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Morning Birding Species List | September 23, 2014

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:30AM - 10:30PM
Weather:  partly cloudy
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified  
Canada Goose
Red-tailed Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Western Wood-peewee
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Mountain Chickadee
American Dipper
American Robin
Wilsons Warbler

Diffuse light on this cloudy morning provided great conditions for observing colors and fine details on several species that perched long enough for our group to study them and learn both bold and subtle field marks as well as postures and behaviors. An osprey, red-tailed hawk, and two Western wood-peewees were observed through the scope, and stimulated great discussion among the group for an excellent learning experience. Today's mini-lesson covered the fall equinox and the significance of changing day-length as a cue for birds for migration, winter-readiness, and other activities.
~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist