Big Country Audubon Society

Sightings

May 22, 2007-DAFB

Best Bird(s) of the day:

  • Cattle Egret, 1 perched in a Poplar at Totten Pond
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, 2: 1 adult, 1 juvenile
  • Swainson’s Hawk chicks have hatched: telltale white down all around nest and foliage. Don’t know how many are in nest yet, Mom is very protective.
  • Lark Sparrow fledgling, got a picture which I will post soon.

Complete List:

  • Mallard, 2
  • Wild Turkey, 3
  • Northern Bobwhite, 5
  • Great Blue Heron, 1
  • Cattle Egret, 1
  • Green Heron, 3
  • Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, 2
  • Turkey Vulture, 2
  • Mississippi Kite, 6
  • Swainson’s Hawk, 2
  • Red-tailed Hawk, 1
  • Killdeer, 3
  • Spotted Sandpiper, 2
  • Rock Pigeon, 4
  • Mourning Dove, 31
  • Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 4
  • Greater Roadrunner, 1
  • Golden-fronted Woodpecker, 2
  • Ladder-backed Woodpecker, 1
  • Ash-throated Flycatcher, 9
  • Western Kingbird, 17
  • Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, 39
  • Chihuahuan Raven, 1 (plus 3 in the nest)
  • Cliff Swallow, 38
  • Cave Swallow, 8
  • Black-crested Titmouse, 5
  • Eastern Bluebird, 6 (1 juv. was seen at WSA)
  • American Robin, 2
  • Northern Mockingbird, 14
  • Curve-billed Thrasher, 2
  • European Starling, 28
  • Cassin’s Sparrow, 2
  • Lark Sparrow, 7
  • Grasshopper Sparrow, 1
  • Northern Cardinal, 3
  • Painted Bunting, 5
  • Dickcissel, 11
  • Red-winged Blackbird, 3
  • Eastern Meadowlark, 5
  • Common Grackle, 9
  • Great-tailed Grackle, 3
  • Brown-headed Cowbird, 9
  • Bullock’s Oriole, 7
  • House Finch, 11
  • House Sparrow, 5

Sightings by LgPacker @ various places