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Morning Birding Species List | October 6, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: clear skies
Location: Hallam Lake and Smith Open Space

Species Identified      

Canada Goose
Mallard (pictured above)
Red-tailed Hawk
Eurasian-collared Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee

 

Mountain Chickadee
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Gray Catbird
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch

Comments:

Highlights from today's outing were:  two dippers at Hallam Lake, flocks of both chickadee species, a gray catbird, and ruby-crowned kinglets foraging in willow and cottonwood foliage.  We also walked below the heron nests at James Smith Open Space, and area that is closed to visitors on foot during breeding season.  Birds are flocking, feeding, and on the move as fall progresses.  Unseasonably warm temperatures are expected for at least another week.  It will be interesting to note migration patterns during this time, as a hard frost has yet to hit the valley floor in Aspen.  Next month, join ACES Naturalist/Educator Andrea Klaphake for Morning Birding on November 3rd.  Winter/Spring Morning Birding sessions take place on the first Tuesday of the month through April.  Happy Birding!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide