Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

December 8, 2006 – Dyess AFB

Best bird(s) of the day:

  • Buffleheads, 5
  • Marsh Wren, 2 (one heard at the low water crossing in the golf course and the other seen in the diversion ditch south of WSA)
  • Eastern Bluebirds, 27 (highest count to date)


List Seen at the Golf Course:

  • Mallard, 19 (15 onTotten, 4 on Eff. pond)
  • Northern Shoveler, 12 (Totten)
  • Lesser Scaup, 1 (Eff. pond)
  • Buffleheads, 5 (Eff. pond)
  • Great Blue Heron, 1
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk, 1
  • Red-tailed Hawk, 2
  • Killdeer, 18
  • Greater Yellowlegs, 8
  • Ring-billed Gull, 15 (Eff. Pond)
  • Rock Pigeon, 6
  • Mourning Dove, 21
  • Belted Kingfisher, 1 (Eff. Pond)
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 2
  • American Crow, 2
  • Bewick’s Wren, 3
  • Marsh Wren, 1 (heard)
  • Eastern Bluebird, 22
  • Northern Mockingbird, 7
  • European Starling, 27
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, 2 (1 Audubon’s and 1 Myrtle’s)
  • Chipping Sparrow, 1
  • Field Sparrow, 1 (by Totten)
  • Vesper Sparrow, 1
  • Song Sparrow, 1
  • White-crowned Sparrow, 9
  • Dark-eyed Junco, 7
  • Meadowlark sp., 33
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, 6
  • House Finch, 5
  • American Goldfinch, 40
  • House Sparrow, 12


List seen around WSA:

  • Eastern Bluebird, 5

List seen in the diversion ditch south of WSA:

  • Marsh Wren, 1
  • Orange-crowned Warbler, 1
  • Savannah Sparrow, 3
  • Song Sparrow, 7
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow, 1
  • White-crowned Sparrow, 8
  • Dark-eyed Junco, 3
  • Meadowlark sp., 2
  • House Finch, 40
  • American Goldfinch, 1

Coyote, 2

Sightings by Laura Packer