Morning Birding Species List | August 1, 2017
August 2, 2017
Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 7:00AM – 10:00AM
Location: Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail
As August rolls around, we notice a tapering off of the morning chorus and many juvenile birds joining flocks and gaining independence. We observed a family of belted kingfishers diving for fish, yellow warbler fledglings begging and being fed by a parent, and very small mallard ducklings with their mother on the pond. These behaviors are fascinating to watch, and give us so much information about breeding birds in the Aspen area. Other highlights were a brown creeper near the Rio Grande Trail, a hairy woodpecker near the Roaring Fork River, and many cedar waxwings at Hallam Lake. Join us next Tuesday at Hallam Lake, 7am, for more excellent birding!
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Dale Armstrong