Morning Birding at Hallam Lake 5/3/22

ACES Staff

May 3, 2022

Morning Birding at Hallam Lake 5/3/22

Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 7am-10am
Weather: Partly Cloudy
Location: Hallam Lake

Migratory birds are returning and passing through the valley on a daily basis, and today’s bird activity level reflected that well. We began with evening grosbeaks, red-naped sapsuckers, flickers, and mountain chickadees in the cottonwood forest, and continued on to observe the ospreys changing incubation duty at their nest. We also spent time trying to find warblers singing in the cottonwood canopy, and discovered that they were yellow-rumped warblers (after thinking we could have had a migrating black-throated gray warbler). Other highlights included discovering a second great blue heron nest being built near the original nest (and a total of 6 adult herons in the nest area!); great, up-close looks at ruby-crowned kinglets and a downy woodpecker; and an active American dipper nest on a bridge over the river. Join us for our next birding outing!

Species List: 

Canada Goose
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Red-naped Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
American Dipper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Evening Grosbeak
House Finch
Cassin’s Finch
Pine Siskin
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Yellow Warbler

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo of Say’s Phoeobe by Renee Grayson.

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