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Morning Birding Species List | July 22, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather:  mostly sunny
Location: Maroon Lake

Species Identified  
Canada Goose
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Red-naped Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
American Dipper
   Townsend's Solitaire (pictured above)
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Yellow Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow

Comments: Fledglings are on the move! While our species list isn't long today, we were rewarded with excellent viewing of juveniles and their parents: Yellow Warbler families were active in the willows, and a Red-naped Sapsucker family was active in an aspen stand along the Scenic Loop. It's a great time to learn juvenile plumages and observe them acquiring skills. We also had long, luxurious looks at Lincoln's sparrows singing, and Violet-green Swallows perched at close range. Another highlight was a family of short-tailed weasels that darted across the trail.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist