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Morning Birding Species List | August 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:00AM - 10:00AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail

Species Identified  

Mallard
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Hairy Woodpecker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee

     

White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Pine Siskin


Comments:
As August rolls around, we notice a tapering off of the morning chorus and many juvenile birds joining flocks and gaining independence. We observed a family of belted kingfishers diving for fish, yellow warbler fledglings begging and being fed by a parent, and very small mallard ducklings with their mother on the pond. These behaviors are fascinating to watch, and give us so much information about breeding birds in the Aspen area. Other highlights were a brown creeper near the Rio Grande Trail, a hairy woodpecker near the Roaring Fork River, and many cedar waxwings at Hallam Lake. Join us next Tuesday at Hallam Lake, 7am, for more excellent birding!

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 

 

Photo by Dale Armstrong