On Saturday August 11, fifteen determined birders walked around Santee Lakes. The weather was hot.
When we finished the hike, it was 100+degrees. We found 45 bird species. A good number for summer birding.
The best birds for the day were the Yellow-headed Blackbird and the Least Bittern. Surprisingly, both of these
birds were found by our birding mentor, Jack Friery. Here’s our bird list:
Great Blue Heron
Eurasian Collared Dove
Jim Beckman, trip leader