Thursday, May 12, 2016
I found the 4 Eastern Kingbirds shown on this fence plus 2 more further down this same fenceline yesterday at a farm in the Canon City area. It really made me wonder if it was just some amazing coincidence that *6 Eastern Kingbirds* would end up on less than a hundred feet of fence on this farm at the same--or could they have traveled together as they migrated north??????????????????????
Posted by SRM at 12:06 AM
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Both the Western Tanager and Lazuli Bunting are first of the year birds in Canon City (tho I saw W Tanager on S Padre Island 2 weeks ago so not my first of the year). I spotted 4-5 male Western Tanagers in a one mile walk on the Canon City Riverwalk.
Heard a lot more Lazuli Buntings than observed--just this one observed, heard at least 4-5 others singing. This Black-headed Grosbeak had been singing up a storm as were several more of his species today and in the past few days.
At least a dozen Cedar Waxwings were in the feeding on fruit of hackberry trees and on tender new buds in other trees in Veteran's Park. I also spotted a first of the year for Canon City male Rose-breasted Grosbeak on the tip top of a 60+ ft tall cottonwood so no pics, and likely a female but too many branches and leaves in that distance to be sure. And I spotted a first of the year for Canon City male Bullock's Oriole but in top of tall tree so no pic for him either. SeEtta
Saturday, May 7, 2016
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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Though not as colorful as some of the migrating birds, Gray-cheeked Thrush is a real treat for most of us since they nest in Alaska and arctic areas of Canada.
I have seen this species at least once in far southeastern Lamar, Colorado but not such good looks as here. This one was actually cooperative, out in the open.