Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

October 28-29 – Weekend Birding

October 29: Lake Fort Phantom

Best bird(s) of the day:

Bald Eagle, 1 immature at the south end of Johnston Park

Others:

  • Great Egret (6)
  • Northern Pintail
  • Mallard
  • Black-bellied Plover (1)
  • Lesser Yellowlegs (2)
  • Least Sandpiper (14)
  • Franklin’s Gull (1)
  • Bonaparte’s Gull (4)
  • Lots of Ring-billed Gulls
  • American Pipit (1)
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Vesper Sparrow

Lake Fort Phantom Sightings by Lorie Black

NE Abilene, Cedar Creek area:

  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1
  • Spotted Towhee, 5
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow, 4
  • Song Sparrow, 3 (fos)

Cedar Creek sightings by Laura Packer

October 28, Saturday:

Kirby Lake

Best bird(s) of the day: the incredible number of pelicans (190) at Kirby and the HUMONGOUS number of ducks (446) at Lake Abilene.

  • Eared Grebe
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • American White Pelican, 190++
  • Double-crested Cormorants
  • Greater Yellowlegs
  • Belted Kingfisher

Lake Abilene

  • Mallard
  • Gadwall
  • Blue-winged Teal
  • American Wigeon
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Canvasback
  • Redhead
  • Ruddy Duck
  • Lesser Scaup
  • Ring-necked Duck (fos)
  • Bufflehead (fos)
  • American Kestrel
  • Red-tailed Hawk
  • American Coot
  • Killdeer
  • Greater Roadrunner
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Eastern Phoebe
  • Blue Jay
  • Eastern Bluebird
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler

Kirby and Lake Abilene Sightings by Kathy Hampton and Bill Hughes