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Morning Birding Species List | July 7, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: partly cloudy
Locations: Hallam Lake and Ute Cemetery

Species Identified    
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Cooper's Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
     Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
     Cedar Waxwing (pictured above)
Yellow Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Pine Siskin

 

Comments: This morning started with a great viewing of a brown creeper working the cottonwood trunks right off the deck at ACES. We were treated to low-flying swallows, a cedar waxwing on its nest, two herons (one in a wing-drying posture), and three baby sandpiper chicks foraging with a parent. We were able to study the three sparrow species on today's list, working on the various field marks for distinguishing them from each other and from other similar species such as pine siskin and house finch. This was an excellent morning of high-quality observations, and the sandpiper chicks were simply marvelous to watch!

Join us for Morning Birding next week at Rock Bottom Ranch!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide