Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List
February 4, 2021
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 8:00AM – 11:00AM
Location: Hallam Lake
Sunny weather and lengthening days gave today a spring-like feel, especially with a few singing birds in the soundscape. Songsters this morning included song sparrows, red-winged blackbirds, both species of chickadees, and American dippers. A juvenile heron roosted and preened in its sunny spot on the beaver lodge, while ring-necked ducks actively dove for food and a spotted towhee called from the willow meadow. A small flock of pygmy nuthatches bounced around among spruce crowns and visited the feeders. In the new beaver wetlands, five Wilson’s snipes flushed as we crossed the boardwalk and a flock of red-winged blackbirds gathered by the back cattail marsh. Dippers were actively feeding on the lake as well as along the river. The group of common grackles continues to base camp near the bird of prey building and American goldfinches joined the flock at the feeders by the visitor center. It was an excellent morning with great views, good light, and interesting bird behaviors. Join us again on March 2nd for Morning Birding at Hallam Lake!
Great Blue Heron
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Mark Fuller