Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List
August 12, 2020
Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Hallam Lake
Late summer birding offers opportunities to learn field marks of immature birds and compare them to those of adults in mixed-age flocks. Cedar waxwings and yellow warblers gave us a chance to look at age-related plumages. Other highlights included an osprey eating a fish over the lake, an active kingfisher, mallards in eclipse plumage, and a spotted sandpiper that had molted into its non-spotted, non-breeding appearance. We added several species to the list at the end of our outing in the Jennie Adair Park area, including white-breasted nuthatch, cordilleran flycatcher, and brown creeper. As always we enjoyed sharing recent birding stories, adding rich learning, interest, and camaraderie to the morning. Join us next week at Rock Bottom Ranch!
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Dale Armstrong