Morning Birding Species List | June 20, 2017
June 21, 2017
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:00AM – 9:00AM
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Red-winged Blackbird (pictured above)
An abundance of bird activity provided many opportunities for observing interesting species and behaviors. A Gray Catbird gave us a rare, long look as it sang from a prominent perch. We also had excellent looks at Western Wood-Peewees and Black-headed Grosbeaks, as well as a chance to study a Black-chinned Hummingbird. Many fledglings were on the move and being fed by parents, including Mountain Bluebirds and Red-winged Blackbirds. The heronry was full of activity with young birds exercising their wings while jumping from edge to edge of their nests. We compared field marks for juvenile and adult herons side-by-side.
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Dale Armstrong