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Morning Birding Species List | June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 6:00AM - 9:00AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Aspen Grove Cemetery

Species Identified  

Canada Goose
Mallard
Cooper's Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Hairy Woodpecker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow

     

Black-capped Chickadee
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow (pictured above)
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch


Comments:

The crisp, frosty morning was ideal for birding, with our mini-lesson focus being the phenomenon of the Dawn Chorus. We enjoyed lots of Spotted Sandpiper activity around Hallam Lake, as well as Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Cordilleran Flycatchers whose singing provided us with a great birding-by-ear learning opportunity. At Aspen Grove Cemetery, we observed the active Cooper's Hawk nest, with great scope views of an adult incubating on the nest. Nearby, an active Hairy Woodpecker nest in a cavity in an aspen tree gave us another excellent opportunity to observe exciting behaviors. We were able to watch both adults of the pair gathering food and delivering it to young at the nest, as well as nestlings sticking their heads out of the cavity hole. Join us to explore the birdlife at Rock Bottom Ranch next Tuesday!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 

 

Photo by Dale Armstrong