Birds at Lake Lenore
The Broad-tail Hummer was last seen on Monday, Oct.22nd after the 1st
big snow. Has anyone seen a Hummer this late? Also with the snow, a
Ruddy duck was seen and a Pied-billed Grebe which is still here.
Yesterday 3 Amer. Dippers were around the lake area. These could be
ones from Dexter creek area where they nest. Also had an Osprey
checking the lake out, flying around several times. I had great views!!
Yesterday, also some of us here at Lake Lenore went up to Jack-Ass
Flats above Lake Lenore(South end)saw 3 Big-Horn Rams. This is so sad
as there is talk that this area could be developed with 3 houses. The
ewes use this area for giving birth to their young and also feeding
area. We did contact the DOW, so will see what can be done.
- Yesterday at the Lake was an Osprey that stayed all afternoon. It was nice to observe him!I have lots of Hummers here with 5 male Rufous Hummers at one time. Also females and young.Still have lots of Broad-tail and fewer Black-Chinneds. Haven't seen the Calliope yet, but should see soon.More birds coming back to the feeders now.The Black Swifts are all incubating their one egg and one egg is due to hatch today or tomorrow.Good views of them at Box Canyon. Also a pr.of Cordilleran Flycatchers have 4 babies right as youwalk in to the canyon across Canyon Creek. It should be interesting when the young leave their nest onwhere they will land or fly to!Sue Hirshman/Ouray