First hummer of the year!
This afternoon, 5 April, a male Broad-tailed
Hummingbird spent some time around our yard. We
quickly but up feeders but the hummer only wanted our
flowers. Our BTLH early date is 12 April but there
are several dates that are earlier. The earliest is 2
April in Grand Jct. We have been listening for BTLHs
for the last several days because the paintbrush is
really blooming around Nucla. BCHUs are soon to
Our Lesser Goldfinches have just come back. We did
not have any winter so these are migrants. Twenty
years ago Lesser Goldfinches were complete migrants
but not anymore. Niger thistle has contributed to
Yesterday, while driving out of Grand Jct we took a
quick look for the male Greater Scaup at the Clifton
Sewer Ponds. It was present and now is hanging out
with a female GRSC. There are LESC present and a few
North of Gateway we checked the heron nests along the
Dolores River. The are eight active nests.
Can't believe what great weather we are having. There
will be a pay back.
Coen and Brenda
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