Morning Birding Species List | June 5, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: Sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Herron Park

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Mallard
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Spotted Sandpiper
Osprey
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
Pygmy Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow Warbler

Comments: 

Highlights from today were particularly exciting observations of birds we do not typically see here: Ash-throated Flycatcher at Hallam Lake perched in a cottonwood tree, and Pygmy Nuthatch observed for the second time in the past four weeks in pines near the entrance to ACES. Two active nests were other fun highlights: a Brown Creeper nest near the entrance to ACES, in a deep crevice in the furrowed bark of a cottonwood tree; and an American Dipper nest on a large river boulder in the Roaring Fork River. One adult creeper flew out of the nest cavity with a fecal sac, confirming that chicks are in the nest. We also got to watch a Spotted Sandpiper work hard to eat a large minnow by flailing it against a rock a number of times before managing to swallow it.  Summer birding is at its finest this month! Join us on Tuesdays, and check ACES website for details on upcoming classes on eBird skills, birding by habitat, and bird songs.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide 

Photo by Dale Armstrong