517Harris' sparrow, rosy finches and chipping sparrow
- Jan 31, 2006Hi All.
Seems like the N. rim of the Black Canyon is the W. Slope's current hot
There's a Harris sparrow wintering at a feeder on Black Canyon Rd above
Crawford which I saw last thursday. This is a Delta County bird and the
homeowners wouldn't mind some visitors.
Today Jason Beason and I went out to a [gorgeous] home off of Hwy 92
right near where the Black Canyon comes into view along the highway.
This is Montrose County and we were treated to closeup views of a good
size flock of brown-capped rosy finches feasting on sunflower seeds at
many feeders provided by the homeowners. While there I saw a chipping
sparrow under one of the feeders. The homeowner knew this bird was a
regular but didn't realize it's a winter rareity. If you need or want
to see Montrose County Rosy-finches or a wintering Chipping sparrow, let
Andrea Robinsong, Hotchkiss