Thursday, January 14, 2016

Trip to Pueblo and Canon City

January 5, 2016

Richard Stevens:

Terry Michaels and I headed south to Pueblo and Fremont Counties for a couple of days. 

We felt it a good sign when the Colorado Springs (El Paso) Acorn Woodpecker was found in less than 10 minutes.

Fortune continued as half a dozen White-throated Swifts were observed flying below the Pueblo Reservoir dam (Pueblo) when we arrived!

Eventually we found a Glaucous Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a Bonaparte's Gull.

We continued on to Canon City (Fremont). 

Thanks to directions from Dale Adams, the Winter Wren was found in less than a 20 minute walk down the Arkansas Riverwalk trail.  The resident Western Screech-Owl continues near the Raynolds Parking Area.

The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was still at Lakeside Cemetery; the Williamson's Sapsucker was not found.

One of the Rufous-crowned Sparrows was flying around Tunnel Drive when we stopped (another less than 10 minute search)!

The Black Phoebe fluttered about Florence River Park.

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