Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Location: Hallam Lake
Today's mini-lesson featured three fall/winter sparrows to have on your radar - these birds are already being seen in the valley: white-crowned sparrow, gambelli subspecies; white-throated sparrow; and dark-eyed junco, pink-sided, slate, and Oregon subspecies. American robin was the most abundant species of the morning, with active flocks in fruit-laden shrubs and in treetops. Pine and evening grosbeaks were also feasting on fruits. Evening grosbeaks were heard throughout the morning, but it wasn't until near the end of our walk that we finally had a satisfying look at one male that was perched in a visible spot. Another highlight was a Cooper's hawk that we were able to study as it perched in a snag above Hallam Lake. Fall continues to deliver excellent birding. Join us on November 3rd at Hallam Lake!
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide
Photo by Mark Fuller