On Saturday morning August 10, twenty-three birders walked around Santee Lakes. The summer weather was pleasant, not too hot and everybody enjoyed the morning hike.
Lots of Great-tailed Grackles, but the best bird of the day was the well-hidden Least Bittern. Several up-close Green Herons were seen, and we all got great looks at two Red-crowned Parrots.
We found 43 bird species, but it is note-worthy that we didn’t locate a single warbler. Not even a Common Yellowthroat!
Here is our bird species list:
Great Blue Heron
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Leader: Jim Beckman
Photos taken on the walk by Tony Provenzano: Santee Lakes 8-10-19