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Morning Birding Species List | September 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake, North Star Nature Preserve

Species Identified    
Mallard
Great blue Heron
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-naped Dapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
   Northern Flicker (pictured above)
Eastern Kingbird
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain chickadee
American Dipper
   American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow Warbler
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
Evening Grosbeak

Comments: Bird activity at Hallam Lake was incredible this morning! The eastern kingbirds are still around at the lake and feeding actively. What seemed to be a family of flickers was also particularly active, as well as a flock of cedar waxwings that was hawking airborne insects over the water. Kingfishers were also feeding, hitting the water for fish numerous times. At North Star Nature Preserve, red-winged blackbirds were feeding and moving in a large flock. Red-tailed hawks and great blue herons were observed several times for a great visual show. This outing was a particularly rich experience for birders, in terms of both species and behaviors observed.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist