Friday, December 28, 2018

Fifteenth CoBus Wray Christmas Count

December 21, 2018

Richard Stevens:

High temperature was 40 degrees.  Winds were 5-6 mph most of the day.

The fifteenth CoBus Wray Christmas Count was conducted today.  Four birders and eight feeder watchers were involved.

Most of the interesting birds were reported by people watching their feeders.  

Terry Michaels, Jacob Washburn and I found a Northern Cardinal at Stalker Pond.

Best bird was a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker working the Pines along the Wray Fishing Unit entrance road.  White-throated Sparrows were found along the entrance road and later the gravel road east of Yuma County Road FF.  This road runs along the north side of Chief Creek.

Summary of Christmas Count will be posted in a future "Colorado Field Notes" issue.

Some of the highlights included: seven Northern Cardinals (five locations), red Fox Sparrow, three White-throated Sparrows, Purple Finch, six Pine Siskins and four Red Crossbills.

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