Least Flycatcher - 2!
- Hi all,
While doing cuckoo surveys this morning for Jason, I found another Least
Flycatcher in Paonia - a bird singing frequently at Black Bridge in Paonia.
The other LEFL off of O Road was seen this morning as well by at least three
people, so it is definitely not the same bird moving around. Also heard this
morning was the Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Andrea Robinsong's house (thanks
I finished a 3-day hiking trip in the flattops and was surprised to encounter foraging cliff swallows (many) at 11,500+ feet. We were near some steep cliffs (Chinese Wall) but the many swallows sailing over the tundra and dipping in a lake still partially-frozen were 2:1 cliff to violet-greens. I didn't lean over the cliffs to look for nests. Saw ~ 30 species on the hike--all what would be expected but were lucky enough to encounter ptarmigan and brown-capped rosy finches at the same time/location as the cliff swallows and saw cordilleran and olive-sided flycatchers at lower elevation.
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