Tuesday Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch 6/27/23

Rebecca Weiss

June 27, 2023

Tuesday Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch 6/27/23

Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 6:30am-9:30am
Weather: Sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch, Basalt, CO

Fledgling season is on! We observed Robins, Red-winged Blackbirds, and Killdeer that had recently left their nests, plus many adult birds making food deliveries to nestlings, including House Wrens and Lewis’s Woodpeckers. A Trumpeter Swan on the pond was an unexpected surprise, likely a member of the small, non-migratory, local population that breeds near Carbondale. An Ash-throated Flycatcher was another surprise, observed foraging in the top of the oak canopy on the hill above Rock Bottom Ranch. This is a bird of very dry pinyon-juniper woodlands which covers the extensive landscape of the “crown” area surrounding the base of Mount Sopris. Join us next week for Morning Birding at Hallam Lake!


Species List:

Trumpeter Swan
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Wilson’s Snipe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Cordilleran Flycatcher
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow Warbler

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Featured photo: Trumpeter Swan.

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