Morning Birding Species List | June 11, 2019

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: Sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch

Species Identified
Canada Goose
Gadwall
Mallard
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Hummingbird sp.
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe
Great Blue Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Western Wood-Pewee
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler


Comments:

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