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Colorado Birder

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  1. Local gull expert states "LBBG due to clean white head, extra large gonys spot and not enough white in scapular and tertial crescents." Darn, no lifer! Still present in my county seen today again. Still looking for it ... Thanks Gary
  2. Hi all Colorado has been hosting a rare Slaty-backed Gull last week or so in Weld and Larimer counties. This lake (Kyger Open Space) was one of its favorite hangouts. The bird in question is swimming on the water. Thanks Gary, Nunn, CO In this photo looks like a Lesser on the beach.
  3. Hi all Seen on our Crow Valley Xmas Count this weekend on Pawnee National Grassland. "Common" (mocker) during breeding season. We did have one mocker on this count few years back. Only photos I have. When I initially saw it it looked to have long tail and when perched those drooping wings (seen in binos). I hoped for mocker but each passing day says Northern Shrike.
  4. Kansas rehabber search: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=kansas+wildlife+rehabilitation
  5. Have a local wildlife rehabber organization? Thanks Gary
  6. Come to Colorado plenty of Baird's during migrations ... 🙂 thanks for ID help. Gary
  7. Sanderling do appear here but considered uncommon and/or rare. Thanks Gary
  8. Hi all ID? Crom Lake, Pierce, Weld, Colorado this past 2021 summer. Thanks, Gary
  9. Hi all This past Sunday, Weld County, Colorado, most expected (maybe all once we get some IDs confirmed 😉 Thanks, Gary, Nunn, CO My birding "gut" says Sanderling? This one, Pectoral Sandpiper? This one, Baird's Sandpiper This one Solitary Sandpiper Stilt Sandpiper?
  10. Hi all I was able to snap some photos of birds during our Vermont exploration/house hunting trip last week. IDs? Thanks Gary Summer Tanager? Sparrow of some sort ... ? did not look like Song Sparrow seen in CO Assume this same species? Warbler of some sort?
  11. Hi all Seems to be debate this end on this bird ... seen two weeks ago, both expected, Weld County, CO. Thx Gary
  12. Hi all Some debate locally on this bird, WhatBird opinions? Seen last weekend in Weld County, both species expected. Thanks Gary
  13. Still waiting for @Tony Leukering to weigh in on the Least or Pectoral debate 🙂 Gary
  14. Hi all Below expected here, seen over this weekend in Weld County, CO. Thanks, Gary #1 I wanna say Least Sandpiper ... only photo ... did not have black legs as far as I could tell. #2 Western Sandpiper(?)
  15. Hi all Semipalmated Sandpiper--does not look like wings extend beyond tail and bill seems stout and straight? Or Baird's? Seen this weekend in Weld County, CO-both expected. Thanks Gary
  16. Hi all, Common up here, Chihuahuans seem to be in SE Colorado, if found or IDed. Thanks Gary
  17. Hi all Seen yesterday just north of Nunn, CO. Out here typically these are all ravens-though (really) rarely we do have some crows appear in area. Not sure these guys, group (or murder? 🙂 ) of five birds sitting on fence line in shortgrass/ag environment. Thanks Gary
  18. Hi all Seen yesterday in Weld County, Colorado. My assumption is female Orchard or Bullock's Oriole? Thanks Gary
  19. Hi all Crom Lake, Weld County, Colorado, over the weekend ... "expected" species So, the Colorado default is Long-billed Dowitcher which is what I typically go with. This was lone bird at Crom Lake, got a closeup shot. Can someone explain what makes this individual Long or Short-billed?
  20. #3 Different from above ... immature one lower right
  21. Hi all Colorado, Weld County Landfill, this past weekend ... usual type gulls here. #1 Lower right, Lesser Black-backed or California Gull? Back doesn't seem dark enough for former. #2 Same immature bird both photos. Seemed to large for California? Herring?
  22. Hi all Great Black-backed Gull likes to visit Colorado, too, https://ebird.org/species/gbbgul/US-CO Thanks Gary
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