Categories

Morning Birding Species List | April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: Sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Hunter Creek

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Mallard
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Great Blue Heron
Great Horned Owl
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
American Robin
House Finch
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Song Sparrow
House Sparrow

Comments: 

With spring behaviors on the rise, we studied early nesters (Canada Geese, Great Horned Owls), singing Song Sparrows, and a pair of Steller's Jays building their nest. Bird activity is picking up in the Roaring Fork Valley and more migratory birds arrive every day to add to the dawn chorus and the scramble to claim nesting territories. Our field trip to Hunter Creek focused on a nesting pair of Great Horned Owls that have been incubating for about 3 weeks. The well-concealed nest was barely visible in the crown of a dense spruce tree, providing excellent cover for the owls. We were able to see feather tufts and plumage of the adult on the nest. Join us for two Morning Birding sessions next month on May 1st and May 22nd!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 

Photo by Dale Armstrong