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Checklist S29506183

 
Location
Lazy UO Ranch, Las Animas County, Colorado, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sun May 08, 2016 7:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
23
Duration:
6 hour(s)
Distance:
7.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Amber Carver List , Bill Schmoker List , Bob Spencer List , Chris Owens List , Colleen Nunn List , Elena Klaver List , Irene Fortune List , Mark Amershek List , Mark Holmgren List , Mel Senac List , Susan Quinlan List , Ted Floyd , michael kiessig List
Comments:
With Amber Carver and participants in a CFO convention field trip. Partly sunny and mild with almost no wind until the end; increasing cloudiness during our time there. (NOTE: This checklist contains only observations from the ranch proper. So, no Prairie Falcon, seen on the drive in, etc.)
Species
65 species (+3 other taxa) total
2
3
5
20
1

I've never seen a roadrunner more distant; by Google distance calculator, it was 3,815 ft. away.

© Ted Floyd

This Greater Roadrunner is 3,815 ft. from the camera.

1

Hanging out by the dugout/homestead by the creek. Sang once, so evidently a male.

© Ted Floyd

Yellow-billed Cuckoo by West Carrizo Creek, Lazy UO Ranch.

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
1
2
1
3
1
15
2
4

Two groups of two, widely separated. See photo below, of one bird manipulating a prey item while in flight.

© Ted Floyd

"Documentation shot" of a Mississippi Kite at the Lazy UO Ranch; note that it appears to be manipulating a prey item.

2
1
4

2 at the far downstream end of our bird walk; 2 more at the far upstream end. One of the "upstream" birds is shown below.

© Ted Floyd

Lewis's Woodpecker by West Carrizo Creek, Lazy UO Ranch

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
2
1
6

Including two apparent pairs.

© Ted Floyd

Male American Kestrel with a small snake, Lazy UO Ranch.

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
2
4
8

Including 3 apparent pairs.

© Ted Floyd

Ash-throated Flycatcher foraging along West Carrizo Creek, Lazy UO Ranch.

Age:
Adult
6

Including 3 birds in the grove by the dugouts/outbuildings that interacted extensively with Western Kingbirds.

© Ted Floyd

This Cassin's Kingbird was constantly interacting with one or more Western Kingbirds.

Age:
Adult
10
1
2
1
1
3
1
5
10
raven sp.
2
8
25
2

A pair tending a nest.

© Ted Floyd

Juniper Titmouse at nest; Lazy UO Ranch.

Age:
Adult
2
15
4
3
3
1
4

Four widely scattered birds (in groups of 1, 2, and 1, respectively) on the drive in.

© Ted Floyd

Curve-billed Thrasher doing the iconic perch-on-the-cholla pose; Lazy UO Ranch.

10
5
4

Four widely scattered individuals, all skylarking, in groups of 1, 2, and 1.

40

Numbers greatly diminished from two days ago.

1
100

Numbers diminished a fair bit from two days ago.

25
1
1
6
4
1
3

Three widely scattered males.

6

All adult males; all seemed pure.

1
20
2
1
4
1
1

Heard briefly in the same grove as on May 6, 2016.

2

Two widely spaced males.

1
Lazuli/Indigo Bunting

Flyover; flight call only. So not sure of Lazuli vs. Indigo.

 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes