Morning Birding Species List | April 3, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Location: Hallam Lake and Hunter Creek
Great Blue Heron
Great Horned Owl
With spring behaviors on the rise, we studied early nesters (Canada Geese, Great Horned Owls), singing Song Sparrows, and a pair of Steller's Jays building their nest. Bird activity is picking up in the Roaring Fork Valley and more migratory birds arrive every day to add to the dawn chorus and the scramble to claim nesting territories. Our field trip to Hunter Creek focused on a nesting pair of Great Horned Owls that have been incubating for about 3 weeks. The well-concealed nest was barely visible in the crown of a dense spruce tree, providing excellent cover for the owls. We were able to see feather tufts and plumage of the adult on the nest. Join us for two Morning Birding sessions next month on May 1st and May 22nd!
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Dale Armstrong