Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List
June 22, 2021
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 6:30am-9:30am
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch
Today’s mini lesson focused on David Sibley’s book What It’s Like To Be A Bird, a wonderful book filled with interesting natural history tidbits about a variety of North American species and the bird world in general. Out on the trails, we had great moments looking at molting mallards, swallows in flight, and Lewis’s woodpeckers at their active nest site. The red-winged blackbirds were very active and vocal in the cattail marsh, and snipes were calling from all of the wet sedge meadow areas. At the far pond, we enjoyed trying to see a very vocal pair of marsh wrens that gave us glimpses as they moved about deep in the cattails. Other highlights included a pair of kingfishers, a bald eagle that flew over, a singing catbird that stayed in view for a full 10 minutes, and a kestrel eating a mouse. Join us tomorrow for evening birding at Rock Bottom Ranch!
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Dale Armstrong