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Morning Birding Species List | July 14, 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Locations: Rock Bottom Ranch

Species Identified    
Canada Goose (pictured above)
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Sora
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian-collared Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Lewis's Woodpecker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-peewee
     Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Mountain Bluebird
     Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole
American goldfinch

Comments:
The summer breeding season is peaking now with many fledglings leaving nests and on the wing. We saw hatch-year Canada Geese, Mallards, Yellow Warblers, Red-wing Blackbirds, Great Blue Herons, and Lewis's Woodpeckers. They were interacting with parents, mostly with begging behaviors and calls while parents flew to them with food. These exciting observations are excellent opportunities to enhance birding experience and to learn field marks of juveniles. It's also a treat to see nesting success and bird families doing their thing. Our birding group today included novices to expert birders, underscoring the value of birding in a group to benefit from the rich discussions and shared observations. Summer will continue to deliver many more exciting bird observations! 

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide