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  • Jason Beason
    Mar 24, 2014
      So I was half correct in my prediction that Coen and Brenda would see Tree Swallows a few days ago!

      Recent adventure: I did a very nice hut trip with my son and some friends into the Burn Hut (operated by San Juan Hut System) above Ridgway this weekend. Highlight was hearing a Boreal Owl (very briefly doing a call similar to XC169534 in Xeno Canto library), seeing a flock of Brown-capped Rosy-Finches, and one adult Northern Goshawk. There may have been other rosy-finch species present, but today I got good looks at approx. 65 and they were all brown-capped. At the location where I saw the rosy-finches going in and out there was a small wind turbine. On the way in it was very windy and the turbine was rotating rapidly. I watched the flock of rosy-finches pass near the spinning blades several time but never saw any get whacked. It did make me concerned for their well-being at this location and re-think whether or not I should install a turbine in my backyard. I didn't go explore beneath the turbine (it was on private land) to see if there were dead birds but I wonder....

      Jason Beason
      Paonia - Delta County

      On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 8:11 AM, Brenda Wright <coenbrenda@...> wrote:

      Yes, Jason and Tom, we saw several hundred Tree Swallows and a few Cliff Swallows at Bosque along the Rio Grande in central New Mexico on 19 March. On 20 March at Caballo again along the Rio Grande River Northern Rough-winged and Barn Swallows joined the parade flying northward. Warblers are moving too, Orange-crowned, Lucy's and Yellow-rumps mostly.
      Vultures are now everywhere in southern New Mexico. Even one Common Black-Hawk was in the mix coming north. Jason, this may be your hawk. We will not be back in Nucla until around 8 April.
      Good birding,
      Coen and Brenda

      On Thu, 3/20/14, Jason Beason <aeronautes.saxatalis@...> wrote:

      Subject: [wsbn] Prediction
      To: "wsbn" <wsbn@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 7:53 PM




             I am going out on a limb and am
      predicting that Coen and Brenda see Tree Swallows near Nucla
      tomorrow! I am sure ready for some migration action.

      Jason Beason

      Paonia - Delta County




      Jason Beason
      Special Monitoring Projects Coordinator
      Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
      Phone: 970-310-5117

      Paonia Satellite Office:
      39405 Lund Road
      Paonia, Colorado 81428
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