyone’s surviving somehow in this ebirdless world!

Joey Negreann
Arapahoe County

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Date: 11/17/20 7:31 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tedfloyd73...>
Subject: [cobirds] For those seeking goldeneyes and mergansers
Hey, all.

Fun to see the tips for finding goldeneyes and mergansers around the Front
Range metro region.

I can add to the list the aptly named Duck Pond in City Park, Denver.
Hannah Floyd and I were there on Sunday morning, Nov. 15, and the *common
goldeneyes* and *hooded mergansers* were beautiful.

Here are a coupla pix by Hannah:

[image: Denver-HoMe.jpg]

[image: Denver-CoGo.jpg]

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County

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Date: 11/17/20 6:47 pm
From: Cinnamon Bergeron <cinnamonbergeron...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Wild Turkeys, Adams County
I also saw a Wild Turkey today at Fountain Creek Nature Center in Fountain,
Colorado.
This turkey walked right toward me and posed on this log for a minute or
two. I rarely see Wild Turkeys.

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!

Cinnamon Bergeron

On Tue, Nov 17, 2020 at 6:07 PM Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
wrote:

> Hello birders,
> No rarities to report, just a rather unusual Wild Turkey sighting.
>
> Barb and I took advantage of the warm, sunny weather today and rode our
> bikes from the Bluff Lake Nature Center northwest along Sand Creek on the
> Sand Creek bike path to the confluence of Sand Creek and the South. Platte
> River. An industrial corridor. Barb: “When’s it going to get pretty?”
>
> The most birds we saw was at the Denver sewage plant, the effluence at the
> confluence, the sudsy, sulfurous cascades below the plant. Here there were
> hundreds of American Wigeon and Northern Shovelers frantically gobbling up
> whatever was flowing from Denver’s Cloaca Maxima.
>
> We biked south on the South Platte River bike path to the spooky
> necropolis of Riverside Cemetery, home of Augusta Tabor since 1895 and
> Governor John Evans since 1897. We stopped for a break before heading back.
> Barb heard some rustling in the leaves below us on the bank. “Turkeys!”
>
> There were four adults crouching on the bank next to a King Sooper grocery
> cart and broken concrete. A passing local bicyclists said he photographed
> them here in the spring when they were poults and later watched them become
> jakes and jennies, now Toms and hens. Location here:
> https://goo.gl/maps/4hxSZ1zcVVuDJQ3r8
>
> It was a strange Thanksgiving tableau, far from Currier & Ives. These
> turkeys were at home with the sounds, sights, and smells of the Denver
> sewage plant, the Cherokee coal plant, rumbling coal trains, roaring semis,
> a homeless encampment, an oil refinery, and a concrete crushing mill.
>
> Nature persists, even in difficult conditions, and so may we all this
> Thanksgiving and in the coming months 'til spring, when the pandemic may
> finally end.
>
> Best,
> Tom Wilberding
> Littleton, CO
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Date: 11/17/20 5:27 pm
From: Sharon <sharontinianow...>
Subject: [cobirds] Drew Lanham to speak at DFO program Nov 23


DFO's next monthly program will happen via Zoom on Monday, November 23,
2020 at 7 PM. The title is Coloring the Conservation Conversation with Dr.
J. Drew Lanham, professor of wildlife ecology at Clemson University and
author of *The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with
Nature*. He will discuss what it means to embrace the full breadth of his
African American heritage and his deep kinship to nature and adoration of
birds. The convergence of ornithologist, college professor, poet, author
and conservation activist blend to bring our awareness of the natural world
and our moral responsibility for it forward in new ways. Candid by nature —
and because of it — Lanham will examine how conservation must be a rigorous
science and evocative art, inviting diversity and race to play active roles
in celebrating our natural world. Register here:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_l_lluf3uS9qdbxQ64XAJww

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Date: 11/17/20 5:27 pm
From: Julia Auckland <julia.auckland...>
Subject: [cobirds] Winter Wren, Cherry Creek Trail, Denver
Around 1130 this morning, I saw a winter wren along the Cherry Creek Trail,
just west of S Yosemite Street and E Cherry Creek Drive. It was at the
east end of a big island, along the south creek bank and on the low dirt
trail, being pushed around be some much larger juncos. A junco knocked it
over on the ground which seems strange.

I walked the whole section of the Cherry Creek trail south of the golf
course...... looking for the black-throated green warbler and......I didn't
find it.

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Date: 11/17/20 5:27 pm
From: Matt <mnewport...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black throated green warbler Arapahoe county
(39.6656911, -104.8815487)

Continuing same general area along CC bike path. Smaller. Two white wing bars, upper more distinctive than the other. Greenish top of head going down across back. Pale chest with just a touch of streaking low under tail. yellow on cheek and above eye. Working brush pile east of beaver dams. Watched for about10 mins then vanished. 4pm

Matt Newport
Aurora

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Date: 11/17/20 5:27 pm
From: Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Wild Turkeys, Adams County
I spotted four turkeys yesterday in Fort Collins, walking past the patio of my dermatologist’s office. (On Lemay, in between Riverside and Mulberry, right along the Poudre river.) I caught a pic with my phone as they strutted past. So funny to see them there! That’s a lot of brave turkeys wandering around this close to Thanksgiving! ;-)

Amy Roberts
Ft. Collins
<amyroberts999...>




> On Nov 17, 2020, at 6:06 PM, Tom Wilberding <twilberding...> wrote:
>
> Hello birders,
> No rarities to report, just a rather unusual Wild Turkey sighting.
>
> Barb and I took advantage of the warm, sunny weather today and rode our bikes from the Bluff Lake Nature Center northwest along Sand Creek on the Sand Creek bike path to the confluence of Sand Creek and the South. Platte River. An industrial corridor. Barb: “When’s it going to get pretty?”
>
> The most birds we saw was at the Denver sewage plant, the effluence at the confluence, the sudsy, sulfurous cascades below the plant. Here there were hundreds of American Wigeon and Northern Shovelers frantically gobbling up whatever was flowing from Denver’s Cloaca Maxima.
>
> We biked south on the South Platte River bike path to the spooky necropolis of Riverside Cemetery, home of Augusta Tabor since 1895 and Governor John Evans since 1897. We stopped for a break before heading back. Barb heard some rustling in the leaves below us on the bank. “Turkeys!”
>
> There were four adults crouching on the bank next to a King Sooper grocery cart and broken concrete. A passing local bicyclists said he photographed them here in the spring when they were poults and later watched them become jakes and jennies, now Toms and hens. Location here: https://goo.gl/maps/4hxSZ1zcVVuDJQ3r8
>
> It was a strange Thanksgiving tableau, far from Currier & Ives. These turkeys were at home with the sounds, sights, and smells of the Denver sewage plant, the Cherokee coal plant, rumbling coal trains, roaring semis, a homeless encampment, an oil refinery, and a concrete crushing mill.
>
> Nature persists, even in difficult conditions, and so may we all this Thanksgiving and in the coming months 'til spring, when the pandemic may finally end.
>
> Best,
> Tom Wilberding
> Littleton, CO
>
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Date: 11/17/20 5:24 pm
From: Lesley Brown <brown.lesley.steve...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Wild Turkeys, Adams County
Your post touched me. Thank you for sharing.

Lesley Brown
Highlands Ranch
Douglas County

On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6:13:09 PM UTC-7 modise wrote:

> I bicycle past that cemetery regularly, and I see those turkeys about half
> the time. It's such a treat to see them in the urban corridor!
>
> Bryan Arnold
> Jefferson County
>
> On Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 6:06:57 PM UTC-7 Tom Wilberding wrote:
>
>> Hello birders,
>> No rarities to report, just a rather unusual Wild Turkey sighting.
>>
>> Barb and I took advantage of the warm, sunny weather today and rode our
>> bikes from the Bluff Lake Nature Center northwest along Sand Creek on the
>> Sand Creek bike path to the confluence of Sand Creek and the South. Platte
>> River. An industrial corridor. Barb: “When’s it going to get pretty?”
>>
>> The most birds we saw was at the Denver sewage plant, the effluence at
>> the confluence, the sudsy, sulfurous cascades below the plant. Here there
>> were hundreds of American Wigeon and Northern Shovelers frantically
>> gobbling up whatever was flowing from Denver’s Cloaca Maxima.
>>
>> We biked south on the South Platte River bike path to the spooky
>> necropolis of Riverside Cemetery, home of Augusta Tabor since 1895 and
>> Governor John Evans since 1897. We stopped for a break before heading back.
>> Barb heard some rustling in the leaves below us on the bank. “Turkeys!”
>>
>> There were four adults crouching on the bank next to a King Sooper
>> grocery cart and broken concrete. A passing local bicyclists said he
>> photographed them here in the spring when they were poults and later
>> watched them become jakes and jennies, now Toms and hens. Location here:
>> https://goo.gl/maps/4hxSZ1zcVVuDJQ3r8
>>
>> It was a strange Thanksgiving tableau, far from Currier & Ives. These
>> turkeys were at home with the sounds, sights, and smells of the Denver
>> sewage plant, the Cherokee coal plant, rumbling coal trains, roaring semis,
>> a homeless encampment, an oil refinery, and a concrete crushing mill.
>>
>> Nature persists, even in difficult conditions, and so may we all this
>> Thanksgiving and in the coming months 'til spring, when the pandemic may
>> finally end.
>>
>> Best,
>> Tom Wilberding
>> Littleton, CO
>>
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Date: 11/17/20 5:07 pm
From: Jack Bushong <jcbushong01...>
Subject: [cobirds] Black Scoter and Dunlin, Barr Lake, Adams
Hi all,

There were several nice birds at Barr Lake this evening, namely a Black
Scoter and two Dunlin. Both were viewed from about a half mile out on the
exposed lakebed. Also present were thousands of geese (including a Greater
White-fronted, four Snow, a Cackling x Ross's, and a Snow x Ross's),
several thousand waterfowl, and a similar number of gulls (mostly
Ring-billed, but several California, Herring, and a Lesser Black-backed as
well). Also of interest was a Dark-lored White-crowned Sparrow.

Jack Bushong,
Louisville, CO

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Date: 11/17/20 5:07 pm
From: Tom Wilberding <twilberding...>
Subject: [cobirds] Wild Turkeys, Adams County


Hello birders,
No rarities to report, just a rather unusual Wild Turkey sighting.

Barb and I took advantage of the warm, sunny weather today and rode our
bikes from the Bluff Lake Nature Center northwest along Sand Creek on the
Sand Creek bike path to the confluence of Sand Creek and the South. Platte
River. An industrial corridor. Barb: “When’s it going to get pretty?”

The most birds we saw was at the Denver sewage plant, the effluence at the
confluence, the sudsy, sulfurous cascades below the plant. Here there were
hundreds of American Wigeon and Northern Shovelers frantically gobbling up
whatever was flowing from Denver’s Cloaca Maxima.

We biked south on the South Platte River bike path to the spooky necropolis
of Riverside Cemetery, home of Augusta Tabor since 1895 and Governor John
Evans since 1897. We stopped for a break before heading back. Barb heard
some rustling in the leaves below us on the bank. “Turkeys!”

There were four adults crouching on the bank next to a King Sooper grocery
cart and broken concrete. A passing local bicyclists said he photographed
them here in the spring when they were poults and later watched them become
jakes and jennies, now Toms and hens. Location here:
https://goo.gl/maps/4hxSZ1zcVVuDJQ3r8

It was a strange Thanksgiving tableau, far from Currier & Ives. These
turkeys were at home with the sounds, sights, and smells of the Denver
sewage plant, the Cherokee coal plant, rumbling coal trains, roaring semis,
a homeless encampment, an oil refinery, and a concrete crushing mill.

Nature persists, even in difficult conditions, and so may we all this
Thanksgiving and in the coming months 'til spring, when the pandemic may
finally end.

Best,
Tom Wilberding
Littleton, CO

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Date: 11/17/20 3:48 pm
From: JeremyWinick <winickjr...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Common Goldeneye at Metzger Farm, Westminster/Broomfield - also at Stratford Ponds, Westminster
A couple of Common Goldeneyes have been at the second Stratford Lake in
Westminster (about 1 mile south of Metzger) for the past few days. A
good size group (about 12) of Hooded Mergansers has been on the lower
pond (closest to Front Range Community College and the Big Dry Creek
Open Space). Numbers of Ring-necked Ducks also present amongst varying
amounts of Canada and Cackling Geese (and the usual Mallards and noisy
Belted Kingfishers).

Jeremy Winick
Westminster (Adams County)

On 11/17/20 9:47 AM, Gary Bowen (Thornton) wrote:
>
> Common Goldeneye in the large pond at Metzger Farm Open Space on
> Monday morning shortly after 8:00am. Also had hooded mergansers, geese
> and mallards.
>
> https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/65082482
>
> Gary Bowen, Thornton
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Date: 11/17/20 2:02 pm
From: Myron Gerhard <myrongerhard...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mute Swan - Arapahoe Co
Oops. I am now informed that is a known domestic bird, is not countable, and will not be approved.

Myron Gerhard
Jefferson County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 17, 2020, at 2:36 PM, Myron Gerhard <myrongerhard...> wrote:
>
> The Swan continues at 2:34 on the far NE side of the lake now.
>
> Myron Gerhard
> Jefferson County
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>>> On Nov 17, 2020, at 12:54 PM, Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> wrote:
>>>
>> 
>> Returning from a futile trip to Hudson Gardens, we discovered a Mute Swan on the southwest corner of Cooley Lake visible (barely) from Mineral Ave.
>> Better views are available from Polo Ridge Drive (but don't block the gates to the community!).
>> Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
>> Littleton, Co.
>>
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Date: 11/17/20 1:46 pm
From: 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Pawnee National Grassland CBC Interest/Weld

Hi all

Reaching out here to ascertain participation interest, in this era of
COVID, for our four Pawnee CBCs. I am designing sections to be able to meet
rules below.

-

12/16 Crow Valley (New)
-

12/23 Pawnee Buttes (New)
-

12/26 Nunn
-

1/2 Stoneham

Tentative Friends of the Pawnee National Grassland CBC Rules of Engagement:

- Limited number of participants to reduce COVID risk and accomplish the
count
- We will be asking all participants to follow State of Colorado and
Weld County mask and distancing rules
- There will be no in-person gatherings, so no countdown dinners or
compilation meet-ups
- Social distancing and masking is required in the field
- Equipment (binoculars, scopes, clipboards, etc.) is not to be shared
except within your family group or social pod
- There will be only one family group or social pod per assigned section
of a CBC
- If you are feeling sick, have a temperature or are showing COVID-19
symptoms within 48 hours of your start time, stay home
- Carpooling may only occur within existing family or social pod groups

As an example, I will be covering an assigned section by myself. An existing
family or social pod would cover an assigned section by themselves.

If you wish to participate on any/all of the four above let me know,
"coloradobirder"
Yahoo! account. Trying to establish interest and headcount.

Did I leave out any reasonable "rules" other than above?

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland

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Date: 11/17/20 1:36 pm
From: Myron Gerhard <myrongerhard...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Mute Swan - Arapahoe Co
The Swan continues at 2:34 on the far NE side of the lake now.

Myron Gerhard
Jefferson County

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 17, 2020, at 12:54 PM, Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...> wrote:
>
> 
> Returning from a futile trip to Hudson Gardens, we discovered a Mute Swan on the southwest corner of Cooley Lake visible (barely) from Mineral Ave.
> Better views are available from Polo Ridge Drive (but don't block the gates to the community!).
> Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
> Littleton, Co.
>
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Date: 11/17/20 1:23 pm
From: 'The Nunn Guy' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
Hi all

Using a web browser and a computer in visiting COBIRDs, the REPLY TO AUTHOR
is greyed out--seems a permission issue that OWNER of list might be able to
resolve? I could paste an image in New Conversation but it did not process
the image (left out).

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland

On Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:52:07 PM UTC-7 <adrian......> wrote:

> OK, so it looks like we can post a new Conversation to the group via
> mobile devices by creating a new email to the <Cob......>
> address. I used my mobile Outlook application, but I'm sure all other email
> applications would work.
>
> Thanks to Diana for pointing me to this workaround by her email reply to
> me.
>
> Hopefully Google fixes their problems soon.
>
> Adrian Lakin,
> Mead, CO
>
> On Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:41:51 PM UTC-7 <samat......> wrote:
>
>> Hola,
>>
>> I can’t send any sightings in the field on my IPhone 11. I use to be able
>> to write & send, not now. I agree Adrian.
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:31 PM <adrian......> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Diana,
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Both. I get emails, but also use the web to actually go to the group.
>>> Yes, you can definitely do a reply to the email since that isn’t part of
>>> the Google Groups application.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Adrian Lakin,
>>>
>>> Mead, CO
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* Diana Beatty <otowi......>
>>> *Sent:* Monday, November 16, 2020 2:28 PM
>>> *To:* <adrian......>; COBIRDS <cob......>
>>> *Subject:* Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Question for you Adrian - are you accessing the Colorado Birds messages
>>> by going into the web group, or are you getting the messages sent to you
>>> via e-mail?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I get the messages sent to me via e-mail and I am not sure I am seeing
>>> the same issues you mention - for example, I definitely had the option to
>>> send this reply to you only or to the whole group. I am replying to all in
>>> case others are experiencing similar issues and this discussion can help
>>> all find reasonable solutions.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Diana Beatty
>>>
>>> El Paso County
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:20 PM Adrian Lakin <adrian......>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> It looks like Google has finally pulled the plug on the "Classic" Google
>>> Groups, but as far as I can see it hasn't fixed the issues with using it
>>> from a mobile device. I can no longer create a New conversation or Reply to
>>> existing conversations from my Android phone. Also, I can't "Reply to
>>> Author" from the desktop version. It also appears to be the same problems
>>> on iPhones from looking at the frustrations in the link below.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Looks like no more "instant" notifications of rarities on CoBirds.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> See the link below for more people's frustrations with this "upgrade"...
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> https://support.google.com/groups/thread/80088661?hl=en
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hopefully someone can find a way around this or Google fixes these
>>> problems quickly.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Adrian Lakin,
>>>
>>> Mead, CO
>>>
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>>> the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the
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Date: 11/17/20 11:59 am
From: Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sandhill Cranes - Douglas County
Earlier this morning (about 10 AM) a half dozen Sandhill Cranes were resting on the eastern shoreline of Chatfield Reservoir just north of the Plum Creek delta.
Barring disturbance they may still be there.
Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
Littleton, Colorado

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Date: 11/17/20 11:54 am
From: Douglas Kibbe <Dpkibbe...>
Subject: [cobirds] Mute Swan - Arapahoe Co
Returning from a futile trip to Hudson Gardens, we discovered a Mute Swan on the southwest corner of Cooley Lake visible (barely) from Mineral Ave.
Better views are available from Polo Ridge Drive (but don't block the gates to the community!).
Doug Kibbe and Mackenzie Goldthwait
Littleton, Co.

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Date: 11/17/20 11:41 am
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red necked grebe. Douglas
Urling and I just saw the bird we think is an immature adult red necked grebe on the Walker pit west of Franktown.  Amid zillions of geese. Also redhead canvasback buffleheads and goldeneyes. 


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Date: 11/17/20 11:03 am
From: David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Varied Thrush in El Paso county
The Varied Thrush continued through this morning (11/17). It has been super
accommodating.


David Tonnessen
Colorado Springs, CO
University of Colorado-Boulder

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Date: 11/17/20 8:47 am
From: Gary Bowen (Thornton) <gewb10026...>
Subject: [cobirds] Common Goldeneye at Metzger Farm, Westminster/Broomfield

Common Goldeneye in the large pond at Metzger Farm Open Space on Monday
morning shortly after 8:00am. Also had hooded mergansers, geese and
mallards.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/65082482

Gary Bowen, Thornton

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Date: 11/17/20 6:42 am
From: Cinnamon Bergeron <cinnamonbergeron...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Varied Thrush in El Paso county
I went out to Homestead Ranch Park, yesterday, to find the Varied Thrush.

Thankfully, another birder, John Drummond was there, so he showed me
exactly where it was. The thrush was hopping around on the ground by a
parked horse trailer, right in the parking lot. It wasn't shy and I got
some great photos.

After I left, as I was driving down Elbert road, I saw an abandoned old
farm house. I have seen many owls in old abandoned houses, so I stopped to
see if maybe there would be an owl in it. Yes, there was! As I walked
around the back of the house, the owl jumped into the window and I was able
to snap a quick picture before it flew off. Yay! I have been hoping to find
an owl in the window of an old barn for years.

There was a Prairie Falcon by the barn. It must have been upset by me being
there and started flying around making all kinds of noise. There was also
a huge flock of Horned Larks, about 40 or so.

After I left that awesome spot, I stopped by the Ramah Wildlife Area and
found a Northern Shrike and a Northern Harrier. Besides that, there wasn't
much else.

Overall, it was a fabulous birding day!

Cinnamon Bergeron

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 8:12 AM Kevin Ash <ashkevinm...> wrote:

> Jonathon Bookman found a Varied Thrush at Homestead Ranch Regional Park
> last night. He and I both re-found it this morning. It’s hanging out near
> the pavilion and parking area and is giving great views.
>
> https://goo.gl/maps/6w5VFmVaXSvxtMQAA
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Date: 11/17/20 6:39 am
From: Gary Brower <grb4914...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Hudson Garden Birds
Thanks for information!

> On Nov 17, 2020, at 7:18 AM, <chrisfleuriel...> wrote:
>
> There is no fee.
>
> Chris Fleuriel
> Aurora
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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>> On Nov 17, 2020, at 7:08 AM, Gary Brower <grb4914...> wrote:
>>
>> CoBirders,
>>
>> Are the Varies Thrush and the Brown Thrasher being seen from OUTSIDE the Gardens? That is does one need to pay the entry fee?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> Gary Brower
>> Unincorporated Arapahoe County
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Date: 11/17/20 6:08 am
From: Gary Brower <grb4914...>
Subject: [cobirds] Hudson Garden Birds
CoBirders,

Are the Varies Thrush and the Brown Thrasher being seen from OUTSIDE the
Gardens? That is does one need to pay the entry fee?

Thanks!

Gary Brower
Unincorporated Arapahoe County

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Date: 11/16/20 9:10 pm
From: Susan Rosine <u5b2mtdna...>
Subject: [cobirds] Brown Thrasher Arapahoe Co. Hudson Gardens
Maybe this was already posted. I'm having trouble with the new CObirds
format.
I couldn't find the Varied Thrush today, but instead saw a Brown Thrasher
by The Cascades area. About five other people were there. I'm not sure who
credit goes to for the find.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S76335865

Susan Rosine
Brighton, Adams County

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Date: 11/16/20 5:38 pm
From: Paula Hansley <redstart.paula...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern bluebirds, Boulder County
This morning just after dawn, I heard at least two Eastern Bluebirds calling as they flew over as I was walking at Sawhill Ponds just west of 76th Street, north of Valmont Road.

Paula Hansley
Louisville

Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 16, 2020, at 12:00 PM, elena <elena...> wrote:
>
> Yesterday late afternoon I went out on the Niwot Loop trail south of Monarch Road into the open space. There was a small flock of about 6-8 eastern bluebirds in the trees along the creek. I asked them nicely if they would consider sticking around a month until the Longmont CBC, as that is an area I usually count. We’ll see! They seemed to be feeding on something in the trees; there were also some robins in the same trees.
>
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Date: 11/16/20 2:33 pm
From: <bobfi......> <bobfiehweg...>
Subject: [cobirds] Sandhill Cranes over Boulder
At 3:20 p.m. Nov. 16, a flock of 26 sandhill cranes circled over north
Boulder (Boulder County) near Broadway and Iris. They were overhead for
about 5 minutes before moving southwest.

Bob Fiehweg
Boulder

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Date: 11/16/20 1:52 pm
From: Adrian Lakin <adrianlakin1...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
OK, so it looks like we can post a new Conversation to the group via mobile
devices by creating a new email to the <Cobirds...> address. I
used my mobile Outlook application, but I'm sure all other email
applications would work.

Thanks to Diana for pointing me to this workaround by her email reply to me.

Hopefully Google fixes their problems soon.

Adrian Lakin,
Mead, CO

On Monday, November 16, 2020 at 2:41:51 PM UTC-7 <samat......> wrote:

> Hola,
>
> I can’t send any sightings in the field on my IPhone 11. I use to be able
> to write & send, not now. I agree Adrian.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:31 PM <adrian......> wrote:
>
>> Hi Diana,
>>
>>
>>
>> Both. I get emails, but also use the web to actually go to the group.
>> Yes, you can definitely do a reply to the email since that isn’t part of
>> the Google Groups application.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Adrian Lakin,
>>
>> Mead, CO
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Diana Beatty <otowi......>
>> *Sent:* Monday, November 16, 2020 2:28 PM
>> *To:* <adrian......>; COBIRDS <cob......>
>> *Subject:* Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
>>
>>
>>
>> Question for you Adrian - are you accessing the Colorado Birds messages
>> by going into the web group, or are you getting the messages sent to you
>> via e-mail?
>>
>>
>>
>> I get the messages sent to me via e-mail and I am not sure I am seeing
>> the same issues you mention - for example, I definitely had the option to
>> send this reply to you only or to the whole group. I am replying to all in
>> case others are experiencing similar issues and this discussion can help
>> all find reasonable solutions.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Diana Beatty
>>
>> El Paso County
>>
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:20 PM Adrian Lakin <adrian......> wrote:
>>
>> It looks like Google has finally pulled the plug on the "Classic" Google
>> Groups, but as far as I can see it hasn't fixed the issues with using it
>> from a mobile device. I can no longer create a New conversation or Reply to
>> existing conversations from my Android phone. Also, I can't "Reply to
>> Author" from the desktop version. It also appears to be the same problems
>> on iPhones from looking at the frustrations in the link below.
>>
>>
>>
>> Looks like no more "instant" notifications of rarities on CoBirds.
>>
>>
>>
>> See the link below for more people's frustrations with this "upgrade"...
>>
>>
>>
>> https://support.google.com/groups/thread/80088661?hl=en
>>
>>
>>
>> Hopefully someone can find a way around this or Google fixes these
>> problems quickly.
>>
>>
>>
>> Adrian Lakin,
>>
>> Mead, CO
>>
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>>
>> All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the
>> old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
>>
>>
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Date: 11/16/20 1:47 pm
From: Adrian Lakin <adrianlakin1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Test new posting via mobile (email only)
Admins can delete this.

Thanks,
Adrian Lakin,
Mead, CO

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Date: 11/16/20 1:41 pm
From: Diane Roberts <samatha5760...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
Hola,

I can’t send any sightings in the field on my IPhone 11. I use to be able
to write & send, not now. I agree Adrian.



On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:31 PM <adrianlakin1...> wrote:

> Hi Diana,
>
>
>
> Both. I get emails, but also use the web to actually go to the group. Yes,
> you can definitely do a reply to the email since that isn’t part of the
> Google Groups application.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Adrian Lakin,
>
> Mead, CO
>
>
>
> *From:* Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
> *Sent:* Monday, November 16, 2020 2:28 PM
> *To:* <adrianlakin1...>; COBIRDS <cobirds...>
> *Subject:* Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
>
>
>
> Question for you Adrian - are you accessing the Colorado Birds messages by
> going into the web group, or are you getting the messages sent to you via
> e-mail?
>
>
>
> I get the messages sent to me via e-mail and I am not sure I am seeing the
> same issues you mention - for example, I definitely had the option to send
> this reply to you only or to the whole group. I am replying to all in case
> others are experiencing similar issues and this discussion can help all
> find reasonable solutions.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Diana Beatty
>
> El Paso County
>
>
>
> On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:20 PM Adrian Lakin <adrianlakin1...>
> wrote:
>
> It looks like Google has finally pulled the plug on the "Classic" Google
> Groups, but as far as I can see it hasn't fixed the issues with using it
> from a mobile device. I can no longer create a New conversation or Reply to
> existing conversations from my Android phone. Also, I can't "Reply to
> Author" from the desktop version. It also appears to be the same problems
> on iPhones from looking at the frustrations in the link below.
>
>
>
> Looks like no more "instant" notifications of rarities on CoBirds.
>
>
>
> See the link below for more people's frustrations with this "upgrade"...
>
>
>
> https://support.google.com/groups/thread/80088661?hl=en
>
>
>
> Hopefully someone can find a way around this or Google fixes these
> problems quickly.
>
>
>
> Adrian Lakin,
>
> Mead, CO
>
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> old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.
>
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Date: 11/16/20 1:31 pm
From: <adrianlakin1...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
Hi Diana,



Both. I get emails, but also use the web to actually go to the group. Yes, you can definitely do a reply to the email since that isn’t part of the Google Groups application.



Thanks,

Adrian Lakin,

Mead, CO



From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Sent: Monday, November 16, 2020 2:28 PM
To: <adrianlakin1...>; COBIRDS <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more



Question for you Adrian - are you accessing the Colorado Birds messages by going into the web group, or are you getting the messages sent to you via e-mail?



I get the messages sent to me via e-mail and I am not sure I am seeing the same issues you mention - for example, I definitely had the option to send this reply to you only or to the whole group. I am replying to all in case others are experiencing similar issues and this discussion can help all find reasonable solutions.



Thanks,

Diana Beatty

El Paso County



On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:20 PM Adrian Lakin <adrianlakin1...> <mailto:<adrianlakin1...> > wrote:

It looks like Google has finally pulled the plug on the "Classic" Google Groups, but as far as I can see it hasn't fixed the issues with using it from a mobile device. I can no longer create a New conversation or Reply to existing conversations from my Android phone. Also, I can't "Reply to Author" from the desktop version. It also appears to be the same problems on iPhones from looking at the frustrations in the link below.



Looks like no more "instant" notifications of rarities on CoBirds.



See the link below for more people's frustrations with this "upgrade"...



https://support.google.com/groups/thread/80088661?hl=en



Hopefully someone can find a way around this or Google fixes these problems quickly.



Adrian Lakin,

Mead, CO

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Date: 11/16/20 1:28 pm
From: 'Bill Prather' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Purple Finch at Hudson Gardens this Morning
A Sooty Fox Sparrow is frequenting my feeder in Weld County, east of Longmont. Some terrible photos on the CFO website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CFObirds/permalink/10157399511472038/Bill Prather, Longmont
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Date: 11/16/20 1:27 pm
From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
Question for you Adrian - are you accessing the Colorado Birds messages by
going into the web group, or are you getting the messages sent to you via
e-mail?

I get the messages sent to me via e-mail and I am not sure I am seeing the
same issues you mention - for example, I definitely had the option to send
this reply to you only or to the whole group. I am replying to all in case
others are experiencing similar issues and this discussion can help all
find reasonable solutions.

Thanks,
Diana Beatty
El Paso County

On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 2:20 PM Adrian Lakin <adrianlakin1...> wrote:

> It looks like Google has finally pulled the plug on the "Classic" Google
> Groups, but as far as I can see it hasn't fixed the issues with using it
> from a mobile device. I can no longer create a New conversation or Reply to
> existing conversations from my Android phone. Also, I can't "Reply to
> Author" from the desktop version. It also appears to be the same problems
> on iPhones from looking at the frustrations in the link below.
>
> Looks like no more "instant" notifications of rarities on CoBirds.
>
> See the link below for more people's frustrations with this "upgrade"...
>
> https://support.google.com/groups/thread/80088661?hl=en
>
> Hopefully someone can find a way around this or Google fixes these
> problems quickly.
>
> Adrian Lakin,
> Mead, CO
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Date: 11/16/20 1:20 pm
From: Adrian Lakin <adrianlakin1...>
Subject: [cobirds] "Classic" Google groups is no more
It looks like Google has finally pulled the plug on the "Classic" Google
Groups, but as far as I can see it hasn't fixed the issues with using it
from a mobile device. I can no longer create a New conversation or Reply to
existing conversations from my Android phone. Also, I can't "Reply to
Author" from the desktop version. It also appears to be the same problems
on iPhones from looking at the frustrations in the link below.

Looks like no more "instant" notifications of rarities on CoBirds.

See the link below for more people's frustrations with this "upgrade"...

https://support.google.com/groups/thread/80088661?hl=en

Hopefully someone can find a way around this or Google fixes these problems
quickly.

Adrian Lakin,
Mead, CO

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Date: 11/16/20 1:16 pm
From: Dale Pate <dalelpate...>
Subject: [cobirds] Purple Finch at Hudson Gardens this Morning
While looking for the Varied Thrush this morning at Hudson Gardens
(Arapahoe County) this morning, I photographed at @ 10:15am, what I
initially thought was a Cassin's Finch. Just finished downloading my photos
and it appears to be a Purple Finch. Seen in the Cascades area, first with
some House Finches and then a couple of minutes later with a small number
of A. Goldfinches. I hope it is still there. Didn't see the Thrush.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S76341394

Dale Pate
Littleton, Colorado

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Date: 11/16/20 12:53 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Three Times a Charm!/Weld
Hi all

Been trying to figure out access to Willow Creek on Pawnee for about last
month and a half. Twice was thwarted in discovery--yesterday SUCCESS!
Beautiful place and more than likely a great migrant trap for our
migrations.

Photos here show why special:
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/albums/view/189/willow-creek-pawnee-national-grassland/sorting/newest.

Map: Red route is shortest route to Willow Creek. The three routes also
involve opening and closing pasture fence gates as a heads up.

Yesterday: Lapland Longspur (3); Horned Lark (28); American tree Sparrow
(3); Golden Eagle (3, family unit) and there is large prairie dog colony to
boot as you approach the creek along with several green stakes along the
journey that are marking part of Fritz Knopf's Mountain Plover studies.

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland




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Date: 11/16/20 10:59 am
From: elena <elena...>
Subject: [cobirds] Eastern bluebirds in Niwot
Yesterday late afternoon I went out on the Niwot Loop trail south of Monarch Road into the open space. There was a small flock of about 6-8 eastern bluebirds in the trees along the creek. I asked them nicely if they would consider sticking around a month until the Longmont CBC, as that is an area I usually count. We’ll see! They seemed to be feeding on something in the trees; there were also some robins in the same trees.

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Date: 11/16/20 7:12 am
From: Kevin Ash <ashkevinm...>
Subject: [cobirds] Varied Thrush in El Paso county
Jonathon Bookman found a Varied Thrush at Homestead Ranch Regional Park
last night. He and I both re-found it this morning. It’s hanging out near
the pavilion and parking area and is giving great views.

https://goo.gl/maps/6w5VFmVaXSvxtMQAA


Kevin Ash
Colorado Springs

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Date: 11/16/20 7:04 am
From: John Vanderpoel <jvanderpoel...>
Subject: [cobirds] Kittiwake - Union
The kittiwake is floating on water very close to shore in SE corner of Union Res.

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Date: 11/16/20 1:00 am
From: Thomas Heinrich <teheinrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Tundra/Trumpeter? Swans at Boulder Res, 11/15
Late this afternoon I found a pair of swans resting near the north shore of
Boulder Reservoir. Unfortunately, distance and fading light were an issue
in seeing the finer details. I've posted photos to an eBird report. Any
thoughts on ID would be much appreciated.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S76318730
Thanks!
Thomas
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Date: 11/15/20 9:50 am
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: [cobirds] Winter Wren, Denver
The CU Birding Club and several other people looking for the Tennessee
Warbler along the Bear Creek Greenbelt just found a Winter Wren
at 39.657887,-105.064421. The warbler was seen by others earlier this
morning.

The Varied Thrush continues at Hudson Gardens in Arapahoe County.

Nathan Pieplow
Boulder

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Date: 11/15/20 9:12 am
From: 'DEBORAH CARSTENSEN' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Dark phase snow goose, Arapahoe county
I have a dark face snow goose on my pond this morning. Beautiful. I don’t know if anyone wants to see one, but if you would like, you could call me at 303-408-3010 and I can tell you if she still here and how to get here.

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Date: 11/14/20 1:44 pm
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Christmas Bird Counts, Colorado, Covid—19
Dear CBC compilers and counters of Colorado,

National Audubon Society (NAS) has issued guidance on how to run the upcoming Christmas Bird Counts (CBC)safely in a manner to avoid coronavirus transmission, while recognizing that local measures in some jurisdictions may not allow the event this year.

To facilitate communication between compilers and participants (counters), CFO’s quarterly speaker series event on December 5 (7 pm) will feature NAS’s Geoff LeBaron (national CBC Director), and a panel of Colorado compilers. If you are a compiler please plan on being on the call and announcing your plans for your CBC this winter. If you are a counter, please attend to find out the status of your favorite CBCs and get answers to any questions.

Some CBCs have been canceled this year, some are going forward and some have not yet been decided.

Watch Cobirds for an announcement with login details and/or event registration instructions towards the end of this month. This event will be free to the public.

By Saturday, Dec 5, all plans for CBCs should be settled. Tune in online to find out the plan for your favorite local CBC.

Nick Komar
CFO President
Fort Collins

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Date: 11/14/20 10:58 am
From: Gary Bowen (Thornton) <gewb10026...>
Subject: [cobirds] Bald Eagles remodeling nest along S. Platte in Adams County

Thursday Nov. 12
Watched a pair of bald eagles fixing things up and enjoying each other.
This nest has been here for years. Located about a mile down stream from
104th.
A few pics:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/64850628

Gary Bowen, Thornton

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Date: 11/13/20 8:04 pm
From: Philip Pratt <philip.pratt...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gtr. Yellowlegs, Snow Goose, Gtr. White-fr Geese, Leucistic Cack. Goose - Denver
Fellow Birders,
This Friday afternoon at *Lollipop Lake* in *Garland Park, Denver* (S Holly
St at Cherry Creek N Drive) I saw the following among the 400+ Cackling
Geese and 50+ Canada geese:

*Greater Yellowlegs* - present for last few days. Actively feeding much of
day.
*Snow Goose* - juvenile
*2 Greater White-fronted Geese* - one adult and one juvenile - present for
days
*Leucistic Cackling Goose*

Cheers,
Philip Pratt, Denver






Lollipop Lake, Denver

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Date: 11/13/20 4:26 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Correction: Probable Red-necked Grebe - Walker Pit - Douglas county
The grebe resembled the winter immature shown in the eastern Peterson field guide (not the adult).

Hugh


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Sent: Fri, Nov 13, 2020 5:02 pm
Subject: Probable Red-necked Grebe - Walker Pit - Douglas county

Urling and I just spent a half hour looking at a probable Red-necked Grebe, at the far north side of the Walker gravel pit near Franktown.

It had the shape of an RNGR, with a particularly noticeable long, pointed, dagger-like, yellow to yellow-orange bill. Size of a goldeneye but slimmer. General pattern matches the winter adult.
Its Ggay cap fades to whitish below the eye. We looked for & could not pick out a whitish vertical patch behind the eye. Gray-black back; whitish breast when it rose to wave its wings. But also: a white wing patch that showed consistently; RNGRs have white secondaries but none of the field guides show that on a bird on the water.
It resembles the winter adult shown in an Eastern Peterson field guide that we have.

It floated along the water, dove occasionally and caught food.

Hugh Kingery

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Date: 11/13/20 4:02 pm
From: 'Hugh Kingery' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Probable Red-necked Grebe - Walker Pit - Douglas county
Urling and I just spent a half hour looking at a probable Red-necked Grebe, at the far north side of the Walker gravel pit near Franktown.

It had the shape of an RNGR, with a particularly noticeable long, pointed, dagger-like, yellow to yellow-orange bill. Size of a goldeneye but slimmer. General pattern matches the winter adult.
Its Ggay cap fades to whitish below the eye. We looked for & could not pick out a whitish vertical patch behind the eye. Gray-black back; whitish breast when it rose to wave its wings. But also: a white wing patch that showed consistently; RNGRs have white secondaries but none of the field guides show that on a bird on the water.
It resembles the winter adult shown in an Eastern Peterson field guide that we have.

It floated along the water, dove occasionally and caught food.

Hugh Kingery

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Date: 11/13/20 3:45 pm
From: John Shenot <johnshenot...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Fort Collins Audubon Invites you to Virtual program on Crossbills presented by Dr. Craig Benkman
Several people have asked, so I will respond here. FCAS is not recording
our programs at this time. The Board of Directors considered this question
when we started using Zoom and decided against it. First, some of our
speakers prefer NOT to be recorded. But second, we are trying as best we
can to encourage people to attend our LIVE meetings and to make the
meetings interactive, just like our in-person meetings always were. I'm a
little concerned that if we record the presentations, fewer people will
attend and we'll lose that feeling of the chapter meeting being a social
event.

Sorry you missed it - Dr. Benkman's talk was FANTASTIC!

John Shenot
FCAS President
Fort Collins, CO

On Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8:36:52 AM UTC-7 Bird Lover wrote:

> was this program recorded? If so, can I access it?
>
> On Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 10:07:06 AM UTC-7 <jlmes......>
> wrote:
>
>> Fort Collins Audubon Society is hosting and invites you to join a Virtual
>> program presented by: Dr. Craig Benkman, Evolutionary Ecologist,
>> Ornithologist, Professor, University of Wyoming. “Some Crossbill
>> Natural History and the Cassia Crossbill.” Thursday, November 12, 2020.
>> Announcements: 7:00 p.m., Program 7:20 p.m.
>>
>> ***This will be an online meeting using Zoom***
>> Enter the following link on your web browser at or before 7 p.m. and
>> follow the instructions to join the meeting: *https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81677523880
>> <https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81677523880>*
>>
>> Jessie Meschievitz, Program Committee Chair. Fort Collins Audubon
>> Society, Fort Collins, CO
>>
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Date: 11/13/20 1:10 pm
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Red-necked Grebe in Bent County
Birders,

I found this Red-necked Grebe from the dam at John Martin Reservoir
(Bent County, CO) today. Instead of swimming with larger Western Grebes,
it consorted with a smaller Horned Grebe. Also seen from the dam, three
Greater Scaup, two Common Loons, ten Bonaparte's Gulls and and influx of
more than 100 Red-breasted Mergansers.

Photo by Norma Verhoeff.

Duane Nelson

Las Animas, Bent County, CO

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Date: 11/13/20 10:09 am
From: 'Steven Mlodinow' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Union Res, Weld, Kittiwake
Currently with Bonapartes Gulls at se corner of Union Reservoir

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Date: 11/13/20 10:09 am
From: Victoria S <azvictoria...>
Subject: [cobirds] Lower Derby Lake Drained at Arsenal?
Does anyone know if there's a particular reason why Lower Derby is drained
at the Arsenal? Aside from the obvious lack of water, but the other lakes
look reasonable...and crowded!

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Date: 11/13/20 8:06 am
From: rosanne juergens <rosanne.juergens...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Varied Thrush Jefferson County Hudson Gardens
I think that the reference to being opposite ACC means on the other side of
Santa Fe. I think the cascades would be the little dry creek at the south
end of Hudson Gardens (which is actually in Arapahoe County).
Rosanne Juergens
Centennial
impromptu translator of directions, lol

On Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8:36:52 AM UTC-7 kcloudview wrote:

> I'm confused. ACC is north of Hudson Gardens. Not at the south end.
>
> Kathy Holland
> Centennial
> Arapahoe Co.
>
> On 11/12/2020 4:48 PM W. Robert Shade III <wrsh......> wrote:
>
>
> While looking in vain for the waxwings about 3:00 PM 11/12 I spotted a
> Varied Thrush in the area called "Cascades" at the south end of Hudson
> Gardens (opposite Arapahoe Comm College). This will be tough to locate as
> the bird is wary and the vegetation is thick. I think it is a female.
>
> Bob Shade
> Lakewood
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Date: 11/13/20 7:37 am
From: KATHY HOLLAND <kcloudview...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Varied Thrush Jefferson County Hudson Gardens
I'm confused. ACC is north of Hudson Gardens. Not at the south end.

Kathy Holland
Centennial
Arapahoe Co.

> On 11/12/2020 4:48 PM W. Robert Shade III <wrshade3...> wrote:
>
>
> While looking in vain for the waxwings about 3:00 PM 11/12 I spotted a Varied Thrush in the area called "Cascades" at the south end of Hudson Gardens (opposite Arapahoe Comm College). This will be tough to locate as the bird is wary and the vegetation is thick. I think it is a female.
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> Bob Shade
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Date: 11/13/20 7:37 am
From: Bird Lover <cnunn6789...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Fort Collins Audubon Invites you to Virtual program on Crossbills presented by Dr. Craig Benkman
was this program recorded? If so, can I access it?

On Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 10:07:06 AM UTC-7 <jlmes......>
wrote:

> Fort Collins Audubon Society is hosting and invites you to join a Virtual
> program presented by: Dr. Craig Benkman, Evolutionary Ecologist,
> Ornithologist, Professor, University of Wyoming. “Some Crossbill Natural
> History and the Cassia Crossbill.” Thursday, November 12, 2020.
> Announcements: 7:00 p.m., Program 7:20 p.m.
>
> ***This will be an online meeting using Zoom***
> Enter the following link on your web browser at or before 7 p.m. and
> follow the instructions to join the meeting: *https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81677523880
> <https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81677523880>*
>
> Jessie Meschievitz, Program Committee Chair. Fort Collins Audubon
> Society, Fort Collins, CO
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Date: 11/13/20 7:31 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
My subject said "CO National Parks"--it is for all National Parks, Refuge,
Monuments, etc. properties.

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland


On Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8:25:17 AM UTC-7 The "Nunn Guy" wrote:

> Just found this ... four methods of ID:
>
> -
>
> Department of Defense Identification Card (CAC Card)
> -
>
> Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)
> -
>
> Veteran ID Card
> -
>
> Veterans designation on a state-issued U.S. driver’s license or
> identification card
>
> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>
> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
> On Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8:21:47 AM UTC-7 <ericb......> wrote:
>
>> I applied for the VIC the other day pretty easily as well. I have the
>> veteran notation on the CO drivers license, but wanted the VIC just to be
>> safe!
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 8:09 AM Todd Deininger <goldene......>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> As I understand the guidelines you will need to apply for a Veteran ID
>>> Card or some other form of id the shows your status to show at the park.
>>>
>>> It is a quick process to apply for the VIC, I did it on my phone the
>>> other night.
>>>
>>> The free entrance also applies to Gold Star families.
>>>
>>> On Fri, Nov 13, 2020, 7:57 AM 'The "Nunn Guy"' via Colorado Birds <
>>> <cob......> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi all
>>>>
>>>> Just heard about this exciting benefit, military veterans-like myself,
>>>> now enjoy free lifetime access to Colorado's National Parks!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/11/11/national-parks-free-veterans-gold-star-families/248597/
>>>>
>>>> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
>>>> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>>>>
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Date: 11/13/20 7:29 am
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
I was wondering if it was an option on the CO license. Thanks.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2020, 8:21 AM Eric Storms <ericbs1975...> wrote:

> I applied for the VIC the other day pretty easily as well. I have the
> veteran notation on the CO drivers license, but wanted the VIC just to be
> safe!
>
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 8:09 AM Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
> wrote:
>
>> As I understand the guidelines you will need to apply for a Veteran ID
>> Card or some other form of id the shows your status to show at the park.
>>
>> It is a quick process to apply for the VIC, I did it on my phone the
>> other night.
>>
>> The free entrance also applies to Gold Star families.
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 13, 2020, 7:57 AM 'The "Nunn Guy"' via Colorado Birds <
>> <cobirds...> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all
>>>
>>> Just heard about this exciting benefit, military veterans-like myself,
>>> now enjoy free lifetime access to Colorado's National Parks!
>>>
>>>
>>> https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/11/11/national-parks-free-veterans-gold-star-families/248597/
>>>
>>> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
>>> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>>>
>>> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
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Date: 11/13/20 7:25 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
Just found this ... four methods of ID:

-

Department of Defense Identification Card (CAC Card)
-

Veteran Health Identification Card (VHIC)
-

Veteran ID Card
-

Veterans designation on a state-issued U.S. driver’s license or
identification card

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
On Friday, November 13, 2020 at 8:21:47 AM UTC-7 <ericb......> wrote:

> I applied for the VIC the other day pretty easily as well. I have the
> veteran notation on the CO drivers license, but wanted the VIC just to be
> safe!
>
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 8:09 AM Todd Deininger <goldene......>
> wrote:
>
>> As I understand the guidelines you will need to apply for a Veteran ID
>> Card or some other form of id the shows your status to show at the park.
>>
>> It is a quick process to apply for the VIC, I did it on my phone the
>> other night.
>>
>> The free entrance also applies to Gold Star families.
>>
>> On Fri, Nov 13, 2020, 7:57 AM 'The "Nunn Guy"' via Colorado Birds <
>> <cob......> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all
>>>
>>> Just heard about this exciting benefit, military veterans-like myself,
>>> now enjoy free lifetime access to Colorado's National Parks!
>>>
>>>
>>> https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/11/11/national-parks-free-veterans-gold-star-families/248597/
>>>
>>> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
>>> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>>>
>>> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>>>
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Date: 11/13/20 7:21 am
From: Eric Storms <ericbs1975...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
I applied for the VIC the other day pretty easily as well. I have the
veteran notation on the CO drivers license, but wanted the VIC just to be
safe!

On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 8:09 AM Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
wrote:

> As I understand the guidelines you will need to apply for a Veteran ID
> Card or some other form of id the shows your status to show at the park.
>
> It is a quick process to apply for the VIC, I did it on my phone the other
> night.
>
> The free entrance also applies to Gold Star families.
>
> On Fri, Nov 13, 2020, 7:57 AM 'The "Nunn Guy"' via Colorado Birds <
> <cobirds...> wrote:
>
>> Hi all
>>
>> Just heard about this exciting benefit, military veterans-like myself,
>> now enjoy free lifetime access to Colorado's National Parks!
>>
>>
>> https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/11/11/national-parks-free-veterans-gold-star-families/248597/
>>
>> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
>> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>>
>> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>>
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Date: 11/13/20 7:09 am
From: Todd Deininger <goldeneagle90a...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
As I understand the guidelines you will need to apply for a Veteran ID Card
or some other form of id the shows your status to show at the park.

It is a quick process to apply for the VIC, I did it on my phone the other
night.

The free entrance also applies to Gold Star families.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2020, 7:57 AM 'The "Nunn Guy"' via Colorado Birds <
<cobirds...> wrote:

> Hi all
>
> Just heard about this exciting benefit, military veterans-like myself, now
> enjoy free lifetime access to Colorado's National Parks!
>
>
> https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/11/11/national-parks-free-veterans-gold-star-families/248597/
>
> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
>
> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
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Date: 11/13/20 6:57 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Veterans Now Free at All CO National Parks!
Hi all

Just heard about this exciting benefit, military veterans-like myself, now
enjoy free lifetime access to Colorado's National Parks!

https://theknow.denverpost.com/2020/11/11/national-parks-free-veterans-gold-star-families/248597/

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland

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Date: 11/12/20 5:30 pm
From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
Got a thread going in the 14ers.com Facebook group about Roger Linfield.
One of the members posted this link with Roger's impressive U.S. climbing
stats, and also noted that Roger is the person who placed the climbing
registers on a number of the state's 13ers. Some also noted his generosity
in putting together and donating a significant amount toward the bill for
trips to access the peaks on Cielo Vista ranch. I don't think I ever met
him, but it sure sounds like I missed out onknowing someone special.


https://www.listsofjohn.com/m/RogerLinfield?fbclid=IwAR0hvxD8S57jiNsXWoZ5ZOML7zVoc0e7k_cipOXxWgaHOrHOSpT27q7xHfs

Diana Beatty
El Paso County



On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 10:07 AM Cinnamon Bergeron <
<cinnamonbergeron...> wrote:

> Duane,
>
> Thank you for sharing this story. I don’t know Roger, but it still
> touched my heart. I am sorry for your loss.
>
> Cinnamon Bergeron
>
> On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 6:02 AM Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
> wrote:
>
>> Birders,
>>
>> My heart is heavy at the passing of Roger, one of my best friends. He was
>> simply one of the most remarkable people I ever met. We first met at my
>> house in Las Animas, CO in January of 2003, where I offered to take him see
>> an Eastern Towhee coming to seed in a remote Bent County Canyon. He saw a
>> dog-eared copy of Garratt and Martin's *Colorado Thirteeners *guide,
>> leafed through it, and immediately offered to hike up the three hardest
>> peaks I had remaining on my quest to finish climbing the Centennial
>> (highest hundred) peaks in Colorado. The next summer, we climbed Dallas,
>> Teakettle and Jagged Mountains.
>>
>> I'm attaching a few pictures of Roger in his element, in order to show
>> people another side to this giving, humble, and accomplished man. I last
>> saw Roger in late January at an annual Climber's Gathering in Golden. One
>> week later, he was diagnosed with cancer. Throughout his ordeal, he
>> constantly updated me on his status, talked with me, and made plans for his
>> return to climbing when he recovered.
>>
>> Rest in peace, friend.
>>
>> Duane Nelson, Las Animas, CO
>>
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Date: 11/12/20 3:49 pm
From: W. Robert Shade III <wrshade3...>
Subject: [cobirds] Varied Thrush Jefferson County Hudson Gardens
While looking in vain for the waxwings about 3:00 PM 11/12 I spotted a
Varied Thrush in the area called "Cascades" at the south end of Hudson
Gardens (opposite Arapahoe Comm College). This will be tough to locate as
the bird is wary and the vegetation is thick. I think it is a female.

Bob Shade
Lakewood

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Date: 11/12/20 3:15 pm
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Christmas Bird Counts
Hi John
I was thinking along the same lines as you one person or car of nuclear
family/friends per section. Our four circles are all rural, too, which
helps.
Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
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https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland



On Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 1:34:46 PM UTC-7 <mvjo......> wrote:

> Thanks Gary...I have been pondering that very thing these last few days.
> If there were specified areas or zones in your circle, one individual (or
> pod) could tackle it and stay socially distanced. We may try that in the
> San Luis valley.
>
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO
>
> On Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:37:45 AM UTC-7 The "Nunn Guy" wrote:
>
>> Hi all
>>
>> How many Colorado CBC circles to date are actually going to have a
>> Christmas Bird Count this year? Given the staggering rise of COVID
>> positives how much participation is available? Audubon offers two options:
>>
>> - Option 1: Run a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced CBC, if local
>> rules allow. [Must wait until November 15 at the earliest to choose this
>> option in order to better understand status of COVID outbreak in your
>> region during the CBC.]
>> - Option 2: If option 1 is not possible, cancel this season’s CBC for
>> your location. [Can choose this option now if you wish.]
>>
>> If you choose option 1, below are the guidelines that we urge you to
>> follow:
>>
>> - Wait until November 15 at the earliest to confirm CBC will take
>> place, if local regulations allow.
>> - Cancel all in-person compilation gatherings.
>> - Social distancing and/or masking are required at all times in the
>> field.
>> - Carpooling may only occur within existing familiar or social “pod”
>> groups.
>> - Activities must comply with all current state and municipal
>> COVID-19 guidelines.
>>
>> The Friends of the Pawnee National Grassland now has four CBCs (two new
>> (requested last January) approved just today!) it hosts:
>>
>> - Nunn
>> - Stoneham
>> - Crow Valley (New)
>> - Pawnee Buttes (New)
>>
>> I am waffling back and forth on whether to hold them this year or not.
>> Thoughts?
>>
>> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
>> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
>>
>> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>>
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Date: 11/12/20 1:57 pm
From: David Suddjian <dsuddjian...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fwd: [eBird Regional Editors] eBird Outage Nov 17-19 - help spread the word
An FYI for all eBird users for a shutdown of eBird coming next week.

David Suddjian
Littleton, CO

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Date: Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 2:10 PM
Subject: [eBird Regional Editors] eBird Outage Nov 17-19 - help spread the
word
To: eBird Regional Editors <ebird-regional-editors...>


Dear eBird Regional Editors,

As you are likely aware, eBird's long-term database migration from Oracle
to Postgres will be coming to an end on November 17-19. This means that all
of eBird will be down on those days - including the review tools, as well
as the Macaulay Library, Birds of the World - everything. More information
is here: https://ebird.org/news/database-update-november-17-19-maintenance

While we will have a notification system in eBird Mobile to warn users
about this, we can't reach everyone. Please feel free to distribute this
information to your local birding listservs, Whatsapp groups, or other
channels, including the link to the homepage article above.

Thanks for your help, and I sincerely hope everyone will be able to enjoy
birding in an eBirdless world for a few days!

Best,

John Garrett
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Date: 11/12/20 12:34 pm
From: <mvjo......> <mvjohnski...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Christmas Bird Counts
Thanks Gary...I have been pondering that very thing these last few days. If
there were specified areas or zones in your circle, one individual (or pod)
could tackle it and stay socially distanced. We may try that in the San
Luis valley.

John Rawinski
Monte Vista, CO

On Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:37:45 AM UTC-7 The "Nunn Guy" wrote:

> Hi all
>
> How many Colorado CBC circles to date are actually going to have a
> Christmas Bird Count this year? Given the staggering rise of COVID
> positives how much participation is available? Audubon offers two options:
>
> - Option 1: Run a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced CBC, if local
> rules allow. [Must wait until November 15 at the earliest to choose this
> option in order to better understand status of COVID outbreak in your
> region during the CBC.]
> - Option 2: If option 1 is not possible, cancel this season’s CBC for
> your location. [Can choose this option now if you wish.]
>
> If you choose option 1, below are the guidelines that we urge you to
> follow:
>
> - Wait until November 15 at the earliest to confirm CBC will take
> place, if local regulations allow.
> - Cancel all in-person compilation gatherings.
> - Social distancing and/or masking are required at all times in the
> field.
> - Carpooling may only occur within existing familiar or social “pod”
> groups.
> - Activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19
> guidelines.
>
> The Friends of the Pawnee National Grassland now has four CBCs (two new
> (requested last January) approved just today!) it hosts:
>
> - Nunn
> - Stoneham
> - Crow Valley (New)
> - Pawnee Buttes (New)
>
> I am waffling back and forth on whether to hold them this year or not.
> Thoughts?
>
> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
>
> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>
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Date: 11/12/20 12:02 pm
From: Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Jefferson County
No luck between noon and 12:30. Some people who were giving up mentioned
someone with a dog had gone by. No other birds either.
Larry Modesitt
Arvada

On Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 11:16:25 AM UTC-7 Nathan Pieplow wrote:

> A pair of Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches is foraging right now in the parking
> lot at the north access to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. A pleasant
> surprise.
>
> Nathan
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Date: 11/12/20 10:43 am
From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Christmas Bird Counts
The one I manage - Fountain Creek - is planning to go forward. We won't be
taking random requests for participantion, but it has always been a small
count with just a few individuals covering each territory anyway so it
doesn't require big changes for us, at least as things stand now, unless
one of our private land access isn't granted this year - still waiting to
hear from one. When i took over this circle, I created an eBird account
for it and each leader shares their checklists with that account so we
don't have to meet in person to share data.


Diana Beatty
El Paso County




On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 11:37 AM 'The "Nunn Guy"' via Colorado Birds <
<cobirds...> wrote:

> Hi all
>
> How many Colorado CBC circles to date are actually going to have a
> Christmas Bird Count this year? Given the staggering rise of COVID
> positives how much participation is available? Audubon offers two options:
>
> - Option 1: Run a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced CBC, if local
> rules allow. [Must wait until November 15 at the earliest to choose this
> option in order to better understand status of COVID outbreak in your
> region during the CBC.]
> - Option 2: If option 1 is not possible, cancel this season’s CBC for
> your location. [Can choose this option now if you wish.]
>
> If you choose option 1, below are the guidelines that we urge you to
> follow:
>
> - Wait until November 15 at the earliest to confirm CBC will take
> place, if local regulations allow.
> - Cancel all in-person compilation gatherings.
> - Social distancing and/or masking are required at all times in the
> field.
> - Carpooling may only occur within existing familiar or social “pod”
> groups.
> - Activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19
> guidelines.
>
> The Friends of the Pawnee National Grassland now has four CBCs (two new
> (requested last January) approved just today!) it hosts:
>
> - Nunn
> - Stoneham
> - Crow Valley (New)
> - Pawnee Buttes (New)
>
> I am waffling back and forth on whether to hold them this year or not.
> Thoughts?
>
> Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
> http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
>
> https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland
>
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Date: 11/12/20 10:37 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Christmas Bird Counts
Hi all

How many Colorado CBC circles to date are actually going to have a
Christmas Bird Count this year? Given the staggering rise of COVID
positives how much participation is available? Audubon offers two options:

- Option 1: Run a COVID-19 safe and socially distanced CBC, if local
rules allow. [Must wait until November 15 at the earliest to choose this
option in order to better understand status of COVID outbreak in your
region during the CBC.]
- Option 2: If option 1 is not possible, cancel this season’s CBC for
your location. [Can choose this option now if you wish.]

If you choose option 1, below are the guidelines that we urge you to
follow:

- Wait until November 15 at the earliest to confirm CBC will take place,
if local regulations allow.
- Cancel all in-person compilation gatherings.
- Social distancing and/or masking are required at all times in the
field.
- Carpooling may only occur within existing familiar or social “pod”
groups.
- Activities must comply with all current state and municipal COVID-19
guidelines.

The Friends of the Pawnee National Grassland now has four CBCs (two new
(requested last January) approved just today!) it hosts:

- Nunn
- Stoneham
- Crow Valley (New)
- Pawnee Buttes (New)

I am waffling back and forth on whether to hold them this year or not.
Thoughts?

Thanks, Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland

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Date: 11/12/20 10:34 am
From: Robert Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
Hi

I only met Roger a few times but I’m impressed on how much he meant to other people, he had to be a remarkable person. As was suggested a donation was made to the Community Foundation of Boulder in honor of Roger.

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 11/12/20 10:16 am
From: Nathan Pieplow <npieplow...>
Subject: [cobirds] Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch, Jefferson County
A pair of Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches is foraging right now in the parking
lot at the north access to Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge. A pleasant
surprise.

Nathan

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Date: 11/12/20 9:06 am
From: 'The \Nunn Guy\' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Veteran's Day Birding/Weld
Hi all

Frederick Lake was relatively quiet and unoccupied yesterday hosting a
smattering of geese and usual ducks. Windsor Lake had a Sandhill Crane
flyover of about three dozen cranes. Heard them while scanning water and
thought must be in north cornfields ... then I heard above me, way-y-y up
there, managed to get photo. Pointed out to passersby their call and birds
above to their delight. Over at Woods Lake a "ginormous" flock of birds
(geese, ducks, gulls) recommend birders drop by and have a look, there has
to be some good bird in that very large group-took long shot to show off
numbers.

Thanks Gary Lefko, Nunn
http://www.friendsofthepawneegrassland.org/
https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/birds-and-more-of-the-pawnee-national-grassland

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Date: 11/11/20 2:16 pm
From: Robert Righter <rorighter...>
Subject: [cobirds] CCSP--Scoter and Loons
Hi all

1 White-winged Scoter/ (f-imm)—in southern half of res.
2 Pacific Loons—I in northern half and 1 in central
1 Common Loon in northern half

Good assortment of winter ducks, 4 grebe species, lots of Bonaparte Gulls.

Bob Righter
Denver CO

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Date: 11/11/20 11:26 am
From: David Tønnessen <davidtonnessenx...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] House finch?
Amy,

That's because this is a Cassin's Finch! Notice the pale supercilium, crisp
underside streaking, and long primary projection.


David Tonnessen
Colorado Springs

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020, 12:14 PM Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...> wrote:

> This could very much be a case of me trying to turn a bird I see everyday
> into something new, but this bird seemed to stand out a bit from the female
> house finches. Mostly, the streaking on her breast seems more distinct
> (although neither of these pictures shows that very well). And more of
> yellow tint on rump and wings?
>
> Or… just another house finch? LOL.
>
> Thanks for your help!
>
> Amy Roberts
> Ft. Collins
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Date: 11/11/20 11:14 am
From: Amy Roberts <amyroberts999...>
Subject: [cobirds] House finch?
This could very much be a case of me trying to turn a bird I see everyday into something new, but this bird seemed to stand out a bit from the female house finches. Mostly, the streaking on her breast seems more distinct (although neither of these pictures shows that very well). And more of yellow tint on rump and wings?

Or… just another house finch? LOL.

Thanks for your help!

Amy Roberts
Ft. Collins
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Date: 11/11/20 9:28 am
From: Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Roger Linfield memorial


Cobirders,

Brenda feels fortunate that Roger was able to connect with many people over
the past several months. Those interactions felt like a memorial service of
sharing warm memories—that Roger could attend and appreciate. Because of
COVID, she isn’t planning a memorial service, as the reaching out from
people while he was alive was way better. In lieu of flowers, Brenda and
Roger would appreciate your considering a donation to the Community
Foundation Boulder County - 2020 Fires Relief Fund. Here is the link:
https://www.commfound.org/2020firesfund

Larry Modesitt, Arvada




On Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 9:55:05 AM UTC-7 Larry Modesitt wrote:

> Colorado has lost a great one, as Roger Linfield yesterday lost an
> eight-month battle to cancer. He rose to the top (literally and
> figuratively) in many fields. Birders and Peak-baggers know him as the
> seventh person in the Fourteener/400 Club, reached after he climbed all of
> the 14,000’ peaks and saw 400 birds in Colorado. His name sits at the top
> of listers for such varied counties as Phillips and Clear Creek. Prior to
> peak-bagging, he was one of the nation’s top rock climbers, and he was a
> valued leader for the Colorado Mountain Club. After all of those exploits,
> Roger became interested kayaking. Many of these activities were shared with
> his wife, Brenda, who was a key board member of Colorado Field
> Ornithologists and joined Roger in the Fourteener/400 Club. For NASA’s
> Joint Propulsion Laboratory, then later at Ball Aerospace that brought him
> to Colorado, he was Dr. Roger Linfield, a celebrated astronomer. Roger led
> many of us on a remarkable trail of accomplishment, togetherness, and
> inspiration. I cherish the times we spent together, and I value what he
> taught me. He will be missed greatly—by many.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>
>
>

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Date: 11/11/20 9:07 am
From: Jessie Lynn <jlmesch852...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fort Collins Audubon Invites you to Virtual program on Crossbills presented by Dr. Craig Benkman
Fort Collins Audubon Society is hosting and invites you to join a Virtual
program presented by: Dr. Craig Benkman, Evolutionary Ecologist,
Ornithologist, Professor, University of Wyoming. “Some Crossbill Natural
History and the Cassia Crossbill.” Thursday, November 12, 2020.
Announcements: 7:00 p.m., Program 7:20 p.m.

***This will be an online meeting using Zoom***
Enter the following link on your web browser at or before 7 p.m. and follow
the instructions to join the meeting: *https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81677523880
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Jessie Meschievitz, Program Committee Chair. Fort Collins Audubon
Society, Fort
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Date: 11/11/20 9:07 am
From: Cinnamon Bergeron <cinnamonbergeron...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
Duane,

Thank you for sharing this story. I don’t know Roger, but it still touched
my heart. I am sorry for your loss.

Cinnamon Bergeron

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 6:02 AM Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
wrote:

> Birders,
>
> My heart is heavy at the passing of Roger, one of my best friends. He was
> simply one of the most remarkable people I ever met. We first met at my
> house in Las Animas, CO in January of 2003, where I offered to take him see
> an Eastern Towhee coming to seed in a remote Bent County Canyon. He saw a
> dog-eared copy of Garratt and Martin's *Colorado Thirteeners *guide,
> leafed through it, and immediately offered to hike up the three hardest
> peaks I had remaining on my quest to finish climbing the Centennial
> (highest hundred) peaks in Colorado. The next summer, we climbed Dallas,
> Teakettle and Jagged Mountains.
>
> I'm attaching a few pictures of Roger in his element, in order to show
> people another side to this giving, humble, and accomplished man. I last
> saw Roger in late January at an annual Climber's Gathering in Golden. One
> week later, he was diagnosed with cancer. Throughout his ordeal, he
> constantly updated me on his status, talked with me, and made plans for his
> return to climbing when he recovered.
>
> Rest in peace, friend.
>
> Duane Nelson, Las Animas, CO
>
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Date: 11/11/20 7:28 am
From: Nicholas Komar <quetzal65...>
Subject: [cobirds] Kittiwake - Larimer
A cooperative, photogenic adult black-legged kittiwake is at the southeast corner of Lake Loveland among Bonaparte’s Gulls and common Mergansers

Nick Komar
Fort Collins CO

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Date: 11/11/20 5:02 am
From: Duane Nelson <dnelson1...>
Subject: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
Birders,

My heart is heavy at the passing of Roger, one of my best friends. He
was simply one of the most remarkable people I ever met. We first met at
my house in Las Animas, CO in January of 2003, where I offered to take
him see an Eastern Towhee coming to seed in a remote Bent County Canyon.
He saw a dog-eared copy of Garratt and Martin's /Colorado Thirteeners
/guide, leafed through it, and immediately offered to hike up the three
hardest peaks I had remaining on my quest to finish climbing the
Centennial (highest hundred) peaks in Colorado. The next summer, we
climbed Dallas, Teakettle and Jagged Mountains.

I'm attaching a few pictures of Roger in his element, in order to show
people another side to this giving, humble, and accomplished man. I last
saw Roger in late January at an annual Climber's Gathering in Golden.
One week later, he was diagnosed with cancer. Throughout his ordeal, he
constantly updated me on his status, talked with me, and made plans for
his return to climbing when he recovered.

Rest in peace, friend.

Duane Nelson, Las Animas, CO


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Date: 11/10/20 5:27 pm
From: Arthur Bezuidenhout <odzibez...>
Subject: Re: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
I echo what everyone has said about Roger. A really good man. The few
times our paths crossed were memorable to me. The first being at the crux
of summiting Mt Wilson. He made sure that I got up the crux and down
safely.
Condolences to Brenda and all family!
Bez Bezuidenhout
Arapahoe County.

On Tue, Nov 10, 2020 at 9:55 AM Larry Modesitt <larry.corvid...>
wrote:

> Colorado has lost a great one, as Roger Linfield yesterday lost an
> eight-month battle to cancer. He rose to the top (literally and
> figuratively) in many fields. Birders and Peak-baggers know him as the
> seventh person in the Fourteener/400 Club, reached after he climbed all of
> the 14,000’ peaks and saw 400 birds in Colorado. His name sits at the top
> of listers for such varied counties as Phillips and Clear Creek. Prior to
> peak-bagging, he was one of the nation’s top rock climbers, and he was a
> valued leader for the Colorado Mountain Club. After all of those exploits,
> Roger became interested kayaking. Many of these activities were shared with
> his wife, Brenda, who was a key board member of Colorado Field
> Ornithologists and joined Roger in the Fourteener/400 Club. For NASA’s
> Joint Propulsion Laboratory, then later at Ball Aerospace that brought him
> to Colorado, he was Dr. Roger Linfield, a celebrated astronomer. Roger led
> many of us on a remarkable trail of accomplishment, togetherness, and
> inspiration. I cherish the times we spent together, and I value what he
> taught me. He will be missed greatly—by many.
>
> Larry Modesitt
>
> Arvada
>
>
>
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Date: 11/10/20 5:06 pm
From: Bill Maynard <bmaynard99...>
Subject: RE: [cobirds] Roger Linfield
COBirders,



Roger Linfield was a great person. I first met him on Attu Island in May 1985, yes Attu Class of 1985. Roger and maybe 7 more of us were young at the time and fit enough to chase all the Attu rarities on foot and on bicycles where we were delighted to see three bird species new to North America, Oriental Pratincole, Siberian Blue Robin, and Asian Brown Flycatcher. During dinner our group sat together and shared our personal stories of which Roger’s were, of course, the most impressive and they became even more impressive in the following years. R.I.P. Roger.



Bill Maynard

Colorado Springs



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To: Colorado Birds
Subject: [cobirds] Roger Linfield



Colorado has lost a great one, as Roger Linfield yesterday lost an eight-month battle to cancer. He rose to the top (literally and figuratively) in many fields. Birders and Peak-baggers know him as the seventh person in the Fourteener/400 Club, reached after he climbed all of the 14,000’ peaks and saw 400 birds in Colorado. His name sits at the top of listers for such varied counties as Phillips and Clear Creek. Prior to peak-bagging, he was one of the nation’s top rock climbers, and he was a valued leader for the Colorado Mountain Club. After all of those exploits, Roger became interested kayaking. Many of these activities were shared with his wife, Brenda, who was a key board member of Colorado Field Ornithologists and joined Roger in the Fourteener/400 Club. For NASA’s Joint Propulsion Laboratory, then later at Ball Aerospace that brought him to Colorado, he was Dr. Roger Linfield, a celebrated astronomer. Roger led many of us on a remarkable trail of accomplishment, togetherness, and inspiration. I cherish the times we spent together, and I value what he taught me. He will be missed greatly—by many.

Larry Modesitt

Arvada



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Date: 11/10/20 5:03 pm
From: Gregg Goodrich <gregggoodrich...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Roger Linfield
Here is the link if you would like to donate to the Community Foundation
Boulder County - 2020 fires Relief Fund.

https://www.commfound.org/2020firesfund

Gregg Goodrich
Highlands Ranch


On Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:55:23 PM UTC-7 Gregg Goodrich wrote:

> Roger was also a top county lister with at least 125 species in each of
> Colorado's 64 counties. We traveled to Cuba with Roger and Brenda and I
> remember his keen sighting got us the Cuban Black Hawk which we had just
> about given up on. As well as climbing the 14ers, he also climb the highest
> 899 peaks in Colorado. Brenda asks in lieu of flowers please consider a