Morning Birding Species List | June 17, 2014
June 17, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 6AM – 9AM
Weather: warm and breezy with clear skies. Gusty wind at times may have kept some birds under cover, but we saw a good number of species, some wonderful behavior and active nests.
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch
Great Blue Heron
Comments: A highlight was a yellow-headed blackbird. The heronry is active with young observed standing in nests. A yellow warbler nest was observed accidentally at close range; our group stood next to it while the male perched around us, singing through a beak full of insects. When we realized that its nest was about 3 feet from us, we moved away immediately to give the warblers space. As always, the birding at RBR is excellent, and breeding birds are in full swing.
~Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist