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Morning Birding Species List | June 23, 2015

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 6AM - 9AM
Weather: sunny
Locations: Hallam Lake, James Smith Open Space, and North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified  
Canada Goose
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Cooper's Hawk
Spotted Sandpiper
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (pictured above)
Belted Kingfisher
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
     Tree Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird

Comments: Cedar waxwings were feeding in the back of the preserve at Hallam Lake, along with abundant song sparrows. We visited the James Smith Open Space where the baby herons at the heronry were standing in their nests; they should be ready to fledge in a couple more weeks. The high water along the flooded Roaring Fork River limits our access to some usual riparian birding trails, but we appreciate the welcome runoff and all that it will do for the birds' habitat and the natural community in our watershed in genera. Another excellent morning of birding!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide