Tuesday Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch 6/20/23


Rebecca Weiss

June 20, 2023

Tuesday Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch 6/20/23

Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 6:30am-9:30am
Weather: Sunny
Location: Hallam Lake, Aspen, CO

The active Osprey and Great Blue Heron nests were exciting to check today for progress: no chick observed yet for the Ospreys, but definite incubating or brooding behavior; and nine big chicks were counted in the heron nests that are most easily visible from the trails. We look forward to seeing Osprey chick(s) soon! Other highlights included seeing a recently fledged Hairy Woodpecker being fed by a parent, an American Dipper on the bank of the Roaring Fork River which is very high volume at the moment, and excellent looks at a Lincoln’s Sparrow, Cordilleran Flycatcher, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Join us tomorrow for birding in the burn area on Basalt Mountain!

 

Species List:

Mallard
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Spotted Sandpiper
Great Blue Heron
Osprey
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
House Wren
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
House Finch
Chipping Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow Warbler

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Featured photo: American Dipper.

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