Cortez area mundane highlights last weekend
- For those of you who desire a good look at a hooded merganser or six, Denny Lake has several pairs on it lately. They were displaying on Thursday morning. Gadwall and widgeon were also abundant around the county, with several common goldeneye on Totten, Naraguinnep, and Nielson's pond.
First shrike I have seen lately was on DD between 16 and 18 at the north end of Montezuma County. This bird (or at least a shrike) has been in this area for several years.
There was a juniper titmouse at the feeders at the highway rest area east of Cortez, along with a hairy woodpecker and a white-breasted nuthatch. If you wish to show a nuthatch to someone, this is an excellent place to do so.
Lots of solitaires highly visible, as well as large groups of juncos and mountain bluebirds around the county. The horned larks were also abundant in the fields at the north end of the county.
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