Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List
June 30, 2020
Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 6:30 AM – 9:30AM
Weather: Low clouds, then mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake and Rio Grande Trail
Low clouds and low temperatures with light rain kept bird activity relatively low during the early morning, but we enjoyed watching the ospreys’ activity around their nest platform and around the lake and river. One of the adults flew in carrying what appeared to be a long strip of bark, possibly adding it to the nest as these birds are known to do throughout their nesting cycle. Mallard ducklings and Canada goslings of various sizes/ages were abundant and fun to watch. We had excellent views of song sparrows and yellow warblers in the preserve, and later as the sun came out and bird activity picked up, we had up-close views of violet-green swallows from the bridge over the Roaring Fork River on the Rio Grande Trail. Dippers were elusive until the end of the outing when we spotted one on lower Hunter Creek. Join us next Tuesday morning at Rock Bottom Ranch!
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Dale Armstrong