Nighthawks and hummers
George, Kathey, Brenda and I spent from 8:00 until
9:00 last evening looking at nighthawks at the sewer
lagoons west of Nucla. There are several dozen Common
Nighthawks that come to feed each evening. Last night
was no exception but we could not pick out any Lesser
Nighthawks among the flock of CONIs. We will try
again tonight. The cranes were still present about a
mile west of town.
We have a lot of hummers. We are feeding a gallon of
juice(two lbs of sugar) each day. Males of all four
species are present. Broad-tails are the least
common. We usually have more Broad-tails at this time
of year. In the last few days Rufous has become the
most abundant hummer replacing Black-chins. We have
three or four Calliopes and maybe only two BTLH.
Will keep you posted on the nighthawks.
Coen and Brenda
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