Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

December 16, 2006 – Cedar Creek, NE Abilene

Best bird(s) of the morning:

  • Great Kiskadee, 1 (heard along the 1700 block of Cedar Crest)
  • Winter Wren, 1 (boldly marched …OK, hopped… past me from 3 feet away while cussing …OK, giving his alarm call… and working his way downstream)
  • Hermit Thrush, 1 (h)

Complete list:

  • Gadwall, 8
  • Mallard, 12
  • Northern Shoveler, 5
  • Ring-necked Duck, 2
  • Great Blue Heron, 1
  • Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 (h)
  • American Kestrel, 1
  • Greater Yellowlegs, 1
  • Ring-billed Gull, 12 (flying overhead)
  • Rock Pigeon, 36
  • White-winged Dove, 53
  • Mourning Dove, 36
  • Belted Kingfisher, 1
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 1
  • Northern Flicker, 2
  • Eastern Phoebe, 1
  • Blue Jay, 10
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 1
  • Carolina Wren, 1
  • Winter Wren, 1 (maybe 2, another heard downstream an hour later but could be the same bird)
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 6
  • Hermit Thrush, 1 (h)
  • American Robin, 16
  • Northern Mockingbird, 2
  • European Starling, 48
  • Cedar Waxwing, 24
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, 12
  • Spotted Towhee, 3
  • Field Sparrow, 1
  • Song Sparrow, 5
  • Lincoln’s Sparrow, 3
  • White-throated Sparrow, 1 (h)
  • White-crowned Sparrow, 1 (h)
  • Dark-eyed Junco, 60
  • Northern Cardinal, 6
  • Red-winged Blackbird, close to 100 flying overhead
  • House Finch, 36
  • American Goldfinch, 25

All sightings by Laura Packer