Evening Birding Species List | July 22, 2015

ACES Staff

July 23, 2015

Evening Birding Species List | July 22, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 6PM – 8PM
Weather: sunny, clear
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified    
Canada Goose 
Mallard (pictured above)
Spotted Sandpipier
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Steller’s Jay
Black-billed Magpie
      American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
American Robin
Yellow Warbler
Song Sparrow
Pine Siskin

Evening is a great time to watch birds and other wildlife, and Hallam Lake is alive with activity during this quiet time of day. It also offers the chance to observe feeding, resting, and preening behaviors, as birds do their daily end of day routines. We were able to study mallards in mid-molt, resting on shore, and dabbling; this gave us a good chance to learn about divers vs. dabblers and other important duck information.  We also studied the Canada geese, noting field marks for differentiating adults from juveniles. The kingfisher gave us a great show of flight and active feeding, as well as a chance to observe field marks of an adult female bird. The short species list typical of evening birding sessions is ideal for beginning birders because it is a manageable amount to learn and the observations we get tend to be very high quality.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide