Thanks so much, Dave! Unfortunately no Bushtits, Mtn. Bluebirds, Am. Robins or Ferruginous Hawks - this time; but here are our totals for Spanish Peaks (which, in
Spanish Peaks birders braved icy winds but tallied
46 species, 6th best of 20 counts.
Two new birds were added to the Count: a long
overdue Sharp-shinned Hawk and a White-winged
Dove. Both were in Beverly Jensen's yard.
Count highs include 64 E. Collared Doves,
23 Lewis' Woodpeckers, 7 Spotted Towhees,
and 117 Pine Siskin.
Thanks also to Tom Doerk for a warm place to have
our lunch & his Gray-crowned Rosy Finches.
Other birds of interest were Belted Kingfisher and
Rock Wren, both reported only for the second time
on this Count.
Dave Silverman, compiler
Lake Isabel/Spanish Peaks CBCs
case you don't know includes La Veta, where I live and Cuchara...just up the hill.) I think we did well for
such a blustery, cold day when most birds were hunkered down:
Canada Goose - 232, American Wigeon- 4, Mallard - 27, American Green-winged Teal - 3, Wild Turkey - 60, Bald Eagle - 2, Northern Harrier - 1, Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1, Red-tailed Hawk - 3, Golden Eagle - 2, Rock Pigeon - 27, Eurasian Collared-Dove - 64, White-winged Dove - 1, Belted Kingfisher - 1, Lewis's Woodpecker - 23, Downy Woodpecker - 3, Hairy Woodpecker - 2, Northern (Red-shafted) Flicker - 11, Northern Shrike - 2 [Thank you Polly!],
Steller's Jay - 32, Blue Jay - 5, Western Scrub - Jay - 4, Clark's Nutcracker - 1, Black-billed Magpie - 80, American Crow - 15, Common Raven -60, Horned Lark -85, Black-capped Chickadee -27, Mountain Chickadee - 21, White - breasted Nuthatch - 3, Pygmy Nuthatch - 20, Rock Wren - 1, American Dipper - 1, Townsend's Solitaire - 2, European Starling - 93, Spotted Towhee - 7, American Tree Sparrow - 11, Song Sparrow - 4, Dark - eyed Junco - 132 [including one White - winged], Red-winged Blackbird - 16, Gray-crowned Rosy - Finch - 8, House Finch - 51, Pine Siskin - 117, American Goldfinch - 23, Evening Grosbeak - 8, House Sparrow – 60