Morning Birding Species List | October 1, 2013
October 3, 2013
Throughout the fall, winter and spring ACES offers monthly Morning Birding classes at our Hallam Lake site in Aspen. Class outings venture to local birding hotspots and the birds never fail to impress. Take a look at the below species list and notes from one of the recent classes and register today for upcoming birding classes!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Locations: Hallam Lake, Little Cloud Trail, James Smith Open Space
|Black-capped Chickadee (pictured above)
Comments: Fascinating fall behavior of birds in groups was observed including: red-breasted nuthatches caching food, Clark’s nutcrackers breaking open Douglas fir cones to feed on the seeds, and a family of dippers vocalizing and foraging boisterously together on the Roaring Fork River. It was both gratifying and intriguing to see juveniles, either still with family groups or on their own, in the later stages of learning the ropes.
~Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist