Morning Birding Species List | July 7, 2015
July 7, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 6:30AM – 9:30AM
Weather: partly cloudy
Locations: Hallam Lake and Ute Cemetery
Great Blue Heron
|Cedar Waxwing (pictured above)
Comments: This morning started with a great viewing of a brown creeper working the cottonwood trunks right off the deck at ACES. We were treated to low-flying swallows, a cedar waxwing on its nest, two herons (one in a wing-drying posture), and three baby sandpiper chicks foraging with a parent. We were able to study the three sparrow species on today’s list, working on the various field marks for distinguishing them from each other and from other similar species such as pine siskin and house finch. This was an excellent morning of high-quality observations, and the sandpiper chicks were simply marvelous to watch!
Join us for Morning Birding next week at Rock Bottom Ranch!
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide