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Morning Birding Species List | June 12, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: Sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and private residence east of North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Mallard
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Spotted Sandpiper
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Pine Siskin
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Western Meadowlark
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow Warbler

Comments: 

Today's highlights included an excellent swallow study with Tree and Violet-green Swallows feeding at low, close range as well as perched for great views of plumage colors in excellent light. We observed behaviors of nesting swallow pairs at nest boxes.  We also observed young goslings and ducklings in fluffy yellow down and discussed these 'precocial' species. We also observed active nests of Brown Creeper and Cedar Waxwing. A Western Meadowlark east of North Star Nature Preserve was an especially unusual sighting for the high elevation. Join us next week at Rock Bottom Ranch, meeting in the RBR parking lot at 6:30AM!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 

Photo by Dale Armstrong