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I see the usual suspects are present. lol

 

So those tundra swans were spotted this weekend in Weld County. Out with the legions of Canada geese in a farm pond .


Smiley Happy  We went to Walden Ponds on Saturday because we heard there had been snow geese there: http://news.kgnu.org/2017/11/nature-almanac-big-white-birds-at-walden-ponds/

 

Nada. I could only check one of the log books, but saw no mention of the snow geese. The tundra swan mentions were from May.

 

Sunday we were out in Weld on the trikes and cycled out where the swans were rumored to be. I couldn't positively ID them (no binocs) but think what we saw were 8-10 snow geese rather than tundra swans. I'll check Gary's online album. If anyone has ID'd 'em, its him. Smiley Happy

 

 

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I see the usual suspects are present. lol

 

So those tundra swans were spotted this weekend in Weld County. Out with the legions of Canada geese in a farm pond .

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We took a trip to a birding hotspot Saturday, and along with the regulars (gulls, gadwalls, kingfishers, raptors, doves, house finches, chickadees, sparrows, mallards and Canada geese) we were able to closely observe

 

Green-winged Teals

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/green-winged-tealhttp://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/green-winged-teal

 

American Wigeons

http://www.birdweb.org/birdweb/bird/american_wigeonhttp://www.birdweb.org/birdweb/bird/american_wigeon

 

Common Goldeneyes

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/common-goldeneyehttp://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/common-goldeneye

 

Ring-necked Ducks

http://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/ring-necked-duckhttp://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/ring-necked-duck

 

 

 

Northern Shovelershttp://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/northern-shovelerhttp://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/northern-shoveler

 

 

 

All of these are typical species for our area this time of year, though this is the first we've been in the right place at the right time in order to watch green-winged teals, shovelers, goldeneyes and ring-necked ducks since the spring mating season.

 

Yesterday we saw roughly a million Canada geese while we were cycling. They were in the sky by the thousands, in the water by the thousands, on the shores by the thousands the entire day. Say goodbye to clean sidewalks, northern Colorado. Smiley Happy

 

What birds are you seeing in your neck of the woods?  Anything rare or unusual?   Are you still seeing migrating birds, like us? And most importantly: do you want some geese? LOL.

 

 

 

 

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