Morning Birding Species List | September 9, 2014

ACES Staff

September 10, 2014

Morning Birding Species List | September 9, 2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7:30AM – 10:30AM
Weather: mostly cloudy with intermittent rain

Location: Hallam Lake, North Star Nature Preserve
Species Identified    

Mourning Dove

Broad-tailed Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Northern Flicker

Steller’s Jay

Black-billed Magpie

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch 

House Wren

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Wilson’s Warbler

Green-tailed Towhee

Song Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Red-winged Blackbird

House Finch

Comments: Cloudy mornings are wonderful for great light and the ability to see birds’ plumage colors best. We were treated to a great show right away by the osprey that made several passes over Hallam Lake. Red-winged Blackbirds are gathering in large flocks to feed on grass seeds, and feeding seems to be intense with most species now as birds replenish fat reserves for migration.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist