August Monthly Bird Walk Fun

Part of my job at Wild Birds Unlimited in Fort Collins, CO. is leading monthly bird walks.

I have not yet written a post about any, but today was particularly fun. Some of the folks who’ve joined us on our walks, keep coming back, (go figure!) and it’s like I’m birding with friends! Shown below is Becca Reid, Jeanne Snyder, Kathleen Dowd, Ann Reichhardt, Carol Jans, Garret Hultgren (my co-worker), Walt Grochowski and Wayne Snyder. We had a great trip list:
Brewer’s Sparrow
House Sparrow
Lark Sparrow – lots of juveniles.
(Becca Reid Photo)Spotted Towhee’s everywhere and more juveniles than we could count! It was a great opportunity to study several kinds of juvenile birds.
(Juvenile Spotted Towhee, Becca Reid)
Broad-tailed Hummingbird’s were everywhere.
(Becca Reid Photo)Lazuli Bunting stunning looks at an adult male and some female and young.
Says Phoebe
Western Kingbird
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Black-billed Magpie
Brown-headed Cowbird in with a family of towhees
Stellar’s Jay
Chipping Sparrow
House Wren- we never did see this bird, but it charmed us with all it’s singing.
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Black-capped Chickadee
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Mourning Dove
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Pygmy Nuthatch – we basically had a Nuthatch Fest, with all 3 varieties singing and flitting about. Sweet.
Western Tanager
Yellow-breasted Chat
Swainson’s Hawk
Lesser Goldfinch
House Finch
One calling Canyon Wren.
We also saw this lovely Rock Squirrel..
(Becca Reid Photo)
..And a nice mule deer.
(Becca Reid Photo)I think we were watching more juvy towhees and a female Broad-tailed Hummer here.
Thanks to Ann Reichhardt for this picture. Trying to get a group of birders to stand still and smile is like herding chickens! Two guys left to right not shown before are John Reichhardt, Robert Quist. I’m in front, left.
Garret, Wayne and I looking at a baby Mourning Dove.
(Ann R.Photo)
We made it to Horsetooth Falls which was more like a dribble, but hey there was water! That’s Bryer Shepherd sitting third from right.I think everyone is enjoying the break at the falls it was cool and green and beautiful.Yours truly, enjoying everyone chatting. (Ann R. photo)
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One Response to August Monthly Bird Walk Fun

  1. dabirdlady says:

    These pictures are great! I’m glad you’re having fun doing what you do so well! Lauren

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