Morning Birding Species Lists | August 15, 2017
August 15, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 7AM – 10AM.
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch
The swallows have recently left on their southward migration as one of the earliest migratory species to depart from the valley. At the same time, today we saw a Western Wood-Peewee incubating eggs in a nest in a cottonwood over the Rio Grande Trail. It was interesting to see signs of the turn of the season, meanwhile some breeding activity and singing is still happening. Highlights from today’s outing include a western meadowlark and an eastern kingbird, both fairly uncommon sightings for the mid-valley. Flocking is beginning to show among the small passerines that migrate together and forage as mixed flocks at stopovers. Join us next Tuesday at Hallam Lake!
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Dale Armstrong