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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wintering Yellow-rumped Warblers

Each winter several Yellow-rumped Warblers winter in several areas of southeast Colo including Canon City. Today I found 3 Yellow-rumped Warblers in a local park in Canon City that is just about a half mile from where I live. We received about 3 inches of snow today, and it was snowing when I was taking pics (which creates problems with lighting). All three birds were foraging actively, flitting around a group of evergreen trees, chipping loudly.

I also found several Cassin's Finches, including one male, in the same park. Though Cassin's are usually uncommon here, I had one female Cassin's Finch at my feeders and found several more females on Temple Canyon Rd on the far west side of town. Other birds on Temple Canyon Road were both Mountain and Western Bluebirds and one Northern Shrike. SeEtta

Post note--I forgot to note that both of these pics will enlarge for more detailed views by double-clicking on each one.


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