The front hit the eastern plains. The pictures are nice and clear and sharp. December 30, 2017  Terry Michaels compiler: Birding Around Denver, Adams to Arapahoe County, Continued Search for Snowy Owls on the Eastern Plains, Unsuccessful Search for the Arapahoe Snowy Owl, Search For A Snowy Owl on the Eastern Plains. Red crown feathers not normally visible. Winds were 5-6 mph with gusts to 12 mph. The Black Phoebe was still hawking bugs near the I76 Bridge. At the southern end of the pullover look for the large Ponderosa Pine along the road. We went to breakfast and returned at 9:00 am. It was too far away for a decent photo. Continuing Superb Start to My 2018 Bird Checklist! The detour was a great choice. Nashville Warblers are fun to watch as they teeter on the ends of leaves and branches searching for food. ----On September 25 a SPRAGUE's PIPIT was reported by Edward Raynor at the Central Plains Experimental Range , Pawnee NG . Our second Long-eared Owl of the day was in the thick grove of trees at the eastern end. It was colder today with temperatures only reaching 45 degrees. [cobirds] Northern Parula, Cherry Creek State Park... [cobirds] BROWN PELICAN at Corn Lake in Mesa Count... [cobirds] Cherry Creek State Park, Arapahoe. Female is yellow-green above, yellow below; wing bars similar to male's. Plenty of Snow Geese and Ross's Geese, we did not pick out a Greater White-fronted Goose. Temperatures reached 44 degrees. Summary; State Checklist; Records by Year; Mapped Species Records; Not Accepted Records; Documentations Accepted by Chair; Create Your Own Query; Published Reports & Articles ; Slideshow of CBRC Reported Birds; Following is the current official state checklist for Colorado. Re: [cobirds] More on the topic of protecting Flam... [cobirds] More on the topic of protecting Flammula... [cobirds] Larimer Co. Prothonotary Warbler. James M. … Unfortunately, many beginning and even intermediate birders think that identifying warblers should be left to the experts. [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Report for Tuesday Se... [cobirds] Hooded Warbler - Arapahoe County, [cobirds] Larimer Cty Prothonotary Warbler. [cobirds] Openings in the Gunnison sage-grouse vie... [cobirds] Colorado Rare Bird Alert, 26 April 2017, [cobirds] Cherry Creek State Park (Arapahoe). April and May provide the best opportunities to see a good variety of warblers as well as a chance to catch a glimpse of that rare vagrant that sometimes wanders through. If only Aurora Reservoir would have been open, yesterday sightings: Long-tailed Ducks, White-winged Scoters, Greater Scaup, uncommon gulls). Nashville Warblers have two populations, the Eastern population breeds across northeastern and north-central North America and the Western population breeds in the mountains of the West and is often called “Calaveras Warbler”. No Glaucous Gull or Lesser Black-backed Gull was found today. Many raptors (Red-tailed, Rough-legged, one Prairie Falcon, one Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrels, Northern Harriers and two Merlins) were observed while we continued on the less traveled county roads. Please do not share my images on Pinterest, Tumblr or other image sharing sites. Three Long-tailed Ducks swam to the east at about center of the lake. Anyone driving around Denver these days knows how terrible traffic can be. Huge thanks Mia, it will be dark here for a number of hours yet, and this is a delightful early morning treat. The largest warbler, the Yellow-breasted Chat, is often difficult to see because it skulks in dense thickets as it vocalizes with hoots, whistles, cackles, squawks, clucks and buzzes. It was much warmer today than yesterday. For more information on birds seen today, go to. Breeding male bright yellow with a white rump, black forehead, white edges on black wings and tail, and yellow at bend of wing. (*) indicates new information on a species. Temperatures were warmer than the foothills of yesterday with a high of 69 degrees. We of course visited three of my friend's yards in Wray after the decent hour of 9:00 am. A walk around Pelican Point did not find the Swamp Sparrow or any shorebirds. Congrats! Aphids excrete honeydew and I can tell you from experience that the honeydew is nearly as sticky as glue so it is no surprise to me when a few aphids get stuck on the bills of my subjects. I noticed it quickly thought and got it back to 100% right away. The warbler was in cottonwoods just west of the first footbridge west of the entrance. [cobirds] Yellow-billed Cuckoo in Fort Collins (La... [cobirds] Prothonotary Warbler - Larimer County, [cobirds] Hooded Warbler, Arapahoe County. gray head, lighter grayish throat and upper breast. Colorado's state bird is a fairly common sparrow of the High Plains, known as the Lark Bunting. 4 1/2-5" (11-13 cm). You never know what might show up. I drove to East Crescent, Greenwood Village (Arapahoe), and then walked (with crutches) about 1/4 miles along the cattail field. Winds were 8 mph with gusts to 22 mph. It has been a great start to my 2018 checklist and January in particular. Two Great Horned Owls called to each other at dusk. The temperature only reached 44 degrees today. -- On September 28 a Magnolia Warbler was reported at the Arapahoe Bend Natural Area by Nick Komar . Nashville Warblers are fun to watch as they teeter on the ends of leaves and branches searching for food. ---- ON September 27 a Harris Sparrow was reported by Chris Owens at the Last Chance Rest Area . After missing the wren yesterday by walking the wrong area, Loch Kilpatrick put me on the correct area today. Don’t let yourself be intimidated by these lively little visitors. We rolled into Victor (Teller) in early afternoon. Temperatures did not warm up much today. After the sun hit Reynolds Park, we hiked the Oxen Draw to Eagle's View to Raven's Roost Loop. Yellow Warblers, with their vivid bright yellow bodies and rusty streaked breasts, can be found throughout North America in marshes, willow thickets and streamside habitats. Male has fine rusty streaks on breast. A pass through the DIA Owl Loop (Denver/Adams) about thirty minutes before sunrise found a Short-eared Owl working the field east of West Cargo Road and Third Creek. One Eastern Screech-Owl was heard! A stop at Aurora Reservoir (Arapahoe) found the usual birds: two White-winged Scoters, three Long-tailed Ducks, two Iceland Gulls, four Lesser Black-backed Gulls and two Greater Scaup. We returned to Denver and headed to York & 64th avenue. Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay, Spotted Towhee and many American Robins were in the same area as the Varied Thrush. Most of the night was spent searching for Spotted Owls in Phantom Canyon. Then I scoped the lake and south shore from the southeastern entrance to the park. He is a handsome bird. Highs were 29 degrees. [cobirds] Dinosaur Ridge - Bird Conservancy of the... [cobirds] Bird Conservancy Banding Report - Chatfi... [cobirds] Re: Black-throated grey warbler still on... [cobirds] Gray Flycatcher fallout in Canon City, F... [cobirds] Re: Ketring Park today (empid ID help wa... [cobirds] Ketring Park today (empid ID help wanted). An Iceland Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull was among many Ring-billed Gulls and two Herring Gulls. Well there is always tomorrow! An additional 21 species have been added through eBird records through June 2020. A dark, streaked finch with notched tail and small patches of yellow in wings and tail. Highlights included two Red-bellied Woodpeckers, a Long-eared Owl, seven Eastern Bluebirds a Northern Cardinal near Tamarack Pond (another later at 1-2West) and two Field Sparrows. First reported on September 21 by Art Hudak. Your incredible detail is a joy. After a couple of hours of sleep, Bob and I scoped the Pueblo Reservoir south marina tires and found many birders and one Snowy Owl! Nashville Warblers eat insects. Nashville Warblers are fun to watch as they teeter on the ends of leaves and branches searching for food. Nashville Warblers are migratory. A quick drive through Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Adams) found four Bald Eagles standing on the ice at Lower Derby Lake. We backtracked to Jumbo Reservoir (Logan/Sedgwick) found nothing uncommon. At Wray Fishing Unit: we relocated two White-throated Sparrows, which appear to be residents, Misses: a friend reported hearing an Eastern Screech-Owl along hwy 34, east side of Wray, Nothing uncommon sparrows or wrens at Stalker Pond. The Snowy Owl was not along the south side of Standley Lake and I circled west and north. ---On September 25 a Nashville Warbler was reported by David Suddjian at Littleton , St Mary's Catholic Church. I timed my trip to arrive at Standley Lake (Jefferson) about an hour before sunset. Do not download, display, PIN, print, hotlink, reproduce or use my images without my permission. How could I not be excited? A very, very Happy Thanksgiving…, How apt that your descriptive-of-2020 image is also a butt shot. 17 Oct 2020. The warmish Colorado winter continued with temperatures reaching the high 40s. TELLER COUNTY: —On May 9 a Gray Vireo was reported (among many Plumbeous Vireos) on … We measured 23 degree temperatures with winds 11-12 mph with gusts to 36 mph. Two Barrow's Goldeneyes continued to swim on the Platte River. I could see the Snowy Owl on the roof of the picnic tables off to the west.