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Checklist S41879232

 
Location
Fountain Creek Regional Park, El Paso County, Colorado, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:50 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
1.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Richard Bunn
Comments:
30F scattered clouds and light breeze/calm
Species
38 species (+7 other taxa) total
40
1
Snow x Cackling Goose (hybrid)

© Richard Bunn

this individual also seen DoubleTree Hotel this winter

40
210
Cackling/Canada Goose
2
9
1
5
1
8
17
11
6
36
5
1
5

paired birds and a singleton

© Richard Bunn

At first I thought this was a Harlan's, but tail banding does not look right for that subspecies. Thinking now that it is a Western dark morph. NOTE: after getting additional pics of this bird and posting in HawkID, it is more likely to be a Harlan's; will post description later.

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
2
2
1

proportionally longer-billed than Loggerhead Shrike and lower mandible with a rather extensive pale base (LOSH black or if pale, then restricted); gray barring below (visible with binocs, but looks rather diffuse in photograph), feathers on top/at the base of the upper mandible white and contrasting with the gray forehead and gray crown (in LOSH, these feathers are typically black, but if grayish, then lacking contrast with the gray forehead/crown); overall color was silvery-pearly gray and much paler than typical mid-winter Loggerhead Shrike

12
2
2
12
10
12

© Richard Bunn

3
3
2
10
24
1

sitting top of very tall cottonwood; not the best recording

© Richard Bunn

Average Quality
Behaviors:
call
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
iPhone6
2
6
2
1
3
2
22
6
26
1
1
 

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

Yes