Morning Birding Species List | June 11, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch
Great Blue Heron
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Weather seems to have settled into a more typical summer pattern with warmer temperatures. Foliage is fully leafed out and birds are using it for cover and for foraging on caterpillars and other insects. Goslings are growing quickly and molting from gray down into their first set of real feathers. We enjoyed good looks at kingfishers, swallows, Yellow Warblers, a Western Wood-pewee, and Gray Catbirds. Other birds such as Warbling Vireos, Cordilleran Flycatchers, a Black-throated Gray Warbler, and Wilson's Snipes called and sang, but stayed hidden among the vegetation of their habitats. Bird activity seems to indicate that nesting is underway, with fewer adults active and visible due to keeping a low profile on and around nests. Three or four individual catbirds were the highlights of the morning, giving us excellent looks at their black caps and rufous undertail coverts as well as singing out in the open. Join us at Hallam Lake for the next two Tuesday mornings!
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Dale Armstrong