Morning Birding Species List | July 8, 2014
July 9, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 6:30AM – 9:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Stein Park, Rio Grande Trail
Northern Flicker (pictured above)
Comments: Highlights of this outing were the American dipper observed on the Roaring Fork River, actively foraging for aquatic macro-invertebrates, and the great looks we had of song sparrows, with heads thrown back, belting out their melodious songs. Singing has taken a nose-dive, as fledglings leave nests and breeding activity starts to wrap up for the season.
In the coming weeks, we expect to see more juveniles on the wing, and feeding interactions between parents and fledglings as these amateurs gain vital skills for self-sufficiency.
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist