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Morning Birding Species List | November 3, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 8AM - 11AM
Weather: sunny, breezy
Location: Hallam Lake, North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified      

White-breasted Nuthatch
Black-Capped Chickadee
Black-billed Magpie
Stellar’s Jay
Canadian Goose

 

Mallard Duck
Belted Kingfisher (pictured above)
American Crow
American Dipper

Comments:

With the recent warm front in the valley, the birds have had extra time to prepare for winter. Residential birds can be seen foraging, caching food, and ensuring that their fat reserves are fully stocked. Some transient birds can be seen en route on their migration farther south of Colorado. Male mallards are transitioning back to their brilliant green nuptial plumage on their head and body. Today, birders saw the usual residential birds in full form. Black-capped chickadees were high up in the spruce trees, diligently pecking at pine cones for their seeds. It was a dreamy day to observe birds! Join us at the next for Morning Birding, December 1st at 8 am. 

Andrea Klaphake, ACES Educator

 

Belted Kingfisher Photo Credit: Mary Hirsch