Morning Birding Species List | March 4, 2014
March 6, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 7:30AM – 10:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny, temperatures in the mid- to upper twenties, snow coverage 100% with firm crust
Locations: Hallam Lake and Roaring Fork River at Rio Grande Trail
Evening Grosbeak (pictured above)
Comments: Several weeks of spring-like weather has birders thinking of swallows and warblers… but winter is still upon us. Certain species have ramped up the singing, notably Red-winged Blackbirds; but most vocalizing is still associated with non-breeding activities (such as flocks foraging together for efficiency). A Bald Eagle has been at Hallam Lake regularly for the past several weeks, and we had an excellent chance to observe it perched in a tall spruce over the lake. The snowpack’s firm crust allowed us to walk easily over cattail and sedge marshes in the back areas of the preserve, where we observed a Wilson’s Snipe and heavy beaver activity (willow cuttings and footprints). We expect more great birding for the April Morning Birding session. Come out and join us!
~Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist