Have you shared the photos somewhere?


Adam Johnson
Fort Collins

On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 3:28:36 PM UTC-6, mvjo...@gmail.com wrote:
> I was helping my wife Lisa with some shorebird surveys at Blanca Wetlands, 
> when 4 strange ducks flew overhead. Snapped photos that were poor as the 
> birds disappeared into the horizon. Half hour later, rounded a bend and 
> there they were. This time the photos were better and we later keyed them 
> out to be 4 adult Common Shelducks. These birds acted very wild at human 
> presence. 
> Looked into R&A and saw no mention of these. Sibley says these exotics can 
> show up about anywhere. So question for the group is...what is the status 
> of this bird in our state?  Sure was an odd and unexpected sighting.   I 
> wanted to mention this since Blanca Wetlands will soon be open (closed 
> through July 15th then open) in case anyone might want to see them and 
> other birds there. Some shorebirds like Baird's Stilt, and Western 
> Sandpipers are there.  
> Also, in this drought we are having, I would ask you all to be careful in 
> your observations of Snowy Plovers, some of which still have young and are 
> being confined by ever-drying/shrinking wetlands this year. Seriously need 
> the monsoons to bring us moisture.
> John Rawinski
> Monte Vista, CO

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