Today we had a male Calliope Hummingbird at the feeder
in Nucla. This is my second earliest date, the
earliest is 4 July 91. The second earliest date was
19 July 03. A Calliope was also report near Mancos on
7 July on Friday.
For several days we have had Black Swifts flying over
Nucla. The monsoons have been strong in our area and
must be driving the swifts down river from Telluride
which is less than 50 miles as a swift would fly.
Most of our area has received between one and two
inches of rain the last few days.
We had a Yellow-breasted Chat near our yard today
singing up a storm, monsoon type that is. Blue
Grosbeaks have also really started to sing in Nucla.
Seems they alway wait until the summer rains to really
Coen and Brenda
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