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11/17/18 7:37 pm JoAnn Riggle <joannpotterriggle...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Sedge Wren
11/17/18 2:32 pm B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Montrose 60+ Goldeneyes
11/17/18 11:57 am Steve Smith <stevesmith0813...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Ferruginous hawks Durango
11/16/18 1:39 pm B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Delta - Tundra Swans
11/16/18 10:22 am Susan Allerton <sallerton...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Eastern Phoebe at Pastorius 11/16/18
11/16/18 7:31 am 'Kathleen McGinley' <mcginley...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Tundra Swans - Mesa County
11/15/18 4:55 pm JoAnn Riggle <joannpotterriggle...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] New sparrow
11/14/18 5:11 pm 'Shep & Mary Harris' <smnharris...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> Re: [wsbn] Colorado Christmas Bird Count dates
11/14/18 3:38 pm Brandon <bkpercival...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Colorado Christmas Bird Count dates
11/13/18 9:15 pm B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] G. Scaups & Cackling Geese - Montrose
11/12/18 6:03 pm Mike Henwood <mhawkhen...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Harris's and Fox Sparrow - Mesa County
11/11/18 12:35 pm Leon Thurmon <lmthurmon...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] A couple of interesting possibilities [3 Attachments]
11/9/18 7:19 pm Brenda Wright <coenbrenda...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Unexpected birds in Ouray County
11/9/18 5:04 pm Jan Leonard <jleonard...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Moffat White-winged Scoter
11/8/18 3:33 pm Tom McConnell <immac...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Fryingpan / Ruedi
11/8/18 1:29 pm victor <victor...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Bonaparte's Gull-Kenney Res.
11/8/18 8:35 am Eric Hynes <erichynes28...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> Re: [wsbn] ID thoughts on Sandpiper & Dowitchers
11/7/18 7:50 pm B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] ID thoughts on Sandpiper & Dowitchers [2 Attachments]
11/7/18 6:07 pm B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Delta - Semipalmated Sandpiper & Dowitchers
11/7/18 4:40 pm Rebecca Kindred <rkspirit...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Horned larks at Ridgway Reservoir
11/7/18 1:54 pm Tom McConnell <immac...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Craig Tundra Swans
11/6/18 11:57 am Forrest Luke <forrest.luke...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] (TRAPPER)Swans Hanging Around [1 Attachment]
11/5/18 7:36 am Forrest Luke <forrest.luke...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] (TRAPPER)Tundra Swans [1 Attachment]
11/4/18 4:04 pm Leon Thurmon <lmthurmon...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] White Throated Sparrow [3 Attachments]
11/4/18 3:47 pm Jason St Pierre <mrjstpierre...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Harris's Sparrow at the Hatchery
10/30/18 2:39 pm B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Avocets, Cormorants, Hooded Mergansers, & Gulls
10/30/18 5:29 am Jason St Pierre <mrjstpierre...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Re: Cortez Area Christmas Bird Count planning
10/29/18 5:42 pm Jason St Pierre <mrjstpierre...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Cortez Area Christmas Bird Count planning
10/29/18 10:36 am JoAnn <joannpotterriggle...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Oriole
10/26/18 6:28 pm Brenda Wright <coenbrenda...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Harris's Sparrow
10/26/18 12:43 pm Leon Thurmon <lmthurmon...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] American Crows [1 Attachment]
10/26/18 9:10 am Forrest Luke <forrest.luke...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] (TRAPPER)Jan's Sparrows [1 Attachment]
10/25/18 8:16 am <Zblueheron...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> Re: [wsbn] Pacific Loon in Delta 10/23/2018
10/23/18 10:36 pm Bruce Ackerman <backerman1...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Pacific Loon in Delta 10/23/2018
10/23/18 8:13 pm <erik.hendrickson755...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Eurasian Wigeon Continues in Cortez (Montezuma)
10/22/18 8:08 pm Eric Hynes <erichynes28...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Wood Duck continues at Telluride Valley Floor (San Miguel County)
10/22/18 1:53 pm Brenda Wright <coenbrenda...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Yellow-shafted Flicker and White-throated Sparrow
10/22/18 10:03 am Forrest Luke <forrest.luke...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] (TRAPPER)White-throated Sparrows [1 Attachment]
10/21/18 8:35 pm Dennis Garrison <dennisgarrison...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Pacochupuk, Ridgway SP western grebe
10/21/18 8:18 pm Arden Anderson <arden...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Blue Mesa Reservoir
10/20/18 6:25 pm Brenda Wright <coenbrenda...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Miramonte Reservoir
10/20/18 11:35 am Andy Thomson <andymarythomson...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> [wsbn] Rough Legged Hawk
 
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Date: 11/17/18 7:37 pm
From: JoAnn Riggle <joannpotterriggle...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Sedge Wren
Yesterday, Eric Culbertson found a Sedge Wren at Lake Creek Village Wetlands, in Edwards. Today three of us joined him to try and get photographic and or audio proof. The bird was still around this morning and calling quite a bit. He moves and ducks for cover very quickly but we still got pretty good looks at him. For comparison we also located a Marsh Wren in the same reed bed. I was able to get a photo which shows some field marks even though it is not in focus. We tried to get audio but the marsh is sandwiched in between the I-70 and a construction area. We also had an American Pipit fly over while calling and a Great-tailed Grackle.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50007572


JoAnn Potter Riggle

“The difference between a beginning birder and an experienced one is that beginning birders have misidentified few birds. Experienced birders have misidentified thousands.” Pete Dunne




 

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Date: 11/17/18 2:32 pm
From: B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Montrose 60+ Goldeneyes
Today around noon there were 60+ Goldeneyes, many Barrow’s, Montrose Black Canyon of the Gunnison East Portal. I’m still sorting through photos to estimate number of Barrows and Commons.

East Portal will be closed next week for the winter.

📷 Betty
Montrose
 

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Date: 11/17/18 11:57 am
From: Steve Smith <stevesmith0813...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Ferruginous hawks Durango
There were 2 light phase Ferruginous hawks south of Zink’s pond today. One
was perched on a pole and was chased off by the other.
--
Steve Smith
Durango

 

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Date: 11/16/18 1:39 pm
From: B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Delta - Tundra Swans
There are 2 Tundra Swans at the larger pond on G50 in Delta.

📷 Betty

 

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Date: 11/16/18 10:22 am
From: Susan Allerton <sallerton...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Eastern Phoebe at Pastorius 11/16/18
11/16/18Hi everyone,
Around 9:30 AM this morning, there was an EASTERN PHOEBE on the east
side of Pastorius Reservoir. The bird was perching on the barbed wire
fence and the line of cottonwoods along that fence (near the
restroom). A Semipalmated Plover has been around since 11/12/18. The
plover and an American Pipit have been foraging on the ice on the
north side of the spit.

Susan

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Date: 11/16/18 7:31 am
From: 'Kathleen McGinley' <mcginley...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Tundra Swans - Mesa County
Mike Henwood, Eileen Cunningham and I found five Tundra
Swans yesterday at Highline Lake State Park. Also saw three
Red-breasted Mergansers on the lake and one Common Loon on
Mack Mesa.
Kathleen McGinley

 

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Date: 11/15/18 4:55 pm
From: JoAnn Riggle <joannpotterriggle...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] New sparrow
I just had confirmation from Tony L that the sparrow I found at the Lake Creek Village Wetlands this afternoon is a Swamp Sparrow. I have posted the photos with my eBird list on Eagle County. Call or text me if you want directions. 970-390-6171

JoAnn Potter Riggle

“The difference between a beginning birder and an experienced one is that beginning birders have misidentified few birds. Experienced birders have misidentified thousands.” Pete Dunne




 

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Date: 11/14/18 5:11 pm
From: 'Shep & Mary Harris' <smnharris...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [wsbn] Colorado Christmas Bird Count dates
Roaring Fork Audubon is Dec 15th
Thanks,
Mary

On Wed, 14 Nov 2018 at 16:38, Brandon <bkpercival...> [wsbn] <
<wsbn-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi all,
>
> Since we are a month away from the first Christmas Bird Counts in Colorado
> this winter, I thought I'd give you all an update on the dates of the
> counts, that I know about so far. If you are the compiler of any counts,
> please enter the date on the CBC Website, or I can for you.
>
> Christmas Bird Count season is coming up, starting Dec 14, 2018 to Jan 5,
> 2019. Here are the dates that are on the CBC Website so far.
>
> Saturday (12/15/2018):
> Colorado Springs
> Denver
> Granby
> Longmont
> Montrose
> Pueblo Reservoir
> Pagosa Springs
> Salida
>
> Sunday (12/16/2018):
> Aspen
> Barr Lake
> Boulder
> Evergreen-Idaho Springs
> Penrose
> Rocky Mountain National Park
>
> Monday (12/17/2018)
> John Martin Reservoir
>
> Tuesday (12/18/2018)
> Rocky Ford
> Weldona-Fort Morgan
>
> Wednesday (12/19/2018)
> Pueblo
>
> Saturday (12/22/2018)
> Nunn
> Spanish Peaks
>
> Saturday (12/29/2018)
> Cortez
> Westcliffe
> Douglas County
>
> Tuesday (01/01/2019)
> Denver (Urban)
> Loveland
>
> Saturday (01/05/2019)
> Black Forest
> Lake Isabel
>
> --
> Brandon Percival
> Colorado Christmas Bird Count Regional Editor
> Pueblo West, CO
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/14/18 3:38 pm
From: Brandon <bkpercival...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Colorado Christmas Bird Count dates
Hi all,

Since we are a month away from the first Christmas Bird Counts in Colorado
this winter, I thought I'd give you all an update on the dates of the
counts, that I know about so far. If you are the compiler of any counts,
please enter the date on the CBC Website, or I can for you.

Christmas Bird Count season is coming up, starting Dec 14, 2018 to Jan 5,
2019. Here are the dates that are on the CBC Website so far.

Saturday (12/15/2018):
Colorado Springs
Denver
Granby
Longmont
Montrose
Pueblo Reservoir
Pagosa Springs
Salida

Sunday (12/16/2018):
Aspen
Barr Lake
Boulder
Evergreen-Idaho Springs
Penrose
Rocky Mountain National Park

Monday (12/17/2018)
John Martin Reservoir

Tuesday (12/18/2018)
Rocky Ford
Weldona-Fort Morgan

Wednesday (12/19/2018)
Pueblo

Saturday (12/22/2018)
Nunn
Spanish Peaks

Saturday (12/29/2018)
Cortez
Westcliffe
Douglas County

Tuesday (01/01/2019)
Denver (Urban)
Loveland

Saturday (01/05/2019)
Black Forest
Lake Isabel

--
Brandon Percival
Colorado Christmas Bird Count Regional Editor
Pueblo West, CO

 

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Date: 11/13/18 9:15 pm
From: B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] G. Scaups & Cackling Geese - Montrose
Won’t have time until late tomorrow to post eBird report from today at Otter Pond in Montrose. Want to let you all know there were 13 Cackling Geese and at least 2 Greater Scaups. In addition a Redhead, Ring-neck Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, and other birds.

This little pond to providing rarities almost every day lately.

📷 Betty

 

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Date: 11/12/18 6:03 pm
From: Mike Henwood <mhawkhen...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Harris's and Fox Sparrow - Mesa County
Hi All,

Katey Buster and I started the morning by visiting Leon Thurman's home on
East Orchard Mesa (EOM) and getting great looks at the 1st year *Harris's
Sparrow* visiting his feeders. From there we went to Tillie Bishop SWA
(near Palisade on EOM) to bird Had great looks at a Marsh Wren and
then a *Slate-colored
Fox Sparrow, *which popped up while we were pishing in an area with Song,
White-crowned Sparrows, Spotted Towhees and juncos. My impression was the
bird seemed to have darker spots on breast and more red on wings and tail
then the Slate-colored Fox Sparrows I am used to seeing in willow carrs,
which might mean it is a migrant from outside Colorado.

*Birds of Western Colorado Plateau and Mesa County *by Coen Dexter et al
indicates most of our breeding Slate-colored Fox Sparrows depart by end of
Sept. Also notes that migrants follow mid-elevation routes and seldom seen
in low-elevation valleys.

Great day of birding,

Mike Henwood
Grand Junction

 

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Date: 11/11/18 12:35 pm
From: Leon Thurmon <lmthurmon...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] A couple of interesting possibilities [3 Attachments]
Hi Birders,
I think I have a Harris's sparrow in my yard.  Take a look at the pics attached, they are rather poor, but the best I could get.  Harris's ??
The next photo looks like a hybrid Mallard-Gadwall.  maybe?
Leon T.Palisade

 

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Date: 11/9/18 7:19 pm
From: Brenda Wright <coenbrenda...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Unexpected birds in Ouray County
Greetings,

Today we had a great day in Ouray County! The most unexpected bird was an American Bittern. We were quite shocked!
Bitterns are very rare on the western slope and even more rare at this date and elevation.
Our first Scoter of the year was also a nice surprise.  See links to checklists below for photos.

Cheers, Brenda & Coen

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49814172
http://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49809054
 

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Date: 11/9/18 5:04 pm
From: Jan Leonard <jleonard...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Moffat White-winged Scoter

Sent from my iPad Forrest Luke located a female/ juvenile White-wing Scoter at Elk head today. One Tundra Swan is also still present at the WFMC ponds. I got only poor pics of the Scoter but will put them on Ebird.

 

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Date: 11/8/18 3:33 pm
From: Tom McConnell <immac...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Fryingpan / Ruedi
We went up to Ruedi with Linda Vidal this morning. Typical of Ruedi there weren’t many birds but we found Barrow’s Goldeneyes scattered along the way, 1fm at Seven Castles, 10 at Cap K Ranch (Sloss), and 5 at Ruedi Res (Pitkin County end.) Common Mergansers, Buffleheads, Common Goldeneyes, Mallards only other waterfowl at Ruedi.

Tom and Kay

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Date: 11/8/18 1:29 pm
From: victor <victor...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Bonaparte's Gull-Kenney Res.
Went up to Rio Blanco Lake to look for Tom & Kay’s Bonaparte’s Gull this morning. No luck. Luck of ducks. Best ones were a couple of Canvasbacks, a couple of Common Loons and several Common Goldeneyes. Decided to keep going to Kenney Reservoir. Better luck. Two Bonaparte’s Gulls, 9 Common Goldeneyes, 1 Barrow’s Goldeneye.

Vic Zerbi
 

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Date: 11/8/18 8:35 am
From: Eric Hynes <erichynes28...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [wsbn] ID thoughts on Sandpiper & Dowitchers
Hi Betty:

It would be greatly appreciated if you could simply share the link to the
eBird checklist you submitted. It is a much easier way for all to review
your images that way to share our opinions on your sandpiper and dowitchers..

I do not think I am alone in that trying to open attachments with Yahoo
groups emails is problematic.

Thanks for your consideration,
Eric
......................
Eric Hynes
Telluride, CO
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Field Guides Birding Tours
www.fieldguides.com
http://fieldguides.com/guides/eric-hynes



On Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 8:50 PM B Fenton <photographer.birder...>
[wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> wrote:

>
> [Attachment(s) <#m_-6885585163993185020_TopText> from B Fenton included
> below]
>
>
> Finally reviewing photos of the sandpiper and dowitchers.
>
> I’m now believing what I thought was a Semipalmated Sandpiper is actually
> a Least Sandpiper. May I have your thoughts? Photo attached.
>
> The dowitchers are long-bilked, I believe. Thoughts?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 📷 Betty

 

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Date: 11/7/18 7:50 pm
From: B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] ID thoughts on Sandpiper & Dowitchers [2 Attachments]

Finally reviewing photos of the sandpiper and dowitchers.

I’m now believing what I thought was a Semipalmated Sandpiper is actually a Least Sandpiper. May I have your thoughts? Photo attached.

The dowitchers are long-bilked, I believe. Thoughts?








📷 Betty
 

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Date: 11/7/18 6:07 pm
From: B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Delta - Semipalmated Sandpiper & Dowitchers
Was surprised to find a Semipalmated Sandpiper and 3 Dowitchers at the small pond on G50 Road in Delta today. Photos will be added to eBird report once I get home.

📷 Betty

 

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Date: 11/7/18 4:40 pm
From: Rebecca Kindred <rkspirit...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Horned larks at Ridgway Reservoir
Hello, all -

Sue Hirschman and I were birding the half-empty Ridgway reservoir today and spotted 4 horned larks on the ground. She took photos but don’t know how they turned out yet. Haven’t seen those in this county (Ouray) before.

Also saw great blue herons, double crested cormorants, Western grebes, pied billed grebe, common mergansers - the usual suspects in the water. Lots of gulls NOS, and herring gulls.

Lone Audubon’s warbler and a couple of mountain bluebirds on shore, meadowlark in nearby field. Seems kind of late for those, but…

Rebecca Kindred
 

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Date: 11/7/18 1:54 pm
From: Tom McConnell <immac...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Craig Tundra Swans
Kay and I ran up to Craig to see Forrest’s swans this mornings. One more had joined the group for a total of five swans. Other interesting birds around:

Perch Pond – Red-breasted Merganser
WFMC ponds – Common Goldeneyes (FOS for Me)
Loudy-Simpson Park – late DC Cormorant
Rio Blanco Lake – Bonaparte’s Gulls (2)

Thanks Forrest.

Tom & Kay


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Date: 11/6/18 11:57 am
From: Forrest Luke <forrest.luke...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] (TRAPPER)Swans Hanging Around [1 Attachment]
I stopped at WFMC Ponds south of Craig this morning and the four Tundra Swans were still present.

Cheers,

Forrest Luke
Craig

 

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Date: 11/5/18 7:36 am
From: Forrest Luke <forrest.luke...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] (TRAPPER)Tundra Swans [1 Attachment]
Four adult Tundra Swans showed up at WFMC Ponds south of Craig on Friday, Nov 2. They stayed through the weekend but I didn't see them this morning. I will check again later but they may have moved on with the snow storm.

Good Birding,

Forrest Luke
Craig

 

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Date: 11/4/18 4:04 pm
From: Leon Thurmon <lmthurmon...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] White Throated Sparrow [3 Attachments]
Hi Birders,
Was treated to a White-Throated Sparrow in my yard this evening.  Pics Attached.
CheersLeon T.Palisade

 

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Date: 11/4/18 3:47 pm
From: Jason St Pierre <mrjstpierre...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Harris's Sparrow at the Hatchery
Ryan Votta found a beautiful immature Harris's Sparrow today at the fish
hatchery in Durango today. I relocated it this afternoon around the pond
east of the river trail. It was loosely associated with Dark-eyed Juncos.

Jason

 

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Date: 10/30/18 2:39 pm
From: B Fenton <photographer.birder...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Avocets, Cormorants, Hooded Mergansers, & Gulls
Braved the rain and went to look for fallout birds.

First stop was Sweitzer Lake in Delta. Highlight was a Lincoln’s Sparrow and some gulls. I need to review photos to get a better ID.

Then to Delta G50 Road area. Expected birds were present. Only surprise were 8 American Avocets at the smaller pond.

Delta, Confluence Park: 14 Cormorants - I believe they were all Double-Crested but I need to review photos of them and the gulls that were present.

Last stop was Montrose’s Otter Pond. A male & female Hooded Mergansers were present.

Not many birds were seen at any of the locations. I was hoping for something spectacular.

📷 Betty
Montrose

 

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Date: 10/30/18 5:29 am
From: Jason St Pierre <mrjstpierre...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Re: Cortez Area Christmas Bird Count planning
Saturday The 29th was previously pinned during a field trip, and we will proceed with that date scheduled for the Cortez CBC.

Jason

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 29, 2018, at 6:42 PM, Jason St Pierre <mrjstpierre...> wrote:
>
> Hi Folks,
>
> I'm going to need to choose a date for this year's CBC in Cortez soon. The dates I'm considering are December 26th (Wednesday) and Saturday the 29th.. If anyone knows of major conflicts such as other CBCs planned, please let me know.
>
> Last year's turnout was incredible. Perhaps we can keep this going? Weather seemed to be a factor.
>
> Jason St. Pierre

 

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Date: 10/29/18 5:42 pm
From: Jason St Pierre <mrjstpierre...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Cortez Area Christmas Bird Count planning
Hi Folks,

I'm going to need to choose a date for this year's CBC in Cortez soon. The
dates I'm considering are December 26th (Wednesday) and Saturday the 29th.
If anyone knows of major conflicts such as other CBCs planned, please let
me know.

Last year's turnout was incredible. Perhaps we can keep this going? Weather
seemed to be a factor.

Jason St. Pierre

 

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Date: 10/29/18 10:36 am
From: JoAnn <joannpotterriggle...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Oriole
There is a Baltimore Oriole at 91 Lariat Ct in Edwards. Call or text Penny 970-331-2559 if you want to come by and see him.

JoAnn Potter Riggle

The difference between a beginning birder and an experienced one is that beginning birders have misidentified few birds. Experienced birders have misidentified thousands.” Pete Dunn



 

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Date: 10/26/18 6:28 pm
From: Brenda Wright <coenbrenda...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Harris's Sparrow
Greetings,
October, which most years are not that great for birding, has been exceptional this fall. We have had 57 species in our yard this October and in Nucla First Park, 117 species since 1 October. Late this afternoon there was a White-throated Sparrow and a Harris's Sparrow sitting next to each other in our yard. It has been several years since we have had a Harris's Sparrow in our yard. Our WTSP is very confiding and we see it every time we go in the yard. We will see if the Harris's follows the same routine tomorrow morning. We may have to scare away the juncos, white-crowns, rare sparrows just so the House Sparrows have a chance to eat.Photos are in the link below!Coen and Brenda
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49480957


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Date: 10/26/18 12:43 pm
From: Leon Thurmon <lmthurmon...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] American Crows [1 Attachment]
Hi Birders,
Early this morning I was treated to a mob of migrating American Crows.  Around 50-75 of these crows descended on the russian olive trees in my yard and ate and ate and ate olives (pic attached), then took off back on their way south. Anyone else seen a "dribble" formation of American crows winging their way south? A couple of years ago I saw hundreds and hundreds flying over the Grand Valley heading south.  From my years in Oklahoma I know many thousands of them gather to winter in Southern Oklahoma and Texas. 

Leon T.Palisade



 

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Date: 10/26/18 9:10 am
From: Forrest Luke <forrest.luke...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] (TRAPPER)Jan's Sparrows [1 Attachment]
Had the chance to visit Jan Leonard's yard north of Craig this morning. She had a group of five sparrows-three White-throated and two Harris's. She said they showed up yesterday. Kind of off the charts unusual for such a congregation of rare sparrows all together.

Cheers,

Forrest Luke
Craig

 

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Date: 10/25/18 8:16 am
From: <Zblueheron...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [wsbn] Pacific Loon in Delta 10/23/2018
I just stopped by and found the loon. Nice bird Bruce! Looks like Pacific to me. It was close and I got decent photos.

Connie Kogler

Connie
Aslansown.com
Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 23, 2018, at 11:36 PM, Bruce Ackerman <backerman1...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...> wrote:
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>>> Pacific Loon on G50 Rd, Delta-- I think. I hope someone else can confirm. I'll post a mediocre photo tonight on Ebird. Big pond at west end of G50 road (approx. 5 miles west of center of Delta). I watched from 5 until sunset at 6pm tonight. Smaller than Common Loon. Bill thinner, strong black-white contrast vertical along neck. Faint chin-strap, I think. Matches winter plumage of juvenile Pacific. Was steadily swimming and diving all the way around lake, twice. (I had trouble keeping up with it. Could be anywhere or diving. No good place to park along road, so be safe. Maybe park at Escalante State Wildlife Area parking lot, and walk along road looking at lake. Scope is recommended.). In same area, also saw about 300 sandhill cranes, which flew in to 1250 Rd (cow pasture on east side) between 5 and 6pm. Saw Coopers Hawk, big flock of meadowlarks.
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>>> Bruce Ackerman, Montrose
>>> <bruceackermanaud...>
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Date: 10/23/18 10:36 pm
From: Bruce Ackerman <backerman1...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Pacific Loon in Delta 10/23/2018
>> Pacific Loon on G50 Rd, Delta-- I think. I hope someone else can confirm.. I'll post a mediocre photo tonight on Ebird. Big pond at west end of G50 road (approx. 5 miles west of center of Delta). I watched from 5 until sunset at 6pm tonight. Smaller than Common Loon. Bill thinner, strong black-white contrast vertical along neck. Faint chin-strap, I think. Matches winter plumage of juvenile Pacific. Was steadily swimming and diving all the way around lake, twice. (I had trouble keeping up with it. Could be anywhere or diving. No good place to park along road, so be safe. Maybe park at Escalante State Wildlife Area parking lot, and walk along road looking at lake. Scope is recommended.). In same area, also saw about 300 sandhill cranes, which flew in to 1250 Rd (cow pasture on east side) between 5 and 6pm. Saw Coopers Hawk, big flock of meadowlarks.
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>> Bruce Ackerman, Montrose
>> <bruceackermanaud...>

 

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Date: 10/23/18 8:13 pm
From: <erik.hendrickson755...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Eurasian Wigeon Continues in Cortez (Montezuma)
Greetings WSBN Birders:

The Eurasian Wigeon is still being seen at Industrial Park Pond, on the northwest outskirts of Cortez. I saw the duck today under overcast skies (photos in my ebird list are from yesterday, when it was sunny).

Access the pond from the Carpenter Natural Area, 1/2 mile east of the intersection of County Road 25 and L (park at the big flagpole and walk to the pond). The Eurasian Wigeon is often seen at the northeast edge of the raft of ducks in the pond.

In addition to the birds seen yesterday, a Hooded Merganser and two Canvasback were on the pond today.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49361105 https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49361105

Erik Hendrickson
Cortez, CO






 

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Date: 10/22/18 8:08 pm
From: Eric Hynes <erichynes28...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Wood Duck continues at Telluride Valley Floor (San Miguel County)
Hello Western Slope Birders:

I just wanted to share that the hen Wood Duck I first reported a few days
ago on the Telluride Valley Floor has stuck around. It remains in the same
small beaver impoundment with some Mallards. I had time to get better
images today, which can be viewed at the checklist here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49378963

If you are interested in seeing this locally uncommon duck, I recommend you
park at the Shell Station Country Store about a mile shy/west of downtown.
Walk south on the old Boomerang Road behind the Shell to the river. Just
before getting on the Boomerang Bridge, turn left/east and walk along the
old railroad bed. The little impoundment is ~200 yards upstream.

Good birding,
Eric
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Eric Hynes
Telluride, CO
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Field Guides Birding Tours
www.fieldguides.com
http://fieldguides.com/guides/eric-hynes

 

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Date: 10/22/18 1:53 pm
From: Brenda Wright <coenbrenda...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Yellow-shafted Flicker and White-throated Sparrow
Greetings,
This fall has been an exceptional fall for rare and late migrants. Just around our area we have had many Nashville and Townsend's Warblers, Palm Warbler, Grasshopper Sparrow, three different White-throated Sparrows, and Rose-breasted Grosbeak (all have been photographed and pictures can be seen via e-bird).
A link below will give one quick access to our yard White-throated Sparrow as well as the Yellow-shafted Flicker in Paradox. In western Colorado I have never seen an intergrade, Yellow-shafted & Red-shafted, however I have seen about 1/2 dozen pure Yellow-shafted Flickers mostly in fall migration. Now, when traveling in southeast Colorado I see many intergrades but not as many in northeast Colorado.
Good birding,Coen and Brenda 

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49352590
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49341071


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eBird Checklist – Paradox West Pond, Montrose County, Colorado, US – Sun Oct 21, 2018 – 26 species (+1 other taxa)
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eBird Checklist – Nucla Avenue Five, Montrose County, Colorado, US – Sun Oct 21, 2018 – 11 species
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Date: 10/22/18 10:03 am
From: Forrest Luke <forrest.luke...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] (TRAPPER)White-throated Sparrows [1 Attachment]
I looked for Jan Leonard's White-throated Sparrow last evening. Jan had seen it on Saturday at Loudy-Simpson Park in Craig. There turned out to be two adult tan-striped White-throated Sparrows-both sporting yellow supraloral spots (always the ID kicker for me).

Otherwise, I had a Common Loon at Lake Avery in Rio Blanco County on Saturday, along with four American Avocets.

In the old and out of area news category, I stopped in Idaho Springs on October 17 to look for Chris Wood's Black-throated Green Warbler. I didn't find that bird but I did find a tail wagging Palm Warbler at the same spot.

Good Birding,

Forrest Luke
Craig

 

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Date: 10/21/18 8:35 pm
From: Dennis Garrison <dennisgarrison...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Pacochupuk, Ridgway SP western grebe
There was a western grebe fishing in the Unc the dam in Ridgway state park this weekend. Never seen one in the river. Still yellow warblers and an osprey around as well. [Image]

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Date: 10/21/18 8:18 pm
From: Arden Anderson <arden...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Blue Mesa Reservoir
Blue Mesa Reservoir is at historic lows creating extensive mudflats at the east end. A quick look around today produced some of the usual suspects and a few less common species.
Mallards
Gadwall
Green Winged Teal
Redhead
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Common Merganser
American Coot
Western Grebe
Killdeer
American Avocet
Greater Yellowlegs
Short Billed Dowitcher
Ring Billed Gull

Arden in Gunnison
 

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Date: 10/20/18 6:25 pm
From: Brenda Wright <coenbrenda...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Miramonte Reservoir
Greetings,
Today, 20 October, there were many birds at Miramonte and a few rare ones. You can check out the full list on the link below and several photos taken by Brenda including a Western Palm Warbler.
Good birding,
Coen and Brenda

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49325237


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eBird Checklist – Miramonte Reservoir, San Miguel County, Colorado, US – Sat Oct 20, 2018 – 36 species
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Date: 10/20/18 11:35 am
From: Andy Thomson <andymarythomson...> [wsbn] <wsbn-noreply...>
Subject: [wsbn] Rough Legged Hawk
I my first Rough Legged hawk this morning in Powell Park, west of Meeker. Seems a little early. Very stunning.Andy Thomson
 

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