Sunday, April 7, 2019

Birding Along the Front Range

April 3, 2019

The Front Range saw temperatures reaching 61 degrees.  Anomometer readings stayed between 8-9 mph.

I went searching for the Fox Sparrow (red race) that was found yesterday by Bez Bezuidenhout.  This maybe the same red Fox Sparrow that had been wintering in Waterton Canyon since 11/22/2018 (Brian Johnson).

After wandering around for an hour, the Fox Sparrow emerged from the willows near the trailhead.  Others may have reported a Fox Sparrow near/behind the Nature Center.  If any of the observers read this I would like to know the location of their bird.  Could there be two birds?  Please leave comment on this post.

Afterwards I drove to Genesee Mountain Park (Jefferson).  It is time for Williamson's Sapsuckers to return.  Sure enough, I heard one drumming near the group picnic area.  A stunning male Williamson's Sapsucker was on "his favorite telephone pole" on the west side of the pavilion.

I stayed until dark to do some owling.  None was found.

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