Morning Birding at Hallam Lake Species List | June 2, 2020

Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 6:30 AM - 8:30AM
Weather: Mostly Sunny
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Mallard
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron
Osprey
Cordillera Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Warbling Vireo
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
House Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Pine Siskin
Lincoln's Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Yellow Warbler

Comments:

Behaviors were special highlights during this outing, with many birds gathering nesting material and others carrying food to nestlings. Chickadees were pulling plant down from willow and cottonwood catkins.  Wrens were pulling shreds of bark from cottonwood trees.  And pine siskins were flying by with materials in their bills.  Another major highlight is the active osprey nest on the new nesting platform above Hallam Lake, where a newly hatched nestling (or possibly more than one!) is nestled under a brooding adult, most likely the female.  The female appears to be lying low in the nest to keep the young bird(s) warm and is, therefore, a bit difficult to see, but we expect to see more of these birds as the nestling(s) grow and become more active.  This is the first active osprey nest at Hallam Lake and the highest nest upvalley, to our knowledge.  Breeding activities are in full swing!  Join us next week on June 9th at Rock Bottom Ranch!

 

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Bird Guide

Photo by Dale Armstrong