Evening Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List


ACES Staff

June 23, 2021

Evening Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 7pm-9pm
Weather: High clouds and calm, later windy
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch

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This evening outing began with molting mallards, a kingfisher, and many tree and violet-green swallows near the pond by the field center. From there, we watched a Lewis’s woodpecker, northern flicker, starlings, and song sparrows as we approached the pond with the island. Fledgling mallards paddled in the pond while red-winged blackbirds called from the cattails. The families of Lewis’s woodpeckers and kestrels nesting in a nearby stand of cottonwoods entertained us with lots of activity among the adults who were preening, delivering food to their nesting cavities, and interacting with one another. As we walked to the far pond and got into position to watch and listen for snipes and other birds that become more active at dusk, the wind picked up, eventually blowing in some much-needed rain. Bird activity tapered off, but a magnificent sunset gave us a nice conclusion to this evening birding walk.  

Species List: 

Canada Goose
Mallard
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
House Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird

 

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Dale Armstrong

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