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Morning Birding Species List | March 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Weather: Sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail/Stein Park

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Ring-necked Duck
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Dipper
Townsend's Solitaire
Song Sparrow

Comments: 

After a windy snowstorm, birds were actively feeding and singing is picking up with the increasingly longer daylight hours. Canada Geese were boisterous with pre-breeding season behavior.  We were able to see the brown rings on the necks of a couple of Ring-necked Ducks in excellent light conditions. Close-range views of Song Sparrows, nuthatches, and chickadees allowed study of their field marks, and American Dippers actively feeding in the Roaring Fork River gave us great experience with their behaviors and vocalizations. Extra highlights were possible pine marten tracks in the snow and a resting mule deer under a spruce tree at Hallam Lake. Join us next month for Morning Birding on April 3rd, 7:30am - 10:30am at Hallam Lake!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 

Photo by Dale Armstrong