Monday, April 29, 2013

Wheatridge Green Belt 4-29-13

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Snowy Egret
Great-tailed Grackle
Black-crowned Night-heron
Jordan Spalding (my boyfriend) adventured for a short walk around the Prospect Park that turned into a four hour excursion that totaled 50 species! We had never realised there were many ponds beyond the prospect park pond but today we ventured out and found 4 other small ponds a lovely marshy cattail area and a cormorant rookery! This is a sure sign that spring is on its way! The follow is our list and some photographs!

-Megan M.

Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Lesser Scaup
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Black-crowned Night-heron
Accipter Sp.
Red-tailed Hawk
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Ring-billed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Mourning Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Say's Phoebe
Blue Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
House Wren
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Song Sparrow
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Common Grackle
Great-tailed Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Sparrow


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