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  Saturday Bird Walk − Bird Count − August 6, 2016    
Mostly cloudy and warm. 75°F. 2-6 mph. 18 participants.

Cedar Waxwing ©Kevin Rutherford
We went bush whacking some today. Funny how trails that were easily passible this spring are now overgrown. We did our part as mammals by dispersing seeds. Some even made it home with me at the end of the day. Shorebird migration will soon be upon us.

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Bird of the Day
Snowy Egret − 
Egretta thula


Snowy Egret ©Kevin Rutherford
The snowy egrets are staring their return migration and will be gracing us with their presence for the next few weeks. Our second look at this bird was fun to watch because of it was actively feeding. It alternated between slow stalking and running after prey. Watch my giggly video to see this bird in action.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds:
Birdfellow:  Snowy Egret
Youtube Video by WBCBoulder:  Snowy Egret - Wild Bird Company Walk 08.06.16

Flickriver:  Snowy Egret
Bird Count: Saturday, August 6, 2016
Great Blue Heron ©Neal Zaun

Walden Ponds & Sawhill Ponds Wildlife Habitats, Boulder, CO-US

Aug 6, 2016 7:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
43 species

Canada Goose 10
Downy Woodpecker
©Kevin Rutherford

Wood Duck 30, Many young ones. One group of 14 and another of 11.
Mallard 20
Blue-winged Teal 5
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 10
Snowy Egret 1, see Bird of the Day
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 5
Red-tailed Hawk 1
American Avocet 1
Killdeer 6
Solitary Sandpiper 3
Lesser Yellowlegs 1
Wilson's Snipe 1
Ring-billed Gull 30
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20
Black-Capped Chickadee
©Neal Zaun

Eurasian Collared-Dove 6
Mourning Dove 8
Broad-tailed Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 2
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 6
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1
Western Wood-Pewee 4
Eastern Kingbird 8
Blue Jay 2
Tree Swallow 2
Violet-green Swallow 10
American Goldfinch ©Kevin Rutherford

Barn Swallow 20
Black-capped Chickadee 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 6
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Yellow-headed Blackbird 4
Common Grackle 10
Bullock's Oriole 1
House Finch 10
American Goldfinch 14
Osprey ©Kevin Rutherford

Total species seen: 43

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Saturday Birders - Boulder, CO
©Steve Frye
Meet for Sat Morning Bird Walks

           From 7:30 am (promptly) to 10 am  
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