I love the sight and will try to update as often as possible. Birds that have been sighted in Fort Collins over the past week and called in by my customers are Blue Grosbeak (at the ELC), lots of Lazuli Bunting sightings at feeders in the morning, Broad-tailed hummingbirds have been in town also. Hope this is a good start.
Gary, One more attempt at this. We have a creamy white bird visiting the backyard feeder along with the sparrows and finches---about the size of a sparrow..Possibly an albino?
Have pics. don't know how to send them. Please advise, and much thanks.
Hello Gary!!! It would be great to meet up with you. I will have to ask for patience though -- I am relatively new to this birding stuff, but it is one of my favorite things to do. Falconry is my biggest hobby, but it brings birding along with it! I'd really like to meet up with ya sometime. Is there a certain area of birding you enjoy more than others -- like shorebirds, raptors, songbirds. . .? Thanks for replying!!!
I was so pleased to find this group last night.
Thank you for being here!
Thank you for your short video clip of the
I live at Carter Lake, west of Loveland and on October 11, there were thousands of sandhill cranes that flew right over us.
It was incredible!
Hi Gary. Thanks for the welcome. Glad you enjoyed the photos. With great interest I saw the story on the Streak-backed Oriole. I am almost afraid to say it, but I saw this bird at my pond all summer...Unfortunately at that time I did not have the Nikon yet. Please keep this quiet for now, but I will let you know if it returns to my location this spring. I kept looking thru my Peterson guide but never saw it there. I know what I saw though. I will have the camera ready this time...
Yes! We have met! Hope you are well. I actually joined this network because I've been trying to find your Great Pikes Peak Birding Trail site. It was SO helpful! I'm looking for more info on Chico Basin and other local birding locations. Can I find that info out on this site? How do I navigate it?
I was just at Bosque del Apache NWR this past weekend and now I'm all inspired to start birding again.
Okay, off the top of my head:
Cioopers Hawks (3 of them nest in a couple of cottonwoods) At least one is a baby from the year before.
I just saw a black hawk about 2 months ago. It chased a small bird up onto my patio.
Finches (house, gold some others)
hummingbirds - not sure what kind
cordilleran flycatcher (in the summer)
Lots of nuthatches (white, pygmy and rose breasted)
Woodpeckers (downy, hairy, flicker)
Blue Jays but I haven't seen them around for a couple of years.
some type of owl
Thanks for asking!
I saw a similar bird land in South Boulder yesterday morning and I just thought it was a snow goose...perhaps I was wrong? I was driving 6mph5 down 36, so didn't get the greatest look at it, but it was slightly larger and much lighter colored than the Canada's it was flying with. hmmmmmmmmmm....
Appreciate the lists / locations. Nothing unusual enough (yet) to make me drop everything and hop in the car.
The LaFarge Pond east of Fort Collins is where I go once a week for good variety. Around Longmont, where I live - McIntosh Lake is improving, but not regular.
I just received a notice that I had won "Bird Songs of the Rocky Mountain States and Provinces" CD set. It says that I must claim the set today. I'm not sure how to do that. I do enjoy the cobirders site and magazine. Thanks, Tolline
Hey Gary, thank you for the link. I signed up for the board because my son is a Burrowing Owl fanatic. Would you know any good sites to find some? We live in Arvada and tried the Boulder area last week but I think it was to cold and windy to find some. Hoping to get out again this weekend for a second try. Any suggestions you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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