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Morning Birding Species Lists | August 15, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 7AM - 10AM.
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch

Species Identified  

Mallard
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis's Woodpecker
Western Wood-Peewee
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie

     

House Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Western Tanager
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
House Finch
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee

Comments:

The swallows have recently left on their southward migration as one of the earliest migratory species to depart from the valley. At the same time, today we saw a Western Wood-Peewee incubating eggs in a nest in a cottonwood over the Rio Grande Trail. It was interesting to see signs of the turn of the season, meanwhile some breeding activity and singing is still happening. Highlights from today's outing include a western meadowlark and an eastern kingbird, both fairly uncommon sightings for the mid-valley. Flocking is beginning to show among the small passerines that migrate together and forage as mixed flocks at stopovers. Join us next Tuesday at Hallam Lake!

 

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

 

Photo by Dale Armstrong