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Morning Birding Species List | June 7, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6AM - 9AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified      
Canada Goose
Spotted Sandiper
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Great Horned Owl
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
House Wren
 American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing (pictured above)
Yellow Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Western Tanager
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Pine Siskin

Comments:
Today's mini-lesson addressed bird migration and the various cues and mechanisms involved, including day-length, hormones, internal compass, and the ability to see polarized light and sense the earth's magnetic field. In the field, we had great looks at sandpipers, swallows, a Cordilleran flycatcher foraging for insects on the ground (which is unusual), and many yellow warblers.  Special highlights were seeing the dipper nest on a bridge over the Roaring Fork River, and seeing one of the adult great horned owls attending the fledgling from the active nest near the library. Summer activity is in full swing, and there is much more amazing birding coming up through the summer!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide