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Morning Birding Species List | May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake, Marolt Open Space, and Aspen Community Garden

Species Identified  

Canada Goose 
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Spotted Sandpiper
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (pictured above)
Downy Woodpecker
Norther Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow

     

Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Yellow Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Pine Siskin


Comments:
 

The dawn chorus this week included the Cordilleran Flycatcher's song, making the cast more complete as migratory species continue to arrive or pass through the Aspen area. Active nesting behavior was observed for House Wrens and robins. We spent some time comparing Violet-green and Tree Swallows to learn the differences in their field marks both in flight and perched. We were also able to compare the Black-chinned and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds, for some rich learning with these often tricky species. Join us next week as bird activity continues to rise! June classes begin at 6am, concluding at 9am.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 

 

Photo by Dale Armstrong