Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List


ACES Staff

September 22, 2020

Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 7:30AM – 10:30AM
Weather:  Mostly Cloudy 
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified:

Canada Goose
Mallard
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Sora
Rail sp.
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Warbling Vireo
Steller’s Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Cedar Waxwing
Evening Grosbeak
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler

 

Comments:

 

Fall migration continues as warblers seem to be diminishing in general abundance and diversity in the upper valley, and hummingbirds and flycatchers have basically left.  We saw one hummingbird this morning, a straggler at the late end of the usual time frame for these birds around here.  Evening grosbeaks were a highlight, with many of them in loose flocks calling from high in the canopy throughout the preserve and surrounding cottonwood forests.  We were able to see females perched in good light and we had the chance to see the prominent white patches in male’s wings in flight.  We also had ongoing experience hearing their calls, providing the repetition that helps with memorizing this useful auditory cue.  Shrubby habitats were full of birds, including Wilson’s, yellow-rumped, and orange-crowned warblers.  A brown creeper and a sora were additional highlights.  Join us next Tuesday at Rock Bottom Ranch!

 

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Mark Fuller

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