Regarding sightings of rosy-finches this winter (or any time of the year
for that matter), please look for color bands and/or silver bands. It would
be interesting to see if any of the rosies Kim Potter banded at Aspen and
other locations could be re-sighted! I would really appreciate knowing if
any are seen. If there are two color bands please try to notice which color
is on top and bottom. That can tell us which county the bird was banded in
and which year.
Special Monitoring Projects Coordinator
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
On Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 1:19 PM, Eric Hynes <erichyne...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> 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:
> 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 Hynes
> Telluride, CO
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