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Morning Birding Species List | March 1, 2016

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: high thin clouds, 28 F.
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified
      

Canada Goose (pictured above)
Mallard
Green-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
Blted Kingfisher
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee

 

Mountain Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

Comments:
The morning chorus is becoming gradually more robust, as more birds are starting to sing.  Red-winged blackbirds were particularly vocal and active; males have lost nearly all the buffy edges of their basic plumage.  Magpies are actively building a nest near the visitor center building.  Bird feeders in the preserve offered great up-close looks at mid-molt American goldfinches showing splotches of bright yellow, red-breasted nuthatches, pine siskins, and both species of chickadees.  It feels like spring is in the air, but the birds know that there's plenty more winter ahead! 

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide