Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Boulder to Leadville

October 1, 2018

Richard Stevens:

High temperature in Boulder was 64 degrees.  Winds were calm, a few gusts to 6 mph.  It was eerily calm later in the day in the mountains.

Rebecca Kosten; email to cobirders listserve:

"At 7:45 Richard Stevens saw the Vermilion Flycatcher near Walden Ponds. The male bird was in the light green trees near the hill 25 yards east of the parking lot. When Richard left the bird was on the fence with green posts and White caps.

When Richard walked the Pleasant View Marsh path 100+ birds were in the tall willows next to the path. The flock included a Blackpoll Warbler, two Townsend's Warblers, ten Orange crowned Warblers, four Black called Chickadees and many Yellow rumped Warblers. When he passed by 20 minutes later the clock had moved to the light green willows to the north.

He has not found the Prothonotary Warbler."

Richard Stevens: After leaving Boulder County I headed up to Summit County.  The loon was still off the southwest corner of Dillon Reservoir.  It did appear to be a Yellow-billed Loon.

My birding day ended with a hike along the Continental Trail at Tennessee Pass (Eagle County).  I scoped the western side of Highway 24 and spotted a "white" White-tailed Ptarmigan walking just off the path!  Four Brown-capped Rosy Finches circled overhead and disappeared south in Lake County!  

It was a great ending to a superb day of birding!  Awesome!

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