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Morning Birding Species List | September 9, 2014

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7:30AM - 10:30AM
Weather: mostly cloudy with intermittent rain
Location: Hallam Lake, North Star Nature Preserve
Species Identified  
Mourning Dove
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch 
House Wren
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Wilson's Warbler
Green-tailed Towhee
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch

Comments: Cloudy mornings are wonderful for great light and the ability to see birds' plumage colors best. We were treated to a great show right away by the osprey that made several passes over Hallam Lake. Red-winged Blackbirds are gathering in large flocks to feed on grass seeds, and feeding seems to be intense with most species now as birds replenish fat reserves for migration.

~ Rebecca Weiss, ACES Naturalist