Morning Birding Species List | August 5, 2014
August 5, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7AM – 10AM
Weather: partly cloudy
Location: Hallam Lake, Moore Openspace, Ute Cemetery
House Wren (pictured above)
Comments: Summer is beginning to wind up: the spotted sandpipers have molted into their non-breeding plumage, and have lost their spots; cedar waxwings are starting to flock; and mallards are in full eclipse plumage. Fledgling activity has ramped up, as young birds get their bearings and prepare for fall activities.
Today’s outing explored vibrant mountain shrubland and riparian habitats on public and private openspace, and the mini-lesson was about the importance of preserving habitat for birds and their other wild neighbors.
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist