Morning Birding Species List | March 6, 2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Location: Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail/Stein Park
After a windy snowstorm, birds were actively feeding and singing is picking up with the increasingly longer daylight hours. Canada Geese were boisterous with pre-breeding season behavior. We were able to see the brown rings on the necks of a couple of Ring-necked Ducks in excellent light conditions. Close-range views of Song Sparrows, nuthatches, and chickadees allowed study of their field marks, and American Dippers actively feeding in the Roaring Fork River gave us great experience with their behaviors and vocalizations. Extra highlights were possible pine marten tracks in the snow and a resting mule deer under a spruce tree at Hallam Lake. Join us next month for Morning Birding on April 3rd, 7:30am - 10:30am at Hallam Lake!
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Dale Armstrong