Categories

Evening Birding Species List | July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 6PM - 8PM
Weather:  partly cloudy, some thunderstorm activity
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified  

Mallard
Spotted Sandpiper
Rock Pigeon
Broad-tailed Hummingbird (pictured above)
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay

   American Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Mountain Chickadee
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Song Sparrow

Comments: Changing weather quieted the birds at first this evening, but we were treated with rising activity as the thunderstorm passed: cedar waxwings hawking insects, kingfishers on the lakeshore, broad-tailed hummingbirds fly-catching in swarms of gnats, a close encounter with a Rufous Hummingbird, and song sparrows singing. Great evening light gave us good looks at colors in plumages. Other highlights: foraging beavers and a swimming garter snake.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist