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Morning Birding Species List | July 29, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather:  mostly cloudy with some rain
Location: Maroon Lake

Species Identified      

Canada Goose

Mallard
Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-peewee

   

Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Black-billed Magpie

American crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow

   

Mountain Chickadee
House Wren (pictured above)
Townsend's Solitaire
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler

   

Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak

Comments: Gray days can offer surprisingly great birding and excellent light for seeing colors in plumages! We were treated with a lot of bird activity particularly in the willow thickets and edges of the aspen groves around Maroon Lake. Many juveniles are on the wing lately, attended by adults. Particularly helpful was getting to see both Lincoln's and Song sparrows at close range and singing. In addition to all the birds, we observed a beaver, snowshoe hare, and mule deer.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist