Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List | July 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 7AM - 10AM
Weather: Sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch

Species Identified
Canada Goose
Mallard 
Rock Pigeon
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Wilson’s Snipe
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Cooper’s Hawk 
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
House Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
Yellow-headed Blackbird – flew over parking lot
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow Warbler
Black-headed Grosbeak


Comments:

It was a beautiful, cool morning at Rock Bottom Ranch. We warmed up as the bright sun came over the distant ridge. After a mini-lesson on the Red-winged blackbird’s nesting habitat and chick-rearing, we were greeted by an immature red-winged and its mother in the first bush along the path. Other morning highlights included watching four Wilson’s Snipes flying up & out of the meadow’s wetlands and a Cooper’s Hawk perched in a cottonwood right where Sandy, an ACES’ regular birder, mentioned seeing many birds a month ago. We deducted that the hawk knew where to find his breakfast easily!

~ Liz Bokram, ACES Morning Birder

 

Photo by Dale Armstrong