Morning Birding Species List | September 23, 2014


ACES Staff

September 22, 2014

Morning Birding Species List | September 23, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30AM – 10:30PM
Weather:  partly cloudy
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified    
Canada Goose

Mallard

Osprey

Red-tailed Hawk

Rock Pigeon

Belted Kingfisher

Northern Flicker

Western Wood-peewee

     
Steller’s Jay

Black-billed Magpie

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Mountain Chickadee

American Dipper

American Robin

Wilsons Warbler


Comments:
Diffuse light on this cloudy morning provided great conditions for observing colors and fine details on several species that perched long enough for our group to study them and learn both bold and subtle field marks as well as postures and behaviors. An osprey, red-tailed hawk, and two Western wood-peewees were observed through the scope, and stimulated great discussion among the group for an excellent learning experience. Today’s mini-lesson covered the fall equinox and the significance of changing day-length as a cue for birds for migration, winter-readiness, and other activities.
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist

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