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Morning Birding Species List | September 11, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8AM - 11AM
Weather: Mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake, Jennie Adair Park, and Rio Grande Trail

Species Identified

Mallard
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Warbling Vireo
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird


Comments:

Artists and musicians on a cultural exchange trip from Bariloche, Argentina attended birding today. Much of their music and art relates to the birds and other local wildlife where they live, and it was interesting for them to learn about some of the North American birds. Bird activity was fairly calm today after the past several sessions' bird bonanzas, possibly due to many species having migrated from the valley. Birds were busy foraging where they found concentrations of food, such as flower seedheads, shrubs with insects to glean from foliage, and fruiting shrubs. Certain species have switched their foods to take advantage of the seasonal abundance of fruits, including American Robins that were observed feasting on chokecherries. Join us for Morning Birding next Tuesday at Rock Bottom Ranch!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 

 

Photo by Dale Armstrong