Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

March 17, 2007 – San Angelo Field Trip

Although the targeted longspurs were not seen, a little-seen event took the title of “Best Bird,” a Great Blue Heron Rookery. Pictures can be viewed at the Rookery Picture Album.

Best bird(s):

  • Great Blue Heron, rookery on Lake Nasworthy
  • Osprey, 1 flying close overhead at the rookery

Complete List:
Key: TG: Tom Green County; LK: Lake Kirby, Taylor County

  • Gadwall, 40+, LK
  • Blue-winged Teal, 8, LK
  • Northern Shoveler, 40+ LK
  • Green-winged Teal, 26 LK
  • Lesser Scaup, 1 TG
  • Wild Turkey, heard vocalizing at Oakwood Trails
  • Pied-billed Grebe, 2 SA, LK
  • Double-crested Cormorant, 75-100, LK
  • Great Blue Heron, 12, TG
  • Great Egret, 1 LK
  • Turkey Vulture, 12, TG
  • Osprey, 1, TG
  • Northern Harrier, 1 TG
  • Red-tailed Hawk, 4 TG
  • American Kestrel, 2 TG
  • American Coot, 12 TG, 75-100 LK
  • Killdeer, 3 TG & LK
  • Ring-billed Gull, 1 TG, 10 LK
  • Rock Pigeon, 24 TG
  • Eurasian Collared-Dove, 12, TG
  • Mourning Dove, 100++ TG
  • Belted Kingfisher, 1, TG
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker, 1 TG
  • Blue Jay, 1 NE Abi
  • Horned Lark, 30 TG
  • Barn Swallow, 2 TG
  • Cactus Wren, 2 TG
  • Bewick’s Wren, 1 TG
  • Marsh Wren, 2 LK
  • Eastern Bluebird, 4 Oakwood Trails
  • American Robin, 4 TG
  • Northern Mockingbird, 3 TG
  • European Starling, 12 TG
  • Vesper Sparrow, 2 TG
  • Savannah Sparrow, 6 TG
  • White-crown Sparrow, 8 TG
  • Dark-eyed Junco, 2 Oakwood Trails
  • Northern Cardinal, 1 TG
  • Red-winged Blackbird, 36+ TG
  • Meadowlark species, 75-100
  • Western Meadowlark, 1
  • Brewer’s Blackbird-probably but didn’t take time to really look for them
  • Great-tailed Grackle, 8 TG
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, 100+ TG
  • House Finch, 6 TG
  • Lesser Goldfinch, 1 NE Abi
  • House Sparrow, 15 TG

Sightings by: Jimmie Dockery, June Estes, Kathy Hampton, Bill Hughes, Leon & Bera Johnson, Laura Packer, Esta Wigginton

3 Responses to “March 17, 2007 – San Angelo Field Trip”

  1. Edna Says:

    I’m glad you guys found so many birds. I wish the body had been up to an all day adventure. The heron rookery certainly was a nice find – and they are proceeding with their business in the high wind – amazing!

  2. Earlene Says:

    What fun, we wish we could have joined you. By the way, humming birds arrived yesterday—a few more today–but not many. Even just one makes me happy.
    Thanks for all your pictures.

  3. Laura Says:

    Earlene, I knew their arrival was imminent for my coral honeysuckle is blooming. Can’t wait to get out your way to see what has flown in. Thanks for taking such good care of our little feathered jewels.