Morning Birding Species List | May 3, 2016
May 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30AM – 9:30AM
Weather: sunny, cold.
Location: Hallam Lake
A change in the weather after over a week of snowy, winter-like weather brought out many birds on this sunny, crisp morning. For some of us, we got to hear our first Broad-tailed Hummingbirds of the season and had our first sightings of Red-Naped Sapsucker. Highlights included a great look at a Ruby-crowned Kinglet’s red crown, nesting American Dippers, and Evening Grosbeaks at close range allowing us to get a good grip on their vocalizations. This is the time to get out and bird a lot while species are arriving on a weekly basis and vegetation is not yet leafed out, allowing great visibility. The morning was capped off with an excellent view of a hunting long-tailed weasel at close range. Its coat had molted to brown fur nearly completely, leaving just a bit of white toward the black tipped end of its tail.
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide