Some great birds before and during the storm
I happened to look out the window from the house on Spring Creek Mesa in Montrose yesterday afternoon during the storm to find a juvenile Goshawk sitting on the fence. It then flew within about 10 ft. of the window up into the cottonwood tree in the front yard. This is the first goshawk I have ever seen around the place. Soon thereafter, I happened to look out again and found a lazuli bunting sitting in the tree just outside the window and spotted a western tanager in one of our pear trees. This got me outside for a few minutes and four western kingbirds were sitting on the fence a bit farther out, a Say’s phoebe was out and about, and a couple of yellow-rumped warblers were flitting around. Lots of color. The previous morning we had yellow warblers, orange-crowned warblers, and about 12 Bullock’s warblers around the place. Lots of black-chinned hummingbirds, too.
Spent Friday morning out at Billy Creek between Montrose and Ridgway with Alan Reed and Susan Chandler-Reed. Here is the list of what we saw:
Black-throated Gray Warbler
We had incredible views of the ash-throated flycatchers when a pair came in to within about 10 ft. of us and sat very cooperatively out in the open.
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