Perfect birding weather in Mesa County continues, i.e., NO WIND and mild temperatures. Yesterday, Missy and I had Jack s Canyon and Divide Road all toMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 6, 2012View Source
Perfect birding weather in Mesa County continues, i.e., NO WIND and mild temperatures. Yesterday, Missy and I had Jack’s Canyon and Divide Road all to ourselves, um, er, with the birds of course: plentiful Hairy woodpeckers, Scrub jays, Clarke’s nutcrackers, Juniper titmice, Mountain chickadees, White-breasted and Pygmy nuthatches, Townsend’s solitaires, and Red crossbills. The gate is open on top, but a word of caution is due: the only place we could safely turn around without getting stuck in snow and mud was at the first fork in the road (Carson Hole).
Yesterday afternoon we found 2+ White-winged doves along Mesa Ave just south of Rocket Park in GJ (thanks to Jackson for directions). Several were calling, but only one was visible on a power pole.
This morning we saw a couple of Tree sparrows at Walter Walker, and a Swamp sparrow continues at the “mitigation pond” along Blue Heron Trail.
A flock of Cedar waxwings has found our yard, finally, and is using our water feature as much as the robins are.
Chomping at the bit for a SNOWY OWL run, thanks to Dick Filby’s posting on Cobirds last night! Ayerrr!