Hinsdale County, 8/6/09
Today in Hinsdale County, N of Mineral County, W Fort of Gunnison to Sherman site, & Lake City:
Gadwall, Common Merganser, Greater Yellowlegs - at pond between Spring Creek Pass and Slumgullion Pass, Broad-tailled Hummingbird, Williamson's Sapsucker. Olive-sided Flycatcher, Willow Flyatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Gray Jay, Steller's Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Rock Wren, American Robin, Vesper Sparrow, White-crown Sparrow, Dark-eye Junco, Western Tanager, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK*,BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK**, Common Gracle, House Finch, Red Crossbill - at Spring Creek Pass, American Goldfinch.
GROSBEAKS WERE IN LAKE CITY, IN GARDEN WITH MANY OTHER BIRDS. *ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK = FEMALE.,**BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK = MALE, IST FALL. PLUS 1 VERY DARK, LARGE UNIDENTIFIED GROSBEAK WITH THE OTHERS. ANY IDEAS???