Morning Birding Species List | July 22, 2014
July 22, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 6:30AM – 9:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Maroon Lake
|Townsend’s Solitaire (pictured above)
Comments: Fledglings are on the move! While our species list isn’t long today, we were rewarded with excellent viewing of juveniles and their parents: Yellow Warbler families were active in the willows, and a Red-naped Sapsucker family was active in an aspen stand along the Scenic Loop. It’s a great time to learn juvenile plumages and observe them acquiring skills. We also had long, luxurious looks at Lincoln’s sparrows singing, and Violet-green Swallows perched at close range. Another highlight was a family of short-tailed weasels that darted across the trail.
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist