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Morning Birding Species List | April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: snowing lightly
Location: ACES at Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail

Species Identified  
Canada Goose
Mallard
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee 

     

White-breasted Nuthatch
American Dipper
American Robin
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Pine Siskin
American Goldinch (pictured above)

Comments:
A return of winter weather subdued the bird activity on this crisp morning, but the birds we were able to observe gave us interesting behaviors to ponder. Geese were particularly territorial toward each other, and one appeared to be possibly incubating on a nest. Dippers were singing on the Roaring Fork River. American Goldfinches and Pine Siskins were feeding in mixed flocks, consuming buds on willows and red osier dogwoods along the Roaring Fork River. Birdfeeders were busy as well. This typical changeable spring weather will keep birds working hard to meet their food intake needs as they arrive and begin activities leading into the breeding season. Join us for the first, third, and fifth Tuesdays in May, meeting at 6:30am at Hallam Lake! 

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Dale Armstrong