Hello Colorado Birders: My family and I moved from New England to Telluride at the end of the summer and I have been anxiously awaiting the descent of rosy-finches. After 21 inches of snow over a 72 hour period, I finally got my wish yesterday. When I looked out the window this morning, the swarm had ballooned.
I took a documenting photo through the window. If you are like me and enjoy honing your estimation skills, you can check out the image at: https://flic.kr/p/PdvXew and make a quick estimate. I'll post the exact count in the comments in a couple of days. If you are anxious to know the total, you can view my eBird checklist at: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32809464 I carefully scanned through the flock several times and could not pick out any Gray-crowned or Black but I am sure that will change over the course of the winter. Looks like I will be going through a lot of hulled sunflower. Good birding, Eric ..................... Eric Hynes Telluride, CO --------------------- Field Guides Birding Tours www.fieldguides.com http://fieldguides.com/guides/eric-hynes -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Colorado Birds" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to cobirds+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/cobirds/CAPpN%2B3FOAvikHB--VF0pddbz304EuC5ZP2bB533Nr-gujWYmng%40mail.gmail.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.